Category Archives: World News

This daily review will present headlines and a short paragraph concerning issues presented in newspapers throughout the world.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I have never used ketchup on any breakfast item.

I go crazy if anything gets stuck between my teeth.

America is at an impasse except for those on social networks. They babble along.

I allowed a car to cut in the line, and no arm waved indicating a thank you!

To accept life is not to approve life.

I doubt if there are tooth fairies in Heaven.

At 84, I wonder about my mind, it would certainly help those at 24 if they did some mind wondering!

Those raised on city streets “read people” when encountering a stranger.

Misread people can result in misread consequences.

Long time since I bossed anyone. No regrets.

I so miss Rick, Newt, Herman, Mitt and the gals!

Vladimir Is Upset!

Vladimir Putin is upset, and when the wise leader of Russia becomes agitated then we all should take another look at what we just did. After all, he is the guardian of Mother Russia, in fact, he is now Mother Russia. The European Union just reached a trade agreement with Ukraine which endeavored to stimulate trade and assist the nation in its efforts to become economically stable. For some strange reason, the European Union had this interesting idea that it could negotiate with Ukraine without consulting the man in the Kremlin! After all, He is The Man. So, his trade officials made clear to the European Union and Ukraine that further discussions between these two parties would have to be placed on hold until the legitimate desires of Mother Russia are met!

The Russian government insists the Russian”input” in this negotiation is vital in order to attain success. It wants “formulas to remove the concern of the Russian side.” I thought Ukraine was negotiating with the EU, so how come there is now a “Russian side?” Essentially, the Russian side demands that Ukraine trade with Russia based on conditions established by Russia.

By the way, what ever happened to the United States protecting the rights of free fade? Just asking.

Hey Mars, Here We Come!

The NASA space craft MAVEN will descend upon Mars some time this weekend. Its task is to check the Martian environment and atmosphere for any signs that at some point in the evolution of this planet that life existed. We Earth folk are interested in other planets because they just might possess the materials of life. Of course, this is important. After all, how certain are we that humans will be able to continue life on the planet named, Earth? Given our propensity for violence, death, destruction of one another, is there any guarantee that life will continue on this planet? I do understand that Captain Kirk and the Enterprise are voyaging among planets in the universe in order to decide which should join with Earth and create conditions for other Earth style planets.

Perhaps, the best thing we Earthians can do for Mars is to keep off their planet. Imagine the NRA on Mars? Can you just conceive a Ted Cruz and the Republican party in charge of an entire planet? On the other hand, since there currently are no life forms on Mars, how about sending this planet ISIS and other allied groups. They can enforce Sharia law, and live in a perfect old fashioned Muslim world without being pestered by all that modernity stuff! I say, MARS FOR ISIS! At least then they will be happy.

Great Australian Terror Raid

About 800 Australian policemen and women descended upon dozens of homes throughout the Sydney area in search of terrorists. Police had received reports that a terror group was preparing to seize innocent people, take them to a secure hideout, and then behead them on YouTube so the world could see what happens to those who defy ISIS and its Sharia dominated world. Many residents report hearing the sounds of police cars, shouts and warnings. Well, the Great Raid is over, 15 people have been arrested. Reporters noticed that 22 year old Omarjan Azari was sitting on a bench close to tears and mumbling his confusion as to how and why he was in the police station. He certainly did not resemble in any shape or form a man who could behead anyone. But, this trembling, crying young man is allegedly a potential murderer of the innocent.

Oh, nine people already have been released. Two or three were charged with possessing guns. Of course in America, that would be legal. Two women were told to report to for a court date. So much for the Great Australian Police Raid. Hysteria now reigns all over the world. Score another ISIS triumph of fear.

Weapons Of Destruction For Schools

The Pentagon has become an important source of materials to assist in the education of children. It is now providing school districts with MRAP armored vehicles, grenade launchers and M16 rifles. The ostensible reason is providing schools with necessary weapons to use in case there is a shooting in the school. Throughout the history of school violence in the 20th century there is only ONE example of a school bombing. It happened in the 1920s when an adult became angry and blew up an elementary school. All other examples are of one or two boys securing guns, entering a school and shooting either children or teachers. This is a FACT, not an opinion.

So, how exactly does an armored vehicle fit into school bombings? Actually, we know the profile of school bombers.

1. They are white male teens living in a suburban or small town.

2. There is a history of bullying connected with the boys.

3. They are lonely and feel isolated.

There is not a single example of mass bombing in an urban school.

So, why the need for this useless equipment?

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments

USA, New York Post: “Don’t Forget Your Gun”

Sound advice to cops out to shoot a dark skinned man.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Real Estate Boom In Arctic”

Each house comes with a furnished igloo!

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Motorist Dies When Car Hits Truck”

So, how about the truck, is it still alive?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russian Election”

Gee, I wonder who won?

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Working On Trust Issues”

Hopefully, Oscar has work cut out for him with next girl friend!

RUN FOR COVER, THE Bad PEOPLE ARE COMING!!

ISIS did it again. It released some footage that depicts the White House along with scenes of American tanks being blasted to pieces. Another ISIS triumph in getting Americans to fear this terrorist group. Over half of the American population actually believes they are personally threatened by a group of black dressed men waving guns back in Iraq. One in three Americans believes they might be killed by ISIS nut cases. IN other words, 30,000 black dressed men lacking missiles, planes,ships, are somehow going to get to America and storm the White House while American troops stand by in fear of their lives. This attitude is hysteria gone wild. THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY ISIS CAN THREATEN THE LIVES OF AMERICANS! On the other hand:

1. Over 25,000 American die in car accidents each year.

2. Over 25,000 Americans die in gun shootings each year.

3. America has among the worst figures in death of babies in the world.

4. America now ranks 22nd in the world in terms of life expectancy.

The above figures are threats to the live of Americans, not ISIS!

Why Are People Sent To Jail?

It would be difficult for modern Americans to realize that during the 18th and 19th centuries American ideas on handling criminals impacted the thinking of Europeans. Once upon a time we Americans were regarded as leaders in the handling of criminal system. The original idea propagated in America was that jail served as an opportunity to rehabilitate those who engaged in crime. Of course, this concept is now the purpose of prisons in many nations such as Sweden or Norway. The American idea that criminals can be rehabilitated has long fell out of favor. Instead, people are sent to jail as punishment and the purpose of prison time is to make them experience the horror of being under control of guards whose only thought is keeping prisoners under control.

Rine lima-Marin at age 20 was criminal. Together with friends he robbed video stores, engaged in kidnapping of people and was caught. He was sentenced to life in prison. By mistake, he was released on parole in 2008. He returned home, married his girl friend, got a job and had two children. There are no reports that he did anything wrong during this time period. In other words, he was rehabilitated. But, the error was discovered and back in prison he went. His family and church supporters are asking that he be allowed to return home and continue his successful process of rehabilitation.

Just remember it cost society about $30,000 year to keep someone in jail. Multiply that figure by 70 and you will learn the cost of returning a rehabilitated man to jail!

Republicans Support Equal Pay For Wealthy Folk

There are few certainties in life, but when it comes to anything to do with equal pay for women, one can bet the Republican party will take a strong stand in favor of fairness. Of course, when Republicans mention the word, “fairness,” they mean we should be fair to those who run corporations. Democrats in the US Senate introduced a bill that called for fairness in pay and “lost”because they were only to persuade 52 to vote for it while 40 opposed. The proposed law would prevent corporations from paying women less than men when both were doing the same job. Rushing to the rescue of women from this horrible idea was Senator Mitch McConnell. He is terribly concerned for women, and once they can earn as much as men, there is only one outcome–they will lose their jobs!

Let the wise man speak: “At the time when the Obama economy is already hurting women so much, this legislation would double down on the problem while lining the pockets of trial lawyers.” If women have the right to sue to obtain equal pay this means the law only benefits trial lawyers. If there is one group Republicans hate it is trial lawyers. Of course, they love trial lawyers who ensure that businessmen never pay high taxes.

Beheading OK For Our Side

Among the ironic aspects of America’s anger against ISIS for beheading people is that one of our main allies makes a habit of not only beheading, but also engaging in the act of crucification. Saudi Arabia is among the leading nations of the world which engage in the act of beheading folk. Only they behead men who steal or rape a woman or happen to say the wrong thing. Sheik Nimir is a Shiite living in a nation that is governed by strict Sunni Muslim laws. He allegedly inspired fellow Shiites to speak out against the King of Saudi Arabia, and there might be evidence that he inspired some to take up arms against the government. Of course, in Saudi Arabia being “against the King” is a high crime and it could result in losing one’s head.

A Saudi court is now urging the Sheik be crucified because of his heretical views and anti-monarchy attitudes. Over a dozen, not two, men have been beheaded this year in the country of Saudi Arabia which has joined the coalition to end ISIS beheading of people. So glad the right beheading folk are on OUR side!