Sunday, March 20, 2011

And you, President Obama?

"I want the American people to know that the use of force
is not our first choice, and it's not a choice that I make
lightly. But we can't stand idly by when a tyrant tells
his people that there will be no mercy." PRESIDENT OBAMA,
on the American decision to use military force against Col.
Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya.

But Obama too is a tyrant. Does he think he was elected king? I think Bradley Manning is also one of our people and you show no mercy to him, despite his not being tried yet. Held in jail for months and tortured--that's the way a tyrant acts. That's YOU.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

According to the Times (3/13)...

"The Environmental Protection Agency says that everyone in the United States is exposed to very small amounts of cesium-137 in soil and water because of atmospheric fallout from the nuclear detonations of the cold war."

Remember those? We've all been lulled into such ridiculous complacency that we actually build nuclear plants--on purpose--"for peaceful uses." Fool me once, shame on you; fool me countless numbers of time, over and over in the most outrageous ways, not only shame on me--also total vulnerability and insanity. I feel like Cunegonde, not to mention Candide. Voltaire knew it all. The government, the nuclear agencies, the scientists (presumably in the pay of certain industrialists)--all Dr. Pangloss. And all totally successful at pulling the wool over our eyes again and again.

First you kill and sicken millions in Japan, where the first nuclear bombs are dropped, and THEN THEY AGREE TO HAVE NUCLEAR PLANTS IN THEIR MIDST? It's just really hard to believe how idiotic human beings can be.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The treatment of Bradley Manning

This is a total disgrace. The Army is making Mr. Manning spend every night (and every morning inspection) stark naked... as a precaution against suicide, they say. Hollow laughter. As someone on Glenn Greenwald's blog said, "using suicide prevention to drive someone insane...". This young man, convicted of nothing,is being treated in this inhuman manner with the silent approval of Barack Obama! I voted for him. Never again. As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with his dream of "not pissing off rich people." This is sheer cruelty in aid of making sure that no one ever attempts to tell government secrets again. That way the government can behave with impunity on every front, just as they do now, but with no fear at all of being shown up. I am so utterly horrified that Obama could allow such a thing to happen...

As blogger ioz says: A thing to remember about tyranny is that it is always absurd; as it becomes more cruel, it becomes more ridiculous.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here are the products the Koch Brothers make money on

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes
All Georgia-Pacific lumber and building products, including:
Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
ToughArmor Gypsum board
Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
Densglass sheathing
G/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)
FibreStrong Rim board
G/P Lam board
Blue Ribbon OSB Rated Sheathing
Blue Ribbon Sub-floor
DryGuard Enhanced OSB
Nautilus Wall Sheathing
Thermostat OSB Radiant Barrier Sheathing
Broadspan Engineered Wood Products
XJ 85 I-Joists
FireDefender Banded Cores
FireDefender FS
FireDefender Mineral Core
Hardboard and Thin MDF including Auto Hardboard,
Perforated Hardboard and Thin MDF
Wood Fiberboard
Commercial Roof Fiberboard
Hushboard Sound Deadening Board
Regular Fiberboard Sheathing
Structural Fiberboard Sheathing

(INVISTA Products):
COMFOREL® fiberfill
COOLMAX® fabric
CORDURA® fabric
DACRON® fiber
SOLARMAX® fabric
SOMERELLE® bedding products
SUPPLEX® fabric
TACTEL® fiber
TACTESSE® carpet fiber
TERATE® polyols
TERATHANE® polyether glycol
PHENREZ® resin
POLARGUARD® fiber and
LYCRA® fiber