The designer of the finest and most popular equalizer known to man – the AK47 assault rifle – has died. Mikhail Kalashnikov was 94.
Without even a quick look to check numbers, here’s how it stacks up for some of us:
- 20,000,000 Russians;
- 6,000,000 Jews;
- Miscellaneous Poles, Slovacks and on and on.
- we don’t really know, but perhaps it’s in the hundreds or a thousand.
- who really knows for sure, because America, as it is doing now, obfuscates. We all know how much damage Saddam Hussein did on 9/11 to endure Butcher Bush’s crowd and its indignities. For those ignorant of the facts, the answer is none.
And just for the hell of it, let’s throw in the United States of America and see what we come up with.
- Vietnam, courtesy of Henry Kissinger’s favorite Domino Theory country at the time, wherein Indochine would go all communist, all the time;
- Iraq, thanks to the monumental dumbassery of Butcher Bush and his ignorant cronies;
- Oh, and let’s not forget to add Cambodia and Pol Pot/Henry Kissinger into the mix;
- And on and on. If you want numbers, go look it up. They’re horrendous in America’s own right.
Hitler? Really? You had to drag out Hitler, as many Americans do when comparing people in their own country to a favorite bogey-man? Why, I’ll never understand, but for the most part, it’s probably ignorance. Deliberate ignorance of fact is not unknown in America.
Why not some American bogey-man? Oh, that’s right. America is the good guy in all of this, just waiting to bomb the shit out of more innocent civilian men, women and children to show the world how righteous it is.
God bless America in its pursuit of even more enemies around the world.
we all some a few of us know it wouldn’t be long before it would be implemented on this side of the ocean. For all we know, perhaps it has already been implemented in, you know, some country on this side of the ocean. A simple executive order would do it, for the most part, and Congress wouldn’t ever have to be consulted. Nor would the electorate.
Quoting an outside news source is now illegal. Linking to a news site is illegal. Opposing the government on your personal blog, of course, was already illegal, and those who did so were routinely prosecuted. –the Daily Dot
Link to the Daily Dot article.
The New York Times revealed Tuesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has access to the entirety of telecom giant AT&T’s phone records.
the Hemisphere program enables swifter and more reliable tracking of drug dealers. The program “simply streamlines the process of serving the subpoena to the phone company so law enforcement can quickly keep up with drug dealers… –salon.com
Of course the American government and the DEA can quickly keep up with drug dealers by using a vast and illegal database. That’s why the importation and use of drugs is way, way down and rapidly decreasing. Because, you know, the government is listening, and the drug dealers are so very afraid.
Unrelated, but I have to say it anyway:
Already the American Constitution lies in tatters. Judges and courts spout corporate and government propaganda in their judgements. The middle class has been raped, pillaged and destroyed by greedy corporations. Politicians of all stripes are bought, sold and traded by big business and the lobbying machines like nothing more than the cattle they are. Mainstream media, owned by giant corporations, ignores and abdicates their responsibilities, then lines up to see who can kiss more government ass, faster.
The biggest joke of all: Ignorant citizens, ad nauseum, hold high three-word signs, much photographed, proudly declaring, We the People.
Doesn’t anyone know the rest of it?
The next two presidential elections will seal the fate of America. If not one of them will begin to put an end to the abject stupidity, there will be no end to the road America has chosen to travel. Ever. Sadly, many nations will be drawn in to Amercia’s nightmare, as others have in the past during related excursions by other countries.
I really hope I’m wrong on this, but I don’t think I will be.
What a joke. Not only that, but they’ve capitalized it.
Proposed legislation in New Hampshire, that self-proclaimed bastion of freedom or death, would be sure to keep ’em down on the farm. Jesus, what’s with those people?
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person, including a business owner or employee thereof, shall be required to provide services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges to an individual if the request is related to the solemnization, celebration, or promotion of a marriage and providing such services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges would be a violation of the person’s conscience or religious faith. A person’s refusal to provide services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges in accordance with this section shall not create any civil claim or cause of action or result in any state action to penalize or withhold benefits from such person.
Live free or die indeed.
by Teju Cole.