Fair Warning…

“People who have studied the extremist right as a historical and sociopolitical phenomenon in depth are acutely aware of a simple truth: America has been very, very lucky so far when it comes to fascistic political movements.

“And now, with the arrival of the Donald Trump 2016 phenomenon, that luck may be about to run out.

“Nor is this phenomenon just a flash in the pan. Trump is the logical end result of an endless series of assaults on not just American liberalism, but on democratic institutions themselves, by the American right for many years. It is the long-term creep of radicalization of the right come home to roost…”


the game’s afoot…

the refugee flood isn’t going to end well… jus’ sayin’
“Sultan Tayyip has won this round in his contest on behalf of Islam and against the West. The migrants who have flooded Europe nearly all came from camps in Turkey or they transited Turkey. Turkey is very nearly s police state under Sultan Tayyip. In addition to the massive armed forces there is the jendarma (gendarmerie) which is also massively resourced and ubiquitous. A mouse can’t squeak in Turkey without Sultan Tayyip knowing in what key it sings. You have noticed that the Turks did not try to keep the migrants from crossing the narrow straits to the Greek islands?

“IMO Sultan Tayyip and his vizier Davutoglu sent the refugees to Europe in the belief that the pressure of the inundation and its inevitable cargo of embedded IS infiltrators would cause the Euroweenies to fold. The turbaned ones (figuratively) were obviously right.

“Turkey will receive a bribe of 3.2 billion dollars (3 billion Euro) in return for keeping further migrants out of Greece and for taking some back (maybe). They will also receive accelerated processing of their desired membership in the EU. As Davutoglu said today “now we can move forward in managing OUR continent.”

“The tughra at the top is that of Suleiman the Magnificent. Sultan Tayyip evidently does not have one yet. Suleiman conquered most of the Balkans for Islam and very nearly captured Vienna. He besieged the city.

“Sultan Tayyip is marching in Suleiman’s footsteps. pl”


Cops Are The Robbers Nowadays

Friday, November 27, 2015
To Protect and to Steal

You are more likely to have your stuff stolen by the cops than by burglars.

Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009 and was six times greater than the total for 1989. Then by 2014, that number had ballooned to roughly $4.5 billion for the year, making this 35% of the entire number of assets collected from 1989 to 2010 in a single year. According to the FBI, the total amount of goods stolen by criminals in 2014 burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.9 billion in property losses. This means that the police are now taking more assets than the criminals.

The cops in DC were essentially mugging people; if you had a joint in your pocket and $20 in the other pocket, the cops kept the $20.

It’s no longer a game of “cops and robbers”, the cops are the robbers. Comrade Misfit @ eb-misfit-blogspot-com

Kingfisher Dives Into Its Reflection

For the last 6 years, Scottish wildlife photographer Alan McFadyen spent an estimated 4,200 hours seeking the perfect shot: a symmetrical image of a kingfisher diving into its own reflection in search of prey. Last month, after 720,000 exposures he finally got it.

Drought Map for Nov. 24th 2015

The Angel of History

Gerherd Scholem, ‘Gruss vom Angelus’

A Klee painting named ‘Angelus Novus’ shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing in from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such a violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.

Drought Map for Nov. 17th 2015