“Worst Case Scenario Of Tea Baggery”

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This image was apparently taken on May 1, 2013: Governor Paul R. LePage and Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced that 81 percent of elementary schools and 69 percent of high schools earned an A, B or C through the school grading system. He looks like a rock island turd.

I love talking about this because you guys still don’t seem to get it. When it comes to making generalizations, you have to use it in moderation. But the kind of bullshit teabaggers are pulling in every place they have power is a sample of how they’re ruthlessly doing what they want — they’re kind of like ISIL’s shock troops where they use suicide bombers and shock troops to establish chaos before the conduct controlled attacks — as all tea baggers are and using the confusion to their advantage while letting their fight for the constitution, drag through the courts, which when it doesn’t go their way they just end up ignoring. Maine’s governor Paul LePage is just that kind of asshole. (Bubblews)

So Far, Not Good #2

Assholes Hack Z Communications

So this just happened today:

Some assholes go after a site that sides with strict action against Israel but this?

Some assholes go after a site that sides with strict action against Israel but this?

Just what in the hell? A follow up via their Facebook page asks why they went after zcommunications:

assholes facebook page

There’s no way to currently know whether these people any more serious than to take down a site. Well, there is but I’m not the guy to do it. It’s really just annoying as fuck.

Domestic

Another thing that’s super annoying is the type of dialogue we’re having on the ISIL threat. A threat really depends on who it’s a threat to… us?

I always like to break things down in two ways because polarization in this country is right down the middle. One side, locally, would have us armed to the teeth and the other side would put more restrictions on arms. In the case of foreign solutions, one side would want us to be more aggressive while the other side would want to be more diplomatic. So what am I supposed to do now? (The Neo-Con’s ISIL Fear Campaign)

Ferguson, Missouri

The Pew research center came out with a new poll last week that says Blacks are More Likely than Whites to Say Brown’s Shooting Raises Racial Issues.
Blacks More Likely than Whites to Say Brown’s Shooting Raises Racial Issues

Already with the current situation, I can see so many holes in this; just by the fact that whites have been surveyed with a question that already taps into their biases.

If being black or white were interchangeable, this poll would make sense. Unless you have complete Vitiligo, being white your entire life already counts you out.

Why would a white person say there’s a race issue when they’ve never been harassed as a minority community has. If it’s more complicated than that, they should have created a poll that’s designed to be complicated. This is complete garbage.

Earlier in the week, someone said that the reason why black people are prone to be arrested more is because of a culture of crime. I’ll look for the source as I don’t have it now but it’s there and one of the many views around the region of support for Darren Wilson.

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Which brings up another issue with this that anyone can do whatever they want in this country and thanks to the internet, people can raise money for a murderer if they want to. It’s interesting to me that even with people are are likely to side with Wilson are also asking that we wait for the facts to come out first. And many on that side even get super upset because of the attention demanding that everyone wait. So, what are we supposed to do? Nothing until everyone completes their investigation? (“Don’t Get Upset About Crowd funding A Protected Murderer“)

Tampa, Florida

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There was some news earlier in the week about a woman who fired a loaded gun at what she thought was a intruder, and it turned out to be her 7-year old grandson. (“Fear and Stupidity Don’t Mix”) No doubt that she’s distraught by the whole thing, as she didn’t kill him, but fear is every where and people need to just calm the fuck down!

The other issue here is with the agreement with how law enforcement enforces the law. This is constantly being tested daily in Ferguson with people inciting violence. Should the response be militarized or not?

The Middle East

Now that focus is centered on the Middle East again, there’s news of an Arab meeting that’s to be held very soon regarding the state of ISIL as it spreads through the region.

Excuse me for being immature about this but I can’t help but think about how the Nazis went through and invaded Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.

This is as close as it gets to that with the established Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. During the week it was explained how ISIL won’t necessarily need to spread any further as they already control quite a bit of territory now, and still have an impact where they are.

But they’ve already stated they would try Lebanon and even take Jordan. Currently ISIL flags have been spotted in those areas already. Kind of hints that they might already be there, but there’s also a good chance they’re here already. I mean, come on people! Common sense!

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Even if that’s the case, ISIL is still testing the Kurds as they work to reorganize their own government whether it’s with Baghdad or not. (It Was Just A Matter Of Time Before The Kurds Got Tested)

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Just for cases of posterity, the idea was that the United States would unite with Syria or somehow provide airstrikes within Syria. This all parallels the question of how we’re suddenly, as American people, supposed to support an alliance with Assad to do that. I know the memory of people is short but that chemical attack shit on Syrian people and barrel bombs are still on many of our minds. Anyone with a little time can do the research to find that’s still the case. (“How much credibility does Washington have for Americans to be okay in siding with Assad?”)

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And again, the pressure from the bloodthirsty hawks,hardliners and neo-cons on the administration to put boots on the ground, or provide airstrikes, is so far, not enough to make the administration budge and happily, it looks to me like the Administration isn’t going to do either, which is exactly what needs to happen! (The Obama administration should stay the course and not go to Syria)

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What about the Kurdish People’s Protection Units?

 

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What gives me any credibility in what I’m talking about here? How about the fact that I’ve been obsessed with the region since the late nineties and have friends from there. Which is a much bigger effort than the standard American has. Of course, back in 2001 – 2002, I was mistaken for a ‘terrorist’ due to my skin color and still, on occasion get unfavorable treatment. Yes, it’s hard to tell a Mexican from an Middle Easterner (allow me to generalize).

Before I get all worked up about that, let me get to the point. If anyone has ever had any doubts as to whether the Kurds would have any problems with ISIL, let me put you at ease with this brief discussion I had with a friend of mine:

Am I correct in the following ? I am curious about the YPG/the People’s protection Units/ Yekîneyên Parastina Gel; Arabic: وحدات حماية الشعب[5] Wihdat Himayah ash-Sha’ab . A Kurdish originated social and militia-movement, they are by their ideological platform secular, leftist and by practice also multicultural and they practice gender inclusion in the militia-large amounts of women, Kurdish and Arab serve in the front lines. They have have significant numbers of Arabs in their fighting unit especially the young and they are growing, as well as Assyrians, Armenians and many non-Kurds. Various practices of Islam are represented, from Shi’a, Twelver, Sunni, as well as atheism, Christianity-three types I have notices- and of course, Yezidism. They organize their militias in a democratic fashion,much as the Durrutti anti-fascist did in the Spanish Revolution of the 1930s. I think their economic platform is not capitalist, but socialist. I believe that are anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist. They are one of the few on the ground fighting forces that have not received funding from outside powers. To me it sounds an awful lot like Zapatistas. Am I missing something? I could be wrong, but, I am just curious to know more,and know that I could be subject to misinfo or disinfo or my own wishful thinking or ignorant of actual events.

Yes, but I also know that there is tons of disinfo and that I could be getting my information wrong .Or could find out that something is so damned contradictory, like, say. funding the occupation, mass murder, expulsion and slow-starvation of Palestinians (Gaza is mount Sinjar in a way) and then somehow supporting Kurds? This play one against the other make me realize just how much propaganda is at play, so I am always trying to exercise critical thinking and consistency of ethics when I have made time to look into this (I should at least take coffee breaks to self-educate).

IF they are connected to the PKK; the screwed up thing is that the US and Europe as labeled the PKK as a terrorist organization. I still remember the capture of Ocalan when I was a teen.

But we’re not talking about internal conflicts here. It’s reasonable to believe that Iraqis and the world agree that Maliki — along with ISIL, should be the fuck gone! (It was just a matter of time before the Kurds got tested)