Saturday, December 31, 2005

Japan and China Head Towards War


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

A new year and old problems arise. Looks like the conflict between China and Japan is growing and will engulf our foreign policy which we don't run anymore, being in hock to both budding empires. And the deficits responsible for this are growing greater and greater.
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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The media mythology always has been that they need to "scoop" each other and this is why the news always comes out, they are in such a rush to publish or put it on TV. This fairytale is hogwash, of course. Again and again, we bloggers online have to shove hard as hell to force the media to cough up the news. Here is yet another example of this: the torture story out of Uzbekistan.
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Friday, December 30, 2005

Tropical Storm Zeta Forms Right On Cusp Of New Year


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Zeta is born. Record hurricane season continues unabated even as record warmth along with brush fires in the Midwest and giant waves from the huge weather system in the Pacific pounds the West Coast, the changes caused by global warming are now catastrophically obvious.
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White House Anxious To Find Out Who Revealed Illegal Wiretapping and Spying


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Gonzales, when not defending torture and while goofing around Karl Rove, leaker of all leakers of classified information, is now suddenly anxious to intimidate all government employees to keep them from leaking information vital to our democracy. Spying on Americans without warrant is 100% illegal since day one in the USA. Got that, Gonzales?
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Read the Invasion Plans for Canada--Part of Many War Plans


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Pentagon keeps on file an array of war plans for every contingency. Since we have clashed with both Mexico and Canada repeatedly in the past, it is no surprize to learn that we still make plans for future possible clashes. This is to be taken very seriously by our neighbors who have natural resources we might want to appropriate for the Vaterland.
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Treasury Sec. Snow Blizzard: We Are Out of Money, Spent Over 8 Trillion!


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Treasury Sec. Snow warns us he is going to eliminate Social Security unless Congress raises the debt ceiling another trillion dollars to over $9 trillion. The GOP is spending over $500 billion a year more than we take in as taxes!
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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Saddam's Lawyer Offers Help--Hand Over Iraq To Saddam and He Will Let Us Run Away


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Padilla trial is coming apart at the seams, the trials of all those "terrorists" are going belly up thanks to tainted evidence gotten illegally and now we see Saddam suggesting Bush work with him instead of against him! Next: armed Sunni frees Saddam and carry him off in triumph. Grrrf.
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Chinese Rulers Fear Peasant Power, Vote End to Farm Taxes!


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Chinese government just removed all farm taxes! First time in 2,600 long years, the yoke of paying for the ruling class has fallen on the shoulders of the mass of toiling peasants. Fearful of uprising, the government has decided to address the income disparity of farm vs industry. I pay a lot of taxes on my farmland....hmm.
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Einstein, Schroedinger and the Big Box Universe Paradox


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I grew up crawling around observatories and haunting my parents' conversations with other astronomers and of course, my grandfather's gleeful explanations about reality always is the past even now (by the time your brain processes the data, it is already in the past, you see). So I have a twisted view about physics or rather, a realistic view. Since I am sick with the flu and running a fever, I figured, this is time to explain the space/time paradoxes.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Bush Illegal Spying On Vegans and Quaker Grannies Continues


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

All week long the MSM has been filled to the gills with lying creeps telling us that it is OK to spy on Americans so we can be protected from bin Laden, the Bush family buddy. Well, not one of the pundits doing this mention who was spied upon nor will Bush tell us, nope. Not even if Congress asks.
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Bush's Staff Lies About His Reading Books


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

They lie all the time and they particularily like to lie about trivial things. Everyone knows Bush can barely read 3x5 cards. He even admits to barely scanning headlines. Yet he has his servants issue rank lies about him reading books for fun and to learn something.
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Nuclear Power Waste Problem Gets More Financing


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Once again, America turns to nuclear energy, seeking some way of having infinite energy. Just like in personal life, endless consumption of anything ends up destroying everything in its path. Even if there were no limits possible, we would have to have them in order to preserve our own lives, for no universe is infinite.
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Apres de Hurricanes, Texas Burns: Global Warming Hits Home Base


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

In classic "Gods punish foolish humans" mode, Mother Nature is battering Texas right after our childish and disgraceful behavior at the final Kyoto Accords talks in Canada. The right wing American Southwest will get to enjoy the climate from hell they worked so hard to create. A bad choice. Even energy bubbles need water.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Dr. Freud--Psychiatry Runs in Eternal Circles, Chasing the Psychotic Tail


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Psychotherapists gathered this week in La-La-Land, California. Like Freud in Vienna at the edge of the cliff leading into the madness of WWI and Naziism, psychotherapists of the Vienna School stand on the edge of America and wonder what is going on. No one seems able to get a grip on madness and I think this is because our species is totally insane all the way through thanks to our elaborate brains.
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Chinese Start Jet Fabrication Plant and Europe Launches GPS Test Satellite


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

China breaks ground for their first, Chinese designed and run jet fabrication plant. Meanwhile, Europe continues to develop their own satellite system by launching a GPS system of their own design. Many of these moves irritate American power brokers but then, they are the ones who have broken the bank here at home which is why our space program is floundering and our factories are leaving these shores.
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Kennedy Wants No Wind Mills Off Shore Where He Lives


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As Asia and Europe extends renewable energy facilities the USA fiddles while the earth burns. The bubble around the rich is huge. They want to be energy pigs while exporting the mess creating this energy to poor folk who can live in foul air, foul water and industrial noise.
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Congress Seeks to Cut Vet Benefits Yet Again and Shoppers Slip Out of Stores


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

More gloom and doom: Congress is worried about all the money flowing to victims of our stupid imperialist wars and so they want to make it harder for those welfare queens: sick or injured vets. And who votes for these stupid Congress critters? Also, the American consumer is fading fast thanks to inflation and flight of good jobs to distant shores. Fun.
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Monday, December 26, 2005

Happy Hannuka and Remembering the Quarter Million Dead This Anniversary


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This week, the Hannuka candles are lit in many homes including that of my own family. And this is the anniversary of the Boxing Day Quake. A quarter million people were swept away suddenly. Today, we pray for them and for all those people who have died this year, there are so many, so very many, let us remember them if only for a little bit. The Gates of Death will be all our destination, too, eventually.
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The Alternate Minimum Tax Is DC's ATM Machine


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Otherwise eager, the tax cutters in Congress can't muster the moxie to cut taxes to the middle class. The contempt they have for the average voter never ceases to amaze me. The ones benefitting from tax cuts are only 2% of the population! Amazing.
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The Weather Develops Long Range Patterns of Drought/Flood Zones


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As global warming continues to change the ocean currents and air flows of our planet, we see vast changes on the ground. One of the most noticable changes are in the Temperate Zones which are much more active and has been having flood/drought cycles that are not seasonal but due to shifts in persistent highs as they travel from west to east across the upper latitudes.
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Apocalyptic Right Wing Nuts Take Over Airforce Academy


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

People planning for creating Armaggeddon have built mega-churches all around the Airforce Academy because subverting American youth into cogs in the Apocalypse machinery is how they plan the implimentation of The End of Time. You see, the AF is who controls many of those wonderful nuclear missiles! It is vital that we not let insane religious nuts access to launching nuclear war.
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Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Great 1914 Christmas Truce


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Just a mere four months after WWI began, the death grinding stalemate along the Western Front was suddenly and spontaneously broken on Christmas dawn when both sides set aside their weapons and exchanged greetings. "Peace on Earth" was shouted as well as carols sung. This disturbed the emperors and industrialists who feared workers uniting across imperial boundries more than anything on earth.
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Friday, December 23, 2005

Jaywalking During the Nixon Era Continued:


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Many Americans are being told that the Patriot Act is a new thing. I want everyone to know, it is old hat for GOP Presidents to misuse the law, ignore the Constitution and to abuse power. Unlike so many left leaning blogs, I don't just want to talk about all this but figure, why now illustrate how it worked in the past. Fighting for freedom isn't easy and it involves real, pitched battles as the Chinese and Korean peasant farmers can attest this very day. We are always in a struggle for truth and freedom which is why our oppressors like to hijack that language and pretend murdering civilians is bringing power to them.
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Right Wing "Christians" Force Doll Maker To Cut Off Funds To Charities


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The right wing Christian Taliban attempt at forcing Ford to cut off all contact with gay organizations and publications has failed but this doesn't stop them. Today, they managed to force a doll maker to cut off liberal donations. They are determined to prevent any and all money going to any liberal organization or event. This coincides with GOP attempts at punishing any corporation that gives support to Democrats.
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NYC Police Deliberately Provoke Police Attacks on Demonstrators


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This developing story from the time of the giant antiwar demonstrations in NYC and the GOP Conventions here continues to evolve just like the spying on Americans story. We live in a bonafide police state. The GOP, just like when they controlled events when Nixon was elected, allow the police and military and spy networks to run amok, infiltrating demonstrations in order to start a fake riot by pretending to attack the police or spying on little old Quaker ladies. This has to stop, now.
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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Today is Like, So Like it Was in 1969


By Elaine Meinel Supkis
Only cartoons can really tell what happened in the past and what it means today. The culture wars we started in the Summer of Love continue to reverberate in funny and awful ways. So let us time travel together to those halcylon days of yore.

This cartoon will take quite a few hours to do so stay tuned for each episode. It is a LOOOONG story, all 100% true.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Judge Posner Wants America To Become a Soviet-style State


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Richard Posner, a judge, tells Washington Post readers, he wants a 1984-style Big Brother spy program so "terrorists" can be found easily. This is very scary coming from a judge.
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After Secret Trips, Cheney Emerges Into Daylight To Cut Funds To the Poor


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I hope there is a baby Jesus who will do something about this! Cheney, our resident VP Vampire, sneaking home after sneaky trips to where we are spending over a billion dollars a week, killing Iraqis, comes home to cast the tiebreaking ballot on the budget that cuts funds that go only to Americans. Obviously, the plan is to spend all our money warmongering, eh? Kill Tiny Tim time!
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Honda Announces They Will Build New Tech Solar Panels


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Japanese company, Honda, announced they will begin production of a revolutionary new type of solar energy panel, the first factory will be built in Japan, of course, and sold only to Japanese first, of course. The Japanese always take care of home base first before reaching outwards. I explain why Japanese companies can afford to have many ventures and try new things.
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Toyota Races Towards Number One World Wide


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

For many, many years, Ford and GM and other American auto companies dominated the world. Thanks to domestic sales to unionized workers and white collar middle class, we sold more cars than the rest of the world put together. The sun is setting on American owned/American designed auto industry and Japan is colonizing our country, building assembly factories like crazy in North America.
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Winter Solstice Madness: Bush Fends Off Impeachment Talk While Saddam Imitates Bush's Fake Piety


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The illegal and capricious spying on innocent Americans practicing their First Amendment rights is causing Bush endless headaches. His hit squad of right wing TV and print squawkers are busy yelling that this was neccessary to protect America from Vegans and little old Quaker ladies. Meanwhile, Saddam rips a page from the Bush satanic playbook and is pretending to be pious.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Barbie Dolls And Children: Many Mutilations and Mock Deaths


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

British researchers are shocked (well, maybe not all that shocked) to learn that both little boys and little girls love to maul and mutilate and even utterly destroy Barbie (tm) dolls. I will explain some of the background of Barbie and why this might be happening today.
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Bush Celebrates Handing Power in Bagdad Over to Sadr


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Once again, the American media and Bush celebrate drunkenly over events that presage disaster. This latest stupidity concerns the election in Iraq. Seems we just handed over Bagdad to Sadr and his merry band of religious lunatics! Way to go! Alarmed Iraqis cry foul but it won't work since Sadr won power via an election. Next: the civil war explodes in our face.
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New York Transit Strike Will Hit Business Hard


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It is official: NYC most vital systems for moving people around that very dense city has been shut down. This is going to impact businesses in more than a few ways and will be an unfortunate hardship for workers who will find it very difficult to get to work. I will explain some of the forces at work here and what they mean.
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Monday, December 19, 2005

Spying Illegally on Americans Has Been Near Continuous


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Looks like our little dictator has been caught doing the naughty-naughty: spying on citizens without warrant. Of course, since Bush's happy 9/11 Trifecta which he "won", we have lost all our civil liberties and live in a bonafide police state. This isn't the first time! We went through this stupidity before! I remember Nixon....
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Bad Santas in New Zealand--Born Again Santas Attack Walmart


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The war over Christmas rages on. It always was thus. Theft and riots, paganism vs puritanical aesthetes. This war is particularily pathetic since all one has to do is imitate Jesus if one wants to have that. Of course, this means acting like the original St. Nicholas which is boring since all he did was go to prison, starve himself and give away everything he owned. Sort of like a guy named "Jesus."
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Citizens Seeking Information About Foreign Lobbyists Are Stopped By Justice Department Lies


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As America becomes more and more unconstitutional and capricious, citizens who still believe in democracy struggle to force out vital information as per the Constitution. One group wants information about foreign lobbyists. The malfunctional Justice Department claims, copying the data from the computers will crash the system so it has to remain hidden
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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Human Evolutionary Success Tied To Innate Need to Slavishly Imitate


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Scientists discover that chimps can rationally take short cuts while humans, once exposed to a time wasting methodology, will slavishly imitate this despite being able to see there is a short cut. This reveals how prone our minds are to imprinting. Ask any propagandist about this. Or Madison Avenue!
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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Nixon's Bane, Jack Anderson, Leaves Us Bereft


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

A rare breed like Robert Parry, real reporters, real investigators, Jack Anderson was the bane of more than one President. We owe a lot to him and wish more reporters could emulate his incorrigable investigative determination.
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The Earth Is Changing Its Shape And This Is a Violent Process Indeed


Original map here, Live Science
By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Scientists just released a map showing how not only much of the north American continent is rising due to glacier retreat but it is also moving in various directions, too. This is important information for predicting future earthquakes. In addition, the planet is changing its size and shape due to global warming.
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Siberian Swans Come To Merry England Early


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Siberian swans from Russia suddenly show up in England in one big flock. This means a very cold winter is coming as if we don't already notice this here in America without any swans telling us this! Also, British scientists claim they know why we bicker during holidays. They blame the food. Heh. Yeah, right.
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Friday, December 16, 2005

Japanese Manipulate the Price of Gold


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Suddenly, today, the world price of gold which has been climbing rapidly ever since our government went wild with printing dollars and world oil prices began to sprint to the high heavens, fell. This fall wasn't mysterious. It was premeditated and deliberate. The Japanese temporarily stopped gold from topping $600 to the ounce. This is part of propping up the dollar so the yen stays cheap.
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Chavez of Venezuela and Our Coming Energy Crisis This Winter


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It is interesting watching Americans spending $200+billion to hang onto oil rich Iraq while being told to basically shiver to death this winter at home because Bush as no money to fund home heating costs, meanwhile, the man villified by the NYT and WP and all the mainstream media, Chavez of Venezuela, rides to the rescue on his white horse, unlike the Scrooges with Bush, he can spare Tiny Tim some oil for Christmas.
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Novak Says Bush Knew All Along Who Outed Valerie Plame


By Elaine Meinel Supkis
Breaking news: Novak fired by CNN.
Novak knows what Bush knows and what Rove knows and they all know that Fitzgerald knows and they are now beginning to snipe at each other and at the rest of us. They are on the verge of a mental breakdown only they are insane already so it doesn't matter. All that matters is, their ship is sinking...Fast. Let's punch more holes in the hull.
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Fox TV's Christmas Party Celebrates Sinking of Titanic


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As we all know, Fox TV has cynically decided to wage war against civilization by screaming about how we are taking Jesus out of Xmas yet they are the first to do so. This year's Xmas party for the staff has decided to use the sinking of the Titanic as their theme. Seems about right to me. Glub, glub, Murdoch.
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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Strange Children, Lightning, Death and Art and Christmas


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This week, the New Yorker magazine has an article about the author who wrote "Mary Poppins." I was never a fan of the books but it is very similar to other such books that are very much in favor these days such as the Harry Potter books. I know the author of Harry Potter is a "magician" but it startled me to read about the spirit world of Helen Goff who changed her name to Travers when she grew up and wrote "Mary Poppins."
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Consumer Prices Fall Because Windfall Price Hikes In Oil Drops


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Like naughty children, the economic pundits and professionals munch on the data and spit out bad results because they refuse to look closely at the numbers and closely at system dynamics. We are heading off a financial cliff and they claim there is no inflation just because oil companies stopped the windfall profits temporarily.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Scientists Prove Bees Recognize Human Faces


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Scientists have done yet another study that proves bees can be as smart as people. Like recognize faces. Well, as a long time beekeeper, I assure you, we all know bees recognize faces and I will tell you why we know this.
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America Totally Locked Outside of ASEAN Meeting


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Bush/Condi diplomatic disaster just keeps on going. Record trade deficits not only in total but individually with each of our major trading (sic) partners. We would have to sell 5000 Boeings each month to break even. Meanwhile, Japan plays coy with various suitors.
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Meet Ed, Another Reader Of This Blog Who Blogs, Too


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It never ceases to amuse me, readers of this blog who also blog. One sees so many diverse sites this way. I really enjoy seeing into the minds and lives of my readers. So today, Ed has finally, after several emails, showed me his blog he just started. It is a window into another world if you live in the cold north, he being deep down in Dixie and all that.
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