Election 2016

 

Election 2016

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

Ted Cruz Is a Perfect Example of Why the 1% Runs Washington
BY DAVID DAYEN
January 14, 2016

Who Is Going to Defeat Trump?
By DANIEL LARISON • January 7, 2016

The “Establishment” Candidates Are Paving the Way to a Trump Victory
By DANIEL LARISON • January 6, 2016

The Flailing Rubio Campaign
By DANIEL LARISON • January 5, 2016

An Iran Question for the Presidential Candidates
By DANIEL LARISON • January 11, 2016

Our Allies

Mordechai-Meyer

The Radical New Face of the Jewish Settler Movement

Washington’s Multi-Million-Dollar Saudi PR Machine

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman: Naive, Arrogant Saudi Prince Is Playing with Fire

Spy agencies do not normally hand out such politically explosive documents to the press criticising the leadership of a close and powerful ally such as Saudi Arabia. It is a measure of the concern in the BND that the memo should have been so openly and widely distributed. The agency was swiftly slapped down by the German foreign ministry after official Saudi protests, but the BND’s warning was a sign of growing fears that Saudi Arabia has become an unpredictable wild card. One former minister from the Middle East, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “In the past the Saudis generally tried to keep their options open and were cautions, even when they were trying to get rid of some government they did not like.”

Cattle Prod

Electric_cattle_prod

Cattle prods today are designed with a high range of voltages and amperages. Recently[when?] a 5-million volt cattle prod was designed, which can be used on animals or people and have the same incapacitating effect as a stun gun. If applied continuously to the skin, the current (amperage) eventually causes heating, searing, burning, and scarring of skin at the contact point. Electric prods have found favour with torturers.

Prior to the development of stun batons and the taser, electric cattle prods were also used on people in varying degrees. Their first common usage on people occurred during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s; prods were first adopted by police officers in Alabama to use on black protesters and agencies elsewhere followed; Hotshot later developed an electric police baton.

A 2009 example of human torture with a cattle prod came to light when a video was disclosed showing Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the brother of crown prince of Abu Dhabi inserting a cattle prod in an Afghan business associate’s anus after falling out with him.

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58 thoughts on “Election 2016

  1. They weren’t wearing their sheik belts…

    That’s what happens when you don’t wear seat belts. You get “thrown clear”, with assorted body parts.

  2. quote of the year (so far…):

    “The economy (whatever that is) is deader than a possum hit by a semi.”

    from OFW blog:

    hkgd says:
    January 21, 2016 at 2:06 am

    “Please stop (all media) but especially you making excuses for the oil companies when they are the wealthiest companies on the planet”
    Please stop? No belief in the right to free expression and exploration of ideas? It seems clear that what should happen is only ideas that dont upset you should be allowed.

    “Please do not tell me that the economy doesn’t get a boost when oil prices drop. ”
    OMG Why is this so upsetting to you?
    The economy (whatever that is) is deader than a possum hit by a semi. Oil prices are lower than low. Where is the boost of which you speak?

    The chance that you (or I) would exist without the oil companies is less than 100 to 1. You are not special. I am not special. I see no need for excuses for the oil companies at all. Without them I would not exist. To hate the oil companies is to hate your own existence. Now hating both your own existence and the oil companies may be appropriate, if thats your point I acknowledge the logic of your argument even if I disagree.

  3. ha, if i’ve said it once, i’ve said it a 1000 times: people have never made any oil, but oil sure has made a lot of people…something like that.

  4. saw “the revenant” last night. boy, that momma bear really fucked with old leo’s character, bill glass. bill glass was not made out of it, so to speak.

    how did they get a bear to do that to leo? cover him in honey? maybe just CGI.

    good film to watch if you’re mentally prepping for life after the collapse of BAU. brutal and short, thankfully.

  5. we’re finitely in a cold snap out here, also. last night, i used a blanket, not just sheets anymoron. mercury plunged into the high 60s F. but we’re having bright, sunny days and i was just contemplating taking a dip in the pool.

    i must come across as a major league asshole anytime we talk comparative winter weather.

  6. Chen Sheng was an officer serving the Qin Dynasty, famous for their draconian punishments. He was supposed to lead his army to a rendezvous point, but he got delayed by heavy rains and it became clear he was going to arrive late. The way I always hear the story told is this:

    Chen turns to his friend Wu Guang and asks “What’s the penalty for being late?”

    “Death,” says Wu.

    “And what’s the penalty for rebellion?”

    “Death,” says Wu.

    “Well then…” says Chen Sheng.

  7. The moral of the story is that if you are maximally mean to innocent people, then eventually bad things will happen to you. First, because you have no room to punish people any more for actually hurting you. Second, because people will figure if they’re doomed anyway, they can at least get the consolation of feeling like they’re doing you some damage on their way down.

  8. yup, another way of putting it is karma. what i see the us military doing in the MENA and with russia is definitely in the bad karma department. the mis-election of george w bush was bad karma for the country. just look what happened next. i think of hillary clinton as former state secretary and now the “haircut in search of a brain” kerry as bad karma (he’s from connecticut, right? you should be ashamed of him). as putin has now famously said: “look at what you’ve done!”

  9. oops, kerry is from massachusetts. my mistake. guys like him are unbelieveably bought and paid for by the PTB. kerry, clinton, obama, bush, cheney. all on the same 0.1% team. yet they are “democratically elected”.

  10. so, i guess orlov is going into the sailboat “kit” business, or something like that. i find that kinda funny. but i’m not exactly sure why i find that kinda funny.

  11. i think dmitry, with his small family, wishes and plans to survive the collapse of the usa empire. the sail boat and russia are his escape options. sail boat = long-distance transport; russia = safe haven, future for their boy.

  12. yeah, but look at his last 2 blog posts. i could be wrong, but it looks like he plans to mass produce and market some type of sail boat “kit” of sorts…not sure what to make of that, other than he’s always looking for a way to make a buck…i guess. not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  13. it’s a cover. he knows post-collapse there will only be trade via gold or barter for goods like food, ammo. he might squeeze out some mass marketing money before it all comes down, maybe we’ll get to see if so.

  14. yeah, so why does that green arrow come flying out of that bear’s ass, or whatever, mr. bear expert?

  15. maybe that bear ate the green arrow earlier, and now it’s being pooped out? that’s perhaps why they call bear shit “scat”, who knows?

  16. i think that’s a female bear and the green arrow is coming out of her vagina and flying into her mouth…something like that maybe.

  17. oh, kinda like those lost seagulls that hang around the Great Salt Lake in Utah? they’re in the city, too, and shit on momons all the time.

  18. today, i’m a hero to my wife. last night, i was able to download all her pictures from a failing portable hard drive. i succeeded where her co-workers had failed. they are backed up on this very same PC. should enjoy this moment while it lasts.

    it’s the BAU modern day equivalent of killing some predator animal, i guess. maybe a big snake.

  19. yup, we used to hang on those very same beaches where they shot that. did you catch the product placement for coppertone? tan don’t burn, what BS.

  20. tell a woman she’s beautiful a 100 times, she won’t believe you.
    tell a woman she’s fat once and she’ll remember forever, cause an elephant never forgets.

  21. “tell a woman she’s beautiful a 100 times, she won’t believe you.”

    they know you’re lying, and you have ulterior motives.

    “tell a woman she’s fat once and she’ll remember forever, cause an elephant never forgets.”

    like i’ve always said, there is a severe penalty for telling the truth, even once.

  22. interesting…that video mix with the Booker T “green onions” piece, none of the original clips used that music, yet it works well with all of them. the original music would in fact detract from the viewing, a lot.

    “wipe out” works well with just about anything that moves, of course.

  23. in the middle miocene, about 15 Ma ago, the great white shark c. meglodon, ate whales and was very large, with teeth up to 1 foot in length. today’s great white shark, c. carcharias, eats a variety of smaller mammals, like seals and walruses, occasional humans, cows, etc. and maybe has teeth up to about 3 inches in length. per the wiki, they get up to 6.4 m in length and 3,324 kg in weight.

    so was the middle miocene ocean more productive than now, or was it some quirk of fate that led the meglodons to eat whales, and not a variety of smaller animals? i believe modern killer whales eat other whales, plus smaller animals, so perhaps they filled an open niche.

    i’m guessing the variety part is out of necessity in a less productive ocean. size drops when food supply lessens, e.g., h. sapiens of hunter-gatherer days versus modern times.

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