Robert J. Samuelson Discusses Risk, Reality and America’s Future
Back when I worked as an Operational Tester for Sam’s Army, I was at Ft. Campbell working in my data shed. I took a break to talk to an LTC on my test team. I was talking to him about things he saw over in Iraq.* It stunned the man that Iraqis cared so little about personal safety. They rode around in flatbed trucks with no headgear or seatbelts. They routinely worked in 100 degree + weather with no shirt, no canteens and probably no suntan lotion. He just couldn’t reconcile this with the safety-first risk-averse mentality of the successful Army Staff Officer. These people actually allowed Negative Chance Deviations.**
The soldier I bantered with while my data forms came in from the test range was a great American. He just didn’t realize something that we all seem to be learning now to our demise. Having the resources, time and knowledge to take the risk out of literally everything is a luxury. It is a luxury that we increasingly no longer have. You don’t have to wear shades anymore. The future isn’t bright enough for you to afford that awesome pair of Oakley’s. If Robert J. Samuelson is accurate; we are entering into a new age of risk. He explains below.
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Demagoguing Rape, Exploiting Victims: The Degenerate Left Continues to Use and Abuse Women
Out: Hitler analogies. In: rape demagoguery. If you are a morally bankrupt Leftist, that is. And it’s not just ‘fringe’, either. Mainstream Democrats, including our own Vice-President, are hopping on the revolting bandwagon that reached the nadir of it’s journey this week. While it’s been well-shown that Democrats are not For The Women, in fact they are anything but, the reprehensible actions of late have | Read More »
Occupiers lose Battle of Wardman Park
The basic premise of the Occupations, including Occupy DC, is that they, the “99%”, are not being heard in elections, so they must impose themselves on spaces where they are not welcome in order to force their message out. It’s a strategy reminiscent of George Lincoln Rockwell’s Phase One for the American Nazi Party, and I expect it to be just as ineffective at achieving | Read More »
Whither Occupy? (Probably not the ballot box.)
This New York magazine article on the Occupy movement is interesting, and that’s not a euphemism: author John Heilemann is not only aware that the supposedly leaderless movement has plenty of self-appointed (and I’d add, ‘imposed’) leaders to it, but he’s even willing to admit to it in writing. Heilemann also has some pretty good insights on the Occupy movement, and the Democratic establishment, and | Read More »
#OccupyWalMart Protesters Occupy Handcuffs On #OccupyBlackFriday
Apparently, the Black Friday Occupation isn’t working out so well for some #OWS protesters in Oklahoma City [#OccupyOKC]. After standing in the middle of the check out lanes and attempting to convince the WalMart workers to give up their jobs (jobs are slavery now, according to #OccupyOKC) and the shoppers to quit shopping, they tried to make a run for it and, based on the | Read More »
The Communist Revolution, Unions, #OWS & ‘The Power of the 99% in 2012′…
Not that this should be surprising since Marxists have been behind and involved with in the #OccupyWallSt movement since Day One when the September protests began, but the Neo-Coms in the unionized #OWS movement are now getting more formal advice from their philosophical mentors, the Communist Party USA. In a lengthy post about the importance of the 2012 on the Communist Party USA’s website, Connecticut | Read More »
The Revolution will be coordinated from pricy hotels.
But never mind that, Comrade. Surely it must be understood that oversight of the glorious proletarian class struggle against the capitalist bosses and their running-dog international banker lackeys requires a full effort from those chosen to speak on behalf of the workers, yes? And since the Struggle has reached a critical moment, the stresses on, and expectations of, those individuals so chosen are at their | Read More »
#OWS! (Unless it’s Wall Street DEMOCRAT Jon Corzine stealing the $M600).
Jon Corzine’s MF Global is missing $600 million of customer money, and the bankruptcy trustee has no idea when it might be found or when investors might be paid back, if ever. The New York Times today says that the investigation points to the conclusion that the firm simply misappropriated (that is, stole) customer money to back up failing bets on the distressed bonds of | Read More »
#OccupyOakland Speaker Suggests Occupy Rapists Could Be ‘Agents’
On Saturday, a female protester was raped at #OccupyPhiladelphia. The suspect, a man who has been arrested “multiple times” in connection with a string of armed robberies in Michigan, had traveled cross country to join the protest. On top of the reports of assaults and rapes occurring across the country (e.g., Cleveland, Dallas, and elsewhere), Andrew Breitbart posted a video of an Occupy protester at the epicenter | Read More »
Occupy DC tries, fails to trigger Mob incident.
Background: Americans for Prosperity is having its annual summit this weekend, and the Occupy movement decided to send some people over to disrupt it – which is to say, they tried to rush the building. They failed, of course – the American Left simply is not very good at demonstrations* – but in the process of expressing their inner kindergarteners (the ones that weren’t using | Read More »
The Circle closes on #OWS.
The cycle is completed: the past and the future have merged, to become the eternal Now. The prophecy has been fulfilled and the revelations made clear. A man with no mask and tattered regal finery has come to the midnight feasting hall; the star-bruised sky itself bears witness to the rightness of this moment. Things have become again as they were, and the memory of | Read More »
#OWS branches out into bumfighting.
Admit it. You knew this was going to happen eventually.
#OWS Turns A Corner In The Latest Quinnipiac Poll
Quinnipiac has polled the American people about Occupy Wall Street. The numbers are not what Adbusters would have hoped for. Thirty percent overall view them favorably, 39% wish to see the occupation ended. 31% wanted to know when LSU vs. Alabama kicks off.
Unions & #OccupyWallStreet Reveal Their Hidden Agenda: A Worldwide Financial Tax
If there’s one thing about the Marxists controlling today’s unions, it is that they are predictable. If you watch them long enough, the pattern is always the same: Demand the extreme with something attainable in mind as the fallback position. In labor relations, the making of outrageous demands is a classic negotiating tactic at the bargaining table because union negotiators know company negotiators will only agree to | Read More »
NYPD utilizing #OWS for indigent relief efforts?
(Via Jammie Wearing Fool) Which is a polite way of saying “New York cops allegedly loading Zuccotti Park up with real homeless.” …while officers may be in a no-win situation, at the mercy of orders carried on shifting political winds and locked into conflict with a so-far almost entirely non-violent protest movement eager to frame the force as a symbol of the oppressive system they’re | Read More »