Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This Week

Pinch me of the Week

Mentally incompetent leaders are a characteristic of last stages of a collapsing society

Evidence of Demise

Book of the Week

Review:  Doomed - Between Hillary and Trump

Soft Target: The Only Acceptable Racism Left

  What "Palestinian Nation"? Nice People, Let's Give'em a State

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Friday, May 19, 2017

This Week

Why the current challenge to America may be more severe—and the democratic system less capable of handling it. 

A Truly Representative President
Trump Knows Little, and Doesn't Want to Learn More
The independent, honest media delusion. 

The efficient free market delusion 
Without action on antibiotics, medicine will return to the dark ages

Also This Week 

Anti-semitism? Nah, just criticism of Israel's policies; "Palestinians"? Nice People, Let's Give Them a State 

Barely mentioned by Trump, Israel can only hope his focus on tackling terror yields result
Ignoring Israel, Trump misses chance to push for peace where it counts

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

America Does Not Have a Healthcare System, But a Sham. Only the Rich Do.

When inequality reaches an acute level, a healthy public is more dangerous than a sick one, so if you're wealthy you malevolently withhold healthcare.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Unbounded Corporate Greed and Hypocrisy

Why Zillionaires Pretend Immigrant Compassion They Congenitally Lack: To Profit from Exploiting Both Them and American Workers

Corporate zillionaires have suddenly got compassion and lined up as one to protest Trump's travel ban and protect the rights of immigrants and foreign workers:
And if you believe that, I've got a tower in Paris and a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. The only reason is to pit them in competition with American workers while their companies become increasingly monopolistic/oligopolistic--nirvana. This enables them to profit from exploiting both. Marx had his points.
 "Their lobbyists claim there is a “talent shortage” among Americans and thus that the industry needs more of such work visas. This is patently false. The truth is that they want an expansion of the H-1B work visa program because they want to hire cheap, immobile labor — i.e., foreign workers.

To see how this works, note that most Silicon Valley firms sponsor their H-1B workers, who hold a temporary visa, for U.S. permanent residency (green card) under the employment-based program in immigration law. EB sponsorship renders the workers de facto indentured servants; though they have the right to move to another employer, they do not dare do so, as it would mean starting the lengthy green card process all over again."
--Silicon Valley Is Using H-1B Visas To Pay Low Wages To Immigrants