Saturday, August 5, 2017

This Week

How I Know the US (and Western Civilization) Is Finished


America, This Is Your President


Internal Collapse


External Demise


Pinch Me's of the Week


Upside Down and Backwards


Soft Target: The Only Acceptable Racism Left


The "Palestinian Nation Myth": Nice People, Let's Give them a[n ISIS] State
 


Book of the Week (Order via this link to support this site)

Steven Clifford, THE CEO PAY MACHINE How it Trashes America and How to Stop It

Review: The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer A Former CEO Exposes the Corruption Behind Their Obscene Paychecks 



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

This Week


Book of the Week (Order via this link to support this site)



"A new book by the famed historian Alfred McCoy, IN THE SHADOWS OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY THE RISE AND DECLINEOF US GLOBAL POWER,  predicts that China is set to surpass the influence of the U.S. globally, both militarily and economically, by the year 2030. At that point, McCoy asserts the United States Empire as we know it will be no more. He sees the Trump presidency as one of the clearest byproducts of the erosion of U.S. global dominance, but not its root cause. At the same time, he also believes Trump may accelerate the empire’s decline." --Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

How I know America Is Finished

     

    Internal Collapse



    External Demise



    Soft Target: The Only Acceptable Racism Left


    All terror is condemnable, except Against Jews, in Which Case Their Defense is Condemnable

     

    The "Palestinians": Nice People, Let's Give them a[n ISIS] State

     

    The "Occupation/Settlements" Delusion


    The Palestinian Myth



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    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    This Week

    Must Reads

    The future of the two Americas:
    Imagine the effect of the combination.

    Why I Know the US is doomed



    Book of the Week (Order via this link to support this site)

    Richard V. Reeves,DREAM HOARDERS: HOW THE AMERICAN UPPER MIDDLE CLASS IS LEAVING EVERYONE ELSE IN THE DUST
    Reviews


    Soft Target: The Only Acceptable Racism Left



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



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    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


    Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes, SHATTERED: INSIDE HILLARY CLINTON'S DOOMED CAMPAIGN
    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




    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The Distortion of Capitalism--the Corporate Welfare State--as Socially Destructive as the Distortion of Communism*

    (* The true communism was practiced in the Israeli kibbutz, which was the opposite of evil totalitarianism).

    Indicators of demise 

    Elites Eying the Exits Signals America's Crisis I have predicted for years that at first detection of the consequences of their actions, US oligarchs will scram.

    Economic Inequality



    Political Dysfunction



    PunchMe of the Week

    Outsourcing IT In San Francisco, Some Tech Jobs Are Moving To India


    Article of the Week

    Everyday Authoritarianism is Boring and Tolerable


    Video of the Week

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