Monthly Archives: August 2016

Revenge is sweet

I have been offline for a week because a fire burned up half of my house. I don’t know what caused the fire (I don’t smoke), but water from the firemen’s hose damaged my computer. Only now have I been able … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Are you a rational person?

Let’s find out. First, the set-up… Perhaps you know that pharmaceutical companies are so greedy and fraudulent that they must pay an average of 125 million dollars each month to settle lawsuits against them. However their profits are so extreme that $125 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

That sudden moment

This happens routinely. You’ll be skimming an article, only paying half attention, when  suddenly you see something that makes you think, “Bullshit!” Just now I glanced at an article in the Washington Post about the Obama’s proxy war against Syria, which has killed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Tedious optimism

Optimism is tedious when it is based on delusions. An example is economist Joseph Stiglitz (seen at right) who claims that “neoliberalism is dead.” From the Business Insider blog… Since the late 1980s, neoliberalism has dominated the thinking of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Même vieux merde

Today Arnaud Montebourg announced his candidacy for president of France. The election will be in May 2017. Montebourg will face incumbent President François Hollande, who is radically anti-worker and pro-austerity. Montebourg resigned as Minister of Industry in 2014 to protest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

They are simply “misguided”

Everyone knows that politicians are liars and thieves. Therefore it annoys me when average people pretend that politicians are simply “misguided.” Politicians serve the rich and serve themselves. If we falsely think that politicians mean well, then we will remain … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

The herd instinct (Part 2)

Why do members of large organizations (such as the military) keep quiet about the crimes they see? What causes things like the Mỹ Lai Massacre (16 March 1968) in which U.S. soldiers slaughtered 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam? During … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment