Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Headline says it all....

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings.......... This from the Huffington Post: "Plurality of US public support [Libyan] air strikes but majority unsure of goal”. What more needs be said? "We agree with you whacking the Arabs. But, eh, why exactly are you doing it?" That, my friends, underlines, in graphic detail, the scale of the problem posed by the mindless herd, who respond, like salivating Pavlovian dogs, to the scraps thrown to divert their attention from their real issues and their real enemies. PS - as per my previous post, you can see how the text is getting all crunched up


Dave C said...

Doesn't appear scrunched up to me (in firefox anyway).

Anonymous said...

Not too bad to me either, Savant.

I use Opera, as a rule -- but loaded your site into IE8 and Google Chrome.

No problems at all.

Uncle Nasty

john said...

Like everything else the huffington post posts, this is inaccurate. The majority of the public here, I firmly believe, are against any foreign wars. The average person, of average intelligence in America tends to be non-interventionist. Not that I believe much of what ANY press outlet says, but if one looks at polls and "man on the street" interviews of local, as opposed to national, "news" sources, one sees an overwhelming disapproval of entering foreign conflicts. Especially when a clear and present danger cannot be shown. Remember, there were protests and even riots here against entering WW 1, and until rosenfeldt and his cronies maneuvered the japs into attacking so that the U.S would come to stalin's aid, there was overt public sentiment against getting into that one too. Ditto korea and viet nam.
Your point is well taken though that the mindless are easily manipulated. However, to ascribe such to the majority of American citizens is, I believe, unfair and inaccurate. Such is tantamount to saying that most Irish approve of / applaud Miss Ireland bangin' a bro...

SAVANT said...

Hi all. Am I to take it that the latest post has carriage returns? I.e that there are 'paragraphs' ?


Californian said...

Savant, where did you place the carriage returns? This way we can check from our point of view.

SAVANT said...

Places one before 'That my friends..." and another before the PS.

Thanks guys!

Franz said...

The war in Lybia is creating a devillish precedent for mingling in the purely internal strife of an independent country. In the manner of warlords Sarko and the Nobel peace prize laureate have unleashed their military might without even going through the motions of seeking parlamentary approval.

The U.N. was created to end such brazen gunboat diplomacy, yet is now promoting it.

The precedence for all out aggression against countries which have been perfectly cordial towards their neighnours is now set. In a matter of years you will find that this precedence will be used as justification for military corrections uf dissatisfying election results. Certainly any country that holds a referendum with an eye towards leaving the EU can expect carpet bombing.

If this prediction sounds extreme, I urge you to remember the patriot act. It was sold to the American public as a letter of marque against all things Muslim. One measly decade later it has been turned around to point its fangs against gun owners, nationalists and anti abortionists.

To wit, just a couple of days ago, Bernard von Nothaus, an elderly gentleman from Florida has been sent to prison for the terrorist acts he allegedly commited against the financial system of the USA. His crime: Minting silver coins.

The consequence of the patriot act: White Christians are now terrorists.

The consequence of the Lybian precedence: Populist, elected leaders in western countries who dare run afoul of the global agenda will be deemed the next K-Daffy and bombed to oblivion.

In Lybia, an example has been set and the repercussions will ultimately be felt in Leicester, Lincoln and Ludwigshafen.

Franz said...

On a lighter note and with best wishes to the Savant who seems to be appreciative of the finer things in life, I have something extra special:


I don't quite know how to describe the content of this video. Maybe the tagline "bikini brandishing baboons wrestling for top spot in fast food chain" does justice to it.


SAVANT said...

Thanks Franz - most enjoyabbel. The joys of diversity indeed!

white fang said...

Franz: There's something definitely funny going down on Libya. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe I'm cynical but I just dont see that US, UK, France etc. are busting a gut to get in there just to avoid civilian casualties. What the real reason is, I dont know, I guess.

Anonymous said...

As a former victim of the UN, all I can say is invest in metals and minerals.

Be cautious of gold or silver. You can't eat gold and silver.

Those who have invested in steel, brass and lead can take your gold and silver. Those who invest in water and arable soil will make it under the worst conditions.

This may sound facetious, but it ain't. Gold and silver are great -- if a semblance of society remains. Hanging on to them requires other thinking.

Absolute worst case scenario? Watch the movie "The Road" if you can stand it. Or read the old Harlan Ellison classic ... "A Boy and his Dog."

Folks ... it can get that bad, that fast.

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Speaking of interventions, something just popped into my head from years ago.

A North Vietnamese general who was on the negotiating team at the end of the SE Asia cock-up, said that the US military and pols that he dealt with were:-

"... Like big children ... all you had to do was sit down with them and a bottle of whiskey and tell them what nice guys they were and they would agree with anything you said ..."

This, I might add, was thirty five years ago.

It was the sheer amusement shown by an NVA officer that floored me.

I should also point out that North Vietnam were on the ropes and all but defeated after the Tet Offensive and were days away from suing for peace.

Just like the ANC were pretty much defunct when -- to their astonishment -- they were approached by the traitors in the former SA govt to come to the table.

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Hey. Whattaya know? It looks as though I may have gotten it right ...


In the midst of life we are in death ... and in the midst of a shooting war we manage to cut a few oil deals and set up a new central bank ...

I'm better at this than I thought.

Quote here:- "Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya.

The rebels in Libya are in the middle of a life or death civil war and Moammar Gadhafi is still in power and yet somehow the Libyan rebels have had enough time to establish a new Central Bank of Libya and form a new national oil company ...

Anonymous said...

Sorry folks. Hit the wrong button and my post went off without my sig.

Uncle Nasty

john said...

In response to white fang's post, methinks the answer is water. Yes, water. As I understand it, Libya is sitting on a huge underground aquifer, and is capable of irrigating and feeding itself and many neighbors. Those that run the governments of the "west" do not want them to be self sufficient, nor to give aid in the form of food or water to the libyan's brethren.
Control of oil and the desire for instability in the region are merely secondary I believe.

Kiwiguy said...

The only message this sends is that Qaddafi was a fool not to get nukes.

Rob said...

@Franz 19.43
Now you know what all the fuss about "segregated lunch counters" was about and why whites were so intent on holding onto them.

Anonymous said...


Didn't the Romans use it as such?

(You know big bad whitey)

white fang said...

"Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya."

You cud be on to something after all, Uncle Nasty!

Frank said...

@ UN

Setting up a central bank is the pound of flesh that Wall Street the City of London demanded for their seal of approval to this bloodshed. The sign on the bulding should not read "Central Bank of Lybia" but "Open for Stealing".

In setting up this looting post, the so called "rebels" made it perfectly clear that they are wiling to give away Lybia's vast national wealth in return for the services of western hitmen in planes.

A good analogy for the designs of our betters is always the Cosa Nostra. When the five families in New York were feuding, they procured the services of hitmen from Chicago and in return gave up some action on what I believe was the racing wire.

P.S.: As comparing governments to the mob may be deeply hurtfull to Italian Americans, I want to make it perfectly clear that mobsters are usually tame in comparison to bankstas and politicians. After all they resolve differences among themselves typically with a couple of well aimed Lupara rounds, while Sarko & Obama often resort to cluster bombing civilians and hapless military recruits.

Lorenzo P. said...

Franz, this is of course correct. However, the biggest rip off of all, but a long long way, was the Yeltsin/Harvard/Russian crime. Needless to say, all the perps walked, with their money.

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting comment:-


That’s a Long Time to Spend in the Corner

March 30th, 2011 - 1:48 pm

Google has been sentenced to endure twenty years of “regular, independent privacy audits,” after plastering everybody’s personal stuff pretty much everywhere with its Buzz service last year.

There’s a good reason I don’t use Gmail and I don’t use Hotmail — and instead am very happy to spend $149 a year for Apple’s MobileMe family pack. When a service is free, you are the thing being bought and sold — your private email and surfing habits, that is. I’d rather pay a little money and keep my privacy, thanks.

More on this sort of thing, later.

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

For Franz and Reg ...


US BAILOUT BOMBSHELL: Tarp chief tells Americans “you were robbed”

Top TARP inspection aide nukes Geithner and Paulson, alleges that banking sector hijacked monies for its own ends

Your comments, Gentlemen?

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

An interesting article for those of us currently residing in the US.


A bit:-

I’ve been in law enforcement for the past 18 years. I have attended a variety of training over those years. During the 1990s, most training I attended was community-oriented, sponsored by local agencies or private companies specializing in police training. Themes common to training of the past included topics such as Constitutional rights, community partnerships, youth-oriented programs and problem-oriented policing.

During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training. Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control. Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Read it. It's ... interesting.

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Frank said...

"... A good analogy for the designs of our betters is always the Cosa Nostra."

Interestingly enough, Frank, I read a weird novel many years ago where the Cosa Nostra decided to -- quite openly -- create a party and field a candidate for the presidency.

They didn't have a hope in hell. They were assassinated by the establishment. CIA, FBI, the lot.

Babes in the wood.

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

When a service is free, you are the thing being bought and sold — your private email and surfing habits, that is,

This is SOOOOOOO true. Pay the extra few bucks for your privace.

Tony Va said...

Re The TARP bailout, of course we were robbed. Big surprise that this guy managed to publicize the fact and then walked.

Rohan Swee said...

white fang: Maybe I'm cynical but I just dont see that US, UK, France etc. are busting a gut to get in there just to avoid civilian casualties. What the real reason is, I dont know, I guess.

1) Our officials, elected and career, are venal idiots.

2) Somebody or somebodies, who can afford top-flight lobbyists and serious campaign contributions, wanted this done for whatever reason, so the idiots, in training for the lucrative employment opportunities on the other side of the revolving door, make it so.

The above explains every other (consistently against, or irrelevant to, the interests of the actual American people) action taken in Washington, so I don't see why our idiot foreign policy would be any different. Wash, rinse, and repeat for the UK and France.

Rohan Swee said...

UN: "US BAILOUT BOMBSHELL: Tarp chief tells Americans 'you were robbed'”

Noooooo. Say it ain't so.

To whom could this possibly be a "bombshell"?

white fang said...

@Rohan Swee. Yes, Iagree with you. But as of now I just cannot see what the objective is. To me it's almost all downside, even for our 'masters'

Franz said...

@ UN / Linkmeister

I read the TARP article you provided. In my humble opinion Mr Barofsky (or however that vampiristic Hebrew spells his name) is merely distancing himself from the Obama administration in order to endear himself to the Republicans.

His basic argument is: TARP was a good thing but horribly mismanaged, next time it will be better, pretty please put me in charge.

Reminds me of a leftist high school history teacher I once had the misfortune to listen to: "Communism is such a bright idea but Stalin made a messe of it. Next time though, it will all be good."

Baloney, I say!

P.S. Read the comments on the next post. I felt compelled to write a little sequel to our "emergency funds" chat.

avaitrix said...

I have a basic criterion for assessing people which hasnt let me down yet. That is, do they look like a 'bad 'un'? And this Mr Barofsky certainly does look a bad one. Yes, I'd say he's lining himself up for some new position - his current professorship won't last too long.

white4ever said...

Barofsky will surface again, that's for sure. He waist until it's all over and then he squeels?? Scumbag.