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Banksters buying debt again, another bucket of bailout bait?

So one credit card (not debit, which is money you do have, but credit which for some reason is money you DON'T have, God they've screwed up the English language) offers a 5% cash rebate for up $300 a quarter (I think) in purchases. Or, $15 back. Which another card issuer, Chase, as in Salmon P Chase, the fellow on the non-circulating $1000 bill and Lincoln's Secretary of Treasury, but Chase is offering the same deal up to $1500 dollars, and points out that it's 5 times as much, you can get $75 back... on a much bigger credit card debt. As the RepubliCan't Party points out, as though it's the Poor being freeloaders, more than half of Americans don't make enough money to owe taxes. $20,000 a year for a family of four. So you go into debt for approximately a months wages + a few bux, and get $75 back. And some really steep fees for as long as you're paying that one debt off. And while they're screaming on FOX that the Poorer People are irresponsible and can't do math (yeah, right! Like FOX still believing that selling bonds for ten percent annually wouldn't double the

Cameron vows Racial Cultural purity for Britain

Says he doesn't have anything against Islam, just "radical" Islam, meaning, Muslims who don't bow down before his Naturally Superior White Culture. He also, as prime minister to ROYALTY, and incidentally the same Royal Family that used to hunt his ancestors, just for sport, babbles much about Democracy and respect for other cultures. Which he says is somehow the hallmark of the British Empire. 22717

2 AM, time to piss off the Navy.

So this is the USN "crackerjack" work uniform blouse, from behind. Notice the two stars on a broad field of blue. That's, according to my brother the Sailor, symbolic. The stars stand for the two times the USN fought the Royal Navy, and won. The extra large field is to make room for more stars as needed. A wonderful imperial gesture, yes? "We are mighty, you shall obey us!"   Then there's BP. Which was founded as an adjunct to the Royal Navy and had the Royal Navy and even the U.S. Navy fight to secure their supply sources, which, surprise surprise surprise, none of which are actually in England. The propaganda bit they put out when they helped launch World War One, "That small nations might have the same rights as the Great Powers..." purest bullshit. Then as now, it was all about the Rich getting richer and using the blood and labor of the poor to do it. The kicker of it came down this past spring... when British Petroleum, that ol' devilish offshoot of the British Royal Navy, Bitch-slapped the U.S. Navy in American territorial waters. Guess you kids in Uncle Sams Canoe Club should take those stars

Down to sports, empires are tribal

American World Cup viewers tuning in to watch their team face England on Saturday might be excused confusion about their adversary's flag. Instead of the British Union Jack, English fans waved a red and white standard usually only glimpsed in movies where knights fight dragons, crusades, or Braveheart.   That's the red cross of Saint George, dragon-slayer, minus the diagonal white-on-blue X of Scotland's Saint Andrew and the red X of Ireland's Saint Patrick. Where British dominion is concerned, natural resources and labor are commonwealth, assertion of athletic dominance is forever England. 17931

Whose turn is it on Afghanistan’s plains?

It was a hard lesson for the Soviets, and before them the Soldiers of the Queen. I think Kipling's advice bears repeating as we consider that American casualties are on the rise in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is the Forgotten Campaign of the GWOT, where we're still taking a victory lap in a pool filling with crocodiles. 3659

Britain and US have plans to invade Zimbabwe

Yes, Britain and the US have plans to invade and occupy Zimbabwe using primarily troops of the African Union to hide behind. Then of course, the United Nations also would step in to camouflage the neo-colonial military operation. MoD contingency plans for military action in Zimbabwe 3590

I have a pacifism problem

If a pacifist falls in the forest, does he save anybody? I do not mean in the metaphysical sense.   If a hundred thousand pacifists fall, out of sight from anyone to witnesses their deaths, struck down every last one by anti-pacifists, do they increase pacifism or simply deliver their own extinction? What if it's a half a million in East Timor? Or several million in a Turkish desert? If there are no witnesses to report it, no writers to remember it, no masses to empathize, there is no outrage, no call to common humanity. 652

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