Thursday, October 27, 2016

Empty Park in Korea

The election of Park Geun-Hye (박근혜) as President of Korea was anti-democratic, manipulated by the National Intelligence Service (links here & here)

Now the Park administration is collapsing. Too much was built on corruption. Most importantly, Park's management style is similar to the dictatorial pattern of her father. The Park administration would not allow the great genius and industry of Korea to properly blossom.

The recent Choi Sun-sil (최순실) scandal should surprise nobody. Korea has allowed its top ranks to be stuffed with yes-men, who in turn have corrupted business, the universities, and government. Choi is now hiding abroad, leaving behind a damaged nation and an empty central park.

Choi Sun-sil reportedly controls President Park Geun-hye

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Republicans Abandon Ship

Is House Speaker Paul Ryan a Republican Party Traitor ?

He's collaborated with TRUMP® & laughed at The Donald's jokes.

Ryan has ridden the fence over Trump being a sexual predator and chauvinist pig. Ryan's Republican Party, and Rep. Paul Ryan himself in Wisconsin, deserve a crushing defeat.

Republican Banter is now intolerable.

Stain on Spain

The UK has snubbed Spain for centuries, and continues.

Taking advantage of internal succession conflicts in 1704 after the death of Spanish King Charles II, the British and allies took over Gibraltar.

The Brits have never relaxed their grip on The Rock. Spain contests Gibraltar's sovereignty.

Still the cheeky Brits lecture the Spanish, though British power is considerably diminished.

Most recently, the Russians were due to call at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in north Africa for naval refueling, a procedure recently often repeated.

But the Brits didn't like it -- according to the BBC:
"The UK would be "extremely concerned" if refuelling went ahead."

"British Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, said: "We'd be extremely concerned that any NATO member should consider assisting a Russian carrier group that might end up bombing Syrian civilians.""

The Telegraph (British newspaper) reported:
"Former British Defence Minister Sir Gerald Howarth said it would be "wholly inappropriate" for a NATO member to refuel the Russian vessels"

"Lord West, a former head of the Royal Navy, explained "There are sanctions against Russia and it's an extraordinary thing for a NATO ally to do""

Expect Spain to back down -- allowing the UK to dictate Spanish policy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Real Americans?

REAL AMERICANS   Don't Enable Assault 

Eradicate Republican banter. Vote wisely, or Stay Home.
  e wisely -- or stay home. 
SEXIST Republican banter threatens every family

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy United Nations Day

I know it is suppressed in the USA, but Happy United Nations Day anyhow (24 October every year). We often have a party at home with international friends. This day's discussed & celebrated throughout Swedish schools, and in many places around the world.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Trump Bumbo ?

Mr. Donald Trump, Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, basks in media attention with outrageous comments. Another zinger every few days captures the front page. He will not stop.

But publicity is not enough, nor are his billions, when morally bankrupt.

Republican family values are totally forgotten.

Trump must invite voters for BUMBO:
an American tradition lost in the memory hole...
Get'em drunk to git dem votes...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Resist Conquest

Hawaiians take heart. The International Criminal Court has determined the intentional destruction of cultural sites can be ruled a War Crime. The 27th Sept. 2016 judgment has no power yet to punish those who've desecrated Native Hawaiian places, but it brings forward that day pono is restored in Hawai'i.

In ICC Prosecutor v. Al Mahdi, (evaluating the occupation & destruction around Timbuktu), the Court noted crimes against property are generally of less gravity than crimes against persons, but the targeted sites were religious buildings with a symbolic and emotional value for local inhabitants.

UNESCO hails this historic decision for heritage protection:"Deliberate attacks on culture have become weapons of war in a global strategy of cultural cleansing seeking to destroy people as well as the monuments bearing their identities, institutions of knowledge and free thought."

Respect for Culture  (Roerich)

The USA has systematically destroyed native cultures and marginalized the remnants. Many war criminals pass away with souvenirs of abuse decorating their walls; beyond reach of the ICC. Yet this is an alarm to them & their heirs: the world is watching.

Unsurprisingly, the ICC judgment has seen little publicity in American corporate media. But The Japan Times is on record with their stirring editorial, "A historic ruling to protect culture" (link)

Hawaiians cannot as yet bring the United States of America to justice in front of the International Criminal Court. Yet we can resist conquest, and we can understand & document ongoing atrocities and war crimes.

Important Native Hawaiian places have been, and are still being, deliberately vandalized. Such offenses include military installations & golf on Mōkapu (Heleloa funeral grounds), replacement of Puowaina heiau with Punchbowl cemetery, etc.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Admittedly Immoral

I don't like Hillary or Trump. But Trump® is worse. The Donald feels entitled to grab & kiss [sexual assault] cause he's famous. Trump claims Bill Clinton said worse things when they golfed together. Next day, Trump appears to claim Bill Clinton's a rapist. So admittedly Trump hangs out with a rapist?

Republicans are saying this is  "just words" - WHY did Trump weave lies justifying sexual assault? Either Lies, or TRUTH.  

Trump tramps on everyone. Small vendors report he's stiffed them for payment; he directly invites creditors to try suing him. Realistically, who can battle this belligerent beastly billionaire? Might his temporary affections focus on your daughter, or mother or wife? "Family values" will not protect your kids from Trump's prison-yard banter.

Trump® was boasting of his sexual ASSAULTS.

We're left deciding which President is less threat to your teenager on the Oval Office tour.

SHAME on the Republican Party. 
SHAME on immoral Gov. Mike Pence, a Trump® butt-boy

Shame on America.

Don't elect Trump.  Don't put a harlot in the White House.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Scared of Trump

Mr. Donald J. Trump: 
Dangerous?  Frightening?  Or fun 
Trump is not entitled to sexual assault

The USA needs much better Leadership
Say NO to sleaze & those supporting him.
Say NO to Trump & his business operations.
Say NO to TRUMP & his Republican party.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

That's Entertainment !!

Serious Americans are upset.

So what else is new? The US political process is rigged, and the American sheeple are blind.  
We respond best to entertainment!

The Trump® phenomenon may tank before November Election Day, but (to borrow broadly from the Israeli sage Ben Nitai Netanyahu):  "No matter the election results" -- We Win.

The entertainment industry wins. 

The American political process is fueled by entertaining snippets, soundbites making money for media. Media eggs-on the contestants; media takes a profit on every tragedy, all the news, and each scandal: good, bad & ugly.

America's Family Value Republicans ? ...

Trump® is a bum. But The Donald sells the news. Over the past half-year Trump's creepy remarks powered the media. Here are some soundbites (many from here (link); more are here (link); more Trumpisms will be added):

[ Howard Stern raises the topic of Trump's daughter Ivanka, age 17 ] Trump: "She's beautiful." Stern: "Can I say this? A piece of ass..." Trump: "Yeah!" 

[ Trump on first wife, Czechoslovakian-born Ivana Zelníčková ]  
"The funny thing about Ivana is the accent got worse as she grew older, and some people said she wanted it to happen. The accent actually became more pronounced as years went by. It was like the Chinese torture. You know, the water drops on your head,"

[ With Bush dynasty blueblood Billy, on Bush co-host Nancy O'Dell ] 
"I did try and fuck her - she was married... I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn't get there... And she was married."

"I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them, It's like a magnet - I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything -- Grab 'em by the pussy -- you can Do Anything."

[ Off-beat political statements by Republican candidate Trump ]
"I will build a great great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall."

"They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists... and some I assume are good people." 

"Happy Cinco de Mayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"

"We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated."

"I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it, You know, I'm inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good. You know, the dresses. 'Is everyone okay?' You know, they're standing there with no clothes. 'Is everybody okay?' And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that." 

"Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!"

"Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don't want to pay for them. They don't want to take care of them. Why should they when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for them?"

"He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured." 

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

“I don’t think I’ve made mistakes. Every time somebody said I made a mistake, they do the polls and my numbers go up, so I guess I haven't made any mistakes." 

"I have a great relationship with the blacks."

"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

"If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell -- I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees."

"She does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."

"If she gets to pick her judges – nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know."


Jump Chump, Dump Trump

Imagine you work for Donald Trump.

If you're female, you should feel angry and exposed. We each recognize Trump's a sexist pig, who feels aggressively entitled to grab any woman as he likes. If your daughter works for Trump, she may be at risk.

If male, and a Trump® employee, you're simply an enabler, pimping for your boss.

But if you work for Trump next month, you are a sexist pig, a whore.

Working for The Donald is now toxic. Quit now or become "unemployable" ... the Trump® brand is being described as "worse than Bernie Madoff" (link). Keeping your Trump job on your résumé displays support for sexual assault.

Customers of Trump hotels, casino guests, and Trump® product consumers enable his bad behavior. Cancel your plans to visit Donald Trump's world: seedy, violent and abusive.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Grab Pussy?

Trump® scandal exposes two foolboy, in Media makes Media !
(Cousin of Pres. George W.) Billy Bush + rude Trump soap opera

Women better avoid lewd Billy Bush -- & Mr.Trump

The video version with uncensored audio is here (link):
(original NBC distortions at 0:56min protects bigwigs; four other people fully exposed) 

Or download the nasty Trump-Bush video here (uncensored link)
! Remember:  -- the Washington Post "edited this video for length"

Trump loves controversy.
Trump's media manipulations exposed here (link)

America is entertained, ignoring the horrors in living under braggart billionaires. Trump & Bush feel entitled to do whatever they wish, unprincipled nastiness enabled by those around them.

This Trump/Bush scandal displays America's ugliness to the world; such abusive behavior slaps American women and men to confront sexism -- and the arrogance of wealth. One great analysis (link) is aptly titled "Every Woman in America Knows Donald Trump and Billy Bush" but America's top leadership is rudely exposed. "Pussygate" should humiliate the Republican Party and the Bush family dynasty [two Bush U.S. Presidents are Billy's uncle & cousin, Gov. Jeb Bush another cousin].

Look at Trump's sons -- taking what they want. Paid employees always smother or minimize any trouble. Money allows Arrogance & Power. Pres. Trump & Billy Bush would love showing your daughter the Oval Office -- keep away! America's marketplace system with "No Accountability" morality naturally leads to corruption & violence. Hungry Americans now expect to taste privilege via Trump. 

Donald Trump Jr. & Eric Trump reportedly killed a Zimbabwe leopard. Would they proudly hunt humans without consequences? When they've become Cabinet ministers we'll see unedited lack of remorse. Apples don't fall far from the tree...


The Donald's spawn grab Zimbabwe pussy: Trump boys at play

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Butt Mr Trump!

NJ Gov. Chris Christie & NY City former Mayor Rudy Giuliani came out loudly in support of the genius of Donald Trump & his brilliance in avoiding taxes.

Trump is an unstable flim-flam man: Media Gold, but danger to the world. Follow Trump's example to a failed state of bluster.

Christie's clearly a dirtbag. Calling him a whore insults the worker-class. His hope for a Cabinet position fades. Trump sniffs a loser he can use & abuse. You're Fired!

Rude rudy giuliani is another ambitious fool who believes he's got an inside track to a new job. But the Donald don't share limelight. Rude rudy: prepare for The Dump from yer buddy Mr. Trump.

Christie = ass licking Embarrassment

Rude rudy was told: "Wider-open eyes, people Will Believe ..."

Thursday, September 29, 2016

No Justice, USA

It's now 33 weeks since Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court passed away on 12 Feb, 2016. RIP.

The US Senate needs to hold hearings on a replacement.
They've yet to do anything toward a confirmation.

33 Weeks w/ No Justice !

Shame on the US Senate... 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) & geezer Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA; age 83) are leading obstructionists behind this inactivity. Get to work boys!

Mitch is Rich thanks to huge gifts from father-in-law, Chinese-born Si-Cheng Chao (second wife's dad).

Chief Executive Hot Seat

The US President is angry: both the US House & Senate overturned Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) law.

"The single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate has done" in decades, according to the White House spokesman (link).

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with poor marketing considering its power (they'd do better to ignore JASTA this week) stated the act: "is of great concern to the community of nations that object to the erosion of the principle of sovereign immunity, which has governed international relations for hundreds of years. ... erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States." (link). Understatement -- JASTA could especially lead to highlighting the USA's doubtful & often poorly executed imperialist operations around the world. 

CIA Director Brennan also lashed-out at the new law... Fearing personal liability?   Any accountability sucks when a lawbreaker.

But the Executive Branch of the US Government deserves the hot seat: key parts of the official 9/11 findings are still designated Top Secret.

They claim we too dum for the TRUTH


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Japanese Money Politics

A new initiative will offer a clearer view of big money flows in Japanese politics.

Data is scheduled to come online from 21 October 2016 at:

Japan Center For Money and Politics Foundation

Here's a description of what's to come (link to Japan Times article)

Let's Hope for transparency... But of course much political funds flow in Japan is unreported cash, "gifts" such as valuable art & swords, etc. which are unlikely ever to be traceable.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hawai'i Steps Toward Freedom

Yesterday (23 Sept 2016) the US Government formally accepted existence of a Native Hawaiian Government - a cause for celebration. 

It's not treason or sedition for Hawaiians to create our governing entity. Our Native Hawaiian government might "reestablish a formal government-to-government relationship" with the USA... OR CHOOSE OTHERWISE  (and the US Federal Govt. ruling explicitly affirms such possible scenario). 

With a Native Hawaiian government, we can gradually correct local community problems... and also address other alliance possibilities. 

First step is Native Hawaiian self-government pushing forward, imua.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Media Toying with Police Killings

All Lives Matter.

When following media outrages, we're led like a beast with a ring through its nose...

I read yesterday of unarmed black man Terence Crutcher, zapped with a stun gun by Tulsa police then fatally shot with his hands up.

Today we're told in bold headlines Keith Scott was warned to drop a gun he carried. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says: "It's time to change the narrative, because I can tell you from the facts that the story's a little bit different as to how it's been portrayed so far, especially through social media."

Headlines trumpet about Scott, or Tulsa, but seeing these stories together, you perhaps notice they ain't really related. Except it seems one killing of a citizen by police is deliberately used to distort another in many people's minds.

Common points: 
• Media makes money from the stories.
• It's minority people getting snuffed.
• We're told snippets of what happened.

People are being killed every day without trial.
These murders in America are tip of the iceberg.
Our snuffing of furrn gooks & wogs don't rate a story...

Killing Native people during colonization of America

Killing from Vietnam to Afghanistan to Iraq -- to hometown USA

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Two Survival Options?

Americans are led to believe we've two governmental options.

Both are controlled by entrenched corporate interests.

Both candidates proclaim enduring loyalty ... to Israel !?
(Link-R, Link-D)

Each supports growth of the secret Security State.

Each brown-noses the mega-banks.

Have we really only two survival options?
Is refreshment limited within Big Business?
WHY?  Can Americans ever take better control of our lives?

Americans will either fight for freedom, or this corruption will eventually collapse -- painfully and at a huge cost.
Two options, for careless people.

COKE vs. Pepsi
CHOOSE!       ...             dumfux.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Government Apologists

How much should we believe the paid apologists for the secretive U.S. Government?

We understand (link) that the continuing U.S. "War of Terror" since late 2001 has cost nearly $5 trillion -- US$4,790,000,000,000.

We also know that the citizenry has been continuously misled & lied to by government officials. We know very little about how these huge monies are being spent, or truly why. We were triumphantly informed "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" many trillions of dollars ago.

Billions of lives have been affected, millions have been killed.

In such an environment, U.S. National Security Agency Contractor Edward Snowden illegally released documents to journalists describing spying & espionage by the US government and its allies.

The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), under Chairman U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R: CA) & Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D: CA) commissioned their staff to write a 36-page review of Edward Snowden's disclosures.

Unfortunately, the review has been determined too sensitive for release to the American people. But a three-page Executive Summary was released 15 Sept. 2016, almost sardonically in tandem with the Oliver Stone motion picture "Snowden"...

In the 3-pg summary (prominently labeled UNCLASSIFIED, link) we are informed that Ed Snowden was not a whistleblower; that he is "a serial exaggerator and fabricator" with a "pattern of intentional lying."

The end of final page three states the committee supports [huge spending on] intelligence community (IC) activities:
"The Committee has taken actions to improve IC information security in the Intelligence Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, and looks forward to working with the IC to continue to improve security."

Government's lied to us systematically. No doubt lies continue. According to U.S. Director of National Intelligence Clapper (under oath) "the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions of dossiers on people, is absolutely false… absolute nonsense." Clapper was later threatened with prison time for perjury by US Congress for his "errors" & blatant lies. All thanks to Ed Snowden,

The Committee report weaves the story of a robust system for U.S. Government oversight, which Snowden reportedly ignored. We're then told Snowden himself is basically a bum, who "washed out" of his Army training, grossly exaggerated his CIA duties, failed a component of NSA annual basic training, and instigated a workplace spat with his NSA managers. But as they assert in fact Snowden never finished high school, we're left wondering what kind of idiots hired & promoted him, how many of these nitwits have been fired, and how we might recover our $5 trillion of badly misspent funds. 

Our money, essential for other domestic programs, is certainly gone. No big money has gone to Snowden, but it continues to flow to his critics and the shadowy security colossus we blindly & dumbly fund.

I believe Snowden -- above General Clapper.

The Congressional boys from California, and their stooge staff, make themselves seem ridiculous. And I've not yet seen the movie... Clapper could be a nice guy, and Ed Snowden may fart. The real truth is that the American people are systematically and deliberately misled by our elected government as it operates secretly and often illegally. It's our multi-trillion dollar le$$on.

Lt.Gen.Jimmy Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Doping Exemptions?

Athletes may secure a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) which when properly filed, allows use of banned performance-enhancing substances on medical grounds.

Key question: should medical exemptions allowing drug use be kept secret? Is it fair allowing chronically ill or disabled elite athletes to compete in world-class events (such as the Olympics) when taking banned drugs that others can't use? Perhaps the place for such impaired competitors is the Paralympics ...?

Allowances become complicated by the fact that cases are considered by Medical Advisory Committees within each nation. NATION-level allowances & standards may actually differ practically.

Another problem is that even elite athletes may file a TUE request retroactively, after they've been tested for doping.

Combining these complexities (and potential for corruption) with confidentiality, the secret process allowing drug use does not inspire trust or assure fairness...

Voting: The Slave's Suggestion Box

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Triclosan: the New Lead Poisoning

Triclosan is a potent chemical now found in the bodies of most people in the USA. Since the 1980s it's become an ingredient in toothpastes, pesticides, shampoos, etc., for supposed antibacterial mechanisms.

Now the US Food & Drug Administration has banned soap products using triclosan & 18 other antibacterial additives -- the chemicals are ineffective as typically used. Worse, they may cause substantial injury and much environmental damage. Warnings have been circulating for years; the FDA's belated final ruling allows one more transition year to 6 Sept. 2017...

Here's an excerpt of one report(link): 
"The FDA has sided with scientists who claim that the use of antibiotic components on a consistent and widespread basis may actually be contributing to the rise of new antibiotic-resistant strains of various infections... exposure to such elements may also play havoc with hormones, especially those of young people. In fact, the Natural Resources Defense Council maintains that one of the most popular antibiotic chemicals, TRICLOSAN, can affect both testosterone and estrogen production, and can affect the thyroid. The NRDC argues that infants and children, in particular, are especially susceptible, and that it can lead to permanent damage. The scale of the usage is also daunting. One study suggested that triclosan could be detected in approximately 75 percent of people living in the United States. Its prevalence is perhaps only matched by its tenacity: the chemical passes through our systems and into the environment, where it enters the ground water and passes into animals and back into us."

We're guinea pigs. Big Business simply moves on, as with lead poisoning from our petrol & housepaint in past decades, and the terrible impact of cigarettes & asbestos.  Industry sucks away profits, then when all goes bad the limited-liability corporation runs away or begs public assistance -- the 2008 bailouts were one example, the TEPCO nuclear tragedy at Fukushima and Japan's "off-limits zone" pollution another. Do you trust Big Business & their paid politicos got your back? They'll not protect you. Why Dream yourself to Death?

Triclosan: the New Lead Poisoning

Triclosan is a potent chemical now found in the bodies of most people in the USA. Since the 1980s it's become an ingredient in toothpastes, pesticides, shampoos, etc., for supposed antibacterial mechanisms.

Now the US Food & Drug Administration has banned soap products using triclosan & 18 other antibacterial additives -- the chemicals are ineffective as typically used. Worse, they may cause substantial injury and much environmental damage. (Warnings have been circulating for years; the FDA final ruling is late, and allows one more year of transition until 6 Sept. 2017). 

Here's an excerpt of one report(link): 
"The FDA has sided with scientists who claim that the use of antibiotic components on a consistent and widespread basis may actually be contributing to the rise of new antibiotic-resistant strains of various infections.But those concerns only scratch the surface of worries associated with antibiotic cleansers. Some studies have indicated that exposure to such elements may also play havoc with hormones, especially those of young people. In fact, the Natural Resources Defense Council maintains that one of the most popular antibiotic chemicals, triclosan, can affect both testosterone and estrogen production, and can affect the thyroid. The NRDC argues that infants and children, in particular, are especially susceptible to this chemical, and that it can lead to permanent damage. The scale of the usage is also daunting. One study suggested that triclosan could be detected in approximately 75 percent of people living in the United States. In fact, its prevalence is perhaps only matched by its tenacity: the chemical passes through our systems and into the environment, where it enters the ground water and passes into animals and back into us."

We're guinea pigs, and as with lead poisoning from our paint and petrol in past decades, and the terrible impact of cigarettes, big business simply moves on.  Industry does what it can for profits, then when things go bad they run away or beg public assistance -- the 2008 bailouts were one example, the TEPCO nuclear tragedy at Fukushima and Japan's dead "off-limits zone" pollution is another. Trust Big Business & their paid politicos got your back? They'll protect you? Why Dream yourself to Death?

Friday, September 09, 2016

Rotten Apple

Yes, BAD Apple.

Apple has been criticized for monitoring customer location with hidden software processes (see links here & here). Now we know governments also routinely monitor millions of mobile phones through cell tower access and cell emulators, sometimes with intimate industrial involvement (link). How regularly is Apple® technology harnessed for repression, or used by the secret security services to protect us? This giant business skirts the issue; robust user privacy remains elusive.

Apple (the sweet megacorporation) is also elusive. Founded in 1976, they're a "squat brand" -- taking a common dictionary word from our general history, hijacking & trademarking a shortcut regular word -- telling us, in essence "Fuck you - now move around me!"

Pretty baubles of Apple technology are sold around the world. They're a big employer. Of course as part of society, Apple must operate legally. The Irish Apple has been in the news recently: where the megacorporation has a small relatively clean footprint. But huge worldwide profits reportedly siphon to Ireland, where Apple® somehow pays very little tax.

They kidnap / steal their name from the commons, and worm their way from contributing fair tax payments. We peons pay the funding Apple somehow avoids. Golden apple? One bad apple spoils ALL.


Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Makaꞌala Hawaiians

Native Hawaiian people have been marginalized in their own nation since 1893 -- backed by the U.S. military, intruders stole Hawaiian lands and systematically forced local people to believe our lāhui is dead.

Peaceful coexistence is achievable; but violence and war are also possible. Forces repressing Hawaiians grow more strident & incautious. They've drunk their own Hawaiian Punch, and believe Hawaiian disagreements and our wonderful sense of "chill" & shaka typify a disorganized, passive and disinterested people.

Now we've new tools for peaceful organization, and new abilities to identify dangerous parasites.

Building Native Hawaiian self-government is a tough process: most of us openly operate in occupied territory, maintaining our globally-famous ALOHA.

Newcomers to Hawai'i often come to feel a gap -- where they don't belong. Sadly, that's a place of pain where Hawaiians have been beaten-down, uprooted & supplanted; when inclusiveness is abused as weakness. There is great untouched beauty throughout Hawai'i, and space to share: but you've taken & occupied our living room. Visitors becoming neighbors is welcome -- just do not trample your Babylon shoes on the toes and bones of my Tutu & family.  Please migrate elsewhere if you will not respect our elders and predecessors with courtesy! 

We must be alert & watchful (maka'ala) for imported weasels & destructive rats. Being watchful is easier with internet communication tools, but we must develop expertise to counteract professional agitators such as Andrew Walden - Hawaii Free Press, a troublemaker actively seeking to erase indigenous rights and edit-out Hawaiians from our islands. He pushes into our Hawaiian kitchen and invites the world to our table as if it were his own. Cheeky con artist!

Native Hawaiian people do not celebrate the violence, treachery and illegality that introduced American occupation and theft of our native lands. Many people came to Hawai'i under protection of the occupying power. Most are peaceful and (in my private opinion) most are welcome. Outspoken opponents of local culture and our Native Hawaiian inheritance threaten peaceful life - and put everybody at risk.

It is hard work to maintain PEACE

Fools are playing at the volcano's edge.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Pity Korea?

In some ways the energy and dynamism of Korea is refreshing, especially when compared to the rigidities of Japan. Surely we see more emotionalism in Korea ... though often not positive.

But Korea's deep-seated chauvinism consistently cripples the nation; it's hung-up on a pattern of one step forward, one step back.

The political world, major businesses, and universities are slow-moving, inward looking, and overly protective of privilege. Extreme competitiveness of Korean society focused on 스펙 (paper achievements) generates an entrenched corruption. Youth is stifled.

Cookie-cutter production has led to a frustrated people: each wanting to distinguish themselves, but without strong speciality, feeling lost in the herd. Frankly, I believe it is great that Koreans are discussing these problems: although (we are) slaves & beasts-of-burden, Awareness is Strength.

Remember the Korean Air assault by "nut rage" heiress Cho Hyun-ah? (조현아, link) -- Korea's oligarchy on both sides of the DMZ struts around with impunity, privileged & untouchable. Few top-level non-Koreans understand the nation, and such people are best rewarded for keeping quiet.

Korea, a divided land with great unrealized potential, will waste further decades due to uninspired leadership & bad management imposing hell on the citizenry --헬조선Sad...  
The positive dimension: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Stealing Brazil

Recent legal maneuvers in Brazil deposed President Dilma Rousseff. Her valiant efforts to battle corruption and develop social inclusion have been cast aside by corrupt Brazilian legislators & judges, whose stated reason to impeach the President, (budget manipulation, pedaladas fiscais), was very distant from personal theft or corruption. More background is available here, and here (link).

US President Obama's government has not supported democracy in Brazil; but Yanqui's done plenty of high-level spying. Did the USA take opportunity to strongly back Rousseff's progressive government? No Way. Just the opposite -- as in Honduras, it's likely the imperialist hijacking of resources will now intensify, ignoring environmental concerns. Worse, we may see the growth of death squads as in Honduras and Egypt, with support that stretches back to Washington DC for extrajudicial violence. Tragic.

Predatory Press People

The most effective predators can hide in open sight, their kill methodology undetected, so they can successfully hunt again & again.

Such are the top American news people. Over the past five years Matt Lauer reportedly earned over US$100 million. Lauer's on-air persona is "just a friendly bloke" (his recent scoop eviscerating bad-boy swimmer Ryan Lochte was depicted in a sitting room, Lauer without socks). But Matt's $28m annual salary surely shows he's not your simple 'Bro ...

Anderson Cooper is a pretty face earning over $10 million every year from his reporting. Disarming and debonair, Anderson is steely strong & deceptive -- or he wouldn't be where he is.

News is deliberately entwined with entertainment. We're deceived by daily reporting and duped into overseas wars. Breathless intrigue drives our democracies, cynically steered by the powers of media. We've already endured a professional actor as U.S. President -- Worse is on the way...

Of course, behind the scenes are the real media barons: Rupert Murdoch has huge powers -- and a fortune of over US$10,000,000,000. ($10 billion)

If you're fortunate enough ever to have a microphone thrust to your face, remember behind the interviewer are businessmen who profit from scandal.
Best Shut Up.