Thursday, July 31, 2014

Human Waste

Too many people are underemployed. A healthy society cannot have large segments of its population without jobs or prospects.

Entertainment and the internet have thus far kept enough people engaged with something such that they don't RIOT.

But I fear the quiet is unsustainable. The rich and the workers are taught to strive forward, with little care for others. In America, you ultimately work for yourself. But who can put together policies that will depressurize our communities, or help each turn the corner toward a future prosperity?

The Republicans label public servants & teachers - parasites.

So short-sighted!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Incompetent Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy in Japan is often past the point of foolishness - it is senseless & harmful.

Obedient bureaucrats are convinced if properly filling-in every box and recording each detail, they're doing a good job. But that process wastes huge amounts of time & energy with often no gain, and easily interferes with more important goals. The stubborn administrator looks at his or her small patch of "responsibility" and calmly watches society burn.

My lamented mentor, the late Prof. Hideo Sato (佐藤英夫先生), often criticized Japan's bureaucracy in very negative ways. I'd believed then he overstated the problem. But now I wholly agree - and it's perhaps even worse these days as administrative systems are more rigid & ossified, and auditing more necessary.

Bureaucrats themselves are often nice people in a foolish situation, where a single largely irrelevant data point takes precedence over everything - no progress till corrected. There's no proportionality. Incompetence to a bureaucrat is "failure to collect all the paperwork"... When temporarily overruled so operations continue, the bureaucrat can be a distracting, haunting presence -- until page 7 question 66:d is properly dealt with. People should be better employed.

There are many ways to lampoon the bureaucrats, but it's better to warn policymakers of major potential problems with program implementation when fuck-headed idiots become the nation's guardians & gatekeepers.

(Personally I've not had any real problems, just foolishly wasted time. But the total of such foolishness must be multiplied by the 130 million Japanese sheeple = serious waste. Japan's bureaucracy is a parasite feeding off productivity & progress).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Politico Fails

Too many top politicians prove useless bags of shit. Perhaps starting with a few good ideas or a great policy proposal, they then ride that nag for decades. Worse than doing little or nothing, they contribute to deceit, social deterioration, and brutality.

Often these worst disappointments have demonstrated promise.

Barack Obama - I still believe he wanted to do good. He's joined The Dark Side, to impose imperial power through the universe. Like Darth Vader, he serves a master - Greed. President Obama now predicts the commands of rich businessmen, obeying before being told. 

Nick Clegg - claims he's liberal & democratic, but now only in comparison to the many right-wing friends he chummily dines with everyday. Solidly moved the UK away from fairness - supported huge tuition fees greatly favoring wealth & power (after repeatedly pledging to abolish fees); similarly gave-up on substantive House of Lords reforms. Still young & ambitious, however - maybe he'd do something positive to gain a better post.

Fredrik Reinfeldt - is a burikko (a Japanese phrase to feign cuteness). Sweden's Prime Minister does three things: strives to impose US influence on Sweden & neighbor nations, polishes his bald head, and makes-up his eyes to max cuteness. A clever person who's visualized his next move, he could still surprise with a progressive effort, trying to win-over those he's till now overlooked.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kind to Kinder?

Cute kids push forward to cut the queue. Rather than wait in line, ambitious families risk sending their kids to the USA as illegal immigrants.

Others follow proper procedures, waiting like schmucks...

Cute kids? Clever & calculating parents? There's now no shortage of suffering American citizen kids; many cute & Christian & homeless.

The USA has created many problems in South & Central America by supporting repressive, anti-democratic oligarchs & right-wing death squads in Honduras and elsewhere. The orphans may plan vengeance. Remember in The Godfather when Vito Andolini returns to his hometown (as Vito Corleone) and skewers his familys nemesis... Our militarists and a certain wealthy elite could be similarly threatened for their continuing crimes.

The USA can't reward weasels cutting the line. The queue jumper must get no advantage. They can't expect to ignore and destroy our systems. The beguiling beggar must be sent away empty-handed.

Reward the queue jumper, & you ream folk respecting law, order & community investment. The cheater is encouraged to cheat again. Badly-behaving South and Central Americans will not be surprised at a Schwarzenegger (Terminator) welcome: "Fuck Off, Asshole."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Korea's Sewol Shame

The Sewol ferry disaster (16 April) gruesomely killed hundreds of Korean young people, highlighting both private-sector corruption and government incompetence. The gravely-overloaded ship was being operated criminally, but public rescue services were badly conducted. Ultimately, we saw meaningless crocodile tears from political leaders. The shocks continue.

South Korea's "Most Wanted" fugitive since the accident has been Yoo Byung-un (유병언), a Korean religious leader & wealthy industrialist whose family business networks reportedly owned & managed the MV Sewol. Details are shady due to cross-shareholding and murky definitions of asset ownership & wealth control. Korean government frictions with Yoo's religious organization have further fueled continuing corruption allegations.

In any event, "Korea's Most Wanted Man" has been in government custody for over five weeks while Korean police scoured the globe searching for him & his family. Yoo's body was found a short walk from his vacation home in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province on 12th June, but only identified today (22 July). The cause of death has yet to be determined. This long delay is surely another black eye for Korea's President, Park Geun-hye.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Kids at the Wok

Thousands of grubby illegal immigrant children are demanding access to dining rooms & club facilities in Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and other upmarket centers.

"All we want is a better life" said one 17-year old child, who claimed to have served American CIA interests in Honduras. "And we're not stupid - nobody wants to be bussed to Detroit."

Some lice-ridden children expect to gain entry to exclusive Yale University dining clubs. "Mi madre weep mucho to America now coming. Los chinos too much make or - Now us chancing!"

In related news, a parents rally in China's Shenzhen city (深圳) was broken up by security officials, who found 48 newly-loaded shipping containers - each already packed with hundreds of Chinese children & young adults prepared for US emmigration. "We're closer to the American Dream than 99% of Americans, who don't yet realize they're corporate-controlled. And sure we're being manipulated. But before US consensus that Charity begins at home, we suck the teat of Uncle Sam."

President Barack Obama's US$3 billion immigration emergency relief fund is now inundated with business provider requests as Americans debate if uninvited guests may be spoiled or boiled. For US-supplied Israeli forces now invading Gaza, it's all good: Busy Yankee, Minimal oversight. Suggestions the immigration crisis be funded from the much larger US aid-to-Israel budget are met with silence.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dropping Rice

Not another post on eating sushi...!

In early April 2014, Condoleezza Rice was appointed to the board of Dropbox.

I missed that news. While that company's product always seemed suspicious and liable for abuse; it's now intolerable. I'm personally happy to discontinue infrequent usage - not as part of a boycott, but because corporate judgement at Dropbox is dangerously flawed - just like Condoleezza Rice.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meltdown Rot

The "rescue" of the economy from the 2008 meltdown continues to poison and undermine the world.

Bad practices & rotten management were allowed to remain untouched and ulcerating -- in fact, US politicians rewarded defeated private-sector speculators with public-fund grants & interest-free loans. 'Self-regulation' championed by Alan Greenspan and slavishly supported by cronies of Bush, Cheney, Clinton &  maggot-breeding Robert Rubin proved complete failure. Politicians gave our public money to handpicked cronies - undermining any correction from capitalist competition. Creepy!

The parasites survive as the US ruling class. Look beyond them to a smaller number: active, brazen, callous, deadly predators.

Vipers patrol the nursery, while filth continues to fester ...

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or Congress... ?

Entitled to Kill

Preparing for the 2011 APEC meeting in Honolulu, Federal Agent Christopher Deedy had a night off. After drinking with friends, the night ended badly in the early morning hours, when perhaps over-eager Deedy executed a local man inside a Waikiki McDonalds restaurant.

Deedy is on trial for murder.

Do agents of our government have carte blanche license to kill?  Is it proper that aggressiveness or public disobedience be smothered by deadly violence? Our numerous security forces are not always welcomed cheeringly - at what stage are they entitled to kill?

The Hawaii tragedy continues ...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Numbnuts DRIP

Numbnuts PM David Cameron is forcing an extreme surveillance measure through Parliament with little chance for input and no public debate. He claims it's essential for continuing life as we know it - as captive servants to an unfit feudalistic "elite"...

Amazingly, the frightening law's called DRIP - Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill.

It's a mistake to trust these jokers - or anyone. Our assorted valuable data is already compromised and misused. Assume the database is fully infiltrated. The Cameron government is riddled with drips, incompetents & money-grubbers no match for assorted outside specialist professionals intent on continuing to profit from the information El Dorado. The Prime Minister personally brought criminal operative Andy Coulson into the heart of government, working intimately with Coulson for over three years before denouncing him. (For previous work with Rupert Murdoch, Coulson's now been convicted of illegal wiretapping).

Friday, July 11, 2014

General Fear

The US government uses their golden hoard information to highlight suspected terrorists, sometimes to kill them.

The world's now knows NSA surveillance is everywhere.

It's time to ask the more difficult question: Who has Access?

Those knowing everything about everyone also know: such info can be extremely valuable. Information is sold & bartered, on and on…

Below may not be infiltrators -- they may be granted free access. Who knows?

- Government contractors
- Outsourced service providers
- JP Morgan Chase
- a girl Congressman Paul Ryan hopes to impress
- Halliburton & Monsanto
- Friends of General Butlick
- Right wing Zionists
- Nancy Pelosi's fancy man
- English pansies
- Collaborating American IT firms
- HRH King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
- Gentlemen formerly known as Blackwater
- The part-time cleaning lady at John Kerry's house
- Mr. Wu
- Bill, the cable guy

Stop Your Spying!


Thursday, July 03, 2014


Fronted by the USA, Big Finance is muscling into every economy. The bigshots sponsor backdoor "trade agreements" fronting secretive Wealthy Investor Privileges & Entitlements - WIPE guarantees.

The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) might as well be so much toilet paper -- which our government forces us to eat. TPP negotiators have imposed secrecy through 20 rounds - the latest big TPP dump starts in Ottawa today.

The word "Partnership" is bullshit -- it's a corporate trojan horse to domesticate the globe via client state entitlement guarantees, and we dumb "People" aren't even invited to comment. Get Alarmed !

There's no valid reason these WIPE talks should be secretive, and when instituted, tie the hands of democracy. Outrageous!

The citizenry should wipe their arses with these bogus entitlement agreements, which threaten to stitch-up our world...

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Little Abe Acts Tough

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, like George W. Bush, is a cocky shadow of his father without wisdom; a rich little brat talking tough to hide truth: he don't know shit & never suffered or needed to work.

PM Abe is fully willing to sacrifice the nation. He's drunk with power, and hopes to cheer Japan to militarize; he's a tool of American strategies & war ambitions. What a jerk.