Saturday, October 4, 2014
Well, Dallas kind of screwed up, but I'm still not too terrified of an epidemic on this side of the Atlantic. Now that the idiots have figured out that doctors and nurses really should talk to each other, and the CDC (not always perfect, but still pretty good) is involved, the USofA will get it worked out. Getting it worked out in West Africa will be more difficult.
The latest terminology is "the group calling itself the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL." I guess we don't want to offend the Saudis, whose state supported the Salafist, Wahabi ideology which was mainly responsible for the growth and financing of IS. Now that we're producing more oil than the Saudis, though, maybe we could step on them a little harder.
I gather that a lot of black Americans think the SS (yes, the same acronym) is less committed to protecting their allegedly black president than they might have been to John McCain. Personally, I think that assholes will be assholes, and that race is not a factor. They're just incompetents.
I am so afraid that those "Occupy" kids who are too young to remember Tiananmen will find themselves lying among the dead. State Capitalism, I am inclined to believe, has to be worse than State Socialism — but, then again, maybe it's all just plutocracy. It's always plutocracy. Isn't It?