The Non News
I always like to start the day with the CNN headlines. It lets me know the topics to which the American sheeple will dedicate their otherwise endangered brain cells.
Hurricane Katrina is the big headliner today. Woop tee doo. New Orleans, the world's biggest urinal and gathering point of degenerates, is in Katrina's path and its people are fleeing. Mother nature would be doing the city a big favor by sending it to Oz so that civilized people can start over. (http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/28/hurricane.katrina/index.html). If you have ever been to New Orleans, you know I am right on this one.
Cindy Sheehan and a bunch of crazies who have gone to Crawford to yell obscenities at her is another big story. (http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/08/27/crawford.rallies/index.html). I am bewildered why anyone cares about a bunch of military mothers who are yelling at each other about whether it was right to send their sons to death. These are women who sent their sons to war instead of to college and I am supposed to care what they have to say on anything. Go take a parenting class and then we'll talk. Even the people orchestrating this conflict weren't stupid enough to send their own children to war.
One more mind number. Suge Knight got shot in Miami. How original. Another shooting in the rap scene. (http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/08/28/vma.knight.shot.ap/index.html). Won't Suge just die already?
This is what America calls news. PATHETIC!
Here are some stories that the corporate media glanced over or ignored in favor of a bullet in Suge Knight's leg.
- Alan Greenspan gave a great speech on August 26 warning America about its increased trade protectionism. "This difficulty [in transitioning to high techonology] is most evident in the increased fear of job-skill obsolescence that has induced significant numbers of our population to resist the competitive pressures inherent in globalization from workers in the major newly emerging market economies. It is important that these understandable fears be addressed through education and training and not by restraining the competitive forces that are so essential to overall rising standards of living of the great majority of our population. A fear of the changes necessary for economic progress is all too evident in the current stymieing of international trade negotiations. Fear of change is also reflected in a hesitancy to face up to the difficult choices that will be required to resolve our looming fiscal problems."
- Israel is notorious for re-selling the technology it receives from the U.S. to regimes with which the U.S. does not contract and recently got in hot water for selling spare parts for attack drones to China. "U.S. sanctions involve limitations on the transfer of U.S. military technologies to Israel. These sanctions, which also involve Israeli industries that have not done business with China, have limited the ability of Israeli industries to do business with various U.S. industries. They have been a major blow to the Israel Air Force, since its access to the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter program has now been restricted. Israel, together with a number of Western countries that are to purchase the new jet fighter, had been invited to present its own technological and operational requirements before manufacturing of the plane begins in the next decade. "
- During a soccer game on Saturday funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the US-backed interim Haitian government (which overthrew a democratically-elected government), hooded police and men with machetes attacked people they called "bandits." They killed approximately 20 people. Exact numbers are unknown, however, because the police also took away the wounded who have not been seen since.
- An oil pipeine in Iraq was attacked. How much are we (yes, we the taxpayers) spending on "security" companies who are supposed to prevent this? Obviously too much.
- The Iraqi woman who the Bushes invited to be the poster child of Iraqi love for America's occupation, Safia Taleb Al-Souhail, has changed her mind. "When we came back from exile, we thought we were going to improve rights and the position of women. But look what has happened: we have lost all the gains we made over the past 30 years."
- China is a superpower and the U.S. is asleep at the wheel. Iraq has been a debacle, Venezuela is giving the U.S. the finger, the Iranians aren't scared and Africa is welcoming Chinese investment in greater amounts everyday.
Anyone with a semblance of a brain must be thankful each and everyday for the internet. Without it, we would be relegated to the trivial bullshit that CNN, Fox, ABC and NBC choose for us to hear about each day. America is already getting dumber (see my previous post "A City of Stupids") and the so-called journalists at the networks are only making it worse.