As tensions increase with North Korea, one can’t help but wonder what is up with the women in Kim Jong-un’s military strutting around in 4 inch heels: Is it just me or do these women look like Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls? It seems I’m not the only one wondering about this photo, Maureen O’Connor at NY Mag said: Among the many mysteries associated with North Korea’s military, “Why are they wearing high heels?” is perhaps the least important of all. But it’s still so mysterious: How much time do these women spend marching in heels? Do they have special techniques for dealing with blisters? Are their platform heels standard-issue? (The woman in the middle appears to be wearing a different … Continue reading
We were LIED to. We continue to be LIED to, and CBS and MSNBC (and lord knows who else) continue to feed us a cropped video intended to manipulate and distort our view of reality … Continue reading
There is something fundamentally skewed that we want to “spread democracy” through bloodshed, but refuse to accept its practice if we do not agree with the will of their people. Continue reading
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of the Honorable John F. Kerry, to be United States Secretary of State. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will preside. With terrorism heating up in Algeria and the U.S. and Europe agreeing “to provide new support for the fight against al Qaeda-backed rebels in Mali,” it will be interesting to see what Kerry as Secretary of State will bring to the table on the issue of terrorism.
Growing up in the city of Detroit gun violence was a way of life. Watching the 11 o’clock news was a daily report of what happens when people use guns to fight over drug trafficking territory, domestic issues, and other senseless acts. In my life I have lost three friends to gun violence, one used his father’s gun to kill himself and the other two were killed by their girlfriend’s jealous ex-boyfriend. Living in an environment such as this, I have never understood the fascination with guns. My father, who works for our church’s private security force, has a permit to carry a fire arm. He would talk about going to the gun range but he never wanted me to … Continue reading
December 21 marks the end of the Mayan calendar and the doomsday-mongers are ramping up for the end of the world: Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them. Of course how this mythical Armageddon will occur “remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar … Continue reading
I find it amazing that not four weeks ago the Republican Party was trying their best to convince the American people that Mitt Romney was the next great president of the United States. The Republicans even compared Romney to their patron saint, President Ronald Reagan. Republican pundits and political leaders gave great speeches about how Romney’s business experience would lead us out of debt and create jobs, jobs, and more jobs for everyone! The Republicans explained away the debacle of Romney’s comment about the 47% by insisting he was misunderstood, and those comments were being taken out of context by a liberal media. Ironically, days after the election was over Mitt Romney decided to put his foot in his mouth … Continue reading
Fires, manufacturing, Bangladesh, outsourcing, Walmart, sweatshops, by WALTER BRASCH Imitating Sgt. Schultz of “Hogan’s Heroes,” Walmart executives claimed they knew nothing—NOTHING—about working conditions in a garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 workers died and more than 150 were injured in a fire. Tazreen Fashions made Walmart’s Faded Glory brand clothes, as well as clothes for Sears and other dozens of other major retailers. Walmart officials told the news media they had previously terminated Tazreen as a direct supplier because of concerns about fire hazards, but that another supplier had subcontracted the work to Tazreen. Walmart refused to identify the supplier. In an official statement, Walmart said that the fire was “extremely troubling to us, and we will … Continue reading