In Honduras, an outright military coup took over the democratic government. Naturally, since the military coup conspirators are good buddies of the Pentagon, this sort of anti-democratic tyranny is A-OK. Also, as I predicted, Madoff was sentenced to 150 years of watching Judge Judy and Cops TV shows. And Iraqis go crazy with happiness, they think the US is now out of their hair but we are not, we never get out of anyone’s hair. Even if Iraqis go bald. Lots of very interesting news. Wish I could cover everything but can’t.
Oh my. Once again, the pesky people in our Banana Republics get underfoot and have to be suppressed. Naturally, they deserve to be killed just like US citizens should expect death if we dare throw rocks at cops. I will note that Obama isn’t rushing to the mike to denounce military coups. Nor are any Republicans making any squeaky noises:
Updated (below): U.S. not calling military-led takeover a “coup,” says Clinton
“There are riots, police are cracking down … heard shooting. There are some injured,” the photographer said.
Television images showed demonstrators throwing rocks at police, who responded with a wave of tear gas.
HAHAHA. Clinton is a witch. ‘This is NOT a coupe, it is a speedster,’ she hisses as she runs over the Honduran peasants in her flashy foreign car made in Germany. Whooee! Thanks for explaining how coups work, madame Lefarge! A coup is when a Muslim country has an election. Democracy is when a military strongman runs a country for our corporate masters who run America. Did anyone here think we have a democracy?
Well, the majority of Americans were for closing Gitmo and getting out of the wars. So Gitmo is open and the wars are expanding, of course. Democracy in action! As we see in the photos above, the good people of Honduras are as angry as the Iranian people. But since they are battling US puppet agents, since the CIA is behind this coup 100%, it is not a coup and therefore, even if some very cute, lovely young lady is shot dead, she will die anonymous since she is on the wrong side.
And here is US hypocrisy in full bloom. Note that US media won’t send an army of reporters there to breathlessly attack the military who are using the usual American-style suppression methods which usually are stuff like putting machine guns up and shooting everyone dead or throwing students out of helicopters, etc.
Leftist President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and transported to Costa Rica on Sunday morning after a growing controversy over a vote concerning term limits. Over the last week, Zelaya clashed with and eventually dismissed General Romeo Vasquez — who is now reportedly in charge of the armed forces that abducted the Honduran president.
According to the watchdog group School of Americas Watch, Gen. Vasquez trained at theWestern Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at least twice — in 1976 and 1984 — when it was still called School of Americas.
The Georgia-based U.S. military school is infamous for training over 60,000 Latin American soldiers, including infamous dictators, “death squad” leaders and others charged with torture and other human rights abuses. SOA Watch’s annual protest to shut down the Fort Benning training site draws thousands.
For years and years and years, patient US antiwar demonstrators have tried to close down the coup school. Democratic and Republican Presidents keep this open just like they are now keeping our hideous concentration camps open. Today, it is nearly impossible to demonstrate in front of the Western Hemisphere Institute of Coupology without endangering your life, even if you are very pretty and photogenic! No, even lovely lasses will be lashed to death, if they dare to try stopping say, traffic at the front gate.
Iraqis danced in the streets and set off fireworks Monday in impromptu celebrations of a pivotal moment in their nation’s troubled history: As of Tuesday, this is no longer America’s war.
Six years and three months after the March 2003 invasion, the United States will withdraw its remaining combat troops from Iraq’s cities and turn over security to Iraqi police and soldiers. While more than 130,000 U.S. troops remain in the country, patrols by heavily armed soldiers in hulking vehicles will largely disappear from Baghdad, Mosul and Iraq’s other urban centers.
“The Army of the U.S. is out of my country,” said Ibrahim Algurabi, 34, a dual U.S.-Iraqi citizen now living in Arizona who attended a concert of celebration in Baghdad’s Zawra Park. “People are ready for this change. There are a lot of opportunities to rebuild our country, to forget the past and think about the future.”
Oh, don’t they love us! Luckily for the Iraqi people we liberated, there is no ‘Eastern Hemisphere Institute of Coupology’ but actually, we do coups over there, too. Why have the Spanish-speaking half of the planet get these coups? We are so generous, we share them with everyone! By the way, the stupidity of the US government, running a coup on the very same month we bloviated about how evil the Iranian government is, imitating the US Supreme Court ruling of 2000 (don’t count the votes ruling, that is.) Here we are, sponsoring yet another coup.
You can bet, if the Iraqis vote the wrong way, we will do the same to them. We did this to Iran, in the past. Geeze, one thing seems to never change! Haunting, isn’t it? Thousands of US slave soldiers were shipped to Iraq to be blown up. They get to learn the lesson of Vietnam: no one gives a damn if this was futile. We will make black flags with some pithy slogan and wave these once we are totally defeated and China owns all the oil contracts.
About the volcanic eruption:
I noticed, now that the clouds have finally cleared after it rained here for 2 weeks, that the sky is again, covered by a fine, white veil of dust in the stratosphere. This dust comes down over time and it collects moisture so we are now enjoying a cool, week period here. Just in time for summer. It doesn’t take too many volcanos to change global warming into an ice age, by the way. Scientists think that volcanos did start the Ice Ages. It wouldn’t surprise me.
A prototype cow which burps less is being bred in a breakthrough that could reduce a big source of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.
The farm animals are responsible for nearly three-quarters of total methane emissions.
Most of the gas comes from bovine burps, which are 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.
Stephen Moore, a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada, is examining the genes responsible for methane produced from the animal’s four stomachs in order to breed more efficient, environmentally friendly cows.
Cows have been burping for eons. Once upon a time, vast, immense herds of burping, belching and farting cattle of various sorts ran around…during the Ice Ages. Maybe it would have been worse, if they weren’t there and we had no way to warm the planet? On the other hand, I don’t care how many cows belch, what about all the belching humans? Eh? How about outlawing beer? That will fix global warming! Outlaw farting, too. Outlaw politicians who give us nothing but hot air. Hey, they are the real cause! Leave the cows alone!
has always had its drawbacks as an alternative . What happens on cloudy days, or for that matter, during the night? How much does accumulated dust on the solar panels reduce their efficiency? And of course, who can protect isolated solar power collection stations from theft, vandalism or terrorism? Most of these questions will be rendered moot if the collection is lofted into earth orbit!
And finally, yes, we can use space based solar collectors. We can do many things, aside from eliminating humans who belch or burp or fart. We can save the planet by using these systems. It would be very interesting to see if this system can withstand solar flares. As usual, the sun gets to test our limits.