Actual Terrorism

25 09 2016

Vatican City


Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday.


Francis, who has often strongly defended the rights of refugees and migrants, said journalism should not be used as a “weapon of destruction against persons and even entire peoples”.

“Neither should it foment fear before events like forced migration from war or from hunger,” he added.

Last year, the right-wing newspaper Libero headlined its story on the Paris attacks that killed about 130 people: “Islamic Bastards”.

Another right-wing newspaper, Il Giornale, headlined a story last year on the chaotic situation in Libya and the risk that militants might sneak into Italy with migrants: “ISIS is coming. Let’s arm ourselves”.

Noticing things is terrorism, but terrorism is just a tragic accident.

I can see that Francis has joined in the Goliath versus David struggle to speak power to truth.


That’s What Happens When You Don’t Have That Many

21 09 2016

Jefferson City


Notice in the caption, of the two people dancing, one lives where I currently live, and the other lives where I lived before that.  It’s as if the P-D is trolling me personally.

Quite a few people in a few towns in southwest Missouri might not be so sanguine about our state’s successful Hispanic integration.

Change of Fortunes, Along With Venue

20 09 2016

Montgomery City

Trial moving from Montgomery County to St. Louis City.  Since it’s the prosecutors in Montgomery County that will be handling the case, in spite of the venue change, they will still pursue the death penalty.  However, the chances of that happening have gone way down because the jury will be a St. Louis City one.

McDonalds Ain’t a Happy Place

19 09 2016

Columbus, Ohio

Bye bye Americans, hello H-1B.

Wonder when they’ll start using J-x visa holders to replace 365BellCurve.

One thing we do know:  These days are long gone:

Zero to Double Digits in Three Years

18 09 2016


AfD takes 13% in Berlin metropolitan elections.  It was non-existent the last time they held them, and both the lamestream center-right party (CDU, of Angela Merkel) and the center-left party (SPU), lose ground, though both finished ahead of AfD.

Because Berlin is thought to be a universal cosmopolitan city, that AfD wouldn’t do that well there, for the same reason UKIP was a non-entity in London.  That thought entered my mind, too.  And I could have just as easily forecasted that as I would have what actually happened.  Like a handful of Alt-Right political theorists have thought for a long time, there is a sleeping giant electoral constituency in major urban areas who despise the center-left, are uncomfortable with the center-right, and will show up if there’s some sort of a populist-nationalist credible option.  It’s the same reason why Trump cleaned up in Acela states.

Wicked Racial Profiling Trick

12 09 2016


Young children in Carthage learning second language

I stopped there.

Hispanic immigration. It will be mentioned somewhere in the body.

Missouri is not a big Hispanic immigration state, except for a slew of towns in southwest Missouri, west central Missouri and parts of Kansas City, they’re noticeable.

Why I’m #NRx

7 09 2016

Washington, D.C.


Colonel Sanders wants you to eat more fried chicken rather than the same or less, and he’s not going to let anything get in the way of that. Likewise, democracy wants more voters over time, not the same or fewer, and it isn’t going to let immigration laws or voter fraud laws get in the way.

Solution is simple.