Not much needs to be said here. From the 9/11 Commission Report, the planning at our highest levels of government to deal with the phantom menace: “You know, it would scare the shit out of al-Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters into the middle of their camp”
The war machine has a cost. Aside from human blood and dignity, that is. Of course, this is napkin math at it’s finest. A place to start your thoughts, none the less. Add in the cost of our military presence in the Middle East and the true, fully costed price for Saudi crude is a staggering $219/barrel! We are literally spending $100 billion extra to buy $60 billion worth of oil a year.
Lots of claims have been made about the “real” unemployment figures, using pre-1980 methods, and so on. Here is another one. Using the method of measuring unemployment used during the Great Depression and reproduced by www.shadowstats.com, the real unemployment rate is a depression-like 22.5%. The peak unemployment rate during the Great Depression was 25%.
They don’t make ‘em like Dock Ellis anymore. During a stint playing in the minor leagues of Alabama, he confronted catcalling racists often. When one cracker shouted epithets, Ellis abandoned his position and climbed into the stands. To the horror of all surrounding rednecks, Dock cozied up next to them and pretended to watch the game. “What happened to all those niggers up here? All those niggers calling me a nigger?”