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17h21 UTC; MONDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2014: For starters, I feel it best to explain where, in regards to the leading images (and what they may link to), I would encourage you, dear and gentle reader, to discover for yourself without any serious prompting--or teasing, for that matter. Hopefully, such will turn out to be rather helpful and yet productive in the end.

So much for Christian Right majordomo (and former Arkansas Governor) Mike Huckabee
calling on "REAL AmeriKKKa" to "vote the Bible" all the more in Indecision 2014 For Thy Dear and Lovely Land: I have to wonder if "voting the Bible" is also one with voting for ons styl ekonomesie vryheid such as is really anything but (as in condoning cartel behaviour and worse, disguised by euphemistic dogwhsitles about such being an "organic, spontaneous, people-centrist" model supposedly "born out of the Volk to serve the Volk" when it's unlikely to be anything remotely resembling such).

Memo to our "AmeriKKka Should Be More Like China" friends: The Chinese city of Chongqing, in the interest of easing traffic congestion caused by such talking or texting on mobile phones on the go (as well as "public safety," inevitably), has launched a section of public sidewalk reserved exclusively for mobile phone users ... which, in itself, has become something of a tourist distraction in and of its own right (even with the warnings that users of that section do so at their own risk).

Staying with the delusion of AmeriKKKa "needing to be more like China" comes this item from BBC Monitoring's roundup of Chinese media channels:
Meanwhile, some papers urge the US to "back Syria" in order to eliminate the Islamic State (IS).

IS, also often referred to as ISIL or ISIS, has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria in recent months, declaring the land it controls a "caliphate".

An article in the China Daily points out the importance of the Syrian government in the US-led fight against the militant group.

"The US military strategy is not likely to eliminate the IS as Mr Obama has claimed. The strategy has a fatal strategic flaw because the US is still insisting on targeting the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, who is the only regional leader willing and able to take on the Islamic militants with full military force," it says.

The commentary suggests Washington "acknowledge the legitimacy of the Assad government and accept it as a partner in the fight against the Islamic extremists".
In essence, playing the "enemy-of-my-enemy" card while Christian Right prolefeeders claim IS may be attempting sneak attacks upon Thy Dear and Lovely Land via the Mexican border (any "evidence" to that end probably being Protocols of Zion-stylee forgeries serving "Christian" Islamophobia whose aim is to recast Thy Dear and Lovely Land along the model of apartheid South Africa in her Luscious Glory of arrogance excused as "God's Own Country" being perfected).

Meanwhile, IS' revenue cometh from clandestine off-market crude-oil sales from areas they consider to be The Caliphate (earning an estimated US$3 million/day), extortion (as in demands for ransoms vis-a-vis Western hostages IS is supposedly holding) and plundering of Iraqi antiquities which can be sold on the Turkish antiques black market for huge markups.

Why Indecision 2014 matters all the more on the state level especially: With "Tea Party" ideology and articles of faith insisting that artifically-low taxes on The 1 Percent will stimulate spontaneous private-sector jobs creation as will, in its turn, "trickle down" to the masses (especially the heretofore "government-dependent")--and same not showing anything in the spending or taxation department, more often than not resorting to offshore "pure trusts" in the interest of "wealth preservation"--Standard & Poor's, the leading credit-rating service for government bodies and related entities, hath it that with the tax burden being shifted all the more to the "Non-Produicer" classes at the expense of the so-called "Producer" such, such translates into lower real tax revenue going to state treasuries from the 1 Percent, be it sales, property or income such.

In its turn leaving the states with a dilemma between having to cut essential services and/or leave roads and infrastructure to pot (as in deferred maintenance) and having to increase taxes. As we all know, tax cuts on the "Producer" classes have failed repeatedly to generate stateside jobs paying good money for the "Non-Producers", sending said jobs offshore "for tax reasons" more often than not (especially where mininum-wage laws and/or job-safety regulations are a joke), thereby putting paid to such articles of faith.

Yet such still persist in the "Tea Party" agenda and in their prolefeed enablers, as if thinking there would be that One Magic Breakthrough that would prove such actually was possible (as if insisting that ons styl ekonomesie vryheid was "Christian" wasn't awful enow).

So till next time, folks: "73"
(Which, incidentally, was railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "goodbye.")


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