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But then again, in terms of bizarro concepts used by Elmer Gantryite types as prolefeed fodder, the acme thereof would have to be that insisting that God is preparing to Withdraw His Protective Hand From Our Dear Lovely Nation as Punishment for Straying From His Divinely-Ordained Will and Prophecy ... but what they're not telling you here is that God's Protective Hand is also The Invisible Hand of the Marketplace held deeply and dearly among the forces of conservative Zealotry and True Belief in ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe as one with Our National Character and Identity as a Sovereign Peculiar Among the Nations, the two mutually interconnected For Mutual Benefit.

(Especially their insistence upon said ekonomesie vryheid, &c., being Our Last and Only Hope for Our Dearest Nation in Indecision 2012.)

But there's a few more interesting items worth noting while I'm here:
  • For those of the "AmeriKKKa should be more like China" persuasion vis-a-vis socioeconomic recovery as is expected to be "people-centred," "born out of the Volk to serve the Volk" even, China Labor Watch hath some information as is rather horrible dictu when it comes to workplace conditions in eight Chinese factories that South Korean electronics giant Samsung contracts with on a supplier basis, including use of child labour in one such facility. That, and Dame Rumour suggesting where Samsung may be engaging in willful and deliberate patent infringements (such as were the subject of Apple's recent lawsuit in this respect against Samsung) to cover up such abuses of workers and related rights at their Chinese suppliers' factories.
  • As for Iran's supposed threat from a "nuclear weapons programme," sanctions against Tehran have driven down the value of the Iranian rial to such an extent that protests have gripped several major cities over the worthlessness of bank notes and emerging hyperflation, which the Revolutionary Guard has beaten back in a Luscious Glory of sadism sanctioned by the Holy Qur'an, or so the mullahs as comprise the Council of Experts (seen as holding the "real" power in Iran) are likely to believe.
  • The Elmer Gantryites are getting rather paranoid, and then some, over revelations in a new study from the Pew Research Centre as hath it that 1) Protestant Christians no longer hold the majority of AmeriKKKa's population (48% of Americans so surveyed, to be exact), and 2) one American in five can say they don't identify with a particular faith tradition, though they still believe in a Deity and pray every day.
  • Drunken, platitude-laden lectures as can only wind up causing emotional and psychological harm are no way, methinks, to promote a "people-centred" model of socioeconomic recovery such as the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan Presidential campaign is secretly wanting to push (though not openly acknowledging as much); you need to put words into action if such is to have any effect and viability.
  • So how would you say "In Sight, It Must be Right" in Arabic? I ask this because the venerable (founded 1934) Midwestern burger-and-shake joint, Steak 'n Shake, has signed an agreement to open some 40 locations across the United Arab Emirates in the next three years, its first overseas expansion since opening some locations in South Africa in the mid-1960's, eventually leaving in protest of the apartheid regime's excesses of depravity. (That slogan of theirs was rooted in founder Gus Belt's desire to show that only high-quality meats were used in its steakburgers by grinding up the contents of a whole barrel of various cuts of steak--porterhouse, T-bones, sirloins, the whole lot--in full view of customers, and then hand-forming them into patties. Now you know.)
  • And how do we know that "Honey Boo Boo" isn't actually some sort of distractive from the Vested Interests to keep Real America blind about the REAL issues as face Our Dear Lovely Nation, and which could be her unconscious undoing?
Meanwhile, at the Justin Bieber Mission School for Wayward Trolls....



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