Monthly Archives: August 2011

Norway: Why the Police Absence?

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Because they were busy training for an event with the exact magnitude and scope of the killings that took place on July 22, 2011.

Original Norwegian story here.

Translated version here.

For four days in advance, and also the same Friday that the attack was carried out, police trained on an ongoing terror campaign that was approximately equal to the situation that 22 police officers in the emergency squad confronted with at Utøya.

Aftenposten confirmed from key sources in the management of the Oslo police that exercise was terminated at 3PM that same Friday.

Why is it that the Norwegian police were training for an event that happened literally minutes after their training was complete?

This is an odd story and presents a bit of a mystery that I’m sure many people will start wondering about.

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Feeding Our Cars

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You know we’re at a crossroads in our future when more is spent to feed our cars than the people on this planet.

The Gazette shares this update recently and discloses that more corn is now used to create ethanol than to feed livestock.

Now, this might be because more livestock is being grass-fed (ie. naturally) as opposed to being stuffed with a product that they aren’t naturally supposed to eat, but the more realistic prospect is that we’ve pushed demand for hybrid fuels to stupid levels because of bad planning and design on behalf of our auto manufacturers.

This is the first time since the dawn of the use of domesticated animals that we’ve allowed this change to happen.

Which brings me back to a term that I created a while ago:  euthanol.  Definition:  the generation of a product that effectively starves most of the planet for the benefit of a select few.

The Solution to the Financial Crisis: Stop Killing People

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America’s imperial age is about to come crashing to an end.

In the last bit of budget bitchin’, neither Obama, the Repugnicans nor the Tea Partiers were able to see the truth staring down their noses:  America has to stop wasting money on military operations.

The US spends trillions per year and all of that expenditure was taken off the table during the latest round of budget talks.  No honest rationale was provided, but we all know that military expenditures form the core of America’s economy today.

Cutting back on those expenses would be like cutting off an arm or a leg.

But it’s going to have to happen.

If it doesn’t, America will collapse in a state of financial ruin that the world has yet to witness in its entire history.

Here’s a little reminder about why military spending will ruin America’s economic future.