Environment Politics

Fukushima, the slowest, most catastrophic train wreck in the world.

On the morning of 12th March 2011, I reported for work on the Seismic exploration crew I was working on in S.E. Asia. At breakfast there was a lot of talk about a massive earthquake that had happened the previous day and was so strong that it had obliterated several seismic records we had made at the time. Considering that we were using explosives drilled into solid rock, that’s not

A couple of days ago I couldn’t even spell Precariat, now I am one

I learned a new word yesterday, ... Precariat, which Wiki defines as “In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare.” This class has been tagged as “The New Dangerous Class”, in the blog Working Class perspectives, which appeared in October 2014, just as the book entitled A
Don n Rupe
Finance Politics

A free market economy? Pull the middle one, its got bells on!

“We live in a free market”, “The markets decide our future”, “Let the market decide”, “It’s a free market economy”. Have you read anything along those lines recently? The chances are you have, but unless you are an economist or a person who follows these things closely, there is also a good chance that you really do believe we live in a Free Market Economy. Belief in “Free Markets” will
Trump being a dick
Finance Politics

More Awesome Trump Quotes

Donald Trump, the Euro American immigrant from German and Scottish ancestory is at it again. His eloquence and command of the English language knows no bounds as he stated "Listen you mother fucker, we're going to tax you 25 percent" (regarding exports to China). Perhaps someone should mention that his signature clothing line is manufactured in China so that the greedy prick can cut costs.