RANT: Bailout, Japanese style


THIRD WAY ECONOMICS: Told you so! Bailout in advance happens
Submitted by Gary Flomenhoft on Mon, 06/13/2011 – 9:41pm.

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Today the Japanese government has agreed to bail out TEPCO, the owner of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant to the tune of 10 Trillion yen for compensation to victims. I’ll save you the conversion, that’s 125 billion dollars. See: TEPCO bailout

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Regardless if it’s another country or not, it’s always wrong to “bailout” any big corporation.

Just as “too big to fail is to big to exist”, “screw ups shouldn’t get absolution”. And especially not with taxpayer money!

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FLASH: 2 US soldiers killed in southern Iraq


US military: 2 US soldiers killed in southern Iraq
Jun 14, 6:47 AM (ET)

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BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military says two American soldiers have been killed while conducting operations in southern Iraq.

Tuesday’s statement didn’t give details on the operations, saying only the two were killed Monday. They were not identified pending notification of next of kin.

The new deaths bring to 4,462 the number of American service members who have died in Iraq since the war began in 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

And it brings to eight the number of U.S. troops killed in June so far.

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What does it take to get “our” girls and boys out of “harm’s way”? Not that we have a clue as to a plan or a “strategic interest”!

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VETERANS: WASPS were trailblazers


Overdue Recognition for Woman AF Pilot

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WII Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) 1st Lt. Elaine Harmon didn’t join the military for recognition but she certainly earned it. Harmon was one of the 1,074 women pilots who flew non-combat missions in the U.S. in order to free their male counterparts for overseas combat missions.

She knew the WASPS were trailblazers. “It was a man’s world, but we were doing what was needed for the war effort,” Harmon said. “My mother was dead set against it.”

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I had the interesting experience of meeting a WASPS when I was a child. OK, a tween. But as most people, I was oblivious. I didn’t listen. Nor ask questions. And, no, I didn’t even take notes. I was OBLIVIOUS. Argh!

And, the way she minimized it, I didn’t think it was important. If a man was telling the story, you’d have thought he won the war single handedly.

That’s why I, a fat old white guy injineer, am a “feminist”. Woman need to be free to do what ever THEY think is important. And, while nothing is as fragile as a male ego, “we”, “We, The People”, need to allow them to do it.

Just like in WW2, we can’t afford the luxury of binding the hands of half our population. Just like we can’t afford racial discrimination!

Aside from the fact that such discrimination is immoral, it’s also ineffective and inefficient.

We need EVERYONE working towards the Common Good.

It’s just pure selfishness. I want everyone making life better for everyone.


Why do women allow such foolishness to go on?

Sure, they made their mistakes — giving women the right to vote brought us Prohibition and Organized Crime — but they fixed that one. They still haven’t fixed “war” yet, but men haven’t been doing so well on that one yet either.

We need their “contributions”!

(I’d expect women to hold Congressman Anthony Weiner accountable for the cover up, lying, and some disgusting pics. We’ll see!)

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