Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Globe Thanksgiving

One killed in shooting near Fenway Police say the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. near the bar Who’s On First, which is located on Yawkey Way.

Not a good way to begin the day, but at least the state is on the case.

Thankfully, Russia and Turkey aren't falling for the trap -- as the New York Times turns to WINEP for expert analysis (how about that board of advisors for the AIPAC in sheep's clothing?) -- but other pressures are being applied to goad Russia into war.

"French lawmakers vote to continue airstrikes in Syria; Brussels remains on high alert but schools reopen" by Elena Becatoros and Thomas Adamson Associated Press  November 26, 2015

PARIS — French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany’s chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.

Parliament’s upper house, the Senate, voted 325 to 0 with 21 abstentions to prolong France’s airstrikes in Syria beyond early January. The lower house had earlier voted 515 to 4 in favor.

French fighter jets joined the US-led coalition against Islamic State extremists in Iraq in 2014, and expanded their mission to Islamic State targets in Syria in September. President Francois Hollande cited threats against French interests stemming from Islamic State in Syria.

The vote came as Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed how to combat the group, which has spread its violence beyond Syria to Europe and North Africa.

Merkel indicated her country would do more in the international fight against Islamic State.

‘‘We know that this attack wasn’t just intended for the people of Paris, but for our whole way of life,’’ she said after laying a single white rose at the Place de la Republique, the Paris square that has become the focal point of tributes to victims.

Angeorge W. Merkel.

Germany, Merkel said, wasn’t just saddened by the attacks, ‘‘it also feels challenged to do everything to prevent such events from happening again.’’


Saying Farewell to the French False Flag Coverage
Fearful Friday 

That's tomorrow.

Hollande said it would ‘‘be a very good signal in the fight against terrorism’’ if Germany could do more against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Germany provides weapons and training for Kurds fighting against Islamic State in Iraq.

‘‘If the French president asks me to think about what more we can do, then it’s our task to think about that and we will act quickly,’’ Merkel said, adding that the Islamic State ‘‘can’t be convinced with words, it must be fought with military means.’’


In the Belgian capital, schools reopened despite the city remaining on the highest possible alert level. Police armed with automatic weapons stood guard outside schools, while Brussels’ subway system partially reopened, bringing a sense of relative normalcy back to the city....

Yes, the night life has returned in France.

In France, UN climate talks open in Paris Monday, with about 140 world leaders expected, including President Obama. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday that tight security would be imposed for the conference, with road traffic restrictions, border controls and additional police and troops deployed.

Cazeneuve said 120,000 police, gendarmes and soldiers were being deployed across France to ensure the country’s security.

Good Lord, it was all a crisis drill hoax leading up to this! 

If not, why should anyone feel safe?


Time to fly back for Thanksgiving:

"Logan Airport workers and their supporters are staging a 24-hour hunger strike to bring attention to the fight to raise wages and form a union at the airport, one of 14 airport-worker fasts taking place across the country this week. About 20 Boston airport workers and elected officials, including several state representatives and Boston District Councilor Timothy McCarthy of Hyde Park, will begin their strike, dubbed the “Fast for $15,” Tuesday afternoon at the Irish Famine Memorial near Downtown Crossing, according to 32BJ Service Employees International Union. Last week, airport workers around the country held a day of protests, and state Senator Sal DiDomenico filed a bill to raise the minimum wage for Logan aviation service workers to $15 an hour."

Must account for the delays, a "common scene across the country. According to an AP analysis, the creep in taxi times is attributed to a series of changes: Airlines say the longer taxi times are baked into schedules, so planes generally still arrive on time.‘‘It’s death by a thousand cuts, significant amounts of money,’’ that translates into hundreds of millions of dollars extra in operating costs so far this year, according to AP calculations."

They also lost your luggage?

Globe will drive you to where you need to be:

US highway traffic deaths on rise again

Just as millions of Americans prepare to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Renault van pollution higher than stated
Volkswagen faces another emissions inquiry
Volkswagen chief says emissions inquiry may take months
VW pulls back on projects amid costly emissions scandal
Tesla is recalling its entire Model S fleet
Fiat Chrysler told to spend an extra $1b to qualify for tax credits

Looks like a bottleneck ahead, so I'll try and find a parking spot and look, one just opened up! Good thing the airbag didn't deploy. 

As everyone begins to gather....

Fear of terrorists posing as migrants heightens urgency at border camps

‘‘There is a certain amount of bigotry and hatred associated with the message,’’ if you suggest such a thing here (trusting that man is a joke, and she said a bad word), and the whole thing is backfiring on them, Trumping them if you will, imho). 

Besides, they are being welcomed to the table in more ways than one:

"This year, Thanksgiving arrives amid a national debate over refugees. During the 1930s and 1940s, large majorities of Americans were against letting refugees from the Nazi tyranny come to the United States. 

And they wonder why I'm not in a good mood on the holiday?

When Gallup in 1939 asked whether 10,000 refugee children from Germany should be permitted to enter the country “to be taken care of in American homes,” two-thirds of the public said no. Some politicians, including FDR, warned that refugees from Germany might be Nazi agents in disguise. That wasn’t an anomaly. The current panic over Syrian refugees does not reflect our nation’s best instincts. Like earlier refugees stretching back to 1620, they are looking for peace, freedom, and a better life for their children. Our forebears found sanctuary here, and bequeathed to us so much for which we give thanks. Today’s vulnerable pilgrims — and tomorrow’s — offer us the chance to extend America’s humanitarian reputation, and thereby ensure that what is so admirable and humane in our tradition may be a source of blessings for many Thanksgivings to come."

Yeah, so how did that work out for the Native American population anyway -- in this age of politically-correct history and the whitewashing of the past, Globe?

I'll deal with the humanitarian reputation more below.

Refugees Who Fled ISIS Thankful on Most American of Holidays »

Who do you think stuffed 'em?

"Hundreds gather at Goodwill for Thanksgiving dinner" by Peter Schworm Globe Staff  November 25, 2015

The festive get-together drew dozens of volunteers and a host of political leaders, including Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Over a turkey dinner with all the fixings, many guests said they had looked forward to the event for weeks.

“It’s nice to spend time with people,” said Lorenne Sirena, 22, who lives in Roslindale and works at Marshalls.

Her friend Radasia Thomas Williams, 21, agreed. Plus, there was the food, from the mashed potatoes to the pumpkin pie.

Asked about her favorite, Williams grinned and said, “Everything!” and drew a high-five from Sirena.

Sirena said that Goodwill’s programs helped prepare her for jobs in the community and that she enjoys her work at the store. She even hopes to look for a second job, she said.

She has a job yet is eating at Goodwill and needs more work?

She planned to spend Thanksgiving with her family and acknowledged that it was pretty great to have two holiday meals. As though on cue, a generous slice of pumpkin pie was set before her.

Wow, when some people are not even getting one. That's AmeriKa!

The Goodwill meal was one of many Thanksgiving events to be held in the Boston area.

Oh, so they are "events" now. 

In other words, this article is a piece of propaganda feting the public relations photo-ops of leaders whose policies have contributed to the very problem they seek to salve.

On Thursday morning, the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter will prepare close to 2,500 holiday dinners, including 1,500 meals for Pine Street’s guests and tenants and another 1,000 for other Boston shelters and groups.

They are even passing out cookies!

The meals include 2,000 pounds of turkey, 1,100 pounds of mashed potatoes, 425 pounds of stuffing, and 70 gallons of gravy.

Pine Street’s outreach team will also deliver holiday meals to men and women on the streets. Pine Street serves more than 9,000 people each year, providing emergency shelter, permanent housing, and job training.

At Goodwill, the Rev. Gloria White-Hammond delivered a benediction, giving thanks for the love of family and friends and “the richness of this community.”

“We celebrate our differences here today,” she said.

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries serves more than 8,000 adults in its job training and career services programs, many of whom have barriers to employment.

“It's about connecting people to jobs, connecting people to opportunities,” Walsh said. “Goodwill is such an important part of our city, and I want to thank them for their partnership.”

Yup, it's all good in the nation's 3rd-ranking city regarding wealth inequality! Now go cut some more tax subsidies for real estate agents so they can develop the $eaport.

After the speeches, the band kicked back into gear with Roy Orbison’s classic “Oh, Pretty Woman,” and the crowd flowed onto the dance floor....

Yup, everybody is dancing and having a great time!


It really hits you in the heart, doesn't it?

Koch-backed Libre aims to boost GOP with Hispanics

Seated at the head table are the bankers, of course.

And look who gets to say grace.

"Survey shows many in US believe Islamic values at odds with their own" by Amber Phillips Washington Post  November 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Recent surveys show that Americans are more skeptical than ever of how Islam squares with their values and way of life — and yet very few Americans actually seem to interact with Muslims.

Those are findings from separate surveys from the Public Religion Research Institute and suggest that how Americans perceive Muslims is tied more to headlines than personal experiences.

In other words, it is the Jewi$h War Pre$$ that is polluting their minds!

The nonprofit released its annual American Values Survey, which found that Americans’ perceptions of Islam have turned ‘‘sharply negative over the past few years.’’

A majority of Americans (56 percent) surveyed say the values of Islam are at odds with American values and way of life -- an uptick in recent years.

What values and way of life are those? 

Waging aggressive mass-murdering wars built upon lies from government and their mouthpiece media while supporting murderous Israel? 

Creating, funding, and directing the very terror groups we are supposed to be fighting, guaranteeing endless wars for control and conquest? 

The wealth inequality inherent in the economic $y$tem? 

The tyranny of total surveillance and data collection of citizens? 

The endless fear that bleeds forth from self-serving government and its propaganda pre$$? 

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot

"President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise. The dispute has taken on added intensity this year because the White House has launched a final push to close the prison before Obama leaves office. In a statement, Obama said the bill ‘‘includes vital benefits for military personnel and their families, authorities to facilitate ongoing operations around the globe, and important reforms to the military retirement system’’ as well as other measures. He added, however, that he is ‘‘deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action toward closing the detention facility at Guantanamo.’’ Keeping the prison open, Obama said, ‘‘is not consistent with our interests as a nation and undermines our standing in the world.’’ Sizable opposition among Republicans and some Democrats has put the defense policy bill at the center of the debate over whether Obama would move some detainees from the detention center in Cuba to US facilities without congressional approval."

Did they mean torture?

As if this government had any standing with anybody in this world.

The institute's most recent survey was conducted in September and early October, before the Paris attacks and before GOP presidential candidates amped up their rhetoric when it comes to Islam and terrorism.

Ah! They can jigger the numbers some more and make us all bloodthirsty -- like right after 9/11! 

(I claim exception; I was one of the 7% who did want to go into Afghanistan, not because I knew 9/11 was false flag, but because of the nonviolent principles of Gandhi and MLK)

Robert Jones, the institute’s founder and CEO, pointed out in an interview that aired Sunday with public radio news magazine Interfaith Voices that Americans are basing those opinions largely on people they don’t interact with.

It's done all the time and they are called celebrities; Americans like the media image of the people they claim to like. If they knew the truth about the $cum elite cla$$ they would be disgusted by them all.

‘‘Muslims make up only about 1 percent of the US population,’’ he told host Maureen Fiedler, ‘‘and they’re also heavily concentrated in just a few cities around the country.’’

Muslim ghettos?

The geography of where US Muslims live could help explain why, when asked in an August 2011 survey, seven in 10 Americans said they have seldom or even never had a conversation with anyone who is Muslim in the past year.

I haven't and don't think I know any. If so, they are keeping it a secret from me.

Before 9/11 in fact, Jones said, most Americans hadn’t really thought much about Islam. 

Is that right? 

A New Pearl Harbor, huh?

That’s changed, of course. At first Americans gave Muslims what Jones called a kind of ‘‘grace period,’’ largely thanks to President George W. Bush emphatically declaring that America is not at war with Islam (a point Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton likes to make but a few Republican candidates have disagreed with).

Was that the way it was, because I don't remember that being the climate at all. 

But as the years in the war on terror dragged on, Americans’ perceptions have soured about a culture and religion from which they still remain largely separate.

It's all the 2% Zionist crap shoveled at us, and strangely, we are not too fond of that tribe, either.


Well, I'm Catholic so....

"Africa is by far the world’s poorest continent, and many Kenyans are touched that Francis plans to spend Friday morning in the Kangemi slum, a huge informal settlement of flimsy metal shacks, broken dreams and open sewage trickling across the ground." 

Thankful for not that if nothing else today.

Speaking of homelands:

"No credible terror plot against US, Obama says" Washington Post  November 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday there is ‘‘no specific and credible intelligence’’ to suggest that terrorists have any plans to strike the United States over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Of course, they "miss" it when they do and say they had no clue, so....

‘‘Americans should go about their usual Thanksgiving weekend activities, spending time with family and friends, and celebrating our blessings,’’ Obama said. ‘‘And while the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality of our age, we are both equipped to prevent attacks, and we are resilient in the face of those who would try to do us harm.’’

Translation: they don't want an event f***ing up the already dismal Chri$tma$ $ea$on.

Obama acknowledged the fear that the Paris attacks evoked in many Americans.

‘‘Given the shocking images, I know that Americans have been asking each other where — whether it’s safe here, whether it’s safe to fly or gather,’’ he said, referring to the series of strikes on Nov. 13 in Paris that killed 130 people. ‘‘I want the American people to know that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe.

‘‘So as Americans travel this weekend to be with their loved ones, I want them to know that our counterterrorism, intelligence, homeland security, and law enforcement professionals at every level are working overtime. They are continually monitoring threats at home and abroad. Their work has prevented attacks. Their work has saved lives.’’

Yes, Chancellor Sutler!


They have prevented attacks -- except in Paris before the climate change summit where they would have been protested.

"Obama sets climate agenda; Will meet with leaders of India, China at summit" by Steven Mufson Washington Post  November 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — ‘‘This is a chance for the world to take a big step forward’’ toward a ‘‘global solution’’ to climate change and to limit the threat to economic and national security, Paul Bodnar, senior director for energy and climate change at the National Security Council, said in a conference call with reporters.

President Obama said that terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 would not alter his plans to attend the summit. ‘‘What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,’’ he said Tuesday in a news conference with French President Fran├žois Hollande.

Hollande was smiling at the event. He knows its all a gag hoax for other purposes.

Unlike the last major climate summit, when the world’s leaders gathered in Copenhagen, the quest for an agreement has been ‘‘a hallmark of the president’s foreign policy and international engagement,’’ Ben Rhodes, deputy NSC adviser, said in the conference call Tuesday.

The last time they gathered in 2009 they froze their asses off, and now he is on another quest!

Obama will first meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. After addressing a plenum session and attending a luncheon held by Hollande, Obama will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government has been an obstacle to resolving issues in the final text.

On Tuesday, Obama will meet with the leaders of small island nations that are most in danger of being swept away by rising sea levels.

Told for years and they are still there.

After Obama returns to the United States, members of his administration, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy — will continue to press for a final agreement.... 

How they getting home? Fly, fly, fly? 

Thanks for pitching in, hypocrites!


Appetite has now been ruined, ruined I tell you!! He does it to me every time!

What is on the Globe's table:

"At this holiday feast, turkeys make an entrance, not an entree; Vegetarian groups are serving dinner to the turkeys" by Susan Svrluga Washington Post  November 26, 2015

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — For vegetarians and vegans, he said, the beloved American tradition is a tough one.

‘‘Our goal is to encourage people to recognize we can celebrate a holiday without having a dead body in the middle of the table,’’ said Gene Baur, the president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, which does advocacy work and shelters farm animals.

Go tell it to Goodwill.

In their eyes, it’s like gathering with family to celebrate and give thanks — with a dead dog as a centerpiece, he said. ‘‘We want to encourage people to consider a different kind of Thanksgiving celebration, where the animals are our friends, not our food.’’

Globe has a bone to pick with you then; Duke needs for soup stock (want the recipe?).

And so in San Francisco, in upstate New York, in the mountains north of Los Angeles, and in suburban Maryland this month, people are inviting turkeys as honored guests, spreading a cloth over a low table and baking them pies and stuffing and other treats.

For those who may see this as an absurd parody of animal rights — who wonder, perhaps, if money might be spent to help hungry children instead, say, or other causes — Baur says: ‘‘We speak to people wherever they are on their journeys. We’re trying to redefine our relationship with farm animals. We can live well without harming them. But we recognize that for many people, us putting out this vegan message can be . . . sometimes people react to that in defensive ways, and emotional ways.’’

But keep an open mind, he urges. After all, turkeys are easy to befriend....


Thankfully, no Palestinians were invited. See what happens when they are asked to carve a turkey. (Don't ask them to light a fire, either)

Related: Pigeons show promise

One bird is the same as the other, I guess.

"Officials to keep watch over stranding of turtles on Cape" by Sarah Roberts Globe Correspondent  November 25, 2015

Cape Cod’s sea turtle stranding season was relatively quiet until Tuesday, when a wave of 28 turtles washed ashore on beaches across the Cape’s outer arm, officials said. Now, biologists and volunteers are preparing to comb the frigid shoreline in the event that the animals continue to wash up over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Each year at the beginning of November, dozens of juvenile sea turtles become trapped in the arm of the Cape while trying to swim to the Gulf of Mexico for the winter. The turtles come to New England waters during the summer months to feed on crabs, according to Tony LaCasse, a spokesman for the New England Aquarium.

Unable to withstand the cold, the turtles begin to wash up on beaches in a lethargic state in November, some covered in up to two inches of stringy algae, he said. 

I've been led to believe the seas are boiling because that is where all the heat is hiding. WTF??

“Some of them appear almost dead,” LaCasse said, explaining that the resilient reptiles can be warmed back to life, even if their heart beats as slow at one beat per minute.

Since the beginning of the stranding season, 47 hypothermic turtles have been rescued from the chilly Cape beaches by volunteers with the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

After a slow start to the stranding season brought in only 19 turtles in November, Tuesday was a surprising rush of the 28 animals in a single day, said LaCasse.

Just after noon on Wednesday, nine more turtles were taken to the sea turtle hospital in Quincy for treatment by aquarium biologists.

“We’re actually well prepared for it,” LaCasse said. “It is nature, it’s hard to predict.”

Except for the certainty regarding global warming.


I suppose the turtle stew is better than this next item: 

"Tufts scientists make worms’ heads turn" Washington Post  November 26, 2015

You might think that it would take genetic engineering — or some Frankenstein-style cutting and pasting — to give a worm the head and brain of another species. You’d be wrong.

Scientists at Tufts tweaked the cellular signals of flatworms to accomplish just that, according to a study published Tuesday in International Journal of Molecular Sciences. The scientists, led by Tufts professor Michael Levin and student Maya Emmons-Bell, cut off the heads of some Girardia dorotocephala, worms known to regenerate with ease. Then they interrupted the electrical pathways that cells inside the worms use to communicate, enabling the new heads to grow into shapes sported by other worms. Brains followed, taking on the morphology of related worms instead of that seen in Girardia dorotocephala. It’s clear that genes aren’t everything. In humans, environmental factors can change the way the same genes are expressed. In flatworms, it seems, nongenomic changes can even be manipulated to change brain and body shape.


"Researchers are now experimenting with modifying the genes of chickens so they don’t transfer avian flu, for example. They also want to develop pigs and cattle that are resistant to foot and mouth disease, and goats that produce a higher level of a microbial protein that may help treat diarrhea in people. “We’re absolutely on the cusp of really making leaps and bounds,” said William Muir, a professor of genetics in the department of animal sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. “There’s a whole floodgate of things waiting in the wings.”

Good thing it's not people.

The scientists hope the research can help them learn how to fix birth defects, or even how to make lost body tissues regenerate.

Need I type it?

--more--" No thanks.

The plate I'm looking at after going through the Globe's buffet line (love the file photo from 12 years ago meant to convince you). At least there is frozen yogurt for desert.

Time to sit back, grab a pillow (isn't that bullying and a hate crime?), and see how my team does this week (used to go to the movies after the meal, but, you know).

"A nurse from Beverly allegedly told authorities she had one glass of wine during the New England Patriots game Monday night, but her blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit shortly after she hit a State Police trooper with her car, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Catherine E. Williams, 29, appeared before Wrentham District Court Judge Stephen Ostrach, who remarked she must have consumed a “large glass of wine” given that her blood alcohol level was .15. The legal limit for driving is .08. “Don’t drink,” Ostrach ordered Williams, after setting her bond at $1,000 surety. The Patriots played the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Monday night."

Easy to say in Hind's Sight, and soon Christmas and the New Year will be upon us. 

Until then, readers....

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Joke is On You

Related: Globe No Longer Funny

I guess that is why I haven't read a word and am unlikely to now, and speaking of hot air the Midwest deep freeze has arrived here with a vengeance. The cold outside is painful this morning. I hope they are prepared for a winter that is more than a month away. 

At least Chipotle rebounded and the Patriots won.

"In 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television."

That was yesterday, ha-ha, and now the police just kill them.

"In 1963, the body of President Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lit an ‘‘eternal flame’’ at the gravesite.

In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.

Last year...." 

I then looked to the Nation and see there are no protests for whitey, thus exposing that divisive and controlled agenda (thus all the pre$$). It's becoming clear it is about erasing history and destroying free speech, nothing more. Only the politically correct view may be uttered, and does anyone see the irony of wiping away the history they claim is behind their oppression? I know I'm right about that

At least there is always baby$itting:

"Evaluation ordered for Hamilton kidnapping suspect; Woman accused in case to have psychiatric test" by Peter Schworm and John R. Ellement Globe Staff  November 23, 2015

NEWBURYPORT — At Abigail Hanna’s arraignment her family looked on, concern etched on their faces, as she pleaded not guilty.

A Newburyport District Court clinician, Tammy Howe, said Hanna had a history of suicide attempts and memory lapses, said she did not appear to understand the allegations against her or even where she was. Hanna was suffering from auditory and visual hallucinations, expressed thoughts of suicide, and “has no rational ability to participate in her defense,” Howe said.

And she was taking care of kids? No one noticed?

Hanna’s lawyer, Susan McNeil, said her client was experiencing “serious and potentially life-threatening issues.”

“These issues have clearly impacted her overall mental health,” she said in a statement.

Prosecutors did not provide details about the allegations or provide potential motives. But in an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant for Hanna’s home, investigators provided new information about the abduction and how they came to arrest the young woman.

The toddler’s parents realized the girl was missing around 6:30 a.m. and called police a short time later after seeing the back door was partially open.

When police arrived, the couple mentioned that Hanna had once baby-sat for them before they fired her.

Police called Hanna, who said she was baby-sitting in Boxford. When the officer said he would meet her there, she said she was hesitant to give out the address. She later said her cellphone battery was running out and said she was actually baby-sitting in Topsfield or Ipswich.

When the call disconnected, police went to her home in Topsfield and arrived just as Hanna returned. Hanna told police she thought they were there to “kick her out of the house” and initially denied knowing the toddler’s family. When pressed, she said she baby-sat for them once and knew they kept their doors unlocked.

She is acting like someone who knew they did something wrong, right? She lied to the cops.

In a later interview, Hanna was “acting erratic” and told investigators she had anxiety issues, police said.

“She would cry and then immediately stop,” police wrote.

The implications of what she had done finally became clear to her.

When asked why she was dirty, police said, Hanna answered that she had been trying to catch a stray cat in the woods earlier that morning. Police asked her to unlock her cellphone, but she said she didn’t remember the password.

Later that day, Hanna left the home with her mother and her boyfriend and attempted to take several bags with her, police said. A tenant who lives with the Hanna family told police Hanna has a history of stealing things. Hanna had a miscarriage a month earlier, the woman said.

Poor girl, and now she has been victimized yet again.

The toddler’s disappearance sparked an intensive search, and State Police sent out a picture of the blonde child, smiling as she played in mud near a sprinkler. The child was found just as police were about to issue an Amber Alert, and Hanna was arrested the next day....

All's well that ends well.


Related: Nanny admits to taking $280,000 from Boston couple 

She won't be getting any Christmas gifts this year.

I already covered the world earlier this morning, and the “it’s a very strange atmosphere. It’s something that I’ve never experienced before. We feel as if we’re taken hostage by the security situation because we’ve had to change our habits, because everything’s closed. I can’t go do my shopping. I need to be careful when I leave the house. At the same time I feel like the security measures are adding to this climate of fear. On a psychological level, we’re going to have to start getting used to the idea of living with the army.”  

At least Mali made me laugh before they checked out of coverage.

I doubt the Argentinians are finding things funny, and in closing things out it's not going to be very pretty (if you can see what I'm talking about).

"US banks earned $40.4 billion in profits for the third quarter, a 5.1 percent increase from a year earlier, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday. Lower noninterest expenses were the main reason for the higher earnings in the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, the FDIC said in its quarterly report on industry performance. Reductions in costs tied to litigation outweighed weaknesses in operating revenue at large banks, the agency said. Loan portfolios grew and the quality of banks’ assets improved, FDIC chairman Martin Gruenberg (left) said in a statement. At the same time, “there are signs of growing interest-rate risk and credit risk that warrant attention” and “lending in higher-risk loan categories has been growing,” he said. Of the 6,270 firms reporting third-quarter results, 59 percent had year-over-year earnings growth, the FDIC said Tuesday. The proportion of banks that were unprofitable declined to 5 percent from 6.6 percent a year ago and was the lowest since 2005, according to the agency. The number of banks on the FDIC’s problem list — those deemed at greater risk of failing — declined to 203, the smallest number in nearly seven years and a sharp decline from the peak of 888 in 2011, the agency said. Only one lender failed in the quarter, the FDIC said."

Where is that bottle? 

" Inc. said Tuesday that it closed on a deal to buy land in Fall River for a 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center. “Construction on this new facility will begin in the coming weeks and the fulfillment center will join our package sortation center in Stoughton in helping to speed delivery times for our New England customers,” Braden Cox, director of US public policy for Amazon, told reporters Tuesday at Amazon’s Kendall Square office. Preconstruction activities, such as land clearing, are already taking place, Amazon said. The state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council voted in March to give Amazon $3.25 million in state tax breaks in return for the fulfillment center in Fall River and Freetown. The center, located in the SouthCoast Life Sciences and Technology Park, will create 500 permanent positions that Amazon promised in March will last a minimum of five years, and as many as 2,000 seasonal and part-time jobs, in return for the tax breaks. Of the $3.25 million in tax breaks, $1 million is a job creation credit, which the company is allowed to sell for cash. The remaining $2.25 million is a so-called enhanced expansion project credit. Unemployment in Fall River was at 7.8 percent in April, compared with 4.7 percent statewide."

I gue$$ they never learn.

Also see:

More jobs, lower gas prices mean rise in Thanksgiving travel

Expected rise, anyway (will help off$et the rise in the cost of the meal, $hhhh), and who would believe them anyway, what with the con$tantly changing narrative (a slight downward revision in consumer spending during the glorious recovery as the Goldman Sachs flack says “the US economy will reach full employment within the next 12 months — as the ‘tortoise recovery’ looks to be approaching the finishing line.” )? Are you “cash-rich and increasingly secure in [your] job?”  

Just believe what they say right now, right? Forget about what you were told for days and days. Just shake off the 

"Sinking consumer confidence as Americans worried about jobs — a surprise after strong job gains in October. Jeremy Zirin, at UBS Wealth Management Research, said there are reasons for consumers to feel good. Employers are hiring and Americans have more money because inflation and gas prices are low. There’s also evidence wages are increasing. ‘‘It’s hard to explain,’’ he said of the decline."

Yeah, lies always are, and and look on the po$itive side.

GameStop results miss estimates on weaker sales
Walmart starting Cyber Monday deals early 

I don't want to talk about it anymore; not really mi$$ing anything when this behemoth of a $y$tem is on $tatu$ quo autopilot while pu$hing forth a further agenda (I know that $ound$ contradictory, but it is not. Where do you think all the ill-gotten loot that is falling out of their pockets goes? They call it either $tart-up funding or nonprofit charity, but it a$$ures your place at the table (rest of the country excluded? C'mon!).

Globe No Longer Funny

Yes, the Joke is On Me:

Junk food may not be fueling obesity

Yeah, you can eat it every day and no problem.

I had intended to breakfast at McDonald’s this morning (the turnaround due to a higher average check, not more customers. Not a sign of a recovery like you have been told, folks); however, something else caught my eye:

Salmon breakthrough was driven by chance

Front and right corner today and I haven't even gone out yet. 

MGM in battle to halt proposal for Conn. casino The firm has hired former US attorney general Eric Holder to crush a plan to open a casino just across the state line.  

I was wondering what noble and honorable task he was going to take up after leaving the JU$TUS Department.

Republican groups plot to bring down Donald Trump Republican leaders are worried about long-lasting damage to the party’s image that Trump may cause.

I'm no fan of the guy, but who cares about voters, primaries, elections, the base, or whatever they want?  Just write-in Mitt, right? At least he ain't Bush (just a handsome front for the family is all). 

What might be more concerning to the Donald is the anger he is generating in Muslims, a key voting constituency here in AmeriKa and of the Zionist-owned Repuglican Party. I hope your security detail is trustworthy, Don. An assassination is the last thing I want to see regarding any president or candidate, and it is not beyond the realm of possibility given the current shove the war agenda is getting from Paris (meeting planned before the attacks, mind you, and what is with the smile from Hollande? He knows it's a crisis drill hoax!?). Would really put Americans in a fighting mood!

Thanksgiving now pits traditionalists vs. foodies Call it the War over Thanksgiving. Politics and religion are no longer the only stressors when gathering around the table.

What other narrative would you expect from a war-promoting paper and its reporters who have self-internalized those values?

Thankfully for me, there will be no gathering of family and friends  this year so I will be able to avoid the nostalgic remembrances of days past (that is what I remember most from former family gatherings: the bloodbath fights and people filled with rage at each other. Good times). I'll be going over today to get my pre-stuffed bird, Stovetop stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, canned corn, and a few other corporate fixings for my dream holiday tomorrow where I'll be here in my skivvies blogging all day with football on the TV.

Lauren Baker practices patience as she defines her role Baker is in search of her next chapter, but one has been thrust upon her: Being first lady of Massachusetts.

Did she ask why her husband is being such an a**hole (where are all the women and children?) accepting all of Obummer's war refugees with CIA terror assets sprinkled among them? 

And think about the irony of such an argument. The same mass-murders of women and children and those that created the refugees on the altar of fear regarding the terrorists now turn around and argue that anyone who fails to accept the mess of their making is somehow some overreactive irrational and are being inhumane and shameful  (how much that class costing taxpayers whose services are being cut?) if you oppose them and question their competence and efficiency in identifying the terrorists after years and years of citizens running off to Syria, and if they come back..... aaaaaaah!!) 

What a brilliant strategy. Frame the debate, get what you want in either and both cases, and be able to demonize all who oppose. 

I'm not looking forward to previewing the rest of the today's paper at this point, and the joke may now be on you. I may not be back to post anything today. I had intended to catch-up after missing yesterday due to events I could not control, but that is looking less and less appealing moving forward early this morning. I'll have to get back to you.

Turned out my feeling there was pretty darn accurate when I got down to the World section.

Turkey downs Russian fighter near Syrian border The tensions immediately took on Cold War overtones when Russia rejected Turkey’s claim that the plane had strayed into its airspace.

Well, my eyes bulged out of my head when I saw that, realizing it is an ACT of WAR on NATO's part. 

You combine that with the Crimea of a provocation the last few days (yup, war-promoting, mouthpiece media and pre$$ hasn't a clue who the saboteurs are, nope) and I can see there is no more time to catch up. Armageddon is here now. It has to be because the AmeriKan economy is coming apart at the seams (ignore the lies) and this government needs a distraction (as a back-up they now have controlled-opposition kids stirring up race divides on campus where there were none, which also may provide a pretense).

In bid to end strife, Kerry meets with Israelis, Palestinians

Now THAT is a JOKE, as is he!!

Errors cited in US airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital

That is ALSO a JOKE, and the story has now evolved that they missed what they were shooting for!! So after owning up to the war crime,with Obummer apologizing and all, it turns out it was just a mistake. Yup.

Attacks organizer planned more bombings, officials say

Yeah, they were gonna do the bu$ine$$ district but thought it would be better to put the fear of the left to good use and attack the progressive bank of Paris, you know, the ones who might want to end the war against ISIS, before getting killed (if they caught 'em couldn't they have gleaned more intelligence? Or does authority not want these guys talking?). Those damn terrorists, always missing the mark!

Belgium’s divisions hamper efforts to stem terrorist threat

All the more reason to keep the E.U. together after it was about to fall apart due to banker-imposed austerity. Strange how the "terrorists" helped that cause, too, huh? Cui bono? 

And why should they worry? Terrorists keep missing the target, probably because they are strung out on drugs.

Islamic militants kill 7 in Egypt hotel attack

That IS funny because it happened just as tens of thousands of troops and police officers were deployed.

Another Lavon Affair?

At least 12 dead in Tunis bus explosion

Of course, the climate conference is going ahead as planned!

Weather tied to 600,000 deaths over 2 decades


First of all, they have now way of knowing that. It's all speculation and what-ifs. It's pure propaganda. 

Look at it this way: they are so sure and can quantify that nebulous number, but they can't quantify the actual number of war dead over all that time, right? Numbers that run into the millions?

Now where is that salt shaker so I can grab a grain?

Maybe I should skip going to get a Globe today and just turn this computer off now. For the planet's sake.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday Globe Special: The Joke is On Me

Well, I see they fixed the problem (someone forget to press a key before they left at noon Friday?), and I'll pick up where I lighted:

In wake of Paris attacks, should we refocus inventive energies?


Stocks march higher, ending their best week of 2015

How are you going to build belief with all the mixed messages, huh?

Starting at the top then:

“Every single state is a potential victim of corporate extortion of jobs. In a perfect world that someday may exist, taxpayers won’t get leveraged like that.”  

The joke there is that it is the trade deals promoted by the federal government that has created the conditions for corporate extortion, and that is the model (so that is what Ben Bernanke is doing these days) the wars are meant to bring to the rest of the world -- cloaked as bestowing "freedom and democracy" upon the recipients, of course. 

The punch line there is Boeing -- a big defen$e contractor -- is getting $8.7 billion in tax loot to keep jobs in state -- and then shipping them out by the thousands anyway.

The Romney write-in campaign is no joke, and I think what we will see happen there is Mitt will be drafted. The fractious convention will yield no uniter, and Romney will have avoided the nettlesome primary process. Any criticism raised by Clinton during the general will be seen as old news of a candidate already vetted, a clean candidate, if you will. 

The punch line in the poll is that it is Bush left out if Romney is included, thus exposing the Romney campaign as a front for the Bush crime family -- as the public now finds the war on terror and not the looting economic $y$tem generating increasing inequality (is that ever a $lip of the tongue admi$$ion as to for whom the paper is written) the main issue regarding the campaign. 

Of course, Fiorina, Christie, and Huckabee weren't in on the joke and the candidates will still get grilled and be Vitted (Vitter began the election cycle nearly two years ago as the clear favorite and dwarfed the competition in fund-raising. But he was hit with repeated attacks for a 2007 prostitution scandal in which he apologized for a ‘‘serious sin’’ after he was linked through phone records to Washington’s ‘‘D.C. Madam.’’ He had trouble uniting Republicans after a blistering primary competition in which Vitter trashed two GOP rivals and received heavy criticism for his scorched-earth political style. And his campaign was accused of ethical improprieties after allegations it secretly recorded political opponents) before they are allowed to take office.

"Jeb Bush slammed Donald Trump for increasingly harsh American political rhetoric after the terror attacks in Paris. “You talk about internment. That’s just wrong,” Bush said Friday morning on CNBC. “It’s manipulating people’s angst and their fears. That’s not strength, that’s weakness. In fact, I find it abhorrent,” and would undoubtedly violate basic tenets of the US Constitution. 

What was it that his brother said (or didn't say?) about the Constitution, and what do you think Gitmo is, Jeb, a hotel?

The comments by some of today’s Republican Oval Office aspirants is a departure from the tone set by President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Bush repeatedly made clear that America was at war with terrorists and despots, not with Islam, a religion he called peaceful."

Yeah, George W. Bush never used angst and fear for political purposes, no sir. Just murdered millions over the lies he told to start wars.

Of course, thanks to Facebook, Google, and the rest, so there is ‘‘no need for Donald Trump or anyone else to start registering Muslims, it is it’s absolutely unnecessary for the U.S. government to build these lists, and the government likely already has a list of Muslims in the US,’’ so there is no reason for Jeb to call for more surveillance as he has, either.  

As for Trump:

"His standing in national polls has only solidified since recent militant attacks in Europe, particularly the Nov. 13 strikes on Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for those attacks. 

An unintended consequence of the false flag productions?

The upsurge in violence has put pressure on the candidates from outside government, primarily Trump and Ben Carson, who have little foreign policy or national security experience. Trump has pledged to be the toughest candidate toward people posing threats to the United States. On Sunday said he would back ways to track Muslims in the country and also bring back waterboarding on terrorism suspects." 

OMG, what an odious creature and want-to-be war criminal!

Now that I've brightened your mood with a few brief one-liners.... 

Powerful pill is called toxic fuel for fighters in Syrian war


What a laughable piece of pure propaganda (WaPo)! The ISIS terrorists are all on super speed and they never sleep! Yes, all these carefully coordinated attacks are being down by guys who are wired up on drugs -- and we all know what rationale, patient, brilliant decisions people like that make. Just look around at all the heroin addicts that commit silly crimes and get caught right away. 

Syria is being drawn into the drug war now because of ISIS, and most of the abuse of Captagon is in ally Saudi Arabia. When one combines that with the knowledge that ISIS was created and is funded and directed by western intelligence agencies and supplied with money and manpower by Saudi Arabia and Sunni oil sheikdoms, with Turkey being the conduit for weapons and supplies as well as the movement of mercenaries, this all becomes a laugh riot.

The punch line is the "hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria, some 30,000 barrels a day, along with one field in Iraq and it smuggles most abroad, mainly to Turkey" --meaning the U.S. and its allies were PROTECTING the ISIS OIL INDUSTRY until Russia got in there and started smashing it up!

Now about Europe:

Brussels on highest alert amid fears of terror attack

Meanwhile, "in France, normal life has gradually returned to the streets of Paris, even as the government of Belgium said sweeping security measures will be kept in place" and “the race is on between ISIS and Al Qaeda to see who can attack the West the best.”

OMG, it was a false flag crisis drill gone live! Life is returning to normal!

Related1,000 Police Search for Paris Terror Suspect »

Look normal to you?

Didn't they catch the terrorist?

"Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives in the former French colony, and many in France saw it as a new assault on their country’s interests a week after the Paris attacks."


"Al Qaeda in Africa link confirmed in Mali hotel attack. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an Algerian operative for Al Qaeda, has been reported killed at least twice in the past year, but US officials concede he is probably still at large

So when do they pull Jihadi John out of the grave?

The audio recording was released to the Al-Jazeera network and simultaneously to Al Akhbar, a jihadi website (Al-CIA-Duh also has a Twitter account) and since the SITE Intelligence Group confirmed the authenticity of the statement" it means this is all an old joke (Al-CIA-Duh is more merciful)-- brought to you by the New York Times, who also brought you this:

"The Radisson Blu Hotel served as a lifeline to the world, a gathering place for diplomats, contractors, and others doing business in Mali, one of the poorest countries on earth." 

Even with the hundreds of millions of dollars in international aid and a lot of gold and other precious minerals, and yet the place is being extolled for its democracy (that is what it is doing, all right; making a narrow slice rich at the expense of us all), and "there are close to 10,000 peacekeepers still in Mali, along with drones that hover over the region" as a peace conference scheduled by well-meaning globalists was being planned (thus the presence of the US and French special forces). 

A terrorist attack in the heart of a closely-guarded peace conference, wow. How could the terrorists know?

At least the "second gunman came into the kitchen and calmly took some meat from the fridge, grilled it, and ate it during a break in the killing." 

I'm smelling crisis security drill in preparation for peace conference being reported as real coming from that kitchen (of course, they would tell us if they cooked up some active-shooter drills, right? Brilliant propaganda move there; discredit those 'crazy' conspiracy theorists).

The citing of Kenya and Westgate (remember the fake blood from the guy who had alleged been shot in the chest separating from the back of his shirt as he was running away? A mall owned by Lowy, a guy who was involved in 9/11 and the WTC before, well, you know) pretty much confirms this aspect in my mind. They only cite generation-searing psyops, God help us all. 

Francis eschews his own safety to back the ‘three saints of Bangui’

It's a risky mission, going to the C.A.R. looking for more recruits, what with the sex scandal and all. 

(Among other things, the CAR is the world’s 12th largest diamond exporter, and its open-pit mines are renowned for the quality of their gems. Control of the mines is a major objective of all sides.)

And why there is endless chaos and war in the bush.

5 indicted in theft, leak of Vatican documents

I've closed that book.

Then there was this nonsense:

"Military reviews how it responded to Islamic State’s growth" by Matt Apuzzo, Mark Mazzetti and Michael S. Schmidt New York Times  November 21, 2015

OMG, the Pentagon lied about the wars! Is that really new? That has been happening since Gulf of Tonkin, in fact, the whole history of wars is lying to the people to serve power and profit. The NYT itself was one of the lead shovelers into Iraq, and here there is a "new" story on how, oh goodness, the military is lying about the wars. No kidding? 

The punch line is that there is an "insurrection inside Central Command is an important chapter in the story of how the United States responded to the growing threat from the Islamic State. Lawmakers originally said the Central Command investigation would be completed in weeks, but Pentagon investigators have found the work painstaking and it could span months."

Translation: they are going to bury another e-mail scandal amidst the struggle in the U.S. national security apparatus between the dual-national Zionist traitors that have infested the staffing ranks and those true soldiers and commanders who have taken the oath they swore seriously. Just scratching the surface there.

At least Obama is looking into it: 

“I don’t know what we’ll discover with respect to what was going on in CENTCOM,” Obama said. “What I do know is my expectation — which is the highest fidelity to facts, data, the truth.” Obama expressed confidence about the ultimate outcome of the military campaign, saying that destroying the Islamic State is a realistic goal. “It’s gonna get done, we will destroy this terrorist organization,’’ Obama vowed, urging Americans not to let the risk of terror cause them to compromise their values or change the way they live.’’

OMG, he sounds like George W. Bush after 9/11 (as if this talk out of both sides of his mouth liar has any relationship to the truth)! Just go shopping, folks!

Thirsting for more, aren't you?

"In Los Angeles, the city’s superrich have been able to keep multiple pools filled. Neighborhoods like Bel Air are verdant, as if the drought were happening somewhere else.  

It is!

None of the city’s top water hogs have been fined. Instead, they have been insulated from financial penalties: Because less-affluent residents of Los Angeles have conserved, the city is easily meeting its 16 percent mandated reduction and has had no need to force its wealthiest residents to pare back."

OMG! The HAARP-induced drought under globalist governor Jerry Brown has become a TAX SUBSIDY for the WEALTHY in an article that proves their is no longer a middle class in AmeriKa, not with the “part-time food service worker whose husband is disabled and not working and who supports them and their two children on an income of about $22,000 a year while washing clothes once a week and flushing every third time.”

The punch line is the agenda-push would lead to more state centralization and control, and that has been shown to fail.

"People fired up snow blowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped between a few inches and 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest, blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan."

What season? It's not even Thanksgiving yet, winter is still a month a way, and the Midwest is in a deep freeze. Sorry for the avalanche of inconvenient truths and rising level of bullish** regarding the i$$ue.

Transgender advocacy groups report increase in homicides

No dirty jokes here.

Missing Hamilton toddler found naked, bruised in Rowley

Like all horror stories, that one starts of sweetly:

"Abigail Hanna, 21, of Topsfield, is accused of breaking into the home of toddler Lyndon Albers, abducting the child, and beating her, police said. Hanna’s Facebook page shows a sunny young woman with a love of travel, crafting and poetry, and who announced her engagement on Nov. 5. Hanna did some babysitting in Connecticut, said the classmate, and there were never any problems. Hanna’s Pinterest account shows a board dedicated to babysitting, with arts and crafts projects for toddlers, suggestions on “positive things to say to kids,” and recipes for edible Play-Doh. The classmate said that Hanna grappled with depression and “body image” issues, but nothing that would foreshadow the events of Friday. Hanna’s Facebook page, which was authenticated by two people who know her, describes her as a counselor at Gordon College, a Christian school, and says she is studying English literature there. A spokesman for the school, however, said she spent less than a semester there in the fall of 2014. The high school classmate said Hanna loved to write, and her Facebook includes links to poems she composed for a teen-oriented website and magazine. Hanna’s fiance did not return requests for comment; his Facebook page was deleted on Saturday afternoon."

At least it has a happy ending so stop complaining.

Back to the laughs:

"It’s only a matter of time before they get casinos in their home state. “We won’t have any money by then,” joked Tom McNutt, 76, from Dunbarton, N.H., a retired optician. “There’s only so much free money floating around,” said McNutt. 

And we know which level it is at.

“He [Allen Hartford, 85, who had come to play high-roller slots with his son-in-law] promised me free lunch if he wins,” said McNutt, who came only to watch Hartford feed hundreds into the machines. At one point, Hartford was so far ahead McNutt was thinking lobster, but his luck turned. Pizza.)

I just reached a Tiverton Point and I fold. This guy he is with is throwing away all his money in the face of his family?

Castleton University’s mascot has been missing for a month

Not missing anything else there, and the fun continues the next day with problems in the model police force for the entire nation (just ignore the dead citizen, nothing to see there):

"Recent revelations about a botched police response to a 2014 domestic dispute that preceded a Hyde Park woman’s slaying has turned the spotlight on police officers who have amassed a substantial number of citizen complaints against them. The officer involved in that case, who failed to arrest the man later accused of murder, had nearly two dozen complaints filed against him over the course of a 28-year career. The disciplinary process in the Hyde Park case has taken more than six months. But a Globe review of Boston police records reveals that the officer’s record and the time it has taken to mete out punishment are not an anomaly. One dozen officers have faced 20 or more complaints over the past 20 years; internal affairs investigations can languish for years. “Everybody has a right to due process, and we have to cross our Ts and do it all right,” Police Commissioner William B. Evans said. “It’s not as easy a process as people think it is.” 

Excuses, excuses!

Overall, complaints against Boston police officers were down last year. Use-of-force complaints are at a more-than-two-decade low. Now, most complaints allege disrespectful treatment. The decline in use-of-force complaints means the department is moving in the right direction, policing experts say, but the disrespectful treatment allegations should be cause for concern."

Just wondering why it is the above-the-fold lead then?

In comparison, I suppose they are better than Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Chicago. 

Looks like the Argentinians had a fast one pulled on them in the form of a rigged runoff that will "subject this nation of 41 million people to the market-driven policies of the 1990s, a period of deregulation that many Argentines believe set the stage for the financial meltdown of 2001-2002" along with much more including lifting "unpopular controls on the buying of U.S. dollars." 

At least they are not alone

"It had the potential to be a breakthrough, but the Gardner heist video brings in tips, but no solid leads" and you guys look like you are getting tone deaf to the FBI gambits put out by the mouthpiece media.  I

It's almost as if they are mocking you: 

"‘‘Mockingjay — Part 2,’’ the final ‘‘Hunger Games’’ film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. For most films this would be a coup, but the series had its own records to beat, and this sets a new low for the four-film franchise. The series starring Jennifer Lawrence kicked off with a bang in March 2012 with a massive $152.5 million weekend — one of the highest openings of all time. ‘‘Catching Fire,’’ next in the franchise, one-upped that with a $158.1 million debut in November 2013. ‘‘Mockingjay — Part 1’’ opened on this weekend last year to $121.9 million, considered at the time an expected dip, while fans awaited the final installment, which, if it mimicked ‘‘Twilight’’ or ‘‘Harry Potter,’’ would have snared the second highest (if not highest) opening in the series. Lionsgate, however, is not disappointed. ‘‘It’s a great accomplishment. The overall franchise has grossed over $2 billion worldwide and counting,’’ said David Spitz, co-president of theatrical distribution for Lionsgate. ‘‘It’s a pretty phenomenal result.’’

Given the rising costs and promotions of things, the drop in box office heralds an even bigger drop in attendance. 

And speaking of disappointments:

The locally made film “Spotlight,” which follows The Boston Globe’s investigation of the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, earned $3.6 million in its first weekend in wide release. It came in eighth at the box office, just behind “The Martian.” 

OMG! They finished behind "The Martian," and that has been out for weeks and made a measly $3.6 million after the weeks worth of advertisements all over television?!

Must be the lies

I wonder how much tax loot the citizens of Massachusetts had to fork over for that flop!

Who wants to see a movie about that anyway??

With this weekend down 11 percent from last year, it remains to be seen whether 2015 will indeed be a record-breaking $11 billion year as many predicted at the outset. 

They are as delusional as government and economists believing their own $cripts!

While the box office is up 4.2 percent, the year to beat is 2013 and this year is tracking less than 1 percent ahead of that. 

What is with the MIXED MESSAGES!

‘We’re in the home stretch,’’ said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for Rentrak. ‘‘But remember, we have a little secret weapon in ‘Star Wars.’ ’’ 

Yeah, Star Wars will save the whole year (though not with any help from me. I'm not going to see it, and I'm a big fan)

Estimated ticket sales are for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak."

RelatedEnd Credits  

It's been a bad year at the box office?

Speaking of movies....

"In 1963, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Governor John B. Connally, in the same open car as Kennedy, was seriously wounded; suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested."

That is the longest joke running, that Oswald shot the president. Forget the scenery and everything else, just know this: the scope on the rifle was defective, meaning the bullet wasn't going where he was looking. The odds are astronomical that he could blow up Kennedy's head, worse than shooting in the dark.

What is funny is they didn't even didn't cancel football that weekend.

Anyway, here is wishing you a Good and Healthy Life this holiday season:

Is it safe to eat apples picked off city trees?; Urban canners and college researchers are testing city-grown fruit to see if it is safe

Why wouldn't they be?

New superbug in China threatens to defeat last-resort antibiotics

Has something to with pigs, and one can only wonder what will be the next horror to be unleashed upon us.

Junk food may not be fueling obesity

I saved the BEST JOKE FOR LAST (first cholesterol and now this; and you wonder why I no longer believe a word coming from the corporate pre$$?), and while it might be your favorite, I would avoid Chipotle for a while. If you have made it this far I guess the joke is also on you.

Well, have a Super Thanksgiving, readers!! You've been a wonderful audience these last ten years. Thank you!