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Marc's Musings

The Chaplain of the House of Representatives opened a session this week with a prayer to "cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber".

Now there's no one left to vote on legislation.

Perhaps the most insidious aspect of Microsoft's software-as-a-service model is that it giveth and it taketh away.

One day you wake up and discover that Microsoft decided you no longer needed a given feature.

Somebody must have contaminated Charles Mountbatten-Windsor's Wheaties (AKA Prince Charles) this week because he rescinded his reprieve from destruction.

“I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.”

In 2009, he doomed humanity by 2017, but in 2015 gifted another thirty-five years.

Should we listen to someone who has not worked a day in his life and whose rank and welfare proceed directly from centuries of oppression and subjugation?

Are the wires on the globigarchy's* marionettes starting to show? Perhaps, but few people are interested.

*portmanteau of "global oligarchy" (How often do you get to use the word portmanteau?)



Ten years after the government began guaranteeing student loans, an amendment was passed excluding student loans from discharge by bankruptcy (due to the record number of defaults).

Federally-guaranteed student loans are not about providing people access to education, they are about providing corporations access to government-guaranteed profits.

GM is in the process of laying off 15,000 North American workers while it expands production in South Korea and Mexico. Chalk up another victory for "Free Trade".

Aren't you glad you gave $51B to GM to succour them from bankruptcy?

Medievalism: The elites extract taxes from the peasants to pay to the government.

Capitalism: The government extracts taxes from the peasants to pay to the elites.

Of the twenty-three (23) protections provided by the Bill of Rights, thirteen (13) are Rights of the Accused.

Our entire criminal justice system is encapsulated in three amendments totalling 347 words.

Instruments in Tibet were impacted by a 500 TeV photon originating in the Crab Nebula, the most energetic photon ever recorded (The LHC in Geneva generates about 14 TeV).

National Security Advisor John Bolton has asked the Joint Chiefs to plan a retaliatory strike against the Crab Nebula as a warning sign to Iran. "And it had better not take 10,000 years!" he was overheard saying.

Apparently, it's Lampoon John Bolton Day.

Capitalism: Sink old ships in the ocean to avoid the cost of dismantling them.

Ecoism: Same thing, but call the ship a 'reef'.

A Denver council member has vowed to establish communism "by any means necessary".

Methinks she has rather missed the point of communism.

Nine reporters from so-called prestigious news organizations attended the recent Bilderberg soiree in Montreaux, representing the likes of NBC News, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg, and Financial Times.

The Bilderberg clutch operates under the Chatham House rule (paraphrased) "any one may disclose information from the meeting, but none may reveal the sources."

Following is a list of articles generated as a result of that meeting:

If you want your vote to count in the general election, convince your state to abandon the winner-take-all system and to cast electoral college votes for candidates proportional to their ballots in the state's popular vote.

Researchers at Yale University have learned how to predict changes in quantum states immediately before they occur.

In other words, they can predict whether Schrödinger's cat is alive or dead immediately before the box is opened.

The annual meeting of the world's elite Delta Bravos known as Bilderberg occurs this weekend in Switzerland.

While the THB (Tinfoil Hat Brigade) sees this as a shadow government junket, the apologists say this is just a howdoyoudo with no agenda or binding conclusions.

If I were to organize a meeting of 130 highly-paid executives travelling from all over the world with no agenda or defined outcome, I would be lucky to get a job at a drive-thru.

See also: U2D1922 / Bilderberger with a Side of Why?s

In the fight against expanding Nanny States, the people in Austria French-kissing cows for social media attention aren't helping.

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