Hypocrites, Politics

Arab States Switch From Buying Off Hillary to Buying Off Ivanka

I miss the good old days when only Hillary was selling influence to these scumbags.  Now Ivanka is too.

The World Bank plans to announce Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million collectively toward a fund for women who own or want to start businesses, according to people familiar with the announcement.

Source: Arab States Pledge $100M To Ivanka’s Foundation – Joe.My.God.

Economics

BOA Wants More Mortgages Given To People Who Can’t Afford Them

How insane is this?  You would’ve thought they would’ve learned from the 2009 meltdown that giving mortgages to people who probably can’t afford them is a bad idea.  Nope.  They want to do more, and undoubtedly when it fails they will definitely be seeking more government bailouts.

“So our goal, going back to regulatory reform, is should you move the down payment requirement from 20% to 10%?”

Source: Mortgage Crisis 2.0: BofA CEO Wants To Slash Down Payments To Help Poor Millennials | Zero Hedge

Aca-dumb-ia, Social Justice

“Respected Peer-Reviewed Journal” Falls For Ridiculous Hoax.

Whenever anyone points out being in a “peer-reviewed journal” as an indicator of an author’s veracity, just remember this story.

A piece on the “conceptual penis” published in the journal Cogent Social Sciences, self described as “a multidisciplinary open access journal offering high quality peer review across the social sciences: from law to sociology, politics to geography, and sport to communication studies. Connect your research with a global audience for maximum readership and impact.”

Source: A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on “the conceptual penis” gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” social science journal « Why Evolution Is True

Economics

Georgia Supreme Court Tosses Taxi Monopoly Suit; Medallion Holders Whine

Short version: Cab owners got pissed because of Uber and Lyft doing what they did but without the government protected monopoly part.  They pushed a case all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court where they were basically told to pound sand.  Full story at the link below.

Source: Taxi Companies Asked Georgia for a Bailout and Got Laughed Out of Court – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Politics

Chelsea Manning Showed Us the Consequences of War, and We Threw Her in Prison – Reason.com

I agree with Ron Paul.

“While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars. It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.”

Source: Chelsea Manning Showed Us the Consequences of War, and We Threw Her in Prison – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Trump, Warfare State

Trump Wants Arab NATO, Big Saudi Arms Sale

What could go wrong?  I mean it’s not like our enemies have used our weapons against us in the past or anything.

When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out his vision for a new regional security architecture White House officials call an “Arab NATO,” to guide the fight against terrorism and push back against Iran. As a cornerstone of the plan, Trump will also announce one of the largest arms-sales deals in history.Behind the scenes, the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have been conducting extensive negotiations, led by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The discussions began shortly after the presidential election, when Mohammed, known in Washington as “MBS,” sent a delegation to meet with Kushner and other Trump officials at Trump Tower.

Source: Trump to unveil plans for an ‘Arab NATO’ in Saudi Arabia – The Washington Post

Terrorism

Puerto Rican Terrorist To Lead Parade in NYC

No doubt most of these people will talk about the “death and devastation” caused by Donald Trump with casual ease.

Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican nationalist who spent more than three decades behind bars for his role in a violent struggle for independence from the U.S., will be celebrated as a hero upon his early release Wednesday and honored next month in New York City’s massive Puerto Rican Day parade.

Source: Terrorist or hero? Puerto Rican nationalist to be freed – – att.net