Monday, June 12, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Michael Bloomberg Had His Cathie Black

Donald Trump's education pick likely will be his "Cathie Black ."

Lots of people forget how Michael Bloomberg, who was Emperor of New York had to withdraw his pick to run the city's public schools, a know nothing named Cathie Black . Now another psycho New York Billionaire gets to experiment with the entire nation's school kids and probably couldn't care or know less.

Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I’d Dump Half Of NYC’s Teachers

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a jaw-dropping prescription for fixing city schools.
    “Professor” Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he would accomplish more with less by slashing the teaching staff in half— and that’s just the beginning, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
    He looked like he was from another planet when he dressed as a hippie for a political show, but the mayor’s blueprint for fixing city schools have some asking “what was he smoking?”

    So, you think your job is safe from technology? Think again.

    Guardian Thursday Feb. 9, 2017

    There's nothing that a border wall, tariffs or Orange Trump Politics can do to stop the tide.

    And so, when all is said and done, do human beings exist for the market economy or do we decide that human beings should live even if no one needs us to turn a dollar any longer ?

    Will life be a utopia for billions of us freed from work or will we be a herd to be culled? The logic of the market is for a tiny handful of people to own everything and for the rest of us life is to be at their whim or pleasure.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Getting old is a blip,Triple Chinned Donald Trump it's not for wusses.

    Donny boy, one way to deal with those extra chins would be to grow a beard like I did 

    I can't help you too much with your hair situation. I got blessed by good genes. But you were born rich. The first place I lived in was so rat infested my parents slept in shifts to keep me safe. So, it evens out in the end. 

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Six degrees of separation - why this blog?

    I've pinned a story about a fare I had a little while back to the top of this blog. It involved two people who live at 4319 Kepler Avenue in the Bronx. 

    I'm posting from time to time and promoting the posts on Google plus, twitter and Facebook. I will also promote it to some passengers and other taxi drivers.

    I'm wondering if it will filter back to my two Bronxites, and if it does hopefully they're going to respond.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Judaism, Zionism, Hypocrisy and Trump's Main Advisors.

    I made remarks that some would find offensive. Apparently a Facebook algorithm did:

    Call me a self hating Jew or even an antisemite. A religion, its ideas and practices can be criticized. In this case it should be criticized.

    Ivanka Trump wanted to marry Jared Kushner, a purportedly observant Orthodox Jew, and a billionaire heir of a real estate mogul and felon. Kushner and his family wouldn't have it unless Ivanka converted to Judaism. Her conversion experience was not ordinary. Orthodox Judaism accepts converts but doesn't really seek them. Normally the vetting and ongoing scrutiny are intense. Not so for Ivanka. And so, some longhairs in Israel aren't too warm towards Jared and Ivanka.
    Ivanka and Jared prayed at the gravesite of Lubavicher Grand Rabbi Menachem Schneerson. Ordinarily Jews don't pray to monuments and bones, they pray to God, but it does look like Schneerson long dead bones came through with the requested blessing. Schneerson broke with Haredi tradition and theology by embracing Zionism and bringing his followers with him. As a cadaver Schneerson is at the center of a fanatical cult that awaits his resurrection as The Messiah.

    Now, much of the above was not in my censored Facebook post. The following was:

    Jared and Ivanka got or purchased an excusal from observation of the Sabbath. This is highly unusual, as observing the Sabbath and "making it holy" is supposedly a central pillar of Judaism. Rabbis aren't priests, and Judaism is not Catholicism. Rabbis have no authority to excuse the defilement of the Sabbath. Observant Jews are permitted to omit Sabbath observances only in order to save a life and for that they don't need the permission of anyone.

    In my opinion Orthodox Talmudic Pharisaic Judaism is largely about finding ways to evade and get around religious commandments. Go into NYU Hospital and you'll find a "Sabbath elevator." This is an elevator that allows observant Jews to ride it on the Sabbath, although rabbis prohibit the pressing of an elevator button on the Sabbath. Several New York buildings are so blessed.

    Colin Powell made spending money as a "Shabbos Goy." He'd enter a Jewish household where he was expected and he'd find a few dollars left out on a table for him. His task was to do things like turn on or off a light switch or open a refrigerator door for the Jewish residents without being asked directly to do so. (To ask him directly to open a refrigerator door would be a sin. To say "I wish I could have a cold glass of juice" would be permissible.

    I find all this to be hypocritical and very unflattering, as is Judaism's adoption of the State of Israel as its main idol. Its no mystery to me that most Jews are no longer observant and in increasing numbers are turning away from Zionism.

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Brutal truth for America from Jack Ma, One Of Communist China's Self Made Billionaires.
    Words of wisdom for America from Jack Ma - a little too late though.


    Alibaba founder Jack Ma has a brutal theory of how America went wrong over the past 30 years

    "American international companies made millions and millions of dollars from globalisation," 

    (US soldiers during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar province in 2011.Pfc. Cameron Boyd / Wikimedia, CC) 

    "The other countries steal jobs from you guys — that is your strategy. You did not distribute the money in the proper way."
    Elsewhere during his talk, Ma said his favourite film was "Forrest Gump" because he saw something of Alibaba in Gump's shrimp boat. Ma quoted Gump as saying "Nobody makes money catching whales — people make money catching shrimps."
    "That's how we make money" at Alibaba, he said.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Dear Democratic Party Leaders. Try To Be Humble

    Dear Democratic Party:

    You really messed up and you'd do well to think about the disaster you have wrought. People who depend on Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare and Social Security are about to get seriously hurt. Quite a few are going to die.

    It's ridiculous to blame Russia for the Democrats' defeat.

    Did you know that Hillary Clinton did not campaign in Wisconsin?

    Do you remember that she promised to put coal miners out of work?

    Do you remember when she called working class people "basement dwellers"?

    People say that Podesta's email password was "password."

    FBI Director Comey pulled off a coup d'etat when he revived unsubstantiated criminal seeming accusations against Clinton. At the same time he was keeping quiet about the Trump/Russia document. Well, I have a question for Democrats: Did Vladimir Putin force you to put a Republican in charge of our secret police?

    Barack Obama came in on a real landslide in 2008. For a brief window of opportunity he had 2/3 of the Senate and an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives. He had a real mandate for change but what Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi did was compromise with the then powerless Republicans! Demoralized Democrats stayed home while vengeance seeking white racists turned out in 2010 to cement their Republican counterrevolution. They swept governorships and state legislatures and began redistricting. Now it will take a virtual revolution to push them out of power in Congress, even though more people vote for Democrats than vote for Republicans.

    No, Russia didn't put Trump in though they favored him. YOU put Trump in

    You were so near, yet so far. You blew it big time.