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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Does A Mexican Trip And Invitation To Moscow Make A Difference Surrounded By Handlers, ALL THE TIME?

  Heads of state follow protocol by meeting on neutral ground or exchanging home bases. Retinues transport and place leaders where safest for pictures at some particular time. Could Hawaii have loosened up Presidents Putin and Obama? Then next time take in the Black Sea if the muscle and might of Moscow weren’t so important to please. Point being, travel, even for work, is usually a form of vacation. Why else have this pretext of exotic summit locations lending issues a level of (self-)importance? How necessary is this expensive carting around of such flamboyant roadshows other than to stimulate local economies? Oops, never mind, maybe they could tour the world’s ghettos? Or how about their having a TED TALK to iron things out in front of a crowd rather than just threading together agreements practically walked away from while being signed?
  So, Putin and Obama travelled and saw the G20 Summit‘s sights and everything is hunky-dory now that Reuters reported agreement on Monday that violence in Syria must end while offering no new solutions or sign of a healed rift over tougher sanctions against Syria. Ba dump bump. President Assad’s jam was noted here Jun 1, 2012
  While professor of government and politics at George Mason University, Mark N. Katz wrote the following on Tuesday for CNN. "Moscow doesn’t see itself as willfully and wrongly defying 'the broad international community.' They genuinely believe America and its Western allies are pursuing misguided policies toward Syria and Iran. For Obama to think he can get Moscow to adopt the American approach without compensation is simply an insult to Putin. If it wants Russia’s cooperation on Syria and Iran, it is going to have to make significant concessions to Moscow on other issues. Washington must now decide whether the cooperation it wants from Russia is really worth that. The Obama administration needs to understand America cannot have its borscht and eat it, too." – Mr. Katz’s CNN essay also includes the concessions President Putin might need to do the right thing as far as Assad is concerned.
  So with the public excluded, the Press was reduced to commentary on the two pitchers, Putin and Obama, and how they looked and what that meant for the game. Except there’s no reason for leaders to tell anyone anything and they’re never alone. There’s probably a table vote for this week’s designated loud mouth to reveal tidbits to the public(s) as inevitably politics is a circus performance and Press this time upset the acrobats didn’t jump higher. Even though Obama told reporters afterwards, “We agreed that we need to see a cessation of the violence, that a political process has to be created to prevent civil war.” Plus President Putin said, “From my point of view, we have found many common points on this issue,” adding they’d continue discussions.
  Diplomatic. However reporters cited attitude, pointing out U.S. and Russian officials described the meeting as positive and business-like while both leaders were seen as cool and detached. A personal dynamic that sharply contrasted chummy Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush. Journalists entering the cramped hotel ballroom, saw neither smile while leaning toward each other in discussion. Then remaining seated, President Obama initiated a handshake for the cameras. It was reported Obama sometimes gestured while Putin sat stiff through the joint appearance, and both glumly watched reporters leave and made no move to re-engage with each other.
  The Press is kidding too, right? Thinking this confrontation should be more like J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon establishing a humbling rapport before Congress? Why would Obama and Putin not display tension over what probably can’t be reconciled to everyone’s satisfaction? For them to portray anything beyond grim is just putting a face on things, don’t you think? But sometimes its hard to tell. Wouldn’t it be great if all that mattered to have a fantastically happy day was All The Presidents Smiled?
  USA TODAY covered a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting that symbolically, if not in fact, repeated an at least year-old mantra: In order to stop the bloodshed in Syria, we call for an immediate cessation of all violence and express full support for the efforts of UN/League of Arab States Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan, including moving forward on political transition to a democratic, pluralistic political system that would be implemented by the Syrians themselves in the framework of Syria’s sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity. We are united in the belief that the Syrian people should have the opportunity to independently and democratically choose their own future.
  Uh huh. Who’s cleaning the mess up if not the suit taking credit?
  Smile, everyone’s watching. Politicians?
  Yeah, I’ve never seen two men colder toward each other my entire life.

While this masterpiece was faked.
  This was a presumably valid, MSNBC, American television discourse on the presidents’ meeting.
  First you try and try and try again …
September 29 - October 11, 2016
Does A Mexican Trip And Invitation To Moscow Make A Difference Surrounded By Handlers, ALL THE TIME?

6/20/2012 Uh huh. Who’s cleaning the mess up if not the suit taking credit? Smile, everyone’s watching. Politicians? Yeah, I’ve never seen two men colder toward each other my entire life. While this masterpiece was faked. This was a presumably valid, MSNBC, American television discourse on the presidents’ meeting.
 First you try and try and try again …
  The original essay's first paragraph could have been written today in light of September 9th's cease-fire treaty over Aleppo that was shredded past mulching the documents themselves. 
  Try again, 6/20/2012? Been here before. Where it doesn't matter what doesn't change when the same is the change being called for. Unleashed discipline worked up to feverish devout proportions that already cultivated what's foolish about us. How the vast schemes civilization spawns, viciously inflate politics to resemble a country's peoples' framed reference that's the real game personalities, heading pyramids, rule. Go team. Ah machinations. Really we're all just sitting back, shaking our heads, baffling over what political professionals want understood when there's not an issue jargon can't undermine and beat? 

  Go forth and diversify, my eye, since capitalism's supposed to prove it's socialist. But besides that. What if the resources that make the world so hospitable are necessary to the planet's health? Science can't prove otherwise. Hell yeah the atmosphere's screwierBut I could feel better if the planet were more solid-ish. So what?  
  The future will manufacture oxygen and this generation scapegoated for their inconvenience. How every era's remembered, when faced, for tragedies passed from the past. Useless not to forgive generations that naively developed modernity's fossilized cultureComplicated sentence. Complicated formula? Bottom line. Mass transportation should have been subsidized to the level the automobile was and still is. Safety? We're so d___ smart the reality is we can't finance solutions. Too expensive or cheap. Not enough moola flying around to replace coal with solar. Earthlings could imagine burning our souls. Money making decisions people do, because what should a mechanic do? Collect buggy whips? So transportation's song remains the same. Where the mentality is bikes are in the way and meant to be the pedestrians' bane. Because cars can't be safer. So custom adapts and makes it all our faults the entire transportation system isn't already designed safer. Bridges, trestles and tunnels should be everywhere trains and the rest of us cross. How could we expect people to accept room for bikes when so much more room than necessary was used to explore congestion? Going in one direction doesn't mean losing the other entirely, because, as I understood decades back, people aren't giving up mobile thrones
  But this generation's so smart and why responsible for all the blame now. Sure China copied the United States. A crystal ball wasn't necessary to see that coming. It was important to sell more cars to a culture that already knew how to ride a bike. Ethics have nothing to do with law is probably why the law's most sought after as a means for revenge than the promotion of lifestyles that would thwart bad things happening. Poverty? Doesn't have to be that difficult to be poor. Yet capital remains so hog wild pretending to chase inflation, ignoring the penny's value reduced to relative meaninglessness. 
  So the entire Congressional  apparatus, bureaucrats, head-in-ground citizenry, dinosaur-ish commercial interests, all are responsible for September 29th's New Jersey train slamming into a wall killing a woman and injuring 108 people because better technology to prevent mistakes, termed accidents, are on hold because SAFE TRANSPORTATION was never affordable for a country that irresponsibly over-indulged the loving of our mobile thrones
  No accountants worth their fees would undermine a client, or former client, disputing that said client weren't the one who genius-ly figured their way through the tax code to profitability after a substantial business loss. But not all of us wedge access to that great wealth provider, falsely attributed to P. T. Barnum, described as "a sucker born every minute."
  No reason for comfortable children to do no less than support every stance their parent might take when addressing the public on the national stage. Chelsea Clinton for instance. 
  When coaxing the American public,  integrity ...

  Some credence to the idea civilization is in full ironic mode. Maybe turned up to 11. Where everything said before turns out exactly as ironically expected. Trade and treaties last as long as militarily feasible, whereby contestants are comfortable with either dependent strategy. Uh uh. Doesn't make exact sense to me either, but let's look for what shapes up next. Anyway ...

The title - 
Does A Mexican Trip And Invitation To Moscow Make A Difference Surrounded By Handlers, ALL THE TIME?
is apparently accurate.

  So choose your conspiracies wisely shouldn't be good advice, yet. Everything working up nicely for the Vegas presidential debate. What better place to bury the remaining hatchets? The only question, will the roulette wheel ever stop so we can get off? 
  From 6/20/2012: Obama told reporters afterwards, “We agreed that we need to see a cessation of the violence, that a political process has to be created to prevent civil war.” 
Uh huh.
  Cut to the chase. The perpetual spiral needs relooping.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Political Momentum

If I can't say what anyone might be afraid to hear. 
I have no business writing The Soapbox View.

A little tune to read to from the Jingoistic Nationalism By Every And All Means is The World's Biggest Flaw of All Catalogue. 

Well here we are as usual. Where the more stably unstable the most powerful are, the more the world is misled to believe that power in our names is pure patriotism and not really that far out of whack. The Ukraine debate has been fashioned such that 
President Putin is characterized as on the simple path of ruthless nationalism. OK, but barriers are rising to curb that goal in Ukraine so now there's this pseudo short-term appearance militarism is on hold. Except, as noted before, and William J. Broad pointed out in The New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 2014, In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains A Sea Of Fuel Reserves. Why would Russia want all of Ukraine's problems when their profit is primarily concerned with supplying the world's owners who were so darn contentedly complacent over-polluting the planet, they have held back our progress both environmentally and economic? Shareholders my ___! Bait and switch psuedo-conservative hysteria for simple-minded market-share when it's past time people woke to the mess financial circulation remains because of petty political jargon. Can't pour oil across the US from Canada? President Putin could drill tubes underground anywhere he wants so who's driving now? 

How can powerful disinterested self-interests face the truth? By everyone taking responsibility so we somehow also find how to put on hold the demonizing of this poor wealthy man, Vladimir Putin, who's just a Chester pounding his chest atop the tip of a darn cold iceberg. Soapbox View The associations of individuals (hey) conspiring to funnel the world's financial flow instead of letting it go for everyone. Getting ourselves beyond this contrived lazy worked-up nonsense of blaming a lazy economic class for not having more access to opportunity because there really is a massive cornering of wealth away from where it could more righteously flow. For example: The New York Times, Sunday May 18, 2014, by Elizabeth RosenthalMedicine's Top Earners Are Not the M.D.s examines the numbers of how the business of medicine was actually coerced from the actual practitioners in The Medical Industrial Complex. Soapbox View

As criminal as legally stealing health care and blaming the public has been, let's address the other charade - the 21St Century precedent set by former President George W. Bush inserting jingoistic self-righteousness into the cyclically misunderstood holy war of revenge over all of our one Allah/God. So of course following that Chester-ish lead, why shouldn't any nation assert sovereignty across borders? Any revolutionary carry out violence against women when power for its' own sake is the real worshipped evil. Sure. The toughest can always win but no mere mortal can just assert they're right and be correct. 
The point is critics will criticize and compliment ANY statesmanship. But where was President Putin supposed to learn civilized law and order is not a decree? From George the Grinner's post-presidential interview comfortably facing his daughter? (It's ok honey, detractors are just nobodies.)

Image makers? It's like no one has to give a da_n. Claiming to let history decide? No one besides actual terrorists deserves that. No shame? Believe me. I'd prefer to write around this opinion and not offend sycophants. But this is my country too and I feel the shame of your cohort of bandwagon jumpers' satisfaction as mere manipulators. Apologize, or whine to God. Your choice. 

If George W. Bush apologized would that get the ball rolling? Because politics shouldn't just be the art of using people. As wild as it sounds, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a perfect precedent for the position the whole world is in. Not just Russia, Mr. Presidents.  
Fictionalized Biography


I apologize for my redundancy concerning this topic. I'd prefer to not offend law abiding citizens. But these three films confront the immorality of the
Criminal Enterprise System
Sanjay Gupta "systematically misled" Interview
Moral Totems Should Be Risen To, Not Fallen From?
So where's President Obama's criticism? 
Isn't recognizing all politicians blow in the wind enough? 
The Soapbox View Satirical Twispursues the 
Twin Legacies Andy Rooney and I.F. Stone?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

It’s The New Kathie Lee and Regis Show

  The New York Daily News headlined yesterday If Hoda Kotb replaces Ann Curry, NBC to attempt to reunite Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford on the TODAY show. Gulp. Wow.
  Using a Radar Online scoop, The Christian Post posted Hoda Kotb Part of Conspiracy to Reunite Regis and Kathie Lee? printing an unnamed source said NBC executives “absolutely love Regis and want to formally sign him to become a special contributor to TODAY if Hoda is chosen to become Matt Lauer’s co-anchor as Regis would be the natural choice to replace her because Hoda scores off the charts in focus groups, and the audience can relate to her,” the insider told earlier.
  However this could just be publicity for Philbin, 80, who co-hosted the fourth hour of Today with Gifford last week and the native New Yorker is hosting NBC’s Macy’s Fourth of July extravaganza. Philbin admitted, while co-hosting with Kathie Lee, that he missed television. Don’t we all?
This Show would survive on Gelman jokes.
  Pictured left: T.D. Jakes and his Let It Go book with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
  Ann Curry is nonetheless excellent and this is Radar Online on how cool her children are. After all, this Reej-o-Rama appears to be a tease with some hoopla around an uncomfortable corporate hatchet job. Regis will go on David Letterman and laugh and say he didn’t think people were still interested in him, and Macy’s might float his advertising juggernaut through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  You know they say in the business, Regis is on a roll. And if Ann just deserved crumbs then that’s all every last one of us has earned and we know better than that too.
January 30 - February 13, 2017
It's The New Kathie Lee and Regis Show
6/28/2012 concluded: You know they say in the business, Regis is on a roll. And if Ann just deserved crumbs then that’s all every last one of us has earned and we know better than that too.
What a business. Insiders clowning around. 
  Oh yes. Show business levels voices. Frames crafted skeptically disciplined political thought. Shadowed in the glow, who knows? Disciples of Justice, it can be said, has every wrath in the world self-righteously wrapped up. Yet
  And promises are made by which strategies hamper various legacies' mutual progress. 
Why compromise hadn't solved nonsense generations ago. 
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The "talk about" Political Dance
  Alluding to subjects is the illusion of addressing issues stalking-ly from the public stage. Brazing ingrained petty satisfactions.________
Jingoism's jingoism.


  Denial's hot on the operative premise it's been a Gourge-fest of soaring metaphors all along. The best. Worst. Hyperventilate. Because more's coming and what's real's the meal. No break. Relentless. In blinding speed Entertainment Spectacular has industrialized empire leaning toward civilians wishing they're understood innocent. Animosity's no rip chord. And hard facts don't change the reality, best landing's are soft. 
⇧ Allah/God's not a scapegoat of human design.
Violence is sin. End the Cycle of Revenge

Caught or not all are indisputably trapped by the hype.

  Principles are described as what's being acted upon. Though one conjured parallel, that comes to mind, is Stalin. Stalin was king. As huge an opportunist as there ever was. Stalin only heard what he wanted. A fact, Mr. Presidents. If asked it was always someone else's fault. And the people were urged to clamor behind his idolatry while happiness was bequeathed based on places in line. The same different crap they'd claimed to have erased. 
Opportunity's a beautiful thing. 
 Except the shrewdest shortcuts necessarily aren't. How funny is it, really, for Presidents Putin and Trump to exhibit how tempting it is to have themselves photographed together in a limousine? Or jeep for smoother public relations twist? No difference. Whew. Small planet's global scale's surreal.
Soapbox View Coming Attraction

From: The Fine Society’s Debtors Prison
  Quoting from The New York Times, July 2, 2012, Ethan Bronner article, 

Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation

  Lisa W. Borden's assessment was, “With so many towns economically strapped, there is growing pressure on the courts to bring in money rather than mete out justice." ...
and behind this door ... 
West Side Photo Studio Happenstance
  Without the humidity that, given half a chance, could crack a Florida Pine, the day was mild for an early August New York City afternoon. I chose being outside rather than in a city library and, actually thought, while looking at the sky, that an efficient, no hassle, Killer Image run would be nice to get right then to take a ride and move around the city. Thinking I wanted a change in scene, and Brian gave me the run. The flat box, assumably photos, went to a small building's second floor studio, on the West Side Highway, around Charles Street thereabouts. A blip of an exclusive old, faded pinkish red, brick building at the end of the street with a view over West Street of Hudson River, the Park and New Jersey. Regretfully I don't remember the photographer's name, having never been there before or since. Though I might recognize him, as he was then, since an audience with Sir Paul McCartney is virtually singed to your brain. 
  I rode slowly up on the cobblestones to the address and building, because a Black Car was on the sidewalk and the driver beside it was looking me over. Then I circled back a little distance to the nearest opposite side of the street furniture pole. And, while locking, the driver asked if I was delivering there. Man do I owe that man a lot. The indifference I showed compared to his generosity is unfathomable. Because regardless of how many times people say the right things and take packages off your hands, it's uncomfortable letting others control your decisions. Especially when you've not even entered the address. He even said they'd prefer he take the deliveries but I could go up. Have a good time. And I know I said, "Huh," thinking, of course, I'm going up and he probably just didn't want to be bothered. 
  Inside the vestibule, my next thought, was "oh no," an old freight elevator I had to operate. But the simple enough modernized old elevator doors opened and closed themselves. Out on 2 my courier's pace angled swiftly right to an office that, seen from the elevator, was people grouped in a half-moon discussion. Small room but it held the seven of us comfortably. So reaching the center, I'd assessed, from the left, the first woman was civilian and next two men, the photographer and assistant. At that point I'm only following eyes to the right and, after the third man, passed over the woman in the first chair to the woman, at the desk, with her back to me, on the phone. To not bother her I looked back left and ready to gauge volunteers for the package. But this time when I reached the moon's middle, the third man, Paul McCartney was looking me directly in the eyes. And man if his grin wasn't so brilliant I'd say mine was bigger. So while my head thought Paul McCartney is looking at me I should say something, so did it's best I'm professional and I turned back to the desk and put the flat cardboard box down with the manifest on top. Without looking the woman on the phone easily signed with the pen in her hand. Then, when I looked back, Mr. McCartney was still smiling with me and stunned, still, I nodded my goodbye to go. The photographer led the charge back on reality saying, "you were saying," and Paul said "yes I remember" and paused. And darned, if when I turned back around at the elevator, he's smiling straight at me still. Unfortunately I'd pushed the elevator button, before turning around, so the doors soon opened and closed precisely on the conclusion of our smiling at each other event
  Then somehow, but predictably, I came out the downstairs door as if I were the only person in the world. So that by the time I realized I'd been allowed up and should thank the driver he was gone. Most likely seeing what if anything I'd done. Thanks dude. 
  Thank you, Sir. And Jessica, Marcy and Jimmy.
The Soapbox View pursues the Twin Legacies