Dispatches from an alternate dimension

1)Apparently, the way to ease traffic congestion is not to build more public transit and get people to walk and ride bikes, but to build more roads (just ask LA). Because “For most Americans – make that most of mankind — the car is an instrument of mobility, flexibility and speed” (just ask the Dutch and the Danes)

2)there are palm trees growing in Wisconsin

3)Wisconsinite palm trees also involved in teabagger having to go for x-rays and treatment of injuries from 3 seconds of shoving. Teabaggers must be very fragile individuals, no wonder they like Medicare (and on a tangentially related note: to this German, anti-fascist skinheads are a novelty)

4)Corporations paying nothing in taxes means they’re paying too much

5)Also, did you know that Planned Parenthood is invested in promiscuity? Because everyone knows non-promiscuous people don’t need pap smears, birth-control, diabetes screening, UTI tests and treatment, mammograms, or testicular and prostate cancer screening,

UPDATE: In a moment of serendipity, The Young Turks posted a segment on the same topic a moment ago: Fox Lies

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16 comments on “Dispatches from an alternate dimension

  1. David Marjanović says:

    there are palm trees growing in Wisconsin

    You just can’t make that shit up.

    A few comments from your link:

    Palm Trees? Not in Wisconsin, say some…others disagree…tonight, both sides talk past each other so no content is at risk of transmission.

    This just in, Peter Flynn, radical eco terror earth firster & palm debunker, checked Saul Alinsky’s handbook out of the college library in 2002;…film at 11…

    It’s odd. Their audience is already pre-disposed to have contempt for the protesters, so why the fake footage? This is probably a good sign.

    And then, even better the “Uh, it would take too long for me to tell you who is bussing them in…” You’re already making shit up, so why not just go for it? “Hugo Chavez, George Soros, and the Kenyan Obama flew them in on air force 1″ It’s not like the audience would question it…

    Hell, they could probably just say “Cesar Chavez” and their audience wouldn’t even blink…

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    to this German, anti-fascist skinheads are a novelty

    Sister 2, herself in possession of full-length hair, is known to wax lyrical about how there are leftist skinheads and the nazis just hijacked the movement or something. Indeed, I once read an article about both of Austria’s leftist skinheads. Apparently they’re not even violent, unlike the guy in the video.

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    What is UTI?

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    The Young Turks

    I shrieked with laughter.

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    Meanwhile, it turns out Germany sold radio-jamming devices worth 53,143,153 € to Libya in 2009. I’m talking about the gizmos that Gaddafi used to turn the Internet and the mobile phone network off.

    Returning to the topic of lies, plagiarism is now alleged for the MBA-or-whatever thesis of Karlheinz Grasser, finance minister of Austria from 2000 to 2006. That’s on top of his… tax… problems. Rumors of plagiarism also exist for Johannes Hahn who used to have the useless job of head of Vienna’s conservatives before he became EU Commissioner for Regions recently. I wonder what proportion of politicians have cheated to get their titles…

  2. Jadehawk says:

    UTI = urinary tract infection. very unpleasant and dangerous to one’s kidneys if left untreated

  3. David Marjanović says:

    zu Googleberg :-D :-D :-D

    urinary tract infection

    Ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch. Ouch even.

    So, Planned Parenthood tests for such things for free in the land of no health insurance? That’s an inestimable service.

  4. David Marjanović says:

    <scrolling up>

    …and treats them!

  5. johannes says:

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    to this German, anti-fascist skinheads are a novelty

    Sister 2, herself in possession of full-length hair, is known to wax lyrical about how there are leftist skinheads and the nazis just hijacked the movement or something. Indeed, I once read an article about both of Austria’s leftist skinheads. Apparently they’re not even violent, unlike the guy in the video.

    http://eyeonhate.com/pows/pows8.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinheads_Against_Racial_Prejudice
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_and_Anarchist_Skinheads
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Racist_Action

    Come on, every radical leftist group in every town larger than, let’s say, population 50.000 has skinhead members, so they are more than just a novelty or a fringe phenomenon.

    BTW, he original skinheads of the sixties were Blacks, Afro-Carribean styles have been just as influential in British popular culture as Afro-American ones have been in American popular culture, and elements of Ska, Northern soul, Oi, etc. can be found pretty much in every subculture worth the name (guess why I post under the first name of cherry-boots Tzimiskes? ;-)); even Hippies were listening to British invasion bands that had been mods two years before.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinhead

    zu Googleberg :-D :-D :-D

    Googleberg has resigned. Ironically, he announced his resignation in a speech that has been copy and pasted (again :D) from… the German dubbed version of Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan, of all things

    http://torsun.blogsport.de/2011/03/02/sehr-konsequent/

    Meanwhile, it turns out Germany sold radio-jamming devices worth 53,143,153 € to Libya in 2009. I’m talking about the gizmos that Gaddafi used to turn the Internet and the mobile phone network off.

    Nokia-Siemens did the same for Ahmadinedjad. The NUMOV – http://www.numov.org/ – for real or a spoof set up by the Anti-German Antifa? Another exemple of Poe’s law.

    UTI = urinary tract infection. very unpleasant and dangerous to one’s kidneys if left untreated

    Speaking of Fascism, UTI killed Strasserite leader Thomas Brehl (the fat guy in front of the standard)

    http://thrustreverse.blogsport.de/2007/07/24/fast-untergegangen/

  6. David Marjanović says:

    And Austria, never willing to be outdone by Piefkonesien, supplied camera drones.

    The Wrath of Khan

    According to the discussion at your link, it’s not true. Although… ;-)

  7. johannes says:

    According to the discussion at your link, it’s not true.

    So it’s goalkeeper Oliver Kahn rather than Khan Noonien Singh? Given the way Olli sees himself (Nietzsche-quoting superman) and the general public sees him (raging gorilla), this would be just as funny :-)

  8. David Marjanović says:

    Indeed. Now, can anyone show that Kahn said such a thing…?

  9. johannes says:

    And Austria, never willing to be outdone by Piefkonesien, supplied camera drones.

    A softdrink millionaire finances a drone factory as a tax write-off, which sells the products to a tinpot dictator through a pizza baker*? Roda Roda would have been proud. Austria, the country of Sacherism and the Masoch cake… :-)

    Now, can anyone show that Kahn said such a thing…?

    I will ask Feuerherdt aka Liza at his next lecture, he works as a referee when not doing politics and knows more about anything FC Bayern related than anybody else.

    *you will have to sell a lot of pizza to launder 7 million €

  10. It doesn’t make sense to tax productive enterprises like corporations, at least, not beyond use fees for the actual costs they impose upon the infrastructure. Leaving the money or letting it move to where it is the most productive is the best strategy for wealth creation.

  11. David Marjanović says:

    Um…

    If you want money, it makes sense to take it from where it is – in particular from where it’s being generated, so that a sustainable harvest is possible.

    Don’t you think?

    “Wealth creation”, you say. Wealth creation for whom? Just the CEO and the shareholders? How does that help anyone else?

    Does wealth creation for already wealthy people make sense on a countrywide scale? When you give poor people money, they spend it, helping the economy; when you give rich people money, they hoard it, helping nobody (not even themselves).

  12. Money that is hoarded is easily replaced by printing more. Money that is spent, goes into other hands. Money that is invested and managed by the people skilled enough have gained it, is probably in good hands, and better managed than when in the hands of those in the government.

    Wealth creation helps others, because in a market economy, it is created BY helping others. For example, producing oil and gaining wealth by selling it is helping others. A biotech CEO financing research into a new crop variant or new medicine is arguably helping others far more than someone working in a soup kitchen.

  13. David Marjanović says:

    Money that is hoarded is easily replaced by printing more.

    As soon as anybody notices, you get inflation. Too much of that is doubleplusungood – do I need to explain why?

    Wealth creation by juggling at a stock exchange helps who?

  14. David Marjanović says:

    And when a corporation finances research, the chances that the money comes with strings attached is far greater than when a democratic government restrained by a strong constitution finances research.

  15. Money is not currently being printed in the right way, with the benefits chiefly going to bondholders. But how could anyone NOT notice the money is being printed, it is called “quantitative easing” and the fed announces it. Replacing hoarded money, is not increasing the money supply. The tax financed “stimulus” was actually deflationary, to the extent that the money was used to pay down debt, shrinking the money supply.

    But in an era where 20 million people are under or unemployed and where China is manipulating its currency against the dollar, this is little risk of inflation. While China and the unemployed are willing honor dollars, we should print them.

    The strings on corporate research are called accountability.

  16. David Marjanović says:

    The strings on corporate research are called accountability.

    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    They’re called “find the result we want, or else”!

    Oh, sure, corrupt governments do the same. But in a democracy, you can get rid of a corrupt government.

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