Friday, April 20, 2012

India Launches Missile, Russian Teens Have Nothing To Live For...

Steven Rosenfeld
"Did you hear how they caught those Secret Service agents with prostitutes in Colombia? Apparently the men were walking around wearing nothing but their sunglasses and those earpieces." – Conan O'Brien

"The Democrats accuse the Republicans of launching a war on women. Then the Republicans accuse the Democrats of the same thing. At this point, who can remember who enacted reproductive health restrictions in 36 states including mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds?" – Stephen Colbert
"If you feel about about so much money in this country going to defense, don't forget, if we didn't spend more money on weapons than every other country combined, then Iran could not put the bomb they don't have on the Koran rocket that doesn't work." – Bill Maher

"Now the North Koreans say they are going to test a nuclear weapon. To which I say please do. Talk about a problem taking care of itself." – Bill Maher

A little more than a week after the international bad guys, North Korea, tried to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile and failed, the country of India successfully launched and tested its Agni 5 missile. Now, a pissed off India has the capacity to send nuclear war-heads to the Chinese city of its choice, even though the two countries are good trading partners.... The missile is the latest example of the arms race that has been going on in the region for the last few years, and no matter what kind of false reasons the countries give, it shows these governments would rather let people starve to death than give up the latest toys...

India (and Israel) never signed the nuclear non-proliferation pact, and for the past 30 years their nuclear arsenal sat, growing cobwebs and lacking the latest digital upgrades. The UN Security Council even passed a specific resolution calling on India and Pakistan to cease developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Which has been ignored...

The US has been behind India's recent arms buying spree, or at least has benefitted from selling them technology. India has a drone, whereas we refused to sell one to Pakistan. Whenever members of our State Dept visit India, or Indian officials visit the US, military generals also meet and greet. When the Indian Prime Minister came to Washington DC last year, as he was being feted by a dinner at the White House in his honor, he also came to see about buying newer nuclear technology from us. We weren't happy to sell it to them directly, so we sent them to a Canadian firm, who bought our technology and could sell it to India without violating the letter of the law. Because Pakistan has a paranoid view of India, they also have been trying to upgrade their nuclear arsenal, and the heating arms race may explain why Burma has been a bit more friendly to the West, befriending those with the largest amount of toys... Anyway, the US now has to coddle Indian diplomats, making sure they get enough rifles and food aid, or else they will sell their new ballistic missiles to another trading partner in the region, Iran. Not a bad form of blackmail, after all... Not to be outdone, South Korea announced that, they, too, have a new missile they are dying to try out...

As a global statistic, for every 100,000 people, about 1,700 Russians will commit suicide per year. The suicide rate of teenagers is growing in Russia, and they can't figure out the reason why. Of course, they aren't considering the prospects of living in a corrupt society where your best career moves are to work for the local Mafia or for Vladimir Putin. Russia also doesn't have any kind of medical support system set up for people undergoing psychological stress, and have recently quickly set up some hotlines and meeting places for teens to go. Of course, this band-aid is not working, and kids are still jumping off of apartment buildings at an alarming rate. The suicide rate is also going up in the US and Europe among teenagers, so perhaps the befuddled government health care workers can have a conference in Las Vegas to confront this growing problem...

Whenever my adopted hometown makes the national news, why does it always have to be embarrassing? I didn't find out until I watched the monologues on the Tonight Show and the Jimmy Fallon Show, that one of my local television stations had broadcast a hardcore porn movie in the place of the Today Show. At that time of the morning, evidently the only employees at the station are engineers, guys more interested in Debbie Does the Rocky Mountains than the cute shenanigans of national news personalities... Keep in mind that I live in the most conservative town in Colorado, and that my representative is Doug Lamborn... It's interesting to know that those cities and states that are considered to be the most conservative also rent out the most porn and have the most strip clubs, right Dallas?


  1. I don't think INDIA is pissed off,in turn it is you who are pissed off.

    As an citizen of America try to help fellow citizen's first. Rather than blogging shit about
    other countries.

    Did you forget history when America was paranoid by Soviet Republic missile attack.

    As an individual one can express his/her views , but maintain dignity.

  2. I didn't think India was pissed off, either. Perhaps you are taking the title of my blog too literally... No offense, but I'm not sure what you are trying to say, although you wish to criticize me. Are Indians using the paranoia of a Russian attack as an excuse to buy more nuclear weapons? Does anyone actually believe it?


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