Monday, June 27, 2011

Two totally grotesque news stories about the USA

Two truly ridiculous news items today from The Raw Story:
Abroad: The United States spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan — more than NASA's entire budget, NPR reported. In fact, the same amount of money that keeps soldiers cool is the amount the G-8 has committed to helping the fledgling democracies in Tunisia and Egypt.
Comment: no wonder the Afghans consider US soldiers as sissies who are much easier to fight than the Soviets.
At home: A woman has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security over how her elderly mother was detained and searched by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend. News Herald reported that Jean Weber filed the complaint after her wheelchair-bound 95-year-old mother, who is in the final stages of her battle with leukemia, was asked to remove an adult diaper during a pat down search.

Lavish expenses for the elites and their stormtroopers, farcical rules and regulations for the plebes - these are all clear signs of the late stages of imperial degeneracy.  Truly pathetic.