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Sum Ting Wong?

July 24, 2013 by  

In the wake of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, San Francisco TV station KTVU erroneously reported the names of the pilots:

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I was watching golf on Saturday, July 6, when I started channel surfing and went to CNN. I saw Asiana Airlines Flight 214 burning after an attempted landing in San Francisco. We learned pretty quickly that two of the passengers were dead. In the days since, we have learned that another passenger died. Scores remain in serious condition.

The four pilots are being treated for psychological trauma caused by the accident.

No doubt, they feel guilty. Reports are surfacing that the pilots were incompetent and approached the runway too low and too slowly, causing the tail section to strike the sea bed wall before the runway.

Bloomberg reported last week that the four pilots “lacked manual flying skills.” That is like a heart surgeon with the shakes.

The financial cost to the National Transportation Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and the San Francisco International Airport will be millions of dollars.

The victims in this crash are not just the passengers and their families. Asiana claimed harm had been done to them and their pilots because of racist remarks by KTVU, for which the TV station immediately apologized and accepted blame.

For a week, Asiana Airlines was taking the spotlight off their bad pilots, who killed and maimed passengers. They were putting the focus of the crash on KTVU. Cable news outlets like CNN and MSNBC were happy to cover that story, rather than the crash itself and the incompetence of the pilots.

Asiana announced that it was suing KTVU because of a broadcast that used bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on the plane.

An intern at the NTSB confirmed the names to KTVU, whose producers broadcast them without thinking.

I first read the names on the CNN ticker. The scrolling words read: “San Francisco TV station apologizes for its mistake in naming flight crew 214 as Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow.”

I didn’t even understand what I was reading until I saw the third name roll by. I started laughing — not because I am a racist, but because the people at the TV station who ran those names are idiots who should not have jobs in broadcasting. I also laughed at the names because, as my wife maintains, I still have a sophomoric sense of humor. (My wife calls it childish.)

According to MSNBC, I am supposed to feel guilty that I laughed. Clearly, I am a racist. It is Asiana — not the people killed and maimed — that should feel righteous indignation.

Doesn’t anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

If you ever saw the 1979 Monty Python movie “Life of Brian,” you will get my point. Monty Python makes fun of everyone, especially the Romans. Names for Roman leaders occupying the Holy Land are: “Naughtius Maximus” and “Biggus Dickus,” whose wife is “Incontinentia Buttocks.”

It’s a good thing the Romans are gone. If not, they would be certain to have sued Monty Python and George Harrison, who financed the movie. And they would be getting plenty of support from CNN and MSNBC. And President Barack Obama might even give a news conference like he did last Friday and say he is outraged, that just as he could be Trayvon Martin he could also be Biggus Dickus.

Mission accomplished for Asiana. For a week, that story was in the news — not the crash. (Also in the news that week was the story about how those six female jurors — five creepy-ass crackers and a Hispanic — conspired to give George Zimmerman a not guilty verdict despite the fact the media and the liberals were convinced Zimmerman cold-bloodedly executed that sweet innocent “child,” Trayvon Martin.)

Last Wednesday, Asiana announced that a lawsuit against KTVU will not be pursued. The reason is probably that its legal team is going to be too busy defending the airline against wrongful death and injury lawsuits.

The first lawsuit has already been launched. Plaintiff attorney Michael Verna said: “The conduct of Asiana’s flight crew was egregiously reckless and negligent. These pilots were unable to do the most basic task — land on a runway in the middle of a clear day with no wind.”

That is really the something wrong.

North Dakota Reporter Is Outraged Over A Mistake I Made

Last week, I got a phone call from a reporter from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in North Dakota. I called back, thinking the paper might want a quote from me on the oil industry. I was wrong.

Instead, the reporter told me the attorney general of North Dakota had come across an old newsletter of mine about oil opportunities in North Dakota. Embedded in the article was a photograph of Mount Rushmore.

Reporter TJ Jerke got straight to it. Did I not know my basic geography? Did I not know that Mount Rushmore is in South Dakota, not in North Dakota? Jerke wanted to know these facts because his newspaper was considering running a story on my mistake.

I told Jerke that I don’t put the printed page together, that my editor does that and that he either didn’t know his geography or perhaps he did and just wanted to put a recognizable photo that subscribers would associate with the Dakotas.

You might have thought that would be the end of it. But, no, there was no stopping this newshound.

“Didn’t I have to sign off on that page after it was designed?” he asked. I said that sometimes I am out of town, so not always.

“Is that any kind of way to run a publication?” he asked.

I had heard enough.

I asked how old he was. He told me 23. I told him how the world worked when I was 23, that newspapers didn’t act as PR firms for the government. I told him that back then we did stories on the politicians themselves. I also told him that he should get off his behind and do some investigative reporting, that government would be a good place to start.

Maybe that young man will grow to be a good reporter. Then again, he may already be fast-tracked toward a great career. In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, it seems many people in the media work at the behest of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.

It seems to me that these days, there really is something wrong.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers 

John Myers

is editor of Myers’ Energy and Gold Report. The son of C.V. Myers, the original publisher of Oilweek Magazine, John has worked with two of the world’s largest investment publishers, Phillips and Agora. He was the original editor for Outstanding Investments and has more than 20 years experience as an investment writer. John is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He has worked for Prudential Securities in Spokane, Wash., as a registered investment advisor. His office location in Calgary, Alberta, is just minutes away from the headquarters of some of the biggest players in today’s energy markets. This gives him personal access to everyone from oil CEOs to roughnecks, where he learns secrets from oil insiders he passes on to his subscribers. Plus, during his years in Spokane he cultivated a network of relationships with mining insiders in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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  • Stoobz

    Low-down
    on Korean pilots from former pilot

    After
    I retired from UAL as a Standards Captain on the –400, I got a job as a
    simulator instructor working for Alteon (a Boeing subsidiary) at Asiana. When
    I first got there, I was shocked and surprised by the lack of basic piloting
    skills shown by most of the pilots. It is not a normal situation with normal
    progression from new hire, right seat, left seat taking a decade or two. One
    big difference is that ex-Military pilots are given super-seniority and
    progress to the left seat much faster. Compared to the US, they also upgrade
    fairly rapidly because of the phenomenal growth by all Asian air carriers. By
    the way, after about six months at Asiana, I was moved over to KAL and found
    them to be identical. The only difference was the color of the uniforms and
    airplanes. I worked in Korea for 5 long years and although I found most of the
    people to be very pleasant, it’s a minefield of a work environment … for
    them and for us expats.

    One of the first things I learned was that the
    pilots kept a web-site and reported on every training session. I don’t think
    this was officially sanctioned by the company, but after one or two simulator
    periods, a database was building on me (and everyone else) that told them
    exactly how I ran the sessions, what to expect on checks, and what to look out
    for. For example; I used to open an aft cargo door at 100 knots to get them to
    initiate an RTO and I would brief them on it during the briefing. This was on
    the B-737 NG and many of the captains were coming off the 777 or B744 and they
    were used to the Master Caution System being inhibited at 80 kts. Well, for
    the first few days after I started that, EVERYONE rejected the takeoff. Then,
    all of a sudden they all “got it” and continued the takeoff (in accordance
    with their manuals). The word had gotten out. I figured it was an overall PLUS
    for the training program.

    We expat instructors were forced upon them
    after the amount of fatal accidents (most of the them totally avoidable) over
    a decade began to be noticed by the outside world. They were basically given
    an ultimatum by the FAA, Transport Canada, and the EU to totally rebuild and
    rethink their training program or face being banned from the skies all over
    the world. They hired Boeing and Airbus to staff the training centers. KAL has
    one center and Asiana has another. When I was there (2003-2008) we had about
    60 expats conducting training KAL and about 40 at Asiana. Most instructors
    were from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand with a few stuffed in
    from Europe and Asia. Boeing also operated training centers in Singapore and
    China so they did hire some instructors from there.

    This solution has
    only been partially successful but still faces ingrained resistance from the
    Koreans. I lost track of the number of highly qualified instructors I worked
    with who were fired because they tried to enforce “normal” standards of
    performance. By normal standards, I would include being able to master basic
    tasks like successfully shoot a visual approach with 10 kt crosswind and the
    weather CAVOK. I am not kidding when I tell you that requiring them to shoot a
    visual approach struck fear in their hearts … with good reason. Like this
    Asiana crew, it didn’t’ compute that you needed to be a 1000’ AGL at 3 miles
    and your sink rate should be 600-800 Ft/Min. But, after 5 years, they finally
    nailed me. I still had to sign my name to their training and sometimes if I
    just couldn’t pass someone on a check, I had no choice but to fail them. I
    usually busted about 3-5 crews a year and the resistance against me built. I
    finally failed an extremely incompetent crew and it turned out he was the a
    high-ranking captain who was the Chief Line Check pilot on the fleet I was
    teaching on. I found out on my next monthly trip home that KAL was not going
    to renew my Visa. The crew I failed was given another check and continued a
    fly while talking about how unfair Captain Brown was.

    Any of you
    Boeing glass-cockpit guys will know what I mean when I describe these events.
    I gave them a VOR approach with an 15 mile arc from the IAF. By the way, KAL
    dictated the profiles for all sessions and we just administered them. He
    requested two turns in holding at the IAF to get set up for the approach. When
    he finally got his nerve up, he requested “Radar Vectors” to final. He could
    have just said he was ready for the approach and I would have cleared him to
    the IAF and then “Cleared for the approach” and he could have selected “Exit
    Hold” and been on his way. He was already in LNAV/VNAV PATH. So, I gave him
    vectors to final with a 30 degree intercept. Of course, he failed to “Extend
    the FAF” and he couldn’t understand why it would not intercept the LNAV
    magenta line when he punched LNAV and VNAV. He made three approaches and
    missed approaches before he figured out that his active waypoint was “Hold at
    XYZ.” Every time he punched LNAV, it would try to go back to the IAF … just
    like it was supposed to do. Since it was a check, I was not allowed (by their
    own rules) to offer him any help. That was just one of about half dozen major
    errors I documented in his UNSAT paperwork. He also failed to put in ANY
    aileron on takeoff with a 30-knot direct crosswind (again, the weather was
    dictated by KAL).

    This Asiana SFO accident makes me sick and while I am
    surprised there are not more, I expect that there will be many more of the
    same type accidents in the future unless some drastic steps are taken. They
    are already required to hire a certain percentage of expats to try to ingrain
    more flying expertise in them, but more likely, they will eventually be fired
    too. One of the best trainees I ever had was a Korean/American (he grew up and
    went to school in the USA) who flew C-141’s in the USAF. When he got out, he
    moved back to Korea and got hired by KAL. I met him when I gave him some
    training and a check on the B-737 and of course, he breezed through the
    training. I give him annual PCs for a few years and he was always a good
    pilot. Then, he got involved with trying to start a pilots union and when they
    tired to enforce some sort of duty rigs on international flights, he was fired
    after being arrested and JAILED!

    The Koreans are very very bright and
    smart so I was puzzled by their inability to fly an airplane well. They would
    show up on Day 1 of training (an hour before the scheduled briefing time, in a
    3-piece suit, and shined shoes) with the entire contents of the FCOM and
    Flight Manual totally memorized. But, putting that information to actual use
    was many times impossible. Crosswind landings are also an unsolvable puzzle
    for most of them. I never did figure it out completely, but I think I did
    uncover a few clues. Here is my best guess. First off, their educational
    system emphasizes ROTE memorization from the first day of school as little
    kids. As you know, that is the lowest form of learning and they act like
    robots. They are also taught to NEVER challenge authority and in spite of the
    flight training heavily emphasizing CRM/CLR, it still exists either on the
    surface or very subtly. You just can’t change 3000 years of
    culture.

    The other thing that I think plays an important role is the
    fact that there is virtually NO civil aircraft flying in Korea. It’s actually
    illegal to own a Cessna-152 and just go learn to fly. Ultra-lights and Powered
    Hang Gliders are Ok. I guess they don’t trust the people to not start WW III
    by flying 35 miles north of Inchon into North Korea. But, they don’t get the
    kids who grew up flying (and thinking for themselves) and hanging around
    airports. They do recruit some kids from college and send then to the US or
    Australia and get them their tickets. Generally, I had better experience with
    them than with the ex-Military pilots. This was a surprise to me as I spent
    years as a Naval Aviator flying fighters after getting my private in light
    airplanes. I would get experienced F-4, F-5, F-15, and F-16 pilots who were
    actually terrible pilots if they had to hand fly the airplane. What a
    shock!

    Finally, I’ll get off my box and talk about the total flight
    hours they claim. I do accept that there are a few talented and free-thinking
    pilots that I met and trained in Korea. Some are still in contact and I
    consider them friends. They were a joy! But, they were few and far between and
    certainly not the norm.

    Actually, this is a worldwide problem involving
    automation and the auto-flight concept. Take one of these new first officers
    that got his ratings in the US or Australia and came to KAL or Asiana with 225
    flight hours. After takeoff, in accordance with their SOP, he calls for the
    autopilot to be engaged at 250’ after takeoff. How much actual flight time is
    that? Hardly one minute. Then he might fly for hours on the autopilot and
    finally disengage it (MAYBE?) below 800’ after the gear was down, flaps
    extended and on airspeed (autothrottle) . Then he might bring it in to land.
    Again, how much real “flight time” or real experience did he get. Minutes! Of
    course, on the 777 or 747, it’s the same only they get more inflated logbooks.

    So, when I hear that a 10,000 hour Korean captain was vectored in for
    a 17-mile final and cleared for a visual approach in CAVOK weather, it raises
    the hair on the back of my neck.

    • FreedomFighter

      I started by a boycott of flying because of TSA, I refuse to pay to be felt up by strangers…now this…ground transport is looking even better.

      When TSA starts the roadblocks, I am getting a horse, and will trot on by all the felt up fools.
      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

      • Vis Fac

        When TSA (it will actually be ODUMBO’s Private Army DHS) sets up road blocks you and I and most likely a lot of others will be dead because martial law will have been imposed and something went haywire and America (as we know it) ceases to exist replaced by the USSA.
        Semper-Fi

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        You’ll have to pull your horse over for a cavity check.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Stoobz says — “First off, their educational system emphasizes ROTE memorization from the first day of school as little kids. As you know, that is the lowest form of learning and they act like robots”.
      Interesting observation, Stoobz, as it is a system that meddling Government in the US pushes our schools towards.
      http://mises.org/daily/4170
      “The No Child Left Behind legislation has vastly increased standardized tests and created a muddle of federal regulations with results opposite from their intentions.
      At first glance, the concept of standardized tests seems reasonable. Children should be tested, and the tests are clear indicators either of how intelligent they are or of how much the school is teaching them. But what is the school “teaching” them, exactly? The answer is simple but unfortunate: they’re teaching them how to take the test”.

      And it is the kind of sickness that Leaders have advocated for over 300 years. Leaders don’t want people who can think for themselves:
      http://mises.org/journals/jls/7_1/7_1_3.pdf

  • Ibn Insha

    Your wife is right that you are childish. I would say you are immature. You don’t seem to know the difference between a movie and news reporting. News reporting is a serious business. It is not about sense of humor specially when something is made up. Commenting on a news in a humorous way is all right but making up a news or a part of it to make it sound humorous is not.

    • S.C.Murf

      You are correct news Reporting is serious business. Maybe today’s news reporters will stop playing the race card trying to incite a war. And yes it is wrong of them to just make something up but I won’t mention any names (benghazi, zimmerman, fast & furious etc., etc., etc.). Now get a life and quit being so damned liberal.

      up the hill
      airborne

    • Vis Fac

      News reporting and movies are one in the same both are made up with a snippet of truth It’s difficult to distinguish between the two these days. It wasn’t always the case but it surly is now. You are another one dimensional liberal without a clue.

    • Bill

      News reporting is all about selling the story, it has nothing to do with facts or truth. I prefer news with humor and sarcasm. I usually get all of my political news from Saturday Night Live.
      You need to stop and laugh a while. As a famous philosopher once said “Lucy, you have some splaining to do”

    • John Stratemeyer

      Right. News reporting is “serious business.” A sense of humor has no place in it, especially when “something is made up.” Naturally you are including the obvious lack of humor demonstrated by the liberal/socialist/Democrat Mainstream Media (LSDMSM) during its made-up railroading of George Zimmerman?

  • Alex

    Actually, John, you are a racist.

    Any enlightened person who read your screed about one of the world’s greatest heroes, Nelson Mandela, has no doubt at all about the sickness in your mind.

    What, John, were you doing when the Republic of South Africa stood at the gate of Progress? Well, you were there as a speculator, trying to see how much more gold you could extract from the people who needed it most.

    Oil and gold—-the only things that John Myers has any real love for. Too bad for your family…

    • FreedomFighter

      If stupidity were painful you would be in agony.

      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

      • Vigilant

        He’d be dead.

        • Vis Fac

          Suffering from cranial necrosis

    • Stuart Shepherd

      Duh, Alex?! This is a real logical progression of thought and comment related to this article! And love those ad hominems and vicious, unsubstantiated accusations. This accusation against you IS substantiated by your comments- you’re a RETARD!

    • Vis Fac

      Actually Alex you are displaying the typical one dimensional idiot-ology that all liberals have been programmed to use and how to react by the abasement of others because they (you in particular) haven’t an iota of fact on anything. The best you can do is reference what others tell you or what you glean from lame stream media. Being liberal does not excuse you from being the subject of ridicule because you are stupid. Sadly all you have accomplished is demonstrate the utter failure of the public school system. You have options to learn unfortunately you lack basic skills and we know that is not an option.
      Semper-Fi

      • Alex

        “…all I have accomplished…” says the woman or man who signs her/his post “Semper Fi”—-an acknowledgement of a do-nothing life….
        Baby-killer….

        • Nadzieja Batki

          But Alex, Dem/Prog/Leftist/Marxist religion has sacrificed more humans as blood offerings on their altars.

          When you have studied some history then you can talk without sounding like a fool.
          Should we call you [expletive deleted]

    • Bill

      Alex
      For lack of intelligent argument, throw out the race card. You need to put your money where your mouth is and do not use any oil products or anything made from oil. So, that means when your gears freeze up on your bicycle, you should lubricate them with hemp oil.
      Also, you will have to give up your computer and iphone, because the plastics are made from oil. That means we might not hear from you again.

    • speedle24

      Gee Alex, what do you mean by the Republic of South Africa “standing at the gate of progress”? It seems to me that since the party of “one of the world’s greatest heroes” took over they have regressed from “progress”. Can I presume you are blaming that on evil outside colonial greed?

      • Eagle525

        Apparently the regression of South Africa is being duplicated in America by it self proclaimed hero … BHO

    • John Stratemeyer

      And, I presume, you consider yourself to be an “enlightened person?” Mmm hmm… Excuse me…give me a minute or two to compose myself. I’m fighting the irresistable urge to laugh uproariously and shake my head in unbelieving derision. Mmmm hmmm. Oooops! Can’t do it! Here I go!!! Hold on…just a minute…Ohhhh. Let me get my breath. Ohhhhh. OK. Ok, it’s out of my system. I’m back now.
      I beg your pardon, but the mirthful cramps are still distracting enough that I had to re-read your enlightened commentary. Just bear with me, please. Mmm…hmm. What scintillating insight! What dead-on judgmentalism! What a towering, intellectual analysis of another man’s love for his family you’ve given us! I swear that if I had a penny for every time a liberal/socialist/Democrat (LSD) used the “r”- word…..! I could…mmm hmmm hmmmm…wait! I can’t help it! I’m about to explode once again into spasms of cackling mockery. Somebody please help me! I’m doubled over in stitches and can’t straighten up… He’s enlightened!!!!!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      It may be the best thing for John Myers to love oil and gold, two great substances that will not fall out favor and will keep his family well fed and cared for.Since you know nothing about John Myers family, you are just a plain old LIAR.

  • Brent

    Bravo to you sir.

  • Dave

    I’m sorry but that news report was hilarious and proved once again that these “reporters” are mindless robots. Its so obvious that the names were bogus but she kept reading them anyway. She is going to catch hell for that at the company Christmas party.
    This is what happens when “news” is a business for profit and profit is all that is cared about.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Ban profits, save energy — like North Korea does:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y09dOwlL3M

      • Dave

        Yes DaveH… I want to ban profits for everything. News… Money never ever corrupts the news does it.

        More BS is nothing new from the paid surrogate of economic theory that has never existed in the Industrial Age real world.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Actually it has, but that’s beside the point. We do have example after example of Socialism failing, especially when it is pure Socialism and they don’t have the deep pockets of Capitalism to pillage:
          http://www.freetheworld.com/
          http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

          • Dave

            DaveH,

            Yes, its failing in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Finland etc…
            is everything an advertizement for your theory that has never existed in the modern world?
            The issue is the news on TV. News used to be a public service. It wasn’t a money making venture. ABC, NBC, CBS had to give news as a trade-off for the spectrum the Gov gave them to operate. They had this thing called integrity. Today its all about the race to be first, sensationalize for the almighty dollar. Who cares if it is accruate or right.
            Do try and stay on the subject my little conservative child.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            I will ignore Dave’s typical attempt at Liberal Progressive condescension.
            Sorry, Dave, but your examples are all economies that have a mixture of Socialism and Capitalism.
            They thrive in spite of the Socialism, not because of the Socialism.
            To get a better feel for each country’s proportion of Capitalism, you can go here:
            http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking
            Then pick on the link for the country of interest.
            For instance, Sweden:
            http://www.heritage.org/index/country/sweden
            You may find that they are more Capitalistic than you thought.

            If you lose your finger, you can still manage nicely.
            If you lose a whole hand , you may still manage okay.
            Does that mean that either one of those is desirable? Of course not.
            Socialism can survive only by riding on the coat-tails of Capitalism. China figured that out. Vietnam figured that out.
            Why can’t Liberal Progressives figure that out? Feeding at the trough maybe, so they don’t want to?

  • Bill

    The pilots are a product of the video games generation. With all of the computer controls, the plane flies itself and the pilot just manages the systems. They never actually learn how to fly a plane.
    If you want a regulation that might affect people, all pilots should be required to be graduates of the Sully Sullenberger school of flying before they are trusted with our lives

  • John Stratemeyer

    The race hustlers had better be careful. They fire the “r”-word around so indiscriminately, with such furious, unrelenting frequency, and almost always at the wrong target, that it may soon reach the point that it has no meaning. The normal reaction will be something like, “He called me a what? Oh that again.”
    I saw the story and heard all of the “Do you believe this” harrumphing from the outraged “reporter,” and yes, Sum Ting Wong and the other names were the big news. Not a word about the incompetence of the pilots, or the killed and injured passengers.
    T.J. Jerke? That was the guy’s real name? Did he say anything like “Yeah, I know”? Or maybe giggle with nervous embarrassment in case you asked what his parents had against him? I think he was putting you on.

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Good job, John.

    • John Myers

      Thank you DaveH,
      I always enjoy reading your comments.
      Best,
      John Myers

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Thanks, John.

  • hungry4food

    The ” Sum Ting Wong ” is the Lack of Leadership around the world and in the USA thats creating a culture of idle minds thats new Job title is to Resent each other to the Point of Division , and this will lead to a Supply Shortage around the board ….. Get Ready for a Major Disruption !!!!

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      We don’t need Leadership. We need people who will not try to micro-manage our personal choices and redistribute our wealth.

      • hungry4food

        Dave you do realize that will never happen don’t you ?????

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Avoiding death will never happen either, but I will still try to cheat it as long as possible.

          • hungry4food

            Ahh but the debate is do we end up with a Bureaucrat deciding when its time for you to be taken off treatment and you don’t get that choice to try and avoid death .

            This is the true definition of Obamacare and how they plan on bending the cost curve and Overpopulation curve so many Environmentalist Marxists are screaming about in the world and these same people are the people in Charge of the Money like Hank Paulson .

            The USA has to First adopt such a Policy of Times LIFE in order for the Rest of the world to see the USA as a Do as we Do society when they Preach Population Control .

            Dave all the Big Shots are calling for ZERO Growth so this is driving the Breakdown and why we see the Parties lack of will to follow the US Constitution anymore . http://thepopulationbomb.com/

      • ronniericky12

        we need both!

  • Fedup

    Alex is just carrying the Liberals’ water today.

  • Justsomeguy151

    This article was funny until Myers had to act like a bigoted POS. Why is it that Trayvon Martin is ALWAYS called a “thug” or its inferred that he DESERVED to die because he was a troubled black kid? Why can’t he just have been a punk kid? And that lardass Zimmerman starts the whole trouble, profiles, stalks then murders a kid and somehow hes neo-con’s new Ollie North. Why didn’t Zimmerman follow white kids? Why didn’t he brandish his weapon to deter an attack from Martin? Why didn’t he identify himself? Why didn’t he stay in his car as he was instructed to do? Why didn’t he mind his own goddamn business? Why didn’t he take the ass beating he deserved? Zimmerman is not an honorable man. He has been charged w/ several felonies and used a shyster to get out of them, one of which was battery on a LEO. He also was accused of molestation by a family member. But now hes neo-cons darling. What he is, is a POS. He got over but I’m sick to death of hearing how its OK that Martin was murdered cuz he was a “thug”. He was ajust a kid that made just as many stupid mistakes and decisions as any normal kid has. He just never had a chance to make up for them because a self appointed neighborhood watch lardass’s mouth was writing checks his body couldn’t cash and so he decided to murder when it was obvious he wasn’t man enough to fight.

    • ronniericky12

      Why would you say white kids and not hispanic? Hmmm Is there an underlying racist remark made in your comment. Sounds like it! Why is it that Obama is black when he is mix and not all black. No one claims his real heritage, but when someone is half white they are white PERIOD! Sounds racist to me!~

      • Justsomeguy151

        Who gives a frog’s fatass, dumbass? Bottom line, an obese bigot profiled, stalked and murdered a kid FOR NOTHING. Hispanic isn’t even a true designator of ethnicity but caucasian is, which is what Obesio is. Doesn’t matter what anyone’s background is. Obumma is half white as far as I’m concerned and hes NEVER had to deal w/ prejudice, he grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii, the most culturally diverse state in the union. He has ZERO in common w/ African Americans. You sound butt hurt that yr bigoted hero is an obese POS fraud and a cowardly murderer.

        • Justsomeotherguy

          Yep 151 – you’re a racist bigot.

    • mnkysnkle

      Be careful, if you repeat that lie enough times, you’ll begin to believe it’s the truth. LOL

      • Justsomeguy151

        I’ve yet to lie, Libtard. That’s a Libtard strategy yr talking about. If I murdered everyone who ever punched me, I’d be the friggin’ Punisher. A lardass coward murdered a kid and got over. End of story.

        • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

          LIBTARD, You are a LIAR, because “You are of your father the devil, and the DESIRES OF YOUR FATHER YOU ARE DOING. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does NOT STAND IN THE TRUTH, because THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM. When he speaks a LIE, he speaks from his own resources, for HE IS A LIAR AND THE FATHER OF IT.” (John 8:44)

          You are a LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Justsomeguy151

            You got me mixed up w/ somebody else, Libtard liar. So yr not only a Libtard liar but a hypocrite as well?

            ” Judge not, that ye be not judged” – Matt. 7:1

            You are a wack job.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Bottom line is that a jury of 6 acquitted him. I would hate to judge a man even with all the evidence that is presented to a jury, let alone without it.

      • Justsomeguy151

        Even tho I don’t agree w/ the verdict, I have zero problems w/ our justice system playing itself out. He was tried, he was found not guilty. But that doesn’t mean Z is innocent by any stretch. He caused everything that night. EVERYTHING. As someone who has been profiled, stalked and harassed, I can totally understand why the kid attacked what he thought was a rapist, thief, child molester/abductor. Much has been made of Trayvon’s past, using that to justify his murder(he was a punk kid who made bad decisions, BFD. Somehow that makes him a great candidate for a murder according to murderous bigots) but almost no one has talked about Z’s past of being charged w/ multiple felonies incl. assaulting a LEO or his molestation of a family member. But now hes neo-con’s favorite native son.

    • Peter Wang

      That’s an amazing summary. Thank you for that. You heard all the evidence I assume, because you were in court.

      • Justsomeguy151

        Nice handle, idiot. My location has zero to do w/ the facts, which Zimmerman freely admits he murdered a kid after he lost a fight he instigated.

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      WHY are not you outraged that the WHORE MSM did NOT report the TRUE facts to you and did edit an audio tape of the Zimmerman’s 911 call and displayed and published the age misleading trayvon’s photos?

      Watch this video which examines the Trayvon’s behavior and the MSM’s falsehood. http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&load=8689&mpid=56

      P.S. The Kenyan Kriminal “honors” BLACK THUG Trayvon Martin but TOTALLY Ignores the WHITE-Hispanic 13 months Baby Antonio Santiago MURDERED in March, 2013 by the BLACK THUGS.

      Sherry West (Baby’s mother) begged them not to kill her baby but they murdered her baby in front of her http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297392/Sherry-West-tells-robbers-shot-sleeping-baby-Antonio-dead-Brunswick.html

      Where are scumbags O’homo, holder, sharpton, jackson outrage and cry for the justice?

      • Justsomeguy151

        Yr crazy if you think I support the LSM. Any intelligent person can see they lie, inflame and omit the facts when they even bother to report something. Russia is on high military alert but the media is fawning over a baby. Obumma is trying to instigate a “race” war or just keep people on edge w/ his shameless race baiting. The more people talk about this, they won’t talk about Benghazi, IRS targetting conservatives, Operation:Fast and Furious.

        All that being said, just because the hopelessly corrupt LSM did their best to try and push a black vs white narrative, doesn’t excuse what Z did. He started the whole damn thing. He wasn’t found guilty but hes nowhere near innocent.

        • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

          STOP your DIARRHETIC DEMAGOGUERY.

          • Justsomeguy151

            AS soon as you grow up and shut up, you hypocritical LIBTARD LIAR. What a WACK JOB.

  • ONTIME

    Apparently the jounrnalistic traded needs a journeyman training program, saving the world word by word is a delicate art form and from what I read and hear now the majority of these folks are mucking up the objective part and letting sleezebags back in office….Remember who buys the news, who you work for and why you have the job and success will follow good work…

  • WTS/JAY

    Obama gets illegal foreign campaign donations through China-based fundraiser

    For the first time in U.S. history, a political campaign hit the billion-dollar mark. After raising $181 million in September, Obama’s re-election effort raised nearly $950 million this cycle.

    In the interest of protecting U.S. national interests so that America isn’t auctioned off to the highest bidder, federal law prohibits political campaigns to accept or solicit donations from foreign countries and foreign nationals. But a study by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) finds that Obama’s reelection campaign likely received millions of dollars in foreign contributions, funneled through a prominent Democratic donor named Robert Roche.

    Roche founded and sits on the board of Acorn International Inc, a media and branding direct sales company based in Shanghai, China. He lives in China, has deep connections to the Chinese Communist Party, and is a frequent visitor to the Obama White House…

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/obama-gets-illegal-foreign-campaign-donations-through-china-based-fundraiser/

  • chrisnj

    Apparently the liberal and very enlightened San Francisco which no doubt includes a very enlightened and liberal ownership and staff at KTVU, is much more bigoted and racist than they like to admit.

    No doubt the only reason they are not being fully sued by the airline and hounded to the ends of the earth for racial insensitivity by AG Holder over at the Owellian-named Justice Department, is because they are great supporters and defenders of liberals everywhere and the Obama regime in particular.

    Perhaps it was they who first advised Obama that there are 57 states in the union.

  • mnkysnkle

    Excellent article, John. But you got one thing wrong. He’s not “biggus dickus”, but rather “bogus dickus”!!!

  • WTS/JAY

    An Italian, a Scotsman and a Chinese fellow…

    An Italian, a Scotsman and a Chinese fellow are hired at a construction site.

    The foreman points out a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian guy, ‘You’re in charge of sweeping.’

    To the Scotsman he says, ‘You’re in charge of shoveling.’

    And to the Chinese guy, ‘You’re in charge of supplies.’

    He then says, ‘Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you guys to make a dent in that there pile.’

    So the foreman goes away for a couple hours and when he returns, the pile of sand is untouched.

    He asks the Italian, ‘Why didn’t you sweep any of it?’

    The Italian replies, ‘I no hava no broom. You saida to the Chinese a fella that he a wasa in a charge of supplies, but he hasa disappeared and I no coulda finda him nowhere.’

    Then the foreman turns to the Scotsman and says, ‘And you, I thought I told you to shovel this pile.’

    The Scotsman replies, ‘Aye, ye did lad, boot ah couldnay get meself a shoovel! Ye left th’ Chinese gadgie in chairge of supplies, boot ah couldnayfin’ him either.’

    The foreman is really angry now and storms off toward the pile of sand to look for the Chinese guy …Just then, the Chinese guy leaps out from behind the pile of sand and yells…

    ‘SUPPLIES!!’

  • WTS/JAY

    Lost in Chinese Translation

    Translating between two languages is never easy but translating to Chinese has an additional peril that other languages don’t have. The Chinese language can be said to be composed of monosyllabic words and compound words consisting of one or more such monosyllabic words. Therefore, every writable utterance is a word with at least one meaning and often more, depending on the context.

    When a foreign company wants to introduce a new product into the Chinese market, it has two choices. It can take the easy way out by simply translating the meaning of the name or coming with an entirely new name. However, most companies like the idea of global branding so they prefer to come up with a name which is phonetically close to the original name. But in doing so, they must make sure that the characters (words) chosen are not just a jumbled mismatch. In fact, they must choose a name that is relevant and has a positive connotation. But that is not enough. Because all non-compound words are monosyllabic, there are a lot of homonyms. Hence even if the companies have been careful about selecting words with just the right meaning, the listener could actually hear or parse the name differently than intended, as the following examples of real-life events demonstrate.

    Things don’t always go better with Coke…

    Coca Cola’s first version of its Chinese name was different from the one it presently uses. Unfortunately, the Company found the people interpreted its first choice as “Bite the wax tadpole [蝌蝌啃蜡]” or “Female horse stuffed with wax”, depending on the dialect. Coke then settled with Ke Kou Ke Le [可口可樂] , which translates literally as “tasty, can make you happy” or very loosely as “so mouth-watering it makes you happy.”

    Pepsi didn’t fare much better with the translation of its “Come alive with the Pepsi Generation” slogan. In Taiwan, it became “Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.”*

    The KFC slogan “Finger- lickin’ good” was interpreted as “Eat your fingers off.*”

    http://www.yellowbridge.com/humor/mistranslations.php

  • Peter Wang

    I laughed because it was funny, but why do people feel the need to preempt the normal logical reaction with the proviso “but not because I am a racist”? Actually, that’s because we are cowered by the politically correct; can I suggest that we all get used to dropping the politically correct condition precedent, and just say it was funny.

  • S.C.Murf

    151 you need to make that popping sound, your life depends on it.

    up the hill
    airborne

  • Frank Kahn

    First you need to read the rules for posting comments. Personal attacks are not condoned.

    Your ignorant lie about my sexuality is bordering in infantile stupidity.

    Your classification of my post as being motivated by liberal beliefs is laughable, but sad, considering that it is your diatribe that is actually liberally biased.

  • Justsomeguy151

    You should heed yr own advice, hypocrite. Calling me or even inferring that I’m a bigot because I don’t support the murderous bigot Zimmerman would fall into that category, genius.

    Why so offended about yr gay sexuality? Do you hate gays also, bigot?

    YOU are the Libtard hypocrite here, not me. Yr so stupid you even refer to my defending the murdered kid as “racist”. Wake up, lying hypocrite, you ARE a Libtard hypocrite as proven in yr infantile self embarrassing gay manifesto that you posted earlier.

  • Bob666

    Yo Frankie,

    “Your ignorant lie about my sexuality is bordering in infantile stupidity”.

    ” NOW I KNOW YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE WOULD OBJECT TO YOUR PERSONAL QUEER LOVE STORY, BUT IT IS A FACT OF LIFE”.

    So aside from the world having to dance to your tune or get off of the dance floor-you are a world class hypocrite that believes the world is centered around you as well?

    And I have no grasp of reality Frank????????

    Very -Very Sad!

  • Frank Kahn

    There are some differences in the motivation and reasoning behind the comments.

    “Yo Frankie,

    “Your ignorant lie about my sexuality is bordering in infantile stupidity”.”

    The fact that I did not, in any way, make any statements to him regarding homosexuality, either for or against, would make his statement unsupportable.

    “” NOW I KNOW YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE WOULD OBJECT TO YOUR PERSONAL QUEER LOVE STORY, BUT IT IS A FACT OF LIFE”.

    So aside from the world having to dance to your tune or get off of the dance floor-you are a world class hypocrite that believes the world is centered around you as well?”

    The comment, that I made to you, which you quoted, was based on your continuous support and defense of homosexuality. That makes it a different set of rules, compared to his remark to me. It is not inconsistent so not hypocritical.

    If you follow the thread of the postings, I am supporting the laws of nature, not my personal agenda.

    “And I have no grasp of reality Frank????????

    Very -Very Sad!”

    Yes, it is sad that you are struggling to understand the reality and truth in the world. Maybe it is more a matter of not understanding the meanings of the word you use.

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