Hi Ferfal,Interesting article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-14/dare-question-argentinas-inflation-data-prepare-go-jailJeff
Argentina is trying again to criminally prosecute people who publish independent inflation data, just as Congress opens debate on a 2014 budget that assumes economic good times next year.The government is predicting strong annual economic growth of 6.2 percent, inflation of just 10.4 percent and a peso dropping only 10 percent against the dollar.Independent economists call these numbers wildly optimistic, and say that Argentina’s growth prospects are troubling and inflation is actually running more than twice as high. They maintain that illegal currency trading reflects much greater pressure to formally devalue the currency than the government has acknowledged.As Economy Minister Hernan Lorenzino proposed the budget to Congress, Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno went to court, accusing four different consulting firms of criminal “speculation” for publishing inflation data that contradicts official reports.Among those Moreno targeted Thursday was economist Orlando Ferreres, who estimates inflation is rising by 23.8 percent annually. He called the accusations against him “ridiculous” in an interview with Radio La Red on Friday, and said they only make sense in “an upside-down world.”Moreno also asked the judge to approve similar charges against economists with M&S, Buenos Aires City and Finsoport SA consultancies. If charged, tried and convicted of “speculation,” they could face two years in prison.
I hope you guys appreciate this. I just watched about two hours of Honey Boo Boo videos. My IQ must have dropped 20% because of it and the images will haunt me forever. Gone are the days of the silly “realty shows”. It’s a new world out there people. There’s nothing you can do anymore that is stupid or degrading enough. We didn’t just lose our moral compass. Someone threw away the last compass mankind had and burned and erased all dictionaries so that we don’t even know what the word moral means anymore.
Yesterday I was talking with an American friend that is… well, lets call it disappointed with the way things are going these days in his country. We talked about how things have been changing in the last few years, not only in America but the entire world. One thing lead to another and he sent me a link to South Park’s Honey Boo Boo episode, a parody about The Learning Channel’s most recent abomination. Yes people, abomination as in abhorrent monstrosity, offensive to the natural order of things.
I just wasn’t ready for it. After watching the South Park episode I watched the actual show. Compared to the real show, the South Park parody was refined world class humor.
We all know by now what garbage gets labeled as entertainment these days, and reality shows show the worst of what “reality” has to offer. I remember the days when Discovery and History channel were “boring” by the average guy’s standards, full of documentaries about space, nature or academic approaches to various social and cultural events. Today? Well, you know.
How can I explain what “Here comes Honey Boo Boo” represents?
Lets see. A morbidly obese family, including 7 year old “Honey Boo Boo”. This is a child overweight beyond what any doctor would consider healthy and yet fed in a way I wouldn’t feed my dog. That kid is being murdered with corn syrup. I’m not kidding. It’s a clearly morbidly obese child being fed fat and syrup in a deliberate attempt against its health. If live coverage of such neglect isn’t enough to have the child taken away by Child Protective Service I don’t know what else is needed.
Any cheap and disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on TV is here. Farting, mucus eating and burping with constant references to how the family members look like pigs. TLC is as subtle as getting a haircut with a lawnmower with their swine references. A teen mother that doesn’t know what “abdomen” means. A 33 year old grandmother with four kids from four different fathers living in filth, all of them with such poor speak skills, they constantly need subtitles as if they spoke in another language. Again, the not so subtle message here is these people aren’t even humans given that you shouldn’t need English subtitles for English speaking people, should you?
You have all the possible negative redneck stereotypes wrapped into one show: Fat, child beauty pageant obsession, southern accent, ignorance and fast food all edited for that extra disgusting effect and of course, the constant banjo music as icing on the cake. Its all about denigrating the South, about showing low income, welfare white people as sub human animals.
Quiet, dignified, hard working southerner? No way, this is the ultimate freak show baby! We all know that no one “from the South” goes to college or even touches a book. All educated Americans come from LA and New York of course. Lets grab a bunch of ignorant clowns, promiscuous, fat and stupid and lets show them doing stupid stuff while drinking corn syrup in a brutal race to diabetes, now that’s what “the South” is all about. Oh yeah!
At this point we have to ask ourselves, is this just a tragic accident? The stereotyping and discrimination towards what CNN calls “The South”, is obvious enough, but is this just an unfortunate series of events? Is TLC just trying to make a few more millions by feeding the mass of viewers what they want or is there something else going on here? In the South Park parody they talked about lowering the bar. Is this a deliberate attempt to lower the bar, right there to the floor where we can all just trip on it and break our necks?
I don’t believe much in coincidences and I especially don’t believe in THAT many coincidences. When you make a deliberate attempt to portrait a poor white southern family as the most disgusting pack of animals on the planet, a mockery of what the American family used to be, you sure as hell have an agenda. In case this is all too subtle for the average viewer, TLC throws in a plastic baby Jesus, toes eaten by rats, and Honey Boo Boo spitting in its face. Take that Bible Belt!
You know what’s worse? What makes you lose all hope ? Its not the millions watching it, because millions can watch it like they can watch a youtube clip of a plane crash or car accident. The worst part is something else.
The worst part is that people “like” it.
As in they like it on youtube, facebook, social media. In general they do like it and feel this is just good ‘ol fun. Oh boy! Put me some of ‘em subtitles ‘cause I’m know no more how is spoke ‘em English!
Honey Boo Boo (God, brain cells do die each time I type this) isn’t about the decline of America. Sadly enough, Honey Boo Boo is what you have AFTER the collapse. This is the post-collapse American family people. As cheap and useless as it gets. This is what America has become, but not just America. This is what Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America has turned into as well. Its global. In UK parents burn down their house with their kids inside for the insurance. In Spain a 40 year old chops his parents to pieces with a sword because they don’t let him play videogames any more. The lowest common denominator indeed. You just cant get any lower than this, than people effectively transformed into a bunch of brute animals. Into Pigs. Pigs that speak, but barely so. They need subtitles after all. TLC has gone Gorge Orwell on us.
I leave you with the two most significant quotes of the 21th century, the ones that mark the collapse of western civilization, forget that, the collapse of all human kind.
“Honey Boo Boo endorsed me, so that’s a big relief.”
“I wish I had an extra finger. Then I could grab more cheeseballs.”
Honey Boo Boo
Hi Fernando.I want to start of by saying I’m a big fan. I watch your videos almost everyday.I am a highly trained member of the usa army. I am very big on self defense. I am currently stationed in the usa and visit/ communicate with my family everyday to make sure they are ok. I am deploying over seas at the end of the month. I offered to buy each member of my a family a firearm and send them to shooting class. They have all declined saying they don’t believe in guns or weapons for that matter. And they believe they don’t have to develop survival skills.My question is do have any ideas or tactics on how I could encourage them to take self defense more seriously or any ideas at all on actions I can take to make sure they are safe before I deploy and while I’m away?Thank you,Matt
I leave you this blessing;
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. - An Old Irish Blessing
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