For Brad and Paul
There are about a dozen islands near Japan which are predominately filled with cats. They’re popular tourist attractions. Is it me or do many of the cats pictured have Asian-looking eyes?
Islands of cats: https://www.google.com/
The indictment said Amigo sold counterfeit Lady Liberty and U.S. Flag Forever stamps in 2010 and 2012. The main postal facility in Buffalo discovered the Federal scam from numerous letters with the stamps affixed. They were being sold at small, retail grocery locations in the Buffalo area. Amigo’s charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 5- years or a fine of $250,000 or – both.
There are a few problems here. At just 44¢ apiece, you’ve got to make and sell a whole lot of stamps to make it worth risking prison and a hefty fine. Also, if your customers turn them in, they’ll get back nothing except a ‘thanks’ from the government. And if they use them, they risk jail time too.
Counterfeit US postal stamps: https://www.google.com/
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got hawks in Congress all excited yesterday by saying Obama is making a bad deal with Iran. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham just about had climaxes! They’ve been howling to bomb Iran – or Syria – or any other Muslim country for years now. They were prime flag-waving cheerleaders for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Their 14-year blood and sand lust is still not satiated.
Mine is. And I don’t think we need foreign leaders to advise us how to fuck up nation relations – we do just fine on our own.
Netanyahu can only see as far as Israel’s borders – that’s his job. When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. He won’t admit his country has nuclear weapons or one of the best armies in the world. Let his horses get into the race! And, not for nothing, where are those big armies from Jordan and Saudi Arabia that were going to lead the fight against ISIS? It’s THEIR sand – let them kick it.
For the US, talks with Iran and trade sanctions are fine for now. Netanyahu should shut up and run his own country. If he doesn’t, we should send Obama to the Knesset uninvited. That should convince Israelis they can do it better by themselves.
Does Israel have nukes? https://www.google.com/