3:38 P.M. From TVC …

Let Me Show You My Shocked Face

Posted on November 15 , 2018

Pentagon fails its first ever audit , official says …

WASHINGTON ( Reuters ) – The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday , finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve.

Results of the inspection – conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems , military personnel and property – were expected to be completed later in the day.

“We failed the audit , but we never expected to pass it ” Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters.

The U.S. defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30 was $700 billion. It was unclear what consequences there would be for the failed audit , but defense officials and outside experts have said it may be years before the Pentagon is able to fix its accounting gaps and errors and pass an audit.A 1990 federal law mandated that U.S. government agencies be audited , but the Pentagon had not faced a comprehensive audit until this one was launched in December.

Let me take my shoes and socks off here for a second …

This audit started a year ago , so, 2017 – 1990 = TWENTY SEVEN FUCKING YEARS that they fucked this audit off to start with , the office in the Pentagon that this audit was supposed to started in conveniently had an ‘ Airliner ‘ slam into it and destroy any trace of what had been going on there way back on 9 / 11 /2001 just for good measure to begin with and just who ever thought there would be the slimmest chance of there ever being any accountability there in the first place was ? 

Anyone ? 

Bueller ? 

Yeah , that’s what I thought.

Trillions of tax payer dollars down a bottomless rat hole and some rich assed motherfucking Military Industrial Complex types laughing all the way to the bank, year after year , after year after year.

If anyone ever expects to see an ounce of accountability for all that money I have a slightly rusty hammer or a toilet seat to sell them at only 16 billion dollars piece.

Cheap by these peoples standards.

I’ll even autograph them for you at no charge.

Source: The Vulgar Curmudgeon | Documenting The Death Of America

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9:14 A.M. Had to start of the posting with this one !!! …

Ever thought of getting a health check but worried about having to , well, drop your pants ? …

Meet the Testimatic ! …

That’s a booth to allow New Zealand men to have their testicles checked without having to face a doctor. Testicular cancer is the number one cancer in young men in Western nations and the booth is being rolled out with fanfare at a big expo in Auckland …

How does it work ?… Into the booth , down with the pants and a doctor will check you anonymously through a little hole. The booth is set up at this weekend’s Big Boys Toys expo , a huge exhibition catering to all things men stereotypically are supposed to be into. So that’s stuff like cars , gadgets , action sports , barbeque or construction machinery. Strolling between all those markers of perceived old school masculinity , you’ll run in the Testimatic , labelled as ‘ the world’s first auto ball checker ‘.

What you do is muster your courage , step up to the booth , pull a curtain around you and drop your pants. What then happens is not some fancy high tech screening process … Instead , there’s a good old urologist sitting in the booth who , through a hole , will have a little feel of your balls. In a matter of minutes , you’ll be good to go again !!! …

Source: New Zealand launches balls checking booth for testicular cancer – BBC News

11:19 A.M. From Thomas W(h)ispered …

Don’t Lecture America on Veterans Day

French President Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One on Sunday , using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.

Macron spoke bluntly of the threat from nationalism , calling it a betrayal of moral values. He said :

“ Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism : nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism ” Macron said … “ When we say ‘our interests come first , those of others don’t matter’ , we erase the very thing that a nation holds most precious , that which gives it life and makes it great : its moral values ”…

A quick check of the dictionary shows that Macron is full of it.  But beyond that , how dare he criticize the leader of the nation that pulled French bacon from the fire in two world wars !!! …

pa·tri·ot·ism ; the quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country

na·​tion·​al·​ism ; loyalty and devotion to a nation

Appear to be synonymous as far as I’m concerned ! …

Source: Thomas W(h)ispered

8:30 P.M. This from the Chuck Heston ” You’ll have to pry it from my cold , dead hands ” Club …

A mocking tweet from the National Rifle Association has stirred many physicians to post on social media about their tragically frequent experiences treating patients in the aftermath of gun violence …

” Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane ” the NRA tweeted on Thursday … ” Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting , however , the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves “…

The NRA was criticizing the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) new position paper , in which the physicians’ group outlines its public health approach to reducing deaths and injuries from firearms …

” We are not anti-gun : we are anti-bullet holes in our patients  ” Esther Choo , a doctor and professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University , replied on Twitter … ” Most upsetting , actually , is death and disability from gun violence that is unparalleled in the world “…

The NRA posted its tweet just hours before a man shot and killed 12 people at a country-western bar in Thousand Oaks , California …

” I would like to graciously extend the invitation to the author of this tweet and anyone else from the NRA to join me at the hospital the next time I care for a child who has been hurt or killed by a gun that wasn’t safely stored or was an innocent bystander ” tweeted Jeannie Moorjani , a pediatric doctor in Orlando.

More physicians weighed in , often using the hashtag #ThisIsOurLane …

” Do you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly ? This isn’t just my lane … It’s my f****** highway ” wrote forensic pathologist Judy Melinek , in a tweet that has gone viral …

A trauma surgeon in Utah tweeted a photo of his blue scrubs covered in blood … ” Can’t post a patient photo ” he wrote … “so this is a selfie. This is what it looks like to #stayinmylane.”

Well put !!! …

Source: After NRA Mocks Doctors, Physicians Reply: ‘This Is Our Lane’ | WESM

7:53 P.M. Voice of HAL silenced at 90 …

A pioneer of the Stratford Festival , Douglas Rain , died Sunday at the age of 90 in a hospital just outside the city in which he first established his longtime classical career.

Rain spent 32 seasons acting at Stratford and was one of the few surviving founding members of the company. But his biggest mark on pop culture surprisingly came through another role : as HAL 9000 , the unmistakable voice from the sentient computer in Stanley Kubrick’s film , 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

Source: Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival pioneer and voice of HAL, dead at 90 | CBC News