Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday Musicale: "Career Of Evil"

 Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says, ‘We will not apologize’  —  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back Monday at the growing condemnation of her agency's practice of separating migrant families at the border, telling a gathering of law enforcement officers, “We will not apologize for the job we do.”
Blue Öyster Cult with Patti Smith and Allen Lanier - "Career of Evil" (Rehearsal)
BONUS TRACK:

Senator demands Trump official resign for lies about family separation

Sen. Kamala Harris has had enough of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's lies about Trump's policy ripping children from their families.
G.T.F.O, witch!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Ineptitude Afloat

THU 17 JUN 1943
Pacific
Submarine chaser SC-740 sinks after running aground, 15°32'S, 147°06'E. [Possibly on the Great Barrier Reef. — M.B.]

Submarine Drum (SS-228) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking transport Myoko Maru about 175 miles east-northeast of Kavieng, New Ireland, 02°03'S, 153°44'E.

Mediterranean
Tank landing ships LST-6 and LST-326 are damaged in collision, North African area, 37°18'N, 09°51'E.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Large Japanese Air Raid

WED 16 JUN 1943
Pacific
In the largest raid since 7 April 1943, Japanese aircraft attack ships off Guadalcanal; while a large number of enemy planes are shot down, tank landing ship LST-340, damaged by dive bombers, is beached off Lunga Point, 09°26'S, 160°05'E; cargo ship Celeno (AK-76) is also damaged, 09°24'S, 160°02'E.

THIS WEB-LOG STANDS W/ CANADA
& AGAINST TRUMP'S TRADE WAR

GIPHY
Our two cents (Canadian) for all the difference it'll make.

LATER THAT EVENING, CONTEXTUALIZATION:
TOP STORIES
Just the fear of a trade war is straining the global economy. It’s already disrupting business, discouraging investment and slowing cargo.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:54 AM EST

Only a few months ago, the global economy appeared to be humming, with all major nations growing in unison. Now, the world’s fortunes are imperiled by an unfolding trade war.

Aw, Fuck No! Not Nick Knox!

I hate being obligated to note when someone I know dies (even the cases where I was born before & have outlived the dead) & it's happened again.

The Cramps Drummer Nick Knox Dead at 60

Psychobilly pioneers' longest-tenured drummer played on four studio albums and debut EP 'Gravest Hits'
Mr. Knox occasionally hung w/ the party clique w/ which I used to hang, possibly because Click Mort (check the blog-roll) former Cramps guitarist, used to hang w/ us too. Perfectly nice person, never gave me any shit. (Unlike Click, but that's another story.)

Post-American Bandstand

Sun Ra - "It's After the End of the World"

Making America Bend Over Again

For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren’t just flat. They’re falling.
The average hourly wage paid to a key group of American workers has fallen from last year when accounting for inflation, as an economy that appears strong by several measures continues to fail to create bigger paychecks, the federal government said Tuesday.

For workers in “production and nonsupervisory” positions, the value of the average paycheck has declined in the past year. For those workers, average “real wages” — a measure of pay that takes inflation into account — fell from $22.62 in May 2017 to $22.59 in May 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

[...]

The fall in those wages has alarmed some economists, who say paychecks should be getting fatter at a time when unemployment is low and businesses are hiring.

“This is odd and remarkable,” said Steven Kyle, an economist at Cornell University. “You would not normally see this kind of thing unless there were some kind of external shock, like a bad hurricane season, but we haven't had that.”

The falling wages promise to exacerbate historic levels of U.S. inequality. Within the labor force, it means workers who were already making less are falling further behind. And if private laborers as a whole are seeing their earnings flatten while the economy as a whole grows at an annual rate of more than 2 percent, that means the gains are going almost exclusively to people already at the top of the economic ladder, economists say.
You lose again, you fucking chumps. How much longer are you going to bend over & spread 'em for your corporate masters, wage-slaves? Be a man like me, stand up to the scum & lose everything you have, cowards!!

[WaPo]

Friday, June 15, 2018

Same Ocean, Same Boats, Also Too

TUE 15 JUN 1943
Pacific
Submarine Gunnel (SS-253) sinks Japanese merchant passenger-cargo ship Koyo Maru in Tsushima Straits, 33°55'N, 127°38'E.

Submarine Sailfish (SS-192) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinju Maru south of Todozaki, Honshu, 39°00'N, 142°00'E.

Submarine Trout (SS-202) damages Japanese oiler Sanraku Maru in the Celebes Sea, off Sibitu, 05°09'N, 119°38'E; Sanraku Maru is eventually scuttled, 04°45'N, 119°48'E.