You don’t need to live in Congo to be raped by your government anymore

Today I had the pleasure of talking to a senior-level, PhD researcher at a very large corporation that you have heard of, interacted with, and given money to.

I am under the clear impression that this man is a liberal Democrat, though by nature he is generally unpolitical. He has good (and bad) words to be said about congresspeople and officials from both parties. His votes are normally driven by local matters of interest to him because of how they impact his (entirely gentile) recreational habits.

He mentioned to me how he fears for his young daughter’s safety because of the new TSA guidelines.

He worries how the software in the machine prevents levels of radiation levels high enough to harm his daughter’s reproductive system.

He worries how his daughter’s normal development will be effected by being regularly fondled by strangers.

I have not heard any reports of systematic sexual assault on civilians by al Qaeda under Osama bin Laden.

I wish I had not heard any reports of systematic sexual assaults by U.S. government under Barack Obama.

But I cannot.

As far as the normal development of young girls go, they appear to be safer in areas controlled by bin Laden’s al Qaeda than by the Obama’s United States.

The Ben Bernank, Explained

Information on who exactly has viewed this video available at The Daily Beast. An excerpt:

I should point out that I was told to download the YouTube video not by some dopey trader during a slow day in the markets, but by a CEO in New York City who runs one of the biggest financial firms in the world. Bernanke’s senior staff has seen it too, I’m told, though a spokesman wouldn’t say whether the chairman has.