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Since: Feb 12
#165173 Jul 22, 2013
Oh no. DJIA is up. Another record high. So sorry, Rogue, I can understand your disappointment. Guess Justice ha ha LRS's prayers and last daily meeting with God asking for an economic apocalypse didn't bear fruit. I don't know how to explain this unfortunate turn of events for you, damn record-breaking DJIA, but hey, I know, it's the Unions' fault. Damn unions.
#165174 Jul 22, 2013
#165175 Jul 22, 2013
Sorry Groid. I didn't live here in '91! LMAO!
#165176 Jul 22, 2013
Chris Hedges: The Liberal Elite has Betrayed the People They Claim to Defend / http://tinyurl.com/l2wug65 / July 22, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says The Democratic Party used to watch out for the interests of labor and even for the poor. But that all changed under Bill Clinton. Although Clinton, like Obama, continues to speak in that feel-your- pain language of traditional liberalism, they've completely betrayed the very people that they purport to represent and defend. Pt. 5 of 7 - 18 min ago
#165177 Jul 22, 2013
You'll never live down being a coward and running away like a manchild. Might as well not even try. As I told you before, I'm not gay so quit hitting on me! LMAO!
#165178 Jul 22, 2013
Poor Romper. Puss boi stuck on stupid. I pity your mom - I'm sure she was hoping for a son
#165179 Jul 22, 2013
Calling Marine Major Ritter
Like it or not, Marine Major Scott Ritter had it right all along.
By Colonel David Hackworth
Ritter, the United Nations' chief weapons inspector in Iraq until 1998, took us all on – virtually alone, against incredible odds – stating, "Iraq is not a threat to the U.S." and begging the American people to take charge and not "sit back and allow your government to go to war against Iraq ...[without all] the facts on the table to back this war up."
As per his reputation on training fields and battlefields, this granite-jawed former Marine stood his ground and never flinched. He reminds me of another two-fisted, tell-it-like-it-is Marine, Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, the recipient of two Medals of Honor, who was almost drummed out of the Marine Corps twice: Once in the 1930s for calling Benito Mussolini a "fascist," and once again a few years later when he rattled the military-industrial complex by daring to declare that "War is a racket."
Ritter, too, took serious punishment from his critics – and instead of doing proper due diligence or asking hard questions, the media quickly piled on. It was not Fox's finest hour when that network gleefully painted him as a 21st-century Benedict Arnold – not that he had many primetime advocates anywhere else. Even CNN's usually evenhanded Paula Zahn said to Ritter six months before America unleashed its miscalculated military solution on Iraq, "People out there are accusing you of drinking Saddam Hussein's Kool-Aid." http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp...
Understanding the Roots of Terrorism: Iraq as a Case Study.
No WMD’s In Iraq: by Marine Major Scott Ritter
November 13, 2002
#165180 Jul 22, 2013
I pity you, Gaylord! LMAO!
#165181 Jul 22, 2013
Doug Feith Cooked The Books For Bush
Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecutor
Aug. 25, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/6bodqmu
Aug 25 (OneWorld)- A chief prosecutor of Nazi war crimes at Nuremberg has said George W. Bush should be tried for war crimes along with Saddam Hussein. Benjamin Ferencz, who secured convictions for 22 Nazi officers for their work in orchestrating the death squads that killed more than 1 million people, told OneWorld both Bush and Saddam should be tried for starting "aggressive" wars--Saddam for his 1990 attack on Kuwait and Bush for his 2003 invasion of Iraq.
"Nuremberg declared that aggressive war is the supreme international crime," the 87-year-old Ferencz told OneWorld from his home in New York. He said the United Nations charter, which was written after the carnage of World War II, contains a provision that no nation can use armed force without the permission of the UN Security Council.
Ferencz said that after Nuremberg the international community realized that every war results in violations by both sides, meaning the primary objective should be preventing any war from occurring in the first place.
He said the atrocities of the Iraq war--from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the massacre of dozens of civilians by U.S. forces in Haditha to the high number of civilian casualties caused by insurgent car bombs--were highly predictable at the start of the war.
MI6 chief told PM Tony Blair: Americans ‘fixed’ case for war
March 20, 2005 / http://tinyurl.com/n3x7y3b
THE HEAD of MI6 told Tony Blair that the case for war against Iraq was being “fixed” by the Americans to suit the policy, according to a BBC documentary that will reignite its battle with the government.
Blair followed the US lead by failing to reveal publicly doubts about the quality of intelligence that he had requested to support the case for war, the programme claims.
Sir Richard Dearlove, head of MI6, briefed Blair and a select group of ministers on America’s determination to press ahead with the war nine months before hostilities began.
After attending a briefing in Washington, he told the meeting that war was “inevitable”. Dearlove said “the facts and intelligence” were being “fixed round the policy” by George W Bush’s administration /
#165182 Jul 22, 2013
Yea, that George is a terrible guy!
#165183 Jul 22, 2013
Bush Sought ‘Way’ To Invade Iraq?
O'Neill Tells '60 Minutes' Iraq Was 'Topic A' 8 Months Before 9-11
Jan. 11, 2004 / http://tinyurl.com/9jqge
“From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go,” says O’Neill, who adds that going after Saddam was topic "A" 10 days after the inauguration - eight months before Sept. 11.
“From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime,” says Suskind.“Day one, these things were laid and sealed.”
As treasury secretary, O'Neill was a permanent member of the National Security Council. He says in the book he was surprised at the meeting that questions such as "Why Saddam?" and "Why now?" were never asked.
"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this,’" says O’Neill.“For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap.”
And that came up at this first meeting, says O’Neill, who adds that the discussion of Iraq continued at the next National Security Council meeting two days later.
Some Iraq Analysts Felt Pressure From Cheney Visits
June 5, 2003 / http://tinyurl.com/kjcxxys
Vice President Cheney and his most senior aide made multiple trips to the CIA over the past year to question analysts studying Iraq's weapons programs and alleged links to al Qaeda, creating an environment in which some analysts felt they were being pressured to make their assessments fit with the Bush administration's policy objectives, according to senior intelligence officials.
With Cheney taking the lead in the administration last August in advocating military action against Iraq by claiming it had weapons of mass destruction, the visits by the vice president and his chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, "sent signals, intended or otherwise, that a certain output was desired from here," one senior agency official said yesterday.
Since: May 10
#165185 Jul 22, 2013
COMMUNISM IS CREEPING IN ONE STEP AT A TIME, EXACTLY AS PLANNED.
Six trivia questions to see how much history you know. Be honest, it's kinda
fun and revealing. If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Answer
all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers .
Who said it?
1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above
2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by
the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared
responsibility,,,,,for shared prosperity."
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above
3) "(We).....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means
something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above
4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give
up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above
5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx
D. None of the above
6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most
profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
C. Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above
Scroll down for answers
(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005
Wanna know something scary? She may be the next socialist president if you don't forward this to everyone that you know.
#165186 Jul 22, 2013
Center for Constitutional Rights: Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush / 2007-06-29 http://tinyurl.com/3b8ju3
Here are four Articles of Impeachment as put forth by the Center for Constitutional Rights. Each of the four have substantial supporting documentation, which includes the Congressional Record, private correspondence from government officials, public statements by President Bush and other Administration officials, press accounts, and court documents. I have written below verbatim the Articles of Impeachment from a book by William Goodman, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, entitled: "Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush" (Hoboken, New Jersey: Melville House Publishing, 2006). http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/...
The Libby Commutation: Coincidence, or Conspiracy? July 5, 2007
Ambassador Joe Wilson writes a New York Times op-ed article suggesting that George W. Bush knowingly lied to the American people in a Constitutionally-required duty of Bush’s office - the State of the Union speech - and Wilson’s wife is punished by having her career and her life’s work destroyed (along with the destruction of a major CIA undercover asset in the front company of Brewster Jennings, Inc.).
Coincidence or conspiracy? That’s part of what U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was charged with discovering.
In the process, Fitzgerald found that somebody was repeatedly trying to “throw sand in the umpire’s eyes”- obstructing Fitzgerald’s investigation into the now-identified conspiracy to destroy a CIA asset as a form of political payback. That person obstructing the investigation into the conspiracy, Fitzgerald discovered, worked at the right hands of both President Bush and Vice President Cheney and was named Irving Lewis Libby Coincidence or conspiracy? http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/07/0...
Since: May 10
#165187 Jul 22, 2013
I ran into a 51 year old Vietnam War Vet. Well, sort of. He claimed he was. He was wearing a ball cap with Vietnam Vet. on it. Now I am no math wiz but if he was born in 1962, he would have been eleven years old when we finished pulling out of Vietnam in 1973.
So I decided to humor him so I asked him where in Vietnam he was stationed and he said up near the "Cambodian border". I asked him if he could be a little more specific but he couldn't. I then asked him what branch of service and I had to coax it out of him that he was "Army" so that now I could ask him what MOS he had and he said "what"?
At this point I decided not to embarrass him in front of his woman and told him, "Welcome back to the World" but I was not sure what world he was in.
Considering how many people hated the Vietnam War, we have four times as many people claimed to have been there than were actually there!
Sad, very sad.
#165188 Jul 22, 2013
Colonel Sam Gardiner Air Force retired is a lecturer at the Air War College, Naval War College, teaching psyops psychological warfare against foreign enemies of United States. Colonel Gardiner was a frequent military analyst for PBS news hour, the BBC, and NPR during Iraq war II. www.tinyurl.com/86pgd
The Colonel became horrified when he was seeing and hearing the news about Iraq. The Bush administration had turned psychological warfare operations against our own American citizenry.
No longer were just foreign enemies being targeted for coercion and deception. Now the target was the United States public.
#165189 Jul 22, 2013
Chicken Hawks - Hall of Shame
BUSH- CHENEY- RUDY- LIMBAUGH- O’REILLY- HANNITY LIEBERMAN & REAGAN / http://tinyurl.com/m69ww29
Since: May 10
#165190 Jul 22, 2013
Say Hello to Roderick Scott – the anti-George Zimmerman? by Onan Coca
Did you notice during the George Zimmerman trial how the media kept repeating the salacious question “What if Trayvon Martin had been white?” They acted as if this question was the perfect response to Zimmerman defenders. They pretended that this was a question without a “safe” answer, but in reality, the question had already been answered.
In April of 2009 Mr. Roderick Scott awoke at 3am to the sounds of three young men breaking into cars on his street. He called the police and went down to the street to make sure the young men did not flee before the police arrived. He shouted at the three to “freeze” and told them that the police were coming soon. The three boys stood before the big man obviously considering what they should do.
That’s when Christopher Cervini (17) rushed at Mr. Scott uttering “I’ll get you” or “I’ll get him.” Roderick Scott fired twice, killing the teenager. The trial that followed was again a case of prosecutorial overreach, as they tried to charge Mr. Scott with manslaughter. Fortunately for Mr. Scott, a jury of his peers agreed with him that he did only what was needed to protect himself.
Afterwards the prosecutor opined,“I just hope it’s not a message to this community… that you have the right to shoot an unarmed 17-year-old kid for breaking into a car.” The problem is that Mr. Scott did not shoot young Christopher Cervini for breaking into his car, but for attacking him. While the Cervini family may now be in much pain over the loss of their son, he brought himself to his tragic end through a series of terrible choices. Roderick Scott had every right to protect himself; he did what he should have… and a jury of his peers agreed.
Oh, and Roderick Scott was a 42 year old black man about the size of an NFL linebacker. Christopher Cervini was a skinny, 17 year old white kid with a little bit of marijuana in his system. Scott was justified in the killing of the younger man not because of the crime that Cervini had committed, but because Scott rightfully feared for his own safety.
There was no “white uproar” over the shooting of a young white man at the hands of a black man with a “hero-complex.” The NAACP didn’t show up to argue that the shooter should be jailed, or that the Justice Department should pursue charges of civil rights violations against the man for killing Cervini. Jesse Jackson, Al Shartpon, and all of the other race hate baiters stayed home for the trial. The trial was treated as a tragic situation that a young man brought on himself by turning to violence.
Which is exactly how the George Zimmerman case should have been treated. The next time someone tells you,“What if…?” You can tell them it already happened, and the outcome was exactly the same… minus the racial tension.
Since: May 10
#165191 Jul 22, 2013
Hummm, one third of all people who have successfully claimed Stand Your Ground are .... black. Yet only 16% of our population is ...... black! And that means blacks are twice as successful in using Florida's SYG law than are ..... non-blacks!!!
And yet you Libtards claim we white Floridians are racists!?!
#165192 Jul 22, 2013
El Cid wrote:
When is the last time Detroit had a non-Democrat mayor/city government? I think I more than made my point!!!
Whose da moron? Da question is easy to answer. Da answer is .... January 2, 1962!!! And every mayor cents 1974 has been a BLACK Democrat.
Now, just how was Detroit's problems caused by the Republicans?
#165193 Jul 22, 2013
Detroit bankruptcy: Handshake deal between Gov. John Engler and Mayor Dennis Archer haunts city
Editor's note: This story was originally published by Bridge Magazine on March 15, 2013.
It seemed a reasonable deal when Gov. John Engler and Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer shook hands on it in 1998.
The state of Michigan would give Detroit $333.9 million annually for nine years in revenue sharing funds -- if the city would ratchet down its highest-in-the-state city income tax rates.
All was going well, until the economy tanked, dragging the state’s tax collections and budget down with it. Detroit wound up getting far, far less than it was promised.
By one calculation, the city could have gained $700 million in additional funds in the period – for a city that has run repeated deficits (about $300 million this year alone) and piled up billions in debt to compensate.
And far more than money vanished – Detroit’s leaders and residents have never forgiven the state for how they were treated. And this ill will is affecting ongoing efforts to get Michigan’s largest city back on a financial even keel.
“The state of Michigan broke its promise to Detroit,” says Kenneth Cole, the city’s longtime lobbyist.(Cole, a former reporter with the Detroit News, is now a member of the Bridge Board of Advisers.)
Cole says Detroit lost $220 million worth of revenue sharing, plus $433 million to $508 million in income tax it wasn’t allowed to collect.
“No reasonable person can deny the impact this 1998 deal had on Detroit and its ability to deliver essential city services,” Cole added.“Why should Detroit again entrust its future to the state of Michigan?”
It’s a question many Detroiters in the wake of Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointment of Kevyn Orr as emergency financial manager to take control of the city’s fiscal crisis.
This crisis, Cole and city leaders say, was made worse by the state when it reneged on the 1998 agreement.
Detroiters carp about the issue almost daily on radio talk shows.
Mayor David Bing brought it up in last month’s State of the City message.
And it was the centerpiece of lawsuit the head of the city’s Law Department filed against the state last year in an unsuccessful bid to void the legal agreement Detroit officials and the Snyder administration signed to address the city’s financial crisis.
And some say this mistrust played a role in the Detroit City Council’s decision in January to reject the state’s offer to operate Belle Isle and pick up the $6.2 million annual tab for maintaining the celebrated, but poorly maintained, city park.
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