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Since: May 10
#174662 Oct 12, 2013
Dominican court ruling renders hundreds of thousands stateless
Reuters By Ricardo Rojas
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (Reuters)- For four generations Banesa Blemi's family, descendants of Haitian immigrants, put down roots as low-wage sugar cane cutters in their adopted homeland, and came to consider themselves Dominicans.
Then, last month the country's Constitutional Court issued a decision effectively denationalizing Blemi and her family, along with an estimated 250,000 fellow immigrants born after 1929.
"I have no country. What will become of me?" said Blemi, 27, standing with relatives outside the family's wooden shack near La Romana, the heart of the Dominican Republic's sugar cane industry and one of the Caribbean's top tourist resorts.
"We are Dominicans - we have never been to Haiti. We were born and raised here. We don't even speak Creole," she said, referring to Haiti's native tongue.
The September 23 court ruling retroactively denies Dominican nationality to anyone born after 1929 who does not have at least one parent of Dominican blood, under a constitutional clause declaring all others to be either in the country illegally or "in transit."
“Arm the homeless!”
Since: Jul 12
#174663 Oct 12, 2013
Forget what side of the political fence you reside on for the duration of this post and I don't think anyone can logically disagree with me.
Forget rep and dem for a min. Just be an American.
I really hate to use this word but I just can't seem to bend and twist the situation to make the use of a lesser word fully describe what just happened in America.
Treason by way of treachery.
The republicans and democrats had an agreement on the debt ceiling since JULY. A no bullshit agreement on the debt ceiling that came in 70 billion dollars BELOW what the senate wanted. Done.
When it came time to honor this agreement the GOP decided to renege. They held the debt ceiling hostage for the ransom of allowing them to pick at Obamacare. A bill that had democratically passed all necessary levels of govt.
They have not been able to concoct a legal argument
against it, so they in a nutshell decided to announce that "If you don't let us get our grubby mitts on Obamacare, we are going to fuck America."
Obama, not being the kind of guy who is threatened easily, didn't budge. He had their word, and they broke it. If I was in that situation, I would have reacted the same way. Tell them to kiss my ass. I am sure there are few here that would have acted differently.
THEN... the GOP had the gull to stare into TV cameras across the nation and lie to the people.
"This is Obama's shutdown"
"The democrats refuse to come to the table"
"They refuse to negotiate"
"Harry Reid won't work with us"
"They have no willingness at all to compromise"
Now, I was a salesman when I was young. And I am pretty sure that once you shake hands and agree on the deal... negotiations are over.
Just who do they think they are threatening?
Obama isn't going to miss out on a paycheck.
And as I said before... NONE of the "police state" programs will be interrupted at all.
Lets look at a few that will... just a few.
1. The center for disease control. That's right. NSA operational, CDC shutdown on the cusp of flu season.
2. More than 2 million federal workers will have their pay delayed. 800,000 of them will never be repaid.
3. Millions of veterans will not receive benefits if the shutdown last longer than 2 weeks.(I could expand on how ridiculous this is but it would take up and entire web page and end in gunfire.)
4. Most FDA food safety operations will cease.(No biggie... right?)
5. Nutritional programs for women and children such as WIC will be disrupted after a week.
6. Most of NASA's operations will be shut down that don't have anything to do with the urgent need to maintain satellites to spy on Americans and guide bombs into the homes of brown people.
That just scrapes the surface of what will happen if it turns out to be a lengthy shutdown.
THESE are the people the GOP has their weapons pointed at. Kind of scary huh?
Hey... anyone remember what is it called when a political group uses fear and threats as political leverage to influence policy? I know there was a word for that... Ahh! Terrorism.
And THAT is treason.
Why isn't the media calling it what it is?
Maybe they lack fortitude. But when you threaten to starve children, let disease run amok, and allow the veterans who have suffered to EARN their benefits suffer without them. That is treason by treachery.
This isn't treason against the govt.
This is treason against the American people.
Aaannnnd what is the punishment for treason???
Boehner should be first in line followed by every one of those repulsive pukes that lied to us about it.
And that is how I see it.
Go back to your political affiliations like nothing happened and continue to argue which side is more retarded.
Since: May 10
#174664 Oct 12, 2013
Hummm, a few days ago a "state" legislature from Louisianan made a similar analogy and the Libtard press attacked him now I wonder if they will also attack Dr. Carson. Just in case you don't know, Dr. Carson looks black!!!
Ben Carson: Obamacare worst thing to happen to the U.S. since slavery
Dr. Ben Carson didn’t mince words: Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
Dr. Carson made the declaration about President Obama’s sweeping health care mandate Friday during a speech at the Values Voter Summit.
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Since: May 10
#174665 Oct 12, 2013
You do know that Speaker Tip O"Neil shut down the government a DOZEN time while Reagan was president over such things as funding for abortions. Did that bother you then or is it only when Republicans do it?
By the way, it takes two sides to shut down the government.
#174666 Oct 12, 2013
I'm sure he's a real smart guy but, the severely gifted are unusually close to severely insane.
#174667 Oct 12, 2013
Tip O'Niel was severely wrong to shut down any government for any reason. But, he's dead and unable to hurt America again. Also, I'm a FDR New Deal type democrat.
Since: May 10
#174668 Oct 12, 2013
Hummm, I am surprised we have not heard more on this. I could say that the LEFT ignored the event but the Daily Kos carried it but I don't think the Main Stream Media has to include Fox News. Yep, They mentioned it for just a few seconds on Fox News this morning.
A RECORD-SETTING BLIZZARD KILLED 75,000 COWS AND YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN HEARD ABOUT IT
Oct. 10, 2013
WED OCT 09, 2013 AT 04:22 AM PDT
75,000 cattle die in an "early and unusual" South Dakota blizzard
An unusually early and enormous snowstorm over the weekend caught South Dakota ranchers and farmers unprepared, killing tens of thousands of cattle and ravaging the state's $7 billion industry — an industry left without assistance because of the federal government shutdown.
South Dakota blizzard kills 75,000 cattle
by ROBERT on OCTOBER 9, 2013
Seventy-five thousand! Including tens of thousands of calves.
An unusually early and enormous snowstorm over the weekend killed as many as 75,000 cattle in South Dakota, ravaging the state’s $7 billion industry.
The blizzard set snowfall records for the entire month of October in a mere three days, state and industry officials said.
#174669 Oct 12, 2013
Scruffy, you're full of shyt.
#174670 Oct 12, 2013
oComaCare...just voted biggest joke of the decade!
#174671 Oct 12, 2013
If this president is so transparent, why the secrecy surrounding all his school records? None of you seem to care or be able to answer that. One that that can't be disputed, Barack is a natural born follower. His "lead from behind" strategy has not served the country well at all.
#174672 Oct 12, 2013
So what your saying is that while this president has spent the equivalent of over 6 months of 40 hour work weeks on the golf course since being elected, not counting vacation time, that adding over $7 trillion in debt onto the backs of our children's future is a sign of real leadership and responsibility?
#174673 Oct 12, 2013
Excellent thought process and reasoning.
Except for the Obama being tough and not budging.
Once again the Republicans are forcing him with draconian cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid for our indigent Americans.
The rightwing always wins with Obama and the leftwing gets nothing or next to nothing.
It will only be a few more weeks when Obama will cave to the Republican demands and cut, cut, and more cut.
And then blame Republicans for doing it.
#174674 Oct 12, 2013
So your saying that this president, who has spent the equivalent of over 6 months worth of 40 hour work weeks on the golf course since being elected, and has added over $7 trillion in debt onto the backs of our children's future and refuses to even sit down and negotiate is demonstrating real leadership? And you defend that? I do hope it wasn't one of your children arriving at Dover AFB that he has denied death benefits. I'm just saying.
#174675 Oct 12, 2013
Everything to my knowledge is factual and nobody can disprove me!
In the findings of the Judge in the Libby trial said Plame was covert and the jury said guilty on obstructing justice and perjury.
Bush and Cheney are treasonous to our CIA heroes.
Enclosed is PROOF: Courtroom Testimony.
Libby Says Bush Authorized Leaks
http://tinyurl.com/zgjtq April 6, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff has testified that President Bush authorized him to disclose the contents of a highly classified intelligence assessment to the media to defend the Bush administration's decision to go to war with Iraq, according to papers filed in federal court [PDF] on Wednesday by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the CIA leak case. http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/0406...
Libby judge 'perplexed' by clemency
His 30-month sentence was appropriate for the former Cheney aide, he writes in his first public comments on the issue.
July 13, 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/3ds8xvn
WASHINGTON — In an unusual expression of frustration, the judge who sentenced former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to 30 months in jail, only to see the sentence commuted by President Bush, said he was "perplexed" by the act of clemency.
In his first public comments on the matter, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton took issue with Bush's statement that the prison sentence ordered for Libby last month was "excessive." Walton defended the sentence, saying that he followed established legal precedents as well as a strict interpretation of federal sentencing guidelines that has been supported by Bush's own administration.
Libby Trial Exhibits March 6, 2007
P R O C E E D I N G S Whereupon, I. LEWIS LIBBY was called as a witness and, after first being duly sworn by the Foreperson of the Grand Jury, was examined and testified as follows: EXAMINATION BY MR. FITZGERALD: Q. And Mr. Libby, if you could state your name for the record and spell your name? A. I. Lewis, L-e-w-i-s; Libby, L-i-b-b-y. Q. And do you have a nickname? A. I do. Q. Okay. And that is -- A. "Scooter".
P R O C E E D I N G S Whereupon, I. LEWIS LIBBY was called as a witness and, after first being duly sworn by the Foreperson of the Grand Jury, was examined and testified as follows: EXAMINATION BY MR. FITZGERALD: Q. Good morning, Mr. Libby. A. Good morning. http://www.justice.gov/archive/osc/exhibits/0...
#174676 Oct 12, 2013
Ask yourself one question:
Why in all of American history did so many CIA come out publicly against Bush and Cheney?
I guess Limbaugh will say they are all liberals and hate America.
#174677 Oct 12, 2013
I know rightwingers do not believe in court testimony or hearings in Congress but the CEOs of Tobacco companies all lied under oath.
#174678 Oct 12, 2013
If her "covert" status was so critical, then why did Richard Armitage out her then? If lying is such a punishable offense, then why was Bill Clinton, who lied to a Grand Jury, and our current Liar in Chief excused and defended? Could it be because they are liars for the right people and party?
#174679 Oct 12, 2013
Guess it's hug-a-tree time. Waa Waa Waa
“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”
Since: Feb 12
#174680 Oct 12, 2013
Cheering Newtown and Columbine and all sundry shooting massacres, eh? Yes, bravo ! How about 100-round magazines? That should create even more angels.
“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”
Since: Feb 12
#174681 Oct 12, 2013
And YOU do?
BTW, source for those Russian gas destroyers in Syria, please.
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