Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#855653 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if the Drones are coming, it's recommended that you lay down, but, by all means, go out there and stand up you nutjob
THEY ARE DEPLOYING drones to the mexicoon border as we speak theY will soon be armed lololol
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#855654 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if the Drones are coming, it's recommended that you lay down, but, by all means, go out there and stand up you nutjob
lily prefers to lay down; that way, she doesn't have to fear breaking her bottle on the descent to the floor.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#855655 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Because they're the largest contributors to republican campaigns.
Who owns the oil anyway?
Would Romney have abolished the use of Drones?
Arm the drones with assault rifles__problem solved.

Who owns the oil is an interesting question particularly in an era where directional/horizontal drilling, fracking etc etc is commonplace.

How the government has and continues to issue mineral rights, oil leases and drilling permits is also interesting__amusing actually. T. Boone Pickens father worked for the US government and damned if he wasn't one of the guys that issued oil leases.

Nepotism and cronyism was the rule back in "the good old days."
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#855656 Feb 7, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
<quoted text>STOP TROLLING ME MAMAMa OK RESPECT MY POST I WILL RESPECT YOUR IM NO LIGHT WEIGHT I TOUCH FROM AFAR
You're touched from afar? As in UFO's? No shyt.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#855658 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
I had an Algebra teacher in high school whose voice was like a drone; it was unbearable, we'd all fall asleep, She was around 80.
Are you sure it wasn't the alcohol in your slurpee thermos?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#855659 Feb 7, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
<quoted text>THEY ARE DEPLOYING drones to the mexicoon border as we speak theY will soon be armed lololol
So? Who cares? You live in Mexico? Where's Jane? Did you push off the platform?
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#855660 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if the Drones are coming, it's recommended that you lay down, but, by all means, go out there and stand up you nutjob
“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
The War on Afghanistan is a Profit driven "Resource War".
US and NATO forces invaded Afghanistan more than eleven years ago.

Afghanistan is defined as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The war on Afghanistan continues to be heralded as a war of retribution in response to the 9/11 attacks.

This article, first published in June 2010, points to the “real economic reasons” why US-NATO forces invaded Afghanistan eleven years ago.

The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade and occupy Afghanistan under “the doctrine of collective security” was that the September 11 2001 attacks constituted an undeclared “armed attack”“from abroad” by an unnamed foreign power.

Michel Chossudovsky, February 5, 2013

***

The 2001 bombing and invasion of Afghanistan has been presented to World public opinion as a “Just War”, a war directed against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, a war to eliminate “Islamic terrorism” and instate Western style democracy.

The economic dimensions of the “Global War on Terrorism”(GWOT) are rarely mentioned. The post 9/11 “counter-terrorism campaign” has served to obfuscate the real objectives of the US-NATO war.

The war on Afghanistan is part of a profit driven agenda: a war of economic conquest and plunder,”a resource war”.

While Afghanistan is acknowledged as a strategic hub in Central Asia, bordering on the former Soviet Union, China and Iran, at the crossroads of pipeline routes and major oil and gas reserves, its huge mineral wealth as well as its untapped natural gas reserves have remained, until June 2010, totally unknown to the American public.

According to a joint report by the Pentagon, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and USAID, Afghanistan is now said to possess “previously unknown” and untapped mineral reserves, estimated authoritatively to be of the order of one trillion dollars (New York Times, U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com , June 14, 2010, See also BBC, 14 June 2010).

“The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.

The vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists. The Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai were recently briefed, American officials said.

While it could take many years to develop a mining industry, the potential is so great that officials and executives in the industry believe it could attract heavy investment even before mines are profitable, providing the possibility of jobs that could distract from generations of war.

“There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, said…“There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant.”

The value of the newly discovered mineral deposits dwarfs the size of Afghanistan’s existing war-bedraggled economy, which is based largely on opium production and narcotics trafficking as well as aid from the United States and other industrialized countries. Afghanistan’s gross domestic product is only about $12 billion.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#855662 Feb 7, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> As I said yesterday. Whoever owns the mineral rights for that parcel of land.
The natural resources should belong to the American people and profits distributed to them.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#855663 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
I had an Algebra teacher in high school whose voice was like a drone; it was unbearable, we'd all fall asleep, She was around 80.
so you are proud of being a dunce ok NOW you start to make sense
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855664 Feb 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It's all over my national and local news stations, I thought of you immediately John as you live in the same county where he's suspected to be.
Nobody has any idea where the guy is, probably headed for Mexico.

Executed the daughter of an LA police captain that he blamed for his dismissal, along with her boyfriend, then shot three cops last night, one fatally.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#855665 Feb 7, 2013
Afghanistan could become, according to The New York Times “the Saudi Arabia of lithium”.“Lithium is an increasingly vital resource, used in batteries for everything from mobile phones to laptops and key to the future of the electric car.” At present Chile, Australia, China and Argentina are the main suppliers of lithium to the world market. Bolivia and Chile are the countries with the largest known reserves of lithium.“The Pentagon has been conducting ground surveys in western Afghanistan.“Pentagon officials said that their initial analysis at one location in Ghazni province showed the potential for lithium deposits as large as those of Bolivia”(U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com , June 14, 2010, see also Lithium – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

“Previously Unknown Deposits” of Minerals in Afghanistan
The Pentagon’s near one trillion dollar “estimate” of previously “unknown deposits” is a useful smokescreen. The Pentagon one trillion dollar figure is more a trumped up number rather than an estimate:“We took a look at what we knew to be there, and asked what would it be worth now in terms of today’s dollars. The trillion dollar figure seemed to be newsworthy.”(The Sunday Times, London, June 15 2010, emphasis added)

Moreover, the results of a US Geological Survey study (quoted in the Pentagon memo) on Afghanistan’s mineral wealth were revealed three years back, at a 2007 Conference organized by the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce. The matter of Afghanistan’s mineral riches, however, was not considered newsworthy at the time.

The US Administration’s acknowledgment that it first took cognizance of Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth following the release of the USGS 2007 report is an obvious red herring. Afghanistan’s mineral wealth and energy resources (including natural gas) were known to both America’s business elites and the US government prior to the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-1988).

Geological surveys conducted by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and early 1980s confirm the existence of vast reserves of copper (among the largest in Eurasia), iron, high grade chrome ore, uranium, beryl, barite, lead, zinc, fluorspar, bauxite, lithium, tantalum, emeralds, gold and silver.(Afghanistan, Mining Annual Review, The Mining Journal, June, 1984). These surveys suggest that the actual value of these reserves could indeed be substantially larger than the one trillion dollars “estimate” intimated by the Pentagon-USCG-USAID study.

More recently, in a 2002 report, the Kremlin confirmed what was already known:“It’s no secret that Afghanistan possesses rich reserves, in particular of copper at the Aynak deposit, iron ore in Khojagek, uranium, polymetalic ore, oil and gas,”(RIA Novosti, January 6, 2002):

“Afghanistan has never been anyone’s colony – no foreigner had ever “dug” here before the 1950s. The Hindu Kush mountains, stretching, together with their foothills, over a vast area in Afghanistan, are where the minerals lie. Over the past 40 years, several dozen deposits have been discovered in Afghanistan, and most of these discoveries were sensational. They were kept secret, however, but even so certain facts have recently become known.

It turns out that Afghanistan possesses reserves of nonferrous and ferrous metals and precious stones, and, if exploited, they would possibly be able to cover even the earnings from the drug industry. The copper deposit in Aynak in the southern Afghan Helmand Province is said to be the largest in the Eurasian continent, and its location (40 km from Kabul) makes it cheap to develop. The iron ore deposit at Hajigak in the central Bamian Province yields ore of an extraordinarily high quality, the reserves of which are estimated to be 500m tonnes. A coal deposit has also been discovered not far from there.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#855666 Feb 7, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
Naming the Dead: New Investigation into Victims of US Drone Strikes
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is launching an ambitious new investigation, which will seek to identify as many as possible of those killed in US covert drone strikes in Pakistan, whether civilian or militant.
The Bureau is raising some of the money for this project through a crowd-funding appeal.
As part of our ongoing monitoring and reporting of CIA and Pentagon drone strikes, the Bureau has already recorded the names of hundreds of people killed in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
At the end of January 2013, the Bureau was able to identify by name 213 people killed by drones in Pakistan who were reported to be middle- or senior-ranking militants.
A further 331 civilians have also now been named, 87 of them children.
But this is a small proportion of the minimum 2,629 people who appear to have so far died in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The Bureau’s work suggests 475 of them were likely to have been civilians.
‘At the moment we know the names of fewer than 20% of those killed in Pakistan’s tribal areas. At least 2,000 deaths still remain publicly anonymous,’ said Chris Woods, who leads the Bureau’s covert drone war team.
‘Our aim will be to identify by name many hundreds more of those killed. A significant number of those identities will be known by local communities, by US and Pakistani officials, and by militant groups. We hope to convince them to share that information.’
THE 3/5 DEMOCRAT JUSTIFIES THEIR BIGOTRY BY SAYING BUSH DID THE SAME THING FUNNY WHEN BUSH DID IT YOU DIDN'T VOTE FOR HIM BIGOTS
I have no problem with drone attacks and am glad Obama is ordering them on terrorists--but that has to be clearly defined with REAL guidelines and not Obama sitting there with a deck of cards; otherwise, it might be on American citizens without trial and whose only terrorize him by not agreeing with him.

I also love the hypocrisy--if Bush had been doing this, the left would be screaming and it would on the front page every day.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#855668 Feb 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Arm the drones with assault rifles__problem solved.
Who owns the oil is an interesting question particularly in an era where directional/horizontal drilling, fracking etc etc is commonplace.
How the government has and continues to issue mineral rights, oil leases and drilling permits is also interesting__amusing actually. T. Boone Pickens father worked for the US government and damned if he wasn't one of the guys that issued oil leases.
Nepotism and cronyism was the rule back in "the good old days."
It seems ironic that the oil companies are making huge profits on our natural resources and then receive subsidies and pay no taxes.
What a deal eh?
T Boone Pickens! All his billions couldn't keep his grandson alive.
Maybe he shouldn't have spent millions lying about John Kerry.
Karma has mysterious ways.
All this whining about drones is amusing at best. They're whining about all the innocent children killed! How many were killed in our ground invasion into Iraq? No whining then, who knows how many Iraqis were killed, probably over half a million, not to mention the use of white phosphorous, causing birth defects till now.
The republicans are just all about the bullshyt.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855669 Feb 7, 2013
Waxturd brought out Jimmy again??
Jimmy wrote:
Old Raider brought out Not Surpized again?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855670 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, there are no tax breaks and the oil companies pay the most taxes; and the Nazis were communists and Martin Luther King was a Republican and the Sandyhook murders were the result of gay marriage and abortion, and, and, and.....
Yer all outta yer minduhs.
So, as usual you have no specifics, just unsupported accusations.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#855671 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The natural resources should belong to the American people and profits distributed to them.
LILY ARE YOU OK TODAY WHAT HAPPENED MAMA NOBODY IN THE STATE OF FLA. WANTED TO F you last night you seem a little off today sperm count low in your tummy,I would let off some but for some reason I think you have BAD REQLLY BAD TEETH LIKE BRIANS BABYmomma
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#855672 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The natural resources should belong to the American people and profits distributed to them.
Sure...until Obammy starts redistributing your liquor...then you'll turn on him for sure.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#855673 Feb 7, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
<quoted text>“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
The War on Afghanistan is a Profit driven "Resource War".
US and NATO forces invaded Afghanistan more than eleven years ago.
Afghanistan is defined as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The war on Afghanistan continues to be heralded as a war of retribution in response to the 9/11 attacks.
This article, first published in June 2010, points to the “real economic reasons” why US-NATO forces invaded Afghanistan eleven years ago.
The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade and occupy Afghanistan under “the doctrine of collective security” was that the September 11 2001 attacks constituted an undeclared “armed attack”“from abroad” by an unnamed foreign power.
Michel Chossudovsky, February 5, 2013
***
The 2001 bombing and invasion of Afghanistan has been presented to World public opinion as a “Just War”, a war directed against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, a war to eliminate “Islamic terrorism” and instate Western style democracy.
The economic dimensions of the “Global War on Terrorism”(GWOT) are rarely mentioned. The post 9/11 “counter-terrorism campaign” has served to obfuscate the real objectives of the US-NATO war.
The war on Afghanistan is part of a profit driven agenda: a war of economic conquest and plunder,”a resource war”.
While Afghanistan is acknowledged as a strategic hub in Central Asia, bordering on the former Soviet Union, China and Iran, at the crossroads of pipeline routes and major oil and gas reserves, its huge mineral wealth as well as its untapped natural gas reserves have remained, until June 2010, totally unknown to the American public.
According to a joint report by the Pentagon, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and USAID, Afghanistan is now said to possess “previously unknown” and untapped mineral reserves, estimated authoritatively to be of the order of one trillion dollars (New York Times, U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com , June 14, 2010, See also BBC, 14 June 2010).
“The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.
An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.
The vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists. The Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai were recently briefed, American officials said.
While it could take many years to develop a mining industry, the potential is so great that officials and executives in the industry believe it could attract heavy investment even before mines are profitable, providing the possibility of jobs that could distract from generations of war.
“There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, said…“There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant.”
The value of the newly discovered mineral deposits dwarfs the size of Afghanistan’s existing war-bedraggled economy, which is based largely on opium production and narcotics trafficking as well as aid from the United States and other industrialized countries. Afghanistan’s gross domestic product is only about $12 billion.
I think they should have blasted Afghanistan to smithereens and be done with it. Period.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855674 Feb 7, 2013
Kinda ruins your claim that Obama hates Capitalism, doesn't it??

HAHAHAHAHAHA
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
That's nothing new...
In 2008, JP Morgan Chase was in Obama's Top 5 donor list with $808,799
"In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act...
...The bill mandates that “all state agencies implement Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems by October 1, 2020” for those receiving money through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. And which company administers nearly half of all states’ EBT programs? You guessed it: JP Morgan Chase..."
Suckers!! <Wait, that would be us, the American tax payer. Doh!!>
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#855675 Feb 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer wears slippers.
'Nuff said.
Mail delivery three days per week would be more than adequate.
Why do rightwingers hate slippers? What do you hop out of bed and throw on a pair of army boots and your camo outfit, ready to greet the day? Sure I have a pair of slippers, some days I wear em some days I do not. Rightwingers are retarded.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil U... (Dec '10) 13 min reality check 50,036
Topix Chitown Regulars (Aug '09) 1 hr RACE 98,345
Last word + 2 (Mar '12) 1 hr RACE 639
Four letter word game (Dec '11) 1 hr RACE 1,299
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 1 hr loose cannon 178,585
Song Titles Only (group/artist in parenthesis m... (Mar '10) 1 hr RACE 7,795
Word (Dec '08) 1 hr RACE 4,753

Chicago Jobs

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Chicago News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Chicago

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]