Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#903549 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so FOX is saying democrats are joining in the faux outrage?
and i see that you and carol have been good about citing that outrage.
No need for you to watch Fox any longer...every media outlet is covering Obamaishitgate. Can't you pay attention?
Lincoln

United States

#903550 May 15, 2013
KIM JONG-UN DEFENDS RIGHT TO OBTAIN JOURNALISTS’ PHONE RECORDS

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—As controversy swirled around the Department of Justice’s move to obtain journalists’ phone records, the White House picked up a vote of support today from an unexpected source, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

“I honestly don’t see what the fuss is all about,” Mr. Kim said in an official statement today.“Of course it’s the government’s right to know what people are doing at all times—and journalists would be right at the top of the list.”

Mr. Kim also offered a vigorous defense of the I.R.S. policy of auditing the tax returns of organizations that oppose the government:“Again, this is something I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over, and I know Dad felt the same way.”

In what was an otherwise laudatory statement about the activities of the U.S. government, Mr. Kim offered one small critique:“They could save themselves the work of conducting audits and obtaining phone records if they would just get rid of journalists and anti-government groups in the first place. But, you know, baby steps.”

All in all, news of the I.R.S. audits and phone-records scandals have given the mercurial dictator hope that North Korea and the United States might have warmer relations in the future:“We have a lot more in common than I thought.”
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903551 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
Okay, you have not followed the history of this. On October 4, 2001, British Prime Minister Tony Blair released information compiled by Western intelligence agencies connecting Osama bin Laden to the Afghanistan's Taliban leadership as well as being the leader of the al-Qaeda organization. The Taliban government gave safe haven to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the attack, and his al-Qaeda network may have had a close relationship with the Taliban army and police.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_f...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903552 May 15, 2013
The Betrayal of the Black Misleadership Class

The Black political class that emerged from the tumult of the Sixties became eager partners with corporate neoliberalism, said Jay Arena, author of Driven from New Orleans: How Non-Profits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization. The first generation of the post-Sixties Black political class “emerges just at the time when the national state begins their neoliberal austerity and privatization agenda – and they embraced that,” said Arena, a veteran activist and professor of sociology at the College of Staten Island, New York. Many Black politicians and non-profit organizations collaborated in the dismantling of public housing in New Orleans and cities across the nation.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903553 May 15, 2013
During the 2012 campaign, who leaked confidential IRS data on Mitt Romney's tax returns to Hairball Reid, and why did the slimebag Reid participate in this crime?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#903554 May 15, 2013
EPA, IRS, FOIA, BATF--O'bamaishitgate
Communist O'bama used every branch of the government and then he had 'spes shy el' groups also...
True the Vote, a Houston-based nonprofit which focuses on election integrity issues, was formed by Catherine Engelbrecht and her King Street Patriots Tea Party group. True the Vote applied to the IRS for their 501(c3) non-profit status in July 2010, and almost immediately their problems began.

Within two years, multiple federal agencies, along with an EPA-affiliated Texas state agency, began auditing True the Vote and its founders, visiting their group, their businesses, and asking questions of people who knew them. The IRS was not the only governmental agency involved…

Engelbrecht’s application with the IRS for non-profit status allegedly triggered aggressive audits of one of her family’s personal businesses as well. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) began a series of inquiries about her and her group; the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) began demanding to see her family’s firearms in surprise audits of her and her husband’s small gun dealership–which had done less than $200 in sales; OSHA (Occupational Safety Hazards Administration) began a surprise audit of their small family manufacturing business; and the EPA-affiliated TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environment Quality) did a surprise visit and audit due to “a complaint being called in.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903555 May 15, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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There weren't any deliberate lies regarding Benghazi either dipstick. There was some initial confusion over what precipitated the attack which was understandable given the earlier protests in Egypt but no one has yet demonstrated that there was any attempt to deceive anyone.
BS
Lincoln

United States

#903556 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
Republican history suffers from general ignorance

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#903557 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
Yes.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903558 May 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Lame
exactly my point.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903559 May 15, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>a Recent poll shows that 40% of Americans don't know that ObamaCare is the law now.
a majority of these 40-plus percent voted for Obama (if they voted at all):
A new poll finds that many Americans are confused about the health care overhaul legislation commonly called “Obamacare.”
The Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a non-partisan study today finding more than 40 percent did not even know the law was in place.
“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says,“including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”
The survey showed public opinion on Obamacare is at its second-lowest rating in the past two years.
Will Democrats from Obama on down immediately call for an all-out public awareness campaign reminding this 42 percent that the inexpensive and high quality health care that was promised them in 2008 is finally available by law — and millions will soon face a health care penalty “tax”?
There’s a better chance Joe Biden will finish the rest of the year without saying anything stupid. Heading into 2014, the above polling data is good news for the Democrats. Four out of ten people don’t know Obamacare is the law, and therefore aren’t expecting anything yet, which could translate to less angry backlash for the botched implementation:
Anxious Democrats fear a botched implementation of ObamaCare could dash their hopes of controlling the House and Senate for President Obama’s last two years in office.
At his press conference Tuesday, Obama acknowledged “glitches and bumps” in the law’s rollout, but some congressional DEMOCRATS FEAR MUCH WORSE.
One high-ranking Democrat told The Hill that it is his leading concern.
The Dems number one focus will be to DELAY THE INEVITABLE TRAIN WRECK until after 2014 while figuring out a way to blame it on Republicans.
99.9$ of Americans have not yet felt the pain to come from Obamacare
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903560 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You failed to answer the question. How many Afghan citizens participated in the 9-11 attacks.
There are terrorist training camps in Yemen Sudan Somalia Syria Iran, etc etc etc.
Tell me again why Afghsnistan attacked us & not one of these countries?
You have customers waiting on line at the PLCB store to buy your grossly overpriced union liquor.

Go insult them, as trained.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903561 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I try to inform you right whiners & you still don't learn anything but choose to remain hopelessly stupid.
The idea was to track the guns after they crossed the border so why would they stop them before they crossed therborder?
Perhaps we should provide guns with GPS to ghetto gangbangers so that we can track them down after they kill their rivals.

A win-win situation.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903562 May 15, 2013
SHADOW wrote:
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You need to contact sandra, the aging college student, fluck, she says she can't get some---birth control that is.
Just another excuse to bash the Pope and conservatives because they can't control their own urges.
The Fluckster will soon be on Medicare. Problem solved.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903563 May 15, 2013
Nazi brainwashing started with Germany's youthsHitler proved it. A government or other organized entity can have a profound influence on what people believe and how they act on those beliefs. Particularly is this true for young people. An award-winning book for teenagers and adults provides proof in the chilling "Hitler Youth: Growing Up In Hitler's Shadow" (Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Scholastic, 2005).
The author relates information regarding the means that the Nazi party used to mold the German youth through popular youth organizations, special activities, propaganda, and appeals to support their fatherland. The defeat and consequences the German people had suffered at the end of World War I left a citizenry anxious to regain pride in their country and a more favorable economic future. Hitler and the Nazi party provided them with hope and a cause to embrace with total commitment.
One of the many means the Nazi party used to influence young people was the organization known as the Hitler Youth, officially formed in 1926 with 6,000 members. In a mere 13 years, this and related organizations, including those for young women, influenced a generation of teens and preteens to an unbelievable degree. By 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, Hitler Youth membership totaled 7.3 million and its ranks had contributed greatly to the formidable German Army.
A wealth of photographs from archives illustrate this well-researched book, which provides facts, but also presents the stories of a number of the teenagers who grew up during this period. Of these, most were drawn into the Hitler Youth, some joining despite their parents disapproval. The organization urged its members to report their parents if they did not support Hitler.
Elisabeth Vetter is one example of a youth who did so and her parents were arrested. Stories of others who resisted joining are also related.
"Adolf Hitler," the author writes was "responsible for the deaths of over 53 million people." And she quotes another author, Karl Paetel, stating that the Nazis, "rode to power on the shoulders of politically active youth."
"Soldier X," a fictionalized account of two actual people, relates the engrossing story of a teenager who was a member of the Hitler Youth (Don Wulffson, Scholastic, 2001,$3.99). In 1944, at age 16, he was sent to the front, where he was soon engaged fighting the Russians, was wounded, and then masqueraded as a Russian soldier in order to survive. In this well-written story, one follows the transition of a young person who has been brainwashed into one belief system, to ultimately rejecting it and building a new personal perspective and value system.
Two fine books based on actual people, detail the effects of one of the Nazi's infamous goals drilled into their young people - persecution of the Jews. During WWII, 270,000 Jews were forced to settle in Poland's Lodz ghetto ("Yellow Star," Jennifer Roy. Marshall Cavendish, 2006). At the end of the war, there were a mere 800 survivors. Of these, only 12 were children. This is the true account of one of those dozen.
Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and a noted needle worker ("Memories of Survival," Bernice Steinhardt, Hyperion Books, 2005). Krinitz's daughter has published her mother's account of that horrendous time through the older woman's exquisite hand-stitched embroidered panels, which tell the story of her loss of family and her suffering during the Holocaust.
Hitler stated, "My magnificent youngsters! Are there finer ones anywhere in the world? What material! With them I can make a new world." In view of contemporary events, are there lessons here to be learned?

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#903564 May 15, 2013
'Paint-on' solar panels
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903565 May 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>No need for you to watch Fox any longer...every media outlet is covering Obamaishitgate. Can't you pay attention?
oh yes, getting with the 'program'.

The GOP's hypocrisy on the IRS scandal

https://www.google.com/search...

Boehner Staff Saw Benghazi Emails in March

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/...

Scrambling To Find AP Leaker, Obama’s Administration Vindicates Bush

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/15/scrambli...

so FOX has been saying that the real media is finally seeing the FOX light? lol
Whatever

Gering, NE

#903566 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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exactly my point.
For you to be lame? Whatever
WOW

Bronx, NY

#903567 May 15, 2013
Brainwashing and thought control in the news but far from new Brainwashing and thought control have been in the news a great deal lately. They have been used in the context of the suicide bombers who willingly kill themselves and others for the "good of the cause."

They have also been used in the context of some extreme religious groups by the way they indoctrinate followers to accept a certain set of beliefs that may seem bizarre to the average onlooker.

I became interested in the idea of "brainwashing," and found an excellent book by William Sargant entitled "Battle for the Mind." In this book, Sargant explains clearly that we all are capable of falling victim to alterations in our thinking through specific techniques.

Ivan Pavlov, the famous Russian scientist, is the man credited with helping us understand more about our abilities to implant thoughts and behaviors in others. He did it with remarkable experiments on dogs. He is most famous for training a dog to salivate at the sound of a bell, without seeing or smelling any food. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for this work. His later work is lesser known, but perhaps much more important. He was able to show scientifically that behaviors in animals could be established or erased by creating the appropriate amount of stress for the animal. For example, with the right amount of stress, he could make a dog react aggressively to a caretaker with whom the dog was once extremely loyal. He applied stress to his animals through emotional means and through medical means. Regardless of the method, each animal had a certain level of tolerance to stress. Once that level was surpassed, the animal began to break down, and changes in the animal's behavior could be observed.

Sargant noted that the same observations that Pavlov made in dogs are also applicable to humans. During World War II, soldiers who were subjected to weeks of intense battle were observed as having similar behaviors as the animals in Pavlov's lab. The soldiers were able to tolerate a certain amount of stress, and then once that level was passed, the soldiers began to behave in manners consistent with Pavlov's experiments.

Sargant goes on to explain that emotional reactivity is crucial in thought control and behavior change. When a person becomes emotionally involved, this person enters a state of mind that is wide open for suggestibility. Sargant, a religious man himself, illustrates this with the example of charismatic ministers of all faiths who are skillful at hooking their audience with emotionally-charged messages. Sargant says ministers are more likely "to achieve success if they can first induce some degree of nervous tension or stir up sufficient feelings of anger or anxiety to secure the person's undivided attention and possibly increase his suggestibility."

Sargant is clear that brainwashing and thought control occur in many arenas. Sure it can occur in the religious world, but it also can occur in the political world. For example, a political prisoner is not allowed to sleep or eat much for a lengthy period of time. During this time, he is being intensely confronted with the "evils of democracy." Finally, as the stress grows to an intolerant level, the prisoner becomes willing to denounce democracy, and accept his captors point of view. A dramatic, but genuine thought shift occurs.

After reading Sargant's book, I understand better how a person could be convinced to become a suicide bomber. We presently live in a world full of fear, which was compounded tremendously after 9-11.

As a society, we fear a variety of things. Terrorist and weapons of mass destruction are two obvious examples. Our fear may make us vulnerable to the powers of suggestion by authorities as to how to best ease our anxiety. The difficulty is in discerning what we should be genuinely fearful of, and what fears are being used to push us toward alternative ways of thinking.

Ah, the million dollar question!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903568 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So now the Taliban attacked us on 9-11???
The Tol-E-Bon (Obama's brothers) provided a base for the terrorists and were accomplices in the attack.

When PLCB union clerk Dave sells liquor to an obviously intoxicated customer, Dave is responsible for the drunk driving accident that follows.

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