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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979901 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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President George Bush has nothing good to say about the dictator of Syria...but supported our President ...
Bush simply said Obama was in a tough position and had to make a tough decision. Obama was too naïve to know about tough decisions as a corrupt Chicago politician and wanting to try Bush and Cheney for war crimes as the president because they made tough decisions.

"Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head."
-John Lennon
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979902 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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others do the fighting... you seem only to troll?
Galt does not discuss his personal life, but poofballs like Patrick would be summarily executed by your Islamic buddies just for the fact of what you are....
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#979903 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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"We helped the Afghanis run off a Russian invasion.." ;-)
By WE she does not mean Herself ...
editorial we?
or she may have a tape worm
or a mouse in her pocket?
Over 70 percent democrats oppose obama's warmongering tactics invading Syria...

In what whine and crybaby mode are you in today Patrick??

It's the culture..


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#979904 Sep 10, 2013
Rumor has it that the CIA is removing CW's from Libya. The reason for all the hush hush.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#979905 Sep 10, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
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Of course, if Bush/Cheney were still in power, a full scale invasion would have been launched months ago for the sole purpose of funneling a few more billions in no bid government contracts to their political cronies. Of course, at least this time, they would have found WMD.
Monkey see Iraq... Monkey do Syria... Who elected this ass clown obama??

It's the culture...

Deltona, FL

#979906 Sep 10, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Members of the us military reported that they are training the rebels.
There are numerous rebel factions some linked to AQ.

The US is training and providing weaponry to some but not all rebel groups, at least not directly.

Interesting that Hezbollah is facing off against AQ linked groups, thrilling actually.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979907 Sep 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>These fkn idiots on here hate Obama to the point that they're selling out their own nation. TeaParty scumbags__not patriots.
The Obama administration/CIA/Pentagon ran a game on Assad and his allies Russia and Iran and they all bought in knowing that the alternative was to "put up" which none of them could do.
Syria's a broken pizz pot that couldn't face off with the rebel factions without help from Iran, laughing, and Russia, whose been selling/trading junk weapons for decades and doesn't want to face the embarrassment of the world knowing that it's "junk don't work."
We know that the US weapons of war work as intended__we watched the US Air Force drop a bomb down a smokestack during Shock and Awe and stick a cruise missile through the front door of a hotel during the brief Bush I Iraq escapade.
Russia has nothing to counter Tomahawk missiles__no one does and it's very unlikely that Russia can defy the US stealth systems that shield our aircraft and ships from land based missiles.
Our sht works__theirs doesn't__they understand that!!!
We gave the mutts a way out of a certain azzwhoopin and they jumped all over it.
delusional...Obama may lose in Senate as well as in House...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#979908 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The Democrats' Marxist CRA program collapses the economy, dupe.
The Democrats doubled the debt, idiot.
The Democrats increased the deficit a thousand percent, dumbass.
The 1.3 trillion is just the increase in government spending by Democrats, moron. The Democrats took over the purse strings with a declining 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollar deficit during a war.

So what legislation did the Democrats pass in the first ten months of 2007 that created the worst recession in 80 years.

I have asked this a gazillion times & yet to have failed to answer.

Why is that???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979909 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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President George Bush has nothing good to say about the dictator of Syria...but supported our President ...
President George W. Bush did not offer any opinion on Obama's foolhardy plan to attack Syria.

Indianapolis, IN

#979910 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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That is worth saying again.
so Iraq was a lose lose.

Deltona, FL

#979911 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Interesting article shedding some light on Syria's history - worth the read:
Syria has always been a complex place religiously. The country has a substantial Sunni Muslim majority, but it also has large minority communities of Christians, Alawites and others.
Alawites are members of an Islamic sect that draw heavily from Christian roots and who celebrate Christmas. They were long known as “Little Christians.”
Christianity made its cultural and intellectual home in Syria. St. Paul famously visited Damascus, and Antioch was one of the world’s greatest Christian centers flourishing under Islamic rule.
In the 1920s, the French arbitrarily carved out the country’s most Christian sections and designated that region “Lebanon” with its capital at Beirut.
But Syria changed after the First World War, and 1915 marked the beginning of the genocide of perhaps 1.5 million Armenians as well as hundreds of thousands of Assyrians, Maronites, and other Christian groups.
However, by the 1990s, five of seven Hafez al-Assad's (President from 1971 through 2000) closest advisers were Christian. His son Bashar is the current president and America’s nemesis in the region.
Christians in Syria today make up around 3 million people including many refugees and disguised crypto-believers.
Already, Christians have suffered terrible persecution in rebel-controlled areas with countless reports of murder, rape and extortion.
The present nightmare is if the present regime collapses, a radically anti-Western regime would emerge and kill or expel several million Christians and Alawites. This would be a political, religious and humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled since the Armenian genocide almost exactly a century ago.
The United States government may be pushing towards not a commemoration of the genocide but a re-enactment.
One more reason why we're in such a pickle. We don't know who the "rebels" are and know Assad's regime is evil.
Alewites drink liquor too.

You don't know who the rebels are, FOX hasn't told you. The CIA and by proxy the administration knows who the fck they are. John McCain got his azz tricked though__didn't he?
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#979912 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Raw jobs numbers can be deceiving when the numbers are insufficient to keep up with population growth and the percentage employed continues to decline.

The book,“ Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box. By Bob Deitreick and Lew Goldfarb” inspired the following;
Ever wonder which party is the party to attend to.
Republicans are the worst stewardship in our nations 80 years history. Promoting Inequality through the Income Gap, as one example, of many.

A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979913 Sep 10, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syria’s chemical arms handover will only work if the US and its allies renounce the use of force against Damascus.

"Certainly, this is all reasonable, it will function and will work out, only if the US and those who support it on this issue pledge to renounce the use of force, because it is difficult to make any country – Syria or any other country in the world – to unilaterally disarm if there is military action against it under consideration," President Putin said on Tuesday.

Your move, Barack.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979914 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you Rush Limbaugh for creating jackasses like Wretch Almighty.
You can blame Rush-seems like that is what O'bama does. A president blaming a talk show host, it is delicious...isn't it? I lived in Wisconsin before I moved to Chicago--really we used to laugh at the liberals down there. But it isn't funny once you have to live among the enemies of the country. I couldn't get out fast enough.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#979915 Sep 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> No he didn't Dilbert. Learn to read.
Your mental twin Dumbwaiter stated statistics that were brought about by the recession.

He said it was because of Obamacare.

Therefore either he must think Obamacare caused the recession or his statement was false.

Its called logic.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#979916 Sep 10, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
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Of course, if Bush/Cheney were still in power, a full scale invasion would have been launched months ago for the sole purpose of funneling a few more billions in no bid government contracts to their political cronies. Of course, at least this time, they would have found WMD.
Instead, now we have clowns running the country every other country laughs at.

Indianapolis, IN

#979917 Sep 10, 2013
Diplomacy Obama Style Continues to Prove the Critics Wrong

If President Obama followed the desires of the do nothing critics, these developments probably wouldn’t have occured. He would send a message to rogue states and non-governmental rogue actors that they can violate international norms with impunity. It would also be saying to our friends in the international community that they are on their own.

If he followed the do anything but force crowd, this is a case in which diplomatic efforts without force, if necessary, would not be taken seriously. The agreement came because Syria wanted to avoid punitive strikes by the U.S. and its allies.

Another set of critics advocate the opposite extreme of the do nothing crowd – regime change, which would entail a more extensive use of force than punitive strikes would entail. Never mind, that Obama’s approach is heading in the direction of diplomatic success in a potential crisis without resorting to the extreme of going to war.

Some critics of the U.S.’s possible use of punitive strikes against Syria point to the U.S.’s lack of moral authority because of its inconsistent record with regard to violations of prohibitions against chemical weapons. Okay, the fact is we violated international norm with Bush’s torture policy being one shining example and we looked the other way when our friends did the same. One example is Israel’s continued expansion of settlements. Suggestions that we do nothing based on these facts indulge in the fallacy that two wrongs make a right. How does turning a blind eye to Syria rectify the settlement problem in Israel? How does allowing Assad to get away with gassing his own citizens, including sleeping children, compensate for Bush’s torture policy?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979918 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Iran is shipping hundreds of tons of weaponry to Syria to kill the Al Qaeda insurgents. Al Qaeda is Suni. Iran is Shi'ite. This is really no more than the usual Suni-Shi'ite medieval mentality war.
Assad has maintained peace with Israel for a long time. Everyone has a vested interest in that.
If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over Syria, that won't be the case anymore.
There is a reason the Muslim Brotherhood was thrown out of the government of Egypt. The Egyptian military thought they were dangerous to have in government. There is a reason they were not able to secure power in Libya. They are considered to be too dangerous there, too.
If you look at the big picture, the United States should be helping prevent them from gaining any influence anywhere in the world.
The Muslim Brotherhood represents the most radical Islamist mentality that is the sole motivation for international terrorism from Sunis.
Why should be help them in any way?
And, how the hell did we end up with a Muslim Brotherhood president and administration?
If your claim is true - that Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood - then that certainly would explain why he'd want to weaken our ally against Israel.

But nothing is clear at this point.

So I can only assume Assad is the bad guy and Putin is the bad guy who wants to help out the bad guy and Obama will likely let him...which wouldn't make sense if, in fact, Obama was rooting for the MB...unless Putin's offer pressured him to keep Assad in power.

As I said, nothing is clear at this point. Except that I don't trust this president any further than I can throw him. Never have.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#979919 Sep 10, 2013
The incompetent man-child Liberal's messiah Obama to take credit for Putin's foreign affair idea.

Only Liberals fall for it!!!
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#979920 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt does not discuss his personal life, but poofballs like Patrick would be summarily executed by your Islamic buddies just for the fact of what you are....

Inequality In The USA. Has the highest level among the advanced industrial countries. Comparing to some such as Hungary, Belgium and France which have no significant increases to their inequality. Where in as the USA has been increasing to be more aligned with Iran, Jamaica, Uganda and the Philippines.
GDP does not take into account the measure of inequality. Does not measure the security of its citizens.
All boats rise equally on the rising tide is no longer applicable here in the USA. We have harbors that restrict through manipulation the rising tides. The few affluent yachts at the open end of the harbor suffer no restrictions of significance, equal to the manipulated incoming tide, to the boats in the restricted harbors. Tide dams have been erected to offset the flow of rising tides within the harbors.
Example; Presently USA CEO’s have 200 to 1 ratio in income to the average laborer. Japan as one example has a 16 to 1 ratio. Less than 50 years ago USA had a 30 to 1 ratio. This rising inequality has stimulated additional wanna-be’s executives to seek the same. One example can be found in the UK. The UK’s “High Pay Commission” reported that their top executives were approaching Victorian levels. Presently though they are at the levels of the 1920’s as measured for inequality in laborers’ productivity distributions of wealth.
Sweden, UK and additionally some of the Scandinavian nations and some within the European Union have taken steps to nip this inequality of distributions. Restricting CEO’s pay to a ratio of corporations earnings and out law golden parachutes. Bonuses and gifts as well. There is a provision that allows for parts or all to be circumnavigated if the voters agree. That is, not the voters of the corporation boards but all citizens voters. Sweden passed it in 2012 the others are putting it up for debate and or vote by their citizens.
Now why can’t we do that here in the USA? Oh Yeah , right wing austerity for their 1% magistrate.

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