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#858780 Feb 13, 2013
According to the Center for Research on Globalization,At the end of January 2013, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism 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 Bureaus work suggests 475 of them were likely to have been civilians. The administration has championed the use of drones as making Americans safer by killing terrorists. Killing innocent people in foreign countries creates more terrorists.
President Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) containing sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provisions and signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers (PATRIOT ACT) to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. The rational behind the Obama administrations approach to civil liberties and warfare sounds eerily like a Dick Cheney moment.
Since: Dec 08
gauley bridge wv
#858781 Feb 13, 2013
More times then I wish to count.
Since: Jul 07
Fort Worth, Texas
#858782 Feb 13, 2013
Some of us understand that the cost of doing business increases from time to time and this requires more from the people who benefit from the services rendered by a government which provides those services. Even when cut to "the bone," the government will still have to request more to cover those increases.
#858783 Feb 13, 2013
Marco Rubio delivering the GOP response, he's coming out strongly against Feudalism.
7:31 PM PT: Rubio is speaking in a very dimly lit studio. He's now GOPsplaining to America that businesses are created when people take risks. "But President Obama believes this is the cause of our problems."
7:32 PM PT: "Hi, my name is Marco Rubio, and I'm a fucking nutjob."
7:32 PM PT: Oh God. This asshole is now trotting out the old lie that Freddie and Fannie created the housing crisis. Man, how do you argue with people who refuse to accept facts as they exist?
I will say, Rubio does an okay job when he's uncontested.(And doing an okay job is better than most GOP SOTU responses.) But when he gets into a debate with Hillary (or Joe), he's going to get absolutely crushed.
7:35 PM PT: Marco Rubio's response only seems sane to people who either already liked him or who simply didn't see Obama's speech. Anyone who saw Obama's speech knows that everything Rubio is saying here is horseshit.
7:35 PM PT: Oh, and by the way, why the fuck is Marco Rubio running against Barack Obama? Obama won't be on the ballot in 2016. Jeesh, what an idiot.
7:36 PM PT: Rubio is now delivering a blistering speech against Straw Man President Obama. While wiping some flop sweat from his brow.
7:36 PM PT: Shorter Rubio: "I AM KING NUTJOB. VOTE ME IN 2016. NOT SANTORUM."
7:37 PM PT: Reince sees starbursts:
Maybe I shouldn't say this, but doesn't Rubio give the impression of a guy who likes to pleasure himself whilst looking in the mirror?
Since: Nov 09
#858784 Feb 13, 2013
Waxturd did you notice that the COP killer had the same narcissistic mental disorder that you have?
#858785 Feb 13, 2013
Yes, totally agree. For all the aide we give to Pakistan, this was a travesty that he was hidden there for 10 years; the Pakistanis knew he was there. Collateral damage is right.
#858786 Feb 13, 2013
Janesays she'd have rather that Al-Alwaki and son be arrested, tried and imprisoned in NYC, so she'd have something further to whine about.
Since: Dec 08
gauley bridge wv
#858787 Feb 13, 2013
Services? The federal government does no services. Where in the constitution does it say anything about services? Almost everything was left to the states and the people. It's right there in the constitution in plain black and white.
#858788 Feb 13, 2013
A murderer is a murderer, makes no difference what political affiliation he is. That is, if he really was the killer and is he really dead? If he was the killer, I hope he is the one who is dead in that cabin, otherwise, more bloodshed will ensue.
Why are rightwingers all so damn dumb?
#858789 Feb 13, 2013
So what does everyone think about how I fixed the economy after four long years?
#858790 Feb 13, 2013
Popes dont resign. They get fired
Sometimes theyre fired by God, who has been known to dismiss them from this mortal coil. On other occasions, Satan through one of his secret societies infesting the Vatican slips the Pontiff one of those patented papal poisons.
But Popes do not resign because theyre getting old. If you believe that Papal Bull, I have a we killed Bin Laden and threw him in the ocean story to sell you.
Noted Catholic scholar Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine, could not contain himself when, in the lobby of Tehrans Parsian Hotel, he was confronted with the news.But but thats unprecedented! Jones shouted.
So why did Pope Benedict XVI REALLY step down?
Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, is no conspiracy theorist. Hes THE quasi-official Vatican-embedded journalist and commentator.
So when Moynihan let slip a soupçon of skepticism about the resigned due to old age story, my ears pricked up and my hair stood on end. Moynihan points out in his latest journalistic encyclical that the Pope sure didnt look like he needed to resign for health reasons:I saw the Pope twice this week, once at a concert (on Monday evening, where I was sitting about 20 yards away from him) and at his General Audience on Wednesday. For a man of 85, he looked well, though he did seem tired.
Why, pray tell, did he seem tired? What, precisely, was weighing on his infallible mind?
Moynihan takes a guess:
On Saturday, I intended (sic) a funeral Mass in St. Peters Basilica for a cardinal who died last week (Cardinal Giovanni Cheli). Pope Benedict was scheduled to attend, but at the very last minute, he canceled his attendance. This was an indication to me already Saturday evening that he was unusually tired (he had spent several hours that monring (sic) with the Order of the Knights of Malta). Normally he would have been present at a cardinals funeral.
Monihans typo monring(my ring) is suggestive. The Popes office is symbolized by the Ring of the Fisherman, which is ceremonially transferred when the papacy changes hands. Wikipedia, the Zionist authority on everything, explains:
During the ceremony of a Papal Coronation or Papal Inauguration, the Dean of the College of Cardinals slips the ring on the third finger of the new Popes right hand. Upon a papal death, the ring was ceremonially broken in the presence of other cardinals by the Camerlengo, in order to prevent the sealing of backdated, forged documents during the interregnum, or sede vacante.
What a scurrilous bunch those papal hangers-on must be!
Moynihans Freudian slip occurs in the middle of the sentence:
This was an indication to me already Saturday evening that he was unusually tired (he had spent several hours that monring (sic) with the Order of the Knights of Malta).
So THATS what was weighing so heavily on Pope Benedict: Spending several hours that morning with the Knights of Malta. The meeting exhausted him. So he resigned.
Somehow I dont think it was just the exhaustion.
#858791 Feb 13, 2013
the Capital District didn't share in the pain and suffering of the other districts. they were more interested in entertainment and style...hmmm, sounds familiar doesn't it?
'President Obama is about to give his annual State of the Union address. Is it really necessary? Most of us who live outside the D.C. Beltway already know the state of the union: its a mess.
Unemployment, if the government actually reported the real numbers, is at historic highs. Add in under-employment and the numbers become astronomical. We are in the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression. This is the reality for the majority of Americans.
Yet inside the Beltway in D.C., employment and incomes are up. Seven of the ten richest counties in the United States surround the Beltway. Lamborghini USA has put its headquarters in D.C. The construction cranes are everywhere. The restaurants are full, despite outrageously high prices. This is the reality inside the Beltway.
Inflation, if the government actually reported the real numbers, is skyrocketing. Of course, they have removed food and fuel from the calculations for inflation in order to mask reality. But we outside the Beltway are living it. Fuel prices are at all-time highs, as are basic commodity food prices. We are paying more, and getting less than ever before.
Inside the Beltway, fuel and food prices dont really matter. Four dollars per gallon of gas: no problem. Expensive food: no problem. Skyrocketing real estate prices are the norm. Inside the Beltway, theyre getting rich while the rest of the country suffers. Thats because they pay their bills with the money extracted from the rest of us.
The state of the union, unfortunately, is now completely different than the state of the D.C. elites of both parties. While the elites in D.C. prosper and play political theatre, the people of the country live in a reality that is the result of the long-term madness they have created.
Much like the world painted by the recent literary and movie phenomenon, The Hunger Games, the Capitol City is doing fine. Out here in the provinces, things are not going so well.
Perhaps President Obama will address the real state of the union by describing the widening gulf between the Beltway elites and the rest of the nation. Perhaps he could begin his new term, and the new year, by talking about honoring the promises he made to us in 2008 to fight the influence of lobbyists and cronyism in Washington D.C.
Perhaps. But, I wont be holding my breath waiting.'
from The American Spectator
#858792 Feb 13, 2013
The Knights of Malta are one of the most feared and whispered-about secret societies in the world. Originally a gang of fanatical crusaders dedicated to perpetrating genocide in the Holy Land, the Knights apparently have not changed very much at least if you believe Seymour Hersh. He says the Knights of Malta are a key part of how eight or nine neoconservatives, radicals if you will, overthrew the American government.(Hersh is too polite to mention that they did it by way of the 9/11 inside job.)
Seymour Hersh explains:
[The] attitude (toward the Iraq invasion) was,Whats this? What are they all worried about, the politicians and the press, theyre all worried about some looting? Hersh was quoted as saying.Dont they get it? Were gonna change mosques into cathedrals. And when we get all the oil, nobodys gonna give a damn. Thats the attitude. Were gonna change mosques into cathedrals. Thats an attitude that pervades, Im here to say, a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command [JSOC].
Hersh further claimed that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Vice Admiral William McRaven and others in the JSOC were members of the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei, two little known Catholic orders.
They do see what theyre doing and this is not an atypical attitude among some military its a crusade, literally, Hersh reportedly continued.They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. Theyre protecting them from the Muslims [as in] the 13th century. And this is their function.
He added that members of these societies have developed a secret set of insignias that represent the whole notion that this is a culture war between religions.
Reading Hersh between the lines, it appears that the Knights of Malta a radical secret society penetrated by Freemasonic agents helped bring us 9/11 and the 9/11 wars. Have they forced Pope Benedict to resign or at least caused him so much worry (about what future plans?!) that Benedict felt he had to flee the Vatican rather than shoulder responsibility for whatever is coming?
Are the Knights of Malta and their Israeli friends about to ramp up the clash of civilizations? Are they going to nuke an American city and blame it on Iran? Are they planning some other dastardly act that Benedict couldnt stomach?
Or could the Popes resignation have been caused by some other intrigue involving the Knights of Malta?
At this point, we just dont know. The choice of the next pope may reveal the hidden agenda.
Heres the hot rumor going around Italy, passed to me by journalist Roberto Quaglia: Pope Benedict was fired in order to pave the way for a new Pope who will sanction homosexual marriage, non-celibate priests, and other projects aimed at sexualizing and de-sacralizing the Church. According to this analysis, the judeo-freemasonic secret societies responsible for Vatican II have been pushing Benedict to allow gay marriage and a sex-lovin priesthood but Benedicts eternal response is not on my watch! So, goeth the rumor, they ended Benedicts watch.
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#858793 Feb 13, 2013
Sounds like you are quite proud of the mess we are in!!!!!!!!!
#858794 Feb 13, 2013
How do you "not" know?
The Obama administration has ruled out sending any new war-on-terror prisoners to Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obamas top counterterrorism adviser said Thursday.
Were not going to bring people to Guantanamo, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan told reporters.Its this administrations policy to close Guantanamo and, despite some congressional hurdles that have been put in our path, were going to continue to pursue that.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/629...
#858795 Feb 13, 2013
At least she'd have a prison pen pal, might take her attention away from tormenting the homeless.
#858796 Feb 13, 2013
Al-Alwaki would probably know how to act in NYC. you on the other hand would be one of those tacky tourists who park your wide butt in the middle of the sidewalk while you snap photos of the affirmative acion ambulance chaser getting stopped and frisked.
#858797 Feb 13, 2013
Exactly! So, on the one hand you've got a leather bound book describing incredible cruelties heaped upon his chosen people to test their mettle, and, on the other hand, you've got a slinky little number with mink piping and ankle straps. No contest.
#858798 Feb 13, 2013
Miami Beach clinic head surrenders to FBI
By John Dorschner and Jay Weaver
Kathryn Abbate, former head of the Miami Beach Community Health Center, surrendered to the FBI on Wednesday, charged with defrauding federal healthcare agencies.
She is scheduled to make her first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Abbate was fired last year after the centers board alleged that she had diverted $6.8 million in funds to her personal use -- money that were intended to provide care for the poor who used the clinic, which is a federally qualified health center, entitling it to special state-federal Medicaid funds.
The formal charges accuse Abbate of taking more than $10,000 between 2008 and 2012, according to a federal court document.. She is charged by information, a sign she is cooperating with prosecutors and FBI agents. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.
The center employs about 300 people and gets about $4 million annually from the federal government
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/13/3232096...
#858799 Feb 13, 2013
Alternately, CUT industry, tie its hands, and make it watch as you doff the old duds with the cute redheaded lady and make your way back to the Garden. I really don't see where your argument holds water.
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