Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
formerresident

Decatur, GA

#2569 Jan 24, 2013
Lived there, it is a good helpful post. No wonder "that" paper hard to follow.

Donald, I think I know "roots" and they are people that we should all strive to be and are of the highest integrity. Again, thank you.
jeb stuart

Savannah, GA

#2570 Jan 24, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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William Bundy and Robert McNamara.
McNamara brought his genius to the World Bank where he engaged in further helpful work as described in the book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man".
In this shocking memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins tells of his own inner journey from willing servant of empire to impassioned advocate for the rights of oppressed people. Covertly recruited by the United States National Security Agency and on the payroll of an international consulting firm, he traveled the world—to Indonesia, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other strategically important countries. His job was to implement policies that promoted the interests of the U.S. corporatocracy (a coalition of government, banks, and corporations) while professing to alleviate poverty—policies that alienated many nations and ultimately led to September 11 and growing anti-Americanism. Within a few weeks of its release , Confessions of an Economic Hit Man landed onThe New York Times Bestseller List ... According to John Perkins, "It is accomplishing an important objective in inspiring people to think and talk and to know that we can change the world."
“[A] gripping tell-all book….”
--Rocky Mountain News “John Perkins' story is so astonishing it defies belief…. imagine the conceptual love child of James Bond and Milton Friedman.”
--Boston Herald
“…compulsively readable and revealing.… Resisting threats and bribes, Perkins persisted and wrote his well-documented confessional. He has produced an unflinching and forceful insider’s look at how the U.S. government, multinational ‘aid’ organizations and corporations are following a dangerous path in their pursuit of oil and other resources.”
was just thinking,maybe it was'nt such a good idea to have brought up that war.
jeb stuart

Savannah, GA

#2571 Jan 24, 2013
can't remember,did you do that,or was it me?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#2572 Jan 24, 2013
Donald E Putnam Jr wrote:
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Unlike you I don't hide my location or my name and the VA head shrinker said I'm not crazy,other than the fact I live up to the standards you sheeple indoctrinated me with. A man is supposed to have honor and integrity something sadly lacking in sheeple like yourself. Also, many of you forget this is a 'Fighting Words' state, meaning you say the wrong thing to me I'm perfectly within my rights to beat the crap outta you. Georgia is a state full of stupid ignorant children, I've lived here all my life, I know. As children, you were supposed to learn,'sticks and stones, etc'. The unspoken part goes,'Nor cause me to do harm'! I live that, but lay a hand on me and I'll put you in the hospital if your lucky.
Thanks for ur service, highly unlikely u could beat the crap outta me, tough guy.

Since: Jan 13

Ranger, GA

#2573 Jan 24, 2013
bored monitor wrote:
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Thanks for ur service, highly unlikely u could beat the crap outta me, tough guy.
Says the man, ooopss little girl hiding in the bushes.
Not the Average Local

Dahlonega, GA

#2574 Jan 24, 2013
Donald E Putnam Jr wrote:
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Says the man, ooopss little girl hiding in the bushes.
Maybe you and that nut called Mountain Voice can get together and show each other how tough you are.
diddy

Atlanta, GA

#2575 Jan 24, 2013
Bankers, politicians, and those who would sell their souls for a dollar. Poor you. You just think you have it all.

Since: Jan 13

Ranger, GA

#2576 Jan 24, 2013
Not the Average Local wrote:
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Maybe you and that nut called Mountain Voice can get together and show each other how tough you are.
Appears your reading comprehension skills are lacking as well. If you'd understood what I wrote you'd see I don't believe in the "Fighting Words" doctrine. Words are never a justification for violence.
Informed Opinion

Orlando, FL

#2577 Jan 24, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>Lobbiests ARE a major part of the problem. As I stated, even the politicians we thought would represent us well have fallen for the lure. It seems they get caught up in the perks and then all bets are off. It's frustrating and disappointing.
Good points.
Informed Opinion

Orlando, FL

#2578 Jan 24, 2013
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>was just thinking,maybe it was'nt such a good idea to have brought up that war.
I understand.

Every male in my family but one enlisted in the Marines when we were 17. We had a family member who served in Vietnam and was in Cambodia while we were claiming we weren't even there, and another who was Force Recon who spent weeks at a time in the North searching for POW camps.

Both left home for MCRD San Diego fine. One and came back with lots of emotional and substance abuse problems, the other came back so physically messed up he was never healthy again.

V.A. did nothing to help either but put then on drugs. One was gone before he reached 60, the other is still messed up.

I choose not to be bitter, just cynical, and to enjoy the vast majority of Americans who are good people and who do actually care.

Gotta see the bright side of life.
jeb stuart

Savannah, GA

#2579 Jan 24, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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I understand.
Every male in my family but one enlisted in the Marines when we were 17. We had a family member who served in Vietnam and was in Cambodia while we were claiming we weren't even there, and another who was Force Recon who spent weeks at a time in the North searching for POW camps.
Both left home for MCRD San Diego fine. One and came back with lots of emotional and substance abuse problems, the other came back so physically messed up he was never healthy again.
V.A. did nothing to help either but put then on drugs. One was gone before he reached 60, the other is still messed up.
I choose not to be bitter, just cynical, and to enjoy the vast majority of Americans who are good people and who do actually care.
Gotta see the bright side of life.
i agree and accept full responsibility,my loss nowhere compares to yours and many others.this is so much different than the world wars or others.you and the others who chose are were drafted were not greeted back home as heros as those who fought in previous wars,and were not even appreciated as patriotic americans- even though your effort may have been even greater.i do hope i live to see the day when this is finally recognized.as you were,trooper.
Curious

Young Harris, GA

#2580 Jan 25, 2013
Donald E Putnam Jr wrote:
My full name look it up on Facebook, most of my military records are there for all to view.
I looked. Not so, Rambo.
Searching

Young Harris, GA

#2581 Jan 25, 2013
Donald E Putnam Jr wrote:
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While his GBI partner displayed his lack of prep and knowledge by being surprised I knew how make a field-expedient explosive device.
Bragging about that to GBI agents (and probably making an implied threat to use it) wasn't exactly a bright idea.
Informed Opinion

Orlando, FL

#2582 Jan 25, 2013
jeb stuart wrote:
<quoted text>i agree and accept full responsibility,my loss nowhere compares to yours and many others.this is so much different than the world wars or others.you and the others who chose are were drafted were not greeted back home as heros as those who fought in previous wars,and were not even appreciated as patriotic americans- even though your effort may have been even greater.i do hope i live to see the day when this is finally recognized.as you were,trooper.
Thanks for the kind thoughts.

Gotta say, my time in service was actually a great time and I have no complaints.

I agree though it is devastating to see our Soldiers and Marines come home injured, bankrupt, unemployed, and divorced - and insufficient funds and assurance available to help them.

We paid $1,000,000.00 to families of people whose family member was killed while sitting at their desk in the World Trade Center, making $800,000 per year, obviously without any intent to place themselves in danger.

How much do we pay the families of our troops who volunteer to place themselves in danger, for low wages, and in unpleasant conditions, because we want to send them to wars 1/2 across the world ?

Hey, someday we'll get past the yellow ribbons and spend the money needed for these folks - even if we have to raise taxes.
uninformed opinion

Atlanta, GA

#2583 Jan 25, 2013
ya those 3,000 killed all made $800,000.00 per year. Even the secretary and guards.
its us

Winter Haven, FL

#2584 Jan 25, 2013
uninformed opinion wrote:
ya those 3,000 killed all made $800,000.00 per year. Even the secretary and guards.
The President, military and Congress were only trying to buy forgiveness for allowing the attack that killed all those folks in the first place. Looking at how Washington continues to operate it worked!! It always does, so who really is the bad guy, its us.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#2585 Jan 25, 2013
uninformed opinion wrote:
ya those 3,000 killed all made $800,000.00 per year. Even the secretary and guards.
Let it go.

Some people have an issue with people that make a lot of $$...
Informed Opinion

Orlando, FL

#2586 Jan 25, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
<quoted text>Let it go.

Some people have an issue with people that make a lot of $$...
Some people like to pretend they support our troops, but only if it doesn't cost them a dime.

It's a great day to shine up that pretty magnetic yellow ribbon on your car,
so that when you vote next time to avoid taxes to support our wounded troops,
you can display that ribbon proudly.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#2587 Jan 25, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Some people like to pretend they support our troops, but only if it doesn't cost them a dime.
It's a great day to shine up that pretty magnetic yellow ribbon on your car,
so that when you vote next time to avoid taxes to support our wounded troops,
you can display that ribbon proudly.
Not surprised...Another straw man argument.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#2588 Jan 25, 2013
BTW, I wasn't aware our tax dollars went for any specific items.

Maybe in your "informed" mind, but income taxes are not a SPLOST for specific items.

It would be great to pick what government programs you support, kind of like which charities and non-profits we choose to support.

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