'The War Is Not Over'

'The War Is Not Over'

There are 276652 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Sep 12, 2006, titled 'The War Is Not Over'. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

WASHINGTON - President Bush led the nation on Monday in marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept.

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Hartenstein, Germany

#286095 Jan 2, 2013
Linktv org wrote:
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I do not know why GOD chose the Hebrews as His chosen people.
What I do know is THREE largest religions came from it.
Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
GOD hates the sin but loves the sinner that is why HE sent His SON.
Sorry "God" never existed at all!

Aiken, SC

#286096 Jan 2, 2013
Frank wrote:
One could argue that it is Reagan who is the father of our massive national debt. Reagan tripled the national debt in his eight years in office with his obsession of the cold war. Reagan got Congress to cut taxes but never made the proportionate spending cuts. On his watch the debt surpassed a once-unheard-of $1 trillion in Reagan's first year in office, and it was nearly $3 trillion when he left. A modern precedent had been set. A scant 22 years after he left office, the debt has ballooned to $14 trillion with an additional $1.5 trillion coming this fiscal year. Except for wars and economic depressions, this growth in debt was virtually unprecedented. Even during the Vietnam War, the rise of the Great Society and the "guns and butter" debate of the '60s, the federal debt rose only from about $285 billion in 1960 to $370 billion in 1970.
Washington formed its big spending habit long before any living conservative was born, and long before Franklin or Teddy Roosevelt. According to “real” historians the turn away from strong limits on federal government was the Civil War.
As a percentage of GDP, U.S. government spending lingered in the low single-digit range all the way through to the 1930s, peaked at 45% in 1944, troughed at 12% in 1948 (the first full year after World War II demobilization), and stands at 21% today.
President Lincoln levied real estate, excise, sales, and license taxes on a wide range of goods and services, and imposed an income tax on all incomes over $600 ($10,500 in 1995 prices) at rates ranging from 5% to 10%. To enforce it all, Lincoln introduced the Internal Revenue bureaucracy. Lincoln also raised tariffs from an average of 20% to an average of 47% by war's end. Republican protectionism continued to dominate trade policy...for the next three-quarters of a century.
Establishing a permanently big government were the large spending programs and new federal agencies that started with the Civil War and never ended. The federal government's first system of old-age and disability insurance was veterans' pensions, which grew from 2% of all federal spending in 1866 to 29% in 1884. The Department of Agriculture began during the war, as did the Government Printing Office, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the National Academy of Sciences--set up in 1863 to seek technological innovations useful for the war effort. The first federal Department of Education wasn't created in 1867.
One question, what was the stock market pre and post Clinton?

Aiken, SC

#286097 Jan 2, 2013
Sunlightfoundation com wrote:
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The USA has the most guns of any nation worldwide, so if guns keep you safe, how come the USA ranks #1 in killings with guns?
I am pro gun BTW.
To keep you safe, OBVIOUSLY...just think how unsafe it would be in Bay Shore with a couple million more criminals and thugs walking around...

Aiken, SC

#286098 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Class fights were already since classes exist. Only socialism could stop class fights. Communism would finally stop classes!

Than why did it fail in the USSR and why is it failing in China? Thou shalt not steal, kill or fornicate in public...

Aiken, SC

#286099 Jan 2, 2013
I'm Barry Obumble and I approve this message...
I won’t allow the HALF of Americans who pay NO TAXES to bear the BURDEN of the other half who AREN’T PAYING their fair share!!!

The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are out numbered by those who vote for a living...

Aiken, SC

#286100 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Better try not North Korea, it is peaceful but strongly defended!
Strongly defended, so was Japan in 1945...your point?

Aiken, SC

#286101 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Well, the USA has the biggest jail population too! How come?
Because the Democrats are strongly invested in the stock market and their portfolios are strongly laiden with prison services related industries, silly boy. Frankie didn't tell you?

AlGorp has made 98M since he has been out of office on 'green energy"

United States

#286102 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Why should I "tow the line"? Of course I never will!
a socialist in Germany and a socialist here what is the difference, big brother is watching

Lithonia, GA

#286103 Jan 2, 2013
John_Pa wrote:
<quoted text>a socialist in Germany and a socialist here what is the difference, big brother is watching
Good luck this weekend, hope to see you guys in the finals...please break brady's thong...

Lithonia, GA

#286104 Jan 2, 2013
UidiotRaceMAkeWorldPeace wrote:
<quoted text>Happy New year all!
And to you...a merry new year

Lithonia, GA

#286105 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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God is just a phantasm!
Curious hank, If so why do you keep capitalizing the G? You can fool tinyearl, but I know u believe in a great spirit...I mean Great Spirit....

Lithonia, GA

#286106 Jan 2, 2013
Spocko wrote:
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For a rich, developed country, the U.S. gun-related homicide rate is very, very high. The United States has by far the highest per capita rate of all developed countries. The U.S. gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other countries. That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than someone from another developed country.
In the US – there were an estimated 13,756 murders in 2009, a rate of about 5.0 per 100,000. Of these 9,203 were carried out with a firearm.
In the UK – there were an estimated 550 murders in 2011-12, a rate of about 1.4 per 100,000. Of these 39 were carried out with a firearm.
If I were british I would worry about that...geesh, more likely to get beaten or stabbed then shot! What an awful inhumane way to die, don't you agree?
So if guns kill people how do you explain the other 511 british murders?

Lithonia, GA

#286107 Jan 2, 2013
UidiotRaceMAkeWorldPeace wrote:
"American policymakers, setting themselves up as guardians of the world system, are more inclined than ever to simply disregard international laws and conventions if they get in the way of unrivaled military supremacy. Every instance of U.S. armed intervention ... represents a flagrant violation of regional treaties and laws, not to mention the UN Charter itself, which explicitly prohibits military attacks against sovereign nations - for example, Grenada, Nicaragua, Haiti, Panama, Serbia, Iraq.... In any event, the U.S. has consistently shown its contempt for international bodies, agreements, and procedures that might conflict with its hegemonic aspirations."
Carl Boggs
So then you agree, USA should not get involved in the 60k dead and growing list in Syria and just sit back and let the international bodies continue their most excellent work of resolving the genocide going on, yes?

Lithonia, GA

#286108 Jan 2, 2013
I hear whining wrote:
<quoted text>Try North Korea?
No profit there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dqxoeVE1tfwXX&list=AL94UK MTqg-9Cj75CIwa3BQWHOKnkwFqRN
but there is war
Greetings thong wearer and a most very merry and happy new year cruster ol friend...hope you and the family are well...

Lithonia, GA

#286109 Jan 2, 2013
AnnAgain wrote:
Why do families have to lose their children to our ‘sacred’ guns?
In 2008, 20,000 children were injured by guns.
In 2011, 9000 plus Americans were murdered with guns.
Between 2008-09 almost 6000 kids were killed with guns in America.
Every year close to 90 preschoolers are killed with guns.
That's twice the number of cops shot, per year.
What are acceptable numbers for the fanatical NRA?
Exposed by itself looks like you may be on to something.....UNTIL you realize that the most common type of injury accident involving children are those that also involve motor vehicle collisions. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in car accidents....and how many children are killed or injured by drugs each year? Gun injuries and deaths pale in comparison so why are you as dilligent in new laws and bans on drugs and cars??? Because like gun laws and bans, they ONLY work if people abide by them...

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#286110 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Does religion help (ironie) the people to overcome the difficulties? Science does, religions further ignorance. For over 70 years I am an atheist and will it be till my death!
And then "after your death" you will 'Wish" that you would have been a believer!!

That shall happen to every Atheist, to the best of my knowledge and info!!

The most "unimaginative people on this planet"!!

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#286111 Jan 2, 2013
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News


Obama:“The Best is Yet to Come.” Really?

By Alan Hart

November 14, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - When President Obama tried to get a real Middle East peace process going by calling on Israel to halt its illegal settlement activity and his “Yes, we can” became “No, we can’t”, I dared to invest some hope in the idea that in a second term he would use the leverage all presidents have to oblige Israel to end its defiance of international law and be serious about peace on terms the Palestinians could accept. And that investment was not the consequence of mere wishful thinking on my part.
There were two main reasons for my cautious optimism.

The first was (and is today even more so) in the fact that behind closed doors in Washington D.C. top military and security people are completely aware that it’s no longer in America’s own best interests to go on supporting the Zionist (not Jewish) state right or wrong.

The second was my knowledge from sources I trust that Obama has always understood that without an acceptable measure of justice for the Palestinians there could be no end to the conflict, only catastrophe for all. When he was preparing for his first run for the White House, he told a close American-Palestinian friend not to expect too much from him in his first term but to be optimistic about what he could and would do in a second term.(I took that to mean that Obama was fully aware of a fundamental truth expressed to me by former President Carter. As I have stated in previous articles, he said that any American president has only two windows of opportunity to take on the Zionist lobby, the second window being the last year of his second term – i.e. after the mid-term elections of the second term).

Today there is a third reason for cautious optimism. It was summed up in a Ha-aretz headline over an article by Akiva Eldar on 12 November – American Jews are giving up on Israel.
His opening two paragraphs were the following:

The most worrying news that came out of the U.S. presidential elections was that American Jews seem to have lost interest in Israel. Just 10 percent of American-Jewish voters said Israel was their highest priority when they went to the polls, according to a recent exit poll conducted by the pro-peace Israel lobby J Street. Nine out of 10 said domestic issues like job rates and health care were their top concerns. This is despite the fact that the Republicans and Jewish activists, many of whom are supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told countless horror stories about what they described as Barack Obama’s plot to throw Israel to the Iranian wolves.

These statistics support the analysis of political commentator Peter Beinart, an associate professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, who argues that the ongoing occupation and the revelations of Israeli racism have distanced American Jews from Israel and from the Zionist idea.

And then there’s this. For a recent study two researchers from the California State University and the Hebrew Union College asked young American Jews whether they would regard Israel’s destruction as a personal tragedy. Fifty percent said they would not.

In a commentary on this finding for the Connecticut edition of the Jewish Ledger, Eric Mandel (a supporter of Israel right or wrong) asked why young American Jews do not feel connected to Israel. His answer included this:
John_Schuylkill County_Pa

Sunbury, PA

#286112 Jan 3, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Bush served the Billionairs well!
McDonald"s served billions of hamburgers well!

Aiken, SC

#286113 Jan 3, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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And then "after your death" you will 'Wish" that you would have been a believer!!
That shall happen to every Atheist, to the best of my knowledge and info!!
The most "unimaginative people on this planet"!!
Even worse than the Jews?

Aiken, SC

#286114 Jan 3, 2013
I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home.
Dads were at work. Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married to actual men BEFORE having children!

Crime did not pay; Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.

Moms could cook; Dads would work;
Children would behave.

Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.

Women wore the jewelry; and Men wore the pants.

Women looked like ladies; men looked like gentlemen; and children looked decent.

People loved the truth, and hated a lie.

Cursing was wicked; drugs were for illness.

The flag was honored; America was beautiful; and God was welcome!

To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
I Miss the Old Days...

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