'The War Is Not Over'

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Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#286043 Jan 1, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
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If you are right, then no harm no foul.
If I am right, then you are in Big Trouble.
I am deadly sure I will never be in trouble! OK?
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#286044 Jan 1, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
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Yes and No.
Capitalism is noble as long as it is honorable and fair.
Bill Clinton and the Republicans terminated Glass/Steagall which gave Wall Street a license to steal.
Crony Capitalism is the problem along with no fair/free markets, corporate welfare, tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy, government subsidies, extremely bloated waste and fraud at the Pentagon, tax havens, outsourcing, etc. et cetera.
Some of our worst presidents were Nixon to Obama and all in between.
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There Is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior
December 26, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/cgvjsg9
The truth is often painful but nonetheless it is important that we live in the real world. Just as little kids have to come to grips with the fact that there is no Santa Claus, it is necessary for millions of liberals, including many who think of themselves as highly knowledgeable about economic matters, to realize that President Clinton's policies sent the economy seriously off course. In Washington it is common to tout the budget surpluses of the Clinton years as some momentous achievement, as though the point of economic policy is to run budget surpluses. Of course the point of economic policy is to produce an economy that improves the lives of the people in a sustainable way. Clinton badly flunked this test.
The Clinton economy was driven by a stock bubble. This is not a debatable point. The ratio of market-wide stock prices to corporate earnings was well over 30 to 1 at the peak of the bubble in 2000. This is more than twice the historic average.
This run-up in stock prices drove the economy in two ways. First, since any good huckster could make millions selling shares in dot.whatever, we had many hucksters starting nutball businesses that never had a prayer of making a profit. This is not much of a long-run economic strategy, but in the short-term it led to an increase in investment.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/12/26-0...
Super profit? War is the most profitable business in capitalism! Of course for the winner in the short run!
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#286045 Jan 1, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes and No.
Capitalism is noble as long as it is honorable and fair.
Bill Clinton and the Republicans terminated Glass/Steagall which gave Wall Street a license to steal.
Crony Capitalism is the problem along with no fair/free markets, corporate welfare, tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy, government subsidies, extremely bloated waste and fraud at the Pentagon, tax havens, outsourcing, etc. et cetera.
Some of our worst presidents were Nixon to Obama and all in between.
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There Is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior
December 26, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/cgvjsg9
The truth is often painful but nonetheless it is important that we live in the real world. Just as little kids have to come to grips with the fact that there is no Santa Claus, it is necessary for millions of liberals, including many who think of themselves as highly knowledgeable about economic matters, to realize that President Clinton's policies sent the economy seriously off course. In Washington it is common to tout the budget surpluses of the Clinton years as some momentous achievement, as though the point of economic policy is to run budget surpluses. Of course the point of economic policy is to produce an economy that improves the lives of the people in a sustainable way. Clinton badly flunked this test.
The Clinton economy was driven by a stock bubble. This is not a debatable point. The ratio of market-wide stock prices to corporate earnings was well over 30 to 1 at the peak of the bubble in 2000. This is more than twice the historic average.
This run-up in stock prices drove the economy in two ways. First, since any good huckster could make millions selling shares in dot.whatever, we had many hucksters starting nutball businesses that never had a prayer of making a profit. This is not much of a long-run economic strategy, but in the short-term it led to an increase in investment.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/12/26-0...
Capitalism in the end is phantasm even the end of humanity at all!
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

United States

#286046 Jan 1, 2013
"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
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#286047 Jan 1, 2013
Tinka wrote:
Some believe we will have a great Flood so we need some Marines for sure in case of really strange Aliens the Luftwaffe...
What we really need: the pass of capitalism and the begin of socialism and finally comunism! So we can fight great floods by sure! Natural calamities can be defeated by these societies!
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

United States

#286048 Jan 1, 2013
Henry wrote:
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You are soo right!
Happy New year all!
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#286049 Jan 1, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text> God very much exists in people'a heads!
God is just a phantasm!
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

United States

#286050 Jan 1, 2013
http://warcrimestimes.org/ ^
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, TENET, RICE AND GONZALES; INTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANTS REQUESTED In order to demonstrate your support for this Complaint you can contact the I.C.C. Prosecutor by letter, fax, or email as indicated below. Champaign, U.S.A./The Hague, Netherlands (19 Jan 2010).-- Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales...
Henry

Crimmitschau, Germany

#286051 Jan 1, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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Jesus rose from the dead and is alive.
Jesus always was and always will be.
The Bible pulsates with Life and is Not a dead Book.
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1 John 2:22
Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Moses of Israel won and Pharaoh of Egypt lost.
David of Israel won and Goliath of Philistines lost.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
We don`t have find out, since there is and never was the daintest idea of any god at all!
Big Toe

Oconto Falls, WI

#286052 Jan 1, 2013
Just became aware that Topix is censoring out political posts that they are not in agreement with! I was very surprised! So goes Topix's crediblity.
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286054 Jan 1, 2013
John_Schuylkill County_Pa wrote:
<quoted text>How dare you blame Cheney.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WxLw3YC5MTUXX
Oh no, but Brutus was an honorable man (Sheakespear´s Ceasar)!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#286055 Jan 1, 2013
ABs wrote:
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So in your opinion there was no evil in the world before the advent of capitalism?
Nazi germany...capitalistic system? The iron curtain? Muslim hoardes?
Classes started with fights. First the slave societies in different corners of the world, then feudalism, finally Capitalism. Now we are on the transfer to socialism or perhaps to the end of humanity in the nuclear age. Nature can do without humans!
I hear whining

Bangor, ME

#286056 Jan 1, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Super profit? War is the most profitable business in capitalism! Of course for the winner in the short run!
Try North Korea?

No profit there

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but there is war
AnnAgain

Oakland, CA

#286057 Jan 1, 2013
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?
Therealnews com

Bay Shore, NY

#286058 Jan 1, 2013
Henry wrote:
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We don`t have find out, since there is and never was the daintest idea of any god at all!
There are 7 Billion people inhabiting this planet and most are believers.

You are certainly entitled to your minority opinion.
Therealnews com

Bay Shore, NY

#286059 Jan 1, 2013
Henry wrote:
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I am for the defeat of the capitalist system. This would take off the reason for war in a socialist world and for the extinction of exploitation by exploiters!
You have it somewhat backwards.

The USA is still second to none, but can be much better.

The Russians and Chinese citizenry are massively worse off than the citizens of Western Nations.

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Compare the 1912 Elections with the 2012 Elections
January 1, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/b7bvdce
Before the electoral year of 2012 slinks into history, it is worth a comparative glance back to the electoral year of 1912 to give us some jolting perspective on how degraded our contemporary elections, voter performance and election expectations have become.

One hundred years ago, workers were marching, picketing and forming unions. Eugene Debs, the great labor leader and presidential candidate that year, spoke to outdoor labor rallies of 100,000 to 200,000 workers and their families gathered to protest low wages and working conditions.

Farmers were flexing their muscle with vibrant political activity in progressive parties and organizing farm cooperatives, through their granges, and pushing for proper regulation of the banks and railroads.

On the presidential ballot were Republican incumbent William Howard Taft, Democrat Woodrow Wilson, and the Progressive “Bull Moose” Party’s choice former president Theodore Roosevelt. Taft would be repudiated for being far too populist and too critical of corporations by today’s Republican Party. He favored national, not state, charters for “national corporations.”

The Democrats were committed to their platform of 1908 which asked “Shall the people rule? Is the overshadowing issue which manifests itself in all the questions now under discussion.” The context was shaped by the giant corporations (“called the trusts”) and their lobbies in Washington, which had to be curbed. The Supreme Court in 1911 had just ruled to break up the giant Standard Oil trust.

Women’s suffrage, abolition of child labor, workers’ compensation; states adopting the initiative, referendum, and recall; the eight-hour work day, minimum wage laws (Massachusetts was the first in 1912), taxing corporate profits and the “inheritance of fortunes,” were some of the many hot issues of 1912.

Taft, Wilson and Roosevelt fought over who was the most progressive. Theodore Roosevelt in an August 1912 speech declared that “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”/ http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/01-1...
Therealnews com

Bay Shore, NY

#286060 Jan 1, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
I am deadly sure I will never be in trouble! OK?
Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Therealnews com

Bay Shore, NY

#286061 Jan 1, 2013
ABs wrote:
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Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear...
1 EdgarAPoe 1:1
Mountains were below the sea at one time or another in the history of the earth...future continents are being created on the sea floor as we speak...tetonic plate shifts will see to that...
That is good advice but who created the tectonic plates? The Sun?

Earth? All Life?
John_Schuylkill County_Pa

Frackville, PA

#286064 Jan 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Oh no, but Brutus was an honorable man (Sheakespear´s Ceasar)!
Cheney served Bush well
John_Schuylkill County_Pa

Frackville, PA

#286065 Jan 2, 2013
Big Toe wrote:
Just became aware that Topix is censoring out political posts that they are not in agreement with! I was very surprised! So goes Topix's crediblity.
You have to tow the line

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