'The War Is Not Over'

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

Marietta, GA

#286810 Mar 3, 2013
MUQ wrote:
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News
"In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind
him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." - Thomas Jefferson -
Kentucky Resolutions, 1798
"The human mind was not designed by evolutionary forces for finding truth. It was
designed for finding advantage" Albert Szent-Györgyi
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." - Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe
February 12, 2013
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ...just curious comrade MUQ, does this apply to woman too?

Why you not talk to me anymore, comrade MUQ? Are you no longer my only muslim friend? I hope that you have not lost the will of allah to convince me that islam is the way and the light...why you run and hide in the face of adversity? We have so much to discuss...come back to the table my friend...don't hate me because I have different views than you...
ABs

Marietta, GA

#286811 Mar 3, 2013
News you won't hear or see on IRNA or the KSA Enquirer...the life and death of jihad...

The head of Chad's military has announced on state television that Chadian troops deployed in northern Mali killed Moktar Belmoktar, the international terrorist responsible for the attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria that resulted in the death of dozens of foreigners. The French military, which is leading the offensive in northern Mali, says it cannot confirm the information.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue read a statement saying Chadian soldiers today had destroyed a jihadist base in the Adrar and Ifoghas mountains of North Mali, killing Belmoktar. The purported death of Belmoktar comes a day after Chad's president said their troops killed Abou Zeid, the other main al-Qaeda commander in the region...just curious, comrade MUQ, do jihadists that get hunted down and killed like rabid dogs while running and hiding get the same "Eternal Glory" as those that die in battle against the infidels?
ABs

Marietta, GA

#286812 Mar 3, 2013
Pdamerica org wrote:
<quoted text>
ABs, truth be told both Republicans in power or Democrats in power help their friends. NOT US.
I understand that...that is why for the life of me I could not understand why you were so excited a few years back that obumble turned all those red states blue and why frankie is so bitter about the right today...they both have wall street interests first...
Democracynow org

West Sayville, NY

#286813 Mar 3, 2013
ABs wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand that...that is why for the life of me I could not understand why you were so excited a few years back that obumble turned all those red states blue and why frankie is so bitter about the right today...they both have wall street interests first...
I was totally astonished that a Black person could be elected president in 10 Bush Red States in 2008.

Obama even took 8 out of 10 Bush Red States in 2012, also too my surprise.

If you remember I did not vote for Obama in 2008 or 2012.

In 2008 Ralph Nader and Ron Paul had my support.

Not corporate Obama and Not corporate McCain.

Same is true with Obama/Romney.

I did have some small hope that Obama could have been the next FDR and implement policies to help our masses instead of benefiting the wealthy few.

Instead Obama continued Business as Usual.

frankie is absolutely correct about the corporate owned Rightwing in America.

Sadly, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are also corporate owned.

Pelosi is not different than any other Speaker of the House.

She passed out corporate funds to her members so they elected her Speaker.

As you aleady know, FOLLOW THE MONEY and it almost always leads to the TRUTH.

It is a Herculean Task but "We The People" have to stop voting for corporate Democrats and corporate Republicans.

We have to stop believing the corporate talking air heads on Mainstream and corporate Rightwing media.

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Cornel West on the Election of Barack Obama:“I Hope He Is a Progressive Lincoln, I Aspire to Be the Frederick Douglass to Put Pressure on Him”
Princeton University professor of religion and African American studies, Cornel West, speaks about the election of Barack Obama, his selection of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, the possible selection of Lawrence Summers to be Treasury Secretary and the role of the progressive left to push Obama./ November 19, 2008
West is the author of the new book Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom.
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/11/19/cornel...

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Obama’s Royal Scam and The Iron Fist Of Rahm
Proof Obama is continuing 85% of all Bush/Cheney policy
January 1, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/ycnuljg
Audacity To Hope
Change We Can Believe In
Rule of Law
Accountability
Freedom From Lobbyists and Special Interests
Privacy
Harm From Illegal Surveillance
Constitutional Scholar
Transparency
Predatory Business Practices
Closing Guantanamo
Withdrawing From Iraq and Afghanistan
These are but some of the major buzzwords, issues and concepts Barack Obama based his candidacy and campaign on to convince the American electorate to sweep him in to office. Mr. Obama, however, has gone significantly in the opposite direction on each and every one since taking office. As Frank Rich noted, there is a growing “suspicion that Obama’s brilliant presidential campaign was as hollow as Tiger’s public image — a marketing scam…”.
Is there support for this allegation other than anecdotal evidence? Yes, and Micah Sifry has an excellent piece out detailing the basis:
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2010/01/01/...
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One year ago, Ralph Nader on an Obama
One year ago on election night, The Real News spoke to presidential candidate Ralph Nader Pt1 / November 5, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/ahqb94e http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php...
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#286815 Mar 3, 2013
-Web wrote:
A Brief History Of The NRA
Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," according to a magazine editorial written by Church.
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snipped
Law enforcement training was on the priority list for program development. Although a special police school had been reinstated at Camp Perry in 1956, NRA became the only national trainer of law enforcement officers with the introduction of its NRA Police Firearms Instructor certification program in 1960.
Today, there are more than 10,000 NRA-certified police and security firearms instructors.
Additionally, top law enforcement shooters compete each year in eight different pistol and shotgun matches at the National Police Shooting Championships held in Jackson, Mississippi.
http://www.nrahq.org/history.asp
You conveniently left out the other half of the story, starting in the sixties the NRA became a ruthless political lobby machine - they must be stopped!!
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#286816 Mar 3, 2013
Jeremy Goulet, who shot two police officers in Santa Cruz, served two years in prison for a gun crime, one of his many tangles with law enforcement in both military and civilian life. And his father described him as a "ticking time bomb" who would do anything to avoid going back behind bars. So how did this troubled man still have three handguns registered to him when two Santa Cruz police detectives arrived on his doorstep Tuesday, only to pay with their lives? How many more must die before the NRA and its mindless followers are going to come to their senses?
http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci...

“One For the Money”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#286817 Mar 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
Jeremy Goulet, who shot two police officers in Santa Cruz, served two years in prison for a gun crime, one of his many tangles with law enforcement in both military and civilian life. And his father described him as a "ticking time bomb" who would do anything to avoid going back behind bars. So how did this troubled man still have three handguns registered to him when two Santa Cruz police detectives arrived on his doorstep Tuesday, only to pay with their lives? How many more must die before the NRA and its mindless followers are going to come to their senses?
http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci...
The NRA did not kill the officers.
What do you propose?
Do you think gun owners should be rounded up and have their guns taken?
A gun does not kill someone unless a person pulls the trigger.

Taken from your link.
..........
Ironically, Connecticut is one of only two states that make it easier for authorities to seize weapons from unstable people.

If someone poses a risk of imminent injury to himself or others, Connecticut authorities can ask a judge for a warrant to seize that person's firearms without first taking the person into custody or to court; the owner is entitled to a hearing within 14 days.

ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286818 Mar 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
Jeremy Goulet, who shot two police officers in Santa Cruz, served two years in prison for a gun crime, one of his many tangles with law enforcement in both military and civilian life. And his father described him as a "ticking time bomb" who would do anything to avoid going back behind bars. So how did this troubled man still have three handguns registered to him when two Santa Cruz police detectives arrived on his doorstep Tuesday, only to pay with their lives? How many more must die before the NRA and its mindless followers are going to come to their senses?
http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci...
What the PH uck does this have to do with the NRA? You are such a twit...

Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year from owning a gun. Goulet served two years because the judge gave him two consecutive one-year sentences for the two misdemeanors. But because neither crime was punishable by more than a year by itself, neither prohibited him from owning a gun...

But more laws should help, eh frankeh? what a maroone...thank god abortions can't be made retroactive because you would be a prime candidate if it were...it amazes me how often the truly dumarssed sperm wins the million tadpole race up the tube of life...
ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286819 Mar 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
You conveniently left out the other half of the story, starting in the sixties the NRA became a ruthless political lobby machine - they must be stopped!!
Oh my goodness...the evil NRA...kill...kill them all...lol...
ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286820 Mar 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
Jeremy Goulet, who shot two police officers in Santa Cruz, served two years in prison for a gun crime, one of his many tangles with law enforcement in both military and civilian life. And his father described him as a "ticking time bomb" who would do anything to avoid going back behind bars. So how did this troubled man still have three handguns registered to him when two Santa Cruz police detectives arrived on his doorstep Tuesday, only to pay with their lives? How many more must die before the NRA and its mindless followers are going to come to their senses?
http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci...
Ban nurses now!
A nurse at a senior living facility north of Los Angeles refused to administer CPR to an 87-year-old woman who was hardly breathing—and who later died, the LA Times reports. "It’s a human being," pleaded Bakersfield fire dispatcher Tracey Halvorson on a 911 tape recorded this week. "Is there anybody that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die?" The nurse paused and said, "Um, not at this time."

The nurse explained that Glenwood Gardens policy was not for staff to administer CPR. Halverson urged the nurse to hand the phone to "a passerby" to help the elderly woman, so the nurse turned to someone else: "She’s yelling at me and saying we have to have one of our residents perform CPR," the nurse said of the dispatcher. "I’m feeling stressed, and I’m not going to do that, make that call."
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#286821 Mar 3, 2013
-Web wrote:
<quoted text>
The NRA did not kill the officers.
What do you propose?
Do you think gun owners should be rounded up and have their guns taken?
A gun does not kill someone unless a person pulls the trigger.
Taken from your link.
..........
Ironically, Connecticut is one of only two states that make it easier for authorities to seize weapons from unstable people.
If someone poses a risk of imminent injury to himself or others, Connecticut authorities can ask a judge for a warrant to seize that person's firearms without first taking the person into custody or to court; the owner is entitled to a hearing within 14 days.
Fisrst things fiest -- get a brain yemoron
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286824 Mar 4, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Fisrst things fiest -- get a brain yemoron
In frankly's world...

Was that another burgular, dear?

Why yes it was, honey. And he told me to quit point my revolver at him and go back to bed or he was going to call the police and tell them I have a gun!

Only in Frankie's world...
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#286826 Mar 4, 2013
LOL ... you can always count on the merciful benevolence of the almighty and only Allah!
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03...
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286827 Mar 4, 2013
Miami Muslim cleric Hafiz Khan was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists today, charges that could, given his advanced age, land him in prison for the rest of his life. During the trial, prosecutors trotted out hundreds of FBI recordings in which Khan, 77, expressed support for the Taliban, for the killing of US soldiers, and for the violent overthrow of Pakistan's government, and discussed sending around $50,000 to Pakistan, the AP reports.

But Khan's attorney says he was lying about his extremist views in the hopes of getting an extremist to donate $1 million to Khan's Swat Valley madrassa—little suspecting that the extremist was actually an FBI agent. "That is not supporting terrorism," his attorney argued. "That is an old guy running a scam, who got scammed." Prosecutors called that defense "a lie," saying that the million-dollar offer didn't appear on the tapes. Khan now faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the four counts he was convicted on.

This sh*t don't fly in the US of A...got it comrade?
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286828 Mar 4, 2013
To my dear friend Comrade MUQ...Allah is pisssssd...news you will not see or hear on IRNA or KSA Times Tribune...
Cue the locusts: Some 30 million of the insects descended on Egypt over the weekend, in a development that had the country's agricultural ministry scrambling to deploy insecticide-spraying helicopters to contain the outbreak. The main swarm appears to be centered around Giza, near southern Cairo, where Ynet reports that many residents were burning car tires to ward off the pests. Meanwhile, the Times of Israel reports that Egypt's ag minister was pleading with residents to let authorities deal with the infestation: "The armed forces and the Egyptian border units are trying to battle the swarm," he said. "I ask the families living in the area afflicted with the swarm to not light car tires. It doesn't drive the locusts away, it only causes damage."

The locusts have neighboring Israel on alert, notes the AP, adding that its agricultural ministry today set up an emergency hotline and is asking Israelis to use it to report sightings. Today, however, the Egyptian government is claiming that it has eradicated up to 95% of the locusts around Cairo, reports the Egypt Independent, though it acknowledged it's still investigating reports elsewhere. A Cairo professor noted that the UN told the country about the coming swarm in November, but its warnings were brushed off...after all, what would infidels know about the wrath of ALLAH....got it comrade MUQ?
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286829 Mar 4, 2013
Spocko wrote:
LOL ... you can always count on the merciful benevolence of the almighty and only Allah!
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03...
Great news francis...Jeb Bush may run for the whitehouse...
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286830 Mar 4, 2013
Fwd: A note from the night watchman

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.
Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."
So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"
So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"
So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"
So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."

So they laid-off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the LIBERAL Carter administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn't think so!

Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

Ready??

It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW IT'S 2012 -- 35 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")
34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!! Anybody Home?

Signed....The Night Watchman
fihhid

Pittsburgh, PA

#286831 Mar 4, 2013
youtube.com/watch...
whats the beef? WW3 is yet to see
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#286832 Mar 4, 2013
ABs wrote:
<quoted text>
Great news francis...Jeb Bush may run for the whitehouse...
Of course Jeb will run and be nominated.

Corporate Jeb Bush vs Corporate Hillary Clinton.

Even Momma Barbara Bush is a descendant of President
Franklin Pierce

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http://tinyurl.com/bzeovg

The Constitution 101:

In the Federalist Papers it said: We were not going to have a monarchy, and we were not going to have a democracy.$$$$$$$

And to this day we have neither. For two hundred years we have had an oligarchical system in which men of property can do well (Dumbya Bush), and others are on their own.$$$$$$$

American politics is essentially a family affair, as are most oligarchies. When the father of the Constitution, James Madison, was asked how on earth any business could get done in Congress when the country contained 100 million people whose representatives would number half a thousand, Madison took the line that oligarchy's iron law always obtains: A few people invariably run the show; and keep it, if they can, in the family.$$$$$$$

Our founding fathers had such a fear and loathing of democracy that they invented the Electoral College so that the popular voice of the people could be throttled, much as the Supreme Court throttled the Floridians on December 12, 2000.$$$$$$$

We were to be neither a democracy, subject to majoritarian tyranny, nor a dictatorship, subject to Caesarean folly.$$$$$$$

As American media is controlled by that corporate America which provides us with political candidates a well-informed electorate is not possible.$$$$$$$

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"Golden Age for Corporate Profits" As Workers Get Whacked
Naomi Klein: "For workers, the 'recovery' looks more like a stick-up."
http://tinyurl.com/ckz2ev6 / March 4, 2013
As across-the-board federal budget cuts go into effect and the "real pain" predicted by economists and policy experts begins to creep into the lives of everyday people—namely US workers—investors on Wall Street are saying: "bring it on."
Quoted in a New York Times article on Monday that describes the current economy as a "golden age for corporate profit," Savita Subramanian, who heads the equity and quantitative strategy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said that despite the terrible times for working people and warnings that nearly three-quarters of a million jobs could be lost this year in the US, "the market wants more austerity."
Reading the article prompted journalist and book author Naomi Klein to tweet:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/...
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#286833 Mar 4, 2013
Jeb vs Hillary 2016

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