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The President has failed us

Duh, we are through the military industrial complex. The opium trade supplies income to Islamic Terrorists, which we are "at" war with, .i.e. The Global War on Terrorism. This is the first time in our history we are at war not with a nation, but a tactic. How do you win a war on a tactic? That's what terrorism is, it's a tactic used to gain political ends when you are militarily inferior. How would even know when you've won. Its an endless war, which can't be won. We'd be better off battling "Oceania ". It's a wet dream for our military industrial complex. Same with the war on drugs. We are witnessing the militarization of our internal police forces. They are regularly equipped with assault rifles, armored vehicles and military garb. Radars and sophisticated surveillance systems are being deployed on our borders and territorial waters in the "War on Drug". We tried prohibition once and learned the hard way it doesn't work. The War on Drugs can't be won by enforcing laws of prohibition, it can only be won through education. But there's no money to be made in that. Follow the money, if you want to know who is protecting the opium trade. The military industrial complex is using the American citizen as cannon fodder in order to make a profit and our politicians are enabling them.  (Sunday Apr 17 | post #444841)

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Barack Obama, our next President

really, welfare costs $2 Trillion a year, got anything to back that up?  (Sunday Apr 3 | post #1483242)

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Barack Obama, our next President

wow, what a thought provoking, insightful come back. Full of information to support your position. I'll bet you were the captain of your school's debate team. I can see I'm completely out matched.  (Sunday Apr 3 | post #1483171)

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Barack Obama, our next President

what does "the $60 Billion we've spent of rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan" have to do with the military. Please explain how you got there, what logic did you use. That money was spent on Haliburton contracts not the military.  (Sunday Apr 3 | post #1483157)

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Barack Obama, our next President

It never ceases to amaze me, conservative republicans talk about the deficit and complain about discretionary spending. But they never actually do anything to reduce the deficit. If you and your ilk really really wanted to reduce the deficit you would be looking to cut the TRILLIONS we give to the fossil fuel industry in subsidies annually. The CEO of Exon makes over 1/2 a BILLION/year in salary. The oil industry is one of the most profitable businesses in the world, and yet we give them $37.5 TRILLION A YEAR in subsidies. You would cut the F-35 program, each Naval version costs $337 MILLION+. It's a turkey, capable of only carrying 6 missiles and has lost every aerial combat simulation against F-16's. You're so willing to spend over $3 TRILLION in welfare to Haliburton, funneled through the Iraq war but throw your fellow Americans to the curb. Please spare me your complaining about chump change in the battle of the deficit. Until you're willing to take actual actions to reduce the deficit, you're empty pockets.  (Sunday Apr 3 | post #1483155)

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Barack Obama, our next President

First I'll ask them what they think of the $37.5 BILLION we give the oil companies in subsidies. Then I'll ask them why they think forks make us fat is complaining about the 50 million we spend on food stamps. or we can ask them about what they think about Every hour, taxpayers in United States are paying $936,703 for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in 2016. So far we've spent $4.2 BILLION IN 2016 alone on that turkey and they're still not operational total cost of the F-35 program $1.5 TRILLION. Heck, that's nothing compared to the $3.5 TRILLION we wasted on Bush's decision to invade Iraq, a country that wasn't a threat to us and destabilized the Middle East giving rise to ISIS Why Democrats and liberals may waste money on the poor, education, health care its nothing compared to the TRILLIONS Conservative give in welfare to the fossil fuel industries and military industrial complex  (Sunday Apr 3 | post #1483148)

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First, I've seen many NEA grants to support a plethora of music genres, e.g. jazz, classical, country, bluegrass etc. Why not a southern music genre? Second, why are you calling this a liberal economic phenomenon. Its occurring in Marshal County, Alabama and through the Alabaman state government. Last time I checked, the Republican Party had total control of the state Alabaman state government. http://www.arts.al abama.gov/news_det ail.aspx?ID=8368 https://en.wikiped ia.org/wiki/List_o f_United_States_st ate_legislatures  (Sunday Apr 3 | post #1483113)

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Prove there's a god.

When Hitler himself declared himself a Christian and said he was doing the work of god, I have to take his word for it. I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so” [Adolph Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941] “I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord’s work.” [Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936] “My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice… And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly, it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people. And when I look on my people I see them work and work and toil and labor, and at the end of the week they have only for their wages wretchedness and misery. When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people are plundered and exposed.” Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich on April 12, 1922  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1028801)

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Prove there's a god.

I don't need to go to a website with an agenda and one that revises history. Natural Law has nothing to do with religion, it's an idea born in the Age of Enlightenment. Natural law Natural law is a philosophy that certain rights or values are inherent by virtue of human nature and universally cognizable through human reason. Historically, natural law refers to the use of reason to analyze both social and personal human nature to deduce binding rules of moral behavior. The law of nature, being determined by nature, is universal. Age of Enlightenment: European politics, philosophy, science and communications were radically reoriented during the course of the “long 18th century” (1685-1815) as part of a movement referred to by its participants as the Age of Reason, or simply the Enlightenment. Enlightenment thinkers in Britain, in France and throughout Europe questioned traditional authority and embraced the notion that humanity could be improved through rational change. The Enlightenment produced numerous books, essays, inventions, scientific discoveries, laws, wars and revolutions. The American and French Revolutions were directly inspired by Enlightenment ideals and respectively marked the peak of its influence and the beginning of its decline. The Enlightenment ultimately gave way to 19th-century Romanticism. http://www.history .com/topics/enligh tenment The Age of Enlightenment rescued society from religion. The Declaration of Independence mentions "Creator " not god, they are not synonymous. Besides has nothing to do with our government, which was established by the Constitution. Again I'll ask, as you keep avoiding the question What Christian principles was this country founded on? Please enumerate them.  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1028797)

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Prove there's a god.

Maybe you should leave science to the you know SCIENTISTS. By its very definition yes we can say science evolves. science definition 1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences. 2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation. The Field of study doesn't change, the science, the knowledge of that field changes as we learn moreFYI that's math, not science You're comparing apples to oranges. DUHMost sciences existed before Christianity and comes from many different lands/civilization s. Not all education in the U.S. has a Christian foundation. But those educational institutions that did, wised up and shed religion after realizing how useless it is.  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1028776)

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Prove there's a god.

isn't it a little early to be doing drugs?? Most of the ideas this country was founded on came from the Age of Enlightenment. The English philosopher and political theorist John Locke (1632-1704) laid much of the groundwork for the Enlightenment and made central contributions to the development of liberalism. Trained in medicine, he was a key advocate of the empirical approaches of the Scientific Revolution. In his “Essay Concerning Human Understanding,” he advanced a theory of the self as a blank page, with knowledge and identity arising only from accumulated experience. His political theory of government by the consent of the governed as a means to protect “life, liberty and estate” deeply influenced the United States’ founding documents. His essays on religious tolerance provided an early model for the separation of church and state. http://www.history .com/topics/john-l ocke PS "America derives many of its policies from Christian Principles and the logic behind the Bible." care to list those principles?  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1028772)

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Prove there's a god.

I can tell you're not a scientist. The 2nd law of Thermodynamics (not science as there are many laws in all branches of science, e.g. Ohm's law, F=MA, etc.) You failed to define the system where evolution occurs Evolution happened on Earth because the Earth is not a closed system. It receives energy from the Sun and energy generated from internally actions within the core and mantle. So yes with things to develop, evolution occurs without violating the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. I suggest you go back to HS and take some real science classes, and not ones sponsored by the Discovery Institute.  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1028769)

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Barack Obama, our next President

Once again you prove in spades why Conservatives should not be allowed near foreign policy decisions. If you took the time to research it, the Bush administration had decided long before 9/11 to invade Iraq. It actually started within days of Bush taking office, when Donald Rumsfeld told Gen. Tommy Franks to review the Op Order to invade Iraq. Even Sec. of Treasury Paul O'Neill admitted it. The Bush administration began planning to use U.S. troops to invade Iraq within days after the former Texas governor entered the White House three years ago, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told CBS News' 60 Minutes. "From the very beginning, there was a conviction that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go," O'Neill told CBS, according to excerpts released Saturday by the network. "For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap." http://www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/ 01/10/oneill.bush/ Actually it really dates back to 1998 and Project for a New American Century, of which that PAC's membership matches the Bush Administration personnelThere were no serious consequences, the Bush administration knew Saddam didn't have any WMD's. So did many others, the French and Russians for instanceBS, al Qaeda, ISIS and most Wahabbalist Muslim terrorists could give a crap about "our freedoms" they hate us because we have been interfering in their lands since the fall of the Ottoman Empire. We've divided up their lands to our advantage not theirs, we've installed and supported brutal dictators, including Saddam that supported our oil industry. We've been "occupying " their holy lands, stole their lands, giving it to Israel and have blindly supported Israelto say mistakes were made going into Iraq doesn't do it justice. The worst foreign policy decision in the history of the U.S. was the decision to invade Iraq. Letting a bunch of civilian chickenhawk neo-cons with no combat experience, let alone military experience was a mistake of monumental proportions. We should just have stayed out of Syria, it's an internal civil war. Didn't we learn our lesson in Namand yet most of the world's leaders prefer him to Bush. He's gotten Iran to surrender its enriched uranium without military force. He led the world out of the worst recession since the great depression He's leading the world in containing the Chinese.....  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1482797)

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you are aware that NO FRIGGIN TAX DOLLARS ARE USED FOR ANY ABORTIONS! So again what business is it of yours what a free adult woman does with her body?  (Saturday Apr 2 | post #1482755)

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