“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Obama Administration warns Hong Kong about its commitment to the rule of lawReplyDelete
(Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it wants Hong Kong to extradite Edward Snowden and urged it to act quickly, paving the way for what could be a lengthy legal battle to prosecute the former National Security Agency contractor on espionage charges.
Legal sources say Snowden, who is believed to be hiding in Hong Kong, has sought legal representation from human rights lawyers since leaking details about secret U.S. surveillance activities to news media.
”If Hong Kong doesn’t act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong’s commitment to the rule of law,” a senior Obama administration official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Too Late! Honk Kong was not impressed with DC’s bullshit artists and bulliesReplyDelete
Reuters) - A former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, charged by the United States with espionage, was allowed to leave Hong Kong on Sunday because a U.S. extradition request did not comply with the law, the Hong Kong government said.
Edward Snowden left for Moscow on Sunday and his final destination may be Cuba, Ecuador, Iceland or Venezuela, according to various reports. The move is bound to infuriate Washington, wherever he ends up.
The US extradition request did not comply with the law.ReplyDelete
No one needs to lecture that dude on the use of irony. :-)
Republicans were more likely in Gallup’s poll to disapprove of arming Syrian rebels – 63% said they disagreed with the new U.S. stance. Among Democrats, 42% disapproved of the change in policy.ReplyDelete
Even before Thursday's announcement, a majority of Americans stood opposed to ramping up lethal support to rebels in Syria. A Pew Research Center poll conducted partly before the news showed 70% opposed to sending arms to Syrian rebels. Twenty percent said they favored the move.
That poll reflected a drop in support since March, when 29% of Americans surveyed said they supported sending arms to Syrian opposition forces.
In this week's Pew poll, 68% said the U.S. military was already overcommitted, and thus unable to intervene effectively in Syria. Sixty percent suggested the opposition forces receiving American arms may not be any better than the Assad regime.
It is troubling to note that we find ourselves fighting on the side of some of the worst civil rights violators that can be found around the globe.Delete
The Western press denied for more than a year that this was a civil war, let alone one based in large measure on Sunnis vs. the various minorities that form the basis of support for the Syrian Government. The media always seemed to hide the obvious fact that all of the many diverse minorities in Syria (including Christians) choose to support the current system and that the rebels were almost all religous Sunnis. Sunni foreigners formed the heart of the insurency for 2 years. Foreign Sunnis funded, armed and trained the rebels. But throughout all that, the rebels were almost never painted as a Sunni movemement. We were told they just wanted democracy, when in fact, the largest faction openly dismisses elections.
However, as soon as Shiite Iraqis and Lebanese begin fighting alongside (the mostly Sunni) Syrian Government soldiers all of the sudden its a sectarian war. Nevermind that the majority of parliment, the army and cabinet are all non-Alawaite. Significant numbers of Sunnis actually support the government and despise the opposition, which would not be the case if it were truly anti-Sunni. It's worth noting that Alawites are not even very close to Shiism from a religous perspective but it does not matter when our boogeymen Iran is involved.
Why it is in our interest to be lined up shoulder to shoulder with these despots is a bit hard to understand but here we are going miles away to put our arms around them and overlook their shortcomings, even as we demonize and denouce others for the same shortcomings.
It must all be something in the diplomacy game where double talk is the language of the day and morality is a toupee we wear when we feel we need cover.
Told I so....Delete
Both sides suck
Auto corrects sucks tooDelete
The problem is that there are two sides making up less than 10% of the population combined. The blue bottle flies, the maggot masters, the arms merchants of the usual suspects know this but serve their place in the Congo line.Delete
“Friends of Syria”, tossed with spittle.Delete
Ten percent? Where do u get UR facts. Nat most 10 percent are decent folk. The other 90 filled with jihadists. Marxists fascists and the like.Delete
Both sides supported murdering Jews and Americans for decades. Fuck both sides
Wrong again, but don’t let the facts get in the way of your “ueber alles."Delete
The generational gap on support for Snowden, proving once again that Rufus is an older fart than DeuceReplyDelete
Documents Snowden provided to journalists revealed the existence of the secret National Security Agency programs to collect records of domestic telephone calls in the United States and the Internet activity of overseas residents. Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong, was fired from his position Monday at the Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm. The FBI is investigating the leaks.
According to the poll, 54% say Snowden did a "good thing" and 30% disagreed. But 53% say Snowden should be prosecuted for the leak, with 28% saying he should not face legal action. The survey was conducted Monday and Tuesday.
The survey indicates younger and older Americans don't see eye-to-eye over the leak. Seventy percent of those ages 18-34 say Snowden did a "good thing." That number drops to 50% for those ages 35-54 and to 47% for those age 55 and older. Forty-one percent of those ages 18-34 say the leaker should be prosecuted. That number rises to 56% for those ages 35-54 and to 62% for those 55 and older.
HONG KONG (AP) -- A former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs has been allowed to leave for a "third country" because a U.S. extradition request did not fully comply with Hong Kong law, the territory's government said Sunday.ReplyDelete
Hong Kong's government did not identify the country, but the South China Morning Post, which has been in contact with Edward Snowden, reported that he was on a plane for Moscow, but that Russia was not his final destination.
Snowden, who has been in hiding in Hong Kong for several weeks since he revealed information on the highly classified spy programs, has talked of seeking asylum in Iceland.
However, Russia's ITAR-Tass news agency cited an unidentified Aeroflot official as saying Snowden would fly from Moscow to Cuba on Monday and then on to Caracas, Venezuela.
You're only partly right (Rufus IS older than dirt, much less Deuce.)
I, also, think Snowden did a "good" thing. But, he did "break the law," and as a result, will have to be prosecuted for something (or other.)
I'm just not "Enraged" about the whole thing. The law has been in place for a long time, and anyone who reads anything had to be aware of it.
Actually, I'd say the whole thing is working about like it's supposed to.
Btw, good call on the itinerary (I believe it was you that said the first leg would most likely be a flight to mother Russia.)Delete
Knowing that, He cannot fly on anything other than a Chinese or Russian airline. If he takes a private jet over international waters , he has the same chance as a wing walker at an Ohio air show.Delete
He has it right flying to Moscow. Cuba Si, Venezuela No.ReplyDelete
He better rethink Latin America. The CIA will snatch and grab him anywhere in Latin America. If I were advising him, I’d stay in St. Petersburg for some negotiations on immunity. He is dead man walking in Venezuela and a man without hope in the US.
I doubt he would be stupid enough to to move to another country without a guarantee of immunity (of course, I could be wrong).
I doubt if he recieved immunity the U.S. would have the C.I.A. try to grab him from another country (of course, I could be wrong).
It would be vindictiveness and without purpose. He's already committed the crime. Likely, most of the 'harm' is done. The crimes he is accused of carry a ten year sentence, it wasn't murder or releasing the names of agents. A good portion of the American public supports the guy.
I believe entering another country that has granted him immunity (especially on political grounds) would be a serious overreach, violate international law, be a criminal offense in whatever other country was involved, and a political disaster further damaging the reputation of the U.S.
I don't think even these guys would be that stupid.
Of course, I could be wrong.
He could host various US senators and Congressmen from Russia and do a service to the Republic.ReplyDelete
In six months the shit fan in Syria is going to splatter everyone involved in this criminal action.ReplyDelete
Fact is both sides are criminal. The moral and decent things we could have done? Completely ignored by ObamaReplyDelete
Maybe it's his plan to ignite a shits verses suns war in support of the Sunni of course
No, it is not a fact.ReplyDelete
Assad s government was a mass murderering criminal enterprise.Delete
U can call it legal. I call it nazi-lite
Indeed, as the King David Hotel bombing was an attack carried out by militant right-wing Zionists, the underground organization, Irgun.Delete
And which Israeli Prime Minister had his affiliation with Irgun?Delete
Well, of course, how soon we forget:Delete
Menachem Begin planned the King David Hotel massacre. Ex prime minister, Shamir, was also a member of the “terrorist” Irgun gang. Shamir moved on up to the “Stern Gang.”
Pick your favorite terrorist, they all do equally suck.
Again, revisionist history.Delete
The King David hotel was a legal target, it was warned.
It was the British Military Headquarters.
No different than America bombing a military HQ of the enemy,
But you love to show your bias...
thanks, you just show it to the world
By your standards only Israelis are terrorists.Delete
Assad has the legal right to murder 93 thousand civilians...
Deuce, stand tall with Iran...
You make the Mullahs proud.
One can only wonder about the Americans that fought the Nazis, what they would think about this current generation of Americans that stand for nothingDelete
The “Friends of Syria” should know that international law states that it is illegal to get involved in the internal affairs and conflicts in a sovereign state. One thing is selling weapons to the legitimate government, another is arming terrorists. But what to expect from governments that labels terrorists as freedom fighters and openly side with criminals, torturers, murderers, rapists, looters, arsonists and thieves?ReplyDelete
Assad supplied weapons to terrorist in Iraq to murder ericaDelete
Assad supply training safe haven money passports. Fake USA currency. Tothe most vile Palestinian terrorists on the planet.
No better than the other side
They both are scum
Fake passports, terrorist weapons, assassinations on civilian scientists, sounds like Mossad.Delete
If Israel kills someone it's USUALLY a terrorist.Delete
Now can we say the same for Assad?
Or the USA? Russia? China?
Your snide remark shows your bias. as usual
oh and those "civilian scientists" were not civilians.Delete
.. and the genocide against the Arab Palestinians is not "really" genocide.Delete
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There is nor ever has been a genocide against Arab PalestiniansDelete
Learn the word
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Snowden said that it was the greatest honor for an American is to be called a “traitor” by Dick Cheney. : )ReplyDelete
On Saturday, the senior US administration official said: "If Hong Kong doesn't act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong's commitment to the rule of law."ReplyDelete
Are you a lawyer because you're a psychopath?ReplyDelete
Or a psychopath because you're a lawyer?
It's a complicated question, isn't it? I bring this up only because Business Insider lists the top 10 profession that draw a disproportionate number of psychopaths.
And guess what? Lawyer is on the list!
(For all you definition fiends out there, Business Insider reminds us that "psychopathy" is a personality disorder that's "characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial charm, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.")
I know you can't wait, so here's the complete list:
3. Media (TV/Radio)
7. Police Officer
10. Civil Servant
The Careerist: where lawyers can live like kings or paupers.
Here is the question for the morning:ReplyDelete
Who is less faithful to the US Constitution, Barack Hussein Obama or Edward Snowden?
Wasn’t it a great idea that Ronald Reagan picked up from those Texas Bible thumpers to help those religious godly men in Afghanistan to rid them of the atheistic Soviets?ReplyDelete
Afghanistan was, in their eyes (and, probably in the Russians' eyes, also) a jumping off point for control of Iran, and the Gulf Oil States - not to mention, the "Gulf," itself.ReplyDelete
The sooner we get off of Imported Oil, the sooner all of this becomes inconsequential.Delete
Of course, the truth is: The milkshake Isn't Bottomless. We're going to get off ALL oil a lot sooner than we want.Delete
35 Cubic Miles of Oil, and we're using ONE Cubic Mile per year.Delete
If I don't see the end of the oil age, my children certainly will.
Afghanistan was, in their eyes (and, probably in the Russians’ eyes, also) a jumping off point for control of Iran, and the Gulf Oil States - not to mention, the “Gulf,” itself.Delete
No, the Soviets from the very beginning saw communism as the new religion and were not going to tolerate a rebirth of a militant Islam. It was no more complicated than that.
:) I think you've got a "blind spot," there.Delete
Rufie is blinded by his obsession with Oil
(not sufficiently obsessed to invest in solar water heat, but who says obsessives are logical?)
Since we interfered w/the Sovs wiping out the rebirth of a militant Islam, our offspring will have to endure terrorism ad infinitum unless and until someone summons the balls to eliminate this scourge to humanity.
The young men in the Military and General Garner had the balls, but Bremmer, the Bush Admin. and the rest of the Washington DC Elite intervened, and here we are.
...I left out the MSM, perhaps the most powerful force bringing us back into femiboy servitude.Delete
Get that pedicure, men!
Doug, what part of "I'm moving" don't you understand?Delete
Russia, since the time of Ivan the Terrible, pretty much isolated from the sea, has been trying to use their expansion into neighboring countries as a buffer zone against enemies to their east and west. Some can call it paronoia but the enemies were real.
There is a US-Venezuela extradition treaty dating back to 1922. It is rarely enforced. The weather and country is amazing but I would not rule out a snatch and grab. The Russians may have told Snowden he can travel through but no thanks on a permanent stop. Putin may not want to play that card at this time.ReplyDelete
He is convinced that Syria is going to blow up in FUKUS’s collective face and may not want to divert attention away from that.
The expected calamity in Syria would be the end of the Israeli and Neocon wet dream of having the US take on Iran. After the inevitable Syrian cluster fuck even the US Congo line will not get through the gauntlet of fed up unhyphenated Americans.
Aeroflot flight. Transit lounge or limo to your favorite embassy? Decisions, decisions.ReplyDelete
The plane carrying whistleblower Edward Snowden has landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The former CIA contractor, who left Hong Kong in a bid to elude US extradition on espionage charges, is on his way to a ‘third country’ via Russia.ReplyDelete
If it were me, I'd take Cuba. But, being a bit of a weirdo, he might do Equador. Nah, Cuba would make a lot more sense. Beautiful beaches, beautiful women - he could do worse.Delete
Wherever he goes, it will be an Aeroflot flight.ReplyDelete
Aeroflot does not have direct flights to Iceland but they do to Cuba.ReplyDelete
Why the Hell did they include Iceland?Delete
The guy that checked our son for his Top Secret, Segmented, etc etc clearance would have probly not cleared Snowden.
He followed him from here to Honolulu, and then went to the hotel where he was an interrogated his roommates in the lobby.
Son ain't weird, Snowden is.
...as is his gal-pal, although she is one exceptional piece of work.
If you haven't seen all the picks, you should.
I'm not even sure that Cuba would be safe. China, maybe.Delete
AND interrogated his roommates in the lobby.ReplyDelete
If you haven't seen all the PICTURES, you should.
Rufus IISun Jun 23, 09:48:00 AM EDTReplyDelete
Doug, what part of "I'm moving" don't you understand?
I understand NOTHING About
Please enlighten me, Sir!
I am moving from Ms. Probably in the Fall. I've stated this 3 times.Delete
I was looking at W. Texas, but now I'm (we're) leaning toward Colorado (or, points West.)Delete
So we can expect you to leave your ungreen home in Mississippi (for someone else to waste prcious energy in) and go all-out with solar water and PV out west?Delete
Colorado (thanks to ex-Caliornians) and California would be more hospitable to your politics than Mississip.Delete
I never talk "politics" with the locals.Delete
You just inflict in on us.Delete
Thanks a lot.
I'm just looking for a little "peace, and quiet." We're even going to take a look at Oregon, and Washington.Delete
Every other post.
...should go to AA
Oregon is colder than shit near the coast.Delete
...one of my ill-advised "investments" was a homestead in "Sunny Valley" north of Grant's Pass, Oregon.
"Beautiful" place that was so damned cold that I never subjected my wife to living there.
...nice narrow valley place where half the morning and afternoon sun almost never touches in Winter.Delete
I give up.
Truckee, CA, and I assume lots of Colorado, are "colder," as was Korea for me, than Oregon,Delete
but nothing matches the miserable wet cold of a narrow valley near the coast in Oregon.
...in my experience and opinion.
Send contributions for opinions to "Doug" on Maui.
...I'll let that stand.
California has the added benefit of becoming part of another country:ReplyDelete
If all you guys would just fall totally in love with a way too young Hindu (28) and adopt her as a niece you all be way far more mentally healthier.ReplyDelete
Then you'd be worried about credit cards and renting cars in Germany. It gets your mind off this meaningless shit.
Who cares who kills whom in Syria when I can barely wait for her call tomorrow?
bob, a lucky man
You might even get a 'big polar bear hug' too.Delete
(I gave her a small polar bear statue to guard her on her travels.)
I have received 4 bpbhugs already.
bob, a lucky man
Actually I got one right before she left in physical.Delete
Damn best hug I ever got.
bob, a lucky man
OK. Keep up with the reports.Delete
God, you're fucking crazy!Delete
Jeesus, Deuce, don't encourage that; urge him to get help.
I will. I wish her the very best in all things.Delete
She is my niece now.
bob, a lucky man
>>>>Rufus IISun Jun 23, 09:59:00 AM EDT
I am moving from Ms. Probably in the Fall. I've stated this 3 times.
Rufus IISun Jun 23, 10:01:00 AM EDT
I was looking at W. Texas, but now I'm (we're) leaning toward Colorado (or, points West.)<<<<
For Christ's Sakes don't come to IDAHO!!!
then I will be bob the unlucky man
Bob, you have to be the greatest "Rufus repellant" of all time. I'm not even driving through Idaho.Delete
I KNEW I had some value.
bob, the lucky man
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"Because to do so could drive down property values."Delete
You are really a sick sick man Desert Rat.
And here we were having a decent discussion.
Deuce can't you take this kind of crap down.
I wonder if our old friend matusela was on the winning or losing side ..ReplyDelete
With Tesla’s announcement yesterday that it will roll out battery swapping technology later this year, comparisons were quickly drawn to recently defunct Better Place, an Israeli startup that infamously burned through $800 million in venture capital.
$800 million down an Israeli rat hole.
They sure do fraud well in the Arabian desert.
Reminds me of that other supporter of Israel, Bernie Madoff, the King of Fraud.Delete
Bernie may well change his name to David.
I want to know: Who is going to drive their new Tesla over to the swap station, and exchange their brand, spanking new $20,000.00 Battery for a used battery of uncertain age, and worth?Delete
France says Syrian rebels need to wrest areas from radicalsReplyDelete
(Reuters) - Syrian rebels need to wrest back control of territory held by Islamist militants whose involvement in the conflict gives Bashar al-Assad a pretext for more violence, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday.
Radical Islamist groups such as the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have joined in fighting against the Syrian president's forces in the conflict which has killed more than 90,000 people and displaced millions.
"The opposition needs to win back control of these areas ... they have fallen into the hands of extremists," Hollande told a news conference in the Qatari capital Doha.
"We cannot imagine delivering weapons to groups which could use them to the detriment of interests of a democratic Syria or eventually against us," he said.Delete
There go the "French." They are Shocked! Shocked! I tells ya.Delete
They be gamblin' at Rick's.
This anoni fella, he sure hits the nail on the head.ReplyDelete
Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Got to go see the Diamondbacks sweep the Reds.Delete
Never did cotton to Commies from Cincinnati.
Damn. Have fun. Wish it were me. :)Delete
At least you will be gone, thank Christ and his suffering.Delete
You absolute piece of human trash.ReplyDelete
You are the one, boobie, that abandoned the women of your community to the rapist.Delete
Tht is the worse thing a man could do, abandon the women of your home town to assault and rape.
Just to maintain real estate values.
Or to protect the rapist from justice.
Which is it?
Aipac News on the US Congo Line getting their marching orders on Iran:ReplyDelete
More than 130 congressional staffers attended the America Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) 2013 Mideast Policy Seminar, which featured a keynote address by Dr. Robert Satloff and a panel of top AIPAC experts. AIEF is an educational organization affiliated with AIPAC.
Dr. Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, talked about major trends in the Middle East and their implications for Israel and the United States. Satloff identified Iran’s “ground war” – that is, its efforts to create disturbances in the region through its proxies, particularly Hamas and Hizballah – as a significant issue that is often overshadowed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Dr. Satloff also argued that the Middle East is more unstable than it has been in decades, and that for the first time in a generation the Middle East could in fact be descending into war.
The AIPAC panel, which consisted of Brad Gordon, Marvin Feuer, Ester Kurz and moderator Jeffrey Colman, discussed the variety of challenges confronting the United States and Israel and how Congress and the administration have worked with the Jewish state to address them.
How dare Jews organize and educate.Delete
Dont they KNOW they are JUST guests in America?
Hyphenated Ameericns, a scourge on our body politic.Delete
There is nothing more divisive to our nation, than hyphenated Americans
A list of orders from Aipac minders. There is nothing like this in US history.ReplyDelete
AIPAC Activists Make History on Capitol Hill
The 2013 AIPAC Policy Conference was one for the record books, as thousands of AIPAC activists from all 50 states ascended Capitol Hill to meet with all 100 senators and every House member for the first time in Policy Conference history.
First and foremost, AIPAC supporters spoke to their representatives about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. In the Senate, members have introduced a resolution (S. Res. 65) declaring that the United States will stand by Israel should it feel compelled to take military action in its own defense against Iran. In the House, members have introduced the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act (H.R. 850), which authorizes the president to impose sanctions on any entity that maintains significant commercial ties to Iran.
AIPAC members urged their House and Senate members to support both measures in order to send a strong message that the United States will act to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. While in their Capitol Hill meetings, AIPAC activists also asked their representatives to strengthen U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation by officially designating Israel as a "major strategic partner." Such a designation will help the two nations maximize the benefits of their alliance.
Finally, AIPAC activists urged their lawmakers to support the full $3.1 billion in security assistance to Israel that the U.S. committed to for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, as well as the $211 million in additional funding for the Iron Dome.
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AIPAC is evil, how dare they mobilize their sleeper cells to do such destruction to the nation.Delete
Jews are just temporary guests in America, they will be taken care of soon enough.
Then there will be no Israel nor Jews anywhere to bother the good people of this planet.
Sounds good Deuce?
Cause that's what you are saying...
No, what he is saying is that the US should not be funding Israel's illegal occupation of portions of Palestine that the stole in 1967 and never returned.Delete
We should not fund a polity that denies war refugees their "Right of Return".
You think at least one US senator or US congressman would tell Israel to mind its own business, defend itself and pay its own bills.ReplyDelete
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Our “major strategic partner” is more of an infection of intimidation than an alliance. It has done more to involve the US in the wars in Iraq, Libya and now Syria than any other political group. It is an alliance of political intimidation and a disaster for US interests. It has cost the US, money, blood and prestige and the average American gets nothing in return.ReplyDelete
It was predicted by Wesley Clark right after 911:
And you wonder WHY we think you are an anti-semite?Delete
"and the average American gets nothing in return."Delete
Does the "average" American get anything for aid to Egypt? The moslem brotherhood? The UN? Pakistan?
Does the "average" American get anything for aid to Hamas? hezbollah? Or helping China get afgahi OIL?
Wesley Clark was wrong about one thing, Africa, we are there now.ReplyDelete
Go to Aipac.com at anytime and you will clearly see the mission to drive the US into war with Iran.ReplyDelete
Go to CAIR and you will see the opposite.Delete
There you will see, slightly disguised, the urge to push the Jews into the sea.
Why is it that my Congressmen support the Jews, when I am one of maybe 60 AIPAC members in all of my state?
Could it be culture?
Stockholm Syndrome in your case.Delete
That makes no sense at all.Delete
Stockholm Syndrome is identifying with your tormentors.
I have never been tormented by a Jew.
Just the opposite, many have befriended me.
You have never been tormented by a Jew either, but you do seem tormented by the concept 'Jew'.
This is said in the spirit of friendliness, not as a cut or put down.
Go to AIPAC and see how AIPAC supports a strong US - Israel relationship.Delete
GO there and see the push for sanctions against Iran to avoid war...
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Stockholm Syndrome in your case.
Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.
Do you just use words without the slightest clue of meaning?
Check out the nifty Star of David decorated with the stars and stripes. Let’s us know whose boots are in the stirrups.ReplyDelete
It is the ultimate double whammy: Criticize AIPAC and or their war agenda and you are unpatriotic and anti-semitic.
It is a national outrage and a national disgrace.
A man who has found his Beatrice is by the mid-east unmoved.Delete
No we criticize you for constantly attacking Israel and Jews and putting them to a different standard than anyone else.Delete
But now you can claim your victimhood card...
As for your claim that AIPAC has a war agenda?Delete
Jumping the shark again Fonzie...
Read Aipacs’s own crowing on the link.Delete
They are on a different standard, the war standard . Aipac is hustling for a war with Iran. With the US carrying the heavy water and paying for it of course. To the dime. It is their current wet dream. Read on:
AIPAC request for U.S. backing of Israeli strike on Iran gets Senators’ support
by Alex Kane on February 28, 2013 58
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual policy conference is coming up this weekend, and one of their top priorities is to secure U.S. backing for an Israeli strike on Iran. Today, the AIPAC ask was taken up by two Senators who have been in the lead on pushing for aggressive U.S. policy on Iran: Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez.
[AIPAC’s] agenda will focus on the Congress enacting legislation that would designate Israel a “major strategic ally” of the United States -- a relationship not enjoyed by any other nation -- and on facilitating a U.S. green light should Israel decide to strike Iran. Should the measures being considered by the Senate and the House of Representatives pass, it would constitute the most explicit congressional sanction for military action against Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.
I really sincerely don't understand it. I say this in friendliness too. All I can think of, because you are so compassionate and stable in other matters, is a holdover from a Catholic upbringing, which you have I think left behind.Delete
How you can go on daily about the Jews, who were slaughtered in Europe, the land of your ancestors and mine, is beyond me.
All they were seeking was some shelter.
Islam sucks. You know, I know it, everyone here knows it.
But it is always about the Jews.
I don't get it.
My Hindu niece told me the moslems in the mid east are the worst. In her country they are not as violent, she said.
I didn't quite get this as when her country was divided up millions were killed. And she is from north of Mumbai where the drugged up killers came ashore and shot everything moving.
I will ask her more about this.
She has never said anything derogatory about Jews.
War on the cheap, comped as it were, by the US Congo Line in DC.Delete
Deuce hates the Idea that AMerica supports Israel.Delete
No problem with any other nation...
Come on Deuce.Delete
Iran has made it a national goal to wipe Israel from the face of the earth.
And us too.
It is you who has Stockholm Syndrome.
I remember when the President of Israel, I cannot remember his name right now, the tall slim handsome man, said in his perfect and dignified English, 'we have no argument with Iran'.
Deuce, it is not the Jews seeking a confrontation.
It is the moslems, and their totally stupid outlook on life.
Perez I think. The dignified man with the sad eyes.Delete
Eyes that give the expression of having seen to much.Delete
The war was over before I was born. It is over. I had no part in it and no American today had any responsibility or group guilt for the atrocities against the Jews. It was not of American doing or for that matter of much concern until the end of the war.Delete
There is no human alive today that does not have an ancestor that was maligned, murdered or enslaved. It was all timing and bad luck. An historic injustice to an ancestor is not an entitlement for a free pass to inflict a new injustice on someone else as is done constantly by new European and American immigrants to Israel against indigenous Palestinians.
Israel is not a victim. Israel is an aggressive power and has been a strategic player in the Middle Eastern violence and has recently as two weeks ago attacked Syria. It has designs on attacking Iran. Worse yet from my point of view, it wants to have the US do its dirty work.
I don’t like theocracies. I don’t like privilege. I don’t like entitlement. I don’t like cultures that justify injustice based on jingoistic superiority. I nether like or dislike a person because of their religion or nationality. I find all the death oriented Abrahamic religions equally distasteful remnants of ugly ignorance.Delete
As for your claim that AIPAC has a war agenda?
Jumping the shark again Fonzie...
It is simple. Merely go to the AIPAC websight and judge for yourself. I went there today and it was even more enlightening than the last time I visited it (6 months ago). I would point out a few obvious thingsa but it is better that everyone visit themselves and makes their own judgement.
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Here are the talking points from aipac about IranDelete
Iran must stop its nuclear weapons program.
American policy must unabashedly seek to prevent Iran from achieving a nuclear weapons capability. A nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat to Israel and would arm the world's leading sponsor of terrorism with the ultimate weapon.
Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism.
Iran finances, arms and trains terrorist groups operating around the world. It is the leading sponsor of Hamas and Hizballah, and has armed insurgents fighting U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stop the human rights violations.
In the aftermath of the 2009 Iranian presidential election which falsely awarded Mahmoud Ahmaninejad a second term, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) quelled popular protests by arresting civil leaders, beating and killing peaceful protesters and cutting off internet and mobile access to its citizens.
wow how unreasonable...Delete
AIPAC.com gets you to the bing page which links to AIPAC. An extra step for those who don't visit AIPAC on a daily basis but hardly moronic except by an asshole's standards.
As I said, the people here don't have to sit through your interpretation of what the site says. All the have to do is go there (aipac.org) and read it for themselves. I would suggest they also click on a few of the links and then they can decide for themselves what and whom AIPAC represents.
Do you have a problem with that? You sound kind of defensive.
no go to aipac.com,Delete
go to the real site: aipac.org.
no need to misdirect people
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I want everyone to go to AIPAC.orgDelete
It's a great site and explains many things very well...
A visit to the site by anyone will adequately expose Aipac for what it is. They do not need your guiding light. You throw the word “moron” around, some I leave up to show the source, others I remove but for purposes of clarification, even for your obtuse mind, you are distinctly on the low wattage shelf on this site.Delete
An Equadorian official is saying that Snowden has requested immunity, there.ReplyDelete
I guess he and Assange are looking into the availability of two-bedrooms in Quito.
Quito is kind of nice, mountain valley, with no trees to be seen.Delete
Been there a few times, not a place I'd choose to live.
The coast could be nicer, never visited there.
>>>The fish sounds (sushi) OK but I'm not certain about the raw part. Grizzly bears eat salmon raw.ReplyDelete
My niece wouldn't touch it.She says she won't eat anything that has been alive. Except chicken once in a while. She cheats but at least admits it. This is all ridiculous and dumb because every carrot she eats has been 'alive'. Further I have read my Hindu philosophy, perhaps better than she, though we haven't gotten that far into it yet, and there it is said "no matter, never mind" and "with mind, always matter" which is to say even the rocks have a low form of life, of consciousness. So according to her own tradition she could be eating a rock and violating her own rules.
They have, for some odd reason I would have to look up in Joseph Campbell, this odd thingy about cattle.
But their philosophy goes way way back.
In ancient Egypt there was a myth - this was way before the muzzies ruined the place - about how their philosophy had come to them 'from the east (India) in the form of a white cow'.
If one reads Campbell one sees the very same iconography in the two civilizations.
I am trying to think this all through. I may not bring the subject up. We are already arguing about money. I just hope I am able to see her again someday!<<<
Part of a discussion with an old friend about my new friend and dietary concerns.
By the way, save your money, she just got back from World War Z with her husband and said it sucked. What she actually said was "What we women do for our men."
Quirk might like it though.
What this really means is that even Rufus has consciousness, but one wouldn't know it except for guessing.Delete
GOP Senator Peter King, politicking to replace Joe Leiberman as the thrird stooge, says that he just doesn't understand what is wrong with Americans that seem to be making a hero of Edward Snowden.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi, is booed during the Q&A portion of a San Jose liberal conference when she calls Snowden a criminal.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday of “aiding and abetting” NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s escape from Hong Kong.
“What’s infuriating here is Prime Minister [sic] Putin of Russia aiding and abetting Snowden’s escape,” Schumer said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday.
“The bottom line is very simple: Allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways, and Putin always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye of the United States, whether it is Syria, Iran and now, of course, with Snowden,” he said. “I think it’ll have serious consequences for the United States-Russia relationship.”
I blame it on the fact that Obana got the pool at the G8 and Putin didn't.
I put up the video of Pelosi getting booed.ReplyDelete
Pelosi is a nitwit.Delete
Why not put up the video of Shimon Peres saying we have no argument with Iran.
And then some video of those nitwits in Iran saying they are going to wipe Israel, and you too, from the face of the earth.
I doubt you know anything about Iran. I doubt you ever met an Iranian. You prefer cartoon simplicity, caricature over reality. Believe what you wish.ReplyDelete
To the subject at hand, Edward Snowden or the NSA? I hope Snowden never has to serve one day in a US jail.ReplyDelete
that was in the beginning.Delete
now he's spilling what we do to enemies...
Short of a presidential pardon or jury nullification Snowden has no way out. Any Latin American country is way too dangerous. I suppose he could negotiate to stay in Russia and submit to a trial in absentia in exchange for a chance to be exonerated.Delete
I think the very same of you.ReplyDelete
And I have met an Iranian. He had an American wife, lived three houses down from us, beat the crap out of her, got fired by the university, and she filed for divorce. Which was granted. Which it probably would not have been in rural Iran. Maybe in the cities, if she were lucky enough to survive.
So don't be so damn uppitty and tell me about Iranians.
Just post a video of the stonings and crane hangings.
I want to see another video of the public hangings of homosexuals, by cranes, and the stoning of women.
Then I will begin to take you seriously.
I have never seen such behavior in Israel.
Even Rufus knows this.
I am going to now write a long letter the my niece some of it about dietary matters, most just about how she is doing.
What are the answers, boobie ...Delete
Did you fail to report the rapist to protect him or the property values in your portfolio?
Explain to us how killing black babies will improve the culture of the United States. It is a claim that demeans our nation.
Why do you think black babies should not be allowed the right to life?
Why do you consider black babies to be less human than white ones?
Serial rapists commit the crime, over and over, boobie.ReplyDelete
There is still time to make a difference, report that rape, sooner the better.
Get that animal off the streets, do not let him rape again.
Your portfolio of rental properties is not reason enough to be such an example of poor citizenship.
A man has been sentenced to life for raping three teenagers who came forward after seeing reports of his convictions for other sex attacks.
Former Territorial Army soldier Brian Witty, 42, denied three rapes involving three separate 19-year-old women.
He had been jailed indefinitely in May last year for other date rapes.
Witty, from Teddington in south-west London, was found guilty at Kingston Crown Court. He was ordered to serve at least 12 years in prison.
He was convicted in 2012 for three counts of rape and one of sexual assault by penetration. Those offences took place between 1995 and 2011.
The attacks he was convicted of on Tuesday date back to 1989 in Hull and 1997 in Kensington, west London.
... by providing evidence against Witty, they have ensured that justice can been served and he has been held to account for many years of offending.
"The consistency of his offending over several decades shows that he will always be threat to women and therefore I applaud the life sentence."
You can still make a difference
You can still protect your community and the women that live in it.
Better late, than never.
Stand up for the women, boobie
Show some leadership.
Be a man, not a mouse.
... In a 2002 study by David Lisak and Paul M. Miller, “Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,” the researchers found that at a mid-sized, urban commuter university the actions of 120 male students met criteria for rape or attempted rape. And, of these 120 students, 76 — or ...ReplyDelete
63.3% — committed rape more than once.
Protect the women of Idaho, boobie, report the crime to authorities.
It can make a difference!
63.3% of the rapists commit more than one rape.
Step up to the plate.
Help the police protect the women in your community. You still can make a difference.
You can protect the women of Idaho.
Why do you resist doing the adult thing?
Do you lack any sense of civic responsibility?
Are you really a child, at heart?
Stand up for the women of Idaho, boobie.ReplyDelete
Do the right thing, file that report.
Why worry for the women of Iraq, when the women of Idaho are at risk?
Is your portfolio of rental property worth the risk to your community?
June 12 2013, 02:40 PM EDT COLUMBUS (Lisa Rantala/Ken Hines/Ben Garbarek) --
Investigators think a man arrested for a recent rape on the Northeast Side may have committed similar crimes in the past. SWAT officers arrested Gary Naphier near his sister’s home on Fitzroy Dr. after a stakeout on Monday night, hours after he allegedly followed a woman home from a trip to the store and raped her.
Police told ABC 6/FOX 28 Naphier, 50, was recorded by surveillance cameras breaking into the victim's apartment before the assault took place.
Naphier is suspected in 3 additional sexual assaults that have taken place since 2001, according to investigators.
Those crimes are linked by DNA evidence, and two occurred within walking distance of Naphier's home. Police said Naphier attacked his victims after following them home, or dragged them into bushes. One of the women was repeatedly punched during the attack, according to investigators.
Read More at: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_suspected-serial-rapist-arrested-ne-columbus-attack-24383.shtml
It's ironic that possibly the most profound impact of the Snowden affair will be the dramatic erosion of American clout around the globe. This is rather like watching the neighborhood bully, deflating into self pity when he finally realizes that being the strongest kid on the block is fundamentally meaningless in matters of pure right and wrong. All those drones and missles and chests full of medals, all those fancy rules and regulations and laws, all that army and navy and diplomacy, all of those international 'friends', all those fancy suits and fork tongued promises...but I still can't tell everyone what to do. The big bully...so sad and so mad. Gosh...just really can't beat up everyone after all.ReplyDelete
But there is one item of good news: Cuyahoga County, where Cleveland is located, has decided to go Eliot Ness on rapists. The Plain Dealer reports:ReplyDelete
Cuyahoga County prosecutors and investigators are revisiting decades-old unsolved rape cases, using DNA evidence to connect serial rapes, tracking down victims and sending cases to grand juries for indictment – often racing against a 20-year statute of limitations.
The Plain Dealer rightfully takes credit for this, having turned the pressure up for years on authorities. Efforts escalated in 2011 at the request of Ohio’s Republican attorney general Mike DeWine, and the result has been a factory line of indictments, often against men who are accused of spending decades attacking women without repercussions. Now the newspaper has created a clearinghouse page so readers can follow the stream of indictments since March, as well as other stories about the DNA testing, in one place.
Many of these indictments open up multiple cold cases at once, which is to be expected, as most rapists are serial rapists.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/19/4117259/backlogged-rape-kits-now-a-stream.html#storylink=cpy
... men who are accused of spending decades attacking women without repercussions.Delete
Your apathy is disgraceful, boobie.
Why worry about Iran, when the women of Idaho are under assault?
Why are your priorities so skewed? Focused upon global affairs where your words, opinions and actions are really quite meaningless, while your important civil duties go unattended?
Republican senator Rand Paul attacked national intelligence director James Clapper, who earlier this month admitted to giving the “least untruthful” answer to Congress when asked about the extent of US surveillance of American citizens.ReplyDelete
Paul told CNN: "I think it is still going to be an open question with history about how this young man is judged. I do think when history looks at this they are going to contrast the behaviour of James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden. Mr Clapper lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security. Mr Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy." He said both had broken the law.
While this is going on, John Kerry and Barack Obama are lying through their teeth about Syria and committing illegal US support for al Qaeda. Can our foreign policy get any worse? As a matter of fact, it can.
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That really was the important one, Deuce.Delete
The Israeli example of the ill effects on the entire family of not reporting ...
... in her biography by Anne Delabre, Clémentine Autain. "Portrait". While Autain does not engage publicly about the implications of the incident on her private life, she is relentless about breaking the conspiracy of silence that serves rapists. In France, a woman is raped every eight minutes.Delete
Silence does not serve the victim, not at all.
Autain was not surprised; she knew that my movie would inspire discussion. “Women remain silent for decades after the event,” she said, “waiting for a sign of understanding.”Delete
At that same lunch with Autain, I was able for the first time to articulate what I’d felt and known both during the making of Invisible and after the various screenings: The scarcity of rape victims’ complaints and the small number of convictions will not change as the result of better laws and enforcement only. Nor will reality change as a result of movies and books whose protagonists bring rapists to justice. Only a flood of words by us — women — can shatter the taboo that shames and humiliates us, that stains families, that perpetuates the stereotype of a rapist not as the guy next door but as some salivating wild beast poised to attack.
Words and more words are the only path to change: Flood us all with our stories, infuse the facts of our lives, internalize that rape is common — these will create openness and a layer of a priori understanding that will enable more women to understand that they were raped and encourage them to complain. Only such openness and understanding will crack men’s strange way of defending their masculinity by saying, “rape talk is a woman thing,”
An issue more important to all of US, than Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Muslims in Detroit and NSA snooping all combined.
It is the home front, under physical attack.
The enemy at the gates is our own apathy towards real crimes, against our own women, in our own communities.
We cannot allow it to stand.
No one is interested.Delete
That no one is interested, is the problem.Delete
No one cares about their own community.
No cares about the women, in our patriarchal culture, or the babies.
We have a pristine example, amongst us.
Everyone should be interested.
It is an issue that makes Snowden shrivel to piddling insignificance.
In the real world.
April 26, 2013 4:00 pm
Brown is in the midst of a pandemic. All across America, colleges are cesspools of forcible sex crimes, including rape, which make the college campus one of the most dangerous places for women. According to many activists and politicians, one in every four women will experience rape or attempted rape in their college career.
The problem is so severe that the federal government has intervened with the “Safe Campuses for Women” subsection in the Violence Against Women Act of 1993. Brown itself has set up a 24-hour support line and has a full-time staff member dedicated to sexual assault prevention, along with numerous programs in Health Services. Popular campus events such as Consent Day and the recent One Billion Rising are dedicated to tackling the issue.
Brown Daily Herald opinions columnist Cara Newlon recently wrote in her piece “Don’t Rape” that despite the fact that one in four coeds are victims of rape or attempted rape, and that one in 12 male students commit these crimes, people are not talking about the subject enough.
A conservative U.S. Department of Justice 2010 survey estimate suggests there were about 270,000 rapes in the country that year. Fewer than 85,000 were reported to police.Delete
That no one is interested in a quarter of a million rapes, annually, exemplifies the true nature of our culture.
Where are the adults?
In a study conducted by the Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers interviewed 8,000 women and 8,000 men. Using a definition of rape that includes forced vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse, the survey found that 1 in 6 women had experienced an attempted rape or a completed rape.Delete
At the time they were raped:
22% were under the age of twelve
54% were under the age of eighteen
83% were under the age of twenty-five
Why is no one interested?
250,000 sexual assaults in 2010, and no one is interested.
A window on the culture we have wrought.
Acquaintance rape is much more prevalent than stranger rape. In a study published by the Department of Justice, 82% of the victims were raped by someone they knew (acquaintance/friend, intimate, relative) and 18% were raped by a stranger.Delete
From a report on Violence Against Women based on data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1995
54% of 270,000 is ... 135,800Delete
Children are being sexually abused, annually, and no one is interested.
Over 90,000 of those children are assaulted by someone the know.Delete
And no one is interested ...
Why would that be?
Who could claim that a culture so crude could be called civilized?
Could tell others around the globe how they should behave?
The hypocrisy is glaring ...
... and no one is interested
A window on the culture we have wrought.
It may be a window onto the culture you have wrought, rat.
I had nothing to do with it.
And here, Q, I thought you were a member of society, not a hermit in a cave.Delete
270,000 sexual assaults a year, with 82% of them committed by someone the victim knows.
Family or friends of the family.
Looks like that is a symptom of cultural dysfunction, to me.
That the vast majority of these assaults go unreported to the police another symptom of familial and societal dysfunction.
A cultural acceptance of violence against women, and no one is interested.
An airman in Nevada can kill over 1,600 Afpakistanis, and no one is interested.
270,000 women can be assaulted each year, here in the US, no one is interested.
A tad over 1,200,000 abortions were performed in the US, in 2011. An annual number which has been relatively steady since 2004, no one is interested.
Not part of your culture or society, either, aye.
They say life is not held dear, in Southwest Asia.
I know it is not in the US.
The numbers do tell a tale.
Is the man cave well decorated?
Pool table and beer on tap?
55 million of US were killed since 1973, no one is interested.Delete
79% do not support the current abortion-on-demand policy, saying abortion should be legal only in some circumstances (68%), or illegal in all circumstances (11%).
Marist Poll, December 2011
But the reality is that while folks may be generally opposed to US policy, no one is interested.
Makes them "uncomfortable" to discuss it.
Much like arming al-Quieda, in Syria. Most of US oppose the policy, but no one is really interested.
Not enough to try to stop it.
How big is the flat screen, in the man cave?
Don't be stupid, rat.
Your last comments are illogical. My comment referred to your comment as I posted it.
A window on the culture we have wrought.
You indicate the rape of women is the result of a culture "we" have wrought.
1. You may have had something to do with it. I didn't. Haven't committed any violent crimes in decades, no murders, no assaults, no rapes. As for contributing to violence in our culture or actually changing our culture, the closest I came was wearing bell bottoms in the 70's. Nope. Sorry. I'm even against abortion as you probably know.
2. Looking at the culture you decry, one I don't expecially give a rat's ass for myself for a number of reasons, I have to give them credit for one thing. Over the past couple decades (probably longer) the trend in all violent crimes categories has been down. There have been a couple of years (2006, 2012) where the rates in some categories have ticked up a bit but even in 2012, the number of rapes continued to drop.
3. Just my opinion, no way to prove it, but when you say a culture 'we' have created it might have just been a Freudian slip. Frankly, I don't believe you give a flying damn about any of this stuff. You've indicated how you view human life with some of your comments on this blog. When speaking of the deaths in the ME as I recall your fall back position was that you don't give a shit.
You started on this subject by pulling it out of your ass when responding to one of Bob's posts as he responded to Deuce and then you got onto a google roll. I frankly don't believe you really give a shit.
As for the TV, its a 50" Panasonic. However, we have been looking at that Sharp 80". Nice looking set. Need to check out the specs and reviews though.
In the future, spare me you hypocritical pouting and crocodile tears.
U.S. intelligence agencies have identified at least 17 armed jihadists groups fighting the Assad regime in Syria, including the al-Nusra Front, an officially designated al Qaeda rebel group after its merger in March with al Qaeda’s Iraq affiliate. Numbers of jihadists are difficult to estimate, but more than 10,000 jihadists are fighting in this rebel faction.ReplyDelete
By contrast, secular rebel groups led by the Free Syrian Army are believed to have around 20,000 fighters.
However, the jihadist groups sharply increased the number and lethality of attacks in Syria since the spring. Intelligence analysts believe they are positioned to take control of Syria after the ouster of Assad. Hundreds of jihadist rebel attacks have been claimed since March, including armed assaults, bombings, mortar attacks, and suicide strikes.
The ruthlessness of the jihadists was highlighted by an atrocity video that circulated on YouTube last month. The video [warning: graphic violence] showed a Syrian jihadist cut out the heart of a dead Syrian soldier with a knife and bite it as supporters shouted “Allah Akbar.”
Dear Uncle Bob,ReplyDelete
How are you doing? I see there is a lot of entertainment in life! I really wish you could swim here and we can go around here together and forget everything. I tried calling you but call was not answered somehow. I will call you again tomorrow.
Till then put a huge smile on your face and say Wow!
Love you lots and hugs
Fuck you rat
I have adopted this victim of violence. I got her a lawyer. I and another woman are tending to her hospital bills.
Why don't you just go kill yourself?
>>>I see there is a lot of entertainment in life!<<<Delete
She is healing.
And I am so glad.
Not a chance, boobie.Delete
Your real family abandoned you, over that law suit.
You are estranged from all but your immediate family, or so you have said.
Good deeds aboard does not protect the women of Idaho.
Your civic duty is to your community, charity abroad, while perhaps noble does not alleviate you of your civic duties in Idaho. Charity abroad will not stop the violence in your own community, nor help the victims of that violence in Idaho heal.
How will killing black babies change the culture of violence that permeates your society?
How can violence against black babies end the culture of violence?
How can you square that circle?
The Five Eyes are watching.
An N.S.A. spokeswoman, Judith Emmel, said the agency does not use foreign partners to evade American restrictions. “Any allegation that N.S.A. relies on its foreign partners to circumvent U.S. law is absolutely false,” she said. “N.S.A. does not ask its foreign partners to undertake any intelligence activity that the U.S. government would be legally prohibited from undertaking itself...”
The Guardian posted only a few snippets of the latest documents, but one may prove embarrassing for the N.S.A. director, Gen. Keith Alexander, who has spoken repeatedly in the last two weeks of the agency’s careful protections for Americans’ privacy.
The slide posted by The Guardian quotes General Alexander during a June 2008 visit to Menwith Hill Station, the N.S.A.’s major listening post in North Yorkshire, England.
“Why can’t we collect all the signals all the time?” the N.S.A. director was quoted as saying. “Sounds like a good summer project for Menwith.”
An American official who would explain the remark only on condition of anonymity said: “General Alexander’s comment was a quip taken out of context — nothing more.”
It was all in jest, Q.Delete
General Alexander is looking out for you, while you languish in the cave.
He is not part of the culture, he stands above it, he is protecting it.
No one is interested, or they'd have known of his agency's activities, years ago.
USA Today did quite the story on it, in 2006.
How many US lives were lost, due to the surveillance?
If it is not more than 1,600, well, no one is interested.
No one is interested, as long as the beer is cold, the felt is clean and the big screen has all the games, On Demand.
USA Today did quite the story on it, in 2006.
What, another Google factoid. Where did you come across that one, while looking up rape statistics?
I've been reading Bamford on the NSA for years. You should try him sometime (although I don't think they have put any of his books in graphic novel format yet).
How many US lives were lost, due to the surveillance?
That's secret. We could tell you but then we would have to kill you. National security dontcha know.
General Alexander is looking out for you...
And the general says, "Trust us" and the rat says, "Sure"
It's so easy. The rat is contented, the Eloi are comfortable, and the Sheeple say baaa as they go back to sleep.
It's springtime in America.
How the MSM aids those in power and parses their words to skew the argument.
From Meet the press
And Gregory rejoined on the program:
I want to acknowledge there is a debate on Twitter that goes on online about this, even as we’re speaking. And here’s what Greenwald has tweeted after his appearance this morning: “Who needs the government to try to criminalize journalism when you have David Gregory to do it?” And I want to directly take that on.
Because this is the problem from somebody who claims that he’s a journalist, who would object to a journalist raising questions, which is not actually embracing any particular point of view. And that’s part of the tactics of the debate here when, in fact, lawmakers have questioned him. There’s a question about his role in this, The Guardian’s role in all of this. It is actually part of the debate, rather than going after the questioner, he could take on the issues. And he had an opportunity to do that here on Meet the Press.
David Gregory’s logic has a cursory appeal. Why wouldn’t Greenwald have the courage to take on the issues swirling around his reporting? Shouldn’t a Sunday talk show host have the latitude to pose tough questions to another journalist?
Of course. Too bad, however, Gregory didn’t do that. Rather, he seeded his question with a veiled accusation of federal criminal wrongdoing, very much in the tradition of “how long have you been beating your wife.” To repeat the question: “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?”
Bolded text added to highlight a clause loaded with assumption, accusation, baselessness and recklessness. A simple substitution exercise reveals the tautological idiocy of the query: “To the extent that you have murdered your neighbor, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?”
Why should the Guardian be held to a different standard than Wikileaks?Delete
Look at how the US has been assisting in blacklisting Wikileaks and getting the financial institutions to not process their accounts.
Why is any one be interested
Aiding and abetting journalism.
It shouldn't. Wikileaks shouldn't be punished either, imo. All the harassment does is to reflect the pettiness and vindictiveness of a bunch of dicks who have been embarrassed.
As for who should be interested? As I pointed out in response to your little rant above, I didn;t expect you to be. After all, you are comfortable and contented.
>>>Why is any one be interested<<<
I wouldn't have a clue as to why is any one be interested.
Maybe some of you other readers do.
By the way, crapper, the violence against my daughter was reported to the police, by the hospital,as is standard policy there. She just did not want to pursue it. It was reported about two weeks before I even knew about it.
Put us all out of your misery.
Take a practice shot to calm your nerves.
You are a human piece of shit.
That is what the writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas did.Delete
Practice shot to calm the nerves, then bango.
Just one little bango to rid yourself forever from this unsupportable experience you call life.ReplyDelete
One practice shot, then bango, you are finished.
The rest of us will go on.
I have gotten a new e-mail from my niece. She is well.ReplyDelete
Reporting to Deuce, a good man but a little confused sometimes, as he requested me to report.Delete
n the newer Jewish philosophy I have been reading they have developed a new computer term for this process.ReplyDelete
It is called "deleting".