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Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Ken, if a policeman shoots a civilian to protect his life or the life of others, that's one thing. Summary execution of US citizens is another thing, whether they are here or on foreign soil. No good can come from giving the president authority to execute citizens at will.

As the Attorney General made clear, the President does not have the legal authority to do that.

The President does have the authority to do exactly what you said in the first sentence.
new world order2

climber
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
the President does not have the legal authority to do that

But he does have the authority to arrest suspects without a warrant, hold them without trial,
deny them access to counsel or admission of bail. Or so goes the NDAA. No?

Drones over the homeland? Count on it.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 8, 2013 - 06:34am PT
what liberalism hath wrought:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/07/officials-80-percent-of-recent-nyc-high-school-graduates-cannot-read/


but no worries...at least, we know kids in nyc aren't drinking big gulps, eating too much salt or fat, listening to their ipods too loudly, or using styrofoam

it's all about priorities


winston smith is dead
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 8, 2013 - 06:38am PT
actually, maybe we can learn something from sweden:

http://www.thelocal.se/46562/20130306/#.UTenRFdZ98F


maybe this doesn't mean that republicans are smarter than swedes because we've been saying this for years now, but it does confirm that swedes are smarter than american liberals who insist 1) we don't have a spending problem and 2) all we need to do is raise taxes to solve the spending problem we don't have


winston smith is dead
dirtbag

climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:32am PT
I laugh robustly at your frustration bookie.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 08:28am PT
So the drones are going to be used for spying on people, is that your new paranoia conspiracy?

What are they going see that a Helicopter can't see?
Do they have x-ray vision, and will see you meth lab?
jghedge

climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:43am PT
250,000 private sector jobs added last month

Economy is BLASTING - I'm even hiring people, for God's sake

Just think how much better it'd be w/o repub obstructionism



Which, fortunately, we won't have to worry about for too much longer.


TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Oh really?




jghedge

climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Hahahaha, TGT thinks if there's no housing bubble, the economy must be bad

For those of us who figured out better ways to make money than digging ditches, the economy is great right now.

Still stuck trying to milk the housing/construction sector for work? That'll be the last thing to come back.

And after the Bush economic disaster, only a fool thinks of property as investment anymore.
WBraun

climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:44am PT
the economy is great right now.

Don't delude yourself so easily with all your so called data.

The real picture is not found in your Google searches .....
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Check out TGT's chart. All the recessions happened with Republicans in power.

What a surprise.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:08am PT
told you so...

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-health-insure-rates-20130307,0,1301629.story

jghedge

climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:12am PT
"told you so..."

Hahahaha, try reading, and being informed, instead of embarrassing yourself


http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/bitter-pill-why-medical-bills-are-killing-us/
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:22am PT
Werner,

You make a good point. The economy is, of course, far from great, but the data just released is very encouraging because it's the first big push in the right direction we've had in a long time.

It may not be clear exactly what caused it, but I hope everyone, regardless of party, applauds the trend and hopes it continues.

There's still way too many people hurting way too badly out there, but at least it got better instead of staying the same or getting worse.

John
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Once you get down into the details it's not that good.

the number of Americans not in the labor force increased 296,000 between January and February.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) labels people who are unemployed and no longer looking for work as “not in the labor force,” including people who have retired on schedule, taken early retirement, or simply given up looking for work.

The increase marks the second month in a row, after rising in January from 88.8 million in December.
Those not in the labor force had declined in December from 88.9 million in November.

The nation's unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent in February, down from 7.9 percent in January. Overall unemployment “has shown little movement, on net, since September 2012,” the Labor Department said.

Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
So after all the whining, and Rand Pauls's waste of a 13 hour filibuster For Nothing

We finally find out the truth, That Obama will not use drones on American Terrorists

He never could, it was all lies they were running on,
Rand Paul knew they couldn't be used here, but he went like a fool


Eric Holder clarifies policy on drone attacks on U.S. soil

Senator ends filibuster of Brennan CIA nomination
Thu, Mar 7 2013

WASHINGTON | Thu Mar 7, 2013 2:25pm EST

(Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that President Barack Obama would not have the authority to order a drone to kill an American citizen on U.S. soil who was "not engaged in combat."

In a two-sentence letter to Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, Holder said he had heard Paul wanted to know if the president could use a drone to kill an American outside of an emergency situation.

"The answer to that question is no," Holder wrote.

He was responding in part to Paul's extensive critique of a letter the attorney general sent to the senator, which was made public on Tuesday. Holder said then that drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil were not anticipated, but he did not rule them out in circumstances similar to the September 11 attacks in 2001.

On Wednesday, Paul spent nearly 13 hours speaking on the Senate floor in an attempt to block the confirmation of John Brennan as the next CIA director in protest at the use of drones in targeted killings.

The Obama administration has increasingly used drone strikes to target militants overseas, particularly in Pakistan and Yemen.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-usa-congress-holder-idUSBRE92614B20130307
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
As the Attorney General made clear, the President does not have the legal authority to do that.

After six weeks of requests and a 13 hour filibuster.

Was it really that difficult a question for an ex "professor of constitutional law"?
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
He said no months ago
why was it so hard for the Senator to realize that he was just being a moron

OH!
he wanted to work up his base into a frenzy over a bunch of lies

Just like all the rest of the evil Republicans
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
I just lost any respect I had for Ron with that racist photo. So lame.
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