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Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jul 27, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
At this point, most of my angst is for the southern repug... They have a particular brand of stupid that is extra special to me...

To be sure.... all repugs are pretty bad though, seeing that they con themselves into voting for these min-brainers...
jammer

climber
Jul 27, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
The game, at this point in time, is to raise so much money as to scare off your potential opponents. You won't scare off the rich loonies, like Trump, or the Godfather of Pizza. But you will the serious candidates.

I think Hillary has already done that, and there will not be a serious challenge this time.

The republican "war on women" might just help guarantee that result...and Hillary Clinton was a bi-partisan supporter of NCLB. I have even heard it said that her support for NCLB is said to have been instrumental in making it a reality.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jul 27, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/07/26/world-doomed-western-insouciance-paul-craig-roberts/

The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance
don’t expect to live much longer

Paul Craig Roberts

European governments and the Western media have put the world at risk by enabling Washington’s propaganda and aggression against Russia.

Washington has succeeded in using transparent lies to demonize Russia as a dangerous aggressive country led by a new Hitler or a new Stalin, just as Washington succeeded in demonizing Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Qaddafi in Libya, Assad in Syria, Chavez in Venezuela, and, of course, Iran.

The real demons–Clinton, Bush, Obama–are “the exceptional and indispensable people” above the reach of demonization. Their horrific real crimes go unnoticed, while fictitious crimes are attributed to the unexceptional and dispensable people and countries.

The reason that Washington demonizes a leader and a country is to permit the creation of circumstances that Washington can use to act with force against a leader and a country.

Washington’s incessant lies alleging “Russian aggression” have created Russian aggression out of thin air. John Kerry and the State Department’s Marie Harf issue new lies daily, but never any supporting evidence. With the stage set, the US Senate, the NATO commander and the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff are busy at work energizing the wheels of war.

Senate bill 2277 provides for beefing up forces on Russia’s borders and for elevating Ukraine’s status to “ally of the US” so that US troops can assist the war against “terrorists” in Ukraine. http://un.ua/eng/article/522930.html See also: http://www.globalresearch.ca/collapse-of-ukraine-government-prime-minister-yatsenyuk-resigns-amidst-pressures-exerted-by-the-imf/5393168

NATO commander Breedlove is preparing his plans for stockpiling war material on Russia’s borders so that US/NATO troops can more quickly strike Russia. http://rt.com/news/175292-nato-poland-supply-base/

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, is at work preparing American opinion for the upcoming war.

On July 24 Dempsey told the Aspen Security Forum, a high level group where US opinion is formed, that Putin’s aggression in Ukraine is comparable to Stalin’s invasion of Poland in 1939 and that the Russian threat was not limited to Ukraine or Eastern Europe but was global. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/07/25/gen-dempsey-were-pulling-out-our-cold-war-military-plans-over-ukraine

The intellects in the Aspen Forum did not break out laughing when Dempsey told them that Russia’s (alleged but unproven) involvement in Ukraine was the first time since 1939 that a country made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives. No one asked Dempsey what Washington has been doing during the last three presidential regimes: Clinton in Serbia, Bush and Obama in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen, Obama in Libya and Syria.

Here are Dempsey’s words: “You’ve got a Russian government that has made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives. It’s the first time since 1939 or so that that’s been the case. They clearly are on a path to assert themselves differently not just in Eastern Europe, but Europe in the main, and towards the United States.”

Washington’s view that the world is its oyster is so ingrained that neither Dempsey nor his upper echelon audience at the Aspen Forum noticed the absurdity of his statement. Washington and the brainwashed US population take if for granted that the “exceptional, indispensable nation” is not limited in its actions by the sovereignty of other countries.

Washington takes for granted that US law prevails in other countries over the countries’ own laws–just ask France or Switzerland, that Washington can tell foreign financial institutions and corporations with whom they can do business and with whom they cannot–just ask every country and company prevented from doing business with Iran, that Washington can invade any country whose leader Washington can demonize and overthrow–just ask Iraq, Honduras, Libya, Serbia, and so forth, and that Washington can conduct military operations against peoples in foreign countries, such as Pakistan and Yemen, with which Washington is not at war.

All of this is possible, because Washington has claimed the title from Israel of being “God’s Chosen People.” Of course, Israel’s loss of the title has not stopped Israel from acting the same way.

Washington now has in motion the wheels of war. Once the wheels of war begin to turn, momentum carries them forward. The foolish, indeed utterly stupid, governments and media in Europe seem unaware of Washington’s orchestration of their future or lack thereof, or they are indifferent to it. They are dooming themselves and all of humanity by their insouciance. Heaven help if the British PM or French president or German chancellor were not invited to the White House or the Polish nonentity did not get his Washington stipend.

Readers who cannot tolerate problems without solutions always request solutions. OK, here is the solution:

The only possibility of avoiding war is that Putin take his case to the UN. If Washington can send Colin Powell to the UN unarmed with any truth to make Washington’s case for war against Iraq, Putin should be able to take his case to the UN against Washington’s war against Russia.

The case that the emperor has no clothes is an easy one to make.

Unlike Washington, Putin is willing to share the evidence that Russia has about who is doing what in Ukraine. It is a simple matter to establish that Washington organized a coup that overthrew an elected government, supports violence against those who object to the coup, and has turned a deaf ear to Russia’s repeated pleas for Kiev and the separatists to negotiate their differences.

Putin should make it clear to the world that Washington continues with provocative military steps against Russia, with force buildups on Russia’s borders and calls for more buildups, with S.2277 which reads like a US preparation for war, with provocative actions and accusations by top US generals and government officials against Russia, and with efforts to isolate Russia and to inflict economic and political injury on Russia.

Putin should make it clear to the world that there is a limit to the provocations that Russia can accept and that Russia believes that Russia is in danger of preemptive nuclear attack by Washington. Putin can describe Washington’s withdrawal from the ABM treaty, the construction of ABM bases on Russia’s borders, and the announced change in Washington’s war doctrine that elevates US nuclear forces from a retaliatory role to a preemptive first strike role. These actions are clearly directed at Russia (and China–wake up China! You are next!).

Putin must state clearly that the likely consequence of the world continuing to enable Washington’s lies and aggression will be not merely another disastrous war but the termination of life.

The governments of the world, especially Washington’s vassals in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan, need to be told that it is their responsibility to stop their enabling of Washington’s aggression or to accept their responsibility for World War III.

At least we could all have the enjoyment of watching the arrogant Samantha Powers and the craven British lapdog rise and walk out of the UN proceedings. There is no doubt whatsoever that Washington is unable to answer the charges.

Here again is the Wolfowitz Doctrine that controls US foreign policy and that condemns Planet Earth to death:

“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that posses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

A hostile power is defined as any country that is not a Washington vassal.

The Wolfowitz Doctrine commits the United States, its peoples, Washington’s gullible EU allies and those peoples to war with Russia and China. Unless Russia and China surrender, the world will be destroyed.

The destruction of the world is what the idiot EU governments and the presstitute Western media are fostering by their enablement of Washington’s lies and aggression.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jul 27, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
Maybe the USA can't afford the expense of another international adventure of fundamentalist Christian morality, Mr. Cochran.



Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 27, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
Well, Sarah has begun her subscription cable network.

She's running......
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:07am PT
Michelle Bachman has a solution for the influx of refugee children on the southern border: Labor camps!

http://kctv7.com/michele-bachmann-suggests-labor-camps-for-immigrant-children/

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has offered up a new solution to the humanitarian crisis along the US/ Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are currently being detained. And now she’s calling on President Barack Obama to help push forward a bipartisan effort to see her idea become a reality.

Bachmann’s plan? Send those children to labor camps, which she warmly refers to as “Americanization Facilities,” with the goal of having them pay off their past, present, and future care expenses, while assimilating them into American culture. And in exchange for that labor, the children would be fast-tracked on a path to citizenship.

During an interview with Minnesota’s Twin Cities News Talk, Bachmann revealed her plan while addressing the border crisis. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities… `Americanization’ facilities, if you will. And we’d send these kids to these facilities, in Arizona and Texas and wherever else. And we’d get private sector business leaders to locate to those facilities and give these children low-risk jobs to do. And they’d learn about the American way of life, earn their keep, and everyone wins in the end.”

Conservative radio host Jason Lewis asked Bachmann about the camps, and what life might be like for the children sent to them. “Well, we’d of course want these facilities to be ideal, you know, for the children to work and learn. They’d spend half of their day working, and the other half learning what every child should learn, and that’s English, you know, English and American history. And as soon as they learn English with some degree of fluency, they can attend local schools, maybe with a voucher program, or something like that. And then they could work when they aren’t in school.”

But don't worry. They'd only work for half the day, the other half would be spent learning about American history. Oh and we'll call them "Americanization Camps" because there's nothing super mega creepy about that at all.
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:11am PT
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber

Jul 28, 2014 - 07:07am PT
Michelle Bachman has a solution for the influx of refugee children on the southern border: Labor camps!

http://kctv7.com/michele-bachmann-suggests-labor-camps-for-immigrant-children/

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has offered up a new solution to the humanitarian crisis along the US/ Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are currently being detained. And now she’s calling on President Barack Obama to help push forward a bipartisan effort to see her idea become a reality.

Bachmann’s plan? Send those children to labor camps, which she warmly refers to as “Americanization Facilities,” with the goal of having them pay off their past, present, and future care expenses, while assimilating them into American culture. And in exchange for that labor, the children would be fast-tracked on a path to citizenship.

During an interview with Minnesota’s Twin Cities News Talk, Bachmann revealed her plan while addressing the border crisis. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities… `Americanization’ facilities, if you will. And we’d send these kids to these facilities, in Arizona and Texas and wherever else. And we’d get private sector business leaders to locate to those facilities and give these children low-risk jobs to do. And they’d learn about the American way of life, earn their keep, and everyone wins in the end.”

Conservative radio host Jason Lewis asked Bachmann about the camps, and what life might be like for the children sent to them. “Well, we’d of course want these facilities to be ideal, you know, for the children to work and learn. They’d spend half of their day working, and the other half learning what every child should learn, and that’s English, you know, English and American history. And as soon as they learn English with some degree of fluency, they can attend local schools, maybe with a voucher program, or something like that. And then they could work when they aren’t in school.”

But don't worry. They'd only work for half the day, the other half would be spent learning about American history. Oh and we'll call them "Americanization Camps" because there's nothing super mega creepy about that at all.

Sucker.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:19am PT
Yeah I just came here to fess up. A little too quick on the post trigger.
crankster

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:24am PT

Well, Sarah has begun her subscription cable network.

She's running......

Credit: crankster
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:26am PT
Ken posted
Well, Sarah has begun her subscription cable network.

She's running......

Are you being sarcastic?

Also, it turns out the Sarah Palin Channel is actually about me!

http://sarahpalinchannel.com/

The Channel is about you!
JOIN NOW
Send me questions, videos, and be on the show!.

I'm flattered!
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:30am PT
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber

Jul 28, 2014 - 07:19am PT
Yeah I just came here to fess up. A little too quick on the post trigger.

It's on the internet. It should be true.

WTF???
dirtbag

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:37am PT
Credit: dirtbag
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:43am PT
Sketch posted
It's on the internet. It should be true.

WTF???

Guys. I was just asking questions ok? Just trying to break people out of the echo chamber and get some real discussion.


Dirtbag- That image is super disrespectful. Take it down.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:51am PT
Frank Luntz has been hired to help the IDF convince people that apartheid is ok: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/israelgaza-conflict-the-secret-report-that-helps-israelis-to-hide-facts-9630765.html

How about the right of return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled or fled in 1948 and in the following years, and who are not allowed to go back to their homes? Here Dr Luntz has subtle advice for spokesmen, saying that "the right of return is a tough issue for Israelis to communicate effectively because much of Israeli language sounds like the 'separate but equal' words of the 1950s segregationists and the 1980s advocates of Apartheid. The fact is, Americans don't like, don't believe and don't accept the concept of 'separate but equal'."

So how should spokesmen deal with what the booklet admits is a tough question? They should call it a "demand", on the grounds that Americans don't like people who make demands. "Then say 'Palestinians aren't content with their own state. Now they're demanding territory inside Israel'." Other suggestions for an effective Israeli response include saying that the right of return might become part of a final settlement "at some point in the future".
dirtbag

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:55am PT
Dirtbag- That image is super disrespectful. Take it down.


No.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:04am PT
dirtbag, you're only saying bad things about yourself, not Palin, by posting that image. Images like that are hostile towards women and discourage them from participating in politics and democracy at large. If you can't articulate why you disagree with Palin the answer isn't to post sexually explicit pictures of her being "drilled." It's shameful.

A worthwhile Palin joke:

The Palin Channel is $9.95 a month, or $99.95 for a one year subscription... which will be a 6 month subscription when she quits halfway through.
dirtbag

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:30am PT
Lighten up, Francis.
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:44am PT
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:04am PT
dirtbag, you're only saying bad things about yourself, not Palin, by posting that image. Images like that are hostile towards women and discourage them from participating in politics and democracy at large. If you can't articulate why you disagree with Palin the answer isn't to post sexually explicit pictures of her being "drilled." It's shameful.

You don't understand.

It's not offensive if it's demeaning a rightwinger.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:49am PT
dirtbag posted
Lighten up, Francis.

No.
jammer

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:58am PT
Dirtbag is only smearing himself to right wingers.....oh wait, the fact that he is "different" already did that! In their eyes, he is already less than human. Nothing to lose there! Carry on Dirtbag!

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