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Posted by Poll_Blind | Sun May 20, 2012, 04:27 PM (58 replies)
This little story might otherwise have gone unnoticed today but I think its implications are terribly important. Think about it- we're living though a time in America where austerity cuts (whether they're called that or not) are affecting the lives of almost every American at every age: From education and nutrition for the young to the security net for the old, and everyone else in between.
And yet behold the neat little wall these insects are attempting to construct around the military in order to prevent those same cuts from affecting it.
Please consider this, not just in the specific context in which it is presented, but as a view port into our future under austerity cuts and how you and I will become more and more affected by them while the Military Industrial Complex will safely remain cocooned behind legislative walls.
Some might see this as an isolated event. I see it as prophesy.
Posted by Poll_Blind | Thu May 10, 2012, 02:03 PM (2 replies)
Full text of warning can be found HERE on Travel.State.GOV. It's both heartening that Clinton would call a spade a spade on this matter and disheartening that it's reached a point where the State Department had to officially warn Americans traveling about it.
It does remind one of Iran. All religious extremists seem to begin their tyranny with oppression of women.
Posted by Poll_Blind | Sun Feb 5, 2012, 06:18 PM (37 replies)
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Posted by Poll_Blind | Fri Jan 27, 2012, 01:51 AM (0 replies)
In a nutshell: Now that it's started, where does it stop? And is it worth it?
Very good article, IMO.
Posted by Poll_Blind | Mon Jan 16, 2012, 05:51 PM (3 replies)
Posted by Poll_Blind | Fri Jan 6, 2012, 06:23 PM (28 replies)
“Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush..
Posted by Poll_Blind | Wed Jan 4, 2012, 08:51 PM (11 replies)
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