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Instead Of Holding Signs-Marchers Show Politician How They REALLY Feel & Throw Him In A Dumpster

An unruly mob of Ukrainian protesters took matters into their own hands today when marching outside of parliament. Instead of holding signs and telling the man how they felt in a polite discussion, they took Vitaly Zhuravsky and tossed him into a dumpster, adding on old tires and spraying water for good measure.

The protestors were railing against the member of the Economic Development Party because of his anti-demonstrating stance. According to NBC News, Zhuravsky has a "history of authorizing bills placing restrictions on anti-government protests and criminalizing libel did not appear to play well in his favor."

After he sat and took the punishment, Zhuravsky reportedly was able to make his way out of the dumpster to trash-free freedom again.


What does the fox say....?


Saudis Lobbied John McCain & Lindsey Graham to sell War.

Saudis Lobbied John McCain & Lindsey Graham to sell War.


Bin Laden said he intentionally goaded America in to a war in the middle east to "bleed America to the point of bankruptcy." Well, as it turns out, ISIL and Saudi Arabia are trying to goad America into another war in the middle east and they've enlisted John McCain and Lindsey Graham to sell us that war.

An August 2013 the Wall Street Journal http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/16/1330029/-Saudis-Lobbied-John-McCain-Lindsey-Graham-to-sell-War reports that Saudi Arabia's Foreign Policy includes overthrowing Syrian government, which is Shiite, to put in place their own Sunni government so they, Saudis, can ultimately control Damascus.

The Saudi plan is to steadily strengthen carefully selected groups of rebel fighters not in the radical Islamist camp, with the goal of someday seeing them in control in Damascus

That's a hefty goal the Saudis have -- control Damascus. And they want 'who' to fight for 'their' goal to control Damascus? You guessed it, none other than the U.S. Military.


Saudi Arabia's ultimate goal is to control Damascus,
Saudi Prince Bandar appears to go to any length, including threats of terrorist attacks, to get his way,
Saudis are the largest bankroller for worldwide Sunni Terrorist groups: al-Qaeda, including ISIL, Hamas and the Taliban,
At one point, Saudi Prince Bandar expressed a desire for genocide against Shiites,
ISIL is committing genocide against Shiites,
Suspicions that ISIL is a covert operation by the Saudis,
2 years after Prince Bandar was put in charge of toppling the Syrian (Shiite) government, al-Qaeda in Iraq (ISIL) expands into Syria with lightening speed and as the most well-funded Terrorist group,
Saudi Prince Bandar enlisted Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsey Graham, early on, to goad America back into a middle east war so that Saudi Arabia can use the U.S. Military in securing Saudi Arabia's ultimate goal: control of Damascus, Syria.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "I wasn't in a place where I could tell him to go fuck himself."

"If I could have just melted in tears, I would have. But I had to just sit there and talk to him and I switched the subject and I didn't hear another word he said, but I wasn't in a place where I could tell him to go fuck himself."

-- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), in an interview on HuffPost Live, on a labor leader who told her she was too fat to win a statewide election.


Toughest Of The Bunch: "He didn't drop one tear"

There are pictures of this little boy at the link --- he's a baby really, only 4 years old --- with bloody cuts all over his thighs.

Adrian Peterson released a statement saying that he is not a child abuser. But it's quite clear from that text message in which he is proud that his horrible beating did not produce any tears from his tiny little son (as well as the somewhat depraved act of forcing leaves into his son's mouth as he whipped him with a piece of wood) show that he is, even if he's never thought to define himself that way. It's a sick power trip that would make a 6'1 inch 220 pound professional athlete draw blood on a 4 year old as a punishment, regardless of how he rationalizes his intention.

I understand that there's a chance he's so damaged himself that he truly didn't know any better. But that doesn't mitigate the essential cruelty of his act or his attitude about it.

That poor little guy couldn't even let himself cry.

"Don't You Know You I Am?"


B CLINTON "Our side’s not used to voting in midterms-We gotta get used to it-There’s a lot at stake”

For the purposes of understanding this midterm election, the most important quote of the weekend by far comes from Bill Clinton, who said this while in Iowa yesterday:

“I’ve studied all the polls and I really believe that we’re still in a zone where they’re all real close and it depends on who decides to show. And our side’s not used to voting in midterms. We gotta get used to it. There’s a lot at stake.”

In that interview, Clinton suggested that this is particularly true of the Senate contests in southern states. Clinton said that Senator Mark Pryor could probably hang on in Arkansas “if we get the turnout.” And speaking about the contest between Dem Michelle Nunn and GOPer David Perdue, Clinton said that African Americans are “under-registered in Georgia” and added that if Dems “increase the number,” victory is possible even in that red state.

Clinton is right. It isn’t just that core Dem voter groups tend to drop off in midterms. It’s also that this time around, they don’t necessarily know what’s at stake in this election and why it should matter to them, as Dem focus grouping I reported on last week clearly shows. What’s more, as Nate Cohn recently demonstrated, for a variety of reasons, black voters are poised to play a pivotal and historic role in multiple Senate races in the south. If they turn out.


KRUGMAN: — the fault lies not in our textbooks, but in ourselves.

How to Get It Wrong


.......... the failings of economics were greatly aggravated by the sins of economists, who far too often let partisanship or personal self-aggrandizement trump their professionalism. Last but not least, economic policy makers systematically chose to hear only what they wanted to hear. And it is this multilevel failure — not the inadequacy of economics alone — that accounts for the terrible performance of Western economies since 2008.


If you imagine that policy makers have spent the past five or six years in thrall to economic orthodoxy, you’ve been misled. On the contrary, key decision makers have been highly receptive to innovative, unorthodox economic ideas — ideas that also happen to be wrong but which offered excuses to do what these decision makers wanted to do anyway.

The great majority of policy-oriented economists believe that increasing government spending in a depressed economy creates jobs, and that slashing it destroys jobs — but European leaders and U.S. Republicans decided to believe the handful of economists asserting the opposite. Neither theory nor history justifies panic over current levels of government debt, but politicians decided to panic anyway, citing unvetted (and, it turned out, flawed) research as justification.


The big problem with economic policy is not, however, that conventional economics doesn’t tell us what to do. In fact, the world would be in much better shape than it is if real-world policy had reflected the lessons of Econ 101. If we’ve made a hash of things — and we have — the fault lies not in our textbooks, but in ourselves.


The Former Dogs Of War

from a few days ago......

Hardy will get his $770,588 game-day paycheck for Sunday's game.

However, when he was presented with a humanitarian award on Wednesday night, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson wept as he spoke of the toll domestic violence takes on society:

“Standing before you tonight, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge an issue weighing heavily on our sport and our society. When it comes to domestic violence, my stance is not one of indifference. I stand firmly against domestic violence, plain and simple.

“To those who would suggest that we’ve been too slow to act, I ask that you consider not to be too quick to judge. Over the course of our 20 years, we have worked extremely hard to build an organization of integrity … I will work hard to continue to earn your trust.”

The Panthers announced the decision 90 minutes before gametime, finally reconciling the owner’s words with its roster moves. Hardy will, however, receive his gameday paycheck of $770,588.

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