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Georgia U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue: Yeah, ‘I spent most of my career’ outsourcing

During a July 2005 deposition, a transcript of which was provided to POLITICO, Perdue spoke at length about his role in Pillowtex’s collapse, which led to the loss of more than 7,600 jobs. Perdue was asked about his “experience with outsourcing,” and his response was blunt.

“Yeah, I spent most of my career doing that,” Perdue said, according to the 186-page transcript of his sworn testimony.


The Georgia Republican then listed his career experience, much of which involved outsourcing:

“At Kurt Salmon Associates, some of my experience there was helping footwear companies develop the ability to import shoes from Asia, specifically Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia,” Perdue noted, referring to his 12 years working for that management consulting company that specialized in outsourcing manufacturing for apparel companies. Perdue eventually became a partner with the firm.

“Later with Haggar Corp. — sorry, with Gitano and Sara Lee, having lived there, I lived in Singapore with Gitano and in Hong Kong with Sara Lee — sourcing was my primary responsibility in both of those locations.”

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/david-perdue-georgia-senate-race-2014-111589.html#ixzz3FN4yIZz1
DEPOSITION HERE: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1308750-deposition-full-text-recognized-1.html

"...And They Wonder Why The ACTUAL Military Struggles With Mental Health Issues"

Chuck Todd attempts to twist guest's words to bash President and fails

If there is any clear evidence that the media in America for all practical purposes is a monolith controlled by one drumbeat it should be evident with today's morning shows. It was evident they were all following one narrative, a narrative to bash President Obama implicitly and explicitly on competence.
The narrative today was competence. A quoted story from Politico was "Can anyone fill the competency gap." The insinuation was clear. President Obama is not competent. They tried to create this incompetency thread by blaming the President for ISIS / ISIL, Ebola, and on many other issues that he had little control of. Where they could not blame they attempted to get surrogates to blame.

Such was the case with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press. You could see him searching former Senator Jim Webb's words for some gotcha moment to tie some failure to the President. This exchange was classic.


Jim Webb: And in foreign policy what you are hearing from this former soldier is something we are seeing a lot of countrywide and that is we have not had a clear articulation of what American foreign policy is basically since the end of the Cold War. SO when you are looking at places like Iraq and Syria you are seeing policies that can't be clearly articulated

Chuck Todd: You are basically saying that the President doesn't have, you're basically saying President Obama doesn't have a foreign policy.

Jim Webb: I am saying that in terms of a clear doctrine we have been lacking that for a very long time.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/05/1334487/-Chuck-Todd-attempts-to-twist-guest-s-words-to-bash-President-and-fails

The Solution is to abolish elections and just do perpetual war:

Senator Says Obama Is Only Fighting ISIS To Help Democrats, Will Abandon War After Midterm Elections


New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) argued on Sunday that President Obama has declared war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in order to help Democrats win the midterm elections in November and expressed concern that he would abandon the fight in the new year.

“I think we have a problem where the president’s foreign policy is being trapped by his campaign rhetoric,” Ayotte began during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “I’m very fearful as we look at the current military strategy that it is surrounding the November elections and he won’t have the resolve to follow through with what needs to be done in a sustained effort to destroy ISIS, and we’re about to repeat the same thing with Afghanistan,” she added, referring to the effort to withdraw American troops from that country.

Asked directly by host Chris Wallace if she was “suggesting that after the November election and acting tough and talking tough, that he will pull back from confronting ISIS,” Ayotte responded that she was.

“I’m very concerned about that, Chris, and his resolve in this regard.”

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/10/05/3576186/senator-says-obama-is-only-fighting-isis-to-help-democrats-will-abandon-war-after-midterm-elections/











‘Pro-Life’ Sociopath Todd Kincannon Has Simple Solution For Ebola: Execute All Patients



Former executive director of the South Carolina GOP, Trayvon Martin clairvoyant, ethics-free attorney, and avid penis self-photographer Todd Kincannon is proudly pro-life — with one exception, of course, in that he wishes Wendy Davis had been aborted. But he also recognizes that sometimes, in the face of a serious health crisis, you just need to man up and kill everyone who’s been infected or exposed. At Wonkette, we are sometimes given to exaggeration. But this is not an exaggeration: in a series of tweets on Saturday, Todd Kincannon, not satisfied with rightwing prescriptions like travel bans or embargoes on affected nations, literally advocated killing all Ebola patients, and napalming their villages for good measure, too. And we mean literally literally, not Joe Biden literally:




http://wonkette.com/562461/pro-life-sociopath-todd-kincannon-has-simple-solution-for-ebola-execute-all-patients

We got it wrong in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Egypt, in Libya, & since the outset in Syria

ROBERT R. FOWLER
Half measures in fight against Islamic State will only make matters worse

Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Oct. 03 2014, 6:34 PM EDT
Last updated Saturday, Oct. 04 2014, 10:51 AM EDT



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We got it wrong in Iraq, then again in Afghanistan, then in Egypt, then in Libya, and since the outset in Syria. Our values are not their values, nor are they universal (which is why Stephen Harper’s and John Baird’s trumpeting of a “values-based foreign policy” is ignorant and pretentious). However much we might wish it were so, there are effectively no universally agreed essential values, and we have had little success, anywhere in the world, forcing people to trade their values for ours. Despite our collective spending of trillions of dollars fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan to win over hearts and minds, many – perhaps most – Afghans do not want to see girls in school; have little interest in what we call democracy; believe our harping about corruption is extravagantly hypocritical; and would rather grow poppies than carrots.

Even the Canadian-authored Universal Declaration of Human Rights – of which we are so justifiably proud – is, in fact, not universally accepted. It was written in the late 1940s, when the infant United Nations was composed of a quarter of today’s membership.

The bulk of humanity was underrepresented. Present at the creation of the UN in 1945 and, three years later, when the Declaration was adopted, were few countries from what today we know as the Third World. China was but Taiwan, and the only African countries were Ethiopia, Egypt, Liberia and a very different South Africa. The colonial powers (Christian white guys all) believed they were the world. To an extent, we still do, tenaciously oblivious to the pervasive impact of our arrogance.

The IS, however, is well aware that we are perceived in such a light. They know the propaganda value of poking sticks into American eyes, or knives into Western throats. They understand the extent to which we in the West are casualty-shy, and that the effectiveness of our actions is crippled by collective attention deficit disorder. They know full well that ill-informed and poorly executed Western forays into “Muslim lands” have been disastrous for us – and they are anxious to lure us into further folly. They are confident that by so doing they will dramatically increase their recruiting base, their authority, and the scope and impact of their movement; and they simply do not give a damn about the numbers they will lose in the process. Truly, in their eyes, such losses are a blessing.






Xlnt Read:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/half-measures-in-fight-against-islamic-state-will-only-make-matters-worse/article20926294/?page=all

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.....

best selfie ever?
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found happiness in "the tubes"
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2014/10/03/best-camel-selfie-ever/


peace & happiness,
kp

Even Ben Bernanke Can't Refinance His Own Mortgage

It turns out that one of these Americans having a hard time meeting the high bar required for refinancing is none other than former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Here's what he had to say about his own experience, speaking at a conference in Chicago: “Just between the two of us,” he told moderator Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics Inc., “I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so. The housing area is one area where regulation has not yet got it right. I think the tightness of mortgage credit, lending is still probably excessive.”

Probably.

The New York Times's Neil Irwin explains how someone like Bernanke could get turned down: in a word, automation. “The problem probably boils down to this: Anybody who knows how the world works may know that Ben Bernanke has vast earning potential, and that he is as safe a credit risk as one could imagine. But he just changed jobs a few months ago. And in the thoroughly automated world of mortgage finance, having recently changed jobs makes you a steeper credit risk.”

So, if Bernanke got screwed, you can imagine how it is for ordinary Americans in today's notoriously volatile American labor market – the typical American stays in a job for 4.6 years, and people are changing and losing jobs with more frequency these days. If a former chairman of the most important economic institution in the world is seen as too risky, who isn't?



MORE:
http://www.alternet.org/economy/even-ben-bernanke-cant-refinance-his-own-mortgage

The president was no longer laughing: "That man would kill me," he told them flatly..."





"The president had just begun a new campaign-style speech when a man in the crowd, standing less than 50 feet away, interrupted with loud cries. "Antichrist!" the man yelled. "You'll be destroyed!"

As the Secret Service moved in, Obama cracked a joke from the podium to keep things light. He had seen the man before, he said: "He needs to update his material."

Less than an hour later, however, off stage and surrounded again by security and staff members, the president was no longer laughing.

"That man would kill me," he told them flatly..."






http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-secret-service-20141004-story.html#page=1

How the world sees our reaction to Ebola.



interesting perspective found on the tubes.........
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