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Not one dime for Iraq without a wealth tax to pay for it. It's called leverage, Mr Mcain.

What happened last time when we tried to "help" Iraq? How would it be

different this time?

Seriously, where were the NSA/intel warnings about the current Iraq situation. Isn't this just

another example of their failure?

How to deal with Iraq:)

Prosecute war crimes of the Bush era.

Eric Cantor Defeated by a Conservative Who Rips Crony Capitalism

http://m.thenation.com/blog/180189-eric-cantor-defeated-conservative-who-rips-crony-capitalism

Eric Cantor, the face of the GOP establishment, one of the party's most prodigious fundraisers and the odds-on favorite to become the next speaker of the House, lost his Virginia Republican primary Tuesday to a challenger who promised, "I will fight to end crony capitalist programs that benefit the rich and powerful."

Dave Brat, who defeated the number-two Republican in the House by a 56-44 margin, tore into big business almost as frequently as he did the incumbent. "I am running against Cantor because he does not represent the citizens of the 7th District, but rather large corporations seeking insider deals, crony bailouts and a constant supply of low-wage workers," declared the challenger.

..........

That does not make Brat any sort of progressive, or even a populist by most contemporary measures; nor does it make his harsh right-wing positions on a number of issues any more noble than those same positions when they are taken by Republicans who regularly pocket checks from Wall Street interests.....

Yet Brat's anti-corporate rhetoric distinguished him from Cantor, and from most prominent Republicans—whether they identify with the Republican "establishment" or the Tea Party wing of a party that in recent years has been defined by its subservience to corporate interests.

From the start of the campaign, Brat was aggressive in his opposition to immigration reform—attacking Cantor for making tepid attempts to move the GOP toward a more moderate position on the issue. But even Brat's crude campaigning on immigration came with an anti-corporate twist. "Eric Cantor doesn't represent you, he represents large corporations seeking a never-ending supply of cheap foreign labor," the challenger argued.


The Soldiers Creed

Soldier’s Creed

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.

http://www.army.mil/values/soldiers.html"




'Nuff said.
Posted by grahamhgreen | Thu Jun 5, 2014, 12:49 PM (3 replies)

Most Americans Think Snowden Did The Right Thing

That's right.... 55% of us:

http://www.newsweek.com/most-americans-think-snowden-did-right-thing-poll-says-253163
Posted by grahamhgreen | Wed Jun 4, 2014, 01:43 AM (0 replies)

Photos of an NSA “upgrade” factory show Cisco router getting implant



A document included in the trove of National Security Agency files released with Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide details how the agency’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit and other NSA employees intercept servers, routers, and other network gear being shipped to organizations targeted for surveillance and install covert implant firmware onto them before they’re delivered.

These Trojan horse systems were described by an NSA manager as being “some of the most productive operations in TAO because they pre-position access points into hard target networks around the world.”

The document, a June 2010 internal newsletter article by the chief of the NSA’s Access and Target Development department (S3261) includes photos (above) of NSA employees opening the shipping box for a Cisco router and installing beacon firmware with a “load station” designed specifically for the task.

The NSA manager described the process:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/photos-of-an-nsa-upgrade-factory-show-cisco-router-getting-implant/

Zero tea party candidates are ahead in next Tuesday’s big primaries. Zero.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/05/15/zero-tea-party-candidates-are-ahead-in-next-tuesdays-big-primaries-zero/?tid=rssfeed

Yes, Your Internet Is Getting Slower

General counsel Michael Mooney observes that the ISPs are playing a game of chicken by demanding content providers pay them before they build out any further infrastructure. “These ISPs break the Internet by refusing to increase the size of their networks unless their tolls are paid,” Mooney said. Worse, they don’t even use the capacity they have, artificially starving their customers and slowing down the Internet. (Which explains why Game of Thrones is always buffering on your HBO Go, for example.) Level 3 Vice President Mark Taylor provided evidence that five U.S. ISPs (and one European ISP) are refusing to upgrade their infrastructure despite their connection ports being saturated. In other words, these ISPs are intentionally letting their service degrade because they’re cheap, like a city not fixing potholes in its roads.

If your Internet connection and streaming seem to have slowed down over the last year (as mine certainly has), Taylor has an answer: “permanent congestion” that has been in place for “well over a year,” because your ISP “refuses to augment capacity.” These ISPs, according to Taylor, “are deliberately harming the service they deliver to their paying customers. They are not allowing us to fulfill the requests their customers make for content.” He provided a graph showing one Dallas ISP in constant saturation, effectively an Internet brownout for its customers.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/05/network_neutrality_dinosaurs_like_time_warner_and_at_t_have_nothing_to_worry.html

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