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Democrats tend to let things slide.. for example, prosecution of war crimes...

... whereas Republicans let nothing slide, if involving a Democrat,
even if it is imaginary, (which this server business is not, unfortunately).

They don't mind warmongering profits; but they DO mind careless handling
of state secrets by Democrats, lying by Democrats, infidelity by Democrats.

They HATE Important Rules Breaking by Democrats. They don't like violating
oaths of office when done by Democrats/ They virulently oppose deception
and/or disenfranchisement of voters when it is done by Democrats.

Above and beyond, this phenomenon is most outstanding when the Democrat
is a Clinton. For right or wrong, it is so.
Although most are unable to see themselves or their own tribe clearly.
But yeah.. no doubt they've already got impeachment papers, related to
whichever parts they don't like, ready to file if the FBI neglects to
recommend indictment and she somehow gets in the WH.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 05:55 AM (1 replies)

I was deeply touched by the photo of Bernie dozing off and grateful to see he does doze.

This came to mind:

sometimes the heart makes us restless; and sometimes the heart makes us rest.



He has been running running running running. I want him resting too.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 05:37 AM (0 replies)

I wonder if we took a collection to match the salary Brock pays people, plus a bonus, if they would

still post for Hillary.. cos I don't see a lot of heart in many of their posts.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 05:27 AM (0 replies)

My betting conditions are: the other person has to be even more sure than I, so much so that they are

willing to pay me when they lose; but in case I lose, which I won't,
I don't have to pay. So it's a good bet! No takers yet.. doubt anyone
is confident enough. I would be, if I had the money, and that is a fact.

It will astonish me if there isn't an indictment recommendation
from FBI -- an actual indictment or trial or ha ha ha conviction seems
less likely -- but a highly FBI-recommended opportunity for her to withdraw
with a shred of dignity to private life, in private, for good.
And him too. All of them. sheesh.


Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 05:22 AM (1 replies)

"evidence of dismal judgement"

good phrase.
I am ready to make a moneyed bet the FBI will recommend indictment.

Can only make such a bet if I'm sure, since I'm also broke.
Anybody?
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 04:53 AM (1 replies)

a bit more

Mission Accomplished?

Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private email server in late December 2015, about a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the attorney who defended her husband in the Monica Lewinsky case. One of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part:

Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver . . . .
This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to
establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed
to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

In a “source comment,” the original declassified email adds:

According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than
$7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion
began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to
commit France to the attack on Libya. According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven
by the following issues:

A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
Increase French influence in North Africa,
Improve his internal political situation in France,
Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France
as the dominant power in Francophone Africa


Conspicuously absent is any mention of humanitarian concerns. The objectives are money, power and oil.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 04:28 AM (0 replies)

"Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails"

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/03/13/exposing-libyan-agenda-closer-look-hillarys-emails?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

"Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails"

Critics have long questioned why violent intervention was necessary in Libya. Hillary Clinton’s recently published emails confirm that it was less about protecting the people from a dictator than about money, banking, and preventing African economic sovereignty.
byEllen Brown


The brief visit of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Libya in October 2011 was referred to by the media as a “victory lap.” “We came, we saw, he died!” she crowed in a CBS video interview on hearing of the capture and brutal murder of Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi. But the victory lap, write Scott Shane and Jo Becker in the New York Times, was premature. Libya was relegated to the back burner by the State Department, “as the country dissolved into chaos, leading to a civil war that would destabilize the region, fueling the refugee crisis in Europe and allowing the Islamic State to establish a Libyan haven that the United States is now desperately trying to contain.”

US-NATO intervention was allegedly undertaken on humanitarian grounds, after reports of mass atrocities; but human rights organizations questioned the claims after finding a lack of evidence. Today, however, verifiable atrocities are occurring. As Dan Kovalik wrote in the Huffington Post, “the human rights situation in Libya is a disaster, as ‘thousands of detainees languish in prisons without proper judicial review,’ and ‘kidnappings and targeted killings are rampant’.”

Before 2011, Libya had achieved economic independence, with its own water, its own food, its own oil, its own money, and its own state-owned bank. It had arisen under Qaddafi from one of the poorest of countries to the richest in Africa. Education and medical treatment were free; having a home was considered a human right; and Libyans participated in an original system of local democracy. The country boasted the world’s largest irrigation system, the Great Man-made River project, which brought water from the desert to the cities and coastal areas; and Qaddafi was embarking on a program to spread this model throughout Africa.

But that was before US-NATO forces bombed the irrigation system and wreaked havoc on the country. Today the situation is so dire that President Obama has asked his advisors to draw up options including a new military front in Libya, and the Defense Department is reportedly standing ready with “the full spectrum of military operations required." The Secretary of State’s victory lap was indeed premature, if what we’re talking about is the officially stated goal of humanitarian intervention. But her newly-released emails reveal another agenda behind the Libyan war; and this one, it seems, was achieved.


-more at link-
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 31, 2016, 04:19 AM (8 replies)

but the msm has been saying that Hillary lied, as it turns out, according to the IG report.

I heard it on many networks.. so... they don't believe her any more.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun May 29, 2016, 06:48 PM (0 replies)

No. Simple reality is filled with unknowable possibilities.

Simple reality is this:
winds of change are blowing;
hope itself is inextinguishable.
Goodness is on the rise,
& impossible things happen all the time.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed May 25, 2016, 05:56 AM (1 replies)

I'm sorry that's your point of view, even sorrier if you are correct

because I have such a peculiar feeling about what's ahead, it's a bright feeling.

Something grand has shifted and none of us -- even if we have a nobel peace prize in mathematics & probabilities -- know how this will end. If you are feeling bleak and gloomy please don't promote the feeling! And ask your real heart about giving up on hope.

This is only one election. A single battle, not the war.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed May 25, 2016, 05:17 AM (4 replies)
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