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Get back to on the other post, which I fully agree with. But am always uncertain as to what to reveal. DU isn't always disability friendly.
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 06:25 PM (0 replies)
The groundwork has already been laid, enconomically and socially. The memes have been reinforced for years.
The big push under Reagan has grown geometrically. There are some that will profit from the losses of other Americans. I'd say their fellow men, but they do not see them as fellows any longer. They believe they are their enemies on a long list.
It's not just the 1%, but their underlings who will do the dirty work for them. They are training for this job every day to make themselves a place in this recreated system.
Entertainment, media and churches put a pretty face on it and those who see the writing on the wall are now adapting to it. They are getting into churches or other groups to network.
The church network was the backbone of the civil rights movement at one time. Now they've veered off. We are in a period of time that Americans are ill prepared to deal with.
Time is not on our side. The world's climate is changing and the carrying capacity is going to be reduced save some 'miracle of science,' but that's an oxymoron. People are going to react to it in different ways.
PBO and Sanders have warned us of the urgency. People don't want to hear it. They want their fantasy.
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 06:10 AM (0 replies)
It's Armageddon's Wet Dream!
By Pablo - March 6, 2012
“This is not a game,” Mr. Obama said during a news conference at the White House timed to coincide with Super Tuesday voting in the Republican primaries in a number of crucial states.
Mr. Obama gave a staunch defense of his administration's actions to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions and said tough sanctions put in place by the United States and Europe were starting to work and were part of the reason Iran had returned to the negotiation table.
“The one thing we have not done is we have not launched a war,” Mr. Obama said. “If some of these folks think we should launch a war, let them say so, and explain to the American people.”
The Emergency Committee for Israel Cries Wolf
Yes, Obama earned a Nobel and deserves it, considering what he's been dealing with since 2009...
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 05:29 AM (1 replies)
From the tweet page of an OP:
MATTY ICE @MattyIceAZ · 3h 3 hours ago
A vote for Ted in the primaries... is a vote for Hillary in the general election. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans
Canada Apologizes For Weak Border Security, Allowing Ted Cruz To Cross
In a press release from Canadian Parliament:
“It has come to our attention that the border security between the United States and Canada was not quite strong enough during the year 1974 when Rafael Edward Cruz, better known now as Ted Cruz entered the United States. Had we known then that he would go on to become such a heavy kink in the legislative process in the U.S.A. we would have thought twice before allowing him to enter. Although, we are grateful that the U.S. has to deal with him now and not us. His blatant acts of malfeasance including lying with no remorse, reciting children’s poetry, and shutting down government as part of a plan to get his way are not only petty, but precarious and selfish, albeit inventive.
We cannot express our condolences enough for the oversight at our border security checkpoint. As part of our due diligence to make up for it, we will be taking the steps required to acquire back Justin Bieber. It’s really the least we can do.
It is our hope that this will mend fences between the two nations.”
It resulted in this tweet:
Bipartisan Report retweeted
Speaker Cruz @HavanaTed · Mar 21
As I travel across America I'm encouraged by all the support I'm getting for a presidential run, most of that support coming from Democrats.
Those who won't vote for HRC can vote for Cruz now. It'll be all right in the end, huh?
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 04:09 AM (4 replies)
It's very popular and as always, the churches fill the vacuum when power is unclaimed. The American people surrender their power when they don't vote.
Go on ahead! Heaven awaits. No, correction. It is galloping to meet you. Pick your place in Kingdom Come, since this world wasn't good enough.
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:54 AM (0 replies)
It's called feudalism. Where you must pay the baron to use his road and you will bow to your betters or else be killed by those who directly benefit from strong man rule.
Oh, it won't be by men on horseback in chain mail with colorful banners and clothes. More like Rand Paul bragging about his private security that makes him feel safe, while he's surrounded by 2A Solution riflemen who want to 'restore' the USA to its rightful rulers.
Same thing as the CSA wanted, only rich white men will rule, but it'll be global and not so much race based, but by wealth.
Where social mobility is a pipe dream, slavery is what some people are born to be in and they deserve it. Historically all created by the reduction of government until it is so weak it cannot enforce laws. It was the only force keeping feudalism at bay and everyone wants it gone. They embrace it with fantasies from films and fiction, reveling in the new world being created.
Grover knew cutting off funds by denying government taxes was the way and enforced the allegiance of the GOP, as the Koch brothers do now.
This is part of a cycle. There is no mystery, it's happened mny times before and by the same methods employed today. Thom Hartmann did a great analysis referring to an author who states the case plainly:
This is the era we are living in, it is our choice to let it go on by not sticking together, so please listen carefully, DU! We are going into something most aren't prepared to survive in, with little true freedom of the mind allowed. Pick your god, and beware.
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 01:38 AM (2 replies)
Ted Cruz, just like Rand Paul, wanted the federal government to go into default, so that 'the righteous would get the wealth.' It's their goal. Cruz is the 'Anointed One,' you know...
Posted by freshwest | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 01:21 AM (0 replies)
A lot of Obama's victory was grassroots and not media driven. I think this is what people fear, that
she won't have the Obama 'charisma' working for her. But she did have a lot of grassroots in 2008.
A few questions for her most dedicated supporters in HRC, not disruptors.
1) What if any, of Obama's voting block will resist her candidacy and why would they?*
2) What does her candidacy offer them, will the negative memes outweigh the positive?*
3 & 4) is at the end of the post.*
Because she hasn't declared yet and we've yet to see her campaign. In 2008, AFAIK, her campaign did not reflect the level of social networking to organize voters, but she had grassroots.
*Not speaking of those whose animus is still very heated, in particular, those who say they won't vote. It's a fine line between derangement and having disagreements, not from CT or RW sources, but not liking her.
As I've said before, I didn't find her to be an effective speaker, nor did I care for her demeanor when compared to Obama's. But she is rated by friends, and more importantly, enemies, and even Obama, I believe, that she will carry on Obama's policies on civil rights, etc.
For those who can't get over her supporting the Iraq War, which even Ted Kennedy who voted against it defended her, chew on this:
She has a 100% rate of approval from SANE, .which has been around since 1957 and has several groups in it:
Peace Action is a peace organization formed through the merger of The Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign (also known as "The Freeze").
The organization's focus is on preventing the deployment of nuclear weapons in space, thwarting weapons sales to countries with human rights violations, and promoting a new United States foreign policy based on common security and peaceful resolution to international conflicts.
Peace Action believes that every person has the right to live without the threat of nuclear weapons, that war is not a suitable response to conflict, and that the United States has the resources to both protect and provide for its citizens. Peace Action has over 100,000 members who belong to over 70 autonomous affiliate and chapter organizations.
Currently, Kevin M. Martin is the executive director and Paul Kawika Martin is the political director.
The Gulf War and the War on Terror
Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, SANE/FREEZE opposed the U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf. Throughout the Gulf War, the organization coordinated anti-war marches in Washington, DC, helping to mobilize 500,000 protesters. Soon after, In 1993, SANE/FREEZE renamed itself Peace Action.
Of great concern to Peace Action in 1995 was the conference for review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The signatories to the treaty decided by consensus to extend the treaty indefinitely and without conditions. The year also marked the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The next year Peace Action launched Peace Voter '96, the organization's largest nationally-coordinated campaign since the mid-1980s. Over one million Peace Voter Guides were distributed for the November elections. Also that year, Peace Action joined human rights groups to stop major weapons sales to Indonesia and Turkey. In 1997, Indonesia withdrew its request for U.S. fighter jets due to "unwarranted criticism" of their human rights record.
In 1999, Peace Action opposed the NATO bombing of Kosovo, which it described as "cruise missile humanitarianism", and founded the National Coalition for Peace and Justice, a body uniting most of the major peace groups in the country. Also that year, Peace Action commemorated the bombing of Nagasaki by staging a demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The demonstration was led by actor Martin Sheen.
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Peace Action responded to the war on terrorism and the bombing of Afghanistan with a call for justice, not war. The group went on to participate in two national coalitions: Win Without War and United for Peace and Justice.
Remember, that the first attack on the WTC was handled as a police action by Bill. I only mention that as a reminder that there is more than one way to handle an attack. While I don't agree with all he did, THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL BE HERS AND NOT HIS, AND SHE IS NOT BUSH.
Being in the office of POTUS doesn't automatically turn a President into a bloodthirsty butcher of innocents. But WAR and killing can be part of the job assignment. I knew when I voted that Jesus was not on the ballot at any time.
No, that is not to be expected. It's a position that is morally difficult and punishing. Does anyone think Obama's hair turned white for no reason?
Looking at the Peace Action groupings, check out who will now have to be disassociated by those who consider themselves more left than HRC. The GOP knows this and calls her an anti-USA, Communist sympathizer. And they categorize her policies as fringe left winger. The chart and statistics posted by another member does find her safely within the 'far left liberal' box.
And she didn't START the IW, she is NOT Bush. Obama made her the SoS for good reason. Of course to some, he's a war criminal and warmonger. They always see Bushes behind the Trees.
Does anyone remember the fuss over Obama's ultimatum to Syria? Or what was going on in Libya? Some Arab people called out the American left for sweeping their concerns under the rug. Earl's Pic of the Day showed the outrage on Obama was illogical:
People and events are often much more complicated than they first appear and we don't know all the details. It's not all about outraged sound bytes. I've got to economize this year, so all I can say is:
3) Do HRC supporters see a move to show out in force for her on election night 2016, IF SHE IS THE NOMINEE, like that for Obama in 2012. Fox's O'Reilly was stunned when that occured, Rove was in a state of denial, and it was a full serving of TEOTWAWKI that night. GOP and Libertarians were wailing and wanting to leave the country to go to bastions of freedom who would most likely refuse them a visa. All of them framed it as the end of American (white, conservative America) and if Hillary does win the General Election (IF NOMINATED) will the white male Republican voting base feel feel that their masculinity has sustained an unexpected and irreparable blow?
4) The media is going to pull out everything they can to demonize and defeat her. Do you see a surprise victory for Hillary? TIA.
Posted by freshwest | Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:07 PM (0 replies)
One that saw me through hellish days, and which he memorized to become part of his fraternity:
If - By Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!
The version I had left the last line to make it gender inclusive, I guess.
Another he had to learn was:
Invictus by William Erbest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
And yet another:
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!
Some of the Psalms helped me during the long, hard nights, trying to figure out how to make it through to the morning. The dark passages of the night, some would call them.
I'm sure Hillary has seen some of them. I've also found that anyone who stood up for something in life, sadly, will also accumulate enemies.
Posted by freshwest | Sun Mar 22, 2015, 06:04 AM (0 replies)
Glenn Beck And The Doctrine Of Nazi Kittens
Posted by Mark on December 1, 2010
The Fox News Professor of Practical Dementia delivered a particularly thought provoking lecture today on his radio university. I dare you to make sense of it:
Glenn Beck: This is the oldest argument in the progressive movement. It is the argument between, not state capitalism, because this isn’t capitalism.
This is a new sort of capitalism. No it’s not! It is socialism. No, it’s state capitalism. No it’s not! Put the Thesaurus down. It is socialism, not capitalism.
And when you say “state” you mean “national.” National Socialism. That is what Mussolini and Hitler did. National Socialism. State Capitalism. They’ve changed the name...
More at the link:
Beck muddles definitions of capitalism, socialism, and communism beyond recognition
December 01, 2010 8:55 pm ET filed under MMtv
Comment by News Corpse
December 01, 2010 9:38 pm ET
But Beck's logic is flawless.
State = National.
Capitalism = Socialism.
Thus State Capitalism = National Socialism.
Ergo Progressives are Nazis.
It works with anything.
Try it yourself with...say...Furry Kittens.
Furry = National.
Kittens = Socialism.
Thus Furry Kittens = National Socialism.
There you have it. Unassailable evidence that furry kittens are Nazis.
See, it works for EVERYTHING!
Posted by freshwest | Sun Mar 22, 2015, 01:55 AM (1 replies)