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NATO Seeks To Formalize Afghan Withdrawal

Chicago summit seeks to outline timeline for local forces to take over amid plunging support for the war.

Afghan forces will be taking on a leading security role next year rather than in 2014 as originally envisioned, in part due to plunging support for the war in Europe and the United States, points out the Associated Press. Karzai insisted Afghanistan is looking forward to the war’s end "so that Afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of our friends in the international community, on the shoulders of the United States and our other allies.”

Despite the signs that NATO allies want to get done with Afghanistan as quickly as possible, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen emphasized that “there will be no rush for the exits,” reports Reuters. Despite France’s decision to withdraw its troops by the end of this year, Rasmussen expressed confidence that “we will stay committed to our operation in Afghanistan and see it through to a successful end.”

Posted by arely staircase | Sun May 20, 2012, 04:48 PM (0 replies)

being white

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Posted by arely staircase | Sat May 19, 2012, 01:24 PM (0 replies)

news flash

a white teenaged boy walking home from the store was followed by black man in a car - the white boy told his girl friend on the phone that some weird guy was following him. when the black man got out of his car and confronted the white boy an altercation occured. it ended with the black man shooting the white boy dead.

get the point?
Posted by arely staircase | Fri May 18, 2012, 09:04 PM (3 replies)

Rare East Texas Earthquake (fracking?)

TIMPSON, Texas (AP) — A moderate earthquake rattled an area in (E)ast Texas near the Louisiana border.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/4-3-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-east-Texas-3565070.php
Posted by arely staircase | Fri May 18, 2012, 08:12 PM (6 replies)

TSA pat down known terrorist and then let him on plane

KISSINGER GETS FULL PAT-DOWN


http://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/blogs/lookout/henry-kissinger-given-full-tsa-pat-down-airport-145256060.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=US&.lang=en-US
Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 16, 2012, 11:28 PM (2 replies)

how do you post a picture? nt

Posted by arely staircase | Mon May 14, 2012, 07:32 PM (8 replies)

Border Vigilante Reportedly Plotted Deadly Raids On Latinos

Ready was a longtime member of the National Socialist Movement, the largest neo-Nazi organization in the nation. In recent years, he founded a group called the U.S. Border Guard, which organized armed patrols in the Arizona desert. The group would search for immigrants and frequently hold them at gunpoint until legitimate law enforcement would arrive.

Ready also advocated for landmines to be used along the U.S.-Mexican border as a form of immigration control. At the scene of the massacre, federal authorities discovered at least six military-grade projectile grenades that were designed to pierce armor.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/jt_ready_latino_raids_fbi_investigation.php?ref=fpnewsfeed






Posted by arely staircase | Mon May 14, 2012, 07:22 PM (9 replies)

Culture War Commencements

Obama's speech at Barnard and Romney's at Liberty were a stark illustration of their ideological differences

....this week all you have to do is read Barack Obama’s speech at Barnard and Mitt Romney’s at Liberty University to see a dichotomy as stark as the one on either side of a picket line...

It was how(Obama) talked about the Constitution, of which he said, “Yes, it had its flaws — flaws that this nation has strived to perfect over time. Questions of race and gender were unresolved. No woman’s signature graced the original document” But, he added, “What made this document special was that it provided the space — the possibility — for those who had been left out of our charter to fight their way in. It provided people the language to appeal to principles and ideals that broadened democracy’s reach. It allowed for protest, and movements, and the dissemination of new ideas that would repeatedly, decade after decade, change the world — a constant forward movement that continues to this day.”
.....

Contrast that with Romney at Liberty this weekend, in which he cited David Landes to declare that “Culture makes all the difference… . Central to America’s rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition, with its vision of the goodness and possibilities of every life.” There was the purposeful declaration that “marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman,’ the shoutout to the anti-gay marriage Chick Fil-A founder and various clergy, the sermonizing.

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/14/culture_war_commencements/
Posted by arely staircase | Mon May 14, 2012, 06:56 PM (0 replies)

i am so very sorry

now that this is being brought up during my presidential campaign and the guy I should apologize to is dead and I really don't remember the whole thing.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu May 10, 2012, 06:54 PM (13 replies)

romney vs. obama on bin laden

Romney: "it's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."

Obama:"I said that I'd go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him and I did."

btw, the person in question did this:



Melissa Doi


Please God...




911 Dispatcher 8695


You're doing a good job ma'am, you're doing a good job.




Melissa Doi


No, it's so hot, I'm burning up.




911 Dispatcher 8695


Okay ma'am, the floor is hot, everything is hot, is there, are there, are there desks there? You go up high, you get yourself away from the smoke. Okay, I know you know, hold on a second.




911 Dispatcher 8695


(into radio) 83rd floor, three people trapped




unidentified


(into radio) Where?




911 Dispatcher 8695


(into radio) Way out on the 83rd floor, they're trapped, very hot...that's what I'm doing, just letting you know.




Melissa Doi


(excited interrupting) Wait! Wait! We hear voices! (screaming to firefighters) HELLO! HELP!




911 Dispatcher 8695


Hello, ma'am? Ma'am?




Melissa Doi


(screaming to firefighters) HEEEEELP




911 Dispatcher 8695


Okay, stay calm, ma'am, ma'am.




Melissa Doi


(screaming to firefighters) HEEEEELP




911 Dispatcher 8695


Stay calm, stay calm, just don't move.




Melissa Doi


Oh my god...




911 Dispatcher 8695


They coming through to you now?




Melissa Doi


Find out if there's anybody here on the 83rd floor.




911 Dispatcher 8695


Ma'am, don't you worry, you stay on the phone with me and we'll...




Melissa Doi


Can you find out if there's anybody on the 83rd floor, because we thought we heard somebody!




911 Dispatcher 8695


Ma'am, now listen, excuse me, I already notified the lieutenant, okay?




unidentified


garbled radio traffic




911 Dispatcher 8695


I already notified the lieutenant that there's five people on the 83rd floor, very hot and smoky, so they won't overlook you, okay dear?




Melissa Doi


Can you...can you...




911 Dispatcher 8695


I already did that dear.




Melissa Doi


Stay on the line with me please, I feel like I'm dying.




911 Dispatcher 8695


Yes ma'am, I am going to stay with you.




Melissa Doi


They're here?




911 Dispatcher 8695


Are they inside with you yet dear?




Melissa Doi


No




911 Dispatcher 8695


Okay, stay calm until they get inside.




Melissa Doi


Can you find out where they are?




911 Dispatcher 8695


Okay, stay calm, stay calm, stay calm until they get inside.




Melissa Doi


Can...(voice stops)




unidentified


radio traffic between Dispatcher 8695 and an unknown

Posted by arely staircase | Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:18 PM (5 replies)
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