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what is more important

What we believe or say we believe, or what we do.? Of course I am referring to faith vs works in the Christian tradition but what do non believers and or believers of other faiths think?
Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 04:50 PM (21 replies)

war crimes revisited

One of the things that has disappointed me with Pres. Obama has been the lack of accountability on wall street - and I mean obvious maNBCjor felonies they declined to prosecute. As for the obvious war crimes I sort of knew they would never prosecute for many reasons, most I disagreed with but understood the realpolitik behind it.

Ifbthese criminals are now so emboldened to call for investigations of this administration. Said and ministration should be preapred to be forthright and also investigate the hell out of what was to be left in the past regarding the last admin.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon May 5, 2014, 08:34 PM (2 replies)

Did anyone see the initial RT coverage of the Bundy Ranch crazy?

Oh, boy.

Posted by arely staircase | Sun May 4, 2014, 01:09 PM (7 replies)

Imagine the wall to wall coverage the kidnapping of 200 white school girls would generate.

It is really stunning of how little concern it is when something horrific befalls a bunch of non-whites.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun May 4, 2014, 12:13 PM (70 replies)

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams arrested in 1972 IRA killing

Northern Ireland police Wednesday arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning about the notorious 1972 abduction and murder of a widow wrongly suspected of informing against the Irish Republican Army........

Researchers taped confessional interviews with former loyalist and republican paramilitaries, and two IRA operativesimplicated Adams in the McConville's abduction and slaying.The tapes weren't supposed to remain private until their deaths, but Northern Ireland officials persuaded U.S. courts to release some material because of the serious crimes discussed.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/30/gerry-adams-ira/8528317/
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 07:41 PM (0 replies)

'black boy', 'those people' - cliven bundy, the gift that keeps on giving

“If I say 'Negro' or 'black boy' or 'slave,' if those people cannot take those kind of words and not be (offended), then Martin Luther King hasn't got his job done yet," he added. "We need to get over this prejudice stuff."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/cliven-bundy-racist-mlk_n_5212526.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Apr 26, 2014, 09:33 AM (2 replies)

it must change or die

There are conservative models of mainstream american philosophy I could imagine being electorally viable in the increasingly pluralistic and multicultural and ethnic country America is rapidly becoming. I don't see the GOP embracing them anytime soon. The white supremacy strain is like electoral crack cocaine bin that they have to keep hitting that pipe more and more to get an ever diminishing result but putting it down right now is out of the question. Like any addict they have to hit rock bottom before they change.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:20 PM (1 replies)

no bundy news on fox website

not just a lack of stories about his pro slavery racist shit. the whole issue seems to have disapeared.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Apr 24, 2014, 01:05 PM (10 replies)

it's not about bundy

Rick Perry has already started that meme.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:54 AM (5 replies)

Walter Pincus: The question Snowden should have asked Putin

http://m.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-questioning-russias-putin-about-surveillance-snowden-misses-the-point/2014/04/21/c3e09352-c732-11e3-bf7a-be01a9b69cf1_story.html


The question Edward Snowden should have asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday was: “Would you please describe how the three versions of SORM operate and what is done with the intercepted phone, e-mail and other electronic media those systems collect?” The former National Security Agency contractor who in May leaked tens of thousands of highly classified NSA documents that described hundreds of U.S. electronic interception programs, must know about SORM (System of Operative-Investigative Measures), the decades-old but continually upgraded Russian electronic surveillance system.

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One final word about the Snowden-Putin exchange. In his published response to critics Thursday, Snowden seemed to acknowledge SORM’s scope when he said journalists should ask Putin “for clarification as to how millions of indi apoloiduals’ communications are not being intercepted, analyzed or stored, when at least on a technical level the systems that are in place must do precisely that in order to function.”Snowden offers Putin the opportunity to clarify his denial that his country intercepts, analyzes or stores millions of individual communications.

On the other hand, Snowden refers to Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr.’s answer at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as a “lie,” when Clapper said that the NSA was not collecting records on millions of Americans. Snowden then ignores Clapper’s apology and fuller statements about NSA programs. Different strokes?
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Apr 21, 2014, 11:28 PM (2 replies)
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