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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-01-11 01:40 PM
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12. Excuse me, but some of us find solutions to the problems that
get thrown our own personal way every freakin' day. Have you come to the conclusion that voting provides a suitable solution for NEW policies to work for the general welfare...i.e. change you can believe in? Have you found the funds necessary to hire the "best" attorneys to plead for justice...what corporations do you take to your "marriage" bed?

I've had it with being criticized for the laziness of "dissent" about policies that lower the standard of living for most Americans. What will it take to overcome the greed and corruption...one cannot compromise policies and principles and expect goodness to flow; it won't work to simply quietly acquiesce to that simpler evil either, the rewards, save for a clear conscience, just aren't there, though we can always continue to beat ourselves up for being overly responsible.

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  -Without ambassadors, US-Venezuela tensions grow discocrisco01  Jan-01-11 11:49 AM   #0 
  - Oh my goodness, can the planet survive?  bemildred   Jan-01-11 11:53 AM   #1 
  - If the US keeps the pressure up, not likely  me b zola   Jan-01-11 01:57 PM   #15 
  - I'm OK with it n/t  Bacchus39   Jan-01-11 02:09 PM   #16 
  - This is really dumb on the part of the Obama administration.  JDPriestly   Jan-01-11 11:54 AM   #2 
  - What was openly offensive?  Zorro   Jan-01-11 11:59 AM   #4 
  - What else would you call a professional diplomat disrespecting  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-01-11 08:53 PM   #44 
  - It's dumb because it makes the US look thuggish and clumsy  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 12:10 PM   #5 
  - Here are the responses in question  Zorro   Jan-01-11 12:21 PM   #6 
     - For the Senate to invite a prospective ambassador to criticize the country  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 12:38 PM   #9 
     - It seems a fair and relevant question.  Lasher   Jan-02-11 04:18 AM   #51 
        - It's not, actually. It's a reframing of the issue.  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 02:26 PM   #69 
           - Isn't it you who is trying to reframe this?  Lasher   Jan-02-11 03:08 PM   #71 
              - Venezuela doesn't need my support.  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 03:17 PM   #72 
                 - I don't know if Palmer said anything like that or not.  Lasher   Jan-03-11 12:06 AM   #94 
                    - Mark Weisbrot lays it out very clearly here.  EFerrari   Jan-03-11 12:24 AM   #96 
                       - OK, now we're getting somewhere.  Lasher   Jan-03-11 03:38 AM   #100 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-01-11 01:48 PM   #13 
     - All of it is offensive.  ronnie624   Jan-02-11 10:01 AM   #55 
  - JDPriestly  molly77   Jan-01-11 12:37 PM   #8 
  - The Clinton administration???  Beacool   Jan-01-11 03:40 PM   #21 
  - Plan Colombia started under POTUS Clinton  PufPuf23   Jan-02-11 07:21 PM   #84 
  - I don't like Chavez because he acts like a megalomaniac.  JDPriestly   Jan-02-11 01:00 AM   #50 
     - Thats the problem with socialism.  johnroshan   Jan-03-11 12:22 AM   #95 
     - +1000  DeSwiss   Jan-03-11 12:59 AM   #98 
     - Like him or not, he's legally elected by his countrymen.  martymar64   Jan-03-11 07:37 PM   #106 
  - Why do you understand that this administration would not like  sabrina 1   Jan-01-11 03:15 PM   #20 
     - Chavez is a self-declared adversary of the US  Zorro   Jan-01-11 04:23 PM   #22 
        - No, he is not and has said so over and over again.  sabrina 1   Jan-01-11 04:48 PM   #24 
        - This administration has continued the abhorrent Bush Policies?  Zorro   Jan-01-11 05:14 PM   #27 
        - WikiLeaks Honduras: State Department Busted on Support of Coup  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 05:28 PM   #29 
        - So was it a "military" coup?  Zorro   Jan-01-11 06:10 PM   #34 
        - According to your government, it absolutely was.  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 06:19 PM   #37 
           - Pay attention now  Zorro   Jan-01-11 07:07 PM   #41 
              - You need to direct your incorrect analysis to the State Department.  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 07:13 PM   #43 
        - Dupe  Zorro   Jan-01-11 06:10 PM   #35 
        - Evo Morales, among other South American leaders disagree with  sabrina 1   Jan-01-11 05:40 PM   #32 
        - Evo Morales is an expert on the US role in Honduras?  Zorro   Jan-01-11 05:58 PM   #33 
           - Order out of chaos? You mean, the silence of the grave, don't you?  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 06:14 PM   #36 
           - You are apparently someone who assumes a lot.  sabrina 1   Jan-01-11 06:47 PM   #38 
           - I am a member of the reality-based community  Zorro   Jan-01-11 07:02 PM   #39 
           - He seems to be universally shunned, for sure.  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 07:12 PM   #42 
           - Wow. Those photo ops are certainly conclusive proof that he is  COLGATE4   Jan-01-11 09:55 PM   #47 
           - There is genuine warmth and camaraderie in the photos.  ronnie624   Jan-02-11 10:13 AM   #56 
           - I made no such claim. n/t  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 02:13 PM   #66 
           - Thanks for posting these photos. They are completely representative of EVERYTHING we've learned  Judi Lynn   Jan-02-11 04:33 AM   #52 
           - Dupe  Zorro   Jan-02-11 12:24 PM   # 
           - The 2010 Latinobarometro polling  Zorro   Jan-02-11 12:24 PM   #58 
           - Here I'll make it easy for you  Zorro   Jan-02-11 01:49 PM   #61 
              - This is a claim made over and over and over and for years  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 02:19 PM   #67 
                 - I see  Zorro   Jan-02-11 03:21 PM   #73 
                    - You have an entire -- poll vs. repeated, clean re-election  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 03:26 PM   #74 
                       - Heard you the first time  Zorro   Jan-02-11 06:49 PM   #83 
           - Ahh, the DLC....  DeSwiss   Jan-03-11 01:02 AM   #99 
           - With that vast background in Latin America I can see how you  COLGATE4   Jan-01-11 09:58 PM   #48 
              - The butchery of Uribe is not a secret.  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 02:22 PM   #68 
              - Why, thank you. I can opine on the Civil War also, and even the  sabrina 1   Jan-02-11 11:42 PM   #92 
           - You find many people who love the US and hate Chavez.  bitchkitty   Jan-02-11 07:54 PM   #85 
              - You obviously didn't read the 2010 Latinobarometro report either  Zorro   Jan-02-11 08:02 PM   #86 
        - Well duh. When has the US EVER interfered when there was a coup  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-01-11 09:28 PM   #46 
        - Not to mention this administration's support of the coup in Honduras  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-01-11 09:26 PM   #45 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-11 08:37 AM   #54 
           - The goal of the U.S. political power structure,  ronnie624   Jan-02-11 10:46 AM   #57 
           - If the US wanted to dominate SA, they would have done it long ago.  Bluest Dog   Jan-02-11 04:04 PM   #75 
           - Um, they did since long ago. However, BushCo was so obsessed  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 04:06 PM   #77 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-11 04:05 PM   #76 
           - nobody here thinks he's a god, but some do think he is the devil  fascisthunter   Jan-02-11 01:54 PM   #64 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-11 04:06 PM   #78 
           - Go away.  Hardrada   Jan-03-11 12:32 AM   #97 
        - Chavez is a self-described adversary of imperial policy  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 04:52 PM   #25 
           - +1  roody   Jan-01-11 05:34 PM   #30 
  - Is Obama getting ready for another war?  roody   Jan-01-11 11:59 AM   #3 
  - Well as somebody pointed out here recently  tularetom   Jan-01-11 12:35 PM   #7 
  - "Wars". Without legally-declaring them, naturally.  Ghost Dog   Jan-01-11 12:57 PM   #10 
  - And the unhappys are #1 in complaining about the USA.  jaxx   Jan-01-11 12:59 PM   #11 
  - Excuse me, but some of us find solutions to the problems that  InkAddict   Jan-01-11 01:40 PM   #12 
  - Yes, you made my point quite well.  jaxx   Jan-01-11 02:20 PM   #18 
  - Compare the US' defense budget with the rest of the world's.  roody   Jan-01-11 05:37 PM   #31 
  - let us all know when you find solutions from those you defend  fascisthunter   Jan-02-11 01:53 PM   #62 
  - Sometimes I think my problem is I remember when Jackie Kennedy went to Paris  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 01:55 PM   #14 
     - You're not old, just reasonable  me b zola   Jan-01-11 02:09 PM   #17 
     - It's not hard to be more reasonable than Senate Republicans.  EFerrari   Jan-01-11 03:05 PM   #19 
        - Happy New Year to you, E  me b zola   Jan-01-11 10:02 PM   #49 
     - no, your wisdom is shared and ageless  fascisthunter   Jan-02-11 01:53 PM   #63 
  - No. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-01-11 05:23 PM   #28 
     - I hope you are right.  roody   Jan-02-11 01:20 PM   #60 
  - Why would the tension grow  dipsydoodle   Jan-01-11 04:38 PM   #23 
  - Ever been in a bad marriage?  ret5hd   Jan-01-11 05:11 PM   #26 
  - Not too disturbing.  CJvR   Jan-01-11 07:03 PM   #40 
  - The lack of attention must drive Chavez nuts. nt  hack89   Jan-02-11 07:56 AM   #53 
  - On the contrary,  ronnie624   Jan-02-11 12:43 PM   #59 
  - Chavez's actions generate plenty of negativity  hack89   Jan-02-11 04:55 PM   #80 
  - It's sort of bizarre that our government pushes 2 or 3 negative articles a week  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 02:28 PM   #70 
     - He can't stand the idea that we don't really need an ambassador  hack89   Jan-02-11 04:53 PM   #79 
        - And you know this how?  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 04:56 PM   #81 
           - Well, he really is insignificant on the world stage.  hack89   Jan-02-11 04:59 PM   #82 
              - True, so why is the U.S. government so obsessed with him?  sabrina 1   Jan-02-11 09:15 PM   #87 
                 - I don't think they are  hack89   Jan-02-11 09:58 PM   #88 
                    - He represents one of the biggest oil-producing countries in the world.  sabrina 1   Jan-02-11 10:28 PM   #89 
                       - Yet he has no choice but to sell us all they oil he can  hack89   Jan-02-11 10:38 PM   #90 
                          - No, we are the ones in the bind as one of the most voracious  sabrina 1   Jan-02-11 11:31 PM   #91 
                          - So he gets in bed with the most cut throat capitalists in the world?  hack89   Jan-03-11 05:17 AM   #101 
                             - Lol, so it's okay for the U.S. to get in bed with China.  sabrina 1   Jan-03-11 01:31 PM   #103 
                                - You missed my point completely  hack89   Jan-03-11 06:34 PM   #105 
                                   - You're saying there was no coup, backed by the U.S.  sabrina 1   Jan-03-11 08:02 PM   #107 
                          - Baloney. There is a concerted and ongoing multimilion dollar infowar  EFerrari   Jan-02-11 11:46 PM   #93 
                             - Only in your imagination.  hack89   Jan-03-11 05:19 AM   #102 
                                - Yeah, it's just my imagination!  EFerrari   Jan-03-11 01:38 PM   #104 
  - no real tension will arise, just posturing by an ineffective and dishonest US government  fascisthunter   Jan-02-11 01:59 PM   #65 
 

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