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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:25 PM
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A Picture From Egypt Is Worth...
Check the bottom of the label...



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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:25 PM
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1. It's no wonder the ME so does not like the US of A. (eom)
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:27 PM
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3. Thanks For The Pic...
:yourock:

:hi:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:27 PM
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2. The USA stocks yer classier dictators, strongmen and kings.
Sumthin' about supporting Democracy but I can't recall the details...

PB
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:27 PM
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4. How to, er, win friends and influence people?
At least it wasn't a land mine...
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:28 PM
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6. Maybe they're saving those for tomorrow. (eom)
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:27 PM
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5. Yeah... we make shit here used to kill each other
and then talk shit about freedom
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:29 PM
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7. ...while enriching the corporation providing the items of warfare
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:37 PM
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16. Yep, there's big money in death machines. So sad. n/t
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:29 PM
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8. Oh please
And all of our crap is made in China. So if tear gas that was made in China were to ever be used on our population, would it be the fault of the Chinese government for producing it, or our government for buying it and using it on us?
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:31 PM
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10. With our record of meddling in the Middle East (and that is how the folks there see it)
I could see why they'd be pissed off when they pick up a tear gas canister that says "Made in U.S.A."

I mean, if China meddled in our policies and tried to force their communism and non-religion on the majority of American's, yeah, we'd be pissed.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:39 PM
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19. Yep, and that's the bottom line. We do it for oil. n/t
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:32 PM
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11. So... If A Bomb Were Dropped On Your House, Killing Family Members, But You Survived...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 07:33 PM by WillyT
And a fragment of the bomb said... made in Iran, made in North Korea, etc...

You'd be OK with that?

:shrug:
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:37 PM
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15. I undertand our history in the region
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 07:38 PM by eissa
Trust me, I'm from there. There is plenty of blame to go around. HOWEVER, enough already with blaming everyone but themselves. Arabs have for far too long pointed the finger at the outside while making excuses for their own governments. It's time to call a spade a spade; the repressive regimes in the ME have exploited everything from the Palestinian issue to cartoons in an effort to keep their citizenry down. Arab armies are generally trained to protect their governments from its own people rather than fight invading countries. Do we provide ammunition? Yeah, we do. But they are more than willing to use them on their own people.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:43 PM
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21. THAT... I Agree With, What I Reject, Is OUR Products Being Used To Repress People...
What... Egypt couldn't subcontract to produce their own Tear Gas???

Or at least their own labels, that identified the deliverers???

:shrug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:56 PM
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28. Yes, Egyptians should just walk off the tear gas and pull themselves up
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:38 PM
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18. and you think that will make a difference to the people on
the receiving end of the teargas when they see "made in the USA"? boy, are you EVER NAIVE.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:30 PM
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9. Hey, who do you think is selling them the sodium carbonate to wash it off their skin? n/t
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renegade000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:33 PM
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12. well, at least we provided the first aid instructions...
:think:
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:35 PM
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13. that appears to be a different canister than the one I saw earlier
if I am correct there are no less than 2 pictures like this out there right now
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:36 PM
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14. Shining beacon of democracy
My ass!
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:38 PM
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17. Here's a story about the Tear Gas, the company that makes it, and what's in it
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:44 PM
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22. I recall that shit well from the 60's when they unleashed it on us for protesting
the Viet Nam war. And it was made in the USA, and used against students who had had it with endless war and deaths. And then they shot down some students at Kent State.

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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 08:02 PM
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29. I wonder what the labels said on the tear gas used on the peace protestors in Colorado Springs in
Feb 2003? probably the same crap they used on us in the 60's.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 08:07 PM
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30. Probably - standard stock for Commie peace protesters. n/t
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:43 PM
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20. Really folks, did even one of U.S. even have to comment without reccing? nt
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:47 PM
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23. More likely, someone un-recced this without commenting. Chicken shit keyboard commando.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:53 PM
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27. Yeah, as if they'll kill this one in prime-time. Too lame. nt
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:49 PM
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24. Holy shit!
We still make stuff?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:50 PM
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25. There you go, taking "sides".
Imo, if over a thousand people have to go to the hospital from our tear gas and rubber bullets and concussion grenades, our government has already "taken a side".

:grr:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:52 PM
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26. Wow, they found something made in the USA?
Quite a feat, considering most of us IN the USA have a hard time finding something MADE in the USA. :wow:

/snark off/
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 08:07 PM
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31. I was going to post that!
;)
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 08:13 PM
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32. Tip o' the iceberg, I hate to say
2+ billion a year in US training, military and economic aid buys some pretty fancy weaponry, I'd guess...praying with everyone else that it doesn't get used.
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 08:28 PM
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33. Pic of the Year.
Weaponry is America's greatest industry.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 09:12 PM
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34. Mother Jones video essay
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 12:20 PM
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40. But Of Course... And Thank You For That !!!
:hi:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 10:49 PM
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35. It's not often that we get to see the "Made in the USA" label.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 10:50 PM by pacalo
Some of the few factories left in the US are making products that are destructive to human life? I don't feel good as an American seeing that picture, especially when it concerns protests for human rights.

People don't get out in the streets to face guns, batons, & tear gas unless they have a GOOD reason.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 11:13 PM
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36. ya mean they aren't hating us for our freedom BUT for our WMDs and other weapons
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 09:58 AM
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38. You just said it all.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 01:11 AM
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37. See? America still manufactures things. Proud to be an Ameerikun!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 10:33 AM
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39. Kick !!!
:kick:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 12:23 PM
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41. It used to be this:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 01:53 PM
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42. Why is it that damn near nothing is made in America but weapons
Everything I see says made in China.

We suck.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 03:48 PM
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43. That's the whole point and the bottom line. If it's weapons, it's the USA
If it supports the military industrial corporate complex, it's made in the USA.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 03:50 PM
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44. Can't even afford the airfare to visit our old jobs
Rethugs and bluedogs love that!
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