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Catherina

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Name: Catherina
Gender: Female
Member since: Mon Mar 3, 2008, 03:08 PM
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About Me

There are times that one wishes one was smarter than one is so that when one looks out at the world and sees the problems one wishes one knew the answers and I don\'t know the answers. I think sometimes one wishes one was dumber than one is so one doesn\'t have to look out into the world and see the pain that\'s out there and the horrible situations that are out there, and not know what to do - Bernie Sanders http://www.democraticunderground.com/128040277

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I Just Came To Say I Love You & Good-Bye

See original thread in GD where haha, I got a post in my own thread hidden for calling out the one of the most disturbed and mendacious posters on DU.

The thing is, I don't care anymore.

I mean it. Goodbye my friends.

The thing is that in 2015, there are more effective places for the Left to do its work.

Most of y'all can figure out where to find me or who to ask to do so.

Hope to see you around soon, solidarity and fuck the neolib assholes!

It's not about anyone or even about a few assholes

It's about having better venues where you can be twice as effective, five times as fast, and without neoliberal assholes... Like people haha Breavenak, this one's for you, who didn't even know what BLM was 3 months ago, or apologists for every neoliberal war out there, haha Joshcryer, this one's for you.

Sick of Hillary war-loving apologists who have the conscience of a fucking pea.

Sick of even being within 2 feet of assholes like that.

I'll mis good people like you but dump this neolib gatekeeping site and come on twitter. Sabrina, MadF, Luminous etc will always know how to find me.

Solidarity!

I Just Came To Say I Love You & Good-Bye

& also to say goodbye.

I'm sorry but I'm done trying to swim through so much swill of neoliberalism and, worse, neoconservatism.

I'm done.



& PS
a BIG FAT FUCK YOU to the assholes who defended our war crimes in Libya and got all *pragmatic* about them.
a BIG FAT FUCK YOU , hah, <redacted because the list is too god damn long>

The rest of you, the ones on the left, I love you and just please jeep moving LEFT.

Please turn off my account immediately and permanently.

I Just Came To Say I Love You & Good-Bye

& also to say goodbye.

I'm sorry but I'm done trying to swim through so much swill of neoliberalism and, worse, neoconservatism.

I'm done.



& PS
a BIG FAT FUCK YOU to the assholes who defended our war crimes in Libya and got all *pragmatic* about them.
a BIG FAT FUCK YOU , hah, <redacted because the list is too god damn long>

The rest of you, the ones on the left, I love you and just please jeep moving LEFT.

Please turn off my account immediately and permanently.

It gets worse. But hang in there please

It gets worse. But hang in there please. Please?

Take me now sweet Lord.

Very good recap.

Thanks for posting that

Great charts also



Nothing sexist. Obama also compared her to Annie Oakley in 2008. Video

Barack Obama: Hillary talking like she's Annie Oakley



The point is right on.

+1. And then... Lather. Rinse. Repeat. With same profiteers leading the charge



Senate Dem calls for stronger military action against ISIS



"I strongly believe we need to further increase our efforts in Syria and Iraq directly and expand our support to partner nations in other countries where ISIL is operating," Feinstein said, using a different acronym for ISIS.

"It has become clear that limited air strikes and support for Iraqi forces and the Syrian opposition are not sufficient to protect our country and our allies," she said in a statement.

"This is a war that affects us all, and it's time we take real action to confront these monsters who target innocent civilians," she added.

“In the last two weeks, ISIL has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris and Beirut and the bombing of a Russian airliner. The fight is quickly spreading outside Iraq and Syria, and that’s why we must take the battle to them," Feinstein said.

Feinstein's comments are among the first in Congress to call for greater military action against ISIS.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Saturday also called for the U.S. to do more, calling the attacks a "wake up call" for America and said there should be "no doubt" ISIS poses a direct threat to the U.S.

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http://thehill.com/policy/defense/260173-senior-democrat-calls-for-more-military-action-against-isis#.VkeXsR-4911.twitter

The Streets of Paris Are as Familiar to Me as the Streets of Beirut


The Streets of Paris Are as Familiar to Me as the Streets of Beirut
Posted 14 November 2015 7:39 GMT

Written by Joey Ayoub


Meme widely shared in solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks.


I come from a privileged Francophone community in Lebanon. This has meant that I have always seen France as my second home. The streets of Paris are as familiar to me as the streets of Beirut. I was just in Paris a few days ago.

These have been two horrible nights of violence. The first took the lives of over 40 in Beirut; the second took the lives of over 120 people and counting in Paris.

It also seems clear to me that to the world, my people’s deaths in Beirut do not matter as much as my other people’s deaths in Paris.

We do not get a “safe” button on Facebook. We do not get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users.

We do not change policies which will affect the lives of countless innocent refugees.

This could not be clearer.

I say this with no resentment whatsoever, just sadness.

It is a hard thing to realize that for all that was said, for all the progressive rhetoric we have managed to create as a seemingly united human voice, most of us members of this curious species are still excluded from the dominant concerns of the “world”.

And I know that by “world”, I am myself excluding most of the world. Because that’s how power structures work.

I do not matter.

My “body” does not matter to the “world”.

If I die, it will not make a difference.

Again, I say this with no resentment.

That statement is merely a fact. It is a political fact, true, but a fact nonetheless.

Maybe I should have some resentment in me, but I am too tired. It is a heavy thing to realize.

I know that I am fortunate enough that when I do die, I will be remembered by friends and loved ones. Maybe my blog and an online presence might even gather some thoughts by people around the world. That is the beauty of the internet. And even that is out of reach to too many.

Never so clearly as now have I understood what Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote about when he spoke of the Black Body in America. I think there is a story to be told of the Arab Body as well. The Native American Body. The Indigenous Body. The Latin American Body. The Indian Body. The Kurdish Body. The Pakistani Body. The Chinese Body. And so many other bodies.

The Human Body is not one. It sure feels that it should be by now. Maybe that in itself is an illusion. But maybe it is an illusion worth preserving because without even that vague aspiration towards oneness on the part of some part of the body, I am not sure what sort of world we would be living in now.

Some bodies are global, but most bodies remain local, regional, “ethnic”.

My thoughts are with all the victims of today’s and yesterday's horrific attacks, and my thoughts are with all those who will suffer serious discrimination as a result of the actions of a few mass murderers and the general failure of humanity’s imagination to see itself as a unified entity.

My only hope is that we can be strong enough to generate the opposite response to what these criminals intended. I want to be optimistic enough to say that we are getting there, wherever “there” might be.

We need to talk about these things. We need to talk about Race. We just have to.

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https://globalvoices.org/2015/11/14/the-streets-of-paris-are-as-familiar-to-me-as-the-streets-of-beirut/

The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

November 13, 2015
The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

by Chris Floyd

We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gaddafi by violence. We are trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all — but far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world. What has been the result of these interventions? A hell on earth, one that grows wider and more virulent year after year.

Without the American crime of aggressive war against Iraq — which, by the measurements used by Western governments themselves, left more than a million innocent people dead — there would be no ISIS, no “Al Qaeda in Iraq.” Without the Saudi and Western funding and arming of an amalgam of extremist Sunni groups across the Middle East, used as proxies to strike at Iran and its allies, there would be no ISIS. Let’s go back further. Without the direct, extensive and deliberate creation by the United States and its Saudi ally of a world-wide movement of armed Sunni extremists during the Carter and Reagan administrations, there would have been no “War on Terror” — and no terrorist attacks in Paris tonight.

Again, let’s be as clear as possible: the hellish world we live in today is the result of deliberate policies and actions undertaken by the United States and its allies over the past decades. It was Washington that led and/or supported the quashing of secular political resistance across the Middle East, in order to bring recalcitrant leaders like Nasser to heel and to back corrupt and brutal dictators who would advance the US agenda of political domination and resource exploitation.

...

I write in despair. Despair of course at the depravity displayed by the murderers of innocents in Paris tonight; but an even deeper despair at the depravity of the egregious murderers who have brought us to this ghastly place in human history: those gilded figures who have strode the halls of power for decades in the high chambers of the West, killing innocent people by the hundreds of thousands, crushing secular opposition to their favored dictators — and again, again and again — supporting, funding and arming some of the most virulent sectarians on earth.

And one further cause of despair: that although this historical record is there in the open, readily available from the most mainstream sources, it is and will continue to be completely ignored, both by the power-gamers and by the public. The latter will continue to support the former as they replicate and regurgitate the same old policies of intervention, the same old agendas of domination and greed, over and over and over again — creating ever-more fresh hells for us all to live in, and poisoning the lives of our children, and of all those who come after us.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/13/the-age-of-despair-reaping-the-whirlwind-of-western-support-for-extremist-violence/
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