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Obama Ends Drug War….Just Like He Closed GITMO and Pulled Out of Iraq

The Obama administration has mastered the art of propaganda better than any administration in the history of American politics. While in the past, politicians were forced to explain the wrongs of government and make up excuses for their transgressions, the Obama administration has learned that all they need to do is deny that those transgressions are even taking place to begin with.

The sad thing is, a majority of the American public pays so little attention to what is going on, that they rarely ever notice when they are being lied to. Additionally, the mainstream media is complicit as well, standing by the illegitimate claims that are made by the administration.

While running for president during elections, Obama promised to shut down the controversial torture prison at Guantanamo Bay. Of course, that promise was never fulfilled, and many of his supporters never gave this issue a second look.

While in office, Obama claimed that he was going to order the US military to pull out of Iraq. This promise was never fulfilled, but the mainstream media has continued to back him up, despite the fact that things have become more dangerous and deadly in Iraq since that war was said to be over.

Now the Obama administration is at it again. While millions of people are either getting arrested, or still sitting in jail the Obama administration has declared the end of the drug war.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/obama-ends-drug-war-just-closed-gitmo-pulled-iraq/#p3w66cQYe3AIHmhv.99

Iraq This is just more bullshit.

I target shoot! I have a 22 , and a 9mm .

I am unapologetic about this. Yes I consider myself a economic Keynesian, Yes i believe in social justice, and yes i support most of the progressive agenda save this one issue. I like target shooting. I find it stress relieving, I like to feel safe in my home. I like and respect the second amendment. So in this one aspect alone I sit outside the democratic party group. If the Democratic party could take one sensible position on this issue, Just one, and stick to that line in the sand, It would have much more support from people like me who believe that the right to keep and bear arms should not be infringed. Instead they continuously move the goalpost to disarmament of the people and reinforcement of the police state. Their has to be a middle way. Otherwise the Party has missed the boat on this. Heads will explode and the insults begin in 3...2..1.

This is more than likely ruffle a few feathers here. But someone hase to post this.

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US health care Vs. Canada Health care.

ZING!

A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests US Was Plotting Coup?

For You Nay Sayers, It certainly looks like we've been meddling with the Ukraine. I wonder how long it will take before we find out Proof positive the fix has been in with Venezuela too?

A short-lived truce has broken down in Ukraine as street battles have erupted between anti-government protesters and police. Last night the country’s embattled president and the opposition leaders demanding his resignation called for a truce and negotiations to try to resolve Ukraine’s political crisis. But hours later, armed protesters attempted to retake Independence Square, sparking another day of deadly violence. At least 50 people have died since Tuesday in the bloodiest period of Ukraine’s 22-year post-Soviet history. While President Obama has vowed to "continue to engage all sides," a recently leaked audio recording between two top U.S. officials reveal the Obama administration has been secretly plotting with the opposition. We speak to Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University. His most recent book, "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War," is out in paperback. His latest Nation article is "Distorting Russia: How the American Media Misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine."


http://truth-out.org/news/item/22014-a-new-cold-war-ukraine-violence-escalates-leaked-tape-suggests-us-was-plotting-coup

I recieved this Letter From Rush Holt! Yeah I had My complaints But He was OK.

Dear Mr.

I want to let you know that this will be my last term serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives. For many reasons, all hopeful and positive, I feel that at the end of the year it will be time to step aside and ask you to choose your next representative.

Representing you has been the greatest honor of my life. I first sought this office because I believed that Congress, even with its frustrations, is the greatest instrument for justice and human welfare in the world. I believed that, through diligent and committed service, a representative can ensure that each person knows she or he has a voice in our democracy. My confidence in these beliefs has only strengthened over the years I have served you in the U.S. House.

Please know that this is not goodbye. I will continue to serve you throughout the remainder of my term in Congress, which will run until next January. My dedicated staff and I will continue to serve you in your dealings with the federal government and to listen to your voice on issues facing New Jersey and our country. You can reach me any time at 1-87-RUSH-HOLT or send me an e-mail .

Over the course of my life, I have sought many ways to serve – as a teacher, a scientist, and most recently as a representative in Congress. I look forward to remaining involved in our community and to finding new ways to serve.

I remain aware of the privilege of representing you. I remain ever appreciative of your help and support over these many years. And I know the high standards you expect and deserve your representative to set.

Sincerely,

Rush Holt
Member of Congress

P.S. Just a reminder: I always want to hear from you, but to ensure a prompt response, please don’t reply to this e-mail. Instead, please visit holt.house.gov/contact or call 1-87-RUSH-HOLT (1-877-874-4658).

Patrick Kennedy you can Kiss my Fat ass!

Your addiction Problem is not my problem. You couldn't control yourself, That's a shame. So you got treatment, and got sober. That's nice! now stop trying to keep the rest of us from a little enjoyment Just because you went overboard!

Http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/treatment-or-jail-patrick-kennedy-wages-fierce-anti-pot-crusade-n22256

• Mayor Tony Mack

February 7, 2014
• Mayor Tony Mack is found guilty on six corruption charges while his brother, Ralphiel, is found guilty on three of the six charges.


http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/02/convicted_trenton_mayor_tony_mack_a_comeback_specialist_falls_short.html

What a waste of time and money this man was. We as a City are Happy to see the back of him.

My Sometimes Conservative Wife Just learned How Privatization works.

AS she Prepares Taxes for a well Known franchise every tax season. She Had a Gentleman sit down in front of her who was injured on the job who was a "Thrower" for (Big Name Trash company). As he was Married and not quite understanding the filing process as so many of the poor do not, he wanted to file as single. My Wife sometimes has people who are insistent on this part, and many times become argumentative. She becomes firm in her manner. She then burst into tears while explaining the rest of the story. "He didn't deserve that treatment, he was patient and polite and after the rush and the stress..." After calming her down I got the rest.
He was injured on the job recently and was in pain. He offered no argument as she she explained to him he couldn't file that way. After collecting his w-2 form info she was shocked at what little he made. It occurred to her that he most likely was one of the Men who collected our trash and recyclables. She was shocked at his weekend physical condition at a relatively young age. "oh Yes," I said, "That's no job for a 50 year old!".
"But", she answered,"I thought city workers made more that that! HE works for (Big Name Trash company)". I said, "Yes I know that" I explained, "(Big Name Trash company) Is not the city Dept of sanitation!
And now instead of many people getting a good wage working for the city Dept of sanitation, you now have many men getting a SHIT wage, with no pension while (Big Name Trash company) makes a big profit. The city actually doesn't save much of anything, except the Managing part, and they still maintain an office for complaints and questions. That's how privatizing works. That's what the city has been doing for years. Now that's what they want to do to Teachers, Firefighters and when it's their turn the Police. That will be their rude awaking as well."
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