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grahamhgreen's Journal
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October 30, 2015

16 times Obama said there would be no boots on the ground in Syria

"Many of you have asked, won't this put us on a slippery slope to another war? One man wrote to me that we are 'still recovering from our involvement in Iraq.' A veteran put it more bluntly: 'This nation is sick and tired of war.' My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria. I will not pursue an open-ended action like Iraq or Afghanistan. I will not pursue a prolonged air campaign like Libya or Kosovo. This would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective: deterring the use of chemical weapons and degrading Assad's capabilities."

More of his misleading statements here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2015/10/30/16-times-obama-said-there-would-no-boots-ground-syria/74869884/

Those who would involve the US in a perpetual war for profit must be jumping for joy.

October 30, 2015

In the tradition of Bush: Obama putting boots on the ground in Syria!!! Wee Hee!

In the end, I imagine we will be aligning ourselves with ISIS to defeat Assad - as, in my view, the defeat of Assad has been the goal since GWB's Axis of Evil speech.

Another win for the neocon dream of endless war.

October 29, 2015

"Defense secretary: US to begin ‘direct action on the ground’ in Iraq, Syria"

"Defense Secretary Ash Carter today revealed that the U.S. will openly begin “direct action on the ground” against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria." - http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/defense-secretary-us-begin-direct-action-the-ground-iraq-syria

Most asinine thing I've heard this week. Not only can we "not win it" as GWB ,Glorious Leader and founding CEO of The War on Terror, inc., told us. BUT WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.

Now just one of you war hawks step up and tell me where this money is gonna come from..... And then volunteer to go fight.

Here is the cost of the war, in case you forgot:

Over 370,000 people have died due to direct war violence, and many more indirectly
210,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting at the hands of all parties to the conflict
7.6 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
The US federal price tag for the Iraq war is about 4.4 trillion dollars
The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad
The wars did not result in inclusive, transparent, and democratic governments in Iraq or Afghanistan

October 26, 2015

TNBernie: Wow, I can't believe her... As a woman myself,

"Wow, I can't believe her... As a woman myself, I always have to deal with people telling me that sexism is "bullshit" or just an excuse women use when they can't admit they're wrong, etc. So, I know where Hillary is coming from, and I always love it when powerful women call out sexist behaviors... but this is not what Hillary did. She did not call out sexist behavior, she took a real, sexist phenomenon and then dishonestly manufactured a situation to serve as an attack on her fellow candidates.

Seeing and hearing influential women like Hillary take a real sexist phenomenon and apply it to a situation where it doesn't belong is really upsetting, and is potentially very damaging to the progress women work so hard for. This will only give shitty people more ammo: "See, sexism isn't real! It's just something you liberal hippy women use when you want to win an argument!"

She is a powerful woman who is trying to champion gender equality; I know she has valuable insight into sexism and politics, and we should at least try to listen to her, even if we don't agree with her politically. But right now she's using her position of power dishonestly and is risking her and fellow women's credibility when it comes to calling out sexism. And that, to me, is the worst thing about this attack. I'm mad that she's lying about Bernie, but I'm way more upset that she's making women lose credibility and giving sexist shitheads more ammo against us..

Hillary, if you want to use your gender as a selling point for you campaign, have at it. I understand the appeal and actually don't see it as a "bad" point, just different from the rest of the candidates. But don't frame a problem as a sexist one if it isn't there. Don't throw progress under the bus in favor to bring down and attack candidates. The candidates aren't the only victims of these attacks. You're stunting progress and losing credibility that so many women (yourself included) have fought for."

- TNBernie

October 22, 2015

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year


"Washington’s Blog

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year
Posted 16 hours ago by WashingtonsBlog
By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream.

The Middle Class - Public DomainWe just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying. According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all workers in the United States make less than $30,000 a year. Let that number sink in for a moment. You can’t support a middle class family in America today on just $2,500 a month – especially after taxes are taken out. And yet more than half of all workers in this country make less than that each month. In order to have a thriving middle class, you have got to have an economy that produces lots of middle class jobs, and that simply is not happening in America today.

You can find the report that the Social Security Administration just released right here. The following are some of the numbers that really stood out for me…

-38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.

-51 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.

-62 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.

-71 percent of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.

That first number is truly staggering. The federal poverty level for a family of five is $28,410, and yet almost 40 percent of all American workers do not even bring in $20,000 a year."
October 22, 2015

Bernie Berns It Down!!!!!

October 22, 2015

Bernie Berns It Down!!!!!

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