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fadedrose

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January 28, 2015

I could be wrong

but I still feel the way that I did when I wrote this post.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026123999

January 24, 2015

The trouble with being old and UTube

I saw on Brooke Baldwin's program today that President Obama gave interviews to 3 people who were extremely popular on UTube. She and Jake Tapper gave us a few minutes of coverage.

I tried finding the stuff on UTube and got nowhere, nothing but surveys and sales pitches. I'm too old. How do young people navigate that site anyway...

Does anyone know how to find the clip and a link to anywhere that has his appearance with the 3 teenagers (one girl ate a cup or so of cinnamon, another girl took a bath in cereal/clothed, and a guy who did I forget what).

Thanks a lot.

January 23, 2015

Nice post in DU

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026101223

All about people like us.
January 23, 2015

Iran then, Iran now

After the Shah had to leave Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile and made it an official Islamic State. We installed the Shah, and Iran wanted him returned so he could be tried and prosecuted, but Carter would not have it. So Iran took hostages from our embassy, rescue attempt failed, and Reagan became President. Lots of new leaders came and went in Iran, mostly anti-US.

The latest, President Hassan_Rouhani (2013) visited NY and seemed to be taken with Americans from what I saw on TV. Then I saw Bourdain (CNN) go to Iran to visit, eat, and talk to the people there. They were friendly and like Americans. I am sick and tired of Bourdain, but I have to admit that I watched the Iran episode with a lot of interest.

Point is, when all the bad stuff went down, Iran had different leaders and an older population. Obama's talks with Iran have been more or less secret, but isn't it time? Do they have to be punished forever for past deeds that the new President, a real friendly-lookin' sort, had nothing to do with?

I like the idea, till they give us a reason to distrust them. The King of Saudi Arabia has just died, and he had no use for Iran - the old Iran or the new Iran?

Politics is so interesting, ours AND the world's. Good article here that helped refresh my memory:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran#After_the_Iranian_Revolution_.281979.E2.80.93.29

January 15, 2015

Charlie Rangel brings up a Draft bill every year

This ISIS and AlQuida business is the biggest threat to the world that I've ever seen. A growing threat that has no army and doesn't seem to need one..

There's religious fanatics who need to punish, and sociopaths who just enjoy killing & raping, beheading, and terrorizing everyone, and their poor are tired of being poor - it's starting to really scare me. I'm old, ready to go, but people everywhere in any occupation are not safe. Just think of what they would do if they got hold of some nuclear weapons, and they will.

France said that they couldn't keep an eye on everyone who was on their terrorist list because they were short-handed and there were too many on the list. Sleeper cells are ready, asleep until called.

They won't pass your draft bill this year if you submit one, or the next couple of years, but sooner or later, Charlie.



January 5, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Where can I find the most clear, concise explanation of what is in the TPP agreement? Not opinions or predictions, just the facts.

I'd like one website to go to to check out statements made about it with what's really in it. Every search engine lists so many sites I don't know which if any is reliable...

Thanks so much...

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