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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:24 AM
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I thought torture could have been a distraction from the economy
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 07:25 AM by Renew Deal
Isn't it a little weird that Obama unleashed the torture stuff when he did? What was the purpose? Why not sit on it a bit longer? Is it possible that Obama was trying to distract from the economy? The rumors about the "stress test" were getting out and they are going to wreak havoc on the economy...again. So why not engineer a really big distraction? Torture seems like a perfect option. It's a huge government scandal with all the big players involved and a significant chance for people to go to jail? If we're going to talk about swine flu being a distraction, then why not this?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:27 AM
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1. My dear child, suffering and death can be a distraction from depression
If it is the only thing you know how to do
If only we could learn something else
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:28 AM
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2. I believe that he used thermite to bring down the economy in a controlled demolition
:eyes::tinfoilhat::eyes:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:28 AM
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3. The Constitution and the rule of law a distraction?
Sorry, but it is bigger than Obama.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:29 AM
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5. Which is bigger?
The flu or the economy or both?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:45 AM
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9. Well, if I'm poor with the flu, the economy. If I'm rich with the flu, the flu.
;-)
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:59 AM
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11. Very well said.
:think:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:08 AM
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12. Thanks.
It's all about perspective, eh?
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:29 AM
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4. I've never heard wholesale torture described as a "distraction".
Fake terror alerts are a "distraction".

Susan Boyle is a (unwitting) "distraction".
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:30 AM
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6. One mans distraction is another mans moral/ethical/civil crisis.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 07:31 AM by Renew Deal
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:32 AM
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7. Is pushing to reduce nuclear weapons a distraction?
Is pushing for Peace in the Middle East a distraction?

Is chewing gum a distraction from walking?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:58 AM
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10. I think it depends on who you ask.
But these crazy distraction theories keep popping up.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:34 AM
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8. Think chess.
Think chess as played by a man much, much smarter than his opponents. Don't make the mistake the wingnuts make, second-guessing him before the game is over, or even well begun. Spectators at a chess match are often surprised by the way the ultimate victory occurs. The only one not surprised is the victor.
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