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14 years ago
Nolondil
Hey, it'd be interesting to be able to check it out. Can it be any worse than Fox News? Fox News: They Distort, We Deride The Huffington Post has somehow managed to get hold of an internal Fox News memo, written by the guy in charge of their news operation and detailing his instructions to be on the lookout for any shred of information that could be used to tie Democrats to those attacking ou
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Yes, our country does have such a llaw. Or did. The 'Military Comissions Act' included an explicit exemption for all US govt. employees, though. So it has effectively been gutted.
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Yeah, this is basically equivalent to the switch of Gonzalez for Ashcroft. Get the 'lightning rod' who attracts too much attention out of the way, but continue the same policies. Robert Gates is one of the same crowd that Rumsfeld runs with. They are probably drinking buddies.
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14 years ago
Nolondil
If you are referring to the last scandal before the election, Ted Haggard, probably not much outside of Colorado. Within Colorado I suspect that it did have a major effect. He is a fairly large figure in state politics there (e.g. his effort to pass that gay marriage ban). According to the exit polls there was a strong element of anger at corruption in the vote, though. The Foley scandal seems to
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14 years ago
Nolondil
4565. Papers?
Well, after the other restrictions we've seen being implemented we knew it was coming sooner or later. October 26, 2006 Forget no-fly lists. If Uncle Sam gets its way, beginning on Jan. 14, 2007, we'll all be on no-fly lists, unless the government gives us permission to leave-or re-enter-the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HSA) has proposed that all airlines, cruise l
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14 years ago
Nolondil
For people who only get their news from the corporate media it's a revelation. Outside the echo-chamber it's quite well known. Greg Palast has done an excellent job of reporting this. But he's never brought into the major network's newscasts. Recipe for a Cooked Election by Greg Palast The computer scare was the McGuffin, the fake detail used by magicians to keep your eye off their hands. The
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain, a Biography ..I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman. - "Foster's Case", New York Tribune, 3/10/1873 All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassi
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Davel wrote: > Remember the exit polls Ananda - > > Any really major fixes would be identifiable, > > There's only so much the results can be manipulated before it > becomes obvious.... > > Dave L > That would be the reason for the push to outlaw exit polls... Nov 10, 2004 GOP Wants to End Exit Polls A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS Why would the GOP want to eli
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14 years ago
Nolondil
You would think that the Republicans were caught in a bind here, wouldn't you? With the huge wave of opinion against them you would think that either they have to cheat so massively that no one will be able to pretend that the election was fair, and so give the game away, OR they have to let the Democrats win to preserve their hidden control of the electoral system for another safer time, but all
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Mephisto wrote: > 'It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who > count the votes' - Josef Stalin >
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14 years ago
Nolondil
come on pilgrim wrote: > Hi Chris, > > > You wrote "I've been trying to get an answer from the home > > office as to what will happen to me when I refuse to carry > > biometric I.D. > > > > Don't worry. You'll get used to it :-) > > Prison food? I won't carry one. > So now they'll start using biometric ID that you cannot leave behind...
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14 years ago
Nolondil
I see, so only religious charity can be manipulative? Federal and even state welfare programs can never be manipulative? Mixed Messages Inhibit Escape From Welfare ... The continued presence of asset limit rules on the books has become not only an unnecessary administrative burden to the state agencies that enact the rules; there is reason to believe it also actively discourages saving -- one
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Well, here's a collection of links to the original article: Congress's Shameful Retreat From American Values By Garrison Keillor
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14 years ago
Nolondil
And now we are seeing another of Sun Tzu's pronouncements fulfilled: There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (pt. II)
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14 years ago
Nolondil
ananda wrote: > If there are Amish people suffering from lack of food or > nutrition, then they should all know it's available through > food stamps. > > If they don't want food stamps because they don't need them, > fine. If they don't want food stamps in spite of needing them, > then we should ask why it is that they refuse the help of the > USA government. That migh
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14 years ago
Nolondil
ananda wrote: > Does it occur to you that people don't want to be > "missionized"? I certainly wouldn't. The problem with the > missionaries and the evangelicals is that they make conditions > for their charity and aid. It's really a kind of extortion, > and it's so soul destroying. > Erm... now why did you remember this psychological fact HERE but forget it THER
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14 years ago
Nolondil
carolb wrote: > > Let's hope there are big changes on election day. > And I think that's why there is little comment here. Since this is only the latest step in a long progression of corruption that shows no sign of ending, we are focused on the progress of the election. If either this or the 2008 elections don't produce a major reversal for the Republicans, the decay may be irrevers
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Yes, there is concern among at least some American citizens. Many of the established 'dissent' sites are carrying articles bewailing and protesting the end of Constitutional law. But these are the 'alternative' press. The 'mainstream' reported it as if this were just the passage of yet another bit of routine legislation. Think the torture bill sucks? Wait for the signing statement Torture Day:
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Well, I could say 'nice try' but it isn't even that. Any unblinkered person can understand that the point of comparing Bush to Hitler is to show what a sorry excuse for a leader The Decider really is. Even well known criminals like Hitler (or Mussolini) had greater accomplishments. And yet Hitler was called "the political criminal" ('Der Politischer Verbrecher') by the opposition press
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14 years ago
Nolondil
lothario wrote: > But there are other dichotomies here..; at the highest level > there is no question that Osama Bin Laden- despite his > predilection for collapsing tall buildings- is an infinitely > finer human being than the mongoloid that inhabits the White > House. Osama is an idealist who is prepared to die for his > ideals[ no matter how misguided they be ]. Bush is an &
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14 years ago
Nolondil
OCaptain wrote: > There was an American Constitution in the 13th century????? > OMG, I never knew! There was the Magna Carta in the 13th century (1215 to be exact). Our legal tradition is based on British tradition.
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14 years ago
Nolondil
Here's some interesting commentary I have discovered by a relatively 'neutral' party... Muhammad's Sword 23-09-2006 Since the days when Roman Emperors threw Christians to the lions, the relations between the emperors and the heads of the church have undergone many changes. ... IN HIS lecture at a German university, the 265th Pope described what he sees as a huge difference between Christia
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14 years ago
Nolondil
I figured you would have a lot to say about this, being a teacher. The author of this book was a teacher for 30 years. He was even 'teacher of the year' for the State of New York. And then he just quit. And this book explains why.
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14 years ago
Nolondil
And a large part of the reason for the mechanical repetition of slogans and soundbites by so many in our culture is that our 'education' system is actually an indoctrination system. Just ran across this interesting book today, and thought that many readers of these boards might like to read it since it's available entirely online: The Underground History of American Education Prologue ... Ex
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14 years ago
Nolondil
ananda wrote: > Isn't typhoid easily cured with penicillin? > > This story does not make sense. If you've got it, yes. But I don't think there is much penicillin to be found in the caves of Tora Bora. And there are also probably not many kidney dialysis machines in Tora Bora, so as already noted he has probably been dead for years and the 'leaders' of the West are just preparing to
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14 years ago
Nolondil
What hopless balderdash, as usual. There are so many false assumptions buried in your knee-jerk whine that it would take days to untangle them all. Let's try for just a few of the larger ones. I clearly said that the workers deserve to share in the wealth they were creating. Reacting as if the suggestion that there be fair payment for labor would make business impossible is a ridiculously transp
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14 years ago
Nolondil
ananda wrote: > Create more wealth... but isn't there already way more than > enough wealth to go around? Why not redistribute it more > fairly? > Hold it right there. You are already caught in the wrong assumptions that the capitalists promulgate. It is not that the wealth needs to be re-distributed. It is already being being redistributed -- and that in itself is the problem. Th
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14 years ago
Nolondil
This is a standard propaganda tactic. Accuse someone else of your own flaws/vulnerabiltiies before they can accuse you. This confuses the issues and keep all statements in the realm of 'controversial' disputes. But the genuinely fascist nature of the GWB administration is now being recognized by even The John Birch Society. It's Happening Here (2006-06-30) ... One of the fundamental conceit
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14 years ago
Nolondil
roscoe wrote: > He that cannot reason is a fool. > He that will not is a bigot. > He that dare not is a slave. > > -- Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, > American Industrialist, Philanthropist > If Andrew Carnagie did in fact say (or write) this, he was quoting someone else: --- "When you go to Naples," said Byron to Lady Blessington ('Conversations', pp.
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14 years ago
Nolondil
US soldier who blew whistle on Abu Ghraib has no regrets WASHINGTON (AFP) - US soldier Joseph Darby, who revealed to investigators the abuse committed by US troops at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, said he was denounced by relatives as a "traitor" but that he did not regret his decision to expose the scandal. In his first public interview, Darby told CNN television he was shunned by
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