“The media (which by the way did sell us out) would like us to believe that. We all know that the Bill of Rights are dead, and we have a totalitarian corporate state closing down on us. Snowden is a whistle blower, a hero, which is why the wreath of the USA upon him. Most Americans know this, especially the people screaming "traiter" the loudest.”
peacefuldaizy on Oct 30, 2013 at 07:19:33
“Do you mean the wrath of the United States? To suggest a wreath implies he is as good as dead.”
portfolio on Oct 30, 2013 at 07:15:59
“He actively sought out his position so that he could dig for dirt.
That doesn't sound like whistle blowing.
He also should have stayed and answered questions.
“The greatest lie that was perpetrated on me was in my history education. My teachers talk about then and now. Then: bad bad dark ages. Now: all good, just, enlightened society. I came to realize we have never gotten out of the dark ages. We still oppress whomever we can, we still worship violence and power.
These particular customs of repression of women seem bizarre to me, but oppressing women is a world-wide practice and we have much more work to do. These women are very brave and I wish them the best of luck dragging their society out of the 7th century.”
“Your first sentence robbed your post out of any credibility. Take this from another vegan: identifying the people of a country with their government, is first, a huge mistake, second, makes Americans the worst, far worse than Chinese.
The globalization that is hurting us was engineered by the ruling classes of both countries and have nothing to do with working class people here or there. Know your enemy.”
Craig Schultz on Oct 23, 2013 at 08:40:48
“"Know your enemy."
A very good point, especially when that "enemy" may be one's self.
Not in your case, I mean, but in the broader sense of people looking to save a few shekles here or there at any cost giving rise and power to entities like Wal-mart and Chinese and other low quality/no worker salaries or benefits imports.
“Yeah right. Like public opinion is influencing decisions around here. How many Americans want to end the wars, end those hideous NAFTA trade agreements, try to do something about this poor planet, or tax the rich and corporations?”
motherfather on Oct 22, 2013 at 20:18:40
“Okay! Couldn't have said it better. Trying to get to live life in the pursuit of happiness is revealing the myth that America is the land of the free.”
“I stopped watching Walking Dead when I realized it's a right-wingers dream. They would love to live in such a world and some think they are.
I don't think violence on TV is the problem. Shakespeare has a lot of death and violence and he wrote thought provoking, great, smart stories. The problem is that there is nothing else just violence. No substance, no ideas, no plot. Just voyeuristic violence. Now that's a problem.”
“Based on its agenda and ideology, the GOP should be just a tiny fringe party on the far right. The fact that the GOP is still a viable mainstream party is an homage to the willful ignorance of the American public.”
justalurker on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:10:21
“Moderates fleeing the repub party. The tea party is almost all thats left. The media needs to wake up to this fact.”
battlescar2012 on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:09:11
“Willful ignorance may be part of it, but don't forget big business and evangelicals. They're propping up this failure of a party more than anything else.”
Dina on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:05:07
“I think a 20% approval rating classifies them as a fringe party on the far right. They need to not be taken seriously ever again. Never again let anyone pretend that they are of any value.”