“It's repeated because it's true. The US and Israel and the only two nations that think Hezbollah is a problem. Perhaps because they are standing in the way of both the countries annexing the resource rich countries of the ME?”
“Maliki is Washington's boy. The US is far more dangerous than any Middle Eastern country including Iran who hasn't attacked anyone in 2 centuries.
The real disaster is that the US it has the right to run everyone else's country. They enforce that right by killing its people.”
Cannonball Taffy O Jones on Jun 19, 2014 at 06:09:15
“'... including Iran who hasn't attacked anyone in 2 centuries.' - A pathetically disingenuous distortion that is often repeated on these pages.
Right now Iran's puppet Hezbollah occupies southern Lebanon while Iranian regulars are killing Syrian Sunnis in order to maintain Shia control of that state.
Iran has no problem with using violence abroad to pursue its interests.”
Jun 3, 2014 at 16:04:22
HuffPost Live 321
“Call me old fashioned but I believe cause and effect. The number and variety of auto immune illnesses has skyrocketed since corporations began using our bodies and our environment as a laboratory/garbage can.”
May 31, 2014 at 23:12:57
HuffPost Live 321
“Agreed. Yet it seems to me that it would be more productive to figure out why the inflammation is happening and then treat the cause. All the unwanted chemicals that corporations dump into our food supply, our personal care products, water, air and soil seem like a good place to start.”
amellon on Jun 1, 2014 at 16:52:11
“I agree that there are many toxins in our environment, but arthritis type illnesses have been recorded for thousands of yrs, long before the industrial revolution. Those who are suffering need relief, and if they can get it without a drug, while research continues to find the cause, that's fine with me.”
“Some things aren't worth saving.
The House responds to one thing and one thing only $$$$$$. They can smell it a mile away. Marijuana, medical or not, is proving to be a better source of income for the 1% than the 'war on drugs'.”
“The second amendment gives you the right to own a gun in 'a well regulated militia'.
No one gave activist judges or even the SCOTUS the right to change that.
The NRA and the GOP support unregulated gun ownership for the same reason $$$$.
Both organizations are heavily supported by the US's 400+ gun manufacturers.
The very definition of 'blood money'.
The more blood on the streets, the more $$$$$.”
June25 on May 31, 2014 at 10:55:26
“If the 2nd Amendment endorsed only a "well regulated milita"our forefathers would of gone around and confiscated firearms from those not in the milita.What's needed is to revisit provisions of the Civil Rights Act that dealt with locking away adults that could be considered a threat to society.”
nenitaB on May 31, 2014 at 08:02:27
“And people are almost equally divided on this and even with few votes in favor of anti-gun the possibility is remote.”
Davwbaird on May 31, 2014 at 00:16:59
msgirlintn on May 30, 2014 at 15:34:31
“cadawa, Wrong again! Please stop following me around this site to reply to my posts with your uninformed word salad.”
“Amen to most of what you said. What a sad tale it is.
Do you have more information on 'development being kept out?
However the lie has been put to 'educating' workers as a way of dealing with unemployment.
If there are no jobs.....they've been either automated or shipped abroad, then education isn't going to do a thing. That happened in Detroit over and over. Recommended viewing. Anything by Michael Moore.
Policy is at issue and it's being run for the benefit of the 1%. If you thought NAFTA was bad for US workers, take a look at TPP. It's being negotiated in secret. Thanks to Wikileaks for posting a working copy. https://wikileaks.org/tpp/pressrelease.html
A green economy would be very helpful but not even this president, let alone the corporations he represents are willing to:
A) invest in a green economy. Coal, Oil, Gas subsidies are all topped up while subsidies to alternative energy is thin on the ground.
B) buy American. Mass transit coaches are being built in Spain. The President outsourced ACA IT to Canada....etc. etc.
That coal should stay in the ground and everyone knows it.
Especially the 1% who are determined to flog it to China. It takes 10 days for the pollution from coal they ship to China to reach the west coast of the US.
We have a government that refuses to let climate chaos and concerns over human health interfere with the rich getting richer.”
“Wrong and wrong again.
First of all we don't have socialized or anything like it. We have private insurers and private providers........many of them. All corrupt and greedy enough to satisfy the most avid 'free market' acolyte.
Secondly, you should not confuse corruption, negligence and incompetence with a system of healthcare that works very well for people all over the world, providing a much higher standard of care and much better outcomes that than the US. The US healthcare system delivers about the same outcome you'd have if you lived in Romania.”
“Not all Vets are Republicans. The Vets are the ones that deserved better. Not all Democrats are worthy of your support, especial when their record of appointments reads like a mafia don's.”
reallm12 on May 31, 2014 at 07:27:17
“Veterans are all Americans, their party affiliation shouldn't matter...They put their lives on the line for our country, even if it was under false pretense like the Iraq war, and WMD's. Politicians should be accountable for that, and stop taking their politics into our lives and fix the problems that they create. The Republican party is mostly responsible for this, since under them we go to war. Republicans will use this and every situation towards boosting their favor through blame tactics. But we should realize when the last time Republicans were accountable for anything they do...they are not accountable for anything...just excuses and blame...”
ShanaJuly on May 30, 2014 at 23:47:58
bluedodge47 on May 30, 2014 at 23:01:38
“reading comprehension can be improved...”
msgirlintn on May 30, 2014 at 15:08:03
“cadawa, I never said that all Vets are Republicans. You still have a problem with reading comprehension. Be careful what you call Democrats when you are supporting Republicans.”
“The Democrats are the dominant party in government and have been for 5 years. They have as much power as Bush had during most of his 'tenure'......though you'd never know it. They were bed with Bush for 8 years. Their relationship continues with the extremists in the House.
The Democrats can change the number of members on the court and appoint more liberal members. More importantly it appears that the Supremes have exceeded their brief. SCOTUS is NOT supposed to be the final arbitrator of the Constitution.
"The Supreme Court of the United States spends much, if not most, of its time on a task which is not delegated to the Supreme Court by the Constitution. That task is: Hearing cases wherein the constitutionality of a law or regulation is challenged. The Supreme Court's nine Justices attempt to sort out what is, and what is not constitutional. This process is known as Judicial Review. But the states, in drafting the Constitution, did not delegate such a power to the Supreme Court, or to any branch of the government" http://constitutionality.us/SupremeCourt.html.”
“Desalination is a very expensive process. They tried it on St Martins, a Caribbean Island with no natural water. It's cheaper for the residents buy imported bottled water.
All the states that were named are arid with the exception of Northern California and parts of Eastern Texas. Most have been developed unsustainably and are now paying the price.”
“Fracking creates very few jobs and since the product is exported, it doesn't even the tick the box on domestic energy security.
What it does create, besides enormous profits for the wrong people, is increased global climate instability and poisoned water.
What will create good jobs and a lot of them converting to s the green economy we were promised two elections ago that has been deferred indefinitely by the ruling elite.”
pmoschetta on May 27, 2014 at 04:26:44
“"Thje ruling elite"
if the republicans in Congress and the Senate would end their personal affliation with the Oil and Gas Industries, then maybe we could see an upstart to the green energy field
In Kansas alone, the Koch Brothers are doing whatever they can get away with to destroy the wind energy farms that currently exist there”
“The Democrats have been the dominant party in politics for 5 years. There are many things they could have (were elected to do and have not). It's the Democratic Senate that confirms nominees and there is no Constitutional limit on the number of Justices.
Here's an eye opener. "The Supreme Court of the United States spends much, if not most, of its time on a task which is not delegated to the Supreme Court by the Constitution. That task is: Hearing cases wherein the constitutionality of a law or regulation is challenged. The Supreme Court's nine Justices attempt to sort out what is, and what is not constitutional. This process is known as Judicial Review. But the states, in drafting the Constitution, did not delegate such a power to the Supreme Court, or to any branch of the government." http://constitutionality.us/SupremeCourt.html
If this source is correct, we've all been taken for a ride for the longest time.”
Irantergosum on May 27, 2014 at 19:56:37
“You need to take a look at the facts before you say Democrats are the dominant party.
Republicans have overwhelming control of the House where only 51% is need to pass and vote on legislative bills. Democrats can't even get a bill to the floor of the House for a vote. Even Republicans can't get a bill to the floor unless it's supported by the majority of the majority party -- called the Hastert Rule.
In the Senate it takes 60 votes to break a filibuster. The Republicans have filibustered almost everything with the only recent exception being the limitation on federal court nominees.
They can still filibuster a Supreme Court nominee if one should occur.
Republicans control almost 60% of the state governorships and legislatures.
They also have unbridled control the U.S. Supreme Court which they have controlled for over 60 years.
If you are retired or near retirement you should take a good look at the Paul Ryan budget for 2015 which he calls The Path to Prosperity.
In it he gets 40% of all debt reduction ($2 trillion) over the next 10 years from the total repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The budget, which almost all Republicans voted for, seeks to privatize Social Security (Personal accounts), voucher out Medicare (Patient centered care) which means if you are a senior you get a voucher and try to get a health plan that will cover you assuming you don't have a preexisting condition -- like aging.”