“"Edward Snowden is the greatest patriot whistleblower of our time, and he knows what I learned more than four decades ago: until the Espionage Act gets reformed, he can never come home safe and receive justice"- Daniel Ellsberg
Sorry for implying you didn't know what you were talking about.”
“why does that matter, until you are willing to go to prison to expose the governments crimes then you should really shut up and thank him, instead of pretending to understand the situation and smearing someone with a ton more courage than you.”
“yes, why do you hate america and its freedoms and side with its oppressors? We like freedom and transparency in our government in the United States, maybe you should move to Iran or North Korea, sounds like you'd fit right in over there.”
Mar 5, 2014 at 11:29:39
“or look for very successful people who are creative, interesting and fun to be around. You know, like Steve Jobs. Either way, I guess how we feel about creative types reveals a lot about how we view the world.”
“yes, we need to keep doing the same failed things to fight drugs over and over and over, no matter how counterproductive….just because!
Thanks for the input.”
dave778967 on Feb 4, 2014 at 21:48:12
“What same things. Securing the border and preventing the transport of drugs that flow every day. No, we haven't done that. Making drug dealing a federal offense with sentences that don't include parole and probation. Nope, haven't done that either. Have a media campaign from lets say, HOLLYWOOD, talking about how drugs are bad and not glamorous. Haven't seen that. The list of things we haven't done is endless. Slaps on the wrist and throwing billions of dollars into treatment has worked, because drug use is the "in thing." Just ask Justin Bieber. You could have asked Philip Seymour Hoffman (who, by the way, was an advocate of the legalization of drugs), but, he's dead and can't answer his phone. As long as drug sales and use are big business, without consequence the country will continue to suffer. Look at Holland. Someone posted on this site how wonderful Holland, because they've de-criminalized many drug laws. The only problem is, Holland is crumbling from the inside out. Their drug use is creating an internal problem that is not getting media attention (there's that media nonsense, again).”
“But they were competent enough to lie the entire country and news media into a phony and illegal war. That nobody seems to have a problem with.
But, no, even though they were able to pull off, in board daylight, a trillion dollar phony war, order war crimes to cover it up, and face zero prosecutions…they would never be able to blow up three buildings in New York and get away with it. That is clear.”
nrellis on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:25:40
“The point is we know they lied about weapons of mass destruction, which further discredits their supposed ability to perpetrate a conspiracy to destroy the WTC and then they launched a war against Saddam Hussain (the wrong target) who had nothing to do with Al Quaida (again discrediting their intelligence files on the subject).
And the fact that we are still talking about it indicates that some people at least care about what is being done in our name”
slbushway on Feb 4, 2014 at 09:31:26
“Bush didn't pull anything off with the Iraq invasion - nearly everyone knew even our representatives who voted in favor of an attack that the reasons they were given to justify the attack were BS. There were a ton of people who spoke out against the invasion and who called out the govt for their rationale - but they were usually drowned out by the pro-war crowd who really doesn't need a reason to drop bombs. That has nothing to do with 9/11 which would have involved a huge network of people both in and outside the govt. to pull off - those weren't fake planes that flew into the buildings and yet the fact that not one whistle blower has stepped forward on any level is telling - when have we ever been that good at keeping secrets? Pulling off a terrorist attack on that level is not the same as lying to people who know they are being lied to.”
unbeliever7 on Feb 4, 2014 at 09:22:48
“It put us way further in debt, along with tax cuts for wealthy by Bush. 100,000 - million dead and who know how many wounded. 2.5 million people or so displaced. Bring it on, the macho Texan said. He wouldn't put his life on the line if he had to. What are Republicans rabid about? Benghazi. The media was part of the effort to build a case for invasion, IMO, especially one Judith Miller of the NYT, quoted by the Bush admin. on talk shows in their circular method of propaganda. Miller later went to work for Fox. Cheney was CEO of Halliburton from 1995-2000. VP in 2001. War in 2003. Billions in profit for no-bid contract for old Halliburton. No connection I'm sure, just a coincidence.”
angelriv on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:11:20
“Do you remember when the talk of war with Iraq happened? Everyone that did not go along was a traitor according to the American people. The people didn't care. remember the planes hitting the towers and I also know a person that was there and survived because she was late to work. She got there and saw the planes hit. Claim that the government did it... How about some government papers that said that they did it or people's confessions that they put the explosives in? How about people seeing explosives being planted. One of the "expert" claimed that it was a "directed energy" weapons, as in a laser. I want real proof not just claims...”
Tim Moore on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:36:54
“They got away with the Iraq war because of the lazy, unquestioning media and the lazy, unquestioning general public, who got all pumped up by the war talk and nationalist jingoism. Happens quite a lot.”
“sorry the meaning is lost on you, maybe a second nomination is in order here. Work on your reading comprehension and feeling normal amounts of shame.”
Bike Commuter on Jan 8, 2014 at 18:24:42
“Oh, I know what your intended meaning was. It is merely that what your meaning was "meaningless" in a greater sense. Sorry I didn't make that more clear to you. I had mistakenly thought you could understand English.
Seriously, your silly little personal attacks are just so much noise. Try saying something worthwhile.”