“I just recalled that yesterday Grant Shapps aka Micheal West aka a host of other aliases threatened to close down the BBC for giving unfavourable coverage to the Tories, now Cameron threatening the Guardian because he is embarrassed by them revealing illegal activities. So is this a conspiracy to silence opposition. Seems that Double Dip Dave has a problem with criticism.”
“Cameron, you are going down a dangerous road here. Set the precedent for press censorship and lose the next election and you will pass the censorship baton to Miliband. Is this something that you want to do? He might use it against you Tories and prevent your Tory rags from publishing their rubbish. Is this what you want.”
“Guardian...heroic reporting under duress. Cameron claimed that you gave guarantees not to publish any more "damaging" report. Did you really make such an agreement and if not, will you kindly set the record straight?”
“Somehow we don't like to use the words 'lie' or 'liar', and prefer euphemisms like 'spin', 'misspoke','embellish' and the like.
Some lies are easy to understand, for example Bill Clinton's lies about Monica Lewinsky were very understandable to me, having had affairs myself.
What I can't understand is this needless lying, it shows a deep character flaw. Clearly Hillary feels that she is inauthentic with all of these claims of experience, so she makes it up. I wouldn't vote for her under any circumstance.”
“From my perspective Putin vs Bush is an easy choice. Putin is intelligent; Bush is a moron. Putin is thoughtful; Bush doesn't have an capacity to think. Putin is a strong leader; Bush is a weakling that hides behind Cheney; Putin respects his constitution; Bush doesn't. etc etc
Basically Putin can command respect in the world....he is a leader. Bush commands respect only with 30% of dumb Americans...the polite word for him is 'shithead', and Bush is a shithead from whichever vantage point in the thinking world (outside America) that he is viewed.
Please elect someone with a brain next time...and definelitelty not this buffoon, McCain.”
TimN on Mar 24, 2008 at 12:17:20
“Putin respects his constitution? Ha, that's rich. Tell that one to Garry Kasparov:
“What is wrong with you guys? The US wants Karzai as President...the pragmatic doctrine says a weak corrupt Karzai is the best thing available for American interests in the region...(sadly the Afghan people get royally screwed, but when American interests are at stake, who cares about Afgnans?)....the US sanctioned this guy's firing...the corruption goes all the way to the highest levels in the CIA and Pentagon...ask yourself why would any US government want that can of worms exposed?”
“Boycott Israeli goods now....don't buy their lousy fruit grown on stolen lands...tell your pharmacist you don't want any Israeli generic drugs, or you will take your business elsewhere...read the labels, and if it says 'made in Israel' don't buy it, find a substitute....”
MMIIXX on Jun 14, 2010 at 02:48:03
“Barcodes starting with 729 are Israeli ,by the way.”
parkerfly38 on Jun 8, 2010 at 14:30:10
“And I'll buy four for every one you boycott. As will many others.
Macready on Jun 8, 2010 at 08:17:40
“fanned retarius . . .and don't forget the supermarkets . . they are very bad at labelling . . .”
OldSchoolLiberal on Jun 8, 2010 at 07:18:17
“dont use your cell phone, retarius. an no chemotherapy. and many other Israeli contributions.
PS I support the Palestinian people, but Israel is not the sole bad guy here. Hamas wants war by its charter and it is getting war, at the expense of their people's livelihood.”
Nov 9, 2009 at 12:54:15
“I'm not sure what to think about this article...I agree with the existential masseage of take responsibility for your own life, exercise your own choices (including opting out of the corporate bs) etc.
In my own case it was relatively easy, I sold my soul to the devil (a US pharma company) for 23 years and took early retirement last year and moved away from the US to get away from corporations. I live abraod and am sublimely happy for the first time in my life).I traded the Benz for a pick-up truck and traded the 6000 sp ft McMansion for a more modest 3 bedroom house which is more than adequate for my means.
The problem with the article is that it absolves the US business/government leadership from any blame...tell me how can anyone justify sending unsolicited loan checks to credit card holders?
I think that the unholy alliance between business and government is largely responsible for the emptiness that mars most Americans' lives...the Economist reported on a happiness survey a few months back...Nigerians were the happiest people on the planet...Americans rolled in at 19th....I do think it is time that Americans held their politicians accountable and stopped this relentless slide into faschism (mering of corporate and government interests)”
“Agree 100%. America has a major problem with guns. And an even bigger problem with the gun-nut lobby.
The constitution is out of date and needs to be updated. The 2nd Amendment needs to be repealed and gun ownership outlawed...including hunting rifles. The manufacturers of the guns need to be put out of business and a long term (50 years if it takes that long ) process to disarm the society needs to be introduced.
Let's get some sanity into the country.”
LeftRight on Apr 6, 2009 at 07:50:36
“Do you SERIOUSLY think that the Second Amendment could be repealed?? You'd have a better chance of repealing the First Amendment! Rather than focus on impossibilities, let's focus on something that might have a chance of reducing gun violence!”
Glocksf21 on Apr 6, 2009 at 07:11:28
“lets start by banning them retarius. they can be deadly.”
“Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas. (Maliki lying down with Rice)
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Bush and the US...from wire tapping at home to illegal invasions abroad...from shedding the Constitution to illegal renditions)
“My advice to the Democratic party and the Obama campaign, is to stop mentioning Palin at all. Focus on McCain, he's weak, and he makes mistakes. Palin's total lack of knowledge of national and world events will emerge all by themselves during the campaign.
DEms have lost the initiative here...Palin is photogenic and newsworthy...every attack on her brings new coverage and publicity...let's face it without Palin, who would've watched the GOP convention....her appointment was a masterstroke and the Dems and left wing media are falling for the trap of perpetuating the publicity....9/10 blogs on this site are about Palin...forget her...focus on McCain”
“Something very bad is going on here. There is an all out PR war to support the buffoon, Saakashvili, with big, bad Ruskies attacking poor little, democratic Georgia. Cindy McCain in Georgia for photo ops with poor little Georgian refugees. I think it is intended to build public support for a military confrontation with Russia.
I don't understand the double standards of the West...can someone tell me why two populations of people that have been persecuted by Georgia, shed off the Georgian aggressors in 1991, and have lived autonomously ever since, and that want to be independent, shouldn't have the right of self-determination...like the Kosovans?”
jdfast on Aug 26, 2008 at 23:18:44
“Wait a minute, we could have two fronts going on at the same time. Would that be great for the MIC. Iran and Israel and the US and Russia. What a sight to see. W and the neocon's have got to to do this. They know that they can't have a war with Iran, now here comes a new cold war where 50% of our GNP will have to go to the military. Where does that leave the rest of us. Up s--t creek without a paddle. How we gonna pay off China? Oh, I forgot, our grand kids and great grand kids will have to if we are still around by then.”
“It has occurred to me that the war in Iraq might be a 'good thing' insofar as it has prevented the outbreak of WWIII. Imagine what Bush/Cheney's response in Georgia might have been if they didn't have so many soldiers tied up in Iraq.
Hey maybe it was God's plan?”
“I've been shocked by the blatantly anti-Russian bias in the US and UK media, and surprisingly even in the more liberal publications like the Independent...however, the people simply aren't buying it...the vast majority of comments are supportive of Russia.
The UK has had to tone down its Russian aggression rhetoric at the EU, because many EU members see Saakashvili as the villain....don't expect to see Georgia in NATO while this clown is in charge there...”
“I disagree. The basic problem is that the US threw its weight around too much. 9/11 changed many things, and the world accepted America invading a sovereign nation and the consequent loss of innocent civilian life. The rot set in with Guantanamo and the torture there. The invasion of Iraq changed America's position in the world, and the now overwhelming majority of the world's people (not governments) have a truly negative view of US imperialism, and do not buy all this 'democracy' hypocrisy.
What I find truly interesting in this conflict is that the media are on a hard sell to persuade the population that Russia was the aggressor...people just aren't buying it...they recognized that Georgia attacked first, and that Georgia must pay the price for that reckless act.”
“you have got to be joking....the EU engage with Russia militarily? What planet are you from?”
abby4ever on Aug 12, 2008 at 05:45:13
“Even if they wanted to they would never let their troops open fire. Like many European countries today, their troops are just for show. As in Afghanistan, where they keep them all in the safest parts of the country and where they are not allowed to look cross-eyed at the Taliban, let alone open fire, This breed of troop is purely ornamental.”
machivellianX on Aug 12, 2008 at 05:28:51
“This person obviously has zero clue about what is happening at the moment so save your breath retarius.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, in his case it's deadly.”