"automated combat systems" sounds so much more...... sanitary, but they won't save you from the "Yellow Peril" you clearly dread. Out of abject fear you'll fall for any insane scheme your friendly Military Industrial Corporate Complex has for sale.
Yellow Peril: The term refers to the irrational fear and or belief that East Asian societies would attack and wage wars with western societies and eventually lead to their total annihilation whether it be their societies, people, ways of life, history, and or cultural values.
Stand Yer Ground Poster Boy, George Zimmerman, the nutcase acquitted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, has been jailed again in Seminole County, Florida.
Zimmy was charged with felony aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence etc etc etc
Campaigners against the development of fully autonomous weapons, known as "killer robots", have urged the United Nations to draft an global treaty outlawing their use.
In addition we need a ban on wind-up republican congressmen. Go see the Wizard, ask for a brain......
A US man has been sentenced to four decades in prison after being found guilty of murdering his neighbour.
Raul Rodriguez, from Texas, shot teacher Kelly Danaher after an argument about a noisy party.
He had argued that a state law known as "stand your ground" allowed him to shoot the 36-year-old.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative, corporate-backed group that crafts model legislation is behind the country’s wave of Stand Your Ground laws. Send contributions to
The tea party overplayed an impossible position when it tried to recently delay Obamacare as a condition to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling, AutoNation (AN) Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson told CNBC on Thursday.
While no fan of Obamacare , he said in a " Squawk Box " interview, "It would be like if you're playing a game of poker and you know you have a losing hand and you push all the chips on the table, that's just stupid or crazy-neither of which are very good."
No matter what travel_in_ignorance thinks the weather is going to be in the Dakotas tomorrow:
-Today carbon dioxide is at an "unprecedented" level not seen for at least the last 800,000 years.
-Sea level is set to continue to rise at a faster rate than over the past 40 years. Waters are expected to rise by between 26 cm (10 inches) at the low end and 82 cm (30 inches) at the high end.
-There is "high confidence" that over the last two decades the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been melting, glaciers have receded in most parts of the world, and Arctic sea ice has continued to shrink in terms of extent.
-Many of the changes seen in our climate since the 1950s are "unprecedented over decades to millennia."
-A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says there is 95 percent certainty that humans have caused most of the warming of the planet's surface that has occurred since the 1950s
-To read what Rushbo won't be telling you: xxhttp://climate.nasa.gov/
Shills, perverts, deniers, paid tricksters, compulsive lurkers are all welcome to respond. Their predictable insults, ad hominem attacks, and the usual "you're and idiot" level ranting will be, as usual, IGNORED.
Suggested Reading -
Two themes dominate American politics today: at the forefront is declining economic opportunity; coursing underneath is race. Ian Haney López connects both by showing how racial pandering convinces many white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich and betray the middle class. The John H. Boalt Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, Haney López is the author of White by Law as well as Racism on Trial, and will soon release a new book: Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism Wrecked the Middle Class.
Do you ever get the feeling that some rich a- -holes are paying morons to reply and post right wing drivel on these boards. It is of course remotely possible they are self motivated, on a mission, like Timothy McVeigh.
Whether it's one paid shill or a demented psychopath with multiple personalities...... they are all, permanently on IGNORE.
The US government shutdown has severed a lifeline for dying children
The partial shutdown has left vital drug trials on hold, which is a matter of life and death for some patients.
Now in its third week, the budget dispute is delaying eight-year-old Chrissy Grube from getting the treatment that could save her.
Like Chrissy, most patients come to the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland as a last resort when all else has failed, hence its nickname, "the house of hope". But with nearly 75% of its staff now at home, NIH has been forced to close its doors to all new patients and clinical trials.
"I really don't care who is at fault. I don't care who did what, all I care about is letting the scientists get back to work, letting them work on a life-saving cure for my children and children with a disease like theirs," says Mr Grube.
Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.
"House GOP Counter to Senate Debt Plan in Disarray"
Republicans are in a difficult spot, relinquishing many of their core demands as they take a beating in the polls. As the Republicans met privately to discuss the latest plan, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., led them in several verses of "Amazing Grace."
Republican House Speaker John Boehner: "A good faith effort on our part to move halfway on what he has demanded"
No, REALLY, we're not responsible, it's all THEIR fault, WE only act in good faith, we are always open to bipartisan cooperation. THEY made demands, not little old us! It was horrible. HONEST, THEY DID IT. Trust me......
Don't stop now, there is sooooo much more to tell..........
638 Ways to Kill Castro is a documentary film, broadcast in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2006, which tells the story of some of the numerous attempts of the Central Intelligence Agency to kill Cuba's leader Fidel Castro.
The film reveals multiple methods of assassination, from exploding cigars to femmes fatales; a radio station rigged with gasous LSD to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous fountain pen. Fabian Escalante, the former head of the Intelligence Directorate and the man who had the job of protecting Castro for many of the 49 years he was in power, alleges that there were over 600 plots and conspiracies known to Cuban agents, all dreamt up to end Castro's life. Some were perpetrated by the Central Intelligence Agency, especially during the first half of the 1960s. From the seventies onwards, the attempts were most often made by Cuban exiles who had been trained by the CIA shortly after Castro took power in 1959.
This is so fun, tell us more, please, please.......
The Cuban government operates a national health system and assumes fiscal and administrative responsibility for the health care of all its citizens.
An overall improvement in terms of disease and infant mortality rates was observed in the 1960s. AIDS is only one-sixth as common on a per-capita basis as in the United States. Like the rest of the Cuban economy, Cuban medical care suffered following the stepping up of the US embargo against Cuba in 1991. Cuba has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the region, with the average citizen living to 78.05 years old (in comparison to the United States' 78.62 years.
Didn't see your blocked "message". I'll bet it was a super zinger!.
Did you call me an idiot? Of course you did, you think everyone's and idiot, except maybe Tom Delay or Sarah Palin.......