This isn't a negative imo, now those folks will go after their govenors, Senators and house members that refused to establish state exchanges
1st off he didn't have the right stuff to make Colonel, geez my brother started as a private in 1967 and became a full bird Colonel, he is a regular contributor to Fox News and writes for the Jewish Institute for National Security
Affairs aka War Mongeing Neo-Con, on May 21, 2007 he ran a article titled, "Kill all Journalists" he is a advocate of complete cenorship and blackouts of all military conflicts and miltary attachs on bi-partisan news media. He's justified the loose of US soldiers by saying "We lost more soldiers during the Civil War, WOW! Brillant!
happened on Mon.
Turley also said he was fearful of what Bush was doing and this type of action by Presidents has been going on since Nixon, you remember Tricky #$%$, he was a Republican. Just like any profession you can get 10 experts to speak about a policy and never come t o the same conclusion, Turley has spoken several times about the Republican Supreme Court and how they have overstepped their authority by making laws. N,ext thing you know Blowheartbloviating will be posting that their have been thousands of incidents of voter fraud, but he can't give you many examples, just another bigot
repectfully, you are incorrect, the Pres. can only push a agenda, politics is not a spectator sport, WE THE PEOPLE have to become engaged, the Supreme Court is now making laws to fit their beliefs, that is not what they are suppose to do, 1st thing we do is overturn Citizens United, it can be done but it takes work when the public has had enough and make their voices heard the Pres. can use that to force Congress to act, that is exactly what happend in April 1942 when Roosevelt proposed a 100% Marginal Tax on anyone making over $25K that would be around $350 today, it scared the #$%$ out of the Republicans and they settled on 94% and now top rates on the wealthy is 37%, thats a TAX CUT, why should you stop paying into S.S when you make over $110K there is another tax cut for the wealthy. We are becoming a 3rd world county in many aspects, I may be wrong on this, i dont' think i am there is no industrialized country that requires you to work before you can receive medical benefits.
This started with Nixon and his free trade policy with China, then Reagan and Bush with NAFTA, then Clinton expanded that, GW didn't have a clue what was happening. It seems to me that folks like you are trying to blame the Pres.for something that has been in the works for 40 years. The US hasn't had a trade policy that benefits us for decades, i think we can agree on that, 50 million jobs have been lost since the early 90's, would you agree that corporations and laws that benefit them are part of the problem? As a employee of WalMart/ you have absolutley no say in your work conditions or wages, you can't quit because jobs have been out sourced, so where is this democracy that politicians always talk about, unless you have lived or worked overseas in places like Norway, you have no idea how lousy we have it here compared to the 1950"s-1970. In 1968 i was working at Douglas Aircraft, 18 years old making $110 a week, going to school full time and renting a apartment on the beach in Long Beach for $55 a month, 4 of us split the rent, I bought a brand new camaro for $2300 and paid it off in 10 months with plenty of money to spare. People better figure out that it's US against Them.
Most everyone has forgotten about the death squads, dicators, who put in place those dicators, the CIA involvement, the traitor Oliver North roll etc. Then you wonder why people flee central america. A critical thinking person would understand
just goggle Pierre Sprey who help design the F16 and A10, there are several videos but yahoo won't let be cut and past, Wonder if Lockheed Martin is behind it.
people like bloviating with a 50% increase in things like autos, food, and oil, any city above Sacramento couldn''t survive
The U.N. Judges reviewed the CIA manual issued to the Contras and determined: "The United States of America, by producing in 1983 a manual entitled 'Operaciones sicológicas en guerra de guerrillas', and disseminating it to contra forces, has encouraged the commission by them of acts contrary to general principles of humanitarian law. "
In an unprecedented decision on June 27, 1986, the International Court of Justice ruled in Nicaragua's favor and found the United States guilty of violating international law by training, arming and financing paramilitary activities in and against Nicaragua. These activities included the mining of Nicaragua's harbors as well as attacking a naval base and patrol boats. The UN court held, by 12 votes to three, that Washington was "in breach of its obligations under customary international law not to use force against another State, not to intervene in its affairs, not to violate its sovereignty and not to interrupt peaceful maritime commerce". The I.C.J. also ruled the US was under an obligation "to make reparation to the Republic of Nicaragua for all injury caused" by the breaches.
The Reagan White House announced that it would ignore the court's verdict, effectively declaring that international law doesn't apply to the United States. Congress then moved to approve an additional $100 million to escalate the war while expressing deep misgivings about the worthiness of the contras and their ability to accomplish their goal. Nicaragua then took its case to the Security Council, which passed a resolution affirming the Court ruling and calling on both states to observe international law but the U.S. used its veto to block it. In its desperation, Manogua then went to the General Assembly which overwhelmingly called on the United States to suspend its aid to the Contras, with only the U.S., Israel, and El Salvador dissenting.
A label given to the various rebel groups opposing the Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction government in Nicaragua that were active from 1979 through to the early 1990s.
• School of the Americas
A US Army training facility subsequently officially known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. The School has been criticized concerning the human rights violations performed by a number of its graduates.On September 20, 1996 the Pentagon was forced to release training manuals that were used at the US Army School of the Americas and distributed to thousands of military officers from 11 South and Central American countries. These manuals advocated targeting civilians, extrajudicial executions, torture, false imprisonment, and extortion.
A socialist political party in Nicaragua which was communist in the 1980s.
Reagan increased military and financial aid to many Central and South American states throughout his two terms. Financial aid to Colombia's military and right-wing paramilitary groups skyrocketed in the eighties, even as Colombia compiled one of the worst human rights records in the hemisphere. A similar situation existed for El Salvador. Even as tens of thousands of civilians were slaughtered by government and governmentally-allied forces in the early eighties Reagan stated that El Salvador was making "progress. "
School of the Americas
The CIA, U.S. military advisers, and the U.S.-based School of the Americas, trained the Latin American Armed Forces in torture and assassination techniques to combat "radical populism" . On September 20, 1996 the Pentagon was forced to release training manuals that were used at the US Army School of the Americas and distributed to thousands of military officers from 11 South and Central American countries, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama, where the U.S. military was heavily involved in counterinsurgency. These manuals advocated targeting civilians, extrajudicial executions, torture, false imprisonment, and extortion.
In 1999, a report on the Guatemalan Civil War from the UN-sponsored Commission for Historical Clarification stated that "The United States demonstrated that it was willing to provide support for strong military regimes in its strategic backyard. In the case of Guatemala, military assistance was directed towards reinforcing the national intelligence apparatus and for training the officer corps in counterinsurgency techniques, key factors which had significant bearing on...[the] acts of genocide. " According to the commission, between 1981 and 1983 the Guatemalan security apparatus—financed, armed, trained, and advised by the US—destroyed four hundred Mayan villages and butchered 200,000 people. By far the majority of the victims were political activists, students, trade unionists, priests, human rights advocates and poor peasants.
In Panama this funding was more covert. Manuel Noriega, the dictator of Panama, was on the payroll of the CIA as of 1967. By 1971 his involvement in the drug trade was well known by the DEA, but he was an important asset of the CIA and so was well-protected. CIA Director George H. W. Bush arranged to give Noriega a raise in 1976 to a six-figure salary. The Carter administration dropped the future dictator from its payroll but he was reinstated by the Reagan administration and his salary peaked in 1985 at $200,000. Noriega allowed CIA listening stations in his country, provided funding for the Contras, and protected covert U.S. and U.S.-funded air shipments of supplies to the Contras. El Salvador
Reagan provided controversial support to the rightist El Salvador government and all branches of the security apparatus throughout his term; he feared a takeover by the FMLN during the El Salvador Civil War which had begun in 1979. The war left 75,000 people dead, 8,000 missing and one million homeless; some one million Salvadorans, fleeing the war and U.S. backed right-wing death squads, immigrated to the United States but were denied asylum. The vast majority of the victims were peasants, trade unionists, teachers, students, human rights advocates, journalist, priests, nuns, and anyone working in the interest of the poor majority.
On May 1, 1985 President Reagan announced that his administration perceived Nicaragua to be "an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," and declared a "national emergency" and a trade embargo against Nicaragua to "deal with that threat. " One of the primary goals of the United States was to undermine Nicaragua's successful independent development and democratic reforms, fearing that the "threat of a good example" would become an "exporter of revolution", by demonstration.
Under the direction of the C.I.A., the largest Contra army, the FDN, attacked farms, cooperatives, schools, health clinics and other civilian targets, as well as murdered, tortured, mutilated, and raped civilians and committed other war crimes, as documented by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. In its annual report in 1985, Amnesty International cited accounts that U.S. support encouraged the contras to carry out "torture and assassinations. "
that was on the 6th of july, spot now at 2.90 and heading to 2.82, haven't heard a word of the looneys who were talking 4.50 gas prices
Those kid must be the children of grandparents who opposed the Viet Nam War or who's parents rejected the idea that the invansion of Iraq would be a cake walk. I mean just because the US lost 32% of it's manufacturing jobs since 2000 that is no reason you shouldn't be working at WalMart or Starbucks with you 4 year degree