Under Reagan, military service was reclassified from "not in the labor force" to "employed."
And, with the stroke of a pen, unemployment as a percentage dropped.
A miracle of Reaganomics!
that's a good point. how about you get obama to reverse reagan's move.
i'm sure he'd love to have the military added to the unemployment percentages.
make it 6.
the silence is deafening and speaks for itself.
no need for further counting.
clawson from the democratic underground?
perhaps some one should inform her that drones aren't exactly gift packages from the sky!!!!!
"JESUS AND THE DEMOCRAT"
I hope you get a smile out of this one. (Don't care what party you like, this one's funny!!)
A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?"
The waitress nodded "yes," so the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.
The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus, over there?"
The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat."
The third patron to come into the restaurant was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about getting me a cold mug of Miller Light?" He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that God's boy over there?"
The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. "On my bill," he said loudly.
As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up, and danced a jig out the door.
Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up and he raised his hands, praised the Lord, and did a series of back flips out the door.
Then, Jesus walked towards the Democrat, just smiling. The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me .... I'm on disability."
"hence, the USA ceded NOTHING...... compare to
the man you quoted, chamberlain, WHO DID give UP something.... the Sudetenland , you imbecile. See how silly and inappropriate your quote was?"
the USA ceded NOTHING?? how much more STUPID are you going to get? they gave up six months to allow to iran to do anything they want and still be able to collect 6 months of sales revenue?? is that what you call NOTHING???
chamberlain gave up the sudetenland??? no; what he really gave up was world peace not long after saying on 9/30/1938:
"I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep."
it was just 11 months later that germany invaded poland and from there world war 2.
do you think the higher-ups in iran are any more trustworthy than hitler was?
if so, you're delusional!!!
(OK, you can add a second description to what i've used)
"the fact is that there was no way Israel could stop Iran from developing a nuke."
oh really? if saddam hussein were still around, he might tell you differently.
your lack of reading comprehension is staggering.
i didn't say a word that the usa give UP anything.
what i said was the usa gave AWAY something which was giving iran the ability to collect billions of $'s that weren't available to them otherwise.
one more thing (as i said before): i haven't used any disparaging words to you with the exception of the word STUPID. you continue to make my point. that's not my fault.
did you read this story:
Drone attack kills 6 at Pakistan seminary
if not, do a search on the chicago tribune.
did you talk about that one?
can you post a couple stories about drone attacks authorized by bush that might be comparable?
hey phoenix; get some reading lessons.
i didn't compare germany to iran. i compared kerry to chamberlain and their opinions as what their efforts were worth.
chamberlain's were worthless and i'm of othe opinion that kerry's will be just as worthless.
kerry, as was chamberain, was negotiating with a tyrant.
THERE; is that spelled out clearly enough for you?
i, for one, have no problem with the drone attacks. however, you seem to neglect the FACT that the drone attacks were started by bush, not obama. but it was obama that increased those attacks to the point that we have been condemned by members of the UN.
i would suggest you go to wikipedia and do a search on "Drone attacks in Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"
p.s. allow to concede that if some innocents over there are killed as a result of our protecting ourselves, that's something that should be on the concienses of the talibans, etc rather than ours.
a quick search on juan cole (who's quick to use the term "neocoservative" when he's hardly anyone that could be called a moderate, has his own history. as for this quote of his that you posted:
"In 2003, the Neocon chickenhawks, most of whom had never worn a uniform"
allow me to post these stats from whoservedDOTcom:
Military Service in the Congress by Party
(Combined House of Representatives and Senate)
Republicans with military service: 14%
Democrats with military service: 6.9%
Independants with military service: 0%
Republicans with WWII service: 0.2%
Democrats with WWII service: 0%
Independants with WWII service: 0%
Republicans with Korean War service: 0.4%
Democrats with Korean War service: 0.2%
Independants with Korean War service: 0%
Republicans with Vietnam service: 1.1%
Democrats with Veitnam service: 1.1%
Independants with Vietnam service: 0%
perhaps you should send those stats to your pal juan cole!!!!