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  • Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids

    07/25/2014 4:14:34 PM PDT · 26 of 29
    grania to SkyDancer
    You do realize that schools do provide interpreters for students with disabilities and those who don't speak English?

    The Teacher's Unions will be all in for this for the extra jobs and extra money. What are the odds the HOR will refuse to fund what it will cost to educate these "threatened children" with a myriad of needs?

  • CNN/ORC Poll: Americans don’t want House Republicans to sue Obama over executive actions

    07/25/2014 4:08:08 PM PDT · 19 of 40
    grania to SeekAndFind
    Maybe a majority of people think that instead of suing the President, the HOR should have been doing ITS job and not fund Obama's illegal usurping of power. It's like, why should you sue the President for not doing his job as he should when they're not doing theirs?

    Can we sue the HOR for that? (sarcasm)

  • DUers angry at new Hepatitis C drug that costs less than 1/6 as much as a liver transplant

    07/25/2014 4:04:41 PM PDT · 33 of 40
    grania to chaosagent
    Thank you for that information. I'm sorry about your sister-in-law.

    You've answered my question. HepC is not an entirely preventable disease. The probelem still exists, though, that there's no incentive to search for cheaper solutions when expensive ones are covered.

  • DUers angry at new Hepatitis C drug that costs less than 1/6 as much as a liver transplant

    07/25/2014 3:16:12 PM PDT · 29 of 40
    grania to beef
    Are all of the causes of Hep C preventable? If they are, I don't understand why governments or insurance should pay for the very expensive treatment. There was a story on the TV news in which someone said this drug will add $200 - $300 to the annual cost of an insurance policy!

    This is one of the flaws of Obamacare. If people are forced to buy health insurance and forced into what's covered, there's no incentive for cheaper cures.

    A cure this expensive is not the answer for any disease, realistically speaking. Let those who can afford it pay if that's what they choose.

  • Gerlach calls for U.S. military aid to Ukraine

    07/25/2014 1:57:49 PM PDT · 2 of 10
    grania to Tailgunner Joe

    Uhhhh...if he cares about the US, he’d be asking for military aid to OUR southern border.

  • Michelle O Partners With Big Food Company to Promote Genetically Modified Foods

    07/25/2014 11:38:37 AM PDT · 52 of 53
    grania to juggernaut
    this ia real head scratcher

    I have a theory that's kinder than most at FR about Michelle's nutritional initiatives.

    I think she means well. I'm just not as sure that she's knowledgable enough to know stuff like how bad GMOs are or that schools feeding students instead of parents being responsible for providing healthy foods is counterproductive.

    Another thing is she's as awful as her husband at understanding what the gov should be doing for people and what people should be doing for themselves.

  • Russian soldiers VK-page shows RUSSIA is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery

    07/25/2014 11:30:37 AM PDT · 110 of 121
    grania to Sam Gamgee
    Just about every great accomplishment throughout civilization has been during times of stability in which people lived at some level of comfort. It takes people who feel safe and have leisure time for culture and science to move forward. Granted, some innovations have been to produce better weapons, but those are mostly developed by the more successful nations getting greedy.

    We see it today. Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt etc had thousands of years of civilization we see crumbling now that they're "free" of their dictators.

    So a "KGB thug for an ally"? I have to ask which countries, judged by their cultures and values are the most stable. It ain't US.

  • Army: Of 1,100 captains pink-slipped, 48 were in Afghanistan

    07/25/2014 6:44:42 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    grania to Pollster1
    I have never complained about Obama's vacations or his recreation and never will

    I do have one complaint. It involves a fantasy. That fantasy is that the HOR defunds AF1 leaving Obama stuck somewhere far away from DC.

  • Army: Of 1,100 captains pink-slipped, 48 were in Afghanistan

    07/25/2014 6:42:34 AM PDT · 24 of 29
    grania to snoringbear
    It's a huge mistake to be downsizing our military at the time

    It's incomprehensible that trained, patriotic military are being let go at this time. Someone posted yesterday that we might well already be in WW3, and it's a true world war. Historians will look back and decide which situation led to the inescapable slide into chaos.

    The US won't even have the military strength to defend the homeland, if the DC crowd ever decide to do so.

  • Tacoma casino cancels Nugent shows, citing racism (WA)

    07/25/2014 6:32:01 AM PDT · 16 of 33
    grania to The_Victor
    Maybe because he's white, it's "racist" for Ted Nugent to claim that he's extremely effective, without tempering it with situations where minorities have been effective?

    Would it be like me saying most technological advances the world has seen have been by Caucasians?

    Just trying to find some racism in that statement. It's my best guess.

  • Russian soldiers VK-page shows RUSSIA is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery

    07/24/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT · 13 of 121
    grania to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    Russia and its allies are our mortal enemies

    Our mortal enemies are invaders crossing the Mexican-US border at will, Mideastern terrorists, and US Senators. Anyone such as Putin who provides stability for his nation and thwarts terrorism should be our ally.

  • ObamaCare getaway: 5 US territories released from health care law

    07/24/2014 12:47:11 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    grania to Repeal The 17th
    St Thomas is pretty cool. What do I have to do to become a citizen of the US Virgin islands?

    I'd think this will be the unintended consequence. People and businesses will find their way to these territories. I'd also think that doctors who are fed up with Obamacare would use this option.

    Can't we just move to Puerto Rico and the other US territories? The people from them can move here.

  • Kerry humiliated in Egypt (actually, he was just subjected to normal life)

    07/24/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    grania to bert
    foreign ministers across the world are saying OMG then rolling the floor laughing....

    I don't know if they're laughing, since this administration given its way much longer could cause the end of global civilization. I suspect they've decided to do things when no one from the administration is around to interfere.

    If I had any respect for the administration, I'd think the humiliation is another situation. (you can't humiliate the malignant DC crowd...they do it to themselves) That would be the Pope and the Italian gov doing the diplomacy to get that Christian woman out of Sudan. Kerry is epic failing in Egypt and Obama is fund raising on the west coast while the released family is meeting with the Pope.

  • Russia Firing Artillery Across Border at Ukrainian Military

    07/24/2014 11:46:09 AM PDT · 18 of 43
    grania to Tailgunner Joe
    Stupid Russians depend on Ukraine for service and components for their own nuclear arsenal

    What's to stop Russia from moving manufacturing from Ukraine to Russia, and taking in immigrants who don't want to live under the Kiev government to work in those industries?

  • Central America Leaders Plead for Help from Washington Amid Border Crisis

    07/24/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT · 16 of 27
    grania to Farmer Dean

    If these “children” were legitimate refugees, they’d be in camps in the first safe country they came to. Wouldn’t that be Belize or Mexico? Letting them cross the border from Mexico makes no sense, since they were safe enough in Mexico to travel across that country.

  • 150 Palestinians surrender to IDF in Gaza

    07/24/2014 11:35:08 AM PDT · 16 of 32
    grania to kjam22
    Obama will probably offer to fly them to TX and integrate them into the US

    Obama won't have to. Pali families will send their children to the US for refugee status and they'll be placed with relatives. One can't help but suspect that a lot of school districts are going to be overwhelmed with refugee children, and not just from Central America.

  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 10:26:07 AM PDT · 24 of 31
    grania to pfony1
    If Jeb wants to help let him run a campaign that encourages invaders to return to their homelands!

    I'm beyond disgusted that the ptb are STILL trying to imagine the nomination of Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitt Romney or any other Chamber of Commerce pro-invasion sellout. If the nation is goin' down anyway, let the dems have the mess.

  • ISIS Jihadists Seize Fourth Century Christian Monastery, Expel Monks

    07/24/2014 10:22:14 AM PDT · 6 of 16
    grania to george76
    What's appalling is that us average everyday no-account online posters saw ISIS for what it was, when they first marched out of their strongholds. Yet those who could've done something lacked the foresight, integrity, intelligence or ability to respond to fast-moving unexpected events. If any military power in the area had any one of those things, ISIS would've been blown off the planet before they even got to Mosul.

    It's pretty disgusting. Is the US still arming rebels in Syria? Is anyone looking at the Pali/Israel mess in terms of the danger of ISIS getting into those war-torn areas?

    Meanwhile, the US can't get ONE SOLDIER released from a Mexican prison. Goodluck Johnson's "government refuses to do anything to protect Christians, and the global Sounds of Silence are astounding.

    And what is the US lusting for...all out war so an excuse for a gov in Kiev can overtake a region that won't accept them.

  • 'Thank you for your faith and courage': Meriam Ibrahim is praised by Pope Francis

    07/24/2014 10:12:20 AM PDT · 24 of 34
    grania to Viennacon
    In fact maybe the Vatican should consider training a military contingent

    Part of me screams "yes". Another part says good works like this have to be done with the cooperation of a government. Otherwise I could envision Vatican troops being co-opted to support government's policies, stuff like helping the hordes of children over-running the US.

    The Vatican might be best used as a conscience, not a military force.

  • Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

    07/24/2014 6:55:49 AM PDT · 42 of 43
    grania to csvset

    Then there’s global affirmative action. Nothing seems to function in fast-moving situations that require excellent problem solving skills.

  • Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live

    07/24/2014 6:26:50 AM PDT · 44 of 75
    grania to carriage_hill
    If I can't drive there, I don't need to go there

    After one doesn't fly for awhile, it becomes less desirable. It isn't just the fear of terrorism, it's that planes are germ factories, I don't much like being a sardine in a can, and the hassle.

    Haven't been on a plane for 15 years. Never saw Europe, so a few years ago did so by boat. I like the ocean cruising, a lot, but it isn't for everyone.

  • Rubio: Immigration reform won’t happen for another 10 years unless border security comes first

    07/24/2014 6:17:30 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    grania to GBA
    To motivate US to secure the border....

    911 was an attack far worse than the conditions you describe. It was caused by Saudis in the US illegally. The logical reaction would be getting and keeping illegals out of the US and bombing Saudi Arabia out of extinction. Instead, we have hordes swarming our border, Saudi Arabia is still our friend, we've destroyed countries and their leaders who kept their maniacs in check and funded, trained, and armed ISIS.

    I suspect the only thing that will stop the global insanity is when global and national govs fail, and regions that are self-sufficient take matters into their own hands.

    Until people defend their own, more closely defined homelands and demand their self-sufficiency and independence, nobody in power is going to defend anything.

  • David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination

    07/23/2014 4:58:13 PM PDT · 44 of 71
    grania to true believer forever
    count your blessing where you may

    The Chamber of Commerce couldn't buy Perdue off or defeat him. We don't know if he would've been a RINO or not. But he's more likely to be a real conservative after the treatment the establishment gave him.

    I like that a Chamber of Commerce endorsement to the other guy might have caused his defeat.

  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 3:16:35 PM PDT · 14 of 27
    grania to 2ndDivisionVet
    This war was sparked by the deaths of the three Israeli hitch hikers and the burning alive of a Palestinian youth which followed. What strikes me is that all of this horrific carnage was cause by situations which were much less than an average Saturday night in Chicago.

    Why were those teens hitch hiking in such a dangerous area? Does anyone know for sure who killed them?

    I'm in the minority here, I strongly suspect. I consider myself to be passionately pro-life, and am saddened equally by all unnecessary and wanton loss of life. The death of a Palestinian or Sunni or Syrian or Israeli child....they're all equally horrific. Sometimes I get the sense (this is not directed to you, I'm venting) that some posters somehow feel an Israeli life is more precious than the life on an innocent Palestinian (or any other) child.

  • Putin signals total disregard for the West as rebels take down two more Ukrainian planes

    07/23/2014 2:29:36 PM PDT · 10 of 57
    grania to cripplecreek
    military planes are going to be a legitimate target

    One interesting hypothesis is that a Ukranian fighter jet wasn't just flying near the path of the passenger plane, the cowards were using it for cover.

    Two of their planes being shot down since the passenger plane went down gives credence to that argument. So does the deaths of civilians in Luhansk after the passenger plane went down, during what was supposed to be a cease fire.

  • California Pot Farms Use 50% More Water than City of San Francisco

    07/23/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT · 43 of 59
    grania to H8Libs
    get rid of the golf courses

    With fertilizers causing pollution runoff and the excessive use of water for those perfect courses, something should've been done. Why not find grasses that grow easily naturally and don't need more than the rain in an area?

    Assuming the water crisis that seems to be emerging is real, that's an argument for not growing no nutrition tobacco and pot in areas that require water resources that impact supply. Same with the ski slope situation. A lot of water doesn't get off the mountains and into the water supply because of snowmaking. Ski slopes should be accountable for not drying up the water resources.

    It's been said for years that the wars that tear the US apart will be water wars.

  • Russian arms deal divides Congress

    07/23/2014 1:21:04 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    grania to Mount Athos

    Hypothesis on another site: There was a Ukranian fighter close to the passenger plane, and that’s what the missile operators picked up on. The cowards were using the passenger plane as cover. It’s interesting that two Ukranian warplanes have been shot down since the accident. It adds some credence that they were vulnerable without cover.

  • LePage: Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

    07/23/2014 12:13:47 PM PDT · 26 of 31
    grania to Individual Rights in NJ
    Besides fishing and timber, Maine had high quality manufacturing....leather goods, linens, bedding, shoes/boots to name a few items. Some still remains.

    LL Bean is a Maine institution. If they were more loyal to their heritage and their state, a lot of manufacturing could be brought back. It's not like they're charging less for the chinese and other foreign crap they sell.

    FWIW, the only items I'll by from LL Bean anymore are made in the USA, the exception being when they're the only place I can get 100% cotton jeans. And whenever I place an order, I express my disgust. I think consumers doing that has had na effect. They seem to have a little more "made in the USA" and tout it when they do.

  • LePage: Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

    07/23/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    grania to NonValueAdded
    If they do volunteer work it can be stuff like cleaning up around abandoned buildings and such. The point of a work requirement is that it discourages the cheaters. Besides that, some people might decide it would be better to get a job than have to work for free to get their food stamps.

    On a philosophical level, I disagree strongly with anyone getting something for nothing.

  • IMF Cuts US GDP From 2.0% To 1.7%. US Retail Sales Forecast Slashed From 4.1% To 3.6%: Winter Blamed

    07/23/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · 5 of 18
    grania to SeekAndFind
    According to that chart, the average hourly rate is the same as it was in 2006. Yet, it's widely established that less people are working full time. That would mean their weekly paychecks are down, and that chart is deceptive as regards the true declined situation of US workers.

    Could it be that retail spending is down because people have less money to spend?

  • Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    07/23/2014 6:51:28 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    grania to Olog-hai

    I have a fantasy. The HOR will vote today to defund AF1 and any other transportation or security for Obama to return to DC. (a gal can dream, can’t she?)

  • Baath in Iraq declares war on ISIS

    07/23/2014 6:44:17 AM PDT · 17 of 28
    grania to AnAmericanAbroad

    So the Ba’athists are protecting the Christians from the thugs we armed, trained and financed to topple Assad who protects the Christians in Syria? Got it.

  • Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally

    07/23/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    grania to bestintxas
    I think the good Doctor has given the public enough info here to decide he is not what America needs...

    It's disturbing that he profits from being on a Board of Directors that obviously did not have a policy to protect freedom of speech in the press. That puts him on the corporate side of the discussion.

    I'd already discounted him. We've been traitored SO MANY times by pols who talked the talk and then voted against everything they supposedly stood for. I will NEVER trust a candidate, ever again, who does not have a strong, proven record of conservative voting and effective actions. Carson is an "attractive distractor" to keep our focus from being on Ted Cruz and the small number of other proven, true conservatives.

  • Why Vladimir Putin Is Kicking Barack Obama's Behind

    07/23/2014 6:24:56 AM PDT · 19 of 27
    grania to Jim Noble
    "NATO" is a fiction

    I don't see NATO so much as a fiction as it's an organization that has a military with a changed purpose.

    It was obvious with the outrageous US/NATO bombing in Libya "to protect the defeated rebels so they could safely return home". Instead, Libya was destroyed and disasterous attempts to install a functioning pro-west gov have been a disaster. Khaddafi's billions were not (as threatened) removed from Italian banks which would've been an economic nightmare for Europe. And now Ukraine gets the NATO treatment as Russia makes alliances to have a currency independent of European and US bankers? hmmmm......

    NATO's military has become the military that does the bidding of EU/globalist-banker interests. It isn't protecting Europe from being over-run by enemy forces any more than the US military is protecting us.

    Civilization, according to the global elite's definition, will survive. The only problem is they're defining what's worth surviving as a very small, very powerful, very rich entity that would just as soon "cull the herd" as they consolidate their status. The bad news is we're all part of the herd.

    I used to think this whole Illuminati-secret globalist masters thing was conspiracy. Now I suspect it's the hidden history of civilization.

  • Ron Paul:"Obama" partly to blame for Malaysia Airlines disaster

    07/22/2014 12:50:12 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    grania to ex-snook
    Pat and (Ron) Paul are among the few not duped by the war mongers who want to drive the US into existential wars in the ME and Russia. The threat to the US is China not elsewhere

    I'd agree with you 100%, except now there are additional threats such as ISIS created by the arming, training and financing of rebels all over the globe.

  • White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies

    07/22/2014 12:00:02 PM PDT · 36 of 45
    grania to dalebert
    Who can enforce the law against a sitting President. Whose job is it?

    The founding fathers very wisely gave the "power of the purse" to the HOR, whose members have the closest contact with US citizens in their district. A "conservative" HOR was elected to exercise that power. They've failed us totally.

  • Price hikes coming for Chipotle, Dunkin' Donuts and The Cheesecake Factory

    07/22/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT · 30 of 33
    grania to mylife

    This is inflation that will matter. It will affect those who eat at places such as Chipolte, Starbucks and Panera every day.

  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT · 5 of 19
    grania to TomGuy
    I'm uncomfortable with anyone who doesn't have a track record of actions and votes. Carson seems too much like yet another attractive distractor to keep votes away from other conservatives. If he's serious, he should be running for the US Senate or HOR.

    Cruz has the track record and he's exceptional at articulating conservative values and priorities. Jeff Sessions is developing a very fine voice for expressing the issues and has an impressive track record. Marc Rubio could still redeem himself with some solid votes to reverse the invasion of the US.

    I trust NO ONE who doesn't have a DC voting record anymore. It's just too amazing how many plants have gotten to DC by lying to the voters.

  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 7:04:03 AM PDT · 26 of 121
    grania to ImJustAnotherOkie
    Why don't some other states pitch in?

    I think particularly of Susan Martinez, the gov of NM. Occasionally there are cheerleaders on this site for her as VP. If she were a real conservative instead of being in on the migrant hordes taking over the SW US, she'd have the National Guard protecting her state.

  • Immigration ‘Reform’: Engineered Destruction of the Middle Class

    07/22/2014 6:15:30 AM PDT · 8 of 17
    grania to Jabba the Nutt
    What is up with the US Chamber of Crony Capitalists

    They're buying time as they make their lives more secure and have acquired greater wealth while it's still possible.

    The non-English speaking, illiterate, uneducable underclass infiltrators? It's hard to even call them infiltrators. They're brought here and subsidized. What they do is degrade every community where they'll reside. It'll make it very difficult for a lot of communities to contain things. Schools will get worse, far worse, with an influx of Spanish speaking students with little education, violent pasts and medical challenges to attend to.

    The impact on schools and communities where they are is going to be insurmountable once the school year starts. In cities and towns that already have problems, the schools, police and medical services cannot contain another antagonistic group interacting with the problems they already have.

  • Immigration ‘Reform’: Engineered Destruction of the Middle Class

    07/22/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    grania to Savage Beast
    I suspect that what you describe has already happened. The globalist elite are at this point grabbing as much wealth and security for themselves as they can, by profiting from the chaos and buying time while they secure their retreats. Globally we're seeing a "culling of the herd" and a securing of resources.

    When early empires fell, I doubt that everyday citizens knew or cared until the death, disease, chaos and lack of means to survive were at their doorsteps.

    When (not if) the global and national structures collapse, there will be regions, cities and towns that will persevere because they're self-sufficient.

  • Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East

    07/21/2014 5:39:17 PM PDT · 20 of 39
    grania to The Bat Ladys Husband
    re: believing Obama

    Remember back at the beginning of Obama's first administration, the "beer summit" because Obama assumed his black friend was correct and the Cambridge MA policemen were in error? Remember Obama's response to Treyvon's death before he had any facts? Didn't Obama ignore warnings about the Tsarnov maniacs? Remember labeling Snowden as a traitor?

    My point is that Obama has a sorry history of drawing conclusions based on who he likes and who he doesn't like. And Obama does not like Putin. And Obama jumped to conclusions in this situation based on some strangely perfect "evidence" from Kiev.

  • Obama: Biden would make 'superb' president

    07/21/2014 3:05:32 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    grania to 2ndDivisionVet

    I can’t imagine that Obama would want his Dem presidency bookcased by Bill before and hillary after. A lot of Obama’s most awful policies are initiatives GWB started carried to bizarre extremes. A Clinton before and after those two, maybe with better times for the US? That won’t look great for the GWB-Obama 16 year long presidency in the history books.

  • Russian Media on Downed Airliner: The CIA Did It

    07/21/2014 1:56:05 PM PDT · 22 of 80
    grania to mac_truck
    Kiev has mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukranian. The pro-Kiev posters are quite open about that. It's quite possible those contract fighting have training on complicated weapons from previous contracts.

    Should we worry? Yeah. The US caused ISIS, and they're out of control, well trained, smart, and capable of all kinds of mischief. I wouldn't be surprised if situations occur all over the world designed to instigate war.

  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border [WH waiting for "formal communication")

    07/21/2014 1:45:15 PM PDT · 23 of 64
    grania to Petrosius
    The interior governors should call up the National Guard, too. On radio this AM, there was something about a law passed a few years ago that allows states and localities to enforce immigration law.

    I'd love to see a real crisis over this. It'll be immensely popular to keep these Spanish-speaking low education Central Americans out of public schools. Real guts would be taking the federal taxes on state worker incomes and keeping them to pay for immigration enforcement.

    There has to be forceful action. Rick Perry took what's a first step in that direction.

  • Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama

    07/21/2014 12:42:18 PM PDT · 29 of 107
    grania to DH
    I wonder what NSA and Obama have on Boehner?

    It can't be that. Nothing the ptb could reveal could be worse than what Boehner is doing to the nation. Maybe Boehner's just intellectually lazy, as is Obama. They get together and figure out how to not deal with problems so they can go play golf or whatever.

    Perhaps neither one of them has the intellectual capacity or analytical skills to understand the irreversible consequences their actions are having on the US.

    May I say this....maybe they're both just plain dumb.

  • Why Are Nearly Half the Voters Still Slobbering Over Obama?

    07/21/2014 12:35:00 PM PDT · 43 of 63
    grania to WayneS
    In much the same way that an abused woman cannot/will not break off the relationship

    As I'm reading through the thread, you're the first poster to say something that has relevance to breaking into that 47%.

    I'll bring your statement one step further. That abused woman will leave the bad relationship if she has confidence that a new better one is available. There has to be clarity about why that new relationship is better. A new political relationship with the Republican Party? They talk the talk, then make so many compromises that they deliver on nothing.

    "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...won't get fooled again"

    Voters are not going to leave the known bad deal with Obama for what might be a worse deal with the 'pubs, who stand for nothing.

  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 10:12:33 AM PDT · 28 of 36
    grania to jonose
    So what are the odds that MA 370 was shot down and then covered up?

    Increased, I'd say. We've learned that MA has been willing to fly in dangerous areas to save some fuel.

  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 10:10:10 AM PDT · 27 of 36
    grania to reefdiver
    I am focused. As I focus, what I'm hearing is selective outrage. I'm focused on military weapons ending up with those who are irresponsible with them. Like the Ukranian "special troops" slaughtering civilians at an unarmed checkpoint Easter eve. Where was the rage when people were burned alive in a building or when Pali children were slaughtered playing on a beach? I haven't hear ONE WORD about ISIS this week. And yeah, that is part of being focused.....those ISIS maniacs have weapons the US provided to them.

    Everything about the situation is horrible.

    I'm focused on the very bad and perhaps irreversible path global domination forces are on.

  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 7:18:08 AM PDT · 10 of 36
    grania to mazda77
    How does the us get to be "holier than thou"? We created ISIS by arming rebels and thinking they'd do what the US told them to do. Boka Haran most likely got weapons from destilized Libya and Egypt. Why aren't we condemning Goodluck Johnson, that excuse for a President. And oh, yeay, then tere's the Saudi Arabia situation. Did the US strongly condemn them because the 911 terrorist were all from there?

    I hdespise selective rage.