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  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 11:18:25 PM PST · 169 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson
    What leftist tripe do I post? I've posted plenty exposing leftists in Ukraine and other areas, sure. Anyone who raises taxes, minimal wage and puts up maximal commodity prices should be exposed.

    What leftist tripe do I post?

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 11:06:12 PM PST · 164 of 260
    jb6 to MarshallDillon

    First, we must return to a value currency and stop all deficit spending. Want more guns, cut something. More education, cut something. Then out with the welfare for the work able but lazy. Time to clean up our moral codes too. Set a real example.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 11:04:52 PM PST · 163 of 260
    jb6 to tallhappy
    Scanned the article for the info between the CIA and the Baathists. Between typing here and rewriting my wife's resume, I went skimping.

    I didn't look past the page to see what else they printed.

  • Putin signs zero VAT bill

    02/28/2006 10:59:54 PM PST · 17 of 25
    jb6 to Alter Kaker
    The state there controls about 30% of the oil production. Personally I don't think they should control any, but to say they control all is far from the truth. Just ask Exxon, Chevron and BP-TNK about that.

    Ask Ford, Tyotota, IBM, Boeing, Levis, Jeep, BMW, Renault, Intel, HP and hundreds of other US/European companies about that so called socialist government. Or is it the bans on abortion and Christian education in the public schools that you find socialist?

  • Putin signs zero VAT bill

    02/28/2006 10:57:44 PM PST · 16 of 25
    jb6 to Alter Kaker
    but he's vastly expanding government

    Proof please. It's us who now have 30% or so of our work force working for Federal, State or Local government.

  • Putin signs zero VAT bill

    02/28/2006 10:56:48 PM PST · 15 of 25
    jb6 to Proud_USA_Republican

    What's causing the dive in exploration is taxation of 90% on every dollar about 25. On the other hand, with these taxes, they lowered the tax rates on all other industries, especially technology to allow them to grow and diversify the economy.

  • Putin signs zero VAT bill

    02/28/2006 10:55:50 PM PST · 14 of 25
    jb6 to Proud_USA_Republican

    The state there controls about 30% of the oil production. Personally I don't think they should control any, but to say they control all is far from the truth. Just ask Exxon, Chevron and BP-TNK about that.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:54:17 PM PST · 154 of 260
    jb6 to MNJohnnie
    Did you bother to check your source? It is wacko Anti American Leftist website

    Actually, no I didn't. Scanned the article for the info between the CIA and the Baathists. Between typing here and rewriting my wife's resume, I went skimping.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:34:09 PM PST · 134 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    What propaganda? That the CIA helped the Baathists rise to power in the 60s to replace the communsits? Or that Saudi Arabia funds islamic fanaticism?

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:31:19 PM PST · 129 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    Saudi Arabia is already at war with us. Just because they can't send tanks into NY, they train, indocternate and then release islamic fundies on us instead. They spread 5th columnists in our nations, take over more moderate mosques and drive the anti-american fanaticism in most of the islamic world. We didn't start his ruckous, the Saudies did.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:29:55 PM PST · 126 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    The main article is from the BBC and its the best unblog site I found in a quick search. As I said, the comments are stupid leftist crap. I attached that comment right off to make sure no one thought I supported the commentary. The facts stand, we helped the Baathists, or rather the CIA.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:28:04 PM PST · 123 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel

    Jimmy Carter.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:27:31 PM PST · 120 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson
    Why, why, you, you... Trotskyite!

    I hope that was in jest. I dispise the bastard kiddies of Marx in any form.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:24:32 PM PST · 116 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    As I said, the historical part of CIA invovlement with the Baathists is all I was looking for. The commentary at the end was stupid crap. Typical of any main media or their lower cousins....state the facts, then spin them.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:23:02 PM PST · 115 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    That's the difference, Saudi Arabia has already declared war on us, period. I'm not concerned with democracy there, which would only bring a Bin Ladin type to power. I'm concerned with the present powers who are trying to destroy us through a-symetrical warfare, while dropping $60 million plus on DC each and every year for 30 plus years. Saudi Arabia started their war on us a long time ago.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:20:51 PM PST · 114 of 260
    jb6 to MNJohnnie

    The CIA aided both the Shah in Iran and the Baathists in Iraq to remove the communists who over threw the king. Why would the Soviets remove the Communist party of Iraq to replace them with milder Socialists? That makes ZERO sense.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:18:52 PM PST · 111 of 260
    jb6 to UncleDick

    WW2 was not a mistake. WW1 was. If the Kaiser had won, what would have been the results? More European territory for Germany and some colonies, period. No Hitler or European soviet revolutions. Furthermore, the Whites would have gotten backing and crushed the Reds in Russia.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:16:27 PM PST · 106 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    Unfortunetly you're right for now. I still believe its a matter of time. They continue to sponsor the very vipers who wish to exterminate us from the face of the earth. After all, only two regimes recognized the Taliban. It's founder: Pakistan and its financier: Saudi Arabia.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:14:56 PM PST · 104 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson
    I think the US (along with other members of the free world) probably did have an agenda and contingency plans regarding Saddam Hussein before 9/11

    No doubt, any good command will always have contingency plans dealing with any nation in its area of responsability. However, I still say that after Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia should have been the target. It did attack America and still does, daily. Furthermore, the Saudies have WMD, missiles to deliver them (at least to Israel and maybe Cairo) and told the UN nuclear inspectors to shove it when they wanted info on their nuclear weapons programs.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:12:50 PM PST · 102 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel
    "The CIA has been organizing "regime change" for 50 years. They have removed many governments that are unfriendly to US corporate interests and replaced them with regimes that are more likely to work closely and slavishly to carry out the economic and geopolitical desires of the US corporate elite. But the CIA's crimes don't end when a right-wing coup has succeeded. The CIA then has to keep its repressive despots in power in order to ensure that they can put into place and then maintain a variety of unjust economic systems and structures. This is done with arms sales (and outright gifts of "surplus" weapons), glowing diplomatic support, "intelligence support" (sic) and massive economic investment (i.e., pillaging as much profit as possible by exploiting the natural resources that drew them in there in the first place, and handing out some of the spoils to a loyal local elite).

    This is crap, but the fact is, we helped put Saddam's Baathaist into power to remove the communists who had over thrown the king. That is a fact. We also removed the two predicessors in the Baathast Regime.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:10:57 PM PST · 100 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel
    The Devil in the Details: The CIA and Saddam Hussein

    "The coup that brought the Ba'ath Party to power in 1963 was celebrated by the United States.

    The CIA had a hand in it. They had funded the Ba'ath Party - of which Saddam Hussein was a young member - when it was in opposition.

    US diplomat James Akins served in the Baghdad Embassy at the time. Mr. Akins said, "I knew all the Ba'ath Party leaders and I liked them".

    "The CIA were definitely involved in that coup. We saw the rise of the Ba'athists as a way of replacing a pro-Soviet government with a pro-American one and you don't get that chance very often.

    "Sure, some people were rounded up and shot but these were mostly communists so that didn't bother us".

    This happy co-existence lasted right through the 1980s." 1

    "One thing is for sure, the US will find it much harder to remove the Ba'ath Party from power in Iraq than they did putting them in power back in 1963. If more people knew about this diabolical history, they just might not be so inclined to trust the US in its current efforts to execute "regime change" in Iraq." 3

    Here then are some quotations that I've gathered on this fascinating early history of CIA involvement in the vicious history of "regime change" in Iraq:In early 1963, Saddam had more important things to worry about than his outstanding bill at the Andiana Cafe. On February 8, a military coup in Baghdad, in which the Baath Party played a leading role, overthrew Qassim. Support for the conspirators was limited. In the first hours of fighting, they had only nine tanks under their control. The Baath Party had just 850 active members. But Qassim ignored warnings about the impending coup. What tipped the balance against him was the involvement of the United States. He had taken Iraq out of the anti-Soviet Baghdad Pact. In 1961, he threatened to occupy Kuwait and nationalized part of the Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC), the foreign oil consortium that exploited Iraq's oil. In retrospect, it was the ClAs favorite coup. "We really had the ts crossed on what was happening," James Critchfield, then head of the CIA in the Middle East, told us. "We regarded it as a great victory." Iraqi participants later confirmed American involvement. "We came to power on a CIA train," admitted Ali Saleh Sa'adi, the Baath Party secretary general who was about to institute an unprecedented reign of terror. CIA assistance reportedly included coordination of the coup plotters from the agency's station inside the U.S. embassy in Baghdad as well as a clandestine radio station in Kuwait and solicitation of advice from around the Middle East on who on the left should be eliminated once the coup was successful. To the end, Qassim retained his popularity in the streets of Baghdad. After his execution, his sup- porters refused to believe he was dead until the coup leaders showed pictures of his bullet-riddled body on TV and in the newspapers." 2

    Sources: BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Saddam's parallel universe

    Andrew and Patrick Cockburn, excerpt from Out of the Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, 2000. Cited by Tim Buckley

    "The CIA has been organizing "regime change" for 50 years. They have removed many governments that are unfriendly to US corporate interests and replaced them with regimes that are more likely to work closely and slavishly to carry out the economic and geopolitical desires of the US corporate elite.

    But the CIA's crimes don't end when a right-wing coup has succeeded. The CIA then has to keep its repressive despots in power in order to ensure that they can put into place and then maintain a variety of unjust economic systems and structures. This is done with arms sales (and outright gifts of "surplus" weapons), glowing diplomatic support, "intelligence support" (sic) and massive economic investment (i.e., pillaging as much profit as possible by exploiting the natural resources that drew them in there in the first place, and handing out some of the spoils to a loyal local elite).

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:06:50 PM PST · 97 of 260
    jb6 to Jim Robinson

    I am absolutely for the destruction of the Taliban. Saddam was a bastard, er is till he meets Mr. Hangman. Still, if we wanted to end terrorism in the area effectively, or at least hamper it, the removal of the House of Vipers, the House of Saud is paramount. Look where the majority of the Sunnie islamics are coming from. Who's clerics still preach killing Americans. Whose money still goes to feed and indocternate Islamic radicals from one end of the planet to the other.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 10:04:17 PM PST · 95 of 260
    jb6 to woofie

    Which one? It's not like it's changed. We still sit in Bosnia and Kosovo, allowing islamics to purge Christians. We're still defending the Saudies. We're still forcing Israel to commit national suicide. We're still arming Pakistan. We're still feeding the Chinese dragon.

  • Putin signs zero VAT bill

    02/28/2006 9:35:26 PM PST · 2 of 25
    jb6 to GermanBusiness; Igor M; ausrus; Hill of Tara; Timedrifter; Alex-DV; ValenB4; truemiester; ...

    Just more of that Putin "communism", cutting taxes and government.

  • Putin signs zero VAT bill

    02/28/2006 9:35:03 PM PST · 1 of 25
    jb6
  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:27:17 PM PST · 62 of 260
    jb6 to claptrap

    Exactly. Representative governments and their survival depends on the maturity and the culture of the people. Just dropping a silk suit on a pig won't make him into a Wall Street banker.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:25:33 PM PST · 59 of 260
    jb6 to quantim

    Problem is, neoconservatism is a child of leftist liberalism.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:24:42 PM PST · 58 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel
    You're just anti-American.

    So I take it you can't argue the issue? Fine, name calling and false patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.

    I put 12 years into defending this nation. What was your contribution?

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:23:02 PM PST · 56 of 260
    jb6 to M203M4

    Spreading of democracy has brought the Muslim Brotherhood almost into power in Egypt, Hamas in Palistine, islamics in Afghanistan & Pakistan & Iraq. Representative Republics are not fit for all, its not one shoe fits all. We've set ourselves up for a whole new generation of wars. Not like that's anything new.

  • Iran to export 30m cubic meters of gas to Georgia

    02/28/2006 9:21:09 PM PST · 6 of 19
    jb6 to DannyTN

    I have a theory on who blew up that pipeline from Russia to Georgia, in 3 places. The same Mullahs who instantly stepped in to offer gas. Relationships between those two have been straining for quite some time.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:19:25 PM PST · 47 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel

    You're thinking Vietnam. They didn't throw out the government, they assassinated the corrupt president, whom we'd sworn to protect. Though he was corrupt, we gave our word and didn't protect him. Because of that, no other local leader trusted us. Big mistake.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:17:55 PM PST · 45 of 260
    jb6 to SoCalPol

    Wow, thanks for that well thought out addition to this thread. Very appreciated.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:16:36 PM PST · 42 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel
    South Korea went into anarchy because the government was corrupt.

    Ehh??? When was this. S.Korea was in "anarchy" because it was invaded by N.Korea.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:15:40 PM PST · 40 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel

    And don't forget who put Saddam and his two Baathast predicessors into power in the first place...the CIA.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:14:43 PM PST · 35 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel
    Iraq? Sorry it wasn't in Anarchy, just the opposite. It was under a dictators rule. Europe? Same thing, we entered there because Hitler didn't leave us a choice, however, Iraq was no Hitler.

    The only justifiable wars we've had in the past 100 years were: WW2, Korea, Afghanistan and the Cold War itself.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:11:35 PM PST · 29 of 260
    jb6 to Alberta's Child

    Sssshhh, you'll spoil the idealic view of quite a few posters.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:10:32 PM PST · 25 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel

    Which countries, besides Somolia, that we've entered were in states of anarchy?

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:09:51 PM PST · 23 of 260
    jb6 to ninenot; neutrino; oceanview; snowsislander; Cronos

    ping

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:09:21 PM PST · 21 of 260
    jb6 to Torie
    Call me a neocon, call me a liberal, call me what you want. I don't care. All I care about is my conscience.

    Yeah, I remember Billie Boy using that same argument for bombing Christians Serbian women and children.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:06:00 PM PST · 16 of 260
    jb6 to William Creel

    It was George Washington who warned to serve by example and not to bring our form of government by the bayonet. Besides which, as anyone who served day one in the Army knows, page one Soldiers Common Task Manual: America is not a democracy, it is a Representitive Republic.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:04:41 PM PST · 13 of 260
    jb6 to M203M4

    I guess Washington and the Founding Fathers were fools in your eyes?

  • Iran to export 30m cubic meters of gas to Georgia

    02/28/2006 9:03:38 PM PST · 2 of 19
    jb6 to GermanBusiness; Igor M; ausrus; Hill of Tara; Timedrifter; Alex-DV; ValenB4; truemiester; ...

    Is it any wonder that Georgia showed us the finger this weak on the subject of helping out with airforce bases against Iran?

  • Iran to export 30m cubic meters of gas to Georgia

    02/28/2006 9:02:57 PM PST · 1 of 19
    jb6
  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 9:00:18 PM PST · 9 of 260
    jb6 to Alberta's Child

    Not just how many of those big wig Neocon brainiacs ever served in the military or how many of their kids ever did. Easy to talk about empire and sending others' sons off when you've never had to do it yourself.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 8:46:44 PM PST · 2 of 260
    jb6 to GermanBusiness; Igor M; ausrus; Hill of Tara; Timedrifter; Alex-DV; ValenB4; truemiester; ...

    As I've always said, Neoconservatism is not Conservatism.

  • Neoconservatives: The new hippies

    02/28/2006 8:46:15 PM PST · 1 of 260
    jb6
  • Crohn's disease and milk

    02/28/2006 8:40:00 PM PST · 2 of 7
    jb6 to jb6
    LA Times

    Monday, September 18, 2000 Home Edition Section: Health Page: S-1

    Milk May Be the Carrier of Crohn's

    Causes: Some argue that the bug that may cause the disease is found in dairy herds.

    By: THOMAS H. MAUGH II TIMES MEDICAL WRITER

    If, as some scientists are now convinced, Crohn's disease is caused by a microorganism, the question becomes: How is it transmitted?

    The shocking answer, they say, is through that most sacrosanct of beverages--milk. The microorganism under suspicion, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, or MAP, is common in U.S. dairy herds, activists argue, and it is not killed by conventional pasteurization. Transmission of MAP from infected cattle to humans through milk could explain much about the occurrence of Crohn's, including its geographical distribution and rising incidence. The purported spread of MAP through milk "constitutes a public health disaster of tragic proportions," said Dr. John Hermon-Taylor of St. George's Hospital Medical Center in London.

    Both the U.S. dairy industry and the Food and Drug Administration argue vehemently that the U.S. milk supply is safe and that pasteurization is effective at removing any potential threats. But several large milk distributors in Britain have already changed their pasteurization procedures to make it more likely that the microorganism will be killed. The suspected links between MAP, milk and Crohn's have received a great deal of attention in that country, but none in the United States.

    Some facts seem indisputable. MAP causes Johne's disease in cattle, a debilitating disorder whose symptoms are identical to those of Crohn's in humans. Large numbers of cattle in the United States are infected by the organism. According to a National Animal Health Monitoring System study conducted in 1996, 22% of U.S. dairy herds have infected cows. The cows secrete the mycobacterium in their milk. And there the two sides part company. The dairy industry argues that the link between MAP and Crohn's is unproved and that, even if there were a link, pasteurization kills the microorganism.

    "It is the position of the Food and Drug Administration that the latest research shows conclusively that commerical pasteurization does indeed eliminate this hazard," Joseph Smucker, FDA's milk safety team leader, wrote to activists concerned about the risk.

    But the activists have compiled a growing dossier of evidence. Dr. Walter Thayer of Rhode Island Hospital notes that Crohn's is not distributed evenly around the world, but is seen only in milk-drinking areas--Australia, southern Africa, Europe, the United States, Canada and New Zealand. It is rare in India, where they drink milk but boil it first.

    Work by Hermon-Taylor and Dr. Irene Grant of Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland, has shown that DNA from MAP was present in about 20% of milk samples collected throughout the country. Living bacteria could be grown from many of the samples.

    An as-yet-unpublished study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Britain found that researchers could grow MAP from at least 3% of samples of commercial pasteurized milk, Hermon-Taylor said. "It confirms, as sure as God made little green apples, that retail milk in Britain is a definite source of human exposure to these bugs," he added.

    MAP is extremely difficult to kill, and commercial pasteurization--which involves heating milk to 161 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds--is not sufficient, according to studies by Grant. Heating to higher temperatures--up to 194 degrees for the same period of time--is also not effective, she said, but increasing the pasteurization time to 25 seconds, even at 161 degrees, is.

    Last year, several large milk distributors in Britain told their suppliers to increase pasteurization time, and that has been accomplished. Activists want to see the same steps taken here.

    "There comes a point in time where consumer health takes precedence over commerical concerns," says Karen Meyer, president of the Paratuberculosis Awareness and Research Assn. "If a human pathogen is entering the food chain, that is a major concern. We need to ensure the protection of the public health."

  • Crohn's disease and milk

    02/28/2006 8:35:07 PM PST · 1 of 7
    jb6
    As someone who's suffered from Crohns for over a decade, the only time I feel fully normal is when I get my hands on strong anti-biotics. But the GIs keep telling me its an auto-immune thing, yeah right.

    It was easier dealing with it in the military since the MREs kept me constipated. Thankfully I have a light condition.

  • USA : IMF says textile quota removal led to factory closures & unemployment

    02/28/2006 7:53:41 PM PST · 2 of 2
    jb6 to Paul Ross; A. Pole; ninenot; neutrino; oceanview; snowsislander
    In addition, the removal of textile quotas in industrialized countries in January 2005 has led to factory closures and significant job losses in the garment sector, further worsening the unemployment rate (estimated at 30 percent).

    Wow, wait a minute, I thought Free Trade was going to make us all rich...ok, not the rich nations, they get to get poor but the wealth goes to the poor nations...right? Oh, not even them? You mean the slave economies like China get the money and then primarly to the 2% who run that entity?

    But then again, the IMF only calls this bad when it happens to poor countries. When Americans are out of work, well that's just a readjustment of earnings.

  • USA : IMF says textile quota removal led to factory closures & unemployment

    02/28/2006 7:49:08 PM PST · 1 of 2
    jb6