It's About Soldiers!

By: SayNoToTea , 2:59 PM GMT on July 14, 2012

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A soldier with 8 plus years of service, averages 4+ tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Very unlike Vietnam where a soldier was required to serve one tour. I could not have expressed my sentiments of the picture below any better and yet all to often the tea party and the far right want to send our countries future into harms way again and again.



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35. unclemush
3:12 AM GMT on August 06, 2012
Bad link.
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34. unclemush
5:28 PM GMT on August 05, 2012
Link Opening door for tar sands to east coast: a bad decision of Olympic proportions
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33. unclemush
5:07 PM GMT on August 03, 2012
Link Wisconsin oil spill is Canadian firm's worst since 2010 disaster
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32. unclemush
3:35 AM GMT on August 02, 2012
Link Study: Romney tax plan would result in cuts for rich, higher burden for others. Mitt Romney’s plan to overhaul the tax code would produce cuts for the richest 5 percent of Americans — and bigger bills for everybody else, according to an independent analysis set for release Wednesday.
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31. unclemush
3:31 AM GMT on August 02, 2012
Link Surprise! Romney Tax Plan Favors the Rich
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30. unclemush
3:25 AM GMT on August 02, 2012
Link Study: Romney tax plan would shift burden toward poor.NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Mitt Romney's tax plan would provide large tax cuts to the very wealthy, while increasing the tax burden on the lower and middle classes, according to a study released Wednesday.
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29. unclemush
8:20 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link White House says Bush plans administrative orders to govern, avoiding Congress
John Byrne
Published: Wednesday October 31, 2007
It's not quite signing statements, where President George W. Bush used legal means to "interpret" laws, allowing him to avoid Congressional directives, but the White House is now planning to implement as much new policy "as it can" by administrative order "after concluding that President Bush cannot do much business with the Democratic leadership."

According to officials who spoke to the Washington Post, Bush blames Democrats for the holdup of Judge Michael Muskasey's nomination as attorney general, the failure to pass budget bills and an inability to reach compromise on child healthcare.
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28. unclemush
8:16 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link ush uses rule-by-decree to gut liability suits
This isn't the first time Bush has used rule-by-decree in a manner that's harmed the public while favoring Big Business. In 2003, for instance, he issued a ukase that practically gutted EMTALA. (EMTALA was the law that required hospitals to treat emergency patients without fighting them over insurance first.) But now the Decider is at it yet again!

The Bush regime has been quietly circumventing Congress and the states by issuing rules making it harder for folks to file legitimate product liability lawsuits. Just since 2005, regime officials have proposed or adopted 51 new rules limiting suits regarding almost any product you can buy, ranging from food to cars. These new rules shield corporations while gutting the rights of consumers.
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27. unclemush
8:14 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link Bush to Rule By Decree. America Yawns.The New York Times today reports that the US prez just signed an executive order shifting power to the executive branch in the areas of “public health, safety, the environment, civil rights and privacy.”

So what’s the dif between this and what’s happening this week in Venezuela? A few big ones come to mind:

--The president granted this power to himself with an executive order. In Venezuela, certain powers stand to be shifted through a vote in the legislature.

--Venezuela’s decision included weeks of public debate and massive international press scrutiny. Oh, and the Rule of Law. Here at home, the directive was passed quietly last week, and was only reported today for the first time.

--Venezuela’s proposed law is temporary; Bush's power to Rule by Decree will stand until the president decides to overturn his own power, or when hell freezes over. Whichever comes second.

Funnily enough, the Times finds nobody to describe this as totalitarianism, communism or dictatorship. They must’ve been on a tight deadline or something. They did have time to interview a Columbia University professor, who helpfully explains it for us:

"Having lost control of Congress," Mr. Strauss said, "the president is doing what he can to increase his control of the executive branch."
!!!!
Update: We should note that while the rest of the world press was mesmerized by all the raucous public discussion over Venezuela’s proposed law, it was the diligence of a smaller news outlet that actually caught our own leader getting sneaky. Last week, The New Standard broke this story, and the New York Times played catch-up many days later. Thanks, New Standard, America is grateful, in a materialistic, apathetic sort of way.
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26. unclemush
8:07 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link Another Right-Wing Terrorist Hits Planned Parenthood.By Bob Cesca: Over the weekend, a homemade explosive device was ignited at a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. No one was injured (this time) and the explosion was small. But it doesn’t matter. The attack was entirely the work of a terrorist who clearly intended to frighten employees and patients at the clinic — not just women in need of abortion services, but any woman who dares to enter a Planned Parenthood facility anywhere in America, irrespective of the treatment she’s seeking. (Planned Parenthood predominantly offers services ranging from family planning to cancer treatment and prevention.)
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25. unclemush
8:04 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link HOMELAND SECURITY-FUNDED STUDY LISTS PEOPLE ‘REVERENT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY’ AS ‘EXTREME RIGHT-WING’ TERRORISTS
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24. unclemush
8:02 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link CHART: 17 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Right-Wing Extremism Is Significant Domestic Terror Threat
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23. unclemush
8:00 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link Right-Wing Terrorism: Arson, Bombs, and Break-Ins at Women's Clinics Seek to Instill Fear.
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22. unclemush
7:58 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Link Terror From the Right.At 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, a 7,000-pound truck bomb, constructed of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and nitromethane racing fuel and packed into 13 plastic barrels, ripped through the heart of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The explosion wrecked much of downtown Oklahoma City and killed 168 people, including 19 children in a day-care center. Another 500 were injured. Although many Americans initially suspected an attack by Middle Eastern radicals, it quickly became clear that the mass murder had actually been carried out by domestic, right-wing terrorists.
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21. unclemush
11:24 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Link Voter Fraud Is a Proven Election Manipulation Tactic
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20. unclemush
11:22 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Link Policy Brief on the Truth About “Voter Fraud Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare.
* Many vivid anecdotes of purported voter fraud have been proven false or do not demonstrate fraud.
* Voter fraud is often conflated with other forms of election misconduct.
* Raising the unsubstantiated specter of mass voter fraud suits a particular policy agenda.
* Claims of voter fraud should be carefully tested before they become the basis for action.

Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare. Most citizens who take the time to vote offer their legitimate signatures and sworn oaths with the gravitas that this hard-won civic right deserves. Even for the few who view voting merely as a means to an end, however, voter fraud is a singularly foolish way to attempt to win an election. Each act of voter fraud risks five years in prison and a $10,000 fine - but yields at most one incremental vote. The single vote is simply not worth the price.
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19. unclemush
11:15 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Link Romney Supports Voter ID Laws That Could Disenfranchise 25% Of African-Americans
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18. unclemush
11:11 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Link Pennsylvania Voter Suppression Goes On Trial -Are The GOP Intentions Pure?
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17. unclemush
11:01 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Link Voter suppression: 'I'm a better citizen than any of them. I'm not going to quit'Florida is at the centre of a concerted bid to restrict citizens' right to vote. Ed Pilkington speaks to four Floridians who have been purged from the list – but hears why they're not giving up
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16. unclemush
10:48 AM GMT on July 28, 2012
Link Fla. Republican: We wanted to suppress black votes
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15. originalLT
1:24 PM GMT on July 23, 2012
Wow, that's quite a statement Cosmic! But I can't see that happening. The Republicans are too invested in him. They will just try to "muddle through" his tax situation and go on, and hope the American people will not think it's a big deal. They'll "stone wall it", for all it's worth.
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14. CosmicEvents
2:38 AM GMT on July 23, 2012
Quoting unclemush:
< Prediction: Romney Will Not be the Republican Nominee
I predict this as well. He's a terrible choice......there's no one who can say anything positive about him. It's been a month since I asked over on the other blog about something positive on Romney and all I hear is crickets chirping. The whole Republican campaign so far hasn't made much sense, unless they're playing to lose, which may not be the worst strategy politically. The next 4 years figure to be tough under any POTUS, maybe it's better for them to wait, and go for the win in 2016. I can easily see some problem with the taxes that DQ's him...which could leave the Republicans with a better candidate. Look for someone who would be a problem in a long campaign, but could be great in a short campaign, especially if they win the debates.
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13. unclemush
11:32 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
Link Prediction: Romney Will Not be the Republican Nominee
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12. unclemush
10:31 AM GMT on July 22, 2012
Link Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens
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11. unclemush
10:21 AM GMT on July 19, 2012
Link What Everyone Should Know About The DISCLOSE Act Of 2012
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10. unclemush
8:41 AM GMT on July 18, 2012
Link All the Republicans Calling on Romney to Release His Tax Returns
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9. unclemush
8:23 AM GMT on July 18, 2012
Link GOP seeks to kill black lung reform
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8. unclemush
8:20 AM GMT on July 18, 2012
Link Texas Republican Party Calls for Ban on Critical Thinking In Public Schools
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7. unclemush
4:58 PM GMT on July 17, 2012
Link Halliburton and the Good Ol’ War
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6. unclemush
3:35 PM GMT on July 17, 2012
Link Senate Republicans block campaign disclosure bill
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5. originalLT
9:29 PM GMT on July 16, 2012
Tea I agree with you in your post #3. In fact the last 2 sentences of my post # 1 says or implies just what you say. As for your post #4, at least you can get on "Jers" blog, I can't, I'm banned (I guess for life!). I imagine I could sign-out and read it but I won't, it would make me too mad that I would not be allowed to respond to his nonsense.
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4. SayNoToTea
8:48 PM GMT on July 16, 2012
Too funny that in a way, the far right blog is related to this topic as the largest users of psychiatric service dogs is veterans suffering from PTSD. To disagree with the policy is fine, but to make the smart ass comment relating it to Muslims, once again shows the stupidity of our far right blogger and the far right themselves as it's the consumption of pork that is not allowed and even that has a reasonable limitation as found here in the Quran.


The Quran 16:116

He has made unlawful for you that which dies of itself (caracas) and blood and the flesh of swine and that on which the name of any other than Allah has been invoked. But he who is driven by necessity, being neither disobedient nor exceeding the limit, then surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.
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3. SayNoToTea
8:43 PM GMT on July 16, 2012
Thank you Skyepony.

Original, I agree, however, what in both of these wars has transpired, that has made you and I any safer? I am a business owner and myself and my family benefit from profit and as such I have no problem with anyone deriving an honest profit. These last two wars though make me wonder about the honest part.
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2. Skyepony (Mod)
2:02 AM GMT on July 16, 2012
Here is some video where Greg & many more elaborate a little..
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1. originalLT
1:49 AM GMT on July 16, 2012
That is quite a statement he makes. But in virtually every and any war, there will be those who profit greatly from it. That's just the way it is. But it does make you think hard about getting involved in conflict. It better really be for our national security, and not something "trumped up". WMD's anyone?
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