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US Airstrike 10/12/2015

U.S Weapons Turns Syrian Conflict Into Proxy Russia War

NO, US and Russia profit from arms sale #howseriousisisis

"To emphasize the heroism of Columbus and his successors as navigators and discoverers, and to de-emphasize their genocide, is not a technical necessity but an ideological choice. It serves- unwittingly-to justify what was done. My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn Columbus in absentia. It is too late for that; it would be a useless scholarly exercise in morality. But the easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to save Western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary, to save socialism; nuclear proliferation, to save us all)-that is still with us. One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth. We have learned to give them exactly the same proportion of attention that teachers and writers often give them in the most respectable of classrooms and textbooks. This learned sense of moral proportion, coming from the apparent objectivity of the scholar, is accepted more easily than when it comes from politicians at press conferences. It is therefore more deadly."

I love that Jeremy Corbyn says he'd never use the nuclear weapon if he becomes Prime Minister of Britain. Sadly, Bernie Sanders says he'll continue using drones. I wonder what he'd say if posed the question about nukes. Sigh. We really can do better as human beings. One thing we could do is learn from our pathetic past.

"Many Indigenous peoples of North America do not celebrate Columbus Day because the reality of his human rights violations make it a celebration of a brutal war criminal. Cities are renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day, or after local Indigenous Peoples. The most recent are Albuquerque and multiple cities in Oklahoma. Others include Seattle, Bellingham, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Berkeley, Portland, Lawrence, and Santa Cruz. Alaska, Hawaii, Washington and Oregon, do not recognize Columbus Day, which did not become a US federal holiday until 1937."

May the U.S. change it's warring ways. And, may Bernie Sanders find the strength to stand up for what is right and not play into the hands of the Military Industrial Complex. God help us.

Thread: Obama=Romney=Establishment Duopoly=Warmongers
[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 19 hours ago

Duopoly working like a charm still. Debate tomorrow should be puke worthy as were the Republican ones so far.

''From Columbus to Kunduz - The US Way of War'' by Margaret Flowers, MD and Kevin Zeese, JD:

Sadly, Sen. Bernie Sanders is not ready to clearly and unambiguously critique the US War Machine, at least not in the POTUS election run up period. Sanders may imply that he'll have different priorities - but The Corporate Controlled MSM would ignore him even more than they do - IF he alluded to a US 'Peace Dividend'. No question that BS is the best candidate for The Domestic US 99% - in over two generations BUT if he doesn't eventually question the whole US MIC deeply enough .. we may have to conclude that he has come to an accommodation with it & that may be worrying - especially from a Global 99% p-o-v.

cave - bellum se ipsum alet ...

While Dynasties, Families and Individuals are at the heart of the Global 0.01% Parasite Class - we can NOT underestimate the key role of The Corporations either - especially as they are de facto ''individuals'' apparently & the 14 Amendment bending SCrOTUS ''Citizens United'' decision - is now the key enabler.

caveat ..

The US Security/Surveillance Industrial Complex - has now trumped the Military Industrial Complex and is underpinned by the Prison Industrial Complex.These previously 'state functions' were once ostensibly open to democratic oversight but are now usurped by de facto privatisation to huge private corporations.

So to sum up, next to no oversight or accountability YET massive amounts of tax dollars paid to private contractors ... in order to make The 99% pay for their own surveillance state! You could not make it up!

e tenebris, lux ....


''The holiday’s popularity has been waning for some time. In cities like Seattle and Minneapolis, it has been already been renamed Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a reminder that Columbus’s voyages set off a chain of events that wreaked havoc on native populations in the New World. It’s time to make that piecemeal commemoration official: stop celebrating Columbus and start celebrating the native cultures he began the process of displacing.

''Of course, not everyone would be pleased. These days, the strongest argument in favor of the holiday comes from Italian Americans, who helped originally promote Columbus Day as a way to mark their heritage and to celebrate a Catholic hero in a decidedly anti-Catholic country. But does anyone really want to ride a float commemorating a vicious slave trader who caused 50,000 natives to spontaneously commit suicide? I’d argue that they can come up with better symbols of Italian American pride.''

fiat justitia

Thread: you troll1
[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3336) 1 day ago

HUGH JESS WEINER ‏@Jorge13Ruiz 15h15 hours ago

@ConanOBrien Here's something you never hear. 'Conan was the best Tonight Show host'.

MattHolck ‏@Matt_Holck 15h15 hours ago

@Jorge13Ruiz @ConanOBrien what's the tonight show ?

HUGH JESS WEINER ‏@Jorge13Ruiz 12h12 hours ago

@Matt_Holck @ConanOBrien it's a show past your bedtime.

MattHolck ‏@Matt_Holck 9m9 minutes ago

@Jorge13Ruiz @ConanOBrien I'm a fucking used up whore

MattHolck ‏@Matt_Holck 2m2 minutes ago

@Jorge13Ruiz @ConanOBrien here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb3ltqmMT4A


HUGH JESS WEINER ‏@Jorge13Ruiz 1m1 minute ago

@Matt_Holck @ConanOBrien if you think I'm going to watch this you are retarded. BLOCKED.


Re. Kunduz; Release The Tapes! - ''There is video and audio. It exists. The Pentagon says it’s critically important. Congress has asked for it and been refused. WikiLeaks is offering $50,000 to the next brave soul willing to be punished for a good deed in the manner of Chelsea Manning, Thomas Drake, Edward Snowden, and so many others.'' from:

It's now way beyond just ''pathetic'' and well into homicidal psychopathy and the USG's complicity with ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh is now the mother of all blowbacks! Also fyi, see http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-serious-isis-in-iraq/#comment-1046547 but ssshh re.the 4th link there, as we're not supposed to know! So - ''would it interest you to know who helped these psychopaths rise to power? Would it interest you to know who armed them, funded them and trained them? Would it interest you to know why?'' + see ..

From which ..... ''The US are trying to salvage the remnants of their comic-book Syrian narrative, hiding behind the transparent diversionary claim the Russians are bombing “non-ISIS rebels”, hoping, forlornly no one will be smart enough to realise this essentially means “al Qaeda/al Nusra”, and amounts to an admission the US is working with the group they used to claim were the embodiment of evil.

''Not just working with, but defending hysterically. Watching Ashton Carter at the podium issuing barely concealed threats of retribution to another nuclear power, it is hard to comprehend that he is doing this because Russia dared to bomb the alleged perpetrators of 9/11.

And''Naturally the tame western media aids and abets this bankrupt storyline, but they can’t save it. It’s garbage, and even after the spinners have finished spinning, it still looks like garbage. But the lie has to be maintained, even while it becomes increasingly obvious no one believes it, because the alternative is impossible to contemplate.''

fiat lux ...

''The US Strategy is to Create a New Global Legal and Economic System: TPP, TTIP, TISA.'' (A MUST Watch Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw7P0RGZQxQ .. here appended in support of your essential comment and ditto re. Yannis Varoufakis too. ''They'' have Globalized Crapitalism so we must Globalize Resistance or accept our & our children's penury & servitude in a Security Surveillance State!

dum spiro, spero ...

''Columbus was not a particularly evil person. He was a murderer, a robber, an enslaver, and a torturer, whose crimes led to possibly the most massive conglomeration of crimes and horrific accidents on record. But Columbus was a product of his time, a time that has not exactly ended. If Columbus spoke today's English he'd say he was "just following orders." Those orders, stemming from the Catholic "doctrine of discovery," find parallels through Western history right down to today's "responsibility to protect," decreed by the high priests of the United Nations.

''A sense of where Columbus was coming from can be found in a series of, aptly named, papal bull(s). These decrees make clear that the church owns the earth, bestows privileges on Christians, hopes to plunder riches, hopes to convert non-Christians, and considers non-Christians devoid of any rights worthy of any respect -- including any non-Christians yet to be encountered in lands completely unknown to the church. Native Americans were literally pre-judged before the church (and its kings and captains) knew they existed.''

respice; adspice; prospice...

Thread: you troll1
[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3336) 1 day ago

Cornel West ‏@CornelWest 7h7 hours ago

Police are STILL killing. Its on us to stop it. WHICH SIDE ARE U ON? Join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/767581106685589/


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Matt Holck ‏@Matt_Holck 7h7 hours ago

.@CornelWest there are no sides only people 0 retweets 2 favorites

StopMassIncarceratio ‏@StopMassIncNet 5h5 hours ago

@Matt_Holck There are sides. Those who are being killed by the police & those who are doing the killing. Which side are you on?


Seems that Obama is a crack puppet for TPTB. To say TPTB, does not say enough. It is about the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and the like. It is about the homicidal Bohemian Grove pedophiles. Will work on names and faces.

For I moment I was getting excited about the USGovernment saying they're no longer going to fund training "moderate" terrorists. But then a couple days later they said they're simply giving the money to these hardcore terrorists. Geez, that after bombing that hospital. Its getting way too pathetic.

A decent human being running for office is something that happens only once in a few generations?

Wow, nice system.

So because you continue to support criminals, the rest of us should too?

An entire system built around consolidated power, injustice and a total disdain for anything responsible.

Parade out a dozen losers every 4 years and watch the people fall in love all over.

"This hidden federal guarantee against failure is estimated be worth over $80 billion"

Try 80 billion a month for 6 years straight while the two losers you mentioned along with other 535 of them in that shithole remain completely silent and complicit.

Thread: The rich are too damn rich and money has too much power in government.
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32494) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 day ago

Show the section that you are having a problem with - I quoted from your link.

The payroll tax cut, try to stay focused, I can help you through this if need be.

Thread: The rich are too damn rich and money has too much power in government.
[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (32494) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 day ago

So - This - is what you are having a stroke about? :

Section101 - Makes permanent the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 for individual taxpayers whose taxable income is at or below a $400,000 threshold amount ($450,000 for married couples filing a joint return). Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) revise income tax rates for individual taxpayers whose taxable income is at or below the $400,000 threshold amount ($450,000 for married couples filing a joint return) and increase the rate to 39.6% for taxpayers whose taxable income exceeds the threshold,

From: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/h659

You are making in excess of that threshold?