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For many months I have been hearing about how the Morsi govt was permitting (by benign neglect/inaction) the systematic murder of Egyptian Coptic Christians and the burning of Egyptian Coptic Christian churches by Egyptian Muslim citizens.

And then there was the Muslim Brotherhood(?) proceeding to implement Sharia law across all of Egyptian society.

In short, Egypt was heading towards becoming an Iranian-like Islamo-fascist state.

Therefore, I am grateful that Egyptian people power (along with the Egyptian military) was able to stop creeping Islamo-fascism in Egypt.

I hope that Morsi & company are made to answer for those dead Coptic Christians and their destroyed churches.

Even the name "Muslim Brotherhood" gives me the creeps.

I mean, the "Muslim Brotherhood" is just like if the Catholic church were to start & organize & fund a new "Catholic Brotherhood" third political party here in America.

Ugh.  Creepy.

I am also sick of Muslim clerics issuing Fatwa's calling for people to be killed for defaming Mohammed, or Fatwa's blessing Syrian rebels to rape non-Sunni(?) women, just for entertainment.

Barbarian pigs. They desecrate God.

Just my two cents.

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I first saw this idea about putting Reagan on the Trillion dollar coin proposed right here today, and while this idea was likely proposed in jest, it is actually a quite good and quite feasible idea, and I really mean it!

I have been a coin collector/investor for over 30 years, and here is what I know about the process of putting images of American presidents on US coins.

Originally, America used abstract conceptual imagery on its coins, starting with many different abstract artistic depictions of the concept of "Lady Liberty".

Then, America started depicting Native Americans (so-called "Indian head" coins) on many of its coins. The history & sick irony of America depicting Native Americans, (a people whom America committed a genocide against) on American coinage is a subject which deserves its own diary, but for now, consider the humble "Buffalo nickel" US coin, introduced in 1913. Its front side (technically called the "obverse" side), was a head bust of a Native American, and its back side (technically called the "reverse" side), was a depiction of a Buffalo animal. Great. How ironic. America ruthlessly extinguishes both the Native American and the Native American's prime food source, the noble Buffalo, and then pays honor to both via the same American coin!

(read more below the orange ploopie.)

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As I had posted previously:

This [fiscal cliff] deal is about the corporatist Dems and the establishment repubs trying to keep the US & world stock markets propped up.

However, the House GOP teabaggers don't give a damn about propping up the stock markets; the House GOP teabaggers likely WANT to see the stock markets crash & burn, just to embarrass Obama, because in their eyes he is illegitimate (because he is black.)

Thus, the House GOP teabaggers will scuttle this latest deal and Boehner will have to accommodate them or else lose his own Speakership.

Permit me now to elaborate on this a bit further:
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