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  •  And yet for 60 years they have. Now drones (2+ / 0-)
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    BigAlinWashSt, blukat

    make it an issue?

    guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

    by 88kathy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:16:33 PM PST

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    •  And yet for sixty years, they haven't said (1+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW

      They had secret laws that made their actions legal.

      In other words, things have changed.

      "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

      by Bisbonian on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:21:35 PM PST

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      •  I'm thinking they have been available on a fire at (2+ / 0-)
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        Sybil Liberty, KayCeSF

        will basis for these past 60 years.  I am sure Kennedy thought he was legal when he had his finger on the trigger.

        guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

        by 88kathy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:33:58 PM PST

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        •  I don't recall Kennedy claiming he had the (2+ / 0-)
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          wu ming, BlueDragon

          authority to nuke persons on US soil if he believed them to be terrorists.

          income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

          by JesseCW on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:52:14 PM PST

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          •  No he said he had the authority to kill everyone (2+ / 0-)
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            leftykook, Simplify

            on the planet.  

            guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

            by 88kathy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:07:37 PM PST

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            •  So does the current President. But you claim (1+ / 0-)
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              BlueDragon

              that drones don't matter and assassination programs are irrelevant because nukes zomg.

              People don't much need to worry the President is going to nuke them as punishment for shit their dad said.

              They do need be concerned about being murdered through a drone strike for that reason, though.

              income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

              by JesseCW on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:27:50 PM PST

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              •  That's not what I am saying. What I am saying is (0+ / 0-)

                Rand Paul is talking crap and certain people are picking up the crap and slinging it at Obama.  

                That is more ridiculous than you care to admit.

                guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

                by 88kathy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 10:37:06 PM PST

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              •  Too bad I can't amend my poll. because (0+ / 0-)

                what I really meant

                It's all the same frickin' thing.  War.  

                And this disucssion of war is a manipulation by Rand Paul.

                guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

                by 88kathy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 10:40:43 PM PST

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                •  Nukes sitting unused in a silo are not the same (3+ / 0-)
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                  Simplify, ancblu, BlueDragon

                  thing as drones being used to murder civilians because we suspect that a a target who fits a "signature profile" might be standing near them.

                  income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

                  by JesseCW on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 11:22:19 PM PST

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        •  yep, primed/at the ready (1+ / 0-)
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          KayCeSF

          in underground "silos"

          probably at least one in your neighborhood, as they were in mine

          no sh*t

          "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

          by Sybil Liberty on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:19:33 PM PST

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    •  Why 60 years? (0+ / 0-)
      And yet for 60 years they have.
      Wouldn't 70 years be a more appropriate timeframe to use?

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