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  •  Drones patrol those grass-fed Whole Foods hippies? (17+ / 0-)

    Hardly. I heard they're patrolling Nascar, Cabela's and Walmart. You know, when they're not busy creating tornadoes to deflect the media from Bengazi.

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    by Eileen B on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:15:26 PM PDT

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    •  Either this is CT (1+ / 0-)
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      and should be well hidden, or you hit the nail on the bean! Well done.

      A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

      by onionjim on Thu May 23, 2013 at 03:21:38 AM PDT

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      •  "Despite whether conspiratorial theories, there's (2+ / 0-)
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        nothing to it."

        (or ... Despite weather conspiratorial theories...)

        Despite whether conspiratorial theories, there's nothing to it
        The above quote can be heard in this trailer of Jeremy Scahill's documentary, "Dirty Wars," which I recommend you see.

        Obama's press secretary cried CT on the dirty wars that Jeremy Scahill uncovered:

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        Yes, some people do make up crazy CT, and yes, you can temporarily divert everyone's attention away from investigating real wrongdoing by pointing at those clowns and using the CT hammer to gatekeep horrific realities, but after a while, people catch on to the decoy and the subterfuge and learn the truth...

        ..despite CT smears, despite the Espionage Act, and despite searching the phone records of journalists...

        Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

        by CIndyCasella on Thu May 23, 2013 at 08:42:06 AM PDT

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    •  Eileen B, what do you think about double tap drone (0+ / 0-)

      strikes that kill and maim first responders?  Do you think that's funny, too?

      Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by CIndyCasella on Thu May 23, 2013 at 08:02:17 AM PDT

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      •  She is not inferring drone strikes are funny: (7+ / 0-)

        She is satirizing the conspiracy theorists on the far right that believe that the US is engaged in espionage against the right wing - among many other paranoid theories involving the UN, HAARP, Chemtrails, etc. The reference is to drones monitoring the actions of these people.

        She is a long time poster who is not making light of drone strikes.

        Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

        by 4CasandChlo on Thu May 23, 2013 at 08:36:52 AM PDT

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        •  This is a diary about lack of funding for weather (1+ / 0-)
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          satellites.  The drone joke is in appropriate for so many reasons.  

          Obama made a drone joke, too.  

          I guess people who think in groups can be desensitized to the point where they can make jokes about drones.  

          They can be desensitized to think these dirty wars are a good thing and collateral damage is okay, too...woopsy daisy, just killed some kids...shouldn't have been there with the cameraman...

          Torture isn't torture, because Alberto said so.  

          What else?  

          It's okay to cut funding to a weather satellite for the east coast after Hurricane Sandy...tra, la, la...point at Alex Jones and call everything CT, and it all goes away...tra, la, la

          Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

          by CIndyCasella on Thu May 23, 2013 at 08:55:44 AM PDT

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          •  Cindy, please (5+ / 0-)

            Normally I would simply chalk it up to just a disagreement about whether or not it was in poor taste and move on. But, to think her comment was in poor taste (which reasonable people could disagree upon) and suddenly lump it in with Obama's joke, which did infer a "strike" and then to lump it into accusing her of "thinking in groups" and desensitization to dirty wars, collateral damage "whoopsy daisy", killing kids and torture is just not fair in my opinion.

            Simply pointing out that anything to do with Drones should not be made light of (which might be a reasonable opinion) and then attack her with by inferring some of the most reprehensible thinking to her is just not fair at all. Especially since I have seen her make so many sensitive comments that prove otherwise.

            The paranoid right wing thinks satellites spy on them and change weather, they also think drones spy on them - it relates to the topic. You believe it was in poor taste. That's ok, let's just move on. Peace

            Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

            by 4CasandChlo on Thu May 23, 2013 at 10:03:41 AM PDT

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    •  Here, laugh at drones with Obama! (1+ / 0-)
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      Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by CIndyCasella on Thu May 23, 2013 at 08:04:29 AM PDT

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    •  Free range drones... (0+ / 0-)

      no additives, 100% natural, wholesome and good for you!

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

      by Bluefin on Thu May 23, 2013 at 10:58:10 AM PDT

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