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  •  More attempts at misinformation (13+ / 0-)
    Bolivia filed a complaint at the United Nations on Wednesday over what it called the kidnapping of its president, Evo Morales, whose plane was diverted to Vienna amid suspicions that it was carrying the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    The country's ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, said the enforced rerouting to Austria was an act of aggression and a violation of international law. The US admitted that it had been in contact with other nations over potential flights by Snowden.

    Or of course we could take the word of the two anonymous sources from your article...

    They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named according to ministry policy.
    Hell, even the rest of the story that you did link to goes on to call in dispute the actions of the other countries.
    •  So, because the President of Bolivia reacted (4+ / 0-)
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      jan4insight, sviscusi, Cordyc, reginahny

      to an inconvenience the same way some Kossacks did, that proves. . .

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:47:21 PM PDT

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      •  When your equipment (5+ / 0-)

        is malfunctioning and you are requesting landing and instead countries are denying you airspace that is less a matter of inconvenience and can become a matter of life and death.

        If Air Force One was experiencing issues and needed to land, and Bolivia and the rest of the South American countries denied that request, you would be reacting the exact same way you are to this?

      •  Really? (3+ / 0-)
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        Did you read the reports as it happened?  It is clear the plane was denied the right to fly over these countries' airspace and you want to blame Morales?  And to call being turned away- as a head of state- as an inconvenience is astounding.  

        •  Information coming in "as it happens" is rarely (2+ / 0-)
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          exlrrp, reginahny

          accurate. Look at the Boston Marathon Bombing for an example.

          Whenever someone hears something that sounds like a juicy scandal, those with an agenda are quick to get their version out "as it happens". I prefer to wait until the facts come out.

          I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

          by second gen on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 11:10:08 PM PDT

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          •  Pie. SPLAT! (0+ / 0-)

            If it's
            Not your body,
            Then it's
            Not your choice
            And it's
            None of your damn business!

            by TheOtherMaven on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:09:28 AM PDT

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            •  Kitty Litter Cake to go with your pie. (0+ / 0-)


              Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings

                  1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

                  1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

                  2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

                  1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies

                  3 drops green food coloring

                  1 (12 ounce) package tootsie rolls


                  Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).

                  Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.

                  Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.

                  When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.

                  Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.

                  Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.

                  Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for a gross Halloween dessert.

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