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MIC money funnel | we have better things that need doing Rachel Maddow and her team did some poking around and uncovered a story that heretofore seems to have flown under the radar. We spent half ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 05:43 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
(2009) Iraqi Kurdistan has turned out to be “one of the most successful nation-building projects in American history.” Fortunately, oil prices may take a dip soon if the constitutional crisis ...
by annieli
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 09:05 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
This shows the experiments in nation building necessitated by George W. Bush's invasion of Afghanistan and his unprovoked invasion of Iraq have been resounding failures according to the 2013 ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 03:33 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
When they got you over barrel -- what are you gonna do? You pull up, and you pay their latest price ... petro, you gotta have it. Oil thirst rising as Iraq unrest boosts prices by Wendy ...
by jamess
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 09:21 PM PDT with 140 Recommends
America weeds but does not garden, and it deliberately conflates Modernity with Occidentalism. Its failure to build states, much less nations, and conflation of Progress with Mimicry has predictably ...
by Tom Lum Forest
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 05:12 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I was curious, since my Media Machine had yet to inform me: What in the world is the "Syrian civil war" all about? (" 'Civil' war" -- talk about Orwellian euphemisms.) Syrian civil war -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 06:54 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Maybe someday we'll outgrow it ... our historic need for more power and more resources -- whatever the immediate cost. United States military casualties of war Total American Deaths by ...
by jamess
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:55 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
It has been ten years this month since the U.S. invasion of Iraq under the Bush Administration. March 19th is Shock and Awe day. This milestone is a useful one for reassessing of our wars in the ...
by cosmic debris
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 03:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Some senators are raising the roof, even though it's under the purview of the current Democratic Administration. Imagine that. Democratic Senator Questions Administration's Drone Program npr.org --
by jamess
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:29 PM PST with 22 Recommends
The World sees our National Debt (investing in our T-Bills) as a "Flight to Safety;" as Opportunity. In fact, a significant portion of Americans see it the same way: Don't bet against America -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:08 PM PST with 22 Recommends
What happens? The severe European downdraft happens ... Austerity Fails : European Nations See Debt Grow Despite Deep Spending Cuts by Pat Garofalo, thinkprogress.org -- Jan 23, 2013 Since the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 09:39 AM PST with 24 Recommends
History of the Word Filibuster from NPR, All Things Considered, Listen -- May 18, 2005 MICHELE NORRIS: The word 'filibuster' comes from piracy . MELISSA BLOCK: The term first appeared in the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Republicans are in a bind. Do they change with the times, with the American people; or do they hang onto the past, and their anti-government rhetoric? Decisions, decisions. Choose A, and ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM PST with 10 Recommends
The Big Bait and Switch, going on in DC, which is: Medicare, Medicare, Social Security -- are NOT the cause of our Financial Debt problems. Our unpaid-for wars are, the housing bust is, the Bush ...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:01 PM PST with 110 Recommends
Meet Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Rep Blackburn: " Partial Government shutdown may be necessary ." Rep Blackburn: "Kicking the can down the road has come to a stop. We got the can . It'
by jamess
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:40 AM PST with 83 Recommends
sanc·ti·mo·nious 1: hypocritically pious or devout ya·hoo 1 capitalized: a member of a race of brutes in Swift's Gulliver's Travels who have the form and all the vices of humans 2: a boorish,
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:42 AM PST with 24 Recommends
You ever notice at Thanksgiving, that it's always those people taking the biggest slices of pie, and the biggest piles of stuffing -- that are the first to tell you, THAT YOU should go on a Diet? A ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM PST with 12 Recommends
More compassion, famine relief, clean water, well-funded schools, community farms, more opportunity to thrive and flourish. Those would be the results of a world with an axis -- that did not spin ...
by jamess
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 09:23 AM PST with 45 Recommends
If you had to decide to keep millions employed, and keep a important skill-set industry vital; Or let an entire industry Go Bankrupt , sold off for parts to pay the bank-rollers, -- Which would ...
by jamess
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 05:45 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
First the dodgy Op-Ed, penned by one sketchy Candidate. You really don't have to read the "fine print" to get who's side Mr. Dodgy is on ... Let Detroit Go Bankrupt by MITT ROMNEY, Op-Ed ...
by jamess
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM PDT with 16 Recommends