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  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 01:16:14View | Delete

    The title “Clinton dynasty” lets you know it’s headed into bullshit terrain. Welfare reform was actually a reasonable fix to an entrenched problem in 1996. What liberals can’t for some fucking reason remember is that Bush changed the work rules from 30 hours a week to 40 around 2002. If we’re so bad at memory, [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Ukraine Elections Setup Showdown Between West And Russia

    2014-10-29 08:43:26View | Delete

    Correction: half of 2 eastern oblasts didn’t vote. While almost half of Donetsk oblast’s people live in Donetsk metro area, Luhansk is much more spread out.

    You can see the division of both oblasts here
    (actually the separatists control around 1/3 of each region – they held more back in June).

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-26 12:59:38View | Delete

    Regarding our disastrous Middle East “policy”, I’d sadly have to agree.

    Re: Ukraine, I don’t find him credible at all – whether no troops in Crimea or no arms for separatists or convoy carrying “humanitarian aid” – even though I will agree that Russia has obvious strategic interests that we shouldn’t just ignore.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-26 07:39:03View | Delete

    Jane – you miss the point. Putin isn’t a lunatic – he’s a very clever ex-KGB apparatchik who’s now head of Russia and swallowed up part of a neighbor (and demolished Chechnya). He’s a liar, he’s a cruel son-of-a-bitch, and he’s into Russian expansion and personal embezzlement. Now you can make similar claims about Obama [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-25 12:03:54View | Delete

    Words are lovely, but here’s Putin’s war budget – heavy military, police & intellilgence spending the last 4 years while cutting social, health and education.

    Follow the money, not the self-serving bullshit. (yes, that goes for the US as well)

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-25 04:35:08View | Delete

    So Mr. Putin announced he was behind the “little green men” in Crimea and now announces he helped Yanukovych – but you don’t think he’s pulling any other strings, that separatists built their own tanks, and you’re comfortable building up the conspiracy theory that the Ukrainian government’s so evil it would set up a deliberate [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Conclusive evidence that two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Malaysia Airlines MH-17 by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-19 00:18:02View | Delete

    The “oligarchy” has certainly shown qualms about sacrificing innocent people, and let Crimea go without a shot so that it wouldn’t turn into a bloodsport. Oh, and they arranged a ceasefire – isn’t that “having qualms”? Their campaigns in Donbas with civilian casualties have been on the whole much more careful and much less bloody [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Conclusive evidence that two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Malaysia Airlines MH-17 by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-18 12:31:16View | Delete

    Two funny – 2 planes came up on both sides & fired in to kill the pilot? What is this, the Valentines Day Massacre with Al Capone? The Godfather? surprised they didn’t garrote him – was the windshield kicked out? BTW – expressions like “showed up while the wreckage was still smoldering” shouldn’t be taken [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Affordable Care Act Is Not Working Better Than Anyone Expected

    2014-10-09 21:36:16View | Delete

    All this noise and money has been over 6 million uninsured?
    Jesus, just buy them all free lunch. And pie.
    Color me McKayla.

  • Desider commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 9 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-09 21:31:07View | Delete

    So there’s no free lunch after all?
    If a company fracks in the woods and nobody sees it, did it really frack?

    Good collection – I like your “Vlad the Impaler” retrospective – think he’ll ever come out of the closet, or we’ll just have to speculate as to how manly is his manliness?

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-08 11:37:29View | Delete

    Tell your colleague that brought in “Eric Schmidt cooperates with the likes of Hilary anyone who gives $5 billion to Ukraine Nazi’s,…” – he/she’s a long way from discussing Google’s behavior with hoovering personal data.

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-08 03:33:04View | Delete

    You & Assange said everything that needs to be said, thanks. Re: Ukraine, I think the left is killing their credibility by joining in the Putin lovefest, and repeating demonstrably misleading claims like this $5 billion towards the coup just makes them look ridiculous and mendacious. Kinda like when Assange parses Eric Schmidt’s comments and [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post SEC Official Supports Libya’s Claim Against Goldman Sachs

    2014-10-07 11:53:44View | Delete

    Goldman Sachs was already sued for not doing its duty in the well-known Dragon Software voice recognition case, where they did no due diligence and encouraged the founders to take shares only to a Belgian company that crashed weeks later.

    Through a decade of litigation, Goldman Sachs’ lawyers proved they don’t have to do a damn thing for the money they charge, and are quite allowed to give self-serving damaging advice and there’s nothing the client can do about it except caveat emptor.

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-07 08:15:30View | Delete

    “with the likes of Hilary anyone who gives $5 billion to Ukraine Nazi’s” – can you stop with the bullshit already? The $5 billion was over 20 years, including help to clean up & decommission Chernobyl, to prop up Yanukovych – your favorite communist/Russian oligarchist – to support Donbas factories, and a lot of other [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-01 12:08:46View | Delete

    August 16 was during the Ukraine government advance –

    The rebel offensive started roughly 19-21 Aug. But fine, be right despite the facts.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-30 14:14:19View | Delete

    Huh? They didn’t discover some hidden truth – there was a new offensive backed by the Russians. Until that offensive started, the Ukrainian Army had taken quite a bit of territory back out of Donbas. No, I’m not going back to these dumb videos – they’re useless propaganda of the most virulent type. Yeah, I’m [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-30 02:12:39View | Delete

    I don’t want to waste more of my time watching ridiculous videos. Why did you post such a dumb irrelevant video in the first place? Those “Nazi battalions” just let Crimea go without fighting – please explain the Nazi behavior there. On Aug 16 you tried to prove the separatists were “winning” by posting a [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-29 21:16:23View | Delete

    That video of the “Nazis” “beating” the Ukrainian boy has to be the stupidest piece of “evidence” I’ve ever seen. (including the “beating” that consists of a single light head slap and several minutes of video showing the boy rolling his eyes.) It does no one credit here to be giving attaboys to such dumb [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-29 21:12:29View | Delete

    Yes, Novorossiya is a propagandist nostalgic term for loss of Empire, want it back. (Even Solzhenitsyn is getting into the act). Putin can’t very well call for renewing the Soviet Union (even though their trade association roughly rests on that through presumably peaceful means this time), so they harken back to their Catherine the Great [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Ray McGovern Triumphs over State Department

    2014-09-28 01:28:23View | Delete

    It’s lame that an analyst who briefed SoS’s has lowered himself to carnie stunts in the name of a “protest” in the middle of a darkened auditorium.

    Really, you think security or anyone else stopped to read his fucking t-shirt? Do you think “Veterans for Peace” is an actionable gripe about US foreign policy?

    Every neocon contends they want peace, as does Netanyahu. McGovern’s whole shtick was getting arrested and then complaining about getting arrested – unfortunately he missed the chance to make a point other than “I hate Hillary/war sucks”. It reminds me of Sinead’s well-publicized ripping up a picture of the Pope, where she completely forgot to get across the point she was protesting child sexual abuse within the church.

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