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  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Incontrovertible Proof Russia Invaded Ukraine and Putin Stole Crimea by wendydavis.

    2014-09-02 18:32:55View | Delete

    Speaking of “eh wot?” (OT coming), you ever read zerohedge? JHFC on a cracker, some of their stuff I find useful, but man sometimes they have some “theories” that really make my head hurt. Tonight was one of them. I must’ve done about 10 “eh wot’s?” before finally just had to stop reading. Drought in [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Incontrovertible Proof Russia Invaded Ukraine and Putin Stole Crimea by wendydavis.

    2014-09-02 15:50:54View | Delete

    Well, no, the intent here is not the “truth” – it’s to … and build Putin up as the supporter of freedom and human rights

    Can you link to a single example of this??? Oh, and if sending a few hundred or even a couple of thousand of troops into a country is invading it, how [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Helpless by Big Al .

    2014-09-02 15:40:23View | Delete

    You may be right, but my anecdotal experience has led me to the conclusion that once those who are ignorant of the facts are shown them, most STILL refuse to see. I’ve seen this countless times now in my dealings with family, friends, and others. One indicator of this is current polling on the Iraq [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Nixon Wouldn’t Have Authorized Torture, Suggests John Dean by spocko.

    2014-09-02 14:50:50View | Delete

    Heh, Richard Nixon wouldn’t have authorized torture, and Obama authorizes assassinations. And we’re supposed to believe Obama is a progressive/socialist/communist. And still many cling to the let’s vote for the LOTE because it’s worked so well the “liberal” Democrat today is to the right of the moderate to conservative Republican 40 years ago. Yeah, that [...]

  • Yes this is bribery without the explicit quid pro quo, but what do you suggest be done??

    Pass a law that says once a politician loses an election, s/he must remain unemployed for x number of months/years? Pass a law that says a politician can’t accept a job making more than $X.xx for x number of months/years??? Pass a law that says a politician can’t accept a job in an industry that had legislation impacting it that s/he cast votes on??? (That would likely rule out every industry)

    Maybe the solution is to vote in a new set of pols EVERY election (brand new 535 House members and 33/34 brand new Senators every two years) and maybe even the oligarchs will run out of jobs to offer them???

    I dunno, this one is hard, but I’ve a feeling the ultimate responsibility once again resides with we the people, by using our votes or our wallets to stop this sort of thing. It’s hard to imagine how a regulation or law could do it.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post America’s Other Other Other Other War: Somalia

    2014-09-02 11:59:21View | Delete

    We’re going to run out of the word “other” soon so Webster’s or somebody better get to work manufacturing some more.

  • LOL.

    Stock options and other “benefits” though likely make it more like $10 million, $3.5 million is just salary. Poor guy. Wonder how the family will make it?

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Helpless by Big Al .

    2014-09-02 11:45:15View | Delete

    I think if “we” wanted to, meaning enough people, not even necessarily a majority but a significant minority, perhaps we could stop it. But as things stand now, no we can’t. I don’t think, or at least am not confident, that we could “win” any sort of “conflict” (war/revolution/whatever) no matter how many of us [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:36:23View | Delete

    The sad thing is though the “parents” are mostly buying it.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:35:11View | Delete

    it’s forkin’ Louisiana.

    and Arkansas and North Carolina and….

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:34:23View | Delete

    Thanks Suz!!! Luv seeing your fonts!

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:33:55View | Delete

    As eCAHN replied, because they can. For anyone paying attention (and you can bet the farm cops have been paying attention) for the past several years every time, or 99% of the time, a cop is even charged with a crime, the trial ends up with a not guilty verdict. And most don’t even get [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:30:18View | Delete

    I’ll try. Health not so good. Thanks for reading.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:29:27View | Delete

    LOL, just noticed that. Thanks. And I was worried whether I had pasted too much. I do think I was closer than you imply though. The article wasn’t that long, although it did include a video (which I couldn’t watch because none of the videos at NBC work for me, not that I’m complaining). For [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Update on “Suicide” of Handcuffed Man in LA by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-02 11:27:27View | Delete

    If they do, it will be a surprise. I would be shocked. (for real)

  • Yeah, if there’s one thing the PTB have, it’s plenty of money to make propaganda with.

    Expecting a counter to FireDogLake any day now, IceCatDesert, or ICD (pronounced “icked”) will have hundreds or thousands of posters and commenters a day, all cheering on war with [fill in the blank at the appropriate time].

    Ick.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Indefensible and Illegal Israeli Land Seizure Given Laughable Reasoning by Paul Phillips.

    2014-09-02 10:45:51View | Delete

    If the U.S. government did truly agree the expansion was illegal and Israel should stop this action along with its violence against Palestinians, it might stop arming Israel or, at the very least, call for damaging economic sanctions against the country.

    OR, at the very, very least, they could simply stop vetoing UN resolutions. They wouldn’t [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Lawsuits Show ‘Wage Theft’ Occurring Throughout Country

    2014-09-02 10:29:11View | Delete

    Wages have also been stolen for the past couple of decades in the form of ALL, as in nearly 100%, of productivity gains have gone to owners and NONE to wages.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Helpless by Big Al .

    2014-09-02 10:26:34View | Delete

    Yep, I was ridiculed widely around here for continuously saying “not so fast” for all the high fives that were being handed out for “stopping a war with Syria” and predicted it was just the beginning. And make no mistake, once they’ve bombed ISIS in Syria, they won’t stop there. The real goal is to [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded! by David Swanson.

    2014-09-02 10:11:40View | Delete

    Because you let them. Because you don’t want to believe they commit such atrocities.

    *standing and cheering* Damn straight. No accountability, and the American people, at the core, are to blame. Because they simply REFUSE to believe our exceptional government can be evil. Even when you walk them straight up to the smoking gun evidence and [...]

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