• Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Someone Else’s Government by David Cox.

    2014-07-25 20:58:57View | Delete

    A government of a nation, which will not care for the least of it’s citizens, is not a legitimate government. It is a dictatorship.
    A nation is the sum of it’s citizens.
    Perhaps we could say that a nation’s morality is best reflected by the scale of poverty??

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter by Norman Solomon.

    2014-07-22 11:40:35View | Delete

    John Kelly;
    Get over yourself! They don’t need your money, or your vote!
    All they need is for you to ‘believe’, that your money and your vote count for something. As long as you keep your head in the sand and “Believe”, you will not find the motivation to do anything constructive.

  • Mr. Gopal’s title may be even more appropriate than he knows. There was never any incentive for the US Military and government to end the invasion of Afghanistan. As evidenced by the American refusal of the offer to surrender Osama bin Laden; The entire objective was a protracted invasion and occupation. Wars for fun and [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post MMT’s job guarantee: oasis or mirage? by danps.

    2014-06-01 22:44:04View | Delete

    I’m happy to see a balance of rational debate on this fundamental question. One thing I can add, is that both the “Right to a job” and the “Get a job” camps seem to overlook one basic point: That being that all jobs cost money and resources beyond the actual wages and benifits packages. Nonproductive [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post I Asked the Cheneys About Bush Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou by Cassandra Rules.

    2014-05-26 14:38:13View | Delete

    Really! Some of these socalled “activists” are so random.
    Don’t they get the modern American paradigm.
    Truth and decency are sooo passe’.
    Just today, we see the delicious hypocracy of a US backed regime shelling and launching airstrikes against their own people. Good thing Sadam Hussein and Ghadaffi aren’t still around to launch discrimination lawsuits…

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Why I Don’t Want to See the Drone Memo by David Swanson.

    2014-05-22 09:04:32View | Delete

    Trouble makers, undesirables, and the unproductive, will be eliminated in that order.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJSp1skVIkA
    It is worth watching this, even if you did not take the time to watch “End of America”.

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Why I Don’t Want to See the Drone Memo by David Swanson.

    2014-05-22 08:38:02View | Delete

    Mr. Swanson is completely correct. Even demanding to see the ‘drone memo’ somehow legitimizes its value. This document has no value except as evidence for the prosecution of Barack Obama for crimes against humanity. As long as the people continue to grant power to the government, that power will be abused. The White House coven [...]

  • Divide and conquer Kap.
    This is a ‘false dichotomy’. If a person, a corporation, or a nation, has made an obligation; then that obligation must be fullfilled. What we see instead is a bureacratic squabble between competing underfunded liabilities, with the only winners being paper pushers. The disabled veterans are now only usefull as pawns in a political game.
    >’A person like me’, can see no point in alignment with “The Left”. My values are equally despised by both Right and Left. That sentiment is returned wholeheartedly!

  • Kap, This isn’t a Right/Left issue. You should not be swinging back to accept that BS paradigm! The point is that the government’s paymasters (banks) have no intention of paying the veterans of the wars they created and the bureaucracy has no intention of cutting into their structure/perks, to make up the shortfall. Everyone is grabbing madly for their own account, including in my mind, some of the veterans.
    When fairness cannot be established, when there is not enough for everyone; then pretty soon, there won’t be enough for anyone.
    Greed is futile because most people will never find “Enough”.

  • Good that you are covering this Kevin!
    The idea of a random and subjective “Perimeter” offends me. This sort of regulatory device could be used to justify invasive procedures and investigations of anyone, because there is apparently nothing in the procedure to prevent the line being set at 100 or two or even more miles from the object; much like the horrible “Border Security Zones”.
    When will people finally admit that the FBI is manufacturing “Terrorists” Just to justify their budgets and their heavy handed tactics?

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post A Walk Across New Hampshire For Aaron by themomcat.

    2014-01-11 23:07:26View | Delete

    I hope more people can reach that state of involvement.
    Petitions, twitterstorms, and even lawsuits, are mainly useless. Nobody sees your commitment, till they see your ass on the line!

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post 12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

    2014-01-11 13:04:04View | Delete

    How about a ring around Chelsea Manning’s prison? That is a lot easier and is essentially the same situation.

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post 12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

    2014-01-11 13:00:22View | Delete

    Absolutly disgusting!
    45 designated forever prisoners, even though there is no evidence against them? America, the land of the free and the home of the brave; Where nobody dares to stand up to their government.
    Even more disgusting is Canada; Where the government colluded in the military prosecution of Omar Khadar, and now holds him in a Canadian prison just because that is the easiest thing to do. A Fascist Bureaucracy going around in circles, collecting wages and benifits, taking vacations, and attending parties,…While Omar Khadar rots in prison. Most Canadians don’t even know who he is, never mind the backstory!

  • That is right Onit..The government has no interest in ‘keeping the average person safe’. In truth, they don’t have that ability. Shit Happens! Plagues, asteroids, car accidents, Bank Muggings…
    This Surveillance is all about keeping track of and control over anyone who might rise above the croud and threaten their control.
    As Kevin alluded, there is no intent to rein in the spying. This cat is out of the bag and the only solution is to exterminate it!

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-09 19:35:45View | Delete

    Yes Ohio. The “Vitriol” is overdone and unproductive. However, I brought it on myself. I should have just kept my “Opinions” to myself.
    There are both vested interests and fear at play in this debate. My punny efforts are unlikely to influence either.

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-09 18:10:42View | Delete

    Wow! What a lot of shrill screaming on a supposedly “Liberal” website. All because I stated that I didn’t agree with a certain point of view, and that I thought that point of view was based and supported on opinion. For the information of the person who tried to distinguish between “theory” and opinion; Let [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-08 21:21:41View | Delete

    Suffice to say that I’m in disagreement with nearly everyone here on this particular topic; I’m not ready for an argument tonight. Messers. Suzuki and Gore have displayed serious conflicts. One important thing for everyone on this discussion is to realize and to admit; that most of what we believe and say, is opinion or [...]

  • Not just “Tools of the NSA”, but actual benificiaries of the NSA spying activities which fed information about foreign competitors to American corporations. (Remember that industrial espionage was one thing Snowdon reported)

  • The above comment was in no way a critisism of Kevin Gztolla or any of the others who stood out to report on Manning’s trial, nor am I critical of Manning’s legal team. They all did their part the very best they could.
    Most of us don’t have their tallents or educations. However, it doesn’t take too much education to know what is right or wrong, and it does not take a degree to ‘Put your boots on the ground’ in front of a military machine that is crushing freedom.
    Stand up for Freedom!

  • The government and the corpocracy cannot allow Whistleblowing! There are hundreds of Edward Snowdons, Russel Tices, and Chelsea Mannings, waiting in the wings, daring only to leave their information hidden in the hope that some future generation will find it. If those many people felt free to tell what they know, Americans would be facing prosecution in The World Court and at home. The social order would be given a body blow it might not recover from.
    Unless and until large numbers of people can find their courage to ‘Physically’ protect Whistleblowers, not much will change. Legal and moral defences are fine in good times, we can see how much good that did for Chelsea Manning….The government ‘protects’ her now, In Prison.
    Protective custody,,,,Right?

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