• ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: This and That

    2014-10-25 07:52:15View | Delete

    The Chicago Tribune, the Northwest Herald all have endorsed Bruce Rauner despite not having a budget much less a budget that adds up. His company got sued for old people dying of neglect at his nursing homes. He is on record for wanting to get rid of the minimum wage.

    When the Illinois legislature audaciously looted the retirement savings of the state’s public employees, many lawmakers dissented because the bill was clearly unconstitutional and immoral.

    But a smaller group voted “no” because they felt the cuts weren’t deep enough. They were taking their cues from the leading Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, who wants to eliminate defined benefit pension plans and force public employees into 401(k)-style plans, left to the vagaries of the stock market.


    http://www.afscme31.org/executive-reports/bruce-rauners-big-lie

  • You are not being repetitive we can’t have the CIA making deals that go against what the Pentagon is trying to do who cares who wins I think both sides are stupid. We as you note are paying both sides.
    Abe Lincoln ” A house divided cannot stand”

  • I can agree with that but do you have proof? Also who is to say that some, all Iraqi army members did not join ISIS after they dropped their weapons? ISIS after that battle suddenly attacked several cities you do need manpower to police cities even after you take them.
    Mayor Rahm can’t stop shooting in Chicago in a supposedly friendly population with over 12,000 cops.

    It has about 12,244 sworn officers and over 1,925 other employees


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Police_Department

    Granted the Chicago PD has been torturing people for much longer than Saddam was in power so they are better at it but still aside from fighters taking new territory ISIS needs police to hold the land they already got. Either the Iraqi army joined up after they surrendered or ISIS is actually popular in Northern Iraq. Fighting an army that is popular with the locals is always harder.

  • Next question Ghost solders are we really sure the Iraqi army that surrendered to ISIS wasn’t filled with what we in Chicago call ghost workers people who get a check but never go to work?
    Right now everyone assumes the Iraqi army was bigger and better armed but maybe the army was smaller since ghosts don’t go out at night and less well armed since ghosts will sell everything they can to make a buck. Chicago has a problem with things that go missing too.

  • Machiavelli notes in his book “the Prince” Mercs make the worse solders during peace time they have to be paid and during war they realize they need to stay alive to keep getting paid. My guess is the Sunni are worried if the Shia take over. In my home town the Klan started because Catholics were moving to the area. ISIS with its weird religious ideas, killing and rape are allot like the Klan.
    In other words we have in over 10 years not given the Sunni any reason to want to be part of Iraq much less risk their lives defending Iraq. They would prefer the Klan/ISIS rather than stay poor.
    Plus I’m betting ISIS pays better than the Iraqi army.

  • My guess is all the Iraqi army troops who surrendered joined ISIS since when does a bigger better armed gang surrender to a smaller less well armed gang and leave behind all their weapons?
    My guess is the Saudis paid the Iraqi army to switch sides. My guess is the Iraqi army sent to fight ISIS was mostly Sunni the Shia hoped they would wipe each other out.
    I can tell the Iraqi’s learned tactics from us.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post GA Sen: Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Narrow Lead

    2014-10-24 08:33:21View | Delete

    We get a bunch of articles about how the candidates are doing in the polls but we should get a mention of their views on the issues.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post GA Sen: Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Narrow Lead

    2014-10-24 08:10:03View | Delete

    What is her stand on the issues Fracking, abortion, rising the minimum wage, Obamacare, Immigration add any issues FDL thinks is important but we do need to know if she is worth our time to read about and or to mock.

  • Its been over ten years and we have not been able to make Iraq have an effective army at some point you just have to give up. One definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-24 07:29:52View | Delete

    Everything is rigged true but well the we were saying that about the financial markets right up until the day the bankers destroyed the economy and came begging for a handout. Look at how Enron’s schemes to make money became schemes to hide debt as they got bigger and bigger I am not sure the [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-24 07:24:28View | Delete

    Agreed and a price that low makes Canada tar sand oil a money loser and hurts the profit margin of fracking for oil as well, tracking for natural gas was already unprofitable.
    Of course given the cost to the environment all tracking and tar sands was not worth the cost at the old price.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 20:07:13View | Delete

    It is unprofitiable but the banks keep giving them loans why one day they think it will be profitable and of course they ignore green power.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 20:05:06View | Delete

    Agreed lots of talk about oil prices dropping right before an election very sucpicious. But with ISIS controlling Iraq’s northern oil production, Iran nuclear talks threatening Iran’s oil with embargo embargo, the Ukraine situation I would expect oil prices to rise not fall so that makes things even more suspicious. Have you ever let a [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 19:21:50View | Delete

    *UK. In London, Tories are raising the specter of hostile environmentalists and greenies standing in the way of a marvelous economic opportunity brought on by fracking south of London. Is London Mayor Boris Johnson aligning with the Cameron-Osborne pro-fracking

    Fracking does not make money, also Fracking wells run dry to soon to recoup the costs so [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 19:17:01View | Delete

    Just pointing out different ideas we get enough ideas talk/argue about them then try and reach consensus basic greek philosophy for discovering truth.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 19:14:29View | Delete

    *Russia-India-Iran. Seems India will be paying Russia for oil that will actually be coming from Iran to India, and Russia will assume “the risk of routing the funds to Tehran.” Not only that, but the money changing hands also changes currencies as it moves along its way.

    Why bury the lead? If Iran can sell oil [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 19:10:12View | Delete

    Of Course American banks very well might collapse because of all the money they invested in Fracking instead of solar and wind power 2 markets we just gave away to the EU and China.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 19:08:51View | Delete

    However if the Saudis are creating a price drop to drive the Frackers out of business…you do realize this might be the first Green Thing the Saudis have ever done.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-23 19:07:31View | Delete

    *Everywhere. Are oil prices plummeting because of “increased US production, slowing economies in Europe and China and steady production from . . . Opec”? Or an attempt to put the squeeze on Russia and Iran? Or is Saudi Arabia sitting out the price drop until it proves too much for US oil frackers and they “move [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post Looking for Firedoglake

    2014-10-23 13:29:59View | Delete

    FDL is Noah’s arc for sane, logical kind people, sadly the arc is not as crowded as it once was.

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