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Interesting that a learned UGA professor doesn't understand the meaning of the term "geopolitical." That term does not encompass terrorist attacks or military action. Romney made it clear he was referring to the way Putinm (Medvedev was only a seat warmer) was - and is - cockblocking us on the world political stage. One of the great failures of the liberal mind is the inability to grasp subtlety, nuance and distinction. And so yet again we get libs mocking what they fail to understand, turning themselves into a mockery in the process. But unfortunately the VAST majority of Americans failed to understand the nuances of Romney's statements as well. And that's a microcosmic glimpse into why we're all in this sinking boat.
They won't go door to door. They'll just make arrests of convenience. Either way, it will go to court in the end. It is unavoidable. But maybe Connecticut residentws will figure out the elections ahve consequences, and get someone in there to reverse course on this mockery.
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FlamingCapitalist Wrote: Mar 04, 2014 4:17 PM
I agree Ted. We should not be involved beyond trhe typical covert subversive maneuvering. Let the spies work it, keep the visible stuff in the scabbard. I'm tired of playing savior for a multitude of ingrate countries. And I think it's a bit late for the EU to be trying to curb Putin. If they wanted to do thaqt they should have taken that stance years ago, and maybe this wouldn't be happening. The EU is every bit as weak-willed as Obama. And if Obama has a lot of corporate donators screaming in his ear about their interests, I say this to them: You were fool enough to invest in Ukraine, now you take what your chosen market has given you. Be smarter next time.
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FlamingCapitalist Wrote: Mar 04, 2014 3:59 PM
I have to agree. This is a very difficult situation for America. We are not at war with Russia and cannot afford to even risk conflict. Putin knows this. Ther real issue is this: the same is true for Russia - they cannot risk conflict with us. BUT, knowing who's in the White House allows Putin to push the envelope to an extent that Obama would never have the balls to consider. Both countries are dramatically constrained, but the Obama presidency creates a healthy amount of wiggle room for Putin while his ballsy hard line gives us NONE.
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FlamingCapitalist Wrote: Mar 04, 2014 3:59 PM
I have to agree. This is a very difficult situation for America. We are not at war with Russia and cannot afford to even risk conflict. Putin knows this. Ther real issue is this: the same is true for Russia - they cannot risk conflict with us. BUT, knowing who's in the White House allows Putin to push the envelope to an extent that Obama would never have the balls to consider. Both countries are dramatically constrained, but the Obama presidency creates a healthy amount of wiggle room for Putin while his ballsy hard line gives us NONE.
"The tyrant in Moscow." Hmmmm, ballsy. Call it like it is Marco.
The REAL problem here is social security, because Social Security is NOT a welfare program!! I see the line item every time I get a paycheck, and it indicates I am PAYING INTO Social Security. This is why people refuse to allow the government to cut it. Because it's OUR money! All the welfare programs - including Obamacare - can get whacked to the ground for all I care. But Congress BETTER approach SS reform in a very delicate way. Because SS has become the single largest robbery scheme every perpetrated. This is EXACTLY what happens when you trust big, centralized government with your money. It's a DISASTER!
People continue to fail to understand the funding structure that underlies this abortion of a bill. To remove the parts of it that are most offensive would be to remove the market-based subsidizations that help to pay for expanded plans for the poor. If everyone is not required to purchase full-on, Obamacare-approved insurance then the entire cost/profit structure insurance companies are currently using would collapse. Premiums would rise even more. The ONLY solution to this God-forsaken disaster is FULL repeal of the law.
Mike I agree with you in principle. But like anything else, the ability to have someone committed is a power that is just begging to be misused and abused. At what point will the government expand that power to eliminate anyone who stands against their agenda? Mental health is an incredibly complex, tricky thing. To enact broad-brush one-size-fits-all lawsin this area would most likely wind up stripping us of our liberties, just like everything else the government passes.
I'm the most pro-2nd amendment guy on the planet, and here's something I've been pondering. When a person makes the fateful decision to fire his gun, he is rightly held accountable for any damage that bullet does once it leaves the muzzle. My question is this: Should each gun owner be held accountable for responsibly securing his guns in at least a reasonble way, so that the person who owns a gun used in a killing spree can face charges if that gun was negligently stored and therefore made available to a shooter who might not have gained access to one otherwise? I know guns inside and out, and therefore I understand the damage small children, untrained and disturbed persons could do with a firearm. So I meticulously lock mine away in keyed safes and biometric lock boxes. The loaded weapons I keep in my house for self-defense cannot be accessed by ANYONE other than myself and my wife. Or someone who has cut off one of our fingers I suppose. What are the thoughts of Town Hallers? Actually, you know what? Forget it. The government has never done a single thing right, why would I trust them to handle something like this? NO NEW GUN LAWS. AT ANY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT. EVER. AND put every one that's on the books "on trial" to test for Constitutionality and repeal them if they fail. Which ALL of them should. Thank you to those who stuck with this post through the musings to get to this point. (What's wrong with you?? :) )
The dems would have you believe that just by their very existence they instill some sense of homicidal confidence in people, for lack of a better term. Apparently they give off a heretofore unknown form of brainwashing radiation that turns happy, puppy-loving people into mass murderers. Leave it up to Feinstein to unlock the preeminent scientific discovery of our generation! Apparently my gun safe, which houses a whole lot of guns, was luckily constructed with just the right kind of paint, or steel, or something, that has blocked this radiation from influencing me. Never have I picked one of my inanimate possessions up and shot a person, shot at a person, or even wanted to shoot a person. I know, what are the odds of escaping the effects of such an evilly pervasive form of radiation, right? Just lucky I guess. Thank you, Stack-On gun safes!!
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