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Maybe it is just a story for the media to publish and make money with. If the conclusion is that it is not an intelligence matter, does it require more or less intelligence to keep it personal and private rather than very public? If personal and private equated to "secret" or "confidential" are these simply matters of personal choice related to discretion? People are victims of discretion all the time.
People in government represent the great divide between the experience of the common man and those who are affected by the halls of wealth and power. It is the air they breathe that distorts their perception of reality. Sadly and, perhaps tragically, for the nation his policies--whatever they represent--are a false hope born and borne of the deceit of debt. The "peace at any price" mentality of the 60s is what has formed and tempered the generation which strangely reveres the memory of him who said, "bear any burden, fight any foe" and indebtedness if both the burden and the foe. What these people have in common is a degree in law. They don't even know what law means.
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Black and White Standards

John1171 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 2:44 PM
" a president is not to be held accountable to his promises and past record and that his past record is no indication of his future behavior." Come to think of it, this does sound like a Wall Street analysis for the option and future of black crude !
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Maybe They're Just That Dumb

John1171 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 4:11 AM
Combine the concept of personal "freedom of choice" with "situation ethics" and you pretty much have liberalism in a nutshell or a nut case, as the person may be. If success and failure are not the criteria by which we, in the analysis of others, determine that their beliefs or philosophy or principles are flawed, we are probably members of organized crime who have not been caught.....yet, or members of a vast, right-wing, fundamentalist-Christian conspiracy that is out to virtually enslave the world. So, while desiring the equality of the fruits of success, they detest and reject the means and representatives of the means by which success is achieved. Why? It is incongruous. You're right. "Maybe they are just that dumb."
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Obama is War on Women Casualty

John1171 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:49 AM
The history of women's liberation, from the deception of Eve in the garden by the wicked serpent and the resulting murder of Abel by Cain, to the contemporary omniscience, omnipotence and media-effectuated omnipresence-ability of the current Secretary of State and the murder of the U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi, really indicates that, in spite of all the distracting trappings of modern society, not much has change relative to the consequences of a "woman's right to choose." Don't they wish they had stuck to a personal privacy regarding all the various problematic and intimate issues involving the egg? Why all the politicization? What does it really get them? Attention?
Ah, yes, voter suspension of common sense along with democratic encouragement and use of "legitimate fraud" should do the trick.
From what we know and don't know about the current administration, situation ethics seems to be the experiential guiding light, or "the edge of night," if you prefer, forming the basis of their political strategery. Maybe we are overwhelmed by the implications of the changes in technology with which we are finding it difficult to keep up. As for global warming, isn't it just possible that all the political hot air that is being bantered about is the real cause?
Given his extensive background in community organizing as represented by the model city of Chicago, especially the South Side, he will probably go back there and purchase a home in a nice, safe, quiet area where he can write his memoirs of the greatest presidency of the third millennium or perhaps, in the best interests of the innovation of the Reformed Health Care Act, he will write a psychology textbook, "Delusion and How I Deal With It." Or, perhaps a text on race relations, "Black and White: seeing race through the prism of the rainbow coalition." I am sure the presidency provides plenty of fodder for the unemployed national CEOs to exploit. Putting it in a book is the only way, they have a sense, of being able to control it.
Work makes life sweet. It logically follows that idleness or joblessness makes life bitter. Playing golf may be fun, but it is not work, unless you are really trying for that elusive "hole in one" and it clearly represents a distinction between the life style of the rich and famous and the jobless and unknown. When he is jobless and unknown, I will feel a lot better about America.
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Obama Makes Miracles Happen

John1171 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 6:02 AM
If the jobs numbers are truthful, it is certainly a convenient and timely truth. We, undoubtedly, are supposed to discern, having access to source information of unquestionable veracity. Maybe it is an example of redistribution. Every body else has everybody else's which is certainly unconfusing, which is evidently not a legitimate word since spellchecker has underlined it in red. Perhaps the correct word is unconfounding. No, spellchecker decided, from its programmed database, that confounding is wrong, too. I suppose the government already knew that but it is good strategy.
It is the failure of practice or practical application which proves the falsehood of philosophy or theory of operation. Being uncertain of the principles of operation, the failure of operation ought to dictate that change is necessary, What they are confused about, like the people who listen to them, is why they insist that the philosophy, ideally, ought to work when, practically, in reality, it has not, does not and will not. There is none so blind as he who WILL not see.
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