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I disagree. The release of the report serves the purpose of letting the public know about the US authorities desire to torture prisoners, and their willingness to give our enemies an excuse to torture our captured soldiers, or other Americans. It also shows that, in spite of torturers' desires, torture ensures that such prisoners will remain enemies of the US. And the report shows that torture doesn't save lives or reveal information that can be obtained without torture (something that's already been examined and reported, but hey, certain people think torture is a good thing, provided they aren't being tortured themselves).
Boehner/McConnell and the GOP establishment show that they are big spending, big government RINOs. They funded an entre year rather than until the new, more conservative, congress arrives, because they don't want the spending cut. What's more, the GOP establishment shows it's all for amnesty and Obamacare, in spite of the rhetoric of politicians like Boehner who's campaign website which lies that " John is leading the fight to fully repeal and defund" Obamacare. The GOP establishment is just a bunch of power hungry liars, just like Obama and the Democrats. It's no wonder both of these groups attack the only real conservatives, the Tea Party (not the GOP liars who claim they are Tea Party types) libertarians. And there are only about 30 of them in Congress. It's unfortunate the GOP establishment lies to conservatives, and that conservatives believe them and give them their votes. Conservatives, and the public, deserves what we get, because that's how they voted.
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Millennials

MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 1:31 PM
"you have to know something that has value" Garner knew that selling single cigarattes had value to smokers in NYC. Too bad government has outlawed that, along with many other jobs of value. Such as any jobs that have value below the minimum wage. Or jobs that have value, until you have to pay for the employee's Obamacare premiums. And there are many more laws making working illegal. They are reported every day. Today you might read about Airbnb or Uber being outlawed in some jurisdictions, to the benefit of the politically connected taxi/hotel unions.
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Millennials

MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 1:28 PM
Hey Barone, the government is making promises to pay us (Social Security and Medicare) that won't be kept. The liberal NYT tells us the real debt is $210 trillion (the official debt being $18 trillion) because the government doesn't count promises to pay Social Security and Medicare for the debt like they count promises to pay grandma for her Treasury bonds, and the real deficit was $5 trillion last year!. Given that government won't pay back its obligations, why shouldn't millenials become heavily indebted? They can pay back the loans with future hyper inflated dollars, or we'll have a debt jubilee and the creditors will lose everything. I don't see any action on the part of the RINOs controlling the GOP to do anything about it. They just ensure the spending continues, and make excuses about it.
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Temper Tantrum in Greece

MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 1:21 PM
Those in Greece who've been doing well thanks to state spending, will soon find that government spending drying up, and political promises broken (that couldn't be kept anyway). Hopefully Greeks will see that government still does its legitimate job of protecting citizens lives, property, liberty and pursuit of happiness, rather than engaging in theft for the benefit of the politically connected (including those who'd rather government take from others for their needs, rather than being free and responsible for taking care of themselves). Dang, it sounds like this is coming soon to America.
I thank Gruber for being honest about Obamacare, but dislike him for his position supporting Democrat lies to get it passed. Now the Democrats are using him as a scapegoat (when it was they who passed the plan and told the lies). The Democrats rewarded him with his large compensation (for his computer code that modeled the economic effects of government meddling in the health care marketplace - one that yielded "answers" that the Democrat politicians liked as it helped justify the lies about Obamacare's benefits and costs), but now want his head for telling the truth. Republican politicians, at least those who support freedom and would like a free market in health care, are the ones who aren't trying to ruin his reputation. But then Gruber also tried to walk back his truthful remarks, showing where his loyalty lies. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jonathan-gruber-to-msnbc-my-stupidity-of-the-american-voter-remark-was-inappropriate/ He ought to stick with the truth, then you don't have to weave webs of lies to deceive others.
The blacks protesting for Brown seem to be more interested in breaking the law and looting for their own benefit, rather than in "justice." The so-called peaceful protesters (who couldn't be found in Ferguson) want the police to protect them from criminals like Brown. Unfortunately, Obama's actions will lead to less protection for black neighborhoods, as the police avoid them to avoid situations like when Wilson ran across Brown.
Seems to me Obama's calculating that he'll get more votes from angry blacks that think all cops are racists, then from the government employed police that he'll lose, and who now see Obama as willing to throw the police under the bus for his personal benefit. One unintended consequence (for liberals like Obama) is that police will now avoid black neighborhoods even more resulting in more black crime victims. I don't think Obama has calculated the black votes Democrats will lose from blacks who open their eyes and see Obama doesn't care if the police don't protect them from criminals like Brown or Travon Martin.
See http://www.cato.org/blog/freshman-republicans-switch-tea-kool-aid And for more evidence of GOP support of crony crapitalism see: http://www.cato.org/blog/republicans-join-democrats-save-corporate-welfare-again http://www.cato.org/blog/big-sugar-wins-senate http://www.cato.org/blog/republican-freshmen-protect-big-government http://www.cato.org/blog/no-more-solyndras-act-charade
While Williams shows that the Import/Export Bank is just crony crapitalism, he doesn't provide the political perspective of who supports such crony crapitalism. Based on what Democrats say, you'd think this was a product of the GOP and their 1% rich friends. However, what you'll find in the voting record, is that nearly 100% of Democrats support crony crapitalism, while about 50% of the GOP does as well. It turns out that most in the GOP are all for crony crapitalism (which will hurt them in elections when it comes to voters, thought it may lead to them having more campaign cash - though at a much larger expense to taxpayers). Of the 87 Tea Party freshmen elected in 2010, only 26 have reliably voted to end crony crapitalsim. Most of the GOP is the part of the rich, along with the Democrats. And I say this as a fiscal conservative. RINOs won't be getting my vote - I'd rather the Democrat win than a liberal claiming to be a GOP conservative.
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