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FDR Déjà Vu

sjpatejak Wrote: May 01, 2014 5:33 PM
First, Japan is not "some isolated island in the South Pacific where the primary trade is raising rice." It's a group of islands in the western pacific above 30oN. In 1941 it was heavily industrialized and perfectly capable of building advanced weaponry. Second, Roosevelt's sanctions were directed against Japan's invasion of China and French Indo-China.
How: By force By what right: We're civilized Christians and they're not! For what purpose: Whatever we civilized Christians want to do
Here's the text of the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=26&page=transcript
At the time there was an American Army occupying Mexico City. The Mexicans were forced to give up this land. And back to the main point of the article, the federal government acquired the land, therefore it's federal land.
So if an abortion clinic meets certain standards, you have no objection to its operations?
So you belive that homosexuals should openly serve the the military, as is currently permitted by the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
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Harmless Drones Get Federal Flak

sjpatejak Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 6:54 PM
PS: Those drones aren't going to seem so harmless if one of them gets sucked into the engine of an airliner.
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Harmless Drones Get Federal Flak

sjpatejak Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 6:53 PM
So if a plane is flying from say Boston to Cinncinnati, it should have to go through half a dozen different state air-traffic control systems? The Constitution doesn't talk about airspace, because the concept didn't exist before the 20th century. However, it does talk about interstate commerce, which includes air travel.
All of Nevada was acqired from Mexico by the federal government in 1848. When the federal government admitted Nevada into the union in 1864, it retained owneship of most of that land. Some of it was given away to homesteaders, railroads, etc. The rest of it, which nobody wanted at the time, remained under federal ownership.
Robert Byrd, Al Gore SR., and J William Fulbright are DEAD
Question: "So why on earth is Lee co-sponsoring a bill introduced last month that would ban online gambling throughout the country, instead of letting each state decide whether to allow Internet-assisted poker? " Answer:"he bill Lee supports, which would ban 'any bet or wager' placed via the Internet, was instigated by casino magnate and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, who would prefer not to worry about online competition." As long as you allow big money to dominate politics, you're going to have this problem. Lee needs money to run his campaign. Adelson is willing to give it to him fo a quid-pro-quo.Otherwise, Adeslon might support one of Lee's opponents.
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