That’s right. It appears that she feels a need to declassify information that will give dates, names and occurrences where the CIA used torture to extract information from enemy individuals. Well, the torture issue is not new. What happened was some tapes from an enemy combatant were erased by the CIA to save lives. Feinstein and her committee decided to investigate the CIA and the CIA starting looking……with interest….into Dianne Feinstein. This is more a case of ruffled feathers than anything else. Also, because the Senate will change political sides come January; if Feinstein doesn’t release this report now, the new Senate will never let it get released. So for ruffled feathers and for little, if any, new information on tactics and techniques, Feinstein will put American lives in peril, as well as make it near impossible for future endeavors to get intel from foreign nationals or governments. It is hard to fathom how 8 years of a Dem president and 8 years of a Dem Senate with 4 years of a Dem House could set back this country 60 to 80 years. How do you explain this stuff to grandbabies and great grandbabies, who ask you how it came about and why was it allowed to come about.
Why is the question I tend to ask. You have a liberal agenda that has failed every step of the way. At each turn, when that specific item on the agenda is questioned, dodges, spin, division and lies are thrown in our face to keep us at bay. At least till the next agenda item comes forefront. Now I agree with Gruber about the American people being stupid: not all of them, mind you, just the stupid ones. So why would the conservatives or Republicans feel uneasy about not appeasing those stupid Americans. I sure wouldn’t. Look where that philosophy has gotten them and us so far.
It is time, now, to start setting the agenda for the new Congress. Obama-the-petulant-child wants to go in front of the mic with immigration reform. Let him. Let him pull that cart on his own. Any other idiots that want to hitch their horses to that cart, well, let them do it also. They can all go down in flames together. As far as ANY agenda THIS Congress going forward; the only thing I see that needs negotiation is the budget extension. Let them play with just that for a bit…..and a short bit at that. Like a couple of months worth. Then with the new Congress they can start cutting back the pork and funding only things essential for our citizens. We don’t need the help of those Dems who refused to clean their own house and do things right for America. The pipeline has been waiting for almost 6 years. It can wait a few more months.
I see things like this: the Dems made this mess with their own rules. Soon they will not be the majority of power and want things fairer on the playing field. They also want to change the rules back to what they were to have the opportunity to obstruct again. Why in God’s name would a sane person even consider that? How many times before has this happened where the American citizen gets burned because of a “benevolent party” doing what is “right and fair”? The rules have been made and set. Let them Dems live and learn from their mistakes…..as we all have had to. Let them purge the crap from their party. Let Obama’s last 2 years be as Bush’s were. Let’s give the American people what they voted for and take away from the stupid people.
It is crunch time for candidates for office. Anything and everything is being said. There have been accusations of wrong doing 20 years ago. Calling women candidates “whore”. Saying that a candidates’ constituency don’t like women and are racists…….and this is a Southern state. I have heard crap from local candidates in other states just as bad and false. Seems that the liberals have become so emboldened by their own lies and status under this regime that they feel Superman in nature. Uh, I don’t think so. Even the perpetuators of lies on this site have scurried back into the woodwork. It is as if Armageddon is upon them and the hand of GOD will soon smite. C’mon guys, things aren’t that bad. What is actually happening here is that those “stupid people” that the liberals like keeping in the dark are starting to see that Dem words don’t make it so. Just imagine how much quicker these same voters could have been enlightened if they had done just a wee bit of research. And women are seeing that the only war on women that exists is being perpetuated by the Dems. Same with the racism. Yes, there are still die hard dummies out there that will never learn but, hey, they believe in Reverend Al and the like. In that there is no hope.
It is so very hard to defend the indefensible. We have always known that here at NVTH and have tried for years to get the point across (as well on how to see the difference) to those slow witted individuals who get their information solely from the government and liberal (Dem) sites. Where are your voices now? Defend what is going on here. The election is Tuesday and American politics are about to change once more. The freebies may be going the way of the Dodo, illegals going back across the border, your president being denied supreme rule and possibly impeached if he really is as stupid as I believe, and Nancy Pelosi not getting air time to espouse any useless tripe. Where are the left supporters in all this?
Banned from yet another leftist blog. I got there via the The Middle Class Political Economist, which has some interesting articles. Unfortunately, the host “moderates” all comments, which can take days (if at all — it seems some get “lost”), so there is no conversation to speak of. But some articles were cross-posted, and does not so “moderate” commentary.
Well, at first viewing it looked like a sane economics blog, with some interesting analysis of Fed interest rate policy, labor share and labor force participation rates, etc. No such luck. It’s full of intolerant libs who, if you disagree with their socialist policies, start calling one racist, stupid, arrogant, anti-poor, 370H $$@, etc. Finally, I was banned — ostensibly for repeatedly “introducing a new topic” (a.k.a. “hijacking”) threads. Indeed, in the last instance, the topics I was discussing were introduced by the original poster herself. It seems that the “new topics” I introduced were facts, logic, and reason. And they just cannot handle that.
I doubt that any of the commenters there will deign to come here. I applaud Troll and Special Ed for having the balls to stick to their guns when they are in the minority. The folks at Angry Bear cannot handle the comments of even a single conservative.
I have read till my eyes were bloodshot. I picked the articles I felt most appropriate and informative. If you REALLY, REALLY want to know what you are up against, read them. Yes, they can be a VERY long read but we’ll worth it if you seek good understanding. For me, the more I read, the more confused I got because of all the ambiguity, inference, and just the “muddy lines” of acceptance. Know this: the Executive Branch is more powerful than you may have thought, and without constraints or watchdogs in all matters, can easily get out of control by things perceived. Bottom line is that we, the people, may suffer greatly for nothing more than political ideology, favoritism to certain groups or individuals, or just visions of grandeur. This is a case for me of “the more you know, the less you like”. That’s just me.
The first article is a basic primer for very general knowledge.
This article here delves very deeply into pros, cons, and citing examples from various administrations, focusing heavily on the Clinton Administration.
And, lastly, this article , which talks further about more presidents and their orders.
There are plenty more articles out there but I learned enough and picked these 3 that would allow you to learn enough. I guess perception is what is needed here as to what type of America is being built. Most of these orders don’t get reviewed by successive administrations, which means we are stuck with them. Not good. Not good at all.
As can be read here, the Ebola virus comes in five known strains. It is nasty and it is deadly…..up to 90% rate of fatality. Good thing it stays on the African continent where it sprang from, right? Not so much. Because the world is getting smaller, with more people and more use of transportation, nothing is off the table. Here is a story on the recent outbreak. And with the previous article you will note that it is being transmitted by animals but not causing outbreak in humans. It leaves “antibodies” in the victim. ANY virus can come back to life in a human under the correct conditions.
Unfortunately, many diseases seem to thrive and survive in areas where there are poor conditions of human life, like third world countries. And, although many good Samaritans are working in those areas to uplift that lifestyle, sometimes the best that can be done is to keep things in check–no better and no worse. With that in mind, as well the “benign” looking symptoms that Ebola starts with, think about people coming to this country unchecked medically. Think of the diseases which have been eradicated here making a comeback from people entering our borders……checked and unchecked. We live in an environment today with people and an administration that carry a laissez faire attitude about illegals entering our country. The stew is being made right under our noses.