Category Archives: Bush

Now We’re Angry About Spying?

None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even … Continue reading

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Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts – New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the National Security Agency has spied on hundreds of people inside the U.S. Greg Russak‘s insight: Quick reminder.  See on http://www.nytimes.com

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What and With Whom is the Tea Party So Upset?

The marginal tax rate for median income earners has been unchanged at 15% since 1987. See http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=226 So what exactly is everyone – especially those in the Tea Party – so upset about, why, and with whom? Could it be … Continue reading

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American-Bred Terrorists Causing Alarm For Law Enforcement

Everyone saw the headline, right? American-Bred Terrorists Causing Alarm For Law Enforcement What do they mean, “law enforcement”???? WTF is that???? I thought we were at war!?!?? WAR ON TERROR!!!! War means the military, not law enforcement; otherwise, why would … Continue reading

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A Condensed History and Plea for a Better Future

Dateline: October 29, 1929 U.S. stock market crashes. That wouldn’t have been such a big deal for most Americans in 1929 except that unregulated banks had invested their depositor’s funds into the stock market, too, and without having to tell … Continue reading

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Style Over Substance

http://wimp.com/fareedzakaria/ If I may offer my own opinion (and even if I may not), I would begin by saying that our society is rooted in a culture that values style over substance. (There’s a bold statement, eh?!?!) We only have … Continue reading

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Physicians group accuses CIA of testing torture techniques on detainees – latimes.com

Physicians group accuses CIA of testing torture techniques on detainees – latimes.com I only wish I could be surprised by this….. There’s only one way to determine the truth and that’s to pursue these findings for what they are – … Continue reading

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One Person’s Perspective on the Federal Debt as a % of GDP

What’s been the history of the Federal debt, what’s been happening over time, and who’s been in power when it happened? Initial searches weren’t very efficient and it was hard to find a reasonable summary. Here’s one of them: http://zfacts.com/p/318.html. … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Club of California: Torture Touches Everybody#links

Commonwealth Club of California: Torture Touches Everybody#links This erudite review of the “moral hazards” of the Bush administration, as well as what is now expected from President Obama – and how he’s already failing to demonstrate his commitment to the … Continue reading

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To torture or not to torture….there’s no question and only one answer

So a friend asks me the big red herring “what if” question that presumably justifies torture: “(I am) in charge of interrogation of this suspect named Osamabama Bin Laden. He has been captured and is boasting, backed by other evidence … Continue reading

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