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this pressed: All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say About Iraq – ProPublica (at Ralphs and other markets ar 30% rebates!)


 

All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say About Iraq – ProPublica.

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just a thought: “even the best theories don’t live through their application in practice!” (George-b ©always)


just a thought: “even the best theories don’t live through their application in practice!”

(George-b ©always)

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quotation: James Madison


I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss

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QUOTATION: John F. Kennedy


And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON DIES OF PNEUMONIA (1841)


William Henry Harrison Dies of Pneumonia (1841)

When at age 68 Harrison became the 9th president of the US, he was the oldest man yet to step into that role. Despite his age, he paid little heed to the cold, wet weather on the day of his inauguration and proceeded to deliver the longest inaugural speech in US history—without hat or overcoat. Pneumonia claimed his life a month later, making him the first American president to die in office and making his presidency the briefest ever. According to legend, he was the first victim of what curse? More… Discuss

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QUOTATION: John Quincy Adams


Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss

 

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Haïku – Destiny, by George -B


Haïku – Destiny, by George -B

First the body dies
then it’s moved six feet under
headstone falls over.

 

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Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance – ProPublica


Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance – ProPublica.

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Obama’s Changes to Government Surveillance – NYTimes.com


English: In January 2009, President of the Uni...

Obama’s Changes to Government Surveillance – NYTimes.com.

 

 

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From Democracy Now: “The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s “Neo-Con” Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech”


From Democracy Now:  “In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama openly embraced an aggressive military doctrine backed by previous administrations on using armed force beyond the international norm of self-defense. Obama told the world that the United States is prepared to use its military to defend what he called “our core interests” in the Middle East: U.S. access to oil. “[Obama] basically came out and said the U.S. is an imperialist nation and we’re going to do whatever we need to do to conquer areas [and] take resources from people around the world,” says independent journalist Jeremy Scahill. “It’s a really naked declaration of imperialism … When we look back at Obama’s legacy, this is going to have been a very significant period in U.S. history where the ideals of very radical right-wing forces were solidified. President Obama has been a forceful, fierce defender of empire.”

 

Democracy Now_ Ralph Nader Solution to Debt Crisis End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes


Democracy Now_ Ralph Nader Solution to Debt Crisis End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes

Democracy Now_ Ralph Nader Solution to Debt Crisis End Corporate Welfare and Corporate Tax Loopholes