what is your thoughts on the last administrations comments and actions regarding civil liberties and the constitution? i recall a few moments that really stood my hair on end.
1. the patriot act. (which to date has not been changed/altered no matter the claims made by some to adress it)
2. bush's comment regarding the constitution being "just a g.d. piece of paper".(after being publicly confronted about its ambiguity)
3. outing of the undercover agent.
4. the firing/dismissal of us attorneys.
each of which would create bloody rage in the streets in this overcharged political environment.
back then the fear of govt and the "youre with us or youre against us" oppressive speech seemed such that many simply buried their heads for fear of being the next one on the chopping block.
whereas today it seems very much in reverse, with fear of facing political retribution to almost everything thats been proposed.(good, bad or indifferent its damned if you do and damned if you dont)
IMO, the above items and a few others are what people voted against last election, moreso than anything else. the bar was really lowered and the people wanted "change" in govt.. though im pretty sure the current out-of-balance administration isnt what they wanted.
in any case, itll soon change and many will again realize there is not a true public servant among the entire self serving bunch.(right, middle or left) they all owe someone something.
my only fear in the upcoming elections is the newly unbridled monetary influence that a corporation can have.(particularly those with nothing more than a corporate base in the US)
another urban legend.. years back there was some evangelist that made claims about a huge oil find in alaska, in which the company that leased the area quickly covered up to maintain the value of oil on the market(not unlike the diamond cartels and the hoards they have)..
when i look now all i find is the "gull island' controversy that i find as much fact as fiction and i cant tell which is which..(same ol' "one indian lies and the other tells the truth, but which is which" thing.
who knows, but i am aware there are many "tapped and capped" wells(right here in central illinois, let alone the rest of the US) just waiting until its most profitable to be re-opened. (btw, right here, right now, we get about $60+ per barrel)
Last edited by WhyteRash; 07-09-10 at 10:27 PM. Reason: additional armchair reasoning to expouse
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Anything with permanent press
Ball point pens
plastic laundry baskets
many bath soaps
prescription medicine (due to their bottles)
eyeglasses or sunglasses
wind shield wipers
cars in general
I would hate for her to be contributing to such a dirty industry and their employees and those that support them.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I think I jumped the gun in earlier posts as well, but that is what that ruling was about.