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Name: Jim
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Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
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Gee - my profile info didn't migrate from the old DU I guess? The main thing - 90% refers to the maximum allowable percentage of nitromethane fuel permitted in modern NHRA Top Fuel and Funny cars. Which is what makes current "nostalgia nitro" so cool - you can still "tip the can" and run straight nitro, if you want to. I'm an aging northeast liberal with an overdeveloped justice gland. OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE INFESTED WITH GREEDY AND CORRUPT SOCIOPATHS

Journal Archives

Glenn Greenwald nutshelled why I personally don't like Hillary

“The ultimate guardian of bipartisan status quo corruption”

We need a revolution to rid almost all of our Institutions of the rampant corruption that's been corroding our Democracy. Hillary will certainly never bite the corrupt hands that have fed her for most of her political career.

I'll fight against her hard in the primaries and I would of course vote for her if she was the nominee.

And another thing is the bush-clinton-bush-obama-clinton dynasty thing. Seems like more dynasty than democracy to me? But I do wonder if I'd feel the same if Hillary handled herself and believed in the things Eleanor Roosevelt did, when Hil was Bill's first lady. In other words, I could stomach a dynasty a lot more if Hillary was a career liberal and walked the walk as a liberal for her public life. You could transplant Jamie Dimon's soul into Hillary and nobody would notice the difference.

-90% Jimmy

"williams was part of the apparatus"

Now that his entire body of journalism work will be scrutinized aggressively by his hypocritical retarded-with-respect-to-their-critical-thinking-abilities news peers;

It will be interesting to see just how much of a propaganda parrot Williams was in the greatest abdication of Constitutional responsibility the U.S. press has been party to since perhaps WW2?

The entire main stream media is as culpable in the War Crimes and Acts of Treason of the against-international-law-illegal-invasion-of-Iraq as the entire 2001-2008 GW Bush Administration.

"If the president does it, it's not illegal", to quote Nixon. Talk about an out of control military industrial congressional surveillance war profiteering government! The creeping totalitarianism of the United States and replacement of Democracy with Oligarchy is really getting out of hand.

Considering our countries trajectory has parallels with the rise of Nazi Germany in the thirties*, shouldn't all American citizens be utterly bat shit about our current completely corrupted and perverse state of affairs? I mean fake wars created expressly for turning tax dollars and shock and awe mass murder into even more money for Oligarchs are something a healthy democratic Society would not tolerate. Same with grotesque medieval for profit prisons, which are simply a modern form of slavery, which we used to be morally against as a country and we sacrificed a half million souls in part to end slavery in our Civil War. Fortunately, our propaganda apparatus, as owned by our Oligarchs, has had about 150 years to improve on the technology of "public relations", so most American's will remain utterly oblivious to the magnitude of injustice that is our current totalitarian fascist police state. And it's preposterous to consider we would have the stuff to conduct a full blown civil war to end the prison industrial complex. Most Americans are fearful and propagandized into complete misinformed ignorance and just love themselves the security of our law and order system. Take my Constitutional Rights, please. Just keep me safe from terrorists. Phil Gramm was a hero in error when he said we're a nation of cry babies. Hopefully the next time Wall Street Gamblers wreck the economy so bad, there will be criminal prosecutions instead of no strings attached, sure, keep giving yourselves seven figure bonuses, taxpayer funded bailouts. No matter how unseemly it is.

-90% Jimmy

* isn't there some truism that once you invoke a Nazi analogy you have lost your argument or are engaging in cheap base debating styles? Are we headed down the 30's path of the Nazi's? Or is it more of the Oligarchy orgies of the Roaring Twenties or The Gilded Age and age of Robber Barons? If you know and respect history, we've gone through this before and a good understanding of history will help our country go back to the core values of Democracy and the most honorable hopes of our founding Fathers for the Country they created to escape tyranny, so we could enjoy some life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Thank you, Jon

An anchor embellishing what was already a very dangerous helicopter trip is what gets our MSM's panties in a bunch?

And now the MSM is ganging up on him for this?

And this same media catapulted the propaganda in support of the treasonous war crime of an invasion of Iraq?

The American cognitive dissonance about the GW Bush years - that his administration deliberately lied us into war, is now considered NO BIG DEAL? There can be few things a President can do that's more treasonous than deliberately starting a war based on bullshit!

The entire 2003 White House staff should be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Waging an aggressive invasion of a sovereign country on the basis of BIG LIES is one of the biggest shames of our nation since at least Viet Nam. We put people in jail for life for an ounce of pot. Surely if there was justice then the whole lot of them should spend the rest of their lives in prison. They are responsibly for the deaths of say, a half million people, and their cluster fuck of a completely corrupt war profiteer orgy of incompetence would not be allowed to stand in a decent and just world.

The continued MSM herd persecution of Williams for merely exaggerating his experience in an obviously risky and dangerous situation will be seen by many as the ultimate in down the rabbit hole hypocrisy. But, then again, nobody got prosecuted for our official torture programs, EXCEPT for poor John Kiriakou , who DID NOT COMMIT THE CRIMES, BUT, RATHER, blew the whistle. It's not the wrong doing that will get you. That's not a problem. It's exposing the wrongdoing that will get you jailed!

These are preposterous and utterly unjust times! And I think we as a country are tired of seeing absolutely no justice for the criminal psychopaths in charge of everything important in the world today.

Thanks, Jon. Any coverage that keeps the GWB war lies in the national conversation is to be commended!

-90% Jimmy
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