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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 08:44 AM
Number of posts: 34,589

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They caved! It's a testatment to how far we've fallen that

maintaining the status quo is celebrated as an historic victory.

But we must crawl before we walk, so it is still a good thing.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:43 PM (61 replies)

Obama: measurements that best define his success (or failure)?

After almost three years in the job, I'd say:

1. Is the percentage of Americans in poverty increasing or decreasing?
2. Is the percentage of working-age Americans who are employed, full time, increasing or decreasing? Using this measure bypasses the skullduggery that's done with official unemployment figures.
3. Is the median wage rising faster than the true inflation rate, i.e., is the typical American's purchasing power increasing or decreasing?

What are your thoughts?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Dec 21, 2011, 11:53 PM (17 replies)

White House Petition: Restore Habeas Corpus and the Right to Trial

"Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither" - Benjamin Franklin

The laws requiring all imprisoned Americans be charged with a crime, have their case reviewed by a judge, and be given a fair trial are fundamental to our country, and are enshrined in our Constitution.

However, recent actions by you, your predecessor, and by Congress, culminating in the National Defense Authorization Act, have effectively *ended* these rights for Americans. If the President decides that a citizen is a terrorist, that citizen may be imprisoned indefinitely, even for life, with no charges, no trial, and no review at all by a judge. Ever.

This is not the American way.

We urge you to renounce this destruction of our civil rights, and to take all steps necessary to remove it from law.

If you agree, please take a moment to sign it at the White House site: http://wh.gov/DGx

We need 25,000 signatures to force a response. If you think it's appropriate, please send to a few people that you know, and ask them to send along to others as well.

Thanks! Good luck to us all, we need it!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Dec 18, 2011, 11:11 PM (6 replies)

What's up? Why the worries over indefinite imprisonment of anyone the President desires?

If you're against Obama being able to imprison whoever he wants, for as long as he wants, then you just don't trust Obama. You're a hater.

And you also don't trust future presidents, which is pretty paranoid.

The fanatical Left really needs to tone it down. What's your next demand? A bill of rights?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:46 PM (3 replies)
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