Tuesday, 17 May 2011

NATO Helicopter Incursion Into North Waziristan Wounds 2 Pakistani Troops, Say Local Intelligence Officials

NATO Helicopter Incursion Into North Waziristan Wounds 2 Pakistani Troops, Say Local Intelligence Officials

Commented May 17, 2011 at 02:52:22 in World

I notice an increasing demonizati­on of Pakistan in the media recently.
First trial balloons on FOX, then frontal attacks on 60 Minutes. All to set up a climate that favours violations of sovereignt­y

Not really that stupid: when a nation-sta­te must fight a non-nation­al trans-bord­er network, considerat­ions of sovereignt­y need to take a back seat.

Sadly, while this is currently expedient, it will come back to bite us in the future.

Still, interesting to see that Obama is learninghow toi use FOX news, and that the FOX audience doesn't seem to know it is being used
Paul Ryan Defends Medicare Plan

Paul Ryan Defends Medicare Plan

Commented May 16, 2011 at 16:31:11 in Politics

“Paul Ryan said that his plan would make Medicare (and I quote) "just like the plan we have in congress." Unless he is a lair, that means the government will pay 72% of the premium for any plan I choose. I could live with that, but the budget couldn't.
James Tate Banned From Shelton High School Prom For Romantic Gesture (VIDEO)

James Tate Banned From Shelton High School Prom For Romantic Gesture (VIDEO)

Commented May 12, 2011 at 08:47:47 in Education

“Some teachers and many administra­tors get locked up in their responsibi­lities, worrying about precedents and escalating traditions - and forget what it was like to be young and silly in love.
Baby Seal Can't Believe It's Being Released Into The Wild (VIDEO)

Baby Seal Can't Believe It's Being Released Into The Wild (VIDEO)

Commented May 11, 2011 at 12:17:20 in Green

“Poor bugger. Hope he lasts a week.
Vatican-Appointed Panel Warns Of Climate Change

Vatican-Appointed Panel Warns Of Climate Change

Commented May 11, 2011 at 12:07:54 in Green

“The Church vs the Religious Right.
Want to bet the Catholics get painted as the Church of illegal immigrants more and more often?
White House Hires Communications Hand To Handle Issa Oversight

White House Hires Communications Hand To Handle Issa Oversight

Commented May 11, 2011 at 12:02:49 in Politics

“Anything to divert attention from the fact that they have done nothing about jobs.
Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era, Post Bin Laden

Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era, Post Bin Laden

Commented May 11, 2011 at 11:58:33 in Politics

“For starters, the country might not have spent it at all"

What have you been smoking?
Student Arrested For Ranking Female Classmates On Facebook

Student Arrested For Ranking Female Classmates On Facebook

Commented May 10, 2011 at 21:35:34 in Chicago

When you post things on facebook, adults find out what you talk about amongst yourselves all day
       They arrest you for it because they want to pretend that teens don't talk like this this all day and, so, you spoil their illusions. 
every culture on the planet 
Omar Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden Son: Sea Burial Demeaning, Killing 'Criminal': Report

Omar Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden Son: Sea Burial Demeaning, Killing 'Criminal': Report

Commented May 10, 2011 at 21:28:43 in World

“True, it was criminal - but you get what you pay for.
Paul Ryan, AARP In Spat Over Medicare Plan

Paul Ryan, AARP In Spat Over Medicare Plan

Commented May 10, 2011 at 21:27:24 in Politics

“But I heard Ryan say that his plan would be "just like the one congress has"
If Medicare is going to pay 72% of my premiums for any health care plan I care to pick, that s not a bad deal. But, as this will cost more money than the current scheme, I can't see why Ryan favours it.”
Why Obama Should Play the Blame Game -- Like FDR

Why Obama Should Play the Blame Game -- Like FDR

Commented May 10, 2011 at 21:19:07 in Politics

“Three difference­s between today and Roosevelt'­s day:
1) None of us are as scared of hard times as they were 
2) Fewer of us care if the other guy is poor, so long as we are okay
3) Almost none of us think it is obscene to be enormously wealthy in the face of poverty 
huffingtonpost entry

If "America Can Do Whatever We Set Our Mind To," How Come Our Leaders Won't Set Their Minds on Jobs?

Commented May 10, 2011 at 21:09:26 in Politics

“It is difficult. If three contractor­s bid for a job at our house, we all would choose the most expensive one, provided they told us that their workers were unionised an got better benefits. None of us would choose the contractor who would do it cheapest, quickest and best. 
Companies should behave more like us.
huffingtonpost entry

If "America Can Do Whatever We Set Our Mind To," How Come Our Leaders Won't Set Their Minds on Jobs?

Commented May 10, 2011 at 20:57:09 in Politics

“How come they won't focus on doing their own jobs - or do they think the sum total of their jobs is winning elections?
John Boehner: 'Trillions' In Spending Cuts Loom On Debt Ceiling Vote

John Boehner: 'Trillions' In Spending Cuts Loom On Debt Ceiling Vote

Commented May 9, 2011 at 19:06:38 in Politics

“It's tough: the republican­s need the economy to stay bad, preferably to get worse, in order to get more votes. Will they care that this damages Americans and throws the lower-inco­me folks out of a job? Dream on.

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