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  1. MangeyMoose commented on Marshall Ramsey about 10 hours ago

    The U.S. has turned a blind eye to past crimes before. Resumption of relations with Cuba are worth talking about. Perhaps once the Cuban populace begins to improve their standard of living, they may pester their government for loosening other restrictions. At least, I hope this would happen.

  2. MangeyMoose commented on (th)ink about 10 hours ago

    Part of the reason for the poor govt response after the storm devastated the coastling and New Orleans lay in the fact that G.W. Bush appointed an inexperienced, political hack (Michael Brown) to head up the FEMA. Admittedly, the storm was enormous in scale and destructive power, but Brown quickly proved unequal to the task.
    In the ensuing years (still during George’s presidency) MILLIONS of govt dollars were gobbled up by “contractors” to provide housing for those displaced. Most never recieved that “Housing”, though thousands of modules were built!

  3. MangeyMoose commented on (th)ink about 10 hours ago

    Ever been down to in the deep south? You would be quite stunned by what many believe about the Civil War!

  4. MangeyMoose commented on Gary Varvel about 10 hours ago

    “Even if it was a good idea for business…”
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    Grandma, It was not many years after a Boeing 747 was blown out of the sky, over Lockerbie, Scotland, when American & British oil companies began to pester Washington & London about their profits! Libya, under sanctions for being found to have planted the bomb, had a lot of oil that BP, Shell, Exxon-Mobil et al wanted to buy, and sell on the “world market” (at considerable profit!) Tony Blair and George W. Bush listened, and by 2003, Bush signed an executive order repealing ALL sanctions against Libya. Bush went further: he ordered NO MORE civil suits by victim’s families against his oil friend. Business, and profiteering, over the vehement objections of victim’s survivors.

    Today, it’s all about business.

  5. MangeyMoose commented on Tim Eagan about 13 hours ago

    Earlier this year, “60 Minutes” did a piece about world-wide hacking. When interviewing military and civilians assigned to resist attacks, and try to find out their sources, they were asked how often this happens. “Over a hundred times each day, U.S. military and corporate computer systems are attacked, and it is increasing!”
    I remember them saying that even then, North Korea and Iran were identified as the chief instigators.

  6. MangeyMoose commented on Bob Gorrell about 14 hours ago

    What? Obama isn’t putting boots on the ground in Cuba!? No wonder the Repub’s hate him!
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    By the way, Hiram, the current group who call themselves the Republican Party are not conservative in their thinking, or outlook. THAT party disappeared about 30 years ago. This group merely executes the tasks assigned to them by America’s wealthiest families, and defends their political & financial gains.

  7. MangeyMoose commented on Jim Morin about 14 hours ago

    @Motivemagus:
    “….the torture and murder of countless Chinese?”
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    Years ago, I read an account of problems under Mao. During the mid-sixties, he wanted to drastically increase China’s steel output. His “plan” involved turning hundreds of thousands of rural farmers into making steel IN THEIR OWN HOMES!. Without going into all the details, after two years, famine claimed millions. He then, quite unexpectedly, asked for opinions, from local party leaders. He wanted suggestions on how to solve their problems, with his “Let a thousand flowers bloom” campaign. Many lesser party leaders took him at his word, and wrote in criticisms and suggestions to mend the Chinese economy. (A few were wiser, and said nothing) Several months later, police poured out and rounded up all those who wrote these “suggestions”, charged with counter-revolutionary" beliefs, and imprisoned, or executed. This was only the beginning of his “Cultural Revolution”.

  8. MangeyMoose commented on Rob Rogers about 14 hours ago

    I don’t mean that, but some groups ARE more barbaric than others.

  9. MangeyMoose commented on Joel Pett about 16 hours ago

    We know Halliburton cleaned up, but how much did Cheney receive in “deferred income”?

  10. MangeyMoose commented on Rob Rogers about 16 hours ago

    At least we do not slowly cut off a human being’s head, while said human is bound up.