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Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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I am curious - as we have "cut the cable" here and get all of our news from tEH iNTARWEB.

Is the popular news media reporting on this at all?



http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin ... sts-efforts-to-arrest-him

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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Give the government a few more years to take control of the internet and you won't see it there, either.

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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SaneJane wrote:
Give the government a few more years to take control of the internet and you won't see it there, either.


THIS!

I'm as liberal as they get...but please, please, please don't give Obama (or any politician) the "Internet Kill Switch" or any more control.

AT&T is already helping them sniff your internet traffic...LINK. (and that's old news).

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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As to the thread topic....

You treat the rest of the world like they don't matter for eight years and they don't accept you in their country with open arms.

Who could've guessed that?



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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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Go figure.

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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eer_4da_beer wrote:
As to the thread topic....

You treat the rest of the world like they don't matter for eight years and they don't accept you in their country with open arms.

Who could've guessed that?




Yea ... I get. You mean like SAVING Kuwait!!!

And Liberating Iraq!!! And taking down the Butcher of Baghdad and his two sons!!! THREE of the WORST human beings ever to walk the planet.

That treating the REST of the World like they don't matter.

Turn off MSNBC and PAY ATTENTION TO THE REAL WORLD!!!

You people kill me!!!

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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SaneJane wrote:
Give the government a few more years to take control of the internet and you won't see it there, either.


THIS!

I'm as liberal as they get...but please, please, please don't give Obama (or any politician) the "Internet Kill Switch" or any more control.

AT&T is already helping them sniff your internet traffic...LINK. (and that's old news).


They are called Net Nuetrality and the Fairness Doctrine.

And they are on the way!!!

Thanks to Obama and the Progressives.

Or did Glen Beck just make this crap up???

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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I'll go with Glen Beck made it up.

The government spooks sniffing our communications has nothing to do with net neutrality. That's a business thing versus original intent of the internet when launched as a US government sponsored project. Was originally funded by DoD but universities created it open.

I think net neutrality is a buzzword at this time and half the people using it have no idea what it means.

Posted on: 2/6/2011 1:25 pm
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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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well, it just seemed like an important story no matter what your political leanings. I worry that people simply do not have accurate information to make decisions thanks to MSNBC and FOX. CNN is neutral for the most part, and about as useful as neutral on a gearbox.

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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It's a given that "good" news and dry statistics don't make for an audience. I check Google News and Yahoo News for news and get a wide variety of links.

I do agree basically about news from tv, from anywhere on tv and cable, being less informative and more shall we say visually stimulating. I don't watch any news at all. I read.

Saw something a few minutes ago which is pretty interesting. We have been paying less federal taxes for last three years than under Bush admin. Mostly because economy and tax code is broken (deliberately broken with continual stream of new deductions, exemptions, etc.)

Here's the fun part. We're now borrowing 40% of what US government spends. This wasn't in the article but somewhere around 20% of spending is on interest on former loans, so we're borrowing to pay the interest and then another 20% of our spending to add to the debt.

Which of course steadily raises the percentage of spending we pay just on interest.

Nope, fun fact filled disaster lurking everywhere, no bias needed. No need for circus hawkers like Beck and Rush either, at least for me. It's raw meat entertainment for conservatives though. That's ok, we're circling the drain no matter how you spin it.

rd

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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rdwrites wrote:

Saw something a few minutes ago which is pretty interesting. We have been paying less federal taxes for last three years than under Bush admin. Mostly because economy and tax code is broken (deliberately broken with continual stream of new deductions, exemptions, etc.)

Here's the fun part. We're now borrowing 40% of what US government spends. This wasn't in the article but somewhere around 20% of spending is on interest on former loans, so we're borrowing to pay the interest and then another 20% of our spending to add to the debt.

Which of course steadily raises the percentage of spending we pay just on interest.

Nope, fun fact filled disaster lurking everywhere, no bias needed. No need for circus hawkers like Beck and Rush either, at least for me. It's raw meat entertainment for conservatives though. That's ok, we're circling the drain no matter how you spin it.

rd


A politician can't win re-election if they talk about reality. The rubes don't want to hear it.

They'd rather watch FoxNews and shout USA! USA!

Posted on: 2/8/2011 9:25 am
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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.

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There is no such thing as "news" on TV anymore....or in print for that matter.

True journalism is dead.

Posted on: 2/8/2011 9:31 am
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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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sg44gold wrote:

Yea ... I get. You mean like SAVING Kuwait!!!

And Liberating Iraq!!! And taking down the Butcher of Baghdad and his two sons!!! THREE of the WORST human beings ever to walk the planet.

That treating the REST of the World like they don't matter.

Turn off MSNBC and PAY ATTENTION TO THE REAL WORLD!!!

You people kill me!!!


in the interest of paying attention to the world, i couldn't help but notice that the butcher of baghdad was our good friend and ally until he invaded kuwait. then he was the worst human since hitler.

then after that in 1994, haliburton (with dick cheney as CEO) sold the worst person ever since hitler 100 million dollars worth of equipment to get his oil fields back up and running. this, in effect, gave the worst man alive since hitler and new pile of money to go and be mean to the khurds (whom no-one gave two shits about until we needed to go to war).

our government could live with saddams' penchant for killing anyone he felt like at any time, because he was selling us his oil. then, when china (which was rapidly indutrializing) started buying our oil like it was some sort of commodity, saddam was suddenly the financial backer of 9/11 (this makes no sense, btw) and again the worst human since hitler.

so maybe turn off fox news and apply a bit of critical thinking? sorry it's not in all caps. that's not really my style.

Posted on: 2/8/2011 10:32 am
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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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Or did Glen Beck just make this crap up???


Can't rule out Glen Beck "just making stuff up".

But more likely...your precious Mr. Beck ignored these developments when the "can do no wrong" Republicans were in charge. But now that the "Evil Socialist Black Man" is in charge, it's suddenly a sign of the apocalypse.

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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eer_4da_beer wrote:

Can't rule out Glen Beck "just making stuff up".



It could be that, but more likely it's Beck's complete lack of critical thinking skills.

I notice he (for whatever reason) seems to misinterpret / selectively choose things.

Posted on: 2/9/2011 11:02 am
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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.

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eer_4da_beer wrote:

Can't rule out Glen Beck "just making stuff up".



It could be that, but more likely it's Beck's complete lack of critical thinking skills.

I notice he (for whatever reason) seems to misinterpret / selectively choose things.


Because he is unhinged.

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Re: Bush cancels trip to Switzerland due to arrest threat and protests.
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Because he is unhinged.


I don't know.

Either he really believes the stuff he is spouting, and does not see the big holes. This is feasible.

OR he is part of an organized disinformation campaign and knows about the big holes in his logic as they are part of the game plan. This is probable IMHO.

I'm not getting into a Right vs. Left war here, I just hate disinformation on both sides. I think we need less people like beck telling us what to think and more people giving us all the information we need to make up our own minds. We simply don't get that...anywhere.

It's a rant I often launch on. It will pass.




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