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 So who might be the next mayor of OZ

Governmenthurrah writes "Lets not argue the point that we desperately need another bobble head to replace who is in office now.

Who, just who, might run? That seems to be the major question on the tax payer's minds. A perfect team of candidates comes to mind. Consider Ed The Snake, or maybe Sterio the plastic cop wannabe. Is Radar available?

Can anyone remember back far enough to when a sensible idea was going around about the city hiring a City Organizer. This person who would be hired would have to come from some place far enough away to have never heard of Oswego, NY, or for that matter OZ.

The person who would be hired, whether male or female, should be intensively vetted to prevent no dalliances with NYS, nearby counties or local political party memberships. Owing political favors for support, nepotism and other  Mickey Mouse like politics would be greatly reduced.

Maybe, just maybe, we can turn around this festering garbage pile that some call local politics and make us proud again of our once fair city.

Am I just dreaming, or do you think that it might even be possible to get realistic bids on ambulance service, etc.. Pinch me, I'm dreaming again.
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Posted by hostmaster on Monday, October 20 @ 05:08:29 EDT (17 reads)
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 Ebola and Blah, Blah, Blah

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Have no fear, we're all safe now that Ebama had appointed a political hack as Ebola Czar. This is what you get when those you elected look at everything through a political lens rather than with their eyes and minds open to the real problems. 

We're told that we cannot get Ebola while sitting next to someone with it but then they are told not to use public transportation. Which is it? This convoluted message from this administration added to all of the previous false and/or misleading messages is causing more panic among the people than if they just came out and told the unvarnished truth in the first place. 

The World Heal Organization (WHO) recently told us that 1 in 20 Ebola cases may take LONGER THAN 21 DAYS TO SHOW ITSELF! Now they say it could be as long as 42 days for the virus to erupt in someone. This on top of the fact that the virus can live for hours on dry surfaces and days in moisture and possibly as long as 3 months in parts of the human body such as sperm.

Quarantining a region as well as those infected with a highly infectious disease is the normal, rational maneuver to fight such diseases. However, with politically correct politics running the show we get the Ebama administration telling us just how bad it will be for those places and people so quarantined.

Some African countries have stopped air traffic to and from the affected countries and have thus curtailed the disease. Tight border controls and other practices are effective in preventing the spread of this disease. 

President Ebama must realize that he is the President of the United States and not Liberia or any other country. His first responsibility is to us not them but that doesn't fit his PC agenda. The greatest danger of this disease will come if it spreads to Central and South America. The stampede of people to the US from these countries will dwarf anything we've seen so far. It cost $500,000 to treat the guy from Liberia who lied to get here and we cannot afford to spend that kind of money on thousands of our own citizens much less aliens, illegal or otherwise.

The there is ISIS which has not ignored the Ebola situation. Remembering one of those whacko communes from the past, I think it was in Washington State run by some Indian Swammy, Bagman Rashnish comes to mind, that poisoned the salad bars in numerous restaurants killing several people and sickening many others. Lone wolf jihadists spritzing Ebola infected liquids on salads around the country could result in a contagion dwarfing the Black Plague!

As for Mr. Blah, I notice that you haven't signed your name while chastising Peace and I for using noms de plume. Quite ballzy of you!

I've been down this road before as have others who have gone against the tide. As I have explained before I do not need your typical radical, whacked out leftist attacking me, my family or my property. Considering the fact that leftist are the most violent, though they retry to portray rightists as the violent ones, it is simply a matter of self protection to use a pen name. You don't even have that much imagination to adopt one.

I remember the arguments on here between The Old Philosopher and the idiot on the school board as well as others about the same thing. They wanted to know who the Philosopher was so they could attack him personally both on the site and in reality. They wanted to damage his home, vehicles and harass his family whenever they were out shopping or whatever.

In reality, physically attacking me or any of my family personally or doing so at my home with not be good for the attacker. I am sufficiently well prepared as are my family members to protect ourselves and what is ours. However, I do not wish to have to go through all the legal mumbo jumbo after putting a load of rubber buck shot into someone or worse. Remember guys, I aim low to account for muzzle climb so my fist point of aim will be your most precious parts and rubber or not they do some damage! 

So, it is best for all concerned that we post here anonymously but maintaining a singular identity. AsI've said before, if you want gossip go elsewhere or bring it up yourself. No one is stopping you form doing either.
Doc Bill
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Posted by hostmaster on Monday, October 20 @ 05:06:24 EDT (4 reads)
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 Another Reason I Despise Democrats Too

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Those who regularly follow my submissions are aware that most of my criticism is of Republicans given their overtly fascistic cold-hearted, mean-spirited completely undemocratic and plutocratic orientation.  But Democrats are just the slightly more palatable of the two corporate parties who dominate government in the United States.  At the United Nations, Venezuela has just won a seat on the Security Council for 2015-2016.  Venezuela's bid drew 181 votes from the 193 members of the General Assembly.  The ballot was secret so we can't know for certain whether the U.S. voted against but let's take a look at comments from Obama's UN Ambassador and hypocrite extraordinaire Samantha Power:

"Unfortunately, Venezuala's conduct at the U.N. has run counter to the spirit of the U.N. Charter and its violations of human rights at home are at odds with the Charter's letter."

Now anybody with a pulse recognizes immediately how ridiculous it is for any American official to claim some other country violates the UN Charter, human rights, etc.  As with so many issues, the imperial North American colossus is on one side in virtual isolation and almost all of the rest of the world is on the other side. 

What is the real reason for Official America's demonization of Venezuela since the late Hugo Chavez led the Bolivarian Revolution overthrowing Venezuela's bipartisan corporate state? Since the revolution, Venezuela has harshly criticized America's role in the Western Hemisphere and the world generally.  When George W. Bush unleashed his criminal aggression against the people of Iraq, Hugo Chavez showed pictures of Iraqi children disfigured and maimed and murdered from America's high-tech weaponry.  Chavez led efforts to integrate South American countries economically and politically free of American imperialism for the first time.  Chavez lent a hand to the people of Cuba suffering needlessly for more than 50 years under a brutal and senseless U.S. embargo which the entire world condemns annually.  Since Chavez' death, Venezuela continues to be a leading voice against American imperial violence, against America's pro-rich anti-environment anti-human stance towards the world, against America's curious support for Israeli genocide, against the overall U.S. global project to enrich the few, impoverish the many, and facilitate corporate rule over the people and resources of planet Earth. 

Given its brave and principled positions in defiance of the global mafia don the rest of the world rewarded Venezuela with a much deserved seat on the Council where it will no doubt provide a strong counterweight to America's nefarious corporate/imperial agenda.  And what do we get from the "liberal" party?  We get Samantha Power spouting rhetoric that could have easily been said by Dick Cheney or Condi Rice.   Nevermind the fact Power represents the global leader in arms sales, military spending, military bases, drone terror, unauthorized invasions of other countries, etc etc. 

Viva la revolucion!  [and my apologies to those who think Oswego exists independently of the rest of the world]

Peace


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Posted by hostmaster on Saturday, October 18 @ 05:22:50 EDT (14 reads)
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 The Last Word on Chemical Weapons in Iraq

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Saddam Hussein's Iraq had no chemical weapons program.  In the 1980's, US-designed chemical weapons were readily supplied to Saddam in his murderous war against Iran.  For the latest reporting on the issue and a big picture of Donald Rumsfeld shaking Saddam's hand as Reagan's errand boy in 1983 please see :  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/15/correction-us-did-find-chemical-weapons-iraq-ones-they-sent-there

Western imperialism (first British, then American) has decimated Iraq since the aftermath of the First World War.  American leaders should be tried for war crimes, Democrats and Republicans alike.

Peace"

Posted by hostmaster on Wednesday, October 15 @ 13:07:13 EDT (55 reads)
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 Ebola

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Well, a nurse in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola. So much for all that protective gear.

About a week ago the World Health Organization (WHO) admitted that Ebola can be spread by sneezing. As I said in a previous post Ebola is a hemorrhagic disease in which the lungs bleed along with other organs. With blood in the lungs all it takes is a cough or sneeze to spread tiny droplets of bold and saliva to people nearby and onto surfaces where the virus can live for hours.

Barack Ebama, I hear that Obola is considered racist probably only because progressives hate having their idols so described but constantly do it to Conservatives and Republicans, has been chanting the CDC mantra that you cannot catch Ebola sitting next to someone not he bus. I have to give Ebama the benefit of the doubt here as I am quite sure he has no idea what he is talking about when it comes to diseases. Therefore he is depending upon others who are not giving him the total truth.

Speaking of Barack Ebama, He has recently stated that his larger role is to make sure that Africans, especially children and their families, are safe. According to the Constitution the job of the President is to make sure that the citizens of the US are safe and secure not the people of Africa, Europe or anywhere else. Considering his actions so far he has failed miserably at his constitutional job.

But Barack Ebama has hit one milestone though. He has played his 200th round of golf as President. Ant there are still two plus years to go so he could easily hit 300 or more. Things might be better at home and abroad if he put as much time into his daily briefings.
Doc Bill
Go Redskins
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Posted by hostmaster on Monday, October 13 @ 06:19:27 EDT (49 reads)
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 Conspiracy???

GovernmentParanoid writes "CDC Suggests "Hermetically Sealed Caskets" For Ebola Victims - AKA "Fema Coffins" "

Posted by hostmaster on Saturday, October 11 @ 08:48:28 EDT (50 reads)
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 Disparate Impact

GovernmentAnonymous writes "1. From Wikipedia-

"In United States anti-discrimination law, the doctrine of disparate impact holds that practices in employment, housing or other areas may be considered discriminatory and illegal if they have a disproportionate 'adverse impact' on persons along the lines of protected a trait. Although protected traits vary by statue. most federal civil rights laws include race, color, religion, national origin, and [sex] as protected traits, and some laws include disability status and other traits as well."

2. It can be demonstrated that abortion rates among blacks and other minorities greatly exceed those of whites.

Conclusion -

Abortion is a discriminatory, racist activity and therefore illegal because it has a disparate impact!

Regarding the poster who contends that Peace and I are the same individual-
You should spend more of your time providing posts to this site which include those aspects of mine which you find lacking. Trying to psychoanalyze me or Peace is far beyond you capabilities and says more about you than you probably want to be known. 

You have no knowledge of who reads what on this or any other site so your conclusions is totally irrelevant and only reflects your personal tastes. If you want more Oswego City news, County news or Bridge Street gossip provide some yourself and convince your friends to chime in from time to time.

Complaining that I or anyone is driving people away is fanciful at best. No one has to read what I or anyone writes if they do not like the subject or the position that is taken. They can skip over my posts or Peace's or anyones without difficulty and get to the meat of small town gossip if that is what gets them off.

The other site is full of such trash talking about the fire department, city officials and local business people of whom the posters are intensely envious and jealous. However, while you may be ignorant of national or international events it does not mean that they will not affect you in the near future.

There are reports that some ISIS terrorists have been caught in Texas and that others have crossed or attempted to cross the southern border. While I have no reason to doubt these reports they have not yet been verified to my satisfaction. 

There was also a report of some men from Liberia in Central America making they way to the US. While the incubation period for Ebola is 2-21 days I also heard that the virus can live for as long as three months in male semen. Considering how poorly the Dallas case was handles and the porosity of our southern border we could face a significant outbreak of Ebola in some major city.

Also, ISIS is not blind to the Ebola situation and it is not beyond them to have volunteers, such as those Americans and others who have joined their ranks, infected with Ebola and travel to Europe, Canada or here infecting people along the way and at journey's end. Such travelers might also carry infected substances to be used to infect others at salad bars and other public places. 

Keep your head in the sand if you want. But, again, if you want to see more local stuff here take that big step up and provide some yourself and encourage your friends and associates to also participate.
Doc Bill

PS
Note - I substituted [sex] for the original "gender" as gender is a grammatical condition. Words can have gender but not people. This is a PC effort to be totally inclusive of the hundreds of genders progressives recognize and as I have often said I refuse to abide by PC rules.


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Posted by hostmaster on Saturday, October 11 @ 08:48:14 EDT (41 reads)
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 doc bill and peace...wtf

GovernmentAnonymous writes "if you two really are two, and not just a single extremely bored dude...how do you both keep this up every day for years? totally incredible that this site still exists when nothing about oswego ever appears anymore...small towners arent as jealous and spiteful of each other as you thought, so theres nothing "inside" at all to be clacking away about. you two, exchange cowardly fake emails and skip this insane shenanigan because absolutely no one checking out this site is reading your endless and less than informed political blather...publish an ebook for effs sake...really psychotic even for me that anyone carrys on like this EVERY DAY...?????"

Posted by hostmaster on Thursday, October 09 @ 09:09:43 EDT (67 reads)
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 An Ebola Outbreak Would Be Advantageous For Globalists

GovernmentParanoid writes "It's sad to say with such finality, but a universal fact of existence is that most of the people you meet in this life are fundamentally and functionally ignorant. Not necessarily stupid, but certainly ignorant. Ignorance comes not from a lack of intelligence, but from a denial of knowledge and truth. That is to say, ignorance takes hold when people decide to act as though they know and understand a thing, even if they do not. Ignorance prevails when a society or nation chooses to value the appearance of expertise, to value the theater of overconfidence, and to cheer for the bluster of morons rather than admit that they have unanswered questions on subjects they do not yet grasp. For nothing is worse for the self absorbed than to acknowledge that they do not know. Entire nations have fallen throughout history because of this terrible weakness...


A must read......
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Posted by hostmaster on Thursday, October 09 @ 09:09:31 EDT (56 reads)
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 In the News

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Well, the director of the Secret Service has resigned. Only the second such act by a failed leader in the Obama administration, the other being the director of the VA. This is good but doesn't go nearly far enough for it is obvious that there were other important failings at lower positions and those persons should also be removed.

Contrary to what progressives believe Conservatives do not want to see Obama injured or killed. On the other hand, progressives salivated over the possibility of Republican Presidents dying. They were terribly disappointed the Reagan survived his encounter with a radical leftist lunatic and wrote a lot about Bush being assassinated.

Far more must be done to insure that the current President is safe wherever he is. This is no timid to be PC about anything including hamstringing the Secret Service with rules that cause vulnerability.

The boots we have in Iraq, which apparently are NOT ON THE GROUND, may have to be put on the ground because of the advances of ISIS. ISIS is attacking the suburbs of Bagdad and undoubtedly putting American personnel, military, diplomatic and otherwise in danger.  

Iraqi Christians are terrified by the advances of ISIS as they will be murdered without hesitation as has already happened to thousands of them so far. Apparently the great pictures of buildings being blown up by bombs and missiles are empty as we have provided advanced warnings. With idiotic Iraqi pilots dropping food and munitions to ISIS, BY MISTAKE????, things aren't going that well over there.

Ebola has entered the US! Sure, it's only one person though dozens may have been in contact with this individual but that is not cause for lax security. We should stop all persons who have visited the infected region from entering the country and quarantine those who have recently arrived prior to this action. It is only PC crap that has prevented this action because it might have a negative impact on Africa. People's lives are more important than any such negative impact.

We are told that EBOLA cannot be transmitted like colds and the flu though the damned little bugs can survive for days on surfaces. In other words, it is not an airborne contagion. The problem with this is that in 1989 in Reston VA, the virus mutated into an airborne form. 

Originating in a shipment of macaques from the Philippines. The disease spread to other monkeys at the quarantine facility and all of them died. Four humans tested positive for the disease but never actually got sick.

A bullet may have been dodged there but who is to say that as the virus spreads it will not mutate into an infectious, airborne variety that could spread far more rapidly than it currently does?

With lone wolf jihadis taking lives in the US the government is still reluctant to call these murders terrorism. Workplace violence, situational violence, desert violence, regional violence, overseas contingency operations and all the other PC namby-pamby terms the Obama administration uses to avoid called these actions what the really are do not fool the average person who watches, hears or read the news. OH, I made up three of these terms, two, three and four, to illustrate just how idiotic this way of referring to evil actually is.

GO REDSKINS! Red Mesa Redskins! Look them up.
Doc Bill
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Posted by hostmaster on Thursday, October 02 @ 05:35:21 EDT (78 reads)
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 Imperial America's Middle East Allies vs. ISIS

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Saudi Arabia - Absolute Monarchy, oldest Islamic fundamentalist state in the world

Jordan - Hereditary Monarchy, some democratic pretense


Qatar - Absolute Monarchy (al-Thani family dictatorship)

Bahrain - Absolute Monarchy (al-Khalifa family dictatorship)

United Arab Emirates - Absolute Monarchy (federation of 7 hereditary absolute monarchies)

Democracy and Freedom baby!

United States' violence and support for dictatorship in the Middle East since the discovery of oil 100 or so years ago has poisoned the region.  America collaborated with the most reactionary regimes and fundamentalist ideologies to destroy Arab nationalism, Arab socialism and any realistic notion of Arab democracy.  Now some of the religious extremists America and its allies created have turned on the masters.  America's response?  Yet more violence, more killing, more imperial intervention.  And American politicians, Western politicians in England and France and so forth, have the audacity to label others "terrorists" and "evil" and "brutal" and "savage."  ISIS is a savage, terrible regime ... as is America and its coalition.  Peace is the only answer.  The United States should declare peace and start supporting Middle East democracy from Palestine to the Persian Gulf ... instead it's doubling down on violent intervention and "partnership" with Arab dictators.  Blah

Peace"

Posted by hostmaster on Friday, September 26 @ 06:59:11 EDT (124 reads)
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 The Coalition That Beheads People Too!

GovernmentAnonymous writes "http://www.truthdig.com/cartoon/item/the_beheading_coalition_20140918

Peace"

Posted by hostmaster on Wednesday, September 24 @ 06:01:59 EDT (90 reads)
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 US Supporting Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

GovernmentAnonymous writes "http://zcomm.org/znetarticle/ukraine-and-neo-nazis/

"Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects - the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate - have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis.  In the US it's been virtually unmentionable.  I'm sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to "Russians, Communists and Jews."  But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.

On September 9 NBCnews.com reported that "German TV shows Nazi symbols on helmets of Ukraine soldiers."  The German station showed pictures of a soldier wearing a combat helmet with the "SS runes" of Hitler's infamous black-uniformed elite corps.  (Runes are the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples.)  A second soldier was shown with a swastika on his helmet."

But yeah, Putin is Hitler here right?  Wake the **** up.

Peace"

Posted by hostmaster on Friday, September 19 @ 06:52:58 EDT (98 reads)
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 The Incredible Peace and the Empereor

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Yes, Peace you have been derelict in your patriotic duty as a citizen of the Untied States of America to be prepared when the militia is called upon to defend the state or nation. Do you have the appropriate arms, you know those very scary rifles you progressives hate and all the other equipment a soldier needs? I have them and have trained with them for many years. I suggest that you educated yourself about your duty as a citizen and go out an purchase the appropriate rifle and other accouterments. The militia can be called up by the governor of a state or the President of the US depending upon the circ-umstances requiring the militia.  

With jihadists in our midsts it might be necessary for you and I to defend our communities and state from the islamofascist bastards with whom you are so enthralled. Fortunately one was recently arrested in Rochester. Another was arrested in New Jersey for the revenge nuder of an innocent 19 year old student who was going home. It was then discovered that he murdered three others int he State of Washington. I have no doubt that his islamofascist leanings are not widely reported but he himself states that the murders were revenge for US bombing in the Middle East. He especially wanted to murder returning soldiers. 

I appears that you and this jihadist share the same hate filled attitude about the US. Then again maybe you don't want to fight them there because you really want to get a piece of the action yourself and so you're waiting for these bastards to up their jihad over here? Or maybe you secretly desire to go join the jihadis as other Americans have. I understand that ISIS has quite an assembly of "comfort women" apparently run by French female jihadis. Is that what that one guy was referring to as Disneyland?

With illegal aliens coming from over 140 countries crossing our borders there is no doubt that some jihadists have come here to bring the fight to us. Of course, with jihadi factories such as we have in the midwest and elsewhere, do not forget Dearbornistan, any of those not captured and released will find sufficient recruits for their murderous mission. On 10 September 2014 four individuals with known terrorist ties were captures crossing the border. There is no way of knowing how many such terrorists have already crossed and are setting up shop here.

The rest of your screed is a compilation of hate filled, boiler plate progressive rhetoric to paint the US as the worst country in the history of the planet.

"The United States is the biggest purveyor of violence and environmental destruction in the world today."

Absolutely false on its face. The islamofascists are the greatest purveyors of violence across the planet. China and India are the biggest causes of environmental damage. The greatest amount of environmental damage done in Europe occurred during the USSR days. Remember Al Gore talking about that lake which he claimed dried up because of global warming when in truth all of the water was directed away for the lake by soviet canals?

As for the 3/5 Compromise I suppose you would have preferred the slaves to be counted one for one. This goes back to your wish that the US was never formed which would have been the case with that compromise. It also shows just how ignorant you are of history. Whether Douglass was a progressive or not is irrelevant as he understood the Constitution which you obviously do not. 

You deny hating the US but all of your arguments with all of your detailed "atrocities" committed by the US are not expressions of love. I still say that the histories of other countries are filled with far more atrocities even if we just start with the 1770's. Beyond that the monarchies that ruled with iron fists over the people are not examples of individual freedom by any stretch of the imagination. 

One final point, it appear that the Emperor has forgotten his history also. When I started posting on his site I warned those rebutting my posts that I would return their inflammatory and derogatory rhetoric. The Emperor had no problem with his progressive friends and he himself calling me all kinds of names and making every issue about me rather than the facts and truth. But he objected to me using that same language in my answers to their derogatory remarks. It is a fact that progressives can dish it out but they cannot take it!

Among all his other talents the Emperor is also a grammar Nazi. He now claims that I never knew how to use spell check. Another false claim on its face by those who like to remember the past in ways it never existed. I admit now and did so then that there were times I was rushed and forgot to edit my posts. At other times I used a correctly spelled word which did not fit for one reason or another such as their, there and they're. There are many more such errors that could be possible. Such errors do not show up on spell check thought they might if a computer also has grammar check. The program I currently use sometimes edits what I write with its own interpretation of what I typed. Therefore I am quite diligent is editing what I post though I still miss a few here and there. 

In the end my posts are as grammatically pure as I can make them in the time I donate to posting. Some of my misspelling and grammatical errors are intentional for there effects. Then again I may be using words which most do not know such as "insolation." That is not the stuff in your walls!

Considering some of the other posts which show their obvious lack of grammatical education mine are quite clear and correct. Such jabs are what I expect from people like the Emperor. They are counting on the readers to have forgotten what really happened and since the Emperor never incorporated an archive with his site no one can go back and discover the truth he now tries to hide.
Doc Bill
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Posted by hostmaster on Friday, September 19 @ 06:52:47 EDT (91 reads)
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 The Second Amendment, etc.

GovernmentAnonymous writes "Oh, so I'm part of the militia!  I never knew that!  Great!  So when is this militia regulated?  When was the last time the militia, apparently existing at all times in all places in the United States since the adoption of the Second Amendment in December 1791, was regulated?  Who regulates it?  Oh the militia itself regulates itself.  Wouldn't the media report such an important occurrence on page 1?  "Citizen Militia To Be Regulated Thursday!  Read All About It!" 

Once again, I do not hate the United States.  I hate genocide, slavery, war, aggression, racism, white supremacy, corporate rule, inequality and environmental devastation.  Insofar as the United States exhibits or has exhibited those qualities I criticize it ... as any responsible citizen would.  Doc Bill is just an uncritical flag-waving jingoist.  There's plenty of people like him watching Sean Hannitty and the rest of the corporate right-wing shock police badgering the people over the head with images of the flag and tales of unique American benevolence.  It's funny, they're like children in adult bodies.

I can't move past the country's unfortunate history because it's still very much part of the country's unfortunate present.  The United States is the biggest purveyor of violence and environmental destruction in the world today.  No other country has combined such brutally aggressive violence over such a long historical time span with such callous disregard for the planetary conditions necessary to sustain human and many other forms of life.  As we speak, the corporate rulers of America are embarking on yet another Middle East War, in partnership with the Arab dictatorships, to combat an enemy U.S. policy itself created.  There was no al Qaeda in Syria or Iraq before George W. Bush's criminal invasion and occupation, complete with mass killing of Arab civilians, systemic torture and mass confinement at various global prison camps like Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Does that mean I hate America?  I think it means I want America to modify itself to conform to good citizenship as one of many state representatives of the human species.  I would like my daughter and future generations to live peacefully and sustainably on Earth.  I think my critique comes out of love, not hate ... I'll let the reader decide.

Which countries have worse environmental records than the United States?  Maybe China has pulled ahead just because of the fact it has 1 billion more people?  No serious argument can be made for any other society having a more negative impact on the environment than the United States.

Which countries have worse records with violence and war than the United States since the dawn of colonial America?  Native American genocide, expansionist war in Mexico, Central America, the Philippines, U.S. occupation of Cuba, Nicaragua, etc.  American support for hideous right-wing dictatorships after WWII the world over with incalculable victims.  America's horrific slaughter of the people of Vietnam, chemical warfare (napalm, Agent Orange, etc), dropping more tonnage on the Vietnamese than was used in the entirety of WWII, just brutal violence with millions of victims, destabilizing Cambodia, creating the conditions for the Khmer Rouge [as Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama created the conditions for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria].  I mean I haven't even gotten to the Reagan slaughters in Central America, support for Guatemalan military genocide against Mayan villagers, Reagan's support for right-wing Apartheid states in southern Africa, Clinton's brutal sanctions regime in Iraq killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children in the 1990's.  I don't need to even mention the war of terror that has been America's "War on Terror," with its mass killing, drone terror, torture, and destabilization and the resulting misery from North Africa through the Arab Middle East, to Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In pursuit of its system of corporate capitalism and military hegemony of as much of the planet and human species as it can dominate, the United States has a unique commitment to violence [oh yeah, and the whole gun culture thing at home where rational people have to argue with Captain Ed about the relevance of a 1791 amendment passed in a world before the instruments of death and destruction we endure today].

Doc Bill's even defending the 3/5 compromise now!  Wow.  Allowing the southern slave regime to inflate its Congressional representation by including 3/5 of people with no human, political or other rights whatsoever.  Well, that is a pretty good example of Doc Bill's idea of freedom and democracy.  It's amazing that he has the gall to actually publicize such positions.

Oh yeah, Frederick Douglass was a progressive by the way.  And the Western Hemisphere without the United States?  Um, a progressive Canada, Native American entity, and Latin America?  Sounds pretty good to me.  Brazil, Venezuela, and the rest of the left-wing societies in Latin America finally throwing off the shackles of U.S. imperialism as they've done in the 21st century?  One of the great achievements for humankind amid all the U.S.-imposed misery over the same period.  There is hope for humanity ... it's just not centered in Corporate USA.

Peace





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Posted by hostmaster on Tuesday, September 16 @ 04:40:45 EDT (138 reads)
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· How Social Engineers Syphon Human Energy
Thursday, September 11
· 10 Signs That ISIS is a Scripted Psyop
Wednesday, September 10
· Oswego's next mayor?
Tuesday, September 09
· The Ignorance of Peace
Sunday, September 07
· It Figures
Friday, September 05
· Russia Is Not the Aggressor in Ukraine
Thursday, September 04
· Mind Control: Orwell, Huxley, and Today’s Reality
Friday, August 29
· A Compilation

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