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  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 21 hours ago

    Good point stopww3. It's election time, it's safe to assume they are all Republicans.

    Why did you not fully quote sentence? It can be taken a different way with it being shorterned.

  • Senator Sanders is now on the Hillary train, and we should be too..   1 day 21 hours ago
    Quote Helen Willis:

    You are still in cloud cuckoo land. Look people followed nutty, we don't have to deal with reality, politics in the UK and the UK is going to be destroyed because Scotland and Northern Ireland will probably leave if this decision isn't reversed and the England and maybe Wales will be left trying to deal with a very large economic block that pretty pissed off at them.

    Reality in the US system is either Hillary or Trump will be our next president. If Hillary wins big the Democrats might win the Senate, probably the House will stay Republican and Hillary appoints the next Supreme Court Jutices. If, God forbid, Trump wins, the Republicans will probably hold the Senate and the House. Trump would appoint one, maybe two Supreme Court Judges almost immediately.

    Are you really so delusional that you see any victory in a Trump win? What do you think you would gain by a Trump presidency? As I, and a lot of long time Democrats, have tried to explain to you Bernie supporters , his ideas won't sell even to the majority of Democrats, let alone the whole population. If you want to try to win with Bernie's ideas, go learn how to do politics in the United States. Don't deliberately do the most destructive thing you can because you egos were wounded.

    Reality is that you made the ridiculous claim that Hillary Clinton supports human rights, especially the rights of women and children, and, when i provided a couple of factual examples to refute your claim, rather than address them, you changed the subject.

    You might have had better luck with your claim that she is the lessor of two evils, but, when you took that back and tried to portray her as some sort of champion of the oppressed, you just drew more attention to how much of a fraud she really is.

    Seriously, stick with the "hold your nose and vote for her anyway" approach, it's really the only thing you've got.

  • Senator Sanders is now on the Hillary train, and we should be too..   1 day 21 hours ago

    As far as the Middle East goes, it was not exactly a hot bed of human rights before the Bush invasions. I don't know what was the right answer in terms of what should have been done with the Arab Spring. If the US hadn't supported the democracy movements we would have been criticized by you lot, we did support them and it turned out badly and so now you criticize that. At least, Hillary was supportive of democracy rather than dictatorships and theocracies like the Bush administration. Trump has already said he would support "strong" leaders. Do you think that translates into greater human rights in the Middle East?

    Really?

  • SOCIAL SECURITY TO LAST 1,000 YEARS: CAP RAISED TO $1 BILLION DOLLARS!   1 day 21 hours ago

    Abolishing the $118K cap on social security tax creates public spirit, trust between the generations like community centers, the sense that we are all part of the modern project. When does this become reality instead of a pipedream? Are we so fixated on short-term constraints that long-term necessities become taboo or unaffordable?

  • A Record Setting Campaign. And he is losing?   1 day 21 hours ago
    Quote Alberto Ceras 2:

    Bernie lost because he ran a timid, lackluster campaign beginning with "Yes, I'll support the Democratic nominee. I have in the past."

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44162.htm

    By Bruce A. Dixon

    The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there's no White House Democrat running for re-election.”

    Spoiler alert: we have seen the Bernie Sanders show before, and we know exactly how it ends. Bernie has zero likelihood of winning the Democratic nomination for president over Hillary Clinton. Bernie will lose, Hillary will win. When Bernie folds his tent in the summer of 2016, the money, the hopes and prayers, the year of activist zeal that folks put behind Bernie Sanders' either vanishes into thin air, or directly benefits the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    Don't believe us? Then believe Bernie himself [5] interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News “This Week” May 3.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: So if you lose in this nomination fight, will you support the Democratic nominee?

    SANDERS: Yes. I have in the past.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: Not going to run as an independent?

    SANDERS: No, absolutely not. I've been very clear about that.

    Bernie Sanders is this election's Democratic sheepdog. The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there's no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination. Sheepdogs are herders, and the sheepdog candidate is charged with herding activists and voters back into the Democratic fold who might otherwise drift leftward and outside of the Democratic party, either staying home or trying to build something outside the two party box.

    Bernie Sanders and his surrogates have said that the Movement will continue both inside and outside of the Democratic Party. He is no "sheep dog". Some of his supportters will vote for Clinton and some will vote for Jill Stein. But no matter who is our next President, Bernie, and the Movement he unleashed, will continue to fight for Justice.

  • Senator Sanders is now on the Hillary train, and we should be too..   1 day 21 hours ago

    You are still in cloud cuckoo land. Look people followed nutty, we don't have to deal with reality, politics in the UK and the UK is going to be destroyed because Scotland and Northern Ireland will probably leave if this decision isn't reversed and the England and maybe Wales will be left trying to deal with a very large economic block that pretty pissed off at them.

    Reality in the US system is either Hillary or Trump will be our next president. If Hillary wins big the Democrats might win the Senate, probably the House will stay Republican and Hillary appoints the next Supreme Court Jutices. If, God forbid, Trump wins, the Republicans will probably hold the Senate and the House. Trump would appoint one, maybe two Supreme Court Judges almost immediately.

    Are you really so delusional that you see any victory in a Trump win? What do you think you would gain by a Trump presidency? As I, and a lot of long time Democrats, have tried to explain to you Bernie supporters , his ideas won't sell even to the majority of Democrats, let alone the whole population. If you want to try to win with Bernie's ideas, go learn how to do politics in the United States. Don't deliberately do the most destructive thing you can because you egos were wounded.

  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 21 hours ago
    Quote Gilbert: Do you seriously think Republicans trolls aren't out trying to supress the Democratic vote by promoting the Green Party?

    I am sure some are. But that doesn't mean that everyone who is trying to get people to vote Green is a Republican troll. There are quite a few Neo-Conservatives who are trying to get people to vote for Hillary Clinton. Does that mean that everyone trying to get people to vote for Hillary Clinton is a Neo-Con?

  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 21 hours ago
    Quote stopww3:
    Quote Gilbert:
    Quote stopww3:

    Quote Gilbert:Yes, voter suppression comes in the form of promoting the Green Party. Get people to voluntarily through away their vote.

    Would you rather we vote for Trump, Gilbert? He's a pig, but if you seriously only want to give me two choices, I am not going to vote for the one who wants to cede our Sovereignty to a Global panel of corporate lawyers and who wants to escalate the War against Assad until it becomes a War with Russia.

    I'm not giving you two choices, the founding fathers are. I don't like it either, but I understand how the system works. It's a two party system. I am a liberal and I am always going to vote for the Democratic nominee. Hopefully the FBI will do it's job and the nominee ends up being Bernie.

    Do you seriously think Republicans trolls aren't out trying to supress the Democratic vote by promoting the Green Party?

    The Founding Father's absolutely did not support a Two Party system and this current election is a great example as to why they didn't.

    By setting up a 50% +1 system, they did set up a two party system. It doesn't mean they supported it, it may have been an unintended consequence. You're going to have mistakes and flaws when creating a government from scratch, especially when there weren't many examples to work from. I think the election of 1824 is a great example of why we only have two parties that win.

  • A Record Setting Campaign. And he is losing?   1 day 21 hours ago

    Bernie lost because he ran a timid, lackluster campaign beginning with "Yes, I'll support the Democratic nominee. I have in the past."

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44162.htm

    By Bruce A. Dixon

    The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there's no White House Democrat running for re-election.”

    Spoiler alert: we have seen the Bernie Sanders show before, and we know exactly how it ends. Bernie has zero likelihood of winning the Democratic nomination for president over Hillary Clinton. Bernie will lose, Hillary will win. When Bernie folds his tent in the summer of 2016, the money, the hopes and prayers, the year of activist zeal that folks put behind Bernie Sanders' either vanishes into thin air, or directly benefits the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    Don't believe us? Then believe Bernie himself [5] interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News “This Week” May 3.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: So if you lose in this nomination fight, will you support the Democratic nominee?

    SANDERS: Yes. I have in the past.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: Not going to run as an independent?

    SANDERS: No, absolutely not. I've been very clear about that.

    Bernie Sanders is this election's Democratic sheepdog. The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there's no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination. Sheepdogs are herders, and the sheepdog candidate is charged with herding activists and voters back into the Democratic fold who might otherwise drift leftward and outside of the Democratic party, either staying home or trying to build something outside the two party box.

  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 21 hours ago
    Quote Gilbert:
    Quote stopww3:

    Quote Gilbert:Yes, voter suppression comes in the form of promoting the Green Party. Get people to voluntarily through away their vote.

    Would you rather we vote for Trump, Gilbert? He's a pig, but if you seriously only want to give me two choices, I am not going to vote for the one who wants to cede our Sovereignty to a Global panel of corporate lawyers and who wants to escalate the War against Assad until it becomes a War with Russia.

    I'm not giving you two choices, the founding fathers are. I don't like it either, but I understand how the system works. It's a two party system. I am a liberal and I am always going to vote for the Democratic nominee. Hopefully the FBI will do it's job and the nominee ends up being Bernie.

    Do you seriously think Republicans trolls aren't out trying to supress the Democratic vote by promoting the Green Party?

    The Founding Father's absolutely did not support a Two Party system and this current election is a great example as to why they didn't.

  • Blaming Nader for Iraq?   1 day 21 hours ago
    Quote Alberto Ceras 2:

    Quote stopww3:Don't blame Ralph Nader for the blood on your hands, you put it there yourselves.

    Thanks, stopww3, for your lucid, factual post. As you correctly state, Nader did not put Bush in the WH, the voters did. A little Internet search would make this clear.

    No, my point is that the Clinton Gore Administration and the Bush Cheney Administraton both murdered massive numbers of innocent Iraqis. A vote for Nader was a vote against this murder. A vote for Bush or Gore was a vote in favor of it. The voters didn't elect Bush, they actually elected Gore. But Gore was part of an Administration that committed war crimes against Iraq and he never spoke out against them or tried to stop them. It's fairly certain that those war crimes would have continued even if his election to the White House had been consummated.

  • SMILE we are ALL WINNERS   1 day 22 hours ago

    Alberto I agree that outside of voting for Bernie, Jill stein and the Green Party are really the only worthwhile choice on the American political scene at this time. But having said all that , the Green Party isn't even on the radar of voting Americans , especially in the South, and Jill Stein as President, please most Americans don't even know who in the hell Jill Stein is and the establishment corporate media will never allow anyone to find out.

    Alberto we all know you are an idealist and that in its self is noble, but for christ sakes get real. Any vote cast not cast for Hillary by the left , is in fact a vote cast for rehiring most of this present republican congress and a vote for Donald Trump as President.

  • Friedrich von Hayek Economic Hokum   1 day 22 hours ago

    Response to post #290

    The short version for those who won't bother, but really need to, is... the economic "science" rationalizing neoliberal globalization, as well as Friedrich von Hayak's libertarian "economic hokum," was founded on a logical fallacy. Surprise, surprise.

  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 22 hours ago
    Quote stopww3:

    Quote Gilbert:Yes, voter suppression comes in the form of promoting the Green Party. Get people to voluntarily through away their vote.

    Would you rather we vote for Trump, Gilbert? He's a pig, but if you seriously only want to give me two choices, I am not going to vote for the one who wants to cede our Sovereignty to a Global panel of corporate lawyers and who wants to escalate the War against Assad until it becomes a War with Russia.

    I'm not giving you two choices, the founding fathers are. I don't like it either, but I understand how the system works. It's a two party system. I am a liberal and I am always going to vote for the Democratic nominee. Hopefully the FBI will do it's job and the nominee ends up being Bernie.

    Do you seriously think Republicans trolls aren't out trying to supress the Democratic vote by promoting the Green Party?

  • SMILE we are ALL WINNERS   1 day 22 hours ago
    Quote zapdam:Bernie is trapped into supporting Hillary as we are, because the alternative is insanity.

    Not so. Anyone who votes for Hillary will share the guilt for the bloodshed that will surely follow, for further Wall Street greed - in short, for more of the same. Insanity is a vote for either Hillary or Donald. There is an alternative that is pure reason - Jill Stein and the Green Party.

  • Thom says the mob killed JFK again   1 day 22 hours ago

    Oh, I forgot, you say "I hope Tom is reading this and gets these gentlemen on, along with Lamar Waldron and himself, for a full discussion of the JFK assassnation and let's hear the arguments and rebuts on both sides." My sentments exactly ! I too hope Thom is reading this and has Peter Dale Scott, David Talbot on and possibly James Douglass (JFK and the Unspeakable) and other JFK investigators on who obviously have different takes on the CIA's directorship role in the assassination.

  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 22 hours ago

    Well said, stopww3.

  • Blaming Nader for Iraq?   1 day 22 hours ago
    Quote stopww3:Don't blame Ralph Nader for the blood on your hands, you put it there yourselves.

    Thanks, stopww3, for your lucid, factual post. As you correctly state, Nader did not put Bush in the WH, the voters did. A little Internet search would make this clear.

  • Thom says the mob killed JFK again   1 day 22 hours ago

    I'm sorry mxlance but Talbot's book DOES go into quite some detail on Dulles' involvement, to the point of the "retired" ex-CIA director going to Camp Peary (the company's The Farm near Williamsburg, VA) over the weekend of the assassination. The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming that the CIA controlled the forces behind the assassination of JFK. Besides, the point of getting Cuba was to prolong the money-laundering that the mob was 'cover' for for the CIA; when that was lost the CIA moved the heroin and laundering operations to the Golden Triangle and Las Vegas (with Howard Hughes' Bob Maheu - CIA- taking a huge cut).

    Please listen to the Peter Dale Scott / David Talbot interview again...or for the first time if you haven't already. Again, the mob didn't control the Nov. 2nd assassination attempt on JFK in Chicago. JFK was also secretly trying to have a normalization of relations with Cuba at this time see JFK and Castro in Cigar Afficianado magazine

    http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/JFK-and-Castro_7300

    by Peter Kornbluh

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kornbluh

  • Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporate Slavestate   1 day 22 hours ago
  • SMILE we are ALL WINNERS   1 day 23 hours ago

    Bernie is trapped into supporting Hillary as we are, because the alternative is insanity.

  • News from the Green Party…   1 day 23 hours ago
    Quote Gilbert:Yes, voter suppression comes in the form of promoting the Green Party. Get people to voluntarily through away their vote.

    Would you rather we vote for Trump, Gilbert? He's a pig, but if you seriously only want to give me two choices, I am not going to vote for the one who wants to cede our Sovereignty to a Global panel of corporate lawyers and who wants to escalate the War against Assad until it becomes a War with Russia.

  • Texit after Brexit?   1 day 23 hours ago

    And build a wall! A huge wall and make them pay for it.

  • Stress R Us: human overpopulation and the deteriorating environment; sickening humans   1 day 23 hours ago

    Thanks for that! Thoughtful, informative replys are, unfortunately, not the standard and your effort is greatly appreciated. If you read further in the Topic on hierarchies, you will see that it is our proliferation of multiple overlapping conceptual hierarchies that is constantly generating more stress, and, due to our ever expanding populations, forcing any one of us downward in most of these hierarchies, which increases stress hormones as well. I've read everything Tainter has written and agree that it's all worth reading. Thanks, again, and thanks for adding the link to the book, Gregg.

  • Here's What's the Matter with Kansas…   2 days 2 min ago

    If this keeps up, there will be a mass exodus from Kansas leaving greedy Kansas businesses with few (if any) customers left.

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