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  • The difference between regulating behavior and punishing misbehavior...   1 day 1 hour ago

    Oh, what brilliance, fellas!

    Yes, the flux creates, the empire accentuates! Within any material hallucination, governments are calculations of the iterations of the flux -- a flux that uses the empire as a zeitgeist to materialize ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the synergy of the electronic environment, the flux is superseding a point where it will be free from the empire to consume immersions into the ejaculations of the delphic hallucination.

    Only a matrix of illusion and disillusion will attract force, so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it.

    The importance of the nuances of surveilance cameras through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the Artificial nature of society. We must explore abstract and concrete scenery as motifs to describe the idea of infinite hallucination. Using concrete loops, non-linear narratives, and slow-motion images as patterns, meditative environments will be created which suggest the expansion of time!

  • LBJ and McNamara Were Right   1 day 1 hour ago

    Is there any point in trying to install democracy in an area where religion and tribalism are the norm?

  • FBI Spies On Keystone Pipeline Opponents   1 day 1 hour ago

    If you are as old as I am, you are used to the Govt spying on dissidents.

  • If The Right Hates "Activist Judges"... Then Why Do They Approve Of...   1 day 1 hour ago
    Quote gumball:
    Quote ulTRAX:

    Reasonable people would try 1: to understand who the Framers/First Congress meant by "the People".

    What did they mean by "the people"?

    I tire of your refusing to read my responses WHEN I ALREADY ANSWERED THIS QUESTION

    http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2015/05/if-right-hates-activist-judges...

    I expanded it for BooBoo

    http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2015/05/if-right-hates-activist-judges...

    And I tire you repeating the same points over and over even after they've dealt with. Either you're going to deal with the TOTALITY of the Second or not.

  • Has California Gone Too Far?   1 day 1 hour ago

    I'm not talking about rolling back any current CA rules-just holding off the expensive future ones until the rest of the country and world catches up.

  • Memorial Day Remembrance of a True American Hero - Gen. Smedley D. Butler   1 day 1 hour ago

    Anthony Sutton was wrong..The "plot" wasn't to "install a director of general welfare to take the heat off of FDR.".although that was the story the Coup plotters told...........In 1933, Bond trader Gerald MacGuire asked General Butler to lead an army of 500,000 veterans in a march on washington, D.C....The stated mission was to protect Roosevelt from other plotters, and install a "secretary of general welfare" to "take all the worries and details off of his [FDR's] shoulders."...But Butler saw through their supposed concern for Roosevelt....and "eventually deduced that the real goal was a coup d'etat to take Roosevelt captive, and force reinstatement of the gold standard, the loss of which many wealthy Americans feared would lead to rapid inflation..The plotters would keep Roosevelt as a figurehead until he could be 'encouraged' to retire." (http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/coup.html)....................................For more info about the coup d'etat against Roosevelt, read "The Plot to Overthrow FDR: How the New Deal Sent Conservatives Into a Rage"....(http://www.salon.com/2014/04/18/the_plot_to_overthrow_fdr_how_the_new_de...?

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday May 26th, 2015   1 day 1 hour ago

    Amdt. XIV, Sec. 2 says representatives and direct taxes are to be apportioned to the states "according to their respective numbers". It doesn't say citizens, and is implying residents. This makes sense when you consider that non-citizen residents require government services, even if indirectly (such as infrastructure).

    The Supreme Court should go by however the situation was dealt with early on when the founders could have complained.

  • If The Right Hates "Activist Judges"... Then Why Do They Approve Of...   1 day 1 hour ago
    Quote ulTRAX:

    Reasonable people would try 1: to understand who the Framers/First Congress meant by "the People".

    What did they mean by "the people"?

  • The difference between regulating behavior and punishing misbehavior...   1 day 1 hour ago

    The paradigms fail because law can't be universally applied. We don't know the effectiveness of law universally because it is not applied to everybody equally. This goes to my point about the limits of human thought. Gravity is universally applied, so we can judge each individual reaction to gravity due the constant force. Religion and law are both human constructs bound by the willingness of society to accept them, and the machination of those who can redefine the rules to suit their own purposes.

    I am saying law is an abstraction because it is not possible to be universally applied. The individual might believe law is a concrete principles, but the overall distribution and application of law shows it to be a very abstract notion with all kinds of human intervention determining the outcome.

    I am not saying there is a right or wrong. I am just stating the human understanding is limited and biased to application and distribution of laws.

  • Thom's Slaves - The Simon Deng and Pam Geller Connection   1 day 1 hour ago

    Question: where do Simon Deng's finances come from? He is only listed as 'a lifeguard in Coney Island'. However traveling, speaking must be costly, especially at $0 speaking fees.

    When looking around, the CIA/Intelligence Community (photo) (source, more here) "The Enough Project" (which includes John Prendergast) also keeps popping up. The Enough Project was also behind the breakaway of South Sudan from the country of Sudan. More here (interview).

    Some background on the propaganda campaign around South Sudan, which culminated in the Western (oil company) backed breakaway - a process not allowed for ordinary African countries that want to rationalize their borders, for instance.

    (THOM HARTMANN FORUMS) Roger Winter - An American War Criminal In Africa

    (Afrobeat Radio) Creating South Sudan: George Clooney, John Prendergast, And George Bush
    16 August 2011
    With Keith Harmon Snow.

    More from the Enough Project:

    Clooney, Prendergast in Washington Post: Preventing the Next Darfur
    Posted by Laura Heaton on Oct 18, 2010

  • Has California Gone Too Far?   1 day 2 hours ago

    I always wonder how the members of the progressive cult from Hartmann right on down to the lemmings here on this board can justify putting words in other peoples mouths. Is it lack of reading comprehension, or are you just seeking attention?

    My quote

    "Hopefully they will also check into left wing whack-a-doodles who would use this event to push their cause."

    A second quote on the same thread,

    "And I posted the fact that there are more than a few leftie whack-a-doodles that would benefit if any pipeline in the US suddenly ruptured."

    In either of these two quotes, how do you extrapolate, Dex thinks? Mine was a statement of fact.

    You are starting to type like Pierpont, and believe me, that is not a compliment.

  • The difference between regulating behavior and punishing misbehavior...   1 day 2 hours ago
    Quote RichardofJeffersonCity:
    Quote ulTRAX:

    Is enforcement ever perfect? Of course not. But enforced law is much less an abstraction than, say colonial Blue Laws still on the books but never enforced.

    I am not sure how something can be more or less of an abstraction. The discretion behind enforcement of law doesn't make it any more concrete.

    In the case of differential or discretionary law enforcement... the law is a lot MORE concrete to those who know they are targets... say the citizens of Ferguson MO who were routinely pulled over for broken taillights. But the laws are certainly more abstract to the sociopaths and thieves on Wall Street... who at worst pay fines with other people's money... or to sociopathic war criminals like Bush and Cheney who knew they could break international law with impunity.

  • propaganda   1 day 2 hours ago

    I am in the boomer generation and we put an end to the Vietnam War. Protest is needed by the mellenials. Instead 80% do not even vote.

  • The difference between regulating behavior and punishing misbehavior...   1 day 3 hours ago

    More to the point...

    “...Education of the mind, with the exception of being wealthy…”

    According to the laizzez-faire theory of writing English, that’s a perfectly sensible way to begin a sentence. It follows, therefore, that one could also write, “The raising of pigs, with the exception of being caught shtupping at Sammy’s Real Pit BBQ Shack down on Kickapoo Drive…”

  • Facebook making it harder for Bernie Sanders   1 day 3 hours ago

    This morning on Andrea Mitchell (NBC) she was talking about Hilary's emails then said that Hilary only had one opponent "the socialist Bernie Sanders". It would be nice if she was honest in her reporting but because she personally is in the 1% she is very biased and shows it in her reporting.

  • If The Right Hates "Activist Judges"... Then Why Do They Approve Of...   1 day 3 hours ago
    Quote gumball:

    Than why include "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" at all? And how is that a mandate?

    My god, Gummie... do you ever read ANY of the historical sources I post? If you do, do you ever comprehend them? Inherent in the concept of a government run citizen militia IS A MANDATE TO BE ARMED. Therefore it was a CIVIC DUTY.

    Quote gumball:Is it unfathomable to you that a reasonable person can look at that language and conclude that the the right of the people to own guns is explicit in the constitution?
    Only UNREASONABLE people with an agenda would IGNORE THE CLEAR INTENT OF THE SECOND.

    Reasonable people would try 1: to understand who the Framers/First Congress meant by "the People".

    2: Reasonable people would try to understand how most of the BOR was designed to limit powers the federal government was given... "positive rights" as Madison called them.

    3: Reasonable people would try to connect the dots: to understand how the right "to keep and bear arms" was connected to "the security of a free STATE" and the "WELL REGULATED MILITIA".

    And 4: Reasonable people would notice THERE'S NOTHING THERE ABOUT A RIGHT TO FIREARMS FOR OTHER USES.

    Isn't the REAL question here why social conservatives ON THE RIGHT have been trying to negate the true meaning of the NINTH amendment while bastardizing the Second to negate the militia clause?

  • Has California Gone Too Far?   1 day 3 hours ago

    Dex thinks that radical left wingers sabatoged the pipeline in Santa Barbara so that the world would uprise against oil spills. There is no end to these peoples imaginations. Obama is seeding the clouds in Texas as part of the take over and need for marshall law.

  • Okayyyyy - Limbaugh is against the TPP.   1 day 3 hours ago

    Trade has always been one of those issues that cut across party lines.

  • Can we make California the last oil spill?   1 day 3 hours ago

    You told a woman caller that to add some information, that she could put her comment on your daily blog...............so here goes. You almost got the Chaney/Dresser connection correct, but you failed to insert the BUSH connection. Prescott, a long time board member of Dresser Industries left Dresser to run for congress in the state of Connecticut. However, he carried with him a large fortune from his 20 plus years on the board. When Prescott died, (he is the one doing business with Germany pre WW2) the Bush family inherited the fortune. While VP, George H.W. Bush learned of the asbestos threat to Dresser, where their family fortune was tied up with Dresser stock, so when he became president, he appointed Cheney Secretary of defense. As Sec. Def, Cheney handed Halliburton large Gulf War 1 contracts, setting himself up to become HAL CEO at the end of the Bush 1 term. As CEO of HAL, Cheney arranges to buy Dresser, an old competitor, practically bankrupting HAL, so when Cheney became VP, he made up for this BUSH SAVE by handing our tax payer dollars to HAL in Gulf War 2. Has all of this been behind the permitting of 911?

  • Is Being A Fanatical Gun Nut A Psychiatric Disorder?   1 day 3 hours ago
    Quote mavibobo:How am I the real danger? How do plan on tracking the guns while still allowing the average citizen to keep and purchase weapons as they see fit? I am not afraid all the time, I carry a fire arm for the same reason law enforcement does personal protection. If you want me or any other gun owner to give up their guns remove them from law enforcement and security for the politicians first. Lead by example.
    Gee BooBoo... given evil that wants you dead...

    BOOBOO I do not live in fear of anything, but since you know nothing of the world you believe I do. You have no idea what evil I have faced and how that evil wants me dead not because I am an are but because my actions agsinst their illegal activity have cost them lots of money.

    I would have thought that you'd give up your guns once CRIMINALS were truly banned from having access to firearms. But here you're saying you feel more threatened by law enforcement? But that can't be since you say you talk to them everyday.

    What a tangled web you weave...

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday May 26th, 2015   1 day 3 hours ago

    We should not import any product the production of which allowed pollution or employee abuse not allowed in this country!!

  • Daily Topics - Monday May 25th, 2015   1 day 3 hours ago

    There was a live show yesterday? I didn't even think about it.

  • If The Right Hates "Activist Judges"... Then Why Do They Approve Of...   1 day 3 hours ago

    Than why include "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" at all? And how is that a mandate?

    Is it unfathomable to you that a reasonable person can look at that language and conclude that the the right of the people to own guns is explicit in the constitution?

  • Do We Need Amtrak?   1 day 3 hours ago
    Quote Bush_Wacker:

    I would have to assume that since you are a trucker, you not only damage the roads more than the average driver, actually a whole helluva lot more, and you make a profit off of using those same roads that you destroy. The real question is "when are you going to pay your FAIR share?".

    I'm literally sick of your ilk crying about how you are always getting screwed by the guberment while taking advantage of it all of the time.

    James BooBoo Bond didn't say he was a trucker... just owns a truck. Guess you didn't read how his real job is fighting the evil that wants him dead... which is why he lives in a secret location cowering behind his guns. Oh, sorry... he's admitted he's not afraid all the time.

    http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2014/03/being-fanatical-gun-nut-psychi...

  • GOP Gerrymandering in Indiana...   1 day 4 hours ago
    Quote Mauiman2:Sorry Democrats would have done the same thing given the same opportunity.
    TRANSLATION: you have no historical evidence that the Dems WOULD have gerrymandered on a massive scale as did the GOP. You're just assuming they would.

    For example, Arizona has a non-partisan commission for drawing districts. Who is challenging it? The GOP.

    http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2014/02/21/gop-lawmakers-challenge-to-az-...

    Same in CA http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/27/local/la-me-redistricting-20111027

    Quote Mauiman2:Actually the situation is worse than what you state here. I think I heard that in 2012 the Democrats got more total votes for congressional seats than the Republicans got nationally.
    True... the Dems got about 1.4 million more votes nationally than the GOP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elec... and the GOP got 234 seats to 201.

    Quote Mauiman2:The Democrats need to figure out how to get their base to show up at the ballot box in non presidential years. That base obviously did not show up in 2010 and 2014.
    That too. But speaking as someone who sees the Dems an obstacle to reforming our system, the real problem is our electoral system is incapable of measuring the will of the people, and and political system is antidemocratic and incapable of translating elections into governing majorities.

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