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DEA Buys Amtrak Passenger Lists

I'm not sure what is most disturbing about this news. The DEA getting confidential passenger info without a warrant? The DEA paying for something they could get for free? An Amtrak employee acting as a paid informant? Amtrak getting a cut of money seized as a result of this information?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dea-unnecessarily-paid-854460-for-amtrak-pas...

Rich Hill

A new Documentary covers poverty, rural poverty, the kind of poverty RFK tackled and subsequently reduced from 25% to 12%.

/august-7--2014---tracy-droz-tragos Stewart interview

You Tube Trailer

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rich_hill/ Read the comments for perspective.

Amazon has it for streaming view

Gerry Ford's Disastrous Pardon Of Nixon

I don't know if anyone saw the PBS special last night on Dick Cavett and Watergate. Cavett was one of the early ones in the electronic media that ran with the story... and in one of his interviews with Gerry Ford, Ford explains the pardon... that he didn't want to rip the nation apart. Cavett hated Ford for the pardon but then comes to agree with view. I still believe Nixon should have been prosecuted. Nixon's approval rating was already down to 24%.

Sanity 1/Gun nuts 0

I Detroit the guy that shot and killed an unarmed black girl seeking help was found guilty 2nd degree murder, and manslaughter. In TX you can still shoot to kill anyone, anytime, unarmed passersby, or teen, or shoplifter, but not in Detroit. Yes, Detroit is more civilized than TX.

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IRAQ: What Should We Do About ISIS?

Changed the name of the thread to more accurately reflect the topic.

I opposed the Iraq war. After 911 Bush had a chance to bring moderate Muslims on board to take on the radicals. Instead he radicalized the Islamic world. He had a chance if he put Israel on the choke-chain. He didn't. He might have gotten away with invading Afghanistan... but not a second Islamic nation that clearly had no role in 911. Bush and his fellow neocons are war criminals who not only violated international law but arguably the 2002 AUMF.

ALL OUT TO END THE OCCUPATION! Mass Vigil and Rally on the Portland Waterfront

Let's get one person out for each Gazan killed and show our city the human scale of this amount of death and destruction. We will print the name of each person killed on a piece of paper and we will all stand along either the Waterfront walkway or Naito Parkway sidewalks holding our signs in a silent demonstration of solidarity with Gaza. With enough people, our line will stretch all the way from the Hawthorne Bridge to the Morrison Bridge. We will follow this vigil with statements of solidarity read by various community and student groups.

Conservative ripoff #99

It's what conservives do, w/rush, sean, cheney, rick perry, bachman pitching the scam, what coulg go wrong? /conservative-group-accused-of-troop-aid-scam- $2.5 million net for the grifter.

obamas "Operation Choke Point" choked out!

Another attempt by obama to pee on the constitution foiled.

The FDIC said its efforts to destroy the gun industry “led to misunderstandings.”

"Gun retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed “high risk” by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew Monday the list it put together that outlined what merchants may be considered risky for banks to do business with as part of the Obama administration’s “Operation Choke Point.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/28/gun-retailers-payday-len...

Poetry from Rand is canned

He recited some words in support of Mitch, his insults were lame, since Allison's a Dame

There once was a girl from the Bluegrass state

Thought she'd make a great candidate

"Don't worry my friends, she's just a young tart"

Do we expect anything less from a grumpy old fart?.

He lost his seat, his pleas were too little, too late

Civil Forfeiture

Jon Stewart did a bit where police pull over a car for suspicion [which means anything] search it, find nothing but money in their wallets, and are allowed to keep it. One texas state road is notorious. _supreme_court_decision_lets_the_government. by Slate

and the conservative pov .heritage./civil-asset-forfeiture-7-things-you-should-know

USA disease infected France

Verecundia Americanitis infected the country of France /naked-breasts-on-the-riviera-kiss-them-goodbye/ I think that is a metaphorical kiss.

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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