I know what would driven me mad as a Muslim citizen of Iraq, was to know that the oppression of my people by Saddam Husein , had been financed and backed by the United States for over a decade and the war with Iran that killed over one million Muslims on both sides, had been financed by America trying to destabilize the whole region while using the slaughter to sell made in America weapons. What would driven me mad as a Muslim in Iraq, was to watch as a militarily superior, nuclear capable country crashed our borders , inflicted a million plus deaths and terrible destruction on my people , while setting the ground work for the deliberate looting of my country by the American and Western corporate war profiteers. What would really driven me mad as Muslim was to watch as the western corporate spin-masters made me out as the bad guy .marked me and my fellow Muslims for righteous western elimination.


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PhilfromOhio 1 year 15 weeks ago


And then we have no clue as to why some people strap on bombs and blow themselves up. Selective facts, selective memory and selective outrage. Bad behavior creates bad behavior. Killing and insulting innocent Muslims assures that the Middle East will remain a profitable mess for the arms industry and a continuing financial drain on the US.

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Alberto Ceras 2 1 year 15 weeks ago

Maybe there is a clue. Start by taking a look at u.S.A./Israel killing. Just a few notes:



134 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 2,160 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000. (View Sources & More Information)

Starting in 2019, the U.S. will give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – $3.8 billion per year, which is $10.41 million per day. Read more


And more here:


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Ronin 1 year 15 weeks ago

A visitor from another planet would see it this way: Religion has caused many hardships in the name of a "Creator" "Supreme being" "God" throughout human history. When you look closer through the lens of a cultural anthropoligist... one can see why such religious institutions exist. Darwin put it i terms applicable to all species: "natural selection" survival...it is the root of why religions exist..It's what made homo sapiens successful (IE left off-spring to carry on the gene pool) was the grouping of themsleves in "tribes" and all tribes have a need to authenicate so man developed the notion of a "creator" (God) that singled their tribe out with celestial authenticity thus the tribe can do no wrong.. taking from comepting tribes.. killing those that would threaten their safety.. etc. Nations are simply artifacts of tribal unity. The pervasive gene in all homo sapiens thanks to natural selection is the need to affirm one's existence. In the terror ridden Molsem nations the mnatra is "we got Mohmmad, ya'll sum bitches ain't" so it's OK to kill teh others. In Israel it's "we got Moses, ya'll sum bitches ain't so it's OK to kill those that don;lt have Moses. Here in America it's the same dynamic.. "let's kill some sum bitches that ain't got Jesus" the banter of the Christian Right (or is iot Reich? lOL)all human are driven by a genetic obliagtion to decalre "I'm OK... God said so.. and you aren't. bang bang... for true beleivers, bang bang.. God's plan. Look at the history of teh modern world.. 1600's pilgrims landed and told the native americans to get off thier land as God gave it to teh pilgrims. In 1948, Jews migrated to middle east and told tehnon-Jewsih inhabitants to get off thier land "God gave it to them via Moses" All because of "celestala" authenticty called religion. You earthlings are so primitive with your primevil justification for being.

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Ronin 1 year 15 weeks ago

It's all based on one group declaring a "celestail" authticvity to kill those that are not them. here in the "Bible Belt" it's ok to "kill sum bitches that ain't got Jee-suz" it's man's obsession with self... (genetic driven component left over in evolution of our species) "I'm OK, you're not" so it's OK to kill others that are "not" them. That validates Darwin's theory of natural selection... which favors affirmation of self over getting along with those that are not you. Once you affirm "God's on your side, killing competetors is acceptable.

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Alberto Ceras 2 1 year 15 weeks ago

Hawking gives us humans maybe a hundred more years to enjoy killing each other off then it's lights out on this tiny globe. As some here may know I've long advocated VHEMT. My blog from some five years ago applies:


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DdC 1 year 15 weeks ago

Boosh and Rayguns had several ops turned conveniently enemy.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?

Especially terrorizing American Vets.

Many Veterans are the Enemy in the D.E.A.th War

I can't think of a more despicable act than depriving American citizens of established treatment for what has killed thousands each year.

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74

Free and Open Scientific Inquiry?
Cancer in the Family
Scientists Re-Re-Re-Discover

Or the inept waste of taxes, diverted from schools, healthcare and the infrastructure.

"We have spent over a trillion dollars trying to eradicate the world's most beneficial plant off the face of the earth. Imagine what a better world this would be if that money had been spent on treatment, education and studying the medical benefits of marijuana."
-- Steve Hager - High Times Editor (1988 - 2003)

The US terrorizes more of its own citizens than anyone else or anywhere else.

420 Dysfunction Junction, Incarceration Nation

The bottom line is the Neocon definition of the Mother of Inventions. Necessity is now seen as an opportunity to profit. Wars are seen the same way, although the US doesn't declare many wars these days when for profit police actions are so popular. No need to beg Congress or produce war toys at cost. Its not a secret except to those gathering info on the cable alphabet channels. Policing for profits is a big winner and no coincidence the cop unions and cage unions are the most zealous prohibitionists, not leaving out the rehabilitation asylums filling up from court ordered plea bargains. That make up over 90% of the arrests. Growth industries selling paraphernalia like urine testing and ankle bracelets. Prohibitionists are terrorizing American citizens and rewarded with big buck contracts and Pell Grants. Denied to anyone ever busted for drugs, for life. Oh btw Canada is simply subsidiary of Unkle Scam. We's all American dude.

45 years cowards have been selling out American citizens for profits on the Ganjawar. Now the middle class is treated as those of color or sexual orientation. Both groups shunning prohibitions atrocities until both of them were informed that they were in the same boat as the stoners. Who got AIDs patients Ganja in the early days before legalities mattered or were politically correct. It was also the Ganja reform who showed the Black Caucus how Nixon used the same Ganjawar to persecute mostly people of color. As they stood in line with the prohibitionists blaming hobgoblins the same as soccer moms and the clergy. Now light is seeping into the consciousness of the nation. It all boils down to the meaning of "value". Conservatudes define it as capital gains while progressives seem to naively see it as good deeds done for the unfortunate. Except the unfortunate finding relief from their illness with Ganja. Still a ways to go on that.

Fredrick Douglass Scorch

How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?

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