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LizzMay. 12, 2013 - 02:23PM JST
This is some serious business and the counter that this is simply politic, in which case nothing would ever get reported, isn't going to cut it. Even the panel guests on MSNBC agreed that the appearance of a scandal makes the White House “look terrible.” NBC Reporter Kelly O’Donnell even suggested that the controversy could lead to impeachment proceedings against the president. Gregory Hicks, the key Benghazi whistle-blower who has allegedly been punished for speaking out against the administration is a registered Democrat who voted for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, etc. Where Benghazi is concerned, there is blood in the water and the mainstream media has (at long last) picked up the scent.
Posted in: New info on Benghazi attack fuels Republican case
LizzMay. 12, 2013 - 11:14AM JST
The White House may try to throw Hillary under but I doubt she will go easily and may even end up telling the truth to try and save herself. That is where Obama’s arrogance might well get him into trouble. Hiring relatives of network executives for top positions has gotten him this far to some extent, but impeachment might seriously be in the cards depending on which way the winds are blowing for the Administration 6 months or a year from now. They are going to be jostled badly by Obamacare and other policy decisions as well.
We might need to build a few dozen federal prisons to accommodate the complicit scumbags.
LizzMay. 12, 2013 - 06:08AM JST
Dennis Rodman told TMZ he will be travelling back to North Korea in August to resume political dialogue with Kim Jong-Un because Barack Obama "can't do [expletive]."
That would have made a cool GOP ad: Obama can't do ****.
Posted in: Dennis Rodman says he is heading back to N Korea
LizzMay. 11, 2013 - 01:00AM JST
Actually there are a number of states in which the rape of minors is a death penalty offense, although it is extremely difficult to impose. And even more of a challenge in this case will be to show that the actions actually caused the deaths years after the fact without an independent basis for proving that the child wasn't legitimately and consensually conceived.
Posted in: Prosecutor may seek death penalty in Cleveland kidnap case
LizzMay. 01, 2013 - 08:33AM JST
“For the Japanese economy to truly improve, we will need to make the same kind of efforts as in the past,” former finance minister Yosano says. “That is work hard, create new technologies and try to sell goods abroad.”
.....along with addressing the other structural problems of population growth, labor participation, private investment, innovation, free trade and productivity etc. all of which involve the risks of losing public support and provoking political conflicts with determined dissenters like you.
Posted in: 'Abenomics' detractors brace for 'I told you so' moment
LizzApr. 24, 2013 - 09:01AM JST
On any given day almost anybody can take a good look at mail addressed to Congress, the Cabinet secretaries, the federal cops, and so on and funny stuff is there to be seen. This is the same thing that happened in 2001 with the anthrax that was sent a week or so after 9/11. They blamed some poor sucker then too who ended up committing suicide when obviously it was a misdirected attempt at distraction from the real killers.
Posted in: Poison letter suspect released amid new scare at U.S. air base
LizzApr. 23, 2013 - 11:37AM JST
I am surprised to hear of a friendly link between Al-Qaeda and Iran, but in any case the group has had a known interest in Amtrak since 2011 or before, so I doubt this is the end of it. We need at the least a “no-ride” list barring suspected terrorists from Amtrak trains because of the potential threat of an attack.
Posted in: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot against passenger train
LizzApr. 21, 2013 - 05:49PM JST
Baloney.,....look at all the ballyhoo about guns these past few months. Never an attempt?
If it had been a white there would have been speculation more broadly centered around the White supremacist subculture and Tax Protest Groups, Tea Party, talk radio, unspecified right wing groups or even the NRA, etc. Especially Sarah Palin and she isn't even a male. lol Since Muslims are a much smaller minority of the population much less defined demographically to Americans, it is obviously easier to stereotype as extremists and jihadists than to make generalizations about Caucasian men.
Posted in: Second Boston bombing suspect in hospital after being captured
LizzApr. 21, 2013 - 06:54AM JST
Lanza wasn't a terrorist in the sense that a terrorist has political aims, usually enabled by a larger group or culture. It's not about the killing, it's about the fallout, whether that means reduction of freedom in exchange for security or just instilling fear in a population. It's punishment on society for a perceived wrong. A mass murderer just wants to take people out. They enjoy killing. They are self-absorbed and have no greater goal than to satisfy their own depraved desires. IMO.
LizzApr. 20, 2013 - 11:45PM JST
Speaking of compassion, perhaps this is a case of intelligence assets gone bad if the brothers were double agents sent to this county to infiltrate one Islamic sect or another. That could be a prime reason the second suspect was not killed. Clearly the FBI knew the identity of the terrorists before they released the video tapes to the public. I can't imagine that they didn't run the images past their own counter terrorism guys, one or more of whom had interviewed terrorist #1, and no doubt had his picture in their files.
LizzApr. 20, 2013 - 10:12PM JST
Watching CNN really turns my stomach. They are bending over backwards to make up excuses for why the younger brother had done this. All his friends said that he was so pure, so kind, so American! Obviously he was tricked into doing what he had done. It must have been his older brother that did it to him!! What does his religion have to do with this anyway ?
I guarantee if the bombers had been Tea Party racists inflamed by Rush Limbaugh and Christian teachings to murder children on Hitler’s birthday his ideology and every other piece of demographics would have everything to do with it.
LizzApr. 19, 2013 - 08:06AM JST
Why wear a bright white hat to the scene of a terrorist attack you’re about to commit, no sunglasses, hat backwards? Probably someone leaving for their overseas flights immediately afterwards...
Posted in: Online manhunt for Boston bombers raises concerns about amateur sleuths, vigilantes
LizzApr. 18, 2013 - 07:51PM JST
Genesis of the fire unknown at this point, whether arson-related or some kind of accident. All that is obvious at this point is that heat, does some weird and amazing stuff to some chemicals.
Posted in: 5-15 killed, 160 injured in Texas fertilizer plant blast
LizzApr. 18, 2013 - 09:32AM JST
Although Thatcher possibly did go too far in an ideological crusade on manufacturing, her real goal was to return to the individual self-reliance that she believed had made Britain great but that had been sorely lacking since the end of the war when the country had begun relying too heavily on the state. Even Labour has admitted that they would never have been able to reform employment laws or privatize utilities because of opposition from their activist base the trade unions. But because the Tory Government had made the changes, Blair, Brown etc had the much easier task to listen to the broader public, including the prosperous, aspirational elements of the working class that had gone Conservative by the late 1980's that and to not reverse them. Thatcher did the scary, heavy lifting for all of them. If these mines had never been nationalized they would have gone gracefully before she came to power, areas would not have been so dependent upon failing industries, and the transition to a post industrial economy would have been much smoother than what turned out to be a union-organized exercise in national suicide.
Posted in: Thatcher laid to rest with full pomp
LizzApr. 18, 2013 - 08:48AM JST
For many people who actually remember pre 1980 Britain, Mrs Thatcher was a revolution. Of course the policies she had were harsh, someone will always lose out no matter which direction a government takes, but the unions and laughably weak labour government had lead the country to ruin.
Definitely. It is difficult for anyone who didn't live through it to grasp just how deep were the senses of despair felt by so many in Britain in the 1970's at the powerlessness of government in the face of trade union action, nationalization of industry having failed so miserably and the nation's finances been terribly mismanaged, so quickly and significantly have things changed since then. The greatest single architect of that change of course being Thatcher. Her influence on history cannot be seriously contested.
LizzApr. 16, 2013 - 09:32AM JST
Let's not speculate.
A very pertinent reminder. This could have been a cell phone detonator, in which case presumably they could be miles away watching on TV or a block or two away. Maybe someone was run down who simply wanted to be close to see the carnage but misjudged.
Posted in: 3 dead, 130 hurt after two bombs explode near Boston Marathon finish line
LizzApr. 16, 2013 - 09:00AM JST
I think it was a CBS report that said the Saudi man was acting suspiciously and was tackled by a bystander, now being 'guarded ' or "ID'd" in the hospital, but certainly no one has been named as a suspect or officially taken into custody.
LizzApr. 16, 2013 - 08:40AM JST
I heard the Saudi 'person of interest' or whatever term you want to use is badly burned and was trying to lie low before being hospitalized.
LizzApr. 16, 2013 - 08:24AM JST
No. (It falls on 4/16 this year.)
Oh, OK. Thanks. I didn't check into the time difference either. Although I believe Israeli holidays may begin at sundown the night before (?).
LizzApr. 16, 2013 - 08:12AM JST
Domestic terror? Obivously too soon to tell, but keep in mind it's not only Boston Marathon day but also Patriots' Day. Someone could be making a point about the "tyranny" of government.
Isn't it also Israeli independence day ?
May. 20, 2013 - 12:20PM JST
With the high rate of ji-satsu (suicide), hikikomori, and now these senseless act of violence, what…
Posted in: Student attacked by knife-wielding man on Kanagawa street
May. 20, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
Urqinchina@: Back in 1800AD, Tibet was under Chinese rule by the Mongo Emperors, just a historical…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 20, 2013 - 12:18PM JST
the vast majority of my savings is safely in dollars, having taken advantage of the 70-80…
Posted in: Weak yen helps drive Japan earnings, but no cure-all
May. 20, 2013 - 12:17PM JST
"Foreign residents caught driving without a license, using their cars to carry paying passengers, jumping a…
Posted in: Kuwait deports 1,258 expats for traffic offenses
May. 20, 2013 - 12:13PM JST
Foreign media always tells half-truth. They will never say the part where Hashimoto says…
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation