I have to strongly agree. This very brave woman has exposed herself, she’s defiantly in danger for exposing this cleric. Someone with some guts and resources needs to help her.
April 23, 2013 at 1:31pm
Unfortunately while I very much wish to disagree with you I don’t believe I have a single grounds to do so on. The consequences of decisions made in the past can not be cleaned away with something as simple as an election. The country and its citizens will reap the consequences of our actions and inaction’s.
April 12, 2013 at 10:05pm
Consider that most of these “Teachers” are 23-25 years old. While no doubt smart people they don’t exactly have a wealth of life experience from which to draw on. No doubt many of them took it at academic face value, can the student make an argument that might have been made 60 years ago. Thirty years ago I suspect most students would have naturally seen they were expected to play devils advocate with such an assignment, but in this modern age of “anything goes Ethics” I do fear you could get quite a different result. After all we are seeing a resurgence of Nazism.
April 6, 2013 at 5:45pm
While I have seen many comments here that Obama is pro-Iran I would remind everyone that isn’t the case. He’s made at least one youtube video against Iran that I am aware of and never once can I recall him supporting them verbally. Now he HAS supported Turkey, in point of fact he and the leader of Turkey seem rather chummy. Turkey and Iran may be both Islamic but don’t make the mistake of thinking these two brothers like each other…
A few other lose thoughts…
1. A war after October would justify Obama breaking his new budget for next year.
2. Obama said while in Israel he thought Iran was a year away and that was a red line the US wouldn’t let them cross.
3. A serious military operation over sears would greatly weaken the US economy further which would speed up Obama’s push to a command capitalism economy.
4. If the President really is campaigning for a third term swatting an “Evil Nuclear Power” is good headlines.
5. If Obama and the leader of Turkey really are friends it defiantly helps to do a friend a major favor.
6. Israel would likely get involved with “might” create an opening for Obama to cut them down in front of the international community.
April 6, 2013 at 9:15am
For a Press Secretary this man is amazingly good at picking bad phrases. I mean all cheap shots aside that is just not a good phrase to use in a Democratic society.
March 30, 2013 at 12:13pm
Actually my guess is polygamy is next. After all most people see that is a much lesser issue than gay marriage. But it wont stop there, now that we have official kicked out the last legal definitions of marriage it will now mutate into God only knows what. Its not too far fetched that we will see easing of child pornography in the next 20-50 years. And naturally all of us bigoted “traditionalist” will need to go the way of the dinosaur in this modern and new “Society of Free Thought”.
…where’s the aspirin.
March 29, 2013 at 5:16am
I can’t speak for the rest of the country but here in Oklahoma I’m not hearing about new jobs, or new factories, or booming business. No one is talking about getting raises and everything in the stores is creeping up in price. A cup of coffee is the highest I have ever seen it. And were one of the states least hit by whats happening. From everything I have read the only thing keeping us out of hyper Inflation is most people still think their money is still worth something and aren’t rushing to spend it before its worthless.
No, full credit to Fox News for helping thousands of innocent people get killed for no good reason. They have the blood of the innocents on their hands. What does it say about the character of those who still openly support them?
March 20, 2013 at 12:55pm
I have never seen a better example of how deeply divided this country has become philosophically. If the fundamental tenants of “Hard Working” America no longer exist walk the hauls of Washington (regardless of what is practiced by the American people) I fear its over for the country.
I came rather late to pride in my country, now it seems I have discovered my countries greatness only in time to sit at its death bed.
March 20, 2013 at 12:34pm
March 20, 2013 at 2:00am
Anyone else starting to get the impression all these high end bankers are aware of something the rest of us are only starting to guess at?
Also, whats the point of bailing out a bank if the depositors lose all their money? The natural reaction will be to remove your money from the bank, unless the bank literally takes all of it. Which seems the only way to prevent a run. Frankly at that point citizens with guns or no guns I wouldn’t want to be in charge of that country.
We have guns, but that isn't the solution here. Nobody knew about this - it wasn't in my newspaper this morning and hit the internet only about six hours ago. I have already fielded my first anxious call from a family member.
We were watching Cyprus from a safe distance and then it appears right in our faces.
Almost all of our banks are foreign owned - mostly by Australian banks, which is another personal niggle of mine. If the Australian banks get into trouble, what is to stop New Zealanders paying the bill, I wonder.
Our government has said that it is a tool "of last resort". Unfortunately, as we have observed of politicians the world over, the tool of last resort is usually the first thing that they reach for...
Sounds more and more like gold is the way to go. Banks taking your money on behalf of the governments, governments raising taxes, governments printing money out of thin air. Something is out of control worldwide. I smell Soros and his gang of communist thieves.
I agree, how does this make sense?
And yes, it sounds like the powers that be "see" something coming down the pike and it isn't good.
"We have guns, but that isn’t the solution here"
True.But voting a politician out of office isn't the answer either. A politician out of office can work for a non profit, the news media or the bureaucracy. If they have been in officer a while they are usually rich, so they do not have to find a job as white collar professional or blue collar skilled trade. Chances are outside of lawyering, they have no skills or real conception of the world.
IMO the answer is mass action to vote whole blocs of them out of power & overwhelm the politicians buddy system. Nonprofits have to be starved of donations & maybe stripped of tax exempt status. Media companies have to be boycotted.
For the politician media connection I give the example of Stephanopoulos & Chelsea Clinton.
"Fielding anxious calls"
'The Blaze" does not have to exist for me to be worried. I read this several hours or 1/2 day before on Zerohedge.com. So much for people thinking they can shut Beck down & maybe Hannity & Rush too and then everything will be peachy (Dissent banned). One Zerohedge article worried me. They were discussing nationalization. If governments are willing steal bank deposits, they are willing to nationalize. That does affect job security and maybe physical security for business people & expats of any nations.
I remember an old war film where warship commanders were having a conference on the capital ship. Someone asked the commander of the "Ajax" which was crewed mainly by Kiwis, "How are you getting on with the New Zealanders?" to which the reply was "Oh, you know, 500 Kiwis - 500 different opinions".
It was a cinematic joke, but there is a lot of truth behind it, which is why the general population exerts far less control over our government than is the case in the US, for example. Though it does occassionally happen, it is difficult to get New Zealanders to agree on anything in large numbers. And the government is well aware of that fact. In a lot of cases the government makes a fairly bland response to an issue such as this and then sits back, letting people bicker amongst themselves until the whole thing runs out of steam and dies down.
That said; I am astonished how quickly this thing has gone quiet. I am outraged, and while I'm far from alone, a lot of people are shrugging their shoulders and making their own plans to protect their money.
The banks have actually been against this legislation from the beginning as they know full well that the likely reaction is a flight of capital out of their businesses over time. Everything that I've learned indicates that they're correct.
We've been warned. In the end it comes down to people taking personal responsibility, I suppose...
March 19, 2013 at 12:57pm
I think an estimated 10% withdrawal is extremely optimistic. I do suspect most of the Russians will yank all of their capital within the coming week, if that capital makes up 50% of the countries deposits its the end of their economy.
Either that or Russia invades Cyprus and all of its natural resources. Be ready the actual physical fighting of WWIII is about to start.
March 19, 2013 at 12:55pm
Unfortunately you are making a very valid point. I had not realized until recently that much of the price increases i’m seeing on every day goods is on account of the decreasing buying value of the US dollar.
March 19, 2013 at 10:22am
I’m growing very skeptical about this story. There has been no details about any of these E-mails, no Wiki-leaks, no rant sights pouring over the details. If real hackers got something this juicy on her they would be screaming and ranting it from the roof tops.
March 19, 2013 at 1:05am
It all seems a little too neat and straight forward for my liking. Very convent for anyone opposed to her 2016 bid.
March 19, 2013 at 12:05am
The exact opposite is also a possibility, and her proclaiming her innocence would only make her look all the more guilty to most of us. Also do note that Obama has already taken pains to distance himself from the whole thing. Perhaps our lady-in-waiting-President-to-be has become a scrape goat… or “maybe” she’s just guilty as heck and finally been called out.
Little observation though, real hackers in the 16-22+ year range tend to blab everything they know to everyone. Something about the excitement of getting away with it goes to their heads. Whoever did this was far more selective and hasn’t exactly spread state secrets all over the world wide web.
I’m getting too cynical for my age…
March 18, 2013 at 11:54pm
So Obama’s biggest rival for the Democratic Presidential nomination for 2016 just got torpedoed below the waterline. I’m having a hard time being broken up about it, but I would defiantly be happier if I knew who was shooting the torpedoes…