User Profile: KidCharlemagne

KidCharlemagne

Member Since: June 25, 2011

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  • November 17, 2014 at 2:45pm

    “MOST certainly there are many in Saudi Arabia who would like to see harm done to America”…
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    Why though?

    America has been obligated to protect Saudi Arabia since 1944:

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    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1— President Reagan broadened the American commitment in the Persian Gulf today by saying that the United States would not allow Saudi Arabia to fall into the hands of any internal or external forces threatening to cut off oil supplies for the West.
    October 1, 1981: “Reagan Says U.S. Would Bar A Takeover In Saudi Arabia That Imperiled Flow Of Oil”

    Why would they be inclined to harm their protective guardian?

  • [1] November 16, 2014 at 9:07am

    One wonders what the point of all this is….
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    “Now we see a New World coming into view”…..

  • [2] November 16, 2014 at 9:03am

    “Could someone tell me exactly what a “large land-mass war” is.”
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    The current Eurasian theater of war stretches all the way from The Balkans to Afghanistan.

  • [3] November 9, 2014 at 5:03pm

    “There were WMDs. Many, many thousands…”
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    George W. Bush states in his 2010 book that no WMD’s were ever found in Iraq:

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    “Still, I knew the failure to find WMD would transform public perception of the war. While was undoubtedly safer with Saddam gone, the reality was that I had sent American troops into combat based in large part on intelligence that proved false.

    That was a massive blow to our credibility –my credibility– that would shake the confidence of the American people.

    No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do.”
    -George W. Bush, Decision Points, November 9, 2010

  • [1] November 9, 2014 at 5:01pm

    “Are Democrats sorry that President Bush never took any of Iraq’s oil”…
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    We don’t even need Iraq’s oil……we issue the currency that oil is denominated in all over the globe….

    The Federal Reserve can simply print as many dollars as we need to in order to buy all the oil that we want.

  • [2] November 9, 2014 at 4:52pm

    Had Saddam invaded Saudi Arabia, he would have controlled 40% of the world’s oil. I get a kick out of those of scream, “it’s all about oil”,
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    It really is about oil though:

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    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1— President Reagan broadened the American commitment in the Persian Gulf today by saying that the United States would not allow Saudi Arabia to fall into the hands of any internal or external forces threatening to cut off oil supplies for the West.
    October 1, 1981: “Reagan Says U.S. Would Bar A Takeover In Saudi Arabia That Imperiled Flow Of Oil”

    Saudi Arabia is THE weapon that the United States used to trigger the collapse of the Soviet Union with (“any weapon that you can use can be used against you as well”).

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  • November 6, 2014 at 10:21am

    Ron Paul predictions always have a bad habit of coming true:

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    “The trade deficit last year was over $728 billion. A $2 trillion war is raging, and plans are being laid to expand the war into Iran and possibly Syria. The only restraining force will be the world’s rejection of the dollar.”
    -Ron Paul, House of Representatives, February 15, 2006

  • [10] October 14, 2014 at 11:20pm

    “Instead, U.S. forces discovered munitions that had been manufactured before 1991, possibly leading the government to not disclose the findings.”
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    Saddam’s chemical weapons were supposed to have already been destroyed in 1991 though:

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    “As I report to you, air attacks are under way against military targets in Iraq. We are determined to knock out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear bomb potential. We will also destroy his chemical weapons facilities. Much of Saddam’s artillery and tanks will be destroyed.”

    -President George H.W. Bush, Transcript of the Comments by Bush on the Air Strikes Against the Iraqis, January 17, 1991

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  • [14] October 13, 2014 at 9:41pm

    “The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of our review.”
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    “Paid administrative leave” = paid vacation

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  • [1] October 9, 2014 at 2:17pm

    “Federal government will place federal police that will answer to DC and not the towns, cities, counties, or state.”
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    That already happened long ago though….

    What do you think the “War on Drugs” is for?….

    DC passes out free money and military equipment to local police in exchange for their loyalty:

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    “The reason is simple: If he steps up his pursuit of marijuana growers, his department is eligible for roughly half a million dollars a year in federal anti-drug funding, helping save some jobs. The majority of the funding would have to be used to fight pot. Marijuana may not be the county’s most pressing crime problem, the sheriff says, but “it’s where the money is.”

    Washington has long allocated funds to help localities fight crime, influencing their priorities in the process.”

  • [4] October 9, 2014 at 2:06pm

    “Yeah, get it on film,” the officer said to the bystanders.
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    He asked for it, didn’t he?

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  • [1] October 7, 2014 at 4:39pm

    On Oct. 7, 1571, the united fleet of Christendom “risked all against the vast military hordes of the Ottoman Empire” off the coast of Greece, he said.
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    Hasn’t the west always needed the Ottoman muslims to help them defeat the Russians and the Christians though?:

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    “The Crimean War (October 1853 – February 1856) was a conflict in which Russia lost to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia.

    The immediate cause involved the rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, which was controlled by the Ottoman Empire.”
    Crimean War (1853 – 1857)

  • [1] September 30, 2014 at 3:42pm

    Civil forfeiture is yet another method to protect the delicate fractional reserve banking system…

    It’s a way to ‘encourage’ you to maintain all your reserves of cash in electronic form:

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    “Many U.S. banks were forced to shut down during the Great Depression because so many people attempted to withdraw assets at the same time. Today there are many safeguards in place to prevent such an instance from occurring again, but the fractional-reserve banking system remains in place.”

  • [1] September 29, 2014 at 11:26pm

    Netanyahu criticized the efforts of six world powers to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying: “To defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war.”
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    Didn’t Netanyahu say earlier that both ISIS and Iran should be left alone to duke it out with one another though?:

    Jerusalem Post (June 22, 2014): “Netanyahu suggests pinning ISIS against Iran”

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  • [7] September 28, 2014 at 11:36am

    Warfare hasn’t changed much at all in the past 300 years, has it?….

    A lesson in Destabilization 101 (courtesy of America’s Founding Fathers):

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    “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”
    Declaration Of Independence (July 4, 1776)

  • September 27, 2014 at 9:07am

    SpeakSoftlyAndCarry
    - Sep. 26, 2014 at 11:54pm
    I’ve never missed Ronald Reagan more than I have this year!
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    Reagan was attempting to bury the hatchet with Iran in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union:

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    “As the Tower board reported, what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms for hostages. This runs counter to my own beliefs, to administration policy, and to the original strategy we had in mind. There are reasons why it happened, but no excuses. It was a mistake. I undertook the original Iran initiative in order to develop relations with those who might assume leadership in a post-Khomeini government.”
    -Ronald Wilson Reagan, Address To The Nation On Iran-Contra (March 4, 1987)

  • September 23, 2014 at 2:29pm

    “Agents found an abandoned truck loaded with 1,700 pounds of pot, and captured the rest after detaining two separate groups of illegal immigrants.”
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    Milton Friedman was right…..

    It’s a great day for the competition:

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    “In addition to which, by keeping goods out and by arresting, let’s say, local marijuana growers, the government keeps the price of these products high. What more could a monopolist want? He’s got a government who makes it very hard for all his competitors and who keeps the price of his products high. It’s absolutely heaven. ”
    Dr. Milton Friedman (1991)

    As long as you keep propping up their prices for them (by artificially reducing the supply), then they will keep on coming….

  • September 23, 2014 at 12:27pm

    RJJinGadsden
    - Sep. 23, 2014 at 11:48am

    Kid, What is your point?
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    The royalty (especially Muslim royalty) of foreign countries should NEVER be allowed to “borrow” or “rent” the U.S. military whenever they feel the need to get rid of a competitor…

    I’m sorry that you feel differently, RJJ.

  • [1] September 23, 2014 at 11:36am

    “We were joined in this coalition by our friends and partners, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain.”
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    They were all going to pitch in to rent the U.S. military for awhile to do this last year:

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    Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion
    Aaron Blake
    September 4, 1:21 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.

    “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

    Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

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  • September 22, 2014 at 8:17pm

    Puddle Duck
    - Sep. 22, 2014 at 5:26pm
    The Volstead Act was not repealed primarily because it was unenforceable it was repealed to shift a massive stream of revenue…
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    That’s simply false….by that point, the Federal Reserve could print money anyway.

    The groundswell for repeal of the Volstead Act came directly from the people…in fact, Congress was so afraid of the Temperance lobby that they chose the alternate form of amendment in pursuance of Article V:

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    “Although the U.S. Constitution provides two methods for ratifying constitutional amendments, only one method had been used up until that time; and that was for ratification by the state legislatures of three-fourths of the states. However, the wisdom of the day was that the lawmakers of many states were either beholden to or simply fearful of the temperance lobby. For that reason, when Congress formally proposed the repeal of Prohibition on February 20, 1933 (with the requisite two-thirds having voted in favor in each house; 63 to 21 in the United States Senate and 289 to 121 in the United States House of Representatives), they chose the other ratification method established by Article V, that being via state conventions.

    The Twenty-first Amendment is the only constitutional amendment ratified by state conventions rather than by state legislatures.

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