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KidCharlemagne

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  • [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.

  • [1] September 20, 2014 at 11:05am

    Russia has previously indicated that they will not surrender possession of Syria (without some serious escalation taking place):

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    “For Russia, Syria, not Iran, is the hidden tripwire for WWIII — and the battles this time around will not favor us by focusing on our military strengths.”
    -Michael Reagan, October 5, 2012

  • September 16, 2014 at 6:32pm

    You can’t return back to Kosovo without going through Iraq and Syria first….

  • [2] September 16, 2014 at 6:08pm

    “We are at war with Assad, period,” he said. “That’s all this is about.”
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    Assad is “in the way” of the final stage of completion for the bridge to Kosovo:

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    Still, Cheney said, “it is important that Assad go down” and supporting the opposition sooner might have been a more successful strategy.
    Bloomberg.com (June 16, 2013): “Cheney Says Obama Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels May Be Too Late”

    Bill Clinton did his part…

    George Bush did his part…

    Now it is Obama’s turn to do his part.

  • September 13, 2014 at 5:21pm

    “As you may have noticed, during the segment Fox displayed an old photo of McCain with a group of Syrian rebels.”
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    If you look closely at this photo, then you will notice Caliph Baghdadi standing in the background over McCain’s right shoulder:

    John McCain and Caliph Baghdadi

    Here is Caliph Baghdadi’s ‘America’s Most Wanted’ poster:

    “America’s Most Wanted”: Caliph Baghdadi (aka Abu Du’a)

  • [19] September 11, 2014 at 4:47pm

    Manslaughter or negligent homicide of a K-9 officer.

    In my neck of the woods, then if someone (without a badge or that wasn’t a judge) did this to a K-9 officer, then he would be charged with a felony.

  • [1] September 11, 2014 at 4:06pm

    But several weeks ago, Obama told lawmakers that Crimea – the Ukrainian territory that Russia claims to have annexed, is “gone,” said Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
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    Russia has maintained a major military installation at Crimea for over 200 years….they aren’t going to simply hand that over to either the Nazis in Ukraine (or the Ottoman muslims for that matter either):

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    “Its ships are based in various harbors of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, while its aviation and infrastructure is based in various locations in Crimea and Krasnodar Krai.

    It is considered to have been founded by Prince Potemkin on May 13, 1783, together with its principal base, the city of Sevastopol. Russia struggled for a long time against its main rival in the region, the Ottoman Empire, with the Ottoman Navy being its main opponent in the Black Sea.”
    Black Sea Fleet

    It would be about as crazy as handing Pearl Harbor over to the Japanese Imperial Navy on a silver platter.

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  • [1] September 11, 2014 at 3:49pm

    “With this move, the oil-rich kingdom continues a policy characteristic of the OPEC cartel, which often artificially manipulates the price of oil by increasing or slashing production, as opposed to market forces dictating the price at the pump.”
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    In September of 1985, Saudi Arabia began flooding the world with oil in an attempt to collapse the Soviet Union…..

    Unfortunately though, the resulting global price collapse boomeranged onto domestic American oil producers (who subsequently closed up shop until prices rose to the point at which they could turn a profit again):

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    “But Saudi Arabia proved late in 1985 and early in 1986 it could effectively control world crude prices overproducing as well as by curtailing supply. To regain a stronger market share and throw a kink into oil exploration in other countries including the U.S., the Saudis and other OPEC members turned up the flow.

    A true oil “glut” ensued and Oklahoma crude oil nosedived within six months from $27 to $10 a barrel. With exploration risks soaring and incentives down, domestic oil and gas drilling activity fell to its lowest level in 46 years.”
    NewsOK.com (December 31, 1989): “Oil Producers Left Shaken by ’80s Price Ride”

  • September 10, 2014 at 10:47pm

    Cheney also reportedly said that by the Obama administration “facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood … our policies have been exactly opposite to where they should be” and called for aggressive military action against Islamic State terrorists.
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    I think Dick Cheney could use a major overhaul on his pacemaker at this point:

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    Still, Cheney said, “it is important that Assad go down” and supporting the opposition sooner might have been a more successful strategy.
    Bloomberg News (June 16, 2013): “Cheney Says Obama Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels May Be Too Late”

  • [9] August 2, 2014 at 3:47pm

    Looks like Russia won’t be able to develop Gaza’s natural gas after all……the place will be absolutely wrecked by the time they get to start:

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    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has embarked on a four-day visit to Moscow to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

    The plan, which Abbas and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were expected to sign during Abbas’s visit, would allow joint Palestinian-Russian exploitation of gas fields off the Gaza coast.

    Russian energy giant Gazprom is involved in the discussions on mining the Gaza gas fields, which could yield some 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas, AFP reported.
    The Times Of Israel (Jan 25., 2014): “Abbas, Medvedev negotiating $1b. Gaza gas deal”

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  • [1] July 20, 2014 at 7:00pm

    “He’s already proven himself to be completely foolish on foreign affairs.”
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    You are mistaken:

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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

  • July 20, 2014 at 6:50pm

    “But Keep Loony Tunes away from anything to do with foreign policy.”
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    U.S. foreign policy revolves exclusively around the Federal Reserve’s ability to continuously print dollars (without suffering from hyperinflation):

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    “As a result, oil transactions everywhere in the world, including Russia and China, are denominated with dollars. We purchase their oil with our dollars, and they return with those same paper dollars and employ Americans by buying our goods and services. This system is also crucial to the security of our diplomatic and legal infrastructure, which is ultimately backed by our military. It’s the core of our foreign policy. It’s a reasonable fair exchange that has made sense since long before President Nixon closed the gold window.”
    -Michael Reagan, October 5, 2012

  • [1] July 20, 2014 at 6:34pm

    proliance
    - Jul. 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
    The Soviets fought a proxy war against the US in North Korea and in Vietnam. They not only supplied the weapons and training, but put trained soldiers on the ground and pilots in the air while claiming they didn’t.
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    Pot meets kettle??:

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    “Today, March 21st, is New Years Day in much of the Moslem world. New years, of course, should be an occasion for celebration. But for the Moslem people of Afghanistan, whose country was attacked and is occupied by the Soviet Army, it is a bitter reminder of a national calamity that befell their nation more than 3 years ago.

    “Yet, while we condemn what has happened in Afghanistan, we are not without hope. To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. Their courage teaches us a great lesson — that there are things in this world worth defending.

    To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors. ”
    -Ronald Wilson Reagan, Message On The Observance Of Afghanistan Day, March 21, 1983

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