U. S. Military Bases in the Middle East
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The North Korea dictator has died and not much known about his possible successor. I heard on MSNBC this morning the son was educated in Switzerland (this article does not mention that).
The question on MSNBC was whether a younger North Korean leader would be more open to bringing North Korea into the 21st century.
But I keep thinking back to what GWB said about that axis of evil – remember? Bush included North Korea as a part of that axis – so God help us all if any of the current GOP presidential clowns get it in their head to decalre war on both Iran and North Korea. And I would not put that past any of them – except Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman (these last two seem to have a working brain).
Definitely worth the 12 1/2 minutes to watch.
Thank you, wicked.
No matter how much it is ignored or denigrated, it can not be stopped.
What I notice is that it isn’t just young people, although they are a majority. People of all ages support and participate. Anyone with a brain realizes we are part of the 99%.
True. All except those people who are being told how and what to think. Fox “News,” Rush Limbaugh, etc. do an exceptional job of brainwashing.
I don’t think it ever was just young people although they are the most energetic, the most loyal at actually being present and accounted for. There are many of us who support them from our homes, offices…
It will not stop and can not be ignored.
OK… if this shows up in triplicate, not my fault. I’m not seeing it (though I’ve already posted it twice before) and I’ve not only refreshed, but closed the page and reopended it.
Bye, bye Boeing! My husband was sitting in the kitchen telling me he said that Boeing was going to be leaving Wichita back in 2006.
Is it official?
Too many millions our tax money…..IMHO
Both Spirit and Hawker are owned by investment companies whose business it is to buy and sell companies.
I don’t know about Cessna ownership.
In a one-trick town, this is pretty serious.
What do you think this does to property values?
I don’t know about property values, but I know it’s going to do a number on the supposedly lower unemployment rate here that I’ve been reading about lately.
I’m not surprised. The sale to Spirit was an indication of what was to come. Boeing has had its ups and downs over the years. I remember my dad taking a cut in position and pay instead of getting laid off. The same happened to thousands over the years, I’m sure.
And it isn’t just Boeing, Hawker, Spirit, and the rest. These pull-outs and down-sizing are symptoms of what is happening across the country. Some want to blame unions, but union membership has fallen sharply across the board.
The corps(e) are winning. And it will only get worse if we don’t continue to point it out–loudly and constantly–and make sure that changes are made that are good for the people, who are the country.
And to think – Mitt Romney has made his personal fortune off of buying companies, outsourcing good paying American jobs and outsourcing them.
So, if history gives us President Romney – don’t expect any help from Mitt. He’s on the side of the guy who is going to make that last dime even if he has to crawl over his dead mother to get it.
I just read my reply comment and realized I said outsourcing twice…..It’s a Monday – LOL – and a rainy one at that..
Snow storm predicted …….Hope everyone on the PPP and anyone visiting here are prepared and keep safe.
It seems Speaker John Boehner is once again showing his lack of leadership? I suspect these Conservative Republicans who gave Boehner ‘blowback’ are the same folks that actually wanted America to default on its debts and become a deadbeat.
Wow – the Grand Old Party is not so grand, are they?
You know, if Republicans do not like the 2-month extension of the payroll tax cut – they could always makes this payroll tax cut a permanent one.
How about it Elephant boys and girls?
Another accomplishment for the OWS protesters.
I was reading about OWS’s move from Zuccotti Park to Trinity Place and Trinity Churchyard, and I decided to check it out on Google maps. I was down in that area–Ground Zero–in 2003 and like to get my bearings as to where everything is with the map. (Yes, it left a huge impression.) After switching to satellite view, I was moving my mouse around, because there are small info boxes that pop up about some of the locations. On Zuccotti Park, this is what it says:
Did you know?? Criminals in jail use 100k a year? you pay for it. We don’t need gasoline…we can use synthetic fuel less than a dollar a gallon…
I have no clue who adds this stuff, but it was weird.
If you want to try it out, go to Google maps and type in ‘Ground Zero, NY’ then switch to satellite and zoom in. I will go back someday. I’ve been to NYC twice, and there’s still tons I want to see.
Oh, my Wichita pals, I’m sorry to hear about Boeing. I hope you and yours don’t get splashed with the “stuff” when the “stuff” hits the fan. This is the folly of pay to play economic development. You pay, they play. And, IIRC, Washington state has a much stronger union culture than Wichita and Kansas. Maybe, actually, it was our lack of union participation and our anti-union governor that failed us when the tipping point was reached. Anyway, with the workforce in Seattle, Microsoft and other techies and their surplus workers, Boeing won’t hurt a bit for trained or trainable workers.
As for the weather, I’m home safely and hoping the power doesn’t go out. It’s this wet freezing stuff that weights down the power lines and makes the power go off. I have propane heat, but it needs electricity to run the fan and pilot light. I hope the power stays on, other wise, I’m screwed! I have all the pots and jugs and bathtubs filled with water, so I guess Summer and Lucky and I will snuggle up if the power goes out. They’ll think it’s a “one human” night!
It’s so good to read you! Warms my heart. I hope you and Summer and Lucky (I don’t know this friend) stay just as warm as you made my heart!
Hi Fnord! Lucky is my former roommate’s dog. My former roomie has moved on to her new home in Iowa, but her wonderful dog stayed behind with Summer and I. She’s a Lucky dog after narrowly escaping death a number of times. She’s Lucky she landed with us, and we are damn lucky to have her her here with us on Downer Creek! We love her. She watches the outside while Summer watches the inside. I’m a very lucky dog mom. have two have !
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