Monday, 3/9/15, Public Square

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by | March 9, 2015 · 6:00 am

8 responses to “Monday, 3/9/15, Public Square

  1. Details…details…details…

    We all know these Republicans don’t give a fat rat’s ass about Americans.

    They only care about the green money that is going into THEIR pockets by the big fat cats who want to use America as their dumping hole to get their oil sludge down to the Gulf where they can sell it to foreigners.

  2. I’m sure everyone has read about the 47 Republican senators who have written an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama’s administration won’t last after Obama leaves office. There are no words to describe this bunch of traitors so I’ll leave with this —

    “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.” 18 U.S.C. § 953, aka the Logan Act.

    • Senator Roberts was one of the 47 republican Senators to sign the letter. I emailed him. I hope others will contact him.

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      Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that “in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy. It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history. This indicates that like Netanyahu, who considers peace as an existential threat, some are opposed to any agreement, regardless of its content.”

      Zarif expressed astonishment that some members of US Congress find it appropriate to write to leaders of another country against their own President and administration. He pointed out that from reading the open letter, it seems that the authors not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy.

      He continued “I wish to enlighten the authors that if the next administration revokes any agreement with ‘the stroke of a pen,’ as they boast, it will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law.”

      Zarif expressed the hope that his comments “may enrich the knowledge of the authors to recognize that according to international law, Congress may not ‘modify the terms of the agreement at any time’ as they claim, and if Congress adopts any measure to impede its implementation, it will have committed a material breach of US obligations.”

      The Foreign Minister also informed the authors that majority of US international agreements in recent decades are in fact what the signatories describe as “mere executive agreements” and not treaties ratified by the Senate. He reminded them that “their letter in fact undermines the credibility of thousands of such ‘mere executive agreements’ that have been or will be entered into by the US with various other governments.”

      more at the link —
      http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2015/mar/09/part-ii-iran-responds-gop-letter

  3. The link is a short piece that says: “Kansas, Utah, and Montana all took steps towards the coverage expansion this week, a move that could expand health-care coverage to 297,000 of their low-income residents.”

    I guess we should never give up hope, but I find this a long shot. I can’t help but wonder IF Kansas had done this back when they should have would wicked still be with us? Would she have been able to see a doctor soon enough? It would be irony at its finest if Brownback’s stupid experiment was saved by Obamacare.

    The big Obamacare news last week wasn’t at the Supreme Court. It was in Kansas.
    http://www.vox.com/2015/3/9/8163039/obamacare-medicaid-brownback

    • I’ve thought about Wicked so many times during all these stupid debates about Obamacare.

      Sometimes I think the folks that have health insurance do not even stop to think that not everyone has that luxury (and it is a luxury now just to go see a doctor).

      And that is the saddest commentary of all – IMHO. For a country so wealthy and so blessed , we are bunch of ignorant fools when it comes to getting our priorities straight.

  4. Robert Reich says: “Here’s a piece I just did on why big American corporations really aren’t American at all — and can’t be counted on to boost the competitiveness of America.”

    The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-conundrum-of-corporation-and-nation_b_6830058.html

  5. Why isn’t anyone talking about Israel’s nukes?

    Even Israeli intelligence Mossad has come out and said Netanyahu is lying, that Iran is NOT creating, nor interested, or even close to making a bomb. Israel on the other hand currently has over 80 nuclear warheads against International Law– isn’t that a threat to world peace? Read the full column by Jeffrey Cav: http://bit.ly/1F2SsBF

    • Bennie is just another Ronald Reagan wannabe – I am so sick and tired of all these folks with their mouths salivating for a damn war.

      Here’s an idea – let’s round up all those folks who attended those Jesus Camps and their parents. Let’s ship them over to Iran or Syria and let’s see how well they fight the good fight for Jesus.

      Let’s make it a one-way ticket – I’ll even chip in and pay to send all their lily-white butts over to do the actual fighting and dying – this time.

      And if they are wounded – don’t bringing them back home to the safety of the USA. Leave their butts right where they landed in that sand-filled hell hole.

      Hey – I’m only saying this because I know these folks are truly God’s warriors – so – let’s help them to prove it.

      Well, now that I’ve had my nice dream, I can wake up and start doing my daily chores around the house.