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- 09:15pm May 15, 2002 EST (#2236
A sobering thought
- 10:00pm May 15, 2002 EST (#2237
Returning to the gift - daily - of $10,000,000 to Israel:
It equates to 250,000 hours at a basic $4 per hour The
irony being that the grafters on basic pay in the USA will most
likely be made up of peoples from homelands that have suffered
upheavals and death resultant of bad USA foreign policy.
equivalent to three American working lifetimes (on base-basic pay)
... per day - approximately 1100 working lifetimes per year ...
the gift from the USA to Israel ... who in turn have NO sense of
the value of money, squandering and vandalising property!
How many babies, come into it, with a CIA
First words - "I am a CIA baby!"
- 10:19pm May 15, 2002 EST (#2238
is the only 20th century president to join Washington, Jefferson and
Lincoln on Mount Rushmore.
Has the quality been so diluted over the century?
- 11:02pm May 15, 2002 EST (#2239
- 02:40am May 16, 2002 EST (#2240
raises the question ... when does information become intelligence
Notice the lead article today
Bush was 'told' planes would be hijacked - August - by Bin Laden
(from a family Bush knew well)
So was this 'information' or was it 'intelligence' ?
Is everthing 'information' ... only becoming intelligence when an
'intelligent' mind manipulated the information to look for
best/worst senario potential outcomes. From 'family' intelligence
should Bush (american people in the know) have known more about the
binLaden mindstate than they seemed to have known?
Back to Camp X-ray .... Just wondering how many times the
occupants have been to the toilet since my postings on this subject
above, and what the interim cost has been ... that's 2 guards per
toilet trip with shackled prisoner .... are many volunteering for
toilet-monitor jobs ?
- 02:49am May 16, 2002 EST (#2241
Americans are a push-over .. tripped on a dragged
"Just the facts Marm" ... "Empty your piggybank here - or
walk the green mile!"
"What about my aged-security?"
the way we're going you won't need any"
in sorrow than in anger, Mr Putin described the US move as a
- 02:55pm May 16, 2002 EST (#2242
Is the model of US-Government in need of revision. It seems weird
(from the outside) to have a country where the whole basket of
foreign policy/security are the responsibility of the non-elected
... distanced from Congress ... the House of the People.
Exactly what does the title 'Security Advisor' ... mean. Who is
being advised? If that under the subject of advice pertains the the
body of the people .... how would the people regulate and check that
the 'advisor' was functioning.
It does seem 'weird' that the President has his own handpicked
click who may not have backgrounds that would let them hold
equivalent positions in elsewhere countries.
What do regular Americans think about this - any articles
- 02:58pm May 16, 2002 EST (#2243
On this matter - just supposing 'the people' looked and weren't
happy with the current model - how would 'the people' demonstrate
- 03:11pm May 16, 2002 EST (#2244
Take the words anti-semetic (etc) out of the language for a
And delete them from USA media reporting.
figure in the MEast analysis.
The way 'others' from
'elsewhere' look at the issue is simply via the dynamics of groups
of people who 'grind and bump' against each other.
to the 'fairness' of a situation, watching and commenting on
The words 'anti-semetic' may be a part of, and
used in, the US culture ... but ... elsewhere they hardly existed in
current culture phraseology.
Their blanket usage blinds the
US-media to the real issues and happenings.
- 03:16pm May 16, 2002 EST (#2245
National States look to newcomers 'integrating' into their
culture. Failure to do so causes frictions as the new and original
peoples bed-down-together. There are great movements of peoples
displaced through war and unrest ... a question to ask is
better could world bodies assist in creating better situations in
their homeland countries to lessen displacement.
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