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Postby Bioshock on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:45 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Bioshock wrote:http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/16/cheney-defends-nsa-calls-obamas-credibility-nonexistent/?cid=sf_twitter

Dick Cheney is a piece of ****.


haha, talk about trying to get the best of both worlds. Somehow, he sounds 10x worse than the conservatives that act like they never endorsed increased surveillance.


Cheney:

If we trample the constitution (2nd and 4th amendments) It's cool.

If OBAMA DOES IT HE'S LOST ALL CREDIBILITY AND IT'S A SCANDAL!!!!

How about this dude... people like you are what's wrong with this country. This isn't a partisan issue you ass.
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Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:46 pm

I've seen more hypocrisy regarding this issue on both sides of the aisle than any issue in recent history.
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Postby Bioshock on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:50 pm

Edward Snowden is a hero. He should be treated as such.

Spoiler:
Unless he gave info to the Chinese. Lol
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:27 pm

So all of a sudden Sarah Palin is making more sense than Obama? (Syria)
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Postby columbia on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:29 pm

The 'Let Allah sort it out' line?
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Postby columbia on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:33 pm

I just read that Cheney link.....man, what a doosh.
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:35 pm

Now England got caught spying on delegates from other countries. Reminds me how Bush/Cheney wiretapped the UN right before they invaded Iraq. I'm so sick of all this political stuff.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130617/EU--Britain-Surveillance/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/16/gchq-intercepted-communications-g20-summits
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:36 pm

columbia wrote:The 'Let Allah sort it out' line?


Yeah. I mean, like Shaf said, why are we getting involved. Both sides are pretty brutal and I'm not sure either one is good for us in the long run.
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:48 pm

Don't know where to put it, but I think there might be 1 or 5 of you that will find this interesting.

http://english.pravda.ru/business/companies/05-06-2013/124754-kalashnikov-0/
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:51 pm

Jeb Bush touts family-focused, FERTILE immigrants as economic boon
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/14/18957325-jeb-bush-touts-family-focused-fertile-immigrants-as-economic-boon

Somehow that doesn't sit too well with me. :?
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Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:09 pm

Supreme Court invalidates Arizona voter registration law
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who say it discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting.

In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.

The two were Alito and Thomas.
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Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Sarcastic wrote:Jeb Bush touts family-focused, FERTILE immigrants as economic boon
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/14/18957325-jeb-bush-touts-family-focused-fertile-immigrants-as-economic-boon

Somehow that doesn't sit too well with me. :?


Meh, Hispanics pop out babies like jackrabbits. Nothing new there.
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Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:41 pm

yeah, that's a quantifiable thing...atleast he's acknowledging the benefits of them having children and not just spouting xenophobic nonsense.
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:57 pm

I personally don't like that word. Like making 10 babies is a good thing. Blech. I also think a more interesting question is how will the conservative base take such comments. And that I base on the race issue.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/17/jeb-bush-labels-conservative-critics-the-chirpers/
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Postby Kaizer on Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:32 pm

Whatever
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Postby Factorial on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Sarcastic wrote:Now England got caught spying on delegates from other countries. Reminds me how Bush/Cheney wiretapped the UN right before they invaded Iraq. I'm so sick of all this political stuff.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130617/EU--Britain-Surveillance/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/16/gchq-intercepted-communications-g20-summits


When I first read this I saw "New England got caught spying....".
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Postby Factorial on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:01 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I've seen more hypocrisy regarding this issue on both sides of the aisle than any issue in recent history.


A big difference is it is legal now whereas it wasn't when Bush first did it.
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Postby Factorial on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:07 pm

Also, Snowden is a self-serving punk and is a traitor if he hands over detailed information to the Chicom. If all he wanted to do was get this story out he could have handed the information over to the media and ACLU, etc and they would taken it from there.
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:16 pm

Factorial wrote:Also, Snowden is a self-serving punk and is a traitor if he hands over detailed information to the Chicom. If all he wanted to do was get this story out he could have handed the information over to the media and ACLU, etc and they would taken it from there.


The general US media? Sure they wouldn't have buried it?

btw, I agree he seems like a punk. But I also don't blame him hiding out even if with the Chinese, considering what can possibly await him in the States.
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:18 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130617/US--NSA.Surveillance/

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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:18 pm

How can it be good in this country when you have stuff like this going on? Someone tell me. One day, I'll getup and move somewhere. Yeah, I know. Don't let the door hit me on the ass. Some people should go to prison over this. Won't happen. Obama is friends with them.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/suit-bank-america-paid-bonuses-foreclosures-6C10351458

Bank of America routinely denied qualified borrowers a chance to modify their loans to more affordable terms and paid cash bonuses to bank staffers for pushing homeowners into foreclosure, according to affidavits filed last week in a Massachusetts lawsuit.

"We were told to lie to customers," said Simone Gordon, who worked in the bank's loss mitigation department until February 2012. "Site leaders regularly told us that the more we delayed the HAMP [loan] modification process, the more fees Bank of America would collect."

In sworn testimony, six former employees describe what they saw behind the scenes of an often opaque process that has frustrated homeowners, their attorneys and housing counselors.

They describe systematic efforts to undermine the program by routinely denying loan modifications to qualified applicants, withholding reviews of completed applications, steering applicants to costlier "in-house" loans and paying bonuses to employees based on the number of new foreclosures they initiated.
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Postby GaryRissling on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:29 pm

If Snowden were in the US he'd prosecuted, and the narrative would likely be controlled-- at least to a certain extent. It's much better that he's able to check in and refute the talking point allegations as they develop.
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Postby King Sid the Great 87 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:33 am

Obama administration supports Supreme Court shooting down Arizona voting laws requiring ID to register. Why no pivot to the discussion about mandating voter ID? I guess they can just sweep this under the rug for another 12-18 months and then claim (again) that it is too much of a hardship to require people to get IDs so close to an election.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Factorial on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:49 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:Jeb Bush touts family-focused, FERTILE immigrants as economic boon
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/14/18957325-jeb-bush-touts-family-focused-fertile-immigrants-as-economic-boon

Somehow that doesn't sit too well with me. :?


Meh, Hispanics pop out babies like jackrabbits. Nothing new there.


That was inartfully put but true. Lots of Hispanics are "good" Catholics. :pop:
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Postby columbia on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:55 am

She's Back! Sarah Palin Rocks Fox & Friends
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/17/sh ... z2WZWqTspp
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