jjmez's comment history

jjmez said...

Wrong! -conservy. Government has always grown larger under "conservative" GOP/republicans.

July 1, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.
jjmez said...

True! Inquire....so true. What's ignored is what raised the red flag anyway with the IRS. That is, so many right wing organizations filing tax exempt status under tea party heading.

June 23, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.
jjmez said...

the churches and community can fix these problems

Yeah! Right! Like withholding until someone agrees to be saved and that's when some perverted clergy wont use food as a weapon 4 sex

June 1, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.
jjmez said...

All of U have to understand: Technically, like so many secret torture outposts set up by the CIA and other clandestine operative around the world, this particular outpost technically didn't exist. It's presence was never meant to be known.

But if you're deadest on celebrating and inspiring wars and multiple wars around the globe, get use to the reality that people are going to be killed and not just the enemy. Even those people you don't want to be harmed in any fashion or form. Wars don't only affect the enemy, they chip away at the human psyche and humanity in general.

May 16, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
jjmez said...

Excerpt from: Daily Beast:

There is shared blame for the fact that Stevens wasn’t properly guarded and defended, but the chaos of that night and the days following stemmed from herculean efforts to keep the CIA’s involvement secret. Stevens was a very brave and assertive ambassador. He knew the language and the people, and he took risks he shouldn’t have. The former ambassador whose views I relied on believes that Stevens was in Benghazi to confront the CIA about prisoners they were holding and interrogating at the outpost. He speculates the attack on the facility was to free the prisoners.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/15/my-benghazi-scandal.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29

In the meantime, for perspective, I urge everyone to read Jane Mayer’s article “Ronald Reagan’s Benghazi,” which recounts a series of terrorist attacks in Beirut beginning with the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in April 1983, when 17 Americans, including seven CIA officers, were among the 63 killed. In October 1983, a truck filled with explosives rammed a Marine compound, killing 241 unarmed Marines in their sleep. Next was the torture and murder of the CIA station chief in Beirut, followed by yet another bombing of a U.S. outpost in September 1984, two months before the presidential election. When the September ’84 bombing occurred nearly a year later and the security was not yet in place, Democrats did not see it as an opportunity to score political points. Instead they accepted President Reagan’s explanation that repairs take time. Reagan's excuse was: “Anyone who’s ever had their kitchen done over knows that it never gets done as soon as you wish it would.”

Not to mention if everyone bashing Hillary Clinton will take out the time to remember that it was the republiCANTS who decided to cut funding for security at U.S. embassies around the world. Of Which Hillary Clinton tried to warn of the dangers and risk involved in following through with such cuts.

May 16, 2014 at 9:13 a.m.
jjmez said...

I've never met anyone who profess to be bible minded who wasn't also intolerant or out right prejudice. The more strictly they adhere to their religion the more intolerant and prejudice they seemed. Even an ex who claimed western religion. Mean and vengeful as a rattlesnake. No offense to rattle snakes. When being charitable, theirs appeared to be self-serving and condescending rather than coming from the teachings of a Christ. To love one another as I have loved you. As you love yourselves. Maybe their actions are a form of self-hatred?

April 20, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.
jjmez said...

Um just surprise the coffin didn't burst into flames...I mean literally burst into flames.

March 22, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.
jjmez said...

Both left and right, why is America's media downplaying the fact America may have fueled the rise of Neo-Nazism in the Ukraine?

Also see 2004 pic of John McCain standing in what appears to be solidarity with Neo Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok.

see oped & huff post: "U.S. Fueled Rise Of Neo Nazi In Ukraine."

March 15, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.
jjmez said...

Many today's Libertarians are nothing more than far right wingnut extremist GOP tea partiers dressed up in Libetarian garb who've frigtened away even traditional libertarians. After they've royally screwed up the GOP they slithered away and hid under the name Libertarian.

Read, EDWIN LYNGAR: Why I fled libertarianism — and became a liberal

excerpt:

There are a lot of libertarians in the Tea Party, but there are also a lot of repugnant, religious nuts and intolerant racists. “Birthers” found a comfy home among 9-11 conspiracy people and other crackpots. After only a few months, I had absolutely no desire to ever be linked to this group of people.

As evidence, I offer the most repugnant example of many complaints. I’ve heard the n-word used in casual conversation from people I would never expect. Some people might not believe it or think I’m playing the race card, but I’m not. I’ve heard the word more than I care to admit and more often in the run-up to the 2012 election. Perhaps because I’m a big, fat and bald white guy with a mean goatee, racists think I’m on board with them. I am not, and I’m ashamed to admit that my cowardice at confronting this ugliness makes me complicit.

Salon

March 14, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.
jjmez said...

That's not the issue. Most all can find some level to relate to someone of a different race, ethnicity, gender, religion. Even Strom Thurmond discovered his tolerance level of relating. Get my drift?

It's not about people we get to know, then can feel a level of comfort and tolerance being around. It's about that stranger who looks different we encounter then feel compelled to cross over to the other side of the street. There are people of different races and ethnic backgrounds who attend church together, dine out occasionally, work together. Yet those same people will call the police to report a suspicious person in the community who's lived in the community longer than they have. And the police have been known to respond accordingly; harass, jackup et. You have people relating to people of a different race in a controlled environment yet they don't even speak to their next door black neighbor they lived beside for decades. Spread false rumors about that neighbor with help of authority.

The same restaurant or bar that would come together and do a charity benefit for a person of color may also have a policy where they allow only a certain number of people of that same race inside their restuarant or bar on any given day. example: The black corporate manager of a well known restaurant/bar sent down from St. Louis to upgrade training etc. was turned away from another well know local bar when workers invited him out before heading back to St. Louis. Oh, the rebuff wasn't meant to be obvious, racial bias. They had a lame excuse, but everyone, even the white workers who invited him caught on. Seems this establishment has an unwritten code where they only allow a certain number of blacks in on any given night. That really left an impression of the real behind the scenes Chattanooga on that manager from St. Louis.

*Even producer, writer, actor Spike Lee's father, a musician, isn't immune. He was recently a victim of gentrification in his New York home he'd lived in since the 1960s when new neighbors to the community called police on him. So how do we remedy perception? Stereotyping? Racial profiling when everyone's outside their comfort mode?

March 14, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
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