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Neal Rovick

St Anthony, MN
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4 years 32 weeks

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Stopping the spiral of violence??

Was that the result of the Bush/Cheney plans, policies and strategies?

Or did they strengthen the hand of radical Islam?

If the proof in in the result, you are certainly barking up the wrong tree.

You watched too many episodes of 24--the TV/governmental propaganda platform for the Bush/Cheney administration--ticking time bombs, episode after episode--all calling for broken fingers, clubbing, guns to the head.

And like all TV fans, you think the answer is easy, it comes in the last 5 minutes, the bad guy gives the good info only when slapped, that anything is justified by the results, and that you can have a country where there is a written rule of law for all except on the part...

Because you apparently can't or won't click on to the link given:

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Is the federal government protecting the Saudis? Case agents tell me they were repeatedly called off pursuing 9/11 leads back to the Saudi Embassy, which had curious sway over White House and FBI responses to the attacks.
Just days after Bush met with the Saudi ambassador in the White House, the FBI evacuated from the United States dozens of Saudi officials, as well as Osama bin Laden family members...

Posted on 12/14/14 at 12:26 pm in response to Borowitz satire: Citigroup to move HQ to floor of U.S. House

Green also spoke to political operatives who outlined the challenges Bush's portfolio could pose for him.

"Running as the second coming of Mitt Romney is not a credential that’s going to play anywhere, with Republicans or Democrats," GOP consultant John Brabender said. "Not only would this be problematic on the campaign trail, I think it also signals someone who isn’t seriously looking at the presidency or he wouldn’t have gone down this path."

According to the report, records...

First word---drugs.

1/2 of people in federal prison for drug offenses. And a significant number of people are convicted for crimes done in the cause of financing drug habits.

Second--mandated sentences. 88% of the increase is related to stricter sentencing rules.

And, together now:

Since Congress created mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes in the 1980s, the federal prison population has grown from 24,000 prisoners to over 214,000 prisoners – the largest...

.....I will go further and suggest that only violent crimes should result in prison terms but those should be life terms....

Ilya:

There was an all-time high of about 160,000 life sentences in 2012 (49,000 without possibility of parole).
http://www.projectcensored....

History is littered with candidates of every party that have been discarded due to late-discovered cruises on the "Monkey Business" yacht.

Sure, go ahead Republicans--set your course!!!

Posted on 12/05/14 at 12:41 pm in response to The new solid South

It's hardly a startling revelation-- it merely points out that the demographic that voted for the old Democratic party of the south votes for the new Republican part of the south. The parties affiliation may have switched, but the attitudes haven't.

From the article:

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But white support for Republicans in the South might rival, or in some places even exceed, white support for Democrats during the Solid South. In the November election, Ms. Landrieu received only 18...

Posted on 12/03/14 at 08:39 am in response to On Ferguson, social media and racial empathy

Is it a "racist" reaction to be less than comfortable about a movement of the moment built on the grave of a young man who made some clearly illegal choices in the last half-hour of his life?

Posted on 12/03/14 at 02:19 pm in response to On Ferguson, social media and racial empathy

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...Witness after witness took the stand to describe the brief encounter and usually agreed on the broadest strokes: how it began with the struggle at the window of Officer Wilson’s police S.U.V., leading to the first shots, and ended with Dorian Johnson, who had been walking with Mr. Brown, shouting, “They killed him,” and crowds descending on the scene.

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