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Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

Bric. I actually enjoyed your last post, at least as much as I had time for. If you feel that you are treated unfairly, you might take this as an opportunity for introspection.

Posted by Nick R on 12/17/2016 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

I was asked not to put up links, so I don't do that and copy and paste instead, so that get's deleted.

Great.

I really am interested in knowing what I did wrong. None of it would be considered offensive by anyone that I have ever known, online or off, especially given the context. A long quote from The Book of Exodus that serve as a reasonable facsimile of the founding of Israel, and a bunch of quotes from the Founding Fathers that constitute what many people would consider definitive proof that the USA was not intended to be a religious institution in any way.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 12/17/2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

Thank god for virtual cut and paste.

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Posted by Nick R on 12/17/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

@Babs - You missed the part about the plague of hemorrhoids...

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Posted by OakTree on 12/17/2016 at 3:28 PM

Re: “The AR 15 Semi-Automatic is Not an Assault Weapon. See?

I JUST HAVE TO TYPE "WAKE UP" BECAUSE IT'S TIME TO TYPE IT AGAIN!!!

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Posted by OakTree on 12/17/2016 at 2:39 PM

Re: “A Brief History of Midtown Kroger

We appear to be getting all kinds of 'Letters From The Editor' lately, but 'Letters To the Editor' were last included in the September 8th edition. Of course.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/17/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

I believe it was Pat Boone who prophesied
"This land is mine, God gave this land to me
This brave and ancient land to me
And when the morning sun reveals her hills and plain
Then I see a land where children can run free"

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 12/17/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “New Destination

Interesting question. Here's their 2016 budget:

https://www.ridetarc.org/uploadedFiles/Abo…

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Posted by OakTree on 12/17/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

Nor I.

Frankly, I never understood how Israel expected things to work. I could never wrap my head around Israel being a successful venture.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 12/17/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

Yikes!

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 12/17/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

What's the opposite of charisma? That's what HRC has.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/17/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

Nor I.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/17/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “The Root of the Matter

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Posted by ThomasSpeer on 12/17/2016 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

APop,
Me neither

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/16/2016 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

@CL

I wish I were sure of that last sentence.

I am not.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/16/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

APop,
I didn't say the aid was completely effective, but the oil companies are doing quite well in the midst of conflicts, kept in place by US policies, in places our tax dollars shouldn't be.
Israel is slowly dying demographically and if they had to pay for their own military and the bribes to other states that the US hands out for their benefit, they'd either perish or actually make peace.
As for their warheads, they can't use them except in a doomsday scenario.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/16/2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

@CL

Interesting post to be sure.

Certainly the US is engaging in a bit of hypocrisy.

We have a history of interfering in the elections of other countries. Not that having Russia (if they did) try to influence ours is any comfort. But it occurs to me we might have just been hoist on our own petard.

I don't know that I can agree that international oil companies are the true recipients of our aid; it seems to me that too many country have nationalized their oil reserves to think that might be true.

Israel does seem to have their own interests apart from our own, so the allegation they are our pawns is not supportable, I think. Certainly the are heavily influenced by the US, but their pushback against Mr. Obama and his suggestions on how Middle Eastern peace might be achieved tells me they and their 200 or so nuclear warheads are quite willing and able to fend for themselves.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/16/2016 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

@CL - Wise words. I mean, just look at Ukraine for goodness sake. Or CIA efforts to discredit Dodon in the recent Moldovan elections, and thus influence the Russian sphere of influence. Pfft!

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Posted by OakTree on 12/16/2016 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

I'm not one to take any info from Congressional committees too seriously. I suspect Russian involvement in 2016 is no different from US tampering in their "elections".
I also think you need to consider that aid to any Mid Eastern country is actually aid to international oil companies. Other than Egypt and Persia, most of them are Western oil creations anyway. Jews are just well armed pawns.
Treason only applies to losers.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/16/2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Donald Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

@AP - Depending how you count ongoing aid which was granted in prior years, but running through 2017, it's closer to a fifth, I think. I'd wager most people who use the higher percentages are only looking at military/security figures. We probably will never know the CIA part, because it doesn't go through the appropriations committee the same way, and is thus camouflaged.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/16/2016 at 7:58 PM

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