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When will they get it right.
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A rather sceptical Craig H    Posted 10-14-2002 at 07:03:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
The latest count in the Bali bombings on the weekend has it at 220 missing Australians, presumed dead. What happened to the fight on terrorism. Seems as though Bush and Howard (Australian Prime Minister) have turned their attentions on Iraq. Could it be not a fight against terrorisim, but a fight for oil? How many more World Trade Centres or Holiday resorts in Indonessia will it take for these for these leaders to get their priorities right?
Craig.


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 10-15-2002 at 20:20:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I read all the responses, below, and reached my usual conclusions. Certain frequent contributors to this board have little to do with their time, than to scour the Web for sophomoric essays, written by the unenlightened products of our pi$$poor education system, in search of justification for their inane resistance to reality. Do any of you do your own thinking? I have seen absolutely nothing, outside the rantings of the uninformed, to suggest that the impending conflict has any purpose, other than stopping terrorism. I suppose that, if Jimmy Carter was in charge, right now, we would be after all the rich peanut land, and if Clinton was still in power, we'd be after all those beautiful women they have.
Do any of you Liberace's believe that we put a man on the moon? Is the world really flat?
If you can't be part of the solution, for crying out loud, shut up and stop being part of the problem!

As far as oil is concerned, the Bush family invested in the industry. So what? It isn't illegal, immoral, or even unethical for anyone to do that. The fact that the President once worked in the industry only means that he understands it, which means he is better equipped to lead us to a resolution of the energy crisis. He is fighting for domestic oil production, but is stymied by the liberals at every turn. They're afraid he will damage a half-dozen trees, or inconvenience a Caribou, or, worse yet, create habitat for millions of pounds of valuable sea life.

What are you people thinking? Or, are you?


Tyler    Posted 10-06-2004 at 13:15:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually, the world is flat.
It's space-time that's curved.


Sally--careful, some people have soft toes    Posted 10-14-2002 at 15:45:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As I have said before: many people don't want to know the truth, but are happy sitting and watching the same old stuff that the news shows give us. That's okay with me, but some of us still like to think. What seems logical? What makes sense? What has history told us? And, by the way, republicrats are republicans AND democrats (all very much alike according to my sons). As for me, I'm still listening to all sides and trying to figure out what is going on.


LH    Posted 10-14-2002 at 09:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Craig if you really want to be skeptical. There are lots of conspiracy theories floating around right now, and one concerns all these terrorist attacks being a total sham creatd by the worlds power brokers so they can go to war in the middle east, and thus gain control of the worlds oil supply.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:29:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds credible to me. Anything to distract folks like us from our miserable economy and lousy health care system.


Hey Cowboy Joe--Burrhead    Posted 10-14-2002 at 16:31:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was doing some reading this week about something that perhaps you can explain to me in loose layman's terms.

According to the BBC equivalent of our PBS news Scrub has all the symptoms of "dry drunk syndrome". I have seen it but never knew there was a syndrome name for his condition.

They judged his speeches for depth and text and came up with the IQ equivalent of 91 for him and the understanding level of an average teenage child from and very upper class American family. In other words a typical spoiled rich brat mentality and attitude.

Taking into consideration how folks lined up behind The Gipper- who is and was legally insane as our Prez, then later on lined up behind Moses Hesston- who also is and was legally insane plus being a stone cold alcohlic.

I have a question since you are a professional mental health care provider you may be able to help me with.

Do you think the average layman on the street has any idea at all that the "war on terrorism" could possibly be and oil corp coup on the American establishment??


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I suppose the "average layman" doesn't have a clue. And your last sentence makes sense to me.


Burrhead    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:47:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
It just seems odd to me that Americans will roll over on corporate and political corruption to give it the okay here at home but at the same time want to go to war to stop it overseas.


stevieray    Posted 10-14-2002 at 16:58:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Nice try with the Bush-bashing, but the reality
is that he had an SAT score in the 1100's (higher
than Gore's) graduated from Harvard with an MBA (Gore dropped out of Divinity School), was a fighter jet pilot with the Texas Guard, and
speaks a foreign language fairly well. Hardly
a 91 IQ. The average listening audience has about
an eighth grade education, so public speakers are
taught to speak to that level. You libs are just
frustrated because the hick from Texas beats you
at every turn...crazy like a fox.


LH    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:42:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Crazy like a fox he11, the stupid s0b's family had enough money they just bought his scores and fancy smancy education. And unfortunatley most of conservative america is just too consumed with reading the wall street journal to check their stock investments to open their eyes, and see that all our politicians are worthless crooks out to line their own pockets. If ya wanna knw the truth I really don't think the CIA screwed up on intel prior to 9/11, I think they at the request of our executive branch, and military either ignored or propogated the attacks.


Burrhead    Posted 10-14-2002 at 19:01:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ole Scrub was intelligent enough to send $43Mil to Ossama in May before 9.11.

Papa Scrub was intelligent enuff to arm the Iraqi to begin with, now we all have to share in on Uncle Dick Cheney's $$$ payback.

If steviewonder would just do SOME checking the Afghan war is over a pipeline dispute that Halliburton (Uncle Dick) was putting thru there for Unocal.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-15-2002 at 07:25:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
AMEN.


Burrhead    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:14:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pull yer spurs back in stevieboy.



stevieray    Posted 10-14-2002 at 18:07:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why is it that you libs can't discuss facts, but
have to resort to name calling and character assasination? Easier to do that than come up with
a fact-based, rational argument, I suppose. Anyway, fortunately, the large majority of the country strongly supports Bush. Hope you enjoy being in the small minority. Cheers.



Burrhead    Posted 10-14-2002 at 18:44:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now-now steviewonder I just asked Joe a question. If you aint Joe it aint really none of yo bizness anyways.

Check out the poll done of registered voter vs the Bush propaganda poll you mention. It seems I'm in the majority on this one.

That's not a party line, it's a registered to vote opinion.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-15-2002 at 07:27:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead - You're right on. Keep up those good posts.


stevieray    Posted 10-14-2002 at 19:43:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sorry for the misdirected message.
Some of us chose to trust Bush over Saddam, I guess Cheers.


Burrhead    Posted 10-15-2002 at 08:01:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saddam, Duh Jr, Adolf, no matter which one ye like best ye don't aint got much.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-15-2002 at 12:08:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
AMEN.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-14-2002 at 07:34:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They are politicians Craig.
Later Bob


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:30:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes. The REPUBLICRATS.


Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:41:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh yeah, only republicans support bombing Iraq??????????????


Ron/PA    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahh, but Joe, how much better would you be under Sir Hillary lard butt's health care system??


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:21:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
No. Her plan is totally wishy washie. Let's have a real plan.


DeadCarp -ask Craig    Posted 10-14-2002 at 13:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have 47% taxes in Australia - AND free health care. We have over 47% and rising health care costs. What's wrong with this picture? Let's ask Craig how he sees it... :)


Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:23:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're right. There's something wrong here.


Gary    Posted 10-14-2002 at 14:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Deadcarp, you are in a very select group if you are paying 47% taxes.I know taxes are high, but a lot of them want to twist things around and say they never receive any benifits. If they would really delve into this, they would realize we are all beneifiting


DeadCarp - Where'd i get that?    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:23:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's a link before you guys start whacking me on the head :)


DeadCarp    Posted 10-14-2002 at 17:14:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Gary, that makes us all pretty special then, (if we're talking about the US). Let me offer an example of the REAL cost of things, without the dazzling legislative footwork: Gasoline right now costs us about $7/gallon when you add up exploration, production and shipping subsidies (Uncle Sam just reached in your pocket again), the helicopters that transport everybody and the cost of the soldiers we feed to protect the crap. Did you know that the newest tank wears out $1000 worth of tracks PER mile? Those kinda shenanigans are prevalent in almost everything we import. That's why 75 cent Nikes cost US $75 - that's why diamonds cost DeBeers $70/carat. You get the picture .... :)




gary    Posted 10-15-2002 at 07:22:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, Deadcarp no picture came thru. I guess I'm as blind as the rest of you.


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