for Bravery, Leadership and Daring.
from the Troops of the 8th Battalion.
Antiwar.com "Rabinowitz and McQuaid and the rest of the hate-mongers, who come up with a fresh Enemy every time we knock off the old one, or tire of the task, know who their real enemy is -- and it isn't the President of Iran, or the Communist Party of China. It's those patriotic Americans who believe we ought to be putting the interests of Americans first -- and that the empire is an albatross hung around our necks." (12/30/11)
anti-illegal-immigration laws, the Obama administration announced Thursday
it was establishing a new hotline for immigration detainees who feel they
'may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime.' The 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week
hotline is part of a 'broader effort to improve our immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on threats to public safety...'" (12/29/11) Read the FULL ARTICLE at, http://tinyurl.com/6np2esm
This week’s words are aspects of human beings that make us different from animals. We make the environment, and we live in that environment. This environment is both physical, as in milieu, and interpersonal as in society. For me and perhaps most libertarians the ultimate question about human action is whether government is the skeleton upon which society is built upon, or whether it is a parasite that shows up to fill a paternalistic need we humans have. Can you have a little bit of government, or does it have to be completely eliminated? For Democrats, I believe the ultimate question is about human conflict in class struggle. Where do we draw the line so that the rich and well-born can have a certain degree of freedom to make the economic engine work. But for them, that engine’s purpose is to provide for everyone else. For Republicans, it may be for society to return to a zeitgeist they remember in their youth. One interesting feature of Republican zeitgeist is that the only requirement is that the moré be old. Socialized education for young students has been around (for them anyway) since forever and socialized retirement plans for old people that are poor is a sacred right for them.