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It Was the Oil, Stupid


By Cindy Sheehan
Day 25
The Peaceful Occupation of Crawford

"If Zarqawi and bin Laden gain control of Iraq, they would create a new training ground for future terrorist attacks," Bush said. "They'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions. They could recruit more terrorists by claiming a historic victory over the United States and our coalition."(George Bush, August 30, 2005 in San Diego.)

So it is official, Casey had his blood shed in Iraq for OIL. He died so we could pay over 3.00/gallon for gas. Like I suspected all along, my dear, sweet son: almost 1900 others; and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis died so the oil fields wouldn't "fall into the hands of terrorists" and so George and his immoral band of greedy robber barons could become wealthier. Like I have said all along: how can these people sleep at night and how can they choke down their food knowing it is purchased off of the flesh and blood of others? We have found our "Noble Cause." And it is OIL. This man and his handlers need to be stopped.

Well, George and I are leaving Crawford today. George is finished playing golf and telling his fables in San Diego , so he will be heading to Louisiana to see the devastation that his environmental policies and his killing policies have caused. Recovery would be easier and much quicker if almost ½ of the three states involved National Guard were not in Iraq. All of the National Guard's equipment is in Iraq also. Plus, with the 2 billion dollars a week that the private contractors are siphoning from our treasury, how are we going to pay for helping our own citizens in Louisiana , Mississippi, and Alabama? And, should I dare say "global warming?" and be branded as a "conspiracy theorist" on top of everything else the reich-wingers say about me.

We are now packing up Camp Casey and leaving Crawford and heading to George's place of employment. He wouldn't talk to us, his employers, while we were here to give him his "job evaluation," so we must go to him to have our little chat.

I just want to thank a few people and groups for their support, help, and love while we have been here in Crawford. So many people made the Camp Casey experience possible and so successful. If I miss someone, I am so sorry: that is the difficult thing about thanking people. I love you all, even if I don't remember to thank you!!

My sister: Dede Miller: My kids' second mom who is always by my side and supports me 100% in whatever I do. My cause is her cause, and I couldn't do what I do without her.

Carly, Andy, and Janey: Who would love to see more of their mom, but who understand that we are trying to save their future by what we do. I love you guys, and I will see you very, very soon (yea!!) I couldn't do what I do without their love and support.

The Crawford Peace House: I got an email from Hadi Jawad the day that I decided to come and camp in Crawford and he pledged the help and support of the Peace House. At that time, they only had a few bucks in their checking account and the phone was turned off. Now, thanks to America, they have been able to keep Camp Casey going and they will be able to continue their good works indefinitely. Thanks to John Wolf who had the vision for peace in Crawford and I think that Camp Casey was a fulfillment of his vision. They are going to make a garden and call it "The Casey Sheehan Memorial Peace Garden." What a tribute to my son.

Code Pink: Jodie Evans and Tiffany and Alicia were the first ones here on Monday 08/08 to jump in and save me from going crazy and hopping on one of the trains that runs past the Peace House and pulling an "Agatha Christie." Code Pink also worked tirelessly (and I mean tirelessly) outside of Camp Casey.

MoveOn: For organizing the highly successful candlelight vigils.

Lisa Fithian: For all the organizing work she did behind the scenes.

GSFP, IVAW, MFSO, AND VFP: Our organizations with "skin in the game" for all of their support, presence, love, and help.

Bill Mitchell: Bill's son Mike, was KIA in the same battle as Casey and he was the first GSFP member to come to Camp Casey and take some of the heat off of me. He found a new love at Camp Casey (one of our miracles) and I am sooo happy about that. Plus, Bill is one of my most ardent supporters and he just gets in the middle of things, digs in, and helps wherever. I love him and he and his family will be parts of our family forever.

Fred Mattlage: For donating the amazing piece of land for our use that allowed Camp Casey to expand to include thousands.

Air America: The Morning Sedition, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, and Laura Flanders. Thank you for your support . Ed Schultz belongs there, too, although he is not affiliated with Air America Radio. Amy Goodman was here, too!

The bloggers on The Daily Kos (and most bloggers in general): I would read their comments everyday after I posted my diary and I was always heartened and encouraged by their remarks. After all of the negativity, their positivity gave me strength to go on. In addition, the first night we were in Crawford, and being harassed by the SS, they were posting things and getting the word out that we were there alone and defenseless, which may have saved our lives, or saved us from being injured, or harassed out of there.

So many other people: The Camp Casey volunteers…literally hundreds. The more than 10,000 people who came through CC. Ann Wright who kept CC going. Arianna Huffington for her advice and support. Joan Baez who kept CC's spirits alive while I was in California attending to my sick mother. George Bush for not meeting with me on August 6th. Martin Sheen for his support and presence. A.I.M for Dennis Banks and Russell Means. Gary Hart, John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Dennis Kucinich, Frank Pallone, Lynn Woolsey, Chuck Hagel, Ralph Nader, Jim McDermott, Walter Jones, Charlie Rangel and the other politicos who either came to CC, or called me to offer their support and love. I know I am forgetting some, but thanks to you all. Joe Wilson and his family for paving the way for me to be able to ignore and dismiss the reich-wing smear machine who always tried to marginalize and discredit me by exaggerating or twisting my words and lying about me. The clergy who were there with their love and support: Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Rabbi Dennis Shulman; Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Bob Edgars, Rev. Jesse Jackson (who prayed bed time prayers with me), Rita Brock, etc.

There were so many good people who donated money, goods, or services who want to be kept anonymous.

But especially to Americans who resonated with Camp Casey and gave us prayers, support, money, love and most of all hope for the future.

We will take our country back. And it will be a country that we want back.

God Bless America!!!!

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No, he is NOT our Preident.
No, he was NOT elected. In 2000 OR in 2004.
The entire world is laughing at us.

Sorry you don't wish to acknowledge it. He won both elections. The sooner you realize this, you might actually win an election rather than continue to fight the last two.

If you understood anything about electronics, you'd know that rigging a computer chip is child's play to a trained technician.

If everything is so above-board, why aren't we seeing a rush to put in voter verifiable print-out machines nationwide. This certainly would help quell some of the doubt surrounding this topic.

Could it be that some of the questionably installed officials are afraid they'd be out of a job?!

I challenge you to do some real research on this.
A good place to start would be to go to a non-partisan site.
Such as:
http://www.blackboxvoting.com

Sixth Sense...Congressional testamony about voting fraud. http://www.iwilltryit.com/fixed1.htm

Bush was not elected. He was selected by the Righty buddies on the Supreme Court. Rove lied about everything, and Bush did it.

Since this magnificent train wreck virtually assures that the next president will be either Dick Cheney or Rudy Giuliani, who will you ne-coMs blame for that?

as an ex marine i can tell you first hand - yes we all know what we are getting in to when we join the military service - it is to defend our country - not to make the one in office rich off of oil. i do pray that your husband comes home safe after fighting in a strange land in a war we had no business starting for a person to line his pockets with money. i understand you want to be proud of your husband and i think that is the way you should be - i am proud of him also for going. however i am saddened by the fact that you think others should be quiet and not bring out the truth. find the strength to step outside of your comfort circle and see things for what they really are and i think you will come away with an entirely different perspective.
from a friend you will never know but is praying for you and your husband and all our military service people, god bless.

The United States Military should only be used to protect our country. Iraq was not involved in 911. The military is being misused by bad leadership. Citizens are disagreeing with that poor leadership, but not our soldiers following orders. I honor your duty to our country.

Dear Proud USAF Wife, I too was an Air Force wife back in the 1970s, and the Recalls were so nerve wracking I bit my nails to the quick waiting for word if my husband was whisked away, or if he was just sitting on base. However, even back then I prayed we would progress as a society and as a partner on this earth to where war is not needed. I prayed we would advance to a future where compassion would rule the day and communication and mediation would be the means to end conflict. We're almost there, I believe. Once those who simply seek revenge are no longer empowered by our government and media, we'll be there. I'll be praying for the safe return of your beloved husband.

Hello there.........A Proud USAF Wife!
Were you invested in the stock market on 3/10/2000. If so listen up.

Years ago LARGE deposits of OIL were discoverd in the CASPIAN SEA. Via DICKY and COMPANY (check SEC FILES)
Countries that surround same were FIGHTING like cats with claws over who owns what of the CASPIAN SEA.
Although there is great amounts of oil in the CASPIAN SEA the logistics are a NIGHTMARE because of location.
Many american frims wanted pieceS of the pie so the BTC was born. GOOGLE up BTC PIPELINE. Note board members names and companies (dig and you will find many surprises).
Finally the WHO owned what rights was finally figured out in 2001.
Then the all mighty BTC PIPELINE was finally built and completed in 2005.
USA government sends all of our puppets over there for the GRAND OPENING party in 2005. Mega amounts of CEO's and USA heads attend party for the BTC PIPELINE.
UNOCOL (?) Had a plan devised for years ago to built a major TAPS PIPELINE throughout entire Afghanistan. But this plan sat and sat because of the UNSTABLE UNrest from OBL and the TALIBAN within Afghanistan.
CIA meets with TALIBAN in EARLY summer (3X) of 2001 demands that they turn over OBL. Having OBL REMOVED from Afghanistan makes the country STABLE to build and maintain the TAPS PIPELINE which USA desperately needs to connect to BTC.
TALIBAN wouldn't comply with CIA demands....told they will get him out.
SO we go to AFGHANISTAN.........build CEMENT BASES AND CAMPS along the entire routes of where the almighty TAPS PIPELINE is to be built. The newly established Afghanistan president through yes PHONY elections (read the Afghanistan forum boards with real people from there) is an EX EXECUTIVE from USA UNOlocal company. Strange how that happens.
SADDAM "announces" to the world he will only sell oil OIL in EUROS not DOLLARS on 11/2000. (NOTE DATE: gotcha bush says saddam a present for your WIN)
BUSH THEN INVADES IRAQ...why for the OIL.
Other world countries take notice of SADDAMS statements..more over EU countries. They don't par take in IRAQ. Most are now listed on the AXIS OF EVIL LIST of which is growing by the day! We are so LOVED around the WORLD. They decide if they band TOGETHER and dump the US DOLLAR for EUROS they aren't held HOSTAGE by the US WORLD RESERVE CURRENCY!
Now COMBINED all the EU countries USE MORE OIL than USA> and now they are buying same in EUROS...and NOT the US DOLLAR!
BYE BYE BYE >>>>>>>>DOLLAR!
Bush sets up a PUPPET government of his own in IRAQ. Before the FIRST BARREL is shipped out of IRAQ the currency is changes back to DOLLARS. (via IMF ) Then Uncle Al supplies a plane load of US DOLLARS to the IRAQ banks. (GEEPERS I WONDER WHY) (it costs us nothing to print dollars...they hold our deficit up). Remember now BUSH then turns over authority to the IRAQS in 2004, but if you read the fine print we OWN IRAQ as the controlling colitation. Small detail nobody told you. Another little detail the USA government forgot to tell you is: they cancelled all OIL contracts that IRAQ had with other countries. NULL AND VOID....EXCEPT USA.

The USA Military camps/bases are all built around the IRAQ PIPELINES, TRANSFER STATIONS, EXPORT AREAS....geepers why is this? If we are there strickly for the peace?
We need PEACE and the almighty democracy to make sure the "oil runs" through the pipelines. NO PEACE = NO OIL IN PIPELINES. Why do you think the Iraq's are daily blowing up their own PIPELINES? You may check with the IEA but IRAQ nows exports all of its OIL to USA. IRAQ is NOW our 4th largest importer of OIL. Why are the military bases in IRAQ built with cement......are we staying a long long long time?
Since your in the military and educated I'm sure you understand that the military doesn't spend extra money housing UNLESS IT IS LONG term!
Now some of these items have BACK FIRED in the BUSH face...........ie the almighty dollar; reducing the deficit through phony accounting.
As for you and your family.............you have secretly being PAYING for all his financial BAD decisions over the past 4 years.

Dig out the following bills from your checkbook;
Grocery, Dentist, Doctors, Health care insurance, Co-pays,Oil, Electricity, Insurance of any type....DO YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Someitems have gone up 300 percent (the charts tell me so).

Now if you PICK apart the formula for CPI you will realize that you have 16 percent INFLATION a year growing ON YOUR DOOR STEP! YOUR DOLLAR BUYS LESS AND LESS. At the rate the dollar has been dumped and the WIZARDS curtains are hiding finances you best check back to see if you will be able to afford a cup of java.

As for your hubby who is an AFP..........they plan on planting those individuals over in the sand box housing. And GOD you best have him checked OUTSIDE of military for DU exposure.

GOOD LUCK

And the best is yet to come.............wait till Iran opens it brand new OIL exchange for the middle east march 2006. Do I hear 5 dollars for a gallon of gas.

BUSH needs to learn how and why to get along with foreign countries!
Or BRAZIL is coming to a venue near YOU!

Yep, If anyone is still reading this crappola, you must be one, because the freaks posting in here are completely LOONEY TUNES.

B'deep, B'deep, B'deep,... That's ALL Folks!

Have you ever hear the old saying "Better to remain silent and be though a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."? You would do well to follow that advise. . .

Touché!

A little information is a dangerous thing, especially when it is spoon fed to reactionary people by a heavy-fisted gang of chicken hawks.

How stupid does one have to be to keep supporting and voting for the republican agenda of corruption, hate and evilness? Wake up out of your brainwashed flag-waving stupor of corporate media propaganda. You may want to read up on your history of Nazi Germany and how fascism came into power. History is being repeated here in the good ol'of USA.

Yes, it is.

Regulations Against Jews' Possession of Weapons
11 November 1938
With a basis in §31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p.265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and §9 of the Führer and Chancellor's decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p 1331) are the following ordered:

§1
Jews (§5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.

§2
Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew's possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.

§3
The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in §1 for Jews who are foreign nationals. He can entrust other authorities with this power.

§4
Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of §1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine. In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years.

§5
For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.

§6
This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts.

Berlin, 11 November 1938
Minister of the Interior
Frick

Notice this coward here posted his comment anonymously, perfectly in vogue with the Reich-Wing Bush administration, AND...just like terrorists. IT'S CALLED COWARDICE ... PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR BANTER IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR CARTOON BULLSHIT.

And stop watching Looney Toons, if you're old enough to have a political conscience that you can transfer to print, then you're too old to be making analogies to anything radiating from a frickin' useless medium like television!!!

COWARD!!!

Most that post anonymously are probaly his right hand men. I think that the ones that can't post their names are cowards or they work for the cause of destroying America.

Peace, love, hope and prayers
Tjuana

It's interesting that the nastiest and most hateful comments come from the pro-Bush camp! And also, more often than not they are too afraid to put their name up!

When you are stating the truth, and you know it 100 per cent, you don't need to get that hateful, and you are proud of it.

No actually you would be surprised how many are security traders and elite military both of which say BUSH MUST GO!

It appears that you my friend are still reading and positing. So that makes you Looney I would say as well. And vert child like, there is a place called sweet 16 for your age bracket. No sorry scratch that they are to mature for you there as well. Guess you need to go to Head start.

else is a communist or a hater??

Why did all these right wing-whackos so young and uninformed, decide to STOP READING ALL THE FACTS?

It is time to read the facts and get out of the fantasy world, come on already!!!! YOU ARE TOTALLY BRAINWASHED!!!!

Funding Cuts led to Lesser Levees

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-050831corps-story,1,2...

George Bush caused the funding to be gutted along with the republican congress and he took the tax cuts for his oil buddies. He caused it, he CAUSED the broken levee system by doing nothing!!!!!

And it would have prevented these disasters!!!! And instead he and his cronies went off chasing oil, and sat by while these disasters happened with NO problem!!!!!

Doug

Who authorizes funding? And within the same context, how is funding cut?

Isn't it ironic that the original title for the war in iraq was Operation Iraqi Liberty or OIL.I wonder why it was changed? Katrina has reminded us all of the purpose of the National Guard.Thank God for protecting our Oil.I hope God can save our country.

Katrina came at the beginning of the "heart" of the hurricane season. If another major storm strikes Florida this year, the Florida National Guard will not be available to evacuate and maintain order in force. They're in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Guard is the core of Homeland Security, not an expeditionary force for imperialist adventures.

I'm glad there are people protesting this 6 billion dollar war that takes money away from our own country. I see us in need of money for education and NASA space exploration just to name a couple.
I protest any war we get in unless we are attached. Taking Sadamn out left a void for even worce dictators to fill so were stuck. Even so I say pull the troops out. If you want to help a country go over there with people dedicated to humanitarian acts and not with tanks, guns, bombs, missles. I would suggest the Red Cross would be good for Iraq but it is to dangerious over there now for any human being. Bush rushed us into a very ugley war and I am very angrey at him for that. He should have consulted Henry Cissinger on this matter. Henry new about dictators and voids created when taking them out. He also new you need a plan to fill that void. Bush just thought the shock and awe, the might of the supper powers weapons and forces would solve any problems that arose after Sadamn was ousted.

I agree with you except for the "virtues" of Henry Kissinger. This guy is an imperialist and a liar. Bush refused to endorse the International War Crimes Court because of fear that they would prosecute Kissinger. Concerning Africa, Kissinger said Africans should not be helped to develop because they would use up mineral resources in their own countries that Americans want for themselves. That is an imperialist and a hater of humankind. I say hang him from the Beltline overpass.

As I follow the daily news around the world, I sit in constant amazement at the apathy shown by so many Americans. Do they not realize what the Bush Administration is doing to our country. It will be painful when they find out. Their grandchildren will bear the brunt of our recovery. An arrogant George Bush (and I voted for him in 2000, as I bought into his "I'm a uniter, not a divider!" Oh, my God, is that a joke or what? He took us into a disasterous war by lies and fears. He drives a dagger into the heart of the middle class with his irresponsible tax policies for the rich. He gives a green light to the oil and gas industry for price gouging, and then gives this same industry tens of billions of American dollars to further their greedy empire. He keeps the minimum wage at the same level it has been for seven years, in order to keep a certain element of our population so poor that their only hope of a better future is to join the military and fight our wars so Bush and his rich friends can sit back and watch. This is the same George Bush who disappeared for an entire year during the height of the Vietnam War when he was serving in the Texas Air National Guard. How brave! Remember Bush doing his Charley Brown stunt in landing in a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Return of the Red Baron! "Mission Accomplished" was the theme that day. George Bush has two daughters of military age, how nice it would be if they enlisted to fight for our country! Well, you can forget that. It will never happen! They are even afraid to talk to Cindy Sheehan for fifteen minutes! Cindy has certainly showed her patriotism; she sacrificed her son Casey for our country. She has every right to speak out! And I think George Bush has an obligation to hear her. He has never and will never be in her situation. God Bless America and God Help America!

Thank you for putting in words what I and many others, I'm sure, have been spouting erratically through our anger at friends and relatives. As the subject line reads, "elegantly put!"

We're only being portrayed as apathetic by mainstream media. Luckily I have Dish Network, (not Direct, it's owned by Rupert Murdoch now,) so I get my news, the real news, from Free Speech TV and Link TV. Let mainstream media continue their propaganda. We'll know how strong we are on the 24th and 25th of September in Washington when we converge on it to take back our country and end this war. God bless you as He works through us to end this senseless war.

I supposed it carries al-GorezeeraTV?

If you'd rather help than rant, Glenn Reynolds - instapundit - has a huge list of links to useful donation sites. Donate to relief first, then rant, flame, and bellyache to your heart's content -- just donate first!

if the downing st memo is not investigated we can expect world war3 ,they are allready foaming at the mouth to nuke iran.dick chaney is siad to be in a frantic state to usher in a dictatorship,this man is completly insane and on the brink.we are very conserned where this socalled leadership is takeing the once great republic .these neocons couldnt lead boy scouts.how do they expect the public to trust them when allthey do is preach war and destruction, its time to answer for what bush and chaney have done to the world as well as at home ie patriot act

"they are all ready foaming at the mouth to nuke iran. dick chaney is siad to be in a frantic state to usher in a dictatorship"

Yes, and this is why they were so determined to push Bully Bolton into the UN ambassador seat.

His mission is to start a devasting war with Iran. This may also include the use of a nuclear bomb.
Even a handful of Republican officials fear this, although, it remains low on the media radar screen and the voices of reason are being drowned out.

Watch for the smoking gun folks.

I see alot of division between the American people and that is what keeps these idiots in power. Truthfully I could care less if your a Republican or Democrat because essentially they all lie because every Senator and Congressman has attained their power by being funded by Corporate Lobbyists. If I could change the laws today, there would only one thing to do and that would be to outlaw donations by Lobbyists and Corporate Interest groups that spend millions every year to change Goverment policies. You don't think this war is about oil??? Your Wrong!
As stated prior to this blog, most Senators and Congressman have alot of money tied into Oil as well other nature resources. You think Bush really believed the best way to prevent forest fires is to chop it all down? Ha! Any Forest ranger will tell you forest fires are natures pruining and in many cases Pine trees can only reproduce when a fire is hot enough to crack their pinecones.
So either Bush is ignoring basic science (which may be the case since he's trying to push Creationism into public schools) or most likely its because he's getting huge donations from the Timber industry which we all know he is.
What we need now a days is someone who isn't being a puppet for these Corporate Interests like Bush and Cheney. We all know they're big oil men, Hell Cheney ran Halliburton!, so why is it so hard to see the fact that this war is about Corporate interests? I think you have to blind to ignore all the facts that surround Bush and Cheney's past.
The problem is they keep denying everything and try to push it off the radar by telling the TV networks, which are mostly Republican own, to not talk about the serious issues and keep us under the spell with "Why did Brad leave Jennifer" so we forget about the serious issues going on in this world. This is the reason that PBS is now under the sights of the Right wingers who are claiming it cannot be a moderate tv station if it exposes the real problems of the world instead of just pushing the Right wing propaganda that instills fear in the world.
I had to laugh at the one blog posted earlier that said that we are in Iraq so the US wouldn't be invaded and taken over by a few thousand Muslim extremists. Like that would ever happen! That guy has to either be on crack and paranoid as hell or just brainwashed by Bush's propaganda that if we don't fight them there then they'll come here and kill us in the night.
The real fear we should be worried about is Bush's "Patriot" act!
We the average citizen can disappear in the middle of the night and never return without a trail, jury, Nada! Got a problem with it? Oh well! Go speak to your Senator to try and get your loved one back. Not that it will happen unless the US Community shouts loud enough that the goverment buckles like they had to with all the innocent foreigners who were rounded up and thrown into a torture chamber for 3 years. And we wonder why most the world hates us now!
This is going to be a major issue come later when this country really gets divided because of Ol' W., because if you rebel now like they did in the 60's your butt is going to be locked up as a Terrorist for either supporting Terrorist activities or being considered a "National Security Risk". This will allow Bush and his cronies to silence any dissidents who dare speak up to expose his moral corruption. Also funny is how Bush passed a law when he first got into office which will seal any things he did as a president from being released to the public as time goes by. I wonder why he did that? To protect his image from being shot down once the lies can be released to the public? I do wonder how many people remember that it even happened? I know I was mad and scared as hell during that time because it was a prelude to the craziness that I knew would come.
Truthfully it isn't terrorist's thousands of miles away we have to worry about but the fact that Mother Nature will one day kill us because she will in some way rectify all the damage we have been doing to her due to the Capitalist pig philosphy we have been fed all these years and now also because Bush has gutted all the environmental laws we developed since the 70's to counter the damage we've already done in the past. Why is Bush getting rid of necessary laws that protect our air,land and water? Its so he could get more money from lobbyists who make their money raping the earth for cheap natural resources they can sell as a profit. Charley and Katrina are just the beginning and if you don't believe that global warming is causing storms to get larger and stronger then you obviously haven't learned any science when you were in school. I know this because I live in Florida and have so far been lucky that I haven't been in the direct path of them. You want real proof as to global warming making hurricanes stronger, then just look at what happened with Katrina. While in the Atlantic which has cooler water than the Gulf of Mexico it was only a Tropical Storm and near Category 1 Hurricane. Once it got into the Gulf which has much warmer waters than the Atlantic it morphed into a Category 5 within 2 days. I say no more!

The fact is we need to start electing average people who are not rich and are not controlled by Lobbyists who care not for the American people but only their own agendas. I don't care if they run as Republican, Democrat, Independent or Green Party. If they are an average citizen with more than half a brain and have the will to bring back the basic civil rights and environmental laws to America that are currently being sold off to the highest bidders then I'd vote for them.
Until that time, I will be sleeping with a gun under my pillow just in case Bush decides he doesn't like my attitude and sends his cronies in the middle of the night!

your version of "Mein Kampf".

You are 100% Correct! The solution is so simple!REMOVE all Corporate Interest from Government! After All It WAS supposed to represent US!!!! The People!To Do This would be so simple!Delete any and all funding from all corporate structures! WE DO NOT Need Billions Spent on elections! Using a PUBLIC forum such as public T.V. All Could share equal Time and debate the Issues and solutions to our Problems as a Nation!NO MONEY Elections!!!!!NO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FUNDING!
Representing this Great Nation should be a great Honor and Priviledge!
Our Leaders would not be allowed to take Money from anyone! This would put an end to Corporate ran America thus Freeing up Billions to actually do GOOD things for the Country! THERE IS NO REASON For anyone in our country to suffer from Poverty or No Health care!
The Billions spent on elections would Go to strenghten the People Thus Making us a strong and FREE Nation again!All The Multi billion Dollar Tax Breaks could be used to end Hungar and Poverty!With So Much Left over to Help other Nations instead of destroying them! CyberEagle

This Countries` Constitution was created by intelligent , and quite Knowledgeable men who well understood the Dangers that Could inevitably befall a nation that was not based on a two-party system.. (And, most essentially, one that is set up with a 'check and balance authority over the presidency-in-charge.) That is Why they created a congress with two arms ( the Senate and the House of Representatives. ) Their primary responsibility was to safe-guard and protect the Rights of Its` Citizens...and , secondly and not Least, to Protect us from Actions of a President who might possibly not be Dedicated to the Good of this country ( But Primarily interested..and with full intent... determined to inrich and inflate His own Agenda ( one that could very well be hidden at the time of Election process and the Inauguration.
SO..Why on Earth have we allowed a bunch of Fascist Thugs to infiltrate our Government >>>And without much more than a Wimper from our Congress ? Who left the door open...and let the dog run loose ? It is past-due time for accountability. Congress, we are becoming desperate [And Impatient] for you to make Your Presence FELT ! Where ARE you When we Need YOU ? I`m just one of your Most Concerned constituents. With A sincere Plea. HELP ! Veda Flick

It's interesting how those going around spouting terms such as "fascist thugs" and "reich-wing" have put into play the exact ideology of Herr Dr. Josef Goebbels: "Tell a lie. Tell a big lie, tell it often enough and it will become the TRUTH."

The good Dr. would be so-o-o-o proud of you!!!

VGFor Truth said:

"This Countries` Constitution was created by intelligent , and quite Knowledgeable men who well understood the Dangers that Could inevitably befall a nation that was not based on a two-party system.. (And, most essentially, one that is set up with a 'check and balance authority over the presidency-in-charge.)"

The authors of this nation's Constitution did not have a "two-party system" in mind. They created a federal government with three separate but equal branches.

VGFor Truth also said:

"SO..Why on Earth have we allowed a bunch of Fascist Thugs to infiltrate our Government >>>And without much more than a Wimper from our Congress ?"

First of all, President Bush and the Republican Party are not fascist. Pick up a history book or visit wikipedia.org to find out more on fascism. Second, Congress didn't "allow" them to "infiltrate" our government. President Bush was elected by the people of this nation--twice. There's not a damn thing Congress could do about it, because it was the will of the people.

-J

Bush was only elected by manipulating the voting process. He cheated, had his supporters cheat for him and his family cheat for him. Bush was selected by his Daddy's buddies. Not elected. See the Congressional testimony.

http://www.iwilltryit.com/fixed1.htm

geepers wonder WHO OWNS the VOTING MACHINES?

geepers wonder what ever happened to the software consultant for those machines...........found DEAD!

good job bush........MURDER

I sure do sympathize with Ms. Sheehan losing her son in combat.

I'd like to know if anyone forced her brave young Casey to enlist

or take the oath. I assume he's grave spinning.

NEXT. I guess Ms. Sheehan, we could have avoided all global

warming had the entire planet remained an agricultural species and

and ignored our technological potential re. President Bush being

Resposible for Katrina. Please seek professional help.

Sincerely,

Jim Devlin

I'm beginning to feel responding is a waste of time, but maybe something will get through. Mr. Devlin, we had the technology to reduce greenhouse emmissions in the 1970s. Under the first Reagan administration those efforts were ceased in favor of bigger, less fuel efficient vehicles to increase the wealth of the oil merchants. We didn't need to remain an exclusively agricultural world to avoid the mess we're in. There are several excellent books on the market that explain all of this. One is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s book on the environment, Crimes Against Nature. You can go to http://www.amazon.com to order a copy. Or better yet, go to your local independent book store and order a copy from them.

As to "knowing what they're getting into," our young folks sign up for the military because they're left with little else for employment, with our jobs being shipped overseas to slave labor markets. If given the choice, I believe most people would choose a less potentially dangerous career path. However, I also believe in a just war, those same individuals would have no fear of signing on to do their duty.

May God bless you and keep you as He works through us to end this war.

I have no idea how you think a person can cause a fucking hurricane, you are indeed one of the stupidest people EVER.

If you read the scientific evidence, the hurricanes become more instense in warmer water. Our water is heating up due to global warming. This administration refuses to believe in global warming, thereby creating policies that increase its severity. It's logic. Follow the path of logic, God's gift to us all if we choose to use it, and it's clear this administration's policies have made our planet much more dangerous. Of course, you may not believe in science, and that is your prerogative. May God bless you as He works through us to end this war.

Yes, hurricanes become more intense over warmer water. However, the Atlantic is getting warmer because of it's natural cycle, reflected in temperature measurements from the '40's to today. The warming has to do with currents and natural oceanic processes, not global warming.
Your logic also fails by trying to pin global warming on the Bush administration. Do you seriously believe that he's created the whole global warming "disaster" in five years? Reality check: we've been discussing this since the '90's, even though many in the scientific community are not on board.
Of course, you may not believe in science, and that is your perogative. May God bless the soldiers as He works through them to end this war and leave behind a peaceful, stable, democratic Iraq.

I love a good, logical dialogue, but if you continue to simply regurgitate Rush Limbaugh's explanations as to the plight we're in with the intensity of our storms, we can't have one. We live in a biosphere, where each weather system effects the others. You cannot sever what's going on in the oceans from what is taking place in the air. They are inter-connected.

Have you not read the recent report that explains why the increase in temperatures has not been properly recorded? The satellite has been recording tempratures in the evenings. It was originally set up to take data in daylight hours, but the original program did not take into consideration the shifts of satellite positions in space. They've been recording faulty data!

And administrations can only increase global warming, not be the cause of them. Please, stop writing that I've said something I have not. The Bush administration's policies have "increased" the severity of global warming. I think I’m being clear here, so please, do not type that I've said the Bush administration has "caused" global warming.

And as to the discussion of global warming, I can only track as far as I've physically been discussing it, and that was back in the 1970s. So the discussion has been going on for much longer than since the 1990s.

Thank you, and May God bless and keep you as He works through us to end this war.

I'm not regurgitating Rush.

Fine, Bush didn't cause global warming as it allegedly exists today. How severely did in "increase" global warming? I'd really love to know how his policies directly lead to Katrina.

In the meantime, I believe that the only reason the discussion goes back that far is because before that we were discussing the possibility of a global ice age.

I'd also like to see where you get the idea that the satellites are recording faulty data.

Thanks again, and may God bless and keep us, those displaced by Katrina, and the soldiers as he works through them to win the war and leave behind a peaceful, stable, democratic Iraq.

That was the dominant theme in the Leftisphere in the 70s & 60s.

keep in mind... 6 of the top 10 most intense hurricanes in recorded history occurred in the late 19th century/early 20th century. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastint.shtml

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