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Name: Stephen
Gender: Male
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Home country: United States
Current location: Columbia, Maryland
Member since: Fri Jan 9, 2015, 06:25 PM
Number of posts: 190

About Me

Spent my whole career as a cog in the DC bureaucracy. Now I am free!

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Morning Joe: Palin’s Rambling Iowa Appearance Was a ‘Tragedy’



One man's tragedy, another man's LOL!

Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:07 PM (18 replies)

Why should we pay Netanyahu $3 billion a year to come here and trash our President?

He's a thug, a fascist, a borderline Nazi. (No mention of Palestine! Nope, not here!)

Boycott, Divest, Sanction!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:52 AM (41 replies)

Greece must bow to austerity or go bust, says EU

Source: The Telegraph (UK)

Eurozone finance ministers will on Monday threaten an end to negotiations on debt relief for Greece unless its new radical Left government promises to honour all existing austerity agreements.

Eurozone officials are convinced that the EU holds all the trump cards in the coming clash with Greece's leader-in-waiting, Alexis Tsipras, including the nuclear option of letting Greek banks collapse. They believe Mr Tsipras knows his weakness.

The hardline approach will be sugared with offers of flexibility on the detail of austerity measures, and a move to allow Greece more time to meet an end of February deadline for renewal of key EU loans that are keeping the country’s economy afloat.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs meetings of the Eurogroup, will set out a strategy aimed at playing for time by drawing Syriza into months of talks in the expectation that Mr Tsipras will back down.

“There’s certain wriggle room to negotiate, to talk about the form of the adjustment programme,” he told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine at the weekend. “But just to ask for a credit without having to meet conditions - that won’t work.”

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/11368634/Greece-must-bow-to-austerity-or-go-bust-says-EU.html



Good night!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:30 AM (67 replies)

Just to make it clear: I hate, hate, hate, HATE Bibi Netanyahu!

I deem him a thug, a fascist, a borderline Nazi. (Yeah, I said that!) I see little if any difference between his government's present-day treatment of Palestinians and the German government's treatment of Jews in the 1930s, pre-WWII, pre-Holocaust: Constant harrassment, restricted movement, destruction of homes and businesses, as well as massive overreation to a thrown rock, for fuck sakes!

If this be "anti-semitism," then, by all means color me with that fading, overused, increasingly-meaningless marker. See, I'm an America-Firster!

Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:19 AM (9 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: 50 Shades #NotMyChristian Apology (Web Exclusive)



In no way does this constitute an apology for my opinion of Lord Bibi. I found it to be funny. That is all.

Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:08 AM (0 replies)

HA!

No censorship HERE!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 03:46 AM (7 replies)

Just to make it clear: I hate, hate, hate, HATE Bibi Netanyahu!

I deem him a thug, a fascist, a borderline Nazi. (Yeah, I said that!) I see little if any difference between his government's present-day treatment of Palestinians and the German government's treatment of Jews in the 1930s, pre-WWII, pre-Holocaust: Constant harrassment, restricted movement, destruction of homes and businesses, as well as massive overreation to a thrown rock, for fuck sakes!

If this be "anti-semitism," then, by all means color me with that fading, overused, increasingly-meaningless marker. See, I'm an America-Firster!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:15 AM (8 replies)

Max Blumenthal: Netanyahu no different from far-right European "leaders"

Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:39 AM (3 replies)

What should Bibi's upcoming trip to our slavish Congress cost? How about $3 billion?

I realize I'm posting this at the wrong time of night, i.e., when the Firsters circle like vultures, but screw it!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:36 AM (10 replies)
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