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1 week ago @ Daily - White House: Obama to ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Matt and the other DC fora moderators...

What are the rules on cutting and pasting thousands of words of material from other websites here?

How come BoulderNative can get away with little more than spamming the DC fora with hard-right propaganda? Are the DC fora a place for discussion, or just another outlet for trolls?

1 week ago @ Daily - Boulder scientists ret... · 1 reply · 0 points

Another day, another spew of debunked and ignorant AGW-denying spam from BN, triggered by a keyword hit. I wasn't aware that the DC fora allowed 'bots to clog up the pages...

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Diversity of ideas: Ca... · 0 replies · -3 points

Perhaps you can replace Littwin, since you're an expert on everything.

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder County propert... · 0 replies · 0 points

Those who always complain about how the County treats UBC residents ought to deny themselves access to these funds, to spite the county.

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Marilyn Samson: Opposi... · 0 replies · -2 points

This will probably upset those who push the "product" that MNG/Digital First Media is selling us, but too bad...

Exxon Mobil starts drilling in Russia's Arctic

The US doesn't need enemies - we have Exxon-Mobil fulfilling that role quite nicely. The amorality of capitalism is obvious - anything in pursuit of the almighty profit, which goes to the 1% and we get bupkus.

'Course, the ODS sufferers, prevalent in this thread, will gloss this over and try to spin it away. Of course.

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Marilyn Samson: Opposi... · 0 replies · -1 points

Folks like BN don't care the least bit about the truth and reality. They live in their own cocoon of comforting lies, repeated to them ad nauseum by the likes of Beck, Rush, and Faux, and their predisposition to being followers and authoritarians-at-heart makes them accepting of the most vulgar and crude propaganda and deceit.

In other words, conservative Republicans.

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Airstrikes undertaken ... · 0 replies · 0 points

It begins with oil and ends with oil, and a lot of BS in between.

11/15/1999, Dick Cheney, CEO of Halliburton
"Oil remains fundamentally a government business. While many regions of the world offer great oil opportunities, the Middle East with two thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies, even though companies are anxious for greater access there, progress continues to be slow."

09/18/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"We do know that the Iraqi regime has chemical and biological weapons. His regime has amassed large, clandestine stockpiles of chemical weapons -- including VX, sarin, cyclosarin and mustard gas. ... His regime has amassed large, clandestine stockpiles of biological weapons—including anthrax and botulism toxin, and possibly smallpox."

10/7/2002, George W. Bush, President
"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons. We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas."

11/01/2002, George W. Bush, President
"The United States will lead a mighty coalition of freedom-loving nations and disarm Saddam Hussein. See, I can't imagine what was going through the mind of this enemy when they hit us. They probably thought the national religion was materialism, that we were so selfish and so self-absorbed that after 9/11/2001 this mighty nation would take a couple of steps back and file a lawsuit.

^Saddam blew up the WTC?

11/14/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"I'm glad you asked. It has nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil."

11/15/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"Five days or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last longer."

01/10/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"... something under $50 billion for the cost. How much of that would be the U.S. burden, and how much would be other countries, is an open question.”

03/16/2003, Dick Cheney, Vice President
"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. . . . I think it will go relatively quickly, . . . [in] weeks rather than months."

03 / 19 / 2003. Start of Iraq War

03/27/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary
"There’s a lot of money to pay for this ... the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”

03/30/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"We know where they are [Iraq's weapons of mass destruction]. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."

05/01/2003, George W. Bush, President
"My fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended."

"Mission Accomplished."

05/09/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary
"The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason."

09/14/2003, Dick Cheney, Vice President
"If we're successful in Iraq ... we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11."

09/17/2003, George W. Bush, President
"We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th."

06/28/2004, Dick Cheney, Vice President
"Two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraq."

06/29/2005, Dick Cheney, Vice President
"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."

03/18/2006, Dick Cheney, Vice President,
"Q: About a year ago, you said that the insurgency in Iraq was in its final throes. Do you still believe this? Cheney: Yes."

05/22/2006, George W. Bush, President
"We have now reached a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror."

9/9/2008, Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
"I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Airstrikes undertaken ... · 0 replies · 0 points

"Because 501(c) organizations do not disclose their donors, contributions to those groups are not included here, except in cases where the group discloses voluntarily."

There's the Koch/Adelson/&c loophole...

opensecrets is necessarily incomplete.

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Airstrikes undertaken ... · 0 replies · +1 points

ISIS did *NOT* "capture" WMDs in Iraq. That's a bald-faced lie.

These are not WMDS:

5 weeks ago @ Daily - Airstrikes undertaken ... · 0 replies · 0 points

Your world consists of the US carpet-bombing everyone. Sick, sick, sick.