German police: Letter to Ackermann was a bomb
Holy crap Batman; is this a record for a URL?
"BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities said Thursday that a letter bomb addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann contained a fully functional bomb, capable of exploding had it not been intercepted in the bank's mailroom."
The entry that I am referring to;
"The New York Police Department said it had been alerted to the scare late Wednesday, causing the department to dispatch patrols to the bank's offices in the city "solely as a precaution."
Combinations of vitriol, sarcasm and hopefully, humor to OPs.
To my knowledge, none of my posts have been 'deleted.' I have never received an email from any of the moderators saying anything was amiss with these posts re community standards, etc...
With the stated comments here I feel my future posts on DU3 will, at least some (many-all (?)) may become deleted. I am wondering what the policy is on the number of posts a DU member is allowed before they become 'tombstoned.'
Food for thought.
One more thought, and one that may have significance here; I cannot log into DU3. When I try to log in I get the error message, " The password you entered for that user name is incorrect." I go to the failsafe "I do not remember my password." However the error message this time reads, "The email address you entered does not match that user name."
I have tried this combination several times. I have changed my password here in DU2. I have checked with gmail.com as to whether mail from DU is considered 'junk mail.' With that combination I am able to log in. As this post testifies, I do have access to this board. I sent an email to the moderators yesterday asking for their help dilemma. I have yet to hear back 24 hours later. I realize with the new board being tested heavily I am probably not high on their list of priorities. However, my inability to log in speaks volumes as to DUs possible motives. Also, I click on the
I am wondering if anyone else is having the same problem.
Under the subheading for 'Title XVI-National Guard Empowerment,' page 630 of 926 in pdf form, there is the listing 'Sec. 1604.' The title is 'Continuation as a permanent program and enhancement of activities of task force of the federal emergency management agency.' This appears on page 634 of the same document. The task force is named 'Task Force for Emergency Readiness (TEFR).
The following wording is 'wordy.' Under subsection d part 2-A page 636 reads "in coordination with the Administrator" of FEMA "identify, using catastrophic disaster response plans for each State developed under the program, and gaps in State civilian and military response capabilities that Federal military capabilities are unprepared to fill.."
I'm still looking for the bill's authority to imprison American citizens indefinitely. But the above passage makes clear that posse comitatus is about to come to America.
Matt Lauer interviews Newt Gingrich
First, his post;
"The story about Newt asking his wife for a divorce while she was recovering from cancer is a LIE.
She never had cancer.
She had asked him for a divorce months before she went to the hospital to have a benign tumor removed."
Reggie1971 1 day ago
My initial repost;
"@Reggie1971 Newsweek, The Des Moines Register, Salon.com and one of your favorites, Forbes, ALL confirm that The Newt did indeed tell his first wife he wanted a divorce from her WHILE she was in the hospital recovering from cancer. The only news source that is reporting that this is not accurate is a right wing slime site; Free Republic. Even then, there is no news reported. It is only by a poster who MISTAKENLY quotes an article in the Boston Herald."
greiner3 21 hours ago
His come back;
"@greiner3 Free Republic is not the only news source reporting the story. Do an internet search. Again, the story is false. Gingrich's daughter confirms the story to be false."
Reggie1971 11 hours ago
I ran out of room and had to post 6 times to get all I wanted to say;
"@Reggie1971 Dude, first of all, telling your wife you want a divorce while she is in the hospital, even for having a cyst removed, is skanky. The incident that Newt's daughter is now 'trying to set the record straight, is from 1980. If she were that concerned she would have spoken, maybe 2 decades prior to this. Also, Newt's first wife, the one all this bruhaha has been about, DID make a statement confirming he did do this dastardly thing, just as has been reported. PART I."
greiner3 1 hour ago
"@Reggie1971 PART 2. While Newt was making such a fuss, and impeaching Clinton for his 'dress' episode, he was having the affair with future wife #2: Enough said. Now to respond to your 'Do an internet source." I did a perfunctory search for my first reply. I have done a better one and have found that ALL the major news sources HAVE confirmed Newt's oft reported 'telling wife he wanted a divorce while she was in said hospital recovering from cancer. PART 2"
greiner3 1 hour ago
"@Reggie1971 PART 3 Now I'll list the 'pro' sources. Outsidethe beltway, Salon, The Hill, CBS, The Atlanticwire, TheDailyBeast, HuffingtonPost, Sodahead, Dailymail, About, PoliticsDaliy, WashingtonMonthly, Evangelicalsitt, FOXNEWS (2007 article), Newsweek, Forbes, MercuryNews. These are recent articles all confirming the story. There are several sources that date back a decade and more. I'll list those in; PART 4. Don't worry, I'll get to YOUR sources."
greiner3 46 minutes ago
"@Reggie1971 PART 4 Many of the following contain interviews of wife $1 who stated publicly her version that Newt did in fact tell her he wanted a divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer. PittsburgPostGazette (1999), WashingtonPost (1999), NewYorkPost (1999)(FOX Owned) and many other lesser papers of the time. Now I'll list the sources from your point of view in PART 5."
greiner3 37 minutes ago
"@Reggie1971 POST 5. Sources backing your version; Godlikeproductions, OutsidetheBeltway, HotAir, News.Yahoo, Mediaite, Genevieth, Creators, TheAtlanticWire, NeoNeocon and Examiner. For the old news; I CANNOT FIND ANY DATING TO EVEN 2 MONTHS AGO.
I omitted any sources from blogs as they are personal opinions. I also omitted sources from Twitter and Facebook accounts. All the above sources refute the claim from one interview Newt's daughter gave. I will discuss this fact in POST 6."
greiner3 15 seconds ago
@Reggie1971 POST 6. "In searching for the above said interview, I found out that Newt's daughter wrote an article disputing the facts. is the URL from Townhall. Jackie, the daughter, disputes every claim her mother publicly made just after the incident. I for one would like to see Jackie interviewed by a press corps that is open to all news media. Let me know if you find any other source. Peace"
greiner3 1 sec ago
I'm waiting for his response. Granted, this video was posted 6 months ago and has a whopping 717 views. But I just wanted to get my opinion out there. Besides, Reggie1971 originally posted yesterday.
"Holy crap Batman." So this is what the vetting process for Republican Presidential candidates has come down to;
An adulterer, liar and now advocate for CHILDREN working. (Gingrich)
A groper, 999 (look at that upside down), 'ANGRY BLACK MAN'-this is what the Republicans were waiting for and trying to trap Obama into, numerologist and just plain idiot. (Cain)
A Mormon (I have no MAJOR problem with that in principle but I also would not want a Scientologist or other nut job as President. I laugh every time he gets up to speak, wondering if he is wearing 'Magic Underwear.'), FLIP FLOPPER, liar and someone who grew up in a household where his father was uber-rich and never had to worry about anything. Again, I have no MAJOR problem with that. It's just that he believes corporations are people-something the US Supreme Court has ruled so, and have the same rights as you and I. (Romney)
A racist, one who,if elected, would instantly plunge this country into second world status and all around not nice person. (Ron Paul)
A TRUE IDIOT of the first rank, possibly psychotic, one who believes she gets instructions from God and ranting lunatic. (Bachmann)
Another true idiot, a person who casts out witches-what next, burning them, one who had to leave office under major clouds of suspicions of graft and corruption and a Domininist. Granted she has already said she would not run because she 'believes she can do more good things on the sideline.' (Palin)
Possible drunk, someone who you would NOT want to take that '3:00 am phone call' and malfunctioning brain. (Perry)
A list of has beens, neverweres and just plain Republicans (Anyone else; Santorum, Huntsman, Johnson, Roemer)
This title was used in the 'Breaking News' section. I use it here so I can rant a little. First, the link;
Next, some of the comments that are posted so far following the article;
"This law will be known as the "Unaffordable Care Act" in a few years as premiums skyrocket. Until we get insurance and healthcare costs under control, there is NO AFFORDABLE SOLUTION!!!!"
And Lipps Doa adds;
"Affordable Care Act, yeah right. My insurance premiums have risen 90% since the Affordable Care Act was enacted into law. We need to get rid of obama now, before he does more damage to the country..."
My rant goes something like this;
If this bill is not allowed to go forward there will be more than insurance companies' 'Death Panels.' I fear there will be a significant lowering of the US's life expectancy, the end to emergency room care without proof of insurance, or a healthy bank account and people dying in the streets. The last may be a stretch but the whiners who cry because health care premiums have shyrocketed recently are seeing Market Forces as they truly are: If you can raise rates and the price of a product or service, do it. What are you going to do, complain to your congress critter that insurance companies are price gouging?
Medicare and Medicaid are so expensive now because nearly everyone who goes through these programs ARE the ones who have high health costs. Under a single payer health system say 'Medicare for All,' 200 million more Americans would be added to the rolls and health care costs would plummet. The actual losers? Health Care Companies. These blood sucking entities are nothing more than 'middle men.' They have cost consumers nearly 1 TRILLION dollars over the last decade and are lowering the average American's quality of life. You know where this money has gone; to the stockholders in the major health care companies. This is great if you happen to own enough shares in these companies to be able to make a good bit of money via dividends and stock increases. However, I'd say this is another instance of the 1% vs. the 99%ers.
SOCIALSIM you cry! But the reality is that the government exists, as the Preamle to the Constitution states:
The America of today does not follow 4 of the 5 goals that the Constitution tries to adhere to; 'promote a more perfect Union.' Only the 'provide for the common defence' is somewhat adhered to. I say somewhat as the US is leading us more and more into unjust wars and trying to become the first 21st century's and leaving us open to hatred by a billion people. With rulings on the Supreme Court stating that corporations are people, with many of the rights and privaledges accorded to human beings, there can NOT be neither 'domestic Tranquility' or 'promotion of the general Welfare.' When people are not happy, they want changes. I say that most Americans ARE NOT HAPPY.
Reagan is (in)famous for saying, 'Government is not the solution, it is the problem.' I have heard 'our side's reply to that bankrupt political ideology; Government is best when it increases a citizen's personal freedoms.' Personal freedom cannot exist when 400 families control nearly every aspect of our country. When that happens we are just puppets performing for their personal pleasure. Have we come so far as to e a virtual autocracy? I had feared a theocracy but if the 400 families do control EVERYTHING then the religion part will be just a glossing over of the true power structure.
One more comment from Landon;
"Why the hell did they throw in the Bush/Gore case at the end of this story? What a bizarre little irrelevant jab at the Court and at Bush. The AP just continues to embarrass themselves."
I add this last comment so as to highlight one of the failed goals of the Constitution; 'to establish Justice.' Historians will look back upon this era with horror. The wrongs Congress, the Executive branch and the Supreme Court have done to the middle class, and all but those who are much more than 'comfortable,' had consequences that led to terrible strife for generations in the future.
Tocqueville, if alive, would writhe in agony and shame with what America has become less than 2 centuries after his masterpiece 'Democracy in America.' This famous tome was where he first used the phrase 'the Grand Experiment.' Too bad that experiment blew up in our faces.
Reduction to absurdity;
Reductio ad absurdum (Latin: "reduction to the absurd") is a form of argument in which a proposition is disproven by following its implications logically to an absurd consequence.<1>
Works with nearly any Republican proposal.
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It's 446 Mb and with today's Hard Drives that should not deter most people.
You will need a Bit Torrent client. If you don't know, Google it. I use Vuze;
It's open source and I've never had a problem. Of course I only use it to download legal items.
Here's an article of what one site has found in the emails so far;
Highlights of What's Been Found in LulzSec's Arizona Documents
It's the Atlantic online so you know it's good.
This is the way I also downloaded Assange's 'insurance' files, and others.
There is some good news coming from Japan. It seems their film studios have the scripts for the next 100 Godzilla movies in hand since the disasters struck that country.
00When Arianna sold her online site to AOL. I am writing to you regarding the recent post;
'Strike Called Against the Huffington Post by Contributors.'
In this post, Omaha Steve brings together thoughts from many sub-posters as to why Huffington Post's non-paid contributors are up in arms over the sale. The non-paid contributors contend they too should get compensated for their content as that was a major force in money changing hands.
I propose DU make overtures to the disgruntled contributors who went public so as to woo them to be contributors on our site. This may cause conflicts, although I'm not sure what the legal aspects of such a move might be. While this move might change how DU operates, feels and looks, I feel the added presence of the factors that made Huffington Post what it is and was would be a major addition to DU. DU is mentioned in the press. However, DU does not get nearly the mentioning of Huffington Post as the go to source of what's the liberal take on matters. I feel the new owners of Huffington Post will take the site's message to the Right, somewhat akin when Politico is mentioned as the go to site for political news in general. I feel the new contributors would bring more mentioning of DU from the press as the new go to site for liberal news and content. This would lead to a greater awareness of what we are and our mission to the general public.
I love this site. I love how the mostly amateur contributors post and re-post their ideas and research. There are however several professionals who do post here; The Frank Factor, Red State Update and Lala, just to name a few. I feel the added presence of the professionals who have made Huffington Post what it is, or was, would further enhance readership on DU: Or not.
I also feel the need to post here about Comcast and when it was in the news recently, particularly when it came to the firing of Keith. I believe the competitors of Comcast would profit from their advertising here as they would have a large and captive audience. I feel many on this site have a reason to switch from Comcast to another cable company. But I feel many procrastinate, as I do, and don't get around to a chore until it is staring them in the face. I think DU would profit by selling ad space to these competitors. These competitors would profit by their increasing their customer base. Comcast would lose a share of their customer base: A win-win-win situation: And again, or not.
"The Huffington Post and the ongoing fear that vaccines might cause autism"
Huffington Post is recycling the Jenny McCarthy crap again.
I posted recently that my two male cats were acting strangely. They were sleeping VERY close to each other, in fact they would lie touching in a manner that drove those two sinners, Bert and Ernie to move into separate quarters after all those rumors of the couple were in fact, gay. My cats lick each other and do other 'non-male' activities. I tried counseling them but to no avail.
I thought of trying to separate the two but they are ruining the trim trying to get at each other so that they may torture me further with gay cat sex.
Recently the older male has taken to performing, I hate to say this as I feel so let down as a parent, sex on the younger one. I don't think there has been actual penetration but their actions lead me to believe this may happen while I am asleep.
My holy book says I must now put to death both cats. I am wondering how I might do this, at least humanely. Passages in the BOOK mention certain methods that will fulfill God's commandment fo acts of this sort but is generally left to those who witness these acts.
I will miss these cats as I can remember the good times with them. But I feel my grief will not last long as I can take solace in the fact that I am doing my God's work and desires.
I ask DU members how I might do this terrible act so I won't be thought of by those not in my congregation as another Michael Vick.
Please hurry as the weather is warming and the cats will soon be outside more. They will be doing this unholy act in public and there are a lot of younger and impressionable children who might witness this unnatural act and be drawn into the gay agenda.
Kelsey about family values. A Republican Strong point.
And this from a conservative blog about economics.
From the concluding paragraphs;
Which means we've been spending more on the war in Afghanistan just over every six hours than is needed to continue searching for the most coveted particle in high-energy physics. For a year. Does this sound like a nation looking toward the future, or a nation in decline?"
Um..."nation in decline" for 200, Alex?
Do you think the other side gets it now?
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Any fellow Texans still here?
Getting kinda lonely in these here parts.....
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Can't find half the threads on DU2 :P
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Hi, anypony here at the moment? Also, where are the archives?
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