artistry got a reaction from MisterMassive1 in Bad Habits
Well, I can suggest something for ending or helping to end one of them. For smoking, there is a supplement called DGL, which is licorice based pill which you use to help to reduce or take the nicotine from your system. It can be purchased from any health food store. It has reportedly assisted many people in stopping their smoking habit.
artistry reacted to NickJ in New Orleans Mother's Day parade 'hit by shooting' False Flag?
People of color in general don't just kill indiscriminately. White people on the other hand, New Town, Aurora, Columbine. Even that Korean kid who shot up Virginia Tech had a motive. He was being teased, bullied, and ridiculed because of his speech impediment, and the fact that he was not one of those rich kids. But rather his parents came from a working class background. I think the only mass shooting I can remember a person of color doing for no reason, was an old Vietnamese man in upstate New York a few years back. Who killed some people at a learning center where they teach English to immigrants or non-English speakers. The guy was killed by cops I think, so no one could gain or garner his motive. But when a non-white does something like that, it's usually an anomaly. And the person has real mental issues. Not ones made up by themselves or a lawyer.
artistry reacted to MercyL in Why are Republicans Grasping at Straws?
And...that is what Republicans want everyone to forget!
With each scandal, I take a little time to see what conservatives are saying. They almost bend over backwards building stories and ignoring facts. Republicans denied funding for more security in Benghazi. The blood is on their hands and they keep washing....and washing....
artistry got a reaction from MercyL in Why are Republicans Grasping at Straws?
Mercy, we have these people with mindsets that are hades set on finding something, freaking anything to pin on the man, that they are about to lose their feeble minds. They care not that this country would have been stuck in one deep ditch if the Obama administration had not acted as they did. We were losing 750,000 jobs a month, a month, on our way to heck in a handbasket, now the amount of job gains is not as much as we need, but we are certainly much better off. Consumer confidence is very high, the deficit is falling faster than expected, and this bunch of ingrates sees nothing but negative shat. Was there any credit given for anything? No only whining about negative crap. That is why they are going to lose and freaking disappear. They have Benghazi stuck up the you know where, when the GOP held back the money fior additional security. So in essence, they are responsible for those deaths. The public is getting sick of Rep. Issa, who is a thief, how he got to Congress, I'll never know. They are all worthless, beyond belief. They should shut their looney tune mouths. Seriously.
artistry reacted to happyflowerlady in New Orleans Mother's Day parade 'hit by shooting' False Flag?
There is an emormous difference between the amount of CRIMES committed by a person of any race, and the amount of MURDERS committed by a person of any race.
Black people here in the US, have had the poorest schools, and the least education, simply because they mainly come from very poor neighborhoods. Without at least finishing high school, and then maybe going to college after that, it is pretty nearly impossible for a black person to have enough education and skills to get a high-paying , or even a decent, job. So, yes, many of them becomes thieves, drug dealers, or other dishonest ways to support themselves, and their families. It is no surprise that most of them would end up in jail or prison, and after they are released from prison, their chance of getting an honest job is even less.
However, as was pointed out by Taskeinc, all of the multiple shootings (massacres), have been done by a white person. Also, not to be overlooked, most, if not all, of the serial killers , have also been white. I am not going to enumerate those statistics here, but be welcome to check this out.
My take on this, is that black people will kill other people, but usually with a motive of some kind, such as to rob or steal from them, or due to a drug deal gone bad , or a grudge against someone; but they do not just go out and start shooting at people for no reason, just to kill.
The picture they showed on tv, had a black man in the circle, but it was hard to tell if he was actually shooting, or what was happening, and the witness reports seem to say there were at least two shooters.
I think we need to watch and read on this, and see what other information comes out.
artistry reacted to Neo in New Orleans Mother's Day parade 'hit by shooting' False Flag?
Perhaps you should reread the sort of stuff you ineptly cut and paste, and consider what it makes people think of you. I have had several posters contact me about your "hate posts".
artistry reacted to soko in New Orleans Mother's Day parade 'hit by shooting' False Flag?
In Canada anyone in possession of a gun is indicted, right away, This should be the case here
artistry reacted to freeman90 in New Orleans Mother's Day parade 'hit by shooting' False Flag?
Let's face it, the United States need more gun control! If there was more gun control, people in low income neighborhoods wouldn't turn to guns as a solution to make a living, because they couldn't get them! Almost anybody can get a gun right now, and that's not normal! Why would anyone fake such a thing? Gun control doesn't need more advocates, just needs politicians to stop taking money from interest groups and pass a new gun legislation!
artistry reacted to Tara in Female president
I think the US will have a female president very soon. Hopefully, it will be Hilary Clinton. Not because she's a woman, but she seems to be the strongest democratic candidate at this point. She wasn't my first choice in 2008, but I think she's has the credentials. It's a long time between now and 2016, but currently she's the front runner. Three years is a long time in politics. Anything could happen.
Even if she isn't elected, I do see a female president in the near future.
The voters (electoral college landside and the popular vote) who elected him were in favor of Obamacare. We already have some "socialist" institutions in the United States. Primary Social Security. The majority of Americans support some type of gun control. He is doing exactly what the voters elected him to do.
Check out Facebook. There's lots of examples of "hostility and anger" over Pres. Obama. And these are on the White House, Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama fan pages. I hate to think about what's on the specific anti-Obama pages.
artistry reacted to taskeinc in How Can We Survive Without Being Part of a Militia Group. How much ammo would the we need when things go wrong
Militia groups were involved with the Oklahoma City bombing, and have been embroiled in numerous other bombing plots, conspiracies and egregious violations of the law. Their extreme anti-government ideology, along with elaborate conspiracy theories, coupled with a fascination with weaponry and paramilitary organization, have led some members of militia groups to act out in illogical, immoral, and illegal ways. This is why the majority of SANE Americans, have deep and valid concerns for such trigger-happy organizations.
America's extreme right has a historical fascination with paramilitary groups. Their primary convictions are based on the Second Amendment - the right to keep and bear arms. These terribly misled, and confused individuals believe that only a well-armed populace can enforce its rights. Therefore, any form of gun regulation, is a sure sign of the government's intent to crush other freedoms.
Modern-day militia groups are patterned after some of the more fanatical groups in militia history. Of course, the most notorious militia group of all time would be the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, their history speaks for itself. A couple more groups: the Silver Shirts, also known as the Silver Legion of America, was an underground American fascist organization founded by William Dudley Pelley and announced publicly on January 30, 1933. The Silver Shirts were a white-supremacist, anti-Semitic group modeled after Hitler's "Brownshirts." Another historical militia group was the "Christian Front", an anti-Semitic political association active in the United States from 1938 to 1940. Its membership numbered several thousand and consisted mostly of Irish-Americans in the New York City area. There were and still are, myriad militia groups across America. The number of militia groups have increased dramatically in light of Barack Obama, now in his 5th year as president of the United States.
Certainly the American government has its faults, a laundry-list of indiscretions, but no militia group, no matter how armed, has any chance against the US Army, Air-force, Navy, and Marines - NO CHANCE. Their absurd, pseudo-military actions would only lead to, and has led to, tremendous loss of innocent lives.
Mohandas K. Gandhi and his civil, peaceful, disobedient movement, led to India's independence in August 1947. Most people are familiar with Dr. King and his peaceful American Civil Rights campaign. Neither man would have been successful if he chose to promote and orchestrate a violent struggle for freedom.
To emphasize my point regarding the senselessness of Militia groups, I'll share one of my favorite MLK quotes.
If we succumb to the temptation of using violence in our struggle for justice, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate life of bitterness, and our chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos. There is still a voice crying into the vista of time saying to every potential Peter, put up your sword. History is replete with the bleached bones of nations and communities that failed to follow this command.
artistry reacted to freeman90 in Boston Bombings-Is the government Involved?
I don't see any reason for the gov to do such a thing, especially when they already had good approval ratings after the nonstop media war with North Korea. Having 2 guys from Chechnya bomb a marathon seems stupid, this was probably just a terrorist group trying to cause damages and pain to the US.
artistry reacted to Tara in Boston Bombings-Is the government Involved?
No, I don't think the government was behind the bombing. I do think that some members in the government will take advantage of certain situations to push their own agenda. But I still don't think that the government was behind it.
artistry reacted to taskeinc in Is The Government Afraid of another Somalia-like "Black Hawk Down" that's why it's taking your guns
I agree. People keep crying about the government taking guns away, especially after a horrific event in which some crazed killer shoots innocent people. A couple of months later, and it becomes old news. Plus, consider the fact that the NRA is a very powerful organization and will fight, tooth and nail, any attempt to decrease the sale of firearms legally or illegally.
Americans will have their guns, no matter what. It's my opinion that, if many factions of the US population want to own guns, go right ahead because a good 60% of those guns will be used against those who purchase the guns, or a loved one. How STUPID is that? You go out and buy a gun and because of that same gun, either the purchaser, or someone they love, will go to prison, or die.
I've never owned a gun and don't want one. I'm not a hunter, don't believe in killing INNOCENT animals for sport. Some people will ask, "what if someone breaks into your home and you have to defend yourself?" If that happens and I perish by a gun, then that's probably the way I chose to go out. Nobody gets out alive. Besides, I have no problem and absolutely no fear in leaving this screwed up world.
artistry got a reaction from taskeinc in Is The Government Afraid of another Somalia-like "Black Hawk Down" that's why it's taking your guns
Big Buster, Big Buster, where is there evidence that the government is taking one gun from anybody? It is lawful for people to have their guns. No law has been formulated or will be, to take away people's guns. My thought. Would that there were, but it will not happen. So have no fear.
artistry got a reaction from Tara in Female president
What a bunch of bunch of bull. If the man is a thug and he is not, maybe that is what is needed to deal with the thieves, liars and gangsters that are in Congress?
Checked a box? This man is freaking intelligent, articulate, and competent enough to do the job. He came into office when we were losing 750,000 jobs a month, we have had years of positive job growth under his administration.. He got health care in place when seven other presidents didn't. He found and had bin Laden killed. I've got your thug. The black people didn't even believe he could be elected, at first, it was the white people who saw his potential. He is only one of four or five presidents re-elected with over 50% of the vote. So talk your crap about how bad he is, the man though you can't see it, is doing a good job. He has put into effect hundreds of things that are helping the American people. Perhaps you would have liked to have Mr. Rich Man Romney as your president? Wouldn't that be a trip?
As far as a woman president, Hillary, if she runs will more than likely win. Not because she is a women, but because she is more qualified now, than when she ran before.
artistry got a reaction from Dreek Lass in Actual Physical Evidence of Alien Interaction?
I would think the only thing you will find are those who say they were perhaps taken aboard space ships and probed by aliens. Who people disgard, as either lying or seeing things that don't exist, with no way to prove it either way.
artistry reacted to Neo in Childish Scrawl could soon be on all US bank notes
I think we've taken this one as far as we can.
artistry reacted to Dreek Lass in Spirituality
I don't like to specifically specify my religion, or put a name on it because there are lots of different aspects of different religions that I feel hold truth. But if people wanted to label my religion, I guess I would fall under the category of Spiritualiy in most people's eyes.
But, I would just like to know if anybody else on here closely identifies to Spirituality? Concepts like source energy and vibrational energy fields? For me, too much of the principles make sense to not be true.
artistry got a reaction from soko in Picture is worth thousand words
War is always hell. To start a war based on a lie is something very dispicable, Cheney and the rest should pay a severe price.for all those deaths, along with the mentally and physically handicapped who came home. I would like to see justice, that is only fair.
artistry reacted to soko in The Last Letter of the dying Veteran to Dick Cheney and George Bush
The Last Letter: A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying VeteranTo: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries.
I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day.
I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded.
I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.
You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.
I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney.
I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power.
I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done.
You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.
Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit.
Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.
I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September 2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to the United States. I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East.I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the time you told us could be paid for by Iraq’s oil revenues. Instead, this war has cost the United States over $3 trillion.
I especially did not join the Army to carry out pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law. And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and your crimes.
The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history. It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure. And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.
I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11. Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.
I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned. You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to your own soul.
My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come.
I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live.
I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.
artistry reacted to reneemarsh in Anger
Anger is a natural instinct, but it is not the route we have to take. Anger, sadness, jealousy, distrust, and hatred are emotions that seem to be triggered easily but can be distructful. The light here is we can CHOOSE to be happy! We can't let other people's actions control our own mood. Even if we do something small, like drop the gallon of milk and spill it all over the floor, what is getting mad going to do? It will make the situation worse! Just laugh and shake your head at yourself. See how this changes the whole situation. Suddenly it's just not that bad! When someone disappoints you, don't write them off immediately or let them change your attitude toward others. How you choose to handle a situation certainly makes a difference.
artistry reacted to Neo in In USA whoring and raping has become an admirable pastime
Gosh arent you all very politically correct, stats are maths and therefore cannot be racist. Though Im at a loss to see how this topic is a conspiracy. So think it best to move to off topic and close it.
artistry reacted to happyflowerlady in Was Syrian president just assassinated ?
I have been reading several places that are saying that Assad was shot down by one of his bodyguards on Saturday nite. Some are saying that he is dead, and some report that he is critically injured and is in the hospital, surrounded by military guards protecting him. So far, I have not seen anything that is definite, one way or the other, and nothing at all on mainstream news. Has anyone else heard these reports ?
artistry got a reaction from Tara in U.S. Govt Thinking of Hiring Better Guards for Embassies, now that's an idea!
If Congress had appropriated the millions requested to upgrade security a long time ago. perhaps the breach would not have happened. They are the culprits as much as anyone is. They refused to increase security, by not approving the money. They point fingers, when they should blame themselves, McCain and Graham and all the rest of the crazies.
artistry got a reaction from bluemachine in UKIP urges Brits to withdraw their money from Spanish banks
Everyone in the financial world and more, will have their eyes on what happens in Cyprus starting on Monday. The DOW so far, has ignored the situation, that will not continue after Monday. The dominoes may be about to fall, and fall hard.