I just listened to the Sheer Intelligence interview on Truthdig about "The Great Con of American Patriotism" and it struck me that probably no German of my age, born 1948, could have ever felt the same way as both, Ron Kovic or Danny Sjursen, did. Because we were the kids of the bad guys and we actually thought to join the German military service (Bundeswehr) is something that would be neither honorable nor even reasonable.
Most polls should be taken with a grain of salt and with consideration of the details involved. It's easy to cherry pick data to try to prove a point or relay a message. Many polls (most?) are taken for a political purpose, to initiate information into the heads of those the pollsters want affected.
and it is also Sweetmorn, Bureaucracy 12, 3184 YOLD
(for you Discordians out there)
World History this day
I don't want to post this article from Rudaw, especially the slideshow of photographs, but we're grownups, right? We need to face the reality of our foreign policy.
Mosul residents flee the city with dead bodies of loved ones
By Rudaw 18/3/2017
Only one um, creature, that I know of has been truly able to encapsulate the U.S. political system in a simple to understand manner.
Perhaps one of the harshest critiques hurled at presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, by the current State Dept Inspector General, was this:
"At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department's policies that were implemented ."
Any Government Employee knows (should know) that everything you do as a Government Employee IS, and one day will (presumptive) become 'a permanent' Public Record. That is what the National Archives is all about. This is because you are working on the public's dime, so the public "has a right to know" what you are actually doing. In theory anyways ... that is what the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is supposed to be all about -- the public's "right to know" ... holding our Government "accountable", ... Sunshine is the best disinfectant, etc. etc.
Ahmad Chalabi, the lying wannabe who greatlypushed & helped Bushco lie us into war is dead. He had a heart attack on Tuesday without fulfilling his ambition of becoming President/King/Shah or whatever of Iraq with the blessing and support of the U.S.,