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Channel 666 -- Current Events and Discussion

Thanks to Trifecta for the title...

This topic is the continuation of the Channel Six topic http://www.dead.net/forum/i-turn-channel-six-president-comes-news

A few words based on recent experiences there. When expressing your opinions, please show respect for your fellow participants in the discussion who may not share them. Please refrain from demonizations, dismissal of people's beliefs as nonsense, etc. We are all bozos on this bus in one way or another.

Thank you.

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this topic having gotten a bit huge...

I cordially invite you to continue the discussion of political sleaze here.

lamagonzo (not verified)
Q.: Had This Been A Real Emergency...

...You would have been directed to place your head firmly between your legs and kiss your ass good-by.

A.: What is a parody of instructions given to children in school in case of a nuclear weapons attack.

lamagonzo (not verified)
Q.: Had This Been A Real Emergency...

...You would have been directed to get under your desk, put your head firmly between your legs and kiss your ass good-by.

A.: what is a parody of the instructions given to children in school fallout shelters in case of a nuclear attack.

lamagonzo (not verified)
The Empire Fractures

The CFDP (Common Foreign and Defense Policy) is Europe's answer to NATO. It has intervened in 23 separate countries with armed troops that have been shot and died in such places as the Balkans, Chad and Palestine. The rise of this block, inclusive with Russia, is a global shift that started some time ago. In 2003 the Bush regime was only able to lead a coalition of the willing in it's rush to judgment in Iraq and many NATO countries refused to be involved.

America's becoming a debtor nation has even limited what it can spend to fund the wars of it's choosing. This does not mean that the nation does not have great ways to influence and leverage it's economic and security interests on the planet, it does. But it is clearly not running the show any longer. The rise of China and the banding together of a Europe that includes Russia has brought about a relative parity between a few major powers.

It seems that when history is told it will be written that America ruled the globe at a very critical time in it's development, the advent of the nuclear age in 1945 to about 2005. History may also be very cruel when passing judgment on a country with a budget surplus of multibillions of dollars that followed a seemingly suicidal path of ignoring the environment and persecuting a war against a major religion while allowing greater and greater freedom for corporations that know no border.

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I'm shocked.

SHOCKED.

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shock revelation

politician suspected of being sleazy liar....phhhew whatever next?

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Bravo

Gonzo!!!!!!!!!!!!! There must be help available for compulsive behavior to be as annoyingly and ignorantly provocative as possible. He seems to have a bad case of that as well.
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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
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lamagonzo (not verified)
DL -- Get help!

There are many good community health centers where you can get help. All you have to do is recognize that you have demophobia, an easily curable mental disease. The first step is admitting that you have a disease and then empowering yourself to take action with the realization that nobody really cares about the sexual habits of politicians, with the possible exception of Berlusconi's "virgin lust" in Italy.

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Two Peas In A Pod

Hahaha...First we have that sick low life scum known as "Slick Willy" Clinton impeached for lying about his sperm found on the dress of an intern half his age, and once it was finalized, Al "The Bore" Gore went into the Rose Garden and announced his disgusting boss was the greatest President in American history, and now we learn his DNA can be found on a garment owned by a masseuse who he sexually assaulted in a hotel room...

lamagonzo (not verified)
What do hippies know?

We starve, look at one another, short of breath
Walking proudly in our winter coats
Wearing smells from laboratories
Facing a dying nation of moving paper fantasy
Listening for the new told lies
With supreme visions of lonely tunes

-- From the musical "Hair"--

What did we ever learn from the trips we took and those endless days on tour? To be kind and gentle in all our actions and not to harsh on people, animals and other living things. To live inside a death culture and not be corrupted from within, accepting each color of the rainbow family and seeing only good within it.

I fear some have forgotten or lost their way after taking the strongest medicine. Karmic habits die hard. If we can't get along with one another then what hope is their for this rock hurling through space?

Is it random or is it planned? It doesn't matter, it just is...

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