HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » alwaysinasnit » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Next »


Profile Information

Name: Dolores
Gender: Female
Hometown: California
Home country: USA
Current location: California
Member since: Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:58 PM
Number of posts: 4,140

Journal Archives

What if that POS in the White House pulled out of NATO?


“If he sabotages the NATO summit the way he did the G-7, don’t be surprised if he actually makes a move toward exiting NATO,” Shapiro tweeted. “Think he won’t? On what basis? Because his staff restrains him? Because of his strategic understanding? Please.”

After that, he said, the world order could quickly fall apart.

“If we get there, the implications are innumerable & terrifying: Russia pawing at Baltics & other (Eastern and Central) European states; breakdown of joint defense structures; withdrawal of US troops from Euro bases; less restrained German foreign policy; weaker US power projection to Eurasia,” Shapiro tweeted.

“That just scratches the surface,” he continued. “We honestly cannot begin to imagine living in a new era without these international organizing structures. Because for all of NATO’s challenges, no sane person or American political leader has or would contemplate such a reckless move.”
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:31 PM (4 replies)

NY State Attorney General Barbara Underwood may be on to something.

David Cay Johnston wrote a piece for the NY Times, and Rawstory picked up the details of Johnston's analysis.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu Jul 5, 2018, 12:00 AM (4 replies)

Honduran immigration

Interesting read


In the post-Reagan era, Honduras remained a country scarred by a heavy-handed military, significant human rights abuses and pervasive poverty. Still, liberalizing tendencies of successive governments and grassroots pressure provided openings for democratic forces.

They contributed, for example, to the election of Manuel Zelaya, a liberal reformist, as president in 2006. He led on progressive measures such as raising the minimum wage. He also tried to organize a plebiscite to allow for a constituent assembly to replace the country’s constitution, which had been written during a military government. However, these efforts incurred the ire of the country’s oligarchy, leading to his overthrow by the military in June 2009.
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Jun 24, 2018, 02:47 PM (3 replies)

Esoteric article discussing vulture capitalism preparing for a shortly anticipated economic downturn

Big money getting ready to take advantage of anticipated corporate debt distress....

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 04:17 PM (0 replies)

45's so-called end to family separations


.....The executive order, it is important to note, does not end the “zero-tolerance” policy that created this debacle in the first place. Migrants trying to cross the border illegally will still be arrested but will not have their children taken away. More ominously, the order’s method for keeping families together involves ending the ban on imprisoning children for no more than 20 days, which means the children will be subject to indefinite detention along with their parents.

“The order,” according to The New York Times, “would keep families together, though it is unclear how Mr. Trump intends to claim the legal authority to violate what have been legal constraints on the proper treatment of children in government custody, which prevented former President Barack Obama from detaining families together during a similar flood of illegal immigration two years ago.”

In doing this, Trump is attempting a mighty straddle: He is trying to defuse what has become a caustic political crisis by ending family separations, but at the same time is trying to retain the veneer of toughness adored by his supporters by keeping the zero-tolerance policy still fully in place. All of these migrants are still getting locked up, including the children, indefinitely. The only difference is they will be together when the cage doors close. It is the living definition of “cold comfort.”.....
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:44 PM (2 replies)

Noam Chomsky article...interesting article which includes some uncomfortable home truths

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:12 PM (1 replies)

Let the (legal) games begin.

RE: the 20 page legal memo 45's lawyers sent to Mueller earlier this year.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Jun 3, 2018, 04:38 PM (4 replies)

This was an eye-opener for me that explains so much about the oligarchical takeover of the US

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu May 31, 2018, 04:02 PM (1 replies)

So much for the Republicans being the "law and order" party

They seem to be the ones most apt to break the law.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Fri May 11, 2018, 02:51 PM (2 replies)


It sure does seem like the most avid warmongers are the ones who have never actually had to face fire.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Fri Mar 23, 2018, 12:45 PM (3 replies)
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Next »