The Iran Nuclear Deal: From Both Sides

By now the media is all drooling over the deal struck in the US Senate……they are smiling and jerking off because it is a bi-partisan deal, something sadly missing in today’s DC……

The media is laser focused on this deal and its contents…..this gives them something to fixate on for weeks to come….ad nauseum.  The American people will turn to their fave propaganda outlet to get all the important news on this deal.  They will then make their site the “must go to” site for all the truths and the lies about the deal…..But sadly most Americans will have NO independent opinion of what is happening……all the know is that they hate/love the deal and that is where the opinion will cease.

What do you know about the nuke deal between Iran and the US?  I mean really kno0w….not what some TV personality tells you you need to know…..then may I suggest that you read it for yourself….then form an opinion…..

The Iran nuclear deal: full text – CNN.com.

That is the full text of the agreement we have with Iran….do you see any problems?

Now I ask….what do you know about the bi-partisan deal reached in the Senate?  We know what the talking heads have to say….but is it a good deal or is it just a smoke screen?

If you want answers…..may I suggest that you take the time to read the text of the bill….then form an opinion…..(probably wishful thinking but I keep hoping that the people will educate themselves)……..

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/615/text

That is what the bill says….now if you have spent some time on this…..what do you think of the deal, the bi-partisan deal?

Is there any way that it can be used to scuttle any of the deal with Iran?

You betcha!  Try Section under Semi- Annual Report….paragraph I……..

“(I) An assessment of—

“(i) whether, and the extent to which, Iran supported acts of terrorism; and

“(ii) whether Iran directly supported, financed, planned, or carried out an act of terrorism against the United States or a United States person anywhere in the world.

There you have it….the smoking gun!  Who will decide the answers to the questions……where will the proof come from?  The US has labeled Iran as a sponsor of terrorism for decades…..that will be the go to section for nullifying the deal……

This is how they can scuttle the deal and still look like they were somehow cooperating…..it is all a game……a dangerous game….but a game nonetheless……and to expect his deal will have a fighting chance is being very optimistic.

Even if it survives in its original form there will be endless hearings and accusations until the deal collapses……..let’s not forget that Israel will be calling in all its favors to the Congress to fight ratification.

We’ll Never Limit Government

It has begun!  The media sideshow…..the media circus that we lovingly call our election process……

If you are a conservative then you will be bombarded with the promise of a “limited government”……that evil brought to you by those no good liberals…..

Guess what!  That “limited government” is a pipe dream….a slogan for the mindless to nod in approval…..as government is today…you will NEVER have that elusive fantasy of a “limited government”…….

Why?

 

We’ll Never Limit Government Unless We Ditch Foreign Intervention by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.

Iran: Let’s Make A Deal

Since the US and Iran started negotiating a deal on the nuke production the GOP and their masters Israel have been trying to kill that deal…..never forgot the letter written by the mental midget, Sen. Cotton of Arkansas……then there is the Congress that will do anything to keep the Obama admin from accomplishing anything……especially something as important as a nuke deal with Iran…..

Sen. Corker, who I do not trust as far as I can spit him and traitor Dems like Schumer and Menendez have been working together to find a way to look relevant in this deal…….and after a couple of days of jerking each others privates they have what could be called a deal….

“We have reached a bipartisan agreement that keeps the congressional review process absolutely intact, full of integrity.” So said Sen. Bob Corker this morning in revealing that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Republicans and Democrats have arrived at a compromise on a bill that would give Congress the chance to review any Iran nuke deal—setting the stage for a possible veto … and veto override. The White House has long maintained Obama would stop such a bill, but the New York Times reports that Senate Democrats hope an “overwhelming vote” this afternoon leads him to re-examine that decision. The committee will vote on the bill at 2:15pm, reports Politico, and it’s expected to have no trouble passing.

The compromise bill whittles down the congressional review period: Instead of 60 days, there would be a 30-day initial review, plus up to another 22 days, which the Times reports would be divided as follows: 12 days for Obama to decide whether to veto “a resolution of disapproval” should that occur, and 10 days for Congress to decide whether to override his veto. Final agreement on an Iran deal is slated to come by June 30, but if the deal is submitted to Congress after July 9, then the review period would balloon to 60 days.

Since the majority of the people want a deal with Iran over the nukes…..something 60% want a deal…….the Congress had to look like they are doing somethging……and the breath of fresh air with a little bi-partisanship should make these dudes look like they are actually doing something…..

When was the last time that we say this much working together for a common goal?  Now ask….why now?  To what end?

To say that I am skeptical is an understatement…….there is more to this “deal” than some wishful thinking of bi-partisanship…….NOPE!  Do not trust these people to act responsibly.  There is another shoe to fall…..I am just waiting on the thump!

American Oligarchy

It is time to look at the election that is approaching……we now have 4 candidates…..2 from each party………. time has run for me to ignore the side show……

We Americans will argue all day about the benefits of the democracy under which we live……the problem with that is we live under an oligarchy…..we stopped being democratic years ago……

Let the heard scratching has begun……what the Hell is an oligarchy?  An oligarchy is a form of government in which most of the political power effectively rests with a small segment of society, typically the people who have the most wealth, military strength, ruthlessness or political influence. The word “oligarchy” from the Greek words olígos, which means “few,” and archo, which means “to rule”. Some political theorists have argued that all societies are inevitably oligarchies, regardless of their supposed political system.

Societies also might become oligarchies by default, as an outgrowth of the shifting alliances of warring tribal chieftains, although any form of government might transform into an oligarchy at some point in its evolution. The most likely mechanism for this transformation is a gradual accumulation of otherwise unchecked economic power. Oligarchies also might evolve into more classically authoritarian forms of government, sometimes as the result of one family gaining ascendancy over the others. Many of the European monarchies established during the late Middle Ages began in this way.

Now that you have a grasp of what an oligarchy is……check out the article on that same subject…….

Read on my friends, read on!

 

American Oligarchy.

How Elizabeth Warren Made Expanding Social Security Cool | Mother Jones

Sen. Warren is quickly impressing us progressives……she has turned her position into something we have not had for a very long time…….a voice for the voiceless….in other words us citizens that the rest of the political machine takes for granted……YOU!

I read this article and it just made my love for this person greater……especially since I am one of those that depends on Social Security to eat…….

She is truly a states person over being politician……

Read and see what she is doing…..then let me know what you think…….

 

How Elizabeth Warren Made Expanding Social Security Cool | Mother Jones.

Veterans Suicide

AS a vet I try to keep a focus on our vets and their problems after they are returned to the US………it saddens me to witness what this country is doing to these brave people……..and the government makes me real in disgust.

For several years the biggest issue is the amount of vets committing suicide and of course the government has taken this up as some sort of holy quest….then ask …..how is that working out?

Department of Defense Releases Fourth Quarter 2014 Suicide Information

Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2014.

The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of October through December of 2014, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012.

In the fourth quarter of 2014, there were 69 suicides among service members in the active component, 21 suicides among service members in the reserves, and 18 suicides among service members in the National Guard.

In calendar year 2014, there were 268 confirmed suicides in the active component, up slightly from 254 in 2013; 79 in the reserve, down from 86 in 2013; and 87 in the National Guard, down from 134.

The QSR is available here. Additional information is available on the Defense Suicide Prevention Office website at www.suicideoutreach.org.

Service members and their families who need support can reach out to the Military Crisis Line, which offers free and confidential support for those in crisis. The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, many who have served in the military themselves. Support is available through the crisis line phone number, online chat, and text-messaging services for all service members (active, National Guard and reserves) and veterans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by visiting the Military Crisis Line website at http://veteranscrisisline.net/ActiveDuty.aspx; Online Chat at: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx; sending a text to: 838255 or calling toll free at: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1.

There is your answer….personally, I do not trust any form of accounting used by the government……

I included the phone number…..just in case you know of a vet that is struggling please pass the number on or help them get the help they desperately need…….that is better than a simple “thank you”……