NO NEW POSTS UNTIL WEDNESDAY …. 13 FEBRUARY 2013 …

…. NO NEW POSTS  UNTIL

WEDNESDAY ….

13 FEBRUARY 2013 …

… NO … “we” gave that power/permission to “W” Bush … see Patriot Act … who passed it on to Obama …

… NO … “we” gave that

power/permission to “W” Bush …

see Patriot Act … who passed it on to

Obama …

Obama Gives Himself Permission To Kill

02-07-2013  •  Antiwar.com

After stonewalling for more than a year federal judges and ordinary citizens who sought the revelation of its secret legal research justifying the presidential use of drones to kill persons overseas  

McCain …… fool … clown … self-anointed grand inquisitor … take your pick

$(KGrHqN,!nsE8VFMhw9LBPS2+lyb)Q~~60_35…McCain …… fool … clown … self-anointed grand inquisitor … take your pick …

 

John McCain: The grand inquisitor

McCain has long been more at ease than his colleagues in

 

It usually takes a lot to rattle the Pentagon’s top brass, but John McCain’s got a knack for doing just that.

Since returning to the Senate after his failed 2008 presidential bid, McCain has settled into the role of his party’s chief inquisitor on military issues and foreign affairs, a position that has given him new life as an informal leader among his GOP colleagues.

Never has that status been more evident than in his aggressive questioning at three recent hearings, including two on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on America’s consulate in Benghazi and a nearby U.S. facility.

On Thursday Martin Dempsey, the highest-ranking military officer in the land, found just how deep McCain’s frustration runs the hard way at an Armed Services Committee hearing on the assault, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Dempsey is just the latest in a parade of unlucky Obama administration officials and nominees have been pitted against McCain under the bright lights of Senate hearings. Chuck Hagel, a fellow Vietnam veteran and former chum, got the McCain treatment when he appeared as President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed Panetta last month. And Hillary Clinton, who once beat McCain in a vodka-shot contest, got a lecture from her former colleague when she came to the Foreign Relations Committee to testify on Benghazi.

The exchange Thursday was one of the toughest so far.

McCain looked to Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for an answer to the question of why the military wasn’t better prepared to intervene with air power. He called Dempsey’s opening statement “one of the most bizarre” he’d ever heard in his years in the Senate and accused him of providing “simply false” information.

“For you to testify that our posture did not allow a rapid response — our posture was not there because we didn’t take into account the threats to that consulate, and that’s why four Americans died. We could have placed forces there,” McCain said.

Dempsey, seated next to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the witness table, didn’t back down a bit in the face of McCain’s grilling.

“Let me begin by saying I stand by my testimony, your dispute of it notwithstanding,” he started. “But I would like to say …”

“Perhaps you can give me some facts that would substantiate it,” McCain interjected with trademark snark.

The exchange is just the latest round. McCain hammered away at Hagel on the Nebraskan’s opposition to President George W. Bush’s “surge” strategy in Iraq, asking him whether he was right or wrong. Hagel hemmed and hawed. McCain interjected repeatedly, prodding him for a yes or no answer six times before saying, “I would like you to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate.”

e: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/mccain-the-grand-inquisitor-87361.html

And what …? You are just now figuring that out … better late than never …

… And what …?   You are just now figuring that out … better late than never …

Who Controls The Money? An Unelected, Unaccountable Central Bank Of The World Secretly Does

02-07-2013  •  theeconomiccollapseblog.com

An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe.  

WHAT NO NEW TOYS

… What … you want your town to be the only place without one of the new toys…?

New FAA drone list reveals over 20 more public entities authorized to fly drones over United States

02-07-2013  •  http://chrisinmaryville.net/

The new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone authorization list obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit reveals more than 20 additional public entities allowed to fly drones over 

NO MORE FLUORIDE

… Just maybe Americans will also see victory against FLUORIDE (poison) in our water …

Huge victory against fluoride in Australia

02-07-2013  •  http://chrisinmaryville.net/

Nearly 200,000 Australians have been released from the medical slavery that is artificial water fluoridation thanks to a major governmental policy change. The Liberal National Party (LNP) government of the Australian state of Queensland has not only  

“reefer” madness

marijuana-3… TIME TO ELIMINATE THE ILLUSIVE HYPE OF “ REEFER MADNESS” …

 

Why Republicans Should Support Marijuana Reform

By Alex Seitz-Wald, Salon

Note to Mrs. Obama: Try Hemp in the White House Garden

By Jim Hightower, Creators Syndicate

The Future of Marijuana Reform, After Huge Victories in 2012

Paul Armentano, AlterNet