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The road to hell
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 1/30/2014 11:03:27 AM

Max Boot notices that although “President Obama’s State of the Union included the following pledge: ‘Here at home, we’ll keep strengthening our defenses and combat new threats like cyberattacks. (Snip) War is no more. The lawyers have simply defined it out of existence. After all, if you don’t go to Congress for authorization, where’s the war? It is a condition of what used to be called strategic mindlessness. But this time it’s a bug, not a feature. It’s not just Max Boot and Kevin Baron who’ve noticed that the cat has gone away. The rats know it too. Pyongyang is

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With the world´s enemies of freedom starting strategic brushfires everywhere possible, hoping the Obama Administration will continue its five year bug out from responsibility, America grows ever more vulnerable. So do our potential allies in places like Ukraine and the almost gone Afghanistan. In time the world´s enemies of freedom will realize that the USA is, in fact, a paper tiger as long as Obama and his hoped for successors retain power, and that we can be blackmailed with impunity, if not blown off the face of the earth. At what point does misgovernance become enemy action?

      


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The road to hell
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/30/2014 11:03:27 AM     Post Reply
Max Boot notices that although “President Obama’s State of the Union included the following pledge: ‘Here at home, we’ll keep strengthening our defenses and combat new threats like cyberattacks. (Snip) War is no more. The lawyers have simply defined it out of existence. After all, if you don’t go to Congress for authorization, where’s the war? It is a condition of what used to be called strategic mindlessness. But this time it’s a bug, not a feature. It’s not just Max Boot and Kevin Baron who’ve noticed that the cat has gone away. The rats know it too. Pyongyang is

   

 

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Posted By: Hazymac- 1/24/2014 1:19:00 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA ­­— Some Florida Republicans fear, and some Democrats hope, that a November referendum on legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will drive young and liberal voters to the polls, helping Democratic candidates including gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist. The initiative, still not certified for the November ballot, is generating charges of political motives from both sides. Some Republicans call it an expensive ploy by Crist´s backers to help him win. “It is no coincidence that Charlie Crist´s law partner and biggest supporter, John Morgan, is financing medical marijuana,” said Gainesville-based GOP consultant Alex Patton. “It´s a plan.” Some Democrats, meanwhile, say

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