As far as Sgt. Bergdahl is concerned, I think he should be given the benefit of doubt. We don’t know what he witnessed to make him walk off into the enemy territory. Some soldiers are more attuned to combat while others are less so. I feel that he was overcome by his experience.
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Ted Cruz has as much of a chance at winning the Presidency as Liberty University’s founder Jerry Falwell does in having a snowball fight where he currently is but anyone who knows anything about Republicans knows that to them, reality is just a liberal/socialist/anti-colonial plot.
“Ares, you are so cute! We love everything about you and the awesome wars you bring us, it’s like, so sweet and gets us so hot! All we can think about is Armageddon-it-on with you!”
This is a chilling event because these Republicans have demonstrated that they are willing do anything to obtain and to maintain power including undermining our constitutionally elected government as well as jeopardizing our international standing and national security.
I went to a church service last night on the anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March at a small AME congregation. Mostly black, mostly middle class farmers. The minister, part time, as he is a farmer too, spoke passionately of the zeal of those protestors who stood up against injustice and of the cause that they lifted up. BUT, he also challenged the congregation to do more than just recall….
This post is a rarity here at PlanetPOV, our posts always present original content but this remarkable episode of Vice reveals such a major breakthrough on the prospects of not treating but curing cancer, it deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.
According to Netanyahu, what’s best for “all of us”, is to not try to negotiate with Iran to stop them developing a nuclear weapon. So if they need to be stopped…and negotiating is foolish, what one path is left to stop them? War. And that’s all that Netanyahu really wants.
John Boehner and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week last week….to be followed by another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week this week…..Where’s the Love?
Many are wondering, should Netanyahu’s declarations be trusted? Thankfully, the diligent staff at PlanetPOV have assembled a list of Netanyahu’s top ten most vehement predictions so that readers can make up their own minds about this.
Racism blinds those who practice it. Republicans continue to chase after it with a mindless enthusiasm, not recognizing that it is actually a lemming leading them right off the edge of a political cliff.
Why not ship the oil to the nearest refinery and distribute it from there? We don’t need to put a pipeline across one of our biggest aquifers. Both North and South Dakota have refineries.
Unfortunately, since religion is such a minefield for politicians, Americans have become accustomed to disassociating religious extremists from their religion so as not to offend mainstream religious voters.
A lot of tough questions have to be addressed if we are to have a real conversation about race. And all of us have to face realities without excuses.
As a 21st Century Will Rogers, Stewart has spoken truth to those in power with an astoundingly consistent and brilliant wit and much to his own surprise, became the primary source of news for a generation.
Roy Moore’s resemblance to George Wallace is very striking. Both justified their hateful prejudices as moral and democratic imperatives, warned of terrible consequences from not sustaining their bigotry and both made sweeping, dictatorial-styled edicts.
Guys in Vietnam (I talk from experience about Nam) saw buddies wounded or killed. Many of us helped get them on choppers to get medical help. Most of us had to shoot enemy soldiers. Believe me that is not easy for some of us. I know it haunts me. It goes against human nature to kill other human beings. Oh, there are some people who like killing, no doubt. But I think most folks do not enjoy taking life from another human.