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  • AdLib : Same here, this was a great edition tonight!

  • javaz : Fun times, and great broadening my thinking! Thank you!

  • PatsyT : Thanks AdLib

  • AdLib : Well…looks like it’s time to wrap Vox Populi for the night! The conversation continues at the AfterChat post, click here to go there: «link»

  • AdLib : Education, opportunity, a more equitable economy, the same things drive kids to gangs as drive kids to being terrorists.

  • javaz : They are having a civil war, and there’s nothing civil about it, in Mexico. And it is filtering over here, and we’ve got to somehow stop it, don’t you think? It’s a very dangerous game and it’s not like we don’t have enough to worry about, but they know that, and that’s why I so hope someone is on the ball.

  • PatsyT : Education could go a long way to combat the drug stuff

  • javaz : AdLib, yes, it’s for the money for either drugs or buying weapons.

  • AdLib : Night Boomer! And yum, pizza!

  • AdLib : javaz – Yes there are gangs and addressing gangs is a more complicated and systemic problem. But what allows them to grow and thrive is drug money. Cut that and you blunt their power and growth.

  • PatsyT : Boomer next time use a napkin :-)

  • javaz : Good Night Boomer! It was so wonderful to see you again!

  • boomer1949 : Pizza is on me!

  • boomer1949 : Okay everyone, I turn into a pumpkin in less than ten minutes. I so dislike the differences in our time zones. Will see everyone tomorrow and for sure on Sunday.

  • PatsyT : Cages we don’t need no stinken cages !

  • javaz : AdLib, I so agree with you, but it goes even deeper than that. The criminal element kidnaps Mexican family members from here, be they legal or not, and it’s awful. Don’t you have that in California?

  • AdLib : Boomer – I see Obama as more of a moderate who was trying to work with corporations like Pharma and the Insurance Co.s instead of accepting that they are not good citizens who would ever work in good faith. I see corporations as wild animals that need to be caged to a degree or they will eventually devour you…and one shouldn’t take promises from wild animals as a reason to let them loose.

  • PatsyT : Javez That is so important to shine a light on Mexico –

  • AdLib : javaz – You are so right, Mexico is a powderkeg. As I’ve said before, the quickest and smartest thing we could do to instantly cut the finances sharply for the drug rings is legalize pot. SOmeone mentioned here at The Planet that it accounts for around 70% of their income. Without money, their power would be slashed.

  • boomer1949 : TRP — poof poof!

  • boomer1949 : I believe our President is and always has been a populist fighter. I’m not saying he wasn’t being courted to be otherwise, but I’m saying that maybe he listened to all of our ramblings and emails and noisemaking. You know? GWB was on autopilot with a puppet master up his ass. Mr. Obama has more brains, common sense, and a clue.

  • AdLib : Patsy – I think the banks holding back lending works for them in many ways, they can show higher assets to offset the losses they ahve and the losses they are no doubt continuing to hide. And it helps them keep the recovery from helping Americans and Obama, giving them more power.

  • PatsyT : Nighty Night TRP

  • KQuark : Adlib it never amazes me how short people’s memories are in this country.

  • javaz : KQ, another thing the Mexican drug cartels do is target homeowners of any race and creed that they know have guns. They break into homes and steal guns to sell on the black market, and seriously, Mexico is a problem that we are going to have to deal with. Cher did an article about it, but it’s the violence and inhumane treatment of their targets. We, the USA, we are going to have to somehow deal with that violence south of the border.

  • PatsyT : Hey AdLib how about the one that says – Banks are holding back funds to smaller banks to try to put Obama in bad shape – Said on the Ed Show this week

  • AdLib : Remember the simpler times when our biggest worries were whether our president lied about a blow job?

  • KQuark : Some sciency types are the funniest people I know. I’ll take a mad scientist over a bloody stiff suit banker any day.

  • TheRarestPatriot : ~poof~

  • AdLib : Thanks TRP! Have a nice evening!

  • TheRarestPatriot : Gonna take a powder all…need to rest for a bit…great Vox…thanks all

  • KQuark : javaz to me home invasion is the most abhorrent of crimes. We have that problem in the Atlanta area but thankfully not in my town.

  • boomer1949 : AdLib,

  • TheRarestPatriot : I’ve had WAY too much cough medicine…woooo ~~~~

  • boomer1949 : I have a friend whose brother is a DEA Agent on the border in Southern CA.

  • AdLib : SOmeone ridiculous posted on Huffy today, can’t remember but I thought it was absurd.

  • PatsyT : KQ no fair your math/science guys are not supposed to be so funny :-)

  • javaz : KQ, you know what’s a shame about Mexico? It’s so beautiful and if it weren’t for all the drug cartels and gangs and corruption, that they could take advantage of that. It freaks me out, because we have lots of home invasions, they target Mexicans living here, but there are times that they get the wrong house.

  • KQuark : They all act like they are experts when they don’t know shit.

  • TheRarestPatriot : I don’t think alot of those A-listers have gotten it yet…