Nirek

Proud progressive Vietnam Vet against WAR! Can't stomach chickenhawks.
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Lobbyists…Good or Bad?

Today, a citizen concerned about an issue can't get a word in sideways because "Citizens United" made it legal for those with great wealth and corporations to literally buy a politician.

“News Media” Tries To Influence Us Instead Of Inform Us.

It used to be that we could trust the news reporter to do the right thing. Not so today. They toe the corporate line. Twist the news stories to fit their agenda. They have all the republican candidates on and ask them soft questions and allow them to say whatever they want.

WAR

The republicans hurry to war but refuse to care for the veterans their war created. With that in mind, I believe that more veterans than ever are going to vote for a Democrat who is against senseless WAR! Bernie Sanders has been against all our wars since he has been a Rep. or Senator. Nearly all the GOP candidates are in favor of said wars. They even want to start another with Iran.

Senator Bernie Sanders For President!

Bernie has always said he is a "socialist" with a small "s", which means he cares about all Americans. He wants everyone to have equal rights, equal chance to succeed, and equal pay for equal work. So many times I see where he is called a "communist" but he believes in democracy with a twist of socialism.

Okay, I Know I’ve Talked About This Before.

We are running on borrowed time, folks. Every country needs to do all it can to lessen their effects on our environment.Every person should do all he or she can to cut their own carbon footprint. To speak out against polluters. To encourage others to take action. If we don't start now our children and theirs will not enjoy the wonderful things that nature has to offer. The beauty of forests, lakes, rivers,and all the other resourses nature has given us.

Sgt. Bergdahl

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.

Hate Crime or Not? You Tell Me

My question is; Is it a hate crime for Republicans in Congress to obstructing and disrupting the Congress because they hate the President?

Pipeline, Who Needs One?

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.

Part Two Of The Life Of A Draftee

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.

NFL, A Nonprofit?

          I enjoyed the super Bowl, Patriots are my team. I like football as a sport. However I can't understand how the NFL can accept corporate welfare? How can a...