Extremists of any religion are the downfall of their religion. Those extremists hurt people of their religion and others as well. For proof, you need look no further than the Muslim extremists killing indiscriminately which gives Islam a black eye or worse. Of course Christianity has those vile "Westboro Baptist" extremists. They don't like anyone. Seem to hate other religions and soldiers and just about everyone. There are examples of extremists in most all religions.
Cuba and the US have had a long history of adversarial relations. Yet we have diplomatic relations with Vietnam. Cuba didn't kill 50,000 Americans, but we have ostracized Cuba! Why? Why have we not done what President Obama has just done long ago?
In the end, no one can maintain their power because of the inverse property of power, every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. And that is our eternal job as the majority of human beings on this planet, to be that equal and opposite reaction to those who accumulate power and use it to gratify themselves at the expense of the lives and well being of others.
Republicans argued that the information in the Spanish Inquisition Torture Report was faulty, claiming that there was no torture but just "enhanced inquisitional procedures".
What we know confidently now is that torture did take place under the Bush Administration by the CIA, that it didn't work or help keep Americans safe, that it permanently undermined our nation's moral authority in the world and that there is absolutely no regret or apology from those who oversaw and committed it.
It is one thing to be a black man and fear the police but it is another more intimidating thing to see the justice system protect and insulate the police from any harm when they murder unarmed black men.
Republicans have every right to claim that the election was a statement of support for them and a rejection of Obama...the Supreme Court has already ruled that lying is protected under the 1st Amendment and all that Republicans are trying to do is strengthen the 1st Amendment.
It is a tradition in my family to go around the Thanksgiving dinner table and ask who covered the dog in hair gel and sculpted her fur into a swear word. After that, we go around the table and share with each other those things in life that each of us are grateful for.
When the veterans who served their country are retired after 3 or more years of service, they are excellent possible employees for some business.
We shall see what decision was reached and what the reaction is. Your thoughts and comments are invited and welcome here, before, during and after the decision is announced.