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turcopolier
Interests: History (all kinds), theology, literature, cowboy boots, the War Between the States, Norwich Terriers.
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Curtis I agree with the sainted TJ that the executive and legislative branches should determine the constitutionality of its actions. This is enforceable through impeachment and elections. pl
DC IMO Webb will stick with the Democrats but, I, too, would vote for him on either ticket. pl
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"We haven’t been perfect and from time to time, as with today, we have drifted to the fringes of allowing the very inequalities that our Constitution was supposed to prevent. Walk into some of our inner cities if you dare,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Curtis Ignorance is not the issue. civility is the issue. pl
GCP Watch elsewhere. I have dealt with people like you all my life both left and right. pl
basilisk Not on my watch pl
WRC Selective ENFORCEMENT, yes but not selective prosecution among those seemingly guilty of the same offense. pl
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"Sopko leads the office responsible for tracking down waste, fraud, and abuse in U.S.-backed projects and helping to reclaim misused taxpayer dollars.The United States has allocated more than $104 billion for reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, and President Obama's fiscal 2015... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Nancy K What, exactly (with numbers) did Reagan and Bush do that you are referring to? pl
Edward Amame In the penalty box for a typical New Yorker inability to be civil. BTW I am also in favor of limiting Congress to the enumerated powers in Article 1. Various presidents have encouraged them to break out of those restrictions. I am also not in favor of the judicial review power seized by SCOTUS in Marbury vs Madson. This power appears nowhere in the constitution and exists only because Jefferson negligently allowed the Supreme Court to take it in what he thought was a trivial matter. He was wrong. I am in favor of a smaller, weaker, federal government. pl
Dr. K. You are banned for personal insult, I.e., "ignorant."
bth That is the point of a US UW campaign. pl
DD That does not mean it was a good idea constitutionally. pl
Basilisk I am less doubtful. That is not what Pinkerton did. He added all the reports together and summed them up. pl
shege "...to select which cases his administration prosecutes." The government has an absolute power to decide to prosecute or not, but it ids also true that it is a violation of precedent for the government to engage in "selective prosecution." pl
jr786 Guerrilla armies in their varying echelons of organization vary widely in their levels of training and equipment. pl
GCP No. You don't understand. I oppose the extent of the the present power of the presidency and I don't care which party the president comes from. I would have been happy to see have seen any of the recent presidents have their ears pinned back over usurpation of power. pl
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"The Islamic State (Isis) has recruited an army hundreds of thousands strong, far larger than previous estimates by the CIA, according to a senior Kurdish leader. He said the ability of Isis to attack on many widely separated fronts in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"President Obama’s expected action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants, which could come as early as this week, will expand the authority of the executive branch into murky, uncharted territory. The path is built on the... Continue reading
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AKA I had long before stopped believing what people said about themselves (emic information). So, I was not surprised. pl
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Yemen as exemplar at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Peter C It's a commander's decision. In this case the governor is the commander. pl
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fred The ARNG of Missouri is part of the "organized militia" of the state. A state wide declaration is necessary to make all the Guard in the state available. pl
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All The governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency and placed the NG at the disposal of the St. Louis County police department in advance of the announcement of the grand jury decision on indictment. pl
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MartinJ When I was there Salih was in his 4th or 5th year in power and Yemeni oil was just a rumor among exploration companies that were trying to find oil in the east in an ambient situation that was tribally insecure (Sunni not Zeidi). At the same time Salih faced massive tribal hostility from the Hashid confederation north of Sanaa and the truly massive threat of the NDF insurgency. He coped with that well. pl
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MartinJ I would not for a moment dispute the thought of Salih double-dealing and lying his way out of almost any situation. when I lived there he routinely murdered any and all who opposed him including his own cabinet ministers if necessary. On the other hand I doubt that you will find anyone better with whom to replace him. It is that kind of place. Do you live in Sanaa or Aden? pl
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