Can anyone explain this
October 11, 2008 at 1:26 pm
sorry no info
AnonymousOctober 11, 2008 at 2:30 pm
I don’t know.
5 years ago North Korea was part of the axis of evil & we were all told to be afraid of them. And now we are being told to not fear them & to trust them. Honestly, it sounds like someone is messing with my mind.
Either 5 years ago they weren’t as scary as they were made out to be or now they are so good at being deceptive they’ve fooled those who are in charge.
I don’t know what to make of these developments just yet.
AnonymousOctober 11, 2008 at 5:23 pm
Very good explanation! There is North Korea and South Korea. My father fought in the Korean War and was one of the first to go in and got ambushed while trying to make land. My father was captured and stayed a POW in Korea for 29 1/2 months. South Korea and the US have had decent relations but North Korea is part of a Communist Country. They are also Allies of China. China and North Korea back then stuck together and were Allies. The Korean War lost thousands of Military Soldiers. It was a pretty bad war. In fact, the second Nuclear Bomb was getting ready to be ordered when Korea decided to make an agreement with the US.
Because we had some power with the Nuclear Bomb back then it was much easier to win a war. Now China has several Nuclear Bombs, Russia and many other countries.
Korea right now know’s it holds an upper hand again the US. We can’t be in Afghanistan, Iraq and then have a battle with them too! They know that and that is why North Korea took advantage of our situation. The US Government knows we can’t handle the entire world right now. We are too busy in the Middle East an really can’t financially battle another War.
We have Iran and Korea wanting Nuclear. Right now our biggest threat is Iran building it’s Nuclear facility. We have to make peace with one so they will be on our side with Iran!
I do agree that I think this is a dangerous situation but the US is in a rock and hard place right now. We can’t battle Russia, Korea and have Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan too! We go after Korea, we will then have China on our butts along with several other countries behind them.
The Bush Administration though as far as I am concerned has been one of the most highest spending , irresponsible political parties I have ever seen. Making some of the worst decisions in history! Anybody that get’s into office now is going to be better than what we have had in 8 years.
Ever notice how Collin Powell, Tom Ridge and Janet Reno all decided to retire a few years back. They certainly knew something we didn’t know and got out while they could. They had a good reputation and wanted to go out keeping that! I don’t blame them either!
The republican party got our country in a mess and I won’t vote republican right now no matter what! I still say Bush and the mess up with votes in Florida was crooked. Al Gore won that election! But something happened. And I have a feeling this next election we may see problems again!
AnonymousOctober 11, 2008 at 7:10 pm
ive come to the conclusion that i am unable to make a true educated decision about this stuff. the politicians will never tell us the truth about these issues. they will only tell us what they want us to hear, so we will support their decisions. it seems to me that it is our right to know the truth, but im afraid that will never happen.
AnonymousOctober 12, 2008 at 4:30 am
Having lived on military bases and hearing things through the media and then finding out how much is red lined by the government that does not get to be told to the public makes me angry and not able to believe what is said because if it is something negative I know it is only about 1/3 of what is really happening. It is politics and they decide what and when and how much to tell us, the public. I only hope that changes with new administration but I doubt it. This is a wait and see situation unfortunately!
AnonymousOctober 13, 2008 at 5:38 am
My husband and I were watching TV last night about families building bomb shelters because of our nuclear threats and I just got interested about looking it up to see what something like that would cost. But the article I read was very interesting.
Here is the web site:
Told alot of stuff about what to expect with a nuclear bomb explosion. Really scary stuff but something we really all should know about and so many of us are not prepared for this situation because the bomb shelter is something the US Stopped building years and years ago!
AnonymousOctober 13, 2008 at 7:57 am
i remember quite some time ago hearing how saddam hussein had the people of his country brainwashed, telling them so many lies about the war that they believed they were winning and the usa was losing and doing lots of horrible things. i remember thinking how naive those people were, to believe his lies and how unfortunate it was that they were not told the truth. then it dawned on me that we are in the same situation, as far as lying goes. dont know why, but that thought was a big eye-opener for me.
i love our country and wouldnt ever want to be anywhere else. love our soldiers support every situation they find themselves in. but i feel embarassed sometimes of our leader, when he makes shady decisions, and when i think he’s lying. i get mad when they say things that arent true, twist things around, etc. i feel like they think average americans are stupid and naive or something.
not to offend any mc cain supporters, but he said something that absolutely offended me. everyone knows about it and may have different opinions, which is fine wiht me, but it seems so obvious that he was bs-ing us americans. im talking about the comment he made about the economy’s fundamentals being strong, then said we are in an economic crisis, then obama pointed out the contradiction and mc cain came up with that twisted version of reality. offended that he thinks we are so naive and stupid that we will fall for that nonsense. that is the kind of thing that makes me lose trust for our leaders. sure he’s a good man but that was rediculous.
atleast we have our freedom:D as aggravating as the political b.s. can be, im just happy that i can feel safe in my own skin, and with the words i choose to speak. we are blessed.
October 13, 2008 at 1:25 pm
Jamie, something inside tells me he really did intend on saying it as we the Americans and our fundamentals of technologic capabilities etc. are strong. I think he just does not articulate very well. I am more upset that he (McCain) promotes smaller gov and still joined in with the bail out plan. It’s kind of weird, McCain wants to distance himself from Bush, (who wouldn’t), but is connected by a party affiliation. If he were to have run as an independent he truly would not have had a chance. He would need to figure out in Wednesday’s debate how to eloquently point out the connection between Acorn, Obama and the voter fraud, he would need to come up with concrete ideas on how to lead us out of this war and economic turmoil. Not just tell he knows how to. Both parties tell us they know how to but they never really lay out anything without a spin. At this point, I really don’t even care who wins because they all say one thing and do another. I think Obama probably will win. If his ideas work better to make our country and economy stronger, both now and in the future. I will be the first to say awesome job. If he fails, he will be added to the long list of presidential failures. Either vote is a crap shoot at this point, who knows what can be done in light of the economic crisis. the crisis is not even behaving like a typical cyclical cycle. it is not doing what history says it should. Nothing is predictable or plausible anymore. The only thing I do know is that I intend to exersize my right to vote in honor of those who fought to have that right and I will support whomever wins. If we all could do that even if it is not our choice, we might have a chance of figuring things out.
AnonymousOctober 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm
Personally! I think Obama will actually turn out to be a decent President! He is a very intelligent man and seems to be doing alot of homework and thinking. His srategies seem to be on the right track!
I think after they saw Wall Street almost crumble last week, they know now they better shape up or ship out. Now if they don’t get greedy on Oil. We might just see our world get better economy wise! A little too late for many American’s that already lost what they had.
October 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm
Obama was not thinking things all of the way through. He was counting on oil industry taxes to account for the additional trillion spending. Now that oil has dropped dramatically, perhaps still may drop, that windfall no longer exists. Where will he get the money from now. I must say something that is of great importance to me is health isues. I DID like what Obama said about getting rid of the pre- existing clause insurance companies hold over us. Don’t get me wrong, both have ideas that I think are worthwhile, let’s mush them together!! But I think you know who I am for. That is the beauty of it we can choose. How fortunate we are, no matter which candidate wins, we have a voice.
AnonymousOctober 14, 2008 at 7:54 am
Obama and his socialist ties, McCain and his vage answers, and his political choise for a women running mate. Both scare me. The next pres must be able to restore confidence!!!! Gov run heath ins, we will most need to purchase a rider or supplemental ins if it goesthat way. Is the market rebound just the bounce of a dead cat?. Is this the showing of a one world gov. It apears to be with a one world monetary system heading our way.Bible profecy says the economy will collapse in a span of 1 hour ,or 1/2 hour ,cant remember, whitch one. We live in scary times.. God is in control ,and we will see some spectacular things happen ,I am sure of that..
Breaking news… just heard Obama wants to mail out tax cut…….wonder if cigaretes will come in the mail also.
October 14, 2008 at 11:35 am
Someone needs to stimulate their brains. Where are they going to get the money for that package? Us! How irresponsible, tell us to cut back, give us money and tell us to spend it so it LOOKS like the economy is doing better. Which is it boys! I think we just better get our heads out of the sand and act responsibly for ourselves. Keep the pseudo checks for the gas bill this winter, pay off some of the credit card bill. God help us all!!
AnonymousOctober 14, 2008 at 11:39 am
all of you have good points. and like someone here said – the beauty in this is that we all have a choice to vote for whoever we wish.
im sure that if the media didnt play this game in the manner in which they do, then both men would look like better candidates. i think one reason we have less respect for our leaders these days is because we are exposed to so much from the media, the lies, the game-playing, and the deception. im young, so i obviously wasnt around when say, roosevelt came along. i cant help but wonder if the love for our government was stronger back then because our leaders were shown respect and not made fun of and smeared all over the media. just a thought.
i think im different than many young people, maybe, because i think our leaders should be respected. im not talking about kissing their hineys, just shown more respect than they get today. i dont see how it does our citizens any good to make fun of their leader and hang his (personal) dirty laundry out for everyone to see. if it is news that affects the us, then we deserve to know, but i have no interest in knowing who is hiding under whose desk, or whose pastor is too opinionated. i dont think it is my business to know how many homes mccain has, when im not paying for them.
sorry if im rambling. i just dont see how anyone expects the world to show our leaders respect when our media throws them under the bus.
AnonymousOctober 14, 2008 at 12:53 pm
I wish that they’d have spent more than the last month discussing their health plans. Nope, they spent too many months attacking, an very little time on the important issues (health, social security, etc).
And I wish voting was today so we could move on and get back to our lives as I am tired of the mailings and phone calls.
AnonymousOctober 15, 2008 at 12:45 am
im with you kristin! let me vote already:rolleyes: this campaign is just getting uglier by the day.
this is what i want to hear about:
i have to vent one little frustration, if you dont mind. I heard this lady call in to the tv station today and say that she has been of a certain party her entire life and was going to vote for that party, until this week. this week she decided to vote for the other candidate only because hollywood is trashing them so badly. hmmmm? im always for the underdog, whether they have skill or not, but this is a whole ‘nuther ball game!
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