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Is everyone really a Racist? ]
Posted: jeyates @ April/14/2014 14:23
 

Is everyone really a Racist that has policy differences, or points out the foibles and/or inaccurate information espoused by the President and the Attorney General?

On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions.

“This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said

“My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to hold the jobs that they hold.”

 “To those two men, race has been both a shield and a sword that they have used effectively to defend themselves and attack others,” Hume continued. “It is depressing at this stage in our national life, after all we’ve been through on this issue and given the overwhelming consensus of civil rights, that this stuff is still going on.”

Brit Hume – 4/13/2014

      -Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalist (2003)

      -Emmy Award for coverage of the Gulf War (1991)

      -American Journalism Review "Best in the Business" award (twice) for White House coverage

      -Twenty three years he was a correspondent for ABC News, including as Chief White House Correspondent.

 

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Slaughtered in the Ukraine ]
Posted: jeyates @ February/26/2014 22:43
 

Historically various Russian Governments have slaughtered millions and millions in the Ukraine. All we can do is try raised the conciseness of American Citizens and our Friends around the Globe in the hope that international public opinion can thwart further blood shed.
Once the Olympics closes Putin likely will move against the Ukrainian protesters. At the vary least there is no way he will give up the Russian Naval Bases on the Black Sea cost.

The Ukrainians get it and deserve, at the very least, our public support.

 Odessa is beautiful and with a very different historical cultural from the Eastern, Russian dominated, Ukraine. Their cultural roots are the inspiration for the youth movement of today and the root of the protest. Their passion and their willingness to die for a more democratic government should be lauded.  Their western culture evolved from the Hapsburgs and hence the vast difference between they and the East, Russian inhabited, Ukraine.  And -- they have a hell of a lot more in common with the friendly, artistic Viennese than corrupt totalitarian Moscow. And they still believe that US democracy is to be emulated (Pity so many in our country are hell bent on destroying ours).

  Of course ours is not perfect.  But we are a lot more perfect than current governments in the Ukraine, Russia or Argentina where protesters, still view our form of government, naively perhaps, as a panacea.

The Ukrainians get it.  All change comes at a price -- and with disappointment and ongoing struggle. 

 

The following is a dialog between a friend in Odessa and me.  Her web site went Black after her January 30, 2014 message.

Me

January 22

Inna How are you and your family? Our News is reporting a lot of unrest in the Ukraine. Best wishes and regards, Jer

January 22

 1/22, 4:14pm

Inna (redacted)

Hello, Jer, Thank you, I and my family are well. In our city situation is relatively quiet. But, yes, in my country for two last months it's confrontation people and government. I support and worry about all those people who are protesting against the government. Because our government is really criminals in power. And many, many people worry, all who are not indifferent to the fate of the country. We do not know how this will end, but really is fear for the future. Today unfortunately already there are people, who are died in Kiev, they was killed..

Thank you again, Jer, my sincere thanks for your friendly concern and for your wishes. My best, best wishes for you and your family. Sincerely, Inna

 January 23

 

1/23, 12:04am

Me

Inna My Hopes and payers for you and the good citizens of Ukraine get a much better Government and peaceful life. We have our problems here – but not the nearly the trauma and political crime and corruption you live with.

Best Regards, Jer

January 30

1/30, 2:29am

Inna (redacted)

Hello, Jer! Thank you very much for the link, I will watch this movie tonight. Thanks for your support, for your kind words. Yes, now the prime minister and cabinet resigned, but still not all so good. Many say that it may just be a crafty move to prolong the time and since we now have all the power in the hands of one person - the president, he can change everything again at any time. We will know that there is at least a small victory, only then, when we get back to the constitution of 2004, which was amended in 2010 by Yanukovych. When our country will once again be a parliamentary-presidential, then only will the hope that all will be well. Now still people are persecuted, imprisoned, plagued people, many people disappear and can not be found, etc. When I read or watch the news, what is happening in our country, it is so scary, it looks as if we are back in Stalin's times..

I read that you recently lost your dog.. I'm very, very sorry for that. I hope she lived a wonderful life in a loving family, and now she's really in Heaven.

Thank you again for everything, my dear friend. I wish you a nice and beautiful day. Regards and best, best wishes for you and your wonderful family, Inna

 

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Companies hiring Vets ]
Posted: jeyates @ January/21/2014 13:37
http://video.foxnews.com/v/3084784704001/top-5-companies-vet erans-hiring-this-week/#sp=show-clips
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