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Ted180 Post time: 2015-4-10 06:09
Take a good look at what President Obama is trying. He does not march to the tune of the rich. Why d ...

I had great hope for Obama, since he is from my hometown.
(I even met him once)
But the more I see...
the more I realize he is just another tool for the rich.
All the promises he made on the campain trail came to nothing.

End to the lobby (it has grown)
Bring Wallstreet execs to justice (never happened)
Transparacy (don't think so)
Whistle blowers ( Look at Snowden and he has used the  espionage act more than all other administrations)

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JFenix Post time: 2015-4-9 18:07
The humanitarian lip service that politicians give is really a reflection on the society they repr ...

Perhaps you are too young to have been aware of the very real brutalities that took place in the USSR and its satellites under the "name" of communism. I can see much value in some aspects of true Marxism; and what happened in the USSR was NOT true Marxism. And, I think you are overdoing your criticism of the US government and political system. I'm on the "left", myself and not an American. But I see the US in a more positive light despite its current failings. On this site, you are interacting with a large proportion of bloggers who have a jealous, uninformed and irrational hatred of your country.
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This post was edited by Ted180 at 2015-4-10 19:13
UYA Post time: 2015-4-9 21:18
I had great hope for Obama, since he is from my hometown.
(I even met him once)
But the more I see ...

The main reason so many of his promises failed to come-true is the dogged opposition of the unprincipled elements among the rich (there are principled elements too). You should not give-up so easily. PS: Indeed, look at Snowden. Instead of taking his protests through proper channels, he was careless about avoiding intelligence harm to his country, and broke the law. That is not an exampled of principled democratic opposition.
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seneca Post time: 2015-4-12 21:12
Thats an unfair and insensible comment: this is how self-righteous posters stifle any dialogue.  ...

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UYA Post time: 2015-4-9 20:55
Ok...
I get it, you hate China.
No need to keep posting here if you have nothing constructive to a ...
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He wasn't replying to you with that comment but I can easily see why you thought he was. It fits you perfectly.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Ted180 Post time: 2015-4-11 08:09
The main reason so many of his promises failed to come-true is the dogged opposition of the unprinc ...

He did try.
You should also look at others who tried to shed light about the NSA.
Kirk Wiebe NSA
Dian Roark House Intel Cmte
Tom Drake Senior Exec NSA
Thomas Tamm Justice Dept.
Edward Loomis NSA
William Binney NSA
Jack Goldsmith Office of legal Counsel

Snowden watched how the government went after these people and knew he had to find another way to get the word out.

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Ted180 Post time: 2015-4-11 08:09
The main reason so many of his promises failed to come-true is the dogged opposition of the unprinc ...

He did try.
You should also look at others who tried to shed light about the NSA.
Kirk Wiebe NSA
Dian Roark House Intel Cmte
Tom Drake Senior Exec NSA
Thomas Tamm Justice Dept.
Edward Loomis NSA
William Binney NSA
Jack Goldsmith Office of legal Counsel

Snowden watched how the government went after these people and knew he had to find another way to get the word out.

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Ted180 Post time: 2015-4-11 08:09
The main reason so many of his promises failed to come-true is the dogged opposition of the unprinc ...

He did try.
You should also look at others who tried to shed light about the NSA.
Kirk Wiebe NSA
Dian Roark House Intel Cmte
Tom Drake Senior Exec NSA
Thomas Tamm Justice Dept.
Edward Loomis NSA
William Binney NSA
Jack Goldsmith Office of legal Counsel

Snowden watched how the government went after these people and knew he had to find another way to get the word out.

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