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Vetiver posted to the Political Asylum board. 4 hours ago

US launches Cyber attack on North Korea

With the US cyber security forces in taters, a clandestine attack was led by Lt. Col J. Doalittlebittoomuch with cyberbots launched from the USS Shangrila.

Honestly, NK has kidnapped folk from Japan, planted bombs on south Korean airliners, [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:56 PM

Re: Why Cops Deserve The Benefit Of The Doubt

No doubt being a cop is a tension filled job; you are frequently interacting with all sorts of miscreants with unknown intensions. That does not describe Eric Garner though. They knew exactly who he was and he was no threat to them. The cop's decided [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:27 PM

Re: Why Cops Deserve The Benefit Of The Doubt

The state trooper in SC deserves the benefit of the doubt. The Staten Island cop that choked a guy and then stood around watching him die... all on video for all to see... what doubt is there to give?

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:18 PM

Re: Why Cops Deserve The Benefit Of The Doubt

So, 2 questions follow. 1) why: a) because they never know when they will roll up on an armed criminal or b) because the people hate them. 2) what does "the benefit of the doubt" mean, everyone is innocent until proven guilty beyond a [more]

Sat Dec 20

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:24 PM

Re: McColluch: I'm not stupid

"Did he say WHICH witnesses were lying? This is one of those instance where people will hear what they want. "

Yes he did say which witnesses were lying. Specifically he referred to one that was obviously not there, changed [more]

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Vetiver posted to the Political Asylum board. 11:37 AM

McColluch: I'm not stupid

Interesting part starts at 8:51; He presented witnesses that were lying "No question about it..." quoting him.

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:15 AM

Re: Chris Rock: race, white progress, etc.

Interesting bit of trivia in the news, it seems before 1962 women were not allowed at the White House correspondents dinner... Helen Thomas (who died last year) changed that. Yesterday, at Obama's last presser of the year, he took questions from only [more]

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Vetiver posted to the Political Asylum board. 11:12 AM

Arguing with the Pope

Before Barney Frank held that district in Massachusetts, it was held by a Catholic priest, a Father Drinan. Father Drinan fell afoul of the then Pope as he would generally vote the way his district wanted, including support for abortion. So, Father [more]

Fri Dec 19

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:05 PM

Re: Since the democrats lost in 2014

"Kind of makes you wonder what they would have done if they won? "

There is negative momentum in politics. Loss spurs action and in competitive electorates, the losing side is more likely to win. Obamacare was stuck until [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:06 AM

Re: Chris Rock: race, white progress, etc.

"It needs to be pointed out to Chris Rock that it was white MEN - white women were property of their fathers and husbands too when slavery was legal. And we have plenty of women qualified to be president of any [more]

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Vetiver posted to the Political Asylum board. 12:21 AM

Since the democrats lost in 2014

o They've passed a budget with bocuou giveaways for various republican interests, but avoided a government shut down,

o Weakened banking regulation and allowed the big banks to blend $1.2 trillion in bad debts with their federally guaranteed [more]

Thu Dec 18

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Vetiver posted to the Political Asylum board. 10:10 PM

History not relived

A couple of decades ago, after a spate of cops killing unarmed Black folk, there was quite a bit of hub-bub about the subject. Not that these men were dead, not that the officers involved were never charged, but that the families of the dead men were [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:59 PM

Re: Wrongfully executed

Since 1973 150 people have been exonerated that were on death row and another 25 or so have been executed that are now regarded as probably innocent. As in this case there have been a number of posthumous exonerations for people that probably did not [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:39 PM

Re: Do Cuban American make the difference?

My bad, I said Guatemala not Nicaragua.

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:15 PM

Re: Do Cuban American make the difference?

"Time marches on. Grudge holders die."

Before Castro Cuba was a corrupt and repressive dictatorship managed for the benefit of the aristocracy. It was replaced by an inept repressive dictatorship managed for the benefit of [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:40 PM

Re: Jerry Brown vs Hillary

"My candidate of choice would be Elizabeth Warren- lacking executive experience, to be sure... but better than Hillary in terms of the ditches she's willing to die in. "

One of the things folk can't stand about Obama is one [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:16 AM

Re: Another white thug NOT killed

"Blacks commit 50% of all murders although they are 13% of the population."

Something north of 75% of all crime in the US is related to drugs: buying drugs, selling drugs, stealing drugs and territory from other drug [more]

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:12 AM

Re: Overlooked

I undersold. It seems the US got:

o the aid worker,

o the unknown US spy that was actually a Cuban citizen,

o 53 Cuban dissidents.

Cuba got:

o 3 spies that were fingered by the US spy, Cuban [more]

Wed Dec 17

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Vetiver replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:14 PM

Re: Who is this guy?

"...I don't know if, or who, the Dems will have for a candidate, and I can't see voting for Hillary. Two terms for Clintons is enough. (Who does she think she is, Isabel Peron?)"

Here is an interesting chart [more]

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Vetiver posted to the Political Asylum board. 6:19 PM

Overlooked

The US got two people back today, not just the one on TV. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/cuba-releasing-us-s...

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