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#1 Gandu

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Posted 17 February 2003 - 05:59 PM

In April, the president wanted a "Marshall Plan" for Afghanistan. This budget cycle, he requested exactly zero dollars for it.


http://www.thenation...dex.mhtml?bid=6

The Taleban have moved to washinton.

When the attorney general spent $8,000 for a blue curtain to cover a bare-breasted sculpture at the Justice Department, that was silly. Seems the anointed one, John Ashcroft, didn't like giving press conferences in front of naked statues. But how much creepier is it to see a painting by Pablo Picasso that has been at the entrance to the UN Security Council for years draped by a similar blue-pencil curtain? Picasso's "Guernica" depicts women and children crying and running as bombs drop from the sky. It seems someone at the United Nations was worried Colin Powell or another top U.S. official would arrive to pitch a war, and find themselves filmed in front of a powerful statement of the horrors of such a war. Or perhaps the White House didn't want less-****sure Security Council members walking past a reminder of war's hell. That would be consistent with the censorship on national television, the squelching of anti-war poets, the muzzling of top minds at the CIA and the FBI who aren't convinced of a link between Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups, the president's distortion of the findings of UN weapons inspectors, etc. Whatever one thinks of the case for war with Iraq, one has to be appalled at the way the opposing arguments have been cast into Orwell's Memory Hole.



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#2 Gandu

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Posted 17 February 2003 - 06:11 PM

Originally posted by ImperalistSwine
We'll know if he is right after Saddam is removed. Watch what we do, not what we say.




Does this count?

Okay we wont start watching just yet.

HAHAHAHAHA
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#3 Gandu

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Posted 17 February 2003 - 08:13 PM

A small Times
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Posted 18 February 2003 - 04:04 PM

do you think we give a shit ?
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#5 Gandu

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 09:32 PM

They are expecting a bumper harvest already, minor problem with the Iranians sending in more water so it might not be as good as possible. Still a great achievemnt to go from under 500 tons to over 5000 in an year.

Thats high tech. Maybe even GM :D
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#6 obmar

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 01:48 PM

This is the best way
to kill without killing
to murder without murdering
to terrorise without terrorizing....


Promise then leave.:mad:
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#7 obmar

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 01:50 PM

Leaving Afghan in the current state is only to create
another killing fields akin CAmbodia
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#8 Gandu

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 05:21 PM

Bush's 2003 budget & proposals 2004

From the ABC NewsNote.

The Washington Post 's Weisman reports, "President Bush will sign legislation this week setting a 2003 budget that raises federal spending by 7.8 percent over last year, capping a remarkable two years in which the federal budget increased by 22 percent."

"Although Bush has made controlling spending a recurring theme in recent months, the $791.5 billion spending bill for 2003 that he plans to approve by Thursday night will be one for the record books."

Whole Story:
http://www.washingto...-2003Feb18.html

Bush's 2004 Budget Proposes More Fees
Users to Pay More if Hill Accepts Plan

By Christopher Lee
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 19, 2003; Page A27

If President Bush has his way, some veterans soon will pay more for health care, meatpackers will have to fork over more for government inspections, and visitors could encounter recreation fees at more national parks and forests.

It is all part of a White House plan to increase revenue by billions of dollars next fiscal year through new and higher user fees. Such charges -- generated by services the government provides and the businesses it regulates -- would pull in $176.3 billion under Bush's 2004 budget, an increase of $5.9 billion from this year's estimated receipts.

Whole Story:
http://www.washingto...-2003Feb18.html
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#9 Gandu

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 08:19 PM

No that is not a thoughtful article for the peacenicks,

THIS IS!


http://www.senate.go..._cdc1995letter. html

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http://www.whitehous...print/budx.html
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#10 obmar

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 02:03 AM

It will like that you promised life but you gave death instead.


I am anti american? What do you then call the so many in this forum?
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#11 Gandu

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 02:53 AM

Hey I know you are not anti-american, but if you are not sucking their tit and paying tribute you obviously do not support them and are anti-american.

yea an oximoron from the defenders of the good and decent.
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#12 Gandu

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 03:38 PM

Saving the afgans and rebuilding the country to give them a better future.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
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#13 uglybastard

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 03:51 PM

Gandu, your propaganda is flawed.

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According to Bush administration budget figures, the sum total of all US foreign aid programs in Afghanistan will be $650 million.

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And that doesn't include aid from other countries.

You can find out more about US aid to Afghanistan here.
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#14 Gandu

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Posted 21 February 2003 - 12:33 AM

Gee I don't see that figure in the budget. Guess he is going to use the magic wand and make it happen.

And if you are saying the White-horse budget document is propaganda well, I suppose it is.

So where is the money coming from?
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#15 American Pikle

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 09:12 PM

No shit, thats a lot of money.
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