Up for Debate: Stepping up in Syria

Monday, April 2, 2012 at 12:45am

It appears the United States, as well as other countries, are stepping up efforts to intervene in the fighting in Syria. While some nations are pledging money for opposition fighters, U.S. officials have agreed to supply communications equipment to the rebels, according to a New York Times Sunday. How do you feel about that move by President Barack Obama and his administration? How far should the U.S. go to intervene?

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63 Comments on this post:

By: brrrrk on 4/2/12 at 1:58

Captain Nemo, the correct term these days is "tolerance challenged"....

By: yogiman on 4/2/12 at 2:12


Feel free to think what you want. You can love Barry all you wish.

It told of Zimmerman seeing a stranger in the neighborhood and followed him as an "in-house" security patrol.

None of us was there as an eye witness. We don't know what happened except what we have heard, and we don't know if they were lying or presenting facts.

It was reported Zimmerman had lost Marton and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon came at him from behind. What happened? Did he turn around to see what was going on and got a punch on the nose, or did Martin grab him by the shoulder and sp;in him around and hit him before he could gain his balance?

If that one blow put him on the ground, the boy apparently jumped on him and started bashing his head in the ground. It has mentioned the back of his shirt with green grass stains. It also said Martin was bashing his head on the sidewalk. That's possible if he was laying with his body in the grass and his head over the sidewalk.

Have you wondered why Martin's picture was shown as a cute little 12 year old boy instead of a 17 year old young man? But they showed Zimmerman as an offensive 28 year old offensive looking man looking like a criminal?

But we don't know, dol we?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/2/12 at 2:13

That is too nice for a racist, brrrk. She and her puppy dog yogi are under the couch heel biting Chihuahuas. If it looks and quakes like a duck it is a duck. If it acts and talks like a racist it is a racist.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/2/12 at 2:25

By: yogiman on 4/2/12 at 3:12

None of us was there as an eye witness. We don't know what happened except what we have heard, and we don't know if they were lying or presenting facts.

"It was reported Zimmerman had lost (Marton)"...

"But we don't know, (dol) we?"

Have you ever noticed that when yogi start to make things up or gets his lies confused he starts to misspell simple words. His rants become even more chaotic, then his normal angry outburst.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/2/12 at 2:27

Now back to the subject, Ben. No matter what Obama’s does or doesn’t’ do you will disapprove no matter what.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/2/12 at 2:38

Waited long enough for yogi's come back. I got to go, so you can come back now yogi.

By: acluu on 4/2/12 at 5:15

To yogiman,

This past Saturday, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's team of investigating detectives held a second press conference to try and get the word out about their findings. There is a massive media blackout on this information that appears to be more extensive and powerful than anything we have seen before. Only World Net Daily and InforWars are carrying the ball so far on this one.

Since the ALIPAC Action Network has proven successful at breaking through these media blockades before, we want all of you to know about the astounding and historic details of this investigation. We may take further steps to help the national media do its job correctly and we want you to be aware and prepared.

Dictator Barack Obama has created his own unlawful form of Amnesty via executive memo, has been caught using our tax monies to buy assault rifles for the illegal alien and drug smuggling crime gangs, and now it appears his documents are forged and his records are missing.

Please educate yourself and others about these law enforcement findings at this link....


By: BenDover on 4/2/12 at 5:37

Yeah nemo but it's a pretty good balance to the City Paper sycophants who plan to rubber-stamp another 4 years of $1,000,000,000,000+ a year over the deficit trend-line and a huge long-term expansion of the scope and cost of the federal government monster.

By: yogiman on 4/2/12 at 6:26

Interesting, acluu,

Here's a couple I've given before but you may not have seen.


It's about Obama talking to a group. The other spells it out with Bill Clinton.


The biggest question is why did Congress allow it to happen and why are the allowing it to continue? It looks like they are all in the middle of it with him.

By: acluu on 4/2/12 at 7:01

"The biggest question is why did Congress allow it to happen and why are the allowing it to continue? It looks like they are all in the middle of it with him".

The same reason why they will eventually arrest Mr.Zimmerman.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/2/12 at 7:16

From far away comes more right-wing fringe paranoia. Keep it up boys. The men in white coats are coming to take you away.

By: yogiman on 4/2/12 at 7:38

Wonder what the reaction would have been if they were both of the same race? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

It also makes should make you wonder why the only time Obama puts his foot in his mouth is when the victim is a black person.

By: Loner on 4/2/12 at 7:53

Evening wrap-up:

I had a busy day, I cut out soon after my 9:21 post. Three teeth filled today...Monday protest gig....and then pot luck supper at the UU church in Albion....no time to post, until now.

Checking the News....a gunman shoots up a Christian college in California, 7 dead...apparently he was a former student...another gunpowder ministry?

And also in California today:

California marijuana cultivation school raided


OAKLAND, California (REUTERS) - Federal agents on Monday raided a cannabis cultivation school widely known as the 'Princeton of Pot' and the 'Harvard of Hemp', a US marshal on the scene said, as the government pressed its clamp-down on medical marijuana.

The raid by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and US Marshals Service followed a report in the Sacramento Bee last month that enrolment at Oaksterdam University in Oakland has declined sharply since the federal government began a crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries.



Looks like madness struck in the Golden State today....a Christian fanatic goes berserk....and federal agents bust a major medical marijuana R&D center....Individual madness and government reefer madness in the 21st century...under a Democratic "liberal" POTUS....it's incredible.

Obama is so confident of locking up votes from folks like myself that he thinks he can flagrantly crack down on medical marijuana and still earn my vote....the man is a friggin' reneger. Ironically, Rev. Pat Roberston has recently come out on favor of legalizing Cannabis....but our "uber-liberal" president is acting like Tricky Dick Nixon, when he tried to stamp out Cannabis, back in the 60's and 70's.

If Ron Paul runs as a Libertarian, he will have my vote...I cannot bring myself to voting for Obama again....he has gone beyond the tipping point on my personal disappointment scale....he's gotta go.