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Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 04:28:25 in World

“To 'rlmyrtlb': Stand your ground, lady. There is nothing wrong with being proud of one's country; plenty wrong with looking the other way, knowing full well that what is going on is wrong. 'My country, right or wrong' is a rather dangerous belief. The courage (which so many lack these days) to speak up when needed must not be viewed as 'unpatriotic' - quite the contrary.”
Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 15:53:59 in World

“To Sim0n Gomez: and I still say you are so full of yourself. To which party do you belong...Adeco or Copei? Both parties, regardless which one was in power, stole like mad from the Venezuelan coffers. And you are hoping to get back to that trough, no es verdad? Sinverguenza!”
'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 14:37:56 in Green

“And this begs the question: why is this being allowed? Corruption? Many a country's government needs a thorough shake up.”
Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 11:59:55 in World

“Why not the Cuban 'Yes, I can' literacy program in the US? Because 'Papa Sam' knows everything better and doesn't like to admit defeat. Castro is a very wise man but again, listening to him would be the same as admitting defeat. Besides, the nuclear industry would be the big loser if nuclear anything would be eliminated. The usual...profits before people. Seeing to it that our planet remains liveable for all and all times should not be a matter of defeat or victory. Cherish or perish...”

Vera Gottlieb on Oct 1, 2012 at 04:28:25

“To 'rlmyrtlb': Stand your ground, lady. There is nothing wrong with being proud of one's country; plenty wrong with looking the other way, knowing full well that what is going on is wrong. 'My country, right or wrong' is a rather dangerous belief. The courage (which so many lack these days) to speak up when needed must not be viewed as 'unpatriotic' - quite the contrary.”

rlmyrtlb on Sep 30, 2012 at 15:41:55

“Yes, Vera, there is for-profit and non-profit, colonial credit and a credit that promotes development, and a man like Castro who takes from the super-rich and gives to the poor, and he's been mucho maligned.

Unlike you, born and raised in Venezuela I was born and raised American and one ole neighbor called me unpatriotic. Not true, not true, I want the U.S. not to be feared, despised, but to be rational, pragmatic, enduring, and always just.

And a planet where all life flourishes ...WATER, food, continuity.... for every living being!.....is my dream.”
Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 10:42:53 in World

“Trying to reply to your last reply to me but can't find a 'reply' box. Castro's literacy program is called 'Si, yo puedo' (yes, I can) and received UN recognition. Venezuela and many other countries, including New Zealand, are applying it. We are into rather difficult times but, speaking for myself, I will not surrender nor be quiet until I am 6 feet under. I fight back any which way I can.”

rlmyrtlb on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:08:31

“Yes, that's what they tell us, the Literacy Campaign became a model for other countries. Why not here in the U.S?

Over thirty years ago then President Castro said avoidance of nuclear war was the most urgent task for the world. He's still right!”
Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 10:37:46 in World

“Man...are you ever arrogant and full of it!”

Vera Gottlieb on Sep 29, 2012 at 15:53:59

“To Sim0n Gomez: and I still say you are so full of yourself. To which party do you belong...Adeco or Copei? Both parties, regardless which one was in power, stole like mad from the Venezuelan coffers. And you are hoping to get back to that trough, no es verdad? Sinverguenza!”

Sim0n Gomez on Sep 29, 2012 at 15:19:47

“Hush Lady . . . get over it. Mind your own business and the republican corruption in your own country and let us handle our little gorilla down here . . .”
'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 03:33:02 in Green

“Carson isn't the one who invented DDT - which is still being sold to underdeveloped countries. To hell with the natives, right? What is worse...the cure or the treatment?”

hpblue5011 on Sep 29, 2012 at 13:26:54

“Read what is in most pills that you take today, ethylene glycol (aka anti-freeze). It is used as a binding agent. As you said, "What is worse...the cure or the treatment?"”
'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

'Silent Spring' Turns 50: Rachel Carson Warned Of 'Pesticide Treadmill' Powered By Big Ag

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 03:29:12 in Green

“It used to be that, for example, a newly created medication would have to be tested for at least 10 years or so, before being allowed onto the market. Today? The name of the game is to falsify test results, lie like hell, pay-off politicians and bring the stuff to market as quickly as possible - profits before people...and consequences be damned. Such is progress. As long as there are corrupt politicians in the back pockets of equally corrupt agri businesses, we hardly stand a chance of getting rid of these 'merchants of death'.”

helipilot on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:12:58

“The real "merchants of death" are those who continuously throw up road blocks to progress in technology and medicine, the Luddites and anti-humanists who get orgasmic at the prospect of de-populating the Earth by murdering 5 billion people.”
Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered Oil Riches

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 03:21:27 in World

“Thanks. For me, Fidel Castro's biggest legacy will be to leave behind a very literate and educated Cuban populace. A country with a social conscience, always ready to help with medical teams wherever disasters strike. After 50+ years of cruel US embargo, Cuba's accomplishments are a miracle. You might enjoy reading a book entitled 'The Open Veins of Latin America', written by Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano. He describes 500 years of Caucasian, Christian exploitation and massacre of indigenous people - from the tip of North America to the tip of South America and the Caribbean. And it still goes on.”

rlmyrtlb on Sep 29, 2012 at 09:58:45

“Yes, two years into control and Castro launches the National Literacy Campaign, it was like a miracle! Social conscience..yes!...I remember telling my son anent drivers encouraged to pick up pedestrians, and he thought this dangerous. Well! it is here in America.

Have to find Franz Fanon's "The Wretched Earth" and will purchase Galeano's "The Open Veins of Latin America". David Stannard's "American Holocaust" left me sick and weary of the Cauc's pigment problems.”
Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 00:36:03 in Green

“And hopefully, the little protection it is offering will not be dismantled. You know...government minding our business.”
Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 00:34:11 in Green

“I guess you misunderstood my sarcasm!”
Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 14:10:53 in Canada Politics

“Only the good die young.”
New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Barack Obama

New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Barack Obama

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 14:09:36 in Business

“Not forgetting Reagan who declared catchup a 'vegetable'. What is with these GOPers...as anti-social as anyone can get.”
Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 14:07:59 in Canada Politics

“And who appointed israel?”

flyingfree22 on Sep 28, 2012 at 15:42:28

“God.

lol”
New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Barack Obama

New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Barack Obama

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 14:06:43 in Business

“First requirement for anyone running for political office at any level: come from a poor background and thus know/understand what it means to be less fortunate.”
Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 12:14:06 in Green

“'Clean water act'...sounds so reassuring, doesn't it? Don't worry, be happy...while government screws us every single day.”

vetxcl on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:05:26

“While I never trust big government nor big business fully, it's very likely you are exaggerating to help establish your point. Unfortunately, that weakens your point.

Ms. Gottlieb shills this meme: " ....while government screws us every single day."
That's a pat phrase, nice claim, but with no proof, there is no fact. Nope, I won't be doing your own homework for you - despite any protestations.
And another unestablished claim: " ... the little protection it is offering..."

It's easy to have an opinion. And just as easy not to believe what strangers offer.”

ubrew12 on Sep 28, 2012 at 22:30:15

“I take it you like cancer-causing chemicals in your drinking water. Typical Republican.”

charles ro on Sep 28, 2012 at 16:13:14

“Actually, the CWA might be one of the most successful pieces of legislation of the 20th century with documented, quantifiable results in increasing water quality and protecting public health.”
Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 12:05:31 in Canada Politics

“Kissinger has done enough damage - who needs him. Remember Chile and Allende.”

flyingfree22 on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:13:16

“And Vietnam. And Cambodia.”
Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Harper Slags United Nations, Assails Iran While Picking Up World Statesman Award

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 12:03:24 in Canada Politics

“Who anointed him?”

flyingfree22 on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:12:42

“Israel.”
New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Barack Obama

New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Barack Obama

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 12:00:01 in Business

“But what kind of jobs? The ones that allow you to make ends meet? Nothing wrong with flipping hamburgers or being a maid in a hotel, or a waitress in a restaurant but...how far can anyone get on 'starving' wages.”

LibRule on Sep 28, 2012 at 13:59:31

“Wahhhhh! Boo Hoo! He is fixing what we broke! Wahhhh!”

Sally Dogood on Sep 28, 2012 at 13:17:47

“500,000 are true manufacturing jobs.

Starving wages is right. Why do Republicans keep voting against a higher minimum wage? And, Romney has already said he will not allow it to be increased.”

Mercury2303 on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:22:37

“The Bush administrations categorized "hamburger flipping" jobs as "manufacturing" jobs.”
Spain's Big Paella Of Trouble: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Spain's Big Paella Of Trouble: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 12:14:22 in Business

“I was born 1940...do I qualify? You don't run a country like a business - all people of all classes need to be considered. You are not the president of only one social class, or colour, or religion.”
Obama UN Speech Challenges World Leaders To Confront Intolerance At Home

Obama UN Speech Challenges World Leaders To Confront Intolerance At Home

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 10:16:40 in Politics

“Freedom of speech also has it's limits - see the consequences of the film's 'freedom'.”
Obama UN Speech Challenges World Leaders To Confront Intolerance At Home

Obama UN Speech Challenges World Leaders To Confront Intolerance At Home

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 10:14:31 in Politics

“Although the notion of a United Nations was well intentioned, it has turned into a farcical and powerless entity. Corruption is playing a major role here. I've stated it more than once: move the UN back to Switzerland; no veto power for any member; eliminate the Security Council and let the entire General Assembly do the work; and no voting rights for any country not fully paid-up with annual dues.”
Silvio Berlusconi Talks Mario Monti And Whether He'll Run Again With L'Huffington Post (EXCLUSIVE)

Silvio Berlusconi Talks Mario Monti And Whether He'll Run Again With L'Huffington Post (EXCLUSIVE)

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 09:30:56 in World

“Yeah...they should be addressed as 'Mr. Crook'.”
GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 09:29:27 in Green

“With more and more droughts due to climate chaos, food shortages will hurt everyone everywhere. Of course, Monsanto et al will take advantage of this situation and make us believe, GMOs are the salvation. This is one time when 'crossing the bridge when I get to it' is not advisable.”
Spain's Big Paella Of Trouble: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Spain's Big Paella Of Trouble: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 09:25:17 in Business

“Don't kid yourself. It would be a lot worse under Romney, a rich-man boy and not particularly interested in the well-being of any other social class except his own. The problem with Obama is, he wants to get along with everyone...big mistake. One needs to put down the foot and say no or yes when needed - even at the risk of offending here and there.”

huffposer on Sep 27, 2012 at 11:23:17

“It couldn't be worse. Heck, DEMOCRATS don't even get along with Obama. He's aloof and refuses to even meet with the underlings.

He's a failure.

Romney was a Republican who governed successfully in a VERY blue state. I guess you weren't alive in the 90s, though. Either that, or you're just lying to prop up the boy-king.”
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