Mitt Abroad 2

labrea_gwJuly 30, 2012

Poor guy can't get any slack when he arrives in Poland he will be greeted by Paul Fans & thats not the late Pope Paul

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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Can't wait to see what his mouth says in Poland. I'm sure it can get worse, that's the way Romney is.

The "poor man" just can't help himself. Open mouth, stick in foot, chomp away".

He has a fatal case of "foot in mouth disease".

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:46PM
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duluthinbloomz4

Congress of the New Right.

The Congress of the New Right's program includes:

Reduced government spending, tax cuts and a flexible labor market,
Minimal government bureaucracy,
Protection of property rights,
Waiver of income tax collection,
Promotion of privatization and reprivatization,
Demonopolization,
Decentralization,
Deregulation,
Decommunization and Lustration - ((and I don't think they mean purification by ceremony)),
It postulates a return of capital punishment for murderers and other dangerous criminals, Liberalization of existing gun law and introduction of right to keep and bear arms,
Legalization of all drugs, including toxic ones.
Private health care and voluntary education,
The party is pro-life and thus opposes euthanasia and abortion,
It is against same-sex marriage and LGBT adoption,
Support for NATO and participation in free trade organizations,
Strong opposition to European Union, Left-wing politics and Socialism. (source: Wiki)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:52PM
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esh_ga

Nobody answered in the other thread why Israel should get any "favored nation" status from the United States.

Why does so much of politics in that area depend on how we treat Israel over anyone else?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:57PM
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inkognito

'member that Obama gaffe about Polish concentration camps recently? Having aligned himself with Israel (unlike Obama) what are the chances of this indelicate fellow having a word about that?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:17PM
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duluthinbloomz4

I thought a favored nation status was a trade agreement.

Still don't know beyond a constituency here, and that Israel was/is considered the one stable country in the region.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:24PM
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labrea_gw

"Regretfully, we have learned from our friends in the American trade union central AFL-CIO representing over 12 million workers about Mitt Romney's support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights," Andrzej Adamczyk, the head of the union's international department, wrote. "In this respect, I wish to express... our solidarity with American workers and trade unions. [Solidarity] will always support the AFL-CIO in their struggle for the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively."

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:29PM
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esh_ga

Sorry if I used "favored nation" incorrectly; you are probably right. But why does the US always take their side and why is Romney basically saying "we've got your back no matter what you do"?

Is it a Christian thing?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:31PM
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chase_gw

"Nobody answered in the other thread why Israel should get any "favored nation" status from the United States."

Why does so much of politics in that area depend on how we treat Israel over anyone else?

You are kidding right?

The Jewish vote is a huge "must have" as are their contributions. Same here in Canada. Nothing wrong with that it's just another voting constituency that all candidates want to pander to. A very wealthy and powerful contingency.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:36PM
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vgkg(Z-7)

Esh, I posted here several years ago about this. The way
I see is that our Christian nation supports Israel because they are the guardians of our Christian holy sites. Pretend for a moment that Islam did not exist. Who do you think would now be the occupiers of our Christian holy sites and therefore the enemy? And as someone else mentioned (WN?) there's the rapture thing too that has to be fulfilled by any means necessary. Christians have a need for an evil adversary, Jews would do just fine if no one else was around. Israel knows this all too well and will use us just as effectively as we use them. Being an agnostic myself it's just my own personal view of how this crazy interdependence of ours works.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 5:42PM
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esh_ga

Thanks vgkg.

So the Christian folks of the United States are willing to drag the whole country into war (including agnostics and atheists) simply to support Israel because Israel occupies what they "believe" to be a holy site.

We're going to war for YOUR religion (not you vgkg). American citizens will die for YOUR religion, not theirs, but yours.

Because make no mistake - if Romney wins, the US will start a war with Iran simply because they "looked at Israel funny". Anything other reason will just be an excuse. Kind of like what happened in Iraq. We knew they didn't have WMD, but we went there anyway.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 5:49PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

My take on U.S. support for Israel is that they have been acting as a proxy for us in the region. At some point, the tail began wagging the dog.

Has any other country 1) attacked a U.S. Navy vessel - both by fighter jets and torpedo boats - killing and wounding U.S. sailors and destroying the ship, 2) spied on the U.S. to obtain nuclear weapon information, and 3) still receives mountains of foreign aid?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 7:07PM
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lily316(z5PA)

I'm glad to see my initial thread is a two parter. However I wasn't able to participate since my FIOS box was hit by lightening and fried so I was without my computers, iPad, three TVs, and four phones for three days! Sucked big time. I was so disconnected. All I had was the radio.. I was actually living in the 1920's!!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 2:23AM
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fouquieria(10b)

Solidarnosc has made it clear that they want no part of Romney in Poland, and were not involved in his invites.

When hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin workers filled the streets and occupied the state Capitol to protest Walker's agenda, a letter from Solidarity was published in a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The ad read:

To Public Service Workers in the State of Wisconsin:

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of the 700,000 members of the Polish Trade Union NSZZ "Solidarnosc" (Solidarity) I wish to express our solidarity and support for your struggle against the recent assault on trade unions and trade union rights unleashed by Governor Scott Walker.

We are witnessing yet another attempt of transferring the costs of the economic crisis and of the failed financial policies to working people and their families. As much as some adjustments are necessary, we can not and must not agree that the austerity measures are synonymous with union-busting practices, the elimination of bargaining rights and the reduction of social benefits and wages.

Dear friends, please rest assured that our thoughts are with you during your protest, as we truly do hope that your just fight for decent working and living conditions, for the workers� rights will be successful.

Your victory is our victory as well.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 2:51AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Solidarity now, solidarity forever...workers of the world rise up!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 6:31AM
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