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July 18, 2018 - 9:55am

Today's Poll: Is Russia a friend or a foe?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
Daniel Norstrand
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Well I didn't vote because while I'd like to be friendly with all nations I'm enough of a realist to know that neocon lowlifes can attain power anywhere. Including my own country. The more important question I believe is, is it in our best interest to be civil and communicative with Russia. YES!! The warhogs in positions of power in our country have been playing us like fools with their murder and mayhem foreign policy. They have been caught lying and manipulating us soooooo many times it borders insanity to believe anything they tell us.
The "indictment" of Russian Intelligence operatives on the eve of the summit between our leaders is an inane red herring as is the prosecution of the Russian woman for not registering as a foreign agent. The timing is everything. Do Russian operatives operate? LOL! Come on. Sure they do. And so do ours. A snake dance that has been going on since Adam & Eve.
The different venues in which Putin is accused of military belligerence are the same venues our warhogs & or our "friends" have been subverting and manipulating. Interesting that the first causality in the Ukrainian Maiden uprising was flown immediately to Israel for treatment.
All I am saying is give peace a chance..... Every chance!

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I relish the thumbs down. Jesus the blessed Prince of Peace received the same treatment from those who could not justify themselves. I stand in good company.

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If you live in an environment that perpetuates militarization, violence, greed and power, then you will behave in militarized, violent, greedy and power-mongering ways. If You live in an environment of compassion, empathy, love and security, then everyONE will behave in compassionate, empathic, loving, reliable ways. It is that simple.
There is only one insane minority group responsible for murdering our planet and all of humanity: The RICH. Their matrix of control enriches the group of obscenely wealthy elitists who dominate the poor and insubordinate.
The only reason government works the way it works, money operates the way it operates, and authority rests where it rests is because everyone has agreed to pretend that that’s moral. In actuality, government, money and authority are all man-made conceptual constructs and the collective can choose to change them whenever it wants. The only reason this hasn’t happened in our deeply dysfunctional society yet is because the plutocrats who rule us have brainwashed us. They heavily propagandize to create the perception of constant threats, working to corral us into the narrowest possible ‘us-versus-them,’ reptilian modes of consciousness, and to distract from legitimate issues and concerns, such as the Planet.

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Inverse terminology segueing your brain "supporting the troops" sucks you into their game -- homeboys as "insurgents" -- but what's in a name? It makes it much easier when killin's their aim. The righteously enraged are branded with blame -- self-righteously eyeballed through the cross hairs -- never seen -- as the indigenous "patriotic" people with the devine & sole right to fight there. Who directs OUR troops -- what's THEIR end game? Who are the real insurgents -- the outsiders who came -- to the land of another to play deadly games? Riding murderous conquest to their fortune and fame -- turning blind eyes towards their own sense of shame. Oh ---- & God WILL sort it out. No doubt -- PEACE ! out.

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