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David Hubbard

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Who are the Syrians running from?

My Canadian's view is that they want to get out before the county is levelled. Lets dialogue on this. It's important. Our hypothecating about a better world is meaningless if the big toys come out and they very well could. I don't like having foreign politicians heading down a road that could lead to a nuclear conflict. I suggest that intelligent conversation could help input some sanity into the situation.


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  • Sep 8 2013: David Hubbard, Great Idea.
    The Syrians revolted a few years ago, and when reporters suggested
    that the revolutionaries might ask for help from the United States, they
    replied with a loud NO!!!

    They told reporters for outsiders to stay out of their fight.
    Recorded as news from the streets during bloody riots.
    How correct the remarks might have been? I don't know.

    Since then only Gossip -- Unsubstantiated
    That the United States has been secretly and is today
    ...training Rebels to fight and providing weaponry.

    The US Gov't has 850,000 employees with Top Secret
    clearances, and a so-impotent Freedom of Information Act,
    even a good congressman cannot get a peek at anything.
    So here we sit. Typing NSA collectables into TED conversations.
    President Obama
    First put 4 to 6 destroyers in position to fling 200 WMD missiles into Syria,
    and stationed an Aircraft Carrier and Fleet. He began asking for Partners.

    Then he publicly threatened the Assad led Syrian Government with a
    Military response, appropriate to their use of Chemical Weapons that
    killed and maimed 1400 Syrian citizens.
    He told the American people and the world he had proof.
    But he never showed any.
    There is news from the refugee camps. So we know this part is true.
    Estimates of several million Syrians have already fled the revolutionary WAR.
    They try to live in remote areas, in Syria, and inside refugee camps in neighboring
    nations that are willing to help them. Turkey and Jordan, and maybe others also.
    This is a scenario that has been repeated for many years, because of WARS.
    Mr. Putin claims that rebel outlaw Terrorists did the deed.
    Mr. Obama claims it was Assad's government.
    Mr. Assad says the Other Dude Did It. ODDI Defense.
    The G20 wouldn't agree to help much.
    Cameron sided with Obama and forgot about the UK vote.
    Obama doesn't want to wait for the UN Security Council vote,
    ..because China and Russia will likely Veto.
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      Sep 8 2013: 'So here we sit. Typing NSA collectables into TED conversations.'

      Well said!

      Could anyone leak a keyword list please for us to shape their attention ... :o)
      • Sep 8 2013: Lejan.
        I went back to my old closed Microsoft conversation and found
        most commenters have been removed. I wonder why?

        If you noticed, hardly any American TEDsters commented.
        Seems the issue is decided, by apathy...
        The Spying and Surveillances won't be stopped by public outrage.
        At least on TED.

        By the time Outrage appears, Bluffdale, Utah will already be filled.
        The IRS and the NSA will be contributing to the health and safety
        of the Mormon's Deseret State aka: Utah.

        Jay Leno's tricky question, and Obama's Lie will be memories forgotten.
        Turkey will have expanded and will be in charge of the Middle East.
        Israel will be the United States Energy Tzars.
        The US Military will select our President.
        We will pay the NSA or CIA to rewrite world history, for the second time..

        People will ask -- Who is John Galt?
        ...But no TEDster will know the answer.
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          Sep 9 2013: '...But no TEDster will know the answer.'

          I am certain that there are TEDsters who only read the book which, '... of course, involves orcs', as they listened carefully to John Rogers quote about John Galt.

          And those who did may know about 'the one', who binds them all and remained sensitive about it since childhood.

          This country has never seen so many people awakening from their American dream than it does today. Thats no apathy, thats morning tiredness! Give them some time, some coffee, some more austerity programs, some more wikileaks. Let them have a view more Brad Mannings, Edward Snowdens and Goldman Sachses and they will begin stretching again ...

          They can't just shake off centuries of carrot chasing prosperity hope away in a heartbeat.

          I know it is there, still, and plenty of it, it's just buried and a bit anxious to come out, that's all...

          And some will know how great stories begin, as 'in a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'. This morning has broken!
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          Sep 9 2013: Frank, there are more than just 2 who choose to blow the whistle while knowing that would ruin their lives in their own countries forever:


          Three came to speak at the 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29c3), the annual congress of the Chaos Computer Club [CCC], which is a hacker community in Germany.

          True hackers by their nature and ethics have no affection for intelligence services and they have the knowledge to defend surveillance and suppressive misinformation, thats why their sources of information are widely spread.

          Thanks to their open and sharing attitude, I was able to get to know about and to listen to Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake and William Binney which speeches left me deeply impressed and concerned about whats going on in the 'land of the free' ...

          In case the mentioned term 'Torrorists' is new to you, have a look here:

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          Sep 10 2013: The only time "most commenters" might be removed from a conversation, I believe, is either when all those commenters turn out to be a single individual posing as several people by using lots of pseudonyms or when people are being so hostile/rude to each other that the moderators think they have violated the terms of use.

          Those are the only cases in which I have seen multiple names disappear from a conversation.
      • Sep 8 2013: while the nsa may be reading this, unless people start talking about 'armed revolution' and 'bombs' and other insanity (how's that for keywords) the nsa is not currently likely to do much more than file the conversation away.
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          Sep 9 2013: So all my writing here is just for some dusty hard-drives and collector-bots?

          *bomb* *extremism* *Allah*

          And no real agent is reading through all of my funny English?

          *attack* *parcel received* *72 Virgins*

          How then will I ever be able to make them understand, that they've lost it?

          *AK47* *Iحزب الله* *'plutonium*

          But if YOU, aka THEY, do read this 'live', just give us a sign of good will, or at least a hint if those *keywords* trigger anything ... in you?

          *supercritical* *42*

          end of message ...

        • Sep 9 2013: Robert, thank you,

          I have been surprised that the Seniors at the Senior Center of my
          small community are as one in their opines about Obama's failures.

          If I didn't know better I would call them all Republicans. Not so.
          They for the most part voted for Obama, or after he won election,
          wanted him to have a chance because he was a black man, and,
          most of us white guys, are tired of listening to non-stop bitching
          from those who act down-trodden. I may be more sensitive, as
          my son-in-law is black as the ace-of-spades. He doesn't bitch,
          because, like most men, we are slaves to our women.. Ha. Ha.
          "Time marches on". ..I note that the other minorities have joined
          America society without a whimper. Now that the back-packers
          and plastic-porkers are getting their way, who can bitch about not
          being free?

          I apologize for my descriptive analysis but I am very old and haven't
          learned to change the date on my VCR yet, and I still believe that
          Microwaves fry your brains. And if you call me, don't try to leave a
          message, I don't have a recorder. How can they charge more for gas
          after taking the Lead out?

          The US Gov't has 850,000 employees with Top-Secret Clearances.
          Only 2 of them have come forward to sound the alarm.
          ..Only 2.
          ...Only 2 that we know of.
          ....Scary huh?

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