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“Obama hasn’t just set a new precedent about killing Americans without due process. He has done so in a way that deliberately shields from public view the precise nature of the important precedent he has set.”

More on the secret justification:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/the-secret-memo-that-explains-why-obama-can-kill-americans/246004/

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Lord God:
you alone are holy,
you who work wonders! You are strong, you are great,
you are the Most High,
you are the almighty King,
you, holy Father, King of heaven and earth.
Lord God: you are Three and you are One,
you are goodness, all goodness,
you are the highest Good,
Lord God, living and true.
You are love and charity, you are wisdom,
you are humility, you are patience,
you are beauty, you are sweetness,
you are safety, you are rest, you are joy,
you are our hope
and our delight,
you are justice, you are moderation
you are all our wealth
and riches overflowing.
You are beauty, you are gentleness,
you are our shelter, our guard
and our defender,
you are strength, you are refreshment,
you are our hope.
you are our faith.
you are our love,
you are our complete consolation,
you are our life everlasting,
great and wonderful Lord,
all powerful God, merciful Savior!
Amen

Icon by Marysia Kowalchyk

 

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Is this the American Spring? I ask this while holding doubts about the so-called Arab Spring, which I still say has all the marks of CIA manipulation. I say wait and see what happens in the Middle East before you get too excited.

But it is hard not to be hopeful when finally folks are taking to the streets in protest against the state of American capitalism. Yes, of course it is a wide mix of people, and of course all the flotsam and jetsum of the Left is turning up, with all the foolishness that implies.

But when wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few in a way not seen since the Great Depression, when the upper classes are prospering even when the working class flounders,  it is hard not to root for anyone who is speaking out, whatever their shortcomings.

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