The Time the United States Blew Up a Passenger Plane—and Tried to Cover It Up

Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July…

Interesting read and not surprised that most major media outlets are not bringing it up…

Such a shame (breaks my heart, but then bscly all of history = oppression and white supremacy)  that so many innocent people have died now and then due to conflict. 

*On a side note, why the hell did G. Bush Sr. think this was an ok thing to say during a time when the US screwed the hell up?? “I’ll never apologize for the United States. Ever. I don’t care what the facts are”

Obama se fout de Georges W. Bush !
Depuis quelques heures, une photo affole la toile. On y voit les 5 anciens Présidents des Etat-Unis d’Amérique encore en vie réunis sur une photo à l’occasion de l’inauguration du Musée Goerges Bush Sr au Texas. Même si cette photo est assez exceptionelle ce n’est pas la première du genre. Toutefois, c’est la première fois…
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Why So Many Whites Vote Against Themselves
Government spending and programs to many are tantamount to hand outs to undeserving blacks and the poor and that in turn equals money snatched from the pockets of hard working whites.

The GOP has effectively stoked that emotionalism in a myriad of ways. Nixon stirred the fury of blue collar, white ethnic, rural voters with his slam of the Democrats for coddling criminals, welfare cheats, and fostering a culture of ‘anything goes’ permissiveness, and of course, big government Great Society pandering to the poor. The crude thinly disguised code words and racial cues worked. Nixon eked out a narrow victory over Democratic presidential opponent Hubert Humphrey. The tag of law and order and permissiveness became a staple in the GOP attack play book for the next four decades. With tweaks and refinements, Reagan, Bush Sr. and George W. Bush used it to ease their path to the White House. In the mid 1990s, Gingrich and ultra conservatives recycled the strategy to seize Congress, and pound out an agenda that made big government, tax and spend Democrats, and soft on crime liberals the fall guys for everything wrong with America. It touched a sensitive nerve with white males.

GOP presidential candidates have twisted the fallacious belief that big government, the undeserving, crime prone, poor and minorities, is the cause of national decline into a patented formula to win the allegiance of many whites no matter how poor, no matter how needy, and no matter how dependent they are on the very programs that the GOP candidates will hack up or eliminate if and when elected. This election, like past elections promises, to see many needy whites again vote against themselves.

dezzy2002blog asked:

Rate the ship: George W. (Bush)/Dick Cheney

Bushney/ 9/11 Boyfriends/ Iraq War Boyfriends

vomit / don’t ship / ok / cute / adorable / sexy / perfect / beyond flawless / hot damn / screaming and crying /i will ship them in hell

I don’t really like either of them and Dick Cheney scares me but I ship this. Can’t help but wonder what Bush Sr. would think of it though haha

The Worst Generation To Ever Live...

Some refer to us as the worst generation to ever live. Some call us pampered, lazy and entitled. Most of the time it’s true. But, most researchers and economists are referring to Millennials as something else, the poorest generation.

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As Millennials, we were born during a recession in the 1980’s, and first learned to walk while Reagan and Bush Sr. were in office. We had our coming of age in the 1990’s and joined the workforce after September 11th and during the Great Recession.

Our generation is one of the smartest in American history, but it has come at a very high price. The College Board has stated that college tuition has gone up nearly 500% since 1985, leaving most college graduates an average of $35,000 in debt.

It is no wonder that our generation has one of the lowest birth rates of any before us, and the lowest number of couples getting married; graduates are coming out of school with tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and stranded in the worst economy in 80 years. With that being said, its pretty upsetting to read that over 50% of graduates are working jobs that don’t even require degrees, and are constantly being reminded of the premise that  “a degree secures its holder with a secure, good paying job” every time they ask, “would you like low fat milk in your Latte?”

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Most college graduates today are finding themselves living back at home with their parents trying to find a good paying job. Millennials have been scorned as perma-children, forever postponing adulthood, or labeled with the most un-American of character flaws: helplessness.

The case for doubt is depressingly easy to make. Even after the economy recovers, the penalty for graduating during a recession may still apply to young people’s wages. When Lisa Kahn, an economist at Yale, studied how the 1981-82 recession affected the lifetime earnings of young workers who graduated during the 1980s, she found that for every percentage-point increase in total unemployment, the starting incomes of new graduates slipped by as much as 7 percent. Two decades later, because of their bad timing, these graduates had taken a $100,000 hit to their cumulative earnings.

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If this pattern applies to Millennials, the consequences will be grim for an economy that relies on items such as houses and cars. Half of a typical family’s spending goes to transportation and housing. But Americans ages 21-34 bought only 27 percent of the new vehicles sold in the United States in 2010, compared with 38 percent in 1985; from 2008 to ’11, only half as many young Americans acquired their first mortgage compared to the decade earlier. Having been rejected by the economy, Millennials are in turn rejecting cars and houses–the pillars of the modern consumer economy.

With all this said, how does the future look for us?

Most would say it looks dark and we have a long hard road ahead of us. With most of having children and starting families at an older age we can expect to work longer then our parents did and plan on retiring later then they did. I myself have already come to the conclusion that I will probably be working until the day I die.

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While the timing of our generation couldn’t have been any unluckier, one thing that is great about Millennials is that we are a very optimistic generation, and if optimism is a currency, then we are very wealthy bunch. We are the most educated our country has seen, and technology is on our side.

I hope we can set the example for our children, and make them proud by showing them the hard work we will have to do, to try and provide for them. With any luck, the next to come after us will have it a little easier since we will have paved a road for them to succeed.

Maybe in the future people will look back and say that even though we were dealt a shitty hand of cards, and we are trying to be successful at a cost of an arm and a leg, we made it work out in the end.

– Kevin Jon Stanford

The Worst Generation To Ever Live… was originally published on Young Fashioned

anonymous asked:

Broaden it to what? To Nixon being responsible for orchestrating a shitload of military coups in south America along with the CIA? To the endless amount of US presidents financing the death of Palestinians? What should I specifically focus on?

>skips over Clinton and Bush sr.
>skips over Carter and Ford

You seem to be forgetting a few