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Official U.S. documents say a new deal with Colombia will allow the U.S. to fight "anti-US governments" in South America. Chavez responded: "Don't make the mistake, President Obama, of ordering an overt aggression against Venezuela utilizing Colombia."


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Marty H (119)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 2:40 am
I like this statement;
“If we lived in a world where the most powerful countries respected the least powerful ones and were ruled by human principles and values, then we could dedicate ourselves to anything other than war,” the president explained.
Thanks Simon!

Tim Redfern (581)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 9:01 am
Barack Obama is being pulled away from the
path of peace and diplomacy by a dangerously
out-of-control military in search of the next
theatre of war. The president needs to listen
far more closely to the words of Mr Chavez when he
warns that Venezuela will never again be a "Yankee colony".
Mr.Obama must also constantly remember that there is no
way to peace, that peace IS the way!
I very-much agree with my friend Marty up there
in Big Sky Country. That is a great quote!
Thanks, Simon.

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 2:10 pm
Hmmm... Pastor Tim, Barack Obama was already pro-war before he was elected. Remember his election promises of war in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 2:11 pm
You're welcome Marty :)

Good on you for posting your comments here, Marty and Pastor Tim : )

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 5:07 pm
I stand corrected, Simon.
Yes, I had forgotten!
Shame on me for being idealistic enough
to think that Obama would be a different kind
of President, and possibly a even a man of peace! :-(

Simon Wood (207)
Monday November 16, 2009, 4:40 am
Hmmm... Pastor Tim, I knew Obama wouldn't be a man of peace from the time I first heard him promoting U.S. attacks against the people of Pakistan, and an escalation of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. That was maybe 12 months before the presidential election.

Simon Wood (207)
Monday November 16, 2009, 4:44 am
Pastor Tim, there are U.S. politicians who are more pro-peace than Obama. E.g. there is Kucinich of the Democratic Party, as well as Cynthia McKinney and the Greens, the socialists (e.g. the Socialist Workers' Party), and also Ralph Nader.

Simon Wood (207)
Monday November 16, 2009, 4:53 am
When we understand politics and economics well, we realise that in order to bring to power a government which genuinely represents the people of a nation, we must build a mass movement, in alliance with socialist politicians (we can see examples of this succeeding in Venezuela, and to a lesser extent in Bolivia, Ecuador, and a few other Latin American countries). WIthout that, the government of any capitalist nation will continue to only represent the tiny capitalist class elite (the megarich major shareholders of corporations), and merely pay lipservice to the people's will.

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday November 16, 2009, 10:06 am
In all honesty, Simon,
I was a supporter of Dennis Kucinich,
and was deeply disappointed when he
dropped out in Feb.2008. After that, I lost
interest in the primaries.
I voted "for" Obama, but actually it was a vote
against McCain. I got what I wanted in the short
term, which was to keep John McCain out of the
Oval Office, but now I'm paying the price for that
short-term decision.
Kucinich and/or McKinney would have been far better
choices, but in a perfect world, beggars would ride.

Simon Wood (207)
Friday November 20, 2009, 1:45 am
Hi Pastor Tim, I don't understand what you wrote in this sentence; I don't understand your point:

"Kucinich and/or McKinney would have been far better
choices, but in a perfect world, beggars would ride"

As I said, you can do what the people of Venezuela did, which brought a SOCIALIST president and SOCIALIST government to power, by democratic means..

If I lived in the USA, and if Kucinich had dropped out, I would vote Green (e.g. McKinney) or socialist, not for Obama.

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday November 20, 2009, 3:16 pm
the way things were/are in the States,
a vote for McKiney in '08 would have worked
out to being a vote for McCain, being that the
vote would have been taken away from Obama.
Again, I was too focused on keeping McCain out of the
White House, therefore, I voted for Obama.
It will take an enormous amount of change in this country
before "3rd party" candidates have an opportunity at
holding national office.

Simon Wood (207)
Friday November 20, 2009, 8:07 pm
Pastor Tim,
there is little difference between McCain and Obama.

But if you care so much about McCain not benefitting from leftwing votes (e.g. votes for McKinney), then how about you change your electoral system to a preferential system (like we have in Australia)? That way, people can vote #1 for McKinney, and #2 for a Democrat, and #3 for a Republican.... That way, if McKinney doesnot get the most first preference votes, then all the peoplewho voted for her will get their 2nd preference votes counted instead (most would be for a Democrat). Do you understand?

The preferential voting system represents the people's political beliefs much more accurately than the fear and compromise based U.S. "first past the post" system.

But anyway, whether you people in the USA amend your electoral system or not (perhaps by a people-initiated plebiscite or referendum), it is certainly time for you to start building a movement to change your political system, like the people of Venezuela did, as I have said 3 times now.

It will take an enormous amount of change before "3rd party" candidates have an opportunity at
holding national office? Better start working on it then. ; )

Tim Redfern (581)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 9:40 am
I could not agree with you more, Simon.
I was unaware of the preferential voting
system in Australia as you've described it.
I like it very much. It would be far more fair
that the money-driven system of electing
candidates as it exists in the States.
A good example of how bad the system is in the States
is demonstrated by Michael Bloomberg's election to
a 3rd term as mayor of New York City a few weeks ago.
The man spent more than $100 million of his own money
on the campaign, after having NYC's election laws changed
so that he was no longer term-limited. I think all of that is
just plain wrong. It was the costliest self-financed campaign
in American history. He who has the most cash wins?
Apparently so, whether the cash is his or OPM (other people's money).
We The People, in America, desparately need to get to a system of
electing leaders who will work under genuine accountability in a system
where the people's interests are placed first, where politics no longer enters
into it, where the "leaders" are essentialy administrators of programs that serve
and benefit the people.
Can you say "Socialism"?...............
I knew you could!

Elaine B (21)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 8:06 pm
"U.S. AGGRESSION"....It's becoming an everyday word, even in the U.S.!! Maybe someone aught to put it in the dictionary so people could WAKE UP! "U.S. AGGRESSION", indeed. If I could only express the feelings that brings up from my gut against the Power Hungry Money Changers of the USA, and here I sit as a so-called US citizen knowing very well that the debates that will go on here will be between the people who see the truth because they choose to look for it, and the "sheeple" who will just go on believing what ever the Corp-Media Giants spew out as propaganda. And that's only if it is even mentioned in the news. It is maddening. I know in my heart that most Americans would stand up for the truth in what is going on if only they had the means to see it for themselves. But most of them are dumbed down with their routines and their creature comforts. We have been poisoned with Industrial waste tritrated into our drinking water with the claim that it is good for our teeth. We, and soon the world, will suffer and die from malnutrition thanks to the "Nutricide" on Monsanto's power to now "own a patten" on seeds. GMO Foods and man-made viruses put into vaccines with the intention to kill, will have many of us gone if we do not persist in the right for freedom. They want a world of slaves, and they are afraid of the growth of the world population....because we outnumber them! Something to keep in mind if we start to feel defeated. Their has always been a Dark Unseen Governing Body behind the US and other countries.Obama is a puppet. They ALL are. But he was chosen before any so called election, and I've seen witness testamony where he even bragged about it many years before he was even a US Senator. And YES, he WAS born in Kenya, and therefore shouldn't even be allowed to elligable for office. Like that matters. The USA has been overrun by the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations. What a sick society this has become. They aren't only trying to overtake the world with their New World Order agenda, but they are trying to cull the population IN the US as well. They have bankrupted what was once regulated and have absolutely no regard for the Constitution of the USA. Once upon a time there was a great country........but that seems like it was in another lifetime ago.
But remember, we still outnumber them. And we see how they operate. The more aggressive they get, the more afraid they are because they know they are going to lose in the long run. That is something worthwhile to focus on.

Simon Wood (207)
Monday December 21, 2009, 5:40 am
Good on you for posting comments here, Pastor Tim and Elaine : )
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