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Comparing Nuclear Assets

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All the Pravda Fit to Print

All the Pravda Fit to Print | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it
articles by Daniel Greenfield on terrorism, socialism and the future of civilization in the US, Europe and Israel...

 

Putin's had tightened control over Russia to an extent that the Obamas and the Warrens could only fondly dream of in their fondest federalist fantasies. And it's easier to steal elections, when you don't have to kowtow to a bunch of provincial interests and take the complaints of bible and gun owners seriously. But much like Putin and Ahmadinejad, Obama enjoys dim prospects in a straight election. And unlike them, he doesn't have a military force that will turn up a few million ballots and send the protesters straight to the hospital, if not to the morgue.

Obama likes being a democrat, it's just the democracy part that he doesn't much care for.

 

This is a White House that doesn't pass laws to curry favor with the general voting population. That's what publicity stunts and race cards and wars against women are for. In 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where Al Sharpton is an honored guest and policy is outsourced to whoever comes earliest and tosses the foam ball the best, policy isn't made to soothe the savage electoral beast, it's done to pay off buddies, soothe furious Muslims and implement whatever idea that a committee of unhinged leftists, Clinton veterans and friends from Chicago think is the way to go.

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LOTTO Winners, beware! Meet the four who went from jackpot to jack squat

LOTTO Winners, beware! Meet the four who went from jackpot to jack squat | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

One of the saddest tales is that of Jack Whittaker, the cowboy-hat-wearing West Virginia contractor who scored a $315 million Powerball win in December 2002.

Already a millionaire, Whittaker pledged to give 10 percent of his fortune to charity. But legal and personal problems took a heavy toll, and he started hitting the sauce and hanging out at sleazy jiggle joints.

Just eight months after his big score, he was robbed of $545,000 in a strip club. A month later, his granddaughter died of an overdose from drugs bought with an allowance from him. A short time later, his daughter also died of a drug overdose

“I wish I’d torn that ticket up,” Whittaker sobbed to reporters at the time.

By January 2007, Whittaker told cops thieves had emptied his bank accounts.

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