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Myra Bronstein
12-25-2008, 04:27 PM
Mission Accomplished.

Now that "free market" capitalism has been established in Iraq, they can celebrate this most holy of retail holidays proper-like. At the new mall built by Halliburton.

In the words of the 43 president of the united states in the aftermath of 911: "Go Shopping."

Now isn't that better than getting all stressed out about bombs, lack of electricity and running water, and dead babies?


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/25/christmas-in-iraq-officia_n_153450.html

Christmas In Iraq: Official Holiday For First Time

JIM HEINTZ | December 25, 2008 06:41 AM EST | AP

BAGHDAD Iraq's Christians, a scant minority in this overwhelmingly Muslim country, quietly celebrated Christmas on Thursday with a present from the government, which declared it an official holiday for the first time....

Peter Lemkin
12-25-2008, 08:13 PM
Mission Accomplished.

Now that "free market" capitalism has been established in Iraq, they can celebrate this most holy of retail holidays proper-like. At the new mall built by Halliburton.

In the words of the 43 president of the united states in the aftermath of 911: "Go Shopping."

Now isn't that better than getting all stressed out about bombs, lack of electricity and running water, and dead babies?


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/25/christmas-in-iraq-officia_n_153450.html

Christmas In Iraq: Official Holiday For First Time

JIM HEINTZ | December 25, 2008 06:41 AM EST | AP

BAGHDAD Iraq's Christians, a scant minority in this overwhelmingly Muslim country, quietly celebrated Christmas on Thursday with a present from the government, which declared it an official holiday for the first time....

Sister Myra - sadly - oh, so sadly, your understanding of the bull**** they put out in lieu of truth, is rare....... You are 199% correct - it is ALL about making big 'profits' and not moral correctness, nor about Truth

- ....I think it is time for a revolution of Democratic Socialism, my self.......................

Magda Hassan
12-26-2008, 01:07 AM
Amen Brother Peter and Sister Myra!

Our esteemed new leader here (Australia) thought the best solution to our economic crisis was to play Santa and give AU$1,400 to each poor person (registered official poor that is) This was doled out two week before Christmas. It certainly wasn't to bail out the poor but to bail out the retail businesses who were looking to have a bleak Christmas. People were told to spend it at the shops. No, don't save it in their off shore Swiss bank accounts. It certainly goes nowhere near making up for the years of real reductions in pensions and benefits.

I was speaking to a friend at a wake the other day and he was disappointed with his wife who despite growing up secular has been seduced to the Christmas consumer orgy for their children (so they don't miss out she said) He calls consumer Christmas a capitalistic black mass which I though most appropriate.

Myra Bronstein
04-07-2009, 04:40 AM
http://www.xmasresistance.org/

Peter Lemkin
04-07-2009, 10:00 AM
....and of course, the best Yuletide Greetings to the million dead and the 4+ million displaced. America, showing the world how 'the best of civilization and democracy' has on offer - down the barrel of a gun and the biggest 'guns' of all - the Corporatocracy. Freedom really is just the freedom to shop at your local strip mall - and don't you forget it.....

Magda Hassan
04-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Too right, Peter, and soon you wont even be able to pay in cash. The only freedom will be to choose Mastercard or Visa.