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Friday Humor: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

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Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

20 years in prison.

That’s the penalty you could face for travelling to a country the President has labelled to be “of concern”.

Sending any form of monetary assistance to people in the country merits further steep penalties.

Recently introduced in Congress, ‘The International Conflicts of Concern Act’ gives the President the power to ban travel to certain countries with the flick of his pen.

And the only way around the ban is by applying to the Treasury Department for a special license.

A travel license to leave the country? These kinds of ‘people controls’ are synonymous with regimes like North Korea and Cuba—the latter of which has of course largely been off limits for US citizens for decades.

So far the first country they’ve chosen is Syria, where Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, warns that terrorist cells are using the country as a training ground to radicalize foreign nationals.

Their logic? Apparently US citizens might go to Syria and learn to be terrorists. So it’s for your own good, you see.

If you’ve been following the news, the situation in Syria is indeed concerning.

There’ve been several stories from Syria about a new terrorist cell that has been bringing deadly weapons into the country. Their latest shipment included 50 TOW missiles, which are powerful enough to pierce through armored tanks.

This organization has also been ramping up its training programs both in Syria and in neighboring Jordan to more effectively militarize the conflict.

This is definitely a problem—a dangerous terrorist cell bringing in armored piercing weapons and militarized training programs into Syria could pose a major threat to America.

The thing is, this isn’t Al Qaeda I’m talking about. You’ve probably guessed—the terrorist cell in Syria I’m talking about is actually the US government.

Uncle Sam is supplying an increasing amount of taxpayer funded weapons to this hostile region, as well as sending in special operations forces to train groups that they’ve determined to be “moderate” rebels.

Needless to say, the US government has a pretty dismal record when it comes to arms dealing given that they’ve mistakenly placed military grade weaponry in the hands of drug cartels, dictators, and yes, terrorists. Oops.

Resolute not to make the same mistake twice (or for the hundredth time, as it were), the US government has a solution.

This time around, the Syrian fighters are posting videos on YouTube to prove that they’ve received these weapons (courtesy of the American taxpayer) and are using them for their intended purposes.

You just can’t make this stuff up…

While something as innocuous as travelling abroad is enough to get the average American 20 years in prison, the government is using your tax dollars to aid terrorism directly… and using YouTube as their auditor.

Sounds about right for a terrorist organization whose leader has a Nobel Peace Prize.


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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:06 | 4722056 TeamDepends
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This is going to hurt you more than it hurts me.  Wait....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:23 | 4722082 AlaricBalth
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There goes my vacation in Damascus, the pearl of the East.

"To Damascus, years are only moments, decades are only flitting trifles of time. She measures time not by days and months and years, but by the empires she has seen rise and prosper and crumble to ruin. She is a type of immortality."
Mark Twain

Oh well, there's always Decatur, Illinois.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:33 | 4722140 TeamDepends
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Illinoisians (?) are desperate to flee their sinking state, so they may be willing to service you in many multiple of ways.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:28 | 4722332 Skid Marks
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never mind


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:37 | 4722356 espirit
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Sorry, but this taxpayer never approved his share to pay the bill.  DC U.S. Govt. is on the hook to the Fed for this one.

I Ain't Paying. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:01 | 4722425 old naughty
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Perhaps the pen is more powerful than the drone?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:45 | 4722188 kaiserhoff
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Try to stay up wind of Staley & Co.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:20 | 4722309 Senseless Urina...
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. . . and the Sangamon will drown you in a heartbeat.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:17 | 4724111 Jonas Parker
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Does this mean that I'm going to have to cancel my reservations at "Sandals" in Pyongyang?

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 03:23 | 4725374 PiratePiggy
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"There goes my vacation in Damascus..."


Are you Syrious?  ;)


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:23 | 4722105 LetThemEatRand
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Thank you sir, may I have another.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:42 | 4722171 Ignatius
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Another:  The next phase is that the other future, or Orwellian past, countries on the list will be classified, so overseas travel -- if you dare -- will be 6 to 5, and pick 'em.  Less risky will be traveling to the kitchen for a frozen food item and a beer with a clear and authorized return trip back in front of your TV.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:45 | 4722183 LetThemEatRand
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"Less risky will be traveling to the kitchen for a frozen food item and a beer with a clear and authorized return trip back in front of your TV."

Where you can watch the "travel channel" document the horrible conditions in said classified countries.  Crisis actors need a job, too, after all.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:08 | 4722266 ThankYouSirMayI...
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you rang?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:59 | 4722725 Mesquite
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Does this mean John McCain stays home now..??

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:06 | 4722057 Xibalba
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Easy solution.  Get the fuck out while you can.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:15 | 4722228 Ignatius
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Other solution:  Expose 9/11 -- the defining and controlling Myth of our time -- for the complete, constructed fraud that it is.

Our controllers are powerful because of the ignorant obedience of the people/institutions further down the pyramid (you know, the people who actually suffered and died on 9/11... not one top elite among them).

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:07 | 4722063 over45
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wake me up when this nightmare is over.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:08 | 4722064 Buckaroo Banzai
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Friday humor? What's so fucking funny about this?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:25 | 4722112 Skateboarder
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It's funny in the "ha ha, look how fucked we are" sense.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:54 | 4722215 NotApplicable
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Gallows humor, FTMFW.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:45 | 4722190 Crawdaddy
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He didn't specify f it was country club prison or the pound-you-in-the-axe style prison?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:18 | 4722301 t0mmyBerg
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Right again Buckaroo.  But then I view all law under the authority of the US Federal Government as without force or effect as I regard the American polity as having surrendered legitimacy in so many ways these last few years.  Not to say they cannot hurt you but the hurt has no legitimacy, even though you are still fucked.  So no not very funny but fatalistically it is, in a twisted forlorn sort of way.  Sigh.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:10 | 4722066 kliguy38
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I love the dear leader

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:18 | 4722615 XitSam
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The Thought Police noticed you did not say that loud enough. Welcome to the Ministry of Love

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:10 | 4722067 localsavage
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You forgot....and the main stream media does their job and keeps this quiet.... comrade

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:11 | 4722068 A Nanny Moose
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"I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in." - Ron Paul

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:26 | 4722114 LetThemEatRand
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I'd up you, but there's that damn italics glitch in the ZH matrix.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:30 | 4722130 Skateboarder
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- Click on the grey background where the username / day / date / time / post# are.
- Press the 'Tab' key twice.
- Press the 'Enter' key.


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:44 | 4722158 LetThemEatRand
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Thanks, Tank.  Now to my Meat Loaf dinner.

-Cypher (mixing movie references).

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:59 | 4722224 LetThemEatRand
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Someone hit the "I'm a douche" key 10 times, and then rubbed their nipples.  You got downvoted, and the carpet needs cleaning.  Again.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:39 | 4722675 A Nanny Moose
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Now that is funny raht thar

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:58 | 4722232 Yen Cross
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  @ Skateboarder   Sweet! 



Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:54 | 4722552 American Dreams
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Okay... gotta ask, how the hell did you figure that one out?


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:41 | 4722677 A Nanny Moose
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Discovery of the obscure is perhaps, THE hallmark of ZH "regulars"

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 02:37 | 4723130 Skateboarder
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It's pretty easy - only requires very basic understanding HTML/CSS + Web browser implementation. HTML/CSS provide a tree structure (every object, like this comment box where my comment rests, has a parent. The 'root' parent is <html>) to lay out the items and specify their locations and style attributes. HTML items are layered on a z-axis as specified by CSS attributes. Some are selectable by keyboard. That's why you are able to Tab through the keyboard-selectable fields . The grey box actually corresponds to the user name. We can try another experiment that will land you somewhere useful.

- Right click on the user name (menu pops up).
- Right click somewhere on the page that's whitespace. The menu should go away, but the user name should be selected (there's a little dotted box around it).
- Press the 'Tab' key four times.
- Hit 'Enter.'

You should be on the reply-to page for that comment.

Lesson: selecting through HTML fields with the Tab key works the same way in a Web browser as it does in many other programs.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:39 | 4723466 Manipuflation
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Interesting.  Thanks for the info.  Everything you said worked.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:20 | 4722620 XitSam
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It is not italics, it is blockquote that is the problem.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:13 | 4722071 gimli
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Selfies + Youtube = Obama transparency

A proven formula to get you the Nobel Peace prize

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:41 | 4722371 espirit
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Nobel Piece, Ha Ha.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:27 | 4722078 teslaberry
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jordan is being funded through the u.n. to create ' refugee 'camps ' , which are cities. massive . 130k people . that's half the size of burlington vermont. within less than a year.


these camps are obviously going to be used to recruit people to fight against syria whether they want this or not. jordan is doing its part to take u.s. money through the 'u.n.' to 'solve' the refugee problem.


there is a very intersting logic to immigration and refugee strategy it goes thusly. IF you can make your enemies territory chaotic enough to incentivize many of  the smartest and most productive and ambitious people to leave , then you can at once both deprive him of an asset, and at the same time provide a benefit to someone else who receives these refugees. 


there are definitely subtleties to this as refugees that get too settled in a neighborhing country can be problematic for the ruler if they don't cooperate or cause trouble. much of the time, in most non-western countries, they can easily be killed if they cause problems, or at leaset chased out of the country to go somewhere else.  and where-ever they are , their underlying need to succeed , their desperation, makes them very valuable as a pool of more than hard working individuals, and or very dangerous as a cohesive group. but dangerous to whom? this depends.....

for example.  

many of the lebanese 'hizbolleh' were chased out of jordan and syria 30 + years ago as they were getting troublesome for the jordanian and syrian government. now , with labenese comfort and stability, hizbollah has been made dangerous to israel for the beenfit of iran over many years. and with syrias help, the lebanese government was toppled by hizbollah. the former government leadership having been loyal to the saudis has been assasinated, a number of people dead including rafik, AND ----his rich son now not even living in the country for fear of getting killled. 


consider that sometimes, dictators make the mistake of scapegoating wealthy and productive minorities only to chase them out of their land into the open embrace of an enemy territory that is all to willing to put their skills and whatever wealthy to good work against the dictator. 




when you think about the history of warfare---------you realize these 'displaced people' would ordinarily be taken as slaves by whichever country was conquering syria. if there was no time to enslave and transport them, they would be sold off to slave markets. if there was no time to sell them as slaves, they would be raped and murdered and fed to dogs. 

if there was no food , they would be boiled and eaten alive by the 'invaders'. 


if you think i'm joking, read the history of muslim conquest and slave trade in india and subaharan africa. i'm not trying to be 'anti-muslim' as the muslims of yesteryear are not the muslims of today. i'm just saying read history. even in the non-judeo-christian-muslim world

RARELy are fleeing people 'provided for' to the tune of cities. the jordanians are getting 63 million dollars (500 a head) to build an overnight 130k mini city. i'm not saying that's a lot of money, i'm saying they are getting paid because this is part of the strategy for wearing away the syrian dictatorship and devastating the country . keep refugees near by, and well fed enough to keep their hopes for 'returning home' alive. alive enough so that some of the teenagers and 10 year old boys will be motivated to fight or support the fighters. so that women can be used as whores for fighters to have sex with when they are 'on break' from fighting in syria. they need only cross the border. 


you gotta give the strategic war planners some credit for thinking this through. 63 million buys you an awful lot of human flesh waiting in the wings. 


what devastation we wrought.......sad that human beings treat each other as insects....



Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:57 | 4722557 American Dreams
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Last I checked Burling had a pop. of less than 50k and half of those are homeless.

American Dreams


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:26 | 4722088 ebworthen
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I thought Islamic Jihadist's were the enemy and that the Russians were our allies? 

But then we supportied Islamic Jihadist's to attempt to topple Assad (fail).

And now the Russian Federation is our enemy?

And the neo-Nazi's in Ukraine are now the good guys? 

"Fuck the EU" but let's send Billion$ to Kiev?

And an American going to Syria to help the Jihadist's we are supporting - is now a terrorist?

And to speak out against the U.S. Military (N.S.A.) raping the 4th amendment makes you a terrorist?

I'm so confused.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:28 | 4722119 logicalman
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No need to be confused.

All you have to know is that the elite know better than you.

See, simple.


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:22 | 4722100 q99x2
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Somebody call the police. There be feces atop the pyramid

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:27 | 4722117 fishmonger
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"Don't drone me, bro!"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:28 | 4722122 BaghdadBob
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Unfortunately the only way this mad situation will ever be resolved is if either the majority of US citizens finally stand up and put a stop to it (unlikely as most are too brainwashed) or if some foreign power (Russia or China) says enough is enough and they release the nukes. America has a decision to make. The entire world is witnessing it's destructive infringements into foreign lands and many of us are not buying the propaganda. We're all just about fed up of you Americans.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:02 | 4722247 LetThemEatRand
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Don't get too fed up with us.  We're full of corn syrup and you'll get diabetes.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:30 | 4722641 XitSam
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Bob, Bob, Bob. The proles will never revolt. The majority have picked the security of incessant war instead of Freedom. They choose the safety of NDAA detentions and a kill list over the risk of running their own lives.  They select the comfort that the police will kill their dog instead of them.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:29 | 4722123 buzzsaw99
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don't fund terrorism, that's the gubbermint's job

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:29 | 4722124 logicalman
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I've said it before.

One day I hope to wake up in a world that at least makes a little sense.

Until then, there's ethanol.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:33 | 4722143 Son of Captain Nemo
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One thing you can say for the U.S.A.

Whether it's something of absolute creative genius... or the worst form of treachery ever devised...

No one can ever say we don't exceed expectations!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:41 | 4722175 logicalman
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If supporting terrorism is a crime, where does that put the IRS??

Just asking.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:45 | 4722191 Postal
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Just asking.

That's how you get the NSA's attention and a body cavity search for drugs. Asking questions is "suspicious," after all.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:08 | 4722267 logicalman
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When TSHTF they'll just go after the ZH servers and make a list.

Guess you'll be on it too!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:26 | 4722329 Terminus C
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They can come. All I want is to kill more of them than they do of me.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 23:44 | 4722947 Jam Akin
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If taxing you is wrong, they don't wanna be right...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:15 | 4722458 Postal
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I'm on so many damn lists it's a wonder they let me fly. "Postal" is my military call-sign, after all.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:02 | 4722731 Aussiekiwi
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Strange, I can't mark up the post by postal, all others fine....PS. i love the NSA,

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 01:51 | 4723096 Boxed Merlot
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I can't mark up the post by postal...



That's because Postal's first comment was in italics.  There's some kind of way to bypass it, but I forget how it's done.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:43 | 4722181 boozo
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Many humanitarian types go into Syria to give non-political aid. Are these now criminals?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:10 | 4722275 logicalman
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When the world is being run by criminals, doing the right thing becomes against the law.


Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:24 | 4729966 MeelionDollerBogus
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All human-cia-tarians will be given unrestricted access.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:44 | 4722185 Postal
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And govtrack only gives it a 2% chance of passing....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:47 | 4722197 sangell
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The idiocy of this policy is that it is our own government that allows and even resettles foreign nationals from these nations into the US and then makes it a crime for 300 million Americans to visit these nations for fear of them becoming terrorists. Well excuse me but almost every single terrorist act committed in the US has been by people the US State Department admitted into the USA. Did the Boston Marathon bombers 'need' to be in the US. Most Americans would have said no, we don't need any Chechens or Dagestanis living here. How about Iraqi's, Afghans or Syrians. Instead of banning travel TO those kind of places how about banning emigration FROM them?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:30 | 4722338 Terminus C
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They allow people from those areas because they are useful idiots and will blow shit up for the state, or at least be a rightsless, unconnected patsy for them to blame. If you think those two boys planned and committed those bombings then I have three World Trade Center buildings to sell you... Cheap.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:55 | 4722221 KCMLO
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Damn, I was seriously considering a trip to Crimea this summer if I was invited to play at Kazantip, one of the biggest music festivals in the world.  Well, if there isn't a shooting war going on at least.  I'm assuming Russia is going to come up on this list at some point as part of their un-deescalation plan.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 06:27 | 4723232 Jack4952
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From an American now living in Ukraine:

We just returned from Crimea 1 week ago and it was FANTASTIC !!!!  (Our primary home is in Odessa, but we have a summer home in Alushta (near Yalta) in Crimea.

IF you still intend to visit Crimea, please be aware that while Americans used to be able to travel to Crimea (as part of Ukraine) WITHOUT a visa, now a VISA is required. When leaving Crimea last week we were told that I (as an American) would REQUIRE A VISA in order to return to Crimea, since it is now part of Russia. Such a visa can easily be obtained from any RUSSIAN CONSULATE.

--- Jack


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:06 | 4722235 Parrotile
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In the "not so unlikely" event that such legislation does manage to become enacted (and rest assured that the likes of Holder and his "owners" certainly DO want this enacted, and soon), it'll be "Syria today, where else tomorrow??"

Be assured that these "rules" will only apply to the "little people". Those with the correct connections will travel in style, with absolutely no impediment or sanction.

After all, we're told "they" are "doing God's Work". Seems their "God" might differ from the Xtian edition. . . . .

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:19 | 4729950 MeelionDollerBogus
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What's this I hear?

Ranchers in Nevadastan training cattle to be suicide bombers?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:01 | 4722242 B2u
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Is it ok to travel to Cuba?  I need to pick-up a few boxes of cigars.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:19 | 4722307 Yen Cross
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  I'd be more worried about that "normal hetrosexual" porn when flying into a shrinking g-8>g-7>g-6 airports.

  </SARC>  sort of

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:06 | 4722257 Blame Crash
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The Berlin Wall was built a brick at a time too.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 23:49 | 4722951 Jam Akin
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Finally, out of tilt up concrete panels.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:07 | 4722262 Bemused Observer
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You're kind of implying that this is yet another Obama-outrage...and yet you say, "Recently introduced in Congress, ‘The International Conflicts of Concern Act’ gives the President the power to ban travel to certain countries with the flick of his pen."

Recently introduced in Congress, not proposed by the White House...last I heard, Congress wasn't exactly interested in giving this President ANY extra powers, so why would they introduce this if it is as you say? Who calls their leader a dictator, then grants them more power?

There has to be more to this than you're saying, because as it is, it doesn't make sense. If Congress introduced this, it's because THEY want something, not because they want to grant Obama any extra powers.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:07 | 4722588 kchrisc
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The DC US, operating outside the Constitution, is nothing more than a criminal syndicate.

That the elites, banksters, etc., that control the DC US chose to "introduce" this treasonous piece of shit in the Congress, means that, like NDAA, they want/need a degree of legitimacy to hide their machinations.


"The guillotines won't how it came about, but only in the who."

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 06:04 | 4723223 Jack4952
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As the comedian George Carlin observed, just wait for the next election, after which the newly president and Congress wil improve your lfe immediately!

WHY do people still fall for the same old BULLSHIT ????

Forget the guillotines. A steel spike driven into the skull is what these bankers and politicians deserve!

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:18 | 4723714 kchrisc
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It is a wonder.

I have friends that between listening to me and being more intelligent than me HAVE  to know that it is the government and banksters that are to blame, yet they still believe that, "When Obama is gone, things will get better." It is a form of insanity.

I like the steel spike in the skull is a wonderful sentiment.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:03 | 4722740 Mesquite
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Trying to find logic in the actions of DC...

Tsk tsk...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:17 | 4722300 Mitzibitzi
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".....powerful enough to pierce through armored tanks."

As opposed to those tanks made exclusively of lacquered bamboo?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:30 | 4722340 Duc888
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Can't go against the Banksterz.  Next will be Brazil, China, Iraq, Venezuela, North Korea, South Africa, India and Russia, any country that will not knuckle under to the Petro Dollar.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:35 | 4722352 Duc888
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sangell: "The idiocy of this policy is that it is our own government that allows and even resettles foreign nationals from these nations into the US and then makes it a crime for 300 million Americans to visit these nations for fear of them becoming terrorists. Well excuse me but almost every single terrorist act committed in the US has been by people the US State Department admitted into the USA. Did the Boston Marathon bombers 'need' to be in the US. Most Americans would have said no, we don't need any Chechens or Dagestanis living here. How about Iraqi's, Afghans or Syrians. Instead of banning travel TO those kind of places how about banning emigration FROM them?"


Au Contraire', because it's Job Security for the three letter agencies.  They have to import problem people because good ole patriotic 'Muricans are too fat and stupid to revolt.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 01:02 | 4723046 TeresaE
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@Duc, +100, 

Au Contraire'because it's Job Security for the three letter agencies.  They have to import problem people because good ole patriotic 'Muricans are too fat and stupid to revolt"

Distracted by bullspit and chemically lobotomized too, just saying...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:49 | 4722529 dexter_morgan
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Needless to say, the US government has a pretty dismal record when it comes to arms dealing given that they’ve mistakenly placed military grade weaponry in the hands of drug cartels, dictators, and yes, terrorists. Oops.

Yeah ... mistakenly......that's the ticket

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:52 | 4722530 kchrisc
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"And the only way around the ban is by applying to the Treasury Department for a special license."

Soon one will need a license just to leave the DC US.


"Is it time for the guillotines yet?!"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:53 | 4722547 dexter_morgan
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long past time

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:55 | 4722712 Aussiekiwi
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BUT..BUT...They still Hate us for our Freedom....Don't they?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:06 | 4722751 kchrisc
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Considering that the real 'terrorists' are the criminals of the DC US and their Israeli masters, I would agree that they "hate us for our freedoms."


"One day they will hate me for my guillotine."


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:01 | 4722572 BubbaJones
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Just ignore the fact that Barry went to Pakistan with his boyfiend, I mean male friend during the 80's when Carter had banned travel there. I wonder which passport he used since U.S. citizens were banned from going there? Maybe his Indonesia passport since he was a British citizen.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:31 | 4722645 kchrisc
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Obama is a CIA citizen.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:03 | 4722735 Smiley
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If you trust the government you will lose your money, die, or go to prison.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 08:39 | 4723326 d edwards
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...a terrorist org whose leader has a Nobel peace prize-you mean 0bamao and the current federal regime?

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:10 | 4729923 MeelionDollerBogus
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about how AND.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 02:58 | 4723147 jackthelad
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Black must be having a slow day..


6% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 09:16 | 4723369 rsnoble
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The US gov't keeps fucking it's citizens and the citizens won't need to go anywhere to learn how to be a so-called terrorist.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 09:35 | 4723391 22winmag
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Making terrorists out of tens of millions of heavily armed Americans is most unwise for the treasonous, criminal conspiracy that poses as a legitimate government.


Someday soon, those tens of millions of heavily armed Americans will storm that Bastille, enforce the true laws of the land, and end the conspiracy.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 09:58 | 4723412 SMC
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Perhaps they are more concerned about US Citizens traveling, learning, and proving that US government "facts" are misrepresentations combined with outright lies.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:55 | 4723497 AdvancingTime
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This can only be justifyed by the argument that a terrorist lurks under every bed. Recently we have had a shift among Republicans with the percentage who think our government has gone overboard in restricting civil liberties in the fight against terrorism grew to 41 percent, this compares with 17 percent three years ago.

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