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Born with a Silver Spoon in One’s mouth: Lost political issue

Once, Born with a Silver Spoon in One’s Mouth, was an important political issue. This year only Cheri Honkala the Green Party VP candidate talks accurately about her upbringing. Paul Ryan claiming his family would have been hard up except for his grandmother’s social security wasn’t challenged by Joe Biden, with a filthy rich upbringing as well. If he did, he would have won the debate for President Obama. The Ryan family was into oil money bef0re the Bush’s were.

The extended VP debate on Democracy Now was no better. Lois Rodrogues totally left out his totally humble background. He doesn’t mind talking about it elsewhere. How could he have missed Paul Ryan’s fraud. In the extended Presidential debate Rocky and Jill built each other up. Jill Stein the Green Party Presidential candidate came from Hyde Park a well off suburb. Not well equipped to call Romney a filthy rich spoiled brat.


The one bit of good news is that Martha Raddatz the moderator of the VP debate did her job. No one else did. That is unless Romney’s and Ryan’s job is to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes which they did with flying colors. Someone got to start talking about the filthy rich monsters hogging it all. It is a shame that so many of the alternative voices are silent as well,


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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
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Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
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