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Old 2012-08-20, 12:05   Link #23001
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The man who gave the Black Panther Party some of its first firearms and weapons training - which preceded fatal shootouts with Oakland police in the turbulent 1960s - was an undercover FBI informer, according to a former bureau agent and an FBI report.

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/...nt-3800133.php
if you are member of occupied, you better start checking the background of the groups more militant members.
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Old 2012-08-20, 12:23   Link #23002
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Indeed, he deserves a pretty major facepalm. Or more preciselly my palm on his face... wait, scratch that: my FIST, his face. Yes, sounds about right.
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Old 2012-08-20, 13:33   Link #23003
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Indeed, he deserves a pretty major facepalm. Or more preciselly my palm on his face... wait, scratch that: my FIST, his face. Yes, sounds about right.
Also, what he said doesn't work that way.
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Old 2012-08-20, 13:40   Link #23004
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It is... almost impossible to enumerate how many directions he's wrong in
Misogyny, female biology, cultural values, how rape works, statistics.... ah well, I guess I came close
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Old 2012-08-20, 15:57   Link #23005
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Film director Tony Scott dead:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...ott-death.html

Terrible news. I never thought he'd commit suicide.

I sure love a number of his films, especially Top Gun and Crimson Tide which are cult movies for me. We'll surely miss his ability to direct entertaining movies.
I'm familiar with that bridge. It's actually a pretty tall. What a way to go.

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Old 2012-08-20, 16:45   Link #23006
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Hopefully we'll learn some details of his suicide note, and so shed some more light on the matter.
http://www.people.com/people/article...ss-fullcontent
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Old 2012-08-20, 17:34   Link #23007
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Top Republicans Tell Akin He Should Withdraw

The most significant item in this story is Karl Rove's suggestion that he will no longer run anti-McCaskill advertising in Missouri if Akin stays in. The Missouri Senate seat has been considered among the most vulnerable to a Republican gain, and the right-wing PACs have been buying large quantities of advertising time to attack McCaskill. (You may notice a certain homogeneity among the people who speak in the second of those ads.) If Akin continues to stay in, as he claims he will do, and the big PACs pull out, it will be a major victory for Democrats seeking to retain control of the Senate. The only good thing about this debacle for the Republicans is that it is happening now rather than in October when less-informed voters will start to pay attention to the election.

Republican Senate candidate George Allen, who is also mentioned in the Times article as encouraging Akin to withdraw, knows whereof he speaks. His calling a staffer for now-Senator James Webb a "macaca" contributed to his losing the Virginia Senate race in 2006.

The fact that Akin and intended Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan have collaborated on other anti-abortion measures with similarly absurd concepts like "forcible rape" has only started to creep into public consciousness. (Yesterday New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd likened the notion of "nonforcible rape" to "nonlethal murder.")

Last night the Romney/Ryan campaign said only that the candidates believed rape was an acceptable grounds for abortion, but Ryan's own espoused positions on the subject are much less tolerant. He has been a major force behind so-called "personhood" laws which would define life as beginning at conception. This would define almost any abortion for whatever reason as murder, along with morning-after pills like RU486. Today Romney himself took a much harder stance against Akin's claims calling them “insulting, inexcusable and, frankly, wrong.”

I've written more about the Akin case here, here and here.
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Old 2012-08-20, 17:36   Link #23008
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Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95:

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Old 2012-08-20, 18:53   Link #23009
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Apple's market value exceeds Microsoft's during 1999 bubble
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...87J0KM20120820
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Old 2012-08-20, 19:01   Link #23010
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I dunno if the idiot Congressman's speech is worse or not than Ishihara's speech about women past safe age of conception are useless and their existence is a sin.
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Old 2012-08-20, 19:12   Link #23011
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How can an elected member of the Congress even dare saying such insane BS?

This guy is such a wank! He really needs to step down from politics.
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Old 2012-08-20, 19:13   Link #23012
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63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'Last Ninja'

The art of ninjitsu is now officially stuffs of myths.
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Old 2012-08-20, 19:20   Link #23013
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63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'Last Ninja'

The art of ninjitsu is now officially stuffs of myths.
No hidden Ninja guild like in Assassin's Creed? I'm a little disappointed.
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Old 2012-08-20, 19:23   Link #23014
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How can an elected member of the Congress even dare saying such insane BS?

This guy is such a wank! He really needs to step down from politics.
what is really scary is this guy was elected to the House 6 times and his views are well known in his district.
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Old 2012-08-20, 19:33   Link #23015
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It could be a situation of, "his record for his district outweighs his stupid views". basically if he gets the district jobs or whatnot, he'll stay.
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Old 2012-08-20, 20:11   Link #23016
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basically if he gets the district jobs or whatnot, he'll stay.
The question is more will the elector remember his ''views'' the day of the vote. There's probably enough time for them to forget it.
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Old 2012-08-21, 06:46   Link #23017
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63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'Last Ninja'

The art of ninjitsu is now officially stuffs of myths.
Watch the maid cafes you visit. You may never know.........

Shell plans at least $1 billion a year China shale gas investment

China would soon be the centre of the world - the centre of pollution. [/sarcasm]
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Old 2012-08-21, 06:54   Link #23018
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63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'Last Ninja'

The art of ninjitsu is now officially stuffs of myths.
*rioting in his room

Naruto isn't real?! Arghhh!!!
Ninja scroll is...no!!!!
That's why...no matter how I tried... I can't do kagebushin!!!
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Old 2012-08-21, 07:06   Link #23019
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what is really scary is this guy was elected to the House 6 times and his views are well known in his district.
A congressional district is a smaller area than a senatorial district. There is more room for localized crazy.

This is often a problem some politicians have when they try to go up the political ladder. Their views that are acceptable at a low local level start to become unacceptable on the state level.


I think what tells you how much Akin has bungled this, is that even the troglodyte denizens of Free Republic aren't defending him.



One thing to consider is that Akin isn't TOTALLY off the ball. Violent sexual assault resulting in pregnancy is actually pretty rare. But that's due to a wide range of factors, emotional stress resulting in a miscarriage being only one of them. I honestly think a greater statistical factor would be the failure on the rapists part to successively deposit semen in the woman's vagina.


...but really. I can't ethically give Akin a pass on this. If you are even going to SUGGEST regulating peoples personal freedom to do something, then you better damn well know the terminology of what you're talking about. I didn't give Carolyn McCarthy a pass for "Shoulder thing that goes up", so it'd be hypocritical to give one to Akin. And the screw up that Akin did is a much more offensive muckup.

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Old 2012-08-21, 07:09   Link #23020
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Watch the maid cafes you visit. You may never know.........

Shell plans at least $1 billion a year China shale gas investment

China would soon be the centre of the world - the centre of pollution. [/sarcasm]
I would say than it's likely, given the way it's going.
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