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Old 2012-12-17, 00:23   Link #25281
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I find it amusing that a woman with a CCW would attempt to pass a weapons ban.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

The actual meaning of this gesture isn't one of pacifism and intolerance of violence, but one of privilege: you, me, any citizen who is not an official of the government--we are clearly less than they are.
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Old 2012-12-17, 00:30   Link #25282
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I find it amusing that a woman with a CCW would attempt to pass a weapons ban.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

The actual meaning of this gesture isn't one of pacifism and intolerance of violence, but one of privilege: you, me, any citizen who is not an official of the government--we are clearly less than they are.
I think Dianne is still traumatized by this event she witnesed.
The Moscone/Milk murders.
After that I think she acquired this attitude of "do as I say, not as I do" and while she thinks SHE is responsible with a gun, she clearly feels no one else is.
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Old 2012-12-17, 00:59   Link #25283
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I find it amusing that a woman with a CCW would attempt to pass a weapons ban.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

The actual meaning of this gesture isn't one of pacifism and intolerance of violence, but one of privilege: you, me, any citizen who is not an official of the government--we are clearly less than they are.
This is the politician who also said she "threw her gun into the bay" ... a serious bit of incompetency.

I'd be fine with laws (and the FUNDING) to address some real issues that actually achieve real results in reducing violence. But I want someone writing them who knows which end of the stick goes boom. That "assault weapon" ban (hint: there's no technical dictionary that uses that term, its a phony term) was piece of technical and grammatical garbage that achieved almost nothing. Feel-good nonsense at its worst.

And crap... this is news and politics but its getting too close to needing to be in that other thread for my comfort. I'm switching gears.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:10   Link #25284
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I shall attempt to remedy that situation.

Syrians sounding alarm over growing food shortages

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/1...#storylink=cpy
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:11   Link #25285
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Hmmm. Nearly all the international news vanished. Did the world stop everything because of a shooting in America? I was pretty certain all hell was about to break loose or something over the Syrian-Turkish border or that the Syrian military seemed to have bombed some Palestinians near their Israeli border.

Also aside from commentary in support of North Korea's missile launch and support of the Syrian government, we've not heard much out of Iran lately.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:15   Link #25286
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You know Ithekro you bring a great--albeit very tragic--point.
Here we see the world media in a tizzy about a madman killing 20 children wtih one of those evil "black rifles" but nearly nothing about this story today.

U.S. Drones Kill 178 Children in Pakistan and Yemen
http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/u-s-...tan-and-yemen/

Rather odd how our media works.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:27   Link #25287
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Rather odd how our media works.

I don't know, is it? I'm sure the Chinese have been reporting an awful lot about that knife rampage at a school and less on international news lately. I'm sure when that terrorist attack happened in Norway, they reported a lot less on what was going on in the Middle East and America for a while.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:28   Link #25288
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ITT US media works on nothing more than solely profits. And citizen journalism is their anathema because it cuts their incomes.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:32   Link #25289
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I don't know, is it? I'm sure the Chinese have been reporting an awful lot about that knife rampage at a school and less on international news lately. I'm sure when that terrorist attack happened in Norway, they reported a lot less on what was going on in the Middle East and America for a while.
But our government is responsible for those deaths.
It's not some nutjob with a weapon, it's our government kiling this kids with drones.
Isn't it the job of our media to report on this?
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:34   Link #25290
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But our government is responsible for those deaths.
It's not some nutjob with a weapon, it's our government kiling this kids with drones.
Isn't it the job of our media to report on this?
Say you are the government. Would you want your people to know that you are a bad person?
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:36   Link #25291
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Never really stopped them before.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:36   Link #25292
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Say you are the government. Would you want your people to know that you are a bad person?
Probably not.
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Old 2012-12-17, 01:37   Link #25293
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There are continuous rumors about Hugo Chavez demise, which ill be a game changer in Cuba (whose economy will not sustain itself without Venezuela's charity) and affect as far as Syria and Iran (who will lose another of their few allies). Russia will also lose some income as there will be no new orders for military equipment. Meanwhile my birthday gets closer by the day *death star theme*
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Old 2012-12-17, 04:55   Link #25294
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http://samuel-warde.com/2012/12/kkk-...stboro-church/

In short summary -- Westboro and its bat-crazy nutty policies plan to picket the recent school shooting.

Of all the groups... the KKK steps in:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...iPFH_blog.html
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Old 2012-12-17, 05:38   Link #25295
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You know Ithekro you bring a great--albeit very tragic--point.
Here we see the world media in a tizzy about a madman killing 20 children wtih one of those evil "black rifles" but nearly nothing about this story today.

U.S. Drones Kill 178 Children in Pakistan and Yemen
http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/u-s-...tan-and-yemen/

Rather odd how our media works.
http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/top-...ill-him-video/

Thoughts? If real, then I really feel like slowly strangling the life out of some fuckwit politicians now
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Old 2012-12-17, 05:43   Link #25296
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Never really stopped them before.
Amendments were made. The Watergate affair is a pretty good example when the whole shit ran deep into the WH about the depth of NORAD's bunker. Sure it didn't stop them, at least improvements were made to prevent FOIA from becoming as useless as its other legal counterparts.

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Probably not.
Actually I think Bush Jr does. And probably Nixon.

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http://samuel-warde.com/2012/12/kkk-...stboro-church/

In short summary -- Westboro and its bat-crazy nutty policies plan to picket the recent school shooting.

Of all the groups... the KKK steps in:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...iPFH_blog.html
How would WBC react when someone shoots up their Sunday School?

Regardless, it would be interesting to see the KKK activists drive by the church and attack it with an Mk 19 loaded with training rounds.

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http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/top-...ill-him-video/

Thoughts? If real, then I really feel like slowly strangling the life out of some fuckwit politicians now
I am having doubts about that print. It doesn't seem very.....authentic.
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Old 2012-12-17, 09:09   Link #25297
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Egypt opposition calls for protests against basic law
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8BD0CO20121217
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Egypt's opposition called for nationwide protests against a constitution backed by President Mohamed Mursi, after a vote exposed deep divisions that could undermine his efforts to build consensus for tough economic measures.
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Old 2012-12-17, 16:39   Link #25298
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Sorry, DPRK. Back to the drawing boards for you I'm afraid.

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The North Korean satellite launched into space last week is out of control and most likely dead, astronomers reported Monday. The apparent failure will not cause the spacecraft to fall quickly back to earth but represents a major setback in Pyongyang’s bid to portray the launching as a patriotic and technological success.

“It’s tumbling and we haven’t picked up any transmissions,” said Jonathan McDowell, a Harvard astronomer who tracks global rocket launchings and space activity. “Those two things are most consistent with the satellite being entirely inactive at this point.”
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Old 2012-12-17, 17:10   Link #25299
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this one was from MSN news. lol, time traveler car. what's next?

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You probably have enough conspiracy theories on your plate, what with Mayan prophecies and Crystal Skulls, but we've gathered shocking evidence that people might just be secretly time traveling all over the place. Look at the shocking photographic evidence of modern day faces popping up in sepia-tinted photos, present-day parking lots chock-a-block with futuristic vehicles, and incredible historic artwork revealing that ancient civilizations had laptops (not tablets though; don’t be silly). Are time travelers all around us? Are they moving effortlessly betwixt present, future and past? And will they be willing to share some lottery ticket numbers with us?
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Down the toilet with the DPRK!
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