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    Posted: July 07 2016 at 09:11
I watched the videos of both shootings, I refrain from saying anything more than it made me sick with disgust and rage.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2016 at 08:18
I understand the need for euphemisms but the news is clearer this way: 

Another murderer with a badge killed someone for being too dark. 
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Two new police officer shootings in the US this week.  https://www.yahoo.com/gma/video-emerges-deadly-baton-rouge-police-shooting-202050873--abc-news-topstories.html  and  http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/07/us/falcon-heights-shooting-minnesota/index.html

In both cases, the perp/victim had a gun, thus resulting in the officers "fearing for their lives", but in both cases the officers appear to be trigger happy.  The Baton Rouge case seems to have a little more justification (maybe) but is also being portrayed as the officers bullying the perp/victim.  The Minnesota case seems to be a more cut and dry case of police brutality.  Although it is he says/she says on what happened prior to the shooting, this one definitely feels like the officer screwed up. 
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hope Juno sends back some good stuff --

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   -- John F. Kennedy
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A bit old news, but still outrageous.

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The Others take these Norwegian "authorities" ....AngryAngryAngry

... to keep it relatively civil and mild, otherwise Censored
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Congratulations Golden State Warriors for breaking the all-time season win record !




To think they were perenial losers (along with the SD/LA Clippers) for 4 or 5  decades ... and both have risen to become their division's powerhouses around the same timeConfused

I'd suspect doping issues if it wasn't franchise team sports LOL
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Thumbs Up wow... well how about that... Clap






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Congratulations Golden State Warriors for breaking the all-time season win record !


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   -- John F. Kennedy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2016 at 19:36
he ain't from D.C... no one lives there really... you only work there LOL

spam or not...  women's fashion beats the 1000th iteration of any possible permutation of Genesis or Dull topics any day of the week and twice on Sunday's.
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Originally posted by BlueScar BlueScar wrote:

Found here some news about fashion trends for men in 2016 Approve Interesting hairstyles, look beautiful but I'm a bit cinfused about the name of this style Geek
Hey, you're spam, aren't you? I looked at your first six posts (and I suggest some admins do so as well), and 3 of them either refer to Ariana Grande or have links to sites which advertise her swill. 

You too have funny way of sentence structure what don't seem like you from Washington, DC, eh? 
And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
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thumbs down on that man....Thumbs Down
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awesome... I am all about fashion. Men's and especially women's...

let's see what you have there....
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Gary Shandling died today.   Best to his family and friends.

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In lighter news, life imitates art down under.
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Many of the points made in that article are very valid and what many of us outside USA have also felt for a long time (so to that extent, it wasn't a surprise).  But I see it all as a fuel for the fire rather than the inception of the fire itself.  US did not create radical Islam; it did, willingly or unwillingly, abet its rise over the years.  The idea of arming fundamentalist enemies of Russia to defeat communism has been increasingly shown to be a bad one.  
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Iíve just read that article and I have problems regarding it on several levels, even if it is (or perhaps, because?) itís penned by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. I have a great respect for several members of the Kennedy family, but letís not forget: they are politicians, and therefore, by my (admittedly) own definition, highly untrustworthy.

I donít doubt that the CIA and the US have been playing a nasty role in the Middle Eastern area for a very long time, but then my doubts about the validity of the article begin.

First, I doubt itís possible that the power of the CIA is so all-encompassing as to be able to incite coups and rebellions in the area by the dozens at just the mere snap of the fingers, as the article seems to suggest. I mean, what almighty and omniscient power do they hold over an area that is unbelievably rich in its own right anyway? Let's not forget that during the 50's, 60's, and 70's, the timeframe of the article's main viewpoint, they were already immensely prosperous.

Secondly, I fail to follow the logic. If the CIA had to stage those myriad coups to make the area outwardly US friendly and thereby securing the US as fuel trade partners, then surely they canít have been US friendly to begin with. Yet, if that then is the natural attitude towards the US in the Middle East, how can the author say that US hostility was caused by CIA meddling? By his own account, it was like that anyway. Itís false logic. Or does he mean they became even more anti-American?

Third, and most importantly: where is the evidence? Where is the proof, where are the sources and the reliable witnesses to these statements? Paid off? Assassinated? Executed? Living in witness protection somewhere? Itís all allegations.

I know that immoral and despicable measures were taken by the CIA to ensure that the US would be supplied with oil, and if the author had made that point, I could have overlooked my other doubts, but as he uses his false logic to put the blame for the Middle Eastís current attitude solely and squarely at the CIAís door, that is just plain wrong, which he unwittingly goes on to prove in his own article, starting pretty much at the very beginning of it.

I think I see what the author is trying to do here: make the reader see another angle or shake false impressions conveyed by the US media, which is very admirable, but at the same time he seems to overstep the mark, thereby placing his efforts in a highly dubious light.

It's a shame. The article could have been insightful.

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Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

I found this an interesting read...
 
That was an interesting read. 
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^^ Sure it's what a terrorist organization does but they had to sort skip steps because they first wanted to target infidels in their own religion (ie Shias and non hardline Sunnis). But the timing of the oil slump and IS getting more aggressive and taking on Europe is too much of a coincidence.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2016 at 04:24
Originally posted by rogerthat rogerthat wrote:

Originally posted by Matthew _Gill Matthew _Gill wrote:

The left claim extremism is a recent phenomena but Jihadist attacks are notably on the up because A. there are more Islamists living in Europe and B. propaganda is more easily accessed thanks to the internet being more readily available.

There's another reason. With the oil slump, Saudi is in trouble. Hence they may likely be running out of funding for IS. So IS is using desperate tactics to attract recruits and targeting major European cities is an effective way to advertise their 'importance'.


Maybe, although as a terrorist organisation attacking enemy targets in the way they do doesn't really equate to 'desperate' tactics. It's simply what they do.

With regard to Saudi, I agree they fund ISIS although officially private interests fund them, not the government or royal family through oil revenues, but if oil slumps too far that will obviously impact on all economic interests there, and as Saudi's biggest oil customers the US and EU are indirectly funding the terrorists attacking them. A f***ed up world, I would say.
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