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Archive for the ‘News & Politics’ Category

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Aug - 30 - 2014 55 COMMENTS
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Those that would seek to dominate and control us all, love nothing better than to see us at each other’s throats. Our disharmony allows them to grasp everything they want without our notice.

Posted by sillylittleme On Aug - 28 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
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As a lifelong MA resident, I was mightily impacted by the recent battle over control of the revered Market Basket grocery chain. First thing this morning I went into my local Market Basket. The shelves are empty, they were stocking dry foods. The produce section is bare. There were three steaks in the case.

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Aug - 27 - 2014 48 COMMENTS
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Self-proclaimed critics attempted to tie Michael Brown to the Gangsta Life of the rap songs and violence, concluding that a kid with no criminal record was no better than a thug. Perhaps these critics have forgotten about the past, when young children idolized the pirates of the 1700s, the cowboys of the 1800s Old West, and the gangsters, bank robbers and killers of the early 1900s for their criminal exploits.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Aug - 24 - 2014 22 COMMENTS
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Some studies have been done to determine the effectiveness of body cameras worn by police officers. Effects on police/community relations and the numbers of complaints by citizens, of excessive force used by police officers were two key factors in these studies.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Aug - 23 - 2014 168 COMMENTS
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After the past few weeks of doom and gloom and the usual talking heads nonsense, my brain feels a little scrambled. I figured we should just mix it up good this weekend.

Posted by monicaangela On Aug - 22 - 2014 59 COMMENTS
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Can we as citizens of this nation have an influence on policies that could help to alleviate some of the pain/strife that we see in this nation? Should we be trying to make this country/this world a better place or should we just be spectators?

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 22 - 2014 28 COMMENTS
Police Shooting Missouri

“These ISIS guys, they won’t be armed, right? I mean, we’re seasoned Ferguson cops, we’re used to dealing harshly with groups of unarmed enemies, we’re great at that.”

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Aug - 21 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
ISIS II

How to stop ISIS, a group too hardline even for al-Qaida, in control of $3 Billion, 30,000 men and a lot of captured U.S. arms, with minds and hearts focused on the creation of a Sunni Fundamentalist Caliphate, is emerging as a most important topic among world leaders.

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 19 - 2014 49 COMMENTS
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Apparently, revolution and guns are only good things when in the hands of white people. Can you imagine what would be happening in Ferguson, MO right now if those protesting over the murder of Michael Brown openly carried rifles and hand guns in their protests?

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Aug - 18 - 2014 61 COMMENTS
Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri, is a majority-black city governed and policed mostly by whites. The mayor is white. The police chief is white. The police force is 94 percent white. Only one of its six city council members is black. Ferguson, with a 67 percent black population, seem to defy electoral logic.

Posted by Nirek On Aug - 17 - 2014 8 COMMENTS
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If we had jobs that paid well and a minimum wage that was livable we would not have nearly as many problems. People would be busy doing their jobs and living their lives.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Aug - 16 - 2014 66 COMMENTS
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In case you’re wondering, folks, mishigas is an alternate spelling of the Yiddish word “mishuga,” meaning crazy, silly, a bit daft, round the bend….etc. I thought, after such a week filled with depressing news, a little “mishigas,” might just be in store now. Pick your favorite tunes, by your favorite […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 15 - 2014 33 COMMENTS
satan vacation

When asked if it would strange to him, to be on vacation, Satan explained, “I am accustomed to being in horrific surroundings…so I booked a Carnival Cruise.”

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 13 - 2014 194 COMMENTS
ferguson-police

The militarization of police forces has turned them from a philosophy of protecting and serving the community to responding to even minor situations en masse with armored vehicles, military gear and combat uniforms complete with helmets and gas masks and we see an America that only used to live in dark science fiction stories.

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