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Posted by sillylittleme On Aug - 28 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
market basket strong

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 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 AdLib On Aug - 19 - 2014 49 COMMENTS
bundy militia

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 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.

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 11 - 2014 61 COMMENTS
Yazidis

What if ISIS was invading Jordan or Israel or even somewhere in Europe and on a genocidal march through the country, would President Obama be just as much of a hypocrite if he acted against them then? Are hypocrisy and conscience conditional based on what the latitude and longitude is of a terrorist-driven slaughter?

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Aug - 7 - 2014 32 COMMENTS
Kashkari On Street

GOP candidate for governor of California went to the city of Fresno to spend a week homeless and made this video about his experience. B.S. or commendable? 

Posted by Nirek On Aug - 6 - 2014 32 COMMENTS
McCain_at_Annapolis

What do you suppose he is hiding? Why is all the information about him classified? Was he treated differently than other POW’s? Why is he such a “hawk”?

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 4 - 2014 47 COMMENTS
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The real issue here is that when you criticize white people in power for using their power to further oppress black people, you’re being racist. After all, aren’t you attacking only white people when you do so?

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