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Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 24 - 2014 48 COMMENTS
ferguson-grand-jury

We shall see what decision was reached and what the reaction is. Your thoughts and comments are invited and welcome here, before, during and after the decision is announced.

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 24 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
gop press

Sen. Ted Cruz and the majority of Republican men in Congress explained that it was their sole responsibility to take the trash out in their house and that their wives’ unilateral action in taking it out makes it impossible for the trash to be taken out in the future.

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 8 - 2014 37 COMMENTS
afghanistan33

Terrorist organizations want the U.S. to be so frightened by them that the US elevates them by declaring war on them. Would the US declare war on an entity that wasn’t challenging and threatening to the most powerful military nation in the world?

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Aug - 27 - 2014 55 COMMENTS
michael-brown-ferguson-funeral-ftr

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 monicaangela On Aug - 22 - 2014 59 COMMENTS
bay window

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 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 AdLib On Aug - 4 - 2014 47 COMMENTS
image

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?

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jul - 4 - 2014 48 COMMENTS
Voting Booth

We are “responsible for the greatest trust ever confided to a political society.” (Patrick Henry) But as polling demonstrates the American Public has shirked its responsibility in failing to be the informed electorate that John Adams believed was the foundation of any democracy.

Posted by SallyT On Jul - 4 - 2014 57 COMMENTS
flagpole1

The story of a unique flagpole and what it stands for.

Posted by Zeke On Jul - 2 - 2014 41 COMMENTS
Thomas_P._Rossiter,_Signing_of_the_Constitution

If one engages with a theocrat and takes the time to debunk enough of their claims, eventually, they will get into ambiguous territory like what was the “Real” intent of the founders.

Posted by Nirek On Jul - 1 - 2014 186 COMMENTS
children borders

Suddenly, unaccompanied children are pouring across the border from Mexico. They are not all from Mexico but from Honduras and other Central American countries. Where do we start to end the crossings?

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 27 - 2014 96 COMMENTS
marines - war

I don’t believe we should commit our military to war without first giving a lot of thought and research into why we should or shouldn’t put them in harm’s way.

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