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    Ferguson Police Force Deployed

    “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.”

  • bundy militia

    The Revolution Will Be Crimina

    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?

  • ferguson-police

    The Police States of America

    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.

  • Yazidis

    Why Preventing Genocide Isn't

    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?

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.”

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?

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.

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?

Friday Music Thread – Suffragette City

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 8 - 2011 99 Comments
women poster

  Republicans are pushing government towards a shutdown if they can’t take health care and rights away from women. Today’s theme for the Music Thread is a push back against that, songs about respect for and the strength of women. Respect – Aretha Franklin I Am Woman – Helen Reddy […]

back2future

I was raised by a father who couldn’t abide the Republican Party. In fact, I don’t ever recall a time in his life when he didn’t refer to the GOP collectively as “those god-damned Republicans.” When Mills Godwin, a Democratic governor of Virginia, defected, mid-term, to the Republicans, my father […]

planet pov award

What a remarkable year we had here at PlanetPOV in 2010! The depth, insights and wit of posts written by the community here was nothing less than impressive. There were so many great articles, it was difficult to narrow them down to the selections below. Though we call this “top” […]

From the Muddy Banks of Rememberance

Posted by Khirad On Apr - 5 - 2011 39 Comments
welcometoaberdeen

1967-1994

S’cuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

Posted by whatsthatsound On Apr - 4 - 2011 41 Comments
Giza

“That particular sense of sacred rapture men say they experience in contemplating nature- I’ve never received it from nature, only from. Buildings, Skyscrapers. I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.”
- Ayn Rand

scorpion

So the President’s running for re-election. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Most Presidents aspire to a second term. Only natural, and we, as Democrats, should be pleased. Whatever you say, he’s accomplished a lot – more than his previous two Democratic predecessors. So that’s that then. We […]

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