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  • Gunmen kill 29 women in attack on Baghdad brothel

    07/16/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Jul 2014 | anon
    Religious militias are suspected of carrying out a massacre in a brothel in Baghdad in which 29 women and two men were killed. ... an notorious brothel-keeper known only as "Aws", who used to bribe police and soldiers in the neighbourhood to turn a blind eye to his rackets. The side street where the compound was located was routinely guarded by members of the security forces. Grisly photographs obtained by the AFP news agency showed crouching bodies of five women huddled together in a corner of a bathroom with blood-spattered tiled walls and floor ...
  • Parents of California victims angered by "broken" health, legal systems

    06/21/2014 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-21-2014
    The families of three college students stabbed to death by a 22-year-old before he gunned down three more victims said the U.S. health and legal systems valued the rights of the mentally ill over those who become their victims. Police said Elliot Rodger, the son of a film director, stabbed the students in his apartment on May 23, before shooting and killing three more victims in the town of Isla Vista near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He then shot himself. "The system is clearly broken. It should have protected our sons, who were so...
  • Are Most Mass Murderers Really White?

    06/13/2014 3:58:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10 June, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Aside from attacks on the Second Amendment, there is a certain theme that’s now repeated after every massacre committed by an unhinged individual: that most all mass killers are white. After the recent Elliot Rodger murders, for instance, Michael Moore said that he no longer had “anything to say” before immediately saying, “Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males.” Not to be one-upped in the inanity department by a mass of male whiteness, one Brittney Cooper at Salon wrote, “How many times must troubled young white men engage in these terroristic acts that make...
  • Mental Health Screening a Good Way to Decrease Liberty

    06/03/2014 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Last week Americans were shocked and saddened by another mass killing, this one near a college campus in California. We all feel deep sympathy for the families of the victims. As usual, many people responded to this shooting by calling for new federal gun control laws, including the mental health screening of anyone attempting to purchase a firearm. There are a number of problems with this proposal. Federally-mandated mental health screenings would require storing mental health records in a government database. This obviously raises concerns about patient privacy and doctor-patient confidentiality, as well as the threat of identity theft....
  • Making Sense

    05/29/2014 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    You all know who he is. But I'm not going to repeat the name of the 22-year-old crazy person who stabbed or shot six young people to death near the UC Santa Barbara campus last week. I'm not going to quote from his insane 137-page "manifesto," either. It just spews his pathetic reasons for why he planned his murderous retribution against all the girls who had paid him no attention during his short and awful lifetime. You know about his pampered but mentally troubled and lonely life - growing up amid the movie glamour of planet Hollywood, seeing a therapist...
  • Memo to gun-control advocates: Even Elliot Rodger believed guns would have deterred him

    05/28/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2014
    How can we prevent mass murderers? Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six innocent people this past Friday in California, is causing everyone to ask that question, yet again. Rodger spent over a year and a half meticulously planning his attack. His 141-page “manifesto” makes it clear that he feared someone with a gun could stop him before he was able to kill a lot of people. Consider his discussion about where he thought the best place to attack people was: . . .
  • If abortion was a person it would the silver medal winner of this list...

    04/23/2014 10:11:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Actually, if your view of abortion was limited to America only post Roe v. Wade the title of this post would be true...in all actuality it's probably king of the hill here.
  • Lenin's Popularity Highest in Years on Revolutionary's 144th Birthday

    04/22/2014 8:01:50 AM PDT · by No One Special · 61 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Vladimir Filonov
    Supporters of Vladimir Lenin flocked to Red Square on Tuesday to celebrate the 144th anniversary of the revolutionary's birthday. Support for the legacy of Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin is on the rise, a poll published on the eve of the 144th anniversary of his birth showed. Asked what they thought about Lenin's contribution to Russian history, 38 percent of Russians said his influence had been "mostly positive." The survey, conducted by the independent Levada Center pollster and published Monday, showed a steady increase in Lenin's popularity since 2006, when only 29 percent rated his influence as mostly positive. The figure...
  • U.S. Infanticide Just as Ungodly as Syrian Genocide

    09/09/2013 8:45:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 9, 2013 | JP
    “Well over 1,000 people were murdered; several hundred were children,” said President Barack Obama. “These appalling violations against children must stop and those carrying them out held accountable,” read a report from Save the Children. “The great tragedy of this century; a disgraceful humanitarian calamity,” declared Antonio Gutteres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. How ironic the outpouring of outrage over the mass murder of children at the hands of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime when there is barely a peep about the mass murder of unborn children here in the United States. The killing of several hundred children in Syria’s...
  • Mass murders a white-male, not mental-health, issue

    04/02/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | April 1, 2013 | CHARLOTTE AND HARRIET CHILDRESS
    IMAGINE if African-American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we'd have political debates demanding that African-Americans be "held accountable." But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room. Nearly all the mass shootings in this country in recent years have been committed by white men and boys. Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest that it is unfair if we talk about...
  • The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook: The intellectual and emotional emptiness at the heart of atheism

    01/15/2013 7:32:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism’s response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism “has nothing to offer when people are suffering.” She wrote the piece, “The Blessings of Atheism” (“It is Here and It is Now!” screams the subhead), to prove her colleague wrong by offering a consoling atheist alternative to religion’s consoling belief in an afterlife. Atheists cannot believe that there is any...
  • Gun owner listed on Journal News map has home burglarized

    01/14/2013 7:31:19 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Police are investigating whether a White Plains, NY home break-in was the result of the homeowner being pinpointed on the handgun permit map recently published by a NY newspaper. According to a Westchester/Rockland Newsday report, two burglars broke into the home and went for the safe that contained the owner’s guns. The victim, a man in his 70s, was not home at the time. The burglars were unable to open the safe, and one suspect was taken into custody. The Journal News has been harshly criticized...
  • Think government mass murder for 'gun control' can't happen here? It already has

    01/13/2013 5:10:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 January, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    The hope here is to direct readers' attention to an important piece published today by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. The article is especially recommended to those who believe that the notion of the U.S. committing mass murder in pursuit of "gun control" is a paranoid, right-wing fantasy. If so, it's a "fantasy" that has already happened. The massacre of Wounded Knee was the direct result of the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry enforcing the government's forcible disarmament edicts against the Sioux Indian Nation. December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at...
  • Some facts are not true, and that's a fact

    12/22/2012 9:40:12 AM PST · by John David Powell · 7 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | John David Powell
    Hash Brown, down at Sparky’s Diner, likes to tell the story about his buddy who handed out a fistful of dollar bills to the good-looking “exotic” dancer, only to find out she was a he. Hash says his buddy learned the hard way that not everything is what it seems, no matter how up close and personal you get. The idea that facts are not always the truth is a lesson journalists never seem to learn, and the bigger the story, the more we seem to fail the test. The live coverage of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School...
  • Our Sociopaths, Ourselves: What could have stopped Adam Lanza?

    12/20/2012 6:51:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/20/2012 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    The school shooting in Newtown was so horrific and heartbreaking that it is only natural to call out for whatever it takes to make sure nothing like it ever happens again. It is hard to disagree with those who are demanding stronger gun-control laws and better mental-health oversight of unstable people. But how workable are such measures — and how effective? And are we asking the right questions?The proposed gun-control legislation sponsored by California senator Dianne Feinstein sounds reasonable. But it is not clear that it would make a difference. It would stop the sale and manufacture of some...
  • Love America, Love Guns.

    12/18/2012 8:34:12 AM PST · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | Rob Cunningham
    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. —————————— In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. —————————— Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. —————————— China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded...
  • A Possible Explanation Of Why There Are So Few Female Mass Murderers

    12/18/2012 6:36:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/18/2012 | Ryu Spaeth, The Week
    The emerging profile of Adam Lanza, the suspected shooter in the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., is depressingly familiar. He has been described as being socially awkward and a loner. He reportedly had Asperger's syndrome — a high-performing form of autism — and may have been afflicted by other psychiatric problems. And he was male. His sex almost goes without saying. According to Mother Jones, 62 mass shootings — defined as a single spree that killed at least four people — have been carried out in the U.S. since 1982. Only one was perpetrated by a female. In 2006, Jennifer...
  • Chuck Todd : If your kid’s playing “Halo” for 3 hours a night, make sure he doesn’t have a problem

    12/18/2012 5:33:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, I like this clip because it captures the essence of the Do Something gun-control impulse, even though Todd's not talking about guns. The "Halo" games have sold 50 million copies worldwide. Microsoft estimates that people collectively have spent five billion hours playing them. Violent crime has been declining for 40 years and mass shootings are no more common now than they used to be. I'd bet that, if anything, video games reduce violent crime by providing an innocuous outlet for thrill-seeking. But who cares? The point of Do Something isn't to craft a policy response carefully tailored to...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: I Wish to God that the Principal Would Have Had an M4

    12/16/2012 4:04:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Many people are insisting we all sit down and have a thoughtful, calm reflection on the Second Amendment after the Connecticut massacre. Others, particularly on the Left, are more forthright and are demanding more gun control. If we are to engage in the former, however, I want to share some of the arguments Rep. Louie Gohmert made today on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. The segment with Gohmert began with footage of Eric Holder saying we need to discuss who we are as a nation, talk about the freedom and rights we have, and how they can be used...
  • Time for Schools to be Gun-free Free

    12/16/2012 6:17:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If there's anything the Newtown massacre has proven, it's that school zones billed as "gun-free" cannot be guaranteed to thus be. They're only virtually certain to be good-guy-gun-free. And it's time for this symbolism-over-substance policy to end. The fact is that we're making the good easy prey for the wicked, and this has been acknowledged by some current and former law-enforcement officials. As Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Kouri writes: ******** [F]ormer police detective Mike Snopes believes that gun free zones invite killers. "The killer in [Newtown] came armed for...
  • Bangladesh Tribunal Accuses New York Imam and President of ICNA, Khan of War Crimes and Mass Murder

    12/13/2012 10:40:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Despite the carefully constructed myth surrounding Muslim Brotherhood groups in America advanced by a hostile and pro-jihadist media, the truth about these killers is out there. One of the chief al-Badr (Jamai Death squad in 1971) executioners. It has been clearly proved that he himself shot to death 7 teachers of Dhaka university in the killing zones at Mirpur. A certain Mofizzuddin, who drove the vehicle that carried those hapless victims to Mirpur, has clearly identified Ashrafuzzaman as the "chief killer" of the intellectuals. (here) ICNA's NY president, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, is charged in the abductions and deaths of 18 people...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • NAPOLITANO: Akin absurdity aside, rape never justifies abortion

    08/23/2012 8:39:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party’s nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy. In a now infamous statement, in which he used the bizarre and unheard-of phrase “legitimate rape,” the congressman gave the impression that some rapes of women are not mentally or seriously resisted. This is an antediluvian and misogynistic myth for which there is no basis in fact...
  • Woman who rammed pro-lifers with car was Catholic Relief Services employee

    08/21/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 21, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Catholic Relief Services responds to criticisms over its partnerships with pro-abortion anti-poverty groups, LifeSiteNews has discovered that the aid organization also has a history of hiring employees with strong ties to pro-abortion and pro-contraception organizations. One CRS employee lists the pro-abortion Pro-Choice Resources and Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies as former employers on her LinkedIn resume, while another was hired by the Catholic aid organization directly from the pro-abortion Population Services International.  Another former employee was convicted of assault last fall after ramming her car into a crowd at the DC...
  • The Colorado Killer

    08/06/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT · by AMP1 · 10 replies
    AmpersanArchist.com ^ | 2012-08-05 | AmpersanArchist1
    As an interested observer of pop, social and political culture, I must confess to a fantasy I’ve had for quite a while. Don’t worry, you won’t be embarrassed. It’s nothing personal. I don’t watch TV anymore; so I don’t see TV news often. I do however; see Hannity and Greta on Wednesday nights, on the west coast, while working out in the gym. That’s about it. Instead, I listen to talk radio in the car and on my computer, so I am aware of current issues and I read many news sources and read blogs. I fantasize that when the...
  • Going Postal, Pre-Pistol How did mass murderers operate before the advent of modern weapons?

    07/28/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    slate.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Brian Palmer
    The shooting spree that killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on Friday has sparked a public debate about the availability of automatic weapons. Gun control advocates argue that mass murder is exceedingly difficult without them. One source told the Washington Post, “It’s kind of hard to be a pseudo-commando with a musket in the 18th century.” How did people commit mass murder before the advent of automatic weapons? Often with fire. Revolutionary War veteran Barnett Davenport is widely considered the first mass murderer in U.S. history. On the evening of Feb. 3, 1780, Davenport burst into the...
  • Colorado shooter: a high achiever's abrupt descent

    07/26/2012 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 105 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2012 | Stephanie Simon and Dan Whitcomb
    For most of his 24 years, James Holmes seemed to be doing everything right. He worked for a summer as a counselor at a camp for needy kids, guiding them through activities designed to teach empathy, compassion and good citizenship. Another summer, he snagged a prestigious internship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He attended church with his family in their quiet, upper-middle-class San Diego neighborhood, listening to his sister play bass in the worship band. He breezed through high school and college, taking a strong interest in science and graduating with honors from the University of California, Riverside....
  • No Concealed Carry Allowed in Aurora, Co? (Scene of Shooting)

    07/20/2012 11:02:14 AM PDT · by Errant · 26 replies
    Vanity
    Asking yourself why no concealed carry permit holder was present to stop the shooter? Maybe this is why: Aurora, Co 1. "Dangerous weapon" includes firearm 2. Revocation of license for furnishing a firearm to a minor or someone under the influence. 3. Window displays cannot include firearms with barrels less than 12 inches long. 4. Unlawful to carry concealed "dangerous weapon" 5. Unlawful to discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on duty or on shooting range. 6. Unlawful to possess firearm while under the influence of intoxicant 7. Unlawful to have loaded firearm in motor vehicle. 8. Unlawful for a...
  • Maryland AFL-CIO leader calls Che Guevara, Cynthia McKinney heroes

    01/05/2012 9:06:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 28, 2011 | Joe Newby
    In a video posted at The Blaze Wednesday, Fred Mason, President of the AFL-CIO in Maryland and the District of Columbia, called former Rep. Cyntia McKinney (D-GA) and Communist guerilla Che Guevara heroes. "Without a person like Cynthia McKinney, there would not have been a Barack Obama," he said while speaking at Baltimore's Union Baptist Church in late August. "And I was reminded of one of my heroes, Che Guevara, and his contribution to the Cuban Revolution," he added. According to Mason, Guevara was "an internationalist," who "was about oppressed people everywhere." "Anywhere there was suffering, he spoke out against...
  • Oslo Terrorist – Was He a Christian Conservative? (A christianity you do not recognize)

    07/27/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Soopermexican ^ | July 25th
    The Manifesto supports: Environmentalism One-Child Birth policies Nationalization (State Control) of Private Companies and the Manifesto criticizes: American Capitalism American Imperialism American Intervention Right-Wing Media Monopolies Weakness of Christianity
  • Norway Mass Murder: The Dexter Factor

    07/27/2011 6:17:54 AM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna blogspot ^ | July 27, 2011 | Frontinus
    Norway Mass Murder: The Dexter FactorQuote: "... no one is talking about the Dexter Factor, which is this: “Andrew Berwick” liked the Dexter cable series about a ruthless and completely deceptive serial killer." “Andrew Berwick” didn’t just watch Dexter, he found it “hilarious.” "The Dexter series is dedicated to glamorizing serial killing, with a focus on the mechanics of execution. A show explicitly and unashamedly glamorizing evil, justifying evil, and training in the specific operations of evil. There are several glaring discrepancies in media coverage of the heartbreaking and enraging attack in Norway, but this one is obvious: this mass...
  • Breivik no Christian nut, just nuts

    07/26/2011 1:11:51 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 26, 2011 | Ezra Levant
    Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old from Oslo, has confessed to murdering 76 Norwegians in a shooting and bombing spree last Friday. When the bomb exploded outside the prime minister’s office in Oslo, a Muslim terrorist group called Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, which means Helpers of the Global Jihad, took credit. But they were lying. It was the work of a lone madman — although Breivik told a judge there are two other cells of activists also operating. Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen — or whether it’s part of Breivik’s bizarre mind. In a 1,500-page manifesto Breivik released...
  • Charlie Sheen: "The Che Guevara of TV"?

    03/10/2011 9:06:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    Last week on his show Piers Morgan Tonight, the smitten host gushed that his impromptu guest Charlie Sheen (before his complete meltdown) was "the Che Guevara of television" and "one of life’s great characters." What a wild and crazy guy, that Che Guevara! CNN was the first U.S. network Fidel Castro bestowed with a Havana Bureau, so Morgan’s epic stupidity might be superseded by other factors here. And Sheen’s meltdown has greatly accelerated since then. But Piers Morgan’s stupidity still presents an irresistible lure. So let's get started. . The puritan Stalinist Piers Morgan equates with Charlie Sheen initiated Cuba's...
  • Illegal immigrant accused of killing three in gun and knife rampage

    02/12/2011 3:24:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    was deported 10 years ago... but never left the country Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, an illegal immigrant, was charged in the pair of attacks blocks apart on Thursday night that left three people dead and three others injured, Police Chief Doug Keen said. Brenda Ashcraft, 56, and her son William Ashcraft, 37, were shot and killed in the first attack shortly after 7pm on Thursday. A 34-year-old woman was injured and remains hospitalised, and a 15-year-old girl was treated and released. In the second attack, 48-year-old Julio Cesar Ulloa was shot and killed, and a 77-year-old woman suffered head wounds...
  • Virginia Tech & Tucson

    01/10/2011 8:29:07 AM PST · by umgud · 18 replies
    me ^ | 1/10/11 | me
    Most mass murderers have one thing in common. It seems that at every mass murder event, the shooter has to reload, generally multiple times. In April, 2007 at Virginia Tech, the shooter (Cho) shot 58 people, 33 died, including himself, via suicide. His victims were at multiple locations and while some were heroic, trying to block doors and such, nobody stepped up and rushed him, not even during his multiple reloads. I was really puzzled at the time that so many apparently just waited their turn to be shot. Sadly, this seems to be common at mass murder events. Maybe...
  • Who holds the title of 'Greatest Mass Murderer in History?' (The winner is ....)

    09/17/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2010 | Rick Moran
    And the winner is... Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history...
  • Bishop attempted suicide after being charged in brother's death

    06/18/2010 5:15:37 PM PDT · by Brytani · 9 replies · 395+ views
    boston.com ^ | 6/18/2010 | Donovan Slack and Shelley Murphy
    Days after Amy Bishop was indicted on a murder charge for the 1986 shotgun slaying of her 18-year-old brother in their Braintree home, she tried to kill herself in an Alabama jail where she has been held since allegedly going on a shooting rampage in February at the University of Alabama Huntsville. A source confirmed a report by WHNT television station in Alabama that Bishop, 45, attempted suicide at Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. She was treated at a local hospital, then returned to the jail. Bishop's attorney in Alabama could not immediately be reached.
  • Perhaps Derrick Bird's deadly rampages aren't so 'inexplicable' after all (Cumberland Massacre)

    06/06/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies · 590+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 5, 2010 | Peter Hitchens
    (edit) The truth is that until 1920, Britain’s gun laws were so relaxed they made Texas look effeminate, but we had virtually no gun crime. That only really began to increase here after we abolished hanging. But that truth doesn’t fit the Leftist dogma which has everyone, including the Tories, the media and the police, in its grip, so the facts will be ignored.(edit) But I’d also like to urge another line of investigation.  Was Bird taking the anti-depressant pills that are now prescribed so readily by NHS doctors to so many people whose lives – like Bird’s – have...
  • Toughest laws in the world could not stop Cumbria tragedy(UK mass murder)

    06/02/2010 7:07:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 586+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 2 June, 2010 | Richard Ford
    Gun laws in the UK are among the toughest in the world after a number of mass killings over the past three decades. Anyone who acquires or is in possession of a shotgun — the weapon believed to have been used in the Cumbria killings — must have a certificate issued by a chief police officer in the area in which they live. The certificate allows the holder to possess any number of shotguns, including pump-action and self-loading weapons with a magazine that cannot hold more than two cartridges. The officer must be satisfied that an applicant has “good reason”...
  • Execution hinges on experts’ words (mass murderer George Banks)

    04/28/2010 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 6 replies · 484+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) | 4/28/2010 | Sheena Delazio
    WILKES-BARRE – For the first time in more than 20 years, convicted mass murderer George Banks returned to Luzerne County on Tuesday. Banks, 67, appeared before Judge Joseph Augello for a third competency hearing to determine if he understands he faces the death penalty as a result of his crimes. In September 1982, Banks shot 13 people, including five of his own children, in Wilkes-Barre and Jenkins Township. It’s apparent the former prison guard and Wilkes-Barre resident has aged. Banks no longer has the dark mustache and black hair he had when he originally appeared in court 27 years ago....
  • 4 OFFICERS SHOT DEAD IN WASHINGTON COFFE SHOP 'AMBUSH'

    11/29/2009 2:07:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3,445+ views
    Note: Video included. # November 29, 2009 "4 officers shot dead in Wash. coffee shop 'ambush'" CNN.com SNIPPET: "LAKEWOOD, Wash. — SNIPPET: "A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest, he said. Police are looking for one man and possibly a second person in the attack, which occurred about 8 a.m., Troyer said. The suspect is described as an African-American man, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black coat and blue jeans, with a "scruffy" appearance, he said. The man is believed to have fled the coffee shop on foot,...
  • HOLODOMOR is an Ukrainian word meaning extermination by hunger...

    11/22/2009 4:35:48 PM PST · by Ulysse · 11 replies · 546+ views
    ulysse
    By these days Ukrainians are remembering the deliberate extermination decided by J.STALIN of millions of ukrainians(about 6 millions...)by hunger. By those DANGEROUS times where PUTIN ,still grabing the power in Russia and praising STALIN legacy,is threatening UKRAINE i am wondering if OBA-MAO knows something about that history and widely about general History. As thIS POTUS, who pretends to change USA and ...the world ,seems to consider todays Russia as a friendly and reliable country UKRAINE still considers RUSSIA as a threat
  • Murderous idealism

    11/02/2009 6:25:22 AM PST · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2009 | Paul Hollander
    The Berlin Wall that came down 20 years ago this month was an apt symbol of communism. It represented a historically unprecedented effort to prevent people from "voting with their feet" and leaving a society they rejected...While greatly concerned with communism in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Americans -- hostile or sympathetic -- actually knew little about communism, and little is said here today about the unraveling of the Soviet empire. The media's fleeting attention to the momentous events of the late 1980s and early 1990s matched their earlier indifference to communist systems. There is little public awareness of...
  • Leftist Mass Dictators, Murderers, and Terrorists (Vanity)

    10/05/2009 10:11:01 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 15 replies · 938+ views
    Here is a list of mass murderers and terrorists on the left. Dictator Adolf Hitler Joseph Stalin Pol Pot Mao Zedong Kim Il-Sung/Kim Jong-Il Saddam Hussein Hugo Chavez Fidel Castro Yasser Arafat Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Vladimir Lenin Mengistu Haile Mariam Ho Chi Minh Benito Mussolini Josip Broz Tito Salvador Allende Juan and Evita Peron Ante Pavelic (Leader of Ustashis, Croatian nationalists during World War II) Víctor Paz Estenssoro (Bolivian dictator) Terrorist Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda 9/11 Terrorists Tupac Amaru Shamil Basayev Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs Che Guevara Bill Ayers Theodore Kaczynski (Unabomber) ALF ELF PETA Black Panther...
  • (Fiend) Abortion Addict Confesses 15 Procedures in 16 Years

    Irene Vilar worries that her self-described "abortion addiction" will be misunderstood, twisted by the pro-life movement to deny women the right to choose. Latina author Irene Vilar's new book, "Impossible Motherhood," explores her dark past: 15 abortions... Latina author Irene Vilar's new book, "Impossible Motherhood," explores her dark past: 15 abortions in 16 years. Pro-choice, she hopes her shocking story will spark a national discussion on abortion, one that won't compromise a woman's right to reproductive freedom. As press on the book has begun to leak out, Vilar -- a literary agent and editor --- says she has already sensed...
  • Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

    09/22/2009 7:35:18 PM PDT · by justlurking · 48 replies · 5,856+ views
    2009-09-21 | Nicholas Thompson
    Link only, due to Wired's copyright complaints. Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday MachineI'm posting this without any text, because I think it's important. The "Doomsday" machine is apparently real, and still operational. Read the article for more details.
  • 911 caller who reported slayings of father, others in Glynn County charged...

    08/30/2009 1:46:36 PM PDT · by Amelia · 13 replies · 1,515+ views
    jacksonville.com ^ | 30 August 2009 | Terry Dickson, Jim Schoettler, Teresa Stepzinski
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - As cryptic as ever, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering wouldn't say this afternoon whether the man charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing police in their probe of Saturday's mobile home massacre is tied to the deaths.
  • The portable Castro: Cuba issues Fidel dictionary [like Mao's little red, Obama's little blue, book]

    08/09/2009 5:48:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 7 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 8, 2009
    HAVANA – Cubans accustomed to hourslong speeches, thousand-word essays and lengthy interviews can now get Fidel Castro at a glance, thanks to a new dictionary of El Comandante's teachings. "Unemployment" and "History" are among the myriad words for which the 339-page paperback provides definitions — based on snippets of speeches, columns and statements dispensed by Castro during the 49 years he governed the communist-run island. The publication, which the government says is meant to provide guidance to Cuban thinkers, calls to mind the "Little Red Book" of the late Chinese communist leader, Chairman Mao Zedong.
  • Goodby America, Hello Gangland & Khamenei Plan to Kill Millions of Tehranis

    07/01/2009 1:42:01 AM PDT · by FARS · 64 replies · 1,649+ views
    AntiMullah & Various Sources ^ | July 01, 2009 | Alan Peters & Iran Sources
    I'm combining a look at America's new regime under Oba-Hussein-Khomeini and that of Mullah Khamenei to let you decide if we are on the same road as the Mullahs, but a few steps behind. The killing has not started in America but counter-action for foreseen riots and opposition in our streets has started. Some 80,000 soldiers are being trained in Georgia to respond and handle martial law needs. And ACORN agents are carefully doing GPS suveys of all homes so that these or other outside forces, unfamilliar with your neighborhood, can kick down your front door at will, you "domestic...
  • Obama's Other Controversial Church (Complete Article)

    06/14/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 1,605+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    June 14, 2009Obama's Other Controversial ChurchBy Andrew Walden "This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008 As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather...