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  • 80 years ago, deadly bombing Mich. town (still worst school mass murder in U.S. history)

    05/18/2007 1:33:37 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies · 1,037+ views
    WZZM ^ | 5/18/07
    BATH — Josephine Cushman Vail will lay red tulips on the grave of her little brother today, as she has nearly every year since 1927. Ralph Cushman, then 7, died 80 years ago today, along with 44 other people in what stood for more than 60 years as the largest mass murder in the United States. Vail, 93, said she could just as easily have died with her brother when a disgruntled school board member dynamited the Bath Consolidated School in the quiet, close-knit community 13 miles northeast of Lansing. Vail, then 13, was excused from taking final exams that...
  • The Politicalization of Mass Murder

    04/25/2007 3:18:36 PM PDT · by dmh191 · 4 replies · 543+ views
    The Tufts Daily ^ | 4/23/07 | Daniel Halper
    During the immediate aftermath of the massacre at Virginia Tech one week ago, the University President, Charles Steger, quickly mobilized a campaign to save his career. Within hours, shock and mourning were quickly replaced with a full-scale public relations stint. Unfortunately, President Steger was not the only one aiming to capitalize from mass murder: bloggers and commentators across the nation began advocating for a change in gun control policy - either fewer restrictions or tighter control. Wounds cannot be healed if they are not felt. The administrators at Virginia Tech played down the destruction for their personal gain and at...
  • In Defense of Marxism

    04/25/2007 12:43:39 PM PDT · by pabianice · 124 replies · 2,376+ views
    In response to Mr. Cadorette in the "No More Marxists" section of the Winter 2007 publication, I cannot help but to disagree. The first thing that Mr. Cadorette has to understand is the his personal definition of Marxism is very far from the actual meaning. First of all, Marxism is NOT the same as the Socialism exhibited by the USSR. The economic system attempted by the Soviets after the Bolchevik Revolution of 1914 was not so much Marxism (although it was Karl Marx, who WAS a Russian who is the father of Marxism) as it was Socialism. Furthermore, what the...
  • Tech gunman shot victims over 100 times

    04/22/2007 2:44:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,570+ views
    AP ^ | 04/22/07 | KRISTEN GELINEAU,
    Tech gunman shot victims over 100 times By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho fired enough shots to wound his 32 victims more than 100 times before killing himself with a bullet to his head, a medical examiner said Sunday. Dr. William Massello, the assistant medical examiner based in Roanoke, said pathologists have sent blood samples for toxicology testing to determine if Cho was on drugs at the time of his rampage. It could take as long as two weeks to get the results of those tests, he said. Cho was not especially...
  • American psycho [Cho Seung-hui & the crisis of young men in a feminised society]

    04/21/2007 10:14:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 4,289+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | April 22, 2007 | Sarah Baxter
    Just before 5am on Monday, April 16, Cho Seung-hui got out of bed and walked to his computer. Perhaps he fiddled with his rambling 1,800-word self-portrait of a killer as the insults and grievances that he had been nursing for years coursed through his head. High on his list were his classmates from Westfield high school, who jeered at him to “go back to China” without bothering to check his nationality. Two of them — who happened to attend Virginia Tech — were going to pay later that day. Then there were the college girls who reported him to the...
  • Facing the Unique [Wm. F. Buckley on Cho Seung-Hui and Virginia Tech]

    04/20/2007 10:35:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 1,747+ views
    National Review ^ | April 21, 2007 | William F. Buckley, Jr.
    The search for the propellant of the killer-madness in Cho Seung-Hui tells us more about disorders in American thought than about those of the murderer. Recall first and foremost that the crime was quickly identified as the “bloodiest shooting attack in American history” done by a single person. We accepted this—but quickly rejected its corollary: namely, that if it was that—the most violent rampage in 231 years of history—then it had some claim to be called unique. In fact it differs in magnitude but not in kind from shootings in which 23 or 19 people were killed. If a man...
  • Troubled state of Virginia Tech killer was known in '05

    04/20/2007 9:21:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 746+ views
    IHT ^ | 04/18/07 | Shaila Dewan and Marc Santora
    Troubled state of Virginia Tech killer was known in '05 By Shaila Dewan and Marc Santora Wednesday, April 18, 2007 BLACKSBURG, Virginia: Campus authorities were aware 17 months ago of the troubled mental state of the student who shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech on Monday, an imbalance graphically on display in vengeful videos and a manifesto he mailed to NBC News in the time between the two sets of shootings. "You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience," the gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, said in one video mailed shortly before the shooting at a...
  • Cho's Mass Murder: An Image’s Ties to a Dark Movie (his video/photo was inspired by a movie?)

    04/18/2007 8:38:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies · 2,138+ views
    NYT ^ | 04/18/07 | Mike Nizza
    An Image’s Ties to a Dark Movie | 8:07 PM ET A self-shot photo of Mr. Cho, above, and a still from the Web site of the movie ‘Oldboy.’ (Photos: NBC News, top; Tartan Films) The inspiration for perhaps the most inexplicable image in the set that Cho Seung-Hui mailed to NBC news on Monday may be a movie from South Korea that won the Gran Prix prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2004. The poses in the two images are similar, and the plot of the movie, “Oldboy,” seems dark enough to merit at least some further study....

    04/17/2007 9:58:37 AM PDT · by mborman · 59 replies · 2,185+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 4/17/2007 | Carl Worden
    So far, 32 people are dead and another 21 wounded in the attack launched by one gunman reportedly armed with two 9mm pistols and extra magazines at the campus of Virginia Tech on 4/16/07. Virginia is one of the many states with “Shall Issue” concealed gun laws, which means that if a citizen who has not been convicted of a felony or domestic violence, and not judged mentally unstable, the law requires they be issued a concealed gun permit upon request. But nobody in range of the gunman, other than late-arriving police, had a gun. To make it even more...
  • You're Dead; I'm Healing (Dennis Prager On The Denial Of Grief And Evil Alert)

    04/16/2007 9:26:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 56 replies · 2,390+ views ^ | 04/17/2007 | Dennis Prager
    Within hours of the massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech University, the president of the university issued his first statement on the evil that had just engulfed the college campus and concluded with this: "We're making plans for a convocation tomorrow at noon in Cassell Coliseum for the university to come together to begin the healing process from this terrible tragedy." In this photo provided by the Collegiate Times, ambulances wait on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., following multiple shootings, Monday, April 16, 2007. At least 30 people have been reported killed. (AP Photo/Collegiate Times)...
  • (VIRGINIA TECH) Dozens massacred in gun free zone. AGAIN!

    04/16/2007 4:59:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 561+ views
    ADMIN MOD: although this was on a blogspot, it is important news. Will you please move it to NEWS/ACTIVISM. Thanks. Dozens massacred in gun free zone. AGAIN! The news is still coming in but another tragedy has taken place on a school campus in the United States at Virginia Technical University. A gunman, in the early morning hours entered a dormitory and started shooting students. Several hours later he returned and walked into a second building and did the same thing. Almost three dozen are dead as a result. I had a horrified fear in the pit of my stomach...
  • Two More Companies Added To Pet Food Recall

    03/19/2007 11:37:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 182 replies · 7,657+ views ^ | Mar 19, 2007 | staff
    MIAMI A major recall of pet food has grown in scope, with an announcement by two major pet food companies that they will voluntarily call products made under their names by a major private label manufacturer. Dog and cat food products from two more companies, Purina and Hill’s Science Diet, have been added to the list of recalled products made by Menu Foods. The pet food is widely sold throughout North America under 48 different dog-food brands and 40 cat-food labels, including Iams (eyemz), Nutro and Eukanuba. The products are distributed by major retailers like Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway. Two...
  • Death For A Dictator (How Iraqi Courts Delivered Swift Justice Over Anti-DP Left Protests Alert)

    12/28/2006 4:27:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 762+ views ^ | 12/28/2006 | Jacob Laskin
    Let us now praise the Iraqi legal system. Scorned by international watchdog organizations and self-credentialed legal minds since its establishment in 2003 as a newly independent institution, it has now done something that the international community’s premier courts have consistently failed to do: punished, in a reasonable timeframe, a mass murderer and delivered justice to his victims. Back in November, it may be recalled, Iraq's High Tribunal judged Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi’ites in the city of Dujail. Initial concerns about an interminable appeals process have...
  • A Fatwa on the Truth (Like saying that Muhammad was a mass murderer...)

    10/31/2006 7:02:40 AM PST · by Posting · 10 replies · 809+ views
    The Spectator ^ | Oct 12 2006 | Christopher Orlet
    A Fatwa on the Truth It is one of those uniquely modern Western paradoxes, to wit, that the most courageous Europeans are those forced into hiding. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Salman Rushdie, the Danish editorial cartoonists -- all are paying the price for freely expressing their opinions and beliefs -- or lack thereof. Add to that exalted list one Robert Redeker. M. Redeker, a high school philosophy professor in suburban Toulouse, is in the bouillabaisse for a commentary he wrote last month for Le Figaro in which he accused Islam of "exalting violence," and christened the Muslim prophet Muhammad a...
  • Ashes death plot revealed (Al-Qaeda plan to kill national icons)

    10/09/2006 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 912+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 October 2006 | Fiona Hudson and Mark Dunn
    THE London Tube bombers plotted to kill the Australian cricket team by spraying sarin gas into their change rooms during last year's Ashes series, a friend of the terrorists claims. Al-Qaida commanders allegedly ordered the suicide bombers to get jobs at Edgbaston Cricket Ground and wipe out the Australian and England players. They were instructed to release sarin gas, a highly toxic nerve agent that is one of the world's most dangerous chemical weapons. But cricket-loving terrorist Shehzad Tanweer apparently objected and instead the terrorist cell perpetrated the July 7 underground Tube and bus bombings that killed 56 people and...
  • Amish children knew their killer

    10/07/2006 4:21:41 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 71 replies · 2,660+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | October 8, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    Milkman was a popular figure on his roundsTHERE were no children to greet Charles Roberts the last time he collected milk from the Fisher family farm near the Pennsylvania town of Paradise. It was in the early hours of last Monday and the excited young Amish girls who often ran out to greet his arrival were inside asleep. As a tanker driver for a Lancaster County dairy, Roberts was well known to farmers as one of the few “Englishers” — the Amish term for outsiders — who were allowed to pay regular visits to the community’s old-fashioned farms. On his...
  • Czech Republic - Extremists planned mass Prague murders: paper

    10/05/2006 7:58:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 633+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | October 5, 2006
    Excerpt - PRAGUE (Reuters) - Islamic extremists planned to kidnap dozens of Jews in Prague and hold them hostage before murdering them, the daily Mlada Fronta Dnes reported on Friday. The Czech Republic's leading newspaper quoted unidentified sources close to intelligence agencies as saying the captives would have been held in a Prague synagogue while the captors made broad demands that they knew could not be fulfilled. When those demands -- which were not specified by the sources -- were not met, the extremists would blow up the building, killing all who were inside, the paper added. ~ snip ~...
  • Bushes Lay Wreaths to Mark 9/11 in N.Y.

    09/10/2006 5:26:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 654+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11 September 2006
    NEW YORK -- President Bush and his wife Laura stood in somber silence on Sunday after laying wreaths at the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once soared. He later pledged "renewed resolve" to remember the lessons of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The Bushes set floral wreaths adrift in reflecting pools that mark the former location of the north and south towers at the beginning of a fifth-anniversary tour that will take them to all three sites of devastation. They uttered no words at the ceremony, and walked hand-in-hand on the floor of the cavernous...
  • Commentary: Cuba's lost population (Castro's real record)

    09/04/2006 2:20:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,061+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | September 4, 2006 | Liz Balmaseda
    Night was no time for rest. On the contrary, that was when the horrors began. At nine or so the executions would start.... Although we couldn't see the shootings from my galley, we could hear even the slightest sound. The still of the night and the echo of the pit made them even more pronounced." — Former political prisoner Jorge Valls,
  • 'Everyone needs to be killed,' suspect told police (Terrorist SUV driver in SF)

    09/01/2006 2:41:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies · 1,191+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 09/01/2001 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
    "Everyone needs to be killed,'' Omeed Aziz Popal calmly told officers as he sat in the back of a police car after a hit-and-run rampage that left one person dead in Fremont and 19 injured in San Francisco. Just why the 29-year-old unemployed automotive worker allegedly said that remains a mystery. His family says he is mentally ill. But his comments, as recorded in police reports filed by three officers who spoke with Popal, suggest a level of planning that may belie claims of mental illness, authorities say. ................................................... Popal told one officer that he "wanted to come to San...