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  • Political Violence: 'As American as Cherry Pie'

    06/18/2017 5:39:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | June 18, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    Someday, I hope, I'll sit a couple of grandkids on my lap and tell them about the days when Americans abstained from political violence and settled all our differences peaceably through the democratic process. Or maybe I'll pick a different fairy tale. Wednesday's attack on Republican members of Congress by a gun-wielding Bernie Sanders supporter was an occasion to wonder what we have come to when political differences are seen as grounds for killing. What we have come to, in fact, is the place we have always been. Our history is spattered with the blood of people targeted for political...
  • Protests turn violent at Trump rally in New Mexico

    05/25/2016 12:58:59 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News / AP ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt Peterson
    <p>Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center.</p> <p>The altercations left glass at the entrance of the convention center smashed. ... rocks were flying... Glass was breaking and landing near his feet.</p>
  • Free Speech Isn't the Problem

    09/21/2012 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "No One Murdered Because Of This Image." That was a recent headline from The Onion, the often hilarious parody newspaper. The image in question is really not appropriate to describe with any specificity in a family newspaper. It's quite simply disgusting. And, suffice it to say, it leaves nothing to the imagination. Four of "the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity," according to The Onion, and yet "no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday." "Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu,...
  • The Truth Behind the New Islamic Flashpoints

    09/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 19, 2012 | Rachel Marsden
    The CIA claims that it never saw the storm coming, but Canadian intelligence sure did. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird landed in Vladivostok, Russia, earlier this month for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and had barely stepped off the plane when he announced that Canada would be pulling its diplomats out of Iran and closing its embassy while kicking all Iranian diplomats out of Canada. At the time, some thought that maybe the minister had a few too many mini vodkas on the ride over. Several days later, when protests and embassy attacks erupted in Islamic nations, and the...
  • Occupy L.A.'s chalk protests prompt melee, free-speech debate (rubber bullets shot @ freeloaders)

    07/14/2012 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/14/12
    Occupy L.A.'s chalk protests prompt melee, free-speech debateJuly 14, 2012 | 7:34 am The melee that occurred in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night over a chalk protest by Occupy L.A. and homeless-rights advocates has raised questions over freedom of speech. A small group of activists gathered at the corner of 5th and Spring streets during the heart of downtown's popular monthly ArtWalk, handing out chalk to passersby and using the sidewalks as their canvas for more anti-gentrification and some anti-police slogans. For reasons that are not entirely clear, clashes began between some activists and LAPD officers, resulting in a...
  • Illegal Alien Supporters in Arizona Say They Will Murder Americans With Axes

    04/28/2010 8:54:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 150 replies · 5,138+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 28, 2010
  • china: Today anti-Japan, tomorrow anti-Beijing?

    04/26/2005 5:53:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 634+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 04/27/05 | Aaron Kyle Dennis
    SPEAKING FREELYToday anti-Japan, tomorrow anti-Beijing?By Aaron Kyle Dennis Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say. Please click here if you are interested in contributing. SHANGHAI - What's at stake when 20,000 people in Shanghai take to the streets? On Saturday, April 16, at about 9:30 in the morning, throngs of Chinese took to the streets around Shanghai's People's Square. Armed with eggs, bottles, stones and a long-standing anti-Japanese nationalist sentiment, these angry patriots flowed like a river through 16 kilometers of the city, merging like flooded tributaries into a raging torrent of...
  • Thailand Says 78 Muslims Died in Army Custody

    10/26/2004 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Destro · 55 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:05 AM ET | Noppawan Bunluesilp
    Thailand Says 78 Muslims Died in Army Custody Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:05 AM ET By Noppawan Bunluesilp Thai soldiers apprehend hundreds of men after demonstrators clashed with police outside the Tak Bai police station in Thailand's Narathiwat Province, nearly 1150 km (715 miles) south of Bangkok, October 25, 2004. Almost 80 people died of suffocation in southern Thailand while being taken to detention at a military barracks after a violent demonstration, a justice ministry official said on Oct. 26. Photo by Stringer/Thailand/Reuters PATTANI, Thailand (Reuters) - Almost 80 Muslims died in military custody in southern Thailand, suffocated while being...