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Shorter FBI: Pipe the fuck down!



http://www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2013/no-arrest-made-in-bombing-investigation

Thank you, Harry Reid.

April 17, 2013

“I am a strong supporter of Americans’ right to keep and bear arms… Where I come from, people own guns as a matter of course for self-defense and for hunting. But I have always had trouble understanding why people need assault weapons to hunt or to protect their homes.”

“I will vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban because we must strike a better balance between the right to defend ourselves and the right of every child in America to grow up safe from gun violence.”

“I chose to vote my conscience, not only as Harry Reid, United States Senator, but also as a husband, a father, a grandfather and a friend. I choose to vote my conscience because, if tragedy strikes again – if innocents are gunned down in a classroom or a theater or a restaurant – I could not live with myself as a father, as a husband, as a grandfather or as a friend knowing that I didn’t do everything in my power to prevent it.”

http://www.reid.senate.gov/newsroom/pr_041713_reid_remarks_in_support_of_assault_weapons_ban_limits_on_high_capacity_magazines.cfm

we did it. we did it with gusto...



we did it.
we did it with gusto.

we wont admit it.
we wont prosecute the guys who did it.
it didnt work.
it really didnt work.
there was blowback, and still.

it hurts our reputation.
it hurts our troops.

no one in power wants us to know about it.


Constitution Project’s Report on Detainee Treatment
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/16/world/16torture-report.html?ref=world
http://www.eschatonblog.com/2013/04/fortunately-theres-policy-for-that_17.html#disqus_thread

This is the gun market at least 41 senators want continued because curbing it would tick off the NRA

WED APR 17, 2013 AT 07:20 AM PDT
This is the gun market at least 41 senators want continued because curbing it would tick off the NRA
byMeteor BladesFollow


Recorded conversation between investigator pretending to want to buy a gun via the internet and a would-be seller in the City of New York's report: "Point. Click. Fire. An Investigation of Illegal Online Gun Sales."


way more:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/17/1202452/-This-is-the-gun-market-at-least-41-senators-want-continued-because-to-curb-it-would-tick-off-the-NRA
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/us/seeking-gun-or-selling-one-web-is-a-land-of-few-rules.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp&

Congressman Explains Boston: Al Queda Camps On Mexican Border Are Training Islamists To Act Hispanic

Congressman Says Bombings Reveal Danger Of Immigration Bill: ‘Radical Islamists…Are Trained To Act Hispanic’
By Igor Volsky posted from ThinkProgress Immigration on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

During an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) claimed that this week’s bombings of the Boston Marathon should give pause to immigration reform advocates who seek to reform the system.

“We have seen this in Israel,” Gohmert said of the Boston attacks and recalled visiting areas that had been struck by suicide bombers. “Finally the Israeli people said this is enough. They built a fence and the rest is a wall to prevent snipers from telling their kids. They finally stopped the domestic violence from people that wanted to destroy them. I am concerned we need to do that as well.”

The Tea Party favorite said he feared people entering the country illegally or posing as undocumented Hispanic immigrants could carry out “copycat things.” “We know Al Qaeda has camps on the Mexican border,” he said. “We have people that are trained to act Hispanic when they are radical Islamists.”

Gohmert criticized the bipartisan immigration bill unveiled by the Gang of 8 this week, arguing that it would give immigrants “a bit of amnesty.” “You have to understand that we want America to continue to be a haven for people that want to live free,” he added. “When you have the greatest liberties, you will draw people that want to destroy you.”


http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/04/17/1879411/congressman-says-bombings-reveal-danger-of-immigration-bill-radical-islamistsare-trained-to-act-hispanic/

Beck: "when our crazies go off-they target the government, not streets that are crowded with people"

Glenn Beck:
No American citizen blows up random people. That’s a Middle Eastern scene, that’s not an American scene — when our crazies go off, they target the government, not streets that are crowded with people.

http://wonkette.com/512334/glenn-beck-harnesses-his-mighty-intellect-ciphers-out-why-no-american-could-have-done-boston




Except maybe
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Olympic_Park_bombing
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoxville_Unitarian_Universalist_church_shooting
here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/30/AR2010073003254.html
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman
here: http://history1900s.about.com/cs/crimedisaster/p/okcitybombing.htm
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane_bomb

and a graph with more here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2013/apr/17/every-us-terror-attacks-since-1970-map

and then there is also this:
http://arabsaga.blogspot.com/2012/11/hrw-confirms-cluster-bombs-killed-syria.html
and on and on and on and on
Today they come for your pressure cookers. Tomorrow your crockpots.
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/04/17/getcher-open-thread-right-here/#comments

AP: Ex-wife says former SC Gov. Sanford trespassed

Source: WISTV

AP: Ex-wife says former SC Gov. Sanford trespassed

Posted: Apr 16, 2013 4:59 PM PDT
Updated: Apr 16, 2013 4:59 PM PDT


By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A lawyer say ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford trespassed at his ex-wife's home and he has been ordered to appear in court two days after his special congressional election.

Documents acquired by The Associated Press Tuesday say Jenny Sanford confronted her ex-husband leaving her South Carolina home on Feb. 3. Her attorney filed a complaint the next day and she confirms the documents are authentic.

In them, she says he was using his cellphone as a flashlight as he left.

The couple's divorce settlement says neither may enter the other's home without permission

Read more: http://www.wistv.com/story/21996879/ap-ex-wife-says-former-sc-gov-sanford-trespassed

From the president's remarks (What? No duct tape and plastic sheeting?)

From the president's remarks:

We also know this -- the American people refuse to be terrorized. Because what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness, and generosity and love: Exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood, and those who stayed to tend to the wounded, some tearing off their own clothes to make tourniquets. The first responders who ran into the chaos to save lives. The men and women who are still treating the wounded at some of the best hospitals in the world, and the medical students who hurried to help, saying “When we heard, we all came in.” The priests who opened their churches and ministered to the hurt and the fearful. And the good people of Boston who opened their homes to the victims of this attack and those shaken by it.

So if you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil -- that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/16/president-obama-american-people-refuse-be-terrorized
http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/4/16/14341/2953

The Rich Get "Punished" by Getting Richer

The Rich Get "Punished" by Getting Richer: How Bush Closed the Gap Between the Ultra Rich and Ultra-Ultra Rich and Left the Rest of Us With "Austerity"

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....we have inherited that legacy of a soaring debt under Bush that the super-wealthy were glad to ignore in return for lavish and gluttonous tax cuts. In part, the oligarchy that backed Bush – and of which his family has been a member of and upholder of enriching the already wealthy for decades – knew that the day would come when they could reduce Bush's debt on the backs of the working class.

That day has arrived and its slogan is "austerity." Except what is implicit in that one word is that austerity for the middle class and poor will reduce the debt, while the stock market soars to new heights and the US plutocrats not only aren't subject to "austerity"; instead, they accumulate even greater assets and a higher percentage of the nation's wealth.

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The ruling elite built up the deficit under Bush and now, with the assistance of President Obama, are going to try to reduce it by imposing austerity on those who can least afford the financial pain. Obama is making no systemic changes. Forget about the promise of "change." Maybe you can say of him, he is less worse than the worst would be.

Obama is signaling to the Republicans that he's willing to let the rich off easy, while cutting the lunch of a senior citizen down to half a tuna fish sandwich a day.

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MORE:
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17917-the-rich-get-punished-by-getting-richer-how-bush-closed-the-gap-between-the-ultra-rich-and-ultra-ultra-rich-and-left-the-rest-of-us-with-austerity

"... and Martin Luther King was executed by a firing squad that numbered in the millions."

FBI agents are looking for the man who pulled the trigger and surely they will find him.

But it doesn't matter if they do or they don't. They can't catch everybody, and Martin Luther King was executed by a firing squad that numbered in the millions.

They took part, from all over the country, pouring words of hate into the ear of the assassin.

The man with the gun did what he was told. Millions of bigots, subtle and obvious, put it in his hand and assured him he was doing the right thing.


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from: The Best of Mike Royko
Editor's note: The Chicago Daily News published this column April 5, 1968, after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://michaelsherwood.com/RoykoMLK.html
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