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There was a spontaneous protest at a non-Sanders event and then there was a planned "protest"

at a Clinton event that was published in advance and for which the protestors were too late to clear security.

Call it dishonest or whatever name you want, but they are not the same.

Posted by slipslidingaway | Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:58 PM (0 replies)

^^^^^^^^^^^^ n/t

Posted by slipslidingaway | Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:34 PM (0 replies)

No, I think what has been claimed and documented is that the 'disruption' was published in advance,

and that the activists did not allow enough time to clear the security detail which surrounds a former First Lady.

One has to wonder if someone really wants to disrupt an event why speak to a media outlet in advance, have them write a story and then have BLM Boston put it on twitter hours before the event?

And then on top of that arrive late?

Posted by slipslidingaway | Tue Aug 18, 2015, 12:21 AM (0 replies)

Implying that Sanders is an AOWM " ...even the arrogant old white men have to face reality..."

great way to continue a discussion.

Posted by slipslidingaway | Mon Aug 17, 2015, 06:36 PM (1 replies)

Advance warning of a planned disruption, note the times below ...

and then the activists were late so they could not get in to the main event.

#BlackLivesMatter Activists Plan to Disrupt Hillary Clinton Event

By Jamil Smith @JamilSmith

Her Keene, NH community forum will focus on substance abuse.

12:02 PM - 11 Aug 2015



"Tuesday, August 11

-10:00AM: Hillary Clinton will attend a town hall meeting at River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH

-2:30PM: Hillary Clinton will hold a community forum on substance abuse at Keene Middle School in Keene, NH"
Posted by slipslidingaway | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 11:47 PM (1 replies)

#BlackLivesMatter Activists Plan to Disrupt Hillary Clinton Event


"BlackLivesMatterBOS retweeted

Jamil Smith ‏@JamilSmith ∑ Aug 11

#BlackLivesMatter protesters plan to disrupt a Hillary Clinton event in Keene, NH today. My @tnr exclusive report. http://on.tnr.com/1IWU6CR

12:02 PM - 11 Aug 2015 ∑ Details"

Followed from this post in LBN that was locked and I had recommended.

Clinton Campaign Shuts Down Black Lives Matter Protest



Posted by slipslidingaway | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 11:18 PM (0 replies)

Home again, home again for a long weekend ...

after two plus months in NYC we are home for three nights and it feels so good!

My sister and angel, who lives in the UK, planned to stop by for several days and as the doc was stretching out visits it worked our well. We are taking advantage of this moment in time.

Health care costs in the UK and the world cannot even be discussed, the US is so far behind! WTF are we thinking and doing in that respect, being stupid and lacking compassion comes to mind, but that is a whole different topic!

Relapse sucks, having a second allogeneic transplant is not for the faint of heart. Google is not your friend, the word curative is dismissed when discussing a second allo transplant. Hoping to be in that in small percentage that moves forward, hope becomes a favorite word in the cancer arena. All that being said my husband has a strong will and is doing well. They did detect a certain mutation, FTL 3, which makes things more complicated as the cancer is more aggressive.

Choices are an insurance policy with a drug Nexavar, which is FDA approved, that could cause could low counts and liver problems. The other choice is to hope that a second transplant, from the same donor, will wipe out any leukemia cells.

Still on the roller coaster of life and wishing all a safe journey.

But what a long strange trip it has been!

Posted by slipslidingaway | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:08 AM (0 replies)

Democracy Now - Palestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer

Lifting the Blockade Isnít a Hamas Demand ó Itís a Human Right


"...AARON MAT…: Mohammed, we have 30 seconds. The main issue for Hamas is ending the blockade of Gaza. Can you talk about why this is such a critical issue for Gazans who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the siege to be lifted?

MOHAMMED OMER: Remember that this is not a demand by Hamas. This is also a demand by the international community. The U.N. have always called on Israel to lift the blockade, to open the borders and make life possible. To lift the blockade, itís pretty easy. Itís a pretty easy equation here. Israel will have to open the border. If you remember, in January 2008, when Palestinians knocked down the wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, there was not one single rocket that was fired into Israel. If that indicates to you something, it shows that Palestinians just want open borders, and they want lifting the blockade, and they want to enjoy their life, like the rest of the neighbors. And Israel is not giving the chance for the Palestinians to basically get in and outside of the Gaza Strip.

Iím afraid that we are going to have more radical generations in the Gaza Strip, and I fear the future of Gaza, and I fear the future of the West Bank, and I fear the future of the region, if the international community is not acting now to end the blockade and to end the aggression in Gaza and to make sure that people are safe and secure. There is nowhere safe. There is nowhere secure. We are being bombed constantly by Israeli F-16s and tank shells. And the international community is waiting. We areóthe way the international community is dealing with the Gazans is unfortunately as numbers. Now itís 1,200 people who were killed. Thatís only a number. But each one of these numbers is a story. Each one of them is a memory. Each one of them is a whole narrative that we need to understand. We need to see the people. I have been to the cemetery yesterday, where a mother was screaming over the body of her son. And why? Because Israel targeted one of the graveyards, and she was collecting the bones of her own son who was killed some years ago. Imagine, if thatís something thatís happening anywhere in the world, what the reaction of the international community would be. But because itís in Gaza, there is no reaction..."

Posted by slipslidingaway | Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:26 PM (3 replies)

Thanks for linking the two original posts which mention the WHITE MEN on DU ...


"...I have read too many times here that we need to try to reach out to... Drumroll please...... WHITE MEN! Not our base, and our voters, but we need to reach out to old white males and not say stuff that might make them anxious. Why? Because the board is full of them and some of them think that the nation is not paying attention to their problems ..."

Then in response to another poster ...


"After you old guys are gone the rest of us will make up the new majority ..."

Since then there seems to have been lots of back peddling, but those were the original comments directed at old, white men of DU. Sad that these type of comments will now be acceptable on DU.

Posted by slipslidingaway | Tue Jun 10, 2014, 09:15 PM (1 replies)

Transcripts do not do the interviews justice, thanks! n/t

Posted by slipslidingaway | Mon Jun 17, 2013, 11:28 PM (1 replies)
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