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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 21,045

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xpost - My show tonight at 7pm Eastern time, Zimmerman verdict, VA Gov resignation, Special Guest...

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/07/14/making-sense-with-steve-leser--weekly-news-special-guest

Our format for this week’s show will be a little different. I am going to go briefly through a number of the top pieces of news for the week and then we have a special interview with Sarri Singer who was a witness to one terrorist attack and the victim of another and now runs an organization that seeks to help victims of terror cope with the aftermath of their attack.

Then we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense respectively.

My show tonight at 7pm Eastern time, Zimmerman verdict, VA Gov resignation, Special Guest...

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/07/14/making-sense-with-steve-leser--weekly-news-special-guest

Our format for this week’s show will be a little different. I am going to go briefly through a number of the top pieces of news for the week and then we have a special interview with Sarri Singer who was a witness to one terrorist attack and the victim of another and now runs an organization that seeks to help victims of terror cope with the aftermath of their attack.

Then we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense respectively.

The verdict in the Zimmerman case is a terrifying statement for anyone who is a person of color.

The verdict in the Zimmerman case is a terrifying statement for anyone who is a person of color. If you look like "the other" walking through a neighborhood, you are taking your life into your hands.

I stand with the NAACP in their efforts to get the justice department to file Federal Civil Rights charges against Zimmerman. Perhaps that can provide some justice as it did in the Rodney King case some 20 years ago.

Freepers apoplectic over Zimmerman jury asking a question about manslaughter

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3042577/posts

The Freepers are heavily invested in seeing to it that gun worshipping racists are able to kill minorities in their neighborhoods at will.

To: Clint N. Suhks
Yup! It looks as though the girls intend to give Holder’s Black Pampers something to keep them cooled down.
3 posted on 7/13/2013 6:19:35 PM by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)




To: Clint N. Suhks
IMO the fact that they didn’t declare him not guilty within an hour means the jurors are idiots.
9 posted on 7/13/2013 6:22:49 PM by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)


To: Clint N. Suhks
I’ve been saying all along that the wildcard here is the all female jury. I cannot believe the defense allowed this to happen. This is a very simple case. Most of what was presented was fluff and distraction. The fact that they are asking this question and that they have been out so long indicates that they are way over-thinking this thing. Emotion is ruling over logic.
13 posted on 7/13/2013 6:24:10 PM by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)




To: szweig
Kangaroo show court. This is despicable. It cannot stand!
20 posted on 7/13/2013 6:27:42 PM by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))

CNN: Zimmerman Jury asks the judge a clarification question about "Manslaughter"

Interesting



This is where I thought they would end up. Doesnt mean they will but it's a clue into what they are thinking.

Hair on Fire Bingo

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M1oPs-chSeo/Udq4sLktEjI/AAAAAAAAANc/FwwDqN2XSv8/s640/Hair+on+Fire+Bingo.jpg

Dialogue with Hair on Fire members

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: Can you believe that Obama? He said he wouldn't do the same thing as Bush, but there he is spying on Americans!

Other DUer: Wait, is he doing the same thing as Bush? Maybe I missed it but is Obama having FBI/CIA/NSA listen to American's phone calls without a warrant?

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: Oh, now you are trying to make excuses for spying on Americans? You like that Obama is doing that don't you? The rest of us are not authoritarians. Take that elsewhere.

Other DUer: Hey, hold on a second here. I asked a simple question. I was very upset when I found out that Bush was listening to American citizen's phone calls without a warrant. Is Obama doing the same thing? I was told he is getting a FISA warrant and is only having the NSA put metadata in database vaults for later use if necessary. Is that not right?

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: I knew it. I'm not falling for this game, OK? Play it with someone else who also doesn't care about the privacy of Americans.

Second Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: Good Job Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member! Next thing Other DUer will be telling you is that Obama is playing n-th dimensional chess.

Third Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: Yes, or they will tell you "You never loved him".

Other DUer: WTF is going on here? When did DU become like this? Can I not even get some basic information from other DUers about what it is we know for a fact and what is being guessed at? If I am wrong can you at least point me to some info?

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: We're not going to waste our time with you Other DUer. We all know a third way Obama apologist when we see one.

Other DUer: At this point I expect Ashton Kutcher to jump out and tell me I'm being punked. Kafka himself would not believe how surreal this is.

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: Other DUer, we actually care about the Constitution and Fourth amendment, we know those things don't matter to you.

Other DUer: Why stop there? Why not call me a Nazi and Stalinist while you are at it?

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: You ARE a Nazi and Stalinist. What Obama is doing is the same thing those people did.

Other DUer: Someone please wake me up and tell me DU is not really like this now.

Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: You third way DLCers better get used to it. We are not going to put up with this centrist triangulation anymore.

Other DUer: Centrist triangulation? Is that what asking for facts and a reasonable dialogue is now?

Second Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: That's it, I'm adding you to my ignore list Other DUer. I have an article to write and don't have time for this.

Other DUer: Time for what? Asking for facts and more information? Oh well, I'm on her ignore list so its a waste of time to reply I guess.

Third Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: Other DUer, its like this, we care about the fact that the government is spying on its citizens and you dont seem to care about that.

Other DUer: Of course I would care about that if its happening. What evidence do you have that this is happening?

Third Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member: There you go again. Second Pro-Snowden Hair on Fire member was right. It is a waste of time talking to you. Plonk.

Pro Snowden Hair on Fire member: Other DUer, I dont understand how you could be mad when Bush does something then totally OK with it when Obama does it.

Other DUer: I've never had a migrane before, but I think I am getting one now.

I've got the antidote to the NSA craziness infesting GD and other parts of DU.

Since I wasn't getting anything remotely resembling facts back when I discussed it, I have put the terms NSA, Snowden and Surveillance in my trash can under My Account.

I also have a couple of dozen DUers on ignore. I now see nothing regarding the NSA/Snowden issue in GD. If anyone wants my ignore list, PM me.

UK, Germany, France, Bolivia, Venezuela, Do we even need to research Russia and China?

So the question that is going to remain when all the manufactured outrage is finished is:

When can we have the rational discussion about what kind of national security surveillance program is needed if any? Those of us on DU on my side of the issue have been ready since day one. Those of you on the other side are too busy falling over yourselves in a hyperbolic blame fest. That blame fest probably seems a little sillier since the revelations about all the other countries that do it including the western democracies and the Latin American countries and administrations that some of you think are heroic.

We're waiting to have that conversation whenever you are ready. Take your time, get it all out of your system.

Yep, like Bolivia, Venezuela spies on its citizens too...

http://www.jta.org/2013/01/31/news-opinion/world/report-venezuela-is-spying-on-its-jews

Report: Venezuela is spying on its Jews
By Gil Shefler
January 31, 2013 1:53pm

NEW YORK (JTA) — Venezuela’s secret service, SEBIN, is spying on the country’s Jewish community, according to leaked documents said to be from the spy agency.

Last week, Analisis24, a right-leaning Argentinean news website, released 50 documents attributed to the Venezuelan intelligence agency containing private information on prominent Venezuelan Jews, local Jewish organizations and Israeli diplomats in Latin America. The Anti-Defamation League, among others, believes the documents are authentic based on the wealth of detailed and private information included.

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The ADL says the report is deeply troubling and is a further sign of the government of Hugo Chavez’s inveterate bias against Jews.

"It is chilling to read reports that the SEBIN received instructions to carry out clandestine surveillance operations against members of the Jewish community, as described in detail in documents leaked by the Argentinean website Analisis24," the ADL said Wednesday in a statement. "In a country where the government and some of its followers have publicly accused the Jewish community of disloyalty and where the community’s institutions and houses of worship have been attacked, reports of this kind of surveillance add fuel to an already incendiary atmosphere inciting prejudice and hate."


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