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Name: Steven Leser
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Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Click to listen to my show this week on Snowden Elliot Rogers Russia/China/Ukraine, Joe the Plumber

Click to listen to my show this week on Snowden Elliot Rogers Russia/China/Ukraine, Joe the Plumber and more!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2014/06/02/analyzing-snowden-interview-russia-ukraine-china-bullying-and-more

This week our top story is an analysis of the interview Brian Williams conducted with Edward Snowden. We will discuss that when we get to our Hall of Fame and Shame, hmm, which one will Mr. Snowden feature in, our hall of fame or hall of shame? You will have to wait until we get there (or fast forward to 37:52 to go right to the Snowden segment). We also discuss new information coming out regarding the Elliot Rogers shooting spree and we have a number of updates on the situation with Russia and Ukraine. China is bullying some of its neighbors and there is a scary trend going on in Europe right now with gains being made by the extreme right in several countries.

At the end 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.

If you want to write to me and give me your opinion of any topic I cover, write to makingsenseletters@yahoo.com and I may just read your opinion on the air next week.

I will post a transcript of the Snowden segment tomorrow.

Loved Maya Angelou. R.I.P. And Still I Rise



Oh no she didn't!!! Palin says "waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists"

http://us.cnn.com/2014/05/01/opinion/perry-palin-baptism-waterboarding/?iref=obnetwork

(CNN) -- Last Saturday, Sarah Palin stood before the huge crowd at the 2014 National Rifle Association annual meeting and condemned liberals for coddling terrorists. She loaded her speech with religious metaphors, claiming that true leaders would put "the fear of God in our enemies." She said, "They obviously have information on plots to carry out jihad. Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."

Palin's invocation of forced baptism shocked both conservatives and liberals, inspiring few defenders. Christian commentators, in particular, focused on her link between torture and baptism.

On Wednesday, the National Religious Campaign against Torture released a powerful condemnation of the speech. To Palin, the organization's executive director wrote, "Your statements play into a false narrative conveying that somehow, the conflict between the United States and the terrorist cells is a conflict between Christianity and Islam, or Islam and 'the West.' "

The group's letter to the NRA, signed by 17 faith leaders from many different religions and denominations, reads, "For Christians, baptism is a profoundly holy act. It is in stark contrast to the abhorrent act of waterboarding. Equating baptism to an act of torture like waterboarding is sacrilegious -- and particularly surprising coming from a person who prides herself on her Christian faith."
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More at above link

My show this week, GOP Scandal mongering, Boko Haram, Serbian floods and more

Listen at http://goo.gl/kqu1DC

My show this week, GOP Scandal mongering, Boko Haram, Serbian floods and more

Listen at http://goo.gl/kqu1DC

xPost from V&M: My take on Boehner "Me? Blocking? Immigration reform

Admittedly, my graphics skills are not great and certainly nothing close to EarlG's but...


http://goo.gl/7YqXNG

My take on Boehner "Me? Blocking? Immigration reform

Admittedly, my graphics skills are not great and certainly nothing close to EarlG's but...


http://goo.gl/7YqXNG

Video: New York Cabbie Fights For Right To Wear Nazi Armband - So much fail

If I could speak directly to this guy, I would say, "Mr. Diaz, as a fellow Latino who also has African heritage but in my case I have Jewish heritage to add to that, you would also be sent to the gas chambers if Nazis ever rose to power in the country where you live. They consider you untermenschen. Whatever help you need, please get it."
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As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Friday evening, Gabriel Diaz, 26, spoke outside of his family’s home in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, after he was suspended for wearing a swastika while driving the cab.

“I am. I’m a National Socialist – what you guys call a Nazi. I am. I’m a believer of it,” Diaz said.

Not just once, but multiple times, photos sent to the Anti-Defamation League and to the Taxi and Limousine Commission sparked an investigation.
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“I don’t hate Jews. I’m critical of them, but I don’t hate them. That doesn’t mean that I’m anti-Semitic. That don’t make me a hater,” Diaz said. “Who says you have to be white to be a National Socialist? You don’t have to be white, it can by anybody.”
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#BringBackOurGirls: New York Mayor and Reverend Al Sharpton March On Boko Haram School Girls Kidnap

I was lucky enough to participate in this march and rally

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/bringbackourgirls-new-york-mayor-and-reverend-al-sharpton-march-boko-haram-school-girls-ki


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and at least 200 local residents, and elected officials, all representing a cross section of activists, and concerned citizens took part in a rally in front of the Nigerian Consulate on Saturday afternoon. It was the second such gathering in front of the Consulate this week with public attention squarely focused on the fate the still missing 200 plus female students kidnapped by the Boko Haram in mid-April.

The New York Mayor weighing in on the issue is significant for a locally elected official in the U.S. Most U.S. mayors and governors avoid speaking out on a global issue not directly touching their jurisdiction, even one as controversial as the kidnapping of the 200 plus female students in Nigeria.

That mayor de Blasio spoke out, and marched alongside fellow citizens will likely change the tenor of the debate in America’s most international of cities. De Blasio who addressed the crowd of roughly 200, said that the kidnappings in Borno State “should be denounced around the world.” His wife and daughter at the march that assembled in front of the consulate joined the mayor.










Me on the O'Reilly Factor criticizing Republicans for starting yet another Benghazi investigation

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