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I think all cat and kitten threads should state so in the title.

It would save a lot of clicks and time.

Those who are interested in reading about cats and kittens could go straight to the threads saving all the reading of the political crap on the DU and those who are not so interested in cats and kittens could just avoid them .....

What do you think? Do we need a cat and kitten forum?

Websites are slowed as 40 Million uninsured turn to Insurance exchanges to get health care.

Surprised? Not me.

Sea surface temps highest in 150 years.

Seems things are heating up. Recent record was in 1951, a couple of years before hurricane Carol.

Fish are confused...Fishermen don't care...want permission to fish til the fish are gone.

http://www.mvtimes.com/2013/05/01/sea-surface-temps-reach-highest-levels-150-years-15330/

http://news.providencejournal.com/business/2013/04/fishermen-protest-cuts-in-catch-limits.html/




OK! Time to review the Boston Bombing story.

There's been a lot of reporting but not so much on what of what was reported still stands.
DU; Help me out. Back it up with a link if possible.

1. Who did what at the 7-11 store? Any video to back it up?

2. Was MIT cop responding to a call, or just sitting in the car? Have we witnesses to that shooting?

3. Was a gun found on either suspect?

4. Did the younger brother show up at car repair place wanting his Mercedes "Right now" on Tuesday? Was it his Mercedes?

5. Were the two suspects in different cars when they stopped to throw bombs in Watertown?
Where were they coming from? What kind of cars? Honda and ????

6. Did they have guns and shoot at the police in Watertown? How many Police were there at that point.

7. Did the suspect climb out of boat by himself, or was he down and out at that point?

8. Were there really bombs strapped to either suspect? Pictures?

Thanks for the help on this.

Business control of the image?: Plenty of pictures of carnage for bombing....

Not one picture of classrooms in Newtown.

Gun control ready for defeat this week.

What would you do if you were 28 and inherited a wacko country?

First thing would be to get rid of crazed Military industrial complex. How do you do that?

Send them off to a war they can't possibly win and let the chip fall where they may. I know, shoot missiles at the ole USA!

This guy may not be as dumb as first appears.

He needs to show his has the balls, and he can't counter what the military wants or he risks assassination.

US sabre rattling leading to War?

The war danger in Korea:
Pentagon’s false propaganda conceals truth about crisis

By Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition national coordinator

http://www.answercoalition.org/national/news/the-war-danger-in-korea.html



The American war propaganda machine does a thorough job in misleading the public about the high-stakes struggle the Pentagon is waging against North Korea. On March 28, the Obama administration ordered and the Pentagon executed a mock bombing attack on North Korea by U.S. B-2 stealth bombers equipped to drop nuclear bombs—the most advanced nuclear-capable plane in the U.S. Air Force. In recent months, the U.S. has also used nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to simulate the bombing of North Korea.

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It is not necessary to speculate how the United States would react if North Korea sent nuclear-capable bombers close to U.S. territory and dropped inert bombs as part of a “war game.” By itself, this B-2 mock bombing of North Korea cost approximately $5.5 million, according to Foreign Policy magazine. The B-2 flights by some estimates cost $135,000 per hour—almost double that of any other military airplane, according to a report from the Center for Public Integrity.

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In 1961, General Park Chung-hee, formerly an officer in the Japanese Manchuko Imperial Army during the time of Japan’s brutal colonial occupation of Korea, seized power and held it until his assassination by other military officers in 1979. Any South Korean person who said anything sympathetic about communism, socialism or North Korea was sentenced to decades-long prison terms where torture was a given. The role of the Pentagon and its continuing occupation has been decisive in Korean politics. After the assassination of Park Chung-hee, massive protests were staged in May 1980 against the military dictatorship in the South Korean city of Kwangju. The pro-democracy movement in Kwangju was labeled “communist-inspired” and the rebellion was crushed in blood. More than 2,000 people were killed May 18 to 27, 1980. Later released secret documents revealed that it was the top brass of the U.S. occupation force that authorized soldiers of the Korean Army's 20th Division to be sent to Kwangju to suppress the protesting students.

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The propaganda campaign is in full swing now as the Pentagon climbs the escalation ladder in the most militarized part of the planet. North Korea is depicted as the provocateur and aggressor whenever they assert that they have the right and capability to defend their country. Even as the Pentagon simulates the nuclear destruction of a country that it had already tried to bomb into the stone-age, the corporate-owned media characterizes this extremely provocative act as a sign of “resolve” and a measure of “self-defense.”


So the results are in about the water sipping Rubio in English....

But could we have a report from some of our spanish speakers about his spanish performance?

Anyone?

Bad TV Reception? There's always C-Span on the Computer.

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

Gotta love it....no hype, no ads.

Poll: Home invasions and the fear thereof.

The recent gun talk on DU has led me to come to the realization that there are a lot of people fearful of their home being invaded while they are in the home enjoying their freedoms.

At one time, I lived in a lousy neighborhood. Neighbors and I suffered break-ins and burglaries. But I never remember fearing a house invasion and wouldn't dream of keeping loaded weaponry handy so as to kill intruders. Now I live in a peaceful, heavenly place and of course a home invasion is not within the realm of possibility.

How about you?
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