HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » arely staircase » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 ... 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 ... 80 Next »

arely staircase

Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:54 PM
Number of posts: 12,439

Journal Archives

Van Jones on Dorner

Don't focus on Chris Dorner's politics
by Van Jones

(CNN) -- In the wake of Chris Dorner's death, much of the talk has already turned to his political views.

In the wake of a tragedy, it is understandable to ask why this happened. It is appropriate to discuss ways to keep it from happening again.

But we should draw the line at suddenly giving an exalted place in our national discourse to the political rantings of a murderer.

Before he met his end, Dorner took the lives of several human beings and wounded a few more. One of those killed was a father of two. The law enforcement officers killed were simply doing their jobs, trying to keep us safe.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/13/opinion/jones-chris-dorner/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:31 PM (6 replies)

Think it's really him? Check out this reply I got to a post. Post post 141 possted at 1:41 pm



Response to arely staircase (Reply #84)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:41 PM

dperdue310 (1 post)

141. shooting at Perdue

Yes I encountered 2 officers at the end of the street flagler and I spoke with them outside my truck, explaining that I was going surfing. They told me to do a u-turn because of danger in that neighborhood. I did a u-turn and seconds later saw another police car. I yield to the right and and got rammed by that vehicle while driving about 5mph and then was shot at. Scary and painful

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2367920
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:44 PM (5 replies)

Bishop calls for universal background checks, high-cap. mag. ban

Episcopal Presiding Bishop provides testimony on gun violence to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has submitted written testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, for the hearing on “Proposals to reduce gun violence: protecting our communities while respecting the Second Amendment.”

“I urge lawmakers to press for comprehensive and universal background checks for firearm ownership, regardless of where and how a gun is purchased; for bans on the availability to civilians of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines; and for policies designed to better regulate the manufacture of guns,” the Presiding Bishop states in her testimony. “The Episcopal Church also supports the highest level of accountability for violation of all existing laws pertaining to violence in our midst.”

The following is the full text of Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s testimony.

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/notice/episcopal-presiding-bishop-provides-testimony-gun-violence-senate-judiciary-subcommittee
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:41 AM (4 replies)

what just happened with guns

sounded like lots of applause with maybe some wierd protesting in the background?
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:15 PM (4 replies)

George Ringo #IIIVV

eom
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:24 PM (2 replies)

one day

one of these threads will identify the most unique human being on earth. either in opinion or life experience..

here is what should happen now. someone should hate on the BSDM person because they were once kidnapped by BSDM people

followed by someone who relaxes through simulated kidnapping by BSDM people and so on until Person U (for unique) is identified.

there will then be a groundswell of support for Person U - thus ruining the whole thing.

then we start from scratch!
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:16 PM (0 replies)

Ted Nugent’s collected Twitter genius

There will be as many reaction shots of the musician tonight as Paul Ryan. Here's your Motor City Madman primer

So Ted Nugent will be a guest at the State of the Union tonight, as the guest of Steve Stockman, a Republican congressman from Texas. We guess that Charlie Daniels and Lee Greenwood, the other top conservative musicians, were busy in Branson this evening.

But Nugent is far more than just some loudmouth know-nothing on the subject of hunting and gun control. And his election-related meltdown hasn’t smartened him up online. His Twitter is also filled with cooking tips, music and film criticism, vague threats in everyone’s direction — we’re especially concerned about that REO Speedwagon and Styx tour — and general ridiculousness.

On the other hand, he really likes Bruno Mars. And cilantro.

Take a look!

Dear corrupt power abusing fedzilla criminals-No u cant hav my guns. None of them. Dont trad on me, again


http://www.salon.com/2013/02/12/ted_nugents_collected_twitter_genius/
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:58 PM (1 replies)

Anybody else have only the internet on which to watch the SotU? And how will you feel

if anonymous kepps you from seeing it?
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:56 PM (3 replies)

Two officers wounded in shootout with Dorner

The Los Angeles Times reported that two police officers were injured on Tuesday afternoon in a shootout with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner near Big Bear in Southern California.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-two-officers-shot-in-shootout-with-dorner?ref=fpb
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:13 PM (0 replies)

Would Lincoln use drones?

Lincoln probably would have loved drones, but may have held off using them to kill for strategic reasons

First off, Lincoln was obsessed with military technology and innovation, so there’s little question that he would have been intrigued by drones, had they been invented in the 1860s. He often personally witnessed demonstrations of new inventions and pushed for their advancement and field testing through the War Department bureaucracy, in part by promoting officers who held a similar love of innovation. Under his tenure, the Union became one of the world’s first militaries to use repeating rifles (a vast improvement over the single-shot muzzle-loaders it replaced), rifled artillery, machine guns, rockets, armored “ironclad” warships, and torpedoes, and he made advanced strategic use of railroads and especially the telegraph.


He would have loved to have had drones’ surveillance power, as he championed the unprecedented use of balloons to spy on the enemy. When the aging head of the Army initially rejected the balloon idea, Lincoln personally marched inventor Thaddeus Lowe to the War Department and declared that he would be head of the new Aeronautics Corps for the Army. “I have pleasure in sending you this first dispatch ever telegraphed from an aerial station and in acknowledging indebtedness to your encouragement for the opportunity of demonstrating the availability of the science of aeronautics in the military service of the country,” Lowe telegraphed to the president from a balloon over the National Mall.
...
We asked Yale Law School professor John Witt, who wrote a popular book about Lincoln’s code of war. As it turns out, Lincoln spent a lot of time thinking about these kinds of questions. On the eve of Emancipation, the president commissioned New York lawyer Francis Lieber to write the first modern code of war. The resulting guidelines (often called the Lieber Code) are more complicated that today’s left or right like to remember them, Witt argues, banning torture and poison gas on one hand, but also clearly designed to help the North win, on the other.

The code prohibited assassination, but what exactly counts as “assassination” is a debate that remains open to this day and started in antiquity. For instance, the Lieber Code was based on the thinking of 18th century Swiss philosopher Emmerich de Vattel, who laid the foundations for international law with his seminal treatises on the Law of Nations. In Volume III, he has a lengthy parsing of what it means to assassinate an enemy. A true “assassination,” on the other hand, must involve treachery, Vattel wrote. Usually, this would be someone who deceives in order to gain access to his target, such as an “emissary, introducing himself as a supplicant, a refugee, a deserter.” That, Vattel wrote, “is infamous and execrable, both in him who executes and in him who commands it.”


http://www.salon.com/2013/02/11/would_lincoln_use_drones/
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:28 PM (13 replies)
Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 ... 80 Next »