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NPR is laundering CIA talking points to make you scared of NSA reporting

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/12/nprs-dina-temple-raston-passed-cia-funded-nsa-contractor-independent-fear-monger-snowden-reporting/

Godwin is DEAD!

anybody miss it?

Eno responds- "In a world of horrors, why I single out the war crimes of Israel"

http://stopwar.org.uk/news/brian-eno-in-a-world-of-horrors-why-i-single-out-the-crimes-of-israel#.U-CtNPldVa4

Why are such a number of DU'ers so HOT on COLD WAR?

the antipathies being promulgated in advance of the Olympics seemed disproportionate and clumsy in their
timing, anti-homosexual issues aside, the sentiments appeared akin to chopping off a shoplifter's hand.
and this sort of hot blooded militarized response to (questionably derived) things happening within and to foreign countries?
Is that what DU is all about?
WAR?
what happened in the last 14 years?

US Judge rules against California death penalty

Source: Fresno Bee

LOS ANGELES A federal judge ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney represents a legal victory for those who want to abolish the death penalty in California and follows a similar ruling that has suspended executions in the state for eight years.

Carney, in a case brought by a death row inmate against the warden of San Quentin state prison, called the death penalty an empty promise that violates the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

"Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the hundreds of individuals sentenced to death have been, or even will be, executed by the State," wrote Carney, a George W. Bush appointee.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/16/4027206/us-judge-rules-against-california.html?sp=/99/217/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

Read more: Link to sourcehttp://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/16/4027206/us-judge-rules-against-california.html?sp=/99/217/&ihp=1

US officer fires gun in clash at pro-Israel rally

Source: Fresno Bee

The officer of the Federal Protective Service fired a weapon during the rally at the Federal Building in Westwood on Sunday, according to a sheriff's statement. The FPS is the security police division of the Department of Homeland Security.

The demonstration, which drew several hundred people, was breaking up when pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian supporters began to clash.

Witnesses said the confrontation included a scuffle between the pro-Israel protesters and men who drove past the protest in a truck displaying a Palestinian flag, KNBC-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1ra6cF3 ).

A man in the truck said the Palestinian flag was ripped away. When the truck's occupants attempted to retrieve the flag, there was a struggle, witnesses said.



Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/14/4023907/federal-officer-fires-weapon-at.html

Ukraine, Iraq and the "Palestinian problem" all at once....

if only we had some say on these vital and bloody hot spots...
Well, if we were involved, the information titty would tell us,
so lets just not go there.
isnt it just horrible what these violent cultures are doing?

What was one of the first things the National Security State accomplished?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_blacklist#The_Hollywood_Ten

The deafening silence of racism's accomplices in the United States

http://www.c-span.org/video/?168299-1/martin-luther-king-jr-commemoration


even Tim Wise had nothing to say about this, although he apparently knew nothing of it,
when I brought it to his attention..

if we were ever going to have an open discussion, it should have erupted around this.
instead, crickets and disbelievers guffawing at GW's "clumsiness"

Color "blindness" and American racism- mutualism, symbiosis or parasitism?

how would you describe the effects of racism in the US?
how would you perceive it if you were poor and black?
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