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Democratic candidates

I think each one should be asked if they will investigate President Bush and company over Iraq war crimes. I think this is important at least to have an investigation that would be available into our history even if jail is not the result. I think it would be important to have documentation of the hearing and answers to pertinent questions. Do you think all democratic nominees should be asked this?

I-77 flag wavers show support for slain Marines

My goodness my computer is blurry. What a great group of residence to go out of their way to support the Marines. Gives hope to everyone.

About two-dozen military veterans and supporters hoisted American flags over Interstate 77 on Friday afternoon to honor four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tenn., one day earlier.

The patriots stood for hours on the Exit 83 overpass waving American flags and holding up four fingers in honor of four U.S. Marines who were shot and killed Thursday at a Chattanooga military recruiting center in what authorities are investigating as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspect was shot to death by police.

“We represent several different groups. However, right now, we’re representing the United States of America,” said Al Guest, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force.

The bridge on which they were standing has special meaning. The Leonard A. Farrington 9/11 Memorial Bridge is named after a man who stood on the bridge the day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and waved his American flag.

“I’m not here for publicity, I’m here for this country,” Farrington said that day. “No terrorist beats America.”

Those waving flags from the same bridge Friday had the same sense of unity for country. Not all of them were military veterans, though. Robin Smith, of Fort Mill, said Thursday’s shooting created more fear for her son, who is also a Marine.

“It’s real hard to put a name with the face, especially when you have someone in the service,” she said. “(Terrorism) has come into our country, and we need to get it stopped.”

Smith said she wanted the motorists driving by and honking to feel the passion for America those on the bridge have.

“Everybody that’s up here today has a deep feeling for America,” she said. “I want these (drivers) to know and to bring it back to them in case they’ve forgotten, deep down in their hearts, what needs to be important.”

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article27550252.html#storylink=cpy


I am now for Bernie sanders

He is getting my vote! The Hillary supporters changed my mind and I believe Bernie is needed for our country.

Police: Attackers shoot 10 people at child's birthday party in Detroit

Source: CNN.com

(CNN)Attackers fired semiautomatic weapons at a child's birthday party in Detroit, killing one person and wounding nine others, authorities said.

A 20-year-man died in the Saturday night shooting, CNN affiliate WXYZ reported.

Nine other people -- three women and six men -- suffered injuries, WXYZ said.

It's a "miracle" no child was injured at the party, which was held at a basketball court, Detroit Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt told the affiliate.

About 400 people attended the party, but there are no leads so far, and witnesses are not cooperating, Dolunt said.

"There's kids out here. I'm livid. ... There's not any excuse why no one is talking," he told WXYZ. "Man up or woman up, whatever, and tell us what's going on."

Dolunt said police are looking for the owner of an abandoned red car found across the street whose occupants they believe were shot.

Authorities will continue their investigations Sunday.

CNN's George Montgomery contributed to this report

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/21/us/detroit-birthday-party-shooting/

Not even a birthday party is safe. Wake up America!!!!!!

9 Injured After Men with Shotgun Open Fire on Block Party in West Philadelphia Read more: http://ww

Source: NBC10.com

Nine people, including a 1-year-old girl, were injured after two suspects used a shotgun to open fire during a block party on a West Philadelphia street Saturday night.
The gunfire rang out around 10 p.m. along the 4100 block of Ogden Street.
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Witnesses told police that two unknown males opened fire on the block with a shotgun. The suspects, according to witnesses, then got into a car and fired more shots, possibly with a handgun.
"It looks like they just randomly fired down the street and hit anyone in their way," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker.
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Investigators said a total of nine people were struck with birdshot from the shotgun.
"It was just a terrible situation," said Walker.

Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Ogden-STreet-Shooting-308747231.html#ixzz3di3T7BtO
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Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Ogden-STreet-Shooting-308747231.html

We have got to get rid of guns....bottom line. Sorry for those who disagree but this is getting out of control.

Pa. House says no, 193-0, to Gov. Wolf's tax plan Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/848

I am so mad at the Democratic Politicians in Pennsylvania for voting against Governor Wolf. Pennsylvania is just getting back to having a Democratic Governor and the House Democratic Members just embarrassed the Governor. So frustrating. Can we enjoy having a Democratic Governor for a change and let's keep him for another 4. Ugh!


Vermont has very soft gun laws

Does Senator Sanders who was also Mayor of the largest city of Vermont also believe in a more pro gun issue? I was surprised to hear that Vermont was a state with lax gun laws.

I am a bit upset

Cindi a Lauper's Go Fund Me campaign for homeless GLBT youth has only raised 136 thousand dollars which is nothing to sneeze at........but

The pizza joint made 859 thousand and Joel Osteen was robbed 600 thousand from a weekend collection. Found out that is peanuts compared to holiday weekends. My attitude towards this is that Joel is crying about it but his insurance will probably pay it to him so no loss to him.

America priorities are so messed up.

homeless I guess is not glamorous to donate to.

This is not directed to DU population at all who care about homeless and Cindi Loaper's charity work.

Vent over until next subject of inequality or something else that is screwed up.

'Furious 7' has huge debut at the box office


I went to see this movie at 5 o'clock today. I want to tell you that it is the best movie I have seen in a long time. It was absolutely excellent. I recommend that everyone go see this movie. It has a nice little tribute to Paul Walker at the end. There will be no other movie as superb as this movie in the history of Hollywood from today on. It will be impossible for another movie to live up to this one. It is a must watch. I am still overwhelmed by this great film. I can't imagine anyone having the slightest negativity about it. The critics loved it which can be rare for a movie like this. It also goes to show that we lost one of the great young actors of our time. I imagine it was like losing Elvis back in the day. Have fun......enjoy.....and don't take the movie seriously......just watch it and be amazed at the wonder.

I just have to get this off my mind and venting to you guys might work....lol

I just got back off a cruise and had a great time....I went with 11 family members and met a lot of great fellow cruisers on the ship. It was Spring Break so there were many kids and college kids on board which was great overall.

The one thing I kept hearing throughout the entire duration on the ship was that the kids couldn't wait to get back home so they could use their phones and electronic gadgets again. Now I have a bunch of Apple products and I will admit turning off the phone for the last time when the ship was moving away from the pier was a bit disconcerting (it is every time and it is my 8th cruise) and I even did a final Facebook post to say I would be gone a week. I am a Kid at heart.

Anyway, I talked with many adults with kids at various age levels and they all said the same thing, "I can't believe my kids are complaining so much about not having electronic gadgets......do they have any idea how lucky they are to be on a cruise......we NEVER went on a cruise, we went to the beach or a cabin in the woods....maybe...if we were lucky."

I just thought it was funny and so true of society today.......I think ships might be the last place where electronic gadgets don't work...ok you can buy an internet package but it isn't cheap and you still have quite a few obstacles like no way can you play video games at least at high speeds.

Anyhow, just thought I would share that bit of facts going on in our society.
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