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It is not just Paris we should pray for - It is the whole world.

A heartfelt poem on the brutal Paris attacks moved me to tears:


In Response To Paris, Ted Cruz Calls For Airstrikes With More ‘Tolerance For Civilian Casualties’

Ted Cruz already knows the solution: A bombing campaign that’s not afraid to kill innocent civilians.

We must immediately recognize that our enemy is not ‘violent extremism.’ It is the radical Islamism that has declared jihad against the west. It will not be appeased by outreach or declarations of tolerance. It will not be deterred by targeted airstrikes with zero tolerance for civilian casualties, when the terrorists have such utter disregard for innocent life.

Cruz did not specify where these airstrikes should take place or what they should be targeting.

Cruz also called for “a halt to any plans to bring refugees that may have been infiltrated by ISIS” to the United States. Previously, Cruz has misquoted U.S. intelligence officials to make the case against taking in Syrian refugees.
There is no evidence yet that any refugees were involved in the attacks.


George Takei: "Tonight...pray or wish for peace, not only from guns & bombs-but from hatred & fear"

George Takei

I'm writing this backstage at Allegiance, my heart heavy with the news from Paris, aching for the victims and their families and friends.

There no doubt will be those who look upon immigrants and refugees as the enemy as a result of these attacks, because they look like those who perpetrated these attacks, just as peaceful Japanese Americans were viewed as the enemy after Pearl Harbor. But we must resist the urge to categorize and dehumanize, for it is that very impulse that fueled the insanity and violence perpetrated this evening.

Tonight, hold your loved ones, and pray or wish for peace, not only from guns and bombs, but from hatred and fear. If it is our freedom and joy they seek to destroy, give them not that victory. Against the forces of darkness and terror, love and compassion shall always prevail.

-- George


This is not my war, this is not our war. This is your war.

They are ours who died last night.

On the terrace of a restaurant, in a bar, on the street, in a concert hall.


Died because murderers have decided to strike right in Paris and shoot into the crowd, with the aim of making the most possible victims.

11:30. Sarkozy has just declared: "We are at war."

For once I agree with him. They are at war.

You are at war, you Sarkozy, Hollande, Valls, Cameron, Netanyahu, Obama. You are at war, you and your political allies, you and your friends multinational bosses.

And if we want it all stops, it will have once the shock wore off, do everything to stop this headlong rush towards generalized barbarism.

It's not too late. There is still time to move on. Radically.

By refusing the injunction "with us or with the terrorists".

By refusing calls for unity with the torturers and warmongers who build every day a barbaric world.

By denying world based on exploitation, theft, violence, injustice, inequality, the tendering of those who should unite.

Fight for another world that is not only possible but more necessary than ever.

Stay the course and concede nothing under the pressure of emotion or consideration.

You'll be able to tax me naïve if you want. But my idealism has never killed anyone. Unlike your "pragmatism".

It is more than ever time to "resist the irresistible".

So, no, Cambadélis. No, Sarkozy. No, Holland. "We" are not at war.

This is not my war, this is not our war. This is your war.

And once again, these are our dead. As in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005, as in Egypt there are fifteen days as in Beirut this week.

And like everywhere you sow terror.

Your war, our dead.

Your wars, no more

translated from french:



Adam Smith wrote about Donald Trump's claim that US wages are too high in 1776


Watch Thousands of Parisians Respond to the Terrorist Attacks in the Best Way Possible

As Paris' "night of terror" unfolded, thousands of soccer fans were ordered to evacuate the Stade de France, where France was playing Germany—and near where at least one explosion had erupted.

A video posted to Facebook shows these soccer fans joining in unison to sing the French national anthem. Some could be seen waving the French flag, as the exiting crowd cheered in defiance of the tragic attacks still taking place throughout the city.


and A Shot of Sanctimony.....For 'Donald.'


NAILS IT: This Tweet Perfectly Captures WHY It Is Appalling To Blame Refugees For The Paris Attacks.




Darkness in Paris
The retribution will be swift and harsh, as will the inevitable reaction, and as will the retribution for the reaction.

NOV 13, 2015 @ 7:21 PM

​There is no question that it will get worse as they move toward dawn in Paris. There is no question that it will get worse as the days turn into months and the months into years. Barbarians have laid siege to an entire European city for one of the first times since Rome fell. The body count will climb. The retribution will be swift and harsh, as will the inevitable reaction, and as will the retribution for the reaction. And the events of the day will be fed into the armored, blind triviality of the ongoing American election, and into the utterly corrupted American political system, and into the carefully cultivated timidity and faithlessness that all of these things have combined to make out of the American democracy over the past 15 years. Something awful has happened in Paris. Out of it will be born something awful in the collective mind and the collective heart and the collective soul. I wish I weren't so sure of this, but the planet looks awfully black from up here, and it doesn't look any different if you close your eyes.​



Trump's "View o' The World"

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