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The Paris massacre:This time the killers are professionals

They arrived fully armed and equipped – one of them with combat webbing holding Kalashnikov magazines. They moved carefully down the street, maintaining eye contact, and shot with discipline. They carried out advance surveillance, knew how to overcome the security systems and to arrive during the weekly editorial meetings when all the journalists, including the cartoonists they had targeted for insulting the prophet, would be present.

This is the double nightmare of Western security services. Trained jihadist terrorists, with Mideastern experience; native Europeans moving freely on the continent and speaking the local lingo. Now, after escaping the scene without being identified, they have gone to ground in a city of 12 million.


I was just asked to serve on a jury re an anti-semitic statement

it definitely WAS antisemitic
"The Jews who control this board"

but I excused myself,
bec. - maybe instead of hiding it, it is better to let it stand and declaim it as an anti-semitic statement?

I remember the debate about allowing the book Tom Sawyer to be read, bec. it uses the N-word.
I was in favor of using the book as a way of showing racist attitudes.

Could anyone tell me about "The Journal"

Like - where is it?

A Deep, Deep Sadness

"Whether one believes in climate change or not, or that humanity can indeed scale back greenhouse gas emissions and maintain stable, livable global temperatures, there still seems to be a prevailing undercurrent of sadness, hopelessness and even despair for many around the globe. Are we on the path to annihilate ourselves, or not?

"In the following essay-article, I explore the inner turmoil that seemingly affects so many of us and the conditions that preclude our idyllic fantasies that all is well."


Clear how having a Black female Republican in Congress is a HUGE boon for Repubs

"Incoming Rep. Mia Love of Utah, the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, said Sunday that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) should keep his leadership position despite controversy over his 2002 speech to a white supremacist conference."


--Who better to defend a fuckin' white supremacist than a Black woman?!

India elects first transgender mayor in Raigarh

A city in central India has elected the country's first transgender mayor, nine months after a court ruled that transgender be recognised as a legal third gender, local media reported.

Madhu Kinnar, 35, won the mayoral election in Raigarh in the mineral-rich state of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, beating her opponent from the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 4,500 votes, the Press Trust of India reported.

Television images showed a sari-clad Kinnar, with a large red bindi on her forehead, greeting supporters who placed marigold garlands around her neck.

Kinnar - who is from the Dalit or "low caste" community and used to earn a living singing and dancing in trains - said that she was overwhelmed by her election.


Why Extinction Matters at Least as Much as Climate Change

2011, still relevant;

The center of the ecological crisis is not the weather but the ongoing and wholesale destruction of life. We are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction spasm, accompanied by unfathomable figures such as three to ten species, many of them millions of years old, being extinguished daily. The planet’s entire evolutionary experiment, at least three-and-a-half billion years in the making, is bruised and battered. Further, scientists have only identified about 10-15 percent, at most, of existing species. Most types of life are unknown, rendering the great dying crisscrossing the globe eerily invisible to human eyes and silent to human ears.


What does "trash a post" do? Does it disappear the post from my view,

or does it make a statement to others that I don't like this post?

can someone tell me how to livestream this event? soon, it transpires at 9 am!

It is a yoga class.

but I don't see anything at his site, to click on to stream it.

Unless that doesn't appear until closer to the time of the event?
15 min from now.

thanks for any help.

A gang-rape in India,

a Japanese female tourist was kept and raped for a month. jesus.
I bet we only hear about it, cuz she was a tourist.
I wonder just how common this is for Indian women.

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