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Rcade, once again you put inferences where it doesn't exist. You don't need leadership to spout inflammatory words like violence against police. All you need is for them through their words infer and paint all police as irresponsible and not balance their words----paint a picture that there is this massive police brutality problem in certain communities. Also, not to say anything about violence against police that may result in force that may result in less then desirable outcomes. The problem recently was the lack of balance by people like Sharpton, De Blasio, Obama, and Holder and others. When you paint the picture they've painted, it instills in some elements the ongoing word picture that all police are your enemies and that there is a license to be violent against them. It's really not hard to figure out what's happened over the last few weeks. The proximity to recent events have shown a result not surprising to many.

#20 | Posted by matsop at 2014-12-20 10:41 PM | Reply | Flag


Nice post. It happens on this site all the time, once the inference of leadership of this site shows disdain for particular posters the mass mob begins to hammer away freely and it continues like some kind of free will protest. It is like a small experiment for the larger society.

2 months of mass media doing nothing but bashing cops as racists, innocent killers, thuggery and corruption and what do we get when 2 cops are murdered/assasinated, talk of "aw that's to bad, that's ashame" why.....because the nation now thinks cops are criminal racists thugs.

more reactions coming in.....

BEEday@YouWantToBEEme wrote, "I read the story. Really don't care about those two cops dying. Moving along."

"Guess NYPD can't breathe after all" and "

BREAKING: NYPD gets what they deserve."

Read more at dcgazette.com

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mediamatters.org

Fox & Friends Airs Misleading Footage To Suggest Al Sharpton Led Protesters Calling For "Dead Cops"

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Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has asked his national security team for another review of the U.S. policy toward Syria after realizing that ISIS may not be defeated without a political transition in Syria and the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, senior U.S. officials and diplomats tell CNN.

The review is a tacit admission that the initial strategy of trying to confront ISIS first in Iraq and then take the group's fighters on in Syria, without also focusing on the removal of al-Assad, was a miscalculation.

Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Thursday on CNN's "New Day" that he had also heard that the White House was shifting its strategy, in part because Turkey and other Gulf states -- which are hosting refugees from Syria -- were pushing for the removal of Assad.

Regime change where have we heard that one before. Funny dat be in triplicate spades with salt on it.

A lot of people do listen to the Catholic Church on what a Christian is and how a Christian should act. Because of the brilliant marketing move of creating the position of pope, the church even has some sway over non-Catholics and non-Christians.

"Brilliant marketing move." Good one! I love the use of anachronism for exaggerated comic effect

Yes, the Church established itself as an authority. Many Christians listen to that authority; many pay it lip service, and still many find it contemptible. It's a mixed bag.

By the way, you show your cynicism in your phrasing.

Interestingly, cynicism, like skepticism, has changed meaning over the years from the ancients who devised it as a philosophical point of view.

If you label yourself a cynic , as one who distrusts the motives of others, the ancient cynics would say your not a true cynic.

But again, who gets to say what the true meaning is?

In general, we live in a post modern world, and the fruits of the post modern world is one that deconstructs every kind of authority--political, philosophical, ideological, moral, spiritual, literary, traditional. It should come as no shock that even scientific authority is disputed.

There is great power in dissolving the authorities of the past, but ironically those who are at the forefront of such movements tend fill the vacuum with their own authority. (Ha, ha, now I am being cynical in the modern sense!)

In general there is an old cycle that gets repeated and repeated in politics, religion--almost any long lasting institution.

Groundbreaking beliefs backed by idealism, attracts attention, gains followers, over time it becomes codified, rigid and then corrupt, necessitating the need for rebellion and reformation--which is the introduction of ground breaking beliefs backed by idealism. . .

Sorry, if I digressed.

#4 | Posted by moneywar at 2014-12-20 06:24 AM

The Epic Battle To Save The Most Offensive Team Name In Professional Sports

"The State reward for dead Indians has been increased to $200 for ever red-skin sent to Purgatory. This sum is more than the bodies of all the Indians east of Red River are worth."

"The above notice in a newspaper in Winona, Minnesota used the word "redskin" as part of a bounty notice published in its evening edition on September 24, 1863. The notice, provided by the National Congress of American Indians, which claims it has been independently verified."

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