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Monday, November 10, 2014

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied 'round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a Republican or Democrat, but the president of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country's borders, and it was America versus the rest of the world, with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly president Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president, has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D-N.Y.), urged fellow lawmakers to address the issue at a hearing on antibiotic resistance scheduled Friday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on health. "Industry has kept data showing the rampant, dangerous use of antibiotics hidden from the public for one reason: to protect corporate profits at the expense of public health," Slaughter said.


Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group.

The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of militants had succeeded in seizing control of the Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar and tried to use it to attack nearby U.S. vessels.


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#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

There is not doubt a history - we see it. There are definitely issues with policing slums - in particular African American dominated areas. A good deal of that is self inflicted by the population IMHO. (Yes - blaming the "victim".) I know you shouldn't generalize about a population because of the behavior of a 'few' and I don't like to. The problem is that there are more than a few behaving badly in that population and this was particular individual was one of them.

The St. Louis area has been competing with the Eastern Michigan as violence capitals for years - all areas primarily inhabited by poor African Americans. And don't forget places like South Side Chicago and Washington DC. The problems IMHO tie back to the war on drugs and rampant gang issues created primarily by the lucrative drug trade. They helped build and strengthen the gangs and gang rule.

The problem with this case is that this may actually be a SEMI-justifiable case of violence and the officer may be cleared. Justified in the manner of violence answered with violence that is. This officer may very well have responded according to his training which exposes the problem that Police need different training. I would hate to see all hell break loose over an actually innocent person's death because an innocent person would have died. But at the same time an apparent thieving and assaulting thug's death seems to almost belittle the cause. I mean it harkens back to Rodney King - another quality and upstanding citizen that it was hard to have a lot of sympathy for.

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