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kladner 2016-01-25 06:53

Interesting Comparison
 
[URL="http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/22/the-cowliphate-and-poisoned-kids-twin-assaults-on-the-commons/"]The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids[/URL]: Twin Assaults on The Commons

I can't really describe this piece. It comes from a really serious activist. So serious that I have a hard time dealing with his wide-ranging vehemence. I personally know people who are similarly "activated", though with somewhat different foci.

I would normally provide an excerpt, but I can't see how to make it representative. This piece does, however, pursue an interesting comparison, within the the framing of "The Commons."
EDIT: I actually mostly agree with the author, but he sure is "In-Your-Face." :rant:

Nick 2016-01-25 09:59

[QUOTE=kladner;423960][URL="http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/22/the-cowliphate-and-poisoned-kids-twin-assaults-on-the-commons/"]The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids[/URL]: Twin Assaults on The Commons
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From [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_state[/URL]
[QUOTE]
The Fund for Peace characterizes a failed state as having the following characteristics: [LIST][*]Loss of control of its territory, or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein[*]Erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions[*]Inability to provide public services[*]Inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community[/LIST][/QUOTE]

Amazing how parts of the United States now resemble a failed state.

kladner 2016-01-25 16:49

[QUOTE=Nick;423971]From [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_state[/URL]


Amazing how parts of the United States now resemble a failed state.[/QUOTE]
Tragic, but true.

kladner 2016-01-27 03:53

Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash
 
One person has died during an operation by US police to [URL="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35416516"]arrest the leader of an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.[/URL]
[QUOTE]
Ammon Bundy and five others were arrested during a traffic stop, police said. One person was injured.[/QUOTE]

More [URL="http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/01/bundys_in_custody_one_militant.html"]here[/URL] from Oregon Live.

firejuggler 2016-03-22 16:19

2 more terrorist attack in Bruxelles (Belgium) this time. 36 dead /200 wouned. Attack were in an airport, the otther in a metro station. EI ( état islamique well you know ISIS) claim to be responsible.
[url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brussels-airport-explosions_us_56f0f754e4b084c6722146dc[/url]
:censored::censored::censored::censored:

firejuggler 2016-03-22 17:55

I know there is at least 20 terrorist attack since the 13rd November but still (link following in french and an image of where/when those attack occured)
[url]http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2016/03/22/la-belgique-20e-pays-touche-par-le-terrorisme-islamiste-depuis-le-13-novembre_1441282[/url]

ewmayer 2016-03-23 02:24

[QUOTE=firejuggler;429795]I know there is at least 20 terrorist attack since the 13rd November but still (link following in french and an image of where/when those attack occured)
[url]http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2016/03/22/la-belgique-20e-pays-touche-par-le-terrorisme-islamiste-depuis-le-13-novembre_1441282[/url][/QUOTE]

Does that count include drone strikes or not?

kladner 2016-03-23 04:06

[QUOTE=ewmayer;429827]Does that count include drone strikes or not?[/QUOTE]
Don't you know? Anyone who dies by Hellfire missile is, by definition, a terrorist, an insurgent, or a militant, regardless of age, gender, or ideological leanings.

Xyzzy 2016-04-28 13:47

[url]http://time.com/4310349/tennessee-religious-counseling-bill/[/url]

[QUOTE]Tennessee’s Republican governor says he has signed a bill that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs.[/QUOTE]

Brian-E 2016-04-28 22:59

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;432714][URL]http://time.com/4310349/tennessee-religious-counseling-bill/[/URL][/QUOTE]
Why doesn't the Tennessee governor sign a bill legislating how GIMPS must optimise the search for Mersenne Primes whilst he's at it? I'm sure he has his views on how far we should trial factor the candidates before doing an LL test.

Any professional counsellor will tell him that counselling starts with the client's point of view and works things from there. The therapist's religious views are irrelevant.

kladner 2016-07-15 17:36

More Horror -Nice
 
[URL="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/jul/14/nice-bastille-day-france-attack-promenade-des-anglais-vehicle"]Nice attack[/URL]: truck driver named as France mourns 84 killed in Bastille Day atrocity

[URL="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/15/lorry-rams-bastille-day-crowd-in-nice-killing-at-least-70"]84 dead[/URL] after truck rams Bastille Day crowd in Nice

Words fail.


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