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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #1410 on: November 19, 2012, 01:40:05 pm »
Also, remember all those dopes cheering on the Burmese Buddhists for "taking on" the junta in early 2008?

Yup.  Nothing more than a factional power struggle, like I said at the time.  Not only that, religious extremists and reactionaries managed to get adoring human rights champions, who they would likely sentence to death, to back them.  Western liberals got played, again!

I think it's long past time that Western liberals gave up the fairy tale of Buddhism being "that one religion that doesn't spawn fundamentalist assholes, so it's okay."

This is some seriously fucked shit.

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« Reply #1411 on: November 20, 2012, 06:27:14 pm »
Polish assassination plot foiled

http://news.sky.com/story/1014078/poland-foils-bomb-plot-on-president-and-pm

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Mr Tusk described him as being "fascinated by Breivik", referring to mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, a far-right fanatic who massacred 77 people in a bombing and shooting frenzy in Norway in July last year.

"In Norway nobody had imagined they had a Breivik in their midst," he added.

In a statement, prosecutors said the suspect was "motivated by his negative view of the current socio-economic situation and felt radical measures were needed to change it".

Mariusz Krason, the lead prosecutor, told journalists the suspect believed that "foreign powers exercised power in Poland rather than real Poles".

The man has no links to political or terror groups but is believed to have been motivated by nationalist, xenophobic anti-Semitic beliefs and was found to be in possession of TNT, gunpowder and other explosives
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« Reply #1412 on: November 20, 2012, 11:20:43 pm »
The Lansing, Michigan GoP shows who they REALLY care about:

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Today Lansing Republicans held a hearing on House Bills 5684 and 5685 in the Tax Policy Committee, which would give a tax credit for unborn fetuses past 12 weeks of gestation. After Lansing Republicans eliminated a state tax credit for parents with children last year, these bills would send a clear message to parents that “your kids don’t count.”

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« Reply #1413 on: November 21, 2012, 03:11:16 am »
This is not really very cool at all: http://news.yahoo.com/senate-bill-rewrite-lets-feds-read-your-e-mail-without-warrants-191930756.html

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Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge. (CNET obtained the revised draft from a source involved in the negotiations with Leahy.)

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« Reply #1414 on: November 21, 2012, 02:17:21 pm »
I'm not convinced that will make it to the floor for a vote, but it still scares me.
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« Reply #1415 on: November 21, 2012, 05:42:57 pm »
aaaaaand, it's gone.

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Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power -- including warrantless access to Americans' e-mail accounts -- than they possess under current law.
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Leahy's about-face comes in response to a deluge of criticism today, including the American Civil Liberties Union saying that warrants should be required, and the conservative group FreedomWorks launching a petition to Congress -- with more than 2,300 messages sent so far -- titled: "Tell Congress: Stay Out of My Email!"

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« Reply #1416 on: November 22, 2012, 06:52:26 am »
aaaaaand, it's gone.

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Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power -- including warrantless access to Americans' e-mail accounts -- than they possess under current law.
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Leahy's about-face comes in response to a deluge of criticism today, including the American Civil Liberties Union saying that warrants should be required, and the conservative group FreedomWorks launching a petition to Congress -- with more than 2,300 messages sent so far -- titled: "Tell Congress: Stay Out of My Email!"

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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« Reply #1417 on: November 22, 2012, 12:40:23 pm »
Moscow has banned a "political repression" protest.  I am amused.

Also, remember all those dopes cheering on the Burmese Buddhists for "taking on" the junta in early 2008?

Yup.  Nothing more than a factional power struggle, like I said at the time.  Not only that, religious extremists and reactionaries managed to get adoring human rights champions, who they would likely sentence to death, to back them.  Western liberals got played, again!

I think it's long past time that Western liberals gave up the fairy tale of Buddhism being "that one religion that doesn't spawn fundamentalist assholes, so it's okay."

This is some seriously fucked shit.

It's also worth noting that the same strain of Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka by the Sinhalese majority.  The same majority that practically genocided the Tamil population a few years back.
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #1418 on: November 23, 2012, 02:39:26 pm »
Well, Buddah did say that "life is suffering", so they just wanted to make sure everyone got their fair share.
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« Reply #1419 on: November 23, 2012, 05:42:01 pm »
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #1420 on: November 27, 2012, 07:36:45 pm »
Probably a meaningless gesture, but a FABULOUS meaningless gesture:

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/27/naked_protesters_storm_boehners_office/
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« Reply #1421 on: November 27, 2012, 07:47:24 pm »
nice.  :lol:
wait... TFA says that they arrested the three females for indecent exposure.... is that to imply that boehner allowed the four naked men to sit and chat with him for a bit?

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« Reply #1422 on: November 27, 2012, 09:42:58 pm »
nice.  :lol:
wait... TFA says that they arrested the three females for indecent exposure.... is that to imply that boehner allowed the four naked men to sit and chat with him for a bit?

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« Reply #1423 on: November 27, 2012, 10:36:55 pm »
nice.  :lol:
wait... TFA says that they arrested the three females for indecent exposure.... is that to imply that boehner allowed the four naked men to sit and chat with him for a bit?

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

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« Reply #1424 on: November 27, 2012, 11:54:54 pm »
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/world/asia/north-korea-china-onion/index.html

China has reprinted the Onion's story on Kim Jong Un being the sexiest man alive.  :lulz:
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