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  • How not to Cover a Mass Murder (Charlie Brooker Video)
    • Very interesting post, Professor Cole.

      One thing I've found to be particularly disgusting about the coverage of the recent string of mass murders is the implicit and sometimes explicit maligning of the mentally-ill, Muslims, immigrants, so-called "preppers", and other categorized "groups." Indeed in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (who should be still be considered innocent until proven otherwise), we see someone who was generally considered to be well-liked, charming, and secular. As hard as the corporate media may try, there is no cut-and-dry profile of mass murderer. And history has shown us that policy that has impulsively arisen as a result of these acts, including our perpetual War on Terror, have not addressed the problem of extremism and anomie but aggravated it and produced related complications.

  • Obama & Brennan Brought GOP Filibuster on themselves by Extreme Secrecy on Drones
    • Paul assumed his position in '11, Rubio in '11, and Cruz in '13. So the most vocal supporters of the filibuster weren't around during the Bush years.

      Let's stop this partisan bickering and give credit where credit is due. Paul had the courage to stand up for our Bill of Rights while most Senators, the supposed representatives of We the People, remained silent.

  • Why they Hate us: Romney Secretly Plots to Screw Palestinians over Again
    • I tend to agree with Romney that a "one-state solution" is the answer; although NOT in the way he describes. The state of Israel has already stolen a good deal of the West Bank and its siege on Gaza has made a utopian, or at the very least, an equitable "two-state solution" impossible. If the Israelis fully embraced democracy and extended citizen rights and protections to the Palestinians, just by population size, the Palestinians would gain control of the government, military, policy, etc.. Of course the only way this "one-state solution" could occur is if the US truly helped foster Palestinian inclusion by denouncing Israeli officials who commit atrocities and removing the US-aid financial crutch that enables those same officials.

      Also, has Professor Cole read The Wandering Who?

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