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Posted in: Gadhafi says leaders of airstrikes should go, not him See in context

Gadhafi accused the leaders of the countries attacking his forces of being “affected by power madness.”

It bounces off from them and sticks to G like a gum.

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Posted in: Radiation in six U.S. states likely from Japan See in context

And now that these scientists are reporting it so, I'm sure there will be a lot of people in states like Massachusetts and Nevada that will start buying up potassium iodide pills and bottled water like crazy.

Are they really saying that in the report?

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Posted in: Edano criticizes TEPCO for series of mistakes on nuclear plant See in context

I'll have TEPCO in the list of TOP 10 companies affiliated with AIG. AIG= Accountability Is Gone.

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Posted in: Missing U.S. teacher's body located in Ishinomaki See in context

this young woman probably saved the lives of her students by making sure they all got home safely with their parents. RIP Miss Anderson.

I couldn't agree with you more. She was probably aware of the danger imposed by an abnormal jolt, which would no doubt bring a catastrophic injury to her students in less than an hour. It's just too bad Isinomaki city is at the sea level--just like New Orleans(LA) and Galveston(TX), and her school is located on the coast side.

Her alma mater Randolph-Macon College posted an update on the university website.RIP.

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Posted in: Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights See in context

There's a moot point over the issue on the role of unions-- as the problem or solution for teachers' rights. No matter what historical period we look into, what is clear to me is that powers-that-be always denigrate the public workers as the trash of democratic capitalism.

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Posted in: Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights See in context

I am now crossing my fingers that we would NOT see the re-emergence of 1968 Memphis and other states in the South.

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Posted in: Protesters across U.S. decry anti-union efforts in Wisconsin See in context

Union supporters organized rallies from New York to Washington state the BarakObama dot com supporters are calling Walker's action "unethical" and NOT illegal

What makes you think all these union supporters are for Obama?

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Posted in: 70,000 protesters surround Wisconsin Capitol See in context

Alphaape > He did not ever say in the beginning his first choice was to lay off teachers

No he did not. But regarding the budget deficits the state has accumulated so far, the way the governor addressed the issue and the choice he made are absolutely horrendous. Speaking of layoff, it is inevitable to see many teachers gone whether the governor's alternative plan will be approved or not. He's not willing to sit on the table to talk with teachers simply because he demonizes their backup--unions. It's kind of like a gag order sending us a message like, "you public school teachers are cheap, stinky, manual labor working for us (the state)!" Just like Henry Loeb and any governors who like to make money by bitching on AFL-CIO and labor unions anywhere.

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Posted in: 70,000 protesters surround Wisconsin Capitol See in context

Taking workers' free speech rights and now Scott Walker is ready to issue a warning of layoff. Governor's hands are always at the Devil's workshop. Wonder how he could be different from Henry Loeb in 1968 Memphis.

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Posted in: Japan excavating site linked to WWII human experiments by Unit 731 See in context

The ministry concluded that the bones could not be directly linked to Unit 731. It said the remains were mostly of non-Japanese Asians and were likely from bodies used in “medical education” or brought back from the war zone for analysis at the medical school.

What we can argue from this excavation is that the imperial Japanese government had a superb technology in medicine and military science during the wartime.

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Posted in: 14 Wisconsin lawmakers flee state to block anti-union bill See in context

The teachers unions are a pretty powerful private interest group, oh wait, I forgot. Only greedy corporations and individuals looking out for their own best interests fell into that horrible title.

They are NOT the same agents. You just sound like a current House Speaker who just began to show his true colors this week.

Honestly, the number of students reading at grade level is abhorrent and that IS the fault of the teachers

Oh really? Is that all teachers' fault? I highly doubt it. Many schools are in dire need of teachers who are competent enough to teach classes to a bunch of students, but they can't. The school districts and the state boards of education are running out of money and the ideas for improving curriculum and instructions.

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Posted in: Russia's Medvedev says he's sending weapons to disputed isles See in context

There's three things that matter: face, face and face. And these two countries' respective leaders are pigheaded enough to cause some concern.

That's true. Kan's move this time is quite questionable, since he directly attacked the president's action. His "unforgivable outrage"-- a word directly translated into English stirred up political indignation. It's not communication among Japanese. You can't expect your partner to assume that "unforgivable outrage" is a joke, if he/she is a non-Japanese. He chose a hard way. And Medvedev agreed.

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Posted in: Kan calls Medvedev's isle visit 'unforgivable outrage' See in context

'unforgivable outrage'

Don't know what this word means. It just sounds weird. Can anyone explain it??

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Posted in: Palin: America out of step with Reagan's values See in context

“Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news,” Ron Reagan said.

“She is not a serious candidate for president and never has been,” said Reagan, a political independent whose politics lean left.

This is so true. She has no ethos, no knowledge, and no skills in politics.

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Posted in: Florida judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul See in context

It's not surprising at all, since the people have their rights to choose. Not sure how many of them can make their own choices between the two, though.

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Posted in: Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology See in context

RL is an idiot!

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Posted in: Palin explains 'blood libel' comment See in context

Taking the words out of the context running deeply into a religious strife and screaming for BL… is just like saying "fire" in your stump speech.(LOL) And you'll get credit for this. Kudo to a semi-sincere, pseudo-intelligent--or a clueless hockey mom, who wants to be a next president candidate next year!

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Posted in: Mother held for allegedly drowning 12-day-old son in bathtub See in context

Aren't there any clinics that will cure mental health disease for all parents with kids? They really need those.

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Posted in: Palin explains 'blood libel' comment See in context

My bad. It should be "our better understanding of media transgression on public discourse."

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Posted in: Palin explains 'blood libel' comment See in context

Perhaps we should read Robert W. McChesney's "Rich Media, Poor Democracy" or "The Political Economy of Media" for our better understanding on media's transgression on public discourse.

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Posted in: Palin explains 'blood libel' comment See in context

I just watched the NBC News on Palin's response to her critics. Too bad her message gave more confusion to her audience. Even Fox News did not seem to back her up this time.

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Posted in: Palin explains 'blood libel' comment See in context

The "stars" of MSNBC need to discuss everything Palin, every night, because they know that is the only way to increase their ratings. If they didn't talk about Palin, they would lose half the audience they have.

Just like Fox News does, huh?

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Posted in: 5-yr-old girl dies after falling out of car and being run over in driveway at Tochigi home See in context

Establish the law that mandates the drivers to fasten the seatbelts for all passengers and the child-seats for the infants under the age 6.

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Posted in: Arizona shooting once again ignites gun control debate See in context

What America needs is MORE violent rhetoric, like from Glenn Beck and that blonde terror who wants concentration camps for liberals--however that is defined, which might in the end include anyone that looks smart. Yeh, can't DARE have people calling for more reasoned and logical dialogue!

Yea, that’s right. If you want to see this country degenerated into one of the most sinister, ill-minded, discombobulated democratic nations in the world.

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Posted in: Arizona Rep Giffords shot, 6 killed, including judge, 9-year-old girl See in context

in his host show.

I meant in "their own" host shows.

The hate rhetoric that so many on the right falsely try to tie to mainstream liberals comes from fringe groups with no support or credibility whatsoever amongst ordinary libs and Democrats.

That's possibly one of the main problems with liberal discourse in the US media, although it's not surprising to me. It reminds me of Pat Robertson and some whacky evangelists' folks.

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Posted in: Arizona Rep Giffords shot, 6 killed, including judge, 9-year-old girl See in context

WillieB

Yes, applicable to "lunatics such as Beck, Limbaugh, Ingram, O'Reilly, Savage". None of them have tried to pin this murder on liberal hate rethoric, although there is more than enough of that to go around. Just turn on MSNBC and enjoy the show.

OK. What's the difference between "liberal hate rhetoric" and "paranoid rhetoric" by these conservative folks? I can't see any significant difference between the two in terms of civility. Linking murder with Palin is just one of the ways to stigmatize your enemy. You are suggesting that liberal media is worthy of blame because they 'demonize' her for wrong reason. Well, you should watch how O'Reilly and other conservative folks instigate the viewers in his host show. No media can be innocent without discussing the problem with status of civic discourse.

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Posted in: Obama, at Arizona memorial service, says polarized nation needs healing See in context

"the right realizes that while there are those on the left that are that way, when they come accross those who disagree with them, they become violent. Thats just the way this works."

What a stupid thing to say.

I agree. That's the worst statement I've ever 'seen'(heard) in my life.

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Posted in: Arizona Rep Giffords shot, 6 killed, including judge, 9-year-old girl See in context

It is spot-on. The liberal media´s eagerness to tie a murder by a lunatic on Sara palin is just that, and it is reprehensible.

Ditto to Plain's remark. While I agree there's liberal media's problem with tying her with murder attempt, her campaign does not seem to stand apart from what you paint propaganda after all. Her statement simply gives us an impression that she's definitely NOT a good state-woman, which is not surprising to most American people at all.

That the liberal propagandits would stoop this low simply boggles the mind. To their credit, the conservatives have not done likewise.

Not applicable for the lunatics such as Beck, Limbaugh, Ingram, O'Reilly, Savage, etc. Anyway, the people shouldn't underestimate the impact of political discourse, whether it's liberals or conservatives. There’s no doubt it’s affecting our lives for so many years.

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Posted in: Arizona Rep Giffords shot, 6 killed, including judge, 9-year-old girl See in context

Rest assured Palin today told us she does not believe the tone of discourse is a problem at all. If so why not just say they were gunsights and be done with it.

Contrary to her belief, her opinion does not assure us the stability of political discourse. Palin’s recent reference to "blood libel" over her critics is simply ridiculous. Also, her campaign ad showing the icons of "rifle" on her opponents is quite disturbing. Gifford criticized Palin over the ad last year, saying that "such action would lead to a very serious consequence." That well explains the civility of political discourse is under question.

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Posted in: Arizona Rep Giffords shot, 6 killed, including judge, 9-year-old girl See in context

Once again I'll make it very clearly that American public is facing a serious problem with political discourse. It's not the matter of which parties have a long history of political violence--or whether Palin/Limbaugh/Beck is (are) responsible for instigating the public. What is clear to me is that individuals who have mental problems are prone to such incendiary rhetoric--regardless of left or right, Rep. or Dem. Folks trashing each other by harping on which is responsible for political violence, in this board are losing their marbles. Speaking of civility.

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