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hueyfreeman
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: News update Reply with quote

Niger has had a rather severe regime change, after a military coup ousting President Tandja, notorious for violating the constitution of Niger allowing him to stay in office past his term, occurred on February 18th. Currently being detained in the presidential palace he will eventually stand trial.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>Regime change
>Africa


This isn't news. This is routine
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to me that, that kind of apathy ensures that the cycle of violence will continue.

In other news Iran is planning on building new Uranium enrichment facilities much to the displeasure of the U.N. and America. In a televised speech,Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a warning to any country that would attack Iran.

While he has said that Iran has no plans to pursue nuclear weapons, many world leaders are still fearful.

"Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't."
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I say the U.S. should keep up it's efforts to sanction Iran, effectively antagonizing the country. Just give me a heads up so I can move to France or some french part of Canada.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why on Earth would anyone want to live in the French part of Canada?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Montreal International Jazz Festival
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pff
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The French language is sexy.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quebecois French is like Texan English, but less intelligible.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any country would be stupid not to develop nukes.

There is a reason the US invaded harmless little Iraq. They don't have the balls to attack a country that can fight back.

Also, since when have sanctions seriously accomplished anything? US has had serious sanctions against Cuba for how many years now? I don't see anything changing there. Doesn't seem to have done anything to seriously harm Iran either.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/26/franks-slavery-abortion/

Good lord.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know sometimes, things politicians say are just blown out of proportion. Nowadays a republican merely has to mention race and his comment is branded offensive. This is not the case in this instance, I seriously wonder what that man was thinking when he said that (you know what will make people listen to me... Slavery!)

and conservatives wonder why they can't attract African Americans to their party.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201002280002

Take that Fox News!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a wonder that anyone takes Glenn Beck seriously.





I'm not sure which of these stories enrages me more.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_lesbian_prom_date
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/us/politics/11texas.html


Also, why are religious schools in Canada publicly funded?

Edit: I think I got a little dumber after reading the comments on that yahoo article.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at Texas Textbooks, WTF! "the accomplishments of Ronald Regan". [expletive] Ronald Regan, Free market my @$$!

alright let's look at this rationally, judeo-christian values may have offered a lot of good, but groups like the Ku-Klux Clan had religious groundings, or is that burning cross just a coincidence? Are you teaching children about that in Texas along with (pfft), "Ronald Regan's accomplishments"?

and on the lesbian prom date, religious beliefs are not an excuse for discrimination. in fact you deserve more condemnation for being so two faced. you can love thy neighbor and profess to hate their lifestyle, who knew?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

catholic schools aren't exactly religious schools in American sense. They are still required to teach certain things, even though they have a different board.

Public school system in Canada used to be the Protestant school board. I've been to Catholic schools before for debates, they had paintings of Jesus there, but looked fairly normal.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/03/12/police-retiree-hit-kids-with-his-keys.html?sid=101


I feel kinda bad for laughing at this, but not really. I also like how the map on the side points you to exactly where this happened.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a couple miles away from there right now o:

That map thing is pretty cool. They should have one on every crime story.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/03/republicans-mock-tweak-to-new-940-billion-health-care-bill-/1

I feel like everyone is just saying the same things over and over again.. Like I'll be reading the exact same articles 3 years from now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the general Republican rhetoric stays the same, but at least we have a steady stream of innovative insanity to entertain us:

http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_political/5652193.html
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/17/afp-cancer-ad/
really long link


Lt. Dan Choi arrested protesting DADT: link

I kinda want to move to/near DC for grad school. It seems exciting, and the weather is nicer than NYC. I dunno if I'd want to move there permanently though, because people living in DC itself don't have a real vote in Congress.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-na-backlash26-2010mar26,0,370322.story

"A call to New York Democrat Louise M. Slaughter said snipers would "kill the children of the members who voted for health care reform." Later, a brick smashed a window at her Niagara Falls district office."

That's actually pretty scary, and not like face book poll to kill Obama scary, more like catcher in the rye fueled assassination of John Lennon scary. and I know I shouldn't find this funny but her last name is Slaughter. kind of ironic...
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