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November 11, 2013
15:30 // 9 months ago
matthewkeys:

From the Hudson Hub-Times in Hudson, Ohio.

Oh. Journalism. 

matthewkeys:

From the Hudson Hub-Times in Hudson, Ohio.

Oh. Journalism. 

12:30 // 9 months ago
nedhepburn:

40 armed gun advocates intimidate Mothers Against Gun Violence in a restaurant parking lot
Trés phallic! 

Whew. ”According to a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action (MDA), the moms were inside the Blue Mesa Grill when members of Open Carry Texas (OCT) — an open carry advocacy group — ‘pull[ed] up in the parking lot and start[ed] getting guns out of their trunks.’ The group then waited in the parking lot for the four MDA members to come out. The spokeswoman said that the restaurant manager did not want to call 911, for fear of ‘inciting a riot’ and waited for the gun advocates to leave. The group moved to a nearby Hooters after approximately two hours.”
Then this, “MDA later released a statement calling OCT ‘gun bullies’ who ‘disagree[d] with our goal of changing America’s gun laws and policies to protect our children and families.’ The statement added that the members and restaurant customers were ‘terrified by what appeared to be an armed ambush.’ A member of OCT responded by tweeting, ‘I guess I’m a #gunbullies #Comeandtakeit.’”

nedhepburn:

40 armed gun advocates intimidate Mothers Against Gun Violence in a restaurant parking lot

Trés phallic! 

Whew. ”According to a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action (MDA), the moms were inside the Blue Mesa Grill when members of Open Carry Texas (OCT) — an open carry advocacy group — ‘pull[ed] up in the parking lot and start[ed] getting guns out of their trunks.’ The group then waited in the parking lot for the four MDA members to come out. The spokeswoman said that the restaurant manager did not want to call 911, for fear of ‘inciting a riot’ and waited for the gun advocates to leave. The group moved to a nearby Hooters after approximately two hours.”

Then this, “MDA later released a statement calling OCT ‘gun bullies’ who ‘disagree[d] with our goal of changing America’s gun laws and policies to protect our children and families.’ The statement added that the members and restaurant customers were ‘terrified by what appeared to be an armed ambush.’ A member of OCT responded by tweeting, ‘I guess I’m a #gunbullies #Comeandtakeit.’”

11:30 // 9 months ago
November 10, 2013
A Tehran reporter shares Russian foreign minister Lavrov’s night in the bar after talks on Iran’s nuclear program. 

A Tehran reporter shares Russian foreign minister Lavrov’s night in the bar after talks on Iran’s nuclear program. 

12:30 // 9 months ago
A lot of concrete progress has been achieved, but some differences remain.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said after Iran nuclear talks in Geneva. No deal was reached after much hope there would be one last night. All participating parties will reconvene November 20th for continued talks. 
12:00 // 9 months ago
11:00 // 9 months ago
November 7, 2013
The Pakistan Taliban have called off peace talks with the Pakistani government, in the wake of a U.S. drone strike which claimed the life of former Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud. The decision to call off negotiations was made by the group’s hardline new leader, Mullah Fazlullah (pictured above), who was also responsible for organizing last year’s shooting of teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai.  Fazlullah has also been known as “Mullah Radio” in the past, for frequent radio broadcasts during the Pakistan Taliban’s occupation of Swat valley back in 2009.(Photo via The Long War Journal) source

The Pakistan Taliban have called off peace talks with the Pakistani government, in the wake of a U.S. drone strike which claimed the life of former Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud. The decision to call off negotiations was made by the group’s hardline new leader, Mullah Fazlullah (pictured above), who was also responsible for organizing last year’s shooting of teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai.  Fazlullah has also been known as “Mullah Radio” in the past, for frequent radio broadcasts during the Pakistan Taliban’s occupation of Swat valley back in 2009.(Photo via The Long War Journal) source

15:13 // 9 months ago
The political tone turned nastier and I didn’t identify with either Republicans or Democrats. The time for a third party that can broker consensus is long overdue. There have been many attempts since the beginning of our country, but the two major parties control the election laws, the ballot and the conversation.
Robert Bucholz, the newly elected Judge of Election for the 5th Division in the 56th Ward of Philadelphia, discussing why he chose to join the Whig party—a party intended as one of compromise and consensus, something that hasn’t been in style since the 1840s. He’s the first Whig elected in Philly in 157 years.
10:13 // 9 months ago
November 6, 2013
15:13 // 10 months ago
November 5, 2013

Texas town to vote on most expensive high school stadium in the country

  • $69.5M could be spent on a new high school football stadium in the city of Katy, Texas, if a new ballot measure is approved by voters on Tuesday, though it doesn’t actually say that anywhere on the ballot. Registered voters in the town of approx. 15,000 will be asked to vote yes or no on an all-or-nothing bill — that also includes $4.5 million for a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics center — that would see nearly 70 million dollars set aside for the “construction, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district.” The new facility would seat roughly 14,000 and be built next to the town’s existing high school stadium, which only seats ten thousand. source
16:46 // 10 months ago