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April 1, 2014

Death toll in Syria hits new mark

  • 150,000 dead in newly updated Syria death toll, by the Syria Observatory of Human Rights. Fighting still continues across the Syria nation under a three year civil war. Recent clashes have been taking place in the Latakia province off the Mediterranean coast and in the Armenian town Kessab off the Turkish border. source
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January 11, 2013
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How a Civil War vet invented the American infographic…

Francis Amasa Walker was so far ahead of his time that his tie was on the grid.

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How a Civil War vet invented the American infographic…

Francis Amasa Walker was so far ahead of his time that his tie was on the grid.

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8:41 // 1 year ago
August 22, 2012
He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens? … We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head • During an appearance on FOX34 in support of a measure, to raise the local tax rate by 1.7 cents, intended to generate the revenue needed to increase law enforcement’s budget. The DA has apparently been losing experienced prosecutors to counties with higher budgets, and the sheriff has said he needs an additional seven deputies. Good so far. So how did the discussion turn to civil war? Well, after the events described above take place, Head and the sheriff’s department will be ready to stop the UN and “stand in front of their armored personnel [carriers].”  When that showdown occurs, Head wants to be certain he has enough deputies to repel UN forces without relying on civilian fighters. A sound plan if we’ve ever heard one. source (viafollow)
15:52 // 1 year ago
March 10, 2012
What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before [the Civil War] when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.
Sarah Palin • During a discussion, with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, on the “controversy” surrounding the recently released video of then-student Barack Obama publicly supporting embattled Harvard professor Derrick Bell. Professor Bell, the first tenured African-American professor of Law at Harvard and former dean of the University of Oregon School of Law, was widely considered the creator of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Many critics of CRT claim that Bell’s true intent was not equality, but to reverse the pre-Civil War societal roles of America. source (viafollow)
11:20 // 2 years ago
February 14, 2012

Americans are beginning to sour on foreign intervention

  • 63% of Americans believed, in March 2011, that the US had no obligation to intervene in Libya
  • 73% of Americans believe, as of today, that the US has no obligation to intervene in Syria source
22:01 // 2 years ago
September 19, 2011
The delay in the new government isn’t important. It’s like a sick man. He has to move slowly before he can walk at a normal speed. We need time to recover. … Look, we finally got rid of that bloody monkey. We are better than before.
Libyan engineer Mustafa Shaab bin Ragheb  • Discussing the current situation with the Libyan government, six months into the war. Yes, friends, today is the six-month anniversary of NATO getting involved in Libya’s civil war, which remains controversial for some but has led to the crumbling of Gaddafi’s regime. There are many issues to deal with from here — including a splintering rebel movement — but “we finally got rid of that bloody monkey” certainly seems like a good result of a lengthy civil war. source (viafollow)
10:44 // 2 years ago
April 25, 2011

Republicans in Mississippi ambivalent about outcome of Civil War

  • 38% of Mississippi GOPers wish the South had won source

» There’s more: If you include the 41% that’s undecided, you get a whopping 79% of Mississippi Republicans who aren’t quite ready to throw their support behind Abraham Lincoln circa 1861. Also, 9% of African Americans in the state aren’t sure whether they like the NAACP more than the KKK; surely, this is the result of a typo, or some sort of methodological error, or perhaps a psychoactive pollutant in the drinking water. Oh well; at least 54% of the state agrees that interracial marriage shouldn’t be illegal. That’s right, a whole 54%!

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22:56 // 3 years ago
March 19, 2011
Hugo Chavez: Nations in airstrikes “care nothing” about Libyans
For those who wanted to see Chavez in a hard hat, here you go. Enjoy. The Venezuelan leader, a key ally of Gaddafi, took some time off from his tour of a road-building project in Caracas to let everyone know what he thinks of the Libyan airstrikes: “They want to seize Libya’s oil and they care nothing about the lives of the Libyan people. These are the men of war … what irresponsibility. Behind this is the hand of the United States and its European allies, instead of taking the path that we have modestly proposed.” In case you were wondering, that peace mission Chavez wanted to make didn’t go anywhere because Saif Gaddafi essentially said Chavez wouldn’t have any idea what was going on. source
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For those who wanted to see Chavez in a hard hat, here you go. Enjoy. The Venezuelan leader, a key ally of Gaddafi, took some time off from his tour of a road-building project in Caracas to let everyone know what he thinks of the Libyan airstrikes: “They want to seize Libya’s oil and they care nothing about the lives of the Libyan people. These are the men of war … what irresponsibility. Behind this is the hand of the United States and its European allies, instead of taking the path that we have modestly proposed.” In case you were wondering, that peace mission Chavez wanted to make didn’t go anywhere because Saif Gaddafi essentially said Chavez wouldn’t have any idea what was going on. source

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16:20 // 3 years ago