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OMFG - turn on Dr Brian Williams right now

Surgeon at Dallas hospital - a doctor who has been profiled and who knows the pain speaks.
Let's hear from the rest of American doctors - time to stop the killing and stop the guns

http://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2016/07/parkland-surgeon-we-have-to-cometogether-and-end-all-this/

No cheers at the Don the Con rally when he mentioned the African-Americans killed

last week but non-stop cheers for the police


Police and protesters clash during squatters' rights protest in Berlin

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/10/berlin-police-protesters-clash-squatters-rights
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More than 120 police officers were injured and 86 demonstrators detained during left-wing riots in Berlin, which police have described as “the most aggressive and violent protests in the last five years”.

Berlin police said in a statement on Sunday that protesters threw bottles, cobblestones and fireworks, destroyed cars and attacked officers, one of whom required hospital treatment. It wasn’t immediately clear how many rioters were injured.

About 3,500 protesters participated in the rallies, which started on Saturday evening and lasted until early on Sunday. Activists had called for the demonstration to protest against police operations at buildings inhabited by squatters in the eastern part of the German capital last month.

About 1,800 police officers were called in to monitor the protesters.

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The Reagan/Thatcher New World Order will soon be over

Bernie Sanders wil endorse Hillary Clinton tomorrow

having secured a platform for some of the important issues of the day.

Bernie will turn out to be the best thing that happened in recent times (in the sphere of economics) to make Democrats know why they are Democrats

We're not going to take it

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How does the man who fueled the birther movement get away

with blaming Obama and H Clinton for creating divisions that led to the Dallas slajughter.
Fuck Don the Con

President Obama to speak in a few minutes

Live coverage on GEM$NBComcast

Walking while black - Read this and weep -long but well worth it

http://lithub.com/walking-while-black/
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Walking as a black man has made me feel simultaneously more removed from the city, in my awareness that I am perceived as suspect, and more closely connected to it, in the full attentiveness demanded by my vigilance. It has made me walk more purposefully in the city, becoming part of its flow, rather than observing, standing apart.

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But it also means that I’m still trying to arrive in a city that isn’t quite mine. One definition of home is that it’s somewhere we can most be ourselves. And when are we more ourselves but when walking, that natural state in which we repeat one of the first actions we learned? Walking—the simple, monotonous act of placing one foot before the other to prevent falling—turns out not to be so simple if you’re black. Walking alone has been anything but monotonous for me; monotony is a luxury.

A foot leaves, a foot lands, and our longing gives it momentum from rest to rest. We long to look, to think, to talk, to get away. But more than anything else, we long to be free. We want the freedom and pleasure of walking without fear—without others’ fear—wherever we choose. I’ve lived in New York City for almost a decade and have not stopped walking its fascinating streets. And I have not stopped longing to find the solace that I found as a kid on the streets of Kingston. Much as coming to know New York City’s streets has made it closer to home to me, the city also withholds itself from me via those very streets. I walk them, alternately invisible and too prominent. So I walk caught between memory and forgetting, between memory and forgiveness.

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It is why we live in the Caribbean (with all our problems)

DU Historians please help me out

How did local, state and the Federal government deal with controlling guns in the wild west? I sure watched lots of movies where guns weren't allowed in towns. Are gun laws today are more lax than they were back then?

Is there a good book I can read?

Britain broke international law when it invaded Iraq in 2003-Blair's deputy prime minister Prescott

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/10/john-prescott-uk-broke-international-law-by-invading-iraq-in-2003
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Britain broke international law when it invaded Iraq in 2003, its deputy prime minister at the time, John Prescott, said on Sunday in the wake of the Chilcot report’s criticism of the decision.

A seven-year inquiry concluded on Wednesday that former British prime minister Tony Blair’s justification, planning and handling of the Iraq war involved a catalogue of failures, but did not rule whether the war was legal.

Eight months before the 2003 invasion, Blair told US president George W Bush: “I will be with you, whatever.”

Prescott, writing in the Sunday Mirror newspaper, said he had now changed his view on the legality of the war and criticised Blair for stopping his ministers from fully discussing in advance whether it would be legal.

“In 2004, the UN secretary general Kofi Annan said that as regime change was the prime aim of the Iraq war, it was illegal. With great sadness and anger, I now believe him to be right,” Prescott wrote.


“I will live with the decision of going to war and its catastrophic consequences for the rest of my life,” he added.


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They made up shit to destroy Kofi - get these people in prison
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