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Hungry school children, Rahm, hunger strikers, and so-called compromise

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is playing a very sick power game. He claims to offer a public high school at Dyett for a year, but not the one the community wants and needs. 296 more words

Government

hil-hor Says "sorry" for Confusion Over Email Account

That makes it all better.

Stupidity, corruption and treason just go bye-bye because she said “sorry”.

Only two kinds of people believe that:

—  hil-hor fanatics… 90 more words

Commentary

Hit To Kill: A Distubing Trend in China

Slate just posted an almost preposterous article about drivers in China intentionally killing the pedestrians they hit. It is a disturbing and horrific piece that covers several instances, some of which are caught on security camera, of drivers accidentally hitting people (many of them children), then rearing back and running them over several time. 866 more words

News

NFL's Goodell -- idiot-genius!

From here:

It is simply easier for the NFL to have a commissioner who can accept $40 million a year to fall on surface-level, non-lethal grenades while the league pressures broadcast partners like ESPN…

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D. Politics

A policeman's lot is not a happy one - Odessa

As the song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera Pirates of Penzance states, “a policeman’s lot is not a happy one”.

It is a “lot” that is getting much more unhappy as Governor Saakashvili publicly takes of his political gloves and makes claim of no reforms in Ukraine since Maidan, (except the new Patrol Police) the continuing oligarchical control of the Ukrainian government (and Rada), and the Odessa police being nothing more than a criminal enterprise. 1,593 more words

Politics

What You Pursue - And What Pursues You In Africa

“Everybody gets scared sometimes, May Belle. You don’t have to be ashamed.”
(Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia)

My wife and I were sitting on the side of the road at the main round point in Sikasso, on January 2013.

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Stories

The Trump is a giant middle finger with a bad haircut

From here:

In our delusional democracy ordinary elections can no longer produce the cleansing that our filthy, corrupt system needs. I believe that many millions of Americans who do not vote would be motivated to vote for Trump.

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D. Politics