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It's Time to Politicize the Terror Attack in Las Vegas - Rolling Stone
Despite the carnage, we have done nothing at the federal level to restrict access to war-bred assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. This is a political problem, not a Second Amendment question. Despite what the NRA claims, U.S. courts have repeatedly held that these weapons are not constitutionally protected. //&! https://theoutline.com/post/2363/las-vegas-shooting-politicizing-tragedy - A KILLING OF ANY CITIZEN IN A PUBLIC PLACE IS A POLITICAL ACT.
USA  gun  violence  terror  post-racial  America  ownership  control  Jo  Cox 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Barack Obama in Dallas bei Trauerfeier für getötete Polizisten: Ein Land, zwei Welten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Dallas hat Abschied von den fünf ermordeten Polizisten genommen. Bei der Trauerfeier versuchte US-Präsident Obama, die Nation zu trösten. Doch selbst der Meisterredner erkannte: Worte allein helfen nicht mehr. [...] Denn die Ereignisse von Dallas, Baton Rouge und Falcon Heights und die bitteren Demonstrationen überall haben gezeigt: Ein tiefer Riss zieht sich durch die USA, emotional, gesellschaftlich, politisch. Ein Land - zwei Welten.

"Die tiefsten Verwerfungslinien unserer Demokratie wurden entblößt, wenn nicht noch weiter aufgerissen", sagt Obama über die fatalen Schüsse auf Schwarze und Polizisten. Man frage sich, ob sich "Amerikas Rassenfragen je überwinden" ließen. Ob stattdessen nicht das Undenkbare eintrete: "Dass die Mitte nicht mehr zusammenhält und die Dinge noch schlimmer werden."
post-racial  America  gun  ownership  gun  violence  Police  Brutality  barackobama  USA  inequality  Gini  coefficient  No  Representation  social  mobility  income  mobility  downward  mobility  prison–industrial  complex  poverty  child  poverty  prejudice  stereotype  1%  10%  20% 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Virginia policewoman shot dead on first shift - BBC News
Ashley Guindon had been responding to a domestic dispute in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 32 km (20 miles) south of Washington, DC. Two of her colleagues were also injured in the shooting and are in hospital, but no details have been released about their condition. The suspect, an Army staff sergeant assigned to the Pentagon, was arrested. Ronald Hamilton, 32, is being held without bail on charges that include murder of a law enforcement officer and first-degree murder, AP news agency reported. He killed his wife then opened fire on officers as they approached, authorities said. An unharmed 11 year-old child, reportedly the couple's son, was also in the house at the time of the incident, they added.
gun  ownership  gun  violence  USA 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Alan Rickman, giant of British screen and stage, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian
Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. [...] “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. //&! It’s the second time this week we have woken up to terrible awful no good very bad news that someone so beloved has died from cancer. - bit.ly/1Slu99J //&! London-born star Rickman has died in hospital aged 69 surrounded by his family, after battling cancer in secret - http://dailym.ai/1Oun9S2 //&! The news came as a huge shock to Rickman's fans, who hadn't even known he was ill. [ maybe was diagnosed late ie stage 3 or 4, ignored symptoms for too long. ] bit.ly/1RPKVfK //&! "Cancer Battle" - bit.ly/1Zzf492 - In April last year the star revealed he had married his partner of 50 years, Rima Horton, in secret. [ maybe he got late stage/end stage cancer diagnosis some months ago (and been told get affairs in order 'meds can give u some more months, maybe a year or two') ]
cancer  diet-related  disease  babyboomers  OAP  premature  ageing  ageing  population  NHS  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  Western  pattern  diet  Standard  American  diet  dietary  cholesterol  heart  disease  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  tobacco  smoking  gun  lifestyle 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence - BBC News
In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem. Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and Republicans. But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing. "We know that we can't stop every act of violence," the president said. "But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something - anything - to protect our kids from gun violence?" He has admitted that his inability to win Congressional backing for what he called "common sense gun laws" was the greatest frustration of his presidency.
barackobama  presidency  NRA  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  gun  violence  gun  ownership  USA  revolving  door  democracy  No  Representation  Career  Politicians 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
How Twitter reacted to Obama's speech on terrorism - BBC News
San Bernardino attack: Obama vows to overcome terror threat. US President Barack Obama has made a rare Oval Office address after the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead. - bbc.in/1lnQiqp
War  on  Terror  islamic  radicalism  islamic  extremism  ISIS  al-Qaida  Taliban  gun  violence  gun  ownership  presidency  barackobama  NRA  Islamophobia  Sharia  Law  migration  immigration  refugee  crisis  Religion  democracy  social  democracy  Rechtsruck  Rechtsextremismus  far-right  discrimination  Middle  East  Iraq  War  Afghanistan  military–industrial  complex  military  intervention  Surveillance-Industrial  surveillance  state 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC reporter’s sobering advice to America: ‘Break’ the NRA or your mass shootings will never stop
“In the last 43 years, more Americans have been shot by another American — shot and killed by another American — than all of America’s soldiers killed in wars in the last 240 years.” //&! Obama Says It’s ‘Insane’ to Let People on No-Fly List Purchase Guns - bit.ly/1Oah0ta
USA  gun  violence  gun  ownership  NRA 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
California attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS' - BBC News
The New York Times reported that there was no evidence that IS had directed the couple in the attack. "At this point we believe they were more self-radicalised and inspired by the group than actually told to do the shooting," the newspaper quoted an official as saying. //&! bbc.in/1jDEQVV
Caliphate  radicalization  radicalisation  ISIS  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation  Islamophobia  Xenophobia  racism  War  on  Terror  Religion  extremism  islamic  radicalism  radicalism  State  Law  Muslim  USA  gun  violence  NRA 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Terror: Wer sind "die", wer sind "wir"? - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Worthülse "unsere Werte" [ trotztem bleibt es, jeder fuer sich ] "Unsere Werte", diese Wendung ist derzeit äußerst beliebt - und gefährlich. Denn sie suggeriert Einigkeit, wo keine ist. Das muss und darf nicht so bleiben. [...] "Unsere Werte". Diese Wendung ist seit den Anschlägen en vogue. "Wir geben unsere Werte nicht auf", schrieb die "Frankfurter Rundschau" und änderte die Überschrift später in "Die Freiheit nicht aufgeben". "Wir werden unsere Werte verteidigen!", formulierte "Der Westen", als würden die Redakteure gleich einen halben Tag frei machen, um selbst zu den Waffen zu greifen. //&! Terror von Paris: Der 13.11. war nicht Europas 9/11 - bit.ly/1N4k79F //&! Die Welt is unerklärbar geworden. - bit.ly/1XhCHwu //&! Was bedeutet es, wenn auf der Titelseite von "Charlie Hebdo" steht: "Sie haben die Waffen, wir haben den Champagner"? - Terror in Paris: Hedonismus und Hass - bit.ly/1MuQNru //&! bbc.in/1N74Epi &! youtu.be/x8GU8c8wYYk?t=2m40s "Never lose your feelings."
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Podcast Extra: After Oregon - On The Media
In 2011, Michael Luo of The New York Times was writing a series of articles about gun laws across the country. He requested data from Oregon officials about the state's gun license holders, but when pro-gun rights groups learned he was trying to get the information they lobbied the state legislature to shield the data. Within months a new law had passed: all of the records, formerly in the public domain, were now private. Bob talks with Luo about why the data is important and why shielding it can making searching for answers after a tragedy so difficult.  Bob also revisits his conversation with Tom Teves, whose son Alex was killed in the shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, about his efforts to keep the press from turning mass killers into media icons with his group, NoNotoriety.
NRA  republicans  USA  gun  violence  Denialist  presidency  barackobama  gun  law  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  vested  interest  interest  groups  transparency  accountability  oversight  Career  Politicians 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Afghan air strike: Kunduz MSF clinic workers killed - BBC News
western world (politicians and vast majority of public) is not comfortable with boots on the ground (since WMD's/Iraq War catastrophe). so it is in the name of war on terror, the drone strikes, with minimal intelligence, making it a hit and miss. = collateral damage. no wonder why uneducated illiterate people join radicalist and extremist movement (funded and stocked w weapons by Arab League through the backdoors) against the west and other religious minorities in the middle east and other governments that hold local power ... when the west drone strike/bombs their village and family to smithereens ... the west wth no accountability. no transparency. bordering war crime. bordering carpet bombing. // US military apologises for bombing - Afghan President's Office - bit.ly/1VufFa8 &! bit.ly/1VuIC5E &! MFS calls it a war crime - bit.ly/1j8hwQO &! bit.ly/1PXynQt Obama promises internal investigation.
Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  Afghanistan  Taliban  USA  NATO  Middle  East  presidency  barackobama  history  War  on  Terror  ISIS  al-Qaida  UN  United  Nations  Security  Council  human  rights  crime  collateral  damage  United  Nations  Career  Politicians  accountability  Pakistan  Syrien  Syria  Iraq  War  Iraq  smoking  gun  smoke  mirror  Turkey  PKK  Sunni  Shia  Religion  extremism  islamic  radicalism  State  Arab  League  Saudi  Arabia 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts - The Washington Post
[ double standard. probably know that they will be outed come time to have e-mailed trade secrets of other nations big companies to their own national companies, even if it is just for infrastructure or defense contract bids ] The White House is getting ready to issue "unprecedented economic sanctions" against Chinese companies and individuals "who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets," says the Washington Post. But the Post doesn't explain what those sanctions would be, or why the U.S. is going after individual targets instead of the Chinese government itself. One thing that is clear: Chinese president Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the U.S. next month.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Griechenland: Warum ein Schuldenschnitt jetzt richtig ist - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ nennt es doch schuldumschreibung!? longer dated lower interest rates. es wurden ja unsere banken in europa gerettet in 2009/10/11. ] Es ist die richtige Ankündigung zur rechten Zeit: Griechenland wird einen Schuldenschnitt bekommen - auch wenn die Kanzlerin das nicht so aussprechen will. Klingt seltsam, aber so funktioniert Europa nun einmal. // &! bit.ly/1No5spK - Griechenland-Hilfe: Merkels Schneeballsystem - Am Mittwoch stimmt der Bundestag über das dritte Hilfspaket für Griechenland ab. Das Risiko für die deutschen Steuerzahler: ein dreistelliger Milliardenbetrag. Doch die Kanzlerin verschleiert das - die Folgen werden fatal sein.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Europe's economic challenge not just about Greece - BBC News
IMF, Christine Lagarde, said: "I remain firmly of the view that Greece's debt has become unsustainable." [...] Greek debt will reach 201% of GDP some time next year. [...] It is unlikely a portion of the debt will be written off but there may well be an agreement to extend current loans and to lower the rates of interest. [...] [ the overall health of Europe as a whole and its individual parts in question] [...] the eurozone economy splutters. There is a recovery - the eurozone is growing at an annual rate of 1.3% - but it is patchy. In the [Q2'15] France and Italy, which account for 40% of the eurozone economy, flat-lined. Italy which had only recently emerged from recession fell back, managing growth of just 0.2%. [...] [ ECB: on balance, outlook remains on the downside ] The eurozone economy is still smaller than it was in 2008. [...] The fundamental challenges to the European economy remain - how to innovate [...] modernise [...] [ EU project living up to its potential ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Foreign Affairs Expert Leslie Gelb: Masters in Business (Audio) by Bloomberg View | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Leslie Gelb, wrote Pentagon Papers. Which Ellsberg leaked (Whistleblower) - bit.ly/1Lgsq2D // Back in the days, national interests and force was expressed in war and seldomly in economic embargos (Napoleon tried that against British Empire) and there were economic skirmishes (oil/diesel, rubber) in the run-up to WW2 and the first couple of months before USA officially entered WW2. TODAY! National interests are only expressed in economic terms with trade embargoes, tariffs, trade deals and protectionism. Only little military skirmishes here and there and when, the nation tries to hide them from the publics eye (through rouge nations for hire army/special forces, a nations secret services supplying the underground arms trade that doesn't show up on its balance sheet or one of their nations manufacturers. West excluded Russia from recent G8 summit in Munich and made it G7. Russia/Europe/USA playing game of chicken of economic escalation. Or using corporate actors & new cyber war!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a

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