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Englewood fire chief wants to
stop doing business with companies
in states with stand-your-ground laws

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Rebecca Baker

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/18/2013 12:02:34 PM

Englewood – Gerald Marion has spent his career fighting fires, not racial injustice. The lifelong Englewood resident rose through the ranks and became the city’s second black fire chief, earning a reputation as a calm, steadfast advocate for his department who stayed out of the political fray. But Marion reached a breaking point on Saturday, when a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, during a con­fron­ta­tion in a gated community. The chief entered the racially charged controversy surrounding the verdict this week, when he asked the City Council to boycott businesses

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 7/18/2013 12:08:13 PM     (No. 9430371)

Guess he thinks black people ought not have the right to defend themselves.

Pathetic ignoramus.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FLCracker, 7/18/2013 12:15:38 PM     (No. 9430388)

Without the "Stand Your Ground" law, Trayon Martin would have been obligated to retreat to his father´s apartment or to give in to whatever demands Zimmerman made.

Hmmm, so "Stand Your Ground" WAS responsible for Martin´s death.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: valinva, 7/18/2013 12:20:09 PM     (No. 9430402)

He worries that it could be his son. I guess his son is a thug who would attack someone with no real provocation. Also, since there was no retreat possible when TM was on top of GZ bashing his head into concrete retreat wasn´t really possible was it. This would have been self defense in NJ as well.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike43, 7/18/2013 12:20:48 PM     (No. 9430403)

There are 33 states that have SYG laws. Is New Jersey one of them??

Does he know that these laws benifit, by some analysts count, blacks most?

Does he know that Zimmerman was a self defense case?

Does he know that if he´s against self defense case, he should not live in an English common law country?

Does he know how much ignorance he´s displaying?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: spincut, 7/18/2013 12:25:44 PM     (No. 9430416)

Wow, sounds like this clown wouldn´t put out a house fire if he knew the home owners were white.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 7/18/2013 12:27:11 PM     (No. 9430418)

Another affirmative-action triumph.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 7/18/2013 12:27:18 PM     (No. 9430419)

No, he does not. He´s blindly following the "party line" (i.e: leftist lies)

"fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager"
Let me fix this one little thing.....
fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, who attacked him first...

There. Thanks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: orlean, 7/18/2013 12:28:29 PM     (No. 9430424)

These are the states have some form of stand-your-ground law
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania , Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia,, Wisconsin and Wyoming have adopted Castle Doctrine statutes, and other states Iowa, Virginia and Washington

Good luck with your boycott

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/18/2013 12:30:01 PM     (No. 9430427)

Moron.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Flyright, 7/18/2013 12:32:12 PM     (No. 9430432)

A fireman in a smallish town in New Jersey? Wow!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lydwho, 7/18/2013 12:39:21 PM     (No. 9430452)

It´s no wonder that we can´t get rid of the "N" word. Here we have a typical "N"!!!!!!

Art

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Reply 12 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/18/2013 12:41:12 PM     (No. 9430454)

Shut up and fight fires. Leave the contracting to the professionals.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/18/2013 12:45:43 PM     (No. 9430466)

Idiot. I´d like to see him transfer to Camden, NJ.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nhchemist, 7/18/2013 12:46:18 PM     (No. 9430468)

A black man shot an unarmed white teenager in Greece, NY in 2009. NY has no "Stand Your Ground" law yet he was found innocent of Manslaughter. For the story see: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/what_if_trayvon_had_been_white_and_the_shooter_black.html

The politics surrounding these stories are astounding.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: STLstudent, 7/18/2013 12:49:29 PM     (No. 9430476)

I think my state should stop doing business with states and municipalities that do affirmative action promotions for fire chiefs.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 7/18/2013 12:50:31 PM     (No. 9430478)

You can´t choose to " stand your ground" or not while your back is lying on it, and you are being pummelled by an aggressor.

People who want to rush into this controversy or capitalize on it in some fashion should be castigated.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 7/18/2013 12:52:19 PM     (No. 9430481)

WEll, I´d say most of us in Texas will be glad to cooperate with this boycott and if Englewood council folk don´t pass it, we can just do it on our own. Kinda help out the chief, ya know.


I hope the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania , Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia,, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Virginia and Washington do the same.

Is Politically Correct Law Officer and Racial Sheriff part of the fire chief position back east?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/18/2013 1:02:46 PM     (No. 9430490)

I´m devastated !

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jond, 7/18/2013 1:07:49 PM     (No. 9430495)

Wasn´t the "interstate commerce" clause designed to prevent just this sort of thing?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/18/2013 1:09:55 PM     (No. 9430498)

The Stand Your Ground Law played NO part in the Zimmerman trial. Zero, Zip, Nada.
It was a simple case of Zimmerman´s RIGHT to self defense. GOT THAT?
Florida doesn´t tell NJ how to do its business, I suggest NJ does the same to Florida.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/18/2013 1:12:19 PM     (No. 9430501)

#10, NJ has no smallish towns- we are more densely populated than India.
Englewood´s average income is just under $70K per year, and houses start at $350K.

This "man´s" attitude is endemic to NJ.

We are so s crewed.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: harper, 7/18/2013 1:16:24 PM     (No. 9430506)

Having been foiled in their attempt to railroad an innocent man and gain traction in their evil desire to dis-empower citizen´s rights to safety, the Dems crawl out from the shadows and show what they are really after.

Aframs, like Womyn, seem to have no will of their own and will happily promote things that are against their self interest, when The Party demands it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/18/2013 1:19:21 PM     (No. 9430511)

Teaming up with Hollywood dingbats.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/18/2013 1:23:30 PM     (No. 9430519)

Obviously these individuals only watch the MSM and do not read for themselves. The " Stand your ground" law is essentially no different than Self-Defense. It´s been clearly stated on TV, radio, and the internet by various lawyers. Just stating what I have ssen/heard.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 7/18/2013 1:32:52 PM     (No. 9430543)

What #6 said.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/18/2013 1:37:25 PM     (No. 9430548)

If he was not political he would not be the fire chief, I´ll let you figure out his political party affiliation.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 7/18/2013 1:38:47 PM     (No. 9430549)

"Racially controversial shooting" = white shooting black, not black shooting white or black shooting black. On LiberalLand, it´s a one-way street.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JAN, 7/18/2013 1:41:22 PM     (No. 9430554)

Since I live n a nearby town I happily convinced a couple of friends to skip Englewood for lunch this Friday.

Lots of other choices.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chief1942, 7/18/2013 1:53:32 PM     (No. 9430566)

Shows even career firefighters can be bigots and racists. Fight the fires Chief, and leave the politics to those more even tempered.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: shalimar, 7/18/2013 1:56:07 PM     (No. 9430570)

I read somewhere that black defendants benefit from the availability of a SYG defense more often than persons of other races.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/18/2013 2:11:03 PM     (No. 9430588)

LOL. See how far that gets you idiot. That´s why you´re a fire chief and not a businessman.

Ask the Los Angeles SWAT Team how they like not being able to buy parts for their sniper rifles now that the company that makes them refuses to sell them anything, since California passed a ban on those same rifles.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: tnorling, 7/18/2013 2:12:31 PM     (No. 9430589)

How´s that again chief? Is that grand-standing or just stupidity on your part, or a combination?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: leonardo, 7/18/2013 2:36:29 PM     (No. 9430619)

Let´s turn that around:
Time to boycott the incorrigibly blue state of NJ.
What´s that? New Jersey has and produces NOTHING that anyone really wants or needs? The highly indebted state of NJ´s only claim to "fame" is that it is the inferior neighbor to the blue state of NY. Exactly what would America be depriving itself of if somehow NJ were to disappear from the face of the earth? Answer: The Stench.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Proud Texan, 7/18/2013 2:47:18 PM     (No. 9430645)

I think the empty-headed police chief hasn´t gone nearly far enough.
We stand-your-ground laws should be forced to leave the union completely. That way we will be free to form a country worth bragging about again. The people like him can stew in the old USSA.
It is always nicer to live among people who´s lives are worth protecting than among idiots like the police chief who don´t even know that they are admitting that they are a complete waste of oxygen.
I bet he doesn´t have the nerve to leave his gun behind when he leaves the office. He can live in the same fear he wants all his subjects to live in. That way he can prove just how wonderful it is knowing that you can´t help yourself, and the police are not obligated to help you unless they decide that maybe it would be a fun idea at the time.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Proud Texan, 7/18/2013 2:49:17 PM     (No. 9430650)

His threat of New Jersey boycotting other states really isn´t fair. They don´t have anything desirable to offer for us to boycott them back.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/18/2013 2:54:32 PM     (No. 9430657)

Getting punched in the nose and having a 6 ft. tall man sitting on you while he bangs your head on the concrete would be "uncomfortable," as the chief calls it.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/18/2013 3:11:22 PM     (No. 9430684)

Um, #33?
How about pharmaceuticals? Or Fuel oil/Gas? Or electricity? Pork roll? Applejack liquor?
Paint? Chemicals?

No doubt this guy is a utter and total fool, but NJ is one of America´s greatest producers.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 7/18/2013 4:05:38 PM     (No. 9430774)

Ok, post 34, but WE get the name!! I love the USA!!!!


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Reply 39 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/18/2013 4:06:53 PM     (No. 9430777)

"Says he earned a reputation as a calm, steadfast advocate for his department who stayed out of the political fray." Man, is that ever a lie. What else in this story is a lie?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/18/2013 4:09:11 PM     (No. 9430781)

New Jersey mainly produces corruption and hot air. Yes, there are a few items that go OUT of its borders to other states, but very few, and not in significant quantities. It basically sucks money from everywhere else. If the whole state shut down no one outside the northeast would even notice. Heck, the rest of us would be much better off.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/18/2013 4:09:56 PM     (No. 9430783)

#37, don´t forget blueberries!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/18/2013 4:16:51 PM     (No. 9430789)

The movement is growing. The top dog catcher in Cleveland has made similar demands. Republicans better hop on the bandwagon! /s off

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 7/18/2013 4:42:24 PM     (No. 9430813)

Re #37 and #42-- we produce all of that stuff in Texas-- (well, I´m not sure about pharmaceuticals). I´m sure we could take up the slack...

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Reply 44 - Posted by: geoguy, 7/18/2013 4:49:31 PM     (No. 9430822)

Pay attention to what you were hired to do and shut up and go back to you desk.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/18/2013 5:15:23 PM     (No. 9430858)

This is what happens when you offer an opinion or statement with out any knowledge of the facts. You look like an ignoramus. Someone tell him that the Stand-your-ground law has NO-thing to do with Martin-Zimmerman, and that Blacks benefit greatly from that law.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: alpha91c, 7/18/2013 5:23:30 PM     (No. 9430866)

Just goes to show that you don´t have to be very smart or informed to be a black fire chief in Calif. Stand your ground was not an issue in the trial. Furthermore where does he get off thinking he can force his uninformed opinions on whole states.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Salt5792, 7/18/2013 5:25:24 PM     (No. 9430869)

SYG had nothing to do with the Zimmerman case. Martin knocked him to the ground when the fight started. Zim had no opportunity to either retreat or stand his ground.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 7/18/2013 5:52:02 PM     (No. 9430921)

Talk about drinking the kool aid. It seems a large segment of our population has taken to following the race baiters Al Sharpton, Jesse Jerkson and the NAALCP. Race relations have really improved under the skunk Obama, haven´t they?

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On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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