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Virginia shooting: videos posted showing attack on TV journalists - live updates | US news | The Guardian

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Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has called for a tightening of gun laws.

“There are too many guns in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns,” the Democratic governor told WTOP. “There is too much gun violence in America.”
Right. Because shootings in churches and schools provoked so much tightening of gun laws.
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In case you might have missed this, UK version of Bernie Sanders won the Labour elections: America’s mainstream media freaks out after Socialist wins UK Labour leadership
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:50 AM
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:04 PM
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More leadership changes.

Malcolm Turnbull to be Australia's new PM after ousting Tony Abbott in Liberal party vote | Australia news | The Guardian

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slogan-free leadership
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In case you might have missed this, UK version of Bernie Sanders won the Labour elections: America’s mainstream media freaks out after Socialist wins UK Labour leadership
Laurie Penny reacts. As is usual, Penny is very smart and I agree with everything she says.

For people who follow Australian politics more closely than I do, is my initial impression that Turnbull is likely to be less terrible than Abbott accurate?
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I love me some Laurie Penny.

I am torn about Bernie Sanders. As a socialist I am delighted at the thought he could get the nomination and I'm encouraged by what happened with Corbyn. As a feminist, I just shake my head and sigh at the thought that our best chance for a woman president might lose to an old, White man.
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Hillary for VP!
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:23 PM
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I love me some Laurie Penny.
I am torn about Bernie Sanders. As a socialist I am delighted at the thought he could get the nomination and I'm encouraged by what happened with Corbyn. As a feminist, I just shake my head and sigh at the thought that our best chance for a woman president might lose to an old, White man.
Agreed, but don't forget I think a few people who voted for Obama to be our "first black president" aren't fully happy with him running a slave state. Bernie Sander's is looking better and better, because I think we all know Hillary means corporations will stay people.
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European Migration Influx (my title)

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Hungary and Croatia traded threats on Saturday as thousands of exhausted migrants poured over their borders, deepening the disarray in Europe over how to handle the tide of humanity.

More than 20,000 migrants, many of them refugees from the Syrian war, have trekked into Croatia since Tuesday, when Hungary used a metal fence, tear gas and water cannon on its southern border with Serbia to bar their route into the European Union.
If you try to work out the root causes of this, it becomes maddeningly complex. Political, economic, and religious factors are difficult to disentangle from environmental and natural resource issues, or so it seems to me. You could easily make a long list of possible contributing factors. I think it would be much harder to assign a weight of importance to each of the listed factors.
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Aw, apparently Anders Breivik is unhappy about his treatment and will starve himself to death

Our news stories are also saying now that the authorities cannot/will not stop him from doing just that.
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Should not?
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Well, the laws prohibit them from interfering with his choices. I don't think they are too troubled about that.
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Crap...

Two Israelis shot dead in West Bank
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One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

A Doctors Without Borders hospital, no less.
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A lot of crap going on in Palestine, with the media swallowing all the Israeli lies about it. This girl supposedly stabbed someone:

Amateur footage shows Palestinian woman executed in Afula | Daily Mail Online

There's also the one of the 'Palestinian stone throwers' who turn out to be Israeli soldiers and shoot a Palestinian point blank in the leg while they're holding him down:
VIDEO: Israeli undercover police help Palestinians throw stones before drawing guns on them - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/video-israeli-undercover-police-help-palestinians-throw-stones-drawing-guns-them-1311634807#sthash.AJdF5koF.dpuf

And this:
Palestinian woman shot and stripped naked
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And today this: Five killed, Including a Child; 25 Others Injured as Israeli Troops attacks Gaza Protests
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Here's 3 different movies of the murder in Afula:

Afula three different angles
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Saudi coalition in Yemen takes a big punch: 152 soldiers died in missile attack on Military base: 152 Feared Dead in Yemen Ballistic Missle Strike
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A Moroccan woman is the new speaker of parliament here: Labour MP Khadija Arib is new chairman of Dutch parliament | Dutch News | Expatica the Netherlands

The best thing about it is how much it pisses off the nazis.
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Taiwan has new female President, Tsai Ing-Wen.

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As a feminist, I just shake my head and sigh at the thought that our best chance for a woman president might lose to an old, White man.
Surely gender doesn't outweigh all other considerations. That's kind of the point.
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Honestly, I get the distinct impression that Sanders is more of a feminist than is Hillary.
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