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Sad news such as this complicates Second Amendment arguments, to be sure...crazy people elsewhere around the world can't wreak as much damage.
But it is so distressing how in a tragedy such as this one it is immediately politicitized.
I am not an NRA supporter but I do not like this immediate move post-Colorado massacre to ask both parties to take on the Second Amendment -- it seems hasty and manipulative (as well as emotionally tacky).
And I am not a conservative but I see why conservatives are appalled by this rush by liberal gatekeepers in politics and media to jump on a crisis that took place THIS MORNING and use it to call for gun control (or gun ownership suppression, depending on your point of view).
Lots of disruption of the Olympics processes already; as always it is worth following these stories -- many now remind me of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race disruptor earlier this year -- to make sure we know how they end -- ie with arrest and arraignment? If this disruption ends in a public-record arraignment or other closure, please post in comments below.
Paul O'Beirne sent us this: an artist arrested -- pre-emptively? over graffiti that had nothing to do with the Olympics.
Via Frank Tobin: "Spain Ignites with anger through protest in 80 cities. The stresses of the austerity plans are creating extreme social unrest amongst the Spanish people -- while the world continues to suffer through the worldwide effects of the corruption of the financial system being revealed by the day. .... These events should be reported as they happen.
Spanish police cross new boundary by using rubber bullets directly on austerity protesters: remember, rubber bullets are immense rounds that killed 12 in Northern Ireland -- until they were banned because they were so terribly dangerous.
Blacks and Hispanics Now Hardest Hit with Foreclosures....this will make your blood boil especially, if you recall that Wells Fargo was recently fined for mass discrimination against black and hispanic mortgages -- which is not I am sure about personal racism but a way to boost profits and bet on toxic derivatives of this bundled bad debt.
Author & political activist Naomi Wolf raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change.