they also had a pretty strong presence in and near ballot places -
thus coercion and intimidation also get credit for the ballot victory
Posted by: lord garth ||
Hard to beat "Convert or Die"!
Similarly, 'tis hard to beat the DemoLeft's premise of "Free Money/Everything", widout need to raise taxes or raise significantly.
The DemoLeft love to publicly angrily rant agz alleged Rightist "imperialism" while covertly or silently acknowledging that its the only way to pay for their beloved massive Welfare-Nanny State + Big Govt widout looking stupid or hypocritical.
nice, however, "Mom", the gun control confiscation side is using this for emotional hysteria. Where is your aprobation for that violation of our constitution? Don't lecture me, ever. My views haven't changed. That disgusting puke violated HOW many laws to do what he did? Surely a few more laws on the books restricting responsible citizens will be "just enough"? Save your crap for the other side
Posted by: Frank G ||
There is innocent ignorance and there is invincible, dogmatic and self-righteous ignorance. Every tragic mass shooting seems to bring out examples of both among gun control advocates.___Thomas Sowell
Somewhat similar to recent events in Benghazi, MAJ Nidal Hasan was figuratively.... a goat being milked by DoJ and possibly the CIA. It's a very dirty business and not every recruitment, whether witting or unwitting, ends in a made for Hollywood, career building success story. I suspect the administration would simply rather not talk about it, but wat do I know ?
I will admit it has nothing to do with Fort Hood and also that the car has more obvious utility than the gun. But there are an awful lot of people dying and nobody says anything about it. Maybe I should say it's another way of pointing out the hypocrisy.
[Dawn] ANOTHER military airbase attacked; another full set of lessons that perhaps will not be learned. Since the attack on the Mehran airbase in Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... , the snuffies have demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of both the psychology and methodology of high-profile attacks. Targeting an airbase in even a semi-successful attack captures public attention in a way that a highly successful attack against other military targets would not. And while the security forces appear to be protecting vulnerabilities at airbases better than was the case before the Mehran attack, the snuffies are also adapting. They appear to be probing for weaknesses by deploying new combinations of fidayeen and suicide kaboomers, and still have fairly good intelligence on their targets. Why this is so is a question that the public has not received an answer to. So the focus must necessarily turn to more transparency and accountability within the security and intelligence apparatus.
Every new high-profile attack is a reminder of how little is known publicly about the investigations into previous such attacks. Was physical security as rigorous as it could be? Was the vetting of security personnel posted at these installations thorough? Were maps and schematics and other information protected adequately? And after weaknesses were exposed, how effective was the response of the security apparatus to ensure a repeat would be difficult? Clearly, as the attack on a foreign airbase in southern Afghanistan proved, the snuffies can exploit weaknesses in defences in even the most hostile environment. But in the absence of transparent and public investigations and accountability, we cant be certain that negligence, incompetence or complicity in the security apparatus here is being identified and punished as thoroughly as it should.
Then there is the broader question that always comes up in these moments. Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. is adjacent to the tribal areas and as such will always remain more vulnerable than most Pak cities unless a coherent policy for eliminating militancy is developed. But despite having tens of thousands of troops stationed in Fata and launching a series of military operations that have recovered swathes of territory that had virtually been ceded to the thugs, the absence of a zero-tolerance policy towards militancy has made it difficult to win this war. Apologists for the Taliban, who refuse to see that the thugs war is against Pakistain and its people, have stood in the way of a unified stance. North Wazoo, and also the Tirah valley, remains a fundamental threat to security in Pakistain. Yet it is still not clear how the army-led security establishment intends to defang that threat. Paralysis and policy drift will only enable the snuffies to push harder to find even more weaknesses.
Posted by: Fred ||
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Inanke cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people (commonly called Bushmen) about 5,000 to 10,000 years ago and located in what is now Matobo National Park (Zimbabwe). Things have gotten worse for the San over the span of time, not better. I'd recommend 'going long' on Islam as well.
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