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VICIOUS Christian protesters shout down Muslim kids singing National Anthem at Texas rally



Angry conservative protesters disrupted the Texas Muslim Capitol Day celebration in Austin on Thursday, repeatedly shouting “No Sharia” and screaming “Go home.”

The celebration was organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and according to their website, the event was “an opportunity for community members to learn about the democratic political process and how to be an advocate for important issues.” The group largely consisted of Muslim students and children, along with faith leaders.

The event was protested by a group calling itself the Patriot Defense Foundation Inc., who claimed that CAIR sought to create a climate in which it would be able to “take over” America, destroying it for “Americans (who) believe in the Constitution and what this country was founded on.”




Local reporters said protesters shouted “Islam is a lie!” at Muslim children when they were singing the National Anthem. One protester reportedly shouted: “There’s no ‘twilight’ in Sharia!”

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/christian-protesters-shout-down-muslim-kids-singing-national-anthem-at-texas-rally-islam-is-a-lie/
https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/posts/10152717999627695

How The World Would Look If Countries Were Scaled To Population Size (IMAGE)



http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/01/29/map-population-scaled/

Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers To Kill Students & Not Be Liable

People who are concerned about the use of excessive force by law enforcement may have to deal with another fatal can of worms. If Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn (R) gets his way, teachers will have the right to use deadly force against students in Texas classrooms, in the near future.

The Lone Star State already permits teachers to have firearms in the classroom, but H.B. 868, also known as the Teacher’s Protection Act, would authorize instructors to use “force or deadly force on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event in defense of the educator’s person or in defense of students of the school that employs the educator.” Instructors would also have the right to use deadly force “in defense of property of the school that employs the educator.” Moreover, civil immunity would be granted to those who use deadly force, meaning they would not be liable for the injury or death of student.

MORE:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/01/29/3617031/deadly-force-in-texas-classrooms/

Jon Stewart Endorses "Johnny Actual Cash": "Let's Just Have Money Run For President Already"

As Jon Stewart pointed out on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million on the 2016 elections.

“Now, you may think to yourself, that’s fucked up because aren’t those guys going to want something in exchange for spending the gross national product of many countries on one election cycle?” Stewart said. “And is the thing that they want control over the levers of our democracy, or would they settle for handjobs?”

But with nearly a billion dollars being put into the effort, why even have a candidate at all? Stewart suggested that maybe the money can run.

“Give it up for the next president of the United States: Johnny Actual Cash,” Stewart said.


VIDEO & MORE:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/29/jon-stewart-johnny-actual-cash_n_6568986.html

Here are the official Las Vegas odds on the next President:

Here are the official Las Vegas odds on the next President:


Hillary Clinton: 3:1
Jeb Bush: 5:1
Mitt Romney: 12:1
Marco Rubio: 15:1
Joe Biden: 12:1
Sarah Palin: LOL

1917 "Wanted"


Wanted, 1917, Art Young


from:
mr. fish:
Political Cartoon, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind
warning graphic content:
http://blog.cartoonmovement.com/2015/01/warning-graphic-content.html

The problem with American Sniper, explained in 3 minutes



The film is in large part an action movie set in the Iraq war, but it also depicts the sacrifices Kyle and his family made as he served four tours of duty. That said, the film has a major history problem: It deeply misrepresents why America went to war in Iraq and how the war actually went down. These inaccuracies aren't peripheral problems; they do a disservice to Iraqis and American veterans alike. See how in the video above.

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/27/7921779/american-sniper-chris-kyle

"American Sharpshooters"



Socrates: First, shouldn't we explain how a democracy becomes an oligarchy?

Adeimantus: Yes.

Socrates: The crutical step is that the rich figure out how to manipulate politics so the laws benefit them instead of the public.

Adeimantus: So it seems.




Translated by the author of the outstanding book, Keith Quincy

His book is “Worse than You Think: The Real Economy Hidden Beneath Washington’s Rigged Statistics, And Where To Go From Here”

Loretta Lynch confirmed that waterboarding is torture. She should prosecute those who did it.

President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, in her first Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, admitted that certain actions taken by the CIA constituted torture and were illegal. In an exchange with Senator Patrick Leahy in which he asked her if waterboarding was torture, she responded:

Lynch: “Waterboarding is torture, Senator.”

Leahy: “And thus illegal?”

Lynch: “And thus illegal.”


Given her comments, Lynch should immediately appoint a special prosecutor to seek charges against the CIA for waterboarding three detainees (and likely many more) as soon as she’s confirmed. Since there is no statute of limitations on torture, and the UN Convention Against Torture – ratified by the Senate and signed by President Reagan – requires that the United States prosecute violators, this should be an open and shut case for Lynch.

Lynch did not indicate if she’d read the recently-released executive summary of the CIA torture report, and was not asked if she considered many of the other barbaric and sadistic actions described in the report – such as extended sleep deprivation, beatings, and anal rape – as torture, but she could certainly direct a prosecutor to investigate those claims as well.


More (still holding breath):
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/29/obama-administration-cia-torturers-prosecution?CMP=ema_565

"Branches Of Government"

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