All Further Articles for 2012-06-08

Friday, June 8, 2012
How To Stop the Empire While Keeping Your Day Job
To end a tough week, words of faith and wisdom from self-described "tubby balding old anarchist" Dan Kinch. Also the author of "Ten Reasons to Avoid Doing Business with Amazon" and "A Clown A Hammer A Bomb and God."
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Oh, Do Let's All Just Shoot Each Other Over Every Little Thing, Shall We?
Sorry: It's one of those Idiots With Guns days. Texas retired firefighter Raul Rodriguez is on trial for killing elementary school teacher Kelly Danaher and wounding two others after confronting them about their party's loud music. Rodriquez claims he was just “standing my ground,” albeit on their ground, after baiting them. Incredibly, he videotaped the entire incident; even more incredibly, he seems to think the chilling evidence will help his case. Scary in countless ways. “I’m telling you, I’m telling you, stop, I said stop right now or I will shoot you!"
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Fighting For Conservative Values Like Shooting Laws We Don't Agree With
Ron Gould, an Arizona Tea Bagger running for Congress, has a new ad in which he argues for border vigilantes and blows away a copy of the Affordable Care Act with a pump-action shotgun to prove he's a "straight shooter." Tag line: "Washington doesn't get us." No. The rest of us get you. We just think you're a dangerous imbecile.
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Whoah...What's the Math On NOT Getting Raped?
The ever-fabulous Garry Trudeau takes a hard-hitting look at sexual assault of women in the military. He just gets better with age.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Lie of Fools: The Last American POW
With Obama announcing a possible "negotiated peace" and prisoner swap with the Taliban to end the disaster of Afghanistan, an in-depth account of the last U.S. prisoner of war, Private Bowe Bergdahl, whose tour of duty was marked by the same confusion and delusion as the war - and "army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies" - he tried to walk away from three years ago. From Rolling Stone. "I have seen their ideas, and I am ashamed to even be American." - his last email.
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