International Reaction to Brexit? Clueless

Our Ever Changing Moods

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: The movement to ban hate speech, especially on campus, reminds us that the political pendulum swings both ways. At the time of the Revolutionary War, Britain’s laws were so strict that the Founders put Freedom of Speech first on the list of protected […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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The Terrible Hours

The Terrible Hours

You’re in a room. Between you and the exit – any exit – is someone who is busily killing people. So you’re not going anywhere. Probably not, anyway. You’re in the midst of a spree killing – sometimes called a rampage killing. You’re surrounded by crowds of people, as […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Consequences

Consequences

Some of my circle of acquaintances are deeply pessimistic about the “Brexit”. “Without the EU”, they say, “the standard of living in the UK will plummet. They’ll be frozen out of trade; they’re blowing up their own economies, setting themselves back decades!” I’ll note that most of the acquaintances […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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A Good Gal With A Gun

Woman kills intruder . Officials said the 33-year-old woman had returned home with her kids — aged 5 and 10 — when she encountered the man and opened fire. Police officers and medical personnel arriving at the home in Portland, Oregon, early Sunday found the 59-year-old man who had […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Let Them Eat Cake

A friend of this blog writes: Hard to tell if this is supposed to be positive or negative publicity for the light rail- median income is down, we haven’t gentrified the area, and people and still mostly poor here. Was that the goal of the Green Line? The goal […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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A Banana Republic, If You Can Keep It

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: The IRS has released a list of nearly 500 conservative groups it targeted for extra scrutiny to delay their fundraising abilities and thereby allow Democrats to outraise, outspend and out-advertise their way to winning the election. I’m so old that I can remember […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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I’m Sure…

… this will turn out to be more right-wing conservative Christian violence. Or maybe those elusive pro-life Tea Partiers. Over thirty dead and counting in Istanbul. Darn that NRA. Not to snark overly much; I’ve always felt somewhat close to Turkey. My mom lived there for several years, back […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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