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Steve Rose

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If so, why?

From the Huffington Post,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/obama-drone-strikes_b_48024...

An excerpt:

Now, top officials connected to the White House proudly leak details about their ongoing efforts to use drones to assassinate obscure suspected terrorists in...

"you people"? To whom are you talking?

President Bush certainly used drones, but on a far smaller scale than President Obama. It seems the people that "give a rip about the people getting killed" don't care that there President is on a killing spree, and that some of those killed are U.S. citizens. If you care, take this opportunity to speak out.

Now, there is a bipartisan effort to force some transparency and accountability on the President's civil rights atrocities.

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Then too it is necessary to petition against the President once his term is completed and he comes to town to speak. And, don't forget to rail against his speaking fee.

Otherwise it is just too easy to see through the cheese-cloth veneered political agenda, the one so popular at the U of M.

So, I am a people? Something to add to my resume'.

It is your ilk that is selectively protesting speakers at the U of M, arbitrarily deciding who is and who is not a civil rights violator. I made no statements of empathy nor morality, so spare me your assumptions.

Military drones have been around; they are nothing new. Drones flew missions in the first Gulf War (1991). Bush had them, yet showed some restraint in their use. That is what he did; you are speculating what he...

Quote me where I accused anyone of human rights violations. And where I mentioned war crimes? Your fabrications.

I am totally down with President Obama and Condoleeza Rice being included in a civil rights lecture series. Voices from the Left, lacking the self awareness that their house is glass, take up stones.

You may have seen a journalist being water boarded to experience what it is like, and to report about it. To date, no journalist has volunteered to be the object of...

Posted on 04/14/14 at 09:12 am in response to Doctor organization declares gun violence 'public health threat'

I will be interested in reading the ACP's policy paper on this "public health threat" once they have taken on the bigger dangers in our society.

For reference, here is a link to the ACP policy papers,
http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/current_policy_papers/

From NPR News:

“Nearly a million children worldwide die every year as a...

Posted on 04/14/14 at 03:51 pm in response to Doctor organization declares gun violence 'public health threat'

Denial is finding one age segment of one race (and mainly one gender), and using that to define the scope of the problem. The term is cherry picking. Ambiguously mixing terms like "teens" and "children" in the same sentence helps to obscure the truth about children. 18 and 19 year old people are adults.

In round numbers, and for the most recent available year's data, there are over 34,000 highway fatalities each year in the U.S.; over 400 of those are in Minnesota. Almost all of...

Posted on 04/15/14 at 12:29 pm in response to Doctor organization declares gun violence 'public health threat'

It is disingenuous for an organization to feign concern, to present a facade of social conscience, while overlooking the biggest problems we collectively face as a society. The silence of having no position paper about the 90+ daily highway fatalities is complicity; it accepts that the wheels of commerce and convenience are lubricated by the blood spilled on our nation's roads. Either get in the game or stand on the sidelines. You can try to do both, but I for one am here to call you out...

Posted on 03/27/14 at 09:11 am in response to For the young and 'invincible,' health insurance is a must

http://www.startribune.com/local/251225081.html

Some interesting excerpts from this recent Strib Report:

“MNsure chief Scott Leitz announced a series of outreach events for the coming week aimed at young adults, including sign-ups at popular Twin Cities bars and at campuses statewide.”

“MNsure officials hope that will improve as the deadline approaches,...

Posted on 03/27/14 at 02:14 pm in response to For the young and 'invincible,' health insurance is a must

Did you read my comment? It consisted mainly of quotes from MNsure chief Scott Leitz, followed by a single observation.

I'm not against healthcare insurance, nor auto insurance, nor life insurance, nor fire insurance, nor liability insurance, nor have I made any statements against insurance or being insured. I presently am insured in all of those areas. Thank you for the explanation of how insurance works.

A link to another article regarding MNsure's request for the young...