Occupy Wall Street

Tear Down This Fence

Occupy Oakland turns chain link into art.

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Credit: Kristopher Skinner

The denizens of the Occupy Oakland camp, a West Coast outpost of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, got evicted from their digs outside City Hall during a violent early morning raid on Tuesday, October 25. That night, a confrontation between protesters and police culminated in the use of flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas by at least one of the 18 different law enforcement agencies present. One protester, Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, had his skull fractured by a projectile. 

The following evening, a more subdued cluster of Occupiers retook the territory of the original encampment with minimal police interference. The Los Angeles Times reported that after a few protesters jumped the fence erected around the grassy area, the crowd was initially divided, with some chanting "go around" while others preferred to "tear it down."

The "tear it down" contingent prevailed. Associated Press footage showed hoodie-wearing protesters stomping the chain-link fence in a furious rage. But by morning the fence had been reconstituted as public art: a house-of-cards-style structure rising above the yellowed grass of Frank Ogawa Plaza.  

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227 responses to “Tear Down This Fence

  1. When do the chickens move in ?

    1. When they come home to roost, duh.

        1. FEMA camp?

    2. Prehaps they’re doing their internship at Kramerica Industries.

      1. I have to say, this? seems capricious and arbitrary.

  2. If the damn thing collapsed and killed somebody, I bet they’d blame “the Man.”

    1. I am astonished that they have not demanded a government grant for that mess. The difference between Liberal Art and garbage is wording.

      1. Yeah, because if some asshole on the internet doesn’t like it, it couldn’t possibly be art.

        1. If he does like it, it is art?

        2. There’s a lesson I learned in my college art appreciation class. Just because its art, doesn’t mean its particularly good or worthwhile art. Can I turn the local welfare office into my dreamed-of beer bong installation piece?

          1. That’s the thing. I think that the only reasonable definition of art is that art is anything that anyone presents as art. What makes good art is a completely different matter.

            1. Most modern artists are nothing but skilled con men. I watched a thing the other day on a big show they were having in Florence. The main piece was an old armored personnel carrier turned upside down with a tread mill on the top. It was supposed to be a comment on failed US military endeavors or something. To think that guy got himself in a big international show by flipping a tank over and sticking a tread mill on it. That is a first class con.

              1. Real art would be keeping the tank upright and powering it via charging children a fee to run on a treadmill connected to the drive train.

              2. How do you know that other people don’t get great aesthetic pleasure from a tank turned upside down with a treadmill on top?

                I generally hate political art, so a lot of contemporary stuff is crap in my eyes too. Why the fuck does everything have to be some sort of leftist social critique?
                But I think that the idea of modernism is valid and very interesting. I even like some of the post-modern ideas of art, but hate the word “post-modern” and am irritated by people who use it a lot.

                1. Zeb, I love you this morning

              3. John, was it an APC or a tank?

              4. Also, most modern artists are dead by now. Modern is not the same as contemporary.

            2. Which goes back to my point. Why the hell can’t I turn my local welfare office into my beer pong installation piece? If the OWSers can confiscate public property for their art, I should have the same free speech!!!

              1. Why the hell can’t I turn my local welfare office into my beer pong installation piece?

                Have you tried yet? You’ll never find out unless you try? Do you think that those occupy Oakland people worried about whether they were allowed to stack up chain-link fences?

            3. I like my high school art teacher’s definition better: “It isn’t art unless it’s good.”

              1. I assume you are joking. The definition I propose above is the only workable definition. The end.

        3. Exactly. Only hardcore BDSM porn is art. The rest is all a liberal scam!

      2. This simple definition came from a fellow who sat on the board of an art museum.

        “If I can do it, it’s not art.”

        That works for me.

        1. Bullshit. Anyone can make art. You are still confusing art generally with good art that people want to see. Also, even then it is a stupid definition. Art doesn’t have to be difficult to do. I am so fucking sick of people who think that their personal tastes define what constitutes art.

  3. So the Occupy “movement” actually did accomplish something!

  4. No link because I’m on mobile and haven’t figured it out, BUT
    In Massachusetts a woman was shot by an off duty State Trooper. She was walking two dogs and he was deer hunting. Shot at the dogs thinking they were deer and hit her.

    1. Try to focus. It’s going to be a long year.

      1. Longer than you can possibly imagine.

    2. Link

      Seems like he was getting itchy–it apparently was only minutes before the close of the season.

  5. The arson is not funny. But it is kind of funny that it appears to be some aging boomer moron who is doing it.

    The Los Angeles arsonist who has been making news the last few days for lighting perhaps forty car fires is operating in my hood. Just now I drove back from dinner past the Hollywood & Highland complex, only minutes from my house, where the night before this mysterious person ignited a Camaro. The LAPD is now describing him as “an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail.”

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon…..new-years/

    Where is the DHS bulletin explaining how wearing a tie die or listening to CSNY are signs of “extremist beliefs”?

    1. Where is the DHS bulletin explaining how wearing a tie die or listening to CSNY are signs of “extremist beliefs”?
      reply to this

      I think that was like 40 years ago.

    2. it appears to be…

      …another flash judgement by John. Soon to be retracted or more likely forgotten as he moves to the next in the endless series.

      1. How many people under the age of 50 can be described as “an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail.”?

        The description is what it is. If you don’t like it, go read another blog where they ignore that stuff. No one will miss your weapons grade stupid. Trust me.

        1. How many people under the age of 50 can be described as “an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail.”

          Lots…could easily be a gen x’er.
          Not that it matters.

          1. How can you be “an older white male” and not be, well, older. A gen xer is no older than 45. That is not older in this day and age. Older means at least 50. And that means boomer.

            I guess it could be an adolescent girl meeting that description too. But I doubt it.

            1. Older means at least 50.

              Depends on the age of the speaker, I would guess. Also, appearance and age are often deceptive. I had a teacher in HS who was grey headed when she was 33. Looked, ‘older’.

              1. Perhaps. But chances are, older means just that.

                1. Perhaps, although the ELF/ALF thing is more of a gen X phenom…

                  But that’s just my snap judgment on it.

                  *snap judgments are better than flash judgment, right?

                  1. Although ELF isn’t really an organization. It is just anyone who wants to take up the banner and start burning stuff down.

            2. The Boom peaked and, thus, ended in 1960, so the oldest Gen X’er is 51, excepting those born on Jan 1.

              1. Gen X is defined as starting after 1964. Being a 1960 baby, please don’t change me from being a boomer at this late age!!

                1. My Gen X ass it is. ’64? Sez who?

                  Peak = boom over.

          2. P Brooks makes a good point below. It could be Lindsey Lohan.

      2. Deets…

        The developments came a day after police distributed DVDs featuring footage of a man, between 20 and 30 years old with a receding hairline and a shoulder-length ponytail, whom they described as a person of interest.

        So even Gen X was too old.

  6. Come on, John- it was a tie-dyed Gadsden Flag shirt.

  7. Warning: I will have to do the Morning Link ritual dance, involving feathers, Ron Paul’s blood, and matching monocles.

    1. So, here’s a question. How did monocles come to be seen as an accessory for rich industrialists? I would have thought that a monocle would be the cheaper, low budget alternative to regular, binocular glasses.

      1. The monocle just looks better with the silk tophat. The additional squint is also better for keeping the lower-classes in check.

        1. Sorry to be so picky, but the best top hats are made from beaver skin.

          1. agreed, oh master of industry.

            1. Reaver IS industry!

          2. Fur felt is made from fur, not skin.

      2. Monocles are like the long fingernails of the Chinese mandarin.

        By their very impracticality, they advertise the immensely high status of the wearer.

        They say, “I am so sure that I will not have to do any actual work today that I disdain to wear glasses that will stay on my head. I will instead hold a polished piece of glass up to my eye using only the muscles of my face. But that will be no problem for me, because I will remain behind my desk while lackeys bring me beverages and cater to my every wish.”

        1. What other wishes do your “coachboys” cater to?

        2. Best post of the year.

      3. Monocles are the kind of thing Jews wear when they are examining diamonds.

    2. And top hats.

    3. Fine purveyors satisfy all of your prescription monocle needs. For $50 I think I’ll get one, but I’ll have to buy a vest and at least one hat.

      1. Next time I will have one of the little people code the link: http://www.warbyparker.com/monocle/

      2. You don’t ALREADY own several?

        Turn in your decoder ring.

      3. Don’t forget the cape and cane.

  8. Which is actually an excellent idea, now that I think about it.

  9. It’s an interesting concept, but shouldn’t the cells be hexagonal, in keeping with the “hive mind” metaphor?

    1. Oh that is clearly idea they were attempting to convey. You must remember however that it was constructed by half-wits.

  10. http://espn.go.com/olympics/fe…..rs-dies-89

    Guy who did the fight scenes as Darth Vader dies. Sounded like a really neat guy.

  11. The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said “This is mine,” and found people naive enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society.

    ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    1. Shouldn’t you be out hunting and gathering rather than sitting on your fat ass eating cheetos made with the blood of the unlanded?

    2. “Ask me about my kids.”

  12. An A.M. Link

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.c…..034458.php

    1. Cantor is an idiot. Reagan faced a Democratic house with a powerful speaker. He wanted to win the cold war and get the economy going. The price of that was letting the Congress spend like crazy and giving up on any dreams of reducing the overall size of government.

      We elect a President not a King. And the Congress gets a vote too. And the people whose guy didn’t win the Presidency get some voice in government too. It is how a Democratic Republic works.

  13. Is this an “open” thread? I see links and off-topic commentary, but no official indication that this thread is an “open” one. Where is the etiquette that exists in anarchy?

    1. Your questions are off-topic. You can only discuss the fence here. You are banned.

      1. Well, KMW’s post should be titled:

        Tear Down This Fence–Open Thread, Now With Morning Links!

        1. Ah, what the hell, live dangerously – post whatever you want to post even if it isn’t titled “Open Thread”.

    2. And the whole of the law shall be: Do What Thou Wilt.

      1. Love is the law, love under will.

  14. According to some genius at the Atlantic (their shitty fucking website kept locking up my computer, so find the link yourself), the reason Finnish schools are so awesome is….

    TAAAAH DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    Social Justice!

    And THERE ARE NO PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN FINLAND. Verboten, apparently.

    1. If we could just create a near homogeneous society, we could be just like the Fins. I didn’t know the Atlantic was so into ethnic cleansing.

      1. The Finns at least have decent gun laws.

        1. And are great race car drivers. The Fins are all right.

          1. Rally car drivers, which is even more impressive. Triple digit speeds down a logging trail….they must get their pants tailor made to have room for their balls.

        2. They also make great ammunition and long-distance rifles.

    2. I was discussing education with a bunch of Europeans (mixed nationality) not too long ago, and they were aghast at the concept of homeschooling, some even likening it to child abuse.

      1. Well if we keep home schooling kids over here, we might start sticking people in ovens or something. Good thing the Europeans have never done that. Oh wait..

      2. At some point everyone who’s not blinded by ideology will realize that kids who are homeschooled tend to excel academically and are quite socially well adjusted. The only people Ive heard say otherwise are people who are invested in the status quo, and they generally don’t have direct contact with those kids.

        1. As with any form of education, it ain’t about the institution/locale, but the execution. I have worked with homeschooled kids that were neither academically nor socially on par with their peers. And I have worked with some that were way ahead of their peers. Some parents make good teachers. Others, not so much. Some that don’t, don’t realize that they don’t.

          1. I doubt every home schooled kid is a budding Goethe. But the statistics say overall they do better. But most of that I think is due to self selection. You have to be really committed to your kid’s education to home school. And parents who are committed tend to have kids who do well.

            1. And parents’s tend to be more invested in their own children’s education than teacher’s are invested in other people’s children’s education.

              Lots of teachers just don’t give a fuck. Even a parent who is a bad teacher is likely to teach better than an average teacher who doesn’t give a fuck.

          2. Sure. However, I have met (and been taught by) more incompetent professional teachers than I have met bad homeschooling parents. Perhaps it’s just a function of the types of people I associate with (and I don’t have any very close friends who homeschool, only colleagues at work), but their kids all seem quite bright, engaged with the idea of learning, and well socialized.

            1. How can professional teachers be incompetent? They love shaping the next generation so much they’re willing to work for low pay.

              1. Low compared to what?

            2. db,

              John is about right on this one. Also, Homeschooling SES predicts better achievement…some numbers, but note the caveat.

              This report presents the results of the largest survey and testing program for students in home schools to date. In Spring 1998, 20,760 K-12 home school students in 11,930 families were administered either the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) or the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP), depending on their current grade. The parents responded to a questionnaire requesting background and demographic information. Major findings include: the achievement test scores of this group of home school students are exceptionally high–the median scores were typically in the 70th to 80th percentile; 25% of home school students are enrolled one or more grades above their age-level public and private school peers; this group of home school parents has more formal education than parents in the general population; the median income for home school families is significantly higher than that of all families with children in the United States; and almost all home school students are in married couple families. Because this was not a controlled experiment, the study does not demonstrate that home schooling is superior to public or private schools and the results must be interpreted with caution. The report clearly suggests, however, that home school students do quite well in that educational environment.

              http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPort…..o=ED424309

              1. I’m sure there are parents out there who are poor teachers and would not be the best choice for educating their children. I also feel that the typical religious association with homeschooling makes it more likely that many homeschooled kids will learn incorrect superstitions rather than science. However I have seen a lot of evidence of good parent teachers, and still think that it should be the choice of the parent, not the state, that decides how their child will be educated.

                1. Of course.

                2. We can’t have parents teaching their religion to their children, especially if it conflicts with our own dogma we believe about the end of the universe.

                  All Young Pioneers must be taught the official doctrine of the state.

                  1. Er, origin of the universe.

              2. Because this was not a controlled experiment…

                Given the self-selection of home-schooled kids mentioned above, it would be hard to design a statistically valid study, possibly excepting longitudinal ones.

              3. Because this was not a controlled experiment, the study does not demonstrate that home schooling is superior to public or private schools and the results must be interpreted with caution

                Gee, a government report asking us to completely ignore the evidence, that homeschooling kids run academic circles around their government schooled peers, and not be hasty in concluding that home schooling just might be a better alternative.

                How fucking original.

                1. a government report

                  You might check your assumptions there bub.

        2. “Direct contact”?!

          ::::shudders::::

      3. A recent news story on home schooling had an opponent who defended public schools as where “we learn to become citizens”. That’s code, right ? I took it to mean, we don’t want any kids deviating from the party line.

  15. Where is the etiquette that exists in anarchy?

    It’s sort of like when you go to a restaurant, and people at the other tables are talking about stuff you don’t understand. Try not to let it get you down.

  16. The LAPD is now describing him as “an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail.”

    I hope Lindsay Lohan has an alibi.

    1. Touche. maybe NM has a point about it being a gen xer.

    2. They have a van owner matching the description of the person of interest in custody now.

      1. And he is between 20 and 30 years old.

        1. Pony tail, van, two out of three aging hippie traits ain’t bad.

          1. Just a kid who read Edward Abbey, methinks. Or a firebug.

      2. Let me guess…a white panel van? No, no, that was the D.C. sniper. This one probably has airbrushed wizards and shit.

  17. It appears that Reason staffers have the day off, which means that they apparently have the kind of silly “I get a day off even if New Year’s falls on a Sunday” kind of calendar that state government employees have.

    Reason = On State Employee People Time.

    1. I’m blaming the epic hangovers.

      1. I’m blaming the Tournament of Roses Parade.

    2. Non profit, government employee, not a lot of difference between the two.

      1. The government is making plenty of “profit” off of us, sort of like Los Zetas do.

    3. Yeah, c’mon. Welch, Gillespie, crack that damn whip!

      1. Yeah, it’s morning somewhere!

    4. The lack of activity makes this pretty much the worst chatroom ever.

      1. How ya doin’?

      2. That was like the second-best “worst chat room ever” comment, ever.

    5. If you work for someone who offers paid holidays, isn’t it common practice to give employees a paid holiday even if the holiday falls on the weekend? It is part of the agreed compensation, after all. I would be pissed if I didn’t get a paid holiday for Christmas and New Years, even when they fall on the weekend (I had Friday as the holiday in my for-profit, private sector job).

    6. Actually, this whole line of thought is pretty rich considering all you folks seem to have jobs that allow you to spend all day on HnR, while you only see me during the day on my vacation because I can’t even access the site at my federal job. I’m lucky if I can check it on my phone during lunch.

      1. I am so amazingly productive that I can have a window open for personal browsing at all times and no one notices, because they’re dazzled by my proficiency as I erect multiple suspension bridges by lunch and cure cancer before the evening commute.

        1. The only thing I get for high productivity is more work – that is, spending more of your money.

          1. I find it ironic that of all the people here stealing form their bosses, it’s the public servant doing the most work.

            1. See the original “Parkinson’s Law” for an explanation.

  18. For the record, if Cavanaugh posts links tonight they will be de facto late Morning Links.

    1. Better watch out; you’re asking for permanent replacement of ML with EL.

        1. I don’t believe in the no Morning Links scenario.

            1. He changed the terms of the blog.

    2. aka – lunch links. boooooooo.

  19. I can’t wait till Occupy art shows up in the Smithsonian

  20. Oh, the humanity!

    Nationwide, 173 law enforcement officers were killed in 2011, up 13 percent from the 153 killed in 2010. For the first time in 14 years, more officers died from firearms-related incidents than traffic-related incidents, the group said.

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. last week called the uptick in deaths “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on the growing prevalence of illegal gun use.

    Never let a tragedy go to waste!

    Just don’t mention Fast and Furious.

    1. I always think that it is really funny (either that or infuriating, I can’t decide) when people use percentages when talking about such small numbers. If this had been reported as “20 more police officers killed this year than last” out of the millions of police int he country, it would not seem very interesting or troubling.

    2. No mention on the overall number of LEOs or whether that number went up in 2011. Not to mention no comment on the militarization of police that puts them in confrontational situations more frequently, and whether or not those numbers have been trending up.

    3. Just don’t mention Fast and Furious.

      Or that there are other jobs in this country that pay far less and and are far more dangerous.

      They’re America’s motherfucking heroes, ya know!

    4. At least Politico had a pretty good quip when they noted this last week:

      For much of the past year, one fatality in particular has weighed heavily on Holder’s mind, that of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose December 2010 murder sparked interest and public investigations into the Justice Department’s botched Fast and Furious gun-walking program.

  21. Looks like Michael Gerson got tired of giving handies to junkies and rolling the bums living under the bridge for quick cash.

    Paul’s conception of liberty is not the same as Lincoln’s ? which is not a condemnation of Lincoln. Paul’s view would have freed African Americans from the statism of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Act. It would have freed the occupants of concentration camps from their dependency on liberating armies. And it would free the Republican Party from any claim to conscience or power.

    Seriously, at what point should you realize that you are such a craven, mendacious. slimeball fuck that you should just off yourself out of shame?

    1. Somebody is frustrated.
      Hug?

    2. Sounds like both Gerson and Paul need to read some actual historical documents before they make their offhand remarks about slavery.
      – The Emancipation Proclamation freed nobody
      – The only slaves freed by the federal government while Lincoln was alive were the ones freed in the District of Columbia in 1862
      – The fantasy world Ron Paul lives in where South Carolina and six other States that seceded before Lincoln was sworn in as President would have returned to the Union if only the Congress and Lincoln had added them to the 1862 DC Emancipation Act is just that, a fantasy.
      Maybe if Ron Paul advocated the freedom of States to secede and scolded Lincoln for going to war over secession he would be closer to a valid point.

      The historical facts are that States started fleeing the Union in 1860 and buying slaves from their owners was not going to reverse that one bit.

      1. How did most countries get rid of slavery?

        1. There were numerous methods, I am not sure that there is a one “most” method. Slavery ended in Ethiopia when Italy invaded and outright outlawed it. It ended in England pretty much the way Ron Paul describes it, without a war. England began enforcing their law on everybody else on the high seas. It has not ended in many African or Asian nations.

          Now, back to the point of the war, the only way for Lincoln to avoid that was to let the secessionist States leave.

          1. That expresses things so passively – why not say that Lincoln decided that the Constitution (a) prohibited secession, (b) gave the federal government the power to wage war against secessionist states, and (c) required the federal government to exercise this alleged power. All of these propositions were debatable. He took that interpretation which required him to get into a bloody civil war, and assumed that nobody could possibly disagree with his interpretation – he even suggested that he could go against the law in order to enforce his particular interpretation of the Constitution.

            Only when he realized how long and bloody the war would be (thanks in part to his bad generals and the CSA’s good ones) did he turn to abolishing slavery.

            He himself, in Inaugural #2, did not take credit for being the great emancipator – he suggested that God was punishing North and South with a bloody war which neither side anticipated – punishing *both* sides for their complicity in slavery (we were apparently one of the few countries so punished, since most other countries got rid of slavery without war). I’m not sure Lincoln would have endorsed his adulators.

            Before becoming President, he envisioned the peaceful withering away of slavery – putting it in the course of ultimate extinction, as he put it, without war. So if Paul was naive in his talk about peaceful abolition, Lincoln was too.

            1. “So if Paul was naive in his talk about peaceful abolition, Lincoln was too.”

              Yes, well, the Southern slave states decided to go the mat to defend their peculiar institution. Lincoln was naive in foresight, Paul is naive in hindsight. They are not comparable errors.

      2. Jebus fuck Tagliaferro, go back already to chronic self abuse and writing bad slashfic.

      3. Northern armies freed millions of slaves by seizing them as contraband

        1. Not to mention conscripting many of them to serve as soldiers.

        2. Are you referring to this?

          Finally, on August 6, 1861, fugitive slaves were declared to be “contraband of war” if their labor had been used to aid the Confederacy in any way. And if found to be contraband, they were declared free.

          and

          Though “contraband” slaves had been declared free, Lincoln continued to insist that this was a war to save the Union, not to free slaves. But by 1862, Lincoln was considering emancipation as a necessary step toward winning the war. The South was using enslaved people to aid the war effort. Black men and women were forced to build fortifications, work as blacksmiths, nurses, boatmen, and laundresses, and to work in factories, hospitals, and armories. In the meantime, the North was refusing to accept the services of black volunteers and freed slaves, the very people who most wanted to defeat the slaveholders. In addition, several governments in Europe were considering recognizing the Confederacy and intervening against the Union. If Lincoln declared this a war to free the slaves, European public opinion would overwhelmingly back the North.

        3. Conscripting them to serve as non-soldiers to further the Union war effort was just impressing them into slavery again.

      4. “Maybe if Ron Paul advocated the freedom of States to secede and scolded Lincoln for going to war over secession he would be closer to a valid point”

        Paul doesn’t do that?

    3. This book review puts Gerson in his context: Evangelicals like him are social-gospellers who fit in badly with traditional conservatives:

      “Michael Gerson, for example, is an evangelical “conservative” who is actually anything but. Hart points to his book Heroic Conservatism, as well as to the Bush administration that Gerson worked for, as showing all the hallmarks of evangelicalism’s idealistic reforming zeal and precious little of conservatism’s traditional concerns for prudence, limits, order, and original sin.”

      http://www.firstthings.com/art…..angelicals

    4. The problem with Gerson’s analysis is that the residents of, say, Maine, are much physically closer (in terms of travel time and difficulty) to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 than they were to South Carolina in 1861.

      So if it was a moral imperative to invade the South and end slavery in 1861, why isn’t it a moral imperative in 2012 to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo and save the unfortunates there?

      1. I *love* mixing it up in a good Civil War thread.

        Allow me to add: Sarah Palin is great, and what about those [name of sports team]?

        1. I think Gerson is moving on from a standard Civil War thread type discussion to assert that you can’t say you favor liberty if you refuse to engage in a perpetual crusade to advance the cause at the point of a gun as far as you can reach.

          If going to war to free the slaves was a noble thing, but not one the free states of the North were obligated to undertake, then Paul would be perfectly morally free to either take it or leave it. For Gerson’s argument to work, an obligation to go to war had to exist.

          And if that obligation existed, a whole bunch of other similar obligations similarly exist now. But Gerson is fundamentally dishonest so I doubt he’d acknowledge that.

          1. Whatever the latest symbol is for strong agreement, assume I’ve typed it here.

      2. The Congo is a foreign country, South Carolina was not. The Confederacy’s claim to be a separate suzerainity was, at best, dubious. Seccession had always been a controversial issue and the Founders ignored it as best they could, therefore is no Constitutional provision defining legal seccession.

  22. No special treatment.

    About 150 officers converged on the mountain park after ranger Margaret Anderson was shot to death Sunday morning, and searchers used an aircraft with heat-sensing capabilities to hunt from the skies.


    —-

    Safety concerns prompted authorities to keep about 125 tourists quarantined at a visitors center as the manhunt unfolded.

    But early Monday morning, officers escorted them in their cars out of the park. Troyer said it was determined to be “better to do it (evacuate) under the cover of darkness than daylight.”

    Evacuee Dinh Jackson, a mother from Olympia, Washington, who came to the mountain to sled with family and friends, told The Associated Press that officials ordered people to hurry into the lodge after the shooting.

    Jackson said officials had everyone get on their knees and place hands behind their heads as they went through the building, looking at faces to make sure the gunman was not among them.

    “That was scary for the kids,” she said.

    You cannot be too careful, when OFFICER SAFETY is concerned.

    1. Murder is grossly overrated.

    2. A while back, some PDs around Cleveland had stated they couldn’t guarantee response to certain parts of the city due to concerns for “officer safety”.

  23. Cops busted a turnstile jumper yesterday ? and found he was armed to the teeth with enough firepower for a mass murder.

    OMFG teh end times!!!!! Because the only conceivable ending to this story is teh MURDEROUSNESSES (on a massive scale).

    I refuse to follow any link to the New York Post, so you’re on your own.

    Maybe the *real* lesson is, “Just pay the fucking fare, instead of jumping the turnstile.”

    1. Why don’t you tell us what’s on your mind today.

  24. Murder is grossly overrated.

    Can you say, “Disproportionate response”?

    How many cops would they have sent in there if a civilian had been shot in a dispute over a barking dog? Would they have rounded up and detained everybody in the park and searched them?

    1. Show me where the cop touched you, Brooksie.

  25. Because we can never have too many lists, here are the Best Anti-Cop Violence Fantasy Comments of 2011:

    Res Publica Americana|7.20.11 @ 7:45AM
    I want my “ideological enemies” to die when they’re bringing their ideology to rule over others.

    Res Publica Americana|8.1.11 @ 7:56PM
    Charge them with terrorism. And then send them to a secret prison in Somalia. And then hang them.

    The Right Attitude|7.29.11 @ 8:20AM
    Whenever I open a paper and a cop somewhere has been shot, I cheer inside.
    When stuff happens like that shooting in Washington where a bunch of cops bought it at once, I cheer OUT LOUD. Golf claps for the shooter all around.

    varados|8.1.11 @ 5:21PM
    In a different age, and in a different part of the world, the individual policemen, their wives, children and assorted relatives would have been hacked to death, dismembered, and dragged to a promontory by this man’s family, where wolves and vultures would have performed a clean up. What a shame we don’t live in that age.

    Cheeseburger|8.1.11 @ 5:55PM
    Public hanging would be a good option. Then leave the bodies for the crows with a sign saying “New Professionalism”

    Anon|8.1.11 @ 11:06PM
    Can anyone get us the names and addresses (or just names, we can get the addresses ourselves) of these murderers? I think there are some people that would like to meet these upstanding members of society.

    m’Artagnan|8.1.11 @ 8:57PM
    I hope that upon conviction they too are beaten within inches of death.

    Todd Junker|8.2.11 @ 9:49AM
    Execute these thug pig cops NOW. Any police personnel or politician public servant whom betrays the sacred trust of We The People should be executed on national television with extreme prejudice.

    Restoras|8.2.11 @ 11:01AM
    This is an unbeleivable, unacceptable, inhuman outrage. The cops that did this went so far beyond the pale that their is no difference between them and any SS camp guard or einsatzgruppe. Eye for an eye – they should be beaten to death with their own flashlights.

    Matrix|8.4.11 @ 4:05PM
    The prosecutor needs to be tarred and feathered… preferably with boiling tar.

    Res Publica Americana|8.4.11 @ 4:11PM
    The primary beater in Kelly Thomas’ murder gets molten steel poured down his throat. Set a few examples.

    Phlogistan|8.4.11 @ 4:28PM
    Taze them till the polyester melts..

    1. Thanks for this!

      Those were some good times.

      These are just the thing to have a nice little smile or two while enjoying a Chinese food lunch.

    2. Although this seems more like a “Best of one week in late July / early August” than a true Best of 2011 list.

  26. A recent news story on home schooling had an opponent who defended public schools as where “we learn to become citizens”. That’s code, right ? I took it to mean, we don’t want any kids deviating from the party line.

    Where else are kids supposed to learn about “natural monopolies” and the “tragedy” of America’s misguided refusal to join the League of Nations?

  27. Spotted on Reason’s little advertisement box, From Around the Web:

    8 Examples of “Black Privilege” (MadameNoire)

  28. Bootlicker troll haz a sad.

    1. Is your commentary a kind of do-it-yourself anger-management therapy?
      Performance art?
      What?

  29. Whoa, Krugabe just committed heresy!

    Taxes must be levied to pay the interest, and you don’t have to be a right-wing ideologue to concede that taxes impose some cost on the economy[.]

    From reading his prior columns, I had assumed that higher taxes do nothing but promote economic progress.

  30. What happens when you cover up a hit & run crash for a fellow officer, make false sworn statements (felony) and falsify police reports?

    Well, if you’re a cop, you get demoted after you get your 6 months of back pay. No word what happens to “civilians” who intentionally mislead investigators and actively cover up crimes.

  31. On the “yeah, right” side of the ledger for the New Year comes this little gem.

    Because it’s customary to not charge someone at the scene when they break into someone’s house and assault them, while in a drunken rage.

    FTA: “The State Police are very concerned about allegations such as these, and we’ve taken administrative action where we’ve suspended Trooper Miller,” state police Troop D Capt. Frank Coots said Sunday. “We will conduct an internal investigation to determine if any State Police rules or regulations have been violated, and we will ensure that the State Police cooperate with the Utica Police Department in their criminal investigation.”

    No double-standard. Nope, none at all.


  32. The policeman isn’t there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.

  33. “I’m a cop, so I’m gonna arrest and falsely imprison you multiple times, make false official statements and falsify police reports (all felonies, btw) because the most that will happen to me is I will get hit with a civil suit that taxpayers will foot the bill for.

    For added pleasure, the internal investigation turned up perjury, for which he was obviously not charged. FTA: As part of the settlement of the federal lawsuit, Bonzo admitted to violating Wooldridge’s rights. Bonzo resigned from the police department in 2007 after an internal police investigation concluded that he lied during a court hearing about having a relationship with the victim.

    And for added, added pleasure, the guy’s name is Michael Delbert Bonzo.

    But according to a certain poster on here, cops are held to the same, nay higher standards than the rest of us.

  34. “18 different law enforcement agencies present”

    Eighteen?? So maybe

    1. city police
    2. county sheriff
    3. state police

    and then who else?

    1. FBI, ATF, Interior Dept, USBP (choppers) for starters probably.

      1. Maybe FBI, although I don’t see how there was a federal issue.

        BATFE?

        Border Patrol in Northern California?

  35. Yanna is a 22 year old ballerina with all the grace and beauty of an artist born for the stage.

    SHE CURRENTLY stars as the lead dancer of the musical ‘Cats’ in her home land of the Czech Republic and lives in a dancer’s community with two other performers. It is no big surprise that her favorite body part is her legs which she of course shows off with a great deal of enthusiasm.

    Petter met up with Yanna in the city of Prague where they shot a nice collection of ballerina images. He was instantly drawn to her physical grace and hard working attitude. Yanna is very proud of her trained body and rightly so. She is indeed a natural beauty and takes to modeling with the same confidence she brings to the stage.

    Confident and sexy in all the right ways, Yanna is the kind of woman many of us only get to dream about.

    http://www.hegre-art.com/models#action=show&id=90

    1. Rosanna is a confident ballerina who can show off her dance moves to best effect on a reinforced-concrete floor.

      But don’t try to pick her up. There’s only man who can sweep *her* off her feet and he’s a forklift operator.

      Treat her with respect, and she won’t suddenly roll over and squash you flat like a pancake. Speaking of pancakes, I need to fix her another snack.

      1. Where can I contact her, Hegre art wants to recruit her.

        1. Open your arms wide and catch her. Your successor can then recruit her.

    2. I’ve always fantasized about being with a chick that flexible, but this one is just too damn skinny.

  36. Apparently, in Tennessee anyway, it’s legal for the police to enter your house without a warrant or permission, beat you and then charge you with stand-alone resisting arrest. You will, of course, face civil penalties that the taxpayers will be responsible for.

  37. “18 different law enforcement agencies present”

    I suspect that includes several individual local police and sheriff’s departments.

    1. Possibly…

  38. Apparently, in Tennessee anyway, it’s legal for the police to enter your house without a warrant or permission, beat you and then charge you with stand-alone resisting arrest.

    Why the hell wouldn’t it be?

    They’re PROFESSIONALS.

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    Coverham Abbey.Coverham Abbey, North Yorkshire, England was a Premonstratensian monastery originally founded at Swainby in 1190 by Helewisia, daughter of the Lord Chief Justice Ranulf de Glanville. It was refounded at Coverham in about 1212 by her son Ranulf fitzRalph, who had the body of his late mother reinterred in the chapter house at Coverham.

    There is some evidence that the during the first half of the 14th century the abbey and its holdings were attacked by the Scots, with the abbey itself being virtually destroyed. Later in the that century there is a record of there being fifteen canons plus the abbot in residence.

    [edit] Dissolution and beyondThe abbey was closed in 1536 – Thomas Wraye, father of Sir Christopher Wray (Chief Justice of the King’s Bench 1574-1592) was the last Seneschal of the Abbey. It was sold to Humphrey Orme and quickly became a ruin.

    The principal surviving remains include the ruins of the church, and the guesthouse which was incorporated into a house built on the site in 1674. This was replaced in the late 18th century by the current building known as Coverham Abbey House but still retains the surviving monastic features. The original gatehouse partially survives and there are many sculptural remains preserved including several tomb covers some with effigies of knights, from the 14th century.

    The site is usually inaccessible to the public but can be glimpsed from the churchyard of Coverham’s redundant medieval parish church.

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    Coordinates: 54?16?24?N 1?50?19?W? / ?54.2732?N 1.8387?W? / 54.2732; -1.8387
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    Riley HolzapfelFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Riley Holzapfel
    Born August 18, 1988 (1988-08-18) (age 23)
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
    Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
    Position Centre
    Shoots Left
    NHL team (P)
    Cur. team Winnipeg Jets
    Chicago Wolves (AHL)
    NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2006
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Playing career 2008?present
    Riley Holzapfel (born August 18, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is a prospect in the Winnipeg Jets’s organization.

    Holzapfel played major junior hockey for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, chosen 43rd overall. On September 6, 2007, Riley signed a three-year entry level contract with the Thrashers.[1]

    Contents [hide]
    1 Career statistics
    1.1 Regular season and playoffs
    1.2 International
    2 References
    3 External links

    [edit] Career statistics[edit] Regular season and playoffs Regular season Playoffs
    Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
    2004?05 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 63 15 13 28 32 5 1 2 3 8
    2005?06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 64 19 38 57 46 22 7 9 16 20
    2006?07 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 39 43 82 94 ? ? ? ? ?
    2007?08 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 49 18 23 41 43 6 3 5 8 12
    2007?08 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 0 0 0 ? ? ? ? ?
    2008?09 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 13 19 32 38 ? ? ? ? ?
    2009?10 Chicago Wolves AHL 60 7 16 23 30 14 0 3 3 6
    2010?11 Chicago Wolves AHL 68 12 15 27 20 ? ? ? ? ?
    AHL totals 202 32 50 82 88 14 0 3 3 6
    Medal record
    Competitor for Canada
    Ice hockey
    World Junior Championships
    Gold 2008 Pardubice
    [edit] InternationalYear Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
    2008 Canada WJC 7 0 0 0 8
    Junior int’l totals 7 0 0 0 8
    [edit] References^ “Thrashers sign 2006 second round draft selection Riley Holzapfel”. Atlanta Thrashers. 2007-09-06. http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=434121. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
    [edit] External linksRiley Holzapfel’s career stats at Eliteprospects.com
    Riley Holzapfel’s career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
    Persondata
    Name Holzpafel, Riley
    Alternative names
    Short description Canadian ice hockey player
    Date of birth August 18, 1988
    Place of birth Regina, Saskatchewan
    Date of death
    Place of death

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    Riley HolzapfelFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Riley Holzapfel
    Born August 18, 1988 (1988-08-18) (age 23)
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
    Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
    Position Centre
    Shoots Left
    NHL team (P)
    Cur. team Winnipeg Jets
    Chicago Wolves (AHL)
    NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2006
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Playing career 2008?present
    Riley Holzapfel (born August 18, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is a prospect in the Winnipeg Jets’s organization.

    Holzapfel played major junior hockey for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, chosen 43rd overall. On September 6, 2007, Riley signed a three-year entry level contract with the Thrashers.[1]

    Contents [hide]
    1 Career statistics
    1.1 Regular season and playoffs
    1.2 International
    2 References
    3 External links

    [edit] Career statistics[edit] Regular season and playoffs Regular season Playoffs
    Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
    2004?05 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 63 15 13 28 32 5 1 2 3 8
    2005?06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 64 19 38 57 46 22 7 9 16 20
    2006?07 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 39 43 82 94 ? ? ? ? ?
    2007?08 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 49 18 23 41 43 6 3 5 8 12
    2007?08 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 0 0 0 ? ? ? ? ?
    2008?09 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 13 19 32 38 ? ? ? ? ?
    2009?10 Chicago Wolves AHL 60 7 16 23 30 14 0 3 3 6
    2010?11 Chicago Wolves AHL 68 12 15 27 20 ? ? ? ? ?
    AHL totals 202 32 50 82 88 14 0 3 3 6
    Medal record
    Competitor for Canada
    Ice hockey
    World Junior Championships
    Gold 2008 Pardubice
    [edit] InternationalYear Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
    2008 Canada WJC 7 0 0 0 8
    Junior int’l totals 7 0 0 0 8
    [edit] References^ “Thrashers sign 2006 second round draft selection Riley Holzapfel”. Atlanta Thrashers. 2007-09-06. http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=434121. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
    [edit] External linksRiley Holzapfel’s career stats at Eliteprospects.com
    Riley Holzapfel’s career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
    Persondata
    Name Holzpafel, Riley
    Alternative names
    Short description Canadian ice hockey player
    Date of birth August 18, 1988
    Place of birth Regina, Saskatchewan
    Date of death
    Place of death

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    Bermuda Association Bermuda Football Association
    Confederation CONCACAF
    FIFA code BER
    FIFA ranking 123
    Highest FIFA ranking 92 (December 2009)
    Lowest FIFA ranking 129 (March 2007)

    Home colours
    Away colours

    The Bermuda women’s national football team is the national women’s football team of Bermuda and is overseen by the Bermuda Football Association.

    [edit] World Cup recordWorld Cup Finals
    Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
    1991 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    1995 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    1999 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    2003 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    2007 Did Not Qualify – – – – – – –
    2011 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    2015 To Be Determined – – – – – – –
    Total 0/6 – – – – – – –

    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
    [edit] CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup recordWomen’s Gold Cup
    Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
    1991 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    1993 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    1994 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    1998 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    2000 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    2002 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    2006 Did Not Qualify – – – – – – –
    2010 Did Not Enter – – – – – – –
    Total 0/8 – – – – – – –

    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
    [edit] ReferencesFIFA Team Profile
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    National teams Men National team ? Olympic (U-23) ? U-20 ? U-17

    Women National team ? Olympic (U-23) ? U-20 ? U-17

    League system Men Premier Division ? First Division ? Island Soccer League ? USL Second Division

    Domestic cups Men Bermuda FA Cup

    Awards Footballer of the Year ? Top scorers

    Lists All-time Table ? Champions ? Clubs ? International footballers ? Foreign players ? Venues

    Men’s clubs ? Women’s clubs ? Men’s players ? Women’s players ? Expatriate players ? Managers ? Referees ? Venues ? Seasons ? Records

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    Asia AFC ? Women’s Asian Cup

    Africa CAF ? Women’s Championship

    North America,
    Central America
    and Caribbean CONCACAF ? Women’s Gold Cup

    South America CONMEBOL ? Sudamericano Femenino

    Oceania OFC ? Women’s Championship

    Europe UEFA ? Women’s Championship

    Non-FIFA NF-Board ? Women’s Viva World Cup

    Games All-Africa Games ? Asian Games ? Pan American Games ? Pacific Games ? Southeast Asian Games

    See also International men’s football.

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    National women’s association football teams of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)

    North America Canada ? Mexico ? United States

    Central America Belize ? Costa Rica ? El Salvador ? Guatemala ? Honduras ? Nicaragua ? Panama

    Caribbean Anguilla ? Antigua and Barbuda ? Aruba ? Bahamas ? Barbados ? Bermuda1 ? British Virgin Islands ? Cayman Islands ? Cuba ? Cura?ao ? Dominica ? Dominican Republic ? French Guiana2 3 ? Grenada ? Guadeloupe3 ? Guyana2 ? Haiti ? Jamaica ? Martinique3 ? Montserrat ? Puerto Rico ? Saint Kitts and Nevis ? Saint Lucia ? Saint-Martin3 ? Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ? Sint Maarten3 ? Suriname2 ? Trinidad and Tobago ? Turks and Caicos Islands ? U.S. Virgin Islands

    1: North American member but affiliated to CFU. ? 2: South American member but affiliated to CONCACAF and to CFU. ? 3:Full CONCACAF member, but not affiliated to FIFA.

    This football article about a national team is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v ? d ? e

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    Echinasteridae

    Echinaster sepositus
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Echinodermata
    Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
    Class: Asteroidea
    Order: Spinulosida
    Suborder: Leptognathina
    Family: Echinasteridae
    Verrill, 1867
    Genera
    See text.

    Echinasteridae is a family of sea stars in the order Spinulosida.

    [edit] GeneraEchinaster M?ller and Troschel, 1840
    Henricia Gray, 1840
    Odontohenricia Rowe and Albertson, 1988
    Poraniopsis Perrier, 1891
    Stegnaster Sladen, 1889
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    The New Venice School is a movement in contemporary music in Venice from the 1970s to the present, made up of composers directly influenced from teachings at the Venice Conservatory (Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello) of the distinguished composer and pedagogue Baron Ernesto Rubin de Cervin (Albrizzi) (born 1936), who studied under Luigi Dallapiccola in Florence and Goffredo Petrassi in Rome. His many students include the composer and conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946?2001); the composer and teacher Marino Baratello (born 1953); the composer Claudio Ambrosini (born 1948); and the Amsterdam-based, English composer Geoffrey King (born 1949). Although not directly influenced by the legacy of Rubin de Cervin and the above-listed lineage, other Venetian composers were influential in the development of new music in Venice, namely Bruno Maderna (1920?1973) and Luigi Nono (1924?1990).

    [edit] StyleThere is no specific musical style that characterizes the music of the New Venice movement: their musics are varied and include influences from serialism (e.g., the music of Rubin de Cervin and his disciple, Sinopoli); and musical elements from jazz are evident (e.g. the music of Baratello) with a strong emphasis on modern polyphony. Certainly, their influences include the indigenous history of Venetian music, including the influence of Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School; and experimental serial and post-serial[vague] developments at Darmstadt, specifically the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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    Country Cyprus
    Alfa TV is a premium television service available in Cyprus, that broadcasts Sports and children’s programming as well as the odd film. It is owned by Alfa TV Ltd. and it launched in 1998. Alfa TV is one of only 2 pay-TV services in Cyprus, the other being Lumiere TV with whom Alfa TV has a programming agreement.

    It broadcasts over the air, together with Lumiere TV, in several platforms, like CytaVision, with an extra fee. Repeaters have been set up across the country that enable more than 80% of the population to receive these services. Alfa TV was available on the NOVA Cyprus platform but due to a financial dispute with the provider, the channel was removed and signed on with rival Athina Sat. It is also available through IPTV providers CytaVision & PrimeTel.

    As of March 3, 2008, Alfa TV is once again available through NOVA Cyprus following a new agreement that was signed between the two companies. The channel is no longer available through Athina Sat, which has ceased operations.[1]

    Finally the channel is expected during the summer 2011 to get renamed to STAR Channel. The owner and former member of the parliament Sokratis Chasikos hired the former head manager of ANT1 Cyprus Giorgos Tsalakos as a head manager. The contract with LTV ends on May and will not be renewed.

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    1 Programming
    1.1 Sports
    1.2 Children’s
    1.3 Other
    2 References
    3 External links

    [edit] Programming[edit] SportsAlfa TV features the best Sports programming from Cyprus and around the world as well as the finest Children’s entertainment. Sports coverage includes live action from the following leagues and events:

    NBA
    WNBA
    UEFA Champions League
    UEFA Cup
    WWE Bottom Line
    World Rally Championship
    NASCAR
    CART
    In addition Alfa TV has extensive coverage of championship football including matches from the following leagues: Greek Super League, English Premiership, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and Portuguese SuperLiga. Alfa TV also has coverage of other events such as horse racing, tennis, boxing, bowling, billiards, rodeo, golf and extreme sports.

    [edit] Children’sAlfa TV broadcasts top-rated children’s programming from around the world and all programs do not feature any violence. Current shows on Alfa TV include:

    All Grown Up!
    As Told by Ginger
    Blue’s Clues
    CatDog
    ChalkZone
    Danny Phantom
    Dora the Explorer
    Drake and Josh
    Eureeka’s Castle
    Hey Arnold!
    Justice League
    Kenan & Kel
    Legends of the Hidden Temple
    Little Bill
    My Life as a Teenage Robot
    Rocket Power
    Rocko’s Modern Life
    Rugrats
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
    The Angry Beavers
    The Brothers Garcia
    The Daffy Duck Show
    The Jetsons
    The Wild Thornberrys
    Unfabulous
    Yakkity Yak
    [edit] OtherIn addition to the programming mentioned above, Alfa TV also airs several original programs of its own that air throughout the week.

    Deltio Eidiseon – Daily newscasts at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm featuring all the top stories from Cyprus, Greece and the rest of the world
    ?ikonomia – Business program that deals with the top economic issues, airs Mondays at 7:10pm
    ?pi Skinis – Current affairs program that discusses the key issues affecting society, airs Tuesdays at 7:10pm
    ?era Para Mera – Talkshow that deals with various topics of discussion from politics to culture to current affairs, airs Wednesday and Friday at 7:10pm
    [edit] References^ ??????? Online
    [edit] External linksOfficial Site (Greek)
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    The tomb of Frederick the GreatThe Tomb of Frederick the Great was a subject to which Old Fritz, as he was popularly known, gave a great deal of thought. Frederick the Great died on August 17, 1786 in the armchair of his study in Sanssouci. He wished to be buried in a tomb next to his “Weinbergh?uschen” and next to his favourite dogs.

    In his 46-year reign, Frederick frequently concerned himself with his own death. Besides his political testament of 1752, which he re-elaborated before almost every battle, he made new orders before every war, in which he regulated the smallest details of all his familiars and finances. Just as frequent were his repetitions of the instructions for his funeral:

    I have lived as a philosopher and wish to be buried as such, without circumstance, without solemn pomp, without splendour. I want to be neither opened nor embalmed. Bury me in Sanssouci at the level of the terraces in a tomb which I have had prepared for myself… Should I die in time of war or whilst on a journey, I should be buried in the first convenient place and brought to Sanssouci in the winter). (1769)

    His nephew and successor Frederick William II did not obey these instructions and ordered him to be buried in the Potsdam garrison church (destroyed in 1945) next to his father, the soldier-king Frederick William I.[1]

    However, the church grave was not the final resting place of the Prussian Kings. Almost 160 years later, in the turmoil of World War II, German soldiers took the coffins to safety in an attempt to save them from possible destruction. In March 1943 they were taken into an underground bunker in Potsdam-Eiche and then in March 1945 to the salt mine at Bernterode in Eichsfeld (Th?ringen). From there they were carried off after the war by soldiers of the U.S. Army to Marburg (Hesse). The coffins stayed in the Marburg Elisabeth Church until their transfer to Burg Hohenzollern at Hechingen (Baden-W?rttemberg) in August 1952.

    After the reunification of Germany the final wish of Frederick the Great was fulfilled. On August 17, 1991, the 205th anniversary of his death, the sarcophagus with the mortal remains of the King was laid out in the forecourt of Sanssouci palace, escorted by an honour guard of the Bundeswehr. The burial took place that night in the tomb Frederick had planned for the purpose since 1744 on the highest terrace of vineyards. “Quand je serai l?, je serai sans souci” (Once I am there, I shall be carefree) Frederick the Great said in 1744[2].

    His soldier-king father found his final resting place in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Mausoleum at the Church of Peace in Sanssouci Park.

    [edit] References^ James, Barry: 200 Years Later, Frederick the Great Still Makes Trouble, International Herald Tribune, August 15 1991[dead link]
    ^ Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Filmreihe: Sch?tze der Welt ? Erbe der Menschheit, p. 11 (German, PDF)

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    Alfa TVFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Alfa TV
    Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
    Country Cyprus
    Alfa TV is a premium television service available in Cyprus, that broadcasts Sports and children’s programming as well as the odd film. It is owned by Alfa TV Ltd. and it launched in 1998. Alfa TV is one of only 2 pay-TV services in Cyprus, the other being Lumiere TV with whom Alfa TV has a programming agreement.

    It broadcasts over the air, together with Lumiere TV, in several platforms, like CytaVision, with an extra fee. Repeaters have been set up across the country that enable more than 80% of the population to receive these services. Alfa TV was available on the NOVA Cyprus platform but due to a financial dispute with the provider, the channel was removed and signed on with rival Athina Sat. It is also available through IPTV providers CytaVision & PrimeTel.

    As of March 3, 2008, Alfa TV is once again available through NOVA Cyprus following a new agreement that was signed between the two companies. The channel is no longer available through Athina Sat, which has ceased operations.[1]

    Finally the channel is expected during the summer 2011 to get renamed to STAR Channel. The owner and former member of the parliament Sokratis Chasikos hired the former head manager of ANT1 Cyprus Giorgos Tsalakos as a head manager. The contract with LTV ends on May and will not be renewed.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Programming
    1.1 Sports
    1.2 Children’s
    1.3 Other
    2 References
    3 External links

    [edit] Programming[edit] SportsAlfa TV features the best Sports programming from Cyprus and around the world as well as the finest Children’s entertainment. Sports coverage includes live action from the following leagues and events:

    NBA
    WNBA
    UEFA Champions League
    UEFA Cup
    WWE Bottom Line
    World Rally Championship
    NASCAR
    CART
    In addition Alfa TV has extensive coverage of championship football including matches from the following leagues: Greek Super League, English Premiership, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and Portuguese SuperLiga. Alfa TV also has coverage of other events such as horse racing, tennis, boxing, bowling, billiards, rodeo, golf and extreme sports.

    [edit] Children’sAlfa TV broadcasts top-rated children’s programming from around the world and all programs do not feature any violence. Current shows on Alfa TV include:

    All Grown Up!
    As Told by Ginger
    Blue’s Clues
    CatDog
    ChalkZone
    Danny Phantom
    Dora the Explorer
    Drake and Josh
    Eureeka’s Castle
    Hey Arnold!
    Justice League
    Kenan & Kel
    Legends of the Hidden Temple
    Little Bill
    My Life as a Teenage Robot
    Rocket Power
    Rocko’s Modern Life
    Rugrats
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
    The Angry Beavers
    The Brothers Garcia
    The Daffy Duck Show
    The Jetsons
    The Wild Thornberrys
    Unfabulous
    Yakkity Yak
    [edit] OtherIn addition to the programming mentioned above, Alfa TV also airs several original programs of its own that air throughout the week.

    Deltio Eidiseon – Daily newscasts at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm featuring all the top stories from Cyprus, Greece and the rest of the world
    ?ikonomia – Business program that deals with the top economic issues, airs Mondays at 7:10pm
    ?pi Skinis – Current affairs program that discusses the key issues affecting society, airs Tuesdays at 7:10pm
    ?era Para Mera – Talkshow that deals with various topics of discussion from politics to culture to current affairs, airs Wednesday and Friday at 7:10pm
    [edit] References^ ??????? Online
    [edit] External linksOfficial Site (Greek)
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    Pat BarringtonFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Pat Barrington
    Born 1941
    Other names Pat Barringer, Camille Grant, Vivian Gregg
    Years active 1965 – 1969
    Pat Barrington (born 1941) is a dancer and actress who appeared in The Agony of Love (1966, Harry Novak) and Mondo Topless (1966, Russ Meyer).

    [edit] FilmographyYear Title Role Notes
    1969 Shannon’s Women
    Sisters in Leather
    Hedonistic Pleasures as self
    1968 The Satanist
    The Acid Eaters Chickie
    Mantis in Lace Cathy
    1967 The Girl with the Hungry Eyes
    1966 Mondo Topless as self
    The Agony of Love Barbara Thomas
    All the Way Down Cindy
    Psychedelica Sexualis Belly Dancer
    1965 Orgy of the Dead Shirley/Gold Girl
    [edit] External linksPat Barrington at the Internet Movie Database
    Pat Barrington at Yahoo! Movies
    Persondata
    Name Barrington, Pat
    Alternative names
    Short description American actor
    Date of birth 1941
    Place of birth
    Date of death
    Place of death

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    Findley’s MyotisFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Findley’s Myotis
    Conservation status

    Endangered (IUCN 2.3)
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Chiroptera
    Family: Vespertilionidae
    Genus: Myotis
    Species: M. findleyi
    Binomial name
    Myotis findleyi
    Bogan, 1978
    Findley’s Myotis (Myotis findleyi) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family. It is found only on the Tres Mar?as Islands off the west coast of Mexico.

    [edit] SourceArroyo-Cabrales, J. & Ticul Alvarez Castaneda, S. (2008). “Myotis findleyi”. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/app…..ils/14159. Retrieved 06 Sept. 2010.

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    Mondo ToplessFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    For the band, see Mondo Topless (band).
    This article does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2008)
    Mondo Topless

    Poster to Mondo Topless
    Directed by Russ Meyer
    Produced by Eve Meyer
    Russ Meyer
    Narrated by John Furlong
    Starring Babette Bardot
    Pat Barrington
    Darlene Gray
    Music by The Aladdins
    Cinematography Russ Meyer
    Editing by Russ Meyer
    Distributed by Eve Productions
    Release date(s) November 17, 1966
    Running time 60 minutes
    Country United States
    Language English
    Mondo Topless is a 1966 pseudo documentary directed by Russ Meyer, featuring Babette Bardot and Lorna Maitland among others. It was Meyer’s first color film following a string of black & white “roughie nudies”, including Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! While a straightforward sexploitation film, the film owes some debt to the French new wave and cin?ma v?rit? traditions, and is known to some under the titles: ‘Mondo Girls’ and ‘Mondo Top.’

    Its tagline: “Two Much For One Man…Russ Meyer’s Busty Buxotic Beauties … Titilating … Torrid … Untopable … Too Much For One Man!”

    The film was banned in Finland.

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    1 Plot
    2 Cast
    3 In popular culture
    4 Documentary traditions
    5 External links

    [edit] PlotThe film presents a snapshot of ’60s San Francisco before shifting its focus to strippers. The strippers’ lives are earnestly portrayed as they reveal the day-to-day realities of sex work, talk bra sizes, relate their preferences in men, all voiced over while dancing topless to a faux “rock” soundtrack. Throughout a large portion of the film, the narrator talks about the women as if they are a Sub-Genre of the Counter Culture Movement somewhat similar to the Beatnik or Hippie movements that were highly prevalent during the same era. The “Topless” movement as it is called by the narrator could also be perceived as an allegorical subsect of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s.

    [edit] CastBabette Bardot as Bouncy
    Pat Barrington as Herself (as Pat Barringer)
    Sin Lenee as Lucious
    Darlene Gray as Buxotic
    Diane Young as Yummy
    Darla Paris as Delicious
    Donna X as Xciting
    Veronique Gabriel as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Greta Thorwald as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Denice Duval as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Abundavita as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Heide Richter as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Gigi La Touche as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Yvette Le Grand as Herself (Europe in the Raw footage)
    Lorna Maitland as Herself (Lorna screentest footage)
    [edit] In popular cultureMondo Topless became the focus of a brief comedy bit on The Opie and Anthony Show on XM Radio in 2006. Since that time, the introduction to their morning radio show plays a clip of Meyer saying “But enough of this palaver! Let’s get the show on the road!”

    The Philadelphia, PA based garage-rock group Mondo Topless named themselves after the film.

    [edit] Documentary traditionsThe title Mondo Topless derives from the series of “mondo” films of the early 1960s. The first and most successful of these was Mondo Cane (A Dog’s World). The purpose of these films was to bypass censorship laws by presenting both sexual and graphically violent material in a documentary format.

    Mondo Topless shares some stylistic similarities with Jean-Luc Godard’s collaborative effort, Le plus vieux m?tier du monde (The Oldest Trade in the World). Mondo Topless, like most other Meyer films, drew much of its inspiration from the more relaxed European attitudes toward sex, and was followed by a host of imitators.

    [edit] External linksMondo Topless at the Internet Movie Database
    Mondo Topless at AllRovi
    [hide]v ? d ? e Films directed by Russ Meyer

    1950s The French Peep Show (1950, short) ? The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)

    1960s The Naked Camera (1961, short) ? Erotica (1961, short) ? Eve & The Handyman (1961) ? Wild Gals of the Naked West (1962) ? Europe In The Raw (1963, short) ? Heavenly Bodies! (1963, short) ? Skyscapers & Brassieres (1963, short) ? Fanny Hill (1964) ? Lorna (1964) ? Mudhoney (1965) ? Motorpsycho (1965) ? Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) ? Mondo Topless (1966, mockumentary) ? Common Law Cabin (1967) ? Good Morning and… Goodbye! (1967) ? Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (1968) ? Vixen! (1968) ? Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969)

    1970s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) ? The Seven Minutes (1971) ? Blacksnake (1972) ? Supervixens (1975) ? Up! (1976) ? Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)

    2000s Pandora Peaks (2001, mockumentary)

    other Who Killed Bambi? (1978, unfinished)

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    Mondo Topless (band)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Mondo Topless
    Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Genres Garage rock
    Years active 1992?2011
    Labels Get Hip Recordings
    Associated acts The Three 4 Tens, St. James & The Apostles, The Improbables
    Website mondotopless.com
    Notable instruments
    Vox Continental organ
    Mondo Topless were an American rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    2 Former members
    3 Discography
    4 References
    5 External links

    [edit] HistoryMondo Topless formed in 1992 in Philadelphia, and take their name from the 1966 film of the same name.[1] The group’s Stooges-inspired garage rock is distinguished by their use of a Vox Continental electric organ. Their debut single was the 1995 7″ release, “I Want You To” b/w “Real Gone Girl”, with their first full-length following the next year. They followed its release with touring across the United States for two years, until breaking to release their sophomore effort, 1998’s Get Ready for Action.[1] Go Fast!, the group’s third full-length, appeared in 2002.[2][3][4] Further touring around the U.S. followed the album’s release.[5] Take it Slow, was released in 2006, and features covers of songs by Paul Revere & the Raiders and Solomon Burke.[6][7][8] Their most recent LP, “Freaking Out”, is an all covers album, including interpretations of songs by Cream & Camper Van Beethoven among others. After nearly 20 years, leader Steinig retired the Mondo Topless name in early 2011 after the departures of Kris Alutius, Scott Rodgers, and Steve Thrash. The three of them now perform as The Mud Falcons.

    [edit] Former membersSam Steinig – vocals, organ, percussion (1992?2011)
    Rick Halter – guitar (1992?1994)
    Craig Surgent – guitar (1994?1995)
    Vince Friel – guitar (1995?1999)
    Kris Alutius – guitar, vocals (1999?2011)
    Bob Dicks – bass (1992)
    Juliette Watts – bass (1992?1995)
    Jamie Mahon – bass (1995?1996)
    Scott Parker – bass (1996)
    Scott Rodgers – bass, vocals (1996?1999, 2004?2011)
    John Loxterman – bass (1999?2004)
    Eddie Beinlich – drums (1992?1993)
    Tom Connors – drums (1993?2007)
    Alex Beisker – drums (2007?2008)
    Steve Thrash – drums (2008?2011)
    [edit] DiscographyFifty Thousand Dollar Hand Job (360 Twist, 1996)
    Get Ready for Action (Dionysus Records, 1998)
    Go Fast! (Get Hip Recordings, 2002)
    Take it Slow (Get Hip Recordings, 2006)
    Freaking Out (Get Hip Recordings, 2010)
    [edit] References^ a b Mondo Topless at Allmusic
    ^ Review of Go Fast!. Exclaim!, July 2003. Accessed January 26, 2008.
    ^ Review of Go Fast!. In Music We Trust. Accessed January 26, 2008.
    ^ Review of Go Fast!. Pop Matters, May 23, 2003. Accessed January 26, 2008.
    ^ Mondo Topless with The Gentlemen Callers and Tomorrow’s Caveman. Riverfront Times (St. Louis, Missouri), November 19, 2003. Accessed January 26, 2008.
    ^ Review of Take it Slow. Allmusic.
    ^ Mondo Topless. Philadelphia Weekly, June 7, 2006. Accessed January 26, 2008.
    ^ Review of Take it Slow. Tucson Weekly, August 17, 2006. Accessed January 26, 2008.
    [edit] External linksOfficial Website
    Official Myspace
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        PromiseFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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        For other uses, see Promise (disambiguation).
        A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something.

        In the law of contract, an exchange of promises is usually held to be legally enforceable, according to the Latin maxim pacta sunt servanda.

        Contents [hide]
        1 Types
        2 Examples
        3 Conditional commitment
        4 Religion
        4.1 Christianity
        4.2 Islam
        5 Philosophy
        6 See also
        7 References
        8 Notes
        9 External links

        [edit] TypesBoth an oath and an affirmation can be a promise. One special kind of promise is the vow.

        A notable type of promise is an election promise.

        In contract law, a promise is a manifestation of intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way.[1] It is so made as to justify a promisee in understanding that a commitment has been made. The person manifesting the intention is the promiser. The person to whom the manifestation is addressed is the promisee. Where performance of the promise is assumed to benefit a person other than the promisee, that person is a beneficiary. But in contract law, the word promise is commonly used to refer to promises which result in the promiser’s word justifying expectations of performance from which a legal duty will arise in term of results. For instance, A orally agrees to sell land to B. This is an offer. B agrees to buy the land and pays $1000 to A. This is an acceptance of the offer. If the land did not legally belong to A, his is a fraud and B is legally expected to recover his $1000 By virtue of this indirect recognition of the duty to convey promise accurately, the agreement is a contract.If the promise is obviously misunderstood, the contract is void. Some say that the contract is a promise for a promise.

        Oath: Individuals that take oaths should be honest and sincere about their statement or goal and be committed to fulfil a specified oath.[2]

        [edit] ExamplesMy friend promised me she would be there for my birthday.

        My friend promised to do as I say.

        My stepfather promised not to be cruel to me. -Cinderella

        [edit] Conditional commitmentIn loan guarantees, a commitment requires to meet an equity commitment, as well as other conditions, before the loan guarantee is closed.

        [edit] ReligionReligions have similar attitudes towards promises.

        [edit] ChristianityMain article: Oath
        In Christianity, a distinction is made between simple promises and oaths or vows. An oath is a promise invoking God as a witness.[3] A vow is a solemn form of a promise typically made to commit oneself to a moral good with God as witness, and binds oneself to its fulfillment over time.[4]

        Some groups of Christians, such as the Religious Society of Friends and the Mennonites, object to the taking of both oaths and affirmations, basing their objections upon a commandment given in the Sermon on the Mount, and regard all promises to be witnessed by God.

        See also biblical covenants and biblical alliance.

        [edit] IslamIn An-Nahl, god forbids Muslims to break their promises after they have confirmed them. All promises are regarded as having Allah as their witness and guarantor. In the Hadith, the Prophet states that a Muslim who made a promise and then saw a better thing to do, should do the better thing and then make an act of atonement for breaking the promise.[citation needed]. It is frowned upon/forbidden to break a promise in Islam. However when someone does break a promise, they are required to beg for forgiveness. One of the many ways of doing so is fasting for a prescribed amount of time. One of the four types of promises that are punished quickly is when you want to harm a relationship when the other person wants to keep it .[5]

        [edit] PhilosophyPhilosophers have tried to establish rules for promises. Immanual Kant suggesed promises should always be kept, while some consequentialists argue that promises should be broken whenever doing so would yield benefits. In How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time, Iain King tried to reconcile these positions, suggesting that promises should be kept ‘unless they are worth less to others than a new option is to you,’ [6] and that this requires a relevant, unforeseen and reasonably unforeseeable change in the situation more important than the promise itself arising after the promise is made.[7]

        [edit] See alsoContract law
        Asmachta
        Documentality
        [edit] ReferencesPlato, The Republic (ca 370 BC) Book I, 33IB
        Cicero, De Officiis (ca 20 BC) I, C. IO, III, cc. 24-25
        Decretales of Gregory IX lib. II, tit. 26, C. 27, canon law did not enforce all promises
        Reinach, The Apriorischen Grundlagen des B?rgerlichen Rechtes (1922) ?? 2-4, that all rational societies need to have some way of making promises binding
        [edit] Notes^ Hogg, Martin (2011). Promises and Contract Law. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1?57. ISBN 978-0521193382.
        ^ Buetow SA, Adams P (March 2010). “Oath-taking: a divine prescription for health-related behaviour change?”. Medical Hypotheses 74 (3): 422?7. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2009.06.035. PMID 20056339. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com…..S0306-9877(09)00466-6. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
        ^ Bunson, Matthew (2010). Catholic Almanac 2010. Our Sunday Visitor. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-59276-614-7.
        ^ Bunson, op. cit. p.160
        ^ “Greater Sins.” Al-Islam.org by the Ahlul Bayt DILP – Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2011.

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  55. I just realized this was written in 2002. I wonder what the gun crime rate is now. Any government that tells you that you have no right to self defense is not looking after your best interest. Self defense is the most basic right anyone has. No government or police can protect you. I can’t believe you all allow this to continue. I keep a gun at home for self defense and have a license to carry it concealed any where I go. And I do. If I am attacked then at least I have a chance to stay alive. By the time the police arrive they can either arrange for my body to be picked up or take a statement from me. I choose the later. Britons let a right be taken from them and now it will be much harder to get it back. But you should try.
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