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    The U.S. didn't help the perception when they used healthcare workers to disguise real work looking for Bin Laden.

    Posted in: Four polio vaccinators shot dead in Pakistan

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    Everybody now is giving their 2 cents, including the celebs known as radio show hosts.

    Posted in: Celebrities, sports stars weigh in on U.S. race protests

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    US policy of continuing to arm and train Sunni rebels against Assad

    It's a no-win situation for them. If they don't arm them, they'll arm themselves from whomever would give them arms, still making ISIS stronger.

    Posted in: Islamic State fighters battle Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery

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    Both sides need to give concessions. If either side thinks they can get a deal with no concessions, they're living in la-la land.

    Posted in: Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

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    America still has a long ways to go, but at least it's dealing with its issues.

    Other countries have longer ways to go, but what's worse is they're not dealing with them, hiding them instead of discussing them out in the open.

    Posted in: Russia throws human rights accusations back at U.S. with Ferguson unrest

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    Despite the many scenes of chaos, not all of Ferguson burned. Actually, it was mainly along 2 large streets.

    Also, not many cameras captured other areas of goodwill where Ferguson protestors actually protected businesses of strangers, standing between them and the looters, because that's not what the protests are about.

    Posted in: Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

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    Between Obama, the community organizer, and Hagel, the Vietnam War veteran, the wrong person was fired.

    One was elected. Tell the voters to fire him.

    Posted in: Pentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up

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    If Officer Wilson testified in front of the grand jury the way he conducted himself in that TV interview, he would had been an excellent testimonial witness. Clear and to the point - no wonder the jurors would be inclined to believe him.

    Too bad the prosecutor didn't challenge Wilson enough on possible areas of contention - for example, the moment in between Brown started running away and Wilson recovering from the altercation in the car (like why he didn't choose to wait for the backup he called for, or follow Brown to keep an eye on him but at a distance while waiting for backup, instead of engaging in a confrontation).

    It's just strange that a prosecutor trying to convince the grand jury to believe the DA's case was not pushing his case hard. Because a grand jury is purely the prosecutor's show - there's no defense attorney present to push back. Yet Officer Wilson was hardly cross-examined.

    Nevertheless, even if Officer Wilson was indicted for a court trial, looking at the released evidence and testimony documents, there's hardly any prosecuting lawyer who thinks there's a chance of a conviction. It's one thing to convince a grand jury for the low bar of probable cause to go to trial - it's another thing getting a trial jury to convict beyond a reasonable doubt. Any prosecutor would be taking a case to court because he/she thinks he/she can get a conviction beyond reasonable doubt, not merely going to trial (and wasting resources) just because there's probable cause.

    Posted in: Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen

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    Who is preventing national guard from deploying during the announcement of the verdict?

    The Missouri Governor was asked that question before, and he left that decision up to the DA. That must be some DA to have so much power. Stupid leadership.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

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    There are many impromptu marching protests in big US cities going on right now, and the police are letting them keep it peaceful. Police are even blocking vehicular traffic to let them march through the busy city streets.

    The problem in Ferguson last night was that the National Guard there was not deployed, like they are now today keeping peace. There was not enough security - the overwhelmed police pretty much just let the rioters do whatever they wanted mainly on 2 streets. There were much too few arrests for how many crimes committed. But now that the National Guard are there for reinforcement, things have quieted down significantly, conveniently keeping a DMZ buffer zone between them and the protestors marching peacefully.

    Posted in: For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force

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    While Viagra promotes vision loss - so HIV drugs and Viagra are anti-thesis! Ha!

    Posted in: Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss

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    To the surprise of the protestors in NYC and Chicago, the NYPD and Chicago police made way for them on the city streets, blocking vehicular traffic to let them pass through.

    What agency is going to relieve the Ferguson Police Department of their duties, and for how long?

    The National Guard has already been there.

    Posted in: Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

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    The protests are peaceful enough. Seems it's staying that way.

    Then again, the protest in Ferguson started out peaceful enough too, when everybody was just listening on the TVs, radios, and mobile devices as the grand jury result was being broadcasted and then pondered about. It wasn't till some time later when things broke down.

    Posted in: Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

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    China's planning a new military installation.

    That's fine. Build it on undisputed land.

    Posted in: Chinese island project in disputed waters justifiable: general

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    Some of the payers are allied countries like the Philippines

    Posted in: U.N.: Islamic State group got up to $45 mil in ransoms this year

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    In Afghanistan alone, 3 of 10.

    Is that who you were referring to in your comment?

    Not only but I'm not naive to think they don't exist around the world to think like some Afghans

    Posted in: Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills 50

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    because they had the sanctions on them relaxed

    No sanctions were relaxed due to no deal.

    Posted in: Iran nuclear talks stumble; extended until July

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    Still amazed at the process, regardless of the outcome. Not many places in the world where people could scrutinize each step of the process so transparently. Not Russia, not China, not even Japan. In China, people won't even get within eye-distance of the courthouse. And now, they'd be releasing the documents and evidence that were presented to the grand jury. Wow

    Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting

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    Who sympathizes with the Taliban?

    In Afghanistan alone, 3 of 10.

    Posted in: Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills 50

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    A series of unfortunate events:

    -- the toy gun's bright orange cap signifying it's a toy was taken off

    -- the dispatcher didn't tell the police the gun may or may not be real

    -- the boy did not follow the policeman's instruction when told to raise his hands but instead reached to his waistband apparently where the toy gun was located

    -- the cop had to assume the worst and shot

    Posted in: 12-year-old boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

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