Saturday, August 7, 2010

Beer Warehouse Shooter long Complained of Racism

No amount of injustice justifies what this individual did. He is a cold blooded murderer. That's it. The media keeps playing up the racism angle. They are irresponsible in reporting this. What about all these people he murdered? Were they all involved in discriminating against the shooter? What is the message being here? That it's justifiable to murder a human being because you've suffered indignity? Those that fought and brought down Jim Crow didn't go around murdering whites. And why didn't he make a complaint about being discriminated against? Did his family urge him to complain to civil rights organizations.

Lebanon Bent on Building up army after Israel Clash

Israeli arrogance and aggressiveness is could lead to a world war. Their attitude of we-can-do-whatever-we-want-because-the-U.S.-will-back-us is a dangerous attitude that will lead to a major war in the Middle East. And American support for Israel during such a war would then lead another major power to support the other side. This could easily lead to miscalculation and thus escalation involving the major powers on different sides.

The Obama administration needs to start getting involved in this. He can't just try to stay cool and remain above the fray. That is not a solution. His preoccupation with domestic political matters leaves the world in a dangerous state. He better start demanding the Israelis stop with their poking everyone in the eye. They need us, not the other way around. Unfortunately this means taking on the powerful pro-Israel lobby. I'm not sure this President, like his predecessors, do not have the courage to stand up to them.

Two Lebanese soldiers, a Lebanese journalist and a senior Israeli officer were killed in a rare cross-border skirmish on Tuesday, the worst such violence since a 2006 war between Israel and Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas.

The clash -- in which Lebanon and Israel gave different accounts of what happened -- raised fears of wider conflict. Both countries have since worked to calm tension at the border.

Speaking in the southern Lebanese village of Adaisseh where the clash occurred, President Michel Suleiman said the cabinet would meet to ratify a three- or five-year plan to arm the military "so that it can protect the nation's dignity."

13-Year-Old Raises Money for School Art Supplies

Here is a lesson for those of means. Everyone and Anyone can make their community better. If a teenager can make a difference then so should those who are powerful, wealthy, and famous. And you don't need government to mandate such actions. If Americans are dying in Afghanistan for us, then we are obligated to make sacrifices for our neighbors. And you don't have to give up your life to do it:

"I wanted to spread the enjoyment of art," Tae Tae said. "And the homeless kids didn't really have the utilities to paint or express themselves through art," Tae Tae told CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella.

Tae Tae got the idea last year after her school cut art supplies from the budget. Tae Tae worried that kids who could not afford their own supplies would be left out. So she traded the brush for a pen and started writing letters to big companies asking for help. She wrote 50 letters in all, and heard back from 45.

Donations flooded in from some of the biggest art and office supply companies in the country.

Attack Kills U.S., Foreign Doctors on Medical Mission in Northern Afghanistan

This is why we shouldn't leave Afghanistan. The Taliban is made up of murderous thugs. They mustn't be allowed to return to power. That would endanger Pakistan and allowed the revival of al Qaeda. The Taliban should be brought up war crimes charges:

An attack on a caravan of American and European medical personnel in a remote area of northern Afghanistan has killed 10 people, officials said on Saturday.

Afghan officials said the group of doctors, traveling through northern provinces to provide medical care, were found shot to death and robbed of their belongings on Friday in Badakshan, a relatively peaceful mountain province which has nevertheless suffered from deteriorating security and a growing Taliban insurgency in recent years.