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11731. wabbit - 7/2/2016 11:34:21 PM

RIP Elie Wiesel
Activist and writer Elie Wiesel, the World War Two death camp survivor who won a Nobel Peace Prize for becoming the life-long voice of millions of Holocaust victims, has died, Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said on Saturday.

Wiesel, a philosopher, speaker, playwright and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world, was 87...

11732. Ms. No - 7/3/2016 7:51:07 PM

The last project of the year for my Sophomores was a joint assignment between my class and their History class based around Wiesel's book Night/.

11733. Ms. No - 7/4/2016 7:57:59 PM

Just checking to see if I put away my toys.

11734. judithathome - 9/29/2016 5:21:33 PM

Horrific train crash in New Jersey...they're saying the train didn't slow down as it entered the terminal...no idea how many are dead but they are bringing ambulances in that can carry FORTY patients at a time....not good at all.

11735. Ms. No - 9/30/2016 1:54:23 AM

I woke up to a text from my mother letting me know that she was nowhere near the train crash ---- my folks just relocated to Hoboken in February.

11736. judithathome - 10/1/2016 12:22:36 AM

OMG...you must have been freaking out...

Sorry to hear your folks are so far away...we loved meeting them and interacting.

Does this mean you won't be coming back to Teaxas and our area? Would hate to hear that!

11737. Ms. No - 10/4/2016 4:44:56 AM

I won't be back to Texas to visit my folks, but I still have family there. I'm most likely to see you in Arkansas if I can get out to the gathering this year. I miss you guys!

11738. arkymalarky - 10/4/2016 4:45:44 AM

Smooches!!

11739. Ms. No - 10/4/2016 4:49:22 AM

Howdy! Oh my goodness I want to sit on the porch with you ladies.

11740. arkymalarky - 10/4/2016 4:57:45 AM

You don't have to wait till the Gathering the porch is ready year round!

11741. judithathome - 10/4/2016 9:43:02 PM

Hey...MsNo...anytime you come to Texas and want a ride to Arky's, just let us know...we are good to go anytime.

I may be blitzed on pain meds to get there but trust me, I can recover quickly!

11742. Ms. No - 10/8/2016 7:33:51 AM

I may ask for some of those pain meds next time around!:)

This summer is a big family gathering in Mazatlan for my folks 30th anniversary, Cory's sister's 50th birthday, and his brother Jim's 60th. I don't have the dates in front of me, but I think it's the 3rd week of June.

11743. arkymalarky - 10/8/2016 8:25:44 AM

How fun!

11744. Trillium - 10/28/2016 3:01:46 PM

Followup on Malheur Refuge occupation: The Bundys were acquitted (no update on the Hammonds who are of more interest). Back when the "Occupation" was happening I had a strong feeling that I was watching an odd political theater with paid actors. This impression is confirmed by a man who attended the trial and paid close attention.

"Finally the Justice Department stipulated (without naming any names) that at least nine occupiers were undercover informants; a number greater than the number of defendants on trial. (Heavily redacted documents in the hands of the defense suggest the number of informants was actually at least 15.)

"Significantly, the prosecution’s most damning evidence collapsed at the end of the trial when it was revealed that the man who ran a militia shooting range at the Malheur Refuge was himself an undercover agent. Through the hard work of defense lawyers, “John Killman” was identified as a paid (“reimbursed,” he said) informant who traveled to the occupation at the behest of the government in a beat-up pickup truck to lead the occupiers in combat “safety” training. “Killman” had even trained defendant Jeff Banta to stop cars and pull out their drivers at gunpoint."


Paid informants

Our tax dollars at work. Such bullshit. Public theater should be labelled as such

11745. arkymalarky - 10/28/2016 5:17:56 PM

Good to see you stand with the Standing Rock Sioux.

11746. Trillium - 10/31/2016 4:39:17 AM

???

Arky, are you suggesting that the Standing Rock situation involves a 2:1 ratio of US government informants to Sioux and other activists?

The East German Communists bankrupted their country by employing a ridiculous number of people to inform on fellow citizens. It's a very unhealthy and unproductive situation when governments engage in that type of behavior and I don't approve of it.

If you believe the Standing Rock situation is also seeded with paid informants, go ahead and explain, that would be interesting

11747. arkymalarky - 10/31/2016 5:02:37 AM

Whereas your predictability is very uninteresting.

11748. Ms. No - 10/31/2016 6:53:47 PM

Trillium,

I'm not sure that's such a great source. The article right before it extolls the virtues of a Trump presidency and why more intellectuals should support him. Then there's the sidebar link denying climate change and claiming that there's some not-so-secret cabal of university professors across the nation trying to undermine Libertarians.

The Oregon Times is reporting that there were as many as 15 confidential informants --- not the same thing as undercover agents.

11749. judithathome - 10/31/2016 11:18:20 PM

Oh har....thanks for THAT info, Ms No...now I won't need to look that site up!

11750. arkymalarky - 10/31/2016 11:48:18 PM

For anybody who hasn't figured it out yet, trillium provides us a little glimpse into the minds of the alt right. Too bad more people aren't getting such glimpses. Trump might not be as close as he is right now.

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