Monday, December 17, 2012


A man plays violin along Church Rd. in Newton.
Stephen Landman (Global Research)
US civilian gun ownership is the highest worldwide. Yemen ranks second. America doubles the Yemeni level.  Gun related violence follows. In America it’s endemic. In Chicago alone, gun-related deaths exceed one a day. More Chicagoans are shot and killed than US forces in Afghanistan by any means.  -- Gun violence in America
Rev. Jesse Jackson
What more "do we require?" before something is done to stop such events from occurring again. "We are the most violent nation on earth. We make the most guns and we shoot them, we make the most bullets and we fire them." -- FOX News
Rahm to Holder on guns
“Emanuel was furious. He slammed his desk and cursed the attorney general. Holder was only repeating a position Obama had expressed during the campaign, but that was before the White House needed the backing of pro-gun Democrats from red states for their domestic agenda. The chief of staff sent word to Justice that Holder needed to ‘shut the fuck up’ on guns…” -- ABC Political Punch Blog 
More Rahm 

Children in the Chicago public school system with an interest in nutrition will benefit from a million dollars in unspent NATO funds.
“I saw the kids that were planting there, garlic,” said Emanuel. “And they were planting garlic and they were doing it by how much distance do you need, how you put it outside, what is the best way to nurture it.”
The tour was interrupted by a small, but loud group of protesters, claiming this was a diversion from the bigger picture, that a budget deficit could force dozens of schools to close. -- CBS News

Father Michael Pfleger
"When are we gonna draw the line and say this proliferation of guns, and this sense of violence has become a norm of American culture?" --  Huff Post Chicago

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