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there's always a lot of bitching about how democrats don't get the message out.

well, thousands marched in Raleigh this weekend. can you find it on the news?

i am so pissed. i am watching the local news while getting ready for work. someone got shot and killed due to road rage. no word on her religion. a storm is coming. dah de dah de dah

maybe democrats can stop blaming themselves and take the protests to the news stations. media is a HUGE part of the problem in this country and i for one am ready to stop whipping myself because of it.

with regard to the murders in Chapel Hill

to me it seems there is an elephant in the room that is being ignored because of the victims' religion. it's this: in this country we just reach for the gun. what a fucked up way to handle conflict resolution.
someone's in your parking spot? execute them
mad at your spouse? shoot 'em
loud music? shoot! KILL!
someone knocking on your door? pop that person!

I always think, if there hadn't been a gun...if there hadn't been a gun, all these people would still be alive. Who knows how many suicidal people would still be alive if it hadn't been so easy to die? how many loved ones who fell to a spouse or significant other who was just so pissed off right then and there was the gun and all it took was a squeeze of the trigger.

thanks to the NRA and the media's obsession with Muslims we cannot even seem to address this issue at all in connection with this terrible crime.

i checked out the killer's facebook page. he actually seemed fairly liberal, definitely pro lgbt equal rights, more or less equally disdainful of any and all religion. he also had a portrait of his gun on his wall.

it's this culture that needs to change. well a lot of things need to change. but it should not be that easy to solve a problem by shooting someone. it's sick. and it always, no exceptions, just makes things worse. george zimmerman might argue with me on that point but i'm sticking with it anyway.

we have a government that will not stop warmongering, and a populace so infatuated with guns that many seem to care more for their guns than they do for their families. how does this change?

Ukraine crisis: Leaders agree peace roadmap

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31435812

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on 15 February.

The deal also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line, but some issues remain to be settled.

The pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have signed the agreement. Thousands of people have died in almost a year of fighting in the region.

French President Francois Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would ask their European Union partners to support the deal at a summit later on Thursday.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31435812



more at the link.
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