John McGowan Presents former Alaskan Oil Pipeline chaplain Lindsey Williams. Mr. Williams shares the latest info on the upcoming bank holiday, the coming cashless society, the middle east wars and oil prices.
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American politicians and most social scientists definitionally exclude actions and policies of the United States and its allies” as terrorism.
It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it.Indeed, we have a long history of using bombs and violence as a way to scare the civilian populations into seeing things our way.
Since 9/11, many Americans have conflated terrorism with Muslims; and having done so, they’ve tolerated or supported counterterrorism policies safe in the presumption that people unlike them would bear their brunt. (If Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD sent officers beyond the boundaries of New York City to secretly spy on evangelical Christian students or Israeli students or students who own handguns the national backlash would be swift, brutal, and decisive. The revelation of secret spying on Muslim American students was mostly defended or ignored.)History shows that when people try to ignore terrorism done to others – pretending that it doesn’t effect them – they end up vulnerable, alone and exposed.
In the name of counterterrorism, many Americans have given their assent to indefinite detention, the criminalization of gifts to certain charities, the extrajudicial assassination of American citizens, and a sprawling, opaque homeland security bureaucracy; many have also advocated policies like torture or racial profiling that are not presently part of official anti-terror policy.
It ought to be self-evident that non-Muslims perpetrate terrorist attacks, and that a vanishingly small percentage of Muslims are terrorists, but those two truths aren’t widely appreciated in America. That doesn’t mean they won’t reassert themselves, for terrorist attacks have always been with us; the tactic has never been exclusive to a single ideology for very long; and the power the state marshals against one sort of terrorist is sure to be first to hand when another sort strikes.
Having flattened so many laws (and a good many innocents) in pursuit of the terrorist, the American majority is naturally loath to focus its attention on a terrorist who looks, talks, and dresses as they do. It is particularly uncomfortable for those in the country who feel most reflexively safe when “an American” is beside them on a plane, instead of a bearded man with a turban. Watching [the Sikh temple massacre], that subset of Americans was put in a position to realize that a day prior they’d have identified with the terrorist more than his victims.
And so they quickly looked away.
According to MedTerms.com the definition of Visceral:
Referring to the viscera, the internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestine)
In a figurative sense, something “visceral” is felt “deep down.” “It is a gut feeling.”
Along with this portray of the countryside of England there will also be “synthetic clouds” over the opening ceremony.
Boyle also teased that there would be “real clouds” over the stadium.The Guardian
“They will be real clouds that will be hanging over the stadium. Work that out if you can. We know we’re an island culture and an island climate. One of these clouds will provide rain on the evening, just in case it doesn’t rain.”
AURORA, Colo. (Reuters) – A gunman in a gas mask and body armor killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of the new “Batman” movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, opening fire on moviegoers after hurling a gas canister into the theater.
Armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol, he wounded 59 others with gunfire during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at a mall in Aurora, which turned into a chaotic scene of bleeding victims.
BURGAS, Bulgaria (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame.We might hear for more CIA minded controlled assassins later this week pulling off more death.
The Games of the X Olympiad were also the first to use the victory podium symbolizing a pyramid.
The number 666 in Pythagorean numerology. X is the 24th letter of the English alphabet, 2+4/2+4/2+4 = 666.
The skull and crossbones symbol was used to label containers of poisonous substances, alongside the ‘XXX’ symbol.