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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
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Here's the article about the American. This whole thing is sad and shouldn't have happened.

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Zig said

Linde said

Apparently 154 of the passengers were Dutch, and I just read on Facebook that one of them is from my town and was pretty young, wonder if I knew her.

You were my first thought when I saw this story, Linde. I was so hoping that no one you knew was on board. So tragic.

Nope, thank God! No one I knew personally, but someone I used to be friends with lost her aunt and an ex-colleague of mine lost one of his ex-colleagues. Anyway it doesn't matter.

It has been discovered that there were actually more than a 180 Dutch people were on board. And they still haven't discovered what exactly happened and why. Horrible story, and it makes me feel very unsafe. My mom was actually in Amsterdam yesterday, but she didn't hear anything about it until she got home, lol.

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Has anybody seen the Ray Rice elevator footage that's come out in the last few hours?

How the hell was allowed with a slap on the wrist and anger management classes? How cooperative she was shouldn't matter to the case against him. All the evidence they needed was on tape, and he should be in jail. Vicious and ugly.

The man is a disgrace, and I'm glad his team has finally sacked him, and that whatever the ruling body is has given him an indefinite ban. Now the prosecutors need to answer for how they virtually let off a famous sporting figure.

There's nothing sporting about hitting a woman. You punch a woman in the face and knock her out cold, then drag her hoping you can claim she's had too much to drink, go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go.

No other word for him, Scum!

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Ron Nasty said
Has anybody seen the Ray Rice elevator footage that's come out in the last few hours?

How the hell was allowed with a slap on the wrist and anger management classes? How cooperative she was shouldn't matter to the case against him. All the evidence they needed was on tape, and he should be in jail. Vicious and ugly.

The man is a disgrace, and I'm glad his team has finally sacked him, and that whatever the ruling body is has given him an indefinite ban. Now the prosecutors need to answer for how they virtually let off a famous sporting figure.

There's nothing sporting about hitting a woman. You punch a woman in the face and knock her out cold, then drag her hoping you can claim she's had too much to drink, go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go.

No other word for him, Scum!

Only comment I have is nobody has the right to strike anyone else.  I don't care if you're married, dating, man or woman.  If you put your hands to someone, expect to receive the gesture in kind.  Now, having said that, there's no call for a man as strong as RR to left hook a woman into unconsciousness.  And people routinely ignore law and common sense, smacking someone out of frustration or anger.  I think that's exactly what went on here.  And it started at the 9 second mark in your video.

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Obama's giving a press conference on the "war against ISIS" in an hour, 9pm EDT (1am GMT).  Here's the abc news stream; there are others.  He's said he received "unanimous support" from the other NATO allies at the last summit (that directly affected a couple of you, I believe), so it's possible he may implicate the other NATO countries in some military effort with his statement.

 

EDIT:  Well, he didn't go that far. But he is going to chair a U.N. Security council meeting about it in 2 weeks.  And he essentially declared war on ISIS/ISIL, without having authority to do so.  Besides, they're not a country...yet.

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meanmistermustard said
Worth noting that Janey, the wife, has come out in
support of her husband and the couple married after the attack. Maybe at least part of the reason why Ray didnt go to jail. 

Once is one too many times and all i can hope is that it never happens again but i'm not betting on it. 

How anyone can defend someone who does that is beyond my understanding.

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The Simpsons' Willie speaks on Scottish independence

 

 

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