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2006 May 27 — Why Now?
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A Fine Rant

The master of miniscule, skippy the bush kangaroo, let loose with an excellent rant about the wusses on the wrong wing of the discussion regarding the threats the US faces today.

I think he hopped over a few things that were going on during the 1960s and 1970s that didn’t directly involve the CCCP:

The United States was disrupted by multiple riots in the 1960s. The “12th Street Riot” in Detroit in 1967 was probably the worst, but there were riots in many cities following the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in 1968 and a police riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Today there is Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, but there were many more groups and individuals involved in terrorism world-wide before the fall of the Berlin Wall:

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May 27, 2006   2 Comments

Very Interesting

Lisa English is back writing regularly at Ruminate This after an extended hiatus, and she has an interesting find in Pursuing The Impossible. . . Or A Method To Their Madness?

Over at Counterpunch she found an article, The Politics of Paranoia and Intimidation by Floyd Rudmin, a professor of social and community psychology at the University of Tromsø in Norway.

I don’t assume that Counterpunch always fact checks, and am unfamiliar with Dr. Rudmin, so it was time to do a little searching to see what I could find.

His academic credentials are fine: BA Philosophy from Bowduin College, MA Audiology from SUNY Buffalo, and MA, PhD Psychology from Queen’s University in Canada. He is a pacifist and well-published in his field.

As a social psychologist he crunches a lot of numbers as statistics is possibly the only way you can derive an real answers in his field, so he has a practical background for his claims.

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May 27, 2006   2 Comments