All Blog Posts Tagged 'violence' (28)

House Democrats report increased threats since health care vote

CNN - House Democrats report increased threats since health care vote



Washington (CNN) -- Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.



More than 10 Democrats have reported trouble since the weekend vote, House Majority Leader Steny… Continue

Added by George on March 25, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Kick a Ginger- Do we Blame Television or Bad Parenting?

"They say blonds have more fun, but it was redheads who might have got a bigger kick on Thursday, dubbed by some as Kick a Ginger Day.



Across the country, school boards had to contend with a joke from an episode of the satirical animated show South Park that has spiralled into a day of promoting violence."



"Gingerism” is a growing concern in the United Kingdom, home to the largest proportion of redheads in the world. In 2003, a young man was stabbed repeatedly over a… Continue

Added by Sarah Elle on December 1, 2009 at 4:48pm — 10 Comments

9/11 and the Moral Poverty of Religion

When tragedy strikes, as it did on September 11, 2001, it is only natural for us to look for higher meaning amongst such chaos. As empathetic and curious beings, we ask standard questions. Why did this happen? Who could have done this? Will there be justice? Can I help? And, most importantly for our purposes, what could motivate someone to kill themselves (and near 3,000 innocent people) in such a brazen act. Self preservation is of course, the most powerful instinct.… Continue

Added by Randy Keating on September 11, 2009 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment

Sacramento Radio Hosts Encourage Violence Against Transgender Children

Huffington Post: KRXQ Sacramento Radio Hosts Encourage Violence Against Transgender Children



Even by the flexible moral, ethical, and professional standards of American talk radio, the May 28th segment of KRXQ 98.5 FM Sacramento's Rob, Arnie, & Dawn in the… Continue

Added by George on June 5, 2009 at 12:10am — 2 Comments

My story repeated

A guy I know from class approached me today on break. "Can I have your number to give my girlfriend? She needs someone to talk to." This guy had heard my story, which I've just started being open about in the past year. (This is a counseling/therapy group class.)



She called today and we talked for about an hour. I can see why he asked me in particular. So many things in her story were in mine. Molestation, physical violence from parents, biblical/spiritual abuse, abusive men, drug… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on May 27, 2009 at 2:33pm — 8 Comments

Are you sick of your wife spending all your money? I know I would be if I had a wife; money. What is a fella to do? Take a vacation to Saudi Arabia and beat that bitch’s ass! Homie don’t play that in…

Are you sick of your wife spending all your money? I know I would be if I had a wife; money. What is a fella to do? Take a vacation to Saudi Arabia and beat that bitch’s ass! Homie don’t play that in Islam! More Continue

Added by Randy Keating on May 12, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

In America, Everyone Deserves the Right to Murder Their Family

Coming off an unprecedented few months of gun violence and murder. Another terrible story developed when Tony Ryan Bellar's wife, Wendy Bellar, wanted to leave him. Upon hearing the bad news, Tony did what any reasonable husband and father would do. He picked up his 7.62 mm rifle and murdered his family. More

Added by Randy Keating on May 4, 2009 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Christian Bashing vs. Gay Bashing

Powerful video commentary contrasts anti-christian "bashing" versus actual violent crimes against gays and lesbians.





A right-wing group called the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (not "League") has put together a list called the "Top Ten Instances of Christian Bashing in America, 2008".



The Friendly Atheist has also… Continue

Added by George on March 1, 2009 at 9:53am — 8 Comments

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