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A Letter to the American Ruling Class


Dear…

Press Secretary Carney, President Obama,Vice President Biden, Chief Justice Roberts, Speaker Boehner, and every CEO investing inside (or outside) this one of a kind country,

Do you really think outsourcing is the answer? Here’s what will happen in the Middle East if  we stop vesting so much economic interest in it and let the true voice of the Arabic people develop:

-after centuries, the Arab world won’t be sucking the tit of the foreign market

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The world moneymakers….or perhaps moneytakers? (bad joke)

-there will be more jobs for the educated youth and people like this man. Remember him? 

Mohamed Bouazizi se inmola y enciende la llama de las protestas globales

It all started with the martyrdom of street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi. His last words before igniting himself sound a lot like the complaints of the unemployed here in the US: “How do you expect me to make a living?”

-no more regimes of dictators or extra $ for them to wipe their asses with

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Why so militant?

-how about we put an end to senseless acts of yes, TERRORISM, under false pretense?

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The Arabic perception of a terrorist.

-more public means of communication, openness to public opinion and criticism 

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Bassem Youssef on his show, Al Bernameg (The Programme)

….hey wait a second, don’t we need to fix these problems right here at home?

I’m sorry, did I say earlier that the US is one of a kind? Although we’ve put a lot at stake by globalizing as we please, there’s one good thing that’s come out of it: we’ve gotten an inside look into parts of the world that not many Americans have been to or are familiar with. I’ve never met an American who enjoys sexual and toilet humor as the foreign exchange student from Dubai who lives down the hall. Another student who’s native to Syria was actually the first to show me a Harlem Shake video! (Talk about globalization!) Hey, I guess we’re not so different from the Arab World as the big, scary, propaganda says we are.

Peace, Love, and Prosperity,

A Concerned Human Being

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Come on everyone, let’s blame Islam!


Profiling at it’s finest: Witnesses from the attack confirm that the “Saudi national” taken for “questioning” was tackled by a bystander as was trying to escape the blast.

It’s disgusting to read such ignorant and hateful comments on Youtube videos of the bombing. Here’s one:

EVERYONE, TAKE A QURAN, AND PISS ON IT, IN PROTEST OF THIS MUSLIM ATTACK ON INNOCENT PEOPLE, AND FOR THE OTHER MUSLIM SCUM ATTACKS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM FROM RELIGION !! PISS ON THE QURAN !! FUCK ISLAM !! ISLAM IS NOT A RACE !! FUCK ISLAM !! –MetalTerror666

As a country with over 2 million Muslims living in it, I think it’s safe to say that Islam isn’t the problem. A terrorist can be anyone. Unfortunately, people kill each other: Americans kill Americans, Muslims kill Muslims. Hell, we’re even called terrorists by people around the world. In short, the United States has been overly concerned with the Middle East. (I’m not going into details.)

What we should be concerned with is our own country. With a recent attempt to poison President Obama with a ricin-filled letter, it’s quite obvious that our country is at unrest, confused as to where it will go next. While America attempts to spread the peace and prosperity across the globe, it too often forgets to do the same right here at home.

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The Boston Marathon, one of the most widely covered events in Massachusetts


As a resident of Massachusetts, it’s really hard to think about what happened yesterday at Copley Square. My thoughts through the past 24 hours have been extremely pensive about the bombing. Patriots Day is a holiday where everyone gets the day off and takes the time to enjoy it’s history. The state typically does two things to celebrate: we either visit the Marathon in Boston or stay home and watch it on TV all day. Naturally, this event is extremely well-documented.

“I saw people’s legs blown off. Horrific. Two explosions. Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror.” – @JackieBrunoNECN

While a bombing at any other time in the last decade would have been covered  just as quickly, I was truly impressed with the amount of first-hand footage from spectators. Much like 9/11, the American people were able to actually see the atrocities committed against them on television, no matter how graphic the content. This picture by Suffolk University student Dan Lampariello is truly groundbreaking:

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I never figured that terrorism would strike so close to home. The round-the-clock media coverage has proved to me that despite the vastness of our country, we still care about each other as a nation.

As an event that’s heavily covered every year, one might ask, “why, in the name of God, would somebody attack the Boston Marathon?” This remains a disturbing question that needs to be answered by the outstanding reporters of my city. May this horrible, yet mysterious event mark the beginning of the revival of investigative reporting as a duty to serve the citizens of this great country.

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