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Human Terrain Mapping

Posted by Charles II on January 24, 2011

See the Trailer. Via House of Warship, in a comment at Quotha.

As a commenter says, with their idea of culture, they’ll find it’s fools’ gold. Even if they win all the battles, at the end of the war, they’ll find they lost what mattered.

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When Does Mainstream Media Ignore Murderers?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 24, 2011

When does the mainstream media ignore a really lurid murder case involving home invasion and the cold-blooded killings of a nine-year-old girl and her father?

Easy: It’s when the killers are white conservatives and the victims aren’t white:

We’ve been following the [Shawna] Forde case closely from the day it was first reported, in large part because it tells us so much about the mindset and behind-the-scenes operations of would-be border vigilantes.

Indeed, one of the things we look forward most to learning from this trial is the extent to which Minutemen cofounder Jim Gilchrist was involved: there is a considerable likelihood it will turn out he tipped off Forde that federal authorities were looking for her in connection with the murders.

We’re also looking forward to perhaps finally seeing some coverage of the case in the mainstream media — perhaps even Fox News, which has been assiduous in refusing to do so. I have to admit I’m baffled that, in a cable-TV business that prizes riveting audio snippets, it’s gotten so little attention elsewhere.

But then, this case always cut against everyone’s favorite “neighborhood watch” narrative. It’s about time we laid that one to rest for good.

Of course, this was enough to roust Jim Gilchrist from under his metaphorical rock to make a bogosity-laced statement, which David Neiwert promptly shot down.

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Security Theater, Quantico Version

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 24, 2011

Here’s what the MPs at Quantico do when they’ve been told by their brass — who are watching them like hawks — to detain visitors just long enough to keep them from seeing someone before visiting hours end:

Jane Hamsher January 23rd, 2011 at 8:16 pm 182

In response to yellowsnapdragon @ 172
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Was there ever an answer to that question? And who made the decision?

No there was never an answer. Every time we asked to leave, they wanted something else.

Can we leave?

We need your registration again, Ma’am.

Again?

Yes, Ma’am. Please step over here while we look at it.

(20 min)

Mr. House, we need your Social Security number again.

Why are we being detained here?

We need your Social Security number again, sir.

That went on and on.

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