Monday, April 23, 2012

Things to Know - 24 April

1.  The 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King has come and gone, and he's alive and telling his story.  However, in the same vein has Rodney King, here is a very disturbing story and video of the beating and murder of  Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas at the hands of a band of US Border Patrol officers.  It was a criminal act that was silenced until the recorded video was brought forth as part of a PBS documentary.  This is what is left of his story:

2.  Here is Rodney King;s story:

3.  The story of another war that has been too long, too costly, one with many innocent victims, and another one that is lost:


"The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines." 
       -- Henry J. Tillman
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction." 
       -- Blaise Pascal
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come." 
       -- Matt Groening
"If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around." 
       -- Christina Stead

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