killing bin laden

where was your suffering?

Facebook gets a bad rap, but there’s a lot of serious shit going down there these days.  Via a friend’s reposting:


From Scott Mednick, when a Facebook friend told him, “We suffered for 8 years. Now it’s your turn.”

Scott’s reply:


"I am surprised you would wish suffering upon me. That of course is your right, I suppose. I do not wish harm on anyone. Your statement seems to continue an ‘US v THEM’ mentality. The election is over. It is important to get past campaigning and campaign rhetoric and get down to what is uniting not dividing and what is best for ALL Americans.

There will never be a President who does everything to everyone’s liking. There are things President Obama (and President Clinton) did that I do not like and conversely there are things I can point to that the Presidents Bush did that I agree with. So I am not 100% in lock step with the outgoing President but have supported him and the overall job he did.

And, if you recall, during the Presidential Campaign back in 2008 the campaign was halted because of the "historic crisis in our financial system.” Wall Street bailout negotiations intervened in the election process. The very sobering reality was that there likely could be a Depression and the world financial markets could collapse. The United States was losing 800,000 jobs a month and was poised to lose at least 10 million jobs the first year once the new President took office. We were in an economic freefall. So let us recall that ALL of America was suffering terribly at the beginning of Obama’s Presidency.

But I wanted to look back over the last 8 years and ask you a few questions. Since much of the rhetoric before Obama was elected was that he would impose Sharia Law, Take Away Your Guns, Create Death Panels, Destroy the Economy, Impose Socialism and, since you will agree that NONE of this came to pass,

I was wondering:
Why have you suffered so?

So let me ask:
Gays and Lesbians can now marry and enjoy the benefits they had been deprived of. Has this caused your suffering?

When Obama took office, the Dow was 6,626. Now it is 19,875. Has this caused your suffering?

We had 82 straight months of private sector job growth - the longest streak in the history of the United States. Has this caused your suffering?

Especially considering where he the economy was when he took over, an amazing 11.3 million new jobs were created under President Obama (far more than President Bush). Has this caused your suffering?

Obama has taken Unemployment from 10% down to 4.7%. Has this caused your suffering?

Homelessness among US Veterans has dropped by half. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama shut down the US secret overseas prisons. Has this caused your suffering?

President Obama has created a policy for the families of fallen soldiers to have their travel paid for to be there when remains are flown home. Has this caused your suffering?

We landed a rover on Mars. Has this caused your suffering?

He passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Has this caused your suffering?

Uninsured adults has decreased to below 10%: 90% of adults are insured - an increase of 20 Million Adults. Has this caused your suffering?

People are now covered for pre-existing conditions. Has this caused your suffering?

Insurance Premiums increased an average of $4,677 from 2002-2008, an increase of 58% under Bush. The growth of these
insurance premiums has gone up $4,145 – a slower rate of increase. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama added Billions of dollars to mental health care for our Veterans. Has this caused your suffering?

Consumer confidence has gone from 37.7 to 98.1 during Obama’s tenure. Has this caused your suffering?

He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Has this caused your suffering?

His bi-annual Nuclear Summit convinced 16 countries to give up and destroy all their loose nuclear material so it could not be stolen. Has this caused your suffering?

He saved the US Auto industry. American cars sold at the beginning of his term were 10.4M and upon his exit 17.5M. Has this caused your suffering?

The deficit as a percentage of the GDP has gone from 9.8% to 3.2%. Has this caused your suffering?

The deficit itself was cut by $800 Billion Dollars. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama preserved the middle class tax cuts. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama banned solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. Has this caused your suffering?

He signed Credit Card reform so that rates could not be raised without you being notified. Has this caused your suffering?

He outlawed Government contractors from discriminating against LGBT persons. Has this caused your suffering?

He doubled Pell Grants. Has this caused your suffering?

Abortion is down. Has this caused your suffering?

Violent crime is down. Has this caused your suffering?

He overturned the scientific ban on stem cell research. Has this caused your suffering?

He protected Net Neutrality. Has this caused your suffering?

Obamacare has extended the life of the Medicare insurance trust fund (will be solvent until 2030). Has this caused your suffering?

President Obama repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Has this caused your suffering?

He banned torture. Has this caused your suffering?

He negotiated with Syria to give up its chemical weapons and they were destroyed. Has this caused your suffering?

Solar and Wind Power are at an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?

High School Graduation rates hit 83% - an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?

Corporate profits are up by 144%. Has this caused your suffering?

He normalized relations with Cuba. Has this caused your suffering?

Reliance on foreign oil is at a 40 year low. Has this caused your suffering?

US Exports are up 28%. Has this caused your suffering?

He appointed the most diverse cabinet ever. Has this caused your suffering?

He reduced the number of troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Has this caused your suffering?

Yes, he killed Osama Bin Laden and retrieved all the documents in his possession for analysis. Perhaps THIS caused your suffering?

From an objective standpoint it would appear that the last 8 years have seen some great progress and we were saved from a financial collapse. Things are not perfect. Things can always be better. We are on much better footing now than we were in 2008.

I look forward to understanding what caused you to suffer so much under Obama these last 8 years.“

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The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War


Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America

A great response to a bully

This is the response from one FB friend to another, a Trump supporter, who said: “We suffered for 8 years. Now it’s your turn.”

His reply:

"I am surprised you would wish suffering upon me because I did not support Trump. That of course is your right, I suppose. I do not wish harm on anyone.
Your statement seems to continue an ‘US v THEM’ mentality. The election is over. It is important to get past campaigning and campaign rhetoric and get down to what is uniting not dividing and what is best for ALL Americans.
There will never be a President who does everything to everyone’s liking. There are things President Obama (and President Clinton) did that I do not like and conversely there are things I can point to that the Presidents Bush did that I agree with. So I am not 100% in lock step with the outgoing President but have supported him and the overall job he did.
And, if you recall, during the Presidential Campaign back in 2008 the campaign was halted because of the "historic crisis in our financial system.”
Wall Street bailout negotiations intervened in the election process. The very sobering reality was that there likely could be a Depression and the world financial markets could collapse. The United States was losing 800,000 jobs a month and was poised to lose at least 10 million jobs the first year once the new President took office. We were in an economic freefall. So let us recall that ALL of America was suffering terribly at the beginning of Obama’s Presidency.
But I wanted to look back over the last 8 years and ask you a few questions. Since much of the rhetoric before Obama was elected was that he would impose Sharia Law, Take Away Your Guns, Create Death Panels, Destroy the Economy, Impose Socialism and, since you will agree that NONE of this came to pass, I was wondering:
Why have you suffered so?
So let me ask:
Gays and Lesbians can now marry and enjoy the benefits they had been deprived. Has this caused your suffering?
When Obama took office the Dow was 6,626. Now it is 19,875. Has this caused your suffering?
We have 82 straight months of private sector job growth - the longest streak in the history of the United States. Has this caused your suffering?
Especially considering where he the economy was when he took over, an amazing 11.3 million new jobs were created under
President Obama (far more than President Bush). Has this caused your suffering?
Obama has taken Unemployment from 10% down to 4.7%. Has this caused your suffering?
Homelessness among US Veterans has dropped by half. Has this caused your suffering?
Obama shut down the US secret overseas prisons. Has this caused your suffering?
President Obama has created a policy for the families of fallen soldiers to have their travel paid for to be there when remains are flown home. Has this caused your suffering?
We landed a rover on Mars. Has this caused your suffering?
He passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Has this caused your suffering?
Uninsured adults has decreased to below 10%: 90% of adults are insured - an increase of 20 Million Adults. Has this caused your suffering?
People are now covered for pre-existing conditions. Has this caused your suffering?
Insurance Premiums increased an average of $4,677 form 2002-2008 an increase of 58% under Bush. The growth of these
insurance premiums have gone up $4,145 – a slower rate of increase. Has this caused your suffering?
Obama added Billions of dollars to mental health care for our Veterans. Has this caused your suffering?
Consumer confidence has gone from 37.7 to 98.1 during Obama’s tenure. Has this caused your suffering?
He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Has this caused your suffering?
His bi-annual Nuclear Summit convinced 16 countries to give up and destroy all their loose nuclear material so it could not be stolen. Has this caused your suffering?
He saved the US Auto industry. American cars sold at the beginning of his term was 10.4M and upon his exit 17.5M. Has this caused your suffering?
The deficit as a percentage of the GDP has gone from 9.8% to 3.2%. Has this caused your suffering?
The deficit itself was cut by $800 Billion Dollars. Has this caused your suffering?
Obama preserved the middle class tax cuts. Has this caused your suffering?
Obama banned solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. Has this caused your suffering?
He signed Credit Card reform so that rates could not be raised without you being notified. Has this caused your suffering?
He outlawed Government contractors from discriminating against LGBT persons. Has this caused your suffering?
He doubled Pell Grants. Has this caused your suffering?
Abortion is down. Has this caused your suffering?
Violent crime is down. Has this caused your suffering?
He overturned the scientific ban on stem cell research. Has this caused your suffering?
He protected Net Neutrality. Has this caused your suffering?
Obamacare has extended the life of the Medicare insurance trust fund (will be solvent until 2030). Has this caused your suffering?
Prescient Obama repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Has this caused your suffering?
He banned torture. Has this caused your suffering?
He negotiated with Syria to give up its chemical weapons and they were destroyed. Has this caused your suffering?
Solar and Wind Power are at an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?
High School Graduation rates hit 83% - an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?
Corporate profits are up by 144%. Has this caused your suffering?
He normalized relationships with Cuba. Has this caused your suffering?
Reliance on foreign oil is at a 40 year low. Has this caused your suffering?
US Exports are up 28%. Has this caused your suffering?
He appointed the most diverse cabinet ever. Has this caused your suffering?
He reduced the number of troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Has this caused your suffering?
Yes, he killed Osama Bin Laden and retrieved all the documents in his possession for analysis. Perhaps THIS caused your suffering?
From an objective standpoint it would appear that the last 8 years have seen some great progress and we were saved from a financial collapse.
Things are not perfect.
Things can always be better.
We are on much better footing now than we were in 2008.
I look forward to understanding what caused you to suffer so much under Obama these last 8 years.“
(He has not replied as of this writing)
via JoBeth Williams

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S.T.R.I.K.E. is probably similar to DEVGRU (aka the guys who killed Bin Laden.) This means, that they are most probably hand picked agents, best of the best, proven in combat, speak several languages, good at blending in, even better at negotiations, and extremely mentally tough (it is said that when people are testing for DEVGRU, it s not their body but their minds tested.) 

And all these people are lead by one guy: Brock Rumlow. 

Most army higher ups are extremely smart and I doubt Rumlow is an exception. They are well versed in a lot of subjects, tactics being probably the main one. During WWII, a lot of military tactics were used for the first time. And boy, you bet your ass that Steve Rogers and his Commandos pioneered a shit ton of small unit, close combat and assault tactics in his time. And Brock Rumlow has studied them all. And knows exactly who the mythic Winter Soldier is. And now that Steve Rogers knows who The Winter Soldier is, Brock Rumlow knows whats coming for him and what he will have to answer for.

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The Obama Era: The Last Eight Years in Pictures

Here’s a look back at the tenure of Barack Obama, from Obamacare, his signature legislative achievement, to the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, to a presidential visit to Cuba, the first in nearly 90 years. See the whole gallery here. 

(From top: Jim Young/Reuters; Molly Riley/Pool via Getty Images; Kevin Lamarque/Reuters; Larry Downing/Reuters; Jim Watson/AFP - Getty Images)

Jungkook would shoot Seokjin twice
  • Jungkook: If I had a gun with two bullets, and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden and Seokjin, I would shoot Seokjin twice.
  • BTS: *Shaking their heads*
  • Jungkook: ok alright-
  • Yoongi: You were being funny but then you went too far.
  • Jungkook: I would kill Bin Laden and then Seokjin.
  • Yoongi: No, that's still...
  • Jungkook: Ok, genius's how would you do it?
  • Namjoon: Curve the bullet like in my favourite James McAvoy film, Wanted.
  • Hoseok: All that does is help you shoot around things.
  • Taehyung: Is there a curtain rod in the room?
  • Jungkook: I dunno.
  • Jimin: How about make believe land, (it) has anything you want.
  • Seokjin: Jimin please, this is serious.
  • Taehyung: Is this the thing where they use an icicle so there's no evidence?
  • Jungkook: Yes! We stab Seokjin in the heart with an icicle.
  • Yoongi: oh come on, the two bullet thing is a red herring. Here's how you do it. You line them all up, in one bullet shoot them all through the throats at the same time. *goes to the front* Watch this, Namjoon you're Hitler, Seokjin you're Seokjin and Hoseok you're Bin Laden, line up.
  • Hoseok: *clenches fist*
  • Seokjin: I don't wanna do this.
  • Yoongi: Throats together.
  • Jungkook: Seokjin just do it! God.
  • Yoongi: Seokjin come on. *Stands in front of the line up, fake 'hand' gun posed* Ready... one bullet, and bomb pssskoo, psskkoooo
  • Hoseok: Yeah that worked.
  • BTS: *Claps at their teamwork*
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Barack Obama: A presidency in pictures

Barack Obama has reached the end of his consequential eight-year presidency. As the nation’s first African-American commander in chief and his wife prepare to leave the White House behind, Yahoo News takes you through his two terms — the exultation over the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the heartbreak of the massacre of children in Newtown, Conn., the tumultuous implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the controversial Iran nuclear deal, the outreach to Cuba, and many other signal moments and policies.

There are also many quiet, behind-the-scenes snapshots, family time with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, and the unforgettable photo of the little boy who asked to touch the president’s hair. Through triumph and tragedy, these are some of the moments that exemplified the Obama era. (Olivier Knox/Yahoo News)

(Photos: Pete Souza/The White House[2], Larry Downing/Reuters, Pete Souza/The White House[2], John Gress/Reuters)

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See the rest on Yahoo News.

See more of our inauguration coverage here.

I watched the State of the Union so you don’t have to
  • Obama: “I’m gonna keep it short this year lol!!” *doesn’t*
  • Uncle Joe Biden stands and claps whenever he can, while Paul Ryan sits and nods like a grim, oddly smug mole
  • Applause after every sentence
  • Standing ovation after every use of the words “troops” or “veterans”
  • A really heartfelt section about not discriminating against Muslims idk i got a lil emotional
  • Random shot of Dr. Jill Biden and the lady sitting next to her is wearing a bedazzled hat (respect)
  • “I’m guessing we won’t agree on healthcare anytime soon”
  • Kim Davis is there?!?!?!? For some reason?!?!?!
  • Several loud ‘boos’ when he talks about curing cancer. why 
  • Mispronounces ‘quagmire’ as ‘quogmire’
  • “Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world” got a standing ovation from both parties even though it’s bullshit
  • “btw i killed bin Laden”
  • “btw i solved ebola”
  • Last few minutes of the speech are about all different Americans who represent hope for the future– okay I’m crying I admit that part got me real bad
  • The speech ends and the news anchors are talking about what this means for the 2016 election before Obama has even left the podium
  • Time goes on i suppose

Today, I’m proud to change my profile photo to Barack Obama. This is my president! And I believe he is one of the best presidents in our history. By just about any measure, from jobs, to civil rights, from the environment to the economy - he has accomplished more any modern president. Here’s a greatly abridged reminder of some of his greatest hits:

He saved us from an economic disaster, taking unemployment from 10% to 4.6%.

He saved our auto industry.

He ended two wars.

Captured the man behind Benghazi, killed Bin Laden, got Syria to give up chemical weapons, and got Iran to give up nukes. All without a single American casualty.

He worked tirelessly, taking fewer vacation days than any president since Carter (less than half of what Reagan took and less than a quarter of what Bush took).

He deeply cares about individual Americans and is the first president to establish a system where he personally reads ten letters from citizens every day.

He saved millions of lives through the ACA, stopping discrimination because of gender or pre-existing conditions and letting young people continue to have health coverage under their parents. Now, more people are covered under insurance than ever in our history.

High school graduation rates are the highest they have every been in history.

We have had 82 straight months of job growth, the longest streak ever in the history of our country.

Business start ups are up 20% under Obama.

Wind and solar energy production under Obama is up 252%

He appointed the most diverse cabinet in history, promoting the equality of persons of color and women.

Grew private sector jobs by 11.6 million.

He protected waterways from coal mining, blocked offshore drilling in the Arctic & Atlantic oceans, and worked to create the Paris agreement with other countries to save our plant from climate change.

S&P 500 is up 157%

Highly dedicated to ethics and in 8 years not a single whiff of a scandal for him or his staff.

He reduced the student loan interest rates from 6.8 to 3.9%.

Obama made a concerted effort to help veterans and the result was homelessness among our veterans dropped by HALF! He increased money available for mental health care for veterans by a huge amount. He made regular trips to Walter Reed to spend time with wounded soldiers.

He conducted nuclear summits and convinced 16 countries to get rid of enriched uranium.

President Obama created a law to protect LGBTQ+ Americans from being fired just because they are gay. And he changed his mind and helped the nation embrace marriage equality for all.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed so that gay, lesbian, and transgender soldiers could serve their country and not hide who they are.

Gas prices halved because he reduced our dependence on foreign oil.

He banned torture by US personnel in all circumstances.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize.

He re-opened relations with Cuba for the first time in decades.

He reduced the deficit from 9.8% of the GDP in 2009 to 3.2% in 2016.

He protected us all from banks using our money to make risky investments like the ones that caused the crash in 2008.

He helped women’s equality by opening combat positions to women and ensured that women who were already serving in these type of positions received equal pay.

He created the Dreamers Act to help undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children establish a path to legal residency.

He changed the policy that brought fallen soldiers back to the states in secret. Now, it is done so that the family can be there and he added to that law funds to pay all traveling expenses for the families.

I am proud to say I voted for this man twice (and would do it again if I could).

The more I think about this midterm the more pissed I get...

Because when you think about it we were on the verge of a world wide financial collapse in America.  Like we were on the cusp of some Herbert Hoover type shit.  Gas was like five dollars, bruh.  Everybody was losing their jobs.  If anyone remembers December 2008 we weren’t in a good fucking place and nobody was trying to do shit.

Six years later gas is under three dollars.  Unemployment is under 6%.  Wall Street is healthy as shit.  A lot of people are getting jobs.  People are getting health insurance.  He killed Osama fucking Bin Laden.  

SIX FUCKING YEARS LATER!  SIX!  THAT’S NOT EVEN A DECADE, BRUH!  

SIX

FUCKING

YEARS!

You might not agree with all Barack Obama stands.  You might hate him for his policies and think he’s a sellout capitalist pig. But by the measure of any president if things are better than now than when he took office then he’s doing his fucking job! If his policies helped to save us from a goddamn Depression with a capital D then he fucking did his job!  If George W. Bush had brought us back from this shit and did the same shit they would be calling his ass Jesus and building statues in his name.

The fuck, America?  The fuck?

People born in the ’80s are an odd lot. I watched the war against radical Islamism unfold with cynicism. When a team of Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden, college students around the country formed flash mobs out of pure joy.

It makes sense. They were children when the towers fell and had spent half their lives living in a country at constant war. I’d already witnessed the collapse of the other great threat to America — the Soviet Union. I was cynical.

The first Fallout came out in 1997 when I was 14 years old. It and its sequels have been a constant of my gaming life since. In the irradiated wastes of an old world tinged by a weird American culture that never happened but almost did, I found something strange … and understandable.

The world of Fallout was the world my parents feared when they sat before glowing T.V.s — and watching aging actors warn the country against the evils of a foreign people I’d never met.

More than that, this wasteland was only possible because its history never moved on. The turbulent ’60s and ’70s never materialized. People clung to the old way of doing things … and it killed them. Nostalgia is a poison and Fallout shows us how deadly it can be.

anonymous asked:

Do you think that John mccain would have been a good president

I worried about his judgment after Senator McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate – although I recognized the political advantages to having someone like her on the ticket in 2008 – but I certainly don’t think the country would have gone into a death spiral with McCain in the White House. I’m glad that Obama won, however, and if the only two things that Obama had accomplished were the Affordable Care Act and ordering the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, I’d say his election was worth it.

I’m passionate in my personal political beliefs, and I always want the candidate that I support (and the candidate whose beliefs and aims come closest to mirroring mine), but I’m not one of those people who automatically believe that the country is doomed if the other candidate wins the election. Although it is rapidly eroding, I still have faith in our political system, and still have hopes that (most) of our leaders truly want to work hard at actually governing the nation. That’s why I can look at the 2012 election, for example, and say that I’m glad Obama was re-elected and that he will likely accomplish more that I support than his opponent would have. Yet, I can also say that we wouldn’t have been doomed to catastrophic failure if Mitt Romney had won the race. Romney was a proven success as a an executive in business and politics, and I think he’s genuinely a good man and dedicated public servant who probably would have been a good President despite whatever political disagreements I might have found with him. When we immediately dismiss candidates or leaders from the opposite party, we suffocate any possibility of finding bipartisan answers to the questions we all face, regardless of which party we registered with. That straight-up eliminates our ability to have a government that actually governs with good faith. That’s a huge part of the problem within the current political climate.

Now, of course, there are exceptions. I’m totally willing to support the effort of political leaders from the opposing party if I truly believe they have the capacity (and the good intention) to govern. I don’t need to support or believe in their ideology to respect and appreciate their hard work as public servants trying to do what they see as right and managing the government as needed. That’s why I can say that I believe Mitt Romney probably would have been a good President if he had won the election, or that John McCain wouldn’t have burned the country to the ground if he had won. There are light years separating public servants like Romney or McCain from ill-suited, unqualified promoters and dangerous demagogues like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, or Carly Fiorina. It’s the same reason why I frequently take the time to highlight Paul Ryan’s reasonable leadership and why we need more public servants – on both sides of the spectrum – like Speaker Ryan, who recognizes that his first responsibilities are to his constituents in Wisconsin and the American people as a whole, and that his allegiance to his political party or to a specific party ideology are clearly further down the line.

I don’t want to detract what’s happened at Oregon or anything, but I would like to share some info about what’s going on at University of Texas, my alma mater, because it’s bizarre and angering and heartbreaking.

So campus carry is going to be legalized on August 1st 2016, exactly 50 years TO THE DAY, that a shooter climbed to the top of the main tower and shot and killed 14 people.

Pretty much no one at UT wants campus carry. The majority of students AND faculty are against it. Even our new chancellor, Admiral McRaven, a Navy SEAL who is widely known as one of the people who is behind the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is against campus carry. Pretty much no one at UT wants it, it’s all Texas lawmakers who are making this decision for us, against our will.

There was actually a protest against campus carry last Thursday, that probably went on almost exactly the same time as the Oregon shooting. I remember reading the tweets of a friend who was at the protest as she live tweeted it, then her reaction as she heard about the massacre directly after.

Selfishly, my first thought in regards to the campus carry news is always “thank god I don’t go to college anymore.” I know that fear, to a degree. When I was a freshman, a student came onto campus with a gun and started shooting. He ended up in the top floor of the building right next to mine and shot himself, without killing or wounding anyone else. I’m grateful no one else was hurt, but I know what that fear is like. Before he ended his life, we were holed up in the classroom with no idea if he was going to come for us, if the doors were strong enough to hold back someone who really wanted to get in. It was a desperate few hours, making phone call after phone call. To my mom and dad to tell them I loved them, just in case. To my brother across campus, to every friend I could think of: “are you okay? Don’t come to class, stay home, stay far away from the library. I love you.”

I don’t want to know that feeling ever again, to sit there in dread for hours, wondering if the shooter was going to come into our classroom, wondering if my friends were okay, fearing I was going to be attending several funerals very soon. We got lucky, if you can call it that, but so many others around the nation aren’t. They’ve lived that fear times a thousand. And it’s sickening. They absolutely should not have to.

Texas lawmakers, if and when a Texas public university is next on this list of tragedy, I hope you know that blood will be on your hands.

More on UT and campus carry here: http://nyti.ms/1L5cGKa

So, that happened. On this week’s podcast, we look into Texas legislation restricting access to abortion for minors, compare and contrast federal bills aimed at curbing what food stamps can buy with the fact that Congress want us to give them more money, and conclude our conversation from last week on Seymour Hersh’s controversial claims about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Featuring: Akbar Ahmed, Arthur Delaney, Samantha Lachman, and Ali Watkins.

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people in my inbox like “why are people celebrating if it’s still a dictatorship” cause Fidel Castro was the literal face of their oppression. it’s like killing Osama Bin Laden even though the terrorist organization would still be alive and well thereafter. if you don’t understand you won’t understand so just stop stepping into territory only readily understandable to Cubans and Cuban-Americans. “he wasn’t evil he loved his country” so did Hitler, get out of my inbox.