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  •  Toothpaste. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sharon Wraight

    Oh my gawd and wtf? Life in these United States is just leaving me speechless lately, except of course for the cursing. My church provides a monthly lunch for homeless and disadvantaged and, as well, we provide personal care items, like toothpaste and socks and lotions and such, because apparently, they can't be bought with food stamps. I've been participating in the lunch part because, well, I love food, but this makes me realize how important those other items are. Two lives lost over a tube of toothpaste. What is wrong with us?!

    An unsuccessful shoe bomb attack resulted in nine years of inconvenience for every flier in the country. It would be nice to think [this diabolical act] might lead to some similar inconveniences. --mrblifil

    by Debby on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:51:26 PM PST

    •  I just read (1+ / 0-)
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      tb mare

      the article. No charges filed. Seriously, wtf? An accident is, oh, I didn't see you there, not oh, I chased you down and squeezed my hands around your throat until you quit breathing.

      An unsuccessful shoe bomb attack resulted in nine years of inconvenience for every flier in the country. It would be nice to think [this diabolical act] might lead to some similar inconveniences. --mrblifil

      by Debby on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:55:50 PM PST

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    •  this sounds like what happened with (1+ / 0-)
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      Debby

      Trayvon Martin. There are people out there just looking for excuses to cause trouble. The end of the Salon article mentions two killings of shoplifters by Walmart employees.

      These stories need much more coverage - why do Americans feel they can kill anyone at the drop of a hat?

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