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  •  Almost daily right wing violence.. (13+ / 0-)

    but it's always "lone wolf", isolated case, mentally unstable, nothing to see here, move along citizens...

    How many isolated cases does it take to make a clear and present danger? Seems like every day would be close to enough.

    Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

    by OrdinaryIowan on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 12:19:21 PM PST

    •  Southern Poverty Law Center (10+ / 0-)

      Hate group watch.

      Currently, there are 1,018 known hate groups operating across the country, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, border vigilantes and others.

      Since 2000, the number of hate groups has increased by 69 percent. This surge has been fueled by anger and fear over the nation’s ailing economy, an influx of non-white immigrants, and the diminishing white majority, as symbolized by the election of the nation’s first African-American president.

      These factors also are feeding a powerful resurgence of the antigovernment “Patriot” movement, which in the 1990s led to a string of domestic terrorist plots, including the Oklahoma City bombing. The number of Patriot groups, including armed militias, grew by 755 percent in the first three years of the Obama administration – from 149 at the end of 2008 to 1,274 in 2011.

      America—We built that!

      by Mokurai on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:32:53 PM PST

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