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Syrian Revolutionary Dabke

Uploaded on Jul 2, 2011


Response from the streets of Hama to Bashar's speech, with additional music & translation added by the Creative Syrian Revolution.

The singer "Ibrahim Qashoush" was reported to be killed in Hama on 3 July 2011 by regime mercenaries, they cut his throat to try to stop his chant spreading.


Please spread this to prove them wrong and show their violence will never defeat us.


I really like that tune but think it is going to be hard wired into my brain, now.

I don't get how they see the USA is involved with Assad, other than we haven't taken out Assad for them, when Russia is the one propping him up.

The atrocities against the Syrian people have been going on for generations, and Assad reaction to the Arab Spring in Syria is the cause of the most recent violence in the past two years, really horrific.

It appears that this is part of a re-alignment inthe region from maps drawn long ago. Here's the More from in the title, well worth reading:

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask


By Max Fisher, August 29, 2013



1. What is Syria?

Syria is a country in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s about the same size as Washington state with a population a little over three times as large – 22 million. Syria is very diverse, ethnically and religiously, but most Syrians are ethnic Arab and follow the Sunni branch of Islam. Civilization in Syria goes back thousands of years, but the country as it exists today is very young. Its borders were drawn by European colonial powers in the 1920s.

Syria is in the middle of an extremely violent civil war. Fighting between government forces and rebels has killed more 100,000 and created 2 million refugees, half of them children.

2. Why are people in Syria killing each other?

The killing started in April 2011, when peaceful protests inspired by earlier revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia rose up to challenge the dictatorship running the country. The government responded — there is no getting around this — like monsters. First, security forces quietly killed activists. Then they started kidnapping, raping, torturing and killing activists and their family members, including a lot of children, dumping their mutilated bodies by the sides of roads. Then troops began simply opening fire on protests. Eventually, civilians started shooting back.

Fighting escalated from there until it was a civil war. Armed civilians organized into rebel groups. The army deployed across the country, shelling and bombing whole neighborhoods and towns, trying to terrorize people into submission. They’ve also allegedly used chemical weapons, which is a big deal for reasons I’ll address below. Volunteers from other countries joined the rebels, either because they wanted freedom and democracy for Syria or, more likely, because they are jihadists who hate Syria’s secular government. The rebels were gaining ground for a while and now it looks like Assad is coming back. There is no end in sight.

It goes on from there, but there is a 4 paragraph limit at DU. There is also an amusing paralled parody posted there. Please go to get the rest:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/29/9-questions-about-syria-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/

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Igor Kochetkov declined to comment to BuzzFeed, saying that he had been “asked not to say anything.”

Well, he sure blew that one, didn't he? I count at least five words there. Five, I tell you! Anyone else hear this?



If only I could achieve that nirvana-like state of total indifference. I bow to you, sir!



Thom Hartmann's view on ADD:

Hartmann has authored in the area of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and adult attention-deficit disorder (AADD) and is the creator (first proposed by him in 1978, first published nationally in 1992) of the now well-known hunter vs. farmer theory that ADD is an expected evolutionary adaptation to hunting lifestyles.

These individuals have the ability of rapidly shifting their focus and external attention and of holding multiple trains of thought.

This ability causes difficulties when they must live and work in cultures in which "farming" – well-planned, predictable, organized and repetitive behaviors – is typical.


His first book on the disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder: a Different Perception was described by Scientific American as "innovative and fresh".[28]

Hartmann has established specialized schools[quantify] for children with ADHD, such as The Hunter School in Rumney, New Hampshire,[29] which he co-founded with his wife Louise.

He also operated the "ADD Forum" and "DeskTop Publishing Forum", along with several others, on CompuServe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Hartmann#Attention-deficit_hyperactivity_disorder

* Will PM.

Not only that, inequality is not an American virtue. Economic justice, full speed ahead.

This is just the beginning! So much more to be done in this field. Oh, ADD too. Here's our picture!



It sure beats Atlas Shrugged for teens.



Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu

I liked the D. C. Lau version which I carried to read between classes and kept until it fell apart. Recently bought a replacement. Other influences were all of the writings of Erich Fromm and William Shakespeare.

Sorta like pigeon droppings. But evolution has its ways. Or something:



Hope others are able to read before they post. I'm refining my disclaimers...

Yes, as defined by NATO and the UN. I think some people don't know that. I posted a lot at the BOG.

I also posted in the thread in a forum with a video of Grayson. I am posting it here for us to talk about:



I posted to whistler who appears concerned about the historical precedent of not doing anything:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023579825#post35

This is my reply to him:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023579825#post52

BOG members might want to get into the discussion with whistler or myself there, comment on the video or we can discuss the merits of Grayson's ideas here.

Sorry my reply is lengthy, but I'm a fast typist and reader, so it never seems a lot to me. I'd appreciate enlightenment from my fellow BOGers.



Thanks, SunSeeker! Nice to know who will stand with us instead of RTW Rand, et al.

Jesse Jackson on Labor:



Jesse Jackson addresses huge rally at WI State Capitol

Uploaded on Feb 18, 2011


Jesse Jackson speaks to protestors gathered on the Wisconsin Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. on Feb. 18, 2011. Protests and demonstrations are ongoing in response to provisions in Gov. Walker's budget repair bill that would strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights.
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