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March 28th, 2010
10:42 PM ET
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    What is going on with the South Korean warship that struck a mine and sunk? The latest news appears to indicate South Korea is stating it wasn't a mine. However after carefully reading the entire statement, South Korea actually is stating their warship didn't strike a South Korean mine.

    It is very typical for a mine to be swept to the rear of a vessel where it is briefly entangled with the propulsion system where it explodes. Upon exploding, the mine briefly creates a large air pocket which cracks the ship in half from the sudden lack of support in the middle of the steel hulled ship.

    South Korean divers have repeatedly dove down to the seperate halfs of the South Korean warship. A quick visual inspection would tell even a amateur if the explosive was outside of the vessel or the blast came from inside of the warship. OBVIOUSLY, if the explosion occurred from outside of the warship, that vessel either struck a submerged mine or was hit by a North Korean torpedo.

    My question is why the cover up and silence, the South Korean divers certainly know if the explosion was outside or inside the warship.

    March 29, 2010 at 4:08 am |
  2. Eric Connor

    The thing that I don't understand, is how so many educated people, could actually beleive that prison in Libya, or Afghanistan, or Iraq, or anywhere, could be as it was shown. Who in the world serves their prisoners food on white table clothes? Give me a break, please. I wish it was so, but I'm sure we all know it's not.

    March 29, 2010 at 4:51 am |
  3. Jerry D

    What I saw in this video clip, especially the part about Sarah Palin, was three guys who had their minds made up, so please don't confuse them with the facts. What on earth is irresponsible about Sarah Palin encouraging people to get involved in their local elections and local politics. While I'm not a huge fan of Palin, she did make it clear what she was talking about. If her language was incendiary, then President Obama's "I asking you to get in their faces" was equally incendiary. Politicians use strong language to evoke strong emotions. It's sad, however, when the left uses it and it's considered good. If the right uses it, it's considered incendiary. The lack of balance in that session, by the way, was blatantly obvious.

    March 29, 2010 at 7:43 am |
  4. Jon

    Unfortunately words can incite violence. Especially today when there are many groups of people just waiting to start a revolution. A group in Michigan has been arrested for planning to kill police officers because this group hates the government. Inciteful words by either party, democrat or Republican...or the Tea Party for that matter, is enough to start some of the crazy people in this country who feel they are ultra patriotic into a killing frenzy.

    Tone down the rhetoric, stop playing politics, get together and resolve this countries issues.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  5. Jack Stevens

    RE: Wording of Census form re: "race"...

    The racial designations offered by the Census Bureau have changed a lot over time.....check out the 1950, 60. etc/ censuses......It is in its SOCIAL use, not BIOLOGICAL use, that "race" impacts our lives on a daily basis. And the SOCIAL use (the CONNOTATIONS) of the word changes over time. Would make a good story for your program

    March 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  6. Jerry D

    Jon is absolutely right about the crazies in this country being incited to violence, whether from the right or from the left. I agree we should be careful about the words we use, but we cannot muzzle people simply because some mental deficient might misconstrue what is said. If the truth be known, they are just looking for an excuse to become violent. Another point: when are our politicians going to realize that their actions are just as likely as their words to bring out the weirdos.

    March 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  7. Sam

    Wording of Census form:

    I grew up in the 70's learning that there were only three(3) races :Caucasion, Mongoloid and Negroid. These were the primary races and anything derived from those three would be ETHNIC, such as hispanic, Chinese, Irish, etc. (PS, I'm a white Puerto Rican)

    The big confusion for me is the term African American. I have an African friend (from Nigeria) who is an American citizen (serves in the military too), yet he's not considered by most as an African American! Why? Because his history is not the same as those who grew up here and benefitted from the Civil Rights movement? I would think the term African American would be embodied by the person I just described! Same goes for ABC's (American Born Chinese). Their take (from what I've been told by my Chinese friends) is that they are Chinese that just happened to be born in America. So why bother with the AB portion?

    I think the census should just track the three 'races' as one question and then break it out by ethnicity. And yes, I would think that Amerindians, Aleutian natives and other idiginous peoples would fall under the Mongoloid race because of specific traits.

    March 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  8. Mikey

    I feel that words can affect peoples emotions and now days it can be like pouring gasoline on a fire. Some people are one day away from being Ben Franklin if they miss their medicine.
    I also believe the Media knows exactly what they are doing and needs to take some responsibility in the matter also. I am afraid that it will take something unfortunate to happen before someone is held accountable, just like shouting fire in a crowded theatre free speach has it moments but there should be held to some level of honesty if you are representing a media outlet that portrays itself as a news channel.
    We now have 24hr a day,7 day a week COMMENTARY OR OPINION MASKING AS NEWS and the days of being corrected or fact checked are gone or do not matter because each network brings its own talking heads with their own set of facts true or not because they more out of wack they are the better the ratings.
    America does not understand that the Media outlets are there to sell ratings and have no beholding to Americans to give them fact base news. You have whole networks that do not hide their intents but clearly have an agenda and the ends must clearly justify the means or they could not sleep at night.
    Wasn't it Bill Oriley that make some comments on his show in regard to a doctor that preforms abortions and shortly there after that doctor was gunned down.
    Where it all ends, I expect people to use more than one source of information because the truth is out there if you are willing to find it.

    March 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  9. MR.AL

    We all know who started all the racil slurs the signs and the Tea Parties!! The disgruntled Republicans Conservatives and Special Intrest. The ones who are going to loose whats going in their pocket. These people want it all and greed is their Leader!!!

    March 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm |