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Where is your awareness?

The World:
Sochi Winter Olympics: Likeliness of terrorism
Kiev, Ukraine: Weeks of protests turned violent. President wants to side with Russia
South Sudan: Hundreds of thousands killed based now on tribe instead of politics.
Syria: Stalemate in the war with no end in sight. No unification of the rebels means deadlock. Syrian refugees destabilizing the entire region.
Iran eases up on nuclear issue to talk

The US:
NSA rolls on with minors adjustments, no clemency for Snowden
Chris Christy does a belly flop in the Jersey mud.
Washington & Colorado: Smokem' while practicing with your AK-47
No extension on unemployment

I probably missed a lot of stuff, not paying much attention these days...

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@MikeE

I would definitely say that I am glibly optimistic w/o much evidence...

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NFC

49ers at Seahawks should be one for the ages. I've always been a fan of the NFC West for some reason and at least one of my teams will be in the SuperBowl.

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Anna, I wasn't questioning whether Jang Song Thaek had been fed to a pack of starving dogs (although there are those who have questioned whether it went down that way), but rather I was saying that I didn't share your conclusion that "The human race is better than this and will eventually evolve." That's the claim for which I can find no evidence and that's what makes us human: we hope even when there is no reason to do so.

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@MikeE.

"I ♥ Non Sequuntur

> Kim Jong-Un's uncle was stripped naked and fed to 120 starving dogs as the tyrant watched on, a shocking report has claimed...The human race is better than this and will eventually evolve.

I wish I could agree with you, Anna, but there seems to be no evidence for your claim."

This was reported 24-48 hours ago by NBC news.

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You might very well be right, ME

I've been to S. Korea three times before and remember a medium-large sized city in the South named Kwang Jue. Maybe this whole thing was sloppy reporting but I have to believe that the 31 year old wouldn't engage in a diplomatic head-fake of that immensity.

Still, there is Arraratt, the N. Korean version of the Olympics on steroids. The Korean peninsula is tricky, acid-glazed kind of place.

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Fallujah Falls

Al-Qaeda is having a busy weekend in Iraq.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/01/iraq-government-loses-control-fallujah-20141414625597514.html

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I ♥ Non Sequuntur

> Kim Jong-Un's uncle was stripped naked and fed to 120 starving dogs as the tyrant watched on, a shocking report has claimed...The human race is better than this and will eventually evolve.

I wish I could agree with you, Anna, but there seems to be no evidence for your claim.

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That's an eye-opener

That's incredibly hideous Anna. Couldn't believe it until I googled it.

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And, Back to reality on Planet NKR

Kim Jong-Un's uncle was stripped naked and fed to 120 starving dogs as the tyrant watched on, a shocking report has claimed.

An official report in China says Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides.

Then 120 dogs, who had been deprived of food for three days, were allowed to eat them in a process called "quan jue", or execution by dogs.

The report added the entire process lasted for an hour, with Kim, 30, supervising it along with 300 senior North Korea officials.

The things that go on on this planet are simply amazing -- from the sublimely beautiful to the most utterly grotesque it seems as if human beings are capable of anything.

This is the worst thing I've heard since reports of political prisoners being buried in the Eritrean dessert in shipping containers where they are tortured to death.

The human race is better than this and will eventually evolve.

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