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August 17th, 2014
thesmithian
you…actually seem to believe…that it is plausible for a sworn and armed officer to kill a citizen and do so in anonymity.
July 19th, 2014
thesmithian

"Elected officials…it can be Democrat, Republican, from any background, from any part of the country—take their oaths and all of a sudden are surrounded by people who only tell them what they want to hear…They only hear good news and become insulated from the public. Often they don’t even believe their own polling numbers because of their profound self-assurance. This kind of thinking can easily lead to arrogance and a sense of entitlement. Some people lose their moral compass. Some never had one…[Ray] Nagin ran for office with the best of intentions. His lack of political experience was a plus as a candidate, but a deficit as mayor. His fall has been a disappointment not only to the city but also to so many who supported him and had high hopes for him."

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"Elected officials…it can be Democrat, Republican, from any background, from any part of the country—take their oaths and all of a sudden are surrounded by people who only tell them what they want to hear…They only hear good news and become insulated from the public. Often they don’t even believe their own polling numbers because of their profound self-assurance. This kind of thinking can easily lead to arrogance and a sense of entitlement. Some people lose their moral compass. Some never had one…[Ray] Nagin ran for office with the best of intentions. His lack of political experience was a plus as a candidate, but a deficit as mayor. His fall has been a disappointment not only to the city but also to so many who supported him and had high hopes for him."

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June 10th, 2014
thesmithian

'…what if the legacy of these cases is a disturbing tendency to disbelieve children who say they are being molested?'

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May 29th, 2014
thesmithian
…they beat the women, they used the chairs, broke the chairs, they broke bottles, they did all kinds of things over the heads of very, very civil women and men…

Obiageli Ezekwesili

leader of the protest, [who] said at least 30 buses had brought people from rural areas to disrupt the rally…calling on [Nigeria’s] leadership to do more to rescue more than 200 girls kidnapped by the armed group Boko Haram

May 6th, 2014
thesmithian

aromaeus:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

I hear no lies.

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Radio on 86th Street
April 30th, 2014
thesmithian
Our wives have grown bitter…cry all day. The abduction of our children and the news of them being married off is like hearing of the return of the slave trade.

Yakubu Ubalala

whose 17- and 18-year-old daughters Kulu and Maimuna are among the disappeared [in Nigeria].

April 29th, 2014
thesmithian

'…Sanya, along with two friends, escaped. So did forty others. The rest have vanished, and their families have not heard any word of them since.'

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April 13th, 2014
thesmithian

"I’m going to go eat dinner with my mother and my family, and I’m going to live the rest of my life."

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April 4th, 2014
thesmithian

'…almost every buzzworthy drama now on television features a female main character who has been raped.'

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April 3rd, 2014
thesmithian
…it’s true that everyone makes their own truth. Nobody knows that more than someone who tells lies that get believed.
April 3rd, 2014
thesmithian
…while black women in the US are making strides in education and business and affecting political trends with stellar voter turnout numbers, they remain more vulnerable to health problems and violence than any other group. Their strength at the polls is not reflected in elected positions.
March 16th, 2014
thesmithian

A Texas dad disgusted with his daughter’s lesbian lifestyle murdered the young woman and her lover, the girl’s mother said…

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March 12th, 2014
thesmithian

A man who tells a woman he loves her—who does, in fact, love her—can kill her, too. Forgetting that is a profound domestic danger. There are many forms of intimacy, which can impinge on each other…

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