At least 27 people dead and 109 injured after knife-wielding group attacked Kunming railway station in Yunnan province Associated Press in Beijing, March 1, 2014
A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in south-western China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.
Xinhua did not provide further details [....]
Local television station K6 said that several of the attackers were shot by police and that victims were being transported to local hospitals.
The state-run Yunnan News said that the men were wearing uniforms [....]
80 inmates still at Gitmo, most charged with nothing since placement there over a decade ago - many scheduled for release 7 years ago, but never released; others essentially sentenced to life without trial or release. Is Col. Jessup still defending American Way up on that wall?
We probably can't stand the truth. How many of us realized that in defending Saudi Arabia - right, that Saudi Arabia - we were capturing many of Gitmo's residents from Yemen? Not quite the Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan triad we might expect. When Trump says he'd do more than waterboarding, the awful fact is we've tortured much worse. Which candidate is likely to actually provide release?
Unemployment? Yes, 2 or 3 percent of the working-age population has dropped out of the labor force, but the headline unemployment rate is 5 percent. Wages? They've been stagnant since the turn of the century, but the average family still makes close to $70,000, more than nearly any other country in the world. Health care? Our system is a mess, but 90 percent of the country has insurance coverage. Dissatisfaction with the system? According to Gallup, even among those with incomes under $30,000, only 27 percent are dissatisfied with their personal lives. Like it or not, you don't build a revolution on top of an economy like this. Period.