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  •  We also have 24-hour news. (4+ / 0-)

    So it feels like we are living from one bomb to the next.

    I kind of half-caught Rachel's segment. Not sure if she mentioned that. MSNBC is great, but they often don't like to shoot the messenger too often, since they're the messenger too.

    (Although, at least, MSNBC does take most of the weekend off, unless there is a huge news event. I find that refreshing and wish the others did too).

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 01:13:18 AM PDT

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    •  Here's bombings in late 60s/early 70s. (2+ / 0-)
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      a gilas girl, grover

      A bit of a golden age for domestic bombings, I guess.

          1969 January 1 – 1970 April 15: 8200 Bombings, attempted bombings and bomb threats attributed to "campus disturbances and student unrest"[16]

        1969 February: Secretary at Pomona College severely injured by bomb.[16]

          1969 March: Student critically injured while attempting to bomb a San Francisco State College classroom.[16]

          1969 August 7: Twenty were injured by radical leftist Sam Melville in a bombing of the Marine Midland Building in New York City.

        1969 August 8: United States Department of Commerce Offices in New York City damaged by bombing

          1969 September 18: The Federal Building in New York City is bombed by radical leftist Jane Alpert.[18]

          1969 October 7: Fifth floor of the Armed Forces Induction Center in New York City devastated by explosion attributed to radical leftist Jane Alpert.

          1969 November 12: A bomb is detonated in the Manhattan Criminal Court building in New York City. Jane Alpert, Sam Melville, and 3 other militant radical leftists are arrested hours later.[18][19]

          1970 May: In reaction to the U.S. invasion of Cambodia, Kent State shootings, and Jackson State killings a Fresno State College computer center is destroyed by a firebomb. While reaction to these three events was massive, most were peaceful.[16]

          1970 August 24: Sterling Hall bombing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in protest of the Army Mathematics Research Center and the Vietnam War, killing one. Bombers Karleton Armstrong, Dwight Armstrong, David Fine, and Leo Burt claimed the death of physicist Robert Fassnacht was unintentional but acknowledged that they knew the building was occupied when they planted the bomb.

          1970 November 21: Bombing of the City Hall of Portland, Oregon in an attempt to destroy the state's bronze Liberty Bell replica. The late night explosion destroyed the display foyer, blew out the building doors, damaged the council hall, and blew out windows more than a block away. The night janitor was injured in the blast. The crime remains unsolved, though a number of local anti-war and radical leftist groups of the era remain the primary suspects.

          1970: Jewish Defense League linked with a bomb explosion outside of Aeroflot's New York City office in protest of treatment of Soviet Jews

          1971: Jewish Defense League linked to a detonation outside of Soviet cultural offices in Washington, D.C. and rifle fire into the Soviet mission to the United Nations

          1971 March 1: The radical leftist group Weatherman explode a bomb in the United States Capitol to protest the U.S. invasion of Laos.

          1974 June 13: The 29th floor of the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was bombed with dynamite at 9:41 pm resulting in no injuries. The radical leftist group Weatherman took credit, but no suspects have ever been identified.[22]

       1974 Summer: "Alphabet Bomber" Muharem Kurbegovich bombs the Pan Am Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport killing three and injuring eight. He also fire bombed the houses of a judge and two police commissioners as well as one of the commissioner's cars. He burned down two Marina Del Rey apartment buildings and threatened Los Angeles with a gas attack. His bomb defused at the Greyhound Bus station was the most powerful the LAPD bomb squad had handled up until that time. His personal vendetta against a judge and the commissioners grew into demands for an end to immigration and naturalization laws, as well as any laws about sex.[23]

          1975 December 29: The LaGuardia Airport Christmas Bomb kills 11 and injures 75. The bombing remains unsolved.[24]

          1975 Fraunces Tavern NYC A bomb was exploded in the building on January 24, 1975, killing four (4) people and injuring more than 50 others. The Puerto Rico nationalist group FALN, the Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation, which had other bomb incidents in New York in the 70's, claimed responsibility. No one was ever prosecuted for the bombing

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:59:22 AM PDT

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