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Oct 3 monorail commented on Netflix's Amanda Knox Leaves People of Color Out of the Story.
@10 Mignini's theory of the crime as presented in a preliminary hearing on Oct. 19, 2008:

"...premeditated and was in addition a 'rite' celebrated on the occasion of the night of Halloween, a sexual and sacrificial rite... In the intention of the organizers, the rite should have occurred twenty-four hours earlier, but on account of a dinner at the house of horrors, organized by Meredith's and Amanda's Italian flatmates, it was postponed by one day. The presumed assassins contented themselves with the evening of 1 November to perform their do-it-yourself rite, when for some hours it would again be the night of All Saints."

He also said Knox "has the look of a she-devil." It's a bit alarming to me that so many Slog readers (and writers) are on board with a witch trial.
Oct 3 monorail commented on Netflix's Amanda Knox Leaves People of Color Out of the Story.
While I have no idea how the murder unfolded or who was involved, there is one thing I am quite sure of: prosecutor Giuliano Mignini is a raving lunatic. He is obsessed with Satanism, and his starting point for each case involves a wildly outlandish Satanic conspiracy. In the Monster of Florence case, when a journalist published unflattering stories about Mignini, Mignini ordered the journalist arrested and charged him with being involved in the murders (a ludicrous accusation).

There are a lot of parallels between this case and the West Memphis Three: police/prosecutors obsessed with Satanism, prosecutions based largely on disapproval of lifestyle, etc.
Aug 4 monorail commented on This New York Times Video of Trump Supporters is Disturbing.
And then we have Clinton, talking about "bringing African-Americans to heel," and vowing unconditional support to racist psychopath Netanyahu, and praising the IDF for mass-murdering Palestinian children, and shoring up support for a coup regime in Honduras which hunts down and murders environmental activists.

So, yes-- maybe we SHOULD talk about Jill Stein.
Jul 29 monorail commented on Science News: Jill Stein Down With Some Pseudoscience, Cougars Could Save Human Lives by Eating Deer but They Might Eat Some of Us Too.
Wow, 'the Stranger' is really turning into a cesspool of dishonest anti-progressive hysteria. Between Dan "Rahm" Savage and this clown, I feel like I'm reading a Rupert Murdoch rag.
Jul 29 monorail commented on Palestinian Human Rights Sign Yanked Out of Washington Delegate's Hand: "This Is Almost Like Racism".
@6 @7 You might want to consider more recent history... like 2014, when Clinton cheered on the mass-murder of 500 Palestinian children, and praised the IDF for targeting schools and hospitals. Or even more recently, when she vowed unconditional support for racist psychopath Netanyahu.
Jul 21 monorail commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@57 Very, very well said.
Jul 21 monorail commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
Excellent response from the Green Party.

Dan Savage subscribes to what I call the "Rahm Emmanuel Doctrine." This doctrine states that to advance a progressive agenda, progressives should sit down and shut up and surrender unconditionally to the center-right leadership of the Democratic Party; that we should cheerfully go along with the Patriot Act, the invasion of Iraq, extrajudicial execution/kill lists, double-tap drone strikes, the imprisonment of whistleblowers, prosecution of child soldiers (using evidence obtained through torture), slaughter of Palestinian children, warrantless surveillance, etc, etc; and that by proclaiming our unconditional devotion to the proponents of these policies (as long as they have that magical "-D" after their name), and letting them know we will vote for them no matter how savagely they trample upon human rights and civil liberties, we will somehow be advancing progressive ideals.

Of course, Rahm Emmanuel doesn't really believe in this doctrine; he simply espouses it as part of his agenda to shut down progressives. I suspect Dan Savage is the same way.
Jul 19 monorail commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
@23 here's some more of Clinton's platforms:

--supported the bombing of schools and hospitals in Gaza in 2014, singing the praises of the IDF as they murdered 500 Palestinian children. Criticized Obama for expressing concern about the slaughter
--has vowed unconditional support for the openly-racist Netanyahu regime
--supports the coup regime in Honduras, which is currently hunting down and killing environmental activists
--supports the imprisonment of whistleblowers
--supports warrantless surveillance, government secrecy, and the patriot act
Jul 12 monorail commented on Democratic Party Officially Favors Pot Legalization, Thanks to Bernie Sanders and His Movement.
@1 ignore the formatting comment, it's been fixed.