Arturo Bandini
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Feb 12, 2016 Arturo Bandini commented on The Morning News: ACLU Sues Tacoma Police, Man Attacks Four People on a Bus, and a Mountlake Terrace Woman Is Missing.
" A Tacoma police officer fatally shot Puyallup tribal member Jacqueline Salyers just before midnight on January 28...
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Feb 4, 2016 Arturo Bandini commented on Shooting on Bus Taken as an Opportunity to Reinforce Car Ideology.
One person got shot on a bus. I wonder how many people died or got seriously maimed in car wrecks the same day?
Jan 4, 2016 Arturo Bandini commented on About Those Armed Militia Members/Terrorists Who Seized a Federal Building in Rural Oregon.
Some other occupations in American history: Wounded Knee 1973. Alcatraz 1971, Fort Lawton (Discovery Park) 1970....
Aug 24, 2015 Arturo Bandini commented on Local Activist Wants the Seattle City Council to Acknowledge the Trauma of American Indian Boarding Schools.
"A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains.

When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all.

“Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks. “Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee. “No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare."
May 6, 2015 Arturo Bandini commented on Value Village Flower Bed Death Watch.
well at least they gave it a shot
Apr 8, 2015 Arturo Bandini commented on Drunk of the Week.
The Cirrhosis
Mar 20, 2015 Arturo Bandini commented on The Meteoric Rise of Totchos.
Feb 9, 2015 Arturo Bandini commented on The 2015 Grammy Awards Happened Tonight!.
bread and circuses