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Gringo Starr said:
excelent 2-0...and youre right...the Monk on fire is amazing...to be able to die with no twitch or sound is unbeleivable.Did they say WHY the monks did it?
Thích Quảng Ðức was protesting against the way the administration of the Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm was oppressing the Buddhist religion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Quang_Duc
 

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also, that hotel in dubai, on that helipad where that dood was hitting a golf ball off, they use for tennis sometimes...federer and agassi played on there once. i think that theyre making some 2,200 foot structure in dubai that was gonna outdo the "freedom tower" in NY when it's built.


at 2-0, who was that white dood in the B&W pic in ur first post?
 
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MILITIAWOMAN, TIKRIT, IRAQ: FEBRUARY 2003


'They killed my brother in front of my own eyes,'' says Fatima, who at age 20 is younger than her well-polished M-16. ''They took his body and threw it away somewhere. The hardest part is that I have never found it.'' Fatima joined the widows' battalion in the face of rapidly escalating abuses by Indonesian soldiers. ''They terrorize us more often now,'' she says. ''They tell us Aceh will never be independent. They tell us they will not let it happen."'



Woman soldier. Mozambique 1984
 
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thats in tahiti,worlds thickest wave,they had a competition there at tiapoo.iv seen a better pic were it looks like a straight dent in the ocean,jus a wall of water.and jus think that at the bottom of that wave,your prob 5 feet away from razor sharp coral,dont whipe out your your most likely dead
 
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On June 8, 1972 aircraft dropped napalm on the village of Trang Bang. With her clothes on fire, 9 year old Phan Thi Kim Phuc ran out of the village with her family to be airlifted to hospital.
Former U.S. President Richard Nixon privately wondered whether the photograph of a Vietnamese girl running from a napalm attack had been staged, newly released White House tape recordings show.



Grafitti by the ELN (Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional) one of Colombia's armed left wing groups saying "We will win" has been crossed out by the AUC, Colombia's principal right wing paramilitary group (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia.) Medellin.


Death Squad victims, Civil War, San Salvador, January 1981, El Salvador
 
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Civil War, Managua, November, 1978, Nicaragua


Civil War, February 1978, Nicaragua


In a remote corner of El Salvador, investigators uncovered the remains of a horrible crime -- a crime that Washington had long denied. The villagers of El Mozote had the misfortune to find themselves in the path of the Salvadoran Army's anti-Communist crusade. The story of the massacre at El Mozote -- how it came about, and hy it had to be denied -- stands as a central parable of the Cold War.
 
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French troops fight to hold back Algerians demanding independence



French soldiers with the bodies of dead Algerian independence fighters


Mau Mau freedom fighters wearing animal skins and armed with long knives in a file picture taken in Kiambu.
 
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Rochina Favela - Rio, Brazil


comando vermelho in rochina favela - Rio, Brazil


Rio de Janerio, Brazil: Rochina slums in foreground; upper class high rise apartments in rear
talk about your class divisions
 
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comando vermelho in rochina favela - Rio, Brazil





comando vermelho in rochina favela - Rio, Brazil





CIA secret war veterans in Northern Laos. - band of Hmong guerrillas - abandoned by the Americans at the end of the Vietnam War.
 
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Potala Palace of the Dali Lama in Tibet
Budhism, like any religion (or any group allowed total power), will abuse power when given free reign. Any group given complete control over a nation-state without being answerable to the population will naturally abuse that power.

Look at Tibet during the rule of the Dali Lama. Tibet was a theocratic state in which the budhist monk were the ruling class and the only other class being peasants. The peasant were there only to serve the monks. During this time, the ruling monks employed torture, repressed free expression, and controlled every facet of daily life.

The budhist monks who ran Tibet were simply concerned with retaining their previliged place in society. The supernatural or spiritual should never be allowed a strong voice in running a nation. Reason and proof should be employed by those running a nation and the people of that state should always be given the opportunity to remove their leaders when it is necessary.



1983, President Ronald Reagan ordered U. S. Marines and Army Rangers to invade Grenada.


Monument to Camilo Cienfuegos - Cuban Revolutionary Hero