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Started 2/26/16 by gunter; 167762 views.
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From: gunter

Jul-30

Celebrate!

Republican Senators bumping fists after sinking the Veterans Health bill.

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From: gunter

Aug-5

Seems the driver was a drunk Native American.  Don't know yet if he was just drunk or had something else in mind.

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From: gunter

Aug-5

I gather ... Gallup Police responded to reports of several people consuming alcohol. When they arrived, the driver put the vehicle in gear and fled through the parade. After being arrested Jeff Irving stated they were watching the parade and then decided to leave.

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From: gunter

Aug-9

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From: gunter

Aug-12

Salman Rushdie has been stabbed in the neck at a Upstate New York event. Condition still unknown at this time..

As I understand, the stabber shown below stands to earn $3 million from Iran?

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From: gunter

Aug-12

According to his agent, Rushdie is on a ventilator.
'The news is not good, he will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.'

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From: gunter

Aug-12

Seems his Satanic Verses is racking up quite a record, something he's been able  to elude until now.

At least 45 people were killed in riots over the book, including 12 people in Rushdie's hometown of Mumbai. In 1991, a Japanese translator of the book was stabbed to death and an Italian translator survived a knife attack. In 1993, the book’s Norwegian publisher was shot three times and survived.

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From: gunter

Aug-13

looking good ...

Salman Rushdie is off the ventilator,  able to talk and even joking about his ordeal!

Looks like the assassin will miss out on the $3 million award.

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