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Details of George W. Bush's re-emergence schedule released

Following what many have called his "triumphant" return to New Orleans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina the Bush Presidential Library released details of his upcoming appearance schedule.

September - Iraq - walking tour and photo opportunities for the grateful people of Baghdad

October - Wall Street - a highly anticipated return to the center of his economic legacy
October - undisclosed - fund raiser for a Presidential candidate. Specifics to be released later

November - Cleveland - off year? There is no off year for Democracy! Reenactment of the resilency of the Democratic spirit. Reenactors please arrive a 6am - former President Bush will make himself available later that afternoon.

New Event Just added!
November - Utah - Former President Bush will tour the site of the NSA Super Intelligence Collection Computer. Speech by Former Vice President Dick Cheney on national security in this new American century to follow


Southern swing
December - Florida - formerly occupied neighborhood specifics to be released later. Prior residents will be able to enjoy a town hall meeting with the former President to discuss "the good old days".

December - Atlanta - the former President will pay homage to his decision to attend the birthday celebrations for the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Standup political fundraising dinner (choice hot dogs or burgers) in Atlanta and New Orleans HE'S BACK AGAIN! to follow at undisclosed locations.

SURPRISE Northern trip
December -Washington DC - Previous site of Walter Reed Military Hospital which was closed after his time in office. Open forum on improving the current state of health care for active duty and Veterans of our Armed Forces.

December - New York City - The big one! Former President Bush will replicate his historic speech to the firefighters and rescue personnel following the attacks of 9/11. Authentic rubble from the Presidential Library's private collection will be on site and available for the public to view.

You can't "run" through a campground

You have to "ran", because it is past tents

Rural Youth Suicide Incidents Close to Double Urban Rate

http://www.boston.com/health/2015/03/09/rural-youth-suicide-incidents-close-double-urban-rate/xRM1wjb31pLkJON8Fb7LcO/story.html

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents aged 10 to 24 and results in approximately 4,600 lives lost every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of suicides for youth living in rural areas is almost double the rate for youth living in urban areas. That’s what a new study by researchers at the Wexner Medical Center in Ohio found. The study, titled “Widening Rural-Urban Disparities in Youth Suicides,” was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Pediatrics on March 9.

“What we found was that suicide rates, even though gun use has decreased and hanging has become the more common method of suicide rates for males and females, we found that suicide rates by firearm and hanging are disproportionately higher in rural areas than in urban areas for both sexes,” said Fontanella.

In the study, Fontanella said she and her colleagues speculated why there may be higher suicide rate in rural areas, including barriers, or limited access, to mental health care, social and geographical isolation, socio-economic factors, and a disproportionate stigma associated with mental illness in rural areas. Firearm ownership may be another consideration.

“Prior research has shown that rural areas tend to have higher rates of suicide, but the fact that these disparities are widening over time is a novel finding,” she said.

9/11 - it looks like they are going with 9/11 to counter the torture report

As DU'er spanone detailed at link the RW noise machine was basically silent on Tuesday when the Senate report came out
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5933435

My Facebook friends who will typically post the most crazed RW talking points/gifs (from Allen West to ijreview to Western Journalism to the more standard Fox News nonsense) have been remarkably silent. Today the first posts are coming out. Pictures of jumpers on 9/11 with "Waterboarding - because we need to stop this from happening" and so forth.


A bit more here (but not much)
http://www.newshounds.us/
http://mediamatters.org

NFL- St. Louis Rams enter field with "Hands up! Don't shoot!" VIDEO

http://deadspin.com/rams-players-enter-field-with-hands-up-dont-shoot-1664860731?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


St. Louis Rams players recognized this week's Ferguson protests with an emphatic gesture during player introductions when several members of the team's receiving corps entered the field in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose.

Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and Kenny Britt came out with their hands up, before being joined by the rest of the team to start the game.

The Tree that Owns Itself

http://www.visitathensga.com/listings/index.cfm?listingID=234&menuID=299

The land on which the tree stands was originally owned by Col. William H. Jackson, a professor at the University of Georgia. Legend has it that in the early 1800s, Professor Jackson, out of love for the great oak, deeded to the tree ownership of itself and the land within eight feet of it on all sides. The marker at the foot of the tree reads as follows: "For and in consideration of the great love I bear this tree and the great desire I have for its protection, for all time, I convey entire possession of itself and all land within eight feet of the tree on all sides." An original deed has not been located, but the Athens community has recognized the tree's title to the surrounding land and has taken measures to protect the tree. Philantrhopist George Foster Peabody paid to install the enclosure surrounding the tree.

The original tree became diseased and was blown down in a windstorm on October 9, 1942, and a new tree was grown from one of its acorns. The Junior Ladies Garden Club grew a sapling from one of the tree's acorns and planted it on the same spot October 9, 1946.

Its property rights have never been questioned.


More NFL - personal message "Jesus" shirt? Not unless it's Nike apparel

From the links I saw on google this will be a RW Facebook post regular


RGIII turns t-shirt about 'Jesus' inside out at press conference

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/15/rgiii-jesus-t-shirt-press-conference

Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch tweeted Sunday that Griffin was forced to invert the shirt by NFL Uniform Inspector and former Redskins player Tony McGee because the shirt was not a Nike product. The NFL has an exclusive apparel agreement with Nike. The league has fined Griffin for his sartorial choices at postgame press conferences before.

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was not told to change the non-Nike t-shirt the he wore during the same postgame press conference.

Another reason for the reversal, however, could have been the NFL's bylaw against clothing with "personal messaging." According to Finlay, who cited NFL bylaws, players are not allowed to wear shirts promoting a personal message during, before or after game days.

A Redskins spokesman said Griffin turned the t-shirt inside out by choice, according to Finlay's report.

FLORIDA MAN chokes wife over lack of fried chicken leftovers: police

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/crime/short-man-chokes-wife-lack-fried-chicken-leftovers-cops-article-1.1941526

Employer health rates rise 3%, worker deductibles top $1,200

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-employer-health-costs-20140910-story.html


The price of employer health insurance rose a modest 3% this year, a major survey shows, but workers will be paying more when they get sick as deductibles soar.

Annual insurance premiums for families increased 3%, on average, to $16,834, according to the survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

Those results reflect a recent trend of slower growth in healthcare costs. But many employers and health-policy experts predict bigger increases for 2015 and beyond as the economy recovers.

Chuck Todd just KNOWS why Obama says 'ISIL' instead of 'ISIS'

Two points first-
1. The reviews for Todd on MTP that I have read have been pretty good. Every review harkens back to Russert and NOT ONE has mentioned his embarrassing "Syria" statement. As you will see below Todd is consumed with Syria (which is, not surprising, a RW talking point).
2. The whole thing is totally disrespectful to the President and the person. The RW has been trying to put words in Obama's mouth and endlessly criticizing him for not saying the words they want to hear. They have demanded that he say TERROR (SAY IT!!) from day one. Romney proceeded into that trap during the debate.

Anyway, here is Chuck Todd's magic decoder ring analysis.



During the panel’s discussion of the foreign policy portion of the interview, Todd revealed why he, and many other pundits, believe Obama is insisting on saying “ISIL” while the rest of the media (including Mediaite) seem to have agreed on “ISIS.”

“Obviously, we refer to it at NBC News as ISIS,” Todd explained to anyone who may have been confused by the two different names. “The Obama administration, the president says the word ISIL. The last ‘S’ stands for Syria. The last ‘L’ they don’t want to have stand for Syria.”

As Todd said, ISIS stands for the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” a designation that could indicate the best way to combat the group is to take them on militarily in both of those countries. ISIL stands for the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.” The Levant is a larger area of the Middle East that actually includes Lebanon and Jordan in addition to Syria. But since the Obama administration has shown much more willingness to attack ISIS in Iraq than they have to attack them in Syria, they seem to have decided it is in their best interest to leave the “S” out of the name.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chuck-todd-knows-why-obama-prefers-isil-to-isis/
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