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Has Zimmerman's lawyer already cooked his case?

Especially given the prosecution's strong opeing statement.

Using the AIDS virus to kill cancer

UBUNTU



An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other's hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: "UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?"

'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are"

(from Wimp.com)

So, from now on, I invoke my Fifth Amendment rights at the beginning of any conversation

with law enforcement officers -- even if I've done nothing wrong or illegal...

http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/17/supreme-court-rules-fifth-amendment-has

Supreme Court Rules Fifth Amendment Has to Actually Be Invoked
Scott Shackford|Jun. 17, 2013 4:00 pm

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled today that a potential defendant’s silence can be used against him if he is being interviewed by police but is not arrested (and read his Miranda rights) and has not verbally invoked the protection of the Fifth Amendment.

Tim Lynch at the Cato Institute explains that the Salinas v. Texas case was intended to be about whether prosecutors during a trial could cast aspersions on a defendant’s silence during questioning that took place prior to arrest — prior to the defendent being told he had the right to remain silent. Instead, the Supreme Court determined that they wouldn’t need to rule on the matter because the defendant had never invoked the Fifth Amendment’s protection. This decision means that it’s the responsibility of the individual to know about the protections offered by the Fifth Amendment even prior to arrest and to actually verbally invoke it:


The Court said Salinas simply remained silent and did not “formally” invoke any constitutional right, so prosecutors could offer commentary to the jury. What’s most disturbing about the ruling is its discussion of “burdens.” The plurality put the onus on the individual, not the government. That is the profound error in the decision. As the dissenters noted, in the circumstances of the case, it was evident what Salinas was doing. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has complicated the law for persons who are the most vulnerable–persons who lack education, persons who do not speak English very well, persons who may suffer from mental problems, and persons who may be under the influence of alcohol. This is a bad day for the Bill of Rights.

Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent notes that it should have been fairly clear that the defendant was invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself even if he didn’t use the words “Fifth Amendment”:


more at the link

Bill Maher’s HILARIOUS ‘Celebrity Confessions’ Signs! Parts 1 & 2



When words just aren't enough -- Say it with BACON!

Parody of the Cheerios biracial commercial ...






http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/cheerios-parody-hilarious-biracial-ad_n_3436239.html?1371143128

Patrick Stewart Gives Passionate Response to Question At Comicpalooza 2013

Published on May 29, 2013


This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.

When he embraced me he told me "You never have to go through that again, you're safe now". I just kept thanking him.

I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you.

This video is owned by Oswald Vinueza.


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Every Memorial Day, every Veterans Day the same thought crosses my mind when I see

all the tributes and the "Thank you for your service" posts, posters, PSAs, etc.

This cartoon expresses my thoughts and feelings exactly.

Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Disclaimer: I don't know anything abuot this online publication, ergo, do not know how reliable it is... Has anyone heard anything on this story?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/illinois-illegally-seizes-bees-resistant-to-monsantos-roundup-kills-remaining-queens/5336210

Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

The Illinois Ag Dept. illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News.

Behind the obvious violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto. Ingram was researching Roundup’s effects on bees, which he’s raised for 58 years. “They ruined 15 years of my research,” he told Prairie Advocate, by stealing most of his stock.


Ingram can prove his bees did not have foulbrood, and planned to do so at a hearing set in April, but the state seized his bees at the end of March. They have not returned them and no one at the Ag Dept. seems to know where his bees are.

The bees could have been destroyed, or they could have been turned over to Monsanto to ascertain why some of his bees are resistant to Roundup. Without the bees as evidence, Ingram simply cannot defend against the phony charges of foulbrood


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