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Girl buys water, spends night in jail



Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News 3 hours ago
The Sideshow Society


Felony charges were dropped on Thursday against a 20-year-old University of Virginia student who says she panicked when undercover agents from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control division mistook her water purchase for beer.

According to Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress, the student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking to her car on April 11 at approximately 10:15 p.m. with a box of sparkling water, cookie dough and ice cream she had just bought from a local supermarket when the agents—six men and one woman, all in plainclothes—approached suspecting the box, a blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water, to be a 12-pack of beer. One jumped on the hood of her SUV; another pulled out a gun, Daly said, as her roommates seated inside looked on in horror.

"They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform," Daly wrote in an account submitted to the court. "I couldn't put my windows down unless I started my car, and when I started my car they began yelling to not move the car, not to start the car. They began trying to break the windows. My roommates and I were ... terrified."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/uva-girl-water-beer-jail-181104442.html

Since we have few fervent Zimmerman defenders here, it's time for a poll...

Do you or do you not think that Trayvon Martin was an innocent person who should not been chased around the dark by an armed and highly suspicious George Zimmerman?

If you do think that Martin should have been chased by Zimmerman, why should he have been?

The most important turning point in civilization was the harvesting of seeds and grains...

Before there was even human civilization on this planet, one of the most important events was the global spread of grasses, the precursors of our harvested grains. These grasses spread all over the Earth like a wildfire, adapting and cultivating themselves to completely diverse environments.

Now imagine that someone is given ownership of seeds and grains. Grains that have no limits to where and when they could find themselves at any particular place and time.

Grains and seeds that are essential to the sustenance of life.

It's like giving someone ownership of the wind and water.

It's handing your own survival over to someone who only cares to make a profit from it.

GMO grains migrate like any other grass and grow where they weren't even planted.

If anything, this alone should be the reason to outlaw them.





Global Oligarchy, it's ON!









TURKEY:

SCOTLAND:

SOUTH AFRICA:

TANZANIA:

PAKISTAN:

CANADA:






Swing!

Yay, Cops! They're the best.



An Ohio policeman shot to death a litter of kittens on Wednesday, telling a group of screaming children that the animals would be going to “kitty heaven”. But instead of firing the officer, the local police department cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Humane Officer Barry Accorti was responding to a report of a litter of feral cats that were located in the woodpile of a home in North Ridgeville on June 10. The resident who made the call said the cats were bringing fleas to the home and leaving dead wildlife in her backyard. Twenty minutes after the call was made, the officer arrived at the scene. After spotting the five kittens, he told the resident’s distressed children that the cats would be going to heaven. Shortly thereafter, he took a gun from his vehicle and shot the animals to death.

“He informed that shelters were full and that these cats would be going to kitty heaven,” Ohio SPCA Director Teresa Landon told the Cleveland Sun News. “She assumed he would be trapping them or something and taking them to a shelter and they would be humanely euthanized if they were not adopted.”

Initially, the woman who made the call assumed that the gun was a tranquilizer. But to her surprise, the 8-to-10 week-old kittens were shot dead, just 15 feet from the back door to her house.

“She was very distraught when this happened,” Landon said. “He started shooting them right in front of her. Her children were upstairs in view of the windows. They started screaming and crying because they heard the gunshots. They started screaming, ‘Mommy, he’s killing the kittens.’”

http://rt.com/usa/cop-accorti-kittens-shooting-669/


Insurance Firms Warn of the ‘Uninsurable’ Future of Climate Change

It warns that the speed at which global oceans are warming is threatening the industry’s ability to sell affordable policies around the world, with parts of the United Kingdom (UK) and the U.S. state of Florida already facing “a risk environment that is uninsurable.”

And these areas are unlikely to be the last that will experience such problems.
But in the UK, hundreds of thousands of homeowners in areas at high risk of flooding will still be able to insure their properties, after the government struck a deal with the industry.

The deal—introduced as part of the government’s new water bill—comes just weeks before the current agreement is set to expire and follows lengthy negotiations with the Association of British Insurers.
The agreement will cap flood insurance premiums, linking them to council tax bands so that people in high risk areas will know the maximum they will have to pay, while a levy on all UK household insurers will be used to create a fund to cover claims for people in high-risk homes.

The new bill also includes plans to increase competition in the water market and improve drought resilience. Meanwhile the government announced an extra £370 million of flood protection funding for 2015-2016 and committed to increase funding each year to 2020—adding to the £2.3 billion they say is currently earmarked for flood defenses.
There has been rising friction in recent years between the insurance industry and governments around the world who are struggling to shore up flood protection.

The Geneva Association—which is overseen by executives from some of the world’s largest insurance firms—warns that governments will have to step up their action to protect their towns from the effects of climate change.



http://ecowatch.com/2013/insurance-firms-warn-uninsurable-future-climate-change/


Suck on it, Global Climate Change Deniers.

Still not digging on how that's supposed to work...

Grandma Rawks!

Apocalypse Gnome

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