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Ghetto Poet

What is freedom now in America.
Blacks cant escape while Africans work at 7/11,
Mexicans can enter but can mow our lawns,
and yet white people still here committing most crimes,
but doing less time.
How do upset the status quo?
By saying no more no more no mo!
Fuck your flow who has the normal joe working overtime;
not saving a dime.

When all is said and done the people who read
who struggle will beget none.
They will do unto others and follow the golden path
not yet avoiding man's wrath,
upset maybe at the what they have been dealt
sporting bruises and welts
from times past and turbulent.
Nothing seems permanent;
I want to believe that all can be said an done
in the universe that is all and One,
But Fragmentation
has me thinkin
that life is futile and vacant
and lo and behold
I am told that nothing if foretold
but that doesnt stop me from
contemplating hypocrisy
and in this time
i delivered a shitty rhyme.


"Hi Mr. Officers."....."Blam Blam Blam Blam & Blam"


"I don't need a semi-automatic rifle to shoot a duck. Maybe you do"

Rep. Nolan, Mills spar over guns, taxes, health care
It’s the only scheduled debate in 8th District race, Minnesota’s hottest.


On guns, Mills touted his “A” rating by the National Rifle Association and said Nolan’s positions on restricting semi-automatic weapons and limiting magazine capacities were not in line with the district’s values.

“We need to enforce the laws we currently have rather than making up new ones,” Mills said.

Said Nolan to Mills: “I don’t need a semi-automatic rifle to shoot a duck. Maybe you do. Maybe you should spend more time on your shooting range.”


Flashback Quote of the Day

Flashback Quote of the Day

"I cannot predict precisely what the rate would be at the end of one year. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by a virtue of the polices that we put in place, we get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, perhaps a little lower."

-- Mitt Romney, quoted by MSNBC in May 2012, noting the unemployment rate is already down to 5.9% without Romney's policies.


Man practicing open carry law robbed of gun - he was openly carrying

Man practicing open carry law robbed of gun
Gresham man robbed of gun he was openly carrying

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A man practicing his open carry right was robbed of the gun he was openly carrying.

William Coleman III was robbed of his Walter- brand P22 just after 2:00 a.m. October 4 in Gresham by a young man who asked him for it — and flashed his own weapon as persuasion.

Coleman, 21, was talking to his cousin in the 17200 block of NE Glisan St., after purchasing the handgun earlier that day, when a young man asked him for a cigarette, police said.

The man then asked about the gun, pulled a gun from his own waistband and said “”I like your gun. Give it to me.”



GOP Hopefuls: "We don't have to agree with decision-As long as we're not against it we should be ok"

Simon Maloy @SimonMaloy
well here's your quote for the day http://time.com/3475808/supreme-court-gay-marriage-2016-republican/
6:18 AM - 7 Oct 2014


FBI whistleblower: Florida Gov. Scott ‘was the father’ of fraud at his former company

An accountant who became an FBI whistleblower in a Medicare fraud investigation against a hospital chain spoke out on Monday, saying the company’s former chief executive, Florida Governor Rick Scott, must have known about hundreds of millions of dollars in theft.

“Fraud was brewing in the DNA of Rick Scott’s company from the very beginning, and he was the father of it,” John Schilling said at a news conference organized by the rival gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Charlie Crist.

Scott, a founder of the hospital company Colombia/HCA, was ousted as its chief executive officer in 1997 but not charged in the case. The fraud led to $1.7 billion in federal penalties, which was then the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history.

The Florida Republican Party shrugged off the accusation, which Scott successfully dealt with in his 2010 election, saying Crist had become desperate in the final four weeks of the campaign.


BREAKING: Federal Court Strikes Down One Of The Most Aggressive Gerrymanders In The Country

Source: Think Progress

One of the most aggressive gerrymanders in the country is unconstitutional, according to a divided three-judge panel in Virginia. In 2012, President Barack Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney by three points in the state of Virginia. Nevertheless, Republicans control eight of the state’s eleven congressional districts. Yet, according to an opinion by Judge Allyson Duncan, a George W. Bush appointee, the maps that produced this result are unconstitutional and the legislature must “act within the next legislative session to draw a new congressional district plan.”

Although this will permit the 2014 elections to be run under the old maps, new maps must be in place by 2016 (assuming, of course, that this decision is not reversed on appeal). As Virginia currently has a Democratic governor, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be able to veto any plan which is unfair to his fellow Democrats, while the GOP-controlled legislature will no doubt push for a map that serves Republican interests. Because the current maps favor Republicans so strongly, however, the likely result will be maps that are much more favorable to Democrats.

The flaw in the current maps arises from the state’s Third Congressional District, currently represented by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA). In a professed effort to comply with the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that new congressional maps do not cause a ‘‘retrogression in the position of racial minorities with respect to their effective exercise of the electoral franchise,” (a requirement that has since been neutered by the Supreme Court,) the new maps packed an additional 44,711 African American voters into Rep. Scott’s district — thus preventing these black voters from influencing elections in other districts. This decision, according to the court, was not allowed.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/10/07/3577120/breaking-federal-court-declares-virginias-congressional-maps-unconstitutional/


Link to Decision Here:

Gays Ruin Marriage...

Chicken Little

While 95 percent of Americans eat meat and poultry, few have heard of a chemical called peracetic acid, for instance, used to douse chicken carcasses as they go down the line at the slaughterhouse. The chemical bath is necessary because the birds live in a crowded barn on top of their own feces, and pathogens can follow them into the processing


The one on the left is a breed from 1957. The middle one is a 1978 breed. And the one on the right is a commercial 2005 breed called the Ross 308 broiler. They’re all the same age. …


Chicken farmers are in no position to change the meat industry. They know the companies hold power over them, and are loathe to push back. It seems that the same dynamics hold true in Washington, where lawmakers are working hand in hand with the nation’s biggest meatpackers.

On April 30th, the US House of Representatives held a public hearing to investigate the health of the nation’s meat industry. The hearing was advertised beforehand and streamed live over the Internet. What wasn’t advertised or broadcast was the party the night before.

The Agriculture Committee hearing room is located in a building across the street from the Capitol, and a balcony off one side has a wonderful view of the dome and the Washington Mall beyond. On the evening of April 29th, this is where one of the nation’s biggest meat lobbying groups threw a party for members of the House Committee. Appropriately, the North American Meat Association decided to have a barbecue. The group moved a large buffet table into the middle of the hearing room and heaped it high with brisket, macaroni, and other makings of a classic feast. There was an open bar nearby, and the room was packed and noisy. Lobbyists and congressional staffers filled their plates and grabbed their drinks and mingled on the balcony. At the end of the night, the buffet table and bar were removed, the floor was cleaned up, and the furniture was arranged for the next day’s event.

The congressional hearing itself was less interesting than the party. Representatives went through a kind of Kabuki act, questioning the meat lobbyists and company representatives sitting in front of them in a way that seemed clumsily scripted. No one seemed interested in asking about monopolies, tournament systems, or competition. They wanted to know, again, how much the meat industry was being hurt by the federal mandate to produce ethanol. And just how much, again, did the industry detest a new rule that would require them to label meat imported from overseas as such?

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