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Please don't drunkenly chase the bears, Massachusetts police urge


Add a new worry to the list facing police officers in western Massachusetts: People getting drunk and chasing bears.

"The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to not chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk. Yes that really did happen tonight," police in the city of 13,500 people in a mountainous area near the Massachusetts-Vermont border requested on Facebook late on Monday.

The post, which was confirmed as authentic by a police dispatcher on Tuesday, came after officers responded to a call reporting a disturbance and found an inebriated man who had set out to drive bears away from his property, the dispatcher said.

The man was taken into protective custody due to his intoxication and later released without charges, the dispatcher said.

Police want bikers off streets after deadly Texas shooting


The local Harley Davidson dealership was closed, motorcycle riders were asked to stay off the roads and police snipers took to rooftops to watch Waco streets after a deadly gangland shooting caused many to cast a colder eye on bikers.

Police did not say how long the request would last.

Riders asked the public to take a breath, relax and realize that criminality is the rare exception for members of motorcycle clubs.

Waco Police said they have been threatened by motorcycle gangs after a Sunday shoot out between rivals at a Twin Peaks restaurant that left nine dead and 18 injured. They asked bikers to stay off the streets because it was difficult to distinguish between law-abiding riders and those bent on criminality.

The Latest on Waco Shooting: Warning on Biker Gang Violence


6 p.m. (CDT)

Texas authorities issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies earlier this month warning of increasing violence between two motorcycle gangs.

The May 1 bulletin obtained by Dallas television station WFAA (http://bit.ly/1HqTbze ) says there had been skirmishes and talk of war between the Bandidos and Cossacks for months.

Nine gang members were killed Sunday when a melee broke out at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.

The bulletin was issued by the Texas Joint Information Center run by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It said the conflict might stem from Cossacks refusing to pay Bandidos dues for operating in Texas and for wearing the Texas patch on their vests without the Bandidos' approval.

Department of Texas spokesman Tom Vinger would not confirm or deny the authenticity of the bulletin, citing agency policy.

a vent

PBO as Trojan Horse?


*holds head in hands*

Spiritual descendants of FDR's critics

Nuff said!

Yes yes I know all about internment camps, no anti-lynching law, court packing etc etc etc.

Caught on camera: Cows’ close encounter with Oklahoma tornado

from: http://kfor.com/2015/05/16/caught-on-camera-cows-close-encounter-with-oklahoma-tornado/

As far as I can see, the moo cows escaped with their bovine lives! LONG LIVE OUR MOO COW OVERLORDS!

Cloudiest Places on Earth Revealed in Stunning New Image


"No more cloudy days," The Eagles promise to a new love interest in the 2006 song of the same name. Keeping that promise might require going off-planet.

As a new NASA image reveals, the Earth is a cloudy place. According to the space agency, clouds cover about 67 percent of the Earth's surface at any given time, and less than 10 percent of the skies over the ocean are sunny and blue. Now, more than a decade's worth of data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite reveals where clouds gather and where skies tend to be clear.

The blue-and-white image averages daily cloud observations from the satellite between July 2002 and April 2015. It reveals a mostly hazy Earth with three especially cloudy zones.

These zones are linked to the global circulation patterns in Earth's atmosphere. According to NASA's Earth Observatory, in the mid-latitudes, polar air masses collide with Ferrel cells, which circulate air westward at high altitudes and eastward at the surface. These patterns cause air to rise around 60 degrees north and south of the equator, promoting the formation of clouds in these two zones. These same patterns push air downward between 15 degrees and 30 degrees from the equator, resulting in the cloud-free zones seen in desert areas such as Australia and northern Africa.

a few thoughts, if I may

1- It's so important to get effective treatment. You have the ABSOLUTE RIGHT, whether your treatment is free or costs an arm and a leg, to get effective treatment. That includes your medication and all therapies (individual, couples, family, etc).

2- Your doctor/nurse practitioner/PA/whoever prescribes your meds needs to take time to listen to you! If you have questions about your meds or side effects, please ask. Sometimes the info on the net is wrong and/or confusing.

3- My entire point is to minimize your suffering. Yes, mental illness/psych stuff sucks but it doesn't have to suck excessively. What's "excessive suffering" ? That's a good question to discuss with your doctor and/or therapist. Sometimes, sadly, everything that can be done is being done and one must cope as well as humanly possible.

Anyway... I hope I helped ONE person today. I know most of us already know what I said, but lurkers sometimes don't.

Have a wonderful day.

Walmart's 'Worst Nightmare' Competition Has Cashiers And Produce Clerks With $1 Million Pensions


WinCo -- a low-cost grocery store chain from Idaho -- is being described as Walmart's 'worst nightmare' in a recent Time Article:

Retail analysts say that the world’s biggest retailer has reason to fear a small grocery chain that’s based in Idaho and boasts a business model that allows it to undercut Walmart on prices.

So about that eye-catching Walmart quote. Those are the words of Burt Flickinger III, a widely respected supermarket retailing industry expert who works for the Strategic Resource Group. Flickinger was quoted in a recent Idaho Statesman story about WinCo, a chain of roughly 100 supermarkets in the western U.S., based in Boise.

“WinCo arguably may be the best retailer in the Western U.S.,” Flickinger says while touring a WinCo store. “WinCo is really unstoppable at this point,” he goes on. “They’re Walmart’s worst nightmare.”

Flickinger isn’t the only industry insider discussing WinCo and Walmart in the same breath. “While many supermarkets strive to keep within a few percentage points of Walmart Stores’ prices, WinCo Foods often undersells the massive discount chain,” the industry publication Supermarket News explained last spring.

more at link

Snapshots of celebrities hanging out together (27 Photos), DIALUP WARNING PIC HEAVY


Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland

Chuck Berry and Mick Jagger

Eddie Murphy (looking like a badass) with Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, and Richard Pryor

Hugh Laurie, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch

Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Humphrey Bogart sneaking a peek

Warren Buffet showing off his tie to Jay-Z

Jack Nicholson and the Monkees

Famous best friends Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen

James Brown with the Rolling Stones

Slash, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper

Tupac and KISS

Mick Jagger fanning out on Andy Warhol

Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood

Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Annie Leibovitz and Amy Poehler

Steve Martin and Don Rickles

Old Spice Guy (Isaiah Mustafa) and the Most Interesting Man in the World (Fernando Lamas)

Of course, if you want to see all 27, just go to the link. Enjoy!
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