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I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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O'Reilly Declares Himself Vindicated over Accusations of Fabrications Because of Ratings.

Crooks and Liars


3/25/15...8:28 pm..
posted by ..News Hound Ellen...at Crooks and Liars
Bill O’Reilly visited The Late Show with David Letterman last night where he argued that “folks decided” he was not guilty of any of the many fabrications he has been accused of – because his ratings went up. But have they stayed up?

Letterman asked O’Reilly if there’s a similarity between his situation and Brian Williams (currently on suspension from NBC News because he was caught exaggerating his Iraq war experiences).

“Only if I did something that wasn’t true,” O’Reilly said. “What I said was accurate.”

He continued, “We had a controversy, and we put forth what my side was, and they put forth what their side was, and folks decided. And it worked out OK for me. I got even more viewers …20% up.”

“Twenty percent up, when people thought you were making stuff up?” Letterman questioned.

“But they didn’t think that because I hit it immediately hard,” O’Reilly claimed, “and I said, ‘Look, this is the facts, this is what happened.’”

In reality, O’Reilly has not settled the controversy. He responded to some degree (without answering many of the questions) to allegations about his coverage of the Falklands war. His response to having claimed to see nuns murdered during the civil war in El Salavador was especially flimsy and he was even criticized by the orders of the victims. His claims about a JFK assassination figure seem conclusively disproven, and O’Reilly refused to respond to the contentions of six of his former news colleagues that an attack by protesters during the Los Angeles riots was vastly overstated.

You decide, which is better??

DECIDE.......WHICH IS BETTER??? ............................................................................................................
Being grateful that you prevented an auto accident because you were alert and totally aware of what was going on while you were driving.......or..................Having doubt, grief, guilt, sadness and remorse about killing someone while you were driving, because you were texting and not paying complete attention. .................................................................. ..
CHOOSE...IT IS UP TO YOU..YOU HAVE A CHOICE.....................................................................................................................

Ideas to prevent people from falling and injuring themselves.

I think these ideas can help prevent falls..

1. In walking around your home... never walk in socks. . Socks by nature are very slippery.
2. Although your feet may be cold, it is safer to walk with bare feet than socks..The lines and grooves under your soles, are natural grabbers. They stabilize the body and prevent falls. So do good shoes..
3. As we walk down the stairs, always grab the handrails. Always. Both hands. If there is a slip or stumble, then by holding on, you are immediately protected, and will probably prevent any possible fall. I have had stumbles, and the holding on, totally prevented any falls..
4. Also, walking down stairs, slow down...what is the rush?.by slowing down when walking down steps, some falls might be prevented.
5. Buy shoes with grooves and indentions on soles.. Walking shoes in sports stores, have those which grab on to the surface one walks on... But any kind of stable shoe would probably be better than slippers, because some slippers have no grooves to protect from falls. I would probably put slippers in the same category as socks.
6. There are some socks with bumps on them. The kind given to people in hospitals and rehab facilities. Some of those might help.. they are the only exception to rule number one..but still be very careful even with these kind of socks. The grabber bumps often have dirt and dust on them, and those bumps are not that effective if that happens.
7. Grab handrails walking up..(can't hurt, can it?]
8. Be especially careful of wet surfaces of any kind. slow down even more..
9. Look where you are walking..Why? because if we don't look, (say we are distracted by our obsession to text or talk on the cell phone) then we may miss a imperfection or crack in the sidewalk or surface we are walking on. If we hit a misplaced bump in surface, or an irregularity, that can cause a fall. If we watch where we are walking, and see it coming, we can walk around it or over it. Lots of sidewalks are older and have those kind of imperfections. Now that sounds kind of simple, but so many of us are distracted, and in a rush to get somewhere, that we do not look where we are walking. If we see something coming, prevention is much easier than catching ourselves while falling....

Good luck to all, and add what may have been left out..Of course most of these are just common sense, but listing them here and discussing these ideas, might prevent someone from falling.

This is the reason to support the democratic candidate, whoever it is

The next President could appoint members to the Supreme Court.

Nichols " Mr. Spock was a McGovernite"- Daily Kos


John Nichols at The Nation writes Mr. Spock Was a McGovernite: Remembering Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Live Long and Prosper’ Politics:
George McGovern’s anti-war candidacy for the presidency in 1972 attracted a good deal of celebrity support. But few Hollywood figures worked as hard as Nimoy to advance the cause of the Democratic presidential contender.

Beginning in January of 1972, when he trekked to New Hampshire on behalf of what was then considered to be McGovern’s uphill battle for the nomination, Nimoy traveled to thirty-five states on the South Dakota senator’s behalf. Grainy photos and news reports from more than four decades ago tell the story of a young Nimoy campaigning in the southwest with Latinos, in urban centers with African-Americans, in rural Oregon and even in Alaska.

Nimoy did not mind trading on his Star Trek celebrity to appeal for McGovern. He even joked at campaign stops that “I’m at a disadvantage. I’ve spent most of my previous life on Vulcan, so I don’t know too much about the people in this country.”

A joke about finding the "meaning of life"

A very rich man decides he wants to find the "meaning of life."...He lives in Manhattan, in an incredible apartment with "everything at his fingertips"...So he reads up on the subject and gets into deep meditation and philosophical literature. He practices everything he can try, and in the process hears about a Guru living in Tibet who lives on top of a mountain and knows, "the meaning of life"..ok well he looks into the story and finds that this is true...so,

Our rich friend starts to work out and set up an trip to Tibet and a trek up the mountain. He hires a trainer, and arranges for a number of Yaks and guides to take him up the mountain. Given his lack of exercise, and the very high altitude of the home where the Guru lives..... it takes him 4 months to get ready for the journey..

He is ready..He gets to the bottom of the mountain, and his entourage is there. 15 Yaks and 8 guides and equipment with plenty of supplies to trek up the mountain and get to the small home that the Guru lives in..It takes him a week or so to make the trek, but he finally gets to the home, and walks into it, places a large donation in the correct place, and meets and aid to the Guru..The aid and rich man walk into a dimly lit room, with candles and quiet music. The Guru looks up, and asks, "What would you like to know my friend?"

The rich man says, "I would like to know the meaning of life?" ...The Guru looks up, and goes into deep thought..
Eventually he comes out of his thought and says..

The meaning in life..is...."It is what it is.."

Our rich friend starts screaming..." You mean to say, I came all the way here to to listen to you say, "It is because it is." I spent all this money and time to hear that? Are you nuts?

The Guru stops and looks up, with a very startled and surprised look on his face...totally taken back by the rich man's behavior..no one questions the ...Guru...and then he says , and looks up, in a nervous and totally unsure way, and asks,....isn't it?

Pure RightWing Crap: " Obama Believes He Alone Is The Law In America" Investers Daily Editorial

," Obama Believes He Alone Is The Law In America"
Investers Daily Editorial, Feb 27, 2015

Below this is an explanation of the right wing view on Presidential Executive Orders..This is what is being presented to millions. I saw this at Yahoo this morning..3/2/15. This is why the Right Wing think they can shut down the government and the homeland security agency. It does not discuss the history of "executive orders" or what other presidents have done. It is their justification for "hate" and their reasoning. It is their "presentation of what they believe the truth is.. Without explanation or clarification of what happened and why. . Executive orders are different than "laws".. Just hate and twisting what really happened. And nothing about Bush and his approval of "torture" which could be seen as being against the law.

Rule Of Law: First, the president issues unlawful executive orders giving illegal immigrants amnesty. Then, he dares an equal branch of government to vote on his orders' legality so he can veto it. Is he establishing a monarchy?

While speaking at a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Florida International University, President Obama clearly indicated that he believes he is the final authority on law in this country. He will not tolerate dissent.

"If Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I'm doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I'm absolutely confident that what we're doing is the right thing to do," he told a group organized by Democratic Rep. Jose Diaz-Balart.

In November, Obama announced a set of unilateral actions to change the immigration system. Government agencies were ordered not to enforce the law against up to 5 million illegal immigrants in the country. He also declared that they would not be subject to deportation and were to be handed green card.


Chicago Police Department Responds to Allegations about Detention Center

In fairness, the Chicago Police Department has issued a response to the "Detention Center" Guardian story

you may read stories about the Chicago Police Department response at two links:

story from Chicago Tribune:

the link below is the story from the Chicago Sun Times..:

By Jeremy Gorner and Meredith Rodriguez
Chicago Tribune

Chicago police deny British paper's claims about beatings, illegal detentions (title of article)

The Chicago Police Department in a statement Tuesday night denied accusations in a story by a British newspaper that alleged people have been illegally detained, beaten and denied access to counsel in a Homan Square facility..

The Police Department issued a statement in response to the Tuesday story in The Guardian. The department said violence does not happen as a part of interviews with suspects or anyone else and that lawyers have access to any clients at the West Side facility. The site also houses the department's Bureau of Organized Crime, SWAT unit evidence technicians and the CPD ballistics lab, the department said.

"CPD abides by all laws, rules and guidelines pertaining to any interviews of suspects or witnesses, at Homan Square or any other CPD facility," department spokesman Martin Maloney said in a statement. "If lawyers have a client detained at Homan Square, just like any other facility, they are allowed to speak to and visit them. It also houses CPD's Evidence Recovered Property Section, where the public is able to claim inventoried property."

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Source: The Guardian

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
Shackling for prolonged periods.
Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

Strange, exposed by a source in London... very sad, very ugly.. for U.S.A, and Chicago
......Now also on front page of Huff Post..

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not get past 50% in today's election, this will really hurt him. Yes, there is an election today in Chicago. He needs 50% to avoid a run-off. Then there will be another election in 4 -6 weeks. Then this secret detention center will be "the issue"
As of 1pm Eastern Time..none of this has been reported in any Chicago newspapers.

This is a link at Medaiate.... Very similar, but a little different take on this.

O'Reilly said to threaten reporter 'with everything I have'

Source: USA Today

Laura Mandaro, USA TODAY 8:55 a.m. EST February 24, 2015

Fox News talk show host and political commentator Bill O'Reilly threatened to retaliate against a reporter "with everything I have" if he felt her coverage of his war-time reporting was inappropriate, the reporter said.

In a tweet late Monday, New York Times reporter Emily Steel said O'Reilly told her "I am coming after you with everything I have," and "You can take it as a threat."

Steel linked to a Times article that detailed O'Reilly's efforts to refute claims by the magazine Mother Jones and interviews with former journalists at CBS News that O'Reilly gave an inaccurate portrayal of his reporting experience during the Falkland Islands conflict between Argentina and Britain in 1982 while he worked at CBS News. In contrast to O'Reilly's statements in a 2001 book, he did not report from active war-zones, the Mother Jones and interviews allege.

“I am coming after you with everything I have,” Mr. O’Reilly told me. “You can take it as a threat.” http://t.co/gXsH3Zqaig
— Emily Steel (@emilysteel) February 24, 2015

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/02/24/oreilly-new-york-times-falklands/23922989/Link to source

Here is a link to her twitter account, if you wish to see what she said :

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