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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Ferguson protesters win lawsuit against police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FERGUSON, Mo. - Protesters in Ferguson have won a lawsuit filed against police in federal court, according to reports on Thursday.

a federal judge listened to testimony from three protesters who complained of excessive police tactics while dispersing crowds in Ferguson.

In a temporary restraining order, a U.S. District judge ordered police to warn crowds before firing tear gas and to allow “reasonable” time for people to disperse first.

Further in the short story, ABC pastes protestors in a bad light by pointing out the fires.

But, still...a court victory.

Dozens of Congressional Staffers Just Walked Out of Their Jobs. This Powerful Picture Shows Why.

dozens of congressional staffers walked out in protest of the recent grand jury decisions failing to indict the two officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The result was an incredible display of solidarity, with staffers raising their hands in the air to invoke Brown's "hands up, don't shoot" image.

Rep. Peter King Dismisses Torture Report As Just People In 'Awkward Positions'

"we’re not talking about anyone being burned or stabbed or cut or anything like that.
We’re talking about people being made to stand in awkward positions, have water put into their nose and into their mouth.

Nobody suffered any lasting injuries from this."


Elite handful of attorneys account for almost half of Supreme Court cases.

They are the elite of the elite: Although they account for far less than 1 percent of lawyers who filed appeals to the Supreme Court, these attorneys were involved in 43 percent of the cases the high court chose to decide from 2004 through 2012.

Of the 66 most successful (at getting Supremes to hear their cases) lawyers, 51 worked for law firms that primarily represented corporate interests.

The lawyers are the most influential members of one of the most powerful specialties in America: the business of practicing before the Supreme Court.
None of these lawyers is a household name. But many are familiar to the nine justices. That’s because about half worked for justices past or present, and some socialize with them.


“The president needs to purge his administration.....The CIA is lying'"

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Wednesday called on President Obama to “purge” his administration of the CIA officials who were involved in the "enhanced interrogation" program detailed in a new Senate report.

“It’s bad enough to not prosecute these officials but to reward and promote them is incomprehensible,” Udall said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “The president needs to purge his administration.”

Udall reiterated his call for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan, saying he should no longer lead the agency because officials hacked into the Intelligence Committee’s computers during their investigation and deleted a file.

He also spilled some findings from the so-called Panetta review, which was not included in the Senate panel’s report but is expected to paint a damning picture of the CIA’s public statements about the interrogation program.

“Director Brennan and the CIA today are continuing to willfully provide inaccurate information and misrepresent the efficacy of torture,” Udall said.
“The CIA is lying. This is not an issue of the past, this is going on today.

Michigan Republicans pass bill permitting discrimination against gays

( This has today's date on the story, but in case that is incorrect, pls. let me know)

Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives have passed a bill that would permit religious people to discriminate on the grounds of sexuality.

The state’s House passed HB 5958, known as the ‘Religious Freedom and Restoration Act’ – which claims to “limit governmental action that substantially burdens a person’s exercise of religion”

However, civil rights experts say the bill is concerning far-reaching, and would allow people and businesses
to effectively discriminate as they please on the basis of religion.


..Oh, WOW!.....This jaw dropping image from the Houston Galleria area protest..

Pls add other protest pics that have moved you.

People in Tokyo are marching for Ferguson victim.

I can't upload, but the pic is here for anyone who can grab it

Happening now! Tokyo Silent March US police brutality

Tokyo marchers have a Twitter page with lots of video

I read there were marchers in London the last night or so. Now Tokyo.....this is mind blowing.

Do you get the feeling people have something to say and have been ready to say it for a long time now?

I just filled my tank for 2.39 a gallon.. Regular gas........ How about you?

Last week it was 2.51.

Lil car has a 11 gallon tank, Mr. Dixie's Ford whatever has double that, I think.

Really never thought I would see under 3.00 prices again.

Anonymous catches Chicago PD tapping protesters' phones.

Looks like police in Chicago have a tricked out surveillance truck equipped with cell site simulators, a.k.a. Stingrays, that force nearby phones to send data to cops instead of to phone company cell towers. Did those cops get a warrant for that?

Anonymous has released a video featuring what appear to be Chicago police radio transmissions revealing police wiretapping of organizers' phones at the protests last night the day after Thanksgiving, perhaps using a stingray. The transmissions pointing to real-time wiretapping involve the local DHS-funded spy 'fusion' center.

Video and tapes at link.
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