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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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Taliban, ISIS announce war against each other in Afghanistan

April 20, Kabul, Afghanistan: The police chief of southern Helmand province, Nabi Jan Mullahkhel said Sunday that the Taliban and ISIS groups have announced jihad against each other. Helmand province has been considered the hotbed of the Taliban and also the largest producer of opium. The turf war between the ISIS and the Taliban is not something secret as Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS has called the Taliban’s leader Mullah Omar “a fool and an illiterate warlord”.
Al-Baghdadi who had fought under the banner of al-Qaeda against then Soviet’s troops in Afghanistan, said that Mullah Omar doesn’t deserve spiritual and political credibility. Last week, the Taliban leader ordered its fighters not join the ISIS and never let its flag to be hoisted on Afghan soil however despite that some insurgents are joining the ISIS perhaps for lavish resources and international caliphate ideology. Mullahkhel, said that they have received documents that show both the groups have announced jihad against each other. http://www.theoslotimes.com/taliban-isis-announce-war-against-each-other-in-afghanistan/

So, are we arming the Taliban again?

LAPD officer charged with assault in videotaped beating

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged in connection with a videotaped incident in which a man alleged he was beaten and kicked while being held down by other officers in South L.A., authorities said Monday.

Officer Richard Garcia was charged with one count of assault under the color of authority in connection with the Oct. 16, 2014, arrest of Clinton Alford Jr., said Deputy Dist. Atty. Oscar Plascencia.

Alford has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the officers involved, alleging he was not resisting at the time he was struck. The 22-year-old was initially arrested on suspicion of drug possession and resisting arrest, but prosecutors later declined to pursue the charges.

Garcia, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charge in a downtown L.A. courtroom on Monday afternoon. If convicted, prosecutors said, he faces up to three years in County Jail.

Alford had surrendered to police, but Garcia “allegedly went on to assault the man while he was laying prone on the ground,” according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.

Cook County, Ill., attorney to no longer prosecute for misdemeanor amount of marijuana!!!!!

Breaking News headline just now.

ok...found a newspaper source:

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez will hold a news conference Monday to announce reforms to low-level drug offenses, including dismissal of all future misdemeanor marijuana cases, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

"If someone is caught with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, the state's attorney's office will no longer prosecute that case," Alvarez spokeswoman Sally Daly said. This program will be for people with less than three arrests or citations, she said.

The announcement, scheduled for 10:15 a.m. at the state's attorney's office, is part of the sweeping overhaul that will also address how the office prosecutes small amounts of recreational drugs including Ecstasy, cocaine and heroin.

Alvarez is expected to detail the creation of an alternative prosecution program aimed at diverting nonviolent, repeat drug offenders out of the criminal justice system, her office said in a news release Sunday afternoon. The program, designed for those charged with Class 4 felony possession — currently punishable by up to a $25,000 fine or one to three years in prison, or both — will attempt to address chronic drug use and addiction as a public health issue. Repeat offenders are expected to be linked with social service agencies for treatment rather than face criminal penalties.

Baltimore man dies, was healthy at arrest, spine 80% severed at neck in custody

Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man injured during an arrest by Baltimore police last week, died Sunday morning at Shock Trauma, according to family members and a hospital spokesperson.
Gray's death comes a week after his arrest and just hours after a protest was held at Baltimore police headquarters.

Four bicycle officers tried to stop Gray about 9 a.m. on April 12 in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. for an alleged violation that police have not disclosed. He ran, police said, and the officers caught him and restrained him on the ground while awaiting backup.
According to a police timeline he was fine when he was loaded into a van to be taken to the district station, but was injured by the time he got out. He suffered a broken vertebra and an injured voice box, his family said.


Gray was healthy at the time of the arrest, which Murphy said occurred "without any evidence he had committed a crime." Murphy said Gray's spine was "80 percent severed at his neck" when he was in custody. Murphy said Gray "lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday, underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life.

"He clung to life for seven days" before dying Sunday morning, Murphy said.

Justice Department's antitrust division nearing a recommendation to block Comcast/TW merger!!!

Staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

Attorneys who are investigating Comcast’s $45.2 billion proposal to create a nationwide cable giant are leaning against the merger out of concerns that consumers would be harmed and could submit their review as soon as next week, said the people.

aaand here comes the Donald....

Donald Trump forms exploratory committee based in New York City for possible 2016 presidential bid, filing shows

Filing form here:

I gotta lay in an extra big supply of and

New Evidence Suggests Middle East Conflict Predates All Human Civilization

NEW YORK—In a major breakthrough that provides new insight into the region’s deep-seated instability, researchers at Columbia University presented evidence Tuesday that indicates the long-running conflict currently engulfing the Middle East predates all human civilization.

According to the team of leading historians, archaeologists, and paleontologists, the regional turmoil appears to have originated long before the Sunni-Shiite rift of the seventh century or even the first proto-urban settlements in Mesopotamia some 11,000 years earlier, with data suggesting that the violent struggle has been raging across the same 5-million-square-mile area since the dawn of life on earth.

too too funny....

Is Netflix sending you extra discs?

I have 4 out plan.
and up to 6 discs at time have been appearing in my "At Home " queue.
Netflix says they can now tell when a returned disc hits my PO, then they send new movies instead of waiting for discs to arrive at Netflix.

It DOES shorten number of days between arrival of movies.

Just wondering why Netdlix is being so generous. Maybe to make up loss of Sat. delivery?
Maybe to look good to the FCC?

Rubio's Pres. campaign web site is paid for by......

"Paid for by Marco Rubio for Senate"

He is using his Senate PAC money to pay for his Pres. run.

Given that that he has been in trouble numerous times for using his various funding streams illegally, that is interesting.

Look at the bottom of his site:

THIS is gonna sink Rubio, and he won't even realize why.

as seen on https://twitter.com/hashtag/newamericancentury?src=hash
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