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Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 40,473

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

Journal Archives

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.

"We told him (Pres. Obama) that the country was on the brink"

Read what the community members of the Ferguson Commission told the President on Monday.

We told President Obama that we were not the “People’s Spokespeople”.
We told him that we had neither the power, positions, nor desires to stop the eruptions in the streets and that they would continue until a radical change happened in this country.
We told him that we had no faith in anything, church or state.
We told him that the country was on the brink and that nothing short of major capitulations at all levels of the government to the demands of the people could prevent it.
Straight talk like that.

If we don’t get what we came for, we will shut it down. President Obama knows that and we know it. No meeting can stop that.

NYPD shoots black man, immediately texts union rep while victim lies dying.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 2:30 AM
In the six and a half minutes after Peter Liang discharged a single bullet that struck Gurley, 28, he and his partner couldn't be reached, sources told the Daily News. And instead of calling for help for the dying man, Liang was texting his union representative.
What's more, the sources said, the pair of officers weren't supposed to be patrolling the stairways of the Pink Houses that night.

The explosive details of the immediate aftermath following the shooting of Gurley are at the center of an investigation by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson — who is poised to present evidence to a grand jury as early as the end of this month.

Justice for #EricGarner march has shut down Congress!!!!! stopping people from entering & exiting


two marches just merged and our ranks have swelled by the THOUSANDS!!!

#EricGarner protest at #ColumbiaUniversity #NewYork. #ICantBreathe

go to this Twitter feed to see the epics......

We are seeing a repeating series of very co ordinated protests, across the country, with a focus on "shut it down" actions.

I am impressed.

HA! ....Justice Department to open civil rights investigation in Eric Garner case

The US Justice Department announced that it is opening a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by a chokehold at the hands of police.

US Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement Wednesday evening, in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer responsible for placing Garner in a chokehold. The investigation will consider whether or not police violated Garner's civil rights.

Prosecutors will conduct an independent, thorough, and fair investigation, Holder said, including a "complete review" of material gathered during the local investigation.

Mayor de Blasio: " we tell our mixed race son about the "special care" he must take re: police"

At the exact same time today when NYC Mayor De Blasio called for calm protests, over the Eric Garner decision,
he said THIS at the same news conference:

At a news conference early Wednesday evening, the mayor said he and his wife, who is black, have spoken to their son for years
about the "special care" he must take when he meets police, who are there to protect the public.

He ADMITS the cops cannot be trusted to treat his son fairly, that they can be dangerous.

He KNOWS how widespread and serious the problem is, and has known, "for years".

Is he calling for a change in the NYPD??????
I have not heard of any.

My flabber is definitely gasted.
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