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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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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

The North Charleston Police Department has a shocking record of abuse allegations

South Carolina police have fired on 209 suspects over the past five years, but only a few have been charged and none have ever been convicted, according to The State, a South Carolina newspaper.
Based on a review of public records, the North Charleston Police Department has been sued 46 times since 2000 in federal court alone. Many of the suits have been unsuccessful. Some were written by hand from jail and immediately thrown out. Others ran into trouble over evidentiary and procedural obstacles. Taken together, however, the legal documents present a stunning account of police brutality in North Charleston, where the population is 47 percent black but the police force is about 80 percent white, according to the Times.

The article lists several exceedingly disturbing incidents.
Very reminiscent of Ferguson.

Another SC cop charged for killing another black man

AP April 07, 2015 - 6:49 pm EDT

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — A white police officer who shot a 68-year-old black man to death last year following a chase faces a felony gun charge, in addition to his indictment of misconduct in office.

North Augusta officer Justin Craven was charged Tuesday with discharging a gun into an occupied vehicle in the February 2014 death of Ernest Satterwhite, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a release.

The 25-year-old officer faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 if convicted.

Craven chased Satterwhite for 9 miles beyond city limits to the man's driveway in Edgefield County. After Satterwhite parked, the officer repeatedly fired through the driver-side door.

Record numbers turn out for Ferguson, Mo., municipal election;

Ferguson Election Result Changes The Face Of City Council

Voters showed up at polling places in record numbers for a municipal election in this St. Louis suburb on Tuesday, tripling the number of black representatives on Ferguson City Council by electing two black candidates.

Tuesday's election in Ferguson would have been historic no matter the outcome. Three incumbents decided not to run, leaving half of the council's six seats up for grabs. The council now has one black member who was not up for re-election, and two black candidates were vying for one of the open seats. That meant city council was assured to have at least double the number of African-Americans once the votes are counted.

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