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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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UPDATED: SC officer shoots black man in back, is arrested--family plans lawsuit

North Charleston, SC, police say officer Michael Thomas Slager is in custody after announcement he will be charged in Walter Lamer Scott's death.

There is footage, taken by a civilian. ( graphic.....https://)
Scott knocked a taser out of the cop's hands, then turned and jogged away. Cop emptied his gun, then handcuffed the prone victim.

North Charleston, SC, officer to face murder charge after video shows him shooting man in back, mayor says

North Charleston police officer was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday after video surfaced of the lawman shooting eight times at 50-year-old Walter Scott as he ran away.


Mug shot has been released now:

Breaking news says family asks for no violence and they plan lawsuit.

More than two thirds of people taking antidepressants 'may NOT actually have depression'

Doctors discover many do not meet the official criteria

Study analysed those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Found 69% did not meet the criteria for clinical depression
And 38% did not meet the criteria for other mental conditions like anxiety
Experts: 'Drugs are prescribed without an evidence-based diagnosis'

Antidepressants are also prescribed for other psychiatric disorders.

But the researchers found 38 per cent of those taking the drugs did not meet the criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia or generalised anxiety disorder either.

almost all of the leaders of the Islamic State are former Iraqi officers of Hussain's reign.

including the members of its shadowy military and security committees, and the majority of its emirs and princes, according to Iraqis, Syrians and analysts who study the group.
They have brought to the organization the military expertise and some of the agendas of the former Baathists, as well as the smuggling networks developed to avoid sanctions in the 1990s and which now facilitate the Islamic State’s illicit oil trading.

“A lot of people think of the Islamic State as a terrorist group, and it’s not useful,” Hassan said. “It is a terrorist group, but it is more than that. It is a homegrown Iraqi insurgency, and it is organic to Iraq.”


85K raised for Washington florist who refused gay couple

This is a shop in Eastern Washington, which is a right wing part of the state.

Entire article:

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A florist in eastern Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1GztB9a) that nearly half of the money on the gofundme.com page set up in February for 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman came in the last several days.

Supporters compare Stutzman's benefit page to an Indiana pizza shop that raised more than $800,000 after closing when the owner said the shop wouldn't cater a gay wedding.

Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers and Gifts in Richland, Washington, received the fine in Benton County Superior Court in March after refusing to serve a same-sex couple in 2013.
Stutzman says same-sex weddings go against her Southern Baptist beliefs.

Noted elsewhere in this forum: Pizza shop people got 800 Thousand so far.

Don't miss The BBC mini-series “Wolf Hall", Sunday night on PBS.

6 part series from the Hillary Mantel books.

Remember the lush costumes and colors from the Jeremy Irons series "Borgia"?
Even better in Wolf Hall.
excellent series.

Here's a review..

NYC I detective in Viral Uber Rant Video Apologizes...but loses his badge and position

NYC detective in unmarked car went all testosterone on a "foreign" Uber driver.
The cop apologized AFTER the the video went viral but that did not save the guy from consequences:

Cherry’s apology comes after the detective was stripped of his badge and gun and transferred out of the FBI's elite Joint Terrorism Task Force. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton also admonished Cherry after the video went viral online, saying “No good cop can watch that without a wince”, and the NYPD and independent Civilian Complaint Review Board have been investigating the exchange.

Don'tcha just love the sweet smell of justice in the morning?

3 KKK members arrested in murder plot of inmate all were corrections officers.

This is right out of HBO's OZ,,,
Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, David Elliot Moran, 47, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, all face one state count of conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly plotting to kill a former inmate after his release from prison, Bondi's Office said.

According to Bondi's Office, the men are all members of the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Driver and Morgan are employees at the Florida Department of Corrections, and Newcomb is a former DOC employee. The defendants plotted the murder as retaliation for a fight between the inmate, who is African American, and Driver, according to Bondi's Office.


Fukushima MELTDOWN to cause '10,000 Chernobyls' in South Atlantic

Brits in secret evac cover-up

Molten nuclear powerplant cores from Fukushima – having burned their way down through the planetary crust and plunged into the Earth's centre – are set to emerge again on the other side of the planet and devastate the Falkland Islands, scientists believe.
"It's usually called the China Syndrome," explains Dr Petar Glick of the Federation of Concerned Scientists. "The idea is that if a US-based reactor core melted down it would become so hot that nothing could resist it, and it would burn its way down through the planet until it reached China.

"But in the case of Fukushima, the other side of the planet is actually the Falkland Islands."

Article explains the process by which this could happen.

Edited to add: Happy April 1st, everyone, esp. those who joined the thread to play.

Our prayers were answered!!!!!!!! Rubio will have 'big announcement' April 13,

I find watching him endlessly fascinating.
He is like the love child of Donald Trump and Ricky Gervais.

As with other clueless people, he has no clue. But he does have this determined drive to push on, despite all feedback from an audience that he is failing big time.
His campaign, no matter how short, deserves to put forth as an Oscar contention, in the "Best Doc. based on real weird life"
or something.

Is it only me that sees him as a live art piece

A BRILLIANT 3 minute animated history of the Middle East

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