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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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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.

All sorts of you know what has hit fan Re: SC cop killing unarmed black man.

UP date to this earlier post:

Cop has been arrested AND denied bail.
His lawyer has quit the case.
FBI and Justice Department's Civil Rights Division launch investigation

What is is about this particular shooting that made such a difference in how officials are reacting?

Is the blowback after Ferguson?
or the unquestionable clarity of the video of the shooting?

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.
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