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Ironically, The Tow Truck Driver Towing Sandra Bland's Car Away Seems Not To Signal...



From the Texas Driver's Handbook, it seems that he should have signaled:



What could have prevented the officer from pulling over the tow truck driver?

Time travel is clearly possible if the video is an accurate portrayal of the event, and one may...

revisit the same instant many times. Apparently, a small purple/green distortion accompanies this shifting:



These similar frames are @32:43, @33:10, @33:29, @33:55, @34:03 and @34:10 in the original TDoPS video upload.

What kind of 'technical glitch' would cause this along with the other problems?

Thanks for the link to that list. Here is the information re-organized and sorted by frequency....

John McCain (6).....“Right Now”, Van Halen; “Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor; “Our Country” & “Pink Houses”, John Mellencamp; “My Hero”, Foo Fighters; "Running On Empty*", Jackson Browne
*John McCain, the RNC and the Ohio Republican Party

Sarah Palin (3).....“Who Says You Can't Go Home”, Bon Jovi; “Barracuda”, Heart; "Independence Day", Gretchen Peters

George W. Bush (2).....“I Won’t Back Down”, Tom Petty; “Still the One”, Orleans

Newt Gingrich (2).....“Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor; “How You Like Me Now?”, The Heavy

Michele Bachmann (2).....“American Girl”, Tom Petty; “Walking on Sunshine”, Katrina & The Waves

Chuck DeVore (2).....“The Boys of Summer” & “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”, Don Henley

Ronald Reagan (1).....“Born in the U.S.A.”, Bruce Springsteen

Mitt Romney (1).....“Wavin’ Flag”, K'naan

Charlie Crist (1).....“Road to Nowhere”, David Byrne

Barack Obama (1).....“Hold On! I’m Coming”, Sam Moore


Source: http://my.xfinity.com/slideshow/entertainment-rockersvspoliticians/20/


and now one may add the following to the list:


Donald Trump (1)....."Rockin’ in the Free World", Neil Young

1 dead in Coral Ridge shooting; suspect in custody

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

One person is dead after a shooting Friday at Coral Ridge Mall, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said.

DPS spokesman Alex Murphy said he couldn't release details about the victim's identity, including age or gender.

One person is in custody in connection with the shooting, authorities said.

Witnesses told the Press-Citizen that several shots rang out in the food court area near the carousel entrance about 7:30 p.m. and that the victim appeared to be a teenage girl.

Read more: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2015/06/12/coral-ridge-mall-reported-shooting/71156184/

Detectives say 3-year-old Hamilton boy shot himself with mother's gun

Detectives say 3-year-old Hamilton boy shot himself with mother's gun
Victim identified as Marques Green
By: WCPO Staff, Evan Millward
Posted: 4:20 PM, Jun 11, 2015

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A 3-year-old boy is dead after shooting himself in the chest with his mother's gun at a Hamilton home.

It's the second time this month a child has been killed by a gunshot in the Butler County community.

Thursday's shooting was reported just before 4 p.m. on the 700 block of Gordon Smith Boulevard, according to Hamilton Police Lt. Carl Sigmon.

On Friday, police said they believe the 3-year-old took the gun from his mother’s purse and shot himself while playing with it.

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http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-county/hamilton/shooting-reported-on-gordon-smith-boulevard-in-hamilton

Wild Parsnip ('Poison' Parsnip) is also no joke - that is, phytophotodermatitis is no joke....

Information from Wisconsin:



Information from Minnesota:

Description:

Appearance: Monocarpic perennial herbaceous plant (plant spends one or more years in rosette stage, blooms under favorable conditions, and then dies), 6" high in the rosette stage and 4' high on stout, grooved stems in the flowering stage.

Leaves: Alternate, leaf is made up of 5 -15 egg shaped leaflets along both sides of a common stalk; leaflets sharply-toothed or lobed at the margins; upper leaves smaller.

Flowers: Flat-topped broad flower cluster 2 - 6" wide, numerous five-petaled yellow flowers; bloom from June to late summer.

Seeds: Small, flat, round, slightly ribbed, strawcolored, abundant take 3 weeks to ripen before they can reseed; viable in the soil for 4 years.

Roots: Long, thick, edible taproot.

Warning - Avoid skin contact with the toxic sap of the plant tissue by wearing gloves, long sleeves and long pants. The juice of wild parsnip in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight can cause a rash and blistering and discoloration of the skin (phytophotodermatitis).

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http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/herbaceous/wildparsnip.html


Information from Vermont/ New York:

So, why did Officer Sylleloglu (who had his gun out first) and was flanking Dillon Taylor not fire??

Was he not '...scared...' as Officer Cruz stated himself to be? Or was it that Officer Sylleloglu chose not to follow Dillon Taylor in a manner that required his line of sight to be facing into the sun? (Thus, Officer Sylleloglu could actually see what was taking place in front of him?)


DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved killing was justified
By Erin Alberty And Marissa Lang The Salt Lake Tribune
Published October 1, 2014 1:27 pm

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Taylor's shooting was justified, Gill said, not because he posed an actual threat, but because Cruz reasonably perceived a threat.

"Officer Cruz's belief that Dillon Taylor was armed with a gun and intended to use it against the officers was reinforced by Dillon's actions and the acts of others," Gill wrote in a letter to Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. "By the time Dillon drew his hands from his waistband, Officer Cruz's belief that Dillon was presenting a weapon was reasonable."

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When Taylor withdrew his hands from his waistband, Cruz told investigators: "I was scared to death. The last thought I had go through my mind when I pulled the trigger ... was that 'I was too late. I was too late.' And because of that I was gonna get killed."

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No gun • After the shooting, Cruz rolls Taylor's body over and cuffs his hands as a witness can be heard screaming, "They shot him!" Officer Andrew Sylleloglu can be heard telling Cruz he couldn't activate his body camera.

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http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472404-78/taylor-cruz-hands-gill.html.csp



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 30, 2014
Contact Sim Gill: (801) 230-1209 or sgill@slco.org

Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office Finds Officer Involved Shooting
Legally Justified


Salt Lake City, UT -- After conducting a routine Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI) review, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has determined that the August 11th, 2014 Use of Deadly Force by Salt Lake City Police Officer Cruz was legally justified.

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http://slco.org/districtAttorney/pdf/L-Carruth_Burbank_Cr.pdf


Is it smart tactically to put oneself facing into the sun if one needs to approach a 'suspect'? Can one determine that it is safe to fire at a target if one is looking at the target and the sun approximately behind the target? How would a person walking in the direction of the sun behave differently than a person walking away from the sun if addressed from behind? Would there be any disorientation? Beyond this, if one were intoxicated, would this possible disorientation be amplified by the intoxicant?

Can this terrible incident be ascribed to potentially negligently faulty tactics employed by the responding officers? Tactics that gave at least one of the officers no way to accurately perceive the level of threat that was being presented?

This sort of thing has to stop.

CNN Probably Should Avoid The Metric System And Significant Figures In General...

Metric America: Lincoln Chafee's vision in 20 examples
By Eric Weisbrod, Walbert Castillo and Sophie Tatum, CNN
Updated 9:48 PM ET, Thu June 4, 2015


(CNN)Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Wednesday his bid to become the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, and in his stump speech, his pushed for America to use the metric system.

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2. If you were to drive from Des Moines, Iowa to Concord, New Hampshire, that's a distance of 1,238 miles or 2064.79 kilometers. Likewise, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drove 1,964 miles from Chappaqua, New York to Monticello, Iowa, according to the Washington Post, a distance equivalent to 3131.783 kilometers.

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4. The distance between the White House and the U.S. Capitol building, is 2.5 miles or 4.02336 kilometers.

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And just for a little more perspective, here are ten things that will change in Chafee's America:

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6. The Quarter Pounder: Imagine ordering a 0.45 Kilogrammer with Cheese.

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http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TwgA_a8w-HwJ:www.cnn.com/2015/06/04/politics/lincoln-chafee-metric-system-america/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


CNN's slightly corrected version:



Some Observations:

That is one large 'Quarter' Pounder.

By some arcane mathematical alchemy (likely known only to CNN), four significant figures can become either six or seven significant figures - and sometimes two significant figures can become six significant figures.

Thank goodness that CNN is merely a news organization and that people do not need to count on the accuracy of what they publish, broadcast or state.



Nobel Prize Sold: It seems like the 'historic' ACA has missed the mark...

May 29 2015, 7:23 pm ET
Physicist Leon Lederman's Nobel Prize Medal Sells for $765,000
by Alan Boyle

The Nobel Prize gold medal that physicist Leon Lederman won in 1988 was auctioned off on Thursday for a winning bid of $633,335, plus a buyer's premium that brought the final price to $765,002.

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Lederman used his share of the money from the 1988 Nobel Prize to buy a vacation cabin in Idaho — which he and his wife now use as their principal residence.

Ellen Lederman, who is 67, told AP that she and her husband have been living comfortably in retirement, but that they now face potentially costly medical bills and uncertainty following a diagnosis of dementia for the Nobel-winning physicist.

"It's terrible," she said. "It's really hard. I wish it could be different. But he's happy. He likes where he lives with cats and dogs and horses. He doesn't have any problems with anxiety, and that makes me glad that he's so content."

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http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/physicist-leon-ledermans-nobel-prize-goes-auction-block-n365671


It is shameful that the US will not provide health care (not merely mandated health insurance) to all of its citizens.

Guantánamo Bay: How many years will be required to close it? 1...5...10...20?

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Common Dreams
Rights Groups to Obama: No More Foot Dragging On Closing Guantánamo
'It is time for President Obama, and Defense Secretary Carter, to take action to transfer the 57 men still held who have already been approved to leave Guantánamo, and to release or charge in federal court those who remain'

by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Omar Khadr—captured by the U.S. as a child, forced to endure torture, and detained 13 years, most of them at Guantánamo Bay—was recently released on bail to widespread media attention.

But on Tuesday, leading human rights groups released an open letter reminding U.S. President Barack Obama—and the world—that 122 men still languish behind bars at the infamous facility, largely without charge or trial, and the slow trickle of releases is not enough.

Addressing Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, groups including Amnesty International USA, Veterans for Peace, Reprieve, and Center for Constitutional Rights declared that the U.S. government "must act to close the prison as quickly as possible."

The missive took direct aim at one of the president's many pledges, this one made nearly two years ago, to revamp his efforts to shutter the facility.

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http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/19/rights-groups-obama-no-more-foot-dragging-closing-guantanamo


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