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ahem .... has anyone seen SCE ? missing all those sweet pics .... nt

well this isn't going to end well.


I have a real bad feeling about this.

NEW MEXICO — All new police cadets will be trained to use more deadly force, thanks to a new curriculum by director of the state’s Law Enforcement Academy. That training emphasis will take place in a cadet program that has been shortened by six full weeks.
Jack Jones, a retired Army colonel, was granted sole authority by the LEA over the training curriculum given to all of New Mexico’s new recruits. He says the old model was too restrictive with the use of deadly force.
“Evil has come to the state of New Mexico. Evil has come to the Southwest. Evil has come to the United States,” Jones said to the Santa Fe New Mexican.


A former instructor named Phillip Gallegos says he was fired by Jones because he refused to teach cadets Jones’ controversial philosophy about shooting fleeing vehicles.
“This is the thing — why are you shooting at a car? You should be shooting at the individual that is shooting at you,” Gallegos said.
Another thing Mr. Jones disagrees with is teaching cadets to go for their baton when an unarmed person goes hands-on with them as an officer. The new director believes that is “too restrictive” on the use of force.


When journalists filed an official request for a copy the academy’s new curriculum, Jones refused, saying it would give criminals an edge.
“I’ll burn them before you get them,” he told The New Mexican.


The decision to train cadets to shoot at fleeing vehicles comes at a sensitive time for New Mexicans. In October of last year, a New Mexico State Trooper opened fire on a minivan containing a mother and 5 children that was fleeing a traffic stop. A month later, a New Mexico State Police officer shot a female driver in the back of the head for trying to evade a traffic stop.
These officers were trained under the old standards that were too “restrictive” for the modern cop.
Should New Mexicans expect a rise in deadly shootings from the students of Col. Jones?

I am against GM food - that said -

I think this is a good thing. I wonder who it was licensed to /s
the only thing I am wondering about is what else they did to it.
but if the only thing they changed was its ability to resist fungus it is a good thing.


(Newser) – It's about 175 years late for those who perished in the Irish Potato Famine, but British researchers think they've created a potato resistant to blight, reports the Irish Times. They borrowed a gene from a South American spud and added it to the common Desiree potato. After three years of crop tests, they've declared success in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Not one of their potatoes fell victim to fungus, as opposed to regular potatoes planted nearby, reports the Scotsman.


Researchers already have licensed the product to a US company but expect slower going with EU regulators over the genetically modified crop. "This kind of product will likely be on the US market within a couple of years, and if we are lucky within eight to 10 years in Europe," the not-so-happy lead scientist from Sainsbury Laboratory tells the BBC. Proponents say the potato will reduce the need for chemicals to protect crops, but skeptics says the "GM" label will be enough to put off consumers. And how do they taste? Researchers weren't allowed to eat any, so that's not known. (Last year, scientists zeroed in on the specific pathogen responsible for the famine.)

OMG this took guts.

A call to my childhood rapist teacher
The following description is in the accusers own words:
"I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years. When I finally got up enough courage to report her, I found out that the statute of limitations was up and she will never have to pay for the things that she did to me.
I decided to call her and make a video to let the public know what kind of person is around their children. Her name is Andrea Cardosa and works with your children at Alhambra High School in Alhambra, Ca."

The accused in this case has allegedly resigned. Go here for more on this story.


here is part of the quote:
JAMIE: "So what happens when a student comes in and says that they're having a sexual relationship with a teacher?"

TEACHER: "I would involve law enforcement."


JAMIE: "So how is that any different from what you did (years ago)?"

TEACHER: "It's not."


JAMIE: "Do you realize that you brainwashed me, and you manipulated me, and that what you did was wrong?"

TEACHER: "Yes. And I regret it."


JAMIE: "You should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself."

TEACHER: "I am. I am."


Carillo spoke at a press conference outside Alhambra School on Monday, telling reporters: "The reason why I wanted to do this was to expose her for what she really was and to protect other kids, because she shouldn't be around anyone's kids."around anyone's kids."

Police have now launched an investigation, though the statute of limitations may get in the way given that the alleged abuse took place over 10 years ago.

any word on how Jennifer Wexton is doing in the VA senate race?

I know it is today, but haven't seen the results.

woo hoo 2000 posts.

I would like to thank all of you
for putting up with me.

can someone explain to me how

Land can have 8 points over Peters?

good gravy how much data mining is Google willing to do?


Google paid billions for a thermostat company? And why is that?
Well, NEST makes a thermostat that will talk (over WiFi) and "learns" what you do with it. That is, you turn it up at certain times of the day and down at others, and it learns the pattern you use. So what? That's not very revolutionary.


No, if you want my opinion what Google wants and thinks is worth the few billion smackers is the portal inside your house on the clean side of your home network.
My money is on them wanting the data, in short.
If they could get you to let them see in your bedroom, I bet they'd do that too. After all, you might buy more condoms if they knew how often (and how many different people!) you were sleeping with -- especially the latter.


You think this sort of thing is good? Yeah, I get it -- it's convenient. With NEST at least you were completely in control (in theory anyway) of who had access to it -- that being you, and you alone.
With Google involved and it being on the Internet (since you can get to it via your cellphone from anywhere)? Anyone for bets on how long it is before that thing signs into your Google account, integrating everything? And of course since it's on your local WiFi network it can see all the MAC addresses on your network too. Those uniquely identify every device that connects to your network.


That means Google now knows if you're home, because if your thermostat is set back, you're not. They know when you're home, when you're not, when you're on vacation, if you like to get up early or late, how late you stay up and more. And if they want it to they can have it enumerate all the WiFi (and cabled) devices that are in your house network too, because this thing is on the inside.
Oh I'm sure Google will never do anything like integrate this thing with the rest of Google, right? I mean, that integration with your Gmail account and Google ID is just theoretical, for now anyway.

more at the link

TX man imprisoned for half his life freed on bond.


slimy detectives, slimy DA's, i wish folks who railroad people would get
some kind of punishment. like years in prison. even here in NC .. the DA lost his law license. hopefully this guy either gets acquitted or pardoned.

A Texas man imprisoned for half his life for a double homicide that he, witnesses, and hundreds of supporters all maintain he did not commit was freed Tuesday, nearly two decades after he was sent to prison.
Daniel Villegas, 37, of El Paso, has been behind bars since 1995, when a jury convicted him of killing two teenagers and sentenced him to a life prison term. His conviction was largely based on a confession that Villegas, just 16 at the time of the 1993 drive-by shooting in northeast El Paso, has said was coerced by detectives.


The District Attorney's office has not yet announced whether it will seek a new trial for Villegas, and has until a Jan. 21 hearing to decide.
Joshua Tepfer, one of Villegas' attorneys and co-director of Northwestern University Law School's Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, said Villegas went to church after leaving prison, and then was celebrating with family and friends.


The confession that landed Villegas in a life sentence had numerous discrepancies in it: For example, Villegas claimed he was riding in a white car the night of the crime, when the vehicle involved in the shooting was actually red, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Villegas quickly recanted, explaining he only confessed because he was told if he didn't, he would be raped in county jail and that he would get the death penalty. But his confession to the murders of Robert England, 18, and Armando Lazo, 17, was kept on file.
An appellate court vacated the conviction in December. On Monday, District Judge Sam Medrano set Tuesday's bond hearing for Villegas.


Jesse Hernandez, a witness to the double killing, told FoxNews.com in 2012 he did not believe Villegas was the shooter.
"I believe with all my heart he is innocent," Hernandez said. "I always thought I knew who else might have done it from the beginning. I had never heard of Daniel before."
Hernandez and another witness, Juan Carlos Medina, have both signed affidavits affirming Villegas' confession paints a different version of what happened the night of the shooting.
Villegas' case attracted the support of The Innocence Project, Northwestern University Law School's Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, and Proclaim Justice, along with John Mimbela, an El Paso businessman-turned-activist who spent more than $200,000 trying to win freedom for Villegas, according to Proclaim Justice.

more at the link. glad he is free.

I do not understand why

the GOP is beating Hagan. she is voting pretty much like a republican ...

N C Senate - Tillis vs. Hagan PPP (D) Hagan 44, Tillis 42 Hagan +2

N C Senate - Harris vs. Hagan PPP (D) Hagan 43, Harris 43 Tie

N C Senate - Brannon vs. Hagan PPP (D) Brannon 45, Hagan 43 Brannon +2

N C Senate - Grant vs. Hagan PPP (D) Hagan 43, Grant 43 Tie

N C Senate - Flynn vs. Hagan PPP (D) Flynn 45, Hagan 43 Flynn +2

so she is beating Tillis, and tied with Harris and Flynn (both of whom I have never heard of.)

and how can Land be winning MI ? granted it is only 2 points, but come on.
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