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Reguarding the currently popular topic in GD...

Has either candidate released a statement regarding Cecil?

Has either candidate laid out their plans to rein in trophy hunting?

Man with asthma dies after being hogtied by police

A Tennessee man with asthma died after being hogtied and placed facedown on a stretcher by police following a Widespread Panic concert in Mississippi.

"A witness heard him tell police that he could not breathe," Memphis attorney Tim Edwards told The Huffington Post on Monday.

Edwards is representing the family of the dead man, whom he identified as Troy Goode, a 30-year-old chemical engineer and married father of one from Cordova, Tennessee.

According to Edwards, Goode and his wife attended a Saturday concert in Southaven, Mississippi. The couple was driving away from the concert venue when Goode exited the vehicle near a local shopping center.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-dies-hogtied-by-mississippi-police_55ad3ed7e4b0d2ded39f9812

The saddest fact is that bystanders called this case, having been recorded saying "Record this just in case he dies"

Subtle racism in reporting - Man accused of topping girls lemonade stand and fleeing with $30

An 18-year-old Riverside man was arrested on suspicion of overturning two teenage girls’ lemonade stand and absconding with their pink and turquoise money box, authorities said Thursday.

Santini Tate walked up to the stand in Rancho Cucamonga about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday and asked the two 13-year-old girls for some lemonade, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department.

Even though he said he did not have cash, the girls gave Tate some lemonade, sheriff’s officials said, and he walked away.

Tate returned a moment later, according to sheriff's officials, and toppled the lemonade stand before snatching the box, which contained about $30.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lemonade-stand-theft-20150716-story.html

Reading this, my immediate thought is that it takes a special kind of evil for one to lower themselves to robbing a kids lemonade stand.

But re-reading the article, and remembering past articles detailing crimes committed by 18 year-olds - In some cases, crimes a lot worse - it's not so hard to see the subtle racism the person writing the article went with by labeling a 18 year old black male as a man - Alluding the him being a adult - instead of labeling him a 'teenage male' as in the case in articles about crimes committed by equivalently aged white 18 year olds.

It's interesting really, the subtle differences that newspapers use when reporting crimes involving PoC's.

Hillary Clinton refuses to support a $15 national minimum wage.

Hillary Clinton on Thursday wouldn’t commit to supporting a $15 national minimum wage but said she is working with Democrats in Congress who are determining how high it can be set.

“I support the local efforts that are going on that are making it possible for people working in certain localities to actually earn 15,” Clinton said in a response to a question from BuzzFeed News during a press availability in New Hampshire on Thursday.

“I think part of the reason that the Congress and very strong Democratic supporters of increasing the minimum wage are trying to debate and determine what’s the national floor is because there are different economic environments. And what you can do in L.A. or in New York may not work in other places.”


http://www.buzzfeed.com/kyleblaine/hillary-clinton-declines-to-support-a-national-15-minimum-wa#.hhrVO0VjD

What was it that she told Fight for 15, just ten days ago? Oh yeah "I want to be your Champion"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/07/hilllary-clinton-minimum-wage_n_7530914.html

I guess she overlooked the part of Fight for 15's goals was to see all fast food workers being paid a $15 minimum.

http://fightfor15.org/why-we-strike/

Putting her statements together, what does she say? - "I want to champion your fight for a $15 minimum wage, but I don't think all minimum wage workers deserve a $15 minimum wage"



Church sends collection notices to members

Most people who attend church are used to seeing the offering plate passed around the pews. People donate what they can as a proud member of the congregation.

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Petterson said finding the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church was a blessing. The single mother had been looking for a church closer to her new home and six months in, things were going perfectly. That is, until she received an odd letter at her home last week.

"To be a member in good standing and have the right to vote, adults are to contribute the minimum amount of $50 per month," read Petterson.

To her surprise it was from the church stating she was delinquent in her financial support.


http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hillsborough-regional-news/church-members-complain-about-collection-notices

Huh, whatever happened to offer what you can?




Ever hear about the Horse and Sparrow theory?

Basically, it's the idea that if you feed enough oats to a horse, eventually some of it will pass through for the sparrows to eat.

Sound familiar?

Yeah, this is what "Trickle down" used to be called.

http://www.newmainetimes.org/articles/2012/07/30/horses-and-sparrows-myth-trickle-down-economics/

So, basically, when Republicans are trying to sell 'Trickle down' as good for the middle class, they are actually telling the middle class to eat shit.

Trust me, I'm an Engineer...

Woman arrested For Biting Off Pit Bull’s Testicles

Witnesses told police this week that they pleaded with Boone county resident, Audrey Ranch, 62, to stop hurting her son’s pit bull, but she refused.

“Eventually she bit Pedro’s acorns clean off right there in the front yard,” a witness said. “Pedro hightailed it screeching like a wild Indian and when I tried to subdue Audrey, she knocked me out with an old tricycle.”

Realizing the police had been called and knowing she had time to hide (it is a 45 minute drive to her house), Mrs. Ranch cut off a length of garden hose, dug a hole and had her son help bury her. She used the garden hose as a breathing apparatus.

Officers from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrived, unburied Ranch and arrested her without incident.


http://seriouslyforreal.com/more/woman-arrested-for-biting-off-pit-bulls-testicles-madison-west-virginia/

Guess WV is trying to make their own version of Texas Oysters.

Harvard accused of racial bias against Asian-American applicants

A complaint Friday alleged that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants by setting a higher bar for admissions than that faced by other groups.

The complaint, filed by a coalition of 64 organizations, says the university has set quotas to keep the numbers of Asian-American students significantly lower than the quality of their applications merits. It cites third-party academic research on the SAT exam showing that Asian-Americans have to score on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to equal their chances of gaining admission to Harvard. The exam is scored on a 2400-point scale.

The complaint was filed with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.

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The complaint argues that elite schools “that use race-neutral admissions” have far higher Asian-American enrollment than Harvard. At California Institute of Technology, for instance, about 40% of undergraduates are Asian-American, about twice that at Harvard.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-american-organizations-seek-federal-probe-of-harvard-admission-policies-1431719348?mod=trending_now_1

Man commits suicide after authorities seize dog for being a 'illegal breed'

A man in Denmark, who was so devastated that his dog had been confiscated by the authorities, took his own life, reported Buzz.at. "Zanto," the dog who was seized by the authorities, had done nothing wrong - he was simply born the "wrong" breed.

Zanto's owner, a 27-year-old man named Dan, had only eight days to prove that his dog was not one of the country's banned breeds. When he failed to do so, the authorities removed Zanto from his home and a short time later, Dan was reported to have overdosed on pain pills - apparently too upset to go on with his life.


http://www.examiner.com/article/man-ends-his-own-life-after-police-confiscate-his-dog

I've found a few other articles, some of which report that the dog was euthanized as well though none of the given details outright say it. Going by what happens in the US (With the numbers of shelters who are by local law required to euthanize dogs, even though they have done nothing wrong, just because they were born a specific breed) though it's extremely likely to have occurred.
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