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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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who were the 2 people killed in garland?

that's what I want to know right now. before i go jumping all over the map, i want to know who got killed.

Bernie Sanders in 2007


from 21 June 2007 - worth a listen.

i was looking to watch the baltimore rally and came upon this video.

it's national victims of crime week

a very good friend of mine, LaWanda Hawkins of Justice for Murdered Children, is being honored today. this is a link to the live stream
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there is not a single republican being touted as a possible presidential candidate

that does not make me shudder in horror at the thought.
that is all.

can they do this?

*City-owned and operated parking facility

Downtown Raleigh businesses are expressing concern for parking changes coming soon. Drivers will no longer have access to one popular garage on the weekends and there will be limited times on the weekdays.

The Blount Street parking garage will soon be off limits to the public on the weekends. It was supposed to be closed off starting this weekend, but the staff tells ABC11 there were problems with some of the new equipment.

"A lot of people depend on this lot," said Raleigh resident Brian Myers.

The fight to find a parking spot in Downtown Raleigh is about to get even more competitive, especially during major events.

another case of a public asset being handed over to private interests? and it just came out of the blue? this just makes me boil, and i can't find any other story on it

there's always a lot of bitching about how democrats don't get the message out.

well, thousands marched in Raleigh this weekend. can you find it on the news?

i am so pissed. i am watching the local news while getting ready for work. someone got shot and killed due to road rage. no word on her religion. a storm is coming. dah de dah de dah

maybe democrats can stop blaming themselves and take the protests to the news stations. media is a HUGE part of the problem in this country and i for one am ready to stop whipping myself because of it.

with regard to the murders in Chapel Hill

to me it seems there is an elephant in the room that is being ignored because of the victims' religion. it's this: in this country we just reach for the gun. what a fucked up way to handle conflict resolution.
someone's in your parking spot? execute them
mad at your spouse? shoot 'em
loud music? shoot! KILL!
someone knocking on your door? pop that person!

I always think, if there hadn't been a gun...if there hadn't been a gun, all these people would still be alive. Who knows how many suicidal people would still be alive if it hadn't been so easy to die? how many loved ones who fell to a spouse or significant other who was just so pissed off right then and there was the gun and all it took was a squeeze of the trigger.

thanks to the NRA and the media's obsession with Muslims we cannot even seem to address this issue at all in connection with this terrible crime.

i checked out the killer's facebook page. he actually seemed fairly liberal, definitely pro lgbt equal rights, more or less equally disdainful of any and all religion. he also had a portrait of his gun on his wall.

it's this culture that needs to change. well a lot of things need to change. but it should not be that easy to solve a problem by shooting someone. it's sick. and it always, no exceptions, just makes things worse. george zimmerman might argue with me on that point but i'm sticking with it anyway.

we have a government that will not stop warmongering, and a populace so infatuated with guns that many seem to care more for their guns than they do for their families. how does this change?

Ukraine crisis: Leaders agree peace roadmap

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31435812

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on 15 February.

The deal also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line, but some issues remain to be settled.

The pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have signed the agreement. Thousands of people have died in almost a year of fighting in the region.

French President Francois Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would ask their European Union partners to support the deal at a summit later on Thursday.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31435812

more at the link.

headline on wtvd

"Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders"

how rich is that after the past 6 years? it's like an abused wife finally moving out and the neighborhood saying "she abandoned him"

this is why i can't take corporate media anymore. it's too much bullshit. why not discuss what Obama did for the millions of undocumented workers trying to live without fear of losing everything even their families? aargh

From Ebola Researchers, An Anthem of Hope


After watching this music video, you might wonder what on earth it has to do with biomedical science, let alone Ebola research. The answer is everything.

This powerful song, entitled “One Truth,” is dedicated to all of the brave researchers, healthcare workers, and others who have put their lives on the line to save people during the recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease. What’s more, it was written and performed by seven amazing scientists—one from the United States and six from West Africa.

The song’s main composer Pardis Sabeti, MD, DPhil, an NIH-funded New Innovator at the Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, is a leading expert on using genomic data to uncover clues about the origin and evolution of emerging viruses, including Ebola. The African researchers singing along with Sabeti came to Boston this summer to learn Ebola surveillance methods—training made possible by the Human Health and Heredity in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative in which NIH is a partner. These scientists are now back in their home nations of Nigeria and Senegal, working hard to help fight this deadly disease.

But that’s not the only connection this song has to Ebola. Sabeti and her research team had been doing research on Lassa fever in West Africa for some time. When Ebola made its appearance in Sierra Leone this year, Sabeti turned her attention to the outbreak, using genomic sequencing to track the spread of the disease. Working with her friend and colleague, Sheik Humarr Khan of the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, more than 70 samples from infected patients were obtained and sequenced, documenting the viral mutation rate and ultimately proving that the outbreak could be traced to an individual who died of Ebola in Guinea in December 2013.

more at link

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