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Ted Nugget says Democrats should be shot like Coyotes

Musician and NRA board member Ted Nugent likened Democrats, members of the media and others to “rabid coyotes” on Friday and suggested people should not wait to “get” their guns and “shoot” them on sight.

Nugent, a major proponent of gun rights and the Second Amendment, applied the same comparison to Hollywood and RINOS - the common acronym standing for Republicans in name only - during an interview on InfoWars’ The Alex Jones Show.

“Don’t ask why. Just know that evil, dishonesty, and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re RINOs, they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least,” Nugent said according to conservative media watchdog Media Matters.

Nugent continued: “So come to that realization. There are rabid coyotes running around. You don’t wait till you see one to go get your gun. Keep your gun handy, and every time you see one, you shoot one.”

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http://www.newsweek.com/nugent-democrats-coyotes-shot-876408

I think the Nuge should be arrested as a domestic terrorist, and placed in a straightjacket and a diaper. And allowed to recreate his 1960's draft dodging experience.

Puffin beaks are fluorescent and we had no idea

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A scientist in England has made an enlightening discovery about Atlantic puffins — under a UV light, their bills glow like a freshly cracked glow stick.

"It was sort of discovered by accident," said Jamie Dunning, the ornithologist who first saw the beaks light up.

Dunning normally works with twites, another type of bird, but he had been wondering if puffins had Day-Glo beaks for a while, since crested auklets — seabirds in the same family — also have light-up bills.


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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/puffin-beaks-flouresce-1.4607386

Legalised cannabis could help solve America's opioid crisis, studies suggest

Research into medical marijuana and liberal cannabis laws may offer insights into possible solutions to a crisis that saw 17,087 people die from prescription opioid overdoes in the US in 2016.

Adam Lusher

Legalised cannabis use may help solve America’s opioid crisis, two scientific studies have suggested.

Two separate peer-reviewed studies in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found significant drops in opioid prescribing in US states that had relaxed their cannabis laws.

Both studies appear to offer insights into possible ways to solve a crisis that saw 17,087 people die from prescription opioid overdoes in the US in 2016.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/legalised-cannabis-latest-solved-opioid-crisis-medical-marijuana-studies-scientific-jama-internal-a8293831.html

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Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

It’s official. Black Lives Don’t Matter—and neither do white or brown ones, male or female, if a policeman feels threatened, is rattled by the circumstances, doesn’t like the response he’s getting, or mistakes a cellphone for a Glock 17. There’s an epidemic of that.

In a ruling Monday, a majority of the Supreme Court, in a review of what by all appearances is one of the least justified shootings imaginable, held that law enforcement is almost always right. In Kisela v. Hughes, police in Tucson, Arizona, responded to a call that a woman was hacking at a tree with a knife. When they arrived, Amy Hughes came outdoors holding a kitchen knife at her side. Hughes didn’t respond immediately to requests to drop it. Two officers held back but one saw that as reason to shoot, hitting her four times and leaving her gravely wounded. She survived and sued.

In an unsigned opinion, the court rejected Hughes’ claim of excessive force, saying officers are entitled to immunity unless previous cases clearly tell them a specific use of force is unlawful. True enough, there may not be a previous case where the life of a tree was at stake. But here, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a blistering dissent, found that no one’s life was at stake: Hughes did not raise the knife in the direction of the police, or her roommate. She wasn’t behaving erratically or verbally threatening anyone. The ruling, Sotomayor wrote, shows an “unflinching willingness” to intervene prematurely to wrongly grant immunity.

The decision Sotomayor labeled as “shoot first and ask questions later” comes as police killings are roiling the country. In many cases, victims are unarmed African Americans. With body cameras widely required, it’s no longer just the word of witnesses and families against the police, but the police against what your eyes can see. Watching a black man, Eric Garner, choked to death, gasping “I can’t breathe,” for selling bootleg cigarettes concentrates the mind.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/supreme-court-no-lives-matter-if-a-cop-feels-threatened?ref=home

7-2. Police State, here we are
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