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Schindler's List - The Children Wave Goodbye

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Black actresses claim they were arrested for taking too long to use a restaurant bathroom

Source: Newsweek

Three black actresses claim they were arrested at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, for allegedly taking too long in the restroom.

Erica Walker, Brittany Marie Lucio and Asia'h Sharrell Epperson asked to use the restroom at Houston's Restaurant in Atlanta on May 13. According to a police report obtained by Newsweek, an off-duty Atlanta Police Department officer who also worked at Houston's was asked by the shift manager to remove the women from the bathroom because it was after 10 p.m. and they had been asked to leave twice.

The officer stated that he found the three women using their cell phones when he walked into the restroom. When he asked the women to leave, they ignored him and laughed when asked to leave by the officer a second time. After asking a third time, the officer grabbed Lucio's wrist and asked the shift manager to open the back door. Lucio asked the officer to "let go" and slipped away from the officer's grip before saying, "Get your hands off of me."

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"The Atlanta Police Department is aware of the excessive force accusations made by the arrestees and the Office of Professional Standards has opened an investigation into [the] entire incident for appropriate action and whether proper procedures were followed," the statement read.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/houstons-restaurant-atlanta-georgia-bathroom-940592



Video & photos at link

Joe Wilson drops the F Bomb live on Katy Turr's show



Says Trump wants to make as much fucking money as he can off the presidency.
(paraphrased)

DC traffic cams

Check out Pennsylvania Ave & 7th and Pennsylvania Ave & 9th

http://app.ddot.dc.gov/

Horrifying John Bolton story

This letter was read into the Senate foreign relations committee in 2005.

Reported by The Independent. Paul Manfort's name comes up, why am I not surprised?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bolton-would-bang-on-my-door-and-shout-503763.html

Dear Sir:

I'm writing to urge you to consider blocking in committee the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the UN.

In the late summer of 1994, I worked as the subcontracted leader of a US AID project in Kyrgyzstan officially awarded to a HUB primary contractor. My own employer was Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, and I reported directly to Republican leader Charlie Black.

After months of incompetence, poor contract performance, inadequate in-country funding, and a general lack of interest or support in our work from the prime contractor, I was forced to make US AID officials aware of the prime contractor's poor performance.

I flew from Kyrgyzstan to Moscow to meet with other Black Manafort employees who were leading or subcontracted to other US AID projects. While there, I met with US AID officials and expressed my concerns about the project -- chief among them, the prime contractor's inability to keep enough cash in country to allow us to pay bills, which directly resulted in armed threats by Kyrgyz contractors to me and my staff.

Within hours of sending a letter to US AID officials outlining my concerns, I met John Bolton, whom the prime contractor hired as legal counsel to represent them to US AID. And, so, within hours of dispatching that letter, my hell began.

Mr. Bolton proceeded to chase me through the halls of a Russian hotel -- throwing things at me, shoving threatening letters under my door and, generally, behaving like a madman. For nearly two weeks, while I awaited fresh direction from my company and from US AID, John Bolton hounded me in such an appalling way that I eventually retreated to my hotel room and stayed there. Mr. Bolton, of course, then routinely visited me there to pound on the door and shout threats.

When US AID asked me to return to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in advance of assuming leadership of a project in Kazakstan, I returned to my project to find that John Bolton had proceeded me by two days. Why? To meet with every other AID team leader as well as US foreign-service officials in Bishkek, claiming that I was under investigation for misuse of funds and likely was facing jail time. As US AID can confirm, nothing was further from the truth.

He indicated to key employees of or contractors to State that, based on his discussions with investigatory officials, I was headed for federal prison and, if they refused to cooperate with either him or the prime contractor's replacement team leader, they, too, would find themselves the subjects of federal investigation. As a further aside, he made unconscionable comments about my weight, my wardrobe and, with a couple of team leaders, my sexuality, hinting that I was a lesbian (for the record, I'm not).

When I resurfaced in Kyrgyzstan, I learned that he had done such a convincing job of smearing me that it took me weeks -- with the direct intervention of US AID officials -- to limit the damage. In fact, it was only US AID's appoinment of me as a project leader in Almaty, Kazakstan that largely put paid to the rumors Mr. Bolton maliciously circulated.

As a maligned whistleblower, I've learned firsthand the lengths Mr. Bolton will go to accomplish any goal he sets for himself. Truth flew out the window. Decency flew out the window. In his bid to smear me and promote the interests of his client, he went straight for the low road and stayed there.

John Bolton put me through hell -- and he did everything he could to intimidate, malign and threaten not just me, but anybody unwilling to go along with his version of events. His behavior back in 1994 wasn't just unforgivable, it was pathological.

I cannot believe that this is a man being seriously considered for any diplomatic position, let alone such a critical posting to the UN. Others you may call before your committee will be able to speak better to his stated dislike for and objection to stated UN goals. I write you to speak about the very character of the man.

It took me years to get over Mr. Bolton's actions in that Moscow hotel in 1994, his intensely personal attacks and his shocking attempts to malign my character.

I urge you from the bottom of my heart to use your ability to block Mr. Bolton's nomination in committee.

Respectfully yours,

Melody Townsel
Dallas, TX 75208

DeKalb residents could be under boil water advisory for days after major water main break

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Buford Highway in DeKalb County is open again after a 48-inch water main broke Wednesday morning, disrupting a multitude of services across the county, including hospitals, businesses, restaurants and schools.

But a boil water advisory remains in effect for the entire county and Department of Watershed Management Interim Director Reggie Wells said Wednesday night it could last for days.

The 20- to 30-year-old main broke just north of I-285 about 4:30 a.m. and flooded the roadway for hours. The county’s CEO said a “full-scale investigation” will be conducted into the cause of the break.

DeKalb’s Watershed Management department has been plagued by issues over the years, including outdated meters that led to widespread water billing issues and a decaying sewage system that is the source of regular spills.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/traffic/just-water-main-break-shuts-down-buford-highway-dekalb-county/cefcx91zPPjthLAb31zQjI/



One doesn't appreciate safe drinking water until you don't have it.

Stephanie Miller coming up on Hardball

Probably at the end.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team in Training

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Are you sitting down? I'm training to do a 10K half marathon in Sun River, Oregon in June. It's for a good cause. The daughter of one of my co-workers is battling Leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant from her dad on Dec 22. I am participating in her honor and hope to raise $2400 for a cure. Another benefit is a coach for me for the next six months to get ready for the event. Please wish me luck and click the link donate to a few bucks for the cause.

http://pages.teamintraining.org/ga/paccrstr18/LCea

By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immnuotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.

Patients need these cures and they need your support.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.

(PM me if you want to run with me)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team in Training

[URL=.html][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

I'm training to do a 10K half marathon in Sun River, Oregon in June. It's for a good cause. The daughter of one of my co-workers is battling Leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant from her dad on Dec 22. I am participating in her honor and hope to raise $2400 for a cure. Another benefit is a coach for me for the next six months to get ready for the event. Please wish me luck and click the link donate to a few bucks for the cause.

http://pages.teamintraining.org/ga/paccrstr18/LCea#home

By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immnuotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.

Patients need these cures and they need your support.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.



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