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Baltimore Councilman to CNN Host: ‘Just Call Them N--gers’


Carl Stokes did not agree with CNN’s Erin Burnett that the “bad actors” in the Baltimore protests should be called thugs.

Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes clashed with CNN’s Erin Burnett Tuesday evening after Burnett asked if “thugs” was not the appropriate word to use when describing the “bad actors” of the Baltimore protests.

Burnett pointed out that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama also used the word to describe the individuals involved in the disorder.

Stokes vehemently disagreed. “No, of course it’s not the right word to call our children thugs. These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us. No, we don’t have to call them thugs.”

“But how does that justify what they did?” Burnett countered. “I mean, that’s a sense of right and wrong. They know it’s wrong to steal and burn down a CVS and an old person’s home. I mean, come on.”

“‘Come on’?” Stokes retorted. “So calling them thugs—just call them n--gers. Just call them n--gers.

“No. We don’t have to call them by names such as that. We don’t have to do that,” the councilman continued. “When you say ‘come on,’ come on what? You wouldn’t call your child a thug if they did something which was not what you’d expect them to do.”

Burnett, for her part, said that she “would hope” that she would call her son a thug “if he ever did such a thing.”

Posted: April 29 2015 12:06 PM

*who voted for this asshole*

FLASHBACK: Baltimore mayor vetoed body camera bill in December 2014


Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has said she would veto a city council bill that would require police officers in the city to wear body cameras while on duty.

* Hmm, interesting and strange*

Brazilian Transgender Woman’s Face Is Severely Beaten and Mutilated While She’s in Police Custody

No one knows whether jail authorities or inmates beat Veronica Bolina, but the photos of her face circulating online have evoked the ire of groups that want to bring attention to the hate crimes committed against transgender people.


Veronica Bolina—a 25-year-old transgender woman in Brazil who was arrested for allegedly attacking her 73-year-old neighbor—was beaten beyond recognition while in jail, the Daily Mail reports. In photos that have circulated online, Bolina’s eyes are swollen shut, her face is puffed out and deformed, and her lips are swollen. There are also several lacerations on her face. Many in Brazil are outraged and suspect that it’s a hate crime.

According to the Daily Mail, there are different accounts of what happened. Police say that Bolina was attacked by other inmates when they saw her performing a sexual act on herself. Bolina, despite her gender identity, was placed in a male jail. The police statement notes that once Bolina was attacked by inmates, she allegedlly bit one of the officers who tried to break up the attack. Police claim that Bolina endured injuries from an officer who retaliated in self-defense.Meanwhile, there are also reports that it was the police who attacked Bolina on three different occasions while she was in custody. It is also alleged that the police forcefully shaved Bolina’s hair.

According to the Daily Mail, LGBT-advocacy groups in Brazil have also put together a campaign to bring attention to Bolina’s beating and the injustices that transgender and gay people endure in Brazil. In one photo, Bolina can be seen lying partially naked and facedown on the floor with an armed police officer standing guard next to her. In another, more disturbing photo, viewers get a full glimpse of her severely deformed face and her bare breasts. Bolina is sitting down, with her arms handcuffed behind her.

Sao Paulo authorities say they are investigating the incident. In the meantime, Bolina has been moved to a detention camp and has been placed in an isolated cell.


George W. Bush plans to stay off campaign trail....lol

George W. Bush, saying voters do not like dynasties, plans to stay off campaign trail


By Matea Gold April 26 at 2:09 PM

LAS VEGAS — Former president George W. Bush plans to stay off the 2016 campaign trail as his younger brother prepares to mount a presidential bid, telling a group of Republican Jewish donors here that he does not want to fuel an anti-dynastic backlash.

“He said that one of the challenges his brother is going to have is that the country doesn’t like dynasties,” recalled David Volosov, a RJC member from Silver Spring, Md. “People are going to say, ‘Oh, here comes another Bush.’ His response is that he is going to stay as far as way as he can. He is going to stay away from the whole process.”

“He basically said that his brother is going to have some issues with the name 'Bush' to contend with,” said Lisa Karlovsky of Scottsdale, Ariz.

** Rofl, good move George, no one will know you're brothers if you stay hidden*

Headline: Scott Walker is now toast..

Scott Walker is now toast: The crazy move right that cost him the Koch brothers — and probably the nomination

First he had the Koch endorsement. Then he didn't. Why? A Glenn Beck interview where Walker moved wackier than Cruz



They are now reportedly going to hold an “audition” of sorts during the summer for the Kochs’ primary Prom King. (Apparently their earlier “Koch Summit” was just a casual mixer.)

So what, exactly, did Scott Walker say that appears to have made the Kochs do such an about-face in record time? Well, it’s a doozy. Walker, you see, was once a “pro-immigration reform” Republican, which is likely one of the reasons the Koch brothers back him. Like most of the more libertarian-minded Big Business Republicans, they tend toward a more moderate stance on immigration. It’s good for business in a number of ways (for both good and bad reasons). Walker, being a proven anti-union, pro-immigration governor, was naturally at the top of their list of nominees. He had recently “moderated” his stance on illegal immigration but it was widely assumed to be a mild feint to the right for the purposes of winning the nomination. It brought him into line with all the other candidates like Rubio and Bush who had once also been pro-reform, so it was no harm-no foul as far as the primary was concerned.

But yesterday he went a step further. He appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show and he said this:

“In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying — the next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages. Because the more I’ve talked to folks, I’ve talked to [Alabama Sen. Jeff] Sessions and others out there — but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today — is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages. And we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward.”

*The whole article is hilarious*

‘Isis’ Removed From UN List of Hurricane Names

Tessa Berenson @tcberenson 1:41 PM ET Updated: 1:56 PM ET

It was replaced with Ivette

Don’t expect Hurricane Isis to hit anytime soon.

The U.N. has removed “Isis” from its official list of future hurricane names, deeming it inappropriate because of the rise of the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Reuters reports.

Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said it’s not unprecedented for the group to strike hurricane names.

“Names are knocked off the list, which rotates every six years, if they are considered inappropriate if they caused too much damage and too much death,” Nullis said.

She told TIME how the process works to take a name off the list: “There was consensus on this. These sorts of decisions are always taken by consensus, there is never a vote.”

The WMO Hurricane Committee has replaced the name Isis with Ivette.


In more news, the godess ISIS' name will be replaced with INGRID.

Don't know if this was discussed here before...

Who do you think will Hilary choose as her VP pick ?

Pope Francis 'refuses' gay French ambassador...Flip-Flop Francis is his name

Pope Francis has reportedly barred the nomination of a close aide of President Francois Hollande as new French ambassador to the Vatican because he is gay.
The apparent rejection calls into question the pope's reputation as holding more liberal views on homosexuality.


Wow what a huge difference on his stance a while back....

Pope Francis on gays: 'Who am I to judge?'

Aboard the Papal Airplane (CNN) - Pope Francis said Monday that he will not "judge" gays and lesbians, including gay priests, signaling a shift from his predecessor and offering another sign that the new pope is committed to changing the church's approach to historically marginalized groups.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis said in a wide-ranging news conference aboard the papal plane.


Who has nuclear arms?


United States 7,315 warheads

Russia 8,000 warheads

United Kingdom 225 warheads

France 300 warheads

China 250 warheads

India 90–110 warheads

Pakistan 100–120 warheads

Israel 80 warheads

North Korea 10 warheads

Nuclear arsenals

Nine countries together possess more than 16,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.

The failure of the nuclear powers to disarm has heightened the risk that other countries will acquire nuclear weapons. The only guarantee against the spread and use of nuclear weapons is to eliminate them without delay. Although the leaders of some nuclear-armed nations have expressed their vision for a nuclear-weapon-free world, they have failed to develop any detailed plans to eliminate their arsenals and are modernizing them.

http://www.icanw.org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/ Source: Federation of American Scientists 2014
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