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Miles Archer

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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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We slam people at F.R. for "groupthink," and in doing so, shouldn't accept it here.

I've been silent, for the most part, on the Michael Brown / Ferguson situation, because when it comes to my thoughts on the subject, I break ranks with the vast majority of what I have seen on DU.

That's my right.

That's DU's right.

And I'm not going to spell out how I feel about it all...suffiice it to say that the majority of DU looks at it one way and I look at it another.

The other day I posted Pharell Williams' thoughts on the subject...WITHOUT COMMENT...and some fucking dirtwad stepped up and called me out over my "increasingly cringe-worthy" posts. Well, ya know, FUCK him, because he is now on my ignore list. Just go through the Kama Sutra page by page and FUCK this guy with what you see.

I have my opinions. Michael Brown is not my dashboard Jesus, and there is NO WAY IN HELL I can sign off on assholes on the streets of Ferguson burning down businesses that the owners have sacrificed EVERYTHING for. Blocking freeways and keeping innocent people from getting to and from work will NEVER get a high five from me. NEVER.

In short, there are people who are on board with the consensus on DU when it comes to certain issues, and people who are not.

When it comes to Michael Brown, with all due respect to the majority on DU, I am not with you.

And I am CONFIDENT that DU...being the HOME of progressive thought on the Web...will respect my desire to keep my opinions to myself and my mouth shut.

OR, the people who need to be "right" will have their say.

Either way, I'm not with you on this, folks. Respectfully so.

Scott Stapp: 60-Day Psychiatric Hold Requested for Creed Singer

Scott Stapp: 60-Day Psychiatric Hold Requested for Creed Singer


By Daniel Kreps | November 29, 2014

A distraught Scott Stapp posted a video on Facebook November 26th claiming that he was now penniless and homeless. While Stapp assured fans he was clean and sober in the rambling 15-minute video, divorce papers filed by his wife Jaclyn Stapp suggest otherwise. Now, more details about the Creed singer's descent have emerged, including a report that Stapp was placed on a temporary involuntary psychiatric hold earlier this month.

According to TMZ, after Scott Stapp posted his video online Wednesday, his wife Jaclyn Stapp filed legal documents to have her husband committed for 60 days so he can receive the help he requires. This comes after Jaclyn Stapp stated in a divorce petition that the Creed singer had been "doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family."

TMZ adds more details to those allegations, writing that Scott Stapp called up the dean of his son's school on November 10th to alert them that ISIS was targeting the school. Stapp also allegedly threatened to kill both himself and his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, with TMZ adding "he has guns." Jaclyn Stapp claims that her husband has been pawning his possessions to fuel his habit, which includes "steroids, weed, cocaine, PCP, Special K, Crystal meth, and various Rx drugs."

While all those allegations could be viewed as kindling for a messy divorce, there is some evidence to back Jaclyn Stapp's claims: A Madison Country, Florida Sheriff's Department report from November 13th states that deputies found Stapp in his vehicle on the side of the road – the singer mentioned in his video that he was living out of his truck – "wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him," TMZ reports. Stapp was placed on a 72-hour psych hold before he was released.

Pharrell Williams' Remarks About Michael Brown's 'Bully-ish' Behavior Surface

Pharrell Williams' Remarks About Michael Brown's 'Bully-ish' Behavior Surface


Pharrell Williams' comments about Michael Brown's "bully-ish" behavior have surfaced following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of the 18-year-old.

In a cover story interview for the November issue of Ebony magazine -- conducted weeks before the decision -- Williams broached the topic of Ferguson, telling the publication's Kenya Hunt: “I don’t talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I’m very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, Mo.”

In the interview, published on Ebony's website Nov. 13, Hunt asked if the singer had seen the surveillance video allegedly showing Brown stealing cigarillos from a local convenience story and pushing a store employee.

"It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with," he said. "Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?"


Iowa City Police help woman locked out of house, find pot plants, bongs, scale & grow lights

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

Iowa City police say 19-year-old Jailin Turner is charged with possession of a controlled substance and other crimes. Jail records showed she was in custody on Monday. It’s unclear whether she has an attorney.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the officers were sent to investigate a report early Friday morning about a woman yelling and banging on an apartment window. She told them she’d lost her keys.

The officers said in the complaint that when firefighters broke into the apartment, two bongs were in plain view. Officials also said they found a scale, potted marijuana plants and grow lights.


Sheriff David Clarke suggests Barack Obama encouraged Ferguson rioting

Sheriff David Clarke suggests Barack Obama encouraged Ferguson rioting


Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is suggesting that President Barack Obama encouraged rioting in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of a grand jury's decision Monday not to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

Clarke made the comment in an interview Tuesday afternoon on Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

"When I heard the president call for calm after the rioting started, I questioned his sincerity because some of his political strategy of divide and conquer fuels this sort of racial animosity between people," Clarke said. "And so, I think when he called for calm after the rioting started, I believe it was done with a wink and a nod."

Cavuto did not follow up on the comment.

Eckerd College President: You Can Stop Rape By Not Drinking Or Having Casual Sex

Eckerd College President: You Can Stop Rape By Not Drinking Or Having Casual Sex


On Sunday, Eckerd College President Donald Eastman sent an "open letter" to all students and faculty urging students to cut back on alcohol and casual sex in order to prevent sexual assault. He says that by doing so, students will address the "nexus of problems" surrounding sexual assault.

"You know that these incidents are almost always preceded by consumption, often heavy consumption, of alcohol, often by everyone involved in them," the Florida college president wrote. The full letter was published by the Current, Eckerd's student paper.

Eastman condemned casual sex, writing that "No one’s culture or character or understanding is improved by casual sex." He added that "those who are virtuous are happier as well as healthier," and referred to how "Western Culture" values virtue.

"I was trying to say that we would have a healthier and less dangerous campus if people drank less and took their sexual relations more seriously," Eastman clarified in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times.

The Onion: "Biden Tossed Out Of Car Passing By White House"

Biden Tossed Out Of Car Passing By White House

"Not the first time I’ve had my ass in a sling."


WASHINGTON—At approximately 2 a.m. Thursday morning, White House sources confirmed that Vice President Joe Biden was forcibly pushed out the rear door of a moving 1980 Lincoln Town Car onto the curb outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “Whoa, those hombres were not fucking around,” said Biden, assuring a small group of onlookers that he was fine as he climbed to his feet and dusted himself off. “Being in the hole 50-large ain’t no joke, but no need to worry about me. Not the first time I’ve had my ass in a sling. And if there’s anything Diamond Joe knows, it’s how to rake in some quick green.” At press time, witnesses confirmed seeing Biden walking out of the Oval Office with Rembrandt Peale’s 1823 portrait of George Washington tucked into his jacket.

Geraldo calls his Facebook followers "pieces of shit," turns comments over to "FOX NEWS OFFICIALS"

One of my "red state friends" just posted this on his Facebook page. He's one of the "pieces of shit" Geraldo referred to. He's not happy about it.

Geraldo Rivera lashed out at his Facebook followers on Monday and said he is turning over some of their comments to Fox News officials and Facebook, citing them as inappropriate.

“Just checking some of your responses to my recent posts on the president's immigration action. Most are spirited, but within the normal boundaries of decent discourse. Some, however, are hateful, ignorant and racist, even mentioning my family,” the Fox News and radio host wrote on Facebook. “That is something I cannot abide. I'm turning your posts over to Fox News and Facebook authorities because you little pieces of sh-- hiding in the shadows of your mother's basement deserve no less.”

Last week, in several Facebook posts, Rivera applauded the president’s decision to issue executive actions that would shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

“Bravo Mr. President for having the courage or political will or for doing the hard cold political calculation finally to do the right thing for five million undocumented, but otherwise law-abiding immigrants,” Rivera wrote on Thursday. “These people have been demonized by hard-right-wingers who have found in them convenient scapegoats to blame for whatever ails us from ISIS to Ebola. They have been cynically exploited to serve as a wedge to divide Americans. Get over them. They are here and thanks to Barack Obama they are staying. And America is better because of it.”


If you LOVE the LEGENDARY Joni Mitchell as I do, you'll love her MORE after reading THIS.

Joni Mitchell Reveals Why She Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic

"I squelched that," Mitchell says. "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones'"

By Daniel Kreps | November 25, 2014

In April 2012, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to portray folk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell in the big-screen adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focused on the impact of Mitchell, Carol King and Carly Simon. As recently as October 2012, Swift admitted that she was still eager to play Mitchell, but the role hadn't been confirmed yet. Two years later, we finally know why the film wasn't officially greenlit: Mitchell prevented the biopic from being made.

"I squelched that," Mitchell told The Sunday Times of the nixed biopic (via NME). "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes." Mitchell also said of the source material, written by Sheila Weller, "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books… assumptions, assumptions, assumptions."

"That's actually not confirmed," Swift said in October 2012 when asked if she would play Mitchell. "I wish I could say it's confirmed! But the thing about movies that I've learned is – I've been reading scripts for five years, and you just don't know what ones are going to get greenlit and which ones aren't, so I can't talk about it unless it's the real thing."

The Newsroom actress Alison Pill was also in talks to play Carole King in Girls Like Us before Mitchell had the film blocked. John Sayles was hired as screenwriter with Kate Jacobs directing the movie. Girls Like Us would have been the first dramatic turn for Swift, who made her big screen debut in the 2010 ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day. The 1989 singer finally tackled drama when she appeared in the 2012 adaptation of the young adult classic The Giver.
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