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Without Google what famous American has both a Sea Shepherd's ship and prison supply company

Sharing his name...
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Tue Mar 8, 2022, 01:16 AM (3 replies)

Tampa woman who killed lottery winner backs Florida bill that would keep winners' names secret


GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A bill awaiting the governor’s signature that would temporarily keep secret the names of lottery winners in Florida has at least one unexpected supporter: the woman in prison for murdering the winner of a $30 million lottery payout.

In a telephone interview from behind bars, Dorice Donegan "Dee Dee" Moore, 49, of Tampa said publicly identifying recipients and details about big lottery payouts puts their lives at risk.

The bill in Florida’s Legislature would keep secret for 90 days the names of lottery winners of $250,000 or more unless the winner wants to be publicly identified. The House passed it 114-1 and the Senate passed it 37-1 last month. Gov. Ron DeSantis was expected to sign it into law as early as this month.

In Georgia, Craigory Burch, 20, was shot to death in a home invasion in 2016 in front of his girlfriend and one of their children, months after he won $400,000. Georgia is now among 10 states that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.


This is just good common sense. And I agree with the lotto murderer even 90 days may not be enough time.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:09 AM (7 replies)

Exclusive: Gavin Newsom has a bold new mental health plan, inspired by the misery on S.F. streets.

Exclusive: Gavin Newsom has a bold new mental health plan, inspired by the misery on S.F. streets. Will it work?


The misery experienced on San Francisco’s sidewalks has long offered a case study in the failure of California’s mental health care system. Now, the dire situation is inspiring a proposal for a sweeping overhaul.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan, to be unveiled Thursday, seeks to tackle two big flaws in the system: the shortage of desperately needed care and the strict limitations on compelling treatment for people who are too sick to understand they need help.

His proposal, called Care Court, would create a mental-health-focused arm of the civil courts in every county. For the first time, the state would require counties to provide comprehensive treatment to those suffering from debilitating psychosis — and risk sanctions if they don’t. The people in the program, in turn, would be obligated to accept the care.

Previous efforts to compel treatment have often run into opposition from mental-health advocates who worry about a return to institutionalization, and say governments should focus on expanding voluntary care. But the governor said there’s no more time to debate people’s civil rights as they endure degradation, and no more time to argue over how to fund the much-needed help.


IMHO many homeless advocates do more harm than good. Many of those that are long term homeless would be better off in newly built institutions where they could get the help they need and allow the citizens of the city to enjoy the city without the threat of random violence and disturbance. I applaud the governor for this first step.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Mar 3, 2022, 08:23 PM (5 replies)

Girl Scout cookie sellers as young as 5 are being harassed for selling unhealthy food

Girl Scout cookie sellers as young as 5 are being harassed for selling unhealthy food and a conspiracy theory about cookie money funding abortion


Girl Scout cookie season is upon us, and young saleswomen in uniform are everywhere: holding court in office boardrooms for an afternoon, manning booths outside the local grocery store, or posting cheery video messages on social media, offering door-to-door shipping. You may even have a Girl Scout under your own roof, filling your garage with cases of the chocolatey, caramelly, peanut-buttery goods.

But Girl Scouts, and the women who lead their troops and volunteer with them during cookie season, say that the organization's tradition of face-to-face sales is increasingly accompanied by customer harassment.

From 5-year-old Daisies to 16-year-old Senior Scouts, girls are often forced to bear the brunt of angry tirades from adults who want to lecture them about healthy eating, moan about price hikes, or rant about the group's rumored (and false) link to Planned Parenthood.

In interviews with Scouts, Scout leaders, and parents, no form of cookie-related harassment appears to be more pervasive than that related to the healthfulness — or lack thereof — of the product.


I wish this was just anti abortion Q loonies, but apparently the worst offenders are Palm Oil nuts and the anti-sugar brigade, which fit a different bracket of nut.

And for the record anyone who yells or screams at a girl scout selling cookies is a nut. I don't care how passionate you are or what your fucking cause is. Grow up.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Mar 2, 2022, 09:35 PM (43 replies)
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