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May 22, 2024

Uvalde families reach settlement with city ahead of 2-year mark

ABC News
May 22, 2024


Nineteen families whose loved ones were killed or hurt in the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting announced they've reached a settlement with the city and county of Uvalde.

"For two long years, we have languished in pain and without any accountability from the law enforcement agencies and officers who allowed our families to be destroyed that day," Veronica Luevanos, whose daughter Jailah, and nephew Jayce, were killed, said in a statement Wednesday.
"This settlement reflects a good faith effort, particularly by the city of Uvalde, to begin rebuilding trust in the systems that failed to protect us."

The settlement comes as families approach the two-year mark of the May 24, 2022, massacre at Robb Elementary School, during which an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.

When the gunfire broke out that day, officers from Uvalde Police, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Texas Department of Public Safety were among those who rushed to Robb Elementary.
But law enforcement waited some 77 minutes before breaching a classroom and killing the gunman.


More:
https://abcnews.go.com/US/uvalde-families-reach-settlement-city-county-ahead-2/story/?id=110446153

May 22, 2024

Post a lyric from a song by an obscure band & see if anyone knows the song or the band w/o using Google

"Don't think I'm being funny when I say
You got just what you deserve
I can't help feeling you found out today
You thought you were too good; you had a lot of nerve"














More song lyrics from obscure rock & roll bands:
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May 19, 2024

Clashes on campuses keep missing the key to successful protest

Washington Post (Opinion)
By Rep. Ro Khanna
May 16, 2024


How can we have a conversation in America that condemns the horrific October 7 Hamas attack and kidnappings, reckons with what has transpired since, and respects the stories and struggles, the trauma and tears, of both Arab Americans and Jewish Americans?

At a time of campus protests that echo what America saw during the Vietnam War, we must begin with the lessons of Kent State and Jackson State.

Our nation must always stand for free speech, whether that speech is critical of Israel, of Hamas or of America.
Criticism of the policies of a government in power is neither a rejection of patriotism nor an expression of bigotry.
An open society like ours is designed for sharp disagreement and controversy.
But the defense of dissent does not absolve us of the moral responsibility to call out protests when they devolve into toxic and vile threats against Jews or any other ethnic group.
Prejudice is not a form of discussion.

University leaders can show moral clarity by condemning hate, harassment and intimidation while recognizing the gravity and repercussions of calling in armed police -- or worse, the National Guard -- to remove protesters on college campuses.
We have seen troubling images of students and professors thrown to the ground and handcuffed.
There has to be some understanding for young students who feel helpless to do anything about the deaths in Gaza and so decide, in exasperation, to camp on the quads -- provided they do not advocate violence, vandalize buildings, or make threats based on religious or national identity.
These students see the lack of representation in Congress and on university boards, where few Arab or Muslim Americans sit; they see the lopsided votes, and so protest is their cry to be heard, their plea for the bombing to stop and the occupation to end
There is nothing immoral or undemocratic about this.

More:

https://washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/05/16/freedom-speech-protection-campus-protests/?I=1

May 19, 2024

Unwanted Shelter Dog Continues To Wait For Love After More Than 1280 Days

National Animal News
May 16, 2024


Philadelphia, PA --- A Pennsylvania shelter dog is seemingly unwanted.
Smokey has been waiting for someone to choose him for more than 1282 days.

Smokey is all dressed up with no place to go.
We are keeping this handsome boy happy and healthy while he waits for his family.
But we are sure he is wondering just how long it will take.
Thus far it's been 1,282 days

That's too many days.

When November rolls around, it will be FOUR years that Smokey has been waiting.
Four years too long....


(Shared about Smokey)

"Smokey is pretty close to perfection.
His only flaw as I see it is that he gets super excited when he sees his friends while he's out for a walk.
Other than that, he walks beautifully on leash.
He's affectionate. Handsome. Never met a person he didn't like."

The shelter believes Smokey would be best suited as the only pet in the home.
Surely there is ONE person out there who is the perfect fit for this handsome boy.
Please share Smokey's story and help him find a family of his own.


LOCATION:
The Pennsylvania SPCA
350 E. Erie Ave.
Philadelphia, PA.

Shelter phone: (215) 426-6300



https://nationalanimalnews.com/unwanted-shelter-dog-continues-to-wait-for-love-after-more-than-1280-days/

May 18, 2024

Pete McCloskey's life reminds us how politics long in the past live on in the present

NPR
May 18, 2024


Paul Norton "Pete" McCloskey Jr. was the kind of politician voters always say they dream of voting for, until they get the chance to vote for one.

Often called a man of principle because he risked his career bucking his party, his example stands out today because so few have followed it.
The willingness to be a political Don Quixote, while neve common in Congress, now seems vanishingly rare.

Once upon a time, however, there was Pete McCloskey, a Republican who displeased his party by challenging the renomination of it's sitting president in 1972 -- and then becoming the first Republican to call for that president's impeachment.

McCloskey died earlier this month at the age of 96 in a small town in rural Northern California.
He had long been out of the limelight, but at the moment of his passing, the issues he had been willing to champion are as salient as ever.

[snip]

McCloskey finally changed his party affiliation in 2007 and backed the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama the following year, urging him "to try to reduce the influence money has played in our electoral process."


More:
https://npr.org/2024/05/18/1252143554/pete-mccloskey-dead

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