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My #AMTRAK adventure continues. Amtrak e-mailed our itinerary then called to confirm we understood the potential travel delay caused by the Bakken Oil Train rail "congestion." The fact that Empire Builder travels right through Williston, ND -- the heart of the "oil-patch" is main problem for our travel.
SURFACE - Baken Oil Trains.jpg
Of course the unit trains cause problems all along their route. I'm guessing farmers moving crops to market are far more inconvenienced than we are. We're just along for the ride.... #howerool - WarLord
There is so much oil being produced in North Dakota I keep expecting the 82nd airborne to invade... Maybe they'll find some Al Quada in Fargo.... - WarLord
Eric - Poppa Large
Bon Appetit Craps Out, Mariani Makes His Point -
Bon Appetit Craps Out, Mariani Makes His Point
"Two mornings ago, the editor of Bon Appetit magazine, and the Restaurant Editor of Bon Appetit magazine, appeared on the CBS Morning News to announce Bon App’s “Best New Restaurants of 2014.” In introducing the segment, they listed their general criteria for determining which restos made the overall list, and how they specifically determined their Top 10 eateries on the list. Those criteria were, in order: 1) Good Vibe 2) Good Music 3) Good Lighting 4) Good Food To say that Eating Las Vegas was appalled is an understatement. And we weren’t the only ones. " "For the record: ELV has nothing against Millennials. He has even spawned one. But they need to get in line like every generation before them. Learn their manners. Aspire to maturity. Realize they didn’t invent much except yet another way to look and act foolish for their first ten years of adulthood. And they need to quit thinking that drinking out of mason jars, sitting at tiny tables, and screaming over bad music is the way... more... - Eric - Poppa Large from Bookmarklet
This "... And they need to quit thinking that drinking out of mason jars, sitting at tiny tables, and screaming over bad music is the way you’re supposed to eat. ..." - WarLord
Hipsters, Betsy. - Eric - Poppa Large
(Sorry I deleted my comment, Eric. It seemed kinda dumb once I saw it posted.) - Betsy
Sean McBride
Hillary Clinton Urged to Stay Mum on Ferguson Shooting -
Hillary Clinton Urged to Stay Mum on Ferguson Shooting
"Potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being pressured by Rev. Al Sharpton to step up and comment on the Ferguson shooting controversy — but Democratic strategists are urging her to stay quiet, Politico reported. Sharpton called on the former secretary of state as well as possible Republican contender Jeb Bush, and other White House hopeful, to make their feelings known about the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
""Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, don't get laryngitis on this issue," Sharpton said sardonically during a rally over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri. "Nobody can go to the White House unless they stop by our house and talk about policing." The preacher has continued to press for Clinton and other Democratic candidates in 2016 to speak up during his MSNBC show, but his requests appear to have fallen on deaf ears, Politico said." - Sean McBride
"Donna Brazile, former Vice President Al Gore's campaign manager, urged Clinton to wait until a full investigation is carried out into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson before she addresses the crisis. "There's two tragedies unfolding in American politics," Brazile told Politico. "The murder of a young unarmed man by a policeman and the mishandling of... more... - Sean McBride
[Wikipedia; Donna Brazile] - Sean McBride
Poor HRC polling her responses to every damn thing . #tonedeaf - WarLord
But it's not just Hillary -- it's the entire Democratic leadership. They may be privy to information about the case that is not available to the public. - Sean McBride
Its racism, not “principled conservatism”: The South, civil rights, GOP myths — and the roots of Ferguson via @Salon
But the South was already halfway out the door at the time. Missouri, with a fair amount of Southern culture in its veins, is nonetheless a border state, home to Harry Truman, whose enunciation of a civil rights agenda, followed by integration of the armed forces and strong civil rights platform in 1948, led to the walkout of the Dixiecrats, which cost him a dramatic 20 percent drop in the share of the Southern vote from where it had been in 1944. That launched a transitional era that is strangely lost to most who ponder such things today. - WarLord
Hmm very similar to Domestic Discipline really is just beating the crap out of their family. Interesting how they are all trying to redefine things. - Me
Steven Perez
This was a very new experience. I’ve been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I’ve been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I’ve met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at... -
American. Exceptionalism takes a big hit as cops arrest a guy for standing stilt #WOW we have lost our way so baldy since 9.11 and become cowards all of us #sadness - WarLord
Sarah G.
Related: I have been informed that my cholesterol number is "dangerously low" and am instructed to try and raise it 32 points. (To 150)
You are the only person to get a prescription to eat meat. - sglassme
Lots of eggs and bacon - Joe
Welcome to my world: "extra butter and sour cream on that baked potato please" - WarLord
@sglassme - it's even better than that. I was told specifically to eat a lot more fat. - Sarah G.
"Could I get two bacon cheeseburgers? I'm trying to eat healthy." - Andrew C (✔)
"Is it possible to deep fry buns? If so, hit me up with that while you're at it." - Sarah G.
oh, buns painted with butter and put on the grill before using ... mmm - Christina Pikas
JEALOUS! - MoTO: Team Marina
"QUICK, this man needs a hot beef infection STAT!" - Johnny from iPhone
Come to the UK, we probably still have some hot infected beef ;) - Pete : Team Marina
"Hot Infected Beef", my new stripper name. - MoTO: Team Marina
Bacillus Barry, the Rod of Love - Pete : Team Marina
*fans self* - Big Joe Silence
Jenny H.
"One thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got 'em, You keep on fallin' 'cause there ain't no bottom An' there ain't no end..."
Hope you feel better soon. - Halil
God, that song is one of my anthems. Hang in there. - laura x from iPhone
Oh, I'm fine, Halil. I just had an Emmylou earworm that morning. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
laura, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. - Jenny H. from Android
Be wel - WarLord
Why Employers Are to Blame for the ‘Skills Gap’ via @YahooFinance
Shifting cost of training to workers and of course Taxpayers - WarLord
And of course looking for"skiled workers" on the CHEAP! - WarLord
Raise wages and skilled workers come running - WarLord
Jason Griffey
That time you get excited about something you see online and go to add it to Pinboard, only to realize you added it literally a year ago.
hahaha happens to me all the time! - RepoRat
yeah - WarLord
I'll often write great new ideas in my journal, only to find out later I've duplicated an existing entry almost word for word. - Ken Morley
In fact, you you wrote this same tweet 4 years ago. - Todd Hoff
Look at the bright side, consistency is good #memorynotsomuch - WarLord
Sarah G.
Btw, there's a squirrel in my duct work. A critter gitter has been engaged, but also considering just jamming a cat in there to get it.
A squirrel in my ductwork... #bandname #noveltitle or new #euphemism - WarLord
but then you will have to jam a dog in after it. and a cow after that. or however that song goes - Sir Shuping is just sir
Stoat. - Spidra Webster
If you shove a cat in your ductwork... New children's book? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
or an adult film. - Big Joe Silence
I want to hug this thread - MoTO: Team Marina
Wait, I saw this episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"... - Corinne L
I would be a tad bit afraid that your pest infestations seem to be larger and larger rodents. I hope they don't work up to capybara. - sglassme
No ground hog yet. Yet. - Sarah G.
We could send you ours. - Catherine Pellegrino
While looking up how to spell "capybara" I learned that they prefer to live in herds. So if you have a capybara infestation, you are in for a world of hurt. - sglassme
I wouldn't mind a pet Capybara. I saw a woman on TLC with one. Of course, that was on "My Strange Addiction..." - Sarah G.
Victor Ganata
I mean, if we really have no faith in any of our institutions and it's all just partisan hackery, then America is definitely very dead.
You're right about that too. We need to stop the total support along party lines neither side has all the answers. I am proud to be a Republican, but I don't support all of the party line positions. I am also proud to be an American, but I recognize the pitfalls of blind patriotism. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
It seems likely that that ship has sailed when the vast majority of people assume all of government is utterly corrupt and the mechanisms and institutions of democracy and justice are non-functional and not worth saving. We're just riding out the death throes, really. - Victor Ganata
Seems pretty obvious in retrospect that constantly proclaiming the government can't do anything right is a self-fulfilling prophecy. - Victor Ganata
This isn't a both-sides-do-it argument, either. There's a definite asymmetry to the fall of the American empire. When historians look back, I suspect it will be readily apparent that one party actively destroyed people's faith in the institutions of government while the other party failed to counteract this and clung to the delusion of being able to keep neoliberal policy sustainable, indirectly destroying people's faith in the institutions of government. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
This conversation started over Rick Perry who we both agree is an idiot. The fact that the Democrats in Travis Co. support the prosecutor after all that has transpired speaks volumes. Alan Dershowitz even thinks it's idiocy. This is what he had to say about it. "This is another example of the criminalization of party differences," said Dershowitz, a prominent scholar on United States... more... - Eric Logan
You have any proof that the special prosecutor previously hired by GHWB as assistant U.S. attorney and recommended by Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn for U.S. atty of the Western District of Texas has decided to pursue this case based solely on politicization? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Special prosecutor in Perry case known as thorough, dogged attorney - Houston Chronicle - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Whether you really did stop watching Fox News or not, you sure are echoing their talking points. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's just what all you guys like to say. I don't watch hardly anything on TV I read. - Eric Logan
That Fox news dog whistle I used. according to you I never heard of this guy when I tried to elucidate it. I have also never seen him on Fox news have you ? - Eric Logan
Well, it could be coincidence. It happens. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Seriously, insinuating that a special prosecutor is in it out of pure political motivation is a pretty serious allegation. It's clearly meant to erode confidence in the justice system. And it works. Lots of liberals and conservatives have little-to-no faith in the criminal justice system. Just something to think about as the country enters the last stages of collapse. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Guy who repeats everything AGW blogs say (usually without citing his blog sources) is a parrot? Gasp. - Andrew C (✔)
I'm willing to entertain the unlikely possibility that he came up with his ideas all by himself and it's just pure coincidence that they resemble Fox News talking points because I'm silly like that. And to be fair, as far as AGW is concerned, he usually does post links to denialist sites. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Unlikely possibility. I found the Axelrod Tweet on the Dailly Kos complaining about how he was helping the right wing propaganda machine which is a laugher in and of itself. Especially in light of the fact that this post is about partisanship, I found the Dershowitz quote here. ==> - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Seriously? You were going to use the word "fact" with a link to Newsmax? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
You asked me where it came from after speculating it was from Fox News. Fact means he said it. Did he not say it ? Dershowitz writes for Newsmax BTW. At the same time that the Daily Kos is trying to pull Axelrod back in line. It's too funny. Pretty soon we will have denialist Politicians whenever they don't tow the party line ? - Eric Logan
It's not about "toeing the line". It's about guys like Dershowitz and Axelrod speculating out of their ass when you know they haven't seen the evidence or heard the testimony. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Speculating out of their ass. Are you projecting again ? LOL - Eric Logan
What, you think Dershowitz or Axelrod have actually seen the evidence or read the testimony? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
No I think you're projecting. What does it matter what they think he was indicted he should resign and they should keep Lehmberg. LOL - Eric Logan
The law says Perry can stay governor even if he's convicted (although presumably the legislature will remove him). I think I'm OK with waiting for the criminal justice system to do its thing here. I think the people who want to delegitimize the process are the ones with politically motivated agenda. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
That's not what the Democrats are calling for and once again I agree with you. I also think he should be removed if he is convicted. I think Lehmberg remaining in office is so egregious that I was actively looking for bi partisan support for Perry on this one issue. Thankfully I found some. Have a nice night. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Perry is within his rights to stay in office as much as Lehmberg is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Drunk driving in Texas is almost a rite of passage So Lehmberg is NOT equivalent.. plus of course at least 2 other (Republican) County Attorneys convicted for same were NOT called out by Perry - WarLord
Let me spell it out: if the indictment is nothing but a politically motivated sideshow then this requires one to believe McCrum and/or Richardson and/or the grand jury are either grossly incompetent or on the take from Democrats, suggesting that Texas doesn't really have a functioning justice system and it's just the Wild, Wild West with rival factions (figuratively) shooting at each... more... - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Christine Lu
RT @Alheri: @christinelu 2. Longer term make sure geeky girls are cool: films with female techy heroes, 3. Shareholders to press for gender balance 2/
The long term "cure" for brogrammer herd mentality is gender balance. Tough duty for those first ones breaking the "hoodie ceiling" - WarLord
Christine Lu
...maybe i'm too hard on brogrammers. maybe they just don't know how to act around women. who wants to help develop a workshop around this?
Living your life only best relating to machinery is not a good way to learn social skills or impulse control - WarLord
Not just around women. - Todd Hoff
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C Team Marina
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Steve and 4 other people
Can someone help me understand how dumping ice water on famous peoples heads helps save other non-famous people with ALS?
I would rather see a video of them writing the donation check. ;) - Janet
As someone who lost someone close to me from ALS and has tried to raise awareness/money for over 5 years, it's good that at least some attention is being paid to it. Even if a few people actually donate the cash, it's more than if the ice bucket challenge never happened. - Johnny from iPhone
Taylor Swift did it with 25 other friends and donated $2500. The video has over 200,000 likes in 2 hours. - Johnny from iPhone
This from Salon on that very question: The truth about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” via @Salon - WarLord
I get what the two negative people said in the article but ALS/MND doesn't have a large attention share to detract from and raising money for it is hard. The dude's dad died and he isn't a fan? My boss's husband died from it and she's a massive fan. - Johnny from iPhone
If you can't see Wall Street's cold dead hand in the killing of a black kid in Missouri.. Then maybe this Lyndon Johnson quote: "...''I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it," he said. "If you can convince the lowest white man that he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look...
Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you." - WarLord
Takers and makers The 48% buying the election - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Talking about police militarization but refusing to talk about the underlying racism is not really talking about Ferguson.
True but be clear the intent of militarized police is to protect Wall Street, the rich the propertied class wants to be protected from the rabble -they will make no color distinction when that time to protect their enclaves comes - WarLord
It's funny what color skin the rabble tends to have, tho - Victor Ganata from iPhone
its very very clear to the outside world that america is totally racist and the policy is formulated to suppress the colored people !! How else does a white man carry an assult rifle and a black man gets shot for looking at a rifle in walmart >?? come one. srly.. peeps.. how many Black peeps have gone on killing sprees.. lets start with Columbine.. and take it from there.. .. Nobody wants to rake up the dirt... USA is fucked in more ways then one - Peter Dawson
Right now Wall Street controls the conversation and they keep the permanent underclass divided fighting among ourselves Race is a useful way for them to keep us stupid!! Today the occupying army in #FERGUSON is white on black Tomorrow..? - WarLord
Oh, I'm familiar with the divide-and-conquer tactic, but it only serves the powers-that-be to ignore the inciting grievances. Remember that we're where we are because a cop shot and killed an unarmed black kid. - Victor Ganata
We are here because Wall Street runs the world. And for America's drama to play out as Wall Street wrote it POC will die violently at he hands of occupying armies of police and when that is no longer effective at distracting us something similarly barbaric will spontaneously appear to keep us stupid or American Idol will return for another season.... - WarLord
Yes, let's pretend Michael Brown wasn't killed. - Victor Ganata
Let's be real: imperialism and colonialism and slavery throughout the history of the world has disproportionately and primarily detrimentally affected people-of-color. Sweeping that under the rug serves no one but the powers-that-be. I'm not needlessly injecting race into this issue to be unnecessarily divisive. It's been there. It has always been there. - Victor Ganata
^This. - Alix May
Wall. Street. *head desk* Didn't I have something to say about that this morning? Oh, well. - Anika
Sorry, Anika, I missed it. I just saw it now. - Victor Ganata
I'll have a crack at addressing it. Wall Street is a symptom of this, not the cause. The reason that a town like Ferguson has tanks is people are scared. A white guys goes into Target with a gun, he is exercising his 2nd Amendment rights. A black man does the same and he is immediately seen as a threat. The idea of a "well armed black militia" would freak a good portion of population... more... - Johnny
The reason a town like Ferguson has MRAP's is because of the war on drugs PERIOD. The reason the Army has surplus MRAP's to give to municipality's is because that's what our government has spent in tax dollars with the defense industry in support of our troops policing Iraq and Afghanistan. Is it a good idea ? Probably not. - Eric Logan
The "War On Drugs" is rarely ever about drugs... and the reason the military has that spending power is the same reason as my original point, just on a larger scale. - Johnny
Privatizing prisons that may be a function of Wall Street and the incarceration rate is increasing because it's profitable. Look up UNICOR. Tax payer funded labor is hard to compete with. - Eric Logan
They are great guys though they give back to the community they incarcerate. ==> Why Buy UNICOR UNICOR is a critical component of the Bureau of Prisons’ comprehensive efforts to improve offender reentry. By providing inmates the skills needed to join the workforce upon release, UNICOR reduces recidivism and helps curb the rising costs of corrections. Social Value Your purchases generate... more... - Eric Logan
Who is disproportionately affected when the Pentagon starts a war? Who is disproportionately affected by both the foreign and domestic portions of the War on Drugs? Who is disproportionately represented in prisons? - Victor Ganata
Poor people it's not as black and white as you seem to think it is. It's green. - Eric Logan
And the cop didn't need an MRAP or a machine gun to kill Michael Brown. - Victor Ganata
A function, maybe, but still done with permission. Prisons can be privatised because people want to be safe but don't want to pay for it. The cheapest, fastest solution. Out of sight, out of mind. It's convenient to simply blame "the government" and "Wall Street" but that doesn't remove the responsibility of the citizens and tax payers for allowing it to occur in their name. - Johnny
Even Rand Paul admits that black and brown people are disproportionately incarcerated. - Victor Ganata
There is absolutely no doubt about that. Go sit in an American courtroom and you will understand why. Poor and often uneducated people who depend on the government namely public defenders who get them to plead guilty to petty crimes to get out of jail instead of fighting the charges like the educated and affluent do. Once they are in the system they have a hard time getting out usually for financial reasons. - Eric Logan
Well, that and cops are more likely to arrest black and brown people in the first place. - Victor Ganata
When you cut education funding, which communities are more likely to affected? When you cut municipal administrative funding, what do you think happens to public defenders and to courthouses? (The jails and the prisons, though, as you say, remain quite profitable.) - Victor Ganata
The statistics are what they are, but you can't discount the cultural factor the kids get in the system sooner are more likely to be convicted because they can't post bond. etc. They often plead guilty after being in jail on a charge at a young age just to get out of jail which gets them into the for profit probation system. There are lots of studies out there about exposure to childhood risk factors and disparities in incarceration. - Eric Logan
Sure, but how do they get into the system in the first place? To quote Rand Paul: "Anyone who thinks that race does not still, even if inadvertently, skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention. Our prisons are full of black and brown men and women who are serving inappropriately long and harsh sentences for non-violent mistakes in their youth." - Victor Ganata
He's right. 80 % of the disproportionate Crack Cocaine sentences are Black offenders. You do realize he is a registered Republican with a mean Libertarian streak ? - Eric Logan
Yes, I know who Rand Paul. If even he is willing to accept that there is systemic racist injustice in this country, that's how obvious it must be. - Victor Ganata
It's the policies in these inner cities that got us here together. That is obvious, like way obvious. - Eric Logan
But it all comes back down to asking why, when confronted by an unarmed black kid, a cop's instinctual response was to shoot at him not just once but until he was dead on the ground? - Victor Ganata
I don't know enough about the facts of the case to comment on what happened, how or why ? The debate that is raging around the incidents aftermath seems to have overtaken the actual event from my vantage point. If it was my 18 year old kid I would be outraged. I have not read a definitive account of what actually happened between the cop and the kid. - Eric Logan
RT @dceiver: Explain "wearing military camouflage in a Midwestern town" to me, in terms of tactics. I'll wait.
Or BLACK BDU's theres only one message you send with an all black uniform and its not community policing - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
In the RED DAWN remake, did the plucky heroes loot their police departments for the surplus military vehicles and assault gear?
I remember Thor dying at the end. That's about it. - Steven Perez from Android
The gangsters of the 30's broke into National Guard Armories to get their machine guns Somehow having best shit at police stations seems like synergy - WarLord
Steven Perez
BBC News - #BBCtrending: From Ferguson to 'Fergustan' -
BBC News - #BBCtrending: From Ferguson to 'Fergustan'
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"The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked often violent protests, looting and rioting across Ferguson, Missouri, over the past three days. Some commentators have now dubbed the suburb "Fergustan" on social media, suggesting the area now resembles a "war zone". Eyewitnesses say Mr Brown raised his arms in an attempt to surrender before he was shot by an officer, but police say there was a struggle. As local and county police have taken to the streets to contain the unrest, many have questioned whether their show of force has been too excessive." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Our local police force just purchased several military surplus vehicles ... I guess because they were cheap. But one does wonder if they arent overkill. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Cops with tanks is why non-violence is not never winning. Cops don't understand or respect non-violence. They understand guns and the application escalation of violence to subdue/win They only respect other guns se Cliven Bundy. - WarLord
What's a gun gonna do to an MRAP? They'll just run you over. - Victor Ganata
Cops don't respect guns either. If you're black or brown and armed, they won't even hesitate to pull the trigger. It's just that they're not (yet) willing to gun down white people in broad daylight. That's the real reason they didn't touch Cliven Bundy. - Victor Ganata
I attended my "police riots" in my youth This is not a flashback that I'm enjoying. But I don't see Walt Street or the cops volunteering to give back their power..... We really have no choice in the matter any more - WarLord
Well, it's going to take more than just guns. - Victor Ganata
Yes. That's why you law abiding citizens should surrender all your guns. So the government can protect you. - Eric Logan
Hey, go ahead and fire your guns at cops if it gives you a hard on. I'm not going to stop you. I'm just trying not to get myself killed, is all. Some people are more entitled to Second Amendment rights than others. - Victor Ganata
Only if you're not a white rancher, mooching off federal land. After all, wouldn't want to give the thugs any ideas that they have rights or anything. - Steven Perez
Let's face it. None of this would be happening if Michael Brown had actually pointed a gun at a cop (or if the Ferguson PD had planted a gun on his corpse). He'd just be written off as some criminal. And maybe that's what some people want by pushing guns on disenfranchised people so hard: an excuse for cops to gun them all down without any remorse or any worries about the bad PR. - Victor Ganata
Actually I think everyone is entitled to their second amendments rights until they commit a crime that strips them of their rights. The MRAP's where a little late in my estimation. Now they are being used on peaceful protesters. I am not pushing guns on anyone I am just not for giving up rights. I don't live in a hypothetical world either. - Eric Logan
That everyone has the same right to the Second Amendment is most assuredly entirely hypothetical. - Victor Ganata
Not where I live it isn't. Georgia even has an open carry law. - Eric Logan
Well, I'm sure law-abiding armed PoCs never get shot to death by cops in Georgia, then. - Victor Ganata
It's kind of hard to tell because apparently they don't really want us to know. This is all I could find they do keep very good statistics on policeman that get shot though. Police Involved Shooting Statistics: A National One-Year Summary. - Eric Logan
I wonder what the odds are that an armed law-abiding PoC who shoots a corrupt cop trying to arrest/kill him on trumped-up charges will be lauded as a hero and not a, you know, cop-killing murderer? - Victor Ganata
There was a cop-killing criminal, Lovell Mixon, who murdered four Oakland police officers before being shot himself. He was raping, drug-dealing, violent scum. Yet there are some locally who see him as some kind of hero. There's even a movie defending his actions. There are dozens of perspectives out there. Some are really fucked up. But people believe them. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
True, some really messed-up people get lionized, but however way you slice it, the odds that a PoC shooting at cops comes out alive—justified or not—seem fairly slim. - Victor Ganata
Shannon - GlassMistress
Just committed $750 for a plane ticke and car rental to go visit my mom. Money that would be better spent toward debt. She is already giving me guff over how few days I'm staying (4 + 2 travel days) and that I'm staying over a weekend (tourist days=traffic) and that other family members will want to see me which cuts into her time. Sigh.
So sorry, Shannon. I'm familiar with that song and dance. Try to enjoy what you can. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
So sorry you are dealing with the forever maternal induced guilt. My mother is all but 90, she still manipulates. - Janet
She complained that she had to look at a lot of beads last visit (because others wanted to see them she had to see them more than once). I won't take a single one this time and I pretty much promise I'll hear about that too. It's rather exhausting :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
things got a lot easier for me when I just stopped trying to please her b/c it simply isn't possible to do so. now I put my preferences first, then consider hers (IF she's even expressed them). she's bound to point out something terrible I've done no matter what, so I might as well not be further put out just to be reprimanded or insulted. So over it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
No stranger would ever treat you as crappy as family seems comfortable doing Of course only family knows how to push your buttons like family does :( Take some comfort in knowing many of us share the pain Be well #familyputtingthfunindysfunction - WarLord
Steven Perez
In his book The Rise of the Warrior Cop, journalist Radley Balko notes that since the 1960s, “law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government, have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier. Driven by martial rhetoric and the availability of military-style equipment—from bayonets and M–16 rifles to armored... -
Welcome to Global War on Terror domestic edition or endless war comes home #gwotmayberryrfd - WarLord
Steven Perez
War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing | American Civil Liberties Union -
War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing | American Civil Liberties Union
"All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to search for drugs. It should enrage us that people have needlessly died during these raids, that pets have been shot, and that homes have been ravaged. Our neighborhoods are not warzones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. Any yet, every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to state and local police departments. Departments use these wartime weapons in everyday policing, especially to fight the wasteful and failed drug war, which has unfairly targeted people of color. As our new report makes clear, it’s time for American police to remember that they are supposed to protect and serve our communities, not wage war on the people who live in them." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
"It is widely known that policing tactics across the country often unfairly target communities of color. According to our investigation, the use of paramilitary weapons and tactics appears to be no different. These maps show the distribution of SWAT raids by racial composition of neighborhoods in two cities, but this trend is echoed nationwide. Read the complete report for more." - Steven Perez
Melly - #TeamMarina
Don't you hate it when you go back to find something you Pinned because you're actually going to use/do it and you can't find it??! #fb
I put stuff I really want into my "writing" pins - just pick one and double pin it pinot your "save" file - WarLord
Is Gift of the Magi the story where she sells her hair to buy her husband a watch fob and he sells the watch to buy her a hair clip?
Monique Judge
My last suicidal thought was about 5 hours ago. Kind words make a difference. Be nice to someone. #BlackSuicide
*hugs to you * - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
Thank you, Laura. - Monique Judge
Love you, Monique. I'm glad you are in my life. - vicster: full-bodied
Thank you, Victoria. That means a lot. I'm glad you are in my life too. - Monique Judge
Courage, sister. You bring so much to the world. Sending you a big hug. - Corinne L
bon courage - obe
Hugs from over here. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
I love you girl. Love Love Love you. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and it hurts the people who love you. Count me among them and please do take care of yourself. Your loved important and valuable. The world and your loved ones need you. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Thank you everyone for your kind words and well wishes. It is a daily process to be "OK," and I work very hard at it every single day. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. - Monique Judge
<3 - Anne Bouey
Be well - WarLord
#Portland #HiveMind Our AMTRAK adventure continues. Received a call from Amtrak, Bakken Oil Trains from Williston will delay our Empire Builder train. Our connections wild be screwed up SOOOOO we have an overnight in Portland August 31 before we pick up train to Sacramento thence Reno. Does anybody NO??? Is Embassy Suites in Portland?
#noCar Id Embassy Suites in Portland walking distance to AMTRAK train station? Is it decent hotel? Where should War Lady and I have supper Aug 31 in Portland? Anyone want to join us? - WarLord
bumpity - WarLord
bump - WarLord
There's a bunch of really good stuff in walking distance from the station - that whole district is full of good eats. I'm trying to remember where I went the last time we were down there, but I'm drawing a blank. - Jennifer Dittrich
#HiveMind #Portland Clyde's Prime Rib?? #Inquiringminds plus Sunday Night is Blues Night at Clyde's? - WarLord
Reuven Cohen
Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'
Must have watched same movie I did: Fortin Project - WarLord
This morning I attended a funeral mass for a long time friend, the man who introduced me to my War Lady 35 years ago. His health issues finally became insurmountable. After the funeral I decided: I want to hire a photographer for my own funeral. There were many images at Pat's funeral beautiful little life affirming moments.
I wish I could have photographed. Plus as an end note to my online life, my funeral posted to my Flickr account old be a "perfect" The End #notrealyasmacabreasitsounds - WarLord
That actually sounds pretty cool, especially as a celebration of all of the lives touched. - Jennifer Dittrich
L.A.M.B. tbh
Today has turned into Operation Mouse Hunt. :(
Yikes! :-/ - vicster: full-bodied
do you need to borrow the cats? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Oh ewww. I have had to hunt the last two mice in this house. With five cats, it is an abomination. My barn kitten adopted finally DID get the garage mouse. - Janet
We're taking a break from cleaning for a bit, but I made the mistake of opening one last drawer before I sat down. It had K-cups and Splenda packets in it... yeah. He apparently had a field day in there. :( - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
That's a good thing. With all the added body mass he won't be able to run as fast. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
But he's caffeinated! - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
He didn't bother the cups of Sleepytime Tea, but he enjoyed the cocoa and cappuccino. However, everything that was in that drawer has been tossed. - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
I bagged one last weekend in the garage with a pre-flavored old-fashioned 50c mousetrap. Snap, wriggle pop, mouse crispy! - Zefster from iPod
Might have to try the pre-flavored ones. They aren't going for the bait yet. - L.A.M.B. tbh
He's licked the peanut butter off one of them. :( - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
That's a ninja mouse if he liked peanut butter off the trigger but... #riskybusiness - WarLord
peppermint oil sometimes keeps them at bay they hate the smell - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
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