Thursday, December 31, 2015

thurs Umbrellas



Anti-aging drugs.  My doctor had two words: Too late.


Trump = about 9 courics?

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My friend Dan Beto said it best:





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or at least tax them fairly.
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Demonstrators marched through downtown Cleveland on Tuesday, the day after a grand jury declined to indict two police officers in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
More Police Officers Facing Charges, but Few See Jail

By SHAILA DEWAN and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

This year, 18 officers were charged in fatal shootings, research shows. But despite heavy sanctions, like millions paid out in settlements over mistakes, police departments have resisted change.


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Daniel S. Loeb, shown with his wife, Margaret, runs the $17 billion Third Point hedge fund. Mr. Loeb, who has owned a home in East Hampton, has contributed to Jeb Bush's super PAC and given $1 million to the American Unity Super PAC, which supports gay rights.

BUYING POWER

For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions

By NOAM SCHEIBER and PATRICIA COHEN

The very richest are able to quietly shape tax policy that will allow them to shield billions in income.



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Whittier Law Student Shot and Killed In Las Vegas In “Castle Doctrine” Case

by jonathanturley
1412376_10208878530344561_2265194252198044717_oRichard Rizal McGee, third-year law student at Whittier Law School, was shot and killed last week in another case involving a mistaken shooting under "Castle Doctrine" laws. McGee appears to have been drunk and banging on the wrong door in Las Vegas when the occupants warned him and then fired through the door four times. The shooter is unlikely to be charged in the killing.



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stuff like this keeps meat on my old bones



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Nadia



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Obama and Seinfeld share a Corvette ... - CNN.com

www.cnn.com/2015/12/21/.../obama-seinfeld-comedians-in-cars/

CNN
Dec 22, 2015 - President Obama will make an appearance on Jerry Seinfeld's"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" ... Honolulu (CNN)President Barack Obama is neither a comedian nor, by most accounts, a car fanatic. But he'll nonetheless make an appearance on Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting ...
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Russian Court Jails Blogger Who Criticized Corruption and Incompetence As An “Extremist”

by jonathanturley
225px-Vladimir_Putin_official_portraitstalinRussia has shown again how the dream of post-Soviet civil liberties has plummeted under the authoritarian ambitions of Vladimir Putin.On Wednesday, a Russian court sentenced a blogger to five years in jail for extremist views and advocacy. Terrorism? Religious fanaticism? No, Vadim Tyumenstev, 35, from the Siberian region of Tomsk, encouraged people to protest against corruption and high transport fares.


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Suspect in Mosque Burning “Hate Crime” Is Reportedly Muslim

by jonathanturley
920x920The fire on Christmas Day at a Houston mosque attracted national attention as the latest hate crime directed against Muslims. However, police yesterday arrested the man allegedly responsible and it turns out to be a regular at the mosque, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston.



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The Cosby Charges: When Silence Speaks Loudly

by jonathanturley
ht_bill_cosby_booking_photo_float_jc_151230_16x9_608The charges against Bill Cosby are now filed and Cosby is out on bail pending his aggravated assault trial. Below is my column on the trial and what will likely be a core question for the defense: should Bill Cosby testify? It is a common question in celebrity trials and many prefer silence to the stand.
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