Sunday, December 27, 2015

we did a few things wrong


Advice to other people in their 70's.  It's ok to give up and quit trying so hard. You've already missed the boat.  Might as well enjoy the rest of your stay.

I'm also known as "That's him officer."


Drones - doesn't take long for government to get involved when it finds out someone is pursuing happiness.  Yet another opportunity to criminalize citizens.  Shsss. It's overlooked crocheting and hoverboards...so far.



Renting myself out to be an elf on a shelf was an excellent idea.

Police brutality.  If only somehow the police themselves would have to pay $500 for illegally killing or beating someone (instead of the City or its insurance company paying millions), they would probably never do it.

Americans.  Let's admit we did a few things wrong.  Making Nancy Grace rich was just not the right thing to do.

Warning to the people in Hotel Galvez.  I will soon be in the building.


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“If You Want To Kill Us, Then Kill Us”: Kenyan Muslims Shield Christians From Terrorists In Bus Attack

by jonathanturley
We have previously discussed acts of heroism in the face of terrorism, including acts by Muslims who reject the violence and claims of morality by ISIS and others such as the Muslims who formed a human shield around tourists in Tunisia. We have another such case out of Kenya where Muslim passengers refused to identify non-Muslims when their bus was seized by the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab. The passengers reportedly told the terrorists that they would have to kill them all or let them all go.


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Woman Receives $875K After Cop Breaks 

Her Face on Video for Looking Down During 

Mugshot
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/woman-receives-875000-cop-breaks-face-surveillance-video/#KsFH2GoXBy0mzBXm.99

Skokie, IL — The village of Skokie recently agreed to pay $875,000 to a woman seen on jail surveillance video being shoved into a cement bench face-first. The officer admitted to fracturing her face because the nonviolent woman did not look directly at the camera during her mug shot photo.
Arrested for DUI on March 10, 2013, Cassandra Feuerstein was found asleep in her vehicle at 6 a.m. when officers took her into custody. A surveillance video from the jail shows Officer Mary Escobedo ordering Feuerstein to take off her shoes and bra before processing. After complying with her orders, Feuerstein is ordered into the hallway by Officer Michael Hart to take her mug shot photo.
A few seconds later, Feuerstein calmly returned to her cell when Officer Hart sadistically shoved her from behind into a cement bench across the cell. Slamming her head into the bench, Hart caused Feuerstein to fracture a bone in her face, loosen some of her teeth, and slice a cut across her cheek. Collapsed into a fetal position, Feuerstein wept over a pool of blood as Hart took one look at her before immediately fleeing the room.
Officer Escobedo returned to give Feuerstein bandages, while another officer cradled her bleeding head in his lap. In addition to the DUI charges, Feuerstein was also charged with resisting arrest. In his police report, Hart added the resisting arrest charge because Feuerstein was not looking directly at the camera during processing.
Requiring reconstructive surgery and a titanium plate in her face, Feuerstein eventually pled guilty to DUI after the State’s Attorney agreed to drop the resisting arrest charge. Feuerstein also filed a lawsuit accusing Hart of filing a false incident report to justify his use of excessive force. With the surveillance video blatantly showing that she did not act aggressively or threaten anyone’s safety, Feuerstein won both a judge’s ruling and a settlement agreement that together amount to an $875,000 payout.
Several months after the incident, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez charged Hart with felony aggravated battery and official misconduct. Pleading guilty to the misconduct charge, Hart was given probation with no jail time. After the village announced termination proceedings against him, Hart resigned from the department.
Nearly three years after the incident, Feuerstein still suffers from nerve damage in her face. During a press conference, she recalled, “Apparently, I was not looking into the camera the way the officer wanted me to.”

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/woman-receives-875000-cop-breaks-face-surveillance-video/#KsFH2GoXBy0mzBXm.99

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Oddly, the people that claim the loudest that we are a Christian nation have the biggest problem loving their neighbors.




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A calculus assignment at Berea. According to college entrance exams administered to every 11th grader in South Carolina last spring, only one in 14 of Berea's students were ready for college-level work in math.
As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short

By MOTOKO RICH

The number of students completing high school has reached historic peaks, yet other measures of academic readiness for college or jobs are much lower.
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Bjorn Ulvaeus buys newspaper and a soda at a kiosk in Stockholm. Mr. Ulvaeus, a former Abba member, never uses cash, no matter how small the amount.
In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears

By LIZ ALDERMAN

Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic.
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The Jet.com warehouse in Swedesboro, N.J. The start-up is trying to become a major force in the $350 billion e-commerce market in the United States.
Jet.com's Strategy: Low Prices, Fast Delivery, Happy Workers

By DAVID STREITFELD

The start-up's founder and chief says happiness, in particular the happiness of his employees, will separate his company from ventures that have failed.

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