John Oliver: Scottish Independence
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A Republican state senator in Georgia has vowed to end Sunday balloting in Dekalb County when lawmakers gather there at the Capitol in January, due to the fact that the area is “dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches.” […]Even in Georgia, you are not supposed to get caught being so direct about these things. You are making a mockery of Chief Justice John Roberts’ proclamations on the subject.
"Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election," [State Sen. Frank Millar] wrote in the email. "Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb."
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is on shaky ground over his handling of the Ray Rice incident. Good thing his job skills are so marketable.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
This was a couple WEEKS ago… and still they have shared nothing with the family.
The family of a 31-year-old gay man from Carpentersville, Illinois are frustrated with the lack of information they have been able to get about his death after what should have been a routine traffic stop by police.All the information is being held by the police and they have refused to release anything.
The Chicago Daily Herald said that Joshua Paul died on Aug. 18 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois of undisclosed causes. He was a graduate of Larkin High School and worked as a restaurant server.
It’s like they have something to hide.
“They haven’t received any information from the Carpentersville Police Department or Illinois State Police because the investigation is still pending,” Perkins told Krishnamurthy. “It’s a mystery now. We obviously respect the law enforcement process and it has to take place in a controlled manner.”Mr. Perkins is a family attorney and spokesperson.
Oh, by all means: just respect that police process that is taking a big steaming dump on you right this very minute. Just sit there and enjoy them as they protect the information and serve themselves.
Police have said that they pulled Paul over on suspicion of driving on a revoked license and that he had a warrant out for his arrest regarding a previous traffic violation. Paul reportedly got into a physical struggle with the officers as they placed him under arrest.The toxicology report is “still pending” (stonewalled).
So the cops will admit a physical struggle.
And adding in their abject refusal to provide ANY information we can safely posit the following
* they killed this man - (If not, what’s to hide??)
* they are still fixing the story. (Standard procedure now)
* they have been successful at preventing the family from knowing what happened even though he went to a public hospital
People have got to stop trusting the cops.
They are OFFICIALLY not trustworthy.
They are dangerous.
"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)