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July 17, 2013, 7:30 pmWis. man, 76, guilty in fatal shooting of teen

Wis. man, 76, guilty in fatal shooting of teen

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AP | By DINESH RAMDE

Published July 17, 2013 07:18PM EDT

FILE - This combination of file photo shows Particia Larry, right, on June 2, 2012, in MIlwaukee, ho
FILE - This combination of file photo shows Particia Larry, right, on June 2, 2012, in MIlwaukee, holding a picture of her son son Darius Simmons, 13, and John Henry Spooner, left, in a photo provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. Spooner was found guilty Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Milwaukee of fatally shooting his 13-year-old neighbor, Simmons, whom he suspected of burglary. (AP Photos/File, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Dept./AP, File) (The Associated Press)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who suspected his 13-year-old neighbor of breaking into his home and stealing weapons was convicted Wednesday of fatally shooting the boy as the teen's mother looked on. Now, jurors will decide whether the 76-year-old defendant was mentally ill at the time.A jury deliberated for about an hour before finding John Henry Spooner guilty of first-degree intentional homicide. Surveillance video from his own security cameras showed him confronting Darius Simmons in May 2012, pointing a gun at him from about 6 feet away and shooting him in the chest.

Spooner had entered two pleas to the homicide charge: not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. That set up the trial to be conducted in two phases: the first to determine whether he was guilty of the homicide, and if so, a second to determine whether he was mentally competent at the time.

With the first phase complete, the second began with testimony from a psychiatrist hired by the defense. Dr. Basil Jackson said his examination of Spooner revealed a man with anger issues who periodically dissociated from reality.

Spooner's daughter once brought home a kitten that he didn't want so he took it into the basement and killed it, Jackson said. Spooner also used to choke and beat his late wife, the doctor testified.

The violence shows Spooner occasionally loses the ability to control his anger — as during the moments that he shot Darius, Jackson said.

"There was an eruption, a loss of control. And at that moment he was not able — at that moment — to make a judgment," Jackson said. "It's like he was on autopilot."

Spooner's defense attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, never denied that his client shot Darius. Instead, he argued that Spooner did not mean for the gunshot to be fatal.

"This is not a case of whodunit," Gimbel said. "It's not a question of whether the behaviors of John Spooner caused the death of the young man — but what motivated it and what went on in his mind at the time is the crucial question."

During the second phase of the trial, the burden of proof shifts to the defense, which only has to prove "clear and convincing evidence," instead of the stricter standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt." In addition, a verdict requires agreement from only 10 jurors, not unanimity from all 12.

Spooner's surveillance video provides a clear view of what happened. Spooner emerges from his house and confronts the teen, who is retrieving his family's garbage cart from the street. Spooner points a gun at Darius, who moves back a few steps. Spooner then exchanges words with Darius' mother, who's standing on her porch out of view of the camera, and Spooner briefly points the gun in her direction. Moments later, Spooner points the gun back at the boy standing a couple of feet in front of him. He fires, hitting Darius in the chest.

The teen stumbles and runs away, and Spooner fires a second shot that misses. He appears to attempt a third shot, but the gun jams.

Darius' mother, Patricia Larry, testified that she chased her son to where he collapsed in the street. She cradled him in her arms as he died.

"I pulled his shirt up and I (saw) he had a bullet hole in his chest," she said tearfully. "He took one more breath and that's it."

Spooner paced along the sidewalk until police arrived a few minutes later. Police officer Richard Martinez testified that he was handcuffing Spooner when Spooner acknowledged, "Yeah, I shot him."

During closing arguments, Gimbel seized upon that statement as an indication that his client didn't mean to fire a fatal shot.

"He didn't say, 'I killed the kid.' He didn't try to explain anything about the circumstances," Gimbel said.

But prosecutor Mark Williams said it's impossible to watch the video without realizing that Spooner knew exactly what he was doing. He pointed out that Spooner confronted Darius, aimed deliberately and pulled the trigger.

"How is that not intent to kill?" he asked. "You can see the intent. Look at him (Darius) holding his chest. Look how close they are together. It's point-blank range. Darius runs away and he shoots again."

Larry's attorney, Jonathan Safran, said the family was pleased with the verdict. "She's cautiously optimistic as we move into this second phase of the trial," he said.

 

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March 19, 2013, 12:13 amProsecutor: Mich. grandma 'hunted down' grandson

Prosecutor: Mich. grandma 'hunted down' grandson

By ED WHITE | Associated Press
  • Sandra Layne begins to testify in the Oakland County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Denise Langford Morris in Pontiac, Mich., Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Layne, 75, is charged with first-degree murder in Oakland County court. There's no dispute she repeatedly shot 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman last year in West Bloomfield Township, even while he called 911 for help. Layne's lawyer says she feared for her life because of Hoffman's erratic behavior and his use of synthetic marijuana. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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    Associated Press/Paul Sancya - Sandra Layne begins to testify in the Oakland County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Denise Langford Morris in Pontiac, Mich., Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Layne, 75, is charged with …more 

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A woman "hunted down" her teenage grandson in her suburban Detroit home and shot at him 10 times over a six-minute span, ignoring his desperate pleas for help to a 911 dispatcher, a prosecutor told jurors Monday, urging them to convict her of first-degree murder.

Summing up his case against 75-year-old Sandra Layne, prosecutor Paul Walton again played Jonathan Hoffman's 911 call last May in which he said his grandmother had just shot him. "I'm going to die," the 17-year-old said before he was shot again with the dispatcher on the line.

There is no dispute that Layne, then 74, fired the shots in her West Bloomfield Township home, striking her grandson six times. The question for jurors: Should she be held criminally responsible for Hoffman's death and, if so, how?

Jurors were scheduled to begin deliberating later Monday, and could acquit Layne based on her self-defense argument or convict her of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.

Layne testified that she was afraid of her grandson and acted in self-defense. She said she shot him after he struck her during an argument over money he had demanded from her in order to help him flee the state. Hoffman had failed a drug test earlier that day, which could have been a parole violation.

Walton reminded jurors that Layne didn't report any injuries to police when they arrived at her home after the shooting.

"Not I was afraid, I acted in self-defense, he came after me," Walton said. "I murdered. I shot. I killed — those are her first statements to law enforcement. ... She hunted down Jonathan Hoffman because he wouldn't listen."

He called it a "massacre."

Defense attorney Jerome Sabbota urged jurors to acquit Layne, asking them to view the incident through the eyes of a woman in her 70s. He said Layne was taking care of a teenager who had used drugs and brought strangers to the home. Hoffman's parents were divorced and living in Arizona during his senior year of high school.

"Is there really a motive to murder her grandson? What does she gain?" Sabbota asked. "She killed a child she was trying to protect and trying to save. That's a tragedy. Only one reason she did what she did: fear."

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February 21, 2013, 6:55 pmWant to kill the Tea Party? Vote in primaries

Want to kill the Tea Party? Vote in primaries
The key to restoring sanity to the Republican Party lies in turning out all Republican voters during primary season
By Jeb Golinkin | 11:45am EST
 
Tea Partiers sing the National Anthem during a rally in Chicago last spring.
Tea Partiers sing the National Anthem during a rally in Chicago last spring.
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house divided cannot stand. And these days, the Tea Party is dividing — no, holding hostage — the Republican Party in ways that ensure Democrats will continue to hold the majority of political power in the United States well into the future.

This must stop. And that begins by imposing party discipline on those who feel that their own personal political agenda is more important than the broader conservative platform that a united GOP might actually be able to further.

Consider Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a freshman GOP congressman from Oklahoma who figured it would be a good idea to rip the speaker of the House — the most visible leader in the Republican Party — for being insufficiently devoted to conservative principles. And this before Speaker Boehner had taken any action at all.

"My concern, and I think the concern of a lot of Republicans in Congress, is that once the sequester takes effect, people are going to be screaming for a deal, and that deal ultimately is going to be what the president wants — to raise taxes," Bridenstine said. "And if there's enough pressure, [Boehner] will bring it to the floor and 200 Democrats and 30 or 40 Republicans will vote for it. And once again you have the speaker caucusing with the Democrats."

For an accomplished fellow, Rep. Bridenstine sure has poor judgment. By running his mouth, the freshman signaled very clearly to the president just how divided the GOP is, thereby weakening the speaker's bargaining position while simultaneously giving the president and congressional Democrats yet another quote to remind the American public that the Republican Party is full of intransigent imbeciles with no grasp of reality or of the basic concept of what it takes to govern a country.

The speaker, and any outside group that wants the Republican Party to survive as a competitive national party with broad appeal, must make Bridenstine understand that should he decide to make war on a member of his own party again, his own party will crush him with the fury of God's own thunder. It is one thing to vote no. It is quite another for a freshman to publicly challenge the speaker's loyalty and devotion to the conservative movement in the run-up to a major negotiation. Any member who does so should have his job dangled in front of him.

The problem, of course, is that Rep. Bridenstine answers to his electorate, and he won his primary precisely because he is, well, unreasonable and uncompromising. In a place like Oklahoma, congressional elections are really decided by who wins the primary, and primary voters hardly represent the entire breadth of the Republican electorate. People who turn out to vote in primaries are typically the most enthusiastic and the most extreme. This explains (in part) why the Tea Party has thrived even though most Republicans do not consider themselves Tea Partiers.

The key to restoring sanity to the Republican Party lies in turning out all Republican voters during primary season. Doing so will require a fundamental change in the way GOP advocacy groups spend money on elections. If Karl Rove's new group or the RNC truly want to retake the Republican Party and rescue conservatism, they should spend every dollar they have for the next few years achieving a single goal: Every single person who has ever considered themselves a Republican should vote in GOP primaries.

Increase primary turnout, and a dramatically different sounding and more lively Republican Party will blossom. Fail to do so and we can expect to be governed by the Barack Obamas of the world for far longer than this country can afford.

Jeb Golinkin is a 3L at the University of Texas School of Law and writes about U.S. politics and policy for TheWeek.com. 

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February 15, 2013, 8:13 pmBig Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica

Some of the nation's biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in recent political fights.

Like the nonprofit groups that poured money into last year's elections, the decade-old State Government Leadership Foundation has been able to keep the identities of its funders secret. Until now.

A records request by ProPublica to the IRS turned up a list of the original funders of the group: Exxon, Pfizer, Time Warner, and other corporations put up at least 85 percent of the $1.3 million the foundation raised in the first year and a half of its existence, starting in 2003.

The donor list is stamped "not for public disclosure," and was submitted to the IRS as part of the foundation's application for recognition of tax-exempt status. If approved, such applications are public records.

The foundation and other similar nonprofits are allowed to take anonymous and unlimited donations from individuals or corporations. That's because they are classified as "social welfare" nonprofits, which are supposed to benefit the community at large, and not just one group or political party.

Last year, we reported how the State Government Leadership Foundation paid for Republican redistricting consultants to draw new congressional district maps in North Carolina. The resulting gerrymander helped flip the state's congressional delegation to Republicans.

In recent years, the foundation has also funded TV ads targeting Democrats during the 2011 Wisconsin showdown over collective bargaining rights; attacking President Obama in Virginia over his energy policy; and accusing teachers unions of "destroying our children's future."

The foundation also gave $1.25 million in 2011 to the Indiana Opportunity Fund, a state-level nonprofit that ran anti-union ads featuring Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. (That group was founded by attorney Jim Bopp, who has long fought against campaign finance regulation.)

The foundation's single-biggest early donor was the now-defunct mortgage lender Ameriquest, which gave more than $260,000. (We contacted a number of the companies on the list; they did not respond to requests for comment.) Corporate trade associations including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the Edison Electric Institute, and the American Tort Reform Association also pitched in, each giving between $50,000 and $100,000.

The foundation's affiliated organization, the Republican State Leadership Committee, focuses on winning state-level elections for the GOP and also gets corporate money, including from tobacco and insurance giants.  As an explicitly political organization, the committee has to disclose its donors.

By contrast, the recent funders of the foundation, which took in $2.5 million in 2011 including a single donation of $1 million, are still secret.

The foundation applied for IRS recognition as a social welfare group in late 2003 but was initially rejected. The IRS concluded the foundation was "a partisan organization" that "operated primarily for the benefit of a select group" – the GOP. Social welfare groups, the IRS' rejection letter noted, must promote the "general welfare of the whole community" — not a particular group.

The foundation's lawyers from the firm Arent Fox fired back in an appeal, arguing that the foundation was not a partisan outfit.

The foundation, according to the 2005 appeal, "was created to promote public debate" about issues including pharmaceuticals, securities regulation, and asbestos litigation.

"It may be useful to describe what the SGLF is not," the appeal says. "The SGLF:

• Is not affiliated with the Republican Party in any way;

• Does not meet with or coordinate its activities with the Republican Party;

• Does not make contributions to, or accept contributions from, the Republican Party;

• Does not participate in political campaigns, elections or publish electioneering messages on behalf of any candidate or party;

• Does not invite Representatives of the Republican Party to speak at its events, and

• Does not participate in the Republican Party platform, does not recruit or train Republican candidates, does not fundraise for Republican candidates, and does not coordinate its issue selection or policy positions with the Republican Party.

In 2007, more than three years after the foundation's application, the IRS ultimately recognized it as a tax-exempt social welfare group.

But the group's protestations that it has nothing to do with the GOP seems at odds with its recent activities. Besides running ads attacking Democrats, the foundation was involved in redistricting in several states to, as the foundation put it in a letter to Republican legislators, draw "legislative lines that we will have to defend in 2012 and beyond."

Foundation spokesperson Jill Bader told ProPublica that since its creation the foundation's "activities have evolved in some ways from those that were originally contemplated and conducted by the organization."

Bader continued: "SGLF's present activities are in strict compliance with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code and all future SGLF activities will be in strict compliance as well."

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February 15, 2013, 1:04 pmArizonia Teacher Speech FAKE - WAS NOT A REAL PERSON

I hope people don't believe that there was ever a real teacher making that speech.  It have as many versions as the Bible.  BRUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!  It's a hate speech anyway to say that only one race is welcomed especially in a public school.  They named the different races in one version.

See here http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/principal.asp  to see what Snopes says about it's origin, read the different versions and how it is connected to radio white supremacy hate.

Last Edited: February 15, 2013, 1:04 pm

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February 14, 2013, 1:44 pmFormer Fla. GOP chief pleads guilty before trial

Former Fla. GOP chief pleads guilty before trial

Published - Feb 11 2013 03:52PM EST

MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer talks with reporters after receiving a vote of...

(The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer talks with reporters after receiving a vote of confidence from the executive committee of the Florida Republican Party in Tallahassee, Fla. Greer's two-week trial starts Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 on theft, fraud and money laundering charges. Jurors will have to decide if Greer committed a crime when he channeled more than $200,000 of party money to his company, or whether the charges against Greer are revenge for the waning popularity of his political patron, former Gov. Charlie Crist, who defected from the Republican Party to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate and is now a Democrat. (AP Photo/Tallahassee Democrat, Bill Cotterell, file)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The criminal trial of former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer had promised to be embarrassing for party leaders, rising Republican star Marco Rubio and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is contemplating a new political future as a Democrat.

But Greer's guilty pleas on Monday to four counts of theft and a single count of money laundering ended the trial before it even started and ensured that some state GOP secrets will remain confidential, at least for the time-being.

"There were a number of people who did not want this trial to go forward and the trial isn't going forward," Damon Chase, Greer's attorney, said after the former chair entered his pleas in court. "Once again, Jim Greer is falling on his sword for a lot of other folks."

Greer, 50, could face a prison sentence of 3 ½ to 35 years when he is sentenced March 27. Assistant statewide prosecutor Michael Williams wouldn't say how many years prosecutors would seek.

The trial had threatened to expose the underbelly of Florida's dominant political party and its formerly high-spending ways. Party officials took heat three years ago from revelations of excessive spending at restaurants and luxury hotels on party-issued American Express cards by Republican leaders, including Rubio. Testimony about those expenditures had been expected at the trial.

Topics also covered in pretrial depositions included allegations of prostitutes at a state GOP fundraiser in the Bahamas, the drinking habits of Crist and intraparty strife. Some of Florida's most powerful politicians were scheduled as witnesses, including Crist, former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and several state House and state Senate leaders.

Greer's acknowledgment of guilt was what the party wanted all along, party attorney Stephen Dobson said, and they weren't worried about potentially embarrassing testimony at trial.

"There was absolutely no concern. In fact, a lot of people were looking forward to clearing a lot of these allegations that had been made up," Dobson said outside the courtroom. "Today the truth came out."

Greer was vice mayor of the small central Florida town of Oviedo when Crist surprisingly picked him to be the state party chairman after he led local efforts to help Crist get elected governor in 2006. He previously was the president and CEO of a company that provides training to the hospitality industry on how to comply with alcohol laws.

The Republican Party of Florida said in a statement that Greer had tried to damage the party's reputation since his arrest in 2010.

"But the truth is now known that Jim Greer broke the law, stole from the RPOF and our donors, and then said and did everything he could to cover up and distract attention from his crimes," the statement said.

The plea arrangement was reached at the last minute. Jury selection was set to begin early Monday, but neither Greer nor prosecutors had appeared in the courtroom an hour after the trial was supposed to start.

Until he entered his guilty pleas, Greer had contended that party leaders, including Crist, knew about the financial arrangement that gave Greer's company a cut of party money in exchange for fundraising efforts. Greer had said he was targeted because of his support for Crist, who later defected from the GOP to run as an independent for U.S. Senate but lost to Rubio.

Crist denied ever knowing about the arrangement. In a brief phone interview Monday, Crist said he hadn't been worried about testifying.

"It didn't bother me one way or the other," Crist said. "I'm always happy to tell the truth."

About $200,000 was funneled into the company, Victory Strategies, which was formed by Greer with his former right-hand man, Delmar Johnson. Johnson had been scheduled to be prosecutors' star witness and was granted immunity in exchange for his testimony.

"It's Finally Over!!!" Johnson posted on Facebook after the guilty pleas were announced in court.


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February 14, 2013, 10:43 amAnn Coulter View Smackdown

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February 12, 2013, 2:46 pmNC Lottery Bible Musing

NC DRAW HISTOIRY

 Mon, Feb 11, 2013  935    570

Sun, Feb 10, 2013  530    301     

Sat, Feb 9, 2013      644    401     

Fri, Feb 8, 2013      228    136     

Thu, Feb 7, 2013    602    514     

Wed, Feb 6, 2013    521    143     

Tue, Feb 5, 2013    850    633     

Mon, Feb 4, 2013    935    291     

Sun, Feb 3, 2013    595    441     

Sat, Feb 2, 2013      473    414

 

 

 

 

Sat, Feb 2, 2013 Midday            473

 

002, 473, 998, 093, 455

251, 512, 497, 473, 619

275, 893, 039, 237, 473

473, 619, 374, 831, 596

619, 237, 473, 671, 817

Wed, Feb 6, 2013      521      Midday

Sat, Feb 2, 2013 Evening      414

 

391, 414, 650, 858, 094

414, 896, 032, 341, 587

537, 278, 414, 834, 070

957, 070, 216, 414, 650

971, 612, 858, 278, 414

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 143 Midday

Both Midday/Eve Sat numbers wrapped around Wed

 

Come back her for Wed numbers

Sun, Feb 3, 2013 Midday            595

 

052, 793, 939, 359, 595

472, 595, 731, 939, 175

595, 977, 113, 422, 668

618, 359, 595, 915, 151

 

Mon, Feb 4, 2013      935      Midday

Sun, Feb 3, 2013 Evening    441

 

378, 750, 996, 205, 441

441, 687, 823, 243, 489

687, 441, 786, 229, 564

809, 663, 908, 441, 687

823, 205, 441, 750, 996

Mon, Feb 11, 2013    570

Back to back from last evening – a strong vibration possible another number will do the same or take on a different vibration like the 935 did.

595 gave 935 fast next day so Sun gave Monday midday number

Took 8 days for hit from 441 remember it was back to back 414

 

This Monday go back here

570 is a notorious repeater usually comes back as 705.

 

 

Mon, Feb 4, 2013 Midday          935

 

036, 935, 315, 713, 139

294, 935, 171, 591, 737

430, 799, 935, 577, 713

638, 379, 515, 935, 171

652, 911, 157, 799, 935

935, 294, 430, 072, 218

Mon, Feb 11, 2013    935 Midday

Mon, Feb 4, 2013 Evening  291

 

093, 611, 857, 055, 291

291, 192, 437, 413, 659

437, 055, 291, 499, 635

 

Wed, Feb 6, 2013  143     Evening

No hits from 935 it REPEATED in 11 days same day same house, interesting, maybe that’s a hint for repeats

Tues, Feb 5, 2013 Midday          850

 

041, 850, 410, 683, 829

232, 614, 850, 169, 305

591, 850, 096, 638, 874

713, 072, 218, 850, 096

787, 169, 305, 614, 850

850, 591, 737, 157, 393

Sat, Feb 9, 2013        401 Evening

Sun, Feb 10, 2013      530 Midday

Tues, Feb 5, 2013 Evening  633

 

091, 855, 190, 633, 879

560, 942, 188, 497, 633

633, 879, 015, 435, 671

879, 633, 978, 411, 756

No hits from 633 as of Feb 12

No hits can mean repeat like the 935 if it stays out long – it’s 5 days out now

Note 411 is mate to 441 and 414 that hit back to back

Note 411 on 4th line

And it’s close to the vibration like the 935.

Tues numbers wrapped around the weekend like Wednesday’s number.

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 Midday          521

 

224, 965, 101, 521, 767

248, 507, 743, 385, 521

521, 880, 026, 668, 804

880, 521, 767, 187, 323

Thu, Feb 7, 2013      602 Midday

Sat, Feb 11, 2013       570 Evening   

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 Evening  143

 

143, 884, 020, 440, 686

314, 178, 143, 956, 192

525, 907, 143, 452, 698

884, 143, 389, 921, 167

No Hits from 143 Feb 12 might be a repeat like the 935 was – it was silent too.

 

Thur, Feb 7, 2013 Midday          602

 

107, 466, 602, 446, 480

305, 046, 282, 602, 848

329, 688, 824, 466, 602

602, 961, 107, 749, 985

961, 602, 848, 268, 404

Sun, Feb 10, 2013      530 Midday

Fri, Feb 8, 2013        228 Midday   

Sat, Feb 9, 2013        644 Midday   

Thur, Feb 7, 2013 Evening  514

 

316, 934, 170, 378, 514

392, 293, 538, 514, 750

514, 750, 145, 972, 367

750, 378, 514, 712, 958

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 Evening  570

 

This is where 570 hit came from last evening on the 11th. Notice that connects to 136/316.

 

So we can say Monday number came from Thursday Friday but NC seem to be bouncing around a little but the weekday numbers always wrap around the weekend (Tue, Wed) sometimes repeats throws it off.

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 Midday            228

 

228, 587, 723, 365, 501

587, 228, 464, 884, 020

723, 082, 228, 860, 006

921, 662, 808, 228, 464

945, 204, 440, 082, 228

 

Sat, Feb 9, 2013        644      Midday

 

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 Evening      136

 

136, 518, 754, 063, 209

174, 792, 938, 136, 372

198, 334, 570, 990, 136

518, 136, 372, 570, 716

754, 990, 136, 556, 792

Mon, Feb 11, 2013  570 Evening

We landed here last evening – Thur/Friday brought Monday night number

 

 

 

Sat, Feb 9, 2013 Midday            644

 

262, 644, 880, 199, 335

644, 767, 903, 101, 347

717, 199, 335, 644, 880

781, 286, 422, 408, 644

903, 408, 644, 620, 866

Sat, Feb 9, 2013 Evening      401

 

338, 710, 956, 265, 401

401, 647, 883, 203, 449

647, 401, 746, 289, 425

869, 623, 986, 401, 647

883, 265, 401, 701, 956

No hits yet as of Feb 12 but remember that tues wed wraps around the weekend.

Sun, Feb 10, 2013 Midday          530

 

158, 394, 530, 950, 196

530, 912, 158, 467, 603

578, 196, 332, 530, 776

592, 738, 974, 394, 530

912, 530, 776, 974, 110

Sun, Feb 10, 2013 Evening  301

 

301, 546, 782, 102, 348

448, 943, 189, 165, 301

474, 856, 092, 301, 547

660, 165, 301, 387, 523

929, 301, 547, 856, 092

 

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 Midday        935

 

036, 935, 315, 713, 139

294, 935, 171, 591, 737

430, 799, 935, 577, 713

638, 379, 515, 935, 171

652, 911, 157, 799, 935

935, 294, 430, 072, 218

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 Evening 570

 

198, 334, 570, 990, 136

518, 136, 372, 570, 716

532, 778, 914, 334, 570

570, 952, 198, 407, 643

952, 570, 716, 914, 150

 

 

 

Now we know some things about how NC is handling the Lottery Bible. Anybody can do that. Its just research, however where the real skill comes in is how you handle what you know.

 

What do we know just from pulling the draws straight from the Lottery Bible?

 

  • NC got a strong vibration back to back hit February 2, and 3 (441/414)
  • Wed, Feb 6, 2013 143 Midday hit from the 414 lines
  • Mon, Feb 11, 2013 570 landed in NC evening Feb 11 from the 514 and 136 lines
  • 570 is a notorious repeater. Not shown here just something I know
  • We know 935 hit NC Midday exact same from last Monday Midday a vibration on its own or the way the 441/414 vibration will be handled.
  • We know that 935 had no hits for 11 days and it repeated
  • We know that 143, 633 have not had any hits making them possible repeaters
  • We know that Tues and Wednesdays hits wraps around the weekend.
  • The weekend numbers are Saturday and Sunday when the board is normal. Sometimes depending on conditions Thur/Fri wraps around the weekend as well

 

The Lottery Bible since Feb 2 have not been favoring Tuesday midday but this is what I want to play 071, 411, (530, 705, 530, 633 repeats) and my pet 435.

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February 10, 2013, 5:23 pmLA Sheriff's Department intends to fire seven deputies

L.A. County Sheriff's Department intends to fire seven deputies

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The seven belong to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded members with matching tattoos.

Jump Out Boys tattoo

This image is the design of a matching tattoo Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators suspect was donned by members of an alleged clique, the "Jump Out Boys." Officials suspect smoke is tattooed over the gun barrel after a member is involved in a shooting. (February 6, 2013)

February 6, 2013, 7:41 p.m.

Seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been notified that the department intends to fire them for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded its members with matching tattoos, officials said.

The Times reported last year about the existence of the clique, dubbed the Jump Out Boys, and the discovery of a pamphlet that described the group's creed, which required aggressive policing and awarded tattoo modifications for police shootings.

The seven worked on an elite gang-enforcement team that patrols neighborhoods where violence is high. The team makes a priority of taking guns off the street, officials said.

The Sheriff's Department has a long history of secret cliques with members of the groups having reached high-ranking positions within the agency. Sheriff officials have sought to crack down on the groups, fearing that they tarnished the department's reputation and encouraged unethical conduct.

In the case of the Jump Out Boys, sheriff's investigators did not uncover any criminal behavior. But, sources said, the group clashed with department policies and image.

Their tattoos, for instance, depicted an oversize skull with a wide, toothy grimace and glowing red eyes. A bandanna with the unit's acronym is wrapped around the skull. A bony hand clasps a revolver. Smoke would be tattooed over the gun's barrel for members who were involved in at least one shooting, officials said.

One member, who spoke to The Times and requested anonymity, said the group promoted only hard work and bravery. He dismissed concerns about the group's tattoo, noting that deputies throughout the department get matching tattoos. He said there was nothing sinister about their creed or conduct. The deputy, who was notified of the department's intent to terminate him, read The Times several passages from the pamphlet, which he said supported proactive policing.

"We are alpha dogs who think and act like the wolf, but never become the wolf," one passage stated, comparing criminals to wolves. Another passage stated, "We are not afraid to get our hands dirty without any disgrace, dishonor or hesitation... sometimes (members) need to do the things they don't want to in order to get where they want to be."

Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said starting the termination process shows that Sheriff Lee Baca "does not take any of this lightly and will move forward with the appropriate action."

Investigators were less concerned about the tattoos, and more focused on the suspected admiration they showed for officer-involved shootings, which are expected to be events of last resort. The deputy told The Times, however, that investigators reviewed their shootings and arrests and found nothing unlawful.

"We get called a gang within the badge? It's unfair," he said. "People want to say you have a tattoo. So do fraternities. Go to Yale. Are they a gang?.... Boy Scouts have patches and they have mission statements, and so do we."

"We do not glorify shootings," he continued. "What we do is commend and honor the shootings. I have to remember them because it can happen any time, any day. I don't want to forget them because I'm glad I'm alive."

If the firings are upheld, it would be one of the largest terminations over one incident in the department's history. In 2011, the department fired about half a dozen deputies who were also said to have formed a clique. Those deputies worked on the third floor of Men's Central Jail and allegedly threw gang-like three-finger hand signs. They were fired after they fought two fellow deputies at an employee Christmas party and allegedly punched a female deputy in the face.

As part of the widening federal investigation of the Sheriff's Department, a criminal grand jury recently subpoenaed the agency for materials relating to deputy cliques, specifically citing several of the groups including the "3000 boys" and the Jump Out Boys.

When the pamphlet revealing the existence of the Jump Out Boys was initially found, officials didn't know if the group was real. But eventually, one member came forward and named the others, according to an official who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The seven deputies can fight the department's decision to fire them.

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February 9, 2013, 6:55 amWhere is Dorner?

Where is Dorner?

Posted by Yahoo Latest News Staff
 
Where is Dorner?, The ex-cop suspected in the killings of an officer and two others remained at large Friday as darkness fell over a mountain forest and police suspended their manhunt until Saturday morning.

"Once it gets dark out there and the snow keeps falling and they have no air support, I don't know how effective they would be in that situation," spokeswoman Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said......edition.cnn.

Throughout Friday, more than 100 officers searched through fresh snow for clues to the whereabouts of Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, a fired Los Angeles Police Department officer and former Navy lieutenant suspected in the three killings.

Dorner allegedly wrote a manifesto declaring a war of revenge on police, authorities said. By Friday night, police were expected to have completed a search of vacant cabins in the snowpacked forest of the San Bernardino Mountains near the resort town of Big Bear Lake, Bachman said.Police on Thursday searched 400 homes in the Big Bear Lake area and were completing searches of 200 more on Friday, she said. Overnight patrols in the town were to be beefed up with 12 extra two-officer teams, she said.

"The search is continuing," Bachman said. "First of all, they have to rest. They have been going at this for two days."
Police teams were dressed in snow gear, holding the trigger guards on their assault-style rifles while scouring eight square miles near Big Bear Lake, a popular skiing area two hours east of Los Angeles.

The mountains were the focus of Friday's search effort because police had found Dorner's burned-out pickup truck a day earlier near the resort community.

The truck had a broken axle, which would have prevented the vehicle from moving, and footprints appear to show that Dorner doubled back into the community, said a source with knowledge of the investigation.

It was unclear where Dorner may have gone from there or by what means, the source said.
But Bachman told reporters Friday: "The possibility exists that he is here, somewhere in the forest, so we're going to keep looking...until we determine that he's not here."

Guns found in the truck were also burned, but authorities believe Dorner may have as many as 30 guns with him, the source said. Dorner was in the Navy and is trained in counterinsurgency and intelligence, the source said.
Two inches of snow Friday coated the mountaintop pine trees and roads around Big Bear Lake, leading motorists to use tire chains. Up to six more inches were expected. But the snow was regarded as a godsend because tracking a man on the run would be easier, authorities said.

Despite the intense search, authorities allowed nearby ski resorts to remain open Friday because they don't believe Dorner is in Big Bear Lake. At one point, a smiling snowboarder whizzed by police and media, seemingly oblivious to an ongoing news conference and the seriousness of the manhunt.
Jay Obernolte, mayor of Big Bear Lake community, described Friday as having "a beautiful winter morning." Residents weren't fearful, he said, adding that "many of the people here are armed."
"Is there panic in our community?" Obernolte asked reporters rhetorically. "No, there is no panic. We're a hardy people in the San Bernardino Mountains."
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said the snowfall slowed some searching done by foot, but police pushed onward.
"The snow is great for tracking folks, as well as looking at each individual cabin to see if there's any sign of forced entry," McMahon said."We're going to continue searching until we either discover he left the mountain or we find him," he added. "It's extremely dangerous."The county jail in downtown Los Angeles was in lockdown Friday as a precaution after a civilian female employee of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility spotted someone fitting Dorner's description, said Los Angelese County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

U.S. Navy installations throughout California and Nevada were "maintaining a heightened security posture," a U.S. military official told CNN.

"Security personnel are on the lookout" for Dorner, the official said. The measure was ordered overnight by Rear Adm. Dixon Smith, commander of the Navy's southwest region.

The official declined to discuss security procedures, but said the move was made after it became clear that Dorner earlier this week gained access to the Naval Base at Point Loma and stayed in a motel there.

Two sailors reported that he approached them Wednesday and spoke with them for about 10 minutes. The conversation took place at a coastal "riverine" unit in San Diego where Dorner served in 2006. As a Navy reservist, Dorner held security jobs with that unit.
The Navy is not certain whether Dorner still possesses any military identification he might try to use to enter a facility. The official said an investigation is under way to determine what military identification he might have.
Dorner underwent flight training in 2009 at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada before serving in San Diego.

In La Palma, California, about 22 miles southeast of Los Angeles, police searched Friday the home of Dorner's mother, where she and a daughter were cooperating with investigators, said Lt. Bill Whalen of the Irvine Police Department.
Related: Dorner's grudge dates back to 2007

The 270-pound former Navy lieutenant promised to bring "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" to police officers and their families, calling it the "last resort" to clear his name and retaliate at a department that he says mistreated him.
Dorner is wanted in the killings on Sunday of two people in Irvine and in the shooting of three Los Angeles-area police officers Thursday, one of whom died.

One of the victims of the Irvine killings, Monica Quan, was the daughter of the retired police officer who represented Dorner in his efforts to get his job back, police said.

"My opinion of the suspect is unprintable," Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz said, hours after one of his officers was killed. "The manifesto, I think, speaks for itself (as) evidence of a depraved and abandoned mind and heart."
Related: Timeline of events
Here's what is known so far:
-- Dorner, who worked as an LAPD officer from 2005 to 2008, is accused of killing Quan and her fiance Sunday in Irvine, then shooting two Riverside police officers and an LAPD officer Thursday. Police say he unleashed numerous rounds at the Riverside officers, riddling their car with bullets and killing a 34-year-old officer. The second officer in the car was seriously wounded, and the LAPD officer suffered only minor injuries, police said.

-- In a lengthy letter provided by police, Dorner said he had been unfairly fired by the LAPD after reporting another officer for police brutality. He decried what he called a continuing culture of racism and violence within the department, and called attacks on police and their families "a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name."

-- Leads have taken police from Los Angeles to San Diego to Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake, where police found the charred carcass of Dorner's gray pickup. Police had found no trace of him Friday, the San Bernadino County sheriff said. Trackers lost footprints believed to be Dorner's in a wooded area near the truck.

-- The LAPD and other agencies have gone to extremes to protect officers. Forty teams of officers were guarding people named as targets in Dorner's letter. On Thursday, one of the teams shot at a pickup that resembled Dorner's but turned out to be a Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery vehicle.

-- Despite Dorner's statement in the letter that "when the truth comes out, the killing stops," Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said authorities don't plan to apologize to Dorner or attempt to clear his name. Dorner's firing, Beck said Thursday, had already been "thoroughly reviewed."

-- In Nevada on Thursday, FBI agents searched Dorner's Las Vegas home. The search forced some of Dorner's neighbors out of their homes for several hours, CNN affiliate KLAS reported.
"It's too close to home. It's kind of scary," neighbor Dan Gomez told KLAS.In addition to posting his manifesto online, Dorner mailed a parcel to AC360 Anchor Anderson Cooper's office at CNN in New York.

The package arrived on February 1 and was opened by Cooper's assistant. Inside was a hand-labeled DVD, accompanied by a yellow Post-it note reading, in part, "I never lied" -- apparently in reference to his 2008 dismissal from the LAPD.
The package also contained a coin wrapped in duct tape. The tape bears the handwritten inscription: "Thanks, but no thanks, Will Bratton." It also had letters that may be read as "IMOA," which could be a commonly used Internet abbreviation for "Imagine a More Open America," or possibly "1 MOA," which means one minute of angle, perhaps implying Dorner was accurate with a firearm.

The coin is a souvenir medallion from former LAPD Chief William Bratton, of a type often given out as keepsakes. This one, though, was shot through with bullet holes: three bullet holes to the center and one that nicked off the top.
The editorial staff of AC360 and CNN management were made aware of the package Thursday. Upon learning of its existence, they alerted Bratton and law enforcement.

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February 7, 2013, 6:13 amTell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!


A publication of Working Assets

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

A blockbuster study released last week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.1

Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. - nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called colony collapse since 2006.2

But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans' urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.

Now, the EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

In addition to finding clothianidin too dangerous to use on plants pollinated by bees, EFSA's study specifically identifies as too flawed to be useful the shoddy studies provided by pesticide manufacturer Bayer as evidence of clothianidin's safety. 3

It was these sham studies that EPA used to first approve clothianidin in 2003, even against the objections of EPA's own scientists.4

The pesticide, which is used to treat seeds like corn and canola, expresses itself through the plants' pollen and nectar -- the honeybee's favorite sources of food. Clothianidin is in a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are relatively new, and their use coincides with the rise of colony collapse.

If EPA does not take emergency action now, it won't review clothianidin again until 2018.

Given the rate of colony collapse, and the indispensable role that pollinators play in our food system -- pollinating one-third of our food crops and providing literally billions of dollars in economic benefit -- it would be stunningly irresponsible of EPA to continue allowing the use of this dangerous pesticide for at least another five years.

Sign the petition urging EPA to take immediate action now!

1. "Pesticides and Honey Bees: State of the Science," Pesticide Action Network North America
2. " Insecticide 'unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds," Guardian, 1/16/13
3. "European Agency concludes neonicotinoid pesticides too dangerous for bees," NRDC, 1/16/13
4. "Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists' red flags," Grist, 12/10/10

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

Sign the petition
Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

The Petition Reads:

"In light of new evidence showing that the pesticide clothianidin poses a significant danger to bees, EPA should take immediate action to suspend its use."

A blockbuster study released last week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.1

Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. - nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called colony collapse since 2006.2

But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans' urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.

Now, the EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

In addition to finding clothianidin too dangerous to use on plants pollinated by bees, EFSA's study specifically identifies as too flawed to be useful the shoddy studies provided by pesticide manufacturer Bayer as evidence of clothianidin's safety. 3

It was these sham studies that EPA used to first approve clothianidin in 2003, even against the objections of EPA's own scientists.4

The pesticide, which is used to treat seeds like corn and canola, expresses itself through the plants' pollen and nectar -- the honeybee's favorite sources of food. Clothianidin is in a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are relatively new, and their use coincides with the rise of colony collapse.

If EPA does not take emergency action now, it won't review clothianidin again until 2018.

Given the rate of colony collapse, and the indispensable role that pollinators play in our food system -- pollinating one-third of our food crops and providing literally billions of dollars in economic benefit -- it would be stunningly irresponsible of EPA to continue allowing the use of this dangerous pesticide for at least another five years.

Sign the petition urging EPA to take immediate action now!

Pesticides and Honey Bees: State of the Science
Insecticide 'unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds
European Agency concludes neonicotinoid pesticides too dangerous for bees
Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists' red flags
1. "," Pesticide Action Network North America2. "," Guardian, 1/16/133. "," NRDC, 1/16/134. "," Grist, 12/10/10

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

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January 24, 2013, 3:21 pmThe idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth

The idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth

Based on the assertions of Roger Hedge<snip> a right-wing radio show host, the meme that the five worst recent mass shootings were committed by registered Democrats is making its way through e-mail chains and social media. Hedge<snip> asserts, without providing any evidence or sources, that the Ft. Hood shooter, the Virginia Tech shooter, the Aurora Theater shooter and Adam Lanza of Sandy Hook infamy were all “registered Democrats”. He acknowledges that Klebold and Harris (the Columbine Colorado shooters) were too young to be registered voters but asserts, again without providing any evidence, that Harris and Klebold’s parents were progressives or liberal Democrats. All of these charges are utterly baseless and perhaps do not even deserve a response. However, given the effectiveness of right-wing lies in saturating social media and duping the incurious (a far too numerous segment of the population), some more detailed debunking is in order.

  • To the best of my ability, I have attempted to research these claims with as much rigor as possible. If there is any evidence for or against my debunking, I welcome that evidence in the spirit of free inquiry. Let me also state that given that neither major political party condones mass shooter violence in any way, shape or form, and that all these acts are individual acts of violence that are not sanctioned by either elected Democrats or Republicans (at least not mainstream leaders in either party), the very notion that they are acting on behalf of a political party is itself problematic. This is not to say that mass shootings are apolitical acts, but rather it is to say that as political acts they may express an ideology (racism, misogyny, entitlement, psychosis, etc) but they do not in general express alignment with a political party or if they do it is not an association that the Democrats or Republicans would accept as legitimate (neither party wants to claim James Holmes or Adam Lanza as a member in good standing, no matter what Holmes or Lanza feels about them). In any case, we can categorically REJECT the notion that any of the shooters in question has been shown to be a registered Democrat on a case by case basis.

    1. Nidal Hasan (the Ft. Hood shooter) lived in either Virginia (his state of residence prior to being sent to Ft. Hood) or Texas, neither of which has partisan registration. Therefore the claim that he was a "registered Democrat" is false. I do not know if he voted or how he voted, but I do know that unless he was registered in a state in which he did not reside, that the claim that he is a registered Democrat is FALSE.

    2. Since Virginia does not have partisan registration there is also no way to tell whether Seung-Hui Cho was a Democrat, but again because there is no partisan registration in the state we can say that the claim that he is a registered Democrat is FALSE.

    3. The allegation that James Holmes was registered Democrat was based on a Breitbart blogger Joel B. Pollack, who found voter registration records for a DIFFERENT James Holmes who was about the same age. Alex Jones’ Infowars and other right-wing websites then dutifully repeated the lie without verifying it. It was later determined that the Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes was NOT registered to vote, as evidenced by this retraction: {Newly-released information on the suspect’s birthdate (which, as indicated in our initial report, was a slight mismatch), combined with new details Breitbart News has obtained about the suspect’s likely addresses, together suggest that the suspect may, in fact, not have been registered to vote.}. However, most of right-wing media continued to promote the lie without printing Breitbart sites retraction. The claim that James Holmes was a registered Democrat is FALSE.

    4. The claim that Adama Lanza is a registered Democrat has been suggested based not on any evidence that he was registered as one, but on the rather dubious claim that because Connecticut has almost 2 to 1 Democratic registration over Republicans, he was probably a Democrat. (Claim: "Adam Lanza, NewtownConn murderer. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by about a 2-1 ratio in Connecticut. The odds are therefore that the Lanza family are (sic) Democrats.") This of course is a bogus argument to begin with, but even if we were to make the claim that a mass shooter’s political affiliation must be the same as the majority of the people in his area, we can debunk this foolish idea by taking this shoddy analysis down to the local level. Yes, Connecticut voted for Barack Obama, BUT the city of Newtown voted for Mitt Romney. If we look at the results we find that Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama in Newtown by 7451-6784 votes or 51.7 percent to 47 percent. Republican Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Linda McMahon carried the city over Democrat Chris Murphy by an even larger margin. Add in the other information we have that Lanza’s mother was a “doomsday prepper” and a home schooler in a Republican-leaning city and we can pretty well dispense with the erroneous assumption that Lanza must have been a Democrat. We can therefore claim that with no evidence to support the claim, the assertion that Lanza was a Democrat is not demonstrated and that in the absence of any evidence it is likely FALSE.

    5. Klebold and Harris of course were not old enough to vote and they had no apparent political affiliation. Allegations that they came from families of Democrats or liberal progressives appear to have no sources to substantiate those claims. What little ideology the boys demonstrated owed mostly to an admiration for Timothy McVeigh not Ted Kennedy. Harris’ father was a retired Air Force pilot and Eric Harris wanted to join the Marine Corps. The boys lived in Littleton, Colorado a relatively conservative and affluent suburb of Denver. The claim that their parents were Democrats is UNSUBSTANTIATED. Any suggestion that the two boys were Democrats is demonstrably FALSE.

    Interestingly, Hedge<snip> and those on the far right have conveniently overlooked a number of cases where ideology is clearly right-wing. The acts below are instances of right-wing violence that are unequivocally committed by people who are openly hostile to liberalism. While this does not mean these killers are Republicans, it is quite clear that they are RIGHT-WINGERS and that they have far more in common with Mr. Hedge<snip>, Alex Jones and the other gun-toting conspiracy nuts on the right than with any evils associated with the Democratic Party or liberalism. In addition, to the list below is the obvious case of Timothy McVeigh, who I have not included because his crime was not committed with firearms. It was however, committed by a right-winger and the carnage was on a massive scale.

    For example, on July 18, 1984 James Oliver Huberty, who told his wife he hated “children, Mexicans and the United States” opened fire inside the McDonald’s Restaurant in San Ysidro, CA using a Browning P-35 Hi-Power 9mm pistol, Winchester 1200 pump-action 12-gauge shotgun, and an Israeli Military Industries 9mm Carbine (Uzi) – all legally acquired. He killed 21 and injured 19 before he was shot dead by police.

    On Aug. 10, 1999 White supremacist Buford O. Furrow, Jr., fired 70 rounds with an Uzi-type submachine-gun inside the lobby of the Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, CA wounding three children, a teenage counselor and an office worker. He then carjacked a woman’s Toyota at gunpoint, dumped it behind a motel and murdered US Postal Worker Joseph Santos with a Glock 9mm handgun.

    On July 27, 2008 Former U.S. Army private, Jim David Atkinsson, who hated Democrats, liberals, African Americans and homosexuals, using a Remington Model 48 12-guage shotgun, murdered two people and injured seven others inside the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN.

    The day after Obama’s inauguration, white supremacist Keith Luke went on a killing spree in Brockton, Massachusetts. His goal was to kill as many Jews, blacks and Hispanics as possible. When questioned by investigators, the deranged gunman who had stockpiled hundreds of rounds of ammunition, proclaimed that he was fighting the extinction of the white race.

    A little over a month later, Donnie Baker, a former Republican campaign volunteer shot seven Chilean immigrants in Florida. Those who knew him said he was obsessed with the fear that illegal immigrants were taking over the country.

    In April of 2009, Richard Popalowski, a white supremacist in Pittsburgh, shot and killed three police officers following a domestic disturbance call. He apparently thought that Obama was part of a government conspiracy to seize all guns, and he feared the government would take his guns away.

    Later the same month, a Fort Walton Beach Florida man who thought the Obama administration was conspiring against him, shot and murdered two sheriff’s deputies.

    On May 31, 2009 Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his own church by a right-wing “pro- life” gun man who decided to express his belief in the sanctity of human life by executing a medical doctor.

    Eleven days later a right-wing white supremacist and Holocaust denier walked into the National Holocaust Museum and killed an African-American security guard. Two weeks later, three Neo-Nazis were arrested for bombing a diversity office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    On April 20, 2010 a member of the Sovereign Citizen movement was arrested after a failed attempt to take over a Tennessee county courthouse.

    Exactly one month later, in West Memphis Arkansas, Sovereign citizens Jerry and Joe Kane murdered two police officers before they themselves were shot and killed in the ensuing shoot out with police.

    On July 18, 2010 Byron Williams, an angry unemployed man, was arrested by police after they discovered a car full of weapons and ammunition that he had planned to use to kill progressives. He was on his way to the non-profit Tides Foundation Center, a favorite target of vitriol from Glenn Beck’s radio show.

    On Jan. 8, 2011 22-year old Jarold Lee Laughner killed six people, including a judge and a nine-year old child, and wounded 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), using a 9mm Glock 19 pistol during a public meeting in a supermarket parking lot near Tuscon, AZ.

    On Aug. 5, 2012 Wade Michael Page, a 40-year old white supremacist and U.S. Army veteran murdered six people and wounded four others inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI with a Springfield XD(M) semi-automatic pistol.

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January 20, 2013, 11:01 pmMartin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

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December 5, 2012, 4:49 pmSenate GOP fails to bring up immigration bill

Senate GOP fails to bring up immigration bill

Published - Dec 05 2012 03:59PM EST

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from bringing up an immigration bill offering permanent residence visas for foreigners with advanced degrees that passed the House last week despite the opposition of most Democrats.

Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas sought unanimous consent to consider the bill that provides some 55,000 green cards a year to those with masters and doctorate degrees from U.S. colleges in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"We all know that America's immigration system is broken, but in particular by driving away highly skilled foreign workers who want to start businesses and create jobs right here in America," he said.

New York's Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democratic leader on immigration policies, objected to Cornyn's request. Schumer said Democrats support creating so-called STEM visas and he has a proposal to do that. "But what we don't do is take away other visas or add in other extraneous positions."

House Republicans turned to their STEM bill as a way to show Hispanics, who deserted them in the November election, that they are serious about immigration legislation. But it met strong opposition from Democrats because it eliminated another visa program that benefits less-educated people, particularly from Africa. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus said Republicans were trying to pick winners and losers among different people who want to gain permanent residency.

The Republican bill would also have made it easier for the spouses and families of people with green cards to enter the United States while they wait for their own green card applications to be approved.

The STEM bill is seen as an opening skirmish as Congress and the White House plan for writing comprehensive immigration legislation next year dealing with both legal immigrants and the estimated 11 million living in the country illegally.

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November 30, 2012, 10:25 pmSaving face: Ind. man removing Romney-Ryan tattoo

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" says it's time for it to come off.

Eric Hartsburg of Michigan City, Ind., says he plans to have the red-and-blue "R'' removed from its prominent place next to his right eye.

He says a Republican supporter paid him $15,000 to get the tattoo and keep it until at least the election was over.

Weeks after President Barack Obama defeated the former Massachusetts governor in the Nov. 6 election, Hartsburg says "now to me it represents not a losing campaign, but a sore losing campaign."

Hartsburg says he reached out to the Romney campaign about the tattoo, but feels snubbed that no campaign staffer ever contacted him.

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