R3publicans:  Don’t Shoot the Dogs: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Family Dogs

“In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of a minor wound from a dog bite is enough to justify using potentially lethal force, in this case at the expense of a 4-year-old girl. And this isn’t the first time. In January, an Iowa cop shot and killed a woman by mistake while trying to kill her dog. Other cops have shot other kids, other bystanders, their partners, their supervisors and even themselves while firing their guns at a dog. That mind-set is then, of course, all the more problematic when it comes to using force against people.”—Journalist Radley Balko

The absurd cruelties of the American police state keep reaching newer heights.

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R3publicans:  WWG1WGA -- The greatest communications event in history (Martin Geddes)

A time like no other in history

Having applied all of my integrity, intellect and insight to researching the matter, my belief is that we are witnessing right now one of the greatest communications events in history. Indeed, it is arguably the singularly greatest. So, what is this event, and why does it deserves this extraordinary description? The answers are to be found in how the (Western) mass media has been trapped by the most exquisitely constructed double bind.

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Sooner Politics:  DA Mike Fisher Drops Charges Against 2 of the 4 Kentucky Hemp Truckers

  After 2 months of interstate commerce harassment, the new District Attorney for Osage County is trying to quietly end the saga by dropping charges against the 2 actual truckers.  D.A. Mike Fisher now admits that he doesn’t have evidence of a crime, much less a citation, of the 2 truckers. It’s not certain what is the status of the half-million dollar shipment or the semi tractor/trailer rig that was used in the federally-protected interstate commerce of l […]

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R3publicans:  How to Blow $700 Billion

It’s easier than you think

By Matt Taibbi

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: Aerial view of the Pentagon building photographed on Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Aerial view of the Pentagon building photographed on Sept. 24, 2017.

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

According to a study led by Michigan State University professor Mark Skidmore, some $21 trillion in Pentagon accounting transactions, made over a 17-year period, lack supporting data. This doesn’t mean the money is gone — the Pentagon only received roughly $9.2 trillion in budget money during that time — but it does mean the system is so choked with bad numbers, we have little idea of what mischief might be taking place at the Department of Defense.

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Sooner Politics:  McCurtain County Sheriff Defies Medical Marijuana Law, Seizes Commercial Operation

In the far southeastern county of Oklahoma. A county sheriff, Kevin Clardy; conspired with a local judge & district attorney(Mark Matloff) to shut down a licensed grower’s crops, some kitchen appliances(cannabis butter maker), personal medical devices, and even her cellphones. Sharla Smith – Licensed Farmer    Sharla S […]

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FGST:  Forks over Knives Documentary on Plant Based Diets Reversing Disease

The DVD parallels the discovery of two doctors, independently of one another (both by the way raised on dairy and cattle ranches), that plant based diets promote healthier outcomes. Their journeys were both clinical and via broad geographic demographic studies of disease trends over time. Embedded in the story were several real life cases where dramatic turnarounds were experienced in diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension with plant based diet lifestyle changes. Several cases went from heavily medicated to no medications, significant weight loss and complete life style turnarounds.

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