Monday, December 8, 2014

In 179 fatalities involving on-duty NYPD cops in 15 years

In 179 fatalities involving on-duty NYPD cops in 15 years, only 3 cases led to indictments — and just 1 conviction
A Daily News analysis of NYPD-involved deaths starts with the 1999 slaying of unarmed Amadou Diallo in a hail of bullets in the Bronx and ends with last month’s shooting death of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn stairwell. Where race was known, 86% were black or Hispanic

Poll shows most Americans believe race relations in baseball worsened  under Jackie Robinson.- LOLGOP

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

China's Eye Gets Poked
China's foreign ministry rebuked the U.S. Congress on Monday after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province.

'Eric Garner and Michael Brown would be alive if they'd obeyed law enforcement' - white guy who supported Cliven Bundy.- John Fugelsang

Newt Gingrich says gays can't marry cos 'marriage is sacred.' Oh, & every 12 years or so, Newt's needed some New Sacred.- John Fugelsang

Protests Across The Nation, Mostly Non-Violent
From the streets of California to the stores of New York City, protesters are making sure no one forgets the case of Eric Garner.
But some are doing so more violently than others.

Republican Shenanigans

Jesus came to America but he was brown, had no papers and didn't speak English so they shipped Him off to Juarez. - John Fugelsang

2012 far right: Rape can't make you pregnant.
2014 far right: Somebody oughta teach these rape victims a thing or two.- LOLGOP

Baptists Also Believe That If Anything Bad Happens To You, It's Probably Your Fault
Responding to a book written by an author documenting his struggles as a gay Christian, a Baptist minister wrote the author a very un-Christian email saying “I pray that you will commit suicide.”

22 people had to approve every Mitt Romney campaign tweet. Such a tragedy that America missed out on that kind of bold leadership.- LOLGOP

Rock The Voter News

NYPD spends $700M each yr settling lawsuits re: police abuse, negligence, property damage. $700M would pay for 12K teacher salaries.- Eric Boehlert

What Liberal Media?
When the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee quietly released a report on the Friday before Thanksgiving clearing U.S. officials of multiple accusations leveled after the 2012 Benghazi attacks, it didn't exactly capture the public's attention.

Eighty-four percent of Americans said they had heard little or nothing about the report's release

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Keep Christ in Christmas? Can we put him back in Christianity first?- John Fugelsang

"There are reports that President Obama has finally found a nominee to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. His nominee is named Ashton Carter. Which sounds less like a defense secretary and more like the member of a boy band." –Jimmy Fallon

Business/Tech News

The Great Native American Land Grab
On December 4th, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included a provision to transfer 2,400 acres of Apache ancestral and ceremonial lands to a foreign mining company.

You can be depressed, or you can google the phrase 'Rick Perry eats a corndog in front of a painting.'- John Fugelsang

Prohibition ended 81 years ago today. But not for you, pothead.- John Fugelsang



Odd News

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Patagonia, Argentina.


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