FINALLY! GLOBAL MUSLIMS ARE STEPPING UP AGAINST EXTREMISTS!

FINALLY THESE SILENT MAJORITIES OF MUSLIM FAITHFUL ARE STEPPING UP AND TELLING THE ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THAT ARE FULL OF JIHARDISTS AND EXTREMISTS TO STEP ASIDE AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT ISLAM IS REALLY ABOUT.

I don’t wanna know

All I care about is that pple treat each other with respect and kindness

No more of this bullshit beheading

and No more of this extreme crap especially in places like Syria, Afghanistan and Iran

Give us a break – I find that these places are not that far removed from American Uber Christians and their

“OPEN CARRY” crap as well as RELIGIOUS LIMITATIONS

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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THIS IS ONE WORLD AND WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE IN IT – SO GIVE ALL OF US A FUCKING BREAK AND LET’S GET ON WITH THE BUSINESS OF LIVING TOGETHER IN PEACE.

 

Muslims Around The World Rally Against Extremist Antics Of Islamic State

Posted: 09/26/2014 9:31 pm EDT Updated: 09/26/2014 9:59 pm EDT
MUSLIMS PROTEST

PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun.

This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked to the Islamic State group prompted heartsick fury among Muslims in France and elsewhere in Europe, torn between anger at the atrocities committed in the name of Islam and frustration that they have to defend themselves at all.

Herve Gourdel was the fifth Western hostage decapitated in recent weeks by Islamic extremists — this time, the militants said, as revenge for France’s decision to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

The head of France’s largest mosque called for Muslims to rally Friday in Paris to condemn Gourdel’s slaying and show unity against terrorism, saying Islamic State’s “deadly ideology” had nothing to do with Islam. Within hours of the call, the rector of the Bordeaux mosque, Tareq Oubrou, said French Muslims need not demonstrate in the name of Islam — but should be joined by everyone.

“They are doubly affected, because this crime touched one of our countrymen and because this crime was carried out in the name of our religion,” Oubrou told RTL radio.

The same debate played out elsewhere. The hashtag campaign #notinmyname — or #pasenmonnom in French — initiated by British Muslims who wanted to show their opposition to extremist violence, spawned a #MuslimApologies backlash by those who thought the sense of regret was overwrought. Tweets “apologized” for algebra, soap and coffee.

“Nowhere does the Quran say other religions or nations must be attacked. Cutting people’s heads off is really the most despicable. If airstrikes can stop these fundamentalist, aggressive ideas from spreading, I am all for it,” said 65-year-old Enes Mustafic.

Another congregant, Omer Jamak, questioned the devotion and even sanity of anyone who thought otherwise.

“According to Islam, nobody is allowed to be evil to others. Nobody has the right to do such a thing. I am against everything they do down there like every sane person is,” Jamak said.

An online poll posted by France’s Le Figaro newspaper, asking whether people thought the country’s Muslim community had sufficiently denounced Gourdel’s death, drew an infuriated response. Rachida Dati, the mayor of Paris’ 7th arrondissement and the daughter of Algerian immigrants, called for an end to the “confounding of Islam and fundamentalism, as the French political class has done for too long.” The paper on Friday apologized for what it called a “clumsy” question.

Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said headlines about the Islamic State were often frustrating in his work. Walid said he’s been speaking out against excessive force by police after the fatal shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, Missouri.

“I received calls and emails from fellow Americans who say, ‘Why are you worried about what’s going in Ferguson? Stop ISIS.’ That is ridiculous,” said Walid, a black Muslim.

“My primary responsibility as an American citizen is to try to make America more of a just place,” Walid said. “People in Iraq and Syria can’t even fix their own problems. What am I supposed to be doing from Detroit?”

Still, the banner at Friday’s gathering in Paris honoring Gourdel was emblazoned with “Not in My Name” and many in the crowd of about 500 said they were dismayed and appalled.

“We all gathered today … to tell people, you want to convert, that’s very good, but do it for your faith, because you want to convert and because you appreciate this religion. Don’t do it to go fight, to go kill people because it is not what Islam says,” said Nadir M’Sallaoui, a 27-year-old Parisian.

U.S. Muslim leaders and scholars issued an open letter Wednesday denouncing Islamic State militants point by point, notably on “the killing of innocents” and jihad.

Muqtedar Khan, professor of political science at the University of Delaware and author of “American Muslims, Bridging Faith and Freedom,” said Muslim condemnations after the 9/11 attacks failed to dent the reach of extremists.

“They are beginning to react the way they should have on Sept. 12, 2001,” Khan said. “Muslims have gotten really tired of these groups that bring nothing, that have no positive impact at all among their societies.”

Khan said whether the protests take root will depend upon what happens when the beheadings have subsided, and Islamic State is no longer considered an immediate threat. Muslim leaders will have difficulty coming up with a message as attractive as the extremists’ sermons to young people disillusioned with life in countries where they feel under constant suspicion. France’s ban on face-covering veils and prohibitions on wearing headscarves in schools, for example, are often cited as proof the country is hostile to Muslims.

Speaking of the extremist preachers, Khan said: “Their theology becomes more potent because their politics are right.”

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Aida Cerkez in Sarajevo; Nicolas Garriga and Bastien Inzaurraulde in Paris; and Ed White in Detroit contributed.

ON A NY TO ISRAEL FLIGHT – ORTHODOX JEWS REFUSE TO SIT NEXT TO WOMEN ON PLANE?

MAYBE MY TITLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN “DOVING ON A PLANE”?

A SECT OF ORTHRODOX JEWS BOARDED A NY TO ISRAEL PLANE AND REFUSED TO SIT NEXT TO WOMEN. FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE FLIGHT THEY STOOD AND PRAYED IN THE AISLES.

IF I WERE THE PILOT OF THAT PLANE I WOULD HAVE KICKED THEM ALL OFF FOR DISRUPTING THE OTHER PASSENGERS

OTHODOX JEWS ARE DISGUSTING PEOPLE.

IN THE SUMMER THEY WEAR COATS AND STINK; REFUSING TO DOUSE THEMSELVES WITH ANY DEORDORANT

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MY MIND THEY ARE JUST THE SAME AS THEIR SEMITIC BROTHERS – THE JIHARDIST MUSLIMS

AND THE UBER CHRISTIAN MORONS WHO WALK AROUND WITH OPEN CARRY GUNS AND VOTE REPUBLICAN.

IF THESE IDIOTS WERE SO RELIGIOUS

WHY THE HELL WERE THEY ON A PLANE TO BEGIN WITH???

THIS ARTICLE IS DISGRACEFUL THE WAY THESE ORTHO MEN TREAT WOMEN

IF THESE MUGS CANNOT OBEY THE RULES OF AMERICA PERHAPS DEPORTATION BACK TO GERMANY

WOULD TEACH THEM LESSONS?  I CAN SEE HOW THE NEO NAZI’S AND TURKS WOULD TREAT THEM BACK HOME…. JUST SAYING.

NO WONDER THE AMERICAN JEWS CAN’T STAND THESE PEOPLE!!!
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Orthodox Jewish Men Cause Flight Delay By Refusing To Sit Next To Women

Posted: 09/30/2014 9:42 am EDT Updated: 09/30/2014 10:59 am EDT

One person’s requirement for religious accommodation can seem all-too-much like discrimination to another.

An El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv last week encountered delays when several ultra-orthodox Jewish men refused to take their seats next to women over religious objections.

Ultra-orthodox Judaism forbids physical contact between men and women unless they are first-degree relatives or married to one another. In an airplane with close quarters, maintaining such separation is not easy.

As orthodox and secular Jewish passengers boarded the flight scheduled to arrive at Ben Gurion airport on the morning of Rosh Hashanah, the men began asking women seated next to them to move, sometimes even offering compensation for seat changes, Ynet News reports.

One passenger, identified as Galit, was sitting next to her husband when an ultra-orthodox, or haredi, man asked her to move. But she refused to change seats, Galittold Ynet:

“I ended up sitting next to a haredi man who jumped out of his seat the moment we had finished taking off and proceeded to stand in the aisle.”

orthodox plane

Some of the haredi men spent much of the eleven-hour flight standing and praying in the aisle, which caused general commotion and made it difficult to reach the restroom, Galit said.

The experience of Galit is not unique. Author Elana Maryles Sztokman wrote about a similar experience in a piece published on The Huffington Post:

The plane took off 20 minutes late because an ultra-Orthodox man was negotiating with passengers so as not to have to sit next to a woman — me — on the 11-hour flight.

 While the airline told Ynet its crews try to do “the best they can to address the needs and requests of all our travelers,” it is unclear in this case whose needs would be best accommodated — the haredi men who felt religiously mandated to uphold sex segregation or the women who felt they were unfairly “bullied and harassed.”

A Change.org petition started on Monday by several women in the Jewish community calls on El Al to prevent future harassment of female passengers on its flights. The petition states:

Why does El Al Airlines permit female passengers to be bullied, harassed, and intimidated into switching seats which they rightfully paid for and were assigned to by El Al Airlines? One person’s religious rights does not trump another person’s civil rights.

As a possible solution the petition suggests the airline reserve several rows of sex segregated seating where passengers may pay an extra fee to reserve seats and thus avoid future delays.

 

FIRST US CASE OF EBOLA FOUND IN DALLAS TEXAS

I WARNED YOU ALL THAT WE SHOULD TAKE THIS INCURABLE DISEASE SERIOUSLY

AND NOW

IT’S IN AMERICA

IT IS NOT A BLACK DISEASE

IT IS A HUMAN DISEASE

AND IT WILL KILL MANY

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I HOPE TO DIE TOGETHER WITH MY PARTNER MYQUI FOR LIVING WITHOUT HER IS NOT SOMETHING I WISH TO DO

IS THIS WHAT AMERICA GETS FOR HAVING A BLACK PRESIDENT?

APPARENTLY PEOPLE IN AFRICA ARE DIRTY AND SHIT/PISS WHERE EVER AND THAT IS HOW THEY SPREAD THE DISEASE

SO JUST IN CASE, NYC SHOULD SWEEP THE NYC SUBWAYS FOR THOSE HOMELESS BLACK PEOPLE WHO DO THE SAME THING HERE IN THE STATES.

public health

First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

September 30, 2014 5:42 PM ET
A patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has a confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. He is being treated and kept in strict isolation.

A patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has a confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. He is being treated and kept in strict isolation.

LM Otero/AP

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that the first case ofEbola has appeared in the U.S.

A man in Dallas has tested positive for the virus, the agency said. The man flew to the U.S. from Liberia, arriving on Sept. 20, NPR has learned. He wasn’t sick on the flight, and had no symptoms when he arrived.

He first developed symptoms on Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to the CDC, and first sought care on Friday. On Sunday, he was placed in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Health officials have already started reaching out to people who may have come into close contact with the man. The virus is spread only through direct contact of bodily fluids, and it isn’t contagious until a person starts showing symptoms.

Update at 7:15 p.m. ET. Handful Of People Exposed

A “handful” of people may have been exposed to the virus, the CDC’s Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Tuesday at a news conference. These include several family members of the man and a few people in community, Frieden said.

The man could have passed Ebola to these people during the four days when he was sick but not yet isolated.

But passengers on the plane with the man were not exposed to Ebola, Frieden said. “There is zero risk of transmission on the flight. He was checked for fever before getting on the flight.”

The CDC has been planning for an Ebola case in the U.S, Frieden said. And the agency, together with state health departments, has successfully dealt with similar viruses — Lassa and Marburg — on five previous occasions.

“The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation, or case of Ebola,” he said, “so that it does not spread widely in this country.”

Our Original Post Continues:

This isn’t the first time somebody has been treated for Ebola in the U.S. Several American aid workers in recent months caught the virus while working in West Africa and were flown back to the U.S. for treatment.

But it’s the first time the disease has been diagnosed in a person in the U.S. The CDC is sending a team to Dallas to work with state and local health officials.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to grow rapidly. As of Thursday, there have been more than 6,500 cases across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. More than 3,000 people have died of the disease, the World Health Organization says.

Specialists studying infectious diseases have predicted for weeks that a few Ebola cases would likely turn up in the U.S. And hospitals around the country have been preparing to diagnose and treat such cases.

Because Ebola only spreads through body fluids, officials say that any case like this will likely be quickly identified and contained, and not lead to a widespread outbreak like the one happening now in West Africa.

WANNABEE FILMMAKER KEVIN SMITH WILL STILL HAVE 2 BUY A 2ND TICKET FOR HIS BIG FAT EGO

TUSK, THE BOMB THAT WAS KEVIN SMITHS WORST MOVIE EVER

SOMEHOW PAVED THE WAY FOR THE STUDIO TO GREEN LIGHT HIS “CLERKS 3″ FILM

CLERKS 1 & 2 SUCKED VERY BADLY AND ONLY PEOPLE WITH A LOW IQ WHO LIVE IN NJ AND WORK AT JOBS LIKE THIS

WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE THIS CRAP.

I WILL NOT

AND KEVIN SMITH WILL STILL HAVE TO BUY A 2ND TICKET ON AN AIRPLANE FOR HIS BIG HEAD AND EGO.

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Kevin Smith Secures ‘Clerks III’ Financing Thanks to ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith Secures 'Clerks III' Financing Thanks to 'Tusk'

The Weinstein Company

Kevin Smith has been talking about making “Clerks III” for years, but it sounds like his script may finally become a sequel, thanks to the box office bomb “Tusk.”

“‘Tusk’ was the absolute bridge to ‘Clerks III,’” Smith said during Friday’s “Hollywood Babble-On,” his weekly live podcast. “Because of ‘Tusk’ I got my financing for ‘Clerks III.’”

“Tusk” stars Justin Long (“Accepted”) as a podcaster who ventures to a secluded location in Canada by himself to interview a seafarer, played by Michael Parks (“Red State”), who is obsessed with walruses, and wants to turn Long’s character into one.

After 10 days in theaters, “Tusk” has only managed to make $1.4 million, and has received mostly negative reviews. It must, however, have at least one very wealthy fan, because he’s managed to fund a movie that The Weinstein Company — which produced “Clerks II” and owns the rights to the franchise — refused to finance for $6 million, but agreed to distribute.

See video: ‘Tusk’ at Toronto: Kevin Smith Blasts Marvel; Justin Long Scares His Dog; And How the Film Landed Johnny Depp

“A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get ‘Clerks III’ made for the 20th anniversary and that desperation — I must have reeked of it because I couldn’t f–king find money and shit,” Smith said during the podcast at the Hollywood Improv. “But it was ‘Tusk,’ people going ‘Holy f–k, what else do you have?’ and I was like ‘Clerks III’ and they’re like ‘done’. So, everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed,’ I’m like ‘Thank you, I failed into doing ‘Clerks III.’”

Smith announced plans for a third and final outing for New Jersey convenience store clerks Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O’Halloran) in March of 2013. He later said it would be his “last cinematic effort as a writer/director,” but then later become enthralled with “Tusk,” and has since announced a religious rapture comedy, “Helena Handbag,” as well as a Christmas-themed horror movie and a “Tusk” spinoff starring his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith.

Also read: Kevin Smith on Kickstarter: I’d Rather Take a Second Mortgage Out

Smith said late last year that he expects to start production on “Clerks III” in May. Currently, he’s begging his 2.66 million Twitter followers to give “Tusk” a chance in theaters, where it is “gasping for air.”

DON’T EAT SUSHI, DON’T EAT SUSHI – I’M NOT GONNA EAT IT ANYMORE

Chinese man infected with hundreds of tapeworms after eating contaminated sushi

Japanese food stock
Sushi and sashimi (Thinkstock photo)

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on September 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

After a Chinese man ate sashimi at a sushi restaurant, he experienced a stomach ache and itchy skin. When he went to get checked at a hospital, doctors delivered news that didn’t make him feel any better: his body was infected with hundreds of tapeworms.

Doctors believed some of the uncooked sashimi, raw slices of fish, must have been contaminated, the Daily Mail reported.

Tain Liao was treated at the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital in Guangdong Province in eastern China. X-rays taken at the hospital show that the parasites had infected most of his upper body, his legs and organs, The Huffington Post reported.

A doctor at the hospital told ThatsMags.com eating uncooked food contaminated with tapeworms’ eggs could eventually cause cysticercosis—when the adult worms enter a person’s blood stream—which is life-threatening once it reaches the brain.

“Research shows that eating raw or undercooked fish can lead to a variety of parasitic infections,” the Daily Mail reported. “Tapeworm infections occur after ingesting the larvae of diphyllobothrium, found in freshwater fish such as salmon, although marinated and smoked fish can also transmit the worm.”

While tapeworm cases mostly occur in poorer countries due to poor sanitation, they’re becoming increasingly more common in more developed countries because of the popularity of sushi, Nancy Craig wrote in the Canadian Family Physician journal.

“But other popular dishes might also be implicated, such as raw salted or marinated fillets – which originate from Baltic and Scandinavian countries – carpaccio – very thin slices of raw fish common in Italy, raw salmon and ceviche – lightly marinated fish,” Craig wrote.

The New York Post reported that doctors at the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital were able to save the man from any serious repercussions.

SOUTH CAROLINA FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT & STICKS CORRUPT WHITE COP INTO JAIL

SOUTH CAROLINA HAS THE VIDEOTAPE.

SO DO I

SEE BELOW.

THE MAN IN THE CAR, JONES, WAS ASKED FOR HIS DRIVER’S LICENSE. HE GOES INTO HIS CAR TO GO IT

AND THE WHITE FUCK COP SHOOTS HIM

THIS COP HAS BEEN FIRED AND PUT INTO JAIL

WHERE HE BELONGS

I HOPE HE GETS PUT INTO GENERAL POPULATION

AND THEY RIP HIM APART

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Sean Groubert, South Carolina State Trooper, Fired & Arrested After Shooting Unarmed Man

Posted: 09/25/2014 4:11 am EDT Updated: 09/25/2014 8:59 am EDT
This moron should never been a cop.

A South Carolina state trooper was fired last week and arrested on Wednesday after a dashcam video showed him shooting an unarmed man during a routine traffic stop.

Former officer Sean Groubert, 31, is seen in the newly released video pulling over Levar Edward Jones. The clip, which was recorded on Groubert’s dashcam on Sept. 4, shows Jones getting out of his vehicle at a gas station in Columbia.

Groubert asks Jones for his driver’s license. As Jones reaches into his vehicle to retrieve it, Groubert shouts, “Get out of the car!”

When Jones complies and starts to back away from the vehicle, Groubert opens fire. Three shots can be heard; Jones was hit at least once, in the hip.

“I was just getting my license,” Jones says. He also apologizes repeatedly, and asks, “Sir, why was I shot? All I did was reach for my license. I’m coming from work.”

“Well, you dove head-first back into your car,” Groubert says. “Then you jumped back out, I’m telling you to get out of your car.”

Groubert was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The complaint states that Groubert “did without justification unlawfully shoot Levar Jones which produced great bodily injury or was likely to cause great bodily injury. Audio and visual recordings, as well as written statements, obtained are further evidence to indicate the shooting incident was without justification.”

South Carolina Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith called the case disturbing.

“After my review of the facts surrounding this matter, I have determined that Mr. Groubert’s actions rose to such an extent that his employment with us must be terminated,” Smith said in a statement last week. “While Mr. Groubert was within the law to stop Mr. Jones for a safety belt violation, the force administered in this case was unwarranted, inconsistent with how our troopers are trained, and clearly in violation of Department policies.”

Groubert pleaded not guilty and is free after posting a $75,000 bond, according to WIS-TV. He’s expected to appear in court on Oct. 24.

Jones was hospitalized for the hip injury, but has since been released. He told WIS that he hopes the incident will lead to change throughout the country.

(h/t TalkingPointsMemo)

OIL SLICK TONY STEWART SLIPS OUT OF TROUBLE

GRAND JURY DECIDED AGAINST PUTTING RACE CAR MORON TONY STEWART UP ON TRIAL FOR THE MURDER AND TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE 21 YEAR OLD RACE CAR DRIVER HE MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD ON THE COURSE.

KEVIN WARD JR’S FAMILY WILL PROB SUE AND WIN AND THAT WILL HURT STEWARD RIGHT WHERE IT SHOULD HURT HIM – IN HIS FAT ASS AND WALLET.

here is the reason why this happened:

Toxicology reports revealed Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of
marijuana on the night he was struck and killed by a sprint car driven
by Tony Stewart, Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael
Tantillo said Wednesday.

At a news conference to announce that a
grand jury had declined to indict Stewart in Ward’s death, Tantillo said
the level of marijuana in Ward’s system was high enough to impair
judgment.

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Granted Ward smoked weed before he rolled but his judgement was not what the grand jury should have voted on. IT was the judgement of callous hateful Tony Stewart towards the young man who should have been called into question.

Again, another Grand Jury does not do the work of the people.

I DON’T CARE WHAT TROLL BOY FAG IS SAYING WHEN EVER HE HAS THE INDECENCY TO WRITE TO THIS BLOG – TONY STEWART IS A JACKASS AND WILL ONE DAY SERVE IN HELL.

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Grand Jury Won’t Indict NASCAR’s Stewart In Driver’s Death

September 24, 2014 6:43 PM ET
Tony Stewart prepares for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, N.Y., in August. Stewart won't face charges in the Aug. 9 death of driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Tony Stewart prepares for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, N.Y., in August. Stewart won’t face charges in the Aug. 9 death of driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Derik Hamilton/AP

A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., where driver Tony Stewart struck and killed another driver who walked onto the track during a sprint car race last month, has found no cause for charges against Stewart.

County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said in a statementreleased Wednesday that in the hearings on the Aug. 9 death of Kevin Ward Jr., jurors heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos.

Ambulances converge Aug. 9 on the racetrack at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York, where sprint car racer Kevin Ward Jr. was hit and killed by Tony Stewart.

Logan Messerly/AP

Ward, who appeared to be trying to confront Stewart about an earlier incident, stepped out onto the dirt track and was hit and dragged under Stewart’s car.

The Ward family said in a statementthat they did not consider the matter closed.

“Our son got out of his car during caution when the race was suspended. All the other vehicles were reducing speed and not accelerating except for Stewart, who intentionally tried to intimidate Kevin by accelerating and sliding his car toward him, causing the tragedy. The focus should be on the actions of Mr. Stewart. This matter is not at rest and we will pursue all remedies in fairness to Kevin.”

In a statement posted to his Facebook page, Stewart said the accident and investigation was “the toughest and most emotional experience of my life, and it will stay with me forever.”

“I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received and continue to receive. I respect everything the District Attorney and Sheriff’s Office did to thoroughly investigate this tragic accident. While the process was long and emotionally difficult, it allowed for all the facts of the accident to be identified and known. While much of the attention has been on me, it’s important to remember a young man lost his life. Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends will always be in my thoughts and prayers.”

 

 

US ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER RESIGNING

BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO STAY FOR THE END OF

POTUS OBAMA’S NEXT TWO YEARS IN OFFICE

HAVING A BLACK ATTY GENERAL AND A BLACK POTUS HAS NOT

DONE THIS COUNTRY ONE OUNCE OF GOOD

HOLDER WAS FIRM IN HIS BELIEFS CONCERNING GAY MARRIAGE & EQUAL RIGHTS AS WELL AS HUMAN RIGHTS

HE WAS VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE WAY THIS COUNTRY’S LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PROFILE AMERICANS – ESP AMERICAN BLACK PEOPLE.

HE HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY TO END THIS PRACTICE

HE HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SUCCESSFUL

HE’LL GO BACK TO HIS OLD ROOTS DEFENDING CORP CLIENTS

THAT IS WHERE THE $$$ IS IN HIS GAME

OBAMA WILL HIRE A WHITE ITALIAN TO REPLACE HIM

THAT MAN’S NAME IS DON Verrilli who is now serving as Solicitor General.

I am so getting into the idea we don’t need government. I’m tired of all of the bullshit.

If Hillary Clinton does run and wins the POTUS for 2016 we are going to have more of the same bullshit from our members of the GOP in congress.

This NOVEMBER – VOTE THESE COCKSUCKERS OUT!

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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

September 25, 201410:40 AM ET
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly “adamant” about his desire to leave soon for fear that he otherwise could be locked in to stay for much of the rest of President Obama’s second term.

Holder already is one of the longest-serving members of the Obama Cabinet and ranks as the fourth-longest tenured AG in history. Hundreds of employees waited in lines, stacked three rows deep, in early February 2009 to witness his return to the Justice Department, where he previously worked as a young corruption prosecutor and as deputy attorney general — the second in command — during the Clinton administration.

But some of that early glow faded in part due to the politicized nature of the job and in part because of Holder’s own rhetoric, such as a 2009 Black History Month speech where he said the country was “a nation of cowards” when it comes to discussions about racial tension.

Five years later, violence erupted between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., after a white policeman killed an unarmed black 18-year-old. And this time, the White House dispatched Holder to speak his piece, in effect jump-starting that conversation and helping to settle nerves in the frayed community.

Another huge controversy — over his decision to try the Sept. 11 plotters in a New York courthouse in the shadow of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center — prompted venomous reaction from lawmakers, New York City officials and some victims’ families.

Under pressure that threatened his job and his legacy, the attorney general reversed his decision and instead sent the cases to military court — where they continue to languish even as Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and other terrorism defendants are serving life sentences in maximum-security prisons on American soil.

Holder most wants to be remembered for his record on civil rights: refusing to defend a law that defined marriage as between one man and one woman; suing North Carolina and Texas over voting restrictions that disproportionately affectminorities and the elderly; launching 20 investigations of abuses by local police departments; and using his bully pulpit to lobby Congress to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. Many of those sentences disproportionately hurt minority communities.

And then there’s his relationship with Congress. From the day Holder’s nomination was announced, Republicans led by Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signaled that he would be a political lightning rod.

The attorney general’s portfolio, which spans sensitive law enforcement cases and hot-button social issues including marijuana and gay marriage, didn’t help. But even longtime aides say Holder didn’t do enough to help himself by shrugging off preparations and moot sessions before congressional appearances and speaking off the cuff — and obliquely.

Things hit a crisis point when the GOP-led House voted him in contempt for refusing to hand over documents about a gun trafficking scandal known as Fast and Furious. That represented the first time an attorney general had ever been rebuked that way, but still Holder held on to his job.

In the end, the decision to leave was Holder’s alone — the two sources tell NPR that the White House would have been happy to have him stay a full eight years and to avoid what could be a contentious nomination fight for his successor. Holder and Obama discussed his departure several times and finalized things in a long meeting over Labor Day weekend at the White House.

The attorney general told DOJ staff the news this morning and has called civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Ethel Kennedy, the widow of former AG Robert F. Kennedy.

The sources say a leading candidate for that job is Solicitor General Don Verrilli, the administration’s top representative to the Supreme Court and a lawyer whose judgment and discretion are prized in both DOJ and the White House.

Friends and former colleagues say Holder has made no decisions about his next professional perch, but they say it would be no surprise if he returned to the law firm Covington & Burling, where he spent years representing corporate clients.

The friends say Holder is also considering donating his papers to a university in Washington, D.C., or his native New York, where he could establish a civil rights center to work more on law enforcement interactions with communities of color and host public forums on those issues.

Even though the attorney general has his eyes on the door, the two sources say several more policy and enforcement initiatives are underway and could be announced soon.

For instance, Holder sent a memo to U.S. attorneys Wednesday urging them not to use sentencing enhancements known as “851” tools to gain leverage in plea negotiations with defendants — in essence, threatening defendants into avoiding trial with huge amounts of prison time. The practice has been criticized by U.S. District Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn and other jurists.

Holder is also expected to notify federal prosecutors in coming days that the Justice Department will no longer require defendants who plead guilty to waive their rights to appeal based on ineffective lawyering. Many U.S. attorneys now forgo that practice, but not all.

Long-awaited racial profiling guidelines for federal agents will be released soon, too. Those guidelines will make clear that sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion are not legitimate bases for law enforcement suspicion, but controversial mapping of certain communities — including Muslim Americans — would still be allowed for national security investigations, one of the sources said.

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME…I WOULDN’T

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY

AT 3:05PM I TURNED ANOTHER AGE

I’M NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT THAT AGE HOWEVER

IT IS WHAT IT IS

And I’m down with it.

Life could be worse

I would be crippled, in firmed or worse….dead

I’m not but today I was diagnosed with a sinus infection

I forgot how much those infections hurt

but it’s not severe and we caught it in time.

A slight fever so I was prescribed antibiotics and cough serum.

The whole thing cost $40 bucks when without healthcare would have cost me around $300 bucks

Obamacare works for me.

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Have a damn happy day for me people -

Happy Birthday to all of u too!

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – FINALE

MIGUEL DAKOTA is a hottie

MAT FRANCO is another hottie

QUINTAVIOUS JOHNSON is a kid hottie at 12

SONS of WEIRDNESS has no hottie’s except for its lead singer – I don’t think they are special in any way and my partner thinks that their harpist is a serial killer? Don’t ask me – that’s what she thinks.

FLASHBACK: to LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR who is now headlining in Vegas in his own show with Sinatra tunes.

That guy showed p at AGT with his last pieces of clothing on his body. This show actually DID change this dude’s life and he deserved it. His wife and he are unfortunately getting divorced now but sometimes you lose stuff when you win big.

http://www.landaumurphyjr.com/

My partner loves Emelie West

Her performance with Cyndi Lauper – made me cry!

Very moving -

Also moving was the show before when Howard Stern & Rosie O’Donnell hugged each other

I totally love Rosie & Howard is cool – he reminds me so much of JOEY RAMONE who is dearly departed and we all really loved Joey

Big talk lanky Joey always stooping over to accommodate the pretty girls peering up at him. I always wanted to be his girlfriend. He passed away the same year and month as my own mom. I – well – nuff said.

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America’s Got Talent Winner Mat Franco: I’m No Longer Embarrassed to Say I’m a Magician

America's Got Talent Winner Mat Franco: I'm No Longer Embarrassed to Say I'm a Magician
Mat Franco
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09/18/2014 AT 08:45 PM EDT

Just call it magic.

Mat Franco made America’s Got Talent history Wednesday night as the first magician to win the NBC variety competition.

“I couldn’t help but just be shocked and honored,” the Johnston, Rhode Island, native tells PEOPLE. “It’s great to be an inspiration to people. … The underlying message is following your passion. Whatever it is you like to do, do it: Dreams can come true.”

Making it big in the biz has been a dream of Franco’s since he was 4, when he started to teach himself card tricks. The season 9 winner used to record the pros on TV and watch them back in slow-motion, often with his grandma, Eleanor, who was one of his biggest cheerleaders during his AGT journey.

“She ran up on stage at the end of the show at the finale and told me how proud she was,” he says, adding that his family has “supported this whole crazy dream of mine since before I can remember.”

One thing he does remember is often being embarrassed to tell people he was a magician – especially girls.

“It has a certain connotation to it, so you wouldn’t necessarily want to bring it up,” says Franco, 26. “Maybe that can change. Now that magic has won the biggest talent show in the world, maybe that’ll give magic a little credit.”

Before wowing the judges, the struggling magician made his way through the college circuit, performing at campuses across the country to make ends meet. Now, Franco loves stepping into the spotlight on a bigger platform.

“It’s night and day if you consider the college campus dining hall versus Radio City Music Hall,” he says of the overnight switch in venues.

“There was this moment when we were rehearsing for the first live show, and I look up, and all these [production] people who are the best in their field are all coming together to help me,” Franco says. “It was emotional for me having a team like that. I felt like David Copperfield for a second. It was pretty wild.”

Next, Franco will hit up Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to headline theAmerica’s Got Talent Live at The AXIS show with fellow top acts from season 9 on Sept. 26 and 27.