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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #105 on: March 05, 2015, 10:13:00 AM »

I'm thinking if I were an Ambassador from the US -  I'd have a better security detail - or at least a body guard
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #106 on: March 05, 2015, 01:34:41 PM »

Now it's the get my $$ phase...   
after all his mom assaulted others for the money they were making - saying it was her money.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/05/michael-brown-family-reacts-ferguson-report/24432459/
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #107 on: March 09, 2015, 01:07:51 PM »

I'm thinking two non-related incidents come together to make a point on importance of keeping email records for work - separate from private.   And on the importance period of keeping archives.

The Ferguson report from the DOJ used government e-mails in their investigation - they were readily available  ;)

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Justice in Ferguson is not a matter of "racism without racists," but racism with racists so secure, so proud, so brazen that they used their government emails to flaunt it.

The emails including "jokes" depicting President Obama as a chimp, mocking how black people talk ("I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment!"), depicting blacks as criminals, welfare recipients, unemployed, lazy, and having "no frigging clue who their Daddies are.” This humor—given the imprimatur of government email—resulted in neither reprimand, nor protest, nor even a polite request to refrain from reoffending. "Instead," according to the report, "the emails were usually forwarded along to others."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/The-Gangsters-Of-Ferguson/386893/

If they had been like Lois Lerner and destroyed them - this would not have been made public

If they had been like Hillary and used private e-mails - this would not have been discovered... 


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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2015, 11:44:48 PM »

I'm thinking the local democratic party held a late night session on the board...

The board was also rather greasy from all the frenchfries that got spilled

You mean unlike McDonalds where they are deep fried in canola oil, those 'Frys' were cooked in lard?
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #109 on: March 09, 2015, 11:51:30 PM »

Now it's the get my $$ phase...   
after all his mom assaulted others for the money they were making - saying it was her money.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/05/michael-brown-family-reacts-ferguson-report/24432459/


Isn't that the bottom line/common denominator....MONEY.

Reminds me of the tune..'Dirty Laundry'.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #110 on: March 19, 2015, 10:36:52 PM »

I'm thinking Monroe's DDA should visit Dunedin Florida,
A small community with a downtown theme...   pet friendly,  walker friendly, Bike friendly...  (get the theme)   
outdoor entertainment until 9 (noise ordinance) allow outdoor alcohol for events  (close down to vehicle traffic the entire area) local bars then sell outdoors. 

In fact I'll go back to get more research as often as necessary :)

They had artists create their bike racks - all businesses have treats for dogs - as well as water.   
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #111 on: March 20, 2015, 06:50:32 AM »

I'm thinking Monroe's DDA should visit Dunedin Florida,
A small community with a downtown theme...   pet friendly,  walker friendly, Bike friendly...  (get the theme)   
outdoor entertainment until 9 (noise ordinance) allow outdoor alcohol for events  (close down to vehicle traffic the entire area) local bars then sell outdoors. 

In fact I'll go back to get more research as often as necessary :)

They had artists create their bike racks - all businesses have treats for dogs - as well as water.

Come on Prof.....

Anytime anyone proposes any change in downtown Monroe - or anyplace in Monroe someone goes off.

Example:  Monroe Street to 3 lanes.

This town doesn't want change, and they sure don't want progress.  We just want to ***** about why aren't things nice like other places, but then when someone wants to try to move in that direction - we collectively slam on the brakes - and ***** that there is no reason to go downtown anyway.

The fact is we have the makings of a great downtown - only this City doesn't want one - for whatever reason.

So we get what we got.

And that is apparently the way we like it?

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2015, 08:54:29 AM »


The ability to drive is not a prerequisite to be a member of U.S. Congress:

Congresswoman Demonstrates 'Worst Parking Job Ever'
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2015, 09:56:40 AM »

The ability to drive is not a prerequisite to be a member of U.S. Congress:

Congresswoman Demonstrates 'Worst Parking Job Ever'

I'm shocked!
But then again woman driver and a Democrat  ;D  ;D

Probably doesn't have a license - as no one could be that ignorant when it comes to angle parking.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #114 on: March 26, 2015, 11:53:17 AM »


...as no one could be that ignorant when it comes to angle parking.


You forget...  She is a DEMOCRAT. 

This is further proof that they are inherently ignorant, and they think they are above the law.

KNOWINGLY causing damage to someone else's property, then walking away from the scene? 

If I did that, I'd be in jail!
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #115 on: March 27, 2015, 02:21:26 PM »


I'm thinking the medical privacy of a patient vs the safety of the general public will be an interesting topic

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/27/us-france-crash-idUSKBN0MN11N20150327
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2015, 12:19:29 PM »

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/starbucks-to-open-shop-in-ferguson-mo-ceo/ar-AAbzhX1?ocid=HPCDHP


I'm sure the good folks of Ferguson will enjoy their expensive coffee...   

Can't imagine the place staying open more than a headline or two - if it ever opens...
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The Starbucks will be a first for Ferguson, which is 70% black. There is no timeline for when the coffee joint could open.


Using the race card as PR seems to have backfired and now this?  8*
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2015, 05:28:45 PM »

Now it's the get my $$ phase...   
after all his mom assaulted others for the money they were making - saying it was her money.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/05/michael-brown-family-reacts-ferguson-report/24432459/


and here's where the greed of the family comes into play...
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http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Civil-lawsuit-set-to-be-filed-in-Michael-Brown-s-6218305.php
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a national protest movement about the way police treat blacks.

Attorneys for Brown's parents promised the case would bring to light new forensic evidence and raise doubts about the police version of events. Some of that evidence, they said, had been overlooked in previous investigations.

"The narrative of the law enforcement all across the country for shooting unarmed people of color is the same: That they had no other choice," attorney Benjamin Crump said. "But time and time again, the objective evidence contradicts the standard police narrative."

Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., attended a news conference announcing the lawsuit outside the St. Louis County Courthouse. A tear rolled down McSpadden's cheek as Crump spoke.

"It's all part of the journey," she said.

The case had been expected for months. If it comes to trial, the lawsuit could force a full review of all the evidence in the shooting and bring key witnesses to be questioned in open court, including Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot Brown. Wilson and former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson were also named in the complaint.



Civil cases generally require a lower standard of proof than criminal cases. Jurors must base their decision on a preponderance of evidence, not proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the standard needed to convict in a criminal trial.

A Ferguson city spokesman declined to comment, citing the pending litigation. Messages left for an attorney for Wilson were not immediately returned.

Jackson declined to discuss the lawsuit, telling The Associated Press that he was unaware of it until a reporter told him and had not had a chance to review the allegations.

Brown, 18, was unarmed and walking in the street with a friend on Aug. 9 when Wilson told them to move to the sidewalk.

The lawsuit alleges that Wilson told the two to "get the (expletive) out of the street," causing tension to escalate. Without the "unnecessary and unwarranted profane language," the encounter would have been "uneventful," it says.

Moments later, Wilson and Brown became involved in a scuffle through the open window of Wilson's police vehicle. Wilson shot Brown after the scuffle spilled into the street.

Some witnesses said Brown appeared to be trying to surrender, but Wilson said Brown was moving toward him aggressively, forcing him to shoot.

The attorneys said they planned to cite Wilson's own initial comments to a supervisor in which, according to the lawsuit, he said Brown had his arms raised moments before the shooting.

Brown's death led to weeks of sometimes-violent demonstrations and spawned a national "Black Lives Matter" movement seeking changes in how police deal with minorities. In the end, local and federal authorities ruled that the shooting was justified.

In the months since Brown was killed, unarmed blacks have been fatally shot by police in Wisconsin, California, Oklahoma, South Carolina and elsewhere. Unlike Brown's death, some of those shootings were caught on video.

A St. Louis County grand jury and the U.S. Justice Department declined to prosecute Wilson, who resigned in November. But the Justice Department released a scathing report citing racial bias and racial profiling in the Ferguson Police Department and in a profit-driven municipal court system that frequently targeted blacks.

After the report, several city officials resigned, including Jackson, the city manager and a municipal judge. The municipal court clerk was fired for racist emails, and two police officers resigned over racist emails of their own.

Crump and another attorney for the family, Daryl Parks, said the lawsuit will include evidence that was ignored by the grand jury and the Justice Department, including bullets allegedly fired by Wilson found in buildings.

Civil suits often unfold much differently than criminal matters.

Two decades ago, football star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. But a civil jury awarded the Brown and Goldman families $33.5 million in wrongful-death damages.

The family of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed man killed by New York police in 1999, settled with the city for $3 million in 2004 after filing a $60 million lawsuit. The city did not admit any wrongdoing. The settlement came after four officers indicted in his shooting were acquitted of second-degree murder and reckless endangerment.

Wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed in other recent high-profile cases, too.

In New York, the family of Eric Garner is seeking $75 million in damages. Garner, who was black and had asthma, died in July after a white plainclothes officer applied what a medical examiner determined was a chokehold. Garner was accused of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on a city street.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #118 on: April 27, 2015, 09:22:15 AM »

I'm thinking that this summer will be the summer of race riots...   

The black community is primed with the anti-police sentiment - and support from Sharpton's organizers.   

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #119 on: April 27, 2015, 10:42:50 AM »

Hopefully not but it doesn't look good.  It won't take but one more incident and the blacks will destroy the cities.
And don't forget to give some credit to Obama and Holder.  And I don't think we've seen the end of Holder either.
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