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Work in tv/film production - Unionista UPM for the DGA - Mother - Music Lover - Graduate of The New School economics/film - Born & raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn 1981 - living in Manhattan.

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THIS Should Be Fun To Watch


Tomorrow. Looking forward to it. Should be a blowout.

New SARS-like virus is a 'threat to the entire world'

(CNN) -- A new SARS-like virus recently found in humans is "a threat to the entire world," according to the director-general of the United Nations' World Health Organization.

The so-called novel coronavirus "is not a problem that any single affected country can keep to itself or manage all by itself," Margaret Chan said Monday in her closing remarks at the 66th World Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

The world needs to pull together its resources to properly tackle the virus which, Chan said, is her "greatest concern" at present.

"We understand too little about this virus when viewed against the magnitude of its potential threat," she said, and more information is needed "quickly" and "urgently."

The virus had infected 44 people worldwide as of last week, most of them in the Middle East, according to the World Health Organization's most recent update Thursday. Half of them have died.

The rest: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/28/health/france-coronavirus-death/index.html?c=homepage-t
A 23rd person has died from it putting the deaths past the halfway mark. It was a man from France who had recently visited the Middle East.

Bloodied London Attacker Speaks To Camera After Beheading: ‘You People Will Never Be Safe’

“I apologize that women had to witness this today but, in our land, our women have to see the same,” the attacker said on camera after beheading a man on the streets of London. “You people will never be safe.”

It is believed there were two attackers who acted in coordination, killing one and wounding two more in the streets of London. The attackers were incapacitated after they assaulted police.

This violent act is being considered an Islamist terrorist attack by British authorities.

Video of attacker in link: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bloodied-london-attacker-speaks-to-camera-after-beheading-you-people-will-never-be-safe/

Absolutely Stunning Images Of Children Pulled From Rubble At Plaza Towers

Full size images plus alot more at: http://bigstory.ap.org/tags/sue-ogrocki

Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report finds:

One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text.

CBS News reported Thursday that leaked versions sent out by the GOP last Friday had visible differences than Wednesday's official batch. Two correspondences that were singled out in the report came from National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.


The news parallels a Tuesday CNN report which initially introduced the contradiction between what was revealed in a White House Benghazi email version, versus what was reported in media outlets. On Monday, Mother Jones noted that the Republicans' interim report included the correct version of the emails, signaling that more malice and less incompetence may have been at play with the alleged alterations.

The rest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/republicans-benghazi-emails_n_3289428.html

The Republican party is the muck at the bottom of the barrel we call society.

"Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas"-Sarah Palin

That was an actual Tweet she sent out today.

THIS Is Why The #IRS Should Scrutinize 501 c 4's, ESPECIALLY Those From The Tea Party

Well worth the 5 minutes (plus a 30 second commercial).

Stephen Colbert & Trevor Potter | Colbert Nation from November 2012

Video: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/421160/november-12-2012/colbert-super-pac-shh----secret-second-501c4---trevor-potter

Just In: Pres.Obama's Statement On #IRS Investigation.

State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee Becomes Democrat.

In his own words (shared with permission):

From: Pablo Pantoja

Subject: From Republican to Democrat

Date: May 13, 2013 5:57:11 PM EDT


Yes, I have changed my political affiliation to the Democratic Party.

It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today. I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them.

Studies geared towards making – human beings – viewed as less because of their immigrant status to outright unacceptable claims, are at the center of the immigration debate. Without going too deep on everything surrounding immigration today, the more resounding example this past week was reported by several media outlets.

A researcher included as part of a past dissertation his theory that “the totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ.” The researcher reinforces these views by saying “No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”

Although the organization distanced themselves from those assertions, other immigration-related research is still padded with the same racist and eugenics-based innuendo. Some Republican leaders have blandly (if at all) denied and distanced themselves from this but it doesn’t take away from the culture within the ranks of intolerance. The pseudo-apologies appear to be a quick fix to deep-rooted issues in the Republican Party in hopes that it will soon pass and be forgotten.

The complete disregard of those who are in disadvantage is also palpable. We are not looking at an isolated incident of rhetoric or research. Others subscribe to motivating people to action by stating, “In California, a majority of all Hispanic births are illegitimate. That’s a lot of Democratic voters coming.” The discourse that moves the Republican Party is filled with this anti-immigrant movement and overall radicalization that is far removed from reality. Another quick example beyond the immigration debate happened during CPAC this year when a supporter shouted ““For giving him shelter and food for all those years?” while a moderator explained how Frederick Douglass had written a letter to his slave master saying that he forgave him for “all the things you did to me.” I think you get the idea.

When the political discourse resorts to intolerance and hate, we all lose in what makes America great and the progress made in society.

Although I was born an American citizen, I feel that my experience, and that of many from Puerto Rico, is intertwined with those who are referred to as illegal. My grandfather served in an all-Puerto Rican segregated Army unit, the 65th Infantry Regiment. He then helped, along my grandmother, shatter glass ceilings for Puerto Rican women raising my aunt to become the first Puerto Rican woman astronomer with a PhD in astrophysics (an IQ of a genius as far as I’m concerned). Puerto Ricans, as many other Americans still today have to face issues of discrimination in voting and civil rights.

Regardless of what political affiliation people choose, my respect for some remains. I don’t expect all Hispanics to do the same (although I would hope so) but I’m taking a stand against this culture of intolerance.

I am also making a modest contribution to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for the efforts in helping protect the rights of immigrants and civil liberties in general.

With warm regards,


Link: http://thefloridanation.com/?p=555

First I Saw This, Then I Saw This.

First I saw this:

And I said WTF???

Then I saw this: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-subway-test-involving-release-harmless-gas-set-summer-article-1.1326103

And I said oh. Wait, WTF???

But it turns out that the poster was done by what I presume is a freelance street artist and NOT an official MTA/NYPD release. But it's strange how this persons art caused me to do further investigation which turned out to be based in reality about something I didn't even know was going to take place in my city.

Street artists like this are all over the city (which I love), like this one:

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