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The US and the UK have more in common than you think..............



Evidence of Concealed Jailhouse Deal Raises Questions About a Texas Execution

In the 10 years since Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after convicting him on charges of setting his house on fire and murdering his three young daughters, family members and death penalty opponents have argued that he was innocent. Now newly discovered evidence suggests that the prosecutor in the case may have concealed a deal with a jailhouse informant whose testimony was a key part of the execution decision.

The battle to clear Mr. Willingham’s name has symbolic value because it may offer evidence that an innocent man was executed, something opponents of the death penalty believe happens more than occasionally. By contrast, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote seven years ago that he was unaware of “a single case — not one — in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/us/evidence-of-concealed-jailhouse-deal-raises-questions-about-a-texas-execution.html

State Senate passes gun law nullification bill

Source: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY — An effort to nullify federal gun control laws and jail any federal agents trying to enforce them cleared the Missouri Senate yesterday, but a court challenge and another potential veto by Gov. Jay Nixon could ultimately block the legislation even if the House approves it again.

Although state efforts to nullify federal laws generally have been tossed out by courts, Missouri and other states have decided to try anyway. The bill's supporters say it's important to protect liberties in light of potential federal regulation.

More at: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/state-senate-passes-gun-law-nullification-bill/article_b83f021c-9b2d-11e3-8371-10604b9f6eda.html



Read more: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/state-senate-passes-gun-law-nullification-bill/article_b83f021c-9b2d-11e3-8371-10604b9f6eda.html

The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation (KNGF) commercial for veteran dogs




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A French Film Showing Men What Being A Woman Feels Like Kinda Nails It (NSFW)

"Flipping the genders really brings to light some of the awful things that happen to women in our male-dominated society.

Trigger warning (sexual violence) and slightly NSFW, but it is absolutely worth the time."


http://www.upworthy.com/a-french-film-showing-men-what-being-a-woman-feels-like-kinda?c=upw1

Just thought I would share this.......

I was looking for something on interfaith and came across this photo.....

https://plus.google.com/photos/+NicholasTJohnson/albums/5976320326304104369/5976320325959107234?pid=5976320325959107234&oid=117558715325790026036

And then I found this one..........





Nice to know all are Welcome!

Rupert Murdoch to be inducted into US television academy hall of fame

Next month, lest it has passed under your radar since the official announcement in December, Rupert Murdoch will be inducted into the US television academy hall of fame.

He is one of six people selected by the academy for the latest inductions on the basis that their "careers have made a significant impact on the medium."

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/feb/03/rupert-murdoch-ustelevision

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