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'Gory, botched': Alabama's aborted execution of inmate was bloody, says lawyer

An execution in the US was aborted last week after the inmate was left with 10 puncture wounds when medical personnel were unable to find a vein after two and a half hours of trying. The failed attempts left behind a bloodied death chamber, the inmate’s lawyer said.

On Thursday, Alabama tried to execute by lethal injection convicted murderer Doyle Hamm, 61, who has spent more than half his life on death row. After about two and a half hours of trying, the state called the execution off because issues with Hamm’s veins could not be resolved before a death warrant expired at midnight.

“It was a gory, botched execution. They gave up when they could not find a vein,” Bernard Harcourt, a professor at the Columbia University law school who is representing Hamm, said by email on Sunday.

The execution has come under federal court review, with a US district judge calling for the state to preserve evidence, including the clothes Hamm was wearing.


This is just sadistic................next up on the list of methods to do this shit in Alabama and other states .............is fucking nitrogen gas, with a bag over the person's face hooked up to a hose

Opioid deaths mounting, lawmakers hit gas on new legislative pus

Source: The Hill

Congress is moving to take a second crack at opioid legislation, with lawmakers broadly agreeing that they need to do more to deal with a crisis that’s killing more than 42,000 people per year.

There’s a sense of urgency to the push, as lawmakers continue to hear story after story of people in their communities dying from overdoses. The crisis is showing no signs of abating, as the rate of opioid overdose deaths increased nearly 28 percent from 2015 to 2016.

Congress already passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) in 2016, but lawmakers and advocates broadly agree that it’s only one part of the puzzle.

“CARA in a lot of ways provided a starting point for a lot of the work that needs to be done,” said Grant Smith, the interim director for the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of national affairs.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/375373-opioid-deaths-mounting-lawmakers-hit-gas-on-new-legislative-push

I just have to fucking ask................what about the Sackler's and their responsibility to this issue..................

All one has to do is type in Sackler's and see what the fuck the country is getting and what they are getting..................l


I mean really......................

Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway made $29 billion off the Republican tax cuts

Warren Buffett’s multinational conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, made an extra $29 billion in 2017 thanks to the Republican tax bill, the billionaire investor said in his annual letter to shareholders released on Saturday. For reference, that’s nearly half of the conglomerate’s entire net gain last year.

“A large portion of our gain did not come from anything we accomplished at Berkshire,” Buffett, 87, wrote. Of the $65 billion the company made last year, $36 billion was from its operations. The rest was thanks to the GOP tax cut, passed in December, which dropped the corporate income tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.

That the tax bill would make such an enormous difference for Berkshire Hathaway, which as of 2017 has $702 billion in total assets, is not a surprise: That is largely how it was designed. The bill is most beneficial to corporations, including Berkshire, and the wealthy, particularly the ultra-wealthy, such as Buffett, who according to Forbes has an estimated personal net worth of $86.9 billion.


This is just totally fucked up, because back in the day when there was a 90% tax rate, he would have still took home 8.6 billion---------------------------"ayn rand" is alive and fucking people over............and paying exactly how much to defense, firefighters, police, parks, roads, bridges, hospitals, etc...................not fucking much......................

Police in Washington sell seized assault weapons back to the public

SEATTLE (AP) — When law enforcement agencies in Washington and other states sell guns they've confiscated during criminal investigations, they're not just selling pistols and hunting rifles, they're also putting assault weapons, including AR-15s, back on the street.

Sheriff's offices and police departments across Washington state have sold dozens of AR-15s, AK47s and other assault weapons since 2010, an Associated Press investigation found.

Most states allow law enforcement agencies to decide whether to sell, trade or destroy their confiscated firearms, but a growing list of states has passed laws in recent years requiring agencies to sell all forfeited guns. Supporters say selling seized guns provides law enforcement with needed revenue, and if the practice were abandoned, people would just buy weapons somewhere else.

But Yakima Police Captain Jeff Schneider said it's "absolutely insane" that police are selling assault weapons.


Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student

ProPublica obtained the chat logs of Atomwaffen, a notorious white supremacist group. When Samuel Woodward was charged with killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein last month in California, other Atomwaffen members cheered the death, concerned only that the group’s cover might have been blown.

by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, Ali Winston, special to ProPublica, and Jake Hanrahan, special to ProPublica Feb. 23, 5 a.m. EST

Late last month, ProPublica reported that the California man accused of killing a gay and Jewish University of Pennsylvania student was an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of Atomwaffen Division, one of the country’s most notorious extremist groups.

The news about the murder suspect, Samuel Woodward, spread quickly throughout the U.S., and abroad. Woodward was accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein and burying his body in an Orange County park.

The report, it turns out, was also taken up in the secretive online chats conducted by members of Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacist group that celebrates both Hitler and Charles Manson.

“I love this,” one member wrote of the killing, according to copies of the online chats obtained by ProPublica. Another called Woodward a “one man gay Jew wrecking crew.”


I was living in Riverside, California when Manson was committing murders in the LA areas.........................


An obscure State Department policy change is likely to send immigrants to their death

Asylum seekers are likely to be sent back to their home countries to be tortured or killed.


FEB 25, 2018, 11:00 AM

The State Department has “been ordered to pare back passages in a soon-to-be-released annual report on global human rights that traditionally discuss women’s reproductive rights and discrimination,” Politico reported earlier this week. This change is likely to have a devastating impact on many foreign nationals seeking asylum in the United States after facing persecution, or even the threat of death, in their home nation.

A trio of federal immigration laws and human rights treaties permit individuals, who otherwise would be subject to deportation, to remain in the United States — if they are likely to face certain kinds of persecution in their home country. An immigrant seeking asylum, for example, may remain in the United States if they can establish that they have a “well-founded fear of future persecution” in their country of origin. Similarly, under Article 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture, the United States agrees not to “expel, return, or extradite” a foreign national if it is “more likely than not that they would be tortured if removed to a specific country.”

Immigrants seeking asylum or similar protections often rely heavily on the State Department’s annual human rights reports to establish that their fear of persecution or torture in their home nation is well-founded. For example: The 2016 State Department report on the northwestern African nation of Mauritania warns that members of the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, an anti-slavery organization that advocates for the rights of Mauritania’s Haratine ethnic group, were arrested and tortured there. This report could provide members of this organization (or even members of Mauritania’s Haratine minority more generally) who arrive in the United States with the evidence they need to be able to stay.


This current administration is just plain fucking sick

Union workers rally ahead of major Supreme Court case

Unionized workers and their allies held rallies across the country Saturday to support unions in advance of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could significantly weaken the power of organized labor. Workers are attending rallies as part of a “working people’s day of action.”

There’s a rally in Foley Square in New York City, a street party in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Columbus, Ohio party on the statehouse steps, and a gathering at Clayborn Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. Clayborn Temple has historical significance. It’s the place where striking sanitation workers, who had the support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., began their march to City Hall in 1968 and where they gathered during another march when police attacked them with tear gas.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Mark Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (AFSCME) case. Non-union public school teachers in California brought the case.

Mark Janus, a child support specialist who chose not to join the union, said “fair-share” fees levied on non-members, amounting to 78 percent of full union dues, are a violation of his First Amendment rights. A Supreme Court decision in his favor, which is expected, would be a huge setback for public sector unions, which depend on these funds.


Now "SCABS" the fucking freeloading SCABS and the National Right to Work for Less and the fucking Bradley Foundation, have finally got there main SCAB on the bench, Gorsuch ...............................

I strongly feel that if we take back the house and the senate, we should move to have him (Gorsuch) impeached under the due process and advise and consent rule of the senate being violated, by Grassley and McConnell and all of those assholes that voted him him everyone of them .........................

I hate fucking free loading SCABS, that infringe on my right to have "majority" vote and ask to be represented by a UNION, and then use the bullshit minority to over rule a majority.......................FUCK YOU, Citizens United.......................

America's bump stock capital: can this tiny Texas town survive Trump's ban?

When Don Boyett was asked if he believes that bump stocks should be banned, he gestured to the moss green SUV in his driveway.

“Let’s take my Ford Expedition here. Let’s say I get drunk and I run over 30 people out in the middle of the road. Are we going to sue Ford and get rid of Ford Expeditions? It’s the person behind the wheel. The same thing with a gun. To me, it’s the person behind that gun that’s at fault. It’s not the gun’s fault,” he said.

Amid the renewed push for gun control after the deaths of 17 students and teachers in a Florida school shooting 11 days ago, Donald Trump last Tuesday told the justice department to issue a ban on bump stocks – attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at greatly increased rates akin to fully automatic firearms.

The obscure accessory was not a feature of the Florida shooting, but its profile was raised after it was used in the Las Vegas mass shooting last October, which killed 58. Even the National Rifle Association contemplated supporting some restrictions on their use after that, although it opposes an outright ban.


Blood money and the supporters of Blood money are losing, we will not stand by anymore, and let greed and a minority, 3 million run around with this tired old blood money bullshit basically attacking 240 million that want:..........................

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

It does not say anything about a fucking gun

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the grassy plain, as far as the eye could see, were the corpses of thousands upon thousands of saiga antelopes. All appeared to have fallen where they were feeding.

Some were mothers that had travelled to this remote wilderness for the annual calving season, while others were their offspring, just a few days old. Each had died in just a few hours from blood poisoning. In the 30C heat of a May day, the air around each of the rotting hulks was thick with flies.

The same grisly story has been replayed throughout Kazakhstan. In this springtime massacre, an estimated 200,000 critically endangered saiga – around 60% of the world’s population – died. “All the carcasses in this one of many killing zones were spread evenly over 20 sq km,” says Kock, professor of wildlife health and emerging diseases at the Royal Veterinary College in London. “The pattern was strange. They were either grazing normally with their newborn calves or dying where they stood, as if a switch had been turned on. I’ve never seen anything like that.”


Anyone not thinking that climate change is fake fucking news....................

Your fucked up in the head.............Pruitt, sexual predator, Zinke, Carson, ect.......................

Tech billionaire, ordered to reopen public beach, appeals to supreme court

A Silicon Valley billionaire who was ordered by California courts to restore public access to a popular surfing beach is seeking to take his case to the US supreme court.

The case could entirely upend public access to beaches in a state with more than 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Vinod Khosla, the influential technology investor and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has been battling California regulators and environmental advocates for years over access to Martin’s Beach, a picturesque cove about 30 miles south of San Francisco that can only be reached by a private road across Khosla’s property.

Khosla has consistently lost his legal fight, thanks to California state law that regulates access to the coastline – and prioritizes public access to beaches. In August 2017, a California appeals court ordered him to restore access by unlocking the gate to the road, an order with which he has only intermittently complied.


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