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Name: John
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Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ.
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About Me

U.S. Army veteran/retired, now living in the Flagstaff, AZ. area with my wife, we own and run a small farm. Avid hunters and target shooters, we believe in GLBT rights, social equality, single payer, etc. We\'re also strong defenders of ALL rights.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Bill Cosby for Alleged January 2004 Sexual Assault of Andrea Constand

Source: MSN

An arrest warrant has been issued for entertainer Bill Cosby for allegedly drugging and sexually assaultingformer Temple employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004, sources tell PEOPLE.

Constand was not available for comment but one of her attorneys expressed gratitude toward the prosecutor.

"Obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her," says Dolores Troiani of her client, Constand, 42, who is now a massage therapist in Ontario, Canada. "We'll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully."

Cosby has previously said what happened between him and Constand was consensual, but in new court filings last summer Constand said she was in a relationship with a woman at the time. She also called Cosby a "narcissist" who missed cues that she's gay.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/arrest-warrant-issued-for-bill-cosby-for-alleged-january-2004-sexual-assault-of-andrea-constand/ar-BBo3w9a?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

Well, it's about damned time.

Arizona, Nevada Governors Slam Brown’s Comments on Gun Laws

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is hitting back at comments California Gov. Jerry Brown made about other states’ gun laws after the deadly shooting in San Bernardino.

Brown said earlier this week that Nevada and Arizona’s looser gun laws are “a gigantic backdoor through which any terrorist can walk.”

The Democratic governor was responding to some California lawmakers’ call for tightening the state’s already strict gun laws.

In a statement Sunday, Sandoval spokeswoman Mari St. Martin called Brown’s characterization “wrong and irresponsible.”


Maybe Gov. Brown should get his state in order because that's where the fucking firearms were legally bought.

Venezuela opposition claims win in elections

Leaders of Venezuela's opposition are saying they won a majority of seats in legislative elections ahead of the announcement of official results.

"Venezuela won," former presidential Henrique Capriles celebrated on Twitter. A source within the anti-government camp told The Associated Press that the coalition believed it had won around 100 seats in the 167-seat legislature.

The National Electoral Council has yet to announce results and the opposition claim could not be confirmed. The ruling socialist party has not commented on the results


Wow, a 2/3rds majority, that's quite the ass kicking the Chavistas took.

Rachel Dolezal Finally Admits: I Was Born White (Video)


Former NAACP chapter head comes clean on “The Real”

Rachel Dolezal has a shocking confession for the world: She wasn’t born black.

Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP who grabbed headlines and raised eyebrows earlier this year by claiming that she’s black, despite her parents saying otherwise, dropped the bombshell during Monday’s episode of talk show “The Real.”

“I acknowledge, I was biologically born white, to white parents,” Dolezal admitted.”But I identify as black.”

The admission didn’t come without some tooth-pulling; asked by the panel whether she actually walked the walk as a black woman, Dolezal offered a wobbly response.

So, after years of lying about her race and other lies, she finally comes clean.
It's about time.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: the NRA is A Terrorist Organization


Following the lead of New York Daily News’ aptly named columnist Linda Stasi, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence recently labelled the NRA a terrorist organization

Linda Stasi?

I swear you can't make this shit up.

Dad who shot 'snooping vid drone' out of the sky is cleared of charges

A father who shot down a drone that was hovering over his family home in Kentucky has been cleared of all charges.

Dad-of-two William Merideth thought the quadcopter was spying on his daughters in their yard in Hillview, and blasted the gizmo out of the sky with a shotgun. That earned him the title "Drone Slayer" from pro-privacy quarters.

Merideth was arrested shortly after in July, and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.

He appeared before the Bullitt County District Court on Monday this week, and after a two and a half hour hearing, Judge Rebecca Ward dismissed the case against him.


This is the guy who's teen age daughter was sunbathing in their back yard when the drone appeared, I probably would have done something similar.

US to send warship close to South China Sea islets


In a move sure to anger Beijing, the US Navy plans to send Tuesday a destroyer close to artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea, a US official said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP that the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen would sail within 12 nautical miles of the emerging land masses in the Spratly Islands.

Tensions have mounted since China transformed reefs in the area -- also claimed by several neighboring countries -- into small islands capable of supporting military facilities, a move the US says threatens freedom of navigation.

Washington has repeatedly said it does not recognize Chinese claims to territorial waters around the artificial islands.

This is needed, China is trying to control international sea lanes with these bogus man made "islands".

Obama: U.S. will defend South Korea

WASHINGTON — President Obama re-affirmed American support of South Korea on Friday telling President Park Geun-hye that the U.S. commitment to her nation's security "will never waver" in face of threats by nuclear-armed North Korea.

"Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs have achieved nothing except to deepen North Korea’s isolation," Obama said during a news conference after meeting with Park at the White House.

Also during the news conference, Obama said:

-- Iran has often violated rules on missile testing, but said the recent agreement with the U.S. is designed only to keep Tehran from development a nuclear weapon; the U.S. and allies will continue to pressure Iran over missile testing and other bad behaviors.


As well we should honor a decades old defense treaty with S. Korea.

Just watched the History channel about the escape from Alcatraz by Frank Morris,

John and Clarence Anglin, very interesting.
Do you believe they survived the swim to San Francisco?

Texas court halts execution of inmate after questions raised on testimony

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday halted the planned execution next month of a death row inmate whose lawyers argued he was sentenced to death based on tainted testimony from major witnesses.

The court stayed th29e Nov. 3 execution of Julius Murphy, without elaborating on its decision. Murphy, 36, was convicted in 1998 of fatally shooting Jason Erie in the head during a 1997 robbery.

Lawyers for Murphy asked the court last month to put the execution on hold, saying they had new evidence that pointed to evidence that prosecutors forced false testimony.

"Mr. Murphy's conviction and death sentence were procured through prosecutorial misconduct," said Catherine Stetson, a lawyer for Murphy.


Really? Prosecutors using tainted or coerced evidence/confessions?
Say it ain't so?

529 executions since 1976
Makes one wonder how many of those executed were actually innocent?
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