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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

While Mosby said Friday that the officers had made an illegal arrest because a knife Gray was carrying was not a "switchblade," a violation of state law, the police task force studied the knife and determined it was "spring-assisted," which does violate a Baltimore code.

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The more we learn about Manny Pacquiao's shoulder injury, the uglier it looks for all sides involved.

The shoulder injury Pacquiao suffered prior to his fight with Floyd Mayweather was much more serious than it initially sounded, and now it turns out that Pacquiao will need surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.

While the immediate effect of the surgery is that it will sideline Pacquiao for up to a year and eliminate the already dim hopes for a rematch, the injury has caused a further mess as people try to figure out who knew about it, why it wasn't reported, and why Pacquiao was denied treatment prior to the fight.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

More than 300 Yazidi prisoners have been slaughtered by Islamic State militants near Mosul in Iraq. According to the Yazidi Progress Party, hundreds were murdered by Isis on Friday in the Tal Afar district, although it is not known how they were killed.Around 40,000 people were kidnapped at gunpoint when the terrorists attacked Yazidi villages last summer. The Yazidi have for centuries been one of the most persecuted minorities of the Middle East. Successive waves of persecution -- they claim to have survived 72 genocides -- by the Ottoman Turkish rulers of what is now Iraq, by Saddam Hussein and now by Islamic militants, have reduced the number of Yazidi from millions to an estimated 700,000. read more

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling -- and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.


National Bike to Work Week 2015 will be held on May 11-15.
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

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As a Democrat, I found President Obama's words on the Baltimore riots during his press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be incisive and eloquent. But there was one important progressive issue the President forgot to mention entirely -- the disastrous impact of mass immigration on inner city black communities.

Of course, many progressives are neglecting this issue, even as they claim to be telling the whole story. Consider this email from the progressive organization MoveOn:

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Then again, it was the Brits who "sexed up" the report that was used by George Bush - hey, Republicans, any of you remember him? - to drag us into the war he started with Iraq.


Drag us into a war? As Hillary, remember her, stated, she cast her vote with conviction!

And even to this day she has no regret

So why talk at all? Why not just nuke them now and get it done with once and for all if you really think that.
Just keep clutching that old "Cold War" world view from over 30 years ago and let the world pass you by as you keep warm with your hate and fear.

See Kanrei, sometimes I think you understand "diplomacy", like on the escort thread. Here though you go non-linear. Its possible to be somewhere between "Nuking" them and "talking". You paint the options in a false dichotomy in this case, when I know you know better.

And the author is an idiot if she thinks a white, brown or yellow parent wouldn't pull the same move if they felt their kid was doing something that stupid.

She is not an idiot, she has been "programmed" to believe this.

To not acknowledge her "programming" is to not under stand African Americans perspective.

We are centering around solving their economic condition, through "government assistance".

If Republicans had any Bawls they would state the obvious, they are out of work and unemployed, becoming poor, which leads to more crime. The CJS then focuses it attention to stop petty crimes.

Which leads to oppression, which I have come to believe is true.

They are oppressed not because they are black, but because they are being displaced in the work space through an immigration system that is broken, and non existent.

While it is a "crap article" from one perspective, it should be understood this is the perspective that exists in much of the poor black community.

In the words of the First Black President -

"[T]here's no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border -- a sense that what's happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before," then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."

"Not all these fears are irrational," he wrote.

"The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century," Obama noted. "If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole -- especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan -- it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net."

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