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RIP NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:15 AM (9 replies)

President Jimmy Carter talks about the 2016 election.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Jun 28, 2019, 10:56 AM (27 replies)

Thank you Sharon Osbourne.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Jun 27, 2019, 08:52 PM (2 replies)

Trump tells reporter his conversations with Putin are "none of your business".



Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:34 PM (7 replies)

People send "thoughts and prayers" to Dana Loesch after NRATV cancelled

People online have responded to the news that live programming at NRATV has been cancelled and that Dana Loesch will no longer feature on the channel by sending them their "thoughts and prayers."

The National Rifle Association plans to shut down production of NRATV and sever all business with Ackerman McQueen, the advertising firm which operates the channel, on Wednesday, according to The New York Times. While the channel may continue to air past content, it will no longer feature on-air programming with hosts such as firebrand anchor Dana Loesch.

The news was celebrated by a number of people online, who were quick to share their "thoughts and prayers" with the NRA.

One person tweeted: "The National Rifle Association has SHUT DOWN production at NRATV. 'Thoughts and prayers' to the #NRA"


This makes me smile.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jun 26, 2019, 08:57 AM (21 replies)

The Taliban Gave Me Toothpaste.


American journalist Michael Scott Moore, abducted in 2012 while reporting in Somalia, watched Fabian argue that minimal necessities, like toiletries and sleeping conditions, were not essential to meet minimum “safe and sanitary” standards.

“That was — let’s say — below my experience in Somalia,” he told The Washington Post Tuesday of his more than two years in captivity.

“The conditions were about as miserable as you could imagine,” he said, describing a barren and concrete prison house. Often there was no electricity, he said, “but we had certain minimum things that kept it from being completely wretched.”

He said he was given toothpaste, soap, a daily shower and a foam mattress.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jun 26, 2019, 07:38 AM (0 replies)

Trump has standards? Who would have guessed?


Jeff Tiedrich
super-stoked to learn that the guy who cheated on his first wife with his second and cheated on her with his third and cheated on her with a porn actress and paid her to shut the fuck up about it and then lied about paying hush money has standards when it comes to who he assaults

1:02 PM - Jun 25, 2019

I realize that sexual assault is not a laughing matter, but Trump's excuses and denials are just pathetic and should be ridiculed.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jun 25, 2019, 02:23 PM (1 replies)

Here's a handy hint for the storm season that I'd never heard before.

As Sheila Pulanco Russell, from North Carolina, explained in her post, all you need for this trick is a quarter and cup of water. Put the water in the freezer until it's frozen solid. Then, take it out and put a quarter on top of the ice. Return the cup — with the quarter — back to the freezer.

All of that may seem pointless, but there's a reason this trick resurfaces every storm season. When you return, if you find the quarter has moved to the bottom of the cup, then you'll know your food was unrefrigerated while you were gone and it's no longer safe to eat.

Found the quarter in the middle? The food is likely still OK, but, as Russell advised, "If you don't feel good about your food, just throw it out."

Where you ideally want the quarter to be is exactly where you left it — on the top. That means your freezer's contents stayed frozen the entire time. Genius, right?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:05 PM (7 replies)

Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 kids were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Rep. Veronica Escobar said 30 children were at the facility near El Paso as of Monday. Her office was briefed on the situation by an official with Customs and Border Protection.

Attorneys who visited the station in Clint, Texas last week said older children were trying to take care of infants and toddlers, The Associated Press first reported Thursday. Some had been detained for three weeks, and 15 children were sick with the flu.

It’s unclear where all the children have been moved. But Escobar said some were sent to another facility in El Paso.


Short article. No more at link.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:20 PM (26 replies)

The New Yorker interview with lawyer concerning conditions at child detention center.


Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children

Hundreds of immigrant children who have been separated from their parents or family members are being held in dirty, neglectful, and dangerous conditions at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. This week, a team of lawyers interviewed more than fifty children at one of those facilities, in Clint, Texas, in order to monitor government compliance with the Flores settlement, which mandates that children must be held in safe and sanitary conditions and moved out of Border Patrol custody without unnecessary delays. The conditions the lawyers found were shocking: flu and lice outbreaks were going untreated, and children were filthy, sleeping on cold floors, and taking care of each other because of the lack of attention from guards. Some of them had been in the facility for weeks.

To discuss what the attorneys saw and heard, I spoke by phone with one of them, Warren Binford, a law professor at Willamette University and the director of its clinical-law program. She told me that, although Flores is an active court case, some of the lawyers were so disturbed by what they saw that they decided to talk to the media. We discussed the daily lives of the children in custody, the role that the guards are playing at the facility, and what should be done to unite many of these kids with their parents. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity

I have seen excerpts, but not the entire interview. This is horrible.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:03 PM (8 replies)
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