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Thanks for the link to that list. Here is the information re-organized and sorted by frequency....

John McCain (6).....“Right Now”, Van Halen; “Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor; “Our Country” & “Pink Houses”, John Mellencamp; “My Hero”, Foo Fighters; "Running On Empty*", Jackson Browne
*John McCain, the RNC and the Ohio Republican Party

Sarah Palin (3).....“Who Says You Can't Go Home”, Bon Jovi; “Barracuda”, Heart; "Independence Day", Gretchen Peters

George W. Bush (2).....“I Won’t Back Down”, Tom Petty; “Still the One”, Orleans

Newt Gingrich (2).....“Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor; “How You Like Me Now?”, The Heavy

Michele Bachmann (2).....“American Girl”, Tom Petty; “Walking on Sunshine”, Katrina & The Waves

Chuck DeVore (2).....“The Boys of Summer” & “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”, Don Henley

Ronald Reagan (1).....“Born in the U.S.A.”, Bruce Springsteen

Mitt Romney (1).....“Wavin’ Flag”, K'naan

Charlie Crist (1).....“Road to Nowhere”, David Byrne

Barack Obama (1).....“Hold On! I’m Coming”, Sam Moore

Source: http://my.xfinity.com/slideshow/entertainment-rockersvspoliticians/20/

and now one may add the following to the list:

Donald Trump (1)....."Rockin’ in the Free World", Neil Young

1 dead in Coral Ridge shooting; suspect in custody

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

One person is dead after a shooting Friday at Coral Ridge Mall, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said.

DPS spokesman Alex Murphy said he couldn't release details about the victim's identity, including age or gender.

One person is in custody in connection with the shooting, authorities said.

Witnesses told the Press-Citizen that several shots rang out in the food court area near the carousel entrance about 7:30 p.m. and that the victim appeared to be a teenage girl.

Read more: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2015/06/12/coral-ridge-mall-reported-shooting/71156184/

Detectives say 3-year-old Hamilton boy shot himself with mother's gun

Detectives say 3-year-old Hamilton boy shot himself with mother's gun
Victim identified as Marques Green
By: WCPO Staff, Evan Millward
Posted: 4:20 PM, Jun 11, 2015

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A 3-year-old boy is dead after shooting himself in the chest with his mother's gun at a Hamilton home.

It's the second time this month a child has been killed by a gunshot in the Butler County community.

Thursday's shooting was reported just before 4 p.m. on the 700 block of Gordon Smith Boulevard, according to Hamilton Police Lt. Carl Sigmon.

On Friday, police said they believe the 3-year-old took the gun from his mother’s purse and shot himself while playing with it.



Wild Parsnip ('Poison' Parsnip) is also no joke - that is, phytophotodermatitis is no joke....

Information from Wisconsin:

Information from Minnesota:


Appearance: Monocarpic perennial herbaceous plant (plant spends one or more years in rosette stage, blooms under favorable conditions, and then dies), 6" high in the rosette stage and 4' high on stout, grooved stems in the flowering stage.

Leaves: Alternate, leaf is made up of 5 -15 egg shaped leaflets along both sides of a common stalk; leaflets sharply-toothed or lobed at the margins; upper leaves smaller.

Flowers: Flat-topped broad flower cluster 2 - 6" wide, numerous five-petaled yellow flowers; bloom from June to late summer.

Seeds: Small, flat, round, slightly ribbed, strawcolored, abundant take 3 weeks to ripen before they can reseed; viable in the soil for 4 years.

Roots: Long, thick, edible taproot.

Warning - Avoid skin contact with the toxic sap of the plant tissue by wearing gloves, long sleeves and long pants. The juice of wild parsnip in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight can cause a rash and blistering and discoloration of the skin (phytophotodermatitis).



Information from Vermont/ New York:

So, why did Officer Sylleloglu (who had his gun out first) and was flanking Dillon Taylor not fire??

Was he not '...scared...' as Officer Cruz stated himself to be? Or was it that Officer Sylleloglu chose not to follow Dillon Taylor in a manner that required his line of sight to be facing into the sun? (Thus, Officer Sylleloglu could actually see what was taking place in front of him?)

DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved killing was justified
By Erin Alberty And Marissa Lang The Salt Lake Tribune
Published October 1, 2014 1:27 pm


Taylor's shooting was justified, Gill said, not because he posed an actual threat, but because Cruz reasonably perceived a threat.

"Officer Cruz's belief that Dillon Taylor was armed with a gun and intended to use it against the officers was reinforced by Dillon's actions and the acts of others," Gill wrote in a letter to Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. "By the time Dillon drew his hands from his waistband, Officer Cruz's belief that Dillon was presenting a weapon [and ... would use the weapon against officers] was reasonable."


When Taylor withdrew his hands from his waistband, Cruz told investigators: "I was scared to death. The last thought I had go through my mind when I pulled the trigger ... was that 'I was too late. I was too late.' And because of that I was gonna get killed."


No gun • After the shooting, Cruz rolls Taylor's body over and cuffs his hands as a witness can be heard screaming, "They [expletive] shot him!" Officer Andrew Sylleloglu can be heard telling Cruz he couldn't activate his body camera.



Contact Sim Gill: (801) 230-1209 or sgill@slco.org

Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office Finds Officer Involved Shooting
Legally Justified

Salt Lake City, UT -- After conducting a routine Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI) review, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has determined that the August 11th, 2014 Use of Deadly Force by Salt Lake City Police Officer Cruz was legally justified.



Is it smart tactically to put oneself facing into the sun if one needs to approach a 'suspect'? Can one determine that it is safe to fire at a target if one is looking at the target and the sun approximately behind the target? How would a person walking in the direction of the sun behave differently than a person walking away from the sun if addressed from behind? Would there be any disorientation? Beyond this, if one were intoxicated, would this possible disorientation be amplified by the intoxicant?

Can this terrible incident be ascribed to potentially negligently faulty tactics employed by the responding officers? Tactics that gave at least one of the officers no way to accurately perceive the level of threat that was being presented?

This sort of thing has to stop.

CNN Probably Should Avoid The Metric System And Significant Figures In General...

Metric America: Lincoln Chafee's vision in 20 examples
By Eric Weisbrod, Walbert Castillo and Sophie Tatum, CNN
Updated 9:48 PM ET, Thu June 4, 2015

(CNN)Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Wednesday his bid to become the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, and in his stump speech, his pushed for America to use the metric system.


2. If you were to drive from Des Moines, Iowa to Concord, New Hampshire, that's a distance of 1,238 miles or 2064.79 kilometers. Likewise, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drove 1,964 miles from Chappaqua, New York to Monticello, Iowa, according to the Washington Post, a distance equivalent to 3131.783 kilometers.


4. The distance between the White House and the U.S. Capitol building, is 2.5 miles or 4.02336 kilometers.


And just for a little more perspective, here are ten things that will change in Chafee's America:


6. The Quarter Pounder: Imagine ordering a 0.45 Kilogrammer with Cheese.



CNN's slightly corrected version:

Some Observations:

That is one large 'Quarter' Pounder.

By some arcane mathematical alchemy (likely known only to CNN), four significant figures can become either six or seven significant figures - and sometimes two significant figures can become six significant figures.

Thank goodness that CNN is merely a news organization and that people do not need to count on the accuracy of what they publish, broadcast or state.

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