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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Lying cop shoots home owner, body camera footage.

The widow of guitarist Glenn Frey is being accused of refusing to turn over information

The widow of guitarist Glenn Frey is being accused of refusing to turn over information about his cut of the Eagles profits.



In newly filed documents, Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven Itzkowitz point out Cindy is trying to get damages for lost earnings relating to performance fees and income derived from merchandise.

They have demanded documents between Glenn and the Eagles to see what his cut is for concert and music profits. The hospital and doctor want to see the contracts before the case can move forward.


Glenn Frey passed away in January 2016 from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

In her lawsuit, Frey's widow claimed that he was under the care of Mount Sinai and Dr. Itzkowitz from October 19, 2015 to November 2015. She claims they failed to "promptly and properly treat [Frey's] ulcerative colitis and associated symptoms and diseases of the bowel."

"As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence," the suit read, "Glenn Frey was rendered sick, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish, was compelled to seek medical care and attention, incurred expenses thereof, and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death."


Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven Itzkowitz have denied all allegations of wrongdoing. They moved to have the lawsuit dismissed claiming that "the injuries of the plaintiff were caused in whole or in part by the culpable conduct of the plaintiff."

2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week.

2 Chicago Moms Fought For Years To End Gun Violence. They Were Shot Dead Last Week.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were killed in a drive-by shooting as they stood watch “at their usual spot” to protect their neighborhood.

By Dominique Mosbergen



Chantell Grant, 26, and Andrea Stoudemire, 36, volunteers at the nonprofit Mothers Against Senseless Killings, or MASK, were gunned down Friday on a corner near the south Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Gresham as they promoted efforts to end gun violence. The killer, riding in an SUV, escaped.

Members of the anti-violence group have been occupying the corner where Grant and Stoudemire were shot since its founding in 2015. Parents bring their children to the spot and have cookouts, learn to dance and play games.

“For mothers to be killed in a place where mothers go to seek safety and sisterhood, I take that as a personal threat,” MASK founder Tamar Manasseh said at a press conference over the weekend. “Because when you come for one of us, you better believe they came for all of us.”


Grant and Stoudemire were shot multiple times in the chest at around 10 p.m. by someone inside a blue SUV, police told BuzzFeed. The moms were pronounced dead at a hospital. A man who also was shot in the attack was reportedly in stable condition.


Manasseh said she was heartbroken by the killings.

“It is terrifying. It is heartbreaking,” she told the Sun-Times. “I haven’t slept because I am trying to figure out how we can stop this ... I just keep thinking, ‘Who’s next?’”

Audit: Ohio State unit didn't report 57 possible felonies

Audit: Ohio State unit didn't report 57 possible felonies

ByThe Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jul 31, 2019, 6:21 AM ET



The school closed its Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit in June 2018 after finding workers didn't properly document and report students' sexual assault complaints.

The Columbus Dispatch learned of the audit's findings through public records requests.

University spokesman Chris Davey told the newspaper it's an unacceptable failure and among the reasons the school dissolved the center and redesigned its program for supporting victims of sexual assault.

The university says all 57 cases have now been reported to law enforcement. Davey says the survivors were informed of their rights and options, but none pursued police investigations.

"and she's buying a stairway to heaven ..."

Judge to sentence woman who spent investor money on prayers

ByThe Associated Press

GREENBELT, Md. — Jul 31, 2019, 1:27 AM ET


A Maryland investment adviser awaits sentencing for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars, some of which she spent on astrological gems, cosmetic medical procedures and religious rituals in India.

The federal judge set to sentence Dawn Bennett on Wednesday presided over a two-week trial last year that resulted in Bennett's conviction on charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud.

Jurors heard testimony that Bennett used investors' money to pay more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators while her business collapsed.

An FBI agent said investigators found evidence in Bennett's home that she tried to silence U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigators by casting "hoodoo" spells.


2 Mississippi Walmart employees shot dead at store, suspended co-worker charged with murder

2 Mississippi Walmart employees shot dead at store, suspended co-worker charged with murder: Officials

emily shapiro
, benjamin stein
andrachel katz


Jul 30, 2019, 5:33 PM ET


The suspect, Martez Abram, was shot by an officer and hospitalized, Desoto County District John Champion said. Abram has been charged with two counts of murder, he said.

The victims were "senselessly murdered" at a store in Southaven, about 13 miles south of Memphis, at about 6:30 a.m. local time, Southaven police chief Macon Moore said. A fire was also reported at the store, said Champion.

Officers arrived within minutes, and when police confronted the suspect outside the Walmart, one officer was shot by the suspect, officials said.

Abram was a former Walmart employee who was recently fired, Champion said.

"There was an incident" between Abram and another employee "a few days prior," Champion said, and Southaven police filed a report.

Champion did not elaborate on the alleged incident but Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite described it as a "grievance with an employee and his employer."

A spokesperson for Walmart, however, said that Abram was an existing Walmart employee, who had been temporarily suspended over the earlier grievance. The spokesperson did not elaborate on the nature of the grievance.


The victims' names have not been released.


UN: More Civilians Killed By Afghan, NATO Forces Than Militants This Year

UN: More Civilians Killed By Afghan, NATO Forces Than Militants This Year
Afghan and international forces killed more than 700 civilians in the first six months of the year.

Rahim Faiez



Most of the civilian casualties were apparently inflicted during Afghan and NATO operations against insurgents, such as airstrikes and night raids on militant hideouts. Insurgents often hide among civilians.

The report by the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said 403 civilians were killed by Afghan forces in the first six months of the year and another 314 by international forces, a total of 717. That’s compared to 531 killed by the Taliban, an Islamic State affiliate and other militants during the same period.

It said 300 of those killed by militants were directly targeted. The Taliban have been carrying out near-daily attacks, mainly targeting security forces.
One in three casualties was caused by ground combat and a fifth were caused by roadside bombs, the report said.

The Taliban have rejected calls for a cease-fire as they hold talks with the United States aimed at ending the 18-year war. An Islamic State affiliate has meanwhile launched attacks targeting security forces as well as minority Shiites.

There was no immediate comment from the Kabul government, the Afghan military of the international coalition forces on the U.N. report.


Twitter blows up on Alan Deshowitz ...


‘Creepy Dershowitz’ Trends And You Really Don’t Want To Know Why
Alan Dershowitz probably should’ve kept this to himself.


I stand by the constitutional (not moral) argument I offered in my controversial oped: if a 16 year old has the constitutional right to have an abortion without state or parental interference, how could she not have the constitutional right to engage in consensual sex? 1/ https://t.co/48Thb8Uaym
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 29, 2019

I challenge my readers to distinguish the cases, as a matter of constitutional law. I did not suggest that it is moral to have sex with a 16 year old, but rather that the issue presents a constitutional conundrum worthy of discussion. 2/


— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 29, 2019

I also pointed out that, statutory rape laws are applied quite selectively and often against young teenagers. That’s why I also say there are Romeo and Juliet exceptions. Lets debate not name call. End/
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 29, 2019

The tweets caused Dershowitz’s name to trend as well as a variation on it: #CreepyDershowitz:

80 year old Alan Dershowitz wants us to know that having sex with 16 year olds should be very legal and cool.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 30, 2019

Why is @AlanDersh trying to lower the age of consent in this op-ed? 15? Really? https://t.co/K8LyEho50X
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) July 29, 2019

The right for a minor to obtain abortion w/o parental or state involvement protects her from undue burden — abuse and/or delay/being forced to give birth. This is consistent with idea that the pregnancy resulting from sex to which she could not consent should not be forced on her
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) July 30, 2019

Please do not get #CreepyDershowitz to trend.
Do not use this hashtag.
Thank you.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 30, 2019

I will definitely not use the #CreepyDershowitz hashtag. Thanks for the warning about the #CreepyDershowitz hashtags.
— The Guy (@theguydf) July 30, 2019

I stand by the constitutional (not moral) argument I offered in my controversial oped: if a person dies, aren’t they technically no longer a person?

On an unrelated note, and I am certainly not guilty of cannibalism, which is clearly defined as “eating people”. 1/
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 29, 2019

Twitter: Morning, everyone! How’s it g—

Alan Dershowitz: (smashing through the wall at top speed to leave an Alan Dershowitz-shaped hole in the brick) THE CONSTITUTION SAYS IT’S OKAY TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) July 30, 2019

If I Did It
by Alan Dershowitz https://t.co/ENb2HEPEYo
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 29, 2019

come for dershowitz doubling down on his opinion that the age of consent should be lowered to 15, stay for the line when he explains this may be double true for minors “particularly [of] some ethnic groups” pic.twitter.com/9XUthLWg4Z
— LVL 45 CHAOS POTUS (@thetomzone) July 30, 2019

Alan Dershowitz is doin’ legal gymnastics to “legalize” sex with 15 year old girls. Now why would a totally innocent feller need to do such a thing?https://t.co/ocmBnqdgX5
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) July 30, 2019

Have you lost your damn mind?
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 29, 2019

Narrator: “Yes, yes Dersh has lost his mind and not even @waze can help him locate it.”
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) July 30, 2019

That’s a “Constitutional” argument?
I must’ve missed a page of the Constitution.
— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) July 29, 2019

The fuck is the matter with you, #CreepyDershowitz?
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 30, 2019

I’m REALLY interested as to why you care so much about whether or not 16 year olds can consent.
— Mueller, She Wrote Podcast (@MuellerSheWrote) July 30, 2019

Just say, “I’m a pervert.” It’s much shorter.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) July 30, 2019

The old “why am I a pedophile if my 16 yr old victim gets to have an abortion” argument.
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) July 30, 2019

You’re gross. Please stop talking. #CreepyDershowitz https://t.co/LbUPcIMvCl
— Shara Godwinson (@sharagodwinson) July 30, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard just hid its daughters
— shauna (@goldengateblond) July 30, 2019

Free legal advice: Log off
— Connor Wroe Southard (@ConnorSouthard) July 29, 2019

Little Known Black History Fact: Arturo Schomburg

Little Known Black History Fact: Arturo Schomburg
D. L. Chandler


Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, also known as Arthur Schomburg, was a meticulous historian and important Harlem Renaissance figure. During his career, he was referred to as the “Sherlock Holmes of Black History” due to his exhaustive research on Africa and the diaspora.

Schomburg was born Jan. 24. 1874 to a Black mother from the Virgin Islands and a German father who lived in Puerto Rico. As a boy, Schomburg was told by a teacher that Black history was a farce, which set him on a path early on to prove that doubter wrong.

In 1871, Schomburg moved to Harlem, New York and was an active member of the fight for Cuba and Puerto Rico’s independence. When his home country became part of the United States, Schomburg embraced the African-American community that he was now a part of. This set him on a path of serious study of the connection Black Americans had with Africa.

In 1911, Schomburg founded the Negro Society for Historical Research, and in 1922, he was named president of The American Negro Academy. As a collector and researcher of African art, Schomburg amassed a massive collection which was put on display by the New York Public Library’s Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints in 1926. He became the department’s curator and remained so until his death in 1932.

Today, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library boasts more than 10 million items connected to Africa and beyond.

Trump has not built single mile of new border wall since taking office

Trump has not built single mile of new border wall since taking office

All fencing completed since he came to power has simply replaced existing barriers

Colin Drury
Monday 22 July 2019 10:43


It was the controversial campaign promise that Donald Trump built his 2016 electoral success on: to build what he called a “big beautiful wall” on the US border with Mexico.

But, two and half years after he took office, supporters – who were so enamoured by the idea, they regularly chanted in favour of the structure – may be forgiven for wondering where exactly it is.

Now, it has emerged that not a single new stretch of border wall has been built since Mr Trump took office in January 2017.

A statement released by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency confirmed the 51 miles of fencing completed since Mr Trump took power has simply replaced barriers that already existed.

No original wall or fencing has been created in areas that previously did not have any, it said.

That is despite the fact that a total of 205 miles of both new and replacement wall and fencing has already been budgeted for since Mr Trump took office – including via the Treasury Forfeiture Fund which the president redirected through controversial executive action in February.
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Another official blamed Democrats for obstructing progress. He told the newspaper: “The wall projects are moving along as quickly as practicably possible given the unprecedented obstruction from Democrat lawmakers to protect and prolong open borders.”

Yet it seems the lack of progress will not deter Mr Trump from making the wall a central part of his 2020 election campaign.


The Trump administration was sued for taking $6.6bn from the military and other departments to be used for building the border wall after Congress refused to grant the president the money he had requested.
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