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A warning, a gun sale and tragic consequences


By:  @randy, 6 days ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 5 days ago

  Despite a mother’s plea, her mentally ill daughter was sold a firearm. Here’s why she sued. In Wellington, Mo. She called the police. Then ATF. After that, the FBI. Janet Delana was desperate to stop her mentally ill adult daughter from buying another handgun. Finally, Delana called the gun shop a few miles from her home, the one that had sold her daughter a black Hi-Point pistol a month earlier when her last disability check had arrived. Above: Janet... 
 
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After decades of dazzling tricks, a magician reaches his final act


By:  @sixpick, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @sixpick, 3 months ago

Armella Leung for STAT   By Bob Tedeschi @bobtedeschi January 3, 2017   The man was 64 and he was dying of lung disease and this was his place: a stretch of concrete laid at the foot of an empty storefront and a bodega in Portland, Ore.   If you’d walked down NW 3rd Avenue 18 months ago, you might have noticed him on the sidewalk, most likely wrapped beneath blankets that were cleaner than those shrouding other homeless people in the area. It’s... 
 
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Sarah Palin To Give Trump Daily Unintelligence Briefings


By:  @krishna, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 months ago

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Donald Trump transition team has another staffing announcement. In response to criticisms that he’s been skipping meetings with intelligence officials most of the week, preferring instead to have Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence attend them, Trump has agreed to receive classified information vital to our country’s national security every day. The briefings will come from former Vice-Presidential candidate and half-term Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. “I’m... 
 
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Minnesota tattooing project helps vets confront pain


By:  @community, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 months ago

ROCHESTER - Artist Misty Chastain is in the shop a little early on a recent Sunday to prepare. Iraq war veteran Derrick Brooks is there, too. They are an unusual pair who’ve come together as founders of an organization called Warrior Ink. The aim of their project is to pair her artistry with the needle with his skills as a listener to help veterans confront the wounds of war. They are believers in what is loosely called ink therapy, a Zen-like healing combination of endorphins and... 
 
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Melania Trump Is Very Upset By People Who Bully Others On The Internet


By:  @community, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 5 months ago

Melania Trump returned from political exile on Thursday by making a rather eyebrow-raising claim: as first lady, she would combat bullying. That anti-bullying campaign, however, likely wouldn’t extend to her husband. “Our culture has gotten too mean and too violent,” the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a crowd here in the suburbs of Philadelphia. “It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that... 
 
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I Used to Be a Human Being


By:  @community, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 6 months ago

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in the front of the room gamely held a basket in front of her, beaming beneficently, like a priest with a collection plate. I duly surrendered my little device, only to feel a sudden pang of panic on my way back to my seat. If it hadn’t been for everyone staring at me, I might have turned around immediately and asked for it back. But I didn’t. I... 
 
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Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy (Studio version)


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @arkansashermit, 7 months ago

Why in this particular forum you ask?   [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="0vo23H9J8o8"]     ...'cause this is my temple, and my place of peace. Sitting as I am now by the campfire in all of nature, listening to SRV, I am in in the presence of sacredness. :~)  
 
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How to Disarm an Armed Man with a Glass of Wine


By:  @ambivalent, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @sixpick, 7 months ago

 
 
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Former Playboy model Pamela Anderson urges people to stop watching porn


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months ago

Pamela Anderson has detailed the dangers of pornography in a lengthy and impassioned column. The 49-year-old actress, who herself was an unwilling porn participant when a sex tape starring her and then-husband Tommy Lee was leaked in 1995, has teamed up with rabbi counsellor Shmuley Boteach to pen a column for the Wall Street Journal . In the column, Boteach and former Playboy model Anderson encourage people to stop watching explicit material for fear of ruining their relationships.... 
 
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MY TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2016


By:  @1stwarrior, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @marine24, 7 months ago

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.  If you want to get “down and dirty” this would be the place to let your hair down.    I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, family and work.   I would like to... 
 
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Leaving for awhile.


By:  @community, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @nowhere-man, 7 months ago

I screwed up, again. This time on the thread of Hillary refusing the endorsement of the FOP. It seems it's become a daily occurrence with me and I am embarrassing myself and the site, both of which are very very painful to me. I plan on stop posting  both as a moderator and a member until such time as my own mental heath is good enough to return. I am truly sorry for those that have posted honest responses and that I have posted unknowingly dis-honest responses, some of which have led other... 
 
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Did internalised homophobia spark Orlando nightclub attack?


By:  @community, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @bobby-nguyen, 9 months ago

By Jasmine Taylor-Coleman BBC News, Washington   Reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and used gay dating apps have led to speculation that he was motivated by internalised homophobia. But what is it, and could it have anything to do with the worst shooting in recent US history? Investigators are still trying to establish what led a 29-year-old security guard from Florida to murder 49 people and injure dozens more... 
 
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10 Things You Don't Owe Anyone


By:  @community, 10 months ago
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Latest By:  @badfish, 10 months ago

Not sure how this will work, but, I thought this was REALLY good! [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="pSFP7FV7Z3s"] Sometimes people demand things of us that we can't do...  Maybe this will help us all!   Thanks for coming by!  
 
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By Max Ehrenfreund May 13   American politics always has surprises, but things have been especially unpredictable since President Obama took office. First, few observers were prepared for the tea party movement, which ousted several veteran GOP  lawmakers, replaced them with more radically conservative newcomers, and helped the Republican Party win control of the House of Representatives in 2010.   "That left a lot of analysts slack-jawed, wondering: What was this latent... 
 
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By Nathaniel P. Morris May 20 at 6:45 PM Nathaniel P. Morris is a student at Harvard Medical School.     In medical school, we take dozens of tests. But I’ll never forget a multiple-choice quiz that I once took on my own. It wasn’t assigned, and I didn’t want anyone to know I was taking it. I locked the door and drew the shades. I changed my browser setting to private on my laptop and clicked away in the dark, answering questions about my sleep and my energy,... 
 
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Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?


By:  @community, 11 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 11 months ago

In the battle to find what causes mental illness, scientists are increasingly looking at genetic factors. For James Longman - whose father killed himself after suffering from schizophrenia - it's a very personal question. I'm often told I look like my dad, that I have his mannerisms and some of his habits. It's something I take pride in. But it's also something that worries me because he had schizophrenia, and when I was nine, he took his own life. After a particularly bad two-week... 
 
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                  A member of the endangered subtype of human, who possesses the unusual abilities to calmly reflect on situations and view the world from others’ perspectives, is reintroduced into the population. According to officials at Cornell University, where for the past 18 years conservation researchers have operated an enclosed sanctuary for humans who are levelheaded and make it a habit to think before they speak, the endangered group is being... 
 
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We don't 'lose' our mothers – the reality is more violent than that


By:  @community, 11 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 11 months ago

Saying goodbye to your mother is a pain we all must face. That doesn’t make it any easier to do. David Ferguson T wo dear friends of mine lost their mothers this month, a high school friend and an old love. I’ve been sitting here trying to write condolence cards to them, but the inadequacy of everything I’m trying to say, especially having lost my own mother 18 months ago , is leaving me stymied. “I’m so sorry you’ve lost your mother,” sounds like they might have left... 
 
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First year firsts.


By:  @community, 11 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 11 months ago

As many know my mother passed away this past New Years Eve. So I faced the first year without wishing her happy new year (it didn't seem appropriate as last words to her). Then this past St Patrick's Day I faced the first of her birthdays without her. She was named Pat because of being born that day and I called her every year. In a few more weeks Mother's Day will be coming up and advertisers are already selling trinkets and jewelry and such and I don't blame them. They have a lot of... 
 
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Snakes on a plane ? Worse , drunk women .


By:  @petey-coober, last year
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, last year

LINK : https://gma.yahoo.com/video/women-caught-mid-air-brawl-112611253.html Women Caught in Mid-Air Brawl Suing Spirit Airlines by ABC News Videos 1:53 mins The three women claim Spirit Airlines over-served the other passengers which led to a dispute. [Chick fights : This is more fun than action at your typical roller rink !]  
 
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US Veteran Sets Self on Fire Outside VA Clinic


By:  @community, last year
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Latest By:  @community, last year

By Neal Colgrass , Newser Staff Posted Mar 28, 2016 6:45 PM CDT   Charles Richard Ingram III died that day.   (Newser) – A veteran of the US Navy walked nine miles to a Veterans Affairs clinic in New Jersey earlier this month, poured gasoline on himself, and set himself ablaze. Charles Richard Ingram III, 51, died later on March 19 at a burn center in Philadelphia. "Gasoline burns extremely hot, so how he survived the short time that he did was in my opinion a... 
 
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Psychologists know that die-hard supporters of an idea aren’t usually swayed by the facts. That’s why prevention is better than cure.         A potential Donald Trump presidency terrifies people worldwide. His racism , bullying , and enthusiasm for violence are a great concern for onlookers.   But we see a positive in Trump’s candidacy: we can improve our critical thinking by using him as an example of how people spread misinformation.   And there is... 
 
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Women are thinkers


By:  @petey-coober, last year
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Latest By:  @community, last year

Russel Peters -Women are thinkers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOAjXSZJ1o  
 
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Source               Police arrested a 28-year-old Florida man because he was calling 911 out of boredom, authorities say. DeLand Police say Michael Gilman called 911 at least six times in one day, including five times in a five-hour time span, to save himself from monotony. They say he discussed random topics such as his eligibility to vote, being “poor,” as well as Adolf Hitler on the calls. At around 1 a.m. on Saturday, police arrived to... 
 
hal-a-lujah
Source   In each instance, the story is similar. A taxi driver in north-east Japan picks up a passenger in an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He starts the meter and asks for the destination, to which the customer gives a strange response. Either then, or sometime later, the driver turns around to address the man or woman - but the passenger has vanished. This is because, it is claimed, it was a 'ghost passenger' who was, in fact, killed... 
 
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