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  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    I'll bite and say that yes pot does make you paranoid, but the trace amount in his system doesn't prove that he was high at the time, pot stays in your system a long time that's what sucks about it if a potential job drug tests lol. But let's say he was slightly stoned and paranoid, how would you react if you thought someone was following you? And the people who say, well why didn't he go home, would you lead someone you thought was following you directly to your house?? So he clearly panicked and punched Zimmerman and somehow Zimmerman hit the back of his head on the pavement, but the medical examiner testified the injuries were far from life threatening and relatively minor. George thought he was a tough guy until Martin showed him that he wasn't and instead of copping a beating at the most, a bloody nose and scraped head weren't consistent with potentially life threatening injuries, he decided to murder a teenager to save his own wounded pride.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    The GZ trial was one of the grossest miscarriages of justice in American history. It was stained with racism and prejudice, and the ignorance of the racist among us

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    The amount of children injured in gun accidents is miniscule. The majority of "children" injured by guns are the under 18 gang bangers, as well as their victims, in the inner cities. Firearms are used for a far greater amount of good than bad.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    Actually I know first hand and from friends accounts that marijuana will cause mood swings. From total relaxation to total anger.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    You should be embarrassed by the b s you've spewed in your comment.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    ...people kill people.

    Of course, far too many adult-type people leave their non-killing guns lying around, for, f'rinstance, children-type people to kill other children-type people with...but hey.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    Marijuana does NOT cause one to be violent! It does exactly the opposite. The most common side effect of marijuana is relaxation, not aggression. Alcohol commonly causes people to become angry or increase their anger, NOT marijuana. You show your ignorance with that statement. Zimmerman has a history of violence even against Police Officers. Again, he did not follow Police Officers directions to let them handle the situation. If he ever did attend Anger Management classes, they certainly weren't effective. Someone who is ordered to attend Anger Management Classes has a problem with managing his anger. Zimmerman's statements always accuse the victim of doing what he's done, typical of a perpetrator. He never should have been allowed to own a handgun in view of his past history of violence. Another one who fell through the cracks because of a lack of a background check. Zimmerman continues to be a violent "wanna be" authority figure and for you to ignore his history and recent history makes me wonder if you might not have the same mindset as Zimmerman, that of a predator.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 5 days ago

    This a is a failure of our system of justice mislabeled as progress & justified by ALEC sycophants as moving the guns laws forward

  • Approval of New Chemical-Resistant GMOs Likely to Prompt Pesticide Escalation   4 years 6 days ago

    When you stated that " 64% of Brits want to plant GM", I stopped reading your dumb comment. lol Listen dummy, I live in the UK and there's no way Brit's want GM planted over here lol Seriously, don't know where you got that number; must have come from that other dumb person of Owen Patterson who said that. lol In fact, all polls show that 80% of Brits want all meat which come from animal fed on GM labeled and even 60% of all UK farmers don't want the introduction of GM crops in the country. Man, go be dumb, misinformed and ignorant about this subject.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 6 days ago

    Thank you for sharing your opinions, despite the evidence contrary to them. The call timeline was directly from the original dispatch documents that record the exact times the calls at issue began and ended. As for your other claims, the evidence contradicts them.

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 6 days ago

    The author...neglects to note that the most common side effect of marijuana use is anxiety and panic."

    No, the author simply didn't mention that some unnamed writer in Harvard Mental Health Letters made that claim.

    Between 20 and 30 percent of recreational users experience intense anxiety and/or panic attacks after smoking cannabis." – 'Medical Marijuana and the Mind', Harvard Mental Health Letter, April 2010

    Really? Suppose you smoke some pot and it has exactly the effect you wanted and expected: you feel mellow. Maybe you get the munchies. You'll grab your phone and call some researcher to report it, and say you didn't experience any anxiety or panic. Sure you will.

  • Failing Up to the Fed, A Reporters' Guide to the Paper Trail Surrounding Larry Summers   4 years 6 days ago

    Any report on Lawrence Summers should include that he is on the board of The Broad Foundation promoting corporate eduction reform.

    http://tinyurl.com/mhsx3uk

  • ALECexposed: George Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents)   4 years 6 days ago

    For all the extensive investigation this reporter did into Zimmerman's past, the story repeats common errors in the timeline based on the nearly 2 minute difference between the start of the dispatch call and the first entry in the dispatcher's log.

    Using the correct times, there were 2-1/2 minutes between the end of the dispatch call and the connection of Jenna Lauer's 911 call, and 4-1/2 minutes between the time Zimmerman said "he's running" until the first 911 call. Also Jeantel's phone call to Trayvon terminated a full two minutes after Zimmerman ended his call to dispatch - during which Trayvon was apparently seeking out Zimmerman to give him the "whoop-ass" which Jeantel admitted he did, spurred on by Jeantel's suggestions that the "creepy ass-cracker" was a homosexual pervert.

    The author notes that Zimmerman's past behavior was disallowed in the trial, but fails to note that Trayvon's much more recent past behavior was similarly disallowed, and the THC evidence was admissible because it was part of the autopsy.

    The author also pretends that pot is a benign drug and neglects to note that the most common side effect of marijuana use is anxiety and panic. "Between 20 and 30 percent of recreational users experience intense anxiety and/or panic attacks after smoking cannabis." – "Medical Marijuana and the Mind", Harvard Mental Health Letter, April 2010

    The author gives the most biased slant to Zimmerman's very few and distant past run-ins with the law, when a different reading of the same facts could just as easily show that the allegations were as questionable as the recent claim by Shellie Zimmerman of gun-wielding domestic violence which she and her father are refusing to file charges for since there was no evidence to support them.

    In fact, Veronica Zuazo, the woman who took out the 2005 restraining order, testified to the FBI in 2012 that Zimmerman was “the last person” she would expect to be involved in a shooting incident, explaining that he “was not the type of person to place himself in a physical confrontation.”

    Finally, the author fails to mention that the reason the Martin family - oddly re-united after a 14-year divorce - is NOT filing a civil suit against Zimmerman is because Trayvon's recent criminal history would be revealed, as well perhaps as the broken and adulterous Martin family history which seems to have contributed to Trayvon's downward spiral into trouble and violence.

  • The Other NRA: How the Insidiously Powerful Restaurant Lobby Makes Sure Fast-Food Workers Get Poverty Wages and Have to Work While Sick   4 years 1 week ago

    How about the people that work in retail some like family dollar. when i started at family dollar i was getting $7.25 an hour and four months later i got a $0.10 rise because the store i work at had inventor check and the store made it to what the store inventor was passed so every hourly worker got that $0.10 rise. However the manager got a big bonus in his pay and that was a ext. $200.00 on top of his reg. pay. i may not be that smart but it seems to me that the high up people get the good pays,even the asst.managers only got that $0.10 rise.

  • FDA Lab Analysis Puts the Heat on E-Cigarettes   4 years 1 week ago

    Boy you hit on the nose about government interference. It always comes down to the almighty dollar.

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   4 years 1 week ago

    Don't insult liberal welfare mothers. They are actual workers that are paid poverty wages so that the wealthy elite like the Koch Bros. and the Walmart heirs, the Waldons, can have even more unearned money.

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   4 years 1 week ago

    North Carolina is starting to get raked over now. Citizens need to stand together and prevent this corruption wherever it pops up.

  • This Is Going to Hurt: What Your Doctor Doesn't Say Can Cost You   4 years 1 week ago

    There in lies the problem. Doctors will use different codes to charge whatever they want. I went to the emergency room because I hurt my finger. The doctor that saw me was in the room for less than 2 minutes, and they billed $1605.00. Are you F*%#ing kidding me ??? I thought it was a mistake. When I called the insurance company, they said it was perfectly legal for them to classify it as a surgery. WHAT??? What planet am I on? Unbelievable. This is exactly why we are in the mess we are in. Anytime there is an opportunity to take advantage of the system, only a few can walk away honestly. The system needs to be changed.

  • Keystone Academy: Where Legislators Learn the Etiquette of Serving Special Interests   4 years 1 week ago

    Most helpful would be a list of the legislators who went on this junket so efforts could be made to hold them responsible.

  • Mad Cow USA   4 years 1 week ago

    My mother presented symptoms 5 years prior to her death from sCJD in 2013. Please read the very recent story of Ritchii Kara, 28, of Rye Close, Saltdean, he has been experiencing symtoms of vCJD for the last 4 years. http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/10631032.Doctors_tell_28_year_old_Saltdean_vegetarian_he_has_just_months_to_live_after_contracting_CJD/ What the history of CJD tell us is that there is no rule, it varies a lot. There has been one case that the person died 16 years after being diagnosed...One of the individuals infected by blood transfusion, died 5 years after infection...

  • How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf   4 years 1 week ago

    oh yes, we definitly trust you, mr Anonymous.

  • "Welcome Home, War!": Pennsylvania and the Marcellus Shale   4 years 1 week ago

    We're now left with the fruition of Hyek and von Mises Reaganomics. The state is the instrument of big capital. Big capital is commoditizing the whole planet, and outer space, for profit. Like a boa constrictor slowly strangling its victim to death, we the people are helpless in the lethal embrace of military-backed big capital.

    A public takeover is the rise of democratic institutions independently of big capital or of the threat of force.

    A public takeover requires citizen participation in more than biannually casting a ballot at the voting booth.

    Self-government requires a commitment to self-government. Then the public has government by consent of the governed, as opposed to government by consent of big capital.

    Public takeover: it's up to us, not them. We can beat the greedy thugs if we organize.

  • Failing Up to the Fed, A Reporters' Guide to the Paper Trail Surrounding Larry Summers   4 years 1 week ago

    In the shadows, between 2000-2008, the OTC derivatives market grew from $95.2 trillion to $672.6 trillion, notational value. When the dark market deals started to go sour, the impact was felt around the world. The man who was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as part of the “Committee to Save the World” with Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan in 1999, instead helped bring it to its knees.

    http://fourneaubruleurdegraissez.fr/

  • Koch Industries Exposed for Bribery, Secret Iran Sales and More   4 years 2 weeks ago

    koch should always be pronounced with a short "o".

  • Wisconsin Bill Would Treat Organic Milk, Sharp Cheddar, Brown Eggs as "Junk Food"   4 years 2 weeks ago

    You say Type 1 Diabetes isn't your fault. I'm so sick of that excuse. Type 2 Diabetes and other illnesses are not always diet and exercise related. By the way, no one is perfect. Are you saying you are perfect? Protected sex, not drinking (not even an ounce of alcohol), not one puff on a cigarette, not one experiment of any illicit drugs, always followed doctors orders to the letter?

    Everyone in America has it is your fault. That is why no one runs for the cure for lung cancer only breast cancer. It's great that you are self-sufficient but shit happens and one day you may be knocked off your high horse and need some assistance. That's not a lack of self-respect. Do you go to college and get federal backed student loans or your parents get PLUS loans? Do you return your tax refund to the taxpayers? Are you claiming middle class and small business welfare? Welfare is welfare.