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Via Daily Kos:1. When your SUV pulled up alongside Mike Brown and Dorian Johnson as they were walking along Canfield Drive, did you tell them to "get the f**k on the sidewalk?"
2. When you pulled away from Brown and Johnson on Canfield Drive, why exactly did you decide to put your SUV in reverse to confront them again? Your chief says you did not know about the earlier convenience store incident where it is alleged Mike Brown stole some cigars. Was it to express your anger that they didn’t obey your earlier command to “get the f**k on the sidewalk?”
3. Four eyewitnesses report seeing and hearing your tires screech as you violently put your SUV in reverse on Canfield Drive, nearly hitting Brown and Johnson. Why did you reverse in such a reckless and provocative manner?
4. When you arrived back at where Brown and Johnson stood, if you did not know about the store incident, why exactly did you open your door to confront them? Did you intend to arrest them for jaywalking?
5. Precisely how far away was your door from Brown and Johnson when you flung it open?
6. Did you believe Brown or Johnson were armed at any point during your confrontation?
7. Reports have surfaced that you told federal investigators that you were repeatedly punched and scratched by Brown through your SUV window. Why did you not see the medic who arrived on the crime scene? Why do no photos or videos or eyewitness reports from the scene have evidence of even a shadow of an injury, or you touching or favoring any injury?
8. It’s been reported that you claim that Brown “went for, or lunged for,” your gun. Was this when the gun was within inches of his face before you fired two shots at him through your window and hit him with one?
9. After you shot Brown through your window, he fled over 100 feet away from your SUV. Did you still feel threatened while you chased him down Canfield Drive with your gun drawn and firing, according to witnesses, at least six shots?
10. Six eyewitnesses saw you fire multiple shots at the back of Brown while he fled down Canfield Drive. Was it your intention to arrest or kill him with those shots?
11. When you fired your eighth shot of the day, four eyewitnesses said they saw Brown’s body jerk before he turned around to surrender to you. Did you believe you hit him again, for the second time, with your eighth shot?
12. Six eyewitnesses say that they saw Brown turn around and physically and verbally surrender to you. How did you interpret those actions?
13. Before you fired the two fatal shots into Brown’s eye and the crown of his head, as he was falling down, you had shot him a total of four times already. Did you still believe him to be a threat to you at that point?
14. No record exists of you ever radioing in for backup or support at any time. Did you use your cell phone to call for backup? Who else did you call and why?
15. Who first told you not to create a report after you shot and killed Brown, and what reason did they give you for such a request?

Via Daily Kos:

1. When your SUV pulled up alongside Mike Brown and Dorian Johnson as they were walking along Canfield Drive, did you tell them to "get the f**k on the sidewalk?"

2. When you pulled away from Brown and Johnson on Canfield Drive, why exactly did you decide to put your SUV in reverse to confront them again? Your chief says you did not know about the earlier convenience store incident where it is alleged Mike Brown stole some cigars. Was it to express your anger that they didn’t obey your earlier command to “get the f**k on the sidewalk?”

3. Four eyewitnesses report seeing and hearing your tires screech as you violently put your SUV in reverse on Canfield Drive, nearly hitting Brown and Johnson. Why did you reverse in such a reckless and provocative manner?

4. When you arrived back at where Brown and Johnson stood, if you did not know about the store incident, why exactly did you open your door to confront them? Did you intend to arrest them for jaywalking?

5. Precisely how far away was your door from Brown and Johnson when you flung it open?

6. Did you believe Brown or Johnson were armed at any point during your confrontation?

7. Reports have surfaced that you told federal investigators that you were repeatedly punched and scratched by Brown through your SUV window. Why did you not see the medic who arrived on the crime scene? Why do no photos or videos or eyewitness reports from the scene have evidence of even a shadow of an injury, or you touching or favoring any injury?

8. It’s been reported that you claim that Brown “went for, or lunged for,” your gun. Was this when the gun was within inches of his face before you fired two shots at him through your window and hit him with one?

9. After you shot Brown through your window, he fled over 100 feet away from your SUV. Did you still feel threatened while you chased him down Canfield Drive with your gun drawn and firing, according to witnesses, at least six shots?

10. Six eyewitnesses saw you fire multiple shots at the back of Brown while he fled down Canfield Drive. Was it your intention to arrest or kill him with those shots?

11. When you fired your eighth shot of the day, four eyewitnesses said they saw Brown’s body jerk before he turned around to surrender to you. Did you believe you hit him again, for the second time, with your eighth shot?

12. Six eyewitnesses say that they saw Brown turn around and physically and verbally surrender to you. How did you interpret those actions?

13. Before you fired the two fatal shots into Brown’s eye and the crown of his head, as he was falling down, you had shot him a total of four times already. Did you still believe him to be a threat to you at that point?

14. No record exists of you ever radioing in for backup or support at any time. Did you use your cell phone to call for backup? Who else did you call and why?

15. Who first told you not to create a report after you shot and killed Brown, and what reason did they give you for such a request?

Rare albino deer “bagged.” And by bagged, I mean killed. Which I find to be sad.

This isn’t an anti-hunting rant.

And I don’t blame the kid. But this makes me sad. Even more so, this comment:

"Gavin will have a large trophy to remind him of his hunting success. The family is having a taxidermist create a full-body mount of the deer.

"It’s too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done."

Or - and here’s an idea - you realize it’s “too rare and too pretty” to be killed and you let it live.

I repeat: This isn’t an anti-hunting rant. There’s a difference between cheerleaders who go to Africa and kill rare beasts and everyday sportsmen. Even if I don’t choose to hunt, I see that.

But this feels different to me.

I’m just saying - how great would it have been… what a great lesson in realizing some things are worth preserving… if this thing that had been deemed “too rare and too pretty” had also been allowed to live.

I’ve never seen an albino deer.

Now I have.

And it’s dead.

Can’t say I’m cheering about this.

- Steve

P.S. Open for discussion but I repeat… I would prefer if the comments were not cruel to child.

For more:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/21/boy-hunter-bags-rare-albino-deer/17652845/

Blocked from Facebook: Day 2 of being censored

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Facebook has decided to block me - they say for 72 hours but who knows?

Censorship, for a post comparing the coddling of the “Pumpkinfest” rioters with how the media treated #FergusonOctober.

You can help by tumbling this post forward and, if you don’t mind, going to the “mission statement” post I somehow got up in time:

https://www.facebook.com/TheMarmelPage/posts/1007442635949476?comment_id=1007443502616056&reply_comment_id=1007571445936595&offset=0&total_comments=512&notif_t=feed_comment

It started because I had the gall to post this:
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I’m going to take this negative and make a positive.  Find like minded people who think it’s ridiculous that I got blocked by the same site that constantly has pages that threaten the President and don’t pull that down because it doesn’t cross “community standards.”

RIDICULOUS.

You can also find me on twitter at Http://twitter.com/Marmel because… I don’t know that I believe FB is going to ever unblock me.  And if they don’t, I don’t trust it to not happen again.

We’ll see.

In the meantime, I appreciate your help.

- Steve

Calm down and focus.

Calm down and focus.

If you say there’s “no difference” between political parties, you’re either a liar or a quitter. Be neither.

"There’s no difference between the two parties!"

You’ve seen it on Facebook. And twitter. On Tumblr. All over the place. Usually by “libertarians” who - if you dig further into their likes - it’s all Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Paul Ryan.

You know… conservatives embarrassed to call themselves conservatives.

Here’s the thing: I believe “there’s no difference between the two parties” is a coordinated effort to disillusion the democrat vote. And I think after six years of a constant conservative negative drumbeat, it’s working. It is exhausting, after all.

Is Obama the perfect candidate? Did he deliver everything he promised? Is the world super awesome? No. It is not.

But what are the alternatives? President McCain or Romney? Can you imagine what the Supreme Court would look like today? What health care would look like today? What marriage equality would look like today?

We would be living in the Christian equivalent of a Muslim theocracy. Is that what you want?

Because every person who says “I’m not voting, there’s no difference,” is handing a vote to someone who is saying “I want to roll back everything. Your rights. Social security. Work place protections. Air quality. Healthcare.”

ALL OF IT.

We need to stop being so precious with what we expect in leaders and administrations and we need to start looking at the long haul.

Don’t like drones? Me neither. Don’t like having to fight for “Net Neutrality?” Me neither.

Do you like the idea of those fights being the least of your worries?

The GOP has been whittling away at Voting Rights and Campaign finance for years and guess what? Now, 2014 and 2016 are going to be a bare-knuckle brawl for the rest of this decade.

Ideologues smell blood in this election. And laziness could let them land a death blow.

Nobody wants to live in a world where they have to “hold their nose and vote.” I get it. But you know what? I’d rather hold my nose on the first Tuesday in November than do it for the rest of my life.

I am not as progressive as some of you. I get that. And I am not discounting disappointment, fury and frustration.

All I ask is that you think on this: Do you truly believe you’re going to get the country you want if it’s set back 150 years in 2014 or 2016?

Or do you think you’ll be setting EVERYONE back, and it will be another 150 years before we get back to what we had just one generation ago?

"Both parties are the same."

No, they aren’t. And if you push that, you’re pushing a falsehood for a reason. If you buy it, you’re buying a falsehood because you’re tired of fighting.

And we’re all going to get the government we allow - and by extension deserve - if we don’t get out the vote.

16 days. Mark your calendar.

The next time somebody tells you there’s no differences between the parties…
Think about the Supreme Court, and all the damage they’ve done.
Presidents pick the supreme court.  People like Scalia and Thomas.
And the Supreme Court does things like Citizens United, and gutting the voting rights acts.  And women, kiss your personal freedoms goodbye.If you think healthcare and gay marriage will survive an even more right leaning court, you are deluding yourself.
So… do you want to live in the corporatist theocracy that box-shaped monster Scalia wants?  Then by all means, disillusioned Democrat, stay home.
Because if the GOP gets to replace their terrible justices with more terrible justices… AND get to replace Ruth Ginsburgh…
…you can kiss decades of progress goodbye without ever seeing the chance to fix it in your lifetime.
Your call.
It’s time to stop complaining about how “person A” isn’t everything you wanted and realize what the stakes are here.
And GET OUT AND VOTE.
- SteveHttp://Facebook.com/TheMarmelPageTwitter: @Marmel

The next time somebody tells you there’s no differences between the parties…

Think about the Supreme Court, and all the damage they’ve done.

Presidents pick the supreme court.  People like Scalia and Thomas.

And the Supreme Court does things like Citizens United, and gutting the voting rights acts.  And women, kiss your personal freedoms goodbye.

If you think healthcare and gay marriage will survive an even more right leaning court, you are deluding yourself.

So… do you want to live in the corporatist theocracy that box-shaped monster Scalia wants?  Then by all means, disillusioned Democrat, stay home.

Because if the GOP gets to replace their terrible justices with more terrible justices… AND get to replace Ruth Ginsburgh…

…you can kiss decades of progress goodbye without ever seeing the chance to fix it in your lifetime.

Your call.

It’s time to stop complaining about how “person A” isn’t everything you wanted and realize what the stakes are here.

And GET OUT AND VOTE.

- Steve
Http://Facebook.com/TheMarmelPage
Twitter: @Marmel

Priorities

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Rand Paul contradicts actual doctors who didn’t self-certify on a topic he knows nothing of. Sort of like him doing a commercial for hair-club for men.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/rand-paul-ebola-incredibly_n_5999944.html?utm_hp_ref=politics+…"CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.His comments directly conflict with statements from world health authorities who have dealt with Ebola outbreaks since 1976.”
Rand Paul contradicts actual doctors who didn’t self-certify on a topic he knows nothing of. 

Sort of like him doing a commercial for hair-club for men.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/rand-paul-ebola-incredibly_n_5999944.html?utm_hp_ref=politics+…

"CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.

His comments directly conflict with statements from world health authorities who have dealt with Ebola outbreaks since 1976.”
.@GovernorPerry Awol during #Ebola 

#WheresRicko?
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