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TGIF: Hand Turns Liquid Into Ice

July 25, 2014

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TGIF:  Hand Turns Liquid Into Ice


You've heard of turning water into wine, but how about liquid into ice -- with your very own hand?

Think it's impossible?  Oh yes, it is possible.  Check out the video below to find out how as we enjoy these dog days of summer.


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Jackson Family To Star In Reality Show

July 24, 2014

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Jackson Family To Star In Reality Show


Have you ever been sitting home, watching television and just wishing you could see the Jackson family in a reality TV setting?  Well, you're about to get your chance.

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Now before you get too excited, don't expect to see Janet, Katherine, Joe, or even Tito or the other Jackson brothers.  Various "3rd string" members of Michael Jackson's extended family have signed on to participate in the new reality TV show.

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The 6-episode show, will focus on the life of Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Jermaine Jackson, and her 5 children.  Alejandra had 2 children (Genevieve and Randy Jr.) while in a relationship with Randy Jackson.  She then married Randy's brother Jermaine and gave birth to sons Jaafar and Jermajesty.  The dysfunctional storyline will follow their lives after they were unceremoniously kicked out of the Jackson family compound in Encino, California, following Michael's death 5 years ago.

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"We didn't want it to happen that way," said Jackson daughter Genevieve, who spoke of the huge constraints she was forced to live under as a Jackson family member.

"We were very sheltered," she said. "There (were) a lot of outside people coming in and out of our house. We had to watch what we said."

"People already had a preconceived judgment of us and we weren't speaking," Randy Jr. added. "Now we feel comfortable enough to show how we really are."

The untitled reality show is tentatively set to air November 18th on the Reelz network.  Will you be watching?


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Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination

July 23, 2014

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Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination


President Obama has used the powers of the presidency to protect federal workers and contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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On Monday, the president signed an executive order before a crowd of a few hundred gay rights activists, religious leaders and lawmakers against LGBT discrimination, angering conservatives in the process.

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"In too many states and in too many workplaces, simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can still be a fireable offense," Mr. Obama said. "So I firmly believe that it's time to address this injustice for every American."  He also told LGBT attendees that the "passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause" led to Monday's action, which prompted shouts of "Amen!" from many who were present during the signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

The two-part order also protects transsexuals, banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for companies receiving federal contracts.

Despite soaring support of gay rights among the general public, not everyone is happy with President Obama's use of his executive order.

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Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of the Presbyterian Layman Committee has come out as critical of Mr. Obama's actions. “Clearly nobody is in favor of discrimination, so using that language is intended to stir the pot,” LaBerge said. “The question is how do you hold sincerely held religious beliefs that limit sexual expression to certain relationships and forms in balance with what the government now views as its legitimate role and in defending the rights of a particular group of people. You have a special interest group on both hands, and you have the government clearly favoring one group over another.”

The Family Research Council’s Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg, also took issue with the president. “Religious faith is not simply a matter of intellectual affirmation but of active practice,” Sprigg said. “A religious organization which is denied the power to require its employees to conduct their lives in a way consistent with the teachings of their faith is an organization which is being denied the right to exercise its religion, period. People with deeply held convictions regarding the morality of certain types of sexual behavior should not be bound by the dictates of President Obama’s agenda.”

Since the Bill Clinton presidency, the federal government has banned discrimination against gays and lesbians in federal employment. Broader legislation banning employment discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals passed the Democratically controlled Senate last year, but is still awaiting action from the Republican led House of Representatives.


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NYPD Cop Loses Badge After Chokehold Kills Innocent Man

July 22, 2014

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NYPD Cop Loses Badge After Chokehold Kills Innocent Man


The NYPD cop who put an innocent 300+ pound asthmatic man in an illegal chokehold, causing him to suffocate and die, has been put on administrative leave.

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Officer Daniel Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and gun yesterday after video footage clearly showed him putting a Staten Island, NY man into an illegal chokehold.  Additionally, 4 EMT workers have been suspended without pay for failing to provide oxygen or CPR to the man while on the scene.

Eric Garner, 43, had just broken up a fight and was standing by when police approached him and accused him of stealing and of selling loose cigarettes on the street.  In the video, Garner is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” as officers pounced on him, tackling him to the ground and pushing his face into the cement sidewalk.  Garner stopped speaking and struggling and eventually died.  Cell phone video later showed paramedics arriving on the scene, with Officer Pantaleo in the background laughing and waving lightheartedly at the cameras recording him.


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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released the following statement about Garner’s death:

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Garner, who died yesterday afternoon while being placed in police custody. We have a responsibility to keep every New Yorker safe, and that includes when individuals are in custody of the NYPD. That is a responsibility that Police Commissioner Bratton and I take very seriously. We are harnessing all resources available to the City to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the circumstances of this tragic incident.”

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The NYPD use of force guidelines from 2013’s NYPD Patrol Guide clearly state that, “Members of the New York City Police Department will NOT use chokeholds. A chokehold shall include, but is not limited to, any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.” Pantaleo, an 8-year veteran of the department, clearly violated the NYPD rule. He and his partner have been placed on “desk duty” while Internal Affairs looks into the incident.

But is that enough?  Is desk duty sufficient punishment for a police officer caught on camera blatantly breaking the rules and using deadly force to kill an innocent man?  Or should this officer be behind bars?


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Who's Responsible For The Downing Of Malaysia Airlines FL17?

July 21, 2014

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Who's Responsible For The Downing Of Malaysia Airlines FL17?


Last week's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which killed all 298 passengers onboard, including 1 American citizen, has left many unanswered questions.  Perhaps the most important question is: Who's responsible?


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A SA-11 surface-to-air missile was used to shoot down the Malaysia Boeing 777, which was carrying several important AIDS researchers and an Indiana University doctoral student. Also known as a Buk, the missile was first built by the Soviet Union and is capable of downing a jet traveling up to 70,000 feet. According to a U.S. intelligence official,  several missile systems were provided to Russian separatists by the Russian government within the last week or so, although it was unclear when the rebels were trained to operate them.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk believes the tragedy will finally expose Russian President Vladimir Putin's hand behind the violence.

"The Russians have done it now," he said.

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"It seems like Putin was for the first time caught red-handed and that this horrible tragedy could become a real game-changer for the conflict in eastern Ukraine," added Lilia Shevtsova, a senior researcher with Moscow Carnegie Center.

To date, Putin has denied any involvement, instead blaming Ukraine's offensive against the separatists as the cause of the tragedy.

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