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At least 14 killed and 50 wounded at a Midnight Movie Screening of Batman, “Dark Knight Rises”, in Aurora Colorado


An armed gunman, approximately 6’tall, kicked in an emergency exit door and threw a smoke bomb into the darken movie theater before opening fire. He was wearing a bulletproof vest, in riot gear and helmet, completely covered in all black with goggles, holding a shotgun.

The gunman was seen setting off a smoke bomb before slowly making his way upstairs and randomly targeting people in the theater.

One man reported that there was confusion in the theater when the shooting began because many believed the sound of gunfire was coming from the movie. All of a sudden he looked around and saw people running and screaming and realized the gunshots were coming from inside the theater.

When the shots ended, at least 14 people were killed and 50 more wounded as the gunman opened fire during a midnight screening of a new Batman Premiere of “Dark Knight Rises” at the Century Aurora 16 Town Center theatres located at 14200 East Alameda Ave, Aurora, Colorado.

Of the wounded, at least 20 were treated at the University of Colorado Hospital. All of the wounded suffered from gunshot wounds, which ranged from minor to critical, “They’re arriving by police, by ambulance and some are walking in said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery.

The gunman, a Caucasian male whose identity has not been released, was apprehended by police without gunfire or resistance, in a rear parking lot of the theater, according to Frank Fania, a police spokesman.

The police also seized a rifle and handgun from the suspect and another gun was found in the theater. According to the police, the gunman acted alone.

This is a fluid situation and will be updated as soon as possible.

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July 20, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YOUR VOTE Is Your Voice . . . And . . . YOUR VOICE is Your Vote . . . 2012 Series

What do you really know about the candidates that are running for president? Let’s take one at a time, starting with Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney Interview with Jim Acosta (July 13, 2012)

Let’s read some of the quotes that Mitt Romney is famous for:

“I should tell my story. I’m unemployed.”– Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million.

“I like being able to fire people who provides services to me.” – Mitt Romney, using an unfortunate choice of words while advocating for consumer choice in health insurance plans.

“I’m not concerned about the poor. We have a safety net there.” – Mitt Romney

“I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” – Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year, according to his personal financial disclosure.

Let’s take a look at Mitt Romney’s 2012 Economic Plan:

Romney’s plan is to get the government out of business, because only the private sector has the economic muscle to create the millions of jobs needed. (This sounds like political demagoguery!) What specifically will he do? Let’s see the rough draft in black and white?

Romney also proposes lowering personal, investment and corporate taxes. (How exactly would he lower the taxes?) Show the public his plan, so that the public has time to review it and decide if he is worthy of their vote!

To offset the revenue loss, Romney wants to reduce non-defense government spending by cutting regulations and government departments.(What particular departments is Romney referring too? Spell it out, so that the public is clear on what departments will be downsized, outsource or eliminated altogether.)

Romney is also in favor of returning some of the federal power to the state level.

As you can see, all these vague statements are meaningless without qualifying explanations to substantiate the demagoguery that is being spewed at the public in pep-rally fashion. You walk away feeling elated until someone ask you, “Exactly how will Mitt Romney turn this economy around and get this country on the right track?”

Mitt Romney wants you to believe that he has your best interest and the interest of the country at heart, but he’s hedging his bet and his money in a bank overseas, but don’t worry, if all else fails, he’ll outsource America.

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July 19, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

George Zimmerman released to his sweet life as his wife, Shellie refers to his “slush fund!”



The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case has some eerie semblance of the Casey Anthony case. From the very beginning, Anthony made a mockery of the Justice System, including the jurors [referring to them as dumb and dumber] then laughs about how she fooled them.

George Zimmerman and his wife is laughing at the mockery they’re making out of all the people who continue to fund his “slush fund,” indicating that he has more money now than he has ever had in his life.

Conversation between George and Shellie Zimmerman:

SHELLIE: after this, we go over, you’re gonna be able to just,
have a great life.
ZIMMERMAN: yeah! We will you’re
ZIMMERMAN: I’m (inaudible) excited.
SHELLIE: yeah, you should be.

They also discussed Zimmerman getting out on bail, and how to keep him from the press. The Sentinel reports that his choice of words was not ideal:

… “Well, I have my hoodie,” he says, a possible joke, referring to the hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin wore the night Zimmerman stalked and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on February 26. 2012.

It is painfully clear that George Zimmerman continues to view himself as some kind of hero, rather than the cold bloodied murderer of an unarmed young Black man.

Does this sound like someone who was in fear of his life or someone who understands that before he shot Trayvon Martin, he was unemployed and broke; now he is the “poster child for racial hatred and paranoia thoughts towards Black men” and feels that he shouldn’t be charged because he is White and the young man he shot was Black.

When George Zimmerman returned to court for a second time, it was interesting to see him in his new expensive suit, sat down and immediately began to smile [similar to Casey Anthony’s behavior when she realized that the cameras were on her] and joke with his attorney, as though he already knew the outcome of this hearing.

George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie is playing a lot of people along the way to their “sweet life!” From their attorney all the way down to the sympathetic public who really believes that poor George is getting a bad rap.

I suppose you would be smiling too, if you discovered that your “slush fund” had accumulated more than $300k and counting.

One thing for certain! The overqualified accountant that is responsible for the oversight and disbursement of funds from Zimmerman’s “slush fund” is clueless.

I can only imagine the jokes that George and Shellie are making behind close doors, laughing and joking as they try to decide what they’re going to do with their new-found bounty from the dumb and dumber crowd. “Sounds Familiar, It should!”

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July 6, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Postal Workers begin Hunger Strike to Save Jobs



Desperate time’s calls for desperate measures as 10 current and former postal workers launched more than 3-day hunger strike Monday to protest looming cuts and closures at the U.S. Postal Service.

The postal workers want the Postal Service to delay its July plans to start closing or consolidating 48 mail processing plants. By the end of 2014, when the plan to shrink the postal network is completed, 220 plants will be consolidated or closed and 28,000 jobs will be gone.

The postal workers also want Congress to eliminate a mandate that has been a major financial drag on the service annual $5.5 billion payments to prefund healthcare benefits for future retirees. The workers believe that eliminating the mandate would solve the Postal Service’s financial problems.

Unfortunately the statistician’s that report on the number of unemployed or underemployed is not being truthful to the public. The real number of unemployed workers are close to 70 million people.

Haven’t you wondered why the politicians keep saying that we created 100,000 jobs last month, but you personally can’t tell the difference? Initially when you hear the number 100,000 new jobs, you want to rejoice and say, hooray!

However, when you put that figure in prospective, with respect to the number of unemployed or underemployed workers, it’s only a period at the end of a sentence.

Driving or walking through the neighborhood, the reality of the economy hits you in your gut, when you see so many cars still in their driveway long after 9:00 am and you continue to drive out of your neighborhood and you see so many cars on the road as though they don’t know what else to do or who to turn too.

It is understandable for the postal workers to do all that is humanely possible to save their jobs and jobs of their peers. Unfortunately, the money is just not there nor are any possibilities that monies are coming in the future.

The Postal Service as well as the postal workers is caught in a no-win situation. You could probably debate both sides of the equation and agree with everyone, but in order for a business to survive, they must restructure. Anytime you mention restructure, it really means job cuts.

Good luck to the postal workers as they put on the fight of their life in an effort to preserve their jobs!

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June 26, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , | 1 Comment

Two Trains Collide in Oklahoma: 3 Crewmembers Missing



Two trains collided Sunday near the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Goodwell, sparking a diesel fire and forcing the closure of a stretch of highway. Three people are missing.

The accident happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. on tracks approximately two miles east of Goodwell.

A westbound train consisting of three locomotives and 80 rail cars collided with an eastbound intermodal train consisting of four locomotives and 108 rail cars says Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza.

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June 25, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jerry Sandusky Former Penn State Assistant Coach: Found Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse of Boys


Jerry Sandusky former Penn State assistant coach was “found guilty” of 45 of the 48 counts related to his sexual abuse of boys. He showed no emotion during the reading of the verdict.

Judge John Cleland addressed his comments directly to Sandusky and said “you have been found guilty by a jury of your peers and your sentencing would take place in about 90 days.”

Jerry Sandusky was immediately taken into custody and while he was being escorted out of the courthouse, he managed to wave to his wife, Dottie Sandusky.

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June 23, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Your Gift Will Make Room for You: Ask Miami Heat Player Mario Chalmers


I’m sure doing the 2012 NBA Finals, Mario Chalmers has pondered the question, “when will I get an opportunity to shine?” God requires every person that has a gift to continue to cultivate and perfect your gift and God will open up an opportunity for the world to see you shine.

Bishop Victor T. Curry, D. Min, D. Div., of New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International located at 2300 NW 135th Street in North Miami, FL, often says doing his sermons that “Your Gift Will Make Room for You!” Gift meaning your blessing or craft, whatever you do best.

It’s a simplistic statement that requires deep thought. . . Let’s pause for a moment to ponder that thought!

“Last night in living color, I guess you can say that Mario Chalmers gift was shining for all the world to see, being one of the key Miami Heat players to score 25 points, including the Heat‘s final five points in the game to solidify the game and push the Heat to victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Don’t get me wrong! There were other key players that contributed to the teams’ overall victory, but we need to acknowledge the player or players that are consistently hustling but sometimes get over looked by the media because they’re not in the top 3.

Mario Chalmers, step forward and take a bow, savor in the moment for a minute, then get back in it… the game that is … because we still have one more game . . . to win it… All that is … And bring the Championship back to Miami… So, that we can do what we do best. . . Party!

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June 20, 2012 Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brand or Generic Medicine: Does it Matter? Yes! If You’re in the Hospital


Ask Carrie Scott if brand or generic medicine makes a difference.  Unfortunately, she learned the hard way, and not only did it cost her, a left arm, but also malpractice and punitive damages as a result of choosing generic over brand in the hospital.

From a moral standpoint, the verdict is still out as to, at what juncture did the hospital staff ask her if she wanted brand or generic. Can you remember being admitted to the hospital for any kind of procedure and the staff asks you whether you wanted brand or generic medication?

Chances are, however, everyone that reads this article will be more informed in the future and will request only “brand medication” when going into a healthcare facility.

In 2208,  Carrie Scott , 78, went to  J. Paul Jones Hospital for rectal bleeding and woke up without her  left arm. Days later, she returned home in Camden, Alabama, with only one arm after a nurse administered the “generic form of Phenergan”, which “should be injected into a muscle, by IV, pushed into a vein.”

Carrie Scott, 78, sued the “generic’s manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare,” claiming that the instructions for injecting the drug left room for the hospital’s error, which led to the loss of her left arm to gangrene. “The manufacturer should have warned medical personnel how to properly administer the drug,” says Leila Watson, Scott’s attorney.

 But Scott’s lawsuit and nearly 50 others have been dismissed:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last June that “generic drug makers” cannot be sued under state law for failing to warn patients about a drug’s dangerous side effects as long as their labels follow those of the brand-name counterparts, as required by federal law.

 

That holds true even if a generic maker knows its label hasn’t been updated with newly surfaced safety problems.

Approximately, 76 percent of older Americans take two or more prescription drugs, 80 percent of which are “generic,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.

If Scott had been injected with the brand-name drug, she could have continued in her lawsuit. But it was not the case.

“I wish I had been able to check it out before they gave it to me,” Scott says, (which indicates to me that she was never given a choice between “brand “or “generic”) If I had known the difference, I would have gotten the brand name.

Comment:

I don’t know about you but from this point on ….. Brand medicine all the way for me!!!

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June 18, 2012 Posted by | Court News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supreme Court expected to rule on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in coming days



The court is considering four key questions:

1. Does the law overstep federal authority, particularly with
the “Individual Mandate”

2. Must the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be
scrapped if that key provision is unconstitutional?

3. Are the lawsuits brought by the states and other petitioners
barred under the Anti-Injunction Act?

4 Are states being “coerced” by the federal government to expand
their share of Medical costs and administration, with the risk
of losing that funding if they refuse?

Everything hinges on the mandate, also known as the “minimum coverage” or “must-buy” provision. It is the key funding mechanism – the “affordable” aspect of the Patient and Affordable Care Act – that makes most of the other 450 or so provisions possible.

It would require nearly all Americans to buy some form of health insurance beginning in 2014 or face financial problems. May the federal government, under the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, regulate economic “inactivity”?

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June 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elementary School Principal David Ryan Groover arrested on Drug Charges



David Ryan Groover, 44, principal at Partin Settlement Elementary School in St. Cloud, Florida was arrested on the following drug charges:

Delivery of Methamphetamine

Delivery of GHB-Controlled Substance

 Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of GHB-Controlled Substance

 Possession of Controlled Substance, Stanololol

Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams

 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

David Groover’s neighbors called police complaining of excessive traffic and possible drug activity at the principals’ residence.

On June 15, deputies conducted a sting operation which resulted in Groover selling methamphetamine and GHB at his residence.

At that point, Groover was placed into custody and deputies conducted a search on his residence and discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, GHB and drug paraphernalia. Groover was taken to Osceola County Jail and booked.

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June 16, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments