Friday, June 30, 2017

[Verse 1: Skooly]

My partner stuck behind the wall so he taking work
I found a plug inside the wall so I make it work
I know that’s one hell of a fall if you face it first
So don’t make it worse, try to make it work, take your Perc
We in the club with the Act, we had to sneak out the back
I got your bitch in the back, I’m tryna beat down her back
I feel like a phantom, I hop in the Phantom, the camera it see out the back
She got the goodies like Ciara, she see me counting, it be [?]
You pussy niggas need ER
Oops, I done killed all the DRs
You pussy niggas need tiaras, came a long way from the Miata
I bought my mama a Fiat, it’s good on gas
I’m in the hood on gas

[Hook: 2 Chainz]

Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Chilling at the moment
Winning at the moment
Women at the moment
Who with me at the moment?

Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Chilling at the moment
Winning at the moment
Women at the moment
Who with me at the moment?

[Verse 2:Skooly]

They screaming out Skooly in the bleachers
Might as well call me a teacher
These niggas scared to do features
How much for a feature?
Look, you might just pay him a 40
But that nigga spit like a 40
See you can just give me a ten
I’mma spit like an FN
I promise these niggas ain’t none of my friends
My flow is never gon’ end
I’m in this shit till the end
I never slip up again
Now look, I hope I never acquire the fucking desire to ever go fucking retire
I want this shit here forever
I want them diamonds and bezels
And all of you niggas that didn’t put the effort
Look right back at me and left me
I know you’re gonna regret it
I promise you’re gonna regret it
I come in this bitch like it’s Belly
To take my shit back, hope you ready
And hop in the Jag, and give it some gas
And hand you the gas, you might need a mask

[Hook: 2 Chainz]

Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Chilling at the moment
Winning at the moment
Women at the moment
Who with me at the moment?

Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Gas gas gas gas gas gas
Chilling at the moment
Winning at the moment
Women at the moment
Who with me at the moment?

Think twice about the deconstruction of the Hamilton Dam of the Flint River.

June 27, 2017
by Steve Carmody

A century-old legacy of Flint’s industrial past (click here) is the focus of a major cleanup project this summer.

The Flint River is the main artery flowing through Flint’s industrial heart. For decades, from the late 1800’s and into the 1920’s, a gasification plant located along the river turned coal into much-needed natural gas.

Over time, the coal tar waste produced by the plant ended up in the Flint River, just upstream from the Hamilton Dam. The dam helped contain the coal tar, which sunk deep into the river bed....

The dredging should definitely go forward, but, caution should be instituted when removing dams near or through cities. I never recommend it because we are captured in a climate crisis and dams control water, flooding and save lives.

Dams are always viewed as a threat to people. The one in mind is the Oroville Dam. That dam performed incredibly well. There was never any worry about the integrity of the dam. I want people to think about the water that dam contained after severe storms. What would have happened if the dam was not there to contain it?

It was a portion of the spillway that failed. How much of that failure was due to drought? Land will develop weak areas when drought exists.

In the case of the Hamilton Dam, it's destruction should go forward with caution. Flood control is necessary. Dams provide that control. If they are aged, usually all they need are concrete repairs which cost far less than deconstruction of the dam.

This includes recent data since the gun lobby has received so many concessions manufactured by ALEC to state legislatures.

June 29, 2017
By Michele Gorman

...A Stanford Law School professor, (click here) John Donohue, and his team analyzed crime data from 1977 to 2014 and didn’t find evidence that areas where more Americans carry guns enjoy enhanced public safety or less crime. On the contrary, the researchers discovered that states that have enacted so-called right-to-carry (RTC) concealed handgun laws have experienced higher rates of violent crime than states that did not adopt those laws....

I would like to point to the fact that every mass murder scenarios NEVER includes "a good guy with a gun" regardless of the astronomical amounts of guns on the street in the USA. Name the mass killing. Go ahead. How were they stopped. Either a self-inflicted wound or by police.

The statistics have NEVER pointed to the 'theory' of the NRA, gun advocacy groups and Republican law makers. Mass murders have high numbers of people involved. the statistics in favor of a person (1) owning a gun, (2) carrying a gun and (3) intervening such deadly events. YET, that never happened. By all rights with more people gathered together there should be a "good guy with a gun" somewhere in the crowd, but, yet there never is.

...States that adopted RTC laws have experienced an average 13 percent to 15 percent increase in violent crime in the 10 years after enacting those laws, the researchers wrote in a working paper published on June 21 by the National Bureau of Economic Research....

Mr. Ayres was co-author of the 2003 work with Mr. Donohue. I am not surprised Mr. Ayers is involved in the financial end of education. Statistics are best conducted by those most familiar with them and their accuraacy.

William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Professor, Yale’s School of Management

If one of the authors is John Donohue III, (click here) he is not a new name to this topic. He has been stating there are too many guns on the street for decades.

I strongly suggest the gun control advocacy groups latch onto Mr. Donohue and bring his work forward as a platform THAT HAS LASTED DECADES.

The NRA political message works for a few reasons, (1) they always say the same thing and it is logical. If there was a good guy with a gun within the people dead or in the case of children a policeman nearby with a gun; everyone would still be alive except the gunman.

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Kindly think about that a minute. Is it realistic? How many mass killings could have been stopped IF? None. These people came out of nowhere and with powerful weapons. The entire idea loses validity when realizing the only defense is REAL under armor. There is just no time to react. Equestrians are finding Kevlar handy to wear riding because it stops branches of trees and the such from causing injury.

(2) The NRA message carries empowerment with fear. Doesn't everyone want to overcome fear? When an American goes to a scary movie do they come out elated about the loss of control within that picture? Heck, no. They come out of the theater looking over their shoulder if the film is convincing enough. The same phenomena is noted with the NRA message. The fear is the unknown. The gunman without identity. The feel good feelings of a gather of people turning to their worst nightmare.

June 11, 2012
By Randee Fenner

...Among his (click here) highly acclaimed articles are “Shooting Down the ‘More Guns, Less Crime’ Hypothesis” (with Ian Ayres) and “The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime” (with Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt).

But recently, Donohue’s scholarship has plunged him into a contemporary drama with life or death consequences. As the use of capital punishment has come under increasing scrutiny, with DNA evidence freeing some death-row inmates and the multimillion-dollar cost of death penalty appeals making headlines, movements have begun to roll back the statutes that were passed with frequency during the 1970s. Litigation has become a large part of that effort and that’s where Donohue has stepped in....

(3) LEARNED COMPLACENCY. One of the saddest statements I heard after the Aurora, Colorado mass murder was made by a twenty something woman in the hospital that basically stated, 'These things happen.' She was powerless and helpless in that statement all compliments of loose gun laws. 

Americans feel helpless. They aren't empowered anymore, they have witnessed tragedy too often and it has made them complacent in their resolve to stop the violence.

There is one thing about a man like John Donohue. He knows he is correct. He knows the data he has collected and for DECADES he has been seeing the same facts and THE SAME OUTCOMES. That is called dedication. The Republicans like to say he is a politico and nothing more. Does anyone actually believe that? 

Mr. Donohue knows the reality of gun violence and every American should be thanking him for his dedication and efforts to 'right the ship.' He is exceptional and should not be ignored. Every time some spokesman comes forward to lie to Americans about gun safety. THAT IS WHAT IT IS, ISN'T IT? Gun safety. The end of gun violence? That is what good decent Americans are fighting for, right? The parents of Sandy Hook want gun safety. They want children and people safe, right?

So when someone comes forward to lie to the American public about gun safety, Mr. Donohue's message should go out on the same media and as frequently as necessary to match the danger with safety. Perhaps even exceed it. Don't let this valuable work be squandered. Let's get this done already.

Texas nurse believed to have killed 60 people. She was a pediatric nurse. There is no statute of limitations on murder.

June 29, 2017
By Tammy Prout

Genene Jones, (click here) centre, arrives at court in Georgetown, Texas, where she was sentenced to 99 years in prison, in 1984. 

The count is now up to four new murder charges (click here) against “Killer Nurse” Genene Jones, with Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas Lahood announcing today that a grand jury has just handed down two more true bill indictments.

“These new indictments are for the July 3, 1981 murder of 8-month-old Richard ‘Ricky’ Nelson and the Jan. 17, 1982 murder of 4-1/2-month-old Patrick Zavala,” Lahood said in a press conference this afternoon.

In late May, Lahood announced a grand jury indictment against Jones for murder in the death of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer on Dec. 12, 1981.

Last week, Lahood announced a murder indictment against Jones for the Sept. 16, 1981 death of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega.

“In all four cases, Jones was working as a nurse at a pediatric intensive care unit at a local (San Antonio) hospital,” Lahood said. “Additionally, all four of these innocent children were murdered within a 5-1/2 month period."...

In 1995 she used succinylcholine, a drug that deteriorates muscles in children. In particular the heart muscle and death follows.

Hostile work environment.

Mika Brzezinski doesn't work for the White House or Mr. Trump, but, she works in journalism within politics everyday. She is known for her interviews and show appearances with a large percentage of discussions surrounding politics, White House politics and the American people.

The hosts of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC (click here) criticized President Donald Trump's Twitter habit Thursday — "that's your president of the United States lying to you," Mika Brzezinski said of one tweet — and then, as if succumbing to involuntary spasms, Trump's thumbs tapped out whatever nasty, sexist thought popped into his head"

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.."

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017

" Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"...

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" is conducted in a studio where guests drop in and are brought in via cable or some sort of data line. That means Mika's work environment extends far, far beyond the walls of the "Morning Joe" Studio.

Trump's gossip column is no different than tabloid press. That means it is tended to her both emotionally and financially. If Mr. Trump is going to practice tabloid journalism then he is open to lawsuits no different than any other exploitative news rag. 

MSNBC needs to step up and file a sexual harassment suit against Mr. Trump and his crude and rude speech that is intended to inflict harm. We have laws in this country that punish people that use their language to injure others. This is no different. Communication has become instant and frequently injurious. Mr. Trump is a bully and in the USA we don't allow bullies to get away with it. Either NBC values the clientele they have as well as the journalists that bring them information and opinion or they don't. Which is it?

Trump has no room to talk he has admitted to multiple plastic surgeries on his scalp to improve his hairline. I don't recall ever seeing him in bandages.