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“[The bushes and trees] were overgrown. But that’s certainly not a criminal offense,” Holloway tells Local 8 News.
“It’s not right,” she said. “Why would you put me in jail with child molesters, and people who’ve done real crimes, because I haven’t maintained my yard.”
She says she was never read her rights nor told she could have a lawyer present.
“I feel like I’m being bullied,” she said.
A lot is being made about a recent Facebook story out of Missouri. Republican Debbie Dunnegan is being attacked, ostensibly, for calling for the assassination of President Obama.
Here’s what she said on Facebook that got all the drama started.“I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the Constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing? Thank you for your bravery and may God keep you safe.”FN)!
The meeting comes even as the WHO is struggling to deal with an Ebola outbreak that is now threatening to spread to Europe and the United States. But WHO Director Margaret Chan defended the tobacco meeting by saying Ebola is not the only issue the body can be concerned about.“Yes, Ebola is truly an issue of international concern,” she said to reporters today. “But, you know, tobacco. If we put the evidence on the table, tobacco control is the still the most cost-effective and efficient way of reducing unnecessary disease and death arising from using such harmful products.” FN01
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Proposal for Amendment to Submission PolicyAmendment XIIProposal for Amendment to Submission Policy by scythepuppet
Clause G guidelines for Submission etiquette
1. Deviants submitting artwork which use "base images" they did not create or do not own must make a good faith effort to provide credit for artists responsible for images in their work.
2. Deviations submitted to the DAPF gallery may not have comments disabled nor may deviants ban individual commentary, excepting instances where the deviant feels they have been harassed or that the commentator has otherwise violated the DA Etiquette Policy.
3. Deviants who ban an individual or prevent comments under "acceptable premises" listed in XII.G.2 must be prepared to defend their decision to a representative of the DAPF.
4. Deviants who violate these and other guidelines may have their work or works removed from the gallery.
Clause H Guidelines for submission review etiquette
1. Downvoting a submitted deviation must include a reason offered somewhere in the submi
Everything wrong with the USAEverything wrong with the USA: A Wry Look At An Old MythEverything wrong with the USA by ComradeSch
“The USA is the best country in the world!”
No, actually, it is not the #1 country in the world… Unless you count defence spending, incarcerated persons per capita, and Christian fundamentalists.
According to US Economy, a division of About.com that deals with economic news related to the US Economy:
“The U.S. military budget is $756.4 billion for FY 2015. Military spending is greater than Medicare ($529 billion), Medicaid ($331 billion), or the interest payment on the debt ($251). It's also more than the three next largest departments combined: Health and Human Services ($73.1 billion), Education ($68.6 billion) and Housing and Urban Development ($32.6 billion).”
(http://useconomy.about.com/od/usfederalbudget/p/military_budget.htm, ÙS Military Budget)
To put that into further perspective, The Russian government's published 2014 military budget is abo
SATIRE: Bottled Water Blamed For Florida SinkholesSATIRE: Bottled Water Blamed For Florida Sinkholes by BlameThe1st
Florida Bans Zephyrhills Bottled Water
Allegations over recent statewide sinkholes leads to ban of in-state bottled water company products.
Tim Russet Potato
Florida residents and visitors who prefer their water bottled will have to settle for out-of-state brands. That's because the Sunshine State has banned the sale of Zephyrhills bottled water.
The bill banning Zephyrhills products passed through the Florida House and Senate earlier this week and is being sent to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
Once passed, the law will prohibit the sale of all water bottled by Zephyrhills within the state of Florida. No other bottled water brands will be affected.
Zephyrhills, which sources its water in-state from Crystal Springs, was targeted by Florida lawmakers due to allegations that its water-collection methods have contributed to sinkholes within the state.
Florida has been the location of three major sinkholes within the past
Ode to DemocracyDemocracy began in the crucibles of GreeceOde to Democracy by Seaxwulf
amid the Greybeards and the Sages
born from the hand of Tyranny
to give up Sovereignty to the Folk
a cast by lots in the cheering sea
of roaring faces with proud ideals
food for thought gives rise to cries
to think their destiny was in their hands
but now their fate is shaped by ours
SATIRE: NYC Bans WalkingSATIRE: NYC Bans Walking by BlameThe1st
New York City Bans Walking Long Distances
Pedestrians wanting to walk farther than five city blocks will have to take public transit.
Visitors wishing to tour the Big Apple will have to take a cab, bus, or train. That’s no longer a recommendation. That’s the law.
The New York City Council approved a ban on walking long distances within city limits. The bill passed with a 49-1 vote, with one city council member abstaining.
Under this new law, pedestrians are prohibited from walking farther than five city blocks. Those that break the law could face fines up to $25, the average fare for a single cab trip.
The law was proposed to encourage New Yorkers to utilize public transportation, be it the subway, the bus system, or one of the city’s iconic yellow taxi cabs.
Since the start of the economic recession, public transit revenues have declined as residents have opted to save money by walking, biking, or carpooling.
Mayor Bill de Blas
I thinking about making a political party group.I'm thinking about making a political party group on Deviantart. The political party group will be called the World Party.I thinking about making a political party group. by J-R-M-N-K-E
Information of The World Party:
Name: The World Party.
President of The World Party: :iconj-r-m-n-k-e:J-R-M-N-K-E.
Vice President of The World Party: Nobody yet.
Senate Leader of The World Party: Nobody Yet.
House Leader of The World Party: Nobody Yet.
Ideology: *Progressivism-Conservatism (Middle ground on Progressivism and Conservatism).
*Communism-Capitalism (Middle ground on Communism and Capitalism).
*Social Liberalism-Neoliberalism (Middle ground on Social Liberalism and Neoliberalism).
*Left-Libertarianism-Right Libertarianism (Middle ground on Left-Libertarianism and Right Libertarianism).
*Secularism-Theocracy (Middle ground on Secularism
Red Humour- America, Invade the Vatican!Swiss Guard: 135 Members, No Tanks, Artillery or AircraftRed Humour- America, Invade the Vatican! by ComradeSch
Al-Quaeda: About 25,000 members, Has IED's, rockets, and potentially WMD's.
Vatican: One of the richest organizations in the World (has been collecting gold for 1,600 years). Wealth nearly incalculable
Al-Quaeda: Relies on stealing enemy weapons and Molotov cocktails to sustain combat. Main resource is crude oil.
Vatican: 100 acres of land.
Al-Quaeda: Has no specific territory, operating globally.
So, my friends, why note invade the Vatican, steal all the gold, and sell it off? After all, with that kind of money, you could BUY the entire Middle East and stop wasting lives!
Saudi PrincessesKing Abdullah is keeping 4 of his daughters' captive for more than a decade.Saudi Princesses by FametSuri
Petition- Please take a look.I wrote a petition to my nation's Prime Minister, asking for one simple concession: To allow minor political parties to be given a voice in the legislature. After all, the point of a political party is to unite with other people of the same ideology to show that you believe in it. So, it's defeating the point to have a bloc of parties tha do the same thing and stifle other, more radical parties and keep them from having a say-and whether of the left or right wings, in my opinion, that is infringing on freedom of speech, and I won't stand for it.Petition- Please take a look. by ComradeSch
If you agree, sign my petition, and allow voting for minor parties, so the Canadian House of Commons can truly represent all Canadians, however moderate or extreme they are.
When I Was LittleWhen I Was Little by ElusiveStranger
When I was little I did not care,
For the thousands of you struggling out there,
So here is to you,
You beautiful souls.
When I was little I did not know
In your world full of nightmares you continue to grow.
When I was little I did not see
Such trembling lips as they uttered your plea.
When I was little I could not believe
How you kept on struggling on days we didn't grieve?
When I was little how could I have known
Your contagious laughter was a sight to behold.
When I was little I would never have guessed
That with such delicate wings you have been blessed.
When I was little I could not feel
How much your weak smiles really reveal .
So tell me, my child, how do you strive
To live each day just to survive.
Your innocent strides will take you far
For in Gods eyes you are the star.
So soar to the heavens with your fragile soul
And there before the gates we will count your toll.
Because when I was little I didn't dare to dwell
That while I live in heaven you live in hell.
So here is to y
Obama: Big Fat Liar!At this point, Obama isn't even trying to cover his deceit anymore. He couldn't be any more transparent about his dishonesty if his nose was growing while his pants were on fire!Obama: Big Fat Liar! by BlameThe1st
Case in point: during his speech at an Arizona high school, while selling his ideas on housing market reform, which included scrapping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (which, in light of the housing bubble burst, is akin to suggesting throwing out your busted kerosene heater AFTER it burns your house to the ground and AFTER people had warned you countless times that it posed a fire hazard), Obama decided to make a few snide remarks at the protesters outside calling him a "socialist," telling them "I actually believe in the free market."
Since freaking when?!?!
When in the holy royal delectable plot of Princess Celestia have you ever believed in the free market? Was it when you bailed-out the banks and auto industry, or when you were offering corporate welfare
This Is Just Pathetic!Over a month ago, Salon writer Michael Lind posed this "unanswerable question" to libertarians: "If libertarianism is such a good idea, why aren't there any libertarian countries?" Since then, libertarians by the drove have responded to his "unanswerable question" by--shockingly enough--answering it!This Is Just Pathetic! by BlameThe1st
But rather than admit defeat, in his recent post "Grow Up Libertarians" (classy title!), Lind simply wipes the egg from his face and doubles-down on his position, insisting that his "unanswerable question" remains unanswered, despite the myriad of answers that libertarians have provided him.
This pathetic behavior is common among the intellectually dishonest. Rather than admit that their insipid questions do indeed have real answers, they merely brush off these answers by claiming they don't count for some reason or another.
Michelle Obama's Unintentional ComedyWant to hear a knee-slapper? Obama is making Americans free from government!Michelle Obama's Unintentional Comedy by BlameThe1st
That would be so hilarious if Michelle Obama weren't trying to pass it off as serious.In an e-mail to supporters, First Lady Michelle Obama says she grew up in a family that didn't need help from the government, and that her husband is working to make Americans free from dependence on government once again.
In her message sent yesterday from email@example.com, Mrs. Obama says:
"When I was growing up, a family like mine — living on my hard-working father's salary at the city water plant — could build a solid life without much debt and without relying on any form of public assistance. Today, for too many families, that American promise is no longer within reach.
"Barack is working to fix that and he needs solid Democrats in Con
Daily Kos Smites Rand Paul and Edward SnowdenCurrent events have caused many pundits to politically backpedal.Daily Kos Smites Rand Paul and Edward Snowden by BlameThe1st
When the federal government was revealed to have the power to target American citizens for drones strikes and to collect metadata on their electronic communications, Fox News neocons like Sean Hannity were quick to run with the stories in order to smear Obama--even though they once supported similar policies under Bush.
And as neocons now oppose policies under Obama that they would have supported under Bush, leftists now support policies under Obama they would have opposed under Bush.
Case in point is a recent smear piece against Rand Paul on the far-left cesspool Daily Kos.
This blog post starts off by alarming readers that the "Republican party has gone so far to the right, that they are now in the throes of being hijacked by the denizens of libertarian wingnutistan." (Of course, the
House Defeats NSA RestrictionsHouse Defeats NSA Restrictions by BlameThe1st
If anypony here had any hopeful delusions that our elected officials would work in our best interests by voting in favor of rolling back the surveillance state, then you clearly have been sleeping under a dragon for the past thousand years.
The House defeated the Amash Amendment to H.R. 2397 by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have defunded and restricted the NSA's surveillance power over American citizens.
And here is the list of Congressional whores who voted against it. If any of these bag o'douches are from your district, make sure you vote them out come next election:
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt [R, AL-4]
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5]
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Krugman and the Libertarian StrawmanI'll be honest here: I'm getting sick and tired of being a libertarian.Krugman and the Libertarian Strawman by BlameThe1st
Oh no, that's not to say that I'm getting sick and tired of supporting individual liberty. Far from it. No, I'm getting sick and tired of having to defend my philosophy from pseudo-intellectuals.
While libertarians like myself use logic, reason, and evidence in order to refute statist arguments, statists try to refute our arguments by refusing to address them, opting instead to create strawman versions of them and declaring victory after "defeating" them.
Take Paul Krugman--please!
This economist (and by "economist," I mean hack columnist who has been routinely wrong about everything, including the internet, and yet still manages to be a Nobel-winning Princeton economics professor) recently penned a screed again "libertarian
TamarodToday the land of Pharaoh’s on the banks of the NileTamarod by Skargill
Is under the control of those in who march by rank and file
Many have tried to wear that Royal ring
Since the dawn of that Arabian Spring
Morsi the Islamic procrastinator
Short reign left many nostalgic for the old Dictator
Egyptians in their thousands have overcome their fear
And marched and occupied, in Cairo, Said and Tahrir
On many nights you can hear a thousand voices strained and hoarse
Many, more then we’d like chant in praise of the Heads of the Armed Force
“The Army and the People are One” if true then Oneness comes from tyranny
Is it not better for the Egyptian people to be more than one and be free?
Though isn’t it a little curious and strange,
That for all their slogans the army never left the firing range
Until after it became abundantly clear
That Mubarak’s end was near
And again time seems to repeat
They waited for Morsi’s retreat
Perhaps Morsi’s not the only victim in th
MSNBC Is What Now? Really? You Don't Say?!What I am about to share with you may shock you. If you are standing, please take a seat. Now take a good strong hold of your socks, lest they get knocked off by what I'm about to tell you.MSNBC Is What Now? Really? You Don't Say?! by BlameThe1st
You ready for this?
Former MSNBC president Jeff Cohen admits that his network is...get this!...biased towards Obama and the Democrats!When it comes to issues of U.S. militarism and spying, the allegedly "progressive" MSNBC often seems closer to the "official network of the Obama White House" than anything resembling an independent channel. With a few exceptions (especially Chris Hayes), MSNBC has usually reacted to expanded militarism and surveillance by downplaying the abuses or defending them.
Had McCain or Romney defeated Obama and implemented the exact same policies, treating whistleblowers like Manning and Snowden as foreign espionage agents, one would expect MSNBC hosts to be loudly denouncing the R
Dubya Improved Human Condition?I could have sworn that I had awoken in an alternate dimension this morning, because while skimming through the headlines, I came across a story about how the University of Denver selected George W. Bush as the 2013 recipient of its "Improving the Human Condition Award."Dubya Improved Human Condition? by BlameThe1st
So I went to check to see if everything else was topsy-turvy. To my dismay, everything else was normal: the sky was blue, the grass was green, pigs weren't flying, and Family Guy was still not funny.
I then checked to see if it was April Fool's Day. Sadly, being July 7, it was not.
So I'm afraid it's true: George W. Bush, the president responsible for 137 thousand civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, is receiving an award for "improving the human condition."
To be fair, Bush is also responsible for his President's Emergency Plan For AIDS R
Who Loves Waking Up To Obama?While walking through a parking lot, I came across this nauseating bumper sticker:Who Loves Waking Up To Obama? by BlameThe1st
I don't exactly "love" waking up in the morning knowing that our president has allowed for the indefinite detention and assassination of American citizens.
Just what is there to love about Barack Obama?
That he passed "universal healthcare"? More like corporatism that forces people to buy from insurance companies.
That he ended the Iraq War? Yeah, on Bush's timeline! (So, really, Bush ended his own war!)
That he ended DADT? Yeah, because of court orders that he was fighting all the way!
That he killed Osama bin Laden? No, it was a US Navy SEAL who killed him.
That he closed GITMO? Oh wait, he hasn't done that yet! (Despite promising that it would be his first action in office!)
That he's the first black president? Hurray for utterly meaningless milestones!
So, really, in the end, there's no good reason to love Obama.
Then again, there was no good reason to love Bush, and yet some people still love him to