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August 09, 2007--
"The man, a resident of an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Atascocita, Texas, originally called 911 to report two females who were at his door and throwing rocks at the windows, trying to gain entry into his home. Not long after, he called back to notify emergency responders that the females had gained entry inside his home and that he was armed with a loaded shotgun – and obviously not hesitant to use it."
“[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.
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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
DAPoliticalForum: A RetrospectiveHow's that for a title, eh?DAPoliticalForum: A Retrospective by FieldsOfFire
I put up a poll asking whether people thought dA was getting, overall, better or worse, and what surprised me was that the people who commented mostly talked about the forums, where I was wondering about the site at large. I haven't really thought about the political forum for a while now, but I guess that, combined with Lolly's recent series of (fucking excellent) reminisces about dA's past have got me in a mood to write myself some closure about that, if only for myself.
I haven't posted there for a few months now, and what's odd is that I feel no real desire to. I'd take forum 'breaks' in the past that lasted for days or just hours-I just couldn't stop myself from coming back for more. Now? Nothing of the sort. I'd say there were two big things that led to my exit. First, last July, I noted TBSchemer and Unvalanced asking them to block me, because, for various reasons, I just couldn't handle dealing with them anymore. To their credit, they were
The Price of FreedomHow often do we hear this phrase? It gets bantered about all the time, particularly here in the USA - "...land of the free...". It has become increasingly more prevalent in the wake of 9/11, after that long lovely lull following the end of the "Cold War". People talk about it like it's this grand noble thing. You hear phrases like "the blood of young soldiers" or "the courage of the American people". Well, I'm about to call bullshit on all that, and it's going to hurt. I know it will hurt because it hurt me to learn the truth of it. I might as well illustrate with the recent events in my personal life. Please bear with me, because it's difficult to share. But I firmly believe in the illuminative potential of this example.The Price of Freedom by skulkey
A few weeks ago I did something stupid. It was by no means illegal. I didn't hurt anyone. Hell, I didn't even hurt myself - not i
SATIRE: College Requires Written ConsentSATIRE: College Requires Written Consent by BlameThe1st
College Students Required To Offer Written Sexual Consent
College code requires students to sign and submit waivers before engaging in any sexual contact, or else risk being disciplined for sexual misconduct.
It was your typical college romance. John and Jane met at the beginning of their freshmen year at Justinuther University, and over the next few weeks, began to know each other a little better.
By the following semester, after attending a campus party, the two decided to take their relationship to the next level.
Jane invited John over to her dorm room, where she made the first move and asked him if he wanted to sleep with her. John complied, and the two had sex.
Despite both of them drinking at the party earlier that evening, both were sober enough to offer each other their consent and use protection.
The next morning, neither of them were ashamed of what they had done, and both were willing to do it again in the near future.
This is where the
Corporate Lobbying: The Death of DemocracyCorporate Lobbying: The Death of American DemocracyCorporate Lobbying: The Death of Democracy by ComradeSch
In America, it is widely known that corporations are given rights, as if they were people- And by that, it is meant they can pay politicians to pass laws that permit them to become stronger, reduce regulations on industries so they can pay their workers less and earn more, not illegalize harmful goods, and make news channels that only express one point of view. In America, this is a growing problem- And not only socialists recognize that.
Liberals have formed Wolf-PAC, an organization intent on getting money out of politics. As a matter of fact, Wolf-PAC is one of the few groups that actually tries to do something about the problem. As well, Anonymous hackers and DDOSers have the ability to shut down government servers, and whether or not they do it is up to the individuals of Anonymous- And I am certain Anons are dedicating themselves to the problem. Socialists are adamantly against lobbying as well- However, after the bad name the U
SATIRE: News Media Haunted HouseSATIRE: News Media Haunted House by BlameThe1st
Haunted House Scares Guests With Ebola, ISIS
This haunted house trades the ghosts, zombies, and ghouls for media boogeymen such as Ebola, global warming, and the Koch Brothers.
Tim Russet Potato
Every Halloween, the abandoned house at the end of Main Street has been used by the local theater group for their annual haunted house.
However, this year, instead of being haunted by imaginary boogeymen like ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, the house is hosting imaginary media boogeymen such as ISIS, Ebola, and the Koch Brothers.
The decision to update the house’s haunts was made in light of recent fear-mongering within the mainstream media, which proved to be harsh competition for traditional scares, the trope’s leader, Dr. Rector, claimed.
“When you have cable news channels pumping the public with fear 24/7 over Ebola and ISIS, suddenly classic horror monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein no longer scare people,” Rector said.
But rather than be
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
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.
ComradeSch's Left-Wing DictionaryDirect Democracy: The People directly discussing issues and coming to a descision. The best form of government when applied to the correct level.ComradeSch's Left-Wing Dictionary by ComradeSch
Representative/Party Democrac: Electing officials to lie on one's behalf, thus stabbing oneself in the back. Untrue democracy. The scourge of the First World.
Constitutional Monarchy: The allowing of a foreign monarch to intervene in the People's matters, stalling progress and limiting the Power of the People.
Residual powers: powers owned by no-one in particular, since no-one bothered to write them down.
Federalism: The idiotic idea that one central location should handle everything at the expense of the People. Fascism.
Municipal Government: Oppressors at the municipal level; Those who try (and often fail) to make life "bearable" for city-dwellers, who exploit resources for construction, and ignore the homeless and unemployed.
Provincial/State government: Oppressors at the provincial/state level; Those who preach false democracy and keep th
The Presidents: Calvin CoolidgeThe Presidents: Calvin Coolidge by Titanicfan1000
Introduction and Early Life
With Warren Harding's death came John Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge is in many ways reviled and criticized by liberals for being a bad president, but looking at his presidency shows that he was a very popular and actually a formidable opponent to the progressive movement. Coolidge would continue many of the prosperous policies that Harding created and made the country very wealthy. He was born in rural Vermont on the Fourth of July in 1872. In the small farming town he held many responsibilities and jobs at an early age. He never wrote later that he has any childhood friends. He graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts and became a lawyer. The quiet young man received a classical American education. Ever since he was thirteen, he had a major interest in the Constitution and held views similar of those of the Founding Fathers. Like several Founders, Coolidge studied Greek and Latin. He read writings by different philosophers and by several major Ame
The Presidents: Warren G. HardingThe Presidents: Warren G. Harding by Titanicfan1000
Introduction and Early Life
By the time Woodrow Wilson's presidency had ended the people of the United States was in a more conservative mood. Warren G. Harding answered their wishes. In many ways, he just seemed like a regular guy who was elected as the most powerful official in the federal government. Sometimes this was good for the country and sometimes it was bad. Harding was born on November 2, 1865 in Corsica, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Central College at the age of seventeen and during that time he was the editor for the campus newspaper. He bought the Marion Star newspaper which became the platform for his political career. In 1891 he married Florence Kling and they had 2 children, but not with themselves. Her son was with her first husband and his daughter was from one of his mistresses: Nan Britton. Harding went into the Ohio State Senate and entered the federal senate in 1914. Six years later he would enter the White House.
The Presidential Election of 1920
The Presidents: Woodrow WilsonThe Presidents: Woodrow Wilson by Titanicfan1000
Introduction and Early Life
Since Grover Cleveland, there had been no Democratic president. Now, Woodrow Wilson became president as a Democrat (mainly because of a divided Republican Party) and he would be stuck in one of the most devastating wars in world history. A war in which he would hope set an ideal for Democracy and unite the world together. Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. On his fifth birthday his home state seceded from the United States. Wilson's first memories would be of the effects and horrors of war. He claimed that his earliest memory was the age of three when he was told Abraham Lincoln was elected president and war was coming. Wilson also remembered a time when he stood next to Confederate General Robert E. Lee and looked up into his face. His upbringing in the south has led to questions on his morality. He was the last president to grow up in a household with slaves.
At the age of sixteen he went to Davidson College in North Carolin
The Presidents: Franklin D. RooseveltThe Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt by Titanicfan1000
Introduction and Early Life
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted polio in 1921, he vowed to return to politics no matter what. However, he could not say away and eventually ran for president in 1928. The result was one of the longest and revolutionary presidencies in history with many ups and downs. As the longest serving president in American history, he changed the government and the presidency in many significant ways. Franklin Roosevelt (people called him FDR) was born in 1882 in Hyde Park on his family estate north of New York City. He was an only child which made him somewhat a loner. Later he would become a very charming and good man. In his teenager years he admired politics, especially the political career of his distant cousin Theodore Roosevelt. He dropped out of Columbia Law School to pursue politics and married in 1905. FDR's wife, Eleanor (niece to Theodore Roosevelt) would become a huge political asset and an influential voice in American society.
Happy Legalized Theft DayIt's April 15. Today is Tax Day. Have you been a good obedient citizen and paid your fair share? If not, you're a greedy, selfish sociopath who deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his days.Happy Legalized Theft Day by BlameThe1st
Everyone must pay their fair share in taxes. How else will the state fund the things we need like drone strikes, drug raids, and corporate boondoggles? We need the government to provide us with the services we need, because it's not like the private sector can do that more efficiently and cost-effectively, right?
Remember, comrades, the government is us. Think of the government like a private club and taxes as the fees you pay to be a part of it--even though you never had a choice to join, and you're only associated with it because you happened to be born in the geographic location that it owne and controled. That may sound more like serfdom than membership, but shut up!
If you don't like paying taxes, then you should get the freak out and move to a libertarian paradise like Somalia. Obviously S
Anti-Free Speech is Anti-EducationNearly two years ago, a 30-year-old Hinds Community College (HCC) student was talking with his friend outside class where he complained about his exam grade: "this grade is going to f*** up my entire GPA."Anti-Free Speech is Anti-Education by BlameThe1st
He didn't drop the f-bomb during a class presentation. He didn't hurl it as an insult against a professor or other college official. He merely said it in a private conversation with his friend.
And yet this f-bomb, uttered in ear-shot of his professor, nearly cost this struggling father of two his academic career.
His professor reprimanded him for cursing and threatened him with detention--even though colleges don't have detention.
The professor filed a complaint, causing the student to be kicked out of his class, and costing him his financial aid eligibility.
His whole life would have been ruined had the Foundation For Individual Rights In Education not intervened with a lawsuit on his behalf.
This is hardly an isolated incident. The or
Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87VIDEO: Margaret Thatcher on SocialismMargaret Thatcher Dies At 87 by BlameThe1st
"There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation" - Margaret Thatcher
I have mixed feeling about the former Prime Minister. On the one hand, she was an inspirational speaker against the evils of socialism. But on the other hand, both she and Reagan started the neoconservative trend of campaigning like libertarians while reigning like totalitarians.
They may have spoke well of limited government and free markets, but their actions rarely reflected it. This is especially tr
SolidaritySuch is our lot in this lifeSolidarity by Skargill
Oppressed under economic strife
Liberty remains just a sweet dream
In the minds of those who must toil and clean
Does it really have to be this way?
Are we condemned to sell ourselves for pay?
Revolution is an answer that totally rejects
Institutions that privilege projects
Take heart fellow workers we shall rise
You only have to Organise
The Day that Margaret Thatcher DiedI’ll tell you true, I’ll tell you whyThe Day that Margaret Thatcher Died by Skargill
So many are happy to see Thatcher die.
She made it her most important role
To condemn millions to waste on the dole.
So tight was the woman called Thatcher
That for decades we knew her as “Milk Snatcher”.
The nickname was apt for she was the cream
Of the proponents of Milton Friedman’s dream.
For over ten years she reigned supreme
At the head of our most divisive regime.
Her favoured title was the “Iron Lady”
Though her favoured practices were quite shady.
Her response to the trouble on Stormont Hill?
A sinister order to “Shoot to kill”
An order that punished many whose only crime
Was to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
When the Miners were on strike
She sent up the Met with a pay hike.
The people of Brixton were left in the lurch
Her solution? Stop and search.
Construction workers were trying to organise
Such an act would threaten her drive to privatise.
The solution she hid in bureaucr