The Last Of The Millenniums

Just because it always has been, doesn't mean it always will be

Archive for the day “July 9, 2013”

‘Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit’

rick scott

‘When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit’.

‘In April Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a ban on slot machines and Internet cafes after a charity tied to Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll was shut down on suspicion of being an Internet gambling front — forcing Carroll, who had consulted with the charity, to resign’.

‘Florida’s 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down immediately, including Miami-Dade’s Incredible Investments, LLC, a café that provides online services to migrant workers, according to the Tampa Bay Times’.

‘The owner, Consuelo Zapata, is now suing the state after her legal team found that the ban was so hastily worded that it can be applied to any computer or device connected to the Internet, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by The Miami Herald’.

‘The ban defines illegal slot machines as any “system or network of devices” that may be used in a game of chance’.

‘And that broad wording can be applied to any number of devices, according to the Miami law firm of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, who worked with constitutional law attorney and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz’.

‘The suit maintains that the ban was essentially passed “in a frenzy fueled by distorted judgment in the wake of a scandal that included the Lieutenant Governor’s resignation” and declares it unconstitutional’.
From :

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Sequester Impact: 1 In 7 Seniors Struggle With Hunger’


And beyond the sequester?

The Republicans have already staked a claim on the ‘cost’ of raising the debt ceiling.

Spending cuts to include SNAP.

Taking food out of people’s mouths so that the wealthy (cough) ‘job creators’ can get a tax break.

‘Patricia Hoeft, director of senior center nutrition, the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (Missouri): “How do I decide which 300 seniors aren’t going to eat that day?”

‘Sequester cuts will total $1.2 trillion through fiscal year 2021. This year there is a 5.3 percent cut, totaling $85 billion. The cuts are indiscriminate and will impact nearly every federal program. Here are some of the ways this year’s cut is affecting food and hunger programs’:

‘Meals for needy seniors lost in programs like Meals on Wheels (MOW): 4 million’

‘Savings from cut of 4 million meals: $10 million’

‘Rise in Medicaid costs due to cut of 4 million meals: $489 million’

‘Net cost to U.S. federal budget due to cut of 4 million meals: $479 million’

‘Loss of senior meals, California: 750,000’

‘Loss of senior breakfasts, Palm Beach County, Fla.: 240 daily’

‘Loss of senior meals in group dining facilities, Detroit suburbs and several counties: 86,000’

‘Loss of home-delivered and group dining senior meals, La Crosse County, Wis.: 6,000’

‘Ellie Hollander, president and CEO of the Meals on Wheels Association of America: “The real impact of sequester is that our programs don’t have the ability to expand to meet the growing need. We should be investing in these programs to ensure our seniors have the nutritious meals they need to remain healthy and independent.”

‘Meals on Wheels recipient, home delivery program, La Crosse County, Wis.: “These meals are sometimes the only meal that I have a day. I don’t drive, so I have to rely on others to get around to doctors’ appointments. I only get $16 a month for food.”
From :

‘Florida Aimed Too High In Zimmerman Prosecution’


My best guess (and guessing what a jury will do is useless) is that Zimmerman might be found guilty of manslaughter.

It will depend on the prosecutors closing arguement.

This : “George Zimmerman alone set in motion the events that led to Trayvon Martin’s death. Once Zimmerman decided to follow the kid, and continued following him, no good ending lay ahead” should have been the case.

But if his closing arguement is as weak as he has presented his case…..Zimmerman will wlak free.

‘The prosecutors of George Zimmerman are taking a drubbing in the media, as well as in the courtroom’.

‘Some of the criticism is well deserved. Lawyers for the state sat there as passively as the spectators, while their own witnesses defanged the case. The words “Objection, your honor!” seldom rang out as Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, roamed far and wide during cross-examination’.

‘Based on the trajectory of last week’s testimony, it’s almost inconceivable that Zimmerman will be convicted of second-degree murder — a charge that should never have been filed in the first place’.

‘The facts in the killing of Trayvon Martin pointed to manslaughter from the beginning, and even then prosecutors would have had their hands full. They might yet persuade the jury to find Zimmerman guilty of that lesser charge, but it will require a deft change of strategy’.

‘In reality what happened that night between the two was likely a chaotic burst of mutual fear and adrenaline’.

‘Martin knew he was being followed by a stranger. And though he’s not here to tell what he was thinking, it’s reasonable to assume that the teen felt threatened. Who wouldn’t’?

‘Equally believable is that the punch or punches Martin threw were meant to end the threat. If he spotted Zimmerman’s gun, it makes perfect sense that he’d try to wrest it away before it could be used against him’.

‘For his part, Zimmerman was undoubtedly scared witless, too. Surely he didn’t expect to end up in a scuffle with the guy he’d been tailing through the subdivision, a person he suspected of being a criminal’.

‘That there was a physical altercation is undisputed. Who initiated it is unknown. In one of his accounts, Zimmerman says Martin jumped out of the bushes and attacked him, the problem with that scenario being the absence of bushes at the scene’.
From :

Republican Hate, Fear, Loathing and Lies – ‘Ted Cruz’s dad explains why Obama is ‘just like’ Fidel Castro’

ted cruz dad

Remember : “Cruz’s father left Cuba before Castro came to power, traveling to Texas on a student visa issued by the Batista regime”.

You have to ask yourself…..Did Ted Cruz’s dad’s lying also help shape Ted Cruz ‘Worldview’?

‘Speaking to an audience recently at the “Free the People” conference put on by the industry-financed tea party group FreedomWorks, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained how his ultra conservative worldview helped shape his son’s outlook on President Barack Obama’s policies, which the elder Cruz said are “just like the dictator Fidel Castro.”

“When my son was 8-9 years old, our conversations around the dinner table centered around politics every day,” the elder Cruz said. “I remember, over and over, I would ask him, ‘You know Ted, when I face oppression in Cuba…..’.

Again Ted Cruz Dad left Cuba BEFORE Castro came to power.
From :

Stories From The Fringe…..Freaks – ‘Robertson: Facebook Should Have ‘Vomit’ Button for Pictures of Gay Couples’

pat robertson1

Is this what American Christianity has/is becoming?

‘After warning that the land will “vomit” out gays, Pat Robertson said that he vomits at the sight of gay couples’.

‘Responding to a viewer who wondered whether it was sinful to ‘Like’ Facebook photos of same-sex couples, Robertson said that Facebook needs a ‘Vomit’ button for such pictures’:

“You’ve got a couple of same-sex guys kissing, do you like that? Well that makes me want to throw up. To me I would punch ‘Vomit’ not ‘Like’ but they don’t give you that option on Facebook.”
From :

Post Navigation