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    The shooting of an Australian woman by US police has raised serious concerns after it was revealed the officers did not have their body cameras turned on.

    Justine Damond, aged 40, was shot dead in Minneapolis about 11:30pm local time on Saturday after two officers responded to a report of a possible assault.
    Her stepson Zach Damond, 22, said she called police after hearing a noise in the alleyway near their house in the suburb of Fulton.

    "At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman," the police department said.

    "Officers were dispatched. When officers responded, an officer-involved shooting occurred, which resulted in one adult female victim who is deceased and which has prompted our callout to the BCA [Bureau of Criminal Apprehension].

    "The BCA will now further be conducting this investigation, this officer-involved shooting, from this point forward."

    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement that she was "heartsick and deeply disturbed by the incident".

    "I'm seeking answers to the questions we all have, and will make sure to keep the communication flowing," she said.

    Ms Hodges said she understood the police body cameras and squad camera, which were introduced to the Minneapolis Police Department last year, were not switched on when the shooting occurred.

    The two officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

    A rally organised by local activist Mel Reeves was held at the site of the shooting, while other community members gathered for a vigil in Ms Damond's neighbourhood.

    Local media say neighbours are mystified as to what occurred.

    Zach Damond spoke at the vigil calling for more information and transparency from the authorities.

    "Basically my mum is dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know, and I demand answers," Mr Damond said.

    "I just know that she heard a sound in the alley so she called the police, and the cops showed up.

    "And she probably… thought something bad was happening and then the next thing, they take my best friend's life.

    "I'm so done with all this violence, it's so much bullshit.

    "America sucks, these cops need to be trained differently and I need to move out of here."
    The shooting has reopened a deep rift between community members and the authorities as it comes one year after Minneapolis man Philando Castile was shot and killed by Minneapolis police officer Jeronimo Yanez.

    A video from the aftermath of last year's shooting was livestreamed on Facebook.

    It showed a woman interacting with an armed officer as the fatally injured man lay on the footpath.

    The local community was left reeling after Mr Yanez was acquitted of all charges exactly one month ago and fired by the City of Saint Anthony.

    Leslie Redmond, the vice-president for the Minneapolis NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People), has called for a federal investigation into the latest shooting.

    "I am shocked and appalled by the limited amount of information available right now. What are they covering up?" she said.
    Minnesota newspaper The Star Tribune reports Ms Damond was dressed in her pyjamas when she went to the driver’s side door of the police vehicle that responded to the emergency call.
    She was talking to the driver when the officer in the passenger seat pulled out his gun and shot across his fellow officer.

    Remember niggas, when you're in trouble, just call your PALs


    You'll get the help you need.

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    This spot called the Tuscan Market located north of Boston, the food was on point!
    Yall share your recent culinary experiences here.

    You're welcome

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  • 07/22/14--16:11: The General Business Thread
  • Alright yall this is a spinoff from the Tax Implications thread that was started by @JonnyRoccIT‌ . I made this thread to help out anybody who has general questions about getting started or going forward, legal matters in business, financing/banks/credit, how to find information, building websites, structure, taxation, business plans/proposals, investing, motivation - anything that has to do with running a business please ask the question here and me or @pralims will answer you promptly.

    Anything that has to do with even supplying apps or anything for that matter that can help someone, anybody, somewhere do something easier or better will be greatly appreciated.

    To kick things off I have put the topics in spoilers to make the O/P organized and easier to browse for mobile users.

    Business Entity/Legal Structures

    Sole Proprietorship

    The simplest structure is the sole proprietorship, which usually involves just one individual who owns and operates the enterprise. If you intend to work alone, this structure may be the way to go. The tax aspects of a sole proprietorship are appealing because the expenses and your income from the business are included on your personal income tax return, Form 1040. Your profits and losses are recorded on a form called Schedule C, which is filed with your 1040. The "bottom-line amount" from Schedule C is then transferred to your personal tax return. This is especially attractive because business losses you suffer may offset the income you have earned from your other sources.

    As a sole proprietor, you must also file a Schedule SE with Form 1040. You use Schedule SE to calculate how much self-employment tax you owe. In addition to paying annual self-employment taxes, you must make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in federal taxes for the year after deducting your withholding and credits, and your withholding will be less than the smaller of:

    1) 90 percent of the tax to be shown on your current year tax return or

    2) 100 percent of your previous year's tax liability.

    The federal government permits you to pay estimated taxes in four equal amounts throughout the year on the 15th of April, June, September and January. With a sole proprietorship, your business earnings are taxed only once, unlike other business structures. Another big plus is that you will have complete control over your business--you make all the decisions. There are a few disadvantages to consider, however. Selecting the sole proprietorship business structure means you are personally responsible for your company's liabilities. As a result, you are placing your assets at risk, and they could be seized to satisfy a business debt or a legal claim filed against you.Raising money for a sole proprietorship can also be difficult. Banks and other financing sources may be reluctant to make business loans to sole proprietorships. In most cases, you will have to depend on your financing sources, such as savings,
    home equity or family loans.


    If your business will be owned and operated by several individuals, you'll want to take a look at structuring your business as a partnership. Partnerships come in two varieties: general partnerships and limited partnerships. In a general partnership, the partners manage the company and assume responsibility for the partnership's debts and other obligations. A limited partnership has both general and limited partners. The general partners own and operate the business and assume liability for the partnership, while the limited partners serve as investors only; they have no control over the company and are not subject to the same liabilities as the general partners.

    Unless you expect to have many passive investors, limited partnerships are generally not the best choice for a new business because of all the required filings and administrative complexities. If you have two or more partners who want to be actively involved, a general partnership would be much easier to form.

    One of the major advantages of a partnership is the tax treatment it enjoys. A partnership does not pay tax on its income but "passes through" any profits or losses to the individual partners. At tax time, the partnership must file a tax return (Form 1065) that reports its income and loss to the IRS. In addition, each partner reports his or her share of income and loss on Schedule K-1 of Form 1065.

    Personal liability is a major concern if you use a general partnership to structure your business. Like sole proprietors, general partners are personally liable for the partnership's obligations and debts. Each general partner can act on behalf of the partnership, take out loans and make decisions that will affect and be binding on all the partners (if the partnership agreement permits). Keep in mind that partnerships are also more expensive to establish than sole proprietorships because they require more legal and accounting services.

    The other portion is in the next post

    As for what state is best to incorporate in, it really depends on what type of business you're trying to build. Please PM me and I may be able to assist you.


    For motivation give these books a read:

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki


    Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


    @black caesar

    Feel free to post if yall can contribute, anything is plenty.

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    Have you ever known somebody for a long period of time and thought they was good people, then began to see a different negative side to them and thought life would be better without them?

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    Between him, Kellz and Usher RnB singers been having a demonic month

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    This should be good. Let's not make this all about Dro

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  • 08/04/17--15:42: Usher charlie sheening it
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    ‘I don’t care, she dying’: Comedian Lil Duval says he would kill a sexual partner if he learned she was a transgender woman

    ... But was he joking when he told an immensely popular radio show over the weekend that he would kill a sexual partner if he found out she was a transgender woman? It sure didn’t seem that way. And now he and his interviewers are facing backlash from critics who say he encouraged violence against transgender women.

    On Friday, Lil Duval (a.k.a. Roland Powell) sat down with the “Breakfast Club,” a New York-based variety talk show known for its edgy, sometimes profane interviews with celebrities, hip-hop artists and the occasional politician (yes, Hillary Clinton once made an appearance).

    About six minutes into the segment, host Charlamagne Tha God (a.k.a. Leonard Lenard McKelvey) asked Lil Duval how he felt about President Trump’s proposal last week to ban transgender troops from serving in the military.

    Lil Duval said, in effect, he didn’t care. “I’m just doing my thing. Shout out to all the trannies out there,” he said, using what is often considered a slur for transgender people. His interlocutors giggled at the remark.

    At that point, one of the hosts asked him what he would do if he started dating and having sex with a woman and found out later in the relationship that she was a transgender woman.

    “This might sound messed up, but I don’t care, she dying,” Lil Duval said.

    The hosts pushed back on the comment. “That’s a hate crime, you can’t do that,” Charlamagne told him.

    “I can’t deal with that,” Lil Duval responded, growing visibly agitated by the question. “No, you manipulated me to believe in this thing. My mind, I’m gay now.”

    “I can’t live with that, bro,” he continued. “This would never happen if this never happened. So you don’t have to worry about me killing nobody.”

    Charlamagne cut back in, saying he believed a transgender woman who didn’t disclose to her partner that she was born male “should go to jail” or “some charges should be pressed.”

    Lil Duval agreed. “There should be some kind of repercussions for that if you do that to somebody,” he said. “Until then, I’m going to have my own repercussions.”

    Throughout the conversation, Lil Duval was unambiguous about his feelings. When one of the hosts told him he “can’t go around killing transgenders,” Lil Duval seemed only to double down on his position.

    “If one did that to me and they didn’t tell me, I’m going to be so mad I’m probably going to want to kill them,” he said.

    Comedians, he added later, should avoid political correctness: “I can say what I want and do what I want, and people understand where I’m coming from. They know I’m not coming from a place of malice. They know I’m just speaking my mind.”


    Clips from the segment quickly went viral. Lil Duval’s name became a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend, and activists launched the hashtags #BoycottBreakfastClub, #TransLivesMatter and #TransFolksAreNotJokes. The remarks drew condemnation from several prominent transgender women, including Laverne Cox, known for her recurring role in Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black.”

    “Some folks think it’s ok to joke about wanting to kill us,” Cox wrote on Twitter. “We have free speech but that speech has consequences and trans folks are experiencing the negative consequences with our lives. It hurts my spirit cause this isn’t funny. Our lives matter. Trans murder isn’t a joke.”

    Others tweeted their outrage as well.

    The blowback continued into Sunday. Charlamagne, the “Breakfast Club” host, was speaking on an MSNBC panel at the media and politics convention Politicon in Pasadena, Calif., when a group of transgender advocates approached the stage and began yelling at him.

    “The trans community is boycotting the ‘Breakfast Club’ because your music and your ideology reinforces transphobia that kills us,” one person said. “We are not a joke.”

    Lil Duval had plenty of defenders on social media, many of them using language not printable here. One user tweeted he “said what any straight man would say.” Lil Duval stayed away from the fracas except for a tweet to his 853,000 followers saying he had heard transgender people were “mad at me.”

    The comedian’s comments come at a time of alarming violence against transgender people. According to Human Rights Campaign, at least 15 transgender people have been shot or violently killed so far in 2017, most of them women of color.


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  • 08/04/17--12:20: Can Black People Be Racist?
  • Simple question for the IC. Is there a simple answer, and if so, is it yes?

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  • 01/20/14--15:15: The Random Facts Thread
  • Im just going to put all the facts i find on the internet into one thread, kinda like chitlin and his news thread.

    I just got these off the internet, i dont know if they are true or not. Google it if your so curious.

    Ill post infographics and cool educational type gifs in here as well.

    Feel free to post some too if you come across any.

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    Its on my people. We are moving to a new atmosphere. Its coming, its imminent. We cant do notin bout dat.

    Time for me, ALL OF US, to gather and share about we feel during thiese last moments.

    ICly yours

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    Serena Williams is pregnant by the creator of Reddit who is a rich white man. Thoughts?

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    Job searching is one of my least favorite things to do in life. I'm educated, no criminal record, have a good resume, diverse skill set, and a good work ethic but for some reason I've always had a difficult time finding jobs. My job searches always take longer than they should an I always end up becoming very frustrated. What are some ideas to land a job that I want in a reasonable amount of time without becoming angry, frustrated, pissed off and tired?

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    Grant Stinchfield, a host at the NRA’s online television network, made more incendiary comments about Black Lives Matter activists allegedly stoking “racial hatred” against white people.

    Via Media Matters, Stinchfield began a segment on his show by noting that “race relations are strained here in America after eight years of Barack Obama,” although he conceded that they are “nowhere is near as bad as it is in South Africa where white families are being tortured and killed almost every day in racist violence.”

    That said, Stinchfield’s guest, Chuck Holton, cautioned viewers to remain vigilant because Black Lives Matter activists could stoke enough animosity to inspire similar violence against white people in the United States.

    “Right, you know the parallels between what’s happening in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence we’re seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd,” he said. “If we continue to let this get out of control, to go down this path of this racial tension, this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd.”

    Holton did not cite any specific sources for his information that white people in South Africa are allegedly being slaughtered on a mass scale, but he continued to insist that it would happen in the United States if the Black Lives Matter movement succeeded.

    “This has to stop, and if you want to see why it has to stop, you look at South Africa,” he said. “Over — between three and four thousand white South Africans have been killed in the most horrific ways, brutalized, raped, tortured, drug behind cars, had drills taken to them. Some really horrific things.

    GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): Our race relations are strained here in American after eight years of Barack Obama, but nowhere is near as bad as it is in South Africa where white families are being tortured and killed almost every day in racist violence. It is a warning for the United States that you will never hear from the mainstream media in this country. Veteran Army Ranger and Frontlines correspondent Chuck Holton joins me with more on this. Chuck, I know you’ve been looking into this, particularly doing some research, and really the things that we’re starting to learn are frightening and I guess it's not shocking that the mainstream media is not talking about this.

    CHUCK HOLTON: Right, you know the parallels between what’s happening in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence we’re seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd, from people like Louis Farrakhan and his minions, is happening in spades in South Africa. The violence against farmers is being called for by government officials, it's being celebrated by politicians, and the scary thing is, it's kind of a warning for what could happen in the United States if we continue to let this get out of control, to go down this path of this racial tension, this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd.


    HOLTON: This has to stop, and if you want to see why it has to stop, you look at South Africa. Over -- between three and four thousand white South Africans have been killed in the most horrific ways, brutalized, raped, tortured, drug behind cars, had drills taken to them. Some really horrific things.


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    A 6-minute documentary on Carrey and how he came to start painting (amazing works) through his depression and isolation.


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