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    ive received a iphone message that saying the person " emphasized a movie

    what does that mean??i just want to know what that person meant

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    Simple story. Jeremy Lin got dreads. Kenyon Martin accuses him of trying to be black... while having Chinese tattoos. Kenyon Martin doubles down on his remarks, Jeremy Lin completely shuts him down while calling for Black and Asian unity. Martin deletes posts.

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    "The public needs better data about who is being killed."

    In a revelatory new study published Tuesday, Harvard public health researchers report that in 2015, a total of 1,166 people were killed by police in the United States. What’s staggering about this research is not just the massive number of police killings it reports — and knowing that many of those police aren’t disciplined, — but the fact that scientists were able to conduct the study at all. Historically, the U.S. government has been unable to provide a full count of people killed by police that has the confidence of federal statisticians.

    This new study, published Tuesday in PLoS Medicine, is the first to quantify the undercounting of police-related deaths in both a nationwide death certificate data and in a news media-based database — which makes it the most accurate count the public has to date.

    People deserve to know how many people have actually been killed by police, study co-author Justin Feldman tells Inverse. They also deserve to see that information, he adds, in an accurate way from a credible source.

    “There’s also a narrower message directly to the public health community, which is that we are already responsible for collecting data on causes of death, and we’re not doing a good job in this particular instance,” says Feldman, a social epidemiologist and a doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    “There are ways to improve reporting, like integrating local news reports of people being killed by police into public health data and doing more work to figure out what is going on in terms of death not being accurately reported on death certificates.”

    There’s no reliable system that tracks law enforcement-related deaths, so the Harvard team had to use data from two incomplete lists: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s National Vital Statistics System, which is based on state death certificate data, and a data set based on news stories and crowdsourced information compiled by The Guardian called “The Counted.”

    To come to a number of total killings, the researchers used a statistical analysis technique called “capture recapture.” By analyzing how many cases of people killed by police were reported in only The Guardian’s data, only in the CDC data, or in both, they were able to extrapolate the number of the deaths not captured in both data sets. In this case, it appeared that The Guardian documented 93 percent of deaths, while the CDC only documented 44.9 percent.

    “Then we add all those together to get 1,166,” says Feldman. “There’s a confidence interval around that — it’s give or take 15 deaths. That is very close.”

    The data also revealed that undercounting of police-related deaths varied among states in federal data. In Oregon, for example, almost all of the 17 police-related deaths that happened in 2015 were counted, whereas none of the 36 deaths in Oklahoma were. One of the primary reasons this occurred, the researchers note, is because the coroner or medical examiner assigned to the slain individuals did not mention police involvement on their death certificate.

    Undercounting, the scientists report
    , was more common in lower-income counties, in instances where deaths were not caused by a gun, among people under the age of 18, and among black civilians. What this means is that official death certificates failed to count more than half the people killed by police in 2015.

    So how do we get better data? It largely comes down to holding federal systems accountable for creating a reliable system.

    America has attempted to do this before: In the early 2010s, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics attempted to tally killings by police but shuttered the project in March 2014 because reliable data were lacking. States are not federally required to provide this information, and many do not.

    While President Barack Obama was in office, he renewed the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act, which was designed by Virginia Representative Bobby Scott to require law-enforcement agencies to report on civilian deaths that occurred during interactions with law enforcement. This legislation enabled the creation of the Arrests Related Deaths program in 2015 which was designed to integrate Department of Justice data and local news report — but it’s unclear where that program stands today with President Donald Trump.

    “With the change in administration, I don’t know what’s happened to that program — even if it’s continuing, it’s not clear if the data will ever be released to researchers, reporters, or the public,” says Feldman. “I don’t know how valuable it could even be.”

    What is clear, Feldman argues, is ttransparent system to provide the public with data on the number of police-related deaths that occur in a given year. There is power in counting, and knowing the truth, he says, can “better prevent suffering and death.”

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    Two police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Freddie Gray have agreed to face modest internal discipline, bringing a quiet end to the proceedings against them two and a half years after Mr. Gray’s death in police custody prompted violent protests in Baltimore and fueled a national debate over the way the police treat minorities.

    Officers Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero agreed to face “minor disciplinary action,” according to Michael Davey, a lawyer for their police union, who would specify neither their punishment nor the allegations they faced. He said the move ensures they can “continue their careers with the Baltimore Police Department.”

    Mr. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of a spinal cord injury after he was arrested, handcuffed and placed in a police wagon without a seatbelt, leading to nights of rioting, looting and arson in a city with a long-simmering distrust of the police. Prosecutors in Baltimore charged six officers in the arrest and death of Mr. Gray, which was seen as a watershed moment for activists demanding greater accountability from the police.

    But criminal convictions proved elusive. After one mistrial and three acquittals in the first four officers’ trials, prosecutors dropped the remaining cases. Last month, the Justice Department announced it would not file federal charges against the police officers, saying the “evidence is insufficient” to show that they violated Mr. Gray’s civil rights.

    Five of the officers were set to appear publicly before trial boards to face internal disciplinary proceedings, which experts say have a lower standard of evidence than criminal cases. The decision by Officers Miller and Nero, who faced up to a five-day suspension, according to The Baltimore Sun, means they will no longer need to appear for the public proceeding.

    T. J. Smith, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, and Anthony McCarthy, a spokesman for Mayor Catherine Pugh, declined to comment on the agreement.

    But Billy Murphy, a Baltimore lawyer who represents the family of Mr. Gray, called it a “secret deal.”

    “Nobody can determine whether the disciplinary action against the police was fair,” Mr. Murphy said, adding, “It’s impossible for the public to know whether the post-trial proceedings constituted a just result.”

    Mr. Gray was walking in the Sandtown neighborhood on an April morning in 2015 when he made eye contact with a police officer and fled on foot. After officers pursued Mr. Gray, he was then arrested and loaded into a police van, in handcuffs and without a seatbelt, and driven through the neighborhood. He was later found unresponsive and not breathing in the back of the van, and died of a spinal cord injury.

    The driver of the van, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in June 2016. Officer Nero, who faced charges including second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, was acquitted earlier that year, and Officer Miller was never tried.

    Prosecutors said that Officers Nero and Miller conducted an unlawful arrest of Mr. Gray, and that they and other officers broke department rules by failing to buckle Mr. Gray into the van.

    “There were policies that were broken,” said David Jaros, an associate professor of law at the University of Baltimore who followed the cases. “While failure to enact policy may not give rise to criminal convictions, it may well be grounds for some kind of discipline at an administrative level.”

    Three more officers, including Officer Goodson, are scheduled to go before trial boards and, according to The Sun, could be fired from the department.

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    This shit should have its own thread. For if it happens, it will be the most significant event in all our lives.

    Two most important things that you need to know:

    1. On July 28th NK successfully test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that reportedly reached a maximum altitude of 3,700 km (2,300 miles) and went a distance of around 1,000 km (600 miles). Experts estimate that if the missile was flown on a standard trajectory it would have a range of around 9,000 to 10,400 km.

    2. On Aug. 8th the Washington Post reported that US intelligence services concluded late last month that NK can now miniaturize nuclear warheads on its missiles. It has been known that NK has had nuclear weapons for about 10 years.

    So if there is a war with North Korea, it most likely will be a nuclear war, and NK now seems to have the ability to reach most of the US (and Canada).

    In other words, this shit is no joke.

    The is a map of how far NK missiles will need to travel to hit places in the US and Canada:


    If there is a war what will you do?

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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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    “We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”

    A hole as large as Lake Superior or the state of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, and scientists aren't sure why it's there.

    The gigantic, mysterious hole "is quite remarkable," atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, a professor at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus, told me over the phone. "It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice."

    An image of the hole in the sea ice. Image: MODIS-Aqua via NASA Worldview; sea ice contours from AMSR2 ASI via University of Bremen

    Areas of open water surrounded by sea ice, such as this one, are known as polynias. They form in coastal regions of Antarctica, Moore told me. What's strange here, though, is that this polynia is "deep in the ice pack," he said, and must have formed through other processes that aren't understood.

    "This is hundreds of kilometres from the ice edge. If we didn't have a satellite, we wouldn't know it was there." (It measured 80,000 k㎡ at its peak.)

    A polynia was observed in the same location, in Antarctica's Weddell Sea, in the 1970s, according to Moore, who's been working with the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modelling (SOCCOM) group, based at Princeton University, to analyze what's going on. Back then, scientists' observation tools weren't nearly as good, so that hole remained largely unstudied. Then it went away for four decades, until last year, when it reopened for a few weeks. Now it's back again.

    "This is now the second year in a row it's opened after 40 years of not being there," Moore said. (It opened around September 9.) "We're still trying to figure out what's going on."

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    Police review video of cop striking man outside store

    Detroit police officials are reviewing a video that shows an officer striking a shoplifting suspect with a baton during a tussle outside a Detroit store to determine if the use of force was justified.

    Police Chief James Craig said he has reviewed both a shaky 4:52 video that was uploaded to YouTube and more comprehensive surveillance footage from the Meijer store on Eight Mile, where the incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

    “Preliminarily, it appears the officer’s use of force was proper,” Craig said during a news conference Monday at police headquarters. “But we’re not finished with our investigation yet.”

    The 23-year-old suspect was arrested and police are seeking charges of disorderly conduct, and resisting and obstructing. If charged and convicted, he could face up to two years in prison.

    Craig said the trouble began when a security guard told the officer, a 39-year veteran who was moonlighting at the store as part of the Police Department’s Secondary Employment program, that the man had shoplifted some items.

    “It turned out not to be the case,” Craig said, adding the man’s friend produced receipts for the merchandise he’d been accused of stealing.

    The YouTube video begins with a struggle already underway near the store’s exit between the 65-year-old officer, who is assigned to the 11th Precinct, and the suspect.

    The struggle takes both men through the automatic door and into the parking lot. Although it’s not clear in the YouTube video, Craig said store surveillance video shows the man pulled the officer into the parking lot.

    The cameraman in the YouTube video walks outside the store, where the officer is seen pinning the man to the ground. The man eventually rises to his feet, and the officer follows him further away from the store.

    The two men parry for a few minutes in the parking lot, with the officer apparently trying to compel the man to surrender.

    “You’re under arrest,” the officer tells the man, who replies, “You have no legal right to arrest me.”

    The man pulls the officer down, knocking him off balance, and the officer swings his baton, striking the man in the face.

    “Why you hit him?” a bystander asks, and the officer replies, “He’s under arrest.” Another bystander yells, “Not like that.”

    A crowd gathers around the officer and suspect, who keeps yelling “no!” or “go!”

    The officer eventually leads the man back into the store, apparently by the collar, and the video winds down.

    “Any time a police officer uses force, particularly with a side-handle baton, that always looks bad,” Craig said. “It never looks good, although it’s part of our our force continuum.

    “This quickly escalated from active resistance to active aggression.”

    The struggle drew criticism of the officer’s actions by a community group.

    "Hitting people in the head is what led to the death of Malice Green. The officer could've made the arrest without striking him in the head. That's why federal oversight of the DPD should still be in place," said Kenneth Reed of the Coalition Against Police Brutality.

    Craig said the suspect has no arrest record, and the officer has been disciplined in the past, including one incident in which he was censured for using force, although he declined to provide further details about the infraction. Craig added it’s not unusual for a cop to have been disciplined after so many years on the job.

    “There are some concerns I have with this incident,” Craig said. “I hate to Monday-morning quarterback ... but I would have preferred early on, when this officer saw it was beginning to escalate, that he notify dispatch and requested assistance.”

    Craig also said he wanted to find out why store security guards left the scene once tempers began to escalate.

    “I understand the frustration if you’re stopped by a police officer and you’ve done nothing wrong,” Craig said. “But my wisest counsel is to just cooperate. There’s a process of making complaints later on. The officer had a right to investigate, based on the information he had at the time.”

    Craig said the incident would likely have justified the use of a Taser if the officer had been equipped with one. Tasers have already been approved for use by Detroit police and officials are choosing a vendor, Craig said.

    Craig said while the video showing the officer hitting the suspect in the face with his baton is graphic, the officer’s use of force likely was proper — and, he said, the officer accomplished his goal.

    “What was telling was when he deployed the single strike to hit the suspect in the face, the suspect’s resistance stopped, and the officer de-escalated the situation, and there was no force after that,” Craig said.

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    Jay-Z is talking with his team about buying Harvey Weinstein's interest in The Weinstein Company ... TMZ has learned.

    Multiple sources connected to Jay tell us ... Jay, along with several other investors including a famous movie producer and a billionaire, are talking about purchasing Weinstein's 23% interest in the company.

    Jay has had a working relationship with TWC and Harvey ... he has a deal in which he has produced a movie, "The Kalief Browder Story." He has also a Trayvon Martin miniseries slated for production. Jay has a first-look film deal with the company.

    Our sources say Jay wants his relationship with the company to continue and grow, and since Harvey is out he's looking at acquiring a substantial equity stake in the company.


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    (CNN) More than 50 years after President John F. Kennedy was slain in full view of the world, the final government documents about his death are set for release.

    That is, unless President Donald Trump, citing national security, certifies that some unreleased or redacted files be kept from public view.

    The documents are among the last of still-secret papers the government amassed on the assassination. Some grand jury and tax documents will remain secret.

    The JFK Records Act passed in 1992, following the release of the Oliver Stone movie "JFK" and a surge in interest about the killing. The law mandated the government release the remaining files to the public and gave it 25 years to do so. October 26, 2017, will mark 25 years since then-President George H.W. Bush signed the measure into law and is the deadline for full release.

    But concern has abounded from advocates of total disclosure that the Trump administration might block some of the release at the behest of the intelligence community.

    The National Archives said government agencies had deemed files covered by the act prior to its passage too sensitive for release, and the Archives would not characterize them outside of noting many are likely only somewhat related to the investigation.

    They run the gamut from FBI to CIA materials and all manner of documents said to pertain to investigations into Kennedy's death.

    The Archives said the full collection -- much of which is already publicly available -- spans millions of documents.

    Many files have been released about the Kennedy assassination over the years, including some in redacted form. Barring a waiver from the President, the obscured text will be revealed, and the Archives posted a tranche of files in July ahead of the October deadline.

    CIA spokesperson Nicole de Haay said, "CIA continues to engage in the process to determine the appropriate next steps with respect to any previously-unreleased CIA information."

    The FBI and the White House did not respond to requests for comment on the upcoming deadline.

    'It's time to let the people know the truth'

    Two Republican lawmakers said they intend to push the administration to release the full archives.

    Rep. Walter Jones, R-North Carolina, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have unveiled legislation urging full compliance with the spirit of the 1992 law.

    In an interview with CNN, Jones said his next step would be to reach out to political consultant Roger Stone -- an ally of the President and co-author of a book that claims President Lyndon Johnson was at the center of a conspiracy to kill JFK -- to lobby Trump personally on full release. Stone is an outspoken advocate for complete disclosure of the Kennedy files.

    "I'm going to play that card," Jones said of reaching out to Stone.

    Jones said reading a book by Larry Sabato, a leading researcher into the assassination, sparked his interest in the files and led him to take action. He said he will continue working with his colleagues to drum up public demand for the Kennedy papers. He said there was no justification for the government to withhold some files and called it plain "wrong" to keep information from the public.

    "For God's sake, it's time to let the people know the truth," Jones said.

    Jones said he was unsure if there would be any major revelation in the remaining files and described the process of studying the assassination as "like a puzzle" where different pieces of information could eventually build a complete story.

    Grassley took to Twitter following the two Republicans' announcement on their efforts, saying it was an example of over-classification.

    Widespread speculation

    The full release of the documents would mark the end of a decades-long struggle for researchers to get a hold of all available information, but will certainly not quell the debate over Kennedy's death.

    The US government, via the Warren Commission report, declared Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and without assistance to kill Kennedy before Jack Ruby murdered him while in custody.

    The Warren Commission report did little to put alternate theories to rest.

    For his part, Jones said he thought others besides Oswald were involved in the murder but that he could not speak to what degree without access to more information.

    "My thinking is that there were other individuals and possibly agencies that were complicit," Jones said.

    There has been widespread public speculation and in-depth research about the Kennedy assassination. A Gallup poll in 2013 showed 61% of respondents said more than one person was involved in the shooting and some pointed to the Mafia, the government, the CIA, Cuba and others as playing a role.

    Trump himself touted an alternate theory to the Kennedy assassination on the campaign trail last year, when he alleged Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's father could have been a part of a plot to kill Kennedy. Trump's comments were widely criticized.

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    The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.

    "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.

    The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.

    Earlier this year, the National Organization for Women urged the Boy Scouts to admit girls to the entire program, supporting the efforts of a New York teenager, Sydney Ireland, to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, as her older brother did.

    "I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do — earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," she told NBC News. "The Girl Scouts is a great organization, but it's just not the program that I want to be part of. I think girls should just have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender."

    In the past, the Girl Scouts have been cool to the idea of admitting girls into the Boy Scouts, citing research that showed many girls learn best in an all-female environment.

    "We are unparalleled in our ability to build great female leaders who contribute to society at every level," said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, a psychologist who helps guide the Girl Scouts.


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    So are there men out there that don't mind taking the primary chefing role in a relationship?

    I don't see why a woman should automatically be expected to be the main kitchen slave if both parties are working full time jobs. I also don't think it says less about you as a man if you take that role, nor does it say less about you as a woman if you're just not into cooking. That's just me.

    In our house we split cooking duties during the week and then I usually do most of the cooking on the weekends, unless we're grilling.

    Feel free to post pics of your skills and don't be posting your girl or your mama's cooking either.

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    Don’t let her doll face fool you, Julia Vins is a powerful young woman. The 20-year-old is a powerlifter who started the sport to improve her self esteem when she was 15. One of the coaches at the gym saw she had talent and the potential to become a competitive weightlifter.

    Julia may be known as “Muscle Barbie” but she is very confident of who she is. “I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong,” says Julia. The Russian is often criticized for choosing a sport deemed unfeminine but Julia sees it as her true calling. She won the 2014 World Powerlifting Championships in Moscow, Russia. She also broke three world records in squat, bench press, and deadlift.

    She works hard for that body.

    Julia trains four times a week, anywhere from three to five hours at a time.
    Nutrition is important.

    She eats about five to six small meals a day to keep up with her rigorous training.

    She keeps it simple.

    Her meals usually consist of chicken, rice, vegetables, cheese, and eggs.

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    PATERNITY...The man taking off work 'supposedly' to assist in caring for a newborn baby.

    Anybody here ever took it?
    With the new FMLA law the letting new fathers take off up to 12 weeks (although not all paid) for Paternity leave.

    So my question is:
    Does this contribute to the constant feminization of our society? Is it just a paid vacation?

    You bout to be changin' diapers nigga?

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    Wow they racist af nq6830xywxl1.png

    Even when they can't see your ass lmao

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