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    Racial bias by doctors may explain why whites are far more likely to get addicted to prescription opioids, a leading expert said.

    Research shows that doctors are far less likely to prescribe prescription opioids to their black and Latino patients, making them less vulnerable to develop an addiction to those drugs, said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

    “[We know] that doctors prescribe narcotics more cautiously to their non-white patients,” he said on NPR on Saturday. “It would seem that if the patient is black, the doctor is more concerned about the patient becoming addicted, or maybe they’re more concerns about the patient selling their pills, or maybe they are less concerned about pain in that population.”

    “But the black patient is less likely to be prescribed narcotics, and therefore less likely to wind up becoming addicted to the medication. So what I believe is happening is that racial stereotyping is having a protective effect on non-white populations,” Kolodny added.

    Doctors are more likely to prescribe opioid medications to white patients, multiple studies show. A 2016 study found “significant racial-ethnic disparities” in opioid prescriptions for patients discharged from emergency rooms, “with non-Hispanic Blacks being less likely…to receive opioid prescription at discharge for back pain and abdominal pain…compared to non-Hispanic whites after adjusting for other covariates.” Another 2016 study found that blacks are "systemically undertreated for pain relative to white Americans” by medical students and residents.

    Over the last year, the recent opioid epidemic has garnered headlines across the country. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 33,091 people perishing from prescription pain relievers and heroin overdoses. Of those deaths, 27,056—or about 82 percent—were white.

    Last month, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a “public health emergency,” but stopped short of calling it a national emergency, which would have triggered significant funding.

    But the epidemic has been years in the making: Sales of prescription pain relievers in 2010 were four times those in 1999, while the admission rate for use disorder treatment increased six fold in the same time period.

    “We have to prevent more people from becoming addicted to opioids, and that's not lecturing to kids, don't do drugs,” Kolodny told NPR. “More than anything else, that's about promoting much more cautious prescribing so that we don't directly addict patients and so that people don't indirectly become addicted because we've stocked everybody's home with a highly addictive drug.”

    This is not the first time the United States has faced an opioid epidemic.

    In the 1970s, black and Latino communities faced an unprecedented rise in heroin use and overdoses. Similarly, the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s mostly affected minorities. However, the response from public officials during these crises was to criminalize drug use and enforce mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

    For Kolodny and others, the race of those affected explains the difference in response.

    “What…we got from policymakers was a message that we could potentially arrest our way out of the problem,” Kolodny said. “What we got was a war on drugs and a crackdown on crime. What we're seeing now is a very different response now that we've got an addiction epidemic that's disproportionately white.”

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  • 10/13/17--20:46: Body bag thread

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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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    Deflection @ it's finest! RIP 2 the Vic's.

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    John Kelly Says ‘Lack Of An Ability To Compromise Led To The Civil War’

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Monday said that the Civil War stemmed from a “lack of an ability to compromise,” ignoring that the two sides fought over whether slavery should be legal.

    Kelly made the comments in an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, also telling the new Fox host that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was an “honorable man.”

    Ingraham asked Kelly about a church in Virginia that decided to remove plaques honoring George Washington and Robert E. Lee since the plaques “create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbors.”

    Kelly said that Americans should not “take what is today accepted as right and wrong” and apply it to history.

    “It shows you how much of a lack of appreciation of history and what history is. I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man. He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state
    , which in 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first, back in those days, and now it’s different today,” Kelly told Ingraham.

    But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil war,” he added. “And men of women of good faith on both sides made their stand, where their conscience had them make their stand.”


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    Wife has friends and associates in Las Vegas right now. They talmbout there's an active shooter near Mandalay Bay. I'lll see if I can get a link, but some chick was streaming that she was an Uber driver and dropped off fare and as soon as dude got out the car he got hit in the chest, so her ass bailed on foot streaming the whole time.

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    Members of the Homestead community in Florida are honoring 4-year-old Tania Page’s short life after she was murdered by her mother on Halloween.

    On Monday (Nov. 6), Florida native Tina Farrington was charged with first degree murder over the death of her daughter. The 31-year-old confessed to investigators that she smothered her with a pillow for talking back, CBS Miami reports. The incident was also reportedly seen by Farrington’s other child.

    Farrington then transported Taina’s remains into her 2013 Nissan Altima. On Sunday morning (Nov.5) she put the body in a dumpster located in her apartment complex.

    Neighbor Dahriana Correa said she might’ve seen the act happen.“She backed up her car and everything and I was like that’s weird that she’s backing up her car to throw away garbage,” she said. A few hours later, Tania’s remains were found by another neighbor throwing out their trash.

    “Every time I close my eyes I can see her face,” said another neighbor Indira Blanco. She and the neighbor attempted to do CPR, but noticed her body was decomposing. “When I opened blanket, I said, “No, she was dead.’ The side of her face was crushed, like someone beat her up. Whoever did it, I mean how could they do it. There’s no excuse, there is no excuse to do that.”

    During a court hearing Monday, Farrington showed no emotion while standing silent in front of the judge. A public defender for Farrington believes she may suffer from “mental issues.”

    Miami beach police officer Leon Page was identified as the father. In the past, the two went through a custody trial after Page was accused of hitting their other child. “We send our deepest condolences and prayers to Officer Leon Paige and his family on the loss of his daughter. We kindly request his privacy be respected during this very difficult time,” a statement from Miami Beach Police Department said.

    The Florida Department of Children and Families said they plan to launch an investigation of their own into the case. “We are disgusted and devastated by the death of this innocent girl,” Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Jessica Sims said in a statement. “DCF has opened a child death investigation to review all circumstances that led to this tragedy and will assist police in any possible to hold anyone responsible accountable for this heinous act.”

    Farrington is currently being held without bond. She has not entered a plea for the crime.

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    Ryan Grant, a former accountant from Minneapolis, Minn., he says now generates almost $4 million dollars in revenue by finding sale items in Walmart, Target and Toys R Us, then using the Amazon seller app to compare them to online prices

    Buy low, sell high. It’s a simple idea that a bored accountant used to create a multi-million dollar business, and one that he says you can replicate as a side-hustle.

    Ryan Grant, a 28 year-old former accountant from Minneapolis, Minnesota, started shopping for sales in popular retail stores.

    He would beeline for the clearance rack and buy items in bulk. But instead of purchasing what he liked, Grant came armed with a secret weapon: an Amazon seller account and his phone.

    Grant would find sale items in Walmart, Target and Toys R Us, then used the Amazon seller app to compare them to online prices.

    During her own experiment of buying high and selling low, which aired on 'Good Morning America,' tech contributor Becky Worley found a set of Sharpie pens marked down to $10. On Amazon, they are selling for $17.89.

    Soon, Grant learned the basics of business by buying low, listing on Amazon, selling high and repeating. Using this plan, he left his accountant job and started a part-time gig that he says now generates almost $4 million dollars in revenue.

    “I was able to get that to about $1,000 a month in profit working about 10 hours a week," Grant told "Good Morning America."

    Amazon has its own marketplace, not unlike eBay, where businesses and individuals can sell almost anything.

    The seller app let’s users scan a barcode and see the going rate on Amazon. Grant realized that if the price online was 50 percent higher than the price in store, he could net a profit.

    Since this started as a side-hustle for Grant, I wanted to see what the learning curve was and try it myself.

    A how-to on buying low, selling high on Amazon.

    It takes me a total of five minutes to create an Amazon seller account. It ties into your existing Amazon account, so all you really need to add is your Social Security number and bank information. The seller account I signed up for costs $39 a month.

    I download the seller app to my phone and head to a local superstore. I go straight to the clearance rack and fire up the app. I use the built-in barcode scanner to quickly check prices on all the items.

    I find a set of Sharpie pens marked down to $10. On Amazon, they are selling for $17.89. I also find a ninja toy marked down to $4 that’s $9.49 online, and a set of snow tire chains on clearance for $25 but selling on Amazon for $59.99.

    Calculating my profit is not exactly simple, so let me try to explain: the app does a good job showing you what you will make after Amazon takes a percentage in fees.

    My tire chains had a $9 Amazon fee, $1.42 fee on the toy and $2.68 on the pens.

    The issue of shipping.

    Since I have a short time-frame for this experiment, I choose mail to sellers directly. It's not terribly cost effective and it takes my total profit down to about $35.

    Grant, on the other hand, is working at a larger scale--but he says even a part-timer can do this.

    Grant buys as many of an item as he can and sends it all to an Amazon warehouse. They do the shipping to individual customers. It’s what that phrase “fulfillment by Amazon” means next to an item. It saves him the hassle of shipping, but he factors 50 cents per pound in cost on every item he has to bulk-mail to the Amazon warehouse.

    Individual sellers like me can mail directly to customers, but there’s a lot of postage costs that Amazon can even out at its scale. It’s this fulfillment by Amazon that Grant says makes the business viable in ways it wasn’t in the past by using eBay or Craigslist.

    Grant's advice for profiting big.

    Grant says he’s on track to gross nearly $4 million in total sales this year. He pays 11 employees including himself, and his salary is $60,000 a year. He says the company nets a profit of about 10 to 15 percent, but he is reinvesting that back into the business to grow it.

    When asked if he thinks this is a viable side-hustle, he says, "Yes, but give yourself a few months to learn." Grant also noted that it takes one to two months to figure out a system, understand what sells and find good sale items.

    As for his two worst purchases along the learning curve: a Dremel-like dog nail trimmer and life-size Elsa dolls. But for a man who’s figured out how to get paid to bargain hunt, it seems like they are lessons well learned.

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    Details Of Nicki Minaj’s Brother’s Child Rape Case Emerge

    Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj is currently on trial for predatory sex assault against a child and acting in a manner likely to injure a child under 13 years old.

    Word is Nicki may testify on his behalf.

    If she does, she should be prepared for a backlash, because the details of the case are as ugly as you can imagine.

    Prosecutors have argued that Maraj treated his 11-year old stepdaughter as an “indentured sex object,” attacking her orally and vaginally up to four times a week.

    I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that the girl’s medical exam can prove penetration”, prosecution witness Dr. Aaron Miller told the court yesterday.

    Prosecutors also told the jury that the girl’s eight-year-old brother witnessed some of the abuse and Maraj beat him so he would keep quiet.

    Police have said that they found Maraj’s semen on the groin area of the girl’s pajama pants.

    Maraj’s lawyer David Schwartz is arguing that the girl’s mother Jacqueline Robinson married Maraj in 2015 for the purpose of getting money from his famous sister Nicki by having her daughter lie to police about a sexual assault.

    Schwartz claims that Robinson planted Maraj’s semen on her daughter’s pajamas. He also told the court that Robinson told Minaj ‘I can make the charges go away for $25 million.’

    The trial continues next week. Maraj faces 25 to life if convicted.


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    The discovery of racist graffiti galvanized the Air Force Academy in September, and the superintendent of the Colorado campus turned that into a teaching moment with a speech about diversity and tolerance that found more than a million viewers on the internet.

    Now officials say the scrawled slur in a dormitory was a hoax by one of its targets, a black cadet candidate.

    The words “Go home,” followed by a racial slur, were found scrawled in marker on message boards outside the rooms of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in late September. The discovery led to an uproar on campus, and the widely shared video of a speech by the superintendent, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria.

    “If you demean someone in any way, you need to get out,” General Silveria said in the speech, which was viewed more than one million times on the academy’s YouTube channel. “If you can’t treat someone from another race, or different color skin, with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.”

    Although the slurs were discovered at the preparatory school, a 10-month program that prepares candidates for admission to the academy proper, General Silveria said “it would be naïve” to think the episode did not reflect on the academy and the Air Force as a whole.

    Academy officials swiftly began an investigation. They said in a statement on Tuesday that the cadet candidate had admitted to writing the slurs and was no longer enrolled at the school.

    “We can confirm that one of the cadet candidates who was allegedly targeted by racist remarks written outside of their dorm room was actually responsible for the act,” the academy said. “The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation.”

    General Silveria said Tuesday that he stood by the underlying message of his speech, which invoked some of the nation’s most divisive racial events.

    “Regardless of the circumstances under which those words were written, they were written, and that deserved to be addressed,” he told The Colorado Springs Gazette, referring to the slurs. “You can never overemphasize the need for a culture of dignity and respect — and those who don’t understand those concepts, aren’t welcome here.”

    The academy said it would provide no further details on the matter, even though there may be “additional information already in the public space.”

    That was an apparent reference to the report by The Gazette, which said the candidate had committed the act in a bid to get out of trouble for other misconduct.

    The episode over the racist graffiti was propelled into national attention weeks after white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Va., and amid protests by N.F.L. players over racial inequality, events that General Silveria discussed in his speech.

    Tracye Whitfield, the mother of one of the students whose message board was written on, posted a photo on Facebook of the slur, saying the country had to do better. “So many young black men are getting killed, and there is no justice for them,” Ms. Whitfield told KKTV. “It’s a nerve-racking feeling. These racial slurs cannot be tolerated.”

    As news spread online that a black student had written the slurs, some called on General Silveria to directly address the episode as a hate crime hoax.

    The episode renewed concerns that falsely reported hate crimes could make it more difficult for people with legitimate grievances to be taken seriously, particularly in a time when the reports of hate crimes are highly politicized.

    “There are opportunists who try to paint this problem as indicative that they are not occurring, when they actually are,” said Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. While hoaxes form a tiny percentage of total hate crime reports, Mr. Levin said he had an “anecdotal sense that we have seen somewhat of an increase in these hoaxes over the last year or so.”

    One such instance came in December 2016, when an 18-year-old Muslim woman who claimed that three men attacked her on a Manhattan subway and tried to pull off her hijab was charged with filing a false report.

    “Any false reports of bias incidents are seized on by those who want to create the impression that no hate crime reporting is legitimate,” said Ibrahim Hooper, the spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We have seen an unprecedented spike in the number of hate- and bias-related incidents targeting American Muslims and others across the board.”

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    WaPo: Woman Accuses Roy Moore Of Sexual Encounter When She Was 14

    An Alabama woman accused the state’s Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

    Leigh Corfman told the Washington Post that Moore asked her for her phone number in 1979, when she was 14 years old, as she sat outside a courtroom while her mother was inside for a hearing.

    Days later, Corfman said, Moore drove her to his home, complimented her appearance, and kissed her. During a second visit to Moore’s home, Corfman told the Washington Post, Moore removed his and her clothes, touched her over her underwear, and guided her hand to do the same over his “tight white” undergarments.

    Corfman told the Washington Post, “I wasn’t ready for that — I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one.”

    “I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” Corfman told the Washington Post. She said she was thinking, “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”

    Corfman told the Washington Post that she and Moore did not have intercourse, and that after she dressed, she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.

    The age of consent in Alabama is 16 years of age.

    The Washington Post reported that two of Corfman’s childhood friends said she told them she was involved with an older man, and one said Corfman identified Moore in particular.

    Nancy Wells, Corfman’s mother, told the Washington Post that Corfman told her about the encounter more than a decade later.

    The Washington Post reported that three other women said Moore pursued them when he was in his early 30s and they were in their teens, between the ages of 16 and 18, but none of them said Moore coerced them into sexual encounters.

    Wendy Miller told the Washington Post that Moore first approached her when she was 14 years old, and asked her on dates when she was 16 years old. Her mother squashed the latter, according to Miller.

    Debbie Wesson Gibson told the Washington Post that Moore asked her out when she was 17 years old and that they went on several dates but their physical involvement was limited to kissing.

    Gloria Thacker Deason told the Washington Post that Moore began taking her on dates that involved alcohol when she was 18 years old. The legal drinking age in Alabama, according to the Washington Post, was 19 years of age.

    Moore denied the claims in the report.

    “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said in a statement to the Washington Post.

    In a statement to reporters, Moore’s campaign called the allegations a “last ditch Hail Mary” by “national liberal organizations.”

    The campaign noted that the Washington Post’s editorial board endorsed Democratic candidate Doug Jones and claimed the Washington Post has “engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge’s record and career and derail his campaign” for months.

    “In fact, just two days ago, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a retraction demand to the Post for the false stories they wrote about the Judge’s work and compensation,” the campaign said. “After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they would have been made public long before now.”

    Moore has a long history of controversial comments, many related to sexuality. In 2005, he said homosexual activity should be illegal and compared it to bestiality. In November 2016, he said a Supreme Court ruling that required states to license and recognize same-sex marriage was “even worse in a sense” than Dred Scott.

    In October, he said that the federal judge who blocked President Donald Trump’s policy that would have excluded transgender people from military service “should be impeached,” and incorrectly claimed the American Psychiatric Association considered “transgenderism to be a mental disorder” until 2013.

    Elected Republicans have nevertheless embraced him for his party affiliation.

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    If so, what are some of the best plays/musicals have you seen ?

    and what are your opinions on them ?

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    TripAdvisor will place warning badges on the pages of businesses where safety issues, including violent incidents like assault and rape, have been reported. The travel review and booking site was criticized earlier this month for removing a 2010 review of Iberosar Paraiso Maya in which the writer, Kristie Love, described being raped by a security guard at the Mexican resort.

    TripAdvisor issued a public apology and restored the review, saying it had been deleted under an older policy that allowed only “family-friendly language” on the site, but the controversy raised questions about how TripAdvisor moderates negative posts about businesses it makes money from, particularly if there are safety issues involved.

    Underscoring the issue is the increasing focus on the prevalence of sexual assault, especially after more than 50 women came forward with allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, and the culture of silence that enables offenders to repeatedly abuse women.

    In a statement, a TripAdvisor spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company will make the decision to display badges on pages “any time we believe there is a current health, safety or discrimination issue relevant to travellers as reported on by either our traveller community or by news media. As always, we encourage consumers to do additional research outside of TripAdvisor. We remain as committed as ever to providing travellers everywhere with useful and accurate information and absolutely agree that TripAdvisor should be a platform for other travellers to be made aware of incidents like this.”

    The Iberostar Paraiso Maya is one of the first three businesses to have the badges placed on their TripAdvisor pages (the other two are the Grand Velas Riviera Maya and the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, also resorts in Mexico).

    As shown below, the badge, highlighted in red, appears on top of pages and says “TripAdvisor has been made aware of recent media reports or events concerning this property which may not be reflected in reviews found on this listing. Accordingly, you may wish to perform additional research for information about this property when making your travel plans.”

    TripAdvisor restored Love’s review after the Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee published an investigative report earlier this month that said the site had removed warnings about assaults and rapes posted by her and other users on business pages.

    In its response, the company said that when Love’s review was posted in 2010, the site had a policy that all reviews needed to be written in “family-friendly language." It was later changed in order to allow reviews that contain first-hand descriptions of incidents including rape and assault. Love’s review was republished because it doesn’t violate TripAdvisor’s current policy, the company said.

    Despite the restoring of Love’s review and its new badge program, TripAdvisor continues to face scrutiny over how it handles user reviews. The Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee reported today that U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

    Baldwin wrote in a letter to FTC acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen that TripAdvisor “may be prioritizing profits over providing an open, honest forum for traveler reviews” and that “limiting or removing reviews that detail unsafe conditions could put future travelers, who look to TripAdvisor for accurate information, at risk.”

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    let me set it off like this...


    if you didn't have one of these joints hanging in at least one of your classrooms you're either old and decrepit and possibly dead already or a product of the crack era.

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  • 11/09/17--14:52: Quick idea
  • With all this mass shootings and mental health issues; how do y’all feel about implementing some sort of monitoring system on children at an early age to observe certain types of behavioral actions to quickly diagnose the child before developing. Since most parents, at times, are unaware of how the child behaves and also, at times, refuses to take the child to a mental facility(they also be lazy).This will prevent children from developing severe mental health issues as an early diagnosis can help prevent the child’s development from worsening. Just a thought

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    You said "I do", and then she says "I don't". But instead of divorcing you, she tries to kill you. That's the bizarre story of what happened to one local man.

    Ramon Sosa married his dream girl, Maria, or so he thought. They were married for six years, but like 50 percent of marriages these days, she wanted a divorce.  Instead of waiting for it to be finalized, Maria took things into her own hands to end it once and for all by hiring a hit man to kill her husband for a small fee of $2,000.

    What Maria didn't know was the man she hired was a friend of Ramon’s and he ratted her out. Ramon then went to Montgomery County deputies and worked with them to take her down. But that meant Ramon had to fake his own murder. Photos show him lying in a grave pretending to die from a gunshot wound to the head by the hitman. The pictures were sent as proof, and then deputies did their work.

    Maria is now serving 20 years in prison for the crime.

    Body bag!

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    ....... Continuing our information enriched pilgrimage to the Ganjaland..

    My Everclear Extraction Hash Recipe


    You'll Need:

    Everclear [a good substitute for this is 99% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.. but it won't taste as good for reasons i'm still unclear on..]
    2 Mason Jars w/ Lids
    1 Metal Mesh Coffee Filter [Cone Shaped]
    1 Spoon
    1 Pyrex Dish/Plate
    3 Or More Grams Of Stem/Seed Free Shake

    The THC molecule consists of over 300 smaller building blocks that fall into a number of groups.. The most interesting of these are cannabinoids & what are known as CBD's. The cannabinoids possess psychoactive properties while the CBD's possess the therapeutically beneficial aspects. & Somewhere in the mists of these divine gifts lurk shadowy agents that act as inhibitors to keep you from experiencing the total effects of that particular strain. The following process is one of a handful of ways to extract & isolate the psychoactive effects from the restraints of inhibition.. In layman's terms, if you take your time & do this right, it's gonna fuck your silly ass up..

    Step 1: 1st, clean every stem, seed & superfluous particle of debris from the shake you plan on using.. Remember that [much like life] you get out of it what you put in.. Next... Freeze your everclear, weed shake & mason jars for 4 hours before you begin because cold is the key to separating the tricombs [thc resin glands] from the plant matter. When you're ready to begin, take your everclear, weed shake, & 1 mason jar out of the freezer & set a timer for 4 minutes & 45 seconds.. Pour the shake into your mason jar, add just enough everclear to cover top of the shake, & then screw the lid back on tightly. Press start on your count down timer & begin to swirl the mixture in a washing machine style, as opposed to shaking the jar randomly, until the time is up.

    Step 2: Grab the 2nd mason jar from the freezer, open it, & set the coffee filter within the mouth of the jar. Then, with one hand holding the filter in place & the other gripping the jar containing the weed/everclear mixture, carefully pour the contents slowly so that all land within the mesh filter. Sitting the 1st jar to the side & grabbing your spoon, you want to quickly strain the excess liquid from the soggy shake. If you watch closely, you'll notice a greenish color in the last of the liquid that you've strained. That is gonna be the chlorophyll which has been dissolved by the water in the alcohol.. This reaction takes place after 5 minutes of plant matter/alcohol contact. We want as little chlorophyll in our hash as possible so stop straining immediately when you detect it. Close your 2nd mason jar's lid tightly & place it back into the freezer for 20 minutes.


    Step 3: Take the 2nd jar from the freezer & swirl it's contents around to loosen the tricomb mud from the bottom of the jar & pour it into the pyrex dish. Let it dry in a lint/dust free area until all liquid is gone & the dish's remaining contents have air dried for 2 hours.. When this method has been mastered, your hash should come out perfectly golden.


    Step 4: Heat enough water to fill the bottom of a shallow pan a few centimeters & then sit the dish containing the hash in the water. After about 30 seconds, the hash should easily scrape up with a razor blade & can be smoked in a joint or pressed into a solid piece to be later sliced off in chunks for smoking through bongs or pipes..

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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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