Monday, August 31, 2015

'Mama & Aunt Jeannie'---Obama will be focusing on climate change when he arrives in Alaska today

How much longer can 'Nanooks' family hold on ?
My name is Jennifer Carano ,I am 11 years old, in the 6th grade Shreveport ,Louisiana .
I joined GREENPEACE in the second grade to help my mama and Aunt Jeannie in Canada to share with you how we need to work together on climate change. 
Now I need your help . I am not asking for money , just a little of your time to let all our voices be heard.
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Jennifer  Carano-
I wanted to make sure you saw this important update from last week on the fight to save the Arctic. 

President Obama arrived in Alaska today to talk climate change, just weeks after granting Shell final approval to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea. That means — now more than ever — we have a chance to make sure he hears our message: the President can't be a leader on climate change and give Shell the green light to drill in the Arctic Ocean. Will you write a letter to help make sure President Obama does the logical thing and ends oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic?

President Obama hopes to use this Alaska trip to build a climate legacy, but opening the Arctic to a destructive company like Shell is hardly the leadership we need on climate change. We’ve created a new tool to help you send a more personal message to President Obama. 

Tell President Obama why saving the Arctic and fighting climate change matter to you. Write your letter right now.

The President can still stop Shell from drilling for oil in Alaskan waters. Give him the wake up call he needs to protect Arctic communities and prevent runaway climate change. 

For the Arctic, 

April Glaser
Arctic Campaigner, Greenpeace USA

P.S. If you’ve already written a letter, that’s great! Be sure to share it on social media and consider joining Greenwire, our growing team of grassroots activists around the country fighting to save the Arctic.
Jennifer Carano, 
Speak your mind to save the Arctic.

Send your letter to President Obama today!
Next Monday, President Obama will visit Alaska to highlight the impacts of climate change on the region. 

The President recently said, “Alaskans are on the frontlines of one of the greatest challenges we face this century: climate change.” Then just days later, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. 

Are you confused by that logic? So are we! Write a personal letter to President Obama and tell him you think he should protect the Arctic and our climate.

Activists have taken to the water in kayaks, hung from bridges, and rallied around the world to save the Arctic; more than 7 million people have signed the petition calling for the president to stop Shell. If you haven’t been able to join us in person yet, this is the perfect time to lend your voice. We’ve created a new tool to make it easy for you to speak personally about why you care about the Arctic. 

Send a letter to President Obama telling him why you care about saving the Arctic.

It’s clear that with this trip, President Obama wants to secure his climate legacy. Unfortunately, he is also opening the Alaskan Arctic to what be a destructive oil rush — hardly climate leadership. 

The fact that the President thinks he’s making real progress on climate change while allowing Shell to drill shows that he isn’t in tune with the demands from people around the country (and the world) to keep Arctic oil in the ground. 

Tell President Obama why true climate leadership means stopping Shell from drilling in Alaska. Write your letter today.

We will deliver these letters to President Obama so that he can hear personally from individuals around the nation and the world who oppose Arctic drilling. The President can still revoke Shell’s permission to drill for oil in Alaskan waters. Doing so is essential to avoiding runaway climate change and potential devastation for Alaskan communities and wildlife. 

It’s crucial that we show President Obama this fight’s not over. 

For the Arctic, 

April Glaser 
Arctic Campaigner, Greenpeace USA 

P.S. President Obama has said that the impacts of climate change in Alaska should be “our wake up call.” We think President Obama needs a wake up call on Arctic drilling. Will you help us send him one? Send your message to President Obama today.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cosby’s biggest accuser comes out: Will his defenders finally believe her story now?

She’s gay. Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby’s most prominent accuser and the woman who took him to court 10 years ago, is gay. So would you consider now that what she says he did to her was against her will?

From the start of the still ongoing and increasingly damning pile of accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, there has been a persistent portion of his defenders who’ve insisted that, obviously, they all wanted it. Why else were they hanging out with him? What else did they expect? The fact that some of them admitted to prior consensual sex with him seemed only to bolster this line of thinking. And for the record, regardless of prior history, here’s what anyone who says she was drugged and sexually assaulted did not expect: being drugged and sexually assaulted. But Constand’s case is unique.

In her 2005 lawsuit, Temple University employee Constand claimed that during a visit with the entertainer, he gave her three blue “herbal” pills and then “touched her breasts and vaginal area, rubbed his penis against her hand, and digitally penetrated” her. But at the time, “a source close to” the investigation tipped off ABC News that they were looking into determining if what happened was in fact consensual. Over a dozen other Jane Does later came forward to say that Cosby had done something similar to them. The suit was settled a year later.

In court documents from Constand’s case released last week, Cosby painted himself as one super cool number, saying, “I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.” As for what happened with Constand, he described it as, “playing sex, we’re playing, petting, we’re playing.” He said that when Constand’s mother learned of and was upset about the incident, he told Constand, “Tell your mother about the orgasm. Tell your mother how we talked.”

Riiiiiiight. As the Washington Post says in a headline for the ages, “Genius seducer Bill Cosby didn’t realize key accuser was gay, new documents say.” Cosby’s team has of late been attempting to do damage control and accusing Constand of violating the confidentiality agreement, for such offenses — I kid you not — as tweeting earlier this month, “Yes!” and “Sir!” In a motion filed Tuesday, Constand’s team argued that Cosby “fails to realize that the settlement in this matter was designed to compensate Plaintiff for the injuries Defendant inflicted upon her and to silence BOTH sides. In fact, Defendant has openly engaged in a media blitz.” And more damningly, it says, “In his narcissistic view of the world, Defendant believes that Plaintiff’s every tweet must be about him. He is as perceptive in this belief as he claims to be in his interpretation of non-verbal cues from women he wants to seduce. The tweets do not include any hashtags and were sent during the time period that there was extensive publicity about gay marriage. As defendant admits in his deposition, despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize Plaintiff was gay until the police told him.” And a report by People on Tuesday adds that Constand was also in a relationship with a woman at the time of the alleged assault.

Now, let’s get this out of the way  — no one is saying that a gay person can’t ever have a consensual sexual encounter with a person of another gender, that it can’t be a satisfying one, or that she can’t be non-monogamous. But if that was the case, why turn around and accuse the guy of sexual assault? Why say that she now “sits quietly listening to descriptions fed to the media of celebrity parties and ‘disco biscuits,’ knowing that she never attended a celebrity party or requested to take a disco biscuit (or ever even heard that term, for that matter), or any drug or other medication that would render her unconscious”? What if — just go with me here for a moment — a young gay woman with a girlfriend was actually not sexually attracted to a 67-year-old man more than twice her age? What if she saw him as a friendly acquaintance and a prominent alumnus of the university where she worked? What if she and the nearly four dozen other women who’ve come forward with astonishingly similar stories are telling the truth? Because that doesn't sound so farfetched .

Then again, there’s likely nothing that can convince the die-hard Cosby believers that their hero could do any wrong. For them, what’s good enough is the word of an icon. And for them, he’s a man who simply explained it all away in 2005 by saying, “I think Andrea is a liar and I know she’s a liar because I was there. I was there."

Just wondering , who in hell dressed old Cosby , the old ass face.
Whoever it was got the clothes from a swap meet  ....HeHeHe

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Crowd packs former President Carter's Sunday school after his cancer spreads

Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School classes at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. The 90-year-old Carter gave one lesson to about 300 people filling the small Baptist church that he and his wife, Rosalynn, attend. It was Carter's first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Jan Williams gives instructions as people wait to enter Maranatha Baptist Church for Sunday School class Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. On Sunday morning, former President Jimmy Carter will teach his first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
People wait in line to enter Maranatha Baptist Church for Sunday School class Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. On Sunday morning, former President Jimmy Carter will teach his first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Former President Jimmy Carter opens up a Bible while teaching Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. The 90-year-old Carter gave one lesson to about 300 people filling the small Baptist church that he and his wife, Rosalynn, attend. It was Carter's first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The sun rises over Main Street Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. Within Plains, the Baptist church where former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School classes and he and wife Rosalynn are deacons has been at the heart of their life since they returned to Georgia in 1981. On Sunday morning, Carter will teach his first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Larger-than-usual crowds of well wishers meant former President Jimmy Carter had to teach an extra Bible class at his rural Georgia church on Sunday, after he announced on Thursday cancer had spread to his brain.
Carter, 90, a lifelong Baptist and church deacon, has taught Sunday school for decades and the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia is used to a throng.
The church's website asks people to line up before 9:00 a.m. and attend an orientation before the 10 a.m. class.

The theme of the lesson was love, Carter told the 300 people who filled the church's sanctuary, after briefly alluding to his health.
"We are studying the most important aspect of Christianity," he said, and read from the Sermon on the Mount in the Book of Matthew: "I say to you love your enemies and pay for those who persecute you."

He mentioned his conflict resolution work, including the Camp David peace agreement and negotiating a nuclear program with North Korea, and said mediation can help resolve any conflict, be it between two countries or two people.
A smiling, comfortable-looking Carter, in a dark jacket and a bolo tie, spoke from the floor at the front of the room.
Carter taught a second Bible class before returning to the church sanctuary to pose for photos with people for more than a half an hour.

Pictures on the Atlanta Journal Constitution and on social media showed dozens of people lining up outside the church in the rural town of Plains, where Carter lives with his wife. One held a fan with Carter's photograph on it.
The first person lined up at midnight, local television reported.
Due to the security detail for the former president, everyone was searched going into the church.

Carter began radiation treatment for his cancer on Thursday (August 20, 2015), a week after announcing he had undergone surgery to remove a tumor from his liver.

Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981 and became active in humanitarian causes and monitoring elections after leaving office. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Mr . Humble  Our in-house Expert :

What an incredible man. I hope he wins this battle because this country needs his kind of leadership more now than ever. No president, in the history of our nation, has represented our country for as long and with such grace as has President Carter. He is a true statesman and humanitarian.
President Carter, in spite of some flaws, is one of the few Presidents that truly cared about we Americans. He might have been naive in some ways but, looking back,  I would vote for him  were he young and healthy once again.

Did you know former President Carter  has an IQ of 145 .
Just thought I would throw that in . He was no dummy  in a long shot ,
Just my humble opinion (smiling)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Carter 'at ease' and ready for radiation treatment on cancer "I've had a wonderful life."

Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation Democratic
Number 39th President
Years in Office 1977 - 1981
4 years
Home State Georgia

Date of Birth October 1, 1924

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes."
"I'm ready for anything and looking forward to a new adventure," said Carter, appearing upbeat and making jokes as he openly talked about his cancer during a news conference.

So far, the pain has been "very slight" and Carter said he hasn't felt any weakness or debility. Still, he will dramatically cut back on his work with the Carter Center and will give the treatment regimen his "top priority." His first radiation treatment was set for Thursday afternoon.

Carter, in a dark blazer, red tie and jeans and surrounded by friends and family, said at first he thought the cancer was confined to his liver. He thought an operation Aug. 3 had completely removed it, "so I was quite relieved."
But that same afternoon, an MRI showed it was on his brain.
"I just thought I had a few weeks left, but I was surprisingly at ease. I've had a wonderful life," the 90-year-old Carter said. "It's in God's hands. I'll be prepared for anything that comes."
He didn't give any prognosis, but spoke about receiving three months of treatments and left open the possibility of traveling to Nepal in November to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, a Georgia-based organization he has worked with for decades.
Carter's grandson Jason Carter said he hopes the former president spends as much time as possible with his wife, Rosalynn - and gets to go fishing.
"My grandfather is a remarkable person. This is not a eulogy in any way," Jason Carter said.

Carter said he found out around the end of May that he had a spot on his liver. He didn't tell his wife about it until June 15 and life went on as normal. He told no one, finished a book tour and had surgery to remove the small cancerous mass from his liver Aug. 3. Doctors believe they got rid of all the cancer there, Carter said.

It's still not clear exactly where the cancer originated, although with melanoma, he's told that 98 percent of the time it develops first in the skin. He also said that the rest of his body will be scanned repeatedly for months to come and that more cancers may show up elsewhere. The cancer spots on his brain are about 2 millimeters in size.

His father, brother and two sisters died of pancreatic cancer. His mother also had the disease. Carter, who had been tested for pancreatic cancer, said no cancer has been found there so far.
What the former president has, he said, is melanoma, and experts say his lifelong activities may have increased his risk for skin cancer. He lives in the South, is fair-skinned and freckled, and through Habitat for Humanity and travel, has spent a lot of time outdoors, noted Dr. Anna Pavlick, co-director of the melanoma program at NYU's Laura & Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.
Carter said the radiation will focus on the tumors in his brain, and he has already begun receiving a drug - approved by the FDA in February - to boost his immune system. This combination doesn't produce the terrible side effects that people may have experienced 20 years ago, said the former president's physician, Dr. Walter Curran, executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
"Any treatment can be tough at any age, but ... most people are able to go on with their regular daily life," Curran said. "Side effects include achiness of joints and bones, fatigue and irritation. Side effects from radiation can include headache and nausea. Some patients feel none of those."
Dr. Patrick Hwu, a melanoma expert at the University of Texas 

MD Anderson Cancer Center, said the key immune system cells needed to attack the tumor can get into the brain, so the treatment gives Carter a fighting chance.
"Every patient is going to be different," he said.
President George W. Bush and Bush's father called him Wednesday, Carter said, and he has received well-wishes from President Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry.
"It was the first time they've called me in a long time," Carter said to laughter.
Later, Obama tweeted: "President Carter is as good a man as they come. Michelle and I are praying for him and Rosalynn. We're all pulling for you, Jimmy."

Carter's health has been closely watched this year. He cut short an election monitoring trip to Guyana in May. A spokeswoman said he did not feel well and Carter later said he had a bad cold.
Carter was the nation's 39th president, advancing as a virtual unknown on the national stage to defeat President Gerald Ford in 1976. But several foreign policy crises, in particular the Iran hostage crisis, crushed his bid for re-election and Ronald Reagan swept into the White House.
He said Thursday he still regretted not being able to rescue the hostages.

The native of tiny Plains, Georgia, rebuilt his career as a humanitarian guiding the center focused on global issues. Carter earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, helped defuse nuclear tensions in the Koreas and helped avert a U.S. invasion of Haiti.
He and his wife still make regular appearances at events in Atlanta and travel overseas. When the couple is in Plains, Carter frequently teaches a Sunday School class before services at Maranatha Baptist Church. He plans to teach this weekend as scheduled.

He and his wife have thought for many years about cutting back their work at the Carter Center, which he established in 1982 to promote health care and democracy. The center has a $600 million endowment and Carter will continue to help raise money as long as he feels up to it.
"We thought about this when I was 80," he said of cutting back at the Carter Center. "We thought about it again when I was 85; we thought about it again when I was 90. So this is a propitious time I think for us to carry out our long-delayed plans."

A speedy recovery  to you dear sir ... The PICs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

                                            Katie Fogle                       Jared  Fogle
Run  Katie , Run ... don't forget to take the kids and money HeHe
Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.

Prosecutors allege that Fogle knew the pornography had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, which sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity and arranged for Fogle to visit schools and urge children to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.

Authorities said Fogle offered to pay adult prostitutes a finder's fee if they could connect him with minors for sex acts, including some as young as 14 or 15 years old.
"This is about using wealth, status and secrecy to illegally exploit children," U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said.
A tight-lipped Fogle sat in federal court with his hands clasped and quietly answered "no" when the judge asked whether he had any questions about his rights. He is expected to enter the formal plea at a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

The agreement released by prosecutors said Fogle will pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, who will each receive $100,000. He will also be required to register as a sex offender and undergo treatment for sexual disorders.
The government agreed not to seek a sentence of more than 12 1/2 years in prison, and Fogle agreed not to ask for less than five years, according to court documents.
Federal judges have wide discretion in sentencing, and Fogle could get a longer sentence. The child-porn charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The count involving sex with a minor is punishable by up to 30 years.

Fogle "knows that restitution can't undo the damage that he's done, but he will do all in his power to try to make it right," defense attorney Jeremy Margolis told reporters.
The married father of two, he added, has a "medical problem" and "expects to get well," but he did not elaborate.
As Fogle left the courthouse, several people jeered him amid a throng of TV cameras, onlookers and protesters.
One man shouted, "Hey, Jared, leave those kids alone." Others waved signs accusing authorities of going light on Fogle while giving many minorities rougher treatment.

Fogle, 37, became Subway's pitchman after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student, in part by eating the chain's sandwiches. He was the public face of the company for more than 15 years - a period in which its number of locations tripled, making Subway the world's largest restaurant chain.
Subway suspended the partnership in July after agents raided his home in the affluent Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville, and the chain said this week that it had ended its relationship with Fogle.
Federal prosecutors allege in the documents that Fogle traveled to pay for sex acts, including with minors, from 2007 until as recently as June and that he repeatedly planned business trips to coincide with his sexual pursuits.

Fogle is accused of having sex with two 16-year-old girls at hotels in New York City. One of the girls told investigators she had sex with Fogle three times in November 2012, when she was 16, and again two months later, in January, when she was 17.
The girl told Fogle her age when they first met, according to the documents.
After that meeting, Fogle allegedly texted the girl and offered to pay her a fee if she could find him another underage girl to pay for sex acts.

During these discussions, Fogle "stated that he would accept a 16-year-old girl, while stating that the younger the girl, the better," the documents said.
Posts to social media place Fogle in New York around the dates of the alleged sex acts.
Tweets from Subway's official account indicate Fogle attended events ahead of the New York Marathon in November 2012, appearing in a segment of a news program on Nov. 1 and sitting on a panel with Subway teammates the following day.
On Jan. 12, 2013, Fogle tweeted from his personal account that he would appear on the "Subway Postgame Show" on CBS. He later tweeted photos of himself in Times Square and in the CBS studio.

Between 2011 and 2013, Fogle also repeatedly sent text messages to escorts, "soliciting them to provide him with access to minors as young as 14 to 15 years," the documents said, adding that he would only make such requests after engaging in sex acts with the escorts to "insure that they were not undercover police officers."
The documents also alleged that Fogle on multiple occasions received sexually explicit images and videos produced by Russell Taylor, 43, who ran the charitable Jared Foundation.
Two months before Fogle's home was raided, authorities arrested Taylor on charges that he produced and possessed child pornography. Investigators said they discovered a cache of sexually explicit photos and videos Taylor allegedly produced by secretly filming minor children at his home.

Prosecutors also allege that Fogle received from Taylor multiple images and videos, some of which were taken by a video camera hidden in a clock radio that filmed children changing clothes or bathing. Some were taken in buildings where Taylor lived.
The documents said Fogle knew those depicted were minors, some as young as 13 or 14 years old, and in some cases knew the minors involved by name and had met them "during social events in Indiana."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota said investigators pored through some 159,000 text messages, 27,000 emails and 47,000 images and are "fairly confident" that evidence does not suggest any other victims beyond the 14.
Fogle's history with Subway reaches back to his days at Indiana University. The college paper published a story on his weight loss that was then picked up by national media.
Soon after, Subway's advertising agency reached out to Fogle and asked if he wanted to be in a TV commercial. The ensuing ad campaign resonated in part because Fogle seemed like such a regular guy, which made weight loss seem simple and achievable.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

                                               Jared Fogle
Subway pitchman Jared Fogle shows off his old pants to students at Mary E. Bryant Elementary School in Tampa, Fla., Friday, Oct. 31, 2003. Fogle  is better known as "Jared the Subway Guy," famous because he lost 245 pounds a few years ago by eating Subway subs and not much else. Fogle  spoke to the students nutrition. (AP Photo/David Kadlubowski)
Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges.

Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal. The U.S. Attorney's Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle.

Fogle's  attorney, Ron Elberger, had no comment in regards to the plea deal. He said any information regarding the charges would come from the attorney's office. Elberger  did say Fogle's suspension with Subway continues.

The charges come after federal agents raided Fogle's  Zionsville home in early July. FBI sources confirmed to FOX59  state and federal investigators were serving warrants at his home in connection with a child pornography investigation. Several computers and DVDs were seized from Fogle's  home.

Earlier this year, Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle,  was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor's home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.

Fogle  gained national fame after attributing massive weight loss to eating Subway sandwiches. He was a freshman at Indiana University at the time. He later became a visible presence in Subway ad campaigns, pitching the restaurant's sandwiches and touting their health benefits.

Subway suspended their relationship with the spokesman shortly after the raid.

Stephen Colbert reveals the one thing he won't make jokes about on the 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert is showing his serious side.

The 51-year-old new host of CBS' Late Show covers the September issue of GQ, and candidly talks about his decision to shut down The Colbert Reporteven before he was offered his new late night gig, and how he's dealt with plenty of tragedy in his own personal life.

"I no longer felt that that model served to address the national mood," Colbert says about discontinuing his beloved Comedy Central character. "We're in a different place now. We can stop freaking out that the guy's middle name [President Barack Obama] is Hussein. What else? Our response to the horror in South Carolina is to take the flag down. That is something I didn't think was ever going to happen."

As for the tragedy in South Carolina -- in which nine people were killed by a lone gunman at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston -- the comedian says there's a reason he didn't address the incident on-air a la Jon Stewart's now-famous "I have no jokes" monologue.
"We would have done it, if we had to," he says. "[The shooting] is such an old form of a particular evil. Such a pure form, that it feels very old. It was like a dragon showed up. Like, yeah, there used to be dragons. I didn't know there still were dragons ... and I don't necessarily crave facing that dragon with my little sword."
"Tragedy is sacred," he stresses. "People's suffering is sacred."
GQ Magazine:
Colbert, of course, would know about tragedy. His father and two of his brothers, Peter and Paul -- the two closest to him in age out of 11 children -- were killed in a plane crash when he was 10. He credits his late mother and his Catholic faith for not having become "bitter."

"I'm very grateful to be alive, even though I know a lot of dead people," he says bluntly. " ... I was raised in a Catholic tradition. I'll start there. That's my context for my existence, is that I am here to know God, love God, serve God, that we might be happy with each other in this world and with Him in the next -- the catechism. That makes a lot of sense to me."

"I got that from my mom," he adds. "And my dad. And my siblings. ... I was left alone a lot after Dad and the boys died.... And it was just me and Mom for a long time. And by her example am I not bitter. By her example. She was not. Broken, yes. Bitter, no."

As for his highly anticipated approach to hosting the Late Show as himself, and not as a character, Colbert surprisingly likens his style to the Food Network show Chopped. The competing chefs' challenge in the show is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish.

"Late-night shows are Chopped," he explains. "Who are your guests tonight? Your guests tonight are veal tongue, coffee grounds, and gummy bears. There, make a show ... Make an appetizer that appeals to millions of people. That's what I like. How could you possibly do it? Oh, you bring in your own flavors. Your own house band is another flavor. You have your own flavor. The audience itself is a base dish, like a rice pilaf or something. And then together it's 'Oh s**t, that's an actual meal.' 
And that's what every day is like at one of these shows. Something is one thing in the morning, and then by the end of the day it's a totally different thing. It's all process."
And he's not afraid to fail. He shares that one of his greatest lessons he's ever learned is from Second City improv theater director Jeff Michalski, who told him, "You have to learn to love the bomb."

"You gotta learn to love when you're failing ... The embracing of that, the discomfort of failing in front of an audience, leads you to penetrate through the fear that blinds you. Fear is the mind killer," he stresses. " ... I'm a very uncomfortable person. I really like people, and I also don't always know what to do with them. ... I have always had an eclectic roster of friends, but there's something about my work that speaks to a deep discomfort with being in society."

ETonline recently caught up with Colbert, when he actually dared Donald Trump to appear on his show. Watch below.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Morgan Freeman pays tribute to step-granddaughter who was fatally stabbed in NYC

The actor remembers 33-year-old E'Dena Hines: "Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers"

Morgan Freeman paid tribute Sunday to his 33-year-old step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines, who New York City police said was stabbed to death hours earlier outside her home.

"The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer," Freeman said in a statement. "Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person.

"Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."

Responding officers found Hines on a Manhattan sidewalk suffering from multiple stab wounds to her torso outside her home on W. 162nd Street at about 3 a.m.
Hines, the granddaughter of Freeman's first wife, was transported by ambulance to Harlem Hospital and pronounced dead.

A 30-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation, according to the New York Post. The paper said the suspect was Hines' boyfriend who had been trying to perform an "exorcism" on her on the sidewalk. A witness described hearing the man scream "Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out!" during the attack.

Three years ago, Freeman, 78, issued a statement denying that he was involved in a relationship with Hines.

"The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers," he said. "What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well."

Man charged with second-degree murder in death of E'Dina Hines

A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the violent death of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines.

NYPD found Hines early Sunday morning in the middle of the street in Washington Heights with multiple stab wounds to her chest. She was pronounced dead a hospital in Harlem.
A witness told WABC, "I see him on top of a woman. I can't really see what is going on. Then the police came. Two police cars came and arrested the guy."

That suspect was identified as 30-year-old Lamar Davenport — a rapper and boyfriend of Hines.

George Hudacko, another witness who saw the attack from his apartment and called 911, told the New York Daily News that Davenport was screaming verses from the Bible as he stabbed Hines. According to Hudacko, it appeared as though he was attempting an exorcism, screaming, "Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils, in the name of Jesus Christ!"

Police say Davenport is currently undergoing psychiatric testing at a New York hospital.

Our condolence to Morgan Freeman and the Hines family ...
The PICs

Thursday, August 13, 2015

To Mama :6 Climate Myths 'DEBUNKED'

 MYTH -- If global warming were an issue , blizzards would be on  the wane .
 FACT -- We are seeing stronger blizzards because of global warming . As the air , land  and sea get warmer , more H2O evaporates . So when a storm comes along  there is more water to pick up and dump , meaning more snow when it is out.

MYTH  -- It is all a natural cycle ; humans can not affect something as big Earth .
FACT -- Yes , Earth's temperature goes up and down  with the ice ages . But  scientists think temperatures should be dropping in preparation for the next ice age , and instead they are soaring . According to NASA , thermometers  around the world find that the average global temperature has been rising since the 1880s; 2014 was the hottest year yet . Before the Industrial Era , natural levels of CO2 were about 275 parts per million (ppm). Now , due to all the coal ,oil and gas we burned , level have topped 400 ppm . The explanation ? Us.

MYTH -- It may be real , but it is not affecting my family right now .
FACT -- Climate change is already hitting every ones pocketbooks : U.S. losses  due to natural disasters like storms , floods , droughts and wildlife rose between 1980 and 2014 . Your family may also be affected by worsening allergies from plants that bloom earlier and produce more pollen due to climate change .

MYTH-- Living "green" takes to much effort and cost .
FACT --  Many of the reforms that help Earth can also ease your bottom line  , and they are simple to implement . Food waste is the largest component  of landfill, so by reducing it --- eat leftovers --- we can all significantly lessen methane-emitting landfill material and save cash . More efficient appliances and cars may cost extra up front , but they use so much less energy over the lifetime of the product that you come out ahead .

MYTH -- Even if we did do something about it , China  is building a coal plant a week . Why bother ?
FACT -- our per person CO2 emissions are almost three times China . Yes , China has a lot more people , but the Chinese  are doing something about it : They are number two in the world  in solar power (we are number five), and they are also beating us on wind power -- they are first , we are second .

MYTH  -- I am just one person , I can not make much of a difference .
FACT -- Our lifestyle decisions controls a shocking 75% of emissions in the U. S.  If we all improved the energy efficiency of our homes by just 10% , it would be the equivalent of taking some 25 million cars off the road ! And as for voters , they control  a portion of the other 25% . Check out the non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby   ( ) , Which can help you write letters to Congress in support of Earth-friendly legislation .

Jenny is presenting this to your next meeting , we know it will be in September , mama, all the cubs is so excited , we all have something to bring to the table .  Daddy watched us do the post and said job well done , now we know how to do pictures from  magazines and the web and other places  and write on them .
We will be going to school half days until after Labor Day.   Your Babies , we love you .

Jonny  , Sha  ,  Jenny ,  Man  Carano

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


My experience interviewing the star of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' matched the report of the flight attendant who served him between New York and L.A.

by Kenneth M. Chanko

About 20 years ago, around the time I interviewed Robin Williams for an article about “Mrs. Doubtfire,” there was a hot photocopied document — today it would be a blog — circulating among entertainment journalists. Written by a stewardess (sorry, flight attendant) who’d worked for years in first class on the NY-LA-NY route, it was basically an annotated list of celebrities she’d served as part of her job. She divided them into two categories, thumbs up and thumbs down, and related anecdotes to buttress her opinions.

As entertainment journalists, we never got to see a “bad side” of the actors and directors who were promoting their films; they were always (or almost always) on their best behavior in front of the press. But a flight attendant had a candid, close-up view of how certain celebs — entitled, rude, obnoxious, lewd — acted when they stepped out of the media spotlight.

At the top of the flight attendant’s “good” list, with no one else even close, was Robin Williams. She wrote that he seemed genuinely embarrassed to ask for the smallest thing during a flight — he kept offering to do it himself. At the same time, he riffed on her job (never condescendingly; in fact, it was the passengers who came off as buffoons in his impromptu routines) and added dollops of trenchant comedic analysis of the whole first class versus coach thing. Whenever she came around, he did a mini-show for her benefit, not in an egotistical “look what I can do” manner, but in a way that made her feel special as he cracked her up.

I think I asked all of two questions during the entire 45 minutes I had with him. After that, I gave up, edging my tape recorder toward him on the table and sitting back to take it all in. (Wish I could find that microcassette now.) I asked other writers afterward, and they said they’d experienced the same thing. Yet a good part of his “performance” was personalized, based on what you were wearing, things you said and the way you said them, or whatever. It was like the guy couldn’t help himself. Or at least he couldn't help himself when he thought he should be — or had to be — “on.”

After what I heard from that flight attendant, none of this should have come as a surprise: Whether he was dealing with the press or anyone else, Robin Williams treated people with the utmost respect while also treating them to surreal glimpses of his genius via his manic riffs on everyone and everything.

Just thought you should know, and remember him that way.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cosby lawyer: Unsealing court docs 'terribly embarrassing'


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued Friday that it would be "terribly embarrassing" for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed.
Cosby is fighting efforts by The Associated Press to unseal motions from a lawsuit he settled with a former Temple University employee.

The lawsuit accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting the woman at Cosby's home. The settlement is confidential.
Cosby's lawyer argued that his client's deposition could reveal details of Cosby's marriage, sex life and prescription drug use.
"It would be terribly embarrassing for this material to come out," lawyer George M. Gowen III argued.
He said the public should not have access to what Cosby was forced to say as he answered questions under oath from the accuser's lawyer nearly a decade ago.
"Frankly, ... it would embarrass him, (and) it would also prejudice him in eyes of the jury pool in Massachusetts," Gowen said.

More than a dozen women have since accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them, and three have a defamation lawsuit pending against him in Massachusetts. They allege that he defamed them when his agents said their accusations were untrue. Cosby is trying to get their case thrown out before discovery. He has never been charged with any related crimes.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno asked Friday why Cosby would be embarrassed by the release of his sworn testimony, given that the accusations in the Temple woman's lawsuit are already in the public eye.
"Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?" Robreno asked.

The lawyers also argued over whether Cosby was a public figure entitled to a lesser degree of privacy.
Lawyer Gayle Sproul, representing the AP, called him "an icon" particularly in Philadelphia, who "held himself out as someone who would guide the public in ways of morality."

Robreno had never decided whether the temporary seal on some filings should be made permanent before the case settled in 2006. Under local court rules, Cosby has the burden to show why seals should not be lifted after two years, the AP argued.
Gowen argued that Cosby might not have forged the confidential settlement if he thought his deposition testimony and other motions would someday get out.

The judge did not indicate when he would rule. He could side with Cosby, with the AP, or strike a middle ground and release some of the documents, perhaps with redactions negotiated between Cosby and a lawyer for the ex-Temple employee, Andrea Constand.
"Every case about sex and drugs involves a certain amount of embarrassment," Robreno noted.

Lets hear from the in-house expert  Me. Humble :

So he's so special? What has America become? If this was an average Joe Doe all the details would be out in the open for all to see... 
What a bunch of crap we as a society have become...
Here is a guy who assulted women under a drug he gave them, and now he is asking to be treated differently than you or I would be !
Humm, the usual way in Hollywood is slip a few bucks to the judges favorite charity to gain leniency, but in Cosbys case, this is one slimy dude trying to rape the system !

Cosby should be treated like everyone else, he is no longer held up as an icon for morality that is a joke, if they give him any special treatment because of who he is it will be a slap in the face to all the women he has assaulted and I wouldn't be surprised if their were a dozen more women who haven't come forward,he need's to pay for what he has done, if it was Joe blow on the street their would be no question that he would go to jail maybe even prison,

Give the ugly sucker a break, how else could he get laid but to use drugs on a woman! He has to sneak upon a glass to get a drink of water! (smiling).

As the old saying goes "the proof is in the pudding".

Just my humble opinion .

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Roving Reporter : [UPDATE] Police say suspect in custody in Louisiana officer's death

Law enforcement officials surround the scene where a Shreveport police officer was shot Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Shreveport, La. Police in northwest Louisiana say an officer has died after being shot while on duty, and a manhunt for a suspect is under way. (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP) 

He said Cannon was taken into custody without incident.
The capture was the result of efforts by the FBI, the Shreveport Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police. The FBI offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to Cannon's arrest.

LaValley, 29, was shot multiple times about 9 p.m. Wednesday while answering a call about a suspicious person at a home in the city's Queensborough neighborhood.
Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said neighbors told the officer that the man inside the home was wanted. The officer didn't know the man was armed, and he went inside and was shot, Shaw said.

Police already had a warrant for Cannon's arrest on a charge of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Darren Williams on July 15.
"Long story short, he gets into an argument with one guy, pumps him full of led and runs off," Hines said.
A four-year member of the force, LaValley began working as a lawman after more than three years as a television news photographer. Shaw described LaValley as the top graduate in his police academy class and a hero who will never be forgotten.
"He was doing what he loved," Shaw said. "He did not hesitate to confront a bad person."

Casey Habich said he and other friends were sure LaValley went into the house thinking he was going to help someone. "That's what he went to do," Habich said.

He described LaValley as "just a good old south Louisiana boy who wants to drink and watch the Saints play on Sunday and lose his shoes" — and a man who would help anyone, any time.
LaValley was originally from St. Amant, southeast of Baton Rouge, and joined a television station after graduating from Northwestern State University with a major in biology and a minor in journalism, Habich said.

Habich, who was a news photographer for the station when LaValley was hired, said he thought working the night crime beat, "running with first responders every night," made LaValley decide he wanted to become a police officer.
"It was just in his nature to take care of people," he said.
He also loved his state, often saying he'd never leave Louisiana. And though he often griped good-naturedly about his cat — named Drew, after New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees — LaValley paid $1,200 to get it through an infection, Habich said.

Shaw said LaValley came to his office while working at the television station and said he'd applied for a job but had not been hired.
"I told him to apply again, and if he qualified, he would be hired."
LaValley didn't believe him, Shaw said, but he assured LaValley that he would be hired if he met the requirements.
Police said a memorial service honoring LaValley will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, with visitation afterward.

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The Roving Reporter : Shreveport police: Officer shot, killed; manhunt ongoing

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say an officer has died after being shot while on duty, and a manhunt for a suspect is under way. 

Shreveport police spokesman Bill Goodin tells The Associated Press that investigators believe they know who the suspect is and are obtaining a warrant for his arrest.
Goodin says a news conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. CDT to outline details of the deadly shooting and release the name of the dead officer.

Clp. Marcus Hines said late Wednesday that the officer was shot while responding to a report of a suspicious person inside a home. Hines says an armed man was apparently inside the home, threatening to harm people.
Goodin says Shreveport police, Caddo Parish deputies, along with DeSoto Parish deputies and the state police are searching for the shooter.

Law enforcement officials surround the scene where a Shreveport police officer was shot Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Shreveport, La. Police in northwest Louisiana say an officer has died after being shot while on duty, and a manhunt for a suspect is under way. (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP) 
A Shreveport Police Department officer was shot while responding to a call in the Queensborough neighborhood Wednesday. (Photo: Zach Beaird/The Times)
                                    Grover   D .  Cannon

Police are now searching for Grover D. Cannon in connection with the fatal shooting of an officer last night.

Cannon is also wanted in connection with a shooting that took place July 15.
A Shreveport police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night.
Early a.m. Thursday update:
A Shreveport police officer answering a Wednesday night call was gunned down.
Agents from across the region descended on Queensborough after a 9:14 p.m. call became fatal. Midnight came and police had made no arrest despite more than 70 units called to the scene, backed by helicopters and drones.
Police came to Del Rio Street's 3500 block on a suspicious person call. They expected an armed man inside a home threatening a family member.

When police arrived, someone opened fire. The officer was hit several times and was taken to University Health but died.
Police had not named their lost officer by 12:30 a.m., nor was the shooter captured.

Police locked down Queensborough with help from Bossier City police, sheriff's deputies from Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto, the U.S. Marshals and the Louisiana State Police. They were all hunting whoever fired the killing shots.

Responding officers were intent on capture and clearly anguished. Police expected a long night.
The perimeter from the scene was one square mile wide. Bystanders were ushered out of the immediate area and into a supermarket parking lot. At 12:30 a.m. police were investigating a house Judson Street, but quickly confirmed the shooter was not inside the home.

Shortly after the inquiry on Judson Street, police began investigating an abandoned home on Lakeshore Drive near Jewella Avenue. Caddo Sheriff's Office's tactical force unit joined officer in front of the residence around 2 a.m.

With all eyes, lights and barrels pointed toward the dilapidated home, SWAT approached the front door and, following three verbal warnings, forced entry into the residence.
However, a full sweep of the home by SWAT and K9 units revealed the shooter was not inside. In just moments the tense scene broke and dispersed.
43 units remained on the scene as of 4 a.m.

[Late Wednesday update:]

More than 70 law enforcement units responded after 9 p.m. to a call in Queensborough, where the incident occurred.
According to Shreveport Police Department spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines, the department received a call at 9:14 p.m. about a suspicious person at the 3500 block of Del Rio Street. Hines said a man inside a home on the block was armed and making threats toward a family member.
Hines said when an officer arrived on scene, the subject opened fire.
The officer was taken to University Health in Shreveport with "critical injuries." The department confirmed to The Times just after midnight that the officer died from his wounds.
Helicopters also were being used in the manhunt.
Officials would not identify the officer and did not provide a detailed description of the gunman.

A Caddo Parish constable's office posted on its Facebook Wednesday night: "May God bless the family of the SPD officer that lost his life tonight serving our city. Please keep this officer's family in your prayers tonight as well as our local law enforcement. He died protecting us.''
Shreveport Chief Willie Shaw said the department will host a press conference Thursday.
Over the past 130 years, almost 50 firefighters and police officers have lost their lives in service to their communities

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