Woman charged after throwing bacon, sausage in Framingham police station
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —An Ashland woman accused of walking onto the Framingham Police Department and throwing sausage and bacon says God told her to go "feed the pigs."
Merry Christmas Daily Paul!
Massachusetts - The Boston Globe has reported troubling cases in which police officers in Massachusetts, a state that regularly conducts sobriety checkpoints, have been granted extraordinary leniency after being caught driving drunk while off-duty as part of a practice that is known as “professional courtesy”.
Despite attempts from police departments within the state to keep such cases secret, the paper managed to expose several instances where officers received minimal legal and professional consequences, even in cases where drunk officers had caused injuries and property damage.
In September 2012, state trooper Brian Simpkins was found unconscious by police in his personal vehicle, which was still running, in a parking lot. It was later found that he had been drinking heavily for most of the previous evening before he was found passed out around 2 a.m. Simpkins refused a breath test and was placed on administrative leave after the incident. Since he had refused a breath test and most of the evidence against him was discarded, he was acquitted and has since returned to duty.
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I saw this post from a news website and really want to share it with everyone on DP:
Objective: To increase the amount of compassion in the world.
Expected Result: A personal sense of peace.
This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.). It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person.
Step 1 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”
Step 2 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”
Step 3 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness, and despair.”
Step 4 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”
Step 5 - With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is learning about life."
Being an Atheist I visit many atheists sites and also being a libertarian I visit many liberty sites and I find very few people that I agree with on both issues.
Why is it that so many atheists are statists?
And why is it that so many more religious people are libertarians?
It seems to me that theists worship gods and most atheists worship government.
Why is that?
Could the main problem be that both are lacking knowledge in one area?
This is what I believe and have found talking to many atheists and religious folks.
Liberty Rising: Westminster Ends Bid To Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry
November 19, 2014 6:37 PM
WESTMINSTER (CBS/AP) — A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.
Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday, a week after rowdy opposition led board members to end a public hearing early.
on Facebook. I'm not a country music fan, but Kacey Musgraves may have just made me one. A very good libertarian message.
Few have been paying attention to the “supporting actor” trials now paving the way for the main act in the prosecution of America’s largest terrorist act since 9/11, the Boston Bombing.
They’re worth paying attention to, for what they demonstrate about how the government is ensuring that the official story will stick all the way through to conviction.
The use of so-called "restraints", or what in prisons the same instruments would be called "shackles", is abhorrent. Especially when used 23 out of 24 hours on a person.
The blood clot that began in his leg and passed into his lung, killing him, would not have happened if he had not been shackled.
The bright side of this story is the comments. It seems people in the Boston area agree that this is not the right way to dispense health care:
So...um...er...this just broke: Patient in Boston quarantined, suspected of Ebola! Sunday, Oct. 12th, 2014 - Developing...Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 10/12/2014 - 21:27
Man with ebola-like symptoms taken to Boston hospital
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But hey, govt: they've been preparin'; what's the worry??
This is at the end of a news article for a local newspaper.
"According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. As a result, they believe they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments or law enforcement."
August 27, 2014 - 3:52 PM
By Penny Starr
(CNSNews.com) – The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.”
“They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
By Glenn Greenwald
The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one of her regularly scheduled “office hours” with her Massachusetts constituents, this one in Hyannis, and, as a local paper reported, she had nowhere to run.
This is why zero-tolerance policies are ridiculous.
Town zoning board taking (stealing) healthy therapy pets from 7-year-old Jaxon Torres, who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Lawrence has a 4 pet only rule. Although the animals are healthy and well-cared for, animal control has given them until Friday to get rid of four of the dogs, or they will be forcibly removed from the property.