Gene Rosen, Sandy Hook Hero, Harassed By Conspiracy Theorists Who Claim He’s An Actor

Gene Rosen, Sandy Hook Hero, Harassed By Conspiracy Theorists Who Claim He’s An Actor.

Must we sour the memory of a man who saved so many kids. People need to let these people of the Sandy Hook community move on and remember their fallen instead of adding insult to injury. Gene Rosen of Newtown, Conn., a good Samaritan who saved 6 survivors of Sandy Hook massacre, has been singled out by conspiracy theorist as being a liar and an actor. In the aftermath, Rosen was interviewed by media outlets and his face was flashed across televisions around the world. The sincerity of his heart break is in question by a conspiracy theorists group called “truthers” and this group has so far posted Rosen’s personal information, harassed him via email and phone, and created fake social media accounts with his name. Why do people need to be so mean and hateful towards a man that didn’t have to help these kids out at all but did? There is no truth in what these people are claiming and if they want to be mad at anyone be mad at the failure to keep these kids or anyone safe from these horrific acts.

 

 

 

 

Gun Control Legislation Must Not Include More Cops In Schools: ACLU Letter To Biden

Gun Control Legislation Must Not Include More Cops In Schools: ACLU Letter To Biden.

Democracy Now report the White House is considering providing $50 million in taxpayer money or federal funding to put hundreds of police officers and surveillance equipment in public schools. This and other avenues are being considered that could draw support from both parties since an assault weapons ban is most likely off the table.

The ACLU urges in a press release that the White House and Vice President Biden look elsewhere since in their opinion cops in schools would not make them safer just more oppressive. “As a mother, I’m especially attuned to the need to protect children from gun violence, but over-policing is not the solution,” Laura Murphy, Director of ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said in the release. “When police are put in schools, learning environments can be transformed into sites of law enforcement. The results can be devastating, particularly for students of color and those with disabilities, who we know are disproportionately pushed out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.”

 

 

 

The letter cites statistics from New York City where, according to the letter, schools with permanent metal detectors reported that 77 percent of incidents involving cops during the 2004-2005 school year were classified as “non-criminal.” Only 4 percent were classified as “major crimes against persons” and just 2 percent were classified as “major property crimes.”

 

 

I agree and disagree with the ACLU. I believe the police are not going to be effective but my opinion differs there. This oppressive environment the ACLU speaks of is ridiculous because I went to a school that had police and the kids actually felt safer. I think it is a false sense of security that worries me because a shooter like in all these cases carefully planned what it is they are going to do whether their is security or not. It should not have to get to the point that security is what Obama thinks is going to prevent this because with planning as in all these cases you can get around that. The $50 million the country doesn’t have should be save for less frivolous endeavors and not waste the taxpayer’s money. The focus should be more on plans to counteract these crimes, preparing schools for these attacks, and cracking down whether the NRA or special interest groups including Congress like it on guns and the process to buy a gun.

Natalie Wood: New Autopsy Report Shows Injuries Possibly Before Death : People.com

Natalie Wood: New Autopsy Report Shows Injuries Possibly Before Death : People.com.

Very interesting mystery altogether. In a newly revised autopsy, the LA County Coroner says that Natalie Wood had bruises and scratches on her arm, wrist and neck before she entered the ocean off Catalina Island and drowned in 1981. The report has reignited speculation that her death was not an accident as the supplemental report details much more than the original since the Sheriff’s Department learns of the new inquiry. The revised report findings now state that it was a “drowning and other undetermined factors” and the manner of death was changed. “Since there are many unanswered questions and limited additional evidence available for evaluation, it is opined by this Medical Examiner that the manner of death should be left as undetermined,” the report says.  It is still unclear whether Wood fell off the boat or was pushed. The full details of the report were released Monday. The case was reopened after Dennis Davern, captain of Wagner’s 60 foot yacht, stepped forward to say that Wood disappeared after she and her husband Wagner had an explosive fight which Wagner allegedly shouted “Get off my f—— boat!”  In the new report released Monday, the distress call from Wagner’s boat came an hour and a half after the time Wood was dead and there are conflicting statement as to when Wood went missing and whether the two fought. The sherriff’s spokesman has said that Wood’s twice-wed husband Robert Wagner was not a suspect.

Chris And Malissa Tack’s Tiny Home Transformed This High-Tech Couple Into Simple-Living Converts (PHOTOS)

Chris And Malissa Tack’s Tiny Home Transformed This High-Tech Couple Into Simple-Living Converts (PHOTOS).

And now for something completely different…well not really but it is an actual home and actually quite small and dealing with the challenges of space. Before the husband and wife built their very own 140-square-foot tiny home near Seattle, Washington, both worked in high-tech fields. Six months later they were reaping the benefits of their new home, especially after Tack lost his job just seven months later. Since small living is relatively inexpensive, their overhead costs were low and the home will actually be paid in-full in just two or three years.And in true tiny home owner fashion, they look forward to spreading the word about this style of living. “If you think differently and embrace the non-traditional, you can come up with some pretty amazing game changing possibilities,” he said.

Richard and Rachel Lane Turn School Bus Into Energy-Efficient Home | AOL Real Estate

Richard and Rachel Lane Turn School Bus Into Energy-Efficient Home | AOL Real Estate.

These people are living the green dream and having fun while doing it. Spacious yet minimalistic, fun yet funky, economical yet eco friendly…I could go on like this forever, but these are all ways to describe this eco chic couple. The Lanes live on a bus in the San Francisco Bay area: a former school bus, to be exact, that they purchased in Oregon via Craigslist for $3,000.  The 39-foot bus is just like “a regular home” on the inside: it features a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lounge area and even a movie room on the bus’ “second story.” Its livability is achieved by using custom, hand-made furniture, and IKEA pieces that have been altered to fit the bus’ specs. And it even sleeps 10! Plus they live completely off the grid and only pay $100 a month for maintenance this is the new American Dream.

Rachel, a therapist, and Richard, an IT professional, have been living on the bus full-time for four years. Many people are taking the American Dream to the next level by coming up with creative ways to still have the creature comforts of home in a smaller but happy space.  The increase of alternative housing is in response to the change in the economic climate and the greater need for flexibility and sustainability. Eco friendly is not just for the tree huggers anymore.

AIG Lawsuit: Insurance Giant Won’t Join Ex-CEO’s Suit Against The U.S.

AIG Lawsuit: Insurance Giant Won’t Join Ex-CEO’s Suit Against The U.S..

Okay I have a lot of problems with the complaining that AIG is doing and if they win their lawsuit against the US which includes all of us then let greedom ring people. This will not only affect the government but the people who pay taxes who supplied the money for their bailout. AIG after a public lashing from goverment officials will not join ex-CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s $25 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government over the insurance giant’s financial crisis bailout, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The suit filed in 2011 claims that the terms of the bailout — including giving billions to AIG’s clients, the government taking a more than 90 percent stake in the company and the deal’s steep interest rates, stripped shareholders of tens of billions of dollars — according to The New York Times. Despite the complaints, the government weakened the terms of the deal shortly after the bailout, perhaps to the benefit of shareholders, according to a separate NYT report.

McDonald’s Mistaken Order Leads To Shotgun Blast, Police Standoff (VIDEO)

McDonald’s Mistaken Order Leads To Shotgun Blast, Police Standoff (VIDEO).

At McDonald’s what is happening? Okay relax this is not the only time this has happened and probably won’t be the last time. Apparently, a couple’s order was missing some fries which enraged the couple enough to cut in the line of cars in the drive thru. What cause the shot heard around the neighborhood was another car yelling about the line cutting and rudeness of the couple in another car. What are people thinking? It is just fries and they will give them too you plus free stuff I know it happened to me to minus the shooting.

Walmart Will Send Representatives To White House To Talk Gun Control

Walmart Will Send Representatives To White House To Talk Gun Control.

Well I am glad to see Walmart is participating in the White House Gun Control Talks with Joe Biden. As one of the nation’s largest gun retailers, Walmart has finally announced publicly that it has participated in “ongoing conversations” with the White House and Congress after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December. Walmart sells firearms in roughly half of its US stores, but in recent years the selling of guns has waivered and only recently introduced firearms to many of its locations because of customer demand.

The White House task force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will discuss new gun regulation proposals along with representatives from the National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. I find it very refreshing to see this kind of cooperation and brotherly love on such a hot blooded issue but we need to address all sides of this debate not just guns but what leads to the gun violence.

 

IRS Delays Tax Season, Will Start Accepting Returns On January 30

IRS Delays Tax Season, Will Start Accepting Returns On January 30.

Unfortunately they did it anyway people. I can’t believe they would do this but luckily they only postponed it until the end of January when they will begin accepting them. The IRS says late changes to federal tax laws (remember the fiscal cliff people that we supposedly avoided) means that more than 120 million taxpayers – about 80 percent of all filers – should be able to start filing their federal returns on Jan. 30. Others will have to wait until late February or March to file because the agency needs time to update and test its systems. Don’t pain yet people here is a list of the people who will have to wait: people claiming residential energy credits, depreciation of property or general business credits. The filing season had been slated to start Jan. 22 but was delayed because of the big tax package passed by Congress Jan. 1. We did kind of avoid the fiscal cliff I guess but Obama and Congress still have caused people to delay their tax season plans. This should be a lesson to our leaders that what you do does actually have  a ripple effect.

Rush Limbaugh Compares Gay Marriage Acceptance To Pedophilia ‘Normalization’

Rush Limbaugh Compares Gay Marriage Acceptance To Pedophilia ‘Normalization’.

Sorry to bring this one up and I apologize for straight men like this who are so misinformed and stuck in the dark ages that I am embarrassed for him. Shout to my LGBTs out there love y’all and I am straight just to keep it straight. I think is sad in any country for anyone with any sway whether political, media, or entertainment to make such hateful comments when it is really no ones business but your own to make your own decision about your life. Freedom of speech in the U.S. I think is used and abused all the time and here is one of those times. If I hear one more person say that marriage is between a man and a woman, I will go crazy because again people that is not my business what you do. By the way side note, what happened to separation of church and state? Anywho, before i get too much more off topic Limbaugh the attention whore that he is stated that there is a movement to “normalize” pedophilia, a movement he says is similar to society’s “normalization” of same-sex marriage.

How can you compare the two and as far as I am concerned the two are very different subject with nothing in common. Limbaugh is oppose to gay marriage as he says Obama has waged war on traditional marriage. The comment was sparked because of a recent article in the Guardian discussing various lines of research on the brains of pedophiles. “There is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality,” writes John Henley of the Guardian. Henley cites one researcher who says society may be wrong about the classification of pedophiles, but notes many who are against any such reclassification.

However, Limbaugh claimed such a discussion points to a “movement to normalize pedophilia” and likened such “normalization” to the recent progress that same-sex marriage has made in the U.S.