Posts tagged ‘Casey Anthony’

July 6, 2011

Handpicked Daily News: End to DADT, ‘Shank’ King, Rude Racist Truths, President Obama In 140 Characters

by Accidental Bear

DADT UPDATE X390 (THINKSTOCK) | ADVOCATE.COMCourt Orders End to DADT A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the U.S. military can no longer enforce the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.Though President Barack Obama asserted in a news conference last week that certification of DADT repeal passed by Congress will be completed in “weeks, not months,” the ninth circuit panel ruled that its stay on a federal judge’s 2010 ruling against the policy should be immediately lifted.

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Witness: McInerney Threatened to ‘Shank’ King A 17-year-old former classmate of Lawrence King and Brandon McInerney testified on Wednesday that McInerney threatened to “shank” King the day before he shot him twice on February 12, 2008. Identified only as Cristian G., the witness was described as a casual acquaintance of the murdered gay 15-year-old. Cristian said an emotionless McInerney told a group of boys that “he was going to get some guys together and rush [King] and shank him,” theLos Angeles Times reported.

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Casey Anthony Juror: ‘We Were Sick to Our Stomach to Get That Verdict’ After Casey Anthony’s surprise acquittal yesterday for the 2008 murder of daughter Caylee, the warrior wailers of CNN-HLN asked, How could a jury let this “lying, no-good slut” off the hook?In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, juror No. 3 Jennifer Ford says they had no choice. Unlike Nancy Grace, she had to judge the caseon its merits:

Rude Racist Truths From a Call Center Oh, the things they say about us in Indian call centers. About Americans, about Australians — it’s terribly insulting stuff. It’s also kinda true! “Australia is known as the dumbest continent,” says the “culture” instructor who trained aMother Jones contributor cum customer service operator.

The Town Hall Reimagined: President Obama In 140 Characters Or Less So, humanity’s first “Twitter town hall” is now in the books. Was it everything you hoped it would be? My wish is that if we all agree to behave ourselves, there won’t be any more of these things. As someone who grew up thrilling to history lessons on subjects like the Lincoln-Douglas debates, I just sort of feel bad for the future America in which school children will be taught about that time President Barack Obama responded to a tweet from @schnaps.

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July 5, 2011

Handpicked News & Non-News: Without Sex, Marines Caught, New Conservative Agenda, Creepiest Robots

by Accidental Bear

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton x390 (provided) | ADVOCATE.COM

Obama Appoints Out West Point Alum to Military Academy Board “I’m proud to have the opportunity to support the cadets who will lead our Army in the coming years,” Fulton said in a statement Tuesday. “And I’m pleased that the president is clearly setting the stage for a post–‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ military with appointments like this. Most important, I’m looking forward to supporting West Point as it continues to inspire, educate and train leaders of character, as it always has. It is my honor to continue to serve the Academy and the Army that I love.”

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Marines Caught in Marriage Scam Three Marines are facing several charges after it was revealed that they were involved in fraudulent marriages to collect financial assistance usually offered by the military only to opposite-sex married couples.Three Marines are facing several charges after it was revealed that they were involved in fraudulent marriages to collect financial assistance usually offered by the military only to opposite-sex married couples.

On Going Without Sex

A New Conservative Agenda “If you don’t like it, change it or leave. It’s that simple. For me, in politics, I’ve always had that mentality,” theMARGARET HOOVER X390 (GAGE SKIDMORE) | ADVOCATE.COM
Republican political strategist Margaret Hoover recently said with aplomb. 
Hoover is pro-gay and a favored Fox News guest—one of the few unwilling to soft-pedal support for marriage equality. If there will ever be political harmony on whether gay and lesbian couples should have the same marriage rights as other Americans, her influence may be part of the key to consensus.    

Casey Anthony NOT GUILTY OF MURDER After 33 days of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence and more than 90 witnesses, the jury in the Casey Anthony case has reached a verdict. After just a day of deliberation, jurors informed the court at midday that they had reached a decision, and both sides in the case were ordered to assemble in the courtroom.

 Nancy Grace Rails Against Casey Anthony Verdict

23 Creepiest Robots You’ve Ever Seen (VIDEOS)Anyone who has watched a few sci-fi films in the last couple decades knows the human race faces inevitable destruction at the hands of robots. Movies like “The Terminator,” “The Matrix,” and “I, Robot” warn us of the perils of artificial intelligence, but until our technology reaches such sophistication, for now we toy around with sex robots turned dental patients and ridiculous robo-mination.

Lucy Walker, Director of ‘Waste Land’, Follows Her Trash To The Landfill (PHOTOS & VIDEO) Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho, one of the world’s largest landfills, for her 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Waste Land. After her Waste Land experience, Lucy set out to learn what happens to Los Angeles’ garbage with social innovators Max Lugavere and Jason Silva. (Make sure to watch the video at the end of the slideshow!)



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