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Seattle Police Office punches teenage girl in the face for jaywalking



I'm not taking a side. But I'm curious as to what you guys think of this. All other politics aside, and just from having the info provided from the news article and then seeing the video - what do you think?


From the criminal justice classes I've taken; I understand police officers have a certain amount of discretion. I can see, from the implications of the video, why the officer reacted the way he did and even guess what might be going through his head at the time, but is it justifiable to others? I'm not siding with the officer. I'm not siding with the girls either. Just curiosity.
acoustics1220: (prose over hoes)
I just posted this comment at someone's LJ, but can't help to reiterate here.

All I keep thinking is, 'what has he actually done to get so much support from people?' And the answer is still the same, He's done nothing but give fancy speeches. Just look at his record.

This article says just a few snippets of the truth, while grandly introducing the new President. But these phrases caught my attention:

Overnight he became a sought-after surrogate campaigner, and he had scarcely settled into his Senate seat when he began preparing for his run for the White House.

And he had scarcely settled into his Senate seat - now remind me - what did he do in the Senate? Did he do anything before standing right up and starting to campaign for Presidency?

Said Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California: "Tonight the American people have called for a new direction. They have called for change in America."

Change, right? As in, the guy who 'scarcely settled into his Senate seat' will be creating this change? Besides uniting a people after giving a charismatic speech?

I'll support him as our President, because that's what I have to do as a citizen of this great nation. I will support him, and I hope beyond anything that he can actually act on his words, because they were very fancy words - but if he doesn't, how many years will that be of disappointment then? 12? Disappointing.
acoustics1220: ([BUSH] the end of a mockery)
This post said everything I've thought, but could never articulate so well. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] wlotus (and [livejournal.com profile] syven for linking it in her own journal).

And I think that's the only thing I'll say anymore about politics this season. And because the opportunity just happened to make itself known, I have voted already. :D
acoustics1220: (Clemence Poesy intense)
So politics are being brought up more in lj posts, and another flister pointed out a site that has information about the candidates, direct quotes, a survey, etc etc. (thanks [livejournal.com profile] minisinoo) I'm sure most of my flist has read your post so I don't think I need to reiterate to go read it, lol.

But if you haven't, it's a good read ^_^ )

Politics

Jan. 3rd, 2008 06:52 pm
acoustics1220: (old camera)
I just found this link from a fellow flister, [livejournal.com profile] blush_response, and I want to share. (You guys should share, too - awareness really is important)

Glassbooth.org

This survey has 20 questions, and then it classifies you with a Presidential Candidate. I got Michael Gravel (by 81%) :D I've never heard of him. But maybe this'll help me to kick-start my own research into whom I could support as President.
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GAS OUT INFO
acoustics1220: (throws down frapp INSANE)



GAS OUT TOMORROW - DON'T GET GAS TOMORROW -

NO GAS...On May 15th 2007
Don't pump gas on may 15th
...in April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.

There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take
$2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companys pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.

If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldnt) resend this to all your contact list. With it saying, ''Don't pump gas on May 15th"

Rufus Wainwright - Release the Stars - Going to a Town

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