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Shredded Hedly

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hahaha the military elite who havent lost their minds

Hate Trump
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:52 PM (0 replies)

what the hell were the gunnys doing to stop it?

Picking lint out of their barrels? Y'all so smart you shoulda seen this coming from a mile away. In the meantime some infantile-schizo-racist-lunatic grabbed the banner for the cons. Its a shame you all didn't see coming what was obviously in your face.
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Sat Jun 11, 2016, 01:18 AM (1 replies)

Immigrants with questionable legal status are reportedly helping to build Donald Trump's new luxury

Immigrants with questionable legal status are reportedly helping to build Donald Trump's new luxury hotel.

A new report in The Washington Post suggests that immigrants who reside in the US illegally are working on one of Donald Trump's signature real-estate projects.

Trump has made relentless opposition to illegal immigration a core part of the platform for his GOP presidential campaign. That same opposition, however, is apparently causing awkwardness at a work site in Washington, D.C., where Trump is constructing a $200 million luxury hotel just blocks from the White House.

The Post's Antonio Olivo talked to 15 of the workers — some of whom, he wrote Monday, "acknowledged that they remain in the country illegally."

"The majority of us are Hispanics, many who came illegally," said a mason, Ivan Arellano, who reportedly obtained legal status through marriage. "And we're all here working very hard to build a better life for our families."

Trump has faced a backlash stemming from his campaign-announcement speech, when he accused the Mexican government of sending "rapists" and drug runners to the US. He has repeatedly and passionately defended his remarks, generating reams of headlines and causing him to lose several business relationships.

In response to The Post's inquiries, Trump representatives said the GOP businessman required all of his contractors to obey US immigration laws. The lead contractor for the luxury hotel, Lend Lease, declined to comment to The Post and did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider on Tuesday.

"Mr. Trump, who is the 100% owner of the Old Post Office , hired one of the largest contractors in the world to act as the general contractor," Michael Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, told the newspaper. "That company is Lend Lease. They then go out and employ subcontractors to work for them.

"The obligation to check all workers on site is exclusive to Lend Lease," Cohen added. "This of course assumes that the assertion regarding the employees' status is accurate.

http://www.businessinsider.com/undocumented-immigrants-donald-trump-hotel-report-2015-7
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Tue Jul 7, 2015, 10:22 AM (3 replies)

APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6d90b1f473f147ed9f0048f9e9ac2287/apnewsbreak-cosby-said-he-got-drugs-give-women-sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and other people, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Cosby's lawyers insisted that two of the accusers knew they were taking quaaludes from the comedian, according to the unsealed documents.

Nevertheless, attorneys for some of the numerous women suing Cosby seized on the testimony as powerful corroboration of what they have been saying all along: that he drugged and raped women.

The AP had gone to court to compel the release of a deposition in a sexual-abuse case filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, the first of a cascade of lawsuits against him that have severely damaged his good-guy image.

Cosby's lawyers had objected to the release of the material, arguing it would embarrass him. Ultimately, a judge unsealed just a small portion of the deposition.

"The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct is a matter as to which the AP — and by extension the public — has a significant interest," U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno wrote
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Mon Jul 6, 2015, 09:45 PM (18 replies)

Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was "side issue" to Civil War

Five million public school students in Texas will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation. The state’s guidelines for teaching American history also do not mention the Ku Klux Klan or Jim Crow laws.

And when it comes to the Civil War, children are supposed to learn that the conflict was caused by “sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery” — written deliberately in that order to telegraph slavery’s secondary role in driving the conflict, according to some members of the state board of education.

Slavery was a “side issue to the Civil War,” said Pat Hardy, a Republican board member, when the board adopted the standards in 2010. “There would be those who would say the reason for the Civil War was over slavery. No. It was over states’ rights.”

The killings of nine black parishioners in a South Carolina church last month sparked a broad backlash against the Confederate battle flag , to some a symbol of Southern heritage but to others a divisive sign of slavery and racism.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/150-years-later-schools-are-still-a-battlefield-for-interpreting-civil-war/2015/07/05/e8fbd57e-2001-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html?hpid=z4
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Mon Jul 6, 2015, 03:48 PM (48 replies)

East Texas firefighter terminated after comment praising Charleston murders

Social media is far-reaching, and what gets posted there can often return to haunt those who say things that are considered objectionable. An East Texas firefighter is now experiencing this after being fired for his alleged post on Facebook.

Mabank volunteer firefighter Kurtis Cook reportedly posted on a South Carolina newspaper's Facebook page that the confessed Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, "needs to be praised for the good deed he has done." Roof is alleged to have shot and killed nine people who were in a Bible study class at the historic Charleston Emanuel AME Church.

His post was shared across social media, calling for people to call the Mabank Fire Department asking to have the volunteer removed from the department. Mabank Fire Department leaders said, on social media, that they were investigating the allegations on Friday morning.

Less than an hour after that statement was posted on the department's Facebook page, they posted again, this time saying that Cook had been terminated from his volunteer position.

The statement read:

As of 1123 hrs, after an investigation in the allegations being made of Firefighter Kurtis Cook, the Mabank Fire Department Command Staff has terminated Kurtis Cook as a volunteer firefighter permanently and has trespassed him from all Mabank Fire Department property. The Mabank Fire Department does not condone nor promote these type of actions or thoughts. On behalf of all members, the Mabank Fire Department offers our deepest apologies to all that were offended by his actions and comments.

http://www.live5news.com/story/29365119/east-texas-firefighter-terminated-after-comment-praising-charleston-murders


Posted by Shredded Hedly | Sat Jun 20, 2015, 03:19 PM (8 replies)

High School Record Hints At Troubled Teen Years, South Carolina Shooter Switched Schools Multiple Ti

High School Record Hints At Troubled Teen Years, South Carolina Shooter Switched Schools Multiple Times

Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, appears to have dropped out of high school after repeating ninth grade, South Carolina school records show. Roof's Facebook page shows him as having attended White Knoll High School, a public school, while his school enrollment records construct a sparse but fitful history of a transient student who transferred multiple times between districts before apparently ceasing to attend school altogether after the ninth grade.

http://www.ibtimes.com/dylann-roof-high-school-record-hints-troubled-teen-years-south-carolina-shooter-1973606

Was he home schooled?
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Fri Jun 19, 2015, 11:16 AM (7 replies)

Leader Of Gun Group Praised By Ted Cruz Said The 2A Was "Designed" For People Like Obama

Larry Pratt, the head of extremist group Gun Owners of America, argued that "the Second Amendment was designed for people just like the president and his administration" in comments uncovered by Right Wing Watch.

Pratt, who has suggested that politicians should fear being shot by GOA supporters and has flirted with the conspiracy theory that high-profile mass shootings are government staged events, was forced to leave Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign in 1996 after his past ties to white supremacists were revealed. In spite of this track record of extremism, Pratt is still treated by Republican politicians and by certain media outlets as a credible authority on gun issues. On May 27, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addressed Pratt's group, and said GOA support was "critical" to his election as a U.S. Senator. Pratt was on Fox News as recently as June 2 in order to defend comments about guns made by actor Vince Vaughn.

Right Wing Watch published audio on June 4 of Pratt appearing on a far-right radio show in April to talk about a since-withdrawn proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to ban a particular type of armor-piercing ammunition. During the discussion Pratt said, "the Second Amendment was designed for people just like the president and his administration" and added that if the present government wants "to go tyrannical on us, we got something for 'em".
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The same day as Right Wing Watch's post, GOA put online audio of Cruz's May 27 "Tele-Town Hall" appearance. Cruz opened his remarks by effusively praising GOA, saying, "GOA endorsed me early on when I ran for the Senate and played a critical part in helping get me elected and sending me from the state of Texas to represent 27 million Texans" and that supporters of GOA are "patriots".

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Even before Cruz's participation in the town hall, Pratt's decades-long record of extremism was well documented. Recently, Pratt claimed that it was "reasonable" to suspect that Obama orchestrated civil unrest in Baltimore and that police should have shot and killed rioters to bring calm to the city. He has also repeatedly given credence to the notion that Obama will start a race war.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/06/05/leader-of-gun-group-praised-by-ted-cruz-said-th/203901
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Fri Jun 5, 2015, 04:12 PM (10 replies)

Made in America

I just ordered two of these chairs:

http://www.flatoutcomfort.com/

From this company:

http://www.besthf.com/besthf/Furniture/AboutUs

In 1962, two men turned their chair expertise into a yet unknown empire. In a small rented building the two covered all aspects of the business for quite some time. Over forty years later, Best Chairs has surpassed all expectations becoming Best Home Furnishings, a name adopted to further describe the entire product line. Family owned and operated, our facilities cover over 1,100,000 square feet in five locations with over 1,000 employees and is growing to become one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world.

The company's success story began with a very simple theme: make the best quality product at the most affordable price. While the Best Home Furnishings of today no longer resembles the Best Chairs of yesterday, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to quality and the total satisfaction of our customers. Best's product selection has grown to hundreds of different styles all available in over a thousand diverse cover selections made to order in days, not weeks. Only from Best Home Furnishings...

...Best Home Furnishings is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner. The company and its employees will support the development of new technologies and techniques that further this goal. We will strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle manufacturing by-products and employ other creative solutions to conserve natural resources. Finally, we will apply our company's core value of continuous improvement to assure we are always searching for more environmentally responsible ways to conduct our business

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I had alot of options for buying furniture and when I found that these were made in America it became a primary reason to buy. The fact that they recline flat out is a bonus.

Is "Made in America" part of your decision for buying big purchase items?



Posted by Shredded Hedly | Mon May 25, 2015, 12:10 PM (7 replies)

Pot Legalizations Push U.S. Closer to Weed Business Boom

Voter legalization of recreational marijuana in two more states plus the District of Columbia this week mounts pressure on the federal government to decriminalize cannabis — nudging America closer to a weed business boom, pot advocates and opponents agree.

A federal law banning marijuana sales remains the biggest blockade to the dawn of a national cannabis industry. That law causes many banks to avoid dealing with legal pot retailers, forcing weed entrepreneurs in Colorado and Washington to run cash-only operations — a daily danger, the owners say.

“But the direction voters are moving in is obvious, and with additional states it’s now harder to call Colorado and Washington 'experiments,’” said Derek Peterson, founder and CEO of Terra Tech Corp. The Irvine, California company focuses on local farming and medical cannabis — likely the first publicly traded company, Peterson said, to hold a medical marijuana license.

“These are the same voters who elect our federal lawmakers, which I think is the major reason you’re seeing such a quick and dramatic turnaround on these policies in Congress,” Peterson said.

In July, for example, the U.S. House voted in support of a measure to make it easier for banks to conduct business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana. That bill has not yet cleared the Senate.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/pot-legalizations-push-u-s-closer-weed-business-boom-n243861
Posted by Shredded Hedly | Sun May 17, 2015, 09:09 AM (6 replies)
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