ACLU lawsuit wants “Freedom of the Press” defined after Ferguson demonstrations

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It’s called The Bill Of Rights for a reason .

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[ooyala code="V1Y3hubzqBfQTRaUmrXuiz3Zhz5RDWwM" player_id="c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1"]ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – As the national media make their way to St. Louis, those telling the stories are becoming part of them.  Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly were arrested by police last night and soon released with no charges.

“The police are instructing protestors and the media to turn off their video cameras, to turn off their cell phones to stop recording.  That is absolutely improper.  We as the public and of course the media have a right to and must document encounters that occur.” said Executive Director ACLU Missouri Jeffrey Mittman.

The ACLU Missouri filed their second lawsuit in St. Louis County Civil Court.  The first asks for the Michael Brown arrest be made public record.  The second suit is asking a judge to offer a ruling that makes it media coverage clear.

“We hope will issue an…

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Blind Ambition

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Oh say can you see these blinds falling before me?
All I ever tried to do was open and close them for the view.
Two cords did break and down it crumbled
Causing me to growl and rumble
Now comes the hassle of tacking up curtains
To keep me from scaring my neighbors from flashing
Now two hours later and time for bed
So aggravating thoughts git outta my head!

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15 To Go

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I don’t know if you can tell from this photo, but there are still 15 SLC Comic Con guests to be announced and I get more excited each day! My heart was racing so fast yesterday, I had to sit and do deep breathing exercises! It’s been awhile since I felt this way, and it’s a good thing because I need to practice controlling my stress now or Lord help me when I fly out Sept 3!

I haven’t gone to Wal-Mart yet, but I did drive to Rose’s Discount Store in Ozark (AL) today and spent about $35.00. I didn’t find shoes, but Wednesday is Senior Discount Day and it’s 10% off everything us Seniors purchase, and I didn’t have to show an ID to prove my age! I wish I could’ve found more things, but can’t complain.

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This is my new pjs. If you look closely you’ll notice I can wear the top at Comic Con. When I saw them I just couldn’t resist. And they’ll go nicely with my pink shoes. Speaking of pink shoes, I found the coolest baseball cap to help keep the sun off me if I decide to venture to the mall which is .4 miles from my hotel. If all goes well I’ll arrive at the airport about 4:30 pm local time and then I’ll have to get transportation to the hotel. My research indicates it’ll cost at least $25.00 to take a cab which I hate, but my vision’s not that good for me to be traipsing around in unfamiliar surroundings. (Yes sometimes I do get resentful, but…)

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My son let me “use” his and Alexa’s chest to take this photo and he just informed me that the cap’s a cheetah print; so NO Alexa you can’t have it cause it’s going to Comic Con with me!

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Off To Shop I Go!

Where are the 7 dwarfs when I need ‘em? You see I need them for harmony as I sally forth to the store to find more shoes because my black comfy shoes (like these) won’t ship until August 25 which means they may not arrive for me to pack them for SLC Comic Con.

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I’ve been thinking I needed to find another pair, just dressier, and actually started searching the internet. I even thought about going to the mall in Dothan, but there’s just too much traffic for me to navigate there. (I get a headache now whenever I drive to the Post Office and it’s only about 2 miles away.) That’s why I usually do my driving at about 6-8 am to allow the stores to open. Guess I’ll check out shoes at the Ozark Wal-Mart tomorrow morning. Onward…

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Write? Right!

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I was going to cancel my Poets & Writers subscription because I didn’t think I could afford it and quite frankly I’ve been feeling burned out. I figure it’s because I keep thinking about Comic Con and wondering if I can afford to do all the things I want to do. More guests have been announced and I’m excited about that, but the cost for photo ops haven’t been posted yet and that’s annoying.

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I’ve been watching YouTube comic con videos and it looks like people are either taking selfies with the stars or someone else is taking the photos. I’m not very good with taking selfies — even when they turn out — it takes me up to 5 minutes to get the shot and I don’t think folks are going to want to wait that long. (Now you begin to understand how I’m tormenting myself.)

Anyway more stars will be announced, including someone from The Expendables 3 which I’m thinking will be The Governator himself because SLCC posted a photo of him saying, “I’ll be back!”

And soon I will be too because I received an offer I couldn’t refuse: a year subscription to Poets & Writers for $9.95! See sometimes hesitation is good! Onward…

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Poem – Unmatch dot com

sandrabranum:

In our electronic society Life and love get easier all the time!

Originally posted on The Happy Lifeaholic:

Here is a wonderful parody poem by Suki Spangles:
(no copyright infringement intended)

Unmatch Dot Com

One in four relationships begin online, But, Luckily, Nearly three in four relationships now end online. That's why, Unmatch dot com, Is the world's biggest break-up site. And an amazing ninety-one percent of people who use unmatch dot com, Break-up successfully with their new ex-partner. Using unmatch dot com is easy: You simply fill in our simple online form, And tick the criteria that your rubbish ex-partner-to-be hasn't met - And, because we have an amazing choice of reasons on offer, You know, using unmatch dot com, you will never be stuck with one of those embarrsssing silences, When your partner asks: But..but, why? And, if your relationship fails to fail, We will give you your money back - no questions asked. That's how confident we are, When you break-up using unmatch dot…

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Impossible journeys

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The road to success can be short or long, but you’ll never know if you give up.

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

one_wordWhen I first started this blog back in April 2012 I had absolutely no plan whatsoever. I had tried blogging for a few weeks back in January 2011, but it didn’t work out because I couldn’t find any readers.

The thing is, the Internet is pretty much a bizarre world. Yes, you’ve got millions and millions of people, so the potential is there, but at the same time you can’t stop asking yourself how on Earth are all these people going to find you among so many others who are doing kind of the same thing?

So, instead of focusing your time and energy on what you’re doing, you keep trying to find something unique and brilliant, something no one else has ever thought of doing before.

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