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Rest In Peace: Sherman Hemsley (1928-2012)
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Sherman Hemsley was an actor that we didn't appreciate as much as we should. I suspect that we will end up appreciating him more in death than we did in life. He died at the age of 74. He had no wife or children. He made a good living as an actor after spending four years in the Air Force and eight years working at the post office. Hemsley made a name for himself as George Jefferson, carrying
 
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36th Annual BDPA Technology Conference (Indianapolis, August 5-9, 2014)
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Learn more about the 36th annual BDPA Technology Conference being held August 5-9, 2014 in Indianapolis.  Here is a brief video clip with some of the details of this remarkable STEM-based event.Call BDPA on (301) 584-3135 to learn more about connecting with the organization's programs, scholarships and services on a local, regional or national level.Related articlesVIDEO: Review of 2013 BDPA
 
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Introduce Yourself
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Hotep! My vision for the Electronic Village is simple. I want you to feel that you have entered a warm and welcoming enclave where you can rest for a moment under our baobob tree and share libations with fellow villagers.Just relax for a moment in your hectic surfing through cyberspace ... relax and enjoy the vibe of our Electronic Village.We hope that our voice is a worthy one in the blogosphere.
 
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Taser Lawsuit: La'Reko Williams vs. Officer Michael Forbes (NC)
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Michael Forbes took the stand this week in the civil case surrounding a 2011 death. The wheels of justice move slowly ... but, the parents of the La'Reko Williams, 21, have not given up. They are suing Forbes for wrongful death and say he used excessive force when he shot Williams with a Taser two times in 2011. Williams later died of a heart attack.  [SO
 
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561 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States Since 2001
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Today we added 35-year old Timothy Griffis (Lake City, FL) as the 210th taser-related death in America since 2009. [NOTE: the full list is shown below].According to Amnesty International, between 2001 and 2008, 351 people in the United States died after being shocked by police Tasers. Our blog has documented another 210 taser-related deaths in the United States in 2009-2014. That means there
 
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What To Do If You're Stopped by the Police
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We all recognize the need for effective law enforcement, but we should also understand our own rights and responsibilities — especially in our interactions with the police. We also need to realize that having rights doesn't guarantee that you will survive to tell the tale of your interaction with the police as demonstrated by the following photo array!Here are some are some suggestions on what
 
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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergartenby Robert FulghumMost of what I really needTo know about how to liveAnd what to do and how to beI learned in kindergarten.Wisdom was not at the topOf the graduate school mountain,But there in the sand pile at Sunday school.These are the things I learned:Share everything.Play fair.Don't hit people.Put things back where you found them.Clean up your
 
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The Tea Party Governor Backlash - Daily Beast
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WND.comThe Tea Party Governor BacklashDaily BeastThe conventional wisdom has it that this cycle is a GOP wave election. But beneath the surface, Democrats are doing OK—and Tea Party governors may pay the price for failing to moderate. America seems resigned to a Seinfeld election in 2014—a campaign ...Tea party reveals hottest political issue of 2014WND.comWhat if 2010 Tea Party wave Gove
 
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After Hearing What a Tea Party Group Recently Did in Ferguson, You Likely Won ... - TheBlaze.com
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TheBlaze.comAfter Hearing What a Tea Party Group Recently Did in Ferguson, You Likely Won ...TheBlaze.comThe story won't spark controversy or make many front pages, but there is some good happening in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the unrest following the police-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Many local businesses in ...Tea party steps in to help riot-rack
 
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