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Reader Selected News For The Week Of Aug 8 To Aug 14

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 7th, 2015. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Reader Selected News For The Week Of Aug 8 To Aug 14”

  1. captstubby says:

    Great Lakes gas prices up after partial refinery shutdown

    Aug 13, 2015

    The Associated Press.

    DETROIT (AP) – Prices at the pump remain up across the Great Lakes region because of the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large Indiana oil refinery.

    Dearborn-based AAA Michigan, which surveys prices at 2,800 Michigan gas stations,
    said Thursday morning the statewide average was about $2.80 a gallon,
    about 22 cents more than Wednesday’s average but down about 75 cents from a year ago.

    According to GasBuddy.com, the most affected states are Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois,
    but others, including Minnesota and Wisconsin, are saw increases.

    The BP Whiting Refinery in northern Indiana shut down the largest of three crude distillation units Saturday
    for what the company in a statement called “unscheduled repair work.”
    BP says that the rest of the refinery is operating at reduced production.


    i am always in aw of the lightning speed gas prices go up at a moments notice,
    but some how never go down or return at the same pace.
    is that “unscheduled repair work.”
    something like what happened to the Hillary server?

  2. captstubby says:

    Susan Sarandon and ex long-term partner Tim Robbins have made jail movies, giving them insight us lesser mortals lack.

    Add your name: Oklahoma, don’t execute Richard Glossip

    Dear MoveOn member,
    Susan Sarandon
    My dear friend Sister Helen Prejean, who I played in “Dead Man Walking,” is fighting her every waking hour to save an innocent man Oklahoma plans to execute in just 33 days. We need your help—and we need it right now.

    Sign our petition asking Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to stop the execution of Richard Glossip.

    {convicted by two jurys as guilty of murder-for-hire}

    Richard is scheduled to be executed on September 16. He was convicted of murder solely on the testimony of Justin Sneed,

    {Glossip convinced an 18-year-old maintenance worker, Justin Sneed, to kill Van Treese for $10,000.Sneed did just that; beating Van Treese with a baseball bat after a violent struggle in a first-floor motel room.}

    who confessed to the murder but claimed Richard had hired him to do it—even though there is not a shred of physical evidence to support his claim. By implicating Richard, Sneed avoided the death penalty himself and is serving a life sentence in a medium-security prison.1

    {so the Black Murderer cut a deal, and cheated the hangman.}

    Ten men on death row in Oklahoma have been exonerated in the past 35 years, four of them convicted based on the false testimony of criminals who had their sentences reduced in exchange for their testimony.2

    Despite this, Gov. Fallin has said the state will go ahead with the execution.3 Our only hope is that a groundswell of public outrage forces the governor to issue a 60-day reprieve—giving Richard’s pro bono lawyers time to prove his innocence.

    {of course the Hollywood types would never thing of using their money for this.}

    Add your voice to help save an innocent man’s life. Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends right away.
    {oddly , no one gives a s..t about the innocent dead man.}

    Sneed’s own daughter wrote to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board last October that she “strongly believe[s]” Richard is innocent. “For a couple of years now, my father has been talking to me about recanting his original testimony,” she wrote. “I feel his conscience is getting to him.”4

    Decades of research and investigations show that the death penalty is discriminatory and is used disproportionately against people who are low-income (like Richard), and Black, and in cases where the victim is white.5

    {translation;only rich white folk are guilty]

    As Reverend Adam Leathers of Oklahoma City stated on Monday night, “Sixty days is a small price to pay to avoid killing an innocent man.”6

    {tell that to Richard Glossip boss who was beaten to death. }

    Thanks for all you do.

    –Susan Sarandon


    1. “Save Richard Glossip!” Ministry Against the Death Penalty, accessed August 7, 2015

    2. “What Happened in Room 102: Oklahoma Prepares to Execute Richard Glossip,” The Intercept, July 9, 2015

    3. “Fallin says state is prepared ‘to hold [Richard Glossip] accountable,’ activists plead for his life,” The City Sentinel, August 10, 2015

    4. “Clemency letter from O’Ryan Justine Sneed,” Scribd, October 23, 2014

    5. “Death Penalty 101,” American Civil Liberties Union, accessed August 14, 2015

    6. “Fallin says state is prepared ‘to hold [Richard Glossip] accountable,’ activists plead for his life,” The City Sentinel, August 10, 2015

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