Monday, May 4, 2015

Endorse This: Municipal Bodily Functions

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A local councilwoman in Georgetown, Texas, got a rude surprise while trying to deliver a serious speech on the dangers of infectious diseases: It turned out that one of her colleagues had left the room to attend to some personal business — with his microphone still on.

Click above to watch her reaction — and to appreciate that local government is still the number-one place for active citizenship. Then share this video!

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Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Filed Against Bruce Jenner In Fatal Malibu Crash

By Veronica Rocha and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

LOS ANGELES — The stepchildren of a woman killed in a car crash involving Bruce Jenner filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Friday against the Olympian, accusing him of being negligent.

William Howe and Dana Redmond, the stepchildren of Kim Howe, 69, say Jenner is responsible for causing her death and “damage to her effects,” according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. They said they have suffered “enormous damages and losses.”

Jenner “violated the rules of the road” and was “negligent, careless and reckless,” according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges Jenner violated the basic speed law, a California vehicle code section “designed to protect” their stepmother.…

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Endorse This: ‘Stand By Me’

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Soul singer Ben E. King has passed away at age 76, it was announced Friday. King was best known for his classic 1961 single, “Stand by Me.”

Click above to watch a 1987 performance by King of this great song, as part of an all-star band at The Prince’s Trust Rock Concert event in England. Then share this video.

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