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LAPD to investigate Michael Brown parody song . sung a cop retirement party

The song was sung during a recent party hosted at the Glendale Elks Lodge by a retired LAPD officer, police said.

Video of the party and singing was first sent to TMZ.

If investigators find that any current officers attended "and misconduct took place, a formal investigation will be opened,” said Jane Kim, a spokeswoman for the LAPD.

Some of the changed lyrics to the song released by Jim Croce in 1973 include:

"Michael Brown learned a lesson
about a messin’ with a bad … police man
And he’s, bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole darn town
Badder than an ol' King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog
Two men took to fightin’
And Michael punched in through the door
and Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-investigation-michael-brown-song-20141223-story.htmlHis brain was splatter on the floor."

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:05 PM (7 replies)

how.much should a damn water heater cost. installed?

50 gallon

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 07:00 PM (31 replies)

meek cat

'The first thing I thought of when I looked at him was how much he looks like Puss in Boots from the Shrek movies.
Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas in Shrek, was known to switch from a bold fighter into a meek pussycat who softened his enemies with his cute expression.
Colleen added: 'Marty demands for you to lie or sit a specific way and if you don't pet him enough, he will serve you a nice little 'love bite'.
'He is certainly a complex feline, he is very open with his feelings and lets us know if he hungry, playful, or in need of attention.
'It works every single time, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to give into a face like that.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2885090/Marty-cat-knows-just-way-doing-bets-impression-Puss-Boots-Shrek.html#ixzz3MlO1m06J

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 05:38 PM (1 replies)

Cubans still driving classic cars eye possibility of buying American imports

The retro rides are the result of the U.S. embargo imposed in 1962. Once in effect, American auto parts were nowhere to be found, meaning Cubans had to rely on ingenuity to fabricate replacements, or figure out fixes using parts culled from Japanese and Russian cars.

HAVANA — Cuba’s classic cars are the pride of the nation — and a huge pain in the neck for their owners.

Throughout Havana, gas-guzzling, steel “Yank tanks” from the 1950s and early 1960s still run — though many Cubans said Friday they wouldn’t complain if new American cars returned to the market after a 54-year hiatus.

Xiomara Valdez’s rickety red ride from 1960 sat on a jack near the center of Havana while a mechanic replaced the brakes. Yet again.

“I don’t like it because I always have to fix it!” said Valdez, 45. “The Studebaker is very, very bad ... It’s always a problem.”

Indeed, she said it’s been problem that’s been passed down in her family for more than five decades.

Nearby, Francisco Medina, 46, proudly declared that his 4-year-old son, Franki de Jesus, will one day inherit his blue 1952 Ford Sedan. The gift will unfortunately come with seemingly weekly repairs.

“It’s a lot of work to maintain a car like this. We have to repair everything,” he said.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Dec 22, 2014, 08:30 PM (5 replies)

This Google Car Is Worth Hundreds Of Millions But Looks Like It Cost $2,000

Google officially became a car company in 2014 and just in time to catch the waning days of the year, the tech colossus revealed the first prototype of its driverless vehicle.

In roughly the decade since Google began to develop self-driving cars, the company has spent what's likely hundred of millions if not billions on the project, when you take into account all factors.

Those include engineers, equipment, the cost of buying a fleet of regular cars, and the cost of building roadworthy versions of the steering-wheel-less, pedal-less "podmobiles" it introduced this year.

And in all seriousness, I think this is exactly what we'll all be tooling around in — in a few decades, actually sooner than anyone thinks.

That said, the Google Car doesn't look like much. And course we knew we weren't getting a Italian supercar or even a Tesla Model S. That just isn't the way Google does things.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Dec 22, 2014, 07:51 PM (24 replies)

internet raises 35k for homeless man who walked 5 miles daily to visit his dog in a shelter

"When I couldn't pay my rent any more, I moved across the street into the backyard of an empty house," Buchmann said. "I pitched a two-man tent, and it was kind of fun for about a week, but it wasn't good for Buster."
He asked police where he could take Buster, so he would be cared for until Buchman could get on his feet again. He was given contact information for Faithful Friends Animal Society.



'llPierantozzi was so impressed with his devotion to Buster and his willingness to work that Faithful Friends agreed to take Buster until Pete could get back on his feet. She also reached out to her contacts in hopes of finding him a full-time job. Pierantozzi's help and media coverage led to offers of jobs, clothing, bus passes and other gifts for Buchmann and Buster from around the world.

Pierantozzi said "This is really a love story that has evoked a tremendous response around the world. It has inspired people. It has given them a feeling of hope and a belief that there are good people who will go the extra mile for their pets, and that there are good people out there willing to help."

At a special ceremony this week, Buchmann received a check for more than $35,000 raised by an online fund, a nest egg he says is going straight into the bank. He also accepted the keys to a donated used truck and keys to his new apartment
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:44 PM (16 replies)

why poor people stay poor - saving money costs money

Why Poor People Stay Poor
Saving money costs money. Period.

Excerpted from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado. Out now from Putnam.

I once lost a whole truck over a few hundred bucks. It had been towed, and when I called the company they told me they’d need a few hundred dollars for the fee. I didn’t have a few hundred dollars. So I told them when I got paid next and that I’d call back then.

It was a huge pain in the ass for those days. It was the rainy season, and I wound up walking to work, adding another six miles or so a day to my imaginary pedometer. It was my own fault that I’d been towed, really, and I spent more than a couple hours ruing myself. I finally made it to payday, and when I went to get the truck, they told me that I now owed over a thousand dollars, nearly triple my paycheck. They charged a couple hundred dollars a day in storage fees. I explained that I didn’t have that kind of money, couldn’t even get it. They told me that I had some few months to get it together, including the storage for however long it took me to get it back, or that they’d simply sell it. They would, of course, give me any money above and beyond their fees if they recovered that muc


I was working two jobs at the time. Both were part time. Neither paid a hundred bucks a day, much less two.

I wound up losing my jobs. So did my husband. We couldn’t get from point A to point B quickly enough, and we showed up to work, late, either soaked to the skin or sweating like pigs one too many times. And with no work, we wound up losing our apartment.

It’s amazing what things that are absolute crises for me are simple annoyances for people with money. Anything can make you lose your apartment, because any unexpected problem that pops up, like they do, can set off that Rube Goldberg device.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:25 PM (3 replies)

Kansas city cops live tweet their harassment of a transgendered person

The Kansas City Police Department is apologizing for offensive tweets posted on

The Kansas City Police Department in Missouri is apologizing after posting tweets that targeted the transgender community this weekend.

The police department held a "tweet-along," the social media version of a ride-along, Friday night. The tweets gave their 58,000-plus followers a glimpse into the jobs and minds of department employees.

The officers stopped to talk to a female "possible prostitute" on Independence Avenue Friday night, according to Twitter. They asked her why she became a sex worker and suggested she instead try working at a nearby Sonic fast-food restaurant, which had a help wanted sign in the window.

The officers soon realized the woman was not what they had expected.

"Wait. That prostitute was, in fact, a man. Not doing anything against the law at present so they let him/her go," a tweet read.

Critics called out the officers for harassing transgender people and said it was not the first time.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kansas-city-police-apologize-anti-transgender-tweetalong-article-1.2052795
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:10 PM (3 replies)

dognapper dye pitbull but dog identified by microchip

Idiot dognappers dye Coco the brown pit bull BLACK in bid to throw authorities off the scent... but get caught after dog’s microchip alerts owners
Coco disappeared from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving
A month later, she was found by animal control officers, but was a completely different color from her usual reddish brown
Officials say the black dye was an attempt to deceive the people looking for Coco

Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving.
Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners — but she was a different color.
Riverside County animal services officials made the match when they scanned a stray, black dog for an implanted microchip and found she was listed as an 8-month-old reddish-brown pit bull adopted in October from a San Jacinto shelter.

'She actually recognized me when I went in there to verify it was her,' owner Heather Lowery told NBC Los Angeles.
'She shakes her whole body as if she were Pluto basically, and she did it again today. She jumped right on (me) and took pictures with me.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2882577/Missing-reddish-brown-pit-bull-Coco-returned-home-month-stolen-black-thief-dyed-pooch-deceive-owners-looking-her.html#ixzz3MZMgTAxz
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:19 PM (1 replies)

New York Subway Officials To Shame People Sitting With Their Legs Spread - "man spreading"

Link above has pics of man spreading galore

The campaign, in part, will target man spreaders: people who spread their legs wide open, even on crowded trains, MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz told BuzzFeed New

The campaign, in part, will target man spreaders: people who spread their legs wide open, even on crowded trains, MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz told BuzzFeed News

It’s a crowded train, and you’re packed in between two “man spreaders” with their knees miles apart.

Not the most comfortable feeling in the world.

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will soon take action against the seat-hogging people of the subway system, according to reports from AM New York.

In January, the MTA will unveil an entirely new public service campaign aimed at preserving space on its already packed trains.

That means leg-spreaders, backpack wearers and people who place grocery bags on the seat.
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