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"FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU. FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME."

♪ ♫ I hit my knees and thank the Lord for this life of mine



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♪ ♫ I see you leaning, you're bound to fall; I don't want to be that mistake. I'm just a dreamer and nothing more; You should know it before it gets too late. ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫ I'm just here to love you, girl, and it's your world and I'm just passin' through ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫ The urge to run, the restlessness; the heart of stone I sometimes get. The things I've done for foolish pride; the me that's never satisfied ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫ I make you laugh and tell you things
You start thinking this is more than what it really is
You're beginning to dream and maybe someday
You could be the angel that could make me change
But all I see is a storm that you'll get lost in
Cause if it feels this good when we're just talkin'
You should be walking away, walking away ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫ She said you're a ramblin' man, you ain't ever gonna change; You got a gypsy soul to blame, and you were born for leavin' ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫ Well I can't give you everything you want, but I could give you what you thought you need ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫ Oh the last goodbye's the hardest one to say. This is where the cowboy rides away. ♪ ♫
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♪ ♫
I'm not a perfect person
There's many things I wish I didn't do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you

I'm sorry that I hurt you
It's something I must live with every day
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away ♪ ♫
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Breaking down the word Pissah: meaning "great" or "amazing" either realistically or sarcastically. You might also hear people say and spell this as, "pissa", or "pisser." If you're speaking to someone from Boston, occasionally combined with "wicked" to yield "wicked pissah."
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Squan: How many beers before coming to the right decision, Brett? You're on a two-decision streak, Neil. Shame on you, public hair on the Coke can.

Everything is unraveling, which in this case is a good thing.
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Really good chance you’ll never witness this again from me. For fresh blue claws I broke my rule of, “If it takes longer to prepare than to eat, it ain’t worth it.”

Phase One Pic – Caught
Phase Two Pic – Cleaned
Phase Three Pic – Seasoned
Phase Four Pic – Baked

Verdict: I’ll stick with steaming them in beer with Old Bay Seasoning from here on in. The only decision will be Blue Moon Light Sky, Michelob Ultra, Heineken Light or Corona Light.
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Squan: Not my thing. My bro got the culinary gene.
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LiLIRISHness: ❤❤❤❤
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Don't forget to read the comments. As passionate as the former SEAL who delivers the message.
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Squan: Pro-Military Follow-up:

Waiting on that Liz Cheney video that cautions, in no uncertain terms, anyone who would place bounties on American soldiers or personnel. If only the Traitor-in-Chief would grow some balls. What does Moscow have on him or is it merely his autocrat admiration?

Got to give it to Liz. Nice clean work. Said it all in two coherent sentences.

Stay tuned.
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Squan: As promised...

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Squan: Beautifully said. See what I did there? You will, and if you don't...well...

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Angel1981: Some people just have a way with words, and other people … oh … not have way.
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Squan: Too many Americans only hear what they want to hear & continue to be conned. He managed to run his businesses into bankruptcy, & is "guiding" a nation into the equivalent condition.

The ventriloquist in Russia speaks better English than his dummy in the US.
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Squan: The half-man, half mannequin attended a super-spreader to relax after lying about latest COVID numbers. I'm sure the Liar-in-Chief was proud of both of his disservices to the country.

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Squan: My buddy left me Dec 19th. It's not the same without him.
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Angel1981: Sorry to hear. RIP Buddy.
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Squan: History repeating itself over and over and over. "There but for the grace of God go I."

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Squan: The context:

Officers in Bronx Fire 41 Shots, And an Unarmed Man Is Killed
By Michael Cooper
Feb. 5, 1999

An unarmed West African immigrant with no criminal record was killed early yesterday by four New York City police officers who fired 41 shots at him in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building, the police said.

It was unclear yesterday why the police officers had opened fire on the man at 12:44 A.M. in the vestibule of his building at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section. The man, Amadou Diallo, 22, who came to America more than two years ago from Guinea and worked as a street peddler in Manhattan, died at the scene, the police said.

The Bronx District Attorney's office is investigating the shooting, whose details were still murky last night because there were apparently no civilian witnesses and none of the police officers involved had given statements to investigators. But Inspector Michael Collins, a police spokesman, said that investigators who went to the scene of the shooting did not find a weapon on or near Mr. Diallo.

Relatives and neighbors described Mr. Diallo as a shy, hard-working man with a ready smile, a devout Muslim who did not smoke or drink.

''I am very angry,'' said his uncle, Mamadou Diallo. ''He was a skinny guy. Why would the police shoot somebody of that nature 30 or 40 times? We see the police and we give them all the respect we have.''

A friend, Demba Sanyang, 39, said: ''We have a very undemocratic society back home, and then we come here. We don't expect to be killed by law enforcement officers.''

The four officers involved in the shooting were assigned to the aggressive Street Crimes Unit, which focuses largely on taking illegal guns off the street. All four officers, who were in plainclothes, used their 9-millimeter semiautomatic service pistols, which hold 16 bullets and can discharge all of them in seconds.

Two of the officers, Sean Carroll, 35, and Edward McMellon, 26, emptied their weapons, firing 16 shots each, the police said. Officer Kenneth Boss, 27, fired his gun five times and Officer Richard Murphy, 26, fired four times.

All four have been put on administrative leave, which is standard practice after a police shooting.

Three of the officers -- Officers Carroll, McMellon and Boss -- have been involved in shootings before, which is unusual in a department where more than 90 percent of all officers never fire their weapons in the line of duty. In those previous incidents, Officers Carroll and McMellon were found to have acted properly, the police said; the case of Officer Boss -- he shot and killed a man said to be armed with a shotgun on Oct. 31, 1997, in Brooklyn -- is still being reviewed by the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.

Police rules on when officers can fire their guns are explicit: deadly force can be used only when officers fear for their lives or the lives of others. But once they decide to shoot, officers are trained to fire until they ''stop'' the target from causing harm. They are told not to fire warning shots, and to aim for the center of the body, not arms or legs.

Police officials said it was unclear whether the circumstances of the confrontation between Mr. Diallo and the officers justified such a shooting. What the police say is known is that the four officers were patrolling Mr. Diallo's neighborhood yesterday morning in an unmarked car in the hope that they would make arrests and in the process turn up information about a serial rapist in the area.

At a quarter to one, the officers encountered Mr. Diallo. All four got out of the car and approached him as he stood in the vestibule of his building, the police said.

A police official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that a neighbor reported after the shooting that he had noticed a man, who the police believe was Mr. Diallo, loitering in the vestibule. The man described him as ''acting suspicious,'' said the official, who did not elaborate.

The officers did not communicate over their radios before they approached Mr. Diallo, the police said, so investigators said they did not know what prompted their initial interest in him.

Nor is it known why the officers began firing. A second police official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, ''We don't know what happened, because we haven't spoken to them, but it looks like one guy may have panicked and the rest followed suit.''

After the shooting the officers called in on their radios, the police said, and neighbors telephoned 911. Soon other officers arrived on the scene, followed by detectives and the ranking officers who are required to respond to all police shootings.

An investigation began, and no weapon was found on Mr. Diallo, Inspector Collins said.

A pager and a wallet were found lying next to the body, a police official said, adding that it was unclear whether the officers could have mistaken the pager for a weapon.

Mr. Diallo had lived in New York for two and a half years. A member of the Fulani ethnic group, he came from a village called Lelouma and followed relatives who had moved here. He worked as a street peddler, selling socks, gloves and videos on 14th Street in Manhattan. He sent much of the money he earned to his parents back home, friends said.

Yesterday, Mr. Diallo arrived home from work around midnight, said his roommate, Momodou Kujabi. The two men discussed who was going to pay the Con Edison bill, and then Mr. Diallo turned on the television and Mr. Kujabi went to bed. Another roommate, Mr. Diallo's cousin, Abdou Rahman Diallo, was already asleep.

Mr. Kujabi said he thought Mr. Diallo might have gone out for something to eat, as he often did after coming home from work.

Then came the shots, and a knock on the door, he said. It was the police.

Mr. Kujabi said that the officers brought him down to the vestibule to identify his friend's body. ''I said, 'How can this happen?' '' Mr. Kujabi recalled telling the officers. '' 'I left this guy less than 30 minutes ago.' ''

An autopsy found that Mr. Diallo died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the Chief Medical Examiner's Office. Further tests are required to learn how many wounds there were and where the bullets entered his body, she said.

Steven Reed, a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney's office, said the shooting was being investigated would probably be taken up by a grand jury.

Stuart London, a lawyer representing the officers, said that he was still trying to determine the facts of the case. ''It would be premature to comment,'' he said.

And Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani urged people to withhold judgment on the case. ''We've had terrible mistakes in this city when people have reacted to rumors and intuitions and feelings,'' he said. ''Let's let the situation run its course and then let's react to the facts.''

But Kyle Waters, a lawyer representing Mr. Diallo's family, said he was concerned that the police officers may have overreacted to Mr. Diallo. ''There was nothing to indicate that he was a criminal, nothing to indicate that he had a weapon,'' he said. ''For him to be sent back to his homeland in Guinea in a box is a horrible tragedy.''

State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, who represents the area, called the shooting ''outrageous,'' adding that it was clear that excessive force was used.

Mayor Giuliani said the circumstances of the shooting were unclear because the officers involved had invoked what is known as the 48-hour rule, which gives police officers two business days to consult with their union lawyers before they speak to investigators.

But police officials said that was not the case; instead, they said, they have not spoken to the officers because the Bronx District Attorney's office asked them not to. That is common practice in police shootings.

When prosecutors pursue possible criminal charges, police officers, like other citizens, can invoke their right against self-incrimination and decline to talk. The 48-hour rule comes into play when the Police Department pursues possible administrative charges. Officers in such an investigation are required to answer questions after the 48-hour respite, or face dismissal.

Yesterday, relatives began making plans to return the body of Mr. Diallo to his parents in the village of Lelouma. ''I think there is no reason to shoot someone more than 30 times,'' said Mamadou Diallo.
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Squan: Why do I think this won't be relaxing beach reading? Because none of it will surprise me.

June 23, 2020, 7:43 PM EDT / Updated June 23, 2020, 8:01 PM EDT
By Geoff Bennett and Dareh Gregorian

President Donald Trump's family has gone to court to try to block publication of his niece's book about him, her publisher and her lawyer confirmed to NBC News.
"President Trump and his siblings are seeking to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance. They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the public to know the truth. The courts will not tolerate this brazen violation of the First Amendment," Ted Boutros, a lawyer for Trump's niece, Mary Trump, said in a statement Tuesday.

The family's legal action was first reported by The New York Times. The paper cited an unidentified person familiar with the matter as saying the president's younger brother, Robert Trump, had filed for a temporary restraining order against Mary Trump in Queens Surrogate's Court, which handles will disputes.

NBC News has not obtained the legal filing.

Mary Trump and her brother, Fred Trump III, were involved in a messy court fight over their grandfather's estate in 2000, the New York Daily News reported at the time. Mary and Fred's father, Fred Trump Jr., had died in 1984, and they said they had been shortchanged in his will thanks to the family's machinations.

The court fight included allegations that Donald Trump and his two surviving siblings cut off family medical coverage for Mary and her brother, who was married and had a young child with a neurological disorder.

"When he sued us, we said, 'Why should we give him medical coverage?'" Donald Trump told the newspaper then, referring to Fred Trump III.

The dispute was settled in a confidential agreement, which the president said last weekend included a "very powerful" nondisclosure agreement.

"She's not allowed to write a book," Trump told Axios in an interview. "You know, when we settled with her and her brother, who I do have a good relationship with — she's got a brother, Fred, who I do have a good relationship with — but when we settled, she has a total ... signed a nondisclosure."

"It covers everything," the president added.

Mary Trump's book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," is scheduled to be released July 28. Publisher Simon & Schuster describes the book as a "revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him."

"She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald," the description says.

In a statement to The Times, Robert Trump said that he was "deeply disappointed" in his niece and that her "attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved parents."

Simon & Schuster, which on Tuesday released another book the president had tried to stop, John Bolton's "The Room Where It Happened," predicted that it would have similar success publishing Mary Trump's book.

"As the plaintiff and his attorney well know, the courts take a dim view of prior restraint, and this attempt to block publication will meet the same fate as those that have gone before," the company said in a statement.
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Squan: MAGA? Once the world leader, he has turned America into a laughing stock on more than one occasion and now has disgraced us internationally yet again. How? The answer is simple, no leadership, flying by the seat of his pants with no regard for the US, all of his decisions to benefit his brand and/or re-election...

THE European Union may impose a travel ban on Americans in a bid to keep out the coronavirus as the continent tentatively reopens its borders after months on lockdown, reports suggest.

By Laura O'Callaghan
PUBLISHED: 19:18, Tue, Jun 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:50, Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Officials in Brussels are drawing up a plan for the July 1 reopening for outside travellers. According to the New York Times, Eurocrats are keen to block US citizens from entering members states. Politicians in Brussels cite the US Government's failure to keep a lid on the virus as a reason behind the possible ban.

US President Donald Trump has come under fire for his handling of the outbreak which has killed 123,126 Americans and infected more than 2.4 million.

If the EU goes ahead with the plan it would mean American visitors would be put in the same category as Russians and Brazilians, namely the unwelcome travelers.

And it would be a slap in the face for Mr Trump as he desperately tries to revive the US economy.

The US has more than 2.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus.

A total of 123,126 deaths in the country have been attributed to the disease.
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Squan: Law professors and faculty from George Washington University Law School, Attorney General William Barr's alma mater, said in a letter Tuesday he has "failed to fulfill his oath of office to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States.'"

The rebuke comes after continued fallout over the departure of Geoffrey Berman, the federal prosecutor ousted over the weekend by the Trump administration, and is the latest in a chorus of criticism over Barr's actions as attorney general. Barr received his Juris Doctor degree from the law school in 1977 and while serving as attorney general under then-President George H.W. Bush he received an honorary degree from the university in 1992.

In a bi-partisan statement signed by 65 faculty and professors from the law school, the group wrote that Barr's actions as attorney general "have undermined the rule of law, breached constitutional norms, and damaged the integrity and traditional independence of his office and of the Department of Justice."

Signatories to the letter include president and CEO of the National Bar Association Alfreda Robinson and interim dean of the school Christopher Alan Bracey.

"[Barr] obfuscated and misled the American public about the results of the Mueller investigation. He wrongfully interfered in the day-to-day activities of career prosecutors, and continues to do so, bending the criminal justice system to benefit the President's friends and target those perceived to be his enemies," the letter read.

The group also criticized the attorney general for reportedly ordering the clearing out of protesters with police tactics ahead of President Donald Trump's walk across Lafayette Square and the President's subsequent photo-op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church earlier this month.

"At a critical moment in American history, Attorney General Barr could have been a leader in protecting Americans' First Amendment right to express their outrage at our nation's long history of institutional racism, and police brutality against people of color. Instead, Attorney General Barr stands on the wrong side of history," the statement also said.

Barr's actions, the statement continued, "have posed, and continue to create, a clear and present danger to the even-handed administration of justice, to civil liberties, and to the constitutional order."

In February, MORE THAN 2,000 FORMER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS signed a statement calling for the attorney general to resign.
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Squan: Gotta be fair. Trump detractors are citing this picture as him looking defeated & disheveled. In all actuality, I find it to be one of his better candids. Nope, not kidding.
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