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When you mentioned a few knuckleheads ruin it...

were you referring to the looters, the young man who stole from a convenience store that prompted a call to the police, or both?
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ref Ferguson

Sad what happened last night Extremely sad what happened to Michael Brown as a mother I would be devastated and angry that this happened over cigarettes! But that is no excuse for looting and violence Don't say this was a group of knuckleheads These were criminals!!
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Your slant is a little severe. Don't you think?

Van Jones. Why the solid slant on what you can actually see in front of you?How dare you defend what you see and protect it. Get over it, and finally admit that perhaps what is happening in front of your eyes, belittles your protection. You can blame it on what you like, but it's happening. You can see it. You are there. Blame it on what you like. But this does not happen elsewhere in similar circumstances.
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Turning Motor City into Green Industry Central

What do you think about the government and corporations creating incentives for green jobs and green energy manufacturing in Detroit?
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We have to get in the game. Our mobile fundraising platform is a step in the right direction.

Our state of the art shortcut tool is a simple, turnkey mobile fundraiser for schools, non profits and political organizations. ScreenRaise enables institutions, organizations and communities to raise funds by collectively monetizing their network via the lock screen on Android phones. www.screenraise.com
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Nov 21, 2014
(CNN) -- The latest installment of the epic "Hunger Games" series hit theaters this Friday, and it promises to be the year's biggest blockbuster yet. You can chalk up a lot of these films' popularity to the star power of leading actress Jennifer Lawrence. Certainly, the great action scenes and special effects do not hurt, either. But the real reason "Hunger Games" has captured public imagination is that its fictional world of Panem is, in so many ways, an extreme version of our own America. For those who have not seen the movies or read the books, the "Hunger Games" tells... ... more
Aug 07, 2014
(CNN) -- Sometimes the hardest thing is to say "no" to a friend. All the more reason to applaud the bravery of Lee Saunders and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A few months ago, the United Negro College Fund accepted a $25 million grant from Charles and David Koch to support scholarships for minority students. It raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, everyone -- including me -- reveres the college fund. Its contribution to the cause of equal opportunity is legendary. But few people still alive have done more to promote policies that hurt African-Americans... ... more
Aug 06, 2014
  Where are the black and brown Mark Zuckerbergs? That was essentially the question — the challenge — that the musician Prince asked Van Jones, civil rights activist, founder of Green for All, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. The result is an ambitious initiative called Yes We Code, to prepare 100,000 low-opportunity youth for careers as web developers and computer programmers. Such training is critical for young people — the tech industry is a major driver of job growth. But it’s also important if the United States hopes to retain its technological edge. Without major investments to expand the talent pool,... ... more