Police: 59 Shots In ‘Suicide By Cop’ Case

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In Chattanooga, Tennessee six police officers fired at least 59 shots in less than a minute, killing a man (32 year old Alonzo Heyward) roaming the neighborhood with a rifle looking to commit “suicide by cop.” A police dashboard camera with audio showed that all the shots were fired in three volleys within 30 seconds. Police released the count of 59 gunshots after a Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s office report Monday showed that Heyward’s body had 43 bullet entry and exit wounds. Police spokeswoman Kim Noorbergen said “You’ve got a distraught man carrying a .44 Magnum rifle. Anybody who is around is is danger.”

Police: 59 shots in ‘suicide by cop’ case – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

Antidepressant Use Rising To The Top.

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In a revealing report, it’s said that the use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled from 1996 and 2005.  About 6% of people were prescribed in 1996- 13 million people, to 10% or 27 million people in 2005. More than 164 million prescriptions were written in 2008 for antidepressants, totaling $9.6 billion. The survey did not look at why, but it may be more socially acceptable to be diagnosed with and treated for depression. The availability of new drugs may also be a factor. But what’s the deal? Researchers say that antidepressants do little help, but they are marketed, dam near shoved down our throats..why? Who benefits from medicated masses?

Antidepressant use doubles in U.S., study finds – Mental health- msnbc.com.

China In Quarantine For The Plague!

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In China, an outbreak of pneumonic plague had caused authorities to lock down a town where about a dozen people are infected with the highly contagious disease. The World Health Organization has been in close contact with Chinese health officials and that measures taken so far to treat and quarantine are appropriate. Pneumonic Plague is spread through the air and can be passed from person to person through coughing. It is caused by the same bacteria that occurs in bubonic plague.

China seals off town amid plague outbreak – China- msnbc.com.

Ideals Clash In Nigeria.

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In Maiduguri, Nigeria troops pounded the compound of an Islamic sect blamed for days of violence in northern Nigeria then attacked it’s mosque, killing at least 100 militants. An AP reporter watched soldiers shoot their way into the mosque and then raked those holed up inside. The reporter later counted 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard. Militants are reported to be seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law throughout the muti-religious country. Nigeria’s 140 million people are nearly evenly divided between Christians, who predominate in the south, and primarily northern-based Muslims.

Dozens killed as Nigeria mosque attacked – Africa – msnbc.com.

Fallen Starbury!!

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After being praised and raised throughout his young adult life, Stephon Marbury’s career has taken a desolate downturn. The pride of Coney Island has been reduced to Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan status in this very feminine breakdown/cry for help. I can’t feel sorry for him. You guys be the judge, peace.

Stephon Marbury streaming webcast is a sad show – ESPN.

Microsoft & Yahoo Join Forces To Compete With Google.

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Reports out in the world say that Microsoft and Yahoo have joined into an Internet search partnership, finally setting the stage for the rivals to make an all-out assault against the dominance of Google Inc. The 10 year deal gives Microsoft access to the Internet’s second largest search engine audience. In addition the deal will also allow Microsoft to introduce it’s recently upgraded search engine, called Bing. Taking over the search responsibilities Yahoo’s highly trafficked site gives Microsoft a better chance to convert Web surfers. In return for handing over the keys to its search engine, Yahoo will get to keep 88% of the revenue from all search ad sales for the first five years of the deal. Wow! Almost a monopoly.

Microsoft, Yahoo announce search deal – U.S. business- msnbc.com.

Haitian Boat Capsizes, Dozens Missing.

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A sailboat carrying Haitian refugees looking for a better life capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands. A reported 200 passengers were aboard, and an estimated 85 are still missing. One survivor said the boat struck a reef as it tried to elude police, rescuers found 113 survivors on 2 reefs about 2 miles southwest of West Caicos Island.  Refugees routinely take to the seas in banged up, overcrowded boats in hopes of reaching the United States, the Bahamas, or the Turks and Caicos Islands to escape poverty in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.

Dozens of migrants missing as boat sinks – Americas- msnbc.com.