HE WAS SHOT BECAUSE HE WAS DRIVING WHILE BLACK IN BELLAIRE!
I’ve noticed the comments on here involving the Robbie Tolan case. He was shot last year by Bellaire police officer Sgt. Jeff Cotton who has since been indicted. But the comments on here are divided down racial lines. Whites tend to say the shooting had nothing to do with race. Some have gone so far as to say because Tolan is what some call a lighter skinned Black the officer likely couldn’t tell his race at night. At the other end of the spectrum are Blacks. They say race had everything to do with this shooting. So, The Insite wondered if it made a difference that two White attorneys said they believed it was racism. Tolan is represented by Geoffrey Berg and George Gibson. The attorneys made comments during a Monday press conference that alleged racde had everything to do with the shooting. Here are some of their quotes: it was an attempt to kill Robbie Tolan and one of the lawyers said Tolan was shot because he was driving while Black. Does it make a difference if White attorneys say it’s racism? The Insite would like to hear your opinion on this issue!
Media Dime Marketing LLC and its co-owners, Wendy Diaz and Hilda Mejia, are not registered to conduct business in the state of Texas. Yet they purchased advertising time and aired Spanish infomercials in the Dallas and Houston media markets. Court documents filed by the state indicate that the defendants marketed a fraudulent product called “cheap gas,” which they claimed would save customers money on fuel. The magnetic device, also advertised as an “MPG Device,” costs $169 for one item and $229 for two.
The defendants’ advertisements assured customers that the product, which is essentially a small magnetic clip encased in soft foam and fastened to an under-the-hood fuel line, is scientifically proven to increase fuel efficiency and therefore save customers money. They claimed a “magnetic resonance” process occurred while gasoline flowed through the fuel lines past the magnetic field, purportedly “making the gasoline more efficient.” The defendants also advertised that the product protects the environment by reducing “90 percent of the toxic gas emissions.” Advertisements also claimed that the product increased vehicles’ engine lives by 30 percent.
According to Dr. Ronald Matthews of the University of Texas School of Engineering, an expert retained by the Office of the Attorney General, there is no scientific basis for the defendants’ claims. Both the expert’s study and previous academic studies indicate that gasoline is not affected by a magnetic field. As a result, the studies concluded, the defendants’ device does not increase fuel efficiency.
The defendants also falsely claim that the MPG Device was installed on all 2007 and 2008 Kia Spectra and Ford Focus vehicles.
Citing the defendants’ false and unlawful claims about their product, the Attorney General charged the defendants with violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The state’s enforcement action seeks civil penalties of up to $20,000 per violation of this law. Because the defendants transacted business in Texas without a certificate of authority from the Secretary of State, the state’s enforcement action seeks unpaid franchise taxes that would have accrued if the defendants were properly registered.
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Recently reinstated media coverage won’t change the dignity of the “welcome home” slain U.S. soldiers receive at Dover Air Force Base, honor guard members say.
The Obama administration this year moved to rescind an 18-year-old ban on news coverage of ceremonies performed at the Delaware air base when the bodies of fallen service members are returned to the United States, if family members agree to allow it.
Sunday’s arrival of a flag-draped casket bearing the body of Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Myers, 30, of Hopewell, Va., killed Saturday in Afghanistan, was broadcast to a worldwide audience and featured the silent presence of members of the Army’s Old Guard, who performed the “dignified transfer” of Myers’ body, The Washington Post reported.
The media coverage “won’t change anything we do,” Old Guard member Spec. Johnny Bowers, 26, told the Post.
“It doesn’t matter what the conditions are like — cold, wet, sunny,” added Sgt. James Rhett. “They’re a fallen soldier and they deserve the highest respect and honor we can give.”
Myers died in an explosion of a makeshift bomb. Air Force officials said he was attached to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron posted in Britain.
LET’S HELP THE INSITE RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO REPLACE THEM!
Ruined. Two of my good Ralph Lauren ties have been destroyed. Just like I destroyed my cell phone by mistakenly washing it, I did the same to my ties. At my house I have a going to the dry cleaners hamper and a washing hamper. The ties ended up in the wrong one. Here’s the result. Two perfectly good ties destroyed. It’s time the Insite takes up a collection to get new ones. Are you willing to help out on my charity effort?
HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS THAT LOOK LIKE THE PROS!
I was shocked when I passed the stadium for Oak Ridge High School. It looked like a professional stadium or a college facility at the least. Apparently, Conroe ISD sold the naming rights to the facility because it’s called the Woodforest Bank Stadium. It seems to be the trend with school districts all over the country to either sell the naming rights of stadiums or place ads and signs on school buses. What do you think of this trend and is it a form of selling out? Also, what do you think of the stadium when some schools are issuing old books to students? The Insite would love to hear your opinion on this issue!
WHAT’S UP WITH THE PALIN FAMILY?
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s family is once again in the news for non-political reasons, for her sister-in-law Diana was arrested on Thursday for allegedly burgling a house.
According to reports, Diana Palin even brought her 4-year-old daughter along for the heists.
Alaskan newspaper the Anchorage Daily News says that Diana was caught by the homeowner, Theodore Turcott, who was hiding in his bathroom with a gun.
The paper says that the owner caught her while she was proceeding towards a bedroom cabinet, where he had kept his cash in the past.
Diana’s daughter had been waiting in a 1993 Toyota Camery during the Thursday incident.
The little girl entered the house shortly before the arrival of cops, the prosecutor said during a hearing on Friday.
Citing an affidavit, the paper revealed that the little girl had told the police that she had been to the house days with her mother earlier also.
Diana denied that and insisted that she mistook the house for a friend’s place, reports the New York Daily News.
Turcott is said to have been robbed several times in the last few weeks. He lost 2,200 dollars in a robbery on March 26, and nearly 400 dollars on March 31.
Diana has been charged with felony burglary charges, along with misdemeanour theft and criminal trespass, regarding the March 31 and April 2 incidents.
Governor Sarah Palin and her family have declined to comment on the matter.