Moon Diet Plan: Extended Version

The extended moon diet plan covers all phases of the moon. As the light and power of the moon waxes and wanes, it exerts different forces and effects on the human body. In addition to the fasting days during the full and new moon (basic moon diet), there are other guidelines you can follow during these other phases to take full advantage of the moon’s influence.

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University of Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Driver – The New York Times

Mr. Dubose, 43, a father of 10, was just south of the university campus, driving a green 1998 Honda Accord without a front license plate, at about 6:30 p.m. when Officer Tensing began following him, according to an account that Jason Goodrich, chief of the university police, gave on Monday. Moments later, the officer pulled Mr. Dubose over on a side street a few blocks from the campus.

On the video, Officer Tensing repeatedly asks Mr. Dubose to produce a driver’s license. Mr. Dubose says several times that he has a license, before admitting that he does not have it with him. He shows that he has the missing license plate with him, in the glove box.

At one point, the officer asks, “What’s that bottle on the floor?” Mr. Dubose reaches down, picks up a bottle of gin and hands it to the officer.

Officer Tensing starts to open the driver’s door and tells Mr. Dubose to remove his seatbelt; Mr. Dubose pulls the door closed again and restarts his car. What happens next is a flurry of blurred movements: The officer steps to his left; the car’s engine can be heard revving; and the officer reaches into the car with his left hand, yells “stop” twice, draws his gun, fires with his right hand and appears to fall backward.

From the moment the officer touches the door handle to the fatal shot, less than five seconds pass. Then he runs after the car as it rolls off before coming to a stop a short distance away, its driver fatally wounded or already dead.

via University of Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Driver – The New York Times.

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“2 years ago today, Ryan Stokes, an unarmed Black man, was killed by KCPD. Ryan was his mother’s youngest child and only son. One racist act can erase an entire legacy. <a href=”

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When Leonard Nimoy chauffeured The Bangles in 1985

How many people remember when Leonard Nimoy hung out with The Bangles? In 1985, he played the part of the chauffeur in The Bangles’ music video Going Down to Liverpool; this came about due to Nimoy being a friend of Tamar Simon Hoffs and Susanna Hoffs‘ family.

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The Scandal in Malaysia | DQ-en

It does not take authoritarian autocracy to run a country into the ground. Regardless of system of government, it takes only political elites out of touch with their people, a co-opted judiciary, an electoral process that even while open fails to surface progressive leadership, and a system that keeps to the law but fails to protect those speaking truth to power.

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Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

There are two crucial points to take away from all the angry chatter to come: first, none of this matters and second, the devil is not in the details, though he may indeed appear on those Sunday talk shows.

Here’s what actually matters most: at a crucial moment and without a shot being fired, the United States and Iran have come to a turning point away from an era of outright hostility. The nuclear accord binds the two nations to years of engagement and leaves the door open to a far fuller relationship.

via Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics.