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Memes, Roger, and Sex: Florida Executes First White Man Convicted Of Killing Black Man @balleralert Florida Executes First White Man Convicted Of Killing Black Man - blogged by @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, August 24th, Florida broke its own history. The state, for the first time ever, executed a white man for killing a black man since the death penalty was reinstated 47 years ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fifty-three-year-old Mark James Asay – a former white supremacist gang member – was executed by lethal injection for two racially motivated, and premeditated murders he committed on the same day in Jacksonville in 1987. He was convicted by a jury in 1988 with a vote of nine to three. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ His two victims were Robert Lee Booker, 34, (African American) and Roger McDowell, 26, (white-Hispanic). After making multiple racial comments, Booker was shot, prosecuters said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ McDowell was a cross-dresser who was white and Hispanic at the time of his Murder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to officials, Asay hired McDowell for oral sex and shot him six times once he discovered his gender. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though Asay is the first white man to be executed in Florida for killing a Black man, there have been at least 20 Black men who have been executed for killing white victims since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, according to research from the Death Penalty Information Center. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Asay was pronounced dead at 6:22pm at the state prison at Starke. His death was made up of a three-drug injections that started with anesthetic and etomida.

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Arguing, Energy, and Internet: Scientists Now Believe the Universe Itself May Be Conscious JUNE 28, 2017 AT 7:56 PM The Anti-Media/ Jake Anderson You don’t have to look far to find outlandish theories on the nature of the cosmos and human consciousness. These days, notions once relegated to sciencefiction are finding their way into esoteric academic journals, and from there, into mainstream discourse. One example of this is the Simulation Argument ( HolographicUniverse), recently championed by ElonMusk; another is ‘ timecrystals,’ a tantalizing non-linear phase of matter. The newest symphony of mind jazz being broadcast across the Internet posits new ideas about the embattled theory of “panpsychism,” or the belief that mind is a fundamental property of the physical universe and is imbued into all states of matter. A new paper, published by physicist Gregory Matloff, has brought the idea back into scientific discussions, promising experimental tests that could “validate or falsify” the concept of a ubiquitous “proto-consciousness field.” Matloff also pushes the controversial idea of volitional stars, suggesting there is actually evidence that stars control their own galactic paths. As absurd as the theory sounds, it has several prominent adherents, including British theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, who introduced panpsychism three decades ago. Penrose believed consciousness arises from the properties of quantumentanglement. He and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff authored the Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch-OR) hypothesis, which asserts, among other things, that consciousness results from quantum vibrations inside microtubules. In 2006, German physicist Bernard Haisch took the idea further and proposed that consciousness arises within a “quantum vacuum” any time there is a significantly advanced system through which energy flows. Neuroscientist Christof Koch, another proponent of panpsychism, approaches it from a different angle, using integrated information theory to argue that consciousness is not unique to biological organisms. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾

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Memes, Roger, and Rabbit: Just posting one last pic from this Roger Rabbit set with @kellykfarrell

Just posting one last pic from this Roger Rabbit set with @kellykfarrell

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