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Graphic Testimony in Fort Hood Prostitution Trial
 
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The Article 32 hearing for the second Fort Hood soldier wrapped up in an alleged prostitution ring on post began on Tuesday. We heard from three female soldiers who claim they were recruited in a prostitution operation by SFC Gregory McQueen, who was a sexual harassment prevention officer at the time. This is the second soldier the military has taken to court in this scandal. The last was Master Sergeant Brad Grimes who was tried for crimes including paying for sex back in December. He was only found guilty for planning to meet a prostitute and commit adultery.
Views: 964 Sergeant Waters
Search for Missing Fort Hood Soldiers Intensifies
 
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In the wake of the tragic military training accident at Fort Hood which killed five soldiers, the search for the those missing is intensifying. Veuer's Rob Smith (@RobSmithOnline) has more.
Views: 33 Veuer
20 years of TAC advertising, Everybody Hurts
 
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On December 10th 1989 the first TAC commercial went to air. In that year the road toll was 776, by 2008 the road toll had fallen to 303. This five minute retrospective TV ad of the road safety campaigns produced by the TAC over 20 years compiled. The montage features iconic scenes and images from commercials that have helped change they way we drive, to the song Everybody Hurts by REM. This TAC campaign is a chance to revisit some of the images that have been engraved on our memories, remember the many thousands of people who have been affected by road trauma and remind us all that for everyones sake; please, drive safely. There's no one someone won't miss. Towards Zero is a TAC vision for a future free of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. It acknowledges that as humans, we make mistakes. But when those mistakes happen on our roads we come off second best, because our bodies aren't designed to absorb high impact speeds. They never have been and never will be. For more information on Toward Zero visit - https://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au Transport Accident Commission Victoria. - http://www.tac.vic.gov.au ====================== "Copyright in the material on this website is owned by the TAC and may only be used for non-commercial personal or educational purposes. You may not modify, transmit or revise the contents of this website without the prior written permission of the TAC." Comments may not be published if they do not add to the discussion, are offensive, repetitious, illegal or meaningless, contain clear errors of fact or are in poor taste.
Holiday Reception, Fort Hood, TX, 12-3-17
 
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Holiday Reception, Fort Hood, TX, 12-3-17
Views: 21 Chip Fields
Regan Smith, MADD Tie One On For Safety
 
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s JR Motorsports team is helping spread MADD's Tie One On For Safety message this holiday season. NASCAR driver Regan Smith, part of the JR Motorsports team and driver on the Nationwide series, is featured in a new video promoting the idea of planning ahead for a non-drinking designated driver, while standing in front of a race vehicle with "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" on the hood and "Drive Sober, Arrive Alive" on the side, courtesy of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety.
Views: 1075 MADD
Addiction
 
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What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. This video is adapted from Johann Hari's New York Times best-selling book 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.' For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to www.chasingthescream.com Support us on Patreon so we can make more stuff: https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Get the music of the video here: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain/addiction https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/addiction An interactive version of this video: http://www.addiction.mobydigg.de (works on mobile) Or follow us on social media or reddit: http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.reddit.com/r/kurzgesagt https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: T0T0S, Ryan OHoro, Matthieu de Canteloube, Vince, Thomas Shiels, Brian David Henderson, Jim Yang, Arnav Guleria, Clemens, Tahseen Mushtaque, Jochen, Vahur S, Harry, BurmansHealthShop, Nils Caspar, Holger Fassel, Jackson R Hanna, Pascal de Reuck, ByeongWook Lee, Guus Ketelings, Franko Papić, Thalia, Narat, Suchartsunthorn, Lorenz Zahn, Brian Aparicio, Jörg Vogelsang, Rashed Ali, Darwin Ranzone, Tyler Thornton, David Pfister, Han Saini, Ute Moll, Ioanna Bischinioti, Jenny Zhou, Vince Babbra. Avi Yashchin, Dan Cortes, Matt K, Phiroze Dalal, Marcelo Fernandes de Souza Filho, A La Mode, Tom Wardrop, Shawn Marincas, Pontus Attåsen, Paul, Marc Dumont, Robert McKone, Todd Binkley, Matthew von der Ahe, Thomas Russell, Erick, Vivek Kotecha, Artur Szczypta, Jeff Fellows, Daniel Duffee, Konstantin Shabashov, Tim drake, Mike Galles, Evgenia Yigitalieva, Vrm Vee Are Em, Timothy Noble Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
CETPA's Team for Latino Alcohol Abuse Prevention (TLAAP)
 
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2011 - PSA Public Service Announcement SPANISH 1 MINUTE PSA "Underage Drinking"
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Parents: Injured Elder grad showing signs of improvement
 
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Helicopter shakes itself apart on landing in Brazil
 
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A rescue helicopter pulls itself to pieces whilst trying to land in Para, Brazil. . Report by Sam Datta-Paulin. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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Democratic Gubernatorial Debate
 
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How to write a good essay
 
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How to write an essay- brief essays and use the principles to expand to longer essays/ even a thesis you might also wish to check the video on Interview technique (now on this channel too!)
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K Camp - Comfortable
 
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Newborn Essentials | #MustHaveMonday
 
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Are you in the thick of the newborn FOG? Not sure how you're gonna make it through the next DAY much less the next three months? We've got you, mama! Contributor Vivian Owen gives her recommendations for diapering, sleep, laundry, plus a cool mom hack on this #MustHaveMonday! **Sarasota Moms Blog Facebook Giveaway ended on July 10, 2017 at 10:00pm EST** {Sarasota Moms Blog is an Amazon affiliate. Affiliate links below.} ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Recommendations from the Video: Water Wipes Sensitive Baby Wipes, 9 Pack of 60 count wipes: http://amzn.to/2tHMBzz Triple Paste Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash, 2oz squeeze bottles, 2 pack: http://amzn.to/2tiMMSF Baby Bum Diaper Cream Brush: http://amzn.to/2tqMFZe Buncha Farmers All-Natural Stain Remover Stick, Pack of 2: http://amzn.to/2tHOvAl Woombie Original Kiss Elephant, Blue, 5-13 lbs: http://amzn.to/2tg9Vov Bravado! Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra: http://amzn.to/2tfXvwW Bravado! Designs Clip and Pump Hands-Free Nursing Bra Accessory: http://amzn.to/2tggfMG Sky Genius Battery Operated Clip on Mini Desk Fan: http://amzn.to/2tHv76b The Wonder Weeks: http://amzn.to/2tfPYOM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vivian's Other Recommendations for Newborn Gear Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat: http://amzn.to/2uDG7pv Britax B-Safe Base: http://amzn.to/2uE2paq Baby Jogger Citi Mini GT Stroller: http://amzn.to/2tHt02z Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter - Mounting Bracket - Britax: http://amzn.to/2tgaezQ LILLEbaby Six Position Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier: http://amzn.to/2tHywSK Fisher Price Rock 'n' Play Sleeper: http://amzn.to/2uzY20G ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Try Amazon Prime, 30-day Free Trial - http://amzn.to/2tudwDP Create an Amazon Baby Registry and earn $100 credit towards diapers and wipes - http://amzn.to/2gNxHq7 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read Vivian's Related Blog Post "Maternity Must Haves: 5 Pregnancy Wardrobe Game-Changers": http://sarasota.citymomsblog.com/pregnancy/maternity-must-haves-5-pregnancy-wardrobe-game-changers/ Visit SMB website: http://sarasota.citymomsblog.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarasotaMoms... Subscribe to our newsletter: http://sarasota.citymomsblog.com/subs... Twitter: https://twitter.com/srqmomsblog Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SRQmomsBlog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarasotamom... Email us at: info@sarasotamomsblog.com Music: http://www.bensound.com/ Sarasota Moms Blog is a locally focused parenting website written BY Sarasota moms, FOR Sarasota moms. At Sarasota Moms Blog we are passionate about parenting, community and the city of Sarasota. Our mission is to encourage other Sarasota moms to get out in the community and try new things. We strive to provide moms with relevant, timely and fun information about all things mom here in the greater Sarasota area.
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Your Life Isn’t Over (Spoken Words) "A Dedication to Missy Bennett"
 
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This video is a dedication to my cousin Missy Bennett and her family who tragically lost their beautiful wife, mother, sister, and daughter to suicide in September of 2017. Growing up, I struggled with depression and mental health issues for yeeeears. For those who have fought through something similar yourselves, you know it's something that's not easy to pinpoint and fix instantaneously. It wasn't even until the past few years that I realized how bad it was back then. Going back through old journals and reading how I felt about myself isn't something that's easy to read. However, looking at myself today and knowing that I overcame that disease and many other hardships along the way, makes me incredibly proud of the person I've become. Anger, resentment, doubt, confusion, death, loss of interests, disconnection from everything and everyone were just some of the many emotions/realities I had to deal with on a daily basis.... year after year. I'm happy to say that after all that, I managed to make it out alive. Unfortunately, not all of us are that lucky. Earlier last month, I lost my beautiful cousin, Missy to suicide. It breaks my heart to know that I knew exactly what she was going through, yet couldn't do a thing about it myself to help her. Fortunately for me, dance has always been my therapy. The dancing in this video is faaaarrrrr from perfect, trust me I'm aware, but thats not why I made this video. I wanted to shed some light on mental illness and those who struggle with depression and suicide the best way I know how.... dance. Dance has always been the easiest way for me to convey a story or message and I hope this video will do just that. I think we all know someone or have personally dealt with the epidemic of depression/suicide first hand and need to continue to talk about it. I hope if you know someone going through a difficult season of life, that you will tag them to this video to let them know, their life is NOT over. Talk about your issues, never be embarrassed to seek help professionally, and most importantly think about how many people in this world care about you. God has a plan for each and every one of us. It might not be the plan we want or think is best, but He knows what he's doing. Trust in the Lord and continually seek him. If I can do some good with the talents and abilities I've been blessed with, then that's really all life is about. Please feel free to share this video! Special thanks to Martin-Luna Espinoza for sharing this audio track with me. I knew I had to create the moment I heard it :)
Views: 1177 MDPDANCER09
@ WALMART N SPRINGHILL ACTIN A MESS... LMMFAO!!!c(-:
 
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MY CUZZO TRAY HOLDIN THA CAMRA, MY SIS NENE, && ME!!! SOOO FUNNY!!!
Views: 508 Demarcus Brown
PINK GUY - KILL YOURSELF
 
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Views: 22042944 TVFilthyFrank
The Gang and Terror Extremism Overlap
 
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The Center for Law & Human Behavior (CLHB) at the University of Texas at El Paso under the direction of the Borders, Trade and Immigration (BTI) Institute has begun the 2016-2017 Homeland Security Symposium Series. The intention of the symposium series is to increase the amount of education and training on DHS related issues and relevant security subject matter provided to homeland security enterprise practitioners and first-responders. The symposiums are open to individuals affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security as well as local federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. All of the symposiums are centered on topics that are requested and pertinent to the CBTIR’s homeland security enterprise stakeholders. The Center for Law & Human Behavior plans to continue its 2016-2017 symposium series with future in-depth conferences on subjects that reflect the needs and requests of its Department of Homeland Security stakeholders. The aim is to increase the amount of opportunities for workforce development for members of the homeland security enterprise. For more information on the Homeland Security Symposium Series, please contact CLHB Project Director Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr. at either (915) 747-7812 or vmmanjarrez@utep.edu.
Counselors helping students after teen's death
 
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a 15-year-old Manzano High student dies after allegedly performing a stunt-- "car surfing" or riding on top of a moving car-- in a neighborhood near tramway and lomas. the name of the driver-- is being withheld-- pending an investigation. officials with a-p-s say they're doing everything they can for grieving students. they've enacted their "crisis team" today. austin reed is live from a-p-s headquarters to tell us what that is, and how it helps in our top story. austin? the cris team has been around for at least 10 years. they're a group of a-p-s employees that have experience in dealing with tramatic situations. for the next two days, three to four district social workers and psychologists will be at manzano high school, where gonzales attended school. they'll also be at apache elementary school, that's where the teen's mom works as an educationa assistant. the cris team will be set up in private rooms throughout both schools. "what we do is what we call psychological first aid trying to asses the situation, talking to students and staffthe goal is to see if the kids can maintain in school or if we need to refer out and they need to go home" the school district is urging students to take advantage of these services. on site counslers and teachers are also trained to help and talk with students about this.
Views: 236 KOB 4
Pranks r not always Fun (PROOF THAT IT'S FAKE)
 
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This is a video showing that the video "Pranks are not always fun" is a fake.... Also Came Across some new information about the actress, the one who was supposedly hit by the car, her name is Cindy Vela, and she talks about the short film on her facebook page... Don't believe me, search her name.
Views: 1859886 Damion Fivenson
UCARE- OFFICER SANDERS JUST TRASHES PROPERTY and LIES!
 
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Standing for the people forgotten and treated lesser by all Political and Governmental entities to create a True and Equally Free America! "HOMELESSNESS DOES NOT MEAN EXEMPT FROM CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES!!!" Resolutions and NOT institutions!!!
Views: 131 Mark J Hofheins Jr.
30 Years of Leadership in the the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
 
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HHS Secretary Sebelius joins Dazon Dixon Diallo, Founder and CEO of SisterLove, Inc., and members of the President's Council on HIV/AIDS, to commemorate 30 Years of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS. Learn more at http://www.aids.gov/thirty-years-of-aids/. -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://www.hhs.gov/web/socialmedia/policies/comment-policy.html HHS Privacy Policy http://www.hhs.gov/Privacy.html
Bishop City Presents "Peace Parties" in Markham, IL (Chicago)
 
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Peace in Chicago is whats needed right now. So we figured why not give people everything they love with some music and see what happens. With that idea came "Peace Parties" a.k.a. The Best of both Worlds because you can stay outside by the Bonefire if your not a clubber. For more on this event click the link http://www.bishopcitypresents.com/peace-parties.html Check out our company Inspiring Students at Corliss High School http://youtu.be/FlULIi6duPM
12/16/14: White House Press Briefing
 
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White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
Views: 3744 The Obama White House
Look This | 2018 Lexus IS 350 Preview, Pricing, Release Date
 
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2018 Lexus IS 350 Preview, Pricing, Release Date The current Lexus IS 350 received a mild refresh, giving it a new face and tail that include a revised grille, new LED headlights, updated air intakes, new taillights, and reworked exhaust outlets. After all these updates, it’s no surprise Lexus plans to leave the 2018 IS 350 alone, making it a carryover model. Since it received a slew of visual updates in 2018, we expect the 2018 IS 350 to remain identical to the current model in terms of looks. Given its appearance is still modern and fresh, this shouldn’t be an issue for at least a few more years. We also anticipate no changes to the 2018 IS 350’s cabin either, as it received a few mild tweaks in 2017. With no changes on the agenda, we expect the 2018 IS 350’s standard features to remain unchanged. If this proves accurate, look for it to come standard with keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, leatherette seating, a 10-speaker audio system, adaptive cruise control, and more. Under its hood, the IS 350 will remain the same in 2018. This is where it separates itself from its siblings, the IS 200t and the IS 300. The IS 350 will continue with a 3.5-liter V6 that will produce 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through an eight-speed automatic transmission in rear-wheel-drive models, while the all-wheel-drive versions will use a six-speed auto. In the base IS 200t, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 241 hp and 258 lb-ft that heads to the rear wheels will power it. The IS 300, which will come standard with all-wheel drive, will continue with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 255 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The current IS lineup hasn’t completed IIHS safety tests, as its only finish four of the five crash tests, In three of the four it’s completed, it received “Good” ratings. In the all-important small-overlap test, however, it received an “Acceptable” rating. While the latter does disqualify it from Top Safety Pick consideration, it does have the required “Superior” rating in the front-collision prevention test, thanks to its standard automatic emergency braking. source : http://www.carsdirect.com/2018/lexus/is-350
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05/02/17 Metro Council Meeting
 
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HSN | HSN Garage 09.29.2017 - 02 AM
 
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Discover innovative problem solving products for in and around the home that help make life easier. This garage collection features lighting, cleaning accessories, and organizational products, with a focus on safety, security and simplicity in mind. Prices shown on the previously recorded video may not represent the current price. View hsn.com to view the current selling price.SHOP NOW http://www.hsn.com
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HSN | Household Helpers 03.02.2018 - 06 PM
 
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Discover innovative problem solving products for in and around the home that help make life easier. This one of kind shopping experience will provide tips and tricks to clean, organize and refresh living spaces and make it more fun in the process. Prices shown on the previously recorded video may not represent the current price. View hsn.com to view the current selling price.SHOP NOW http://www.hsn.com
Views: 465 HSNtv
Oct. 26, 2017 - House of Assembly Proceedings
 
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
Views: 149697 Shari Wing