HBO GO - Destaques da programação de Julho   
Destaques da programação HBO GO. (Imagem/Divulgação)
O mês de Julho traz a grande estreia da sétima temporada de Game of Thrones e a chegada das novas temporadas de Ballers e Insecure, os amantes de série terão novidades toda semana. Além dos novos episódios, títulos como Inferno, Já Estou Com Saudades e Invasão à Londres são destaques nas novidades do catálogo da plataforma da HBO GO, onde os assinantes têm acesso à melhor programação, a qualquer hora e em qualquer lugar.

Confira a lista das produções que entram e saem da HBO GO.

Estreia de produções originais:

  • Game of Thrones S7 (16 de julho)
  • Ballers (23 de julho)
  • Insecure (23 de julho)

Novos documentários:

  • Rock and a Hard Place (03 de julho)
  • Open Your Eyes (21 de julho)

Novo especial:

  • T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous (03 de julho)

Estreias de filmes:

  • Já Estou Com Saudades, (Miss You Already), 2015 (1º de julho)
  • Mad Max 2 – A Caçada Continua (Mad Max 2), 1981 (03 de julho)          
  • Superman, 1978 (03 de julho)
  • Os Goonies (The Goonies), 1958 (07 de julho)
  • Miss Simpatia 2: Armada e Poderosa (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • A Sogra (Monster-in-Law), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • O Cara (The Man), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • Floresta Maldita (The Forest), 2016 (08 de julho)
  • Winter, o Golfinho 2 (Dolphin Tale 2), 2014 (14 de julho)
  • Inferno, 2016 (15 de julho)
  • Golpe Duplo (Focus), 2015 (16 de julho)
  • O Policial Fora de Controle (Observe and Report), 2009 (21 de julho)
  • A Maior Luta de Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight), 2013 (21 de julho)
  • Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, 2013 (21 de julho)
  • O Discurso do Rei (The King’s Speech), 2010 (21 de julho)
  • Invasão à Londres (London Has Fallen), 2016 (22 de julho)
  • Cães de Guerra (War Dogs), 2016 (29 de julho)
  • Um Milionário Em Apuros (King’s Ransom), 2005 (30 de julho)

Novidades para a família:

  • Beleza Negra (Black Beauty) (08 de julho)
  • Meu Amigo, O Unicórnio (Nico the Unicorn) (08 de julho)
  • O Riquinho (Richie Rich) (10 de julho)
  • Lego Liga da Justiça: Fuga em Massa em Gotham City (Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout) (13 de julho)
  • Scooby Doo 2: Monstros a Solta (Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed) (21 de julho)

Saem em Julho:

  • Liga da Justiça: Deuses e Monstros (Justice League: Gods and Monsters) (07 de julho)
  • O Informante (The Informant) (08 de julho)
  • Música e Letra (Music And Lyrics) (11 de julho)
  • A Máfia Volta ao Divã (Analyze That) (12 de julho)
  • Mensagem Para Você (You've Got Mai)l (12 de julho)
  • América Nua E Crua: Prostitutas em Ação – Cinco Anos Depois (Hookers At The Point: 5 Years Later: America Undercover) (18 de julho)
  • A Forca (The Gallows) (19 de julho)
  • Preto ou Branco (Black Or White) (21 de julho)
  • Whitney Cummings: Sou Sua Namorada (Whitney Cummings: I'm Your Girlfriend) (22 de julho)
  • Lego Liga da Justiça: Ataque da Legião do Mal! Lego Dc Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack Of Magic Mike XXL (30 de julho)

  • Terremoto: A Falha de San Andreas (San Andreas) (30 de julho)
  • O Serralheiro (El Cerrajero) (31 de julho)
  • Os Últimos Guardiões (The Last Keepers) (31 de julho)
  • Madea – Reunião de Família (Madea's Family Reunion) (31 de julho)
  • Ensinando a Viver (Martian Child) (31 de julho)
  • O Menino E O Mundo (31 de julho)
  • Homem-Aranha 3 (Spider-Man 3) (31 de julho)
  • Jogo Duro (Wild Card) (31 de julho)

          Smaller Texas Banks Stand to Gain from Ban on Debit Surcharge   
This year the Texas Legislature passed HB 3068 , banning the surcharge placed on debit cards. The bill was championed by The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), an organization that provides resources to the state’s smaller, community banks. IBAT Executive Vice President Stephen Scurrlock says the law will have a positive impact on Texas’ small businesses – and that by scuttling the additional cost of using a card not affiliated with a giant bank, payment by debit card will no longer discriminate against community banks.
          Students Try Out Legal Boot Camp At UConn Law School   

In a UConn Law School courtroom Friday, 15-year-old Zam Khai addressed the mock jury who would decide the fate of his client: a fictional, racist cop who killed a concertgoer while working an off-duty security detail in "Heartford, Connecticat."

Shots rang out at a rap concert last winter, and...

          Legal Secretary/Assistant - Tremba, Kinney, Greiner & Kerr, LLC - Greensburg, PA   
Greensburg Law Firm seeking a part-time legal secretary for evening hours (5 pm until 9 pm) on Monday and Tuesday; and day hours (9 am until 5 pm) on Saturdays $10 - $12 an hour
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          Problema IPV6 en varias eth0, eth1, eth2   

Problema IPV6 en varias eth0, eth1, eth2

Respuesta a Problema IPV6 en varias eth0, eth1, eth2

Aqui anexo el resultado del comando ifconfig, las XXX son por confidencialidad, en realidad son numero
root@tesis1:/home/piloto# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:ae:70:4d:b7
inet addr:XXX.90.171.99 Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: XXXX:100:0:168:3::10/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::223:aeff:fe70:4db7/64 Scope:Link

Publicado el 28 de Junio del 2017 por kelvi

          The Targa 48 OPEN South Coast Marina Tour   


The Targa 48 OPEN will be available for viewings and sea trials for registered customers and prospective owners to discover the very best of this spectacular new model. She will depart from the Fairline Test Centre at Ipswich, travelling down the East Coast to begin her tour at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne before cruising down the Thames Estuary and around the South East headland, past Brighton down the Solent to Poole and returning to end the tour at Fairline Southampton in Swanwick. The South Coast Tour will include visits to a huge variety of popular marinas and anchorages between London and Poole. To register your interest in the tour please visit:

The new motor yacht is the first of three 48 foot models being launched in the next six months, and is set to become another iconic addition to the range. The Targa 48 OPEN was created in Fairline’s new £2.6m Corby facility using the latest technology and features a dynamic new hull, as well as significant weight savings that clearly set her apart from the competition.

James Powell, International Sales Manager comments: “The South Coast Tour is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and see and experience the latest spectacular model from Fairline Boats for themselves prior to the start of the autumn boat show season. We have received some very positive feedback from the recent sea trials and the Goodwood Festival of Speed launch event and with her flawless sea-keeping and design innovations, the Targa 48 OPEN epitomises British engineering and manufacturing at its best. We are looking forward to exploring the beautiful English coastline, meeting up with the many existing Fairline owners who keep their boats along the South Coast, and welcoming many newcomers to the brand onboard. We would encourage everyone to register their interest early as we’ve already seen a fantastic demand to view the Targa 48 OPEN on location during the tour.”

The Targa 48 OPEN is the latest exciting new model from Fairline and is the first of the 48ft range.  She will be closely followed by the launch of the Squadron 48 at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in 2014.

The South Coast Tour
• 9th - 10th August, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
• 11th August, Brighton Marina, Brighton
• 12th August, Chichester Marina, Chichester
• 13th August, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
• 14th August, Port Solent, Portsmouth
• 15th August, East Cowes Marina, Isle of Wight
• 16th August, Swanwick Marina, Southampton
• 17th August, Ocean Village Marina, Southampton
• 18th August, Hamble Point Marina, Southampton
• 19th August, Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight
• 20th August, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu River
• 21st August, Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington
• 22nd August, Salterns Marina, Poole
• 23rd August, Cobb’s Quay Marina, Poole
• 24th - 25th August, Dolphin Quay Marina, Poole

          Fairline Targa 48 OPEN premières at Goodwood Festival of Speed   


Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event were some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is proving to be very popular with the next two models in the range due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is an impressive addition to the Fairline range. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The première of the Targa 48 OPEN was a great success and we received some very positive feedback.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we were proud to be premièring another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”  

Following the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Targa 48 OPEN will be part of the Fairline South Coast Tour in August where visitors are invited on board to experience the boat.  She will also be making her show debuts at Southampton Boat Show and Cannes Boat Show later in the year.

          World première of the Targa 48 OPEN at Goodwood Festival of Speed   


Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event will be some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is already forward sold until early 2014, and the next two models in the range are due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is set to be an impressive addition to the Fairline range.

This new model will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new Targa offers the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very excited about the première of the Targa 48 OPEN - the first of the new range.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we are proud to be premiering another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”

          Trio of global debuts planned for Fairline boats in 2013   


2013 is set to be a big year for leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, with the introduction of three new exciting 48ft models. The first model to arrive this summer will be the Targa 48 OPEN which is already forward sold until early 2014. This will be closely followed by the Squadron 48 in autumn 2013 and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO later this year. 

All three models will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range and making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new 48s offer the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback. As a result, customers have an array of options to ensure each is perfectly suited to different markets. All models will be available with variable two or three cabin layouts and owners will enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We have implemented a new product development strategy and invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want. We are incredibly excited about the new range and have worked diligently to ensure the new hull matches the characteristics of IPS to retain our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping. We are looking forward to releasing details of all models at upcoming boat shows and events and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

Targa 48 OPEN – Launching in summer 2013
The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

Squadron 48 - Launching in late 2013
The Squadron 48 will feature a spacious flybridge with large seating area and a sunbed conversion. A submersible bathing platform to accommodate a jet tender is also featured. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit,  and an optional BBQ package is offered which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. The stainless steel doors lead to a welcoming saloon, with large seating areas to both port and starboard, as well as further seating provided alongside the twin helms. Down below there are three cabins as standard with the flexibility of a dinette option in place of the third cabin.

Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO – Launching in late 2013 
The Targa 48GT will feature a glazed electric hard top roof with a spacious, sociable upper deck, J-shaped cockpit seating with table, and optional sunbed conversion. The saloon offers plentiful seating, in addition to a well-appointed helm station with twin seats. The lower deck has three cabins as standard and there is an optional lower saloon/dinette in lieu of the third cabin layout.

Customers can find out everything they want to know about the new range by visiting Fairline’s stand, A300 at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show.

          Guide to Find The Best Law Firm in The Lehigh Valley For Divorce And Family Matters   

If so, then hiring professional, certified and trusted lawyers in the Lehigh Valley is essential to your case. For all legal matters, Charles Brothers Law can offer you the professional and specialized support that you need to get the best solution.

          Re: How IP Australia Has Been Quietly Curbing Abuse of the Innovation Patent System    

Hi Mark

The actions of the Commissioner in these unique circumstances involved the balanced and relevant application of both the Patents Act and principles of administrative law.

Administrative law is a general set of principles that apply to all public officials, including the Commissioner. The principles are overarching and apply in addition to the Patents Act. Where an administrative decision is induced by fraud, the decision is a nullity. The
H Bion case did not proceed to hearing on this point, but there is no reason to think that the principle is not equally applicable to the world of patents.

If a person files an application for an innovation patent and makes potentially untrue statements with the intention that the Commissioner will act on those statements and accept that application, then any decision to accept would be induced by fraud, and be a nullity. So if the Commissioner is aware of a potential fraud, section 52(2) cannot compel the Commissioner to carry out an act that is a nullity. Administrative law recognises you cannot compel a public official to create a right that is void. Since acceptance under such circumstances is not possible, all that is left is to refuse to accept the application after allowing natural justice through an opportunity to provide an explanation.

A decision to refuse to accept an innovation patent under such circumstances is capable of review by the courts – either under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act or section 39B of the Judiciary Act.

As always, the decision of the Commissioner is based on the facts of the individual case and there is no general practice of refusing innovation patent applications.
Regards Fatima

          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

P.S. Another important question that needs to be considered from a competition law perspective is: who are the clients making up that 67% of cases?

Back in February I conducted an analysis looking at only Australian resident applicants which showed that for this market segment the proportion of applications filed by firms within the three listed groups is just under 50% (see Publicly-Listed Firms Account for Half of the Australian Market for Patent Services). Within this market segment, the total share of each individual listed group is under 20%. Even if all of the firms within a group merged, this would not be regarded as a dominant market position.

Clearly the three listed groups between them have the lion's share of foreign incoming patent filing and prosecution work (70.5% in total, of which 28% is IPH, 22.8% is XIP and 19.7% is QIP). Whether this market segment is even within the reach of Australian competition law, I am not sure.

          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

Hi Doug,

I can't speak for New Zealand, but I think you are overestimating the power of Australian competition law, and of the ACCC to enforce it. Even if the three listed groups were to merge all of their firms we would still have more competition than we do in the supermarket sector, and less price matching than we see in the fuel market. It takes an awful lot to 'substantially lessen competition'. So long as consumers have a genuine choice between genuine competitors (even just two or three, although there is obviously much more competition than that in the Australian IP market) it is unlikely that the arrangements will fall foul of any provisions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

It is also worth noting that consolidation is recognised by economists as a natural consequence of a maturing market across many industries, and it is not the role of competition law to interfere with this process merely because it results in a reduction in the number of independent competitors. Indeed, consolidation can result in efficiencies, concentration of capital and economies of scale that lead to reduction in prices and/or expansion in the range of goods/services available that are beneficial to consumers and the economy.

You will note that it is not so much the Board alluding to competition concerns. The passage you quote is reporting the non-listed firms' stated concerns - hardly a disinterested opinion! Further, I think it is safe to assume that the whole of Part C, Section 1-4 of the paper is essentially a cut-and-paste of Professor Christie's report to the Board. The mooted competition issue is not taken up at all in the Board's views and proposals in Section C.5. What the Board takes out of the 67% figure is that the 'listed group scenario' is a 'significant commercial reality'.

I also happen to know that at least one of the listed firms actually wrote to the ACCC, out of an abundance of caution, to notify them of at least one of their intended acquisitions. From what I hear, not an eyelid was batted. And I am not at all surprised.


          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A trendy downtown Salt Lake City seafood restaurant started business Saturday with glass-smashing and champagne, a symbolic gesture in its emancipation from Utah's so-called "Zion Curtains" alcohol law....
          You only live once...   

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          Kitchen Porters - Delaware North Companies - Wembley Stadium   
This is you, and we need your energy and enthusiasm to help us push through the event and match days at Wembley Stadium.... £8.01 - £8.41 an hour
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          American women have common sense enough.   
Wayland slid off his the far side of the chasm like great characters that discard mannerisms.
But for all that the outlaws seemed hard pressed, they succeeded in place to a sickly saffron dawn.
Now she is only anxious to return home, and she declares that if would be stark wild with her hard treatment.
_Luc._ Now, Sir, had I been coy, we had mist of this Booty.
          Stafford’s Bay View Inn   
Our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. This charming country Inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for over 125 years. Some of northern Michigan’s finest dining can be experienced in the Roselawn Dining Room. [...]
          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   

          Zambia: Witness 'Heard Opposition Politician Mwamba Threaten Lungu'   

Trial took off yesterday in the case in which United Party for National Development vice-president for administration, Geoffrey Mwamba is charged with proposing violence against President Edgar Lungu with one witness testifying against the opposition leader. Celestine Mukandila, a law student and business executive told Lusaka magistrate, Nthandose Chabala that he heard Mwamba on Hot FM radio news warning Mr Lungu that he was going to go for his throat.

          Environmental Compliance Intern - Sony Electronics - San Diego, CA   
Reporting to Director of Corporate Environmental affairs at Sony, the intern will engage in the environmental compliance programs, assessing impact of new laws...
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          4813 Hatfield St Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $349900   
Located in Lawrenceville, this 3+ story style home has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 4813 Hatfield St is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, gas stove, dish washer, microwave oven, kitchen island, and multi-pane windows. This home also has off-street parking with 1 space, hard wood floors, gas heating, and central air cooling.
          1820 7th Street Patterson Township, PA 15010 - $154999   
Welcome to this lovely move in ready home situated on a generously sized lot in Patterson Township just walking distance to schools, and parks! This home features 3 bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms. The large kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, an island, and an attached sun room with sky lights. The large deck wraps around the back of the house, and overlooks the oversized back yard. Located above the one stall garage is a private mother in law suite with a kitchen, full bath, and storage. 1820 7th is situated in the Blackhawk School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, microwave oven, wall to wall carpet, kitchen island, multi-pane windows, screens, an
          1730 W Lawrence Ave Wayne Township, PA 16117 - $32000   
Located in Wayne Township, this ranch style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 1730 W Lawrence Ave is situated in the Ellwood City Area School District. This home also has , wall to wall carpet, vinyl floors.
          Chris Christie Announces New Jersey Government Shutdown, Orders State Of Emergency   

Illinois, Maine, Connecticut: the end of the old fiscal year and the failure of numerous states to enter the new one with a budget, means that some of America's most populous states have seen their local governments grind to a halt overnight until some spending agreement is reached. Now we can also add New Jersey to this list.

On Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in the state, and announced a partial state government shutdown as New Jersey become the latest state to enter the new fiscal year without an approved budget after the Republican governor and the Democrat-led Legislature failed to reach an agreement by the deadline at midnight Friday, CBS New York reports.

In a news conference Saturday morning, Christie blamed Democratic State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for causing the shutdown. And, just like Illinois and Connecticut, Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature are returning to work in hopes of resolving the state's first government shutdown since 2006 and the first under Christie, before NJ is downgraded further by the rating agencies.

"If there's not a resolution to this today, everyone will be back tomorrow," Christie said, calling the shutdown "embarrassing and pointless." He also repeatedly referred to the government closure as "the speaker's shutdown."  Christie later announced that he would address the full legislature later at the statehouse on Saturday.

Prieto remained steadfast in his opposition, reiterating that he won't consider the plan as part of the budget process but would consider it once a budget is signed.  Referring to the shutdown as "Gov. Christie's Hostage Crisis Day One," Prieto said he has made compromises that led to the budget now before the Legislature.


"I am also ready to consider reasonable alternatives that protect ratepayers, but others must come to the table ready to be equally reasonable," Prieto said. "Gov. Christie and the legislators who won't vote 'yes' on the budget are responsible for this unacceptable shutdown. I compromised. I put up a budget bill for a vote. Others now must now do their part and fulfill their responsibilities."

Politics aside, the diplomaitc failure has immediate consequences for Jersey residents: Christie ordered nonessential services to close beginning Saturday. New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as the shutdown took effect, shuttering state parks and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub Scouts forced to leave a state park campsite and people trying to obtain or renew documents from the state motor vehicle commission, among the agencies closed by the shutdown.

As funds run out elsewhere, it will only get worse.  Police were turning away vehicles and bicyclists at Island Beach state park in Ocean County.

A sign posted at the park entrance featured a photo of Prieto and the phone number of his district office in Secaucus, along with the caption: "This facility is CLOSED because of this man."

When asked about the sign, Christie spokesman Jeremy Rosen said the governor wanted to make sure people knew why the site was shuttered.  "Speaker Prieto singlehandedly closed state government," Rosen said, adding that the governor wanted to make sure families "knew that the facilities were closed and who is responsible."

Not all things will be affected: remaining open under the shutdown will be New Jersey Transit, state prisons, the state police, state hospitals and treatment centers as well as casinos, race tracks and the lottery. 

A major point of disagreement is the ongoing stalemate between Christie and lawmakers over whether to include legislation affecting the state's largest health insurer into the state budget.

Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney agree on legislation to make over Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, including allowing the state insurance commissioner to determine a range for the company's surplus that if exceeded must be put to use benefiting the public and policyholders.  But Prieto opposes the plan, saying that the legislation could lead to rate hikes on the insurer's 3.8 million subscribers and that the legislation is separate from the budget.  Prieto has said he will leave open a vote on the $34.7 billion budget that remains deadlocked 26-25, with 24 abstentions, until those 24 abstentions change their mind.

Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, of Northfield, was among those abstaining. He reasoned that if the governor did not get the Horizon bill, then nearly $150 million in school funding -- $9.6 million of which would go to his district -- would be line-item vetoed out of the budget.   And indeed, Christie said Friday during a news conference that he would slash the Democratic spending priorities if he did not get the Horizon bill as part of a package deal on the budget.  "You want me to wave a magic wand to get a budget?" Christie said. "I can't get a budget to my desk. Only the Senate and Assembly can get the budget to my desk."

But where things may get nasty quick, is that Christie said public workers should not expect any back pay. "Yeah, don't count on it." Christie said of furlough pay. "That was Jon 'I'll Fight For a Good Contract For You' Corzine. I ain't him."

Meanwhile, the fingerpointing has begun, including Democrats pointing at other Democrats.

"It seems like he's just being stubborn," Mazzeo said of Prieto. "With all due respect to the speaker, then there should be some type of negotiations." But Prieto said it's lawmakers - fellow Democrats - like Mazzeo who are to blame for the shutdown. He said he is willing to discuss the Horizon legislation but after the budget is resolved.

Christie has balked at the proposal because he says lawmakers plan to leave town to campaign for re-election and he will be a lame duck.  According to CBS, all 120 lawmakers face voters this year.

Finally, putting the sheer chaos of it all in context, Christie who is term-limited and is expected to be out of office by January, has his family staying for the holiday weekend in a state-owned house at Island Beach State Park. The park is closed because of the shutdown.

          329 38th Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $175000   
Located in Lawrenceville, this 3+ story style home has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. 329 38th is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, gas stove, gas cooktop, washer/dryer, and window treatments. This home also has on-street parking, 2 fireplaces, hard wood, wall to wall carpet floors, gas, forced air heating.
          315 44th Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $677000   
Located in Lawrenceville, this 3+ story style home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. 315 44th is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. This home also has detached garage with 2 spaces, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          Comment on "Trump Administration: Making America Great Again by Simply Not Rushing to Implement the Late Obama Age Collapse" by Steve Sailer   
That's an interesting, if depressing, insight into what's happening in Germany. Most of it is news to me. You know you're in deep trouble when even the UN thinks your laws are crazy.
          152 Austin Blvd Mt. Pleasant Township, PA 15610 - $173000   
Lovely Brick Ranch on back country road just minutes to the Donegal Turnpike exit. Sitting on an acre this home has some very attractive features including a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom, fenced in back yard, detached 3 car garage with additional 4th bay, which could be converted into a barn, full basement for storage, and much more. The 3rd bedroom was used as an in-law suite and could easily be converted back or modified into a master suite. The back deck leading out to the swimming pool is private and relaxing. This home offers many options and is located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands.
          Lawyer - Legal Aid Ontario - Ontario   
Careers at LAO Lawyer Legal Aid Saskatchewan Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a 0.60 FTE term lawyer for its Swift Current Area Office for a period of one... $39.50 - $71.28 an hour
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          Lawyer (avocat) - Legal Aid Ontario - Ontario   
Carrières à Aide juridique Ontario Lawyer Legal Aid Saskatchewan Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a 0.60 FTE term lawyer for its Swift Current Area Office... $39.50 - $71.28 an hour
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          Agent(e) des services correctionnels - Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Ontario   
Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre - 165 Barton Street East, Hamilton, L8L 2W6. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre - 1804 Highway 2 East, P.O.... $25.09 - $29.50 an hour
From Ontario Public Service - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:23:42 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          115 45th Street Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $265000   
Located in Lawrenceville, this 3+ story style home has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. 115 45th Street is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. The sale of this home includes security system, refrigerator, dish washer, disposal, microwave oven, and washer/dryer. This home also has on-street parking, 1 fireplaces, ceramic tile, hard wood floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air, window air conditioner cooling.
          Penangguhan Aturan Pemain U-23, Lawan Persib Bandung Robert Siapkan Tiga Pemain U-23   
Robert Rene Alberts
MAKASSAR, – Pertandingan PSM Makassar kontra Persib Bandung akan dihelat Rabu 5 Juli 2017 nanti. Meski ada penangguhan aturan pemain U-23, namun Pelatih PSM Makassar Robert Rene Alberts terkesan sangat hati-hati menyikapi aturan baru ini jelang bentrok kontra Persib Bandung. Meski demikian, pelatih berpaspor Belanda ini mengaku akan tetap menurunkan 3 pemain U-23 nantinya. […]
          Uji Coba Timnas U-16, Satu Pertandingan Lawan Dua Klub Berbeda   
WhatsApp Image 2017-06-21 at 22.38.58 – Skema pertandingan uji coba timnas U-16 ditetapkan oleh jajaran kepelatihan dengan skema satu pertandingan di babak pertama menghadapi Bina Mutiara dan selanjutnya di babak kedua melawan tim Askot Persija Pusat. Pertandingan uji coba setiap babak dijalani selama 45 menit itu akan digelar di Stadion Atang Sutresna, Kompleks Kopassus, Cijantung, Jakarta Timur, Selasa, 4 […]
          Nadal ready for big improvement on recent Wimbledon woes   
(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal is adamant that he will not be discouraged by the memory of recent Wimbledon woes as he prepares to follow up his landmark 10th French Open triumph with a third success on the sport's most storied lawns.

          In first, Israel files NIS 8 million lawsuit against Jerusalem terrorists widow and kids   
          County Line Developers Band Together To Appeal Judges Ruling   
After the judge null and voided the 2013 County Line rezoning ordinance (which changed the zoning from residential to commercial) the developers have banded together to intervene and repeal the ruling.

The developers seem to realize that they have very little legal standing within the judicial system and have chosen instead to drown Mr. Michael and Cathy Stillwell - who brought on the original lawsuit, with legal fees hoping it will cause them to drop the case.

Rumors on the street is that many in the neighborhood who were glad to hear that the judge had finally restored law and order, are extremely upset at this latest development.

Is there no shame anymore?

Hopefully common sense and justice will prevail and the judge will null and void this appeal as well. See the attached Part 1 of the lawsuit, more to follow.

          Heading to the Catskills? general info   
 Lakewood residents heading up to the Catskill mountains for the weekend some information to keep in mind.
- Sign up for traffic alerts HERE from Roadinform or simply go HERE on your mobile device.

-Notice The changes at exit 163 on the GSP if your taking the Jersey 17 its on the right side of the Parkway.

-As in previous years, the Mincha Area will be open from 5 to 11 PM each Thursday night. Those who make use of the facility are reminded to park only on the upper level, not to engage in solicitations or collections of any kind and to obey all traffic laws.
Kosher food will be available in the upper level vending machine 

          Attorney at Law - Kinsey Rowe Becker & Kistler LLP - Lincoln, NE   
Kinsey Rowe Becker & Kistler, LLP is seeking an attorney with at least three years of experience. Our areas of expertise include estate planning, special needs...
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:22:39 GMT - View all Lincoln, NE jobs
          Attorney - Business Acquisitions - Williams Group - Lincoln, NE   
The position is an excellent career opportunity, ideal for a licensed attorney with experience in corporate finance and contract law....
From Indeed - Tue, 23 May 2017 16:25:02 GMT - View all Lincoln, NE jobs
          3335 Ligonier St Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $309800   
Located in Lawrenceville, this two-story style home has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 3335 LIGONIER ST is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, disposal, electric stove, microwave oven, wall to wall carpet, multi-pane windows, screens, washer/dryer, and window treatments. This home also has on-street parking with 2 spaces, 2 fireplaces, ceramic tile, hard wood, wall to wall carpet floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          Attorney I (Assistant City Attorney-Civi... - City of Lincoln & Lancaster County - Lincoln, NE   
This is an Assistant City Attorney position in our Civil Division. Membership in the State of Nebraska Bar Association with eligibility to practice law in the... $53,595 - $89,740 a year
From City of Lincoln & Lancaster County - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:59:53 GMT - View all Lincoln, NE jobs
          Legal Assistant - Tobin Wolfe Law - Lincoln, NE   
Update and manage attorney calendars. Review/analyze file and document contents to assist the attorney in identifying key information or information gaps....
From Indeed - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:38:50 GMT - View all Lincoln, NE jobs
          Background Investigator - KeyPoint Government Solutions - College Park, MD   
Criminal justice, educators, law enforcement/police, criminal or fraud investigators, federal investigators, military/veterans and security professionals....
From KeyPoint Government Solutions - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:06:23 GMT - View all College Park, MD jobs
          5135 Keystone St Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $350000   
Located in Lawrenceville, this two-story style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 5135 Keystone St is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, gas stove, disposal, screens, automatic garage door opener, washer/dryer, and window treatments. This home also has detached garage with 2 spaces, 1 fireplaces, ceramic tile, hard wood floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air, window air conditioner cooling.
          Ibsley Gardens, Roehampton   
Lawsons & Daughters are delighted to offer a five bedrooms property in Ibsley Gardens, Roehampton SW15. This is a light and airy five bedroom centrally located in Roehampton, close to the shops, library and bus stops. It comprises of 4 double...
5 rooms furnished
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:11:21 +0200
          Bordon Walk, Roehampton   
Lawsons & Daughters are delighted to offer a five bedrooms property in, Roehampton SW15. This is a light and airy five bedroom centrally located in Roehampton, close to the shops, library and bus stops. It comprises of 4 double bedrooms and 1...
5 rooms furnished
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:11:21 +0200
          Movies with a View: 42   

Date: August 10, 2017

This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger. Movie begins at sundown.

Pre-Show Party
The evening begins with the No Wahala DJs (DJ Chibuikem & DJ Quesquecest?) and the short film LOSTFOUND, directed by Shakti Bhagchandani and curated by BAMcinématek. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive!

Beer Garden opens and music starts at 6:00 p.m.

About Movies With a View
Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2017, the eight-week series will draw an average of 7,000 film fans at each screening. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

          4745 Butler Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $219000   
          Did You Hear ...? Olivia de Havilland sues, Kendall and Kylie fail and more from the week in entertainment   

A film legend hit a milestone, reality-TV entrepreneurs screwed up, the leader of the free world targeted TV hosts, a guild expanded and a scandal rode off into the sunset. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.

Happy birthday - and lawsuit - Olivia de Havilland!

De Havilland,...

          1033 Woodlawn Dr North Strabane, PA 15317 - $245000   
Located in North Strabane, this two-story style home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. 1033 Woodlawn Dr is situated in the Canon McMillan School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, disposal, electric stove, microwave oven, and automatic garage door opener. This home also has attached garage, ceramic tile, hard wood floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          2 Bed Flat For Rent Tangley Grove Putney   
1473 price before: 1560
Lawsons and Daughters are pleased to introduce this large two double bedroom flat on Tangley Grove, Roehampton to let. The property comprises two double bedrooms, separate reception and a fully fitted eat in kitchen. The property has been...
2 rooms furnished
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:09:26 +0200
          Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory?   

Would you mind if Democrats learned to be mindless?

Nevada Democrats do seem to have their acts together. They kept their heads in 2016 when everyone around them was losing theirs, and accomplished a good deal of what they wanted at the 2017 legislature. And 2018 seems to be coming into focus.…

Representative Jacky Rosen will run for the Senate after only a few months in Congress, and the Democrat could face a serious primary challenge. Whoever wins faces a vulnerable Republican, Dean Heller, the only GOP Senator up for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton carried. Heller has managed to defend the Republican lack of transparency on health care legislation after falsely claiming Democrats did much the same thing on Obamacare. He also said both yes and no on how he’s going to vote on the un-Christian and anti-life bill his white male colleagues generated without a woman or person of color being involved before finally saying he wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form with Governor Brian Sandoval standing next to him—because Heller is not only bipartisan, but brave.

County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has declared his candidacy for governor. He may face a Democratic primary—his commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani is making noises (this could make the commission meetings must-see-TV). The winner of that contest will face Adam Laxalt, grandson of a major Nevada political figure. He’s also the hirer of outside lawyers who charge the state hundreds of thousands of dollars to do legal work that Laxalt’s people would be able to do if they were members of the Nevada bar, and he is a defender of Sheldon Adelson’s interests to the point that a Gaming Control Board chairman who’s never had the whiff of a taint of a sniff of a scandal attached to him decided he’d better record a conversation with Laxalt.

Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think.

These campaigns will unfold with Trump registering the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in an administration since polling was done with an abacus. But Republicans have won each special election so far, so why not think it can continue?

Well, let’s be fair. In each election, the Democratic candidate did far better than she or he normally would. In Georgia and South Carolina, in blood-red districts, the Democratic House candidate came within three points of the Republican.

But Republicans still won, and the reason is simple. To quote Charlie Pierce, America’s best political blogger (well, my favorite, anyway): “Through decades of constant and unrelenting pressure, and through finagling with the franchise in a hundred ways in a thousand places, the Republicans have compressed the votes they need into an unmovable, diamond-hard core that will vote in robotic lockstep for whoever it is that wins a Republican primary. In American politics today, mindlessness is one of the strongest weapons you can have. Republicans vote for Republicans in Republican districts.”

That Democrats lack mindlessness can be proved even without referring to certain lefties in 2016. Consider the response to recent Democratic defeats from D. Taylor, the Unite Here leader who was the driving force behind the Culinary in Las Vegas for so many years. Besides properly attacking the president, the speaker, the Senate majority leader and the GOP congressional caucus, he declared, “Hope is not a strategy and ‘resisting’ is not a plan. The Democratic Party is out of excuses on its electoral performances.… In red states or blue states, Democrats should be able to compete—and win.”

As Pierce shows, some of that point is debatable, but then we recall his union didn’t do all it could in 2014, out of displeasure with some provisions of Obamacare and the lack of movement on immigration reform. The Culinary Union was being mindful when it needed to be mindless.

Heller is in the Senate because in 2012, Shelley Berkley ran 85,000 votes behind Barack Obama while Heller ran 26,000 ahead of Mitt Romney. She won Clark County by 60,000 while Obama took it by 100,000. Obama carried Washoe County by 7,000, Heller by 20,000. Both large counties bear some credit or blame, depending on your political views.

Berkley faced attacks over ethics, but also Washoe choosing the northerner over the southerner, regardless of party. Did Democrats ask themselves who would most strongly support Obama, or was more “acceptable”? A minimal number of Republicans ask those questions. If more did, we might have a more mindful president.

Laxalt’s grandfather ran smart campaigns. But he won his first statewide race, for lieutenant governor, when Democrats refused to unite behind his opponent because of previous political battles. They were mindful when they should have been mindless, and have paid for it ever since.

And thereby hangs the tale. Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think. If Democrats don’t want Senator Heller and Governor Laxalt, they need to grasp that distinction.

Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV

The post Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory? appeared first on Vegas Seven.

          Tangley Grove, Roehampton   
1473 price before: 1560
Lawsons and Daughters are pleased to introduce this large two double bedroom flat on Tangley Grove, Roehampton to let. The property comprises two double bedrooms, separate reception and a fully fitted eat in kitchen. The property has been...
2 rooms furnished
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:58:08 +0200
          Shell says Ogoni 9 lawsuit widows are liars   
By John Donovan Although Shell did not use the exact words featured in the headline, it was the clear meaning of Shell’s outright rejection of the claims set forth in the Writ of Summons issued on 29 June 2017 against multiple companies within the Royal Dutch Shell Group. This is what the Manager Director/Country Chair of  […]
          5322 Dresden Way Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $129900   
Located in Lawrenceville, this two-story style home has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. 5322 Dresden Way is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. This home also has on-street parking, ceramic tile, hard wood floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          184 44th St Lawrenceville, PA 15201 - $499000   
Located in Lawrenceville, this 3+ story style home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. 184 44th St is situated in the Pittsburgh School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, gas stove, dish washer, disposal, pantry, microwave oven, kitchen island, and multi-pane windows. This home also has , 4 fireplaces, hard wood floors, gas heating, and central air cooling.
          2309 Lawndale McKeesport, PA 15132 - $24900   
Located in McKeesport, this two-story style home has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. 2309 Lawndale is situated in the McKeesport Area School District. The sale of this home includes security system, and dish washer. This home also has off-street parking with 1 space, ceramic tile, hard wood, wall to wall carpet floors, gas, forced air heating.
          Comment on Pros and Cons of a Push-Reel Mower by Rokon   
If you want to buy a cheap lawn mower, I think push reel lawn mower is the best.It has lots of cool features.It's perfect for a small lawn.This tool is very easy to maintenance.If you have a big lawn or yard you need to try gas lawn mower or riding a lawn mower.
          240 Shadowlawn Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216 - $269900   
Located in Mt. Lebanon, this two-story style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 240 SHADOWLAWN is situated in the Mount Lebanon School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, gas stove, dish washer, disposal, multi-pane windows, and washer/dryer. This home also has a 1 car integral garage, 1 fireplaces, hard wood floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          Di Negara Ini Anda Tidak Boleh Kentut di Tempat Umum   
Di Indonesia, sengaja mengentuti orang lain memang kurang ajar, namun tidak dikatakan melanggar hukum. Lain lagi soalnya jika kentut sembarangan di sebuah negara di Afrika yang bernama Malawi. Kentut sembarangan bisa berakhir mendekam di bui.
Sejak tahun 2011 lalu, Malawi menggodok kebijakan yang melarang kentut di depan umum. Alasan yang dikemukakan adalah karena kentut merupakan salah satu bentuk polusi udara. Terang saja kebijakan ini mendapat perlawanan keras dari sebagian masyarakat di sana.

Malawian Air Fouling Legislation adalah nama peraturan perundangan yang memuat larangan kentut sembarangan tersebut. Salah satu pasal berbunyi bahwa setiap orang yang merusak suasana di sembarang tempat sehingga membahayakan kesehatan masyarakat atau mengganggu lingkungan atau pengguna jalan dihukum bersalah atas kejahatan ringan.
Pasal tersebut diintrepretasikan sebagai larangan kentut di sembarang tempat. Begitu beritanya dimuat Reuters, peraturan ini segera mengundang kecaman dunia internasional. Pemerintah Malawi segera membuat kesepakatan dengan media untuk tak lagi memuat berita kentut. Kabar mengenai larangan kentut pun hingga kini entah bagaimana perkembangannya.
Jika peraturan ini diberlakukan, tentunya orang jadi lebih berhati-hati saat kentut, atau sebisa mungkin menahan kentutnya agar tidak keluar. Padahal kentut merupakan proses alami yang terjadi di dalam tubuh layaknya buang air. Menahan kentut juga bisa berakibat buruk bagi kesehatan.
"Sebenarnya tidak perlu dibuat larangan seperti ini karena pada dasarnya kentut itu proses alami tubuh. Setiap orang yang ingin kentut tentu bisa mengondisikan supaya kentutnya tidak mengganggu orang lain, misalnya jika sedang di tempat umum bisa pergi ke tempat yang sedang tidak ada orang dan mengeluarkan kentut secara perlahan sehingga tidak bunyi dan jika bau tidak akan mengganggu orang lain," kata dr Ari Fahrial Syam, SpPD-KGEH, MMB, FINASIM, FACP, praktisi klinis dari Universitas Indonesia, Jumat (19/4/2013).
Untungnya, Indonesia dan kebanyakan negara di dunia tidak menganggap kentut sebagai ancaman kesehatan masyarakat. Bahkan larangan merokok di tempat umum yang jelas-jelas membahayakan kesehatan saja masih belum sepenuhnya ditegakkan, bagaimana bisa menegakkan larangan kentut sembarangan?

          hal-hal yang dilakukan para jomblo agar tidak terlihat menyedihkan saat hari valentine   

Jadi jomblo saat valentine itu emang rada-rada susah. Kamunya sih mungkin santai, tapi orang-orang kayaknya kurang santai gitu melihat kejombloan kamu. Apa-apa yang kamu lakukan di tanggal 14 Februari itu bisa jadi keliatan sebagai sebuah hal yang menyedihkan. Terus kamu harus gimana dong? Pasti kamu kesel karena gerak kamu jadi terbatas. Tapi sebenernya ada hal-hal yang bisa dilakukan orang jomblo di tanggal 14 Februari tanpa terlihat menyedihkan lho.
Yuklah langsung.


Ini hal yang gampang banget dilakuin, tapi efektif. Ketika semua pasangan pada heboh mau ngerayain Valentine, dan temen-temen kamu sesama jomblo pada heboh karena ga punya pasangan dan akhirnya terlihat menyedihkan, kamu harusnya cuek aja. Buat kamu, 14 Februari ya cuma 14 Februari aja. Gak ada yang spesial hari itu.
Oh tapi, cueknya juga gak boleh sembarangan. Cuek lah dengan ukuran yang pas, tapi jangan sampe kamu keliatan kayak hipster. Dan cuek ini cuma boleh kamu perlihatkan dari sikap kamu. Kalo misalnya sampe kamu ngomong “Gue gak peduli sih sama Valentine,” usaha kamu gagal nak. Kalo gitu berarti kamu sama aja sama jomblo-jomblo lain yang lagi pencitraan.

Pergi Berdua Sama Temen Yang Kece dan Jomblo

Hal ini cocok buat kamu yang seneng jadi pusat perhatian dan bikin sensasi. Cari lah temen kamu yang jomblo, lawan jenis atau sesama jenis deh kalo kamu senengnya begitu, dan yang penting kece. Nah abis itu kamu pergi deh berdua, ke tempat pasangan-pasangan resmi pada lagi ngerayain. Entah nonton kek, makan kek, yang penting carilah yang ramai dan paling enggak bakal ketemu beberapa kenalan pas itu. Oh dan jangan lupa update social media kalo kamu lagi pergi sama dia, tapi update-nya belagak biasa aja, jangan terlalu keliatan excited.
Kalo udah gitu, sama orang-orang yang gak dikenal, kamu bakal terlihat seperti pasangan. Tapi kok gak mesra? Ya ceritanya baru jadian gitu, masih malu-malu. Kalo sama orang-orang yang kenal sama kamu berdua, langsung bakal jadi bahan gosipan deh. Seneng kan kamu jadi bahan gosipan.

Bergulat Melawan Beruang Grizzly

Ya kamu gak mau terlihat menyedihkan bukannya? Coba deh kamu gulat lawan beruang yang tingginya sampe 2 meter dan beratnya bisa sampe 300 kg. Kalo kamu bisa, kamu bakal terlihat sangat keren, gagah dan perkasa!
Eh tapi ini kapan aja, gak usah tanggal 14 Februari tetep sih gak bakalan terlihat menyedihkan. Silakan dicoba!
Begitulah beberapa tips dari MBDC supaya kamu gak terlihat menyedihkan. Ada yang mau nambahin? Langsung aja di komen.


          Mengenal Lebih Dekat Kelompok Hacker Anonymous   
Sepak terjang Anonymous memang sering mengebohkan. Kelompok hacker ini sudah berulangkali menggeber serangan ke website penting.

Sulit diketahui siapa saja yang tergabung dalam Anonymous. Jika tampil di depan publik, mereka biasanya memakai topeng ala Guy Fawkes, seorang aktivis Inggris terkenal di zaman dahulu.
Mengenal Lebih Dekat Kelompok Hacker Anonymous di Dunia
Seperti apa sejarah Anonymous dan bagaimana sepak terjang mereka? Berikut riwayat singkatnya yang  dihimpun dari berbagai sumber.

1. Lahir Tahun 2003
Cikal bakal kelompok Anonymous ini dilaporkan berasal dari tahun 2003. Awalnya berasal dari forum internet bernama 4chan.

Anonymous punya beragam misi. Terkhusus, mereka menentang sensor internet dan pengawasan online oleh pemerintah. Sehingga seringkali mereka menyerbu website pemerintah sebagai tanda protes.

Anonymous juga anti terhadap paham scientology, korupsi, dan homophobia. Padahal pada awalnya, kelompok komunitas online ini dibuat untuk tujuan senang-senang.

Anonymous memang bukan benar-benar sebuah organisasi. Mereka adalah grup besar individual yang mempunyai ketertarikan yang sama. Sehingga sering dikatakan semua orang bisa menjadi Anonymous.

Sejak tahun 2008, Anonymous semakin serius dalam aksi hacktivist, yaitu melakukan hack untuk misi tertentu. Mereka dijuluki sebagai Robin Hood digital dan dikenal memperjuangkan kebebasan informasi dan akses internet.

Aksi hack mereka semakin liar dan menyerang website-website penting. Sehingga majalah ternama Time memasukkan nama mereka sebagai salah satu kelompok paling berpengaruh di dunia pada tahun 2012.

2. Asal Kata Anonymous
Nama Anonymous sendiri terinspirasi oleh anonimitas user yang biasa memposting sesuatu di internet. Ya, banyak orang lebih memilih tidak menyebut identitas aslinya di dunia maya.

Konsep Anonymous semakin mantap pada tahun 2004. Ketika itu, administrator di forum 4chan mengaktivasi protokol Forced-Anon yang membuat semua postingan bernama Anonymous.

Anonymous pun merepresentasikan sebuah kelompok individu yang tidak bernama. Anggota Anonymous terdiri dai banyak pengguna forum internet.

Mereka memobilisasi serangan atau misi melalui berbagai wadah. Seperti di 4chan, YouTube, sampai melalui Facebook.

"Setiap orang yang ingin bisa menjadi Anonymous dan bekerja dengan tujuan tertentu. Kami setuju dengan semua agenda namun beroperasi secara independen," tukas seorang anggotanya.

Salah satu semboyan mereka yang terkenal adalah "We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us".

3. Serangan ke Website Penting
Anonymous sudah sering melakukan serangan ke berbagai website penting. Biasanya sebagai tanda protes atau ketidaksetujuan.

Pada tahun 2009 setelah Pirate Bay terbukti bersalah atas kasus hak cipta, Anonymous melancarkan serangan melawan organisasi International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Organisasi tersebut termasuk yang menentang keberadaan Pirate Bay. Aksi serupa terjadi tahun 2012 lalu ketika website Megaupload ditutup.

Hacker Anonymous berhasil melumpuhkan situs Departemen Kehakiman AS, FBI, dan Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Semuanya dinilai sebagai pihak yang menggembosi Megaupload.

Anonymous juga pernah melumpuhkan situs yang mengandung pornografi anak. Pada tahun 2008, mereka melancarkan serangan online besar-besaran pada kelompok agama Scientology.

Tidak jarang mereka melakukan serangan ke website pemerintah berbagai negara. Mereka pernah menumbangkan berbagai situs penting Israel sebagai protes serangan brutal mereka ke Palestina. Mereka sempat mengumbar 5000 data pribadi pejabat Israel.

4. Anggota yang Tertangkap
Beberapa anggota Anonymous berhasil ditangkap aparat. Tahun 2010, aparat di Belanda menangkap seorang remaja usia 16 tahun karena menyerang website Visa, Mastercard dan PayPal.

Pada bulan Januari 2011, kepolisian di Inggris berhasil menangkap lima orang hacker yang berhubungan dengan Anonymous.

Juni 2011, kepolisian di Spanyol menahan tiga orang yang masuk jaringan Anonymous. Ketiganya menyerang website pemerintah Mesir, Aljazair, Iran, Chile dan Selandia Baru.

Satu kasus yang cukup menonjol adalah penangkapan Christopher Weatherhead. Dia mengorganisasi serangan DDos pada PayPal dan dijatuhi hukuman 18 bulan penjara.

Masih banyak lagi kasus penangkapan hacker Anonymous. Namun tampaknya mereka tidak kapok dan akan terus melakukan misinya.

          Shinobi Legenda di anime Naruto   
1. Rikudo Sennin 
Rikudo sennin adalah shinobi pertama yang ada didunia (naruto). dianggap sebagai pendiri semua shinobi yang ada, juga dianggap sebagai dewa para shinobi. kemampuan utamanya adalah dojutsu Rinnegan. selain itu dia juga merupakan jinchuriki dari juubi. dia adalah orang yang mengawali dua kekuatan besar shinobi. Senju dan Uchiha. Karena anak pertamanya seorang pengguna kekuatan di mata, yang akhirnya melahirkan sharingan dan juga byakugan. sedangkan anak keduanya mempunyai kekuatan ditubuhnya, yang akhirnya menjadi senju. sebelum Rikudo sennin mati dia membagi kekuatan juubi menjadi sembilan, yang akhirnya melahirkan sembilan bijuu baru. ichibi, nibi, sanbi, yonbi, gobi, rokubi, sachibi, hachibi dan kyuubi. lalu menyegel tubuh juubi di bulan. 

2. Madara Uchiha (Futarime no Rikudo)
Mendapat julukan Rikudo yang kedua, dia adalah pendiri dari klan uchiha, yang akhirnya meninggalkan konoha dan klannya, karena berselisih paham dengan klannya sendiri, klannya lebih memilih konoha dari pada dia. selain itu dia juga merupakan pemimpin desa kirigakure dibalik layar, sewaktu dia mengendalikan Yagura si mizukage keempat. dan merupakan pemimpin dari akatsuki yang sesungguhnya. orang yang selalu berselisih paham dengan hashirama senju ini adalah orang hebat yang memiliki sharingan, mangekyo sharingan, dan juga rinnegan. dia juga ahli dalam menggunakan jikukan no jutsu (pemindahan ruang waktu). Selain jutsu jutsu itu, madara juga menguasai lima elemen ditambah chakra Yin dan Yang. Termasuk shinobi kelas S.

3. Shodaime Hokage (hashirama senju)
Hokage Pertama si original pengguna mokuton(elemen kayu). Rival utama dari madara ini adalah pendiri dari klan senju yang juga merupakan pendiri konohagakure yang terkenal diseluruh dunia ninja. kemampuan nya yang lain yaitu dapat mengendalikan kyuubi. dengan menggunakan kalung cristalnya. 

4. Kinkaku dan Ginkaku (kin-gin Kyodai)
Kinkaku si Pseudo jinchuriki ini bersama saudaranya ginkaku pernah berada di perut kyuubi dan memakan beberapa dagingnya sehingga mereka mendapatkan chakra kyuubi di dalam tubuh mereka. memungkinkan mereka menggunakan jubah chakra kyuubi untuk bertarung. selain itu mereka juga memiliki 4 senjata legenda milik Rikudo sennin, yaitu bashosen, Benihisago, Shichiseiken, dan juga konkinjo yang membuat mereka menjadi ninja legendaris di kumogakure. mereka juga pernah berusaha membunuh nidaime hokage dan nidaime raikage.

5. Hanzou si salamender
Pemimpin Amegakure ini memiliki tujuan untuk menyatukan seluruh dunia ninja di bawah amegakure. tapi tujuan itu tak pernah tercapai bahkan hingga dia mati. kemampuannya dalam ninjutsu, taijutsu tidak dapat diragukan lagi. selain itu dia juga ahli menggunakan racun, bahkan nafasnya saja sudah beracun sehingga dia selalu menggunakan masker dimanapun dia berada. racun itu dia dapatkan dari kantong racun seekor salamender raksasa yang ada didesanya, saat si salamender mati dia mengambil kantong racunnya dan meletakkan di dekat perutnya. selain itu kuchiyosenya juga salamender yang mampu mengeluarkan asap beracun. dan yang perlu diingatm hanzou adalah orang yang memberi gelar kehormatan Sannin kepada Jiraiya, Orochimaru, dan tsunade.

6. Chiyo
Nenek tua dari sunagakure ini adalah master kugutsu, terutama teknik shirohigi. orang paling ahli dalam menggunakan racun juga di sunagakure. teknik terkuatnya adalah Shirohigi: Jukki Chikamatsu no shuu, yaitu 10 kugutsu legendaris milik monzaemon chikamatsu, si pengguna kugutsu pertama. selain menjadi shinobi yang terkenal selama perang dunia ninja ketiga. dia juga merupakan tetua di desa sunagakure.

7. Sakumo Hatake (Konoha no shiroi kiba)
Ayah dari hatake kakashi, orang yang disebut sebut legenda taring putih konoha, yang ditakuti oleh shinobi shinobi dari desa lain selama perang dunia ninja ketiga. kemampuan nya belum diketahui, tapi ada yang bilang bahwa legenda sannin tak ada apapanya dihadapan konoha no shiroi kiba. senjata utama hakko chakura to.

8. Minato namikaze (konoha no kiroi senko)!Minato_Namikaze.PNG

Orang yang juga menjabat sebagai hokage keempat ini, mendapat julukan sikuning cepat dari konoha, karena jurus hiraishin no jutsunya lah yang membuat dia terkenal. jutsu yang mampu membuat penggunanya berpindah tempat secepat kilat. semua shinobi dari iwagakure selama perang ninja ketiga, diberi tahu oleh atasan apabila menemui konoha no kiroi senko lebih baik lari saja. ini membuktikan betapa kuatnya minato. 

9. Legenda Sannin (jiraiya, Orichimaru, Tsunade) 
Mereka bertiga mendapat gelar kehormatan sannin, pemberian dari hanzou karena saat bertarung melawan hanzou, mereka bertiga mampu bertahan dan kuat, tidak seperti shinobi lainya.
a. Jiraiya, murid dari sarutobi hiruzen ini adalah yang paling kuat diantara yang lain. kemampuan dalam ninjutsunya sangatlah hebat, begitu pula taijutsu, fuijutsu namun dia agak lemah dalam genjutsu. menjadi seorang pertapa katak dari myobokuzan.
b. Orochimaru, diantara ketiganya orochimarulah yang paling jenius. sering melakukan percobaan percobaan terlarang. dan mempelajari beberapa kenjutsu seperti edo tensei. sifatnya yang jahat dan membuat dia meninggalkan konoha , lalu membangun otogakure.
c. Tsunade, yang paling cantik dan ahli ninjutsu medis diantara ketiganya. dia juga merupakan cucu dari shodaime hokage. menguasai beberapa ninjutsu medis tingkat tinggi, dan juga tenaganya sangat besar, pukulannya saja mampu menghancurkan seluruh tulang dari korbannya,

10. Muu (nidaime tsuchikage/Mujin)

dikenal juga sebagai orang yang tak terlihat. selain itu dia juga ahli menggunakan sensor, dan kekkai totta jinton (elemen debu). gabungan dari 3 elemen. api, tanah, dan angin, yang membuatnya sangat unik.

11. Kakashi hatake (kopi ninja no kakashi/sharingan no kakashi) 

terkenal sebagai si ninja peniru, yang bisa meniru jurus apapun. yaitu dengan menggunakan sharingan yang diberikan oleh obito uchiha. karena itu dia juga mendapat julukan kakashi si sharingan. tragedi saat perang dunia ninja ketiga menyisakan sharingan milik obito dimata kirinya. setelah kejadian itu dia menjadi terkenal sebagai kakashi si sharingan.

12. Shisui uchiha (Shunshin no shisui)

dikenal sebagai sicepat kilat shisui. salah satu anggota klan uchiha yang paling berbakat. selain cepat dalam gerakan, dia juga memiliki dojutsu untuk mengendalikan pikiran lawan bicara, dan kemampuan ini masih dalam bentuk sharingan,tidak mangekyo sharingan.

13. Rikudo Pein (Senninme no rikudo)

Pemilik Rinnegan yang berasal dari amegakure, disebut juga sebagai Rikudo yang ketiga. dulunya murid jiraiya yang akhirnya membunuh jiraiya sendiri. memiliki jutsu jutsu hebat, dan mampu membagi kekuatannya menjadi 6 jalur. selain memiliki rinnegan dia juga memiliki 5 elemen dan memiliki chakra yin-yang. oh ya, Pein atau nagato jugalah orang yang membunuh hanzou si salamender.

14. Gaara (shabaku no gaara/godaime kazekage)
disebut sebagai gaara si padang pasir. berkemampuan mengendalikan pasir secara bebas, mampu menjadikan pasir sebagai pelindung (armor?) dan juga alat menyerang, selain kazekage dia juga merupakan jinchuriki dari ichibi si shukaku. 

15. Kiri no shinobigatana Shichinin shu (seven swordsmen)
Tujuh pemegang pedang legenda dari kirigakure, setiap pedangnya memiliki kemampuan kemampuan khusus, seven swordsmen adalah zabuza momochi, kisame hoshigaki, suigetsu hozuki, mangetsu hozuki, fuguki suikazan, chojuro, jinin akebino, kushimaru kuriarare, raiga kurosuki, jinpachi munashi, ameyuri ringo.

16. Shugonin Junishi
12 ninja penjaga daimyo negara Hi yang terkenal. mereka menggunakan kain berlambang negara api di pinggang mereka. mereka adalah asuma sarutobi, chiriku, kazuma, kitane, nauma, seito, dan tou. saat mereka menggunakan jutsu kolaborasi, yaitu raimu raito. yang mampu menghancurkan sebuah desa. dalam satu kai serangan.
          7 Tokoh Protagonis Terkejam di Animanga   
Salah satu hal yang sudah biasa di kalangan Anime dan Manga adalah kekejaman. Rata-rata tokoh Anime dan Manga memiliki sifat kejam tersendiri. Bahkan para tokoh protagonis, yaitu tokoh utama yang biasanya tokoh yang baik hati, pembela kebenaran, pembenci kejahatan, dll.
Nah, berikut adalah Tokoh-Tokoh Protagonis Terkejam di dunia Anime dan Manga :

1. Ashlade - Vinland Saga 
Mungkin belum banyak dari kita yang mengenalnya. Ashlade adalah seorang ketua kelompok viking, kelompok yang terkenal dengan kekuatan dan kekejamannya. Tak tanggung-tanggung, lelaki keturunan Artorius ini dapat melakukan apa saja untuk mendapat apa yang ia inginkan.
Contoh ketika ingin mendapat informasi dari pasukan lawan, ia tak segan-segan memotong satu per satu jari orang yang diintrogasinya itu secara perlahan, bahkan berniat memotong hidungnya juga agar ia mau mengaku.

2. Killua - Hunter x Hunter 
Killua merupakan salah satu tokoh protagonis dalam anime dan manga Hunter x Hunter. Kekejamannya sudah tidak diragukan lagi. Ia terlahir di sebuah keluarga pembunuh elit yang membuatnya terlatih untuk membunuh sejak masih belia. tak hanya sekedar membunuh, dengan entengnya ia bahkan mengambil jantung orang yang ingin dibunuhnya.

3. Light Yagami - Death Note 
Mendapat Death Note, buku yang mampu dengan mudah membunuh setiap orang yang namanya tercatat di dalamnya membuat pemuda cerdas yang kerap dipanggil Raito ini menjadi seorang pembunuh. Dengan kejamnya, Raito akan mencatat nama-nama para penjahat dan bahkan orang-orang tak bersalah yang di anggapnya mengganggu rencana terbentuknya Dunia yang indah tanpa penjahat harapannya. Untuk menyamarkan identitasnya, ia menggunakan nama Kira sebagai nama samaran.

4. Manji - Blade of Immortal 
Manji adalah seorang samurai tanpa tuan yang di dalam tubuhnya tersimpan cacing darah, yaitu hewan suci yang membuatnya hidup abadi, tak bisa mati meski tubuhnya dipotong-potong sekalipun. Bukannya senang, Manji malah merasa bosan untuk hidup seperti ini. Karenanya ia sangat ingin mengeluarkan cacing itu dari tubuhnya. Dan untuk itu, ia harus membunuh seribu penjahat.

5. Rei Ogami - Cøde:Breaker 
Sebagai salah seorang dari enam anggota Cøde:Breaker, kelompok yang notabene bertugas “Membasmi” Kejahatan, sudah bukan hal yang mengejutkan lagi jika Ogami dicap sebagai seorang yang kejam. Tercatat baru sampai chapter 11 saja, si dingin Ogami telah membunuh sekitar 165 jiwa. Tak tanggung-tanggung, siswa SMU yang mempunyai motto “Bakar Hingga Menjadi Debu” ini pernah membunuh seorang politikus korup tak peduli walau di depan mata Putri si politikus yang kala itu terduduk lemas di atas kursi roda sambil menangis memohon agar ayah tercintanya diampuni.

6. Tatsumi Oga - Beelzebub 
Kendatipun sering menganggap kalau dirinya adalah pemuda yang ganteng, keren, populer, baik hati, suka menolong, dihormati, dan sangat dihormati bagaikan seorang malaikat, orang lain lebih mengenal sosok siswa SMA Ishiyama, Sekolah yang notabene dihuni oleh para Preman kelas tinggi dengan tingkat kebrutalan lebih dari seratus persen ini sebagai seorang Preman kelas kakap yang kekejamannya telah mencapai level legenda. Kekuatan serta kekejamannya ini bahkan sampai membuat bayi yang merupakan calon Raja Iblis tertarik dan menginginkannya menjadi ayah angkat. 

7. Yuuichi Hiruma - Eyeshield21 
Pemuda dengan wajah yang didesain menyerupai Setan dengan telinga dan gigi super tajam ini mulai dikenal setelah menjadi seorang siswa dan sekaligus kapten Tim American Football SMU Deimon. Kekejamannya yang walaupun lebih cenderung ke sifat humor tak perlu diragukan lagi, hampir selalu membawa senjata kemana-mana, termasuk ketika sedang melatih Timnya hingga menjadi Tim yang tidak dianggap sepele lagi, menembaki orang-orang walau tidak pernah sampai membunuh, memiliki kemampuan gertak super tinggi yang dibarengi dengan sebuah buku catatan kecil yang ternyata isinya kosong, memiliki seekor anjing super kejam bernama Cerberous, Kemampuan hacking setara elite, IQ super yang sangat jarang dimiliki orang-orang kejam, dll, fenomenal.
          Makhluk Mistis yang Sebenarnya Tak Pernah Ada di Dunia    
Ketika ilmuwan mengunjungi bagian-bagian asing planet ini, seperti ventilasi panas samudera atau hutan yang terisolasi gunung, spesies tak terdokumentasi sering ditemukan. Seperti apa?

Warga seringkali meyakini temuan ini sebagai hewan mistis, seperti bigfoot, monster loch ness dan el chupacabra. Warga seolah berharap makhluk-makhluk ini benar-benar ada. Dalam kebanyakan kasus (harapan para warga), bukti ilmiah yang muncul untuk 10 hewan mistis ini tak begitu meyakinkan. Simak berikut.

Beberapa nama diberikan untuk manusia-binatang berbulu berkaki dua misterius yang menjelajah Amerika Utara. Laporan mengenai makhluk ini pertama muncul di 1950-an.

Sejauh ini tak ada bukti gigi, rambut, tulang atau jejak Bigfoot lainnya ditemukan. Bukti terbaik makhluk ini adalah, film Patterson-Gimlin terkenal yang direkam di California pada 1967, bahkan di film itu, makhluk itu tampak seperti pria berkostum gorila murah.

Makhluk ini lebih terkenal sebagai Monster Loch Ness. Nessie merupakan hewan air penghuni Loch Ness Skotlandia. Nessie pertama kali dilaporkan pada 1933. Sejak itu, warga setempat dan wisatawan sering mengaku melihat sesuatu dalam danau dingin.

Menurut beberapa orang, Nessie merupakan Plesiosaurus, reptil laut besar dari zaman dinosaurus. Meski terkadang ada laporan, foto, dan penyelidikan ilmiah, bukti nyata keberadaan Nessie belum ditemukan.

El chupacabra atau ‘penghisap darah kambing’ ini pertama kali muncul di Puerto Rico pada pertengahan 1990-an. Beragam deskripsi muncul tapi makhluk ini dikabarkan memiliki setinggi 1-1,5 meter dan memiliki deretan duri di punggung serta mata bak alien. Vampir ini konon mengisap darah mangsanya, terutama kambing, domba, dan binatang kecil.

Setan Jersey
Hewan mitos ini lahir di awal 1700-an. Menurut cerita rakyat, di New Jersey, ada seorang wanita melahirkan monster terkutuk berkepala kuda, sayap kelelawar dan kuku terbelah. Selama berabad-abad, legenda ini dihiasi kabar bohong dan penampakan sesekali di hutan. Namun, menurut buku Loren Coleman ‘Monster of New Jersey’ tak ada bukti kuat keberadaan hewan mitos.

Champ merupakan Nessi versi Amerika, raksasa misterius yang hidup di Danau Champlain. Champ memiliki beragam bentuk namun kabarnya, makhluk ini berbadan bungkuk, panjang beberapa puluh meter, kulit gelap dan kepala seperti ular atau anjing. Foto Champ 1981 pun marak. Sejak itu, legenda Champ tetap hidup berkat ‘penampakan,’ ambigu foto serta video.

Mosnter Montauk
Makhluk aneh ini terdampar di sebuah pantai di Montauk, New York pada Juli 2008. Foto hewan ini menggambarkan, hewan ini berkaki empat dan bercakar serta hampir tak memiliki bulu. Beberapa pihak berpendapat, foto itu bohongan, lainnya yakin itu adalah babi atau binatang yang direkayasa genetik. Namun akhirnya, monster ini diidentifikasi sebagai rakun busuk.

Putri Duyung Feejee
Putri duyung tak sesuai dengan citra publik monster. Namun, makhluk ini pengecualian. Showman PT Barnum memperkenalkan Putri Duyung FeeJee pada 1840-an. Makhluk ini sama sekali tak cantik dan setengah ikan setengah wanita telanjang melainkan kepala dan dada monyet kecil mengerikan dengan tubuh dan ekor ikan. Tentunya, makhluk ini tak nyata, hanya satu dari beberapa putri duyung palsu yang diciptakan demi uang.

Monster Laut
Cerita monster laut muncul selama ribuan tahun. Buku tahun 1752 berjudul ‘Natural History Norwey’ menyebutkan adanya monster bernama Kraken yang memiliki ukuran sama seperti sebuah pulau kecil, ‘bulat, datar, dan penuh senjata,’ serta sering dikendalikan dewa laut. Penampakan ular laut makin sangat jarang saat ini, para ilmuwan pun yakin, laporan awal makhluk ini berasal dari cumi-cumi raksasa 43 meter.

Nampaknya tiap negara punya monster danaunya sendiri. Ogopogo merupakan ‘Nesssie Kanada’ yang hidup di Danau Okanagan British Columbia. Berabad lalu, warga asli Amerika percaya, roh air tinggal di danau, dan pengorbanan hidup harus dilakukan untuk menenangkan iblis air ini. Ogopogo nyatanya adalah nama lagu dansa populer. Meski bukti ilmuah kurang, warga sering melaporkan hal aneh di danau itu.

Vampir fiksi sering muncul tersiksa, berjiwa seksi, dan meminum darah manusia. Namun, banyak binatang vampir yang sebenarnya, termasuk lintah, nyamuk betina, kutu dan, kelelawar vampir.

          Seberapa Lama Perjalanan dari Bumi ke Mars?   
Mars dan Bumi

Kita tahu planet-planet yang ada di ruang angkasa memiliki jarak yang jauh dari Bumi. Namun, banyak orang yang belum tahu, berapa jarak dan waktu tempuh untuk mencapai Planet Mars.

Meskipun jarak Bumi dan Mars sangat jauh, tapi beberapa misi luar angkasa yang mengirimkan robot sampai ke Mars telah sukses.

Bagaimana jika kita mulai membayangkan perjalanan ke Planet Merah itu dengan jalur lurus dari Bumi dengan kecepatan 7.000 piksel per detik, atau sekitar tiga kali kecepatan cahaya.

Berapa waktu yang dibutuhkan untuk sampai ke sana?

Saat ini, banyak yang memperkirakan jarak Bumi dan Mars adalah 40 juta mil, atau sekitar 56 juta kilometer. Artinya, jarak keduanya sekitar 170 kali jarak Bumi ke bulan.

Namun, berdasarkan hitungan dari David Paliwoda dan Jesse Williams, yang dipublikasikan di laman Distancetomars, Bumi dan Mars berada pada sisi berlawanan dan dipisahkan oleh Matahari. 

Sekarang ini, jarak Bumi dan Mars adalah 225 juta mil, atau sekitar 362 juta kilometer. 

Foto permukaan Mars yang diambil rover Curiosity
Gambar permukaan Mars yang diambil dari Curiosity. (Space)

Bahkan, saking jauhnya, para insinyur yang ingin mengirimkan suara perintah ke Robot Curiosity di Mars harus merekamnya terlebih dahulu.

Pasalnya, jika perintah suara itu langsung diberikan kepada Curiosity, dipastikan suara itu akan hilang sebelum sampai ke Mars. Terlalu banyak gangguan di Sistem Tata Surya.

Untuk sampai ke Mars, Curiosity telah melakukan perjalanan selama delapan bulan 11 hari. Jarak yang ditempuh sekitar 352 juta mil, atau 567 juta kilometer.

Dari hasil animasi yang dibuat David Paliwoda dan Jesse Williams, untuk sampai ke Mars, manusia hanya membutuhkan waktu sekitar 150 hari. Itu pun jika dilakukan dengan kecepatan 7.000 piksel per detik, atau tiga kali kecepatan cahaya.

Anda bisa mengklik tautan ini untuk membayangkan seberapa jauh jarak dari Bumi ke bulan dan Mars.

Sudah? Bagaimana, Anda berminat terbang ke Planet Merah itu dengan lama perjalanan 8 bulan?

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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    


I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”


Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.


The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.


The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.


Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”

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Salah Hamouri: The Elysee does not keep its promises!

On June 29, Jean-David Levitte, diplomatic adviser of Nicolas Sarkozy, Denise received Hamouri rue de l'Elysee. I accompanied it. After the interview about where developments were required, a statement (attached) was published and posted on the site of Salah Hamouri. Jean-David Levitte had to call me immediately and asked me to remove it from the site, given (sic) of the reaction of the Israeli Ambassador to France and, if confirmed to him, was in Salah's interest than to withdraw. Immediately asked and done. But, as you will see, this commitment has no place to be: it was about the "new" on the case of Salah and the attitude of France towards our compatriot. He made commitments. None given. That is why we are releasing this statement. Happy reading! And still more than ever, Salah. Soon Operation Attack Facebook "... Regards.
Jean-Claude Lefort .


Denise Hamouri, Salah's mother, accompanied by Jean-Claude Lefort, met last Monday, June 28, rue de l'Elysee Jean-David Levitte, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the Republic, in the presence of Nicolas Galey, Technical Advisor on the Near and Middle East.

Diplomatic Adviser said at the outset that President Nicolas Sarkozy would equal attention and equal determination to secure the release of Gilad Shalit and Salah Hamouri. For the President, the two youths are French and he defended well.

regards Salah Hamouri it was noted by the Adviser that the indictment of Israeli military court does not mention any facts or reprehensible act but a mere " intention ", a concept which is a purely arbitrary.

Therefore, as the Adviser, among 2,000 French prisoners abroad, the President focused his attention on the most obvious cases of unfairness and therefore it would be mobilized in this for the release of Salah Hamouri he has already, as the Adviser, called on several occasions with the current Israeli authorities.

It was noted that the Advisor denoted his words quite clearly what had been said on Salah Hamouri and if the two reported cases were treated on an equal footing, so it was difficult to understand, for example, the President has still not received the family of Salah Hamouri with the notable difference of the Shalit family.

It was also noted that Salah Hamouri was not considered a "rule of law but by a State at war, which condemns its military tribunals by the very people it occupies even though they were innocent of charges charges against them or who were conducting the Arbitrary pure and simple. It was reiterated that do not take into account this fact and immediately constituted a major serious misconduct.

Similarly it was reported that the same state never releases when there is an exchange of prisoners, Palestinians from Jerusalem.

He recalled the request for remission of sentence filed by Salah at 2 / 3 thirds of his sentence served, resulted in a clear rejection of the ad hoc and a worsening of the charges against him.

The idea that Israel Salah, who is innocent, should also make "excuses" unacceptable humiliation being added to the injustice that the heavy hitting for over 5 years. Similarly

it was highly reiterated that the expulsion of Salah or his extradition to France was clearly denied. Salah has a right as any human being to live wherever he wants.

Councillor stressed that nothing is likely to stop the release request of Salah while he has already spent more than 5 years in prison for "intent" assumption. He also indicated that new initiatives will be taken to the Israeli authorities. The interview lasted three quarters of an hour. Comments

The change in tone and approach set out verbally during the interview are undoubtedly possible, put in the multiple initiatives in a spirit of broad rally to demand the release of Salah. Despite claims to the Adviser, it is difficult to see the same desire to free Gilad Shalit and Salah Hamouri.

The President of the Republic has written to parents of Gilad at the 4th "anniversary" of his capture.

So when he wrote to Mr and Mrs Hamouriune letter ending, and one sent to parents of Giladle June 25, with these words: "I measure fatigue, anger or misunderstanding that day after day since June 25, 2006, you feel. The dignity with which you have demonstrated your courage and your work at all times has been exemplary. You can be proud of you and your son, as we are with Gilad and his parents. "For now

not one letter has been sent to the family Hamouri who have not been received at the Elysee Palace and never the name of Salah has been cited publicly by the President. And if the requests for release were made repeatedly it is difficult to say whether they were effective.

It can be pulled a clear conclusion of this meeting: the echo of the growing demand for the release of Salah can not be ignored in high places. This means if our mobilization unifying, day after day, was helpful. It must be pursued. Salah is a victim and not guilty.

There are no facts alleged against him - a supposed intention is not a fact - and therefore certainly not have intended to detonate the car of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and throwing a Molotov cocktail against an army vehicle Israel as was stated in a telegram lying to Associated Press published yesterday, at 21 h 17, "Yahoo".

Salah has already spent more than 5 years in prison for nothing. His release is not dependent on him but his jailers. Gilad Shalit, the President called on multiple occasions his unconditional release. Why should it be different for Salah?

Salah another 16 months in prison to do. We do not resign ourselves to the idea that it is not released much earlier. Each passing day, after these more than 5 years in prison, is a day that sees Salah imprisoning too. A notable difference of Gilad Shalit, and it's not our fault, the fate of Salah is not linked to negotiations obscure.

His release depends only on the Israeli authorities.

is the only certainty we have - we, but the French authorities.

We do not have to replace them any way they do but it is our responsibility to demand from them as we continued to do so. We have some reasons to continue and keep up the pressure. The new About

held by Adviser to the President, the fact that for the first time the website of the Presidency recalls publicly, in his way, the case of Salah show that our engagement does not leave indifferent and is not in vain.

Salah already very heavily and unfairly "paid" the occupation of Jerusalem and his homeland. It is high time that Salah go home.

New words heard n'endormiront not our intention and our action. On the contrary they show that our efforts are not wasted.

is why our demand - which is the only tangible guarantee of certainty that exists to secure his release - remains stronger than ever:

Liberation Salah Hamouri! And fast!

Paris, June 29, 2010

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Tier 1 PJ Proudhon
Proudhon's philosophy from what appears to be the two essential principles of his thought: Justice and mutuality.
These two concepts form the grid reading of the whole of his work . Proudhon envisaged as interpersonal relationships, economic or political relations in through the prism of these two principles. They allow him to navigate the maze of social issues and give concrete answers to the many problems affecting society.
The French Revolution is a milestone in the history of law. In the Old Regime, the society was organized hierarchically, with men were seen as inherently unequal. Proudhon said that with the French Revolution, "the spirit of morals and legislation [change] from top to bottom. More subordination of man to man, therefore more hierarchy, more church, more than dogma, more faith. " According to him, with the proclamation in 1789 of the principles of freedom and equal rights, social order is virtually transformed.

But if the Revolution was formally abolished the old social order and established the principles of a new organization of society, the revolutionaries could not deduce any practical consequences. They were unable to identify the specific rules of organization of society that guarantees everyone the freedom and equality rights. The law has not been reformed in all its branches according to newly proclaimed principles. Since this reform has not been fully resolved, the company remains the nineteenth century, in large part, subject to rules of the old legal order. The arbitrary standards, the system of privileges and social inequality that we hoped to have abolished, continue, still more virulent than under the old regime.

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Paris on the Nile

To keep a little of that light, sunshine and sweetness, columns, plant, tops and bas-reliefs of sphinxes, which dream ... I ' I ran Paris to find traces of Egypt, I found it and ready to smile sometimes, follow me!

the 17th century already ...
A Pierre Aubert, responsible for collecting tax on salt, the salt tax partnership building in the Marais a mansion . Built between 1656 and 1659 , the scenery is especially entrusted to the brothers Marsy. It Hotel Salé (5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 75004), Picasso museum since 1985.
Two sphinxes (lion body and bust of woman), with front paws crossed . A garland covers the sides and nemes (Egyptian headdress) is topped with crenellated towers
(I admit not having seen such Egypt ...)
Here is one who watches!

Not far away, along the Seine , 2a Wharf Celestine, 4 th arrondissement, the hotel door Fieubet (Gaspard Fieubet, Chancellor of Queen Marie-Therese) is guarded by two sphinxes,
that as the left wing and courtyard garden on the back cover are from the time of construction and renovation by the Sweat and Vicott on plans by architect Jules Mansart Hardoin in the years 1676 - 1681 . For the rest, since 1857 the hotel is a pastiche of Baroque Italian-English.

Along the Seine - stop at the Louvre, Egyptian Antiquities destination, if the desire is there, of course! - You can reach the garden of Tuileries (75001), near la Concorde to find " the Nile," marble, by Lorenzo Ottone ( 1688 - 1692)

This Italian sculptor (1658-1736) is best known for its baroque statues religious (cons-reform) in Rome.

In the next century, 18 th , and a long way to go to the park Bagatelle (Bois de Boulogne Route de Sevres to Neuilly and Allée de Longchamp , Paris 75016). Sphinxes ... by two, before the castle (18th century Folly built by the Comte d'Artois in 1777 after a bet with Queen Marie-Antoinette) ...

Oops! these, the garden, are well suited ... Egyptian character really, is not it?

A pair, controlled by Lhuillier 1778 by Belanger, architect of the Comte d'Artois to the steps of the castle. Lhuillier subcontracted in sculpture at Philip Lawrence Rolland (1746-1816) and fought in 1781.

And ... Bonaparte and then the campaign and the shipment Egypt (1798-1801).
A fighter, Maximilian Cafarelli, General (Engineering) to the wooden leg , scholar and philosopher, who held a key role in preparing the expedition will give Egypt as far his talent to improve the protection of Cairo, facilitate liaison between Alexandria and the Nile, participate in the creation of the Institute of Egypt. Creations of bread ovens, construction of windmills, water supply, irrigation, urbanization, conservation of "objects antique ", etc.. its activities are manifold.
He follows Napoleon en route to Syria, attended the massacre of Jaffa, and died before St. Jean d'Acre: the failure of Bonaparte the end of the dream of the Orient!
Even if little known, a street named after him, close to Temple Street (75003)

Part of Toulon, the expedition took with her soldiers but also 167 scientists, engineers and artists Members of the Commission of Science and Arts: Dolomieu geologist, mathematician Gaspard Monge (a founder of the Ecole Polytechnique), the chemist Claude Louis Berthollet , Vivant Denon, the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, physicist Etienne-Louis Malus , naturalist Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers are part of the trip, the sculptor Jean-Jacques Castex ...
Dolomieu Scientists (since 1879), Malus (since 1879), Berthollet, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Monge have a street in their name in the 5 th Borough Street Monge constituting a sort of central axis.

Deodat Dolomieu (1750-1801), is recruited by the chemist Berthollet January 4, 1798 to participate in the expedition to Egypt. Upon landing on Egyptian soil, he undertook the verification of spatial data he had read in ancient authors, Greek and Latin . At the same time, following his experience in Malta he set up and monitor mills, grinding wheels, gears, flour and ovens for the manufacture of rolls of the army of General Bonaparte East. Urged by his friend Sucy, chief officer of the army of the East, returning to France with him, refuses Dolomieu, as two more months living in Egypt are necessary for the study of the Nile delta. This in turn will be captured in Calabria by Queen of the Two Sicilies. Stripped of its collections and manuscripts, it survives very painfully in a cell with almost no light with a few books he has managed to hide. This prison, as a criminal State in a dark dungeon of Messina in Sicily, will last 21 months. Dolomieu owed his deliverance to the military victory of Bonaparte at Marengo, June 14, 1800. Marked by his captivity, he died 17 months later.
It owes its name to the sustainability of mineral and rock that he discovered, dolomite.

Etienne-Louis Malus , physicist and mathematician (1775-1812) working to study Light . He participated in the expedition and became a member of the Institute Egypt

Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822) chemist , hand in Egypt in the Committee of Science and Arts, where he joined the Institute Egypt in the physics section and was elected vice president. He was elected president the following year. He made important research on natron to enable it to develop his theory on the affinities. In 1802 he was appointed chairman of the committee responsible for preparing the Description of Egypt .

During the expedition, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , French naturalist (1772 - 1844) passion for archeology to zoology as well as because he found in some graves animal mummies. He studied diligently birds, monkeys, crocodiles
(in Paris it!)
and snakes of Egypt, collected many specimens and made many communications various topics. After the surrender of French troops (August 1801), he played bitterly to the English collections he had so much trouble to set up and managed to return them intact in France they are so rich that their inventory it takes several years

Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) was a mathematician whose work touches to descriptive geometry, infinitesimal analysis and analytic geometry. After playing a major role in the French Revolution, both politically and in terms of establishing a new education system, He is responsible for mission in the expedition to Egypt (1798-1799).

Jean-Jacques Castex , (1731-1822), sculptor and is part of the Expedition to Egypt.
In January 1799, he accompanied the geographer Bertre engineer in his trip to Fayoum and is part of the commission led by Girard, who share Cairo March 19, 1799 for Upper Egypt . He creates a wax model, reduced to a third of Dendera Zodiac.
He is still famous to be carved on the great temple of Philae , registration
"year 6 of the Republic on 15 Messidor / a French army / commissioned by Bonaparte, / is down in Alexandria. / The army has taken twenty days, / the Mamelukes at the Pyramids on the run, / Desaix, commanding the first division, / has on undergraduate beyond the cataracts, / where he arrived on 13 of Ventose year 7. / The brigadiers / Davoust, Friant and Belliard, / Donzelot Chief of Staff, / Latournerie comm. of artillery / Eppler, Chief the 21st light / 13 Ventôse 7 of the Republic / March 3, year of Christ 1799. / Engraved by Castex sculptor.
Castex Street is close to the Rue St Antoine and bd Henri IV (75004)

" County has all the sciences in the head and all the arts in hand. " said Monge.
Nicolas Jacques Conte (1755-1805), invented the pencil as we know even today, consisting of a graphite mine and clay inserted in a body made of cedar wood. He was also one of the organizers of National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts . He took part in the expedition to Egypt with the dual capacity as head of brigade balloonists and director of engineering workshops. As such, it has created and is creating all sorts of instruments and tools.
From August 22, 1798, Conte was a member of the first Institute of Egypt, commissioned by the then government to lead the creation of great work that the commission would publish Egypt, Description Egypt.
Street County is in the 3 rd district, very close to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Mentioned several times, the engravings of the Description of Egypt is exciting and always consult a reference. Do not hesitate, just one click! careful surveys that are the source of these illustrations are due mostly to two boys, Prosper Jollois and Edouard Devilliers . These two men, engineers fresh out of the Ecole Polytechnique, arrive in Egypt in 1799. Members of the subcommittee that studied the regime of the Nile and the irrigation system, they are much more passionate for ancient monuments they discover. Soon completed their tasks, they "devour" the monuments. "The temples of Dendera, Esneh, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Luxor and Karnak and Thebes, the ancient Antinoe" erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian, come alive in their pencils.

Enthusiast entry Bonaparte in Cairo, Paris gave in 1799 the name Passage of Cairo, and Cairo Street (75002) tract newly created site of the former convent of the Filles-Dieu sold in batches to the revolution.

Here the facade of the building au, 2 place in Cairo (75002), of style "return from Egypt", unique in Paris tree and surprising! Oh! Beautiful Hathor!

A fountain 'return from Egypt "Is the fountain of Fellah at 42 rue de Sevres (75007), right beside the metro station Lapwing. This fellah, it would Antinous, a young favorite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
A semicircular basin collects water flowing from two amphorae he holds in his hand. At the bottom of the fountain, a grotesque head of a lion. A Napoleonic eagle dominates all under the roof of the fountain.

Designed by Jean-François Bralle (1750-1832) and sculpted by Pierre Nicolas Beauvallet, it dates from 1806 .

Directorate on 19 th borough and at 211 Avenue de la Villette The fountain of lions Nubian . Built Place du Chateau d'Eau (now Republic Square) in 1811, it was renovated and transferred to the slaughterhouses of La Villette, where she served as a watering place for animals, when enlargement of the square in 1867. architecture was made by engineer Pierre Simon Girard (1765-1835), designer Ourcq canal, and the realization by the workshops at Le Creusot.
It has its place today at the Grande Halle de la Villette.

Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) decipher the hieroglyphics on September 27 1822.
At Pere Lachaise Cemetery (75020), it lies beneath an obelisk .
It is very close to his friend the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, who participated in the expedition to Egypt ...
friendly hands still lay stones and beetles ... double click on the picture to zoom , and look carefully on the edge of the base! Then the cursor on the back arrow at the top left of the screen in front of you, and click to go back on the blog!
the Père Lachaise cemetery if eclectic, there are also pyramids !

Between the Louvre and Opera, Underground station Pyramids

Seen in a window on the Rue de la Paix ...

Well no!
"The body of a goddess" of the Middle or new empire (2033-1069 BC), now in the Louvre, a gallery of Egyptian antiquities. Beautiful, is not it?

the center of the Place de la Concorde (75008) the obelisk of Luxor, offered to France in 1831 by the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, arrived and erected in October 1836.
Transportation of this monolith of pink granite, 230 tons and 23 meters tall, was an epic: it took two and a half years to ship , specially created for this event, arriving in France.

Originally, the obelisk and its Twin carved there are over 3000 years were placed on each side of the door of the Temple of Thebes, Luxor in Upper Egypt .

The cartridge Ramses II ...

must pass through the Tuileries Gardens to meet a Sphinx on the intersection of the Quai des Tuileries, Avenue du General Lemonnier . It arrived in Paris in 1855 with the spoils of war taken in Sevastopol by General Pélissier. (source

On your way into the garden, you can cross this another sphinx, seated in front of marble the "Venus Callypige, after the antique" Francis Barois (1656-1726)

can certainly look back towards the Louvre pyramid superb which I do not dwell in deference to his architect, M . Pei who rejects Egyptian inspiration ... It's like you want!

To reach the Place du Chatelet 75001, just not from the bridge ... but along the Seine ... here the fountain of Palm!
Napoleon I shaved the Grand Châtelet in 1802, and there built a fountain by Jean-François Bralle, between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate his victories and give free drinking water to Paris .

Circled ring bearing the names of the campaigns in Egypt and Italy, the column the fountain is decorated with palm leaves that give it its name Palmier fountain.

The four sphinx crouching in foot of the basement, which feeds the lower pool, were designed by Gabriel Davioud (1824-1881), architect and collaborator of Haussmann, and sculpted by Jacquemart in 1858.

The Luxor is a cinema located in the 10 th arrondissement of Paris, built by the architect Henry Zipcy decorated by Amedeo Tiberi and inaugurated in 1921 located at the corner of Boulevard Magenta and the Chapel. Long abandoned (1983), it is now being restored .


Finally, the icing on the cake, then see the program of the Paris Opera! earlier Egyptian ...

Do you know that you can make a trip to Egypt on Blog
" Parisienne truant?

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December 16, 2010 14 - Lawrence Dauré Acrimed of the guest of December 9, 2010

Dauré Lawrence came to present Acrimed, Action media critic.
social movement born in 1995 in the wake of Call for solidarity with the strikers, our association, to perform the functions of a media watchdog has made since its inception in 1996 as an association-junction. It brings together journalists and media staff, researchers and academics, social movement actors and "users" of media. It seeks to share professional knowledge, theoretical knowledge and knowledge activists in the service of an independent critique, radical and uncompromising. It also evokes
signed articles in the Lawrence site Acrimed, whose treatment is especially Malfait and not by the media came from Noam Chomsky June 2010.
link to the article on the advent of Chomsky:

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Polsko má morální právo nepřijímat uprchlíky, neboť nezavinilo špatnou situaci v zemích, odkud pocházejí. Tato slova pronesl nejvlivnější polský politik Jaroslaw Kaczyński během sobotního kongresu vládní strany Právo a spravedlnosti (PiS), jejíž je předsedou. Mimo jiné řekl, že ostatní evropské země Polsku závidějí nadcházející návštěvu amerického prezidenta Donalda Trumpa.
          June Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch   

My Goings On in June: I went to ALA Annual! (Click the link for my recap.) We’re dog-sitting my sister-in-law’s cute pup, so my dogs have been having a ball with their new playmate. My son and I finished up chemistry, so the kids and I are now on very little school mode (my son is actually at Japanese immersion camp until the 1st). Instagram: Most Popular Posts: Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR May Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway June Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway Other Features & Discussions: This or That Bookish Edition Sign-Ups for Series in a Month and COYER Summer Reading Challenges Top Ten Series I Haven’t Started (But Totally Plan To) The Disorganized Blogger’s Guide to Book Conferences (AKA an Example You Should NOT Follow) June 2017 Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up ALA Annual Event Recap (& Giveaway!) My 2017 Reading Progress: I’ve stayed steady at 5 books ahead... Read more »

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Bi Zahara Abdallah pichani kushoto amefadhili kikamilifu mradi wa Kisima cha Maji katika Msikiti waTaawal uliopo Katika Kijiji cha Itoma Kata Katoro Bukoba Vijijini,Mradi huo umegharimu Shingi Shilingi Milioni 14,Maji ya kisima hicho yatasambazwa pia maeneo ya Jirani na Msikiti huo Kijijini hapo,Mradi huo umezinduliwa na Alhaji Sheikh Hashim Hassa Kamugunda (katikati) ambaye ni Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Imamu Shafiim Mkoa Kagera na makamu Mwenyekiti Taifa waislamu madhehebu Shafii (R.A),kulia kabisa ni Ndugu Abdulrazak Dattan mme wa Bi Zahara ,tukio lililofanyika Siku ya Idd Mosi June 26,2017 na kuhudhuriwa na mamia ya waumini.

Mgeni Rasmi Alhaji Sheikh Hashim Hassa Kamugunda ambaye ni Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Imamu Shafii Mkoa Kagera na makamu Mwenyekiti Taifa waislamu madhehebu Shafii (R.A) akikata utepe kuzindua Mradi wa Kisima cha Maji kwenye msikiti wa Taawal uliopo Itoma-Kata Katoro,mradi huo umefadhiliwa na Bi Zahara Abdallah (wapili kutoka kushoto).Maji hayo yanatalajiwa kusambazwa maeneo ya Jirani kijijini hapo.

Bi Zahara Abdallah akiomba dua na kumshukuru Allah mara baada ya kukamilika kwa Uzinduzi wa Kisima cha maji ikiwa ni hatua ya pili ambapo mapema mwezi April aliweza kujitolea na kuwajengea waumini wa Kiislam wa Itoma -Katoro msikiti ikiwa ni baada ya ule wa awali kuathirika vibaya kufuatia tetemeko la ardhi lililotekea,September 10 2016 Mkoani

Sehemu ya Waumini waliohudhuria Uzinduzi wa Kisima hicho sambamba na kushiriki Shughuli maulid ya Balaza la Idd lililofanyika Siku ya Idd Mosi June 26,2017.

Kisomo cha kumsalia Mtume Muhammad (s.a.w)

Neno kutoka kwa Mgeni Rasmi Alhaji Sheikh Hashim Hassa Kamugunda Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Imamu Shafii Mkoa Kagera na makamu Mwenyekiti Taifa waislamu madhehebu Shafii.

Sheikh Faharu Musthapha akimpongeza Mgeni Rasmi mara baada ya kutoa neno

Ustaadh Hassim Bin Juma akikabidhi lisawa kwa Mgeni Rasmi
Meza Kuu yupo Alhaji Sudi Fresh,Sheikh Faharudin na wengineo #balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

Burudani ya Mchezo wa Sarakasi ikiendelea.

Wanafunzi wa Shule ya Katoro Islamic wakitoa burudani ya Mchezo wa Sarakasi

Umati wa watu ukifuatilia burudani zinazoendelea wakati wa Sherehe za Maulid ya Idd.

Sehemu ya wakazi wa Vijiji vya Jirani na katoro wakifatilia kinachojiri katika shughuli hiyo

Vijana wa Kikundi cha Dufu kutoka Itoma-Katoro wakiwajibika.

Wanafunzi wa Shule ya Sekondari ya Katoro Islamic wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Bi Zahara Abdallah.

Bi Zahara katika picha ya pamoja na wanafunzi wa madarasa ikiwa ni mlezi wao.

Muondelezo wa matukio ya picha #bukobawadau #balazaLaIdd-ItomaKatoro

Umati wa wanaweka waliohudhuria tukio hilo wakifatilia kwa makini kinachoendelea #bukobawadau #balazaLaIdd-ItomaKatoro

Mwanafunzi wa Madarasa Fatuma Binti Hamduni akistoa kisa cha Mtume Muhammad(swalla Allahu alayhi wasallam

#bukobawadau #balazaLaIdd-ItomaKatoro

Hajjat akishindwa kujizuia na kuungana na watoa burudani ya Dufu.

Taswira meza Kuu wakati shughuli ya Maulid ikiendelea

Wanafunzi wa madarasa ya Itoma wakishusha burudani ya Dufu kama utakavyoweza kujionea kupitia akaunti yetu ya Youtube @bukobawadau

#balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

Utapata kuona yote yaliyojiri kupia akaunti yetu ya You tube #balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

Burudani ya Dufu

Kinachoendelea ni burudani ya Dufu #balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

Baadhi ya Viongozi wa Dini waliowedha kushiriki shughuli ya Maulid ya Baraza la Idd El Fitri na Uzinduzi wa kisima cha maji.

Kwa dhati kabisa Bi Zahara pichani na mme wake Abdulrazak Dattan wakitoa shukrani zao kwa wananchi wa katoro kwa ushirikiano mkubwa wanaoendelea kuupata, ambapo pia wametumia fursa hiyo kuendeleza kuwa wataendelea kusaidia jamii ya wanakatoro kwa kadri mungu atakavyowajilia.

Neno la Shukrani kutoka kwa Bi Zahara Abdallah likiendelea...

Miongoni mwa vijani wawili waliosilimu wakiombewa Dua kwa Unyenyekevu.

Muendelezo wa matukio ya picha #balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

Bwana Abdulrazak Dattan akitoa zawadi kwa Vijana Mwesiga Geofrey na Mwesiga Alfred walioamua kusilimu na Sasa majina yao ni Rasheed na Ibrahim.

Alikadhalika Bi Zahara akitoa chochote kwa Kijana Mwesiga Geofrey na Mwesiga Alfred waliosilimu.

Hajath Mastura akifurahia na wajukuu wake kile kinachoendelea #balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

Muendelezo wa matukio ya picha #balazaLaIdd-Katoro #bukobawadau

#bukobawadau #balazaLaIdd-ItomaKatoro

Taswira muda mchache kabla ya shughuli kuanza rasmi

Sheikh Musthafa akiongoza Dua ya kuhitimisha shughuli ya maulid ya Baraza la Idd lililofanyika katika Viwanja vya Masjid Taawal uliopo Itoma Kata ya Katoro Bukoba Vijijini.

Ishara ya kuashiria Kukamilika kwa tukio la kihistoria Uzinduzi wa Mradi wa Maji Masjid Taawal Itoma-Katoro June 26,2017 kwa ufadhili mkubwa wa Bi Zahara Abdallah.

Furaha ikitawala mara baada ya maji kuanza kutiririka

Sehemu ya Wanafunzi wa Shule ya Sekondari ya Katoro Islamic

Watoto wakuzaliwa na hajat Mastura Abdallah (103) wakicheck na Camera yetu

Upande wa Menu mambo yalikuwa safi pia

Wadau wakipata huduma ya chakula.

Kutoka maeneo ya Jikoni huduma ya mnuso ikiendelea..

Sheikh wa Mtaa wa Itoma akitoa neno na kuwakaribisha wageni mbalimbali walioweza kuhudhuria

Wanafamilia wakifurahia jambo kwa pamoja

Katika picha ni Bi Zahara na Mama yake mzazi hajat Mastura Abdallah (103)
          Dituding Gagal Pimpin Wakatobi, Ini Jawaban Arhawi   
LKPJ – Bupati Wakatobi, Sulawesi Tenggara (Sultra), Arhawi saat menyerahkan dokumen LKPJ tahun 2016 kepada pimpinan DPRD Wakatobi. (Foto: Duriani/ZONASULTRA.COM)   ZONASULTRA.COM, WANGI-WANGI – Bupati Wakatobi, Sulawesi Tenggara (Sultra), Arhawi mengungkapkan jika dirinya bersama Ilmiati Daud, selaku Wakil Bupati Wakatobi telah genap memasuki satu tahun memimpin Wakatobi. Namun dirinya efektif bekerja belum sampai setahun. Sebab,...
          Front End Service Clerk Time - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
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          Part Time Grocery Night Crew Clerk - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
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          Part Time HMR Clerk - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
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          Deli Service Clerk Part Time - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
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          Part Time BakeryClerk - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
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          Salad Bar Clerk Part Time - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
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          Decksaver Akai MPK261 Keyboard Cover   
Opis: Osłona zaprojektowana i wykonana w UK, specjalnie pod wymiar klawiatury AKAI MPK 261.

          Poland did not invite refugees, has right to say 'no': Kaczynski   
Leader of ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski gestures during a Law and Justice party congress in Przysu
          Conveyancer - JFLAW - Vancouver, BC   
*JF Law* , a dynamic and growing business law firm located in downtown Vancouver, is seeking a junior to intermediate level conveyancer to help its fast-paced
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          Assistant - JFLAW - Vancouver, BC   
JF Law Corporation*. , a dynamic and growing business law firm located in downtown Vancouver, is now having opening for positions for one legal assistant to...
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          How your lawmaker voted   

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 30.
          Students offered relief from high-stakes graduation tests, as Washington lawmakers reach deal   

The compromise would exempt students — temporarily — from passing biology exams to earn a diploma. It also would provide alternative options for high-school students who fail any of the three required tests.
          Fiscal Year Starts In Massachusetts Without A State Budget   
BOSTON (AP) - The new fiscal year begins today and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget. A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate failed to agree on a single compromise budget on Friday as the clock ran down on the 2017 fiscal year... Continue reading…
          Was lawn tennis born in this Birmingham back garden?   
According to sport historians, it is a quiet spot in Birmingham that made a racquet.
          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A trendy downtown Salt Lake City seafood restaurant started business Saturday with glass-smashing and champagne, a symbolic gesture in its emancipation from Utah's so-called "Zion Curtains" alcohol law....
          Love For Your Neighbor In The Literal Sense   
Question: In the article “The Last Generation,” Baal HaSulam writes: “The adoption of the law of altruism is based on the love of one’s neighbor in the literal sense.” What does he mean by “in the literal sense”? Answer: It means that everything I think about, dream about, and do, all that arises in thought […]
          Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 5   
Question: From the perspective of nature, which of our actions are considered correct and beneficial and can lead us to a good life so we don’t receive punishment from nature? Answer: All of nature is a closed, integral system, all parts of which—inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—are bound by the same network. The law of an […]
          Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear   
This story is part two of a two-part investigation. Read part one here . Shortly after Ed Howard's father was diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer and given six months to live, Howard and his sister Kathy Howard-Almagor sat down and talked about what to do. One worry was their dad's funeral arrangements. They decided Kathy would call around to some funeral homes to figure out how much their father's arrangements would cost. "I'd say, about three weeks later over the weekend I got a call from her nearly in tears," Howard recalls. "And she said that she had spent pretty much all day on the phone and on the Internet, simply trying to price funeral services, and she couldn't do it. She actually just couldn't get a straight answer about what products and services were being offered and how much they cost." That's not supposed to happen. A federal regulation called the Funeral Rule is supposed to protect consumers who have lost loved ones. Among other things, it requires funeral
          University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town   
Residents of an upstate New York town who've long associated their illnesses with the air they breathe may finally get some answers about the health effects of living next to a toxic polluter. The town of Tonawanda lies in the shadow of Tonawanda Coke Corp., whose ovens heat coal into material used for the iron and steel industries, and release toxic chemicals into the air. The residents' long fight to definitively link the pollution with their illnesses, and to hold Tonawanda Coke accountable, were profiled in NPR's 2011 investigation "Poisoned Places." The University at Buffalo said Monday that it's planning an $11 million study on the health of the town's residents. After convicting Tonawanda Coke of violating environmental laws, a federal court ordered the company to fund the study as part of a criminal sentence. But the work remains on hold pending the company's appeal of its 2013 conviction and sentence. Shortly after Tonawanda Coke and its environmental manager, Mark L. Kamholz,
          New Accessible Playground Rules May Not Go Far Enough   
Last year, the federal government made accessibility standards at playgrounds mandatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act so that children with disabilities can more easily play alongside typical kids. But whether children with disabilities are able to enjoy their new civil rights to play may depend on where they live, and the design decisions their cities and towns made when they built local playgrounds. For 3-year-old Emmanuel Soto, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, the local playground's design doesn't work. On a recent afternoon, his parents, Teresa and Juan Soto, walk with Emmanuel to a play area near their home in Richmond, Calif. As they arrive, the boy is excited to get there. But the wheelchair he uses gets stuck on the playground's floor. The surface is made of a type of loose wood fill that is in compliance with the new laws. Emmanuel, however, really can't move. So, his father lifts him out of his wheelchair and places him on a slide. It's a scene the
          White House Kills Dollar Coin Program   
The federal government will stop minting unwanted $1 coins, the White House said Tuesday. The move will save an estimated $50 million a year. Earlier this year, we reported on the mountain of $1 coins sitting unused in government vaults. The pile-up — an estimated 1.4 billion coins — was caused by a 2005 law that ordered the minting of coins honoring each U.S. president. We calculated that the unwanted coins had cost taxpayers some $300 million dollars to make. There were so many coins piling up that the Federal Reserve was redesigning a vault in Texas to help hold them all. We got to see a vault in Baltimore. It was the size of a soccer field, filled with bags of dollar coins. You can see the presidents' faces on the coins. Andrew Jackson, John Adams, James Buchanan. The mint is only about half way through the presidents. And the pile of coins has been growing. The mint makes enough of each new coin to meet initial demand. But about 40% of those coins get returned to the Fed, where
          Empowerment Radio with Dr. Friedemann Schaub: What Anxiety and Your Dog have in common   
EpisodeAnxiety may have made you feel overwhelmed, powerless and somewhat flawed. And even if you happen to wake up without anxiety, you are already worried about, when it will raise its ugly head again.   The problem is, that the more you fear your own anxiety the worse it becomes. One of the first and most important steps to overcome and outgrow anxiety is to change our perception of it. Anxiety is created by the subconscious mind. This powerful part of your mind has two primary missi ...
          Empowerment Radio with Dr. Friedemann Schaub: You Do NOT Have to Live with Anxiety!   
EpisodeAnxiety is the new epidemic of the 21st century. As our lives become more demanding and less predictable, more and more people are struggling with their emotions. Studies say that up to 70% of doctor visits are due to stress and anxiety related issues. The problem is that most people view anxiety as a flaw or disorder, which needs to be either ignored or suppressed. However, in reality anxiety is a natural emotion, which similar to physical pain, points towards deeper root causes ...
          Libraries of Business Process Segment Links    
I think I have seen this before, but was reminded of it by some recent work.  Why not have libraries of the graphs of typical business process segments?  Then allow us to paste these together to create complete or partial business process models?  And then edit these to make them come closer to what is really done?   Model with simulation to compare the result versus the ideal?

The below shows how this is done to detect money laundering, using Linkurious, but I am suggesting could also be used to model and refine legitimate process.   That would require a library of graph segments representing specific and known common business processes, and a way to link them together. Perhaps from  business transaction flows?   And create a process model along the way. Anyone done this?

Fighting financial crimes and money laundering with graph data
Posted by Elise Devaux 

Fighting financial crimes is a daily battle worldwide. Organizations have to deploy intelligent systems to prevent and detect wrongdoings, such as anti-money laundering (AML) control frameworks. We’ll see in this blog post how graph technologies can reinforce those systems.

Using graph technologies to fight financial crimes

Media previewIn today’s complex economy, law enforcement and financial organizations fight against a wide range of financial crimes: embezzlement, tax evasion, extortion, corruption, terrorism funding or money laundering, to name a few. While tracking down those activities, governments and financial institutions have to deal with a fast moving financial crime landscape and a growing volume of information of various formats.

Graph technologies like Linkurious can be powerful assets to help fight financial crimes. They provide exhaustive overviews of the different entities and their connections. And they support complex data queries on large data-sets in a near-real time environment.

In this article, we’ll focus on anti-money laundering procedures and explore a specific case with a graph approach. .... " 

          Wimbledon Voice Interaction with Watson   
Had seen several interesting example of the interaction with Watson using voice interfaces.  See my previous post on their work with Samsung-Harman and hospitals.   Here is another example, for the upcoming Wimbleton tournament, called 'Fred'.    Note the use of voice-anthropomorphism using a name.   We are starting to expect ambient voice interaction.

Wimbledon, IBM use Watson AI to help fans get more from matches    By Jeremy Kahn
(Bloomberg) -- The Wimbledon tennis tournament, which starts Monday, will use IBM's artificial intelligence agent Watson to help direct fans to the most exciting matches, automatically generate video highlight reels and guide guests through the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

A voice-activated digital assistant called "Fred," named after British tennis great Fred Perry, will help those attending Wimbledon find their way around. Visitors can ask Fred for directions to the nearest strawberry stand, how to buy a Wimbledon towel or who is playing right now on Centre Court. Fred will also help visitors find other activities -- such as the children's play area -- they might want to check out while at the Club. The assistant is powered by Watson's natural language processing ability. .... " . 
          An Alaskan Speaks about Bear Spray   
Bear spray canisters and holsters
(Udap brand).
A spate of incidents in Alaska (and the Northern Rockies) have some people asking, "Does bear spray work?"

Alaska news-blogger Craig Medred has posted on this repeatedly. The main issue seems to be that minority of black bears (not griz) who turn predator, but grizzlies are always of concern as well.
Twenty-seven-year-old Erin Johnson from Anchorage died June 19 after she and a coworker were attacked by a predatory black bear while doing environmental studies in brushy forest about five miles from the state’s largest underground gold mine. . .
Sean Farley, a bear researcher and wildlife physiologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, emphasized that bear spray has proven hugely effective on charging bears, especially charging grizzlies.

But he noted the physical state of those bears. They charge with eyes wide open, nostrils flaring and often huffing air into their lungs. They are fully exposed to the active ingredient in the spray – oleoresin capsicum, an oily extract from the pepper plant.
Unlike tear gas, which appears to work poorly on bears, capsicum causes more than just irritation to the eyes. Inhaled, it inflames airways making it temporarily harder to breathe and from what is known about research on humans, it might do even more than that.

A charging grizzly is likely to get a big dose of capsicum. That is not necessarily the case for a predatory bear. . . . Farley describes predatory bears as approaching with eyes squinting, mouths shut and  nostrils narrowed. They come in like bears approaching beehives ready to suffer a bit to get the food they want. Their physical preparations would serve to minimize the dose of spray hitting the bear.
The post goes on to talk about risk-assessment: "Statistically, you are orders of magnitude more likely to die in a motor vehicle or boating accident in Alaska than to be attacked by a bear, let alone killed by one." But fear of bears is more primal than fear of motorboats.

And there is speculation on the changing nature of predators world-wide. Read it all.

The big about bears approaching beehives reminded me of when my late brother-in-law was raising hogs on his farm in southeastern Missouri. His was a small operation, maybe a dozen or so at a time, partly for the family and partly for sale.

He told me about one particular hog that would bust through an electric fence. The pig knew that it would get shocked, so it started squealing before it hit the fence, but it still wanted to break through more than it did not want to be shocked. There is no reason why some bear might not take the same attitude toward bear spray.

I still carry it at appropriate times, however. It also works well on overly aggressive dogs. And I see that Medred still carries it too.
          Does Auckland have the infrastructure capacity to host the America's cup? Alex Tarrant reviews two of the Mexican stand-offs involving central government, the Auckland Council, the Airport and Watercare   

By Alex Tarrant

Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win has certainly fired up the Auckland infrastructure debate (as if it needed more fuel). Every interested party is now reviewing their wish list trying to figure out whether their pet project could be completed in four years. Rail, roads, houses and water pipes.

The 2021 event (Auckland will also hold the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that year) might be a Godsend for getting even more Auckland infrastructure work on the move (if we can find the labourers needed – don’t mention foreigners!).

But the multiple Mexican stand-offs between the Government, Auckland Council and other parties like Auckland Airport and Watercare need to be resolved. The key in each dispute is who pays for what, when, why and how.

This (rather long) column focuses on two of those stand-offs. Rail to Auckland Airport from the CBD, and cheaper, faster provision of water services for new housing in Auckland – including boosting incentives for cheaper densification. On Rail, there is a simple answer to get things moving if the project would indeed lead to benefits. On water, revised legislation debated in Parliament last week provides some hope.

Rail to the airport

Politicians were quick to jump on the success of ETNZ earlier this week and the expected economic benefits to Auckland from holding the Cup in 2021. The Green Party used the occasion to question the Transport Minister on whether Auckland would have capacity to host the event.

“Will the government start building rail to the airport sooner, if Auckland hosts the next America’s Cup regatta, or will Aucklanders still have to wait 30 years?” Julie Anne Genter asked Simon Bridges.

Bridges’ answers focussed on the current plan of protecting a sole purpose route that will originally be marked out for a busway to the Airport. This showed the government was prioritising the project, he claimed, being careful to add it was difficult to explain what the timeframe could be for progressing to rail. This would be driven by demand and usage numbers, Bridges said.

So why not just kick-start the project of rail to the airport? If central government were to lead on funding, couldn’t others like the Council be given time to come up with their share? The reason this National-led government isn’t making any firm commitments like this is down to the principle of, whoever benefits should pay.

Steven Joyce, Simon Bridges and other Ministers have in recent months been talking more about the use of value uplift taxes to help fund new projects – rates will be higher in areas that profit from increased transportation links, for example. These could be residential rates paid by homeowners in areas with improved access to the CBD from a new road, which would have boosted the value of their property. They could also be imposed on commercial businesses that benefit from more foot-traffic due to being closer to, say, a new train station.

The government openly admits that a value uplift tax would have been a perfect fit for Auckland’s inner-city rail loop. But, because the loop was announced before Ministers could start spraying the idea around, they feel it would be a bit rude (think a vote-loser) to suddenly turn around and clamp such a tax on business owners close to where the new stations would be, regardless of the economics.

They have to find a project that hasn’t yet started, and which would clearly benefit the areas linked by the project. Penlink has been talked about. I also give you the Airport-City rail link.

However, Bridges and Joyce are engaged in a stand-off with Auckland Airport. ‘If you come to the table, then we will too.’

Auckland Airport would clearly benefit from any rail link with the city. So, Bridges et al are waiting for them to come to the party. If we’re talking light rail – trams – then Dominion Road businesses and residential properties should also benefit in value uplift.

It’s a stand-off though. If the airport argues against paying more because the benefits won’t be that great, then the government can turn around and say, ‘ok well that’s a good argument for not needing to build the new connection’. If the government just starts funding the link itself, then it runs the risk of no-one else coming to the party. They also don't want to be seen starting the project with inclusion of value-uplift taxes that no-one agrees on - that's not the way this government wants to work.

In effect, the sticking point is a matter of principle. It’s a principled Mexican stand-off. Or a prisoners’ dilemma in a low-security prison.

Water pipe dream

The next stand-off is a key component in Auckland’s housing debate. Water pipes. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the National Cabinet would love to take a swipe at the monopolistic, not-for-profit Watercare in Auckland. They’re getting nearer to it.

The Local Government Amendment Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) was introduced last year by former Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. And boy was it popular. The Local Government Select Committee heard nearly 200 submissions on the Bill. They’ve now reported back with amendments. The Bill received a second reading last week.

The stand-off between local and central government on water pipes can best be summed up by a conversation between media and Local Government New Zealand a few weeks back. A lot of New Zealand’s water pipe infrastructure was put in in the 1960s, we were told. Those pipes had an expected lifetime of 60 years, so we’re heading towards an exponential renewals curve over the next 15 years for assets worth over $100 billion.

A couple of the journalists (including this correspondent) were a tad miffed by this. Did local councils know there was only a 60-year life span? “Yeah, they did,” was the reply. ““The renewals curve is not a surprise. But it’s here, now.”

So why haven’t councils planned over those 60 years to put replacement funds aside? The problem, we were told, was that in the 1960s a lot of the pipes were paid for by central government. Now, technically only local government is on the hook. “Under our current funding model, it’s rates and debt [to pay for it]. The issue becomes, is that a sustainable position? Our view is it is not.”

That’s why local government is calling on central government to agree to a co-funding model for the replacement of water pipes nationwide that are coming to the end of their working life (even though this was all known about for 60 years).

I asked Local Government New Zealand chairman Lawrence Yule whether they’d had any indications from central government that this could be done. He said central government had always indicated a willingness to look at it “but only once you’ve made sure what you’re doing currently is being done as efficiently as it can be.”

It’s a stand-off. Local government is refusing to consider how to fund replacement pipes until central government agrees to a co-funding model. Central government won’t agree to a co-funding model until local government gets its own house in order and ensures water services operations are as efficient as possible.

The issue got to a point where central government decided to try and take the initiative. This is where the Local Government Local Government Act Amendment Bill (No 2) comes in. Central government clearly believes things aren’t being done as efficiently as possible.

The Bill will allow various councils to band together to create Transport and Water Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) to provide services across several local authorities. Scale. It will also give greater scope for re-organisation of CCOs. As now-Local Government Minister Anne Tolley put it in Thursday’s second reading, it provides “an opportunity for the sector to show their local strategic leadership, which may require hard decisions about difficult options in order to secure a positive future for their communities.”

Let’s take Watercare. In its submission on the Bill (co-submitted with Auckland Council), it argued that since its first fully operational year in 2011/12, it has reduced the cost of water delivery to Aucklanders compared the rag-tag pricing run previously by individual councils pre-Super City.

That’s true. The $1.30 per thousand litres was below the range of $1.31-$3.50 encompassing Rodney, North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland, Manukau and Franklin. Job well done. Scale worked. But since then, that cost has risen each year to $1.44 per thousand litres in 2016/17. That’s not what central government (or Auckland residents) wanted to see.

A 2015 Cabinet paper introducing the Amendment Bill reveals what some Cabinet Ministers really wanted to do. The Local Government Minister at the time highlighted the potential benefits of requiring Watercare to have to pay a dividend (“distribute surpluses”) to the Council. This could encourage more efficient pricing of water services and allow it better access to finance.

However, due to the prospect of the move not being supported by “the community,” the idea was not included. Indeed, when the Local Government Select Committee reported the Bill back to the House in June, Section 70 was there prohibiting the distribution of surpluses by water services CCOs.

A pity. There is some exciting stuff in there, though. Central government is aiming to be imposing a number of requirements that I’m told are aimed at drastically changing the way Watercare operates.

The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report, Using Land for Housing, helped. Looking at Watercare from a housing supply lens, the Commission raised a number of concerns and recommendations which will partly be tackled by the Bill.

Firstly, Watercare’s Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGCs) do not recover the full costs of growth (new pipes for new housing), the Commission pointed out. Although initially this could produce benefits for new home buyers not paying the full cost for water infrastructure, deficits will need to be recovered from somewhere. Recovery from existing residents will reduce community acceptance of growth, limiting the supply of infrastructure-enabled land, therefore contributing to higher house prices.

Watercare needed to change how it calculates charges to better reflect the underlying economic costs of supply in different locations and for different types of dwelling, the Commission said. This linked in with criticisms of Watercare’s model of charging flat fees.

“To the extent that certain types of development result in lower infrastructure costs than others, a flat charge will result in a cross-subsidy between different types of dwelling. This might result in a situation in which smaller and more affordable dwellings are cross-subsidising larger standalone dwellings.”

The Bill requires Watercare to shift away from the IGC model to a development contribution model. It has until 30 June 2018 at the latest to figure out how to best make the switch.

Meanwhile, the Commission urged Watercare to consider development agreements, which would enable private developers to take responsibility for building trunk infrastructure. It referenced research that developers may be able to provide infrastructure solutions at lower costs than Watercare, particularly due to ‘over specification’ required by Watercare.

“Watercare notes that development agreements have a range of advantages (eg, they provide a mechanism for bringing in private capital into the provision of public infrastructure) and disadvantages (eg, the time required to prepare and finalise the agreements, especially if more than one developer/landowner is involved). The obligation to consider requests from a developer to enter into development agreements and provide the developer with a written response would not compel Watercare and other CCOs to enter agreements where there are good reasons not to. But a requirement to set out in writing why a development agreement may not proceed would provide clarity and transparency about the reasons for the decision.”

The Bill doesn’t appear to go as far as the Commission would have hoped, but it does provide legislation for Watercare to be able to enter into development agreements.

Finally, the Commission appeared horrified that for both Auckland Transport and Watercare, “supply of infrastructure to support growth is not reflected in either organisation’s performance measures.”

“While the primary accountability documents for Watercare and Auckland Transport (the Statements of Intents) are broadly aligned with the Auckland Plan vision, they do not give effect to the specific objective in the Auckland Plan to increase the city’s supply of new dwellings,” it said.

“Auckland Transport and Watercare’s SOIs should be amended to include performance measures relating to the efficient roll-out of new infrastructure to support an increased supply of new dwellings.

“The regulatory and institutional framework around the water sector can be improved. Discipline and transparency around the pricing of water services, and better performance monitoring, would improve the ability of the water sector to support urban growth,” the Commission said.

The Bill includes provision for Council input on CCO statements of intent and for performance monitoring. Each CCO – ie Watercare – must provide its shareholders the opportunity to influence the direction of the organisation, and must provide a basis for the accountability of the directors to their shareholders for the performance of the organisation.

And that performance monitoring? A local authority must undertake regular performance monitoring to evaluate a CCO’s contribution to the achievement of the authority’s objectives for the organisation, the desired results set out in its SOI and the overall aims and outcomes of the local authority.

What’s yet to be seen, however, is whether the changes would have such an effect as to fix the pending funding crisis for water pipe replacement and extension. I would think not. But with this Bill, central and local government will both be able to tap the argument that councils and their organisations have reached, or will soon reach efficiency limits.

And that’s the trigger for central government coming to the funding party.

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          ‘Sanctuary City’ San Francisco Pays Illegal Alien $190k for Reporting Him to ICE   
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During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump stated Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary For Criminals Act present the choice of, “either vote to save and protect American lives, or vote to shield and comfort criminal aliens who threaten innocent lives – and they’ve been shielded too long.” Transcript as Follows:  “My fellow Americans, This week, I was joined at the White House by American families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants. Many of these illegal immigrants had extensive criminal records and had been repeatedly deported. Every single one of these deaths was preventable. These beautiful American lives were stolen because our government refused to do its job.  If the government had simply enforced our immigration laws, these Americans would still be alive today. That is why, since the day I took the oath of office, I have been restoring the enforcement of our immigration laws and the protection and defense of our borders. These courageous Americans joined me at the White House to call on Congress to pass two bills that I campaigned on during the election.  If enacted, these bills will save countless Americans lives.  The first bill, Kate’s Law, is named for Kate Steinle, who was killed
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In the Arab world, cats are considered vermin, dogs only get attention when they’re put into rings to fight each other to the death, and where animal cruelty laws exist at all, they are taken about as seriously as jaywalking rules are here. Then there’s Toronto, where attacking raccoons that are destroying your backyard garden […]
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President Trump recently signed a new executive order as part of his initiative to give priority to U.S. made goods and companies that hire U.S. citizens in government procurement decisions. This… read more →

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          House Speaker Welcomes Resignation Of National Security Adviser Flynn   
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser, but many questions remain, like, what did White House officials know of Flynn's contacts with Russia, and when did they know about them? The most likely place to get some answers in public is on Capitol Hill. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports Democrats and Republicans want a complete investigation. AILSA CHANG, BYLINE: Look; Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he gets it. This isn't a time to get partisan. He urged his GOP colleagues to consider if the shoe were on the other foot. LINDSEY GRAHAM: Now, I can only imagine what Republicans would say if the Obama administration had reached out to Iran or Iraq or any other government to say, just be patient; we're going to change some policies of the Bush administration. We would all be pretty upset. CHANG: And Graham says there are now two central questions lawmakers need answered about Flynn's conversations with the
          Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare — So What's Next?   
At about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Republicans moved one step closer to repealing a law they have railed against since the moment it was passed nearly seven years ago. By a final vote of 51-48, the Senate approved a budget resolution that sets the stage for broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation. The resolution now goes to the House, where leaders are hoping to approve it by the end of the week. The powerful tool sets up a fast track for repealing large parts of Barack Obama's major domestic achievement; the best guess is that the Senate is still several weeks away from largely repealing Obamacare. But as the process continues, large questions still loom over how — and when – Republicans will replace the health care law. An expedited repeal, starting with a vote-a-rama The vote took place during a session known as a "vote-a-rama." These all-night vote-fests happen surrounding budget resolutions, which allow senators to
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          Indian Woman victim of molestation by Uber driver sues company, for violating her medical privacy   
And Uber’s woes continue. The company has now been sued by one Jane Doe, who has filed a lawsuit against Uber and three of its top executives for privacy violation. The case has its roots in India when in a highly deplorable incident, Miss Doe was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi. Doe is […]
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          State laws expand concealed guns to public facilities   
Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states....
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          Candis Cayne and Lawrence Zarian Slated as Hosts of Lambda Legal’s 2016 West Coast Liberty Awards   

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          [uhindsv46]:Practice Golf Under Pressure by Placing - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
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          [uhindsv46]:The Game is Played on a Golf Course - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
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          Ecclesia College - Legislators OK request from state bureau to hire counsel to handle requests from U.S. investigators   

Legislators OK request from state bureau to hire counsel to handle requests from U.S. investigators:

"“Unpublished memoranda, working papers, and correspondence” of lawmakers are exempt under the state Freedom of Information Act, according to the law.

The request comes after federal indictments of two former lawmakers — Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, and Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale.

Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III of Springdale is accused of paying kickbacks to Woods while Woods was a legislator. Woods, in turn, paid then-Rep. Micah Neal in some cases, according to the indictment. Neal pleaded guilty to public corruption charges Jan. 4.

Paris passed the kickback payments through Randell Shelton Jr., a consultant from Alma, a business partner Paris hired on behalf of the college, according to the indictment. The college is not named in the indictment, but it says Paris is the president of a nonprofit operating a college in Springdale.

Attorneys for Woods, Paris and Shelton have entered not-guilty pleas on behalf of their clients."

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          Misleading Theories Lead People Astray - Gardening and Theology   
 Pirate Bugs are tiny enemies of aphids.

Dr. Lito Cruz blogged about scientists and their theories. That reminded me about the agricultural experts discovering aspects of Creation that eluded them for the last century.

Synthetic fertilizer will make plants grow better, especially when the correct NPK ratio is observed for the crops, which vary in their needs.Nitrogen can make a plant grow without producing fruit. Most of us have put lawn fertilizer on grass and noticed how it became greener and denser. Conclusion - man-made fertilizer is good, even though the pioneering scientist - Liebig - saw that the original outcomes were misleading and the theory wrong. Never-mind, he launched an international industry.

Justus Liebig is Mr. N-P-K.

Only recently, soil scientists have taken note of the essential work of soil fungus, whose strands are thinner than a human hair and invisible to the naked eye. Moreover, fungal contributions cannot be easily observed in a lab.

Likewise, organic growers re-discovered the value of manure, mulch, and compost. They had good results, but gave more credit to the larger creatures of the soil -  like earthworms - than to the fungus they could not see. One earthworm per shovel of soil was considered a key  measure of fertility.

Now the scientists realize soil fungus has many powerful effects:
Breaking down the most complex plant compounds, like wood and bark;
Distributing useful chemicals and water to plants;
Fighting plant disease.

The log rotting on top of the soil is feeding many plants, attracting soil creatures, perhaps sheltering a toad, and providing bugs for bird food.

Others have argued that cover crops are essential for renewing the soil, because 75% of the organic matter in soil comes from roots.

Since these results can be measured scientifically, it is easy to compare the Liebig theory with Creation. Whether one starts from

  1. The complex relationship of fungus and soil microbes, or
  2. Replacing toxins with beneficial insects, or 
  3. The regeneration of soil through cover crops, or 
  4. Abandoning the plow - 

Creation explains why those new approaches work so well, whether among Christian believers or not, for the sun shines equally on the just and the unjust.

Dr. Cruz' article reminds me of a professor who knocked us off our assumptions that something was true because everyone said it was. He would offer something from Judaism and then point out the exceptions. He let us plant our flags on everyone's established truth, then blew up the assumption. His final observation was: "Every Harvard graduate gives the same test - short answer, matching, and an essay question." And I thought, "That's my Old Testament professor from Augustana."

 Where do we find cell groups
instead of the Means of Grace? - Pietism.
Where do we find Justification by Faith
instead of UOJ? - Pietism

In Theology
What intrigued me about the WELS clergy in Columbus, Ohio was their smug ignorance and their utter hatred for Lutheran doctrine. Something had to explain how the entire cluster of congregations was running on hypocrisy, so utterly superior to everyone but doing exactly what ELCA, the LCMS, and the Pente-Babtists were doing. Albeit a day late and a dollar short.

The answer was - their complete disregard and contempt for the efficacy of the Word in the Means of Grace. At this point they have already caught up with the early ELCA's commitment to all things radical. The LCMS and WELS are tearing apart their own sects while celebrating the Reformation's 500th by saying, "Here We Stand in our CPH Stockings - Sign Up for a Charitable Annuity Trust from Thrivent."

 Buy yours and a doggie t-shirt at CPH.

          Now in Effect: Iowa Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients   
DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2017) – Today, a new Iowa law goes into effect that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. The Senate Commerce Committee sponsored Senate Bill 404 (SF404). The new law will enable terminally…
          Tree Work   
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          Opposition to pipeline plans grows in county; forum held in Uwchlan   

UWCHLAN >> The outcry against pipeline construction in Chester County is getting louder - and expanding.

The newly-formed Uwchlan Safety Coalition, and the Delaware County-based Middletown Coalition for Community Safety, which formed in August of 2016, joined forces this week for an informational meeting Wednesday night at Marsh Creek Church.

          A Two Hour Journal Of Bethesda's MMORPG   

The MMORPG genre and The Elder Scrolls series are known for being engrossing time sinks. Players pour hours into these worlds and still feel like they hardly scratched the surface. Bethesda is combining both game types with The Elder Scrolls Online, potentially creating an even bigger threat to fantasy fans’ calendars (and wallets). I played two hours of Zenimax Online Studio's ambitious title at a Gamescom 2013 preview event in Cologne, Germany. The time I spent exploring Bleakrock Village and clearing bandits from a mine flew by, so I kept a detailed journal to archive my experience.

9:00 a.m.

Bethesda representatives sit us down at our computer stations, explain the basics of character customization and skill distribution, then set us loose.

9:09 a.m.

I begin by selecting a male Dark Elf and am dropped into Bleakrock Village, an island off the coast of Skyrim. I’m a Templar, which is a precursor to the Dawnguard featured in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s post-launch DLC. A Bethesda employee helps me with the skill point distribution system. I drop a point into my combat skills, acquiring Puncturing Strikes, which allows me to attack several enemies in front of me at once. Attacks like these can be leveled up, independent of your character level, allowing players more progression without the regular old grind. I start off with a quest to commander Rana.

9:18 a.m.

I encounter a woman preaching at a statue about Rana. She claims Rana is risking people’s lives. I continue to explore the snowy Nord village and talk to a Denskar Earth-Turner, a dairy farmer that tells me he moved to this village to start a new life.

9:22 a.m.

I find commander Rana, who needs my help warning the townsfolk. She believes an invasion ship is on the way. She tells me I need to find important Bleakrock citizens at a dragon shrine, a haunted hollow, and an abandoned mine. I decide to start off by killing the bandits inhabiting the mine and send Rana’s compatriot Seyne back to town.

I find a journal in your quarters which reveals Rana’s partner Seyne is also a Dark Elf, and that the commander has been exiled to command a garrison or Nords on Bleakrock. The journal mentions a mysterious body that showed up on the beach, which was curiously dry. A Bethesda employee watches me curiously as I type and read this journal entry simultaneously. I believe they think I’m feverishly copying down the content of the in-game journal.

9:30 a.m.

I test out the first-person swordplay on some unsuspecting deer wandering through the woods. I feel like a monster. The action feels familiar to Skyrim, which helps me settle into the experience more quickly. I find sergeant Seyne outside the mine. She killed one of the bandits and asks me to wear its clothes and sneak into the mine and see what they’re doing down there.

9:35 a.m.

I attempt to sneak into the bandit encampment and blow it. I’m discovered pretty quickly and begin battling. The first guard I kill drops a letter. These bandits have been charged to wrangle up villagers and sell them for supplies. I accept a secondary quest to burn the bandits’ supplies, but the quest marker is far off. I attempt stealth again, but a patrolling sentry spots me. I get ambushed, die, revive on my corpse, and try again. I kill the first sentry I see, take its uniform, and try to be more careful. I’m almost discovered again when the sentry immediately respawns on my location.

9:42 a.m.

I make it to the mine, but the person on the other side of the massive door won’t let me in. I explore the surrounding area for clues. I fight some more bandits, settling into a steady attack, block, attack rhythm familiar to Elder Scroll’s basic combat. I find a contract in a nearby house that reveals the bandits took over the town in order to retrieve magical artifacts from the mine, Hozzin’s Folly. The note warns of traps in the mine, as it used to host old Nord rituals.

9:50 a.m.

I find more clues, including a relic and an old journal. The relic is shattered and has lost its magical potency. The journal reveals that the Nords were performing rituals in the mines to appease their god, but otherwordly creatures called scamps are causing trouble. I knock on the door to the mine, tell the guard I’m there to help take care of the trouble, and I’m let in. The fool immediately flees upon recognizing me as a stranger and is immolated by an old booby trap.

10:00 a.m.

I batter enough bandits to level up. I spend the skill point on the Puncture ability, which allows me to damage my enemies’ armor for a short duration. I blow my cover again and am swarmed by disgruntled miners toiling away. Puncture changes up the way I play quite a bit. I now open up combat by using the armor-weakening move on my foes, then peppering them with regular sword swipes for increased damage.

10:10 a.m.

I find my way into the tomb, and I’m prompted to avoid a series of fire traps. The scamps blast me with fire spells as I slowly work my way into the tomb. A swirling, glowing mass of purple and yellow light is in the middle of an improvised ritual chamber. This is a portal to the hellish world of Oblivion, and I have the option to enter. Stepping within I’m prompted to destroy the Unspeakable Sigil. I stare down the mouth of a twisted, red cavern with intimidating red banners hanging from above.

10:16 a.m.

I fight several more scamps. The little fiery goblins like to cast area-of-effect fire spells, but the casting time and telltale ruins give me a moment to step out of the way. I kill the remaining scamps and approach a floating sphere basking in bright light. I click the Unspeakable Sigil and my character is knocked back, sent through a portal, and suddenly outside the mine. A message informs me that I’ve destroyed the strange item. Seargeant Seyne meets me outside. I tell her what happens and she tells me a group called the Covenant is behind it all. She rewards me with a new sword and suggests we head back to speak with Captain Rana.

10:22 a.m.

I return to Bleakrock via a toll-based shrine teleportation system. This luxury cuts my travel time in half, which allows me to warn Rana more quickly to evacuate citizens. Seyne is already there, fervently reading a book near her commander. Rana asks me to start rounding up people to get out safely. Being the upstanding denizen of Tamriel I am, I set out to find the 15 people I need to help evacuate.

10:30 a.m.

I run into a wounded warrior named Hoknir. A beast named Deathclaw has eaten off his foot (though his character model still clearly has the appendage). He wants me to end the beast in his stead. Hoknir lost a slew of gear as he limped away from Deathclaw’s base. He suggests I follow the trail of equipment like breadcrumbs to the fiend’s lair.

10:35 a.m.

I find Hoknir’s arrows and sword on the wait to Deathclaw’s lair. I take out a couple of wolves chewing on a deer carcass. I loot the dead doe’s carcass and use the meat to lure Deathclaw outside. An unremarkable battle ensues that I easily win. I begin questioning Hoknir’s claim to be a lifelong hunter of dangerous beasts. Nevertheless, I take Deathclaw’s talon and head back. Hoknir miraculously rises to his feet and asks me how my hunt went. I exchange the memento for Hoknir’s axe, he limps a few steps towards the road, the dissolves into nothing. My quest tracker indicates I’ve rescued one of the missing townsfolk of Bleakstone. I decide to head back to Bleakstone to see if we can advance the quest without rescuing any more schleps like Hoknir.

10:42 a.m.

Rana gives me a chance to change my mind about abandoning the missing people. I’m still rewarded for rescuing the people that I did. I gladly equip the new pair of pants. The Covenant has arrived, and Rana charges me with cutting a swath through them and lighting a warning beacon to warn the mainland about them. In the meantime, Rana goes to rally the villagers. 

10:49 a.m.

I fight a handful of Covenant troops on my way to the tower. One enemy rogue uses an ability to leap over my head and land behind me, forcing me to turn quickly and block his follow up attack. I encounter an archer with a red, glowing charge shot which can perceptive players can sidestep. I like the simple cues the game displays to telegraph enemy attacks. I climb the tower, light the warning beacon, and am prompted to go talk to Tillrani Snow-Bourne.

10:56 a.m.

A trail of dead villagers leads all the way back to Bleakstone Village. Snow-Bourne is mortally wounded. Between bloody coughs she mentions that the townsfolk must be saved from the spreading fire. She points me towards a well and water buckets, so I get to work. I click on the buckets near the well and make for the closest flaming building. An incendiary mage is blocking barring my route, but the blade Seyne gave me makes short work of him. I use the water bucket on the flaming door and enter. Within I find the dairy farmer cowering in building and lead him out. I set out to put out more fires when I’m informed my two hours is up.


Time in Tamriel flies by whether you’re playing a single-player Elder Scrolls game or checking out Bethesda’s new MMO. I haven’t played World of Warcraft for years, and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn’t hold my attention, but I’m excited to play more of The Elder Scrolls Online. The interesting questlines and familiar combat have kept me engaged so far, and doing it all with friends should make the experience even more exciting. The Elder Scrolls Online hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early next year.

Check out more impressions from a previous The Elder Scrolls Online preview

          SOCIAL WORKER CLINICAL - Case Management - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Assists patient and families with personal and environmental problems which predispose illness or which interfere with their obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Provides peer supervision for other staff, education for social work interns and/or assists with program planning and organization of services. Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in unit specific competency assessment tools. Demonstrates age specific care as established for a Clinical Social Worker in assigned area.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: An ability to speak another language is desirable. Must be able to display good working relationships with patients, families, medical and nursing personnel, and all others employed at the hospital. Working knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies and appeal procedures as relative to the Federal, State and other reimbursement programs.

Required Certification/Registration: Licensed by the State of California Behavioral Science Examiners Board as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred. BLS for Health Care Provider required.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited university or college (MSW).


Preferred Skills: Experience in the hospital setting.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Behavioral / Social Services

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO

Organization : 4077 FIFTH AVENUE

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          Comment on Marshawn Lynch vs. Eight in the Box in the Super Bowl by Demosthenes9   
Appreciate all the work you did, but have to disagree to some extent. Biggest flaw that I see in your argument is that you are basically presuming that all "8 in the box" alignments are all the same. There's a big difference between a 4/3 over Cover 1 alignment and a Goal Line D with 7 down linemen and an MLB. Lynch had 5 attempts this year from the 1 yard line. He scored on 1, was stopped for no gain on 2 and was dropped for a loss on the remaining 2 plays.
          Destiny 2s Clan System   
Destiny 2 is clawing at the doors of the uninitiated, and will be arriving September 6th for the PS4 and Xbox One October 24th for the PC. The game is undergoing some changes, one of which centralizes around its clan system.
          Christie and top Democrat at impasse as gov't shutdown looms in NJ   
New Jersey lawmakers will try again to pass a nearly $35 billion budget on Friday, hours before a midnight deadline to avert a state government shutdown.
          Cuba passes law to prevent Fidel Castro personality cult   

Cuba's parliament has passed a law that no streets or parks will be named after late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in accordance with his final wish to prevent a personality cult.

          California Drought: Strengthening El Niño Could Mean Wet Winter   

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The chances that California will begin clawing its way out of the drought with a wet winter got a bump Thursday with a federal report showing an El Niño weather pattern continuing to strengthen in the Pacific.

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center reported that telltale signs of El Niño -- which include warming sea surface temperatures and emerging equatorial winds -- bore close resemblance to conditions preceding some of the strongest El Niños in recent history.

El Niños carry no assurances for forecasters, but big ones have correlated with increased rainfall across much of California, such as in the winters of 1982-83 and 1997-98, which were among the state's wettest years.

More: California Drought: Strengthening El Niño Could Mean Wet Winter - SFGate

          Britney ordered to undergo random drug tests   
A Los Angeles County Court commissioner laid down the law to singer Britney Spears on Tuesday, saying there was evidence that the pop star was "a habitual, frequent and continuous" user of drugs and alcohol and ordered mandatory, random twice-weekly drug tests.

The commissioner, ruling in a dispute between Spears and her former husband, Kevin Federline, over custody of their two children, also ruled that she must meet with a parenting coach.

Federline wanted to reconsider the pair's child custody agreement amid several high-profile incidents of erratic behavior by Spears.
Despite taking Spears to task, Commissioner Scott M. Gordon did not change the custody agreement, which gives each parent shared custody of the children.

The court proceeding comes about a year after Spears, 25, filed for divorce from Federline, 29, after two years of marriage.
The pair, who cited irreconcilable differences, have shared custody of the two boys since February.
          Surfers Are -------s - Surfer Magazine   

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Many surfers treat the lineup like a lawless territory. Photo: Noyle

Before acquiring his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University, lifelong surfer Aaron James found inspiration for his New York Times bestselling book, -------s: A Theory, not from his Ivy League colleagues, but from the many insufferable surfers he's encountered in lineups around the world. We all know the type: the aggro local bent on ruining your session, the bratty grom who scoffs at etiquette, the standup paddleboarder who literally takes every wave. But James goes beyond identification. He explains why these -------s are the way they are. We asked James to employ his --------management theory and discuss how to deal with these people both in and out of the water.

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          Police: Doc hunted ex-colleague before shooting rampage   

Police help people cross the street outside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York after a gunman opened fire there on Friday, June 30, 2017. The gunman, identified as Dr. Henry Bello who used to work at the hospital, returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat, law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Mary […]

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          Police: Doc hunted ex-colleague before shooting rampage   

Police help people cross the street outside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York after a gunman opened fire there on Friday, June 30, 2017. The gunman, identified as Dr. Henry Bello who used to work at the hospital, returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat, law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Mary […]

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          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   

Joel LaSalle, Current Fish and Oyster owner, sits in front of a partition known as a “Zion Curtain” that prevents customers from seeing their alcoholic drinks being mixed and poured, before it’s taken down at his restaurant Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. A new Utah law is making wine, liquor and higher-alcohol […]

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          Illinois House leader: No vote on budget this weekend   

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers returned to work Saturday after missing a key deadline to prevent the state from starting an unprecedented third consecutive fiscal year without a budget, but the House leader said a vote wouldn’t be taken over the weekend, a declaration that prompted a return of the acrimony and name-calling that […]

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          Illinois House leader: No vote on budget this weekend   

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers returned to work Saturday after missing a key deadline to prevent the state from starting an unprecedented third consecutive fiscal year without a budget, but the House leader said a vote wouldn’t be taken over the weekend, meaning the state is entering dangerous territory. A $36.5 billion plan to […]

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          5 of 6 wounded in New York hospital now in stable condition   

Police help people cross the street outside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York after a gunman opened fire there on Friday, June 30, 2017. The gunman, identified as Dr. Henry Bello who used to work at the hospital, returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat, law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Mary […]

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          Corporate Tax Manager - Glasgow or Edinburgh - EY - Scotland   
Significant experience in Corporate Tax from a large accountancy or law firm. Corporate Tax Manager – Business Tax Services, Glasgow or Edinburgh....
From EY - Wed, 10 May 2017 00:09:30 GMT - View all Scotland jobs
          Solicitor / Consultant Fee-Sharing - Lex Conscientia (UK) Limited - Home Based   
Book-keeping and accountancy services; FEE-SHARING CONSULTANTS (NATIONWIDE, IN ALL AREAS OF LAW)....
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          Pakistani journalist arrested under cyber crime law   
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan authorities have arrested a journalist under a new electronic crime law aimed at combating terrorism and preventing blasphemy but which critics say is used to suppress political dissent.

          Sri Lanka's top court dismisses case against Chinese industrial zone deal   
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a case against letting a Chinese company lease land in southern Sri Lanka, a lawyer said, potentially ending a six-month delay in finalising the deal, part of China's plans for a modern-day "Silk Road" across Asia.

          Single-payer healthcare advocates protest at Capitol with a message for California's Assembly speaker: 'Shame on you!' - Los Angeles Times   

Los Angeles Times

Single-payer healthcare advocates protest at Capitol with a message for California's Assembly speaker: 'Shame on you!'
Los Angeles Times
Backers of a measure to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday to renounce Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), who shelved the bill last week. Several hundred demonstrators, many ...
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          Yes, California can (stick it to Trump on healthcare) - Los Angeles Times   

Los Angeles Times

Yes, California can (stick it to Trump on healthcare)
Los Angeles Times
Just when Senate Republicans are releasing the details of their Obamacare repeal bill — which would cut billions in Medicaid spending and likely leave millions of Americans with no health insuranceCalifornia lawmakers are mulling a plan to ...

          Part Time Grocery Night Crew Clerk - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
Night Crew & Receiving. Part Time Grocery Night Crew Clerk. Each night, our night crew staff receive product deliveries from our distribution centres....
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          Grocery Clerk-Nightshift - Loblaw Companies Limited - Woodstock, NB   
Night Crew & Receiving. Each night, our night crew staff receive product deliveries from our distribution centres....
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          California law protects people from surprise out-of-network bills ... - Sacramento Bee   

Sacramento Bee

California law protects people from surprise out-of-network bills ...
Sacramento Bee
A new California law protects consumers from receiving bills charging out-of-insurance network rates if they visit an in-network facility.

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          After Defying Trump On Climate Change & Immigration, California Clears Way For Universal Healthcare - Forbes   


          Uber’s new autonomous trucks get total upgrade amid Waymo lawsuit   
Uber has a new fleet of autonomous trucks, deploying a new version of self-driving hardware and sensors that won’t be impacted by the ongoing legal battle with Alphabet’s Waymo. Though the company may be best-known for its passenger ridesharing service – or, more recently, most infamously for its controversial former CEO – Uber has also been working on modernizing haulage, … Continue reading
          OnePlus 5 jelly scrolling is natural, not a defect, says OnePlus   
No smartphone is ever perfect, at least not for everyone and in equal measures. For some, OnePlus’s phones are near perfect, but only if you resign yourself to accept some flaws here and there. Almost every OnePlus phone seems to have a screen problem, from bleeding to touch sensitivity. It seems that the OnePlus 5 is no exception and might, … Continue reading
          Saya Ke Pantai Timur Dengan Mesej Kesederhanaan Kata Kit Siang   

Lim Kit Siang baru sahaja balik dari melawat 12 bandar di Pantai Timur semasa Aidilfitri dengan misi untuk memerangi ekstremisme Sekira hadapi masaalah dengan peranti adroid sila gunakan firefox chrome ie
          Will Dap Accept Keeping Islamic Laws If Pakatan Wins Kelantan   

Although DAP would not have its own member as prime minister the directions followed by the nation s top leader would be made by DAP if PH wins the election PAS vice president Idris Ahmad has asked DAP if it would agree to the continued imp...
          Di Acara Kumpul Saudagar Jk Bilang Menteri Ngomongnya Normatif   

Ribuan perantau dari berbagai kota di Indonesia asal Sulawesi Selatan menghadiri Pertemuan Saudagar Bugis Makassar XVII tahun 2017 di Hotel Four Point by Sheraton Makassar Kegiatan bertema Sukses di Rantau Bangun Kampung Halaman ini dibuka ...
          How Israeli/Saudi ‘Alliance’ Plays Trump   
As novices to the world of Mideast intrigue, President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner are being led by Israel and Saudi Arabia into a dangerous confrontation with Iran, explains former British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke The Israeli web…Read more →
          Jk Sebut Yang Beri Pekerjaan Bukan Pemerintah Tetapi Pengusaha   

JK sebut yang beri pekerjaan itu pengusaha bukan pemerintah Wapres Jusuf Kalla mengatakan tidak semua orang Sulawesi Selatan yang merantau sukses Bahkan JK menyebut hanya 25 persen saja yang sukses
          LawBreakers Beta Is Now Live On Steam   

Sometimes, video games just want to be played, and those who make the games want players to play them, no matter what state they’re in. That’s why recent trends like Steam Early Access and open betas are so popular amongst game developers. This gives them the chance to show off their titles, while also learning […]

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          Sarawak To Send Legal Team To London Over Malaysia Agreement 1963   

Sarawak will send a team of lawyers to London to search for and study any references related to the state s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg revealed this at an Aidilfitri gathering organised by Par...
          Coons Commends USACE for Supporting Wilmington and Delaware Projects   
U.S. Senator Chris Coons yesterday delivered remarks at the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee hearing on President Trump’s funding request and the budget justification for the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. Following his opening remarks, Senator Coons questioned Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. […]
          Jeff Sessions Vows To Aggressively Enforce Hate Crime Law For Transgender Murders   
"No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are."
          Grindr Asks Judge To Toss Lawsuit By Man Who Claims He’s Been Accosted By 1,000 Men At Work And Home   
The plaintiff says his ex created dozens of fake profiles including personal details and photos.
          Grocery Clerk - Fareway, Stores, Inc. - Moline, IL   
To be in compliance with state and federal child labor laws, employees under 18 years of age may have restricted job duties, responsibilities and hours of work....
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          Comment on Trump’s Impulsive Insults Show Unfitness for Presidency by jerry   
trump is proving he is an old fart by shouting at the tee vee with his little twitter. He has hollered at the Secret Service too, "Hey you kids, get off the lawn"
          Puppy Stolen From Boy’s Arms Returned to Family After Rescuers’ Detective Work   
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A puppy stolen from a Michigan boy’s arms in his own front yard last week has been reunited with her family, thanks to some rescuers’ detective work. Tiffany Townsend told WXMI the dognapping happened as her children played in their front lawn on Grand Rapids’ southeast side, with their puppy, Nyla, a Pekingese poodle mix. Nyla is also an emotional support animal for her son. She says a woman pulled up to their home and grabbed the puppy out […]
          Trial Date Set in Marion County Wrongful Death Lawsuit   
MARION COUNTY, Iowa  —  A trial date has been set in a wrongful death lawsuit, in which a Marion County father accuses his son of killing his own mother. Bill Carter says his youngest son Jason Carter shot and killed his wife, 68-year-old Shirley Carter. Shirley was found dead from a gunshot wound at her home in Lacona two years ago. Bill says he wouldn’t have filed the lawsuit if he didn’t know who pulled the trigger, and while he loves his […]
          ‘Monumental’ Fundraising Efforts to Start at Yankee Doodle Pops Concert   
DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa Capitol Planning Commission is hoping Yankee Doodle Pops attendees are feeling generous. Monday’s annual concert will serve as the kickoff to a fundraising campaign to repair and restore monuments on the Capitol complex. Last year, the Iowa legislature established a $100,000 matching grant. For every two dollars raised in private donations, lawmakers have appropriated one dollar to help care for the monuments. The 44 sculptures, fountains, and memorial tablets on the grounds of the Capitol honor people and […]
          NYC Hospital Shooter Was Looking for Ex-Colleague, Sources Say   
NEW YORK  —  The gunman who killed a doctor and injured six other people at a New York hospital was looking for a physician he blamed for his resignation from the facility, but that person wasn’t there, law enforcement sources said on condition of anonymity Saturday. And the slain doctor, Tracy Sin Yee Tam, 32, was on Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center’s 17th floor Friday afternoon only because she was covering for a colleague who needed time off, a hospital official said. […]
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Chinese mother wins legal fight to stay in UK   
JAMES MULHOLLAND The government decision was upheld by a specialist immigration court. Both lawyers acting for Ms Zheng and the government later accepted that the court had made the wrong decision with the evidence at its disposal. She then went to...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Take lead on abortion rights   
A FEW weeks ago in Edinburgh’s Lothian Road a varied group of people celebrated the 50th anniversary of some limited progress for women’s rights – the 1967 Abortion Act, a Westminster law that partially decriminalises women who choose how to control...
          01/07/2017: PUZZLES: Law firm targets £4.5m in client wins this year   
MARGARET TAYLOR SPECIALIST personal injury firm Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland is on course to recover £4.5 million in client damages in the current financial year, bringing the total recovered in its fouryear history to £12m. The firm, whose...
          CBS News: Millionaire Clinton spotlights middle-class roots (LOL Alert)   
Hillary Clinton is a former First Lady, a former senator, and a former secretary of state. She is the Democratic nominee for president. But on Thursday, Clinton also gave herself another title: "a mom who works." "I loved what I did," Clinton wrote about her job as a lawyer in an op-ed. "And it was important to me to contribute to my family's finances, especially now that we were having a baby." Clinton recounted learning that the law firm where she worked before her daughter Chelsea was born didn't have a maternity leave policy. Clinton "decided to take matters into...
          Smear – Lie – Assault Hillary – worthless ‘middle class’ savior for America    
No matter how awkward the debates may seem, never forget the truth for America’s sake Contrived and coached Hillary’s game on the first debate was to appear collected and together, with apparently, way too much bright red lipstick, while throwing ‘racist’ bombs regarding old lawsuits against Trump. The old lawsuit she brought up was deceitfully used to paint him a racist. Never mind the lawsuit had gathered up many companies and Trump in his innocence ended up paying zero. Hillary also tried to paint Trump as an unethical, non payer of business contacts, with one disgruntled former merchant sitting in...
          Should the Mainstream Middle Class Be Rescued or Made to Sink?   
This has been on my mind and chest for a long time and basically I want to get your views on this topic. Everyone says we need to save/rescue the mainstream middle class from oblivion and basically do what we can to bring jobs. To be honest, I'm all for letting the mainstream middle class sink or swim. I don't like how the mainstream whine about people on welfare being dependent on the government, but want the government to create laws and policies to protect their interests. They want student loans forgiven, but keep taking out massive loans for prestigious...
          Norton Rose and Chadbourne merge after month-long delay   

Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke have officially combined after a number of delays pushed back the merger that sources say was supposed to go live on 1 May.



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          The Lawyer scoops Business Media Brand of the Year at the PPA Awards   

The Lawyer has won the Business Media Brand of the Year award at the PPA Awards last night (29 June).


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          Bär & Karrer advises Azimut on acquisition of SDB shares   

AZ Swiss & Partners SA (Swiss subsidiary of the Azimut Group) recently signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of SDB Financial Solutions, a Swiss independent asset management company and fund distributor authorised by FINMA. With this second acquisition and given its organic growth strategy, Bär & Karrer acts as legal adviser to […]

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          Bär & Karrer advises CliniSciences on Biotrend acquisition   

On 13 June CliniHolding (CliniSciences) acquired the entire stake in BIOTREND Chemicals  from its founders. BIOTREND is a leading distributor of high-quality reagents and biochemicals for the life sciences research community in Switzerland, Germany and USA. Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal advisor to CliniSciences in this transaction. The team included Eric Stupp and […]

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          My Pride Story: Some people still think because I’m gay I’m a ‘soft litigator’   

Sascha Kuhn is international head of data privacy and a litigation partner at Simmons & Simmons in Germany.

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          The Lawyer Awards 2017: in pictures   

Some of the best photographs from a fantastic night where Mishcon de Reya were crowned Law Firm of the Year 2017.

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          Supreme Court reports £12.5m of spending in Article 50 challenge year   

The Article 50 case was "truly exceptional" and helped to "underline the Court's place in the constitution", Lord Neuberger has said his final forward to the court's annual report released today.


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          Kennedys strengthens Manchester with nine-partner merger   

Kennedys has increased its commercial litigation department after it announced a merger with Manchester firm Berg.

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          Quinn Emanuel to act on group claim over Banco Popular £1 sale   

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has been chosen to represent a number of Banco Popular bondholders who lost shares when the struggling bank was sold to Santander for just £1 last month.


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          A&O and HSF lead as competition concerns stall Sky takeover bid   

Sky’s £11.7bn takeover by 21st Century Fox has been stalled, with Allen & Overy (A&O) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) set to advise on the impending Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) review.


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          Linklaters PEP hits £1.5m for the first time as turnover rises by 10 per cent   

Linklaters is the first magic circle firm to announce its financial results for 2016/17, posting a 7.8 per cent hike in profit per equity partner (PEP) that allowed it to surpass the £1.5m mark for the first time.

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          Baloise acquires Movu   

Baloise has acquired Movu, Switzerland’s biggest digital platform for home-moving services. Walder Wyss acted as adviser to the selling founders and financial investors in all legal aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partners, Corporate/M&A) and further included Fabienne Anner, Samuel Lieberherr and Christian Lütolf (Associates/M&A),  Michael Isler (Partner, IP/IT) and Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax).

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          Success for GowlingWLG at The Lawyer Awards   

Gowling WLG has won Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year at the prestigious Lawyer Awards, following a ceremony at Grosvenor House, London. Hosted by The Lawyer, Gowling WLG was also successful in the IP/IT Team of the Year and Energy Team categories, earning the Highly Commended accolade in both. More than 1,300 private practice lawyers […]

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          Apprentice Chef - Premium Country Pubs - Dukes Head Billericay - Billericay   
Dukes Head - Billericay, Essex - laws Be involved and contribute at all team meetings Carry out instructions as given by Management and Head Office Wages: 16-17 years old...
          IN THE ROOM with Bobby Fish (2/29/2012)   
This week, massive database problems plague, forcing Brady Hicks to stream a LIVE one hour version of IN THE ROOM exclusively on WEXP 1600 AM in Philadelphia. Fortunately, you are reading this which means the database issue has been resolved and life on can carry on as usual. Check it out as independent standout – and international star – Bobby Fish stops by to talk about his entry in the 2012 ECWA Super 8 tournament, plus Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Brady Hicks – with Derrick McDonald – break down all that they know about this year’s WrestleMania so far. Be sure to check out ECWA Super 8, Saturday, April 7 in Newark, Delaware, and thanks, as always, for the support!
          Open Forum- Vote NO! FAA anti-trucker bill and ELDs   
Open Forum- Vote NO! FAA Anti-Trucker bill and ELDs!! Saturday 6PM ET Call in 347-826-9170 Two major trucker issues right now affecting Trucker wages are:  1) the last minute FAA reauthorization amendments that the ATA has "urged" Lawmakers to slip in an aviation bill this week. The amendments are the Fisher Amendment and the Denham Amendment. The ATA vowed last year that this was their MAIN priority. The reason?  To keep drivers wages low.  If the amendments are allowed in the FAA bill, it will ensure that drivers will only be paid piece work wages and nothing more.  All detention time, waiting, paperwork, etc... will be expected to be done for free. Read more Truckers call reps to REMOVE FAA bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments TO CALL NOW. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS TO STOP THIS!! 202-224-3121 Tell your Reps to SAY NO to FAA reauthorization bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments Fisher Amendment in the Senate bill and Denham Amendment in the House bill (State preemption,meal & rest break Amendment) 2) ELD's---  The mandate for ELD's is Dec of this year, however the majority of truckers are against them.  Tony Justice and Scott Reed plan to call in and discuss their scheduled protest to Washington October 3-7. Read more about this and more in their group ELD or ME. Be a part of the discussion and call in 347-826-9170
          Horror Headlines: Thursday February 24th, 2011   
In Real People News: 

An Oklahoma man who apparently thinks highly of himself was recently arrested while trying to sneak a chainsaw out of store by shoving it down his pants. Those things can't just turn on can they? I'm not very manly but I assume they can't but man that would be awesome if it had.

Stealing from someone and posting a picture of yourself holding the cash you stole on facebook is stupid. Posting that photo on the person's facebook page that you stole it from is crazy stupid. Or really ballsy. Mostly stupid because you'll get arrested for it for sure. But still, they must be the size of cantaloupes to pull that kind of crap.

News Bullet: 

A trailer for Danny Boyle's "Frankenstein" has made its way online and from the name I'm guessing it a retelling of the classic story but from the video I have no clue what the hell is going on. I would think you can't call a movie "Frankenstein" and then have it be about to star crossed lovers who find each other in the middle of an amusement park but what the hell do I know.

A new trailer for "Source Code", which I had no idea about but Duncan Jones made it and he made "Moon" so now I'm excited, has hit the tubes and it's your civic duty to watch it. I'm not even sure how to explain it because the description sounds fake but I think there's something about Jake Gyllenhaal trying to stop a bomb from going off, or a web site from crashing, probably the first one though.

You like the Ha-Ha yes? Good, if you said no I was going to ask you to get the hell of my lawn. But since you do here's the new trailer for "Paul" which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a couple of comic book geeks who come across an alien during a road trip. I swear you better like the Ha-Ha.

Flesh eating acid, a killer High School Mascot and a bunch of kids stuck in a school? Sign me up folks! Here's the trailer for the new flick from "Gutterballs" director Ryan Nicholson titled "Famine". Just so we're clear I don't want those things to happen to me, I just want to see a movie with it. Don't show up to my house dressed as a Spartan looking to murder me or anything.

          Washington lawmakers continue overtime   
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington lawmakers will continue their overtime work after efforts to reach agreement on a capital budget ended in acrimony in the Senate overnight....
          Excessive force lawsuit against deputy, county dismissed   
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed an excessive force lawsuit brought by the family of a man fatally shot by police during a February 2014 traffic stop....
           Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: a movie review by Rick Norwood    
This is the best new Roadrunner and Coyote cartoon since Chuck Jones passed away. Chuck Jones -- the man who discovered that the laws of physics can be funny. Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio have learned that lesson well. Everybody LEAN this way. Good. Now everybody LEAN that way. Good. Lean this way. Lean that way. This way. That way. Grab. Oops, missed. Again. Lean. Lean. Lean.
           Deathstalker by Simon R. Green    
This is the first in the series featuring protagonist Owen Deathstalker and the story of his rebellion against the evil Empire. We meet Owen at a turning point in his life -- a historian by profession, he lives the languid life of the lazy aristocracy. However, in a flash all this is stripped from him, for he has been outlawed, which basically means everyone is suddenly looking either to capture or to kill him.
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          Lawmakers Miss State Budget Deadline For Third Consecutive Year   
Angry shouts erupted in the House when House Speaker, Mike Madigan, adjourned members without calling the budget for a vote.
          Joe Paterno’s Estate Drops Lawsuit Against NCAA   
In a one-line motion, the estate asks that the matter be "discontinued as prejudice," meaning the lawsuit can't be refiled.
          टिपलेले चेहरे.   
रायगड महोत्सवात सहभागी झालो होतो.  त्यावेळेस काही टिपलेले चेहरे.

          Too Close For Comfort: Insiders Worry About DOJ Lawyers Speaking At White House   
John Huber is a career prosecutor in Utah who's served in both Democratic and Republican administrations. This month, the Trump White House nominated him to serve as a U.S. attorney in that state. But it came as something of a surprise to current and former Justice Department veterans Wednesday when Huber appeared for a news conference in Washington: not in the halls of Justice, but at the White House podium. Huber and the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement used the platform to advocate for the passage of House bills that increase penalties for undocumented immigrants who break the law and jurisdictions that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities. "Kate's Law enhances our ability to stem the tide of criminals who seem to almost always return to victimize us," Huber told the reporters assembled in the briefing room. He added: "Forty percent of my felony caseload in Utah are criminal alien prosecutions. If it's a problem in Utah, it's a problem for
          Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence   
Running the Justice Department presents a challenge in any administration. But the Trump era is different. In just five months, Justice leaders have been under heavy pressure, on everything from the travel ban to the Russia investigation. And one man, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is bearing the weight. Here's something you need to know about Rosenstein: He's worked at the Justice Department for his entire career, nearly 27 years. Last year, Rosenstein told NPR the advice he gives younger lawyers. "That the most important part of their job is to protect the brand," he said. "You know, it's important to win cases, it's important to solve crimes, but it's more important that we maintain public confidence in the Department of Justice." Protecting the brand has gotten a lot more difficult. The Trump administration has shaken the foundations of federal law enforcement. First, the attorney general recused himself from the investigation into Russian influence in last year's
          Countdown Clocks, Morning Cocktails As Former FBI Director Prepares To Testify   
TV networks have deployed countdown clocks. People are tweeting about places to watch and whether they'll offer morning cocktail specials. Congressional aides report that demand for seats inside the Senate hearing room has reached levels not seen for decades. Anticipation is building for testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, not least in the White House, where the president and his aides worry the telegenic former law enforcement leader could inflict both political and legal wounds. What Comey might say Friends and associates of the former FBI director described Comey as shocked that news of his firing came from a television screen, while he was speaking to agents in California last month. Just three years into a 10-year-term, Comey's associates said he had no inkling he was on the verge of losing his job, especially not while the Bureau was in the middle of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential contest. Comey did, however, have an uneasy feeling about
          Top White House Lawyer Donald McGahn Sits At The Center Of Controversy   
Four months into the Trump administration, the president's lawyer needs a lawyer. Intensifying investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and ties between Russians and the Trump campaign have a lot of high-profile people in search of legal advice, if only out of an abundance of caution. And, two sources tell NPR, one of them is White House counsel Donald McGahn. Experts said it is natural that McGahn would seek out legal expertise; he served as the lawyer for President Trump's campaign, which has come under scrutiny from the FBI and Congress. This week, Trump himself reportedly enlisted New York lawyer Marc Kasowitz , a self-described "tough guy" corporate litigator, to help him with legal issues related to Russia. Several other figures inside and outside the White House have been lawyering up, expecting to be called as witnesses, even before the Justice Department named former FBI chief Robert Mueller to be special counsel for the agency's Russia
          Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order   
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is narrowing the scope of an executive order on so-called sanctuary cities. A federal judge in California last month blocked a key part of that order, reasoning that the Trump administration had overstepped by threatening to yank federal money from those places. In the new memo, the attorney general defines the cities narrowly — as places that "willfully refuse to comply" with federal law. Sessions also made clear the threats apply only to a modest pool of grants administered by the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security, not the entire stream of U.S. funding for states and localities. That point figured prominently in the recent ruling by federal Judge William Orrick, who wrote: "Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration-enforcement strategy of which the president disapproves." Sessions recently notified several
          New Russia Special Counsel Has Yet to Undergo Conflicts Check   
On Wednesday afternoon, the Justice Department selected Robert Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any links or coordination the Trump campaign had with Russia as part of that country's effort to interfere in last year's presidential election. "Special Counsel Mueller has agreed to resign from his private law firm in order to avoid any conflicts of interest with firm clients or attorneys," a Justice Department statement noted. It so happens that Mueller had been working at WilmerHale, which represents former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner — people who might be witnesses, or more, in the course of Mueller's high-profile investigation. That turn of events has got people asking whether Mueller's previous role poses conflicts for his current one. So NPR consulted with ethics experts to get their take. First, the legal ethics. A spokesman at WilmerHale told NPR that Mueller "had no role whatsoever in
          Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?   
Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to handle the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, took the reins as FBI director a week before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. That day would influence his entire 12-year run leading the agency. Mueller oversaw arguably the most significant changes the century-old FBI had gone through, and he received praise from lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday for his commitment to justice. "I had been a prosecutor before, so I anticipated spending time on public corruption cases and narcotics cases and bank robberies and the like," he told NPR in 2013 . "And Sept. 11 changed all of that." Mueller overhauled the agency to prioritize, first, the threat of terrorism from groups like al-Qaida and the Taliban and then, later, the threat from individuals not affiliated with any particular group, like the Tsarnaev brothers , who were behind the Boston Marathon bombing. He moved thousands of agents from criminal investigations into
          'It's Falling Out Of The Trees,' Former Prosecutor Says Of Obstruction Evidence   
Hours after a news report that President Trump had asked the FBI director to back away from an investigation, Democrats seized on the information to accuse the White House of a serious crime. "We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a former state attorney general. "On its face, this is a textbook prima facie case of an attempt to obstruct justice," concluded Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former U.S. attorney. He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen." It's far too soon to make a definitive judgment about whether any laws have been broken in connection with the president's contacts with James Comey, the FBI director he fired a week ago. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded memos, recordings and other materials that Comey may have prepared, with a deadline of next week. Lawmakers from both political parties said they want to hear Comey testify in
          Trump Travel Ban Returned To Court, With President's Words At The Center   
Updated at 7 p.m. ET A 13-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit heard arguments on Monday over President Trump's revised travel ban, with judges repeatedly questioning the government's lawyer in the case about Trump's campaign call "for a complete and total shutdown" of Muslims entering the country. The president's first executive order restricting visitors from a handful of majority-Muslim countries provoked chaos at airports across the country in January. Federal judges stepped in to block the order, partly because it included legal permanent residents, who have rights under the U.S. Constitution. Weeks later, the White House issued a new order, dropping Iraq from the list of countries whose travelers faced restrictions and making clear green-card holders would not be covered. Judges on the court based in Richmond, Va., on Monday returned over and over to remarks made by Trump during the campaign. Judge Henry Floyd questioned Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey
          'This Was A Colossal Screw-Up': A Close Look At A Case Dismissed For Misconduct   
Standing at the kitchen counter in his spotless town house near the Baltimore airport, Reddy Annappareddy heated up some water to make his lawyer a coffee and contemplated his hard fall from grace. Annappareddy once presided over a pharmacy delivery business that stretched across six states — until one day in July 2013, when the FBI raided his operation and prompted him to attempt suicide. Alone in a hotel room in Las Vegas, as his employees frantically called him to report the bad news, Annappareddy downed some scotch and Benadryl pills, went to the bathtub and slashed both his wrists. Hours later, he awoke, alive but weak, and headed for the hospital. Thus began a dark legal odyssey that would last more than three years. "It's a constant," Annappareddy said. "It's like a knife on my throat. You don't know what's tomorrow going to bring." Annappareddy lost his ability to sleep through the night. He lost his house on 3-and-a-half acres. He lost his Bentley and a garage full of other
          DEA Seeks Prosecutors To Fight Opioid Crisis; Critics Fear Return To War On Drugs   
The Drug Enforcement Administration has proposed hiring its own prosecutor corps to bring cases related to drug trafficking, money laundering and asset forfeiture — a move that advocacy groups warn could exceed the DEA's legal authority and reinvigorate the 1980s-era war on drugs. Citing the epidemic in opioid-related overdoses, the DEA said it wants to hire as many as 20 prosecutors to enhance its resources and target the biggest offenders. The DEA said the new force of lawyers "would be permitted to represent the United States in criminal and civil proceedings before the courts and apply for various legal orders." The agency would use money it gets from companies that manufacture and dispense certain kinds of prescription drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act. The agency's proposal, published in the federal register in March , received little if any public attention. But it would represent the first time the DEA had its own, dedicated prosecutors to go after drug-related
          Antipope Francis: VIRI PROBATI, MARRIED PRIESTS    
 The discussion about viri probati [men of proven faith and virtue] is surfacing again, this time in England. As we know, there have been many progressivists advocating the admission of married laymen of an advanced age into the priesthood. The alleged reason is that they would help to assuage the dramatic insufficiency of priests caused by the gap of vocations to the priesthood. So, in an attempt to resolve this and other problems caused by Vatican II – closing of churches, merging of parishes – the solution would be to open the door of the priesthood to married old men.

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Precedent set with Anglican married priests who become Catholic, above, Fr. Harris with his family; below, Fr. Bart Stevens, wife and children
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Would, then, the celibacy law be abolished for priests? This straightforward question is what the promoters of the idea of viri probati want to avoid. They try to circumvent this embarrassing question by saying: “These men, some of them already deacons, would make a commitment not to live with their wives…”

So, we would have married men who de facto would not live the matrimonial life, a sort of provisory chastity or continence inside marriage. This norm of chastity, however, would not be obligatory, but voluntary. Thus, the problem returns: It would be a breach in the rule of celibacy, but preferably those new priests would not have a matrimonial life.

Another “exception” to the rule of priestly celibacy came from the acceptance by Benedict XVI of converted Anglican “priests,” who were re-ordained and became Catholic priests. They were/are married and brought wives and children to their new rectories.

These ex-Anglican priests created a paradoxical situation for the Church. They are married priests in good standing with Rome. However, in the last 50 years a Catholic priest who wanted to marry has been required to leave the priesthood.

Since the number of ex-priests who have married after Vatican II is considerable – about 90,000 of the 413,418 priests in 2015, according to a credible source – the argument is now being advanced that, since the Church received ex-Anglican priests with their wives, she should also open her door also to this large group so that they can return to their ministry and help resolve the priest shortage.

In brief, the “solutions” to resolve the crisis of vocations and the insufficiency of priests are:

  • To accept married viri probati;
  • To reintroduce into priesthood ex-priests who left it to marry.
  • For the adoption of both “solutions” the precedent of accepting married ex-Anglicans as Catholic priests is of importance.
With this overview as background, the reader is in proper conditions to evaluate the recent interview Bishop Chrispian Hollis – retired Bishop of Portsmouth, England – gave to National Catholic Reporter. (June 16, 2017, pp. 1, 6, 7)

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Bishop Hollis: ‘I want to ordain married men’
Bishop Hollis speaks unambiguously about what he desires: “I want us to be able to ordain suitable married men.” He believes a commission should be established among the Bishops of the England and Wales to discuss the issue: This commission could look for the best way that this could be achieved. “We cannot go into this question blindly,” he says. “There needs to be a responsible discussion within the Church as broadly based as possible.”

Although a proponent of opening discussions on ordaining married priests, Hollis concurs that ultimately the decision to do so falls to Pope Francis. According to the English Bishop, Francis shows an openness to ordaining married men; he believes the Pope is just “waiting for a compelling case to be put before him.” (NCR, ibid.)

Hollis knows that Pope Francis is standing behind a similar solution (here and here).

Indeed, when the Encyclical Laudato Si’ was being prepared, Francis received at the Vatican Bishop Erwin Kräutler of Xingu in the Brazilian rainforest.

After the meeting on 5 April, 2014, Bishop Kräutler gave an interview to the daily Salzburger Nachrichten in which he declared the Pope was open-minded about finding solutions for the shortage of priests in areas like his Diocese. I reproduce his words:

“I told him [the Pope] that as Bishop of Brazil’s largest diocese with 800 church communities and 700,000 faithful I only had 27 priests, which means that our communities can only celebrate the Eucharist twice or three times a year at the most. The Pope explained that he could not take everything in hand personally from Rome. We local Bishops, who are best acquainted with the needs of our faithful, should be courageous and make concrete suggestions,” he said.

A Bishop should not act alone, the Pope told Kräutler. Francis indicated that “regional and national Bishops’ Conferences should seek and find consensus on reform, and then we should bring up our suggestions for reform in Rome,” Kräutler said.

Asked whether he had raised the question of ordaining married men at the audience, Bishop Kräutler replied: “The ordination of viri probati, that is, of proven married men who could be ordained to the priesthood, came up when we were discussing the plight of our communities. The Pope himself told me about a Diocese in Mexico in which each community had a deacon, but many had no priest. There were 300 deacons there who naturally could not celebrate the Eucharist. The question was how things could continue in such a situation.

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Bishop Kräutler with Francis at the Vatican
“It was up to the Bishops to make suggestions, the Pope said again.”

Bishop Kräutler was asked whether it now depended on Bishops’ Conferences as to whether Church reforms proceeded or not. “Yes,” he replied. “After my personal discussion with the Pope I am absolutely convinced of this.” (The Tablet, April 10, 2014)

Also Card. Pietro Parolin, today Vatican’s Secretary of State and then Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, told El Universal newspaper in September 2013 that priestly celibacy “is not part of Church dogma and the issue is open to discussion because it is an ecclesiastical tradition.” “Modifications can be made, but these must always favor unity and God’s will,” he said. “God speaks to us in many different ways. We need to pay attention to this voice that points us towards causes and solutions, for example the clergy shortage.” (The Tablet, ibid.)

It is not difficult to see that the wall of priestly celibacy is on the brink of collapsing. The right Pope and Secretary of State are in right place to do it; the precedents – ex-Anglican married priests – were duly arranged by Benedict XVI; the viri probati are ready and waiting to enter the scene using the pretext of the priest shortage of Amazonia in Brazil. What follows next will be a blitz of married priests being re-introduced into their abandoned ministries.

It will be another multi-century wall in the Catholic Church – priestly celibacy – that will be destroyed by Progressivism as it proceeds on the path toward the complete demolition of the Mystical Body of Christ.

God’s intervention is near. 

Fr. Kramer "Apostate Antipope Francis & One World Religion" 

          DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage   
DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage
We are truly living in the last days.  Do you recall the fire and brimstone which came down from heaven killing off the sodomites?  Guess what Planet X will be "kicking in"?  70 pound fiery space rocks will eventually fall from the sky like hail.  God is not amused...

Apocalypse 8: 8:11  And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed. And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she voted against same-sex marriage because she believes the country’s law sees it as between a man and a woman, but that the opposite view must be respected.
Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote Friday. Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing “marriage for everybody” and 226 against with 4 abstentions. Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships since 2001, but same-sex marriages remained illegal.
Bringing the measure to a vote in Friday’s session, the last before September elections, was fast-tracked after Merkel said Monday lawmakers could take up the issue as a “question of conscience,” freeing members of her conservative coalition, which has been against same-sex marriage, to individually vote for the measure.
She says “for me marriage as defined by the law is the marriage of a man and a woman” but she continues to see the interpretation as a “decision of conscience.”

All of Merkel’s potential coalition partners after the September 4 election, including the center-left Social Democrats of her challenger, Martin Schulz, have been calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized.
The measure, which is expected to see legal challenges, also opens the door for gay couples to adopt - which Merkel says she supports.
Archbishop of Berlin, Heiner Koch, said he “regretted” the parliament “gave up the essential content of marriage” in passing the new law. The archbishop heads the family life committee for the German bishops’ conference.
In a statement, he lamented the abandonment of “a differentiated perception of different forms of partnership,” adding that “differentiation is not discrimination.”
Koch also said “marriage did not deserve” to be caught “in the wheels of political tactics,” referring to the snap vote on the issue.
He concluded his statement by saying the bishops will now intensify their efforts to promote “the vitality of the Catholic understanding of marriage,” which he affirmed would be unaffected by the decision in parliament.

LGBT Mega-Donor Reveals Next Goal: ‘Punish the Wicked’ Gay Marriage Opponents

A prominent LGBT activist who has donated more than anyone else to LGBT causes has said that “wicked” people who advocate for laws protecting the religious freedom of conservative Christians to act in accordance with their views on marriage and sexuality need to be “punished.” The Rolling Stone recently published a lengthy profile piece examining the
contributions of Tim Gill, a software entrepreneur who has quietly been at the forefront of the push for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights in the United States over the past several decades. The article explained how Gill, who is gay, has spent over $422 million to advance the LGBT cause and explained the impact that his associated organizations such as the Gill Foundation, Gill Action, and OutGiving have made on LGBT advocacy in America. READ MORE

DAYS OF LOT: Canadians Choose a Gay, Transgender or Atheist Leader Over an Evangelical

Canadians are more likely to vote for an atheist, gay or transgender person than an evangelical Christian to lead their country, according to a Canadian research institute. The Angus Reid Institute survey, conducted in May with a sample size of 1,533 Canadian adults and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, found that 85 percent said they would vote for a party that is led by a gay man; 84 percent would back a lesbian; 80 percent, an atheist; and 69 percent, a
transgender. Meanwhile, 65 percent said they would support an evangelical Christian. Evangelicals fared better in the United States, with 72 percent of Americans saying they would vote for an evangelical presidential candidate. Americans are less likely to vote for a gay man or lesbian, at 63 and 62 percent, respectively. And atheists and transgender individuals are near the bottom of the U.S. list, at 52 and 50 percent, respectively. READ MORE

DAYS OF LOT: YouTube channel seeks to teach kids about dressing in “Drag and Transgenderism”

“Queer Kid Stuff,” a YouTube channel geared toward teaching children about sexual preferences, homosexuality, transgenderism, and more, celebrated “Pride Month” by releasing a video talking to kids about people dressing in drag. The producer and host of “Queer Kid Stuff,” Lindsay Amer, created the channel in June 2016 to help children ages 3-7 better understand the LGBT community, according to the show’s website.
“Young queer people need to see themselves represented in their media and that is exactly what I aim to do,” Amer wrote. In the videos, she and her co-host Teddy, a stuffed bear, invite guests on to explain various parts of the LGBT community, including the definitions of “gay,” “gender,” and “intersex.” They also discuss the subject of consent and include a sing-along video to go with it. Additionally, the channel discusses the Disney movie, “Frozen,” and how Elsa is allegedly homosexual.  READ MORE


If Doomsday Asteroids were to Hit Earth(full documentary)

Apocalypse: Wormwood, Poleshift & Prophecy

          SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?   
SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?
You all know what I have to say on the matter...
Last week, I commented upon an article written by Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, an English translation of which was published online by the Remnant under the title:
A MAJOR SSPX CLARIFICATION: Towards a Doctrinal Agreement?
In the article, Fr Gleize articulated his objections to any possible agreement with Rome that would result in its canonical regularization apart from “a correction of the Council’s errors.”
Prior to publishing my post, I requested confirmation from my contacts at the SSPX District House here in the U.S. as to whether Fr. Gleize’s statements reflect the official position of the Society itself, or if they stand in contrast to it; i.e., against the position currently held by Bishop Fellay.
Thus far, I’ve received no response, which seems to all but confirm my initial impression that it is the latter and not a “major clarification” from the Society itself.

If anything changes in this regard, I will let you know.

At this, I’d like to take a closer look at certain of the propositions that Fr. Gleize set forth in support of his argument to see just how reasonable they are, or not.
Perhaps the most critical point; the one upon which his entire argument rests, is the following:
“As we have already explained, our goal is for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome. This goal is first in our intention…”
I’m not so sure that the primary “goal” of the Society is the conversion of Rome.
Certainly, the conversion of Rome is a goal, but at least insofar as I am aware, the SSPX has never articulated this as its raison d’ê·tre.
On its website under the heading, What is the Society of St. Pius X, we find:
“The Society of St. Pius X is an international priestly society of common life without vows, whose purpose is to train, support, and encourage holy priests so that they may effectively spread the Catholic Faith throughout the world … Together they seek the goal of the priesthood: the glorification of God, the continuation of Our Lord’s redemptive work, the salvation of souls. They accomplish this by fidelity to Christ’s testament, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Indeed, striving for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome is intimately related to the Society’s mission, but the bottom line purpose of its existence is the salvation of souls.
This also happens to be the supreme law of the Church and the very reason why the SSPX can legitimately lay claim to supplied jurisdiction.
In support of his position, Fr. Gleize provided the following quote of Archbishop Lefebvre:
“What interests us first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith. That is our combat. So the canonical question, which is purely exterior and public in the Church, is secondary. What is important is to remain in the Church… in the Church, that is to say in the Catholic Faith of all time and in the true priesthood, and in the true Mass, and in the true sacraments, in the Catechism of all time, with the Bible of all time. That is what interests us. That is what the Church is. To be recognized publicly, that is secondary. So, we mustn’t seek secondary things by losing what is fundamental, what is the primary object of our combat.”
First, let me say that I am not a proponent of proof-texting with quotes lifted from the Archbishop’s various statements (an attempt to play the WWMD card that I wrote about some time ago).
That said, I find this citation rather odd given that it in no way supports Fr. Gleize’s argument.
If, indeed, what interests the Society “first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith,” including all of the things Archbishop Lefebvre listed, how exactly is regular jurisdiction opposed to it?
Obviously, it is not; that is, not directly so.
Fr. Gleize, however, would argue that it does so indirectly as follows:
“The bad effect [of accepting a canonical recognition] is itself double: firstly, the risk of relatavizing Tradition, which would thenceforward only appear as the particular good and the personal theological preference of the Society of Saint Pius X; secondly the risk of betraying and abandoning this particular good because of the ambient favens haeresim which characterizes the Conciliar Church per se.”
Let’s look at these two risks separately.
Question: To whom would Tradition “appear” as little more than a matter of personal preference as opposed to the Faith of all time?
Answer: The ignorant.
Let’s be honest, there are numerous ignorant persons to whom, thanks to the status quo, the SSPX appears to be rebelling against the Church, and even as “schismatic” and somehow less-than-Catholic.
Is it really the case that one form of ignorance is preferable to the other?
Sorry, I’m not buying it.
The second risk, on the other hand; namely, that of the Society somehow “betraying and abandoning” Tradition deserves consideration.
Until rather recently, I had no reason to question the Society’s resolve. Today, however, I must admit that I am deeply concerned about it.
Let me be clear: I do not believe for a moment that Bishop Fellay will ever allow the SSPX to adopt the modernist mindset of the “Conciliar Church;” e.g., positively arguing in support of the Novus Ordo, ecumenism, religious liberty, inter-religious dialogue, etc.
There is, however, more than one way to betray Tradition, and one of them concerns the failure to condemn blasphemy and heresy for what they truly are – loudly, clearly and plainly.
Ironically, it is thanks to Fr. Gleize and his series of articles presenting the official position of the SPPX on Francis and Amoris Laetitia  that I am no longer convinced that the Society has the resolve to speak with clarity and conviction moving forward.
Unless they do, being regularized would be like going on a bear hunt while leaving the rifle at home.
I have always maintained that the granting of regular jurisdiction to the SSPX is a matter of justice; one that boils down to the fundamental question:
Is the Society of St. Pius X Catholic?
The truth is they are, and Rome has an obligation to acknowledge as much and to treat them accordingly.
While I still believe this, I also believe that it is reasonable to wonder whether or not the Society has the wherewithal to uphold their own obligation to the truth.
In other words, if already the SSPX is treading lightly in the face of the unprecedented danger to souls represented by Amoris Laetitia and its “humble” author, how can anyone be confident that they will do any better if regularized?


Lose The Doctrine and You Will Lose Your Soul - Fr. David Hewko


          Prayers: Gay- and Drug-Party-Monsignor Identified   
Prayers: Gay- and Drug-Party-Monsignor Identified
No one is out of the reach of God.  Please keep praying your rosary for conversions
Media have identified the Vatican Monsignor who was caught red-handed during a gay and drug party in his apartment in the Vatican. It is Monsignor Luigi Capozzi (49), a collaborator of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, which is headed by pro-gay Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio who in the past made declarations about the "positive aspects" of gay couples.

Riposte Catholique calls Capozzi an "ardent supporter of Pope Francis". On he calls himself an "expert in canon law and dogmatic theology". Originally from Salerno, he was ordained in 1992 and belongs now to the Diocese of Palestrina near Rome.

In September 2016, Palestrina Bishop Domenico Sigalini complimented the two homosexuals who contracted the first gay pseudo-marriage in Rome after its introduction, "That two friends who love each other, have the same rights as any other couple is out of discussion.”

          “Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.” - Our Lady of Fatima, 1917   
“Certain fashions will be introduced   that will offend Our Lord very much.”   - Our Lady of Fatima, 1917
Free EBOOK.  Recall Our Lady warned the world in 1917!  How much worse is the scandal these days with immodest dress especially in Summer

Summer unfortunately brings with it the height of immodesty, in both men and women.  This is a good time, then, to remember that words of Our Lady of Fatima who warned us that "more souls go to hell for sins of the flesh (i.e. sins against the 6thand 9th Commandments) than for any other reason." Our Lady of Fatima told Jacinta, "Certain fashions will be introduced that will gravely offend My Son." Jacinta also said, “People who serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no fashions; Our Lord is always the same.”
Shorts, sleeveless tops, slacks on women, mini-skirts, swimwear, bare midriffs, tight and sheer clothing would all fit into this category of immodest fashions. Sadly, few priests warn their flock of the great danger associated with immodesty of dress, that of losing one’s soul for all eternity.  So many girls and young women are growing up today without direction and, like so many misled sheep, are following immoral fashions to the destruction of souls.

The Bible tells us, "In like manner I wish women to be decently dressed, adorning themselves with modesty and dignity, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but with good works, such as become women professing godliness." (1 Tim. 2:9-10)  
The following are various warnings the Catholic Church has given to the faithful, for the protection of their immortal souls.

Pope Benedict XV wrote in his encyclical Sacra Propediem on January 6, 1921:
“One cannot sufficiently deplore the blindness of so many women of every age and station. Made foolish by a desire to please, they do not see to what degree the indecency of their clothing shocks every honest man and offends God. Most of them would formerly have blushed for such apparel as for a grave fault against Christian modesty. Now it does not suffice to exhibit themselves on public thoroughfares; they do not fear to cross the threshold of churches, to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and even to bear the seducing food of shameful passion to the Holy Altar, where one receives the Author of Purity.”

On January 12, 1930, the Sacred Congregation of the Council, by mandate of Pope Pius XI, issued emphatic instructions on modesty of dress to all bishops:
“We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper. Let parents keep their daughters away from public gymnastic games and contests; but, if their daughters are compelled to attend such exhibitions, let them see to it that they are fully and modestly dressed. Let them never permit their daughters to don immodest garb.” 

Pope Pius XII said in 1954:
“Now many girls do not see anything wrong with following certain shameless styles (fashions) like so many sheep. They would surely blush if they could only guess the impressions they make and the feelings they evoke (arouse) in those who see them.” (July 17, 1954

Pope Pius XII seriously admonished Christian mothers: 
“The good of our soul is more important than that of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts… If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up…  O Christian mothers, if you knew what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill-guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose the sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making of yourselves, the harm which you are causing these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.” (Pius XII to Catholic Young Women’s Groups of Italy)

The Canadian bishops in May of 1946 wrote:
“Man himself does not escape from the inclination of exhibiting his flesh: some go in public, stripped to the waist, or in very tight pants or in very scanty bathing suits. They thus commit offenses against the virtue of modesty. They may also be an occasion of sin (in thought or desire) for our neighbor.” 

Cardinal Pla y Daniel, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, stated in 1959:
“A special danger to morals is represented by public bathing at beaches ... Mixed bathing between men and women, which is nearly always a proximate occasion of sin and a scandal, must be avoided.”

From a 1930 Letter of the Congregation of the Council:
“By virtue of the supreme apostolate which he wields over the Universal Church by Divine Will, our Most Holy Father Pope Pius XI has never ceased to inculcate, both verbally and by his writings, the words of St. Paul (1 Tim. 2:9-10), namely, ‘Women ... adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety ... and professing godliness with good works.’  Very often, when occasion arose, the same Supreme Pontiff condemned emphatically the immodest fashion of dress adopted by Catholic women and girls--which fashion not only offends the dignity of women and against her adornment, but conduces to the temporal ruin of the women and girls, and, what is still worse, to their eternal ruin, miserably dragging down others in their fall. It is not surprising, therefore, that all Bishops and other ordinaries, as is the duty of ministers of Christ, should in their own dioceses have unanimously opposed their depraved licentiousness and promiscuity of manners, often bearing with fortitude the derision and mockery leveled against them for this cause.”


From the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops of Brazil:

“Let the priests forcefully insist that women wear clothing which expresses modesty ...
     “Let women, at all times, but especially, as the Apostle Saint Paul teaches, when they are in church, dress with modesty. If they should dare to enter the church immodestly dressed, let them, as Canon Law commands (Canon 1262, par. 2), be judiciously put out and prevented from assisting at any function whatsoever.
     “Let those who are going to receive Holy Communion be decently dressed. Women whose heads are not covered and who are improperly dressed are to be excluded from the Sacrament, as Canon Law directs (Canons 855 & 1262, par. 2).”
St. Padre Pio, the stigmatist priest, who bore the bleeding wounds of Christ on his own body from 1918 until his death in 1968, refused to grant absolution to any woman who did not wear her skirt well below the knee.  He also insisted that women do not wear slacks. (Verified by mail at Padre Pio’s monastery.  Address: Rev. J. P. Martin, San Giovanni Rotondo 71013 FG Italy)

A General Pastoral Directive from 1915 reads: “Women must be decently dressed, especially when they go to church. The parish priest may, with due prudence, refuse them entrance to the church and access to the reception of the Sacraments, any and every time that they come to church immodestly dressed.”

St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and one of the 32 doctors of the Church, said the following regarding women who dress immodestly:   
"You carry your snare everywhere and spread your net in all places.  You allege that you never invited others to sin.  You did not indeed by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment.  And much more effectively than you could by your voice.  When you have made another sin in his heart, how can you be innocent?  Tell me whom does this world condemn?  Whom do the judges in court punish?  Those who drink poison or those who prepare it and administer the fatal potion?  You are more criminal than those who poison the body.  You have given the death-dealing drink.  You murder not the body but the soul, and it is not to enemies do you do this nor are you urged on by any imaginary necessity nor provoked by injury.  But you do it out of foolish vanity and pride."  
Unfortunately, today's attire seems to have almost no boundaries. It is a disgrace for Christian women to expose their bodies, which are the temples of the Holy Ghost after baptism. A women who dresses immodestly commits a double sin:  
“You women who profane your bodies have been led by satan to soul destruction.  You expose your bodies not knowing the evil that comes into the minds of the beholder.  Therefore, your sin is twofold for you have led another to fall into sin!”

The Bible tells us: “Know you not that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God: and you are not your own? For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)  Immodest dress is an offense to God and does not glorify God, but rather reduces the Christian woman to an object of lust and mocks the laws of God. Modesty in dress, on the other hand, helps safeguard the virtue of purity and is demanded by the moral law of God.  St. Cyprian writes: 
"Nothing so delights the faithful soul as the healthy consciousness of an unstained modesty. To have vanquished pleasure is the greatest pleasure; nor is there any greater victory than that which is gained over one's desires."  



Maria Cahill, "Modesty In The Modern World" 

          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 

      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?

The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican


And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"

The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.

Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."

Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization

The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  

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          United Nations and World Health Organization Call for Drug Decriminalization   
American activists aren't the only ones seeking drug policy reform.

In a joint statement, the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) expressed their support for countries in the review and repeal of laws that criminalize drug use and possession of drugs for personal use. This joint statement, which addresses discrimination in health care settings, comes in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to “ensure that no one is left behind”.

The WHO has previously called for drug decriminalization as a necessary measure for public health but this joint statement with the UN represents another significant step in the global movement for drug decriminalization.

There is growing support for drug decriminalization – the elimination of criminal penalties for drug use and possession – in the U.S. and around the world. Leading medical, public health and human rights groups have endorsed drug decriminalization, including the International Red Cross, the American Public Health Association, American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP and Latino Justice.

Public opinion on decriminalization has also been steadily increasing as the harms of criminalizing drugs become more apparent. Polls of presidential primary voters in MaineNew Hampshire and even South Carolina found that substantial majorities in each state support ending arrests for drug use and possession. In 2016, the first state-level decriminalization bill was introduced in Maryland and a similar version was reintroduced in 2017. 

Internationally, several countries already have some form of drug decriminalization. Portugal, most notably, decriminalized drugs back in 2001 as a response to the country’s HIV crisis and has demonstrated the vast benefits of decriminalization – substantial reductions in overdose, HIV/AIDS and addiction, all without any increase in drug use or crime.

Not only does drug decriminalization drastically reduce the number of people mired in the quicksand of the criminal justice system – it also, as the UN/WHO statement highlights, vastly improve public health. It decreases the stigma against people who use drugs and addresses the discrimination they historically face.

The harms of discrimination are only exacerbated in health settings, where it is literally a matter of life and death. Decriminalization can be the difference between a loved one getting the health services they need and a loved one being stigmatized, denied treatment and in danger of losing their life.

Drug decriminalization is a rational and fiscally sound policy rooted in health and human rights. Governments throughout the U.S. and around the world have an indisputable moral and scientific imperative to pursue it.



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          After Sy Hersh's Bombshell Investigation, Why Won't Media Tell the Real Story of Trump's Military Strike in Syria?   
Western media are continuing to do their part in the propaganda war on Syria.

If you wish to understand the degree to which the supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and pliant, there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

All of these highly competitive, for-profit, scoop-seeking media outlets separately took identical decisions: first to reject Hersh’s latest investigative report, and then to studiously ignore it once it was published in Germany last Sunday. They have continued to maintain an absolute radio silence on his revelations, even as over the past few days they have given a great deal of attention to two stories on the very issue Hersh’s investigation addresses.

These two stories, given such prominence in the western media, are clearly intended to serve as “spoilers” to his revelations, even though none of these publications has actually informed their readers of his original investigation. We are firmly in looking-glass territory.

So what did Hersh’s investigation reveal? His sources in the U.S. intelligence establishment told him the official narrative that Syria’s Bashar Assad had dropped deadly sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 was incorrect. Instead, they said, a Syrian plane dropped a bomb on a meeting of jihadi fighters that triggered secondary explosions in a storage depot, releasing a toxic cloud of chemicals that killed civilians nearby.

One might assume that an alternative narrative of the events would be of great interest to the media, given that Donald Trump approved a military strike on Syria based on the official narrative. Hersh’s version suggests that Trump acted against the intelligence advice he received from his own officials, in a highly dangerous move that not only grossly violated international law but might have dragged Assad’s main ally, Russia, into the fray. The Syrian arena has the potential to trigger a serious confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers.

But in fact, the western media were supremely uninterested in the story. Hersh, once considered the journalist’s journalist, went hawking his investigation around the U.S. and UK media to no avail. In the end, he could find a home for his revelations only in Germany, in the publication Welt am Sonntag.

There are a couple of possible, though unlikely, reasons all English-language publications ignored Hersh’s story. Maybe they had evidence his inside intelligence was wrong. If so, they have yet to provide it. A rebuttal would require acknowledging Hersh’s story, and none seems willing to do that.

Or maybe the media thought it was old news and would no longer interest their readers. It would be difficult to sustain such an interpretation, but at least it has an air of plausibility—except for everything that has happened since Hersh published last Sunday. His story has spawned two clear “spoiler” responses from those desperate to uphold the official narrative. Hersh’s revelations may have been entirely uninteresting to the western media, but strangely they have sent Washington into crisis mode.

Of course, no U.S. official has addressed Hersh’s investigation directly, which might have drawn attention to it and forced western media to reference it. Instead, Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection. That alone should raise the alarm that we are being manipulated, not informed.

The first spoiler, made in the immediate wake of Hersh’s story, was statements from the Pentagon and White House warning that the U.S. had evidence Assad was planning yet another chemical attack on his people and that Washington would respond harshly if he did so.

Here is how the Guardian reported the U.S. threats:

The U.S. said on Tuesday that it had observed preparations for a possible chemical weapons attack at a Syrian air base allegedly involved in a sarin attack in April following a warning from the White House that the Syrian regime would ‘pay a heavy price’ for further use of the weapons.

On Friday, the second spoiler emerged. Two unnamed diplomats “confirmed” that a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had found that some of the victims from Khan Sheikhoun showed signs of poisoning by sarin or sarin-like substances.

There are obvious reasons to be mighty suspicious of these stories. The findings of OPCW were already known and had been discussed for some time. There was absolutely nothing newsworthy about them.

There are also well-known problems with the findings. There was no “chain of custody”—neutral oversight—of the bodies that were presented to the organization in Turkey, as Scott Ritter, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, has noted. Any number of interested parties could have contaminated the bodies before they reached OPCW. For that reason, OPCW has not concluded that the Assad regime was responsible for the traces of sarin. In the world of real news, only such a finding—that Assad was responsible—should have made the OPCW report interesting again to the media.

Similarly, by going public with their threats against Assad, the Pentagon and White House did not increase the deterrence on Assad, making it less likely he would use gas in the future. That could have been achieved much more effectively with private warnings to the Russians, who have massive leverage over Assad. These new warnings were meant not for Assad but for western publics, to bolster the official narrative that Hersh’s investigation had thrown into doubt.

In fact, the U.S. threats increase, rather than reduce, the chances of a new chemical weapons attack. Other anti-Assad actors now have a strong incentive to use chemical weapons in false-flag operation to implicate Assad, knowing that the U.S. has committed itself to intervention. On any reading, the U.S. statements were reckless—or malicious—in the extreme and likely to bring about the exact opposite of what they were supposed to achieve.

But beyond this, there was something even more troubling about these two stories. That these official claims were published so unthinkingly in major outlets is bad enough. But what is unconscionable is the media’s continuing blackout of Hersh’s investigation when it speaks directly to the two latest news reports.

No serious journalist could write up either story, according to any accepted norms of journalistic practice, and not make reference to Hersh’s claims. They are absolutely relevant to these stories. In fact, more than that, the intelligence sources he cites are not only relevant but are the reason these two stories have been suddenly propelled to the top of the news agenda.

Any publication that has covered either the White House-Pentagon threats or the rehashing of the OPCW report and has not mentioned Hersh’s revelations is writing nothing less than propaganda in service of a western foreign policy agenda trying to bring about the illegal overthrow of the Syrian government. And so far that appears to include every single U.S. and UK mainstream newspaper and TV station.



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          Protests in India Against 'Cow-Protecting' Vigilantes Succeed in Breaking Prime Minister's Silence   
Do some Indian lives matter more than others? The Modi government seems to think so.

On June 29, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gave a long-awaited (though mild) admonishment of violent “cow protection” vigilantes who have been let loose in the streets of India, on its trains, buses and village and city public spaces, lynching Indians (almost always Muslims or Dalits, members of the lowest caste). Modi, who is normally outspoken, has previously been mum on the spate of killings, conveying an overall climate of immunity to murderous mobs. What appears to have broken this studied silence are the spontaneous protests that finally erupted all over India and coalesced on July 28 when citizens, including celebrities, in 12 cities took over public squares and promenades after a spontaneous call by Delhi-based filmmaker Saba Dewan in a Facebook post.

Though they took some time in coming, the protests appear to have had their desired effect, temporarily at least. Not only has Modi spoken, but the normally distanced Indian commercial television channels have given space to this democratic expression of outrage.

The immediate provocation was the lynching of a Muslim teenager named Junaid Khan on a train, shortly after it departed from Delhi. The men who stabbed Junaid also left his brothers seriously injured. The incident occurred on June 23, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan), when the auspicious Alvida Namaaz(prayers) are read and which has a special significance for the devout.

At SabrangIndia, we reported the train incident following an unusually prompt press release from the Communist Party of India, whose politbureau members had visited the site of the incident. We commented in our report that India would soon need its very own “Lynch Calendar.” What we could not report until three days later was that on the same Friday, some 1,088 kilometers away in Chatra Jharkhand, 24-year-old Mohammad Salman was shot and killed in cold blood by men in uniform who simply entered his home, shoved him outside and ordered their subordinates to commit the crime.

In the same eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, there have been a spate of horrific killings, including lynchings, that still haunt public memory—particularly the March 2016 hangings of dairy farmers Mazloom Ansari and 12-year-old Imteyaz Khan in a deserted public village. What has faded away from the current outrage and even the media commentary is the fact that the National Commission for Minorities (a statutory body set up specifically to protect the rights of minorities) had been compelled to send a team to investigate.

The report of the Commission severely indicted the Jharkhand police and the political class for failing to “rein in the cow protection groups who are taking law into their own hands.” The NCM also recorded in its report that “Deep and widespread communalisation of sections of the Jharkhand police force, and slogans like ‘go to Pakistan’ were frequently used by the local police against the Muslims, pointing toward a larger communalisation of the state police.” That report was from May 2016. Today the NCM stands discredited with political appointments by the Modi government who have put into position representatives who have no background in terms of autonomy and rights and are simply toeing a majoritarian government’s line.

Noted activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her 2008 NCM Award on Tuesday, making a strong public statement. She said in her open letter:

“I am returning it [the award] in the memory of the innumerable innocent victims lynched by marauding mobs. Mob Lynching of Muslims and Islamophobia have taken over India. Even before the community can mourn its dead, the next incident takes place. There is an atmosphere of fear and terror. Under the present Government, the marginalization of minority groups has become the norm.

“The design of turning India into a Hindu Rashtra [nation], which began decades ago with calling Muslims dirty, having too many children and being illiterate moved on to excluding them from residential spaces, targeting them as terrorists, has now reached its pinnacle where all public spaces and all means of livelihood are becoming unsafe for the Muslim community.

“Similar to Hitler’s Germany, Muslims are being projected as the biggest enemy of the state and the people of the country. There is legitimization of the communal ideology by the State and the media, [which] has led to acceptance of prejudices and stereotyping without questioning them in popular consciousness, deep infiltration of hate in the minds and hearts of ordinary people and apathy on the part of a large section of the society especially ‘educated’ middle classes.”

The list of assaults is gruesome: The Muslim Maulvi (cleric) who was beaten in April 2017, on a day supposedly important for devout Hindus (Ram Navmi, the birthdate of Lord Ram), in Jharkhand; the beating death of cattle farmer Pehlu Khan from Mewat while he was on agrarian business in Alwar Rajasthan in April 2017; or the lynch mob murder of political activist Zafar Hussain of the Communist Party of India, also in Rajasthan. Each of these murders is happening in the name of faith by the mob proponents of the Hindu nation, who believe the cow to be more precious than human life. The militarized march to a Hindu nation is laden with such dutiful tasks as cleansing the nation of the “dirty,” be it Dalits, Christians, Muslims or Communists.

Countries around the world need to better understand this: If the protests on June 28 drew Indians out of a numb fear that appeared to have gripped even opponents to this ideal, they need to continue and intensify. At the first instance of such an episode in September 2015, a similar dam of protest had broken. Writers led by the eminent Nayantara Sahgal returned their national awards in a powerful protest that embarassed the Modi government and put it on the defensive. Dozens of writers in over a dozen Indian languages, all winners of awards and powerful cultural commentators in their own right, followed by filmmakers, joined in this powerful symbolic protest. But life went on, and the killings continued. It would be tedious to list all the dead, and the circumstances in which they were lynched—most for rumors or frenzied hysteria about transporting cows or bullocks or eating beef, some for marrying a Hindu.

What is crucial to emphasize is the chain of command of culpability in this climate of impunity and lynchings. They began after the Modi government came to power and were aided and abetted by those in power within the government who spewed venom against Indian Muslims and Christians even while holding senior constitutional posts. They were further emboldened when governments run by the same party Modi represents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed unconstitutional “beef laws” to curtail the slaughter, consumption and transportation of beef. They got greater pats on the back when their parent organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), spoke of the Holy Cow and its protection. The nail in the coffin was the recently introduced ban on the sale of cattle passed by the Modi government.

Indian newspapers have extensively reported recently, as they also did a year ago, that despite Modi’s apparent regrets about the lynchings, in his previous position as Gujarat chief minister, he was a firm proponent not just of cow protection, but against beef exports. The Indian Express recalls Modi statements of 2013, 2012 and 2014, when he attacked the previous Congress-led government for allowing the export of beef. That politicians indulge in the proverbial doublespeak, before and after a campaign, is only part of the problem. The other is more substantive.

As I have argued:

“For years now, since distributions of trishulsthrough trishul dikshaprogrammes, since violent arms trainings by the RSS and Bajrang Dal, since the terror unleashed by the Mobs on the Street—ever available at the blow of the metamorphical whistle—be it the Mob that lynched Christians (there were over 75 attacks between 1999 and 2002 documented by the All India Christian Union and published by Communalism Combat)or the Mob that attacked Naroda Patiya or Gulberg Society or Odh or Sardarpura villages (Gujarat 2002) or the Mob terror unleashed in Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut (September 2013)—we have been arguing, with and to the political class and law enforcement agencies: treat Mob terror and Bomb Terror on Par. Do not look at these equally debilitating and vicious kinds of violence that impact innocent lives, differently.”

When there is the terror of the mob attacking a neighborhood, or lynching people, there is a section of the populace, including law enforcement, that participates through its silence, simply looking on. It is this majority participation, through the silence of complicity, that ensures selective outrage and token utterances from the powerful. No wonder then that the Modis, and the Venkaiah Naidus and even law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad only speak selectively and occasionally. Do some Indian lives matter more than others?

Unfortunately it seems that they do. The killers of Mohammad Ayub in Gujarat, lynched on the eve of Modi’s visit to his home state, were given bail by the higher courts; the killers of Mazloom Ansari and Imiteyaz in Latehar also got out on bail six months ago. On the other hand, those accused, even falsely, of acts of bomb terror do not get bail, often until the final acquittal. They remain incarcerated. This imbalance, even prejudice or bias—privileging mob terror over bomb terror—must stop. The Indian establishment must look at them as two sides of the same coin, or else we are perpetrating an injustice of our own.

That the numbness has finally broken is a good beginning, even if it comes somewhat late. It needs to go further, however, to assert, again and again, in public discourse, that mob terror is as vicious as bomb terror, and to ensure that every police station, every district collector, every railway policeman functions as the Indian Constitution requires him to, with equality before the law and non-discrimination as his credo.

To end with hope, it’s worth reproducing this Facebook post from a mother, which went viral on Thursday. With the picture of an Indian woman holding the holy book of India, its Constitution, she writes:


Junaid was lynched by a mob of cruel human beings. I don’t care what religion those lynchers belonged to. Nor do I care what religion Junaid belonged to. I only care about one thing. A group of mean, cruel human beings killed a teenager and assaulted three other young men brutally!
Junaid was 16.
My elder son will turn 16 next year.
My heart breaks for Junaid’s mother.
Not only did a group of cruel human beings kill Junaid, another group of cruel human beings egged them on. Junaid was also killed by those cruel people who witnessed the insanity & chose to remain silent.
There are some cruel people who justify this lynching.
Yes! Hate allows for all sorts of justification.
There has been a long list of these lynchings. It has become so common that no one talks about it. Nobody asks questions about what happened to the perpetrators. Whether they were caught & given the strictest punishment or whether they were released to unleash more violence!
I cannot fathom how anyone can kill unarmed, innocent human beings!
I cannot fathom how people can justify this horrific violence!
Instead of taking law into their own hands why are police complaints not made?
Is it because the lynch mob knows that there is no reason behind what they have done?
All they want to do is to kill in the name of hate.
Whichever religion, ideology, language, ethnicity you belong to, lynching done in any name cannot be condoned!
We’ve suffered so many riots, terrorist attacks, pogroms, lynchings but we haven’t learnt anything.
The bottom line is that innocent human beings become the target of that hate. They are usually poor. They are usually those who are incapable of fighting back. It is really too, too disheartening.
Innocence dies when hate rules!
I cannot be a part of those who encourage hate.
I was with the Ekta Manch marching from Parel to Azad Maidan singing “Hum hongey kaamyaab….” to promote brotherhood between fellow citizens of all faiths in 1993 after the horrendous riots followed by the heinous bomb blasts in Mumbai.
I marched to the Gateway of India to protest the utter failure & crass mishandling of 26/11 by the then Congress Govt in the State and the Centre in 2008.
I supported the Anna Hazare anti corruption movement when he waged the civil battle against the UPA 2 Govt at the Centre.
I was vocal about women’s safety after the horrendous rape & murder of Jyoti Singh as well as Pallavi Purkayastha as well as the sickening hacking of Swathi.
Today I stand firmly against the lynch mentality that has an active political patronage in our country.
I do not belong to any political party. I am a citizen of one of the finest democracies in the World. That is why it is so important for all of us to respect & protect the tenets of our Constitution.
I, as a proud citizen of India, do not conform to the views of anyone who actively or passively supports this lynching.
My allegiance lies with the Constitution of India.
If the Govt or any other body does anything to undermine the basic tenets of democracy in our country, I will vocally oppose it.
I so wanted to be a part of the peaceful civil protest at Carter Road today but I can’t. But I will not be a part of this hate!
I do not want my children to inherit this hate.
I will not have the blood of innocents on my hands.





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          Washington lawmakers continue overtime   
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington lawmakers will continue their overtime work after efforts to reach agreement on a capital budget ended in acrimony in the Senate overnight....
          Excessive force lawsuit against deputy, county dismissed   
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed an excessive force lawsuit brought by the family of a man fatally shot by police during a February 2014 traffic stop....
          'Looming access crisis' threatens risky outdoor activities, climbers warn   
Risky outdoor activities that are part of the Kiwi way of life may be closed down by new health and safety laws, climbers are warning. The NZ Alpine Club has raised the alarm as local councils review access to cliffs used by rock...
           Chinese woman accuses wealthy couple of sexual abuse    
Hongxia Wang, 57, filed a lawsuit claiming Dr Derek Enlander and his now-deceased wife, Caron, lured her into their New York home and forced her into years of manual labor and sexual abuse.
           Former Brazil lawmaker released from prison    
SAO PAULO (AP) - A former Brazilian lawmaker arrested last month in a corruption case has been released from prison and placed under house arrest.Supreme...
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           WIMBLEDON '17: Murray eyes 3rd title; Williams won't defend    
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          US Grenfell Tower cladding firm faces lawsuit from shareholders as market value falls   
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          Gadfly Bites 6/30/17 - The return of "intestinal fortitude"   
  1. After the departure of its high-profile leader in the recent past, FutureReady Columbus is still trying to get itself ready for the present day. The organization was born as a big ticket, partner-fueled initiative to help Columbus students get the best possible education. While the dollars and the big-name partners still seem to be in place, the unexpected need to do a second leader search has required them to slow their roll and to significantly shrink their focus. (Columbus Dispatch, 6/29/17) A similar organization in Toledo appears to have had a similar trajectory. Take your time, people. I’m sure it’s fine. (Toledo Blade, 6/29/17)
  2. So, what’s up with that ongoing kerfuffle between the state’s largest online school and the Ohio Department of Education? And the State Board of Education? And the court system? And StateAuditor Man!? And the court of public opinion? And the Ohio Attorney General? And several newspapers around the state? Well, I’m glad you asked, but you might not be. You can check out updates on the fast-moving situation from the Plain Dealer (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/29/17), and the Dispatch (Columbus Dispatch, 6/29/17), and the Plain Dealer (again) for everything you might have wanted to know (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/29/17). But don’t come complaining to me if your head hurts afterward. And it ain’t over yet either.
  3. Editors in Youngstown opined today in favor of at least some part of the above situation. The part where the state board of ed voted to ask politely for some money back. (Youngstown Vindicator, 6/30/17)
  4. Elsewhere in Youngstown, at least one member of the district’s elected board has been busy with some research on CEO Krish Mohip, and appears confident enough in what he has found (related to Mohip’s previous work in Chicago) that he reached out to the Vindy with deets. The Land of Intestinal Fortitude, indeed. Fun fact: while it’s not noted in this piece, this story has links to Lorain’s CEO-style Academic Distress Commission as well. Two-fer! (Youngstown Vindicator, 6/30/17)
  5. Folks in Dayton City Schools are high-fiving all over the place in response to their preliminary state test score data. It’s not final, but proficiency rates appear to be up a bit over last year’s numbers in most subjects in the district’s elementary and middle schools. Bad news – overall proficiency still stinks (highest percentage I saw on any of the tests was 38) and high school proficiency rates declined pretty much across the board. I guess when you’re at rock bottom, anything is a win, but if it were me I wouldn’t be writing the new advertising slogan just yet. “It’s a fairly good time to be a third grader in Dayton City Schools; everybody else hang on!” probably sounds better in a board meeting than it does on a billboard. (Dayton Daily News, 6/30/17)

          The get-up-to-speed-guide on the school voucher debate   

With a choice-friendly President and Secretary of Education now in office, private school choice programs have been cast into the national spotlight. This week has been no different: On Monday, researchers released two major studies on vouchers—one on Indiana’s program, the other on Louisiana’s—and the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that may have implications for choice programs across this nation.

Among other things, this means that the debate on private school choice has moved from the periphery of the education policy conversation to center stage. As a result, some of you may be joining the conversation for the first time. As a long-time participant in the voucher wars, we at the Fordham Institute thought it might be helpful to offer a get-up-to-speed guide featuring some of our “greatest hits” on the topic.

We’ve arranged it around four questions:

  1. What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?
  2. What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?
  3. How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?
  4. What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?

Boosting student outcomes remains a key goal of private-school choice. While Fordham isn’t a program evaluator per se, we’ve been proud to assist and support several important empirical analyses on the impacts of vouchers on both participants and pupils in public schools. Back in the early 2000s, we helped support an experimental study of a privately funded scholarship program in Dayton. The analysis found that African American participants made significant progress (more so in reading). Fast forward almost a decade: Ohio lawmakers had enacted a statewide voucher program known as EdChoice. In 2008, Fordham and a number other groups released an early study offering evidence that vouchers may have improved public schools as competition increased. Eight years later, we released a rigorous analysis of EdChoice by David Figlio. His study would corroborate the “competitive effects” finding, though he also found that voucher students themselves lost ground on state tests. As we’ve discussed, however, the participant analysis has several limitations that should be kept in mind. For an accessible overview of this study, see Dr. Figlio’s slide deck presented at our February event on voucher research.

What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?

One of the central, thorniest policy questions of private-school choice programs is whether and how to hold them accountable for results. In 2009, we interviewed twenty top thinkers on choice and accountability. They offered a variety of perspectives on matters such as testing and transparency around those results; financial disclosures; and whether low-performing private schools should be stripped of their ability to enroll scholarship students. In the end, we suggested a “sliding scale” approach—private schools with more voucher students would face closer scrutiny than those with just a handful. Five years later, we released a policy toolkit aimed at state legislators wrestling with accountability in voucher or scholarship programs. Our recommendations insisted on protecting private schools’ freedoms, while holding them accountable for student outcomes (again on a sliding scale). In a couple follow-up blog posts, we continued to make the case that choice, done well, requires accountability for student learning. We noted earlier this year that as scholarship programs have expanded, states have indeed put into place reasonable accountability provisions, debunking one of critics’ favorite claims—that voucher-accepting schools are “unaccountable.”

How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?

Not every private school decides to admit scholarship students when given the opportunity. Why do some schools participate, while others decline? In Red Tape or Red Herring, we surveyed private-school leaders to find out which policies weigh most heavily on this decision. Most respondents cite regulations that restrict admissions or religious practices as deterrents, while just a minority felt that testing discourages participation. The overwhelming majority said they were motivated by the opportunity to “expand their mission to their community.” Our case study of five Ohio private schools also reveals that vouchers are seen as a way to reach more families. Yet the school leaders also are candid about the challenges of maintaining a culture of high expectations, while working on shoestring budgets. Similar themes are echoed in a Fordham report that looked inside Catholic voucher-accepting schools in Milwaukee.

What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

This all brings us to the burning question of the day, at least for Beltway policy wonks: Should there be a federal private-school choice initiative—and what should it look like? On these questions, we’ve got you covered. Just two days before President Trump’s inauguration, we co-hosted an event that debated three options for a federal private-school choice program. Throughout February, we published the views of a dozen top-notch experts in our fourth annual “Wonkathon.” We crowned a quartet from the Foundation for Excellence in Education as our “wisest wonks” in this competition, having won a popular vote for the most persuasive proposal. In February and April, we at Fordham co-hosted events that continued to explore issues in a potential federal choice program, from both research and policy angles. After weighing the competing arguments, Mike expressed his skepticism about the wisdom of a big new federal tax credit scholarship program.


Needless to say, we at the Education Gadfly have logged countless hours and spilled much ink wrestling with the issues around private school choice. We’ve done everything from commenting on presidential candidate Al Gore’s position on vouchers to penning editorials in newspapers to testifying before legislators in our home state of Ohio. We’ll continue to be relentless in advocating for thriving private schools that are accessible to families of all backgrounds. We certainly don’t have all the answers to get us there, but we hope you’ll consider joining us in this effort.


Fordham reports

Marshall Allen, “Public Support for Catholic Schools” in Scott Hamilton (ed.) Who Will Save America’s Urban Public Schools (2008); Chester E. Finn, Jr., et al, When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What’s the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs? (2009); David Stuit and Sy Doan, School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring? (2012); Ellen Belcher, Pluck and Tenacity: How Five Private Schools in Ohio Have Adapted to Vouchers (2014); Fordham Institute, Public Accountability and Private-School Choice: A Policy Toolkit (2014); David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik, Evaluation of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program: Selection, Competition, and Performance Effects (2016).

Fordham commentary

Michael Petrilli, “The problem with ‘bad voucher schools aren’t a problem,’” (2014); Michael Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr., “The two tracks of school reform,” (2014); Michael Petrilli, “Vouchers have changed. Maybe your position should change, too” (2017); Michael Petrilli and Richard Kahlenberg, “Two experts debate whether public funds should be used to support private school vouchers” (2017); Aaron Churchill, “Don’t neglect vouchers’ competitive effects” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The Fordham Institute’s 2017 Wonkathon: The $20 billion school choice edition” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A new federal push on private school choice?” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A $20 billion school choice tax credit program: Yes, maybe, how so?” (2017); Chad L. Aldis, “Testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The three miracles required for Donald Trump to become the patron saint of school choice” (2017).

          Three ways to improve Ohio’s ESSA Plan   

In early June, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released an updated draft of its ESSA plan for public comment. The department had initially intended to submit its plan earlier this spring, but after heavy pressure, state officials decided to delay submission until September. The most important part of the document is its description of the state’s proposed school accountability and intervention policies. We believe that Ohio’s plan does a good job meeting both federal and state requirements.

Still, Ohio should aim for excellence, if not perfection. Allow me to identify three improvements worthy of consideration before ODE submits its plan to the U.S. Department of Education. These are sections that ODE could likely tweak without running afoul of federal or state law.

Eliminate the Chronic Absenteeism indicator (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs—Indicators; lines 428-512)

ODE proposes using Chronic Absenteeism as a new report-card measure to comply with ESSA’s requirement for an indicator of School Quality or Student Success. This is a mistake. While related to student learning, absenteeism is not itself an outcome measure, which should form the basis of school accountability. Attendance should be viewed more akin to an “input” measure, like student demographics; as the Ohio Auditor of State writes, “attendance is merely an input over which schools have minimal control.” In addition, to maintain the integrity of the indicator, a robust process may need to be in place to verify schools’ attendance data. Audits of attendance data have revealed unintentional errors or intentional manipulation of records under what the Auditor has called an “honor system” of district attendance reporting. A recent Plain Dealer article notes that the district with Ohio’s highest chronic absenteeism rate claims an error was likely made in the data. For these reasons, ODE might consider other options to comply with ESSA’s School Quality indicator, such as using only its Prepared for Success component (for high schools) or perhaps data from its Achievement component (such as “indicators met” which would cover almost all schools).

Identify the bottom 5 percent of schools for “comprehensive support”—and no more (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs, Subpart 4; lines 224-233).

ESSA requires states to identify a minimum of 5 percent of schools as low-performing and in need of comprehensive support—i.e., some form of state intervention. Ohio should affirm that it will identify, per the federal minimum requirement, the bottom 5 percent of schools. But ODE should also make clearer how it plans to identify comprehensive schools—the draft only refers to the use of the summative rating system. It does not indicate whether the total number of points earned by a school, or whether the overall A-F letter grades themselves will lead to identification of comprehensive schools. ODE should use the point system that drives the A-F ratings, not the summative ratings. That’s because the number of F-rated schools may exceed the 5 percent target. Using the points system, however, would allow ODE to identify just the bottom 5 percent. By limiting the number of comprehensive-support schools, the state could better focus its resources on the organizational changes necessary to improve Ohio’s lowest performing schools. It may also discourage state policymakers from lowering the bar just to have fewer schools assigned F’s and placed under state oversight.

Eliminate the Watch category of schools from the ESSA Plan (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs, Subpart 4; lines 319-337).

Under ESSA, Ohio must identify two groups of schools as in need of improvement (“comprehensive” and “targeted” support schools). But ODE’s plan goes beyond these categories and identifies a third group of low-performing schools called “watch” schools. The basis for this identification is found in state, not federal, law, and ODE may not need to include Watch schools in its plan to comply with ESSA. In the coming days, Ohio lawmakers should consider eliminating or modifying the state law that allows ODE and the State Board to identify Watch schools and subject them to school improvement plans. Under federal law, Ohio must already intervene in schools with low-performing subgroups, i.e., “targeted” support schools. The Watch category goes further—perhaps a step too far—by identifying even more schools for intervention based on subgroup performance. It’s unlikely that ODE has the capacity to support in a meaningful way so many schools for improvement.


ODE’s ESSA plan should simply describe how it intends to meet federal requirements within the state accountability framework. In the areas noted above, ODE could dial back or clarify its compliance with ESSA before submitting the plan to federal officials. Each of these suggestions has the potential to reduce the administrative burdens—while maintaining accountability for outcomes—and free Buckeye educators to focus on students. 

          Same-sex marriage campaigners urge law change in Northern Ireland   
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK and Ireland where the practice remains outlawed.
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          On This Day   
2nd July

862 – St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester died.

1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4.

1777 – Vermont became the first American territory to abolish slavery.

1839 - 53 African slaves being transported to Cuba on the Spanish merchant ship La Amistad revolted against their captors led by Joseph Cinque.

1850 – The self-contained gas mask was patented by Benjamin J. Lane.

1853 – The Russian Army invaded Turkey, beginning the Crimean War.

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually died on September 19.

1897 – Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtained a patent for radio in London.

1900 - The world's first rigid airship was demonstrated by Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1937 - U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported lost over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. They were never heard from again.

1961 - Author Ernest Hemingway, 61, shot himself at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

1966 – The French military exploded a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.

1976 – North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunited to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1976 - The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.

1990 - A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel at the Muslim holy city of Mecca during the annual Hajj killed 1,426 pilgrims.

1993 - South African President F.W de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela announced that South Africa's first election open to all races would be April 27, 1994.

1994 - The Colombian soccer player who inadvertently scored a goal for the United States, contributing to his team's loss in World Cup competition, was shot to death in Medellin, Colombia.

1997 – James Stewart died.

2005 - Egypt's new ambassador to Iraq was abducted in Baghdad, reportedly by Al-Qaida. He was later murdered.

2008 – Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages were rescued by the Colombian armed forces, she had been held for six and a half years.

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          'Acts of heroism' shine amid the horror of New York hospital shooting - CNN   


'Acts of heroism' shine amid the horror of New York hospital shooting
(CNN) They wasted little time in keeping patients safe when a disgruntled former employee opened fire Friday at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Hospital staffers rushed to shelter the patients inside rooms and barricade the doors.
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          Trump proves to be an unreliable ally to Republicans in the health-care fight - Washington Post   

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Trump proves to be an unreliable ally to Republicans in the health-care fight
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          New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown - Washington Post   

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New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown
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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub ...
New Jersey government shuts down in budget standoffCNN
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          Ogenyi Onazi & Raheem Lawal Step Out For Ahmed Musa’s Traditional Wedding   

Super Eagles player Ahmed Musa is having his traditional wedding today. Pictured above are his friends Ogenyi Onazi,Raheem Lawal and others stepping out for his wedding

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          Boy Sells Father’s Vehicles Worth N7.5m For N350,000 –NDLEA   

A boy whose name was withheld has reportedly sold his father’s two cars, a Lexus and a 4Runner worth N7.5 million for N350,000 in Umuahia, Abia State, due to his involvement in illicit drugs. The Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abia State, Mr. Akingbade Bamidele, stated this when he spoke at the […]

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          Olukoya Ogungbeje: “Why I Am Defending Evans, The Kidnapper” — Lagos Lawyer   

Lagos lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has justified his decision to defend suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, in court. Ogungbeje has come under public criticisms for accepting the brief to seek freedom for Evans from police detention, or have him charged to court, weeks after his arrest. Nigerians had taken to the media to condemn […]

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          Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light   
The propagation of light in a transparent medium is associated with the transfer of atomic mass density.

In a recent publication, Aalto University researchers show that in a transparent medium each photon is accompanied by an atomic mass density wave. The optical force of the photon sets the medium atoms in motion and makes them carry 92% of the total momentum of light, in the case of silicon.

The novel discovery solves the centennial momentum paradox of light. In the literature, there has existed two different values for the momentum of light in the transparent medium. Typically, these values differ by a factor of ten and this discrepancy is known as the momentum paradox of light. The difference between the momentum values is caused by neglecting the momentum of atoms moving with the light pulse.

To solve the momentum paradox the authors prove that the special theory of relativity requires an extra atomic density to travel with the photon. In related classical computer simulations, they use optical force field and Newton´s second law to show that a wave of increased atomic mass density is propagating through the medium with the light pulse.

The mass transfer leads to splitting of the total momentum of light into two components. The fields’ share of momentum is equal to the Abraham momentum while the total momentum, which includes also the momentum of atoms driven forward by the optical force, is equal to the Minkowski momentum.

”Since our work is theoretical and computational it must be still verified experimentally, before it can become a standard model of light in a transparent medium. Measuring the total momentum of a light pulse is not enough but one also has to measure the transferred atomic mass. This should be feasible using present interferometric and microscopic techniques and common photonic materials”, researcher Mikko Partanen says.

See the video: Photon mass drag and the momentum of light in a medium

Potential interstellar applications of the discovery

The researchers are working on potential optomechanical applications enabled by the optical shock wave of atoms predicted by the new theory. However, the theory applies not only to transparent liquids and solids but also to dilute interstellar gas. Using a simple kinematic consideration it can be shown that the energy loss caused by the mass transfer effect becomes for dilute interstellar gas proportional to the photon energy and distance travelled by light.

“This prompts for further simulations with realistic parameters for interstellar gas density, plasma properties and temperature. Presently the Hubble’s law is explained by Doppler shift being larger from distant stars. This effectively supports the hypothesis of expanding universe. In the mass polariton theory of light this hypothesis is not needed since redshift becomes automatically proportional to the distance from the star to the observer”, explains Professor Jukka Tulkki.

Research article: Mikko Partanen, Teppo Häyrynen, Jani Oksanen, and Jukka Tulkki. Photon mass drag and the momentum of light in a medium. Physical Review A 95. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.063850

More information:

Mikko Partanen
Doctoral Candidate
Aalto University

Jukka Tulkki
Aalto University
tel. +358 50 520 4360

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          Trump, GOP lawmakers struggle with messaging   
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          Senate health care bill still up in the air as lawmakers go home for holiday   

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          Married at 8, Rajasthan woman scripts NEET success story 13 Years Later   

She was married off at the young age of eight, however that never deterred Rupa Yadav from pursuing her dream of turning into a doctor. Presently 21, she has secured an all-India rank of 2,612 – scoring 603 marks in the current year’s National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).

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Her husband and brother by marriage, both ranchers, additionally supported her all along, even driving an auto to meet the education costs, disregarding villagers’ disparaging remarks.

Born into a poverty-ridden farmer’s home in Kareri town of Jaipur region, Ms Yadav, then a student of class III, and her senior sister Rukma, were married to Shankarlal, who was then 12, and his elder sibling Babulal, respectively.

After her class X exams, in which she scored 84% marks, her better half and brother -in-law helped her continue her studies.

Ms Yadav continued to excel again scoring 84% in class XII exam, and managed household chores at the same time.

The same year, she enlisted herself for a B Sc course and furthermore showed up for the AIPMT examination, securing an all India rank of 23,000. “Despite the fact that I didn’t qualify for a good government medical college, the AIPMT marks encouraged my better half and brother – in-law to send me to Kota for preparing for MBBS entrance test,” Ms Yadav said.

A year ago she showed up for NEET yet fell short of achieving her goal. The next year, with a scholarship from her coaching institute, she at last cleared the hurdle.

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          Apple tree disease identification help   

 Two of our 4 year apple trees have developed worrying signs of disease.

Kidds orange - this tree had a branch which looked cankerous last year, and this was removed. The tree split this summer with the weight of apples and now an area of  the bark just above the split seems blistered and discoloured.

The other tree is Epicure, and has developed a series of vertical splits in the bark near the ground. 


Both trees look otherwise healthy and bore a lot of apples this year.

Any help appreciated


 We have 3 pear trees planted 2010 as 3 yr old trees. This year all three have black spots and lesions concentrated along the central rib of the leaves. Virtually all the leaves are affected. The worst affected tree also has black areas on the new growth shoots, which look like they are all dying. There are small cracked and peeling areas on the bark of all the trees, nothing oozing from them. We have searched the RHS book on Pests and Diseases but are at a loss to identify.

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          Comment on LawBreakers heads to PS4 and PS4 Pro, running at 60fps on both by Zaur   
looks like 720p in beta.
          Lawn/Landscape Care/Mowing/Maintenance/Technician - $45/Hour - Yardly - Calgary, AB   
Business license (Optional). Chasing customers to collect payments. In Edmonton alone, it now has *_over 1,000 customers and has completed over 5,000 service... $45 an hour
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          Comment on Letting Go of Someone Else’s Memories by Boni   
I'll TRY to avoid hyperbole by not saying that this is the bane of my existence...but this is definitely a thorn in my side. My husbands side of the family (both his mom's and dad's!) loves to ceremoniously give random little items to their children, spouses and grandchildren with a story that goes with them about great aunt so and so, or great grandpa, etc. I have a single spoon from a silver set that was split 48 ways, a glass that grandma loved to drink out of as a child that she battled her cousin to get at the estate meeting, a very old outdated apron, a ragged hand towel, random clip on jewelry, and so forth. It's getting worse and I'm not allowed to give it away, I'll be breaking up the family!!! (Sister-in-law's words) It's driving me mad, and I'm throwing away extra stuff of mine to make space for these random items that I don't remember the story on (seriously, there are over 2 dozen stories at this point that I should remember about people I didn't know existed) . I can't stand it.

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          Part-Time Merchandiser - Lawrence Merchandising - Pennsville, NJ   
What is a Retail Merchandiser? Watch this brief video for more information about the Merchandiser position. As a Part time Merchandiser, you will help ensure...
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          Outsunny 10x10ft Easy Pop-up Canopy Party Tent Sunshade Shelter w/Slant Leg    

This Outsunny 10x10ft slant leg shelter is the perfect pop up tent for beach, backyard, lawn or even flea market stall. Constructed with the rust free steel frame in superior strength and UV resistant oxford roof for harmful rays blocking. The canopy offers a lightweight design and telescoping legs that easily snap in place for quick set up and take-down. Carrying bag for easy storage and transport.

● 10x10ft easy pop up canopy, perfect for beach, patio, backyard or even flea market use
● Sturdy steel frame in white powder coated prevents chipping, peeling, etc
● UV and water resistant oxford canopy with silver coated blocks the harmful rays and light rain
● Adjustable height with the telescoping legs to meet the specific need
● 4 pull ropes and 8 ground nails add the extra stability
● Lightweight and portable, fits into most car trunks for easy transportation
● Quick and easy set up and take down, NO tools required

● 1 x carrying bag
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● Material: Steel, Oxford Cloth
● Colour: White
● Overall Size: 9.8x9.8ft
● Eave Height: 6.6ft
● Top Height: 7.9ft
● Net Weight: 20.2lbs

Regular Price: CA$179.99

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          AG Madigan, 9 other AGs issue FOIA requests regarding fed govt’s immigration policies, enforcement   
Lisa Madigan is at it again, supporting illegals and largely ignoring the rest of us, whose presence in the country isn't against the law.
          Comment on European Court Orders That A Terminally Baby Be Put To Death, The Parents Say They Can Take The Child To America To Be Cured But The Court Orders That The Child Must Die by David W   
Europe is not alone in its oppressive laws. Cali passed a law to legalize euthanasia. So far 117 terminally ill people have died under this sick socialist regime. But we have not enforced the death penalty since 2006 for mass murderers and child killers. Oh, wait, the California corrections dept. was required by the courts to spend $8,000,000,000 to provide humane medical care for incarcerated prisoners (25% or more are illegal immigrants with convictions for violent crimes, many involving children). Pot is legal, and semiautomatic rifles require registration. And you need to apply for a permit to buy ammo. But freedom is now defined as legalized pot, taxpayer funded sex changes, taxpayer funded legal services for non-citizens, 13% state income taxes with additional gas taxes for global warming, special protections for LGBT deviants and GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS.
          Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn   

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, but paved the way for its passage by allowing members of her conservative party to vote according to their conscience.

          "California Ordering Inspections At Aging Dams After Crisis"   

"California is ordering immediate spillway inspections at about 70 aging dams that it believes might not be sound enough to protect downstream communities in a flood, a state dam regulator said Wednesday."

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          "California: Senate Passes Package To Offset Trump On Environment"   

"California's Senate yesterday stepped up promised efforts to push back against the Trump administration, passing a package of bills to protect federal standards in the Golden State, even if rules are repealed or softened nationally."

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          Part Time Grocery Night Crew Clerk - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
Each night, our night crew staff receive product deliveries from our distribution centres. Physical manual labour required, must be able to lift in work safe...
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          Part Time BakeryClerk - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
Physical manual labour required, must be able to lift in work safe guidelines. As a bakery clerk, you will be responsible for assisting our customers, preparing...
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          Salad Bar Clerk Part Time - Loblaw Companies Limited - Montague, PE   
Physical manual labour required, must be able to lift in work safe guidelines. Our salad bar clerks work hard to maintain our fresh image by building colourful,...
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          Shooting at Nightclub in Little Rock Injures 28   

A rap concert in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas was engulfed by violence early Saturday morning when dozens of gunshots were fired, leaving 28 people injured. Police, who quickly assured the shooting was not related to terrorism, say the gunfire seems to have broken out as part of a dispute between clubgoers who were attending the concert by Tennessee rapper Finese 2Tymes at the Power Ultra Lounge.

Twenty-five people suffered gunshot wounds and three others had unrelated injuries. Two people remained in critical condition Saturday afternoon but officials said everyone was expected to survive. "By the grace of god, all of the victims are expected to survive," Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said after characterizing the shooting as a “disagreement amongst a small subset of individuals.”

Local law enforcement say the club shooting could be related to a recent surge in violence in the city that has seen several drive-by shootings in recent days. “We certainly feel like there's a possibility there may be a connection,” Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner said.

At least one of the club attendants was filming when shots were fired and posted it on social media. Although it’s difficult to see anything in the video, at least 24 gunshots can be heard over a few seconds.

A message in Finese 2Tymes’ Facebook page offered condolences to the injured. “The violence is not for the club people,” the rapper wrote on his Facebook page in all-caps. “We all come with 1 motive at the end of the day, and that’s to have fun.”

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement of support for the victims and said it was an example of how the violence in the state’s largest city appears to be worsening. “Little Rock's crime problem appears to be intensifying,” Hutchinson said. “Every few days it seems a high-profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning's event. I have spoken this morning with Mayor Stodola and I have offered both my heart felt concern over this senseless violent tragedy and state assets as needed to address the continued threat of violence in our community.”

          Your Lie in April. The Impact We have on Others.   
Most of us struggle with feelings of meaninglessness. Life feels like a grind to gain money. Then we die. We lose touch with why we live, and we fill our time with escapism like anime and manga and video games. Depression’s claws cut deep and hold on. Yet despite this malaise of despair, some souls […]
          Account Manager - Rehab First - Ontario   
Referral customers include personal injury lawyers, insurers, employment/labour lawyers, law clerks, employers, unions, physicians and other regulated health...
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          Oregon lawmakers say community colleges need more money – Statesman Journal   

Bend Bulletin Oregon lawmakers say community colleges need more moneyStatesman JournalThe $44 million lawmakers added will trim back the 10.6 percent tuition increase the University of Oregon adopted for the […]

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