Venus Williams says she is heartbroken by fatal car crash   
Tennis star Venus Williams says she's heartbroken by the death of a man in a two-car crash that a US police report has blamed on her driving, breaking her silence about the fatal accident three weeks after it happened.
          Disgraced former police employee sentenced for stalking mistress   
A FORMER top-ranking employee of Thames Valley Police has been sentenced for stalking his former mistress.
          APPEAL: Missing woman last seen two weeks ago has links to Oxford   
POLICE have appealed for the public's help in finding a missing woman who is believed to have links with Oxford.
          Denver PD: 1 killed in Denver double shooting   

If you have any information regarding this shooting, you are asked to call the Denver Police Department at (720) 913-2000. 

          La DGSN dément la saisie de 17 milliards de centimes à Had Soualem   
Zine El Abdine El Howass, président de la municipalité de Had Soualem (province de Berrechid, région Casablanca-Settat)La Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale (DGSN) a démenti catégoriquement les rumeurs et allégations relayées sur les réseaux sociaux, attribuant à la Brigade Nationale de la Police Judiciaire (BNPJ) la saisie de 17 milliards de centimes dans le domicile d’un député parlementaire poursuivi dans le cadre d’une affaire pénale.
          Fireworks, pot, guns seized days before the 4th   

A woman's 4th of July plans are on hold after police say they found illegal fireworks, pot and guns in her home.

          1 dead after officer-involved shooting in Denver   

One person is dead after a police chase and officer-involved shooting that spanned three jurisdictions Friday morning.

          Cory Gardner sit-in: 10 protesters arrested   

A group of advocates were arrested by Denver police after more 48 hours of protest at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. 

          Vigil tonight for missing Littleton officer   

A vigil will be held Thursday evening for Littleton Police Officer Steven Beare, who remains missing on a Russian mountain as Russian search crews have suspended their efforts for the time being, and the American mountaineer leading the independent search leaves the country Friday.

          Man charged with murder in Ft Collins lake death   

Police arrested a man Wednesday on murder charges for the death of a young woman found dead in Sheldon Lake at Fort Collins City Park last week.

          Man enters Bangkok police station with a big knife   
To save you a minute of your lives, he doesn't kill anyone.
          Police shootout   
          Police Car Crash During High Speed Pursuit   
Trying to dodge a spike strip more at
          Seattle police chase a suspect's vehicle after a drive by shooting   
Police dispatch the call about a shooting. A unit in the area spots it. The full video was over 3 hours long. Editing for your enjoyment
          French police afraid of large group of Arabs angry in Paris   
French police ejected of a arab neighborhood called " Barb`es " the majority of people living here are from Algeria. The people in the video shout " one, two, three, viva l'Alg'erie ( one , two , three viva Algeria ).
          Dirty Hippies Thrown out of Portland City Hall   
High-speed hijinks ensue when the Potland police had enough of a bunch of hippies and Black Lives Matter protesters taking over City Hall so they started to take out the trash. Watch them all scatter like roaches once the cops in riot gear show up!
          Police: Club shooting that injured 28 may be gang-related   

          Police: Doc hunted ex-colleague before shooting rampage   

          Home Secretary to meet MPs to discuss funding for West Midlands Police   
THE Home Secretary Amber Rudd has agreed to meet MPs to discuss West Midlands Police's "severe funding situation".
          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.

          Dallas airport rocked by shooting after couple's disturbance   

Flights at a Dallas airport were disrupted for hours Friday after a rock-throwing suspect in an altercation outside the baggage claim was shot by a police officer, authorities said.

          Homeless Pole caused Amsterdam airport scare   

A drunk homeless Pole caused the partial evacuation of Amsterdam's main airport after he claimed he was a terrorist, Dutch police said Wednesday.

          Brussels airport remains closed as police threaten strikes   

Brussels airport remained closed Friday, 10 days after suicide bomb attacks that killed more than 30 in the Belgian capital, as police unions blocked the resumption of operations, demanding additional security measures.

          Comment on "Trump Administration: Making America Great Again by Simply Not Rushing to Implement the Late Obama Age Collapse" by Steve Sailer   
There's a story of an MI6 spy, an American citizen and therefore a neutral, walking into a German police station in 1941. The only photo of a Nazi on the wall was of Rudolf Hess, even though he had already made his famous flight to Scotland. The American asked why. "Because he's the only sane...
          Venus Williams says she is heartbroken by fatal Florida crash   
(Reuters) - Tennis star Venus Williams said she was heartbroken by the death of a man in a two-car crash in Florida that a police report blamed on her driving, breaking her silence about the fatal accident three weeks after it occurred.

          Police ignoring attacks on Palestinians by Jewish extremists, say activists   
          Background Investigator - KeyPoint Government Solutions - College Park, MD   
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          SALE - Vintage Photo Props DELUXE Set - 27 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - GLITTER Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

40.00 USD

The Vintage Collection - 27 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

Features Glitter and a vintage, neutral color palette.

♥They turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary, priceless memories that you can look back and laugh about for years!
♥ We use only 100% quality birch wood WOODEN dowel rods which makes them uniform in color as well as sturdy. No broken, flimsy sticks here!
♥ We use only the brightest, best, card stock available
♥ We use boxes to ship our props, both USA and international bound orders to ensure they don't get bent or smashed.
♥ We have been featured in a variety of popular media outlets including US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as many blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM! We've even had celebrities including Jessica Simpson, and the Kardashian sisters use our props and we just recently made a large number of props for country star Toby Keith's record label - how cool is that?!? To see all the media outlets we've been featured in - visit our "about us" page!


♥ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout! If you don't include the date, we don't know when you need them by and can't guarantee they will arrive on time! International friends - please see our shop policies for shipping lead times before you purchase!
♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)

This listing is for a set of 27 ultra-cool props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 black top hat (approx. 8.5")
♥ 1 grocho mask (approx. 6")
♥ 4 black mustaches (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 4 red GLITTER lips (approx. 2" - 3")
♥ 3 pairs of shades (approx. 6" )
♥ 1 bowler hat (approx. 6")
♥ 2 bow ties with vintage patterns (approx. 5")
♥ 1 GLITTER bow tie (approx. 5")
♥ 2 neck ties with vintage patterns (approx. 6")
♥ 2 masquerade masks with vintage patterns (approx. 6")
♥ 1 martini glass with GLITTER olive (approx. 5" x 5")
♥ 1 champagne glass with GLITTER champagne and GLITTER bubbles (approx. 3" x 6")
♥ 1 cigar with red GLITTER burning ember (approx. 4.5")
♥ 1 pipe (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 1 black monocle eye piece (approx. 4")
♥ 1 pearl necklace (approx. 6-7")


Check them out by clicking the link below!


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

© All Designs featured in this listing are property of The Manic Moose and should not be copied or duplicated in any way.

          Classic Photo Booth Props - 20 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props - Black and White by TheManicMoose   

30.00 USD

The Classic Collection - 20 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

Features Glitter and a black and white color palette.

♥ Need them FAST? No problem! Just let us know the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

♥ We have been featured in US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as a variety of blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM!


♥ Ships via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery) with tracking number confirmation (for USA shipping only- please see our policies for international shipping)!
♥ Please include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

This listing is for a set of 20 ultra-cool props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 grocho mask (approx. 6")
♥ 4 black mustaches (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 4 red GLITTER lips (approx. 2" - 3")
♥ 3 pairs of shades (approx. 6" )
♥ 1 bowler hat (approx. 6")
♥ 2 bow ties with black and white patterns (approx. 5")
♥ 1 GLITTER bow tie (approx. 5")
♥ 2 neck ties with black and white patterns (approx. 6")
♥ 2 masquerade masks with black and white patterns (approx. 6")

We have a variety of styles and colors to choose from and they start at just $5! We have both printed signs that we ship to you as well as digital downloads you can design yourself and print at home for a fraction of the cost!

Check them out by clicking the link below!


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

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          Photo Booth Props - The Sexy Collection - 18 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

20.00 USD

The Sexy Collection - 18 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

♥ Need them FAST? No problem! Just let us know the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

♥ We have been featured in US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as a variety of blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM!


♥ Ships via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery) with tracking number confirmation (for USA shipping only- please see our policies for international shipping)!
♥ Please include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

This listing is for a set of 18 ultra-cool props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 mask (approx. 6")
♥ 4 black mustaches (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 4 red lips (approx. 2" - 3")
♥ 4 pink lips (color may vary - hot pink, light pink, etc.) if you have a preference please specify during checkout (approx. 2" - 3")
♥ 2 pairs of shades (approx. 6" )
♥ 1 top hat (approx. 6")
♥ 1 bow tie (approx. 6")
♥ 1 pipe (approx. 3.5")

We have a variety of styles and colors to choose from and they start at just $5!

Check them out by clicking the link below!


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

© All Designs featured in this listing are property of The Manic Moose and should not be copied or duplicated in any way.

          Photo Booth Props - Mustaches and Glitter Lips - 12 piece set - Ruby Red GLITTER Lips - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

15.00 USD

12 piece Photo Booth Prop Set - 6 black mustaches, 6 ruby red glitter lips


♥ Ships via USPS Priority Mail with tracking/delivery confirmation (for USA shipping only- please see our policies for international shipping)!
♥ Please include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

This listing is for a set of 12 ultra-cool props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 6 black mustaches (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 6 ruby red glitter lips (approx. 2" - 3")

Add a fun photo booth sign!
Check them out here!


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

© All Designs featured in this listing are property of The Manic Moose and should not be copied or duplicated in any way.

          Halloween Photo Booth Props - Halloween Party Props - Bride of Frankenstein - Set of 2 Props by TheManicMoose   

12.00 USD

Your Halloween will be a hit this year with this gorgeous Bride of Frankenstein prop set! Perfect for weddings, photo booths, birthdays, group photo shoots, costume parties, bridal party pics and much more!

♥They turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary, priceless memories that you can look back and laugh about for years!
♥ We use only 100% quality birch wood WOODEN dowel rods which makes them uniform in color as well as sturdy. No broken, flimsy sticks here!
♥ We use only the brightest, best, card stock available
♥ We use boxes to ship our props, both USA and international bound orders to ensure they don't get bent or smashed.
♥ We have been featured in a variety of popular media outlets including US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as many blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM! We've even had celebrities including Jessica Simpson, and the Kardashian sisters use our props and we just recently made a large number of props for country star Toby Keith's record label - how cool is that?!? To see all the media outlets we've been featured in - visit our "about us" page!


♥ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout! If you don't include the date, we don't know when you need them by and can't guarantee they will arrive on time! International friends - please see our shop policies for shipping lead times before you purchase!
♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)
♥ Please note that these props are made of card stock and that they are not meant to last forever! The memories and photos, however, will last a lifetime! :)

This listing is for a set of 2 ultra-cool HALLOWEEN prop on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 Bride of Frankenstein hair (approx. 11")
♥ 1 GLITTER vampire fang lips (approx. 3")


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Shipping Information:

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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

© All Designs featured in this listing are property of The Manic Moose and should not be copied or duplicated in any way.

          Photo Booth Props - Angel Wings and Halo - Set of 3 Extra Large props - You Choose Color - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

10.00 USD

This set of angel wings and halo are the perfect addition to your photo booth!
Includes Extra Large 11" wings in the glitter color of your choice! Included Halo comes gold!
{Please Note: Glitter WILL NOT SHED OR FLAKE!}
Makes great photos!

♥ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout! If you don't include the date, we don't know when you need them by and can't guarantee they will arrive on time! International friends - please see our shop policies for shipping lead times before you purchase!
♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)

This listing is for 3 ultra glittery props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 pair of angel wings (approx. 11" )
♥ 1 golden halo (approx. 6" )


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Shipping Information:

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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

© All Designs featured in this listing are property of The Manic Moose and should not be copied or duplicated in any way.

          Photo Booth Props - Rockstar Sequin Glitter Sunglasses - Disco Ball Edition by TheManicMoose   

7.00 USD

Be as shiny as a disco ball with these Rockstar silver sequin glitter glasses!

♥They turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary, priceless memories that you can look back and laugh about for years!
♥ We use only 100% quality birch wood WOODEN dowel rods which makes them uniform in color as well as sturdy. No broken, flimsy sticks here!
♥ We use only the brightest, best, card stock available
♥ We use boxes to ship our props, both USA and international bound orders to ensure they don't get bent or smashed.
♥ We have been featured in a variety of popular media outlets including US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as many blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM! We've even had celebrities including Jessica Simpson, and the Kardashian sisters use our props and we just recently made a large number of props for country star Toby Keith's record label - how cool is that?!? To see all the media outlets we've been featured in - visit our "about us" page!


♥ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout! If you don't include the date, we don't know when you need them by and can't guarantee they will arrive on time! International friends - please see our shop policies for shipping lead times before you purchase!
♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)

This listing is for a set of 1 ultra-cool props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 silver sequin glitter glasses (approx. 6")


Check them out by clicking the link below!


Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.


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Please browse the rest of our shop for more photo booth props and must have goodies:

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          Trick or Treat Photo Prop ~ Photo Booth Props ~ Halloween Sign by TheManicMoose   

4.50 USD

Trick or Treat!

This sign is the perfect addition to any prop set!

We have been featured in US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE as well as a variety of blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM!


♥ Ships via USPS Priority Mail with tracking/delivery confirmation (for USA shipping only- please see our policies for international shipping)!
♥ Please include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

This listing is for a set of 1 ultra-cool prop on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
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Mohamed Hassan: "the causes of the revolution far beyond Tunisia Ben Ali and his party. "

Tunisians brought down the dictator Ben Ali. Today, they continue to fight against his men to head the transitional government. In this new chapter of our series "Understanding the Muslim world," Mohamed Hassan * ((photo-cons) explains the implications of the revolution of Tunisia and its root causes: how nationalism Liberal advocated by Tunisia under Bourguiba interests Western, plunging people into poverty, how a repressive state has put in place to maintain this system, why dictatorships in the Arab world are caused to fall, and how Islam became the condom imperialism

(Gregory Lalieu Michel Collon)

In December 2010, riots broke out in Tunisia. A month later, President Ben Ali fled the country after twenty-three year reign. What are the causes of this revolution? And why is it popular movement succeeded in bringing down the dictator where other attempts have failed?

For there to be a revolution, it is necessary that people refuse to live as before and that the ruling class is no longer able to govern as before. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young seller of fruits and vegetables, has sacrificed out of desperation after police had confiscated his goods himself, and that local authorities have to stop working. The conditions were ripe for a revolution broke out in Tunisia Bouazizi and suicide was the trigger.

Indeed, the Tunisians did not want to live as before: they were not accepting corruption, police repression, lack of freedom, unemployment, etc.. Moreover, the ruling class could no longer govern as before. Corruption under Ben Ali had taken a phenomenal amount while the majority of the population had to face insecurity. To maintain this status, police repression would be higher but it had reached its limits. The ruling elite was completely disconnected from the people for whom there was no interlocutor. Therefore, when popular revolts broke out, the ruling class had no choice but to quell the violence. But with the determination of the people, the repression reached its limit. This is one of the keys to the success of the popular revolution of Tunisia: it managed to reach all segments of society, including members of the army and police who sympathized with the demonstrators. The repressive apparatus could no longer function as before either. If a revolt occurs but is not able to combine different segments society, it can not lead a revolution.

Even after the departure of Ben Ali, the protests continue. The situation that Tunisians refuse is not the result of one man? For

signs "Ben Ali emerges" signs were followed by "CDR releases. Tunisians are attacking the president's political party because they fear that one of his men to take power. But in reality, the root causes that led to revolt Tunisians far outweigh Ben Ali and the RCD. It is not enough to turn the president for the people earns his freedom and improves living conditions.

corruption, unemployment, social inequality ... What are the effects of imperialist domination of the West over Tunisia. For Tunisia, after independence, became a project of the United States.

What do you mean by imperialism?

Imperialism is the process by which capitalist powers politically and economically dominated by foreign countries. Western multinationals plunder the resources of Africa, Latin America and Asia. They find opportunities for capital they will accumulate and exploit cheap labor market. I say that multinationals are not buying as they plunder the resources at their fair value and the local people not benefiting from these riches. And this looting would not be possible if these countries operated, there were no leaders to defend the interests of multinationals. These leaders are getting richer in the process. They constitute the so-called comprador bourgeoisie. They have no political vision for their own country does not produce wealth and do not develop a real economy. But personally enriched by trading resources their countries with multinationals. Obviously, the people are the biggest victim in all this!

When you're a nationalist anti-imperialist cons, you are looking to develop for yourself. You nationalize key sectors of your economy, rather than leaving the management to foreign companies. This will create a national economy in the country and you allow it to grow on the basis of independence. That's what I call a national democratic revolution: national independent because of the imperialist powers, democratic as against feudalism and the elements reactionaries in the country.

However, Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, was considered a socialist. And during his reign, the state played a very important role in the economy.

Bourguiba's political party was socialist in name only. If the state played an important role, it was only for the benefit of an elite only. This is called state capitalism. In addition, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated all the progressive elements and anti-imperialist in his party. So that this party became the party of one man, completely subject to U.S. imperialism.

Habib Bourguiba , great actor in the struggle for independence, was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987

What Was Tunisia important for the United States?

To understand the importance of that country to the U.S. strategy, we must analyze the political context of the Arab world in years 50 and 60. In 1952, officers overthrew the monarchy of King Farouk of Egypt and proclaim a republic. With Nasser at the helm Egypt becomes the basis of Arab nationalism inspired with revolutionary ideas of socialism. As evidenced by the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Nasser's arrival in power is a blow to the West because the Egyptian president's policy is totally at odds with the hegemonic Western powers in the Near and Middle East. Worse still: the anti-imperialist ideas of Nasser are emulated in the region. In Yemen for example, where in 1962 a revolution divided the country, the South becoming a bastion of Arab revolutionary movement. The same year, the independence of Algeria sends a strong signal to Africa and the Third World, the imperialist powers put on alert. Libya also note the Qaddafi coup in 1969. The colonel took power and nationalized major sectors of the economy, to the chagrin of the West. The same year, the Islamic revolution in Iran toppled the Shah, one of the most important pillars of U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

short, at that time, an anti-imperialist movement defies strong strategic interests of the United States in the Arab world. Fortunately for Washington, all countries in the region do not follow the path of Nasser. It the case of Tunisia. In 1957, a year after the independence of Tunisia, Bourguiba was one of the first Arab leaders to send U.S. in the prestigious journal, Foreign Affairs. The title of the article? Nationalism best antidote to communism. For the United States who want to counter the influence of Nasser is a godsend! Bourguiba wrote in his article: "With the regard, Tunisia has chosen to make unequivocal its way into the free world from the West." We are in the Cold War. The Soviets argued that Nasser's influence grows in the region. And the U.S. needs pro-imperialist agents Bourguiba as not to lose strategic control of the Arab world.

Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956

Can we be both nationalist and pro-imperialist?

Bourguiba was a liberal nationalist with anti-communist ideas which led him to join the imperialist camp in the West. In fact, I feel like George Padmore Bourguiba Arabic. Padmore was a leading Pan-Caribbean origin. In 1956 he wrote a book called Pan-Africanism or Communism: The battle ahead in Africa. Like Bourguiba, he fed anti-communist ideas and even if he declared himself a nationalist, his political vision was largely subservient to the interests of imperialist powers. Nationalism served as a cover, their policy is far from being independent. Padmore had a great influence on the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, one of the instigators of the African Union. Its pro-imperialist ideas were able to spread across the continent with the result that we see today is celebrated around the golden jubilee of independence in Africa, but many Africans know they have never become independent. President Nkrumah himself later regretted having taken the advice of Padmore.

In Tunisia too, the submission to imperialist interests has quickly been felt and it turned out that nationalism advocated by Bourguiba was a facade. In the 70s, for example, the President has passed a series of measures intended to attract foreign investors: tax exemption on company profits for ten years, exemption from all duties and taxes for twenty years, exemption from Tax Income property values, etc.. Tunisia has become a vast workshop of Western multinationals in recent repatriation of profits.

Tunisia did she not still been some good progress under Bourguiba?

Yes, there have been positive developments: education, status of women, etc.. First, because Tunisia were the progressives in his elite players, but they were quickly dismissed. Then, because Tunisia was to be dressed in his finest dress. Indeed, this country played a major role in the strategy of the United States to counter the influence of communism in the Arab world. But what had you on the other side? Progressive revolutionary movements that had toppled backward and monarchies who enjoyed popular support. You could not counteract this movement by advocating a feudal system. Saudi Arabia has done so because it could use its oil money for that. But Tunisia, unable to rely on such resources, should provide some progressive image. In the fight against communism, it was supposed to represent a successful Third World countries have chosen the path of liberal nationalism.

But behind the scenes was less flattering. As I said, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated the progressive elements that do not follow his steps. The anti-imperialists who wanted an independent Tunisia both economically and politically, those who wanted to assert their own position in the Third World and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all were opposed. Tunisia has in fact been used as a laboratory of the imperialist powers. And what was supposed to represent the success of liberal nationalism has become a dictatorship.

When Ben Ali Bourguiba succeeded in 1987, he continues on the same track?

Absolutely. One can even say that the submission to Western interests has grown. Ben Ali was a pure agent of U.S. imperialism. In 1980, as ambassador to Poland, he even served as a liaison between the CIA and Lech Walesa, the union leader who fought against the Soviet Union.

In 1987, when Ben Ali assumed the presidency of Tunisia, the country was deeply in debt by the capitalist crisis of 1973. Moreover, at that time, the ideas of Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys were very popular. These ultra-liberal economists believed that the market is an entity capable of regulating themselves and that the state should certainly not interfere in the economy. The technical elite Tunisian largely from U.S. schools were highly influenced by theories of Friedman. Ben Ali then left the state capitalism in effect at the beginning of the era Bourguiba. Under the supervision of the IMF and World Bank, he began a privatization program much more massive than what his predecessor had already begun in the 70s.

What were the effects of this new economic policy?

First, privatization of the Tunisian economy has allowed Ben Ali and his wife's family, Trabelsi, personal enrichment. Corruption has reached a very high level, Tunisia has become a country totally subservient to imperialism, headed by a comprador bourgeoisie. Obviously, Ben Ali and his clan did not have many raw materials to selling out to Western multinationals. But they took advantage of the education system established under Bourguiba to develop a service economy. Indeed, the Tunisian workforce is highly educated and inexpensive at a time. It therefore attracts foreign investors.

Tourism has also developed strong as to become the mainstay of the Tunisian economy. Here we see the lack of political vision of the elite. Indeed, no country can develop its economy based on tourism if not first developed a national economic base. The tourism industry consumes a lot but reported very little to the Tunisian people. Imagine: while Western tourists consume hectoliters of water to bask in pools, Jacuzzis or golf course, the poor peasants in the south face of the drying soil.

But it's not just the farmers who have suffered from this policy. Overall, the social conditions of the Tunisian people deteriorated while the president's entourage has amassed a huge fortune. Everyone knew the regime was corrupt. So to maintain this system, the system should prevent any disputes. The repression became even more brutal penny Ben Ali simple criticism or even the desire for modernity and openness were not allowed. Such a situation could lead to popular revolt. Moreover, trying to monopolize his clan the wealth of the country, Ben Ali has also drew the ire of some of the traditional bourgeois Tunisia.

You say that political repression was very strong. Is there anyway today, opposition forces can guide the people's revolution now that Ben Ali has fallen?

Genuine opposition parties were banned under Ben Ali. However, some continued to exist underground. For example, the first Tunisian Communist Party could not live openly and organize like any political party in a democracy. But he continued to operate secretly through associations of civil society (teachers, farmers, doctors, prisoners ...). The PGWPP was able to form a social base and fired a solid experience of this period. It is exceptional in the Arab world.

I think two major challenges now await the opposition parties. First, they must come forward and make themselves known to the general public in Tunisia. Then they must organize a united front of resistance to imperialism. In fact, the imperialist powers seek to maintain the system without Ben Ali Ben Ali. We see now with the Union government National rejected the Tunisians, which is very positive. But the imperialist powers will not stop there. They will certainly seek to impose an International Electoral Commission to support candidates who defend to their best interests. It is therefore necessary to resist interference by creating a united front to build a true democracy.

Opposition parties are they able to overcome their differences to create such a front?

I know that some political parties were reluctant to associate Islamo-nationalist movement Ennahda. This movement emerged in the 80s. He advocated an anti-imperialist line and in fact, has suffered political repression. Why not combine Ennahda in front of resistance to the interference of foreign powers? Tunisia is a Muslim country. It is normal that a political force emerges with an Islamo-nationalist trend. You can not prevent that.

But each of these movements must be studied separately, with its own specificities. This was done by the communist PGWPP. They studied scientifically objective conditions that apply Tunisia. Their conclusion is that the Communists and Islamo-nationalists have been victims of political repression and that even though their programs differ, they share common ground: they want an end to dictatorship and the independence of Tunisia. The Communists have proposed an alliance with the Islamo-nationalists long ago. Of course, the PGWPP does not make Tunisia a Islamic state. Its political agenda is different from that of al-Nahda. But it is the Tunisian people who will judge these differences democratically. Elections should be a contest open to everyone. That is true democracy.

Precisely opposition parties gathered in front of 14 January to fight against the interim government of Mohamed Ghannouchi, a henchman of former President Ben Ali. A hopeful sign?

Absolutely, Tunisia is on the right track: all opposition parties banned so far have created a united front to prevent the system is maintained without Ben Ali Ben Ali. Also underline the role played by the base of the union UGTT. The head of the union authorized under Ben Ali was corrupt and working with the state police. But since the basis of the union put pressure on its leaders and members who UGTT were part of the transitional government have resigned. Although much remains to be done, democracy wins Tunisian institutions under pressure from the people.

Western powers opposed to that. They want to impose democracy in Tunisia where only low-intensity "good" candidates would be allowed to stand for election. If you look at the type of democracy that the United States enjoy, you come across Ethiopia. The U.S. government has provided $ 983 million to countries in the Horn of Africa for the year 2010. That same year, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in office since 16 years, was reelected with 99.5 percent of the vote! It's even better than Ben Ali! The reality is this: behind their rhetoric in support of the Tunisian people, the Western powers continue to actively support many other Ben Ali in the world.

The United States could not they support other candidates pro-imperialist, but in the eyes of Tunisians, were not associated with the Ben Ali era?

It would be difficult. There is a part of the comprador bourgeoisie which was lésinée by the corrupt system of Ben Ali. But this elite is not strong enough control the popular movement and not enough grounding in the Establishment to win.

The United States had also thought of another strategy: a few months ago, while Ben Ali was still in power, the U.S. ambassador has visited a Communist leader in prison. Officially, a simple observation visit in the framework of respect for human rights. Unofficially, the U.S. anticipated the departure of Ben Ali and wanted to test the waters. Their goal was to get the Communists against the Islamo-nationalists, divide the resistance to imperialism to weaken more. But the Communists Tunisia does not fall into the trap. They are very familiar with the strategy developed by Henry Kissinger in the 80s in the Middle East. They published a very good study on the subject and know they should not take orders from outside or adhere to ideologies manufactured by foreign powers.

Why the U.S. have they abandoned Ben Ali? Had he gone too far in personal enrichment? According to a cable Wikileaks, the U.S. ambassador was very critical of the system of quasi-mafioso Tunisian president, organized corruption are obstacles to investments by foreign companies.

This is not the problem. The United States does not care about corruption. Instead, it is a key element of the system of domination on the U.S. South. In fact, Washington was aware of the internal situation in Tunisia and knew that Ben Ali would not be able to govern. The West must now ensure that the replacement of Ben Ali will continue to defend their interests. The stakes are high. The capitalist crisis is causing serious problems in the West. Besides this, China is getting stronger and now provides more loans than the World Bank and other imperialist powers combined. She even wants to buy a significant portion of the debt of the euro area partly because it has economic interests with European countries, on the other imperialist powers to divide, the EU is historically associated with states USA.

In such a context, the Tunisian people's movement, under the auspices of a revolutionary leadership, could establish an independent government and take advantage of this situation of a multipolar world. The imperialist powers fear that countries that were traditionally under his rule become economically independent, turning also to China. Tunisia could build relationships with the Asian giant to develop its commercial ports. And it would seriously question the concept of the Mediterranean Dialogue, this expansion of NATO to the countries of the Mediterranean that is not a dialogue but a mere instrument of Western domination.

Another country that seems to fear democracy in Tunisia and in the region, Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said shortly after the fall of Ben Ali that the development of democracy in Arab countries threaten Israel's security. This country often called only democracy in the Middle East, would he be afraid of competition?

Under a democratic facade, Israel is a fascist, apartheid state. In the region, it can not ally with repressive dictatorial states, led by comprador bourgeoisie that weaken the body of the Arab nation. Currently, these Arab states are rich countries inhabited by poor people. But if a democratic government in the full sense of the term emerges, it will increase economically the Arab nation as a whole. And this economic development will lead to an alliance of Arab countries against the state racist oppressing the Palestinians. Israel fears this course.

Moreover, there is a very big gap between the official positions of Arab dictatorships and the popular sentiment about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since Egyptian President Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Egypt's position is "we want peace." But it is a position imposed by force to the population. And the current Egyptian government is not content to maintain peaceful relations with Tel Aviv. It participates actively in the strangulation of Gaza, while the majority of Egyptians in solidarity with Palestinians.

It's the same alignment of Arab dictatorships on Washington politics. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are allies of the United States while the populations of these countries are anti-imperialists. I was in Egypt when Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist in Iraq, threw his shoes on George W. Bush. The Egyptian population was celebrated as a hero. I heard of fathers wanting to marry their daughter with the reporter. Still, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is one of the most faithful allies of Washington.

Do you think the revolution Tunisia a domino effect could cause the downfall of other dictatorships in the Arab world?

70% of the population in Arab countries is less than thirty years and knows that unemployment, police repression and corruption. But all these young people want to live. And to live, they need change. This is the reality of each country. It is therefore not even need a domino effect, the objective conditions are ripe for further revolutions erupt.

People no longer want to live as before. But for their part, the ruling classes are they unable to govern as before?

course. And we see in Egypt today. There are police everywhere in this country. But it is impossible to control everything. A state police has its limitations and the Arab world have reached.

Furthermore, information plays a very important role today. Tunisians, Egyptians and peoples of the Third World are better informed through Al-Jazeera as part of an Internet and social networks on the other. The evolution of information technology has increased the level of education and consciousness of people. The people no longer a mass of illiterate peasants. You have a lot of very smart young people, with a certain practical sense, able to circumvent censorship and of mobilizing the Internet.

there in these countries the opposition forces can guide the popular revolutions?

Why Punishment is so important if these dictators were not in danger? Why the comprador bourgeoisie, so greedy, she would spend so much money in the repressive apparatus if she was not afraid to be reversed? If there was no opposition, all this would not be necessary.

the side of Western observers, many fear that the collapse of these regimes Arab favors the rise of Islamism. As summarized so finely Christophe Barbier, editor of L'Express, "Ben Ali is better than the bearded." These fears proved on of Islamism are they based?

Islamism became the condom of imperialism. Western powers justify their strategy of domination in the Arab-Muslim world under the guise of fighting against Islam. There are Islamists everywhere today. Soon, we shall find even traces of Al-Qaeda on Mars if it is useful to the imperialists!

In reality, the West has always needed to invent an enemy to justify its hegemonic designs and incredible military spending (financed by taxpayers). After the fall of the Soviet Union and the demise of the communist enemy is Islam and Al Qaeda who have played the roles of villains villains.

But the West has no problem with Islamism. It adapts very well to this trend in countries like Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he himself fostered the rise of Islamist movements to counter the Arab nationalism at a time. The real problem for the West is anti-imperialism. That's why he tries to discredit any popular movement in the Arab world who is opposed to its interests by affixing the label "Islamist."

Finally, it should not be very smart to think that the Arab dictatorships are bulwarks against the rise of religious fanaticism. Instead, these repressive regimes have led some of the population to be radicalized. Who could afford to say that such and such people have no right to democracy? In a truly democratic country, different political forces may emerge. But the bourgeoisie comprador ruling in the Arab dictatorships can not convince people. She can not even face to face. To defend the imperialist interests, you must prevent other political forces to emerge because they are likely to convince the people against a corrupt elite. The West has always sought to maintain dictatorships that served its interests by waving the specter of Islamism. But the Arab peoples need democracy. They claim it today and nobody can not go against these claims.

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What happens in the Maghreb, Egypt is probably a prelude, predators waiting for their time: these insurgencies are for them, as once were the struggles of American countries South, a field of experimentation. Become cumbersome, the Ben Ali Mubarak and other (member of the International Socialist! As DSK, as Ségolène!) Will be replaced by Democrats on their own blessed by the IMF and technocrats dismal. As we will rely on the current economic system will not change anything in depth because it is the source of deadly disturbances of humanity as a whole.

All cases we defend not they come here? Address the profound evil does he not return to drastically change my lifestyle? Give yourself the luxury of denying that the neighbors poor, hitherto ignored, can live decently. Solidarity that is shared, like bread, like a handshake, like a poem, like ideas and wealth too. Let's start by sweeping our doorstep. Globalization? I felt like an illusion, an ideology of standardization and formatting of the masses. An insurgency is not a revolution: the first is the result of a situation had become intolerable while the second, in essence, is the long term, by mobilizing more than the civic conscience which should be central to any process and any political action. The game of global governance that is taking place is to discredit political thought (which has nothing to do with an ideological construct). Let us not forget that capitalism is the result of an ideology (with its strategies, policy makers and police), and in this respect is comparable to Stalinism which was only a state capitalism totalitarian. And this is capitalism, we do not too worried, is not it, when rampant in the Arab and African held an iron fist by dictators orders of multinational corporations, guided by foreign secret services. Dream holiday in Hammamet Marrakech or for a nominal price, which in the wings, has a price in human lives.

unbridled consumption, a synonym for huge profits, which suck the vast majority of people, today revealed its limitations and the risks it is incurring imminent future generations. Market forces, as we bombard the singers of the single thought, were only dressing a hateful ideology has continued to crush the living beauty of the values common to all cultures.

" That the Earth is pretty " said the poet Armand Robin, "No need also flowers!"

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Democratic Transition in Tunisia

"Tunisia is between radical and authoritarian democracy"
EROS BY SANA (January 31, 2011)

Source: http://www.bastamag .net/article1401.html

How to build the democratic transition in Tunisia? Vincent Geisser, a researcher at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world, analyzes the role played by different actors in Tunisia - political opponents, former regime of Ben Ali, "Islamist" party, army, police - and foreign powers. It describes possible scenarios of democratic consolidation in the coming weeks. Maintenance.

Basta! : Where is the revolution in Tunisia? What are the strategies of the opposing forces to build the "transition Democratic?

Vincent Geisser [1]: The "democrats" Tunisians who supported and accompanied the revolution are deeply divided over the future of the protest movement. There are those who feel the need to strengthen the nascent democracy by putting a definitive end to the protest process. They are supporters of a certain security standards, based on a historic compromise between the "doves" of the former regime, opponents and independent representatives UGTT single union (the General Union of Tunisian Workers). They want to consolidate the democratic transition, including by dealing with the army and the party more "healthy" of the security apparatus, as well as some former bosses of the regime known for their "openness." This is the position advocated by Najib Chebbi (Democratic Progressive Party), former opponent in Ben Ali, currently Minister of the transitional government.

Others want to eradicate all traces of the old regime and the party-state, and reject any compromise. This is where supporters of Marzouki (Congress for the Republic) and members of the Communist Party of Tunisian Workers (POCT). And of course leaders movement of "unemployed graduates" of the interior. They wish to push through the "democratic revolution" to give birth to a new political, economic and social development. Both camps have no real difference in political culture, they are animated by democratic ideals. What separates them fundamentally, the strategy of rupture and especially the "democracy agenda".

What remains of the old regime?

There is some disappointment today protesting actors, quite understandable - I think particularly young people "unemployed graduates". But there is no objective risk of returning to the old regime or system restore mafia. A break has occurred. The dictator is gone. This is a crucial element when it is known that while Tunisia was around him, with extreme personalization of power. mafia clans and profiteers - families Ben Ali, Trabelsi and others - have fled. Darkest segments of the security apparatus were largely dismantled.

If we can legitimately understand the disappointment of " radical democrats, "as Marzouki, Hammami, Nasraoui, and unemployed graduates who feel that their revolution was stolen, the former regime is ousted. We are in a transition phase. But this transition can lead to a regime that bastard would an independent candidate access to presidential power, with new elements but also with elements of the old regime. This will lead to reinforce a kind of "authoritarian democracy" or "democratic authoritarianism".

What role did the Tunisian army played in the revolution and what role can it play in the future?

The army has been in recent weeks a fundamental role, not supporting the plan of repression of Ben Ali. She clearly rejected the extreme policies of the supreme leader, and instead played a protective role players protesters. The reason? The army is not connected with the mafia and clan interests of power. Unlike Egypt, Syria or even Algeria, Tunisia army has no direct interest in industry or in the management of oil revenues. It is an army of about 35,000 men, composed of employees, officials, technicians and engineers.

should not be provided to paint a romantic portrait. The Tunisian army played a repressive role in 1978 to channel the social movements, and in 1981 and 1984 to quell the "bread riots". This time, she refused the role because the sources of legitimacy of the regime were exhausted. Ben Ali was discredited, corruption was widespread. Faced with this stalemate, the military has understood that the only solution was to replace the dictator.

This reaction - some would say "Republican" - is primarily dictated by pragmatic: generals and senior officers are convinced that a crackdown could lead to chaos and their own demise. As the "political fluidity" present, the Tunisian army can play a more important role in the constitutional process and the "pacification" social, oscillating between registry and registry security mediation with the forces of the country.

"security apparatus" Tunisia is it still present and operational?

France has 60 million inhabitants, Tunisia 9 million. Yet both countries have almost the same number of police officers: 135.000. is huge! Tunisia is one of the countries with the most police per capita. The security apparatus, through the Ministry of Interior is fully engaged in repression. Part of the police fired into the crowd with live ammunition. It is the security apparatus of Ben Ali who is responsible for nearly 70 deaths officially deplored and thousands injured. But the whole apparatus police is not corrupt: the "rotten" mafia of the security apparatus was largely dismantled.

There is more to fear from areas of the Department of the Interior directly to the clans and Ben Ali Trabelsi. They are currently in hiding. I do not believe in a return of "old demons" even if the future Tunisian democracy can deal with safety trends similar to those we see now in France with Nicolas Sarkozy. In this sense there is a danger of creating in Tunisia in the coming months an "authoritarian democracy".

What role can the "Islamists" in the democratic process?

The "Islamists" Tunisians have long been integrated into "democratic forums." They are "fundamentalists embedded" in the democratic debate in exile. They participated in Paris, London, Marseille numerous opposition rallies, alongside the left, communist, socialist, even anti-Islamic. Many leaders of the left Tunisian 'secular' leaders have frequently met with "Islamists". In many ways the 'fundamentalists' are already integrated into the political game of Tunisia.

For the party Ennahdha (Renaissance) Rached Ghannouchi, the model is not radical Islam or Islamism Salafi Saudi-style, but the AKP, which currently leads Turkey. This means accepting the parliamentary game and advocating economic liberalism tinged social, and especially a certain pragmatism with other Democrats. There is a huge myth about "Islamists" of Tunisia. The party Ennahdha is more of a liberal conservative party, which is not at all in a process of creating an Islamic state or Islamic theocracy. The Islamists classic "Tunisians are now looking to Ankara, they did nothing" green fascists. " How

react today Western countries and Arab neighbors?

The United States has played a leading role in the departure of Ben Ali.
support President Barack Obama to the social movement, even if he was shy, was much sharper than that of France. Beyond this symbolic support, it would seem that the Obama administration has given its support to the Tunisian army and "doves" of the regime (Mohamed Ghannouchi, Prime Minister and Kamel Morjane, the Minister of Foreign Affairs) to sacrifice Ben Ali. It is clear that the United States supported the transition scenario.

Regarding the Arab countries, we can really worry that some plans make every effort to derail the democratic process in Tunisia. Saudi Arabia, Libya, Algeria has no interest in a democracy can arise in the Arab world. A "loose coalition" of Arab dictators could be to sabotage or disrupt the democratic process in Tunisia.

Support from U.S., EU and France to Tunisian Democrats is essential. Either you play the card of democracy in the Arab world or, rather, play an ambiguous role and promotes the perverse game of Saudi Wahhabis, the megalomaniac dictatorship of the regime of Gaddafi and Algerian generals. In this case, we should not complain about the progress of the Salafist jihadist ideology!

How Does France have made such errors of analysis on the situation of Tunisia?

The official position of France was not based on an error analysis, but on a political logic of total and blind support for Ben Ali regime. Interpret the statements of Michele Alliot-Marie as a political mistake is wrong. This is not a political mistake, this is a failing policy. France has always supported authoritarian regimes . She believes that one does diplomacy in relations between States and civil societies are not important.

The United States have both supported Ben Ali and developed concrete relations with unions and all the dissidents of the regime. In contrast, France has always prohibited its diplomacy to have any contact with everything that could affect the quality of its relations with Ben Ali. This blindness is the logic of French policy towards the Arab world: "We support dictators against the risks of destabilization! It seems that France has included a number of mistakes. Hopefully it reorients its policy towards Tunisia openly supporting the democratic process.

What are the possible scenarios in the weeks and months ahead?

Tunisia has a choice between two options. Either authoritarian democratic consolidation that would lead the country until elections, with a broad coalition around an opponent as independent Nejib Chebbi (PDP), with some elements of former regime elements and the trade union left. In this case, the elections will certainly be "democratic" (at least in appearance), but the scenario is first "programmed" the government candidate will have particular ways superior to those of its opponents. This scenario of "managed democracy" is intended to protect Western interests and pursue the integration of Tunisia in the "world economy" in the footsteps of the Bank World Bank and the IMF. A scenario where the candidate would be a sort of "Tunisian Ouattara.

Another assumption: the pressure of the street continues or increases and pushes the government to resign or to go much further, with the dissolution of the party of Ben Ali (RCD), the establishment of a genuine process with the constitutional election of a constituent assembly. Total semi-democracy or democracy? Radical break with the old regime or consolidation autoritaro-democratic? This is how I would put the political future of Tunisia. A future which, in all cases, will be without Ben Ali.

Interview by Eros Sana

Notes [1] Vincent Geisser is a sociologist and researcher at the CNRS and the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world (IREMAM). He is author, with Marzouki, dictators on borrowed time. A democratic path in the Arab world, editions of L'Atelier, 2009.

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Cairo, January 26, 2011. Second day of protests in Egypt after call webcast , and relayed by a few printed newspapers like Al Masry Al Youm and Al Shorouk. Until 25, no one knew what would happen and we joked about the revolution announced by dint of a joke. And what are you doing tomorrow? Ah, tomorrow, I revolution. But the joke was not one. We went down the street and have taken. It was so simple. Why wait so long.

The police intimidation and fear of dying tortured lead to paralysis. That is also simple to understand and that is why we cry. We live for thirty years in fear and falsehood. The Egyptians are friendly, hospitable, peaceful and a joker. Pardon me, reader. It was a lie. We live in fear. Fear of displeasing. Fear of dying of hunger. Afraid to say something wrong and being raped, beaten, humiliated in a police station or in the street before our families and our neighbors. No, reader, Egypt is not alone in moderate Middle East is one of the most sophisticated didacture, the finest, most skillful and most vicious. His talent as despicable? Control information and control what you, outside, think of it. The real talent of Egypt is that of a Master senseless filtering information, disinformation, image creation, isolation of any event likely to snowball. Courage is viral, it is said, when the dictatorship was provided with an effective antidote, the total control of society. Official sources, security forces and Egyptian intelligence count 1,500,000 people. By themselves, they represent nearly 2% of the population.

Scoop. The demonstration on January 25, 2011 is not the first. Events, there are almost daily and for years. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Everywhere the people shouted his anger in the black absolute misinformation. In May 2008, Mahalla, a provincial town famous for its textile industry, thousands of workers without pay had taken possession of their factories, the street, pushed the anti-riot trucks and debunked a giant portrait of President Hosni Mubarak . In Egypt, people have seen these images do not meet the Gaumont Opera. During the events, and to control information leaks, police spotters were posted on trains and checked one by one the passengers bound for Mahalla to arrest journalists and bloggers. Challiss McDonough, VOA, was one of them.

the benefit of his own safety, the Mubarak regime leaves nothing to chance. The state allocates 15 billion Egyptian pounds (2 billion euros) to the Interior cons 4.5 billion (64 million) for education and $ 5 billion for health (71 million). Control information, therefore, at any price. Stop. Beat. Kill. Entertain.

Since January 25, the national television channels broadcast videos, soap operas and shows how essential O on rare tropical. At twenty hours, they air-finally! - Images of riots ... Lebanon, as of course. To date, access to Internet by fixed line is almost stable, but the mobile Internet is much less. Access to Twitter has been blocked on January 25 and then regained 26 to 23:00. January 26, facebook was blocked in the day then restored. Order of the Ministry of Interior, the telephone relay Mobinil and Vodafone are immediately blocked in sensitive areas, that is to say where it manifests .

But that manifests and has called for demonstrations? The Muslim Brotherhood? Fundamentalists? Triple nonsense and balderdash! Shake the specter of Islamism was the sinister strategy of the regime to justify its dictatorship in the eyes of thirty world. That we stop, out of pity and respect for those who pay for their daily bread and their lives, to support this lie worn to the bone. Those who appear, they are Egyptians free, exasperated, united, handled by individual, small, large, Muslims, Christians, atheists, rich and poor. This unit, the slogans that I translate in another post demonstrated forcefully, gaiety, humor and poetry.

But it is difficult, therefore, to communicate, coordinate, inform each other, to know where we are, what we are. You who are outdoors, sometimes in more than we know. These cries of Egypt, I will tell you what I see and read your comments to inform my countrymen on what prevents us from seeing. It is 11:10 p.m.

hours Local. An hour ago Talaat Harb Square (city center), was plunged into darkness. When the police cut the power, it is about to pull the crowd. The following


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          Mulgrew Miller: “Living in the Shadows of Giants”   

© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.

“Don’t cross a bridge to get home or to work:” I guess the expression contains more than a hint of caution and admonition, especially if you’ve lived some time in the San Francisco Bay area and seen the nightmarish traffic back-ups a closed bridge can cause on the local, television news.

Thankfully, I never experienced such a delay in all the years I lived and worked in San Francisco,

But I sure caught a taste of what such an experience would be like as I was headed north back to the Oakland, CA airport to catch a return flight to my relocated home in southern California following some business appointments in the Silicon Valley.

A major accident on the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland had caused a traffic back-up so serious that it extended south on US 880 to about 10 miles below the airport.

The was no alternative and plenty of later flights so I just relaxed and turned on the FM-Jazz station while I waited things out in the rental car that was crawling along at death-defying speed of 3 MPH.

The radio broadcast that I tuned into was an interview with pianist Mulgrew Miller who was appearing through the upcoming weekend with his trio at Yoshi’s Jazz Club located on a portion of the waterfront which the City of Oakland had reclaimed from surplus shipping docks and refurbished into a lovely commercial-cum-residential area.

I knew of Mulgrew’s work through recordings he had made during his long association with drummer Tony Williams’ quintet in the 1980s and 1990s, but I had never heard him play in person.

He sounded very warm and cordial during the radio interview and I thought, “Well, at the rate things are going with the crawling traffic, maybe I’ll just book into a local hotel and catch one of Mulgrew’s sets at Yoshi’s.”

Of all the remarks Mulgrew made during the exchange with the interviewer, one stayed with me: “It’s tough to get any recognition as a Jazz musician today because we are living in the shadow of Giants.”

This is not verbatim, but earlier in his talk, Mulgrew had said that many of the pianists  during the bebop era, for example Al Haig, Joe Albany, Dodo Marmarosa, John Lewis, and even some pianists during the later hard bop era like Sonny Clark, Horace Silver and Walter Bishop, Jr., were not original stylists.

They basically played in the manner of Bud Powell and gained a certain measure of recognition and approval for being able to do so.

But musicians like himself, who continue in this bebop piano tradition and perhaps add some of the newer influences like Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner or Keith Jarrett to their approach get little respect because we are not “… the next Bud Powell or Art Tatum or Bill Evans.”

“Why? Not all of us can be giants like Bud and Art or Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. We are doing our part to keep the Jazz tradition alive and even move it forward a little, but we get little respect for what we do accomplish and put down for what we don’t.”

None of this was conveyed with animosity by Mulgrew, but you could certainly sense his disappointment and his displeasure.

The interview then trailed off and was replaced by the playing of one of Mulgrew’s recordings in its entirety.

By some miracle I was just pulling into the hired car parking lot when the interviewer returned so I did not get to hear the rest of Mulgrew’s talk.

The following year The Mulgrew Miller Trio Live at Yoshi’s was issued as a double CD on MaxJazz [[MXJ 212/208] and I picked up a copy along with the March 1, 2005 edition of Downbeatin which the following article about Mulgrew by Ted Panken appeared.

Mulgrew passed away on May 28, 2013 and the editorial staff at JazzProfiles thought it might be nice to remember him on these pages with a reprint of his Downbeat interview and the Nat Chinen obituary that was published in The New York Times.  

Copyright © Downbeat/Ted Panken/2005 Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved.

Mulgrew Miller: No Apologies 

“Ironies abound in the world of Mulgrew Miller. On the one hand, the 49-year-old pianist is, as Eric Reed pointed out, "the most imitated pianist of the last 25 years." On the other, he finds it difficult to translate his exalted status into full-blown acceptance from the jazz business.

"It's a funny thing about my career," Miller said. "Promoters won't hire my band, but they'll book me as a sideman and make that the selling point of the gig. That boggles my mind."

Miller would seem to possess unsurpassed qualifications for leadership. As the 2004 trio release Live At Yoshi's (MaxJazz) makes evident, no pianist of Miller's generation brings such a wide stylistic palette to the table. A resolute modernist with an old-school attitude, he's assimilated the pentagonal contemporary canon of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, as well as Woody Shaw's harmonic innovations, and created a fluid personal argot.

His concept draws on such piano-as-orchestra signposts as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and Erroll Garner, the "blowing piano" of Bud Powell, the disjunctive syncopations and voicings of Thelonious Monk, and the melodic ingenuity of gums like Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan and Cedar Walton. With technique to burn, he finds ways to conjure beauty from pentatonics and odd intervals, infusing his lines with church and blues strains and propelling them with a joyous, incessant beat.

"I played with some of the greatest swinging people who ever played jazz, and I want to get the quality of feeling I heard with them," Miller said. "It's a sublime way to play music, and the most creative way to express myself. You can be both as intellectual and as soulful as you want, and the swing beat is powerful but subtle. I think you have to devote yourself to it exclusively to do it at that level."

Consequential apprenticeships with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin and Shaw launched Miller's career. A 1983-'86 stint with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers put his name on the map, and he cemented his reputation during a long association with Tony Williams' great cuspof-the-'90s band, a sink-or-swim environment in which Miller thrived, playing, as pianist Anthony Wonsey recalls, "with fire but also the maturity of not rushing."

By the mid '80s, Miller was a fixture on
New York's saloon scene. Later, he sidemanned extensively with Bobby Hutcherson, Benny Golson, James Moody and Joe Lovano, and from 1987 to 1996 he recorded nine trio and ensemble albums for Landmark and RCANovus.

Not long after his 40th birthday, Miller resolved to eschew club dates and one-offs, and to focus on his own original music. There followed a six-year recording hiatus, as companies snapped up young artists with tenuous ties to the legacy of hardcore jazz.

"I won't call any names," Miller says, "but a lot of people do what a friend of mine calls 'interview music.' You do something that's obviously different, and you get the interviews and a certain amount of attention. Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art, and I've observed it to be heavily critiqued by people who attribute progressivity to music that lacks a folk element. When Charlie Parker developed his great conception, the folk element was the same as Lester Young and the blues shouters before him. Even when Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane played their conceptions, the folk element was intact. But now, people almost get applauded if they don't include that in their expression. If I reflected a heavy involvement in Arnold Schoenberg or some other ultra-modern composers, then I would be viewed differently than I am. Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.

"A lot of today's musicians learn the rudiments of playing straight-ahead, think they've got it covered, become bored, and say, 'Let me try something else,'" Miller continued. "They develop a vision of expanding through different areas - reggae here, hip-hop there, blues here, soul there, classical music over here and being able to function at a certain level within all those styles. Rather than try to do a lot of things pretty good, I have a vision more of spiraling down to a core understanding of the essence of what music is."

This being said, Miller-who once wrote a lovely tune called "Farewell To Dogma" -continues to adhere to the principle that "there is no one way to play jazz piano and no one way that jazz is supposed to sound." He is not to be confused with the jazz police. His drummer, Karriem Riggins, has a second career as a hip-hop producer, and has at his fingertips a lexicon of up-to-the-second beats. When the urge strikes, bassist Derrick Hodge might deviate from a walking bass line to slap the bass Larry Graham style. It's an approach familiar to Miller, who grew up in
Greenwood, Miss., playing the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Al Green in various Upper Delta cover bands.

"It still hits me where I live," he says. "It's Black music. That's my roots. When I go home, they all know me as the church organist from years ago, so it's nothing for me to walk up to the organ and fit right in. I once discussed my early involvement in music with Abdullah Ibrahim, and he described what I went through as a community-based experience. Before I became or wanted to become a jazz player, I played in church, in school plays, for dances and for cocktail parties. I was already improvising, and always on some level it was emotional or soul or whatever you want to call it. I was finding out how to connect with people through music.

"By now, I have played jazz twice as long as I played popular music, and although that style of playing is part of my basic musical being, I don't particularly feel that I need to express myself through it," he continued. "It's all blues. The folk element of the music doesn't change. The blues in 1995 and in 1925 is the same thing. The technology is different. But the chords are the same, the phrasing is the same, the language is the same-exact same. I grew up on that. It's a folk music. Folk music is not concerned with evolving."

For all his devotion to roots, Miller is adamant that expansion and evolution are key imperatives that drive his tonal personality. "I left my hometown to grow, and early on I intended to embrace as many styles and conceptions as I could," he said. "When I came to
New York I had my favorites, but there was a less celebrated, also brilliant tier of pianists who played the duo rooms, and I tried to hear all of those guys and learn from them. The sound of my bands changes as the musicians expand in their own right. I'm open, and all things are open to interpretation. I trust my musicians-their musicianship, insights, judgments and taste-and they tend to bring things off in whatever direction they want to go. In the best groups I played with, spontaneity certainly was a strong element."

Quiet and laid-back, determined to follow his muse, Miller may never attain mass consumption. But he remains sanguine.

"I have moments, but I don't allow myself to stay discouraged for long," he said. "I worked hard to maintain a certain mental and emotional equilibrium. It's mostly due to my faith. I don't put all my eggs in that basket of being a rich and famous jazz guy. That allows me a certain amount of freedom, because I don't have to play music for money. I play music because I love it. I play the music I love with people I want to play with. I have a long career behind me. I don't have to apologize to anybody for any decisions I make." -Ted Panken” 

Mulgrew Miller, Dynamic Jazz Pianist, Dies at 57

Copyright © The New York Times/Nate Chinen/May 29, 2013.

“Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died on Wednesday in Allentown, Pa. He was 57.

The cause was a stroke, said his longtime manager, Mark Gurley. Mr. Miller had been hospitalized since Friday.

Mr. Miller developed his voice in the 1970s, combining the bright precision of bebop, as exemplified by Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, with the clattering intrigue of modal jazz, especially as defined by McCoy Tyner. His balanced but assertive style was a model of fluency, lucidity and bounce, and it influenced more than a generation of younger pianists.

He was a widely respected bandleader, working either with a trio or with the group he called Wingspan, after the title of his second album. The blend of alto saxophone and vibraphone on that album, released on Landmark Records in 1987, appealed enough to Mr. Miller that he revived it in 2002 on “The Sequel” (MaxJazz), working in both cases with the vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Among Mr. Miller’s releases in the last decade were an impeccable solo piano album and four live albums featuring his dynamic trio.

Mr. Miller could seem physically imposing on the bandstand — he stood taller than six feet, with a sturdy build — but his temperament was warm and gentlemanly. He was a dedicated mentor: his bands over the last decade included musicians in their 20s, and since 2005 he had been the director of jazz studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

If his sideman credentials overshadowed his solo career, it wasn’t hard to see why: he played on hundreds of albums and worked in a series of celebrated bands. His most visible recent work had been with the bassist Ron Carter, whose chamberlike Golden Striker Trio featured Mr. Miller and the guitarist Russell Malone on equal footing; the group released a live album, “San Sebastian” (In+Out), this year.

Born in Greenwood, Miss., on Aug. 13, 1955, Mr. Miller grew up immersed in Delta blues and gospel music. After picking out hymns by ear at the family piano, he began taking lessons at age 8. He played the organ in church and worked in soul cover bands, but devoted himself to jazz after seeing Mr. Peterson on television, a moment he later described as pivotal.

At Memphis State University, he befriended two pianists, James Williams and Donald Brown, both of whom later preceded him in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Mr. Miller spent several years with that band, just as he did with the trumpeter Woody Shaw, the singer Betty Carter and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, led by Ellington’s son, Mercer. Mr. Miller worked in an acclaimed quintet led by the drummer Tony Williams from the mid-1980s until shortly before Williams died in 1997.

Mr. Miller’s survivors include his wife, Tanya; his son, Darnell; his daughter, Leilani; and a grandson. He lived in Easton, Pa.

Though he harbored few resentments, Mr. Miller was clear about the limitations imposed on his career. “Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art,” he said in a 2005 interview with DownBeat magazine, differentiating his own unassuming style from the concept-laden, critically acclaimed fare that he described as “interview music.” He added, “Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.”

But Mr. Miller worked with so many celebrated peers, like the alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, that his reputation among musicians was ironclad. And his legacy includes a formative imprint on some leading players of the next wave, including the drummer Karriem Riggins and the bassist Derrick Hodge, who were in one of his trios. The pianist Robert Glasper once recorded an original ballad called “One for ’Grew,” paying homage to a primary influence. On Monday, another prominent pianist, Geoffrey Keezer, attested on Twitter that seeing Mr. Miller one evening in 1986 was “what made me want to be a piano player professionally.”

In the performance from the At Yoshi’s 2004 double CD that forms the sound track for this video tribute to him, Mulgrew has cleverly adopted Comes Love to the arrangement Ahmad Jamal used on Poinciana from his At The Pershing Room Argo LP, one of the most successful Jazz recordings ever issued.

The insistent rhythm is formed by Karriem Riggins use of mallets on the drum set’s tom toms and the insistent accent played by the high hat on the 2nd and 4thbeat of each measure.

On the original version, instead of the usual “clicking” sound made by stepping on the high hat’s cymbals to close them, Ahmad’s drummer, Vernel Fournier, played the high hat cymbals open [barely touching them together] creating more of a “chinging” sound to simulate finger cymbals.

You can hear this effect in a more pronounced manner as played by Karriem at 4:21 minutes of Mulgrew’s version.

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          Milton man withdraws motion to alter plea   
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SUNBURY — Robert Thomas has withdrawn his motion to alter his no contest plea he entered in September in connection with the April 2012 shooting death of his wife.

Thomas, of 1050 Phillips Road, Milton, entered the plea in September to charges of voluntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and making false reports to police.


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          Tarzan Boy   
(HUH?) Charlie Munh and others you may know. Facebook … Zimbabwe Republic Police. Charles
          #bigbinkshow J. Cole’s House Gets Raided   
    #bigbinkshow – Not sure whats wrong with the Swat/police team in North Carolina, but they took it upon themselves to run through J. Cole’s crib because of some suspicion of Drug activity.  So Cole put it out for the World to see….Thank god for Cameras.  
          What The What: Chris Brown’s Neighbors Called Police On Him For Ridiculous Reason   
  For once we’re on Team Breezy’s side! We think this is simply a matter of Chris’s neighbors hoping if they continuously give him enough…
          Parade and protest at Canada Day in Montreal   
Police hold back demonstraters during a protest in Montreal, Saturday, July 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Parades and some protest mark Canada's 150th birthday in Montreal

          Man attempts to hide from police, fails spectacularly   

Man attempts to hide from police, fails spectacularlyThis guy must have habitually lost at hide and seek as a child. SEE ALSO: Police dog too friendly for the force gets an adorable new job The West Yorkshire Police went in search of a man who had failed to appear in court for a burglary charge. Suffice to say they found him.  They shared a picture of the arrest to the West Yorkshire Halifax Facebook page and, no, it is not a joke. In the Facebook post, they wrote, "A male in Calderdale who was wanted by Police decided to try hide this morning when they went to his property looking for him. You will not be surprised to find out that yes we did find him - he will not be winning any awards for hide and seek champion soon!!!" First of all, the first place everyone looks is under the bed. Secondly, tuck your feet in, dude. WATCH: This automated CPR chest band could save lives in remote places

          Woman shot in head in South Seattle   

Police said witnesses told them that two cars had been driving through the area while their passengers had possibly been firing shots at each other. The woman was a passenger in one of the cars, police said.
          Concert On The Green 2017   
Dartmouth Police Relief Association's big event returns for the 15th year on Saturday, July 29th! Gates open at 4 pm, and you can enjoy the event from 5-11 pm. "Tusk" (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac) will perform at the UMass Dartmouth's Amphitheater... Continue reading…
          Arkansas: Une fusillade dans une boîte de nuit fait au moins 28 blessés   
La police locale a immédiatement précisé sur son compte Twitter qu’il ne s’agissait pas d’un «incident lié au terrorisme»...
          Etats-Unis: fusillade dans un club de l'Arkansas, 28 blessés   
Washington - Au moins 28 personnes ont été blessées, dont 25 par balle, lors d'une fusillade samedi matin dans une boîte de nuit de l'Arkansas, dans le sud des Etats-Unis, ont indiqué la police et le maire de Little Rock.
          Hayden Man Sentenced to Eight Years In Prison   

A Hayden man who pleaded guilty in March to second degree assault on a peace officer was sentenced Thursday. In December of 2016, 34-year-old Michael Coleman was charged following an incident in which he had been contacted by Hayden Police … Continue reading

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"Officers responded to Walmart when a customer was unable to get her car to start. She opened her hood and found a rather large Marmot trapped in the engine compartment. With the assistance of a kind citizen and a handy tow truck operator from Recovery Masters the Officers worked tirelessly to remove the animal’s fur from the fan belt.

 Once Unstuck Chuck was free Officers began the tedious task of negotiation with the furry stowaway. Chuck was very reluctant to leave his new found feast of electrical wires. When attempts to talk him down failed..........." 

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          28 Injured After Gunfire Erupts at Little Rock Nightclub   

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 people injured from an 11-second melee that police quickly said was not related to terrorism.
          REPORT: After Phoenix Dropped Sanctuary City Status, Crime Rate Fell   

When the City of Phoenix ended its sanctuary city status crime began to fall, the Arizona Police Association reports. Their statement contrasts sharply with politically motivated chiefs of police from around the country.
          Toronto police officer taken to hospital after bite from sick raccoon   
The officer was taken to hospital to be treated for a minor injury, but is otherwise fine. 'Obviously at this point there are concerns about rabies.'
          Rockledge gymnastics club owner charged with sex offense involving child   
Rockledge police said it's an ongoing investigation.

          Video: Gynmastics business owner charged with sex offenses   
The owner of a gymnastics center in Rockledge was charged by police with four counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under 12 years old.

          Woman filed a complaint against the Greendale Police Department for racially profiling has withdrawn   
The Milwaukee woman who filed a complaint against the Greendale Police Department for racial profiling has withdrawn her complaint, according to a news release from the department. Katherine Torres of Milwaukee filed a complaint with the department Friday, claiming she was racially profiled by a Greendale police officer and that he pulled her over based on her appearance and asked for her immigration status and Social Security number. Greendale Police investigated the traffic stop's audio and video footage, and say that the officer did not question Torres about her citizenship.
          SpaceX launch and parents arrested: NI90   
Today on the News in :90, host Rob Landers brings you up to speed on Sunday's SpaceX launch and the arrest of two parents who, police say, left their four children alone in a Melbourne motel. Video by Luann Manderville and Rob Landers. Posted 6/30/17

          Child found wandering at Melbourne motel; 3 others alone in room, police say   
The room where they were staying was filthy.

          1 Dies, 3 Rescued After Crabbing Boat Swamps Off Naval Station Everett   
Navy divers were able to save 3 of 4 people who were in a small aluminum boat that swamped just off the pier at Naval Station Everett. Just before 8:00 AM this morning 9-1-1 began receiving calls of a small boat taking on water. Crews from Everett Fire, Marine Two with Everett Police aboard and […]
          These Three Very Good Police Dogs Overdosed On Fentanyl — And Lived - BuzzFeed News   

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On October 27, Primus and two other police dogs, Packer and Finn, trained to find hidden cash, had spent the morning investigating an empty house as part of a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation into a heroin ring. The three dogs are now the ...

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          Comment on Elections are becoming weapons of mass distraction from the lack of economic traction. by dofornow   
John Re attack on Kensington Town hall: I am surprised that the police have not put crime scene tape around the Housing Dpt. People have died! In my opinion, there are folk who would love to sack that place! Some to my eyes looked like street thugs….used shut down discourse and cause confusion and mayhem whenever immigration comes to the fore.
          Police reassure parents over incorrect reports of attempted schoolboy abduction   
POLICE have dismissed reports of an attempted schoolboy abduction yesterday morning, saying the situation was a misunderstanding.
          Grab is assisting the Malaysian police investigate the alleged rape of a passenger by a driver   
Uber’s chief rival in Southeast Asia, Grab, is now assisting the police in investigating the rape of a passenger.  The said passenger was allegedly raped by the driver of a vehicle she had hailed using the company’s platform. The incident took place near Seri Kembangan, Selangor state, Indonesia. According to police report, the incident occurred at […]
          Bodycam Shows Cop Get Unexpected Magic Show   
Frisco, TX - A Frisco police officer's body camera caught a mind blowing traffic stop on video he won't soon forget. Officer Aaron Steensma pulled over to check on what he thought was a stranded motorist. The driver explained to the officer he had just stopped to make a phone call. The man, who turned out to be magician Rick Morrill, thanked Officer Steensma for his service and even offered to give him a little magic show.
          Two arrests as police launch murder investigation into Darlington stabbing   
POLICE launched a murder investigation after a man was found in a Darlington Street.
          Cops comb for bald man who swiped Rogaine in Detroit area   
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Police in suburban Detroit can skip barbershops as they search for a man who stole a hair growth product....
          Never mind: Police say would-be robber apologizes to clerk   
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Police in South Carolina are seeking a man who apologized after attempting to rob a convenience store....
          Barn Theatre to Save Music with WE WILL ROCK YOU   

The hilarious futuristic comedy WE WILL ROCK YOU shakes up the Barn stage July 11 - 23. Based on hit songs by the British rock group Queen, prepare to be thoroughly rocked in this magnifico-o-o- o-o- musical fantasy!

WE WILL ROCK YOU tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where globalization is complete and everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. It's up to a young Galileo, (played by 2nd year apprentice Quinn Moran), who hears in his head the ancient words and melodies from the past, and the cynical yet lovable Scaramouche, (played by Barn favorite Samantha Rickard), to take back the music from the evil globalist corporation, Globalsoft.

Ruling the corporation is the Killer Queen, (portrayed by Barn leading lady Penelope Alex), with the help of her very Orwellian police force, headed by Khashoggi (Barn favorite Eric Parker.) Will the Bohemians overcome the Killer Queen's vice grip over the iPlanet? Featuring many of Queen's greatest hits including Play the Game, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and the title track. Experience the music of Queen in a majestically, mad musical!

Having been played in 17 countries and on 6 continents, WE WILL ROCK YOU has seen 12 years of consistent West End performances, and has garnered 14 awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Popular Show in 2011.

Although the project was workshopped in the mid-90s, it wasn't until 2000 that Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen sat down with Ben Elton to construct an original story. The three felt that this interpretation of the songs played perfect homage to the source of the material and the father of theatrical rock: the late, great Freddie Mercury.

Performances for WE WILL ROCK YOU are Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm

July 11 - 23.

WE WILL ROCK YOU is sponsored by Forensic Fluids. American Sign Language interpreted performance on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 sponsored by Eaton.

About Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets are $37 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under for all performances. Rehearsal Shed reservations can now be made online - day of show. Go to Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Group rates available. Tickets may now be purchased on the internet or on your smart phone via PayPal. To reserve tickets at the Box Office - Call today: (269) 731-4121 ~ open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm. or visit

          Pennsylvania State Police and MADD encourage safe driving during the July 4 holiday   

AVONDALE >> With the upcoming holiday, Pennsylvanian State Police and Mothers Against Drunk Drive (MADD) have a warning for motorists.

Trooper Reginald Easterling Jr., who serves as the community service officer at the Avondale Barracks, created a video to inform the public of the Independence holiday enforcement period from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4.

          New surveillance picture released of gunman's truck in teen's road rage killing in Chester Co.   
Police released new surveillance picture of the gunman's truck, who shot and killed a teen driver during a road rage incident earlier this week in Chester County.
          New surveillance picture released of gunman's truck in teen's road rage killing in Chester Co.   
Police released new surveillance picture of the gunman's truck, who shot and killed a teen driver during a road rage incident earlier this week in Chester County.
          25 people shot at nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas   
Police say 25 people were shot after gunfire rang out Saturday at a rap show at a downtown Little Rock nightclub, prompting pleas from top leaders to curb the growing violence in Arkansas' capital city.
          North Carolina police officer helps woman after stopping her for speeding   
A North Carolina police officer touched a woman's heart when after stopping her for speeding he helped her get her registration up to date and bought her a car tire.
          Student Arrested at University of Florida   
A University of Florida student (Andrew Myers) stepped up to the mic and began asking John Kerry a bunch of interesting questions during his visit to the campus. I believe asking him if he was a member of the secret society Skull & Bones finally caused the police to arrest him and eventually get tasered.

I actually disagree with the way things were handled. The guy was only asking questions. Questions that it seemed Senator Kerry were about to answer before Myers was detained.

A University of Florida student (Andrew Myers) stepped up to the mic and began asking John Kerry a bunch of interesting questions during his visit to the campus. I believe asking him if he was a member of the secret society Skull & Bones finally caused the police to arrest him and eventually get tasered.

I actually disagree with the way things were handled. The guy was only asking questions. Questions that it seemed Senator Kerry were about to answer before Myers was detained.
          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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          The Latest: Chief: Nightclub shooting may be gang-related   

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Little Rock’s police chief says investigators believe a shooting at a nightclub where 28 people were injured may be gang-related. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner says the shooting early Saturday appears to have stemmed […]

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          The Latest: 28 injured in club dispute that led to gunfire   

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Police say 28 people were injured when shots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock. The 11-second melee sent clubgoers screaming and scrambling for cover. All of the victims were expected 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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          28 People Injured in Arkansas Nightclub Shooting   
28 People Injured in Arkansas Nightclub Shooting

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Last night, a rap show at a Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub ended in utter chaos when multiple shots were fired, leaving 28 concertgoers wounded in the process.

According to multiple reports, 25 people were wounded in the gunfire. An additional three people were injured while trying to escape and being trampled in the process. 

The gunfire took place around 2:30 a.m. during a performance from rapper Finese2Tymes. A flyer for the show is embedded below.

The shooting is not being reported as an act of terror. Instead, it stemmed from an altercation between two parties. Fortunately, police report that all injured parties are expected to make a full recovery. 

Watch a local report from THV11 below.

          Hotel Worker S Murder 6 More Detained   

Northeast District police say the suspects aged from 17 to 25 are in remand for seven days to facilitate investigations into the murder of M Sathiwill 20 GEORGE TOWN Six people were detained yesterday in connection with the murder of a hote...
          Comment on Rapid City Hosts Impeachment March, Noem Town Hall, Democratic Friendraiser by Cory Allen Heidelberger   
OldSarg is determined to distract, so let me take some heat. The Aberdeen public library, Aberdeen city hall, Brown County Courthouse, Northern State University library, and Aberdeen school district buildings have no metal detectors. One can attend Aberdeen city council meetings, Brown County commission meetings, and Aberdeen Central school board meetings without passing through a metal detector. In making the above statement, I have done nothing stupid or evil. I have not encouraged or endorsed violent activity at any of those venues. I bear no responsibility for any violent activity that other evildoers might commit at those venues. OldSarg, the "constitutionalist", apparently wants us to maintain a strict police state with universal surveillance. How's that for a distraction? But hey, feel free to attend Noem's town hall—which, as Susan helpfully notes, has been bumped back to 9:30—and ask her if she supports the installation of metal detectors in every public building and if so how she would fund such installations as Governor.
          28 People Hurt in Arkansas Club Shooting, Police Say   
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas  —   Twenty-eight people were wounded early Saturday as gunfire rang out during a concert at a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said. All but three were shot and the others suffered related injuries at the Power Ultra Lounge in the Arkansas capital. Two people are listed in critical condition, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said Saturday afternoon, and the others had non-life-threatening injuries.. Victims ranged in age from 16 to 35, he said. Officials believe the […]
          Newton Police Seeking Help Locating Missing Woman   
UPDATE: Police say Snow has been located. NEWTON, Iowa  —  Newton police are asking for help locating a missing adult. Annette Kay Snow, 48, was last seen on Thursday, June 29th, near the Newton Public Library at approximately 1:30 p.m. and later that afternoon on Highway 14 south of Newton. She has been without necessary medication for several days. Snow was wearing a black t-shirt with mini superhero figures on it, grey leggings, and pink flip flops. Anyone with information […]
          First Degree Murder Warrant Issued for Man in Charles City   
CHARLES CITY, Iowa  —  A first degree murder warrant has been issued for a man in Charles City. On Friday night, the Charles City Police Department responded to a shots fired report in the 2100 block of Clarkview Drive. A victim at that location was taken to a hospital where they later died. The victim’s name has not yet been released. Antoine Williams, 36, is now named as a suspect. Williams is described as a black male, 6’7″ tall, weighing […]
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Security stepped up as May attends regatta   

PRIME Minister Theresa May was at the Henley Royal Regatta yesterday amid increased security around major sporting events. Armed police were visible at the annual rowing event, while a ring of steel has been put in place around London’s SW19 area ahead...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Police probe a Glasgow link to Gleneagles jewellery heist   
MARTHA VAUGHAN expensive designer watches including Rolexes and other Swiss-made products worth up to £350,000 from display cases which they smashed. The men ran back to their car, a blue Audi, which was parked outside with the engine running. The...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Plans lodged to increase parking at Fairy Pools   

ALEX WALKER result, many vehicles are left at the roadside, which causes congestion and access difficulties for local residents, delivery vans and emergency services. Police have also been called to the car park to resolve parking rows. The famous...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Family in fresh inquest plea   
A CALL by the families of four military policemen killed in Iraq for a fresh inquest into their deaths has been rejected by the Government’s chief legal adviser. Corporals Russell Aston, 30, and Simon Miller, 21, and Lance Corporals Benjamin McGowan...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Car use in ‘attack’ had cloned registration   
A CAR that allegedly struck two police officers in what prosecutors say was an attempted murder bid had “cloned” number plates, a court heard. Jurors heard how detectives checked the registration plate of a burned-out Nissan Qashqai hours after PC...
          Kevin Greening - Radio Rewind   
The Radio Rewind site is a splendid guide to Radios 1 and 2, and has a feature on Kev. An email to the site reminded me of its existence, and it's worth nipping across if you've not been there before. In addition to some info on Kev's time at Radio 1, there are also some sound clips from 1995 that will keep you entertained.

Radio Rewind page on Kevin Greening

Events in the news continue rumbling along, with some publications choosing to run with rumours and speculation. The Daily Mail did what only the Mail could do, and took a merry gig all over Kevin's still-warm corpse in a piece published tomorrow (5th Jan.) The BBC News site is taking a far more calm approach and sticking with the facts as they emerge. This is a link to the most recent update, as of Friday 4th January.

BBC News - RE: Police Appeal

I'll be trawling through some more audio in the next couple of days and should have some more of the surreal adverts pretty soon. Have uncovered a selection of Xfm stuff, including more of the breakfast cover, one show from his first week at Xfm, covering for Jon Kennedy and even some of his brief stint at Heart 106.2. Sadly, nothing from the vintage years as yet, and so I put the development of this site in the hands of its readers. If you've anything to offer, please get in touch via

One of Kev's programmes for the Travel Channel is available as part of their 'Video on Demand' service, although it would seem they expect people to pay for this. Which, naturally, seems a little unrealistic. Should you be interested, this is here.

Oh, and not quite deserving of its own post is this clip which can be found on YouTube, of American band Hanson visiting the Kevin and Zoe Breakfast Show in the winter of 1997. 'Mmmbop' was one of Kev's 'Prove Me Wrong' songs, whereby he'd say a record would sink without trace, only with more words and sounding considerably more articulate than I can manage, only to finish the link with the phrase, 'Prove Me Wrong'. Think of it as a 'record of the week' with a bit of wit attached.

I'll always remember reading an interview with Hanson about whether or not they liked the UK. One of them replied with something along the lines of, "yeah, it's cool. They actually speak English there too. It's always nice to be able to communicate."

          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....
          1 wounded in shooting in Logan Square area   

A 27-year-old man was wounded Saturday afternoon in an attack on the Northwest Side in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened shortly after 3:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of West St. Louis Avenue. The man told police he heard shots, felt pain and realized he had been...

          "The actions of the police division today will be to assist the church for the funeral. We anticipate that a fairly large crowd will be outside the church and the general area, ... We're trying to approach everything with common sense." - Thomas Streicher   
"The actions of the police division today will be to assist the church for the funeral. We anticipate that a fairly large crowd will be outside the church and the general area, ... We're trying to approach everything with common sense." - Thomas Streicher
          9/11 Simplified...   
9/11 Simplified...
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.
In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers.
However, there is a valid complaint often voiced in the Truth Movement, which runs like this: “I really don’t care how 9/11 was done and I’m tired of all the infighting about this. What really matters is, we know the government’s story is bogus, so we need to focus on identifying the criminals and bringing them to justice.”

I consider this a very legitimate grievance. But I don’t think we can separate “who” from “how.” When a prosecutor presents his case in a courtroom, he doesn’t name a crime’s perpetrator without describing how the crime was carried out. Nor does he present the jury with the crime’s details and methodology without identifying the suspect(s).
So let’s tackle both how and who, and we’ll start with “who,” because doing so clarifies a lot of “how.”

The Who

What’s wrong with the following math equations?
3 + 3 = 68
98 – 7 = 2
58 X 7 = 35
What’s wrong, of course, are the 8s. Take away the 8s and each equation reads correctly.
I believe that, when it comes to resolving the mystery of how 9/11 was executed, the Truth Movement suffers from a major “8” (in addition to any individual doses of cognitive dissonance that have been deliberately sprinkled in). I believe that “8” is:
9/11 was an inside job.
I believe a far more correct rendering is:
9/11 was an outside job, done by Israeli operatives, but with consent and cooperation at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
To understand this, it may be helpful to compare Israel’s vicious 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. It is well understood that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara fully cooperated, by twice recalling U.S. fighters that the Sixth Fleet had sent to rescue the Liberty, and later by ordering a cover-up. However, at the physical operational level, the attack was carried out by Israelis, not by Americans in an “inside job.”
OK, but what’s the evidence that Israel was behind 9/11? By far the best summary I’ve seen is the WikiSpooks post 9-11/Israel Did It. (Incidentally, as many of my regular readers know, I’m half-Jewish on my father’s side, so knee-jerk charges against me of “anti-Semitism” can be stuffed in the appropriate place.)
A sampling of highlights:
• The five notorious “dancing Israelis” who filmed the Twin Towers’ destruction, after which they celebrated, high-fiving each other and even photographing themselves flicking a lighter against the backdrop of the smoking ruins. They were arrested after driving off in a van whose license number was reported by a neighbor. Later it was revealed that at least two of them were agents of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
• Michael Chertoff was put in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation of 9/11, despite his mother having been a Mossad agent, and Chertoff himself reportedly holding dual citizenship in Israel. Chertoff released hundreds of arrested Israelis back to Israel, including the notorious “dancing Israelis.”
• Quoting Wikispooks: “The company that ran airport security at all three airports where the alleged hijackings originated was Huntsleigh USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS International and owned by Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon —both Israeli Jews.”
• ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, who became the new owner of the World Trade Center less than two months before the attacks, and earned an insurance payout of nearly $5 billion on his $124 million investment (after missing the disaster due to a fortuitous doctor’s appointment on the morning of 9/11) was such good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in November 2001: “Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call.”1
• Supported by funds from Israel’s government, Zim Israel Navigational was the world’s ninth largest shipping firm. It had its American headquarters in the World Trade Center—until about two weeks before 9/11. Zim then moved its offices and employees to a new building, claiming rent was cheaper there.
• The 9/11 Commission’s executive director was Philip Zelikow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. Why should anyone with sworn loyalty to a foreign nation be entrusted with such a position?
• On 9/11, the chairman of George W. Bush’s Defense Policy Board was Richard Perle, whom the National Security Agency had caught spying on the U.S. for Israel in 1970.
• On 9/11, employees of the Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received messages two hours before the attack, warning them not to be in the World Trade Center.
• Ptech, a software firm linked to Israeli intelligence, had provided vital software being used by the FAA, FBI, and U.S. armed forces on 9/11.
• On 9/11, seated in row 9 of Flight 11 (directly behind “Mohammed Atta”) was Danny Lewin, a former captain in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and who served in the Sayeret Matkal, which specializes in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and assassination. Lewin could bench-press 315 pounds and “was trained to kill terrorists with a pen or a credit card, or just his bare hands.”2 In 2000, he had himself photographed in front of panels resembling the Twin Towers, wearing a Swatch Watch whose model name was “Hijacker.” The hour, minute and second hands were all on the “11” and the date was set to the 11th, even though the picture was taken on the 10th.

The odds against all four time indicators being on “11” are more than 20,000 to 1. Times the odds of the watch model being named “Hijacker”: unfathomable.
That’s just a small sampling of the evidence that Israel did 9/11. When police detectives try to solve a murder, among the first questions asked is: Who benefitted from the crime? In 9/11’s case, Middle Eastern Muslims did not benefit—the U.S. has been making war on them for 16 years. America did not benefit—we’re suffering the casualties and trillions in costs from the wars, as well as degradation of our liberties in the name of security. The only beneficiary was Israel—her enemies have been neutralized one by one, courtesy America, in fulfillment of the Greater Israel plan, with Iran reputedly next on the hit list.
That’s the main who; let’s talk about the how.

(1) How were the Twin Towers destroyed?

Within alternative media are three major schools of thought about this. One is nano-thermite, largely advocated by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Another is Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs), whose foremost advocate is Dr. Judy Wood. The third is nuclear devices, which I and a few others support. Let me be clear: I have friends in all three camps, and differing opinions on this matter don’t impede our friendships.
I’ve laid out why I believe the Twin Towers’ collapse was a nuclear event in an extensive blog post. To minimize redundancy, I’ll shrink this to a “top ten” list:


1. Thyroid cancer occurs at above-average frequency in 9/11 first responders more than any other type of cancer (see full post for citations). This is a signature of nuclear bombs; they emit iodine-131, which collects in the thyroid, often causing cancer. (This is why some people keep potassium iodide tablets on hand—to protect their thyroid glands in case of a nuclear attack.)
2. World Trade Center dust samples examined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found Uranium, Strontium, Barium, Thorium, and other products of nuclear fission, in high concentrations that only an atomic blast could explain. Although the Survey avoided calling attention to the significance, William Tahil vetted it in his pioneering 2006 book Ground Zero: The Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Centre. (The phrase “ground zero,” incidentally, had only been applied to nuclear detonation sites prior to 9/11.)
3. There was molten steel underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, whose fires kept burning for over three months. Extraordinary heat is yet another signature of a nuclear bomb.
(Note: I’m aware that molten steel was seen at a corner of the South Tower before its collapse; I don’t doubt that pre-planted explosives were in the Towers, probably including the incendiary thermite, but I don’t believe these explosives were what destroyed the WTC. To clarify, each Tower had six basement levels, and the thesis of my full post—which I had excellent assistance with—is that each Tower was destroyed by a suitcase nuke positioned at the lowest point in either building: the services pits beneath elevator 50. This was the only elevator that ran the full length of either Tower, and the only elevator whose service pits were carved into the bedrock beneath the World Trade Center. This location would make the ideal “launching pad” for a nuke, as the bedrock would contain the sideways and downward force of a nuclear explosion, which would follow the path of least resistance up through the shaft. See the full post for diagrams.)
4. The Towers did not simply “fall,” they exploded, throwing chunks of steel weighing multiple tons hundreds of feet. Check, for example, this piece that embedded itself in the American Express Building across the street:

No exotic weapons are needed to explain this. A nuclear bomb is the most powerful explosive known.
5. The Towers’ inner contents were vaporized: no furniture, filing cabinets (except one), computers, or toilets survived. All turned into dust. Even the buildings’ concrete became dust, instead of falling as chunks of debris. The vaporization, of course, included the people inside (whole bodies that were found belonged to people who jumped before the Towers disintegrated). Not only is a nuclear bomb the most powerful explosive known, its blast—unlike conventional explosives—endures for several seconds, enabling it to inflict considerably more damage.
6. At the times of the two Tower “collapses,” seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded enormous off-the-chart spikes consistent with huge explosions.

This shot of the South Tower exploding caught a huge singular upward burst of energy.
7. A nuclear blast explains the damage to the rest of the World Trade Center. Buildings 5 and 7 suffered enormous fires, and building 6 was cratered out. These phenomena could not have begun before the Towers’ destruction; otherwise, videos of the burning Towers would have shown additional smoke plumes, and cameras would have panned to the blazes.
Nuclear blasts originating at the lowest levels of the Twin Towers may provide the answer. Underground the World Trade Center was interconnected by pipes, not only for sewage, but a 3-foot-wide storm water drainage system.
Any building’s place at greatest risk for flooding is its lowest point. For the Twin Towers, this would have been Elevator 50’s service pits. From here flood water would be pumped through pipes to the 36-inch storm drain. Thus atomic blasts here would not only follow the path of least resistance through Elevator 50’s shaft, but through the 36-inch storm water drain, traveling through the underground pipes and shooting up through buildings 5, 6 and 7, igniting them. Falling debris could not have caused the raging internal fires seen in the smaller buildings; edifices outside the World Trade Center (American Express Building, Winter Garden Atrium) were heavily impacted by debris, but they did not catch fire. THEY WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE WTC’S UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
Please see my full post for elaboration and documentation of the above point.
8. On 9/11, New Yorkers fled two terrifying dust clouds that engulfed the area surrounding the WTC. Anyone who watches videos of nuclear bombs detonating will see that they create sprawling ground-level clouds. Although building demolitions also routinely make dust clouds, the 9/11 ones seemed to have had a life of their own.


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          Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China   
Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China
Latest earth changes news...

A sleeping woman was swallowed by sinkhole in central China after her bedroom collapsed during heavy rain.

The video, filmed in Shizhuling, Hunan Province on June 25, shows how the house partially collapsed when the sinkhole opened due to the unstable terrain composed of a network of caves and waterways.



Just like Jeff Bush in Florida a few years ago! Fears are growing for a 45-year-old mother in central China who was apparently swallowed by a sinkhole while she was sleeping in her bed.

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Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China (video). via South China Morning Post
It is her husband that rang the alarm on Saturday morning, when after hearing a loud boom, he entered his bedroom, and found a three-square-metre hole in the floor that swallowed a refrigerator, an electric fan and his wife.
The couple lives in Shizhuling, a village in the city of Lianyuan, which had been hard hit by heavy rains over the previous two days.

Search for the swallowed woman

Rescue teams launched a search for the missing woman – digging to a depth of 15 metres – but the work had to be called off when conditions became too dangerous. The excavation in the sodden ground even led to the partial collapse of a neighbouring property.

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Rescue teams dig 15 meters deep and did not find the body of the 42-year-old mother. via South China Morning Post
The deadly sinkhole was most certainly due to geological landscape in the area made of a network of caves and underground waterways.

For the video:

 "And the Earth Shall Swallow up..." 


DEVELOPING: Mysterious boom shakes houses and alarms residents in St. Helens, Oregon

A mysterious sound resembling a thunderous explosion was heard around 8 p.m. on June 25 in the St. Helens area. Curious citizens flooded social media with questions about the origin of the loud boom that some said shook homes and rattled windows. According to St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss, the first reports of the sound came in at 8:22 p.m. Moss said his department fielded 11 calls regarding the boom, mainly from residents on the west side of town.
The cause of the sound has not been determined. Moss said this time of year is marked by frequent firework and “loud boom” reports. Without more definitive information, Moss said the matter would be considered closed. There was a viral reaction to the sound on Facebook, where reports of the boom were contentiously debated and numerous theories were offered. READ MORE

BIRTH PANGS: 900 Quakes in Yellowstone, 40 quakes near Lake Tahoe, 40 Quakes in N. Iceland

There are currently several seismic swarms taking place around the world. Nobody knows when they are going to stop and more frightening what they are going to produce. Yellowstone Supervolcano earthquake swarm reaches 878 events in just two weeks. The earthquake swarm hitting the Yellowstone national Park is currently slowing down, but more than 900 quakes have already hit near West Yellowstone on the western edge of the National Park in the last 2 weeks. But there is
virtually no risk of the volcano erupting – USGS hasn’t raised either the volcano alert level or the aviation color. The current earthquake swarm began on June 12. A week later, the USGS put out a statement to say that 464 earthquakes had been recorded, with the largest being magnitude 4.4. This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years. At the time, a spokesperson for the USGS said “slowly winding down,” adding that “no other geological activity has been detected.” However, in a newly released statement about the ongoing swarm, seismologists from the University of Utah said 878 events have now been recorded at Yellowstone National Park. READ MORE

Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected

Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) valid 01:00 UTC (09:00 local time) on June 26, Changde, Yueyang, Yiyang, Loudi, Shangrao, Juijiang and other places recorded between 350 and
470 mm (13.8 – 18.5 inches) of rain since the evening of June 22. By that time, severe weather affected 7.33 million people, 504 000 people were evacuated, and 186 000 needed emergency rescue. 6 500 houses collapsed while 60 000 suffered different degrees of damage. The direct economic loss was estimated at 9.46 billion yuan. At 01:00 UTC on June 27, the number of affected people rose to 7.446 million. READ MORE

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          Offender remains at large after AOS operation   
A police operation involving the Armed Offenders Squad northwest of Auckland failed to apprehend an offender.
Earlier on Friday afternoon police said they were at a Parakai Ave, Parakai address "looking for an offender".
"The Armed Offenders Squad is present as a precautionary measure and inquires are ongoing," Senior Sergeant Ian Byrne of Waitemata police said.
At 6.30pm a police spokeswoman said police had left the area and were following lines of inquiry to find the offender.
Parakai Ave residents had locked themselves in their homes as armed police searched the area for the person.

          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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          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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          By 2100, Refugees Would Be the Most Populous Country on Earth   
Poverty and deadly wars are the major drivers of displacement.

The UN Refugee Agency has announced the new figures for the world’s displaced: 65.9 million. That means that 65.9 million human beings live as refugees, asylum seekers or as internally displaced people. If the refugees formed a country, it would be the 21st largest state in the world, just after Thailand (68.2 million) and just ahead of the United Kingdom (65.5 million). But unlike these other states, refugees have few political rights and no real representation in the institutions of the world.

The head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi, recently said that most of the displacement comes as a result of war. "The world seems to have become unable to make peace," Grandi said. "So you see old conflicts that continue to linger, and new conflicts erupting, and both produce displacement. Forced displacement is a symbol of wars that never end."

Few continents are immune from the harsh reality of war. But the epicenter of war and displacement is along the axis of the Western-driven global war on terror and resource wars. The line of displacement runs from Afghanistan to South Sudan with Syria in between. Eyes are on Syria, where the war remains hot and the tensions over escalation intensify daily. But there is as deadly a civil war in South Sudan, driven in large part by a ferocious desire to control the country’s oil. Last year, 340,000 people fled South Sudan for refugee camps in neighboring Uganda. This is a larger displacement than from Syria.

Poverty is a major driver of displacement. It is what moves hundreds of thousands of people to try and cross the Sahara Desert and then the Mediterranean Sea for European pastures. But most who try this journey meet a deadly fate. Both the Sahara and the Mediterranean are dangerous. This week, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Niger rescued 600 migrants from the Sahara, although 52 did not survive.

A 22-year-old woman from Nigeria was among those rescued. She was on a pick-up truck with 50 people. They left Agadez for Libya. ‘We were in the desert for ten days,’ she says. "After five days, the driver abandoned us. He left us with all of our belongings, saying he was going to pick us up in a couple of hours. But he never did." Forty-four of the migrants died. The six who remained struggled to safety. ‘We had to drink our own pee to survive,’ she said.

Getting to Libya is hard enough. But being in Libya is perilous. Violence against vulnerable migrants inside Libya continues to occur. The IOM reports the presence in Libya of ‘slave markets.’ Migrants who make it across the Sahara into Libya have told investigators that they find themselves in these slave markets where they are bought to be taken to private prisons and put to work or else sold back to their families if they can raise the high ransom payments. UNICEF reports incidents of rape and violence against women and children in these private prisons. One 15-year-old boy said of his time in a private prison, "Here they treat us like chickens. They beat us, they do not give us good water and good food. They harass us. So many people are dying here, dying from disease, freezing to death."

Danger lurks on the sea as well. This year already IOM reports least 2,108 deaths in the sea between Libya and Italy. This is the fourth year in a row that IOM has counted over 2,000 deaths by mid-year. Over the past five years, this averages out to about 10 deaths a day. Libya, broken by NATO’s war in 2011, remains a gateway for the vulnerable from various parts of Africa, countries damaged by IMF policies and by warfare. There is no expectation that the numbers of those on the march will decrease.

In a recent paper in The Lancet (June 2017), Paul Spiegel, formerly of the UN Refugee Agency suggests that the "humanitarian system was not designed to address the types of conflicts that are happening at present." With over 65 million people displaced, the various institutions of the UN and of the NGO world are simply not capable of managing the crisis.

"It is not simply overstretched," Spiegel wrote of the humanitarian system, "it is no longer fit for purpose."

These are shattering words. One problem Spiegel identifies is the assumption that refugee flows are temporary, since wars will end at some point. What happens when wars and occupations are permanent? People either have to live for generations in refugee camps or they will seek, through dangerous passages, flight to the West. He gives the example of Iran, which absorbed over a million Afghan refugees without using the camp strategy. They simply allowed the Afghans into Iranian society and absorbed them by putting money into their various social schemes (such as education and health). Spiegel also points out that refugees must be part of the designing the process for humanitarian aid. These are good suggestions, but they are not going to be possible with the limited funds available for refugees and with the crisis level of activity that detains the humanitarian agencies.

Spiegel does not deal with one of the great problems for humanitarianism: the persistence of war and the theory that more war—or the current euphemism, security—is the answer to humanitarian crises. This January, over 1,000 people tried to scale the large barrier that divides Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Looking at that barrier, one is reminded of the idea that walls will somehow prevent migration, a view driven by President Donald Trump. Violence met the migrants, a mirror of the violence that was visited among migrants along the spinal cord of Eastern Europe last year. Walls, police forces and military interventions are all seductive to an imagination that forgets why people migrate and that they are human beings on the run with few other options. There is a view that security barriers and security forces will raise the price of migrant and deter future migrants. This is a silly illusion. Migration is dangerous already. That has not stopped anyone. More humane thinking is necessary.

It is important therefore that the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a meeting on the Sahel on June 28 that the world leaders need to "avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security" when dealing with the multiple crises in the Sahara region and north of it. "No purely military solution" can work against transnational organized crime, violent extremism and terrorism, nor against poverty and hopelessness. Underlying causes are not being addressed, and indeed the surface reactions—to bomb more—only create more problems, not less.

In the July issue of Land Use Policy, professors Charles Geisler and Ben Currens estimate that by 2100 there will be 2 billion refugees as a result of climate change. These numbers are staggering. They are an inevitable future. By then, refugees will be the largest country on earth—nomads, seeking shelter from destruction of climate and capitalism, from rising seas and wars of greed.


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          Magic City – eine magische Stadt   
Street Art ist unterhaltsam, frech, bunt, lebendig, außerdem sozialkritisch und politisch. Ein weltweit bekannter Vertreter dieser Stilrichtung ist z. B. Banksy, deren Werke, sobald sie irgendwo auftauchen, unglaubliches Aufsehen erregen. Doch halt, mit Street Art sind nicht die Schmierereien an Hauswänden gemeint. Hier handelt es sich um eine anspruchsvolle Kunstform, die einfach nur im öffentlichen Raum stattfindet. Mit der Ausstellung MAGIC CITY, gibt es in München, bis Anfang September, eine wunderbare Auswahl der tollsten Künstler und ich kann euch sagen, ein Besuch lohnt sich. Zu sehen gibt es mehr als 60 Künstler aus der ganzen Welt, falls ich mich nicht verzählt habe. Fast alle Kunstwerke wurden direkt vor Ort erstellt und auf Youtube könnt ihr deren Entstehung miterleben. Los geht’s mit einigen meiner Favoriten. Den Rest müßt ihr dann selbst entdecken. Das Werk von The London Police zeigt ihre inzwischen kultigen ‚LADS’-Charaktere. TLP, das sind Chaz Barrison und Bob Gibson. Film über die Entstehung des The London Police Werk. == Diese tolle Arbeit vom Videokünstler Motomichi Nakamura und die netten kleinen Figuren müßt ihr euch ansehen. == Die …
          Police: Club shooting that injured 28 may be gang-related   
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 people injured from an 11-second melee that police said may be gang-related....
          7/2/2017: Front Page: Body found after ‘commotion’   
A DEAD body has been found at a unit in Corio following reports of a disturbance on Friday night. Police were called to Matthews Rd about 10pm following reports a woman, who didn’t live at the address, had been assaulted. Paramedics were called to...
          7/2/2017: Front Page: 05 Bush hunt for suspect   

FULL STORY: TV GUIDE BUSHLAND and sections of the Yarra River in Melbourne’s northeast have been searched in the long-running hunt for a troubled man wanted over the killing of his brother. The Sunday Herald Sun can reveal police last Monday descended...
          7/2/2017: Front Page: Legal crackdown on mooning   
MOONING is officially illegal in Victoria and bare-bummed offenders face two months in jail for baring all, from today. The act of showing your derriere is part of an overhaul of 50 sexual offences to modernise police powers and crack down on...
          Comment on The 6 Best AKs for the Money by Seth Burgin   
The Galil is a very nice nod & doff of the cap to the AK, and so is the Daewoo K2, which took the best part of the AK, and melded it to the best of the AR and the SKS. ARs were made in huge numbers but still pale in comparison to the Mauser 98 for being influential, and the sheer mass numbers made. The AK is the 20th century's Mauser. What other gun can I stash behind a locker, until the bolt is so frozen I need a 2x4 and a mallet to knock it free, then after that first round knocks everything inside loose, it runs like a raped ape? The AK is the ONLY small arm that comes to mind. Vepr has always been the maker of premium AKs, but companies like FEG, Zastava, and any East Block country made fairly respectable versions. I am still not a huge fan of the Chinese stuff. It's not so much that they can't make quality, as it is they choose not to, because it's easier and or cheaper. Their early steel was junk, so that factors in too. I'd love a Woo two with select fire. Someday, maybe someday, I can get a manufacturing license and strike a deal with the police to make some full auto stuff as "sample guns".
          Clashes in Kashmir leave woman dead   
A woman was killed and several other people injured during anti-India protests and clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir that erupted yesterday after government forces launched an operation against rebels in the disputed region, police said.
          Battle rages in British Isles over offshore drilling   
Here's a question: in which country do you imagine that a police officer might say to a protestor who is trying to prevent an offshore gas/oil drilling exploration, “I have your last breath in my hands”?
          Aggravated Discharge Of A Firearm In Rockford   
  On June 21, 2017 at 8:16pm Officers with the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1600 block of S. … Continue reading →
          Rockford Scanner Exclusive: Subject In Custody After A Standoff in Rockford   
    Earlier tonight around 9:30 pm, the Rockford Police were on scene of a standoff on Rockford’s East side. … Continue reading →
          Police Investigating a Murder in Rockford   
  Candle Light Vigil: Candlelight vigil at 6 pm tonight at Kent n Sanford for Jamie Rogers     RS fan contacted … Continue reading →
          According to the Rockford Police Department There has Been Over 20 Shooting Incidents In Rockford, In The Last 72 Hours   
    According to the Rockford Police Department There has Been Over 20 Shooting Incidents In Rockford, In The Last … Continue reading →
          Police Investigating Another Home Invasion On Rockford’s East Side   
    On 6/7/17 at around 1:00 A.M. Rockford Police responded to the 1800 of Ridgeland Rd for a reported … Continue reading →
          Suspects Attempt To Hijack A Vehicle in Rockford, With Children Inside The Vehicle   
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at approximately 4:25 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a complaint of … Continue reading →
          Rockford police Say It Was A Mello Day In Rockford On Wednesday, Only 6 Shooting Incidents And A Handful Of Other Calls   
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          Lockerbie evidence not disclosed   
Scottish police had information that could have changed the outcome of the Lockerbie trial, a BBC programme learns.
           Man broke into apartments because of his 'telepathy'    
Isaac Mascarenas, 48, was arrested by Albuquerque, New Mexico police Friday after allegedly breaking into two apartments and telling police his 'mental telepathy' made him do it.
           Boy, 5, accidentally shoots and kills himself    
Jayden Pempleton, 5, accidentally shot himself in his Jackson, Mississippi, home on Saturday morning, according to Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones.
           Hero PC shot London Bridge jihadi was on his first call    
One of the armed policemen who tackled the London Bridge terrorists was on his first call-out as a marksman, it can be revealed.
           Police chiefs plan to issue a Taser to every officer    
Rookie police officers could be handed Tasers under an urgent review ordered in the wake of the London Bridge terror attacks.
           Shocking new reality of the Calais migrant crisis    
As the holiday season approaches, hundreds of desperate refugees and determined migrants are hiding in forests around Calais in the hope of outwitting police and reaching Britain.
           The Latest: Chief: Nightclub shooting may be gang-related    
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub (all times local):3:40 p.m.Little Rock's police chief says investigators believe...
          Clear communication? HA! The world is full of mumblers, fast talkers, word blenders, and Vicky Pollards   

So this is definitely a pet-peeve post. Maybe it doesn’t bother anyone else, and I am truly alone in this. But I really don’t care if I’m the language or communication police today. This problem is rampant, and nobody seems to feel the need to say or do anything about it. I’ve been noticing it [...]

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           High school student was holding pen - not knife -when shot    
A new report has revealed that high school student Tommy Le, 20, from Washington was holding a pen when he was killed by a police officer on June 13, the night before his graduation
           Doctor shoots ex-colleague dead and injures six others at hospital    
Police are trying to piece together what prompted Dr Henry Bello to snap.
          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....
           Wounded San Antonio police officer remains hospitalized    
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Police say a San Antonio officer is recovering following surgery after being shot in a gunbattle with a suspect that claimed the life of...
           Ohio judge keep juror questions sealed in police case    
CINCINNATI (AP) - The judge in an Ohio police shooting case is refusing to release questions asked by jurors before a mistrial was declared because they were...
          Dunedin fugitive who rammed cop car jailed   
A Dunedin man who rammed a police car and was bitten by a police dog after months on the run has been jailed for nearly three years. Robert Paul Laxon (36) appeared in the Dunedin District Court this morning having admitted two charges...
           Venus Williams says she is heartbroken by fatal Florida crash    
July 1 (Reuters) - Tennis star Venus Williams said she was heartbroken by the death of a man in a two-car crash in Florida that a police report blamed on her...
           Key routes closed as Orange Walks take place in Glasgow    
Police said around 4,500 people took part.
          Driver runs over 5 skaters   
No one died. One skater had a broken knee and another a broken wrist. The police is still looking for the driver.
           Hunt for teenager after WA woman woke to him touching her    
Western Australia Police are searching for a teenager who allegedly indecently assaulted a 60-year-old woman after breaking into her home. He fled after the victim awoke during the assault.
          Missing: EMILIO SANCHEZ (CA)   
EMILIO SANCHEZ, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/17/2017. Missing From OAKLAND, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Oakland Police Department (California) 1-510-238-3641.
          Boy injured in Devon cliff fall   
Boy injured in Devon cliff fall Emergency services mounted a joint rescue operation after a young boy fell from a Devon cliff on Saturday afternoon. Exmouth Coastguard, police and paramedics were sent to Budlleigh after the boy fell. The operation involved the local Hazardous Area Response Team. Police this evening said the boy was injured, but not seriously. Updates as we have them. DEVON NEWS Serious crash in Mid Devon leaves chickens on road – live... A road in Mid Devon is currently closed after a... Reported by Western Morning News 33 seconds ago.
          BREAKING: Police seal off multi-storey car park in Glasgow city centre due to 'ongoing incident'   
Police vehicles swooped on a multi-storey car park - Q Park - in the St Enoch area of the city centre shortly after 9pm. Reported by Daily Record 22 minutes ago.
          Doctor shoots ex-colleague dead and injures six others at hospital   
Police are trying to piece together what prompted Dr Henry Bello to snap.
          25 people shot at nightclub in Arkansas   
Police do not believe the incident is terror related.
          Key routes closed as Orange Walks take place in Glasgow   
Police said around 4,500 people took part.
          Two Myanmar workers injured in bus accident in Angthong   

Two Myanmar workers were injured when a bus taking them from Mae Sot to Samut Sakhon province veered off the road in Angthong province early Saturday. The accident happened at 4am on the Bangkok-bound Asia highway in Moo 3, Tambon Lakfah, in the province's Chaiyo district, Pol Lt Chatchai Chaiya of Chaiyo police station said.

          Robotic police are about to start patrolling in Dubai   
With the immense wealth of the region, Dubai has quickly become one of the hottest places for companies to test out their newest, wildest future tech. It wasn't long ago that Dubai announced its plans to get flying taxis off the ground by the end of July, so it's quite fitting that robotic police — yes, actual autonomous police robots — will soon be patrolling the bustling city as well. What a time to be alive. The bots, which take the form of stout, four-wheeled driverless cars, are roughly the size of those small electric toy cars that kids can ride in, but obviously much more advanced. The cars can cruise along the road or patrol footpaths, and are equipped with a powerful camera system that scans the faces of anyone it comes across. That biometric data is then compared against known criminals and wanted individuals, alerting the police command center if it spots anyone who needs a closer look. But the ground-based patrol bot is really only half of the story; the bot comes with a built-in deployable drone which it can send skyward to get a better vantage point of anything it needs to investigate. The system will look for suspicious activity and report its findings back to officers. The bot can even head back to its base station to power up when its batteries are running low, patrolling at all hours of the day and covering more ground than the manned police force can on its own.
          '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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          28 people hurt in Arkansas club shooting, police say - CNN   


28 people hurt in Arkansas club shooting, police say
(CNN) Twenty-eight people were wounded early Saturday as gunfire rang out during a concert at a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said. All but three were shot and the others suffered related injuries at the Power Ultra Lounge in the Arkansas ...
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          Photo Of E-Money And His Police Escort At The Airport Today   

Five star music boss, Emoney stormed the Lagos airport today with his fierced looking security guards to board Air peace to Abuja. E-money is a billionaire brother to Kcee “Limpopo” crooner and also the CEO of five star shipping line. .photos below

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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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          Texas cop killer had criminal record in St. Tammany: report   

The gunman who shot two San Antonio cops Thursday (June 29), killing one and critically wounding the opposite, had an in depth felony historical past in St. Tammany Parish, the San Antonio Categorical Information reported. Andrew Bice, 34, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail 9 occasions on greater than 30 costs, together with a number of counts of kidnapping and housebreaking, over a 9-yr interval. Police stated Bice opened hearth on two cops after the officers stopped him and one other man on the road, the newspaper reported. Bice shot Officer Miguel Moreno within the head and Officer Julio

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          The Latest: Chief: Nightclub shooting may be gang-related   

LITLLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Newest on a capturing at a Little Rock nightclub (all occasions native): eleven:fifty five a.m. The alcohol license for an evening membership in downtown Little Rock has been suspended after police say 28 individuals have been harm amid a capturing there. Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Management officers suspended Energy Extremely Lounge’s alcohol license Saturday and set a listening to for July 10. The membership was the location of a capturing early Saturday the place 25 individuals suffered gunshot wounds. Three others had unrelated accidents. Police say everybody is predicted to outlive. &#thirteen; Commercial&#thirteen; The alcohol

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          Little Rock club where shooting happened will be shut down, mayor says   

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for canopy as dozens of gunshots rang out throughout a rap live performance in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 individuals injured from an eleven-second melee that police stated could also be gang-associated. Police Chief Kenton Buckner stated investigators consider a number of individuals fired photographs and that the capturing might be related different violence within the metropolis in current days. All the victims have been anticipated to outlive the capturing on the Energy Extremely Lounge, and Buckner credited the work of first responders for that. Twenty-5 individuals between the

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          Police look for driver after hit-and-run killed 2 boys   

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a driver who struck the again of an SUV in Harmony, killing two younger boys and sending their mom and a three-month previous child to the hospital with main accidents. The California Freeway Patrol stated Friday night time’s collision on an on-ramp to State Route four was so extreme that the boys, ages 5 and 10, have been thrown from the Dodge Durango. In the meantime, the Infiniti that struck the SUV was catapulted over a fence and landed a couple of ft from the entrance door of a restaurant. Witnesses advised

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          The Latest: Mayor: Club where shooting happened to shutter   

LITLLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Newest on a capturing at a Little Rock nightclub (all occasions native): eleven:fifty five a.m. The alcohol license for an evening membership in downtown Little Rock has been suspended after police say 28 individuals have been harm amid a capturing there. Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Management officers suspended Energy Extremely Lounge’s alcohol license Saturday and set a listening to for July 10. The membership was the location of a capturing early Saturday the place 25 individuals suffered gunshot wounds. Three others had unrelated accidents. Police say everybody is predicted to outlive. &#thirteen; Commercial&#thirteen; The alcohol

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          The Latest: 28 injured in club dispute that led to gunfire   

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Newest on a capturing at a Little Rock nightclub (all occasions native): 2:35 p.m. Police say 28 individuals have been injured when photographs rang out throughout a rap live performance in downtown Little Rock. The eleven-second melee despatched clubgoers screaming and scrambling for canopy. &#thirteen; Commercial&#thirteen; All the victims have been anticipated to outlive the capturing on the Energy Extremely Lounge. Police consider the gunfire erupted amid a dispute amongst clubgoers and that a number of individuals fired photographs. Twenty-5 individuals suffered gunshot wounds, and three others had unrelated accidents. Twenty-three-yr-previous Courtney Swanigan advised

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          Andrew Berenyi Jr. added a discussion to the group Bereaved Spouses   
Andrew Berenyi Jr. added a discussion to the group Bereaved Spouses

On the last day of our vacation my husband died.

Frank and I met when I was twenty and we have been together for the last 41 years and married for the last 3 ½ years.  We are both retired and both of us in our early 60’s.  In early May I thought it would be nice to go on a road trip, to break up our routine.   I could tell Frank was ready to go somewhere, but we could not because our cat was going on 20 years old and having a rough time.  We knew his end was near and just didn’t want to leave him.  The night of April 6th we came to the decision to have him put to sleep the next day as he could hardly stand.  That night he died in Frank’s arms. I usually put together our vacations so I put together a two week road trip to Florida leaving May 6th.  We stopped to visit friends in Myrtle Beach and then continued on to Fort Myers Beach for several days.  After that we crossed the state over to Hollywood Beach where we rented a small house that had a nice private pool.  It was very close to the Hollywood Board walk which we discovered on our last trip to the area.  We had a wonderful time and I think it was our best trip yet.  In heading home, we planned stop in Savannah.   We got in early, took a little nap, showered and then called an Uber to take us downtown Savannah.  We had a nice dinner at a restaurant we discovered on our last visit there too.  After walking around a little we called an Uber to head back to our room.  We got back at midnight and put our comfy clothes on.  I got on the lap top and Frank started watching a movie and played on his phone, as he always did.  We turned in about 1:30.  Sometime during the night, I woke up to hear Frank snoring in a very wield manner.  I have to say I had never heard anything quite like it before.  I thought he was snoring and having a dream.  I didn’t think any more about it and just rolled over and went back to sleep.  I woke up early, around 6:20, so that we can get a jump on the free breakfast before everybody else.  I turned over to wake Frank and he wasn’t responding.  I got out of bed and he wasn’t waking up.  He died during the night.  I called the manager and they called EMS, but it was to late.  Unbeknownst to me during the night, is that I woke up in the middle of his being in cardiac arrest.  The weird breathing was his body trying to get oxygen causing what is known as agonal respiration.  He was laboring to breath and gasping for air.  God woke me to attempt to save Frank and I did nothing but roll over and go back to sleep.  Even though a person surviving cardiac arrest in extremely low, it eats at me that I didn’t recognize a problem and try CPR.  I feel I failed Frank.  I feel so guilty!  I always looked out for his well-being and I let him down.  I learned later that morning, after looking a Frank’s phone, that while I was on the lap top, he was doing a Google search on “throat pain and heart attack symptoms”.   He didn’t say a word about it.   He failed me.  I was in a strange area, alone and Frank was dead.   EMS and police were in our room.  After the authorities were done I was permitted to go back into the room.  I sat with Frank on the floor for a while, holding his lifeless hand, waiting for the coroner to come.  It was Sunday May 21st, so it was longer than usual.  Frank was turning blue and his body already starting to deteriorate.  I watched as they placed him in a body bag and it was the worse day of my life.   After they left, I was all alone.  I made a few phone calls.  One to our local funeral home and another to a family member.  It was so awful packing my suitcase then his.  It was awful packing the car then getting into an empty car and driving home for 12 hours straight.  I couldn’t stop, I had to just keep going.  I made it home at midnight.   It was the worst moment of my life again walking into an empty house.  I couldn’t believe that I would never see Frank again.   That whole week was spent making arrangements ending with calling hours and a brief service.   I physically could not eat for a whole week.  I lost 12 pounds.  Since then my life has been numb.  I’ve cried every day for the last 41 days.  I put our satellite service on hold.  I stopped the newspaper.  Nothing seems to be important anymore.   Our home, which was our labor of love now is unimportant and is just plain labor.   My plan at this time is to eventually sell it.  It was ours and I can’t be here without him.  I feel I won’t be able to rebuild my life if I stay here.   I have half good days and half bad days.  Mornings seem the worst.  If I start out depressed I seem to stay that why.  I hate being here alone.  Even if I am with someone else.  It may temporally take my mind off things.  But, I am still alone in my head.  The loss and loneness is so great.  Some days it’s unbearable.  I have been reading bereavement books, journaling, visiting websites and spending hours on the phone with family and friends.  I think it’s helping.  But, on some days I keep falling back into the grief pit.  The pain feels like it’s never going to end.  Frank was my life.See More

          Hotel receptionist committed suicide in Jaipur   

A 35-year-old hotel receptionist allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the roof of his house under Sadar police headquarters area of the city late on Thursday night.

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The deceased was identified by Sadar police headquarters as one Ramavtar Sharma, an occupant of Tonk who worked at a hotel in Jaipur. “He worked at a hotel in Gopal Bari, late on Thursday night he was seen jumping from the roof of his home,” Hanuman Sahai, investigation officer told to media, adding that Sharma was hurried to the hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Sharma reportedly had vomited a few times before he went on the roof and bounced. “A shopkeeper opposite his room saw him jumping from the roof. The people informed the police about the occurrence and called up an ambulance to surge him to the hospital,” included an official.

His body was given over to his relatives after the post-mortem. However, kin of expired guaranteed Sharma died under mysterious circumstances; consequently, a test must be set up to investigate his death. However, the city police said that prima facie evidence and autopsy report suggests that Sharma had committed suicide.

“We will record the announcements of his parents and other individuals who knew Sharma. As of now we suspect it to be a case of suicide. However, we will carry out a comprehensive probe into the case,” a senior official stated, including that last rites of the deceased were performed at his native town in Tonk.

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          One Arrested For Duping US Citizens Through Fake Call Centre: Kolkata   

One individual from Kolkata captured for duping a few US residents from his fraudulent call centre.

The captured man identified as  Sharafat Ali, used to run the call centre alongside others and they used to act like Microsoft Corporation representatives to dupe the US subjects, a senior Kolkata Police officer said today.

Ali (33) was captured from the call centers  at Beckbagan Row, under the purview of Karaya police headquarters in south Kolkata yesterday, he said.

Bus Overturns In Bengal’s West Midnapore, 2 killed, 31 injured

Expounding their usual methodology, the cop stated, “They used to call US nationals through VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) acting like workers of Microsoft Corporation subsequent to downloading their phone data over web.

Ali and his aides would disclose to them that their system had been hacked and their data compromised, the report of which they got from the Microsoft system installed in the machine.

They used to then compel the US residents to hack up extensive measure of cash running from $199 to $300 which was to be paid online through Moneygram or Western Union for reestablishing the framework.”

A particular software ‘Team Viewer’ was utilized for this reason, he said.

CPUs, IP Phones, iPhones, laptops and documents were seized amid the raid at the call centre, he said.

A city court remanded Ali, an inhabitant of Ballygunge range in south Kolkata, to police custody till July 10.

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          Bus Overturns In Bengal’s West Midnapore, 2 killed, 31 injured   

Two people today were killed and 31 harmed when a speeding bus fell into a agricultural field in West Midnapore area, police said.

The occurrence occurred at the Radhanagar crossing around 10.30 am, a cop said.

The speeding transport, venturing out from Pirakata to Ghatal, took a sharp turn, slid, toppled and fell into an agricultural field, the officer said.

The police with the help of nearby individuals began protecting individuals caught in the transport.

They saved 31 harmed travelers and recouped two bodies from the ruined transport, the officer said.

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The harmed travelers were taken to Ghatal sub divisional hospital.

While 26 travelers were dealt with at the Ghatal sub divisional hospital, five travelers were moved to a hospital in Midnapore town since they got serious wounds, the cop said.

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          Drunk driver injures 12 in Delhi   

As many as 12 individuals were harmed after a apparently drunk driver hit them in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar on Thursday night. The denounced was captured from the spot.

The occurrence occurred around 9 p.m. on a street prompting Balmiki Mandir close to the Block-12 Community Center when Anup Kumar, who was apparently drunk, slammed a few vehicles over an extend of 400 to 500 meters.

“Among the vehicles he hit were a scooty, a bicycle, an e-rickshaw, lastly a car. He hit eight vehicles taking all things together,” said a senior cop.

The vehicle stopped after it hit a car parked alongside a pole. A group had assembled in the interim, which beat the driver up and called the police.

The police discovered 12 harmed individuals at the spot, of whom one was a pedestrian. “Every one of them were taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Tyagi Nursing Home and Mata Chanan Devi Hospital. They are out of danger,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Vijay Kumar.

Two robbers detained after encounter in Uttar Pradesh

The police said that Anup Kumar, an resident of Krishna Park, was heading home from Hari Nagar.

“A driver by profession, he had dropped a few kids to a games complex in Hari Nagar on Thursday evening, after which he went to drink. He was headed home when the episode happened,” said a cop.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing harmed by act endangering life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been enlisted.

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          Two robbers detained after encounter in Uttar Pradesh   

Two criminals were captured after an encounter with police at Sakoti town in Shamli area, police said on Saturday.

Amid the encounter last night, five policemen got bullet wounds, SP Ajay Pal Sharma stated, including that Insar and Nafees were additionally harmed before being captured by the police.

The both were wanted in a theft and murder case of one Ajay who was shot dead on June 23.

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          Terrorists holed up inside building in Kashmir’s Anantnag, Woman dies in crossfire   

A major gun battle is in progress between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag since early this morning. A lady was murdered in crossfiring between security forces and terrorists holed up inside a house in the area, police said.

“Security forces were fired at when they launched an operation in Batpora town after a tip-off about the terrorists hiding in a house. In the cross firing, the lady was injured and later succumbed to her wounds,” the police said.

Tahira Begum, 44, sustained wounds amid the encounter and was rushed to the district hospital, however she couldn’t be saved, authorities said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brenti-Batpora early today after they got information about the presence of at least three terrorists including Basheer Lashkari, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, who is believed to be the behind the killing of Kashmiri cop Feroz Ahmed Dar and five other cops.

The official said the search operation transformed into an encounter after the terrorists, who he said were using residents as human shields, opened fire on security forces. Clashes have erupted and there are reports of stone throwing in the area.

“Some terrorists are still stayed in the house. Efforts are ongoing to take out the civilians,” police said.

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          Ahmedabad: 2 Youths drown in sea, died   

Rajkot: On Thursday two youth from Ahmedabad sink in the sea at Nagva beach in union territory Diu. The departed were recognized as 20-yr-old Zubaid Arab and Farhan Shaikh inhabitants of Ahmedabad.

Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband

Police Officials have further conveyed that, the departed and their two friends-Imran Shaikh and Altalas Taj— had went down to take bath in sea.

Though due to tide in the sea and uneven weather-Arab and Shaikh got drowned into deep waters.

Nearby saved Farhan from the uneven waters, but later he died in the hospital during treatment. Body of Arab was recovered afterward in the day.

Agra: Minor shoots self dead after being scolded

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          Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband   

An Indian-American man wanted for shooting his previous wife and murdering her husband was captured here, authorities said.

Sayantan Ghose, 41, was captured at a border checkpoint close Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Thursday and was accused of the murder of Clarence Wayne Harris II and an aggravated assault of Harris` spouse Amanda, police authorities said.

Agra: Minor shoots self dead after being scolded

The shooting was accounted for around 9 p.m. on Wednesday at a home in Mayhill Ridge Lane amid a contention amongst Ghose and the two occupants, ABC-owned TV channel KTRK announced.

As indicated by the League City police, officers found the assemblage of Clarence Wayne Harris II, who had been shot seven times, lying in the garage before the house.

Amanda Harris, Ghose`s ex, was likewise discovered experiencing two gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The police said that there was a party at the house and that sooner or later the man and lady started contending with Ghose, which prompted the shooting.

In an oath, Amanda Harris said she called the police right away before 9 p.m. She told police that she would make a citizen capture since her ex, Ghose, was at her doorstep.

The lady additionally told the police that Ghose had been stalking her for quite a long time. A bail of $150,000 was set for Ghose.

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          Samajvadi Party leader Azam Khan Booked for Sedition Over Indian Army Remark   

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has been booked under sedition charges at Chandpur police station in Bijnor for his statement on Indian Army.

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          Punjab Government Abolishes 3 Police Ranges, Will Have 7 Police Ranges   

As per the media reports the Punjab government will no longer have two supervisory levels in its policing structure. Dubbed as a police reform move the state on

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          Police Search for Gunman in Botched Liquor Store Robbery   
The victim was Yoseph Robinson, a clerk at the kosher liquor store in Midwood, Brooklyn, and a Jamaican-born convert to Judaism.
          Papua New Guinea charges 29 alleged cannibals   
Authorities have arrested 29 people accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guinea's jungle interior and charged them with the murders of seven suspected witch doctors, police said Friday.
          Japan hunts last fugitive in '95 subway gas attack   
Japan has mobilized thousands of police to hunt for the last fugitive suspected in a doomsday cult's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway 17 years ago.
          Japan arrests woman who lived with cult fugitive   
A woman claiming to have lived with a senior member of the doomsday cult behind the 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways turned herself in and was arrested Tuesday for helping him evade police for nearly 17 years.
          Japan cult member nabbed after 17 years on the run   
A member of the doomsday cult behind a deadly Tokyo subway gas attack and other crimes turned himself in to police after 17 years on the run, an official said Sunday.
          Governor exercises amendatory veto power on 911 bill – Saves Taxpayers Millions   
In 2015 the legislature created more government bureaucracy by creating the Illinois State Police office of 911 Administration.
          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.”

          Police: Doc hunted ex-colleague before shooting rampage   

          Duterte rolls out legacy projects   
While the Duterte administration has courted near-constant division over its polices on politics, security and foreign policy, it has unified critics and allies alike on the country's crucial need for infrastructure.   On its first year, the administration made clear that the implementation of its projects --- from new roads, airports and railway lines --- would shift drastically from the policies of the Aquino government.   Described by Duterte officials as a "golden age of infrastructure," the "build, build, build" program calls for about P8 trillion in public and private spending over the period of the President's term until 2022.   Among the so-ca...

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          Police: Club shooting that injured 28 may be gang-related   

          Doctors Work Furiously in Bid to Save Victims of Hospital Rampage - New York Times   

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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, where a doctor armed with an AR-15 rifle went on a rampage on Friday, killing one and wounding six before setting himself on fire. Credit Uli Seit for The New York Times. Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam was making her rounds at ...
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          28 people hurt in Arkansas club shooting, police say - CNN   


28 people hurt in Arkansas club shooting, police say
(CNN) Twenty-eight people were wounded early Saturday as gunfire rang out during a concert at a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said. All but three were shot and the others suffered related injuries at the Power Ultra Lounge in the Arkansas ...
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          Fausse alerte à Missira: l’équipe d’intervention sur engins explosifs improvisés de la police rassure la population   

Ce jour, 1er juillet 2017, une valise suspecte a été découverte aux environs de 10 heures au marché de Missira. L’équipe d’intervention sur engins explosifs improvisés (IEEI) de la Brigade spéciale d’intervention de la Police (BSI) a été immédiatement dépêchée sur les lieux. Elle a pu fouiller sans incident la...

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          Magic eye 3D   

Korang kena julingkan mata sket ntuk tengok effect 3D dalam gambar diatas dan tulisan dibawah. fokus pada huruf o. julingkan mata sampai 2 huruf o menjadi 3 huruf o.

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police inspector, police inspector,
Edward John Billings, Edward John Billings,
there are too many there are too many
individuals too close individuals too close
to the case to make to the case to make
an arrest. I asked an arrest. I asked
Mary Smith to comment Mary Smith to comment
on the case, but she on the case, but she
declined to comment, declined to comment,
because she is soon because she is soon
to be married to to be married to
Howard D. Fredericks, Howard D. Fredericks,
the victim's uncle. the victim's uncle.
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          Reader digest best jokes   

A foreign tourist hired a guide to take him around Delhi and Agra. At the
Red Fort at Delhi, he admired the architecture and asked how many years it
took to build.
“Twenty years,” replied the guide.
‘You Indians are a lazy lot,” the tourist said. “In my country, this could have
been built in five.’
At Agra he admired the Taj’s beauty and asked how many years it took to
‘Only ten years,’ said the guide.
The tourist retorted: ‘You Indians are slow! We can construct such buildings
in two-and-a-half.’
In this fashion the tourist claimed that every building he admired could have
been built in his country in quarter the time. Finally, when they reached the
Qutab Minar, and the tourist asked what it was, the guide replied: ‘I don’t
know. It wasn’t there yesterday evening.


Overheard at the veterinarian’s: ‘I had my cat neutered. He’s still out all
night with the other cats, but now he’s a consultant.’


When an efficient secretary asked her boss for a raise in her salary, he
turned her down, saying: ‘Your salary is already higher than that of the
secretary at the next desk. And she has five children.’
‘Excuse me,’ the efficient woman replied, ‘I thought we got paid for what we
produce here—not for what we produce at home in our own time.’


Husband and wife were in the midst of a violent quarrel, and hubby was
losing his temper. ‘Be careful,’ he said to his wife. ‘You’ll bring out the beast
in me.’
‘So what?’ his wife shot back. ‘Who’s afraid of a mouse?’


Aman was driving well above the speed limit when a police car suddenly
emerged from behind, sirens blaring. Thinking he’d outpace the cop, the
man pushed his accelerator to the floor. His car’s speed rose to sixty, then
seventy, eighty, and ninety. Finally, the man thought, what the heck, and
pulled over, ready to receive a speeding ticket.
The police officer got out, leaned over the man and said: ‘Listen, Mister, I
have had a really lousy day, and I just want to go home. Give me a good
excuse and I’ll let you go.’
The man thought for a moment and said: ‘Three weeks ago my wife ran off
with a police officer. When I saw your car in my mirror, I thought you were
that officer and were trying to give her back to me.’
No ticket.


A not-too-bright candidate for the police force failed in the written
examination. Since he was the Chief’s nephew, the examiner decided to go
easy on him with the oral test.
“Who shot Abraham Lincoln?”, asked the examiner.
The candidate pondered for a moment and then asked if he could have
sometime to come up with the answer. The examiner told him to come back
the next morning.
When the would-be recruit went home, his wife asked, “Well, how did it go?
Did you get the job?”.
“I think so,” he replied. “They have already got me working on a case”.

          Preacher, la saison 2 sera sous le signe de l’ultra gore!   

Alors que la saison 1 de Preacher peinait à trouver son rythme, la saison 2 corrige le tir d’emblée avec ce premier épisode. Comment définir la chose de façon concrète ? La production ne perd plus de temps et appuie sur le champignon de l’humour mais surtout du gore. Le personnage du cowboy « Saints of all killers » poursuivant le trio est l’archétype parfait de l’ange de la mort. Le gunfight mémorable entre lui et les forces de police (enfin plutôt le massacre) du début de l’épisode est là pour en témoigner. Avec cette introduction pour le moins sans concessions, Preacher et sa saison 2 ne laissent plus le moindre doute. La longue et interminable exposition de la 1ere saison est derrière nous et l’on retrouve enfin le tempo que l’on attendait. Irréverencieux dans son approche de la recherche de dieu, la série continue de se foutre gentiment de la religion. Le trio d’acteurs et l’alchimie pour le moins parfaite entre eux est pour beaucoup dans l’éclatant succès de ce retour en fanfares de la série Preacher. Maintenant, la seule question que l’on peut se poser est de savoir si la série va réussir à tenir la cadence qu’elle a déployé dans […]

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          Texans Outsmart the Package Thieves   
Some thieves who swiped a package off someone's doorstep got a rude awakening when they opened it up to find dog poo inside.  That actually helped police track the thieves.  Ick, and nice work! Continue reading…
          Two victims in critical condition after 25 shot at Little Rock nightclub   
iStock/Thinkstock(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Two people are in critical condition after at least 25 people were shot in a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, early Saturday morning, while three others suffered unrelated injuries, police said. The shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in the state’s capital city occurred around 2:30 a.m. CT. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner said at a Saturday afternoon press conference that two of the injured are listed in critical condition. The wounded, who range in age from 16 to 35 years old, were transported to various hospitals in the area. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola on Saturday confirmed an earlier report that all the victims are expected to survive. There was no immediate information about suspects, but police said the incident did not appear to be an active shooter or connected to terrorism. Police said there was a dispute during a concert at the nightclub, and an exchange of gunfire occurred. Buckner confirmed Saturday afternoon that multiple individuals fired shots. Buckner estimates that between 20 and...
          Security tight for Canada Day celebrations   
daoleduc/iStock/Thinkstock(OTTOWA, Canada) – Security has been ramped up for Canada Day celebrations across the country. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday for a traditional day-long concert and celebration, but officials say they’ll have to go through extremely tight, airport-style security. Police are patrolling the streets with heavy weapons and roads are blocked with dump trucks filled with 22 tons of sand. Ottowa Mayor Jim Watson defending the security measures, saying “At the end of the day, what used to be a bomb and a gun is now a truck or a knife.” Police also say spectators can expect to see snipers on rooftops, and surveillance cameras monitoring events on the hill. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
          25 shot, 3 others injured at Little Rock nightclub; no apparent connection to terror   
iStock/Thinkstock(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — At least 25 people were shot in a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, early Saturday morning and three others suffered unrelated injuries, police said. One of the injured was initially listed in critical condition, but later updated to stable after the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in the state’s capital city around 2:30 a.m. CT. The other injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Little Rock Police Department. The wounded were transported to various hospitals in the area. Later Saturday morning, the Little Rock Police Department wrote on Twitter: “At this time, all are expected to survive.” #UPDATE our victim in the mass shooting that was critical has been upgraded to STABLE. Please call MC with info at 371-4660. — Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017 #UPDATE 28 injured in the W 6th Street Shooting, 25 from GSW’s and 3 from unrelated injuries. At this time, ALL are expected to survive. — Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017 Police said there...
          Moment pop babes Little Mix are left stunned as fan dodges security and rips open their car door to ask for autograph   
LITTLE MIX were left shocked when a fan slipped past beefed-up security and ripped open the door of their motor, forcing police to step in. The pop babes were sitting in their blacked-out people carrier ready to hit the stage in front of 11,000 fans at Slessor Gardens in Dundee, East Scotland, when the incident […]
          Chief: Police at club when shooting broke out; no suspects in custody   
Jacob Rosenberg will be reporting later with more details from a city news conference about the Power Lounge mass shooting last night, but early reports indicate off-duty police were working security at the club and that no one is yet in custody.

All emphasized concern for victims and said all of the 28 injured, including 25 with gunshot wounds, were expected to survive, though two are listed in critical condition.

Police say they stopped someone who tried to enter with a gun, but somehow an armed person, or persons, managed to gain entrance.

Police Chief Kenton Buckner said the shots were fired inside the club by multiple people after a dispute broke out during music by a Memphis rapper.

Buckner said two off-duty officers were working private security, but they were outside in a parking lot, not inside the club when the shooting happened. (Note: These police officers reportedly left the club at 2:00 a.m.) Vice squad officers also visited the club around midnight, he said.

Ambulances took abut 10 of the wounded to hospitals. Most of others were taken by private vehicles.

Buckner said, according to media Twitter reports, that the public at large wasn't in danger by anyone roaming free after participating in Friday night's shooting.

Mayor Mark Stodola said it was "unacceptable" that the rap act was promoted with a photograph of a performer pointing a gun. He also described the shooting as a disagreement between "two subsets" of people. Does that mean gangs?

Stodola quote: "We must do more to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people."

Yes, but, what does that mean?

Buckner quote:  "I think when you get two groups from LR & Memphis together it is a recipe for disaster. "

Buckner said it's possible, though he's not ready to say for sure, that the club shootings had some relationship to the recent spate of drive-by and other shootings in the city.

Stodola quote: "We are going to be extra vigilant to issues of people walking streets with guns."

The NRA won't like that kind of talk. Many of them believe open carry is legal in Arkansas and the legislature just expanded the number of places, including clubs, where concealed weapons can be taken. You can't just stop people for carrying a gun. And profiling those who are stopped can be dangerous business, too.

Stodola vowed the city will close the club as a nuisance.

More video, courtesy of partner KARK, from inside the club.

          Greater Manchester Police are hunting a bald man with missing teeth after couple try to snatch two boys from park   
COPS are hunting for a bald man with missing teeth who tried to kidnap two children in a park in Greater Manchester The schoolboys, aged 11 and 12, were in Dogford Park, Oldham, when a man and a woman driving in a white van confronted them. The male suspect tried to grab the lads while […]
          ABC outlines suspension of club in mass shooting   
The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division issued a formal release this afternoon about the suspension of the permit for the bar where Friday's night's mass shooting occurred.

The mixed drink permit, issued in the name of Lulav Power Bar and Lounge, was immediately suspended as is customary, according to former agents with whom I"ve spoken, when shootings occur inside permitted establishments.

Herman Lewis of Little Rock holds the permit and is listed as the owner on state records. Efforts to reach him today have been unsuccessful. His mother, who answered a home phone, said he wasn't taking calls. The ABC set a hearing July 10 at which Lewis can contest the suspension.

A release quoted Mary Robin Casteel, director of ABC:  “We feel the events which are alleged to have occurred warrant our decision to suspend liquor sales at this location pending further action by the board.” She cited three potential violations: failure to be  a good neighbor; allowing possession of weapons on premises, and disorderly conduct.

She said continuing investigation could result in other violations. Police have indicated the presence of someone too young to be in the club and questions have been raised about whether service continued past a 2 a.m. closing time.

Lewis' Facebook page identifies himself as an entrepreneur with several businesses including the Power Lounge and says he's a graduate of Hall High School.

KARK's Mitch McCoy said the club had been cited seven times since 2012 for infractions of ABC rules, including for underage drinking.

          Ex-professional TV wrestler Jimmy Breaks, 80, arrested ‘for beating his 47-year-old ex-wife to death’ in Gran Canaria   
A BRITISH man arrested on suspicion of homicide in Gran Canaria after allegedly beating his ex-wife has been named as an ex-professional wrestler and former TV star. Donna Cowley, 47, was pronounced dead in hospital after police found her with horrific injuries at her apartment in Mogan. James Breaks, 80, is being investigated on suspicion […]
          Doctors Work Furiously in Bid to Save Victims of Hospital Rampage - New York Times   

New York Times

Doctors Work Furiously in Bid to Save Victims of Hospital Rampage
New York Times
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, where a doctor armed with an AR-15 rifle went on a rampage on Friday, killing one and wounding six before setting himself on fire. Credit Uli Seit for The New York Times. Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam was making her rounds at ...
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          28 people hurt in Arkansas club shooting, police say - CNN   


28 people hurt in Arkansas club shooting, police say
(CNN) Twenty-eight people were wounded early Saturday as gunfire rang out during a concert at a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said. All but three were shot and the others suffered related injuries at the Power Ultra Lounge in the Arkansas ...
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          Series Peaky blinders saison 3 episode 5 FR Nouvelle episode Streaming et Téléchargement   
Peaky blinders S 3 Ep 5 FR
En 1919, à Birmingham, soldats, révolutionnaires politiques et criminels combattent pour se faire une place dans le paysage industriel de l’après-Guerre. Le Parlement s’attend à une violente révolte, et Winston Churchill mobilise des forces spéciales pour contenir les menaces. La famille Shelby compte parmi les membres les plus redoutables. Surnommés les « Peaky Blinders » par rapport à leur utilisation de lames de rasoir cachées dans leurs casquettes, ils tirent principalement leur argent de paris et de vol. Tommy Shelby, le plus dangereux de tous, va devoir faire face à l’arrivée de Campbell, un impitoyable chef de la police qui a pour mission de nettoyer la ville. Ne doit-il pas se méfier tout autant la ravissante Grace Burgess ? Fraîchement installée dans le voisinage, celle-ci semble cacher un mystérieux passé et un dangereux secret.

          Series Peaky blinders saison 3 episode 4 FR Nouvelle episode Streaming et Téléchargement   
Peaky blinders S 3 Ep 4 FR
En 1919, à Birmingham, soldats, révolutionnaires politiques et criminels combattent pour se faire une place dans le paysage industriel de l’après-Guerre. Le Parlement s’attend à une violente révolte, et Winston Churchill mobilise des forces spéciales pour contenir les menaces. La famille Shelby compte parmi les membres les plus redoutables. Surnommés les « Peaky Blinders » par rapport à leur utilisation de lames de rasoir cachées dans leurs casquettes, ils tirent principalement leur argent de paris et de vol. Tommy Shelby, le plus dangereux de tous, va devoir faire face à l’arrivée de Campbell, un impitoyable chef de la police qui a pour mission de nettoyer la ville. Ne doit-il pas se méfier tout autant la ravissante Grace Burgess ? Fraîchement installée dans le voisinage, celle-ci semble cacher un mystérieux passé et un dangereux secret.

          Series Peaky blinders saison 3 episode 1 FR Nouvelle episode Streaming et Téléchargement   
Peaky blinders S 3 Ep 1 FR
En 1919, à Birmingham, soldats, révolutionnaires politiques et criminels combattent pour se faire une place dans le paysage industriel de l’après-Guerre. Le Parlement s’attend à une violente révolte, et Winston Churchill mobilise des forces spéciales pour contenir les menaces. La famille Shelby compte parmi les membres les plus redoutables. Surnommés les « Peaky Blinders » par rapport à leur utilisation de lames de rasoir cachées dans leurs casquettes, ils tirent principalement leur argent de paris et de vol. Tommy Shelby, le plus dangereux de tous, va devoir faire face à l’arrivée de Campbell, un impitoyable chef de la police qui a pour mission de nettoyer la ville. Ne doit-il pas se méfier tout autant la ravissante Grace Burgess ? Fraîchement installée dans le voisinage, celle-ci semble cacher un mystérieux passé et un dangereux secret.

          It's the little things that matter.   
I made pizza dough for the Super Bowl. We had some dough left over and after an extremely hectic day with work, soccer, basketball and one sick kid, I did not have time to cook dinner last night. I was in no mood for take out or a restaurant. I was tired and just wanted a glass of wine. John suggested the pizza. Minimal work, maximum pleasure. I gladly obliged. The pizza was delicious, if I do say so. I asked John to open a bottle of wine and what did he do? He opened our last bottle of Giovanni Almondo Roero. We have a case of 2009, but this is the last bottle of 2008. The 2008 is better than its younger sister. So delicious. I did not want to eat it with pizza. Even if it is homemade pizza. We have pizza wine. We have bottles Ca La Bionda Valpolicella for that. No matter. We had our pizza and our last bottle of 2008 Roero. The men at Moore Brothers always seem to find me the best fit for my tastes, but they cannot seem to magically find cases that are no longer available. WHY? Don't they know how much I love this wine? Ahhhh, life. If I could have an endless supply would it be as good? Probably. It is that good. I must just continue to try new wines to replace our favorite. We did have one that we liked even more. It was the same bottle, but 2007. Imagine that.

I have come to the conclusion that it is okay to drink expensive elusive wine with pizza. Worthy pizza. It was a delicious evening.

          Doctor shoots ex-colleague dead and injures six others at hospital   
Police are trying to piece together what prompted Dr Henry Bello to snap.
          25 people shot at nightclub in Arkansas   
Police do not believe the incident is terror related.
          Key routes closed as Orange Walks take place in Glasgow   
Police said around 4,500 people took part.
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          WATCH----> Maxine Waters Hurries Past Protesters Following Town Hall Meeting    
Protesters yell, 'TRAITOR' as she escapes out a back door into a waiting SUV, surrounded by security and police.

WATCH it all HERE---->

From Townhall's Arthur Schaper
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, aka Welfare Queen Maxine, held her second town hall in Gardena, CA

...For twenty minutes after her town hall, she could not escape from the building. She tried exiting one way, but we caught her off guard. As soon as the police walked out, then rolled back in, announcing “She’s not coming out.”

What is it, Maxine? I thought you weren’t afraid of anybody!” I taunted.

Finally, Gardena Police and her servile handlers guided her out a back door. The boos and hollering rang through the air. “Fire Maxine!” “James Brown wants his wig back!” echoed throughout the block. Some of our citizen-reporters chased her car all the way to the street.

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A step closer to equality.

At a state election forum on Wednesday night, a panel of cross-party MPs unanimously supported an apology to the LGBTI community for police activity at the first Mardi Gras in 1978.

At a state election forum on Wednesday night, a panel of cross-party MPs unanimously supported an apology to the LGBTI community for police activity at the first Mardi Gras in 1978.

Lane Sainty / BuzzFeed News

The panel, hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, consisted of five MPs from the NSW Parliamentary LGBTI Working Group. Trevor Khan represented the Nationals, Bruce Notley-Smith the Liberals, Penny Sharpe Labor, Mehreen Faruqi the Greens and Independent MP Alex Greenwich was also present.

The 1978 march.

ABC / Via

Mr Warren took part in Sydney's first Mardi Gras on June 24, 1978, where he witnessed friends being arrested and subjected to violence from the police. 53 people were arrested altogether, and subsequently had their names published in The Sydney Morning Herald, leading to job losses and harassment.

"I would like [the apology] to be worded in a way that highlights the discrimination and injustice to our whole community before and after 1978 until the law changed in 1984," Mr Warren told BuzzFeed News.

An apology had been discussed over the past decade, but came up in formal discussions recently as convictions for adults having consensual homosexual sex were expunged last year, said Mr Warren. 

The expungement coincided with the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexual sex in NSW in 1984.

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          Netizens: "Murder scene caught on Google Street View!" → Police: "For real!?"   

1: 河津落とし(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:07:37.18 ID:XkmGIZK90
Google's Street View is showing a murder scene! --- After a British publication reported such an incident, CNN set forth to get the details of this 'case'.

The place is Edinburgh in Scotland. When you zoom into the map, you'll find a man in red overalls down on the ground, as another man is standing above him. The man has an axe in his hand, and is looking at the camera with a calm face.

The name of the man on the ground is Dan Thompson, the owner of a car repair shop on the street that has been running for 30 years. The 'killer' was his mechanic, Gary Kerr. If you zoom in further, you can see that Kerr has a smile on his face, and Thompson revealed that it was all staged.

Flashback to August 2012. "I happened to see the Google Street View car running and realized that it was coming this way in 30 seconds. I threw myself on the ground and Gary grabbed a pick axe handle from the garage.".

The scene was posted on Google Maps, and Thompson recalls that some of his clients called in and had a huge laugh. Police also came to investigate the place, but fortunately one of the female officers was his client so "they came in smiling, had a really good laugh, and left in 5 minutes".

Thompson states that Google hasn't contacted him, but he's "certain that they're happy because that's free promotion for them!". He was disappointed though that he wasn't able to do anything when the Google car passed again on May 29. The reporters tried to contact Google but gave no comment on the news.

2: パイルドライバー(庭)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:09:43.53
Any other interesting viewpoints like this?
3 : ボマイェ(大阪府)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:12:36.39
Google: "We knew about it so we just left it as is"
4: 張り手(庭)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:13:32.07
I like this kind of humor
5: ストレッチプラム(福岡県)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:14:38.84 ID:7Fo/
The camera car shouldn't just be passing by without doing anything
6: スパイダージャーマン(栃木県)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:14:45.79
I've also been on standby to do some kind of performance for when the Google car comes by
7: フランケンシュタイナー(芋)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:14:56.02

9: リバースパワースラム(catv?)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:20:50.30
If they wanted to promote themselves, then they should've used some chick with her panties showing
10: ダイビングフットスタンプ(滋賀県)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:24:11.48
Nice humor w
12 : キン肉バスター(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:27:06.12 ID:/

18 : ストレッチプラム(福岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:32:43.42 ID:7Fo/
What's this
19 : ダイビングフットスタンプ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:34:45.64
Whoah, you shouldn't be posting scary stuff like that...
23 : スターダストプレス(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:39:31.87
I don't get it
26 : 毒霧(愛知県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:41:44.25
What's the meaning of this?
28 : デンジャラスバックドロップ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:42:37.85
A woman's body on the top-left window
29 : ツームストンパイルドライバー(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:44:58.97
That's just a curtain
31 : 張り手(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:46:40.91
ちげーよ。バス停の上 少し左の二階の窓に、乳首が隠れるか隠れないか微妙な おっぱい。
You're wrong. Look above the bus stop on the 2nd floor window to the left. You can see boobage where the nip is "almost" slipping out.
38 : 目潰し(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:52:46.42
童貞をこじらせるとこれがおっぱいに見えるようになるのか いろいろお得だな
So this looks like boobies to extreme virgins? Must be so convenient for you guys, huh.
50 : 急所攻撃(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 13:01:00.33
>>38 who seriously tried to look at it that way is so cute
40 : 雪崩式ブレーンバスター(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:53:40.44
I don't get it at all
39 : テキサスクローバーホールド(禿)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:53:16.06 ID:/
The tree branch in the middle is floating?
48 : アトミックドロップ(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:59:57.96
Doesn't he just want to point out that when you follow the window panes, you can clearly tell that the pictures are just connected to one another(´・ω・`)?
63 : チェーン攻撃(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 13:15:15.06
There's a face in the picture on the lower floor, leftmost window....
80 : ダイビングフットスタンプ(禿)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 14:31:12.49
I see. I don't get it
83 : 腕ひしぎ十字固め(北海道)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 14:48:54.91
うわあぁあぁあぁあぁあ^_^ 鳥肌立った。
Uwaaaaaaaaa ^_^ I just got goosies.
104 : 足4の字固め(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 16:07:40.62 ID:wvKE/
おい やめろ
Hey, cut it out

13: 垂直落下式DDT(福岡県)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:28:29.29

The Google car passed by in front of our house and my face was photographed. You could tell the design of it from a mile away.
15: サッカーボールキック(大阪府)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:31:10.14 ID:k8G59u/
The Google car was an Impreza

51: かかと落とし(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 13:01:15.46
But the one that passed near our home was an i-MiEV

17: ファイヤーバードスプラッシュ(庭)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:32:43.45
Meanwhile, down in Osaka...

20: クロイツラス(芋)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:35:45.03
These old-farts in Nishinari w
21: ハーフネルソンスープレックス(庭)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 12:36:45.90
So heartwarming
62: 足4の字固め(庭)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 13:13:48.29
I always thought these Nishinari old farts drink OneCup all the time, so that isn't the case huh?
72: フロントネックロック(禿)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 13:36:31.61
You can find specific OneCup Ozeki shelves at Lawson convenience stores in Nishinari so that's correct
65 : リキラリアット(WiMAX)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 13:21:55.29 ID:70m/
This one isn't staged
98 : セントーン(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 15:27:05.17 ID:bn6+/
I LOL at the image a few meters forward from this one as you can tell that the car was trying to avoid the sleeping man

27 : 男色ドライバー(catv?)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:42:19.56

32 : 急所攻撃(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:47:56.70,139.637868,3a,75y,151.77h,82.36t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1saH1vJnqGjOl5omlbLQ-Iyw!2e0?hl=ja

35 : アイアンクロー(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:50:54.69

37 : アンクルホールド(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 12:52:31.85 ID:tExvJgi/
So does this mean that you'll forever be in street view if you just keep on following this car?
58: ビッグブーツ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/04(水) 13:12:17.54 seen-and-a-word-be-changed02.jpg
1: ◆ENPDAsv5PuwA @ターンオーヴァーφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:21:19.03 ID
A large amount of potato chips were disposed of in Kobe City and Akashi-shi of Hyogo prefecture, as the Hyogo Police arrested Ikki Fukumoto (25), an office worker who resides in Hyogo prefecture's Uozumicho Shimizu, for illegal dumping.

The suspect disposed 89 boxes, totaling to about 1,000 bags of potato chips (total weight of 208 kilos) between May 4 and May 23 in 6 areas within Kobe City and Akashi City, such as in the woods and in empty lots. The suspect comments: "I did buy a lot of these, but I didn't know what to do with them so I just dumped them".

According to the police, the potato chips came with entry stubs for a chance to win seiyuu Nana Mizuki's concert tickets, as Mr. Fukumoto only cut the stubs out and did not eat the contents. Entries were only valid until the end of May.

3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:22:22.00
Someone should really create a facility that will murder and dispose of these kimo-wotas

25 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:26:31.87
What's this retard

4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:22:37.06 ID:I9P/
I wanna eat potato chips
5 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:22:38.23
He probably wouldn't have been arrested if he dumped them at an orphanage (´・ω・`)
6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:23:00.61
もったいないな 子供にやれば良かったのに
Such a waste. He should've given these to children.

17 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:36.02

If he just had some wit, he could've conjured a tear-jerker story about it too
19 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:42.40
If he did that then he could've gotten the ticket and even become Naoto Date (Tiger Mask)
79 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:33:27.51
Who would be happy about trash that's already been opened, you scum

7 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:23:46.84
How much is the unit cost?
18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:39.12
If 1 bag = 100 yen, then 1,000 bags is 1 million, huh
997: 名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/ 2014/06/10(火) 17:02:34.51
I just checked in 7-11 right now, and one BIGBAG costs 275 yen (296 yen after taxes). He bought a thousand of these, that gave him double points (6 points) so all in all he spent 3 million yen, which is accurate with the report. This promo was only done at convenience stores so he wasn't able to purchase the chips at the grocery with their lower prices.
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:01.79
How much money did he just spend on a granny w
13 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:21.01
Why didn't he just eat them? It's not something that would expire so soon.

36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:28:44.57
You'd have to cut out bell-mark entry stubs so that would mean you've opened the bag

14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:26.21 ID:cAx/
Is Nana Mizuki a seiyuu? My only image of her is this mysterious singer who always performs at the Kouhaku.

60 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:31:39.13
Wow, you know a lot

15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:29.79
Just eat it, you gross fatso
16 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:24:32.23

I do think that a lot of people would like to have potato chips... Such a waste if you just threw them away.
24 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:26:19.03

So it's already considered opened once you cut out the stub, huh. I dunno if I wanna say 'Thanks for your hard work' or 'You're dumb'.
29 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:27:34.53
普通にファンクラブ入会して チケット購入すればいいのに

He could've just joined the fan club and bought the ticket normally. Buying 1,000 bags... is he stupid?

20 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:25:10.05

普通に買えば良いんじゃないのか? 売ってないのか?

> entry stubs for seiyuu Nana Mizuki's concert tickets

Couldn't he have just bought the tickets normally? Don't they sell it?

34 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:28:30.83
なんかググったら ポテチのキャンペーンで 抽選で10人がコンサートご招待で 終わった後にバックステージで本人に会えるという ものだった
I Google'd it and the potato chips promo says that 10 people get invited to the concert through lottery, and then you can meet and greet her backstage after the concert.
84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:33:56.52
うわああああああ そのために1000袋購入とか きんも~
Uwaaaaaaaa So the guy bought 1,000 bags for that sake? Gross~

106 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:35:50.09


The entry stub is apparently the Calbee mark at the back

110 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:36:31.26
So this is all Calbee's fault wwwww

112 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:36:50.95
So it's like a gamble, huh
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:25:12.47


>Weight about 208 kg

1,000 potato chip bags weigh quite a lot, huh
176 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:44:47.07
200kgて400の単車一台分やぞ 人力じゃ手に負えないわ
200kg is as heavy as a 400cc motorbike! One man can't do anything about that.
22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:25:30.63

He should've just donated them. He could've made people happy.
23 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:25:58.62 ID:uQQ9I5/
He could've distributed them in front of a train station
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:28:36.67
People have been writing that he should just donate them, but facilities won't need these if they've already been opened
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:29:18.92

You need to cut the package so you can't distribute it later on
81 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:33:39.46

Ahhh, so it's not included inside the bag. You have to cut it out, huh?
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:28:04.55
ここまで熱心に金を注ぎ込めるほど熱中できるものがあるのはうらやましいな なんに対しても無関心で金の使い道がないわ
I actually envy him for having something which he can passionately spend his money on. I'm just totally uninterested in everything, and I don't know how to use my money.
33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:28:21.89
アフリカの困ってる人とか 福島の仮設住宅の人とかに簡単にあげれればいんだが

I guess it must be difficult to donate food, huh. Would've been great if you could donate them to the troubled people in Africa or those living in shelters in Fukushima.
38 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:28:51.94

He should've just took his time to eat them. It's not raw, perishable food anyway w
39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:29:05.81
I don't need Nana Mizuki tickets, just gimme potato chips w
42 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:29:30.06
「応募券欲しさに1000袋買いましたが、食べきれません。 ご自由にお持ち下さい。」って書いて、人通りの多い場所に置いておいたら 皆持って行ってくれるかな? 置いた時点で法律に触れちゃうかな?
Couldn't he just leave them in a place where a lot of people pass by and put a sign saying "I bought 1,000 bags just for the entry stubs, but I couldn't eat it all. Please take these as you please", and would people bite and get them? Or would he already be going against the law the moment he sets them down?
64 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:31:52.74 ID:G7/
開封済みのポテチなんて 何が入ってるか分からなくて怖くて食えるかよ
I wouldn't dare eat potato chips that have already been opened, I dunno what would be in the bag.
46 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:30:00.79
I also had quite a stock of baseball card chips before, but I gave them all to my officemate's kid for snacks
51 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:30:53.78 ID:c9/
I'm thinking that it should just be given to the homeless. Can't you do that?
52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:31:01.04
I'm pretty serious when I say that I want them ww
67 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:32:14.90
Give me some of those chips w
54 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:31:03.23 ID:/
Wait, isn't his address a little bit too detailed here in the report? w
62 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:31:44.55
人にあげるという思考がないのか それとも別の理由があったか
Didn't it ever cross his mind that he could've given it to other people? Or was there a different reason?
63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/10(火) 12:31:50.29

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According to authorities in Arkansas, a shooting early Saturday morning at a downtown Little Rock nightclub has left 17 people injured. The city's police chief said in a statement that multiple people are suspected of firing weapons, but that the incident is not considered to be terror-related. ...
          Brazilian Soccer Ref Pulls Out a GUN After Being Punched by a Player   
A soccer referee in Brazil has landed himself in hot water after pulling out a gun in the middle of a game. Camilo Eustáquio de Souza, a police officer, was refereeing an amateur game in the city of Passos when he was allegedly hit by a player, Marcos Lopes Vieira. De Souza responded ...
          Venus Williams Found At Fault In Fatal Car Crash   
According to a police report released Thursday, tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses told investigators that Williams ran a red light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV. This ...
          Man Fatally Shot In Burbank By South Pasadena Officer   
South Pasadena police were serving a warrant on a Burbank home. Joy Benedict reports.
          Skull Session: Buckeyes Intern, Mark Dantonio Researches Millennials, and Purdue Made a Good Hire Now What   
Jerome Baker returns the July 1 2017 Skull Session

Today's dispatch hails from the sandy banks of the Ohio River in the Derby City, baby! Looking to drink bourbon, gamble on ponies, and not pass out at 3:30 a.m. in a bar that's open 'til 4 for some reason.

Any Cardinal or Wildcat fans are free to meet me outside the KFC Yum! Center this afternoon for an ass kicking. (That includes you too, Rick Pitino! A video of a weeping, purple-faced Pitino hollering "Uncle!" would do over a million views.)

I'll be the transient-lookin' fella in full Buckeye regalia dual-wielding bottles of cheap Everclear with a freaked Black & Mild dangling from my lips.

Until then, let's watch Billy Price bulldoze a Michigan Man.

From's Lance Zierlein (turn sound on for analysis):


Word of the Day: Cairn.

 MEET THE INTERNS. All elite football programs preach the importance of academics in recruiting. For some schools, though, talk is all it ever amounts to.

Not at Ohio State, where Urban Meyer has spearheaded "Real Life Wednesdays," a program which has turned into a massive tool on the recruiting trail. 

On top of that, Meyer's program works with corporations and institutions to land career-defining institutions for the leaders of his team.

From Urban Meyer's Twitter account, Chris Worley shooting the Memorial Tournament with 10TV:

Chris Worley at 10TV
Chris Worley at 10TV.

Billy Price and the world's smallest couch: 

Billy Price at Mast Global
Billy Price at Mast Global.

Looks like Tyquan Lewis plans to terrorize criminals when he retires from terrorizing quarterbacks:

Tyquan Lewis, FBI
Tyquan Lewis at the FBI.

Meet future Nike CEO Terry McLaurin, who's coaching at the The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Oregon: 

Terry McLaurin at Nike
Terry McLaurin at Nike

Stuff like this won't get the #clicks compared to an article on Dublin police apprehending two rogue pissers, but they help keep the hot #take artists from putting Ohio State football into their trash articles. So that's nice.

 THE MILLENNIAL QUESTION. If some Baby Boomers had their way, America would only use Millennials to harvest their blood.

Michigan State coach Mike D'antoni Mark Dantonio doesn't have that option, for at least a few more years. He needs that Millennial life-force to pad his bank account with an extra ~4.3 million dollars this fall.

Thankfully for Spartan fans, Dantonio understands an entire generation now thanks to a 15 minute video he saw on the internet.


Earlier this year, I was sitting in on a speaking session featuring Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio. If memory serves me right, it was at the AFCA convention in Nashville where he was on a panel of coaches talking about discipline, or perhaps it was at the annual Michigan HS Coaches association convention.

In either instance, I distinctly remember him saying that everyone who works with millennials (widely defined as people born in 1984 or after) needs to Google “Millennial video” and watch it. I remember jotting it down at the time, along with a number of other things he said, with the intention of tracking down that video later. I knew I had seen the video Dantonio was referring to before, and noted that it was a message that should be shared with all coaches, since we’re all working with (and some of us are members of) the millennial generation.

With out further ado, the video in question:

I would like to thank this guy for giving me an excuse next time Whitney chastises me for checking Slack while at dinner.

Baby, blogging about the local team is an addiction, which is a synonym for disease. You wouldn't tut tut somebody for taking cancer medications at the dinner table, right? Exactly.

 BOILER UP? Don't look now, but Purdue is on the ascension in that it convinced a Western Kentucky coach a move to West Lafayette would be a promotion.

Enter former XFL quarterback Jeff Brohm, who inherits the smoking remains of the Darrell Hazell era. 

From Bill Connelly of

Brohm doesn’t inherit a senior-heavy squad. That’s a plus. Granted, seniors could make up about half of the defense, but the odds are good that whoever emerges will return in 2018.

This might not be a full-fledged Year Zero situation, in which the smartest thing to do is strip the house to the studs and start over. Brohm might be able to get mileage out of Blough and some new skill guys, and maybe there’s enough in the defensive front seven to keep the Boilers in games.

Still, the schedule doesn’t include many likely wins, even for a slightly improved team. The Boilermakers will probably beat Ohio and could hope to split tossup games against Rutgers and Illinois and maybe steal an upset against a Missouri or Minnesota or Nebraska or Indiana. But 2017 will be mostly about planting seeds.

I would say it'd be hilarious to see the Boilermakers raise hell in the West, but I still haven't recovered from that hangover I suffered on Iuka Avenue in October 2009 while watching Terrelle Pryor turn the ball over five times in West Lafayette. I hope they lose every game this year.

 HOLTMANN CLEANING HOUSE? Not even a month on the job and new Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann has already signed one new player and seen two of Thad Matta's recruits leave town.

It seems like he's pretty efficiently getting his guys in and the old guys out, which is exactly how Holtmann does it, claims Max Landis, Holtmann's first-ever recruit.

Holtmann's not going to have to wait long to fill his team with his own recruits. After next season, he'll have seven open scholarships to fill however his heart desires.

 BOUT DAMN TIME. Breaking news: The NCAA is considering doing something humane and just for the student-athletes it claims to look out for.

From (via 11W member Hetuck):

When it comes to college athlete transfers, the National Collegiate Athletic Association may be on the cusp of—finally—doing something right. Earlier this week, the Division I Council Transfer Working Group announced that it's considering altering current rules that limit the ability of players to move from one school to another. The most notable rules up for consideration include those:

  • Requiring athletes to get permission from their current schools to speak with other schools;
  • Barring those athletes from receiving a scholarship from their new school without first getting said permission.

Changes to both rules—and by changes, I mean scrapping them completely—are long overdue. As is, they are arbitrary, capricious, and philosophically absurd, giving coaches and athletic departments undue, unearned power over unpaid students seeking a better situation elsewhere.

Shame it will come to late to help Antwuan Jackson this cycle, though.

 THOSE WMDs. 10-year-old's penpal: General Manuel Noriega... Netflix now helping cops solve cold cases... The man who spent 35 years in prison without trial... The cryptocurrency prophet.

          Doctor shoots ex-colleague dead and injures six others at hospital   
Police are trying to piece together what prompted Dr Henry Bello to snap.
          25 people shot at nightclub in Arkansas   
Police do not believe the incident is terror related.
          Episode 49.0: "It's Hot And I Have A Cake In The Oven"   
0:00 Let's talk about what we are going to talk about 4:37 Housekeeping: Emails us, follow us on Twitter, join us on Facebook 6:46 Emails! 37:16 Julio Teheran's major league debut 43:36 This is where Jason and I argue about calling up Eric Hosmer 55:31 Seeing Taijuan Walker and Hayden Simpson in person 1:04:05: Scouting pitchers: secondary stuff 1:14:58: Special Guest: Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle 1:42:04 Musical Guest: Police Teeth 1:44:00 What Are You Drinking 1:47:20 The KG Summer Tour 1:51:43 The week ahead and how we are horrible at fantasy advice
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          Venus Williams says she is heartbroken by fatal Florida crash   
Tennis star Venus Williams said she was heartbroken by the death of a man in a two-car crash in Florida that a police report blamed on her driving, breaking her silence about the fatal accident three weeks after it occurred.
           Trio face firearm-related charges    
A man and two women face numerous firearm-related offences after police stopped the stolen truck Friday.
          Police Prevent $25,000 Giveaway to Atheists in Washington, D.C.   
Contact: Jen Thompson, 951-707-6767, LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Filmmaker and author Ray Comfort has to revise his outreach plans to atheists, according to Washington, D.C. police, or face arrest. At the June 4 Reason Rally in the National Mall, where an estimated 20,000 atheists will gather to hear speakers such as Johnny Depp and Penn Jillette, Comfort had planned to give away 5,000 copies of his new book about atheism, along with $25,000 worth Source: Living Waters Publications
          Shooting At Little Rock Nightclub Injures 28   
Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET A shooting in a Little Rock, Ark., nightclub has left at least 28 people injured, according to local police, who said they did not believe it was a terrorist-related attack. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told KTHV that the shooting, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge, appears to have been the result of a "dispute [that] broke out between people inside." Three people were injured in the ensuing aftermath, police told The Associated Press, and 25 people in total were shot. Police say that one person who was hospitalized and initially listed in critical condition has been upgraded to stable. Other victims were injured trying to escape the club, police said. Michael Hibblen, news director at member station KUAR in Little Rock, reports from the scene that the club, located on the second floor of a building, has several broken windows following the attack. "Apparently when the shooting occurred, people started jumping out
          Word To The President: 'Professionalism'   
A chorus of distinguished names from President Trump's own party have condemned his personal attack on Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC. I'd rather not repeat the president's words, which are ugly. A number of Republicans told Trump his tweets have been beneath the dignity of the presidency. "This has to stop," Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tweeted. "– we all have a job – 3 branches of gov't and media. We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and civility." Based on his campaign and five months in the White House, I do not know if calls for respect, civility and dignity reach President Trump. Please let me try another word: professionalism. I like to think New Yorkers in particular respect professionalism, when they see it in a Broadway singer, a billionaire, a politician, police officer, a street vendor, or Derek Jeter. Professionals respect the public. They treat each other with respect. They do their jobs and don't kvetch when other professionals do theirs.
          Strike Force Is Created To Combat Chicago Gun Violence    
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: More than 1,700 people have been shot in Chicago or harmed in acts of violence there this year. More than 300 people have died. The city's homicide crisis continues. And President Trump tweeted that, quote, "killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in federal help." The attorney general announced a Chicago gun strike force of more than 20 Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents will be sent to the city, where they'll prosecute gun crimes and work with local police and prosecutors. We're joined now by Carol Marin, political editor at NBC5 in Chicago. She's also on WTTW. Carol, thanks so much for being with us. CAROL MARIN: My pleasure, Scott. SIMON: Are Chicago officials eager to see this strike force? MARIN: They're willing to see the strike force. Nobody objects to having more manpower. But I hasten to say 20 ATF agents does not an army make. And therein is part of the problem. SIMON
          Homicide suspect filmed himself during running gun battle that wounded LAPD officer   
Kate Mather, Alene Tchekmedyian and Hailey Branson-Potts | June 29, 2017 A homicide suspect who exchanged shots with Los Angeles police during a running gun battle in El Segundo on Thursday filmed at least part of the encounter on a cellphone while he ran from officers, according to a source familiar with the investigation. […]
          Fusillade dans un club de l'Arkansas: reportage CNN   
Au moins 28 personnes ont été blessées, dont 25 par balle, lors d'une fusillade qui a éclaté samedi matin dans une boîte de nuit de l'Arkansas, dans le sud des États-Unis, a affirmé la police locale qui a ouvert une enquête.
          Afghan Power Plant Explosion Kills 2   
A policeman says a bomb has exploded near a power plant in southern Afghanistan, killing two employees.
          Smoking Legal Weed in Vegas? Know the Risks at WSOP   

Recreational marijuana became legal in Nevada today but smoking pot at the World Series of Poker can still have serious consequences.

Weed's always been pretty common at the WSOP. Whether it's outside, in the hallways or at the tables, it's unusual to go a full day at the Rio Hotel and Casino without smelling it somewhere.

Now with marijuana available in Las Vegas for anyone of legal age, odds are we'll be smelling it even more.

But smoking and vaping weed at the World Series isn't the safest activity if you value being allowed on the Rio property.

Officially they have a zero-tolerance policy that involves having anyone using drugs on the premises arrested by the police and possibly banned from not just this property, but all Caesars properties.

It's happened before but considering the number of people discreetly partaking, it's not really that common.

Shane Schleger is a poker pro whose first WSOP cash was in 2005, a $131k score for making a final table in a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event.

Schleger says he's been smoking weed in varying amounts the entire time he's played at the WSOP.

“I've run the gamut of styles,” said Schleger.

“I’ve definitely done my normal wake-and-bake and play WSOP events over the years but that's not necessarily how I am geared right now.

Shane Schleger
Shane Schleger

“This current trip I've played four prelims and abstained until dinner break.”

Schleger's never had a problem with security but he said he has a friend that was caught with a vape pen at another Caesars property and banned from the World Series of Poker altogether.

Over the last 15 years there have been many stories of players getting kicked off properties all over the US for smoking pot, some while still playing in a tournament.

Schleger's position is that while it is clear the WSOP's parent company Caesars must have rules like a no-drugs policy, potentially being banned from setting foot inside the World Series of Poker is disproportionate to the offense.

Many poker players are earning a living at the WSOP, some people have medical marijuana prescriptions and others have traveled from around the world to play here.

The unspoken consensus, though, is that if you're discreet and respectful when you're smoking weed, chances are you'll be okay.

“I don’t look at the problem in terms of Smokers vs Caesars,” he explained.

“I'm not under any reasonable expectation that a huge corporation will condone drug use on its property. That's why I find the unspoken accommodation of this popular activity to be a reasonable middle ground.

“I think more people get barred from these properties for being drunk or unruly or challenging the authority of a security guard, which usually happens when someone is drunk.

“So on the spectrum of things you can do to piss off the guards, discreetly smoking some cannabis in a wide open desert seems less foolhardy than, say, walking around the Linq drunk and acting like an asshole.”

Don't Expect Weed in Casinos Anytime Soon

The current guidelines around marijuana being sold and consumed in casinos was outlined in a 2014 memo to gaming licensees written by Gaming Control Board member Terry Johnson and the board decided there would be no changes to those guidelines as a result of weed's eventual legalization by the State of Nevada.

Police at WSOP
A police vehicle parked outside the entrance to the WSOP.

The memo essentially said that since the possession and sale of marijuana are federal crimes, casinos wouldn't be allowed to invest or operate marijuana facilities regardless of changing state laws.

The same concept applies to smoking weed at the WSOP now that the state says it's legal for recreational use.

“We have local law enforcement on property, in our parking lots, and people get arrested with regularity if they're caught smoking on Rio grounds,” said WSOP Vice President of Corporate Communication Seth Palansky.

"Look, we don't have a special task force set up to go after these people or anything but if there's illegal activity happening on property we'll do what we have to do make this a safe and comfortable environment for people.

“It's like if I decide to drive 35 in a 25 zone, I'm risking getting a ticket so you have to know the risks before you make a decision.”

But if you're deep in a WSOP event with serious money on the line, the potential risk of smoking a joint in the parking lot is much higher than a speeding ticket.

When it comes to lifetime or long-term bans, however, Palansky explained that those are much more commonly given for offenses like unruly or violent behavior and security risks compared to getting caught smoking pot.


          Swimmer goes missing from Cypress Point Park   
TAMPA — Tampa police are searching for a swimmer who went missing Saturday afternoon from Cypress Point Park on Tampa Bay.
          SANTO vs. EL ESPECTRO DEL ESTRANGULADOR / Cinematográfica Norte, Estudios América - 1966   
I'll end the month with this fun Santo flick, this follow up story starts with the recovery of the body of the Strangler, who had died at the hands of the police at the conclusion of the first film. The disfigured killer is taken to the city morgue, and, reading of the killer's death in the newspaper, Tor, the Strangler's assistant, heads for the morgue to take back his master's body. It seems though, the Strangler isn't actually dead!.. After being revived at his hideout, the Strangler vows revenge. There are shades of the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA going on, the Strangler is facially scarred, spends his free time playing his pipe organ and hangs out at the Opera House...

Tor has recovered the Strangler from the morgue and takes him to their hideout, there, the presumed dead maniac bounces back and plays his evil heart out on his creepy sounding organ!

It's Tor's job to sculpt the masks to be worn by the Strangler. Tor reminds me of the Charles Bronson character in HOUSE OF WAX starring Vincent Price from 1954.

Santo gets captured by the Strangler's goons and is put under a pile driver! Don't worry though, our hero escapes this infernal device by the skin of his ass!

Great shot of the Strangler as his ascends a ladder in the stinky old sewer system, it's how him and Tor get around without being seen!

Wow, Santo had some great crime labs in his early films, this is probably the best one!

Our hero tracks down the villains in the cemetery, and after battling it out, Santo is freakin' buried alive!! After pushing up on the earth above him, he barely escapes the death trap!

The Strangler's a tricky dude, he has a mask made from a detective in order to infiltrate the Opera House, where he has an evil plan he wants to implement...

The plan is to cut the rope holding the chandelier up and have it drop on the main opera star while she performs! Luckily enough, his aim is off and it misses her by a few feet!

This is insane! The Strangler kidnaps Santo's little crime buddy and beats the crap out of him!

Santo's having some problems getting to the Strangler in his hideout, so, he's forced to play Superman and bend some iron bars to get to the crazy killer!.. Damn!!

But, the Strangler is a really tough dude and brings it on! He knocks a huge metal whatchacallit over onto our downed hero and it looks like he's out for the count...

Luckily, the place catches fire and the Strangler actually dies in the flames... Hooray!!.. Hey, Dude punched a kid!.. More than once!!

Anyway, Santo makes with a twenty-three skidoo and heads for the exit, his little buddy is waiting for him in the car, making for a happy ending! Eegah!! starts off a new month for us tomorrow, so's, check it aus!!

          Rights group: Philippine police falsify evidence to justify killings   

Police in the Philippines falsify evidence to justify extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report published on Thursday.

          Police say 1 million people taken in in Philippine drug war   

The Philippine National Police said Tuesday that a total of 1.049 million people have surrendered, been arrested or killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's fight against illegal drugs.

          More than 2,100 killed in Philippines anti-drug campaign since July   

More than 2,100 suspects have been killed in the past five months in the Philippines as part of a war on drugs, police reported on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to having personally killed people.

          Philippines on terror alert after foiled bomb attack in Manila   

The Philippines has been placed on "terror alert level 3" after a foiled bombing near the US embassy in Manila, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said on Thursday.

          Police defuse bomb near US embassy in Manila   

Police on Monday defused an explosive device on a main road near the United States embassy in the Philippine capital of Manila.

          Philippine police van rams protestors outside US embassy in Manila   

A Philippine police van rammed demonstrators who were Wednesday protesting against the presence of US troops in the country outside the US embassy in Manila, a protest organizer said.

          Philippines jail violence kills 10 inmates   

Ten inmates at a Philippine city jail, including two Chinese nationals, were killed in a grenade explosion after a gunfight at the warden’s office, police and jail officials said Friday.

          Man, juvenile accomplice held for killing wife's 'paramour'   

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A 38-year-old man, along with his juvenile accomplice, has been held in the national capital for killing a man on the suspicion that he was having an affair with his wife, police said on Saturday.

Police said the accused -- Vinod Kumar and his juvenile accomplice -- were apprehended in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh on a tip-off.

Kumar, along with his accomplice, had murdered Shanu, 23, on June 30 in east Delhi's Bhajanpura area.

According to police, on June 30, the Police Control Room (PCR) received a complaint that under Bhajanpura Police Station area, people had heard screams of a man, "Bachao-Bachao" (save me), from a locked house, which was later found belonging to Kumar.

"Police reached the spot and found a dead body, which was later identified as Shanu's. It was wrapped in a quilt in the house," Deputy Commissioner of Police A.K. Singla said.

Police found that Shanu had been stabbed nearly 25 times with a knife, Singla said.

"During interrogation, Kumar told interrogators that he killed Shanu on suspicion (of him having an affair with his wife). He with the help of juvenile overpowered and killed Shanu on June 30 when he came near his residence. They then escaped to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh," the officer added.



          Can't accept apology from Delhi Golf Club, says victim   

Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Tailin Lyngdoh, the tribal Khasi woman, who was subjected to discrimination at the Delhi Golf Club for wearing her traditional dress, on Saturday said that the she cannot reconcile with those who broke her heart.

"I will never accept any apology as I was deeply hurt by the manner in which I was insulted and discriminated against. I would also never set foot in the Club ever again," Lyngdoh told journalists.

"If you try and fix a broken glass, you won't be able to hide the cracks of the glass. Therefore, it will be difficult for me to accept any apology from them now," she stated.

On June 25, Lyngdoh, a governess, had gone to the Club, along with her employer Nivedita Barthakur, after they were invited for lunch by a Club member.

Some 15-20 minutes into the lunch, two Club officials asked Lyngdoh to leave the table and the Club, saying her dress was a "maid's uniform" and also allegedly hurled racial abuses.

Lyngdoh, who finally reached Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya, Saturday afternoon, met and shared with the members of Meghalaya State Women's Commission and women's rights activists on the unfortunate incident at the elitist golf club for wearing a Jainsem.

"I felt hurt and insulted when I was discriminated against at the Club, which is in my own homeland. I have been to many clubs and restaurants abroad but no has ever insulted me," Lyngdoh, who with her employer Nivedita Barthakur, said.

"I want the Meghalaya government and civil society groups and my fellow tribesmen to come forward in taking up the incident which happened at the Club, so that no such discrimination is meted out to anyone in the future," she said.

Meanwhile, Barthakur appealed to the people across the northeastern states to come out in support of Lyngdoh.

"This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. These things keep happening. Therefore, I am appealing to the people of the Northeast to stand up together.

"Here is a lady who was humiliated for her profession, for the way she looks and for the way she dressed. Let us not just make it into Tailin's voice alone. It should be the voice of everyone. Enough is enough," Barthakur said.

On her meeting with the women's commission Chairperson, she said: "I am convinced that they are with us and will take proactive action. We are going back with hope."

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who had raised the issue with Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, said such discrimination needs to be condemned by one and all.

He had also urged the central government to direct Delhi Police to file a suo motu case against the Delhi Golf Club for the racial abuse.

"All legal options available as per the Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 and more will be taken advantage of, so that such behaviour is not repeated," Sangma said.

The Meghalaya State Women's Commission, which held a meeting with prominent women's organisations, has unanimously condemned the "despicable act of discrimination and racism" and lack of grace on the part of the management of the Club.

"The comments made by the management on the attire of Lyngdoh has gravely insulted and hurt the sentiments of Khasis (a tribal community in Meghalaya). Further, the comments made violated the social and cultural rights of Lyngdoh," commission's Chairperson, Theilin Phanbuh said.

In a Khasi society which is egalitarian, all Khasi women would wear the Jainsem, which was the traditional attire of the Khasis and the same was worn by the Khasis in India and abroad, she said.

"It (Jainsem) represents the identity of a woman who wears it every day and it is the most modest, dignified, graceful, versatile and elegant attire. India is a land of unity in the midst of diversity and as such, it is unfortunate that the management of the Club cannot make a distinction between a traditional Indian attire and that of a neighboring country," Phanbuh said.

The Jainsem has been showcased in many fashion shows, including the Lakme Fashion Week as well as the London Fashion Week, World Intellectual Property Organisation and many others.

"It is unfortunate that the world is aware and appreciates the Jainsem whereas our Indian brethren are ignorant of the same," Phanbuh said.



          Khattar's chopper makes emergency landing in Jhajjar   

Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's official helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Jhajjar town in southwest Haryana on Saturday evening, police said.

The helicopter had to make the emergency landing due to bad weather.

The Chief Minister and others on the helicopter were safe.

Khattar later posted photographs of himself with some children, who were playing in the Police Lines in Jhajjar, around 55 km from New Delhi. He spent some time with the children.

Khattar, who was flying from Chandigarh to Gurugram for an event there, later left for Gurugram by road.



          Two arrested in Delhi jewellery shop robbery case   

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Two robbers have been arrested in connection with a broad daylight robbery in a jewellery shop in the national capital, police said on Saturday.

Police said the accused persons -- Rakesh Rastogi, 57, and Raja Ram Deshmukh, 55, natives of Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh -- were wanted for a sensational robbery, committed on June 15 in a jewellery shop in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area.

"Rastogi and Deshmukh were arrested on Saturday afternoon from Botanical Garden Metro Station in Noida's Sector 37 following a tip-off. Police also recovered robbed gold jewellery valued at several lakhs of rupees from their possession," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh told IANS.

"Police had on June 27 arrested their other associates, identified as Azeem, 26, Dilshad Mohammad, 26, and Saurabh Verma, 24, from different areas of Uttar Pradesh. With covered faces and carrying firearms and meat choppers, they entered victim Pramod Jain's jewellery shop in Malviya Nagar," Singh said.

They threatened Jain and escaped with all the jewellery, valued at Rs 65 lakh, from his shop, the police officer added.

"Both Rastogi and Deshmukh are being produced in the court and will be taken on police remand to unearth the entire conspiracy of the daring robbery. Several teams of south District are conducting raids at Bijnor, Moradabad and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh to arrest the remaining accused," he added.



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          North Dakota's Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth   

This isn't your father's Fargo any more.

That a state so sparsely populated and geographically remote stands among the top-five nationally in a broad measure of economic, educational, health and other metrics speaks volumes about an economic boom that North Dakota has experienced during the past decade.

Indeed it is the state's economic growth – No. 1 in the Best States rankings – that helped propel it to No. 2 in the overall measure of state economies.

With among the lowest unemployment in the nation and highest labor force participation, North Dakota also ranks highly in the roads, energy infrastructure – and even internet service – that it provides for just over three-quarters of a million residents. Its highly ranked higher education, with among the nation's most affordable tuition, has helped the citizenry reach a high level of attainment of college degrees. All measures considered, the state ranks No. 4 overall.

While 90 percent of North Dakota's land still is devoted to farming – with one-fifth of the population employed in agriculture that produces most of the nation's canola and flaxseed and ranks No. 1 in dry navy and pinto beans – it's what lies beneath the surface of this Canadian border state's wide open land that explains much of the recent growth of a domain that as recently as 2010 counted fewer residents than it had during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It's oil and natural gas – and the technology for extracting it – that have both boosted the state's economy and also added a new dimension of social controversy surrounding pipelines that the industry is attempting to push through the state. Yet the state also is counting gains in manufacturing and high-tech ventures that have helped diversify the economy as oil has occupied a growing share of it.

"Energy and ag have always been very strong in our state, and the oil boom has moved us forward, but we've also worked to diversify," says Sandy McMerty, co-deputy commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

Recently elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum attributes the state's business sense to a long line of governors who came from the business world – in his case, the software industry. And he points to developments that hold promise for the future: A plant manufacturing the blades for 225-foot tall wind turbines employing 1,000 people, unmanned aerial aircraft mapping agriculture lands to amass mammoth data for improvement of crops, Microsoft "tapping in" to the state's well-educated workforce as the state attracts more young people.

"Our infrastructure is in great shape,'' the governor says – indeed, it ranks No. 6 in the Best States analysis. "The economic surpluses that we've had at the state level have allowed us to invest in infrastructure."

The Bakken Formation of oil and natural gas, among the largest contiguous deposits in the U.S., once was deemed infeasible for production. That was before hydraulic fracturing – an injection of water and chemicals into the black shale, siltstone and sandstone holding the oil, a process known as "fracking."

Before the oil boom, as recently as 2004, oil and gas production accounted for just 2 percent of the state's economy. By 2014, it accounted for almost 16 percent. And, while declining world prices for oil in recent years have dampened some of the Bakken boom's luster – and placed pressure on the small state's annual budget, forcing cuts in its esteemed public universities – overall oil production has held up for the most part.

There are fewer drilling rigs at work, but overall production slid to 1.17 million barrels per day in November from a peak of 1.23 million in December 2014 as drillers have pared operational costs. Drillers are employing new techniques that enable them to drill two miles down and then two miles horizontally, the governor notes, with the precision of someone picking the lock on a house.

"We've been a little bit down in production based on pricing,'' says McMerty, who is fluent in the daily price per barrel. "But energy companies are not short-term investment companies for the most part. They can ride out the lower prices."

The state's overall economic output more than doubled in 11 years, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The state's gross domestic product in 2013 reached a record $49.8 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2002. In 2002, the state had the second smallest economy, ahead of only Vermont's. Still, some question the long-term sustainability of an economy hinging on a volatile industry.

"North Dakota has always been a boom and bust state – there hasn't been a time of expansion that wasn't followed by contraction," says Bill Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. "By and large, in terms of the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed into North Dakota's economy, very little has gone into producing the kinds of things that are sustainable long-term economic engines.''

In the state's bid for economic diversification, Northrop Grumman, John Deere and Bobcat are among the manufacturers that have added facilities and jobs – Northrop hoping to employ 100 people in Grand Forks. Caterpillar Remanufacturing recently chose between South Korea and North Dakota for a facility, and chose Fargo. And Grand Forks, inundated by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, has rebounded 20 years later bigger and better, Caraher notes.

The state also boasts of the second largest campus for the software giant Microsoft outside of Washington state – in Fargo.

More than 80,000 jobs were created in North Dakota from 2011 from 2015, the data behind the Best States rankings show. And this state whose population had long hovered at Depression levels saw its populace grow from 674,000 in 2010 to 758,000 in 2016. Among all 50 states small and large, North Dakota ranked No 1 in the Best States ranking of net migration of people into the state. "Last check, we had 12,000 open positions across the state,'' McMerty says. "We're at a place where we really need that out-of-state population to come in."

The state's unemployment rate ranked No. 3 among all states in the Best States analysis, and running at 3 percent in December it remained the sixth-lowest and well below the national average.

All of this contributed to North Dakota's high ranking in the opportunity it offers citizens – ranking No. 7 nationally, with among the nation's lowest poverty rates, higher median household incomes and most affordable housing.

The state's oil development also has created its own issues. These include the challenges of housing oilfield workers in what have become known as "man camps." And a planned Dakota Access pipeline has generated strong public protest, particularly among the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe objecting to its construction near its reservation.

The tribe celebrated late last year when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would seek alternative routes for the $3.7 billion pipeline. Then a new president signed an order directing the Corps to "review and approve" the pipeline "in an expedited manner." Allies of the tribe, including Earthjustice, contend that review already has identified problems with the pipeline, and this may end up in court.

The quality of the state's health care – No. 10 in the rankings – is borne out in some of the measures of public health taken into account in Best States.

This includes low mortality and infant mortality rates, 12th and 14th best respectively. One of the offshoots of this is a figure that's not counted in these rankings but measured by the U.S. Census: The nation's highest ratio of people 100 years old and older – with three centenarians for every 10,000 residents, double the national average.

The governor tells the story of a 100-year-old North Dakotan driver who was stopped running a stop sign on the way to his older sisters' place. "The police officer asked, 'Didn't you see the sign?' The man said, 'Sure I saw the sign. I didn't see you.""

The state's governmental services ranked No. 7 in the Best States assessment.

This included well-balanced state accounts – ranking No. 1 in financial health, No. 3 in its operating ratio of income and expenses, No. 6 in the digitalization of state information and No. 11 in the long-term funding of its pension system.

As a measure of that fiscal responsibility, when the state recently lost a sizable share of projected revenue for a two-year budget cycle amid a slowdown in oil drilling, the governor ordered budget cuts and drew $497 million from reserves to close a $1-billion shortfall in a $14-billion budget. Yet with cuts, come pain.

Assessing the cuts at the University of North Dakota – a system ranking No. 6 nationwide – Caraher notes: "People who keep hoping that the boom-bust economies can be leveraged into sustainable growth, these are the kinds of things that give people pause… Universities are one of the major leaders of innovation."

Yet in a world in which everyone holds a miniature "super-computer'' in their hands in their smart phones, the governor suggests, access to learning transcends the traditional boundaries of school buildings, and this too is a question of technology which the state must explore as it seeks to improve education.

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          New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry Members   
By Grand Forks Herald
The Federal Aviation Administration debuted a set of long-awaited regulations governing the use of unmanned aircraft Tuesday that were met with fanfare from local and national members of the industry.

The rules are targeted at small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, used for commercial and public applications and contain requirements for their operation and qualifications for their pilots.

David Dvorak, CEO of Field of View in Grand Forks, has been waiting years for the FAA to finalize regulations for unmanned aircraft.

"The level of restriction up until this point has been pretty horrendous so this seems like a walk in the park compared to what we have been working under," he said of the new requirements.

The rules, formally known as Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, will take effect in late August, and will apply to drones weighing less than 55 pounds.

These regulations pave the way for commercial operations utilizing unmanned aircraft, which currently are prohibited unless an exemption is obtained from the FAA. The agency had granted more than 5,000 exemptions prior to the unveiling of Part 107 — about 20 of which have gone to North Dakota-based companies.

Industry experts say the rules' release spells good news for the economy, with estimates predicting more than 100,000 jobs could be created and $82 billion generated over the next 10 years as a result.

Drone operations by public agencies such as sheriff and police departments also are included in the new regulations. Previously, these groups needed to acquire a certificate of authorization that spelled out conditions for flight.

"We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information and deploy disaster relief," U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement Tuesday.


The first draft of the rules for small unmanned aircraft was published last year, but regulations in general have been a long-awaited by those in the industry.

In 2012, the FAA received a congressional mandate to integrate UAS technology into national airspace by September 2015. The deadline came and went with no rules finalized, leaving the industry to await this week's release.

Dvorak and others predict the news will inspire more confidence in the technology and produce an uptick in economic activity as businesses prepare for the rule to become active.

"As a company that provides software and hardware for drone operators, I'd imagine this release will give a lot more people confidence to start investing in equipment, training and software in the next 60 days," Dvorak said.

Come August, drone pilots can fly at an altitude of 400 feet or less, cannot fly directly over people not involved in a flight operation and must maintain a safe distance from airports unless permission is received from the facilities in Class B,C, D and E airspace.

Part 107 prohibits flying unmanned aircraft in Class A airspace, which spans from 18,000 to 60,000 above sea level. Flights are allowed in Class G airspace, which is considered uncontrolled airspace, without permission from air traffic control.

Drone pilots must be certified and at least 16 years old unless supervised by someone holding a remote pilot certificate.

The certificate would be obtained by passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at a FAA-approved knowledge testing center or through other means if a person has an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. Background checks on all remote pilot applications would be conducted by the Transportation Security Administration prior to issuance of a certificate.

Other requirements include always operating a drone within line of sight, flying during the day, not exceeding a groundspeed of 100 mph and avoiding reckless operations.

Missing pieces

Though Part 107 lays groundwork for the continued growth of unmanned industry, some found there still are important provisions missing from it.

"While the approved regulations are a step in the right direction for the drone industry, we still have a long way to go, specifically when it comes to long-distance or beyond-visual-line-of-sight drones," Tero Heinonen, CEO of Sharper Shape, said in a statement.

Heinonen, whose company operates out of Palo Alto, Calif., and Grand Forks, and others see beyond-line-of-sight as crucial to the continued development of drone technology.

Those wishing to conduct operations beyond line of sight or at night need to receive a waiver from the FAA, but it's likely that will be a temporary fix much like the commercial exemption process.

"With this new rule, we are taking a careful and deliberate approach that balances the need to deploy this new technology with the FAA's mission to protect public safety," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement. "We're already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations."

Overall, reaction to the rule's release has been favorable with advocacy groups such as the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Academy for Model Aeronautics commending the FAA in allowing the industry to continue advancing.

Easier access to the industry does spell more competition for those already established within it.

"The challenge isn't over, it's really just beginning," Dvorak said. "Now everyone is kind of on an equal playing field. There have been companies that have come and gone over the years here, but now everyone has the opportunity to generate income from day one.

"It'll be interesting to see how the market handles that."

New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry Members - Grand Forks Herald

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          A Drone for Loan? North Dakota Agency Eager to Help    
By ABC News
A drone for loan? One of the first law enforcement agencies to use unmanned aircraft as eyes in the sky says it's ready to ship its technology anywhere in the country to help police who need it.

The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month authorized the Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft System unit in Grand Forks to fly anywhere in the country. It is one of only a handful of law enforcement groups with the capability of responding to incidents like natural disasters, crime scenes or search-and-rescue missions.

Alan Frazier, the chief pilot and architect of the unmanned aircraft program for the Grand Forks unit, said the agency's pilots and sensor operators are able and willing to hop on a plane with its drone in a suitcase.

"If there was a major disaster or a multi-day search for dangerous suspects like that, my guess is that the sheriff would approve that," Frazier said.

Ben Miller, a board member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and founder of the drone program for the Mesa County Sheriff's Department in Colorado, said the Grand Forks pilots would be at the top of the list when help is needed elsewhere. The county is also home to one of six drone test sites in the U.S. and the nation's first unmanned aircraft tech park.

"I think I can very confidently say that Grand Forks and Mesa counties lead the country in the use of UAVs in law enforcement," Miller said. "Grand Forks has done some fantastic things. I know those guys. I've trained those guys."

Grand Forks also is unique, Miller said, because the group has four pilots who have their commercial licenses. That allows them to fly drones at night and operate in airspace that is restricted to non-rated pilots, such as the vicinity of airports. Grand Forks is one of two state agencies in the country approved to fly drones at night, along with Montgomery County in Texas.

Frazier said his group also makes numerous appearances at training seminars and conferences throughout the country and the FAA authorization permits them to give practical demonstrations.

"That's important, because if we can't get the information out to agencies that might want to use the technology, they're really not going to avail themselves of that opportunity," Frazier said.

The FAA website lists 74 government agencies that are authorized to fly nationwide. That includes 17 state law enforcement departments in a dozen states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Washington and North Dakota.

The Grand Forks crew previously had the OK to fly within 17 North Dakota counties in eastern North Dakota and one Minnesota county. Since 2013 the group has responded to 27 calls for service, including the collection of evidence for four homicides. It has helped police look for numerous victims and suspects, including the search for a missing hunter whose body was found in nearby Walsh County.

"It is a very multi-faceted tool that we have at our disposal," Grand Forks Sheriff's Lt. B.J. Maxson said. "It is just absolutely incredible to see the aircraft go."

Frazier said it's too early to tell whether the Grand Forks unit will be called on more for training or the real thing.

"We'll have to take a wait and see attitude on that," he said.

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          Isaac has little impact on Bayou Corne sinkhole   
Despite the tropical storm force winds and rains heavy enough to force a mandatory evacuation of all residents in Assumption Parish, officials say Hurricane Isaac had no impact on a sinkhole near Bayou Corne. But after the storm trudged past the parish, three new bubbling gas sites were discovered Tuesday in Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Triche Canal. Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Quality are currently testing the air and water at the three new sites and they say preliminary tests indicate no abnormal readings. Assumption Parish Police Jury spokeswoman Kim Torres said the sinkhole did not increase in size during Isaac but the "magic question" — the cause behind the new bubble sites — is still unanswered.
          More gas bubbles detected in Grand Bayou area   
Locals are reporting more gas bubbles in Grand Bayou. Officials at the Assumption Parish Police Jury said Tuesday a small bubble site was discovered near a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Residents have been reporting other gas bubbles and tremors in the area for months. The sinkhole swallowed up an acre of bald cypress trees Aug 3. It has since grown to the size of a football field. Scientists say the sinkhole might be related to an abandoned brine cavern below it. Houston-based Texas Brine Co., which owns the well, is in the process of assembling an exploratory rig. Last Friday, the two workers nearly fell into the sinkhole and cleanup activities were suspended. The parish has asked Texas Brine to provide a plan for future cleanup activities.
          Exxon Mobil Donates $5 Million to North Dakota Housing Fund   
By Reuters
A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp donated $5 million on Monday to a North Dakota government housing fund that subsidizes construction of low-cost apartments for teachers and emergency personnel in the state's oil patch.

XTO Energy will receive a 100 percent tax write-off for its donation to the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, which will be used to construct more than 75 apartment units in Kildeer, Watford City and Williston, towns at the center of the state's oil hub.

North Dakota has had a hard time attracting teachers, police officers and firefighters into such towns due to the high cost of housing. The fund seeks to help alleviate that.

"These are the communities our employees live in and we want to respect those communities," Tim McIlwain, XTO's head of operations, told a news conference.

The donation was the largest since the fund was established in 2011, eclipsing the $3 million Marathon Oil Corp donated in 2012.

The fund can accept up to $30 million in donations each year, according to a law passed by the state legislature. The fund, in turn, uses the money to subsidize apartment construction. The apartments must be rented at income-adjusted levels for 15 years.

While housing prices across North Dakota's oil patch have come down recently, they still far eclipse prices before the state's oil boom began in 2008. Prices have slid recently as the region's economy has stabilized. A more-than 50 percent drop in oil prices in the past year has also taken some of the premium off housing.

A typical one-bedroom apartment in Williston runs about $1,700 per month, but at a facility built with money from the housing incentive fund the cost for a similar apartment costs about $800 per month.

"This housing fund is a key component of keeping things moving the way they should be moving in a fast-growing economy," Governor Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, said at the press conference.

Exxon Mobil is the only oil company to have donated to the fund since January, state officials said.

Exxon Mobil Donates $5 Million to North Dakota Housing Fund - Reuters

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          Land Board Awards $11.5 Million in Latest Round of Energy Impact Grant Funding    
By ND Governor's Office
The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded $11.5 million in energy impact grants to local law enforcement agencies, non-profit service organizations and emergency medical services in North Dakota’s oil and gas region.  The Land Board awarded nearly $8 million to support the region’s law enforcement agencies and service organizations, and another $3.7 million for the region’s emergency medical services.
“These state funds will further support the region’s local law enforcement agencies, emergency medical responders as well as organizations that provide family support services,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chairman of the five-member state Land Board. “The Energy Impact Grant Program has been very helpful in addressing a wide range of needs associated with the region’s dynamic growth.”
Other Land Board members are Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt.
"The goal of these law enforcement grants is to put local law enforcement officers out on the streets and highways, properly trained, adequately equipped and affordably housed,” Stenehjem said.  “In addition, this year’s grants focus on prosecution by providing additional assistance to county state’s attorneys.”
Since 2011, the state has appropriated more than a half-billion dollars in Energy Impact Grant funds alone, a small portion of the state’s overall commitment to helping the oil and gas region’s counties, cities, schools and other political subdivisions address the challenges of rapid growth.
The nearly $8 million in state grants awarded today to the region’s law enforcement agencies and service organizations include:
  • $904,500 to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office for new police vehicles, law enforcement training, body cameras and other equipment and housing allowances for deputies, dispatch employees and corrections staff.
  • $596,935 to the Williston Police Department for six police vehicles, other equipment and salary support for three new officers.
  • $77,162 for the Williston Family Crisis Shelter to hire a services advocate and to purchase office equipment.
  • $443,057 to the Watford City Police Department for six new patrol vehicles, duty gear and other equipment, law enforcement training and housing allowances for 20 officers and two support staff.
  • $22,500 to Dickinson’s Domestic Violence and Rape Crises Center toward staff salary and operating costs.
  • $273,000 for the Killdeer Police Department to hire two additional patrol officers; to purchase two vehicles; to purchase new bulletproof vests and other equipment; and to provide officers with housing allowances.
  • $257,000 for the Tioga Police Department to purchase equipment, support officer salaries and housing allowances for three officers and one member of the department’s support staff.
  • $210,514 for the Ward County State’s Attorney Office to support the hiring of an assistance state’s attorney, victim-witness coordinator two additional support staff.
The Land Board today awarded 32 grants totaling about $3.7 million in support of the region’s emergency medical services. The grants approved include:
  • $485,000 to the New Town Ambulance Service for the purchase of a new ambulance and staff pay assistance.
  • $369,324 to the city of Williston for a quick-response vehicle, training, emergency equipment and staffing assistance.
  • $272,000 to the city of Tioga for a new EMS building and emergency medical equipment.
  • $332,000 to the Killdeer Area Ambulance District for the purchase of a new building and staffing assistance.
  • $200,000 to the Stanley Rural Ambulance Service District for a building renovation and expansion.
  • $100,000 to the United Rural Ambulance Service in Ward County for the construction of a new EMS building.
  • $92,750 for the Westhope Ambulance Service to complete the construction of a new building and to support staff pay.
  • $50,000 for the Ray Ambulance Service to purchase emergency medical equipment and supplies.
  • $142,200 for the Renville County Rural Ambulance Service to support staffing of ambulance services in the Mohall and Glenburn areas.
  • $60,000 for a new ambulance and emergency medical staffing assistance in Ward County.
For a complete list of grants approved by the Land Board today go to

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          Governor Dalrymple Delivers 2015 State of the State   
In delivering the State of the State address today, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said North Dakota’s strong economy and sound fiscal management make possible additional tax relief as well as investments in statewide priorities including infrastructure, education and meeting the challenges of growth.
“Two years ago I stood before you and reported that the state of our state was strong,” Dalrymple said. “Today, I am pleased to tell you that we’ve made great progress since then, and that North Dakota is stronger than ever.”
North Dakota has reduced taxes by $4.3 billion since 2009, and Dalrymple recommended that the legislature make even more tax relief a priority.  The legislature also will have an opportunity to pass a property tax reform bill that provides for more spending discipline, and makes it easier for taxpayers to understand how their tax dollars are used in comparison to other political subdivisions, Dalrymple said.
North Dakota has also made great progress on road and highway improvements, water supply projects and should continue to invest in the state’s infrastructure needs.  At the same time, North Dakota remains committed to advancing critical flood protection projects, Dalrymple said.
In just the past four years, the state has also leveraged nearly $90 million in tax credits and incentive funds to support the development of about 2,500 housing units reserved for low-to-moderate income residents and for essential service employees in western North Dakota.
“Never before in our state’s history have we undertaken such an ambitious, ongoing campaign to improve our roads and highways, expand water supply systems, advance flood control projects and develop affordable housing,” Dalrymple said.  “These projects enhance the quality of our lives and support our growing economy. “
Public Safety            
As the state’s population and commercial activity have grown, Dalrymple and the legislature have worked together so that North Dakota continues to be one of the safest states in the nation.    
Since 2011, the state has steadily expanded the capabilities of the Highway Patrol, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the state’s judicial system and the Department of Correction’s parole and probation services.
For local law enforcement officers in western North Dakota, the region’s rapid growth has created significant challenges.  Within the last four years, the state has provided about $20 million in impact grants to help equip, train and staff local police departments and sheriff’s offices serving in North Dakota’s oil-producing counties.  The state has provided another $30 million to support the region’s fire and emergency medical services. 
Oversight of the Oil Industry
The remarkable amount of commerce throughout North Dakota requires that the state continue to strengthen its health and environmental protections as well as its oversight of the oil and gas industry, Dalrymple said.
Since 2011, the state has significantly expanded its regulatory staff within the Oil and Gas Division and the Department of Health, and Dalrymple has recommended funding for 22 additional positions within the Oil and Gas Division and 19 more within the Department of Health. Additionally, the state has adopted new oil conditioning standards to improve the safety of crude oil for transport; required major reductions in the flaring of natural gas and has revised more than 60 sections of regulatory code to strengthen environmental protections.  Dalrymple has also recommended new positions within the Public Service Commission to augment federal oversight of rail safety and pipeline integrity.

“We should all be proud of the vital role our state is playing to help America strengthen its energy independence,” Dalrymple said.  “We have become the nation’s second-largest oil producer, and as our energy production has increased so has our responsibility.”
North Dakota has steadily improved its K-12 education system, putting to rest the challenging issues of funding equity and adequacy.  The state has also significantly reduced the local cost of education by increasing the state’s funding commitment.   Dalrymple said the state has an opportunity to build on its success by maintaining strong funding for K-12 schools, by
investing in early childhood education, and by addressing the extraordinary needs of schools challenged by rapid enrollment growth.
North Dakota’s strong revenues also allow for continued investments in higher education, while most other states are reducing their funding.  Working together, the governor and legislature have improved the way North Dakota’s universities and colleges are funded, and have made major investments in capital projects and other improvements.

Moving forward, the state can continue to invest in the university system’s critical infrastructure needs, but should focus on programs that make college more affordable for students, Dalrymple said.

The state’s strong economy and sound fiscal management allow for continued investments in other priorities as well, including workforce development, improvements to the state’s park system and other quality-of-life enhancements.
“Here in North Dakota, we continue to drive an agenda for progress and a quality of life that is second to none,” Dalrymple said. “We know that progress comes with its own challenges and there is much work ahead.  But we have every reason to be optimistic about our state and the increasing number of opportunities it provides.” 
During his address, Dalrymple also spoke about recent declines in oil prices and the potential impact on state revenues.
“It’s important for the people of North Dakota to know that we are committed to a structurally balanced state budget, where ongoing spending never exceeds our available, ongoing revenues,” Dalrymple said.  “There are risks associated with any economy that relies on the value of commodities, and those risks must always be carefully considered.  We guard against these risks in several ways, including directing the vast majority of our oil and gas revenues – about 96 percent – to special reserve funds that are not used for ongoing operations.”

North Dakota’s investments in statewide infrastructure projects and other capital projects require one-time funding that doesn’t have to be repeated should state revenues decline.
In February, a new state revenue forecast will be completed and will help guide the legislature’s work, Dalrymple said.

“If adjustments to our spending plan are needed, I am confident our legislature will make prudent decisions based on the best available projections,” Dalrymple said. “In the end, I expect our legislature will find that we can continue to fund our priorities, maintain healthy reserves and provide even more tax relief.”

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          ‘Porn, one of the factors behind harassment of women’   
Many offenders caught by us are habituated to watching porn, says Assistant Commissioner of Police, SHE Teams
          Research scholar of UoH jumps to death    
In a mail to his sister, he stated that he was upset over his career prospects: police
          Cop, father shot dead   
A 25-year-old Delhi Police constable and his 55-year-old father were shot dead in Haryana’s Sonipat on Saturday, allegedly by a relative over a dispute related to irrigation of fields, the police said...
          Offices of Additional SP, DCIB to be moved to Bantwal    
To curb communal incidents and other crimes effectively, offices of Additional Superintendent of Police, Dakshina Kannada and of the District Crime Information Bureau (DCIB) will be shifted to Bantwal...
          North Dakota Oil Boom Draws Female Job Seekers   
By SCTimes
WILLISTON, N.D. – A shift in the labor market has drawn more women seeking permanent work in the oil and gas industry, a manager at Job Service North Dakota in Williston says.

The total number of people walking into the downtown Williston office increased by 33 percent to 2,264 in June, according to data obtained from Cindy Sanford, the customer service office manager. The percentage of women seeking jobs has jumped by 65 percent to 804 women. Women made up 36 percent of the walk-ins who have registered at Job Service in June, according to the data.

“When the boom first started, all you needed was a body,” Sanford said. “Now companies are hiring for more technical positions like lease operators. There are also more retail and businesses in the community.”
Reasons for women joining the workforce include the fact that more families are staying in the community.
“This is an industry now,” said Phil Davis, the customer service officer manager in Bismarck. “It’s not just a boom anymore.”

The managers said more men than women initially came to the Bakken for drilling jobs. Men who have stayed here for 18 to 24 months tend to bring their families into the community. In the meantime, the oil and gas industry has sought out additional workers for production — lease operators, workover employees, pumpers and technical positions.

The combination of these factors allow women more opportunity to acquire high-paying jobs in the Bakken.
“Two years seems to be the make-it-or-break-it period. After that, men bring their spouse and families,” Sanford said. “Also, companies are not hiring for two-weeks-on and two-weeks-off anymore. They want local.”

Williams and McKenzie counties, in the heart of the oil patch, have less than 1 percent unemployment, but the two counties have vastly different amounts of jobs open and active resumes, according to the report. Williams, which includes Williston, had 723 resumes for 2,654 jobs, and McKenzie, with Watford City, had 94 resumes for 345 jobs the same month.

The managers says Williams County has more retail and many oil and gas companies have offices there. Watford City doesn’t have a Job Service office and people seeking employment often visit Williston to apply for work.

Last year, Williams County was ranked as offering the highest wages in the state with its employees earning $78,390 annually.

Williams County and Williston had population counts of 29,595 and 20,850 in 2013, according to state data. The largest employed are mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, with 13,406 employees. Management of companies and enterprises earned the highest average weekly wages at $3,974, compared with the overall weekly wages of $1,605.

The highest-paid occupations include management at $46.01 per hour; engineers, legal at $32.93; architects and surveyors at $30.44; physicians, dentists and nurses at $31.46 and computer programmers and statisticians at $27.08; according to the report.

Also on the list were teachers at $22.46; police officers at $18.94; carpenters and oil and gas roustabouts at $22.91; maintenance and repair at $22.33; truck drivers at $19.36; welders at $18.43; and farm work and labors at $15.55, according to the report.

The wages don’t tell the full story, however, because oil and gas companies offer per-diems and overtime to offset their starting salary base.

“It’s not always the money, it’s who you work for,” said Sanford, who has seen turnover rates as high as 45 percent. “Everyone was jumping to other companies for 50 cents or $1. Workers would say they didn’t quit their job, they quit their manager.”

Today, companies have a larger, more diverse population base. Management doesn’t just “take bodies” anymore, and the transition from temporary to permanent positions often require someone with experience who is willing to remain in Williston.

“They want local,” Davis said. “Loyalty goes a long way.”

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          Land Board Awards $5 Million in Latest Grant Round to Law Enforcement Agencies   
By ND Governor
The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded about $5 million in state grants to support sheriff offices and other local law enforcement agencies in North Dakota’s oil-production region.  The Land Board also awarded about $100,000 in grant funds to law enforcement agencies that are serving growing populations throughout the state.

Since July, the Land Board has awarded about $15.3 million to support local law enforcement agencies in western North Dakota. The funding is part of a $240-million state grant program created during the last Legislative session to help address the impacts of rapid growth in western North Dakota.

“These law enforcement funds concentrate on meeting immediate safety needs by putting peace officers on the road, appropriately trained, properly equipped and affordably housed,” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. “I am confident we will be able to show legislators that these critical funds have been wisely invested and are already showing results in investigating criminal activity and prosecuting criminals.”

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is chairman of the five-member Land Board. Other board members are Stenehjem, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt. The Land Board voted unanimously in favor of awarding the law enforcement grants.

“These grants are part of a larger strategy to help our local officials and community leaders address the challenges that come with growth,” Dalrymple said. “With the Energy Impact Fund, we can tackle a wide range of challenges. We continue to make significant progress, but we recognize that the impacts from rapid growth are very dynamic and we must always be prepared to adapt our response to meet the region’s needs.”

The law enforcement grants approved by the Land Board today will support sheriff offices, police departments, states attorney offices and regional law enforcement task forces. The state funding will also support domestic violence assistance programs, family crisis assistance and child advocacy. The grants will help pay for patrol vehicles; mobile fingerprint scans that provide immediate identification; portable scales for weight enforcement; funding for housing allowances; funding to hire additional officers, victim advocates and other public safety personnel as well as training, police safety gear and other equipment. For a complete list of law enforcement grants approved today by the Land Board go to

State funding appropriated to support the region’s law enforcement agencies and other emergency responders during the 2013-2015 biennium includes:
• $9.6 million for Attorney General grants to law enforcement agencies.
• $7 million in Energy Impact Grant funds for sheriffs’ departments.
• $7 million for emergency medical service providers.
• $3.5 million for fire protection districts.
• $9.6 million for critical access hospitals.

In all, the state will invest about $2.6 billion to support the state’s oil and gas region during the 2013-2015 biennium.  The state’s 2013-2015 commitment – more than twice the amount of the previous, two-year funding package of about $1.2 billion – is being used to address a wide range of needs in western North Dakota, including:  highway, county and township road improvements; water supply and water treatment projects; the development of low-to-moderate income housing and assistance for growing school districts. Other state commitments include stationing more Highway Patrol troopers in western North Dakota; enhancements to the region’s court system and funding for dust suppression projects.


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           FAA Choses North Dakota to Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems   
By ND Governor
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that North Dakota was designated as one of the six test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

North Dakota was among numerous states competing to host one of the test sites that will assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft in the national airspace.  The state’s leadership in UAS operations, research and development, education and training made North Dakota a natural choice for the FAA.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley have led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota. The state has invested more than $14 million to advance UAS research and development.
In May, Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority and appointed Lt. Gov. Wrigley to lead the state’s efforts to land a test site and to pursue other UAS opportunities. Following Dalrymple’s recommendation, the 63rd Legislative Assembly also supported the state’s pursuit of a national UAS test site by appropriating $5 million, with $4 million in operations funding contingent on North Dakota being selected one of six test sites.
“The FAA’s decision to locate one of only six national UAS test sites in North Dakota is good news for our state and for the entire nation,” Dalrymple said. “We have worked very hard to make sure North Dakota is well positioned for this designation and to make sure that the FAA recognizes the many strengths that we offer in helping to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace. With this test site designation, we have a great opportunity to become a national hub for UAS research and development, to expand our national leadership in aerospace sciences and to further diversify our state economy.”

Not only does North Dakota have unencumbered airspace, but the Grand Forks region, where the test site will be established, is also home to a thriving private UAS industry, Grand Forks Air Force Base and the University of North Dakota, which has one of the most established UAS undergraduate programs in the nation. In addition, the state has been extremely proactive in addressing privacy concerns by establishing the nation’s first-ever UAS Research Compliance Committee tasked to oversee, review and approve the use of UAS for research at UND.

The Authority includes representatives from the state's general aviation industry, University of North Dakota Aerospace, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, North Dakota Department of Commerce (NDDOC) and the Office of the Adjutant General.
Robert Becklund, executive director of the Authority, is currently overseeing the efforts of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site and will direct the activities associated with the Test Site.
“We are thrilled that the FAA has chosen our state as one of the test sites,” said Becklund. “And while we have worked diligently to ensure that North Dakota’s UAS capabilities were well known by key decision makers, our work has only just begun.”
Now that North Dakota has been chosen, Becklund’s next task is to ensure that the state meets the needs and expectations of the FAA while ensuring that the state’s efforts do not interfere with existing commercial and general aviation operations in the United States.
Members of the Authority have already moved forward with preparations that include identifying research projects centered on key UAS focal areas for the FAA such as UAS System Safety, UAS Aircraft Certification, Command and Control (C2) Link Issues, Control Station Layout and Certification, and Ground & Airborne Sense and Avoid.  Additionally, the Authority is in the process of identifying necessary infrastructure for the site as well as communicating the business benefits of working in North Dakota including tax incentives and research support, to companies all across the nation.
“Throughout this entire process our message has been consistent - that picking North Dakota, would benefit the national effort to safely integrate UAS into our airspace,” said Becklund. “The fact that we were chosen as a test site underscores the confidence the FAA has in us and we won’t let them down.”
While UAS have recently been in the news related to this month’s announcement from Amazon that the company would eventually like to distribute packages by UAS technologies, Becklund mentioned that other industries outside of logistics will benefit from the testing and eventual integration.

“In addition to agricultural surveying, exploring areas affected by natural disasters and helping with search and rescue efforts, the safe integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace will lead to a wide variety of other commercial applications,” Becklund said. “Unmanned aircraft have the potential to be less expensive and more efficient than manned aircraft in many instances.”

Becklund added that the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department and the Grand Forks Police Department already operate a handful of UAS tactics in partnership with the university. So far the departments have used the UAS in research projects surrounding search and rescue and assessing traffic congestion patterns.

Officials in North Dakota expect to work in close collaboration with the other FAA test sites located in Alaska, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Texas as well as all other states, universities, industries and government agencies associated with UAS to ensure that the integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace systems is done safely. 

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          Inside One Of The FAA's New Drone Test Sites   
By Kelsey Atherton, Popular Science
Earlier this week, flying barely under the wire of its 2013 deadline, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the six states it had selected as test sites for domestic drone use. The goal is to figure out how unmanned aerial vehicles can safely work in U.S. skies alongside commercial planes, news and police helicopters, cropdusters, and the whole range of peopled flying machines. Twenty-four states applied, eager to lead the country in developing commercial uses for drones and grab a slice of what the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International predicts will be an $82 billion industry by 2025.

The winning candidates were Alaska, Virginia, New York, Texas, Nevada, and North Dakota. Prior to test site selection, the FAA authorized over 300 much smaller test sites for drones, most of which were universities and small police departments. The FAA program is set to conclude in February 2017.

In November, I went to one of these test sites in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to see what exactly the future of domestic flying robots might look like. Full disclosure: The North Dakota Department of Commerce paid for my trip.

When I, along with four other journalists, traveled to the Roughrider State, I found a community united in avoiding the word "drone." The officials I spoke with refer to their flying machines as "unmanned aircraft." That's what the FAA is calling them, while at nearby Grand Forks Air Force Base the term is "remotely piloted vehicle."

"Unmanned is unequivocally the future of aviation," 69th Reconnaissance Group Commander Colonel Lawrence Spinetta said, speaking at Grand Forks Air Force Base. It's not just the military that has adopted this attitude. In 2010, the University of North Dakota, which has a long history in training airplane and helicopter pilots, created the nation's first civilian degree program in piloting drones. The FAA granted the University of North Dakota a special certificate that allows the school to fly unmanned vehicles.

The FAA authorized the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department to use drones for law enforcement missions in March 2013. Canadian dronemaker Draganflyer and California drone company AeroVironment have both partnered with the sheriff's department to test their small drones. In May, the department used a drone during a police mission for the first time.

In Seattle, a plan for police to use drones was scuttled by the mayor before it had even taken off, following outcry and protest by privacy advocates. I asked North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley why that didn't happen in Grand Forks. "We don't have that many Black Helicopters types," he said, before quickly clarifying, "There's a lot of trust in institutions here." He mentioned the state's status as the best-run in the nation, according to financial news company 27/7 Wall Street. Of course, not everyone in North Dakota would agree with Wrigley. Driving back from a tour of Grand Forks Air Force Base, we passed a home with "Libertarian: Less Government, More Freedom" painted on the side.

In an effort to gain community support for drone use, the University of North Dakota created the Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Compliance Committee, an academic ethics assembly that reviews and approves proposals for drone use. The committee's meetings are open to the public. I spoke with committee members Barry Milavetz and Thomasine Heitkamp about the project. Milavetz has a background in medicine; Heitkamp in social work. While neither comes from law enforcement or aviation, they both have extensive experience in the ethics of academic research.

The keys to a successful drone program are community standards, feedback, and public notification, Heitkamp and Milavetz told me. These standards, adopted voluntarily by the University of North Dakota and accepted by the sheriff's department, may have influenced the FAA's drone roadmap, which issued privacy guidelines that seem to be based on the committee's work.

One example of the committee's influence is the sign pictured at the top of this page, which informs people driving by that a police drone is in use. Another example comes from a major concert, which prompted a tremendous influx of traffic into Grand Forks. The city, with a population of 53,000, expected thousands more visitors, and the sheriff's department wanted to use drones to better manage the traffic. The public safety benefit was there--it's easier to spot and resolve traffic problems from above. But flying cameras can make people uneasy. Heitkamp and Milavetz both discussed the challenge of data retention: what happens to the video recorded by the drone? Is it stored indefinitely, and if so, by whom, and who can gain access to it? In the case of the concert, the committee tried to balance the safety benefits and privacy concerns by allowing the drones to stream live video, but not record it for future use. And they were only allowed to film cars, which matter for traffic snarls, and not people, which largely don't.

If all this sounds pretty mundane for a future of flying robots, that's because it is. The essential part of making drones work in Grand Forks, at least according to the officials I spoke with, seemed to be trustthe sheriff's department voluntarily adopted the university's standards; the university took their role as researchers and community stewards seriously; and the research compliance committee sought public input on all decisions about drone use.

Now that the FAA has selected North Dakota as a test site, the state will begin rolling out programs that have already been implemented on a small scale in Grand Forks. By participating in the FAA's research project, North Dakota, Alaska, Virginia, Nevada, Texas, and New York all stand to benefit from an economic windfall, with new industry and jobs springing up around domestic drones. For now, though, the future of unmanned aircraft is still in beta.

View "Inside One Of The FAA's New Drone Test Sites" at

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          Building on the anger against police   
“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you — being black in America is tough”. These were the words of popular African-American athlete and ...
          Four students arrested for stealing high-end motorcycles   
The city police have arrested a gang of four students, including a juvenile, who used to steal high-end motorcycles to use them for drag racing and bike stunts.The accused would use the stolen motorcy...
          It's not the Second Amendment's Fault that Inept and Lazy Law Enforcement failed to do their jobs   
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Dr. Henry Bello, was a family medicine physician, a Nigerian born muslim who had been allowed to stay in the United States on a expired work visa while having been arrested for sex abuse charges.  In February of 2015, Dr. Henry Bello, a muslim, resigned in lieu of being dismissed for sending threatening emails to a fellow physician at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

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He reportedly departed threatening to return and exact murderous revenge.
A background check would have shown that Dr Bellos was a foreign born muslim who had a criminal record that included an arrest for attempted burglary at 5:10 a.m. on April 23, 2003, when he kicked in the door to an ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Buchanan Place in the Bronx.

He was also that rare doctor with an arrest for fare evasion in the New York City subway, this at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2003.

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He was also arrested for sexual abuse, forcible touching, and unlawful imprisonment at 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2004, on Bond Street in Manhattan. He is said to have grabbed the victim’s crotch with one hand while he lifted her in the air with his other. He began dragging her away.
“You’re coming with me,” he told the victim according to her subsequent account to the police. The police were well aware of Dr. Bello's murderous threats against his co workers, most especially female co-workers. Yet, the police did nothing.  The immigration department did nothing.
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Now, the New York Police Commissioner, the Mayor, and ever liberal crack pot wants to blame guns.  Which, is absolutely ludicrous, the fault not with the gun, but with the inept, lazy, law enforcement officers who knew that there was a ticking time bomb in the form of an unstable, muslim sex offender and potential kidnapper. Yet, the authorities did nothing.  The New York Police and the lax immigration officials who sat by and did not do their sworn duties to protect Americans should go to jail! 
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There should be a Federal investigation and if found negligent people should lose their jobs at the very least. I truly hope there is some financially hungry lawyer who sees the failure of the hospital, the police, immigration to protect both staff and patients from this Nigerian born muslim bent on murder-suicide.  

These are the facts you will not hear from the mainstream media.  

          Police appeal following burglary   
POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary from a premises in the Fourways area of Stretton Sugwas near Hereford.
          Woman pleads guilty to assaulting three police officers   
A REVELLER who assaulted three police officers when she was drunk has been given a community order.
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          taser demonstration   
taser demonstration Last day of a Police Internship, one of the clips is attached to my foot and the other to my shoulder, the biggest spread possible "worst possible scenario." It affects the area between the two points and afterwards the cops screw with me, which i kind of desserved. If felt as if i was getting run over and smacked in the back of the head repeatedly.

          Oregon Parole Board To Re-Examine Decision To Release Cop Killer   
An Oregon man convicted of killing a police officer more than 20 years ago will stay behind bars for at least a few more months. The Oregon Board of Parole said Tuesday that it will re-examine its decision to release Sidney Dean Porter. In 1992, Porter beat and killed John Day police officer Frank Ward with his fists and a piece of firewood. The murder shocked the eastern Oregon community. Porter got a life sentence but is now eligible for parole. In fact, he was set to be let out of prison this Friday. State lawmakers held a hearing last week decrying the pending release, but the decision lies in the hands of the Board of Parole. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, who appoints the three-member panel, wrote a letter asking for the Board to take another look at the case. The governor questioned whether the board fully considered the circumstances surrounding the killing and whether Porter has expressed responsibility for the crime. Now, the board says it will put Porter's release on hold.
          Whatever Happened to Captain Video and the DuMont Programming Library?   

Before cable TV took off, there were three big broadcast TV networks: ABC, NBC, and CBS. But back in the earliest days of television, the DuMont network was right up there with them. DuMont network programming officially began in 1946, just after NBC and CBS, and just before ABC. DuMont was different in that it was only a wing of a larger company that made television sets, and they figured providing programming would sell more sets. So the broadcast department had no budget, no rules, no tradition of how TV was done, and therefore everything they did was experimental.     

The network developed and produced a variety of shows ranging from early talk shows to inventive crime dramas to ground-breaking science fiction. There was Night Editor, an anthology program where the host, ostensibly the nighttime editor of a newspaper, would narrate and perform stories as though they were requested by viewers. There was the early crime drama The Plainsclothsman, told through the eyes (the camera literally showed viewers his POV) of the titular police officer. And there was Captain Video, often hailed as the earliest science fiction TV show, which followed the low-budget adventures of the Captain and his Video Rangers. DuMont also aired such groundbreaking programs as The Hazel Scott Show, often credited as the first network television show to be hosted by an African-American.

But DuMont went out of business after nine years, and even worse, the shows they produced were almost all lost. Read what happened to the Dumont network at Atlas Obscura. The post contains a complete Captain Video anad His Video Rangers show.  

          Suspect Leads Dozens Of Cops On Hour-Long Chase Through Countryside, Is Rewarded With Beatdown   

Sure, you'd like to watch a dozen police cars spend an hour chasing a truck through two states, but who has an hour? How about a sped-up version with "Yakety Sax" in the background? Thats' the way to watch it! The Louisville Metro Police Department chased the suspect out of town, and then through two counties in Indiana. From a news report at WLKY,

"It could have been a lot worse, there could have been wrecks. What I seen there was five cop cars tore up and down that had bumpers ripped off and everything else," said Mark Renn, who owns the property where the chase ended.

The chase ends with some violence on the part of the police. The improved video of the chase is at Deadspin. -via Fark

          Police Officer Entry (Non-POST) - City of Littleton, CO - Littleton, CO   
Requires possession of a valid Colorado driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated and the ability to safely and effectively operate... $50,315 a year
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          CHP: ‘Person of Interest’ Taken into Custody After Double-Fatal Collision in Concord   
The ‘person of interest’ police were searching for in connection with last night’s double-fatal collision on Highway 4 in Concord, has been taken into custody, according to the California Highway Patrol. 35-year-old Lemuel Sirvonn Wilson, Jr. is currently being questioned by the CHP, police said. Two children; a 5-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy died […]
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          Man moved on by police a number for begging in Accrington town centre returned every time, court told   
A 43-YEAR-OLD man moved on by police a number for begging in Accrington town centre returned every time.
          Should all women getting IVF have a mammogram?   
After finding that she has early-stage breast cancer, Giuliana Rancic, host of E! News, star of Giuliana and Bill tv show, and a fixture on Fashion Police, advised that all women get a mammogram before having IVF. But is this sound advice? Actually, not. Younger women have denser breast tissue than older women, and so […]
          Shooting At Little Rock Nightclub Injures 28   
Police say that they do not believe the incident is related to terrorism and that all of the victims are alive.
          Number of fatal shootings by police nearly identical to last year   

Police nationwide shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of this year, a number nearly identical to the count for the same period in each of the prior two years.

Fatal shootings by police in 2017 have so closely tracked last year's numbers that on June 16, the tally was the same. While...

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          Ohio Judge Keep Juror Questions Sealed In Police Case   
CINCINNATI (AP) — The judge in an Ohio police shooting case is refusing to release questions asked by jurors before a mistrial was declared because they were deadlocked. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) on Friday ordered that transcripts concerning the questions asked by Ray Tensing’s j...
          UK man jailed after hitting Muslim teen with bacon   
LONDON — A British man has been jailed after hitting a Muslim teen with a slab of bacon after hurling insults at her and her mother. Alex Chivers was sentenced at a London court on Thursday to six months in jail for assault and a public order offense. The 36-year-old admitted to religiously or racially-aggravated assault. Police said Friday that he approached two Muslims on June 8 in north London and made abusive Islamophobic comments before striking the teen with […]
          Police search for man after three dead bodies discovered on his property   
Gerald “Mike” Bullinger could be anywhere. Authorities say they have a felony warrant for the arrest of the 60-year-old outfitter with a pilot’s license who has been on the lam for nearly three weeks. The felony, no bond, extradition warrant is for failure to report to law enforcement the deaths of three women whose bodies were found covered up in a shed on Bullinger’s property in Canyon County, Idaho, on June 19. Bodies were badly decomposed Canyon County Sheriff’s office […]
          2 arrested over Hari Raya cakes and cookies scam   
SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man have been arrested for allegedly cheating victims by advertising the sale of Hari Raya cakes and cookies online, but not delivering them after orders were made.  This was done through Instagram, said the police in a news release on Friday (Jun ...
          Body of man who fell into water at Clarke Quay found   
SINGAPORE: The body of a 27-year-old man who reportedly fell into the water near Clarke Quay's Read Bridge has been found, five days after he went missing.  Police said the body was retrieved from the Singapore River at about 9.45am on Friday (Jun 30) by divers from the Singapore Civil Defence ...
          Simulation training for those learning to drive or ride will be compulsory in 2019   
SINGAPORE: Those learning how to drive a car or ride a motorcycle will have to undergo training using simulators in 2019, the Traffic Police said on Friday (Jun 30).  In a press release, the Traffic Police said simulation-oriented training will allow learner motorists to practise defensive driving ...
          Suspect apologized to store clerk after trying to rob him   
MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Police in South Carolina are seeking a man who apologized after attempting to rob a convenience store. The Sun News reports that Horry County police say they responded June 18 to a Circle K in Little River after the unidentified man walked inside and demanded money while holding a knife. A...
          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Powerless to Stop Roadblocks - Opposition   

The opposition People's Democratic Party has called for an inquiry into why the government has failed to reduce the number of roadblocks in the country as indicated by Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo and his deputy, Obedingwa Mguni. In a statement, PDP spokesperson, Jacob Mafume, said there was need to inquire whether the two ZANU PF ministers deliberately misled Parliament or the police were disregarding policy interventions from the executive.

          .com | EXCLUSIVE: 'Armed men now occupy my farm' - evicted white Zim farmer   

Scores of Zimbabweans living in SA have stormed the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria, and Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire. Riot police fired teargas to disperse street vendors as clashes erupted on the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, eyewitnesses say.

          Police Look for Driver after Hit-and-Run Killed 2 Boys   
CONCORD (AP) — Authorities are searching for a driver who struck the back of an SUV in Concord, killing two young boys and sending their mother and a 3-month old baby to the hospital with major injuries. The California Highway Patrol said Friday night’s collision on an on-ramp to State Route 4 was so severe that the boys, ages 5 and 10, were thrown from the Dodge Durango. Meanwhile, the Infiniti that struck the SUV was catapulted over a fence […]
          Scotland Yard stole the identities of 80 dead babies so they could send police officers undercover to infiltrate protest groups   
The identities of 80 dead children were stolen by the police and used to create fake passports, it has been revealed. The names and dates of birth were taken without the knowledge of the children’s parents and used by officers infiltrating protest groups. For 30 years, detectives from Scotland Yard trawled through national birth and …
          Baltimore close to hiring new firm to conduct psychological exams of police   

Two companies are finalists to conduct psychological evaluations of Baltimore police officers after the city ended a contract with a firm officials accused of providing shoddy exams last year.

According to Board of Estimates records, Business Health Services of Baltimore submitted a bid of $80,000...

          Prisoner Escort Officer (Contract) - Halton Regional Police Services - Oakville, ON   
Valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificate. Valid Driver’s License (minimum Class G) and a good driving record....
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          Auxiliary Officer - Halton Regional Police Services - Oakville, ON   
Be willing to pursue training in First Aid and CPR Certification before starting your training for the Auxiliary Unit....
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          RCMP celebrate Canada 150 with historic trail ride near Edmonton   
Clad in modern serge and period uniforms, Mounties reproduced the last leg of the March West: the cross-country journey that first brought the then-North West Mounted Police to Alberta.
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          Seattle Man Killed By Police Was Wielding A Pen, Not A Knife As Initial Report Stated   
Tommy Le, 20, was preparing to graduate from high school hours before he was killed.
          Venus Williams Reportedly Responsible For Fatal Car Accident   
Venus Williams was involved in a car accident that led to a 78-year-old’s death. According to police reports from TMZ, the 78-year-old’s wife was driving the car with her husband in the passenger’s seat. The were approaching an intersection heading west in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on June 9. Venus’s northbound SUV drove into the […]
          Little Rock police 25 people shot at nightclub   
Little Rock police: 25 people shot at nightclub……
          In Memorium for Jess Sixkiller, a pioneer, mentor, and role model in community building.   
by  John Oyler On Sept 25th Jess Sixkiller was murdered in his home in west Phoenix at the age of 78 by an intruder.  Police have apparently not made progress investigating. Jess was of the Cherokee community in Oklahoma and lived most of his life in AZ with his wife,Tammy, and family.  His contributions within […]
          Les personnes en séjour illégal pourront bientôt être arrêtées à leur domicile   
C'est une des décisions annoncées ce vendredi en conseil des ministres: la police pourra bientôt arrêter à leur domicile des personnes en situation irrégulière sur le territoire. Jusqu'à présent, ces arrestations de sans papiers ne pouvaient avoir...
          Comment on Politics of hate will convert today’s children into tomorrow’s murderers: Ravish Kumar by Shrikant Kumar Mahapatra   
I am an atheist. I am against any religion. In fact i think all the religion should be abolished. There should not be any religious holidays. But inspite of my personal view i have few question for the great pseudo liberal Ravish Kumar.First Ravish should clarify his stand on his brother case. Second what his stand on the lynching of the police officer in Srinagar. Third what is his stand on the displacement of Kashmiri Pandit from Kashmir. Fourth what is his stand on the lynching of Hindu pilgrim in Godhara Railway station.Fifth what is his stand on triple talaq. Sixth what is his stand on the fatwa for the assamese girl who sang Hindu devotional song.
          Sacic says doesn't know who committed crime in Grubori   

A wartime special police commander, Zeljko Sacic, on Friday testified in the retrial of Frano Drljo and Bozo Krajina, indicted for war crimes in Grubori, and said he did not know who had committed those crimes.

          Cruising in Lithuania   
West Hollywood, June 1997

Lane and I haven't lived together for a year, and I've been sort of dating Kevin the Vampire, so we're not sure if we are a couple or not.  But we don't want to break our tradition of a trip every summer, either Europe or a road trip across the U.S.

"Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam?" I suggest.  "We haven't been there in a while.  Or maybe Germany?"

"No Germany!"  he exclaims.  "I want to go somewhere off the beaten path.  Lithuania.  In search of my Jewish ancestors."

"Your mother was Polish -- we've already been to Poland to check out her heritage -- and your father was from California."

"But Dad's parents were Litvak -- Lithuanian Jews.  Bubbe -- Grandma -- immigrated with her parents in 1915.  She used to tell stories of the shtetl of Kvedarna, where her father was a rabbi."

The more I research Lithuania, the less I want to visit.  Granted, the Lithuanian language is the closest we have to the original Indo-European.

English:  My sausage is very big.
Hindi: Mera sosej bahut bada hai
Lithuanian: Mano dešra yra labai didelė

But it is an extremely homophobic country, like Mississippi squared.  No gay bars, no bathhouses, no nothing.  Plus 95% of the Jewish population was killed in the Holocaust.

95%!  Why would you want to go there?

But Lane is  adamant about investigating his Bubbe's Rabbi father, and he is paying for the plane tickets, so....Paris, Amsterdam, and Lithuania

Day 1:

There are no nonstop flights from Amsterdam to Vilnius, so we have  to go through Frankfurt, arriving at 1:30 pm.

Six years after independence, Soviet influence is everywhere: most signs are in Russian, not Lithuanian; there are long blocks of Brutopian apartment complexes, and statues of liberated workers gazing defiantly at the future; there are police officers and soldiers everywhere, who keep asking for our papers.

But our hotel is in the Old Quarter, on a winding Baroque street near the University and the Signatory House (where independence was declared).

We tour the rather austere Palace of the Grand Dukes and the Vilnius Cathedral, have dinner in a French restaurant, and, near dusk, see the statue of the Gaon, Elijah ben Solomon Zalman (1720-1797), a Talmudic scholar and leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian Jews.

Then back to the hotel and to bed, having not met any actual Lithuanians, gay or straight, Jewish or Gentile.

Day 2:

After breakfast, we rent a car (quite a feat in a country not set up for tourism) and drive to Kaunas, about an hour away, which once had a Jewish population of 40,000 (today about 500, mostly elderly).   We arrive in time for Shabbat services at the Ohel Jahov Synagogue, where the congregation consists entirely of elderly men.  We don't talk to anyone.

In the afternoon, we visit the Museum of the Devil and Kaunas Castle, then the small, austere monument to the Jews who died in the Holocaust.

"This is all very interesting," I tell Lane, "But I need some masculine companionship.  What's the point of traveling, if you don't meet locals?  Preferably hot ones."

Our Spartacus guide doesn't list any gay bars in Kaunas, but it lists a "mixed bar," Baras, which caters to "students, bohemians, transvestites, fairies, and misfits."

Although we roil at being labeled "misfits," we check it out.

Mostly students and bohemians, not a lot of cruising going on.  I try to strike up a conversation with a twink reading a paperback book and drinking beer: in his 20s, slim, pale, weird half-mohawk hair style, horn-rimmed glasses:

"Mano vardas Boomer.  Aš esu iš Toronto." (I always claim to be Canadian while traveling in Europe, to avoid the extreme anti-American prejudice.)

He responds briefly and coolly, in English.  Soon I back off.

Well, at least I talked to a local.

Day 3

Our hotel has a gym, so we can work out before hitting the road for Kvedarna, where Lane's great-grandfather was a rabbi.  It's about two hours west over flat, green countryside.

The main street doesn't look anything like a main street: just single story, gable-roofed Lithuanian farmhouses, painted orange and green, so widely separated that they seemed rural, not urban.  There's a gas station, a grocery store, a Catholic church, a row of ugly apartment buildings leftover from Soviet times, and a monument to Vytautas the Great (1350-1430), the leader of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and a hero in the independence movement.

The only trace of a Jewish presence is a small, overgrown Jewish cemetery, with fifty or so markers in Hebrew.  We can't find one for Lane's great-grandfather, the rabbi, although there are a few with his Bubbe's name that could be relatives.

The trip has been a bust: some interesting sights, but mostly sadness, loss, and loneliness.  It's an odd feeling being in a country of 3.6 million people, and not knowing anyone.

Since there's no restaurant in town, we stop at Kvedarna's small grocery store for some meat, cheese, and bread to make sandwiches.

There's a twink boy outside, eating a popsicle, shirtless even though it's a cool, rainy day: slim, pale body, pinprick nipples, tight abs.  He has the same weird hair and eyeglasses as the guy from last night.

For a moment I think it's the same person, so I say "Sveiki!  Small world, isn't it?"

He smiles.  "Americans?"

I realize my mistake.  "Taip.  I'm Boomer, and this is Lane.  We're from Hollywood, California."

"Joku."  He switches the popsicle to his left hand so he can shake our hands.  "You are from Hollywood!  You are movie stars?"

"We've been in some tv shows," I lie.

"Palike!  You will give me your...your..."  He made a writing sign.  "Why you come to Kvedarna?"

"My grandmother was born here,"  Lane said.

"Tikras!  My grandmother, too.  Maybe we  Come, cousins hug."  He wrapped us both in a bear hug.  "You come home, meet my mother and brothers?"

So we spend an hour having tea and very sweet pastries with Joku and his mother, two brothers, and two very hot friends, discussing Hollywood celebrities, Lane's Jewish heritage ("lots of Jews in Hollywood, no?"), and, obliquely, being gay:

Brother: "Do you have wives in California?"
Joku:  "Lane and Boomer don't want wives.  They are free."

Then it is time to drive back to Vilnius to catch our plane in the morning.

No sex, no gay people, that I know of.  But sometimes, meeting a local is enough.

 Especially a hot one.

This story with nude photos is on Tales of West Hollywood

          Kenya: State rolls out security plan for 20 poll chaos hot spots   
In some areas identified by police, there have been sparks of violence believed to be motivated by resurgence of gangs
          Santorum or Paul ?   

I (and dozens of other folks) received a political endorsement from a very nice, well-meaning woman from my traditional Mass group this week. She was excited that Rick Santorum was talking publicly about the problem of birth control, and she asked us all to support someone who “shared our values.” Her Santorum plea intrigued me—I haven’t seen a faithful Catholic run for highest office, except for Buchannan, who was in a way “before my time”—but I’m still not in Santorum’s camp, to say the least. The Ron Paul sticker is still on my car.

Anyways, I spent a couple of hours crafting a response to her endorsement. I haven’t “stretched my polemical legs” in quite a while, so I’m grateful she gave me the opportunity and the inspiration. Since I was moderately satisfied with how my response turned out, I’m converting it to a blog post. Here goes:

Santorum's personal rejection of contraception is admirable, of course, and it's somewhat in contradiction to...say...Ron Paul, who--as an obstetrician in the 70s and 80s--presumably prescribed contraceptives and performed sterilizations. I'm making that assumption because he's a Protestant, and if he hadn't wrote scrips for the pill, NARAL and Planned Parenthood would surely have found out and painted him as an extremist by now.

But I don't think Santorum's personal position on contraception...even in contrast to someone like Paul who must have personally promoted it (whether he knew better or not) enough to compel my vote. Why not? Obviously, someone like Ron Paul isn’t consistently pro-life. But at the most basic level, Santorum isn't consistently "pro-life" either. Santorum’s "pro-life" personal views didn't get in the way of his politics when it would have mattered most: his support of Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate primary a few years ago. When Santorum could have backed another pro-lifer, Pat Toomey, and tipped the scales, he didn't. Instead, he supported Specter, who was NOT ONLY a pro-abort who controlled the Senate Judiciary Committee (where the best pro-life judicial nominees need not apply, even in the GOP's best days), but was also a turncoat who switched to the Democratic party a couple years later. Every observer I've read agrees that if Santorum had stuck to principle and stumped for Toomey, Toomey would have won (instead of lost by 1.7%), we'd have had a better Judiciary Committee, hence better federal judges, and the Dems wouldn't have had a filibuster-proof majority in the next go-round. (BTW, Toomey did beat Specter the next time and go to the senate after Santorum lost his own seat to a Democrat!)

And really, the issue of outlawing contraception in national doesn't simply matter, and Santorum won’t pursue it. I'm not saying that it shouldn't matter. It should, but it doesn't. Maybe some day it will at least matter at the state level. It's like nationally outlawing all pornography or buggery or usury or no-fault divorce. They are all admirable goals but candidly, they are not achievable on a national level at our present time and place. Although the link between abortion and all that bad stuff I mentioned above is obvious to us traditional Catholics, most non-Catholics (and heck, perhaps most novus ordo Catholics) aren't intellectually or spiritually equipped to deal with the link right now. We laymen should work one-on-one to convert people away from contraception, and our Bishops and priests should preach against it. However, too much public talk of outlawing contraception by a national political candidate at the present moment will be counterproductive. It will be exploited by his pro-abort enemies and slow down all our efforts to stop the greatest and "most fixable" of these evils...abortion. On this issue, we will only succeed if we tackle only one thing at a time.

The lady said Santorum “shares our values.” Well, leaving the pro-life issue and moving on to look at Santorum's other values? I honestly can't say they're the same as mine:

FIRST Santorum's an interventionist, looking to keep a huge United States military presence throughout the world--running up more debt, getting more American boys killed, and making more foreign enemies. For Santorum, patriotism is about geopolitical power. For me? Nope, patriotism is about loving ones’ land for what it is, not loving one’s government for the power it can project over other governments. Patriotism for me doesn't include going from one undeclared war to another….especially when the next one will be against a huge, prosperous country with a large, well-organized and educated populace that can really fight back—i.e., Iran. Nor does it involve the same bankrupting globalist busybody strategy as that other recently-collapsed empire: Great Britain.

SECOND, Santorum loves Israel--a state and a society which is absolutely hostile to the Church, and which is the very cause of that the "Islamo-Fascism" that Sean Hannity and Billy O’Reilly and the other neoconservative blowhards denounce. I, on the other hand, recognize that Israel is not a reliable ally, and that Moslems don't hate us for our freedom--they hate us because guys like Santorum vote to send Israel the guns and tanks and planes (and bombs marked "Made in the USA") that are used to kill their co-religionists, or if they’re lucky, merely expel them from their ancestral homes and leave them fenced in and starving.

THIRD, Santorum also believes in centralization of government, for example, federalizing education and doubling the number of education bureaucrats (99% of whom probably hate homeschooling). I adhere to the Catholic principle of subsidiarity--that is, the exercise of power by the lowest level capable of doing so (the family, the local church, the community, the state, and only where absolutely necessary, by the feds).

FOURTH, Santorum loves the police state, having voted for all sorts of restrictions on our ability to travel and communicate, and all sorts of new mechanisms for monitoring the daily activities of people in the United States. I value freedom of movement and (in my 30 or 40 flights a year) recognize that the TSA goons, the humiliating porn scanners, and the other monitoring of our activities don't keep us "secure"--they are simply part of a subtle retraining US residents to be sheepish and compliant subjects of the totalitarian state.

Neoconservatives like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich love the general growth in government as much as "moderates" like Mitt Romney and liberals like Hillary Clinton and Barry Obama. While their rhetoric is couched slightly differently, all of them want more government, more federal intrusion on our daily life, more perks for their friends (be they Obama's Chicago Daly Machine wonks or Mitt's Goldman Sachs pals or Santorum's military contractor donors or Newt's insurance company lobbying clients). Santorum won't make it easier for the Church to pursue its mission. He won't make it easier for faithful Catholics to raise holy families. He won't make it easier for our boys to find good jobs. He won't create the conditions necessary to rebuild Christian culture in the United States. And of course, he won't outlaw contraception. He has so many "backs to scratch" that he probably won't even get around to nominating judges that will unwind the nonsensical web of Constitutional "privacy" jurisprudence that prevents states from regulating contraception, prohibiting abortion, and discouraging buggery.

A friend of mine who’s since moved out of state—a very well-formed guy--once recommended Frank Sheed's book, Society and Sanity. Sheed is on solid Catholic ground, and he's an eloquent apologist. One of the central points of the book is a consideration of Christ's answer to the Pharisees, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's...." He approaches modern politics (circa 1960, I think) in the form of two questions about government which should be distinct in everyone's mind, but which are often muddled...they are paraphrased by me as "Who gets to be Caesar?" and "What things are Caesar's?" which I'll further rephrase as "How far does Caesar's authority extend?" My friend also pointed me to where St. Thomas Aquinas addresses the same issues, but I found Sheed to be much more accessible.

So here we are in 2012: this is an election which should be more about the second question than it is the first. All but one of the candidates is focused entirely on the first question. They all want me to believe that if they're Caesar, I can trust them because they share my values, and they can do more for me, and they can do it better. The organs of the federal government will be more efficient and stronger, but they’ll serve my interests. Only one of the candidates has anything substantive to say about that second question, and only one wants you to think about the limits of Caesar's reach. And unfortunately, it ain't Catholic Rick Santorum. It's Protestant Ron Paul.

In a field of imperfect candidates (all either statists or liberals), Ron Paul not only opposes abortion, but he is the one who is the most likely to REALLY give new momentum to the life movement (perhaps more momentum than he himself intends). He'll install judges who read the Constitution as it is (imperfect though it may be) and throw out the reasoning in cases like Roe and Doe and even Carpenter (the case that invented the "right to privacy" that prevented states from regulating contraceptives) and Lawrence (the case that prevents states from outlawing buggery). He’s not touting a huge program of federal prohibitions in their place like some pro-life lobbyists want, but really, such a prohibition is a pipe dream. Returning the life issues to the states (where the battle can be fought and won at least in most places over time) is really the best we can hope for—and the best we should hope for. The several states, after all, are where the plenary power to punish offenses against life and property properly rest.

Also, even though Paul's economic positions aren't perfect, there isn't a Rerum Novarum candidate to compare him to. His Austrian economic theory (BTW, at least he can speak intelligently about economics--the other candidates can't) is a much more sound basis for economic policy than Obama's soft socialism or Romney's Goldman Sachs TARP capitalism or Santorum's military industrial cronyism. In the absence of a candidate with a workable Distributivist program (if there is such a thing), quoting or at least plagiarizing Hillaire Belloc, Pope Leo XIII, and GK Chesterton, Paul's the one candidate who will at least redirect the country in a general direction that could ultimately be refined to a Catholic economic order.

As for militarism and interventionism—Paul’s obviously not a jingo. And as for subsidiarity--that big question about the scope of Caesar's authority--it's clear that a Ron Paul administration will have a smaller federal government--leaving more room in our society for families, the Church, communities, and states to operate and seek the Good on their own. I don't think anyone would argue that point.

The restoration (or rather reformation) of American culture on sound Catholic principles won't be easy. Barring a huge cataclysm, it won't happen in my lifetime. But whenever and however it happens (if it happens at all), it can only come back if we clear away the choking roots of our out-of-control, anti-Catholic, antagonistic federal government, and leave some open ground for the shoots of a civil society where Catholic principles to grow and flourish. A Catholic Humanae Vitae candidate (or…for the pre-Vatican II crowd…a Casti Conubii candidate) who otherwise promises more central government control of society, more war, and more spending, isn't going to do that. But a Protestant obstetrician will do it, even if he may not really appreciated what he was doing with his prescription pad a few decades ago. Ultimately Ron Paul is not the best possible candidate, but this is a multiple-choice test, not fill-in-the-blank.

As I said before, the question is "Who understands what things are really Caesar's?" In each case, Ron Paul is the answer that comes closest to the correct one.

          Restrictions in 7 Srinagar police stations areas on July 2   
Srinagar, Jul 01 (KNS): According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud in district Srinagar on July 02(Sunday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident. (KNS)  KNS
          Top militant responsible for killing of six cops at Achabal killed in Dialgam encounter: Police   
Srinagar, Jul 01 (KNS): Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants and two civilians were Saturday killed during the encounter that raged between the forces and the militants in Dialgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. Sources said that following specific information about the presence of militants in Dialgam village, Police and security forces cordoned off […]
          Kidnapper held, abducted girl recovered within 24 hours   
Srinagar police has recovered the abducted girl and arrested the kidnapper within 24 hours at Bemina today. “Yesterday Police station Nishat was informed that a girl (name withheld) has been kidnapped by one Shabir Ahmad Daga. On this information, a case FIR number 29/2017 under section 366 RPC was registered and investigation was taken up”, […]
          Commentaires sur Calais : Que 16 blessés par EQUALIZER   
avec l' Abbé Nédiction de la grande majorité de cons et de déserteurs ... les rares calaisiens qui se rebiffent font l' objet de toute l' attention de la Police Sucebite . Les élections à calais m' ont toujours laissé sur le cul .. même chez moi , "terre fn" ou "droite ferme" (Ciotti) ils ont déserté les urnes malgré un bon candidat fn et voté pour une larve "en marche" !!! du jamais vu ! bien que MLP ait été en tête au second tour de la présidentielle ... faut le faire ! on va se taper une merdasse pour 5 ans ! bande de gros connards , et j' en connais qui commencent à la ramener .. autant dire qu' ils ont intérêt à pas venir me pleurer dessus .. ça va chier pour eux !
          Rollback Driver - Doss Towing - King, NC   
Drives tow-truck to move motor vehicles damaged by accident, stalled, or ticketed by police for traffic violation....
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          Vendetta – Bother (2016)   
01 Pao pao pao feat. Toni El Sucio 02 No volveré 03 Bother The Police 04 Aún Quedan Ganas 05 Reggaean Hegan 06 No Sabéis Amar 07 Batasuna 08 Que Importa 09 Zai 10 Madre Euskal Herria. Vendetta regresa este año con un nuevo álbum, el quinto en su carrera. 10 cortes con el ska-punk-reggae … Seguir leyendo Vendetta – Bother (2016)
          Генконсульство: россияне не пострадали при стрельбе в ночном клубе в Арканзасе   

Короткая ссылка 23:34 Граждан России нет среди пострадавших в результате стрельбы в ночном клубе в американском городе Литл-Рок (штат Арканзас). Об этом сообщило российское генконсульство в Хьюстоне. «По информации полиции, граждане России не пострадали», — говорится в сообщении консульства в Twitter. According to the Little Rock Police Department no Russian nationals were impacted / По информации полиции, граждане России не пострадали — Russian Consulate (@RusCons_TX) July 1, 2017 Ранее стало известно, что 28 человек пострадали в результате стрельбы в ночном клубе в городе Литл-Рок американского штата Арканзас. 25 из них получили огнестрельные ранения, трое — травмы. Позднее было опубликовано видео момента стрельбы. Подписывайтесь на наш Telegram, чтобы быть в курсе важных новостей. Источник новости

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          Sandoval Mandates Body Cameras on All Officers   
securityNevada is joining South Carolina as the only states with laws directing all police officers to wear body cameras.
          Двое полицейских пострадали при наезде фуры на машину ДПС в Подмосковье   

В Подмосковье грузовая фура наехала на автомобиль ДПС, передает «Интерфакс» сообщение пресс-службы областного главка МВД. Пострадали двое полицейских. читайте также «На трассе А-108 Рязано-Каширского направления грузовой автомобиль совершил наезд на стоящий на обочине автомобиль ДПС», — уточнили в полиции. Обстоятельства аварии пока неизвестны, пострадавшие госпитализированы. Источник новости

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          28 injured in US nightclub shooting   

Twenty-five people were shot and three others injured in an early morning nightclub shooting in the southern US state of Arkansas, police said Saturday.

Police in the city of Little Rock had initially said that 17 people were shot when gunfire rang out inside the downtown Power Ultra Lounge nightclub around 2:30 am (0730 GMT).

They updated the toll later Saturday to 25 shot and three with unrelated injuries, adding on Twitter that “ALL are expected to survive.”
“We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident,” police said. “It appears to have been a dispute at a concert.”

Authorities did not immediately release any names or information on a suspect or suspects.

“Little Rock’s crime problem appears to be intensifying,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said in a statement, decrying “this senseless violent tragedy.”

He promised state resources to help “support local law enforcement efforts.”

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola thanked first responders and hospitals on Facebook.

“My heart is broken this morning — my prayers are with the victims of this tragedy,” he said.

According to the nightclub website, an artist by the name of Finese 2 Tymes was scheduled to perform.

          Comment on I ALSO Financed BIAFRA Agitation – Evans Opens Up Again, Reveals Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB, Radio Got Millions As Aid From Him by peaceforall   
lt's obvious that the zoo and her primitive forces of oppression has lost idea on how to stop the people's leader Nnamdi Kanu and restoration of Biafra. So the unproffessional lslamist glorified terrorists police gives out information now through online Newspaper. there is a parable in lgbo that said when lion becomes very old he starts eating fowls. May thunder fire the notorious lslamist glorified terrorists police and their notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin. lnstead of allowing peaceful Referendum on Biafra, animals in the zoo prefer continue advertizing their ignorance and stupidity. No referendum No zoo election in Biafra land.
          Comment on I ALSO Financed BIAFRA Agitation – Evans Opens Up Again, Reveals Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB, Radio Got Millions As Aid From Him by Anonymous   
This is the handiwork of the zoo Press and there police maybe they are planning another thing but this time they have failed

While selection tools and techniques like tests, interviews etc. provide good data about an individual, they fall short in providing real life data of how an individual would be performing in a real life situation especially a group situation. Team work being an integral part of the any work profile, it is important to ascertain group and inter-personal qualities of an individual. Group discussion is a useful tool to ascertain these qualities and many organizations use GDs as a selection tool along with Personal Interviews, aptitude tests etc. A GD is an activity where
Groups of 8-10 candidates are formed into a leaderless group, and are given a specific situation to analyse and discuss within a given time limit, which may vary between twenty minutes and forty-five minutes, or

They may be given a case study and asked to come out with a solution for a problem

They may be given a topic and are asked to discuss the same

1. Preparing for a Group Discussion:
While GD reflects the inherent qualities of an individual, appearing for it unprepared may not augur well for you. These tips would help you prepare for GDs:
Reading: This is the first and the most crucial step in preparation. This is a never ending process and the more you read, the better you are in your thoughts. While you may read anything to everything, you must ensure that you are in good touch with current affairs, the debates and hot topics of discussion and also with the latest in the IT and ITES industry. Chances are the topics would be around these. Read both for the thoughts as well as for data. Also read multiple view points on the same topic and then create your point of view with rationale. Also create answers for counter arguments for your point of view. The electronic media also will be of good use here.
Mocks: Create an informal GD group and meet regularly to discuss and exchange feedback. This is the best way to prepare. This would give you a good idea about your thoughts and how well can you convince. Remember, it is important that you are able to express your thoughts well. The better you perform in these mocks the better would be you chances to perform on the final day. Also try to interact and participate in other GD groups. This will develop in you a skill to discuss with unknown people as well.
2. During the Group Discussion:
What do the panelists assess:Some of the qualities assessed in a GD are:
Leadership Skills - Ability to take leadership roles and be able to lead, inspire and carry the team along to help them achieve the group's objectives.
Communication Skills -

Candidates will be assessed in terms of clarity of thought, expression and aptness of language. One key aspect is listening. It indicates a willingness to accommodate others views.
Interpersonal Skills -

People skills are an important aspect of any job. They are reflected in the ability to interact with other members of the group in a brief situation. Emotional maturity and balance promotes good interpersonal relationships. The person has to be more people centric and less self-centered.
Persuasive Skills -

The ability to analyze and persuade others to see the problem from multiple perspectives.
GD is a test of your ability to think, your analytical capabilities and your ability to make your point in a team-based environment.

These are some of the sub-skills that also get assessed with the skills mentioned above:
- Clarity of thought
- Group working skills (especially during a group task of case study discussion)
- Conflict handling
- Listening and probing skills
- Knowledge about the subject and individual point of view
- Ability to create a consensus
- Openess and flexibility towards new ideas
- Data based approach to decision making

While, it is not possible to reflect all these qualities in a short time, you would do well if you are able to show a couple or more qualities and avoid giving negative evidence on others.
Participating in the GD:
Generally, with the topic you are given 2-3 minutes to structure your thoughts. Make good use of this time. Note down all the points that come to your mind. This would help you not to forget any important points and also to listen to others during the discussion. If you have been given a case, reading it carefully, underline salient points and make notes.
Should I start or not:Start the discussion only when you are thoroughly conversant with the topic/case or else let others speak first. If you decide to start, it is best to elaborate the topic and put forward various dimensions of the subject in front of the group. If it is a case, list down the facts briefly, mention what needs to be done and details factors that you think are crucial to decision making in that case. Do not put forth your opinions, arguments and conclusions to the group as the next speaker might argue against them leaving you with a feeling that your best points have been knocked off. Elaborating the topic for discussion would reflect upon your clarity of thought, holistic approach and leadership skills (providing the group an approach to discuss a problem thread bare). Speak for not more than a minute as others would be too anxious to speak and you might be interrupted in-between. If you decide not to start, make sure that you are amongst the first 3-4 speakers. After that, the best points would already have been taken and you would not be able to create an impact. Some effective ways to initiate a discussion would be to make/give:
i. Quotes
ii. Definitions
iii. Questions
iv. Facts, figures and statistics
vi. Short stories
vii. General statements

How do I take my chance to speak:
Trying to interrupt others while speaking would only harm your chances. Instead, you may try to maintain an eye-contact with the speaker. This would show your listening skills also and would help you gauge from his eye-movement and pitch of voice that he is about to close his inputs. You can quickly take it from there. Also, try and link your inputs with what he has spoken whether you are adding to or opposing his arguments. This would reflect that you are actually being participative rather than just doing a collective monologue.
How do I communicate in a GD:
Be crisp and to the point. Be fact based and avoid making individual opinions that do not have a factual base. Make eye contact with all the members in the group and avoid looking at the panelists while speaking. The average duration of the group discussion provides an average of about 2-3 minutes per participant to speak and you should try to speak about 3-4 times. Hence, you need to be really crisp to reflect the most in those 30-40 sec. slots.
How do I convince others and make them agree to my view point:
A lot of candidates make it their mission to make the group reach to a conclusion on the topic. Do not forget that some of the topics have been eternal debates and there is no way you can get an agreement in 15 mins. on them. The objective is not to make others toe your line but to provide fact based, convincing arguments which create an impact. Stick to this approach.
Do leadership skills include moderating the group discussion:
This is a myth and many people do try to impose their order on the GD, ordering people when to speak and when not to. This only reflects poor leadership. Leadership in a GD would be reflected by your clarity of thought, ability to expand the topic in its different dimensions, providing an opportunity to a silent participant to speak, listening to others and probing them to provide more information. Hence, work on these areas rather than be a self-appointed moderator of the group.
This is a key quality assessed during the GD about which many participants forget. Active listening can fetch you credit points and would also provide you with data to discuss. Also, if you have an average of 2-3 minutes to speak, the rest of the 20-25 minutes is required to spent in active listening. For this, maintain eye contact with the speakers, attend to them (like nodding, using acknowledging words like -I see ok, fine, great etc.). This would also make you be the centre of attraction as you would appear non-threatening to the speakers.
Behaviour during the GD:
Be patient; don't get upset if anyone says anything you object to. Stay objective and don't take the discussion personally. Also, remember the six C's of communication - Clarity, Completeness, Conciseness, Confidence, Correctness and Courtesy. Be appreciative & receptive to ideas from other people and open-minded but do not let others to change your own viewpoint. Be active and interested throughout. It is better to participate less if you have no clue of the topic. You may listen to others and take clues from there and speak. You would be assessed on a range of different skills and you may think that leadership is key, you need to be careful that you don't dominate the discussion.
Quality Vs Quantity:
Often, participants think that success in group discussions depends on how much and how loudly they speak. Interestingly, it's the opposite. Also, making your point on the topic, your views are important and the group needs to know. This will tell you are knowledgeable and that you participate in groups
If you have not been able to initiate the discussion, try to summaries and close it. Good summarizing would get you good reward points. A conclusion is where the whole group decides in favour or against the topic and most GDs do not have a closure. But every GD can be summarized by putting forth what the group has discussed in a nutshell. Keep the following points in mind while summarizing a discussion:
Avoid raising new points.
Avoid stating only your viewpoint.
Avoid dwelling only on one aspect of the GD
Keep it brief and concise.
It must include all the important points that came out during the GD
If you are asked to summarise a GD, it means the GD has come to an end.
Do not add anything once the GD has been summarised.
Some Positive Task Roles in a Group Discussion:You may want to play one or more of them:
Information seeker
Information giver
Procedure facilitator
Opinion seeker
Opinion giver
Social Supporter
Tension Reliever
Negative Roles to be Avoided
Disgruntled non-participant
Some suggested GD Topics:
Is coalition politics here to stay?
Does India need a dictator?
What ails Indian sports?
Success is all about human relations
Borderless worlds - Dream or reality?
Quality is a myth in India
Will China overtake India in IT
India - the back office to the world by 2020
Does Indian IT industry need to focus on products rather than services
The BPO age - heralding a new employment revolution
The BPO revolution and its impact on the society
Education and success - Is there a correlation?
We don't learn from history, we repeat it
Do we need a global policeman?
Indian villages - our strength or our weakness?
Management Education - Is it necessary to succeed in business
Kids today are not what they used to be
Repeated elections - Who should pay for them
Indian bureaucracy - foundation strengths or colonial hangovers?
In India, the whole is less than the parts - Do we lack in team spirit?
"" companies - Is there room for everyone?
Artificial Intelligence - Will man be ever replaced by machines?
Materialism - Have we sold our souls to the Devil?
Role of ethics in tobacco industry, liquor industry etc.
Are we unfit for Democracy?
Survival tools for the new millennium
Examinations - has it killed education
Should doctors be tried in Consumer Courts
Is E-Commerce the best thing for India
Feedback template: While doing mocks for GD preparation, you would get benefited by the feedback of others. For the purpose, we are providing a template for feedback - both quantitative and qualitative. The items described over there are a suggested list and not a complete one. You may make changes in it depending upon your need.
          Commissionaire - Ticket Enforc - Commissionaires Great Lakes - Tobermory, ON   
Must have a valid First Aid & CPR certificate. We are a well-trained diverse team, of primarily former military and police, but also civilians of all ages.... $17.29 an hour
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          Baltimore police officer found not guilty in Freddie Gray death   

A police officer in Baltimore, Maryland, has been acquitted of all charges Thursday in the death of an African-American man who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody, in a case that set off days of rioting in the US East Coast port city.

          Crash on I-90 east of Coeur d'Alene slows traffic to a standstill   
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Idaho Transportation Department reports a crash at milepost 19 of Interstate 90 about two miles east of Coeur d'Alene stopped traffic in both direction on Saturday.  Some motorists told KHQ they had been at a stop on the interstate for over an hour while Idaho State Police responded to the crash. Idaho State Police say they are working to clear the wreck which is in the westbound lane of I-90, however details of the crash are limited.
          Post Falls Police trespass large marmot from Walmart after dramatic rescue from car engine   
POST FALLS, Idaho - A standoff, tense negotiations and a forced extraction of a stubborn suspect. It's just another night on the graveyard shift for officers with the Post Falls Police Department. Oh yeah, and it was all centered around a large marmot.  I could sit here and try to type out what happened in my own words, but honestly, the Post Falls Police Department already perfectly summed it up. 
          Police look into possible bike 'chop shop' in Spokane   
SPOKANE, Wash. - Police looked into a possible bike chop-shop Friday. A tent here and a tent there. Right across from Lewis and Clark High School. The camps stretch all the way from Monroe to Bernard- but one camp stood out. The one with all the bikes and bike frames and bike rims- dozens of them, way more bikes than here were people. There were enough to open up their own - possibly illegal -- bike shop. When we were filming Thursday 
          Coeur d'Alene Police warn bar patrons to watch their drinks after several reports of possible druggings   
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police are warning people who may go out to bars this holiday weekend to be aware of your surroundings after they've received several reports concerning men and women who feel they've been drugged after drinking at different bars around town.  Several members of the police department have met with local bars to discuss the issue and are working to address it. 
          Bellingham police dog dies of rare internal injury   
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Bellingham police are mourning the loss of their bomb-sniffing dog, Brick, who died from a rare internal injury to his blood vessels. The Bellingham Herald reports 6-year-old Brick and his handling officer Shan Hanon were playing fetch on a break earlier this month when Brick twisted his body in a way that he hurt himself. Hanon didn't realize how seriously Brick was hurt. The two were about to leave for work the next morning when Hanon noticed Brick was
          Death in SUV in downtown Spokane ruled as suspicious   
SPOKANE, Wash. - The circumstances surrounding the death of a man found in an SUV in downtown Spokane earlier this week have been ruled as suspicious.  Medics told police they were at the 7-11 at 2nd and Division on an unrelated call when GMC Yukon pulled up and the driver requested they check on the man in her passenger seat because he was having a medical emergency. 
          Woman, horse die in head-on collision with gravel truck   
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an Idaho Falls woman is dead after a head-on collision in a construction zone south of Idaho Falls. An Idaho State Police news release says 65-year-old Shirley Williams was driving in a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer on Wednesday when a man driving an empty gravel truck veered into oncoming traffic hitting Williams' truck head-on. The male driver also crashed into Williams' horse trailer and another car behind him.
          Tyrone homeowner finds pot, guns in trash can   

  A Tyrone homeowner taking out the trash on June 29 discovered that he was not the only one using the receptacle. Inside the trash can was a bag containing two handguns, two pounds of marijuana and $50 in cash. Tyrone Police Department spokesperson Andrea Johnson-McCoy said the homeowner on Point View Court near Palmetto […]

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          Batman ’66: The Curse of Tut/The Pharaoh’s in a Rut   
What’s The Story? A giant “sphinx” is brought into Gotham Central Park by gangsters dressed in golden, bearded, masks. It announces that the “great king of the Nile” has come back from the dead, and that he will be taking over Gotham. The police at first think that this is a publicity stunt for the [...]
          Doctor shoots ex-colleague dead and injures six others at hospital   
Police are trying to piece together what prompted Dr Henry Bello to snap.
          25 people shot at nightclub in Arkansas   
Police do not believe the incident is terror related.
          Key routes closed as Orange Walks take place in Glasgow   
Police said around 4,500 people took part.
          Why Care4Calais UK Was Closed Up, The Real S*x Link That Shut It   
From the moment it was launched in 2015, on a wave of heart-warming largesse, the British charity Care4Calais became a magnet for those determined to ease the plight of refugees stranded in northern France.

Volunteers pitching up at the charity’s usually bustling warehouse near Sangatte in Calais this week, however, would have found the rented building — still stuffed to the rafters with bags of donations from kind-hearted Brits — virtually abandoned.

A sign is taped to the door, declaring operations ‘on the ground’ have been suspended.

The reason for halting their urgent humanitarian work? According to a statement on the charity’s website, it’s down to an ‘immediate security issue linked to a former volunteer’.
But, as the Mail can reveal, the true story behind the temporary closure of this controversial charity is far more disturbing than that statement implies. The volunteer referred to is Mohamed Bajjar, a 28-year-old Tunisian who, we revealed earlier this year, had a year-long affair with Care4Calais’s 46-year-old married founder, Clare Moseley — the same boss who implemented a strict ‘no sex with refugees’ policy among staff.

Their relationship ended acrimoniously at the end of 2016 amid claims that Bajjar, who has frequently posed as a Syrian refugee called ‘Kimo’ and was hired by the charity as a translator and bodyguard, had tried to con Mrs Moseley out of thousands of pounds.

It was Bajjar, the Mail can reveal, who on June 14 broke into the Care4Calais warehouse and who, in an apparent act of revenge directed at Mrs Moseley, poured petrol around the building, intent on setting it ablaze. His spite towards his ex-lover apparently ran deep. Before the failed attack, he texted a friend with a chilling message which was shown to the Mail: ‘I will just end up killing her and taking her life easy. I’m really ready to do it because I love her more than anything in the world.’

Fortunately, he was thwarted before he could ignite the petrol.

Morgan Schuppe, 29, whose family owns the warehouse, said: ‘Kimo turned up alone clearly in a very agitated state. He was carrying cans of petrol and spread it all over the warehouse.

‘He was shouting about how he was going to set the warehouse on fire. He said he wanted to “kill everyone” associated with the charity, and he was particularly angry with Clare.’

Once inside, Bajjar stole keys and around 30 mobile phones which belonged to the charity. ‘I was present with charity workers,’ said Mr Schuppe. ‘We were very scared. I tried to reason with him. His breath smelt of alcohol. He was clearly drunk and furious. He said he had a grievance with Clare.’

Mr Schuppe knew ‘Kimo’ from his time as a worker with the charity but said he had ‘changed completely’.

‘He was in a terrible state. I called the police and when they turned up they had to handcuff him. Kimo was taken away and placed in custody in Calais. The police are not able to tell me how he is being dealt with. We are living in fear of him returning. We have spent a lot of money changing locks and reinforcing doors.’

Morgan’s uncle, Michael Schuppe, who owns the warehouse, added: ‘We may have to review our relations with the charity.’

While Bajjar is believed to be in police custody in Calais, Mrs Moseley, whose husband, Ben, 39, is a corporate tax partner at Deloitte in Manchester, is travelling in the U.S.

The statement about the closure of Care4Calais referred to ‘our founder and CEO, who will be absent for some weeks due to health issues and other personal commitments’.

But this nasty incident has again embroiled Care4Calais in a highly damaging scandal, one in which the fall-out from Mrs Moseley’s private life threatens to overshadow her volunteers’ philanthropy.

          Photos: World Super Stars Grace Leo Messi’s Wedding To Childhood Sweetheart   
More than 250 friends and family - including some of football's biggest stars and pop star Shakira jetted to Argentina, to watch the sporting star, 30, marry Antonella Roccuzzo, 29, at the plush hotel complex as an alleged family feud threatened to overshadow the day.

The couple, who have known each other for some 25 years, banned mobile phones at the event. Staff were also sworn to secrecy and 450 police officers were drafted in for the big day.

Antonella looked stunning in a white lace Rosa Clara dress, while Messi was wearing an Armani suit designed by Argentinian designer Claudio Cosano.

The world's press lined a red carpet at the entrance of the hotel in Rosario.

Guests chose whether they walked along it to be photographed and interviewed, or went through a discreet side entrance.

Former Barcelona players Xavi Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Carles Puyol and their wives posed for the world's press on arrival.

Earlier an aunt of Messi's was caught out live on TV when an America TV channel called her to interview her about her nephew and she revealed bitterly that she hadn't been invited to the wedding.

When the woman found out she was live on air she hung up, and when the show called again she answered in tears, blamed Messi's 'horrible' mother Celia for being shafted from the ceremony.

          63-Year-Old Lawyer Arraigned For Alleged Kidnapping, Attempted Murder   
A 63-year-old lawyer, Mr. Vincent Ogbungbada, was on Thursday arraigned before a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for alleged kidnapping and attempted murder.
Ogbungbada was accused of kidnapping one Mr. Fortune Ogbungbada, who was held hostage for four days with the aim of demanding for ransom.

The suspect was also accused of attempting to kill one Agnes Ogbungbada by shooting her with a gun.

When the charges were read to the suspect, he pleaded not guilty to all of them.

The charges read, “That you, Vincent E. Ogbungbada, ‘M’, with others now at large, sometimes between the month of October 2016-January 2017 at Rumuologu, Port Harcourt within the Port Harcourt Judicial Division, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: kidnapping and attempted murder, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act Cap C 38 Law of the Federation 2004.

 “That you, Vincent E. Ogbungbada ‘M’, with others at large on the same date and place, in the aforesaid Judicial Division, did kidnap one Mr. Fortune Ogbungbada and kept him for four days in your custody with an intent to demand for ransom, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1 (1) of the Rivers State Kidnap (Prohibition) Amendment Law No. 5 of 2015.

 “That you, Vincent E. Ogbungbada ‘M’, with others now at large, on the same date and place, in the aforesaid Judicial Division, did attempt to unlawfully kill one Agnes Fortune Ogbungbada by shooting her with a gun, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 320 of the Criminal Code Act Cap C 38 Laws of the Federation 2004.”

Having pleaded not guilty to all the counts, the prosecution counsel, Mr. Essien Edet and counsel for the accused, Mr. D.I. Akwakpam, argued on a date to be fixed for Vincent’s bail application.

The presiding judge, Justice Margaret Opara, however, adjourned the matter till Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for bail application and hearing.

Justice Opara ordered that the accused be remanded in police custody pending the resumption of hearing on Tuesday.

It will be recalled Vincent, who is a relative to the paramount ruler of Rumualogu, His Royal Highness Eze Ignatius Ogbungbada, was arrested after the abduction of the monarch’s son.

Fortune Ogbungbada, who is the son of the traditional ruler, was kidnapped on January 22, 2017 within a church premises in Rumualogu, Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State.

It was also within the same period that the monarch’s daughter-in-law (Agnes) who was carrying a six-month-old baby was shot in the mouth and right hand.

The police, after their investigation, decided to arrest and arraign the monarch’s half-brother, Vincent Ogbungbada in connection with the crime.
          Photo: Police To Charge 30 To Court For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Fake Naira Notes In Imo    
The Imo State Police Command has arrested 30 suspects for different offences ranging from kidnapping to armed robbery.

Some of the suspects like Chinedu Onyeakosi (30), Chinaza Onyeakosi (22) and Chidi Donatus (29) were arrested for their complicity in the abduction one Obumneke Onyemedum (23) and her baby.

Briefing journalists in Owerri, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said the suspects were apprehended on May 6, 2017 at Amucha in Njaba Local Government Area of the state.

The gang’s kingpin, Chinedu Onyeakosi, said they got N500,000 in ransom during the abduction.

The CP also paraded one Anayo Iwuchukwu (35), who was arrested with 1,000 pieces of fake N1,000 notes. The suspect told journalists that it was during the process of selling the fake naira notes for N50,000 that he was apprehended by the operatives of the state command.

Also paraded were the suspects who attacked and robbed one Mr. O. Felix  of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri at Eziobodo Hostel in Owerri. The suspects – Igboerika Ifeanyi Paul (23), Obodo John Ifeanyi (23) and Agumadu Tochukwu (19) allegedly robbed the victim of his laptop and other valuables after attacking him with an axe and injuring him in the hands  before escaping. Ezike said that the suspects were apprehended by the newly constituted Anti-Cultism Unit of the university.

The police said the suspects were students of FUTO. They were arrested June 6, 2017, while the stolen laptop, 20 SIM cards from different networks, two hammers and four Black Axe (Aye Confraternity) caps were recovered from them

Saturday Punch learnt that on June 2, the detectives of the command arrested two suspects – Onwalezi  Rowland (34) and Chikaodi Ngwuta (23) – at Ekemmegbuoha Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area of the state at about 7pm.

The CP said, “The four-man robbery gang dispossessed a victim of his Lexus SUV and took it to Ngor Okpala. The two suspects were arrested out of the four.

Rowland said in his confession, “It was when we were negotiating with the prospective buyer that we were nabbed.”

Ezike said the suspects would be charged to court soon.
          UPDATE: Woman dies in Leigh crash   
A WOMAN has died in a car crash in Leigh, police have confirmed.
          Police "keeping an open mind" as to whether latest stabbing is linked to killing of man at petrol station   
Police have said they are keeping an open mind following the death of two people from Stanford-le-Hope.
          U.S. deaths by police gunfire on track to reach 1,000 in 2017: paper    

(Reuters) - Police officers across the United States shot 492 people dead in the first half of 2017, on track to approach 1,000 such incidents for the third year in a row, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

The Post, which has been tracking all fatal shootings by police since 2015, said the tally on June 16 of this year was identical to last year's count.

The paper said that since 2015 it had found twice as many police shootings than those recorded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"These numbers show us that officer-involved shootings are constant over time," Geoffrey Alpert, a criminologist at the University of South Carolina, told the Post. "Some places go up, some go down, but its averaging out. This is our society in the 21st century."

The Post began its tracking project following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2015.

Brown is one of a series of black men killed by law enforcement over the past three years that have sparked a national debate over racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

          U.S. deaths by police gunfire on track to reach 1,000 in 2017: paper    

(Reuters) - Police officers across the United States shot 492 people dead in the first half of 2017, on track to approach 1,000 such incidents for the third year in a row, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

The Post, which has been tracking all fatal shootings by police since 2015, said the tally on June 16 of this year was identical to last year's count.

The paper said that since 2015 it had found twice as many police shootings than those recorded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"These numbers show us that officer-involved shootings are constant over time," Geoffrey Alpert, a criminologist at the University of South Carolina, told the Post. "Some places go up, some go down, but its averaging out. This is our society in the 21st century."

The Post began its tracking project following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2015.

Brown is one of a series of black men killed by law enforcement over the past three years that have sparked a national debate over racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

          Gunfire erupts at Arkansas nightclub, wounding 25 people    

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) - Gunfire erupted at a hip-hop concert in a Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub early on Saturday morning, wounding 25 people and leading the governor to call for a fresh effort to reduce violent crime in the state capital.

Two of those wounded at the Power Ultra Lounge were in critical condition, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters at a press conference, while the rest of the victims suffered what he described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Three other people were hurt in a frantic rush to the exits. The ages of the wounded ranged from 16 to 35.

Buckner said no suspects had been taken into custody in connection with the melee, which may have stemmed from a dispute between rival groups. He said the general public was not believed to be at risk and that the incident was not related to terrorism.

"On a Fourth of July weekend, where we wish to anticipate having fun with our friends and family, this is certainly a terrible, terrible tragedy," Mayor Mark Stodola said at the news conference.

The shooting started at about 2:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, about 30 minutes after the downtown club's scheduled closing time, local media reported.

A bystander's video broadcast by local media showed the crowded club at the moment gunshots rang out, followed by the sound of people screaming in the dark.

After the shooting, the city revoked the Power Ultra Lounge's liquor license and the club would shut down, Stodola said.

"This activity downtown is going to cease," he said.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said it was time for the state to do more to reverse what he described as an intensifying crime problem in the state capital.

"We are still gathering facts, but it is clear that we need to have a comprehensive enforcement strategy in place that helps take the violent threats off the streets," he said in a statement.

The club was hosting a concert by the hip-hop artist Finese 2Tymes on Friday night, according to the club's Facebook page.

A promotional page for the performance shows a young man looking down the sight of what appears to be a gun, with the barrel pointed at the viewer.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Bernard Orr)

          Gunfire erupts at Arkansas nightclub, wounding 25 people    

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) - Gunfire erupted at a hip-hop concert in a Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub early on Saturday morning, wounding 25 people and leading the governor to call for a fresh effort to reduce violent crime in the state capital.

Two of those wounded at the Power Ultra Lounge were in critical condition, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters at a press conference, while the rest of the victims suffered what he described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Three other people were hurt in a frantic rush to the exits. The ages of the wounded ranged from 16 to 35.

Buckner said no suspects had been taken into custody in connection with the melee, which may have stemmed from a dispute between rival groups. He said the general public was not believed to be at risk and that the incident was not related to terrorism.

"On a Fourth of July weekend, where we wish to anticipate having fun with our friends and family, this is certainly a terrible, terrible tragedy," Mayor Mark Stodola said at the news conference.

The shooting started at about 2:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, about 30 minutes after the downtown club's scheduled closing time, local media reported.

A bystander's video broadcast by local media showed the crowded club at the moment gunshots rang out, followed by the sound of people screaming in the dark.

After the shooting, the city revoked the Power Ultra Lounge's liquor license and the club would shut down, Stodola said.

"This activity downtown is going to cease," he said.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said it was time for the state to do more to reverse what he described as an intensifying crime problem in the state capital.

"We are still gathering facts, but it is clear that we need to have a comprehensive enforcement strategy in place that helps take the violent threats off the streets," he said in a statement.

The club was hosting a concert by the hip-hop artist Finese 2Tymes on Friday night, according to the club's Facebook page.

A promotional page for the performance shows a young man looking down the sight of what appears to be a gun, with the barrel pointed at the viewer.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Bernard Orr)

          Police Cadet - City of Round Rock, TX - Round Rock, TX   
Successfully complete the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensing examination and obtain certification as Basic Peace Officer.... $20.57 an hour
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          Business Development and Partnership Manager   
Business Development and Partnership Manager Salary: £40k - £45k per annum Location: Islington, London, N7 9DP The role of the Business Development and Partnership Manager The post holder will also be responsible for developing, managing and delivering a range of activities including managing the our client’s Partnership Network newsletters and activities, supporting Capacity Building services for our Supply Chain Partners, developing proposals for new business and supporting our clients to deliver contracts in the BD&PM division. Duties of the Business Development and Partnership Manager Primarily to work with the Business Development Function and write tender documents as required according to agreed specifications and deadlines. To form relationships with innovative Supply Chain Partners with required track records and expertise to produce winning bids To form partnerships with leading Prime organisations and to market our client’s experience and expertise for delivering services to enable subcontractor offers To identify and lead on the development of new revenue streams as a direct result of partnership working and tender development To take a leading role in delivering our client’s Marketing & Communications activities and services Manage the Partnership Network tool and work with SMT staff to ensure contract Performance, track record, Delivery Models are up to date and can inform PQQ & ITT responses Represent our client on a range of local borough Boards/Panels to highlight their contract activities in the local area, and give feedback on local strategic priorities and challenges Report and present findings on polices, papers and plans as they relate to employability, learning and training Requirements of the Business Development and Partnership Manager Primarily has a proven, successful track record in writing and winning tenders across a variety of funding streams. A proven track record in winning industry tenders is essential. Has a proven knowledge of a variety of niche, public and private Supply Chain Partners with expertise and track records which will add value to tender responses Has technical knowledge of key government agencies and their specific funding streams (DWP, GLA, London Councils and SFA) Has the ability to manage internal tools to aid tender development work Experience of communicating and working with Prime organisations Experience of representing an organisation at external Boards and Panels A high level of professionalism with clients, partners and other networks An understanding and experience of programme and finance management gained in public programmes Excellent bid writing, delivery and financial modelling skills Can adapt and is responsive to changing economic markets, government policies and emerging agendas Good understanding of procurement and tender management practices Ability to produce marketing collateral which communicates Company best practice Business Development, Partnership & Marketing Managers are expected to possess at least a bachelor’s degree. It is also essential for them to have active knowledge and experience of writing successful tenders, understanding key industry developments and trends & of producing collateral which can be used as part of an organisation’s marketing function. If you meet the requirements and feel that this Business Development and Partnerships Manager role is right for you then please apply today!
          On Rainy 150th Birthday, Nation Celebrates Meaning of Canada   
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off celebrations on Saturday to mark the country's 150th birthday amid heavy security as many citizens braved incessant rains and long delays to reach the main site in the nation's capital. About 500,000 people were expected to be in Ottawa for the long-anticipated Canada Day festivities, which features a large outdoor celebration in front of the national Parliament, complete with acrobats, fireworks and musicians including Irish singer Bono and other members of the rock band U2. Trudeau, accompanied by Britain's Prince Charles, shook hands with some of the thousands of revelers who converged on Canada's capital, Ottawa. "Canada is a country made strong not in spite of our differences but because of them," Trudeau told the gathering. "We don't aspire to be a melting pot — indeed, we know true strength and resilience flows through Canadian diversity." Still, in the run-up to the celebrations, some controversy was stirred at home, particularly among First Nations who noted Canada's history of mistreatment of indigenous people. Activists erected a tepee on Parliament Hill on Thursday in protest. On Saturday, about 100 indigenous protesters marched through Toronto, carrying red flags and with some holding the Canadian national flag upside down. Giant duck Some cities are celebrating in more unusual ways. Toronto, Canada's largest city, featured a giant rubber duck floating in its harbor, while Calgary planned a "living flag" composed of people wearing red and white. The yellow duck, which cost C$200,000 ($154,273), including the rent, according to the Globe and Mail, drew criticism from some who described it as a waste of taxpayer money. Security was already ramped up in the days ahead of the celebration, and partygoers contended with road closures and concrete barriers across entrances into Parliament Hill, located in downtown Ottawa. Heavy downpours prompted Ottawa firefighters to pump water off the grounds on Parliament Hill, and the Ottawa Fire Service urged citizens to follow safety instructions. Environment Canada forecast abundant rains for Ottawa on Saturday, casting doubt on some of the planned festivities. National and local police were also out in force, with security uppermost in the minds of many Canadians in the wake of fatal attacks in London, Paris and Germany. Saturday marked the 150th anniversary of the day Canada officially became a country. Britain had ruled it before 1867. "Canada 150 years ago was a project. It was an idea to bring together four colonies with very different historical backgrounds," said Pierre Anctil, history professor at the University of Ottawa. "We should celebrate, but we should not be complacent. It's not a finished project," he added. Telegenic leader The nationwide party came as Canada has been enjoying an unusual amount of interest from the rest of the world, largely because of the election of charismatic and selfie-prone leader Trudeau. "As a society, we must acknowledge and apologize for past wrongs, and chart a path forward for the next 150 years," Trudeau said in a statement ahead of the official kickoff. Indigenous rights group Idle No More called for a national day of action on Saturday, telling supporters to hold rallies and take to social media. Events and installations celebrating the sesquicentennial have already been held across the country this year, with the total cost to the federal government reported to be half a billion dollars. Along with fireworks, free museums and outdoor concerts nationwide on Saturday, more than 50 special ceremonies to swear in new citizens were planned across the country. Twitter users were sharing their favorite Canadian songs and food, along with photos of the preparations under the hashtag #Canada150. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Canada for an official visit on Thursday. The royals began a three-day tour of Canada with a trip to the northern territory of Nunavut, home to a large number of First Nations and Inuit people. The bash in Ottawa will culminate with a musical fireworks show that is billed as largest-ever such display for Canada Day. It will last for 20 minutes and 17 seconds to commemorate 2017. "One hundred fifty years? Nah. Look at us: Canada is being born today," Trudeau told the crowd soaked in rains.
          Man Tries to Lure Sioux Falls Girl Into Car   
Sioux Falls Police Department Public Information Officer Sam Clemens says authorities are searching for a man in connection with an incident involving a girl. Continue reading…
          Another Global Cyberattack Hits Computers   
Approximately thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot last 28 June as calls grew to step up defenses after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide.

The virus, which demanded a payment worth US$ 300 as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the Chernobyl nuclear site, was reminiscent of the WannaCry ransomware that swept the world a few weeks ago, hitting more than 200,000 users in more than 150 countries.

The latest attack appeared much smaller in scale, with global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab estimating the number of victims at 2,000. There was no immediate indication of who was responsible.

The director of European police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, said there were "clear similarities" with the WannaCry incident but warned that there were also "indications of a more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities".

Some IT specialists identified the newcomer as "Petrwrap", a modified version of ransomware called Petya which circulated last year. But Kaspersky described it as a new form of ransomware.

And after a fresh cyberattack challenged security worldwide for the second time in just a few months there were international demands for greater focus on battling the issue.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the situation "underlines the importance of strengthening our cyber defenses" as he warned hacking attacks could potentially trigger the US-led bloc's mutual defense commitment.

Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the incident proves Russian demands for "cooperation" were justified as "no country can now effectively deal with the cyber-threat alone".

In Ukraine, where the attacks were first reported and appeared most severe, the government said the attack had been halted by Wednesday morning, but key organisations were still reporting problems.

"The large-scale cyberattack on corporate and government networks that happened yesterday on June 27 has been stopped," the government said in a statement.

"The situation is under the complete control of cybersecurity experts and they are now working on recovering lost data," it said, adding that all "strategic enterprises" were functioning as normal.

Despite the assurances, employees at the Chernobyl nuclear site were continuing to use hand-held Geiger counters to measure radiation levels after the monitoring system was shut down by the hack.

Online arrivals and departures information for Kiev's main Boryspil airport also remained down, but its director said the hub was otherwise fully operational.

Meanwhile, systems at the major lender Oschadbank still appeared crippled, while a delivery service and energy supplier said they were also facing some difficulties.

          Michiganders Can Now Provide Auto Insurance Electronically To Police   

Thanks to a new house bill Michigan drivers no longer need to dig through their glove box to find their auto insurance card. Now when being asked to provide auto insurance by a police officer, drivers can simply use their smartphone to show proper insurance details.

          Lifeguard and Swim Instructor - Boys & Girls Club of London - London, ON   
Current First Aid & C.P.R. Experience in program planning implementation and evaluation. Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance issued by local police station,...
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          Kosovo must be independen by Former Foreign Ministers   
Friday, June 15, 2007

Kosovo is back in the headlines. President George W. Bush says that it should become independent soon. President Vladimir Putin of Russia opposes independence and prefers time for more talks. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has suggested that we move forward, with a six-month delay.

This has a familiar ring to it. Eight years ago, many of us - then foreign ministers - put in place an international process to decide who should govern Kosovo. We believe that the only viable option is for Kosovo to become independent under strict supervision. That is the proposal that is currently before the UN Security Council and is part of the process that the Council, including Russia, agreed upon and has implemented since 1999.

Kosovo is the last substantial territorial issue remaining from the violent collapse of Yugoslavia. In 2005, as called for by decisions of the Security Council, the UN secretary general appointed a special envoy - former President Martti Ahtisaari of Finland - to achieve a political settlement.

After 14 months of negotiations with the leaderships of Serbia and Kosovo, Ahtisaari announced that the irreconcilable positions of the two parties had made consensus unattainable and that no amount of additional talks would overcome the impasse. In lieu of a negotiated agreement by all sides, Ahtisaari proposed that Kosovo receive independence supervised by the international community (primarily the European Union and NATO) and provide strong guarantees for the Serbs who live in Kosovo.

Now is the time to act. Tensions are likely to rise, and they certainly will not cool. Moreover, without a resolution on Kosovo's final status, the future of Serbia and Kosovo will remain uncertain.

Some may say that Russia would prefer this limbo to a situation where Serbia and Kosovo join the European Union and NATO. Serbs and Kosovars should prefer otherwise. They deserve to be in the European Union. And Kosovo cannot develop as things stand. It has been unable to gain access to international financial institutions, fully integrate into the regional economy, or attract the political capital it needs to address its widespread unemployment and poverty.

Russia has complained of not being included in talks. It should participate, but constructively and not just to block it. What may be needed is a formulation that allows Russia to acquiesce without having to break openly with Serbia. Russia can reassure Serbs and emphasize that Kosovo is a unique situation, without precedent for other regions.

The Ahtisaari plan has several advantages. It gives rights to Kosovo's 100,000 Serbs to manage their own affairs within a democratic Kosovo, which will be protected and monitored by the international community. It also requires protection for Orthodox and Serbian cultural and religious sites. Finally, it provides for an international presence that will oversee Kosovo's institutions and monitor the settlement's implementation. It also places Kosovo on the road toward EU integration.

The European Union has agreed to supervise Kosovo during the transition period and deploy a police mission alongside the current NATO peacekeeping force. An indefinite delay caused by continued confusion over Kosovo's status could jeopardize a smooth transition to European oversight.

Kosovo is a unique situation that has required a creative solution. It should not create a precedent for other unresolved conflicts. When the Security Council adopted Resolution 1244 in response to Milosevic's actions in Kosovo, it laid the groundwork for a political process that would ultimately determine Kosovo's future.

We know that all decisions on Kosovo are difficult. Some of us kicked the issue down the road eight years ago. Today, the international community faces the hardest issue of all. But the decision is necessary, and it is the result of eight years of international collaboration.

Serbia must recognize, however, that greater stability in the Balkans promoted by the Ahtisaari plan will allow it to use its location, resources and talent to become a major regional player and a constructive force in European politics. The Serb people deserve a legitimate place in Europe and Serbia could also begin to move towards possible EU membership.

Our goal remains a Europe whole and free, with all the people of the western Balkans participating fully as EU members. The benefits of a concerted EU effort in Kosovo, backed by the UN and NATO, are enormous. As such, Russia and the other UN Security Council members should follow through on the promise that the Council made in 1999 and agree to complete the process of self-governance in Kosovo. This is the best option at this stage of a very difficult history of the whole region. Viable alternatives do not exist.

Madeleine Albright, United States

Lloyd Axworthy, Canada

Jan Eliasson, Sweden

Gareth Evans, Australia

Joschka Fischer, Germany

Bronislaw Geremek, Poland

Niels Helveg Petersen, Denmark

Lydie Polfer, Luxembourg

Jozias van Artsen, Netherlands

Hubert Vedrine, France
          Kosovo PM prepared to declare independence unilaterally   
Kosovo could unilaterally declare independence if talks with Belgrade fail to answer the demands of its ethnic Albanian majority, the prime minister of the Serbian province said Thursday."This is not a threat. We see this as a possibility. Kosovo will certainly be an independent country," prime minister Agim Ceku told reporters."Of course, we prefer this to happen through a resolution of the (UN) Security Council, which will have a wide support," Ceku added.The negotiations on the future status of the southern Serbian province, administered by the United Nations since June 1999, began in February under the auspices of the UN.Kosovo's ethnic Albanians, who make up around 90 percent of the province's two million population, are seeking independence from Serbia.But the government in Belgrade and Kosovo's Serb minority insist the province -- which they consider the cradle of Serbian culture and history -- should only be granted greater autonomy.Meanwhile, Ceku's deputy Lutfi Haziri, together with opposition leader Veton Surroi, visited the Serb-populated enclave of Gracanica near the capital Pristina, in a bid to convince Kosovo Serbs to accept the government's option for Kosovo's future status.Haziri presented the plan to form a new municipality that would group Gracanica and all villages around it, with some 18,000 inhabitants."Kosovo Serbs will have competencies in the departments of healthcare, education, public services, infrastructure, culture and sport," Haziri told a small audience of several dozen Serbs.Most of some 6,000 Serbs living in Gracanica, about eight kilometers (five miles) southeast of Pristina, have boycotted ethnic Albanian officials.Randjel Nojkic, a local Serb representative, said it was "too late" to hold such meetings between ethnic Albanian officials and the Serbs."Serbs do not have confidence in Kosovo institutions," he said.Serbs also protested over the government's move to shut down transmitters for two Serbian mobile phone providers, located in Gracanica and other Serb-populated enclaves, saying they were set up illegally."How can you believe their promises for our bright future in independent Kosovo, when they remove these antennas that are our only connection with Serbia," said revolted Nada Vojicic, 46-year-old housewife.Since 1999, some 200,000 Serbs have fled the province fearing attacks from ethnic Albanian hardliners. Those who have remained live in enclaves under heavy protection from NATO troops.On Thursday, a 53-year-old Serb was wounded in his house in the village of Letnica in eastern Kosovo.Police arrested three ethnic Albanian suspects. Two were released after questioning, but the third remains in detention.Belgrade lost control of Kosovo in 1999 after a 78-day NATO bombing campaign halted a crackdown by Serbian forces against independence-seeking ethnic Albanian guerrillas.
          UN Administrator Dismisses Fears Northern Kosovo Will Secede   
A NATO peacekeeper

The status of conflict-riven Kosovo, the UN-administered Serbian province that is 90 percent ethnic Albanian, is being considered by an international envoy who has spent nearly a year searching in vain for common ground between Serbs and Albanians. VOA's Barry Wood visited the northern city of Mitrovica, home to many of the remaining 120,000 Serbs who comprise a small minority of Kosovo's population.

Kosovo is quiet now but NATO-led peacekeepers are on guard against any recurrence of the kind of anti-Serb riots that erupted in 2004. Kosovo's status could be decided shortly. Ethnic Albanians demand independence, Serbs oppose it.

Nowhere is mistrust and ethnic separation deeper than in decaying Mitrovica, a once flourishing mining center now divided by the Ibar River into a Serbian north and an Albanian south.

Jeta Xharra is a journalist and filmmaker, part of a team that produced an acclaimed video ("Does Any Body Have a Plan?") on Kosovo's future.

Jeta Xharra
"The worst case scenario is that the north is so upset--whatever the solution. If Kosovo is declared independent, the north (could) declare itself independent. That's the worst case scenario."

About half of Kosovo's Serbs--and only a few Albanians--live in north Mitrovica and the wide strip of territory that leads up to the Serbian border. The UN rejects any partition and yet it is very much in the minds of the local population.

Gerard Gallucci, the UN administrator of Mitrovica, says partition won't happen. "I don't think there is any real prospect of that. I don't think anyone wants it. I don't think the Serb leadership wants it. I know the Kosovo Albanian leadership doesn't want it."

Gerard Gallucci
Gallucci admits that ethnic reconciliation is a long way off. But he's hopeful that Serbs and Albanians can cooperate on practical matters like municipal services. He supports decentralized local government as a means of building trust. "Decentralization simply means strong local rule in areas in which local people want to control their own lives, whether they're Serb or Albanian. I don't think anyone is explaining that to anybody, unfortunately, here in Kosovo."

Gallucci complains that because there has been little public education on the issue, many Albanians are suspicious that decentralization is a code word for partition.

Ethnic Albanian filmmaker Jeta Xharra supports decentralization and says that for Serbs to feel secure they need an urban center like north Mitrovica.

"Of course, it is sad that Serbs can't come to all the urban centers where they used to be, but unfortunately the reality is such that northern Kosovo is going to remain a largely Serb inhabited urban center," says Xharra.

For now Mitrovica and its bridge over the Ibar remain symbols of division and uncertainty. Serbs to the north, ethnic Albanian on the south, with UN police keeping the peace.
          25 people shot at Arkansas nightclub: Little Rock Police   
All of the victims are expected to survive the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge
          Parade and protest at Canada Day in Montreal   
Police hold back demonstraters during a protest in Montreal, Saturday, July 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Parades and some protest mark Canada's 150th birthday in Montreal

          Doc's target not there, he opened fire anyway, police say   
NEW YORK (AP) -- A doctor angry that his career was derailed at a New York City hospital toted an assault rifle past security in search of a colleague he was going to hold responsible. When that person wasn't there, he opened fire anyway, killing a doctor who was only there covering a shift as a favor, authorities said Saturday....
          Police: Club shooting that injured 28 may be gang-related   
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 people injured from an 11-second melee that police said may be gang-related....
          OKC Police say woman was lying on tracks when she was hit by train, pronounced dead   
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a train hit a woman who was lying on the tracks Saturday morning in southeast Oklahoma City. It happened just before 11 a.m. near S.E. 47th and Lindsay Avenue. The victim is described as a white female and authorities are trying to determine why the woman was lying on the tracks. Police say they are investigating whether or not the woman was asleep during the time she was struck or if she was already dead. […]
          Oklahoma City Police Officer arrested on domestic abuse charges   
OKLAHOMA CITY–An Oklahoma City Police officer has been arrested on charges of domestic abuse, his wife who is also on the force has had domestic abuse charges against her dropped. The case dates back to June 6,  when a 28-year-old female and her husband started arguing, police said. Officials said that at one point during the argument, the female allegedly hit her husband over the head with a curling iron. The officer’s husband then called the police. At that time, […]
          Multiple people shot at Arkansas club, police say   
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– At least 28 people were shot at a concert in Arkansas early Saturday morning and others injured as they tried to escape, police said. No one was killed in the shooting, which occurred at the Ultra Power Lounge in Little Rock. “We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror-related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert,” the Little Rock Police Department tweeted. One person is listed in serious condition […]
          Doctor fatally shoots 1, wounds 6 at NYC hospital before killing himself   
NEW YORK – A doctor opened fire with an assault rifle Friday inside a New York City hospital where he used to work, killing a woman and wounding six people before turning the gun on himself, law enforcement officials said. The shooting started a little before 3 p.m. ET at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, with 972 beds one of the largest providers of outpatient services in New York. Police said somebody called 911 to report a man with a gun on […]
          Infant dies after found unresponsive at Broken Arrow daycare   
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Police say a 3-month-old boy died after being found unresponsive at a home daycare in northeastern Oklahoma. Broken Arrow police say in a news release that officers were called shortly before 10 a.m. to the home on the city’s northeast side and the infant was taken to a hospital where he was dead on arrival. Police say the state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services was […]
          Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash   
Venus Williams was sued on Friday by the family of a Florida man who died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash that police say was the fault of the world's former top-ranked tennis player.
          Arkansas nightclub shooting leaves many wounded At least 17 people have been shot at a nightclub in the US state of Arkansas, police say. One person was in a critical condition, later upgraded to stable, but other injuries were not life-threatening. The youngest victim was said to be 16. The exchange of gunfire apparently took place at about 02:30 local time (07:30 GMT) at a concert, but there was no immediate information about a suspect.
          7/1/2017: News: MACHETE MANIAC   

® A MANIAC with a machete sparked terror fears before a Justin Bieber concert yesterday. Security guards and police swooped on the man in his car as 40,000 young pop fans gathered for the Canadian heart-throb’s show. Dramatic footage of the incident...
          Police find tennis star Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash   
Former world number one tennis player Venus Williams was involved in a two-car crash on June 9 at a Florida intersection that resulted in the death of a male passenger in the other vehicle, her attorney said on Thursday.
          7/1/2017: News: Albanian gangster drug fear   
VICIOUS Albanian drug-dealing gangs pose a “significant” threat on Britain’s streets. The ruthless cartels have a “high-level influence” on the supply of cocaine, police chiefs have warned. A report by the National Crime Agency said: “The threat...
          France's PSG soccer school raided by police - media   
PARIS: The soccer school of Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain was raided by police on Thursday, sports daily L'Equipe wrote on its website, without naming sources. L'Equipe said the raid seemed to be linked to an old dispute between the club and its administrative services concerning outside ...
          7/1/2017: News: A HEART OF GOLD   

THE heart of a traveller beaten to death with a shovel has been donated to someone with just days to live. ® of attention as always. You got one last flight and went out in style. Your legacy will live forever.” Surrey Police have launched a hunt for...
          7/1/2017: News: Cop chase dad left kid   

A DAD abandoned his child in the back of a crashed car after a 110mph police chase. Christopher Coldbeck, 24, of Hull, who admitted dangerous driving and driving without a licence at the city’s Crown Court, was jailed for 14 months.
          7/1/2017: News: HE MAY BE UNDER THE BED , SARGE   

KEEN-eyed police were not to be denied when they went to a house to arrest this suspected burglar. Despite him pretending not to be at home they did not take long to find him hiding under his bed. His gangly legs, which stuck out from underneath,...
          Joel Simpson on deep state issues, Barrie Zwicker on false flags, "immigrant invasions," and MSM censorship   
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Joel Simpson
First hour: Joel Simpson has "had careers in college teaching, jazz piano and music software" but is happiest now as a professional photographer. He also has a good eye for truth (as opposed to "public myth.") Tonight we will discuss election integrity, deep state issues, 9/11 and false flag "terrorist" operations.
     Joel wrote a terrific report on the Left Forum (and its "banned" co-event, the Left Out Forum). In it, he writes: "Growing up, as I did, in the traumatic shadow of the Holocaust, I embraced Zionism as a young person—it was the dominant ideology of my Jewish education—insensitive to its implicit racism, and only came to realize its truly oppressive dimensions in the early 1980s." Since then he seems to have fully recovered, as evidenced by these excerpts from an emailed defense of the Left Out Forum: 

"I have learned a lot observing this mostly covert conflict (over holocaust revisionism). On one hand, there are legitimate historical researchers who are questioning some of the long-accepted beliefs about the Holocaust, which is perfectly legitimate. Historians change perspective on major events from generation to generation. It's happened to slavery and the Civil War, the two World Wars, the British Empire, and many other historical subjects, whose massive existence was never denied. However, the Holocaust has become sacrosanct as part of the justification for Israeli ethnic cleansing and subsequent oppression, hence Norman Finkelstein's book The Holocaust Industry, which sounded pretty outrageous when it came out, I admit. The almost inconceivable horror of the Holocaust was being treated as a commercial product—and I was brought up immersed in Holocaust history—and yet, this is what the Israelis seemed prepared to do and have done. Because of the Holocaust's special status, anyone whose research conflicts with any part of the official story is branded as a H. denier! This is simply ridiculous, as any serious student of history knows...
     "So 'Holocaust denier' has become like 'conspiracy theorist': a term that stifles debate and automatically discredits anyone who questions official policies in a particular domain. This doesn't mean that there aren't real nuts who try to deny the historicity of the Holocaust, but these are fringe elements, not respectable and credentialed academics who are honestly questioning Israel's neo-colonialist oppression, or taking a second look at the horrors of the Holocaust. History, as you of all people know, is immensely complex and can never be exhaustively accounted for. We can only take pieces of it and try to make sense of it, and so it is rewritten every generation or so. 
     "As for 'conspiracy theorist,' you probably know that the CIA invented this term around 1967 to silence critics of the JFK Assassination investigation, which was a sham, as is well known today. I avoid the term because of this origin, and as Lance deHaven Smith points out in his brilliant book Conspiracy Theory in America, the term is used to discredit people who simply connect the dots and come to conclusions other than those of the power structure—as was done in the Declaration of Independence itself. 
    "Having said that, I refuse to condemn by association, especially when I have direct experience of a person. I have read a lot of what Kevin Barrett has written, and there isn't a shred of anti-Semitism or Holocaust denial in it. In fact, he's quite ecumenical. Same for Prof. Anthony Hall, who was crassly smeared on his Facebook page, then suspended without pay, but ultimately exonerated."

Second hour: Leading Canadian media critic Barrie Zwicker, author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11, recently submitted an op-ed to the Toronto Star, Canada's largest circulation newspaper. It begins:

"The June 5 headline in The Star reads: 'Public safety minister reassures Canadians ahead of Canada Day celebrations.' The story quotes Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale as saying the RCMP and other security agencies are taking 'necessary and appropriate steps' to protect people at Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations this summer. This Canadian would be more reassured if the minister declared there will be no more unnecessary and inappropriate police-manufactured fake 'terror plots'—such as the one on Canada Day 2013 in Victoria, B.C. perpetrated by the RCMP."

Barrie has not heard back from the Star, so he suspects they have deemed his article other articles he has submitted touching on false flag terror, 9/11 truth, and related subjects. So much for media criticism in Canada!

We will also discuss:

*Weaponized migration (the topic of Mike Springmann's book, reviewed by Barry here.)

*The Sanders/Corbyn phenomenon. Barrie opines: "Certainly the left ain’t dead, especially among younger voters."

 *Sy Hersh’s fascinating article about how Trump’s decision to launch cruise missiles against the Syrian air base was arrived at.
          Little Rock police: 25 people shot at nightclub   
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police say 25 people were shot after gunfire rang out Saturday at a rap show at a downtown Little Rock nightclub, prompting pleas from top leaders to curb the growing violence in Arkansas’ capital city. Police said the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not an active shooter or terror-related incident. Little Rock police said Saturday that 25 people were shot and three others suffered unrelated injuries. All […]
          28 people injured in Arkansas club shooting, police say   
(CNN) — Twenty-eight people were wounded early Saturday as gunfire rang out at nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said. Twenty-five people were shot and three others sustained related injuries at the Ultra Power Lounge in the Arkansas capital. At least one person is listed in serious condition. Victims ranged in age from 16 to the mid-20s and were being treated at area hospitals. “We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror-related incident. It appears to […]

Ενώπιον της δικαιοσύνης αναμένεται να βρεθεί τη Δευτέρα o 40χρονος Ολλανδός τουρίστας, ο οποίος πιάστηκε επ’ αυτοφώρω να προχωρεί σε άσεμνες κινήσεις σε βάρος ενός 9χρονου κοριτσιού.

Σύμφωνα με το ρεπορτάζ του cretapost όλα συνέβησαν, όταν η 9χρονη από τη Λετονία, βρισκόταν μαζί με την οικογένεια της σε παραλία των Γουβών.

Η ανήλικη απολάμβανε το μπάνιο της και τα παιχνίδια στη θάλασσα, όταν την πλησίασε ο τουρίστας και μέσα στο νερό άρχισε να τη θωπεύει.

Οι άσεμνες όμως κινήσεις του έγιναν αντιληπτές από τους ίδιους τους γονείς του μικρού κοριτσιού, οι οποίοι κινητοποιήθηκαν άμεσα, ειδοποιώντας τις λιμενικές αρχές.

Μάλιστα άρχισαν να φωνάζουν εναντίον του 40χρονου και εκείνος τράπηκε σε φυγή.

Λίγες ώρες αργότερα ο Ολλανδός εντοπίστηκε από αστυνομικούς στην περιοχή της Χερσονήσου και συνελήφθη.

Ο τουρίστας επρόκειτο να δικαστεί κατά την αυτόφωρη διαδικασία, αλλά η δίκη αναβλήθηκε για μεθαύριο Δευτέρα.


          Profiling in Your Pocket   

Last month, the National Sheriffs’ Association unveiled the latest update to its BlackBox Digital Witness app, which allows users to report suspicious activity to law enforcement: an anti-terrorism feature. The sheriffs’ association developed the feature with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Fusion Center Association after the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. According to the association’s executive director and CEO, Jonathan Thompson, the fight to stop “homegrown extremist[s] ... requires we work with our citizens and provide them with new tools to help in the fight against crime and to protect their families and schools.”

The updated app sends another message as well: that sheriffs are authorizing profiling on an alarming scale.

When BlackBox first launched in 2013, it served primarily as an emergency alert system. Users could record videos of crimes in real time and notify their personal contacts if they were in immediate danger. While neighborhood watch groups used the app to monitor suspicious activity and see where incidents were frequently reported, the program did not alert local police. The version of the app released last month, however, gives users a direct line to law enforcement, allowing them to send participating agencies recordings of possible threats. Police officials can also use the app’s GPS feature to locate suspects and respond to reports of suspicious activity.

BlackBox Digital Witness is not yet a runaway hit. According to Edward Horcasitas, the app’s creator and a technical adviser to the sheriffs’ association, it has approximately 15,000 users who have recorded roughly 18,000 videos. While Horcasitas said users have reported a wide range of crimes, including domestic violence and aggravated robbery, the app’s online reviews mostly lay out hypothetical use cases. “Been watching a young man pick up and throw a beautiful Doberman puppy every day for the past few weeks. Now I can document his abuse and save this dog’s life,” wrote one user.

At least thus far, law enforcement agencies have been more excited than the general public about the app’s potential. After the latest version was released in May, nearly 70 agencies committed to using BlackBox Digital Witness. The sheriff of Florida’s Orange County told the Orlando Sentinel that the app will allow to users to “provide information to law enforcement so that we can mine the data and make a determination of whether or not it’s useful.” An officer using the tool in Muskogee, Oklahoma, told local reporters the app makes police officers safer because they can witness incidents as they happen. He also said it will make prosecution easier by providing video evidence to support a case. (Although he did not provide specifics, Horcasitas says he knows of several cases in California that have been prosecuted based on evidence provided via the app, including an animal abuse case.)

While the app itself represents a potentially dangerous incursion on civil liberties, what’s more disturbing is what it reveals about the priorities of the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Department of Homeland Security. National Sheriffs’ Association President Greg Champagne said in February that the organization agrees with Donald Trump’s approach to enhancing national security, particularly when it comes to clamping down on immigration. “We have to give our president the benefit of the doubt,” he said, pointing out that Trump was the first in “quite a while” to invite the association’s leadership to the White House.

The app’s new terrorism feature comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of Muslim Americans and immigrants, scrutiny that’s been sanctioned by President Trump, the Justice Department, and DHS. In that Orlando Sentinel story, the Orange County sheriff encouraged civilians to report on “individuals who indicate that they’ve been self radicalized by the way they communicate with others either through social media, emails or other communications [and] by their behaviors sometime in their neighborhoods [and] statements that they make.” This is a recipe for rampant profiling.

BlackBox urges its users to surveil anyone they consider a “terrorist,” a dangerously vague concept. Colloquially, government officials and media outlets use the term to describe Muslim extremists as opposed to white supremacists or mass shooters. DHS also now considers some Black Lives Matter protesters terrorists. Even if local agencies choose not to follow up on a report, the data is stored forever and can potentially be used to conduct long-term surveillance on anyone who’s considered a threat, not just people who exhibit dangerous behavior. According to an investigation by the Intercept, people who are mislabeled as terrorists may be added to a no-fly list or end up in jail. Family members and acquaintances are sometimes identified as possible terrorists by proxy. Even with such high stakes, Horcasitas says the app includes no built-in features to handle false reporting or abuse.

The BlackBox app is the latest iteration of the post-9/11 “See Something, Say Something” campaign, which started in New York City and has since been adopted by DHS and the Transportation Security Agency. Ten years after its adoption by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, there was no indication that the campaign successfully derailed a terror threat. What we do know is that apps and websites for reporting crime and suspicious activity to law enforcement have consistently led to the profiling of marginalized communities.

Locals have used the French Quarter Task Force app in New Orleans to report suspicious people to law enforcement, which has sometimes devolved into criminalizing homeless people and people of color. In Washington, D.C.’s affluent, predominantly white Georgetown neighborhood, a local shoplifting prevention app became a mechanism for monitoring black shoppers. According to the Washington Post, around 70 percent of people flagged through the app were black, even though black residents make up less than 4 percent of Georgetown’s population. Research by Rutgers University professor Jerome Williams indicates black people are no more likely than whites to shoplift but are more likely to be reported to the authorities. Earlier this year, Wired also reported on a web portal called the Thin Blue Line Project, which was supposed to use GPS to track Muslim “threats.” According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, it actually monitored harmless civilians, including mosque worshippers and Muslim student organizations.

Although the French Quarter app is still operational, the Thin Blue Line Project and the Georgetown app are both now defunct. While there is very little evidence that crowdsourced crime-fighting apps are effective, many police departments remain optimistic about their power to prevent criminal acts. If the growing support for BlackBox in the law enforcement community is any indication, anti-terrorism apps won’t be going away. In an era of heightened racism and surveillance, these tools seem more likely to ruin lives than to save them.

          Law enforcement presence for pedestrian doing business in in plaza   

At a local laundromat at 3028 west 25th Street Cleveland Ohio 44113 a fight had broken out between two people and guns were drawn while other people and their young children were in the middle of it all and in danger, the laundromat attendant was helpless and couldn't do anything and a lack of security in the plaza and at the laundromat people was scrambling for theirs and their children's life's. They need at this business security but the owner will NOT get a security guard nor will he hire off duty police. An employee in the past had lost her life at this laundromat because of no security when she was robbed late at night. Either the owner hires security 24-7 for the customers and for the working attendants at this plaza or the laundromat should be shut down because it puts a lot of people in danger by just anyone walking in off the street and doing anything they want. There are also drug dealers out in the parking lot and also heroin addicts bumming for Change and always in people's faces for money and the pedestrians and customers feel threaten by their presence if they do not accommodate their wishes there should be a stop to all of them, the bad goings on at this address and at this particular Plaza of soap opera laundromat.

          25 people shot at Arkansas nightclub: Little Rock Police   
All of the victims are expected to survive the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge

          Confusion And Incivility In Our World   

Volume XXXVI Issue VII July 2017
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"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."

Jeremiah 17:9-10

"O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."

Matthew 12:34-35

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment."

Matthew 22:37-38

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
I Corinthians 14:33

In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine a world run amok with confusion, chaos, and incivility. At this present time, there are throngs of people walking about in a state of confusion, seemingly uncertain of many things, including something as simple and basic as one's gender. In Genesis 1:27 we read, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Yet, today we live in a world where some women want to be men, some men want to be women, and some people do not want to be either man or woman. Those who refuse to be called either male or female are now referred to as "non-binary" human beings. (1)

In June 2017 it was announced that Oregon will become the first state in the United States to allow individuals to choose a third gender for their state issued identification or driver's license. On these identification cards, male will be marked with the traditional M, female will be marked with an F, and the third "non-binary" gender will be marked with an X. (2) The new policy came about largely on the efforts of a man named Jamie Shupe who became the first person in the United States to be legally pronounced neither male nor female in 2016. Shupe had previously tried to transition to the female gender but eventually decided he did not want to be female either. "I only became a female because I had no other choice. All of the systems channeled me in that direction, both medical and government, until I took a stand against that. It wasn't until I got to Portland [Oregon] and got exposure to the queer community that I then understood how wrong all what had been done to me was," Shupe stated. Despite Shupe's claim to be neither male nor female, he seems to acknowledge that he was born with a male body. "Turning a male body, especially an older male body into female, I think it really sets the stage for people committing suicide. I mean you had to maintain a hyper-feminine appearance 24-7 or you were back to getting called sir," Shupe lamented. (3) It is my personal belief that this individual is being tormented by evil spirits. Shupe even uses the pronouns "they," "them," and "their" as personal identifiers which suggests that there is more than one evil spirit involved. Needless to say, Shupe does not think highly of Christians. "All the Bible-thumpers believe that there's only males and females according to the Bible. I'm the person who destroyed that in the United States," Shupe boasted. (4) The new policy will take effect in Oregon on July 1, 2017. (5)

Following Oregon's lead the American capital city of Washington, D.C., also announced that they will begin issuing identification cards and driver's licenses with a non-binary gender option on June 26, 2017. (6) A similar change in policy might soon be implemented in the state of New York where New York Assistant Speaker of the House Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that if passed would allow a non-binary gender designation on driver's licenses and identification cards. "Our governmental agencies should reflect the society we live in. While this change may seem small, it is a step forward to change the rigid mindset often faced by many today," Ortiz stated. (7)

Why are a growing number of men finding it so painful to be part of the male gender? In recent decades, we have seen an effort from the liberal left to villainize manhood. We are often told that men are responsible for all of the world's woes and that being a masculine man is a bad thing. Leftists frequently refer to this so-called problem as "toxic masculinity." (8) Consider the words of the famous singer and actress known as Bette Midler who posted a message online in response to a recent terrorist attack in London. In this message, Midler wrote: "More sorrow and grief at the hands of madmen. Men and religion are worthless." (9) Instructors at college campuses will often preach against masculinity too. For example, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published a website in 2016 which asked, "How has the concept of masculinity contributed to the perpetration of violence in our society?" (10) It was also reported that students at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, were subjected to a mandatory orientation video which declares that the three most damaging words a boy can hear are "be a man." (11) Is it any wonder that some men are so desperate to not be members of the male gender?

Oddly enough, despite the fact that the male gender is so often disparaged, some women in these modern times have decided that they want to be men. This includes a woman living in Portland, Oregon, who claims to be a transgendered male. She has undergone testosterone treatments to deepen her voice and enable her to grow facial hair while presenting herself as a very masculine person. Yet, she is pregnant and will soon have a biological child with her homosexual husband. The couple has two adopted children, one of which claims to be very excited about her "dad's" pregnancy. "What I was thinking about a baby that my dad's having, it's really, really fun, it's really, really exciting," the child said. (12)

We now live in a bewildering world where we are told that transgender men can give birth to babies, and a growing number of people are so tormented that they do not want to be the gender they were given by God, nor any gender at all. This is a spirit of confusion at work, and we know that God is not the author of confusion. People are accustomed to being told that they can be whatever they want, and they are often advised to follow their hearts. Yet, the Scriptures tell us in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" In like manner, Jesus tells us in Matthew 12:35, "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things." It is for this reason that we must surrender our lives to God and give Him our hearts. For as we read in Matthew 22:37, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." If you have not yet repented of your sins and given your heart to God, I urge you to do so now. In so doing, you feel find that God enables His people to overcome all the confusion of this world.

USA: A Hotbed Of Incivility

On June 19, 2017, CBS News published an article with a headline that declares, "Americans say U.S. political debate is increasingly uncivil." (13) Of course, if you have interacted with people in the United States at all lately, you do not need a poll published by a news outlet to declare this blatantly obvious fact. The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States last year divided the nation, and bitterness has been festering in this country ever since that time. Despite the fact that it has been nearly one half of a year since Trump was inaugurated as President, the ugliness has not subsided.

In recent weeks we have seen numerous celebrities and public figures insinuate or otherwise suggest that the current President of the United States should be assassinated. For example, in March 2017 the rapper known as Snoop Dogg released a music video which portrayed him firing a toy gun at a clown named Ronald Klump who strongly resembled the President. Speaking of his video, Snoop Dogg was quoted as saying, "I don't ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because like it's something that's missing. Anytime I drop something, I'm trying to fill in a void. I feel like it's a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody's dealing with the real issue with this… clown as president." (14)

Perhaps the vilest of all celebrities in Hollywood is the so-called comedienne Kathy Griffin. In 2007 Griffin made headlines after she mocked Jesus during her acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards. During this speech Griffin said, "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." She then made a remark aimed at Jesus that is so blasphemous that I cannot even publish it in this newsletter. Finally, she told the audience, "This award is my god now." (15) Griffin, who once made a television special entitled "Straight to Hell," (16) stirred controversy again in late May 2017 when she published a photo of herself holding a fake and bloodied decapitated head, which very strongly resembled the head of Donald Trump. The grotesque image was so offensive that even liberal public figures such as Chelsea Clinton condemned it. After calling the photo "vile and wrong," Clinton said, "It is never funny to joke about killing a president." (17) First Lady Melania Trump was also deeply offended. "As a mother and a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it." (18) After being fired by CNN and losing at least one endorsement deal, Griffin apologized. "I sincerely apologize… I'm a comic. I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went too far. The image is too disturbing; I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it. … I beg for your forgiveness," Griffin claimed. (19) Days later, Griffin blamed Trump for her downfall rather than admitting that she was at fault for her actions. "I don't think I'm going to have a career after this. I'm going to be honest, he broke me. A sitting president of the United States and his grown children, and the First Lady, personally, I feel, are trying to ruin my life forever," she lamented. (20) I suspect that the same evil spirits who once inspired a woman named Herodias, who was the wife of Herod, to demand the head of John the Baptist are now working in Kathy Griffin.

Actor Johnny Depp has also hinted that perhaps President Trump should be put to death. Speaking at a film festival in Glastonbury, England, on June 22, 2017, Depp told the audience regarding Trump, "It is just a question - I'm not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time." (21) Depp apologized the next day saying, "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone." (22)

Sadly, the bitterness that is so prevalent in our country today does sometimes result in violent acts. Such was the case on June 14, 2017, when a gunman targeted Republican lawmakers during a baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia. Four individuals were wounded in this assault, including Steve Scalise, who is the majority whip for the United States House of Representatives. (23) The shooter, who was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was a fervent supporter of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He was shot and killed by police officers on the scene. According to media reports, Hodgkinson often posted messages on the Internet regarding his hatred for President Trump and the Republicans, even writing at one point, "It's time to destroy Trump and Co." (24)

Donald Trump is a polarizing figure to be sure, and as he is human, he is certainly prone to make mistakes. Whether you like or dislike the President, the bitterness, strife, and incivility on display in our land is appalling and shameful. I believe there are forces at work who hope to see the United States ripped to shreds because a nation in a weakened state is much easier to manipulate and control. Meanwhile, the folks who publish the Global Peace Index have lowered the ranking of the United States by eleven spaces since last year. According to their reckoning, the United States is now the 114th most peaceful nation in the world. "The U.S. deterioration is primarily driven by the growing intensity of internal conflict within the country, which was partly seen in the divisive 2016 Presidential election, as well as increases in the perceptions of criminality across American society," the latest edition of the index report said. (25)

The Leading Edge Of A Technology Tsunami

As I study the news and read of the advancements of technology, it can be a struggle to keep up with all that is happening. I cannot help but marvel at how quickly technology is developing and how rapidly our world is changing. With the advent of the Internet, more and more people today are connected to a global system that is certainly advantageous in some ways, while frightening and invasive in others. According to a report issued by Pew Research Center in September 2016, only 13 percent of Americans today do not use the Internet. The majority of those who still live in an offline world are senior citizens aged 65 years or older. Conversely, only 1 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 do not use the Internet. (26) Amongst this group of young people, Pew reports that 36 percent report being online "almost constantly," while 50 percent of them go online multiple times each day. (27) Even as more Americans connect to the Internet on a daily basis, traditional forms of media are dying out. In June 2017, it was reported that the circulation of daily newspapers in the United States has fallen to its lowest rate in 77 years. (28)

The Internet has also dramatically changed the shopping habits of Americans. Whereas most purchases were once made in brick and mortar retail locations, more shoppers today are opting to conduct their purchases online. As a result, a multitude of retailers today are facing extinction. In April 2017 Business Insider reported that more than 3,200 stores are closing throughout the United States. This figure includes 552 RadioShack electronics stores, 400 Payless shoe stores, 240 Family Christian bookstores, 138 J.C. Penney department stores, 108 Kmart mass merchandiser stores, 70 Staples office supply stores, and 70 CVS drugstores. (29)

Even as retail stores continue to shutter and shopping malls become abandoned, the online store known as is thriving. In fact, this online entity that started as a book store in 1995 has grown to such an extent that 52 percent of all books in the United States, whether in paper or electronic form, are sold by Amazon, and a full 43 percent of all e-commerce transactions are facilitated through the company. (30) The online behemoth has continued to grow over the years, and in recent days the company has sought expansion beyond the confines of the online world. In June 2017 it was announced that Amazon had purchased the grocery store chain known as Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars. This development has raised fears that Amazon will eliminate many employment positions at Whole Foods, opting instead to use robots and automation to cut operational costs. "Amazon's brutal vision for retail is one where automation replaces good jobs. Sadly, the hard-working men and women who work at Whole Foods now face an uncertain future," said Marc Perrone, who is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. (31) While Amazon has not announced any plans to cut jobs at Whole Foods, it is interesting to note that the company announced plans in 2016 to open a futuristic grocery store known as Amazon Go. This store, which recently opened in Seattle, Washington, is entirely cashless. To shop, customers must use a smartphone equipped with a special program. As you enter this store, you scan your phone, and as you shop, the store automatically tracks what you put in your shopping cart or if you put something back. When your shopping is completed, you simply walk out the door, with no need to check out with a cashier. The purchases are automatically billed to your Amazon account. (32) It is not far-fetched to think that Amazon may have similar plans for their Whole Foods stores.

While Amazon makes plans to launch their automated grocery stores, Sam's Club locations in the United States already allow customers to use a similar automated process. The retailer now offers a downloadable program for smartphones called "Scan and Go." As customers browse the store, they can simply scan the barcodes on products with their smartphone, and when they are ready to check out they use the phone to pay for the purchases as well. (33)

Additionally, the iconic fast food chain known as McDonald's has announced plans to replace cashiers at 2,500 locations with automated ordering kiosks. Since the announcement, McDonald's has attempted to assuage fears that the rollout of automated kiosks will result in a loss of employment for the company's current workers. "Our CEO, Steve Easterbrook, has said on many occasions that self-order kiosks in McDonald's restaurants are not a labor replacement. They provide an opportunity to transition back-of-the-house positions to more customer service rules such as concierges and table service where they truly engage with guests and enhance the dining experience," said a spokeswoman for McDonald's. (34) I cannot help but be skeptical of McDonald's claim that these kiosks will not result in a loss of jobs. Do they really believe that McDonald's customers want table service? It is far more likely that McDonald's is making this change to counter the rise in minimum wage in various areas around the country. For example, the minimum wage in San Francisco, California, has been increased to fifteen dollars an hour. Following this increase, sixty restaurants have closed in San Francisco since September 2016. (35)

It is logical that automation will result in a massive loss of jobs. "If it is doing the same thing over and over again, and it doesn't require analysis, it's going to be automated. We're on the leading edge of a technology tsunami," stated Professor Ed Hess of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He further went on to say, "The question is, is this automation going to produce enough new jobs that technology itself can't do?" (36)

Another casualty of mankind's technological advancements could soon be paper money. I have noticed on numerous occasions that cashiers at grocery stores in this area are often startled when I pay with cash. On one occasion a cashier at our Piggly Wiggly store assumed I would be paying with a credit or debit card and curtly informed me that my payment "didn't go through." It was at this point that I handed her the cash that I had been holding in my hand to which she reacted with a noticeable surprise. Reactions like these are an indicator that the United States may soon go the way of nations such as Sweden where cash is seldom used. Here let it be noted that about 2,000 people in Sweden have already received a microchip implant in their hands. According to a report by The Independent, the state-owned Swedish rail company known as SJ is now allowing passengers to pay their fares with these embedded microchips. Speaking of this development, a spokesperson for SJ was quoted as saying, "As north Europe's largest train operator and one of the top 10 digital companies in Sweden, we are at the forefront of digital developments. This is an interesting project that gives us ideas of how to enhance the digital customer experience even further." In another remark, the spokesperson said regarding the microchip, "It's just a matter of days before everyone has it." (37)

The Battle For Life Is Raging

Abortion is the most heinous of all sins committed in the United States, and it happens every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every 1,000 live births in the year 2013, 200 babies were slaughtered using this barbaric practice. (38) Although abortion rates have been falling in some areas, there are still many determined Democrats and liberals who vow to continue fighting for their "right" to murder babies. In June 2017 the governor of the state of Delaware, John Carney, signed a bill that allows women in his state to abort babies in the womb at up to nine months of gestation, removing all restrictions. (39) This is truly disheartening, but thankfully there are efforts being made elsewhere to stem the tide of innocent blood.

On June 22, 2017, the liberal news outlet known as the Huffington Post published a panicked headline which declares, "Republicans Might Actually Defund Planned Parenthood This Time." (40) The article is referring to the new Senate healthcare bill, which if passed, would prevent Medicaid patients from accessing Planned Parenthood's services for one year. (41) While this is a step in the right direction, the defunding of Planned Parenthood should be permanent. Nevertheless, when news broke of this possibility, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards threw a fit. "It's as bad as we thought. The text of the Senate bill was just released, and now there's no denying the truth: This bill would devastate Planned Parenthood patients and leave millions of Americans without access to care." (42) Of course, what Richards really means by "access to care" is access to abortion, because that is the so-called service that they primarily perform. Planned Parenthood murdered 328,348 babies in 2015. (43)

Remarkably, the United States opposed a recent United Nations resolution that called for greater access to "safe abortions" under the guise of preventing violence against women. After hearing the resolution presented by Canada, United States First Secretary to the United Nations Jason Mack told the Council, which was assembled in Geneva, Switzerland, "We do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance." (44) It is my hope and prayer that efforts to stop abortion in the United States will be successful.

In closing, I urge every reader of this newsletter to continue to watch and pray as we see the condition of this world deteriorate. The mess is not pretty. However, we have the promise of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who tells us in Matthew 28:20, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Jesus also promises us in John 14:18, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." No matter what happens, God is always with His people!

Thank you all for your kind support of this newsletter. We could not do what we do without your help. Please keep us in prayer as we endeavor to continue this ministry during these challenging days. As always, our team of intercessors is ready and willing to pray for you or any prayer requests you may have. Please do not hesitate to send them our way. Each request is always given individual attention. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samuel David Meyer


01. USA Today, June 21, 2017, By William Cummings,
02. Ibid.
03. Ibid.
04. Ibid.
05. Ibid.
06. The Washington Post, June 21, 2017, By Rachel Siegel,
07. NBC News, June 20, 2017, By Mary Emily O'Hara,
08. National Review, June 7, 2017, By Ben Shapiro,
09. Ibid.
10. The College Fix, November 2, 2017, By William Nardi,
11. Ibid.
12. Life Site News, June 20, 2017, By Claire Chretien,
13. CBS News, June 19, 2017, By CBS News,
14. The Washington Post, March 15, 2017, By Elahe Izadi,
15. Reuters News Service, September 11, 2007, By Reuters News Service,
16. Bravo TV,
17. National Public Radio, May 31, 2017, By Miles Parks,
18. Ibid.
19. Ibid.
20. Time Magazine, June 2, 2017, By Melissa Chan,
21. The Guardian, June 23, 2017, By Press Association,
22. Fox News, June 23, 2017, By Fox News,
23. The New York Times, June 14, 2017, By Michael D. Shear, Adam Goldman, and Emily Cochrane,
24. Ibid.
25. The Washington Times, June 1, 2017, By Jennifer Harper,
26. Pew Research Center, September 7, 2016, By Monica Anderson,
27. Pew Research Center, December 8, 2015, By Andrew Perrin,
28. Newsmax, June 1, 2017, By Cathy Burke,
29. Business Insider, April 17, 2017, By Hayley Peterson,
30. USA Today, June 26, 2017, By Elizabeth Weise,
31. The Washington Post, June 16, 2017, By Danielle Paquette,
32. Business Insider, June 16, 2017, By Kif Leswing,
33. Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2016, By Lauren Zumbach,
34. CNBC, June 22, 2017, By Tae Kim,
35. The Fresno Bee, June 13, 2017, By Jeremy Bagott,
36. New York Post, April 30, 2017, By Ed Zwirn,
37. The Independent, June 16, 2017, By Helen Coffey,
38. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention,
39. The Christian Post, June 20, 2017, By Jay Gotera,
40. The Huffington Post, June 22, 2017, By Laura Bassett,
41. Ibid.
42. Life Site News, June 22, 2017, By Steven Ertelt,
43. Ibid.
44. Reuters News Service, June 22, 2017, By Stephanie Nebehay, Geneva, Switzerland,

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Police in Orange reports a wreck involving a motorcycle and pickup truck Feb. 22 resulted in the death of the 49-year-old motrocyclist, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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June 30, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – CARACAS– Opposition efforts to topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government are rapidly heating up, as months upon months of opposition protests have failed to make the inroads desired by the more extremist elements of the opposition and their foreign backers, particularly the United States.
With the current regime still hanging on to power despite years of economic sabotage and the funneling of millions from the U.S. to right-wing Venezuelan opposition parties, those determined to see Maduro removed from power have now turned to more drastic, violent measures in order to spark a coup.
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On Tuesday, one of the more dramatic incidents of the most recent phase of the Venezuelan crisis took place when a stolen police helicopter opened fire on the Supreme Court and the Interior Ministry. At the time the attack occurred – about 5 p.m. local time – there were an estimated 80 people still inside the Interior Ministry and the Supreme Court was in session. No deaths or injuries were reported, a fact that the Venezuelan government attributed to a quick response by national guard forces, who repelled the attacking helicopter before it could do more damage.
Maduro condemned the attack soon after it occurred, calling it a “terrorist attack” that “could have caused dozens of deaths.” Ernesto Villegas, Venezuela’s Communications and Information Minister, stated that the attack was intended to be part of an attempted coup led by extremist groups within the opposition, with full U.S. government support said to be behind them.
Villegas’ assertion that the U.S. was involved in this attack is not based on mere speculation. Pérez has been known to work for Miguel Rodríguez Torres, a former general and former minister of Venezuela’s Department of Interior Relations, Justice and Peace who is currently being investigated for his ties to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the CIA. The charges first surfaced when the Venezuelan news agency Últimas Noticias obtained an official DEA document that described Rodríguez Torres as a “key information provider” for the agency and recommended that he be secured as a protected source for the DEA and U.S. government. It also noted that 40 percent of his assets and wealth are held in the U.S. under his wife’s name.
The U.S. has long sought to oust the left-wing regime that was brought to power in Venezuela by Hugo Chávez in the late 1990s. Since Chávez’s election, the U.S. is believed to have spent between $50 to $60 million to strengthen the country’s right-wing opposition in the hope that they would win elections. Former U.S. President Barack Obama alone dedicated $5 million to “support political competition-building efforts” in Venezuela.
More recently, the U.S. Senate has been mulling over new legislation that would provide an additional $20 million for “democracy promotion” efforts in Venezuela. However, some of these efforts in the past have led to right-wing politicians and their affiliates paying protesters in cash to violently escalate opposition rallies.
Such rallies have turned increasingly violent in recent weeks, with three people burned alive by opposition protesters just in the last week. Journalists have also been targeted, with some being directly shot at and others threatened with being lynched or set aflame. Despite the violence, the Venezuelan opposition is likely to continue receiving funding from the U.S., which is eager to gain control of Venezuela’s oil reserves – the largest in the world – no matter the cost.
Whitney Webb is a MintPress contributor who has written for several news organizations in both English and Spanish; her stories have been featured on ZeroHedge, the Anti-Media, 21st Century Wire, and True Activist among others – she currently resides in Southern Chile.
The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Information Clearing House.
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