December 28, 2013

Being Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings.

Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.

But too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

Who need lessons in conservation from a smart young persons who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much?

Russia Spent $1B on Mind Control Research

[From article]
Beginning in 1917 and continuing until 2003, the Soviets poured up to $1 billion into developing mind-controlling weaponry to compete with similar programs undertaken in the United States.
While much still remains classified, we can now confirm the Soviets used methods to manipulate test subjects’ brains.
[. . .]

The paper outlines how the Soviets developed “cerpan”, a device to generate and store high-frequency electromagnetic radiation which was used to affect other objects.
“If the generator is designed properly, it is able to accumulate bioenergy from all living things – animals, plants, humans – and then release it outside,” the paper said.
The psychotronics program, known in the US as “parapsychology”, involves unconventional research into mind control and remote influence – and was funded by the government.
[. . .]

The illegal research subjected humans to experiments with drugs, such as LSD, hypnosis and radiological and biological agents. Shockingly, some studies were conducted without the participant’s knowledge.
[. . .]
He also doesn’t detail whether there are ongoing mind-control programs in the US or Russia, but there are suspicions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made mention of futuristic weaponry last year in a presidential campaign article.
[. . .]
In a more remote future, weapon systems that use different physical principles will be created (beam, geophysical, wave, genetic, psychophysical and other types of weapons). All this will provide fundamentally new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals in addition to nuclear weapons,” [Putin] wrote.

So is this evidence of the actual cause of the Navy Yard Shooting, where Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 victims after complaining about being targeted by electromagnetic radiation weapons?

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis driven by delusions
By Peter Hermann and Ann E. Marimow

Washington Post

Published: September 25, 2013

The government may be covering up their ongoing illegal experiments on unsuspecting civilians as they did in the 1970s and on less prominent occasions.  See, e.g., Ewen Cameron at McGill University, Michael D'Antonio's 
State Boys Rebellion.  They regularly use psychiatry as the panacea to discredit the victim and divert attention from the real culprits. Government researchers never admit unlawful use of human subjects or reveal the fact to persons in the government who would not remain silent. The U.S. government being the cause of random shooting of innocent civilians? Not this government. Ahh-hem!!

The USSR spent $1B on mind-control programs
By Jenni Ryall
New York Post
December 28, 2013 | 8:39am

December 23, 2013

Divorcing Dad Throws 3-year-old Son and Self From NYC High Rise

[From article]
Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn was supposed to hand over his 4-year old son to his estranged wife at a Manhattan precinct amid a bitter custody dispute between the couple, sources said.
Instead, the systems developer went to the top of the South Park Tower, across from St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital on West 60th Street, with his son, Kirill, and pitched the boy to his death before making his own fatal leap.
A source said Kanarikov, an immigrant from the Ukraine, may have had a friend who lived in the building.

Father drops toddler from high-rise, jumps to his death
By Jamie Schram, Reuven Fenton and Daniel Prendergast
New York Post
December 22, 2013 |

Notorious Chicago Woman Arrested For 397th Time

[From article]
At 51, Shermaine Miles likes going to jail.
And she ought to by now - considering she's just been arrested for the 397th time.
Other reports put the figure as high as 446 arrests.
A hated figure on the streets of Chicago's North Side, harassing passers-by and terrorizing the community, Miles has been described as 'a master at working the system'.
She fakes seizures that mean costly hospital visits, only to convince judges to delay her case and return to the streets, where she is arrested again and again, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
She knows most officers by name and is ranked in in the top 1 percent for all current CPD arrestees.

Notorious Chicago deviant arrested for the 397th time... just after she had been released from prison
Hermaine Miles - AKA Charmaine Boon - had been out of jail one month when she was arrested on Wednesday for the 397th time
The 51-year-old is notorious around Chicago's North Side area
Among her prior charges are prostitution, drinking in public, armed robbery and reckless conduct
Authorities say she 'terrorizes the community' and is 'a master at working the system'
PUBLISHED: 14:47 EST, 22 December 2013 | UPDATED: 18:59 EST, 22 December 2013

December 20, 2013

Charities, Look Before You Give

 Meaningful gifting

A timely reminder before the Holidays and our generous spirits open up our wallets How many ways can you spell
G R E E D?

THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE! SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS: As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:

[Unverified collection of allegations.]

The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

MARCH OF DIMES It is called the March of Dimes because only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.
The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
GOODWILL CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year. Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business. You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT. He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy. $0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man.


The Salvation Army Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year(plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!  

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! 

The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! 

Make a Wish: For children's last wishes. 100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude Research Hospital 100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and cannot afford to pay.
Ronald McDonald Houses All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critically ill Children in the hospital. 100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.

December 19, 2013

Obama's Abuse of Power Curbed By Court

[From article]
“The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight … to engage in what is in effect governance by ‘secret law,’” Huvelle said.

Court Rejects Obama Admin Executive Privilege Arguments
Judge dings admin for ‘cavalier attitude’ toward transparency
BY: CJ Ciaramella
December 18, 2013 1:17 pm

ObamaCare Implementation Longer Than World War II

[From article]
This week Obamacare passed an unflattering milestone. As of today, the Obama administration has spent longer botching the implementation of Obamacare than the Roosevelt and Truman administrations spent fighting and winning the Second World War.

An Obamacare Milestone
By Ed Haislmaier
December 18, 2013 5:17 PM
National Review

Palin Defends Duck Dynasty TV Star's Religious Beliefs

[From article]
Sarah Palin says the suspension of one of the stars of the show “Duck Dynasty” over recent anti-gay comments he made is an attack on free speech.
Palin re-posted a picture of her meeting with the stars of the A&E show on her Facebook page Wednesday night, writing that “intolerants” were behind the suspension of the show’s patriarch, Phil Robertson.
“Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” Palin wrote.

Sarah Palin defends 'Duck Dynasty' star
12/19/13 6:10 AM EST

Harvard University Fined For Animal Research Abuses

[From article]
an email statement from a spokesperson from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: “For an institution that receives $185 million annually in taxpayer funds alone, half of which is spent on animal experiments, a $24,000 fine for years of abusing and neglecting monkeys won’t motivate Harvard to do better by animals.
[. . .]
Harvard Medical School also released a statement saying the federal fine was appropriate. “The leadership of the school cares deeply about upholding exemplary standards of care,” it said.

At least animals used for experiments get some scrutiny. Harvard's use of human subjects without consent often get no scrutiny at all. The university did not comment on what their standards are for using human subjects without consent.

USDA Fines Harvard $24,000 After Research Monkey Deaths
19 Dec 2013, 5:12 AM PDT

Obama Commutes Sentence of Deval Patrick's First Cousin

[From article]
One of the eight federal prisoners granted sentence commutations by President Barack Obama Thursday is a first cousin of Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass), one of the president's most devoted supporters on the national political scene.
Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr. was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in Illinois federal court in 1994 of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute crack. He was 19 at the time of his arrest and 17 at the time he got involved running drugs for the Gangster Disciples gang. He is 39 today and has spent the last 19 years in prison.

Obama commuted sentence of Deval Patrick kin
12/19/13 4:53 PM EST

Abusing Copyright Laws For Censorship

[From article]
But now Correa has gone international. He’s using phony copyright claims to force American companies such as YouTube and Google to remove videos and documents that criticize his government.
Last month, more than 140 videos posted by Chevron abruptly vanished from YouTube, replaced by notices that said they were yanked due to copyright-infringement claims by a Spanish video-distribution company called Filmin.
[. . .]
But YouTube, like many Internet companies, doesn’t want to get dragged into a potentially expensive and time-consuming lawsuit over somebody else’s copyrights. So it simply took down Chevron’s videos without investigating Filmin’s claim.
[. . .]
If Correa is willing to mess with a $200 billion corporation on the Internet, then he’s certainly not going to hesitate to mess with you.
[. . .]
blogger Steinbaugh. “This abuse is growing. Any person or corporation can misuse this law to punish someone who criticizes them. It’s a real weakness in the law, which offers no incentive for Internet companies to question copyright-infringement claims, no matter how doubtful they are.”

During the few years I posted videos on YouTube, persons claiming to be the "copyright holder" filed complaints with YouTube alleging violations. Under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, if the provider (YouTube) takes down a video, the poster can appeal. YouTube notifies the "copyright holder" of the appeal. The "copyright holder" has 10 days to go to court to file a complaint. If they do not YouTube must repost the video. It is an inconvenience but it does weed out the fake claims and claimants. After a few months of such complaints I learned it was a Boston Police officer who was making the fake claims. YouTube does not investigate the claimants to ensure they are legitimate.

Glenn Garvin commentary
Phony copyright claims exploit holes in U.S. Internet law

Thursday December 19, 2013 5:35 AM

Proposed Reforms of School Committee Ignore Union Influence

[From article]
But having a City Councilor chair the School Committee is a mistake. City councilors do not run for School Committee. For weeks and months in advance of each election, they speak to residents about issues of zoning, planning, housing, small business development, etc., and hardly ever about schools.
School Committee elections revolve around the schools, and the candidates spend time learning voters’ views on school issues and publicizing their own plans and ideas. Over time, incumbent councilors and School Committee members develop very different areas of expertise. School Committee members become knowledgeable about all of the schools in the system. They learn the school budget process and get to know the strengths and weaknesses of various administrative leaders. They spend a large amount of time becoming well versed about school issues. A number of School Committee members bring institutional knowledge from year to year and have developed long-term expertise about school issues and about parents. They also have an in depth knowledge about teacher and administrator personalities.

Curious that this reform proposal and most all of the election rhetoric omitted any discussion of the role of the eight unions making school policy. Why is that not a matter for concern by voters and elected officials?

COLUMN: Let Cambridge School Committee choose its own chair
By Janneke House and Avi Green
Cambridge Chronicle
Posted Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Punishing Religious Beliefs

[From article]
It is even worse, of course, when it is the government that penalizes those who hold Biblical views. That should be anathema in America. While A&E exercised its rights, in a growing number of incidents, government has not respected the free-contract and free-speech rights of Americans.
[. . .]
These and other laws are creating a climate of intolerance and intimidation for citizens who believe that we are created male and female, that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and that sexual relations are properly reserved for marriage. These state and local laws are used to trump fundamental civil liberties such as freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion.

Penalizing Those Who Hold Biblical Views of Marriage
By Ryan T. Anderson
December 19, 2013 4:07 PM
National Review

Impeachment of Clinton Needs Thorough Evaluation

[From article]
Some may argue over whether Clinton’s perjury and obstruction of justice amounted to “high crimes or misdemeanors,” but the case needs to be established for the record that Clinton did, without a doubt, perjure himself and obstruct justice. (I believe he also suborned perjury, among other misdeeds.) Moreover, it just wasn’t true that Republicans were obsessed with Clinton’s sexual misconduct; indeed, it was an amazing bit of jujitsu for the Clintonites to make illicit sex a defense,

Impeachment, 15 Years Later
By Quin Hillyer
December 19, 2013 1:47 PM
National Review

December 18, 2013

Young Man Charged With Deceiving the Harvard University Student Newspaper and Campus Police

Harvard student arrested in finals week bomb scare
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Boston Herald
By: John Zaremba

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This gentle man should move for dismissal of all charges based on unequal protection of the laws. Obama enforces and changes laws capriciously, and arbitrarily. Eric Holder enforces civil rights laws in a race based manner, and ignores other laws. Sheriffs across the nation ignore gun control laws. In Cambridge, MA Harvard University ignores inconvenient development laws, state laws on possession of weapons/firearms, U.S. laws on using human subjects for medical research, discrimination laws based on disability and age, housing laws on entering the premises of tenants without permission, i.e., trespass, and assorted other city, state and U.S. laws. Why should this one student be prosecuted for a violation of laws on distortion, misinformation? It is clearly unequal protection of the laws, selective enforcement of laws. It is one more shameful abuse of power and waste of taxpayer funds and tax exemption by this abusive corrupt corporation now worth $32 billion. How often does Obama and Holder mislead the public, lying on national forums? Daily??? How often does the Massachusetts governor, one more Harvard College and Harvard Law School graduate lie to voters? Do city and campus police, lawyers, prosecutors lie? Why is this one gentle man being persecuted for lying?  He did not commit a violent act. All he did was use words to deceive and to mislead. Isn't that what Obama and Holder, campus police, prosecutors do regularly? Is that how the gentle man learned how to lie and to deceive? Is he only imitating the leaders and public safety officers of the nation?

Harvard Sophomore Charged in Bomb Threat
December 17, 2013

Obama Promotes Health Care At Cyber Security Conference

[From article]
'That wasn't what we came for,' a vice-president of a company whose CEO attended told Mail Online. 'We really didn't care for a PR pitch about how the administration is trying to salvage its internal health care tech nightmare.'
One executive said that meeting participants were dead-set against straying from the principal focus of the meeting – the uncomfortable and legally untenable position they are in when the National Security Agency demands access to their digital records.

Obama 'hijacks' tech executive meeting to make 'PR pitch' on Obamacare website fix instead of dealing with NSA surveillance
'We didn't really care for a PR pitch' about Obamacare, said one executive
The White House telegraphed in advance that the president wanted to talk up his efforts to fix, but no one in the room was interested
Tech executives gathered in the Roosevelt Room to discuss the NSA's overreach in seizing their digital records
A federal judge ruled Monday that the practice violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantees against unreasonable searches
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 15:59 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:16 EST, 17 December 2013

Civil Rights Attorney Harassed by Government Spooks, Liberal TV Propagandists

[From article]
“This case is based on Larry Klayman’s tin-foil hat paranoia about the NSA being after him. He had some fantasy that the NSA was after him. This case is not about Larry Klayman, it’s about the metadata program that affects everybody, but the idea that Larry Klayman is the representative is simply outrageous,” Toobin said. “He is a professional litigant and lunatic who should not be a representative of the very important issues of this case.”
This is a classic example of how liberals use personal attacks to discredit not only conservatives, but also anyone who disagrees with them. The first rule of propaganda is personal attacks. Socialists and Communists employ propaganda regularly. The dumbed down population of the U.S. is clueless about being skeptical about what politicians and advocacy journalists say. MSNBC is obsessed with leftists propaganda. Klayman showed enormous courage appearing on that misguided television propaganda outlet.

Larry Klayman in huge CNN smackdown
12/18/13 6:36 AM EST

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[From article]
Larry Klayman, a WND commentary contributor and founder of Judicial Watch and, more recently, FreedomWatch, told WND that once his allegations that the federal government was violating the Constitution with its “watch-every-call” strategy hit the courts, he noticed problems with his email.
“People began receiving from me emails that I had never sent,” Klayman told WND, suggesting harassment in response to his work. “The government just wanted me to know they were watching me.”

Really??? And when I complain about computer tampering they say I'm paranoid.

'The government just wanted me to know they were watching me'
Published: December 16, 2013

Putin Protects Traditional Values in Cultural Wars

[From article]
The “destruction of traditional values” in these countries, he said, comes “from the top” and is “inherently undemocratic because it is based on abstract ideas and runs counter to the will of the majority of people.”
Does he not have a point?
Unelected justices declared abortion and homosexual acts to be constitutionally protected rights. Judges have been the driving force behind the imposition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.
[. . .]
While his stance as a defender of traditional values has drawn the mockery of Western media and cultural elites, Putin is not wrong in saying that he can speak for much of mankind.
[. . .]
the American people have never been more alienated or more divided culturally, socially and morally.

Pat Buchanan appreciates Russian leader's 'moral clarity' in condemning U.S. progressives
Published: December 16, 2013


Limiting Campus Police Jurisdiction A National Issue

[From article]
Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the school and into the surrounding neighborhoods, blurring a town-gown divide that colleges say is arbitrary when it comes to crime.
[. . .]
a proposed expansion of authority has stirred concerns in Washington, D.C., where residents say university police don't have the same level of training or transparency requirements as the city police. Campus police officers in the city have arrest powers on campus but participate in a separate, shorter training academy. And because private colleges generally aren't compelled by public records law to release the same information as public institutions and government agencies, some are concerned about a lack of accountability to the city and its residents.
"If one of their policemen acted inappropriately, there would be hardly any recourse. We'd have no information, no follow-up," said Ken Durham

None of this discussion addresses abuses of power which does happen on occasion by misguided officers. In one case at Harvard University an eager ambitious officer did a prominent professor a favor by arresting a person whose constitutionally protected speech and behavior offended the professor. The University refused to address the abuse of power. 

Another element of this is the lack of accountability, and over sight. Private police are answerable only to their employers. Large prominent university corporations, like Harvard University with $32 billion endowment have little respect for eccentric individuals, and critics. They will abuse their power as regular city and state fully trained officers will do. But the lack of accountability creates barriers to uncovering the abuses. At Harvard University, their police have been known to cover up felonies committed by university employees. They also abuse their powers as personal favors. It is important to limit the authority and jurisdiction of these campus police wannabes.

Dec 17, 4:29 PM EST

Teen Gang Beat Rob 69-year-old Man

[From article]
Police said the victim was riding his bike in front of Catalina Elementary School on Monday evening when he was approached by 7 to 8 juvenile males.
The group then forced the victim off of his bike and to the ground, kicking him and hitting him with a tree branch, according to the report.

Group beat up 69-year-old man, stole bike, Orlando police say
7 to 8 juvenile males sought in robbery
Published On: Dec 17 2013 01:12:57 PM EST Updated On: Dec 17 2013 05:15:37 PM EST

LI NY Gentle Man Charged With Seven Knockout Attacks

[From article]
A Long Island man will be charged with punching out seven men as part of the “knockout” game, according to a spokesman for the Suffolk County Prosecutors office.
Darryl Mitchell, 20, of North Amityville will be arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court for allegedly slugging the victims — two of them over the age 65 — in confirmed incidents of the violent game, the spokesman said.

L.I. thug to face charges in seven ‘knockout’ attacks
By Antonio Antenucci
December 17, 2013 | 6:40pm
New York Post

Iran Nuke Agreement Void

[From article]
On Sunday, an editorial in the daily Kayhan, published by the office of “Supreme Guide” Ali Khameini, claimed that the “six month” period of the accord was meaningless and that a final agreement might “even take 20 years to negotiate.”

Iran nuke deal quietly collapses
By Amir Taheri
December 16, 2013 | 9:34pm
New York Post

Being Right Leads To Happiness

[From article]
“It seems that being right, however, is a cause of happiness, and agreeing with what one disagrees with is a cause of unhappiness,” they wrote. They also noted that “the availability of unbridled power adversely affects the quality of life of those on the receiving end.”,0,5791072.story#axzz2noFoJyrq

Happiness is overrated: It's better to be right, study finds
By Karen Kaplan
December 17, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

Indian Diplomat Arrested, Strip Searched

[From article]
The row follows the arrest last week in New York of Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general in the city, who has been accused of visa fraud and of making false statements on an application for her housekeeper to work for her in the US.
Indian officials said she was arrested and handcuffed last Thursday as she dropped off her daughter at school, then strip-searched and kept in a cell with drug addicts before posting $250,000 bail.
[. . .]
A senior member of India’s main opposition party said India should arrest gay partners of US diplomats living in India.
[. . .]
He added: “Now, after the Supreme Court ruling, it is completely illegal in our country. Just as paying less wages was illegal in the US. So, why doesn’t the government of India go ahead and arrest all of them?”

The Indian Government could also argue selective enforcement of laws. Obama and Holder enforce laws capriciously and arbitrarily. Like Harvard University they promote laws as optional. Inconvenient laws may be ignored. These charges should be dismissed.

India-US row over escalates over arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York


Tuesday 17 December 2013

Dumbed Down Population Clueless

[From article]
Mark Twain and Will Rogers both examined and excoriated politicians of their day in some of the most amusing descriptions imaginable, to the point where their humorous characterizations of politicians have become trite but accurate to this day.
Our decades of cultural laughter over their famous words and routines has unfortunately helped to camouflage the growth and danger of a dominating political class in this nation. This domination, aided and abetted by print, network and movie media enablers, has duped the citizens of this country into thinking our government is the source and dispenser of citizen rights and authority.
Our Constitution has been shape-shifted into a small c word, by virtue of the arrogance of politicians and their powerful bureaucracies controlling an ever-meek citizenry dumbed-downed enough to not know they have the legal authority and control the politicians do not.

Anarchy (or not) for Christmas
By Art Hyland
December 16, 2013

Obama Stealing Phrases

[From article]
On the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s death, Obama declared in remarks from the White House: “He achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he’s gone home. He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages.”
Obama’s eloquence was uncharacteristic, but it was of course borrowed without attribution. He took for the occasion the words reportedly spoken by Secretary of War Stanton at the Petersen House on the death of Abraham Lincoln: “Now he belongs to the ages.”


Journalists As Admired As Lawyers

[From article]
In the Gallup survey, TV reporters were barely more popular than advertising salespeople, state-level politicians, car salesmen, members of Congress, and lobbyists with just 20 percent of respondents saying they had a favorable opinion. They were tied with lawyers.
Print newspaper reporters fared slightly better at 21 points. The most respected professions overall were nurses, pharmacists, grade school teachers, medical doctors, and military officers.

Journalists Place Near Bottom in Poll Ranking Public Respect for Professions
By Matthew Sheffield
December 17, 2013 | 15:12

December 16, 2013

EPA Employee Used Fake CIA Employment To Avoid Work While Getting Paid

[From article]
“With the help of his therapist,” wrote attorney John Kern, “Mr. Beale has come to recognize that, beyond the motive of greed, his theft and deception were animated by a highly self-destructive and dysfunctional need to engage in excessively reckless, risky behavior.” Kern also said Beale was driven “to manipulate those around him through the fabrication of grandiose narratives … that are fueled by his insecurities.”

Here another example of using psychiatry to avoid accountability. At then same time government uses allegations of mental illness to deprive citizens of Second Amendment rights. If anyone with a nexus to psychiatry is arrested, police and prosecutors use the phrase, "a history of mental illness" to describe their suspects. Isn't psychiatry grand? It is the social sciences equivalent of baking soda. It is used for cleaning, for baking, for brushing teeth and to remove rust. The all purpose personal opinion discipline masquerading as science.

Climate change expert's fraud was 'crime of massive proportion,' say feds
By Michael Isikoff
NBC News National Investigative Correspondent

Gun Laws Unenforced by Sheriffs in Colorado, Elsewhere

[From article]
Some sheriffs, like Sheriff Cooke, are refusing to enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be “a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it. All but seven of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.
[. . .]
In New York State, where Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed one of the toughest gun law packages in the nation last January, two sheriffs have said publicly they would not enforce the laws — inaction that Mr. Cuomo said would set “a dangerous and frightening precedent.”

If Obama can enforce or not enforce sections of his signature health care law, why is it a problem for Sheriffs to decline to enforce laws they do not like? Law enforcement agencies have legal discretion about what laws to enforce. The president is obligated to enforce the laws by the Constitution.

Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control
Published: December 15, 2013

December 14, 2013

Fraud Uncovered in Afghanistan. Surprise That Inspector General Keeps His Job

[From article]
the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan — the group in charge of training and developing the Afghan security forces — couldn't account for $230 million in spare parts it had ordered. Meanwhile, another $130 million parts were ordered without anyone knowing if the parts were on-hand or not. As it turns out, the Afghan National Army isn't keeping accurate records of which parts it has in stock, and because the spigot in Washington blasts money as though it were through a fire hose, whenever they need a new part, they just order it and send you the bill.
In a different release, the SIGAR reported that in at least one case, you were paying $500/gallon for diesel fuel. (The market price cap for diesel in Afghanistan is $5/gallon.) You might be surprised to learn that Sayed Bilal Sadath Construction Company, the contractor who received the $300,000 overpayment, hasn't sent it back. And why would they? They were paid $200,000 for thermostats only worth $2,000, and nobody complained.

How one inspector general is fighting fraud and waste in Afghanistan
John Sopko has done his job so well it's hard to believe he's been allowed to keep it
By D.B. Grady
November 22, 2013

FBI Enables Dirty Work of NSA

[From article]
When the media and members of Congress say the NSA spies on Americans, what they really mean is that the FBI helps the NSA do it, providing a technical and legal infrastructure that permits the NSA, which by law collects foreign intelligence, to operate on U.S. soil. It's the FBI, a domestic U.S. law enforcement agency, that collects digital information from at least nine American technology companies as part of the NSA's Prism system. It was the FBI that petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order Verizon Business Network Services, one of the United States' biggest telecom carriers for corporations, to hand over the call records of millions of its customers to the NSA.
[. . .]
One former law enforcement official said the DITU helped build the FBI's Magic Lantern keystroke logging system, a device that could be implanted on a computer and clandestinely record what its user typed. The system was devised to spy on criminals who had encrypted their communications. It was part of a broader surveillance program known as Cyber Knight.
[. . .]
But having the DITU act as a conduit provides a useful public relations benefit: Technology companies can claim -- correctly -- that they do not provide any information about their customers directly to the NSA, because they give it to the DITU, which in turn passes it to the NSA.
But in the government's response to the controversy that has erupted over government surveillance programs, FBI officials have been conspicuously absent. Robert Mueller, who stepped down as the FBI's director in September, testified before Congress about disclosed surveillance only twice, and that was in June, before many of the NSA documents that Snowden leaked had been revealed in the media. On Nov. 14, James Comey gave his first congressional testimony as the FBI's new director, and he was not asked about the FBI's involvement in surveillance operations that have been attributed to the NSA. Attorney General Eric Holder has made few public comments about surveillance.

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work
This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.
NOVEMBER 21, 2013

College Professor Charged With Homicide Of Man Accused of Raping His Girfriend

[From article]
Prosecutors are calling the murder of Gonzalo Ramirez a 'revenge killing.'
They allege that on 15 April, 1995, a 20-year-old Esparza was at a bar with a group of friends, including former boyfriend Gianni Van, when she pointed out Ramirez, claiming he had raped her in her dorm room at Pomona College a few months earlier.
According to the prosecution, Esparza, Van, Kody Tran, Diane Tran and Shannon Gries followed Ramirez when he left the bar in the early hours of the following morning.
They intentionally rear-ended his vehicle, say prosecutors, forcing him to get out of the car to inspect the damage.
He was then kidnapped. His body was found on the side of Sand Canyon Road in Santa Ana hours later.

Professor charged over 1995 murder of the man who raped her at college after her ex-boyfriend 'stabbed him to death in revenge attack'
Norma Patricia Esparza, 39, has been taken into custody for the murder of Gonzalo Ramirez in 1995
She was offered a plea deal but rejected it, saying it would be 'a lie'
She says Ramirez raped her
Esparza's then ex-boyfriend Gianni Van and others murdered Ramirez in revenge
Ramirez was found on the side of an Orange County road hacked to death with a meat cleaver
Esparza says she was later pressured to marry Van so that she would not have to testify against him
Police reopened the case after the pair divorced and arrested Esparza when she returned to the U.S. for a conference
Esparza is a psychology professor in Geneva, Switzerland
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 09:15 EST, 22 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:02 EST, 22 November 2013

Obama Continues Promoting Racist School Policies

[From article]
“What this means is that whites and Asians will get suspended for things that blacks don’t get suspended for,” because school officials will try to level punishments despite groups’ different infraction rates, predicted Hans Bader, a counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Bader is a former official in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, and has sued and represented school districts and colleges in civil-rights cases.

Obama backs race-based school discipline policies
1:18 AM 07/27/2012

Senate Rules Changes Won't Prevent Delays

[From article]
Senate rules provide other ways beyond the now-curtailed filibuster to obstruct nominees. Hearings can be boycotted. Routine procedural approvals can be withheld. New Capitol Hill ambushes can be plotted, perhaps with tactics not yet seen. For a truly motivated minority, losing one weapon means it’s time to pick up another.

New Senate rules won’t cure all the delay and disharmony
McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 22, 2013

Obama Lies Because He Knows He Can Fool People

[From article]
But there’s a deeper reason he and his people lied: They did it because they could. They did it because nearly five years in the White House had given Obama and his team confidence they would not face the music and they could finesse the problems until they got fixed.

The list of scandals is not all inclusive. Pigford, e.g., is omitted.

Why Obama can’t wave away this scandal
By John Podhoretz
November 23, 2013 | 9:30am
New York Post

Man Pretending to Be Policeman, Kidnapped, Raped Woman

[From article]
The suspect asked the woman to get out of her vehicle, handcuffed her, and put her in the back of his car, where the assault took place,
[. . .]
He was wearing a dark blue long-sleeved uniform with no patches, a gold star-shaped badge, a gold name tag with numbers on it, a police belt with a baton and handcuffs, and sunglasses. The victim did not see a handgun or radio on the belt and did not remember any lights on the exterior of the suspect's vehicle, which had vinyl seats but did not have a prisoner cage.
[. . .]
Police have asked the public to be on the lookout for the vehicle and if you believe you are being pulled over by someone who may not be a police officer, call 911 and drive to a well-lit location before stopping.

Man pretending to be cop sexually assaults woman on I-35E
Posted on November 22, 2013 at 7:58 PM
Updated yesterday at 12:31 AM

One Person Can Thwart Integrity of Entire Criminal Justice System

She was faking drug tests. That is how one person thwarted all legal protections of a state's criminal justice drug testing laboratory. Here's my question. How many other parts of a local, state or U.S. government have similar negligent or criminal employees with degrees and who are paid six figure salaries who also do not do their job? How many police officers or court officers or lawyers write fantasy reports which remain in computer systems forever? How many EPA officials, inspectional services officers, city clerks, etc?

Annie Dookhan’s guilty plea puts focus on system
Saturday, November 23, 2013
By: O’Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald

Blaming Mental Illness As Irrational As Blaming Guns For Violence

If mental illness causes crime and violence it is an easy matter to incarcerate all persons accused of mental illness. There is no causal connection between violence/crime and mental illness. It is an irrational belief promoted by the psychiatric industry and the human services industrial complex (MA State Rep. Marie Parente's term). Conflating mental illness with crime makes it easy to isolate individuals and to discredit them. It is also good for business. Psychiatry was used extensively by Stalin and Hitler to silence critics and to incarcerate them. In Cambridge persons who disagree with liberals are declared mentally ill. Psychiatry is a media creation promoted for 75 years as a business wasting taxpayer money. It is a means of social control with no due process protections. But since laws are optional in Massachusetts what difference does that make?

They’ve Got It All Wrong
November 6, 2013
Harvard Crimson

Lincoln Not Opposed to Secession By Southern States

[From article]
Maryland Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel said, "Any attempt to preserve the Union between the States of this Confederacy by force would be impractical, and destructive of republican liberty." The northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace. Just about every major Northern newspaper editorialized in favor of the South's right to secede. New York Tribune (Feb. 5, 1860): "If tyranny and despotism justified the Revolution of 1776, then we do not see why it would not justify the secession of Five Millions of Southrons from the Federal Union in 1861."

The Real Lincoln
Walter E. Williams
Mar 27, 2002

School Official Charged In Ohio Rape

[From article]
An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players, the state's attorney general said Monday.

School superintendent among 4 charged in inquiry of Ohio teen rape case
Published November 25, 2013
Associated Press

How NYC Buries Its Poor

[From article]
In the last few years the old cemetery filled up, so the burials moved to Hart Island's south side. In 2010, there were 695 adults and 504 babies buried there. Four days a week, prisoners from Riker's Island lay plain pine boxes into two mass graves. In the adult grave, coffins are stacked three high. It will be filled with between 150 and 165 bodies (depending on the number of extra-wide coffins), plus separate coffins for body parts, and covered with 36 inches of dirt. The other grave, for fetuses and stillborn babies, will be loaded with 1,000 miniature coffins buried five deep. Both trenches are already open, dug by a yellow Caterpillar backhoe.
[. . .]
In 2011 she [Melinda Hunt] founded the Hart Island Project, a charity that helps families around the world search for relatives who went missing in New York, and who may be buried in the potter's field.

The invisible island where New York buries its poor and unidentified
Nearly one million people are buried in mass graves off of the Bronx. But the city prefers you know nothing about it.
By Christopher Maag, Narratively
November 24, 2013

Thefts From Non Profits Go Unpunished

[From article]

“A lot of organizations that have these problems shy away from prosecuting, because they don’t want the publicity and they don’t want donors to shy away from them,” said Chicago lawyer and charity consultant Jack B. Siegel. “Organizations look for every way possible to minimize the disclosure. It’s in no one’s interest at the charity to make it public.”
Charity fraud specialist Gary Snyder called public disclosure essential. “If people are allowed to walk away, they will just go somewhere else,” he said.

Nonprofit groups often seek restitution, not prosecution, when money goes missing
By Joe Stephens and Mary Pat Flaherty
Published: November 23, 2013

U.S. Rep. Rangel Urges Obama To Drop Charade of Democracy

[From article]
Charlie Rangel told NY1 that “President Obama should drop the charade of democracy and rule directly through executive orders.”

Charlie Rangel: “Drop the charade of democracy”
Written by Allen West
November 25, 2013

Scientists Continue Search For Mind Control Techniques

[From article]
Doctors in the US have induced feelings of intense determination in two men by stimulating a part of their brains with gentle electric currents.
The men were having a routine procedure to locate regions in their brains that caused epileptic seizures when they felt their heart rates rise, a sense of foreboding, and an overwhelming desire to persevere against a looming hardship.
The remarkable findings could help researchers develop treatments for depression and other disorders where people are debilitated by a lack of motivation.

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'Determination' can be induced by electrical brain stimulation
Applying an electric current to a particular part of the brain makes people feel a sense of determination, say researchers
Ian Sample, science correspondent
Thursday 5 December 2013 12.40 EST

NYPD Will Use Radiation Detectors For Super Bowl in New Jersey

[From article]
Police will deploy helicopters with sensors able to detect radiation on the ground, trained dog teams, heavily armed Hercules squads, extra surveillance cameras — and even patrol boats — along with lots of uniformed cops.

Super Bowl lockdown looming around Times Square
By Andy Soltis and Jamie Schram
December 13, 2013 | 4:12am

Scientists Suggest Humans May Live to 500

[From article]
Adding the two together might have been expected to extend longevity by 130 per cent, but the combined impact turned out to be much greater.
The research may explain why it has proved so difficult to identify single genes responsible for the long lives enjoyed by human centenarians.

Could humans live to 500 years old? Scientists believe genetic tweaks could significantly extend our lifespan
Californian scientists tweaked two genetic pathways in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans to amplify its lifespan
They said the worms lived to the human equivalent of 400 to 500 years
Research raises the prospect of anti-ageing treatments based on genetic interactions, and the next step is to investigate if the effects occur in mice
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 06:16 EST, 13 December 2013 | UPDATED: 06:40 EST, 13 December 2013

Hate Speech Leads to Arrests on Boston Bus

[From article]
A transit police report, citing MBTA video, says Galloway and the girl were riding the Route 23 bus in Codman Square just after 4 p.m.
Dec. 6 when a man sat in Galloway’s lap. Galloway, after his arrest Tuesday, told cops the man used a homophobic slur.
On the video, police said, a different man is seen pushing a woman and the juvenile is seen holding a steak knife. Someone yelled, “There’s a knife, there’s a knife,” the bus driver told cops. He stopped in front of Dorchester District Court and opened the doors.
The passengers exited and the juvenile “twisted the bottle cap of a Pepsi bottle containing a clear colored liquid as she exited the bus with Galloway,” the report says

Assault victim’s actions investigated
Officials: Hate crime may have prompted bus bleach attack
Friday, December 13, 2013
Boston Herald
By: John Zaremba

Palin Cuts Through The Political Blather, A Tax Is A Tax

[From article]
"No one can argue with the fact that Paul Ryan's compromise budget bill raises taxes and increases spending. Show me one Republican who got elected on that platform," the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote in an editorial posted online at Thursday.
"Spare America the Orwellian word games. If the government is taking money out of your pocket to fund its growing Big Brother operations, it's a tax. Whether money is taken from you via your phone bill, your airline ticket, or your income, it's a tax. If politicians can't be honest about this, it's time to go home," [Palin] said.

Palin: 'Read My Lipstick:' Budget Deal Bad
Friday, 13 Dec 2013 12:30 PM
By Lisa Barron

Fake Signer At Mandela Memorial Reflects Same Priorities As In Cambridge, MA and At Harvard University

[From article]
Jantjie, who told the press on Thursday that he suffers from schizophrenia and has been violent in the past, stood next to US President Barack Obama and other world leaders and dignitaries during the ceremony honoring the late South African president and civil rights leader in Johannesburg.
His extensive reported criminal background raises additional questions about the security protocols in place at Mandela’s memorial that permitted Jantjie to stand feet from such high profile persons.

Seems like the protocols and public safety priorities in place at the Mandela memorial service where four US Presidents attended is the same as in Cambridge MA and at Harvard University. This gentle man was allowed free movement among the political elite of the world. In Cambridge MA and at Harvard University a 70-year-old white man who was used by the FBI to fight organized crime for 15 years and was not paid one dime, is under 24/7 surveillance, harassed, ridiculed, humiliated, insulted, provoked, slandered, by local police, Harvard University campus police, crime families, and Communists who take turns conducting a 43 year criminal abuse. 

All the while the human services industrial complex (MA State Rep. Marie Parente's term), funded with $2 billion in MA taxpayer funds, stands by and watches. The Disability Rights project of the MA Attorney General calls to city officials who change the group conducting the criminal abuses. Can't blame this project. The MA Attorney General runs for Governor. She cannot be expected to address criminal abuses among city or state officials. Not likely to offend any Harvard University police or officials either. In addition she is married to a former now retired supervising Cambridge police officer. So there is little expectation that any police criminals will be held accountable in the state. Attacking an elder person who the police relentless say is disabled is the preferred target for criminal abuse by public officials. They are joined by sociopaths in crime families and their associates who enjoy tormenting vulnerable persons. Isn't that what the human services industry exists for? To identify vulnerable persons who are  likely targets for sadists?

‘Mandela signer faced murder rap in 2003’
Thamsanqa Jantjie, schizophrenic interpreter who stood feet away from Obama, reportedly has extensive criminal record including kidnapping, rape
December 13, 2013, 3:47 pm

Is Universe Collapsing?

[From article]
The universe could be about to collapse and everything in it - including us - will be compressed into a small, hard ball.
The process may already have started somewhere in our cosmos and is eating away at the rest of the universe, according to theoretical physicists.
The mind-bending concept has been around for a while, but now researchers in Denmark claim they have proven it is possible with mathematical equations.

Could the universe collapse TODAY? Physicists claim that risk is ‘more likely than ever and may have already started’
Collapse could be down to a subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson
Higgs boson is evidence for an energy field that pervades the universe
Shift in field will cause particles in it to become billions of times heavier
The new weight will squeeze all material into a small, super-hot and heavy ball, and the universe as we know it will cease to exist
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 08:39 EST, 13 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:47 EST, 13 December 2013

Doctor Charged With KIlling Pregnant Woman With Heroin For Sex

[From article]
A nine-months pregnant mother, raped and killed by a former doctor who met her for sex before administering a lethal heroin injection, had turned to prostitution to make ends meet, a court heard.
Deanna Ballman and her unborn child, planned to be called Mabel, died after the mother answered a Craigslist ad offering $200 to sleep with Ali Salim, according to a prosecutor.
Kyle Rohrer, prosecuting, said the 23-year-old was in a difficult financial situation after moving home to Ohio from Colorado, leaving her husband and trying to support two children while pregnant.

Nine-month pregnant mother raped and killed with lethal injection of heroin by man she met on Craigslist had ‘turned to prostitution to support her children’
Deanna Ballman has recently left her husband and moved states
She was about to give birth to a baby girl called Mabel when killed
A prosecutor said she turned to prostitution to make ends meet
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 07:02 EST, 13 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 EST, 13 December 2013

Star Florida College Football Player Charged With Rape. Police Slow To Investigate

Posted November 24, 2013 8:28 PM ET; Last updated December 14, 2013 3:55 PM ET

[From article]

'She was raped and they failed her': Lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser blasts investigators as she claims his FSU teammate destroyed video evidence
Investigation concluded against Jameis Winston with no charges filed by the Florida State Attorney's office last week
Florida State player is a favorite to win the Heisman trophy this year - college football's most prestigious individual award
PUBLISHED: 13:51 EST, 13 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:22 EST, 13 December 2013

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[From article]
The statement from the star football player came as it's revealed his friends told police they saw the alleged victim 'willingly' give Winston oral sex and then heard her have consensual sex with him in his apartment.
However, the accuser and her family said they were devastated by prosecutor Willie Meggs' announcement, with the woman saying she had 'grave concerns' other rape victims would be discouraged from coming forward as a result.
With no charges against him, Winston will be free to play out the rest of the season with the dominating football team and he went to training today instead of attending the press conference with his attorney, Tim Jansen.

FSU quarterback expresses thanks after it's revealed he will NOT be charged with rape as documents claim friend watched accuser willingly perform a sex act
Heisman Trophy frontrunner and FSU quarterback Jameis Winston thanked teammates, family and the State Attorney in a statement late Thursday
Earlier he was cleared of raping a woman last December
Comes as documents reveal his friends claim they saw the woman willingly give Winston oral sex before having consensual intercourse with him
Winston always maintained the sex was 'consensual'
Prosecutor insisted his position and the football schedule had in no way influenced their findings
Accuser never backed down on her allegations and she and her family are devastated by the outcome, saying they have 'grave concerns' it will discourage other victims to report rape
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 14:17 EST, 5 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:26 EST, 5 December 2013

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[From article]
The woman's family has been furious about how police in Tallahassee, Florida, handled the rape case, which was reported in December 2012.
The family says they pushed to have a DNA sample taken from Winston only to be told by a police detective that it would alert Winston and make the case public. The statement released Friday called it 'significant' that the DNA matches Winston.
[. . .]
A detective ‘told the attorney that Tallahassee was a big football town’ and that the victim should give her allegations some thought because ‘her life will be made miserable.’
The case was listed as 'open, status inactive.'
[. . .]
It was only after the Tampa Bay Times broke the story about the allegations against Winston that police referred the case to prosecutors.
The quarterback has been accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an off-campus apartment in the early morning hours of Dec 7, 2012.

She did not consent. This was a rape': Family of woman who accused FSU quarterback of assaulting her hits out at claims that sex was consensual
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is accused of sexually assaulting a woman last December
Local police advised the accuser her life 'would be made miserable' in the football town if she proceeded with the claims
The star player's DNA was confirmed Wednesday to have been in her underwear the night the incident reportedly occurred
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 14:19 EST, 23 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:25 EST, 23 November 2013

December 12, 2013

New NYPD Commissioner Supports Stop and Frisk

[From article]
Bratton emphatically endorsed stop-and-frisk as a police tactic. “First off, stop-question-and-frisk has been around forever,” he told me. “It is known by stop-and-frisk in New York, but other cities describe it other ways, like stop-question-and-frisk or Terry stops. It’s based on a Supreme Court case from 1968, Terry v. Ohio, which focused very significantly on it. Stop-and-frisk is such a basic tool of policing. It’s one of the most fundamental practices in American policing. If cops are not doing stop-and-frisk, they are not doing their jobs. It is a basic, fundamental tool of police work in the whole country. If you do away with stop-and-frisk, this city will go down the chute as fast as anything you can imagine.”

DECEMBER 5, 2013
New Yorker

Major Medicaid Fraud Ring Busted

[From article]
The feds have criminally charged nearly 50 Russian nationals for allegedly stealing from American taxpayers in a massive Medicaid scam — despite the fact that they are protected by diplomatic immunity.
The Russian diplomats and their families were living lavish New York lifestyles, enjoying exotic vacations and expensive clothing, jewelry and gadgets — all while allegedly lying about their incomes to defraud the US health-care program set up to assist the poor.

Russian diplomats charged in $1.5M Medicaid fraud
By Rich Calder, Antonio Antenucci and Kevin Fasick
December 5, 2013 | 12:12pm
New York Post

Printer 3-D Copier Can Make Working Rifle

[From article]
It takes $452 and just 24 hours to build a semi-automatic rifle that falls outside of law enforcement’s radar — thanks to modern technology.
Gilman Louie, a San Francisco venture capitalist who used to run the CIA’s venture arm In-Q-Tel, said he used a 3D printer to make part of an AR-15 that would normally come with a serial number.
Louie got around the restrictions with the help of his Makerbot printer.
Such printers let people make three-dimensional objects from designs created with software.

3D printer and $452 makes on-demand AR-15
By Kaja Whitehouse
December 6, 2013 | 7:16am
New York Post

Woman Accused Of False Cancer Claims Convicted of False Rape Claims

[From article]
A Michigan woman accused of lying for years about having cancer was convicted on Thursday in a separate case of falsely accusing two men of rape.
The jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Sara Ylen after a three-day trial in St. Clair County, 60 miles northeast of Detroit.
Ylen was charged with making up a story of two men attacking her in her Lexington home in 2012. Ylen, 38, was also convicted of tampering with evidence after police said she used makeup to create what looked like bruises.

Woman who 'faked cancer' is convicted of falsely accusing TWO men of rape as it's revealed a third man she accused spent 10 YEARS in prison before sex attack conviction was overturned
Sara Ylen was charged with making up a story of two men attacking her in her Lexington home in 2012
To prove her rape she used cosmetics to create fake bruises
One of her 'rapists' she accused in the past, James Grissom, was jailed for 10 years before he was released
Ylen also faked cancer and was given thousands of dollars in hospice care, was bathed by her friends, and was given lavish gifts
She lied to her own husband and didn't allow him to visit her is the 'hospital' after he drove hundreds of miles just to see her
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 09:54 EST, 6 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:36 EST, 6 December 2013

Fear Of Being Single Keeps People In Bad Relationships

[From article]
over 18 percent admitted they were scared about "spinsterhood" and being alone when they died. Another 6.6 percent of mostly younger responders said they were afraid of being lonely as they grew older.
In subsequent experiments and surveys, researchers discovered that both men and women were so scared to be single that they were willing to stay in unfulfilling relationships, and people who had fears of being alone were less likely to get out of a bad relationship.
[. . .]
The study was published in the December issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

December 4, 2013, 2: 27 PM
Fear of being single may drive people to settle, stay in bad relationships

Woman Sues ER Doc For Unlawful Photos

[From article]
A women admitted to a Chicago hospital in June following an alcohol binge is suing after a doctor took photos of her without her consent and posted them online.
Elena Chernyakova, 23, is claiming invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress in a $1.5million lawsuit filed against Dr. Vinaya Puppala, the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The incident took place when she was admitted to the hospital earlier this year after becoming intoxicated, she called the doctor for moral support because he was a family friend, she told WLS.

Actress sues doctor for posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram of her passed out drunk in the ER after eight hour booze binge
Elena Chernyakova, 23, was admitted to a Chicago hospital following an alcohol binge
She claims Dr. Vinaya Puppala - a friend of a friend - took photographs of her recovering and posted them on Facebook and Instagram
The aspiring model/actress has filed a $1.5million lawsuit claiming invasion of privacy
PUBLISHED: 22:08 EST, 5 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 EST, 6 December 2013

Illegal Alien Charged With Rape of Disabled Woman

[From article]
When questioned the following day by Spanish-speaking detectives, Martinez claimed initially he did not have sex with her, but changed his story later on, saying that the woman started it all by kissing him after he hugged her.
Martinez also told investigators that the woman was apparently upset over a recent break-up she had with a lesbian lover and that he had come to DeLand around 3 months ago as an illegal immigrant.

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Raping Deaf-Mute Woman In DeLand

Obama Poor Choice For First Black President

[From article]
Obama has charisma and charm, but in terms of character, values, experience and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson. In addition to those deficiencies, Obama became the first person in U.S. history to be elected to the highest office in the land while having a long history of associations with people who hate our nation, such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for 20 years, who preached that blacks should sing not "God bless America" but "God damn America." Then there's Obama's association with William Ayers, formerly a member of the Weather Underground, an anti-U.S. group that bombed the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and other government buildings. Ayers, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack, told a New York Times reporter, "I don't regret setting bombs. ... I feel we didn't do enough."
[. . .]
But there's one excuse black people can make; we can claim that Obama is not an authentic black person but, as The New York Times might call him, a white black person.

Jewish World Review
December 4, 2013/ 1 Teves, 5774
Blacks and Obama
By Walter Williams

Lesbian Waitress, Lied About Anti Gay Receipt, Fired

[From article]
Dayna Morales, a 22-year-old former Marine, claimed last month that a family of four who racked up a $93.55 bill at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Branchburg, N.J., left her no tip, only a note saying they couldn’t leave any extra cash for her service because they “do not agree with your lifestyle.”
Morales quickly emailed the story to a gay advocacy website and later posted a photograph of the purported check on her Facebook page. The alleged incident made national headlines and resulted in thousands of dollars being donated to Morales, who said she would send all proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.
[. . .]
The couple accused of leaving the note for Morales has since denied doing so, telling NBC 4 New York they did in fact leave an $18 tip on the $93 bill. The unidentified couple also provided the station a credit card statement that indicated the tip, according to the report.
NBC News has also reported that a Pentagon source said Morales was dismissed from the Marine Reserve Corps in May because she was not attending drills and that she was discharged under “less than honorable” conditions.

Waitress in anti-gay receipt flap reportedly issuing refunds to donors
Published December 07, 2013

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NJ waitress in anti-gay tip flap loses job
Published December 07, 2013

New Science May Lead To Mind Reading

[From article]
Using a novel method, the researchers collected the first solid evidence that the pattern of brain activity seen in someone performing a mathematical exercise under experimentally controlled conditions is very similar to that observed when the person engages in quantitative thought in the course of daily life.
“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences and director of Stanford’s Human Intracranial Cognitive Electrophysiology Program. Parvizi is the senior author of the study, to be published in Nature Communications.
[. . .]
The finding could lead to “mind-reading” applications that, for example, would allow a patient who is rendered mute by a stroke to communicate via passive thinking. Conceivably, it could also lead to more dystopian outcomes: chip implants that spy on or even control people’s thoughts.

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, Stanford scientists say
By PressRelease

Senate Chief of Staff Charged With Child Porn, Two DC Officers Also

[From article]
The investigation is being led the the the Postal Inspection Service. Spokeswoman Lori McCallister tells National Journal that her agency conducted a "law enforcement" action in Southeast D.C. Wednesday morning. "All documents related to the law enforcement action are under seal," she said.

See also arrest of two Washington DC policemen. One was found dead in Potomac River. Any connection between these three? If police act as if they are unaccountable to the laws, why not chiefs of staff to prominent U.S. Senators? See below.

Sen. Lamar Alexander's Chief of Staff Put on Leave Following Child Pornography Allegations
The Tennessee Republican is "stunned" about his staffer, Ryan Loskarn.
By Matt Berman, Brian Resnick and Elahe Izadi
December 11, 2013

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According to documents filed in federal court, a 16-year-old girl who had gone missing told police that the officer bought sexy clothes for her and set up a “date” for her with an older white male for $80. The girl, who had been missing for a week, told police that six other women had also worked out of the home in the 3066 Stanton Road SE.
The incident comes just four days after the arrest of another D.C. police officer who was accused of taking nude pictures of a runaway teenager after she returned home. Police are investigating whether the two cases are related.

D.C. police officer under investigation for sex trafficking after runaway teen, drugs found at home
December 5, 2013 
By Scott McCabe

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The investigation comes just days after another 7th Division officer, Marc Washington, 32, was arrested and charged with child pornograpy for allegedly taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl after she had returned home after being reported missing.
Prosecutors say he told the girl he had to take photos of her injuries, even though she protested she didn't have any. He made her take off her bra and boxer shorts and photographed her.
At a hearing Thursday, it was revealed Washington had hundreds of similar pictures on a digital camera, some of domestic violence victims.
Authorities say the two cases are unrelated.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L Lanier said in a statement that the department 'is very concerned about the recent allegations of egregious conduct.'

D.C. police officer under investigation for allegedly running teen girl prostitution ring
Police found a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing at officer Linwood Barnhill's apartment
She told officers he had taken nude photos of her and arranged for her to have sex for money
She was told her working name would be 'Juicy'
Officers seized computers, cell phones, high heeled shoes, lingerie, marijuana and a large number of condoms
Six other women allegedly prostituted themselves for Barnhill, 47
He is a 24-year veteran of the 7th District Police Department
An online photo account attributed to Linwood contains pictures of drugs, uniformed police handling wads of cash and semi-naked young women
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 10:57 EST, 6 December 2013 | UPDATED: 13:14 EST, 6 December 2013