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8 hours ago

Jul 3 - Federal Heights Cop Fired For Brutality (Full BodyCam Video)

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| By ItsAlwaysMe - 8 hours ago


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Fired Federal Heights cop pleads guilty to assaulting suspect

A former Federal Heights Police Department officer pleaded guilty to attempted assault in June after he lost his cool with a robbery suspect, slinging the man into a refrigerator and punching him inside a holding cell.

Mark Magness, who was fired in December after the incident, was sentenced to one year of probation and will pay court costs.

It was the second time in Magness' career that he was criminally charged for using excessive force against a suspect. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was allowed to remain a Federal Heights police officer.

Chief Karl Wilmes said he did not know why Magness was not terminated in 2009. He was not the chief during that investigation and told The Denver Post on Tuesday that he didn't know the facts of the first case.

VIDEO: See body cam footage involving Officer Mark Magness

However, he fired Magness on December 29 after fellow officers reported the incident to their commanders.

"The message is that this police department, and all police departments really, have a high degree of professional standards," Wilmes said. "When violations come to our attention we take those seriously."

Magness and a second officer involved in the December arrest recorded the encounter on their body cameras.

Wilmes declined to name the second officer or disclose how that officer had been punished for his involvement, saying it was a personnel issue. The second officer remains on the force.

Don Sisson, Magness' attorney, said his client no longer works in law enforcement. The firing will not be appealed, he said.

The video began as the suspect arrived at a police station in the back of a patrol car. He was lying across the seat with his hands cuffed behind his back.
(Body cam footage from Federal Heights Police Brutality case)

When the suspect said he couldn't get out, Magness dragged him out the door and onto the ground. They pulled the man to his feet, and he appeared to be drunk and unstable.

As Magness escorted the suspect into the station, he flung him into a refrigerator. The man's face was cut.

Once inside the police station, Magness shouted and cursed at the suspect. And when the suspect took a swing at the officer while in a holding cell, Magness jumped on him and began punching.

Magness also shoved a restraint chair across the station, sending a metal garbage can careening through the room. He ordered the other officer to tie the suspect into the chair while he held the man down while squeezing his temples.

At one point, the suspect said, "Ow!"

Magness replied, "No, this is 'ow,'" as he drove a finger into the man's neck.

He also told the suspect, "You picked the wrong cops to fight with, man."

The other officer was seen motioning toward Magness in an effort to remind him that the body cameras are rolling. Magness also told the other officer not to worry about calling for medical help because the suspect's face was bleeding.

"I don't care," Magness said. "Strap him in the chair."

Once a sergeant arrived, Magness told him the suspect had taken a swing at him.

"I busted him up," Magness said on the video. "I take full responsibility."
http://www.denverpost.com... ulting-suspect

 
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10 hours ago

Jul 3 - Warmonger Hilary: Nuclear deal won't solve 'major problems from Iran,'

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| By Impeccable - 10 hours ago



Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a selfie with a supporter during a campaign event in Hanover, N.H., on Friday. (Photo: Reuters/Dominick Reuter)

HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton warned voters here ahead of the Fourth of July weekend that even if President Obama reaches a deal with the Iranian government over its nuclear program, the regime in Tehran will still pose a major threat to the United States.

“I so hope that we are able to get a deal in the next week that puts a lid on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, because that is going to be a singular step in the right direction,” Clinton, the former secretary of state who is now running for president as a Democrat, told about 850 spectators in an outdoor amphitheater on the Dartmouth University campus.

But Clinton, despite her words of encouragement for ObamaÂ’s efforts to reach a deal with Iran, did not wholeheartedly endorse the process.

“We don’t know yet. It’s too soon. These things always go down to the wire,” she said.

And she quickly positioned herself in a more neutral way toward the entire process, saying that even if a deal is reached, it will not reduce the need to be vigilant against Tehran.

“But even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran,” she said. “They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism. They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and to create insurgencies, to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.”

“So even if we are successful on the nuclear front, we still are going to have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to rein in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness,” Clinton said.

Negotiations over the Iranian regimeÂ’s nuclear program continued Friday in Vienna between Iran, the United States, the European Union and five other nations.

Clinton last year expressed skepticism that Iran will stick to a deal, but has cautiously supported the negotiations this spring.

The former first lady was in New Hampshire for the fourth time since declaring her candidacy in early April. She will march in a Fourth of July parade on Saturday in Gorham, north of the White Mountains.

During her remarks, Clinton also had critical words for the Obama administrationÂ’s inability to stop cyberattacks like the one conducted by what are believed to be Chinese hackers who stole the records of millions of federal employees from the Office of Personnel Management.

“We need a much better policy on cyber,” she said.

“Right now, we are attacked. Businesses are attacked. Academic institutions, health insurance companies, you name it, as well as our government, are attacked on a daily basis to vacuum up information for commercial advantage or for intelligence advantage and strategic advantage. So we’ve got to come to grips with this,” she said.

But But Democrats are anti-war

https://www.yahoo.com/pol... 141563306.html

 
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16 hours ago

Jul 3 - Only 5 black CEOs at 500 biggest companies

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| By Dave24 - 16 hours ago

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A mere five CEOs are black at the nation's 500 largest companies, according to a pro-diversity advocacy group.

"Our numbers are going south on us," said Ronald Parker, CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, an organization that works to boost diversity in corporate America.

That's no better than two years ago when Thompson took the helm at McDonald's (MCD). He became the sixth African-American CEO in the Fortune 500. That number peaked in 2007 at seven, according to Richard Zweigenhaft, a Guilford College professor who wrote a book on the subject.

The numbers are especially startling, given that 13.2% of the U.S. population is African American, according to the Census Bureau.

Corporate America's diversity problems are well-documented. Silicon Valley has been roundly criticized for being mainly white and male, and data show Wall Street hires mostly white and male bankers.

Corporate boards, too, lack racial diversity and are overwhelmingly white. That needs to change, too, Parker said, and boards need to be "very, very intentional and methodical in succession planning."

"They need to make sure that there are individuals (in the pipeline) who are getting the proper career experiences that will allow them to have the global perspective" to lead multinational companies, he said.

Intel made a splash this month when it unveiled a five-year, $300 million diversity program to build a workforce that mirrors the level of diversity among tech graduates. CEO Brian Krzanich said the company is "missing opportunities" because its workforce doesn't represent the population.

That's what Thompson has said. Shortly after his promotion, he said diversity not only boosts the company's bottom line, but "helps with the menu, too" by bringing new ideas to the table.
http://money.cnn.com/2015... ceo-diversity/



What do you all think is the reasoning for there being very few Fortune 500 CEOs that are black?

 
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18 hours ago

Jul 3 - North Korean Defector Lift's The Lid On The Worlds Most Secretive State

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| By biscuit - 18 hours ago



LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack.

But Lee and her classmates grew up convinced they lived in the "greatest nation on earth" run by a benevolent god-like leader whom they loved in the way many children love Santa Claus.

It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to discover the full horror of the government that had fed her propaganda since birth.

In a memoir published in London on Thursday, Lee gives a rare insight into the bizarre and brutal reality of daily life in the world's most secretive state.

"Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe," she writes in The Girl With Seven Names. "Nearly 70 years after its creation it remains as closed and as cruel as ever."

Lee, now a human rights campaigner living in South Korea, grew up in Hyesan next to the Chinese border. She had a close family with an array of colorful relatives including "Uncle Opium" who smuggled North Korean heroin into China.

All family life took place beneath the obligatory portraits of North Korea's revered founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il which hung in every home. Failure to clean and look after them was a punishable offence.

At supper Lee had to thank "Respected Father Leader Kim Il-sung" for her food before she could pick up her chopsticks.

Her family were well regarded and her father's job in the military meant they were not short of food. But brutality and fear were everywhere.

The faintest hint of political disloyalty was enough to make an entire family - grandparents, parents and children - disappear. "Their house would be roped off; they'd be taken away in a truck at night, and not seen again," she says.

As Lee entered her teens her world was turned upside down when her father was arrested by the secret police. He was later released into a hospital. He had been badly beaten and died soon afterwards. The circumstances remain unclear.

Lee says one of the tragedies of North Korea is that everyone wears a mask, which they let slip at their peril.

"Kindness towards strangers is rare in North Korea. There is a risk to helping others," she writes. "The state made accusers and informers of us all."

Public executions were used as a way to keep everyone in line.

Lee witnessed her first execution at seven. After Kim Il-sung's death in 1994 she recalls a spate of executions of people who had not mourned sufficiently.

FAMINE KILLS ONE MILLION

In the mid-1990s North Korea suffered a famine which killed an estimated one million people.

Lee's first inkling of the crisis came when her mother showed her a letter from a colleague's sister living in a neighboring province.

"By the time you read this the five of us will no longer exist in this world," it read, explaining that the family were lying on the floor waiting to die after not eating for weeks.

Lee, who still believed she lived in the world's most prosperous country, was stunned. A few days later she came across a skeletal young mother lying in the street with a baby in her arms. She was close to death, but no one stopped.

Beggars and vagrant children began to appear in the town and corpses turned up in the river. "The smell of decomposing bodies was everywhere," Lee said, speaking at a book launch at Asia House in London.

In her book she describes taking a train through a "landscape of hell" to visit a relative. She saw people roaming the countryside "like living dead". In the city of Hamhung she recalled people "hallucinating from hunger" and "falling dead in the street".

The government blamed the famine on U.S. sanctions, but she later learnt it had more to do with the collapse of the Soviet Union which had been subsidizing North Korea with food and fuel.

Power cuts became increasingly frequent. At night Lee would stare across the river to the twinkling lights of China and wonder at the contrast with the darkness that shrouded her own city.

Her fascination was fueled by the Chinese satellite TV she watched illegally after blacking out the windows.

One winter night in 1997 she slipped out of the house and crossed the narrow stretch of frozen river by her home with the help of a friendly guard. Lee's defection started off as a prank - she simply wanted to see what China was like.

When her mother finally tracked down her daughter to a distant relative's home in China, her first words on the phone were "Don't come back."

SAFETY IN CHANGE OF NAME

But China was not safe either. Lee lived in fear of being unmasked and deported back to North Korea, where she would have been imprisoned or even killed.

To survive she changed her name numerous times - hence the book's title.

She had many close shaves: she narrowly escaped an arranged marriage, almost became enslaved in a brothel, was kidnapped by a gang of criminals and caught and interrogated by police.

Lee managed to persuade the officers she was Chinese, thanks to her mastery of the language and her quick wits.

After years on the run she reached South Korea where North Koreans are given asylum. But she missed her family desperately.

In a daring mission she returned to the North Korean border to rescue her mother and brother and guide them 2,000 miles through China into Laos and from there to South Korea – a journey beset by disaster from start to finish.

Since settling in South Korea, Lee has become an advocate for North Korean human rights and refugee issues, addressing the United Nations and the U.S. Committee on Human Rights. Her fans include U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

The name Lee uses today is not the one she was given at birth, nor one of those forced on her by circumstance.

"It is the one I gave myself, once I'd reached freedom," she writes. "Hyeon means sunshine. Seo means good fortune. I chose it so that I would live my life in light and warmth, and not return to the shadow."

 
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22 hours ago

Jul 2 - 8th church

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| By xzhibit - 22 hours ago

http://time.com/3942688/b... /?xid=tcoshare


"Another Black Church Burns in the South, the 8th in 10 Days
Alissa Greenberg @alissaleewrites
July 1, 2015 SHARE
#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches trended on Twitter throughout the week

Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, a prominent African-American church in Greeleyville, S.C., caught fire late Tuesday. It is the eighth black church in the Southern U.S. to burn in 10 days.

Greeleyville, about 60 miles northwest of Charleston, S.C., has seen similar fires before, the Charleston Post and Courier reports. Mount Zion was burned to the ground by the KKK in 1995, part of a string of 30 fires in black churches that spanned two years.

An investigation into the fire’s cause will begin after it is safely extinguished, chief of the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division Mark Keel told the Post and Courier. He noted that the thunderstorm that pounded the town of 375 on Tuesday evening could have ignited the church. Meteorologist Pete Mohlin of the National Weather Service told the paper that there was a lot of lightning in the area around 7 p.m., but he could not say if it had caused the fire.

Parishioners across the South are surveying the damage that a string of similar fires has caused this week, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports, starting in Knoxville, Tenn., on June 21 and moving to Macon, Ga., and Gibson County, in Tennessee, on June 23; Charlotte, N.C., on June 24; Elyria, Ohio, on June 25; and Tallahassee, Fla., and Warrenville, S.C., on June 26.

Three of those fires have been ruled arson, one was determined to be caused by a falling branch and faulty wiring, and the others remain under investigation. Several have been blamed preliminarily on lightning; weather in the South this week has been turbulent.


State senator Cezar McKnight was on the scene as the fire continued to burn at 10 p.m. “South Carolina has been through a lot the last two weeks, and we’ve made the best of a terrible situation,” he said. “I would hate for this to be something somebody did on purpose to try to poison the love and fellowship.”

The Post and Courier recalled that then President Bill Clinton visited Mount Zion after it was rebuilt following the 1995 attack. His remarks at its dedication have resonance still:

“The men and women of Mount Zion have shown us the meaning of these words by refusing to be defeated and by building up this new church. Others have come together with you,” Clinton said on June 12, 1996. “The pastor told me he got contributions from all over the world to help to rebuild this church. In just a few days we’ll have a joyful noise coming out of this church … I want to ask every citizen, as we stand on this hallowed ground together, to help to rebuild our churches, to restore hope, to show the forces of hatred they cannot win.”


Man this is getting ridiculous

But help the cause if you want to donate too , if you going to say something in terms that is disrespectful....keep It to yourself

https://www.launchgood.co... ss_the_south#/

 
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22 hours ago

Image inside Jul 3 - Senior ISIS member killed

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| By Game Of Knicks - 22 hours ago

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1 day ago

Image inside Jul 2 - Daily Thot Teacher - Kimberly Lynne Umphlette banging 15 y.o. student

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| By rangerrick012 - 1 day ago

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Kimberly Lynne Umphlett, a teacher in North Carolina and employee of Dirty DickÂ’s Crab House (according to her Facebook Page), has been arrested for sex with an underage student. The New York Daily News is reporting today that 24-year old Kimberly Lynne Umphlett was arrested and charged with felonious sex offense for being in a relationship with an 11th grade student who attended Currituck County High School in the city of Barco. Court documents indicate that the sexual relationship with the student began in April of this year and continued until May. Public records indicate that Kimberly Lynne Umphlett has lived in Kill devil hills, North Carolina and Gates, North Carolina. It is unclear if the student is male or female.



Authorities learned about the case when school administrators alerted them about the inappropriate relationship. Detectives say the student confided in another teacher about the affair, leading that teacher to tell school administrators. Kimberly Lynne Umphlett was fired from her position at the Currituck County High School, where she had worked as an English teacher since August 2013.

Kimberly Umphlett turned herself in to authorities. Bond was set at $5,000. Umphlett was released after bonding out of jail. As of now, no trial date has been indicated. The number of teachers who are sexually involved with students is staggering.
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As reported by CBS, the U.S. Department of Education concluded the following:

“The study found that up to seven percent of all middle and high school students were the targets of physical sexual abuse by teachers, coaches and other adults working in the school system.() The data supports that but that there was a lot more female abuse than I imagined. One-third of the reported abuse is female to male.”
http://www.inquisitr.com/... y-high-school/






 
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1 day ago

Video inside Jul 2 - North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state (crazy story)

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| By mr_underground - 1 day ago


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack.

But Lee and her classmates grew up convinced they lived in the "greatest nation on earth" run by a benevolent god-like leader whom they loved in the way many children love Santa Claus.

It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to discover the full horror of the government that had fed her propaganda since birth.

In a memoir published in London on Thursday, Lee gives a rare insight into the bizarre and brutal reality of daily life in the world's most secretive state.

"Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe," she writes in The Girl With Seven Names. "Nearly 70 years after its creation it remains as closed and as cruel as ever."

Lee, now a human rights campaigner living in South Korea, grew up in Hyesan next to the Chinese border. She had a close family with an array of colorful relatives including "Uncle Opium" who smuggled North Korean heroin into China.

All family life took place beneath the obligatory portraits of North Korea's revered founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il which hung in every home. Failure to clean and look after them was a punishable offence.

At supper Lee had to thank "Respected Father Leader Kim Il-sung" for her food before she could pick up her chopsticks.

Her family were well regarded and her father's job in the military meant they were not short of food. But brutality and fear were everywhere.

The faintest hint of political disloyalty was enough to make an entire family - grandparents, parents and children - disappear. "Their house would be roped off; they'd be taken away in a truck at night, and not seen again," she says.

As Lee entered her teens her world was turned upside down when her father was arrested by the secret police. He was later released into a hospital. He had been badly beaten and died soon afterwards. The circumstances remain unclear.

Lee says one of the tragedies of North Korea is that everyone wears a mask, which they let slip at their peril.

"Kindness towards strangers is rare in North Korea. There is a risk to helping others," she writes. "The state made accusers and informers of us all."

Public executions were used as a way to keep everyone in line.

Lee witnessed her first execution at seven. After Kim Il-sung's death in 1994 she recalls a spate of executions of people who had not mourned sufficiently.

FAMINE KILLS ONE MILLION

In the mid-1990s North Korea suffered a famine which killed an estimated one million people.

Lee's first inkling of the crisis came when her mother showed her a letter from a colleague's sister living in a neighboring province.

"By the time you read this the five of us will no longer exist in this world," it read, explaining that the family were lying on the floor waiting to die after not eating for weeks.

Lee, who still believed she lived in the world's most prosperous country, was stunned. A few days later she came across a skeletal young mother lying in the street with a baby in her arms. She was close to death, but no one stopped.

Beggars and vagrant children began to appear in the town and corpses turned up in the river. "The smell of decomposing bodies was everywhere," Lee said, speaking at a book launch at Asia House in London.

In her book she describes taking a train through a "landscape of hell" to visit a relative. She saw people roaming the countryside "like living dead". In the city of Hamhung she recalled people "hallucinating from hunger" and "falling dead in the street".

The government blamed the famine on U.S. sanctions, but she later learnt it had more to do with the collapse of the Soviet Union which had been subsidizing North Korea with food and fuel.

Power cuts became increasingly frequent. At night Lee would stare across the river to the twinkling lights of China and wonder at the contrast with the darkness that shrouded her own city.

Her fascination was fueled by the Chinese satellite TV she watched illegally after blacking out the windows.

One winter night in 1997 she slipped out of the house and crossed the narrow stretch of frozen river by her home with the help of a friendly guard. Lee's defection started off as a prank - she simply wanted to see what China was like.

When her mother finally tracked down her daughter to a distant relative's home in China, her first words on the phone were "Don't come back."

SAFETY IN CHANGE OF NAME

But China was not safe either. Lee lived in fear of being unmasked and deported back to North Korea, where she would have been imprisoned or even killed.

To survive she changed her name numerous times - hence the book's title.

She had many close shaves: she narrowly escaped an arranged marriage, almost became enslaved in a brothel, was kidnapped by a gang of criminals and caught and interrogated by police.

Lee managed to persuade the officers she was Chinese, thanks to her mastery of the language and her quick wits.

After years on the run she reached South Korea where North Koreans are given asylum. But she missed her family desperately.

In a daring mission she returned to the North Korean border to rescue her mother and brother and guide them 2,000 miles through China into Laos and from there to South Korea – a journey beset by disaster from start to finish.

Since settling in South Korea, Lee has become an advocate for North Korean human rights and refugee issues, addressing the United Nations and the U.S. Committee on Human Rights. Her fans include U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

The name Lee uses today is not the one she was given at birth, nor one of those forced on her by circumstance.

"It is the one I gave myself, once I'd reached freedom," she writes. "Hyeon means sunshine. Seo means good fortune. I chose it so that I would live my life in light and warmth, and not return to the shadow."


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2 days ago

Image inside Jul 2 - 29 Year Old Female Teacher....... my man gettin lucky

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| By Lockwind - 2 days ago






Cops Say Female Teacher Victimized 18-Year-Old Male With Sex, Naked Selfies

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A 29-year-old female teacher is out on $5,000 bond after being arrested for having sex with an 18 year old student in Pennsylvania. The first thing we’d note is that if this was a 29-year-old male teacher with a female student the bond would probably be $500,000.

The teacher, Megan Clough, is a “learning support teacher” at the local high school and she allegedly was sleeping with the student at her home. After having sex with him she sent him nude pictures through Snapchat.

lough is charged with “institutional sex,” a charge usually filed when the victim is at least 18 but still a student. Needless to say, the nude pictures got around the school like wildfire.

Clough will potentially be fired and we seriously doubt any criminal charges will be filed. After all, she was just helping a young man sow his wild oats.

Women raping boys, especially women teachers raping boys, is an epidemic. Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, has a long running series called TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! Here’s a glimpse.


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Note that there are 38,400 results on that search, and while certainly not all of them – although we didn’t check beyond the first couple of pages – are female teachers raping their male students, you get the idea.

The shame of this is the way these women are treated in the criminal justice system. Few of them receive serious prison time, even if their victims are in middle school. For instance, the Second May 8, 2015 entry above highlights a town where five women teachers were arrested THIS YEAR for sexually assaulting boys from 13 to 15.

Hopefully we’ll start seeing some “equal rights” from our courts and these women rapists will start doing the same kind of prison time that a man would do if he was raping his female students


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2 days ago

Jul 2 - Dylann Roof's Sister Allegedly Starts GoFundMe for Cancelled Wedding

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| By Ham Rove - 2 days ago


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On Saturday, a woman who appears to be the sister of alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof started a GoFundMe page to recover the deposits she lost by canceling her June 21 wedding after her brother’s alleged massacre “destroyed [her] dream day.” Amber Roof’s page, which also sought donations to “pay bills, and to send us on our dream honeymoon,” was deleted this afternoon after raising more than $1,600.

Four days before his sister’s wedding to Michael Tyo was set to take place, Dylann Roof allegedly shot nine people to death in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. Amber and Tyo cancelled their wedding because—as the GoFundMe appeal puts it—the “media abused our privacy and published all of our wedding information and destroyed our dream day.” Also: “to mourn the lives of those lost.”

Ten days, the Tyos apparently decided, was enough time to mourn before requesting $5,000 from strangers “to cover lost wedding costs, to pay bills, and to send [them] on our dream honeymoon.” Ten percent of what they raised would, they claimed, be donated to Emanuel.

By this morning, more than 30 people had donated roughly $1,600 total, though itÂ’s unlikely Tyo or Roof will see any of that; following reports about the GoFundMe in the Washington Post and Post and Courier, the fundraising page was deleted this afternoon. The original letter is copied below.

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Dear Family & Friends,

As many of you know Michael and I had to abruptly cancel our wedding day, due to the tragedy that occurred in Charleston. June 21st was suppose to be the happiest day of our lives. It is the day every girl dreams of, it was the day we dreamed of. We had each other, we have the perfect venue, and we had our vows ready to be read. We were ready! We had planned out every detail for months and months. It was going to be the PERFECT day!

Our wedding day was suppose to be the most important and special day of our lives. It was suppose to start our lives together with our new family. Our day was the exact opposite. Our wedding day was full of sorrow, pain, and shame, tainted by the actions of one man.

The Charleston Massacre took place and our lives were forever changed. The media abused our privacy and published all of our wedding information and destroyed our dream day. Destroying the first day of Michael and my life together.

We cancelled our wedding to protect our family and mourn the lives of those lost. Many friends and family members came into town and took time off of work to be there for us. We could not ask you to do that again.

We would like the chance to start our lives on a postive note. Therefore, we have decided to start a Go Fund Me account. We know money cannot replace the wedding we lost and our perfect day, however it will help us to create new memories and a new start with our new family.

Money raised will be used to cover lost wedding costs, to pay bills, and to send us on our dream honeymoon. 10% of all funds raised will be donated to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We thank you for any contrabution you can make.

Our lives have been forever changed and touched by all the love and support you have shown us through this difficult time. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS! GOD BLESS!

Love, The TyoÂ’s

http://gawker.com/dylann-... ium=socialflow

 
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2 days ago

Jul 2 - Chicago to Apply 9% 'Netflix Tax'

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| By mr_underground - 2 days ago



Netflix service in Chicago is about to get notably more expensive. On the hunt for new revenue, Chicago's Department of Finance is applying two new rules that would impact companies like Netflix and Spotify. One covers "electronically delivered amusements" and another covers "nonpossessory computer leases"; together they form a unique and troubling new attempt by cities to tax any city resident that interacts with "the cloud. According to the Chicago Tribune, streaming service providers need to start collecting the tax starting September 1.

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The new tax is expected to net the city of Chicago an additional $12 million annually.

"The amusement tax applies to charges paid for the privilege to witness, view or participate in an amusement," states the city's new ruling (pdf). "This includes not only charges paid for the privilege to witness, view or participate in amusements in person but also charges paid for the privilege to witness, view or participate in amusements that are delivered electronically."

"Jurisdictions around the world, including the US, are trying to figure out ways to tax online services," a Netflix representative tells the Verge. "This is one approach."

http://www.dslreports.com... lix-Tax-134367

 
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2 days ago

Image inside Jul 2 - Anarchists spark chaos by burning American & Confederate flags in a Brooklyn

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| By RAZAH CUTS - 2 days ago

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CChaos broke out in a Brooklyn, New York park when an anarchist group burned both the Confederate and American flags. Bystanders and counter-protesters angered by the event showed up to defend the stars and stripes.

The flag-burning protesters, from the anti-police brutality group Disarm NYPD, took to Fort Greene Park on Wednesday evening and placed the Confederate flag in a barbecue pit. But when they began burning the American flag, bystanders, veterans and a biker group aggressively intervened and violence broke out, according to the New York Daily News.


“They’re losers looking for a few minutes of fame,” John Carroll, who pulled the American flag out of the fire, told CBS News.

According to CBS, the group began burning the flag but moved when they noticed they were outnumbered by angry people.

Disarm NYPD said on their Facebook page that the flag burning was in response to the Charleston church shooting on June 17, in which suspected shooter Dylann Roof gunned down nine African Americans in a racist attack.

“We will set fire to this symbol of oppression – the American flags – and march to honor our brothers and sisters who have fallen in the long struggle for freedom. Rise up!” they wrote.

Videos from the confrontation show protesters and bystanders getting in shouting matches and shoving.

ItÂ’s not the lofty outcome the group planned for. They said they wanted the event to start a conversation about structural racism in America.

We do not believe the ideals of America are anything to be revered. We are building something that will be much better than America. While the so-called patriots yell that we should just leave, we instead choose to dream.
One flag-burning protester, Amanda Meltzer, 24, was surrounded by angry people who swore at her, the Daily News reports. This caused her to react emotionally.

“They’re not critically thinking about what that flag represents! It represents genocide, imperialism, and oppression,” she told the Daily News.

One video shows counter-protesters carrying American flags and chanting, “USA! USA!”

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Another video shows large men from the biker club Hallowed Sons storming in, and a middle-aged man rescuing the American flag from flames. “Burn this sh*t, f*cking traitors,” one man says as he places the group’s protest signs on the dwindling fire. “I didn’t go to Vietnam to hear this.”

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Another shows a confrontation in which a young woman calls flag defenders “imperialist *ssholes,” which ultimately leads to a scuffle.

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Though most of the flag-burning protesters were chased off by the biker club, Animal New York reports that one, Jose LaSalle from a copwatch group, remained. Video shows the bikers swearing at remaining flag burners, devolving into a shoving match with LaSalle. Police separated the men.\


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Jul 2 - Thousands evacuated in Tennessee after freight train carrying toxic gas derails

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A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire in Blount County, Tennessee, on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of more than 5,000 people, fire officials and rail company CSX Corp said.

Seven emergency workers were hospitalized after being exposed to chemical-laden fumes from the blaze, local officials said.

Specialists advised firefighters to let the fire burn itself out because attempts to extinguish it could be hazardous, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said.

Residents within a two-mile radius were evacuated, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.

Some schools were being used to shelter evacuated residents temporarily, Easterling said.

Local businesses were closed to limit workersÂ’ exposure to possibly toxic fumes, while a community college was being used as a command center, Easterling said.

The derailed car carried acrylonitrile, a product used in the manufacture of plastics, company spokeswoman Kristin Seay said in an email.

At least one car contained a highly flammable and toxic gas, according to a Blount County SheriffÂ’s Office post on Facebook.

People would be evacuated for at least 24 to 48 hours, officials said.

The CSX train which was traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio to Waycross, Georgia, has two locomotives, 45 loaded rail cars carrying mixed freight, and 12 empty rail cars.
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Image inside Jul 1 - Rolling suitcase with built-in desk is perfect for mobile businesspeople

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Modern technology makes it easier than ever for people to work anywhere, not just in a traditional office setting. But every telecommuter or creative type knows the frustration of grabbing your laptop and any other necessary items, then carrying them to your local cafe, anxious to punch in and get some projects done, only to discover thereÂ’re no available seats.

Sure you might not need a whole office, but not even having a small desk to work on can really hurt your productivity. Here with a solution is ambitious and creative design house Bibi Lab, which is now selling a wheeled suitcase with an attached desk and chair thatÂ’s not only great for mobile professionals, but for artists, cosplayers, and all sorts of other people on the go.


Bibi Lab is the same company that brought us the Cotton Husband and Sandwiched Between Twintails Pillow. But while those products were comfortably comforting interior items, Bibi LabÂ’s new Nomad Suitcase is expressly designed for when you need to leave your home.



Available in navy or yellow trim, the Nomad Suitcase at first looks like any other piece of rolling luggage. By locking the four wheels in place and folding out the plastic panel, though, it transforms into a compact yet usable desk.



Of course, a desk isnÂ’t going to do you much good without something to sit on. Bibi Lab is well aware of this, though, and attached to the edge of the suitcase is a pouch with a folding stool inside.





The top of the suitcase sits more or less level with the surface of the desk, giving you even more space to work with.



All of these extra features donÂ’t compromise the interior space or functionality, either. The Nomad Suitcase is divided into two sections, with respective capacities of 23 and 48 liters. Zippered compartments keep its contents from sliding around inside, and the combination lock is TSA compliant.



Bibi Lab doesnÂ’t just recommend the 7.15-kilogram (15.73-pound) Nomad Suitcase for businesspeople, either. ItÂ’s also a handy piece of luggage for cosplayers who need to haul costumes and props around plus want their own makeup table.



Bibi Lab lists the Nomad SuitcaseÂ’s price at 36,000 yen (US$290). However, itÂ’s currently available from Amazon Japan here at a deep discount of 22,581 yen, so itÂ’s a good thing it comes with all those pockets in which you can stash your leftover cash.


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2 days ago

Jul 2 - Tennessee hardware store puts up 'No Gays Allowed' sign

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An East Tennessee store owner is using what some call a controversial sign to express his beliefs following the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

Several WBIR 10News viewers brought this story to our attention on Facebook.

Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, added the 'No Gays Allowed' sign because gay and lesbian couples are against his religion.

Amyx, who is also a baptist minister, said he realized Monday morning that homosexual people are not afraid to stand for what they believe in. He said it showed him that Christian people should be brave enough to stand for what they believe in.

"They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can't I? They believe their way is right, I believe it's wrong. But yet I'm going to take more persecution than them because I'm standing for what I believe in," Amyx said.

He said he has no plans to take the sign down.

 
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Image inside Jul 2 - 10th savage shark attack in just a few weeks; Carolinas

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(CNN)A man in his late 60s was attacked by a shark in North Carolina on Wednesday, in what was the seventh such attack in the state this year.

The attack occurred on the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island. The man was swimming outside the first breaker when he came upon a gray shark, some 6-7 feet in length, according to Sarah Johnson, spokeswoman for Hyde County.

The shark pulled the man under the water, and the swimmer sustained bites to his rib cage, hip, lower leg and both hands, she said. The man was conscious and talking and was flown to a hospital for treatment.

"There was a big trail of blood from the water to the sand," witness Stephen Lee told CNN.

"There's still people here and some people have gotten back in the water, and the park rangers are just now trying to vacate the area," he said. "We will likely go back in the water, but maybe not get our whole bodies in today."

Shark attack victim: 'I didn't see it coming'



According to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, the Carolinas have had at least 10 shark attacks so far in 2015 -- seven in North Carolina and three in South Carolina. Among the victims, a 13-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy both lost an arm in attacks about 90 minutes apart at Oak Island, North Carolina, on June 14.

On average, the Carolinas experience an average of just over six shark attacks per year.

A number of factors could be contributing to the apparent rash of attacks, such as warmer water and drought conditions, said George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research.

Drought conditions reduce the amount of freshwater making it to the sea, which creates an environment along the shore where high salt levels attract more fish and sharks, Burgess said. Warmer waters have sharks in North Carolina ahead of schedule, which is a recipe for more attacks. Burgess said that people are going to the beach in higher numbers, now that school is out for the summer.

"This is a situation that we can't ignore, as we've had a number of attacks that are serious within a short period of time," he told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Wednesday night.

"There's something going on there, there's no doubt about that. It's a perfect storm of environmental and biological variables, as well as human activity," said Burgess.

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Image inside Jul 2 - Poll: Majority sees Confederate flag as Southern pride symbol, not racist

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Washington (CNN)American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy from public life prompt broad racial divides.

The poll shows that 57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism, about the same as in 2000 when 59% said they viewed it as a symbol of pride. Opinions of the flag are sharply divided by race, and among whites, views are split by education.

Among African-Americans, 72% see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism, just 25% of whites agree. In the South, the racial divide is even broader. While 75% of Southern whites describe the flag as a symbol of pride and 18% call it a symbol of racism, those figures are almost exactly reversed among Southern African-Americans, with just 11% seeing it as a sign of pride and 75% viewing it as a symbol of racism.

Among whites, there's a sharp divide by education, and those with more formal education are less apt to see the flag as a symbol of pride. Among whites with a college degree, 51% say it's a symbol of pride, 41% one of racism. Among those whites who do not have a college degree, 73% say it's a sign of Southern pride, 18% racism.

Efforts to remove the flag or other references to the Confederacy from public places have emerged in the weeks since nine African-American churchgoers were killed by a white man who said he was trying to start a race war in a Charleston church. But the poll shows the public is mixed on how far those efforts should go, and nearly all flag-related questions reveal broad racial divides.

A majority favors removing the Confederate flag from government property that isn't part of a museum: 55% support that while 43% are opposed. And half support private companies choosing not to sell or manufacture items featuring the Confederate flag: 50% are in favor, 47% opposed.

But most oppose other efforts, including redesigning state flags that feature Confederate emblems or symbols to remove references to the Confederacy (57% oppose that), renaming streets and highways named after Confederate leaders (68% oppose that) and removing tributes to those who fought for the Confederacy from public places (71% oppose that).

Among African-Americans, however, most favor removing flags from government property (73%), private companies stopping the sale or manufacture of products featuring the flag (65%) and redesigning state flags that feature Confederate references to remove them (59%).

And although there aren't significant age gaps in the poll overall on questions about the flag, younger African-Americans are more likely to favor some proposals than older ones.

African-Americans age 54 or younger are more likely than older African-Americans to support removing Confederate flags from government property (80% among those age 54 or younger, 63% among those age 55 or older); private companies choosing not to sell or manufacture items featuring the flag (71% among younger African-Americans vs. 54% among older ones); and redesigning state flags to remove references to the Confederacy (64% favor that among African-Americans age 54 or younger compared with 54% among older ones).

Among whites overall, not a single one of the five tested proposals has majority support. But here, too, an education divide emerges, with whites holding college degrees more apt than those without degrees to support removing confederate flags from government property (68% among those whites with degrees, 42% among those without); private companies discontinuing sale or manufacture of items featuring the flag (59% vs. 44%); and redesigning state flags to remove references to the Confederacy (49% vs. 28% among whites without college degrees).

Most Americans, black and white, do agree that the shootings in Charleston should be considered a hate crime: 92% of African-Americans and 86% of whites say it should be called a hate crime.

But there is less agreement on whether it was an act of terrorism. Overall, 41% say the shootings were terrorism. Most whites say it was not terrorism (61%), while most African-Americans say it was (55%).

The CNN/ORC poll was conducted June 26-28 among a random national sample of 1,017 adults. Additional interviews were conducted with African-Americans and combined with those reached through the initial sample of 1,017 for a total of 303 non-Hispanic black respondents. The margin of sampling error for all adults is +/- 3 percentage points, for results among blacks it is +/- 5.5 percentage points. Results among the 727 non-Hispanic whites reached in the initial sample have a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.5 percentage points.

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2 days ago

Jul 2 - 10,000 Pack Madison Arena As Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet

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When it comes to filling a venue, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not exactly 2016's underdog.

Sanders, who is running as a progressive alternative to presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, spoke Wednesday at Madison's Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people. The campaign had expected a massive turnout in the left-leaning city, which has deep roots in progressive politics and activism. Their prediction was correct: Arena staff said 9,600 people were in attendance.

"Tonight, we have more people at any meeting for a candidate of president of the United States than any other candidate,"
Sanders said, according to the Associated Press, who put the turnout at 10,000.

Reporters at the event tweeted photos of the enormous crowd:



Wednesday's rally was Sanders' largest yet, and may be the biggest of the 2016 cycle overall. Clinton's campaign launch drew approximately 5,500 people to New York City's Roosevelt Island, while about 3,000 supporters attended Jeb Bush's kickoff in Miami.

Sanders' progressive messages resonated strongly in Wisconsin's liberal, capital city. "The big money interests — Wall Street, corporate America, all of these guys — have so much power that no president can defeat them unless there is an organized grassroots movement making them an offer they can't refuse," he said as the crowd erupted in cheers, the AP reported.

"When you deny the right of workers to come together in collective bargaining, that's extremism," Sanders said, going after Wisconsin Gov. and White House hopeful Scott Walker. "When you tell a woman that she cannot control her own body, that's extremism."

Sanders has said he's been surprised by the large turnout at his campaign events since launching his campaign in May.

"I think our name recognition is growing," he said last month. "We have momentum. Our numbers are growing."
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Jul 2 - Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to donate all of his $32bn fortune to charity

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Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his $32bn (ÂŁ20bn; €29bn) personal fortune to charity.
The 60-year-old nephew of King Salman is one of the world's richest people.
He said he had been inspired by the Gates Foundation, set up by Bill and Melinda Gates in 1997.
The money would be used to "foster cultural understanding", "empower women", and "provide vital disaster relief", among other things, he said.
Mr Gates praised the decision, calling it an "inspiration to all of us working in philanthropy around the world".
Prince Alwaleed is at number 34 on the Forbes list of the world's richest people.
The money will go to the prince's charitable organisation, Alwaleed Philanthropies, to which he has already donated $3.5bn.
The prince, who does not hold an official government position, is chairman of investment firm Kingdom Holding Company.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud
Self-proclaimed "Warren Buffett of Arabia" was born in 1955. He is the nephew of King Salman
Studied at Menlo College and Syracuse University in the US
Founder of Kingdom Holding Company, a Riyadh-based publicly traded conglomerate
First contract was to advise a Korean company building an officers' club at a Riyadh military academy. Later chose to invest the profits in local real estate
Invested $590m in struggling Citibank (now Citigroup) in 1991; stake is now worth billions
Has stakes in Disney, 21st Century Fox, News Corp, Apple, GM, Twitter, and a string of hotel chains and luxury hotels, including New York's Plaza Hotel and the George V in Paris
Considered Westernized and progressive on most issues. Champions women's rights - most of his staff are women
Owns a 371-room, 42,700 sq m (460,000 sq ft) palace in Riyadh, a Boeing 747-400 and an A380, and an 85m super yacht
Established Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations across world to offer valuable humanitarian, educational and social assistance
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The company owns stakes in hotels The Four Seasons, Fairmont and Raffles, as well as News Corp, Citigroup, Twitter and Apple.
The prince will be donating his personal wealth. "This is very much separate from my ownership in Kingdom Holding," he said at the announcement.
"Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of my Islamic faith," he added in a statement.
He said he hoped the gift would "help build bridges to foster cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth, provide vital disaster relief and create a more tolerant and accepting world".
Prince Alwaleed's announcement comes during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims are encouraged to give charity and help the needy.
He said the donation would take place over several years and would be overseen by a board of trustees, which he will head.

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Jul 2 - [BREAKING NEWS] - DC Navy Yard on lockdown after report of shots fired

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DC police are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard Thursday morning. Few details about the ongoing incident have been confirmed, including whether there are any victims, but the U.S. Navy tweeted just before 8 a.m. that the facility was on lockdown.
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Some local news outlets are reporting that Secret Service in addition to the D.C. Metro, Capitol and U.S. Park Police are now on the scene.*


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