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The Good, Bad, and The Ugly,
Exposed by today's Media
Those who will qualify for the offices of power,
in the next 2 election cycles, will diminish in a significant way,
and those who will qualify for the most powerful offices...,
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant. Earlier robots had failed, getting caught on debris or suffering circuit malfunctions from excess radiation. But the newer version, called the Mini-Manbo, or “little sunfish,” was made of radiation-hardened materials with a sensor to help it avoid dangerous hot spots in the plant’s flooded reactor buildings.
The size of a shoe box, the Manbo used tiny propellers to hover and glide through water in a manner similar to an aerial drone.
After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor.
There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at the bottom of the reactor and, on the floor beneath it, clumps of what looked like solidified lava: the first images ever taken of the plant’s melted uranium fuel.
Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court
The abuse happened in May 2006 following a clash between protesters and state forces in the state of Mexico. There are 11 women
involved in the case, seeking justice for abuse they suffered in the towns of San Salvador Atenco and Texcoco.
During the police crackdown on demonstrators, ordered by then-governor, and current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, two people were killed and many were injured.
The women say they were beaten, tortured and raped following the confrontation. During the court proceedings, which were posted online, the Mexican government said the state recognized the abuse and accepted responsibility in 2013, offering monetary reparations to the women. The "Women of Atenco," as they are called, refused the offer, saying they wanted those responsible to be held accountable instead. To date, no one has been held accountable for the violence.
Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens
SAN DIEGO — A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year. Saturday's wedding at Border Field State Park in San Diego was a first for an opening of the gate known as the Door of Hope. Evelia Reyes, wearing a white wedding dress with train and veil, embraced Brian Houston of San Diego after signing documents that made them husband and wife.
"It's a statement that love has no borders," Houston told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Even though we are divided by a giant fence here, we can still love each other on both sides of the fence."
Houston, a U.S. citizen, said he couldn't go into Tijuana for reasons he declined to explain but spoke daily with his bride. The couple has an attorney who is trying to obtain a green card for Reyes to join Houston in the U.S., Houston said, although that could take more than a year.
Border Patrol agents opened the gate in the border wall at noon for an hour, allowing waiting family members from the U.S. to walk partly through and meet and embrace relatives in Mexico for a scant three minutes each before tearfully saying goodbye.
A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.
By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the outskirts of Atlanta, the 89-year-old began to feel nervous.
So his family hid a camera in his room at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation, Dempsey’s son later told WSB-TV.
His father knew about it, he said, but the nurses didn’t. James Dempsey died in that room
Feb. 27, 2014, in front of the secret camera.
What his family saw on the video made them sue the facility.
Portions of the hidden video were aired this week by another news station, NBC 11 Alive.
The clips appear to show Dempsey gasping for air,
begging for help and collapsing that morning while
nurses barely attempt to revive him and at one point laugh over his bed.
LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was elected the next mayor of New Orleans in a landslide victory.
The historic election made her the first woman mayor in the city's 300-year history.
"This win tonight is not for me nor my family.
This win tonight is for the city of New Orleans. Yes! Absolutely!"
Cantrell said as she addressed supporters at the New Orleans Jazz Market.
Cantrell defeated fellow Democrat Desiree Charbonnet with 60% of the vote in the two-person runoff to take the city's top elected spot after a monthlong campaign.
Cantrell said she congratulated Charbonnet not only on her campaign but for making history with her because both runoff choices were women.
Turkish capital Ankara bans all gay rights functions
The Turkish capital Ankara has banned all gay festivals, screenings, forums and exhibitions on security grounds. The governor's office said on Sunday that it also wanted to protect public order and sensitivities. The announcement follows a move last week to ban a festival of German-language gay films also due to have been held in the city. Homosexuality is legal in Turkey but activists say homophobia is rampant. ["From Saturday] 18 November until further notice, all film and theatre events, screenings, panels, colloquium, exhibitions, etc... have been banned,"
the city administration said on its website.
It argues that such functions in Ankara and its surrounding province are
"provoke reactions within certain segments" of society and are also at risk of being targeted by "terrorists".
The announcement is likely to increase concern among gay activists in Turkey that their rights are being curtailed under the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), which is rooted in conservative Islam.
Protesters gather near Libyan Embassy after CNN report on migrant auctions
We can't let this kind of thing happen,"
one protester told France 24 at the rally
"Did we really need to see such shocking pictures before taking a stand?
I don't think so."
After obtaining footage of an auction,
CNN's Nima Elbagir and her crew went to Libya in October to investigate further.
"How can it be
that in the 21st century, we're selling human beings like merchandise?" one woman at the Paris protest said.
"I cannot get my head around that!"
Libyan authorities this week launched a formal investigation into the auctions,
overseen by the government's Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency. close dialog Receive Fareed Zakaria's Global Analysis including insights and must-reads of world news
"Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts,
but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin," Anes Alazabi, an official with the agency, told CNN.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure
Zimbabwe's embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party's congress in December. Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and gave him less than 24 hours to resign as president or be impeached.
His grip on power has weakened since the military intervened on Wednesday, in a row over who should succeed him.
The crisis began when the 93-year-old president sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two weeks ago, angering army commanders who saw it as an attempt to position his wife as his successor.
Mugabe defies expectations
Crowds had gathered in Harare to watch the speech, with Mr Mugabe widely expected to resign. Instead though, flanked by military generals, he said "the [ruling Zanu-PF] party congress is due in a few weeks and I will preside over its processes".
Zimbabwe crowds rejoice as they demand end to Mugabe rule
Analysis: Trump mocks Franken, reticent on Moore, despite his own history
WASHINGTON — President Trump just can't help himself. Despite the many women who have accused him of inappropriate behavior, and the tape of him talking about how to "grab" women, Trump couldn't help but go after Democratic Sen. Al Franken over his sexual harassment issues. While Trump's anti-Franken tweets reflect his life-long penchant to counter-attack enemies, they also opened the door for the president's critics to revive the many sexual misconduct allegations against him. Others pointed out that Trump's attack on Franken — "just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment" — is in contrast to his more reticent comments about Alabama-based Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of propositioning underage girls when he was a district attorney in his 30s.
During his recent trip to Asia, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump believes that "if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside." Asked later by reporters about Moore, Trump said, "I'll stick with statement for now, but I'll have further comment as we go down the road."
Has Bangladesh's piracy amnesty been a success?
Faced with deteriorating law and order and a steady decline in the number of tigers, last year the government offered an amnesty to the gangs. Has the plan worked?
Masud Khan from BBC Bengali reports.
This little corner of Bagerhat town in south-western Bangladesh is no different to other sleepy towns.
Set in lush green vegetation, sparsely populated, life in Bagerhat is quiet.
This tranquillity is sometimes punctuated by the whining of motorcycle engines from Mostafa Sheikh's bike repair shop.
Neighbours know Mr Sheikh as a quiet little man, who keeps himself to himself.
But their provincial zen may shatter should they learn that Mr Sheikh is actually the leader of the most notorious pirate gang - the infamous Master Bahini (Master Group) - which once controlled the entire southern coastline of Bangladesh. Mr Sheikh has opted for the quiet life after surrendering to the police under a unique one-time amnesty programme offered by the government in 2016.
Boston free speech rally draws supporters, protesters
BOSTON — A few dozen free speech advocates have rallied peacefully on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters. The "Rally for the Republic" event was held Saturday by conservative groups Resist Marxism and Boston Free Speech despite being denied a permit. Rally speakers warned that free speech was under threat and accused Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups of being terrorist organizations. At least 100 counterprotesters showed up to the Common. Boston police say two counterprotesters were arrested. Resist Marxism has denounced white supremacism repeatedly and publicly. But the August rally came shortly after deadly violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, and it drew thousands who said they feared white nationalists might show up anyway.
Rampage killer's repeated weapons violations never reported to prosecutors, D.A. says
Tehama County,Calif., prosecutors were never told that the gunman who killed five people in a rampage this week had for months before regularly fired off weapons at his home despite a judge's order that he turn in his weapons, the district attorney said Friday.
Neighbors of the gunman, Kevin Janson Neal, 44, said they complained to police for months about him firing guns and threatening them, with one resident even filing papers in court.
Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen said Friday that had prosecutors known about the complaints, his office could have filed a motion to increase Neal's $160,000 bond or filed misdemeanor charges for violating the court order that barred him from having weapons.
"I wasn't aware of the fact that he was continuing to shoot," Cohen said. "We would need some kind of report, some kind of proof that it was happening. Just someone saying he didn't turn in all his guns."
Cohen did not assign blame for the communication breakdown but said the first he heard of the neighbors' complaints was Wednesday, a day after Neal's rampage.
"That is the first time," he said. "I don't want to throw the sheriff's office under the bus."
Tehama County sheriff's officials have said they investigated the reports of gunfire but could never find Neal or catch him in the act, despite at least twice placing his trailer under surveillance.
In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges
deciding whether to cancel classes because of nearby shootouts.
For police officers, it has meant burying 119 of their own so far this year and surrendering ever more territory to drug gangs that have resumed open-air sales in teeming communities that had been declared “pacified”
just a few years ago.
Many ordinary residents of this city of about 6.5 million start the day scanning mobile apps that track live reports of gunfire before planning their commutes.
A little more than a year since Rio de Janeiro hosted a largely successful Summer Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is plagued by a rise in lawlessness reminiscent of its darkest periods in the 1980s and 1990s.
There were 4,974 people killed in Rio de Janeiro State, with a population of about 16.5 million, during the first nine months of this year, up 11 percent from last year, according to state government statistics.
Hobby Lobby Scion Spent Millions on Biblical Relics---Then Came a Reckoning
The artifacts were samples from a 5,500-piece collection that dealers had offered to sell Mr. Green for $2 million. He was in Dubai with a paid adviser in the summer of 2010, seeking relics to install in what would become the $500 million Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
After months of back and forth, Mr. Green’s family business paid $1.6 million for the lot. Mr. Green thought he was getting a bargain. Instead, the deal cost Hobby Lobby another $3 million in July to settle a government lawsuit alleging the goods were smuggled into the U.S. Most of the relics were seized by federal authorities,
15 men exonerated in one day -- and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street
Chicago (CNN)The drug convictions of 15 men in Chicago have been thrown out after they claimed they were framed years earlier by a police sergeant, who went to prison for a related crime, and his team of officers. The dismissal of charges against the men, who together had 18 convictions, is believed to the first-ever mass exoneration in Cook County, the nation's second most populous county. "In these cases, we concluded, unfortunately, the police were not being truthful, and we couldn't have confidence in the integrity of their reports and their testimony, and so, in good conscience, we could not see these convictions stand," Mark Rotert of the Cook County Conviction Integrity Unit said in a news conference. Seven other officers have been placed on desk duty pending an internal review of more incidents, the Chicago Police Department told CNN. Those officers all worked under Watts, CNN affiliate WBBM reported. Rotert, of the state's attorney's office, said his team is now reviewing additional cases connected to drug convictions spanning several years. close dialog Receive Fareed Zakaria's Global Analysis including insights and must-reads of world news
Saudi Royals Imprisoned At Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton Paying For Their Freedom
How a school custodian saved students from the California shooter
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual abuse against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent. By weighing in on Franken, Trump potentially invites another round of scrutiny over the past accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against him -- a risk that a source told CNN earlier this week was partially behind his decision to not comment on the Moore controversy.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.
Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that following payments by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the president began paying the bills and now wants to make the party "even."
Analysis: Trump mocks Franken, reticent on Moore, despite his own history 11/19/17
The Good, Bad, and
The Ugly, Exposed by today's Media
Former NJ police chief accused of espousing violence toward African-Americans
Racism..., with Black Americans
as the Target...
Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes'
Cost America It's Morals
Norfolk civil rights group addresses confederate monument at council meeting 10/20/2017
The Maturity of a Nation Dictates a
Mature Change in it's Consciousness
Let them all in, "Screw All Standards"!!!!
" mental, criminal, or beliefs" history that would cause internal problems... to the extent that those caused problems would harm the chain.
We are witnessing mass murder's by people with mental issues, who have found a way to attain weapons of mass destruction, and now Trump's admin says, let them in the Military,
...and note that the removal of these restrictions, make it implicit to allow "racist" in the military as well,
which is the actual origin of the concept to remove these required standards. The New Rule:
" People with a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse can now seek waivers to join the Army under an unannounced policy enacted in August "
Russia Bought Trump many years ago
Treason, by the President of the United States of America,
Trump, for decades, have been attempting to get his hands in the, world wide known cesspool of Russian Corruption, specifically because of the callousness to which the extreme degree of corruption... is accepted with impunity, in that nation.
Today, Trump, acting as the President of the U.S.A.,
has once again, turned his back on America, by simply asking Russia's leader "Putin", if his nation participated in the world wide known "hacking and fake news manipulations" that have been validate by American Governmental Entities, that have researched the source of the hacking and fake news disseminations that took place in the 2016 U.S.A. Elections.
Trump is "Undermining America"
with his continued support of Russia's Putin... over all American interest, which is Treason, specifically because Trump is a
Mentally Damaged Human Being.
History of Hate Repeating itself among
of human beings who had forgotten his rules, and those rules broken required a "biblical" reminder.
This is what you will come to understand, if you actually review the King James version of the bible, more than once.
Every 80 Years,
4 generations pass, between the last time God imposed his rules on human beings, and today, all around the world, WWII Human Flawed Behavior took place in the form of the attempted annihilation of the entire Human Race of Jews by Germans, led by a completely flawed human being named "Hitler".
All around the wold, "Racist & Racism", cloaked in terms like "Nationalism & Far-Right", are being publicly supported in great numbers, specifically because the leaders of nations... are individuals who are the "Racist" who speak words that represent "dog whistle" words that cause racism & racist to feel emboldened to act out, because the leader supports their disposition.
Donald Trump's Father, a member of the KKK, was arrested in 1927 for assault, during a KKK march in NY, and his son's disposition has brought out the Racist in droves, who all could have very easily, walked the streets of Germany 80 years ago,
chanting anti Jew words of hate.
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