Domestic violence charges against former NFL player Ray Rice dismissed

A New Jersey judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges Ray Rice and Wife against Ray Rice brought against the former National Football League star for knocking unconscious the woman he later married after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program.

The February 2014 incident involving Rice and Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino's elevator and others involving NFL players prompted the most popular U.S. sports league to toughen penalties for domestic violence and other off-field misconduct.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the  Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks on recent violence and says there is "probable cause to file criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case" of officers involved in the arrest of the black man who later died ofcase of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious

charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

The indictments announced Thursday were very similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about three weeks ago.

The most serious charge for each officer, ranging from second-degree "depraved heart" murder to assault, still stood, though some of the other lesser alleged offenses had changed.

Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts, center, speaks to the media about a police-involved shooting as City Mayor Stephen H. Buxbaum, right,and City Manager Steve Hall, left, look on, Thursday, May 21, 2015, infrom a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were later shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city.

The officer reported that he was being assaulted with a skateboard before the shooting in Olympia that left one man critically injured and another in stable condition, authorities said.

The shooting, which is being investigated by a team of detectives from several agencies, prompted some brief protests.

Gap between rich and poor 'keeps growing'

The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, the Organisation The Poor keeps more Poor and the Rich keeps getting more richfor Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says.

In its 34 member states, the richest 10% of the population earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10%.

There is no standard measure of inequality, but most indicators suggest it slowed or fell during the financial crisis and is now growing again.

The OECD warns that such inequality is a threat to economic growth.

Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

To discover the new frontier of urban farming, you'll have to look up — Building a urban garden of fruit tree is simply brilliantand look sharp — for hanging fruit.

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to persimmons to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other North American cities. Groups like the Portland Fruit Tree Project advocate for public access to existing fruit trees so that people can glean crops that would otherwise go uneaten — an idea some are calling radical. Other groups are more interested in planting new groves of fruit trees on previously fallow city land.

Fruit trees produce food, but also provide shade, keep greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, improve water quality and may even deter crime. Advocates say they also have a longer lasting impact on communities than vegetable beds.

"When you plant lettuce, you produce food for today, which is great, but when you plant a tree, you're feeding people tomorrow," says Nina Beth Cardin, director of the Baltimore Orchard Project, a program of the Baltimore non-profit Civic Works. The orchard project has planted thousands of apple, serviceberry, pawpaw, fig and pear trees on public and private land around Baltimore.

'Droughtshaming' hopes to out California water cheats

With water levels at a record low in California, vigilantes are using social With water levels at a record low in California, vigilantes are using social media to shame their neighbours into saving more water. media to shame their neighbours into saving more water. #Droughtshaming - a practice that began online last year - is back again as California enters its fourth summer of extreme drought.

Residents who catch their neighbours wasting water are posting pictures and videos, often with addresses, on Facebook and Twitter as well as via apps.

(It is the home of Silicon Valley, after all.)

Despite calls for massive reduction in water use and the threat of fines for those who waste water, there are still Californians washing their cars and watering their lawns.

Celebrities' lush lawns are a particular target online. "Nothing is worse than talentless liberal celebrities preaching to the masses but not leading by example.

Jim Kelly says there's 'no doubt' Tom Brady cheated

Jim Kelly knows a few things about being an NFL quarterback.

Jim Kelly knows a few things about being an NFL quarterback.He also knows that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was knowingly involved in Deflategate, and cheated.

“Oh, there’s no doubt,” Kelly told the panel of We Need To Talk. “There’s no way that an equipment manager in the National Football League is going to do something to the football without the greatest quarterback ever to play knowing.

“You do something like that, you’re going to get caught.

And Tom didn’t need to do it.”

Police search New York home, talk to girlfriend of suspect in D.C. murder mystery

Washington (CNN)Police searched a home in Brooklyn Thursday for the That leads authorities to believe the killings were not a random crime, she said. Lanier added that she didn't know whether Wint had been fired from his suspected of killing a prominent Washington, D.C., family, after his DNA was found on a pizza crust at the scene, officials said.

Authorities named Daron Dylon Wint, 34, as a suspect in the gruesome slayings last week of Savvas Savopoulos, a wealthy manufacturing executive, along with his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family's housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa.

Thursday, U.S. Marshals and NYPD detectives questioned a woman believed to be Wint's girlfriend, according to two law enforcement sources involved in the investigation. The sources said the girlfriend, who lives in Brooklyn, told authorities that she spoke to Wint and that he was planning to turn himself in.

Workers race to clean California oil spill that spans nine miles

Some are concerned that oil spill could harm wildlife including birds and whales Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California after an onshore pipeline ruptured.

Earlier estimates said a single slick had formed, stretching only four miles. Officials do not know how much oil has been spilt, but say the pipeline was running at full-capacity when it broke on Tuesday.

Record $50 million worth of Mexican heroin seized in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation of a pair of New York City drug Authorities believe the ring had been receiving similar-size shipments each month from suppliers in Mexico. They say it was a main source of heroin for users in New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.traffickers has resulted in a record seizure of more than 150 pounds of heroin from Mexico worth at least $50 million, authorities said Tuesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan called the heroin seizure the largest ever recorded by the DEA in New York state.

Agents also arrested Jose Mercedes and Yenci Cruz Francisco, both of the Bronx, and recovered $2 million in cash.

Obama Admin: NSA Spying Will Begin Shutting Down This Week

The Patriot Act provisions that have allowed the National Security Agency "After May 22, 2015, the National Security Agency will need to begin taking steps to wind down the bulk telephone metadata program in anticipation of a possible sunset in order to ensure that it does not engage in any unauthorized collection or use of the metadata," the memo vacuum up Americans' phone records officially expire on June 1. But the Obama administration says the NSA must begin preparing to end its bulk telephone spying program as soon as Friday. A Justice Department memo circulated among congressional offices Wednesday and obtained by National Journal said Congress needs to fully settle its differences over the expiring spy provisions this week in order to avoid an operational interruption to the NSA's mass surveillance program, which was exposed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden two years ago.

A Bionic Approach to Prosthetics Controlled by Thought

Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab have a robotic arm that has 26 joints, can curl up to 45 pounds and is controlled with a person’s mind just like a regular arm.developed a next-generation prosthetic: a robotic arm that has 26 joints, can curl up to 45 pounds and is controlled with a person’s mind just like a regular arm.

Researchers think the arm could help people like Les Baugh, who lost both arms at the shoulder after an electrical accident as a teenager.

Now 59, Mr. Baugh recently underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins to remap the remaining nerves from his missing arms, allowing brain signals to be sent to the prosthetic.

Mr. Baugh’s custom socket can pick up brain signals to control the arms, known as Modular Prosthetic Limbs, or M.P.L., just by thinking about the movements.

Mike McLoughlin, the chief engineer of research and exploratory development at the lab, said that as the remapped nerves grew deeper, it was possible that Mr. Baugh

would feel some sensation in his prostheses. Each arm has over 100 sensors, and other amputees who have had the same surgery reported being able to feel texture through the M.P.L.

Patients of varying disabilities have tested the arm in the lab and helped push the design forward.

Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?

Before there was George, there was Sid.

Before there was George, there was Sid.George Stephanopoulos is, of course, the ABC news anchor whose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton foundation have reminded the world of his longtime ties to Bill Clinton, for whom he worked from 1991 to 1997.

But before Stephanopoulos had entered the picture, another journalist with an activist history, Sidney Blumenthal, had already established himself as an admirer of Bill Clinton and as a confidant of both the future president and his wife, Hillary.

That relationship, begun in the 1980s, would last for decades and continues to make news today.

Map Reveals The Distinctive Cause Of Death In Each State

There's no getting around the strangeness of a map that shows the most "I wondered what it would look like if you applied this to something more serious, like mortality data," he saysdistinctive cause of death in each of our 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Texas, it's tuberculosis. In Maine, it's the flu. And in Nevada, it's the ominous "legal intervention." But what does it mean to label a cause of death distinctive?

I asked Francis Boscoe, a researcher with the New York State Cancer Registry, who came up with the analysis and the map published last Thursday by Preventing Chronic Disease, an online journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lawyers, guns and money: The logistics of prosecuting 170 people in Waco

The bullets are no longer flying, but the legal battles are just beginning This combination of booking photos provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's office shows people arrested during the motorcycle gang-related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on Sunday, May 17, 2015.after the deadly shootout in Waco, Texas, as lawyers prepare for the deluge of criminal court cases.

An explosion of violence between rival gangs over the weekend left nine people dead and led to the arrests of 170 people.

Bond was set at $1 million each for just about all the 170 suspects, and jailers were working Tuesday to keep rival biker gang members apart in lockup.

5 big banks pay $5.4 billion for rigging currencies

U.S. regulators hit five global banks with $5.4 billion in penalties Wednesday for trying to rig foreign currency markets in their favor.

Citigroup (C), Barclays (BCS), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBSPF)were fined more than $2.5 billion by the U.S. after pleading guilty to conspiring to manipulate the price of The four banks, plus UBS (UBS) , have also been fined $1.6 billion by the Federal Reserve, and Barclays will pay regulators another $1.3 billion to settle related claims. The first four banks operated what they described as "The Cartel" from as early as 2007, using online chatrooms and coded language to influence the twice-daily setting of benchmarks in an effort to increase their profits.

The guilty banks "participated in a brazen display of collusion and foreign exchange rate market manipulation," said U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Lynch said bankers conspired to enrich themselves at the expense of "countless consumers, investors and institutions around the world."

Source: Aaron Hernandez a lookout in prison fight

(CNN)Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is in trouble once again, Christopher Fallon, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Correction, declined to comment, saying regulations forbid divulging information of that kind about inmates.getting mixed up in a prison fight, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said Tuesday.

Hernandez allegedly agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who went into another prisoner's cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Those two inmates got into a fight Monday, the source says,

believed to be gang-related.

All three men are being disciplined over the incident, including the former professional football player, who was put in a special management section.

Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187M, Federal Trade Commissiongovernment says

The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million.

Takata air bag recall becomes biggest ever in US

DETROIT (AP) -- Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 A logo of Takata Corp is seen with its display at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Filesmillion of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which reached an agreement with Takata after sparring with the company for the past year over the size of the recalls and the cause of the problem with millions of air bags.

It will be the largest recall in the agency's history.

Many of Takata's air bags can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The air bags are responsible for six deaths worldwide and more than 100 injuries.

Vatican says Pope meant no offense calling Abbas 'angel of peace'

PopeVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis meant no offense to Israel by referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as being

"an angel of peace"

and intended to encourage harmony between the two sides, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Francis met Abbas at the Vatican on Saturday and used the words as he presented the Palestinian president with

a large bronze medallion representing the angel of peace, one of his customary gifts to visiting presidents.

Supreme Court permits LAPD to be sued for concealing evidence

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a civil jury A police officer at LAPD Headquartes in Los Angeles, February 7, 2013. verdict against two Los Angeles police detectives for concealing evidence that kept an innocent man in jail for 27 months awaiting trial.

The justices turned down an appeal Monday from the Los Angeles city attorney, who contended that because the innocent man was freed before his trial, the police officers could not be sued for withholding evidence. The outcome puts police on notice that they may be sued if they have deliberately hidden information that clearly reveals a suspect is being wrongly held.

Mexico criticizes Texas decision not to charge cop who killed immigrant

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government said Tuesday it "regrets" the Video still from police cruiser camera showing Rubén García Villalpando after a traffic stop in Grapevine, Texas. decision of a Texas grand jury not to prosecute the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Mexican immigrant earlier this year, and reiterated demands that the U.S. review the use of lethal force by its law enforcement personnel.

The dead man's family also expressed exasperation. "We feel such impotence, that such an injustice can happen and no one is punished," Nohemi Garcia said by telephone from the Mexican state of Durango.

No charges for St. Louis officer who fatally shot black teen

ST. LOUIS — An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and The grandmother of 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers Jr. stands near the spot where he was killed during a candlelight vigil on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges.

In a 51-page report released Monday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said her office's "independent and exhaustive investigation" concluded that a criminal violation could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in VonDerrit Myers Jr.'s death.

The report, which did not identify the officer because no charges were filed, said that "given all the available facts, witness statements, (and the) physical and forensic evidence," the officer shot and killed Myers in self-defense after Myers first fired at him.

Columbia rape accuser reportedly carries mattress to graduation

Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University senior who made headlines Emma Sulkowicz said she usually has help carrying her mattress around campus.starting in September for carrying her mattress around campus in protest of the administration’s handling of her alleged rape,

was reportedly allowed to bring the mattress to her Columbia College graduation on May 19.

According to The Columbia Spectator, the university sent seniors an e-mail on May 18 with provisional guidelines barring large items from their respective ceremonies —

a mandate that was not issued to 2013 or 2014 graduates.

“Graduates should not bring into the ceremonial area large objects which could interfere with the proceedings or create discomfort to others in close, crowded spaces shared by thousands of people,” the e-mail read.

The reason for the policy change remains unknown, according to The Columbia Spectator. Its request to a university spokesperson for comment went unanswered.

While the e-mail created speculation as to whether Sulcokwicz would be able to bring her mattress to the ceremony, sources have reported that she did.

Sulkowicz, a visual arts student, swore to carry her mattress around campus until her alleged rapist, fellow Columbia senior Paul Nungesser, is expelled, graduates or otherwise leaves campus.

Bernie Sanders issues bill to make 4-year colleges tuition-free

To qualify for the federal government grants, the states would also have to meet a variety of requirements.Senator Bernie Sanders has officially introduced a bill that would eliminate undergraduate tuition.

Titled the “College for All Act,” the bill would eliminate the $70 billion dollar tuition costs at all 4-year public colleges and universities.

Under the plan, the Federal Government would cover 67% — $47 billion dollars each year — of the costs.

States would be required to produce the remaining 33% of the costs, or 23 billion dollars.

Many local police already got banned military gear

President Obama's move to stop the flow of armored vehicles, grenade At least 101 armored personnel carriers, including six to the Louisiana state prison system.launchers and other military-style equipment from the federal government to civilian police comes with one substantial hitch: About 10,000 pieces of the now "prohibited" gear already are in the hands of police agencies coast to coast.

The U.S. government already has given hundreds of law enforcement agencies, from big metro police departments to small-town sheriffs to campus police, the kinds of militarized gear now on the president's "prohibited equipment" list, according to a USA TODAY review of data on transfers of military equipment by the Defense Logistics Agency from the early 1990s through March 2015.

Florida's Valencia College sued over forced vaginal exams

(CNN)Two college students say they were forced to submit to Vaginal tests at a collegetransvaginal probes as part of their classroom training to learn how to perform the medical procedure.

The details are outlined in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Orlando against Valencia College and three instructors.

It alleges that medical diagnostic students at Valencia College were forced to submit to the examination of their sexual organs under threat of having their grades reduced or of being blacklisted by future employers.

The three defendants named in the lawsuit, Maureen Bugnacki, Linda Shaheen and Barbara Ball, have not responded to CNN's requests for comment.

Peer physical examination is an accepted practice in the medical field, but several recent reports cited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine mention a growing need for clear policies regarding peer physical examination at medical schools.

Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Voters in more than half the states will soon be able to register online, Debra Bowen, then California secretary of state, demonstrates the state's online voter registration system when it was launched in 2012. Voters can also still register using a paper form. rather than filling out a paper form and sending it in.

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration so far, almost all in the past few years.

Seven other states and the District of Columbia are now in the process of doing so.

That includes Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last Friday requiring the state to allow online voter registration by 2017.Online voter registration has become so popular because election officials say it's more efficient than a paper-based system, and cheaper.

Cellphones Or School? What Makes Kids Around The World Happy

What's bugging children around the world?

What's bugging children around the world?Kids in South Africa say they're not very happy about their opportunities to play safely outdoors. Kids in Algeria and Ethiopia say they don't get enough time to play, in general, because they are needed at home to help with siblings and chores.

Kids in European countries are less satisfied with their time in school than those in some African countries.

Those are among the results of the Children's Worlds study — a survey of more than 50,000 children, ages 8 to 12.

Bob Hewitt Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Rape: Latest Details and Reaction tennis player Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in a South African prison Monday after being convicted on charges of sexual assault and rape.

According to an Associated Press report (via, Hewitt was given an eight-year jail sentence with two years suspended. The 75-year-old former doubles star was convicted on two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. BBC News notes the events are related to young girls Hewitt coached, one of whom said she was 12 years old at the time.

Biker gang shootout kills 9 outside Waco, Texas, restaurant

Waco, Texas (CNN)The biker gang members who began beating, "Our officers took fire and responded appropriately, returning fire," the sergeant said. stabbing and shooting each other in a

Texas Twin Peaks restaurant knew the police were outside;

they just didn't care,

Waco police

Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday.

By the time the Sunday

melee was over, at least nine people were dead,

18 were hospitalized and the

arrest tally stood at a "flexible" 170, he said.

For two months, police concerned with the bikers' presence at Twin Peaks, which hosted special events for its leather-clad clientele, had patrolled outside --

and not in plain clothes and unmarked cars, either.

"We wanted our presence to be known," Swanton told reporters.

"They knew we were seconds away and going to respond. That mattered not to them."

The United Clubs of Waco billed Sunday's event as the Texas Region 1 Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting.

Freddie Gray among many suspects who did not get medical care from Baltimore police

BALTIMORE — When Baltimore State's Attorney Maryliyn Mosby detain a protester charged six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she said they had ignored Gray's pleas for medical care during his arrest and a 45-minute transport van ride.

Records obtained by The Baltimore Sun show that city police often disregard or are oblivious to injuries and illnesses among people they apprehend — in fact, such cases occur by the thousands.

From June 2012 through April 2015, correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have refused to admit nearly 2,600 detainees who were in police custody, according to state records obtained through a Maryland Public Information Act request.

Democrat "1832" & Republicans  "1854"       It's time for a party that represent the 100%




Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the world of informants, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in the heart of Dixie.
Spies of Mississippi 5/15

Two Documentaries that define

America's True Hidden History




A group of mothers and infants celebrate a recent graduation from the Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program.

Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents 5/12

Investing in Young Parents Yields Positive Life Results



More cases could come under review if the judges decide to widen the scope of their investigation, Gascon said.

San Francisco arrests under review
after officers' slur-filled texts revealed

The Presumption of Innocence must exist



Flawed. Biased. Terribly disappointing.

Tom Brady's agent blasts 'Deflategate' report as biased, flawed 5/7

Integrity..., in sports,

is fair play during a win and a loss




Allen Bullock

'So Much Money': Baltimore Teen in
Riot Photo Held on $500,000 Bail 5/3

Bail, used to punish the Citizen, while providing a pass for cops




"No officer injured Mr. Gray, caused harm to Mr. Gray, and they are truly saddened by his death,"

Freddie Gray death ruled homicide; officers charged


Slowly, America Shifts it's foundational behavior towards "Equal Consideration"



Supreme Court permits LAPD to be sued for concealing evidence

Planting & Concealing Evidence has harmed the lives of many

A police officer at LAPD Headquartes in Los Angeles, February 7, 2013. Men serving decades of prison time due to concealed evidence by the prosecutor or police,

Men serving years on death row based on concealed or planted evidence by a police officer,


caught on camera,

a police officer moves a taser 50 feet, placing it beside the body of a man he shot in the back....,

are examples of the daily dastardly deeds that take place by police officers and the DA.

Finally, the citizen can now take action against a police officer that conceal evidence, which is astonishing that this has to be established by the Supreme Court.




Mexico criticizes Texas decision not to charge cop who killed immigrant

American Police, reputation is now world wide known to be flawed

Blacks & Hispanics in America have been the recipients of many acts Video still from police cruiser camera showing Rubén García Villalpando after a traffic stop in Grapevine, Texas. of police brutality for decades, and the world outside of America... are starting to express their disdain based on the visual evidence that corroborate the many decades of complaints by

Blacks & Hispanics.

The Glory Days of honor and valiant praise for police performance have been replaced with

video recordings of the average cop slapping a cell phone out of the hands of a woman and then stomping on it to destroy evidence of possible unprofessional behavior

by the police officers on the scene.

Even North Korea and Iran's leaders have sited police brutality in America as being a issue that America must address before America can speak to how they treat their citizens,

which ought to speak volumes when considering North Korea and Iran speaks to the type of policing being enforced

in America.




Bernie Sanders issues bill to make 4-year colleges tuition-free

Is it possible..., Is it thinkable...? It's our money after all

To qualify for the federal government grants, the states would also have to meet a variety of requirements.Education is the foundation of a people and for every non educated person, the local community is burdened with supporting that individual's life at some degree or another.

Providing free higher education can provide the mitigating fix for many of the social issues that permeate the poorest communities all around this country.

The decisions made to do other things with our taxes

cause the mal's for many cities in America.

Obviously, not every human being will go to college even if it is free, but, having that choice matters.




Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

For years, on line voter registrations has been doable

Debra Bowen, then California secretary of state, demonstrates the state's online voter registration system when it was launched in 2012. Voters can also still register using a paper form. Building a database,

adding names to that database, and comparing names and addresses for voters has been doable for at least a decade,

but some reason, we have allowed our slow moving government representatives to choose the old options over the easier, more secure and cheaper way of registering voters.

Adding names and addresses to a database can be a mobile thing, thereby allowing those in remote areas and those who have trouble traveling, to be provided alternative ways of registering to vote and actually voting.

Welcome to technology.




Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187M, government says

Deceptive wording and Deceptive Spending practices

Federal Trade CommissionFor 25 years, there have been scandal after scandal regarding the rules associated with the amount of money that is required spent on those that a charity claims to support.

No regulations in the salaries for those who serve as upper level management, and there are known board members enjoying salaries in the $hundreds of thousands per year for no work at all.

You gave from your heart and they

"Pocketed" your money for their own pleasures.

This is called,






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Bill Cosby sued for defamation by Janice DickinsonIn November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


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Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight In this April 23, 2015 photo, music producer Mike Seger works in his studio in a rented two-story house on Detroit’s east side. Seger, 27, pays $750 per month in rent, and said he wouldn’t have been …


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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's PalmyraIslamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.


AdChoices Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges


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Former Boko Haram captives still held – by Nigerian militaryrescued by Nigeria soldiers


Omaha cop due to go on maternity leave Thursday gunned downOfficer Kerrie Orozco was involved in a shootout that left her and the suspect dead, according to Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.


Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video


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Bangladeshis thrown off migrant boat swim two hours to shore


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Former Jets Star Jermaine Cunningham Pleads Guilty to ‘Revenge Porn’Former New York Jets player Jermaine Cunningham pleaded guilty Wednesday to spreading sexual photos of his ex-girlfriend on social media.



Secrets of the bin Laden treasure-trove
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Google Maps sorry for racial slur search that leads to White HouseTyping a combination of a racial slur and the word "house" into Google Maps is pulling up the White House for some users.


ISIS storms Syrian city near Palmyra ruinsISIS militants on Wednesday stormed and captured roughly a third of a central Syrian city that's just meters from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


9 dead bikers ID'd; businesses allowed to reopenIt will take time to fully unravel the amount of violence that unfolded in just seconds Sunday afternoon at a Waco restaurant. But as of 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Central Texas Marketplace where the shootout occurred will reopen for business.




Obama Admin: NSA Spying Will Begin Shutting Down This Week

An Illegal Act by the U.S. Government, finally may stop

"After May 22, 2015, the National Security Agency will need to begin taking steps to wind down the bulk telephone metadata program in anticipation of a possible sunset in order to ensure that it does not engage in any unauthorized collection or use of the metadata," the memo states.I know that it is wrong to gather all of my communications data without my consent and without a warrant alleging my actions as being criminal.

You know that your privacy has been infringed upon when you are the object of an investigation and you don't even know it.

I am only one man against the U.S. Government,

when I take the disposition of "self defense" when I say


Finally, the leader of this nation, is attempting to turn off the illegal actions by the government that he leads.

We shall see what happens.




Ga. school director fired after racial graduation comment

Racism is a Learned Behavior, supported by the environment

During last Friday's graduation celebration, Gordeuk accidentally dismissed attendees before the school valedictorian could give a speech.


The Environment is the

"Home, Neighborhood, School, City, Job, Recreation Center, Church, Store or Restaurant".

The Teachers of Racism are the

Parent, Brother, Sister, Father, Uncle, Aunt, Neighbor, Friend, Colleague, Priest, Preacher, School Teacher.

Racist Behavior and Racism

as a human foundation,

are human behaviors that yield flawed and hurtful human interactions with those who are the subjects of

racist acts and actions and

racism as a collective environmental accepted disposition.

One that is a racist, is one that has been nurtured by the environment to the extent that when the racist leaves that environment of racism, the racist is often incapable of changing the racist behavior because of the deep degree to which the racist behavior have been infused.

When the racist environment is visited by those from the outside,

the racism of the environment will not change, and when the video records the standard behavior of the racist environment,

denial of racism is not possible.




Pope calls Palestinian leader "angel of peace" during visit

A Slap in the face of Israel's Netanyahu

Pope calls Palestinian leader "angel of peace" during visitHow can words infiltrate a soul to the extent that one would feel a sense of anger?  Ask Israel's Netanyahu how he feels after the Pope spoke these words.

" "Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" "

For 40 plus years, Palestine and Israel has been in battle over a plot of land with each nation's leaders... falling into the mal human behavior that equal arrogance and childish behavior rather than taking the disposition of an intellect that values a life and peace more than a perception of strength or weakness.

The results have been lost lives, destroyed property and the infusion of anger in the hearts of the children on both sides that will lead to another generation of fighting.




Maryland Chooses Jail Over Schools for Baltimore Youths

The Epitome of the example of Wrong Leadership

Bmore leaders choose a jail over a school when the choice was made

Baltimore..., Police Brutality and the wrongful death of a young man that lead to a riot that was viewed live by the entire world...,

which provided the in house and behind the door view of an inside look at an American black neighborhood with all it's flawed building structures and frustrated black citizens whom have been ignored by the American Dream and beaten into acquiescing to a life style that they feel that this Baltimore Government supports.

The decision to spend money in building a jail and not spending that same money on a school,

validates the perceptions of those blacks in the debilitated neighborhoods and the only way that we can fix this perception is by removing any leader that would choose a jail over a school.




Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

Education & Science are the

Enemy of Theology Worshipers

Gary Hall

The Un-Educated Mind is the easiest mind to mold and influence, and the number of the illiterate on earth prior to the life of Jesus,

was at a 95% rate, thus, 95% of all humans were easily convinced that the things written in a bible, were in fact


Today, access to validate-able information to the masses provides the level of education to the individual, whom would question the facts of any bible... that attempts to convince today's humans that this earth is only 10 thousands years old.

Science has proven that this earth has been around billions of years longer than what the King James bible of suggests, and Science has proven that man has been on earth millions of years before

Adam & Eve

as suggested by the King James bible.

Not to mention the many flawed examples in those who lead all religious affiliations as positive and honest examples of the theology that they represent.





Asian-American groups accuse Harvard of racial bias in admissions

Harvard, steeped in tradition.... of

Caste System of Admittance

Harvard Sued by Asian AmericansThe reputation precedes even the power name of Harvard.

The reputation embraces the expectations of those allowed "in".

A Steeped Tradition of educating the upper classed and most perfect

"White Americans"

with a sprinkle of Non Whites who have achieved the dream to be accepted in the

kingdom of Education Glory.

The reality of

"Class Educational System" style acceptance, is... and has always been the mantel of Harvard.

Now, the Asian Race of students, whom own reputation of exceedence in disciplined studying,

are accusing Harvard of Racism.....

For Blacks in America in response to these allegations by Asians...

"Welcome to the party





NFL suspends Brady 4 games; Pats lose picks

Brady and the New England Patriots are Cheaters...

Tom Brady

In American Justice, there is a thing called the "3 Strikes Rule",

where, when an individual is convicted of a 3rd crime,
he/she will be severely punished with extensively long jail sentencing.

For Brady and the Patriots,

this instance of cheating is in fact, the 3rd infraction of NFL Rules.

Although none of the Patriots will go to jail,

the sentence equals the cheating and the

3rd instances.

I personally believe that Tom Brady rates a full season suspension because with the history of spy gate alone, that should have been more than enough past history with Brady and the Patriots to cause him to really consider any possible notion of cheating, but,

he did it anyway, and for that,

1 full year suspension is what ought to be levied.




Here’s How Jeb Bush Justifies His Brother’s War In Iraq

Jeb... Jeb....Jeb..... You Will Not Be President

Jeb and his criminal brotherSupporting your extremely
Life Long Screw Up Brother

in the rule of "wait your turn" as the bush family believes,
is the nail that seals your coffin.

The Iraq War was Illegal...,

and if you want to be the rightous brother,

ask that your brother be arrested and charged with war crimes.

Maybe then,

you will get acknowledgement of your differentiation to a screw up and your willingness to be the good one.




Washington man shot after pointing phone like a gun: police

Justifying the shooting of a man that
 "points a cell phone" at a cop

When a Police Chief, stands in front of a microphone and justifies the Washington man shot after pointing phone like a gun: police shooting of a man because he pointed a cell phone at his officers....

this is the exact disposition that represent the

"Gang Mentality of a Police Department"

that lay the foundation of the

"Us against Them".

As ridiculous as this defense of shooting a man pointing a cell phone at a cop is,

what is equaling as ridiculous is,

"They Are Serious"!!!!!

We have all lost our sense of value when we


idiocy in a leader of men with guns.



Israel's West Bank housing policy by numbers

What is Fair?  Is are the effects of decades and centuries of unfairness?

Nations and the Rich

have abused the poor from the beginning and today,

Israel and Palestine decades of argumentsthe abuses of the poor are starting to turn the poor into radicals who are taking out their frustrations on communities around the world.

It is the many cesspools of poor communities around the world that is the breeding grounds for those who are easily convinced to carry out horrid acts of violence against their own communities.

Fair Treatment of all,

has never been the case in human history,

even in the best of circumstances, and we are seeing the ignored poor living conditions created by governments around the world,

become the areas that ensures at least 1 violent attacker turn on their own nation.

What is Fair?

For the Rich,

there will come a time when it will be far to late to become





changed 4/6






Every Where




In Every One




is everywhere

in everybody.


It is a learned human trait,

not an inherited trait.


It’s not good

nor is it bad.



becomes an ill

if a person’s racist opinion

affects another human being






We all

learn a degree of racism

from our parents


our skin color

does not matter.




in my opinion,

a person

who acts out in public,

in a manner that can be construed as


by the individual

that the act

was directed to,

does so

because they feel that their

act or action

is condoned

by others.


Note that

a white racist

never march down

the middle of an area

of the country that is

predominantly black,

say Philadelphia.



Reason being,

a conscious act or action

with known consequences,

will 99.9% of the time,

control the act itself,


if there were severe consequences

for any racist act,

people would opt to keep

their racist acts

within the confines

of their safe environment,

their homes.


The realities for people

who use

a racist act or action

generally feel a sense that

they are satisfying

the overall good for people of

his or her ilk.



if all races felt comfortable

with acting out their

racist consciousness.



condoned racist act

by any race

is a condoned racist act

against any & all U.S. citizens’ rights

of peace of mind.


The law

ought to specifically communicate

that racism

is based on the victims perspective

of a specific act or action,


if a person concludes

that a racist act

had been committed against one’s person,

the identified person

should be prosecuted with

extreme prejudice,,,,


to create a conscious awareness

to any and all Americans

that racist acts

will be dealt with

extremely severally.



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Leadership in any industry,
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Leaders in any
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When Leaders fail
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flawed deeds and acts,
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The Abuses of Police Officers
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The Minoriities have had enoughBaltimore protests turn violent; police officers injured in clashes 4/28

American Spring, the rise of the abused


Human Nature Dictates that those in the seats of power will remain in the seats of power
until those in the seats of power
pass on the power to others or until
those in the seats of power are
physically removed.


The Arab Spring, yet on going as we speak,
set forth the precedence for a people to demand the removal of its historic leadership and its
historical system of government.


Baltimore's Rioting
is the first of its kind in this new
American Social Behavior
where citizens are now behaving based on the facts provided by indisputable video evidence as to the facts of how a minority is arrested and subsequently ends up dead.


The Facts of Freddie Grey's Death
is no longer left to be explained by the Police Department because the world citizens can conclude for themselves that Freddie Grey's Death was at the hands of Baltimore's Police Officers.


The Facts Freddie Grey's Death
based on video evidence, no longer ought to take weeks to be disclosed when 90% of the facts were in the
video evidence.


The Facts of Freddie Grey's Death
no longer require an extensive wait and see process known to be extremely disproportionately in the favor of a lying police officer
who has been given the benefit of his word over
25 Citizen's account of how a death took place.


The Facts of Freddie Grey's Death
no longer provides the police department with the favor of the demographics, until this past existing Presidency, have always swayed to the favor of those who served as police officers.


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Woman punched by officer during arrest sues Seattle for $1 million 4/26


Differences in the treatment of

Black Woman & White Woman by Police


The Perceptions of the Fragile White Woman and
the Angry Black Woman
directly affect the manner in which they are treated by both,
White Police Officers and Black Police Officers.


Human Nature
ensures that no two human beings will ever be the same, and
Human Nature
has ensured that
every Human Being is equally as capable of
giving and accepting Love
as well as, equally as capable of
initiating acts of evilness and hate.


Police Perception of Woman based on Race


Skin Color does factor
into what a
Police Officer's Perception of Woman is,
and no human being in America can deny this as being a fact,
in that, for the past 400 years, skin color has been the determining factor
in which how an American is treated at all levels of American Society.


To this day, the facts are real and the facts speak for themselves
with the two articles display to the left and to the right,
with the results of the interactions with police officers
by two different race woman, and the results of their interactions
leaves one with a black eye and the other
casually hand cuffed... even after she has intentionally
refused to obey and conform to the police officer's commands.


The many instances of black men being killed by police officers
over the past year has been met with the response of
"by choosing not to immediately comply with a police officer's commands,

any subsequent actions that would lead to the physical damaging of an individual or

even death..., is the fault of the individual

who did not "immediately" comply

with a police officer's command ".


Perceptions Dictate Actions


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Western Conference Finals


Stephen Curry wins worthy battle on style points
They didn’t have to guard each other for it to feel like a personal duel between Stephen Curry and James Harden.



Eastern Conference Finals


Game 1 -- Wed. May 20, Cleveland at Atlanta, 8:30 PM, TNT

Robert Kraft: Patriots won't appeal Deflategate punishment

Robert KraftSAN FRANCISCO -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the reigning Super Bowl champions will accept their punishment from the NFL in the Deflategate investigation. The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked two draft picks -- a first-rounder in 2016 and a fourth-rounder in 2017 -- by the NFL after an investigation found that star quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of a scheme to illegally deflate footballs for the AFC Championship Game.

Striking a conciliatory tone, Kraft said Tuesday that the Patriots will not appeal the penalties.


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Hawks off to East finals for first time; Paul Pierce game-tying 3 ruled too late

WASHINGTON -- Kyle Korver was the ATL winsAtlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series. The shot swished, apparently tying the score at the buzzer. Pierce raised his arms; both teams began thinking about OT. Then, though, the play was reviewed, showing the clock expired before Pierce released the basketball.

"It went in and it's just like, 'You've got to be kidding me. That did not just happen,'" Korver said, shaking his head. "I thought he got it off. I was getting ready for overtime. And then ... you're like, 'Heeeeyyyy! All right! We'll take it!"



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It’s one thing to hear about the severity of the drought out West, but Drought Conditions are getting drasticimages of Lake Mead, on the Colorado River, show an unprecedented drop in its water level and hammer home the severity of the drought.

Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir, is filled to only 40 percent of capacity.

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'Paddle in Seattle' Arctic oil drilling protest

Protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay in Seattle to protest against plans by energy giant Shell to drill for oil in the ArcticHundreds of people in kayaks and small boats have staged a protest in the north-western US port city of Seattle against oil drilling in the Arctic by the Shell energy giant.

Paddle in Seattle was held by activists who said the firm's drilling would damage the environment.

It comes after the first of Shell's two massive oil rigs arrived at the port. The firm wants to move them in the coming months to explore for oil off Alaska's northern coast.

Earlier this week, Shell won conditional approval from the US Department of Interior for oil exploration in the Arctic.

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Shaun Owens, Cosom's attorney, could not be immediately reached, but he told the Sun that Cosom's behavior was "quite simply a lapse in judgment."

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