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Zika crisis: WHO seeks to allay fears over Rio Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has played down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics in August to be postponed. The World Health Organization (WHO) has played down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics in August to be postponed.




Felton M Batiste Jr.



ASKFMB Top Stories from February 2016



‘Fat Leonard’ scandal swells; three more Navy figures charged

A long-running Navy corruption scandal reached new heights Friday as a commander and two retired officers

were arrested on federal charges of feeding inside information to a Singapore-based defense contractor for sex, vacations and other favors.

All three defendants are accused of acting as paid moles for the contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, by leaking

intelligence about criminal investigations into the company or other information to give the firm an unfair advantage over competitors.

The new cases bring the number of people charged in the mushrooming scandal to 14. Prosecutors have said that as many as 200 people are under investigation.

According to Navy officials, about 30 admirals are under scrutiny for possible criminal or ethical violations.

Lt. Cmdr. Gentry DeBord, a supply and logistics officer, was charged in federal court in San Diego with conspiracy to commit bribery. An affidavit filed by federal investigators describes him as a sex-starved officer who routinely beseeched Glenn Defense executives to arrange prostitutes for him during port visits in Asia.





Judge Handcuffs Defense Attorney In Court To Teach Her 'A Lesson' For Speaking Out

A Las Vegas judge this week ordered a deputy public defender to be On Monday, an irritated Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told Clark County Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary to "be quiet"placed in handcuffs and seated next to inmates in court, saying he wanted to teach her "a lesson" about courtroom etiquette.

But legal experts say it's the judge who may actually need a lesson in decorum.

On Monday, an irritated Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told Clark County Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary to "be quiet"

as she tried to defend her client and keep him from serving a six-month jail sentence for violating probation, the Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported.

As Bakhtary continued speak out in defense of her client, Hafen exploded and ordered a marshal to place Bakhtary in handcuffs and seat her in the jury box next to inmates.

Hafen told the Review-Journal that it's not "proper decorum" to talk over or interrupt in court. But Bakhtary told The Huffington Post that it was Hafen who first interrupted her while she was in the middle of defending her client. Here's the court transcript from the incident:





'Nowhere close to a fair trial': pressure builds to aid Americans detained in UAE

Barack Obama’s former White House counsel, human rights groups and Amal Eldarat families have made a final push to pressure the US and Canada over three men who have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years.

The three men, two American Libyans and one Canadian Libyan, face a verdict on Monday in their trial before the UAE’s highest court.

In March, prosecutors suddenly dropped charges that the men supported terrorist groups, but charges remain that they provided supplies to groups in a foreign country and collected donations without permission.

Before that, the men were held in prisons for 505 days without charges, and family members have alleged torture including beatings, electric shocks and sleep deprivation.





Tropical Storm Bonnie nears SC coast

(CNN) — An Atlantic storm was upgraded Saturday afternoon to Tropical Storm Bonnie nears SC coastTropical Storm Bonnie and was beginning to pelt some South Carolina coastal areas with heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center earlier issued a tropical storm warning for the state's coastline. Maximum sustained winds increased to nearly 40 miles per hour. "Some additional strengthening is possible tonight as Bonnie moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.





NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot

(CNN) — New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally Bryce Dejean-Jonesshot in Dallas early Saturday, Dallas police spokesman DeMarquis Black said. A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, Black said in a statement. The resident said "he called out to the individual, but was not answered," and when the resident's bedroom door was kicked open, the resident fired his gun, police said Dejean-Jones was struck and collapsed in the breezeway. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, Black said. It's not known if any charges have been filed.

Dejean-Jones, 23, was a rookie guard with the Pelicans this past season, having played in college for Iowa State, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and the University of Southern California.





After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

John Hersey went to Hiroshima in 1945 for the New Yorker magazine to John Hersey went to Hiroshima in 1945 for the New Yorker magazine to talk to people who had lived through the world's first nuclear bomb. The magazine turned over its entire issue to his report in August of 1946; it's considered a to people who had lived through the world's first nuclear bomb.

The magazine turned over its entire issue to his report in August of 1946; it's considered a classic.

John Hersey didn't try to second-guess the American decision to drop the atom bomb, a year after it ended the deadliest war in history.

Simply and plainly, he described the stories of six people who survived in a city where so many thousands died:

"Early in the evening of the day the bomb exploded, a Japanese naval launch moved slowly up and down the seven rivers of Hiroshima,"

John Hersey wrote, "alongside the crowded sandspits on which hundreds of wounded lay..."

Mr. Tanimoto found about twenty men and women on the sandspit. He drove the boat onto the bank and urged them to get aboard. They did not move and he realized that they were too weak to lift themselves.

He reached down and took a woman by the hands, but her skin slipped off in huge, glove-like pieces.

He was so sickened by this that he had to sit down for a moment.

Then he got out into the water and, though a small man, lifted several of the men and women, who were naked, into his boat. Their backs and breasts were clammy, and he remembered uneasily what the great burns he had seen during the day had been like: yellow at first, then red and swollen, with the skin sloughed off, and finally, in the evening, suppurated and smelly.






Brazil 'mass rape' video: President calls crisis talks

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer has called an emergency meeting Brazil's interim President Michel Temer has called an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a gang rape of a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro triggered wide condemnation.of state security ministers after a gang rape of a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro triggered wide condemnation.

He vowed to form a federal police unit to deal with violence against women.

The girl, 16, believes she was doped after going to her boyfriend's house last Saturday and says she woke up in a different house, surrounded by 30 men.

Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded an end to sexual violence.

The video of the attack was put on social media, shocking Brazil.

Police are hunting more than 30 male suspects. Arrest warrants have been issued, including one for the boyfriend.

"I condemn most forcefully the rape of the teenager in Rio de Janeiro," Mr Temer said. "It is absurd that in the 21st Century we should have to live with barbaric crimes such as this."

He said the authorities were working "to find those responsible" for the attack.







Bernie Sanders calls for ouster of two convention co-chairs

Bernie Sanders is formally seeking the ouster of “aggressive attack It comes a week after Sanders said he would make sure Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida isn’t reappointed to her role as head of the DNC if he becomes president and he began fundraising for her primary opponent, Tim Canova. surrogates” for Hillary Clinton from key Democratic National Convention committees.

The campaign announced Saturday it wants to remove Connecticut Gov.

Dannel Malloy as a co-chairman of the Platform Committee and former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank as head of the Rules Committee.

Frank has sharply criticized Sanders’ positions on breaking up big banks and Malloy has criticized Sanders on guns.

The campaign’s Friday letter to Democratic National Committee rules officials marks the latest turn in Sanders’ feud with party officials.







Australia immigration: Rival Melbourne rallies spark clashes

Australian police have used pepper spray to break up clashes between two Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia's multicultural society was still "a work in progress".rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne. Demonstrators in a march against racism

clashed with protesters against immigration, with hundreds of police trying to keep them apart. Several people were arrested for rioting and assaulting police.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia's multicultural society was still "a work in progress".

Victoria state police condemned the behaviour of groups of demonstrators during the rallies in the suburb of Coburg.

"There was riotous behaviour and it was appalling," Commander Sharon Cowden told reporters, adding there were only minor injuries.

Racism, immigration and the the fear of Islamist extremism have become important issues in the run-up to

parliamentary elections, to be held in July.

The anti-immigration protesters carried banners saying "No refugees, our home, our future",

according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).






Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says

(CNN) — The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council saysthat allows husbands to "lightly beat" their wives as a form of discipline.

In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman.

The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear. The Council of Islamic Ideology is a powerful constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature whether laws are in line with the teachings of Islam. Its proposed bill is seen as a response to the rejected Punjab Women Protection bill for abused women.

The council shunned it as "un-Islamic" and wrote its own bill, which includes the recommendation for the light beating.

"A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods," Pakistan's Express-Tribune newspaper cited the proposal as saying.







Donald Trump rally sparks clashes in San Diego

Supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald San Diego's population is about one-third Latino and hundreds of thousands of people cross the border with Mexico legally each day.Trump have clashed in the city of San Diego in California. Police declared a gathering outside the city's convention centre unlawful and made 35 arrests, as stones and water bottles were thrown.

Mr Trump was in the city near the Mexican border to hold a rally ahead of the 7 June California primary.

He has pledged to build a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants. 'Fantastic job' The skirmishes flared as the convention centre emptied following Mr Trump's rally, and supporters and opponents met in the streets, jeering and heckling each other

San Diego's population is about one-third Latino and hundreds of thousands of people cross the border with Mexico legally each day.

One San Diego protester, Martha McPhail, told the local City News Service:

"I am opposed to the hateful, bigoted,

racist language of Donald Trump and his arrogance and intolerance.






Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika

Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to ZikaThe summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization.







Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on charges of possessing child porn

Former Glee star Mark Salling was charged Friday in a federal indictment Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on charges of possessing child pornwith receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive, the Justice Department in Los Angeles announced. Salling, 33, best known as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee, was named in a two-count indictment by a federal grand jury, charged with using the Internet on Dec. 29, 2015, to receive a still image and a video depicting child pornography and involving young girls. The second count in the indictment charges Salling with possessing two videos, also involving young girls and depicting child pornography, on December 29, 2015. Salling was arrested at the end of December after the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search






Automakers recall 12 million vehicles over Takata air bags

Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to Automakers recall 12 million vehicles over Takata air bags replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

They're part of a massive expansion of Takata air bag recalls announced earlier this month.

Seventeen automakers are adding 35 million-to-40 million inflators to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history. In addition, the Japanese transport ministry on Friday announced 7 million additional recalls related to the Takata inflators. Those recalls cover all front air bags that do not have a chemical drying agent






Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: A First Look at America's Supergun

DAHLGREN, Va.—A warning siren bellowed through the concrete “This is going to change the way we fight,” said U.S. Navy Adm. Mat Winter, the head of the Office of Naval Research bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the U.S. ahead of advancing Russian and Chinese weaponry. In conventional guns, a bullet loses velocity from the moment the gunpowder ignites and sends it flying. The railgun projectile instead gains speed as it travels the length of a 32-foot barrel, exiting the muzzle at 4,500 miles an hour, or more than a mile a second.






Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos

Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photosin Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia,

during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS).

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US "two-faced" and said the practice was


The images appear to show a US special forces soldier wearing the patch of the YPG, a Kurdish militia group.

On Friday the US ordered its personnel to remove the patches.

A US spokesman in Baghdad, Col Steve Warren,

said the wearing of the patches was unauthorised,

and admitted there were political sensitivities

on this occasion

which made the practice inappropriate.






'Racist' Chinese advert appals viewers

A Chinese advert for laundry detergent has been winning attention for all the wrong reasons, with at least one commentator describing it as "jaw-droppingly racist." The commercial, for the Qiaobi detergent brand, begins with a woman loading her washing machine. A black man in paint-splattered clothes appears, who then wolf-whistles and winks at the woman. She beckons him over, then pushes him into the machine - and he emerges, to the woman's delight, as a Chinese man in clean clothes. The video achieved viral notoriety after it was shared on Facebook by American expat Christopher Powell, a musician with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, who said, simply: "I'm appalled."

2 teens taken into custody in killing of Novato student

Two of three suspects in a Marin County trail attack that killed one high school student dead and left another in critical condition were arrested Thursday afternoon in police raids on residences in Novato, officials said.



Beloved college football coach dies after battle with Parkinson'sDon Horton


2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas


Clinton email headache is about to get worseA scathing inspector general's report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill.


Pleading for Peace in Chicago: ‘We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath’Garfield Park


El Salvador - where women are jailed for 40 years for the 'crime' of having a miscarriageEl Salvador - where women are jailed for 40 years for the 'crime' of having a miscarriage


Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government ShutdownVenezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown


One of the World’s Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This FenceBoy With a Pipe


Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika


Florida boat collision: One dead, 2 injured


Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'


Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-male Orthodox enclaveRussian President Vladimir Putin is visiting the monasteries at Mount Athos, in northern Greece, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites.


Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailedOperation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed


Body recovered after WWII airplane crashes in Hudson RiverThe P-47 Thunderbolt was one of three aircraft that departed Republic Airport on Long Island, according to Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.


'60 Minutes' Australia fires producer over Beirut child abduction story"60 Minutes" Australia has fired a producer who was involved in a child abduction story that resulted in its four-person crew being jailed briefly in Lebanon


Syria conflict: IS 'attacks rebel-held Syria town of Marea'


Okinawa base imposes curfew on US troops after woman's deathKenneth Shinzato


Swiss mark opening of world's longest and deepest rail tunnelSwitzerland will celebrate an engineering marvel 20 years in the works on Wednesday: the debut of the world's longest and deepest railroad tunnel.


Gene therapy drug approval granted to GSK


Uganda 2010 bombing: Five given life in jailFive people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, have been given life sentences.



NH man pleads guilty to holding teen 9 months


Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina


Could Mississippi integration ruling trigger 'white flight'?Lonniesha Sampson


Mount Everest deaths: Body of 5th climber located


Obama in Hiroshima calls for 'world without nuclear weapons'Obama in Hiroshima calls for 'world without nuclear weapons'


Johnny Depp's wife accuses him of assaultA US judge has ordered actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after she alleged he assaulted her.


Islamic State: Commander in Falluja killed says US


UK citizen jailed for Heathrow suicide plot
Minh Quang Pham was arrested at Heathrow in July 2011


London 2012 Olympics: 23 competitors return positive drug tests


Greece's Tsipras condemns sanctions against Russia


Anger after Toronto police raid dozens of marijuana shops


Phone Scam 'Onslaught' Has Authorities ScramblingEdward Lewis


Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study


Florida psychiatrist found guilty of trying to kill her ex-husbandAlexis Touchton-William


Kathryn Steinle’s parents sue over daughter’s SF slaying


41 Secret Service Staffers Disciplined For Accessing Private Files On Congressman




US slaps China steel imports with fivefold tax increase

Obama Admin sends a huge signal to China

A 522% increase in importation taxes levied on China Steel has to be US and European steel producers claim China is distorting the global market and undercutting them by dumping its excess supply abroad. The Commerce Department also levied anti-dumping duties of 71% on Japanese-made cold-rolled steel.nothing but words of glory for

American Steel Industry,

because for the past decade, China has been producing huge sums of steel, and have caused steel producing nations to feel the pinch of reduced profits, based on the huge influx of cheap China steel that has caused the price of steel to plummet significantly, to the extent that American Steel, long glory, is all but fizzled away.

Over the past 4 years, the tic for tact between China and Obama has continued to increase, to the point where a military deal between the U.S. and Japan 2 years ago, made the strife blatant.

Now..., we see the rise in tension taking place with China refusing a U.S. vessel to port in China 2 months ago, which is a huge denial and directly reflect what is taking place between Obama and China.

Steel Workers..., you have a new window of opportunity and I'd suggest that Obama did you a "solid".








Torture report disappearance raises ire of Senate Democrats

Someone is attempting to protect former President Bush

In 2014, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who was
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who was chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee in December 2014 when the panel released public findings of the classified report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of enhanced interrogation practices, has fired off a letter to Director John Brennan seeking to provide a new copy of the report to the CIA inspector general, after a copy there was apparently misplaced or deleted. chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, in December 2014, made public, the truths associated with the enhance interrogation techniques that are nothing less than "torture".

This was a huge blow to the Bush Administration at a world level with the facts written in the publish documents that validate that the Bush Admin should be held accountable for acts and actions that, at a minimum, are illegal if not, war crimes.

Now..., apparently, the significant act of the document being "deleted" raises a huge concern that leads to reasonable thoughts that this was an illegal act to protect the Bush Admin.

Anyone who has had any interactions with protected and classified material, except Hillary Clinton, knows that the act of deleting a classified file is a huge no no and those who would consider even thinking of doing such a thing,

ought not be allowed to be in the seat that the person sits in,

unless your Hillary Clinton.

Keep an eye open on this one boys and girls.








Netanyahu says Iran 'preparing another Holocaust'

Always the Victim and never the "Oppressor"

For the past 8 years..., we have been subjected to the many instances Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Sunday a Tehran anti-Israel cartoon contest themed around the Holocaust, accusing Iran of denying and belittling it as well as "preparing another Holocaust."of Israel's Netanyahu focusing on Iran's disposition, regarding whether Israel, ought to exist, or his constant repeated complaints that Iran says that Israel should be wiped off the earth...,

as if Iran, has, or will actually wipe Israel of the planet.

However..., whenever Israel's Netanyahu is asked to discuss his disposition towards the Palestinians, as it associates to the heavy handed approach, that Israel enforces, whenever a small skirmish takes place between Israel and Palestine...,

his response deflects the seriousness of Israel's use of excessive force, or refuses to address Israel's continued destruction of Palestinian's homes, as a form of punishment.

Oh... he plays his role well, and it is he who ensures that Israel and Palestine, will never have peace.

One can't play the victim role when he is also playing the bully on the block against other nations, or other people,

who are weaker.








French female ministers decry sexual harassment

Flawed behavior condoned when no one is punished

"Women must be allowed to work, be out in the street, take transport without having to be subject to comments or wandering hands. We shouldn't have to say it again and again. We shouldn't have to write this declaration."When any environment is of only one, or two, types of demographic categories..., you can expect an extent of like behavior, that would offend others who are not of the one or two demographic type.

This is what poisons our working environment, and allows flawed and ugly behavior, to persists.

Refusing to enforce/ensure diversity, is equal to ensuring mal behavior in any working environment.

Woman are more susceptible to harassment because they are more often the "new" demographic, of the under represented demographic in a male driven world.

We can only address these issues when they happen, but if those who are charged with disseminating the punishment, are of the same demographic of those being charged...









Egypt jails 51 for protesting against Saudi islands deal

A Vicious Cycle of Flawed Leadership

leading to deaths

There were 33 defendants present in the Cairo courtroom to hear the verdicts, while the rest were out on bail.Egypt, once again.., find its top office occupied by an individual that uses the power of its office, to jail, and punish Egypt Citizens when they protest against flawed decisions.

What is Serving the Citizens of the country?

A question that is lost in 99% of all nations around this world.

Every nation on earth, suffer, due to the corrupt, and flawed leaders, who steal from the citizens,

leaving the citizens, and the nation, under served.

$Billions milked from funding that supposed to be used on nation's infrastructure, or education, 

end up in off shore bank accounts of elected officials and their friends.

This is the 3rd instance, in Egypt's very short 10 years of flawed leaders, using the power of the top office to dictate to the citizens, and then jailing the very citizens that..., they promised change too.

Interesting how flawed people find their way in the

most powerful seats of power in all nations.








Philly PD admits its SUV was masked as Google Maps vehicle

Continued Illegal Surveillance with no accountability

Clear and Conscious decision to deceive the public by a police Philly PD admits its SUV was masked as Google Maps vehicledepartment and just as usual... when these types of blatant breach of law take place...

no one goes to jail unless the law breaker is a citizen.

Edward Snowden's actions years ago brought to light the extensiveness of the illegal collection of American's meta data provides us all with a clear understanding of the willingness by those serving as policing authority...

to break the law and then call it "security".

When no one goes to jail and when no one is fired...

we as a collective American Body of Citizens

"Condone Ilegal Behavior"

by any and all that serve as "servants" of some tentacle of the justice system.








Silver: Law change needed to keep '17 All-Star in Charlotte

The Power of Sports Money

"Is Legitimate Power"

Commissioner Adam Silver believes the NBA has been "crystal clear" that the 2017 All-Star Game only stays in Charlotte if a North Carolina law goes

Convictions =

The Refusal to yield to your individual and personal standards.

The Refusal to yield to your individual and personal ethics.

Just as the individual must honor ones individualism by his/her acts and actions in every individual decision made daily...

an entity that represent 1 to 1 million souls...

must also honor the entity's ethics which ought to represent the ethics personified by an human characteristic.

Bigotry and Hate are Human Characteristics

speaks to the flawed human capabilities and it is the flawed human characteristics in any individual or any entity that will remain in place until something acts contrary to the flawed behavior that would encourage the individual or entity to

Correct Its Flaws Immediately.

The NBA is a arm of the Human Society and to reward

Bigotry and Hate

with huge sums of money based on the NBA's refusal to take a stand would be







He's known as the

On Policing In Baltimore, Activist DeRay Mckesson Gets Retweets. Can He Get Votes? 4/15

And the Change Begins


2 Plus Centuries, behind in the techniques of Political Practices.

2 Plus Centuries, behind in the mastering the manipulation of the Justice System.

2 Plus Centuries, behind in the art of lying, as a collective body, in order to ensure that others are disenfranchised, and are exploited.


the beginning of the new, "United States Democratic Movement",
has only just begun.


Democratic & Republican Parties,
designed, organized, and managed, for the past 175 plus years, have begun the decent, in that,
the Non White American Citizens have been viewing the lack of representation of their interest by both parties,
to the extent that, those who call themselves
are now 50% of all, who call themselves, Legal Voters.


The slow change has begun,
with the removal and replacing of
Mayors, District Attorney's & Police Chiefs,
in several of the larger metropolitan cities,
and these changes will begin to pick up, in the pace of change,
as more and more begin to recognize, and
live the new American way.



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Only one prosecutor was disciplined by any oversight authorities, the report asserts.

Citizens Victims at every level of Justice 4/5

Report Says Prosecutors Rarely Pay Price for Mistakes and Misconduct



Police Officers, the initial contact with any level of the justice system for citizens, are recorded on video,
abusing citizens, verbally, and physically...,
not to mention..., video capturing acts of actually shooting a citizen by Police Officers...,
all of which, is deemed justified by the courts,
leaving the citizen,
the victim of an unwarrented abuse, or
even, a victim of an inexcusable murder.


Judges, caught doing crack cocaine, abusing the power
of the seat of judgeship, by denying crucial evidence...,
assigning unequal bail requirements
based on ones class,
or ones race...,
disseminating unequal jail sentences,
based on race class and sex...,
all gone unpunished,
leaving the citizens,
yet again... a victim of one that sit in the seat of the
Justice System.


The American Citizen,
is victimized at every level of the entire justice system, irregardless of the circumstances, and,
irregardless of the environment...


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Jose Reyes accepts suspension through May 31

Major League Baseball announced Friday Jose Reyesthat it has suspended Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes without pay through May 31 for violating its domestic violence policy. Reyes agreed to the punishment and will not appeal. The penalty stemmed from an alleged altercation with his wife at a Hawaii resort in October. "I want to apologize for everything that has happened," Reyes said in a statement. "I am sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans and most of all my family.

"I am happy to put this all in the past and get back to doing what I love most, playing baseball. My wife Katherine has remained by my side throughout everything and for that I will be forever grateful."

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changed 5/3


You are what you chose,
You become

what you choose to become



It is your decision
to be a profitable or prosperous human being.


It is your decision

to be a bum,
a drug addict,




Each day,
thousands of times a day,
you process thousands of decisions
associated with your daily activities
that range from
deciding to brush your teeth,
deciding when you actually

head in the direction of your bed,
actually getting in the bed

to go to sleep for the night.




Every thought
between the time that you awake

the time that you choose to go to bed,
is a “Conscious Decision”
processed in your mind.




Planning your entire day in advance,
is just one instance
of the many thousands of instances
that you experience each day,
and when you choose
to plan your day in advance…,
actually acting out the previously planned day…,
what you will find is that
you have lived
1 successful day.




Just as no human being is perfect,
no plan is perfect…,
no 1 day wi
ll ever be perfect…,
each day can be a successful day
by accomplishing
some of the daily scheduled tasks
that you have added to your list of things
that you will want to accomplish
in that one specific day.




By recognizing
that each and every day
can be a successful day,
based on a schedule of tasks
that you have listed as your tasks to accomplish
in each and every individual day….
that would allow you to call that specific day
you will have all the tools necessary
to plan a successful life
that you choose.




Just as you choose
not to study a lesson assignment;
just as you choose
not workout;
just as you choose
not to participate in your child’s life;
just as you choose
to play video games for hours;



You can choose
to read the chapters in a specific book to gain the knowledge that would allow you to pass a test; 
You can choose
to schedule a workout into your daily life;
you can choose
to be a parent to that child you create;
you can choose
to not to play video games more than an allotted amount of time daily.




Deciding to plan a day,
and consciously deciding to perform
the tasks scheduled on your daily plan,
you will find that
30 successful days out of 35
will lead to having a successful month,
choosing to be successful
for 1,400 days out of 1460 days
will lead you to be successful in accomplishing a college degree,
while providing you with valuable knowledge
and skills that you can continue to use for the rest of your life.




To become
what you desire to be
is simply choosing to be it…
each and every day…,
one day at a time.




You are what you are
because you have chosen
to be what you are…
at this specific moment in time,
based on your own individual past choices
to not plan successful days,
your choice to plan successful days.




By planning
acting out the plan of the day,
you set in place the possibility to say,
“I had a successful day”.




Successful days
ensure that you become
what you choose to become.



Felton M Batiste jr.



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Prince and his many looks

Prince's last days: Health scares, thrilling shows, purple pianos 4/23

I fell in love with Prince’s Music
in 1979 And today…
I feel Lost in Love


In 1979…, while visiting a friend’s home…,
he played a “Prince Album” during my visit, and it was my first introduction to the voice, and the sound of a individual who made music, in a manner that I truly appreciated, from a artist perspectictive.


I have always had a deep, and compassionate heart, and on this Prince Album, from 1979…, there were two songs that seemed to understand my heart, as I looked into the eyes of the girls whom I had a crush on.


To this day…,
Prince’s songs remain on my #1’s Itunes Play List, along with many others…, all of which,
I listen to daily.


In my heart...,
I viewed Prince as the one that is still productive, and part of this world’s historical talent core that I truly cherish…,
especially after the death of MJ.


It was the death of MJ, that caused me to consciously acknowledge that
“I still have Prince…, the one that I truly believe…,
is the #1 artis in my mind and heart”.


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A 24-year-old New York man has been arrested and charged with the killing of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was caught in apparent crossfire during a gang shootout last year in Brooklyn, according to local media reports..



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Admitted Adultery or
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Officers in two states suspended after violent arrest caught on video 5/15/16

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Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges, judge rules

Decades of Sexual Assaults will be revealed

A Judge has decided to allow the world to witness the allegations More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trialagainst Bill Cosby, that will place him in the category of

Sexual Predictor.

50 Years of fame, and fortune, is at stake, and if these allegations are judge by a jury, of being valid, we will have witnessed a human being stripped of all dignity, and conscious value, to the extent that one would have to wonder if we were all duped because Bill Cosby, who is so good at hiding his psychological flaws, and acts of deception, that we praised him for

50 plus years.

So many have accused Cosby of the same thing, that one has to wonder how all of these woman can all be lying?

Time and will tell.






Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill to outlaw abortion

Republican led states imposing their values on "ALL"

Republicans..., have begun their imposing of the conservative values on Ms Fallin, a rising star in conservative circles, has been mentioned as a potential running mate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.the citizens of the states that have republican governors.

During the Republican Debate, going back to January, you heard one common comment by republican presidential candidates over and over again....

" Let the States

Control that"....

Well guess what...,

this action is what those purposed, and planned comments meant.

Since a republican can no longer win the office of Presidency, they have chosen to take charge of states, and their efforts are producing laws that have angered locals, and pissed off many people all around this nation.

There ain't but one way to address these types of laws, and those who promote them....,

remove them from office.

Those who dictate to others, are those with the insecurities, and people of the weakest character.






Venezuela crisis: Tear gas fired at anti-Maduro protest

South American Spring is taking place

Venezuela & Brazil

Venezuela crisis: Tear gas fired at anti-Maduro protestare going thru a national up rising by the citizens, in what can be compared to the "Muslim Arab Spring"

that is currently affecting the entire world, with millions of refugees stranded in nations...

that they would have never considered living in just, 7 years ago.

Brazil's "Dilma Rousseff" has been removed from office 2 weeks ago, after a vote by Brazil's "house", impeached her, based on allegations that she manipulated the nation's true financial status, in order to be re-elected 2 years ago.

2 Years ago  Venezuela's Maduro was hailed as a new change, but today..., Maduro has declared a national emergency because of the degree of protests against his leadership.

So... What the hell is going on in these two normally stable nations?

Take a look at this picture, and I believe that this picture speaks a thousand words.

Citizens around the world are seeing for themselves, all the flaws of those who sit in the seats of power in each individual nation, primarily because there are 10 times more resources that provide information, because 20 years ago..., the big media owners chose which stories to display, which often times, were stories that kept the powerful protected, by not displaying the true nature of the behind the closed doors deals.

Keep your socks on, this is only the beginning.







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