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Colo. woman who cut baby from womb of stranger gets 100 years

A baby-obsessed Colorado woman who cut a baby from the womb of a Colo. woman who cut baby from womb of stranger gets 100 years complete stranger was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison for the sickening crime.

Dynel Lane, 36, will likely die behind bars for the March 2015 attack on Michelle Wilkins, who was nearly eight months pregnant at the time.

The unborn baby girl died but Wilkins miraculously survived — and was in the courtroom as the judge handed down the stiff sentence.

Lane lured Wilkins to her home with a Craigslist ad promising free maternity clothes.

Prosecutors had asked the judge for a 126-year sentence, the max allowed for convictions of attempted murder, on four charges of felony assault and one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy.




Syria conflict: Aleppo rocked by fresh fighting

Syria's divided second city of Aleppo had endured another day of deadly State media said rebels shelled a mosque in the government-held district of Bab al-Faraj, killing 15 people.clashes.

State media said rebels shelled a mosque in the government-held district of Bab al-Faraj, killing 15 people.

In the rebel-held east, government air strikes reportedly left at least 11 dead and destroyed a medical facility - the second to be hit in a week.

The military meanwhile said a "regime of calm" would begin elsewhere at 01:00 on Saturday (22:00 GMT on Friday).

A statement said it would last for 24 hours in Damascus and the Eastern Ghouta region outside the capital, and for 72 hours in the northern countryside of Latakia province.

It did not explain why the halt was only temporary, nor was there any mention of Aleppo, where a week of escalating violence has left more than 200 civilians dead.

State television said rebels unleashed a barrage of rocket fire into the government-held western part of Aleppo just as people were coming out of Friday prayers.




Man Robs Istanbul Bank, Throws Money From Balcony

A Turkish man embarked on a bank robbery fit for Hollywood on An armed robber stole more than $10,000 from an Istanbul bank on Wednesday before heading to the top-floor where he threw the money to the street below. Wednesday when he stole more than $10,000 from an Istanbul bank before scaling the building and throwing the money from the top of the complex.

The man, identified as Semih Bulut, took a different

approach to the sale of his father’s Istanbul building

to the bank some

four years ago in

the Kumkapi district of the Turkish capital.




Multiple courts to try Berlusconi, party girls in sex and lies case

Multiple courts across Italy will join forces to try billionaire Silvio He is suspected of showering them with cash gifts and presents to buy their testimony in the run-up to and during his trial for paying for sex with dancer Karima El-Mahroug, better known as Ruby the heart stealer, when she was under 18.Berlusconi and the young women he is accused of bribing to lie under oath, a judge in Milan ruled Friday.

Prosecutors accuse the former premier, 79, of perverting the course of justice by allegedly paying dancers and society girls some ten million euros for their silence over what went on at his "Bunga Bunga" parties.

He is suspected of showering them with cash gifts and presents to buy their testimony in the run-up to and during his trial for paying for sex with dancer Karima El-Mahroug, better known as Ruby the heart stealer, when she was under 18.




Fla. sheriff's officer caught on video beating handcuffed woman

A rookie Jacksonville sheriff's officer was arrested and fired after being The other officers at the scene were not hit with charges.caught on video beating up a handcuffed strip club employee.

Video shows probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade repeatedly hitting 31-year-old Mayra Martinez on Wednesday at the Duval County jail.

Earlier in the day, Borisade and another officer had to use force to restrain Martinez — an incident that was also recorded.

At the jail, Borisade struck Martinez several times after she had tried to kick him. She then sat slumped next to a garbage can as other officers looked on.

"There are ways that this could have been dealt with without striking her,” Undersheriff Pat Ivey told the Florida Times-Union.

The 26-year-old Borisade has been arrested on a battery charge, authorities said Thursday. Borisade, who was hired in March of 2015, also lost his job.




Donald Trump 'would drop the atom bomb' says supporter

Donald Trump would

"have the guts"

to drop an

atom bomb

according to a

former coach

of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team

who was endorsing him

for president.

Bobby Knight

compared Mr Trump

to Harry Truman,

who authorised

the bombing of

Hiroshima in 1945


World War Two.





‘I want everyone to know what happened': Brothers arrested in the homicide of couple found with chilling note

After three days of searching for Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, San Jose police After three days of searching for Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, San Jose police have arrested his 17-year-old brother and him for the double-homicide of his parents, Golam and Shamima Rabbi, whose bodies were found with a note, scrawled in black ink, that read “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.”have arrested his 17-year-old brother and him for the double-homicide of his parents, Golam and Shamima Rabbi, whose bodies were found with a note, scrawled in black ink, that read “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.”

The San Jose Police Department has issued a press release stating that the brothers have been arrested — Hasib, 22, in Tracy, Calif. , and his brother in San Jose, Calif.,– after “follow-up investigation revealed Hasib Bin Golamrabbi and his 17-year-old brother as the persons responsible for this homicide.”

The Washington Post is not naming the younger brother because he is a minor.

“No additional details will be provided about the investigation,” the press release states.

They are being held without bail. Hasib, who is being held at the San Jose County Jail, is expected to appear in court on Friday and no court date has been set for his younger brother, according to the Associated Press.





Protesters take to streets after Trump rally in California

Costa Mesa, California (CNN)Scores of protesters took to the streets Several scuffles broke out between Trump supporters who were leaving the rally and people in the streets who accused them of being racists. One Trump supporter was visibly bloodied after being punched in the face.Thursday night outside a Donald Trump campaign event here, drawing out police officers in riot and tactical gear and on horseback who sought to disperse the crowd.

The crowd gathered in the streets outside the OC Fair & Event Center as Trump addressed several thousand supporters at the Center's amphitheater.

At least one police car was damaged and several scuffles broke out amid the hectic scene.

Protesters blocked a main intersection, impeding traffic, and officers with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Costa Mesa Police Department worked to disperse the crowd, ordering protesters out of the streets. About 20 people

were arrested, the Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted late Thursday night after the protests had cleared.

Lt. Mark Stichter, the Sheriff's Department's public information officer, could not provide an official estimate on the number of protesters, but demonstrators could be seen filling the intersection of Fairview Road and Fair Drive.





Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls

The nation's falling teen birth rate saw an even bigger drop over the past The nation's falling teen birth rate saw an even bigger drop over the past decade, with dramatic declines among Hispanic and black teens.decade, with dramatic declines among Hispanic and black teens.

Birth rates are down a whopping 51 percent among Hispanics age 15 to 19 since 2006, and down 44 percent among black teens, according to a survey of census data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teen pregnancy rates among whites also fell by a third.

"It's really a one-two punch," says study co-author Shanna Cox, associate director for science for the CDC's Division of Reproductive Health. "Teens are having less sex, and among the teens who are having sex, they're using more effective methods of birth control."





San Jose brothers arrested in double-murder of parents

The two sons of a couple who were murdered in their San Jose home last The two sons of a couple who were murdered in their San Jose home last weekend were arrested in connection with their deaths Wednesday, authorities said.weekend were arrested in connection with their deaths Wednesday, authorities said. Hasib Golamrabbi, 22,

and his 17-year-old brother were being held without bail in Santa Clara County Jail Thursday, booked on suspicion

of murder.

The elder brother was arrested Wednesday night in Tracy, the younger in San Jose, Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a police spokesman.

The younger brother was not identified because of his age. Investigators had been searching for the older Golamrabbi since Sunday afternoon when his parents,

57-year-old Shamima Rabbi and her 59-year-old husband Golam Rabbi, were found shot to death in their home at 3006 Lucas Court in San Jose’s Evergreen neighborhood, said Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a San Jose police spokesman.





Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN

The UN says the situation in Syria's city of Aleppo is catastrophic, after The UN says the situation in Syria's city of Aleppo is catastrophic, after dozens of people were killed in attacks on targets including a hospital dozens of people were killed in attacks on targets including a hospital

Air strikes on and around the Medecins sans Frontieres-backed al-Quds hospital killed at least 27 people, while more than 30 died in other attacks.

UN envoy Jan Egeland said the next days would be vital for the humanitarian aid lifeline for much of Syria.

The violence has left a partial truce hanging by a thread.

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura warned the cessation of hostilities agreed between non-jihadist rebels and government forces on 27 February was now "barely alive".

Separately, the Syrian government reported that 150 US troops had arrived in the town of Rmeilan in Syria's predominantly northern Kurdish province of Hassakeh, denouncing it as an "illegitimate intervention". US President Barack Obama said last week he was deploying 250 troops to Syria to help certain rebel groups fight so-called Islamic State (IS).

'Millions in danger'

Mr Egeland, the head of the UN humanitarian assistance to Syria, said he had been briefed on "the catastrophic deterioration in Aleppo over the last 24-48 hours... No-one doubts the severity of the situation."





Forced Oral Sex Isn't Rape If Victim Is Drunk: Court

(Newser) – Prosecutors in Tulsa say Oklahoma's Court of Criminal  Forced Oral Sex Isn't Rape If Victim Is Drunk: Court Appeals misfired badly by ruling that the state's forcible sodomy law isn't applicable to intoxicated or unconscious victims, reports UPI.

In what Benjamin Fu, Tulsa County assistant DA, calls an "insane" and "dangerous" interpretation of the law, the court noted in its March 24 decision that because of semantics,

"forcible sodomy cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation," Oklahoma Watch reports.

In its "unpublished opinion"—which, per the website, means future cases can't cite it—the court added, "We will not, in order to justify prosecution of a person for an offense, enlarge a statute beyond the fair meaning of its language."

(The state's rape law does use language protecting those in an intoxicated, unconscious state.)

The defendant in this case was 17 at the time of the 2014 incident, in which he was accused of forcing a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old girl into oral sex.

Court records note the girl's blood alcohol content was high enough to be considered severe alcohol poisoning, and witnesses said she was falling in and out of consciousness while being driven home.





Valeant's outgoing boss 'regrets' raising drug prices

"I was too aggressive."

The Senate Ageing Committee is investigating the industry-wide practice of buying existing prescription drug brands and ratcheting up prices.That was the message of Valeant's outgoing chief executive Michael Pearson on Wednesday as he testified to a Senate committee about the company's pricing strategy.

The Senate Ageing Committee is investigating the industry-wide practice of buying existing prescription drug brands and ratcheting up prices.

It has caused outrage and provoked criticism from presidential candidates.

The former boss of drugs firm Turing - Martin Shkreli - became the poster-child for the problem when Turing raised the price of one drug by 5,000%.

But, Valeant has increased the price of many more of its medicines.

Mr Shkreli sniggered through his own appearance before the committee earlier this year and refused to answer questions.





Feds expand Medicaid coverage to those in halfway houses

Most inmates in halfway houses after release from prison will be eligible Michael Botticellifor Medicaid benefits under a new federal policy announced Thursday.

The change means nearly 100,000 people in halfway houses in states where they would be eligible for Medicaid should now have access to health care, mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Health coverage can

"mean life or death" for this population as they are more vulnerable to substance abuse relapse in the two weeks after incarceration, said Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.




Boehner calls Cruz a 'miserable son of a bitch'

Former House speaker John Boehner has been careful to not publicly “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”comment on the GOP presidential race or really much of anything since leaving office.

But boy, did he open up in a talk at Stanford University, according to a story in the student-run Stanford Daily

Among the highlights from his Wednesday evening chat at the Palo Alto, Calif., university:

• Boehner's description of Ted Cruz, who Boehner worked with in Congress? “Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner said, according to the Daily




Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning

From the minute the band walked on stage Saturday night at the Barclays At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band paid tribute to Prince with a cover of "Purple Rain." Center, it was clear this wasn't going to be an ordinary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show.

Instead of coming out in pairs, house lights up, the stage lights went to purple and the musicians took their places quickly. Springsteen strode stage left to check in with Steve Van Zandt, and then walked back to face drummer Max Weinberg.

With a barely perceptible nod of the head, he counted as Max clicked his sticks eight times, Springsteen turned around towards the end of the count, taking his place at the mic, and with a decisive nod to cue the entire band, began the opening chords of Prince's "Purple Rain."




Chinese Investors Left Reeling After Wealth Management Firm's Collapse

"You have a slowing real economy, growing financial services sector and Customers say they invested in Zhongjin because there weren't better options,as a result, there's an increasing use of speculative strategies and riskier and riskier instruments and in some cases,

outright Ponzi" schemes, Wright says.

Shanghai now has more than 100,000 wealth management companies and the country has more than a million,

says Iris Pang, a senior economist for greater China with Natixis, a French investment bank.

She says China's government hasn't been able to keep up with the explosion in the number of firms.

"The wealth management sector is very new in China," she says. "The regulations are loose and not very well defined."

Customers say they invested in Zhongjin because there weren't better options,

given last year's collapse of China's stock markets, a real estate property bubble and capital controls that severely limit how much money Chinese can move overseas.




Volkswagen bosses to be paid £49m despite record losses

Volkswagen is to pay a dozen current and former senior managers a total Volkswagen bosses to be paid £49m despite record lossesof about €63m (£49m, $71m) for 2015, despite reporting record annual losses following its emissions scandal.

The carmaker said it would withhold a portion of bonus payments for now, but could award them at a later date.

Last year VW admitted to cheating on diesel emissions tests, with net losses for 2015 reaching €5.5bn.

Chief executive Matthias Mueller apologised for the firm's actions. At a press conference, he acknowledged that the carmaker "disappointed many people who trusted Volkswagen".




Ex-Oklahoma deputy Robert Bates guilty of killing unarmed suspect

Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN)A jury found a sheriff's deputy guilty of second-Bates, 74, said he meant to use his Taser stun gun, not his revolver, on the suspect, who had been tackled by other deputies and was being held on the manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect.

Robert Bates, who was a volunteer reserve sheriff deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office last year at the time of the shooting, never denied shooting Eric Courtney Harris. Bates, 74, said he meant to use his Taser stun gun, not his revolver, on the suspect, who had been tackled by other deputies and was being held on the ground.

How easy is it to confuse a gun for a Taser? The jury deliberated less than three hours and recommended Bates serve four years in prison, the maximum possible sentence. Preliminary sentencing is set for May 31.





Baltimore police investigate officer's shooting of teen who had replica gun

(CNN)Baltimore police say they're investigating the events that led to the Baltimore police say they're investigating the events that led to the shooting of a 13-year-old boy by an officer who believed he was carrying a gun.shooting of a 13-year-old boy by an officer who believed he was carrying a gun.

The teenager, who police say is expected to recover, was shot at the end of a foot chase Wednesday after officers spotted him walking down the street with what appeared to be a pistol, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told reporters.

It turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembles a real weapon, Davis said.

"It's a dead-on ringer for a Beretta 92FS semiautomatic pistol," Davis said.

The officers who chased the teenager -- detectives assigned to the department's intelligence unit -- identified themselves before shooting him,

Davis said.

He said he did not know why the teenager had the pellet gun or why he ran.

Court: Oral sex not rape if victim is intoxicated, unconscious

The ruling relates to a 2014 case, where a 16-year-old girl said she was sexually assaulted by a schoolmate after drinking and smoking marijuana in a Tulsa park.



First on CNN: Russians 'barrel roll' over another U.S. Air Force plane


Protests follow Trump to California convention Protests follow Trump to California convention


Indiana governor Pence endorses Cruz for president


Nissan recalls 3.5 million vehicles for faulty air bags


Sheriff: 8 children rescued after 'horrific' abuse discovered at San Antonio home


Passengers quarantined for norovirus on cruise ship


Before a tragedy, a restraining order caught in limbo


Supreme Court won't block Texas photo ID law -- yet Supreme Court won't block Texas photo ID law -- yet


Ray Lewis' son charged with sexual assault Ray Lewis' son charged with sexual assault


A GOP Money Maven’s Descent Into Meth Booking photos of Emily Pitha and Chris Hustrulid.


Kunduz hospital bombing 'not a war crime' says Pentagon


Islamic State-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers-Source


Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence


Large Hadron Collider: Weasel causes shutdownLarge Hadron Collider: Weasel causes shutdown


A Few Miles From San Bernardino, a Muslim Prom Queen ReignsZarifeh Shalabi, 17, was elected prom queen at her high school in Fontana, Calif., this month.


First US Zika death reported in Puerto Rico


China denies US aircraft carrier Hong Kong visitChina denies US aircraft carrier Hong Kong visit


Oklahoma Court Ruling in Rape Case Spurs Calls to Change State Laws


Lawmaker calls for Illinois to revoke Hastert's pensionAn Illinois state senator is urging the state to strip Dennis Hastert of the taxpayer-funded pension he receives from when he was state legislator.


Norway helicopter crash: 13 killed near BergenThirteen people are presumed dead after a helicopter crashed west of the Norwegian city of Bergen, rescuers say.


The Supreme Court Expands FBI Hacking Powers


Russia lambasts Poland over bikers ban The Night Wolves have received active support from President Putin


Turning point in battle against IS?


Six-story building collapses after floods in Kenyan capital


What is the French economic problem?


Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers


What's the difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism?The UK Labour Party has been at the centre of a row over anti-Semitism, including its relationship to anti-Zionism


SA Judge finds Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges


ExxonMobil and Chevron profits slide on low oil prices


Parents of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murderPeter Kema Jr.,


Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lastingA genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind.


Enormous 1,300 lb haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain


Confederate flag controversy simmers on in Congress



San Jose brothers arrested in double-murder of parents


Report: Fitzpatrick would rather not play than accept Jets' offer The New York Jets' quarterback situation remains unsettled heading into the first round of the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday night.


Baltimore Police Chief Discusses Shooting Of Boy Carrying Replica Pistol


Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woesTanya Bowman


Three linked to San Bernardino shooter charged with marriage fraudThree linked to San Bernardino shooter charged with marriage fraud


Accusations of Theft at a Charity, Then a Vicious AttackD. Alexandra Dyer outside her office at the Healing Arts Initiative in Queens. Ms. Dyer was the victim of a lye attack in August.


Source: Prince had opioid medication on him at time of death


Charles Manson questioned as Jane Doe killed in 1969 is identifiedCharles Manson questioned as Jane Doe killed in 1969 is identified


US Election 2016: Bernie Sanders begins campaign lay-offs


Alabama city: Use bathrooms that match biological sex or face 6 months in jail


Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei row



Trump's 'America First' has ugly echoes from U.S. historyTrump's 'America First' has ugly echoes from U.S. history


Ken Livingstone suspended by Labour Party in 'anti-Semitism' rowKen Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party over comments he made while defending an MP at the centre of an anti-Semitism row.


Nintendo to sell stake in Seattle Mariners baseball team


Rollercoaster scare: Father captures moment son's seat belt comes undoneRollercoaster scare: Father captures moment son's seat belt comes undone


US economic growth slows to 0.5% in first quarter of 2016


Michael Phelps: 'I don't know if I'm an alcoholic,' says 18-time gold medalistMichael Phelps: 'I don't know if I'm an alcoholic,' says 18-time gold medalist




Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

A Born With Right should not be removed while in jail

Inalienable = Absolute right and cannot be removed under any circumstances.

More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive order Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.The American Bill of Rights

gaurantees every American Citizen the right to vote,
which is "Inalienable" with the status of American Citizen...,

it comes with it.

The American Citizen that is jailed for breaking a law does not lose the status of an American Citizen, thereby allowing the jailed citizen the right to continued benefits of any and all American Citizens.

To many years ago...

politicians have used the justice system to nullify specific citizens from voting in order to ensure his successful bid for the powerful positions of elected officials.

We have allowed this transgretion to go on far to long.







Who are Islamic 'morality police'?

What is "Forced Religious Cultural Values"

News that Iran has deployed thousands of undercover agents to enforce rules on dress has cast the spotlight on an institution that is a major feature of daily life in several Muslim-majority countries.

The Hearts and Mind of a people, are the

commodities of those who call themselves, the

wielder's of the laws as enforcers of the

religious rules.

All Nations, and all people, since the beginning of the religious genesis, have been victims of the rules of a religion.

Human Laws, that penalize people for committing crimes, are determined based on rules associated with protecting the innocent from those with malice in their hearts.


there isn't a corner on the earth, where religion has not continued the harsh enforcement of dictating rules on the individuals whom worship a religion.

Woman living in nations that practice the

Islamic Religion, are the bottom of the barrel, and they are controlled by the many methods that are used to ensure that,
"woman are not independent", and productive individuals.

A Human Beings

who can't move freely, are

Human Beings

who live in a conscientious controlled life.

The Price of Conscientious Control

is a huge price levied on the individual.







VW more than doubles emissions costs to €16.2bn

To Big To Be Accountable.... & Lives are taken

VW still faced US Justice Department fines as part of an expected civil settlement, as well as possible criminal charges.

A Majority of large companies in all industries

are far to large to ensure effectiveness in producing a quality and safe product.

Lives are put in the hands of the workers who are under paid and only work to pay a bill, while the executives and the board members enjoy personal yachts.

Products & Services have declined consistently over the decades while companies out source or ship their production factories to the nations that are willing to allow their citizens work work at the level of "Slave Labor".

16.2 Bn is nothing but a scratch at the surface of the $Billions that are sitting in off shore banks for those who ought to be held accountable for the lives lost.







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







Zika, recession, political scandal loom over Brazil

How do you think the Olympic Committee feel?

This year, Brazil is scheduled to open its arms to people from all over the world for the 2016 Summer Olympics

This year’s 2016 Olympics are scheduled to be held in Brazil, and the way that things are taking shape…, this Olympic seems to be easily, predictable, as being a total disaster.

For the past 3 years…, construction of venues has fallen behind ….,

the water issue hasn’t gotten significantly better from what can be described as, “poisonous waters”, for any outdoor water events.

Corruption in the offices that rule the nation, and the wonderful mosquito that has created a huge scare for any woman who may want to become pregnant while visiting Brazil, due to the Zika Virus.

Yes… boys and girls…. I’m not exactly sure how it can get any worse than this, and I wonder what is going thru the minds of those who sat on the Olympic Committee, who actually chose Brazil as the awarded nation when for decades…, Brazil’s corruption has been legendary. This will undoubtedly, be a very interesting

Olympic Year.







Houston area submerged after 16 inches of rain in 24 hours

Why not take initiatives to mitigate flooding damages?

 Houston area submerged after 16 inches of rain in 24 hours

We have the technology, We have the knowhow, We have the man power, We have the need.

So…, why not design a system that can mitigate the amount of damage that can be imposed by Flooding, Forest Fires, Hurricanes, & Droughts? My own recommendations of a “Anti Flooding System” is but one idea example that can provide the initial thought, as to how to design a system that mitigate the humongous cost of damages created by these acts of nature. By building an anti flooding system, that touches every corner of this nation, we also create jobs for every city in this nation, and these are the types of jobs that will be required for at least 15 years, in order to complete this huge task, and then there will be sustainment jobs that last forever in this nation.

Additionally…, the type of work force required to serve in these types of jobs are manual labor type job skills, which provides the type of jobs for those who don’t have the highly technical background, and there can also be imposed on cities and states, to require a percentage of these types of jobs, to be awarded to those who have been on public assistances for extended periods of time. We have answers for these types of acts of nature,

and all it requires is for us to plan and apply.







Community groups rally support for Judge Olu Stevens

Judge Stevens ought to “Stand His Ground”

“It makes no sense that the system that he works for cannot support him or see the injustices or see the injustices of their actions,” West Louisville Urban Coalition member Monica Thomas said. “We’re tired. We’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. This is the last straw, it truly has broken the camel’s back.”It is the responsibility of the Judge, during all aspects of all actions that take place within the confines of his court,

to rule, and control Lawyer Behavior, to the extent that, the Judge has the right to chastise, fine, or incarcerate a lawyer, as required/needed.

In this specific instance…, Judge Stevens has the right to enforce a Legal Constitution Rule, that dictates, that Lawyers who act illegally... by denying “Black Citizens” from participating in the legal system as jurors, specifically because of the lawyer’s desire to ensure that the Black Citizen’s perspective isn’t allowed.

Judge Stevens manner in which he expressed his opinion, ought to be sanctioned, but in this instance…, the lawyer, Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine, ought to be sanction based on his actions to violate the Constitution by denying the rights of a Black Citizen from serving as a juror, specifically because Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine has been deemed as doing so by Judge Stevens, and the proper actions ought to be set in place to admonish

Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine.






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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Blake Griffin to miss rest of postseason; Chris Paul has surgery on hand

Blake Griffin to miss rest of postseason; Chris Paul has surgery on hand

Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseason and Chris Paul will be out indefinitely, the Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday. Griffin aggravated a left quadriceps injury in Game 4 of the team's first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. An MRI revealed no further structural damage, and the team said he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

Paul, meanwhile, underwent surgery Tuesday morning in Los Angeles to repair a right hand fracture that he suffered in the third quarter of Monday night's game.

Team sources indicated the recovery

time for Paul is four to six weeks, meaning the Clippers would have to advance to the conference finals or NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history for him to return this postseason.


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Stephen Curry sprains knee in Game 4, will have MRI on Monday

HOUSTON -- Stephen Curry, who returned Curry Splits his legs and injures knto action Sunday after missing the past two games because of a sprained right ankle, will undergo an MRI on Monday after spraining his knee midway through Golden State's 121-94, Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets.

Curry slipped while guarding Trevor Ariza at the first-half buzzer and banged his right knee on the floor. The reigning league MVP grabbed the knee and limped off to the locker room.

Curry returned to the court after halftime and moved laterally to test the joint, but he stopped and shook his head toward the bench. Shortly thereafter, he headed back to the locker room and was ruled out just after the second half began, with Shaun Livingston taking his spot in the lineup.


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Byron Scott out after Lakers-worst 17-65 season

LOS ANGELES -- Byron Scott will not Byron Scott return to coach the Los Angeles Lakers next season, the team announced late Sunday.

Scott coached the Lakers for the two worst seasons in the 16-time NBA champion franchise's history. The Lakers are making another break from the Kobe Bryant era by firing the coach who shepherded the superstar guard's farewell season but couldn't coax many wins out of an otherwise dismal roster.

Los Angeles finished with the NBA's second-worst record at 17-65 this season. The team lost four more games than in its previous franchise-worst season in 2014-15.

Sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that Scott was informed by the Lakers of the decision Sunday night during their second meeting of the past week.


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What did you do?
Who did you harm?
How did you harm?
Why did you harm?
Where did you harm?
When did you harm?


We are all human beings first,

and we are all flawed,

with the capabilities of being

evil, ugly, rude, obtuse, ignorant, abusive,

and so much more.


We are all human beings first,

and its in our nature

to behave badly,
so what did you do?



We all lie,
We all commit adultery,
We all throw darts,
We all gossip,
We all mislead,
We all cheat,


What did you do?



Or, was it not you

who did harm to another,

but you observed another harming

someone and you said nothing,

you did nothing,

and it haunts your consciousness?



Did you lie

to someone

and they have yet to find out

what the real truth is,

and that lie just continue to cause you

to monitor every word you say

in order to evade the possibility

that those whom you lied too…,
doesn't find out

that you lied?



Did you cheat on your wife, and your cheating eats the insides of your soul each time that you look into the eyes of your mate?



Did you kill someone

and you just don’t know how

to release the burden of guilt

that lays on your soul,

tormenting your every second

of life?



Did you lie on your resume?

Did you give a customer

the wrong information purposely?

Did you commit a racist act

that denied a person an opportunity?

Did you refuse a application

because of your personal opinion?



The Human Being,

is not perfect,

meaning you are incapable of being perfect,

yet, you do have control

of your acts and actions,

when you choose

to abuse another human being,
you are awarded

a conscious burden to carry around

until that burden is released

when you confess

what you did,
When you did it,
Where you did it,
Why you did it.



Accept that you are flawed,
Accept that you have harmed others
Accept that you are hiding so much



You will be found out,

either before you die,

or shortly thereafter,


those whom you harmed,

will never reap the conscious peace

of the released burden of pain

that you inserted in the life

of the individual that

you harmed.



The Guilt of a wrong doing,

no matter how long ago it was,

remains in place,

until you choose to admit

what you did,

and the burden of guilt

will remain unless

you confess your past acts or actions,

thus, confessing a wrong

that you did to another

thereby causing the conscious burden

in your heart

to be released



Who am I

that you should confess too?





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The Degree to which the individual is racist,
equates the degree to which the office of authority,
the individual's racism will personify.


A sitting President, represent the voice of the American Nation, and when this President's degree of racism is high...,
he/she will impose his racist disposition on the lower offices,
all across this nation, thereby, directly influencing the thousands of federal, and state representatives,
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Ex-cop pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 2013 shooting 4/20

The Extremes of enforcing the law on

those who serve as Law Enforcers




F.B.I. Says Killing Man Was Justified, but Not Shooting His Tire

Obnoxiously Flawed & Corrupt F.B.I Commission

No Human designed, or Human created system, has ever been In 2013, The New York Times reported that of more than 150 episodes in which an agent shot another person dating back at least two decades, the group deemed every one justified.absolutely perfect...,

and suffice it to say that, "No Human Being" comes within a high fraction of a percent closer to being perfect,

in all his/her acts and actions.

However..., what the F.B.I's Investigative Commission has concluded for the past 10 years is...,

not only has their system of training F.B.I agents netted perfection, to the extent that no F.B.I agent has been found to have been at fault for any shooting,

everyone of their

Human Being F.B.I Agents,

are also perfect... in their conduct as

Human Beings.

This is as about

"real and accurate" as suggesting that the bible is correct in as it suggests that the heavens and the earth, were all created in 7 days, some 7500 years ago.

Here's what I suggest:

Remove every individual who sit on the F.B.I's investigative commission board for the past 10 years....,

have a new diverse and fair team of independents with areas of expertise..., review all the past 10 years claims, and I will bet you my last dime..., that at least 25% of all allegations will be found to have been valid complaints against these F.B.I agents.

Good Old Boy System Strikes Again.







Secretive group of Hollywood conservatives suddenly dissolves

Good Old Boys "within" Good Old Boy Hollywood Industry

Within the Racist & Bigoted Hollywood Industry,

“Effective immediately, we are going to begin to wind down the 501 c3 organization, bring the Sustaining Membership dues to an end, and do away with the costly infrastructure and the website,” the executive director, Jeremy Boreing, told members in an email, a copy of which the Guardian has seen. lies a sub group of extreme conservatives who gathered annually, to discuss how to use their money and power to ensure and shore up the Republican Brand.

However, the deep

"Sub Republican Good Old Boy Hollywood Group" is suffering from the same reference to non relevance as the root Hollywood Good Old Boy Republican Party.

The Conservative Values are now considered

outdated, bullying, bigoted & racist

values that the American Melting Pot

no longer "have to acquiesce" too.

The majority of all Americans,

are now those who believe in fair and equal treatment for all and the conservative disposition continue to fight, kicking and screaming,

as they are forced deeper and deeper into the obsolescence.

Relegated to State Level Leadership as Governors,

have provided the type of State Level "un - wanted" leadership in the anti gay laws that have caused nations around the world to speak out against and loath.

States and State's Citizens will suffer so long as republican values are the voice of the nation.





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