Wednesday, November 26, 2014

U.S. Troops on Alert in Europe

"US orders its Europe troops to keep low profile, Associated Press  November 19, 2014

BERLIN — The US military’s European Command said Tuesday that it has ordered its troops to avoid wearing their uniforms when off base, and to ensure the security settings and geolocation functions on their social media pages aren’t ‘‘overly revealing.’’

A EUCOM spokesman, Navy Captain Greg Hicks, would not say what prompted the new directive for the roughly 70,000 US personnel serving in Europe. The order comes after high-profile attacks on soldiers of American allies Britain and Canada in their home countries.

The order came two days before three US sailors were assaulted in Istanbul near where their warship was docked.

That means we have lost Turkey, right?

Last month, a gunman shot and killed a soldier in Ottawa in an attack that Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an act of terrorism....

Related: ISIS Freezes Canada

As suspected, it was another false-flagging, mind-manipulating, narrative-reinforcing psyop.

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Closing the Gap With the Boston Globe

I didn't see anything, did you?

"Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears" by David RunkAssociated Press  November 19, 2014

DETROIT — A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients’ grumbles — a lack of rear coverage.

The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. A version was introduced in 2013 on a few inpatient floors, and the institute has since updated the design based on feedback from patients and staff.

‘‘Our No. 1 goal with this design was fixing the backside of the gown — patients’ biggest complaint — while still allowing the health care team full access to the patient,’’ Michael Forbes, a product designer at the Innovation Institute.

The gown’s Model G name is a tribute to auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and his Model T....

What's funny about all this is Ford knew all about the Zionist plot to run the world and was, even then, made to back down. I'm sure the covering of ass has something to do with it missing from mainstream discussion as Ford icons are all around us. 

Of course, the Ford Foundation is notorious for being an adjunct of the CIA to facilitate funds to agenda-pushing controlled opposition on the "left."

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As for Detroit today, nothing about the water shutoff I'm looking for in my Globe, but you know....

Thailand's Tyranny

"Thai Cabinet approves curbs on protests" AP  November 19, 2014

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military-installed Cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle a bill curbing public gatherings following years of political demonstrations that led to violence and often paralyzed the country’s capital.

The bill, proposed by the police department, would require protesters to inform police about rallies at least 24 hours before they are held and would ban all such activities at night, said Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a government spokesman.

He said it would also ban all demonstrations at the prime minister’s office, other government offices, courts, airports, train stations, and bus terminals.

The military declared martial law and staged a coup earlier this year after months of often violent protests. Under martial law, all political gatherings of five or more people are banned, though enforcement is sporadic.

Thailand has had several massive rallies in the past decade that spread to government offices, Bangkok’s business district, and airports.

Sansern said the bill provides for the right to peaceful assembly under democratic principles.

Junta leader and interim Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said there may be some changes to the bill to make it fair in matters such as the time and place of rallies.

The bill must be approved by the government’s legal advisory board and the military-installed National Legislative Assembly before taking effect.

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Related: 7 senior officials arrested in Thai police scandal

Also see: Thailand

Wednesday Chip Shot

"Fight over denim turns into uproar at Weston Golf Club" by Callum Borchers, Globe Staff  November 19, 2014

Hollywood stars routinely sport jeans on the red carpet. President Obama and White House staffers occasionally wear denim in the Oval Office.

But if you want to stay out of the local police blotter, don’t even think about wearing jeans into the clubhouse at posh Weston Golf Club.

What began on a Saturday night in September as an attempt by the Weston GC president to enforce the dress code among a large group of members and guests having drinks in the clubhouse bar escalated into a scene fit for reality television. The resulting verbal altercation was so intense police were called to defuse the situation.

The club’s directors conducted an investigation into alleged dress code violations with all the seriousness of a grand jury, eventually handing out three-month suspensions to 10 members. The uproar triggered such a backlash the president resigned.

The episode offers a window into the culture of private clubs, where decorum and etiquette are essential to a sense of sanctuary....

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Also see: 

Tuesday Golf Game

Saturday Golf Game

Getting in a Round of Golf at the G8

Nasty Natixis

"Quiet Natixis settlement comes into public view; Harassment by CEO alleged" by Beth Healy and Stephanie Ebbert, Globe Staff  November 19, 2014

They were the kind of allegations that have toppled some chief executives.

In January 2011, the Boston investment giant Natixis Global Asset Management struck a seven-figure settlement to make some troubling accusations against its chief, John Hailer, go away. A senior saleswoman had sued the company after being fired in 2008 — the day after telling human resources she was pregnant with her second baby, and months after allegedly rebuffing sexual advances by Hailer.

The company denied the allegations of harassment and discrimination in court filings and said the saleswoman was fired for poor performance. But Natixis, part of a large French bank, signed the settlement and moved on. Hailer resumed running one of the world’s largest investment firms.

The allegations were 180 degrees from Hailer’s public profile. He is credited with helping build Natixis into a significant Boston presence, managing $931 billion in mutual funds and retirement plans. The company has 1,400 employees here and supports charities benefiting homeless children, health care, and the arts.

Hailer, 53, even entertained a run for mayor, according to people who have worked with him. It was a long-simmering ambition for the son of a former Boston city councilor, and for a Roslindale native who grew up in a family of 10 kids.

In 2012, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus gave Hailer its Good Guys Award, for his “commitment to supporting and promoting women in the corporate world.” Mayor Thomas M. Menino last year named him to the Boston Public Library board, and he chairs the New England Council, a public policy group for business.

All this time, the Natixis settlement with former saleswoman Paula Rezza has remained out of the public eye. Even the trustees of the Natixis mutual fund board with whom Hailer meets several times a year did not know about it.

The fund board at the time included high-profile academics and business people, among them Charlie Baker, the governor-elect of Massachusetts and a relative of Hailer’s by marriage. Baker and the chair of the trustees, Sandra O. Moose, a former management consultant, said they were unaware of the allegations or the settlement until the Globe’s inquiry.

The lawsuits are publicly available in federal court in Chicago and online. Information from those suits provides a more detailed look at the case, which was first reported by the Globe last month.

SeeAfter 2010, Charlie Baker’s business options rich with complications

And he is the new governor. Great.

Natixis said it alerted its corporate board in Paris, which has responsibility for employment and operations issues. The company said it had no obligation to tell the mutual fund trustees in Boston — a point sharply disputed by several experts contacted by the Globe.

“We took this complaint seriously and ultimately agreed to settle this matter in early 2011 to avoid further costs and distractions of litigation,’’ the company said in a statement through spokeswoman Caren Leedom. “We followed rigorous governance and reporting processes — our corporate board chairman, all corporate board members, and the corporate audit committee were aware of the matter throughout.”

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Hailer (pronounced “Hiler”) joined Natixis in 1999 from Fidelity Investments. Though not a household name, Natixis owns brands like the Boston bond firm Loomis, Sayles & Co., and AlphaSimplex Group, run by MIT’s Andrew Lo.

The investment arm of Paris-based Groupe BPCE, Natixis employs 3,400 people worldwide. The company plans to be the anchor tenant at a Back Bay tower that will open in 2017 near the Prudential Center and is projected to be Boston’s greenest office building yet. At a ceremony last month, Hailer said the tower’s design was a match for Natixis’s culture.

“It’s about the people, and the spirit that you want to put inside that structure,’’ Hailer told an audience of about 75.

In 2006, Hailer was living on Beacon Street, separated from his wife. He was known for late nights, wining and dining his staff at Grill 23 and Via Matta, according to interviews with current and former employees and Hailer’s July 2010 deposition in the Rezza case.

Nothing good ever happens after midnight.

It was en route to one such outing, in August 2007, that Hailer allegedly propositioned Rezza, the lawsuits said.

Rezza was a managing regional director for Natixis, in town from Chicago for a company sales conference. After a day’s meetings, she allegedly encountered Hailer as they and others headed to meet colleagues at the Rattlesnake Bar on Boylston Street.

“I know this is inappropriate, but I have always found you very attractive,” Hailer told Rezza, according to one of the two lawsuits she later filed. He allegedly asked her to go with him to the nearby Four Seasons Hotel, instead of to the bar.

Rezza declined. “I love my family and my job; no thank you,’’ she said, according to one lawsuit. She immediately mentioned what she called a “weird” encounter to a male colleague, who described her reaction in a deposition.

The next day, Hailer allegedly approached her to mend fences. “Hey, we are cool right? I didn’t mean anything by what I said last night,” he said, according to one of the lawsuits.

Natixis and Hailer denied in court filings and depositions that the exchanges took place.

According to court records, Rezza felt complaining about Hailer’s alleged behavior would sink her career. Since having a baby the prior year, she was already under pressure to boost her performance....

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Just another sickening scum that makes up the ruling cla$$.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday Globe Special: Greece Piece

I'm only posting this out of love:

"Economically battered Greece faces long road to recovery" by Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  November 16, 2014

ATHENS — In a tiny, windowless storeroom, elderly women sort through items normally destined for the trash.

It’s an unlikely place to be saving lives.

The women volunteer at a charity clinic that recycles drugs sent by relatives of dead cancer patients, recovering stroke victims, or mothers who overstocked on baby formula.

The half-filled boxes of medicine are stacked to the ceiling, waiting to be mailed to growing numbers of unemployed Greeks who have been denied hospital treatment since the economic crisis started.

Greece’s recession — the economy shrank every year since 2008 — was declared over on Friday.

‘‘I promise that growth will continue at an even faster pace,’’ Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said. ‘‘No Greek will miss out . . . Hope is back, Greece is back.’’

That’s bold talk, as the recession has left Greek society looking battered: One in every five households has no working member, and a staggering 3 million of Greece’s 10.7 million people have lost state health insurance because the long-term unemployed and their dependents lose benefits.

Cardiologist George Vichas set up the Metropolitan Community Clinic three years ago to continue treating his patients who lost health insurance.

Now he oversees a network of 250 volunteers who recycle medicine, provide checkups using donated medical equipment, and set up appointments at hospitals and clinics offering charity slots.

‘‘I had never imagined we would be working on this scale,’’ Vichas said. ‘‘People who come to us have a sense of shame, anger, and deep sadness. . . . Our aim is to replace that with hope.’’

The consequences of the recession, including the austerity cuts imposed by successive Greek governments, have been felt far and wide, laying waste to many of the country’s public services and traditions.

‘‘The timeframe of the crisis does not overlap with the social consequences of the crisis,’’ said Alexander Kentikelenis, a sociologist at the University of Cambridge. ‘‘The economic recession may have lasted six years, but the social crisis may end up taking longer.’’

All so bankers can benefit.

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Sunday Globe Special: Kenyan Krazies

Maybe you think its me.

"Islamic extremists kill 28 in attack on bus in Kenya; Al Shabab shoot non-Muslims at close range" by Tom Odula, Associated Press  November 23, 2014

NAIROBI — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists left, and he appears to be the only survivor of those who had been selected for death.

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.

Islamic extremists has become code for western intelligence agency covert operations and propaganda.

Those who could not say the Shahada, a tenet of the Muslim faith, were shot at close range, Ochwodho said.

Same with the Mob.

Nineteen men and nine women were killed in the bus attack, Kenyan police chief David Kimaiyo said.

Al Shabab claimed responsibility for the killings through its radio station in Somalia, saying it was in retaliation for raids by Kenyan security forces carried out last week on four mosques on the Kenyan coast. 

Pffffft!

Kenya’s military said it responded to the killings with airstrikes later Saturday that destroyed the attackers’ camp in Somalia and killed 45 rebels.

“The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrific attack in Kenya by the terrorist group al-Shabab against innocent civilians,’’ said Bernadette Meehan, the spokeswoman for the National Security Council in Washington.

‘‘The United States stands with our Kenyan partners in the effort to counter the threat of terrorism,’’ she said.

The unmistakable and rank-rot stench of a false flag or fake.

The bus traveling to the capital, Nairobi, with 60 passengers was hijacked about 31 miles from the town of Mandera near Kenya’s border with Somalia, said two police officers, who insisted on anonymity because they were ordered not to speak to the press.

The attackers first tried to wave the bus down, but it didn’t stop, so the gunmen sprayed it with bullets, the police said. When that didn’t work, they shot a rocket-propelled grenade at it, the officers said.

The gunmen took control of the vehicle and forced it off the road, where they ordered passengers out of the vehicle and separated those who appeared to be non-Muslims — mostly non-Somalis — from the rest.

The survivor, Douglas Ochwodho, a non-Muslim head teacher of a private primary school in Mandera, said he was traveling home for the Christmas vacation because school had closed.

The non-Somali passengers were then asked to recite the Shahada, an Islamic creed declaring oneness with God. Those who couldn’t recite the creed were ordered to lie down. Ochwodho was among those who had to lie on the ground.

Two gunmen started shooting those on the ground; one gunman started from the left and other from the right, Ochwodho said. When they reached him, they were confused about whether either had shot him, he said.

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Given that the attack on the Westgate Mall was staged and scripted production, what are we to make of this?

"Kenyan women march for right to wear modern clothes" by Jason Straziuso, Associated Press November 18, 2014

NAIROBI — The grainy mobile phone video shows a mob of Kenyan men surround a woman and grab and yank her clothes until she is naked. Several such videos have emerged recently of attacks by males who deem a woman to be provocatively dressed.

Maybe it's true, but I no longer believe in videos cited in my ma$$ media whatever they be.

The attacks have created a groundswell of anger that saw protesters, most of them women, flood downtown Nairobi on Monday.

The hashtag #MyDressMyChoice is trending in Kenya’s social media, as this East African country sees a clash between new, Western lifestyles, and traditional African ways.

With all due respect, I'm seeing another Nigerian fraud here.

Rachel Machua wore what she called ‘‘a little black dress . . . my normal outfit’’ to Monday’s protest. She views the recent attacks as stemming from socioeconomic conditions: Lower income men are attacking successful, well-dressed women.

The attacks are not overtly religious in nature, though this is a conservative, mostly Christian country. The women at the march described ‘‘normal’’ levels of sexual harassment over the years and said that peers will warn other women that ‘‘you’re gonna get undressed’’ for wearing a particular outfit.

‘‘Kenyan men are in different groups. My father wanted me to be here and said you can dress however you want. Then there are others who think you are out of their reach and they try to victimize you,’’ said Machua, 26, who runs an aid group called Transforming Generations.

Women play an active role in Kenyan society. The country’s foreign minister is a woman, though few women hold high-ranking elected office. Parliament is a virtual men’s club, unlike in neighboring Rwanda, where more than half of Parliament is female.

After the recent attacks, elderly Kenyan women are said to have rescued the naked victims by giving them a shawl to cover up.

About 10 percent of the approximately 1,000 people marching through the streets were men.

In a separate development Monday, Kenyan police said they had carried out raids on two mosques in Mombasa in an operation that killed one person and resulted in 251 arrests. The raids netted eight grenades and a pistol. The authorities said more than 500 security personnel took part in the raids.

The police said the person killed had tried to throw a grenade at them as they moved into the Masjid Musa mosque, a place of worship that officials say also harbors radical Muslims.

Officials have said that some Kenyan Muslims have links with the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab.

More affectionately known as "Al-CIA-Bob," and they got run out of Somalia.

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They also the ones killing off cops?

NEXT DAY UPDATE: 

Kenyans demand security from attacks

In response Kenyan authorities have shut down mosques, carried out mass arrests of Muslims, and, according to rights activists, have sometimes killed Muslim leaders, acts that critics worry serve to perpetuate the cycle of violence.

Allegations that police manning the border checkpoints with Somalia allowed the Mandera attackers through must be investigated, said one of the country’s largest papers, the Daily Nation, in an editorial Monday. The paper questioned the police force’s commitment to fighting terrorism.

Sunday Globe Special: Bahrain Election Boycott

I need to consider boycotting the Bo$ton Globe.

RelatedBahrain Bans Opposition 

Then it really isn't an election, is it?

"Boycott muddies Bahrain election; Country holds first major vote since uprising" by Reem Khalifa and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  November 23, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom’s first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by opposition groups overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic US ally.

The country’s most organized Shi’ite group, al-Wefaq, and other opposition organizations urged supporters to stay away from the polls.

They have accused the government of failing to enact political reforms and address other grievances that were at the heart of the February 2011 uprising that pitted an opposition movement dominated by the country’s Shi’ite majority against supporters of the Sunni monarchy.

The elections are being closely watched not only by Bahrain’s Western allies but also by Gulf neighbors such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that themselves are led by Sunni hereditary rulers.

Bahraini authorities backed by security forces from neighboring Gulf states crushed the 2011 uprising. But street protests, petrol-bomb attacks, and other low-level unrest continue to roil the country, which hosts the US Navy’s 5th Fleet and is part of the United States-led coalition striking the Islamic State group.

Several opposition activists remain behind bars after convictions related to the 2011 unrest, and a number of prominent human rights advocates are awaiting verdicts on charges they say are politically motivated.

A total of 419 candidates were running for municipal and parliamentary seats Saturday. Any candidates who do not secure more than 50 percent of the vote will head to a runoff a week later.

The elections will determine the makeup of the 40-seat lower house of Parliament, which has limited direct powers but carries important symbolism as part of political reforms begun more than a decade ago. Members of the upper house are appointed by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, whose family controls most senior government posts. The king’s uncle, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has served as the unelected prime minister for more than four decades.

 I'm tired of symbolic imagery and illusion dominating my newspaper.

Many voters in areas dominated by Shi’ites, who have long complained of discrimination and political persecution, said they were heeding calls to boycott.

‘‘Everyone here is either in jail, killed, tortured, or dismissed from their job,’’ said Zahra Mohammed, a homemaker from the Shi’ite-heavy community of Sanabis, west of the capital, Manama. ‘‘How I can vote while the government is still doing what I just mentioned? . . . They did not offer anything to make things better.’’

A polling center in Riffa, a primarily Sunni community south of the capital that is home to many supporters of the ruling family, was visibly busier during a visit by Associated Press journalists. Badriya Malallah, a retired civil servant, said she considered voting to be a national duty.

Must be on the up-and-up then.

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Not much mouth coming from the U.S. on those human rights abuses:

"Bahrain holds vote for parliament boycotted by main Shi’ite group" by Glen CareyBloomberg News  November 22, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Bahrain is holding elections in the face of a boycott by the largest Shi’ite-Muslim opposition group more than three years after deadly protests targeting Sunni rule of the Persian Gulf island nation.

A total of 419 candidates will run for parliamentary and municipal council seats in Saturday’s vote, the Directorate of Election and Referendum, based in the capital, Manama, said in a statement on its website. Public security chief Tariq al-Hassan said the police will ‘‘monitor groups or individuals’’ that try to hinder balloting or threaten national security.

Bahrain, which hosts the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, faced the most violent demonstrations among the Gulf Cooperation Council states during the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, with mainly Shi’ite-Muslim protesters demanding greater democracy. Backed by security forces from other GCC states, Bahrain cracked down on the protests, leaving 35 people dead, and has suppressed smaller demonstrations.

Yeah, those two things don't seem to go together well.

‘‘The government has made minor concessions to the opposition in an effort to quell unrest and appear conciliatory, but has not made substantive political reform,’’ Patricia Letayf, a Middle East analyst at Control Risks, said in response to e-mailed questions.

Last month al-Wefaq, the country’s largest Shi’ite bloc, said it would boycott the vote. More than two weeks later the Justice Ministry banned the activities of the group for three months, saying it failed to comply with rules when holding meetings.

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at the time that the ruling ‘‘runs contrary to fostering an environment of political inclusion.’’

But they aren't making much of a stink about it.

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While in the neighborhood:

"83 Islamist groups dubbed terrorists

DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates designated the Muslim Brotherhood and 82 other Islamist groups as terrorist organizations Saturday, ratcheting up the pressure on the group by lumping it together with extremists such as the Islamic State group and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. The federation’s Cabinet adopted the designations, the state news agency said (AP)

Police arrest five suspected militants

RABAT — Police have arrested five suspected militants with ties to extremist groups in the southern city of Marrakesh, the nation’s top tourist destination. The statement from the Interior Ministry said the men were arrested Saturday and three had ties to the Islamic State group in Syria (AP)."

"Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, the palace of the Riviera principality [announced]. Prince Albert [said] that the first child born will be heir to the throne — unless a boy and a girl are born, in which case the boy becomes royal heir. Albert, 56, who has two children out of wedlock, married Charlene, a South African, in 2011 (AP).

NEXT DAY UPDATEEmirates jails man over social media posts

Mason’s Remorse

"Driver in fatal crash asked about DUI penalty, prosecutor says; Walpole man held in fatal accident" by Peter Schworm, Globe Staff  November 17, 2014

As paramedics rushed to the side of a gravely injured passenger trapped in a rolled-over car, a state trooper heard screams from across the road.

It was the driver, Jeffrey Mason, curled up on the ground about 20 feet into the woods Saturday morning in Hyde Park. He smelled of alcohol, and needed help to walk, police said.

The passenger, Lillian Grover, a 41-year-old Roslindale resident, died a short time later. On Monday, a prosecutor said Mason, already convicted of drunken driving three times, was trying to flee.

During an interview with police, Mason repeatedly asked about the punishment for a fourth drunken-driving conviction and kept saying he “was screwed,” Suffolk prosecutor Gretchen Sherwood said at Mason’s arraignment, where he was charged with motor vehicle homicide in the crash.

Mason, 42, kept his head lowered throughout the hearing at West Roxbury District Court, and stared at the floor. Bail was set at $500,000.

Mason’s driving record shows 11 pages of violations dating back to the 1980s. Along with the drunken-driving charges, the Walpole man has been cited for eight speeding violations and four other surchargeable violations.

Police say Mason was speeding when his car crossed the yellow line on Enneking Parkway, spun out of control, and crashed into a ditch. The Honda Accord, registered to Mason’s wife, then rolled over before the passenger side crashed into a tree, police said.

Mason told police his tire blew out, causing him to lose control. But police say Mason was slurring his words and had glassy, bloodshot eyes.

Mason suffered a pulmonary contusion but no broken bones.

Mason said he had gone out with Grover, the mother of two young children, and that he was driving her back to Roslindale, where her car was parked.

Mason took a chemical blood test to determine his alcohol level. Results will be available in a couple of days, Sherwood said.

Mason’s lawyer, Robert Tobin, said it was the first charge against him in eight years, and that he had complied with the terms of probation in the past. He said his injuries from the crash may explain his poor speech and balance, and said he was not trying to run away.

“He was found 20 feet away in the woods,” he said. “If he wanted to flee, he would have been long gone.”

If Mason is able to make bail, Judge Debra Shopteese ordered that he wear a GPS monitor, remain under home confinement, and submit to random alcohol tests.

Mason’s first drunken-driving charge was in Chelsea in 1992. He was convicted in West Roxbury in 1995, and a third time in Quincy in 2006.

He is also a convicted sex offender for attempting to disseminate obscene material to a child.

Mason was charged with speeding three times between 1987 and 1990. In 1993, he was charged with speeding in Malden, Revere, and Dorchester within the span of six months, records show. He was also charged with speeding in Roxbury on two different occasions in 1994 and 1999.

Michelle Nicholson, a friend who grew up with Grover in Hyde Park, told the Globe earlier that Grover was a dedicated and loving mother. She was a hard worker who sometimes held down several jobs, including as a home health care aide, to keep her family afloat, she told the Globe.

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Homeless on the MBTA

They must have had a bad experience:

"Two accused in attack on MBTA worker; Homeless pair was being led out of station at closing" by Nestor Ramos, Globe Staff  November 17, 2014

A homeless couple accused of attacking an MBTA employee in the Downtown Crossing Orange Line station — using racial epithets as they punched him in the face and ripped out his hair — will be held without bail on probation violations.

Robert G. Snyder, 50, and Shayla M. Witts, 28, shared a brief kiss in a Boston Municipal Courtroom on Monday before a prosecutor described the allegations against them: sucker-punching a T inspector who was escorting them out of the station at closing time, then beating him while hurling racial slurs. They each face charges of assault, battery with racial intimidation, and disorderly conduct.

Ooooh. I'm not big on the age difference.

Both Snyder and Witts are homeless and have long criminal histories, according to court records. Snyder has been convicted of assault 12 times, Assistant District Attorney Brett Walker said, among several other lesser convictions and guilty pleas in recent years.

Witts’s right eye was badly bruised and swollen nearly shut. According to her lawyer, she has a nonviolent criminal history, a pending prostitution charge, and an 8-year-old child with autism....

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Rotten Jeudi

Related: Return of the Jeudi

"Fatal Dorchester stabbing was in self-defense, DA says" by Evan Allen and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff  November 17, 2014

A Dorchester woman acted in self-defense when she fatally stabbed her former boyfriend to death inside her apartment this summer and will not be facing criminal charges, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said Monday.

The woman told the Globe after the July 31 episode that she had armed herself with a knife during an intense confrontation with her former boyfriend, Emmanuel Jeudi, but then stabbed the 29-year-old man when he rushed at her.

“I just wanted to scare him, but he charged at me,” said the 26-year-old woman after the attack.

The woman was not arrested at the time and both Conley’s office and Boston police have since been investigating the circumstances of the fatal stabbing, the forensic evidence, and the personal history between Jeudi and the woman, which included one arrest and one restraining order.

“The use of lethal force in self-defense can be prosecuted in some circumstances, but criminal charges were not appropriate given these facts,” Conley explained in a statement.

The woman said she was defending herself from her ex-boyfriend when she fatally stabbed him Thursday in her apartment.

“There was no evidence of excessive force, premeditation, or malice. This was a case of a domestic violence victim protecting herself against serious injury or worse at the hands of her abuser inside her own home.”

The state medical examiner’s office concluded that Jeudi was killed by a single stab wound that penetrated his heart, Conley’s office said.

According to Conley’s office, the investigation concluded that the woman’s account — given to police moments after it happened and in calls to 911 before the stabbing — “was corroborated in almost every respect.’’

For example, the woman — whose name was not released because she was a victim of a crime — told police Jeudi grabbed her phone and broke it. Prosecutors said Jeudi’s palm print was found on the phone.

Prosecutors said the woman’s account was also supported by witnesses.

She told police that Jeudi had beaten and choked her that night during a long period of turbulence inside the apartment and neighbors said they could hear the noise.

The woman said she had two daughters, 4 and 2, and she told the Globe that both were in the apartment when the fight started around 7 p.m. on July 31. The 2-year-old is Jeudi’s child.

The woman said in the Globe interview, she and Jeudi began quarreling that night in their daughter’s room and she asked him to leave.

Jeudi told her he was going to take their 2-year-old with him, and she said no, she said.

He physically assaulted her and ridiculed her when she grabbed a knife to defend herself, she said. “I’ll kill you,” he told her, she said.

She made it into the kitchen, and he tried to take her cellphone, then kicked her down. She grabbed a knife and pointed it at him, she said.

“He laughed. I’ll never forget his laugh,” she said. “He said, ‘You gonna pull a knife on me?’ That’s when he charged me.”

That was when she stabbed him once, she said.

Jeudi ran into the hallway. The woman followed him, calling 911 and attempting CPR.

“I was telling him, ‘Stay calm, apply pressure,’ ” she said. “I don’t know CPR. I was pushing on his chest. He was already dead.”

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Larson Laid to Rest

"Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original ‘‘Battlestar Galactica,’’ “Knight Rider,’’ “Magnum, P.I.,’’ and ‘‘Quincy, M.E.,’’ died Friday. He was 77.

Mr. Larson, also an accomplished singer and composer, was a powerhouse in the television landscape in the 1970s and 1980s, when he churned out hits that became staples in millions of living rooms every night....

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Where is Mary Nunes?

"10 years after fleeing, mother surrenders" by Kathy McCormackAssociated Press  November 18, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman who fled with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago during a custody dispute turned herself in Monday to face trial.

Genevieve Kelley of Whitefield disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in the fall of 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child backfired.

The US Marshals Service investigated numerous tips through the years. Shortly after her daughter turned 18 in February and was no longer subject to the family court, Kelley, 50, made contact. Her lawyer said she wanted to face a jury on her custodial interference charge. She said her daughter is safe.

Police felt Kelley’s ex-husband, Mark Nunes, was unfairly accused. He was never charged with a crime.

Kelley turned herself in Monday in Lancaster and was arrested, Deputy US Marshal Jamie Berry said. He said her lawyer and Coos County Attorney John McCormick were arguing bail.

Mark Nunes has not given up hope of being reunited with his daughter and hopes to learn more about her.

‘‘Is she alive? Is she safe?’’ he said Monday.

It was not immediately known if Mary Nunes was in the courtroom. In an interview last week, Kelley’s lawyer, Alan Rosenfeld, said his client would likely appear on her own first.

‘‘She wants to be vindicated,’’ Rosenfeld said. ‘‘She wants a trial.’’

Rosenfeld, a Colorado attorney who specializes in child advocacy and domestic violence cases, had asked prosecutor McCormick twice this year if he would agree to recommend to a judge that Kelley voluntarily return and not be jailed unless she is convicted. He said she would not be a flight risk, but McCormick disagreed, noting she left in the middle of a family court proceeding in 2004.

‘‘She fears there’s a chance she’ll be held, a fear that’s probably well founded,’’ McCormick had said.

Rosenfeld had said if things did not work out, ‘‘she’s just going to show up unannounced one day.’’

Mary Nunes, presumably, would be a witness at the trial, he said.

‘‘She was old enough to know what was going on,’’ he said.

‘‘I am happy that Genevieve Kelley is in custody and will face justice for these charges, but we will all be the happiest, when we know Mary Nunes is safe,’’ US Marshal David Cargill Jr. said.

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U.S. Airlines Low on Fuel

My advice to you is don't fly even if your life depended on it:

"Jet fuel prices plummet, yet air fares keep rising" by Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  November 17, 2014

NEW YORK — US airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers?

Greed?

Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks. Planes are full. Investors want a payout. And new planes are on order.

In fact, fares are going higher. And those bag fees that airlines instituted in 2008 when fuel prices spiked aren’t going away, either.

It's what is getting them record profits these days.

In the 12 months ended in September, US airlines saved $1.6 billion on jet fuel. That helped them post a 5.7 percent profit margin in the first three quarters of this year, robust for the industry but lagging the 10 percent average for the Standard & Poor’s 500.

In the past six years, airlines have done a great job of adjusting the number of flights to fall just short of demand. As a result, those who want to fly will pay a premium to do so.

It's an elite's world, baby!

Thanks to several mega-mergers, four big airlines control the vast majority of flights, leaving very little room for another airline to undercut fares.

Let's put an end to the free-market competition and entrepreneur myths about AmeriKa right now. 

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at what’s going on with air fares and the price of jet fuel:

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How about that imagery, huh? Remind you of something?

Burkina Faso Back Under Civilian Rule

"Burkina Faso names ex-diplomat as interim leader" by New York Times  November 18, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — After days of intense political wrangling, a committee of political, military, religious, and traditional authorities in Burkina Faso named a former foreign minister and veteran diplomat Monday to oversee a transition to new elections after the ouster of President Blaise Compaoré.

Compaoré was overthrown on Oct. 31 after days of mass protests against his plans to modify the constitution and remain in power. Compaoré fled to neighboring Ivory Coast.

Initially, the military took power, with Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida proclaiming himself as the leader of the impoverished West African country, a move that drew censure from African and Western nations.

Under pressure to cede to civilian rule, the military joined an electoral college of 23 mainly civilian representatives, which named Michel Kafando as interim president. His prime task is to oversee a transition to elections by next November.

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Related: Burkina Faso Coverage Fades

U.S. must have been behind the coup because it has been generally accepted without much fuss.

Colombian General Kidnapped

How do you say false flag in Spanish?

"Colombia halts peace talks after general is taken" Associated Press  November 18, 2014

BOGOTA — A massive search operation was underway Monday for a Colombian army general whose surprise capture by leftist rebels prompted President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend two-year-old peace talks.

General Ruben Dario Alzate, dressed in civilian clothes and without the heavy security befitting his high rank, was snatched Sunday by gunmen, along with two others, while visiting a hamlet along a remote river in western Colombia.

A soldier who managed to flee in the group’s boat, and reportedly had advised the general against traveling deep into the jungle, said the kidnappers belonged to the recalcitrant 34th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

It was the first time in a half-century of fighting that the guerrillas have taken an army general captive. It could not have come at a worst moment for Santos. 

Isn't it worse?

Even before the general’s capture, frustration had been building with the slow progress of peace talks in Cuba and the guerrillas’ refusal to wind down attacks. Earlier this month, the FARC captured two soldiers during intense fighting in northeast Colombia — it has since offered to free them — and killed two Indians who confronted rebels hanging up revolutionary banners on their reservation.

Calling Alzate’s abduction ‘‘totally unacceptable,’’ Santos ordered government peace negotiators not to travel Monday to Cuba for the next round of peace talks until Alzate and the two others — an army captain and a female lawyer who was advising the army on a rural energy project — are freed.

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What is with FARC anyway?

Just as the president is trying to bring peace, too. 

Cui bono?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Kid Tortured to Death

"Penn. couple charged in death of boy hung by feet, beaten" Associated Press  November 07, 2014

NEW YORK — A Pennsylvania couple went car shopping, bought pizza, and engaged in sexual activity as the woman’s unresponsive 3-year-old son lay dying after weeks of escalating abuse that ended in three days of systematic torture, officials said Thursday.

Jillian Tait, 31, and Gary Lee Fellenbaum, 23, were charged Thursday with murder in the death of Tait’s son, Scott McMillan, and aggravated assault in the beating of his older brother. They are accused of laughing as Scott was hung upside down and whipped, striking him repeatedly with a frying pan, and eventually beating him to death.

Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan called the case ‘‘an American horror story.’’ Noting that investigators found no evidence that drugs or alcohol use, he said: ‘‘This is just evilness.’’

The couple last month moved in together, along with Fellenbaum’s estranged wife and three children — Tait’s 6- and 3-year-old sons and the Fellenbaums’ 11-month-old daughter. The six lived outside Coatesville, about 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

The prosecutor said what started as spankings became ‘‘concentrated, repeated, escalating abuse.’’ Then, ‘‘over three days he was systematically tortured and beaten to death,’’ Hogan said.

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Speaking of torture:

"Penn. guards fired, charged with cuffing inmate to shower" Associated Press  November 21, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls, and rubber gloves filled with water at him.

Criminal complaints against Michael Antonio, 40, and Stephen Richard Smith, 49, indicate eight inmates and four other jail staff saw the inmate handcuffed to the shower on Oct. 19. The jail’s security cameras also captured part of the encounter.

‘‘This type of behavior for the jail guards is not something that will be tolerated,’’ Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa told the New Castle News. ‘‘We have a responsibility to treat [inmates] humanely and with dignity.”

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Illinois Inmate Released

It's another powerful alstory and commentary on the AmeriKan ju$tu$ $y$tem:

"Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case" Associated Press  October 31, 2014

CHICAGO — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible.

Alstory Simon’s confession gained international attention in 1999, largely because of an investigation by a journalism professor and a team of students from Northwestern University that helped secure Anthony Porter’s release days before he was to be executed. He had spent 16 years on death row for slayings he and his supporters maintained he did not commit.

Because of constitutional protections against double jeopardy, there is no legal way to retry Porter.

Simon told reporters outside Jacksonville Correctional Center that he was angry.

‘‘I’m not angry at the system. I’m angry at the people who did what they did to me,’’ he said, crying as he said that his mother had died while he was behind bars.

Simon was sentenced to 37 years in prison. But the Cook County state’s attorney’s office began re-examining his conviction last year after his lawyer presented evidence that he had been threatened with the death penalty and coerced into confessing with promises that he would get an early release and share in the profits from book and movie deals....

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Also seeChicago archdiocese releases more abuse records

Would $500 keep you quiet?

Romania Pontas

Been to heaven and back as I pick up where I left off?

‘‘I want a president who is not corrupt, has a good standing, and understands foreign policy’’

Yeah, I know how you feel.

"Romania’s prime minister defeated in presidential runoff" by Alison MutlerAssociated Press  November 17, 2014

BUCHAREST — Sibiu Mayor Klaus Iohannis won a close presidential runoff election Sunday on a promise to fight rampant government corruption, according to exit polls.

He will replace President Traian Basescu, who is stepping down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who ran on a promise of stability, conceded defeat after the polls closed.

Ponta, who was narrowly favored to win in some polls, said he had personally congratulated Iohannis. ‘‘We are a democratic country,’’ Ponta said outside the headquarters of his Social Democratic Party two hours after polls closed. ‘‘The people are always right.’’

Ponta called on some 15,000 protesters gathered outside his offices to listen to his message in an apparent attempt to defuse tensions difficulties encountered by expatriate Romanians voting abroad.

The final results may have been swung by 300,000 Romanians who live overseas and voted Sunday, many against the government. There were protests in which expatriates said they had been unable to vote in the Nov. 2 election that led to the runoff.

You know the old saying: Romanians are always right. 

So who is the new guy?

Iohannis, a 55-year-old ethnic German, praised voters. ‘‘Thanks to you, another kind of Romania is beginning,’’ Iohannis said on his Facebook page. ‘‘The Romania we want is not one of conflict or revenge.’’

Uh-oh.

‘‘Your vote and your word are its foundation,’’ he said. “Let’s put the first brick on this building and let it be a lasting one!’’

Thousands of Romanians massed in front of government offices in Bucharest on Sunday, waving flags with the center ripped out, a symbol of the 1989 anticommunist revolt. Others gathered in the city of Cluj after voting ended in support of expatriate voters.

Romanians living overseas must vote at polling stations in the countries where they are, and thousands of expatriates protested after they had to stand in line for hours in cities such as Paris, London, and Munich during the first round. Some were unable to vote.

The government says it has improved the voting procedure this time at facilities, including Romanian embassies.

Ponta led by 10 percentage points in the Nov. 2 vote, and corruption inquiries of senior Ponta aides appeared not to have dented the 42-year-old former prosecutor’s chances.

Iohannis has promised an independent justice system. In Romania, the president is in charge of foreign policy and defense and names key prosecutors and the chiefs of intelligence services.

Gee, I imagine certain chosen people in certain places might have a concern. I'll be alert for any charges of antisemitism for that will be a tell as to whether he is towing the line.

Officials said turnout was about 62 percent, around 10 percent higher than during the Nov. 2 vote. Official vote totals were not expected until Monday.

For a decade, one of the central political battles in Romania has been over the establishment of independent prosecutors capable of uprooting corruption. More than 1,000 public officials, including former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase, one of Ponta’s mentors, have been convicted of corruption in recent years.

Seems like it's an idio$yncra$y and characteri$tic of government no matter where it is found, doesn't it?

Ponta had credited the anticorruption campaign with helping Romania overcome its budget deficit by cracking down on tax evaders. But before the voting, some analysts said they were worried that, despite his promises, Ponta would have slowly chipped away at the system.

Western countries have called Romania to maintain the independence of the courts and continue to pursue corrupt officials.

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Also see: Romania Rejects Right

Romania Rejects Globalists 

Always right!

Outrage in Romania Over Organ-Harvesting Operation 

That is one of those issues (like elite pedophile sex rings and Satanism) that gets very little coverage or follow up.

The Boston Globe Missed This Israeli Operation

It's the coin of the realm if you want to decode the paper.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stairway to Heaven Begins in New York City

The police will give a hand up as we wind on down the road....

"Police killing of unarmed New Yorker dubbed ‘accident’" by Marc Santora, New York Times  November 22, 2014

NEW YORK — A rookie New York City police officer accidentally shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a dark stairwell in Brooklyn late Thursday night, police said.

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the victim, Akai Gurley, was “a total innocent” and called the shooting “an unfortunate accident.” Gurley was not engaged in any activity other than trying to walk down the stairs, Bratton said.

Too many of those these days!

Mayor Bill de Blasio offered offer his condolences to Gurley’s family. “This is a tragedy,” he said.

No, it's murder.

Related: de Blasio Endorses Death Squads

Israel training U.S. police forces 

Sort of explains everything.

The officer who shot Gurley, Peter Liang, has been on the force less than 18 months and was on probationary status. 

Really? For what?

Liang, 27, and his partner, who was also new to the force, were patrolling the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York Thursday night, part of an effort to increase the police presence at the housing complex, which had been plagued by a spate of violence, including two homicides.

The two officers had taken the elevator to check out the roof and, shortly before midnight, entered the eighth-floor stairwell to walk back down. The lights were not working, so both officers took out their flashlights.

Liang also drew his weapon, police said, and just as the officers started down the stairwell, Gurley and his girlfriend entered through a door on the seventh floor, 14 steps below.

Going out on a date, were they?

It was unclear why, but Liang accidentally fired a single shot that struck Gurley in the chest, police said.

The force of the blast sent Gurley tumbling down two flights of stairs. The officers found him with his girlfriend next at his side.

That poor woman.

Gurley was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following standard protocol, Liang was relieved of his gun and his badge.

Bratton said the decision to draw a weapon in the absence of a clear threat is left “to the discretion of the officers based on what they are encountering or believe they may encounter. There’s not a specific prohibition against taking a firearm out.” But he said the officers would have to justify taking the action.

I'm sure the official cover-up, 'er, investigation will absolve him.

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Btw, did you know that a report from the Cato Institute reveals Americans are 8 times more likely to be killed by police than by a terrorist, and other studies suggest U.S. citizens are 800 times more likely to be killed by a cop than citizens of Japan, Britain or Germany?

That's a lot of "accidental tragedies!"

"Investigation sought in N.Y. police slaying; Unarmed man killed by officer in dark stairwell" by Verena Dobnik and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  November 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on Saturday as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

He's the last guy you want to get involved!!

‘‘We’re not demonizing the police,’’ Sharpton said, but ‘‘this young man should not be dead.’’

Police said the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn’s gritty East New York neighborhood appears accidental. However, Sharpton said, ‘‘How do we know until there is a thorough investigation of all that happened?’’

He spoke at a rally in Harlem, standing alongside Gurley’s 2-year-old daughter, her mother, and several elected officials. Gurley’s relatives remained silent during and after the rally.

The guy had a kid, too, huh?

Gurley’s death comes at a sensitive time, with a grand jury weighing whether to bring criminal charges against another officer in the chokehold death of a man on Staten Island, and the nation bracing for a potential announcement soon on whether an indictment will be handed up in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

Related: Government Fanning the Flames of Protest in Ferguson

"They are going to announce the decision the night before Thanksgiving when everyone is too busy mashing potatoes and stuffing turkeys to bother to riot" -- whatreallyhappened.com

‘‘Until we address the issue of police killing people of color, we’re going to always have the problem; we’re deaf on the issue,’’ Alex Mallory, 64, a Bronx resident who once lived in public housing, said after the rally. ‘‘I could have easily been this guy, walking down the stairs.’’

It's not just color; they are blowing away good old boy whites, too!

New York City police often conduct ‘‘vertical patrols’’ inside public housing complexes by going from roofs down staircases that sometimes are havens for crime.

Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the patrols are needed, and the development where Gurley was shot had recently seen a shooting, robberies, and assaults.

Officer Peter Liang and his partner, also new to the force, were patrolling a pitch-dark stairwell with flashlights late Thursday night, police said. Gurley, 28, was leaving his girlfriend’s apartment after she had braided his hair, according to the girlfriend, who is not his daughter’s mother.

Police said the officers walked down the stairs onto an eighth-floor landing when Gurley and his girlfriend opened a stairwell door one floor down, having given up on waiting for an elevator.

Aren't they being inspected?

Police said Liang, walking with his gun drawn, fired without a word and apparently by accident, hitting Gurley from about 10 feet.

Mallory, the former public housing resident, said an officer should never patrol a building with a gun drawn.

C'est la vie.

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And regarding the protest leader there:

"Al Sharpton and businesses owe millions" New York Times Syndicate  November 19, 2014

NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton, who spent years marching through the city in a track suit while shouting indignantly at men in power, stood quietly on a stage last month for his birthday party at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to exclaim their admiration for him.

Meaning Al has been a charlatan the whole time.

Obscured in his ascent, however, has been his troubling financial past, which continues to shadow his present.

Wait until you see who is paying him. It is why he didn't pay.

Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent, and other bills. Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses. And though he said in recent interviews that he was paying both down, his balance with the state, at least, has actually grown in recent years. His National Action Network appears to have been sustained for years by not paying federal payroll taxes on its employees.

You will soon see why he got away with it.

With the tax liability outstanding, Sharpton traveled first class and collected a sizable salary.

Sharpton and the National Action Network have repeatedly failed to pay travel agencies, hotels, and landlords.

Sharpton acknowledged his financial troubles in recent interviews. “You can say I’m not a great administrator,” he said. “You can’t say that I’m not committed.”

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Related: LBJ Overshadows MLK 

I think Al over$hadows them both. 

Now you know why he has a TV show.

Also seeN.Y.'s spending problem? A $5b surplus

Al's money?

Time to go in the other direction:

"Man killed by train was pushed onto tracks" Associated Press  November 17, 2014

NEW YORK — A man standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform Sunday morning was pushed onto the tracks by another man and was struck and killed by an oncoming train, police said. The assailant fled.

Police said an unidentified man pushed 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok of the Bronx off the platform at the Grand Concourse and East 167th St. station in Highbridge, an act that appeared to be unprovoked.

Kwok was struck by a southbound D train at around 8:40 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was not injured.

There was no indication that Kwok knew the man or had had an altercation with him before he was pushed, police said. Witnesses told police they believed the man fled the subway station after shoving Kwok and jumped on a city bus.

There have been three other incidents in recent years that involved a person being pushed onto the tracks.

I'm sure I could find them were I not in a rush.

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"Police search for attacker in fatal subway push" New York Times  November 18, 2014

NEW YORK — Police officers fanned out with wanted posters of the man, offering rewards for information. The chief of the department’s transit bureau called the search a “24/7 operation.”

But by Monday afternoon, no major leads had developed, nor had tips come in from the posters or from surveillance video released late Sunday by the police. The video showed in some detail the man — at this point wanted only for questioning — as he walked from the 167th Street subway station, exited a Bronx bus, and smoked a cigarette near a deli in the minutes after the attack.

The rider, Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, had been waiting for a downtown D train with his wife, both immigrants from Hong Kong, as they made their weekly Sunday trip down to Chinatown for dim sum and shopping.

I'll be getting back to Hong Kong soon.

But about 8:45 a.m., as the train roared into the station, Kwok, 61, was shoved from behind and pushed onto the tracks, police said.

Elsewhere....

"A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said. The man, identified by police only as window washer, was moving equipment on the roof of a bank building in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and was not on a window-washing platform when he fell, San Francisco police Sergeant Danielle Newman said."

Also seeJudge scolds NYC tower skydivers, won’t toss case

The events there on 11 September 2001 towering over everything happening in our world today.

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From the highest peak to the lowest valley. 

Time for me to go grab a slice of heaven.

NEXT DAY UPDATES: 

Something new afoot in Pats owner’s box

Kraft family looks to build soccer stadium in Boston

Boston bidders hope time is right for frugal Games

Chasing a Fusillade From Cleveland

"Cleveland to pay $3 million over police shooting" Associated Press  November 19, 2014

CLEVELAND — The relatives of two people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire in 2012 will split a $3 million settlement from the city of Cleveland, the attorney for one of the families said Tuesday.

They deserve every penny and more. 

Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired into the victims’ car after a high-speed chase, killing 43-year-old driver Timothy Russell and 30-year-old passenger Malissa Williams in a parking lot. Both were unarmed.

Was there a white-black component, and how come none of these other incidents raise the hackles of the pre$$ like Ferguson?

Russell family attorney Terry Gilbert said the settlement of the federal lawsuit helps avoid long and expensive litigation.

City spokesman Dan Williams said ‘‘the settlement speaks for itself.’’

More than 100 officers and 60 police cars, including some driven by supervisors, were involved in the chase [which] began when officers patrolling near a homeless shelter on the edge of downtown Cleveland thought they heard a gunshot. Investigators later said it was likely that the officers heard Russell’s car backfiring. That sparked a 20-mile chase that lasted 23 minutes and reached speeds of 110 miles per hour....

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Related: Car Chase Led to Killings in Cleveland

So explain to me again why the taxpayers are forced to pay the tab rather than the murderous cops responsible? 

I mean, once the murderous thugs start being held re$pon$ible this conduct will stop.

Of course, law enforcement never breaks the law and is never wrong:

"Two men freed after judge dismisses 1975 Ohio case" Associated Press  November 22, 2014

CLEVELAND — Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness — a then-13-year-old boy — recanted his testimony.

Earlier a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge dismissed the cases against Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60. The witness recanted last year and said Cleveland police detectives coerced him into testifying that the men, along with Bridgeman’s brother, killed businessman Harry Franks on May 19, 1975....

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We are seeing this more and more across AmeriKa, and it makes you realize the $y$tem of ju$tu$ has been just that.

"Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years" Associated Press  November 20, 2014

CLEVELAND — A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack.

Why did he lie?

Ricky Jackson had been seeking a new trial and sobbed with his face in his hands as prosecutors dismissed his case Tuesday, The Plain Dealer reported.

‘‘I can’t believe this is over,’’ Jackson, 57, said, thanking his supporters and his lawyers from the Ohio Innocence Project.

Jackson was serving a life sentence for aggravated murder and other charges, according to state prison records.

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Time to celebrate!

"Off-duty police officer fatally shot at Ohio pub" Associated Press  November 17, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — An off-duty officer was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub in northeast Ohio after he approached a patron who was described as ‘‘unruly’’ and was carrying a firearm, police said.

I've learned the hard way it is never advisable to get in the middle of a bar fight.

Four other people also were shot at the Papa Don’s Pub in Akron at about 2 a.m., Police Chief James Nice said. One of the victims was another off-duty officer who was grazed by a bullet.

So it was a COP BAR, huh?

The suspect fled on foot but was caught in a nearby field about an hour later with the help of a police dog....

Related:

"It seemed like a sure win for investigators, who have gone after dogfighting with greater interest ever since NFL star Michael Vick pleaded guilty in 2007 to bankrolling a dogfighting ring and other charges, eventually serving 18 months in prison. The three largest dogfighting busts in US history have occurred since 2009. But the ancient blood sport is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches."

It's a ‘‘much bigger problem than people realize,’’ says law enforcement, with an ‘‘absurd amount of money involved’’ in the comeback of the business (never mind about the trillions in bank fraud).

Of course the answer is always more laws when the existing ones are not adequately enforced.

Also seeMilitary Still Staring at Goats 

I blinked first.

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Am I supposed to feel sorry for the thug?

You won't after this NEXT DAY UPDATE:

"Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer" Associated Press  November 24, 2014

CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a ‘‘probably fake’’ gun at a playground.

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon, which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the muzzle, from his waistband but had not pointed it at police.

Then it was justified. The police no longer have to discern danger or anything else. 

It's FIRE AWAY FIRST and ABSOLUTION of CONSEQUENCE LATER!

The boy did not make any verbal threats but grabbed the replica handgun after being told to raise his hands, Tomba said. ‘‘That’s when the officer fired,’’ he said.

The Cuyahoga County medical examiner identified the boy as Tamir Rice. An attorney for his family, Timothy Kucharski, said the boy went to the park with friends Saturday afternoon, but he did not know the details of what led to the shooting.

‘‘I don’t want to make a rush to judgment,’’ he said.

The Police Department is investigating the shooting and both officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. The county prosecutor’s office also is investigating.

Kucharski said he wants to talk to witnesses himself and get more facts.

Police said the weapon was an ‘‘airsoft’’ type replica that resembled a semiautomatic handgun.

A man who called 911 told dispatchers the boy was on a swing set and pointing a pistol that was ‘‘probably fake’’ and scaring everyone.

The caller said the boy was pulling the gun in and out of his pants.

‘‘I don’t know if it’s real or not,’’ the caller said.

Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, said the officers were not told the caller thought the gun might be fake.

So that justifies blowing a kid away? They didn't know so BLAM, BLAM!!!? 

Did they issue a warning? Was the kid shot in the back? 

The officer who was called to the playground outside a city recreation center saw the pistol sitting on a table or bench and watched the boy grab it and put it in his waistband, Follmer said.

Cleveland police have been under increased scrutiny. The Justice Department has been investigating their pursuit and use of force practices.

That vague afterthought of a paragraph gets you back to the top of this post.

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Reminds me of Milford, except this time the dead are real.

Florida State Shooting Was Fake

How could I say such a thing?!!!

FBI REPORT: NO DEATHS AT SANDY HOOK: WAS EXERCISE, MISREPORTED, CREATED CRISIS

RelatedNewtown shooter coddled by family, educators, Conn. report determines

And thus the ma$$ media endorsement of a complete concoction of a cover story and conventional myth completely discredits them. 

What we have come to see in the shooting arena is more and more mind-manipulation via staged psyops and false flag fabrications if not scripted hoaxes complete with crisis actors galore. 

As we have seen so often these past years it is usually a DRILL GONE LIVE!!!

"University police participated in active shooter training less than two weeks before the attack, including a drill with a shooter at the library." 

And now it is once again being reported as a real event!

"Florida State suspect had talked of ‘voices’" by Brendan Farrington and Gary Fineout, Associated Press  November 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library had complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment, and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to reports released Friday.

You can see the goals of the agenda right in front of you with this cover story crapola I'm no longer buying. 

The cameras are everywhere (to catch terrorists and issue parking tickets), and why would he complain to authority about it? Does any of this pass the sense or smell test?

Myron May walked into the Las Cruces Police Department in September to report he was almost certain there were cameras installed in his apartment, and he could hear voices commenting on his activities, a police report said.

Could have been an FBI sneak and peek.

For instance, May told an officer, after a bubble bath he began applying lotion to his body and heard voices that said, ‘‘Did you see that? He never puts lotion on.’’ 

This propaganda just jumped Mr. Bubble. 

C'mon, guys. I can hear you propagandists that come up with this stuff laughing.

May, a 2005 Florida State graduate, returned to the school early Thursday and shot two students and a library worker before reloading his semiautomatic pistol. Police, who responded within two minutes, fired off a barrage of bullets that killed him.

They always do.

Videos and a journal obtained by police indicate May thought that he was being targeted by the government....

So which government genius authored that planted piece of shit?

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"Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government" by Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  November 21, 2014

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution and detailed his thoughts in a journal and videos obtained by detectives, authorities said.

Officers fatally shot Myron May, 31, during an exchange outside the library about 12:30 a.m. May reloaded at least once and tried to enter the library, where about 450 students were studying for midterm exams but was blocked by lobby security barriers that permit only students and staff inside, Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said.

Sure is an ODD TIME to be STUDYING!!!!

One person is in critical condition and one is in good condition at a local hospital, while the third was released.

The shooting sent students scrambling for cover in the book aisles and barricading themselves in with desks amid screams from classmates.

‘‘I ran for my life,’’ said Allison Kope, a freshman from Cocoa Beach who was on the library’s first floor. ‘‘I ran right out the back door. My laptop and everything is still in there.”

A hired crisis actor or complete fiction?

May’s Facebook page shows he posted mostly Bible verses and links to conspiracy theories about the government reading people’s minds. 

You guys really need to change the propaganda template. This ludicrous and ridiculous swirl of steaming stink just isn't selling any more. Sorry. 

Btw, you don't have to read my mind. It's all right here. Take a day or two and swim around. Do yourself a treat.

Records show May was licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.

OMG, he was a LAWYER!!

According to a Las Cruces, N.M., police report last month, May was a subject of a harassment complaint after a former girlfriend reported that he came to her home uninvited and claimed police were bugging his house and car. Danielle Nixon told police May recently developed ‘‘a severe mental disorder.’’ 

The only other thing now is to make him Muslim.

The police report also said May recently quit his job and was on medication.

Oh, that, too! 

Another PHARMACEUTICALLY-PRE$CRIBED LONE NUT BALL, huh? 

No mind manipulation though!

FSU canceled classes Thursday, but officials they will resume Friday. The library was also to reopen Friday. 

Sure looks like a drill and non-event to me. Everything back to normal the next day, huh?

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At least it took all the attention away from Jameis Winston. 

Related: Rhode Island Seeking to Make Schools Safe 

Thus we get the poorly-scripted piece of propaganda. The agenda is clear: as the authorities are militarized more and more (Ferguson has done nothing to stop it), the private citizen shall be stripped of their weapons. Welcome to AmeriKa. 

Speaking of drills, Metheun should consider themselves lucky:

"Methuen school holds demonstration for ‘active shooter’ system" by Trisha Thadani | Globe Correspondent   November 11, 2014

Methuen school officials conducted a live test Tuesday of a new system that could detect a gunman roaming the building — the first system of its kind installed in a US school.

And who is getting the contract? 

Again, there is always an ulterior and ancillary rea$on for these things. 

Authorities did not identify the school, but they said the test suggested the system could save police vital minutes locating a shooter.

The Guardian Indoor Gunshot Detection system has the ability to notify officers exactly where a shooter is, how many shots have been fired, and if the shooter is moving about the building, Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said in a statement.

Christian Connors, chief executive officer of Shooter Detection Systems, the company that produces the Guardian, said the test demonstrated how it “could have automatically initiated their evacuation and lockdown procedures, and many lives could have been saved.”

Methuen began installing a gunshot detection program over the summer, the Globe reported in July. The Guardian uses microphones to record voices and other noises as soon as shots are fired, which allows emergency personnel to pinpoint the shooter’s location.

And if the mike is just "accidentally" left open?

Safety is the primary concern for all superintendents of schools,” Judith Scannell, the Methuen superintendent, said in the statement. “I am pleased to be the first school system in the nation to have this innovative new system.” 

And who could ever question such altruism from our corrupt and $elf-$erving $cum in education? 

Places are full of perverts, but it's fertile ground for that sort so...

Other schools and companies across the country are also developing similar detection systems.

The Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia is the first college in the country to introduce such a technology, called “SecureCampus,” made by a company based in California.

The Guardian is based on detection systems developed for the military, the statement said. 

Do I even need comment?

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Related: Madness at Methuen High School 

Good thing they got the $hot-$potter $y$tem.

Milford fifth-grader punished over pretend gun

It could have been a massacre

What that shows you is the pathetic and psychopathic mind-set that pervades the little fiefdoms known as schools in AmeriKa.

Which leads me to another school shooting that is part of my rounds this morning:

"Wash. man held in case of slaying, online image" by Steven Dubois and Phuong Le | Associated Press   November 07, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and posting photos of her body online will be returned to Washington state after he surrendered to an officer in neighboring Oregon and waived extradition.

At least they vote in Oregon.

David Kalac, 33, was arrested Wednesday night about 200 miles from the crime scene after a daylong search.

He was being held on $2 million bail in Portland on a second-degree murder charge. He waived extradition Thursday and was set to be returned to Port Orchard, Wash., west of Seattle, said Lieutenant Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland.

Kalac is accused of killing Amber Lynn Coplin, 30, after an argument in their Port Orchard apartment.

He then posted photographs of her bloody, bruised body and commented about the killing online, said Scott Wilson, a Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy. The images appeared on 4chan, an online bulletin board. 

Smart move!

Kalac wrote about strangling the woman and his plan to be fatally shot by police. He posted the comments and photos anonymously, but authorities confirmed they were from him, Wilson said.

Kalac evaded police in Coplin’s stolen car until he emerged from a wooded area near Wilsonville, about 20 miles south of Portland, and turned himself in to a passing officer.

I thought he wanted to get shot, and for once I would not have complained.

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Who knows if that was even real. 

You see where I saw it, right?

NEXT DAY UPDATES: 

"A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held ‘‘antigovernment, antiestablishment’’ views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday. At a news conference Sunday, sheriff’s Lieutenant James McQuaig would not detail the nature of the previous threats or Holley’s antigovernment beliefs. Holley had lived at the end of a cul-de-sac in a middle-class neighborhood for about a year, McQuaig said."

Yeah, sure whatever. 

I don't know about you, readers, but I'm sick of the endless psyops, staged and scripted fictions, hoaxes, false flags, and all the rest that continue to carry forward and reinforce the agenda-pushing narrative. 

Btw, whatever happened to that fake Frein?