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Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

Johnathan supporters wear his maskJALINGO, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.

From Jalingo, Jonathan flew to Yola, capital of Adamawa state, where officials had declared the route of his motorcade a no-go area.


 

Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital

Mexican gas tank disasterA gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby, the city's mayor said.

The explosion, on the western edge of Mexico City, was so large that much of the building was destroyed.

Officials initially said seven people had been killed, but Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera later revised the figure.

Dozens of people were injured by flying glass. About 100 people were believed to be inside the hospital at the time.

Rescuers are at the scene, searching for anyone who might be trapped under rubble and twisted metal.

Mr Mancera said the blast had been caused by a leak in the hose carrying gas from the truck to the hospital kitchen.

The tanker workers had been struggling to repair the hose for about 15 to 20 minutes, according to reports. As they worked, a large cloud of gas began to form outside the hospital, reports said.

 

Following the deadly explosion, police blocked the road to the hospital and did not allow anyone through unless they were part of the medical or rescue services.


 

Egypt military targeted in deadly Sinai attacks

Egypt TanksAt least 26 people have been killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

A car bomb and mortars hit military targets in the North Sinai capital El-Arish, killing a number of soldiers.

 


 

Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble

BelichickThis finding trickles down to individual players, in some cases. Kevin Faulk was drafted by the Patriots in 1999 and played in New England through 2011. Up until the 2007 season, Faulk had 23 fumbles. After that point, he had two. Danny Amendola had 10 fumbles in four seasons with the Rams, then came to New England and lost the ball only once in two years.

According to Sharp’s calculations, the Patriots’ fumble rate was 42 touches per fumble from 2000 through 2006. That was about the league average. Since 2007, however, that rate has dropped dramatically, to 74 touches per fumble. Over that time, the Pats are the best team in the NFL at holding onto the ball, even including dome teams.


 

35 years in prison for Saudi airman in Vegas child rape case

Mazen AlotaibiLAS VEGAS — A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years in state prison for kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Mazen Alotaibi, 25, stared at the courtroom floor as the boy's mother sobbed that her son's life was ruined and Clark County District Court Judge Stefany Miley imposed the mandatory sentence for sexual assault with a minor under the age of 14.


 

 

Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

Khawla Al-KatibBETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth.

Malak al-Khatib, arrested last month, is one of only a rare few female Palestinian minors who have ever faced arrest and sentencing by


 

African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

Africa & China future agreementsAddis Ababa (AFP) - China and the African Union agreed Tuesday on an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent. African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma praised the proposal at "the most substantive project the AU has ever signed with a partner", although the ambitious project that includes highways and high speed railways is at present just a committment to develop the infrastructure, and contains few details.


 

Study finds unfair HIV-drug pricing in US health plans

Blood Drawing for testingSome US health insurance plans are discriminating against people with HIV by placing antiretroviral drugs in a high-cost category and forcing patients to pay more for coverage, researchers said Wednesday.

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine warns that the practice is undermining a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care reform, which set out to end health insurers' use of preexisting conditions to deny coverage to sick people. Under some health plans, HIV drugs may cost a patient nearly $3,000 more per year than in other plans, said the study led by Harvard University.


 

Israel miiltary takes casualtiesHezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack: Israel

MAJIDIYA (Lebanon) (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers Wednesday in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war.

 

A Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -- the most serious clashes between the bitter enemies in years -- following the attack by the Shiite militant group.

 

"Those behind today's attack will pay the full price," Netanyahu's office quoted him as saying at a meeting with Israeli's top security brass Wednesday evening.

 

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini appealed for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" as the UN Security Council called an emergency meeting from 2100 GMT to discuss the flare-up.


 

Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

The Obama's in SaudiBarack Obama was in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay his respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah. His visit, for which he cut short a much-hyped trip to India, underscores how important the U.S.-Saudi relationship remains to the American leadership. واشناراه وادويشاه #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور في بلد التوحيد وفي أندونيسيا بحجابها الله أكبر والعزةلله @mshanarm @s_a_aldweesh pic.twitter.com/KvGTO2hgG9 The response wasn't entirely negative — Ahram Online notes that some Twitter users said Michelle shouldn't be criticized too much, it being a short, impromptu trip and all. Saudi state television did show images of Michelle and her uncovered head, despite some claims that they had digitally obscured her (a widely circulated video with the first lady entirely blurred seems to have been an amateur production).

 

Jordan ready to trade inmate for pilot held by ISIL

Jordan ready to trade inmateJordan said Wednesday it is ready to swap a prisoner convicted of a deadly terrorist attack on a hotel for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants. However, there was no word on whether a Japanese hostage would be included in any exchange as the 24-hour deadline to secure his release passed. Mohammed al-Momani, Jordan's minister for media affairs and communications, said in a statement that Jordan "is ready to release the Iraqi prisoner, Sajida al-Rishawi, if the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, is released unharmed,'' according to Jordan's state-run news agency Petra.


 

Delaware aims to be 1st with digital driver's licenses

digital driver licenseWILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware is aiming to be the first state to offer virtual driver's licenses accessed through a secure smartphone app.

"We'd like to go first," said Jennifer Cohan, director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles and the governor's nominee for secretary of transportation.

"If it works for Delaware, then it will be a new option for Delaware citizens to show proof of driver's license and identification."


 

From The Isleys To Aaliyah To Frank Ocean, The Evolution Of 'Love'

Frank OceanWhen Frank Ocean released his version of The Isley Brothers' Quiet Storm classic "At Your Best (You Are Love)" last week, it was both a flower left at a grave and an investment in the future. Posted on the boundary-blending singer-songwriter's Tumblr the day after what would have been Aaliyah's 36th birthday, the new track was widely received as a tribute to the late singer, whose death at 22 in a plane crash halted one of the most promising careers in '90s pop.

 

Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty on Rape Charges

Cory Batey and Brandon VandenburgAccording to a report from The Tennessean—which contains graphic descriptions of the charges—the jury found Batey and Vandenburg guilty on a total of 16 charges. Batey, 21, was charged with five felony counts of aggravated rape and two of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg, 21, was found guilty of those same charges, plus an evidence-tampering count and unlawful photography.


 

Court to toss Friendship Nine's convictions for sit-in protests

Friendship Nine ConvictionsRock Hill, South Carolina (CNN)A long walk for justice will end soon for nine African-American men who pioneered the "jail, no bail" strategy during the lunch counter protests of the civil rights movement.

 

The men, dubbed the Friendship Nine after the Rock Hill, South Carolina, college that eight of them attended, were looking to make a statement about the plight of the segregated South. And that's just what they did.

 

On Wednesday, the attorney who represented the men almost five and a half decades ago is scheduled to return to court to have their names cleared. In a poetic twist, Circuit Court Judge John C. Hayes III, who will preside over the hearing, is the nephew of the judge who originally sentenced these largely unsung civil rights heroes.


 

Roy MooreAlabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage

Days after a federal judge in Alabama ruled in favor of a same-sex couple who want their marriage recognized, the chief justice of the state's Supreme Court has sent a letter telling the governor that federal courts don't have jurisdiction over what constitutes a marriage in Alabama. Chief Justice Roy Moore said that Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade "has raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."


 

Mar Roxas and Leonardo EspinaRebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.


 

Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Obama and India Prime MinisterIrritation

A black and white photograph captures a scene that could never happen today.

It shows an American president riding through the streets of a city in Pakistan in a gleaming horse-drawn carriage, as if he's the Queen of England.

The city is Karachi, in the days when American visitors were not obliged by the presence of Islamist militants to conceal themselves behind blast-proof walls, sandbags and razor wire. The president is Dwight Eisenhower.

As his cavalcade slides past an ocean of onlookers, he is standing beneath a parasol, smiling. Alongside him, waving to the crowd, is his host: Pakistan's ruler, Gen. Ayub Khan. It is 1959.

Eisenhower was the first of five American presidents to visit Pakistan. Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush followed in his path.

In 1962, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy rode in an open-topped limo through those same streets alongside the same general, on an unofficial visit without her husband.


 

 

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

Masoud GanaimHAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The result is an awkward political marriage of communists, Palestinian nationalists, religious Muslims, feminists and even one Jew. But Arab politicians say it will improve chronically low Arab voter turnout and help block Netanyahu from forming the next government.

 


 

Somalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror Zakariya Ismail Hersigroup

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group. Zakariya Ismail Hersi, who was al-Shabab's intelligence chief, called for reconciliation while speaking to the media for the first time since his surrender to Somali authorities in late December.

"I can confirm that as of today I am no longer a member of Al-Shabaab and I have renounced violence as a means of resolving conflict and I will aim to achieve my goals towards peaceful means, and through reconciliation and understanding," Hersi said.


 

Judge in Spain charges 10 priests with child sex abuse

Suspect in Child Rape Case hides faceA judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has charged 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse. The 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys between 2004 and 2007, the most serious offences occurring in a house used by the priests. Pope Francis telephoned one of the alleged victims, now 24, in November to offer his apologies. He acted after the man wrote him a letter about the alleged abuse.

 


 

Generations mingle at care home cocktail parties

Senior cocktail partiesEvening cocktail parties are being held in eight London care homes, giving their elderly residents an opportunity to dress up and have fun. Arts charity Magic Me set up Cocktails in Care Homes in 2010 after hearing from care home residents that there was usually plenty to do during the day, but they were often bored in the evenings.


 

Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

Erik J. BurrisFORT BRAGG, N.C. — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday. Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape, a charge of forcible sodomy, four charges of assault and a charge of disobeying an order, the Army said in a five-sentence statement. Burris was sentenced to 20 years in prison, dismissed from the service, and ordered to forfeit all pay, the statement said.

 

Charles KochKoch brothers set $889 million budget for 2016

WASHINGTON — Top officials in the Koch brothers' political organization Monday released a staggering $889 million budget to fund the activities of the billionaires' sprawling network ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.

The budget, which pays for everything from advertising and data-gathering technology to grass-roots activism, was released to donors attending the annual winter meeting of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, according to an attendee.


 

Female guards file discrimination complaints against guantanamo bay fenceGuantanamo judges

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Some women troops at the prison's secret lockup for former CIA captives have filed gender discrimination complaints against two military judges who are forbidding female guards from handling prisoners to and from legal meetings. One of the judges, Navy Capt. J.K. Waits, announced the development Monday at the opening of a hearing in the case of Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, accused of committing war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's Army in Afghanistan after the 2001 U.S. invasion.

 

Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

Traffic The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The newspaper said the main aim of the license plate tracking program run by the Drug Enforcement Administration was to seize automobiles, money and other assets to fight drug trafficking, according to one government document.

 

Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Bart StupakHas Changed

This week, Congress returns with House leaders vowing to revisit the anti-abortion bill they pulled off the floor last week. The ban on abortions after 20 weeks was withdrawn when it appeared there weren't enough Republican votes to pass it.

Why did it need quite so many Republican votes? Because the GOP can no longer count on a contingent of Democrats to help out on abortion-related votes.


 

'Disneyland' measles outbreak spreads to Michigan as US cases top 100

The measles outbreak which started at Disneyland appears to be continuing to spread across the United States, alarming even parents of children vaccinated against the disease. Officials in Michigan confirmed on Friday that an adult in Oakland County had been diagnosed with measles, suggesting the outbreak is zigzagging east from the theme park in California.

Six other states – Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Arizona, plus Mexico – have recorded cases since a young woman, dubbed patient zero, fell sick at Disneyland just before Christmas.


 

Megan HuntsmanPlea deal possible for woman accused of killing 6 newborns

PROVO, Utah — Defense lawyers say they're negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal in the case of a Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage. A hearing in the case of 39-year-old Megan Huntsman was delayed for two weeks Monday. She faces six counts of murder in the deaths discovered as her estranged husband cleaned the garage in April.

 

Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Weed Across the country, efforts to make marijuana more accessible have quickly gained traction. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states, and recreational use is also legal in four states and the District of Columbia. Science, however, hasn't quite caught up. Largely due to its illegal status, there's been very little research done on marijuana's health effects. And researchers don't fully understand how pot affects the developing teenage brain. This may explain the why the nation's pediatricians have changed their recommendations on marijuana and children.

 

FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

PutinThe FBI has charged three men it says were spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City. US prosecutors say Evgeny Buryakov, 39, was part of an alleged spy ring that included two others in the US on official business. The other two named defendants, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, no longer reside in the US. Mr Buryakov, who worked at Russian bank in Manhattan, is scheduled to appear in court later on Monday.

He is accused of attempting to gain intelligence about potential United States sanctions against Russian banks and the US efforts to develop alternative energy resources.


 

Jeffrey SterlingEx-CIA officer convicted in leak case

Washington (CNN)The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports. Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information, according to The Washington Post, after allegedly leaking classified information about a top secret CIA operation to undermine Iran's nuclear program to New York Times reporter James Risen.

 

NYT columnist: Yale police detained my son at gunpoint

Charles BlowBlow took to Twitter on Sunday, writing that he was "fuming" after his son called to tell him what happened Saturday -- that he was walking out of the library when university police "accosted" him and drew their weapons. Blow tweeted that his son was detained because he "fit the description" of a suspect.

"He's a good kid, and just wants to go to school. But one thing that he told me was really astute and worth sharing: he doesn't want this story to only be about him," Blow said. "He realizes that there are other young people who have fewer privileges, less access and endure even greater traumas, but whose stories go unreported until something truly tragic happens. He wants the focus to remain on them. I couldn't be prouder of him for having the wisdom to recognize that."


 

Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse

Al SteinSANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally by the organization for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.

The scout, now 20, has sued the Boy Scouts of America and a local scouting council for punitive damages after being molested by a volunteer leader in 2007.


 

Ronnie "Jay" Adrian TownsVehicle, bodies recovered in Craigslist disappearance

Atlanta (CNN)Two bodies, one male and one female, were recovered Monday in the case of a Marietta, Georgia, couple, who went missing after contacting a car seller on Craigslist. The bodies have not yet been identified, said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson. He said the couple's car was also found submerged in a nearby lake. "It's not the outcome we had hoped for but, obviously, it's the one we have to deal with," Steverson said. "We'll analyze the vehicle, the bodies and hopefully we can come to some conclusion as to how they met their fate."

 

The choking problem of Asia’s killer air pollution

China polutionAt the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its tidy streets and clean, green image. But for much of that particular school year, clouds of smoke shrouded the skyline. The record-setting air pollution, which had begun in 1997 and lasted for months, caused a 30% spike in hospital visits. It would later be remembered as one of South East Asia’s worst-ever “haze episodes”.

 

Why the U.S. Is Stuck With Saudi Arabia

Saudi New KingThe death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who passed away Friday due to complications from a lung infection, elicited a series of gushing tributes from American leaders. In his official statement, President Obama praised his "enduring contribution to the search for peace" in the Middle East. Secretary of State John Kerry called him a "man of wisdom and vision

 

UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after Ukraine againdeadly clashes

Kiev (AFP) - The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting Monday on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30 and threatened to open up a new front in the war.

US President Barack Obama vowed to ramp up pressure on Russia after Saturday's assault on Mariupol -- the main city standing between separatist territory near the Russian border and the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea that Moscow annexed in March.

The deadly assault on the port city came a day after the insurgents pulled out of peace talks and vowed to capture new land.

The special Security Council meeting, scheduled to start at 3:00 pm (2000 GMT) Monday, comes after its 15 members failed Saturday to agree on a resolution denouncing the rocket attacks after Russia blocked the effort, according to Western diplomats.


 

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter Pilots Killedcrash

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — The Marines Corps has identified two pilots killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. The Marines said Sunday that Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield died from their injuries in the crash Friday at the Twentynine Palms Marine base.

The pilots were the only two people onboard the UH-1Y Huey helicopter. Lt. Col. James M. Isaacs, commanding officer of their squadron, says the two were outstanding officers and talented pilots.


 

 

HD Shooting2 dead in shooting at NYC Home Depot

Two people are dead following a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, police say. A spokeswoman for the NYPD told Yahoo News that both victims were male employees, and that an investigation was ongoing. According to the Daily News, the gunman, 31, shot the victim, 38, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. An eyewitness told MSNBC that the shooter and victim knew each other.

 

 

Black HoodsResidents of Pr. George’s have seen the housing crisis erode their wealth

The county became a national symbol of the American Dream with a black twist. Families moved into expansive new homes, with rolling lawns, nearby golf courses and, most of all, neighbors who looked like them. In the early 2000s, home prices soared — some well beyond $1 million — allowing many African Americans to build the kind of wealth their elders could only imagine.

 

NetanyahuNetanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.


 

Congresswoman Speier Calls on USDA IG to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in Region 5 Forest Service

Jackie SpeierWASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) sent a letter yesterday to Phyllis Fong, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling on the Inspector General to lead an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, attempted sexual assault, gender discrimination, and whistleblower retaliation in Region 5 of the U.S. Forest Service.

Speier was joined by Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation of the House Natural Resources Committee.

 



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African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

Partnership of Dysfunction attempts Productivity

Africa & China future agreementsThe African Union, a collection of known corrupt nations signs an accord with a nation that is known for its poor quality in the products that it produces, together agrees to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent.

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The choking problem of Asia’s air pollution

Visible Air Pollution is Inexcusable, yet Asia can't see... literally

China polutionThe American Industrial Machine Roared for decades, causing pollution equal to no other nation on earth, but, we learned.

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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

Years of flawed behavior ignored, and many victims suffered

Erik J. Burris" Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape, a charge of forcible sodomy, four charges of assault and a charge of disobeying an order "

These types of charges aren't the types of charges that just begun..., and there are indubitably many unknown victims of abuses at the hands of
Major Erik j. Burris, and I'm sure that these no named victims felt, at the time of their abuse,

they had no one to turn too.

" At the time he was charged, Burris was the chief of military justice for the 82nd Airborne — a position in which he supervised other military prosecutors handling criminal cases within the famed paratrooper division. "

Many ignored many instances of flawed behavior by this high ranking official, and it wouldn't be outside possible suggestions if some would say that many high ranking officials failed to act on obvious observances of mal and abusive behavior by

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Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

 

Senate panel approves Iran sanctions billWant to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich?

 

Texas rally by Muslims seeking tolerance disrupted by protesters

 

US warns Russia, welcomes new EU sanctions

 

Ukraine conflict: EU extends sanctions against Russia

 

Syria Kurds kill 22 jihadists around Kobane: monitor

 

Gunman arrested at Dutch news broadcaster NOSA gunman has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS after disrupting the main evening news, reportedly demanding airtime.

 

EU would have to respond to large military offensive in Ukraine: Steinmeier

 

Lawyers seek review of ICC refusal to probe Gaza flotillaLawyers called Thursday for a review of the International Criminal Court prosecutor's decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla that was heading to Gaza.

 

Charlie Hebdo: Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

 

Greek government will seek 'common ground' - EU's SchulzSpeaking after meeting Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, Mr Schulz said he expected "robust" discussions on the issue.

 

Venezuelan general appears in NY after 11 months on the run A dissident Venezuelan general who has been in hiding for nearly a year emerged Thursday for a public appearance in New York.

 

France's anti-jihadi efforts net an 8-year-old schoolboy

 

EU foreign ministers propose adding new names to Russia sanctions listRussian military planes flying near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the Foreign Office has said.

 

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Frenchman linked to attackers charged, incarceratedFrench authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Thursday against a Frenchman extradited from Bulgaria and linked to gunmen behind deadly attacks in Paris

 

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Judge in S.C. tosses sit-in convictions for Friendship Nine"Today is a victory in race relations in America," said Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said in a news conference following the ruling. "It is a new day."

 

107 children stricken by mysterious polio-like illness

 

Supreme Court stays executions of three in Oklahoma

 

Female drama teacher charged with raping male studentA former drama teacher accused of raping a 15-year-old student appeared in court Wednesday, facing multiple charges and accusations she manipulated the boy by threatening to kill herself after he exposed their secret relationship.

 

American actor arrested on voyeurism charges in CanadaJean-Paul Manoux, also known as J.P. Manoux, was arrested on Tuesday. He's scheduled to appear before a judge on March 11.

 

Construction worker wins $5 million lotteryConstruction worker Kevin Buchanan hit the gym Christmas morning, had breakfast and bought a couple of scratch-off Lotto tickets out of the machine at a Yonkers, N.Y., convenience store.

 

Denver airport bans pot-themed souvenir salesVisitors to the Mile High City will have to leave Denver International Airport before picking up marijuana-themed souvenirs.

 

Woman slashes her children's throats to quiet them, police sayA young mother in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say she cut her children's throats in an attempt to keep them quiet.

 

Utah parents, fearing apocalypse, fatally drugged children, themselves, police say

 

Syrian refugees coming to Kentucky, elsewhere in U.S.Twenty-one Syrian refugees will arrive here in the next two weeks, a figure expected to increase as the U.S. begins to take in an expanded number of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war.

 

Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday after opponents said the move would belittle Southern heritage.

 

After sparring with 2 Chainz, Nancy Grace debates pot with Dr. DrewOn the heels of her endlessly entertaining debate with rapper 2 Chainz over the legalization of recreational marijuana, Nancy Grace picked up the anti-pot argument on Tuesday with fellow HLN host Dr. Drew.

 

U.S. government says Obamacare could affect up to 29 percent of taxpayers

 

Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shi'ite militias executed 72 Sunnis

 

Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicalsTurki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the 30-year-old provides religious justification for its bloody rampage across the region.

 

Episcopal Diocese asks bishop for resignation following fatal bike crash

 

Rare Sierra Nevada red fox spotted in Yosemite parkThe first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.

 

Russia says Kiev's actions will escalate Ukraine fighting

 

Jury to decide if Toyota involved in 2006 crash had defectAn attorney for a Minnesota man whose Toyota Camry rammed into another car in 2006, killing three people, said during closing arguments in federal court Wednesday that the car had a defect that caused the accelerator to stick.

 

Egyptian poet goes on trial accused of contempt of Islam A prominent Egyptian poet could face up to three years in jail over a Facebook post in which she criticized the slaughter of animals at a Muslim festival

 

Military says Washington state marijuana shops 'off-limits' to troops

 

Women joining IS militants 'cheerleaders, not victims'

 

Japan analyzing purported new voice recording of IS captive: PM's spokesman

 

'Huge' effort needed to fight Boko Haram: US commander

 

Philippine president under fire over police deaths
The Philippine president has warned that the collapse of a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would lead to a new wave of violence,

 

Mexico shuts down Chinese 'mega-mall' project in CancunMexico has ordered closed a massive construction project in Cancun that would have created the largest venue for selling Chinese goods in the Americas.

 

Greek minister says Athens against sanctions on Russia

 

North Korea leader to visit Russia

 

Spies, cover-ups and the mysterious death of an Argentinian prosecutor

 

US warns cost of Russian actions in Ukraine will 'rise'

 

Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

 

Thai 'Red Shirt' leader sentenced to two years in jail

 

Officers shoot, kill man who hit police dog with a hammerAuthorities shot and killed a man who hit a Northern California police dog with a hammer and then swung the tool at an officer.

 

An Incomplete Victory in Kobani

 

Mom charged with murder after dead baby found in recycling

 

Nigeria's Sharia police arrest 12 over 'gay wedding'

 

No retrial for Detroit policeman who shot child: prosecutorProsecutors will not seek a third trial for a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping child during a raid on a house in 2010, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said on Wednesday.

 

Sydney siege inquest: Police gunfire killed hostage Katrina Dawson
The start of an inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has heard that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bullets.

 

Why is Apple sitting on $142bn?

 

Teacher's daughter witnessed father's fatal stabbing, records show

 

E. coli scare in Winnipeg leads to water boil advisoryThe Canadian city of Winnipeg is under a water boil advisory after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

 

'Wicked storm': Blizzard slams New England with heavy snow
Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

 

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Tale of Tiger's tooth: 'Dude ... caught me square' on mouth"Not a lot of brown dudes at ski races, OK?" he said with a laugh, as cameras clicked at his smile.

 

In battle against Islamic State, Iraqi tribal chiefs plead for more U.S. aid
The meeting in the Virginia home of retired Gen. John Allen, President Barack Obama’s special envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS), was like a "Band of Brothers" reunion of old soldiers.

 

New Greek premier repudiates EU line on Russia sanctions

 

French court stops child from being named Nutella
Nutella is commonly found in French households

 

Baga survivors haunted by horror of Boko Haram massacresLying on his side, Moussa Zira shows the gaping wound where the bullet entered his thigh the night Boko Haram came to his village near the now devastated northern Nigerian town of Baga.

 

Blood for sale: India's illegal 'red market'
In a crowded alleyway sandwiched between the wards of a large government hospital in New Delhi, we're searching for a blood tout.

 

Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killedLibya hotel attack

 

Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian townKurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding villages still held by the militants, activists and officials said.

 

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi ArabiaFor first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

 

Distant exoplanet hosts giant ring systemAstronomers say they have discovered a planet with a gigantic ring system that is 200 times larger than that around Saturn.

 

Thousands displaced by Boko Haram flood Nigeria cityThousands of people fleeing the latest Boko Haram violence have poured into the embattled Nigerian city of Maiduguri, putting pressure on camps for the displaced as rescue workers try to cope with the influx.

 

Mexico insists 43 students are deadMexico's attorney general says he can prove what happened to 43 students who disappeared in the southern state of Guerrero in September.

 

 

 

 

 

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In battle against Islamic State, Iraqi tribal chiefs plead for more U.S. aid

Futility... that act of "Pointless Actions"...

The meeting in the Virginia home of retired Gen. John Allen, President Barack Obama’s special envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS), was like a "Band of Brothers" reunion of old soldiers.

The Bush Administrations residual affects of an illegal and an ill advised war continues to negatively affect Iraq and the entire Middle East.

America was wrong to invade Iraq, and every American Citizen ought to feel a sense of ownership of the current conditions that exist in Iraq and until the American Citizens take action to right a horrid wrong by holding the entire first Bush Administration accountable,

the American Eagle will never reach the heights of

Honorable Clouds.

Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey

must take action against their own cancerous citizens whom they have allowed to destroy their nations from the inside, and have destroyed the Muslim Name around the world.

It is a act of "Futility" for any nation other than a Muslim Nation to take actions within the walls of Muslim Nations,

just as it's American's responsibility to clean the halls of congress for their poor judgment and their unwillingness to act for justice.

 

ASKFMB


Katty Kay: US political process 'not working'

Democracy, A Concept, Managed by Human Beings

The United States is a country founded on the ideal of freedom and equality, values later underlined by key historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King.

Systems, Ideas, Process or Concepts

are all inanimate.

The actual living

Systems, Ideas, Process or Concepts

are brought to life thru the acts and actions of the human beings, and when the human beings who are the managers or representatives of these systems or concepts,

act in a flawed or corrupt manner,

then the

Systems, Ideas, Process or Concepts

reflect the life characteristicS of corrupt or flawed.

The solution to having and maintaining good

Systems, Ideas, Processes or Concepts

is removing the flawed managers and representatives at every level.

 

ASKFMB


When High Achievers Have No Place to Go

Diversity Missed due to Closed Mindedness

Rosario’s experience is part of a disturbing demographic shift at CUNY, one that has been under the public radar for the last decade and a half.Diversity in a working or living environment brings

Diversity in the perspective of the environment.

Limiting an environment to one, two, or three perspectives

Limits the number of possible directional approaches.

America, the Melting Pot of people whom all come to this nation to be valued in a way that no other nation can provide,

often find that in America,

if your not of a specific race, you will find yourself bouncing off boundaries that move with each level of education and each level of experience that you attain.

Diversity is lost due to the moving walls  of controls that ensure that only one or two perspectives are allowed at the table and it is that limiting of controls that limits

America's true potential explosion of ideas that could lead to America blowing the world's nations out of the water because of the many quality and valid options posed by the many

diverse perspectives.

Two Perspectives is what America Lives In

when there is possibly,

50 other perspectives not being allowed at the table.

 

ASKFMB


Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Air Marshal Whistleblower

Finally, a win for "Telling the Truth"

Robert McLeanWhistle Blowers have continued to reap benefits of their willingness to come forward with the true facts with

"Reprimands, Retribution, Retaliation & Removal"

and if ever doubt that as being a fact,

tell the truth on what is really taking place in your working environment and you shortly find out.

In every industry in the American Society, the "snitch" becomes the victim and those in the seats of authority actually find themselves gaining accolades when attacking those who would out failure in leadership.

It's always nice to hear about a rare win.

 

ASKFMB


Leaked video gives glimpse into Saudi beheadings

Saudi Woman BeheadedThe Barbaric & In-Human Punishment of

Physically Beheading

If you are a human being and you believe that the physical beheading of a person is an acceptable form of legitimate punishment,

then I entirely disagree with you.

There isn't a time in human existence that ought to have allowed or accepted the physical act of beheading a human being.

The Physical act of beheading can only be used to inflict psychological  fear in the hearts of any group of people.

There isn't a nation on earth that ought to be beheading any of its citizens to inflict psychological fear in the consciousness of its citizens in the 21st Century.

It's time to take real actions to express true disagreement with any nation that would chop off the head of any human being as a form of punishment.

 

ASKFMB

 

 

A win for Paterno? Proposed NCAA deal could restore Penn State victories

Rapes Ignored by Penn State..., Now.., a repreive for Penn State

A reminder of what caused Penn State to be appropriately punished:

Joe Paterno*  Prosecutors in Sandusky case present new, graphic details

*  Alleged victim says he screamed in vain for help during Sandusky incident

*  Former Penn State coach charged with sexual abuse, maintains innocence

*  Paterno: I wish I had done more

Poor decisions by those who were in positions of authority,

positions to protect the boys, and those in

positions to report the rapes,

Jerry Sanduskydid nothing, and they're lack of actions allowed the rapes to continue, and for that reason, Penn State was appropriately punished.

Now, once again, business as usual has the good old boys,

coming to the rescue of other good old boys by removing the necessary punishments that were determined as "soft".

Joe Paterno did nothing and that is why the Penn State's Wins were removed, and now, the punishments are being removed

in what I assess as a

Unconscionable Travesty.

Every Rape Victim consciousness is being

Re - Raped

 

ASKFMB


Albuquerque police charged in homeless killing

Years after the shooting, and finally, Officers are being charged

Two police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face charges for killing a homeless camper, their lawyers say.

Video of James Boyd being shot by police officers made it obvious that the homeless man was murdered in a unreasonable shooting of a man who wasn't posing any physical threat to the officers, but,

why does it take almost 2 years for charges to be assigned?

Have you ever wondered why a person desire to become a police officer?

Have you ever wondered who are those that choose to become police officers?

Here are two facts regarding those who choose the profession of police officers.

1.  Very few college grads choose the profession of police officers.

2.  A large majority of those who choose the profession of police officers have no formal education above a high school graduation.

These two facts ought to speak volumes.

 

ASKFMB


Idaho State University Cancels Order For 11 AR-15 Rifles

Military Weapons Purchase Decision reflects poor judgment

AR-15

When a college leaders decide to purchase military weapons to defend it's campus, then you are observing the degree to which poor judgment that runs an institution of higher learning, can reach.

Why are college tuition prices rising?

When poor leadership is proven by poor decision making,

conclude that all the flaws and all the issues regarding today's issues with college campuses is the result of the wrong people

In Charge.

Examples:

Hidden Rapes, Protection of Sports Athletes, Paying Coaches $Millions and Paying Professions thousands,

Under Age Drinking, etc..

AR-15 RIFLE.... REALLY

 

ASKFMB


Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry

The Obvious Ignored for at least a Century

Sheriff's officials convicted of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails have been testifying before a grand jury as prosecutors set their sights on the highest echelons of the department, according to sources familiar with the probe.

Leadership in any system is, in fact, responsible for all the flaws associated with the behavior of the lower ranking workers.

The lack of accountability at the top ensures that any system,

any program and any entity, will continue to peform flawedly.

To allow higher ranking officers, or even the top ranking officer, in any police department, to go unwounded when a lower ranking police officer's flawed actions continue over time

is a direct reflection on the lack of accountability that reflect

corruption, conflict of interest, and

good old boy network of protectionism.

 

ASKFMB


Mohammed holds 'Je suis Charlie' sign in new Charlie Hebdo

Cartoon causing mass murder signifies the degree of ignorance

Individual ignorance, Individual sociopath mind set,

Individual Criminal Activity

I am charlie cartoon withy Muhamad

are the labels that I would assess with respect to any person who would opt to kill someone because of a

CARTOON OR EPITAPH.

A Religious belief does not authorize or justify an act or action of mass murder because someone posted a cartoon picture of any religious leader, or any cartoon that demeans any god.

We condone criminal behavior when we choose to opt not to challenge the ignorance in those who would kill because of a picture.

We become the victim when we choose not to chastise the radical minded people who would attack others because of a picture.

Adults and rational people don't murder because of a picture,

the criminal does and that criminal should be in

JAIL.

 

ASKFMB


 

Holder: 'Highest levels' at DOJ to decide Petraeus fate

Good Old Boy Protectionism at work

The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, The New York Times reported Friday

It doesn't take a grand jury or a brain surgeon to determine whether or not a person allowed unauthorized people to view classified files in their hands.

David Petraeus, either allowed his side peace to view classified files or he did not, no ambiguity there at all, but,

when Senator Dianne Feinstein comes to his defense by suggesting that David Petraeus has paid enough by losing his job as a system of punishment for allowing his side peace to view classified documents, then the wheels of protecting friends, as apposed to,

allowing justice to take place

becomes the action that ensures non accountability equal to acts and actions by the lower level military ranks whom would have been long ago placed in jail.

 

ASKFMB


'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

American Racist History, a vicious reminder of "Hate"

Selma Screen shot

The further that America travels away from it's historic past of racism running rampant in all aspects of the African American Lives, condoned by a systemic simple society of whites who were either with the racist whom carried out barbaric atrocities

or those who were not with the racist,

said nothing when known acts of terror took place.

Yet, as we grow away from America's hidden racist past,

we draw that much closer to the melting pot of a mixed race society that will guarantee that no 1 race

will ever dominate the American Population ever again.

The Closer we get to equal racial numbers,

the more freedom that we have to expose the

true American past of brutal racism that have laid

under the surface of the American Consciousness,

waiting to be exposed like a lie waiting to be unveiled.

Now,

the world communicates all things in real time

and since the American News Conglomerates and the American Movie Makers have refuse to expose the truth about

the American History of Racial Brutality against

African Americans for centuries,

the sting of the new exposure of the truth about Black Abuse

will not be buffered by tid bits of information leaking

out and waiting to be validated.

Selma was an American Event,

and there are literally thousands of instances of Selma type occurrences in the well hidden American Past.

Welcome World,

prepare yourself to fed with a fire hose of information about what the

American Hypocrisy Truly Is.

SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME

has been the lives that blacks lived for the past 150 Years.

 

ASKFMB


Buffalo Bills hire Rex Ryan as head coach

Rex Ryan... Over Rated and proven inept

REX RYANI'm completely baffled by the great interest in

Rex Ryan as a NFL Coach.

I've observed his team's progress, or lack there of, for the past 3 years, and I don't have to be a millionaire or an famous personality to conclude that Rex Ryan sucked for the past 3 years... as the coach of the NY Jets, to the extent that the Jets only won 1 game more than Tampa Bay.

Yet, there is the great rush to give this "coordinator" at best,

a head coaching job.

Truly Amazing.

 I guess that explains how the NFL Commissioner got away with Lying & Incompetence, meaning, brain matter isn't required to lead an NFL Team or the entirety of the NFL.

Buffalo is a mirror image of the Jets in terms of their offensive production and here we have the failed Rex Ryan heading back into the same situation that he was fired from.

Buffalo deserves what it's getting.

You  have got to be outside of your mind to hire

Rex Ryan as a NFL Coach.

Here's my recommendation for the Raiders....

"MIKE SINGLETARY"

 

ASKFMB


Two anti-torture protesters arrested at Dick Cheney's house

Action is mandatory... to address the illegal Torture that took place

Two protesters were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday after 20 demonstrators, some in orange prison jumpsuits, walked onto his property to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison.Until America take action to address the known and validated illegal actions of Torture, we as a nation, will remain in the disposition of a "Unjust Nation".

We preach to the world, yet we act contrary to the things that we say.

The only way to prove that America is the example,

is by being the example.

It is the citizens that must act in America because those who are in positions to take action are in fact, in elected seats,

or in appointed positions of legal authority...

refusing to do their jobs primarily because they are the ones who agreed with the Bush Administration's acts of

illegal torture.

America's House of Representatives have failed as a collective body,

to actively investigate the past known illegal activities of the

 Bush admin, and now that the world knows,

it is apparent that the citizens of America who must take a stance to

do something.

We cannot allow our flawed leaders to police themselves, thus,

we must remove them and place fresh bodies in the seats of authority to re-establish moral authority to the American Seats of Leadership.

 

ASKFMB

 

changed 1/14

 

What would life be

without the ability to

give love?

 

As a human being,

the gift of consciousness

is above and beyond

the greatest gift of all.

Consciousness

gives us the ability to receive information, decipher information,

analyze information

and reach a conclusion based on the information associated

to the subject at hand.

Love

is the Consciousness of the Heart

, in that, it receives signals

from the body,

the mind and the heart,

and based on that information

provided by the bodies

3 physical sensors,

the consciousness concludes

for the physical being,

that a connection to th

e heart’s consciousness

rates the feeling of

love”.


A positive response to the conclusion

of the consciousness is

Love”.

To Love

another human being

is a inner sensation that surpasses

any and all other humanly bodily

functions or capabilities.

However,

equally to the immenseness of the euphoric sensations of true love is

the opposite side of the same coin

, which is,

the pain of lost love

or

the loosing of love for one.

The sensation of physical pain

is generally controllable in life

or

understandable that there will be a short term conclusion to the physical pain,

but when it comes to the

consciousness of love

and the associating possible pain

of the results of a hurtful love,,,

the pain isn’t measurable,

isn’t controllable,

isn’t describable,

isn’t physical,,,

it is within the consciousness

that this pain exist and there ain’t no medicine for that.


Consciousness of Love

becomes torcher and torment

on a life level

that no medication can address.

The best and only known method

of addressing the conscious’s

fall from love is to

disassociate one’s physical association from the entity that caused

the damage to the conscious

of ones love.

Time and distance

is the only resolution to the damaged conscious heart.

Not understanding this

will cause the ignorant to continue

to suffer as long as he or she

does not allow the conscious heart

to heal via distance and time.

The length of time necessary

to allow for complete healing

differs for each person and

for each instance.

Know your heart,

know your consciousness,

know how long to heal

and life will be good under all instances

of a damaged consciousness.

Time & Distance is the Key.


Learning to master the

consciousness of love

allows for the purity of the

conscious heart,

the willingness to share it

without boundaries,

the ability to absorb inflicted pain

from others and the strength

to be willing to take pain

and not reciprocate,

the ability to be who and

what you are each day,

every day and everywhere.

The Consciousness

is where the art of forgiving

and asking for forgiveness dwells.

Imagine

if you didn’t have any consciousness,,,

you would not be able to love,

give love,

or be loved.

Having consciousness allows us all

to love.

Felton M Batiste jr.
Father’s Day 6/20/2010

 

Added 6/23/2012

The Fear

of falling in love

is the residual affect of a past

that created a memory of being

damaged by a selfish

or

inconsiderate lover.

Understand... Love is

"giving from within,

giving without want"

and to fear these two human consciousness is the act of ensuring that

any possible desire to be

in great love

becomes an inevitable ending of pain.

100% giving of ones consciousness is,

the act of giving pure love,

and by doing so,

conscientious satisfaction in the relationship is ensured,

to the extent, that even if the relationship ends painfully,

the knowing that your love was true, ensures that you walked away from the relationship without any conscientious burdens of guilt

resulting from questioning

if you are bound to any cause of the

ended relationship.

Therefore,

if your not willing to give 100%

of your consciousness,

then the relationship can only be

that of

"friends".

The Wonderful thing about being in love,
"you can do it over

and over

and over

again"

If you learn the technique of

not fearing the pain

that may occur at the end

of a relationship,

due to your understanding that

Time & Distance

will eventually heal the heart

so that it can give

100% love again.

 

Read The Writing

 

Words that cause the ocean's of your heart to roar.
Keep these writings coming by
Donating something even if its is penny
.

 

 

Words from the Heart

reaches inside the consciousness

 


 

ASK FMB QUOTE OF THE WEEK

 

My World of knowledge
is
as great as
I create
or
as small as
I allow

 

 

Harold Thomas

Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police 12/25

 

Having Great Character is required when among many that are flawed

 

Non Whites employed in a historically white working environment is extremely challenging.

 

Out of the 200 plus employees that are all part of the lower ranked personnel, 185 of them are white, and
your immediate supervisor,
the lower level manager,
the manager of the department,
the human resource manager,
CEO & CFO,
are all white.

If your particular working environment is a male testosterone driven environment, such as a police department, there is no doubt that a racist foundation exist, and the challenge for the non white employee is to maneuvered the working environment without having to hear, view or experience any
comment, written document, or email,
that you would construe as
"racist".

 

The focus for those who are not white, is to maintain your poise, and stay within the rules and parameters that are set forth by the system that you work in.

White Men don't realize that their behavior is unacceptable because no one in the chain of command is other than then white, thus,
the enforcement of professionalism is lax at best.

Thus, the challenge for any black police officer attempting to exist in a predominantly white police force that has 100 years of pureness...
is to act with the best of behavior in any and all circumstances, and be willing to practice what you expect.

 

The Few Blacks in these types of working environment... must purposely,
act like the purest and
most professional employee on the force
because you will have to complain against
racism, bigotry, abusiveness, un professionalism,
cheating, stealing, perjury, collusion
,
and other acts that,
if not immediately reported,
will draw you down...
and within the flawed behavior
of those who will eventually take advantage
of your lack of convictions.

 

Leadership in Management
Must Act

 

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A South Carolina judge on Wednesday took the unusual step of vacating the 1944 conviction of a black 14-year-old boy, the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century, saying he did not receive a fair trial in the murders of two white girls.

South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in 1944

 

14 Years Old, accused of Murder, and no one helped him 12/19

 

The Innocence of the heart of a 14 year old Black Boy living in a time where, as a Black Male Youth, being a victim of a racist act or action is a day to day possibility with the results, in many cases, lead to severe beatings, whipped until flesh separated, and even being lynched.

 

The Horrors of the realization of daily life for a 14 year old black boy in America during these times allowed his eyes to witness his parent's kowtowing in fear when they are threatened by a white man who references the act and actions of the midnight visit by
himself and friends while cloaked in a
white hoods and white gowns.

 

The American Reality of 1944

 

70 years later, after finally being exonerated for a crime that George Stinney Jr. could not have possibly complete, his soul is released by the same system of justice that sent him to the execution chair.

 

To Little and Far To Late

 

If George Stinney Jr., at the age of 14, were alive today,
he would be able to walk the streets of his neighborhood not fearing the possibility of falling victim to an American Racist,
drunk and sticking of alcohol, chasing him thru the streets with impunity, with a bat in his hands with the pure intentions of beating him to death simply because George Stinney Jr. is a young black kid who happen to be walking down a street.

 

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The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris reports on the publication of a provocative new book which depicts France as an Islamicised country where universities are compelled to teach the Koran, women are made to wear the veil and polygamy is lawful.

Terror attack at Paris magazine leaves 12 dead; gunmen escape 1/7/15

 

Condoning the flawed mind

is the lack of action

by friends and family

 

The Flawed Mind of an individual is a dangerous mind that can unleash great harm to others.

In every nation on this small planet,
there exist those among the citizens of every nation,
who believe that their perspective of things,
is the right perspective.

 

These few flawed minds choose to impose their perspective on others in the form of harsh opinions,
in the form of physical threats,
and in the form of
death and destruction,
if and when they believe that death and destruction is necessary.

The Radical Muslim,
The Extremist in Germany,
The Anti Immigration believer in every nation
The Anti Catholic
The Anti Jewish
The Racist in the U.S.,

all have a common behavior that negatively affect all or a specific group of citizens in the nation to which they call home.

There is no such thing as
"I didn't know", or "I didn't think",
after a mass murder has taken place.

There is no excuse that can be construed as acceptable when a man loses his daughter to a mass attack.

 

There is no justification for acts and actions
by the flawed minded family member or friend,
when a child loses his parents
as the result of a
radical minded person's attack.

 

It is the responsibility of every individual
to act immediately
in any, and all circumstances
of flawed behavior in the person
that sits beside you,
for when you choose not to control
the flawed minded individual,
you condone that person's
perspective.

 

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Coach K: Didn't live up to standards

In a stunning announcement, Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been C.L. Browndisciplined, at least publicly, all season.


"Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program," coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a release. "It is a privilege to represent Duke University and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."

 

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In a pointed and poignant statement about his recent failed alcohol test, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon stated: "I am not a drug addict; I am not an alcoholic ..." Gordon's first-person letter was posted on a website called Medium. Josh GordenHe directs it to his critics, especially Charles Barkley, and ESPN analysts Stephen A. Smith and Cris Carter, all of whom have expressed serious concern for Gordon's future and well-being, with Barkley saying Gordon's actions could lead to a premature death.

Gordon continued on the offensive at the end of his letter with a message for his critics who said his life would end badly if he maintained a reckless lifestyle.

 

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Klay Thompson nets NBA-record 37-point quarter, finishes with 52

 

Klay ThompsonA OAKLAND, Calif. -- The sellout crowd chanted Klay Thompson's name. Both benches stood, equally stunned at what was taking place. Thompson's teammates continued to get him the ball -- and he just kept shooting. "They just kept wanting to see the show," Thompson said. "That's what they kept telling me."

"I was one of the luckiest NBA players ever to play with Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, David Robinson and some of the greatest players ever," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "As many spectacular things as Michael did, which he did nightly, I never saw him do that."

 

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Ernie Banks dies at age 83

Ernie Banks"Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

"Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball. He was one of the greatest players of all time," Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Cubs, said in a statement released by the team. "He was a pioneer in the major leagues. And more importantly, he was the warmest and most sincere person I've ever known.

 

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NFL 'deflate-gate': Brady and Belichick deny any involvement

Bill BellichickNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have denied knowledge of a plan to intentionally deflate balls during the win that sent them to the Super Bowl.

The NFL is continuing to investigate claims 11 balls were deflated in the rain-hit 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game.

"I have never talked to anyone about football air pressure," Belichick said.

Brady said: "I didn't alter the balls in any way."

 

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Robert Allenby Allegedly Kidnapped, Beaten, Robbed While in Hawaii for Sony Open

Attackers allegedly kidnapped, beat and robbed professional golfer Robert Allenby on Friday night in Honolulu.

Allenby's caddie, Mick Middlemo, told Golf Channel's Steve Sands that Allenby was in a wine bar near Waikiki with Middlemo and another friend. ... Neither Middlemo nor the unidentified friend was with the Aussie at the time of the alleged kidnapping.

Allenby sustained significant facial injuries and was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, cash and credit cards, according to Middlemo.

Middlemo added that the assailants dropped Allenby off in a park more than six miles from the bar from which they kidnapped him. A retired military veteran recovered Allenby and dropped him off at the hotel where he was staying.

 

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Joe Paterno is now winningest coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child Joe Paternomolestation scandal, and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school Friday, weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace. The new deal also directs a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and resolves that lawsuit.

The NCAA's board of governors approved the settlement, association spokesman Bob Williams said. The Penn State board approved it Friday afternoon.

 

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Brady being dogged"I have no knowledge of anything," Brady, a three-time Super Bowl winner, said. "I was as surprised as anybody when I heard Monday morning that this happened."

"I wouldn't believe that. Quarterbacks, again, they're so particular about the footballs they throw in these football games. It's kind of like your Starbucks order. Some quarterbacks like footballs that are worn in. Some like them inflated. Some like them deflated," he said.

"I did not believe what Tom had to say," former Packers, New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars player Brunell said on ESPN. "Those balls were deflated. Somebody had to do it.

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Raymond Matthew ZimmermanCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday.

 

In a dramatic escape Friday night, 17-year-old Raymond Matthew Zimmerman was seen running away from the Springfield Regional Medical Center wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and no shoes, police said.

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Rang-R"at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI and the US Marshals, have been stocking up on radars for the past two years.

The product they use is called Range-R (pictured above) manufactured by L-3 Communications, which is powerful enough to detect movement and even breathing within 50 feet, even behind one-foot thick walls of concrete.

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Venezuelans demonstrate against President Maduro

Venezuelans demonstrateThousands of Venezuelans have attended an opposition march in Caracas, blaming government policies for the country's worsening economic crisis.

 

Saturday's march was the first attempt by the opposition in months to revive the protest movement that rocked the country last year. Many banged empty pots, in reference to the shortage of many staple foods.

 

Riot police blocked the demonstrators' access to the city centre, but there were no major clashes. Opposition politician Maria Corina Machado said Mr Maduro "must step aside now, so the Venezuelan people can stand united again".


 

Boko Haram frees 192 people held in NE Nigeria

Boko LeaderKano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram has released nearly 200 hostages, most of them women, who were kidnapped from a village in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe, a community leader and a military source told AFP Saturday. Related Stories Boko Haram survivor told not to search for children, 'we killed them' AFP Boko Haram frees hostages as Chad enters regional fight AFP Boko Haram suspected after girl, 10, blows herself up in NE Nigeria AFP Escape from Boko Haram:

'I kept stepping on dead bodies' AFP Boko Haram kidnaps at least 60 in deadly Cameroon attack AFP A total of 192 people were released on Friday from two Islamist enclaves, where they had been kept since a January 6 raid on Katarko, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the state capital Damaturu.


 

Pro-Russian rebels attack key port; Ukraine says at least 30 dead

Ukraine Conflict againKIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union's foreign policy chief to warn of a further "grave deterioration" in EU-Russian relations.

Mariupol's city administration said the rebels had killed at least 30 people and injured 83 others by firing rockets from long-range GRAD missile systems.

The city of 500,000, on the Sea of Azov, is vital for eastern Ukraine's steel and grain exports and straddles the coastal route from the Russian border to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula in southern Ukraine seized by Russia last March.

President Petro Poroshenko, pledging to protect Ukrainian territory, said he would convene an emergency meeting of his country's security council on Sunday.

"Today an offensive was launched on Mariupol. This will be the best possible monument to all our dead," Russia's RIA news agency quoted rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko as saying at a memorial ceremony in the separatist-held city of Donetsk.


 

Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself

Jonathon WalkerNEW YORK (AP) — In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said. "What I did, I cannot come back from," Jonathon Walker told his brother by phone soon afterward, police said. And Walker did not come back — police said he killed himself in his car on a desolate street a few miles away, ending a burst of violence that stunned relatives who said the family hadn't shown signs of trouble.

 

How an ISIS Beheading Might Change Japan

Haruna YukawaA video released on Islamic State-affiliated Twitter accounts show the apparent beheading of Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old Japanese citizen who had been held captive by ISIS forces since last August. Yukawa's death hasn't been independently verified, but the Japanese government said it believes the video to be authentic. The beheading came days after ISIS demanded Japan pay a $200 million ransom to free Yukawa and Kenji Goto, a 47-year-old journalist and fellow captive. The Japanese government had pledged to free the hostages, but said it would not "bow to terrorism."

 

Even Fox News is outraged at Boehner and Netanyahu's plan to undermine Obama

NetanyahuFox News is not exactly known as an ally of the Obama administration, especially when it comes to disputes between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, or disputes between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"I agree 100 percent," Wallace said when Smith read a quote from Indyk criticizing the Boehner-Netanyahu maneuver.


 

Klay Thompson nets NBA-record 37-point quarter, finishes with 52

Klay ThompsonOAKLAND, Calif. -- The sellout crowd chanted Klay Thompson's name. Both benches stood, equally stunned at what was taking place. Thompson's teammates continued to get him the ball -- and he just kept shooting. "They just kept wanting to see the show," Thompson said. "That's what they kept telling me." Thompson set a league record for the most points in a quarter Friday night, a thrilling 37-point third period that powered the Golden State Warriors to a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

 

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at 83

Ernie BanksErnie Banks, the man whose Hall of Fame baseball career was defined by his passion and energy – and was only surpassed by his kindness and loyalty, died on Friday. He was 83. A family spokesman confirmed the news late Friday evening. Few details were made available, but it was announced that a news conference will be held at noon CST on Sunday in Chicago. Known the world over as "Mr. Cub," Banks broke in on Chicago's North Side in 1953 and never left.

Mark Carney: Technology firms' tax bills 'very small'

Mark Carney The governor of the Bank of England has said powerful technology firms are among those who take advantage of international tax deals.

Mark Carney said: "The amount of tax that's actually paid by technology companies is very small relative to the returns."

He was speaking at a BBC-hosted debate at the World Economic Forum, in Davos. Tackling tax avoidance is high on the agenda of several organisations at the moment, including the G20 and EC.

"We should recognise, actually, some of the firms which take most advantage of international tax rules are technology companies," Mr Carney said.


 

#BBCTrending: Is Winnipeg Canada's most racist city?

Racism in CanadaThe mayor of Winnipeg was surrounded by indigenous people as he spoke to the press Thursday - the same day his city was declared the most racist in Canada.

"Winnipeg has a responsibility right now to turn this ship around and change the way we all relate - aboriginal and non-aboriginal, Canadians alike from coast to coast to coast. … To do so, we have to shine a light on the problem we do have in Winnipeg, and the problem we share with communities across this nation, because without the light, we can't see what we're fighting."

 

 

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