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Marc Martin Knowingly Violates Tennessee Law In Campaign

For most of my life, Jackie Matheny was the Sheriff of Warren County. This year, however, there will "be a new Sheriff in town" as the old saying goes. Marc Martin is one of the candidates. This is not an endorsement, because I can not endorse a candidate who knowingly breaks the law from the start, especially if their position is to be to uphold the law.

When I noticed that Marc Martin was using deputies in many of his campaign videos and photos, I decided to do the right thing and point out that it was against the law to do so:

Just wanted to point out you might want to pull any pictures of deputies (or other public employees) publicly campaigning for you. Technically it's a violation of the TCA. I'm sure this was not done purposefully, but still a good idea.

this was clarified in a TN AG opinion from 2006:


Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 38-8-351, no employee of a sheriff’s office who is a “law enforcement officer” may campaign for the sheriff or any other candidate for public office while on duty. Whether other employees may engage in these activities while on duty would depend on applicable private acts and the personnel policy or other policies adopted in the particular county.

Wed 1:32am

I notice that you still have the pictures on the page.

"No employee of the sheriff's office shall make any public endorsement of any candidate in any campaign for elected office. "

It said that as your campaign you hold no one above the law. Does that include yourself?

FYI, Facebook tells me when a message has been seen, regardless though ignorance of the law is not a defense. But I'm sure you knew that already.

I might point out the fact that in all cases, even well after midnight the messages were nearly instantly "seen" but to this day have not been responded to. Mr. Martin says his position is that no one should be held above the law. Evidently, this does not include Marc Martin and his deputies. To me, that's a frightening prospect. A lawless law enforcement force that holds others to standards it won't hold itself to is no good for anyone (but itself perhaps).

Equally disturbing is Martin's "bedside manner" as per a mother from Warren County. She went to school with Mr. Martin and tells me how she was personally threatened with arrest when she asked for information on her daughter's missing person's report. She never received an apology from Martin for that harrowing experience she was put through. She had reported a juvenile missing person on Wednesday for her 15-year-old daughter.

FBI leak:Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.

The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Prosecutors want to know whether that violated federal campaign finance laws, and any conversation with Mr. Trump about those payments would be of keen interest to them.

The recording’s existence appears to undercut the Trump campaign’s denial of any knowledge of payments to the model. It further draws Mr. Trump into questions about tactics he and his associates used to keep aspects of his personal and business life a secret. And it highlights the potential legal and political danger that Mr. Cohen represents to Mr. Trump. Once the keeper of many of Mr. Trump’s secrets, Mr. Cohen is now seen as increasingly willing to consider cooperating with prosecutors.

The former model, Karen McDougal, says she began a nearly yearlong affair with Mr. Trump in 2006, shortly after Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. Ms. McDougal sold her story for $150,000 to The National Enquirer, which was supportive of Mr. Trump, during the final months of the presidential campaign, but the tabloid sat on the story, which kept it from becoming public. The practice, known as “catch and kill,” effectively silenced Ms. McDougal for the remainder of the campaign.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, confirmed in a telephone conversation on Friday that Mr. Trump had discussed payments to Ms. McDougal with Mr. Cohen in person on the recording. He said that it was less than two minutes long and that Mr. Trump did not know he was being recorded, and he claimed that the president had done nothing wrong.

“Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance,” Mr. Giuliani said. The recording cuts off, according to three people familiar with it, and it is not clear how the discussion ended.

Alt-right exposes Guardians of Galaxy3 director James Gunn's pedo tweets,Disney fires

Disney has fired writer-director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a right-wing media personality resurfaced a series of offensive tweets Gunn made, in many cases from 2009 and 2010. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

As noted by Polygon, conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich — perhaps best known as one of the most active promoters of the fake “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory — began resurfacing some of Gunn’s old tweets, some going back nearly a decade. In the tweets, Gunn makes a number of jokes about pedophilia and molestation. In Pizzagate, right-wing media personalities like Cernovich pushed the idea that Hillary Clinton and other members of Democratic leadership were running a child-molestation ring out of a pizzeria in Washington, DC. They promoted the absurd theory so fiercely that eventually a man who bought into Cernovich’s rhetoric opened fire in the restaurant with an assault rifle.

While Gunn’s jokes are by no means appropriate, nor the kind of thing that family-friendly Disney would want to be associated with, Cernovich’s assertion that they prove Gunn is himself part of a pedophilia ring seem just as absurd as the Pizzagate accusations. Anyone who has followed Gunn’s career knows that the filmmaker started in the world of low-budget, exploitation cinema, writing schlocky movies like Tromeo and Juliet before eventually climbing his way into the Hollywood studio system, where he wrote films like Scooby-Doo before finally breaking into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Offensive, shocking humor was one of the filmmaker’s trademarks early in his career, something he acknowledged in an apology posted to Twitter on June 19th:

Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.

2. It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.

3. In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies.

4. For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out. I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it.

5. Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today. Love you to you all.

This isn’t the first time the filmmaker’s sense of humor has led to outrage and concern. A 2011 blog post, “The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With,” received harsh criticism for being both homophobic and sexist.

Florida - Gunman Who Fatally Shot Man During Parking Dispute Will Not Be Charged (Video)

A parking lot shooting ended in the death of a man in Clearwater, Florida after a dispute at a restaurant. Pinellas County Sheriff said the man captured in surveillance video being shoved to the ground before shooting his attacker will not be charged under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.

"I don't make the law. I enforce the law," Gualtieri said during a news conference Friday. "The law in the state of Florida today is that people have a right to stand their ground and have a right to defend themselves when they believe that they are in harm." While the sheriff's office has declined to charge the man the case will still be sent to the state attorney's office for review.

Related coverage: Florida - Gas Station Owner Arrested For Shooting Beer-Runner (Video)

Sheriff Gualtieri added, "This will go to the state attorney. Drejka will not be charged [and] will not be arrested by us. The state attorney will review it and either he’ll concur or not. And, if he concurs, then there’ll be no charge. Period. If he doesn’t concur, then he’ll make a determination as to what to do with it. And, if he feels like he can overcome that heavy burden at a Stand Your Ground hearing of proving by clear and convincing evidence that Drejka was not entitled to use force in this circumstance, then that’s the state attorney’s determination to make."

This is a good decision on the part of the sheriff because unlike in the UK where you are required by law to be a victim and not fight back when assaulted, Florida allows people to defend themselves when they believe they are in harm's way. If more people stood their ground there would be fewer assaults and violent crimes because criminals would know their victims will fight back if threatened.

Gualtieri said the incident took place around 3:28 p.m. Thursday and started when Britany Jacobs, 24, was sitting in her car in a handicapped parking space outside a Circle A food store. Jacob's boyfriend Markeis McGlockton, 28, and their son Markeis McGlockton Jr., 5, entered the store. While they were in the store, Jacobs was confronted by Michael Drejka, 47, who got into an argument with her over where she was parked.

Florida - Man Dies After Eating Fresh Oysters in Restaurant

A man who ordered raw oysters at a Florida restaurant had no clue it would prove to be a fatal decision. Health officials said the man died after contracting an infection from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

4 people charged after severely malnourished Oklahoma teen found living with cows & eating twigs

MEEKER, Okla. – Officials say an Oklahoma teenager was close to death after suffering from severe malnutrition.

A 15-year-old boy was found starving and on the brink of death, authorities said

He weighed just 80 pounds and was living in a barn with farm animals

He ate sticks, leaves and grass to survive, while the animals were well-fed

The boy's father, stepmother and two brothers were arrested

Doctors said the boy would only have lived days longer if he hadn't been found

Lincoln County First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter told the Shawnee News-Star that the 15-year-old boy was found at a home near Meeker after a concerned passerby noticed something wasn’t right.

“We’re incredibly thankful that someone called…they literally saved this child’s life,” Panter told the newspaper. “He could have died and been buried on that property and no one would have ever known.”

Investigators say the teen weighed just 80 pounds and was not being fed. Instead, he was forced to eat twigs and grass, even though the family’s home was fully stocked with food.

Affidavits say that he would have likely been dead within a week.

In addition to being malnourished, the teen also had several broken bones and shotgun pellets still in his legs.

The teen told investigators his father had shot him in the leg with a shotgun, according to the Oklahoman. The Shawnee News-Star reported that the boy had shotgun pellets in his leg and had broken bones.

Australia - ANZ CEO Apologizes To Employee Interrogated Over Her Rape

Saturday Elliott wrote on Twitter, "I apologise. This is wrong & not acceptable. We were not aware of our external NY lawyers [sic] strategy & should have been. We have instructed them that this is not to be used during trial & and [sic] I will apologise to the complainant personally." His apology came after it was revealed that the bank's legal team forced a former employee to recount details of her sexual assault.

The employee's sexual assault occurred when she was at college years earlier and she was required to state whether she had any sexually transmitted diseases. The interrogation occurred last year during a deposition in relation to the former senior ANZ trader's claim she was subject to sexual and racial harassment while employed at ANZ bank in New York. Elliott elaborated on the situation on Twitter stating the line of questioning was conducted by people "acting in his interests".

Clinton Body Count Series: #6. Anthony Bourdain - Suicide or Murder?

Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny, quoted by the New York Times, said that Bourdain’s behavior in the days leading up to his death,“ leads us to suspect that not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act.”

Despite having documented battles in the past with heroin and crack cocaine, when asked about toxicology testing, de Rocquiqny said, “This is to give the family more information about the motivations and the cause of death. We have no indication that he was consuming alcohol the days before his death or changed his behavior.”

“The case is closed. There is no indication of any involvement by a third person, and we’re ready to give the body to his family.”

Case closed. No need to test a former heroin and crack cocaine addict to see if he was under the influence when he spontaneously decided to hang himself. Ruled a suicide and broadcasted to the world within hours before any kind of investigation or autopsy was even performed?

India - Woman Burned Alive For Marrying Outside Of Caste

A woman in India paid the ultimate price for her decision to marry a man outside her caste. The 19-year-old woman was allegedly burned to death by her father in a Madhya Pradesh village on Friday morning. Police are saying they suspect the case to be an honor killing. What kind of honor is there in killing a teenage girl?

PSNI open probe into claim of internal data leak to loyalist paramilitaries

The Irish News reported that information, which contained emails and passwords belonging to both businesses and private citizens, was given to loyalists by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force.The Irish News said it has seen files that show the information of the citizens and businesses concerned, but would not be making any of the details public.

It is not known why the PSNI was gathering information on the people whose information was shared.

Rothschild’s Ex-Wife Found Dead, Hanging from Doorknob at Home Read more at: http://www.neonnettle

>Annabelle Neilson dies aged 49-years-old - police say death is 'not suspicious'

The ex-wife of elite banker Nataniel Rothschild has been found dead at her home in Chelsea, London.49-year-old Annabelle Neilson's body was discovered hanging from a doorknob in the bathroom of her $4.1 million mansion on Thursday, but news of her sudden and tragic death has only just been made public.Police have yet to confirm the cause of her death, and haven't ruled out drug or alcohol use, but say they are "not treating it as suspicious."

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A Face Worth Dying For: Texas Tweaker Arrested after Meth Mail to Murderer

After the employee pulled a photograph out of the envelope, she could see a clear package with what appeared to be a white powdery substance inside, that law enforcement later say tested positive for the illicit narcotic methamphetamine.

The name and address on the package were also nearly illegible, with the initials “RTS” drawn onto it.

The card had originated from within the prison and was mailed to Russell from Burkett, who made an effort to disguise the drugs inside the photograph and send back to the prison as if the mail hadn't been received or went to the wrong address.

Prison authorities would later question Burkett, who denied any knowledge of either shipping a letter with narcotics inside to Russell or asking her to send him any narcotics in return.

Stanley Kubrick, Lee Harvey And Why I'm An Apollo 11 Skeptic

Today is the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, humanity's first and only manned expedition to the moon. That is, if we ever made it there at all, of course. At the risk of getting punched by Buzz Aldrin, I've got to use this historic occasion to vent a bit about my skepticism. Now please realize, I'm not saying I necessarily don't have faith that we landed on the moon. I'm an Apollo agnostic, as it were. I'm a Skeptic, not a Denier.

One thing you have to realize about the era in which we made this extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unreplicated venture is the historical milieu that serves as it's backdrop. It was the Cold War era and the rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union went far beyond military might and economic systems. Some have argued that from Trotsky on the majority of

Communists had already realized attempting a violent overthrow of the world was impractical.

The arms race was more of a stalemate that had to be kept up on both ends. How much good does "x times more overkill" really matter in a realistic sense. So you've got enough megatonnage to blow up the entire world more times, the minute you follow through what's the result? A world blown up several times over I'd suppose.

Meanwhile, both the Soviets and the CIA had done their best to spirit away the brightest scientific minds of the Nazi war machine firing off an overarching science race. Equally important, however, is the Cultural Cold War. Academics like Frances Stonor Saunders have revealed the mystifying origins of American Expressionist art. The CIA, through fronts like the Committee for Cultural Freedom (CCF) and the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations basically propped up artists like Jackson Pollock, as well as certain literary and art journals, museums and cultural critics who made sure these artists were lauded. That's right, Jackson Pollock's genius ability to drip paint may only be famous because of a group of spooks and elitist billionaires thought it was the best way to win the "Cultural Cold War."

Muslim Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors slain by Maga negro in store robbery

Muslim Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors slain by Maga negro in store robbery

At one point, Ali is seen putting his hands up, appearing not to put up any fight.

Shortly after, the man takes money from the register and leaves.

But according to deputies, the suspect returned shortly after and shot Ali, yelling:'make america great again'.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A family member told CBS Miami the suspect got away with around $500 in cash.

"I can't believe this. It happened during a robbery in his own store," friend Joaquin Nieves remarked to the station.

He says it was just a week ago that he told Ali to be careful when working by himself at the store, saying he shouldn't trust anyone.

"I was helping him move some furniture for his wife and I was telling Ali be careful – people are watching, you know," he said.

Ali's loved ones and neighbors are all on high alert. His closest friends hope the community can help find a killer.

"Please, anyone knows anything tell them speak up," said Nieves. "Tears me apart, I hope somebody seen something somebody call the cops please let's stop the violence."

"He deserves to get whatever he gets, I don't care what he is, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Haitian, I don't care, he needs to go to jail," Nieves said of the gunman.

Mother who "obliterated" her son's genitals and beat him to death gets 40 years in prison

A woman who beat her 2-year-old son to death after the boy wet his bed was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in federal prison.

Katrina Shangreaux, 30, had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing her son, Kylen Shangreaux, at their home in Porcupine two years ago.

She admitted assaulting the toddler multiple times, including with a studded belt. She also threw him to the ground, kicked him in the abdomen and head, and bit him several times. An autopsy found the child died of blunt force trauma.

Kylen had 111 distinct external injuries, and about 70 percent of his body had been covered in bruises, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins said at the Rapid City sentencing Tuesday afternoon. The boy also had broken ribs, bleeding in his abdomen and brain, and what looked to be cigarette burns on his head.

“The most shocking was the damage that she did to his scrotum,” Collins said, explaining that the boy’s privates had been torn and practically obliterated from Katrina’s beating.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken was told Katrina called 911 after her son had already been dead for about three hours. Katrina had admitted cleaning up the boy and the crime scene with the help of her mother before police and medics arrived. After Kylen was pronounced dead, she went to White Clay, Neb., then Rapid City.

Just weeks after he graduated from high school, a California wrestler lost his college scholarship

Just weeks after he graduated from high school, a California wrestler lost his college scholarship when video surfaced of him yelling a homophobic slur at a Modesto protest.

Bronson Harmon, 18, an Oakdale High School graduate, had intended to wrestle at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

The athletic scholarship was revoked after video surfaced of Harmon yelling a homophobic slur and making an obscene gesture during a June 30 rally in Modesto to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies concerning families.

Harmon and his father were allegedly also involved in a physical altercation at the same event, which led to a formal complaint against the teen being filed with the Modesto Police Department, according to police spokeswoman Sharon Bear.

Cal Poly Athletic Director Don Oberhelman declined to comment on the reason Harmon’s scholarship was revoked, only saying the university was aware of the video before the athletic department made the decision.

In an interview Tuesday with the Tribune, Harmon implied that the slur was the reason. “Saying what I said is definitely not the right thing. I am supposed to be there to help the community be the best person I can be and represent the college the best way I can,” he said. “But I still feel like my freedom of speech was taken away, and I don’t think my scholarship should have been revoked over something like that.”

4th Reich to rise:Merkel no longer rely on US to impose world order,Germany must ₕₑᵢₗ

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to home into its own hands.

“We can’t rely on the superpower of the United States,” Merkel told a news conference in Berlin.

So, if the US abdicates it’s role as a world power and walks away from its defense obligations under NATO, It's likely that the EU or individual countries will pursue or expand nuclear weapons programs…. ₕₑᵢₗ!

Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns

Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1.

The settlement ends a multi-year legal battle that started when Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a post-left anarchist, posted plans for a 3-D printed handgun he called "The Liberator" in 2013.

The single-shot pistol was made almost entirely out of of ABS plastic – the same stuff they make Lego bricks out of – that could be made on a 3-D printer. The only metal parts were the firing pin and a piece of metal included to comply with the Undetectable Firearms Act.

The US State Department told Wilson and his non-profit group Defense Distributed to take down the plans. It said the plans could violate International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which regulate the export of defense materials, services and technical data.

n essence, officials said someone in another country – a country the US doesn't sell weapons to – could download the material and make their own gun.

Wilson complied, but said the files already had been downloaded a million times.

He sued the federal government in 2015.

The settlement, which is dated June 29, says that Wilson and Defense Distributed can publish plans, files and 3-D drawings in any form and exempts them from the export restrictions. The government also agreed to pay almost $40,000 of Wilson's legal fees and to refund some registration fees.

One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American

It is no longer in dispute that Peter Strzok held animus for Donald Trump, who was a subject of his Russia probe, or that he openly discussed using the powers of his office to “stop” Trumpfrom becoming president. The only question is whether any official acts he took in the Russia collusion probe were driven by those sentiments.

For those of you with goldfish attention spans, there are just five words, among the thousands of suggestive texts Page and Strzok exchanged, that you should read.

Strzok: There’s no big there there

May 19, 2017

The date of the text long has intrigued investigators: It is two days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump and the Russia campaign.

Since the text was turned over to Congress, investigators wondered whether it referred to the evidence against the Trump campaign.

This month, they finally got the chance to ask. Strzok declined to say — but Page, during a closed-door interview with lawmakers, confirmed in the most pained and contorted way that the message in fact referred to the quality of the Russia case, according to multiple eyewitnesses.

The admission is deeply consequential. It means Rosenstein unleashed the most awesome powers of a special counsel to investigate an allegation that the key FBI officials, driving the investigation for 10 months beforehand, did not think was “there.”

So the FBI agents who helped drive the Russia collusion narrative — as well as Rosenstein’s decision to appoint Mueller — apparently knew all along that the evidence was going to lead to “nothing” and, yet, they proceeded because they thought there was still a possibility of impeachment.

Impeachment is a political outcome. The only logical conclusion, then, that congressional investigators can make is that political bias led these agents to press an investigation forward to achieve the political outcome of impeachment, even though their professional training told them it had “no big there there.”

And that, by definition, is political bias in action.

Texas - Woman Kidnaps Boy, 11, From Park Then Drugs, Rapes, Trafficks Him

An 11-year-old child was just playing in a San Antonio park when a 35-year-old woman and a male companion kidnapped him, took him to an apartment where he was drugged, sexually assaulted then the kidnappers tried to sell him for more.

FOX: "Putin eats Trump's lunch in Helsinki -- This is no way to win against Russia"

"For a sitting U.S. president to say publicly that he believes a foreign leader over his own intelligence team is shocking and admonishable. At a time when our democracy faces grave threats, it is deeply troubling that the president would side with the very country who attacked us…"

At their joint press conference, President Putin was calculated and in control. Conversely, President Trump seemed to lack authority, praising Putin when he should have been condemning him, and ceding opportunities to confront Putin on his most egregious actions of the past decade – including meddling in the 2016 election and the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014.

During Putin and Trump’s prepared remarks, it was rather obvious who had led the discussion. While President Putin laid out a clear framework for advancing Russian interests within the context of U.S.-Russia relations, Trump appeared to have had little plan, alternating between vague promises of improving our relationship with Russia and spending too much time on U.S. domestic affairs, notably the 2016 presidential election. Instead of holding Putin accountable for his election interference, he referenced his defeat of Hillary Clinton."

ICE Needs Public's Help to Takedown MS-13 Child Sex Trafficking Ringleader "Chilango"

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency is now asking the general public for their assistance in taking down MS-13 gang member Ramon Raudel Campos Murillo, who law enforcement claims is the ringleader in an interstate child-sex trafficking operation.

10-year-old Somali girl dies after her mother mutilates her genitals

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world’s highest rate of the practice.

The girl died in a hospital on Monday, two days after her mother took her to a traditional circumciser in a remote village outside Dhusamareb town in central Galmudug state, Hawa Aden Mohamed with the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development said in a statement.

“The circumciser is suspected to cut an important vein in the course of the operation,” Mohamed said.

About 98 percent of women and girls in the Horn of Africa nation undergo female genital mutilation, according to the United Nations. While Somalia’s constitution prohibits the practice, Mohamed said no laws have been enacted to ensure that those who perform the circumcisions are punished.

Lawmakers are “afraid of losing their political clout among the all-powerful conservative traditional and religious groups bent at retaining the practice,” she said.

Health workers have warned against the risks of the practice which in most cases the external genitalia is removed and the vagina is sewn almost closed.

Despite campaigns in Somalia against the practice it is “clouded in secrecy, so reducing it has been a massive challenge,” said Brendan Wynne with the New York-based Donor Direct Action, which connects women’s activists worldwide.

Over 200 million women and girls in 30 countries across three continents have experienced genital mutilation, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said earlier this year, calling it a “gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.”

The U.N. Population Fund projects that the estimated 3.9 million girls subjected to genital cutting every year will rise to 4.6 million by 2030 due to expected population growth unless urgent action is taken.

Trump sues Canada, EU, others at WTO for retaliating against tariffs

The United States is suing Canada and a host of other countries at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, firing the latest salvo in the President’s global trade war.

Mr. Trump’s trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, said on Monday that U.S. tariffs “are justified,” but the retaliation of other countries is “completely without justification.” The five parallel WTO complaints target Canada, the European Union, Mexico, China and Turkey.

“The actions taken by the President are wholly legitimate and fully justified as a matter of U.S. law and international trade rules,” Mr. Lighthizer said in a statement. “The United States will take all necessary actions to protect our interests.”

The WTO challenge comes as Mr. Trump considers putting a further 25-per-cent levy on all cars and trucks imported to the United States, a move that could throw hundreds of thousands of people out of work and devastate the heavily integrated continental auto industry.

Indian train passenger’s tweet saves 26 lolis from child traffickers

Adarsh Shrivastava was traveling on a train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Thursday morning when he noticed something suspicious — in his cabin was a large group of juvenile girls, many of whom were visibly distressed, all wearing adult makeup and revealing clothing and sucking elongated lolipops with bulbous heads.

Suspecting something untoward, Shrivastava pulled out his phone and tweeted at railway authorities to alert them to the situation.

The Ministry of Railways responded to the tweet a half hour later, tagging the Twitter account of railway police forces and asking them to take action

A few stops later, railway police in plainclothes boarded the train, rescued the 26 girls, and arrested two men, the Press Trust of India reported, citing railway officials.

The girls, believed to be aged between 10 and 14, struggled to provide details about their names or families. They were transferred to state child welfare authorities, who worked to identify the girls’ families and inform them of their whereabouts.

Anal assault prank: arrested for killing friend by blasting compressed air up rectum

The Ibaraki Prefecture Ryugasaki Police on Saturday arrested 34-year-old Yoshiyuki Yoshida for accidentally killing his 46-year-old co-worker Akio Ishimaru.

According to the police and other sources, Yoshida and the victim both worked at an industrial equipment manufacturing plant in Ibaraki Tsukuba City. At round 5pm on July 13, during a break, the two were apparently clowning around when Yoshida jokingly took an air compressor on the site and poked Ishimaru between the buttocks with it, injecting a blast of lethal wind deep into the victim’s body.

A few minutes later, Ishimaru begin to complain that he felt unwell. A colleague called emergency services, which dispatched an ambulance to the scene. Although Ishimaru was swiftly transported to hospital, he did not survive the indignity he had suffered.

Yoshida has confessed, and now faces charges of assault resulting in death. “I just did it as a prank,” Yoshida told police. “I didn’t think he could possibly die from that.”

According to a spokesman at the Ryugasaki Police Department, “It was a tragic accident but not the first of its kind. The air compressor was pushed up against the anus, over clothing, not directly into the cavity, and the release of the air into the body probably damaged the lungs, causing death. We are waiting for the results of an autopsy, which is still being scheduled.”

17 dead in Missouri duck boat sinking

The winds and the waves on Table Rock Lake near the Missouri tourist mecca of Branson were whipping up. A nice day on the water was rapidly deteriorating.

A storm that had raced across the Midwest earlier Thursday was rolling in with strong gusts that rocked the boats on the lake in southwestern Missouri.

One of them, an amphibious vessel known as a duck boat, made it to shore, ahead of another Ride the Ducks Branson craft carrying 31 people.

"We got out of it and made it to the ramp. And I turned around and watched the other boat nose-dive, and my heart dropped," passenger Kourtney Parker said.

Onlookers desperately tried to help as the duck boat began to sink in 40 feet of water. One group pulled an unconscious woman out of the water. An off-duty law enforcement officer dove into the choppy waters.

There were life jackets on the boat, but Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said he doesn't know whether people were wearing them.

Seventeen people, ranging in age from 1 to 70 years old, died. There were 11 members of one family on board – only two survived.

Investigators are now looking into questions about the accident, including the life jacket situation and what the crew knew about the incoming weather.

By late Friday morning, all 17 bodies had been recovered, US Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Tasha Sadowicz said.

The Coast Guard will conduct an investigation, said Sgt. Jason Pace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is assisting. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board was to travel to the scene Friday.

The NTSB, on Twitter, sought the public's help for photos or video of the sinking.

So even Fox thinks Trump is an idiot here

"Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Rips Trump For ‘Ridiculous’ Tweet Blaming U.S. For Poor Relations With Russia: ‘That’s Insulting’"

"“That’s by far the most ridiculous tweet of late,” Kilmeade said on Fox & Friends. “That is insulting to past administrations – he can’t be saying that going into the Russian summit.”"

“That’s by far the most ridiculous tweet of late,” Kilmeade said on Fox & Friends. “That is insulting to past administrations – he can’t be saying that going into the Russian summit.”

San Francisco is literally covered in shit - Loses Convention

>A major medical association has backed out of holding its annual 15,000-attendee convention in San Francisco after a 20-pound bag of feces was dumped on a sidewalk in the city last week.

>Chicago-based medical association’s decision to hold the convention elsewhere leaves San Francisco with a $40 million loss and the potential for even greater financial losses if other groups decide to follow suit.

>The New York Post reported: “Human waste-related complaints in San Francisco have skyrocketed 400 percent from 2008 to 2018, according to data from the city’s 311 system. In 2017 alone, more than 21,000 reports were received, due in part to the thousands of homeless people living throughout the city without regular access to restrooms.”

>Pelzer is a small business owner and Republican candidate for Congress who is running in the 36th congressional district against incumbent Democrat Raul Ruiz

>She said that every morning, her employees need to clean the feces and needles off the sidewalks in her town.

>Pelzer said San Francisco, which is Nancy “Pelosi’s backyard,” is at the epicenter of a “liberal agenda that is driving California down the path that it’s going. And Raul Ruiz, who I’m running against, is doing the exact same thing.”

Trump Admin to Crack Down on Soy

>FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the Trump administration is preparing to crack down on soy and almond products calling themselves “milk.”

>“An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess,” said Gottlieb, speaking at the Politico Pro Summit. Yet despite the Food and Drug Administration’s position on milk as a product of lactating animals, the dairy industry has been struggling as alternative sources gain popularity.

Soyboys, prepare to be placed in death camps.

Trump adviser Stephen Miller reportedly threw away $80 sushi after bartender gave him the finger

Miller's JEWISH family escaped death to the US. Now the little sociopath wants to prevent others from doing that.

"Miller grew up in a liberal-leaning Jewish family in Santa Monica, California.[16][17] He is the second of three children born to Michael D. Miller, a real estate investor, and Miriam (Glosser) Miller. His mother's family immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s from Belarus escaping the anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire (1903-1906).[18][19] When his family arrived in the United States, his great-grandmother only spoke Yiddish, the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. However, in spite of their poverty, as did most poor immigrants, most of the family learned English, worked hard and opened successful businesses in Pennsylvania —"the classic immigration success story".[20]"

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Fully 3D Printed Gun Review: The Liberator

But what does this gun feel like to shoot and could it explode? Wilson's first fully 3D-printed handgun fires a .380 caliber bullet. Wilson and his partner John created the gun and are calling it "the Liberator". The name is a homage to the cheap, one-shot pistols designed to be air-dropped by allies over France during its Nazi occupation during World War II. This Liberator isn't like its steel predecessor, Wilson's weapon is almost entirely made of plastic.

In fact, the Liberator is made from 16 pieces, 15 of which are plastic and created inside an $8,000 Stratasys Dimension SST 3D printer which he bought used. This 3D printer lays down threads of melted polymer that add up to precisely-shaped solid objects as it cools. Just like a traditional computer prints ink on a flat surface, a 3D printer virtually slices the object it will print into paper-thin sections inside its computer and then prints out those slices one at a time until they create a 3D object.

Los Angeles - Illegal Immigrants Throw Feces At Jewish Cafe, Media Silent

Immigrants flocking to California's sanctuary cities are pushing out local businesses using their ethnic and illegal status. The rising tensions and the rapidly gentrifying enclave in Los Angeles tried to impede on the constitutional rights of another individual seeking to open a new coffee shop. The illegals who populate the section of the city so the owner's support of President Donald Trump's immigration policy is justification for running him out of the neighborhood.

Protesters Thursday screamed and held signs at patrons in front of Asher Caffe & Lounge located at 945 S. Boyle Ave. in Boyle Heights. The area is a traditionally Jewish neighborhood that is now predominately Latinos and illegals. Israeli-born businessman Asher Shalom said, "So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee."

Breaking: Helicopter Crashes at Texas Renaissance Festival with Four On Board in Todd Hunter

There's breaking news coming out of the Texas Renaissance Festival fairgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas, where a helicopter with four people aboard has crashed.

UFO Caught On Video By Drone In Trollstigen Norway

A UFO was caught on video by a drone over Trollstigen, Norway or as some people are calling it, a "Fastwalker". The term "Fastwalker" is used by NORAD and branches of armed forces as slang for an unidentified aerial phenomenon that moves and changes direction at a speed so high it is beyond anything current aerospace technology is capable of.

New York - Hero Navy SEAL Michael P. Murphy Memorial Stone Vandalized

The memorial stone on the shore of Lake Ronkonkoma honoring national US hero Navy SEAL Michael P. Murphy was found vandalized and smashed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Mr Murphy, who saw his actions in combat immortalized in two major movies (‘Murph the protector’ in 2003 and the Hollywood blockbuster with Mark Wahlberg ‘Lone Survivor’ in 2013) posthumously received the Navy’s Medal of Honor.

The family of the Medal of Honor winner, who has now offered a cash reward for any information leading to the identification of the vandals who desecrated the monument, issued a statement: “The family is heartbroken by the damage to this beautiful monument to our son and the men of Operation Red Wings.”

“There were so many from the community who volunteered their labor, time and money to build Serenity Plaza.”

“It’s unfortunate that some devalue the service and sacrifice of our Veterans and Fallen Heroes by expressing their outrage or drunken fun through damage to a monument which honors us all as Americans through our Fallen Servicemen and Women. What a disgrace.”

2018 Press Freedom Index: Documenting the Decline of Democracy:US,sorry,Trump is anti-free press

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Rebecca Vincent, UK bureau director for Reporters Without Borders.

Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), recently launched its 2018 Press Freedom Index that chronicles the decline of press freedom worldwide. It shows that journalists are operating in increasingly hostile environments, whether it is in a war-torn countries like Syria and Yemen, under authoritarian rule in places like Russia and Turkey or even in the bastions of democracy like the US or Britain. While a handful of countries improved in ranking compared to the year before, the standard for press freedom has overall dropped, even among those ranking at the top.

This past year alone we have witnessed the assassinations of journalists in Europe, often viewed as the cradle of the free press. Investigative journalist Daphne Carauna Galizia was assassinated in Malta in October 2017; four months later, Ján Kuciak was shot dead alongside his girlfriend in Slovakia.

Political leaders across Europe have sought to undermine the legitimacy of journalism by lambasting reporting into corruption and human rights abuses as foreign propaganda. These same leaders have accused journalists of being liars who can’t be trusted while promoting their own state-sponsored media as the only trustworthy source of news. Citizens of these countries are losing access to honest, credible journalism, forced to rely on government mouthpieces instead.

While this growing animosity toward the press may be a new trend in Europe, it is not exclusive to it. The ascendency of Donald Trump in the US and his constant dismissal of a critical press as “fake news” has polarized the nation. Trust toward the press is dismally low, with people turning to actual fake news outlets as their main sources of information.

The Middle East continues to be the most dangerous region for journalists to work in, while China’s efforts to silence its independent media outlets have gained traction among other countries in the Asia Pacific region. The conditions for journalists, however, are improving in West and South Africa with the collapse of dictatorships and election of democratic leaders over the past year.

The RSF index is a reminder that the fall of democracies is not always immediate and caused by violent military coups. Instead, political freedom can deteriorate slowly over time. Just as press freedom is an attribute of democracy, its repression and censorship should be indicative of its decline, which threatens to dismantle the entire system.

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Rebecca Vincent, the UK bureau director for Reporters Without Borders, about the status of press freedom around the world.

Dina Yazdani: What is the RSF Press Freedom Index exactly?

Rebecca Vincent: Basically, it’s a way we assess the performance in terms of press freedom by 180 countries. We’ve been putting the index out since 2002, ranking and scoring these 180 countries. It’s compiled based on a series of questionnaires sent to a panel of experts in every country, so it’s a really data-driven process that takes a whole year to compile. This year the survey had 117 questions that were focused on seven different indicators that assessed the press freedom climate in any given country — pluralism, media independence, environment, self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency and abuses.

Yazdani: How does this year’s index compare to last year’s? What are some notable trends and surprises?

Vincent: Unfortunately, what we’re seeing year by year is a global decline in press freedom. It’s worth noting that the global score dropped significantly in 2016, and it hasn’t recovered since. You can see at a glance how countries compare to each other, but that’s not something that is immediately visible — which is that everyone is getting worse. Even among our top performers we’ve seen deterioration, which is really concerning. The top five this year are Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Switzerland. The bottom five — where we have not seen any movement in terms of relative rankings, but their scores got worse as well — are China, Syria, Turkmenistan, Eritrea and North Korea.

Missouri - Duck Boat Capsizing Kills 11, 5 Still Missing (Shock Video)

An amphibious vehicle called the 'Ride the Ducks' attraction capsized on a lake in Missouri Thursday later afternoon. Unfortunately, 11 of the 31 passengers died whilst 5 others are still missing. Some of the deceased are children.

The shocking footage which was recorded at the scene at Table Rock Lake, Stone County, just outside of Branson, Missouri, shows the moment the 'Ride the Ducks' amphibious vehicle is being lashed by giant waves before it is tilted to the side and starts to sink slowly into the lake.

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Chinese reboot Apartheid colonialism in Africa

>Chinese workers have essentially imposed an apartheid system on Kenyan workers at the SGR.

>“Racism is so real here. There is an unwritten rule of where you need to sit. You cannot just join the Chinese table,” according to one Kenyan worker. “You cannot board a van that drops us in the evening even if there’s only one Chinese on board. You will have to wait.”

>The Chinese are in the country to build the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), the largest infrastructure project in Kenya in the last half-century. It is one of the feature projects of “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR), Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s global project to get China to build railways, roads, and ports all around the world and later seize them, giving China control of nearly all the world’s transportation.

> the SGR “is eventually expected to connect Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Ethiopia to Mombasa so the Indian Ocean port can act as a gateway to East Africa for trade with China and other nations.”

>the invasion of Chinese workers into the country, raising serious concerns that Kenya’s immigration authorities have been compromised and are allowing the Chinese government to override all sorts of regulations.

>“Insiders said besides the official numbers that have applied for work permits, there are hundreds of others behind the walls working using tourist visas who fly back home every six months for a short break,

>Kenyan government is intimidating immigration officials out of keeping track of “tourists” illegally doing jobs that would have rightfully belonged to Kenyans, as “they fear being highlighted as those frustrating the project in what has seen the Chinese staff dubbed ‘untouchables’ among immigration officials.”

Putin Claims U.S. Intelligence Agents Funneled $400M Russian money To Clinton Campaign

Vladimir Putin made a bombshell claim during Monday's joint press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland, when the Russian President said some $400 million in illegally earned profits was funneled to the Clinton campaign by associates of American-born British financier Bill Browder - at one time the largest foreign portfolio investors in Russia. The scheme involved members of the U.S. intelligence community, said Putin, who he said "accompanied and guided these transactions."

Browder made billions in Russia during the 90's. In December, a Moscow court sentenced Browder in absentia to nine years in prison for tax fraud, while he was also found guilty of tax evasion in a separate 2013 case. Putin accused Browder's associates of illegally earning over than $1.5 billion without paying Russian taxes, before sending $400 million to Clinton.

After offering to allow special counsel Robert Mueller's team to come to Russia for their investigation - as long as there was a reciprocal arrangement for Russian intelligence to investigate in the U.S., Putin said this:

For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Well that’s their personal case.

It might have been legal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned was illegal. So we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions. So we have an interest in questioning them.

Trump: 'Not one' European country has been improved by mass immigration

President Trump doubled down on previous comments he made regarding the mass invasion of Europe, saying “not one” European country has been improved by a massive influx of shitskin animal mudslimes.

In an interview aired Tuesday, Trump told Fox that Europe’s culture was being destroyed by their loose border laws.

“The immigration policies in Europe are a disaster. (((You’re))) destroying Europe. You’re destroying the culture of Europe. The crime is up in those areas, and you better do something,” Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired Tuesday night

>Tucker: “Can you think of a place that has been improved by mass immigration or the movements of large numbers of refugees?”

>POTUS: “Not one…the immigration policies in Europe are a disaster, you’re destroying Europe, you’re destroying the culture”

NY She-beast Made False Rape Accusation Because Date saw her & was too scared to Take Her Home

A woman in upstate New York was charged with falsely reporting an incident after she allegedly accused a man of raping her because he wouldn’t give her a ride home.

Jessica R. Gallagher, a 27-year-old woman from Clyde, New York, was arrested on Sunday after she lied about being raped and abducted, according to deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman in upstate New York was charged with falsely reporting an incident after she allegedly accused a man of raping her because he wouldn’t give her a ride home.

Jessica R. Gallagher, a 27-year-old woman from Clyde, New York, was arrested on Sunday after she lied about being raped and abducted, according to deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports that Gallagher allegedly told police she was picked up by a man she didn’t know after talking with him through a dating app. After that, Gallagher apparently claimed, she was blindfolded, kidnapped, taken to an unknown residence in Wayne County and then forcibly raped.

According to detectives working the case, Gallagher wrote down her false statement but after further investigation, she ultimately admitted that her accusations and written statement were false. Police say Gallagher confessed to making up the story because the man refused to give her a ride home after their encounter.

Papa John’s Founder Regrets Resigning as Chairman

Papa John’s International Inc.’s founder John Schnatter regrets resigning as chairman after using a racial slur during a training session and believes the company’s board mishandled the situation by pushing him aside without an investigation, according to people familiar with his thinking.

The people, who asked not to be identified discussing private views, didn’t say what action Schnatter might take in response or whether he would ask to be restored to his post. Schnatter declined to comment. The Papa John’s board declined to comment, according to spokesman Peter Collins.

Emaciated teen living in barn was 'within a week of death'

Trump trash keep kid in barn…

"An emaciated Oklahoma teenager was “within a week of death” after he was found living in a barn, surviving on a diet of sticks, leaves and grass, authorities say.

Now four members of the teen's family are behind bars, on child neglect charges, Oklahoma City's FOX 25 reported.

The 15-year-old boy weighed 80 pounds when authorities found him last Thursday in the barn along with goats, rabbits and chickens following a tip from a concerned passerby, the Oklahoman reported."

A Chinese woman who poured ink over a Xi Jinping poster has been missing for 2 weeks, and her father

A Chinese woman has been missing for two weeks after posting a video of herself pouring black ink over a poster of President Xi Jinping.

Dong Yaoqiong posted the video of her protest on July 4 and hasn't been seen since. The original video was removed from her Twitter account, @feefeefly, but has been reposted by supporters.

Hot Texas cannibal Bitch bites off and eats hostess' nose when booze runs out

After a night at a local bar, Jessica Collins was at the home of a friend of a friend when she lost control at the after-party, police near Houston say.

The 41-year-old had never met her host before, according to CNN.

Now she’s been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury, according to court documents. Deputies with the Precinct Four Constable’s Office in Harris County arrested her early Friday morning after they say she bit a chunk of the woman’s nose off and swallowed it.

Collins was staying with the woman’s neighbor, according to KTRK. The three of them went out for the night Thursday, then returned to the victim’s home, the station reported.

While there, the victim told police that Collins demanded more drinks, and cigarettes.

When the woman told Collins to leave her home — that she was ready for the night to be over — Collins attacked her, police say. She accused Collins of yanking her to the ground by her hair and biting her nose, ripping off a large chunk of it with her teeth.

Then, Collins swallowed it, CNN reported.

“I didn’t have time to react, to push her away. I think I was trying to fight back, but I couldn’t. All I could remember was the taste of blood in my mouth,” the victim told KTRK. “I started calling my husband when I was in the ambulance. I was screaming, like, ‘I don’t have a nose. I’m 28 years old and I don’t have a nose anymore.’ ”

A friend of the victim’s has started a GoFundMe campaign for her medical expenses. Reconstructive plastic surgery will cost the woman $12,000, according to the campaign.

The victim, who is not being identified, is a mother of one with no health insurance, KTRK reported.

Collins has been released from the Harris County Jail on $1,000 bond, according to jail records.

Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies

A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks.

Investigators say Dr Denis Furtado carried out the procedure on Lilian Calixto at his home in Rio de Janeiro but she fell ill during the procedure.

Dr Furtado took her to a hospital where her condition worsened and she died some hours later, police said.

He then disappeared and a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Monsanto attempts to discredit new study that proves YET AGAIN that glyphosate is dangerous

Natural News) An international team of experts has concluded, based on the results of a comprehensive new animal study, that glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is highly toxic to humans – even at the very low doses that both Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claim are completely “safe.” Monsanto is trying to discredit the findings.

According to the research, exposure to relatively small doses of glyphosate directly interferes with normal sexual development. It also damages genes and disrupts the body’s delicate microbiome, which represents the community of beneficial bacteria that live inside the gut and help digest food, while also supporting a healthy and robust immune system.

Researchers administered to rats drinking water tainted with glyphosate at levels that the EPA has declared to be a “safe limit.” The team kept track of the rodents’ health from before their birth until their death – a well-designed format that allowed them to carefully study any potential adverse effects in a proper context.

After accounting for various outside factors that may have also influenced the rats’ health, the research team concluded that exposure to “safe” levels of glyphosate resulted in “significant and distinctive” changes to their internal bacterial compositions while still in the womb. The overall population of Lactobacillus in particular, a “friendly” bacteria, was significantly decreased in the rats as a result of glyphosate, while populations of “unfriendly” bacteria were observed to increase dramatically.

“Vaccine Spectrum Disorder” is sweeping the nation – is your child suffering from VSD?

(Natural News) Autism is on the rise and the statistics are skyrocketing. Back in 1990, less than 30 years ago, studies reveal there were roughly three autism cases per 10,000 children in the United States. Fast forward to this past Spring, 2018, when the CDC released new data revealing that one in every 59 American kids have some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with a much higher incident in boys than girls. What changed so drastically in less than three decades that autism cases went from three per 10,000 to 170 per 10,000? Currently more than 20 million people worldwide are diagnosed with some form of autism.

Let’s take a super close look at possible factors and eliminate the “smoke and mirrors” created to distract us from unmasking the truth about autism spectrum disorder, a conundrum wrapped inside a paradox and lost in a labyrinth that medical doctors aren’t allowed to question or solve, only medicate with chemicals that add to the issues.

First things first, no child has ever been reported born with autism spectrum disorder, so the “inherited” genetics theory should be tossed out the window immediately. Medical doctors love to blame parental genes so you won’t look for a cure, and so you will accept the condition as something permanent, requiring chemical medications for life. Autism signs and symptoms emerge between 12 and 18 months of age, and issues with brain development often increase during the second year of life, when symptoms and functional difficulties begin to include speech delay, problems paying attention, inappropriate social interaction, repetitive movements, tics, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors.

U.S. president calls Russian leader's denial of election meddling 'very powerful'

Russian President Vladimir Putin told a room full of U.S. and Russian reporters that he wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency in 2016 – and Trump said he believed Putin's denials of interfering in the race – in just two of the many revelations in a joint press conference that only fueled the spectacle of the Russia story.

'I have president Putin, he just said it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be,' Trump said, speaking to reporters about Russian election meddling as he stood side-by-side with the man U.S. intelligence says ordered it.

'So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,' Trump said after meeting with Putin in Helsinki in a controversial summit.

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Texas - Foster Care Runaway Denies Killing University of Texas Dance Major

The 20-year-old former foster care runaway on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 took to the stand and denied murdering the female victim.

Defense attorney Ariel Payan on Wednesday pointedly asked Meechaiel Criner: “Mick, did you kill Haruka Weiser?’ Criner replied: “No, Sir.”

The suspect even claimed that he had never seen the victim.

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Weiser, then an 18-year-old freshman student, dance major from Portland, Oregon, was just walking to her dormitory after leaving a rehearsal when someone just came up to her, strangled her and sexually assaulted her.

Criner was charged with capital murder for the gruesome killing of Weiser. He was then a 17-year-old foster care runaway. Prosecutors said items belonging to Weiser including her school backpack were found at places the runaway was then staying. Criner in his testimony claimed he only found said items from trash bins.

Swedish dentist fired for revealing that 80% of ‘child migrants’ are actually adults

A Swedish dentist has been fired and fined after revealing that 80% of migrant “children” referred to him turned out to be adults.

In a shocking discovery, Mr Bernt Herlitz, a dental hygienist from Gotland, in Sweden, found in 2016 that 80% of the “children” he was inspecting were in fact fully grown adults, determined from the fact their wisdom teeth were fully grown.

Herlitz shared this informatin with an immigration officer, who told him to file a report detailing his findings. However, as a result of Mr Herlitz exposing these lies, his employer decided to fire and fine him, under the dubious accusation of breaking “confidentiality”.

Mr Herlitz then decided to sue his employers, and won; but the Region of Gotland appealed to the highest court in Stockholm, hired one of the best lawyers in Sweden and was successful in “crushing” him, as he puts it. Mr Herlitz lost the case and was fined roughly 50,000 dollars.

Mr Herlitz stands by his decision, especially considering the epidemic of migrants who cross into Europe and lie about their age, posing as minors. Many migrants have received lenient punishments for their crimes due to lying about their age, whilst others have received more benefits as a result.

This Little-Known STD Could Become The "Next Superbug" Within A Decade

There’s a little-known sexually transmitted disease (STD) that’s on the rise – and could soon become a very big problem.

Sexual health experts warn that Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) has the potential to become a drug-resistant superbug within a matter of years.

Research by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) found that over 70 percent of sexual health experts said that if current practices do not change, MG will become resistant to first and second line antibiotics within a decade. Left unchecked, they say this could result in thousands of women each year at increased risk of infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease caused by MG.

As a result of these daunting statistics, BASHH have just released draft guidelines to help the public and health services deal with this impending crisis.

“MG is rapidly becoming the new superbug: it’s increasingly resistant to most of the antibiotics we use to treat chlamydia and changes its pattern of resistance during treatment so it's like trying to hit a moving target,” Dr Peter Greenhouse, sexual health consultant from the UK, said in a statement.

If you’ve never heard of MG, that’s not surprising. The infection was only discovered in the 1980s, yet scientists didn’t know until years later that it was actually transmitted via sex. This lack of awareness is also part of the problem; the new data suggests that just one in 10 sexual health clinics in the UK have the right kits to diagnose the infection.

World Cup: FIFA demand TV stations stop showing 'hot women' in the crowd

>WORLD Cup broadcasters have been ordered to stop singling out “hot women” in the crowds of football matches by FIFA.


>PUBLISHED: 09:59, Fri, Jul 13, 2018UPDATED:10:06,Fri, Jul 13, 2018

>Bosses have been monitoring World Cup airtime and say too much time has been spent on picking out attractive women rather than the action on the pitch.

>FIFA’s diversity boss, Ferderico Addiechi, vowed to tackle sexism at the football tournament and said broadcasters had been ordered to stop zooming in on “hot women”.

>Quizzed over whether it would b>ecome an official FIFA policy, Mr diechi said: “This is one of the activities we definitely will have in future - it’s a normal evolution.

>“We have done it on a case-by-case basis when some cases arose and they were pretty evident.”

For americans who didn't understand football here refer to soccer. Although I believe such restrictions are going to come everywhere even for official and unofficial cheerleaders.

It certainly deserve it's own thread on /s/

Colorado - Boy "Turning Into Stone" From Rare Condition Needs A Miracle

The debilitating disease is so rare that Jaiden's mother Natalie said her son is the only boy who has it in the world. "Right now, as far as we know, Jaiden is the only one in the world who has it," Natalie said in an interview with KDVR. "It actually started as a little spot on his right thigh, and now in five, six years it's gone down his legs (and) around his hips – it's kind of like a belt, he says."

With no known treatment for the extremely rare condition, Jaiden and his family are desperate for help and sadly it will take nothing short of a miracle to treat. Their last hope is to travel overseas to seek help in other countries that could have treatments not available in the U.S. "It gets hard after a while," Jaiden's mother said, noting that her boy is the only thing that keeps her going.

The Left Unhinged - Whoopi Goldberg to Jeanine Pirro: ‘Say Goodbye! I’m Done!’

“I’m not an ideologue,” Pirro explained to the table. “I have been in the crime business for over three decades. I think I said that before. I know a con when I see it.”

At this, the audience laughed, though Pirro didn’t seem to be in on the joke.

“You just said you’re not an ideologue. Do you think Donald Trump embraces and embodies conservative ideology?” Ana Navarro asked. “He used to have a different position on pro-choice. He is imposing tariffs. He’s against globalism. Do you think he’s an ideologue that is faithful to conservative policies?”

“I’m not here to talk about what Donald Trump is and isn’t,” Pirro protested, and over crosstalk, Whoopi Goldberg insisted that Pirro answer the question.

New Cryptocurrency "Susucoin" Seeks To Archive Free Speech Forever

The internet is something tangible in the sense that all of the data online and in the cloud is stored on hard drives of web servers across the globe, but it can be hacked and stolen or the hard drives destroyed. How can a society ensure that the spoken word will endure forever, much like being set in stone but in the digital world? What if free speech could be embedded into our money through cryptocurrency? Such a thing is becoming a reality through a cryptocurrency called Susucoin.

Susucoin seeks to provide a technology that is capable of providing a permanent text storage system. Anyone will be allowed to write thoughts freely on Susucoin. That may be a shopping list, something you'd like to remember, or some powerful philosophy or even quantum theory. Sound impossible? Well, it's creators say they are already building and have decided to embrace blockchain technology and integrate Susucoin into the 5ch anonymous community.

France - Scandal As President Macron’s Security Is Filmed Beating Protesters (Video)

Another week, another French scandal apparently. After riots in Nantes two weeks ago and sexual assault during the World Cup celebrations earlier this week, this time it is the security personnel to President Macron who are in trouble after they were identified in the French press as having beaten up protesters for no apparent reason.

A video that has been online since a few months is now being looked at with a closer eye after French prosecutors admitted that a man wearing a police helmet and beating up protesters during a Parisian 1 May rally was a member of the personal security team of the President, which would be a breach of his duties.

Kim Jong presses Tump's button again; Blew Off Mike Pompeo to Visit Potato Farm

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang last weekend, he was supposed to have a one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong-un. But the North Korean leader never showed up during Pompeo’s three-day visit. His top deputy, who took the meeting in Kim’s absence, said his boss was out of town without revealing what was more important than a sit-down with the top U.S. diplomat.

Turns out, potatoes were more important. On Tuesday, North Korean state media published several reports about Kim’s visit to a rural area near the Chinese border where he provided “field guidance” to potato farmers. The reports go into great detail about Kim’s visit to Samjiyon county, which included a stop at a potato farm and a factory where processed potato products are produced. Among other things, Kim told the farmers how important good-tasting potatoes are and counted the big trucks on the farm. “Looking round farm machines and tractors of the workteam, he acquainted himself with how many tractors it has and how it operates them,” KCNA reports.

Meanwhile, back in Pyongyang, the meetings between Pompeo and representatives of Kim’s governments were a disaster. Despite the secretary’s attempt to put a positive spin on the visit, as soon as he was out of the country, North Korea criticized his “unilateral and gangster-like” demands and called the talks “regrettable.”

Kim, meanwhile, appears to have had a great time inspecting spuds.

Inflation hits 6-year high, wiping out wage gains for the average American

Prices rose at their highest clip since 2012 over the past year, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

The 2.9 percent inflation for the twelve-month period ending in June is a sign of a growing economy, but it’s also a painful development for workers, whose tepid wage gains have failed to keep pace with the rising prices.

The cost of food, shelter and gas have all risen significantly in the past year. Gas skyrocketed more than 24 percent, rent for a primary residence jumped 3.6 percent and meals at restaurants and cafeterias rose 2.8 percent.

Prices have risen roughly at the same rate as wages, erasing any gains workers may have hoped to realize via bigger paychecks.

“While the labor market remains historically tight, the pace of U.S. inflation is now outpacing wage gains late in the business cycle,” said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM, an audit and advisory firm. “The U.S. is now ensnared in a three front trade war which will in the near to medium term result in higher prices.”

For workers, more pain may be coming, as economists are concerned that prices could rise further due to President Trumps tariffs on many foreign imports. Trump put a 20 tariff on foreign washing machines earlier this year, and the inflation report Thursday showed more than a 13 percent spike in laundry equipment over the same period last year.

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history, and your living in it

Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.

They are calling it the Meghalayan Age, the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide.

The International Chronostratigraphic Chart, the famous diagram depicting the timeline for Earth's history (seen on many classroom walls) will be updated.

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Image caption A portion of an Indian stalagmite that defines the beginning of the Meghalayan Age

It should be said, however, there is disquiet in the scientific community at the way the change has been introduced. Some researchers feel there has been insufficient discussion on the matter since the Meghalayan was first raised as an idea in a scholarly paper seven years ago.

Geologists divide up the 4.6-billion-year existence of Earth into slices of time.

Each slice corresponds to significant happenings - such as the break-up of continents, dramatic shifts in climate, and even the emergence of particular types of animals and plant life.

We currently live in what is called the Holocene Epoch, which reflects everything that has happened over the past 11,700 years - since a dramatic warming kicked us out of the last ice age. But the Holocene itself can be subdivided, according to the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).

It is the official keeper of geologic time and it proposed three stages be introduced to denote the epoch's upper, middle and lower phases.

These all record major climate events. The Meghalayan, the youngest stage, runs from 4,200 years ago to 1950. It began with a destructive drought, whose effects lasted two centuries, and severely disrupted civilisations in Egypt, Greece, Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yangtze River Valley.

It was likely triggered by shifts in ocean and atmospheric circulation.

The Meghalayan Age is unique among the many intervals of the geologic timescale in that its beginning coincides with a global cultural event produced by a global climatic event, says Stanley Finney, professor of geological sciences at Long Beach State University and Secretary-General of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), which ratified the ICS proposal.

The middle phase of the Holocene will be referred to as the Northgrippian, and runs from 8,300 years ago up to the start of the Meghalayan. The onset for this age was an abrupt cooling, attributed to vast volumes of freshwater from melting glaciers in Canada running into the North Atlantic and disrupting ocean currents.

The oldest phase of the Holocene - the exit from the ice age - will be known as the Greenlandian.

To win a classification, a slice of geological time generally has to reflect something whose effects were were global in extent, and be associated with a rock or sediment type that is clear and unambiguous.

For the famous boundary 66 million years ago that marks the switch in period from the Cretaceous to Tertiary, this "golden spike" is represented by traces in sediments of the element iridium. This was spread across the planet in the debris scattered by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

For the Meghalayan, the spike is epitomised in specific chemical signatures, the finest example of which can be seen in the layers of stalagmites on the floors of caves in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya.

Already the decision to discriminate ages within the Holocene has drawn fire from some scientists who believe the move is premature. They question whether some of the climate shifts used as anchors for the new ages were truly global in their impact.

Republicans endorse arming toddlers on Sacha Baron Cohen show

Republican politicians in the US have endorsed a gun programme where four-year-olds are trained to use military-grade weaponry on Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy series 'Who is America?'.

In Sunday's premiere, British actor Baron Cohen played the role of Israeli anti-terrorist expert Col Erran Morad and successfully convinced former congressman Joe Walsh, former Senator Trent Lott, California congressman Dana Rohrabacher and South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson to endorse "kinder-guardians".

"In America, there's this big problem of shootings in schools," Baron Cohen said.

"The NRA want to arm the teachers. This is crazy! You should be arming the children."

All four politicians bought into Baron Cohen's idea with Joe Walsh saying the programme: "introduces specially selected children, from 12 to four years old, to pistols, rifles, semi-automatics, and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars."

"In less than a month, a first-grader can become a first grenade-er."

Toddlers are pure, uncorrupted by fake news or homosexuality. They don't care if it's politically correct to shoot a mentally deranged gunman. They'll just do it.

Larry Pratt, Executive director of Gun Owners of America

TRump trusts Putin more than CIA, Fox news is appalled

Several Fox News anchors discovered on Monday that their love of Donald Trump has a limit: the president standing next to Vladimir Putin and declaring that when it comes to Russia’s 2016 election meddling, he trusts the dictator’s denial over the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community.

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto, appearing on Fox Business Network, said he was appalled that Trump was letting Putin “get away with it, not even offering a mild, a mild criticism.” He continued, “That’s what made his performance disgusting. Only way I feel. Not a right or left thing to me. It is wrong.”

Other personalities at the network echoed Cavuto, including Fox & Friends Weekend host Abby Huntsman, who tweeted, “No negotiation is worth throwing your own people and country under the bus.”

These stirrings of revolution at Trump’s favorite network were quickly squashed during Fox News prime time. On Fox Business, Lou Dobbs declared that Trump “handled himself perfectly,” and dubbed the bipartisan criticism of the meeting “stupid stuff.” Tucker Carlson and Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen dismissed the liberal outrage as “mob violence.”

Sean Hannity kicked off his show by explaining that everything you might have heard about Trump today was the opposite of the truth

But don’t just take Hannity’s word for it; he also guided Trump through a recap of the comments he made during his press conference with Putin, proving that Trump is every bit as deferential to the Russian president when he isn’t in his presence as when he is.

The Hannity interview, which was conducted immediately after Trump and Putin spoke to reporters, began and ended with Trump attacking the Russia probe, leaving the impression that it was one of the primary topics of his conversation with Putin.

Hannity started by complimenting Trump for going on a tirade about Hillary Clinton’s email servers during the presser. Trump responded by suggesting that we now know he and his team didn’t collude with Russia, and Moscow has no compromising information on him, simply because Putin said so:

TRUMP: Well, first of all [Putin] said there was no collusion whatsoever. I guess he said as strongly as you can say it They have no information on Trump.

It was an interesting statement, too. You know many years ago when I was there, what was it 13, 14, a long time ago, he said there were many, many businesspeople there. In all fairness, I was a very successful businessman, but I was one of a lot of people. And one thing you know, if they had it, it would have been out.

HANNITY: He said it was nonsense.

TRUMP: He said it’s nonsense, that’s right. And he also said there’s absolutely no collusion, which you know and everybody that watches your show knows, and I think most of the country knows, and Tucker [Carlson] standing right over there definitely knows because he gets it, he’s one of the people that get it.

Trump lamented that reporters keep asking about the mounting evidence of Russian election interference rather than issues of substance. Then he mused, apropos of nothing, “I thought that President Putin was very, very strong.”

Trump even said FBI agent Peter Strzok had probably met with Obama to plot against him, but that was overshadowed by Trump repeatedly suggesting that Americans should blindly accept whatever Putin has to say.

Even Hannity got in on it, saying of the kompromat Putin is said to have on Trump, “by the way, Putin confirmed today he didn’t have such information on you, apparently.”

Trump marveled that Putin was very familiar with Robert Mueller’s probe, and remarked that Putin has “been saying it makes him angry when he sees it” and was “incensed even talking about it.” (The implication being that Putin is very upset that he’s been wrongly accused.) Trump seemed very impressed with Putin’s offer to have Russian operatives start working on the Mueller probe.

Thai trap saving pedo guy who went in tight passages with Thai boys to sue Elon Musk

A British cave diver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from deep within a cave has said he is considering suing tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

In now-deleted tweets, Mr Musk had called Vern Unsworth a "pedo guy" after the cave expert ridiculed a mini-submarine built by Mr Musk for the rescue effort as a "PR stunt".

Mr Unsworth told reporters on Monday that he was considering legal action.

"It's not finished," he told Australian network Channel 7.

Thailand-based Mr Unsworth's knowledge of the cave complex is said to have played a key role in the rescue effort. He travelled into the caves in the first days after the boys went missing and helped bring in top international cave rescue experts for the mission.

Trump Criticises Secret Service,they arrest Soviet spy in NRA who helped him win

Russian woman charged with spying for Moscow by 'infiltrating' NRA

A Russian woman has been charged with spying for Moscow in the US by infiltrating the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an attempt to influence the Republican party and American politics.

Maria Butina, who purported to be a pro-gun activist, met American politicians and candidates to establish “back channels” and secretly reported back to the Kremlin through a high-level Russian official, according to the US justice department.

Prosecutors said in a statement that Butina, 29, had been “developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organisations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian federation”.

Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent within the US without notifying the attorney general. She was arrested on Sunday and appeared before a magistrate in Washington on Monday, officials said. In an affidavit, an FBI agent said investigators had searched Butina’s laptop computer and mobile phone.

The NRA did not respond to requests for comment.

The charges were unveiled hours after Donald Trump, on a stage with the Russian president Vladimir Putin, cast further doubt over the US intelligence establishment’s conclusion that Russia attacked the 2016 US election. “I don’t see any reason why it would,” Trump said at a joint press conference in Helsinki.

Pussy Pass: Woman Gets Probation for Hanging Toddler, Blames Everything on Husband


>A Minneapolis woman who operated a home day care was sentenced to 10 years' probation for hanging a toddler from a noose in the basement before fleeing in a vehicle and leaving a trail of mayhem, seriously injuring two people.

>Nataliia Karia, 43, pleaded guilty in February to attempted murder in connection with the hanging of the boy in November 2016 inside the home in the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue S. The 16-month-old survived after another parent dropping off their child intervened.

>Karia also admitted before Hennepin County District Judge Jay Quam to third-degree assault for striking a pedestrian, another driver and a bicyclist as she fled the scene in her minivan. She has been in custody since her string of offenses.

>After a two-hour hearing, Karia received the probationary sentence, with credit for the 20 months she served in jail. She must also follow court-ordered mental health treatment and electronic home monitoring for a minimum of two months. She will be able to live with her adult son, but may not have unsupervised contact with minors. Karia has three other children ages 2, 7 and 10.

>Defense attorney Brockton Hunter expressed relief on behalf of his client.

>"We came in here with our hearts in our throats," he said, adding that Karia will leave jail today or tomorrow, and wonders also when she will see her children again.

>Karia, who fought back tears and low sobs throughout the hearing, read a statement in Russian spelling out in great detail the abuses she alleges her husband inflicted upon her and her children since they arrived to the United States in 2006. She said he drove the family into financial ruin forced her to work and not seek medical attention for her mental problems.

>"I don't want to push this terrible crime onto my husband. I just want to explain what happened." she said. "Your Honor, my children need me… Give me a chance to resume a normal life."

>She closed with a promise to follow probation and added "I thank God nobody died."

>Prosecutor Christina Warren pushed for a term of nearly 13 years, raising doubts that Karia could be properly supervised outside of prison and receive the care she needs to restore her mental health. In deciding for probation rather than prison time, Quam agreed with the risk assessment by doctors that Karia had a low possibility to reoffend. He called her actions that they "the perfect storm of factors unlikely to ever be repeated." He called Karia's "one of the hardest cases I've ever had."

>"There are no easy answers here," he said.

>Police said a week after the boy was freed from the noose that the child was doing fine physically following hospitalization.

>Karia agreed to what is called a "straight plea," meaning there was no sentence agreed to by the prosecution and the defense.

>Prosecutors argued in a court filing this month that Karia should receive the presumptive guideline term of 12¾ years. With credit for the 20 months she has been in jail, Karia would serve just shy of 7½ years in prison and the balance on supervised release.

>Warren wrote that "instead of being the person most able and will to protect [the boy] from harm, she … left him hanging by a noose around his neck in her basement."

>Warren also challenged any claim of mental illness at the time, pointing out that she was stable and had symptoms pointing to nothing more than "a mood disorder."

>The defense argued for a sentence that would require no further incarceration. It points to several ways that Karia has already been punished including her lengthy jail stay since her arrest, loss of her child-care career, parental time with her son and three daughters, and a monetary loss exceeding $100,000.

>On the morning of Nov. 18, 2016, Joseph Sabir was dropping off his 3-year-old daughter at the home when Karia told him she had "done something bad," the charges against her read.

>Sabir said he heard a baby crying in the basement and ran downstairs to find the child hanging from a noose made of girls' tights tied to an overhead pipe. He grabbed the child and ran out of the house.

>Karia then fled in her minivan, rear-ending a car on W. 28th Street at Grand Avenue, shoving that car into another car.

>When the driver of the first car, 37-year-old Salvador Lema, got out to check for damage, Karia pulled into traffic and dragged him for 10 blocks. At W. 28th and Park Avenue, her van struck 29-year-old bicyclist Jacob Carrigan. He suffered broken bones and had to have a rod surgically implanted in his leg.

>Karia later struck another car driven by a pregnant woman before pulling over near the Park Avenue overpass above Interstate 94, where she was threatening to jump. Several passersby held her down until police could take her into custody.

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U.S. Born Journalist Living In Syria Sues To Be Taken Off America's Drone Strike List

A New York native working as a journalist in Syria says he is suing the U.S. government to be removed from the government's Drone Kill List. Darrell Lamont Phelps, who also goes by his Muslim name Bilal Abdul Kareem, grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He eventually converted to Islam and moved to Syria to be a reporter. In 2016, Kareem says he was the target of several attacks and he was tipped by a source that he was on America's infamous "Kill List".

North Korea Demands The South Return 12 Defectors

The North Korean media ramped up calls Friday for South Korea to return 12 restaurant workers who defected several years ago. The Northern outlet also said any delay in resolving the matter could have a potentially negative impact on the current talks between the North and South. The twelve North Korean defectors have been working at a restaurant in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo but immigrated to South Korea in April of 2016.

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The group's defection has been causing controversy due to claims that some of the women were tricked into coming to South Korea. Uriminzokkiri, the North's external propaganda website said, "If our female citizens' repatriation issue is not resolved as quickly as possible, it could serve as an obstacle not just to the planned reunions of separated families between the two Koreas but also to the overall inter-Korean relations."

Designated streets of San Francisco:16,015 complaints of shit on streets in last week alone

San Francisco’s fecal fiasco has the city in deep doo doo.

A website logging Baghdad by the Bay’s turd tornado has racked up 16,000 complaints in the last week.

As The Toronto Sun reported on Thursday, San Francisco is getting hammered with a slew of black eyes. A $40-million convention cancelled because attendees were scared.

Armies of the homeless and drug-addicted have turned the once beautiful city into a toilet.

Now, allows residents to ask for maintenance from the city government. It has received a whopping 16,015 complaints with the keyword “feces” in the last seven days.

Most refer to piles of poo scattered about in Paris for the politically correct now honeycombed with homeless encampments.

Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on video watching and personal hotspot usage, and the company will start charging extra for high-definition video over the cellular network.

The short version is that videos will be throttled to 480p (DVD quality) on all Comcast mobile plans unless you pay extra, while Comcast's "unlimited" plan will limit mobile hotspot speeds to 600kbps. Only customers who pay by the gigabyte will get full-speed tethering, but the cost would add up quickly as Comcast charges $12 for each gigabyte.

>Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on video watching and personal hotspot usage, and the company will start charging extra for high-definition video over the cellular network.

>The short version is that videos will be throttled to 480p (DVD quality) on all Comcast mobile plans unless you pay extra, while Comcast's "unlimited" plan will limit mobile hotspot speeds to 600kbps. Only customers who pay by the gigabyte will get full-speed tethering, but the cost would add up quickly as Comcast charges $12 for each gigabyte.

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

>AT&T is raising the base price of its DirecTV Now streaming service by $5 per month, despite promising in court that its acquisition of Time Warner Inc. would lower TV prices.

>Just two months ago, AT&T said in a court filing that buying Time Warner would allow it to lower TV prices. The US Department of Justice tried to stop the merger, arguing that it would raise prices for consumers, but a federal judge sided with AT&T. The merger was completed on June 15.

Mgm Resorts Sues More Than 1,000 Las Vegas Shooting Victims To Avoid Liability In Massacre

MGM Resorts International is suing more than 1,000 victims of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting in a bid to avoid any liability claims from the massacre, according to reports.

The owners of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where gunman Stephen Paddock positioned himself to repeatedly fire at the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival last October, said they could not be held responsible for the deaths and injuries resulting from the shooting, and all claims against them “must be dismissed,” reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

According to the complaints filed in Nevada and California, the company, which also owns the Route 91 Harvest festival location, took reasonable steps to ensure such an atrocity did not occur and that it has “no liability of any kind to defendants.”

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the company in the wake of last October’s shooting, which left 58 people dead and more than 850 injured.

Suits claim the company was negligent for not properly monitoring who was entering and leaving the building and allowing Paddock to take an arsenal of weapons and several thousand rounds of ammunition up to his hotel room before committing the attack.

Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several of the victims, described the lawsuits as a “blatant display of judge shopping” that “quite frankly verges on unethical.”

“I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” Eglet told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”

In a statement to 8 News Now, MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong said: “The unforeseeable events of October 1 affected thousands of people in Las Vegas and throughout North America.

“From the day of this tragedy, we have focused on the recovery of those impacted by the despicable act of one evil individual. While we expected the litigation that followed, we also feel strongly that victims and the community should be able to recover and find resolution in a timely manner.

“Congress provided that the Federal Courts were the correct place for such litigation relating to incidents of mass violence like this one where security services approved by the Department of Homeland Security were provided.

“The Federal Court is an appropriate venue for these cases and provides those affected with the opportunity for a timely resolution. Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing.”

#WalkAway founder abused by hate-filled left-wing bigots at a public camera store

(Natural News) There’s a new movement afoot encouraging Democrats to #WalkAway from the party of victimhood, and it’s got many liberals in a tizzy – especially since its founder is a homosexual hairdresser from New York.

Brandon Straka, who’s quickly gaining notoriety as a viral video sensation, recently experienced the ire of leaving the liberal plantation while trying to purchase new camera equipment. He was accused of being a member of the “alt-right” and refused service, all because of a video he put out explaining how the Democratic Party exploits its members while lying to them about their place in the world.

Women, minorities, and “people of color” are perpetual victims in a society that was constructed with their oppression in mind, Democrats are notorious for claiming. But none of this is true, Straka claims, as he prods others just like him – a former liberal – to leave the party and never look back.

“They will insist that you are a victim doomed to exist within a system that is rigged against you,” Straka states in his original #WalkAway video, which is spreading like wildfire.

“They manipulate your fears and concerns by telling you that you are disadvantaged, disempowered, and disposable … to everyone except them,” he adds.

Meximonkey Meth Madness: 13y/o Girl Beheaded by Cartel, Drug Dealing Illegal Alien Grandma Dead Too

OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.

The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza.

Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford testified about the details Aguilar, who was Mendoza’s live-in boyfriend, gave in a statement following his June 14 arrest.

I just left the preliminary hearing for Yoni Aguilar, one of the accused killers in the Madison County slayings of a grandma and 13-year-old. — Ashley Remkus (@aremkus1) July 12, 2018

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According to, Aguilar told detectives that Mendoza was involved with the Sinaloa cartel, considered to be the world’s most powerful drug trafficking organization.

Rutherford testified that the defendant told investigators that he, Palomino, Mendoza and a woman named Leticia Garcia traveled June 2 to Norcross, Georgia, where they picked up a quarter kilo of meth for the cartel. Along the way, something went wrong and Palomino became suspicious that Mendoza and Garcia, who was also tied to the cartel, might be setting him up, Aguilar said in his statement.

WAAY in Huntsville reported that Rutherford testified that sometime after the group returned to Huntsville, Palomino learned that Mendoza had removed the SIM card from her cellphone. He also found a text she sent during the drug run to Georgia, in which she asked an unknown woman to pick up her granddaughter, who was with Palomino’s wife, because she feared that she and her granddaughter were in danger.

Early on June 4, the men woke Mendoza at their Huntsville home and told her that they were taking her and Lopez, who had special needs, somewhere safe, reported. Rutherford testified that they were instead taken to Moon Cemetery, located about 15 miles southeast of the city in Owens Cross Roads.

Palomino and Mendoza argued in the cemetery about the drug deal and Palomino stabbed the grandmother multiple times, leaving her for dead, Aguilar told investigators.

Lopez, who witnessed her grandmother’s slaying, was taken to a wooded area about 2½ miles from the cemetery, where Aguilar said Palomino forced him to kill the girl.

Rutherford testified that Aguilar told investigators he was holding the knife when Palomino grabbed his arm and moved it back and forth in a “sawing motion,” with which the girl was beheaded.

Aguilar said he participated in the slayings out of fear.

“He said he was fearful of Israel,” Rutherford testified, according to

The men left the teen’s body where she was killed and stopped to clean Palomino’s car, the detective said.

Mendoza was reported missing two days later by worried relatives, WAFF in Huntsville reported last month. Lopez’s body was found the following day.

Madison County investigators released information describing the items the body was clothed in: red pajama pants with gingerbread men on them, as well as a pink undershirt and black tank top. The news release also indicated that the young victim had a cerebral shunt.

Lopez’s mother – who is also Mendoza’s daughter – showed up at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office a short time after the description was released and told investigators that the body might be that of her daughter, Sheriff’s Office officials said. Dental records provided a positive identification a week later.

Mendoza’s body was found at the cemetery June 15, after Aguilar gave his statement to investigators. She was also identified through dental records, Sheriff’s Office officials announced June 27.

Evil sick Sasha Baron Cohen disguises self as disabled solider and punks Sarah Palin

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday fired back at “Borat” star and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for disguising “himself as a disabled U.S. veteran, fake wheelchair and all” in an outlandish effort to trick her into an interview.

Palin called the move “evil” and “sick,” telling Good Morning America that she "literally and physically removed” her mic and ended the interview.

“It was supposed to be this big time Showtime documentary, and it was passed to me by a speakers’ bureau, which, you know, I would assume had done some vetting,” she said.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate admitted earlier this week that she “flew across the country” for an interview with the disguised comedian — but when she arrived for their sitdown she could immediately sense that something was not quite right, she said.

Palin recalled how Baron Cohen started showing her graphs and statistics — everything riddled with typos — that “didn’t look quite right and part of his propaganda.” She said it was all tied to sex changes and transgender topics, and “he brought up Chelsea Clinton and said she was a recipient of a government-funded sex change.”

And from there, it only got worse.

“It was occurring to me, whatever this show is, whatever this interview really is, is all about humiliation and devaluing middle-class Americans, whom I represent,” Palin told GMA.

In a promo shared on the comedian’s twitter account this week, former Vice President Dick Cheney can be seen signing a gallon jug and towel — or a “waterboard kit” as Baron Cohen calls it.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, recently pardoned by the President, in an interview with Breitbart on Thursday became the latest person in Trump’s orbit to reveal that he’d been tricked into the prank interview. Baron Cohen, allegedly disguised as a Finnish comedian, crossed paths with Arpaio in October 2017.

Roy Moore on Thursday threatened to sue Showtime after the prankster lured him out to Washington in February to accept a fake pro-Israel award.

“I am involved in several court cases presently to defend my honor and character against vicious false political attacks by liberals like Cohen,” Moore said in a statement.

“If Showtime airs a defamatory attack on my character, I may very well be involved in another,” he said. “As for Mr. Cohen, whose art is trickery, deception and dishonesty, Alabama does not respect cowards who exhibit such traits!

Mexico - New President Instantly Slashes Own Salary 60%

The newly elected Mexican president Mr Andrés Manuel López Obrador (pictured with US Secretary of State Mr Mike Pompeo) informed his countrymen of his decision to cut his own salary by 60 percent.

As from now, the president will only earn some 108,000 pesos a month after taking office as the new Mexican president in December, or about $5.7k per month at the current exchange rate (tellingly, it is also less than half of the 270,000 pesos that his predecessor, the current (and highly unpopular) president Enrique Peña Nieto, receives in his bank account on a monthly basis).

AMLO, as the new Mexican President’s acronym is known, furthermore decided that as from his entry into office no one employed in the public sector should earn more than the president during his six-year term, In other words, 108,000 pesos per month is the 'López Obrador standard' for public services in Mexico.

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Mr López Obrador claimed he could even cut it down more but that it would become difficult to attract good staff from the private sector or the academic world as his employees as they often earn a lot more.

“What we want is for the budget to reach everybody,” he claimed.

As promised, AMLO is trying to root out corruption in Mexico, a country that ranks highly on the list of most corrupt Transparency International countries.

Arizona Senate candidate who killed his mom supports 'good guys' with guns

A big crowd gathered in a Tucson church last week, ready to hear candidates' plans for gun-control legislation from people vying to become lawmakers at the state Capitol.

All was going more or less as expected. Then, it was Bobby Wilson's turn to speak.

Wilson, one of two Republican candidates who attended the July 9 meeting, took the mic and told a story of how he shot and killed a crazed attacker in an act of self-defense while a teenager.

That attacker, it turned out, was his mother.

He said his life story illustrates the importance of having "a good guy there with a gun" rather than gun-control legislation.

"You can pass all the laws you want to in this world, and when you've got somebody out there that wants to harm somebody, they're going to do it if you don't stop them," Wilson told the crowd.

he tale begins in Hugo, Oklahoma, in 1963, when Wilson was 18 years old. It includes charges of familial murder, a home destroyed by fire, years of amnesia and the start of a winding path that led a young man to a legal career and, now, ambitions to serve in the Arizona Legislature.

The candidate told only part of this story to the Tucson audience.

"That crazy bitch was hell-bent on killing me in my sleep one night. At three o'clock in the morning, I woke up to find a rifle in my face — a semiautomatic rifle at that — and the bullets started to fly, and I started diving for cover," Wilson said.

He said he dodged six bullets before reaching for the gun under his bed, which he then used to shoot his mother. He said if not for that gun, he'd be dead.

Both his 49-year-old mother and 17-year-old sister died that night, as Wilson recalled in a 2010 memoir about the event. The book, "Bobby's Trials," was published by Apache Publishing Company, a small Arizona-based publisher operated by Wilson's wife. The publisher has printed four other books by Wilson.

In his memoir, Wilson wrote that his mother suffered debilitating depression and fits of intense rage. He has also called her "deranged" and a "fugitive hiding in the backwoods of S.E. Oklahoma."

Court records and newspaper articles from the time suggest there may be more to the story than Wilson's account.

Those records show he was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, and soon after his arrest he confessed to those charges. He later recanted his confession and claimed he had amnesia about the events of the night in question.

The charges against him ultimately were dismissed by an Oklahoma judge.

What happened the night of the killing?

Wilson said his mother, Lavonne Wilson, entered his room and repeatedly shot at him but missed.

While aiming for Wilson, he said his mother must have seen a shadow move, so she swung the gun. The rifle butt hit his younger sister, Judy Wilson, in the back of the head and caved it in, he said. Wilson said Judy had entered his room upon hearing the commotion.

An autopsy found she was killed upon impact to the head, according to Wilson.

Wilson's mother continued to shoot at him, Wilson said. A few bullets ricocheted off two gallon-size containers of gasoline in the room and smashed them open.

The Wilsons stored gas in glass jars in Bobby's bedroom because it was the coolest area of the house, which had no air-conditioning, he said. Gas spilled all over the floor, Wilson said.

Wilson said he then grabbed a single-shot rifle from under his bed and fired at his mother.

He said an autopsy later concluded the shot hit her point-blank in the eye. Wilson then ran to the living room to call for help.As he turned on the light switch to reach for the phone, a spark ignited fumes from the spilled gasoline in the other room, he said.

"The house exploded," Wilson recalled.

According to Wilson, he was blasted through the living-room window and into a barbed-wire fence. He said he received a concussion upon impact and was found unconscious and taken to the hospital.

Wilson said his mother and sister were found dead in the house's rubble. A medical examiner declared his mother dead from a combination of the bullet wound and burns, Wilson said.

FL. man faked his suicide to look like a murder using a balloon

The mysterious death of a Florida man has been solved, police say, after piecing together an elaborate suicide plot that included a weather balloon hoisting a gun into the sky.

Palm Beach Gardens police began investigating the death of Alan Jay Abrahamson as a homicide. His body was found with a bullet wound to his chest in a field near his country club home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Jan. 25. Abrahamson, known to carry $200 to $300 in cash, had no cash in his wallet. His watch was missing. Police, who found no weapon or shell casings, began searching for suspects. They did find a pair of small scissors.

Surveillance video obtained a few days after the death shows Abrahamson's last moments: Wearing a long-sleeve sweatshirt, blue ball cap, shorts and sneakers, Abrahamson walks off of a sidewalk and off camera. Something was in his left hand. About 37 minutes passes. Then, a gunshot is heard.

An email found on Abrahamson's phone suggested he bought a weather balloon on Christmas day of last year. A purchase none of his friends could explain. He didn't have an interest in aerial photographer or meteorology. He also purchased helium tanks.

In February, police entertained the idea that Abrahamson's death might have been a suicide. The working theory became: He tied a gun to a string, attached it to the weather balloon, and once the shot was fired, the balloon carried the weapon away from the scene.

The mysterious death of a Florida man has been solved, police say, after piecing together an elaborate suicide plot that included a weather balloon hoisting a gun into the sky.

Palm Beach Gardens police began investigating the death of Alan Jay Abrahamson as a homicide. His body was found with a bullet wound to his chest in a field near his country club home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Jan. 25. Abrahamson, known to carry $200 to $300 in cash, had no cash in his wallet. His watch was missing. Police, who found no weapon or shell casings, began searching for suspects. They did find a pair of small scissors.

Surveillance video obtained a few days after the death shows Abrahamson's last moments: Wearing a long-sleeve sweatshirt, blue ball cap, shorts and sneakers, Abrahamson walks off of a sidewalk and off camera. Something was in his left hand. About 37 minutes passes. Then, a gunshot is heard.

An email found on Abrahamson's phone suggested he bought a weather balloon on Christmas day of last year. A purchase none of his friends could explain. He didn't have an interest in aerial photographer or meteorology. He also purchased helium tanks.

In February, police entertained the idea that Abrahamson's death might have been a suicide. The working theory became: He tied a gun to a string, attached it to the weather balloon, and once the shot was fired, the balloon carried the weapon away from the scene.

Former FBI Director James Comey urges voters to support Democrats in midterm elections

James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections.

Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must … counteract ambition.'" That refers to the need for Congress to provide checks and balances to presidential power.

Social media may be behind record number of teenage deaths on railway, says British Transport Police

Social media may be a driving force behind a record number of teenage deaths on railways, British Transport Police have said.

With seven teenagers killed on Britain’s rail tracks in the space of 12 months, and a further 48 receiving life-changing injuries, there are fears that casualty rates will continue to rise following the deaths of three young graffiti artists who were hit by a train at Loughborough Junction, south London, in June.

Americans Will Soon Be Able To Buy Legal 3D Printed Guns

The State Department settled with Wilson last month allowing him to freely share his 3D gun blueprints online. Wilson's website is back up and running and will have new blueprints in August which will be available for free download. So, how does one go from blueprints to a working gun? The process involves downloading the blueprints which are usually on a CAD or other design program, and then 3D printing every part using either plastics or metal. Then, you can put all the parts together and according to Wilson, a handgun can be printed and fully assembled within 24 hours.

The current law does not require you to have a license or register a 3D printed firearm if it is intended for personal use and or sale. This has caused some critics to refer to them as "ghost guns" since they are untrackable due to not being registered. One critic named Adam Skaggs, chief counsel at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence said, "It's going to make it much easier for dangerous people, otherwise prohibited from getting guns, to get them." What Skaggs fails to take into account is the fact that far more good people will also have more access to firearms to protect themselves from those dangerous people.

Austria – Government Wants Registry Of Jewish And Muslims Butchers

Given what happened around the middle of the last century, there probably is never a good time to start a public registry of Jews and Muslims in your country. And if you are the birthplace of Adolf Hitler and are ruled by a far-right government, then…. well you’re gonna face some backlash to say the least if you bring up that idea.

Dems, Left Wing Media Claim Russian Hacking an ‘Act of War’

President Donald Trump’s refusal to rehash allegations of Kremlin-backed interference in the 2016 presidential election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday incensed Democrat lawmakers and left wing media pundits.

Standing alongside Putin, President Trump steered clear of confrontation with the Russian, while questioning U.S. intelligence and last week’s federal indictments of 12 Russians for hacking into Democratic email accounts to purportedly hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.“I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” President Trump said following a two hour one-on-one meeting with his Russian counterpart. “He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

President Trump’s remarks prompted an onslaught of calls for the U.S. to respond to Russia’s alleged meddling, described as an “act of war.”

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Instagram models jailed for extorting Nigerian billionaire

Referred to as the Toronto "Kardashian" sisters, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo have been exposed for extorting money from wealthy men

TWO POPULAR Instagram models have been jailed for extorting a Nigerian billionaire as well as other wealthy men.

According to Politics Nigeria, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo were high-end prostitutes and claimed that they had evidence of these men cheating on their wives. They would then demand money in order to keep their claims private, promising to go public with recorded conversations and sexual activities otherwise.

The sisters admitted that they had sex with over 100 Nigerian men and had to promise never to reenter the country.

Ultimately, the pair were brought down by Femi Otedola, the billionaire they had tried to extort, because he investigated them himself and kept his own records.

Both girls are Canadian nationals but are being held in Nigeria until their January court date.

The girls, who were often considered the Canadian 'Kardashians', were found with “laptops and iPads that had the information of different people, including video tapes of men having sex with them… politicians, top ranking businessmen in Nigeria,” according to the City News.

In addition to the extortion scheme, the sisters are accused of cyber-bullying, with court documents outlining ==“the humiliation and cyber-bullying of some 274 persons, mostly based in Africa.”==

Amazon says this Prime Day was its biggest shopping event ever with 100 million products sold

Amazon said Wednesday that this year's Prime Day was its "biggest in history" as Prime members purchased more than 100 million products during this year’s event.

The Seattle giant did not provide specifics, and added it had more sign-ups for Prime on July 16 than any previous day in the company's history. Amazon uses the discount celebration to grab new members and promote its products and services.

The day was a boon for some of Amazon's own products, with some of its best-sellers being the Fire TV Stick, Echo Show and Echo Spot. Non-Amazon products also sold well including the Instant Pot multicooker and LifeStraw personal water filtration system.

Last year, Amazon said sales grew more than 60 percent during the event, breaking a record at the time and surpassing Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined. The company had also added "tens of millions of Prime members" to its platform — helping it surpass 100 million people for the first time earlier this year.

When reached for further details about Amazon's sales growth this year, a spokeswoman for Amazon told CNBC the website has not "shared percentage growth this year."

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ICE says Illegal Alien is the “Rideshare Rapist” in Sanctuary City Posing as Lyft Driver

The San Francisco Police Department says that after several reports of similar attacks occurring in downtown San Francisco, they formed a task for to bring down the serial sexual offender they'd later dubbed the “rideshare rapist,” with a carefully devised ploy to go undercover.

The task force then went undercover with a surveillance operation every weekend in downtown San Francisco, where they also monitored rideshare vehicles in hopes of discovering the culprit responsible for the heinous crimes against women.

On July 7th, the undercover officers noticed what they considered to be “suspicious behavior” from a rideshare driver, which led to the driver willingly submitting a DNA sample to police.

After a forensics test showed a positive match to at least one rape that had occurred a month prior, law enforcement was hot on the trail of Lazo, who they believed was their suspected “rideshare rapist.”

Once locating Lazo this week, he was taken into custody by the San Francisco Police Department on Thursday, where he now remains incarcerated pending additional charges and arraignment.

New York - Men Smash Victim With Bat In Bronx Sidewalk Attack

Cops are in hot pursuit of two suspects linked to the shocking, brazen bat attack on a Bronx sidewalk last month - a disturbing footage which was captured on surveillance video.

The startling incident happened on June 17, mid-afternoon on Southern Boulevard in Longwood. Dramatic footage shows the suspects emerge from a Range Rover, one of them wielding a long metal bat in his right hand. The man holding the bat that’s best used for sports then runs onto the sidewalk as his companion who had been driving, runs around his side of the vehicle.

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FOX: Trump gets military parade after claiming about cost of war drills in South Korea

"The cost estimate falls roughly in line with the canceled U.S. military "war game" with South Korea, which was estimated to cost around $14 million — a cost Trump said was "tremendously expensive."

The White House confirmed this past February that Trump had asked for the parade.

The Pentagon is still planning the event, which Trump requested to run from the White House to Capitol Hill on Nov. 11. While suggested plans didn't include tanks, the Pentagon was considering an air demonstration and a representation of veterans in American history."

Riverside gun store confronts Sacha Baron Cohen after he comes to business in disguise

A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on surveillance video.

It happened at Warrior One Guns & Ammo in February 2017. That’s when owner Norris Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen and a camera met him while claiming to be filming a documentary about a Hungarian immigrant wanting to buy a gun.

“He comes in, off the bat you can see in the video I’m looking like, this guy does not look like a Hungarian immigrant, tight ass leather pants, a beard, it just didn’t fit,” Sweidan said. “The moment his words came out of his mouth I was like this guy is full of s***.”

Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen said he wanted to buy a gun, but said it with a very odd sounding accent he didn’t find credible.

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France – Hundreds Complain Of Sexual Assault During World Cup Celebrations (Video)

A famous French saying goes that ‘Après la fête, la défaite’ which literally translates as the loss comes after the win and needs to be interpreted as saying that after a night of partying and good times, you have to deal with the consequences.

So it is as well for the French capital Paris (and other cities like Nantes and Marseille) which, a few days after the euphoria of winning the world cup, wakes up to the surprise of hundreds of women who have gathered on the hashtag #MeTooFoot complaining about how they were sexually assaulted during the World Cup celebrations of Sunday in Paris.

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Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making, from a 14,000-year-old dig site.

The bake would have looked like a flatbread and tasted a bit like today's multi-grain varieties, they say.

Our ancestors may have used the bread as a wrap for roasted meat. Thus, as well as being the oldest bread, it may also have been the oldest sandwich.

The find, from the Black Desert in Jordan, pushes back the first evidence for bread by more than 5,000 years.

California Gun Store Owner Blows Sacha Cohen’s Cover

A California gun store says they have been targeted by Sacha Baron Cohen and his film crew as the guy best known for his role as Borat pretended to be a Hungarian immigrant who was interested in purchasing a firearm. The store owner saw through the pathetic act and was forced to flee after his epic fail of a “performance.”

Turkish Televangelist And Sex Cult Leader Arrested For Terrorism Related Charges And Child Rape

Chances are you've never heard of Harun Yahya, Turkish televangelist and leader of an Islamic sex cult who was arrested today. Yahya was born Adnan Oktar and in addition to leading a sex cult and hosting a religious program is the owner of Turkish network A9 and considered a nationalist and supporter of Turkish PM Erdogan. Oktar and 160 others have been arrested for various crimes, but several children have accused Oktar personally of rape and sexual harassment. Oktar is pleading not guilty and claims the "plot" against him that has him embroiled in these current proceedings may be due to the fact that he is “a nationalist and Atatürkist person.”

Tennessee - Guy Steals His Date’s Car Then Takes Another Girl Out

It was a date from hell for one Tennessee woman as the man did not only scammed her by stealing her car, he even had the gall to use her vehicle to date another woman whom she knows right after abandoning her at a gas station.

Faith Pugh shared that the date was off to a bad start when she was surprised to find out that her date on Saturday, Kelton Griffin-whom she knew from high school- did not even bring his own car. He was just dropped off to their meeting place.

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Missouri - Mother Lets Men Rape Her 2-Year-Old Daughter

Court documents say the boyfriend of Watson’s recorded her talking repeatedly about taking her daughter to a house where her daughter was allegedly raped at least about five times. She even said on the recording that she watched as her daughter was being abused.

Police were provided with the recording last month while responding to a rape report at a hospital.

Social media users reacted strongly to the news and widely condemned the mother for her alleged horrific and unforgivable crime against such an innocent toddler.

Egypt Will Open Giant Black Sarcophagus In Spite Of Warnings

A mysterious sarcophagus made of black granite was discovered in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. Archaeologists unearthed the almost two meters high and three-meter long sarcophagus yet do not know who or what is inside. It was found along with a large head carved of alabaster that only added to the mystery although archaeologists think the head may offer some insight into who's remains are inside.

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Oregon – Anti-Trump Gallery Illustration Taken Down after Online Outrage

Thanks to the great outrage over the obvious ISIS-inspired depiction of a ‘Jihadi John’ beheading of US President Trump, the One Grand art gallery decided, in the end, to take down its graphic window display.

Florida - Teen Dies After Eating Popular Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Florida mother is both heartbroken and enraged that her teen daughter met her sudden death after eating what should have been an innocent, popular-brand American chocolate cookies.

The grieving mother said her daughter, 15-year-old Alexi Ryann Stafford of Weston, took just one bite of a Chips Ahoy Reese’s peanut butter cookie and it proved to be a quick “fatal choice.”’

That is because as the mother, Kellie Travers-Stafford, herself explained, her daughter suffers from a severe peanut allergy. The mom was quick to establish, however, that her daughter knows about her restrictions, and normally was very careful about what she eats. The mom blames the problematic packaging of the chocolate chip as the culprit that led to her daughter’s untimely death.

Travers Stafford said: "The top flap of the package was pulled back and the packaging was too similar to what we had previously deemed 'safe' to her.”

The mom showed the photos of the two packaging- one showing the Reese's variety that killed her daughter and one showing the regular chewy kind. Both have very similar red packaging. After taking a bite of the forbidden cookie, Alexi horrifically went into anaphylactic shock, and despite taking two EpiPen shots died in a matter of two hours.

Travers-Stafford took to social media to share her rage over what happened to her precious daughter. Her post has since gone viral with over 70,000 shares where she also wrote: "As a mother who diligently taught her the ropes of what was okay to ingest and what was not, I feel lost and angry because she knew her limits and was aware of familiar packaging, she knew what 'safe' was.”

Ivanka Trump Pushes for More Education For Mid to Late-Career Workers

Ivanka Trump is lending a hand anew to the White House as she pushes for more education for mid and late career workers with the launch of a new program meant to help them better cope with an economy increasingly shifting from manufacturing to the service and technology industries.