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May 17, 2015
 

North Carolina Woman Being Evicted From Her Own Land For Living in Tent

May 17, 2015


An overstep and abuse of power by the city/county authorities


Ingred Larson received an eviction notice from the county today. Why? For living in a tent on her own property. Yes. Really. She is being evicted for living in a tent on her own land.

10 years ago the city sewer line flooded her home with 10,000 gallons of raw sewage. There was a settlement, however the city/county wants her to hook back up to the county sewer system, but Larson does not want to, and would rather hook up to the septic tank system on her property. The county doesn’t want that, and is forcing her to hook-up to the city sewer.

“I am prepared to deal with whatever comes,” Larsen said. “If I have to go to court or even if I have to go to jail because this is my land, this is my home.” said Larson…the use of a tent in Brunswick County must take place in an approved campground. The tent located on Larson’s property is currently in violation of a county ordinance. The letter also said if the tent is not removed, her case would be referred to Brunswick County’s legal department.



 

Pope calls Palestinian leader ‘angel of peace’ during visit

May 17, 2015


Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See’s warm relations with the Palestinians.

Francis made the compliment during the traditional exchange of gifts at the end of an official audience in the Apostolic Palace. He presented Abbas with a medallion and explained that it represented the “angel of peace destroying the bad spirit of war.”

Francis said he thought the gift was appropriate since “you are an angel of peace.” During his 2014 visit to Israel and the West Bank, Francis called both Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres men of peace.

Abbas is in Rome for the canonization Sunday of two 19th-century nuns from what was then Ottoman-ruled Palestine. The new saints, Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, are the first from the region to be canonized since the early days of Christianity.



 

Sheriff tells reporters: Just glad the ‘unarmed’ guy we shot was white

May 17, 2015


A Kentucky sheriff speaking on the record went public this week with a statement that showed how far this country has gone into racial confusion.

He told a news conference he was glad a man his deputies shot was white, according to a local ABC affiliate.

The startling statement came when the Bardstown, Ky., police chief, a representative from the Kentucky State Police and Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingl held a joint press conference Monday to discuss the shooting of suspect John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, the day before.

At about 12 minutes into the briefing, the sheriff was asked whether he was concerned about community backlash, given the spate of recent demonstrations following other officer-involved shootings around the country.

“We are glad that he is white, and we shouldn’t have to be worried about that. We do not want any backlash or violence in this community because people have been misinformed,” he said. “I think that the public needs to know how the criminal justice system works and what officers are able to do. And the media has not done a very good job of informing the public.”

Fenwick was in critical condition at a Louisville hospital, ABC reported.

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said a K9 police officer, who was identified as Kyler Wright, was pursuing Fennwick who was driving a red pick-up when the suspect threw the truck in reverse, backing into Wright’s vehicle. McCubbin said Wright did fire his weapon several times. Wright’s vehicle was then no longer able to pursue Fennwick.

McCubbin said Fennwick then drove off and encountered the first of two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies, who were identified as Deputy Bryan Voils and Sgt. Jason Allison. Fennwick struck Allison’s vehicle at a high rate of speed and the deputy’s vehicle burst into flames. McCubbin said Fennwick then fled this scene and encountered the second Nelson County sheriff’s deputy. He said Voils was able to stop Fennwick’s vehicle and attempted to get him out of the vehicle at gunpoint. McCubbin said a struggle ensued and Fennwick tried to disarm the deputy and that is when Voils fired his weapon.



 

Procession Honoring Virgin Mary Considered “Provocation,” Attacked by Moslems in Italy

May 16, 2015


Did you ever think you would live to see the day that it would be unsafe to hold a procession honoring the Virgin Mary not just in totalitarian Islamic hellholes of the Middle East but in Italy?


On Sunday morning, a group of young Muslim immigrants interrupted a Catholic procession in honor of the Virgin Mary with verbal insults, shouting, and threats as the group passed in front of the Islamic Cultural Center in Conselice, a small town in lower Romagna.

In predominantly Catholic Italy, the month of May is dedicated to the traditional processions carrying a statue or image of the Madonna, usually accompanied by the singing of hymns and praying of the rosary.

The Marian procession is a tradition in Conselice, and every year, the faithful gather at the Piazza Foresti and then proceed along a number of streets including the Via Dante Alighieri, which also passes in front of the Islamic Cultural Center. On Sunday, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, a group of 100 faithful, including several small children preparing to receive their first Holy Communion, began the procession as usual.

Apparently understanding the procession to be a provocation, a group of Muslim youth from the Islamic Center began hurling verbal abuse and threats at the passing procession.

The Middle East was once home to a diverse array of vibrant cultures whose existence was seen as a “provocation” to Moslems. They don’t exist anymore.

Our culture won’t exist for long either if we don’t start putting up resistance. Since the authorities in the government and media side with Islam, the urgent first step is to replace them.



 

Boys’ Toys for a Modern and Twisted America: Yoga Joes

May 16, 2015


In the USA, boys loved to play with toy soldiers, like the G.I. Joes of our youth. In the USSA, they can play with Yoga Joes. Their creator, San Francisco designer Dan Abramson, explains their purpose:

Abramson describes the figurines as a way to inspire people to do yoga; specifically, people you might associate with GI Joes but not necessarily with yoga, such as kids, dudes, and veterans. Abramson writes that he wants to get kids acquainted with the practice from a young age by incorporating yoga poses into a toy, as well as celebrate the “focus and discipline” of military members.

“I made Yoga Joes because I thought it would be a fun way to get people more into yoga,” says Abramson on the Kickstarter page. “Beyond that, I wanted to make a violent toy become peaceful.”

Examples of Yoga Joe action poses include what I would call Prepare for Rear Entry, ideal to reflect priorities as Obama homosexualizes the military:



Naturally they also come in pink:



 

Oakland Kids Who Cuss Teachers Out No Longer Need To Fret About Getting Suspended

May 16, 2015


Students in public schools in Oakland, Calif. will no longer face suspension if they swear at teachers — or ignore teachers’ instructions, or tell teachers off or decide to spend time texting instead of paying attention in class.

On Wednesday night, board members of the Oakland Unified School District voted to phase the punishment out over the next year because of concerns that black students are disproportionately suspended for such misbehavior, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

School officials broadly define this kind of misconduct under the category of willful defiance. It’s a catchall. Other examples include everything from refusing to remove a hat at a teacher’s request, to sleeping in class, to walking out of class without permission.

Expulsions for willful defiance (as well as forcing students to change schools) will also come under the ban on the punishment.

A handful of other California school districts, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, have already forbidden suspensions for willful defiance.



Also, a California state law already bans willful defiance suspensions for all public students in the third grade and lower.

School districts in other states have also attempted to limit suspensions over racial bias fears. In Minneapolis, for example, school district superintendent Bernadela Johnson announced that all suspensions of black, Hispanic and Native American students would require her personal review and approval. White and Asian students would not be subject to the same review.

Back in Oakland, students support the new policy.

“They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong,” McClymonds High School sophomore Dan’enicole Williams told the Chronicle. “They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.”

The Obama administration has spearheaded the push to limit student punishments out of fears that the penalties are racially disproportionate.



 

Iris Scanners, Widely Used By US Military, Could Be Coming To A Police Department Near You

May 15, 2015


Iris scans could become part of a routine traffic stop, thanks to technology being developed by researchers at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University that can grab an image from a distance of 40 feet. The technology would allow police to take an image the second a driver glances into the rear-view mirror.

“It’s no different than a camera taking a picture of you,” said Marios Savvides, a research professor at CMU’s computer engineering department and the director of the CyLab Biometrics Center. “You could be anywhere within a 6- to 12-meter radius and it will find you and zoom in and capture your iris.”

The technology would be a major development for iris biometric scanners, which have been hampered for years by accuracy at long distances. But adoption also would create legal questions by relying on technology that's similar to the local license plate databases that have been in use in Virginia, California and other municipalities.

“It could be used surreptitiously,” said Jennifer Lynch, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is monitoring the development of the technology. "That could lead to the ability of law enforcement officers to collect a person’s biometric information without their knowledge."

The U.S. military has been using iris scan technology for more than a decade in the Middle East, in part to help determine who is authorized to enter military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. soldiers in combat zones often take a snapshot of an individual 6 inches from their face, at which point the data is uploaded to a wide-ranging database that includes everything from scar information and mug shot images to height and eye color data.



 

NATO Foreign Ministers Sing “We Are The World”

May 15, 2015


Vladimir Putin is licking his chops. It isn’t just that the feckless Obama is unenthusiastic about defending the interests of a country that he has made it clear he doesn’t like very much. The weenyification of the West that made his election possible appears to extend throughout leaderless NATO:

NATO foreign ministers ended their meetings in Antalya, Turkey with a sing-a-long.

The NATO ministers hugged and sang, “We Are the World”

Meanwhile, ISIS is on the move, the Taliban is launching its springtime operations, Iran is trying to purchase nuclear technology and Russia is gobbling up Ukraine.

Who cares? If we just join hands and sing, all the bad people will want to sing along. Everybody all together now:




Hopefully getting nuked by Moslems and/or conquered by Russia won’t be any worse than watching our own society succumb to idiocy.


 

College Students and Alumni Protest Against Milk

May 15, 2015


That’s progress for you. Until recently, it would never have occurred to us that liberals might one day take away our right to drink milk:

Mother’s Day held special significance this year for an animal rights group at UC Berkeley and other Bay Area activists, who claim that exploiting the breast milk of “another’s mother,” namely a calf’s, is unfair and disrespectful.

On May 10, the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA) at UC Berkeley protested the consumption of mother cows’ milk at Andronico’s Community Market and Safeway, two dairy and meat-selling grocery markets in the San Francisco Bay area.

A group of about 20 students and alumni marched through the grocery markets consecutively, chanting lines such as “animals feel pain, just like us,” and holding signs that read “dairy cows are raped and forcibly impregnated” and “dairy cows are exploited for their breast milk.”

Brace yourself for some visually disturbing propaganda; BOAA confronts us with the unconscionable rape and exploitation of cows:




No doubt these same wingnuts are appalled by graphic pictures detailing the horrors of abortion.

Much as I can see why these girls would identify with cows, I wonder if it ever occurred to them how few cows there would be if people didn’t raise them for food.


 








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