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Police state stupidity: New Jersey cops shut down teens' snow shoveling business

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Apparently the world isn't like it was when I was a kid, no more Kool-Aid stands, no more doing yard work for cash, no more shoveling snow, as the government now has their hands in everything, regulating all aspects of our lives.

When I was a kid I remember passing out fliers to do yard work which would earn me in the range of $15-$20 a yard, raking leaves or mowing.

I also remember setting up a Kool-Aid stand on the street corner at the age of 8, garnering the attention from neighbors willing to pay a dollar for each glass.

However those days are over.

During the recent snow storm school was closed and a few high school seniors were eager to make some extra cash by helping out their neighbors. But moments into their venture they were shutdown by local cops.

Comment: The Madness Continues in the US Police State: Cops Shut Down Lemonade Stands, Girl Scout Cookie Stands and Amish Farmers Selling Milk

Sheriff

Missouri police officer known to drug, rape women keeps his license

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Steven Blakeney
A Pine Lawn cop with nearly a decade of complaints, police reports, warrant filings, and testimonies against him, isn't facing any charges and gets to maintain his license as a police officer.

Steven Blakeney was the commander of the entire Pine Lawn department up until November of last year when he was placed on suspension and finally fired in December. It took complaints from a myriad of women, claiming that they had been beaten, drugged and forcibly raped, before the department finally fired him.

However, he was only fired, Blakeney is not facing any charges and he could be hired on at another department tomorrow.

Blakeney's sordid history dates back to his time as a bar manager in 2006. FOX 2 News obtained copies of police reports which exposed the many allegations of Blakeney drugging and raping women.

According to FOX 2,
Several women wrote police statements. One described waking up and feeling like she'd been sexually assaulted. She told police she "saw Blakeney in bed on top of (her friend) who believed that Blakeney had drugged (her friend) and had sex with (her) while (she) was passed out."

Blakeney's old boss at Hrabosky's told police, "It is well known in the bar industry that Blakeney had drugged and raped many other girls."

The report says "Blakeney did not deny sexual misconduct" and towards the end of the police interview, Blakeney admitted he lied about several things saying "I just think the cards are stacked against me." The report also quotes him saying "I'm not going to own up to this. I'll spend five years in jail."
Despite the overwhelming amount of information painting Blakeney as sadist who drugged and raped "many girls," the St. Charles County Prosecutor back then, Jack Banas, did not press charges.

Comment: According to Anna Salter, Ph.D., an expert in sexual predation and of author of the best-selling book, Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders, Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children, vulturous, exploitive human beings seek positions of power in society where they can operate undetected for years. The positions of authority they seek make it easy for them to find their victims. Listen to the SOTT editors interview with Dr. Salter below. Knowledge protects!

SOTT Talk Radio: Predators Among Us - Interview With Dr. Anna Salter

Heart - Black

Parents who fatally drugged children and then themselves feared Apocalypse

The parents of a Utah family found dead in a locked bedroom at their home last year often discussed religiously-held notions of the apocalypse and orchestrated a multi-drug familicide using methadone and over-the-counter cold medication, police said on Tuesday.

The bodies of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their children aged 11 to 14 were discovered by the Stracks' lone surviving child and his grandmother on Sept. 27 in Springville, about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.

"It was a fairly common theme for the parents to talk about, the apocalypse, the end of days, final judgment," said Springville Police Department detective Greg Turnbow, the lead officer on the case.

"Their surviving son, when he was interviewed, indicated that his mother had made comments that if things got bad enough she would much rather take herself and her family out in a comfortable way, rather than a painful way."
Life Preserver

One in three people on disability have a mental disorder; 42.9% in Washington D.C.

One in three, or 35.2 percent, of people getting federal disability insurance benefits have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to the latest data from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Washington, D.C., the seat of the federal government, ranked in the top-ten list of states where disabled beneficiaries were diagnosed with mental problems.

In 2013, the latest data from SSA show there were 10,228,364 disabled beneficiaries, up 139,625 from 2012 when there were 10,088,739 disabled beneficiaries.

Disabled beneficiaries have increased 49.7 percent from a decade ago in 2003 when there were 6,830,714 beneficiaries; and the number is up 14.3 percent from the 8,945,376 beneficiaries in 2009, the year President Obama took office.
The largest "diagnostic group" for disabled beneficiaries was a mental disorder. Of the 10,228,364 disabled people receiving federal disability benefits in December 2013, according to the report, 3,599,417, or 35.2 percent, were diagnosed with a mental disorder.

"Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue" problems accounted for the second largest group of disabled beneficiaries. Of the 10,228,364 disabled people receiving federal disability benefits in December 2013, 2,829,808, or 27.7 percent, had been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal problem.

In Washington, D.C., according to the report, 42.9 percent of disabled beneficiaries as of December 2013 had been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Massachusetts and New Hampshire led the nation in this metric with 49.9 percent of disabled beneficiaries diagnosed with a mental disorder.

Comment: Mainstream psychiatry and psychology are guilty of 'pathologizing' normal behavior. These people might just be having a normal reaction to living in our sick society.

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Snakes in Suits

Former Fox News employee bullied by management kills himself in front of the company's building

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A man shot himself in the chest outside the News Corporation building in midtown Manhattan. The former employee of the company had been protesting Fox News before he killed himself, according to reports.

The man, identified as Phillip Perea, was handing out fliers, saying his former employer had "ended my career" and that the news channel had ruined his life, a police official told the Wall Street Journal. The 41-year-old had previously worked at a Fox News affiliate in Austin, Texas. The Journal, also owned by News Corp., is in the same building.
A sad shooting outside my office this am: Former Fox Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corp Building http://t.co/xnZXiBlhDS via @WSJNY

- Leslie Brody (@lesliebrody) January 26, 2015
Security guards asked the man to leave and when they turned around to walk back inside, they heard a gunshot, a source told the New York Post.
Unconfirmed but word is someone handed security guard a note then went outside and shot himself in front of my Fox News office. Unconfirmed.

- Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 26, 2015
A suicide note was found in Parea's pocket and a small-caliber pistol was next to him, police said.

Pistol

Teen using gun to intimidate boyfriend accidentally shoots and kills him


Lety Hernandez
A Florida teen was charged with manslaughter after pressing a gun she believed was unloaded against her boyfriend's head and pulling the trigger.

Lety Hernandez had pulled the magazine from the handgun and used the weapon to intimidate her boyfriend, Fredi Hernandez, during an argument Dec. 30 over a Xanax pill he had taken.

A friend who was at the West Palm Beach home said 19-year-old Fredi Hernandez was laughing when his girlfriend questioned him at gunpoint. The witness said Lety Hernandez seemed surprised when the gun fired because she screamed and immediately dropped the weapon.

Investigators said the 17-year-old tried to cover up her role in the shooting by placing the gun in her dying boyfriend's hand and telling police she did not know what happened.

The witness later admitted to police that he helped stage the crime scene as a possible suicide because he did not want Lety Hernandez to go to jail because she was pregnant with the victim's child.

Lety Hernandez later confessed to the shooting, prosecutors said. Prosecutors charged Lety Hernandez with manslaughter, and she remains held on $25,000 bond.

Watch this video report posted online by WPBF-TV:

USA

Man who was proven not to be father still faces jail time over unpaid child support

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Carnell Alexander

Comment: It's a sad state of affairs when the state cannot apply common sense over strictly enforcing laws. It should be pretty simple - the man is not the father so any money he "owes" for child support should be forgiven and the charges dropped. Yet they are unable to apply that common sense in this case, and so we have a man's life on the verge of being ruined because of it.


A Michigan man faces jail for failure to pay child support, although DNA tests have proven he is not the father.

Carnell Alexander owes more than $30,000 in unpaid child support, and he's scheduled to go back before a judge next month to argue that he shouldn't be held responsible, reported WXYZ-TV.

In the late 1980s, a former girlfriend listed Alexander's name as the father of her child when she applied for welfare benefits.

Alexander was then obligated under Michigan law to pay child support, and the state claims that a process server notified him immediately about the money he owed.

But the Michigan Department of Corrections shows that Alexander was incarcerated when those papers were allegedly served.

Alexander said he didn't find out about the state's paternity action until 1991, when he was arrested during a traffic stop for failure to pay child support.
Sheeple

Growing up in a corporate-controlled junk culture

A couple of days ago I received a letter from the mother of a post-adolescent daughter, expressing a common concern that millions of parents share. She wrote, in part,
"It seems to me that my daughter and her classmates have more depression and mood disorders than in my day (the 60s and 70s). I know at least one other parent who wonders if there's a cause - the water, vaccines, all of the above.

"Thanks to you though I think it could be psychiatric drugs, which kids will filch from their parents' medicine cabinets to take and share. Then they are stuck with the withdrawal syndrome.

"Looking for more of the picture. Peg"
Here was my response, which, for the purposes of this column, I have expanded upon:

"Yes Peg, your observations are correct. Our children (and us adults as well - but we aren't developing adolescents anymore, are we?) are being forced to grow up in a junk culture, which, thanks to influences such as our powerful, corporate-controlled, profit-driven media, teaches junk values, encourages the swallowing of neurotoxic brain-altering psychiatric drugs, and forces them, during their most brain-vulnerable years, to be injected with multiple doses of highly toxic 'vaccines' that have been proven to damage their immune systems, harm their central nervous systems while simultaneously contributing to the alarming incidences of chronic autoimmune disorders such asasthma; rheumatoid arthritis; autistic spectrum disorders; Gulf War Syndrome; Guillain-Barré syndrome; systemic lupus erythematosus; multiple sclerosis; idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus; and inflammatory bowel disease; . (see http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Hedi-Orbach/2010/02/04/vaccines-and-autoimmune-diseases-of-the-adult/ and http://www.vaccinetruth.org/dr_blaylock.htm for more information on vaccine-induced autoimmune disorders.)
Vader

7 shocking facts about Saudi Arabia under 'modernizing' reign of King Abdullah

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud
Taken aback by the fulsome praise the recently deceased King Abdullah has garnered from world leaders, RT has decided to assess whether his record stands up to scrutiny.

READ MORE: Saudi King Abdullah dead - state TV

The majority of eulogies went beyond the requirements of diplomatic etiquette, while some epithets used by Western politicians made people believe they had stepped through the looking glass. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the monarch, who died at 90, "strengthened understanding between faiths," while IMF chief Christine Lagarde called him "a strong advocate of women," albeit a "discreet" one. And almost all political grandees seemed to agree that the scion of the House of Saud, was - in the words of Tony Blair - "a skillful modernizer," who "led his country into the future."

Comment: Sounds like the House of Saud is nothing but a den of of psychopaths, no wonder they're such close allies with the US.

Cult

10 Catholic priests charged with sexual abuse

Ten Spanish priests were charged with child sexual abuse on Tuesday, in a case brought after Pope Francis telephoned the victim to offer the Church's apology, court documents showed.

The victim, now 24, wrote to the pope to say he had been molested when he was an altar boy. The pope called the man in August to apologize, Spanish news site Religion Digital reported in November, a report later confirmed by the pope himself.

The pope said in November that he had ordered a church investigation. The Archbishop of Granada, Francisco Javier Martinez, removed several priests linked to the case from their duties.

The victim said the abuse had happened over a period of years from when he was 14 to the age of 17 in a house rented by the abusers in a suburb of Granada, the court said.

Pope Francis has promised a policy of zero tolerance for sexual abuse of children by clerics after church scandals in several countries over many years. Groups representing victims say he has still not done enough.

The Vatican said last year it had defrocked about 850 priests between 2004 and 2013 who had been accused of sexually abusing minors.

Comment: Just another sad case of predators preying on children. Parents and children expect absolute safety when they engage with the Church, and unfortunately that seems to be the opposite of what they get.

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