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Vanished without a trace: Rescuers vow to find helicopter that went missing in Tyva Republic

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The rescue involves 435 people assisted by 88 units of hardware.
Rescuers vow to find helicopter that vanished in strong winds on 10 October.

There is still no trace of the missing Mi-8 helicopter that went missing Tyva Republic on 10 October with 12 people on board.

Emergency teams have scoured 36,562 kilometres in a huge operation that has involved aerial searches and interviews with more than 600 potential witnesses, including local hunters and fishermen in one of the remotest areas of Siberia.

'There is no set time limit on such search. It depends on weather conditions and other factors,' said the regional centre of the Emergencies Ministry, which has used thermal images from space in a bid to locate the missing helicopter and crew, to no avail.

'We are looking until we find. If an emergency happens in winter, high in the mountains, in several meters of snow, the search becomes incredibly complex.'

The statement acknowledged it maybe necessary to 'wait until spring'.
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Premonition of things to come? Two state Governors declare state of emergency over Ebola

Martial Law
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When most of us think of a State of Emergency, we think of isolated natural disasters like hurricanes, winter storms or a flood that passes through. In those cases it's quite obvious when the emergency is over. But what if an emergency is declared for something that hasn't happened yet? How will we know when it's over?

Both Pennsylvania and Connecticut governors recently declared a State of Emergency, not because a disaster is taking place at this moment, but because bad things may happen in the future. This is an incredible development that citizens should be concerned about.

You should know that during a state of emergency your rights are suspended along with Constitutional restraints on government.

According to Wiki , a state of emergency "means that the government can suspend and/or change some functions of the executive, the legislative and or the judiciary during this period of time," and it "can also be used as a rationale for suspending rights and freedoms, even if those rights and freedoms are guaranteed under the Constitution."

It short, a state of emergency is martial law.

Comment: It is likely that the pathocrats in charge will use the threat of an Ebola pandemic to continue herding the masses under their control. They have been attempting to covertly disenfranchise and oppress U.S. citizens in almost every sphere so it will be no surprise to see that Ebola is used to further this agenda.

Expect to lose all your rights when the Ebola pandemic hits the U.S.

Forced quarantine and isolation: This is what is going to happen if Ebola hits the U.S.

Ebola panic: Connecticut governor declares preemptive health emergency, allows quarantine

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Four former Blackwater guards convicted of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians

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A burnt car on the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting US embassy officials opened fire in 2007
Security guards for private US contractor guilty of manslaughter for notorious 2007 incident that left 17 dead in Baghdad

Three security guards working for the private US contractor Blackwater have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a group of unarmed civilians at a crowded Baghdad traffic junction in one of the darkest incidents of the Iraq war.

A fourth, Nicholas Slatten, was found guilty of one charge of first-degree murder. All face the likelihood of lengthy prison sentences after unanimous verdicts on separate weapons charges related to the incident.

The Nisour Square massacre in 2007 left 17 people dead and 20 seriously injured after the guards working for the US State Department fired heavy machine guns and grenade launchers from their armoured convoy in the mistaken belief they were under attack by insurgents.

But attempts to prosecute the guards have previously foundered because of a series of legal mistakes by US officials, and the case had attracted widespread attention in Iraq as a symbol of apparent American immunity.

Now, after a 10-week trial and 28 days of deliberation, a jury in Washington has found three of the men - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard - guilty of a total of 13 charges of voluntary manslaughter and a total of 17 charges of attempted manslaughter.

The fourth defendant, Slatten, who was alleged to have been first to open fire, was found guilty of a separate charge of first-degree murder. Slough, Liberty and Heard were found guilty of using firearms in relation to a crime of violence, a charge which can alone carry up to a 30-year mandatory sentence.

Comment: While it's good to see a little justice being handed out over the slaughter of innocent civilians, it pales in comparison to the thousands of Iraqi civilians killed since the U.S. invasion in 2003. The federal government likes to use small incidents like this to pretend as though they care about human life. They don't, and putting away a few killers pales in comparison to the hundreds and probably thousands of others who have illegally killed innocent civilians and who never face any repercussions.

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Ridiculous: Former prison guard avoids jail time after admitting to 25 counts of sexually abusing women inmates

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Former Kentucky correctional Officer Sergeant James B. Johnson
A former Kentucky prison guard who was charged with sexually abusing women inmates was sentenced to probation without any jail time on Monday.

In 2011, the Kentucky State Police arrested Officer Sergeant James B. Johnson, and charged him with 25 counts of sexual abuse, trafficking controlled substances, and 50 counts of official misconduct.

An investigation by the State Police determined that Johnson had been supplying drugs and sexually abusing inmates at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Peewee Valley.

On Monday, the 54-year-old former prison guard accepted a plea deal that required him to attend a diversion program. He also was sentenced to seven years of probation.

"He's really eager to put this behind him," Johnson's attorney, Mary Rives, told WLKY.
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Venezuelan gang and Colombian paramilitary assassinated Serra

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President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, during his speech in the Miraflores Palace.
The president of Venezuela called for the elimination of terrorist groups operating in the country.

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, revealed on Wednesday details of the investigation into the murder of legislator Robert Serra.
The young legislator and his partner were murdered in their apartment two weeks ago.

Maduro spoke from the presidential palace, in Caracas and live on public television, calling for the elimination of both local and foreign terrorist groups active in Venezuela, "plotting" to destablize the country. "Be absolutely certain that we will get to the masterminds of Serra's murder inside and outside the country," he said.

Robert Serra
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Slain legislator Robert Serra
President Maduro asserted that Serra's assassination was planned by a paramilitary leader in Colombia. He did not identify the leader but explained that he hired a Venezuelan gang to kill Serra. Maduro alleged that Serra's body guard Torres Camacho, was also directly involved. Maduro said the assassination was another attempt to destabilize Venezuela.

Comment: The assassination of United Socialist Lawmaker Robert Serra reportedly cost around $250,000, paid by a source in Colombia and transferred to the Venezuela gang. Former Colombian president and now Senator Alvaro Uribe (a bought paramilitary stooge) has been linked to the assassination while Serra's bodyguard, Torres, and Lorent Saleh (right-wing Venezuela youth leader and terrorist suspect) have been arrested. Saleh made a statement that 20 mid-level leaders will be killed to avenge his recent arrest, hence the killing of Serra. According to incriminating videos released by the Venezuelan government, Saleh was working alongside former military agents and paramilitaries in Colombia in order to carry out terror attacks on the Venezuelan border.

New information reveals the Colombian paramilitaries were also planning the deaths of National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Minister Hector Rodriguez as part of the plot to destabilize the country. Uribe is under investigation in the psychological torture of journalist Claudia Julieta Duque and implicated in wiretapping scandals from his administration in 2008 and another this year. Links in the Serra murder to U.S. government protected activists in Miami allege a co-conspiracy as "intellectual authors" of the Serra assassination.

Paramilitarism, not a typical part of Venezuela's history, has been introduced through civil servants on the border by giving identity cards to gangsters who then infiltrate the general populace to carry out their attacks. Not surprising that the U.S. has its hand in this game.

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The 2011 English summer riots: Courts accused of 'collective hysteria'

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A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than realised at first.

And just as people got caught up in the riots and acted out of character the study, carried out by The University of Manchester and Liverpool John Moores University, found that the courts themselves got caught up in a similar kind of collective hysteria.

Dr Hannah Quirk, a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Justice from The University of Manchester, was the co-author of the research which has just been published in The British Journal of Criminology. She said: "Whilst the offending may have been impulsive, sentencing should not be."

The summer riots of 2011 were commonly described as the worst in living memory due to the speed with which they spread over such a wide geographical area. The disorder began after Mark Duggan, was shot dead by the police in Tottenham, north London.

Over three thousand prosecutions were brought in connection with the unrest, which saw streets in parts of the country awash with violence, looting and arson. By 31 August 2012, of the 2,158 convicted, all but 20 had been sentenced with the vast majority of offending having taken place in London, followed by the West Midlands and Greater Manchester.
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British man found dead in Bali; Indonesian wife 'admits' to hiring hitmen

Ellis
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A photo of Noor Ellis and Robert Ellis, taken from the former's Facebook page. This was widely circulated by media after reports of the killing.
The body of a British man was found tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in what police said was a killing ordered by his own wife.

Local residents found the man, identified by police as 60-year-old Robert Kelvin Ellis, on Tuesday after noticing a suspicious looking object next to a paddy field, which was far from any houses.

The body was starting to decompose when it was discovered in a village between the tourist areas of Ubud and Kuta, a detective said, leading police to believe the victim died more than 24 hours previously.

Ellis, who was also an Australian passport holder, had been living at a villa in the tourist area of Sanur for some years.
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Congolese gynecologist from the rape capital of the world wins EU prize

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Dr. Denis Mukwege and his team have treated more than 30,000 rape victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has described how women arrive at his hospital sometimes naked, usually bleeding and leaking urine and faeces from torn vaginas
The European Union has awarded a top human rights prize to a Congolese doctor renowned for treating victims of sexual violence in a country with the dubious title of rape capital of the world.

Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege won the European Union's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, E.U. Parliament president Martin Schulz announced on Tuesday.

According to Schulz, Mukwege was "unanimously" selected by judges for his "fight for the protection especially of women."

Mukwege is widely regarded as the world's leading expert on treating internal injuries caused by gang rape. He is also the founder of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Mukwege and his team have treated more than 30,000 rape victims.

During the war, Mukwege became known for working up to 18 hours a day, and performing as many as 10 surgeries in a single shift. Since the war he has been credited with revolutionizing treatment of rape injuries, and has become one of the most well-known African doctors on the world stage.

Comment: Mr. Denis Mukwege is to be applauded for his selfless efforts.
Yet, the EU pulls a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde stunt on us again, handing out prizes to people that clearly have the interests of humanity at heart. At the same time they themselves together with the U.S. are involved in imperial wars all over the planet. The DRC has immense economic resources. Enough said.

Rape as part of a strategy: Monstrous: Peacekeepers in Somalia rape women who seek aid and medicine
Syrian women raped in Turkish refugee camps by Obama backed terrorists

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'Someone can rob your house?': City auctions off woman's house over $95 tax bill they sent to the wrong address

Xui Lui
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The City of Norcross, Georgia, recently auctioned off Xui Lui's home because she had an overdue tax bill of $94.85, which she never received.

Lui, the mother of a 4-year-old, bought her two bedroom condo in 2011 and has always paid her local taxes, except for the first year.

The city sent her certified letters about the tax bill, but to the wrong address, notes CBS Atlanta.

Lui was recently told by the city that she must move out by Nov. 25 because her condo has been legally sold to another person via city auction.

"Where are we going to go? I have nowhere. This is my house. Why do I need to move out?" Lui told WSB-TV (video below).

Norcross City Manager Rudolph Smith said in a statement on Monday: "We are going back and doing our due diligence. [The city contractor who handled the sale] will try to work something out."

Lui, who is trying to find a lawyer to stop her eviction, stated, "Someone can rob your house? Rob your property? This is not American style, right?"
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Tennessee woman sentenced to jail for not mowing her lawn

Mowing the Lawn
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The trend of average U.S. citizens being incarcerated by overzealous judges and prosecutors within the police state formerly known as America continues with reckless abandon. In fact, these sorts of cases are becoming so commonplace I simply cannot keep up with all of them.

The following story is a perfect followup to my piece earlier today, which shows how American public school students are being arrested or harassed by police for the most minor of infractions, such as wearing too much perfume, sharing a classmates' chicken nuggets, throwing an eraser or chewing gum.

If you are an adult American slave, you can add not mowing your lawn to the list of prison-worthy crimes in the police state.
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