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Two high school teachers arrested after allegedly having sex with 16-year-old student

After a weekend of rumors, Kenner police released mug shots and additional details on a sex scandal involving two Destrehan High School English teachers and a student.

Jefferson Parish authorities said both teachers, Shelley S. Dufresne, 32, and Rachel Respess, 24, are facing felony charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

According to Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser, the two teachers met with a Destrehan High student after a football game on September 12th, then drove to Respess's Kenner apartment where the three had sex simultaneously until the early morning hours of the 13th.

"You have an educator, I guess, the responsibility is the safety and education of the children and when it goes outside those lines I believe the community should be outraged," Chief Glaser said at a press conference Wednesday.
Red Flag

Teacher fired after defending student from group of racist bullies

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Comment: When even teachers are being punished for standing up to a group of cowardly bullies, it's truly time to see how ponerized American society has become. The school board should be ashamed of themselves.


A longtime elementary school teacher in Fountain Hills, Arizona was fired on Monday despite reportedly defending a Black student from racially-charged bullying, KNXV-TV reported.

Officials with the Fountain Hills Unified School District voted to terminate Pam Aister after 25 years teaching in district from her position at Four Peaks Elementary School. The decision stemmed from a May 2013 incident during which she stepped in when a group of students allegedly surrounded and bullied the boy.

"He was called the n-word, 'monkey', and 'coon,' Aister told KNXV.

Ainster told KTAR-FM that she also said to the group, "If you're picking on him, you're picking on me. It's not five against one, it's five against two, and there will be no more taunting, teasing or racial names."

But parents of the alleged offenders told the school board that Aister behaved threateningly toward them, telling the group to "shut up" and making a remark about one of the students' "ugly face."

Board members did not comment on their decision to fire Ainster, and reportedly left quickly after reaching their decision and adjourning the meeting. Both a hearing officer appointed by the district and an attorney for Superintendent Tom Lawrence reportedly urged the board to end her contract.
Heart - Black

Teenagers arrested for breaking into farm and slaughtering over 900 chickens with golf club


18-year-old Gabriel Quintero was arrested along with three juvenile males in connection with the slaughter of over 900 chickens at a farm near Caruthers, California.
Four teenagers have been arrested for allegedly slaughtering 920 chickens at a Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, California, police said.

Fresno County police said the animals were killed with a golf club and another blunt object on Sept. 20 after the suspects entered a chicken shed by pulling back part of the facility's fence.

Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 18-year-old Gabriel Quintero, of Riverdale; two males, ages 15 and 17, from Caruthers; and a 17-year-old male from Lemoore.

Foster Farms said the chickens were worth about $5,000. The company called the killing an "unconscionable act of animal cruelty." The nonprofit Animal Defense League had offered a $5,000 reward Wednesday for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. Foster Farms had also offered a reward.
Pistol

For $1200 assault rifles can be made without serial numbers or background checks

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Ghost gun
A gun rights advocate has invented a 3-D printer that will allow amateur gunsmiths to create AR-15 assault rifles without serial numbers or the hassle of a background check, WIRED reports.

Earlier this year, Cody Wilson demonstrated that anyone could use a 3-D printer to print a gun.

"If 3-D printing means anything, if the digital revolution and 3-D printing revolution have any interesting terminus, it's because we will all have access to greater means of production - just like these cameras and computers that we have enable us to become cultural producers outside of the monopoly schemes of the legacy players, so too with material things, and that must, of course, include guns," Wilson told We Are Change.

"To not think that it included guns, to be surprised by that, means that you're just kind of drinking the Kool-Aid," he added.

According to Wired, his new project in DIY gunsmithing is even more ambitious - now, he is using a PC-connected milling machine, dubbed "the Ghost Gunner," to print the component of an AR-15 rifle called the "lower receiver."

Comment: So, Jerry Brown is basically saying that he's unconcerned that assault rifles without serial numbers will be flooding the streets. Why would the government veto a bill that would restrict individuals ability to manufacture untold numbers of assault rifles that may be untraceable? Perhaps they want to engender more fear and chaos, to enable them to mount a severe military response, or that they know that elements within the government itself might find untraceable weapons quite handy.

Hourglass

Rhode Island child with Enterovirus 68 dies - four more deaths possibly linked to outbreak

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A child infected with enterovirus 68 has died, the Rhode Island Department of Health said today, marking the first publicly announced enterovirus 68 death since the outbreak began this summer. After the Rhode Island announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that three patients who died later tested positive for the virus that's infecting children across the country. It is not clear what role the virus played in these deaths, but the CDC said state and local health officials are investigating. The 10-year-old girl from Cumberland, Rhode Island, died last week of a rare combination of bacterial and viral infections, the department said, explaining that she died of Staphylococcus aureus sepsis "associated with" enterovirus 68. "We are all heartbroken to hear about the death of one of Rhode Island's children," state Health Department Director Dr. Michael Fine said in a statement. "Many of us will have EV-D68 [enterovirus 68]. Most of us will have very mild symptoms and all but very few will recover quickly and completely." Enterovirus 68, which is suspected of sickening children in 46 states, starts out like the common cold but can quickly turn serious and send children to the hospital with breathing problems.

And on Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was investigating whether the virus led to temporary limb paralysis in nine children in Colorado. It is related to the polio virus. The girl's illness began with cold-like symptoms and shortness of breath, Fine said during a press conference today. Her parents called 911 last week, but after she arrived at the hospital her condition "deteriorated very quickly. Things became dire," Fine said. She died of Staphylococcus aureus sepsis, which he said was "associated with" her enterovirus 68 infection. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that lives in about 30 percent of people's noses and usually doesn't cause any problems, according to the CDC. It can be serious or fatal when it results in sepsis, which is body-wide inflammation that results from an infection, according to the CDC. Sepsis can cause blood flow problems, which leads to organ failure. - ABC News

Comment: The best defense against any sort of disease, new or old, is good nutrition. Getting into ketosis and cold therapy are essential tools to protect yourself.
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Cow Skull

Slave to the system from cradle to grave: Student debt now bankrupting seniors

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As if aging in America isn't hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt. Once thought to be a young person's issue, new data released by the Government Accountability Office shows that older Americans are also finding themselves buried under the weight of their student loans. The data helps paint a much larger picture of the overall economic insecurity that too many of our country's seniors face every day.

According to a recent story based on the report, a record number of borrowers are seeing their Social Security payments garnished because their federal student loans are in default. As the story explains, "More than half, or 54 percent, of federal student loans held by borrowers at least 75 years old are in default, according to the federal watchdog. About 27 percent of loans held by borrowers aged 65 to 74 are in default. Among borrowers aged 50 to 64, 19 percent of their loans are in default. The Education Department generally defines a default as being at least 360 days past due."

The price of an education is quickly becoming too heavy a burden for far too many people, and it's a burden that's staying with them forever. College debt looms large as the most difficult debt to get rid of, and these numbers paint a startling picture of exactly how big a toll it's taking on people as they age. For many, student debt is following them from the cradle to the grave - they're condemned to a lifetime of payments that stagnant wages and mounting economic insecurity make it nearly impossible to manage.

What's even scarier is that the health and retirement security of our friends and neighbors was, in many ways, already in jeopardy. In fact, the very idea of retiring has increasingly become a pipe dream for most workers. People are working until they die just to get access to health insurance and because they don't have enough saved in retirement. If they ever do stop working, too many are living in fear that debt collectors will come garnish their Social Security payments. Student loan debt is just the latest in a long line of threats to the financial well-being of seniors.

And the problem is only going to get worse. Every eight seconds, someone turns 65 in this country. But as is true for the student-debt crisis, our country has no comprehensive plan to support our aging parents and grandparents and only a very fragmented, fragile system to cover them financially, medically or otherwise. At the end of the day, it's becoming increasingly impossible to age securely in America without incredible wealth, which is further and further out of reach for younger generations.

That threat puts all of us in jeopardy. It endangers an already fragile economic recovery, and it exacerbates the financial vulnerability of people who have worked all of their lives to provide for themselves and their families. If our economy doesn't work for students, and it doesn't work for workers, and it definitely doesn't work for seniors, you have to wonder, is it time to try a different approach?

Sarita Gupta is the executive director of Jobs with Justice, a national network of more than 40 local coalitions of labor, community, student, and faith organizations, working together to build a broader global movement for economic and social justice.

Comment: Student loans were an enticing trap for those who don't belong to the 1%. By excepting them from the usual bankruptcy laws, the PTB ensured the indebtedness would be perpetual.
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Health

Ebola in the United States: How bad could it get? Here's a clue

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Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone's lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get?

We don't know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a "comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market" may provide some insight into just how bad the US State Department thinks it may get. Because when the US government buys 160,000 hazmat suits specifically designed against Ebola, just ahead of the worst Ebola epidemic in history making US landfall, one wonders: what do they know the we don't?

From Lakeland Industries:
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced the global availability of its protective apparel for use in handling the Ebola virus. In response to the increasing demand for specialty protective suits to be worm by healthcare workers and others being exposed to Ebola, Lakeland is increasing its manufacturing capacity for these garments and includes proprietary processes for specialized seam sealing, a far superior technology for protecting against viral hazards than non-sealed products.

"Lakeland stands ready to join the fight against the spread of Ebola," said Christopher J. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Industries. "We understand the difficulty of getting appropriate products through a procurement system that in times of crisis favors availability over specification, and we hope our added capacity will help alleviate that problem. With the U.S. State Department alone putting out a bid for 160,000 suits, we encourage all protective apparel companies to increase their manufacturing capacity for sealed seam garments so that our industry can do its part in addressing this threat to global health.

Comment: To learn how to protect yourself, see:

-7 Reasons to take Cold showers and 1 that Really matters
- Are you prepping your diet?
-Scientists stumble across the obvious treatment for Ebola: tobacco
-Vitamin C - A cure for Ebola
-Ebola - What you're not being told

Stormtrooper

Israeli soldiers are committing suicide after latest Gaza operation

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Israeli Defense Forces soldiers have historically had a very high rate of suicides, in spite of the fact that this rate had been improving recently. That improvement, however, took a turn for the worse after the latest IDF military operation in Gaza.

Now, the Israeli military police have opened an investigation into what is casing the recent spike in IDF suicides. Three members of an elite military unit recently committed suicide.
Blackbox

'Miscommunication', really??? Dallas Ebola patient originally sent home despite telling hospital staff he traveled in Liberia

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A health worker, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, stands inside the high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia on September 7, 2014
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially told a nurse he had traveled in Africa but was sent home anyway, raising concerns about US preparedness for the spread of the deadly virus.

The man, whose identity and nationality have not been released by health authorities, flew from Liberia, the hardest hit nation in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, to Texas to visit family.

An apparent miscommunication among hospital staff left the man in the open community and contagious for four days, and he even came in contact with schoolchildren before he was finally isolated in a hospital, officials said Wednesday.

"I know that parents are being extremely concerned about that development," said Texas Governor Rick Perry.

"These children have been identified and they are being monitored and the disease cannot be transmitted before having any symptoms."

Comment: There is much evidence to suggest that Ebola has become airborne, and it seems incredulous, that hospital staff could have been so negligent.
  • Ebola - What you're not being told
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Question

Ebola patient zero informed hospital of recent trip to Liberia...and was sent home for two days

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Why is anyone listening to the CDC when they claim their Ebola safety protocols are going to save everyone from Ebola?

Just asking, because these so-called safety protocols have already failed.

Or we could ask Ebola patient zero out of Dallas, Texas - the first man diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa anywhere - who recently went to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital A) with flu-like symptoms combined with B) a recent trip home from Liberia, Africa six days prior, one of the Ebola-ravaged hot zones.

Comment: Surely, patient zero must've infected hospital staff and patients in the ER as well. This situation is beyond control. Hopefully, loyal readers have been prepping their diets and stocking up on vitamin C.

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