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Police suspend undercover prostitution stings after cops have sex with female suspects

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The Minneapolis PD has suspended all sting operations against street prostitution after courts dismissed three cases within one month due to undercover officers having sex with female suspects.

Police said they are conducting a full review of their undercover investigation policies, but said none of the three officers, whose actions during stings made convictions impossible, would be investigated, reported MPR News.

"The Minneapolis Police Department is taking immediate action by reviewing these cases," Police Chief Janeé Harteau said in a statement. "We are no longer using undercover operations to investigate suspected prostitution in massage businesses."

In one of the dismissed cases, a police officer was investigating alleged prostitution activities at a massage parlor. In an audio recording of his encounter with a suspect, he is heard asking the masseuse whether the woman wants him to roll over on his back. The woman then touches the man's genitals. He moans before saying a code word for his backup to begin an arrest, reported the Star Tribune.

USA

Nebraska school district enforces state law requiring teachers to sign a pro-America Pledge

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The American Civil Liberties Union has told Hastings school officials that a state law requiring teachers to sign a pro-America pledge is unconstitutional, but the district superintendent says he's just following legal advice.

The pledge says those who sign it believe in the U.S. government and will teach students "love and devotion" of America.

Amy Miller, legal director for ACLU of Nebraska, said that although the 1951 law remains on the books, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled several times that public employees cannot be required to sign such pledges because they violate the U.S. Constitution.

The law was passed during the Red Scare of the McCarthy era, and Miller said it's not the only outdated state law on the books.

"You need to know that the statute is a dead letter law which has been clearly overruled by the highest court in the land. Attempting to enforce the state statue is unconstitutional and will expose the school district to liability to a civil rights lawsuit," the ACLU wrote in the letter, dated Friday.

Comment: The Nebraska Board of Education is basically requiring that teachers inculcate their students to pro-American propaganda and avoid any historical facts that place America in a bad light. One wonders, as America tumbles even further into a pathocratic police state, if these pledges will spread to other school districts and professions. Will the oath to uphold the constitution morph into an oath of loyalty to the fuhrer a la Nazi Germany?


Bad Guys

Holistic MD Nick Gonzalez, who died suddenly, said he'd heard big pharma hopes he gets hit by a bus

My better half (a well known Osteopath) had the honor of interviewing Dr Nick Gonzalez several times before his death in several popular videos. I was fortunate to have known him this incredibly wise knowledgable healer.

It brought me no joy to stumble upon this unintended series that I broke (as gently as possible) about all the holistic doctors who died within a matter of weeks. We knew some of them which made it all the more difficult to write about it. I'd be writing one article as another doctor we knew died. It's tragic and painful and I truly hope no more die or are killed.

Vitaly Magazine published an article where Dr. Nick Gonzalez said that big pharma knows about his work and hopes he gets "hit by a bus". I tend to believe it, because someone very reputable who I know did the last interview ever with Dr. Gonzalez which will be out soon and shed more light on this. It appears there are others out there too where he said the same thing beyond the one in Vitality Magazine. I promise to share or link to the last interview whenever it does come out as, from what I hear, it's a very important to hear his final words.

Heart

Russia delivers humanitarian aid to 140 countries

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Russian Emergencies Ministry's press service said that Russia has provided victims of emergency situations caused by natural and man-made disasters with humanitarian aid in about 140 countries.

Russia has provided victims of emergency situations caused by natural and man-made disasters with humanitarian aid in about 140 countries, the Russian Emergencies Ministry's press service said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The geography [of Russian aid]... encompasses different countries of the world, some 140 states in total," the statement reads.

In 2014, humanitarian and technical aid was provided to 25 nations, including Iraq and Syria, amounting to a total of over 12,000 tons, according to information contained in the statement.

Comment: And while Russia helps 140 countries, the US has military bases in more than 135 countries. Now we understand why Russia is considered to be an "immediate threat" to US.

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Bacon n Eggs

Two California schools become first in the nation to serve 100% organic meals

When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito will eat fresh, local food year-round, thanks to a partnership with the Conscious Kitchen, a project of the environmental education nonprofit Turning Green.

"Students everywhere are vulnerable to pesticide residues and unsafe environmental toxins," Turning Green founder Judi Shils said on Tuesday. "Not only does this program far exceed USDA nutritional standards, but it ties the health of our children to the health of our planet. It's the first program to say that fundamentally, you cannot have one without the other."

Comment: It surely beats the standard fare that is served in schools.

Michelle Obama's disgusting, cheap school lunch rations leave student's fed up


Pistol

Man armed with AK-47 opens fire on Amsterdam to Paris train, overpowered by soldiers traveling on train

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At least three people have been injured after a man, reportedly armed with a Kalashninov rifle, opened fire on a Thalys high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday. The attacker was apprehended by soldiers traveling on the same train, according to local media.

The shooting occurred near the town of Arras in northern France around 6:00pm local time (4:00pm GMT). The railway station in Arras was locked down by security forces.

"The man was armed with automatic weapons and knives. He was stopped by passengers," Christophe Piednoel, a spokesman for French railway SNCF said on iTele television.

Comment: One cannot help but wonder if the shooter was another soldier and this situation was set up.


Stock Down

Majority of Americans do not approve of Obama presidency

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US President Barack Obama's approval rating has fallen significantly, as a majority of US residents participating in a poll criticized his foreign policy, according to a CNN/ORC survey published Friday.

The poll revealed that 51 percent of US nationals answering a questionnaire disapproved of the US president, fearing Obama was leading the country in the wrong direction.

According to the survey, 62 percent of those polled criticized Obama's policy to counter the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq, while 60 percent disapproved of his policy regarding the successful Iran nuclear agreement.

The findings of the survey revealed a higher approval rating for Obama's approach to climate change, as 47 percent supported his policies, compared with 41 percent in May.

The CNN/ORC Poll was carried out among some 1,000 random US nationals by telephone in mid-August.

Sheriff

Autopsy shows police shot teen in back, contradicting police claims

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A young black man, who was killed by police in St. Louis this week, died from a gunshot to the back, according to the results of an autopsy.

An autopsy of 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey, who was killed by St. Louis policemen on Wednesday, has revealed that he died from a single wound in the back, media reports quoted police officials as saying.

It was earlier reported that St. Louis police officers killed the 18-year-old while conducting a search on his home.

Police claimed that two suspects had been attempting to flee, when the young man pointed a gun at officers and refused to drop it, prompting them to shoot and kill him. The other man remains on the run.

Bulb

NSA, Bush, and Cheney sued by former Salt Lake City mayor for spying during 2002 Winter Olympic Games

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The former mayor of Salt Lake City is suing former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney and the National Security Agency for spying on the city during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Attorney and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday in a US district court, accusing the Bush administration and the NSA of illegal blanket surveillance in the Salt Lake City Area before and during the Olympic games, which were held only months after the 9/11 attacks.

"I've reactivated my Bar license, and I decided that if nobody else is going to do it, I have to do it," Anderson told RT. "We can't stand by and watch this kind of law-breaking, this massive criminality and incursions on our rights to privacy."

Anderson heard about the spying from a 2013 report in the Wall Street Journal and has since confirmed it with an unnamed, "high-ranking" NSA source.

USA

Retired Army veteran who endured rough arrest by cops "ashamed to be American"

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Retired Army Gen. William J. Livsey
A retired four-star Army general and his neighbors accused police in Fayetteville, Georgia of using excessive force to arrest him following an alleged dispute with a food delivery driver.

"It's the first time in my life I'm ashamed to be an American," 84-year-old William J. Livsey told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "They took me away without my shoes, glasses or medicine. I fought for this country so hard, and I've tried to do good all my life."

Livsey was arrested at his home on Saturday and charged with simple assault, robbery, misdemeanor obstruction, theft and making terroristic threats. Police said he grabbed the driver by the throat and pinned him against a refrigerator when Livsey's debit card was not accepted and the driver said he could not take a check to pay for an order.