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325-pound woman charged with killing 9-yr-old girl by sitting on her


Veronica Green Posey
A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.

Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office report identified Posey as the girl's cousin.

Paramedics and deputies responded to the family's Pensacola home following a 911 call Saturday. Posey told deputies she sat on Dericka Lindsay as discipline "for being out of control."

Penis Pump

Film director 'punished' and sexually harassed me - singer Björk

Iceland-born singer and actress Björk speak out about her own experiences of harassment in the film industry, writing Sunday that she was inspired by the women who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or rape.

"I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a danish director," the actress wrote in an extensive message on Facebook.

"It was extremely clear to me when i walked into the actresses profession that my humiliation and role as a lesser sexually harassed being was the norm and set in stone with the director and a staff of dozens who enabled it and encouraged it," she continued. "I became aware of that it is a universal thing that a director can touch and harass his actresses at will and the institution of film allows it."

Heart

Texas inmates donate close to $54,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief

© Credit Charlie Riedel/Associated Press
A prison unit in Rosharon, Tex., was flooded by the Brazos River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Texas inmates donated money from their commissary accounts to Harvey relief. Credit
When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast 12 years ago, inmates in Texas prisons told their wardens that they wanted to help.

Specifically, they wanted to donate money to hurricane relief funds. So officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice developed a novel system: Inmates, they decided, could give away money saved in their commissary accounts; instead of spending their balances on snacks or sneakers, they would be allowed to give a few dollars to the American Red Cross.

Inmates ultimately cobbled together about $44,000 to help those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. So when Hurricane Harvey spun into Texas in August, some longtime inmates who remembered the previous efforts insisted that officials restart the program.

This time, the fund-raising was even more successful.

Bizarro Earth

Longstanding sexual abuse in Tinseltown

It's been commonplace throughout tinseltown's history. The so-called casting couch has been around for the past century, producers and other industry executives demanding sexual favors for roles in films, aspiring actors and experienced ones pressured to submit.

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is no aberration. Countless other film executives act the same way, now and earlier throughout the industry's history, the tip of the iceberg alone reported.

Hollywood moguls want sexual abuse incidents suppressed. Amy Berg's 2014 documentary "An Open Secret" discussed film industry underage victims of sexual exploitation, minors especially vulnerable to predatory vultures, powerful men believing they can get away with anything and usually do.

Black Magic

Satanic looking drag queen with horns reads to little kids at Michelle Obama public library


From this promotional graphic posted by the City of Long Beach one can see the targeted audience was very young children.
The Michelle Obama Public Library in Long Beach, California hosted a satanic looking drag queen on Saturday who read books to young children as part of the library's celebration LGBTQ History Month.

The shocking photo of a man dressed as a female demon with giant horns on his head reading to little children at a public library was posted to Twitter and Facebook by the Long Beach Library but taken down after a huge outpouring of critical replies, including from GOP Congressional candidate Omar Navarro. It also got the approval of the Church of Satan.

Heart - Black

Psycho mom accused of killing her babies by cooking them alive in oven

An Atlanta mom is accused of killing her 1- and 2-year-old sons by cooking them alive in an oven - and then sending their father footage of the grisly aftermath.

Investigators say Lamora Williams crammed the boys - Ke'Younte Penn, 2, and Ja'Karter Williams,1 - in the oven some time between midnight Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

The official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Williams called the boys' father, Jameel Penn, Friday night to show him live video of the crime scene - including the children lying burned on the floor - which prompted him to call 911.

Dollar

Time for justice: First Nations go to court seeking increase of $4 treaty annuity payments that have remained stagnant since 1874

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Native American Encampment on Lake Huron (oil on canvas, c 1845, by Paul Kane). In 1850, the indigenous people living on the shores of Lake Huron signed a treaty with Britain.
When the fur-trader-turned-politician William Benjamin Robinson pulled up to the shores of the river that links Lake Superior and Lake Huron in 1850, his mission was clear: he was to gain access to as much of the vast territory around him as possible.

Acting on behalf of Queen Victoria, Robinson soon launched into formal negotiations with the indigenous people who lived in what would later become north-eastern Ontario in Canada.

Robinson treated with nearly two dozen communities whose connection to the land stretched back millennia.

Few of them could read, write or speak English fluently, but the two sides eventually struck a deal: in exchange for access to more than 35,700 square miles of land, Robinson offered hunting and fishing rights - and an annual payment equivalent to C$2 (£1.20/$1.60) per person each year.

In 1874, the payment was increased to C$4 a year. Since then, it has remained stagnant.

Now, 167 years after the Robinson Huron Treaty was signed, the document - and its original intent - is at the heart of a landmark legal challenge playing out in Ontario.

Bug

Plane infestation: Mother and daughter ravaged by bedbugs on British Airways flight from Vancouver


Seven-year-old Molly Reid was left with sores, ruining the family holiday
A MUM has hit out at British Airways claiming she and her daughter, 7, were left bleeding after being ravaged by BED BUGS during a flight to London Heathrow.

Heather Szilagyi, 38, told how she saw the critters crawling out from behind her in-flight TV frames and food tray during the journey.

Although she discreetly flagged the issue to cabin crew, she said they were unable to re-seat her, her fiance Eric Neilson and her daughter Molly Reid, 7.

She told The Sun Online the experience has ruined their trip after they spent hours washing themselves, their clothes and tending to their sores.

Heather, from Vancouver, Canada, said: "It's been really frustrating, this has been horrible and its really ruined our trip."

The incident occurred while the trio were aboard a BA flight departing Vancouver on Monday night.

Fire

Seven injured, one person missing after oil platform explodes on Lake Pontchartrain, LA


Flames from oil platform explosion on Lake Ponchartrain
A platform exploded in Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday evening (Oct. 15) near St. Charles Parish and north Kenner, according to Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor. Seven people were injured in the explosion, according to Kenner Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kriss Fortunato, and authorities believe an eighth person is still missing.

Search and rescue operations were ongoing Sunday at about 10:15 p.m. Rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch at the end of Williams Boulevard, McGregor said, and authorities asked that residents avoid the area as much as possible.

Five of those injured were taken to the University Medical Center and two to East Jefferson General Hospital, according to Mike Guillot, director of East Jefferson Emergency Medical Services. The five who were brought to UMC "have blast type injuries and burns" and are in critical condition, he said, and the two at East Jefferson are stable.


Document

Rose McGowan destroys ex Weinstein lawyer Lisa Bloom - says she offered her $millions to shut up about her rape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lisa Bloom.
Lisa Bloom.

Your very name makes my stomach clench with a stressed tightness that takes my breath away. As does your mercenary act of depravity. Did you think of how it would affect victims to see you champion a rapist? How it felt to those you once "fought for," for them to know that you used them. You remember them right? They were the victims of assaults, women you'd previously helped. You lied to those hurt women and hid your true character. You wanted a shortcut to fame. You sold your book to be made into a mini-series, where you'd be the next Erin Brokovich, right?

But your avarice has taken you down. And I am glad.

You cannot spin your gaslighting web on us, the public, and have it remove TRUTH.

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