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'Salaries' that Daesh terrorists get for their atrocities

© Flickr/ Day Donaldson
Sputnik published a unique document that contains data about the salaries of Daesh terrorists. The document was found by the Iraqi federal police in the western part of Mosul.

According to the document, payments differ depending on the family status of a Daesh militant as well as the number of children in the family.

Single militants receive the lowest salary, about 72 dollars, or 95,000 Iraqi dinars.

By contrast, Abu Jana, who was born in 1991, married and a father of three children, received 184 dollars in the past month. A militant listed as Abu Nasser, born in 1962, married and father of six children, received 256 dollars.

Heart - Black

Subhuman conditions: America's largest women's prison goes without water for days

© Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Florida's Lowell Correctional Institution, which holds female offenders between the ages of 14 and 24, as well as pregnant women, has been without running water for several days. Some inmates have reportedly had to pay for drinking water.

Weekend storms caused damage to the prison's water pumps, said Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) officials. The geothermal line, which helps cool the non-air conditioned prison, was also damaged.

Over 2,000 inmates were left without running water for days until part of the supply was repaired on Tuesday. Officials say the water is not drinkable until more tests have been made.

"The test and waiting period are to ensure the water is safe to drink. Until then, drinking water is being brought in continuously," said Ashley Cook, press secretary for the FDOC.

Some inmates have told friends and relatives they have had to pay for drinking water, the Miami Herald reported on Monday.

"They say they're bringing water in, but they're telling the girls they have to buy it off the canteen,'' a former Lowell inmate wrote on Facebook.

Comment: This isn't the first time Lowell Correctional Institution has been in the news. Various complaints have been filed concerning sexual abuse by guards.
'It's like a predator's playground': Reports of rampant abuse at one of America's largest women's prisons

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This has to stop! San Diego cops employ K-9 in a brutal attack on a handcuffed man

An extremely graphic and disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook this week showing San Diego police officers allowing a K9 to maul a handcuffed man.

The horrifying video begins as the man is on the ground in handcuffs. Instead of the officers attempting to get the dog off the man, two of them hold him down as the K9 tears into his forearm.

No commands to get the K9 to release are given and there is absolutely no reason to even have the dog near him.

Exactly why police were apprehending the man remains unclear as The Free Thought Project's calls to the San Diego police department have not been returned. However, it doesn't matter what the man did prior to being mauled by the K9 as he was in handcuffs, face down on the ground, and posed absolutely no threat to anyone.

The video, taken and uploaded by Facebook user Angel Nunez, was posted with the following description.
So today at work I was able to capture this go down. This K-9 officer had no control of his K-9. There is something definitely wrong with this picture. The officer doesn't seem to have the proper training. Also that dog is not well trained......


Two homes destroyed, 50 damaged by explosion in northern Illinois

© H. Rick Bamman
A Marengo home exploded; the blast also destroyed a neighboring home, left eight to 10 more houses uninhabitable and sent two people to the hospital about 5 a.m. Sunday.

Marengo Fire Chief Bob Bradbury said at least 30 additional homes in the neighborhood were affected by debris. A damage estimate wasn't immediately available.

"We haven't grasped that," Bradbury said. "We have a crew of building inspectors going around right now looking at the damages."

The owners of the home that exploded weren't inside at the time of the incident, but there were animals inside, Bradbury said.


UK House of Lords' Committee: EU anti-migrant mission in Mediterranean led to more illegal migration & deaths

© Ismail Zitouny / Reuters
The EU-led Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea has failed, the UK House of Lords' committee has found. The mission has only led to soaring of illegal migrant flows to Europe and "tragic increase in deaths" at sea.

Operation Sophia, launched in 2015 by the EU as a means to stop human smuggling in the Southern Central Mediterranean and "prevent the further loss of life at sea" failed to achieve its goal, according to the UK House of Lords' EU Committee report published on Wednesday.

The committee found that the migrant flows have only increased since the beginning of the operation, with a spike by 19 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2016.
"Irregular migration into Europe on the central Mediterranean route increased by 18 percent in 2016, and by another 19 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to 2016," the report says.
The committee further stated that "a naval mission is the wrong tool to tackle irregular migration" as the latter starts onshore. The report says that "once the boats have set sail, it is too late to undermine the business of people smuggling."


Fourth decapitated cat found in a week in Portland, Oregon

© Joelle
A Portland woman says she found a decapitated cat in her backyard Thursday morning.

This follows at least two similar reports earlier this week of people finding decapitated cats, also in SE Portland.

A woman named Joelle said she found her 3-year-old cat named Button decapitated at SE Salmon Street and 28th Avenue Sunday evening. Josh Bartoemay reported he also found a decapitated and gutted cat while delivering mail in the neighborhood last weekend.

And Thursday, a woman who lives near SE Division and 142nd Avenue says she found a decapitated cat with its organs removed in her yard. On the same day, yet another decapitated cat was found at SE Powell Boulevard and 160th Avenue.


Former Secret Service agent defends Trump Jr., slams Killary in tweet stream

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino and Hillary Clinton
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is loving the liberal hypocrisy.

On Tuesday, Bongino chimed in on Donald Trump Jr.'s email release, in which the Trump's oldest son came under fire for meeting with a Russian lawyer for opposition research on Hillary Clinton.

Bongino, now a conservative commentator, posted a series of tweets in response to Trump Jr.'s email release.

And they are brutal. Here are his comments on the matter:

Comment: The real collusion story: Ukraine conspired with Hillary Clinton to meddle in US elections


Buddhist monk sentenced in Germany for molesting young boys

© Claro Cortes / Reuters
A Buddhist priest, convicted of over 25 counts of sexual abuse, has been sentenced to seven years and nine months behind bars in Germany. His victims over 15 years were seven boys, aged four to 13.

The 62-year-old man, identified as Hans D. [AP] or Genpo D. [Suddeutsche Zeitung] for privacy reasons, was convicted in Augsburg state court, the dpa news agency reported.

The monk also took pornographic photos of his victims, and possessed other child pornography, AP reported.

The man admitted to his crimes going back to 2001, so the case will be a speedy trial and it means that his victims won't appear in court.

The Buddhist's crimes were revealed in July 2016, when a woman reported to the Criminal Investigation Department. She claimed she had approached the clergyman because she was seeking help: her husband had died, and the priest offered his help. An affair began, but the priest abused her two sons. In particular, he repeatedly had oral intercourse with the children, and took obscene pictures using his smartphone, that "show off the naked sex parts," according to the prosecution, as cited by Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Comment: Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim: pedophiles aren't choosy, just so long as it puts them in a position of authority by which to groom and exploit young children. There is a class of civilizations going on. But it's not one between religions. It's a clash between the wolves and the sheep within all groups: religion, nation, race, gender.


Museum restoration project unearths wine cases nearly as old as the US

© David J. Del Grande/NJ Advance Media via AP
A restoration project at Liberty Hall Museum's wine cellar unearthed spirits 221 years old that had been shipped to the sleepy Elizabethtown cottage shortly after the American Revolution.

During the six-month revamp, the museum discovered almost three cases of Madeira wine from 1796 and about 42 demijohns from the 1820s.

Some of the original Madeira stock was shipped to the second generation who lived at Liberty Hall, in anticipation of John Adams' presidency. Although Liberty Hall President John Kean was well aware of the wine collection, he couldn't have imagined its historical significance.

"We knew there was a lot of liquor down here, but we had no idea as to the age of it," said Kean, first cousin to New Jersey's former governor. "I think the most exciting part of it was to find liquor, or Madeira in this case, that goes back so far. And then trying to trace why it was here and who owned it."

Red Flag

Week of Hate: Mosque in Tennessee and Jewish-owned building in Brooklyn vandalized

© Hikind News / YouTube
In Brooklyn, New York, someone drew dozens of swastikas into freshly poured cement in front of a building owned by Jewish people. In Tennessee, a mosque was vandalized with offensive words written on walls and bacon wrapped on its door handles.

Authorities in both states are investigating the acts of vandalism as hate crimes. A surveillance video, published Tuesday, showed a man carving nearly 30 swastikas into the still-wet cement over the weekend.

The apartment building is under construction and the owners, who are Jewish, had just poured the cement for a new sidewalk before they left Friday evening. They said they came back Monday morning and saw all the damage, according to WNBC.

"I was shocked. That's disgusting," a long-time resident of the neighborhood, Anat Bajtel, told the channel. "My mother-in-law is a Holocaust survivor and seeing something like that is unbelievable."