Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:29 UTC
Wang, who is in his 60s, began to pursue this case after his home and the surrounding farmland were flooded with toxic waste from Qihua in 2001. The 2001 Qiqihar Angang River District Council minutes reveal a mayoral determination that the polluted land could not be used for a "long time," the People's Daily said.
The Qihua plant created a "71-acre wasteland with calcium carbide residue and a 478-acre pond with its liquid waste," according to the Daily Mail. It released 15,000 to 20,000 tons of annual waste.
"I knew I was in the right, but I did not know what law the other party had broken or whether or not there was evidence," Wang said.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:08 UTC
"The film titled Russia's Hooligan Army shot and broadcast by BBC Two with the Russia-hosted 2018 FIFA World Cup in mind is quite shocking. One gets the impression that its goal is to sow fear in British society and warn the fans against travelling to Russia," the embassy said in a statement.
The documentary is based on "edited footage" of clashes involving "violent Russian fans" in Marseille, according to the embassy.
"The filmmakers from the government-funded channel [BBC] did their best to discredit Russia and the forthcoming  World Cup," it said, adding that a similar campaign had been launched prior to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
The embassy also noted that people "prone to violence exist in every society."
Comment: The relentless and almost surreal drive of the Western Empire to demonize and propagandize Russia continues.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:27 UTC
Russia was chosen by residents Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey as the main guarantor of their security. In case of an attack, all these countries want to see Russian forces fighting on their side, the survey revealed.
The poll comes as US Defense Secretary James Mattis threatened to cut US defense commitments unless all NATO members met the spending target.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:11 UTC
He brought search dogs and a team of volunteers with him, but his main set of tools are his visions.
Griffin is a self-proclaimed psychic detective. Shunning the crystal ball, tarot cards and tea leaves of his fellow intuitives, he says he uses his psychic powers to solve crimes.
"I've worked on ... about a 100 cases overall," Griffin said.
He says he's built a business out of bringing the paranormal into police work, charging up to $250 an hour for his investigative work.
He recently worked a missing person's case that gripped the nation. Kelsie Schelling, 21, was eight weeks pregnant and disappeared in February 2013 after making a late night drive from her home in Denver to see her boyfriend in Pueblo, Colorado. Her family never saw or heard from her again.
Four years after her unsolved disappearance, Schelling's mother Laura Saxton is still searching for her daughter and is grateful for Griffin's help.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:45 UTC
Many years ago in the USA, for example, much money was poured into education by the Rockefeller-created National Education Association, with the help of the Carnegie Foundation and later on the Ford Foundation. The result of the efforts of such organizations can be seen worldwide today in the real purpose of the education system which is to teach children and young people: 1) Reward comes from accurate memory recall from heavy repetition. 2) Non-compliance will be punished. 3) Acceptance that 'truth' and what is 'real' comes from authority.
Thus, the real purpose of the education system is to cultivate conformity and prohibit critical thinking about anything of real importance.
Starting at 4 years old (and what could be a better age to start a mass indoctrination?)and finishing by the time an individual comes out of the education system, some 12 years plus on, children have had more than their fair share of programming and brainwashing, and as a result are unable to really think for themselves. Moreover, any genuine outside-of-the-box thinking with significant potential humanitarian or Mother Earth-friendly benefit is ignored, quashed, ridiculed or suppressed by the influence of those hidden controllers if it is perceived as a threat to any of their businesses.
But, as Einstein said, 'real thinking is to think the unthinkable...'
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:12 UTC
The chain began at the site where Pope Francis gave his speech at Cruz del Migrante on the banks of the Río Grande a year ago, in which he decried forced migration as a "human tragedy."
The Free Thought Project
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:20 UTC
When prosecutor Michael O'Malley first took office last month, he began looking into hundreds of cases marked 'inactive' in the computer system. As he began reviewing those cases, he found dozens of instances of rape and sexual assault cases involving children that he said prosecutors "ignored."
"There was a conscious decision (by prosecutors) to make some of these cases inactive," O'Malley said. "It's outrageous."
O'Malley has discovered around 70 cases so far, but because there are more than 1,900 cases in the system, he expects to find even more.
The incompetence and sheer failure of prosecutors to close these cases are more glaring than the thousands of rape kits that are collecting dust in police departments across the state as many of these cases involve an actual confession from the suspect.
Comment: This child sex abuse coverups are nothing new. Police all over the world have been implicated.
- VIP child sex abuse: 14 new corruption inquiries leveled against London police - accused of coverup
- US: Child Sex Abuse Cover Up Going On Across The Country
Tested for your safety: Book publishers hire 'sensitivity readers' to flag potentially offensive content
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:09 UTC
These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as "dealing with terminal illness," "racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families" or "transgender issues."
"The industry recognizes this is a real concern," said Cheryl Klein, a children's and young adult book editor and author of "The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults." Klein, who works at the publisher Lee & Low, said that she has seen the casual use of specialized readers for many years but that the process has become more standardized and more of a priority, especially in books for young readers.
Sensitivity readers have emerged in a climate - fueled in part by social media - in which writers are under increased scrutiny for their portrayals of people from marginalized groups, especially when the author is not a part of that group.
Comment: Its understandable that authors would want to portray their characters in a culturally realistic way but certain social climates, like this one, fear of offending peoples' delicate sensibilities can override an author's artistic license.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:58 UTC
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:10 UTC
The jets flew at supersonic speeds and residents were startled by the loud boom, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, said in a statement. The two fighters were able to establish communication with the aircraft. This incident occurred at about 7 p.m. ET. No further details were immediately available.
"The intent of military intercepts is to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers' instructions to land safely for follow-on action," the statement read.