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Citigroup banker found dead in bathtub with his throat slit

Shawn Miller
© William MillerPolice investigate the scene Tuesday where Shawn D. Miller (inset) was found dead in a bathtub with his throat slit.
A Citigroup banker was found dead with his throat slashed in the bathtub of his swanky downtown apartment, authorities said Wednesday.

Shawn D. Miller, Citigroup's managing director of environmental and social risk management, was discovered around 3 p.m. Tuesday by a doorman in the Greenwich Street building, law enforcement sources said.

"We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with Shawn's family at this time," said a statement sent out by Citigroup.

Comment: Do all these dead bankers know something that we don't? For more on the preponderance of murdered and suicided bankers see:

One more banker down: Liechtenstein CEO murdered in underground garage

JP Morgan executive becomes 5th banker to die in last 2 weeks

4th Financial Services Executive found dead; "From self-inflicted nail-gun wounds"

Young banker's suicide becomes twelfth in financial world this year

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'Anti-offshore' law to bring billions back to Russian economy

Russia's upper house of parliament has approved an "anti-offshore" law requiring individual and corporate taxpayers to report foreign profits. The Russian government aims to prevent capital outflow via "offshores," estimated at $200 billion in 2014.

The law requires Russian tax authorities to be notified of all foreign dealings. The government believes it will return $3.1-4.2 billion in tax revenue to the Russian state budget.

Any Russian individual or company that owns 50 percent or more of an offshore asset will have to declare profits to the tax authorities. Over time, the allowable share of ownership will decrease - in 2016 to 25 percent, and on an individual basis to 10 percent.

According to some experts, over $2 trillion has flowed offshore out of Russian jurisdiction in recent years, TASS reports. Even the most moderate estimates put the figure at between $800 million and $1 trillion.


Ebola can possibly be sexually transmitted: India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

An Ebola survivor has been quarantined in India after his semen tested positive for the virus, health officials there have announced.

The 26-year-old man, an Indian national, traveled to New Delhi from Liberia on November 10, almost two months after he was hospitalized in the West African nation after showing symptoms of the illness, India's health ministry said in a statement.

He was released from the Liberian hospital on September 30 with documents declaring him free of clinical signs linked to Ebola, the ministry added.

As a precautionary measure, Indian authorities carried out tests on his body fluids, which confirmed traces of the virus in his semen, the statement said.

"Currently, this person is not having any symptoms of the disease. However, he would be kept under isolation in the special health facility of (the) Delhi Airport Health Organization, till such time his body fluids test negative and he is found medically fit to be discharged," it said.


London school warns students about female genital mutilation, forced marriage

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© english.alarabiya.netA school in the East end of London is proactively trying to save young schoolgirls from FGM.
This article has disturbing text, photo and video. It will turn your stomach (and it should).

A school in the East end of London has started teaching young people on the prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.

"Education to young people on female genital mutilation and forced marriage is hugely important and invaluable. It is not just about legalization and having laws it's about prevention and getting to children as young as possible and explaining to them that this could happen to you," Arifa Nasim, educator and campaigner against forced marriage, told Al Arabiya News.

This week marked the start of a series of talks to young children at Frederick Bremer School in London on FGM and forced marriage.

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons."
© sankofaonline.comYoung female victim of FGM procedure, Ethiopia
FGM is practiced in many countries across the globe and is practiced by some Arab, South-East Asian and African communities.

The WHO have separated FGM into three categories; category one is the most common, the clitoris is held between the thumb and index finger, pulled and amputated with a blade. Category two the clitoris is removed but the vaginal lips may also be partially or totally removed. Category one and two are the most common types of FGM. The final category, category three is the most extensive; it involves complete removal of the clitoris, vaginal lips, also the two rounded outer folds that lie on either side of the vaginal opening are removed.

The consequences of FGM are huge, causing a life time of infection, pain and potential death to those who have it.

The Home Office, said that there are 66,000 women in the UK who have had FGM and 24,000 young girls at risk.

With primary and secondary school children being most at risk of being sent abroad by their parents to "be cut" the aim of many campaigners and activist is to educate as many teachers and children on the dangers of FGM and how to spot a child who may be at risk.

Comment: Some facts: An estimated 140 million girls and women now alive have undergone the mutilating procedure in 28 African countries, as well as in Yemen, Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia and among certain ethnic groups in South America and some immigrant communities in the West. About 3 million girls in Africa are said to be forced to undergo the procedure each year.

This happens to young girls all over the world. Even if the country they live in has outlawed it, they are flown to a country that allows it and the procedure is done without their consent. FGM is not on par with circumcision. It would be on par with a penectomy (total penis removal).

Sweden was the first Western country to outlaw FGM in 1982, followed in 1985 by the UK. In the United States it became illegal in 1997. THIS IS APPALLING!!! How many centuries has this been going on? Where is the public outrage?!!! (Hint: It is in the young girls who have no recourse other than to submit to this butchery and be ruined for life.)

It is only relatively recently that FGM has been recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The WHO issued a joint statement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) against the practice. FGM is a crime in many countries now. Although not legally binding, the UN resolution carries considerable moral and political weight. Oh WOW. Statements and resolutions. Now there is decisive action!

And, where is the legal system on this "crime? "Not a single person has been convicted for FGM in Britain. The first landmark trial of an FGM case of two men, including a doctor from London, will take place in January 2015. The doctor is being accused of carrying out the procedure on a woman after she gave birth in November 2012. And the next 3+ million girls are on the chopping block...

International Alert: NOT ENOUGH IS BEING DONE.


Insanity: Owner of pit bulls who broke into neighbor's yard and killed her dog, sues the victim

A woman whose four pit bulls attacked and killed a family's 10-year-old beagle in October is now suing the deceased dog's owner for up to $1 million in damages, according to court documents.

"I couldn't believe it," said Steve Baker, Bailey's owner. "Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won't bring Bailey back."

Justice had already been served since the tragedy, he said.

"The police took the action I wanted and declared those dogs dangerous and awareness was raised; so I decided to let it go," Baker said. "Now they're suing me for $1 million - I just can't believe it."

Getting served with a lawsuit was a complete shock, he said.

Baker and his wife were served Wednesday with the lawsuit, filed in the 405th District Court, at their home, the same place where their dog was "shaken like a rag doll" by their neighbor's four pitbulls Oct. 27.

According to court documents, Baker's neighbor and the plaintiff in the case, Emerald White, claims she was "seriously injured" after she was "unexpectedly and viciously attacked" when she entered the Baker's backyard to retrieve her dogs, which had entered through a hole in the mutual fence separating the two properties.

Comment: There are people who refuse to take responsibility for their actions, but blaming the victims of your own irresponsibility is nothing short of sociopathic. Considering the number of deadly attacks by pit bulls, it almost seems that owning one is an aggressive act in itself. At least, if you own one, you should be prepared for the consequences.
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Pew Research: India 4th largest source of illegal migrants in US

© [XinhuaActivists demonstrate for immigration reform and labor rights on a street during a rally in New York, the United States, May 1, 2013, the International Labor Day.
Even as the US debates immigration reform, a new report says four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US are Indians.

The figures of illegal immigrants in the United States has remained unchanged since 2009 at 11.2 million, says a new report by Pew Research.

India is 4th in the top five source countries of unauthorized immigrants to the US since 2005.

Reuters, on Wednesday, quoted a White House source as saying US President Barack Obama is poised to give relief from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants who are parents of US citizens or of permanent legal residents.

More than 450,000 "unauthorized" Indian immigrants were living in the US, constituting four per cent of the total illegal immigrants in the country in the year 2012.

Obama has said earlier this year that he would like to improve the US legal immigration system in a way that "makes this underground migration system less necessary." He has had a showdown with Republicans in Congress who have refused to pass legislation that would aid in fixing immigration problems.

Indian are the largest unauthorised immigrants in New Hampshire, says the Pew report.

While the Indian illegal immigrants comprise second largest population in Indiana with four per cent, the percentages in other states were Michigan (14 per cent), Minnesota (nine per cent), New Jersey (11 per cent), Ohio (11 per cent), Pennsylvania (11 per cent) and Washington (five per cent), the report said.

Indians were the third largest unauthorised immigrants in Alaska (four per cent), Arizona (two per cent), Delaware (seven per cent), Illinois (five per cent), Kansas (five per cent), Massachusetts (ten per cent), Missouri (nine per cent)and Oregon (two per cent).

Although the US population of unauthorised immigrants was stable from 2009 to 2012, the number of Mexicans in this population fell by about half a million people during those years.

Unauthorised immigrant populations from South America and from a grouping of Europe and Canada held steady between 2009 and 2012, whereas it grew slightly from Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and the rest of the world for the same period.

The top five source countries of unauthorized immigrants to the US are Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, India and Honduras.

Comment: If the research shows no real increase in illegal immigration into the US, why is there so much attention to it lately? Is it just to keep Americans divided and not paying attention to real human values?

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America's shameless "Justice" Department - The story of the Creech 14 and the ponerization of the law

© TumblrFrom MLK Jr's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

Comment: This is one case of many highlighting America's culture of corruption and lies. One critical result of believing all of these lies? Well, as Pierre Lescaudron writes in "Earth Changes: The Human-Cosmic Connection":
False information doesn't exhibit internal consistency; the individual pieces are incompatible; they don't 'resonate' with each other, they partly cancel each other, and they hinder access to any higher level of order (the law of mathematical addition).

Political language can be used, George Orwell said in 1946, "to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." In order to justify its global assassination program, the Obama administration has had to stretch words beyond their natural breaking points. For instance, any male 14 years or older found dead in a drone strike zone is a "combatant" unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving him innocent. We are also informed that the constitutional guarantee of "due process" does not imply that the government must precede an execution with a trial. I think the one word most degraded and twisted these days, to the goriest ends, is the word "imminent."

Just what constitutes an "imminent" threat? Our government has long taken bold advantage of the American public's willingness to support lavish spending on armaments and to accept civilian casualties in military adventures abroad and depletion of domestic programs at home, when told these are necessary responses to deflect precisely such threats. The government has vastly expanded the meaning of the word "imminent." This new definition is crucial to the U.S. drone program, designed for projecting lethal force throughout the world. It provides a legal and moral pretext for the annihilation of people far away who pose no real threat to us at all.

Comment: Also see:

Historical Cycles - Are we doomed to repeat the past?

Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes

Snakes in Suits

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson joins list of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault

© File 2012/InvisionJanice Dickinson
Model and TV host Janice Dickinson is adding her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

In an Entertainment Tonight interview that aired Tuesday, Dickinson said that the 1982 incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, Calif., where he was performing.

Dickinson said that she wrote about the assault in her 2002 autobiography, but that Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details. She said her new account is a "true story."

The 77-year-old Cosby, who was never criminally charged in any case, settled a civil suit in 2006 with another woman who claimed she was assaulted.

Cosby, who has remained silent, did not respond to a request for comment. His lawyer has called the renewed accusations "discredited."

Source: The Associated Press

Comment: Bill Cosby's 'Spanish Fly" routine is rather telling considering the numerous allegations that he drugged and raped several women since the 1970's.


Married same-sex couples refused housing by Christian homeless shelter

The City Union Mission in Kansas City announced that even if same-sex marriage becomes legal in both Missouri and Kansas, it would not allow same-sex couples to cohabit in its family shelter, the Kansas City Star reports.

"We are a Christian, faith-based organization that really does adhere to biblical standards," executive director Dan Doty told the Star. "Our view is that it [same-sex marriage] is inappropriate. Our intent is not to shelter same-sex couples together."

Doty acknowledged that he "knew this day would come, especially when the media would begin asking that question," and that he hopes the public understands "the can of worms this could open."

"Probably for the last three or four years this is something we have been concerned about, praying about, our board has been involved in," Doty said. "We had an October board retreat where this was a very serious topic to talk about."

However, he added, the shelter wants "to stay true to our biblical convictions, yet we do love all people. We do shelter men who are gay, and lesbian women, and transgender people, although if their birth gender is male, we require them to dress that way if they are in our men's shelter."

ThinkProgress noted that the City Union Mission does not receive any funding from the government, and is therefore not subject to city, state, or federal anti-discrimination ordinances.

Other groups, like the Salvation Army and the Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, said that they do not discriminate against anyone seeking their services, because their mission is to help the homeless.

"Our values are Catholic, but the people who come to us aren't necessarily Catholic, and we don't ask them to affirm our beliefs," Catholic Charities' communications manager Vicki Timiney said.


China: Evil aunt cuts 3-year-old nephew's penis off for bursting in on her in the bathroom

Distressing scenes: Three-year-old Qiang Qiang being carried by his parents at hospital after his aunt, Xue Paan, 37, cut his penis off when he burst in on her on the loo and asked to use her mobile phone.
  • Qiang Qiang interrupted his aunt Xue Paan as she was texting her beau
  • She stormed into the kitchen, picked up a knife, and hacked off his penis
  • Doctors were able to re-attach the appendage in emergency procedure
  • But knife was blunt and cut was not clean so he needs more treatment
A cruel aunt faces jail after she cut off her three-year-old nephew's penis because he burst in on her in the loo and asked to use her phone.

Xue Paan, 37, attacked her nephew Qiang Qiang as she was supposed to be looking after him while his mother went to visit a neighbour in Luohe, a city in Henan Province, central China. Xue was sitting on the toilet sending text messages to her boyfriend when the toddler walked in and asked if he could play a game on her mobile phone.

Instead of giving him the phone, the aunt went into the kitchen, picked up a knife, then came back and sliced off the boy's penis. She fled the house before his mother could return.

Qiang Qiang's mother Cai Tuan, 27, said: 'I had popped out to see a neighbour and was only gone 30 minutes when I heard Qiang Qiang scream. Qiang Qiang had fainted and was lying in a pool of blood. Next to him was a knife and his penis.

It was horrific. 'I ran back to the house and couldn't believe what I saw. 'Qiang Qiang had fainted and was lying in a pool of blood. 'Next to him was a knife and his penis. 'It was simply horrific. 'My sister, his aunt, had gone.'

Qiang Qiang was rushed to hospital where surgeons managed to reattach his appendage and was then sent to a specialist clinic in the capital Beijing. A hospital spokesman said: 'Unfortunately, the knife was quite blunt and the cut wasn't clean so although we reattached the boy's penis, it wasn't ideal and he had to have further treatment. 'However, he has now had three surgeries all of which have been successful and we are confident that his penis will be perfectly OK again in three months.'