Killer of Whittier police officer was on 'early release' from jail, linked to other East LA murder same day
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:10 UTC
Just after 8:00am Monday, Boyer and Officer Patrick Hazel both responded to a traffic accident in separate patrol cars. When the officers asked the suspect to exit his vehicle, he pulled out a semiautomatic pistol and began firing at them.
Boyer and Hazel returned fire, injuring the suspect before backup came.
After other officers arrived, Boyer and Hazel were rushed to the hospital, where Boyer was pronounced dead. Hazel and the suspect were both reported in stable condition and are expected to survive. The suspect was taken into custody after being treated.
Oliver Stone outlines 'hundreds of thousands of lives lost' thanks to US imperialism during WGA speech
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:36 UTC
Accepting the Laurel Award at the ceremony, he reminded younger filmmakers: "You can be critical of your government and your society.
"You don't have to fit in. It's fashionable now to take shots at Republicans and Trump and avoid the Obamas and Clintons. But remember this: In the 13 wars we've started over the last 30 years and the $14 trillion we've spent, and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have perished from this earth, remember that it wasn't one leader, but a system, both Republican and Democrat. Call it what you will: the military industrial money media security complex. It's a system that has been perpetuated under the guise that these are just wars justifiable in the name of our flag that flies so proudly."
Comment: Oliver Stone is a celebrity who is willing to put his career on the line in order to speak truth to power. For his latest work, check out:
Ukraine on Fire: The Oliver Stone documentary the US Empire doesn't want you to see
Ukraine on Fire has the same potential and could make a contribution that even goes beyond what the Davis film did because there was very little new information in Hearts and Minds. Especially for American and Western European audiences, Ukraine on Fire could be revelatory in that it offers a historical explanation for the deep divisions within Ukraine and presents information about the current crisis that challenges the mainstream media's paradigm, which blames the conflict almost exclusively on Russia.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:21 UTC
The teenager, identified only as "Mohammad J" by RTL News, was arrested at an asylum shelter in the city in September. Authorities described him as a "serious threat" at the time, according to AFP.
According to police, the 16-year-old's mobile phone showed he had been in touch with an IS contact abroad, and had expressed a willingness to carry out an attack.
Prosecutors speaking at the trial on Monday said that investigators also found online chat messages on the phone which included "concrete instructions" on how to build an explosive device.
The attack took place in the northwest Istanbul district of Fatih where provincial government offices, authorities, including the governor's office, police headquarters and the metropolitan municipality are based.
Comment: Updates to follow.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:10 UTC
Human Rights Watch (HRW) researchers interviewed a number of women who fled the Daesh-controlled town of Hawija, to the northern city of Kirkuk. While HRW and the United Nations have previously documented extensive sexual abuses carried out by Daesh against Yazidi women, including the execution of 250 girls who refused to be sex slaves, this is the first time such abuses have been detected among the Sunni community.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:04 UTC
I only hope aliens from an advanced civilization aren't able to access our Internet. Surely, if they saw this, or pretty much anything else that gets posted to the internet on a daily basis, they'd correctly surmise that we are a race of dangerous lunatics. Their only recourse at that point would be to incinerate us with their alien Death Ray.
On second thought, maybe I do hope they can access our internet.
The article tells us about a woman named Steph Gongora who takes inspiring Instagram videos of herself bleeding into her pants while she does yoga poses. Her latest video has this caption:
"I am a woman, therefore, I bleed. It's messy, it's painful, it's terrible and it's beautiful. And yet, you wouldn't know. Because I hide it. I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight-lipped, painted-on smile... Hundreds of years of culture have made us embarrassed to bleed, have left us feeling dirty and ashamed..."
Comment: Liberalism once purported to stand for human values. However, Western society as it is today shows it values the absence of values most of all. The fringe and the degenerate are placed on pedestals. People now demand respect for a lack of basic human decency. A society centered on deterioration will get the very thing it seeks.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:01 UTC
The pictures, published Monday by Mexican website Blog Del Narco, which often breaks cartel-related news, show people brandishing machine guns and setting them up inside vehicles. The author published them next to an account of the ongoing 'war' in Sinaloa, home to the cartel once led by Guzman.
Since Mexico's top drug kingpin was extradited, gunfights in broad daylight have rocked Sinaloa in a power struggle that is a reminder of how hard it is to crush the country's drug cartels.
Comment: For more on Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, see: El Chapo Guzmán, Washington's Drug Problem, and the North American Police State
New Eastern Outlook
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:01 UTC
For decades, smearing Beijing, while negating its greatness, has been one of the most effective weapons used by the US and Europe in their cultural anti-revolutionary war against all those great independent nations of the planet, especially China.
For those who want to taste the reality, the best advice would be: enter Beijing and let Beijing speak for itself, without an intermediary or 'interpreter'. But could it be done? Aren't biases already too deeply engrained in the psyche of most of the people worldwide, people that are bombarded by professional disinformation campaigns manufactured by the Empire and its mouthpieces?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:21 UTC
According to KTNV-TV, 18 employees at Nashville's Bradley Coatings were fired after they informed their supervisors on Wednesday they were missing work the next day to attend the nationwide protest, "A Day Without Immigrants."
The protest sought to show the significance that immigrants play in the U.S. workforce while protesting President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
However, on Thursday when the employees didn't show up to work, they learned that they had been terminated.
The Wall Street Journal
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:19 UTC
Teens have been hanging out online for 20 years, but in 2017 they're doing it on group video chat apps, in a way that feels like the real thing, not just a poor substitute. Ranging in age from adolescents to their early 20s—the group loosely defined as "Generation Z"—these young people are leaving the apps open, in order to hang out casually with peers in a trend some call "live chilling."
This phenomenon is made possible by the sudden ubiquity of video chat, in messaging apps such as Kik and Facebook Messenger, as well as stand-alone apps including Houseparty, Fam, Tribe, Airtime and ooVoo.
Houseparty, which launched in February 2016, says it reached one million daily active users within seven months. Fam, launched in December 2016, reached a million downloads within 12 days, says co-founder and chief executive Giuseppe Stuto.