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Heart - Black

Chicago police assault, and threaten to tase, man with baby in his arms

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A federal lawsuit claims that a Chicago police officer threatened to use a Taser on a man who was holding a baby boy in his arms, and warned him that the one-year-old would feel the electricity.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims that the entire incident was caught by a security camera, and it names the city and several police officers as defendants, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Cesar Carrizales said that during the October incident, he was approached by officers in an alleyway near his garage, who then demanded that he put his son down on a filthy alleyway. He told the officers that the mother of the son, Theresa Cmiel, would take his child.

Heart - Black

13 y.o. and her mother charged in the stabbing death of teen girl in neighborhood fight

DeKayla Dansberry
© ABC 7DeKayla Dansberry
A 13-year-old Chicago girl was charged with first degree murder Tuesday after allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old track star to death.

The teenager appeared before a Juvenile Court judge Tuesday afternoon, CBS Chicago station WMMB reported. Prosecutors said the girl, who is not being named because she is a juvenile, left home with the knife Saturday and stabbed DeKayla Dansberry in the chest.

According to prosecutors, the suspect returned home and washed the knife in the sink and later told two witnesses, "I killed her, I killed her."

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House

California continues its crackdown on tiny houses for the homeless

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Personal liberty is under attack in so many areas of American society, and combined with a faltering economy, people are in greater need than ever of finding ways to survive economically while still maintaining basic freedoms.

The tiny house movement is one of the many creative ways in which people are out-smarting the matrix of consumerism and debt. Recently, however, we reported on the federal government's attempts through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make owning and living in a tiny home more difficult for those who wish to do so.

It seems this is an important issue for many, and even the infamous website Snopes, in it's typical mainstream, 'nothing to see here folks,' fashion, has chimed in on this debate claiming that concern over the HUD's updated regulations are simply false, citing various interpretations of the new HUD regulatory changes to make their case.

Comment: Despicable and heartless.


Pills

TTIP is a threat to Europe's elderly: American medical care system shows why

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The most obvious approach to look at how European care for the elderly will evolve is to project technological trends and the costs of people living longer as diagnostic equipment, drug treatments and other medical science continues to improve. This kind of projection shows a rising cost to society of pensions and health care, because a rising proportion of the aging population is retiring. How will economies pay for it?

I want to point to some special problems that are looming on the political front. I assume that the reason you have invited me from America is that my country has been doing just about everything wrong in its health care. Its experience may provide an object lesson for what Europe should avoid (and indeed, has avoided up to this point).

For starters, privatization is much more expensive than European-style Single Payer public health care. Monopoly prices also are higher. And of course, fraud is a problem.

America's Obamacare and health insurance laws have been written by political lobbyists for special interests. So has the TTIP: Transatlantische Handelsabwollen. Since George W. Bush, the U.S. Government has been prohibited from bargaining for low bulk prices from the pharmaceutical companies. Most Americans think that Health Management Organizations (HMOs) are rife with corruption and billing fraud. The insurance sector has made a killing by spending a great deal of money on bureaucratic techniques to reject patients who seem likely to require expensive health care. Doctors need to hire specialists working full time just to fill out the paperwork. Error is constant, and any visit to the doctor, even for a simple annual checkup, requires many hours by most patients on the phone with their insurance company to correct over-billing.

Fire

Alaskan citizens help police free man from car wreck moments before it bursts into flames (VIDEO)

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Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged online showing several Alaskan citizens helping a police officer free a man trapped in a burning car, despite the clear risk to their own safety.

Anchorage police officer Mitchell Veenstra attended the scene of the crash on Sunday and found an overturned car, engulfed in flames, and the trapped driver, whose arm was trapped underneath the door.

Megaphone

Pope Francis criticizes West for forcing "democracy" on Iraq and Libya

Pope Francis
© REUTERS/TONY GENTILEPope Francis
Pope Francis criticized Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous political cultures, according to an interview published on Monday.

Speaking to France's Roman Catholic newspaper, La Croix, Francis also said Europe should better integrate migrants and praised the election of the new Muslim mayor of London as an example of where this had been successful.

"Faced with current Islamist terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too Western was exported to countries where there was a strong power, as in Iraq, or Libya, where there was a tribal structure," he said.

"We cannot advance without taking these cultures into account," the pope said.

"As a Libyan said recently, 'We used to have one Gaddafi, now we have fifty", Francis said in reference to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who was deposed and killed in 2011.

Comment: The reality is that what the West terms as "spreading democracy" is really just a euphemism for taking a nation that doesn't follow the Empire's orders and turning it into a subservient client state. The elites don't care about destroying governments that were good for the people like in Libya and the ensuing cultural destruction caused by proxy terrorists like ISIS taking over. They just demand more money and power and everything that achieves that is a means to an end, just collateral damage that the elites could care less about.


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Cast and crew of Brazilian film stage red carpet protest of Brazilian coup at Cannes Film Festival

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© ReutersDirector Kleber Mendonca Filho and cast members hold placards to protest against the impeachment of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "Aquarius" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 17,2016
The cast and crew of the Brazilian film Aquarius have staged an improvised protest on the red carpet of the Cannes competition in the south of France to show support for unseated President Dilma Rousseff, denouncing her suspension as a 'coup d'état.'

Kleber Mendonca Filho, the film's writer and director, Sonia Braga the lead actress, and a number of other members of the cast and crew unveiled a selection of printed banners on the steps of Palais des Festivals ahead of their film's Tuesday premiere.

The crew decried the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff with banners reading "A coup took place in Brazil," "The world cannot accept this illegitimate government," among other slogans, while another claimed that more than 54 million votes of the Brazilian people had been "set on fire."

Evil Rays

Video captures chaotic road rage incident in Houston

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© KTRK-TVAn unidentified Texas man rams his truck into another man's car after a roadside argument
A Texas man and his daughter captured a roadside argument on video that culminated in both a physical attack and an intentional crash, KTRK-TV reported.

"I was thinking this is going to be bad," said the witness, David Dao, whose daughter recorded the incident on her cell phone on Saturday. "At that time, I knew because there's physical damage now."

The incident involved two men in a white car and a man and a woman in a truck at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) and U.S. Highway 290. The woman is seen arguing with the car's passenger before the drivers intervene. However, when the woman approaches the car again, one of the men throws a drink at her.


Handcuffs

Teacher arrested after police catch her having sex with 17yo student

Kelly Aldinger
© Matt Coughlin / Of The Morning CallKelly Aldinger, 49, a substitute teacher at Easton High School, was charged Tuesday morning with having sex with a student on May 6 in the Easton Cemetery
A married 49-year-old substitute teacher at Easton Area High School was interrupted by police while she was having sex with a 17-year-old boy in the Easton Cemetery this month, police said.

Kelly Aldinger, formerly of Easton, was charged with institutional sexual assault Tuesday morning before District Judge Daniel Corpora. He ordered Aldinger held on $50,000 bail pending a hearing scheduled for May 31.

Corpora said he would consider lowering Aldinger's bail after she is interviewed by pretrial services at the prison. Her contract as a temporary substitute at the high school was terminated, her attorney, Josh Fulmer, said following Aldinger's court appearance.

Her employer, Source4Teachers, released a statement that she has been "indefinitely suspended" from working in any districts that contract with the company.

Quenelle

Resist tyranny: Let your life be a friction to stop the machine



Comment: The maker of this video rightfully points out the destructive nature of predatory capitalism, but it is not the heart of the problem. The chief reason for the destruction that has been wrought upon the world by the American Empire is that it is controlled by psychopaths. If we want our lives to be a friction to stop the machine we must gain knowledge of these intra-species predators and how they can manipulate us, actively seek the truth behind their lies, and share this information with others.



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Nightmare and insanity are akin: mysterious and involuntary states that skew and distort objective reality. One wakens from nightmare; from insanity there is no awakening.

Whether Americans live in the one state or the other is the paramount question of this era.

For two hundred years Americans have been indoctrinated with a mythology created, imposed and sustained by a manipulating cabal: the financial elite that built its absolute control on the muscle and blood, good will, ignorance and credulity, of its citizenry.

America began with the invasion of a populated continent and the genocide of its native people. Once solidly established, it grafted enslavement of another race onto that base.

With those two pillars of state firmly in place it declared itself an independent nation in a document that nobly proclaimed the equality of all mankind.

In that act of monumental hypocrisy America's myth had its beginning.

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