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Obama constructing security wall around new DC residence to keep the 'deplorables' at a safe distance

© John Gress / Reuters
It turns out Barack Obama does believe in building protective walls — for himself.

Photos were published on Wednesday showing crews erecting brick pillars and fencing around the Northwest DC property the soon-to-be former First Family will inhabit for the next two years.


One photo shows a six-foot wall of bricks and fence with an opening for the driveway.

Stop

Don't mess with poppy: Grandfather fights off woman attempting to kidnap his 3yo granddaughter at a California park

© Auburn Police Dept.
Lindsay Frasher is being held at a county jail on $210,000 bail.
Don't mess with poppy!

A California woman is charged on one count of kidnapping after she attempted to abduct a young girl from her grandfather at the Ashford Park in Auburn.

Lindsay Frasher, 28, reportedly approached the 3-year-old girl near the duck pond inside the park, where she referred to the child by a made-up first name and proceeded to pick her up.

According to The Washington Post, the child's grandfather was right next to her during the time of the frightening incident and in a panic, he wrapped his arms around her and clenched onto her.

Info

Missouri college student goes missing after texting boyfriend about early morning traffic stop

© MissingCases via Twitter
Toni Anderson, 20, was last seen driving her 2014 black Ford Focus in Kansas City.
Missouri police are hunting for a college student who went missing early Sunday morning after she texted her boyfriend that she had been pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

Toni Anderson, a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, was pulled over just after 4:15 a.m. Sunday after a Kansas City police officer busted her for an illegal lane change.

Minutes later, she texted her boyfriend that she had been pulled over — and then stopped responding.

"She's a great person, really nice. We're all worried sick for her," Pete Sanchez, Anderson's boyfriend, told Fox 4. "Every time I leave the house, I hope the next face I see in public is going to be her."

Bizarro Earth

UK: Man declared 'fit for work' by Jobcentre dies on way home from assessment


Lawrence Bond
A MAN collapsed and died in the street after being ruled "fit to work" and forced to sign on.

Lawrence Bond, 56, suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after leaving Kentish Town Jobcentre on Thursday. His sister, Iris Green, said that he was in obvious "physical distress" when he arrived at the offices in Kentish Town Road, adding that staff are faced with an "awful dilemma".

"I do feel really sorry for the people who dealt with him," said Ms Green. "They face an awful dilemma of being the people responsible for ­collecting signatures for people signing on as fit for work, even when they can see people are very sick."


Comment: In order to survive in our ponerized society many choose the option of becoming like their oppressors: Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes


Comment: Also see:


Bizarro Earth

Shameful and Embarrassing Maxine Waters: Kremlin Invented Term 'Crooked Hillary'! (Video)


Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave
You know things are getting silly when the 'Russians hacked the election' crowd gets, or lets the Black Political Caucus carry water for them.

It's too fantastical to be believed, but it happened.

MLK would have been unhappy about this. He spoke out against whack-job militarism and the security state had him killed. It is very doubtful that any of this occurs to Waters as she shills for them.

Comment: "She really comes across like somebody's dumb grandma who is discussing things she doesn't really understand, imperfect grammar and all."


People

'Stop Operation Soros' movement begins in Macedonia

© Bob Strong / Reuters
A new initiative, Stop Operation Soros (SOS), dedicated to countering the influence of American billionaire activist George Soros, has been launched in Macedonia.

In a press conference on Tuesday, the founders of the group called on all "free-minded citizens," regardless of ethnicity or religion, to join them in the "fight against one-mindedness in the civil sector, which is devised and led by George Soros," the Vecer newspaper reported. The movement says it will first focus on uncovering 'subversive' activities by Soros-funded NGOs.

Comment: Poor George is feeling the heat:


Sheriff

Charges against elderly deaf man beaten by cops have been dropped because cost of trial would be too high


Pearl Pearson Jr.
Police officers assaulting or even killing deaf people for being unable to hear their commands is a tragic reality. Pearl Pearson Jr. has learned that reality the hard way. For nearly seven minutes, Pearson, 64-years-old at the time and diabetic was beaten and arrested by police officers as they yelled at him to stop resisting.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers, Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes were the two officers that were involved in what an affidavit claims was a 7-minute altercation.

When the original incident happened on January 3, 2014, police refused to release the video. However, weeks later, after the media frenzy died down, police quietly released the dashcam. The disturbing video shows troopers yelling at Pearson and drag him from the vehicle.

He was dragged from the vehicle in spite of the fact that he did everything he was supposed to as a deaf driver, according to his family.

According to Pearson's family, Pearl pulled over and rolled down his window expecting an officer to ask for this identification. An officer struck him in the face before Pearl had the chance to do anything.

The photos of his swollen and bruised face clearly show the result of the police action.

Comment: This District Attorney has his priorities all mixed up. See also: Cops beat a deaf man for seven minutes because he didn't respond to their yelling


Rainbow

Gay Indian man beaten and threatened with 'corrective rape' by his own family

© Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters
Gay rights activists wave flags and shout slogans as they attend protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi
A young man in India has been beaten and threatened with rape after his family found out he was living with his gay partner.

According to the India Times, the young man known as 'Sanjoy' was subjected to a string of physical and emotional abuse from his family in the city of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, in West Bengal. After his parents found out that Sanjoy, in his early 20s, is gay and living with his partner, they hired local thugs to beat him and torment him psychologically.

Koninika Roy from the Humsafar Trust, a Mumbai-based advocacy group for LGBT rights, also said that the parents tried to send him to a doctor to "cure" him of his homosexuality, and when the doctor refused they considered forcing him to undergo "corrective rape" therapy.

Corrective rape is a crime perpetrated on members of the LGBT community to 'punish' them for their sexuality. In some cases it might be facilitated by members of the family in an attempt to force the victim back into their traditional gender role.

"Violence against the LGBTQ community is extremely common in India. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the fact that same sex behavior is criminalized in the country means that homosexuals cannot live freely," Roy told the India Times. "The story of this gay couple is just one of the examples of how the LGBTQ community is treated in India."

Briefcase

Trump's nominee to EPA says human impact on climate change 'needs more debate'

© Joshua Roberts / Reuters
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, disagrees with the president-elect that climate change is 'hoax,' but says the human impact on the phenomenon needs more debate.

During his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Pruitt told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works,"science tells us the climate is changing and human activity in some matter impacts that change."

"The ability to measure and purse the degree and the extent of that impact and what to do about it are subject to continuing debate and dialogue," Pruitt added.

Quenelle

Chinese billionaire: "US wasted trillions on warfare instead of investing in infrastructure"


Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group
Alibaba founder Jack Ma fired a shot at the United States in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Ma was asked by CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin about the U.S. economy in relation to China, since President-elect Donald Trump has been talking about imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports.

Ma says blaming China for any economic issues in the U.S. is misguided. If America is looking to blame anyone, Ma said, it should blame itself.