The Free Thought Project
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:50 UTC
According to the Texas Tribune, many of them are minors — like Lena (17) who never found herself on the wrong side of the law. She was rescued from sex traffickers. But that's when another imprisonment occurred for her. In the fall of 2016, after police helped rescue her from her traffickers, she was booked into the county jail.
"The 17-year-old lived with two dozen women in a single room. She slept on a metal bunk and wore an oversized orange jumpsuit every day. She went to the bathroom with no privacy, using a toilet attached to the wall," the Tribune writes.
Having endured a troubled life, an abusive adoptive mom, several foster homes, only to end up running away from home, Lena found herself as the property of pimps who exploited her need for the love of a father.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:40 UTC
Mark Charles Barnett, 48, was charged with making explosive devices, hiring a man to plant them, and attempting to blow up Target stores. The federal complaint alleges the former convicted felon concocted a plan to disguise the bombs as food items and placing them in stores along the East Coast of the US, from New York to Florida.
Barnett has been charged with "possession of a firearm (destructive device) affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon," according to the US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:27 UTC
In the video footage they first say that they are going to blow themselves up and then one of them commits an attack in the west of Mosul whereas, the other in the district of Tal Afar east of Mosul.
The head of the Department of the Ministry of Yazidis and Iraqi Kurdistan Hayri Bozani told Sputnik Turkey that Daesh terrorists abduct Yazidi children and then convert them into suicide bombers by exposing them to different sorts of training.
"There are more than 1,000 Yazidi children in the hands of the terrorists right now. First of all, the jihadists convert them to Islam. Then the children are taught the basics of Shariah and are prepared to carry out terrorist attacks as suicide bombers," Bozani said.
He further said that it is currently unknown how many Yazidi children have been used as suicide bombers, but it is known that there are more than 100 children undergoing training to commit terrorist acts right now.
Comment: See also: Freed Yazidi woman tells shocking story of sexual slavery under Daesh
Mississippi city must repay $300,000 to the Federal DoJ after investigation concluded the city misspent drug forfeiture money
Tenth Amendment Center
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:02 UTC
That is the amount the city must repay the Federal Department of Justice after an investigation concluded the city misspent drug forfeiture money.
According to WLOX, the city council voted unanimously to pay back the money owed, which had been spent on city operating costs. Now, they're trying to find a solution that doesn't injure local citizens' wallets.
"I think the only way we can recoup the money so that the taxpayers are not harmed is to go after the bonds of the individuals that we feel are responsible," said Councilman Joey Boudin. "We put the bonding companies on notice to go after the mayor's bond, the deceased police chief's bond, and the two city clerks."
"We're not saying this money was mismanaged or misspent intentionally, but it was. At the end of the day, it was mismanaged. We broke every rule that the Department of Justice has laid out on this money, so somebody needs to pay," Boudin said. "The taxpayer didn't break the rule."
Comment: See also: Trump says 'no reason' to curb asset seizures by police
Libyan rendition & torture victim pledges to 'fight UK govt until the end' - forgets to mention he's an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist and John McCain's best friend
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:52 UTC
In 2004, Abdul Hakim Belhaj was kidnapped in Hong Kong with British complicity, along with his pregnant wife, and rendered back to his native Libya. He was then held and tortured by the Muammar Gaddafi regime for six years.
Speaking to Middle East Eye, Belhaj says he intends to pursue his quest for justice after the UK's top court ruled unanimously in January that he could bring a case against the UK government and Tony Blair's former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw for his role in the abduction.
Comment: For more information. Read:
Libya Tribes leader: Trump's travel restrictions justified, terrorists using fake Libyan passports to enter U.S.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:42 UTC
Mark Charles Barnett, 48, of Ocala was charged with "possession of a firearm (destructive device) affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon" after he offered an unidentified person $10,000 to put at least 10 explosives - disguised as food items - on the shelves of Target stores in New York, Florida and Virginia, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Ocala.
According to the DOJ's compaling, Barnett, a registered sex offender on probation for multiple felony kidnapping, sexual battery and grand theft counts, hatched a plan to place explosives disguised as food items in Target stores along the East Coast from Florida to New York, thinking the plot would cause the stock price for the retail giant to plummet, allowing him to buy cheap shares of the company before they rebound.
"Barnett theorized that the company's stock value would plunge after the explosions, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares of Target stock before an eventual rebound in prices" according to the criminal complaint.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:42 UTC
Britain currently spends around £12.5 billion ($15.5 billion) a year supporting developing and war-torn countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and South Sudan.
But UKIP says the aid is inadequate, does not truly alleviate poverty, leaves those receiving it dependent on support, and perpetuates bad government.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:12 UTC
Too bad they still get away with misreporting basically everything else.
Davide Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN after they aired what he claims were a "series of false and defamatory news reports" regarding the infant mortality rate at the hospital. CNN's report said the mortality rate was three times the national average. However, Mr. Carbone contends that CNN "intentionally" manipulated statistics to bolster their report. He also claims that CNN purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital in order to sensationalize the story.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:55 UTC
Jane Germaine said her son's English teacher at Rancho Campana High School told the class that she lost a $100 bet because President Donald Trump had not been shot on Inauguration Day.
Mrs. Germaine tells me the teacher's remarks were troubling.
"A public school teacher using classroom time to share with students how she lost a bet because the president was not shot on Inauguration Day is beyond reprehensible to me and I do not see how the school district does not find this troubling as well," she told me.
And it turned out not to be the first time she's heard about teachers at the high school making politically-charged statements in the classroom.
Comment: See also: Convergence of Trump & Putin Derangement Syndromes
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:37 UTC
Employees at Newfusion, a Belgian digital marketing firm, have had microchips inserted under their skin which allow them to open and close doors and access the company's computers, Le Soir reported.
The microchips replace the badges which the workers used to wear, and also contain personal data about the user.
The chips cost 100 euros each and are the size of a grain of rice. They were inserted between the thumb and index finger of their hands.
While Newfusion is thought to be the first in Belgium to microchip their workers, other organizations are also considering chipping their employees.
In June last year it emerged that the US military had held meetings to discuss the possibility of implanting soldiers with chips fitted with global positioning (GPS) technology in order to track their movement.