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Tampa Christian-based homeless program forces impoverished to work for free

© You TubeTom Atchison
Christian-based Florida homeless program catering to recovering alcoholics and drug addicts has been accused of providing work crews to businesses and local events, then keeping their pay without them ever seeing it in exchange for room and board.

In an investigation conducted by the Tampa Bay Times, New Beginnings CEO Tom Atchison is accused of exploiting residents staying in his residences by farming them out as unpaid labor, including working concessions at Tampa Bay Rays, Lightning, and Bucs games, the Daytona 500 and the Florida State Fair.

Workers who put in a day of work are unaware of how much they are being paid for their labor since their paychecks go straight to Atchison and the shelter.

Atchison, who claims to have a doctorate in theology he earned from a now defunct online school, is currently applying to run Hillsborough County's new homeless shelter with a contract worth millions of public dollars.

For residents who are able to pay, New Beginnings charges $150 a week, or $600 a month, which covers rent and three meals per day.

The program's CEO calls the labor "work therapy," but advocates for the homeless and labor lawyers say it is exploitative, calling it "indentured servitude."

Comment: Another pathological using religion to present himself as a hero only to exploit and feed on humanity. What a sicko!


Flashback Eyewitness releases video recorded right after shooting of Michael Brown

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Officer Darren Wilson was caught on cellphone footage looking at Michael Brown's lifeless body after he fired six shots at the unarmed teen on a Ferguson, Missouri street on August 9
A woman who claims she saw a police officer shoot dead Michael Brown has released video of his lifeless body in the street as the cop who killed him paces back and forth.

Piaget Crenshaw lives in an apartment with a balcony overlooking the street in Ferguson, Missouri where the 18-year-old was killed on August 9.

She said today that she waited until now to release the video as she feared for her safety and the officer's name had not been released.

On the cellphone footage, Ms Crenshaw can be heard saying: 'God bless his soul, police shot this boy outside my apartment.'

She told CNN today that she had recorded the incident because she believed that something was wrong.

'From it all initially happening, I knew this was not right,' Miss Crenshaw said.

'I knew the police shouldn't have been chasing this boy and firing at the same time. And the fact he got shot in his face, something clicked in me and I thought someone else should see this so I recorded.'

Comment: Obama is lying as always. The militarization of American cops is an ongoing project of the government, and the Ferguson shooting is just another example of a trigger-happy cop at work, as trained. Obama and his government want total control of the population via the militarized police. Consider what this Iraq vet had to say:

Iraq Vet: Ferguson cops have better weaponry, armor than we carried in combat


SOTT EXCLUSIVE: Updates from Ukraine and Novorussia: Poroshenko shipped arms to rebels, Givi promises a surprise

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After months of operations at the Donetsk airport, Lieutenant Colonel "Givi" (call-sign) of the Novorussian Armed Forces and his battalion "Somali" are apparently on a break, resting from the constant fighting taking place there. The airport itself is an interesting topic. Once a modern international hub (rebuilt in 2012 for around USD $875 million), it is now a steaming pile of rubble.
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Why the stubborn focus on the airport from Kiev, where Ukrainian forces have been holed up for months, surrounded on all sides by the NAF? That's a whole other topic from the updates I want to give today, so I'll just mention a couple of points. Rumor has it that, holed up with the Ukrainians (including Right Sector thugs), there were or are also foreign mercenaries, including Poles. As Poland is a NATO member, this would be bad press if it came to light, to say the least, which may explain why they have consistently refused offers to surrender and have safe passage back to Ukraine.

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Democratic representatives make 'hands up, don't shoot' motion on House floor

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries makes the 'hands up don't shoot' gesture on the House floor on Monday night as he kicked off an hour of Congressional Black Caucus speeches on the shooting of Ferguson, Missouri, resident Michael Brown.

'Hands up, don't shoot.'

Those were the first words out of Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries mouth last night as he and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus took over the House floor for an hour to discuss the August shooting of 18-year-old Ferguson, Missouri, resident Michael Brown.

"It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence," the New York representative said as he kicked off the speeches.

"In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America."

Rep. Jeffries led the charge on behalf of the African-American lawmakers, explaining that they wanted to set aside time to consider what recent events in Ferguson "say about where we are and where we need to go."

"People are fed up all across America because of the injustice involved, continuing to see young, unarmed African-American men killed as a result of a gunshot fired by a law enforcement officer," he said in his opening remarks.

"People in America are fed up with a broken criminal justice system that continues to fail to deliver accountability when law enforcement officers engage in the excessive use of police force.

Comment: See also:


Massive power outage leaves most of Detroit, Michigan in the dark

© Bill Pugliano / Getty Images / AFPA view of Downtown Detroit
A massive power outage in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday morning is leaving much of the Motor City in the dark.

Spokespeople for the city and DTE Energy confirmed at around 11:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday that most of Detroit's municipal grid is offline, preventing power from being delivered to police stations, schools, traffic lights and other city-run facilities and services.

Municipal buildings were being evacuated, WXYZ Radio anchor Alicia Smith tweeted early Tuesday, although eyewitnesses on the ground told her shortly after 11 a.m. that people were reportedly becoming stuck in elevators.

According to Smith, a spokesperson for the city of Detroit confirmed that most of the municipal power grid was down. Residential structures are apparently unaffected, and some of the emergency facilities - like fire stations - have back-up generators, a local Fox News affiliate reported.

Comment: Somewhat symbolic that the municipal electrical grid has shut down, considering that the City has been conducting economic shock therapy on its residents by cutting off their water.

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Best of the Web: #HandsUpWalkOut rallies spread across U.S. in wake of rigged Ferguson decision

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Thousands of people across the United States walked out of work and classrooms for a nationwide day of action dubbed 'Hands Up, Walk Out!' The protest comes after a grand jury declined to indict an officer for killing a black teenager.

The organizers - driven primarily by young people - spread the word online via the hashtag #HandsUpWalkOut, asking people to walk out in solidarity with those affected by police violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country.

The walkouts occurred simultaneously at 12 p.m. CST and referenced the 'Hands Up! Don't Shoot!' chant that has been used as a rallying cry all over the US ever since African American teenager Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9.

Comment: See also:

Prosecutor in Ferguson case deliberately misled jurors to ensure Wilson acquittal

Nationwide protests against police brutality in AmeriKKKa: Wilson gets away with murder, Anonymous: #HoodsOff "The war is on!"


Road-raging off-duty Houston Texas cop shoots woman in the head

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A Houston woman was shot in the head by an off-duty police officer after she honked at him for cutting her off, KHOU 11 reports.The victim - who did not wish to be identified for fear of retaliation - said that she was driving on the 610 Loop when Kenneth Caplan cut her off.

"He was about to hit me," she said, "so I switched to the other lane, got in front of him and cut him off. I guess that pissed him off," because he pulled alongside her, rolled down his window and opened fire.

"He was aiming at me and I thought he was going to cuss me out. I just started crying because I knew I was going to die," the victim said. "I wanted to call my mom to tell her 'I love you.'"

Comment: Of course his precinct condemned his actions; he was off duty! Had Caplan been on active patrol, you can bet they would've concocted some story and stood behind him until his name was cleared and the charges dropped.

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Psychopathic doctor who sexually abused child cancer patients jailed for 22 years

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A Cambridge doctor who admitted to serial sexual abuse of dozens of young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Myles Bradbury, who worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, admitted to 25 offences including sexual assault, voyeurism and possession of over 16,000 images of children.

The 41-year-old blood cancer specialist further admitted to the abuse of 18 young patients in his care between 2009 and 2013.

Bradbury was arrested in 2013 after Canadian Authorities informed the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) that Bradbury had bought a DVD containing indecent images of children.

The judge told Bradbury that his behaviour was a "gross and grotesque breach of trust," saying he had never before seen such a flagrant abuse of the trust placed in a medical figure.

Some of the doctor's victims suffered from rare and life-threatening diseases such as leukaemia and haemophilia.

Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said "in many years on the bench, I've never come across a more culpable or grave course of sexual criminality which has involved such a gross and grotesque breach and betrayal of your Hippocratic Oath and trust reposed in you by your patients."


Indian ISIL recruit goes home after he's assigned to toilet duty instead of holy war

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© ShutterstockPerson cleaning toilet in rubber gloves
An Indian student who traveled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group has returned home disillusioned after jihadists made him clean toilets and do other menial jobs, according to media reports.

Areeb Majeed, 23, left for Iraq with three friends in late May amid fears by authorities that IS militants were attempting to recruit from India's large pool of young Muslim men.

The engineering student flew home Friday to Mumbai where he was arrested and charged by India's elite National Investigation Agency (NIA) with terror-related offences.

Majeed told NIA officers he was sidelined by the jihadists for whom he fetched water and performed other lowly tasks such as cleaning toilets, instead of taking part in the deadly offensive like he wanted, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

He phoned his family to say he wanted to come home after suffering an unexplained bullet wound for which he did not get proper medical attention, the agency said late Sunday.

Stock Down

Cracks are forming in central economic control

John Rubino
Last week saw the global financial system tip from delusion - where it had happily drifted for several years - into chaos. Consider the following more-or-less randomly chosen data points:

French unemployment hits record high

Italian unemployment hits record high

Oil's price falls by $10.36/bbl, or 13.5%, in a single day, to its lowest price since 2010.

Copper falls by 6% to $2.86/lb, 25% below its 2013 high.

European bond yields fall to record lows. Even Italy, with government debt exceeding 130% of GDP, can now borrow for around 2%. Japan, meanwhile, issues bonds with negative interest rates.

European inflation approaches zero, with several member states apparently already in deflation.

Comment: Gordon T Long notes similar cracks in the central framework: