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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, dies at 83

Dr. Jack Kevorkian
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian poses at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles

Detroit, Michigan - Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as "Dr. Death" for helping more than 100 people end their lives, died early on Friday at age 83, his lawyer said.

Kevorkian died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart problems, said Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian's attorney and friend.

The Detroit Free Press reported that Kevorkian, previously diagnosed with liver cancer, died from a blood clot that lodged in his heart.

Cult

Spain - Tenerife's Bishop: 'There's children who want to be abused, they even provoke you"

Sott.net translation.

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Bishop of Tenerife, Bernardo Álvarez
"There could be children that allow it - referring to abuse - There are 13 year old underage teenagers, who are perfectly in agreement with, and what's more wanting it, and if you are careless they will even provoke you," he said." These are the words that the Roman Catholic Bishop Bernando Álvarez, the man in charge of Tenerife's church, used to describe the severe problems of child abuse on Christmas Eve, in an interview given to the local Tenerife newspaper La Opinión de Tenerife.

Additionally, the bishop compares homosexuality with child abuse, and even if he assures that the difference between homosexuality and the abuses are evident, he poses this question: "why does the child abuser have to be considered a sick person?"

Even if Álvares states that he respects the sexual condition of homosexuals, he shows again his most critical side and claims that "the homosexuality phenomenon is something that damages people and society in general".

Gear

Right-wing Alert! US: "I Forged Obama's Certificate" Identity Near Discovery


Comment: The article below comes from a right-wing site. What is the agenda here?


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Dr. Jerome Corsi
Dr. Corsi, author of new book also speaks out on Trump motives

Dr. Jerome Corsi, whose latest book Where's the Birth Certificate stated that since publication of the book he has received many more leads that point to President Obama being ineligible to be Commander-in-Chief.

Dr. Corsi is a senior staff writer with WorldNetDaily, the largest independent news site on the internet. He has spent over three years of research for the book including trips to Kenya and Hawaii. In the past five years, Corsi has written five New York Times bestselling non-fiction books including Unfit for Command and The Obama Nation.

In an exclusive interview with the Greeley Gazette, Dr. Corsi said after only four days of sales the book is already on the New York Times bestseller list. "There is no way this controversy is going to stop" and the mainstream media will have to continue covering the issue.

While the book has been heavily criticized by Obama supporters and the White House, Corsi said no one has offered any specific problems with the book. "They say the book is all lies, but do not offer any specifics. There are over 125 documents in the book. The reader can see it is well substantiated."

Black Cat

Right-wing Alert! US: President Proposes Giving More Power to "Death Panels"


Comment: The article below comes from a right-wing site. What is the agenda here?


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Barack Obama has called for giving an unaccountable "death panel" board even more authority to regulate health care for individuals.

While health care legislation was being debated, critics, including Sarah Palin, warned the law would create "death panels", deciding which elderly would live and which would die. Following her statements, Palin was verbally crucified in the media.

The 2000 page health care bill calls for the establishment of over 150 boards and commissions to administer the program. One of these, the Independent Payment Advisory Board is tasked with overseeing health care costs. The board is tasked with specific target growth rates and is to ensure Medicaid costs stay within these limits.

Ambulance

US: New York City Woman Dies After Fainting Due to Heat, Falls on Subway Tracks

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Tragic: Fatoumata Binta Amina Diallo tried to crawl away from the oncoming train.

An aspiring doctor was killed in a horrific subway accident yesterday when she passed out on a sweltering Upper East Side platform and fell onto the tracks -- realizing what happened too late to escape an uptown train bearing down on her.

Fatoumata Binta Amina Diallo, 21, "was cut in half," said one shocked witness.

Diallo fainted at around 3 p.m. at the 77th Street/Lexington Avenue station, which was filled with schoolkids on their way home, said transit and police sources.

The Bronx woman had been returning from a dental appointment, said her family.

Attention

US: CSX Train Derails; Taunton Police Investigate Theft of Railroad Tracks

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A CSX employee examines an area of track where a railroad engine derailed Wednesday because of what authorities said was the theft of two lengths of rail track.
A CSX railroad engine en route to a delivery in Taunton's Myles Standish Industrial Park derailed Wednesday afternoon after thieves cut away two 8-foot sections of solid steel track, authorities said.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, which observers on scene said ranks as the most audacious example of metal theft in recent memory.

"It stopped a little too late and derailed - it just dropped down on both sides," CSX trainmaster Mark Smith said of the four-axle GP40 engine that was pulling two cars and a rear engine.

The engine's front wheels landed astride the tracks, but neither it nor the other engine and two cars, tipped over. The rear engine, with the two cars in tow, by late Wednesday managed to pull away, leaving the front engine mired in the dirt among shards of shattered railroad ties.

Smith, 52, said the slow-moving train derailed at 1:30 p.m. as the two-man crew was delivering goods to Agar Supply, a foodservice distributor located at 225 John Hancock Road.

Bizarro Earth

US: Rally To Urge City Leaders To End Urban Beach Weekend

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Saying 'enough is enough' several community activists are gathering forces for a rally Friday evening in front of Miami Beach City Hall to urge city leaders to end Urban Beach Weekend.

Herb Sosa, who publishes the online magazine Ambiente, is a leading figure to end the unofficial Memorial Day weekend event which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to South Beach.

In an open letter to Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower, Sosa writes that the Urban Beach weekend
"shows our city as nothing short of a warzone - Filthy streets, a drive by shooting, multiple cars crashed in the process, and total chaos on the streets. This is unacceptable and must be controlled before we totally lose our city, tourism & residents. It is not limited to Ocean Drive or Collins - there isn't a residential street in South Beach not affected by tons of garbage, crime to our vehicles, excessive noise 24 hours a day, and simply a lack of respect for our community, citizens & property."

Info

US: Naked Jogger Streaks Through Kansas Suburb, Hops into Community Pool Full of Kids

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A naked man ran through a Kansas City suburb and then hopped into a community pool full of children
A deranged naked jogger streaked through a quiet Kansas suburb before hopping into a community pool full of children, cops said.

The man was spotted around noon Wednesday running in the buff next to a two-lane road in Overland Park, Kan., near Kansas City.

Resident Amy Shapiro told KSHB television that stunned drivers stopped their cars as the man sprinted by. She caught part of his naked jaunt on her cell phone camera.

"I was just like, 'Oh my God, this guy's naked,'" she told the station.

Heart - Black

US Kidnap Victim Lashes Out, as Abductors Jailed

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Nancy Garrido (bottom) appears for her sentencing as her husband, Phillip Garrido, sits behind her in Placerville, California June 2, 2011. The Garridos kidnapped and held jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years. Phillip received a 431 years to life sentence, while Nancy received 36 years to life.
A California woman kidnapped as a girl and repeatedly raped over 18 years hit out at her abductors Thursday saying they had stolen her life, as a court sent the couple away behind bars.

Jaycee Dugard, who was 11 when she was seized and is now 31, said she "hated every second" of her abuse at the hands of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, telling them: "There is no God in the universe that would condone your actions."

Phillip Garrido, who fathered two children with Dugard after kidnapping her in 1991, was given 431 years, while his wife was jailed for between 36 years and life, after a plea bargain.

Clad in orange prison uniforms, the Garridos -- who pleaded guilty in April under a deal with prosecutors -- sat silently as Dugard's statement was read out in the court by her mother, Terry Probyn.

"To you, Phillip, I say that I have always been a thing for your own amusement. I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me," Dugard said in the statement.

"As I think of all of those years, I am angry because you stole my life and that of my family. Thankfully I am doing well now and no longer live in a nightmare," Dugard added.

Heart - Black

US: Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Best Friend's Daughter

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This image provided by the Orange County Jail shows the booking photo of the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, who was booked at the Orange County Florida Jail on Wednesday June 24, 2009. The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty Friday May 27, 2011 in Florida of aggravated manslaughter of a child the Orange County State Attorney's Office said.
The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty in Florida of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

The Orange County State Attorney's Office says the verdict against 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield was returned Friday. She faced murder charges in the 2008 death of her best friend's 1-year-old daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia.

She was found not guilty on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

Brumfield claimed the girl hit her head after falling while trying to climb out of a playpen. Prosecutors said it was "impossible" that a fall from that height would cause a three-and-a-half inch fracture on the girl's skull.

The trial took place in the same courthouse where Casey Anthony is on trial for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Source: The Canadian Press