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Altai Ethnic Group to Sue Russian Officials Over Progress Loss

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© RIA Novosti/Oleg UrusovThe Progress M-12M
Tubalar - small ethnic group native to the Alati Repubglic's Choya district where Russia's ill-fated Progress space freighter recently fell, will file a lawsuit against officials guilty of the incident, minority's leader Maria Sakova said on Sunday.

The Progress M-12M space freighter, carrying food and other items to the ISS, fell in South Siberia's Altai Republic on August 24 after failing to separate from its Soyuz-U carrier rocket, the first loss of a Progress freighter in the history of Russia's space industry. A rocket engine failure is believed to have caused the accident.

The freighter was carrying toxic heptyl fuel, although experts say it would have burnt up in the atmosphere. Russian medical officials have also said no trace of the fuel has been discovered.

Stormtrooper

Shooting and Crying: Israeli Soldiers After Their Service

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© Rina Castelnuovo/The New York TimesIsraeli soldiers and relatives mourn during the funeral of Staff Sgt. Moshe Naftali, who was killed in an attack by militants on Thursday, at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, Aug. 19, 2011.

"Shooting and crying" is a phrase popular in Israel regarding soldiers and their engagement with civilian life following combat. In this short film, former Israeli soldiers reflect on their service and reintegration into society following their experiences serving in the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. From attempting to break their "violent instincts" to grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), from escapism to apathy, the realities of soldiering in an occupying army are explored from the point of view of those who have been there and didn't like what they saw.

Dollar

Canada: British Columbia Votes 55% to Scrap HST

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© CBC NewsB.C. Finance Minster Kevin Falcon says it will take the province about 18 months to reinstate the seven per cent PST and five per cent GST.
British Columbians have voted to scrap the province's controversial harmonized sales tax, according to the results of a binding, province-wide referendum.

Elections B.C. announced on Friday morning that 54.73 per cent of the 1.6 million British Columbians who cast a ballot in the mail-in referendum voted to get rid of the tax and 45.27 per cent voted to keep it.

B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said the government will now move to reinstate the PST with all of its previous exemptions. The transition is expected to take at least 18 months he said.

Falcon said eliminating the HST and reinstating the PST will cost the province more than $3 billion, but the province has a plan already in place to manage the change.

Heart - Black

US, West Virginia: Raleigh County Parents Fight Medical Fascists Over Mandatory Immunization

A Coal City family faces penalties and jail time for not meeting enrollment immunization requirements, but they say they're living with an immunization injury that left their first child autistic.


School started this week for students all across our region, but one little boy in Raleigh County has yet to step into his kindergarten classroom.

It's a lack of vaccinations that's keeping the youngster out of school.

His parents said when his older brother was vaccinated, he developed autism within a week and they don't want to see their baby boy go through the same thing.

Book

Mysterious world of Somali pirates

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Chicago based ex-market researcher Jay Bahadur lived in Somalia for years to break into the information and scoop on Somali piracy racket. Later he wrote a book titled The Pirates of Somalia: Inside their hidden world. The book was published on July 19, 2011 by Phantom.

Commenting on this book, Joshua Hammer wrote in The New York Times, "Bahadur has gone deep in exploring the causes of this seaborne crime wave, charting its explosive growth and humanizing the brigands who have eluded some of the world's most powerful navies . . . [He] captures the inner workings of Somali piracy in extraordinary detail . . . Bahadur seems to admire the pirates' audacity and resourcefulness, yet at the same time he avoids glamorizing them . . . Brave and exhaustively reported."

Giving description of the book, amazon.com wrote: "Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Getting there from North America is a forty-five-hour, five-flight voyage through Frankfurt, Dubai, Djibouti, Bossaso [on the Gulf of Aden], and, finally, Galkayo. Somalia is a place where a government has been built out of anarchy.

Family

Dispersants Used in BP Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Cancer

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© Daniel Beltra courtesy GreenpeaceA plane sprays dispersant over the oil leaked from the BP wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, May 21, 2010.

Washington, DC - Five of the 57 ingredients in dispersants approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on oil spills are linked to cancer, finds a new research report based on data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental groups on the Gulf of Mexico.

The report from Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, along with Toxipedia Consulting Services, is based on material released by the U.S. EPA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request made by Earthjustice on behalf of the Gulf Restoration Network and the Florida Wildlife Federation.

Dispersants are used to clean up oil spills and contain chemicals that break up oil into smaller droplets and move the oil from the surface of the water into the water column.

Alarm Clock

US: Los Angeles Owner Put Naked Yogurt-Store Employee Inside Box, D.A. Says

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A Monterey Park yogurt shop owner is facing kidnapping and attempted murder charges for abducting a female employee and keeping her inside a box in a soundproof room, prosecutors said Friday.

Robert Yachen Lee alleged lured the employee to a storage room above O My Yogurt on south Atlantic Boulevard early Wednesday, knocked her unconscious and then -- after removing her clothing and dressing her in an adult diaper -- placed her in a box, authorities said.

Bad Guys

US: Nevada District Attorney charges Spring Creek man with lewdness

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© UnknownDavid Anderson
Spring Creek - A city officer arrested a Spring Creek man Wednesday morning at the Elko Area Regional Airport, where he works for the Transportation Security Administration, on a warrant charging six counts of lewdness with a child.

The Elko County Sheriff's Office was notified in July of possible sexual contact between David Ralph Anderson, 61, and a girl younger than 14.

According to Elko Justice Court records, the victim told investigators that on seven to 10 occasions between 2010 and this year, Anderson allegedly taught the victim about various sexual acts and had sexual contact in the form of touching each other's genitals.

Bizarro Earth

Four Children Orphaned After Wealthy British Parents Both Plunge From Moroccan Holiday Balconies in Separate Accidents

Four children have been orphaned after their wealthy mother and father plunged to their deaths just days apart.

First Tilly Lamb, 43, died after falling from the third floor of a holiday apartment in Morocco where the family were staying.

Four days later, reportedly overcome by grief, Roger Lamb, 47, plummeted from the second floor balcony of a luxury city centre hotel.

Network

Ripe for Vectoring: The Darkness Corrupting Anonymous

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© Arturo Rodriguez/APPeople wearing masks often used by a group that calls itself Anonymous take part in a rally in Madrid.
Since LulzSec grabbed the media spotlight, the broader Anonymous collective has no clear idea of what it wants

Louise Mensch, the Conservative MP, didn't react as perhaps the sender of the threatening email she received on Monday had hoped. She came out swinging - as anyone who knows her even a little might have been able to predict.

"Had some morons from Anonymous/LulzSec threaten my children via email. As I'm in the States, be good ... to have somebody from the UK police advise me where I should forward the email," she tweeted. And then followed up by refusing to be cowed: " I'm posting it on Twitter because they threatened me telling me to get off Twitter. Hi kids! ::waves::".

Sticking two fingers up at Anonymous might have drawn some gasps a while back. (Of course, it's impossible to prove that it really came "from" Anonymous, and many Twitter accounts from members denied the idea: "1. Not discussed in IRC [Internet Relay Chat, the favoured gathering place for Anonymous members]. 2. Email & threats of violence not Anon's MO [modus operandi]. 3. @louisemensch is not important enough," tweeted one such, JohnDoeKM.) But the group is looking less like a force and more like an incoherent rabble as a result of the past two months, when many of its ideals have been washed away in a tide of misdirected hacking, which in turn has led to a number of public defections by people disaffected with its lack of focus.

Comment: Ponerology and COINTELPRO in action! The psychopaths in power know that they can't hold back the tide of free information, but they can certainly do everything possible to corrupt it by placing paid agents within any movement.