• "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

Daily Headline News, Views & Commentary

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

USA Today
Adam Tamburin and Dave Boucher
8 hrs ago


Billy Ray Irick felt searing pain akin to torture before he died in a Tennessee prison in August, but steps taken before his execution blocked signs of suffering, according to a doctor who reviewed information about the lethal injection.

Dr. David Lubarsky's statement is included in a new court filing entered late Thursday amid an ongoing legal challenge of Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol. He wrote that Irick “experienced the feeling of choking, drowning in his own fluids, suffocating, being buried alive, and the burning sensation caused by the injection of the potassium chloride.”

The documents also state Tennessee failed to follow its own protocol during Irick's execution, raising questions about whether executioners ever intended to ensure Irick was unable to feel the pain caused by the second and third lethal injection drugs.

Irick and 32 other death row inmates sued the state this year arguing that Tennessee’s new protocol for lethal injections would subject them to pain so intense it would violate the U.S. Constitution. They questioned the use of midazolam, the first of the three drugs the state administers during executions.

Lubarsky, a Florida doctor, testified for the inmates during a two-week trial in July. He said midazolam, which is supposed to render inmates unconscious and unable to feel pain, doesn’t work as intended. He said midazolam sedates inmates but does not stop them from feeling the effects of the other two drugs, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride.

Lubarsky said statements from people who witnessed Irick's execution indicated the midazolam failed to ensure Irick could not feel pain during his death.

Lubarsky and other medical experts are the backbone for the inmate's appeal. The case is not about whether the death penalty is constitutional, attorneys for the death row offenders wrote in the 390-word brief. It's about what the deadly drugs do to a body, and whether Tennessee citizens should approve of that likely tortuous outcome.

"This case is about whether it is constitutional to inject a human with a small bottle of acid – which will destroy the lining of their lungs and cause them to drown in blood – and then to inject them with a paralytic that will leave them conscious but expressionless – unable to speak or scream – feeling as if they are buried alive, and finally to stop their heart with an injection that will, in their last minute of life, cause them to chemically burn alive," wrote Kelley Henry and other federal public defenders working on behalf of the death row inmates.

Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle agreed Lubarsky and other experts were well qualified, but she rejected their arguments in ruling against the inmates.

Lyle said whatever pain the inmates felt did not last long enough to count as unconstitutional torture, a stance blasted by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor in an opinion issued hours before Irick's death.

The remaining death row offenders continue to pursue their appeal of Lyle's ruling even though no court stopped Irick's execution.

The Tennessee Department of Correction, represented by the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General, argued it is following the law and using drugs available to carry out the required punishment for death row offenders. Department officials noted during trial that the U.S. Supreme Court previously allowed executions using midazolam to proceed, arguing the usage is now case law.

In the latest filing though, Henry and the other attorneys argue that case law is not settled. They point to new and more expansive medical evidence, presented to Lyle during the trial, that has never been considered by the full Supreme Court.

They also blast the state's arguments in the new filing, writing: "Defendants’ repeated mantra, barely acceptable from a teenager, is that – 'all the other states are doing it, so it must be ok.'"

Department spokeswoman Neysa Taylor declined to comment, citing the ongoing litigation.

Executioners never prepared second dose of midazolam, records show
The protocol for how the state puts an inmate to death is very specific.

It requires the state prepare primary and back-up syringes for each of the drugs used in the lethal injection.

However, documents obtained by the inmates' attorneys show executioners did not prepare a back-up dose of midazolam. The report says executioners only prepared the one dose of midazolam used at 7:28 p.m., essentially the same time Irick's execution began.

The protocol requires the executioner to inject the midazolam into a tube that runs into the condemn's arm. After some time, the warden – who is in the execution chamber – is required to check to see if the condemned is conscious.

If the condemned is not conscious, the state protocol requires injecting a second dose of midazolam.

Riverbend Maximum Security Institute Warden Tony Mays conducted the consciousness check: He brushed Irick's eyelids, yelled his first name twice and appeared to grab his shoulder. If he had determined Irick was conscious though, it's unclear if the state could have or would have prepared another midazolam syringe.

"If Mr. Irick had responded to the consciousness assessment or there had been problems with the IV apparatus, the execution team would not have been prepared to carry out the contingency procedures in the manual," Henry and the attorneys write.

"Defendants’ failure to follow the procedures in the manual indicates that the protocol is meaningless for purposes of Defendants’ carrying out an execution and therefore creates a substantial risk of severe pain and suffering for Plaintiffs," the document says.

Taping Irick's hands hid signs of pain, expert says
Throughout his statement, Lubarsky said witness statements from Irick’s execution supported the inmates’ legal arguments. Lubarsky said he was convinced “to a reasonable degree of medical certainty” that Irick was not properly anesthetized during his execution. Any inmate not properly rendered unconscious and insensate would feel the “torturous effects of the lethal injection process,” Lubarsky said.

Witnesses described Irick choking, snoring, gulping and gasping for air as the drugs were administered. They also said he jolted and appeared to push against the restraints at one point.

Lubarsky noted that Irick’s hands were taped to the gurney during the execution. His fingers were wrapped with a tape-like substance that prevented movement and limited visibility of the majority of his hands.

Lubarksy said the tape blocked prison officials from seeing important signs that Irick was aware of his surroundings throughout the execution.

“A trained observer knows that if a patient moves his fingers or hands that is a clear indicator that they are not anesthetized,” Lubarsky wrote. “The taping of Mr. Irick’s hands affirmatively prevented the Warden from observing an important indicator that Mr. Irick was not anesthetized.”

Tennessee courts denied all of Irick's legal requests and appear poised to do the same ahead of the state's next execution.

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently evoked a rare legal move to set the schedule for the lethal injection challenge within the Court of Appeals. The schedule is condensed, leaving far less time for attorneys to prepare their case compared toa typical appeal.

State Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee admonished her colleagues after they set the schedule, calling it a "rocket docket" that jeopardized inmates' chances for a fair trial.

In the new filing, attorneys ask the court to delay the appellate process.

Edmund Zagorksi, 63, is scheduled for execution on Oct. 11. He was convicted in 1984 of robbing and shooting John Dotson, of Hickman County, and Jimmy Porter, of Dickson, before slitting their throats, according to Tennessean archives.

Follow Adam Tamburin on Twitter: @tamburintweets; follow Dave Boucher on Twitter: @Dave_Boucher1

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...ays-in-new-court-filing/ar-BBN1EVC?ocid=ientp
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
MTR- 9/9/18 TOMMY "KARATE" PITERA, Q&A, CARMINE PERISCO
MOB TALK RADIO


Published on Sep 9, 2018
In this weeks episode, Jeff discusses the life of Tommy Pitera, from his days in Tokyo, Japan, to his return to the Brooklyn streets where he became a feared made man in the Bonanno Crime Family.

Jeff discusses the plight of Carmine Persico and the legal battle underway to get him released from federal prison. As well Jeff answers all your burning questions revolving around organized crime.
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Prisoners Strike Across America & Canada to End Penal Enslavement

Posted on September 9, 2018 by Jerri-Lynn Scofield

This Real News network clip features a discussion of a strike that has spread across seventeen states and into Canada over labor conditions and other injustices inside prisons.


MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Great to have you with us once again.

We are now into our second week of a nationwide prisoners’ strike that spread across at least seventeen states and into Canada. The strike began on August 21, the forty-seventh anniversary of the assassination of George Jackson, who a revolutionary serving time and murdered in San Quentin prison. It’s scheduled to end this Sunday, on September the 9th, the forty-fifth anniversary of the Attica uprising and rebellion took place in the New York state prison.

There are many reasons why this fight is taking place across America. One among them, and one of the primary reasons, is the reality that slave labor conditions that exist for people serving time in our prisons, yes, slave labor conditions. They work in prison industries fighting forest fires, cleaning highways, cleaning and cooking food in the prisons and being employed by for-profit factories that have been set up in prisons and working for such well-known companies as Amazon, Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret and more. Prisoners are paid fifteen and twenty cents an hour in what is tantamount to legalized slave labor.

So, one of the key demands is to end this peonage and legalized enslavement and to demand rehabilitation, training and education programs to be brought back to the prisons, along with an end to solitary confinement, for the right to vote and an end to mass incarceration. These are some of the reasons, and there are many other reasons for the strike, and it’s ongoing now. Most prison systems are denying it’s happening at all. And some, like Maryland, the state from which we were broadcasting from, have put their prisons under lockdown, allegedly for a fentanyl outbreak that happened in Ohio.

Well, before we begin our conversation with our guests, let me show you a very short video taken from inside a prison, released by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, which is one of the main groups organizing this prison strike around the country and in Canada.

BENNU HANNIBAL: What we’re doing right now, this is what they don’t want to happen. They don’t want us to use these cell phones to expose the reality of what’s actually going on in this prison. They don’t want us to expose the conditions.

KEVIN STEELE: What we’re fighting for is better water. The water’s killing us in this jail. We’re fighting for better food. These are the things that are important to us. We could care less about the color of our clothes, we could care less about personal property. We’re fighting for visitation, they’re cutting down on visitation. These are the things we’re fighting for, these are the things that’s at the top of the list.

MARC STEINER: The other main organizing group for the strike is Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. And one of its key leaders and representatives on the outside is Amani Sawari, who is their spokesperson. She is also a poet, a writer, and she teaches poetry techniques and more to students incarcerated at the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle and joins us now. She does this as a form of healing, reflection and protest, as well as for educating young people. Amani Sawari, welcome to The Real News, good to have you with us.

AMANI SAWARI: Thank you for having me here.

MARC STEINER: It’s great to have you with us. I’ve been looking forward to our conversation together. So, talk about where we are right now. We are two days away from the end of the strike.

AMANI SAWARI: Yes.

MARC STEINER: And so, talk about what the experience has been so far, and then we’ll jump into some of the other issues.

AMANI SAWARI: Yeah. We’re at really exciting time right now. People are really looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen after the strike. A lot of reports have been coming in from different prisons into Jailhouse Lawyers of confirmed actions that have been happening in at least thirteen of the seventeen states that pledged to strike. We know that for every single state that has sent in confirmed actions, there are many prisons in many other states who have been participating who don’t have access to direct communication to be able to reach out to Jailhouse Lawyers right now.

We know that communication is very limited. Statewide lockdowns have happened in Maryland, as you said, as well as Pennsylvania, for the “fentanyl outbreak.” But we know even in New Mexico there was a statewide lockdown that was directly attached to the strike that happened on August 20. So, I can go through some of the prisons that have confirmed action throughout the country.

MARC STEINER: Let’s talk about a few of those. I’m curious, when you say communications that couldn’t come out of prisons, so I’m curious how that works and what that means. I mean, clearly in some institutions, men and women have been able to get their message outside while others can’t. What is that dynamic? I think it’d be interesting to find that out.

AMANI SAWARI: Yeah. So, it just depends. Some prisons are allowing prisoners to use JPay, and really JPay is heavily monitored. It’s their paid emailing system. So, if you even mention the word strike, the message probably won’t get through the mail room on either side. Also, written letters. So, some strikers have been retaliated against and not being allowed to write outside or receive outside communication. This has happened with Comrade Malik in Texas as well as David Eastly in Toledo’s correctional institution in Ohio.

So, people who have been confirmed strikers, who have said they’re hunger striking, at that point they’re not even allowed to send out letters or get letters and their mail is heavily censored. So,that’s what I mean by communications being really limited or restricted for people who have been confirmed strikers. But for those who have been able to get letters out by sending them to other prisoners and having those prisoners send out their mail, we’ve been able to get those reports from them.

So, in California, in New Folsom Prison we have hunger striking that started by Roberto Garcia. He was the one who did post the video that was shared on Twitter and Reddit, of him hunger striking, because there were reporters calling into that prison asking if striking was happening there. And officials were dismissing strike action, saying that there was nothing happening, that lockdowns were not related to the strike. So, Roberto Garcia actually posted a video of him saying that he is participating in the hunger strike, as he was denying food for that day when it was being served to him. So, that’s another way that strikers have been able to directly communicate to the outside that they are participating in the strike.

In addition to that, the California State Prison in Lancaster has a group that is hunger striking. And those are two confirmed reports out of California. In Florida, we’ve got at least five prisons that are participating through strikes and boycotts. And boycotts one of the hardest things that we can keep a tally on, because prisoners are boycotting commissary, they’re boycotting telephone calls with Global Tel Link and other telephone companies that charge them to communicate with the outside, sometimes as much as three dollars and fifty cents for fifteen minutes on the phone, when a lot of the times they don’t make over a dollar for eight hours of work.

MARC STEINER: They’re Being charged three dollars and fifty cents every minutes for a phone call?

AMANI SAWARI: For fifteen minutes, yeah, for a phone call.

MARC STEINER: And they’re only making twenty cents per hour at these prison jobs.

AMANI SAWARI: Exactly. And this is the exact definition of prison slavery. Prisoners aren’t able to support themselves on the inside. There are costs that prisoners have for be on incarcerated and on the inside. They have to pay for phone calls, they have to pay to send out messages and emails, they have to pay for commissary food, for hygiene products, for toothpaste, for hair products. And these are costs that they have, of clothes, sanitary items. Women have to pay for their toiletries, things like this. They’re not given every single thing that they would need as a human being to live, so they have to pay for those things.

And they’re not adequately paid even for a small percentage of the things that they would have to pay for. And the state knows that every single dollar that they’re being given as a salary is going right back, immediately. They have no way of supporting themselves on the inside. And so, that’s what they’re demanding to be paid prevailing wages. They want to be able to support themselves at the very least while they’re incarcerated.

MARC STEINER: So, let’s talk a bit about that, about the demands that are being made here by people who are serving time in this country and what they are. And also, let me start here, though. I think there are some people watching this broadcast that may say, “Look. These men and women broke the law, they’re doing time, and you’re asking me to say I should support them in wanting more money when they should just be paying for their time because they committed a crime?” Let’s talk for just a minute, just that kind of pragmatic philosophical view, how you respond to that when people say that.

AMANI SAWARI: So speak to that specifically, I’d say yes, they’re serving time, they’ve been convicted of a crime. Serving time, does that mean that they are supposed to be living in inhumane conditions? Does that mean they’re supposed to be living in super hot cells, concrete cell blocks where they can barely breathe because they don’t have the oxygen that they would need? Are they supposed to be served food that’s inedible? Are they supposed to not have access to the hygiene products that they would need? Are they supposed to be drinking water that’s not meant for human consumption? Are they supposed to be living in these inhumane conditions while they’re serving time?

Yes, they’re serving their time. They are putting their life on pause. They are giving back to society by not participating in society, since that’s the way that we do incarceration. But their families are also serving time with it. So, because of this, their families, who are most of which are in impoverished communities, are sending in hundreds of dollars to this system to support their loved ones. Shouldn’t their loved ones be practicing budgeting and managing finances by earning the amounts and salaries that they should earn for the work that they’re doing, which is valuable work?

Companies are making billions of dollars off of the work and have made billions of dollars off of the work that incarcerated people are doing. So, why can’t those people be paid a valuable wage for the work that they’re doing so that they can support themselves at the very least? I understand that they’re serving time, that they’ve committed crimes. But we can’t use criminal as a label to allow us to take away people’s human rights of the right to be fed food that’s nutritious, the right to be in a comfortable environment, not luxurious, but comfortable, an environment where they feel safe, safe from being hurt, harmed, sexually abused, mentally abused, physically abused.

Fifteen people died in Mississippi. Was that just for being incarcerated? No. The conditions are so bad in our prisons in this country that people die every other day, left and right, and prisoners are afraid, they fear for their lives. They shouldn’t be living in constant fear because of the violent environment that they’re in and because of the unlivable working and living conditions that they’re forced to be in. They should feel safe, they should feel protected, and their families should not be drained of hundreds of dollars every month just to support them, when prisoners are making that effort to try to support themselves by getting jobs on the inside.

MARC STEINER: I think you answered that question adequately, and I wanted to hear that answer, that it was important people understand the context here. Let’s talk about a bit also about the demands being made. Part of it has to do with the 13th Amendment, which is which in many ways, the way many people interpret it, it says that legalized slavery can take place inside of oor penal institutions. People want that revoked and want that changed. But the whole list of demands that people are pushing around this across the country. How did you come to those, and give us a sense of what the what the content is?

AMANI SAWARI: Yes. So, Jailhouse Lawyers crafted these demands. They actually started off with thirty-five demands and they crafted them down to ten, just so that it could be a nice, distinct, easy to remember number. And the reason why prison slavery is such a high demand is because slavery was written into our Constitution by the 13th Amendment. It’s not mentioned prior to this amendment being put in and saying slavery has a place in our country and its place is in our penal system. And prisoners and their families want that to be abolished so that slavery has no place in this country.

Slavery has had a very disgusting and abusive history in this country and there’s absolutely no way that our government should allow it to persist in any form, because it carries so many connotations with it, such as abuse, sexual, physical, emotional, mental, in so many ways. And we can see this happening in our criminal justice system. But in addition to the prison slavery demand, which is demand number two, there are ten other demands, which hit on inhumane conditions, making conditions better for prisoners to live in, rescinding sending the Prison Litigation Reform Act, that’s demand number three.

And the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act really blocks prisoners from being able to have their human rights protected by our courts. Now, they had to have their grievances addressed internally. And a lot of the time, when there is a violation to their rights, the people who were involved in that violation are the same people who are conducting those investigations. So, this is an unjust system. There should be an overarching body that is monitoring the way that prisons are operating. And the prisons shouldn’t be responsible for monitoring themselves.

Our rescinding of the Truth and Sentencing Act is demand number four, and that demand wants Good Time to be enacted in all states across the board. Prisoners who are making an effort to correct their behavior through taking classes, through being a part of programs, through maintaining a job and being committed and diligent to the things that they’ve signed up for should be rewarded for that. And we shouldn’t want to see corrections and Rehabilitation be rewarded in our criminal justice system and in our corrections department. Also, and- sorry?

MARC STEINER: No, go ahead, finish what you were saying. Finish that thought, I’m sorry. Go ahead.

AMANI SAWARI: Yeah, in our criminal justice department, and an immediate end to racial overcharging and over sentencing and parole denials for black and brown humans is demand number five.

MARC STEINER: So, we’re going to play this other short clip that’s taken from demonstrations and things going on outside and come back to conclude our conversation here with a Amani Sawari as we wind down with the prisoners’ strike here in the United States and in Canada, I might add.

SPEAKER: I would like to highlight that this prison strike was organized by incarcerated people. The prison system is used to enrich billionaires and keep black people and working class depressed. Folks on the inside, especially the organizers, are being stripped of all types of rights.

They’re not able to bathe, a lot of them are put in solitary confinement, get all their personal possessions taken. People risk so fucking much to be doing this on the inside, so we’ve really got to be out here vocal as fuck about this, and that it is our duty on the outside to project their voices as much as fucking possible, right?

MARC STEINER: And as you say, that was taking place in Minneapolis for the fireworks. And Amani, I want to come back in and ask this final question. I’m very curious about a couple of things. One has to do with the last prisoners’ strike that took place. There was a lot of retaliation against the men and women who actually led those strikes. So, A, what is happening now to the men and women who are leading this strike inside and what comes after the strike is over on Sunday?

AMANI SAWARI: The same. The same type of retaliation is happening to the leaders on the inside. As I mentioned, Comrade Malik was moved into solitary confinement. He’s handcuffed 24/7, he’s not allowed to take showers, he’s not given clean clothes. The same case for Jason Walker, also moved into solitary confinement. Both of them are in Texas. Jason Walker actually wrote an article about prison conditions in Texas and has been retaliated against for his leadership in the prison strike. They are trying to find the Jailhouse Lawyers and put them into solitary confinement as well.

So, a lot of prisoners, even on a group level where there have been lockdowns, like in New Mexico. Prisoners in New Mexico were all placed on lockdown and have been suffering from daily strip searches in Lee County’s institution in New Mexico. So, prisoners have been suffering from retaliation. Being moved into solitary confinement is one of the first things, just to kind of stop them from spreading awareness about the strike, and then also just making conditions really difficult for them in there by not allowing them to purchase items that they need, like towels, toiletries, commissary items. They’re not allowed to write to the outside.

So, they’re really just trying to cut them off and sort of pick the leaders out one by one so that these types of demonstrations can’t happen again. But as we’ve seen in 2016, the fact that retaliation occurs fuels inmates wanting to strike in the future. So, there’s no doubt in my mind that the strike will happen again next year. And Jailhouse Lawyers has already communicated back to me as well.

MARC STEINER: So, between this year and next what what are the plans and ideas to take place to try to change the situation of incarceration in America? What are you planning on doing between your group, Jailhouse Lawyers, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. What comes next?

AMANI SAWARI: So, Jailhouse Lawyers is actually putting together a human rights coalition which will be released on Sunday, the day that the strike officially ends. So, everyone who’s been supporting the strike and in solidarity with the strike, all of the hundreds of organizations that have signed on to be in support of the strike, will all be transformed into this coalition that will be committed to seeing each of the ten demands fulfilled in our country, beginning with some of the policy changes that need to happen on a political levell, like rescinding of the Prison Litigation Reform Act and the Truth in Sentencing Act and policies and acts like these that sort of block prisoners from being able to benefit from rehabilitation and have access to having their rights protected by the courts.

So, a coalition is being formed right now. So, if anyone is interested in being a part of that, please visit sawarimi.org and sign up to be on that coalition so that you can receive updates. We’re going to be encouraging people to write their legislators and let them know, “Look, this strike just happened, these are what prisoners demands are, we want to know what your position is on these demands so that we can pick the right politicians to be representing our prisoners.” Because they need representation in our courts and in our judicial system.

MARC STEINER: Well, we here at The Real News will continue covering this, with Eddie Conway, Robbing the Bars as part of this organization here, to keep pushing the idea that we have to change the nature of our mass incarceration and change and change the nature of prisons in our country. We’ll continue to work with the Jailhouse Lawyers and having people like Amani Sawari on with us so we can continue this conversation with all of you about what we can do to change this horrendous prospect for what’s going on in our country.

And Amani, thank you so much. It’s been great to have you with us.

AMANI SAWARI: Thank you, I really appreciate it and so do Jailhouse Lawyers.

MARC STEINER: Thank you for your work.

And I’m Marc Steiner, here for The Real News Network. We will stay on top of this for all of us. Take care.

This entry was posted in Income disparity, Legal, Politics, Ridiculously obvious scams on September 9, 2018 by Jerri-Lynn Scofield.

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/201...oss-america-canada-end-penal-enslavement.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Man accused of stealing homeless veteran's GoFundMe donations is arrested on other charges
Man accused of stealing homeless veteran's GoFundMe donations with his girlfriend is taken into custody in New Jersey on unrelated warrants

  • Mark D'Amico, who has been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a GoFundMe Campaign, was taken into custody on Monday
  • The arrest was not related to the alleged theft, police confirmed on Tuesday
  • D'Amico became part of a viral sensation when Johnny Bobbitt Jr, 34, was shown on camera spending his last $20 to buy gas for his girlfriend, Katelyn McClure
  • The two then set up the GoFundMe page for Bobbitt, which has since become embroiled in controversy as they've been accused on living high on the money
  • Meanwhile, Bobbitt has entered a drug rehab center, DailyMailTV has learned
  • A criminal investigation is underway into the GoFundMe money, but this arrest is not related to those allegations
  • No further details were revealed about the charges related to D'Amico's arrest
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...rans-GoFundMe-donations-arrested-charges.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
More than 5 MILLION residents are put under hurricane warning
'I can't emphasize enough the potential for unbelievable damage': National Weather Service issues grave warning to the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence promises 157MPH winds and huge storm surges that could impact more than 20MILLION

  • Around 25 million people on the East Coast are bracing for Hurricane Florence which delivers a direct hit this week, bringing 157 mph winds
  • FEMA said the biggest danger was the storm surge - a wall of water from the sea which could reach 20ft high
  • More than 1.5 million people were ordered to evacuate as Florence barrels towards North and South Carolina
  • National Hurricane Center expects Florence to turn into 'an extremely dangerous major hurricane' Thursday
  • North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland governors have declared states of emergency
  • Hog farmers along the East Coast are also scrambling to drain their waste pools ahead of the storm
  • Farms each have open-air 'lagoons' filled with manure - which could affect local water supplies and put drinking water sources and public health at risk
  • Despite an evacuation order, South Carolina Department of Corrections decided not to remove inmates at the Ridgeland Correctional Institution
  • SCDC spokesman Dexter Lee said: 'In the past, it's been safer to leave them there'
  • Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes as they evacuated
  • People also rushed to buy bottled water and other supplies, board up their homes or get out of town
  • Officials are already predicting the financial toll from the hurricane could reach $30 billion
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6158077/More-5-MILLION-residents-hurricane-warning.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Mark Wahlberg shares his daily schedule which includes two workouts
Mark Wahlberg, 47, shares insane daily schedule that includes two workouts, cryo chamber recovery and golf... and it all starts at 2:30 am

  • The actor, 47, responded to an Instagram fan asking about his workout regime
  • Transformers star Mark offered a detailed breakdown of his day which begins at 2:30am and ends at 7:30pm
  • The routine includes two workouts and a cryo chamber recovery session
  • Mark also schedules family time with his four children with model wife Rhea Durham: Ella, 15, Michael, 12, Brendan, nine, and Grace, eight
  • The busy actor manages to find time to do the school run
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...es-daily-scheduled-includes-two-workouts.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
White man pulls a gun on black students to stop them getting into their friend's apartment block
'You don't belong in this building': White man pulls a GUN on black students to stop them getting into their friend's apartment block in Florida

  • The confrontation occurred at student accommodation in Tallahassee, Florida
  • A group of Florida A&M University students were refused entry to the block
  • Student Isaiah Butterfield filmed the incident and posted the footage online
  • The man was later identified as local hotel manager Don Crandall on Twitter
  • Stadium Center accommodation later confirmed he did not live in the block
  • In the clip he can be seen waving a gun around as he argued with the students
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...nts-stop-getting-friends-apartment-block.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Nonprofit Grocery Store
VOA News


Published on Sep 12, 2018
The Salvation Army’s DMG foods is a nonprofit grocery store for neighborhoods with few food markets. Along with providing affordable food for their customers, they also offer daily cooking demonstrations and meal solutions to encourage people to cook a meal and sit with their family.

Reporter: Deborah Block; Camera: Adam Greenbaum, Adapted by: Martin Secrest
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Growing up with Boyz in the Hood - Prison Talk 17.4
Fresh Out- Life After The Penitentiary


Published on Sep 12, 2018
Skip Intro 0:30

We brought Suave back to answer some Prison Talk questions.

How old were you when you were exposed to the gang life? Looking back, what were some of the things you wish you would have got involved in to avoid the path you went down? What would you tell a young Suave?
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Teacher who compared Jews to dogs, found not guilty of anti-Semitism in UK
RT


Published on Sep 8, 2018
A British school teacher who compared Jews to dogs, has been found not guilty of anti-Semitism. However, a government ethics review panel banned him from teaching until 2021 - saying his remarks were racist.
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
GSM Update 9/13/18 - Hurricane Florence - Typhoon Mangkhut - Summer Snow Dump Continues
Oppenheimer Ranch Project


Published on Sep 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence weakens to a Category 2 storm as it approaches the coast https://abc11.com/weather/hurricane-f...
Hurricane Florence remains 'life-threatening storm' despite weakening Wednesday night https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...
1-3 million outages expected across North and South Carolina, Duke Energy says https://abc11.com/weather/1-3-million...
Windy Model Hurricane Florence https://www.windy.com/-Wind-gusts-gus...
FLORENCE MOVING CLOSER TO THE COAST OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
HURRICANE FLORENCE TRACK https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1...
Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Alerts issued as huge storm nears Philippines https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/asia/s...
Late summer snow blankets the West (may want to look away) https://www.theweathernetwork.com/new...
WESTERN CANADA BYPASSES FALL AND SKIPS STRAIGHT TO WINTER https://electroverse.net/western-cana...
WINTER COMES EARLY TO KAZAKHSTAN — WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED https://electroverse.net/winter-comes...
JAPAN: COLD WEATHER HITS HOKKAIDO EARTHQUAKE EVACUEES https://electroverse.net/japan-cold-w...
Worldwide Volcano News and Updates: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volc...
UN says number of hungry people worldwide is growing, with climate change partly to blame https://www.cbsnews.com/news/un-says-...
The strange science of melting ice sheets: three things you didn't know https://www.theguardian.com/environme...
'Sinking' Pacific nation is getting bigger: study https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pacific...
Patterns of island change and persistence offer alternate adaptation pathways for atoll nations https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146...
There's no way to avert the next financial crisis, warn former regulators from 2008 meltdown https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/12/news...
Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria https://nypost.com/2018/09/12/massive...
Heads Up https://giphy.com/gifs/boom-U0GqVamOu...
Boom https://giphy.com/gifs/bombpop-ad-des...
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Don't let it fool you! Forecasters issue stark warning to ignore Florence's drop to a Category 2 hurricane as rain fall and storm surges will still be life-threatening to the 10MILLION people in the cross hairs

  • Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday
  • The storm became a dangerous Category 3 hurricane with winds of 130mph and bringing four feet of rain
  • Storm is predicted to stall before slowly shifting south, hitting the Carolina coast and parts of Georgia
  • Forecasters said hurricane-force winds will reach the US east coast late Thursday or early Friday
  • Florence will move slowly along the coast and make landfall on Friday or Saturday and linger through Sunday
  • More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the 'life-threatening' storm
  • Parts of the Carolinas are bracing for flooding worse than Hurricane Harvey FEMA warns the biggest danger is storm surge - a wall of water from the sea that could reach 13 feet high
  • Forecasters say Hurricane Florence is already generating enormous waves as high as 83 feet
  • A FEMA official described the hurricane as 'a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast'
  • North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia governors declared a state of emergency
  • Officials are already predicting the financial toll from the hurricane could reach $170 billion
  • The hurricane is expected to pass over six nuclear power plants in North and South Carolina Airlines have started canceling flights to and from the hurricane zone for the rest of the week
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...in-track-sows-fear-10-million-crosshairs.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Gunman kills five people, including his wife, then hijacks a car with a mother and daughter inside before shooting himself dead during terrifying rampage in California

  • Incident began at trucking company near Bear Mountain Sports in Bakersfield, California
  • Man entered trucking company with his wife before getting into argument with another man
  • He then pulled out his gun and shot both the man and his wife, police said
  • Another man arrived and saw what was happening, prompting him to flee
  • Gunman gave chase, tracked him down, and then shot him dead, according to authorities
  • He then approached two more people near a nearby residence and shot them both dead, police said
  • Gunman then hijacked a car with a woman and child inside
  • After woman and child managed to escape, man pulled the car over and fatally shot himself in the chest as a sheriff's deputy was approaching the vehicle
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-shooting-rampage-began-trucking-company.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Florence begins dumping heavy rain on North Carolina as forecasters predict 10 TRILLION gallons will lash the state as the 'monster' Category 2 hurricane takes aim at the U.S. threatening 10 million people and sparking tornado fears

  • Outer bands of wind and rain from Hurricane Florence started lashing North Carolina on Thursday morning
  • The huge storm weakened to a Category 2 hurricane overnight with 110 mph winds
  • The center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday
  • It is forecast to dump up to 40 inches of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and South Carolina
  • Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet are also forecast along with tornadoes in North Carolina
  • More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the 'life-threatening' storm
  • An estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory
  • A FEMA official described the hurricane as 'a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast'
  • North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia governors declared a state of emergency
  • Florence is estimated to cause roughly $50 billion to $60 billion in economic damages
  • About 1,200 flights scheduled for Thursday or Friday have been canceled and some airports shut down
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...in-track-sows-fear-10-million-crosshairs.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
'There are so many fires, you can't see the sky': Up to 50 properties EXPLODE in flames in three Boston suburbs after 'gas main meltdown' - as residents are told, if you smell gas 'get out now!'

  • At least 50 fires are being reported in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover
  • Officials said problems with the natural gas system caused multiple explosions
  • Methuen Police Chief said there are so man fires 'you can't even see the sky'
  • There are 25 to 30 actives fires in Andover and at least 18 in Lawrence
  • Police are urging residents to leave their homes if they smell gas
  • At least one home has been demolished, according to local media outlets
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6165893/Explosions-damage-homes-sky.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
'Worst is yet to come': North Carolina prepares for 'catastrophic' flooding as Hurricane Florence kills 13 and residents are told to flee or risk their lives

  • Death toll from Florence has reached 13, including three who died in flash flooding on roadways
  • North Carolina Governor warns residents not to attempt returning home over flooded roads as water rises
  • The storm system is creeping over North and South Carolina at three miles per hour unleashing 'epic' rains
  • Cajun Navy rushes to assist evacuation of nursing home in Lumberton as flood waters encroach
  • Mayor of Fayetteville warns residents to evacuate or notify next of kin, saying 'the worst is yet to come'
  • President Trump takes a briefing on rescue efforts at the White House and issues new disaster declaration
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...e-WEEKS-without-power-Hurricane-Florence.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
MTR-9/15/18 Q&A, HAMILTON HIT, OC IN PROVIDENCE/RAY PATRIARCA
MOB TALK RADIO


Published on Sep 15, 2018
In this episode, Jeff details the mafia hit that too place in Ancaster, Ontario, just out of Hamilton. Following that is a Q&A, followed by the history of organized crime in Providence, Rhode Island.

Following a brief historical view of Rhode Island in terms of organized crime, the life and exploits of Raymond Loreda Salvatore Patriarca as you have never heard about him before.

Follow us on twitter: @realmobtalk7
Check us on Instagram: Mob Talk Radio
Check us on facebook: @ Mob Talk Radio
Like, share, subscribe
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Some things can't be unseen - Prison Stories - 1.1
Fresh Out- Life After The Penitentiary


Published on Sep 14, 2018
Badger has spent over 20 years inside the California State Prison System and has seen what humans are capable of while incarcerated. Luckily, he is free and able to share these stories with you, in hopes that you don't have to experience them yourself.

Check out Badger's youtube channel and show him some love
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_po...
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
The harmless-looking girl... who executed Nazis after seducing them in bars: WWII heroine who joined the Dutch resistance aged 14, dies aged 92

  • Freddie Oversteegen and her sister Truus would often go out looking for Nazis
  • They would then shoot them dead with guns they hid in the baskets of their bikes
  • Freddie, the last surviving member of a Dutch all-female cell, died on Sept 5
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-seducing-bars-WWII-heroine-dies-aged-92.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Nevada brothel workers fight back against the rise of 'dehumanizing and dangerous' sex robots, claiming the technology only promotes violence against women

  • Sex workers at Sheila's Ranch in Nevada have slammed the idea of sex robots
  • The women say the technology is dehumanizing and dangerous for women
  • One woman says sex doll brothels suggest sex workers are to be 'used and abused'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...chnology-promotes-violence-against-women.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
'If they are private, why are your privates on display!': Florida neighbors horrified by nudist who does yard work as sheriff's department say their hands are tied because man is on his property

  • Photos show a middle-aged man bent over as he appears to do yard work at his Stuart, Florida, residence
  • Some neighbors feel that because there are children in the area, the man shouldn't be nude
  • The Martin County Sheriff's office has told residents that unless the man touches himself inappropriately, there is nothing that they can do
  • Unidentified man wasn't interested in being interviewed but did assert that his family prefers to be private
  • 'If they are private, why are your privates on display. That is not private at all, that is very public,' asserted neighbor, Mellisa Ny

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...does-yard-work-sheriffs-state-hands-tied.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
BREAKING NEWS: Three killed and two injured including 'female shooter' who opened fire on Rite Aid warehouse in Maryland

  • The first shots were fired at 9.09am at the site in Aberdeen, Maryland
  • It was inside the Liberty building which houses a Rite Aid support distribution Center where 30 people work
  • Local networks report that the shooter is a woman who is now in the hospital
  • As the terror unfolded, terrified workers sent their children terrified text messages telling them they were hiding
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6189673/Multiple-victims-shooting-Maryland.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
MTR-9/20/18- SANTO TRAFFICANTE JR , Q&A, CANADIAN MOB NEWS, AND MORE
MOB TALK RADIO


Published on Sep 20, 2018
In this episode the life of Florida mob Boss Santo Trafficante. Not only did he rule Florida from 1954-1987, but he was a part of some of history's most notorious events, including the plot by the CIA to kill Fidel Castro, the Kennedy Assassination, and so much more.

!!!!BREAKING NEWS!!!! The Hit on Musitano Crime Family Boss Angelo Musitano, has gained traction as one suspect was arrested and two others are put on notice. Jeff discusses that, and the relation to the recent hit on Al Iavarrone.

Jeff also answers all the questions that were submitted over the last week and discusses the vulgarity of the press attacking and smearing Gene Gotti.....and so much more in this two hour explosive episode.
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Some of the craziest things Suave saw in Prison! - Prison Talk 17.6
Fresh Out- Life After The Penitentiary


Published on Sep 19, 2018
Skip Intro 0:30

We brought Suave back to answer some Prison Talk questions.

What are some of the craziest things you’ve seen go down in prison? Have you ever met anyone who was banging a female guard? Have you ever seen an inmate get down with a guard?

Let us know what you think and be sure to subscribe to Suave's channel.
https://youtube.com/user/suavexxx/?su...
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Ex-Drug Cop Explains What Going Undercover is Like
VICE


Published on Sep 23, 2018
Ever wondered what really underpins international drug policy? Or how you get out the way of a samurai sword being wielded by a drug dealer? Whistleblowing ex-undercover drugs cop and chairman of LEAP UK, Neil Woods, opens up to VICE about the ins and outs of the profession.

Watch More 10 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask: https://youtu.be/DPRJzNc876A?list=PLD...

Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
END TIMES PROPHECY & LATEST EVENTS (Sept 26, 2018)
Awake All Ye Nations


Published on Sep 26, 2018
Current and up to date news coming from around the world, watch all the top stories in one quick video. Watch all important news in less time. 2018, Current news, end times signs, end times events. Focus on end time news events in a nutshell. There are multiple warnings found in scripture and we are waiting for some to still come to pass. Receive up to date information as we endure until the end, JESUS is coming soon.
Please Subscribe to my other channel below for additional content (News & Pastor Lawson's sermons):
http://www.dailymotion.com/awake-all-...
Thanks for watching please subscribe, turn on notifications by clicking the bell so you don't miss any videos, thumbs up and share.
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Republican congressman's son is arrested on ELEVEN charges, including intent to deal meth or cocaine and possession of a firearm

  • The son of Republican Arkansas congressman Steve Womack was arrested
  • James Phillip Womack was found with a gun and a small quantity of meth in is car
  • Outlets reported that the 31-year-old gave police a fake name when approached
  • He was arrested on 11 counts including possession of drugs with intent to deliver
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ngressmans-son-arrested-gun-drug-charges.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Mob Talk Sitdown 22
Mob Talk


Published on Sep 27, 2018
Philly's Bloody Mob War: 25 Years Later.

Merlino, Stanfa, Ciancaglini. Just some of the casualties in Philly's Mob War back in 1993. From the murder of Mikey Chang and wounding of Joey Merlino to the attempted assassination of Mob Boss John Stanfa and wounding of his son, bullets were flying weekly. Drive by shootings, shoot outs on interstate highways and execution murders. Mob violence dominated the headlines. Mob experts George Anastasia, and Dave Schratwieser take a look back at the murders, the shooters and the victims of this deadly war between Mob Boss John Stanfa and the upcoming Merlino faction of the Philly Mob.
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
MTR- 9/29/18 Q&A, MERLINO, PHILLY GARBAGE AND GEORGE ANASTASIA,
MOB TALK RADIO


Published on Sep 29, 2018
In this episode, Jeff discusses some of the garbage coming out of Philadelphia, discusses George Anastasia lies and trolling, along with Joey Merlino's impending sentencing, and answers many of your pressing questions.

Visit us on twitter
@realmobtalk7

Check us out on Facebook(search Mob Talk Radio)
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Two envelopes containing ricin addressed to James Mattis and Navy Chief John Richardson are intercepted at the Pentagon

  • The envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson
  • They were intercepted at a mail facility nearby which is not inside the building
  • They were sent to the FBI on Tuesday and all other mail was put under quarantine
  • It remains unclear who sent them or whether any government workers were exposed to the toxin
  • Ricin can be extracted from castor beans and turned into powder, acid, mist or pellets
  • It is not yet clear which form the substance detected at the Pentagon was in
  • Two people were also hospitalized on Tuesday after a white powder was sent to Sen. Ted Cruz's Houston campaign office
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...es-containing-ricin-intercepted-Pentagon.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Ricin is sent to TRUMP: Third envelope containing poison is intercepted before making it to the White House and believed to be linked to two others mailed to the Pentagon

  • A third envelope was reported by the Secret Service as being intercepted before arriving at the White House
  • The first two envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson
  • The packages were intercepted at a mail facility nearby which is not inside the Pentagon
  • They were sent to the FBI on Tuesday and all other mail was put under quarantine
  • It remains unclear who sent them or whether any government workers were exposed to the toxin
  • Ricin can be extracted from castor beans and turned into powder, acid, mist or pellets
  • It is not yet clear which form the substance detected at the Pentagon was in
  • Two people were also hospitalized on Tuesday after a white powder was sent to Sen. Ted Cruz's Houston campaign office
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...es-containing-ricin-intercepted-Pentagon.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
UK University Bans Clapping At Performances To Avoid Triggering Students With Anxiety


by Tyler Durden
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 02:45



In an attempt to make public performances more "inclusive" for people with "disabilities" like anxiety and other sensory issues, the University of Manchester students' union has voted to ban applause at student union events, and is asking students to use "jazz hands" instead.

The decision was made to keep the University of Manchester compliant with a 2015 vote in the UK's National Union of StudeBut students also noted that loud noises like "whooping" or "traditional applause" can create problems for students with anxiety.



According to the Guardian, the MSU motion said that "this union notes that since 2015, the National Union of Students (NUS) has been using British sign language (BSL) clapping (or ‘jazz hands’), as loud noises, including whooping and traditional applause, can pose an issue for students with disabilities such as anxiety or sensory issues."

One woman who was the leader of the NUS at the time of the 2015 vote admitted that using "jazz hands" was "odd" at first, but that she eventually came to appreciate it.

The NUS voted to start using BSL clapping in 2015. Speaking at the time, Nona Buckley-Irvine, the then general secretary of the London School of Economics students’ union, told the BBC: "Jazz hands are used throughout NUS in place of clapping as a way to show appreciation of someone’s point without interrupting or causing disturbance, as it can create anxiety."​


"I’m relatively new to this and it did feel odd at first, but once you’ve used jazz hands a couple of times, it becomes a genuinely nice way to show solidarity with a point and it does add to creating a more inclusive atmosphere."

With the "jazz hands" trend apparently spreading throughout the UK university system, we think it's important that readers become educated on the proper technique.


Because if you don't do it right, then you're a racist.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...-performances-avoid-triggering-people-anxiety
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Review: Last War of the World-Island by Alexander Dugin
CaspianReport


Published on Oct 2, 2018
Support CaspianReport on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CaspianReport

PayPal: https://bit.ly/2OJVpjv

Bitcoin: 1MwRNXWWqzbmsHova7FMW11zPftVZVUfbU
Ether: 0xfE4c310ccb6f52f9D220F25Ce76Dec0493dF9aA0
Bitcoin Cash: 1BKLti4Wq4EK9fsBnYWC91caK7NZfUhNw9

BAKU - By virtue of physical location, Russia inherits a resolute role in global geopolitics. This explains why the United States and Russia cannot stop fighting because they have so many disputes in the latter’s periphery. Last War of the World-Island - Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia by Alexander Dugin expands on this notion and frames the American-Russian rivalry as a struggle between the sea and land power for global dominance.

Soundtrack:
Comfortable Mystery by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Follow CaspianReport on social media.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caspianreport
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caspianreport
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
PICTURED: Former Navy sailor, 39, arrested for sending suspicious envelopes to the White House and Pentagon after he left a return address on the mail (but they contained castor seeds and not ricin)

  • William Clyde Allan of Logan, Utah, was in custody on Wednesday for allegedly sending the mail to President Donald Trump
  • One letter was sent to Trump, another was sent to James Mattis and the third was addressed to Navy chief John Richardson
  • The three envelopes contained castor seeds which ricin can be extracted from
  • They are lethal if eaten but are not harmful to come into contact with
  • They were led to him by a return address left on the mail, according to officials
  • They were all intercepted in off-site mailing rooms before making their way into the buildings they were intended for
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...te-House-Pentagon-contained-castor-seeds.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833
Digital Strip Searches Coming to an Airport Near You - #NewWorldNextWeek
corbettreport



Published on Oct 4, 2018
Welcome back to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: One Click Closer to Nuclear Annihilation
https://bit.ly/2Nk15zm

Wake Up — It Is Two Minutes To Midnight
https://bit.ly/2zQhloc

US Would Preemptively Destroy Russian Warheads, Envoy Warns
https://bit.ly/2ybLCvS

Anthrax False Flag Redux? Pentagon Gets Two Packages Containing Deadly Poison Ricin
https://bit.ly/2DUCPV9

Video: ‘Vice’ Trailer
https://bit.ly/2DTMlIb

Story #2: “Digital Strip Searches” Increasing at Borders; Refusal Could Lead to $5K Fine
https://bit.ly/2NijqwM

Travelers Refusing Digital Search Now Face $5000 Customs Fine
https://bit.ly/2y4lpPM

An Arrow Through the Brain – Questions for Corbett #001
https://bit.ly/2O4l9ej

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding
https://bit.ly/2Rp4qAn

Story #3: North & South Korea Removing Land Mines In DMZ
https://bit.ly/2xX9lka

Is the Korean War Over Yet?
https://bit.ly/2P9s0j8

15 Years of Cannabis Convictions Thrown Out By Seattle Judge
https://bit.ly/2OyLG2J

Murders and Rapes Increasingly Going Unsolved as Cannabis Arrests Surge—Despite Legalization
https://bit.ly/2DWZe45

You can help support our independent and non-commercial work by visiting http://CorbettReport.com/Support & http://MediaMonarchy.com/Support. Thank You.
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Sr Site Supporter
Mother Lode
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
128,033
Likes
37,833