KFC Chicken Turns Out To Be Deep-Fried Paper Towel (PHOTOS)

 | By Hilary Hanson

Finger wipin’ good!

A mother in Newcastle, England was horrified when her stepson bit into a deep-fried blue paper towel, the Mirror reported last week.

Krystal Henderson, 29, and 7-year-old Oliver Hallam purchased takeout from a KFC branch in Killingsworth, according to the Express. At home, Oliver took a bite out of what he assumed was chicken, but recoiled seconds later.

kfc towel

“He pulled it out of his mouth and when he did, it pulled away the batter – you could see the blue roll inside,” Henderson said, according to the Daily Mail.

Henderson said that realizing Oliver had bitten into a paper towel was worse than if it had just been bad chicken.

German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

It will shift to Deutsche Telekom after revelations about NSA eavesdropping

By , IDG News Service |  Networkingprivacy
June 26, 2014, 7:21 PM —
Roggendorf Haus

Roggendorf Haus, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Image credit: flickr/Rick Ligthelm

The German government is dropping Verizon Communications as a service provider because of worries about U.S. spying.

The government will shift all services provided by Verizon to Deutsche Telekom by the end of 2015. It had been reviewing its communications contracts already, but concerns about possible spying by the U.S. National Security Agency helped to tip the scales against Verizon, the German Federal Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Port of Houston incidents rarely investigated formally

Few pilots in accidents, like crash that led to March oil spill, are disciplined

June 28, 2014 | Updated: June 29, 2014 2:04am

Mike Pizzitola roared alongside a behemoth bulk carrier in a speed boat and clambered up a rope ladder to the deck of the Summer Wind. It was March 22, a chilly morning with dense fog and near zero visibility on the Houston Ship Channel.

Chicago Police Allegedly Caught Reducing Mυrder Rate by Hiding Mυrders

Chicago Police Allegedly Caught Reducing Mυrder Rate by Hiding Mυrders

There are a couple of ways police can reduce a city’s mυrder rate. Law enforcement can develop a strategy which helps drive down mυrders or they can cook the books to make it appear that the mυrder rate is dropping when it’s really not. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes recently discussed allegations that Chicago officials are cooking […]

June 30, 2014 Read More

Asian Woman Is One of the Most Powerful Leaders In Black America

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Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian activist for Black America. www.naturallymoi.com

Reported by April V. Taylor

A 90-minute documentary on PBS titled, “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” follows the 98-year-old Detroit activist and author who, as an activist, has been part of almost every major American movement in the last 75 years, including labor, civil rights, black power, women’s rights, and environmental justice.  While some would assume from her résumé and lists of accomplishments that she is a black woman, Boggs is actually the daughter of Chinese immigrants.

Former Female Inmates Launch Initiative to Help Non-Violent Female Offenders

Former Female Inmates Launch Initiative to Help Non-Violent Female Offenders

Reported by April V. Taylor What began as a simple idea in a prison yard at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution recently culminated into the FreeHer rally held in Washington D.C. on June 21st.  As Truthout reports, the idea started with five women who formed Families for Justice as Healing.  Member Andrea James states, “I […]

June 27, 2014 Read More

Austin drainage fee is invalid, judge says

By Sarah Coppola and Tony Plohetski

American-Statesman Staff

A drainage fee that appears on the monthly utility bills of more than 300,000 Austin customers is “invalid,” a judge ruled Friday.

It’s not clear if the city will have to change the fee or offer refunds to ratepayers. State District Judge Amy Clark Meachum didn’t address those issues in her ruling, but she did award the plaintiffs’ attorneys about $68,000.

Marijuana Leads to Prison Time For Blacks, Financial Gain For Whites

Marijuana Leads to Prison Time For Blacks, Financial Gain For Whites

Reported by April V. Taylor Truthout is producing a series of radio documentary episodes around the racial disparities perpetuated by California’s growing, largely white-owned marijuana industry and the thousands of minorities serving time for marijuana-related offenses.  The series “A Bitter Harvest” reviews Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” […]

Nanny Who Wouldn’t Leave Has Disappeared

Jun 27, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
PHOTO: Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte from Upland, Calif. say that their live-in nanny, Diane Stretton, refuses to do her job or leave their home after they attempted to terminate her employment.

 

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The live-in nanny who was fired but refused to leave has apparently left.

Diane Stretton baffled Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte of Upland, California, when, they said, she stopped working after several months, was dismissed, but refused to move out.

New York City Jail Investigation: Safeguards Designed To Prevent Inmate Suicides Were Not Followed

Posted: 06/27/2014 3:08 am EDT Updated: 06/27/2014 4:59 pm EDT    In this June 25, 2014 photo, Tracie Morales stands with a photo of her son, Jamal Polo in New York. Polo committed suicide in May 2012 while jailed on sexual misconduct charges. Investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press on the 11 suicides in New York City jails over the past five years show that in at least nine cases, protocols and safeguards designed to prevent inmates from harming themselves were not followed. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was “thinking about killing himself.”

JUDGE ACCUSED OF VIOLATING DEFENDANTS’ RIGHTS

Judge accused of violating defendants' rights
Several lawyers are accusing a judge not following the law, and as a result, they say, people are being denied their legal rights
Friday, June 27, 2014

For anyone heading into Harris County Criminal Courtroom 14 on Friday morning, they were greeted with big yellow warning cards. They read in part “the judge or court staff may try to get you to plead guilty or ‘no contest’ without a lawyer.” 

If you’re not paying attention to net neutrality, you should be.

Net Neutrality Explained In 60 Seconds

If you’re not paying attention to net neutrality, you should be.

In short, some internet service providers want to fundamentally alter the way the internet works and collect money from companies like Netflix and Facebook to guarantee their data can continue to reach users unimpeded.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/net-neutrality-explained-in-60-seconds-2014-6#ixzz35qiqTAFD

In Prisons, Sky-High Phone Rates and Money Transfer Fees

Inside the razor wire on Eagle Crest Way, in rural Clallam Bay, Wash., telephone calls start at $3.15. Emails out, beyond the security fence, run 33 cents. Money transfers in, to what pass for bank accounts, cost $4.95.

“Deaf In Prison”

BEHEARDDC 

Published on Jun 26, 2014

HEARD created the #DeafInPrison Campaign to raise awareness about abuse of & discrimination against deaf prisoners.The Campaign, which officially launches on June 27th, aims to start a national conversation about these concerns and to compel corrective and preventive action.

Attorney General Greg Abbott Makes Chemical Storage Reports Confidential

by: Natalie San Luis
Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 01:30 PM CDT

After the ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas over a year ago, the Dallas Morning News used data from the Texas Department of State Health Services to identify 74 other facilities that contain at least 10,000 pounds of the hazardous chemical.

Federal Reserve Board announces money penalty and issues consent order against Regions Bank

Press Release

Release Date: June 25, 2014

For release at 3:30 p.m. EDT

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced that Regions Bank, Birmingham, Alabama, will pay a $46 million penalty for misconduct related to the process followed by the bank in the first quarter of 2009 for identifying and reporting non-accrual loans.

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