You knew it was going to be someone who would go against the currents of rational thinking. As the world pays the appropriate respect to Muhammad Ali, including powerful world leaders, Piers Morgan (pictured above), the disgraced former CNN talk show host, began trying to clown the late Ali by calling the man a racist.…
Freedmen’s Town historic brick roads get a last-minute reprieve as judge temporarily backs preservationists
The Attack On Our Sacred Streets Continues: Does the City of Houston Owe Descendants of Freedmen’s Town “Reparations” for Land and Bricks Purchased by Freed Slaves?
These Ukrainian zoo animals are in dire straits because government funding for their food has dried up, De Lange said the animals will starve if aid is not provided by donors.
De Lange’s first rescue target is Ukraine’s 114 year old Nikolaev Zoo which has survived two world wars. It currently houses 5,735 animals, including big cats, wolves, bears, bison, foxes, monkeys, crocodiles, boa constrictors, deer, and a wide variety of birds and fish.
“At the Nikolaev Zoo, these thousands of animals are on the brink. There is only enough food left for the carnivores to eat today and tomorrow. The herbivores have enough to last one more week. Medical supplies have run out. These animals need our help right now,” said de Lange.
|Pasadena police say they have solved the cold case murders of a mother and her son from nearly 30 years ago.|
|A local mother is facing charges after authorities say she poisoned her daughter with salt.|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Jane Johanna Emily, a/k/a Jane Moeller, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, was arraigned on November 26, 2013, at the East St. Louis federal courthouse on three charges that she stole packages from the U.S. Mail.
The indictment alleges that in March and April 2013, Emily, who was working as a supervisor in the East St. Louis Post Office, opened and stole mail packages.
The federal grand jury indictment charges Emily with Obstruction of Mail in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1702; Theft of U.S. Mail by a Postal Employee in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709; and Opening of Mail in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703(a). Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Liam Coonan.
FRI NOV 22, 2013 AT 07:43 AM PST
Last week we learned that WalMart would be open on Thanksgiving day. We were told by a WalMart executive “associates” were even excited about the opportunity! Heck they were going to get extra pay, a meal and 25% off everything they could buy with their sudden wealth for the opportunity to work on one of the few remaining holidays not run over by greed. But as suspected, Walmart has figured out a way to screw over employees and make sure they dont earn extra for working on Thanksgiving. In fact, some might earn less.
Wal-Mart, like many of its rivals, is opening its stores earlier than ever at 6 p.m. for holiday sales on Thanksgiving. Not only will Gertz miss Thanksgiving dinner with her daughter, but she also worries about not getting enough extra pay for working the holiday.That’s because Wal-Mart calculates “holiday pay” for its workers differently than many of its rivals — Target, Sears, Kmart, J.C. Penney and Toys R Us — who pay workers time and a half.
Wal-Mart gives employees a regular hourly wage plus additional pay for working the Thanksgiving holiday. The additional pay is equal to the average daily wage in the two weeks leading up to the holiday.
That would mean that if Gertz worked an eight-hour shift on Thanksgiving day and also an average of eight hours a day in the two weeks prior, she would double her pay — or at $10 an hour, $80 extra.
Wait what? You mean WalMart has come up with a different, worse for workers way to compensate them for working a holiday? Say it isnt so!
The problem is that Gertz and other Wal-Mart workers say their hours are cut prior to the holidays, so their average daily wage also goes down.Last year, Gertz’s hours were cut by five hours a week before the holiday. Her hours were also cut in the weeks after the holiday, which bit into her paychecks further. She said some associates in her store had their hours slashed from 40 per week to 24 in the weeks after.
“The extra pay is not really a benefit, since they cut your hours,” she said. “Your paycheck either equals the same amount or it ends up being less.”
The mission of WordPress.com is to democratize publishing. We’re inspired every day by the ways creators use our platform to bring their voices to the world. Unfortunately, we also see many cases of censorship aimed at WordPress.com authors and users.
One area where we’ve seen a number of problems is the censoring of criticism through abuse of copyright law. Two recentcases of abuse really caught our attention and made us think that we needed to take action to fight back on behalf of our users and everyone who believes in the internet’s promise for free expression.
Censorship by DMCA
A common form of censorship by copyright stems from improper use of legal creations called DMCA takedown notices. The DMCA stands for the “Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” which is a US federal law that created a system for protecting copyrights online. The DMCA system works pretty well, but has a…
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Parenting blogs flourish on WordPress.com, and today, we’re pleased to introduce you toGendermom, whose site tagline, A chronicle of fun and fear, or, daily life with my young trans daughter, says it all. Gendermom’s daughter M. was born a boy. He knew early on that he should have been born a girl. Gendermom writes anonymously about the challenges and joys of raising M. Her site is a great example of how bloggers can educate, inspire, and build supportive communities.
Your son approached you at age three to tell you he believed that he should have been born a girl. How did you come to terms with him as a transgender person?
Well, it’s taken time. As far as I knew, I’d never met a transgender person before my child came onto the scene, announcing shortly after his third birthday that he was actually a she…
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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis says there are 1,600 unemployed veterans in the Triad. More than 500 are homeless, and Davis working to change those numbers.
He wants to transform the Evergreens nursing home facility in High Point into a full-service Veterans Center.
Davis said Guilford County owns the facility, which has been empty for about four years. He said the County “used to be in the nursing home business,” but a private company bought the licenses for the Evergreens facilities in High Point and Greensboro and relocated to a new location.
He believes it could be a prime spot for helping homeless and struggling veterans.
“It had a nursing hub and it had five wings that branch off from that center,” Davis described. “So it’s ideal for a short term stay for veterans who need a place to stay.”
At a panel…
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[ooyala code=”ZiZ2JsaDpDMu7eQpDNK6EVRC6vGiMNFQ” player_id=”55ce3a06495346ddb20768902d1e991c”]Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach prosecutors have sent subpoenas to Twitter for online videos posted by a 21-year-old man who died in a bizarre car accident, and for his friend who is accused of capitalizing on the tragedy by pilfering his buddy’s $3,000 camera.
NewsChannel 3 first disclosed the series of videos from Twitter’s “Vine” app during our investigation into Chris Pardee’s death. Three people with Chris on June 8 say he climbed out of a moving car and tumbled to the pavement, possibly trying a stunt called “car surfing.” Police believe that, and never charged anyone with the death. Chris’ mother, Diane Pardee, doesn’t buy those stories and has been pushing police to dig deeper.
NewsChannel 3 obtained several videos showing the 19-year-old designated driver had been drinking that night. Court records show she was over the limit for teen drivers, but police let her go…
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DENVER (AP) — Someone stole more than $146,000 from a rural Colorado county’s bank accounts through a computer virus, officials said Friday.
The theft occurred this month when someone sent a bogus email to Huerfano (WUR’-fuh-no) County purporting to be from a shipping company, County Administrator John Galusha said. A county official clicked on a link in the email, inadvertently triggering a virus that initiated the transfer to bank accounts in Europe.
Another attempt to transfer $80,000 from Huerfano County accounts in June was foiled when a broker involved became suspicious, Galusha said.
That attack used an email purporting to be from a national credit rating company. The money was to be sent to a bank in Turkey, he said.
Huerfano County prosecutors said that federal officials are investigating and that no one had been arrested. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Denver said prosecutors are aware of…
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It was a sunny day in Dallas; the autumn was mild and the crowd gathered in the street cheering the Presidential motorcade through downtown Dallas. However this perfect day soon became one of the darkest days in American history. At 12h30 a lonely shooter fired accurately at the convoy hitting lethally the 35th American President.
American society always had a fascination towards the Kennedy’s; they saw in them a kind of an American royal family, so when John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected as President, the nation rejoiced. John F Kennedy was young, rich, powerful, handsome and well married to the gracious Jacqueline. A perfect Presidential couple, for a not so perfect America.
The mafia was at its best, working along with the government against communism. The Vietnam war was at its beginning, driving the United States towards a conflict they didn’t want, at least from JFK’s side, but…
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The Last Codebreaker: the Life of Mavis Batey
Written by Allison Barrows
Multiple major news sites such as The Daily Beast, BBC News and The Washington Post announced that on November 17th, Mavis Batey, age 92, had died. Batey was a woman who had witnessed the world’s turn towards hell during World War II and had survived the cold, destructive, assertions of two superpowers. She had witnessed the world heal and hurt itself through multiple cycles of war. Batey, who took up a job as a garden historian after the war, was later revealed to be one of the top code breakers where she worked alongside some of the smartest minds during WWII.
Batey’s work contributed to breaking the Enigma Machine and was mostly based in Bletchley Park, Britain’s secret cryptography institution that, at various times, housed the brilliant minds of Alan Turning and…
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