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1/16/19 – AUSTRALIA TO RECOGNISE ORPHANAGE TRAFFICKING AS SLAVER

The Modern Slavery Bill, which finally became law yesterday, will require businesses with turnovers of more than $100 million to report what they are doing to prevent slavery in supply chains.

The legislation is also part of a wider push to stop Australians from taking part in “voluntourism” schemes which do more harm than good.

According to the BBC, 80 per cent of children living in the world’s orphanages have at least one living parent and have been lured to the orphanages to attract volunteers.

 

White Mother Says She Didn’t Raise Adopted African Daughters To Be Black

AUSTRALIA JUST BECAME THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO RECOGNISE ORPHANAGE TRAFFICKING AS A TYPE OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY.

Shooting death of 7-year-old ruled ‘justifiable homicide’

Metro Detroit woman beaten in parking lot, she says because she’s black

1/14/17 Full Episode – Trans Woman Attacked And Sandy Hook/Alex Jones Update

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Food inspections by the FDA have been sharply reduced, alarming criticsImage result for capitalism meme

The furloughing of hundreds of Food and Drug Administration inspectors has sharply reduced inspections of the nation’s food supply — one of the many repercussions of the partial government shutdown that are making Americans potentially less safe.

The agency, which oversees 80 percent of the food supply, has suspended all routine inspections of domestic food-processing facilities, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in an interview. He is working on a plan to bring inspectors back as early as next week to inspect facilities considered high-risk because they handle sensitive items such as seafood, soft cheese and vegetables, or have a history of problems.

Teen charged with murder of transgender woman

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) – A 17-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a transgender woman last year in a secluded area on the South Side was ordered held without bail Sunday.

Tremon T. Hill was charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 13 slaying of Dejanay Stanton, a 24-year-old trans woman he was in a sexual relationship with, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Britt Steinberg said at a bail hearing in the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

Stanton received a text from Hill the morning of her killing asking her to meet him in a lot in the 4000 block of South Calumet Avenue in Bronzeville, Steinberg said.

Passenger carries firearm through TSA screening at Atlanta onto Delta flight

(CNN)A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration.

“TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the morning of January 3,” the release states.
The passenger had forgotten the firearm was in their carry-on luggage, the TSA said. The incident was not part of a test.

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Developer Jim Skaggs ‘couldn’t believe’ when he heard that a neighbor allegedly assaulted U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home in Bowling Green. Matt Stone/Louisville Courier Journal

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, said the operation is related to an injury in 2017 when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, attacked him while Paul was mowing his lawn. The incident left Kentucky’s junior senator with six broken ribs and a bruised lung.

He is scheduled to have the outpatient operation at the privately adminstered Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario during the week of Jan. 21, according to documents from Paul’s civil lawsuit against Boucher filed in Warren Circuit Court.

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Fortnite is one of the biggest games of this decade, and it rose to prominence in a very seemingly organic way. Tim Sweeney, the game’s creator has been at work for decades in fact, developing different, intricate and interactive realms in the digital world for players.

 

 

 

Former Pharmaceutical Exec Pleads Guilty To Bribing Doctors

The former head of sales for an Arizona drug company pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to defraud insurance companies by bribing doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl-based pain drug when it wasn’t needed, according to court documents.

The man, Alec Burlakoff, 44, of West Palm Beach, Florida, is former vice president of sales for Insys Therapeutics Inc. of Chandler, Arizona. Court documents show that Burlakoff agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against Insys at a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston.

Prosecutors said Burlakoff is the highest-level executive to admit wrongdoing in their investigation of the company’s billionaire founder, John Kapoor, and five other co-defendants, all of whom have pleaded not guilty.
Insys agreed to pay $150 million to settle related claims in August.

Burlakoff pleaded guilty to a single count of racketeering conspiracy in exchange for a likely reduction in the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced next May. He will remain free until then, according to court documents.

An updated indictment filed in September accuses Kapoor and the others of having conspired to bribe doctors to prescribe the drug Subsys to boost sales and defraud insurers from 2012 to 2015.
Subsys, an under-the-tongue spray that manages pain in cancer patients, contains fentanyl, an opioid that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says is 25 to 50 times more powerful than heroin. It is the drug that killed Prince.
ccording to the superseding indictment, Burlakoff and the others ran a sophisticated scheme that used pharmacy data to identify doctors who prescribed a lot of opioids. They then bribed the doctors with offers of cushy speaking engagements to increase their Subsys prescriptions even further and to write a minimum number of prescriptions at a minimum dose to generate as many insured refill orders as possible “without regard to the medical needs of … Subsys patients,” according tot he indictment.

In June 2017, Patty Nixon, an Insys sales representative-turned-whistleblower, told NBC News how the company lured doctors into prescribing the drug for patients who didn’t need it.

“My job responsibilities were to contact insurance companies on behalf of the patients and the doctors to get the medication approved and paid for by their insurance company,” said Nixon, who said she was fired after she stopped showing up for work because she felt guilty about lying on the job.

A 30-day supply of Subsys can cost as much as $30,000, generating sales of $240 million in 2016.

A College Student Was Told To Remove A “Fuck Nazis” Sign Because It Wasn’t “Inclusive”

 

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Nicole Parsons said she was fed up with her university’s silence over a string of hate crimes on campus when she put up a sign in her dorm window that read “FUCK NAZIS YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.”

Parsons, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told BuzzFeed News on Sunday that she decided to put up the sign after a swastika was drawn over a “Happy Hanukkah” sign on a resident assistant’s door the first week of December. “I thought maybe if I hang the sign up, maybe the person who drew the swastika will see it and see someone condemning their actions, even if the administration doesn’t do it,” she said.

Virginia plans to end driver’s license suspensions for court debt, governor says

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Virginia’s governor announced plans this week to stop suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid court fines and fees, a change that could affect more than 600,000 people.

A Washington Post analysis earlier this year found that more than 7 million people nationwide may have had their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay court or administrative debt, a practice that advocates say unfairly punishes the poor. A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles said 626,537 drivers had their licenses suspended as of Dec. 1 for failure to pay such costs.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancerous Nodules Removed From Lung

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had cancerous growths removed from her lung.

Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy Friday morning at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, according to a news release from the court. The procedure to remove two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung followed their discovery during tests performed last month to diagnose and treat rib fractures suffered in a fall on Nov. 7.

She is “resting comfortably” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There was no evidence of any remaining disease following the surgery, the court said. There was no evidence of disease elsewhere in Ginsburg’s body, and no further treatment is planned.

The full statement from the court reads:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Poacher Ordered to Watch Bambi During Prison Stay

A Missouri man was sentenced to watch the movie “Bambi” once a month during one year behind bars for his part in the illegal killing of hundreds of deer, authorities said Monday.

David Berry Jr., 29, was handed the unusual sentence as part of what Missouri regulators called one of the biggest poaching cases in state history.

Berry was among a group, which included his brothers and father, who illegally killed hundreds of deer over at least three years, authorities said. Arrests in the probe began in 2016.

The men were found to have broken a laundry list of hunting laws, including hunting out of season and using illegal weapons, such as lights that temporarily blind deer at night so they stand still for an easy kill. They also would cruise in their vehicles and kill deer from the roadsides, also in violation of state hunting laws, officials said.

They would sometimes simply cut off the heads of their kills, leaving the rest of the deer carcass to rot in fields across Lawrence County, Missouri, authorities said.

“This was not hunting, this was poaching,” Missouri Department of Conservation Protection Division Chief Randy Doman told NBC News on Monday. “We’re talking in the hundreds of illegally killed deer over at least three years.”

Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter said the defendants have boasted to friends that they had killed as many as 1,200 deer over the years. Investigators were able to confirm only a fraction of that boast, based on witnesses, pictures taken by the poachers themselves and the deer heads and antlers they collected.

Berry pleaded guilty to taking wildlife illegally and was sentenced earlier this month to a year in Lawrence County jail.

County Judge Robert E. Greene also ordered that while he sits in jail, he repeatedly watch a classic 1942 animated movie about a baby deer named Bambi whose mother is shot and killed by hunters.

“At least one time per month, that Defendant is to view the Walt Disney movie Bambi, with the first viewing being on or before December 23, 2018, and at least such viewing each month thereafter during the Defendants incarceration in the Lawrence County Jail,” Greene ordered.

Berry’s lawyer, Stacie Bilyeu, called the sentence “bizarre” and said there was no hint that the “Bambi” punishment was coming during the sentencing hearing.

12/18/18 – Wine Cellar News And Comment.

Bank calls cops on black man because they thought his paycheck was too high

Paul McCowns tells Cleveland 19 he went to the Huntington branch inside Giant Eagle on Biddulph Ave in Brooklyn on December 1st.

 

“I had got a new job. I worked there for about three weeks,” he said.

 

McCowns said this was the first check from his new job with an electric company.

He was asked for two forms of ID, which both he and bank employees confirm he provided. The bank says McCowns also provided a fingerprint, per bank policy for non-Huntington customers who wish to cash checks.

Idris Elba Says #MeToo Movement Is “Only Difficult If You’re a Man with Something to Hide”

Elba has been especially on in the last few months. He’s been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive; his daughter has been announced as the next Golden Globes ambassador; and he’s poised to release the next season of his hit BBC series, Luther, which he has lovingly referred to in the past as hisJames Bond. He’s firing on all cylinders.

Post From Maddie Stump 

Image may contain: one or more people, text that says 'where do crossdressers who identify with the sex they were born with fit under this umbrella??? Transgender Binary Non-Binary Genderqueer Genderfluid Trans woman Demiboy Bigender Trans man Demigirl Agender Neutrois And more!'

 

I don’t understand trans women who outright bancross-dressers from tran

s fem community.

Like: how many options do you think there are for AMAB gender non-conformity? Because in my experience the options are like four, five max.

And two of them are being a trans woman. We’re not AFAB, cross-dressing is one of a very finite number of ways for us to explore gender in any even remotely societally acceptable significant capacity

 

‘Green News Report’ – December 18, 2018

With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen…
By DESI DOYEN on 12/18/2018, 11:13am PT

IN TODAY’S RADIO REPORT:Scandal-plagued Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is out;

United Nations COP24 climate talks make progress on the Paris Agreement ‘rule book’;

Youth climate activists ratchet up the pressure; PLUS: Companies jump at U.S. offshore wind lease sale, shattering all previous records… All that and more in today’s Green News Report!

16-year-old girl charged with murder in connection with fatal police-involved shooting

COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) – A 16-year-old girl has been charged with murder after a teenage boy was killed in a police-involved shooting last week.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested a 16-year-old female in connection with the shooting death of Julius Ervin Tate, Jr. on Dec. 7.

Ohio Supreme Court Decides Lower Court Failed By Trying Trafficking Survivor As An Adult, But Still Upholds Conviction

The Summit County Juvenile Court in Ohio didn’t follow the law when it allowed a 15-year-old girl who was a human trafficking victim to be tried as an adult in the robbery and murder of the man who trafficked her, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The high court, however, upheld the girl’s conviction and sentence to prison for the rest of her life.

The court ruled Alexis Martin couldn’t prove that the judge’s decision to bind her over to adult court would have changed if the juvenile court had further explored her human trafficking history.

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British Sex Worker Murdered by Client

A banker texted his partner “I’m sorry” after he allegedly bludgeoned a high-class escort to death on her 29th birthday, a court heard.

Helen Jervis asked her partner of 12 years Zahid Naseem “What have you done” after he told her “It’s too late, I’m sorry, life isn’t going to work for me” on 25 May, Lewes Crown Court heard.

Defense Requests Evidence in Chrystul Kizer Case

A Kenosha man who was shot to death in his 14th Avenue home last June had been under investigation for producing child pornography and sexual abuse, with one of the girls involved the teenager now charged with homicide for his shooting death, according to defense attorneys.

Pastor Charged in Murder of Transgender Woman

Detroit, MI- A pastor has been accused of murdering a transgender woman who was found dead in Detroit last week.
 
 A police officer discovered the body of 36-year-old Kelly Stough on Friday, the Detroit News reports.

Man Breaks Woman’s Spine in Anti LGTBQ Attack

A man who saw a woman kissing another woman on the New York subway called one of them a “dyke” and punched her so hard that he broke her spine.

The suspect reportedly became angry after seeing the two women share a kiss on the cheek on the E train to Manhattan on November 30, according to the Gothamist.

The man and the victim then got into an argument, which the women tried to walk away from, only for the suspect to follow and punch her in the back of the head.

He then shoved her down, causing her head to strike the floor, before fleeing the train at the next stop, Forest Hills-71st Ave.

The victim, who was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Centre, had a fractured spine after the attack.

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating, and anyone with information about the suspect—who was reported as being 5’11”, 220lbs and between 50 and 60 years old—is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline on 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish-speaking callers.

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