The child laughing, on the right, is Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. Big name, I know.
He was born in Denver, Colorado, in September 13, 1995. He was brutally murdered October 14, 2011, when he was just 16 years old by someone he never met. The murderer, a man who spent the majority of his adult years in Illinois and is married with two children of his own, was a stranger to al-Awlaki. The killer also murdered al-Awlaki’s father, Anwar, and Abdulrahman’s 17 year old cousin. As a side note, the father was killed while sitting in a cafe, minding his business.
When the murderer and his accomplices were questioned, one of the responses were, “the boy should have had a more responsible father”. Outrageous, isn’t it? What’s more outrageous is that Anwar & his son’s killer still walks free today, never having faced a single charge of murder, assault, or manslaughter. None were ever brought against him.
The murderer of the child and his father was Barack Obama, when he ordered a drone strike against alleged al-Qaeda members in Yemen. None of the victims listed here ever had any terrorist associations, or were ever part of al-Qaeda. They were on no one’s watch list. They were American citizens, who were in Yemen, minding their own business. Barack Obama killed them. Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is the one who stated that the strikes (the murdered happened over a couple of drone strikes) were justified, and that Abdulrahman “should have had a more responsible father”. Barry obama will never face murder charges for killing an American citizen, and the al-Awlaki family will never see their family members again.
That’s what’s going on in Ukraine now. People call it revolution. But I think this is a war…
My brother and his girlfriend are somewhere out there. My old grandma gave hats, gloves and scarves to the men marching to EuroMaidan. I have donated money to an unbiased journalism project that covers the events going on (hromadske.tv). Stand strong, my friends, the world supports you. You got this!
One Saturday in November, Kaveh Kamooneh drove his Nissan Leaf to Chamblee Middle School, where his 11-year-old son was playing tennis.
Kamooneh had taken the liberty of charging the electric car with an exterior outlet at the school. Within minutes of plugging in the car, he says a Chamblee police officer appeared.
"He said that he was going to charge me with theft by taking because I was taking power, electricity from the school," Kamooneh said.
Kamooneh says he had charged his car for 20 minutes, drawing about a nickel’s worth of juice. Don Francis of Clean Cities Atlanta, an electric vehicle advocacy group, says the estimate of 5 cents is accurate.
Sgt. Ford says the officer should have arrested Kamooneh on the spot. But he didn’t. Instead, the officer filed a police report. Then 11 days passed, and two deputies showed up at his house in Decatur.
"They arrested me here at about eight o’clock at night," Kamooneh said.
Ford said he sought the arrest warrant after determining that school officials hadn’t given Kamooneh permission to plug in his car. Ford said Chamblee Police did so without asking school officials if they wanted to prosecute the alleged theft of electricity. A DeKalb Schools spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Records show Kamooneh spent more than 15 hours in the DeKalb County Jail for plugging his car into a school’s electrical outlet.
(Image description: A West Papuan man discussing the West Papuan genocide and struggle for independence in the documentary, “Forgotten Bird of Paradise”
1: “We need full freedom. Nothing less than full freedom.”
2: “I may be old but I am prepared to fight. I am not scared.”
3: “We will never give up our struggle for freedom”)
Check out the full documentary on the West Papuan genocide in Indonesia and independence struggle: here.
In October of 2013, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations released a report about the crackdown on peaceful protests in democracies around the world – the tactics include excessive (sometimes deadly) police force and the criminalization of dissent. This is the introduction to the study, “Take Back the Streets,” which details cases of suppression in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Israel, Egypt, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, and Hungary.
In June 2010, hundreds of thousands of Canadians took to the streets of Toronto to peacefully protest the G20 Summit, which was taking place behind a fortified fence that walled off much of the city’s downtown core. On the Saturday evening during the Summit weekend, a senior Toronto Police Commander sent out an order – “take back the streets.” Within a span of 36 hours, over 1000 people – peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights monitors and downtown residents – were arrested and placed in detention.
The title of this publication is taken from that initial police order.
It is emblematic of a very concerning pattern of government conduct: the tendency to transform individuals exercising a fundamental democratic right – the right to protest – into a perceived threat that requires a forceful government response. The case studies detailed in this report, each written by a different domestic civil liberties and human rights organization, provide contemporary examples of different governments’ reactions to peaceful protests. They document instances of unnecessary legal restrictions, discriminatory responses, criminalization of leaders, and unjustifiable – at times deadly – force.
This is really an eye opener…. Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before. >WATER
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
And now for the properties of COKE
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
For Your Info
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?