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Saturday, September 19, 2009
MEXICO CITY -- A man scrawling graffiti inside a downtown subway station pulled out a gun and began shooting when confronted by police Friday, killing at least two people and wounding five before being shot and subdued by officers.
Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera said a passenger and a police officer were killed at the Balderas subway station, near the Ciudadela crafts market. He said six people, including the shooter, were wounded. More, HERE.
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Watch Out Los Zetas Jax Desmond Worldwide Offers Support To Mexico In Battling Deadly Drug Cartel
NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The company that offered witness protection in the Anna Nicole Smith cases is now stretching out a hand and offering help to the Mexican government. The U.S. government says Los Zetas is "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico" and Jax Desmond, Chairman and CEO of Jax Desmond Worldwide says that's just "not acceptable."
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"It's evident that Mexico is over their head and if the authorities want our help, I'm happy to send out our top teams of police and military experts," says Desmond. With a large number of its operatives being former Israeli and US Special Forces, Jax Desmond Worldwide believes that the strong arm of Mexico's drug cartel will be no match for their elite team of private military contractors. More, HERE.
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Court Won't Block Release Of Conn. Sex Abuse Papers
October 5, 2009
The Supreme Court refused Monday to block the release of documents from lawsuits against Connecticut priests sued for sexual abuse.
As it opened a new term, the court turned down a bid by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., to keep thousands of pages of documents from 23 lawsuits against six priests from being made public.
The documents had been under seal since a settlement agreement was reached in 2001 between the diocese and the plaintiffs. But when a group of newspapers sought to have the documents unsealed, the Connecticut courts ruled the papers should be made public. More, HERE.
Medical Marijuana Arrests; Calif. Isn't Mellow Yet
Above, a marijuana plant. Sacramento law enforcement officials are cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries.
by Tom Fudge
More than 30 people were arrested last week in San Diego on charges of illegally distributing marijuana — part of the city's crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries.
California was the first state in the nation to legalize pot for medical use, back in 1996. But in the past year, the number of dispensaries all across the state has increased dramatically because of a relaxation in enforcement by the federal government. More, HERE.
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Fired UN Official Peter Galbraith Accuses the United Nations of Helping Cover Up Electoral Fraud Committed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai
October 5, 2009
Last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fired the top American diplomat at the United Nations in Afghanistan, Peter Galbraith. Galbraith had accused his boss at the UN mission in Afghanistan, Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide, of helping cover up electoral fraud and being biased in favor of Hamid Karzai. Galbraith has described the Afghan election as a “foreseeable train wreck” and says the election has “handed the Taliban its greatest strategic victory in eight years of fighting the United States and its Afghan partners.”. More, HERE.
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SAN YSIDRO: Agents fire at vans running the border
4 people injured during alleged smuggling attempt
Northbound lanes at the border were shut down after a shooting. Eduardo Contreras / Union-Tribune - San Diego Union-Tribune
Three federal agents fired shots yesterday as three vans filled with illegal immigrants tried to run the border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, and four people were injured, three by gunfire, authorities said.
A preliminary investigation indicated there was no return fire, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney. More, HERE.
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Mexico: Army raid finds cash addressed to police
September 23, 2009 MONTERREY, Mexico — Soldiers raiding a drug gang safehouse in northern Mexico found money-stuffed envelopes earmarked for various police forces and one marked for "press," authorities said Tuesday. Four people were arrested and $5 million in U.S. and Mexican currency was seized during the raid Monday in the industrial city of Monterrey, according to an army statement. Soldiers, acting on an anonymous tip, also seized drugs, money counting machines, cell phones and five vehicles. More, HERE.
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Senator Jeff Sessions: KKK members are nice people unless they smoke pot.
By Patrick Osio, Jr./HispanicVista.com, September 25, 2009
Racists deny being racists because they don’t see themselves as such, unaware they are typical products of their environment. Take Alabama Senator Jefferson (as in Jefferson Davis president of the Confederate states) Sessions – born and raised in Alabama by parents also born and raised in Alabama from a line of ancestors tracing back to the early 1880s. Sessions was born into racism, baptized and confirmed as he grew up and through family and peer experience absorbed racism disguised as pure and true patriotism and true Americanism. To Sessions that all people are not equal and whites are superior is an inherent acceptance of fact, not racism. An insight to his state of mind, Sessions was credited with making the public remark that he knows a lot of KKK clansmen and they are “nice people” the only problem he had is that some smoke pot. Not that they had a long history of lynchings, murders, terrorism, beatings, burning homes, and numerous other heinous criminal acts. To Sessions his religious beliefs made smoking pot more serious than the other acts he grew up witnessing that to racists are natural and normal – not racism. More, HERE.
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September 22, 2009
Inside the Soul of an Oilman
Are petro-execs intrinsically more corrupt than other businessmen?
By Peter Maass
This is an exclusive excerpt from Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil, published this week by Alfred A. Knopf.
I liked most oil executives I have met. They were hardworking men with a thrill for the deal, a fear of failure, and a moral compass that occasionally responded to the force of self-preservation; the compass did not always point in a moral direction. They were flawed, but that meant they were like the rest of us, using masks and shields in their real-world dealings. They might be one thing at the office, perhaps believing in the institution that employed them, perhaps not believing; and they might be something quite different outside the office.
Gabriel Nguema, the son of one of the world’s worst dictators, Teodoro Obiang, had a reasonable perspective on the oilmen who marched through his office at the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy in Equatorial Guinea. “Somebody in a company told me that when you work in this company you take your brain out and you put this box in,” Nguema said. “Once you return to your house you put your brain back in. So you don’t follow your feeling of what people need, you just follow what the company tells you.” More, HERE.
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9/11 Truth. An American Enigma.
A Message to Truth Activists
by Prof Peter Phillips
9/11 has become an American enigma. For many, 9/11 remains a puzzling, inexplicable, phenomenon that defies understanding in its complexities and misinformation. Most people doubt the full truth of the 9/11 Commission’s report, but are unable to accept that people inside the government could be so evil as to allow the deaths of 3000 Americans.
In a study published in the journal Sociological Inquiry, sociologists from four major research institutions focused on one of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election: the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The study calls such unsubstantiated beliefs "a serious challenge to democratic theory and practice" and considers how and why so many people linked Hussein to 9/11. Co-author Steven Hoffman, Ph.D., from University at Buffalo, says, "Our data shows substantial support for a cognitive theory known as 'motivated reasoning,' which suggests that rather than search rationally for information that either confirms or disconfirms a particular belief, people actually seek out information that confirms what they already believe. More, HERE.
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Terror Suspect Had Bomb Guide, Authorities Say
Chris Schneider/Denver Post, via Associated Press
Najibullah Zazi was arrested by F.B.I. agents in Aurora, Colo., late Saturday
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Mr. Zazi, 24, arrived at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in downtown Denver on Thursday.
Not Much Sleep For Ken Lewis This Weekend After FBI Joins Investigation Of Bank Of America
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/18/2009
Quoting to an unnamed source, The Charlotte Observer points out that the latest agencies joining the Bank of America/Merrill Bonus SNAFU are the Justice Department and the FBI. In related unconfirmed rumor/speculation, Ambien sales at pharmacies around Ken Lewis' current house(es) go through the roof.
According to the article: The criminal investigation has been underway for about six months, the source said. The probe means an additional layer of scrutiny for the Charlotte-based bank, which bought Merrill on Jan. 1. More, HERE.
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CRIMES (MAY HAVE) BEEN COMMITTED
The late President Richard Nixon popularized the sentence “Mistakes were made,” when he referred to the Watergate Affair. Most English teachers attempt to encourage their students to avoid the use of the passive voice since it often hides more than it illuminates. Citizens are entitled to know who, what, when, how and why when their governments take action. They are seldom provided with the complete story.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo recently announced that four major private equity firms had agreed to adopt his Public Pension Fund Reform Code of Conduct, which among other things would end the so-called “pay to play” practices, which can be found not merely in the U.S., but throughout the world. Under the Agreement, the aforementioned firms will “return” more than $4.5 million into the State’s Common Retirement Fund. This amount does not amount to great deal. Still, it remains unclear whether the U.S. Department of Justice and other regulatory bodies will pursue criminal prosecutions or regulatory enforcement acts in connection with this matter. More, HERE.
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YouTube - Rich List Criminal Accused Of £1m Drugs Plot
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La PGR detectó en Manzanillo otro contenedor que provenía del Distrito Federal con destino a Colombia y marcado con la matrícula NYKU3113756, con 2 millones 150 mil dólares.
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