Q: Did the Warren Commission specify a motive for Oswald killing Kennedy?
A: No. Oswald "was moved by an overriding hostility to his environment," the report said. "He does not appear to have been able to establish meaningful relationships with other people. He was perpetually discontented with the world around him. Long before the assassination he expressed his hatred for American society and acted in protest against it."
My Way News - Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world: During the service, attendees stomped their feet, clapped their hands and cheered as Jones and Evans led the group through rousing renditions of "Lean on Me,""Here Comes the Sun" and other hits that took the place of gospel songs. Congregants dissolved into laughter at a get-to-know-you game that involved clapping and slapping the hands of the person next to them and applauded as members of the audience spoke about community service projects they had started in LA.
At the end, volunteers passed cardboard boxes for donations as attendees mingled over coffee and pastries and children played on the floor.
Missouri court says red-light camera laws like those in KC are invalid - KansasCity.com: “By failing to require the municipal court to report a violation of the ordinance as a moving violation … Ellisville permits what state law prohibits — a moving violation without the assessment of points,” Odenwald wrote. “Because the ordinance allows a driver to commit a moving violation without being assessed points on his or her license, the ordinance conflicts with Missouri law.”
“If they do pay it, they are pleading guilty and they will not receive any refunds,” said Pfannenstiel.
There are 5,600 red-light camera tickets pending and nearly 17,000 warrants for people who never paid their fines. Pfannenstiel admitted those who want to take their chances and not pay, no longer have to worry about late fees or warrants, while waiting for the courts to make a final decision.
“We cannot stop them from paying if they chose to pay, but in the meantime, during this litigation no penalties will be added if they choose not to pay. No warrant will be issued for them,” said Pfannenstiel.
He has previously sewn his lips together to demonstrate against the jailing of two female members of the Pussy Riot punk band who staged an anti-Kremlin performance inside Moscow's main cathedral in 2011.
He was also arrested after wrapping his naked body in barbed wire outside a Saint Petersburg government building in May.
He said that he told Foreign Minister Elias Jaua "to give all the necessary explanations" to Mexico, but should "try to make the Mexican president know that he is standing up for an airplane that was full of cocaine."
Partnership between Facebook and police could make planning protests impossible - BlackListedNews.com:
Bloggers at the website PrivacySOS.org acknowledged that former federal prosecutor-turned-Facebook security chief Joe Sullivan was scheduled to speak during the conference at a panel entitled “Helping Law Enforcement Respond to Mass Gatherings Spurred by Social Media,” and suggested that agencies could be partnering with tech companies to keep users of certain services for communicating and planning protests and other types of demonstrations. A 2011 Bloomberg report revealed that Creativity Software, a UK based company with international clients, had sold geofencing programs to law enforcement in Iran which was then used to track political dissidents. US Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) told Bloomberg that those companies should be condemned for being complicit in human rights abuses. And while this week’s convention in Philadelphia was for law enforcement agencies around the globe, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see American companies adopt similar systems.
Federal Agencies Lay Out Contingency Plans for Possible Shutdown - NYTimes.com: National parks and their visitor centers would be closed, but other Interior Department operations would carry on. Approximately 500 Fish and Wildlife Service employees, whose salaries are paid by a permanent appropriation, would continue caring for animals at parks and hatcheries. At the United States Geological Survey, employees would continue to monitor equipment to forecast floods or detect earthquakes and volcano activity. Native Americans would continue to receive benefits payments, and the Bureau of Indian Education would operate its schools.
Experts Say 'Sovereign Citizens' a Threat to Law Enforcement: Allegations that David Allen Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, planned to confront police officers during traffic stops and kill them if they resisted illustrated the volatility of official interactions with people committed to the idea of fighting governmental authority, they said.
These people are not anarchists, they are homicidal maniacs
The two stood before a judge Friday and told him they didn't recognize his authority to keep them in jail.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen had none of it.
"So noted," he responded.
Beirich, at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said not all people who consider themselves sovereign citizens are violent.
But she called traffic stops involving people driving with fake license plates or without registration or driver's licenses a "typical flash point between cops and sovereigns."
KC’s Troost Avenue should be renamed for Martin Luther King - KansasCity.com: Numerous efforts have been made in the last decade or so to change the perceptions of Troost, and progress is being made. I understand the impulse to want to turn “Troost’’ around. But might progress along one of Kansas City’s major north-south thoroughfares have a better chance if the street were named for a champion of peace, justice and racial harmony?
According to CBS Denver, the info for these particular license plates is never entered into the DMV database, so when some state senator goes zooming by a speed camera, he or she won’t get a ticket, because the camera system looks up the license plate number through the DMV. Since no info comes up, no ticket is given.
This appears to be true for parking tickets as well. See, even though a parking enforcement officer might leave a ticket on the car, cities like Denver that rely on the DMV for addresses of vehicle owners come up empty when they try to collect on those tickets.
"To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the past," he adds. "There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don't want to split families up, so we end up releasing people out into the community on bond, on bail."
Nunez says, "It's a huge loophole."
"There has to be a policy change, something implemented, an emergency implementation that will stop this, or otherwise we will have thousands coming in."
She added that the federal government would provide grants for the operation of the facility for the first two years, but that after that, it would be incumbent on the Port and the City of Oakland to staff the DAC.
Juice Frauds: What's Really In Your Juice Slideshow | Slideshow | The Daily Meal:
Naked Juice. In 2011, a lawsuit was filed against the company for misleading language on the labeling that ignored the "added synthetic compounds," like "Fibersol-2 (a proprietary synthetic digestion-resistant fiber produced by Archer Daniels Midland and developed by a Japanese chemical company), fructooligosaccharides (a synthetic fiber and sweetener), and inulin (an artificial and invisible fiber added to foods to... increase fiber content without the typical fiber mouthfeel)." You can still find maltodextrin on the ingredient list for Blue Machine Naked Juice.
It's Time To Start Taking This Global Food Riot Model Seriously | Motherboard:
An ominous twist is that corn producers in the U.S. are currently growing more corn than the market is demanding. That is, the cost of corn for consumers is hovering at the edge of riot levels, while the selling price of corn is too low for producers. This has happened before, during the Great Depression and immediately preceding the Dust Bowl. Farmers ripped up fields for wheat and corn crops as fast as possible to make ends meet as the market price for corn tumbled, while in the eastern U.S., the country starved under catastrophic unemployment.
What followed shortly afterward was the black sky hell of the Dust Bowl drought. And, at the moment, the United States’ corn producing regions remain in a drought second only to the Dust Bowl. It’s an epic and confusing mess of circumstances with that distorted echo of some of America’s worst years. A notable difference is that the world is much more global now, with our Dust Bowl resonating in even more vulnerable parts of the world. Unfortunately, Bar-Yam’s model is about to see many more tests.
Mr. Snowden will not be tortured. Torture is unlawful in the United States. If he returns to the United States, Mr. Snowden would be brought before a civilian court convened under Article of the United States Constitution and supervised by a United States District Judge. Mr. Snowden would receive all the protections that United States law provides to persons charged with federal criminal offenses in Article courts. In particular, Mr. Snowden would be appointed (or, if he so chose, could retain) counsel. Any questioning of Mr. Snowden could be conducted only with his consent: his participation would be entirely voluntary, and his legal counsel would be present should he wish it. Mr. Snowden would have the right to a public jury trial; he would have the right to testify if he wished to do so; and the United States would have to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury. If convicted, Mr. Snowden would have the right to appeal to the United States Court of Appeals.
130529: WHEREAS, the State of Missouri does not recognize the different conditions within the highly urbanized areas of the State, such as Kansas City, and rural and suburban areas of the State, and forbids almost all localized control of firearms by any local government; and
WHEREAS, before seeking a change in state law to allow reasonable approaches to reducing gun violence within the City, the City wishes to show the Missouri General Assembly that the meager actions that can be taken locally have been taken to fight the localized problem of gun violence within the City; and
When a Kansas judge acquitted a Colorado man caught with medical marijuana – ruling his prosecution “impermissibly interfered with his constitutional right to interstate travel” – authorities appealed to the Kansas Supreme Court. In March, the justices ruled that people who bring marijuana into Kansas can be prosecuted.
The Marijuana Policy Project maintains tightly controlled regulation of pot is better than the current uncontrolled trafficking.
NY judge blocks Sept. 11 claims against airlines - Yahoo! News: But Developer Larry Silverstein and World Trade Center Properties insisted through their lawyers that the aviation companies owed at least $3.5 billion for letting hijackers board planes that destroyed three skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001: the prominent twin towers, and 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building that caught fire after debris from one of the jet crashes pierced its facade. It collapsed hours later.
APNewsBreak: Ricin suspect released from jail: "There was no apparent ricin, castor beans or any material there that could be used for the manufacturing, like a blender or something," Grant testified. He speculated that Curtis could have thrown away the processor.
The ratio among all military personnel of only children rose from about 20 percent in 1996 to more than 70 percent in 2006.
These pampered children began quitting the military for all sorts of frivolous reasons. “I don’t want to get a tan” and “I hate military quarters with no air conditioning” were among excuses cited.
In March 2011, Xuexi Shibao (Study Times), the organ of the Central Party School that teaches party ideology, ran an article that said, “Soldiers from the one-child generation are wimps who have absolutely no fighting spirit.”
This morning, Llaneza drove an SUV loaded with a chemical mixture to the Hegenberger Road bank and parked the vehicle under an overhang of the building. He then walked away from the car, met the undercover agent at a “safe distance from the bank” and tried twice to detonate the bomb by calling the cellphone attached to the explosive device. Unbeknownst to Llaneza, the chemicals were inert and the device was incapable of exploding. Federal agents then swooped in and took him into custody.
Llaneza believes recent protests in Oakland made the area an ideal
target for an attack if the attempt was made to seem like the work of an
“umbrella organization for a loose collection of anti-government
militias and their sympathizers.” His hope, the FBI claimed, was to
trigger a civil war by prompting a government crackdown after the
bombing, which would in turn prompt a right-wing uprising.
After forgoing the San Francisco Federal Reserve as a target because of
tight security, Llaneza allegedly proposed attacking the Bank of America
branch at 303 Hegenberger Road. From December through February, Llaneza
and the undercover agent conducted electronic and physical surveillance
of the bank branch. Following a suggestion by Llaneza, the FBI rented a
storage unit in Hayward as a preparation space and also provided a
sport utility vehicle to be used in the attack. Llaneza genuinely
believed the agent was a Taliban emissary, and made plans to escape to
Pakistan and then Afghanistan by sea following the attack.
The use of drones was later confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed agents have been prepared for Dorner to make a dash for the Mexican border since his rampage began.
He said: “This agency has been at the forefront of domestic use of drones by law enforcement. That’s all I can say at the moment.”
And if they kill him with a drone will SoCal feel relieved?