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Monday, May 13, 2013

Morning News: Cocaine Vaccine and Mother's Day Violence

Posted by on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 7:07 AM

If Only Everyone Had Been Armed, This Tragedy Could've Been Avoided: Nineteen people were shot in New Orleans yesterday while celebrating Mother's Day, which is not a constitutionally protected right, like owning guns is.

Insane: Lawyers for the accused Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter plan on changing his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity today.

House of Horrors: A community struggles with what to do with the house that imprisoned three Cleveland women for more than a decade.

Eight-Year-Old Stabbed to Death: Her 12-year-old brother has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing.

In Other Knife News: A home invasion suspect was fatally stabbed last night near North Bend.

Still Shaking Their Litigation Stick: Religious hospitals that receive public Washington funds and deny abortion and death-with-dignity access to patients could be violating the Washington State Constitution, the ACLU of Washington explains to the New York Times.

What I Need Is a Milkshake Vaccine: Scientists have created a working vaccine for cocaine. “The vaccine eats up the cocaine in the blood like a little Pac-Man before it can reach the brain,” the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Ronald G. Crystal, said in a news release.

Making Friends and Influencing People: Walla Walla's state penitentiary is pairing up inmates in solitary confinement "to discuss ways to stay out of trouble, both in prison and when they get out," reports KIRO.

This Is How You Feed a Persecution Complex: Conservatives have been whipped into a frothy rage by the news that IRS tax scrutiny targeted more than just Tea Party groups. As the NYTimes reports:

The Internal Revenue Service’s special scrutiny of small-government groups applying for tax-exempt status went beyond keyword hunts for organizations with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names, to a more overtly ideological search for applicants seeking to “make America a better place to live” or “criticize how the country is being run,” according to part of a draft audit by the inspector general that has been given to Capitol Hill.

Ring Them Wedding Bells: A Hong Kong transsexual woman has won the right to marry her boyfriend.

LL Cool J: Talks accidental racism on All Things Considered.

And finally, news outlets report that a Whitney fan was kicked off her flight late last week for loving a little too much. Whitney's nice and all, but let's give credit where credit is due, shall we?


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Cato the Younger Younger 1
Dolly has always owned that song. Whitney could over do it to the point of being comical.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on May 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
If the blue house on Capitol Hill is still standing and being occupied, why not Castro's? Economics will probably have the biggest impact on that decision.
Posted by Matt from Denver on May 13, 2013 at 7:41 AM · Report this
douchus 3
Regarding the home intruder that was stabbed to death, can somebody explain why a warrant is needed before the body can be removed?! That seems crazy to me.
Posted by douchus on May 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 4
That's OK, Cato — Dolly cleaned up on the royalties from Whitney's cover.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on May 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM · Report this
TVDinner 5
Do I want to click on the LL Cool J link? Will my heart sink further if I do?
Posted by TVDinner http:// on May 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM · Report this
rob! 6
Bangladesh's government agreed on Monday to allow the country's 4 million garment workers to form trade unions without prior permission from factory owners...
What a concept.
Posted by rob! on May 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 7
Whitney Houston is also responsible for every young idiot's wedding in the '90s featuring a farewell song because she stripped it of its emotional impact and replaced it with a face full of Whitney.
Posted by MacCrocodile on May 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM · Report this
um, IRS targeting groups based on their political stance is fucking horrible. try not to be all hipster, alla time, okay? "feeding a persecution complex" is not a warranted jibe where in this case, um, they were persecuted. and we should all condemn.

Posted by double standard much? on May 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM · Report this
No dispute that the targeting of Tea Party groups should be investigated. But seriously, were was the outrage from these people when the FBI was infiltrating left-wing groups and starting dossiers on people who supported non-violent liberal causes?
Posted by Lymis on May 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 10
@7, that song and the one by Bryan Adams from Robin Hood... *god I fucking hated going to weddings from about 1993 until 2000*
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on May 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM · Report this
@6 - Shit hitting the fan:

Hundreds of factories which form the hub of Bangladesh's garment industry are to close indefinitely after worker unrest sparked by the death of more than 1,100 colleagues, employees announced Monday.


Shahidullah Azim, of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said the decision to shut down all the factories at Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, was made "to ensure the security of our factories".

Local police chief Badrul Alam told AFP that workers in 80 percent of the factories had walked out earlier in the day to demand an increase in salaries as well as the execution of the owner of the collapsed Rana Plaza complex in the town of Savar.…
Posted by anon1256 on May 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 12
Castro bought that house for 12K, before the market went to shit and the neighborhood was dotted with foreclosures.

How much could it be worth now? Fucking tear it out to the footings and plant a grove of flowering trees.
Posted by Max Solomon on May 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM · Report this
raindrop 13
The Castor house is still a crime scene, Matt in Denver, and will remain so for several weeks at least. Then do what @12 says.

The IRS targeting groups with excessive scrutiny (in comparison to others) because of ideology should send shivers up spine of every American, no matter what their ideology.

What is our nation turning in to?
Posted by raindrop on May 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM · Report this
Conservatives have been whipped into a frothy rage by the news that IRS tax scrutiny targeted more than just Tea Party groups.

Forgive my pompous sounding manner, but this is an excellent time for the lesson in misdirection as to what the really big story is regarding the IRS (definitely not the above).

Instead of CorporateMedia reporting the big IRS tax story (see links below, please), they are redirecting your attention, or misdirecting your attention, to the insignificant eye candy story above.



Now, supposedly, shortly after 9/11/01, the major global banksters met at a chateau in Switzerland (called the "Wolfsberg Group") to establish the AML, or Anti-Money Laundering rules and procedures, when in actuality what they were doing was establishing greater control over the global money laundering procedures from which the profit mightily from.

The real agenda becomes obvious when one considers that the IMF, through a private group they contracted with, the Edgemont Group (in Europe), established financial intelligence centers (called FinCens) to oversee such money laundering activities at the Offshore Financial Centers, also referred to as tax havens, throughout the world.

Now some countries, such as the USA and UK, already had their own FinCens in operation (the Treasury's FinCen, and the UK's FSA, or Financial Services Authority). Obviously, since then many, many of those banks --- and other top banksters --- involved with that Wolfsberg Group have been responsible for major money laundering activities: Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Soc Gen, and the latest in the news, UK-based HSBC, which did an estimated almost one-half trillions dollars for ten years, amounting to almost $5 trillion in drug money laundering!

Thus, it is most highly probable that this investigation will go nowhere, unless it is to curtail the activities of their competition?

The origin of these offshore financial centers, or tax havens, dates back to the 1960s, when President Kennedy and the greatest (real) populist to come out of Texas, the honorable Rep. Wright Patman, instigated a congressional study into foundations and trusts and how they were being used to hide/shelter the wealth and ownership of the super-rich (Rockefeller, Morgan, Mellon, du Pont, Harriman-Mortimer, and other such families).

Sadly, although this study was finished around 1968, after the assassinations of President Kennedy, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, Nixon would become the president and derail the commission which was to follow to enact any changes: Rockefeller stooge, Peter G. Peterson was appointed to head this commission (the "Peterson Commission on Foundations") and nothing ever came of it. (Peterson was later handpicked by Rockefeller to become director of the Council on Foreign Relations, and would himself handpick Timothy Geithner to follow Peterson as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the control element of the Federal Reserve System).

Wright Patman's position on the House Banking Committee was stolen from him around that time, and corrupt business of Wall Street continued on.

Posted by sgt_doom on May 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM · Report this
The City of Cleveland has erected a 10 foot fence around the Castro house to protect it from arson and vandalism until after the trail. Once the trial is over the house will be torn down.
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on May 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM · Report this
raindrop 16
@15: We appreciate your Johnny-on-the-spot coverage of all things framed.
Posted by raindrop on May 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM · Report this

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