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2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers



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Stagecoach 2015: Chatham County Line entertains Mustang stage fans
2015-04-26 21:41:06 (4 minutes ago) 
 
M2 in $1.6bn takeover bid for iiNet
2015-04-26 21:39:12 (6 minutes ago) 
TPG will have to raise its $1.4bn bid for iiNet after smaller rival M2 Group lobbed a competing bid for the Perth-based telco today.
 
'Absolute Chaos': Rescuers Claw to Find Nepalese Quake Survivors
2015-04-26 21:36:42 (8 minutes ago) 
Amid rubble and landslides, rescue crews were digging with their bare hands to find survivors from the weekend's devastating earthquakes in Nepal.






 
Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction
2015-04-26 21:35:20 (10 minutes ago) 
Link to PDF of letter of demand to return the illegally auctioned copyrighted art and photography of Los Angeles Photographer / Artist, David Goldner.

http://www.DavidGoldner.com

http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/GoldnerCopyrightViolations.pdf

As the creator and copyright owner, Los Angeles Artist David Goldner claims he has exclusive rights to his own work under, the Copyright Act of 1968, the copyright act of 1976, as well as The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. These exclusive rights include the right to reproduce the Work, and to publish and communicate the Work to the public (including by way of sale, broadcast or putting the Work online). No one else but David Goldner has these rights except the clients he may grant a written copyright to.

In the Artist's letter of demand, Mr. Goldner insists Public Storage's auction was blatantly illegal, (as are many other former Public Storage customers are claiming in law suits and class action suits currently being filed all over the country) and he demands the immediate returned of all copyrighted material or 40 Million dollars in compensation for the 40 plus years of his photography and art they have "blatantly stolen", as Mr Goldner puts it.

"Ronald L. Havner Jr. makes almost 10 million a year, what is 40 plus years of my life worth? A million a year?" Mr Goldner exclaims! This amount is not only for wiping out a life time of his art and photography, he explains, it's for compensation from future sales, licensing or use as stock of his original copyrighted material that Public Storage is now denying him with there malicious and illegally auction his own original copyrighted material.

"These vultures have destroyed my life!" he insists. "I have no record of a life time of my own art and photography work or my client records! I've been an artist since I was a kid. My very first painting from grammer school was in that storage space! I started photography in Jr. High in the earlie 70's, and I had my own darkroom by the time I was in high school. I was shooting concerts for Hollywood news papers in high school as well as shooting fashion for my father and his associates. I had hundreds of thousands of negatives, transparencies, prints and my original painted art in that storage space. Every original piece of work I've done in my life is now just gone! All stolen by the corporate thieves at Public Storage. Let alone all my personal and family belonging as well! I don't even have a picture of my mother left. Theses sleazy scumbags stole my entire life away from me as if they had a right! They didn't! he insists. And I'll be damned if I'm not going to easily prove that to them in court! These guys fucked with the wrong artist!" he insists with a passion.

https://www.facebook.com/PublicStorageSleazyThieves
 
Turkmenistan president named 'People's Horse Breeder'
2015-04-26 21:34:39 (10 minutes ago) 

Authoritarian leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov accepts new honorific title during Day of the Horse celebrations which included a horse beauty contest

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Sneak peek at Bourdain's next adventure
2015-04-26 21:31:39 (13 minutes ago) 
Get a sneak peek at Anthony Bourdain's next adventure in Miami. The CNN Original Series "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" Sunday, May 3rd 9pm ET/PT.
 
I just discovered "Better off Ted", glad I did.
2015-04-26 21:30:35 (15 minutes ago) 

This one flew under my radar until a few days ago. I have Amazon Prime and have been checking out various popular TV series but none of them really caught my interest. Then I just somewhat-randomly tried "Better Off Ted" and it had me hooked from the first episode. Lot's of hysterical laugh-out-loud moments.

I'm only 1/2 way through the first season and am really bummed that there are only two seasons. Apparently it flew below everybody else's radar also. Kinda' reminds me of Arrested Development in its quirky humor.

Anyway, just wanted to say it's a great comedy so far and I recommend it to to anyone looking for something new (old) to watch.

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'The ground is shaking': Nepal earthquake triggers avalanche at Everest base camp – video
2015-04-26 21:30:16 (15 minutes ago) 
Footage from German climber Jost Kobusch shows the moment an avalanche hit Everest base camp, triggered by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake some 100 miles (160km) away. The quake has killed more than 2,500 people across Nepal. At least 17 people on Everest are believed to have died, and more than 60 injured

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'Child abuse ongoing' victim warns
2015-04-26 21:30:06 (15 minutes ago) 
A victim of a sex grooming ring in Oxford believes the city's children are still being targeted by sex gangs.
 
Obama amnesty greater threat to blacks than police brutality, racial profiling, experts say
2015-04-26 21:20:00 (25 minutes ago) 

Economic and civil rights experts say increased immigration spurred by President Obama's executive orders poses a bigger threat to the black community than police brutality or racial profiling, which have sparked protests in black communities across the country.

"It's a bigger threat to black livelihood," Peter Kirsanow, a member of ...

 
Ex-late night host Craig Ferguson gets warm Daytime Emmys welcome with game-show emcee trophy
2015-04-26 21:19:01 (26 minutes ago) 
 
19 badly translated bootleg DVD covers
2015-04-26 21:18:01 (27 minutes ago) 
submitted by GetFreeCash to movies
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Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500
2015-04-26 21:15:44 (29 minutes ago) 
 
Japan laps US with new high speed train
2015-04-26 21:12:59 (32 minutes ago) 
In the United States the definition of high-speed rail ranges from 90 mph to 150 mph. The average speed of the the fastest train currently running in the United States, the Acela Express, is 68 mph. While the Acela Express is capable of higher speeds, and while it does run at 150 mph on segments of its run, its speed is woefully lacking when compared to other countries.

Japan this week tested a new maglev train with a top speed of 374 mph. That is more than double the speed that is considered high speed—150 mph—in the United States.

Shortly after Scott Walker took the governor's office in Wisconsin, he killed the proposed Madison to Milwaukee section of high-speed rail, which eventually would have been a part of a line that connected Chicago to Minneapolis. That line would have been completed two years ago. And while this was a short-sighted political move, this is not a post written to slam Walker, as you can read below the fold.

 
There's a way to fight back against Floyd Mayweather's exploits
2015-04-26 21:11:45 (33 minutes ago) 
Sports fans were furious about the callous insults ESPN's Britt McHenry recently was caught on camera hurling at a tow company employee. She was suspended for a week.
 
Southern California officer reunited with newborn he found alive, buried in dumpster in 1989
2015-04-26 21:10:57 (34 minutes ago) 
 
10 Things to Know for Monday
2015-04-26 21:10:20 (35 minutes ago) 
10 Things to Know for Monday
 
Searching for Survivors as Aftershocks Rattle Kathmandu
2015-04-26 21:10:16 (35 minutes ago) 
The earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.
 
Motorcycle rider from California killed in Nevada race
2015-04-26 21:10:14 (35 minutes ago) 
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A motorcycle rider from California has died in a crash during the Virginia City Grand Prix race Saturday in northern Nevada....
 
G.O.P. Struggling With Shifts on Gay Marriage
2015-04-26 21:01:29 (44 minutes ago) 
Once a winning primary issue as well as a powerful wedge issue, same-sex marriage has grown far more complicated for Republicans.






 
Blackhawks' Patrick Kane shoulders his usual load in return
2015-04-26 21:00:14 (45 minutes ago) 
While holding court with the media, Patrick Kane subconsciously began rubbing his left shoulder when the subject of the Blackhawks winger's fractured collarbone was broached.
 
Riverbed retires RVBD from NASDAQ after private equity swoop
2015-04-26 20:59:43 (45 minutes ago) 
 
Thrift stores make more revenue being less choosy
2015-04-26 20:58:49 (46 minutes ago) 
Charities are finding new revenue sources from items they used to refuse.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:53:27 (52 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Seven ways to fly like a pro
2015-04-26 20:50:50 (54 minutes ago) 
There are people who love to fly and there those that don't. They may tolerate flying because it gets them from point A to point B quickly. But for them, the experience itself is not fun.
 
Chinese island-building in South China Sea 'may undermine peace', says Asean
2015-04-26 20:50:21 (55 minutes ago) 

Regional leaders express concerns about Beijing’s land reclamation efforts in waters which are claimed in part by four other nations

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Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989
2015-04-26 20:50:05 (55 minutes ago) 
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save....
 
An election mandate, or not
2015-04-26 20:39:21 (1 hours ago) 
The pledge to scrap Melbourne’s East West Link is on par with the ‘referendum’ on the carbon tax. Isn’t it?
 
Margaret Palmer, founder of the now USC Pacific Asia Museum, dies at 99
2015-04-26 20:38:12 (1 hours ago) 
 
Nepal earthquake: Relief agencies race against time as humanitarian crisis worsens
2015-04-26 20:38:04 (1 hours ago) 
Governments and aid agencies rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle, and while there is still time to save lives.
 
Baltimore reeling from volatile police demonstrations
2015-04-26 20:36:02 (1 hours ago) 
As Freddie Gray's family prepares to bury him, they are calling for peace in the wake of an eruption of violent protests
 
Making mobile gaming more accessible
2015-04-26 20:31:12 (1 hours ago) 
With all of the fuss made about constantly improving video game graphics, it may be surprising that there is a sizeable demographic of game fans for whom graphics are literally meaningless: blind gamers.
 
Former Minneapolis council aide brings transgender issues to the forefront
2015-04-26 20:31:11 (1 hours ago) 
Andrea Jenkins has recorded hundreds of hours of conversations with transgender people as part of a project at the University of Minnesota.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:30:13 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Trimpin: ‘The genius everybody in Seattle ought to know’
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
Oorchestra commissioned a site-specific piece from Trimpin, the sound-and-motion wizard, and he obliged with “Above, Below and In Between,” which will be performed all around Benaroya Hall’s lobby on Friday, May 1.
 
Sunday Best: A bridal gown with a glow of its own
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
A backstage peek at a bridal dress by Monique Lhuillier
 
Have a field day with your dog at Muddy Mutt Event
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
The Muddy Mutt Event, which aims to raise money for charities that help children and animals, takes place Saturday, May 2, at Camp Korey in Carnation.
 
Grapefruit juice causes bad interactions with some meds
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
The effects of simvastatin, amiodarone and warfarin could all be magnified by grapefruit.
 
A tech veteran’s ‘amazing’ new chapter championing women
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
Leader of Seattle school that offers free software development to women.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Homes ‘could boost pensions’
2015-04-26 20:19:12 (1 hours ago) 
The family home should be included in the means test for the aged pension, says the Centre for Independent Studies.
 
I'm a single father. My favorite color is green. And my daughter knows when I've had a hard day at work.
2015-04-26 20:18:02 (1 hours ago) 
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Bronx teen accused of punching 2nd cop: police
2015-04-26 20:16:52 (1 hours ago) 
Kenrick Cowan, 16, was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal mischief and petty larceny.






 
Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
2015-04-26 20:10:41 (2 hours ago) 
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade....
 
Mustafa Akinci wins northern Cyprus presidential election
2015-04-26 20:10:18 (2 hours ago) 

Victory of leftist former mayor prompts renewed optimism for reunification of island that has undergone four decades of division

A leftist moderate, campaigning on a platform of peace, has won the presidential election in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, raising hopes of a breakthrough in stalled reunification talks on the ethnically divided island.

Turkish Cypriots voted overwhelmingly in favour of Mustafa Akinci, the 67-year-old former mayor, who has promised to inject fresh urgency into the quest to end four decades of division on the island. The veteran politician gained 60.38% of the vote compared to 39.62% for the outgoing Dervis Eroglu, a hawkish conservative.

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A dangerous moment in a rescue at sea
2015-04-26 20:10:09 (2 hours ago) 
60 Minutes travels with the Italian coast guard as it conducts search and rescue missions for men, women and children -- many fleeing war zones in rickety fishing boats
 
Rescue efforts intensify as death toll from Nepal quake soars
2015-04-26 20:02:31 (2 hours ago) 
International aid groups and the governments intensified efforts to send rescuers and supplies into quake-stricken Nepal on Sunday as death toll soared to about 2,150 with 5,460 injured in the Himalayan country.
 
Israeli army indicts soldiers over unlawful acts in Gaza war
2015-04-26 20:02:30 (2 hours ago) 
The Israel Defense Forces Prosecution announced on Sunday that it filed its first three indictments against Israeli soldiers for their criminal behavior during Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip last summer.
 
Mustafa Akinci wins northern Cyprus presidential election
2015-04-26 20:01:18 (2 hours ago) 

Victory of leftist former mayor prompts renewed optimism for reunification of island that has undergone four decades of division

A leftist moderate, campaigning on a platform of peace, has won the presidential election in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, raising hopes of a breakthrough in stalled reunification talks on the ethnically divided island.

Turkish Cypriots voted overwhelmingly in favour of Mustafa Akinci, the 67-year-old former mayor, who has promised to inject fresh urgency into the quest to end four decades of division on the island. The veteran politician gained 60.38% of the vote compared to 39.62% for the outgoing Dervis Eroglu, a hawkish conservative.

Continue reading...
 
UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake
2015-04-26 19:59:39 (2 hours ago) 
The United Nations relief wing said today that at least 2,200 people have died and over 5,800 are injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
 
A Son of Football Calls His Mother
2015-04-26 21:41:03 (4 minutes ago) 
Born into a football family in a football-first community, Patrick Risha became a star on the gridiron. But after he graduated from Dartmouth, there were signs that something was off.
 
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor reacts to denial of request to acquit Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo
2015-04-26 21:37:55 (7 minutes ago) 
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor calls the police union "removed from reality" in his response to a judge's decision to deny a motion to acquit Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo of the charges he faces.
 
Obama amnesty greater threat to blacks than police brutality, racial profiling, experts say
2015-04-26 21:36:16 (9 minutes ago) 

Economic and civil rights experts say increased immigration spurred by President Obama's executive orders poses a bigger threat to the black community than police brutality or racial profiling, which have sparked protests in black communities across the country.

"It's a bigger threat to black livelihood," Peter Kirsanow, a member of ...

 
What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez?
2015-04-26 21:35:20 (10 minutes ago) 
PROFITS! Why Ref Rodriguez and his CCSA covet the LAUSD Board Seat

An exposé of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) after finding a source in which one of their former employees talks about their profits. That initial lead allowed me to dig up a lot of information on the CCSA, foundation backers, and companies complicit. Charter services (e.g. risk management, administration, etc.) is almost as big a drain on the taxpayers as lucrative charter school real estate scams. Moreover, that same former CCSA employee then launched a consulting firm, of which Ref Rodriguez’s PUC schools are a client. One hopes disseminating this information does major damage to the Rodriguez LAUSD campaign.

Charter schools have made Refugio “Ref” Rodriguez quite wealthy, so his affinity to them is understandable. However, he is being very dishonest about the status of these corporately managed institutions. An excerpt from the above article:

While representatives of the lucrative charter industry claim they run public schools, entities tasked with using precise legal definitions all say otherwise. This includes the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeals, and the National Labor Relations Board, all of which are on record stating that charter schools are not public entities. The most authoritative framing of this issue comes from the U.S. Census Department: “A few “public charter schools” are run by public universities and municipalities. However, most charter schools are run by private nonprofit organizations and are therefore classified as private.”

 
Detroit Audience Pretty Mad Over Allegedly Drunk Dave Chappelle Stand Up
2015-04-26 21:34:09 (11 minutes ago) 

Comedian Dave Chappelle had a less-than-spectacular night in Detroit last week, audience members are complaining.

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Obama to send aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man
2015-04-26 21:31:14 (14 minutes ago) 

WASHINGTON — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

Broderick Johnson, the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, will represent the administration at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray. Johnson is also the Cabinet secretary.

Gray is the 25-year-old black man who died a week after an encounter with Baltimore police left him with grave spinal injuries. He is being buried Monday in Baltimore.

 
TIL The Grey affected Roger Ebert so much, he walked out of his next scheduled screening. "It was the first time I've ever walked out of a film because of the previous film. The way I was feeling in my gut, it just wouldn't have been fair to the next
2015-04-26 21:30:35 (15 minutes ago) 
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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 21:30:13 (15 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 21:20:24 (25 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Nepal earthquake: thousands seek shelter as death toll exceeds 2,500 – rolling report
2015-04-26 21:19:30 (26 minutes ago) 

Aftershocks hinder rescue efforts in the Himalayan nation after a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake near Kathmandu

Thousands need shelter in country little able to cope
Aftershocks hinder rescue efforts
Everest base camp looked like it had been ‘flattened by a bomb’Thousands of foreigners still missing

11.15am AEST

The commissioner of the Australian charities and not-for-profits commission (ACNC) has warned people wanting to donate to the victims of the Nepal earthquake to be wary of people posing as charity workers.

Commissioner of the ACNC, Susan Pascoe, has warned donations to unregistered charities may not be used for their intended purpose which is not only good advice for those in Australia, but anyone in any country.

We encourage anyone who wants to donate to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake to give to an established humanitarian charity. These charities have the skills and experience to ensure donations go to where they are most needed. You can use the Charity Register to find these charities and contact them directly using the details listed on the Register.

11.03am AEST

The British Foreign Office has received no reports of British nationals being killed or injured in the Nepal earthquake, but said it has helped hundreds of people, according to a report just published.

Teams of consular staff in the country have been scouring hospitals and popular tourist hotspots, looking for British nationals who may need assistance.

There are several hundred British nationals in Nepal at this time of year and we expect that almost certainly some will have been caught up in the earthquakes. But at this moment we have no reports of any British nationals killed or injured.”

10.23am AEST

We have information about the foreigners who were travelling in Nepal when the earthquake hit collated from the information countries have about their citizens.

In alphabetical order, courtesy of Reuters:

10.04am AEST

The injured who survived the avalanche on Mount Everest are beginning to arrive in Kathmandu and speak about what they saw at the mountain’s base camp.

Bhim Bahadur Khatri, 35, a cook and a Sherpa, was preparing food in a meal tent when the avalanche struck, according to an Associated Press report. He briefly told his story to waiting media after arriving at the airport:

We all rushed out to the open and the next moment a huge wall of snow just piled on me. I managed to dig out of what could easily have been my grave. I wiggled and used my hands as claws to dig as much as I could. I was suffocating, I could not breathe. But I knew I had to survive.

I looked around and saw the tents all torn and crushed. Many people were injured. I had lived but lost many of my friends.”

9.48am AEST

Two more Americans killed in the Nepal earthquake have been named – a medic and a film-maker who were at the base camp for Mount Everest climbers, Reuters reports:

Marisa Eve Girawong was a physician’s assistant who worked for Madison Mountaineering, a Seattle-based guide service, according to Kurt Hunter, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer.

She was quite beloved by our entire team. We’re deeply saddened by her loss.”

He was such a well-loved individual, always up for adventure.”

9.39am AEST

Three premature Israeli babies, born to Nepalese surrogates, are being flown to Israel in a rescue mission.

The first Israeli Air Force transport plane rescuing Israelis from the earthquake was scheduled to land in Israel about an hour and a half ago, the Jerusalem Post reports.

9.19am AEST

The death toll in Nepal from Saturday’s earthquake was inevitable according to experts who warn there are other world cities at similar risk, reports the New York Times.

The Times has a good geographic explainer for how and why the earthquake occurred. Other places an expert lists as vulnerable are Tehran, Haiti, Lima and Padang in Indonesia.

9.13am AEST

The Nepal earthquake has also sent shocks through neighbouring Tibet where 17 people are confirmed dead and 53 injured.

Here villagers rest outside tents in the south-west of Tibet’s autonomous region:

9.06am AEST

The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake has officially exceeded 2,500, with thousands more injured, needing shelter or both.

My colleague Jason Burke is in Kathmandu and reports the country’s infrastructure is struggling to cope with so many injured and in need of shelter.

Rescuers used their bare hands, with no protective gear or heat detectors, in their optimistic search for survivors. The narrow alleys would stop cranes, earthmovers or diggers reaching most of the houses that have collapsed, even if the aftershocks hadn’t scared workers out of even trying, said Shyam Adhikari, the local police chief.

“Anyway, there’s not much point. There are some entire families buried. We know because no one reported them missing. No one is alive under the rubble,” he said.

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Oklahoma inmates challenge lethal injection before Supreme Court
2015-04-26 21:19:01 (26 minutes ago) 
On Wednesday, the high court will hear arguments from Oklahoma.
 
Proposed Amendments Imperil Measure on Iran
2015-04-26 21:17:32 (28 minutes ago) 
Amendments threaten to break the rare bipartisan spirit that pushed a bill, which would give Congress a voice in the nuclear negotiations with Iran, out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and even overcame White House objections.
 
Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500
2015-04-26 21:15:42 (29 minutes ago) 
 
The flower men of India
2015-04-26 21:12:37 (33 minutes ago) 
 
Blackhawks' Patrick Kane shoulders his usual load in return
2015-04-26 21:11:45 (33 minutes ago) 
While holding court with the media, Patrick Kane subconsciously began rubbing his left shoulder when the subject of the Blackhawks winger's fractured collarbone was broached.
 
what was the most shocking thing you heard the 'quiet kid' say?
2015-04-26 21:10:51 (34 minutes ago) 
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Asian shares boosted by Wall Street
2015-04-26 21:10:17 (35 minutes ago) 
Asian markets have started the week higher, boosted by Wall Street's strong performance on Friday and a bounce in iron ore prices.
 
Obama sends aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man
2015-04-26 21:10:15 (35 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody....
 
Republicans Struggle With Shifts on Gay Marriage
2015-04-26 21:01:38 (43 minutes ago) 

New York Times: “Rick Santorum said he would never attend a same-sex wedding. Marco Rubio said he might attend one. Scott Walker actually went to a same-sex wedding reception, not to be confused with an actual same-sex wedding ceremony. Ted Cruz said he is firmly opposed to gay marriage, but would be comfortable if his daughter were gay.”

“Republican presidential candidates are struggling to adjust to a rapidly changing legal, political and cultural landscape this primary season, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right.”

 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 21:00:23 (45 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
A's swept by Astros after Gattis leads rally in 9th
2015-04-26 21:00:11 (45 minutes ago) 
 
Riverbed retires RVBD from NASDAQ after private equity swoop
2015-04-26 20:59:39 (45 minutes ago) 
US$3.5 beellion takes WAN-furtler private

Riverbed is no longer a publicly-traded company, as the buyout of its stock by private equiteer Thoma Bravo and Teachers’ Private Capital concluded late last week.…

 
[WP] A Romeo and Juliet style story, where a fedora-wearing neckbeard and an easily triggered tumblrinia fall in love, but the corresponding websites forbid their relationship.
2015-04-26 20:57:52 (47 minutes ago) 

Taken from /u/dem_yoga_pants on /r/crazyideas

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Linda Thompson on her relationships with Bruce Jenner
2015-04-26 20:52:25 (53 minutes ago) 
 
High schools scramble to meet new ACT requirement
2015-04-26 20:50:49 (54 minutes ago) 
Districts scramble to meet the requirement that all juniors take the exam.
 
Four Nauru refugees who agreed to go to Cambodia wait to fly out
2015-04-26 20:50:21 (55 minutes ago) 

Three of the four refugees who agreed to take up the Australian government’s resettlement offer are being housed in the detention centre, but departure date remains uncertain

Three refugees who have agreed to travel to Cambodia are being housed in the Nauru detention centre before they are scheduled to fly out.

There are currently just four refugees who have agreed to take up the Australian government’s resettlement offer in Cambodia, despite a large presence of Australian immigration department staff on the island who have been promoting the settlement package.

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Croatia marks 70th anniv. of uprising in Jasenovac concentration camp
2015-04-26 20:43:21 (1 hours ago) 
Survivors of the Jasenovac concentration camp attend the official commemoration marking the 70th anniversary of the uprising in Jasenovac concentration camp, one of the most brutal death camps of World War Two, in Jasenovac, Croatia, April 26, 2015.
 
Clinton Foundation Admits Mistakes
2015-04-26 20:39:08 (1 hours ago) 

The Clinton Foundation’s acting chief “acknowledged the organization had made missteps, but defended its transparency efforts amid Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign,” The Hill reports.

 
Homeless women vets will have a place to call home in San Pedro
2015-04-26 20:38:12 (1 hours ago) 
 
Professor 'mortified' after sending porn link to students
2015-04-26 20:37:02 (1 hours ago) 
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia law school professor says she was "mortified" when she discovered that she had inadvertently sent students a link to a porn site rather than an article about writing legal briefs earlier this month.
 
Army seeks gun industry help on M4 carbine in tacit admission of rifle's flaws
2015-04-26 20:34:13 (1 hours ago) 

The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon — the M4 carbine — a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns.

At a recent ...

 
The most luxurious new hotels in Paris
2015-04-26 20:31:12 (1 hours ago) 
After six years of work and endless speculation, the opening of The Peninsula Paris near the Arc de Triomphe, marked the latest of the big Asian hotel groups, following the Shangri La, Raffles and Mandarin Oriental, to arrive in Paris, with its first hotel in Europe, and a symbol of the continuing transformation of Paris's luxury hotel scene.
 
In Japan, Bid to Stifle Media Is Working
2015-04-26 20:31:03 (1 hours ago) 
An outburst on live TV accuses a right-leaning government of increasingly strong-arming the Japanese press to reduce critical coverage.
 
Signs points to cancellation for Kojima’s Silent Hills
2015-04-26 20:30:05 (1 hours ago) 

In all of last month's drama surrounding Hideo Kojima's troubled relationship with Konami and the Metal Gear Solid franchise, there was little information on the fate of Silent Hills, the survival horror sequel collaboration between Kojima, film director Gullermo del Toro, and actor Norman Reedus. While the Kojima Productions logo was removed from the game's home page late in March, there was no official word from Konami regarding the project's fate. This weekend, though, a number of strong signs point to the game's outright cancellation.

The bad news started when a member of the Metal Gear Solid subreddit noticed a troubling message on Konami's Japanese site: "The distribution period of 'P.T. (Playable Teaser)' on PlayStation Store will expire on Wednesday, April 29, 2015." That cryptic "teaser" was the same interactive demo that hid the original Silent Hills announcement last August. It's possible Sony or Konami simply decided that P.T. had run its promotional course, but it seems odd to remove such a well-received free download with little warning... unless the game it's promoting no longer exists, that is.

The bad signs continued today, with del Toro reportedly telling a San Francisco International Film Festival audience that his collaboration on the project is "not gonna happen," according to tweets from multiple sources in attendance. Norman Reedus responded to reports of del Toro's statements, tweeting that he was "super bummed" about the apparent cancellation and "hopefully it'll come back around."

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Ivan Doig: An appreciation
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn knew the lauded author for nearly 20 years, and she shares some insights into the author and the man behind the books.
 
EDM is massive — and so is a new book about it
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
A new book about electronic dance music by Michaelangelo Matos offers an exhaustive explanation about how and why EDM has become so popular.
 
A&E highlights: Elvis Costello, ‘Phantom,’ dining for charity
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
The week of April 26 promises music, outdoor events, and the Tudor Choir.
 
Change just one meal a day to improve diet, health
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
Start small with your diet by changing your habits for one meal a day, skipping high-calorie takeout food, for instance, in favor of alternatives that are balanced and nutritious.
 
Climbers trapped high on Everest seeking helicopter rescue
2015-04-26 20:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
Climbers with local ties are stuck on Mount Everest after an avalanche triggered by Nepal’s massive earthquake slammed into a section of their base camp, killing at least 17, including a physician assistant working for a Seattle-based mountaineering company.
 
Israel claims airstrike killed militants on Syrian border
2015-04-26 20:20:07 (1 hours ago) 

Israel's military says militants tried placing explosives on a Golan Heights border fence, an incident that's almost identical to one last year. Video provided by Newsy

        
 
Many GOP Contenders Court Evangelical Voters
2015-04-26 20:18:59 (1 hours ago) 

“An unusually large field of Republican presidential contenders is trying to win the support of evangelical primary voters, worrying many social conservatives that their influence will be diluted in a way that boosts more-centrist candidates,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“The crowd of contenders angling for evangelical votes muddies the prospects for a repeat of the two latest Republican primary campaigns, in which Christian conservatives helped catapult dark-horse candidates into the top tier of the field by delivering victories in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.”

New York Times: “Nine Republican candidates descended on a large church in Iowa to court evangelical Christians, the voters who played the starring role in the state’s two most recent caucuses.”

 
After Great Escape, Llamas (and Owners) Adjust to Fame
2015-04-26 20:17:31 (1 hours ago) 
The most notorious llamas in Arizona are back home after a breakout that was caught on video. Life is not quite the same.






 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:13:27 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
2015-04-26 20:10:40 (2 hours ago) 
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade....
 
Mustafa Akinci wins northern Cyprus presidential election
2015-04-26 20:10:17 (2 hours ago) 

Victory of leftist former mayor prompts renewed optimism for reunification of island that has undergone four decades of division

A leftist moderate, campaigning on a platform of peace, has won the presidential election in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, raising hopes of a breakthrough in stalled reunification talks on the ethnically divided island.

Turkish Cypriots voted overwhelmingly in favour of Mustafa Akinci, the 67-year-old former mayor, who has promised to inject fresh urgency into the quest to end four decades of division on the island. The veteran politician gained 60.38% of the vote compared to 39.62% for the outgoing Dervis Eroglu, a hawkish conservative.

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Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs
2015-04-26 20:10:05 (2 hours ago) 
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round series at two games apiece. J.J. Redick scored 17 points for the Clippers and Austin Rivers provided an unexpected boost off the bench with a postseason career-high 16 points....
 
Jimmy Carter to visit Gaza to end Palestinian split: Hamas
2015-04-26 20:02:31 (2 hours ago) 
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter will pay a visit to the Gaza Strip on Thursday in a bid to end an internal Palestinian division, a senior Hamas official said Sunday.
 
UN chief calls for nuclear safety on 29th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster
2015-04-26 20:02:30 (2 hours ago) 
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday renewed the commitment of the United Nations to support those affected by Chernobyl nuclear disaster and called for nuclear safety worldwide.
 
Anonymous Donor Pays Oso Mudslide Victim's Mortgage
2015-04-26 20:01:00 (2 hours ago) 
An anonymous donor is paying off the $360,000 mortgage for a man who lost his wife and home in the deadly Washington mudslide.






 
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard ‘very happy’ to be named PFA Player of the Year
2015-04-26 19:59:06 (2 hours ago) 
• Forward rewarded for inspiring team to verge of Premier League title
• Tottenham’s Harry Kane named PFA Young Player of the Year

Eden Hazard has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for 2014-15, recognising a season of performances that have helped bring Chelsea to the verge of the Premier League title.

The 24-year-old, who won the young player of the year award last year and has built on that achievement with some impeccable displays this time around, took the prize ahead of second-placed Harry Kane and third-placed David de Gea. A few hours before the ceremony at Grosvenor House in London, Hazard had made his 33rd league start in as many games at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, where his side secured a draw that took them 10 points clear at the top with five games left.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 21:40:32 (5 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Nepal, Known for Its Toughness and Disarray, Is Seriously Tested
2015-04-26 21:37:30 (8 minutes ago) 
Nepal was in political and economic disarray well before a powerful earthquake on Saturday shattered buildings, and lives.
 
KPFK and Pacifica- woes unrelenting...
2015-04-26 21:35:20 (10 minutes ago) 

This is another repost from ONLY found on-line revealing reports on KPFK 
and many KPFK stakeholders still wonder why there is or has been no local authentic unslanted website or reporting to be found. For more before and after this one, please visit this site to just read about all Pacifica doings, that seem to be reporting factual and no-where-else-seen information.

and many KPFK stakeholders still wonder why there is or has been no local authentic unslanted website or reporting to be found. For more before and after this one, please visit this site to just read about all Pacifica doings, that seem to be reporting factual and no-where-else-seen information.
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"We in LA seem to live in an informational-desert and factual-dought. And what appears on the KPFK website is almost all self-serving-image and more pleas for more money, continually. Sad. See it. Comment here or
find more shared community information to reveal to all others who have also given up on spending earnings and harsh aggressive voices and  
no-local-transparency of Our Station - at least we thought it was - long ago.

[parts that are less LA - KPFK relevant have been excluded in these excerpts but can be found in entire article at URL listed below]

http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=2201

[parts that are less LA - KPFK relevant have been excluded in these excerpts but can be found in entire article at URL listed below]


"Within a day, not having gotten the memo, KPFK-Los Angeles’s interim GM Zuberi Fields announced a one week emergency April fund drive because the LA station, the financial powerhouse of the network for the past 5 years, “was faced with the possibility of having to shut down as it faces $300,000 in outstanding debt”. 

This was followed a week earlier by a memo to KPFK members apologizing for not sending premium gifts. The station has been beseiged with 30+  chargeback/cancellations from disgruntled members every month, per their bank statements.

[iGM] Fields added in a supplementary email to staff:  “Some board members are supporting corporate underwriting and/or selling off of some of the (Eastern) stations, but we fervently hope to avoid these plans.” 

Fields did not specify which board members were supporting selling off some of the Eastern stations or where he received this information, but his statement is contradictory to those of board majority members who continue to categorically deny in public that there has even been a flicker of discussion about selling stations.

The premise of the KPFK emergency fund drive was to try to sign up monthly sustaining members (a la WBAI’s BAI buddy program). KPFK appears to have had some success doing that, but  sustainer money ($10-20/month) does not come in all at once, so KPFK will end up with less than a 1/3 of its “outstanding debt” resolved, which was the nominal cause of the emergency fund drive. 

The reason for the latest financial crisis in LA might stem from the information in this report from the second call center service hired (after Tea-Party-connected Comnet was sent packing). Telerep’s report for the disappointing February fund drive shows them answering about 4,500 out of 5,800 calls during the drive. 

Both California stations continue to report severe membership dives, with KPFA dropping from 18,200 members in the summer of 2012 to 15,700 by the summer of 2014 (a loss of 15%) and KPFK dropping at a similar rate over the past two years.

The mismatch was not only rhetorical. The CFO accidentally sent a financial statement to the finance committee on April 14th that had network services payments (transfers between divisions) double-counted. For FY 2013.

The year that just got audited and supposedly has closed books. Both Salvador and auditor Armanino are still refusing board member requests for a list of accounts payable and accrued expenses after review indicated that expenses had been double-recorded in multiple fiscal years.

Last fall, Pacifica’s board majority played fast and loose with FCC rules on 3rd party fundraising, soliciting on-air pledges for health organization Partners in Health for an Ebola clinic in West Africa. 

The fundraising effort, which was initiated at KPFK on the Sojourner Truth show and repeated in several LA time slots as well as NY’s WBAI and DC’s WPFW, raised about $70,000 for Partners in Health. Pledgers were motivated by promises that 50 cents of each dollar pledged to Pacifica stations would be sent to Africa to fight Ebola via Partners in Health. The fundraising effort was initiated without first obtaining a waiver from the FCC.

Now the NY Times has reported that Partners In Health’s ebola effort was deeply troubled with international health officials describing “a pattern of safety lapses”. The Port Loko clinic was closed after two clinicians came down with Ebola (one American and one Sierra Leonean) and 17 PIH staffers were medically evacuated. Medevac evacuations from the Ebola hot zone back to the US are estimated to cost $75,000 each. 

The Sierra Leone government quarantined 2.5 million people in Western Sierra Leone for three days March 27-29 in an emergency lockdown shortly after the PIH workers were evacuated. NY Times reporter Sherri Fink used the PIH infections and evacuations as an example of the treatment discrepancies for foreign and African medical workers throughout the Ebola epidemic.

At the time, many Pacifica listeners were befuddled by the radio network choosing to support the virgin Ebola relief efforts of a group that had never worked in Africa before, rather than supporting veteran field medics Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). The independent initiative from one programmer received limited, if any, vetting from management or the local and national boards, who were not informed prior to the decision to raise and then donate the Ebola funds.        

Pacifica finally has a new executive director, after a year with none. The choice is former KUHF CEO John Proffitt, an NPR veteran who led the University of Houston’s radio station for 26 years. Proffitt was not the first choice of the board’s majority faction who did not support his candidacy and instead offered the job to labor writer Bill Fletcher Jr, who declined. 

When the board majority was told to offer the position to the 2nd most highly ranked candidate, Proffiitt in January, they balked and refused, instead insisting that the entire board redo its selection process, in hopes of securing majority support for another candidate. After a two month delay, they proved unable to do that and have reluctantly gone ahead and offered the job to Proffitt, who accepted.

Proffitt’s first big decision will be the selection of a new permanent general manager for LA station KPFK, which has not had permanent management since January of 2014. A pool of five or six candidates selected by the Los Angeles local station board will be made available for him to interview shortly after he begins the job on May 11th.

This story is still developing, but Los Angeles’ KPFK is dealing with a hate speech issue after the Latino community was up in arms over some of the station’s evening Spanish language programs, which were accused of slandering rape and molestation victims and defending a guest who has been accused of sexual predation. 

The programs are in the process of being translated from Spanish for review. Board majority member Rodrigo Argueta, who the KPFK staff attempted to recall from the national boad in 2014 before being stopped by attorney Alan Yee, hosted one of the programs that caused the uproar. Here’s a sampling of listener comments posted to the KPFK website:

Joel Garcia     15  April : I am extremely disappointed that Insurgencia Femenina (mind you a space for women) was used as a platform by Rodrigo Argueta to not only slander the names of long standing community organizers and at the same time minimize and berate a survivor of child molestation who called in to confirm she was molested by the man they spend two hours (Voces de Libertad/ & Insurgencia Femenina) defending. What kind of sensationalist unbiased slanderous programming is being allowed to be programmed at KPFK. We demand the immediate removal of Rodrigo Argueta from further programming. All this during Sexual Assault Awareness Month – what a damn shame. -joel

Casondra Mojica-Ramirez  15  April :   Shame on Voces de Libertad and Insurgencia Feminina for allowing Rodrigo and Cuco to spread their propaganda and rhetoric regarding a RAPE AND SEXUAL MOLESTATION VICTIM who called in last night! Shame on those two men for defending a known Sexual Predator and shame on them for re-victimizing the women who have came forward with these allegations. Patriarchy is alive and well! KPFK is an awesome amazing much needed service to our greater community. I would love to see Cuco and Rodrigo removed from your station, their words and tones are inexcusable.

The PNB will finally hold an in-person meeting, 16 months after the last one, in Los Angeles from June 12-15. No location has been disclosed.   

.....KPFK’s local station board was slated to discuss a similiar motion from their local governance committee, but since the meeting audio is not yet posted, the outcome of the discussion is unknown.

 Here is the motion: Motion from Governance (passed December 15, 2014, 3-1-1) “Whereas strip programming on KPFK occupies most of the drive time (peak) programming, the LSB and station management shall replace these strip programs with non-strip programs in order to open up the airwaves to many other voices and analyses. This shall be implemented within 60 days”.      "  
 
How is CCSA's Ref Rodriguez hiding his billionaire and ideologue contributors?
2015-04-26 21:35:19 (10 minutes ago) 

First published April 20, 2015 on K-12 News Network

“In the long run, charter schools are being strategically used to pave the way for vouchers. The voucher advocates, who are very powerful and funded by right-wing foundations and families, recognize that the word voucher has been successfully discredited by enlightened Americans who believe in the public sector. So they’ve resorted to two strategies. First, they no longer use the word “vouchers.” They’ve adopted the seemingly benign phrase “school choice,” but they are still voucher advocates.” — Jonathan Kozol

CCSA SuperPAC April 2015 Form 460 by Robert D. Skeels

How does California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) hide the billionaires, fringe right-wingers, and extreme ideologues contributing to charter profiteer Refugio "Ref" Rodriguez and neoliberal school privatizer Tamar Galatzan's Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) campaigns? Hide those contributions by laundering them from one SuperPAC, to another SuperPAC (CCSA Advocates), to another SuperPAC (Parent Teacher Alliance in Support of Rodriguez, Galatzan, and Vladovic for School Board 2015, Sponsored by CCSA Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee).

Although they'll be able to hide the contributors until many months after the election, you can be sure it's the usual suspects supporting their fellow school privatization profiteers. Reed Hastings, Eli Broad, Michael Bloomberg, Philip Anschutz, and others are names they are likely hiding from the public.

Maybe the vile Ref Rodriguez can use those tens of millions of corporate dollars to make more ads mocking Bennett Kayser's disability.

 
Obama amnesty greater threat to blacks than police brutality, racial profiling, experts say
2015-04-26 21:34:07 (11 minutes ago) 

Economic and civil rights experts say increased immigration spurred by President Obama's executive orders poses a bigger threat to the black community than police brutality or racial profiling, which have sparked protests in black communities across the country.

"It's a bigger threat to black livelihood," Peter Kirsanow, a member of ...

 
Hundreds without power as heavy rain and gales lash the country
2015-04-26 21:30:42 (14 minutes ago) 
Keep those hatches battened down until this evening as rain and wind is not likely to clear for much of the country until after dark.
 
Where to Donate for Nepal
2015-04-26 21:30:33 (15 minutes ago) 
A list of some of the groups soliciting donations for relief efforts in Nepal.
 
'Death star' welcomes first patients
2015-04-26 21:30:06 (15 minutes ago) 
The UK's newest hospital, the £842m South Glasgow University Hospital, is due to welcome its first patients later.
 
Mauer's triple in 11th lifts Twins over Mariners
2015-04-26 21:20:12 (25 minutes ago) 
 
Gillibrand Will Seek National Online Voter Registration
2015-04-26 21:19:05 (26 minutes ago) 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) “is introducing legislation to expand online voter registration, which would allow all eligible voters across the country to register online,” Capital New York reports.

“The legislation would open online registration to nearly 100 million potential registrants who currently are without it.”

 
Stagecoach 2015: Maddie & Tae inspire festival-goers to dance
2015-04-26 21:18:06 (27 minutes ago) 
 
Israeli Military Says It Killed Armed Men in Strike on Golan Heights Frontier
2015-04-26 21:17:29 (28 minutes ago) 
The Israeli news media said that three or four men were killed in the airstrike, and a spokeswoman for the Israeli military said that an armed squad had crossed into Israeli-controlled territory.
 
Jeep parade sets record
2015-04-26 21:15:41 (29 minutes ago) 
 
Jenner's ex-wife talks about their relationship
2015-04-26 21:11:56 (33 minutes ago) 
Actress Linda Thompson, Bruce Jenner's second wife, says she can "breathe a little easier" knowing her ex-husband has found the strength to publicly declare he is transgender.
 
The Way We Recognize Anniversaries is Totally Irrational... And That's Okay.
2015-04-26 21:11:08 (34 minutes ago) 

Today's the 78th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica. The only reason you probably don't know that already is because this isn't the event's 75th or 100th anniversary, because we as a society value some numbers over others. 



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Nepal earthquake: thousands seek shelter as death toll exceeds 2,500 – rolling report
2015-04-26 21:10:27 (35 minutes ago) 

Aftershocks hinder rescue efforts in the Himalayan nation after a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake near Kathmandu

Thousands need shelter in country little able to cope
Aftershocks hinder rescue efforts
Everest base camp looked like it had been ‘flattened by a bomb’Thousands of foreigners still missing

11.03am AEST

The British Foreign Office has received no reports of British nationals being killed or injured in the Nepal earthquake, but said it has helped hundreds of people, according to a report just published.

Teams of consular staff in the country have been scouring hospitals and popular tourist hotspots, looking for British nationals who may need assistance.

There are several hundred British nationals in Nepal at this time of year and we expect that almost certainly some will have been caught up in the earthquakes. But at this moment we have no reports of any British nationals killed or injured.”

10.23am AEST

We have information about the foreigners who were travelling in Nepal when the earthquake hit collated from the information countries have about their citizens.

In alphabetical order, courtesy of Reuters:

10.04am AEST

The injured who survived the avalanche on Mount Everest are beginning to arrive in Kathmandu and speak about what they saw at the mountain’s base camp.

Bhim Bahadur Khatri, 35, a cook and a Sherpa, was preparing food in a meal tent when the avalanche struck, according to an Associated Press report. He briefly told his story to waiting media after arriving at the airport:

We all rushed out to the open and the next moment a huge wall of snow just piled on me. I managed to dig out of what could easily have been my grave. I wiggled and used my hands as claws to dig as much as I could. I was suffocating, I could not breathe. But I knew I had to survive.

I looked around and saw the tents all torn and crushed. Many people were injured. I had lived but lost many of my friends.”

9.48am AEST

Two more Americans killed in the Nepal earthquake have been named – a medic and a film-maker who were at the base camp for Mount Everest climbers, Reuters reports:

Marisa Eve Girawong was a physician’s assistant who worked for Madison Mountaineering, a Seattle-based guide service, according to Kurt Hunter, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer.

She was quite beloved by our entire team. We’re deeply saddened by her loss.”

He was such a well-loved individual, always up for adventure.”

9.39am AEST

Three premature Israeli babies, born to Nepalese surrogates, are being flown to Israel in a rescue mission.

The first Israeli Air Force transport plane rescuing Israelis from the earthquake was scheduled to land in Israel about an hour and a half ago, the Jerusalem Post reports.

9.19am AEST

The death toll in Nepal from Saturday’s earthquake was inevitable according to experts who warn there are other world cities at similar risk, reports the New York Times.

The Times has a good geographic explainer for how and why the earthquake occurred. Other places an expert lists as vulnerable are Tehran, Haiti, Lima and Padang in Indonesia.

9.13am AEST

The Nepal earthquake has also sent shocks through neighbouring Tibet where 17 people are confirmed dead and 53 injured.

Here villagers rest outside tents in the south-west of Tibet’s autonomous region:

9.06am AEST

The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake has officially exceeded 2,500, with thousands more injured, needing shelter or both.

My colleague Jason Burke is in Kathmandu and reports the country’s infrastructure is struggling to cope with so many injured and in need of shelter.

Rescuers used their bare hands, with no protective gear or heat detectors, in their optimistic search for survivors. The narrow alleys would stop cranes, earthmovers or diggers reaching most of the houses that have collapsed, even if the aftershocks hadn’t scared workers out of even trying, said Shyam Adhikari, the local police chief.

“Anyway, there’s not much point. There are some entire families buried. We know because no one reported them missing. No one is alive under the rubble,” he said.

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Labour 'to help first-time buyers'
2015-04-26 21:10:17 (35 minutes ago) 
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say.
 
10 Things to Know for Monday
2015-04-26 21:10:15 (35 minutes ago) 
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. `THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY AFTERSHOCKS. IT DOESN'T STOP'...
 
White House Takes Cybersecurity Pitch to Silicon Valley
2015-04-26 21:01:29 (44 minutes ago) 
Computer industry mainstays are rolling out technology to block surveillance, including by the National Security Agency, which fears “going dark” on terror threats.






 
Need to know: Cincy same-sex marriage case
2015-04-26 21:00:15 (45 minutes ago) 

Everything you need to know about the same-sex marriage case that may change a nation

        
 
Officer Reunited With Newborn He Found in Dumpster in 1989
2015-04-26 21:00:01 (45 minutes ago) 
Southern California officer reunited with newborn he found alive, buried in dumpster in 1989
 
David Cameron boosted by 5000 small businesses backing Conservatives
2015-04-26 20:59:25 (46 minutes ago) 

Daily Telegraph publishes letter signed by thousands of business chiefs warning that a Labour government would be ‘far too risky’ for economy

The heads of thousands of businesses, who collectively employ nearly 100,000 people, have signed a letter in support of the Conservatives.

The letter, published by the Daily Telegraph and organised by the Tories’ small business ambassador Karren Brady, warns that putting Ed Miliband and the Labour party into office on 7 May would be “far too risky” for Britain’s economy.

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Your Fathers Lightsaber
2015-04-26 20:57:51 (47 minutes ago) 
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3-month-old hospitalized after rollover crash
2015-04-26 20:51:37 (54 minutes ago) 

After two cars collided in Queensgate Sunday night, one overturned and a 3-month-old baby was taken to the hospital.

        
 
Israeli Military Says It Killed Armed Men in Strike on Golan Heights Frontier
2015-04-26 20:50:42 (54 minutes ago) 
The Israeli news media said that three or four men were killed in the airstrike, and a spokeswoman for the Israeli military said that an armed squad had crossed into Israeli-controlled territory.
 
David Cameron boosted by 5000 small businesses backing Conservatives
2015-04-26 20:50:19 (55 minutes ago) 

Daily Telegraph publishes letter signed by thousands of business chiefs warning that a Labour government would be ‘far too risky’ for economy

The heads of thousands of businesses, who collectively employ nearly 100,000 people, have signed a letter in support of the Conservatives.

The letter, published by the Daily Telegraph and organised by the Tories’ small business ambassador Karren Brady, warns that putting Ed Miliband and the Labour party into office on 7 May would be “far too risky” for Britain’s economy.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:40:23 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Email
2015-04-26 20:39:07 (1 hours ago) 

“Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged,” the New York Times reports.

“The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department’s unclassified system, do not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic from Mr. Obama’s BlackBerry, which he or an aide carries constantly.”

John Gruber: “In 2009 it seemed forward-thinking that the president carried a BlackBerry. Now, it feels preposterously behind the times.”

 
Los Angeles celebrates Cinco de Mayo early at 'Fiesta Broadway'
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The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon — the M4 carbine — a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns.

At a recent ...

 
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It's his 1st birthday, I thought it would be an appropriate time to let him know...
2015-04-26 20:10:37 (2 hours ago) 
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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard ‘very happy’ to be named PFA Player of the Year
2015-04-26 20:10:17 (2 hours ago) 
• Forward rewarded for inspiring team to verge of Premier League title
• Tottenham’s Harry Kane named PFA Young Player of the Year

Eden Hazard has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for 2014-15, recognising a season of performances that have helped bring Chelsea to the verge of the Premier League title.

The 24-year-old, who won the young player of the year award last year and has built on that achievement with some impeccable displays this time around, took the prize ahead of second-placed Harry Kane and third-placed David de Gea. A few hours before the ceremony at Grosvenor House in London, Hazard had made his 33rd league start in as many games at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, where his side secured a draw that took them 10 points clear at the top with five games left.

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RAC-LA Community Center Grand Opening
2015-04-26 21:35:20 (10 minutes ago) 
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, Los Angeles (RAC-LA) & The Free Association of Anarchists (F@@) Invite You to

The RAC Community Center Grand Opening

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 3pm to 9pm
2515 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90057

Accessible from the 200, 18, & 20 bus lines. Less than 1/2 a mile from the MacArthur Park Red Line station.

Although the center has been open for a few months on an ad hoc basis, we are now ready to open for the public!

Join Us For: Food * Entertainment * Music * Art * Educational Activities * Discussion * Tabling * And More!

Come relax after your May 1st Workers’ Day and Immigrants’ Rights Day actions. Celebrate the movement’s recent successes with like-minded friends and comrades. Learn about upcoming programs and activities at the center, and how the center can be a resource for your community group.

Children and families welcome!

Lineup of groups, performers, and artists TBA.


For More Information: Contact Melva (English and Spanish) at racateers@gmail.com.

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What is RAC-LA?
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, Los Angeles (RAC-LA) is a totally-grassroots anti-authoritarian community organization that runs a weekly Food Program on Sundays, 10am-5pm, in MacArthur Park, LA. RAC-LA was founded in the aftermath of the brutal police crackdown on the immigrant rights march of May 1st, 2007 when the community decided to organize itself for a better future.

The food program empowers the local community to feed itself, aiding with the distribution of around 200 boxes of free organic food per week. All food is donated by local organic farmers whom our collective supports through labor donation (mutual aid). The food program serves an ethnically-diverse cross-section of the most under-served members of the community, including the poor, the homeless, and the recently-immigrated.

Community members themselves are the backbone of RAC, working in concert with local activists to get this critical work done.

What is The F@@?
The Free Association of Anarchists (F@@) is a small but hard-working collective of anarchists based in the Los Angeles area. We publish the quarterly newsletter Black Flag, conduct an annual Skid Row Clothing Giveaway during the Winter holiday season, and are constantly engaged in all sorts of projects around labor organizing, education, immigrant rights, animal liberation, anti-capitalism, feminism, anti-authoritarianism, and all other forms of legitimate resistance to illegitimate authority.

We are always looking for new individuals and groups to work with, so feel free to drop us a line.

Email us at faacollective@gmail.com OR faacollective@riseup.net
 
Families Protest Abusive Foreclosure Practices of Wells Fargo Bank
2015-04-26 21:35:19 (10 minutes ago) 
WHITTIER, CA—Shortly before noon on Saturday morning, a parade of families in “Occupy Fights Foreclosures” and “No to Housing Crime” t-shirts marched down Whittier Blvd.

As the first few homeowner advocates entered the busy East Los Angeles branch of Wells Fargo, security blocked the path of the procession. Livestreamer Patti Beers (@PMBeers) deftly stepped to the side of the first person blocked by security and entered the lobby to film the occupation.

Carlos Marroquin of Occupy Fights Foreclosures entered the lobby with a polite request, “May we speak to the manager, please? We need to speak to the manager.”

To the branch manager, he explained, “We have some homeowners that are being foreclosed by you guys. We are here to demand that the bank full open up a full investigation into their cases. We have a couple of letters we would like you to forward to headquarters, is that ok?”

“Yes, of course,” responded the branch manager.

Security locked the front doors of the bank as the noise of tribal drumming completely overwhelmed the acoustics of the bank lobby. The native dancers of Danza Azteca could be heard on the sidewalk outside, along with dozens of other families and homeowner advocates chanting, “Stop foreclosures in East L.A.!”

While waiting for the manager to forward the letters to headquarters, homeowner advocate Carlos Marroquin announced, “We are asking for fairness. We are asking for Wells Fargo to deal with homeowners in good faith, not to tell you one thing and then do something different behind their backs.”

“Some of these families are facing foreclosure because Wells Fargo tricked them into a loan modification, promised they would work with them, and then they sold off their homes behind their backs,” he continued.

“Second, Wells Fargo foreclosures continue to hurt the community. Here in LA., we have more foreclosures and more people going homeless than we ever have had before. We have people out there in the streets sleeping in their cars because Wells Fargo’s practices have added to the problem that already exists here in L.A. with homelessness.”

Next, Carlos introduced a woman currently suffering the abusive practices of this big bank. “We have a homeowner here. She’s facing eviction because Wells Fargo led her to believe that they were going to give her a loan modification. When she found out Wells Fargo was going to sell her home, she gathered all the money, she borrowed money, she did whatever she could, to be able to satisfy the late penalties and the payments that Wells Fargo had instructed her to do. Wells Fargo refused to take the money from the homeowner and went ahead and foreclosed on her. That is a great violation of the Homeowners Bill of Rights because she was under the loan modification process. Now she’s facing eviction.”

California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights, effective as of January 2013, prohibits mortgage lenders from negotiating loan modifications while pursuing foreclosure proceedings (otherwise known as “dual-track foreclosures"). The law also guarantees that borrowers have a single point of contact for loan modification negotiation.

Signs carried by the several activists in the lobby bore messages such as “Hell Fargo,” “Bank of Thieves,” “End the Fraud,” and “Wells Fargo Embargos.”

“Wells Fargo is known for their abuses,” declared Carlos. “This message is for John Stumpf. I hope that he understands that he’s hurting families, he’s hurting our children, he’s hurting seniors. He needs to stand up and do the right thing. Wells Fargo has made record profits on the backs of the American people.”

The National Mortgage Settlement of 2012 benefited the banks and the government, not the people. Banks received immunity from prosecution, and the government received a cash infusion for neglecting to pursue justice against the banksters who gambled with the national economy. As Carlos explained in the lobby of Wells Fargo, “Settling with the banks and the Department of Justice is not enough, because those settlements never reached the people. We want to make sure any settlements go directly to the victims, not to benefit the banks against short sales, or any other way they say they are helping the families. The fact is they are not helping the families.”

Outside the Whittier Wells Fargo, Danza Azteca energized the crowd with their rhythmic music and dance. Nowhere Man, stalwart supporter of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Los Angeles, and Occupy Fights Foreclosures, silently encouraged the crowd to “Imagine Fairness” as he walked the sidewalk along Whittier Blvd. A gigantic banner satirized the red, black, and yellow Wells Fargo logo with the message “We’re Felons.”

The locations of Saturday’s actions were not publicly disclosed in advance. Only a morning meet-up location in downtown L.A. was provided to participants and media. Regardless, security in Whittier appeared to be on high alert Saturday morning. Half a dozen security guards on bicycles circled the shopping center parking lot outside the Wells Fargo branch in advance of the protest. However, twenty minutes elapsed between the start of the lobby protest and the arrival of representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD).

Parking two squad cars on the side of the branch, three sheriff deputies entered the Wells Fargo lobby. Upon exiting, they briefly set up a perimeter in front of the doors. One asked a man carrying a “Wells Fargo: King of Foreclosures” sign a question, and received such a passionate response that the deputy nodded and stepped back in deference to the man’s right to express his grievances against Wells Fargo.

Sheriff Deputy Fonseca demonstrated a hostile attitude, intimidating videographer Patti Beers into stepping back from one portion of the sidewalk. He then retreated to corner of the sidewalk with the other law enforcement officers and private security. Multiple private security guards recorded Saturday’s action on phone cameras, once they had the protection of the LASD.

After several homeowners pleaded with the bank over the public address system, the crowd of protestors marched down the sidewalk to the corner of Whittier & Goodrich, chanting, “Hey Wells Fargo, what do you say? How many homes did you steal today?" Appearing to consider their job protecting the bank to be finished, LASD left the scene.

Simultaneous to the action in East Los Angeles, members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) occupied a Wells Fargo branch in Studio City, CA to bring attention to the plight of an 80-year-old woman who has lived in her home for five decades. Wells Fargo would rather evict her than work out a loan modification.

One foreclosure fighter reported that Studio City branch management were red-faced at the intrusion. A security guard accused the group of “intimidating” the tellers (who were smiling at the families standing up for their rights). She responded, "They are behind bullet proof glass. Try fighting the bank for your house."

VIDEO COVERAGE:

Occupy Fights Foreclosures (Inside Wells Fargo Lobby) by @PMBeers [42:49 video length]
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/61539125

Occupy Fights Foreclosures (Corner of Whittier Blvd) by @PMBeers [14:30 video length]
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/61540880

Occupy Wells Fargo for Abusive Foreclosure Practices (April 25, 2015) [9:30 video length]
https://youtu.be/8YuCEZDLR9Y

Danza Azteca Occupy Wells Fargo (April 25, 2015) [00:59 video length]
https://youtu.be/a1U1oyNAVQ0

Sheriffs Arrive at Occupy Wells Fargo Protest of Abusive Foreclosures (April 25, 2015) [10:47 video length]
https://youtu.be/huXylQL4Cn0


PHOTO COVERAGE:

Occupy Wells Fargo, April 25 2015 by Carlos Themailman
https://www.facebook.com/carlosthemailman/media_set?set=a.936860196365997.1073741911.100001260766273

Occupy Wells Fargo to Protest Abusive Foreclosures by @OccupyLAOWS
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.730535273729997.1073741884.405414422908752
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
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Craig Ferguson wins Daytime Emmy as best game show host
2015-04-26 21:30:41 (14 minutes ago) 
Former late-night host Craig Ferguson found gold in his switch to game-show emcee, winning a Daytime Emmy for "Celebrity Name Game."
 
Japan Prime Minister comes to U.S. for nationwide tour
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2015-04-26 21:30:06 (15 minutes ago) 
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Martin's 11th-inning HR helps Rangers beat Angels.
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Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
2015-04-26 21:19:04 (26 minutes ago) 

“Today’s Democratic Party has decided there is no room for Christians. There is a liberal fascism that is going after Christian believers.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by The Hill.

 
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Merger’s Collapse Leaves Frustrated Cable Customers Out in the Cold
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As soon as Comcast withdrew, Charter Communications was reported to be exploring a new bid for Time Warner Cable, but some predict consumers will lose no matter who buys whom.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 21:13:32 (32 minutes ago) 
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Apple's iOS is an illness, says new HTC ad
2015-04-26 21:11:53 (33 minutes ago) 
Technically Incorrect: In an ad that mocks rival phones and disorders in equal measure, HTC offers its latest attempt to outdo its last attempt at strange advertising. Yes, iOS is Irritable Operating System, apparently.






 
Dominic Bowden, Sharyn Casey to host Dancing with the Stars
2015-04-26 21:10:57 (34 minutes ago) 
Serial television host Dominic Bowden and radio DJ Sharyn Casey will host the new season of Dancing with the Stars.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
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Labour 'to help first-time buyers'
2015-04-26 21:10:17 (35 minutes ago) 
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say.
 
10 Things to Know for Monday
2015-04-26 21:10:14 (35 minutes ago) 
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
 
Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working
2015-04-26 21:01:29 (44 minutes ago) 
An outburst on live TV accused a right-leaning government of strong-arming the press to reduce critical coverage.






 
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2015-04-26 21:00:14 (45 minutes ago) 
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UN agency alarmed by malnutrition among children displaced from Yarmouk camp
2015-04-26 21:00:00 (45 minutes ago) 
As the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestine refugees continued today to provide essential humanitarian assistance to civilians who have been displaced from Yarmouk and to those hosting them, evidence of acute malnutrition was found in a large number of children.
 
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2015-04-26 20:59:07 (46 minutes ago) 
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Nepal earthquake: no reports of Britons killed or injured, says Foreign Office
2015-04-26 20:50:21 (55 minutes ago) 

Philip Hammond also says 200 nationals have neeeded practical help as PM announces rescue teams’ departure for Kathmandu to support relief effort

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2015-04-26 20:38:49 (1 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader writes with this story about Exxon's early involvement with consumer computers. "This weekend is the anniversary of the release of the Apple IIc, the company's fourth personal computer iteration and its first attempt at creating a portable computer. In 1981, Apple's leading competitor in the world of consumer ('novice') computer users was IBM, but the market was about to experience a deluge of also-rans and other silent partners in PC history, including the multinational descendant of Standard Oil, Exxon. The oil giant had been quietly cultivating a position in the microprocessor industry since the mid-1970s via the rogue Intel engineer usually credited with developing the very first commercial microprocessor, Federico Faggin, and his startup Zilog. Faggin had ditched Intel in 1974, after developing the 4004 four-bit CPU and its eight-bit successor, the 8008. As recounted in Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer, Faggin was upset about Intel's new requirement that employees had to arrive by eight in the morning, while he usually worked nights. Soon after leaving Intel and forming Zilog, Faggin was approached by Exxon Enterprises, the investment arm of Exxon, which began funding Zilog in 1975."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

 
China's Great Green Wall Helps Pull CO2 Out of Atmosphere: China contributed the most to a global increase in carbon stored in trees and other plants
2015-04-26 20:38:08 (1 hours ago) 
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In Aurora shooting trial, insanity may be hard sell
2015-04-26 20:36:02 (1 hours ago) 
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2015-04-26 20:30:03 (1 hours ago) 
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2015-04-26 20:20:37 (1 hours ago) 
 
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2015-04-26 20:19:54 (1 hours ago) 

The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon — the M4 carbine — a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns.

At a recent ...

 
We are the team behind Kerbal Space Program. Tomorrow we launch version 1.0 and leave Early Access. Ask Us Anything!
2015-04-26 20:18:03 (1 hours ago) 

After four and a half years, we're finally at the point where we've accomplished every goal we set up when we started this project. Thus the next version will be called 1.0. This doesn't mean we're done, though, as updates will continue since our fans deserve that and much, much more!

I'm Maxmaps, the game's Producer. With me is the team of awesome people here at Squad. Ask us anything about anything, except Rampart.

Proof

Edit: Messaged mods to get it approved! Unsure what happened.

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Everest camp hit by avalanche; Brooklyn men missing
2015-04-26 20:16:52 (1 hours ago) 
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Worried Iowa farmers brace for bird flu impact
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Outbreak could affect demand for services and supplies, even the prices of crops.

       
 
Four Nauru refugees who agreed to go to Cambodia wait to fly out
2015-04-26 20:10:18 (2 hours ago) 

Three of the four refugees who agreed to take up the Australian government’s resettlement offer are being housed in the detention centre, but departure date remains uncertain

Three refugees who have agreed to travel to Cambodia are being housed in the Nauru detention centre before they are scheduled to fly out.

There are currently just four refugees who have agreed to take up the Australian government’s resettlement offer in Cambodia, despite a large presence of Australian immigration department staff on the island who have been promoting the settlement package.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:10:14 (2 hours ago) 
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Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland
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2,152 killed, about 5,000 injured in Nepal powerful earthquake: police
2015-04-26 20:02:31 (2 hours ago) 
A total of 2,152 people have been killed and about 5,000 others inured in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal at midday Saturday, National police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said on Sunday.
 
App makers, you're STILL doing security wrong
2015-04-26 20:01:19 (2 hours ago) 
Microsoftie Troy Hunt unpicks privacy invasion and unencrypted passwords

Security expert Troy Hunt has taken a look at what mobile apps collect to send home to their owners, and isn't impressed: even PayPal is still addicted to invasive habits, he says.…

 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-04-26 20:00:36 (2 hours ago) 
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Family: Ja'Meer Bullard saved a friend from getting shot
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Loud talking. Gunfire. "Oh, s-! Get out of the way!" Then, a faint voice calling "Help." Liz, a 44-year-old resident of the Gateway neighborhood of Camden, heard the confrontation on Mechanic Street as midnight Friday gave way to Saturday morning.
 
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