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Paul E Ester

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North Korea releases bizarre video of military dogs attacking

Posted by Paul E Ester | Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:03 AM (2 replies)

Coptic Christians under siege as mob attacks Cairo cathedral

Source: The Independent UK

Hundreds of Christians were under siege inside Cairo’s Coptic cathedral last night as security forces and local residents, some armed with handguns, launched a prolonged and unprecedented attack on the seat of Egypt’s ancient Church.

At least one person was killed and at least 84 injured as Christians inside the walled St Mark’s cathedral compound came under a frenzied assault from their assailants in the main road outside.

The fighting erupted after a mass funeral for five Copts who were killed during violent clashes in a north Egyptian town on Saturday. A Muslim man also died in the clashes, which happened after an Islamic institute was daubed with offensive graffiti.

Following yesterday’s service thousands of Christians poured out on to the street and began chanting slogans against Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian President and long-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/coptic-christians-under-siege-as-mob-attacks-cairo-cathedral-8563600.html

So that's what Assange has been doing inside the embassy! WikiLeaks releases 1.7m US diplomatic and

Source: dailymail.co.uk

So that's what Assange has been doing inside the embassy! WikiLeaks releases 1.7m US diplomatic and intelligence reports covering every country in the world

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks today published more than 1.7million U.S. records covering diplomatic or intelligence reports on every country in the world.

The data released today includes more than 1.7million U.S. diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976 - covering a traffic of cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence.

WikiLeaks described the Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) as the world's largest searchable collection of U.S. confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305437/Julian-Assange-WikiLeaks-release-1-7m-US-diplomatic-intelligence-reports.html

Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD)

Suspect Robs Family at Miami Burger King, Then Man Shoots Him: Police

A father who was robbed while eating with his family took out his own gun and shot the suspect, Miami Police said.

It happened at about 1 p.m. Friday at the Burger King restaurant at Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 17th Street, police said.

The robber walked in, flashed his gun to the family, demanded their valuables, then headed for the door, according to police.

The father, fearing for his life, took out his gun and shot the suspect in the leg as he stood outside the restaurant, police said.


Red meat chemical 'damages heart', say US scientists

A study in the journal Nature Medicine showed that carnitine in red meat was broken down by bacteria in the gut.

This kicked off a chain of events which resulted in higher levels of cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease.

Dieticians warned there may be a risk to people taking carnitine supplements.

There has been a wealth of studies suggesting that regularly eating red meat may be damaging to health.


Posted by Paul E Ester | Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:19 PM (0 replies)

Central Park jogger case: Ken Burns documentary may increase pressure to settle

New York is a safer, less fearful place than it was in 1990, when murders hit an all-time high, race relations were raw and the city felt under siege from drug dealers and gangs on "wilding" sprees. But one major piece of unfinished business from back then still hangs over the city and its legal system: the Central Park jogger case.

Five black and Hispanic boys were convicted that year in the rape and grisly beating of a white woman jogging in the park, and they went on to serve six to 13 years in prison before their convictions were thrown out in 2002 because of evidence linking someone else to the crime.

They sued police and prosecutors for $250 million. But the lawsuit has languished for a decade with no resolution in sight.

MORE: NYC's most infamous crimes | 'Central Park 5' calling for justice 22 years later | 'Central Park Five': Crime and punishment
Now, a growing chorus of lawmakers is asking New York City to settle with the five men. And the pressure is likely to build in the coming weeks with the broadcast of a documentary on the case by filmmaker Ken Burns. It airs on PBS on April 16.

Posted by Paul E Ester | Sun Apr 7, 2013, 07:51 PM (2 replies)

Minister seeks return of peyote seized in Santa Rosa

A minister in the North Coast chapter of the Native American Church says his right to religious freedom was violated when sheriff's deputies seized mind-altering peyote from his home during a raid on indoor pot gardens.

Former Santa Rosa resident David Marbain, 56, is seeking the return of nearly 5 pounds of the dried cactus known for its hallucinogenic effects as well as 27 live plants that were taken in the 2010 sweep.

Marbain insists it was legal for him to have the natural source of the drug mescaline because it is sacramental medicine that was being used for religious purposes.

He's calling on the Sheriff's Office to give it back so he can continue to use it or dispose of it according to Indian tradition.

Posted by Paul E Ester | Sun Apr 7, 2013, 05:32 PM (1 replies)

Top Lobbying firms in the state

Overall, about 400 lobbying firms reported more than $345 million in payments. Ninety-one firms received more than $1 million; 126 firms got less than $100,000.

The three biggest spenders on lobbying were the California State Council of Service Employees, Western States Petroleum Association and California Teachers Association, at more than $8 million each.

Posted by Paul E Ester | Sun Apr 7, 2013, 05:26 PM (1 replies)

CFT Warrior Launches UAV's in Afghanistan - Army UAV's

Posted by Paul E Ester | Sun Apr 7, 2013, 02:08 PM (1 replies)

The Most Intense Videos From Syria! [Graphic] - War uncensored

Warning - As you would expect from battle footage, these videos show death and destruction.

The Most Intense Videos From Syria!

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3b9_1364639885#Ld8rP5m54ykKcxw2.99

The Most Intense Videos From Syria! Part 2

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7ac_1365336616#sz1ejdGQkQxY5p0P.99
Posted by Paul E Ester | Sun Apr 7, 2013, 01:49 PM (0 replies)
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