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Jesus Malverde

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Name: Jesus Malverde
Gender: Male
Hometown: SF
Current location: Japan
Member since: Fri May 17, 2013, 11:44 PM
Number of posts: 10,274

About Me

Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the generous bandit or angel of the poor is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. One day we\'ll live free and no longer in fear. Fear of losing jobs, fear of being raided, your dogs shot, your children kidnapped by the state. Your land stolen, and maybe even your life lost. Fear no more, the times are a changing.

Journal Archives

Democrats suffering from Clinton fatigue say they’re ready for Warren

Thirteen Iowa Democrats wearily took their seats here this weekend and discussed among themselves the source of their angst: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“I’m utterly tired, tired of the Clintons and the whole establishment,” said Carol Brannon, 71, a retired nurse.

Anne Kinzel, 57, a former health-care lawyer, nodded sympathetically.

“The hacks think Hillary is entitled to be president,” Kinzel said. “I think she is one of those people who has lost the sense of why they are in politics.”

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 07:35 AM (17 replies)

City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war

After struggling to hold back rebel assaults for eight days, Alexander Dashkeivich, a volunteer captain in Ukraine’s 25th battalion, was standing guard over the villages of Nikishyne and Ridkodub on the eastern Ukrainian front on Friday when out of nowhere came the command to abandon their positions.

Along with hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers, they were being relocated north to Debaltseve, a strategic railway hub that exists as a Kiev-controlled peninsula in a sea of territory held by east Ukraine’s Russia-backed separatists.


At stake is control over regional railway shipments of coal mined in rebel-held territory on which Ukraine’s electricity generators and export-oriented steel sector depend.

Capturing Debaltseve would allow Moscow to further cripple Kiev’s fragile energy sector and recession-battered economy. It would also put rebel fighters within striking distance of a vast weapons depot 50km north in the town of Artemivsk.


In a bid to boost the fighting spirit, Ukraine’s government last week offered $60 bonuses to soldiers for each day of combat, and thousands more for each enemy tank, armoured personnel carrier or Grad rocket launcher they destroyed.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 10:12 AM (0 replies)

Upskirt photos of teen ruled legal in Oregon

A judge has ruled that a 61-year-old Oregon man did nothing illegal when he crouched in a store aisle and snapped photos up a 13-year-old’s skirt.

It was lewd and appalling but not outlawed, Judge Eric Butterfield said. “From a legal point of view, which unfortunately today is my job to enforce, he didn’t do anything wrong,” the judge said Thursday.

Patrick Buono of Portland didn’t dispute using his cellphone to take the photos on Jan. 3 at the store, The Oregonian newspaper reported.

His defense lawyer, Mark Lawrence, argued that he hadn’t violated laws against invasion of privacy and attempted encouraging child sexual abuse — a child pornography count.

The privacy law bans clandestine photography in bathrooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms and tanning booths, but the Target aisle was plainly public, Lawrence said.

Upskirt sightings can occur by happenstance, he said, citing a famous photo of Marilyn Monroe with her dress flying up. And that could happen to someone riding up an escalator, taking a spill or exiting a car, he said. “These things are not only seen but video-recorded,” Lawrence said. “It’s incumbent on us as citizens to cover up whatever we don’t want filmed in public places.”

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Feb 7, 2015, 01:29 AM (15 replies)

Marijuana 'can reduce chronic stress and depression'

Medical marijuana has the potential be used to treat depression caused by chronic stress, researchers have said.

In a study looking at endocannabinoids – chemicals in the brain similar to substances found in cannabis – scientists found chronic stress its reduced the production, which led to depression-like behaviour in animals studied.

The team, from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions in New York, noted that endocannabinoids are a naturally produced chemical compound that affect motor control, cognition, emotions and behaviour.

They are similar to the chemicals found in marijuana and the active ingredient in it – THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).

Senior researcher Samir Haj-Dahmane said: "Chronic stress is one of the major causes of depression. Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilise moods and ease depression."

Their findings were published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 11:15 PM (2 replies)

I miss RainDog

She kicked ass. That is all.


Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 12:18 PM (4 replies)

Christian Missionary ‘Discouraged’ To Find Africa Isn’t Complete Wasteland That She Can Save

There is perhaps no bigger misconception in the West than in regards to Africa. It’s a massive continent with dozens of countries and cultures, but for reasons that defy logic, many Westerners insist on viewing it as a monoculture – a single entity that is poverty-stricken, war-torn, and starving.

That is certainly what Jes Tidwell was expecting when she embarked on a missionary trip. In a post she wrote on her blog, she explains that despite high expectations, she just couldn’t fall in love with Kenya because – as she soon discovered – the country, and especially its capital of Nairobi, is modern, affluent, and kind of similar to cities in America.

She notes:

My heart was prepared for dirt floors.
For dirty laundry hanging everywhere.
For kids that were half naked and covered in bug bites.
People who couldn’t speak English.

Instead she finds a modern supermarket with people of all races shopping among each other, modern luxuries, and conveniences.

That’s good news, right? You travel to Africa, expecting to see the worst of the world and instead find that the people are living well. That’s a good thing! Unfortunately, Tidwell doesn’t see it that way. She expresses utter disappointment that the ugly, diseased Africa that was sold to her wasn’t here in Nairobi:

It just wasn’t what my heart was expecting.
Nairobi is a hub for lots of international business. A place where new buildings are being built left and right and where traffic is a nightmare and a half.

But this girl from the states expected Nairobi to be like what you see in the movies. Or on Feed the Children commercials.

What follows is a tone-deaf account of how her Kenyan hosts try to cheer her up by explaining that there are other places in the country that aren’t so great. The entire exchange is cringeworthy.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 11:20 AM (11 replies)

Flu jab given to millions is 'useless'

The flu vaccine given to millions of people in the UK barely works, health officials have admitted, amid warnings that the number of deaths this winter will be the worst for 15 years.
Public Health England (PHE) warned that the main strain of influenza in circulation - which is particularly lethal among the elderly – has mutated from the type that was used in the jab.

As a result, it is working in just three per cent of people given it, when it is normally effective in around half of cases.

And it has no effectiveness at all against the dominant strain of flu in circulation this winter, which is particularly dangerous in the elderly.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 06:34 AM (10 replies)

Facebook gets into the robot game — and data centers could be involved

Facebook, that company with a globally popular social network and data centers to run it all reliably, is apparently interested in “industrial automation and robotics.”

The company has been searching for a person to work as an electrical engineer focused on robotics at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, according to an undated job posting. Facebook has been seeking someone for this sort of role since August, if not earlier.

“This person will be responsible for designing electrical system[s] and circuitry for Industrial Automation and Robotics development,” the job posting states. The successful applicant will join Facebook’s Strategic Engineering and Development team.

The results of the person’s efforts could be deployed inside the massive server farms Facebook counts on to store and serve up user information.


The robots go after the IT hardware employee jobs....Robots work 24/7/365, they are a depreciating asset to businesses, they don't require benefits and work at the same pace day after day after day. The revolution is in its infancy but it's only a matter of time before the robot/AI revolution is everywhere.
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:44 PM (1 replies)

He’s got a ‘Downton Abbey’-inspired office, but Rep. Aaron Schock won’t talk about it.

The Rayburn House Office Building is a labyrinth of beige offices.

And then, there’s . . . Rep. Aaron Schock’s new digs.

Bright red walls. A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles. A Federal-style bull’s-eye mirror with an eagle perched on top. And this is just the Illinois Republican’s outer office.

“It’s actually based off of the red room in ‘Downton Abbey,’ ” said the woman behind the front desk, comparing it to the luxurious set piece at the heart of the British period drama.

This was a bold room. But the confidence was a mirage. For on Capitol Hill, caution is king when it comes to the micromanagement of one’s image, even in the case of how a congressman decides to decorate his office.

And sometimes, a friendly outsider can inadvertently ruin a communications director’s day.

A blond woman popped out of an inner office. “Want to see the rest?” she asked.

She introduced herself as Annie Brahler, the interior decorator whose company is called Euro Trash. She guided me to Schock’s private office, revealing another dramatic red room. This one with a drippy crystal chandelier, a table propped up by two eagles, a bust of Abraham Lincoln and massive arrangements of pheasant feathers.

Then, my phone rang.

It was Schock’s communications director, Benjamin Cole.

“Are you taking pictures of the office?” he asked. “Who told you you could do that? . . . Okay, stay where you are. You’ve created a bit of a crisis in the office.”


Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 12:34 PM (0 replies)

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles

Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for health insurance.

The White House has already granted some exemptions and is considering more to avoid a political firestorm.

Mark J. Mazur, the assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, said up to six million taxpayers would have to “pay a fee this year because they made a choice not to obtain health care coverage that they could have afforded.”

But Christine Speidel, a tax lawyer at Vermont Legal Aid, said: “A lot of people do not feel that health insurance plans in the marketplace were affordable to them, even with subsidies. Some went without coverage and will therefore be subject to penalties.”

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 10:17 PM (2 replies)
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