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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

For NSA chief, terrorist threat drives passion to ‘collect it all,’ observers say

“Rather than look for a single needle in the haystack, his approach was, ‘Let’s collect the whole haystack,’ ” said one former senior U.S. intelligence official who tracked the plan’s implementation. “Collect it all, tag it, store it. . . . And whatever it is you want, you go searching for it.”

The unprecedented data collection plan, dubbed Real Time Regional Gateway, would play a role in breaking up Iraqi insurgent networks and significantly reducing the monthly death toll from improvised explosive devices by late 2008. It also encapsulated Alexander’s controversial approach to safeguarding Americans from what he sees as a host of imminent threats, from terrorism to devastating cyberattacks.

In his eight years at the helm of the country’s electronic surveillance agency, Alexander, 61, has quietly presided over a revolution in the government’s ability to scoop up information in the name of national security. And, as he did in Iraq, Alexander has pushed hard for everything he can get: tools, resources and the legal authority to collect and store vast quantities of raw information on American and foreign communications.

“What authorization gave you the grounds for acquiring my cellphone data?” demanded Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), waving his mobile phone at the four-star general.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Jul 15, 2013, 09:02 AM (4 replies)

Oklahoma coalition forms to declare ‘Syria – Not our War!’

A diverse coalition of individuals have allied for an anti-war rally at the Oklahoma state Capitol. Theme of the gathering and related activities, slated for this evening (Friday, July 12), is “Syria – Not Our War!”

Coordinating the event -- which begins with musical entertainment at 6 p.m. and continues with a “left-right” spectrum of orations at 7 p.m. -- is state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Oklahoma City. Nathaniel Batchelder, director of The Peace House in Oklahoma City is assisting with organization.

The odd couple said they are opposed to U.S. government plans to support rebels seeking to oust the government of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Wesselhoft and Batchelder joined forces with four others in a press conference this week, explaining their motivations to Capitol reporters.

Wesselhoft stressed, “I am not a pacifist, and not an isolationist.” A common theme among the speakers tonight will be to stress that the United States is already involved in the conflict – and that said involvement is a mistake.

A retired military chaplain, Wesselhoft points out that at least two of the groups in the rebel coalition opposing the Syrian strongman have close ties to al-Quaida, the terrorist organization that coordinated the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun Jul 14, 2013, 02:03 PM (2 replies)

Official: SF plane crash victim may have been run over

An autopsy was being conducted Sunday to determine whether one of the two teenaged passengers killed on the Asiana Airlines flight had been run over by a San Francisco fire rig at the crash scene.

The 16-year-old girl was found near the evacuation slide near the left wing of Asiana Flight 214 which crashed Saturday during a landing at San Francisco International Airport. The girl was not identified.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said Sunday her injuries are consistent with her having been run over.

"As it possibly could have happened, based on the injuries sustained, it could have been one of our vehicles that added to the injuries, or another vehicle," Hayes-White said. "That could have been something that happened in the chaos. It will be part of our investigation."

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun Jul 7, 2013, 09:21 PM (5 replies)

Embarrassed || Spoken Word by Hollie McNish

I wrote this poem in a public toilet after my 6 month old baby fell asleep. I was in town on my own a lot with her and the first time I fed her someone commented that I should stay home. Baby's need breastfed every 2-3 hours often. It's impossible to run home. It's a stupid argument anyway. But I was embarrassed and for 6 months took her into toilets when I was alone without the support of boyfriend, friends, mum etc. I hate that I did that but I was nervous, tired and felt awkward. And now I find it weird that our TVs, media etc never show breastfeeding in soaps, cartoons, anything. That we and the US are so bloody scared of it. It's weird. I find our culture weird and even weirder, when people are so strapped for cash. It is costing parents a huge amount of money paying for something which most of us, those of us who are lucky enough for our bodies to do so, get for free. I have a lot of mates who complain they're broke but stop breastfeeding cos they feel awkward, and pay for formula. Why are we paying billionaire companies for something our bodies produce for FREE. It's really good marketing that we feel so wrong doing something like this I think. And it makes me sadder every day. Next we'll be buying sweat in bottles from Tescos and rubbing it on our skin paying for electronic books to read nighttime stories. Oh, wait...
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun Jul 7, 2013, 02:08 PM (2 replies)

Islamist gunmen stage multiple attacks on Egyptian forces in Sinai

Source: Jerusalem Post

Islamist gunmen staged multiple attacks on security forces in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula early on Friday, two days after the army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, security sources and state television reported.

Attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades at army checkpoints guarding El Arish airport, close to the border with the Gaza Strip and Israel, in the latest of a string of security incidents in the lawless region, the sources said.

Separately, a police station in Rafah on the border with Gaza came under rocket fire, causing an unknown number of injuries among soldiers, according to the sources. The police post is close to the local headquarters of military intelligence.

On Thursday night, Eilat residents reported hearing explosions in the area, sparking fears of a rocket attack, however police had not located any fallen projectiles.

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Egyptian-state-TV-Islamist-gunmen-attack-Sinai-airport-318832
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Jul 4, 2013, 09:42 PM (4 replies)

Berkeley pushes back against federal medical marijuana crackdown

We and other comrades have talked about federal prosecutors cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries — even after President Obama said he wouldn’t spend time on such things. It ranks as one of Obama’s most egregious broken campaign promises.

Nevertheless, tons of outlets in California have closed over the past year or so, as local officials have done little more than throw up their hands. But pot activists are ticked, as the crackdown has included a lot of good actorsfolks who played by the rules, as written — as we’ve reported.

On Wednesday, the city of Berkeley pushed back against the feds. In May, the feds began an effort to shut down Berkeley Patients Group, the city’s largest medical cannabis dispenser, by using federal asset forfeiture laws.

Oh, no you didn’t, Berkeley essentially said Wednesday. (We’ll spare you the legaleeze.)

The city filed a claim in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Wednesday in defense of the Berkeley Patients Group . The city said its injury is both “concrete and particularized” to the city. OK, so we won’t spare you the legal stuff….from the filing:

“Claimant would suffer economic injury due to the substantial loss of tax revenue paid by Berkeley Patients Group. Indeed, the tax revenue generated by Berkeley Patients Group for Claimant is more than that of the two other permitted dispensaries in the City of Berkeley combined.”

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is ticked, saying “It is time for the federal government to wake up and stop these asset forfeiture actions. Berkeley Patients Group has complied with the rules and caused no problems in the City. The federal government should not use its scarce resources to harass local law-abiding businesses.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Jul 4, 2013, 06:42 PM (13 replies)

Hemp flag to fly high over Capitol building

The flag flying over the Capitol building on the Fourth of July might look like your typical Old Glory. But you probably won’t notice the fibers that make it special. It’s believed to be the first hemp flag to flutter over the dome since the government began outlawing marijuana’s less-recreational cousin back in the 1930s.

Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman is the man responsible for getting the flag, made from Colorado-raised hemp and screen-printed with the stars and stripes, up there.

He cooked up the idea while lobbying Congress this year to include pro-hemp measures in the farm bill. That legislation failed, of course, but the seed of the hemp flag had been planted.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave Bowman an assist with the details, which included working with the Capitol’s flag office. (The flag program allows people to buy flags flown over the Capitol, so they rotate in new Old Glories nearly every day.)

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:22 PM (0 replies)

Egypt Military Releases New Protest Video

Laser view at @1:10
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jul 2, 2013, 02:31 PM (0 replies)

Colorado announces rules for recreational pot sales

Source: Denver Post

Marijuana buyers will have to show identification and perishable pot snacks will carry expiration dates when Colorado marijuana retailers open for business next year.

State officials released more than 60 pages of detailed rules Monday on how the sales of recreational marijuana and edible marijuana products will be licensed and regulated.

Recreational pot has been legal in Colorado since last year, but retail sales don't begin until January. The voter-approved marijuana legalization measure adopted last year required the department to release rules by July 1.

The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters for recreational pot sales earlier this year, but many nitty-gritty rules were left to the Department of Revenue.

The regulations are largely dry details that make pot seem more like a loaf of bread or an over-the-counter sinus remedy than a party drug.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_23575299/colo-announces-rules-recreational-pot-sales

More: http://kdvr.com/2013/07/01/colorado-rolls-out-recreational-marijuana-rules/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jul 2, 2013, 02:27 AM (11 replies)

Islamists in Syria's Aleppo ban "provocative dress" for women

Source: Reuters

Islamist rebels in Syria's northern city of Aleppo issued an order on Monday banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles, angering some locals who accuse the group of overstepping its powers.

The Islamic law council of Aleppo's Fardous neighbourhood issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning all Muslim women from wearing "immodest" dress and announcing plans to apply such rules to all female inhabitants.

"Muslim women are banned from leaving the house in immodest dress, in tight clothing that shows off their bodies or wearing makeup on their face," the statement said. "It is incumbent on all our sisters to obey God and commit to Islamic etiquette".

Hardline Islamist groups have increasingly taken the lead in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Many units, some of which are linked to al Qaeda, have stretched their influence beyond the battleground and established police and administrative councils in some rebel-held areas.

Read more: http://www.trust.org/item/20130701172315-tnkby/?source%20=%20hpbreaking
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:02 PM (26 replies)
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