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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

Netanyahu glares at U.N. for 45 seconds after berating its silence on Iran threat to Israel

Drama queen drops his bugs bunny bomb and goes for contempt this time.


Attacking one of the most important diplomatic achievements of President Obama at the UN.... the self imposed isolation of the apartheid state continues.
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 01:38 PM (28 replies)

Poll: Hillary Clinton still leads Sanders and Biden, but by less

Source: USA Today

Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, but she no longer commands the support of a majority of Democrats as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vice President Biden gain ground.

Clinton is backed by 41% of likely Democratic primary voters, a double-digit drop since the USA TODAY poll taken two months ago, and Sanders is supported by 23%, a jump. Biden is the choice of 20% even though he hasn't announced whether he will jump in the race.

By nearly 3-1, all those surveyed in the national poll predict that the controversy over her exclusive use of a private email server when she was secretary of State would hurt her prospects in a general election.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters, taken by phone Sept. 24-28, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The sample of 430 Democrats has an error margin of +/- 5 points.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/10/01/suffolk-poll-clinton-sanders-biden/73132954/

double-digit drop since the USA TODAY poll taken two months ago
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:52 PM (57 replies)

Thirsty leopard gets help for pot-head problem in India

A thirsty leopard got a little help from forest officers in India after an attempt to drink some water led to a metal pot being stuck on its head.

Footage taken of the big cat in Sadulkhera, Rajasthan, shows the leopard walking around with a metal pot on its head after trying to take a drink.

Villagers discovered the leopard walking around blindly with the pot on its head Wednesday and speculated it must have wandered into the area from the nearby Kumbhalgarh sanctuary and got its head stuck in the pot while trying to drink water.

Locals alerted police and forest department officials, who sent officers to help the distressed leopard. The leopard was tranquilized and the pot was removed.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:13 PM (3 replies)

Syrian ‘moderates’ aren’t so moderate in Iraq

Well, God bless Barack Obama – he’s found some “moderate” rebels in Syria. Enough to supply them with weapons and training worth $500m. Congress wants to arm these brave freedom fighters, you see. And Obama, having sent his 300 elite Spartan lads to Iraq to help Nouri al-Maliki fight the rebels there, needs to send help to the rebels in Syria – even though most of them are on the side of the rebels in Iraq whom Obama wants Maliki to defeat.

Confusing? You bet. So first steps first. Who are the “moderate” rebels whom Obama wants to train and arm? He doesn’t name them – and he can’t, because the original “moderates” whom America swore to arm (with the help of the CIA, the Brits, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey) were the so-called “Free Syrian Army”, mostly composed of deserters from Assad’s government forces. But the FSA – briefly beloved of John McCain until he discovered a pro-al-Qa’ida fighter sharing a photo-op with him in northern Syria – has decomposed.

Its men have gone home, switched to the bearded Islamists of the Nusrah or Isis – or Isil if we heed the latest acronym – or re-deserted to the government army and taken up arms for Assad again. Some freedom fighters! They weren’t given enough weapons, we are told. Now they’ll get more. And no doubt sell them – as they did the last lot. For it is a sad fact of war that whenever a gun crosses a border, it represents not loyalty but cash.

Give an FSA man – if you can find one – an anti-aircraft missile and it will be sold to the highest bidder. In all the civil wars I’ve covered, I’ve never seen a weapon in the hands of a militia which hasn’t bought it from someone else. In a humiliating interview on Channel 4, our own Defence Secretary admitted that weapons given to Syrian rebels had fallen into the hands of the bad guys. How do you monitor all the guys whom you give a gun to? Send them off with a personal drone to make sure they don’t sell it?

Besides, how do you actually find a “moderate” these days in Syria’s war? The Islamist rebels fight to the death. No “moderates” they. And – accursed facts now intervene – these are the very same Islamist rebels now threatening the Iraqi state. And just to make things even more confusing, Maliki has just been thanking Assad’s boys for air-raiding his own rebel enemies on the Iraqi-Syrian border on the grounds that Syria and Iraq are “friends”.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 09:56 PM (8 replies)

Secret Service official suggested a leak to embarrass Rep. Chaffetz

Source: LA Times

Scores of U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report said Wednesday. An assistant director suggested leaking embarrassing information to retaliate against Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) chairman of the House oversight committee.

The actions by the employees could represent criminal violations under the U.S. Privacy Act, said the report by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, John Roth. "It doesn't take a lawyer explaining the nuances of the Privacy Act to know that the conduct that occurred here — by dozens of agents in every part of the agency — was wrong," the report said.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson personally apologized to Chaffetz again Wednesday, the congressman told The Associated Press in an interview on Capitol Hill. Johnson did not disclose whether any employees had been punished. "It's intimidating," Chaffetz said. "It's what it was supposed to be."

Johnson said in a statement Wednesday that "those responsible should be held accountable" but did not provide further details.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-secret-service-chaffetz-20150930-story.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 07:18 PM (7 replies)

Palestinian flag raised at the UN

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 04:59 PM (2 replies)

Self driving bus

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 04:33 PM (10 replies)

Tech Tales - McAfee's Wild Ride

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 02:58 AM (5 replies)

Recreational pot hits Oregon stores Thursday

BEND, Ore. -
Starting Thursday, anyone in Oregon over the age of 21 with a valid ID can buy recreational marijuana legally. The Legislature decided to let medical marijuana dispensaries sell to recreational marijuana users, in addition to Oregon Medical Marijuana Patient cardholders.

Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries gear up for rec sales

"Huge day for us," Sam Stapleton, the president and founder of Diamond Tree in Bend, said Monday. "It's kind of a milestone for Oregon."

Retail pot shops likely won't open until October of 2016. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will begin accepting applications Jan. 4 for licenses.

Until then, purchasing from a medical marijuana dispensary is the only option for those who want to legally buy pot.


Meanwhile California lags the west coast.
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 09:53 PM (1 replies)

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

Source: NBC NEWS

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.

The new study finds that people over 50 don't get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.

The findings, reported in the British Medical Journal's online publication BMJ.com, support what U.S. health officials have been telling Americans for a few years now — taking calcium supplements is not just a waste of time, but it could be harmful. The extra calcium doesn't go to strengthen bones but instead can build up in the arteries, causing heart disease, or in the kidneys, causing kidney stones.


Most of the studies showed people over 50 get no benefit at all from taking either calcium supplements or from eating calcium in food. People were just as likely to have a fracture. A few studies showed that people who took calcium supplements might have a lower risk, but they were not very clear.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/calcium-supplements-or-dairy-doesnt-strengthen-bones-study-finds-n435726
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 09:50 PM (83 replies)
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