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  1. A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We’re Suing. Ramon Torres had been a U.S. citizen for nearly ten years when he was detained for four days on an immigration hold – despite having a U.S. passport, a Louisiana driver’s license, and a Social Security card, and despite that fact that a court ordered his release. Torres’ ordeal began in August 2018, when he was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Torres, a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2009, was carrying multiple forms of identification, including his driver’s license and other security credentials. Torres was booked at the Ascension Parish Jail, and the next day the Parish Court ordered his release. But Torres wasn’t released. Instead, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office placed an “immigration hold” on Torres on the suspicion that he was unlawfully present in the United States. The basis for this suspicion? He had a Latinx name and brown skin. Staff at the sheriff’s office explained that they had a policy of detaining all Latinx people for immigration review. When his friends and family tried to intervene and provide additional documentation proving that Torres is a U.S. citizen, officials in the sheriff’s office still didn’t budge. Torres spent four days in jail before a lawyer’s involvement finally secured his release. This was a flagrant violation of Torres’ constitutional rights, and this week the ACLU of Louisiana sued on his behalf. Click on the link for the full story
  2. Prince Andrew was seen getting foot massage from young woman at Epstein's apartment – report Prince Andrew was seen inside the New York apartment of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein getting a foot massage from a young woman, according to an email exchange between a prominent US literary agent and author and writer Evgeny Morozov. In the exchange, published in the New Republic magazine, agent John Brockman recommends to writer Morozov (who he represents as literary agent) that he meet with Epstein, calling him a “billionaire science philanthropist” who has “been extremely generous in funding projects of many of our friends and clients”. Epstein, 66, killed himself on 10 August in New York while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. He was accused of abusing underage girls and reportedly making some of them pleasure several of his rich and powerful friends. In the piece in the New Republic Morozov explains that he is on the point of cutting ties with Brockman on account of the agent’s continuing silence over his connections to Epstein.. “John has been in the news because of his troubling connections to Jeffrey Epstein,” writes Morozov. He then cites an email exchange between himself and Brockman from 2013 which includes references to Prince Andrew’s foot massage: “It’s been more than a month since Epstein was arrested on the latest charges. Still, no word on the issue. And, now that I’ve found that old email he sent me, I cannot believe that he knew absolutely nothing of Epstein’s wild sexual escapades.” Having detailed the contents of the email exchange Morozov concludes, “I am ready to pull the plug on my association with Brockman’s agency until and unless he clarifies the relationship between him … and Epstein.” The Guardian wrote about Epstein’s friendships with a host of renowned scientists, some of whom were introduced by Brockman. The Guardian has contacted Brockman and not yet received a reply. Brockman also declined to respond to Morozov’s request for comment in the New Republic. In the emails between Morozov (a regular contributor to the Guardian) and Brockman, dated 12 September 2013, the literary agent recounts visiting Epstein at his Manhattan house. He writes: “Last time I visited his house (the largest private residence in NYC), I walked in to find him in a sweatsuit and a British guy in a suit with suspenders [braces], getting foot massages from two young well-dressed Russian women.” “After grilling me for a while about cyber-security, the Brit, named Andy, was commenting on the Swedish authorities and the charges against Julian Assange. We think they’re liberal in Sweden, but its more like Northern England as opposed to Southern Europe,” Brockman reports “Andy” as saying. Brockman writes that Andrew then complained about his public profile. “In Monaco, Albert works 12 hours a day but at 9pm, when he goes out, he does whatever he wants, and nobody cares. But, if I do it, I’m in big trouble,” the emails describe him saying. At that point, Brockman writes: “I realized that the recipient of Irina’s foot massage was his Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.” Buckingham Palace has previously said Andrew was appalled by recent revelations about Epstein. The palace declined to comment on the contents of the email on Thursday night but reiterated its previous statement: “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.” Click on the link for the full article
  3. I wear my vagina scent as perfume on nights out – and men come flocking BEFORE heading for a night out with the girls, any lengthy pampering routine just wouldn't be complete without a spritz of perfume. However, one woman has given all new meaning to the term "signature scent" when she revealed that her, erm, "vagina juice" is her perfume of choice for an evening on the town. Sharing an excerpt of her new book The Game of Desire with Refinery29, sexologist Shan Boodram was surprised by just how much attention her "delicious scent" attracted. Shan Boodram The author claims to have worn her own natural scent several times over the years and noted how people often "flock to her". Determined to test the theory out on other women, Shan asked three of her clients to see if coplulins - which are chemicals secreted by the vagina - would also "attract anyone traditionally attracted to women with vulvas" if used as perfume. Throwing it back to our Chemistry GCSE, Shan outlined her expectations for the experiment in a hypothesis, prior research, and apparatus format - but fundamentally wanted to see if the four of them got MORE attention from people in a crowded bar after they applied their "perfume". She wrote: "I instructed them to wash their hands, get in a stall and then move their finger around their vaginal opening. The goal was to get a sample from the Bartholin's glands, which are the size of a pea but play a large role in vaginal lubrication". The expert then asked them to rub "a good amount of wetness" on their pulse points and around their collarbone and neck. Sadly, Shan's clients reported that they didn't have much more success with men than beforehand - only noting that a few leaned in a little closer, which could have been to do with the background noise. Click on the link for the full article
  4. China

    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    That first day of school is a ****... Before After
  5. Officials: DQ burgers aren't made out of people As a blizzard of rumors circulated on social media in the aftermath of a coordinated raid in Abbeville, Greenwood and Orangeburg counties by federal agents on Wednesday, the most outlandish may have been that a popular fast food restaurant was using a wince-inducing ingredient in their burgers. Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox and state health inspectors are clear, however: Dairy Queen’s ground beef patties are not made out of people. “I promise you, I’ve never had anything of that nature asked of me. I’ve never suspected anything like that. I can honestly say that’s the first I’ve heard of it, and I don’t see any validity in that at all,” Cox told the Index-Journal on Friday when asked about the possibility. “There’s little to no chance of anything like that ever being able to happen.” Dairy Queen Manager Saif Momin, whose name appeared in an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint made public on Thursday in connection with two Greenwood County men arrested on charges of running an unlicensed money transmitting business, called the newspaper to assert his restaurant wasn’t cannibalizing its profits. Click on the link for the full article
  6. China

    Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook should be broken up

    Amazon hosts thousands of unsafe or banned products, new investigation finds Amazon continues to struggle to curtail the sale of unsafe or banned products on its site, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. The probe discovered more than 4,000 items for sale on the company's site that have been declared unsafe by federal agencies, have misleading labels or are outright banned by federal regulators. The site shows numerous listings for toys and medications that don't include warnings about health risks to children, as well as sleeping mats previously banned by the FDA over concerns that they can suffocate infants, the Journal reported. Following the report, Amazon removed or changed the description on more than half of the problematic listings, according to the Journal. The company said in a blog post responding to the investigation that it requires products on its site to comply with "relevant laws and regulations." It also pointed to its use of automated tools that scan for noncompliant products. "We have a dedicated global team of compliance specialists that review submitted safety documentation, and we have additional qualification requirements that sellers must meet to offer products," the company said in the blog post. "In 2018, our teams and technologies proactively blocked more than three billion suspect listings for various forms of abuse, including non-compliance, before they were published to our store." The investigation underscores Amazon's difficulty overseeing the millions of third-party sellers on its platform. Earlier this year, the company changed its quality control standards for school supplies and children's jewelry sold on the site after an investigation by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson found they had unsafe levels of toxic metals. In recent years, the company has also struggled to root out counterfeit products and accidentally punished legitimate sellers after rivals reported them as selling counterfeits, CNBC has previously reported. Click on the link for the full article
  7. Well there's your problem. There's no thinking involved with Trump. He speaks extemporaneously with no thought whatsoever. His brain looks like has Creutzfeldt-jakob disease: Or perhaps syphilitic dementia:
  8. China

    The Forthcoming Recession

    The marijuana market is saturated. I looked into it a while back but all the companies were overpriced with little room for growth. Apparently I was too late to the party.
  9. What a sad commentary on our society: A new high school will have sleek classrooms — and places to hide from a mass shooter Engineers in World War I dug through the earth to build serpentine trenches borne from horrifically clear logic. If enemy soldiers ever breached it, the zigzagging pattern would prevent them from shooting in a straight line down the length of the trench — leaving only a relative few exposed to gunfire or shrapnel. That concept has been reinvigorated a century later, in a sense, for a western Michigan high school, to dampen the killing potential of a mass shooter. A $48 million major construction project at Fruitport High School will add curved hallways to reduce a gunman’s range, jutting barriers to provide cover and egress, and meticulously spaced classrooms that can lock on demand and hide students in the corner, out of a killer’s sight. Click on the link for the full article
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    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

    Lake County Deputy Shot Unarmed Woman, Lied About It, Feds Say Deputy Robert Palmer, 58, is facing charges of unreasonable use of force and making false statements, says a news release by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the FBI's Jacksonville office. The indictment alleges Palmer shot and injured a woman while on duty October 11, 2016. The Sheriff's Office in a statement issued Wednesday said the shooting happened during a traffic stop. Federal prosecutors say that during the encounter, the woman's hands were visible and empty, though Palmer claimed that the woman's left hand was in her pocket, and when she pulled it out, he saw a dark object in it. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement originally investigated the shooting, sent a report to the State Attorney's Office, and a grand jury cleared Palmer, the Sheriff's Office said. But soon after, federal officials stepped in and began an investigation into possible civil rights violations. Palmer resigned today after learning of the indictment, the Sheriff's Office said. Click on the link for the full article
  11. This seems like satire, but this PC stuff has gone to far: San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.” The Board of Supervisors adopted the changes last month even as the city reels from one of the highest crime rates in the country and staggering inequality exemplified by pervasive homelessness alongside Silicon Valley wealth. The local officials say the new language will help change people’s views about those who commit crimes. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, from now on a convicted felon or an offender released from custody will be known as a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “justice-involved” person or just a “returning resident.” A juvenile “delinquent” will now be called a “young person with justice system involvement,” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.” And drug addicts or substance abusers, meanwhile, will become “a person with a history of substance use.” Click on the link for the full article