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Jesus Malverde

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Name: Jesus Malverde
Gender: Male
Hometown: SF
Current location: SF
Member since: Fri May 17, 2013, 11:44 PM
Number of posts: 5,784

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

San Francisco tour guide goes on crazy rant on her last day at work.



Can't believe she got support from the crowd.



update: http://sfist.com/2014/10/23/david_chiu_demands_apology_from_rac.php
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Oct 24, 2014, 12:11 AM (13 replies)

One in three adults listed in FBI’s ‘master criminal database’

Amid the outcry over mass incarceration in America, The Wall St. Journal Tuesday maps the school-to-prison pipeline — detailing alarming instances where routine kid stuff — fights, drinking, some pot — now includes a criminal record, thus beginning a lifetime of marginalization.

About 92,000 children in 2012 got misdemeanor weapons possession, disturbing the peace, theft or other charges for actions like participating in a water balloon fight, carrying a small pocket knife, getting in a hallway scuffle, wearing too much perfume, or swiping some chicken nuggets.

Police arrested 250 million people in the last 20 years. One in three Americans are now on the FBI’s master criminal database, WSJ reports.

“This arrest wave, in many ways, starts at school. Concern by parents and school officials over drug use and a spate of shootings prompted a rapid buildup of police officers on campus and led to school administrators referring minor infractions to local authorities.

Arrest records, even when charges are dropped, often trail youngsters into adulthood. Records, especially for teenagers tried as adults, have become more accessible on the Internet, but are often incomplete or inaccurate. Employers, banks, college admissions officers and landlords, among others, routinely check records online.”


http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/10/22/one-in-three-adults-listed-in-fbis-master-criminal-database/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Oct 22, 2014, 04:05 PM (34 replies)

She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.

She was a crusading Twitter journalist in a bastion of organized crime who chose a photograph of Catwoman as her online avatar and christened herself Felina. Like a comic-book avenger, her alter ego defied the forces of evil in her real-life Gotham of Reynosa, a border city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas located a short drive from McAllen, Texas. Tamaulipas is notorious as a state caught in the iron grip of organized crime. Extortion, kidnappings, shootouts, arson, bodies excavated from arid pits, all of this happens in Tamaulipas, practically on a daily basis, but hardly any of it gets reported because of a media blackout the cartels decreed four years ago that is as strictly enforced as martial law after a coup.

Two rival drug cartels in Tamaulipas, the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas, have final say over what gets printed or broadcast in the local media. By necessity the people of the state increasingly have turned to social media to share information about organized crime and its infiltration of the government. They are referred to as citizen journalists and have received international attention for their innovative use of sites like Facebook and Twitter to defy the imposition of the blackout.

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Felina nevertheless continued to post a high volume of news alerts to the site at the hashtag #ReynosaFollow. Until early in the morning of Thursday, Oct. 16, when this message from Felina @Miut3 was posted:

# reynosafollow FRIENDS AND FAMILY, MY REAL NAME IS MARÍA DEL ROSARIO FUENTES RUBIO. I AM A PHYSICIAN. TODAY MY LIFE HAS COME TO AN END.

The next message, sent moments later, is supposedly her warning friends and family not to make the same mistake she did, using social media to report on organized crime, because “there is no point.” The message after that is a warning to her followers and to three prominent citizen journalists that the cartels “are closer to us than you think.” The last message sent from Felina’s account is not written but rather consists of two photos: in the first, a middle-aged woman keeps her hands folded in front of her and looks directly at the camera; in the second the same woman is lying on a dirty floor with a coup de grace bullet wound in the face. The founder of Valor por Tamaulipas confirmed that the photos are of Felina. Twitter has since shut down her account.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/21/she-tweeted-against-the-mexican-cartels-they-tweeted-her-murder.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 02:00 PM (11 replies)

Pentagon preparing expeditionary medical support team to fight ebola in the homeland.

"In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services -- and as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States -- Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.

Gen. Jacoby is now working with the military services to source and to form this joint team. The team will consist of 20 critical care nurses, 5 doctors trained in infectious disease, and 5 trainers in infectious disease protocols.

Once formed, team members will be sent to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of specialized training in infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE). That training is expected to start within the next week or so and will be provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Upon conclusion of training, team members will remain in a "prepare to deploy" status for 30 days, available to be sent to other CONUS locations as required. They will not be sent to West Africa or elsewhere overseas and will be called upon domestically only if deemed prudent by our public health professionals.

Identifying, training, and preparing forces in advance of potential requests ensures that we can respond quickly and is analogous to how we prepare DoD personnel in advance of other potential civil support missions, such as hurricane relief and wildland firefighting.

Secretary Hagel is committed to ensuring DoD is prepared to provide appropriate capabilities, as required, to support our government's response to this deadly disease. He is extraordinarily proud of the skill and professionalism of our servicemen and women and of the unique capabilities they bring to bear in this important effort. As always, their safety and security will remain foremost on his mind."

http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=16986
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun Oct 19, 2014, 03:34 PM (4 replies)

Where are the peace protests over Syria bombing?

Maybe it’s war fatigue. Maybe climate change is consuming all the protest energy right now. Maybe momentum just needs to build.

But most likely, all of the above are the reasons antiwar protests didn’t erupt throughout the Bay Area, veteran activists say, after U.S. warplanes roared over the Syrian border Tuesday to bomb more than a dozen enclaves of Islamic radical jihadists into rubble.

Some activists even conceded that many people weren’t going into the streets because the militants being targeted deserved to be dealt with, if not killed.

By Tuesday afternoon, there were still no loud demonstrations to be found. Major military incursions in years past launched seas of banners down San Francisco’s Market Street, but this time? Nothing — at least right off the bat.

“People are war-weary and have already been very disappointed in President Obama for some time,” said David Hartsough, executive director of the Peaceworkers antiwar group in San Francisco. He said he and other longtime activists are outraged at the bombing and believe nonviolent solutions to jihadist terror would be more effective — but the groundswell to hit the streets just isn’t there.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Where-are-the-peace-protests-over-Syria-bombing-5775926.php
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Sep 24, 2014, 10:44 AM (25 replies)

What is the most common language spoken in each state, apart from English or Spanish?



http://mic.com/articles/89371/the-most-common-language-spoken-in-your-state-besides-english-and-spanish
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Sep 13, 2014, 01:07 PM (62 replies)

Former FBI Director Freeh in serious condition after a single car accident

Former FBI director Louis Freeh remained hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday, two days after he crashed his SUV in southern Vermont.

Freeh, 64, of Wilmington, Del., was admitted under armed guard to the intensive care unit of the Lebanon, N.H., hospital following the 12:15 p.m crash Monday on Vermont 12 in Barnard.

The bureau put the armed protection in place due to Freeh's past work on terrorism while serving as FBI director from 1993 to 2001, the authorities said.


In a stroke of luck

"An unidentified FBI agent, believed to be off-duty, happened to be among the first people at the crash scene, police said."


http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2014/08/27/freeh-condition-remains-unknown/14705415/

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:09 PM (0 replies)

George Galloway badly injured in street attack

Source: guardian UK

Man held after Respect MP suffers suspected broken jaw during attack in London apparently prompted by prior remarks on Israel

Respect MP George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after being attacked in the street.

Police have arrested a British man over the incident, which is believed to have been prompted by comments Galloway made about Israel.

The 59-year-old politician was posing for pictures in Notting Hill, London, on Friday evening when a man lashed out at him, his spokesman said. Galloway later went to Notting Hill police station to make a statement after the attacker was arrested.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/29/george-galloway-injured-london-street-attack?CMP=twt_gu
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 06:44 PM (44 replies)

RainDog

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025285596

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:47 PM (3 replies)

Airbus: Pilots don't really need windows



Future airliner flight decks may do away with windows and move out of the nose of the aircraft, according to Airbus.

The European airplane maker filed a patent application Dec. 23, published June 26, for a flight deck that relies mostly or entirely on electronic viewscreens.

The first advantage is aerodynamic, since flight deck windows require interrupting the ideal scalpel shape of the nose, Airbus wrote. Also, big windows and the reinforcement required for them add weight to the aircraft.

Putting the flight deck at the front of the cabin takes valuable space away from the cabin, "thereby limiting the financial profits for the airline company exploiting the aircraft," Airbus wrote.

Without the need for windows, the flight deck could move "to an unused zone of the aircraft, and in particular into a zone difficult to configure for receiving passengers or freight," Airbus wrote. One possibility is the base of the tail, where the flight deck could still have some windows. Another is in part of the cargo hold.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/boeing/article/Airbus-Pilots-don-t-really-need-windows-5596374.php#photo-6548293
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jul 8, 2014, 02:08 PM (27 replies)
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