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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: 5,752

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

South Korea ferry disaster: All navigation crew 'held'

Source: BBC

All 15 crew members involved in the navigation of the ill-fated South Korean passenger ferry Sewol are now reportedly in custody, facing criminal negligence charges.

The prosecution requested arrest warrants for four additional crew members. Eleven others, including the captain, had been detained earlier.

The ferry with 476 people on board sank off South Korea on 16 April.

Divers have recovered 183 bodies, but scores are missing presumed drowned.


On Friday, divers found 48 bodies of students wearing lifejackets in a single room on the vessel meant to accommodate just over 30 people.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27169401
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Apr 26, 2014, 10:59 AM (2 replies)

When dad found out...

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Apr 26, 2014, 07:50 AM (8 replies)

President Obama is a monster.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Apr 26, 2014, 07:39 AM (33 replies)

Small boy mistakes Jersey City sand mandala for playground, destroys hours of work

Jersey City received a lesson on the impermanence of life a bit earlier than planned today, when a toddler mistook a Buddhist sand mandala for a playground this morning, smudging the center and sides and almost destroying days of painstaking work.

Three Tibetan monks have been hard at work since Monday morning on the mandala, which are created and then destroyed in a ceremony to symbolize the fleeting nature of life. That ceremony, a 2,500-year Tibetan tradition, was scheduled for later today.

The mandala, made from millions of grains of sand in various hues, was about one hour from completion.

Councilman at large Daniel Rivera was inside the rotunda when it happened, along with dozens of individuals who came to 280 Grove St. for a naturalization ceremony this morning.

Rivera said the levity in the rotunda ended as soon as the boy jumped onto the mandala.

"Everybody's heart stopped," he said.

Read More: http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/04/small_boy_mistakes_jersey_city_sand_mandala_for_playground_destroys_hours_of_work.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 09:47 PM (85 replies)

Conn. police: Man held sister captive for years

A Seymour man was arrested Thursday evening after an investigation revealed he had locked his 56-year-old sister in her bedroom in the home they shared and held her captive over a period of several years.

Seymour Police Officers arrested 58-year-old Arthur Gauvin of 10 Eleanor Road, Seymour. Gauvin was charged with first-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree reckless endangerment, and cruelty to persons. Gauvin was released after he posted a $20,000 bond.

However, after being released from custody Gauvin made a threatening comment to a family member in front of officers. Gauvin was immediately placed under arrest a second time and was charged with Tampering with a Witness. Gauvin was held on a $25,000 bond which he could not post and was arraigned this morning at the Derby Superior Court on all the charges listed above.

The incident unfolded shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday when Seymour Police received an anonymous call from someone stating they were concerned for the welfare of the allegedly captive woman. Officers responded and were let inside the residence by family members and spoke to Gauvin. While speaking to Gauvin, officers immediately detected a foul odor inside of the residence. They were led to a bedroom in the house where the female victim was located. Officers found the female victim to be covered in filth with urine and human feces covering her entire body. The victim was disheveled and it was immediately apparent she had not been bathed in a long period of time. She was frail, extremely thin and appeared to be malnourished. Officers found a locking clasp on the outside of the bedroom door that prevented the female from exiting her bedroom.

Read More: http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/04/25/conn-police-man-held-sister-captive-for-years/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 09:44 PM (2 replies)

Oil Futures Sag on Record Supplies

Source: Wall Street Journal

Oil futures slumped this past week as domestic stockpiles hit record levels, while concerns about supply disruptions kept global prices nearly flat.

Light, sweet crude for June delivery settled down $1.34, or 1.3%, on Friday at $100.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement price since April 7. For the week, prices dropped 2.7%.

Crude-oil supplies have risen in 13 of the past 14 weeks and stand at 397.7 million barrels, the highest recorded level since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began tracking weekly data in 1982. According to monthly data going back to 1920, supplies are at their highest since 1931.

"The inventories have really been key this week," said Oliver Sloup, director of managed futures at futures brokerage iiTrader in Chicago. "Right now, it almost seems like the U.S. is choking on crude oil."

U.S. oil production has boomed in recent years, as new technologies have enabled energy producers to access supplies trapped in shale-oil fields.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579523023571849920?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304518704579523023571849920.html

Retail prices don't seem to reflect this glut.

supplies are at their highest since 1931.
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 09:40 PM (15 replies)

Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower arraigned

Source: Associated Press

A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas remains in federal custody after pleading not guilty to two criminal charges.

Alison Ernst, 36, entered the pleas to misdemeanor counts of trespassing and violence against a person during her arraignment late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach then granted the government's request to keep Ernst in federal custody, saying she was a flight risk and danger to the community. She is being held at a jail operated by a federal contractor in Pahrump, 63 miles west of Las Vegas.

Ferenbach raised concerns about Ernst's residency status and mental health condition, Natalie Collins, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Nevada, told The Associated Press.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SHOE_THROWER_HILLARY_CLINTON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-25-18-19-06
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 09:15 PM (24 replies)

Ukraine crisis escalates as pro-Russians detain mediators

Source: Irish Times

The United States said today it was prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, where armed pro-Moscow separatists seized a bus carrying international mediators, escalating the two-month-old crisis.

The separatist self-declared mayor of Slaviansk told Reuters the mediators were being held because they were believed to have a spy amongst them from the pro-Western government in Kiev.

“People who come here as observers bringing with them a real spy: it‘s not appropriate,” Vyacheslav Ponomaryov said in front of the seized security service building where, according to the Ukrainian government, the observers were being detained.

Moscow denies allegations it is directing the separatists, who have taken control of large parts of eastern Ukraine over the past three weeks.

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-escalates-as-pro-russians-detain-mediators-1.1773850
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 09:08 PM (15 replies)

Boy and girl on Korean ferry drowned with life jackets tied together

A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart.

The diver had to separate the two because he could not carry two corpses up to the surface at the same time.

"I started to cry thinking that they didn't want to leave each other," he told the Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper on the island of Jindo on Thursday, near where the overloaded ferry went down last week.

The parents of the boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry was sinking believe his body has also been found, the coastguard said.

The parents had seen his body and clothes and concluded he was their son, but he has not been formally identified.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/body-korean-boy-raised-alarm-sinking-ferry-believed-005159063--finance.html

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 12:36 PM (7 replies)

Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast

President Obama encountered setbacks to two of his most cherished foreign-policy projects on Thursday, as he failed to achieve a trade deal that undergirds his strategic pivot to Asia and the Middle East peace process suffered a potentially irreparable breakdown.

Mr. Obama had hoped to use his visit here to announce an agreement under which Japan would open its markets in rice, beef, poultry and pork, a critical step toward the trade pact. But Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not able to overcome entrenched resistance from Japan’s farmers in time for the president’s visit.

In Jerusalem, Israel’s announcement that it was suspending stalemated peace negotiations with the Palestinians, after a reconciliation between the Palestine Liberation Organization and the militant group Hamas, posed yet another obstacle to restarting a troubled peace process in which Secretary of State John Kerry has been greatly invested.

The setbacks, though worlds apart in geography and history, speak to the common challenge Mr. Obama has had in translating his ideas and ambitions into enduring policies. He has watched outside forces unravel his best-laid plans, from resetting relations with Russia to managing the epochal political change in the Arab world. On Thursday, as Russia staged military exercises on the border with Ukraine, Mr. Kerry denounced broken promises from the Kremlin but took no specific action.

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/obama-asia.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 02:42 AM (42 replies)
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