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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: 6,894

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

Google's driverless car will need more testing, watchdog group warns

A consumer group wants the California Department of Motor Vehicles to slow Google’s rush to get driverless cars on the road.

Consumer Watchdog said the state’s regulations don’t allow enough time to test the self-driving cars before allowing them on California streets and highways.

“We urge the DMV to follow a sensible and deliberate approach that would require adequate testing and time to analyze the test results,” wrote John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director, in a letter to DMV Director Jean Shiomoto.

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-consumer-watchdog-warns-dmv-on-googles-driverless-car-20140610-story.html

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:08 AM (0 replies)

20 Students Taken To Hospital After First Grader Brings Heroin To Cobbs Creek School

Twenty first grade students were taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Tuesday after police say a six-year-old student brought eleven packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School at 59th and Race Streets.

Police say they were called to the scene after a first-grade teacher saw one of her pupils playing with the packets. Two of the packets had been opened, investigators say, and one had been chewed open.

Read More: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/06/10/drug-scare-at-a-west-phila-school-when-first-grader-brings-in-unknown-packets/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jun 11, 2014, 06:45 AM (2 replies)

Something like meat but not meat

Did you feel that? That visceral, whole-body shudder? That weird, painful spasm in the national colon?

Something rather dire has transpired, is why. Something creepy and banal, fatty and soaked in synthetic hormones, blasted with bleach, injected with filler, ground up with various leftover animal bits, grease, feces, oil fumes, a few million fingernails, lost and desiccated dreams. And I’m not talking about GOP pitbull Eric Cantor losing to a nutball tea party nobody who loves Ayn Rand and really hates immigrants.

It’s just capitalism at work. Again. It’s just one heavily toxic megacorp buying up another toxic megacorp and all of it making a perverse sort of sense, given how Tyson Foods is one of the largest (and scariest) industrial meat purveyors in the land, and its new, $8 billion acquisition, Hillshire Brands, makes some of the weirdest and most fat- and preservative-encrusted “handheld” (it’s a category) meat-like products in the universe (Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee, Ballpark Franks, et al) – the kinds of products that, shortly after you eat them, cause your vision to wobble, your heart to seize and random extremities to lose sensation for a few hours. You know, just for fun.

We’re used to it by now, are we not? Giant, blandly evil companies that have your best interests nowhere in sight coming together to make you even more sick and addicted to chemically blasted, malformed food products for the sake of massive profit, and to hell with your regulation and your concerns about animal treatment, national health, obesity rates, spiritual well being, the very definition of “meat”?

Of course we are. Thanks to “ag-gag” laws, the fawning adoration of a majority of the Supreme Court, the FDA/USDA’s lax rules on what constitutes safe and edible (not to mention “all-natural,” “organic,” and “food”) and the efforts of their own armies of lobbyists to crush any new oversight, these companies now have so much power to produce whatever they want, however they want, they merely chortle in your face – and the face of your sick, fat kids – as they flick away meager million-dollar fines, toxicity studies and even shocking new books that detail their vile practices.

Read More: http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2014/06/10/something-like-meat-but-not-meat/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:16 AM (6 replies)

Hillary Clinton Interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jun 10, 2014, 08:29 PM (0 replies)

British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56 (The Young Ones)



Tributes are flowing in for much-loved British actor and comedian Rik Mayall, who died in London Monday at age 56.

Mayall, one of the leading lights of Britain's alternative comedy scene in the 1980s, is best known for starring roles in hit TV series "Blackadder," "The Young Ones," "The New Statesman" and "Bottom."

His agent, Kate Benson, of Brunskill Management, told CNN Mayall died suddenly Monday; she did not know the cause of his death.
Mayall first found widespread fame in student sitcom "The Young Ones," which ran for two years on the BBC, and was later shown on MTV in the United States.

The series, which he co-wrote, focused on the lives of four roommates at "Scumbag College." Mayall played politics-obsessed poet Rick alongside his long-term comedy partner Ade Edmondson as violent punk Vyvyan.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/09/showbiz/obit-rik-mayall/

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27770266
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jun 10, 2014, 06:56 AM (13 replies)

War Gear Flows to Police Departments


Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small.

The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice.

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

The equipment has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units. Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.”

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/us/war-gear-flows-to-police-departments.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jun 10, 2014, 06:43 AM (1 replies)

Noam Chomsky: A Surveillance State Beyond Imagination Is Being Created in One of the World's Freest Countries

In the past several months, we have been provided with instructive lessons on the nature of state power and the forces that drive state policy. And on a closely related matter: the subtle, differentiated concept of transparency.

The source of the instruction, of course, is the trove of documents about the National Security Agency surveillance system released by the courageous fighter for freedom Edward J. Snowden, expertly summarized and analyzed by his collaborator Glenn Greenwald in his new book, " No Place to Hide."

The documents unveil a remarkable project to expose to state scrutiny vital information about every person who falls within the grasp of the colossus - in principle, every person linked to the modern electronic society.

Nothing so ambitious was imagined by the dystopian prophets of grim totalitarian worlds ahead.

Read More: http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-surveillance-state-beyond-imagination-being-created-one-freest
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:35 PM (34 replies)

Hillary Clinton: I wanted to arm Syrian rebels, but Obama refused

Hillary Clinton's soon to be released memoir reveals that the former U.S. secretary of state wanted the United States to arm the Syrian rebels against Syrian President Bashar Assad, but that she was shot down by U.S. President Barack Obama.

"I returned to Washington reasonably confident that if we decided to begin arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, we could put in place effective coordination with our regional partners," Clinton wrote in her memoir, a copy of which was obtained by CBS.

However, Obama was of a different mind. "The President's inclination was to stay the present course and not take the significant further step of arming rebels. No one likes to lose a debate, including me. But this was the President's call and I respected his deliberations and decision," CBS cites Clinton as writing.

Syria's three-year conflict has claimed the lives of over 160,000 people, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported in March, a harrowing figure that reflects the relentless bloodletting in a civil war that appears no closer to being resolved.

Read More: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.597362
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:10 PM (21 replies)

Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade.

The officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones.

"We don't tolerate bias and bigotry in the department, and assignments are assignments ... To allow personal opinion to enter into whether an officer will take a post is not something that can be tolerated in a police department," Jones told KSL.

She declined comment on the officer's reason for refusing the assignment.

Read More: http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Cop-refuses-to-work-at-gay-pride-parade-in-Utah-5536352.php
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:08 PM (5 replies)

Obama advisor Susan Rice hints at ‘lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy advisor Susan Rice on Friday said Washington was providing “lethal and non-lethal” support to select members of the Syrian opposition, offering more detail than usual on US assistance.

Top Obama administration officials typically decline to say exactly what equipment, arms or ammunition the United States is providing to moderate Syrian opposition forces.

But President Barack Obama said in a major foreign policy speech last week that the United States would “ramp up” support for rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.


National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in an interview with CNN while she was traveling with Obama to D-Day 70th anniversary celebrations in Normandy that she was heartbroken about the carnage in Syria’s civil war.

“That’s why the United States has ramped up its support for the moderate vetted opposition, providing lethal and non-lethal support where we can to support both the civilian opposition and the military opposition.”

Read More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/06/obama-advisor-susan-rice-hints-at-lethal-aid-to-syrian-rebel/

Weapons for terrorists, what could go wrong...
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat Jun 7, 2014, 12:31 AM (13 replies)
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