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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: 9,928

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.

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Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.

The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report.

The rate fell 2 percentage points from 2014, when about 17 percent of adults in a large national survey said they had recently smoked.

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The increased marketing of electronic cigarettes and their growing popularity has also likely played a role. But it is not yet clear whether this will help further propel the decline in smoking, or contribute to an increase in smoking in years to come.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/Officials-report-biggest-fall-in-adult-smoking-in-7940899.php
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue May 24, 2016, 01:14 AM (12 replies)

Syrian rebel whose group is linked to al Qaida visited U.S.

Source: McClatchy

A senior figure from a Syrian rebel group with links to al Qaida was allowed into the United States for a brief visit, raising questions about how much the Obama administration will compromise in the search for partners in the conflict.

Labib al Nahhas, foreign affairs director for the Islamist fighting group Ahrar al Sham, spent a few days in Washington in December, according to four people with direct knowledge of the trip and who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of U.S. relations with Syrian rebels.

His previously undisclosed visit is a delicate matter for both sides – the conservative Salafist insurgents risk their credibility with even perceived ties to the United States, and the U.S. government risks looking soft on screenings by allowing entry to a member of an Islamist paramilitary force.

National security analysts say U.S. authorities likely knew of Nahhas’ arrival – intelligence agencies for years have watched his group’s interactions with al Qaida’s Syrian branch, the Nusra Front.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article78962527.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun May 22, 2016, 01:31 AM (12 replies)

If president, Sanders would fire DNC chairwoman

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sat May 21, 2016, 05:20 PM (25 replies)

Clinton: 'There is no way I won't be' nominee

Source: The Hill

Hillary Clinton thinks the race for the Democratic nomination is all but over, telling CNN Thursday there's "no way" she won't be the party's presidential nominee.

"I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done in effect. There is no way I won't be," the former first lady told CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Clinton called her delegate lead over rival Bernie Sanders "insurmountable" and said she expects him to unite behind her and rally his supporters to take on Donald Trump once she clinches the nomination.

"When I came out and withdrew and endorsed Sen. Obama, about 40 percent of my supporters said they would never support him, so I worked really hard to make the case, as I'm sure Sen. Sanders will," Clinton said. "Whatever differences we may have, they pale in comparison to the presumptive nominee of the Republican party."


Read more: http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/280565-clinton-there-is-no-way-i-wont-be-the-nominee
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu May 19, 2016, 03:17 PM (304 replies)

Seniors are filling their prescriptions -- at a pot shop - gd xpost

The 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country. Between 2013 and 2014, the number increased from 2.8 million to 4.3 million.

In California, where medical marijuana is legal, seniors are learning how to fill their prescriptions -- at a pot shop. They want to know the highs and the lows of marijuana use for the aches and pains of growing old, reports CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen.

Eva Aguillara, 80, uses it to help with mobility.

"Every medication has a risk. I've made my choice," she said.

Seniors account for only 14 percent of the nation's population, but they use more than 30 percent of all prescription drugs including some highly-addictive painkillers. So pot is fast becoming a pill alternative. Marijuana use is up 53 percent with the 55-and-over crowd.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/seniors-marijuana-use-fastest-growing-pot-users-prescriptions/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu May 19, 2016, 02:05 PM (4 replies)

Seniors are filling their prescriptions -- at a pot shop

The 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country. Between 2013 and 2014, the number increased from 2.8 million to 4.3 million.

In California, where medical marijuana is legal, seniors are learning how to fill their prescriptions -- at a pot shop. They want to know the highs and the lows of marijuana use for the aches and pains of growing old, reports CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen.

Eva Aguillara, 80, uses it to help with mobility.

"Every medication has a risk. I've made my choice," she said.

Seniors account for only 14 percent of the nation's population, but they use more than 30 percent of all prescription drugs including some highly-addictive painkillers. So pot is fast becoming a pill alternative. Marijuana use is up 53 percent with the 55-and-over crowd.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/seniors-marijuana-use-fastest-growing-pot-users-prescriptions/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu May 19, 2016, 02:04 PM (2 replies)

Swallowing human faeces will cure disease, NHS say

Source: Telegraph UK

Swallowing human faeces will cure disease, the NHS has announces as it opens it first ever frozen faecal bank.

Frozen samples are being shipped around the country from a laboratory outside Portsmouth to relieve thousands sufferers of a previously incurable gut problem.

Every year in England more than 13,000 people suffer from Clostridium difficile, and one in five do not respond to conventional treatment.

The condition, which appears to be a side effect of antibiotics, causes people to lose control of their bowels.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/19/swallowing-human-faeces-will-cure-disease-nhs-say/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu May 19, 2016, 01:50 PM (60 replies)

CIA DOCUMENT #1035-960 RE: Countering Criticism of the 9/11 Report - Updated

1. Our Concern. since 9/11, there has been speculation about the responsibility for this attack. Although this was stemmed for a time by the 9/11 Commission report, (which appeared at the end of July 2004), various writers have now had time to scan the Commission's published report and documents for new pretexts for questioning, and there has been a new wave of books and articles criticizing the Commission's findings. In most cases the critics have speculated as to the existence of some kind of conspiracy, and often they have implied that the Commission itself was involved. Presumably as a result of the increasing challenge to the 9/11 Commision’s report, 41 percent of New York state citizens believe individuals within the U.S. government "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act.", while more than half of those polled thought that the Commission had left some questions unresolved. Doubtless polls abroad would show similar, or possibly more adverse results.

2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government, including our organization. The members of the September 11th Commission were naturally chosen for their integrity, experience and prominence. They represented both major parties, and they and their staff were deliberately drawn from all sections of the country. Just because of the standing of the Commissioners, efforts to impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of American society. Moreover, there seems to be an increasing tendency to hint that President Bush himself, as the one person who might be said to have benefited, was in some way responsible for the attack.

Innuendo of such seriousness affects not only the individual concerned, but also the whole reputation of the American government. Our organization itself is directly involved: among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation. Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for example by falsely alleging that Osama Bin Laden worked for us. The aim of this dispatch is to provide material countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims in other countries. Background information is supplied in a classified section and in a number of unclassified attachments.

3. Action. We do not recommend that discussion of the attack question be initiated where it is not already taking place. Where discussion is active, CIA assets are requested:


a. To discuss the publicity problem with and friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors), pointing out that the 9/11 Commission made as thorough an investigation as humanly possible, that the charges of the critics are without serious foundation, and that further speculative discussion only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point out also that parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by Putin propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.

b. To employ propaganda assets to and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose. The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passing to assets. Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (I) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories. In the course of discussions of the whole phenomenon of criticism, a useful strategy may be to single out the no planes involved in the attack theory, using the attached link and Zeitgeist: The Movie piece for background.

4. In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:


a. No significant new evidence has emerged which the Commission did not consider. The attack is sometimes compared with the Dreyfus case; however, unlike that case, the attack on the 9/11 Commission have produced no new evidence, no new culprits have been convincingly identified, and there is no agreement among the critics. (A better parallel, though an imperfect one, might be with the Reichstag fire of 1933, which some competent historians (Fritz Tobias, AJ.P. Taylor, D.C. Watt) now believe was set by Vander Lubbe on his own initiative, without acting for either Nazis or Communists; the Nazis tried to pin the blame on the Communists, but the latter have been more successful in convincing the world that the Nazis were to blame.)

b. Critics usually overvalue particular items and ignore others. They tend to place more emphasis on the recollections of individual witnesses (which are less reliable and more divergent--and hence offer more hand-holds for criticism) and less on CSI, autopsy, and photographic evidence. A close examination of the Commission's records will usually show that the conflicting eyewitness accounts are quoted out of context, or were discarded by the Commission for good and sufficient reason.

c. Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States, esp. since informants could expect to receive large royalties, etc. Note that George H. W. Bush former CIA director at the time and President George Bush’s father, would be the last man to overlook or conceal any conspiracy. And as one reviewer pointed out, Sen. John Kerry would hardly have held his tongue for the sake of the Republican administration, and Senator Leiberman would have had every political interest in exposing any misdeeds on the part of Thomas Howard "Tom" Kean, Sr. A conspirator moreover would hardly choose a location for an attack where so much depended on conditions beyond their control: the route, the speed of the planes, the protected targets, the risk that the attack would be discovered. A group of wealthy conspirators could have arranged much more secure conditions.

d. Critics have often been enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love with it; they also scoff at the Commission because it did not always answer every question with a flat decision one way or the other. Actually, the make-up of the Commission and its staff was an excellent safeguard against over-commitment to any one theory, or against the illicit transformation of probabilities into certainties.

e. Osama Bin Laden would not have been any sensible person's choice for a co-conspirator. He was a "fanatic," mixed up, of questionable reliability and an unknown quantity to any professional intelligence service.

f. As to charges that the Commission's report was a rush job, it emerged three months after the deadline originally set. But to the degree that the Commission tried to speed up its reporting, this was largely due to the pressure of irresponsible speculation already appearing, in some cases coming from the same critics who, refusing to admit their errors, are now putting out new criticisms.

g. Such vague accusations as that "more than ten people have died mysteriously" can always be explained in some natural way e.g.: the individuals concerned have for the most part died of natural causes; the Commission staff questioned hundreds of witnesses (the FBI interviewed far more people, conducting thousands of interviews and re interviews), and in such a large group, a certain number of deaths are to be expected.

5. Where possible, counter speculation by encouraging reference to the 9/11 Commission’s Report itself. Open-minded foreign readers should still be impressed by the care, thoroughness, objectivity and speed with which the Commission worked. Reviewers of other books might be encouraged to add to their account the idea that, checking back with the report itself, they found it far superior to the work of its critics.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=CIA+Document+%231035-960
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon May 16, 2016, 05:08 PM (0 replies)

Man Receives First Penis Transplant in the United States

Source: NY Times

A man whose penis was removed because of cancer has received the first penis transplant in the United States, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Thomas Manning, 64, a bank courier from Halifax, Mass., underwent the 15-hour transplant operation on May 8 and 9. The organ came from a deceased donor.

“I want to go back to being who I was,” Mr. Manning said on Friday in an interview in his hospital room. Sitting up in a chair, happy to be out of bed for the first time since the operation, he said he felt well and had experienced hardly any pain.

“We’re cautiously optimistic,” said Dr. Curtis L. Cetrulo, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a leader of the surgical team. “It’s uncharted waters for us.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/health/thomas-manning-first-penis-transplant-in-us.html?_r=0



Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon May 16, 2016, 03:58 PM (12 replies)

Saudi Arabia Regrets Civilian Casualties During Operations In Yemen

To explore Saudi Arabia's role in Yemen's civil war, Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gen. Ahmad Asiri Asiri, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition that is backing Yemen's president.

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/16/478188314/saudi-arabia-regrets-civilian-casualties-during-operations-in-yemen-
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon May 16, 2016, 02:14 PM (1 replies)
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