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Name: Maria Hond
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Hometown: Chicago
Home country: USA
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Member since: Fri Dec 11, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Sometimes i think everyone is against Bernie

Why is the system out to get Bernie? he who would singlehandedly fix capitalism, ensure that guns hurt no one, and let his democratic self out in full glory.

even google developers are probably writing code to skew election results and polls. I think when a poll result is displayed, Bernie and Hillary results are swapped so Bernie always seems to be behind.

while I'm at it. I don't understand why Hillary should win the nomination just because she has more declared delegates and superdelegates. when does having more votes give her the right to take the nomination? Especially if, by the current changing in support, if the nomination was delayed for another year, Bernie would win. Why is Hillary so corrupt that she has worked the system so that the nominee has to be selected this year.

Hillary has all the power to corrupt the system by having votes counted, nominations this year, and 35 years as a lawyer, first lady, best selling author, senator, secretary of state. what does she know. And given the chance, couldn't all of us do what she's done? Bernie could. And Hillary didn't let him do any of those things. I would vote for Bernie but Hillary won't let me.

sometime i think everyone is against bernie, except the many good people

why is the system out to get Bernie? he who would singlehandedly fix capitalism, ensure that guns hurt no one, and let his democratic self out in full glory.

even google developers are probably writing code to skew election results and polls. I think when a poll result is displayed, Bernie and Hillary results are swapped so Bernie always seems to be behind.

while I'm at it. I don't understand why Hillary should win the nomination just because she has more declared delegates and superdelegates. when does having more votes give her the right to take the nomination? Especially if, by the current changing in support, if the nomination was delayed for another year, Bernie would win. Why is Hillary so corrupt that she has worked the system so that the nominee has to be selected this year.

Hillary has all the power to corrupt the system by having votes counted, nominations this year, and 35 years as a lawyer, first lady, best selling author, senator, secretary of state. what does she know. And given the chance, couldn't all of us do what she's done? Bernie could. And Hillary didn't let him do any of those things. I would vote for Bernie but Hillary won't let me.

John Ridsdel, Canadian Killed In Philippines, Remembered As 'Gracious Person'

Source: Huffington Post

CALGARY — John Ridsdel, a Canadian killed by hostage-takers in the Philippines, was remembered Monday as a brilliant, compassionate man with a talent for friendship.

"He could bridge many communities, many people, many situations and circumstances and environments in a very gentle way," said Gerald Thurston, a lifelong friend of the former mining executive and journalist who grew up with him in Yorkton, Sask.

Ridsdel was one of four tourists — including Canadian Robert Hall, a Norwegian man and a Filipino woman — who were kidnapped last September from a marina resort on southern Samal Island by Abu Sayyaf militants.




The Islamic militants had threatened to kill one of the male hostages if a large ransom was not paid by 3 p.m. Monday local time — 3 a.m. ET. Police said Monday that the head of a Caucasian male was recovered in the southern Philippines and Canadian government officials confirmed the victim was Ridsdel, 68.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/25/john-ridsdel-remembered_n_9774178.html

Bangladesh professor hacked to death by alleged ISIS militants

Source: Times of india

HAKA: An English professor on way to his university in northwestern Bangladesh was today hacked to death by ISIS militants near his home, the latest in a series of brutal attacks on bloggers, intellectuals and activists by the dreaded group in the Muslim-majority country.

Rajshahi University professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, was attacked by motorbike-borne assailants within 50 metres of his residence in Rajshahi city as the militants slit his throat using sharp weapons and left him to die, police said.

"The miscreants attacked him from behind with machetes as he walked to the university campus from his home around 7.30am," local police station in-charge Shahdat Hossain told PTI over phone.


Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Bangladesh-professor-hacked-to-death-by-ISIS-militants/articleshow/51956557.cms

Hindu girl abducted in Pakistan, police inaction alleged

Source: Times of India

Pakistan's ruling party PML(N)'s prominent minority Hindu community Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has alleged police inaction in the abduction of a 14-year-old Hindu girl in the Sindh province.

While talking to TOI over phone from Karachi, Vankwani, who is also founder of Pakistan Hindu Council, informed that on April 10th , a 14 years old Hindu girl Leela Bai was abducted from Sanghar district of Sindh. However police was taking no action either to trace her or nab the abductors despite an FIR at Mangli police station .

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Hindu-girl-abducted-in-Pakistan-police-inaction-alleged/articleshow/51896958.cms

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

Source: Times of India

KABUL: At least 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a densely crowded neighbourhood, which sent clouds of acrid smoke billowing into the sky and rattled windows several kilometres away.

The brazen assault near the defence ministry marks the first major Taliban attack in the Afghan capital since the insurgents announced the start of this year's fighting season.


Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/30-dead-hundreds-wounded-as-Taliban-attack-rattles-Kabul/articleshow/51895729.cms

Islamist separatists set date to behead Canadians in Philippines

Source: The Toronto Star

By: Mitch Potter Foreign Affairs Writer, Published on Fri Apr 15 2016

A dire video clip emerged Friday showing two Canadian hostages in a “final urgent appeal” for Ottawa to save them from imminent beheading by their Abu Sayyaf captors.

Calgarian expat John Ridsdel and his fellow Canadian abductee Robert Hall both speak directly to the camera with a knife to their throat, in a message clearly intended for the Canadian government — pay the ransom within the next 10 days or we will die.

“We’re told this is the absolute final warning, the final urgent appeal to governments — Philippine, Canadian — and families,” Ridsdel said. “If 300 million (Philippine pesos, or $8.3 million Canadian) is not paid for me by 3 p.m. on April 25th, they will behead me.”


Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/04/15/islamist-separatists-set-date-to-behead-canadians-in-philippines.html

60-Year-Old Christian Woman Publicly Caned In Indonesia For Breaking Sharia Law

Source: Huffington Post

A 60-year-old Christian woman was caned yesterday (April 12) in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh province—for breaking rules aimed at Muslims. It was the first time somebody from outside the Islamic faith was caned under the province’s harsh sharia regulations.

In the same nation where beachgoers in Bali throw back beers and frolic in bikinis, the woman was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane before a crowd of hundreds, for the crime of selling alcohol. The canings are performed in public with shaming in mind. While many onlookers find the punishments hard to watch, some shout insults at the victims and hold up their cameraphones to record and share the macabre spectacle.

Until recently, sharia regulations applied only to the province’s Muslim population. But under bylaws that went into effect late last year, now members of other religions can also be punished under the rules—although until yesterday it wasn’t clear just how far that would go.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/christian-woman-caned-in-indonesia_us_570ea448e4b0ffa5937e0482

Obama: Clinton’s Email Server Did Not Jeopardize National Security

Source: Huffinton Post

U.S. President Barack Obama said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton never jeopardized national security in the handling of her emails as his secretary of state.

Obama, in an interview broadcast on Fox News Sunday, said Clinton has recognized a carelessness on the email issue in which she used a private server for government business.

“But I also think it is important to keep this in perspective,” Obama said. “This is somebody who has served her country for four years as secretary of state, and did an outstanding job.”

Clinton, secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, has said her email arrangement broke no rules and that she will be vindicated in investigations of whether any laws were broken.

The government forbids sending or storing classified information outside secure, government-controlled channels.

The FBI has taken the server and is investigating the case with U.S. Justice Department attorneys. At least two Republican-led congressional committees are also investigating.

The Democratic president was asked if the Justice Department investigation would treat the Clinton case impartially.

“I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case,” said Obama, who leaves office next year.

“Guaranteed. Full stop. Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department. Because nobody is above the law,” he said.

The State Department said this month it has suspended plans for an internal review of whether classified information was properly handled in Clinton’s emails at the request of the FBI. The department, complying with a judge’s order, has released more than 52,000 emails from Clinton’s private server.

Republican rivals in the battle for the Nov. 8 presidential election have cited the email controversy in saying Clinton is unfit for the presidency


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-clintons-email-server-did-not-jeopardize-national-security_us_570a59f9e4b0836057a17b40

Secular Bangladeshi writer murdered in the street

Source: CNN


Machete-wielding attackers struck in the capital of Bangladesh Wednesday night, killing 26-year-old secular writer Nazimuddin Samad.

Samad, described by Bangladesh police as a masters student at Jagannath University, is the sixth secularist writer or publisher to have been murdered in Dhaka in the last 16 months. Police called the murder a pre-planned attack.

"He was on his way back home from his evening classes when he was circled by a group of three to four people," Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Nurul Amin of the Dhaka Police, told CNN.

"First the attackers hacked Samad with machetes, then shot him."

Police say the attackers then fled the scene on motorcycle. No arrests have yet been made.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/07/asia/secular-bangladeshi-writer-murdered/index.html
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