Cast-Out Cops Are Often Hired in Other Cities

Cast-Out Cops Are Often Hired in Other Cities:

As a police officer in a small Oregon town in 2004, Sean Sullivan was caught kissing a 10-year-old girl on the mouth.

Mr. Sullivan’s sentence barred him from taking another job as a police officer.

But three months later, in August 2005, Mr. Sullivan was hired, after a cursory check, not just as a police officer on another force but as the police chief. As the head of the department in Cedar Vale, Kan., according to court records and law enforcement officials, he was again investigated for a suspected sexual relationship with a girl and eventually convicted on charges…

Mr. Sullivan, 44, is now in prison in Washington State on other charges… It is unclear how far-reaching such problems may be, but some experts say thousands of law enforcement officers may have drifted from police department to police department even after having been fired, forced to resign or convicted of a crime.

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Fukushima Backlash Hits Japan Prime Minister

Fukushima Backlash Hits Japan Prime Minister:

As a result of total 100% meltdown, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) cannot locate or remove the radioactive molten core or corium from the reactors. Nobody knows where it is. It is missing. If it is missing from within the reactor structures, has it burrowed into the ground? There are no ready answers….

Corium is highly radioactive material, begging the question: If it has burrowed thru the containment vessel, does it spread underground, contaminating farmland and water resources and if so, how far away? Nobody knows?

According to TEPCO, removing the melted cores from reactors 1, 2 and 3 will take upwards of 20 years, or more, again who knows.

But still, Japan will hold Olympic events in Fukushima in 2020 whilst out-of-control radioactive masses of goo are nowhere to be found.

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Ford backs massive bike-share expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area

Ford invested in transportation systems in the San Francisco Bay Area, including bike sharing. At a press conference in San Francisco today, Ford Motor Co. president and CEO Mark Fields announced that the company had both acquired a rideshare startup called Chariot and made a significant investment in expanding the region’s bike-share program. Ford’s sponsorship will see the Bay Area’s supply of shareable bikes expand from 700 to 7,000 by 2018, with 1,350 bikes going… Read More technology news

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9/11 Suspects: Christine Todd Whitman If the brave men and…

9/11 Suspects: Christine Todd Whitman

If the brave men and women who had rushed to the World Trade Center in the chaotic days after 9/11 to help with the search and rescue had done so knowing the risks they were facing, that would be one thing. But of course they did not. They had been given false assurances by Christine Todd Whitman, the EPA administrator who assured the public just days into the clean up that the air was safe to breathe.

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Say the Words, Nick. SAY THE WORDS!!

Say the Words, Nick. SAY THE WORDS!!:

Of course just about the whole structure of the capitalist system as it’s existed for the past five hundred years – not to mention the monopoly capitalist system we’ve had for the past 150 or so – has “everything to do with politics and nothing to do with laissez-faire economics.”

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Why are There Not Taco Trucks on Every Corner?

Why are There Not Taco Trucks on Every Corner?:

When Marco Gutierrez, a founder and spokesman for the little-known and sparsely populated advocacy group “Latinos for Trump” recently tried to warn America of the grave dangers of open borders and free migration with the image of “taco trucks on every corner,” most views, Latino and Anglo alike, seem to have experienced a vision of a possible new utopia….

What people do not know is how hard government has worked for years to prevent this from happening. The War on Street Food been going on for more than 100 years.

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Obama Extends “State of Emergency” That Was Enacted After 9/11 Attacks

Obama Extends “State of Emergency” That Was Enacted After 9/11 Attacks:

Given that the emergency is defined vaguely as constituting something like “terrorists might attack the country,” it seems like we should consider dropping the charade of annual renewals and just admit that “emergency” 9/11 powers are now a permanent part of the landscape.

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DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells

DOE is plugging into alternative fuels The US Department of Energy has awarded $8 million in Small Business Vouchers to 43 businesses, including ten projects aimed at making hydrogen fuel cells cheaper and more efficient, and six projects that will improve vehicle fuel efficiency, including better batteries.
In addition to funding from the DOE, participants in this second round of the SBV project will be working with 12 of the… Read More technology news

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US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’

US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’:

Although the U.S. government would not dare to formally renounce the Geneva Conventions, the normalization of deviance has effectively replaced them with elastic standards of behavior and accountability whose main purpose is to shield senior U.S. military officers and civilian officials from accountability for war crimes.

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Mayor of Nice Says He’ll Sue People Who Share Photos of French Cops Forcing Women to Remove Clothes

Mayor of Nice Says He’ll Sue People Who Share Photos of French Cops Forcing Women to Remove Clothes:

Over the last few weeks there’s been plenty of controversy over plans on the Côte d’Azur in the south of France to ban burkinis – a kind of full body bathing suit favored by some Muslim women….

Either way, the story blew up again… as the Daily Mail reported on actual instances of women on a beach in Nice being forced to remove clothing and pay fines. While the Daily Mail is not particularly trustworthy on news, a number of other publications have now confirmed the story as well, and pictures are floating around on social media of police forcing women to remove clothing, including one where it’s pretty clearly not a burkini at all, but just a large shirt…

This seems pretty ridiculous on all sorts of levels, but never think things are so ridiculous that some politicians can’t make them worse.

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