Another one of Londonistan’s finest.
Another one of Londonistan’s finest.
MCALLEN, Texas — A developing federal investigation has brought up allegations that a Hidalgo County Commissioner paid for votes with bags of cocaine while other politicians paid for votes also with cash, cigarettes, marijuana and beer.
Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas from the arrest of two women accused of buying votes show that during the democratic primaries in 2012, a campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner who said that during the campaign, he bought $50 worth of cocaine, commonly known as an 8-ball and split it up in order to give it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters.
Earlier this week Belinda Solis and Veronica Salazar went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby who formally charged them with vote buying and set their bond at $10,000.
The two women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County.
I’m guessing next week he’ll be talking about change again.
We gotta grow our own food?
Via Detroit FREEP
What had been open, grassy area in a Dearborn neighborhood park is now marked with hurricane fencing, a locked gate and heaps of rock matter.
On a fraction of the 2.5 acres on the city’s west side, one can see some peppers, green vegetables and herbs growing, along with numerous weeds. There are stacks of bricks and wooden pallets. A greenhouse is pocked with holes from rocks people have thrown over the fence.
Started more than four years ago through a lease with the city, this is the Crowley Park Sustainable Organic Farm.
Located in a neighborhood southwest of Michigan Avenue and Telegraph Road, the farm was envisioned as a sustainable source of healthy, eco-friendly food for neighbors and people in need. But lately, it illustrates the challenges of urban agriculture that aren’t always obvious from the start.
“They’re not really growing much,” said Andrew Gertz, 38, a Dearborn resident of 20 years who lives in the neighborhood with his wife and three kids and has been a leading voice on social media calling for change at the site. “It doesn’t look like they’re doing anything.”[...]
The five-year lease with the city, through McIlrath’s nonprofit the Going Green Foundation, is up for renewal in April. McIlrath said that in 2010, it was easier to find support for the project aimed at drawing people together, providing education and supporting healthy eating. Five raised plant beds were built.
But now, two large slag heaps at the site have been unmoved for three years. Eventually, they’re intended to be part of a paving project. Between two of the plant beds, there’s a brick path. Another path has been started, and two other areas remain grass.
Councilman Dave Bazzy said at a discussion with McIlrath this summer that it has been a “very unkempt” area, looking more like a “storage area” than a farm, at times. He’s been out to the site regularly, and city staff make daily visits.
Nice try, Jews, you’re not fooling Fidel.
Via Times of Israel:
Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at Israel, the United States and Europe on Monday, saying Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency was behind the radical Islamic State group and comparing NATO military representatives to the Nazi SS.
In a column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island’s communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him “Israel’s most unconditional ally.”
“The world has seen no respite in recent years, particularly since the European Economic Community, under the strict and unconditional leadership of the United States, decided the time had come to settle scores with what was left of two great nations (Russia and China) that…had carried out the heroic deed of putting an end to the imperialist colonial order imposed on the world by Europe and the United States,” said the 88 year old leader.
He accused the West of “cynicism” and said the trait had become “a symbol of imperialist policy.”
He singled out McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, saying he had supported Israel’s Mossad and “participated together with that service in the creation of the Islamic State, which today controls a considerable and vital portion of Iraq and reportedly one-third of Syria as well.”
We know which side the UN is on.
The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.
Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said he advised the 40 Filipino peacekeepers not to lay down their arms, and they defied the U.N. peacekeeping commander’s order. Instead, they staged a daring escape from the Golan camp over the weekend, ending a tense, dayslong standoff.
The disagreement is another blow to a U.N. peacekeeping mission that has been threatened by an escalation of violence in a buffer zone it has been guarding between Israel and Syria. A number of countries have withdrawn their troops from the peacekeeping force due to rising rebel attacks.
Forty-five Fijian peacekeepers who surrendered their firearms to the rebels last week are still being held by the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.
The commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, or UNDOF, which supervises the peacekeeping mission in Golan, was overseeing talks with the Syrian rebels to secure the freedom of the Fijians. However, Catapang said he would not agree to any resolution of the hostage crisis that would put Filipino troops in grave danger.
When the besieged Filipino troops sought his advice after they were ordered to lay down their arms as part of an arrangement with the rebels to secure the Fijians’ release, Catapang said he asked them to defy the order.
“I told them not to follow the order because that is a violation of our regulation, that we do not surrender our firearms, and, at the same time, there is no assurance that you will be safe after you give your firearms,” Catapang said.
Between Friday and Sunday night as the long Labor Day weekend began, three people were killed and 33 wounded — and the weekend still has one more day to go, since Labor Day falls on Monday this year.
The long weekend began with a flurry of shootings, 11 in all, on Friday night.
The weekend’s first homicide also happened Friday in the city’s Back Of The Yards near south side neighborhood when at 10:45 PM police found a 36-year-old man lying on a sidewalk — shot dead.
Less than five hours later, a 43-year-old man was shot and killed farther south.
By late Sunday night, a third man was shot and killed on the 7400 bock of North Ridge Avenue.
Some 33 others were wounded around the city during a 48-hour period. Most shootings happened near the south and south side of the city.
Chicago is still reeling over the death of nine-year-old Antonio Smith, a boy was shot six times near his apartment complex on August 21.
With the never-ending death toll mounting by the week, Little Antonio’s mother said this weekend that she is “praying for the whole city right now.”
What Holder meant is it’s racist when white Republicans say it.
Vice President Joe Biden staked his claim to the labor vote by declaring that “it’s time to take back America” in order to ensure that the middle class gets an “equal share” of prosperity in the country.
“If we don’t, America’s in trouble,” Biden said in Detroit Monday.
Biden’s comments come shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder said that such language is racist.
“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC last month, per the Hill. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. . . . There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”
Via Clarion Ledger:
Police have made a second arrest in the possibly racially-motivated Saturday morning beating of a man in West Point.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said in a release Thursday that Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen, is charged with aggravated assault an incident that left 32-year-old Ralph Weems of West Point in the hospital.
Courtez McMillian, 22, was arrested earlier this week on the same charges. Both men are held on $250,000 bond. Brinkley’s release said police will not say if the two are related.
Weems, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, was beaten severely in the parking lot of a West Point Huddle House. His friend David Knighten said they had gone to a Waffle House where they were told there were people inside who were angry about the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and the restaurant wasn’t “safe for whites.”
Weem’s stepfather, Barry Reynolds, told TheBlaze:
doctors have said there’s a “possibility” he may be forced to live out his days in a vegetative state. That’s why, he said, it’s frustrating to read news reports indicating that his stepson is in “fair condition,” because the surgeon maintains his situation is still “critical.”
Reynolds also alleged that the media would be much more interested in getting to the truth of the story if the races were switched.
CNN is reporting that the FBI is looking at the case.
#CNN confirms that the FBI are assisting West Point, MS police with the alleged racially motivated assault on Ralph Weems and Dave Knighten.
— sgallman (@sgallman) August 28, 2014
There is a GofundMe organized for Weems by his brother in law here. At that page, they noted 2 days ago that he was still in a medically induced coma. They’ve raised $4300, they’re trying to get to $10,000.
Coming to an American city in the near future.
The British Columbia government said on Sunday it expects to be helping parents pay the costs of daycare because the first day of school appears to be delayed indefinitely by an ongoing teachers’ strike.
Education Minister Peter Fassbender said parents who start registering at the government’s website can expect to receive $40 a day as early as late September or early October, although the website says the payments will come after the strike is over.
“The registration process went live,” the minister said. “People are already registering for that $40.”
The Ministry of Education said the website experienced several glitches on Sunday, and investigations are underway to determine the cause.
Many parents were concerned daycare bills would become a problem if school did not start on time and in July, the government proposed to give cash to parents with children aged 12 and under if that was the case.
However, Jim Iker of the BC Teachers’ Federation has been critical of the move, calling it an unhelpful bribe during a recent union conference.[...]
The B.C. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year the province had violated the union’s rights by stripping teachers of their ability to bargain for class size and support in 2002, but the government has launched an appeal of that decision.
The ruling prompted teachers to ask the government to set aside $225 million every five years to deal with grievances stemming from the court case, but Fassbender’s proposal would have put negotiations regarding those problems on hold.
Iker has said he is unwilling to back away from dealing with those issues, but after talks collapsed on Saturday, he said teachers were willing to reduce the grievance fund to $100 million.
But it probably won’t.
Via Malay Online:
Muslim group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) blasted the Kedah authorities today for installing billboard advertisements of “sexy” women muay thai fighters, claiming the pictures would invite the “wrath of Allah” on the state.
The group’s Kedah chapter said the billboards were considered sinful because they showed the fighters garbed in “indecent” wear.
“These are advertisements that would invite the wrath of Allah!” Kedah Isma chief Abdul Fisol Mohd Isa was quoted as saying in an interview with the group’s website ismaalorstar.net.
The billboards are promotional advertisements for the Z1 International 2014 Mentri Besar Muay Thai Tournament, which features pictures of both men and women fighters.
Men muay thai fighters are usually dressed only in shorts, while the women are dressed in shorts and a sports bra that fully covers the breasts.
The report said, however, that the advertisement is considered sinful because the women featured had not put on hijab (veil) or covered the “aurat”.