Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wow!!! The Fed Gives A Giant Fuck You to Working Class Americans!! | First Rebuttal

Wow!!! The Fed Gives A Giant Fuck You to Working Class Americans!! | First Rebuttal: ".  Less able to find the strength to uphold the duties entrusted to us.  God, what a sad fucking story we are.  Thanks Steve Liesman for rubbing shit in our eyes today.  Hope you got a few clicks.

And for those of you that think I’m an ass for being so harsh on us, well stuff it.  Get up off your stool you lazy drunk, shut your damn mouth and start fighting these political parasites like a damn man, like a damn American.  I’m not the one stealing your retirement, stealing your income, stealing your wealth and stealing your freedom all while making myself wealthy and exonerated from all the laws that would put your ass in prison.     In short I ain’t your enemy.  If you’re mad by what I said then do something more constructive than calling me an asshole.  Capiche??  Good."

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NY Times In Nigeria’s Election, Muhammadu Buhari Defeats Goodluck Jonathan 033115

Residents celebrated the anticipated victory in the presidential election of the former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Kaduna, Nigeria. CreditJerome Delay/Associated Press
KANO, Nigeria — With anger swelling over corruption, inequality and a devastating Islamist insurgency in the nation’s north, Nigerians chose a former general who once ruled with an iron hand to be their next president, according to election results on Tuesday.
The election was the most competitive presidential race ever in Nigeria, one of the largest democracies in the world. Now, if power is handed over peacefully, it will be a major shift for the nation — the first transfer of power between civilians of different parties in a country that has spent much of its post-colonial history roiled by military coups.
With all but one of Nigeria’s 36 states counted, the former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, held a lead of more than two million votes over President Goodluck Jonathan.
The remaining state is in the north, where Mr. Buhari enjoys broad support and the government has been widely condemned for allowing the Boko Haram militant group to sweep through villages and towns, killing thousands of civilians.
Mr. Buhari with a ballot last weekend in his hometown, Daura, in northern Nigeria.CreditBen Curtis/Associated Press
Since the end of military rule in 1999, Nigeria has been governed by a single, dominant party — Mr. Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party.
But on Tuesday, Mr. Buhari’s campaign said it was confident that it had won.
“We knew that we had the numbers last night, but dealing with the type of government we have, we have never really felt we are out of the woods,” said Garba Shehu, a campaign spokesman for Mr. Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress. “Clearly we have won it. We are going to the party headquarters now and the presidential candidate will declare victory.”
Many analysts have long said that a victory for Mr. Buhari would be more of a repudiation of the current president than a celebration of Mr. Buhari’s past leadership.
On Mr. Jonathan’s watch, Nigeria has been pummeled by Boko Haram, its economic fortunes have plunged with falling oil prices, inequality is rampant and corruption scandals have buffeted the president’s image.
Mr. Buhari swept critical competitive states in the country’s southwest. A belated convert to democracy, Mr. Buhari also piled up large vote totals, as expected, in his northern stronghold, crushing the incumbent here in Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city.
Analysts said that the election could mean the beginning of a competitive two-party system in a country often seen as a bellwether on the continent.
“It is very significant in our democratic growth, in grounding democracy and consolidating it,” said Ebere Onwudiwe, a political scientist with the Ken Nnamani Center for Leadership and Development. “We can’t have a one-party democracy. We’re setting a very great example for the rest of the smaller states in Africa.”
Warnings on Monday from Britain and the United States suggested that the government might try to exert some influence over the election result.
“So far, we have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process,” Secretary of State John Kerry and the British foreign minister, Philip Hammond, said in a joint statement. “But there are disturbing indications that the collation process — where the votes are finally counted — may be subject to deliberate political interference.”
A diplomat later explained that “credible reports” had been received “that the army has been asked to go to collation centers around Nigeria” in order “to intimidate” and that the request had come “from the ruling party and the presidency.”

Monday, March 30, 2015

Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

LAFD official says video shows a person walking into DaVinci complex with cans of fuel before a December fire
Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire  parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire official told a community group.
Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda last week informed members of Echo Park's neighborhood council of new details about the fire, which caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. He said the suspect was still at large.
Officials have offered a $170,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist behind the blaze that consumed a seven-story building in the Da Vinci apartment complex and damaged the freeway and neighboring buildings.
Investigators believe the suspect "torched that building up from the freeway side and then escaped,” Ruda told the audience of about 20, according to a recording made by an audience member.
Ruda referred questions to fire spokesman Peter Sanders, who said in an email: "To protect the integrity of the investigation, I can neither confirm nor deny what Chief Ruda said last week."
"The investigation into the cause of the Da Vinci fire is ongoing. The LAFD, in conjunction with its law enforcement partners, continues to review surveillance video from multiple sources and pursue multiple leads in this case. To protect the integrity of the investigation, we cannot at this time discuss details of the evidence collected thus far," he said.
The Dec. 8 fire broke out about 1:20 a.m., sending towering flames into the night sky and spewing ash across a large swath of downtown. The fire rapidly consumed most of the wood-framed structure. More than 250 firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour and half. No injuries were reported.
Fire officials said in the immediate aftermath of the fire that the circumstances, including how quickly the building was engulfed, were suspicious. City officials have estimated that the fire caused between $25 million and $30 million in damage.
Authorities have previously released footage of two other passersby whom they said they wanted to interview as potential witnesses – one was shown on video walking by the building before the fire started, and a second tried to climb a fence to get into the burning building and had to be deterred by firefighters. Officials have not released footage of the person with the fuel cans.
At last week’s meeting, Ruda assured residents that arson investigators, working with agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were pressing ahead in their effort to identify and capture the suspect.
“If you think that you’re going to be in the cover of darkness,” Ruda said as he discussed the video footage, “there’s always somebody watching.”

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Several People Injured in Rollover Crash Involving Lyft Driver | NBC Southern California

Several People Injured in Rollover Crash Involving Lyft Driver | NBC Southern California: "Several perople were injured Sunday during a rollover crash in Los Angeles involving a Lyft driver that may have been on en route to pick up a fare, officials said. 
The crash occurred at the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and 3rd Street near the Beverly Center at about 2:45 a.m.
Four people were injured during the wreck, three were taken to a nearby hospital, officials from the Los Angeles Police Department said. 
It was unknown if alcohol or speed was a factor in the collision, officials said"

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Captain Clarke bows out with Australia's fifth World Cup title

Captain Clarke bows out with Australia's fifth World Cup title


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

India's World Cup dream shattered, Australia cruise into final

India's World Cup dream shattered, Australia cruise into final


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Move to bring back Altaf from UK under study, says Nisar - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

Move to bring back Altaf from UK under study, says Nisar - Pakistan - DAWN.COM: "Control List in the light of Saulat Mirza’s statement and said that a new ECL policy would be introduced next week, setting a maximum limit of three years for a name to remain on the list.

The minister also said that the provinces had so far sent 50 terrorism cases for trial by military courts. He said that nine military courts had far been set up and an open and transparent system was in place to decide what case should go to the military courts.

He also said that reports about Mullah Fazlullah’s death in Tirah Valley were not confirmed."

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Brian Lara offers to pay Wahab's fine - Sport - DAWN.COM

Brian Lara offers to pay Wahab's fine - Sport - DAWN.COM: "ICC charges Riaz, Watson
Following the exchange between the two players, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged both Riaz and Watson for code of conduct violations.

Wahab, who finished with figures of 2-54, was fined 50 percent of his match fee for “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting”.

Watson, who was docked 15 percent of his fee, was found guilty of the lesser charge of “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” for ignoring the umpire’s warning and speaking to Wahab."

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Pakistan's Misbah backs India against Australia - Yahoo Sports

Pakistan's Misbah backs India against Australia - Yahoo Sports: "Australia have won eight of their last nine completed one-day internationals at the SCG, but Clarke was wary of a rejuvenated India team .

"India are a completely different opposition to Pakistan," he said. "They have different strengths and different weaknesses as well.

"They are obviously playing a lot better than they were throughout the start of the (Australian) summer. I said leading into the World Cup that I thought India were going to be an extremely tough team to beat.

"They are a very good team and because they have spent so much time in Australia, they know the conditions quite well. The game on Thursday is going to certainly be a challenge.

"We definitely have to be at our best to beat them. We look forward to that challenge.

Our attitude will be exactly the same as it was leading up to the knockout rounds.

"Thursday becomes our World Cup final. We look forward to it.""

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Friday, March 20, 2015

U.N. Women Cancels Uber Partnership

I was reading this article on Huffington Post, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.

U.N. Women Cancels Uber Partnership



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Quarter-final was 'pre-arranged' in India's favour: ICC president

Quarter-final was 'pre-arranged' in India's favour: ICC president


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No fairytale finish for Afridi, Misbah

No fairytale finish for Afridi, Misbah


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Read This: "Nothing ‘Honorable’ About Kabul Killing"

Read This: "Nothing 'Honorable' About Kabul Killing"

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Read This: "ISIS Launches Its Global War of Terror"

Read This: "ISIS Launches Its Global War of Terror"

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

BBC News - Rapid blood test to 'cut antibiotic use'

BBC News - Rapid blood test to 'cut antibiotic use': "Protein signatures
It relies on the fact that bacteria and viruses can trigger different protein pathways once they infect the body.

A novel one, called TRAIL, was particularly high in viral infections and depleted during bacterial ones. They combined this with two other proteins - one is already used in routine practice.

Prof Jonathan Ball, a virus expert at Nottingham University, said: "The work addresses a really serious problem. Being able to identify a possible infection early on and then to be able to differentiate between a possible viral or bacterial cause, is important.

"This will allow informed clinical intervention and minimise the need for inappropriate use of antibiotics, for example with someone infected by a virus.

"It will be important to see how it performs in the long-term.""

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Afridi wants happy ending to 19 years of ups and downs - Sport - DAWN.COM

Afridi wants happy ending to 19 years of ups and downs - Sport - DAWN.COM: "That record was broken by New Zealand's Corey Anderson with a 36-ball hundred in 2014 before it was bettered again by South Africa's AB de Villiers who hit a 31-ball century against the West Indies in January this year.

Afridi admitted his career has had its share of ups and downs but has been highly enjoyable.

“Playing for 19 years is more than enough. Like any other career it had bad and good times but I played for Pakistan for such a long time which I had never thought would happen,” he said. “Playing five World Cups is a big thing. You perform and you don't perform, you come under pressure because there are a lot of people who expect a lot from you. That has been part of my career but it has been highly enjoyable.“"

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Re: Sarfaraz Lakhnawi - the new cricket sensation

Thank you Khan saahib for this revealing article

Following from my Facebook post!!

Good surprise My Paapa and his brothers studied in Etawah @ a nice prep school; don't know what happened to it; looks like he was IGNORED orig for not being from the favored province; what a shame; but creme rises to the top regardless; may Allah give him greater success!! My 2 mamus & 2 Phuphis are in Lucknow area! http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket-world-cup/2318457/pak-world-cup-man-of-the-moment-has-mamu-in-tears-in-etawah/99/

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM, Siraj Khan <khansaheb2@aol.com> wrote:

"Sarfaraz dhoka nahi de ga" ...........a dialog from recent Bollywood film PK. Sarfaraz is the name of the film hero.

Here is a good article about the new cricket sensation Sarfaraz "Lakhnawi".


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