WWH/CJE Monday News Briefs
Yes Eugene; Once upon a time there was a whole country that believed in Justice. A long time ago…
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA’s secret network of overseas prisons.
Prosecutors have asked the judge at a pretrial hearing starting Monday to approve what is known as a protective order that is intended to prevent the release of classified information during the eventual trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has portrayed himself as the mastermind of the terror attacks, and four co-defendants.
Lawyers for the defendants say the rules, as proposed, will hobble their defense. The American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a challenge to the protective order, says the restrictions will prevent the public from learning what happened to Mohammed and his co-defendants during several years of CIA confinement and interrogation. More…
US DROPS GAZA SCHOLARSHIPS AFTER ISRAEL takes advantage of US elections. Both Candidates PRO APARTHEID! Both Candidates – Jews are better than Palestinians.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Amal Ashour, 18, loves Shakespeare and American pop music. One of the brightest students in the Gaza Strip, she studied her senior year of high school in Minnesota through a U.S.-government funded program.
She had planned to study English literature this fall at a university in the West Bank through another U.S.-sponsored program, but just a month before school started, she was informed the scholarship was no longer available.
“When you live in Gaza, you’re a pawn in a greater political game,” she said in a telephone interview. “There’s nothing we can do about it.” She is now enrolled at Islamic University, a stronghold of Gaza’s ruling Islamic militant Hamas. More…
MormonsSecret.com, run by an “ex-Mormon” using the alias Ann Jackson, said the “magical Mormon underwear” it sells for men and women are authentic “temple garments” made according to the specifications for the garments the Mormon religion requires most adults to wear, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
The website uses pictures of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Photoshopped onto the bodies of models wearing the garments.
Jackson said she is an “ex-Mormon” who formerly worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “temple clothing division.”
Jackson said she does not see anything wrong with selling the garments as Halloween costumes or “fetish wear.” More…
Casting for the Kingdom Of The Dwarves show took place last summer, with only two conditions stipulated: the performers had to be between 18 and 40 years old and be shorter than 130 cm (4’3″). No other special skills were required. Now they take the stage of the Kunming World Butterflies Garden twice a day, singing, dancing and performing comedy sketches to entertain the crowds.
I know it looks like exploitation and discrimination, but the short performers see it only as another form of migrant labor and a haven away from people who mock and tease them on a daily basis. With discrimination and unemployment still high in China, the little people saw the Kingdom Of The Dwarves as an opportunity. More…
This story is weird! There is more to this. Is she looking for a book deal?
An American lady who alleged to have been kidnapped by some unidentified men upon her arrival in Liberia is appealing for a speedy dispensation of justice so that she can once again connect with her family in the United States.Christina Andrianopoulos wants the country to decide in the case involving her and the Ministry of Justice to be speedily handled so that she can return home after going through such trauma in the hands of her kidnappers in Liberia.
Based on her recent testimony that she was kidnapped by some men upon her arrival in Liberia on Sunday, September 23, 2012, the court is holding Madam Andrianopoulos as a person of interest and demanding a deposit statement before she can be permitted to leave the country.
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice wants Christina Andriapoulos to serve as material witness for the state as her testimony will greatly help in determining what happened to her in Liberia.
In an interview yesterday, Madam Andrianopoulos said she was detained by the Ministry of Justice after she successfully escaped from the hands of her kidnappers and has been in police custody since then while she goes through the trauma. More…
Meningitis outbreak rises to 205 cases: CDC
(Reuters) – Seven more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 205 in 14 states.
The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said. It put the number of people sickened at 205 and said new cases were confirmed in New Hampshire, Florida, Indiana, and Tennessee.
All but two of those who became ill were diagnosed with a rare type of fungal meningitis that has been the hallmark of the deadly outbreak. Two patients were diagnosed with peripheral joint infections linked to the tainted drug. More…
OMG!!! Alice Cooper – ‘Every word of the Bible is true. I believe the Old Testament explicitly…’
Veteran panto-rocker and born-again Christian Alice Cooper says he’s a nice man. He says he’s the nicest he knows. And some of his best friends are gay
Alice Cooper is telling me about a goat. At the Bloodstock festival, which he has just been to, everyone, he says, was talking about a goat. “The story,” he says, with a smile that shows his big, white, even teeth, “is that someone’s sacrificed a goat in their dressing room. And I,” he says, and his smile gets bigger, “am going, ‘why wouldn’t you do that on stage?’”.
The goat, it turns out, was already dead. It was actually just a goat’s head, from a local butcher’s. But the goat sounds a bit like the chicken that helped to make Alice Cooper Alice Cooper. It was thrown on stage in 1969, when Alice Cooper was the name of a band and Vincent Furnier was its lead singer. Feathers flew. Blood flowed. A myth was born.
Vincent Furnier, who has called himself Alice Cooper since the band broke up, didn’t actually bite the head off the chicken. “I threw it at the audience,” he tells me, “the audience threw it back and the next day in the paper I read that I’d killed the chicken. I thought, well, the deed’s been done, and people love it. I never said I did it or didn’t.” Technically, that’s true. Vincent Furnier, who I’ll try to call Alice Cooper, even though it does seem a bit weird to call a man Alice, didn’t say he did it, but he certainly let the world believe he did. He did that because his agent, Shep Gordon, who’s still his agent 43 years on, told him it would be good “for publicity”. And it was. Mary Whitehouse tried to stop the band from coming to Britain. The Home Secretary tried to get the British tour banned. But the fans loved it, and sales soared. More…
Rising sea levels threaten US coastline
East coast’s sea level is rising five times faster than global average, putting millions at risk of severe flooding.
The sea level on the east coast of the US is rising five times faster than the global average.
The prospect of flooding is a major threat to millions of people who live in the region.