Daily Archives: May 11, 2014

Former George Zimmerman defender now says he was guilty, racially profiled black men



A former friend and neighbor of George Zimmerman, who had previously defended the man accused of stalking and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has had a change of heart, stating that he believes that Zimmerman got away with murder.

Frank Taafe, who served on the neighborhood watch with Zimmerman, told News13 he believes Martin was racially profiled by Zimmerman and would not have been followed if he “had been a white kid on a cell phone.”

“What I know of George and his tendencies and also my opinion is that he racially profiled Trayvon Martin that night because if that had been a white kid on a cell phone, walking through our neighborhood, he wouldn’t have stayed on him the way he did and that’s a fact and I believe that in my heart,” said Taaffe.

MORE: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/former-george-zimmerman-defender-now-says-he-was-guilty-racially-profiled-black-men/


Drone nearly hits airliner in Florida


Danger of drones highlighted by near collision with airliner in Florida

• FAA says incident took place in March near Tallahassee
• Risk of drone being ingested by airliner engine ‘is very real’


MORE:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/10/drones-near-collision-airliner-florida



DICTATOR Obama “So Far I’ve Taken More Than 20 Executive Actions!” (THIS YEAR)

Former NSA Director: ‘We Kill People Based on Metadata.’


NSA General Counsel Stewart Baker has said, “metadata absolutely tells you everything about somebody’s life. If you have enough metadata, you don’t really need content.” When I quoted Baker at a recent debate at Johns Hopkins University, my opponent, General Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and the CIA, called Baker’s comment “absolutely correct,” and raised him one, asserting, “We kill people based on metadata.” – See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/8829#sthash.7Bg2au0y.dpuf


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Do You Like Big Butts? How Bout Trillions Of Them? [VIDEO]

“Scientists have discovered new evidence to make smokers feel even guiltier about their foul habit.

Not only are the tobacco and chemicals in cigarettes carcinogenic.

It turns out that their filters are so toxic that discarded butts have become a major threat to the planet’s health, according to San Diego State University Public Health Professor Thomas Novotny and researcher Elli Slaughter.

“Cigarette butts and other tobacco product waste are the items that are most commonly picked up during urban and beach clean-ups worldwide,” the two scientists wrote in an article published on Tuesday in Current Environmental Health Reports, a scientific journal.”*






Davis Priest Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges

CBS Local13 hours ago
Davis Priest Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges. May 10 … Investigators found that Coria had befriended the girl while he was a priest with the Catholic Church.


Vatican reveals how many priests defrocked for sex abuse since 2004

CBS NewsMay 7, 2014
Legal experts have said that classifying sexual abuse as torture could expose the Catholic Church to a new wave of lawsuits since torture cases in much of the …


Vatican defends its handling of abuse before a UN panel on torture

Los Angeles TimesMay 5, 2014
The United Nations on Monday linked the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests to torture, stepping up its criticism of the Holy See and, according …


Four religious brothers accused of sexual abuse at North Catholic

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMay 8, 2014
A statement by the advocacy group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests commended “the courage of North Catholic alums” who are reporting the …


Seattle Catholic church members outraged to learn of violations by

MyNorthwest.comMay 6, 2014
Members of a Seattle church are outraged they’re just learning a priest who had … at the time, the panel concluded it did not constitute sexual abuse of a minor.



UN committee investigates Catholic Church child sex abuse as torture

UPI.comMay 5, 2014
In February another U.N. panel, the Committee for the Rights of the Child, excoriated the church for shielding priests accused of sexually abusing children, by the …


Abusing priests must be charged with crims: Priest

Press TVMay 7, 2014
Abusing priests must be charged with crims: Priest … about a UN committee saying that systematic sex abuse by the Catholic clergy could amount to torture.


Pedophile priest victims send pope a video message

Gazzetta del Sud englishMay 9, 2014
Rome – An organization of survivors of child sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests has sent Pope Francis a videotaped appeal for justice and …


Sex abuse suit filed against church

KOIN.comMay 6, 2014
Angel Armando Perez, a Catholic priest in Woodburn, was pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges on April 1, 2013. (2012 file photo, Marion County Sheriff’s …


Vatican Defrocked 848 Priests, Sanctioned 2572 Others in Child

Christian PostMay 7, 2014
The statistics on priests and sex abuse cases allegedly show that the peaks in … of Media Relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a …


1000s of priests abused children since ’04: Vatican

Press TVMay 6, 2014
On May 5, Victim groups demanded that abuse by Catholic clerics be … On May 3, Pope Francis’ newly-formed sexual abuse advisory board said it would …


Diocese of Joliet sex abuse documents name priests with

Suburban Life PublicationsMay 8, 2014
The files of 16 priests accused of abuse, long held confidential by the diocese, were … for Catholic Charities, where he was accused of abusing female patients, …


Lawyers assigned for Dominican boys ‘abused‘ by Polish priest

Dominican TodayMay 7, 2014
Lawyers assigned for Dominican boys ‘abused’ by Polish priest … two boys allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priest Wojciech Nogache (Alberto Gil). … from the alleged aggravated sexual abuse of several boys from the highland village of …



Claim: Israeli Military ‘Broke,’ Seeks Billions More in US Aid

israel wants more money

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe ‘Bogge’ Ya’alon has long been pushing for increased budgets, just as every other defense minister of the planet does, but this week revealed a rather shocking turn of events, the Israeli military is broke.

Despite billions of annual military aid from the US, Ya’alon announced next month’s “Turning Point 8″ military exercise is cancelled, and all other drills are expected to follow, because Israel flat out can’t afford them.

Uncle Sam’s always good for a bit more though, right?

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