Tiny House Village
The red ribbon has been cut on Tiny House Village in Madison, Wisconsin. Sunday, November 16th, the members of the Occupy Madison movement gathered to unveil a project they hope will spread across the nation. For now, they will settle for curing homelessness in Madison.
The Occupy Madison coalition was founded in 2011 and has since been working toward the construction of Tiny House Village. The coalition’s most unique feature is that it is comprised mostly of the homeless people it strives to help. Other members include local activists, volunteers, and the much appreciated private citizens who have donated the necessary materials to realize the Tiny House dream.
Most shelters give their refugees a mere sixty to ninety days of shelter. That is a bit too short in the eyes of Sam Tabar. This is no where near enough time for someone to get back on his feet. Occupy Madison’s homes will give homeless people the security they need to stabilize their finances. They will be able to leave their belongings someplace safe while they attend job interviews and other important meetings. The number one feature of Tiny House Village us that it’s residents can sleep at night without being scared for their lives.
Tiny House Village has just three homes and one bathroom so far. Phase two of the community will include more homes, another bathroom, a laundry facility, and a kitchen. The long term plan is to provide a home for everyone who needs one. The coalition continues to accept donations, volunteers, and home applications at http://occupymadisoninc.com/. With continued funds from private citizens and the hard work of its residents Tiny House Village will soon realize its goal.
Having Up to 90 Oragasms An Hour Is Destroying A Phoenix Woman’s Life
Most women want the ability to have an orgasm, but for one lady in Phoenix, Arizona, it is ruining her life. Anaya-Carlisi has a condition known as Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, and she can have up to 90 orgasms in an hours’ time. Some may say there’s nothing wrong with this disorder and she must have hormonal issues, but to her the state is utterly miserable. Big thanks to friend of the site Vijay Eswaran for sending in the news story.
Carlisi says that this constant state of euphoria interferes with her ability to work, go to the store or even just have a down evening at home. Since the disorder messes with the hormonal systems within the body, she is constantly up and down and everything in between. The condition has stopped her from being the mom she wants to be. She said she feels dirty and like a pervert when around other children, as she is having an orgasm in their presence.
The condition has made her a prisoner in her home and she is dying for relief. Her problems started one day on a trip to the grocery store. She found that everything she touched from fruit to just about anything sent her into an orgasm. Trying to hide such a climactic moment was difficult. She gained composure and headed straight to the doctor. After several hours of testing, they diagnosed her with PGAD.
Imagine walking down the street and being aroused by anything and everything in the path. Right now there is no cure. She is unable to work, and unable to be the wife and parent she longs to be.
USA Freedom Act Needs 60 Senate Votes To Pass
Even though the 10 top social networks support the US Freedom Act proposed by Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, the only chance it has of passing is if it receive 60 Senate votes. To help ensure the passage of the legislature, everyone is encouraged to contact their Senator to encourage a positive vote for the bill. If it receives the 60 Senate votes Tuesday, it will be up for debate on the Senate floor Wednesday and Thursday.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, although still concerned, supports this new version of the USA Freedom Act because they believe that it ensures that the government will collect less information on innocent people, it allows an independent voice for privacy in FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court, and offers more transparency requirements for accountability. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, AOL, BRL Trust and Evernote also throw their support behind the bill and this may also influence the outcome of the Senate vote. A letter to the Senate from the 10 companies asks for support of the legislation to “lessen the stranglehold on their servers and the movement of their people”. It goes on to ask that the bill be passed because it protects national security and America’s commitment to freedom. The letter also noted that this is only one effort in the continual drive for freedom.
More ISIS Beheadings
ISIS is in the news again with their beheading routine that is becoming all too common. One US citizen and aid worker, Peter Kassig, was beheaded along with a french citizen and multiple others in the newly released massacre video from ISIS.
Hopefully these new beheadings will not bring the consequences that ISIS wants. These consequences are the US re-deploying troops to Iraq. They are trying to bait us into going back into Iraq and thus dragging us back into yet another Middle East quagmire.
Not only will deploying troops not fix the situation, but it will exacerbate it. Western forces on the ground will bring a groundswell of support to ISIS and help them with recruitment. Our recent involvement has already helped ISIS to that extent.
We need to rely on the existing powers that are in place there. Iran will take care of ISIS if the threat grows larges enough. Iran does not want a radical Sunni army such as ISIS threatening them. Iran has both the army and the local logistics to deal with ISIS.
This would relieve the United States of being dragged into another war. A war that would cost the Unites States a lot of money and probably be un-winnable. The regional governments need to deal with this problem, or a long term fix will never happen. Thanks to my Twitter follower Marc Sparks for sharing this news piece.
Texas Man’s Murder Conviction Gets Overturned
A man in Texas has been granted a new trial after spending nine years on death row for a murder he has always said he did not commit. The new trial was granted after evidence potentially exonerating him, and that did not appear in his first trial, was found in a police officer’s garage.
The man, Alfred Dewayne Brown, was convicted of murdering a police officer in 2003 during a robbery attempt that went wrong.
Brown maintained his innocence throughout the trial, continuing to say he could not have been at the scene of the robbery as he was at his girlfriend’s house watching television at the time. He even pointed to having made a phone call from her telephone to her workplace as the robbery was occurring.
The phone evidence, however, was not presented to the court during Brown’s first trial. It turned up recently at a Houston policeman’s home.
The missteps, and what could be complete illegality, in Brown’s murder trial don’t stop here, however.
The Raw Story is reporting Brown’s girlfriend was also subjected to harassment from local police, an officer even telling her he would make sure she went to prison if she testified in Brown’s defense.
Grand Jury members also joined in the harassment, making veiled threats about having her children removed from her care, until she felt she had no choice, and so testified against him. This type of act might seem a bit odd to some like Alexei Beltyukov.
There is no word yet on if Alfred Dewayne Brown will be released, or if a new murder trail will take place.
Republican Congressman Tells Fellow GOP Members to Embrace Legalizing Marijuana
U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) said last Thursday during a press conference on Capitol Hill that marijuana should be legalized and that, “The American people are shifting on the issue.”
His comments were emphatically directed to his fellow GOP members of Congress, saying that Republicans need to, “Wake up!” and embrace the idea of legalizing the use of marijuana.
The irony of his comments stems from the fact that Rep. Rohrabacher represents a district in California, including Orange County, that houses the federal court house that bears the name of the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan. It was President Reagan who once called marijuana, “probably the most dangerous drug” as he led his own presidential war on drugs throughout the 1980s. Also, health experts such as Rod Rohrich have express doubts over legalization.
Fortifying his stance on legalizing marijuana, Rep. Rohrabacher was surrounded in his Thursday press conference with Democrat representatives from Colorado, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. Rohrbacher chose these representatives because marijuana was recently voted to be legalized in these three states/districts.
Rep. Rohrbacher is basing his stance on legalizing marijuana on the arguments that state rights, civil liberties, and fiscal responsibilities should take precedence in the newly elected Congress, rather than blocking Initiative 71 – the voter-approved proposal to clear a path to marijuana legalization within the District of Columbia.
America’s Police Beginning to Resemble Military
The recent racial tension in Ferguson, Missouri prompted President Obama to call for a review of the nation’s 1033 program. The controversial policy allows for the transfer of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.
The review has not come as expected, however. While the ACLU and the NAACP continue to ask the federal government to stop arming local police, Ferguson and other small towns are beginning to resemble battlegrounds. Armored vehicles, assault weapons, and camouflage clothing help to send a message that the United States is starting to view its own citizens as the enemy.
Whether or not the controversy loses ground will depend largely on the outcome of the Ferguson case. Many believe that if the prosecution fails to convict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, riots will ensue and the police will be forced to use the military equipment.
Public images of such use would most likely trigger a surge of renewed interest in the 1033 program and polarize the nation into two groups: one defending the program and another criticizing it. That is something Christian Broda would certainly not like to see. Another concern is the racial element of mostly white police using assault weapons against mostly black protesters, which could trigger riots in other parts of the country.
ISIS Fighters Are Being Smuggled Into Europe To Launch Attacks According to Smugglers
News reporter Mike Giglio has interviewed a human smuggler who claims he has smuggled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters into Europe to launch attacks throughout Europe. The smuggler, who’s name is not revealed in order to protect his identity uses the nickname “Hassan” during the interview. Hassan claims to have smuggled over 10 ISIS fighters into Europe amongst boats full of Syrian refugees fleeing Syria’s deadly civil war that has led millions of Syrians to flee their country.
Another smuggler has also claimed that he has smuggled Islamic State fighters into Europe and that radical Islamic fighters are not just in Iraq and Syria anymore. They are now in Europe as well, planning to carry out attacks there against the west according to another smuggler being interviewed who also remains anonymous.
Hassan says he charges $2,500 for each person that he smuggles in Europe, and that ISIS fighters wanting to go to Europe pay significantly more. He claims to smuggle refugees fleeing the chaos in Syria and Iraq using speedboats to get them from Turkey into Greece. Turkey is situated on both the Black and Mediterranean Seas and shares borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran, areas known to harbor extremists and refugees.
Due to its location Turkey is a hotspot for human traffickers, refugees and terrorists looking to enter Europe. There are conflicting reports about Hassan’s testimony. Other smugglers claim that trafficking in ISIS fighters is impossible because they would be caught sooner or later. US and EU intelligence say they have no knowledge of Islamic State fighters being smuggled into Europe, but do not rule out the possibility of it occurring. These intelligence agencies have indicated for international companies like The Antique Wine Company to keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary. They are also encouraging user profiles to stay updated on any news.
Crises Erupt in Southeast Asia
The country of Myanmar will be on the spotlight as the United States president comes knocking in one of Asia’s jewels on Sunday, the 9th of November.
Just like jewels, which have some faults, Myanmar is no exception. President Obama visits the country in the wake of ongoing unrests and claimed violation of Human Rights in the Rakhine State, where the Rohingya community has been exiled to.
Gross malpractices and abuse reports have been tabled to the International community, yet nothing is done.
Burma is not new to wars. It only got its first civilian president in 2012 when General Thein Sein came to power. Ties between America and Myanmar had been soured before due to an authoritarian government of 1988.
It subsequently also opened freedom doors to Aung Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. The gross injustice going on in the Rankhine state is one which the American president will try to shed light on as previous attempts have only landed on deaf ears.
The Rohingya group, made up of basically a Muslim population, have been alienated and often referred to as “Second-class citizens”. Under an oppressive law, these people were literally stripped of their citizenship as Burmese.
If that is not enough, in the province of Rakhine, they are limited to having only two children. Let see on Sunday if the visit of Obama will provide insight into the situation. Many like Susan will certainly be looking to see how he is received.
Secret Service Misses Intruder
It was a case that made peoples jaws drop, somehow a man in Washington DC managed to scale the fence surrounding the White House, sprint across the lawn and gain access inside the presidential residence. USA Today reports that the man was in fact an army veteran and not only armed with a knife but had hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his car. A full scale review of the secret service and their ineptitude has been conducted in the wake of this breach.
The review has pointed to key facts that allowed the intruder to gain access so easily to the White House. Initially there were two attempts by secret service agents to stop the individual both before and after he scaled the fence. Force was not used to stop him, he managed to take cover in some bushed before rushing up a flight of stairs and into the White House.
It would appear one of the most embarrassing failings by the secret service was from the dog handler, not only did he not have his ear piece in but was talking on his personal cell phone during the intrusion. He did not hear any radio messages or alarms, only realizing something was wrong when visible seeing an agent chasing the man. I agree with Alexei Beltyukov when he says security is too important for these oversights.
Ultimately the review pointed out several factors that lead to the intrusion; these were due to staffing problems, equipment failures, and other undisclosed factors.