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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Detroit cop Joseph Weekley Walks After Fatally Shooting Sleeping 7-Year-Old Aiyana Jones

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Detroit cop Joseph Weekley filmed moments before he shot dead sleeping girl has all charges dropped | Daily Mail Online

Authorities said they will drop the last remaining charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a during a nighttime raid after two trials ended without convictions.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will move Friday to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Joseph Weekley, who shot and killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones while she slept in 2010. 

Police were accompanied by a camera crew for the show 'The First 48' on A&E when Weekley burst into the home and fired one shot from his submachine gun that struck Aiyana in the head.

Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old, Will No Longer Face Charges

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement that her office was moving to dismiss the case against Officer Joseph Weekley. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor, after Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in 2010 during a botched police raid at her home.

Weekley's first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial. In a second trial last year, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the manslaughter charge after a motion by the defense. The jury again deadlocked while deliberating whether to convict Weekley of the lesser charge, causing a second mistrial.

 

Judge dismisses UN, Haiti cholera lawsuit

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York made the ruling last month, dismissing the 2013 lawsuit against the United Nations [Delama Georges, et al, Plaintiffs versus United Nations, et al, Defendants] for introducing cholera in Haiti in October 2010.

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A close view of a cholera infected child resting on a hospital cot in Raboto, a slum area of Gonaives located in the Artibonite Region, where the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working to contain the cholera outbreak Nov. 9, 2010.

Activists vow to continue their fight to bring justice to the hundreds of thousands victimized by the disease, which had not been in Haiti for over 100 years.

According to legal documents, on Jan. 9 Judge Oetken ruled, “Defendants are immune. Accordingly, the case is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and Plaintiffs’ motion is denied as moot.” According to the UN, approximately 9,000 Haitians have died, while nearly 700,000 have become infected.  Read more...

 

This is what the world looks like if you scale countries by population

One neat thing about this one is that unlike with some cartograms, the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable. Such low-population, large-area Anglophone nations as Canada and Australia nearly vanish from the map, though, while the nations of the Indian subcontinent swell enormously. Russia also shrinks from being a giant of land mass to only a mid-sized country as judged by population. You can also see that Nigeria really dominates the West African landscape in terms of actual population in a way that conventional area maps don't reflect.  - Vox

India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population : Goats and Soda : NPR

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors - Yahoo News

People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show.

In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled acetylcholine. Many drugs fall into this class, including tricyclic antidepressants such as doxepin, antihistamines like Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine) and drugs like Detrol (oxybutinin) used to treat overactive bladder.

"We have known for some time that even single doses of these medications can cause impairment in cognition, slower reaction time, [and] reduced attention and ability to concentrate," said Shelly Gray, the study's first author and a pharmacy professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Originally, "the thinking was that these cognitive effects were reversible when you stopped taking the medication."

But Gray's study found a link between heavier use of these medications and dementia, "which is a nonreversible, severe form of cognitive impairment," she said.

BBC News - Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

drugs All medicines can have side-effects and anticholinergic-type drugs that block a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine are no exception.

Patient information leaflets accompanying such drugs warn of the possibility of reduced attention span and memory problems as well as a dry mouth.

But researchers say people should also be aware that they may be linked to a higher risk of developing dementia.

Dr Shelly Gray and colleagues from the University of Washington followed the health of 3,434 people aged 65 and older who had no signs of dementia at the start of the study.

They looked at medical and pharmacy records to determine how many of the people had been given a drug with an anticholinergic effect, at what dose and how often and compared this data with subsequent dementia diagnoses over the next decade.

 

This is just a horrifying paragraph about food safety in America

Everyone should go read his piece, but the anecdote below stands out. Back in 2013, US officials had good reason to believe that Foster Farms, a company in California, was shipping tainted chicken and causing a massive drug-resistant salmonella outbreak that was sickening hundreds. Yet for months, there was little that regulators could do, legally speaking, to stop it:

Identifying the cause of an outbreak is much simpler than trying to stop one. Once officials have traced the contamination to a food producer, the responsibility to curb the problem falls to the U.S.D.A.'s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or F.S.I.S. In the summer of 2013, as the outbreak spread, F.S.I.S. officials shared the C.D.C.'s conclusion that Foster Farms meat was behind the outbreak, but they had no power to force a recall of the tainted chicken. Federal law permits a certain level of salmonella contamination in raw meat. But when federal limits are breached, and officials believe that a recall is necessary, their only option is to ask the producer to remove the product voluntarily. Even then, officials may only request a recall when they have proof that the meat is already making customers sick. As evidence, the F.S.I.S. typically must find a genetic match between the salmonella in a victim's body and the salmonella in a package of meat that is still in the victim's possession, with its label still attached. If the patient has already eaten the meat, discarded the package, or removed the label, the link becomes difficult to make, and officials can't request a voluntary recall.  - Vox

 

55,000yr old human skull proves Elijah Muhammad is right & that Blacks were the 1st to populate the Earth

Human skull in Israel is oldest outside of Africa - UPI.com
Researchers say they've found evidence of modern man's exodus out of Africa. Scientists say a newly unearthed skull in Israel is roughly 55,000 years old. It is the earliest evidence of Homo sapiens outside of Africa, and proof that modern man set up shop in Middle East before colonizing the European continent.
"It's amazing," lead study author Israel Hershkovitz, an anthropologist at Tel Aviv University, told the Guardian. "This is the first specimen we have that connects Africa to Europe."
The fossil consists of only the top part of the skull; the face and jaw are missing. It was discovered in the Manot cave in northern Israel.
"It's the earliest evidence of anatomically modern humans outside of Africa," Omry Barzilai, one of the dig site's leaders and the head of the prehistory branch at the Israel Antiquities Authority, told Haaretz. "It supports the theory that modern humans left Africa around 60,000 years ago through this region."
The discovery confirms what archaeologists and prehistorians had long hypothesized. Now researchers have solid evidence linking fossils in Africa and Europe, validating genetic testing that showed most of modern man's DNA originated with a group of East Africans -- a group that (with the help of their offspring) went on to to colonize the globe.
Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa - Yahoo News
Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.
The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago, fitting into the period when scientists had thought the migrants inhabited the area. And details of its anatomy resemble ancient skulls from Europe, Israel Hershkovitz of Tel Aviv University in Israel wrote in an email.
Ancient skull found in north sheds new light on journey out of Africa | The Times of Israel
Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals | Science | The Guardian
An ancient skull found in a cave in northern Israel has cast light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa and the dawn of humanity’s colonisation of the world.
For most palaeontologists that might be enough for a single fossil, but the braincase has offered much more: a likely location where the first prehistoric trysts resulted in modern humans having sex with their heavy-browed Neanderthal cousins.
Ancient skull found in Israel links human migration from Africa to Europe | CTV News

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The Nature of the White Race or Jinn Class of Beings and Their Opposition to the Black Man and Indigenous Family on our Planet
 ...another prophetic timeline is revealed ending in the 50th Chapter with the sign of Joseph being buried in a coffin and his body embalmed in Egypt.  In making a way for Jacob or Israel to rule, the Black man had to be put to sleep and buried in a coffin being dead to the knowledge of self and others.
This is the prevailing condition of the Black man in Africa today and those of our foreparents forcibly brought to America by the European slave traders.  They did not consider the Black man or people as being a full human being.  We were classified as being a possession or piece of property to be bought and sold as merchandise.  This number 50 which summarizes the chapters of Genesis may be taken to represent the 50,000 years in which our original Tribe of Shabazz went to sleep beginning in the jungles of East Africa to be conquered later by the European Slave Traders who bought a Trading Post in the jungle of that continent. 
This condition of the Black man is summed up in our Supreme Wisdom Lessons, in Lesson No. 1, Question and Answer 7 in the following words:  “Why does the Devil keep our people illiterate? Ans. –So that he can use them for a tool and, also, a slave.  He keeps them blind to themselves so that he can master them. Illiterate means ignorant.”  On page 107 of Message to the Blackman, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes: “Why is the black man just coming into his own? Because he desired to try getting experience (or trying everything) himself. Today you see every color in power but the black man, yet he is the originator of all.  Now the Great Mahdi (God in person) with His infinite wisdom, knowledge and understanding, is going to put the original black man in his original place as he was at first, the God and ruler of the universe. … They haven’t had their day in many thousands of years. Fifty thousand years ago he had his complete fall. (I shouldn’t use the word fall for it was not; he only allowed the weaker of himself to rule).” 
“And some of us are those who submit, and some of us are deviators.  So whoever submits, these aim at the right way. And as to deviators, they are fuel of hell.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 72, verses 14-15

Easter Island depopulation solved: Both Climate and the arrival of Europeans cause the natives to abandon the Island

Some Easter Island populations left prior to European arrival - UPI.com

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Moai_Rano_raraku.jpgEaster Island, famous for its monolithic statues, is puzzling place. Not only do researchers continue to argue over exactly how the faraway Pacific island came to be inhabited, scientists also debate how it came to be so quickly abandoned. But new research offers some clarity to confusion over the eventual exodus of native Easter Islanders, or Rapa Nui.

While some researchers have posited that the arrival of Europeans (and the diseases they carried with them) was the primary factor that drove out island natives, others say native populations outgrew the island's natural resources and turned against each other -- overpopulation and internal strife. But new analysis says both factors were at play.

An international team of scientists studied a variety of ancient archaeological sites on the 63-square-mile island, which lies some 2,300 miles off the west coast of Chile. The researchers collected obsidian artifacts and measured how much water had been absorbed by the glass pieces. This analysis combined with knowledge of local climate patterns allowed the scientists to to determine how long various settlements had been inhabited.

The results showed that settlements in areas of the island where rain was either scarce or excessive were short-lived and abandoned prior to the arrival of the Europeans -- suggesting climate challenges and soil overuse played a role in driving out some Easter Islanders.

How the Bible was used to justify slavery: Why slaves adopted their oppressor's religion—and transformed it.

The theory of evolution What scientists believe it is and isn`t

How the Bible was used to justify slavery:

The Christian church's main justification of the concept of slavery is based on Genesis 9:25-27. According to the Bible, the worldwide flood had concluded and there were only 8 humans alive on earth: Noah, his wife, their six sons and daughters in law. Noah's son Ham had seen "the nakedness of his father." So, Noah laid a curse -- not on Ham, who was guilty of some undefined type of indiscretion.
The sin was transferred to Noah's grandson Canaan. Such transference of sin from a guilty to an innocent person or persons is unusual in the world's religious and secular moral codes. It is normally considered highly unethical. However, it appears in many biblical passages. The curse extended to all of Canaan's descendants:

bulletGenesis 9:25-27: "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers. He also said, 'Blessed be the Lord,
the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japeth
live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave
'. "

The Inconceivable Start of African-American ChristianityChristians traditionally believed that Canaan had settled in Africa. The dark skin of Africans became associated with this "curse of Ham." Thus
slavery of Africans became religiously justifiable. Author Anthony Pagden wrote:

"This reading of the Book of Genesis merged easily into a
medieval iconographic tradition in which devils were always depicted as
black. Later pseudo-scientific theories would be built around African
skull shapes, dental structure, and body postures, in an attempt to find
an unassailable argument--rooted in whatever the most persuasive
contemporary idiom happened to be: law, theology, genealogy, or natural
science -- why one part of the human race should live in perpetual
indebtedness to another."

But in ancient times, cursing a whole race into slavery was considered acceptable because it was in the Bible. American slave owners, almost all of whom were Christians, felt that they were carrying out God's plan by buying and using slaves. 

Slavery was also condoned and regulated in many passages of the in the Bible. There is no record of Jesus having commented on it. Paul had every
opportunity to condemn slavery, particularly in his Epistle to Philemon.
But he remained silent, except to urge slaves to be content with their lot and to obey their owners. More on slavery in the Bible.

The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity | Christianity Today

Peter Randolph, a slave in Prince George County, Virginia, until he was freed in 1847, described the secret prayer meetings he had attended as a slave. "Not being allowed to hold meetings on the plantation," he wrote, "the slaves assemble in the swamp, out of reach of the patrols. They have an understanding among themselves as to the time and place. … This is often done by the first one arriving breaking boughs from the trees and bending them in the direction of the selected spot.

"After arriving and greeting one another, men and women sat in groups together. Then there was "preaching … by the brethren, then praying and singing all around until they generally feel quite happy."

The speaker rises "and talks very slowly, until feeling the spirit, he grows excited, and in a short time there fall to the ground 20 or 30 men and women under its influence.

"The slave forgets all his sufferings," Randolph summed up, "except to remind others of the trials during the past week, exclaiming, 'Thank God, I shall not live here always!' "

The Secret Religion of the Slaves | Christian History

By the eve of the Civil War, Christianity had pervaded the slave community. Not all slaves were Christian, nor were all those who accepted Christianity members of a church, but the doctrines, symbols, and vision of life preached by Christianity were familiar to most.

The religion of the slaves was both visible and invisible, formally organized and spontaneously adapted. Regular Sunday worship in the local church was paralleled by illicit, or at least informal, prayer meetings on weeknights in the slave cabins. Preachers licensed by the church and hired by the master were supplemented by slave preachers licensed only by the spirit. Texts from the Bible, which most slaves could not read, were explicated by verses from the spirituals. Slaves forbidden by masters to attend church or, in some cases, even to pray, risked floggings to attend secret gatherings to worship God.

His own experience of the “invisible institution” was recalled by former slave Wash Wilson:

“When de niggers go round singin’ ‘Steal Away to Jesus,’ dat mean dere gwine be a ’ligious meetin’ dat night. De masters … didn’t like dem ’ligious meetin’s so us natcherly slips off at night, down in de bottoms or somewhere. Sometimes us sing and pray all night.”

H-1B Immigration Visa: Not all immigrates are taking low wage jobs, many are in computer science, health care, university teaching, engineering, law, and other white collar positions

HB1 Visa Information | Rules for Immigration to America
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, which allows US companies to employ foreign individuals for up to six years. Individuals cannot apply for an H1B visa to allow them to work in the US. The employer must petition for entry of the employee. H1B visas are subject to annual quotas. Based on previous years, the new H1B quota will not last long. The 2007 quota of visas for the year was exhausted within less than 2 months. More than half of the total number of H1B visas granted in 2007 were issued to Indians. Most of these visas went to IT professionals.
The H1B visa program is the primary method for bringing professional-level foreign employees into the USA. The H1B visa enables US employers to hire foreign professionals for a specified period of time - workers in speciality occupations can work in the US for up to a total of six years. This visa is considered desirable because, unlike many other non-immigrant visa categories, it is a "dual intent" visa. This means that means that visa holders can apply for a Green Card (Legal Permanent Residency).
To qualify for an H1B visa the job offered must be in speciality occupation (listed below) and documentation is required from the employer to confirm this. Confirmation is required that the employee has the appropriate credentials for the job. The employer needs to verify that the prevailing wage for the work being performed is being paid and that employment of a foreign worker is not harming conditions for US workers.
Qualifying occupations are in computer science, health care, university teaching, engineering, law, accounting, financial analysis, management consulting, architecture and scientific research positions.
H-1B visa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). It allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. If a foreign worker in H-1B status quits or is dismissed from the sponsoring employer, the worker must either apply for and be granted a change of status to another non-immigrant status, find another employer (subject to application for adjustment of status and/or change of visa), or leave the U.S.
The regulations define a "specialty occupation" as requiring theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor[1] including but not limited to biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as a minimum[2] (with the exception of fashion models, who must be "of distinguished merit and ability").[3] Likewise, the foreign worker must possess at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and state licensure, if required to practice in that field. H-1B work-authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponsoring employer.
In depth yearly analysis of 7 years (2008' to 2014') H1b
& employers database can be found in Free and Open Human Edited H1b Database
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2min. & 40sec. of circumstantial evidence convicts Black man, Jeffrey Sterling, of Espionage while (Libby and) Cheney walk free

Former Top Spy Calls CIA Leak Verdict an 'Injustice'
Patrick Lang doesn’t like leaks, not after decades as a Green Beret and a second career at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he ran worldwide spying operations. But on Monday, he called the conviction of former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges, for allegedly leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter, “an injustice.”
Sterling, 47, a 10-year veteran of the spy agency, was accused of telling reporter James Risen about a bizarre, failed CIA operation to derail Iran’s nuclear weapons program by providing it with deliberately misleading technical blueprints, supposedly from a disaffected Russian scientist code-named Merlin. (Sterling was Merlin’s handler, or case officer, in spy jargon.)
Risen published an account of the operation in his 2006 book, State of War, calling it “hopelessly botched, and possibly backfiring by giving the Iranians blueprints that could be useful to them if they sorted out the good information from the errors,” according to an Associated Press summary.

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Convicted of Espionage (video)
NOOR: And this case is entirely circumstantial. There's no direct evidence linking Sterling to this leak.
WHEELER: No, there are two minutes and 40 seconds of phone conversations, the content of which we don't have any knowledge, before Risen had his complete draft of a story that The New York Times quashed in April 2003. There's an email sharing an unclassified CNN story on Iran's nuclear weapons from March 2003. And then there are further communications from 2004 and 2005, when Sterling lived in Missouri. Again, we don't know the content of any of those. We've got snippets of email conversations that say things like, I really want to talk to you.
And then the one other thing. We know, for example, that details of Sterling's performance review show up in the book. And that's one of the things the prosecution brought up in the closing argument that I think made it clear that Sterling had some conversation with Risen about it. And then there was a detailed--it wasn't submitted as evidence, but nevertheless the jury got to hear it, that Sterling's prior attorney had called the CIA saying he might go to the press in early 2003. Now, the jury wasn't supposed to take that as evidence, but if they did, I could see why they would find that compelling, even though the government didn't have the evidence to submit that in their case-in-chief.
So that--I mean, I've said online--I also covered the CIA leak case against Scooter Libby, and I can tell you that there was far more direct evidence implicating Libby and Cheney in leaking Valerie Plame's identity than there was against Sterling, and nobody did any prison time for that.
The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower | Norman Solomon
The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower.
Sterling's indictment four years ago received fleeting news coverage that recited the government's charges. From the outset, the Justice Department portrayed him as bitter and vengeful -- with the classic trash-the-whistleblower word "disgruntled" thrown in -- all of which the mainline media dutifully recounted without any other perspective.
This is how a police state protects “secrets”: Jeffrey Sterling, the CIA and up to 80 years on circumstantial evidence - Salon.com
Jeffrey SterlingThe participants in the economy of shared tips and intelligence in Washington D.C., breathed a collective sigh of relief when, on January 12, the government announced it would not force James Risen to testify in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling. “Press freedom was safe! Our trade in leaks is safe!” observers seemed to conclude, and they returned to their squalid celebration of an oppressive Saudi monarch.
That celebration about information sharing is likely premature. Because, along the way to the conviction of Sterling this week on all nine counts – including seven counts under the Espionage Act — something far more banal yet every bit as dear to D.C.’s economy of secrets may have been criminalized: unclassified tips.
To understand why that’s true, you need to know a bit about how the Department of Justice larded on charges against Sterling to get to what represents a potential 80-year maximum sentence (though he’s unlikely to get that). Sterling was accused — and ultimately convicted — of leaking two related things: First, information about the Merlin operation to deal flawed nuclear blueprints to Iran, as well as the involvement of a Russian engineer referred to as Merlin in the trial. In addition to that, the government charged Sterling separately for leaking a document (one which the FBI never found, in anyone’s possession): a letter Merlin included along with the nuclear blueprints he wrapped in a newspaper and left in the mailbox of Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency. So the government convicted Sterling of leaking two things: information about the operation, and a letter that was used in the operation.
Then, having distinguished the operation from the letter, DOJ started multiplying. They charged Sterling for leaking the operation to Risen, then charged him for causing Risen to attempt to write a 2003 New York Times article about it, then charged him for causing Risen to publish a book chapter about it: one leak, three counts of espionage.
Then they charged Sterling for improperly retaining the letter (again, FBI never found it, not in CIA’s possession, not in Sterling’s possession, and Merlin purportedly destroyed his version before anyone could find it in his possession). Then DOJ charged Sterling for leaking the letter to Risen, then charged him for causing Risen to attempt to write a 2003 New York Times article including it, then charged him for causing Risen to publish a book chapter including verbatim excerpts from it (apparently Risen is a better investigator than FBI, because he found a copy): one letter, four more counts under the Espionage Act.
CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts — RT News

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