Friday, November 29, 2013

South Carolina Police Grab Innocent Cell User’s Data Through ‘Tower Dump’



Sheriffs in Richland County, South Carolina are currently defending the use of a controversial investigation method that grants them access to thousands of cell phone user’s data.

The technique, known as a “Tower Dump,” allows law enforcement to request all call, text and data transmissions from any specific time period from a cell tower’s provider. Search warrants obtained by WLTX News uncovered Richland County Sheriffs use of the technique during several cases including a 2011 vehicle break-in outside a sheriff’s home.
Although police must obtain and present a search warrant to cell providers in order to access the data, the amount of information gathered, especially on those not suspected of a crime, presents a clear constitutional violation.
“To turn over everybody’s telephone data to the police unrelated to any suspicion of crime, I think that’s an unreasonable search and seizure,” First Amendment attorney Jay Bender told WLTX. “I don’t think that’s permitted by the Constitution.”
Under South Carolina evidence retention laws, if a suspect is convicted of a crime in which a Tower Dump was used, police can hold onto all information gathered for up to seven years, including the data of all innocent cell users.

According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, innocent cell users have nothing to fear but apparently wave their rights once their data connects to a cell tower.
“Somebody’s innocent phone tower data, we don’t need that, we don’t want it, we don’t care for it,” Sheriff Leon Lott said. “We’re not infringing on their rights. When they use that telephone they understand that that information is going to go to a tower.”
South Carolina resident and counter-terrorism consultant Keith Pounds says he supports Tower Dumps, but argues that legal constraints regarding the technology’s use by law enforcement is shaky at best.
“Inform us or at least those couple of hundred or couple of thousand people, innocent people, inform them that hey, we acquired your information for this particular crime. We’re going to purge the data and get rid of it,” Pounds said.
Currently, information on the number of law enforcement agencies using Tower Dumps is unknown, but many suspect the use is wide-spread. Unfortunately, Tower Dumps are only one of many techniques slowly chipping away at the Fourth Amendment.
Just last month, a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing revealed a 2010 NSA pilot project that used cellphone towers to map peoples’ locations unknowingly, providing yet another example of the dangers of unchecked surveillance powers.
Other cell phone data harvesting techniques used by law enforcement were uncovered earlier this month in Seattle, where a Homeland Security funded mesh network was found to be recording mobile device users’ information, including the last 1,000 places visited. Exclusive documents obtained by Storyleak and Infowars revealed a multitude of local and federal agencies tied into the mesh network, allowing groups such as the Seattle Fusion Center to track unsuspecting residents


Read more: http://www.storyleak.com/south-carolina-police-grab-innocent-cell-users-data-tower-dump/#ixzz2m32N8XOe

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Liberal professor calls for genocide, says white males should commit suicide

   Noel Ignatiev calls for genocide of white people.
On his last day of teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Professor Noel Ignatiev reportedly received a standing ovation when he told his class that white males are a cancer and they should kill themselves, Jim Hoft reported at the Gateway Pundit Monday, citing an interview posted at the Diversity Report.


   

“If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others," he said, according to Ivan Fernando.
Fernando, who wrote the piece at the Diversity Report, called Ignatiev's comments "sound and reasonable" words that "resonate with every enlightened and progressive mind."
"They are indisputable and no one can debate them," he added, calling those who object to Ignatiev's outrageous call "far-right extremists."
Fernando said he spoke to Ignatiev about his statement in a phone interview.
According to Fernando's account, Ignatiev doubled down on his comments, attributing criticism to "white supremacist attitudes."
"The goal of destroying the white race is simply so desirable, it boggles the mind trying to understand how anyone could possibly object to it," he said.
He went on to explain that those who object to his call for genocide "are themselves white supremacists."
"They wish to go on oppressing and exploiting other races and maintaining their own privileged positions of power. That is the conscious and sometimes subconscious motivation of all of my critics. That is why they object to destroying the cancer of humanity known as the white race. That ugly disease, which dares to call itself a people and a culture," he explained.
When asked if only white males need to be exterminated, Ignatiev said that the entire race needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.
"Obviously, all whites need to be destroyed, but why not start with white males? They are behind most of history’s greatest atrocities," he said, while acknowledging in rather colorful terms that black men like to have sex with white women.
"Eventually white women can breed out, but my feeling is that if you are a white male, you should kill yourself now. If you are a thoughtful person, with a social consciousness who considers himself white, you will consider suicide. It’s the right thing to do," he added.
In the interview, he read an email he supposedly received from someone who took offense at his suggestion and called it "absurd and irrational." Fernando apparently agreed with Ignatiev's assessment.
Ignatiev also slammed Christianity, Jesus Christ and the celebration of Christmas.
"Christmas and white culture disgust me," he said. "I hate this time of year so much. I hate going outside and seeing Christmas trees or Christmas lights. They should be banned! A Christmas tree is just one notch above a burning cross in my opinion!"
Not only is Ignatiev white, he has a long history of controversial remarks.
The Washington Times reported in 2002 that Ignatiev, a fellow at Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute and a man described as a "one-time steelworker and Marxist activist," expressed a desire to abolish the white race, echoing the statements he allegedly made in his class.
Ignatiev, who did not appear willing to lead by example, told Fernando that reaction to his screed has been largely positive.
"Perhaps we are finally coming to an awareness in this country that the cancer known as the white race must be obliterated. Especially in the form of white males," he said.
He then went into full "Hitler" mode, suggesting death camps for white people.
"Eventually, I would like to put white males in concentration camps and work them to death just like they’ve done to everyone else. When they are all dead we can throw a party and dance around their corpses," he said.
"I certainly hope so," Fernando said in agreement. "I hope you are right. If so it is the dawning of a new era of peace and progress."
In February 2011, we first opined that liberalism is an ideology of hate and rage. Ignatiev, and those who support his call for genocide, has once again proven our theory that liberalism has become an ideology of genocidal hate and rage.
Neither Ignatiev nor the Diversity Report has responded to our request for comments.
Update: Professor Ignatiev responded after this article was published. He did not deny the quote attributed to him, saying only that he had received a number of emails about the same topic in the last 48 hours. The Diversity Report still has not responded to our inquiries.
Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/liberal-professor-calls-for-genocide-says-white-males-should-commit-suicide

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vanessa VanDyke told to cut hair or leave Faith Christian Academy



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A private school in Florida has threatened to EXPEL 12yr old, Vanessa Van Dyke if she doesn't cut or shape her hair by next week. She has attended Faith Christian Academy since she was in the third grade.


Vanessa VanDyke told to cut hair or leave Faith Christian Academy

A Central Florida teen told Local 6 on Monday she faced expulsion because administrators at her private school wanted her to cut and shape her hair. But a day later, administrators appeared to have changed their mind, saying she will not be expelled.

[UPDATE: Girl won't be expelled over hairstyle |[Click here to see Local 6's original report]
Vanessa VanDyke said she was given one week to decide to whether cut her hair or leave Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, a school she's been going to since the third grade.
But for now, she and her mother do not plan to change her hair because it is part of the 12-year-old's identity. But her natural hair style comes with a cost.
"It says that I'm unique," said VanDyke. "First of all, it's puffy and I like it that way. I know people will tease me about it because it's not straight. I don't fit in."
VanDyke said that first the teasing from other students, but now, school leaders seem to be singling her out for her appearance.
Faith Christian Academy has a dress code and rules against how students can wear their hair. The student handbook reads: "Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction," and goes on to state examples that include, but are not limited to, mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails.
"A distraction to one person is not a distraction to another," said VanDyke's mother, Sabrina Kent. "You can have a kid come in with pimples on his face. Are you going to call that a distraction?"
VanDyke said she's had her large, natural hair all year long, but it only became an issue after the family complained about students teasing her about her hair.
"There have been bullies in the school," said Kent. "There have been people teasing her about her hair, and it seems to me that they're blaming her."
"I'm depressed about leaving my friends and people that I've known for a while, but I'd rather have that than the principals and administrators picking on me and saying that I should change my hair," said VanDyke.
"I'm going to fight for my daughter," Kent said. "If she wants her hair like that, she will keep her hair like that. There are people out there who may think that natural hair is not appropriate. She is beautiful the way she is."
School administrators told Local 6 in a statement on Tuesday, "we're not asking her to put products in her hair or cut her hair. We're asking her to style her hair within the guidelines according to the school handbook."
Vanessa and her mother will be discussing her hairstyle over Thanksgiving as school is in recess until Monday.

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty
It's estimated that one in eight people worldwide live in so-called slums, which, in some cities, makes visiting these informally maintained neighborhoods unavoidable. Although controversial, the practice of "slum tourism" has become a popular way for tourists to engage with poverty on a personal level. But why go visit an actual slum when you can simply stay at a luxury resort that looks like a slum?
The Emoya Luxury Hotel and Spa near Bloemfontein, South Africa offers Shanty Town, a dozen shacks made from scrap wood and corrugated metal that it thinks is the perfect setting for your next corporate retreat or wedding anniversary. The resort has gone to great lengths to recreate the joys of slum living without the nuisances of crime, disease, or poor sanitation: "Now you can experience staying in a Shanty within the safe environment of a private game reserve. This is the only Shanty Town in the world equipped with under-floor heating and wireless internet access!"

For those of you worried that the presence of heating and wi-fi might not make for an authentic slum experience, don't worry! Shanty Town has made it more realistic for you by installing a "famous 'long-drop' outside toilet" and encouraging guests to heat water in outdoor fires. By burning toxic, life expectancy-lowering trash, I hope!
A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty
The rooms will set you back about $82 a night, which some have noted is a half month's salary for the average South African.
A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty
Reviews on Trip Advisor were mixed. While one guest praised it as a "real experience," and even enjoyed a barbecue under the stars at their shack, another cautioned that slums do not offer good value: "Do not even consider staying in the Shanty Town. For the price you can stay in a luxury bed and breakfast establishment. An average caravan park with chalets will have the same experience." [This Is Africa via Urbanphoto]
A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty

Same Crisis Actor Interviewed at LAX Shooting and 9/11 Twin Towers

      
Have to love when the government gets caught in their own web of lies. First you have a shooter with the last name of “CIAnCIA” and now you find the same guy being interviewed at both the LAX shooting and ground zero on 9/11.
Nick Pugh also did not have an I.D. on him or plane ticket but was at an airport? Not the least bit suspicious.nick-pugh-witness
Take a look for yourself.




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sixth Graders Polled On Gay Marriage, Abortion And Gun Control

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Parents of a sixth grade student at the Milam Elementary School in Tupelo, Mississippi were shocked when their daughter brought home a political beliefs worksheet that teachers asked students to fill out.


The in-class assignment entitled “Are you a Democrat or Republican?” was posted to the “Stop Common Core in Mississippi” Facebook page with a message alleging that the young female student was told not to talk about or take the assignment outside of class, although some refuted the claim.
Regardless, the assignment, written for 11-year-old children, asks students what their beliefs were on such issues as abortion, gun control and gay marriage, before having them tally up their “D” and “R” answers to determine which establishment party they belonged to.
The worksheet, which has a clear bias towards more government control, goes on to frame such topics as healthcare as supporting care for everyone including the poor if you are a Democrat, and essentially denying care to those who cannot afford it if you are a Republican. The paper gives no historical context of the incredible failures of government run healthcare, the millions currently losing their health insurance due to government intervention, or the government’s direct relation to dwindling quality, skyrocketing costs and loss of charity care as the push for government monopoly by both parties’ leadership continues.
The section regarding beliefs on military spending attempts to paint the Democratic party as more anti-war and pro-veteran with Republicans supporting more military intervention and bare minimum aid for those who served. Despite the so called anti-war left becoming nearly non-existent as President Obama expands his drone program and foreign entanglements, the reality of the Republican and Democrat leadership’s continued support of radical jihadists, while ignoring our veterans perils at home, is unsurprisingly absent.
Many parents not only found the assignment highly inappropriate, but question if the assignment was an attempt to gauge families’ political affiliations given the fact that many sixth graders would likely repeat what they heard at home, not having a true personal understanding of the listed topics. The assignment also clearly attempts to push children into the mindset that there are only two political parties and two mainline opinions to hold on any important topic.
Just last month, 12-year-old students in Colorado were given a similar assignment as well. A quiz entitled “Righty or Lefty?” had near-identical questions, clearly leading children towards the assumption that government is the answer to all issues facing the country.
In similar fashion, parents in Arkansas were shocked to learn that their sixth grade students were being asked to revise the “outdated” Bill of Rights after an assignment informed them that the U.S. government decided that it “may not remain in its current form any longer.”
Other outrages, such as fourth grade students in Illinois being forced to read a biography of the president that labels all white voters as inherently racist, have contributed to the rise in homeschooling as parents reject the MSNBC talking point that all children belong to the “collective” and not their parents.

Read more: http://www.storyleak.com/sixth-grade-students-told-hide-political-beleifs-worksheet-parents/#ixzz2lcybK7Jz

Nas Unhappy With State of Hip-Hop, Says "The Realness" Is Dead



Nas has been vocal about his take on the state of hip-hop in the past and during a recent video interview with NBC's Talk Stoop the Life Is Good emcee discusses how he sees the culture at the moment. And surprise, he still isn't too happy about it.
"Today [Hip Hop] lost integrity. It's lost meaning. It's lost it's love which is why I made a Hip Hop Is Dead album," says Nas. He goes on to add that "the realness" of Hip Hop is dead.

Nas planned to use another album as a platform to make a statement as well. His 2008 LP was originally going to be named Ni**er before he changed it to Untitled. When Talk Stoop host Cat Greenleaf asked Nas what she should to tell her adopted African American children when they ask about the "N-word" the 20 year music veteran offered his advice.

"The truth. You know what racism is. You know what discrimination is," stated Nas. "You can research it together and experience it together and get a whole different answer." 


Friday, November 22, 2013

Textbook Tells Fourth Graders ‘White Voters’ Were Unlikely To Support Black President

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 Children at Bluffview Elementary who have been assigned to read the book, entitled “Barack Obama,” published by Lerner Publications and a part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program, were informed on page 40 that despite Obama being a “nice fellow,” many allegedly believed that no white American would vote for him in 2008 based solely on the color of his skin.
“But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads.
The book, approved for children as young as seven years old, also goes on to specifically mention controversial comments made by President Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright, while also claiming that the president has worked to bring whites and blacks together.
The book’s comments were brought to the attention of the “Moms Against Duncan” Facebook page, a group of parents and education activists opposed to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who recently claimed that “white suburban moms” only opposed Common Core because it showed that their children weren’t as smart as they thought, attempting to paint the nation-wide backlash against the curriculum as a race based issue.
“Would it have been possible for him to be elected (twice) without the support of vast numbers of white Americans?” one member stated.
The book appears to follow the viewpoint that all opposition to the president is based purely on race, which has reached near-comedic levels in its absurdity. Some are now even claiming that opposition to Obamacare is pure racism, despite 55 percent of the public being opposed to its disastrous roll out as millions get dropped from their current providers.
The book raises even more questions over what exactly children are being taught through the Common Core approved curriculum, which has continued to produce inaccurate and highly questionable material.
Just last month, sixth grade students in Arkansas were asked to throw out two amendments in the “outdated” Bill of Rights, causing major backlash from parents.
The month prior, students in several states using a Common Core approved textbook not only found incorrect interpretations of the Second Amendment, but were also taught that Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War, labeled as the “American mobs,” were the same as “guerrilla” groups like those that fought in Vietnam in the 1960s.

Read more: http://www.storyleak.com/textbook-tells-fourth-graders-white-voters-unlikely-support-black-president/#ixzz2lP8xVshK

Who Killed John F Kennedy??? 50 Years Later!!

      




  


 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

#YesWeKhan | Let The Church,Mosque & Synagogue Say Amen ...The Spirit Of Truth Has Come!!!

     



In an amazing series of prophecies Louis Farrakhan, who has been banned from Britain since 1986: Predicted (during a 1990 appearance on 'Donahue') the shocking racial divide seen in the 1995 OJ Simpson & 2013 Trayvon Martin verdicts (1:26:42); Predicted (during a 1995 appearance on CNN's 'Larry King Live') the election of a Black president in 2008 (1:37:34); Predicted (during a 1996 sermon in Chicago) an extinction-level UFO event soon to take place in America (1:40:12); Predicted (during a 2002 appearance on CNN's 'Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer') the overthrow of Libya's Gaddafi in 2011, the ongoing efforts to topple Syria's Assad and the coming 'Caribbean Spring' to oust the Castro regime in Cuba (55:13). 

In this epic film Farrakhan also:

Challenges GOP & Democrats (21:49); Warns UN ambassador Bill Richardson (31:01); Exposes forces behind British ban (35:13); Unmasks Abraham Foxman and ADL (37:14); Defends Winnie Mandela and slaps PW Botha (42:44); Rips Mike Wallace on Nigeria (45:53); Rebuts charges of anti-Semitism (46:45); Dismantles lies over Lockerbie (47:39); Defends self against hate charges (51:07); Exposes big business lobbies in US congress (54:09); Refuses to apologize for truth-telling (55:55); Rebuts 'Judaism is a gutter religion' lie (59:03); Offers Jewish community dialogue (1:02:00); Defends Gaddafi and rips UN press corps (1:04:01); Discloses Elijah Muhammad's secret prophecy (1:09:23); Discusses epic 1995 Million Man March (1:11:37); Chides orthodox Muslims for hypocrisy (1:15:44); Blasts enemy control of Black America (1:17:00); Muses about his white fans (1:19:03); Challenges Peter King to showdown (1:21:06); Warns America against his assassination (1:23:22); Admonishes America for abandoning Gold Standard (1:25:36); Denounces gangsta rappers for spreading filth (1:28:32); Responds to President Clinton's attacks (1:34:10); Defended by white fans Joe Lieberman (10:10), Jude Wanniski (9:26) and Michael Pfleger (12:57); Again warns America against his assassination (1:41:22); Details meetings with world leaders (1:43:42); Discusses $1 BILLION cash gift from Gaddafi (1:45:10); Addresses prostate cancer battle (1:48:58); Challenges media on Sudan slavery (1:50:15); Provides solution to Mideast conflict (1:52:54); Charges US government with genocide (1:54:10); Praises Jewish violin maestro Jascha Heifetz (1:58:23); Offers to broker Mideast peace (2:02:01); Reaches out to Jewish detractors (2:06:42); Discusses his Sudan peace efforts (2:09:36); Exposes secret ADL memo (2:22:20); Calls for Slavery reparations (2:29:51).

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Could it be that the same forces which (according to the British 'Daily Express') murdered Princess Diana as she was poised to elope with the Muslim movie producer Dodi Fayed have deemed that a British visit by Farrakhan could unleash a 'British Autumn' uprising throughout the UK and thus poses an existential threat to the ruling establishment that must be thwarted at all costs?

Let the debate begin: 

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Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So Oct/Nov 2013





Strange and extreme weather events over the past 30 days on this upload. Video posting on this channel will get back to normal after the holidays. Thank you for being patient, thanks for watching and stay safe all...

*This series does not mean the world is ending! These are documentaries of series of extreme weather events that are leading to bigger earth changes. If you are following the series, than you are seeing the signs. 

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Immediate Music - The Last Time
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The 5th Element Friction prod. Dj Static featured on "Indie Artist Radio Show" #72 Hosted by Joe Kleon


                                                             
                                                              
    The 5th Element Friction prod. Dj Static featured on "Indie Artist Radio Show" Hosted by Joe Kleon


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dick Gregory (Full Length) 2013 "Too Few Know"

     



Dick Gregory (Full Length) 2013 "Too Few Know"

9/11: Advancing the Truth
Washington, DC
September 13-15, 2013
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This historic national 9/11 truth conference was held September 14-15, 2013 on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. This conference, which culminated a week of other 9/11 truth activities held in Washington, DC this year, is co-sponsored by DC911truth.org, Connecticut 9/11 Truth and Monterey CA 9/11 Truth. 

Many outstanding speakers participated including Matt Sullivan, Frank Tolopko, Richard Gage, Webster Tarpley, Kevin Barrett, Barbara Honegger, Isa Hodge, Barry Kissin, Louis Wolf, Mark H. Gaffney, Wayne Madsen, Dwain Deets, M.D. Alam, Dick Gregory, representatives of the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) and representatives of varying sides of the debate on what happened at the Pentagon.

The conference site was the Sheraton Pentagon City, located directly opposite the Pentagon, with a clear view of the west section of the building where the attack occurred. 
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Tags: Matt Sullivan, Frank Tolopko, Richard Gage, Webster Tarpley, Kevin Barrett, Barbara Honegger, Isa Hodge, Barry Kissin, Louis Wolf, Mark H. Gaffney, Wayne Madsen, Dwain Deets, M.D. Alam, Dick Gregory, American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC)
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Produced: 2013, Episode: DC911-DG2, Category: Education

Parents outraged Washington Schools implementing Right Hand Scanners !!


PUYALLUP, Wash. —
Puyallup School District says by the end of the year, every lunchroom will have palm scanning devices that will allow students to pay for their lunch with a wave of a hand.
"Efficiency is another reason for implementing this. The accuracy of the scanner reduces human error, reduces fraud, the ability for students to share numbers allows parents to know the money that they're spending is being spent on their child's lunch," said Brian Fox, spokesperson for Puyallup School District.
The district says the devices will be in all 32 schools by the end of the school year. 
So far, Wildwood Elementary and Stahl Junior High have the scanners in their lunchrooms.
Christina Allen has a daughter in middle school and said she was blindsided by a letter that her daughter came home with that said the scanners would be used at Kalles Junior High in a few weeks. 
"I have issue with privacy with that. If the school district needs my signature in order to obtain my daughter's photograph and use that photograph in publication because of a privacy issue, then I believe I should have to sign an authorization to use my child's identity and for them to do that," said Allen. 
The scanners work by using infrared technology to look for vein patterns in palms. 
"To hear those words 'vein recognition program' huge it's very invasive to me. What is it in my daughter's veins do they need to photograph or have that information?" said Allen. 
But Fox says the school district cannot access the biometric scans. 
"It doesn't take a picture of a finger print or a handprint, it simply connects the activity of the vein to the number system where the account where the parents have already given us their Visa number or MasterCard number and paid for lunches. It's the same information we already keep like Social Security numbers and phone numbers and addresses, we are charged with keeping confidential," said Fox. 
Students do have the option of opting out of using the scanners, and accessing their accounts by punching in an identification number.
 At the two schools that are using the scanners, 12 students have opted out and 1,500 students that have not.
The Puyallup School District spent $38,695 on 71 scanners.

Parents outraged over palm scanning devices in Puyallup lunchrooms 
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5 Pointz, Embattled Graffiti ‘Mecca,’ Painted Over by Building Owner

5 Pointz, Embattled Graffiti ‘Mecca,’ Painted Over by Building Owner


The ongoing fight to protect the aerosol art exhibited on the exterior of the building known the world over as 5 Pointz has been dealt a crushing blow.

Despite many legal attempts by 5 Pointz caretakers against the building’s owner, the road to demolition has been more and more likely in recent days.
After a temporary restraining order was lifted in court, building management wasted little time in finally dealing what could be a death-blow to the movement to protect years of legal graffiti art painted on the iconic site, whitewashing the building overnight and into the morning.
Jonathan “Meres One” Cohen, curator and caretaker of the site, stated via Facebook:
Today jerry wolkoff showed his appreciation for the art and the community ..the building got painted white overnight ..Rip 5 pointz ..11years of work washed away
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This morning, Vanishing NY broke the news that the beloved graffiti haven, 5 Pointz, had been whitewashed overnight. According to the organization’s Twitter, it was painted overnight by the owners Jerry and David Wolkoff with police protection.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

911 call by girlfriend of George Zimmerman on November 18, 2013.




Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

      

During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the confines of segregation. A steady stream of African Americans migrated away from the South in what's called the Great Migration.

Unraveling Sandy Hook In 2-3-4 and 5 Dimensions


The most intelligent articulate disection of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre at Sandy Hook, Connecticut.




Bitcoin = Drug trade? Angry US govt seeks to curb alternative currency



The renegade crypto-currency that's used to avoid the watchful eye of financial authorities, has made history yet again. Bitcoin's value surged past 500 dollars this weekend after months of steady growth. But as the currency is scoring more and more points it keeps raising eyebrows in Washington, as Gayane Chichakyan reports.