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Sept. 6
‘Zombies are coming!’ U.S. homeland security department warns
Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you’re prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.
Emergency planners were encouraged to use the threat of zombies — the flesh-hungry, walking dead — to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters. Organizers also noted the relative proximity to Halloween.

A few of the government’s suggestions tracked closely with some of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularized in the 2009 movie “Zombieland,” which included “always carry a change of underwear” and “when in doubt, know your way out.”

‘Zombies are coming!’ U.S. homeland security department warns

Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you’re prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

Emergency planners were encouraged to use the threat of zombies — the flesh-hungry, walking dead — to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters. Organizers also noted the relative proximity to Halloween.

A few of the government’s suggestions tracked closely with some of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularized in the 2009 movie “Zombieland,” which included “always carry a change of underwear” and “when in doubt, know your way out.”


Aug. 16

Construction of Keystone XL Begins, Met by Day of Action Across Texas and Oklahoma

“TransCanada is putting families that wanted nothing to do with this pipeline in harm’s way,” Tar Sands Blockade Spokesperson Ron Seifert said. “Since our leaders and representatives will do nothing to protect our friends and neighbors, the Tar Sands Blockade is calling for people everywhere to join us and defend our local communities from a multinational bully.”

The message remains clear, people across the political spectrum, from Tea Partiers to environmentalists are uniting to TransCanada that while this project has started, we will not allow it to be finished.

“In the midst of record heat and drought, this just adds insult to injury,” says 350.org Founder Bill McKibben.. “More risk, more carbon, more heat–all the things farmers and ranchers don’t need.” This is a risk we can’t afford to take.

Planned events today include actions in Dallas, Houston, and Cushing in solidarity with landowners who say TransCanada has bullied and manipulated them through the use of eminent domain for private gain. 

“TransCanada lied to me from day one,” says Susan Scott, a local landowner in East Texas whose land was expropriated. “I worked 37 years for my farm, and TransCanada believes it is entitled to a piece of my home.”

Organizers with the Tar Sands Blockade are taking a stand, demonstrating their commitment to protect the public’s health, safety, and constitutional rights, and to preserve the integrity of the environment that supports local communities across the region.

Plans to integrate the proposed southern segment the existing Keystone system would allow extractors in Canada to transfer a toxic tar sands slurry directly to the export market in the Gulf Coast. This expansion of the petrochemical industry will pad the pockets of Gulf Coast refineries–operating in a foreign trade zone to escape state and federal taxes–while endangering hundreds of communities between Cushing, OK and Port Arthur, TX.


Aug. 14


Correa: Ecuador hopes to decide on Assange asylum this week
August 14, 2012
Ecuador is likely to announce a decision on whether to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before the end of the week in a case with diplomatic implications around the world, President Rafael Correa said on Monday. Assange has been taking refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sex crime allegations. The former computer hacker, who enraged Washington in 2010 when his WikiLeaks website published thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, says he fears he could be sent to the United States, where he believes his life would be at risk. “We have to review the process in Sweden,” Correa said in a television interview. “We have to look at the possibility that he may be extradited to the United States, that there may be a secret court there, that he may face the death penalty. “We expect to have a meeting on Wednesday (with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino) and I hope to make an announcement before the end of the week.” Leftist leader Correa said he sympathizes with Assange but also feels respect for the British legal system and for international law. He said his government already has gathered enough information to take a responsible decision. Neither U.S. nor Swedish authorities have charged Assange with anything. Swedish prosecutors want to question him about allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two WikiLeaks supporters in 2010. Assange says he had consensual sex with the women. It is not clear how Assange would travel to Ecuador if he is granted asylum. By diplomatic convention, British police cannot enter the embassy without Ecuador’s approval. But he has no way of boarding a plane to Ecuador without passing through London and exposing himself to arrest. Correa last month met with Assange’s mother, who traveled to the Andean country to plead for her son’s asylum request. Patino also met with former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who was appointed to head Assange’s legal team.
Julian Assange has been inside Ecuador’s embassy in London since June 19, 2012. 
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Correa: Ecuador hopes to decide on Assange asylum this week

August 14, 2012

Ecuador is likely to announce a decision on whether to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before the end of the week in a case with diplomatic implications around the world, President Rafael Correa said on Monday.

Assange has been taking refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sex crime allegations.

The former computer hacker, who enraged Washington in 2010 when his WikiLeaks website published thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, says he fears he could be sent to the United States, where he believes his life would be at risk.

“We have to review the process in Sweden,” Correa said in a television interview. “We have to look at the possibility that he may be extradited to the United States, that there may be a secret court there, that he may face the death penalty.

“We expect to have a meeting on Wednesday (with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino) and I hope to make an announcement before the end of the week.”

Leftist leader Correa said he sympathizes with Assange but also feels respect for the British legal system and for international law. He said his government already has gathered enough information to take a responsible decision.

Neither U.S. nor Swedish authorities have charged Assange with anything. Swedish prosecutors want to question him about allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two WikiLeaks supporters in 2010. Assange says he had consensual sex with the women.

It is not clear how Assange would travel to Ecuador if he is granted asylum. By diplomatic convention, British police cannot enter the embassy without Ecuador’s approval. But he has no way of boarding a plane to Ecuador without passing through London and exposing himself to arrest.

Correa last month met with Assange’s mother, who traveled to the Andean country to plead for her son’s asylum request. Patino also met with former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who was appointed to head Assange’s legal team.

Julian Assange has been inside Ecuador’s embassy in London since June 19, 2012.

Source


Aug. 10

Meet Mitt Romney, McPlutocratWhat better symbol is there of the two-tiered system — which people like Romney deny the existence of — than one of the richest men in America getting his Big Macs for free?

Meet Mitt Romney, McPlutocrat
What better symbol is there of the two-tiered system — which people like Romney deny the existence of — than one of the richest men in America getting his Big Macs for free?



Many detained immigrants facing deportation from the US are woken up in the middle of the night and put on airplanes. Their destination: deportation centers hundreds of miles away – far from the moral support of their families and communities.
Hundreds of thousands of detainees are transferred each year, although in many cases it puts their lawyers out of reach and leaves behind their character witnesses. Commonly, detainees are transferred to states that don’t have enough immigration attorneys to take their cases.
It can make building a legal defense against deportation seem impossible.
But after three years of work by Human Rights Watch, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has adopted a new policy that could substantially reduce the number of transfers, giving immigrants a fairer chance.
Read more after the jump.

Many detained immigrants facing deportation from the US are woken up in the middle of the night and put on airplanes. Their destination: deportation centers hundreds of miles away – far from the moral support of their families and communities.

Hundreds of thousands of detainees are transferred each year, although in many cases it puts their lawyers out of reach and leaves behind their character witnesses. Commonly, detainees are transferred to states that don’t have enough immigration attorneys to take their cases.

It can make building a legal defense against deportation seem impossible.

But after three years of work by Human Rights Watch, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has adopted a new policy that could substantially reduce the number of transfers, giving immigrants a fairer chance.

Read more after the jump.

(via fuckyeahmexico)


Juni 8

Colombia incauta bienes a testaferros de ‘El Chapo’
Los bienes estaban a nombre de Jorge Milton, Dolly y Alexander Cifuentes Villa, quienes heredaron los negocios del narco y los bienes de su hermano Francisco Cifuentes Villa, asesinado en abril del 2007 en una finca en Antioquia, agregó la policía.
A la muerte de Francisco Cifuentes Villa, sus tres hermanos y su esposa María Patricia Rodríguez asumieron el negocio ilegal; se aliaron con “El Chapo” Guzmán, líder del cartel de Sinaloa, para el envío de cargamentos y blanqueo de activos a través de empresas importadoras con sucursales en Panamá, México, Brasil y Estados Unidos, detalló la policía.
"Los hermanos Cifuentes Villa patrocinaron el envío de al menos 30 toneladas de cocaína a Estados Unidos durante los últimos tres años, a la vez que se ocuparon del lavado de activos para el Cartel de Sinaloa, con el cual hicieron alianza para el control de rutas por el Pacífico colombiano y ecuatoriano", indicó la policía. Las autoridades de Colombia, México y Estados Unidos vienen colaborando desde inicios del 2011 en combatir lo que denominan una mafia colombo-mexicana, según ha dicho el general Carlos Mena, jefe de la policía de investigaciones judiciales colombiana.

Colombia incauta bienes a testaferros de ‘El Chapo’

Los bienes estaban a nombre de Jorge Milton, Dolly y Alexander Cifuentes Villa, quienes heredaron los negocios del narco y los bienes de su hermano Francisco Cifuentes Villa, asesinado en abril del 2007 en una finca en Antioquia, agregó la policía.

A la muerte de Francisco Cifuentes Villa, sus tres hermanos y su esposa María Patricia Rodríguez asumieron el negocio ilegal; se aliaron con “El Chapo” Guzmán, líder del cartel de Sinaloa, para el envío de cargamentos y blanqueo de activos a través de empresas importadoras con sucursales en Panamá, México, Brasil y Estados Unidos, detalló la policía.

"Los hermanos Cifuentes Villa patrocinaron el envío de al menos 30 toneladas de cocaína a Estados Unidos durante los últimos tres años, a la vez que se ocuparon del lavado de activos para el Cartel de Sinaloa, con el cual hicieron alianza para el control de rutas por el Pacífico colombiano y ecuatoriano", indicó la policía.

Las autoridades de Colombia, México y Estados Unidos vienen colaborando desde inicios del 2011 en combatir lo que denominan una mafia colombo-mexicana, según ha dicho el general Carlos Mena, jefe de la policía de investigaciones judiciales colombiana.


Apr. 1

US imperialism. Too bad there isn’t little dots all over this map indicating where all of the USA’s 900+ military (colonies) bases are. Too bad that this map doesn’t also have other little icons, like oil drums, diamonds (to indicate minerals), water faucets (to indicate fresh water) and syringe’s (to indicate things like opium poppies and coca plants) - because if it did, you’d see a pretty obvious picture emerging as to why many of these imperialist acts of aggression have taken place over the years.

US imperialism. Too bad there isn’t little dots all over this map indicating where all of the USA’s 900+ military (colonies) bases are. Too bad that this map doesn’t also have other little icons, like oil drums, diamonds (to indicate minerals), water faucets (to indicate fresh water) and syringe’s (to indicate things like opium poppies and coca plants) - because if it did, you’d see a pretty obvious picture emerging as to why many of these imperialist acts of aggression have taken place over the years.

(via thepeoplesrecord)


März 5
Crazy for Mexican Coke
Not all Cokes are created equal. And many Americans are now saying that in Mexico they do it better. Mexican Coca-Cola, once a piece of nostalgia for Hispanic immigrants, is increasing its presence in the US market. 
Most people, though, say it’s about the sugar. Mexican Coca-Cola is sweetened with cane sugar as opposed to the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in the American version. Coke switched to HFCS in the 80’s when the US government started subsidizing corn growers making it much cheaper than sugar.  
Taste isn’t the only thing going for the Mexican Coke. While it’s not yet clear that high-fructose corn syrup is any worse than cane sugar, it’s quickly becoming one of the most dreaded ingredients in the American diet. Present in most soft drinks, it’s been blamed for the rise in obesity and diabetes rates in the country.
Still can’t find a Mexican Coke? Try www.wheretofindmexicancoke.com.
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The more natural it is, the tastier it become.

Crazy for Mexican Coke

Not all Cokes are created equal. And many Americans are now saying that in Mexico they do it better. Mexican Coca-Cola, once a piece of nostalgia for Hispanic immigrants, is increasing its presence in the US market. 

Most people, though, say it’s about the sugar. Mexican Coca-Cola is sweetened with cane sugar as opposed to the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in the American version. Coke switched to HFCS in the 80’s when the US government started subsidizing corn growers making it much cheaper than sugar.  

Taste isn’t the only thing going for the Mexican Coke. While it’s not yet clear that high-fructose corn syrup is any worse than cane sugar, it’s quickly becoming one of the most dreaded ingredients in the American diet. Present in most soft drinks, it’s been blamed for the rise in obesity and diabetes rates in the country.

Still can’t find a Mexican Coke? Try www.wheretofindmexicancoke.com.

[univisionnews.tumblr.com]

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The more natural it is, the tastier it become.


Febr. 27

Reportan tiroteo en secundaria de EU

Una escuela secundaria de Chardon, en el Este de Cleveland, Ohio, en Estados Unidos, fue cerrada el lunes luego de un tiroteo que aparentemente hirió a varios estudiantes, dijeron las autoridades.
Chardon se encuentra a unos 56 kilómetros al este de Cleveland.
Los medios locales reportaron que tres estudiantes pudieron haber sufrido heridas y que helicópteros médicos habían llegado al lugar, aunque se pudo confirmar inmediatamente esos detalles.
Imágenes en vivo mostraban vehículos de asistencia de emergencia en el sitio. El superintendente dijo a los medios locales que el responsable aparentemente era un estudiante."Todos nuestros estudiantes de la escuela ahora están a salvo", aseguró.
[frontera.com]

Una escuela secundaria de Chardon, en el Este de Cleveland, Ohio, en Estados Unidos, fue cerrada el lunes luego de un tiroteo que aparentemente hirió a varios estudiantes, dijeron las autoridades.

Chardon se encuentra a unos 56 kilómetros al este de Cleveland.

Los medios locales reportaron que tres estudiantes pudieron haber sufrido heridas y que helicópteros médicos habían llegado al lugar, aunque se pudo confirmar inmediatamente esos detalles.

Imágenes en vivo mostraban vehículos de asistencia de emergencia en el sitio. El superintendente dijo a los medios locales que el responsable aparentemente era un estudiante.

"Todos nuestros estudiantes de la escuela ahora están a salvo", aseguró.

[frontera.com]


Febr. 25

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http://www.sharebeast.com/8hw55ki5laz0

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(via elisamexica)


Febr. 23

Febr. 20

US and Mexico agree Gulf of Mexico oil cooperation

The deal was signed at a meeting of the G20 group of industrial and developing countries in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The deal, negotiated last year, was signed by Mrs Clinton and the Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, with President Calderon acting as a witness.

Mrs Clinton also stressed that it would allow US companies to work in partnership with the Mexican state oil company Pemex for the first time.

"This agreement was negotiated under the invariable principle of respecting the sovereign rights of each country to its natural resources," he said.
Mexico is a major oil and gas producer but is is well behind the US in developing deep water fields in the Gulf.
[bbc.co.uk]
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This is just another lock to be kept behind the US, you really belive that this helps Mexico? that the natural resources will still be our?

US and Mexico agree Gulf of Mexico oil cooperation

The deal was signed at a meeting of the G20 group of industrial and developing countries in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The deal, negotiated last year, was signed by Mrs Clinton and the Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, with President Calderon acting as a witness.

Mrs Clinton also stressed that it would allow US companies to work in partnership with the Mexican state oil company Pemex for the first time.

"This agreement was negotiated under the invariable principle of respecting the sovereign rights of each country to its natural resources," he said.

Mexico is a major oil and gas producer but is is well behind the US in developing deep water fields in the Gulf.

[bbc.co.uk]

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This is just another lock to be kept behind the US, you really belive that this helps Mexico? that the natural resources will still be our?


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