Undoing The Segregation.

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The riot that trashed a Southern California prison and injured 175 inmates began with a fight between black and Hispanic gang members, a reminder of the difficulty of race relations behind bars. In America’s largest state prison system black, Hispanic, Asian and white gangs generally don’t mix. Last fall, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation began desegregating two prisons in the Sierra foothills. They are not yet fully integrated, and officials haven’t started on any other prisons. Also, powerful race-based gangs oppose integration and have threatened inmates who participate.

Calif. struggles to desegregate prisons – Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com.

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Ideals Clash In Nigeria.

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In Maiduguri, Nigeria troops pounded the compound of an Islamic sect blamed for days of violence in northern Nigeria then attacked it’s mosque, killing at least 100 militants. An AP reporter watched soldiers shoot their way into the mosque and then raked those holed up inside. The reporter later counted 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard. Militants are reported to be seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law throughout the muti-religious country. Nigeria’s 140 million people are nearly evenly divided between Christians, who predominate in the south, and primarily northern-based Muslims.

Dozens killed as Nigeria mosque attacked – Africa – msnbc.com.

CIA’s Methods Breeds Enemies!

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As questions of CIA concealment emerge, as always new findings are brought to light often confirming our worst ideas. In this case interrogation methods. Now we are all told about “Waterboarding”, but what if I told you they wanted to put detainees in cells filled with cadavers?  Or send jolts of electricity to their teeth? These, and much more were suggested and it’s unknown whether any were implemented. But if this is the message the enemy is getting, then I see things getting worse. Only in America are we taught to embrace our brutalizer, these are proud people who still know their history. And they are ready to fight.

CIA’s interrogation methods caused dissent – Washington Post- msnbc.com.

Cocaine, Big In “The Heartland”.

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It seems that while all eyes are on the border and overseas, drug rings and cartel associates are putting it down right in the middle of America. In places such as Watertown, Wisconsin Mexican drug gangs have moved in and set up shop, much to the shock of our Caucasian American brethren. It’s a story that echoes elsewhere, the U.S. Justice Dept. says more than 200 U.S. cities have seen cartel-related drug smuggling. Keep watch.

Giant cocaine business hid in plain sight – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

Meth Lab House Horrors Linger!

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This is definitely a buyer beware post, in this case potential home owners. It seems that houses that were previously used as laboratories in making Methamphetamine have lingering toxic affects to the new owners. With meth lab seizures on the rise, cases are piling up, drawing attention to the problem of meth contamination which can permeate drywall, insulation, carpets and air ducts causing respiratory ailments and other health problems. Also causing financial problems as it takes thousands of dollars to clean up the toxins and medical bills.

NYT: Meth lab homes harm new owners – The New York Times- msnbc.com.

U.S. Invasion Damages Ancient Babylon.

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Officials for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) claim that U.S. led invaders inflicted serious damage on Babylon. Driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and digging trenches through one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites! No respect, and this is the image the world remembers us by. It was also said “The use of Babylon as a military base was a grave encroachment.” Just another reason for Europe to steal more history.

Experts: Iraq invasion harmed Babylon – Conflict in Iraq- msnbc.com.

Hackers Form On Government!

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It’s been reported that over the 4th Of July weekend, numerous government agency web sites which included The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department were all under cyber attacks. A similar attack also happened in South Korea, knocking out many government web sites such as the presidential Blue House, the Defense Ministry, the National Assembly, Shihan Bank, Korea Exchange Bank and top Internet portal Naver. U.S. officials refused to discuss details of the attacks. Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the Homeland Security Department said the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a notice to federal departments and other partner organizations and “advised them of steps to take to help mitigate against such attacks.” This has been called a sophisticated attack and unusually lengthy, considering they also attacked the agency that’s responsible for fighting cyber crime!! The first suspect is North Korea.

Hackers knock out government Web sites – Security- msnbc.com.