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19,000 Civilians Die In Iraq Since January 2014

Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 — a toll the United Nations calls “staggering” in a new report.

The report, released Tuesday, outlines the horrific impact Iraq’s ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.

The numbers are mind-boggling. In the 21-month period:

At least 18,802 civilians were killed, about half of them in Baghdad alone.

Another 36,245 were wounded.

About 3.2 million people were internally displaced, including a million school-aged children.

The actual figures could be much higher, the report said.

Charleston Shooting, FBI Manifesto Review, Rally/Protest

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dylann Roof, the man charged with shooting and killing nine people in an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, this week, appears to have written and published a manifesto and cache of photographs that detail a violent, hateful ideology. Dylann Roof was posing in photographs with a handgun and standing in front of a Confederate military museum and plantation slave houses. FBI agents are reviewing the manifesto linked to Dylann Roof.

A friend of Dylann Roof, the man charged with fatally shooting said if he had any idea what the 21-year-old was planning he would have stopped him although it was reported that Dylann Roof said he wanted to “Do something crazy” before the Charleston killings.

Days after the attack at the black church, grief hangs in the air, hundreds of protesters rally and walked down the streets of Charleston, chanting “Black lives matter” and “We can’t take it no more.” The peaceful march complied with police requests to reroute and ended as planned at the Daughters of the Confederacy. A small group of parishioners was allowed inside where the shooting took place the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a firsthand glimpse of the room where nine people from their congregation were slain.

In my view and the staff at News Spoiler, all lives matter, no matter what color your skin. We are all in this together and if some un educated or mentally incapacitated person commits an act such as this, we must all stand together no matter the color of skin.

Shooting Suspect Dylann Storm Roof is in custody at the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

Charleston, South Carolina – Shooting Suspect Dylann Storm Roof is in custody at the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. His bond hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. Earlier, Roof waived extradition in North Carolina, where he was captured, and was sent back to South Carolina. He also waived his right to counsel, reports the Associated Press.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the horrific shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston.

“Our prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of Charleston. We are all heartbroken by this tragedy.”

“To the families of the victims, please know that you are being prayed for and loved by so many in the community and across the nation. I pray that God will provide you healing in the coming days.”

“There are bad people in this world who are motivated by hate.  Every decent person has been victimized by the hateful, callous disregard for human life shown by the individual who perpetrated these horrible acts.”

“Our sense of security and well-being has been robbed and shaken.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump today announced that he is postponing his scheduled visit to the Lowcountry of South Carolina due to the “shockingly sad” events that occurred in Charleston.

“The tragic events that occurred on Wednesday evening should be our nation’s primary focus for the foreseeable future,” stated Mr. Trump.  “This is a time for healing, not politics.”

Mr. Trump, who announced his candidacy for President on Tuesday in New York, is in the midst of a multi-state tour that includes stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. He was scheduled to appear before a capacity crowd in the residential community of Sun City in Bluffton, South Carolina.

“I look forward to returning to South Carolina and continuing our discussion on how we can best move our country forward,” said Trump.  “Until that time our prayers and deepest condolences are with the people of Charleston and the families of those who have been torn apart by this senseless act of violence and hate.”
The Trump campaign announced that the South Carolina event will be rescheduled in the near future.

Criminalization Of Drugs And Alcohol Addiction

In many place in the world, alcohol is given freely in casinos, parties and but not limited to hotels and is more or less forced on you either to make a person spend more money, to be a part of the party and but not limited to get a person to come back to that hotel.

Of course it is widely known that you shouldn’t walk the streets or drive a car while intoxicated. When alcohol enters a persons system, from that moment that person does not and under any amount of alcohol consumption will they think the same. Therefore that person is mentally impaired from the word go. The person that consumes the alcohol can not legally make a choice for themselves.

If a person that is intoxicated, that person can not enter into a legal agreement. When a person or company files a lawsuit on a person that was intoxicated while entering into the agreement the lawsuit will most likely be thrown out of court as the person that had been intoxicated could not in their right mind enter into a legal agreement. This has been shown in several courts.

When criminal institutions file criminal charges on a person for drugs and/or alcohol for being in any way intoxicated, drugs or alcohol, they are filing charges on a mentally ill person. In filing charges on a person that is intoxicated in any way, that person that is intoxicated can not in their right mind enter into a legal agreement. Criminal institutions in fact will make persons intoxicated sign legal documents while being that of the intoxicated.

There is a broad battle in America and abroad that are debating such things and they should be debated and resolved because there are millions of people in jails and prisons for having a harmless drink of alcohol and/or doing drugs when they should have been entered into a medical facility or just left alone. Drug runners, smugglers, and pushers and people that have committed murder or injury by driving drunk or under the influence of drugs however should be the only persons in jails and prisons.

It is well known that you can not treat and/or rehabilitate a person for drugs and alcohol by criminalizing them. Several countries have learned to lower their drug and alcohol usage in other ways besides criminalizing users of drugs and alcohol. These methods have been medical attention or the rise in the price of drugs and alcohol. The whole world has a drug and alcohol problem and no nation can afford to put every person that uses drugs and alcohol in jail or prison.

This has been re-posted from: 12/29/2009

Today, a law has been passed in Russia to where if an individual is arrested for intoxication of any kind, they are to be taken to a hospital.

Your comments are welcomed.

Fighting North East Texas Crime From Home

With crime on the increase from Dallas, Texas To Tyler, Texas more North Texans are installing automated gates and privacy fences than at this same time last year. In some smaller cities in North East Texas, metal theft, yard ornaments and basically everything not nailed down is being stolen, even yard rakes and believe it or not, ceramic gnomes. There have also been many cases of dog knapping. All of the theft crime has spurred home and business owners to build stronger and more private fencing and security gate systems to rely on.

James Thornton says, “I had felt so unsafe knowing that my family was sleeping right on the other side of the window that the thief was on, when they took my push mower, so I had a new auto gate installed with a privacy fence to keep the preying eyes from knowing what they can steal.” and he goes on to say “I haven’t had any more trouble sense, I don’t even have to worry about if my dog is out in the street now either. I’m much happier knowing my family is safe.” After having a look at the fence and gate he had installed, he was secure, and it was nice. The fence was a beautiful rustic looking wrought iron with a matching gate that you would never know was automated until you saw it move by itself.

Right down the road from there, we find a hardware store and we ask them if security equipment sales has increased sense last year and the nice young attendant told us that they were out of most privacy and chain link fencing and had been bought out of barbed wire fencing completely which was not a surprise as we were in the middle of nowhere and everywhere you looked you saw cows and horses fenced in with wood and barbed wire.

After milling around the old hardware store for a while that seemed to be filled to the ceiling with goods, we took off and made our way to the local police department. Officer Bill Ford was there and we asked him what the deal was with all the theft crime around North East Texas? Well Mr. Ford looked at us, then looked down at his desk and took a deep breath and said, “Well, you have two or three thing going on around here. You have the economy and no jobs for people that seems to be picking up a bit, next you have the drug users that steal anything for a high, and then you have the local teens who have some kind of fetish with yard Gnomes.” we all had a laugh, then he said “yeah, about the only thing you can do is try to make everything more secure or take the chance that your belonging may not be there when you wake up or come home from work, much less keeping your family safe.” After sitting there for a few more minutes and finding out that there are many police agencies are having all of the same problems and they didn’t know how they were going to fight the crime with all of the cuts in spending cities are having to cut while making their budgets.

Let us know if you have had any problems with theft by leaving us comments about them.

Have you had a new fence or auto gate installed to keep your family safe? Let Us Know!

North Texans Require More Privacy And Security From Crime

With crime on the increase from Dallas, Texas To Tyler, Texas more North Texans are installing automated gates and privacy fences than at this same time last year. In some smaller cities in North East Texas, metal theft, yard ornaments and basically everything not nailed down is being stolen, even yard rakes and believe it or not, ceramic gnomes. There have also been many cases of dog knapping. All of the theft crime has spurred home and business owners to build stronger and more private fencing and security gate systems to rely on.

James Thornton says, “I had felt so unsafe knowing that my family was sleeping right on the other side of the window that the thief was on, when they took my push mower, so I had a new auto gate installed with a privacy fence to keep the preying eyes from knowing what they can steal.” and he goes on to say “I haven’t had any more trouble sense, I don’t even have to worry about if my dog is out in the street now either. I’m much happier knowing my family is safe.” After having a look at the fence and gate he had installed, he was secure, and it was nice. The fence was a beautiful rustic looking wrought iron with a matching gate that you would never know was automated until you saw it move by itself.

Right down the road from there, we find a hardware store and we ask them if security equipment sales has increased sense last year and the nice young attendant told us that they were out of most privacy and chain link fencing and had been bought out of barbed wire fencing completely which was not a surprise as we were in the middle of nowhere and everywhere you looked you saw cows and horses fenced in with wood and barbed wire.

After milling around the old hardware store for a while that seemed to be filled to the ceiling with goods, we took off and made our way to the local police department. Officer Bill Ford was there and we asked him what the deal was with all the theft crime around North East Texas? Well Mr. Ford looked at us, then looked down at his desk and took a deep breath and said, “Well, you have two or three thing going on around here. You have the economy and no jobs for people that seems to be picking up a bit, next you have the drug users that steal anything for a high, and then you have the local teens who have some kind of fetish with yard Gnomes.” we all had a laugh, then he said “yeah, about the only thing you can do is try to make everything more secure or take the chance that your belonging may not be there when you wake up or come home from work, much less keeping your family safe.” After sitting there for a few more minutes and finding out that there are many police agencies are having all of the same problems and they didn’t know how they were going to fight the crime with all of the cuts in spending cities are having to cut while making their budgets.

Let us know if you have had any problems with theft by leaving us comments about them.

Have you had a new fence or auto gate installed to keep your family safe? Let Us Know!

Thousands Feared Dead After Massive 8.8 Earthquake In Japan

 

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked northeast Japan on Friday afternoon, prompting a tsunami that sent 30+ foot waves ashore along the country’s northeastern coast line.

The epicenter of the original 8.8 earthquake was 80 miles off the coast of Sendai in northeast Japan and it generated tsunami waves up to three miles inland. The initial 8.9 earthquake was followed by aftershocks of magnitudes 7.1, 6.5, and 6.4. Tremors were felt as far as Tokyo.

Some tsunami warnings are still in effect for much of the Pacific Rim. The tsunami wave had moved toward Hawaii at an estimated speed of 500 miles per hour.

Autorities in Japan say that rescue and disaster relief programs are being started and clean-up has already began in some places.

Between 200 and 300 people have already been found dead in the city of Sendai alone and hundreds or thousands more are feared dead.