Thursday, July 31, 2014

UN: Israel Is Committing War Crimes!

Crimes against humanity.

The Associated Press reports that the U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.

The warning by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay came at a special meeting of the U.N.'s top human rights body, which voted 29-1 to authorize an international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged abuses since mid-June in the Gaza Strip.

Only the United States voted against the resolution championed by Arab nations. Another 17 of the Human Rights Council's 47 member-states abstained.

Israel said that the council's decision to investigate Israel's role in the conflict sent a message to extremist groups around the world that using human shields — which it accuses Hamas of doing — was an "effective strategy."

"The Human Rights Council must start to investigate Hamas' decision to turn hospitals into command bases and schools into weapons warehouses and to place rocket batteries near playgrounds, private homes and mosques," said a statement from the Israeli prime minister's office.

The U.N. secretary-general said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and that "subsequently these have gone missing."

A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expressed the U.N. chief's "outrage" at the incident and demanded that militant groups stop such actions and should be held accountable for endangering civilians.

No details on the number or kind of rockets were given. The location of the school was not given.

Of the more than 600 Palestinian deaths in the Gaza Strip reviewed by the United Nations, three-quarters were civilians, Pillay said. At least 147 were children and 74 women, she said.

According to the latest count more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis — two of them civilians — have been killed during the conflict.
There's nothing good about this.
Pillay cited an Israeli drone missile strike in Gaza City that killed three children and wounded two others while they were playing on the roof of their home. She also made reference to an Israeli strike and naval shelling that struck seven children playing on Gaza beach, killing four from the same family.

"These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes," Pillay told the rights council's special session.

Israel launched its operation in Gaza on July 8 in response to heavy rocket fire out of Hamas-controlled Gaza. The fighting escalated last week with an Israeli ground offensive.

Pillay also warned that Hamas and others were violating international law.

"Israeli children, and their parents and other civilians, also have a right to live without the constant fear that a rocket fired from Gaza may land on their houses or their schools, killing or injuring them," Pillay said.

"The principles of distinction and precaution are clearly not being observed during such indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups," she added.

Pillay said not abiding by those principles could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

OKCupid Deliberately Trying To Break Couples Up!

Experiment goes wrong. Love website OKCupid angers supporters with its social test.

Online dating is kind of like high school. It's nothing but drama. Even though you may never have met the partner, that person probably knows a person that knows you.

You may have worked with this person. You may have seen this person once in your life. You may have never seen this person whether at school, a social gathering, or even online. However, you joining a social networking website that offers you a chance to date a partner.

I am single. I work two jobs. I am not looking for a relationship (for now). I am only looking for dating and hanging out. I am willing to date any woman. I am into girly girls. I am not into tomboys or obsessive phone/text messaging types. I don't normally be on the phone and I tend to be a reclusive person at times.

I keep a very small circle of friends and acquaintances. Nothing personal, but once you have a weakness, you let your guard down, everyone comes after it. Then of course, the high school mentality kicks in.

He said and she said. That's not the "real" you. Or my personal favorite, you're a nice person, but I just think of us as "friends" and nothing serious.

Been there, done that.
Interracial marriage is on the rise.
Now I have a profiles for Facebook, Blackplanet, POF (Plenty of Fish), Badoo, AYI (Are You Interested), Tagged, and OKCupid. Each opportunity a woman would see my profile and find interest in me.

OKCupid is one of the country's most popular social networking website for relationships. It's free to sign up but if you want stronger access you have to shelve out some dollars.

OKCupid gotten into some trouble this month. To finish out the month, here's a heartbreaker.

The New York Times reports that the users of OKCupid, one of the web’s most popular dating sites, that provide a window into how the company chase romantic partners in the digital age.

At the same time, the results offer yet another example of how websites like OKCupid are sometimes used as social science laboratories — often without telling their subjects.

In June, Facebook disclosed that it had tested to see if emotions were contagious, deliberately manipulating the emotional content of the news feeds for 700,000 people. After the disclosure led to an uproar by users, privacy regulators in Europe began looking into whether the social network had broken any local laws.

Despite the bad publicity faced by Facebook, OKCupid on Monday published results of three experiments it recently conducted on users. In one test, it obscured profile pictures. In another, the site hid profile text to see how it affected personality ratings. And in a third, it told some hopeful daters that they were a better or worse potential match with someone than the company’s software actually determined.

“If you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” Christian Rudder, president of OKCupid, wrote on the company’s blog. “That’s how websites work.”
LGBT couples were pleased that the OKCupid CEO put a ban on Firefox. The Firefox co-founder supported California's Proposition 8 ban.
The research found that if an OKCupid user was told that another user had a high compatibility score instead of a low one — the numbers are based on a mathematical formula created by the company — the user was slightly more likely to reach out with a message. Those who believed they were corresponding with a good match were almost twice as likely to send at least four messages compared with people who were told they were a low match.

The test also illustrates how easy it is for a website to manipulate users without their knowing. The small number of users who received changed compatibility scores, some to 90 percent from 30 percent, were not told about the change before the experiment began. After the test ended, OKCupid sent emails revealing the true compatibility scores.

“I understand that that experimentation is part of the process,” said Zaz Harris, 37, a user of the site from Redwood City, Calif. “But I do think that experiment is a lot more invasive than the others because it could affect outcomes in a meaningful way.”
Love is not an experiment.
She added: “I would probably never see someone that the site said was a 30 percent match when we were actually 90 percent, so that is not cool, really.”

Ms. Harris said, however, that her expectations for online dating were low regardless of percentages displayed. If the experiment was short-lived and produced better matchmaking, she said, “It’s not that big a deal.”

OKCupid’s user agreement says that when a person signs up for the site, personal data may be used in research and analysis.

“We told users something that wasn’t true. I’m definitely not hiding from that fact,” said Mr. Rudder, OKCupid’s president. But he said the tests were done to determine how people can get the most from the site. “People come to us because they want the website to work, and we want the website to work.”


The New York Times added that in the other two experiments described on Monday, OKCupid said users were more likely to equate “looks” with “personality,” even in profiles that featured attractive photos and little if any substantive profile information.

And, it said, when the site obscured all profile photos one day, users engaged in more meaningful conversations, exchanged more contact details and responded to first messages more often. They got to know each other. But when pictures were reintroduced on the site, many of those conversations stopped cold.

“It was like we’d turned on the bright lights at the bar at midnight,” Mr. Rudder wrote.

But while appearance matters as a rule, there seem to be exceptions. When people went on truly blind dates that they set up using a companion app with no photos, their enjoyment of the dates was less influenced by looks.

In other words, maybe love can be blind, if you let it be.

Like with Facebook, the internet is a tool to connecting with people. But it's also a tool to driving wedges between families and friends. It's a damn shame that our social networks would disrespect our privacy.

This Girl Is On Fire!

Alicia Keys announces that she's pregnant again!

Alicia Keys, the famed R & B singer and entertainer announced that she's pregnant with her second child.

Keys and her husband, rapper/producer Swizz Beatz are going to be parents again.


The musical duo tied the knot July 31, 2010, which makes today their four year wedding anniversary. Keys chose to highlight the occasion while breaking the joyous news:

"Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !!" Keys, 33, captioned her beautiful photo, adding: "And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here's to many many more years of the best parts of life! ☺️"

The couple has a son, Egypt, who will turn four in October.

Swizz Beatz has two other children. His first son with Nicole Levy and another with his ex-wife R & B singer Mashonda.

The couple were happy to announce the news.



Congratulations to the hip-hop couple.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kendrick Johnson: Was He Bullied To Death?

Teen's death is being reexamined.

Down in Georgia, a family of a young teen is suing the school district after they accused the officials of a "cover up" in the death of the teen.

Kendrick Johnson was a student at the Lowndes High School. His body was found in the gym rolled up in a mat back in 2013. The school officials claim that the student committed suicide, but his family thinks that it was deliberate act of bullying by students which lead to an involuntary manslaughter.

Johnson's body was found in a rolled-up mat in the Lowndes High School gymnasium on January 11, 2013.

His parents earlier filed a negligence lawsuit against the south Georgia school district claiming it was negligent and violated Johnson's constitutional right to equal protection based on race. Johnson, 17 when he died, was African-American.

CNN report that the new lawsuit accuses the Lowndes County Board of Education, its superintendent and the high school principal of ignoring reports that Johnson was repeatedly attacked and harassed by a white student.

"As a direct result of and proximate result of defendants' aforesaid actions and omissions, on or about January 10, 2013, Kendrick Lamar Johnson was violently assaulted, severely injured, suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, and subjected to insult and loss of life, all of which took place at the hands of one or more students while on the property of Lowndes High School and during its normal hours of operations," the lawsuit said.

The complaint said school officials knew about an attack on Johnson by a white student during a school bus trip a year earlier and another attack later.

The other student "had a history of provoking and attacking" Johnson at school, the lawsuit said.

Johnson was "victimized" again "in the presence of the coaching staff and employees" of the school again after his mother complained about the attacks, the suit said.

After Johnson was "improperly accused and blamed for instigating" a school bus fight, school officials refused to let his mother see the bus surveillance video, the filing said.

Johnson was "subjected to undeserved punishment, humiliation and various forms of mistreatment by members of the coaching staff" of the football program, leading to his decision to quit the football team, the suit said.

The older brother of the student who attacked Johnson confronted him and told him "it ain't over," the lawsuit said.

No school official interviewed Johnson or his friends who witnessed the attacks, the suit said.

"This failure to act despite actual knowledge that Kendrick Lamar Johnson was being harassed departed from the defendant Lowndes County School System's own established procedures dealing with harassment and mistreatment, including racial discrimination," the suit said.

School officials also failed to "properly monitor the activities of students throughout all areas" of the campus and to "maintain a properly functioning video surveillance system," the family's suit contends.

Investigators with the Sheriff's Office ruled his death accidental -- concluding that Johnson climbed into the center of the gym mat to reach for a shoe and got stuck. Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson believe that their son was beaten to death. They hired an independent pathologist, who found "unexplained apparent nonaccidental blunt force trauma" to the teen's neck and concluded the death was a homicide.

The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia launched a federal investigation into the case on October 31, 2013.

Warren Turner, an attorney for Lowndes County Schools, told CNN the school had not been served with the lawsuit so "it would be premature and inappropriate to make a public comment on this matter at this time."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

R. Kelly Dropped From Ohio Concert!

Entertainer R. Kelly get the ax after protests.

Sometimes, R. Kelly can't catch a break. Since 2003, the entertainer has been in spotlight for being a nasty freak and possible child pedophile. There was a summer concert with him being a headliner act, but that was put on the back burner after protest from some women's groups. So it's a no go for Robert Sylvester Kelly.

The R. Kelly concert scheduled to open the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival next month in Columbus, Ohio has been canceled because of backlash over the R&B singer’s past. The Columbus Dispatch reports that some are pretty upset over the cancellation.

“We wanted to make sure we heard the Columbus listeners ... to make a statement and support the city we live in,” said festival spokeswoman Melissa Dickson, who added that a public-relations firm is helping the event repair its image.

The decision to pull Kelly’s Nationwide show on Aug. 29 came late last week after Saintseneca, a Columbus band also set to play the festival, announced plans to cancel because of Kelly’s appearance. WCBE (90.5 FM) withdrew its sponsorship shortly after.

Those departures were preceded by a local duo, Damn the Witch Siren, which on July 3 abandoned their festival appearance because of Kelly’s history, which includes a 2008 acquittal on 14 counts of child pornography and a Chicago Sun-Times investigation linking the Grammy winner to underage girls.

Still, the 47-year-old I Believe I Can Fly singer hasn’t been short on work: He headlined the Bonnaroo (Manchester, Tenn.) and Pitchfork (Chicago) festivals last summer.

But word of his planned appearance here drew almost-instant criticism.

Organizers of the Fashion Meets Music Festival, which is to take place in and around the Arena District on Aug. 29-31, issued a brief announcement last night via Facebook and Twitter to say the artist and event have “parted ways.”

Kelly’s publicist released the following statement: “R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours.”

The remaining festival events and after-party shows will take place as scheduled in locations such as McFerson Commons. Performers include O.A.R., Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and Future Islands.

There won’t be a replacement concert in the arena.

Deal$ Under The Family Dollar Tree!



Virginia-based Dollar Tree is going for the Tennessee-based Family Dollar brands. The possible merger of two of the nation's thrifty stores could spell MONOPOLY. An $8.5 billion deal is going forth.

The Family Dollar stores are struggling. I didn't know that they're feeling the heat literally. I mean if you head to a Deal$ or Dollar Tree you're expected to find something for at least a $1 at best.

Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the value of the transaction at $74.50 per share, which is an approximately 23 percent premium to Family Dollar's Friday closing price of $60.66.

The companies put the enterprise value of the deal, including debt and other costs, at more than $9 billion.

Family Dollar stockholders will own somewhere between 12.7 percent and 15.1 percent of Dollar Tree's outstanding common shares at closing. Shares spiked more than 24 percent and were headed for an all-time high before the opening bell Monday.

Shares of Dollar Tree neared an all-time high.

Core customers for bargain stores and major retailers like Wal-Mart have been among the hardest hit by the recession and its aftermath because of job instability.

Family Dollar has struggled and has attempted to reinvigorate sales by lowering prices on almost 1,000 basic items. It's cut some jobs and shuttered underperforming stores.

The company had been conducting a strategic review since the winter, and investor Carl Icahn urged Family Dollar last month to put itself up for sale. Icahn has built up a stake in the company of more than 9 percent, according to regulatory filings.

Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser said Monday that the deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. That is nearly three times as many stores as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., though Wal-Mart's square footage is still greater.

The companies did not say if any Dollar Tree or Family Dollar stores would be closed.

The combined Dollar Tree-Family Dollar chain will have sales of more than $18 billion and Sasser says that the transaction will create a more diverse company with an enhanced geographic reach.

Dollar Tree stores sell products for $1 or less, while Family Dollar's pricing is much broader.

Dollar Tree will continue to operate under the existing Dollar Tree, Deals, and Dollar Tree Canada store signs. It will keep the Family Dollar brand as well.

Family Dollar Chairman and CEO Howard Levine will still lead those stores and report to Sasser. He will join Dollar Tree's board.

Dollar Tree plans to finance the deal with available cash, bank debt and bonds.

The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close by early next year. It still needs approval from Family Dollar shareholders.

Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina, surged $14.89 to $75.55 in premarket trading. The record high during regular trading is $75.29. Shares of Dollar Tree Inc., based in Chesapeake, Virginia, jumped 10 percent, or $5.50 to $59.72. The all-time high for that stock is $60.19.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Insurgency's Newest Weapon: Laura Ingraham!

The newest face of the right wing insurgency has a microphone and two notches on her belt.

The conservative agitator is rising the stakes in Washington politics.

The controversial agitator is proud to say that last week's run off between Republican Congressman from Georgia Jack Kingston and David Purdue ended with another victory for insurgency.

Kingston is going to be the next victim of the insurgency's fight within the Republican Party.

Majority Leader's Eric Cantor and Kingston are packing their bags for home.

The conservative agitator along with Mark "Ratface" Levin and numerous other groups are fighting the Republican establishment. They've gotten tired of the hot dog process of Congress, the constant "giving in" to President Barack Obama and their ineptness to immigration.

The insurgency believes that immigrants who come from the Southern Border are vermin. They believe that some Republican lawmakers are willing to sell out their "White privilege" for a bunch of immigrants.

RealClearPolitics have been profiling the conservative agitator and it's a good read.

It tells a story of a nearly struggling talk radio agitator who managed to bounce back from the brink of defeat.

The Queen Of Soul Ain't A Fan Of Johnny Rockets!

Johnny Rockets pissed off Aretha Franklin.

Restaurant customer: Do you know who I am?

Apparently you don't know who I am, because you're service was so bad the Queen of Soul was totally pissed off with it.

The Associated Press report that Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.

A spokesman for Franklin says the situation unfolded Tuesday at a Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

The spokesman says Franklin ordered a hamburger after performing a sold-out show. But he says the server screamed at Franklin, saying she couldn't sit down to eat because she ordered takeout.
The Queen of Soul was not impressed with Niagara Falls, Ontario restaurant.
Franklin says in a statement that the worker was "very rude, unprofessional and nasty."

A Johnny Rockets spokeswoman says the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of "a new and very young employee."

She says the owner has spoken with the employee and has clarified his takeout policies.


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One Good "Terrorist Fist Jab" To Another!



When you give someone the "terrorist fist jab", you're dong your part to keep yourself and the other person healthy.

Did you know that the fist bump is more sanitary than an actual handshake?

The Raw Story has a great story about the fist bump proudly displayed by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama back when he was then a candidate running for the office.

Howie Mandel, the reality television host and comedian is most famous for doing them. He has a phobia about open palms.

Loserville at the time and its host then E.D. Hill were so stupid. She would embarrass herself right out of that network after she declared the fist bump being a "terrorist fist jab".

That "terrorist fist jab" was suppose to make the extremist believe that Obama had support for radical extremists.

To this day, that would be marked as one of previous decade's the most controversial statements made on cable news.

To this day the president and Loserville have an extremely testy relationship.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pregnant Woman Gets Killed By Idiot Playing With Guns!

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Young woman who was pregnant killed by reckless firearm owner.

So if this woman happens admiring a gun owner's collection and this guy happens to play around with it, what happens?

A five-month pregnant woman died after she was shot in the head while admiring a friend's gun collection, Hernando County authorities said Sunday.

The Citrus County woman and her husband were looking at the gun collection belonging to her friend William DeHayes in Brooksville when DeHayes' .22 caliber revolver discharged and hit the wife in the head.

Katherine Lynn Hoover, 25, was quickly transported to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where doctors removed the woman's baby, but he did not survive. Hoover died early Sunday.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident, which they believe was an accident. They did not immediately say whether DeHayes would face charges of negligence.

The Raw Story also reports that police are investigating the shooting but say that it appears to have been accident. Records show that the gun owner, DeHayes, is 35 years-old and has no criminal record.

Hoover is survived by her husband, whom she married in December, and her 6-year-old son, Nicholas.

We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to Katherine Lynn Hoover.

Meet Your Neighbors (Down The Street)!

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I'm not a racist! Former bus driver from Florida confronts Black reporter about a viral video of her acting a damn fool.

The Raw Story has a gem of a story about a woman who called a Black neighbor a "fucking NIGGER" because of some dispute in the lovely state of Florida.


The junk food media comes to interview the former Sarasota bus driver and it seems like its another "I'm not a racist" moment but however excuse.

A person who the woman got into it with posted this rant online and shared it through the junk food social networks.

"Black fuckng NIGGER!" These shocking and hurtful words were all caught on cellphone video. The speaker, former school bus driver Pamela Michener, didn't stop there.

"Let me tell you something, you fat fucking NIGGER: Maybe if you disciplined your FUCKING NIGGER, stinky-ass black children, I wouldn't have to put my two cents in," Michener is heard shouting on the video.

For 10 years Michener had been working with the Sarasota school district as a bus driver before resigning this May.

Neighbors say that after witnessing this outburst, along with several other rants from her, they knew something had to be done. That's when they turned to social media.

"I posted the video and I wanted everyone to see this is who is working with our kids,” says Mya Ronk, Michener's neighbor. “Everyone was outraged."



Ronk says the Facebook and YouTube posts quickly gained traction, and the community has since been voicing its concern to the school district.

"You have these kids, how could you work with kids when you don’t like a certain type of people?" Ronk asks.

So ABC 7 did some digging -- our first stop being Michener's home. After knocking on her door, I asked Michener about the neighbor’s accusations that she is a racist and told her I wanted to get her side of the story.

“First of all, I’m not a racist … it’s just the opposite,” Michener said, before saying “Thank you for your time” and slamming the front door. I asked through the closed door about Michener’s use of the N word.

“Well, what do you expect?” She answered. “My life is threatened, ok? I have people attacking me all the time. What do you expect?”

We referred back to the video, and noted that the only violent comment made during the altercation ("I'll slit your fu---ng throat") came from Michener.

This isn’t the first time Michener has been accused of questionable conduct. A police report from 2012 shows that Michener was charged with battery on a person 65 or older, and there was also an incident for which she was charged with faking an attack.

"This is who our kids are around,” says Ronk. “We don’t want our kids feeling unsafe, like my sister afterwards, she didn't even want to leave my mother in the house by herself."

Zimmerman Sues NBC And Loses!

Can't sue the media without having the facts.

The controversial Florida man wanted to sue the junk food media after they portrayed him as a "racist" in the 2012 event in which he killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

This lawsuit was going against NBC News for editing a 9-1-1 call in which it only singled out the part where he named the race of the teen, "looks up to no good" and these "assholes (punks) get away" remark.

The lawsuit was thrown out on merits that this asshole couldn't prove that NBC and its sister network Obama News did something malice in its reporting.

The asshole vows to appeal this controversial decision.

For once, I will actually smile knowing that this dead end will continue to be in the news. It's a matter of time that this guy does something that may eventually put his ass in the iron college.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Homeowner Kills Pregnant Burglar!

A man puts an end to a burglar's life despite the pleas of her being a pregnant woman.

Most states allow a homeowner to use deadly force if the intruder threatens the life or property.

That's what many call the castle doctrine. Of course in the state of California, they advocate the use of deadly force whenever an intruder threatens the life of the homeowner.

An 80 year old man put an end to a woman's life after she and her boyfriend attack him in a home burglary.

The homeowner shot and killed one of them despite the woman's pleas that she was pregnant.

The woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

Police said they would present their case to prosecutors Friday but were still deciding whether to recommend charges against Tom Greer, who told a television station he shot the woman in the back as she fled from his house.

"She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant — I'm going to have a baby,' and I shot her anyway," Greer told KNBC-TV outside his house.

Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference Thursday that the woman, 28-year-old Andrea Miller, did not appear to be pregnant, but a planned autopsy would determine whether she was.

However, the surviving suspect, Gus Adams, 26, has been arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and murder, McDonnell said. The murder charge is possible because he is accused of being involved in a felony that led to a death, the chief said. He was being held on bail just over $1 million, and police did not know if he had hired an attorney.

Both Miller and Adams, who had histories of similar crimes, were unarmed, McDonnell said.

Greer had been burglarized three times before and believed the same suspects were responsible.

He returned home shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday to find the pair in his home. Both suspects attacked him, hitting him with their fists and ultimately "body slamming" him to the floor, breaking his collar bone, McDonnell said.

Miller continued to hit him, McDonnell said, while Adams moved to a safe and begin trying to pry it open.

The homeowner was able to get to another room where he grabbed a gun and returned to open fire on the suspects. They fled through the garage and into an alley, and Greer gave chase, firing at them again outside, McDonnell said.

Miller was hit, collapsed in the alley and died at the scene, McDonnell said.

"The lady didn't run as fast as the man, so I shot her in the back twice," Greer told the TV station. "She's dead ... but he got away."

McDonnell would not say whether Miller was shot in the back as Greer said. He also declined to say how many shots were fired and whether either of the suspects was hit inside the house before fleeing.
Homeowner Tom Greer was shaken by the event. He may face charges in the killing.
No phone listing was available for Greer and he could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.

It will be up to the district attorney to decide whether to charge Greer with a crime, the chief said. Under California law, homeowners can defend themselves if they are in "imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death," he said.

Prosecutors will have to determine whether chasing after the suspects and firing on them outside the home goes beyond self-defense, McDonnell said.

Philadelphia Police Search For Men Who Plowed Over Family!

Police are searching for two men who managed to plow over innocent victims in a violent carjacking.

After a carjacking, men engage in a violent collision with a family who just managed to be at there at the wrong time.

 These two individuals are being sought by the Philadelphia police and the FBI after this incident turned deadly.

The Associated Press reports that an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three siblings and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim.

The men carjacked a real estate agent at gunpoint Friday morning, forcing her into the backseat of her Toyota 4Runner. The SUV sped out of control about a mile from where the carjacking occurred, slamming into the children and adults manning the fruit stand, Philadelphia police said.

"Three innocent children had their lives taken," Philadelphia Homicide Capt. James Clark said of the victims, ages 7, 10 and 15.

The suspects fled on foot.

"There are no words to describe how I feel right now," said police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, "but we do need to find these two guys."

More than $100,000 in rewards is being offered for the suspects' capture. Police also asked nearby businesses for surveillance video and pleaded with anyone with information to come forward.

Police said the suspects may have blown a tire as they turned a corner at high speed. The car ended up in a wooded area, its front end smashed against a stand of trees.

"Something obviously went horribly wrong," Clark said.

The 34-year-old mother of the victims was in critical condition, police said. The identities of the family weren't immediately released.

The carjack victim, a 45-year-old real estate agent, was also critically injured, while a neighbor, a 65-year-old woman who was helping the family sell fruit, was in stable condition, police said.

Witness Renee Charleston saw a car streaking through the intersection, then noticed children on the ground.

"Nobody was moving," she told television station WPVI.

Employees at Education Works, an educational nonprofit across the street from the wreck, told The Philadelphia Inquirer they ran to try to help the victims. One boy had no pulse and another's was barely there, said Karen Payne, who runs a summer camp there.

"I'm certified in first aid and CPR — my first instinct was to go to them," she said. "But I couldn't help."

Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison described the mayor as heartbroken.

"The prayers of the city go out to this family," he said.

Stephen A Smith Opens His Mouth And Inserts His Foot In!

Jackass sports commentator advocates for domestic violence.


One of the controversial figures on ESPN finally managed to get his dues. Stephen A. Smith who frequently gives his opinion on issues other than sports said something that may have seem to be an advocating of domestic violence. Smith seems to be advocating the attack provoked by a now suspended NFL player.

This guy is a good friend of that annoying ass conservative agitator who helped Barack Obama win.

The Huffington Post reports that Smith was on First Take and he let his tongue roll right out of his mouth.

In a long-winded statement, Smith acknowledged a man has "no business putting [his] hands on a woman," then slowly worked toward the conclusion that women should also do their part not to give men a reason to beat them.

"We know [abusing women is] wrong," Smith concedes, though toward the end of his monologue he casts doubt on who, exactly, is to blame for said abuse, given "the elements of provocation."

Baltimore Ravens (AFC) player Ray Rice got in some trouble this month and its finally reached its boiling point with not only the NFL but women's group.
Two game suspension for Ray Rice after domestic violence incident. Is that the best the NFL can do to him?
In February, after TMZ obtained security camera footage of Rice dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator, Smith, while critical, ultimately defended the player at the time. "It's important to recognize and reiterate [that] we do not know what happened ... inside that elevator," said Smith, concluding, "There is absolutely nothing ... that has ever brought [Rice's] integrity into question until now. ... He deserves the benefit of the doubt."

A grand jury indicted Rice on third-degree aggravated assault. This carries a possible jail sentence of three to five years and a fine of up to $15,000.00.

Rice married his girlfriend Janay Palmer later.

Smith is on the suspension block after these comments. This goes to show you that your freedom of speech doesn't merit the right to act a fool on a network.

Friday, July 25, 2014

If I Criticize Israel, Then I'm What?

If criticizing the killing innocent civilians by Israel anti-Semitic, then what is an unjustifiable killing?

Israel is mounting another assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Despite their efforts, the causalities of the innocent are growing and the Israelis are trying to place the blame solely on Hamas. Many internationally are getting tired of the excuses. They want to lay the hammer on Israel but one thing keeps them from doing it.

U.S., the United States of America.

Why?

My personal thoughts on this: The Israelis attacks on the Gaza Strip are WAR CRIMES.

They killed many innocent people at a United Nation's sanctioned public school. The Israeli military claims that it wasn't the fault of them, but Hamas launching a rocket that richocetted into the building.

BULLSHIT!

There's a riot in the West Bank and the Israeli forces ended up shooting three protesters. The protest are in regards to the heartless killings of schoolchildren seeking shelter.

For the fact that 500 Palestinians died in this one sided war against a political faction that they deem as a terrorist group is bullshit. Hamas was elected by the people of the Gaza Strip.

The Hamas governance believes that Israel is an oppressor and must be defeated. Hamas is conservative Sunni Islamic political organization.

The United States gives military aid to Israel. The Israeli government has a missile shield, nuclear weapons, a political campaign to paint themselves as the "victims" and a junk food media willing to aid their propaganda.

The Likud Party is the Tea Party of Israel. They've been in power for decades. They elected right wing leaders who run to the American junk food media with this notion that Israel is under attack and we must aid the country no matter what.

It seems like in a fight against an enemy, both sides would have the ammunition to destroy one another, then this would be a fair fight.

But like GOP Sundays, there's 3:1 ratio for Israelis. The junk food media is pro-Israel.

Our president, the Secretary of State John Kerry, the Republican Party, the Democratic Party and the American Jewish community believe that Israel "has the right" to defend their land. They have the "right to exist" and its up to Hamas to end the attacks.

But the problem with this is that Hamas is willing to end the conflict. They want to end it. But the reasons why they can't is because Israel continues to built settlements despite the United States and its allies warning the country not to. The Israeli government continue to block aid packages and medicine to the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They continue to tell this lie that Hamas hides in areas where women and children reside.

Yeah, right.

I am getting tired of this excuse. Hamas fighters would rather fight the Israelis in the streets instead of behind families.

Okay, here's where I believe they're wrong.

The Likud government is a far right government. They have such utter hatred of Blacks, Arabs and those who aren't like them. They strongly emphasize a national security policy based on a strong military force when threatened with continued enmity against Israel. It has shown reluctance to negotiate with its neighbors whom it believes continue to seek the destruction of the Jewish state. Its suspicion of Arab intentions, however, has not prevented the party from it from reaching agreements with the Arabs, such as the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt. Likud will never trust a mutually accepted agreements with the Arab world.

They believe in their minds, being the strongest is beneficial and weakness is not an option. Diplomacy with leaders who are conservative help their cause. Those they deem not of their level are often mocked and ignored.

See our president, Barack Obama has a somewhat testy relationship with right wing leaders.

Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, Stephen Harper of Canada, Angela Murkel of Germany, David Cameron of the United Kingdom,  Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea are politically right wing leaders.

These American conservative agitators support these leaders vehemently cause of their policies.

Over the years the rejection of peace talks often associates to the stubbornness of Israeli right-wing parties.

Far too long, I've been ignoring the conflict in the Middle East. I strongly believe that the United States shouldn't be involved as the world's police man. The U.S. should only aid a country in the time of a crisis (i.e. food and medical outbreak).

We shouldn't supply any country with weapons of mass destruction. What gives us the right to have nuclear weapons when countries like Iran, Syria and North Korea are barred from using them?

The UN threatened to sanction Israel for war crimes.

The United States have been participant in blocking any vote. The U.S. for the time being still believes that Hamas started the fight and Israel must take steps to end it.

The urging of ceasefire by Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is being ignored by both parties.

My thoughts on this situation is pretty simple.

Give Palestine the right to become a nation. The United States need to cut off the weapons to Israel.

Have each leader sit at the table in Geneva and offer a comprehensive truce.

If that fails, then charge Israeli leaders and military officers for war crimes at the Hague.

I'm against the attack of the Gaza Strip. There's nothing anti-Semitic about bombing civilian targets.

If Hamas had the power that Israel has, then I would have been more supportive. But if this lump sided fight was fair, then you could have convince me.

So as I allow my freedom of speech roll down these pages, I patiently wait for the first anonymous comment to come onto the pages of Journal de la Reyna.

What's your thoughts on the situation over in the Middle East?  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Conservative Outrage Over Obama's Motorcade!

Yes America, the president does wave at people going by. 

Everything happening overseas and the president has time to campaign. The president's aware of the crisis overseas. What is suppose to do?

He can't get things done with an inept Congress. So he has no choice but to gamble on the Democratic nominees who are willing to aid him in completing his agenda for his second term.

Conservatives are bemoaning the president over his campaign schedule. The president wants to hold the majority in the Senate, and he hopes that his supporters still have faith in him. So as he campaigns, another crisis and more ankle biting from the bitter Republicans and their whiny conservative allies.

Leading the way is an American perennial loser. He along with those annoying ass conservative agitators now bite over the president's motorcade temporarily blocking a laboring woman from entering University of California's Ronald Reagan Cedar Sinai Hospital.

There's a crisis in the Middle East. Israel and the Gaza Strip are at each other's throats. The Sunni extremist group ISIS is trying to overthrow the Iraqi government. There's thousands of migrants entering the country from Mexico illegally and a civil war in El Salvador. There's a disputed election in which two warlords are feuding over who won in Afghanistan. There's a civil war in Syria. There's a missile being fired from North Korea. There's a bitter conflict between Ukraine and Russian backed rebels. There's 250 young girls kidnapped in Nigeria. There's a trade war in Argentina and Brazil. The European Union is upset over spying by the United States. Then of course Edward Snowden is still wanted by the FBI.

This is the latest outrage from the radicals of the conservative media. When the shit hits the wall, the conservative agitators go word for word about how this minor issue constrains their way of life.

Like somewhere in California, the president was there. Traffic gets backed up. The motorcade route isn't selected by the president. That is selected by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Secret Service. The president is the "MOST VULNERABLE" for an attack domestically or internationally. The quickest and easiest way to get through is what the Secret Service does. There's no exceptions.

Unfortunately, if you don't watch the news about the president being in town, then you're likely going to be caught up in the traffic jam. Obviously this happens and most Americans will understand that.

But to the conservatives, he's a "KING" and "DICTATOR". Or better yet, they might as well refer to him as a "NIGGER" because he's disrespecting White people by just being in the White House.

So here's the equation of a conservative talking point:

That Guy Who Throws SHIT to The Wall + Local News Story = Conservative Outrage.

That Guy Who Throws SHIT to The Wall + Viral Video = Conservative Outrage.

That Guy Who Throws SHIT to The Wall  x (Obama + Opinion) + Unflattering Picture = Conservative Outrage.

    War on Women: Obama Motorcade Delays Woman in Labor ...
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    14 hours ago - War on Women: Obama Motorcade Delays Woman in Labor From Entering Hospital. Written by ... afternoon because the road was closed for President Barack Obama's motorcade. ... Libertarian / Conservative like Rand Paul

    Pregnant Woman Prevented From Reaching Hospital by ...

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    15 hours ago - HOME · Opinion - Conservative ... A leaderless country isn't the worst price to be paid for Obama's never-ending fundraising even in times of crisis. ... road had been closed for President Barack Obama's impending motorcade.
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    by Oliver Darcy - Video: Woman in Labor 'Not Allowed' to Cross Street to Hospital OverObama's Impending Motorcade. Jul. 24, 2014 2:21am Oliver Darcy ...
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According to the junk food media, the unidentified woman wasn't even upset over this. There were medical staffers available and they were willing to assist if the woman was to have her child. But so far there's no sign of birth during the motorcade.

Of course a local junk food media reporter wanted to get a piece of the action.



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Okay, I now decided to add "conservative outrage" to the label section. From now on, anytime a story that manages to drive the conservative agitators nuts I will use this label to describe the situation.

Any thoughts to this controversy?

Sia Furler: The Uncanny International Pop Star!


The world's most reclusive pop singer has major bids for Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Queen Bey.

Sia Furler is about to be an uncanny breakthrough [pop] singer. Her sixth album (and perhaps her first international debut) 1000 Forms of Fear is released.

Now she's "regrets" the fact that she's gaining notoriety for being a gifted talent. She is an Australian singer, actress and music writer.

As a writer, Furler has collaborated with many artists including Christina Aguilera, Eminem, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Lea Michele, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Hilltop Hoods, Katy Perry, Kesha, Rita Ora, Britney Spears, Jessie J, Oh Land, Angel Haze, Celine Dion, and Maroon 5. She co-wrote and featured on Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits, "Titanium" with David Guetta, with whom she also produced the single "She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" and "Wild Ones" with rapper Flo Rida. All three songs achieved international success.

In an interview with Nightline, Sia addresses becoming a pop star in her own right. However, she rejects the notion of being famous. She's is not interested in the fame. In fact, she won’t show her face in interviews, including with “Nightline.”

“I don’t want to be famous, or recognizable,” she said. “I don’t want to be critiqued about the way that I look on the Internet. ... I’ve been writing pop songs for pop stars for a couple years and see what their lives are like and that’s just not something I want.”

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sharpton And Hannity Are Back In The Race Agitation Business!

These two will certainly drive attention to the incident involving an unarmed Black man and the NYPD.

Guess who's getting involved in the Eric Garner situation?

A week ago, the NYPD tried to apprehend a man who was accused of selling loose cigarettes. There was a verbal confrontation and the law had taken the 6'3" 400 lb man down hard. They try to cuff him and he's telling them eight times "he can't breathe". By the time they got off him, he was unconscious and the NYPD and FDNY did nothing to save him.

This unarmed man was being questioned for a petty misdemeanor and the NYPD officers were trying to arrest him.

What drove the situation to involve death was the perception of one of the officers using a stranglehold to take down the man.

This video was posted by eyewitnesses. He posted on the social networks and it went viral. Now the whole world is talking about it. Obviously it's going to make it to the cable news channels with a known history of chasing ratings amid a controversy.

These two agitators who managed to bring front and center a race controversy over a few years ago. These two who both debated on the issues of race and politics. Both use a bullhorn on the AM dial and cable news channels to promote a divisive campaign to bring shame to what they've perceived as a threat to the very nature of American values.

Both have activist ties to controversial organizations and groups. One supports the civil rights movement. He founded the National Action Network. This one also singed a book deal and endorsement deal from rap label Cash Money Entertainment.

One supports the Tea Party. He's a co-chair of the Tea Party Patriots and a board member of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) founded by a Black extremist.

Both have passionate feelings on the NYPD's handling of an unarmed Black man who was restrained by two plain clothes officers.

Both believe that the excessive use of force was wrong. But both have a different take on the situation.

One believes that even in America, if the slightly infraction merits that type of restraint, then we outta to do something about it by not only protesting the incident but demanding those involved to be charged with a crime.

The other believes that NYPD are doing their jobs. To the other, that Garner should have just put his hands in the air and allow the police to restrain him. He kind believes that Garner agitated the incident by using his freedom of speech to tell the police officers to "get off his back".

Now as they gather their cameramen to the church where the funeral was held, you hear a Black preacher say "revenge". What does that mean?

According to the conservative agitators, they believe that "US BLACK FOLKS" will loot and riot when we don't get our way. If the NYPD officers walk, we tear the town down. That's what is being promoted on that website that "throws shit to the wall". The racist right loves to make us "BLACK FOLKS" look stupid. They think of us as "NATURAL BORN CRIMINALS" and "DA REAL RACISTS".

Obviously Garner gave the racist right the obvious "I DIDN'T DO NUFFINS" excuse.

In the graphic video you hear the man tell the officers that "he did nothing wrong" and "he couldn't breathe" after being taken down.

The world reacts to the harsh treatment of unarmed Black men.

What did the Black man do to deserve this?


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NYPD In Trouble Again! Man Dies After Stranglehold! [NSFW]

PHOTO: A 400- pound asthmatic Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island.
This wasn't the smartest thing the law did the moment Eric Garner was killed.

The New York Police Department is one of the country's finest but also mot world's most controversial law agencies. They have a known history of police brutality. The NYPD has targeted Blacks, Hispanic/Latinos and Muslims often because of the junk food media's portrayal of criminals. The NYPD often sees us a "NATURAL BORN CRIMINALS".

The NYPD is still reeling after the event that killed a 6'3" 400 lb man who was restrained in a choke hold.

Four EMS dispatchers were terminated after this incident. Two officers were placed on administrative duty pending an investigation into the handling of this.

The video is very disturbing. The NYPD restrain Eric Garner and he tells him he couldn't breathe.

The man was being sought after he was accused of selling cigarettes without a license.

That's not a huge crime, but since this does have to do with illegal commerce, it merits.

His funeral is today and people are outraged by this event.

We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the family of Eric Garner.

The question to those reading, do you believe that the NYPD handled the situation well or recklessly?



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Dear White People" Will Outrage Conservatives!

A movie that will certainly touch nerves and provoke a conversation about race.

There's a sleeper comedy coming this Fall. This movie is certainly going to piss off the racist right.

Dear White People is an upcoming 2014 American satire drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on black students attending Ivy League college in America and stars Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Kyle Gallner, Brittany Curran and Dennis Haysbert.

The film premiered in-competition in the US Dramatic Category at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.

It's a play on the stereotypes of Black America and how White people look upon it. At a fictional university, a riot is provoked by a White fraternity who throws a Black themed party.

Mediaite reports that the protagonist, a biracial student named Samantha White (played by Tessa Thompson), uses her college radio platform to lecture the white students at the fictional Ivy League school about how to interact with black people.
The cast of Dear White People.
“Dear white people,” Sam says into the microphone in the trailer, “the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, but you’re weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”

“Dear white people, please stop touching my hair.” she says. “Does this look like a petting zoo to you?”

And, “This just in: Dating a black person to piss off your parents is a form of racism.”

Later, when a white student asks her how she would feel if someone started a “Dear Black People” radio show, she replies, “No need. Mass media from Fox News makes it clear what white people think of us.”

Obamacare Got Knocked Down By Federal Judges!

Conservative judges strike down the subsides for the Affordable Care Act.

The president's signature law is under fire once again by the activist court. A three-judge panel ruled in Halbig v. Burwell that people in the 36 states that use the federal health insurance exchange are ineligible for subsidized insurance. The decision would also affect those who purchased insurance through the exchange but don't receive subsidies, as reneging on the payments would lead to a rapid increase in insurance rates for everyone.

Raymond Randolph, a Bush, sr. judge.
The White House said Tuesday the decision will be appealed to the entire D.C. circuit court -- what's known as an en banc review -- where Democrats hold a majority that is nearly certain to overturn the GOP judges' aggressive move. The next step could be the Supreme Court, which already upheld the Affordable Care Act in a separate case two years ago.

The two judges seized on text within the law that said subsidies would be provided to people who purchased insurance on exchanges established by the states. But 36 states declined to set up their own exchanges, and chose to rely on the federal government's exchange instead. Because the law doesn't specifically say that people who bought insurance on the federal exchange also get subsidies, the law's opponents argued that therefore such subsidies are illegal.

"The problem confronting the [ACA] is that subsidies also turn on a third attribute of Exchanges: who established them. Under section 36B, subsidies are available only for plans 'enrolled in through an Exchange established by the State under section 1311 of the [ACA],'" the majority opinion ruled, rejecting the counter-argument that other portions of the law specifically say that a federal exchange set up for a state is by definition a state exchange.

Thomas Griffin, W.'s appointed judge.
Halbig v. Burwell is a lawsuit that challenges the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A July 8, 2014 Washington Post article described it as being "the next big Obamacare case." On June 30, 2014, the Los Angeles Times said that compared to the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling, it was "a far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare."

The lawsuit challenges the power of the federal government to spend money on subsidies for policies that were purchased at the federal exchange. The plaintiff claims that the text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act only allows federal subsidies for exchanges that were "established by the State under Section 1311."

The Washington Post reported, "Section 1311 instructs states to create exchanges. Federal exchanges are established under Section 1321 of the Act." Subsidies for citizens in 34 states are at risk, because people in those states signed up under the federal exchange.

This is an ongoing situation, we here at Journal de la Reyna will continue to cover this controversy.

The Republicans and their allies once again obsess with a law that benefits millions of Americans who can't afford insurance. This ruling could affect over 4.7 to 10 million who already signed for the federal assistance in healthcare coverage.

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