THE LIFE & DEATH OF RUBIN HURRICANE CARTER DIED AT 76 – RIP RUBIN-GODSPEED!

IF U WERE SITTING WITH ME TODAY

U WOULD BE CRYING WITH ME

I FEEL SO GOOD AND SO SAD AT THE SAME TIME

I LOVE DYLAN’S SONG “HURRICANE”

The man with Rubin who cared for him in his last days is JOHN ARTIS who was with Rubin and was convicted of the same murder. They went to jail together. They saw everything together – through thick & through thin.  Some friends are beautiful all the way to the end.

http://members.shaw.ca/cartermyths/Carterartis.htm

Rubin on the left – Artis on the right

Talk about a “right hand man” – John Artis

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Former Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies At 76

Posted: 04/20/2014 11:10 am EDT Updated: 04/20/2014 11:27 am EDT
RUBIN HURRICANE CARTER

  HURRICANE CARTER

TORONTO (AP) — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.

Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and public advocacy. His ordeal and the alleged racial motivations behind it were publicized in Bob Dylan’s 1975 song “Hurricane,” several books and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, who received an Academy Award nomination for playing the boxer turned prisoner.

Carter’s murder convictions abruptly ended the boxing career of a former petty criminal who became an undersized middleweight contender largely on ferocity and punching power.

Although never a world champion, Carter went 27-12-1 with 19 knockouts, memorably stopping two-division champ Emile Griffith in the first round in 1963. He also fought for a middleweight title in December 1964, losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello.

In June 1966, three white people were shot by two black men at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson. Carter and Artis were convicted by an all-white jury largely on the testimony of two thieves who later recanted their stories.

Carter was granted a new trial and briefly freed in 1976, but sent back for nine more years after being convicted in a second trial.

“I wouldn’t give up,” Carter said in an interview on PBS in 2011. “No matter that they sentenced me to three life terms in prison. I wouldn’t give up. Just because a jury of 12 misinformed people … found me guilty did not make me guilty. And because I was not guilty, I refused to act like a guilty person.”

Dylan became aware of Carter’s plight after reading the boxer’s autobiography. He met Carter and co-wrote “Hurricane,” which he performed on his Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975.

Muhammad Ali also spoke out on Carter’s behalf, while advertising art director George Lois and other celebrities also worked toward Carter’s release.

With a network of friends and volunteers also advocating for him, Carter eventually won his release from U.S. District Judge H. Lee Sarokin, who wrote that Carter’s prosecution had been “predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.”

Born on May 6, 1937, into a family of seven children, Carter struggled with a hereditary speech impediment and was sent to a juvenile reform center at 12 after an assault. He escaped and joined the Army in 1954, experiencing racial segregation and learning to box while in West Germany.

Carter then committed a series of muggings after returning home, spending four years in various state prisons. He began his pro boxing career in 1961 after his release, winning 20 of his first 24 fights mostly by stoppage.

Carter was fairly short for a middleweight at 5-foot-8, but his aggression and high punch volume made him effective.

His shaved head and menacing glower gave him an imposing ring presence, but also contributed to a menacing aura outside the ring. He was also quoted as joking about killing police officers in a 1964 story in the Saturday Evening Post which was later cited by Carter as a cause of his troubles with police.

Carter boxed regularly on television at Madison Square Garden and overseas in London, Paris and Johannesburg. Although his career appeared to be on a downswing before he was implicated in the murders, Carter was hoping for a second middleweight title shot.

Carter and Artis were questioned after being spotted in the area of the murders in Carter’s white car, which vaguely matched witnesses’ descriptions. Both cited alibis and were released, but were arrested months later. A case relying largely on the testimony of thieves Alfred Bello and Arthur Bradley resulted in a conviction in June 1967.

Carter defied his prison guards from the first day of his incarceration, spending time in solitary confinement because of it.

“When I walked into prison, I refused to wear their stripes,” Carter said. “I refused to eat their food. I refused to work their jobs, and I would have refused to breathe the prison’s air if I could have done so.”

Carter eventually wrote and spoke eloquently about his plight, publishing his autobiography, “The Sixteenth Round,” in 1974. Benefit concerts were held for his legal defense.

After his release, Carter moved to Toronto, where he served as the executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted from 1993 to 2005. He received two honorary doctorates for his work.

Director Norman Jewison made Carter’s story into a well-reviewed biographical film, with Washington working closely alongside Carter to capture the boxer’s transformation and redemption. Washington won a Golden Globe for the role.

“This man right here is love,” Washington said while onstage with Carter at the Golden Globes ceremony in early 2000. “He’s all love. He lost about 7,300 days of his life, and he’s love. He’s all love.”

But the makers of “The Hurricane” were widely criticized for factual inaccuracies and glossing over other parts of Carter’s story, including his criminal past and a reputation for a violent temper. Giardello sued the film’s producers for its depiction of a racist fix in his victory over Carter, who acknowledged Giardello deserved the win.

Carter’s weight and activity dwindled during his final months, but he still advocated for prisoners he believed to be wrongfully convicted.

Carter wrote an opinion essay for the New York Daily News in February, arguing vehemently for the release of David McCallum, convicted of a kidnapping and murder in 1985. Carter also briefly mentioned his health, saying he was “quite literally on my deathbed.”

“Now I’m looking death straight in the eye,” Carter wrote. “He’s got me on the ropes, but I won’t back down.”

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Rubin Carter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rubin Carter
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Carter in 2011
Statistics
Nickname(s) Hurricane
Rated at Middleweight
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nationality American
Born May 6, 1937
Clifton, New Jersey
Died 20 April 2014 (aged 76)
Toronto, Ontario
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 27
Wins by KO 19
Losses 12
Draws 1
No contests 0Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) was an American retired middleweight boxer best known for having beenwrongfully convicted for murder and later exonerated after spending 20 year in prison.

In 1966, police arrested Carter for a triple homicide in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Police stopped Carter’s car and brought him and another occupant, John Artis, to the scene of the crime. There was little physical evidence. Police took nofingerprints at the crime scene and lacked the facilities to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residue. None of the eyewitnesses identified Carter or Artis as the shooters. Carter and Artis were tried and convicted twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders, but after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time.

Carter’s autobiography, titled “The Sixteenth Round”, was published in 1975 by Warner Books. The story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song Hurricane.

From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.\]

Early life[edit]

Carter was born in Clifton, New Jersey, the fourth of seven children.[1] He acquired a criminal record and was sentenced to a juvenile reformatory for assault shortly after his 14th birthday. Carter escaped from the reformatory in 1954 and joined the Army.[1] A few months after completing infantry basic training at Fort JacksonSouth Carolina, he was sent to West Germany.[2] While in Germany Carter began to box for the United States Army.[2]

In May 1956, he received an “Undesirable” discharge, having failed to complete his three-year term of enlistment.[3] He was arrested less than a month later for his escape from the Jamesburg Home for Boys. After his return to New Jersey, Carter was picked up by authorities and sentenced to an additional nine months, five of which he served in Annandale prison. Shortly after being released, Carter committed a series of muggings, including assault and robbery of a middle-aged black woman. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was imprisoned in East Jersey State Prison (formerly Rahway State Prison) in Avenel, New Jersey, a maximum-security facility, where he remained for the next four years,[3] and spent time in the Rahway and Trenton state prisons.

Boxing career[edit]

Rubin Carter

After his release from prison in September 1961, Carter became a professional boxer .[4] At 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m), Carter was shorter than the average middleweight, but he fought all of his professional career at 155–160 lb (70–72.6 kg). His aggressive style and punching power (resulting in many early-round knockouts) drew attention, establishing him as a crowd favorite and earning him the nickname “Hurricane.” After he defeated a number of middleweight contenders—such as Florentino Fernandez, Holley Mims, Gomeo Brennan, and George Benton—the boxing world took notice. The Ring first listed him as one of its “Top 10″ middleweight contenders in July 1963.

He fought six times in 1963, winning four bouts and losing two.[4] He remained ranked in the lower part of the top 10 until December 20, when he surprised the boxing world by flooring past and future world champion Emile Griffith twice in the first round and scoring a technical knockout.

That win resulted in The Ring‘ ranking Carter as the number three contender for Joey Giardello‘s world middleweight title. Carter won two more fights (one a decision over future heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis) in 1964, before meeting Giardello in Philadelphia for a 15-round championship match on December 14. Carter fought well in the early rounds, landing a few solid rights to the head and staggering Giardello in the fourth—but failed to follow them up, and Giardello took control of the fight in the fifth round. The judges awarded Giardello a unanimous decision.

Carter felt in retrospect that he lost by not bringing the fight to the champion.[5]

After that fight, Carter’s standing as a contender—as reflected by his ranking in The Ring—began to decline. He fought nine times in 1965, but lost three of four fights against top contenders (Luis Manuel RodríguezDick Tiger, and Harry Scott).[4] Tiger, in particular, floored Carter three times in their match. “It was,” Carter said, “the worst beating that I took in my life—inside or outside the ring.”[6] During his visit to London (to fight Scott) Carter was involved in an incident in which a shot was fired in his hotel room.[7]

Carter’s career record in boxing was 27 wins, 12 losses, and one draw in 40 fights, with 19 total knockouts (8 KOs and 11 TKOs).[8]

He received an honorary championship title belt from the World Boxing Council in 1993 (as did Joey Giardello at the same banquet) and was later inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.[4]

Homicides[edit]

On June 17, 1966, at approximately 2:30 a.m., two males entered the Lafayette Bar and Grill at East 18th Street at Lafayette Street in Paterson, New Jersey and started shooting.[9] The bartender, James Oliver, and a male customer, Fred Nauyoks, were killed instantly. A severely wounded female customer, Hazel Tanis, died almost a month later, having been shot in the throat, stomach, intestinespleen and left lung, and having her arm shattered by shotgun pellets. A third customer, Willie Marins, survived the attack, despite a gunshot wound to the head that cost him the sight in one eye. During questioning, both Marins and Tanis told police that the shooters had been black males, though neither identified Carter or John Artis.

Petty criminal Alfred Bello, who had been near the Lafayette that night to burglarize a factory, was an eyewitness. Bello later testified that he was approaching the Lafayette when two black males—one carrying a shotgun, the other a pistol—came around the corner walking towards him.[10] He ran from them, and they got into a white car that was double-parked near the Lafayette.[9]

Bello was one of the first people on the scene of the shootings, as was Patricia Graham (later Patricia Valentine), a resident on the second floor (above the Lafayette Bar and Grill). Graham told the police that she saw two black males get into a white car and drive westbound.[citation needed] Another neighbor, Ronald Ruggiero, also heard the shots, and said that, from his window, he saw Alfred Bello running west on Lafayette Street toward 16th Street. He then heard the screech of tires and saw a white car shoot past, heading west, with two black males in the front seat.[citation needed] Both Bello and Valentine gave police a description of the car, which changed at the second court case: Valentine claimed that the lights lit up like butterflies, which Carter’s car did not have; only the two end lights lit up.[11]

Investigation, indictment and first conviction[edit]

Carter was driving a white Dodge, matching the description of the car as white,[2] and police stopped it and brought Carter and another occupant, John Artis, to the scene about 31 minutes after the incident. There was little physical evidence; police took no fingerprints at the crime scene, and lacked the facilities to test Carter and Artis for gunshot residue. None of the eyewitnesses identified Carter or Artis as the shooters. Carter, in fact, was brought to the hospital the evening of the shooting at approximately 4 a.m., and victim Willie Marins identified Carter as not one of the shooters.[11] On searching the car about 45 minutes later, Detective Emil DiRobbio found a live .32 caliber pistol round under the front passenger seat and a 12-gauge shotgun shell in the trunk. Ballistics later established that the murder weapons had been a .32 caliber pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun.[10] The defense later raised questions about this evidence, as it was not logged with a property clerk until five days after the murders.[12]

Police took Carter and Artis to police headquarters and questioned them. Witnesses did not identify them as the killers, and they were released.[2]

Several months later, Bello disclosed to the police that he had an accomplice during the attempted burglary, one Arthur Dexter Bradley. On further questioning, Bello and Bradley both identified Carter as one of the two males they had seen carrying weapons outside the bar the night of the murders. Bello also identified Artis as the other. Based on this additional evidence, Carter and Artis were arrested and indicted.[13]

At the 1967 trial, Carter was represented by well-known attorney Raymond A. Brown.[14] Brown focused on inconsistencies in some of the descriptions given by eyewitnesses Marins and Bello.[15] The defense also produced a number of alibi witnesses who testified that Carter and Artis had been in the Nite Spot (another nearby bar) at about the time of the shootings.[10] Both men were convicted. Prosecutors sought the death penalty, but jurors recommended that each defendant receive a life sentence for each murder. Judge Samuel Larner imposed two consecutive and one concurrent life sentence on Carter, and three concurrent life sentences on Artis.

In 1974, Bello and Bradley recanted their identifications of Carter and Artis, and these recantations were used as the basis for a motion for a new trial. Judge Samuel Larner denied the motion on December 11, saying that the recantations “lacked the ring of truth.”[16]

Despite Larner’s ruling, Madison Avenue advertising guru George Lois organized a campaign on Carter’s behalf, which led to increasing public support for a retrial or pardon.Muhammad Ali lent his support to the campaign, and Bob Dylan co-wrote (with Jacques Levy) and performed a song called “Hurricane” (1975), which declared that Carter was innocent. In 1975 Dylan performed the song at a concert at Trenton State Prison, where Carter was temporarily an inmate.

However, during the hearing on the recantations, defense attorneys also argued that Bello and Bradley had lied during the 1967 trial, telling the jurors that they had made only certain narrow, limited deals with prosecutors in exchange for their trial testimony. A detective taped one interrogation of Bello in 1966, and when it was played during the recantation hearing, defense attorneys argued that the tape revealed promises beyond what Bello had testified to. If so, prosecutors had either had a Brady obligation to disclose this additional exculpatory evidence, or a duty to disclose the fact that their witnesses had lied on the stand.

Larner denied this second argument as well, but the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously held that the evidence of various deals made between the prosecution and witnesses Bello and Bradley should have been disclosed to the defense before or during the 1967 trial as this could have “affected the jury’s evaluation of the credibility” of the eyewitnesses. “The defendants’ right to a fair trial was substantially prejudiced,” said Justice Mark Sullivan.[10] The court set aside the original convictions and granted Carter and Artis a new trial.

Despite the difficulties of prosecuting a ten-year-old case, Prosecutor Burrell Ives Humphreys decided to try Carter and Artis again. To ensure, as best he could, that he did not use perjured testimony to obtain a conviction, Humphreys had Bello polygraphed—once by Leonard H. Harrelson and a second time by Richard Arther, both well-known and respected experts in the field.[citation needed] Both men concluded that Bello was telling the truth when he said that he had seen Carter outside the Lafayette immediately after the murders.[citation needed]

However, Harrelson also reported orally that Bello had been inside the bar shortly before and at the time of the shooting, a conclusion that contradicted Bello’s 1967 trial testimony.[17] Despite this oral report, Harrelson’s subsequent written report stated that Bello’s 1967 testimony had been truthful, the polygraphist apparently unaware that in 1967, Bello testified that he had been on the street at the time of the shooting.[17]

Second conviction and appeal[edit]

During the new trial, Alfred Bello repeated his 1967 testimony, identifying Carter and Artis as the two armed men he had seen outside the Lafayette Grill. Bradley refused to cooperate with prosecutors, and neither prosecution nor defense called him as a witness.

The defense responded with testimony from multiple witnesses who identified Carter at the locations he claimed to be at when the murders happened.[18]

Defense witness Fred Hogan—whose efforts had led to the discredited recantations of Bello and Bradley—dealt the defense yet another blow. Though Hogan denied offering any bribes or inducements to Bello,[19] Judge Bruno Leopizzi forced him to produce his original handwritten notes on his conversations with Bello.

The court also heard testimony from a Carter associate that Passaic County prosecutors had tried to pressure her into testifying against Carter. Prosecutors denied the charge.[20] After deliberating for almost nine hours, the jury again found Carter and Artis guilty of the murders. Judge Leopizzi re-imposed the same sentences on both men: a double life sentence for Carter, a single life sentence for Artis.

Artis was paroled in 1981.[21]

Carter’s attorneys continued to appeal. In 1982, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed his convictions (4–3). While the justices felt that the prosecutors should have disclosed Harrelson’s oral opinion (about Bello’s location at the time of the murders) to the defense, only a minority thought this was material. The majority thus concluded that the prosecution had not withheld information that the Brady disclosure law required that they provide to the defense.[22]

According to Carolyn Kelley, a 61-year-old from Newark working as a bail bondswoman in 1975, she was asked to get involved in the effort to win a new trial for Mr. Carter. She devoted more than a year to raising funds for Mr. Carter. Mr. Carter’s appeal was upheld. In March 1976, Mr. Carter was released on bail to await a new trial. A few weeks later, Mrs. Kelly says the boxer beat her into unconsciousness in his hotel room during a meeting she sought with him over affairs relating to her involvement with his cause. Rumors of the beating got out. Finally, Chuck Stone, a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, broke the story of the alleged beating in a front-page article. After Mr. Stone’s column ran, the alleged beating became a national story. Mr. Carter’s celebrity support melted away.[citation needed]

Federal court action[edit]

Three years later, Carter’s attorneys filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in federal court. In 1985, Judge Haddon Lee Sarokin of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted the writ, noting that the prosecution had been “predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure,” and set aside the convictions.[23]

Carter, 48 years old, was freed without bail in November 1985.[24]

Prosecutors appealed Sarokin’s ruling to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and filed a motion with the court to return Carter to prison pending the outcome of the appeal.[25][26]The court denied this motion and eventually upheld Sarokin’s opinion, affirming his Brady analysis without commenting on his other rationale.[27]

The prosecutors appealed to the United States Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case.[9][28]

Prosecutors could have tried Carter (and Artis) a third time, but decided not to, and filed a motion to dismiss the original indictments. “It is just not legally feasible to sustain a prosecution, and not practical after almost 22 years to be trying anyone,” said New Jersey Attorney General W. Cary Edwards. Acting Passaic County Prosecutor John P. Goceljak said several factors made a retrial impossible, including Bello’s “current unreliability” as a witness and the unavailability of other witnesses. Goceljak also doubted whether the prosecution could reintroduce the racially motivated crime theory due to the federal court rulings.[29] A judge granted the motion to dismiss, bringing an end to the legal proceedings.[30]

Aftermath[edit]

As of May 2013, Carter lived in TorontoOntario, and was executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) from 1993 until 2005. Carter resigned when the AIDWYC declined to support Carter’s protest of the appointment (to a judgeship) of Susan MacLean, who was the prosecutor of Canadian Guy Paul Morin,[31]who served ten years in prison for rape and murder until exonerated by DNA evidence.[32]

In 1996 Carter, then 59, was arrested when Toronto police mistakenly identified him as a suspect in his thirties believed to have sold drugs to an undercover officer. He was released after the police realized their error.[33]

Carter often served as a motivational speaker. On October 14, 2005, he received two honorary Doctorates of Law, one from York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and one from Griffith University (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), in recognition of his work with AIDWYC and the Innocence Project. Carter received the Abolition Award from Death Penalty Focus in 1996.

Prostate cancer[edit]

In March 2012, while attending the International Justice Conference in Burswood, Western Australia, Carter revealed that he had terminal prostate cancer.[34] At the time, doctors gave him between three and six months to live. Since shortly after that time, John Artis has been living with and caring for Carter.[35]

Death[edit]

On April 20, 2014 John Artis confirmed that Carter had succumbed to his illness.[36]

Popular culture[edit]

Carter’s story inspired:

  • The 1975 Bob Dylan song Hurricane
  • Nelson Algren‘s 1983 novel, The Devil’s Stocking[37]
  • The Norman Jewison 1999 feature film The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington in the lead role about Rubin Carter’s accusation, trials, and time spent in prison. Carter later discussed at a lecture how he fell in love with Washington’s portrayal of him during auditions for The Hurricane, noting that boxer Marvin Hagler and actors Wesley Snipes andSamuel L. Jackson all vied for the role.[38]
  • The Michael Franti and Spearhead song from 2001′s album Stay Human entitled “Love’ll Set Me Free” is also about Carter. The song’s lyric’s also include a paraphrased quotation from the Carter trials: “I ain’t tryin’ to appeal to just your mind Just little part of your humanity.” The words “Love like a Hurricane” in its lyrics also refer to Carter.

Carter also appeared as himself in Dylan’s 1978 movie Renaldo and Clara.[39]

UKRAINE VS RUSSIA – EASTER TRUCE BROKEN – RUSSIANS ARE MORONS

I NEVER LIKED THE RUSSIANS

I WAS A JERK TO GO TO THAT RUSSIAN BUTCHER – DENTIST SYMON C IN NYC

HE FUCKED UP MY PARTNER’S TEETH AND MY MINE ARE BREAKING TOO – HE’S A BUTCHER

AND I’M GLAD HIS WIFE FUCKED HIM OVER AND HIS ONLY CHILD – A SON HATES HIS GUTS TOO

HE’S A BAD PERSON.

HOWEVER DURING MY FORMATIVE YEARS

MY MOTHER’S GREAT AUNT LIVED AND DIED IN RUSSIA

AUNT VERKIN WAS HER NAME

SHE WROTE LETTERS IN ENGLISH TO MY MOTHER WITH THE HELP OF A FRIEND

MOST OF IT PASSED THROUGH RUSSIA’S GATE KEEPERS AND THEY BLOCKED OUT WORDS

AND THEN PENALIZED MY GREAT AUNT FOR WRITING PROPAGANDA TO AMERICA.

I HATE THE RUSSIANS

I REFUSE TO GO TO THAT COUNTRY

IF I WERE A FAMOUS MUSICIAN

I WOULD NEVER HAVE A SHOW THERE – EVER

TURKEY IS ALSO ONE OF THE COUNTRIES ON MY ‘BLOCKED LIST”

PUTIN & RUSSIA NEED TO PERMANENTLY GO AWAY

FOREVER.

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PLUS I REALLY LOVE WITH OBAMA IS DOING

WE AREN’T GOING TO WAR WITH STUPID RUSSIA AND PUTIN

BUT WE WILL MAKE IT A “PARIAH” STATE AND NO ONE WILL DO BUSINESS WITH THEM GOING FORWARD – IT WILL DRAIN THEIR RESOURCES BECAUSE RUSSIA IS DEPENDENT ON AMERICA AND THE EU FOR TRADE.

WHEN THERE IS NO MORE TRADE

RUSSIA AND RUSSIANS WILL CEASE TO EXIST.

HOO RAH!

 

Ukraine Forces Accuse Russia Of Staging Shooting

Posted: 04/20/2014 9:18 am EDT Updated: 04/20/2014 9:59 am EDTE:

KIEV, April 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s police and intelligence service accused Russia of staging a fatal shooting incident on Sunday in which pro-Moscow separatists were killed in the east of the country.

“Armed lawbreakers and saboteurs who are terrorising the local population around Slaviansk … have turned to cynical provocation,” the SBU security service said in a statement, describing the incident as a “staged attack”.

No group was present “other than the saboteurs and crime figures, supported and armed by officers of Russia’s GRU” military intelligence, the SBU added. The Ukrainian nationalist group Right Sector, blamed by separatists for the shooting, denied involvement and also accused Russian special forces.

Russia has accused Ukraine of failing to protect civilians in the Russian-speaking east and has threatened to intervene on their behalf – as it did before annexing Crimea last month.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry noted that its police were unable to operate in Slaviansk since pro-Moscow gunmen took over the town earlier this month. But in a statement it said it had established that at least three men were killed in what it suspected might have been an incident set up by Russian agents.

Separatists manning a checkpoint on a road into Slaviansk near the town of Bylbasovka returned fire, it said, after gunmen in four cars drove up and shot at them at 2:20 a.m. (2320 GMT).

Three separatists were killed, two locals and a third as yet unidentified. Three were wounded. About a dozen attackers took off in two cars, carrying an unknown number of dead and wounded.

The Interior Ministry said none of its forces had mounted an operation overnight around Slaviansk, which it described as “the most dangerous place in Ukraine, in view of the presence in the town of foreign saboteurs and illegal armed groups”.

“At the same time,” it added, “One cannot but suspect the speed with which camera crews from Russian TV stations appeared at the scene of the shooting, and the obviously staged subject matter of news reports in the Russian media.”

It noted that the news was broken by media run by Dmitry Kiselyov, a journalist who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and who, the ministry noted, is the subject of visa bans imposed by the United States and EU as part of sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for annexing Crimea. (Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

EASTER TRUCE BROKEN

Shootout At Checkpoint In Eastern Ukraine Leaves At Least 3 Dead…Ukraine Forces Accuse Russia Of Staging Shooting: ‘Cynical Provocation’… Obama Goal: Make Russia A Pariah State

 

FOX TV EXECUTIVE DARLENE TIPTON GETS FIRED FOR TRYING TO HELP FAMILIES OF MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 370?

FOX CHANNEL SUCKS

THEIR PEOPLE ARE HEARTLESS FUCKS AND THEY  HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS?

MEANWHILE THIS DING A LING WORKED THERE FOR 1/4 OF A CENTURY WITH THOSE FUCK FACES

SHE’S A FUCK FACE TOO BUT NOW SHE’S GOING TO SUE THEM FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION

THESE PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING ALL THE WAY AROUND.

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Fox Executive Darlene Tipton Fired Over Flight 370 Charity Email

Posted: 04/19/2014 4:23 pm EDT Updated: 04/19/2014 6:59 pm EDT

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NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired.

Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and who has made frequent TV appearances since the plane’s March 8 disappearance.

Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton’s “conduct and communications” violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, “As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps.” He confirmed that Tipton has left the company.

Tipton was with Fox for a quarter-century before her April 9 dismissal. She said she plans to continue with her initiative, soliciting contributions through the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.

“We want to raise money for families, to give them immediate relief,” Tipton said during a phone interview from her Los Angeles home. “Otherwise, they could be in court for years.”

A condition of accepting the money she hopes to raise: Recipients must waive the right to seek legal remedy.

“If they’re getting money through contributions,” she said, “it isn’t right for them to seek money through legal channels, too.”

But she plans to sue Fox for wrongful termination, said her husband, Ken Tipton, a writer and producer.

He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane’s passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help.

“She wanted to do it because it could be done,” he said. “So why not try?”

The investigation into what happened to Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, continued Saturday with searches of a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed.

Tipton’s firing was first reported by Christine Negroni in her blog Flying Lessons.

13 PEOPLE PASS AWAY ON MOUNT EVEREST

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY PEOPLE DARE TO CLIMB THAT MOUNTAIN

NO IDEA AT ALL

I HAVE NO INTEREST

HOWEVER some Sherpa guides and others were climbing Everest recently when there was an avalanche and they died.

This is their story.

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13th Body Pulled From Snow In Everest Avalanche

Posted: 04/19/2014 8:51 am EDT Updated: 04/19/2014 1:59 pm EDT

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ANG KAJI SHERPA

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated, said Maddhu Sunan Burlakoti, head of the Nepalese government’s mountaineering department. But the painstaking effort involved testing the strength of newly fallen snow and using extra clamps, ropes and aluminum ladders to navigate the treacherous Khumbu icefall, a maze of immense ice chunks and crevasses.

The avalanche slammed into the guides at about 6:30 a.m. Friday near the “popcorn field,” a section of the Khumbu known for its bulging chunks of ice. The group of about 25 Sherpa guides were among the first people making their way up the mountain this climbing season. They were hauling gear to the higher camps that their foreign clients would use in attempting to reach the summit next month.

One of the survivors told his relatives that the path had been unstable just before the snow slide hit at an elevation near 5,800 meters (19,000 feet). The area is considered particularly dangerous due to its steep slope and deep crevasses that cut through the snow and ice covering the pass year round.

As soon as the avalanche occurred, rescuers, guides and climbers rushed to help, and all other climbing was suspended.

Seven of the 12 bodies pulled out and brought down Friday were handed over to their families in the Everest region, while the other five were taken to Katmandu, Nepal’s capital.

Four survivors were conscious and being treated in the intensive care units of several Katmandu hospitals for broken ribs, fractured limbs, punctured lungs and skin abrasions, according to Dr. C.R. Pandey from Grande Hospital. Others were treated for less serious injuries at the Everest base camp.

Hundreds of climbers, guides and support crews had been at Everest’s base camp preparing to climb the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak when weather conditions are most favorable next month. As with each year, the Sherpa guides from each of the expedition teams had been working together to prepare the path by carving routes through the ice, fixing ropes on the slopes and setting up camps at higher altitudes.

One of the injured guides, Dawa Tashi, said the Sherpas were delayed on their way up the slope because the path was unsteady. With little warning, a wall of snow crashed down on the group and buried many of them, according to Tashi’s sister-in-law, Dawa Yanju. Doctors said Tashi, who was partially buried in the avalanche, suffered several broken ribs.

The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal’s alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks.

More than 4,000 climbers have summited Everest since 1953, when it was first conquered by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Hundreds have died trying.

The worst recorded disaster on Everest had been a fierce blizzard on May 11, 1996, that caused the deaths of eight climbers, including famed mountaineer Rob Hall, and was later memorialized in a book, “Into Thin Air,” by Jon Krakauer. Six Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche in 1970.

Earlier this year, Nepal announced several steps to better manage the heavy flow of climbers and speed up rescue operations. The steps included the dispatch of officials and security personnel to the base camp at (5,300 meters) 17,380 feet, where they will stay throughout the spring climbing season, which ends in May.

THE STORY OF LOVE AT EASTER

LOVE comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and animals. Check out this story and I’m sure you’re going to tear up. It’s Easter – relax, have a beer and watch some videos about CHRISTIAN THE LION.

THESE TWO GUYS ARE NOT GAY – THEY ARE BOTH MARRIED TO WOMEN AND HAVE KIDS BUT THEY ALSO HAVE A FRIENDSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH THIS SPECIAL ANIMAL.

The last time these men saw Christian was in 1973. They stopped looking for him after that. Lions usually live between 10 to 14 years; just like doggie’s. Every time I see this lion I think of my fluffy Frankie.

Myq & FrankieMyqui & Frankie!!!

 CHRISTIAN’S TWO FRIENDS – OLDER

Christian the lion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christian was a lion originally purchased by Australians John Rendall and Anthony “Ace” Bourke from Harrods department store of LondonEngland, in 1969 and ultimately reintroduced to the African wild by conservationist George Adamson. One year after Adamson released Christian to the wild, his former owners decided to go looking for him to see whether Christian would remember them. He did, and with him were two lionesses who accepted the men as well.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

External images
 Christian with London owners John Rendall and Anthony Bourke
 Christian with George Adamson at Kora National Reserve.

Christian was originally acquired by Harrods from the now-defunct zoo park in Ilfracombe. Rendall and Bourke purchased Christian for 250 guineas (£3500 today).[1]

Rendall and Bourke,[3] along with their friends Jennifer Mary Taylor and Unity Jones, cared for the lion where they lived in London until he was a year old. As he got larger, the men moved Christian to their furniture store—coincidentally named Sophistocat—where living quarters in the basement were set aside for him. Rendall and Bourke obtained permission from a local vicar to exercise Christian at a church graveyard, and the men also took the lion on day trips to the seaside.[1]

Christian’s growing size and the increasing cost of his care led Rendall and Bourke to understand they could not keep him in London.[1] When Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the film Born Free, visited Rendall and Bourke’s furniture store and met Christian, they suggested that Bourke and Rendall ask the assistance of George Adamson. Adamson, a Kenyan conservationist, who together with his wife Joy raised and released Elsa the lioness, agreed to reintegrate Christian into the wild at their compound in the Kora National Reserve. Virginia McKenna wrote about the experience in her memoir The Life in My Years, published March 2009.

Adamson introduced Christian to an older male lion, “Boy”, who had been used in the feature film Born Free and who also featured prominently in the documentary film The Lions Are Free, and subsequently to a female cub Katania in order to form the nucleus of a new pride. The pride suffered many setbacks: Katania was possibly devoured by crocodiles at a watering hole; another female was killed by wild lions; and Boy was severely injured, afterwards losing his ability to socialize with other lions and humans, and was shot by Adamson after fatally wounding an assistant. These events left Christian as the sole surviving member of the original pride.

Over the course of a year, as George Adamson continued his work, the pride established itself in the region around Kora, with Christian as the head of the pride started by Boy.[4]

Reunions[edit]

1971[edit]

When John and Ace were informed by Adamson of Christian’s successful reintroduction to the wild (reported in some newspaper articles to be in 1971, and by George Adamson to be 1972[5]) they traveled to Kenya to visit Christian and were filmed in the documentary Christian, The Lion at World’s End (released in the U.S. as Christian the Lion).[4]According to the documentary, Adamson advised Rendall and Bourke that Christian might not remember them. The film shows the lion at first cautiously approach and then quickly leap playfully onto the two men, standing on his hind legs and wrapping his front legs around their shoulders, nuzzling their faces. The documentary also shows the lionesses, Mona and Lisa, and a foster cub named Supercub welcoming the two men.[6]

1973[edit]

Rendall details a final, largely unfilmed reunion that occurred (reported in some newspaper articles to have been in 1974, and by George Adamson to have been in 1973[7]). By this time Christian was successfully defending his own pride, had cubs of his own and was about twice the size he was in the earlier reunion video.[8] Adamson advised Rendall that it would most likely be a wasted trip as he had not seen Christian’s pride for nine months. However, when he reached Kora, Christian and his pride had returned to Adamson’s compound the day before their arrival.

Rendall describes the visit he and George Adamson made:[1]

We called him and he stood up and started to walk towards us very slowly. Then, as if he had become convinced it was us, he ran towards us, threw himself on to us, knocked us over, knocked George over and hugged us, like he used to, with his paws on our shoulders.

The second reunion lasted until the next morning. According to Rendall that was the last anyone saw Christian.[1]

George Adamson counted the days without seeing Christian from the late spring 1973 final reunion. He notes in his book My Pride And Joy (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987) that after 97 days, he stopped counting.[7]

In media[edit]

In 1971, Christian’s owners published his story as A Lion Called Christian. This book was republished in 2009 following the spread of his story on YouTube.

A video of the 1971 reunion, edited from the documentary, was first posted on a fan web site in 2002.[9] From there it was picked up by a MySpace user and then picked up from MySpace and posted on YouTube where it became a viral video and worldwide sensation, more than 30 years after the event. As of July 2009, several versions of the video have been viewed millions of times on YouTube, one garnering over 18 million.[10] Various news sources have since tracked down Rendall and Bourke for their current perspective on the events surrounding their life with Christian.[11]

In September 2008, Sony Pictures announced that it was interested in obtaining the rights to the story of Christian’s life for the purpose of making a feature film.[12]

A children’s book about Christian was published in 2010. Christian, the Hugging Lion was written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, and illustrated by Amy June Bates.[13]The book was nominated as a finalist for the 23rd Lambda Literary Awards in the Children’s/Young Adult Fiction category.[14]

RETAILER HOBBY LOBBY IS NOW PURSUING BIBLE CLASSES IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS?

THIS HAS TO STOP

RELIGION CANNOT BE SHOVED DOWN CHILDREN’S THROATS AND

RETAILERS WHO HAVE MONEY CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO SUPPORT AND RUN BIBLE CLASSES FROM A FAKE FUCKING HISTORY BOOK CALLED “THE BIBLE” AS RELIGION.

WHO THE FUCK DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE?

EVERY TIME WE PAY OUR TAXES WE PAY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO EXIST

I REFUSE TO PAY IF HOBBY LOBBY GETS THEIR TAINTED RELIGIOUS CRAP INTO PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.

THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT CHRISTIANS!

THEY ARE SATANIC AT BEST!

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Hobby Lobby Leaders Hope To Spread Bible Course To Thousands Of Schools

Posted: 04/18/2014 3:28 pm EDT Updated: 04/18/2014 3:59 pm EDT

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HOBBY LOBBY

The president of a company that is currently challenging Obamacare laws before the Supreme Court is also trying to bring a class about the Bible to thousands of schools.

Earlier this week, Mustang Public Schools in Oklahoma voted to adopt a Bible course developed under the leadership of Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, according to The Washington Post. Those involved with the course told the outlet they hope other school districts will soon follow suit.

The course, which Mustang schools will offer as an elective during the fall 2014 semester, focuses on the history of the Bible and the influence of the Old and New Testaments, according to the Christian Post. Mustang Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel told the outlet the course is totally nonsectarian and was written by scholars with various religious backgrounds.

“The curriculum has been through a rigorous review to check for bias and ensure the content is neutral,” McDaniel told the Christian post.

However, others are concerned the course — which reportedly does not violate the separation of church and state — could be more dangerous in practice.

blog post by Americans United For Separation Of Church And State points to a 2013 speech Green gave to the National Bible Association as evidence of his religious agenda. During the speech, Green said the purpose of the course is to “reintroduce this book to this nation. This nation is in danger because of its ignorance of what God has taught.”

Green Scholars Initiative boss Jerry Pattengale, whose organization helped oversee the development of the course’s curriculum, spoke to the Washington Post about the speech, saying, “The curriculum may or may not espouse those views. The last people (Green) wanted to hire were scholars who would embellish the facts to support his religious position.”

Green and his family are currently arguing they should be exempt from providing their thousands of Hobby Lobby employees with health insurance coverage for 20 federally approved methods of birth control, as required by the Affordable Care Act. The family says these requirements are infringing upon their religious freedom.

BEING “GAY” IN UGANDA IS UGLY BAD

We Americans think our GOP Christian members of our country are bonkers

And they are

BUT when religion came to Uganda it gave them a new excuse to hate each other

Hence this story

and I’m sorry it’s the truth but

Black people in Uganda hate each other

They do not know what is normal

They can only interpret what they think god wants to hear but in truth none of these people believe in anything other than hate.

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How A Gay Ugandan Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured

Posted: 04/19/2014 7:31 am EDT Updated: 04/19/2014 7:59 am EDT

By Rob Watson | The Next Family

A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found out he was gay, and into the arms of a loving home that rescued him. His unique story was read widely and shared by tens of thousands of people. Sadly, the thing that made Corey’s story unique was not that it happened, but that it happened and he got rescued. Many other teens are expelled from their homes and quickly fall into drug abuse and prostitution.

A lucky few of them find help through homeless services and by a growing awareness that they exist and need help. Outside of the United States, rejection of such teens can produce a much harsher reality.
Meet Hakim. Hakim is every bit as engaging and fine a young man as Corey. Hakim is barely out of his teens. I am a dad, and I can’t help but feel he is one of my kids, our kids. As Harvey Milk told us, “Hope will never be silent.” I am speaking up. I will be speaking up.

Hakim is the third eldest son in his family, and was raised in a major city. Hakim knew he was gay from a very young age, “Thoughts came through my mind, that am cursed, maybe I wasn’t meant to be a human,” he told me. At different times in his adolescence, he attempted to poison himself. He never confessed his orientation to his family, instead, three things happened that prevented him from keeping his secret. The first, he fell in love. The second, he fell in love in Uganda. The third, he wrapped himself in the arms of the man he loved while staying at his parent’s house.

His aunt discovered the lovers. She immediately alerted his parents. Shocked and furious, the family meeting that ensued was not civil. His parents raged with shame and demanded he leave immediately, “That was the day I will never forget in my all life because it was the day I started suffering in this world up to now. Because my parents they were so angry with me, disappointed and they abandoned me and chased me away from home. I left with nothing and I had no choice.” His family had no concern for his safety or welfare, they simply wanted him removed from their sight. He was just 18 years old.

Hakim traveled to an uncle who, at least temporarily, was willing to look the other way on news that his nephew had same sex relations. Superstition was the demon that raised its head this time, as a series of bad events befell Hakim’s uncle, and he decided that the true source of the misfortune was having protected Hakim.
Hakim’s uncle was not satisfied in simply exorcising Hakim from his house. To him, in order to do it properly, he had to have Hakim arrested for the crime of homosexuality. Hakim recalls, “They took me into the jail for two months and they tortured me to a severe extent. They asked me to reveal other groups of gays and give them names. But I didn’t tell, and they continued the torture every day. They tortured me every after my first day there and they took one to two days without giving me food. They beat me and beat me to every part on my body, in fingers, on the ankles, while asking me the other gay groups. The next month they took me to the court because they were expected my uncle to come and give out the proof that I was gay.”

Fortunately, Hakim’s uncle did not show up in court. With their sole testimony against him gone, the authorities had to let Hakim go. He went to the streets.

His life since has been to survive in the slums, constantly on the run with other secretly gay and HIV positive individuals. “In this place I met gays who had suffered more than me and some even died of AIDS because of poor standards of living they were staying in. I really reached an extent of seeing that I had paid more than enough for being gay. Support groups came in and we reached out to them. They learned that most of our members lacked proper medication but these organizations little did they help us. They only came to us to make their documentation, reports to their donors, and making accountability reports as well,” he recalls.

As Hakim worked with the other gay people on the streets, he came in contact with several journalists. He found that many who came into Uganda to study the situation, or to write about it, left without giving any real help or comfort to the people suffering. The first were from France. They interviewed him and promised help in exchange for his story. One day, however, they returned to France, and Hakim never heard from them again. The next journalist with whom he came into contact was even worse. He shadowed Hakim and worked with him as he met with people in need on the street. His purpose was not as he stated however.

He did not write a story about the plight of gay people in the slums of Uganda—he instead allegedly constructed a list of “gays” and published them in the paper as part of a notorious “red list.” Hakim’s name was prominent on that list.

The Ugandan authorities are now seeking Hakim, as a “known gay.” He is one official confrontation away from going to jail, where through legal means or not, he is likely to be killed.

Hakim has not asked, but Gavin of the Facebook page “Gavin’s Gay Friendly Group” is trying to find means to get him to safety. Those means are not readily apparent however. Different activists are working on unique strategies to help, but each of those is limited and in most cases, targeted towards a few already identified individuals. There seems to be no significant asylum program underway through the Obama administration or the state department.

Hakim was one of the people who were at the Makerere University Walter Reed Project in the Ugandan capital of Kampala when it was raided. Fortunately, he escaped. Hakim later got a message that it was not safe for patrons to go there. “How will so many get their medicine,” he asked. “We are going to die.”

For many progressive people, we are at a loss as what to do, and how to help. A blogger friend of mine from Nigeria, who wishes to stay anonymous, recently wrote a piece called “Jail the Devils” and shared the perceptions he encountered outside of Africa. “I of course made friends with several gay people in several European cities, … a recurring theme amongst them has always been …why is it that of all the multitude of issues plaguing most parts of your continent, your governments devote so much time and energy in pursuing homophobic and discriminatory agendas? …Coming from the sort of open and progressive backgrounds they do, it is extremely hard for them to understand. They do not live in a society where the leadership seeks to make scapegoats of gays as a means of scoring cheap political points while diverting the attentions of the populace from more pressing issues. They do not live in societies where the clergy is allowed unfettered liberty to propagate hatred and bigotry and to manipulate a clueless congregation as they see fit.”

This inability to understand the absurd ignorance of Nigerian and Ugandan leadership has lead many in the United States and Europe to just ignore the problem all together.

I do not attribute the avoidance of the subject to apathy, however, but to helplessness. There are no courts to appeal to, no election initiatives to form. We who want to affect change in these nations have absolutely no leverage, so many move on to issues in which they feel they can have impact. The U.S. Embassy in Kampala is shockingly devoid of any mention of the LGBT abuse going on in Uganda. The most recent notices in fact are concerned with assuring Ugandans that the US will not cut funding on healthcare, and celebrating that 50 Ugandan business people were attending the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. The grotesque human rights violations against LGBT people in Uganda are completely and totally ignored.
Our government also needs to restrict the visas and assets of Ugandan and Nigerian officials. They enjoy travel and freedoms they would deny their LGBT citizens.

Meanwhile Hakim communicates with me by borrowed cell phones. My friend Gavin has been trying to get him small amounts of cash so that he can eat. Because the police confiscated his passport, Hakim cannot show ID, and relies on others to retrieve the small amounts of wired cash.

I keep searching for more that can be done. We need to be demanding an asylum system through our state department. Short of that, we need to stay vocal and engaged with those who need us. We need for our embassy there to step up.

Our greatest contribution to our LGBT Ugandan and Nigerian brethren right now is caring. We need to communicate, we need to listen, and most importantly, we need to let them know we are here trying to figure something out. For many of us, the issues we fight are to be able to love freely as we want in our lives. For Hakim, loving is a luxury. Currently, he is simply fighting to survive.

I got a text late one night from Hakim. “To be sincere i don’t know how other gays survive, because even me I don’t know how I survive, the bigger problem I have all the gay friends I had here they no longer want to associate with me because they fear to see them with me since most people knew that am gay so I have like ten friends here. Of course police can easily find me and I fear every situation I am in here but I have nothing to do, my friend. What gives me hope and promising? What I can say, the only thing which gives me hope is talking to people like you and Mr. Gavin, without you, I have no hope,” and he added:

“Don’t forget me please, please.”

If you wish to contribute to a fund to help Hakim get out of Uganda, please click here.

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I DON’T WATCH TV SHOW “SCANDAL” BUT REALLY: COLUMBUS SHORT? REALLY?

AND OF COURSE

HE’S BLACK

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THAT?

COLUMBUS SHORT IS HIS NAME?

HIS PARENTS MUST HAVE BEEN ON DRUGS

WHEN THEY DUG UP THAT NAME

Plus, and OF COURSE, he’s in a lot of trouble

for battering his now ex wife but he’s looking forward to being SINGLE

and DATING again.

Ladies and Gentlemen, whomever this man DATES is in deep deep trouble.

Just telling ya!

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He’s only 31 and he’s been married TWICE!

Something up with this dude.

I predict he’ll be in jail before too long and you can screw his “career” goodbye

Pardon the pun but

IN SHORT

This asshole is dangerous

Columbus Short

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Columbus Short
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Short in 2010
Born Columbus Keith Short Jr.
September 19, 1982 (age 31)
Kansas City, MissouriUnited States
Other names C-Short
Occupation Actor, choreographer, singer, dancer

Columbus Keith Short, Jr. (born September 19, 1982) is an American choreographeractor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears‘s Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman (of So You Think You Can Dance fame). He is best known for his roles in the films Stomp the YardCadillac RecordsArmored, and The Losers. He stars as a series regular in the ABC drama Scandal, as Harrison Wright.[1]

 

 

Personal life[edit]

Short was born in Kansas City, Missouri to a family he has described as “musical”. He has two brothers, John Rancipher and Chris Staples.[2] Short relocated to Los Angeles when he was five years old and immediately began working in a youth theater. He attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, as well as El Segundo High School and the Orange County High School of the Arts, before leaving to join the Broadway tour ofStomp.[3][4]

Short was married to Brandi Short but split from her in 2003. They have one son together.[5] He was married to dancer Tanee McCall in 2005. In September 2013 she filed for divorce.[6] They have one daughter, Ayala, together.

On March 15 2014, Short was involved in a incident where he was alleged to have punched and knocked out a male guest at a restaurant in West Los Angeles. [7]

Career[edit]

Short’s acting debut came as a dancer in You Got Served and he later appeared in Accepted, starring Justin Long. He then took lead roles in the direct-to-DVD movie Save the Last Dance 2 alongside Izabella Miko and Stomp the Yard. He has also appeared twice in the Disney Channel Original Series That’s So Raven as Trey, a member of the fictionalBoy band “Boyz n’ Motion”. Other TV appearances include ER and Judging Amy.

In 2006, he appeared in NBC‘s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as novice show writer Darius Hawthorne. He was among the presenters at the 2007 NAACP Image Awards.

In 2007, Columbus appeared in the movie This Christmas also starring Chris Brown and Lauren London.

In 2008, Short appeared in the movie Quarantine, co-starring Jay Hernandez and Jennifer Carpenter, and played the part of musician Little Walter in Cadillac Records, alongsideJeffrey WrightBeyoncé Knowles, and Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. In 2010, Short played “Pooch” in the film The Losers, based on the graphic novel, co-starring Jeffrey Dean MorganChris Evans, and Zoe Saldana, and directed by Sylvain White (Stomp The Yard). His next appearance will be in the action comedy, The Wannabes, where he will play in his first villanous role.

Pennsylvania teen gets suspended asking Ms America to his prom but hardened criminals get slaps on wrist?

I have a lot to compare this to – I’m loaded with ammo

so are you.

This kid Patrick saw a chance to ask a beautiful girl on a date. He did so and in doing that he broke the rules. He got a 3 days suspension which is a joke.

Meanwhile the bullies roam high schools menacing student, hurting them and sometimes, even killing them but that’s an internal issue and nothing is done to them on a broader basis?

That is totally bad form.

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Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

Posted: 04/18/2014 6:39 pm EDT Updated: 04/18/2014 7:59 pm EDT

Ms A

NINA DAVULURI

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.

School officials heard about Farves’ plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event.

The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different.

Davuluri was at the school to talk with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.