Monday, July 28, 2014

Psychs Are Us, UCSF's State Senator Alleged Gun Runner Leland Yee Hit With New Racketeering Charges

Can you tell a University/Govt. Drug Gang by the company they keep?

Finally an update on Uncle Leland.
A new racketeering charge handed up by a federal grand jury against state Sen. Leland Yee says he was part of an organized crime operation in which he sold legislative votes and influence for piles of money, just as he was earlier accused of conspiring to traffic in guns.
The indictment made public on Friday reveals for the first time a 2013 incident in which Yee, D-San Francisco, allegedly agreed to take $60,000 — which he believed was coming from a National Football League team owner — in exchange for his and another senator’s vote on a bill dealing with workers’ compensation insurance for pro athletes.
“We gotta juice this thing,” Yee allegedly told an undercover FBI agent.
That money never changed hands, but the wheeling and dealing is part of the new racketeering charge, along with money he allegedly did take for other votes and actions.
The indictment replaces charges that prosecutors filed in March against Yee; Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the alleged leader of a Chinatown mob; Yee campaign consultant Keith Jackson; and dozens of others.
Federal prosecutors in that earlier complaint claimed Yee, sometimes nicknamed “Uncle Leland,” accepted checks and bags of cash from undercover operatives to pay off his campaign debts and help fund his bid to become secretary of state. Yee also allegedly tried to orchestrate an international arms deal with an undercover agent, promising to arrange shipments of high-powered weaponry from rebel groups in the Philippines for money.
The new count against Yee comes under 1970′s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, which levies harsher penalties for acts as part of an ongoing criminal organization. It’s punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, as are each of the earlier corruption and fraud charges.
The count alleges a pattern in which Yee and Jackson solicited bribes in return for Yee’s work to help phony businesses set up by the FBI; to issue a proclamation praising Chow’s Chee Kung Tong organization; and to swing votes on issues such as medical marijuana, regulation of the mixed martial arts industry, and workers’ compensation insurance for professional athletes. They also conspired to take and conceal campaign contributions larger than legally permitted, the racketeering count alleges.
Thank You SJM News and Dapandico.

Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience: Burger Flipper Demands 'Living Wage' To Pay For College To Become A Police Officer

Wait until the Union dues are taken out of their paycheck.
Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.
More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention in center in suburban Chicago to discuss the future of a campaign that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. Wearing T-shirts that said “Fight for $15″ and “We Are Worth More,” the workers cheered loudly and said they would win if they stuck together.
“People are just fed up,” said Cindy Enriquez, 20, of Phoenix.
The $8.25 an hour she makes working for McDonald’s is not enough to go to college and become a police officer and barely enough to pay her rent, Enriquez said.
While the vote didn’t list any specific acts of civil disobedience, Enriquez said some workers suggested sit-ins and perhaps blocking businesses. She said they need to keep pressure on owners even if it means sitting in front of restaurants “to make sure they do not sell anything.”
“We’re going to keep on going,” Enriquez said.
The Service Employees International Union has been providing financial and organizational support to the fast-food protests. They began in late 2012 in New York City and have included daylong strikes and a loud but peaceful demonstration outside this year’s McDonald’s Corp. shareholder meeting, where more than 130 protesters were arrested after stepping onto company property.
Saturday’s convention in Villa Park, Illinois, included sessions on civil disobedience and leadership training. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for the campaign and a representative of SEIU, said when and what actions happen next will be up to workers in each city.
The Rev. William Barber II, head of the North Carolina NAACP, said the movement is young but as important as when civil disobedience efforts began during the early years of the civil rights movement.
“People should not work and be willing to work and then be denied living wages and be denied health care because of greed,” Barber said.
“This movement is saying that America is less than she promises to be, morally and constitutionally, by denying living wages,” Barber said. “If you raise wages for workers, you buoy the whole economy.”
Thank You WISTV and Dapandico.
Hysterical, in a frightening sort of way.
"The $8.25 an hour she makes working for McDonald’s is not enough to go to college and become a police officer and barely enough to pay her rent, Enriquez said."
She's squirting mayo and mustard on burgers, dunking baskets of pre cut fries into the grease, and asking customers if they'd like to supersize something or other.
And for That she expects a Paid college education and then a badge and a loaded gun at whatever the PD she ends up working for pays, Probably to Unionize and make further demands for higher wages.
And you wonder how blogs like This come into existence, with Talent like Her:

Just what America needs: her work experience at MacDonalds qualifies her for a 4 year PAID tour at Leftist U. and then a 'Pass' grade on her psychological exam for her gig as a Law Enforcement Officer.

No Bats in This one's Belfry.


Risk of Premature Death and Violent Crime Associated With Schizophrenia Diagnosis Rising

June 4, 2014

Rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, have increased among people with schizophrenia and related diagnoses since the 1970s when compared to the general population. This is according to research published in Volume 1, Issue 1 of Lancet Psychiatry by the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institute. The study looks at the total population of 24,297 people diagnosed with schizophrenia in Sweden between 1972 and 2009.  The researchers compared, for the first time, adverse outcomes in both people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and the general population, as well as unaffected siblings, allowing them to account for factors which might affect the risk of suicide or violent behavior.
Fazel, S., Wolf, A., Palm, C., Lichtenstein, P.; Violent crime, suicide, and premature mortality in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders: a 38-year total population study in Sweden.Lancet Psychiatry. Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 44-54, June 2014. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(14)70223-8

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  • Thank You Mr Cole and MIA.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Obama Calls For Collectivist "New World Order"

    This is the El Supremo who summoned Former J&J CEO Bill Weldon for input on fixing the mess they, Together, made of America.

    Barf Alert: Obama Consults J&J CEO Weldon on Fixing The Economy

    We’ll pass.
    OBAMA: President Obama at a fundraiser last night outside Seattle: “People are anxious. Now, some of that has to do with some big challenges overseas. I am very proud that we have ended one war, and by the end of this year we will have ended both wars that I inherited … But whether people see what’s happening in Ukraine, and Russia’s aggression towards its neighbors in the manner in which it’s financing and arming separatists; to what’s happened in Syria … to the failure in Iraq for Sunni and Shia and Kurd to compromise … to what’s happening in Israel and Gaza” …
    “Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people. … But here in the United States, what people are also concerned about is the fact that although the economy has done well in the aggregate, for the average person it feels as if incomes, wages just haven’t gone up; that people, no matter how hard they work, they feel stuck.”

    Thank You Zip.

    "economies that work for all people"

    From the Shovel Ready, toxic economic fantasy, junk science license to steal, pillage and burn of John Maynard Keynes.

    In English? 

    "We're going to need More OPM to siphon off to our cronies.

    List, The 36 Obama Funded Green Energy Failures

    Via Heritage:
    [S]o far, 36 companies that have received federal support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.
    The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:
    1. Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
    2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
    3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
    4. Beacon Power ($69 million)*
    5. AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
    6. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
    7. SunPower ($1.5 billion)
    8. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
    9. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
    10. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
    11. Amonix ($5.9 million)
    12. National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
    13. Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
    14. Abound Solar ($374 million)*
    15. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
    16. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
    17. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
    18. Schneider Electric ($86 million)
    19. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
    20. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
    21. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
    22. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
    23. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
    24. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
    25. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
    26. Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
    27. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
    28. LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
    29. UniSolar ($100 million)*
    30. Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
    31. GreenVolts ($500,000)
    32. Vestas ($50 million)
    33. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
    34. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
    35. Navistar ($10 million)
    36. Satcon ($3 million)*
    *Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.

    More Evidence Antipsychotics Reduce Brain Volume (To those of you Selling the stuff, That's Brain Damage)

    via madinamerica;

    July 21, 2014
    People diagnosed with schizophrenia experience reductions in brain volume that increase over time, and the amount of those reductions increases in proportion to the quantities of antipsychotics taken and not symptom severity, according to research reported in PLOS One. Investigators from the University of Oulu in Finland performed brain scans on 33 participants diagnosed with schizophrenia and 71 control participants over a ten-year period, and found reductions in the antipsychotic users especially pronounced in the temporal lobe and periventricular area.
    Even after adjusting for alcohol use and weight gain, the researchers found that “mean annual whole brain volume reduction was 0.69% in schizophrenia, and 0.49% in controls.”
    “Symptom severity, functioning level, and decline in cognition were not associated with brain volume reduction in schizophrenia,” stated the researchers. “The amount of antipsychotic medication… over the follow-up period predicted brain volume loss.”