500,000+ Hits on this Blog as of Today


 

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Unique Pages Served: 20863    Total Sessions: 215401                        Total Page Hits: 500054

It took me from 2006 to November 30, 2012 to get to 400,000.  In 80 days we’ve gotten another 100,000!!!!!!

Thank you readers!

 

 


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Independent Investigation of Sri Lanka Atrocities


 

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Tasha Manoranjan
Advocacy Director
People for Equality and Relief in Lanka
www.pearlaction.org

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2013

Tamil Groups Welcome UN Rights Chief’s Call For
Independent International Investigation in Sri Lanka
London/Toronto/Washington D.C.
The British Tamils Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and United States Tamil Political Action Council acknowledge the Report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which emanates from United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 19/2. While welcoming High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay’s continuous commitment to human rights in Sri Lanka, the use of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) as a framework against which to measure progress is a grave mistake. The LLRC’s fundamental and well-documented flaws preclude its position as the authoritative institution regarding accountability in Sri Lanka.
   High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay reaffirmed: “her long-standing call for an independent and credible international investigation into alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, which could also monitor any domestic accountability process.” The strength of the High Commissioner’s recommendations underscores the seriousness of the human rights situation, and adds to the volume of credible reports undertaken by the United Nations, including the Secretary Generals Panel of Experts Report and the UN Internal Review on the failings of the UN in Sri Lanka.
   “The evidence is mounting, and the reports are repetitive: Sri Lanka cannot evade international scrutiny by seeking more time and space. The Human Rights Council should therefore implement the recommendations of the High Commissioner, by resolving to establish a Commission of Inquiry at the forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva,” stated Dr. Yaso Natkunam, spokesperson for the United States Tamil Political Action Council.
   “The High Commissioner’s report contextualizes the failure of the Sri Lankan government to meaningfully address its breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law,” concluded Dr. Natkunam. “This report is a strong step forward, and demands stronger, more progressive action on Sri Lanka. It can, and must be used as an opportunity to bring about a more constructive resolution on Sri Lanka based on the principles of accountability, reconciliation, and human rights.”
   The British Tamils Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and United States Tamil Political Action Council are Tamil organizations operating in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States respectively.
For Media Inquiries, please contact:
BTF, United Kingdom – 44 79 27 02 3912
CTC, Canada – 905 781 7034
USTPAC, United States – 202 595 3123

 


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This blog is #19 for 2012!


 

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2012 Top Criminal Justice BlogsJust learned that I ranked #19 of the top 30 Criminal Justice blogs at this website:

http://www.top-criminal-justice-schools.net/top-30-criminal-justice-blogs-of-2012

Also, I’m quickly closing in on 500,000 pages hits.  At November 30, it had taken me from 2006 to get to 400,000, so here’s a big thank you to all my readers because hitting half-a-million in so short a time since then is a major adrenalin rush for a self-admitted “intensity junkie.”

Site Statistics

Unique Pages Served: 20806  Total Sessions: 213955                       Total Page Hits: 496478

You won’t be able to find my most recent piece, The Fed’s Vendetta Against Aaron Swartz, because that’s published in Counter Punch’s February 12, 2013 email edition: CounterPunch Vol. 20 No. 2a Digital Exclusive.  In it’s pages, you see exclusive comments from my friends Neil Broom and Kevin Mitnick.  Neil of the Technical Resource Center of Atlanta, Georgia currently serves on the Ethical Standards Committee of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) and the National Leadership Assembly of the American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (ASDFED). Additionally he is the past Chairman of the Digital Evidence Subcommittee for the International Association for Identification (IAI) and has been a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.  Kevin was once dubbed the most wanted hacker in the world when he led the Feds on a wild ghost chase until they caught him and threw him in solitary confinement.  He’s now a computer security professional.

Counter Punch is well worth the subscription price of $35.00/year for the email edition, so check out the website at:  http://www.counterpunch.org/

 

 

 


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Chris Dorner: Please surrender, I have a team ready to assist


 

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CHRIS DORNER, please surrender. I’ll help you. I have a team ready to assist.

This is real. It is not just a publicity stunt and yes I know it’s dangerous, but having been shot at over the years by everybody from the Nazi Party to the Jewish Defense League and having been threatened in the last few years by a Hungarian Mafia crime family and the Jerusalem Network of the Israeli Mafia, I’m used to danger even though I’m quite realistically afraid.

I’ve done this once before when I took a couple of bank robbers in a high publicity case into custody and turned them over to the FBI so I know the drill. Once may not seem like a lot of experience, but then this is a rare kind of event so it’s not like anybody in the private sector that you can trust has any experience at this.

You’ve probably never heard of me before but just Google me and you’ll understand why you can trust me and trust my judgment. Amongst other things, I’ve been a private investigator since 1979 and licensed since 1983. I served an unprecedented seven (7) terms as Chair of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the world’s largest private eye organization, more than twice as long as anybody ever served as President or Chair. I’m currently a Criminal Justice Columnist for Counter Punch Magazine and a Commentator for Black Talk Radio network.

I have put together a team to effect a surrender to insure that you (and all of us) stay alive—hopefully. I have two other private investigators lined up (one ex-LAPD and one ex-Secret Service) and two reporters ready to assist.

There are numerous ways to reach me:

Tel: 213.787.5476

Fax: 310.618.1950

pi@janbtucker.com

http://www.janbtucker.com

AIM: janbtucker

Twitter: janbtucker

Facebook: Jan B. Tucker

Myspace: Jan B. Tucker


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Chris Dorner isn’t just ranting


 

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Clickable links for the below article:

1.  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/09/01/lapds-gift-to-ms-13-defense/

2.  http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=03001-04000&file=3300-3313

3.  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/12/23/gun-enthusiasts-employed-by-la-schools/

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News Release on Alzheimers Research from Keck-USC


 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2013

For Information Contact:

Nadine M. Diaz, M.S.W.
University of Southern California
Memory & Aging Center 
California Alzheimer's Disease Center (State-CADC)
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Federal-ADRC)
1520 San Pablo Street HCCII Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Center (323) 442-7600
Direct (323) 442-7603
Fax (323) 442-7601
Website: www.usc.edu/memory

USC clinical trial examines how safe natural alternatives to estrogen affect menopause-related hot flashes and memory loss



LOS ANGELES — Physicians and neuroscientists at the University of Southern California (USC) are enrolling female volunteers into a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical trial studying the effects of
a nutraceutical product (a nutritional supplement that is not a drug) that consists of three phytoestrogens, which are a group of naturally occurring compounds that resemble the estrogen hormone in humans but come from plants.natural on menopause-related hot flashes and memory loss. Sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine of USC <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-v/> and USC School of Pharmacy <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-e/> , the clinical trial will examine how healthy peri- and post-menopausal women tolerate a nutritional supplement called phytoSERM.

PhytoSERMs are a food supplement that contain three different phytoestrogens: daidzen, genistein and equol. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring compounds derived from plants and function like the primary female sex hormone—estrogen.

Lon S. Schneider <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-s/> , M.D., director of the USC Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Clinical Center <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-g/> at the Keck School, is principal investigator of the clinical trial, which seeks to determine whether PhytoSERMs are a potential treatment for hot flashes and whether they may prevent or improve age-related memory loss.

“Extensive pre-clinical research by Dr. Roberta Brinton at the USC School of Pharmacy shows that the PhytoSERMs’ formulation targets an estrogen receptor sub-type that improves mitochondrial metabolism and memory function in animals,” Schneider said.

Hot flashes, or momentary sensations of heat that may be accompanied by flushing or sweating, are a common symptom experienced by women prior to and during the early phases of menopause. Some women may also experience a rapid heart rate or chills. Hormone changes during the aging process and declining levels of estrogen contribute to the symptoms.

The clinical trial is looking for 78 healthy women for a 16-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. That means that half of the women in the study will receive the phytoSERM supplement, while the other half will receive a placebo but neither the participant nor the researcher will know who receives what until the study’s conclusion. To be eligible, women should be between 48-58 years of age and have experienced age-related memory loss and hot flashes.  They should not be utilizing hormone replacement therapy. Selected volunteers will not receive any compensation for participation in the clinical trial.

The study is being conducted at the Memory and Aging Center <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-w/> of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. For more information or to volunteer, please contact recruitment and retention coordinator Nadine Diaz, M.S.W. at (323) 442-5775 or ndiaz@usc.edu.

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Same Page Coalition Endorsements LA Mayor et al


 

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NLLAC on Immigration Action


 

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J.B. Tucker & Associates

News Release 

P.O. Box 433 Torrance CA 90508-0433 Tel: 213.787.5476 pr@janbtucker.com

 Criminal Justice Columnist, Counter Punch Magazine; Commentator, Black Talk Radio; Public relations guru”Los Angeles Times 1996; Former 1st Vice President, LA Newspaper Guild; Member, CWA Local 39521, Pacific Media Workers Guild

 For Immediate Release: January 29, 2013

For Information: Jan B. Tucker (as above); Angel Luevano, Natl VP, NLLAC (925) 813-2547.

 NLLAC Says Time to Wait & See “Came & Went” on Immigration Action

Reacting to the announcement by a group of eight Democratic and Republican Senators of a bipartisan framework for “immigration reform” the National League of Latin American Citizens (NLLAC) is saying that “the release of a four page framework means that we’re nowhere near to legislation, that we are still supposed to wait and see what the real details are—and of course the Diablo is in the details—and frankly, the time to wait and see already came and went a long time ago. Ya Basta!”

 Jaime Martinez, National President of the NLLAC, described the elements of the proposal, depending on the details that are apparently not even worked out as “in some respects better than nothing and in other respects potentially worse. We have long said that immigration action must provide a pathway to citizenship and which takes into consideration families, whether the families are here or not. We will not be short-changed and the current proposal by the Senate would not even have been made if not for the Latino vote and our decades of grassroots action demanding change—actions which must continue with increased vigor.” As reported by the Associated Press, the elements of the Senators’ plan have been summarized as:

  •  Creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas.
  • Reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in science, math, technology or engineering from an American university.

  • Creating an effective employment verification system to ensure that employers do not hire illegal immigrants.
  • Allowing more low-skill workers into the country and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can demonstrate they couldn’t recruit a U.S. citizen; and establishing an agricultural worker program.

 Shortly after its formation, the NLLAC adopted national goals proposed in a leaflet by the California League of Latin American Citizens (CALLAC) which the group charged are not addressed:

Recognition of the need to redress grievances of the special status of Mexicans and people of Mexican origin in the context of the conquest of Mexican territory in an unjust war, the unlawful ethnic cleansing of 2 million people including 1.2 million United States citizens in the 1930s, and continual US interference in the internal affairs of Mexico

 Recognition and respect for the rights of indigenous Native Americans in the context of their conquest, de facto attempted genocide and negotiated peace treaties.

 Far reaching proposals for immigration action have been put forth by two (2) of the State Directors of NLLAC which they contend address the underlying systemic economic, cultural, and international legal issues which “an American unilateralist approach to immigration” would ignore.

Pennsylvania League of Latin American Citizens (PALLAC) State Director Ruben Botello, has long proposed an “American Union” which would emulate the European Union (EU). In a 2011 article on the subject, Botello wrote that:

Instead of band-aid approaches to the immigration problems its sovereignties face, this region of the world needs an American Union (AU) similar to the European Union (EU) that helped end the serious conflicts and hostilities between the EU’s member nations that led to World War II.

 CALLAC State Director Jan B. Tucker has pushed for invocation of Article XXI of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo as a means to legitimize the process of immigration action and to place it within the multilateral context of the legal relationship between the United States of America, the United States of Mexico, and of the treaty rights of Native American tribes, many of whom assert the sovereign authority to make their own immigration rules for Mexican and other immigrants. According to Tucker, Article XXI provides for a bilateral commission or third-nation neutral arbitration for issues between the United States and Mexico.

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Same Page Coalition Interviews Candidates Saturday


 

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J.B. Tucker & Associates

News Release P.O. Box 433 Torrance CA 90508-0433  pr@janbtucker.com

 Criminal Justice Columnist, Counter Punch Magazine; Commentator, Black Talk Radio; Public relations guru”Los Angeles Times 1996; Former 1st Vice President, LA Newspaper Guild; Member, CWA Local 39521, Pacific Media Workers Guild

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-24-13

Same Page Coalition to Interview Mayoral Candidates

The Same Page/Misma Pagina Coalition will conduct its oral interviews with the four leading candidates for Los Angeles Mayor on Saturday, January 26, 2013 along with a City Council candidate and two candidates for City Controller. Candidates already endorsed by participating organizations include State Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield (running for City Council in the 3rd District), incumbent Nancy Pearlman for re-election to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees (Office No. 6), and Maria G. Cano for Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (6th District).

 The coalition organizations’ endorsements are well-sought prizes in local elections. The coalition consists of the San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization for Women (SFV/NELA NOW), California League of Latin American Citizens, United For Education Coalition, Miss Revolutionaries, and the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation. These groups use a joint questionnaire and joint oral interview process and then each group makes its own endorsement decision. If the organizational picks are unanimous, then the Same Page Coalition makes a collective group endorsement. Two other organizations, Todos Unidos and the California LULAC Institute which are 501(c)(3) non-profits participate in the vetting process for voter education only and do not endorse.

 A poll taken by a State Assembly member in 2006 showed that San Fernando Valley voters had the highest regard for endorsements of the SFV/NELA NOW chapter out of all SFV groups that make candidate endorsements. The group attributes this to their strict non-partisanship and its organizational conflict of interest policy for participants in the candidate vetting process.

 In 2012, the coalition made only two endorsements and batted 1,000 in its picks: Rep. Brad Sherman in the 30th Congressional District over fellow congress member Howard Berman and Democrat Steve Fox’s upset win in the “safe-Republican” 36th Assembly District. This election season the coalition chose not to solicit candidates to apply for its endorsement and has limited its consideration to candidates who sought to enter the process on their own. The Bring Hollywood Home Foundaton, which has already made an endorsement in the Mayoral race, will not participate in the coalition’s vetting of Mayoral candidates but will take part in the process for other races.

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Before they come for you stand up for the Roma


 

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Roma women

Roma women

The Roma people, also known as Gypsies, are about 14% of the population of Eastern Europe and have practically no representation in parliaments or governmental institutions.  Descendants of people from Northwest India who speak a Sanskrit based language, they are the only major non-white group in Eastern Europe and they are persecuted almost everywhere they live.  In Serbia and the Czech Republic Roma have been beaten to death.  In one Czech town some years ago local authorities literally walled off the Roma community in a medieval ghetto.

Martin NiemollerToday in Hungary racists are coming for the Roma.  As Martin Niemoller warned:

First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

Journalist Zsolt Bayer, friend of right wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Journalist Zsolt Bayer, friend of right wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Today’s Associated Press dispatch From Hungary carries a warning and an opportunity to oppose racism:

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian civic groups are calling on companies to pull their ads from a newspaper that published a column in which a member of the governing Fidesz party made gravely disparaging remarks about the country’s Roma minority.

The appeal from Amnesty International Hungary, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, and 21 other groups, including several advocating for the rights of Gypsies — or Roma, as they are also called — said the companies should boycott the Magyar Hirlap newspaper until it “most resolutely condemns” the Jan. 5 column by journalist Zsolt Bayer in which he wrote that “a significant part of the Roma … are animals and they behave like animals.”

Among the companies petitioned by the civic groups are Vodafone, FedEx, IKEA, Proctor and Gamble, and Hungarian State Railways.

So, let’s stop these degenerate racists while they are coming for the Roma and don’t wait until they come for you.  Here is how to contact Vodafone, IKEA, Proctor & Gamble, and Fedex to tell them to boycott Magyar Hirlap:

http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L3NpZC9IWHhNbFZnbA%3D%3D

 Customer_Care@ushelp.ikea.com

mediarelations@fedex.com

 https://www.expolink.co.uk/whistleblowing-hotline/reporting/?option=com_sortsurvey&lang=en-EN

Enter: vodaphone (when you go to the above link)

 

 


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