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United Airlines scandals: Mexican man falsely accused of trafficking daughter on United flight | In English | EL PAÍS – Racism Trumps Common Sense again

The officer attempted to calm Furfey, explaining that both her husband and her daughter were safe and well but that another passenger had accused her husband of child trafficking after noting that “my fair-skinned daughter didn’t look like her Mexican father.”“This passenger had no basis for this claim, nor any evidence to back it up,” said Furfey, adding that the female passenger who had made the accusation was “obviously inebriated” and had displayed a “strange obsession” with her daughter during the flight.When the plane landed at Newark, Port Authority and Customs and Border Patrol officers boarded and escorted Furfey’s husband and daughter from the aircraft before the other passengers had disembarked. They then asked Furfey’s husband for details of his daughter’s place of birth and wanted to know where her birth certificate had been issued. During this interrogation, her daughter began to cry uncontrollably, Furfey recounts.All of Furfey’s husband’s papers were in order and he was carrying a notarized letter stating that he had permission to take her daughter to Mexico on a family visit. On the phone, Furfey corroborated her husband’s responses and authorities appeared satisfied. But they said it wasn’t worth investigating the mental state of the passenger who had made the initial accusation.We never thought flight attendants on United would take the passenger’s observation seriouslyMAURA FURFEYFurfey later complained to the customer service department of United, and received a $100 travel voucher. But she has said that she and her family will never travel on the airline again.“We never thought […] that flight attendants on a major airline – United Airlines – would choose to take such an observation [from a passenger] seriously,” she said of the incident.

Source: United Airlines scandals: Mexican man falsely accused of trafficking daughter on United flight | In English | EL PAÍS

Israeli Forces demolish home with Palestinian man inside it – PNN

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Wednesday dawn have demolished a home in Surif town north of Hebron with a Palestinian man in it amid intense clashes that lasted for hours.The Israeli army said that the man who was killed is a Palestinian resistance fighter named Mohammed Al-Faqih, whose body was pulled out of the ruins of his home.Eyewitnesses said that Israeli Forces were  calling on Al-Faqih to surrender before they fired 11 anti-tank missiles on the house and demolitshing it.Israeli authorities claim that Mohammed is responsible for the shooting near Otniel illegal settlement which left one rabbi dead and three others injured earlier this month.

Source: Israeli Forces demolish home with Palestinian man inside it – PNN

Mississippi Judge Accused of Striking Young Black Man, Then Yelling ‘Run, Nigger, Run!’ and being as abusive to a female vendor| Hatewatch

“I do not care if this young man was being a nuisance,” said the first witness, who is white. “I do not care if he were breaking a law, I do not care if he were loitering, but I do care that a man of authority, one that is sworn to protect and serve, was slapping a young man.”

She added that she also saw Weisenberger verbally assault a female vendor at the market, threatening to make her move her car to a distant location before she could unload. When the woman asked him to change his tone, he reportedly replied that he would only deal with her husband, “because he didn’t take orders from a woman.”

The executive director of the state Judicial Commission, Darlene Ballard, told Mitchell that if the allegations are true, they would “violate multiple canons” of the state’s Judicial Code of Conduct.

Former Canton Mayor William Truly, president of the Canton branch of the NAACP, led a press conference Friday denouncing Weisenberger.

“This is 2014, not 1960, where someone could slap a young man and call out, ‘Run, nigger, run,” Truly said. He called on Weisenberger either to simply resign or to step aside from hearing cases until the matter is resolved.

“No citizen should have to face justice before a judge who holds such a high degree of racial animus and hatred,” Truly said.

via Mississippi Judge Accused of Striking Young Black Man, Then Yelling ‘Run, Nigger, Run!’ | Hatewatch.

Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Mexican American and Frustrated by Lack of Movement on Immigration Reform

Here we are during the Holiday Season.

We are in the 5th year of our President\’s tenure.

We have no movement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

I know the issues. I know the Problems.

Republicans have one agenda.

Democrats, a different agenda.

Republicans, especially the extremists, want to close the borders and deport everyone who does not have citizenship.

Democrats want Immigration Reform, but lack the strength to take a stand to pass it.

I have to give it to Republicans and all people who thrive in HATE for their strength and determination. They are willing to be demonized, ridiculed, hated, attacked, voted out of office, and they still stand their ground. They don\’t care about polls. They don\’t care that main street America disagrees with them and ridicules them. They stand their ground and still fight.

Democrats, on the other hand, always try to be politically correct. They thrive on polls and popularity. They continue to apologize for their views if they get a bad poll. Apologize and beg for forgiveness. Where are their guts?

Here I sit. Frustrated. Knowing Mexican Americans and Latinos are on the RIGHT SIDE of History. Immigration Reform is the right thing to do. (Like Healthcare, Civil Rights and so many other humanitarily correct philosophies).

What is the resolution? Do we have to wait until the 2014 elections?

I honestly don\’t know.

So here I sit.

Frustrated.

Not willing to post on my Blog every day anymore.

I still believe in Truth, Justice, America – the Land of Immigrants and Immigration Reform.

But I am NOT willing to be a pawn of those pushing forward a political agenda.

I DEMAND Comprehensive Immigration Reform for the Sake of Humanity and because it is the Right Thing to Do for OUR America!!

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Mexican American and Frustrated by Lack of Movement on Immigration Reform.

Roma teens deportation was right, says French minister – FRANCE – FRANCE 24

Roma teens deportation was right, says French minister – FRANCE – FRANCE 24.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls told French media Sunday that he has no regrets about the way a 15-year old girl of Roma gypsy origin and her family were rounded up and deported, after widespread criticism in the media and from his own political party.

“We should be proud of what we are doing, rather than feeling sorry for ourselves,” Valls, a Socialist, told the Journal de Dimanche weekly in an interview published on Sunday.

He should be fired!

Settlers torch olive trees, attack school in Nablus | Maan News Agency

Dozens of settlers set fire to agricultural land in Nablus on Wednesday and attacked students at a local school, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma\’an that settlers from Shilo set fire to agricultural land in an area known as Mount Jalud.

Dozens of settlers then raided a school in the nearby village of Qaryut and vandalized five cars. The group also set fire to land in the village, destroying dozens of olive trees.

via Settlers torch olive trees, attack school in Nablus | Maan News Agency.

Official: Israeli forces hang flags on Ibrahimi mosque | Maan News Agency

Israeli forces on Wednesday placed Israeli flags on the walls of the Ibrahimi mosque and set up tents in the eastern courtyards, mosque officials told Ma’an.

Mosque custodian Hijazi Abu Isneineh said Israeli forces used the eastern enclave to celebrate the appointment of a new Israeli police commander, without providing further details.

via Official: Israeli forces hang flags on Ibrahimi mosque | Maan News Agency.

Eat Drink Better | Cooking, healthy food, and sustainable eating!

Poor people are inconvenient. Fortunately, you can ignore them and nothing will happen.

The House cut Food Stamps by $40 billion yesterday when they passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 (H.R. 3012). The 109 page bill includes a number of requirements for new projects, reports to be written about those projects, and committees to review those projects, plus the budget necessary to do those things. The cost-cutting mostly occurs in one place – “categorical eligibility”.

via Eat Drink Better | Cooking, healthy food, and sustainable eating!.

Dunkin’ Donuts pulls ad after ‘racism’ row – How stupid can a company be?

It is dumb to be racist and dumb to not keep track of your advertising around the world. So how is it that Dunkin” Donuts manages a double dumb rating!?!

Dunkin’ Donuts said it was pulling an advertisement in Thailand featuring a woman with black face make-up after a human rights group criticised it as “racist”.

The US firm apologised for the “insensitivity” of the ad for its “charcoal donut”, which had the slogan “Break all rules of deliciousness”.

“We are working with our franchisee to immediately pull the television spot and to change the campaign,” Karen Raskopf, chief communications officer for Dunkin’ Brands, said on Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phil Robertson had criticised Dunkin’ Donuts for “using racist images to sell donuts”.

via Dunkin’ Donuts pulls ad after ‘racism’ row.

Woolwich attack reaction: Riots and two arrested over mosque attacks as al Qaeda gloats | Perth Now

TWO men have been arrested after separate attacks on mosques after the sickening Woolwich attack in which a man was decapitated on a London street.

British police have boosted their presence after a man, believed to be a soldier, was butchered in broad daylight on the streets of southeast London.

The two men – believed to be Islamic fundamentalists – who killed him ranted at shocked onlookers and waited for police to arrive before they were shot by marksmen.

As Muslim leaders and British leaders condemned the attack and al-Qaeda gloated on ts website, about 100 supporters of the English Defence League, a right-wing organisation, gathered near the attack site and rioted.

In a possible attempt at reprisal, a 43-year-old man was arrested suspicion of attempted arson after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife in Braintree, Essex.

Local MP Brooks Newmark on Wednesday night tweeted: “Local mosque in Braintree attacked by man with knives and incendiary device. Man arrested. No one injured”.

via Woolwich attack reaction: Riots and two arrested over mosque attacks as al Qaeda gloats | Perth Now.

EDL proves itself to be as horrid/hateful as al-Qaeda