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April 23, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 04 22 14

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 12:20 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 04 22 14 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 21, 5:40 PM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_KENTUCKY_FATAL_HUNGER_STRIKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-21-17-40-50

 

 

AP EXCLUSIVE: KENTUCKY INMATE STARVES TO DEATH [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

 

Nine days later [Jan. 13], on the very day he died, an advanced practice registered nurse named Bob Wilkinson refused a request from other medical staffers to move him to the infirmary at 11:51 a.m. and said the inmate should be taken off a hunger strike watch, according to the internal investigative report. 

 

Guards found [James Kenneth] Embry unresponsive in his cell hours later, his head slumped to the side. He was pronounced dead at 5:29 p.m. 

 

Lyon County Coroner Ronnie Patton classified Embry’s death as a suicide 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 21, 7:59 PM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_UNINSURED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-21-19-59-10

 

 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ONLY CHIPS AWAY AT A CORE GOAL [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but barriers persist blocking *tens of millions* of people around the nation from accessing health care.  

 

There are myriad ways people fall into coverage gaps. 

 

Some are eligible for discounted policies but say they still can’t afford their share of exchange plans. 

 

Others earn too much for subsidies. 

 

Immigrants living in the country illegally can’t obtain care under the law. 

 

Dozens of states haven’t expanded Medicaid. 

 

And some employers have reduced staff hours to avoid being mandated to provide care.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 22, 1:25 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PLANT_EXPLOSION_INVESTIGATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-22-01-25-38

 

 

YEAR AFTER TEXAS PLANT BLAST, NO NEW SAFETY LAWS [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and 

 

volunteer firefighters like those who rushed into that plant still aren’t required to train how to fight such fires. 

 

Despite 

 

investigations that have yielded new information about safety deficiencies at the plant in West[, Texas] and 

 

voluntary safety steps taken by the fertilizer industry, 

 

there hasn’t been a single state or federal law passed since the explosion requiring change.

 

 

 

 

 

Intelligence chief forbids unauthorized talks with reporters [Excerpts] 

 

April 21, 2014 

 

 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/21/225099/intelligence-chief-forbids-unauthorized.html

 

 

 

 

Employees of U.S. [World Tyrant] intelligence agencies have been barred from discussing any intelligence-related matter —-even if it isn’t classified—- with journalists without authorization, according to a new directive by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. 

 

Intelligence agency employees who violate the policy could suffer career-ending losses of their security clearances or outright termination, and those who disclose classified information might face criminal prosecution, according to the directive, which Clapper signed March 20 but was made public only Monday by Steven Aftergood, who runs the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy. 

 

The U.S. [World Tyrant] intelligence community already has a substantial record of issuing inaccurate or abbreviated information to the public, from bogus and exaggerated information on whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction to Clapper’s misleading testimony to Congress on the collection of Americans’ private communications data. 

 

 

 

 

Apr 22, 8:27 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CUBAN_TWITTER_ROOTS_OF_HOPE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-22-08-27-33

 

 

CUBAN-AMERICAN LEADERS HELPED ‘CUBAN TWITTER’ [Excerpts] 

 

 

Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s [The World Tyrant’s] secret “Cuban Twitter” program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned. 

 

Interviews and documents obtained by the AP show leaders of the organization, Roots of Hope, were approached by the “Cuban Twitter” program’s [The World Tyrant’s] organizers in early 2011 about taking over the text-messaging service, known as ZunZuneo, and discussed how to shift it into private hands. 

 

Few if any investors were willing to privately finance ZunZuneo, and Roots of Hope members dropped the idea. 

 

But at least two people on its board of directors went on to work as consultants, even as they served in an organization that explicitly refused to accept any U.S. [World Tyrant] government funds and distanced itself from groups that did. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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