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April 28, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 04 28 14

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 1:48 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 04 28 14 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 26, 9:43 PM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_RENOUNCING_AMERICA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-26-21-43-38

 

 

MORE RENOUNCE US CITIZENSHIP BUT DENY STEREOTYPE 

 

 

 

 

. . .renouncers —-whose ranks have swelled more than five-fold from a decade ago—- often contradict the stereotype of the financial scoundrel. 

 

 

 

Many are from very ordinary economic circumstances. 

 

 

 

“I thought we had some rights to go wherever we wanted to go and some choices we could make in our lives. 

 

I thought that was democracy. 

 

Apparently, I’ve got it all wrong.”

 

 

 

 

 

US [World Tyrant]-NATO helicopter shot down in Kandahar 

 

 

Saturday, 26 April 2014 22:46 

 

 

http://www.shahamat-english.com/index.php/news/44112-us-nato-helicopter-shot-down-in-kandahar

 

 

 

 

Reports arriving from southern Kandahar province say that a US [World Tyrant]-NATO helicopter conducting military maneuvers in Takhtapul district has been shot by Mujahideen [troops of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan]. 

 

 

The helicopter was shot near Chaghri mountain at around midday, plunging the chopper onto the ground as well as killing all invaders onboard which prompted the enemy to cordon off the area using tanks before evacuating the burnt corpses from the burning wreckage. 

 

 

 

 

 

PKK kidnaps two officers, wounds nine others in east Turkey [Excerpts] 

 

 

April 27, 2014, Sunday/ 19:35:49

 

 

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-346233-pkk-kidnaps-two-officers-wounds-nine-others-in-east-turkey.html

 

 

 

 

. . .a group of. . .PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] supporters blocked a road heading to the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on *Saturday* in protest of the construction of a gendarmerie outpost. 

 

 

With the blockade, the armed group, which took part in the protest along with civilians, caused a traffic backup as a long line of 90-100 vehicles formed. 

 

 

Tensions ensued on *Sunday* in Diyarbakır’s Lice district when PKK-affiliated protesters again rallied against the construction of the gendarmerie outpost. 

 

 

Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces, leaving nine soldiers wounded when a stun grenade thrown by a protester exploded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikdad brushes aside skepticism about Syria’s upcoming presidential elections [Excerpts] 

 

Apr 26, 2014

 

 

 

http://sana.sy/eng/393/2014/04/26/541173.htm

 

 

 

 

In an article published Saturday by the Lebanese al-Binaa’ daily, [Syrian Arab Republic Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal] Mikdad said that Western [World Tyrant / NATO] double standards won’t make Syria balk at the mission ahead. 

 

“The Syrians are brushing aside all the talk arising from an inferiority complex of some and the guilt complex of others.  The Syrians are writing down victory once again.”

 

 

As he categorically dismissed reports blaming the Syrian government for the use of chlorine gas, Mikdad said that the fresh accusations are part of campaign intended to be “a smokescreen to cover up reports that have pinned responsibility for previous chemical attacks in Syria on [the Turkish Prime Minister] Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 April 2014 Last updated at 10:59 ET 

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27179916?print=true

 

 

Iraq hits ‘jihadist convoy’ in Syria [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

 

Iraqi military helicopters have destroyed a convoy of fuel tankers inside Syrian territory 

 

 

The convoy was heading towards the border and was due to supply jihadi militants in Iraq’s Anbar province, according to the Interior Ministry.

 

 

The Interior Ministry’s Brigadier General Saad Maan said eight lorries were hit in the raid near al-Bukamal, and eight people had been killed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 26, 10:47 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WHITE_HOUSE_BIG_DATA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-26-10-47-22

 

 

DISCRIMINATION POTENTIAL SEEN IN `BIG DATA’ USE

 

 

 

 

Civil rights leaders, for example, raised in discussions with the White House the issue of employers who use data to map where job applicants live and then rate them based on that, particularly in low-paying service jobs. 

 

Some employers might worry that if an applicant lives far enough away from a job, he or she may not stay in the position for long. 

 

As more jobs move out of the city and into the suburbs, this could create a hiring system based on class. 

 

“You’re essentially being dinged for a job for really arbitrary characteristics,” said Chris Calabrese, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union. 

 

“Use of this data has a real impact on peoples’ lives.” 

 

The civil rights advocates could not offer specific examples of such injustices, but instead talked about how the data could be used in a discriminatory way. 

 

Federal employment laws don’t address this nuanced tactic, Calabrese said. 

 

Similarly, anti-discrimination laws for housing make it illegal to target customers based on credit reports.  But the laws don’t address the use of other data points that could group people into clusters based on information gleaned from social media. 

 

 

 

 

 

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