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for the week ending 22 October 2017

Family Of Dead Muslim Recruit Sues Marines

WASHINGTON (Detroit Free Press) The family of a Muslim Marine recruit from Taylor who died in a fall at boot camp last year after allegedly being hazed and abused is suing the government for $100 million for his death, claiming "negligence on multiple levels of command."

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit claims the Marines "fostered a culture of abuse and hazing" at the training base at Parris Island, S.C., that led to the death of 20-year-old Raheel Siddiqui in a three-story fall from a barracks stairwell in March 2016.

In the lawsuit, the family's lawyer, Shiraz Khan of Southfield, wrote that "recurrent physical and verbal abuse of recruits by drill instructors, with a noted insufficiency of oversight and supervision" ultimately caused Siddiqui's death.

The Marines have maintained that Siddiqui's death, less than two weeks after he began boot camp, was a suicide, a conclusion that his family has rejected, along with suggestions that Siddiqui was somehow not prepared for the rigors of Parris Island.
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Another Hate Crime Hoax: Man Charged In
University Of Maryland Swastika Vandalism
Is Black Former UMD Employee

(College Fix/WZ) You wouldn't know it by reading news from the University of Maryland or its student newspaper, but the suspect charged in connection with a spray-painted swastika on campus is African-American.

Back on October 6 the campus paper The Diamondback reported the following: Police issued Ronald Alford, 52, from Hyattsville a criminal summons for one count of malicious destruction of property and one count of disturbing the operations of a school, according to a news release. He was served the summons on Thursday and issued a denial of access to the campus.

Local news reported much the same. Ditto the Associated Press, although it added that public and court records had no phone number or attorney listed on Alford's behalf.[]

Indeed. U. Maryland has been quite busy "combatting hate" in the form of ditching the state song due to its connections to the Confederacy, responding to student demands to deal with "hate speech," and students even demanding "hate speech" be classified as a cult activity.
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Far-Right Scores Surprise Success In Czech Election

PRAGUE (Reuters) A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed.

The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party rode a wave of far-right sentiment in Europe in an election that ravaged the more established political parties and looked set to hand power to maverick tycoon Andrej Babis.

The SPD was set up in 2015 by Tomio Okamura, a half-Japanese entrepreneur who made his name by creating an off-beat travel agency for cuddly toys before entering politics.

"We want to stop any Islamisation of the Czech Republic, we push for zero tolerance of migration," Okamura told reporters after his party won just under 10.7 percent of the vote, almost neck-and-neck with two other parties who were runners-up to Babis's ANO party.
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Air Force Could Recall Up To 1,000 Retired Pilots

(Fox/AP) The Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at addressing what the Pentagon has described as an "acute shortage of pilots."

The order, which Trump signed Friday, amends an emergency declaration signed by George W. Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Under current law, the Air Force is limited to recalling just 25 pilots. The order signed by Trump temporarily removes that cap for all branches of the military.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross, said in a statement that the Air Force is currently "short approximately 1,500 pilots of its requirements."

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," Ross said.
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Nancy Pelosi Says She Needs To Stay On As Democratic Leader So There Is A Woman At The Table

(LA Times) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday she needs to keep her leadership position so there is a "top" woman at the table when decisions are made.

Pelosi made the comment on ABC's "The View" while recounting being interrupted by Cabinet officials during a recent White House dinner with President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).

"I was the only woman at the table, and that's why I have to stay there, to be one of the top women, top people, at the table," she said.

The Democrat from San Francisco previously said she was considering retiring if Hillary Clinton won the presidency.

She said Friday she stayed in order to protect the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature healthcare law.
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 Chris Wallace Hits Fox News Colleagues Over Media Attacks: 'Don't Know What's In Their Head'

(Mediaite) One thing that's been an absolute staple of Fox News' programming during the Age of Trump has been a heavy criticism of the mainstream media's coverage. With the president spending much of his time complaining about "fake news" in response to reporting he doesn't like, the network's opinion hosts and commentators have parroted POTUS's attacks and devoted segments to hammering other outlets.

In an interview with the Associated Press this week, Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace put his colleagues on blast over their penchant for discrediting the press. As he puts it, whenever these media attacks are uttered on the air by an opinion host or commentator, that person should realize they are also essentially slamming Fox News reporters and journalists.

From the AP article: "It bothers me," Wallace said in an interview. "If they want to say they like Trump, or that they're upset with the Democrats, that's fine. That's opinion. That's what they do for a living."
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Trump's Small-Dollar Donors Fuel Surge
In GOP Fundraising

WASHINGTON (McClatchy) The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it has raised that much, that fast, in a non-presidential election year.

The record-breaking fundraising can be largely attributed to a flurry of small-dollar donors responding to fundraising appeals by the first Republican president in eight years, Donald Trump, according to a new report to be released later this week and obtained by McClatchy.

The numbers give Republicans a large cash advantage over Democrats as they look to retain control of both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections next year.

Last month, the RNC hired state directors in 17 states across the nation, including Florida, Missouri and North Carolina, as part of what the party says will be the most expansive midterm field program in its history.
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Passengers Scream As Pilot Performs 'Fly By' When
Air Berlin Flight Lands For The Last Time

(Mirror) A pilot is being investigated for a dangerous airport stunt which made screaming witnesses think it was about to crash.

The final long-distance flight by bankrupt airline Air Berlin was coming in to land when it performed the maneuver at Dusseldorf Airport with 200 passengers onboard. The Airbus A330 plane carried out an honorary flyover, turning on its side and flying worryingly close to the airport terminal. In a video shot from the ground, a woman can be heard saying: "What is he doing?"

Flight AB7001 from Miami to Germany looked like it was about to land when it picked up speed and elevation, showing off its wings one last time.

The plane then makes a sharp left turn towards the terminal building, with the people on the outside terrace screaming out in fear.
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 Teacher Fired For Throwing Dildo-Filled Classroom Party

(NY Post) Students who walked into a Florida grade school classroom were greeted by a shocking scene: an X-rated party reportedly featuring dildos, penis candles and lollipop vaginas.

Parents at the Mater Lakes Academy in Hialeah are furious after a dance teacher threw a surprise party at school Wednesday that included phallic party favors, news station WSVN reported.

The after-school celebration was supposedly for a former student, but hosted guests as young as 11-years-old.

"In the videos, we see how they were preparing for the surprise party. And as the boy walked in, they surprised him with a hat that had a penis attached to the top and a string to be able to pull it so it can get erected," said an outraged mother, who declined to be identified to WSVN.
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Transgender Woman Convicted Of
Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl

CASPER, Wyo. (WSVN) A transgender woman in Wyoming has been convicted of sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of a family friend inside a home bathroom.

According to the Billings Gazette, Michelle Martinez invited the girl into the bathroom of a home in Casper back in March, and touched her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her.

The girl told her mother immediately after the assault, and her mother called police. After the attack, the girl cried as she told police "it hurt inside," the Casper Star Tribune reported.

The child was taken to the hospital, where nurses performed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions. When police questioned Martinez, officers said she became "noticeably hostile and defensive," telling them the girl was "talking crap."
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