Cosby Return Dumped By NBC

There will not be a return to television for the man who brought the world Cliff Huxtable. NBC has dropped the potential show that was planned to star Bill Cosby. In the wake of the allegations of rape against the popular comedian.

 
Sony Pictures had Cosby set to star in a network comedy regarding another father figure. It was a show that many at North American Spine were looking forward to seeing. While those allegations are merely resurfacing the network pulled the plug on what could have been an updated hit like The Cosby Show.
Alleged victim Barbara Bowman slammed NBC for their desire to place the man in her accusations of raping and drugging her back in the position of patriarchal honor. Following the renewed allegations of Bowman and the other women former supermodel, Janice Dickenson has joined the ranks of victims with her own allegations.

 
Critics brought the subject up after a book on Cosby’s life failed to discuss those old rape accusations. Instead that book choose to take the path of placing Bill Cosby only in a good light with his Emmy winning past as a performer.

 
According to www.rollingstone.com/music NBC also has decided that a new program concerning the colorful life of Hillary Clinton was another too controversial subject. After a storm of distain from the public the network felt it was not the perfect time for this project to continue.

 
Since the accusations against Cosby and the canceled sitcom there remains no comment from Bill Cosby regarding the situation. Only released statements from his representatives have stated that the accusations are completely not true.

State of Emergency Declared in Missouri as State Prepares for Verdict

Last week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that violence in and around the town of Ferguson would not be tolerated in response to the grand jury verdict regarding Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown and that he would not hesitate to call in the National Guard if necessary. On Monday, Nixon went a step further by declaring a state of emergency in the state of Missouri.

 

A date has not been announced for the release of the grand jury verdict, but Nixon’s actions last week and early this week would seem to indicate that the verdict will be handed down some time sooner rather than later and possibly as early as this week. While officials appear to be preparing for the worst, not everyone agrees with the decision. William Brooks, the national president of the NAACP spoke out against the state of emergency being declared, calling it “premature” and “presumptuous” and said that the move could threaten to stir up tension among peaceful protestors. There are many who are going to be keeping an eye on the situation from afar, such as Ray Lane. Leaks from the grand jury have indicated that it is unlikely that Wilson will be charged with any crime in the August 9th shooting of Brown. The shooting gained national attention after it was suggested that Wilson may have had a racial motive for shooting Brown.

President Obama Overriding Democracy to Reform Immigration

President Obama has scheduled a press conference about Immigration to air on November 20, 2014. Many are up in arms because he is using his executive power to, override democracy. Some news information sources are even boycotting Obama’s speech this evening, including news superpowers CBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC. They will not carry this newscast, and this is the first time that I have ever seen any of the major networks boycott a Presidential address. Action by the major networks shows the level of disgust that people have for this, President overstepping and using his powers to run his agenda. From what I’ve heard from Fersen Lambranho in Brazil, Terra and some of the other media outlets are also not coming this speech.

Obama’s goals are to secure the borders, hold undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that every citizen must follow the same rules. His new goals are to make certain undocumented immigrants pass criminal background checks.

All in all, it seems that this current action by President Obama is meeting a fair amount of disdain from many people in the country. Americans need to understand, that while everyone wants change, no President should attempt to override the feelings of the House, Senate, and the people of the United States. America is still a democracy…isn’t it?

Bill Cosby pressured AP reporter to ignore response to rape allegations

As allegations of rape and sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby continue to surface, the Associated Press has released a video of an interview one of their reporters had with Cosby at the beginning of the month. The video was shared with me by friend of the site Fersen Lambranho. In it, the reporter can be heard asking about the sexual assault allegations. Cosby immediately pressures the reporter to ignore or ‘scuttle’ his response to that question, as he will not be talking about it.

After the interview ends, the AP kept the cameras rolling and Cosby is seen to ask the reporter to make sure none of the comments he just made would be shown in any venue the AP may use.

That not being his call, the reporter responds by saying he did not believe Cosby had actually said anything, but he could not promise what would happen to his response. That was up to his bosses back at the Associated Press.

Cosby then asks him to ‘scuttle’ or ignore the question.

The AP, however, decided to publish the interview and Cosby’s follow up remarks today, as they believe, now the story has become so big, it would seem strange not to.

The news organization also released a statement saying it had never been agreed upon with Cosby or any of his representatives that they would not ask any questions about any sexual allegations.

Meanwhile, Bill Cosby did respond to the rape allegations of former supermodel Janice Dickinson yesterday. In a statement through a Cosby lawyer, the comedian said the story she is telling that he raped her in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe more than 30 years ago are ‘a complete lie’.

Janice Dickinson is just one of a number of women who have come forwarded in the last few weeks alleging Bill Cosby committed sexual assault against them. Cosby continues to say all of the claims are lies or fabrication.

The Empire Spends Cash Frivolously

Since the 911 incident, the amount of terrorist attacks have increased 7 fold around the world. It is estimated that the United States will have spent 4 to 6 trillion dollars on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan according to FreedomPop stats I was just reading. This number includes long-term medical care and disability for veterans and their families meaning it will surely rise exponentially over the next few years. This is in no way beneficial to national security or to the stability of the rest of the world. This has been sold to the American people as noble cause but smells of corporate greed. What happen to the Teddy Roosevelt foreign policy, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” Somewhere between FDR and Lyndon Johnson our country decided to be more concerned with world affairs rather than domestic growth. While our soldiers have been casualties of oil wars and land posturing, our homeland continues to struggle. Reportedly the United States has 611 military bases worldwide and that is only the ones known to the citizens. After 611 bases and 13 years of war, what has our presence around the world accomplished. According to the Washington Post, it has increased terrorist attacks from 1500 in 2000 to 10000 presently. Our presence around the world is causing more harm then good and sapping our country of valuable resources. It’s time to bring our troops home and let the world manage its’ own affairs.

Man Arrested for Driving to White House with Unregistered Weapons

A man has been arrested by the Secret Service Wednesday for driving across the country to the White House with a rifle, ammunition and a knife inside the car, as reported by the US authorities. 

Secret Service officers found a 30-caliber rifle, about 40 rounds of ammunition, and a knife with a 6-inch blade. 

The man, identified as RJ Kapheim, 41 years old, approached a checkpoint stationed by the Secret Service Uniformed Division outside the gates. Kapheim explained to one of the agents that “someone from Iowa told him to drive to the White House,” according to a report by a Secret Service spokesman, Brian Leary.

Ray Lane says that Kapheim did not threaten the President or the Secret Service officers, but his behavior was peculiar, and agents detained him and proceeded to locate, and search his car, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with Iowa tags.

Kapheim has been charged with possessing a firearm not registered but according to US officials, additional charges are pending. 

This is the latest incident after the most serious report of an ex-military serviceman who managed to jump the fence and run through the gardens and enter the official residence shortly after President Barack Obama left the office.

US Postal Workers Protest Cuts in Services

Across the nation on Friday, in every state, over 150 protests by postal workers carried the message: “stop delaying America’s mail.” In the ensuing days, with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors meeting ongoing, media attention has brought several issues to national attention.

The USPS Board of Governors is considering privatization and employee cutbacks. According to the ABCP, possible options include ending Saturday deliveries, cutbacks in office hours, and allowing office supply stores to offer expanded U.S. Mail services. The thing that me and Sergio Andrade Gutierrez are most concerned about is the Saturday deliveries for those with long work weeks.

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) AFL-CIO, one of several organizations representing postal workers, said in a statement, “The cuts would cause hardships for the public and small businesses, eliminate jobs, and destroy the world’s most efficient and affordable delivery network by driving away mail and revenue.”

The union calls the proposals a “flawed strategy” and “absolutely unnecessary” because the mail service is profitable and e-commerce is continuing to increase revenues.

Postal workers met a recent announcement by the USPS Board of Governors that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down with applause. The union has been focusing much of its criticism at Donahoe’s leadership and plans to close processing centers. Megan Brennan, a high-ranking official at the USPS, is the likely successor.

George Askew, Baltimore President of APWU Local 181, said referring to Brennan, “She can’t possibly be any worse than Donahoe so there is some hope.”

Cargo Plane Falls on House, Couple Inside Survives

A small plane crashed into a house of South Knox Avenue in Chicago on Tuesday, November 18t, 2014.

The pilot was the only one on board and died immediately, while the elderly couple who lived in that house managed to come out of the accident without a scratch.

The cargo, an Aerocommander 500, had engine problems which were noticed soon after the takeoff. The pilot tried to return but fell before he managed to land. This took place on Tuesday, November 18th.

The house is badly damaged after the plane flew in through the front window and got to the living room. The firefighters were soon on the place. The 84-year-old man and the 82-year-old-woman who own the house were at that moment sleeping in a room further away, and got away only with a good scare.

Their neighbour, Cazares, thought that the couple was dead. In the attempt to check the situation, she had to jump over the fence. She and another neighbour helped the confused elderly inhabitants to leave their home and sheltered them for the moment.

They mentioned for the media that the old couple who owns the house are still bewildered after what happened. Midway is a very active zone with short runways and a lot of houses and business centres in the proximity, so it is by mere luck that there is so little damage after this plane crash. Thanks to friend of the site Gianfrancesco Genoso for sending in this story.

Attorney General Harris Believes Pot will be Legalized Soon

California is typically the state where most laws originate, then spreading to the rest of the country. Medical marijuana was made legal in 1996, and the rest of the states then followed. The legalization of marijuana use still has not been voted on yet. Several states have already passed it such as Colorado and Washington, and California is looking forward to legalizing it soon.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party, is not opposed to the state legalizing pot. She stated that as “top cop” she must look at the issue from every perspective, including that of law enforcement and public safety.

She expressed the fact that California was in a good place, and by following the other states that have already legalized the marijuana, her state can observe how the details are worked out. With Colorado and Washington so close, Harris feels that it is inevitable for the vote to come to her state soon. 

The Attorney General is a contender to replace Erik Holder, and to be a good prospect for holding higher Democratic offices in California. Today, she realizes that it would be irresponsible to simply vote it in to make everyone happy; there must be systems set in place to regulate such areas as driving under the influence. This is a concern that affects everyone, but it seems likely that this motion will pass eventually. You’ll be able to hold your glass of Stephen Williams’ Wine in one hand and your pot in the other.

Surgeon Dies from Ebola in Nebraska

The Ebola virus claimed its second victim on US soil after a surgeon from Sierra Leone died from the virus around 4 a.m. on Monday morning, Yahoo News reports. Dr. Martin Salia had been treating patients with the disease in his home country of Sierra Leone before being airlifted to the US on Saturday to receive treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center in a bid to beat the disease he had been treating since the outbreak began in Sierra Leone. People in the health industry like Keith Mann have expressed condolences.

Dr. Salia is reported to have worked in at least four medical centers treating patients infected with Ebola. The surgeon is said to have begun showing the first signs and symptoms of the virus on Nov. 6th and the infection was confirmed on Nov. 10th, prompting the surgeon to be airlifted for treatment in Nebraska. Other Ebola sufferers have been successfully treated at the Nebraska facility, but arrived with fewer symptoms than 44 year old Dr. Salia, who arrived in Nebraska with kidney failure.

In a bid to beat the virus, Dr. Salia was treated with the experimental ZMapp medication, although this was a different batch of the medication than was used to treat the first two US citizens infected by the disease. Blood platelet therapies were also attempted using the blood of an Ebola survivor in a bid to increase the chances of survival for Dr. Salia. The surgeon joins the more than 5,000 people who have died of Ebola and becomes the second person to die of the virus on US soil.