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White supremacist arrested in fatal stabbing of two men after anti-Muslim rant in Portland http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-portland-stabbing-20170527-story.html >>> A 35-year-old white supremacist with a criminal record has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths Friday of two men on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., who intervened when he began to hurl anti-Muslim epithets at two women, one who was wearing a head scarf, police said. >>> The incident occurred on the Metropolitan Area Express light-rail line — known as MAX —during rush hour Friday. The two men who were killed appear to have stepped in to protect the women from racial slurs. One of the men was identified in a Facebook post by his mother as Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, a recent graduate of Reed College. >>> “Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, My dear baby boy passed on yesterday while protecting two young Muslim girls from a racist man on the train in Portland,” the post said. “He was a hero and will remain a hero on the other side of the veil. Shining bright star I love you forever.” <<< White supremacist? That's quite an epithet in and of itself. Criminal record? Nothing significant enough to verify or mention so prominently in the article. Past record likely as not to be fabricated in court. "... he began to hurl anti-Muslim epithets at two women, ..." -- Extremely rude, but not a crime. "... during rush hour Friday. ..." On the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, miserable when it falls in the summertime. The following is the last straw for this case: "The two men who were killed appear to have stepped in to protect the women from racial slurs." Two against one? Simple self-defense. He had the right to use a knife or any and all means of self-defense to save his life. Overwhelming physical force to "protect" a group of women against a verbal insult by one man? No, not justified. This man is NOT GUILTY, and it will be an abomination of the justice system if he is convicted. Portland Police are apparently confident in stacking the jury with immigrant Muslims.
The waters of the Rio Grande are rising. I have only been in this area a short time, but I have definitely noticed this. This is serious. Aquifers long dry are being replenished from underneath and water tables are rising. Arroyos are flooding, which have not tasted a drop of water in many, many years. Tall trees almost dead for lack of moisture are again receiving water to their roots. Water-loving birds are appearing in desert areas long dry in eager anticipation of rain. Levels of greenery not seen for a century are returning to lands that went dry in the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. This is climate change. Hundred-year floods are coming. It is not clear to me that this has to do with a global increase in temperature, but there is definitely a secular increase is precipitation within the Gulf drainage basin. I predict that this will greatly complicate and drive up the expense of Trump's proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
NotSoAnonymous posted a topic in Immigration ForumAnother immigration incident. A Taiwanese woman gave birth on a U.S.-bound flight in an apparently successful bid to give her child U.S. citizenship. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/taiwan-plane-birth-1.3285844https://uk.news.yahoo.com/woman-gave-birth-china-airlines-103620310.html#l9zssCFhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2276481/watch-woman-gives-birth-prematurely-30000-feet-in-the-air/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3270382/Caught-camera-amazing-moment-woman-gives-birth-premature-baby-girl-30-000ft-Bali-Los-Angeles-flight-crew-passengers-helping-out.htmlhttp://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/taiwanese-woman-pay-compensation-us-plane-birth-34670514http://www.cbsnews.com/news/taiwanese-woman-who-gave-birth-during-china-airlines-flight-deported-from-u-s-in-legal-trouble/It shows how desperate people are, even on behalf of their children.