89-Year-Old Grandma Loses Appeal, Sentenced to Prison for Questioning the Holocaust

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Detmold, Germany – An 89-year-old German woman was sentenced to 14 months in prison for incitement of racial hatred after losing an appeal on a prior conviction.

Ursula Haverbeck, often referred to in the German press as the “Nazi Grandma,” is known for extremist views that have run afoul of German hate speech laws in the past—with courts having previously given her fines and another suspended sedition sentence, according to Fox News.

In Germany, anyone who publicly denies, endorses or plays down the extermination of Jews during Adolf Hitler’s regime can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail for incitement of racial hatred.

Wikipedia explains German hate speech laws as:

Volksverhetzung, in English “incitement of the masses”, “instigation of the people”, is a concept in German criminal law that refers to incitement to hatred against segments of the population and refers to calls for violent or arbitrary measures against them, including assaults against the human dignity of others by insulting, maliciously maligning, or defaming segments of the population. It is often applied to, though not limited to, trials relating to Holocaust denial in Germany.

According to a report by German state-run broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW):

A German court in Detmold has sentenced Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to 14 months in prison, after the 89-year-old woman lost her appeal to a prior conviction on Tuesday. However, four months were shaved off her original conviction of 18 months. Prosecutors wanted the sentence upheld, Haverbeck’s lawyers were seeking exoneration.

 

The Detmold court had initially sentenced Haverbeck to eight months imprisonment in September 2016, after she sent a letter to the town’s mayor, Rainer Heller, claiming that Auschwitz was not a concentration camp.

 

Following the trial, the octogenarian handed out pamphlets to journalists, as well as the judge and prosecutor, entitled “Only the truth will set you free,” in which she once again denied the Nazi atrocities. Haverbeck was handed an additional 10-month sentence for the stunt.

In the United States, incitement of violence is criminal but “assaults against human dignity of others by insulting, malicious maligning, or defaming segments of the population” are considered an exercise of free speech, and thus protected under the First Amendment.

Essentially, German law has criminalized speech as a means of controlling political discourse—meaning the government will tell you what is acceptable to say, and who is fair game to malign, and what groups and classes are protected.

While some speech may be extreme and repulsive, the prohibition on certain ideas, even the most repugnant, being put into the public marketplace of thought is a fast track to totalitarian governmental control—essentially legitimizing the “thought police.”

According to DW:

Haverbeck and her late husband Werner Georg Haverbeck, who was an active member of the Nazi party in the run-up to and during the Second World War, founded a right-wing education center called Collegium Humanum, which has been banned since 2008. She has also written for the right-wing magazine Stimme des Reiches (Voice of the Empire), which she also used to express her views that the Holocaust never took place.

Haverbeck has been sentenced on similar charges on five other occasions but has not yet served any jail time as she appeals the cases.

In October, she was sentenced to six months in prison by a Berlin court after being found guilty of inciting racial hatred for claiming the gas chambers at Auschwitz concentration camp “were not real.”

Prior to that, in August, she was given a two-year prison sentence by a regional court in Lower Saxony, according to DW.

The 89-year-old has appealed the rulings passed down against her in each case and claims she has been merely been repeating an opinion.

The most recent appeal verdict is not final, either, as Haverbeck’s attorneys plan to take the case to the Higher Regional Court in Hamm – which will serve as the final opportunity to challenge the prison sentence.

As Hall wrote in The Friends of Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

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Indiana nurse loses job after saying sons of white women 'should be sacrificed'

A nurse at an Indiana hospital was let go after an offensive tweet suggesting that the sons of white women “be sacrificed to the wolves” was traced back to her Twitter account.

According to officials at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Taiyesha Baker lost her job over the weekend after being linked to troubling posts online, the Indianapolis Star reported.

One tweet, which accused white baby boys of being future racists, terrorists, and killers, was posted from an account named Night Nurse, under which Baker was reportedly tweeting from.

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“Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son,” the now-deleted post read. “Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, and domestic violence all-star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves B-tch.”

The hospital said in a statement last week that it was looking into the incident and would take “appropriate action,” according to the Washington Post.

“IU Health is aware of several troubling posts on social media which appear to be from a recently hired IU Health employee,” the hospital said Saturday. “Our HR department continues to investigate the situation and the authenticity of the posts. During the investigation, that employee (who does not work at Riley Hospital for Children) will have no access to patient care.”

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On Sunday, the hospital said: “A recently hired IU Health employee tied to troubling posts on social media this weekend is no longer an employee of IU Health.”

Baker was reportedly licensed as a registered nurse in late October and claimed to have worked in pediatrics, according to deleted social media posts cited by WXIN.

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Woman Whose Eye Was Shot Out by Utah Police Officer Loses Excessive Force Lawsuit


A jury has rejected a claim in a lawsuit that a Morgan County sheriff’s officer used excessive force when he shot a woman in the left eye at the end of a 2012 police chase.

After deliberating for about an hour at the conclusion of a five-day trial in Farmington’s 2nd District Court, jurors returned a unanimous verdict on Oct. 27 that found Sgt. Daniel Peay did not violate the constitutional rights of Kristine Biggs Johnson.

“We are pleased with the verdict and appreciated the diligence of the jury and the court,” said attorney Julia Kyte, who with attorney Jeffrey Bramble represented Peay. “Sergeant Peay is an excellent officer and we believe the correct result was reached in this case.”

Johnson’s attorney, Robert Sykes, said Tuesday that he is considering an appeal. He said Peay’s assertion that he fired his gun because he believed a fellow officer — the sergeant’s brother, Deputy Christian Peay — was about to be run over by Johnson was a “made-up story.”

Johnson — who was a Colorado resident at the time of the shooting and now lives in California — was drunk on Nov. 24, 2012, and would not pull over when a Morgan County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop her for having a broken headlight, according to court records. She fled, setting off a 40-mile chase into Davis County and at times driving up to 90 mph on Interstate 84.

The 30-minute chase continued even after Johnson — who drove over spikes set up by officers that ripped off three tires on her pickup truck — ended on a road near South Weber. Blocked in by police vehicles, Johnson made a U-turn and struck two cruisers, according to court records.

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AT&T Loses Record 385,000 Traditional Pay-TV Subscribers in Q3

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AT&T’s DirecTV and U-verse TV businesses were hammered in the third quarter of 2017, while the telco’s over-the-top DirecTV Now service delivered its biggest quarterly increase since launching less than a year ago.

The company reported a record quarterly loss of 385,000 traditional pay-TV subs, which AT&T blamed on increased competition from other pay-TV operators and over-the-top services, as well as implementing stricter credit standards and “hurricane disruptions.” That was partially offset by 296,000 net adds for the DirecTV Now service.

Overall, AT&T saw a net loss of 89,000 video subscribers in the period. At Sept. 30, 2017, AT&T had 25.08 million video subscribers in the U.S., including 787,000 for DirecTV Now. That’s down from 25.92 million a year earlier.

For the fourth quarter, AT&T expects to report a net addition of traditional TV subscribers, CFO John Stephens told investors on the company’s earnings call Tuesday — after a net loss of 969,000 in the first nine months of 2017. He also touted the growth of DirecTV Now, noting it has live local TV channels in more than 75 markets, and said customer acquisition costs for the OTT service are just a fraction of legacy pay-TV services. “We are confident in the direction we are heading,” Stephens said.

Half of DirecTV Now’s customers have come from traditional pay-TV rivals, with 10% from DirecTV or U-verse and the rest representing “cord-nevers” (who have not previously had pay television), Stephens said on the call.

Earlier this month, AT&T warned investors that it was projecting its traditional pay-TV services would shed 390,000 customers in the quarter, with a gain of about 300,000 DirecTV Now OTT subscribers.

Meanwhile, AT&T’s proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner remains pending. The companies on Monday said they extended the termination date of the deal “for a short period of time” as they await approval by the U.S. Department of Justice. AT&T says it remains poised to close the Time Warner acquisition by the end of 2017.


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Chinese Woman Partially Loses Vision After Gaming Marathon









 






A 21-year-old Chinese woman lost sight in one eye after playing a popular video game on her mobile phone nonstop for a whole day.

The young woman was addicted to a video game called Honour of Kings. She was having a gaming marathon, having played it for hours, when suddenly she went blind in her right eye, South China Morning Post reported.

At the hospital she was diagnosed with retinal artery occlusion.

A local doctor was quoted as saying that retinal artery occlusion was a condition linked with elderly people and it is rarely seen in the young; however, the woman’s blindness was most likely caused by severe eyestrain.

The young woman said that she had become so obsessed with the game that she would play it after work and all day on the weekends.

“On days when I have no work, I usually get up at 6 a.m., eat breakfast and play until 4 p.m. Then I’ll eat something, have a nap and play until 1a.m.,” she said.

She added that sometimes she would become so absorbed in the game that she would forget to eat altogether.

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MSNBC ‘Loses Connection’ Right As Reporter Exposes Oil Industry For Robbing Locals Of Infrastructure Funding







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Hurricane Harvey has been making headlines all over due to the scale of destruction it has caused in Texas. While covering Harvey for Al Jazeera, reporter Shihab Rattansi told MSNBC host Ali Velshi last week that fossil fuel companies have been robbing locals in the Texas, Louisiana, and Gulf Coast area of infrastructure funds that could have lessened their suffering dramatically.

Shihab says himself that as an “Al Jazeera guy,” his job is to “get to the point.” Al Jazeera has always been known for creating news and media focused on openness, transparency, and calling out corruption — things we don’t often see in North American mainstream media.

In the clip below, Rattansi discusses climate change and the oil industry’s role in it. It must be noted that the oil industry has been responsible for a ton of environmental destruction including pollution, clear cutting, ocean life destruction, and more. Humanity needs to move beyond oil and we have, and have had, all the technologies to do so for decades. But there is also much to talk about when it comes to the climate change agenda that is taking place. Yes our climate is shifting and we need to respond. We also need to stop pollution from things like oil, but understanding the cause, the natural cycles at play, and how to properly prepare, is much more important than creating tax systems and carbon credits. These won’t solve anything.

Rattansi Exposes Big Oil

“It’s pretty clear something has gone wrong here,” Rattansi said, describing the unexpected flooding. “We’re in what’s called the Golden Triangle… the reason why it’s called the Golden Triangle is because this is the first place in the United States that they discovered large quantities of oil. And that led to the Texas oil boom and the money flowing into this region.”

“It’s pretty clear though,” he continued, “money has not been flowing into this region for the infrastructure for the climate change effects that we knew were inevitable because of the oil and gas industry’s activities on this coastline, even after those oil and gas industries were covering up what they knew about climate change in the ’70s.”

“You can’t make a connection between the oil and gas industry and climate change much clearer,” he said. “In the past, oil and gas companies have gotten away with sort of covertly losing their toxic waste in emergencies like this.”

“This is something we’ve been warned about for years by climate scientists, Pro Publica had a piece just last year warning something like this was about to happen in the Houston area… And there aren’t the preparations for it. And yet, so much money has been generated here.”

Just seconds after this exposure, Velshi tells viewers that MSNBC had lost contact with Rattansi, and they went on to cover more rescue footage. While it’s nice to see people being helped, the timing is suspicious, given he was speaking against corporate interests.

There’s one other detail I wanted to bring attention to. As I watched this video for the second or third time, I thought I heard whispers before Rattansi’s audio was cut. I played it back many times, but couldn’t make it out or even determine for sure if that’s what it was, but clearly something can be heard around 4:52 that resembles a whisper. Check it out for yourself and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Deranged, Unstable CNN Loses Its Mind Post-Trump Rally, Led by This Don Lemon Rant

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
August 22, 2017
11:26 p.m. Eastern

DON LEMON: Well, what do you say to that? I’m just going to speak from the heart here. What we witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts. Someone who came out on stage and lied directly the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville. He’s unhinged, it’s embarrassing and I don’t mean for us, the media because he went after us, but for the country. This is who we elected President of the United States. A man who is so petty that he has to go after people who he deems to be his enemy, like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old. His speech was without thought, it was without reason, it was devoid of facts, it was devoid of wisdom. There was no gravitas. There was no sanity. He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else. He did it. I didn’t do it. He certainly opened up the race wound from Charlottesville. A man clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves, meaning those business people and the people in Washington now who are questioning his fitness for office and whether he is stable. A man backed into a corner it seems by circumstances beyond his control and beyond his understanding. That’s the truth. If you watch that speech as an American, you had to be thinking what in the world is going on? This is the person we elected as President of the United States? This petty, this small, a person who who’s supposed to pull the country together? Certainly didn’t happen there.

(….)

11:28 p.m. Eastern

DAVID CHALIAN: Well, I thought that was a President totally unhinged. There’s little doubt about that for anyone watching. I do think you get at a point. This is — this is the evidence that backs up Bob Corker questioning his stability for office. This is the evidence as to why Susan Collins, another Republican Senator isn’t so sure he may be around to run for reelection in 2020. This is evidence as to why the Republican leader — and I’m only referring to people from his own party in case people think this is a partisan political issue. It’s not, Why Mitch McConnell, the leader of his own party is telling associates, as we learned from The New York Times, he’s not sure this presidency is going to fill out the duration of the term, questioning whether or not his presidency is permanently off course. This is the evidence that it is so severely off course you can’t see the course. It’s hard to see how he’s going to get back on. And the fact that the President of the United States came out tonight — and as you said, it’s not about attacking us. That’s fine. Although we in the press are going to be the last people to take lessons from Donald Trump on truth telling and facts because that’s absurd. 

LEMON: The man who’s lied a thousand times since taking office.

CHALIAN: But the fact this is one night after he appealed to the country about unity, about coming together, about peace and love, these were the words he used last night at the top of his speech before he got the Afghanistan section because he was still trying to do some clean up on Charlottesville and really tried to talk about the notion of love and peace and unity and this was nothing but a speech of division tonight. He has — I think he’s sort of thrown up his hands and decided to the job he was elected to do is one he does not at all seem interested in doing. 

LEMON: He was more interested in getting the accolades from the crowd and from winning. He keeps going back that election and, as I said, lying about what he said to the American people regarding Charlottesville, as if there is no videotape. As if these things are not on record, leaving out the many, many sides and there’s so many notes that I took here. After a while, I said, well, I mean, we’d have to be on air in order to fact check him for 10 more hours , which I’m sure other shows on CNN will do throughout the evening and throughout the morning here on the network. But it was unbelievable watching. And, again, we don’t really care in the media. We expected him to go after us. People are wondering, April Ryan, why did we run this? We want people to see their President and they got good glimpse of him now as somebody not widening the tent, but shrinking his tent and shrinking the people who support him. Among the general public and certainly in Washington.

(….)

11:34 p.m. Eastern

LEMON: But what got me is he painted himself as the victim, as the President of the United States is supposed to take the high road and set an example when the only victim in Charlottesville was Heather Heyer, barely a mention of her name, maybe he mentioned her once, didn’t say her name. But she is the victim in all of this. The President of the United States — Mr. President, you are not a victim here at all. Heather Heyer is the victim. The people who you spoke out about are victims. 

RYAN: But, Don, he – yeah, but he’s now talking about all this love. We did not hear the love. During the campaign speeches, I didn’t hear this over arching theme of love. I heard more rhetoric and division to divide the nation. 

LEMON: He almost did the same thing tonight when he said we’re safer in here because we got bigger people. We can beat you up better. That was the insinuation. I’m paraphrasing. Rick Wilson, what did you think?

RYAN: And how did that person get in here? I mean, if it’s about love, everyone should be invited. This is not a private event anymore, or is it? That’s my thing.

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Kelly loses control as ‘vacationing’ Trump unleashes angriest Tweetstorm yet

The failing @nytimes, which has made every wrong prediction about me including my big election win (apologized), is totally inept!

The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio and West Virginia. The fact is the Fake News Russian collusion story, record Stock Market, border security, military strength, jobs, Supreme Court pick, economic enthusiasm, deregulation & so much more have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change!

Hard to believe that with 24/7 #Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO, the Trump base is getting stronger!

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