Trump gives first speech at UN General Assembly (WATCH LIVE)

The 72nd Regular Session of the assembly opened on September 12 and will last till September 25.

The topic of the General Debate is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’, according to the UNGA website. 

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10 Toxic skincare product ingredients to watch out for

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The beauty industry is as diverse as it is massive. Hundreds of brands from all over the world have flooded the market with tens of thousands of beauty and skincare products. Some of these products were made with your beauty and health in mind, but many were created just to make a quick buck. And when manufacturers place an emphasis on quantity over quality you know that there’s bound to be some products loaded with cheap and harmful ingredients. So before you use any skincare product, check the ingredients label to see if it was made with these chemicals:

1. FD&C Color Pigments – The acronym is for “Food, Drug, and Cosmetics.” While adding these artificial colors will make skincare products pop, they’re not something you want anywhere near your skin. They’re usually made from coal tar and are loaded with heavy metal salts that can cause skin sensitivity and irritation.

2. Hydroquinone – A skin lightener found in whitening creams, this skin-bleaching chemical has had its safety called into question. In addition to its alleged carcinogenic effects, hydroquinone is believed to cause ochronosis, a skin disease marked by bluish black discolorations.

3. Imidazolidinyl urea – A preservative in the same vein as parabens, imidazolidinyl urea has also been linked to numerous health problems, with skin irritation and allergic contact dermatitis being the most known. Be wary of any skincare products bearing the ingredients “Germall II” or “Germall 115” as imidazolidinyl urea sometimes uses these trade names.

4. Mineral oil – This low-cost, zero-nutrition oil is used as a filler and to give skincare products a moisturizing effect. Coating your skin with something made with mineral oil, however, will clog your pores and prevent the skin from eliminating toxins. When toxins build up under your skin, you become more prone to acne and other skin conditions.

5. Parabens – These preservatives keep your skincare products free of mold and bacteria. Though the idea behind parabens is a solid one, they’ve been linked to developmental and reproductive disorders, endocrine system disruption, and even the heightened risk of breast cancer. Be on the look-out for ingredients containing the “-paraben” suffix on the ingredients label, such as isobytlparaben, butylparaben, and methylparaben.

6. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) – This thickener is a worrisome ingredient largely because of the manufacturing process. Polyethylene glycol can become contaminated with the compound 1,4-dioxane, a human carcinogen that’s known to cause cancer and birth defects.

7. Retinyl palmitate – This form of vitamin A can be found in sun-protecting and anti-aging products. Though intended to be used under the sun, retinyl palmitate can actually speed up cancerous tumor growth when it comes into contact with sunlight.

8. Sodium lauryl sulfate – If a product foams, it’s got this chemical. The list of detrimental health effects associated with sodium lauryl sulfate include skin irritation, eye damage, canker sores, and diarrhea. In the most extreme cases, sodium lauryl sulfate can interact with other chemicals to form carcinogenic nitrosamines.

9. Synthetic fragrances – Just because a product smells good doesn’t mean it is good. Synthetic fragrances are considered to be one of the top allergens in beauty and skincare products. When you take into account the fact that the majority of synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals then this shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

10. Triethanolamine – This chemical serves as both a cleansing base and as a balancing agent for pH levels. Short-term exposure to triethanolamine can result in allergic reactions, eye problems, and dry skin; long-term exposure, meanwhile, can cause respiratory and immune system damage.

Any products with these toxic ingredients should be cut out of your skincare routine straight away. Choose organic skincare options instead.

Two excellent products to consider for your daily regimen are Health Ranger Select Organic Eye Lifting Serum and Health Ranger Organic Radiance Facial Serum. Like their names imply, these are formulated with completely natural ingredients.

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WATCH: Cops FAIL as They Try to Intimidate an Informed Citizen for ‘Staring at Them’


Loudoun County, VA — Ordinary citizens sometimes complain when police intimidate or harass them, often with damaging emotional outcomes. Knowing what to do when one suspects they are being harassed by police is not always as easy as filing a complaint with the local police department. However, a recently uploaded YouTube video shows citizens just how easy it is to put stalker cops in their place.

An unnamed grocery store employee had worked a full shift and was attempting to enjoy a smoke break when a Loudoun County sheriff’s deputy approached him.

The young officer asked, “How are you doing today? I saw you filming me,” presuming the man was interested in filming only the officer waiting in his cruiser in the Giant parking lot for more than 4 minutes. The stare down ended with the officer making contact with the citizen who promptly told him, “I don’t have to answer any of your questions.”

The officer could have easily turned and walked away and left the man alone. Instead, he continued to press for more information and, in the minds of many who have seen the video, he escalated an unnecessary police contact. “Is there any issue? Are you doing okay?” the officer asked, pretending to care about the man

The seasoned cop watcher calmly and collectively replied, “I’m doing okay.” Again the officer pressed with more interrogatives. “Do you work for Giant?” he asked, to which the man responded, I don’t have to answer any of your questions.

The unrelenting officer, who apparently was paranoid with a citizen’s right to film in public, again asked if the man was a Giant employee. The worker did not have to answer any questions, but gave a few tidbits of information indicating that he worked at the store, he was just having a smoke break, and he did not want to be bothered by any more of the officer’s questions.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, officers will often pretend to care about someone’s mental stability as a legal way of detaining suspects “for their own safety.” In this case, the Virginia cop said he just wanted to see if the man was “okay” or not.

“I’m standing up. I’m standing up. I’m standing straight up. Nothing wrong,” the man said, showing the officer he was not afraid of him, was complying with all of the local laws, and was not going to be intimidated.

The officer replied, “You can do what you want” — that is, apparently, everything but go about one’s day without having to be forced to interact with a seemingly paranoid cop who cannot possibly allow a citizen to film the public servant conducting his public business in the middle of the day.

Adding more comedic value to the encounter, the officer then began to explain the paranoia, by saying he noticed the man “staring” at him so he “circled back around” to investigate. “It kinda made me a bit nervous,” the officer said.

“Yep. I’m sure it did. I’m sure it did (make you nervous). Two people going to get a cigarette probably does make you real suspicious,” the man replied sarcastically.

The man then got the upper hand on the police officer, who had since called for backup. Apparently, the two men smoking outside of Giant raised enough suspicion to invest the time and money into having a second officer arrive on scene.

The man then flipped the script on the officer and explained that he watched the officer stop and wait, then circle around and park and watch them as they got their cigarettes, and again stared them down. He asked the officer, “Why should we be nervous?” indicating the actions of the officer were much more suspicious than a couple of dudes getting some cigs after a long day of work.

The cop then explained that he had the probable cause to investigate the men saying he “absolutely” got a call that the men were being suspicious, but later in the video, he admitted he received no such call. In other words, he lied.

The backup officer arrived and asked if the man had been drinking. The man replied by saying he had been at work since 7 a.m. He demonstrated his discontent with the officers’ line of questioning and inquired as to why the officers “are still talking” to him.

“I knew stuff like this happens. I just watch my back like you watch yours,” the man said, explaining why he was filming the officers.

“We’re not trying to mess with you or anything like that,” the officer says, but suggests it is part of his job to investigate citizens when they are filming him. Nothing could be further from the truth. His job is to make sure no one infringes on the rights of citizens to engage in their First Amendment rights to free speech, which includes being able to film in public.

“Okay. But nobody called you on me though,” the man said. It is at this point that the officer makes himself out to be a liar because he earlier told the man he “absolutely” got a call.

“I don’t want to be recording you just like I don’t want to be standing here talking to you right now,” the man said. And with that, the paranoid cop and his sidekick finally walked away, and let the two men return to work.


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WATCH: Cops Plot Cover-Up to Protect Drunk Prosecutor After Crash, Blame Victim Instead


Grand Rapids, MI — In what some critics are calling the most egregious display of preferential treatment by police officers, the Grand Rapids Police Department is once again under fire.

A wrong-way car accident occurred in November 2016 when then Kent County assistant prosecutor Josh Kuiper crashed into a parked vehicle, injuring its owner. On Wednesday, the GRPD released the audio recordings surrounding the incident that left one person injured and his car severely damaged. The recordings reveal a blatant cover-up that should have ended with a prosecutor’s arrest, but instead resulted in him only getting a ticket.

The Situation

Kuiper crashed into Daniel Empson’s car as he was going the wrong way down a one-way street. The crash reportedly sent Empson flying and left his car a total wreck, causing injuries to Empson’s body. After Officer Adam Ickes arrived at the scene of the accident, he made contact with Kuiper who admitted to Ickes that he has been drinking. Ickes immediately called his watch commander, Lt. Matthew Janiskee, at GRPD headquarters. He described Assistant Prosecutor Kuiper as being “hammered.” Janiskee asked Ickes to call him on line 3407, a line which was believed to be free from any recording devices.

The Beginning of the Cover-Up

Ickes obliged and called Janiskee on the supposed unrecorded line. He told his superior Kuiper was “visibly intoxicated.” The watch commander then asked him how much of the police contact was captured on body camera. Ickes indicated the whole interaction was captured. When asked how he thought Kuiper would do in a field sobriety test, Ickes responded, “probably not amazing.

“Let’s pass him if we can. If we can’t, we can’t, Adam. We’re not going to get f—ked,” Janiskee said. “I’d love to pass him on sobriety if we could.”

“Alright, I’ll do what I can,” Ickes responded.

The Failed Field Sobriety Test

After Ickes administered the field sobriety test, he called Janiskee again and said the prosecutor had failed one of the three tests and refused to participate in a fourth (standing on one foot) saying his knee was hurting—supposedly from the accident. Janiskee seemed more interested in what the public was thinking.

“OK. How much has everybody seen there?,” Janiskee asked Ickes. “Did the people say anything about, ‘Yeah, he’s drunk, f****** hammered,’ or anything like that?”

Ickes promised to nose around the scene to supposedly see if anyone recognized the prosecutor and whether or not they believed him to be drunk as well.

Decision Not To Charge Prosecutor With DUI/Arrival of Sgt. Warwick

Sgt. Thomas Warwick arrived on scene and took over the investigation. In the third call to GRPD headquarters, Warwick described the scene as well as the sobriety assistant prosecutor Kuiper.

“The uh (inaudible)… we’ve got him (inaudible) he’s f****** up. (Inaudible) He’s, he’s f***** up, but Adam did a good job. Um.. we uh, he blasted his f****** car, God d*** it,” Warwick said.

The decision was then made to write Kuiper a ticket for going the wrong way down a one-way street. The sergeant and the watch commander then seemed to get their stories together about how it all went down, with the sergeant even attempting to blame the victim by saying he should not have been parked on the side of the road he was parked on.

“No, no, no, but that, Adam will be able to write that. Like he, yeah, Josh was going the wrong way, but there were no cars on that side of the road. So he, when he moved over, this car was parked and shouldn’t have been there,” Warwick said.

In place of giving the prosecutor a DUI, the question was raised as to whether they should ticket Empson for having parked in the “no parking” zone where Kuiper hit him and his car. The fix was clearly in at that point. Warwick asked Janiskee how he should write it all up, but not before the decision was already made to give Kuiper a ticket for going the wrong way.

The Investigation and The Fall Out

Janiskee’s wife, Monica Janiskee, was also a prosecutor for Kent County and worked with Kuiper. In a fourth call between Warwick and Janiskee, the watch commander revealed he texted his wife (presumably as he refers to her as his “old lady”), and let her know that her co-worker in the prosecutor’s office was involved in an accident, was cited, and admitted to drinking and driving. The two then began to talk about Christmas plans and how they should Uber home “in light of recent events.”

In a fifth call, Janiskee indicated how he planned to run interference once his wife investigated the accident to see if charges should be filed against her co-worker in the prosecutor’s office. Janiskee told Warwick he would “tell her not to” pull bodycam footage of the police contact with Kuiper.

“I’ll take care of that part. She will be smart enough not to dig into it,” Janiskee said.

The two then discussed how an official investigation would lead to Janiskee getting “a day or two off” and joked about getting “pissed” about being placed on paid leave. As The Free Thought Project has reported, when police officers engage in illegal activity, they are often given a paid vacation while official investigations take place.

“This one was f****** hard. Anybody else, there’s probably only another one or two cops out here, other than Adam, that would have been able to discreetly do that. But, but the first part of his phone conversation to you might f*** us,” the officer said.

Here is what the two discussed with Ickes in the background.

“I told that dumb son of a b**** that there’s four people in the world that know and no one else needs to. He is well aware of that” (Ickes).

“Right. I mean I know he understands. I just don’t want him to be like, ‘Oh my God, blah blah blah, I have to thank those guys, they did me a solid. We didn’t f****** do him anything” (Warwick).

Janiskee then ended the calls, describing their cover-up for a drunken prosecutor as “good work.”

The Decision Not To Prosecute The Officers, Their Punishment Handed Down

Kalamazoo County was called in to conduct an investigation into the three GRPD officers involved in the alleged cover-up. In January, it was determined that all three would be suspended without pay. However, in February, GRPD Chief David Rahinsky and City Manager Greg Sundstrom arrived at a different plan of action—one which involved terminating Janiskee’s employment. According to WoodTV:

“In February, GRPD Chief David Rahinsky and Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom agreed to termination hearings for all three officers. However, the city reached agreements with the police union for a lighter punishment for two of them. Officer Adam Ickes was suspended for 30 days without pay; Warwick was suspended for 160 hours, demoted from sergeant to officer, and placed on a two-year probation. Janiskee was fired from his job. He is suing, claiming his rights were violated and he’s also seeking to get his job back. That case continues.”

Upon the release of the audio recordings, several members of the Grand Rapids Community, including one local pastor and the American Civil Liberties Union, are up in arms, saying all three officers should have been fired.

They point to a recent scandal that drew national attention, which TFTP previously reported as proof that there is a systemic problem of corruption in the GRPD. In March, five Black children were held at gunpoint and forced to get on the cold sidewalk after being told by a GRPD officer to get on the ground because they matched the description of the suspects the officers were pursuing.

Empson is suing Kuiper and the three bars that are accused of over-serving Kuiper the night he allegedly drove drunk and injured the man. Meanwhile, Rahinsky defended his decision to recommend the firing of all three officers and reiterated his promise to be fully transparent with the community.

“There should be no conversation which takes place in this building (headquarters) that affects the community that we serve that we’re not willing to share,” Rahinsky said.

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