Police in North Carolina are under fire after a video emerged of an officer choking and slamming an African-American man.
In a video posted to Facebook, an officer in a tactical vest can be seen pushing a young African-American man in formal attire against a wall, choking him and then hurling him on the ground in front of a Waffle House.
“Get your hands off me”, the man repeatedly shouts.
The town of Warsaw, North Carolina’s chief of police told the Raleigh News & Observer that his department was investigating the incident, as was district attorney Ernie Lee.
“We are currently investigating the whole incident, interviewing witnesses and gathering additional video”, police chief Eric Southerland said in a statement.
Anthony Wall had taken his 16-year-old sister out for food after she attended prom and got into an argument with Waffle House employees, the 22-year-old Mr Wall told ABC11. When the police arrived, he said, things turned violent.
“I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat and that’s when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me”, Mr Wall said.
He was charged with resisting arrest and with disorderly conduct relating to his altercation with the restaurant staff.
Video of the incident has garnered hundreds of thousands of views.
Related Video: Mom of Waffle House Victim Accepts Her Diploma
Is this juvenile peregrine literally dreaming of flight? I’m not an avian mindreader, so call the title poetic license – but soon she will take to the sky. Photographer DeeDee Gollwitzer writes of the scene:
Soon this young falcon will spread her wings and fly to become one of nature’s fastest, finest flying machines. This should occur by the end of this week. It will begin with a hop – jump and progress to longer hops and longer jumps until her wings can sustain her in flight.
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Our photo of the day features two young foxes at play, photographed by Sam McMillan who was not only lucky enough to encounter this joyful scenario, but to have had his camera on hand. As Roman philosopher Seneca is reported to have said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” … which would make Sam lucky indeed; though we’d never discount preparation … and camera skills!
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Go look at a city skyline. All those skyscrapers? We built those to impress you, too. All those sports you see on TV? All of those guys learned to play purely because in school, playing sports gets you laid. All the music you hear on the radio? All of those guys learned to sing and play guitar because as a teenager, they figured out that absolutely nothing gets women out of their pants faster. It’s the same reason all of the actors got into acting.
All those wars we fight? Sure, at the upper levels, in the halls of political power, they have some complicated reasons for wanting some piece of land or access to some resource. But on the ground? Well, let me ask you this — historically, when an army takes over a city, what happens to the women there?
It’s all about you. All of it. All of civilization.
So where you see a world in which males dominate the boards of the Fortune 500, and own Congress, and sit at the head of all but a handful of the world’s nations, men see themselves as utterly helpless. Because all of those powerful people only became powerful because they heard that women like power.
This is really the heart of it, right here. This is why no amount of male domination will ever be enough, why no level of control or privilege or female submission will ever satisfy us. We can put you under a burqa, we can force you out of the workplace — it won’t matter. You’re still all we think about, and that gives you power over us. And we resent you for it.
First of all, this article should have been called “Young Fools are Starting to Hate Women”.
I don’t know of any man who would use Reddit to voice their opinion, it is a cesspit of arrogant socialist control freaks and sexual deviants, a true forum for antichrists; therefore their opinions are worthless.
This article is so full of lies in regards to men, it is an injustice. I’m so tired of these weaklings who hate all women in general because of feminism or who judge only with eyes of lust as if they were all powerful sultans entitled to a harem of beautiful girls. These are pigs, fools and decadent weaklings – not men.
True men aren’t arrogant boys bred in decadence who look at women with nothing but lust. True men aren’t totally overcome by their sex drive. True men don’t require a woman to feel happy and fulfilled.
Ideal men control their sex drive and it compliments their upright character. Testosterone is a fighting hormone that gives confidence to men, it doesn’t turn them into mindless beasts – it doesn’t debase them and turn them into something less than even an animal. Am I alone in this sentiment in this pathetic age?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel humiliated or feel like my manhood was robbed from me because of feminism. I could go my entire life without a woman, so be it; so long as I have life I am thankful to God and will breathe deeply of the life He has given me with a wild joy.
Any so-called man who falls into this hatred of women because he lacks intimacy is a fool and is already controlled. The moment you look outside of yourself for your happiness, you are a slave.
If any so-called man thinks that a woman will make them feel like a man, they will never be one.
If you want to be a man, look to God for fulfillment, find some passion for things that truly matter and reject the world’s thoughts, and then things will start to make sense.
As the sun rises and sets, and the moon waxes and wanes, as the tides of the sea rise and fall, and life on earth brightens and fades, there is one perpetual, unchanging element of our age. And it sounds something like this …
I’m more important than you. I have a bigger house and car and property portfolio than anyone else I know. I’m professionally certified, I have a degree, and honors, and my own business. My friends are celebrities. I’ve traveled the world three times. I’m a valued citizen of society, I pay my taxes, follow the rules, and do my duties. I believe and do what I’m supposed to, I’m better, and bigger, and smarter than you.
This is the sound of modern life, the story of our age of dogma and ego. Are you feeling a sense of overwhelming alienation yet?
If you feel tired, wary and repelled by the thirsts, drives, goals, values, and beliefs of society, you are probably an Old Soul in a Young Soul world.
12 Signs Young Souls Are Getting to You
Have a read and see whether you test ‘positive’ or not.
1. You’re repelled by the rigid schedules the people around you live, and impose.
2. You’re dismayed by how people force themselves to be busy and productive, and how busyness is lauded as a virtue.
3. You’re tired of hearing the religious importance people place in getting professional certifications and degrees.4. You’re disturbed by people’s definitions of ‘success’ and ‘happiness’.
5. You’re constantly shocked and sickened by the narrow-mindedness of people in regards to health, happiness, family, relationships, sexuality, culture, society and life purpose.
6. You’re confused by the absolute, unfaltering certainty people show in their thoughts, beliefs and opinions.
7. You’re perpetually disappointed by the lack of foresight, insight and hindsight people show.
8. You’re depressed by the continuous power-hungry mindset of people to be “number one” in almost every aspect of life.
9. You’re disconcerted by how much energy and importance people place on getting a job, working in a job, and rising to the top ranks.
10. You’re distressed by how self-important and self-obsessed many of the people around you are.
11. You’re always let down by the emotional and psychological superficiality of the people around you.
12. You’re sickened by the great, almighty importance placed on money, material possessions and social titles and ranks.
The Young Soul’s Role in the Old Soul’s Life
Young Souls are generally easy to identify: their clothes, their social roles, their mannerisms, their personalities, and their topics of conversation are all dead giveaways.
I’m quite sure that you don’t need to be taught what to think or do, but in my experience it’s altogether too easy to grumble at Young Souls for being thorns in the side, rather than embracing them as a necessary component of existence. From what I’ve learned, it helps to remember the following thoughts and work to integrate them into your life:
Young Souls are not as empty and power-hungry as they may appear to be. They still have hidden thoughts, feelings and desires that they don’t necessarily express to the world. Sure these may not be as grandiose as an Old Soul’s, but there is a lot more depth to them than they like to let on. This is usually hidden away due to fear of societal judgement, or insecurity due to past hurt.
Young Souls can teach us valuable lessons. It’s true. As Sol pointed out, Old Souls aren’t all-wise or all-knowing; we still have things to learn here and there. Some of these lessons we forget, like living for the moment (instead of the past or future), just doing (instead of over-thinking everything), and learning to love the finer things in life (splurging every now and then on things that bring us delight is not corrupt or foolish if done in moderation). Young Souls also help to remind us that life doesn’t always have to be lived in a wizened, serious way, but can be approached with a youthful and playful attitude as well.
Although we can’t connect to the same wavelength as Young Souls to share our joys and sorrows, Young Souls also shoulder their fair share of sorrow and pain, which although not as profound, is no less important or valid. Many times the wounded sides of Young Souls can’t even be expressed in a healthy way, so is instinctively taken out on people, substances (food, drugs, alcohol) or situations.
We are no better than them. Mindsets of superiority only breed dissension, and besides, who is better than another person? What divine rule makes that so? While we may have more complex thoughts, goals and skills in life, we are no more important, valid or necessary than them. We all know this, but some of us become short-sighted and blinded; overcome by frustration, tiredness and dissatisfaction at our inability to be fully embraced and understood by our counterparts.
While we can do our part to better the world around us, we certainly can’t bring about any spectacular, miraculous world-wide permanent change. People must first be willing to change themselves, and that only comes with slow conscious evolution. What we can do, however, is to accept what we can’t change in life, keeping in mind the elements I mentioned above.
Young Souls can be our greatest teachers, if we let them.
Please share your thoughts and experiences with me about being an Old Soul in a Young Soul world below!
Facebook has been at the center of controversy lately for, among other things, acquiring the personal data of users without their knowledge or consent and then distributing that information to third parties. But as it turns out, Mark Zuckerberg and his team aren’t the only ones making headlines for illegal data-mining.
According to multiple advocacy groups, the popular video sharing platform YouTube (which is owned by Google) is now illegally collecting information from some of its youngest users in order to explicitly target them for advertising. These groups (twenty in total) filed an official complaint last month urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate YouTube for violating the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). By law, companies must notify parents and get their consent before collecting data from children under the age of 13. According to the complaint filed with the FTC, YouTube illegally collected data on 23 million children over “a period of years,” and as a result, the advocacy groups are demanding that YouTube pay up to $41, 484 per violation.
“I think it’s worrying to know that all this data are being collected on children younger than [age] 13, and I hope that now that there is heightened awareness of the extent to which data are being mined,” said Dr. Shaheen Shariff, professor of integrated studies in education at McGill University in Quebec, in an email sent to LifeZette last month. “YouTube, Google, Facebook and others will be held to account, although we all know it will be challenging to regulate. Nonetheless, it was time that people became more vigilant of what they post online – especially when kids are involved.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that Google has been accused of spying and collecting information from users without their knowledge or consent. As reported by CNN last October: “A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker that allows it to secretly record conversations without users knowing.”
The bug was first discovered by Android Police tech blogger and founder Artem Russakovskii, who, after using the device, visited his Google activity account page and discovered that it was filled with audio clips that were recorded without his knowledge or consent, inside of his own home. Typically, the Google Home devices are only activated when the user says the words “OK Google,” but according to Russakovskii, the audio recordings occurred even at times when the phrase wasn’t used.
Frankly, it is long past time for Congress to act to ensure that this sort of data collection from YouTube, Google and other platforms is not allowed to continue. Privacy violations stemming from Silicon Valley are starting to become all too common, and unless further action is taken to limit their data collection methods, then it is bound to get worse in the years to come.
See REAL.video for an upcoming YouTube alternative that protects free speech and doesn’t spy on its users.
Many older people don’t seem as mentally sharp as young people, and it’s long been believed that brains stop making new cells as they age. Some research has even indicated that adults do not grow new neurons. Now, a new study in the journal Cell Stem Cellcasts these ideas in serious doubt as researchers show elderly people are more intact both cognitively and emotionally than scientists once believed.
The researchers made their conclusions after examining the hippocampi taken from 28 people between the ages of 14 and 79 who had been healthy but died suddenly. Those involved were people who had not been drug users or cognitively impaired in any way, nor had they suffered from depression or been taking antidepressants for any reason – something that can affect new brain cell production.
This study broke ground as it marked the first time scientists studied the state of blood vessels and newly formed neurons throughout the human hippocampus so soon after the subjects passed away. The hippocampus serves many functions, one of which is creating new memories and emotional control. The brains came from donations, and all had been preserved with the same methods and came with detailed medical histories.
The researchers discovered that all of the brains, even the oldest ones in the study, produced new brain cells. In fact, people in their 70s create new brain cells at a rate that is comparable to that seen in teenagers’ brains, according to the scientists.
However, they found that older people form fewer new blood vessels in their brain structures and have a smaller pool of stem cell descendants known as progenitor cells. It is this declining availability of neural stem cells and the drop in vascularization and cell-to-cell connectivity inside the hippocampus that could be responsible for the lower cognitive-emotional intelligence seen among some older people. They’d like to carry out further research on aging brains to determine how the proliferation, survival and maturation of neural cells is regulated by inter-cellular pathways, transcription factors, and hormones.
The study’s lead author, neurobiologist Dr. Maura Boldrini of Columbia University, said: “When I went to medical school, they used to teach us that the brain stops making new cells.” However, researchers started to doubt that notion after observing older mice producing new nerve cells and early studies on humans showing a similar trend.
Another recent study reached a far different conclusion
That group said that while the newer study’s findings about the reduced blood vessel growth in adults was interesting, they did not think that there was any conclusive proof that neurogenesis does occur in adults. However, the two studies worked with very different samples, so it isn’t that much of a stretch for their findings to be so conflicting.
Boldrini pointed out: “In science, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. If you can’t find something it doesn’t mean that it is not there 100 percent.”
While scientists now have some very interesting new findings to ponder, it looks like the debate about whether or not the brain continues to create new neurons throughout our lifetime is far from settled.
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