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Brother says twisted, evil Hannah Bonser is like The Exorcist | The Sun |News

Jailed … Hannah Bonser, in a new photo released by police, showed no emotion as she was sentenced to life imprisonment.

 

Jailed ... Hannah Bonser, in a new photo released by police, showed no emotion as she was sentenced to life

 

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By ALASTAIR TAYLOR

TWISTED Hannah Bonser was jailed for life yesterday for murdering a schoolgirl — as her brother declared: “She is like The Exorcist.”

 

WOMAN stabbed girl to death house after buying two knives.

 

 

‘Killer’ buys 2 knives then stabs park girl

WOMAN stabbed girl to death hours after buying two knives, court told.

Murdered Casey pics stolen – Villagers unite for tragic girl -Casey, forever in our hearts – Family lay floral tributes for Casey, The Sun newspaper says.

Druid and demon-obsessed Bonser stabbed Casey Kearney, 13, with a six-inch knife as she walked past her in a park.

Just four months before the “random” attack, Bonser, 26, had been released from a psychiatric unit.

A jury yesterday ruled she was guilty of murder — rejecting her lawyers’ claims that it was manslaughter due to diminished responsibility over her mental state.

Later the victim’s mum, Kerry Day, 32, said: “She deliberately stabbed Casey and left her to die. Now we want to know why the psychiatric services let her out on the streets.”

Bonser’s estranged brother Ben, 29, said: “Hannah has mental health issues but I think she is faking a lot of them.”

And in a reference to the classic 1973 horror movie in which a girl is possessed by the Devil, he added: “She is like The Exorcist.

“I disowned her a decade ago. I think she is evil… I think she just picked on the most vulnerable person she could find.”

 

Cannabis-smoker Bonser sentenced to 22 years for the killing in Doncaster, South Yorks on Valentine's Day.

 

Cannabis-smoker Bonser was sentenced to a minimum of 22 years for the killing in Doncaster, South Yorks, on Valentine’s Day this year.

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Obama Camp: Romney Committed a ‘Felony’ or Lied to American People – By Katrina Trinko – The Corner – National Review Online

By Katrina Trinko

In a conference the Obama campaign focused on Mitt Romney. The Romney campaign has called the story “not accurate.”

“Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investment,”

Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter asserted, “If he was lying to the American people,” she added, “then that’s a real character and trust issue that the American people need to take very seriously.” Read This

 

We all stand to benefit by simplifying refinancing | The White House

The President’s Refinance Plan

President Obama wants to help millions of responsible homeowners save hundreds of dollars each month by refinancing their mortgages.

Why refinance?

Today, home interest rates are at historic lows—on average, below 4 percent. The average homeowner could save $3,000 a year by refinancing at today’s low rates, but far too many borrowers are locked out of a chance to do so. Complicated application processes and eligibility requirements, costly appraisals, and the fact that many homeowners owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home make refinancing all but impossible for millions of Americans.

What is President Obama’s plan to help homeowners?

President Obama’s plan is simple: make it easier for millions of responsible homeowners to refinance, even if they are underwater, regardless of who owns their mortgage. The President’s proposal would establish a quick and hassle-free process for homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments and want to refinance—no more tax forms, and no more appraisals—just a lower interest rate, and lower payments each month.

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What about underwater homeowners?

When the housing bubble burst, home values dropped, and millions of homeowners who did the right and responsible thing—shopped for a home, secured a mortgage, and made their payments on time each month—were left with houses worth less than they paid for them and mortgages worth more than their homes. Today, many of these homeowners are locked out of refinancing because they are underwater.

President Obama’s proposal is specifically designed to reach underwater homeowners, and no borrower would be locked out of refinancing because they owe the bank more than the value of their home. In fact, underwater homeowners can choose to refinance into a loan that will help them rebuild equity more quickly.

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Can borrowers who are underwater refinance

under President Obama’s Proposal?

How does refinancing help the economy?

Millions of homeowners who refinance could see hundreds of dollars in savings each month, but that money does more than just help individual families. Those homeowners will have more money pay bills, more money to spend in shops and restaurants in their communities, or more money to save for college or new car. In turn, this spending—made possible by refinancing—will benefit our entire economy, and help spur the growth we need.

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How will refinancing help local economies?

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Will tax dollars fund the President’s refinance proposal?

Where’s my “refi”?

President Obama’s refinancing proposal requires Congress to act, and until they do, millions of families will be prevented from refinancing and saving hundreds of dollars each month.

Use the refi tool on this page to find out if you qualify.

Speak out to let the President know you support his plan.

You can use the hashtag #MyRefi to add your voice on mortgage refinance policy. Jump to the tool to see if you qualify.

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U.S. Adds Forces in Persian Gulf, a Signal to Iran – NYTimes.com

The Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf beyond it, as seen from the International Space Station in 2003. Iran is to the right. NASA, via Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The United States has quietly moved significant military reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any possible attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the number of fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program escalates.

“The message to Iran is, ‘Don’t even think about it,’ ” …

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Avid Sells Consumer Audio, Video Divisions…

imgBurlington, MA (July 2, 2012)—Avid, the audio company behind Pro Tools, Venue live sound consoles and more, is divesting its consumer businesses, selling its consumer audio products, including its M-Audio line, to inMusic, the parent company of Akai Professional, Alesis and Numark. Avid’s consumer video editing line is being purchased by Corel Corporation. Avid will also reduce its permanent workforce by 20 percent.The consumer audio products being sold to inMusic include M-Audio brand keyboards, controllers, interfaces, speakers and digital DJ equipment and other product lines. Avid will continue to develop and sell its Pro Tools line of software and hardware, as well as associated I/O devices including Mbox and Fast Track.
Separately, the company’s consumer video editing line  being sold to Corel Corporation, a consumer software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, include, Avid Studio, Pinnacle Studio, and the Avid Studio App for the Apple iPad, as well as other legacy video capture products.

The divested product lines contributed approximately $91 million of Avid’s 2011 revenue of $677 million. As part of the transactions, certain employees of Avid will transfer to each acquiring company. Avid estimates that the proceeds from these transactions will be approximately $17 million, subject to closing inventory adjustment, with a portion held in escrow. Both transactions are expected to close today, July 2, 2012.

Avid also plans to reduce the number of its employees as it streamlines operations, with approximately 20 percent of its permanent employee base impacted by the divestitures and headcount reduction plans. The company currently expects to incur a restructuring charge of approximately $19 to $23 million related to these actions and other associated measures. The company’s cash balance on March 31, 2012 was $49.7 million. Avid expects proceeds from the sales to offset most of the restructuring charges paid in 2012.

“The changes we are announcing today make Avid a more focused and agile company,” said Gary Greenfield, CEO of Avid. “By streamlining and simplifying operations, we expect to deliver improved financial performance and partner more closely with our enterprise and professional customers. Our objective remains to provide these customers with the innovative solutions that allow them to create the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. I’m excited about our future prospects.”

Breathalyzer tests compulsory on all vehicles in France

All vehicles traveling on French roads must carry a chemical or electronic breathalyzer test beginning Sunday, under new rules aimed at reducing alcohol-driven accidents.

“Alcohol has been the main cause of mortality on roads since 2006,” according to road security authorities.

About a third of fatalities on French roads is due to drink driving, a rate that far surpasses the 17 percent recorded in Britain or 10 percent in Germany.

According to a survey published Sunday, just over half of respondents — 57 percent — said they have yet to equip their vehicles with breathalyzer tests.

Those who fail to do so risk a fine of 11 euros ($14) from November 1, 2012, when the penalty comes into force.

Drivers are split over the measure.

“I find it absurd to be booked for that. But it’s the law, so I’ll be subject to it,” said Hamou Louachiche, 38, who still does not have a test in his car.

He believes that such tests would be more useful in bars or nightclubs.

Others however welcome the measure, saying it would reduce drink driving.

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The real question should be WHY ARE THE FRENCH SPENDING MORE TIME GETTING DRUNK and why is Suicide higher in France?

Socialism folks, it leads to no opportunities and depression. Why? because no motivation to try to do better, because you cannot get ahead, you only pay more in taxes, so instead, since there is no hope, just get drunk and have another affair with another one of your friends mates… even the president does this…

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NYC Cab Drivers Ferrying Hookers, Could Receive Fines; Women Protest

A bill seeking to penalize cab drivers who knowingly aid prostitution by ferrying hookers is being targeted by a group of women who say the legislation will prevent cab drivers from picking up legitimate women in scantily-dressed attire.

One woman who protested outside of City Hall on Thursday told The New York Post, “They don’t even know who is a prostitute or not! You don’t have a shirt on that tells if you’re a prostitute or not.”  The new bill is also hoping to enforce mandatory training for those applying for a Taxi and Limousine Commission license on how to identify prostitutes and provide them with available resources on how to escape sex-trafficking. The Post notes the scene of Thursdays protest was filled with “hot babes” and bartenders.

An official from the tax union echoed their concerns and proposed, “I will challenge any one of you to tell me which one of [these women] you would consider to be a prostitute. They’re all sexy.”  As we predicted in May when the bill was first introduced, the scenario in which a driver distributes sex-trafficking pamphlets to non-hookers will provide some painfully awkward moments for said driver just trying to do his job and avoid a staggering $10,000 fine.

Queens Councilman Dan Halloran criticized the bill as a waste of public funds, “Here we’re going to spend $2 million dollars and educate cabbies to be social workers and informants for the police department.  What are we thinking?  How about keeping our after-school programs open?  Two-million dollars goes a long way to do that.  How about not closing the 20 firehouses the mayor is slating to close so the public is safe?”

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Colorado wildfires: Several fires explode across Front Range – The Denver Post

A three-day-old wildfire erupted with catastrophic fury Tuesday, ripping across the foothills neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, devouring an untold number of homes and sending tens of thousands fleeing to safety in what was shaping up as one of the biggest disasters in state history. “This is a firestorm of epic proportions,” said Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown. The Waldo Canyon fire in El Paso County — which had been growing in the forested hills on the city’s west side — blew into an inferno late in the afternoon, raging over a ridge toward densely populated neighborhoods.

An apocalyptic plume of smoke covered Colorado’s second-largest city as thousands of people forced to evacuate clogged Interstate

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Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of Widespread Abuse of Human Rights – Yahoo! News

Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of Widespread Abuse of Human RightsBy Amy Bingham | ABC News – 22 hrs agoEmail86PrintRelated ContentJimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of Widespread …A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the “widespread abuse of human rights” by authorizing drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists.Jimmy Carter, Americas 39 th president, denounced the Obama administration for “clearly violating” 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the “United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.””Instead of making the world safer, Americas violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends,” Carter wrote.While the total number of attacks from unmanned aircraft, or drones, and the resulting casualties are murky, the New America Foundation estimates that in Pakistan alone 265 drone strikes have been executed since January 2009 . Those strikes have killed at least 1,488 people, at least 1,343 of them considered militants, the foundation estimates based on news reports and other sources.In addition to the drone strikes, Carter criticized the current president for keeping the Guantanamo Bay detention center open, where prisoners “have been tortured by waterboarding more than 100 times or intimidated with semiautomatic weapons, power drills or threats to sexually assault their mothers.”The former president blasted the government for allowing “unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications.”Want more off-the-cuff politics? Check out OTUS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @OTUSNews.He also condemned recent legislation that gives the president the power to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely, although a federal judge blocked the law from taking effect for any suspects not affiliated with the September 11 terrorist attacks.”This law violates the right to freedom of expression and to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, two other rights enshrined in the declaration,” Carter said.While Carter never mentioned Obama by name, he called out “our government” and “the highest authorities in Washington,” and urged “concerned citizens” to “persuade Washington to reverse course and regain moral leadership.”Get more pure politics at ABC News.com/Politics and a lighter take on the news at OTUSNews.com

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The Newsroom: “We Just Decided To” Review – IGN

by RL Shaffer JUNE 24, 2012

In 1976, world renowned filmmaker Sidney Lumet made a film called “Network”, with Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and William Holden. In the film’s most famous sequence, a news anchor named Howard Beale (Finch) has a mental breakdown on camera. He engages his audience directly and rants for several minutes about the nature of journalism and humanity’s failings, culminating in one of cinema’s greatest lines,”I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

…”The Newsroom” (premiering Sunday, 6/24 at 10pm PST/EST), where Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) has a similar outburst after being asked why America is the best country on the planet. While he’s nothing but calm, jovial and humorous in the moments preceding his rant…

While McAvoy’s anti-American outburst is perceived as ugly by the public and his peers, the rant is nothing more than an angry follow-up to Beale’s “Mad as hell” rant from more than 30 years ago…

…Naturally, “The Newsroom” does feature the usual left-of-center commentary from Sorkin, but for those who’ve long fallen in love with the writer’s ideals, cynical take on politics and hope for a better future, there’s much to adore about this new series. And Sorkin does his best to keep things refreshing, despite having played in similar sandboxes in the past, with shows like “Sports Night” and “The West Wing”, and with movies like “Charlie Wilson’s War” and even “The Social Network”.

“The Newsroom” debuts Sunday, June 24th at 10pm ET/PT on HBO.

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