Blogger Files Lawsuit After Cops Retaliate Against Her, Get Her Fired

Kathleen O’Donnell, 61, of Pennsylvania, claims that officers were sent to her day job to harass her after she wrote about Kathryn Knott, 25, the daughter of former Bucks County Police Chief Karl Knott.

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Kathryn Knott

In December, Kathryn Knott was found guilty of simple assault, conspiracy, and reckless endangerment after participating in a group attack on a gay couple in Philadelphia. She was sentenced to 5-10 months in prison, two years probation and will have to pay $2,000 in fines. The two others who participated in the brutal attack, Kevin Harrigan, 27, and Philip Williams, 25, both pleaded guilty and received probation.

During the mob beat down, one of the victims suffered a broken jaw as the three assailants, Knott and two male friends of hers, shouted anti-gay slurs.

O’Donnell, outraged over the incident, created a parody account with the name “Knotty is a Tramp,” where she blogged about any and all information that she could find on the woman, her father, and the case. She noted that the chief’s daughter often used anti-gay rhetoric in her social media posts.

O’Donnell claims that the Knott father and daughter duo called in a favor to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office to strong arm and intimidate her into stopping her writing.

According to Philly.com, Karl Knott was at the time, the chief of Chalfont Borough police in Bucks County and now is captain at the Central Bucks Regional Police Department

In August 2015, O’Donnell claims that two Bucks County district attorney detectives, Martin McDonough and Mark Zielinski, went to her day job and met with her boss. The detectives reportedly informed him that O’Donnell had been making “harassing comments” about Kathryn Knott, and that the postings sometimes came from her work computer.

O’Donnell claims that she was then approached by the detectives, who according to the lawsuit, “threatened” her and warned that if she did not cease her postings she “she would be arrested for ‘fraudulently impersonating Ms. Knott.’ “

The very same day, after the detectives left, O’Donnell was fired from her job.

District Attorney Heckler remains unapologetic about the incident, claiming that the blog “was perceived as potentially threatening and potentially inciting others” to harm the chief’s daughter.

“We would not have been looking into the matter unless it involved what we believed to be potentially incriminating behavior,” Heckler told Raw Story, “We certainly didn’t bully up on her because Chief Knott is a police officer and we were looking out for a buddy.”

O’Donnell is now suing Kathryn Knott, Karl Knott, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler and the detectives who visited her job for 150,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

Growing List of Celebrities Speaking Out About Chemtrails / Geoengineering: Chuck Norris, Vin Diesel

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(Era of Wisdom) First, the alt media exploded with info about Merle Haggard exposing chemtrails/geoengineering when he passed away. Then, it was Prince: now we can add Vin Diesel and Chuck Norris to that list.
Chuck Norris took a particularly bold stance, and wrote an entire article entitled “Sky Criminals.”
According to Inquisitr:
“Norris, 76, recently wrote an article at World Net Daily to talk about conspiracies surrounding chemtrails and the U.S. government. He argued that people are not taking the issue seriously when there is evidence pointing to the government as having already used chemtrails.”
This is an excerpt from Norris’ article. The full article can be found at this link.
“Country legend Merle Haggard, who died of a lung infection (double pneumonia) on April 6, sang in his song, “What I hate”: “What I hate is looking up and seeing chemtrails in a clear blue sky today.”

Several months ago, I wrote a column titled, “Why are geo-engineering researchers being stonewalled?” In it, I gave an array of evidence from scientists that geoengineering and, specifically, covert chemtrailing is taking place in the skies above us and unbeknownst to us.

For those who are unfamiliar with the subject and stratospheric lunacy, let me reiterate a few definitions:

Geoengineering is the artificial modification of Earth’s climate systems through two primary technologies: Solar Radiation Management, or SRM, and Carbon Dioxide Removal, or CDR.

CDR technologies include “bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, biochar, direct air capture, ocean fertilization and enhanced weathering,” according to Wikipedia.

SRM technologies “seek to reflect sunlight and thus reduce global warming. Proposed examples include the creation of stratospheric sulfate aerosols.”

Stratospheric sulfate aerosols “create a global dimming effect [that] has made them a possible candidate for use in solar radiation management climate engineering projects to limit the effect and impact of climate change due to rising levels of greenhouse gases. Delivery of precursor sulfide gases such as sulfuric acid, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) by artillery, aircraft and balloons has been proposed.”

Chemtrailing is the “public’s term for the classified [covert] and ongoing artificial modification of Earth’s climate systems using reflective nano-materials (aerosols) to reflect sunlight. The aerosols are dispersed via jet aircraft trails that expand into reflective artificial clouds.”

Sarah Zielinski, an award-winning science writer and editor, wrote a piece in December 2015 for the Smithsonian, titled, “Airplane Contrails May Be Creating Accidental Geoengineering.”

In the article, Zielinski explained, “Geoengineering involves the manipulation of an environmental process in such a way, usually deliberate, that it affects the Earth’s climate.”

Zeilinski cites Charles Long from the NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, who reported at a press conference this past week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco: “This haze is caused by airplanes, and it is gradually whitening blue skies. We might be actually conducting some unintentional geoengineering here.”

Many other scientists would say – as we shall see in a moment – intentional geoengineering.

Long went on to explain, “Its existence demonstrates yet another way that humans might be altering the climate system, and you can see this with your own eyes.”

I know, because my wife, Gena, and I have seen it in the skies over our own Texas ranch.

Chuck Norris provides real solutions to our county’s problems and a way to reawaken the American dream in his best-seller, “Black Belt Patriotism.”

Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research concluded, “It seems quite possible that [Long is] seeing something that’s real.”

Long still calls the haze “a mystery,” but at the moment primarily blames air traffic exhaust and other aerosols as the most likely culprits of those particles.

But is the origin of it all so unintentional and innocent? Or are there deliberate sky criminals who are also chemtrailing above us with other chemical agents?

Long himself is puzzled how certain areas around the country like one in Oklahoma have significant sky whitening yet don’t get as much known air traffic.

When Snopes was investigating the recent accusations that NASA was spraying lithium (the anti-manic psychiatric medication) into the atmosphere and, hence, onto Americans, the liberal fact-finding website even had to confess that, “Buried among the tinfoil were a few actual facts: it was true that a 2003 study examined the feasibility of mass vaccination by air.””
Although Chuck Norris aimed straight into the eyes of the elite and spat truth, the manner in which celebrities are speaking out is generally hushed, kind of carefully quiet.
Vin Diesel recently posted a picture to Facebook apparently making a somber nod toward the chemtrail conscious public, crossing his fingers in the shape of a couple chemtrails behind him.
The top comments praised his acknowledgment of them.
According to True Activist:
“By now, everyone has seen white streaks in the sky. They stretch from horizon to horizon, and ultimately turn the skies into murky haze. While one would think that the streaks are nothing but plane vapor, skeptics have unearthed some convincing evidence suggesting that they are instead intentional pollution, meant to poison communities and cities for the purpose of population control.”
“The topic of chemtrails, like many subjects, is very controversial. Understandably, one may be wary about accepting any so-called ‘evidence’. However, it appears that famous actor Vin Diesel may just be drawing attention to the presence of chemtrails in the photo below.
In the picture the Fast and Furious star recently posted to Facebook, he is seen crossing his fingers like the white streaks seen behind him in the sky.”
The truth is, the consequences of not speaking up far outweigh the consequences of not holding on to some petty remnant of perceived credibility in remaining silent about this, and I think the celebrities with good hearts and minds know this.
Some question whether Merle Haggard or Prince died of some illness related to chemtrail activity. That notion is caught in the burden of proof, and ultimately some have suspicion but no evidence. This theory seems to allude to the idea that specific individuals may be targeted by chemtrails.
Why would the idea of specific individuals being targeted by toxic aerosols be implausible? The military sprayed San Francisco with harmful bacterial agents in the past, sprayed aerosols can be used for various purposes.
My own mind began to theorize about this when on March 15th, my area was decimated by chemtrails, and one that went directly over my house in Sacramento appeared to “change gears” in the sky, switching from a thicker plume to thinner one right after it went overhead. A video of that can be found here, and below is a screencap. However, I doubt I am important enough to be targeted.
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This is an anecdotal observation, but nonetheless one that should make any thinking mind turn its gears.
The best we can do, is every single thing we can possibly do: talk to everyone about geoengineering, point it out in the sky every day.
The worst thing we can do is give up. Our ancestors did not survive incomprehensibly difficult conditions to hand us this world on a silver platter, only to have us indulge in mindless comfort until the day it all ends forever.
No, we fight. Every single inch we are given to wake people up, let’s stretch that into a million miles: let’s extend our poisoned fists forward and march toward our right to live until the death, just like our ancestors did for us.
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Craig Wright reveals himself as Satoshi Nakamoto

 

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Economist.com

FIVE months after Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist and businessman, was outed against his will as Satoshi Nakamoto, he says he is indeed the creator of bitcoin. On May 2nd he published a blog post offering cryptographic proof, backed up by other information, to make his case. Along with two other media organisations, The Economist had access to Mr Wright before the publication of his post. Our conclusion is that he could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that nagging questions remain. In fact, it may never be possible to prove beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin. Whether people, particularly bitcoin cognoscenti, actually believe Mr Wright will depend greatly on what he does next, after going public.

In December, after he was outed, Mr Wright stayed silent. So why has he now changed his mind? “I’m not seeking publicity, but want to set the record straight,” he explains. He says he called himself “Nakamoto” after a 17th-century Japanese philosopher and merchant, Tominaga Nakamoto, who was highly critical of the normative thought of his time and favoured free trade. (He doesn’t want to say why he picked “Satoshi”: “Some things should remain secret.”)
If Mr Wright is indeed Mr Nakamoto that would not only help to illuminate the origins of bitcoin—it could also have a big impact on the future of the controversial cryptocurrency. Although the rhetoric has become less strident in recent weeks, the project has been held back by a deep split between those who want to keep bitcoin pure and those who want to modify its workings to allow it to grow rapidly—even if that means making it more like a conventional payment system. Having launched the bitcoin project with the publication of a paper in 2008, and then the first release of bitcoin software in 2009, Mr Nakamoto stepped back from active involvement in 2010. His return from obscurity would most certainly change the dynamics of the debate about bitcoin’s future direction.

Having been named as Mr Nakamoto once before, unconvincingly, Mr Wright has a steep hill to climb to convince the world that he is indeed who he claims to be. Evaluating his claim involves the application of a multi-step paternity test. First comes the factual evidence: can Mr Wright prove that he is in possession of cryptographic keys that only Mr Nakamoto should have? Second, does he have convincing explanations for the holes in the story which came to light when he was first outed in December? Third, does he possess the technical knowledge that would have enabled him to develop a system as complex and clever as bitcoin? And fourth, to what extent does he fit the image that people have of Mr Nakamoto; in particular, what do those computer scientists who have collaborated online with Mr Nakamoto think of Mr Wright’s claim to be him? These are the questions that the bitcoin community will be arguing about in the coming days—and which Mr Wright must answer convicingly if he is to convince the world of his claim.

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Turkish Protester Robs Bank and Throws Money From Balcony

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Semih Bulut threw 30,000 Turkish Lira  from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap neighborhood on April 27.

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Protester Robs Bank , Throws Money to Crowd

A man identified as Semih Bulut scattered 30,000 Turkish Liras from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap neighborhood on April 27.

The robbery took place in the afternoon. Bulut entered the bank located on the Çiftegelinler Street of the Kumkap neighborhood with a pump action rifle. Forcing the clerk to open the bank vaults and taking out 30,000 lira before seeing police teams arriving at the scene, and fleeing to the top floor of the bank’s building.

He then fired rifle shots into the air as he scattered bills onto the street below from the balcony.

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“I wanted to express myself with the President. My aim was to make him aware of this situation,” he said.

scattered money bills worth 30,000 Turkish Liras from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap? neighborhood on April 27.

Scattered  bills worth 30,000 Turkish Liras from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap neighborhood on April 27.

Police teams took security measures on the street and sent a “Nationally trained negotiator” to the scene to communicate with the burglar. After four hours of negotiations, Bulut surrendered himself to police.

According to claims by locals, the building where the incident took place was sold to the bank by Bulut’s father Cuma Bulut around four years ago. Believing that the sale was unjust, the elder Bulut had allegedly attempted to rob the same bank previously.

After surrendering, Bulut was taken to a police station for questioning and local police officers picked up the bills he had scattered around.

Local police say they are still looking for 4,900 lira.

According to Bulut’s statement the theft was perpetrated because he was”outraged”, according to neighbors, four years ago, his father was the owner of the building from which the subject threw the money, however, he sold the property at a price that Semih considered was unfair .

The video posted on YouTube shows Semih takes shots in the air screams and throws some of the $ 30,000 he had stolen just minuets earlier .

Eventually the Turkish police would collect most of the thrown money and the negotiator would talk with the man, who finally surrendered to authorities.


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Google Strikes Deal With NHS That Gives AI Unit Access To 1.6 Million Patient Records

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Techtimes.com

Google’s deal with the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units to access as many as 1.6 million private patient records, a new report has revealed.

The data-sharing agreement, according to New Scientist, which first unmasked its true nature, would give Google’s DeepMind unrestricted access to sensitive data that the Royal Free NHS Trust has.

Patient Confidentiality And Informed Consent

As early as 2014, Google has partnered with several scientists to understand human health. But this present partnership with the UK NHS goes far beyond what people expect from the tech giant.

The NHS houses information from three major hospitals under its control in London namely Chase Farm, Barnet, and Royal Free.

Last February, Google announced that it would be collaborating with the NHS for app development. The Streams app, Google said, would simply aid hospital personnel to monitor their patients with kidney diseases.

“This is not just about kidney function,” said Sam Smith from the health data privacy group MedConfidential. “They’re getting the full data.”

With the agreement, Google would be able to look at all the patient records that pass through all these hospitals each year, along with sensitive details of abortion, drug overdose, and even HIV status.

The agreement also allows Google to look at patient information from the past five years that the NHS has submitted to the Secondary User Service (SUS) database, which serves as a centralized record of all UK hospital treatments ranging from emergency departments to critical care.

Since DeepMind would have continuous access to all patient information including everyday hospital activity ranging from who visits the patient to details of radiologic and pathologic tests, many are questioning whether they have the choice to opt out.

Would the NHS ask for patients’ informed consent? Would the NHS give the patients the chance to opt out?

With the SUS data collection, patients can simply write their doctor about opting out. This does not, however, cover data gathered during present admission and discharge.

Several days ago, more than a million patients decided to opt out of Care.data scheme for fears that their sensitive information would be made available beyond the scope of clinical care. The concerns stemmed from the agency’s inability to allow patients to undertake an informed consent. This has forced the Health & Social Care Information Centre to change its name to NHS Digital.

Google’s Defense

Google said getting the entire patient information is necessary because there is no specific dataset for kidney disease patients. Streams would not be an effective monitoring app without all the patient data.

To defend the agreement [PDF], Royal Free NHS Trust explained that data provision is within the bounds of strict information governance rules and would only be used for direct clinical care.

In addition, Google cannot use all gathered information for any of its other business ventures and that data would be under the care of a third-party contractor. DeepMind is also bound by the agreement to delete all data copies as soon as the agreement expires on September 2017.

Patient Rescue

The agreement also stated that to ensure all medical personnel follow the guidelines set by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, DeepMind would use Patient Rescue, a platform that would give data analytics to NHS hospitals by using streams of data from other hospitals.

With this real-time patient information analysis, DeepMind can support doctors in making clinical diagnosis. By funnelling a wealth of patient information, DeepMind is expected to assist doctors by predicting possible illnesses an individual may have.

Patient Rescue can scan through the millions of data in its system to help predict if the patient has an illness in its early stages. Based on this, doctors can then request for some tests to see if disease prediction is accurate.

Smith said DeepMind’s data collection would allow it to build a generic algorithm about any disease it chooses.

David Clifton of the Computational Health Informatics Lab at University of Oxford said that machine learning tools are already in place in four hospitals under the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Clifton explained that these AI systems would be helpful in terms of detecting an infectious outbreak before it gets worse. Downplaying the concerns on patient confidentiality, Clifton said that AIs were not developed to replace doctors and nurses.

“It’s about how can we bring the attention of medics to the right place,” Clifton said.

Predicting health outcomes have been previously employed by doctors to help them make clinical decisions whether a treatment option would benefit a patient or not.

Misplaced Concerns

Ross Anderson of the University of Cambridge said there should be no concern over breach of confidentiality. Google has a good track record of data security and privacy so there is nothing to worry about.

“If learning about adverse health outcomes helps them to predict patients at risk, then this is a perfectly reasonable way to make money,” said Ross.

Ross added that the concern should be shifted to the fact that Google might hold monopoly in health analytics.

UK Life Sciences minister George Freeman echoed the same concern and said NHS should be more careful.

“Healthcare is going digital in the 21st century with huge benefits to patients,” said Freeman. “But NHS patients need to know their data will be secure and not be sold or used inappropriately, which is why we have introduced tough new measures to ensure patient confidentiality.”

Google said there are no commercial plans for its DeepMind’s data mining services and that the existing pilots covered by the agreement are free.

With the tight competition in artificial intelligence development, it seems Google is leading the pack in health analytics.

However, Google is not off the hook yet as healthcare experts, along with government tech leaders, would assess how DeepMind processes NHS information in a meeting slated next month.

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