Survivor of mass murder in Vietnamese village unites with soldier who photographed the carnage.
(SALEM, Ore.) - EDITOR: (3/16/2018) We are re-releasing this important story, first published in 2012. 50 years has not reduced the horror of what happened that shameful day in Vietnam. The eye-witness account below is mandatory reading for anyone that wants to know the whole truth of the My Lai massacre.
It was an emotional experience to watch my friend Tran Van Duc of Germany, revisit his native village My Lai, Vietnam, with Ronald Haeberle, shocked photographer of the epic My Lai massacre.
The "interrogations" she oversaw included depriving them of sleep, squeezing them into coffins, and waterboarding.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would consider bringing back waterboarding “and a hell of a lot worse.” President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Previously, he appointed her as Deputy Director.
With Bloody Gina as CIA Director, if confirmed, he will have just the leader for the job.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The walkout lasted for exactly 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the tragedy at Parkland. The clock was set and hundreds of students stood in quiet contemplation as it counted down. The last minute was an observed moment of silence.
Students were well spoken and clearly had done their homework researching the walkout and what it meant.
William B. Miller, Jr. M.D. special to Salem-News.com
The deadliest infectious diseases that have afflicted mankind throughout history are those spread from animal to man or man to animal.
(PARADISE VALLEY, Arizona) - The Trump administration has lifted the ban on importing elephant and lion trophies to much uproar. However, there is still the rapidly growing illegal trade of other exotic wildlife as either pets, consumption as food, imagined medicinal purposes, ivory for ornaments or skins for decoration that also needs to be addressed.
Much of this illicit commerce intentionally concentrates on endangered or nearly extinct species. Want to own a baby tiger? It can be shipped with ease.
The past does not have to be a part of your future.
(SALEM, Ore.) - What does your tattoo mean to you? Usually, there is a story behind a tattoo, sometimes romantic, sometimes symbolic, and oftentimes, it represents something you may prefer is long forgotten.
For many, the past can catch up in a negative way. There are many things that happen in our younger years that people often wish they could erase.
(SALEM, Ore.) - I hope everyone is transitioning after the hour loss of sleep the government imposed upon all of us a few days ago. Contrary to popular opinion that daylight saving time was for farmers, it was first established in the United States in 1918 as a wartime measure to conserve electricity.
I am absolutely for finding ways to conserve energy. That is one of the reasons I would like to explore an end to changing the clocks and stay on daylight saving time.
Giambra says the new revenue stream could help rebuild New York State
(BUFFALO, NY) - "Nine other states have taken this step and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states," says Giambra, who is seeking the Reform Party line for governor.
"Other states are poised to take action and according to Arcview Market Research, one of the top market research firms for the cannabis industry, legal marijuana sales were expected to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017 (final numbers not available yet).
The distinctive new apple should be widely available by early next year.
(PULLMAN, Wash.) - Washington State University announced today that it has taken legal action in state and federal court against Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, for breach of contract and patent and trademark infringement.
According to filings by WSU, Phytelligence had signed a research agreement with WSU to propagate the trees that produce Cosmic Crisp apples, subject to strict limits. However, in 2016, the company sold 135,000 Cosmic Crisp trees to an outside grower.
Collaborative charitable projects let employees get involved and bond with colleagues.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Initially, individuals may think that businesses donate to charities because they want to write the donations off on their taxes. However, the company leaders associated with recent generous efforts report that the payoffs for their contributions are far-reaching and varied.
Therefore, it’s not difficult to understand why corporate executives understand that giving back to others helps the world, as well as their bottom lines.
342 children were killed and 803 were injured in Syria in the first two months of 2018
(Marjeh Square, DAMASCUS) - Described as the "bloodiest" day since a Russian-sponsored truce failed to stop the onslaught and since a UN Security Council resolution was unsuccessful at implementing a 30-day ceasefire, Syrian government forces resumed the shelling of the Damascus suburb for the 16th consecutive day on 3/6/2018.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has reported that the bombardment of the enclave has killed more than 70 civilians in 24 hours, bringing that days total to more than 100.
The visit is "at the request of Her Majesty’s Government"
(LONDON) - Prince William, second in line to the throne, is being sent to the Holy Land by the UK Government "to promote diplomatic and cultural ties".
In effect he'll be helping to normalise 70 years of Israeli occupation and sanitise the unimaginable cruelty that has gone with it. His trip cuts across the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions movement's efforts to bring pressure for justice.
Many resources designed to help you get your inventions off the ground
(SALEM, Ore.) - There are many people over the years that have come up with fantastic ideas for inventions. However, the idea is only a part of the process if you are hoping to bring your invention to market and enjoy commercial success.
Even if you have the most incredible idea in the world with regards to an invention, it has to be put in front of the right people and properly protected to provide you with the opportunity to succeed.
Judgment is among the largest ever issued against a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, which killed 241 American servicemembers and injured numerous others, was the deadliest state-sponsored terrorist attack against United States citizens before September 11, 2001.
A judgment of $920 million has been obtained against the Iranian government on behalf of more than 80 family members of Marines/soldiers who were killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Marines/soldiers who were injured in the attack themselves.
No matter how busy people are, they always make time for some juicy gossip.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Are you a fan of the latest gossip? Well, as it turns out, most of us are. Hot gossips are like hot cakes - loved by people and spread very quickly. This goes beyond political comedy- show me at least one person in the country who has not put his or her nose in other people’s lives.
Yes, whether we know it or not, most of us fall prey to the temptation of a little harmless gossip now and then.
Collaborative Law Enforcement Efforts Dismantle Conspiracy
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In late 2015 through early 2016, vulnerable girls as young as 14 and 16 were being exploited as part of a sex trafficking ring run by a group of conspirators in Ohio and Indiana.
But thanks to a joint law enforcement effort conducted by the FBI-led Toledo Child Exploitation Task Force, the ringleader of the conspiracy as well as the other six participants were eventually brought to justice and sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms.
In Portland on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 - 12pm-5pm - Pioneer Courthouse Square
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, Oregon, will participate in the annual Global Cannabis March on May 5.
A scheduled cannabis freedom march through downtown will take place in the afternoon. The day long event will showcase the Dr. Phillip Leveque Memorial Stage, in Pioneer Courthouse Square, complete with bands, speakers and vendor booths. This public event has always been free to attend.
Christian Churches in Jerusalem closed their doors in protest of pressure from Israel.
(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - It remains a remarkable era that we live in and it is getting more “interesting” every day. Take for example the poke in the eye that the Zionists did through their vassal president Donald Trump in deciding that the date to move the US Embassy to occupied Jerusalem will be May 15.
This is very significant because that date is Nakba Commemoration day when against the wishes of the vast majority of inhabitants, a Jewish apartheid state was created by force of arms. Before and after that date, the largest post-WWII ethnic cleansing happened.
This Northern California pot bust took place in June 2017.
(LAKE COUNTY, Calif.) - For the record: 2 search warrants on the morning of Monday, June 12th, 2017, resulting in the seizure of 45,274 marijuana plants, 186 pounds of processed marijuana and 6 arrests.
The service of 2 search warrants by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit with assistance from the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication team (COMMET) and the California National Guard Drug Task Force has resulted in the seizure of 2 firearms, 45,274 marijuana plants, approximately 186 pounds of processed marijuana, and 6 arrests.