Preston shopping centre ‘bomb’: Commentators claim incident should be treated as a terror attack ~ Lizzie Dearden, THE INDEPENDENT, 18 December 2015.
Police said the motive for the incident was unclear but that the person behind it wanted to cause ‘serious injury.’
Police and the media are being accused of playing down a bomb alert in a Preston shopping centre because the man officers want to trace appears to be white.
Lancashire Constabulary said the “crude incendiary device” ignited in the men’s toilets at the Fishergate Shopping Centre on Thursday morning but did not injure anyone.
The improvised package, reportedly made using an asthma inhaler, firelighter, matches and toilet paper, was found by a shopper who put out the flames and is currently being analysed.
Police released CCTV footage of a man they wanted to speak to, which shows him walking…
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Facts: Husband and Wife began an Internet courtship. At the time, Wife resided in Colombia, South America, and Husband resided in Florida.
Two months into their courtship, Husband traveled to Colombia to meet Wife for the first time. Because Wife does not speak or read English, and Husband does not speak or read Spanish, the parties used one of Wife’s neighbors to interpret so they could communicate.
It was during this first in-person meeting that they decided to get married.
After returning to Florida, Husband hired an attorney to draft a prenuptial agreement. When Husband returned to Colombia to get married, he presented the prenuptial agreement to Wife on the day before or the day of the wedding. Because the agreement was written in English, Wife asked a young man to read the agreement and explain it to her.
Without the advice of an attorney, Wife signed…
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Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think ~ Will Stanton, THE MIND UNLEASHED, Jan 7, 2015.
Right now our education system is doing more to indoctrinate our children than to educate them. In fact, that has been the case for quite some time. Our young minds are being told to accept authority as truth instead of truth as authority, and teachers talk at the students instead of with them.
Teachers have become repeaters of information. They are merely regurgitating everything they once learned from their own teachers, and perpetuating the recycling of information; information that has managed to evade scrutiny for generations. Children are no longer the masters of their own learning, and instead, their minds are being treated as storage containers.
The factory model of education, with its focus on academic and economic elitism, is churning out obedient workers for the system, encouraged to…
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Emily Baxter: Earlier this month, Scotland’s Lord Advocate announced new prosecution guidelines designed to protect refugees fleeing persecution. These help give effect to the UK’s obligations under Article 31 of the 1951 Refugee Convention, which states that:
“The Contracting States shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of Article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence.”
Section 31(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (“the Act”) already provides a defence for refugees who commit certain offences in order to gain entry to the country. The new guidelines provide direction for Scottish prosecutors when considering cases in which this defence may arise. They reiterate the…
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