has graphical interface Bolen - Keenly aware this past couple weeks of the... How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me Nancy avoids gluten because she has to; Marlene because she chooses to. Both women are part of the booming gluten-free industry, but the stakes are much higher for one of them. Nancy Caracciolo, 31, walks into a Key Food grocery store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, looking for food that won’t make her sick. She quickly moves down each aisle, filling her basket with produce. She stops and takes a long look at the frozen waffles. In her thick Brooklyn accent, she compares the options available to her. Nancy, a first-generation Italian-American, was diagnosed with celiac disease at 24 and forced to eliminate bread and wheat products from her diet. A graduate student at New York University, Nancy is studying to become an occupational therapist. Like Nancy, New York resident Marlene Taylor, 34, avoids gluten. But celiac sufferers find themselves with lots of company these days. Food manufactures are not blind to what’s going on.
Bolen - Thank you to our true patriots! Chelsea Manning... How to Talk to a Lawyer (and When You Need One) TomDispatch - My must-read piece of the week (after Peter... The Making of the Warrior Cop By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues, they stood in groups of eight or ten, some eating pastries, others sticking to coffee and a dip of tobacco. A few wandered the expo hall, stopping by booths to test the feel of armored vests, boot knives, and sniper rifles, grab swag like grenade-shaped stress balls, or drop tickets into a box for a raffle of iPhone covers and pistols. "Want to see the new toy?" a vendor asked a police officer in camo. He handed him a pamphlet for his company, Shield Defense Systems. The expo hall was just a warm-up to the main event: Starting at 5 a.m. on Saturday, 35 SWAT teams would compete in a two-day training exercise around the San Francisco Bay Area. What we saw at the SWAT convention before being kicked out. Urban Shield was started in 2007 by an Alameda County assistant sheriff named James Baker.
Occupy Canada - There may be hope yet, NDP MP Kennedy... Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Named As Ottawa Shooter A gunman who was killed after the fatal shooting of a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday has been identified. CBS Evening News tweeted just before 1 p.m. that the dead shooter was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian who was born in 1982. It was later confirmed by CBC News that Zehaf-Bibeau was the man in a photo that had circulated on social media throughout Wednesday. The Twitter account "Military Studies" tweeted the photo early Wednesday and said it was initially posted on social media by terrorist group ISIS. But police sources told La Presse said that Zehaf-Bibeau was a "lone wolf" and had no affiliation with Islamic terror groups. Author Denis Lessard wrote in French that the suspect was mentally unstable, but that his name does not appear on a list of people that police are monitoring for terrorist ties. A Quebec-raised Muslim convert, Zehaf-Bibeau was born as Michael Joseph Hall but later changed his name, U.S. government sources told Reuters. - With files from The Canadian Press Close