Colombian superstar singer Shakira had a necklace for sale for her "El Dorado" tour bears not just a striking resemblance, but is identical to a symbol used by the Nazis. The small gold necklace reads "Shakira El Dorado World Tour" surrounding a sun pattern. That pattern is the same as the Black Sun, or Schwarze Sonne in German, which is still used today in some neo-Nazi occult circles. It was likely adopted by Nazis as significant because of its alleged relationship to ancient Germanic runes and sagas -- and perhaps even the round table of Britain's legendary King Arthur. read more
A review of federal records by investigative reporters Eric Rasmussen and Erin Smith revealed in May that child welfare agencies throughout the country have closed the cases of at least 61,000 foster children listed as "missing" since 2000. An additional 53,000 were listed as "runaway." A "missing" foster child is not necessarily on the streets; some are safe with a foster family or relative, and even though the state has lost track of them, they aren't being harmed. But the point is that the state has no idea.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that calls for separating families who cross the border illegally, saying the undocumented immigrants shouldn't get special treatment. "That's no different than what we do every day in every part of the United States -- when an adult of a family commits a crime," she told NPR. "If you as a parent break into a house, you will be incarcerated by police and thereby separated from your family." "Illegal aliens should not get just different rights because they happen to be illegal aliens," she added.
More than 150 people have been killed since April 18, as peaceful protests initially meant to oppose social security reforms were met with beatings and civilian deaths at the hands of state security forces, subsequently spiraling into a much larger political movement. Schools, universities and banks have shut their doors and locals are having trouble leaving the country and accessing money, according to residents. Time Magazine described the country as being in "full cardiac arrest," and many fear Nicaragua is on its way to becoming the next Venezuela.
Court documents show that Harvard conducted an internal investigation into its admissions policies in 2013 and found a bias against Asian-American applicants. But Harvard never made the findings public or acted on them. "It turns out that the suspicions of Asian-American alumni, students and applicants were right all along," said the group Students for Fair Admissions in a court document laying out the analysis. "Harvard today engages in the same kind of discrimination and stereotyping that it used to justify quotas on Jewish applicants in the 1920s and 1930s." read more