Hong Kong Administrator, Appointed By Chinese Government, Agrees to Scrap Extradition Bill that Would Subject Hong Kong Residents to Communist-Controlled Courts – But Demonstrators Want Want More

Hong Kong chief executive, Carrie Lam, said she would scrap the new extradition bill that would allow the Chinese government to demand the extradition of people from Hong Kong with near-impunity, effectively exposing Hong Kongers to Communist Party-controlled courts. The bill was the catalyst that set off protests that have been raging for three months, resulting in four deaths and 1,183 arrests. Demonstrators want all of the other demands met, as well, including (1) dropping the use of the word “riot” by the Chinese government when referring to the protests, because riot carries specific penalties up to ten years in prison, (2) the release of all protesters and dropping charges against them, (3) an independent inquiry into police brutality against protesters, and (4) the ability to elect their own leaders. China hopes to end the protests as the world will be watching the celebration of 70 years of Communist Party rule next month, and it is expected that, to create the appearance of benevolence, the Party will make promises that it has no intention of keeping. -GEG

Offering her first concession since protests began three months ago, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday said she would scrap the hated extradition bill that had initially galvanized the protest movement when the HK government tried to fast-track it this spring.

If passed, the bill would have allowed the Chinese government to demand the extradition of people from Hong Kong with near-impunity, effectively exposing Hong Kongers to Communist Party-controlled courts.

However, many activists are now saying that this gesture is too little, too late – and that the movement has evolved from its opposition to the extradition bill to supporting broader pro-democracy themes.

 

Before Lam had even finished her speech, pro-democracy activists were already complaining that her concession was too little, too late. And the endorsement of Global Times editor Hu XiJin didn’t do much to help that perception, since he has functioned like the voice of Beijing since the demonstrations began.

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UK: Teenager Goes Blind after Limited Diet limited to French Fries, Pringles, White Bread, and Ham

Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient who was an extremely picky eater and showed symptoms of poor health at age 14, which led to hearing loss and blindness at age 17. The youth told doctors he had only eaten fries, Pringles potato chips, white bread, slices of processed ham, and sausage since elementary school, and he avoided foods with certain textures. Doctors identified vitamin B12 deficiency, low copper, and selenium levels, a high zinc level, reduced vitamin D level, anemia, and low bone density. The researchers say that poor diet and reduced intake of minerals caused vision loss in this case, and warn that nutritional optic neuropathy could become more common due to the rise in consumption of junk food. -GEG

Eating a diet of french fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight, according to a case study published in a medical journal.

Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient whose extremely picky eating led to blindness, and have warned of the dangers of a poor diet.

The unidentified patient told doctors he had only eaten fries from the fish and chip shop, Pringles potato chips, white bread, slices of processed ham and sausage since elementary school, and he avoided foods with certain textures. He first visited a doctor at age 14, complaining of tiredness, according to a case report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
He wasn’t taking any medication, had a normal BMI and height, and showed no visible signs of malnutrition.
Doctors discovered low vitamin B12 levels and anemia, treating the patient with vitamin B12 injections and offering dietary advice.
One year later there were signs of hearing loss and vision symptoms, but doctors did not find the cause.

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner, Whose Campaign Was Funded By George Soros, Refuses to Charge Killer of 7-Year-Old Child Despite Confession

Kim Gardner, a radical leftist funded by George Soros, is the Circuit Attorney for St. Louis and prosecutor for state-level criminal cases, is wreaking havoc on the justice system, which has caused many attorneys to resign from the agency. She made a list of 50 police officers whose work she rejects, refusing to press charges against criminals they arrest because she claims they are racists. She recently threw out a case in which a suspect, Malik Ross, confessed to ‘accidentally’ shooting and killing 7-year-old Xavier Usanga.

Ross also is accused of stealing $50,000 from his employer, an armored-car company. Area residents told Xavier’s parents that the shooting in which the child was killed stemmed from a dispute over a basketball game between Ross and another boy who was wounded in the shooting. -GEG

Far left billionaire George Soros has been systematically targeting district attorney races throughout the United States. Several of his candidates have already won. His goal is to create havoc in communities.

In St. Louis City far left lunatic Kim Gardner took money from Soros in her race for St. Louis Circuit Attorney.

Soros funded PAC even released an ad in support of this far left and unqualified nutcase.

Kim Gardner won her election and is wreaking havoc on the city of St. Louis circuit attorney’s office.

Kim Gardner is so intolerable that two dozen attorneys and more than one-third of the trial lawyers left the office when she was hired. And this is a Democrat dominated office.

In early January St. Louis Police arrested a drug dealer in possession of over 1,000 highly addictive opiate pills and more than $30,000 in cash.

The St. Louis police officers also got a confession from their suspect.

But when investigators brought their evidence to Gardner’s Circuit Attorney’s office in downtown St. Louis the attorneys REFUSED to press charges against the dealer and handed the police report back to the officers!

The entire event was captured on video!

Gardner refused to charge the drug kingpin because the detectives involved were on her “police exclusion list.”

Kim Gardner created a list of originally 28 police officers but now the list is over 50 police officers who she will not accept their work because she claims they are racists.

Last week a suspect was arrested in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Xavier Usanga in north St. Louis last Monday evening.

According to KSDK Usanga was shot and killed while playing outside of his Hyde Park home Monday, according to St. Louis Metro Police Cheif John Hayden. An 18-year-old man standing nearby was injured in the backyard of the Usangas’ home, in the 3500 block of North 14th Street, just after 5 p.m. Monday evening.

The suspect confessed to the shooting that killed 7-year-old Usanga.

 

But when they brought this confession and evidence to the St. Louis City’s circuit attorney’s office Kim Gardner threw it out.

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ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man told police that he accidentally shot 7-year-old Xavier Usanga, and then stole $50,000 the next day with a relative’s help as part of a plan to flee the city, a police detective said Tuesday.

Malik Ross, 23, called his aunt after the Aug. 12 shooting and told her that he was the one that “killed that boy” and needed help getting out of town, police Detective John Anderson said in court Tuesday.

The next day, Ross was driving an armored car for his employer, Garda World Cash Logistics, and dropped a coworker off to make a cash delivery at a St. Louis Bread Company.

While the coworker was in the store, Ross drove off, opened the truck’s door and dropped a bag containing the $50,000 in cash onto North Broadway downtown, Anderson said. Ross’ aunt drove to the bag drop, stopped her car in the street, and picked up the bag, he said.

Later in the day, Ross again dropped his coworker off for a delivery, this time to the Currency Exchange on Olive Street. There, Ross abandoned the truck, threw away his uniform and fled, Anderson said.

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