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Umesh Heendeniya
Worked at Phillip Morris (Altria) Inc.
Attends Creighton University
Lives in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.
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10-Year-Old Prodigy Just Enrolled in College, by Rachel Bertsche.
      Esther Okade – who, to be fair, does love Frozen — is more interested in writing an algebra workbook for kids and studying for college exams.
      Esther, a British-Nigerian home-schooled student, started in January as a freshman at the distance learning college Open University, making her one of the youngest college students in England.
      Math is Esther’s strong suit and according to her mother Efe Okade, she’s had an unusual grasp of numbers since she was barely old enough to read. “At four, I started teaching her numbers and the alphabet, then I taught her addition and then she learned subtraction and then she learned multiplication,” Efe tells Yahoo Parenting. “Then one day, as a joke, I said ‘I know what to teach you next, I’ll teach you algebra.’ I wrote my engineering thesis on how to make engineering math easy, so based on those principles I sat Esther down and taught her the basics. And she absolutely got it. She didn’t just get it, she loved it. She asked for more and more. She kept saying, ‘can I have more yummy yummy algebra?’”
10-year-old Esther Okade is already a freshman in college.
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Criminal Charges Against DEA Agent Carl Mark Force IV and Secret Service Agent Shaun Bridges Reveal Staggering Corruption in the Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht Investigation, by Sarah Jeong.
The Silk Road case was compromised again and again as Force and Bridges took every opportunity to embezzle and steal money. With so much bitcoin on their hands, the two had to coax bitcoin and payments companies to help convert their ill-gotten gains. When companies resisted, investigations were launched, subpoenas were issued, and civil forfeitures were sought in retaliation.
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Former DEA agent pleads guilty to stealing bitcoins during Silk Road investigation:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-dea-agent-silk-road-guilty-20150701-story.html
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Anthony Kennedy: how one man's evolution legalized marriage for millions. The 78-year-old supreme court justice who wrote the historic opinion on gay marriage has long been one of the most enigmatic swing voters on the bench.
The 78-year-old supreme court justice who wrote the historic opinion on gay marriage has long been one of the most enigmatic swing voters on the bench
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The False Hope Of Gun-Free Zones, by Massad Ayoob.
Also, read about deranged and evil lunatics such as Jesse Gates of Boiling Springs, SC, and Kiarron Parker of Aurora, Colorado, who attacked 2 Churches, but fortunately their attacks were stopped by 2 responsible concealed carrying gun owners.
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Police identify man who shot, killed pastor’s mother at church:
http://kdvr.com/2012/04/24/police-identify-man-who-shot-killed-pastors-mother-at-church/
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Walmart hid $76bn of assets in foreign tax havens, new study by Americans for Tax Fairness claims.
     Walmart hid $76bn of assets in tax havens across the world, including $64.2bn managed by 22 different subsidiaries in Luxembourg, where Walmart has no stores, according to a study published on Wednesday.
     The authors claimed Walmart’s global empire keeps billions of dollars of assets away from the prying eyes of the taxman via a network of shell companies in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and a host of Caribbean countries known for their low taxes.
     According to the report, since 2011 Walmart has transferred ownership of its stores in Brazil, Japan, Puerto Rico and South Africa to Luxembourg. It claims that Walmart’s Luxembourg operations paid less than 1% in tax on profits of more than $1.3bn between 2010 and 2013.
Report makes Walmart the latest in a string of multinational companies to be exposed for exploiting international tax loopholes via Luxembourg
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The enemy is the state: how the US justice system started a civil war, by Sergio De La Pava, Esq (NY Public Defender).
As more and more incidents of police brutality are captured on film, you might expect them to become less common. But, as one New York public defender attests, the problem has deep roots — and its victims are grimly predictable.
As more and more incidents of police brutality are captured on film, you might expect them to become less common. But, as one New York public defender attests, the problem has deep roots — and its victims are grimly predictable
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Deadly shootout in motel room of former CNN anchor Lynne Russell
Intruder shot dead by Russell’s husband, Chuck de Caro, who was also wounded after emerging from shower to find wife being held at gunpoint.
A former U.S. Army Special Forces officer, De Caro said he called upon his training to protect his wife. It is a significant point that both De Caro and Russell have concealed carry firearm licences.
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Married Former CNN Reporter and Green Beret husband Involved in Fatal Shootout:
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/married-former-cnn-reporters-involved-fatal-shootout-142947411.html
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U.S. police killings in 2015: inside the shocking numbers in 2 minutes | The Counted, by The Guardian newspaper website.
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U.S. police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die. Guardian investigation finds 547 people killed by law enforcement so far in 2015 as Obama’s call for ‘appropriate oversight’ continues to go unheeded:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/01/us-police-killings-this-year-black-americans
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Yes, There Is Anti-Black Racism Among Asians, by Sonali Kolhatkar.
We cannot deny that there has been a long-standing problem of racism against African-Americans in Asian communities. Facing our biases and joining the struggle for racial justice is our only hope for redemption. - 2015/06/24
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Making It in (Right-Wing) America. Dinesh D’Souza and the shame of immigrant self-hatred:
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121105/dinesh-dsouzas-anti-black-racism-rooted-national-review
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Luxembourg tax files: how tiny state rubber-stamped tax avoidance on an industrial scale.
     The documents show that major companies — including drugs group Shire, City trading firm Icap and vacuum cleaner firm Dyson, who are headquartered in the UK or Ireland — have used complex webs of internal loans and interest payments which have slashed the companies’ tax bills.
     The documents also show how some 340 companies from around the world arranged specially-designed corporate structures with the Luxembourg authorities. The businesses include corporations such as Pepsi, Ikea, Accenture, Burberry, Procter & Gamble, Heinz, JP Morgan and FedEx. Leaked papers relating to the Coach handbag firm, drugs group Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, Deutsche Bank and Australian financial group Macquarie are also included.
     Stephen Shay, a Harvard Law School professor who has held senior tax roles in the US Treasury and who last year gave expert testimony on Apple’s tax avoidance structures in a Senate investigation, said: “Clearly the database is evidencing a pervasive enabling by Luxembourg of multinationals’ avoidance of taxes [around the world].”
Leaked documents show that one of the EU’s smallest states helped multinationals save millions in tax, to the detriment of its neighbours and allies
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Life as a black cop: caught between love for the NYPD and the people they serve.
Black male recruits make up only 6.86% of the 2015 police academy class. At the end of civil rights movement in 1970 it was 7.3%.
Black male recruits make up only 6.86% of the 2015 police academy class. At the end of civil rights movement in 1970 it was 7.3%
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NYPD chief Bratton says hiring black officers is difficult: 'So many have spent time in jail':
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/09/bratton-hiring-black-nypd-officers-criminal-records
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Black children are not even safe from police violence at a pool party, by Steven W Thrasher.
       The video made me cry because it showed me how black children are not allowed to play. How they’re not allowed to just be fucking kids. How their play becomes criminalized and how they’re socialized to become black adults who internalize that their very breathing selves are criminal.
      It made me cry to think about how the black lives matter discourse (including my own) is often focused on men who are killed by police, at the expense of recognizing the many black women who face similar mortal injuries - or any number of violent, sexual and psychological assaults.
      It made me cry to see how black life is simply illegal in the United States: driving, walking and now swimming while black (or even just being in a neighborhood where other black people are swimming) makes one suspect.
      It made me cry to see, yet again, how being black makes one guilty until proven innocent in the United States. Respectability politics fail when a polite young black man says: “Sir, we just came here,” is told what he’s doing is illegal, is treated as a suspect and is told he’s “a part of the mob.” At the same time, Brooks, the videographer, said he was “basically invisible” to the police and so could shoot what was happening without his body controlled as every black body in sight had to be.
      None of this is new to anyone paying attention. Nor is the officer who pulled the gun, Eric Casebolt, a “bad apple”: he was named 2008 Patrolman of the Year. All of this is business as usual.
      But each black life harmed by racism is not simply a number: it is its own precious, beautiful life. To watch these beautiful young lives grotesquely injured was heartbreaking. White supremacy in America won’t let our black young children be kids, swim or receive congratulations while graduating without having the breath, light and life smothered right out of them.
Watching a young black woman, vulnerable and almost naked in her bathing suit, being manhandled by a cop made me cry
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Texas pool party video tells African Americans they are intruders in suburbia:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/09/texas-pool-video-african-americans-suburbs-outsiders
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  • Phillip Morris (Altria) Inc.
    Computer Systems Administrator, 2002 - 2008
  • Lead Dog Consulting
    Java, Visual Basic, and Unix Programmer, 2000 - 2002
  • US Marine Corps (Active Duty & Reserves)
    Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crewman, 1998 - 2001
  • VCU Computing Services
    Computer Lab Monitor, 1997 - 1998
  • VCU College of Humanities & Sciences
    Computer Technician, 1997 - 1998
  • IKON Printer Solutions.
    Printer Technician, 1997 - 1998
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Richmond, Virginia, USA - Parris Island, North Carolina, USA - Camp Lejune, North Carolina, USA - Camp Pendleton, California, USA - Colombo, Sri Lanka
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My name is Umesh Heendeniya. I was born in Sri Lanka and I Immigrated to the USA.

I'm an Honorably Discharged Former U.S. Marine who served in Active Duty and the Reserves. I served from June 1998 to April, 2001.

I have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and I worked in the IT sector for some years, first as a Java programmer and then as a Computer Systems Administrator.

I'm currently a Law Student. I am interested in the areas of Civil Rights, Disability Discrimination, Personal Injury, Products Liability, and Criminal Law.

I'm very interested in the areas of Finance, Computer Security, and Law.

 
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Honorably Discharged Former U.S. Marine (June 1998 to April 2001).
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  • Creighton University
    M.Sc. in Finance, 2010 - present
  • Taft Law School
    Law (J.D), 2010 - present
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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