Ex-NFL player Jason Brown quit football at age 29 to become a farmer who feeds the hungry

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In 2009 Jason Brown signed a five-year, US$37.5-million contract with the St. Louis Rams that made him the highest-paid centre in the NFL.

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Five years later, after earning more than $25 million of that contract, Brown is a farmer who’s helping to feed the hungry.

CBS News caught up with Brown in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he runs a 1,000-acre farm after learning how to grow crops on YouTube.

Brown was drafted 124th overall in 2005 and played nine seasons in the NFL before getting cut by the Rams in the spring of 2012.

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At age 29, he still had plenty of NFL years ahead of him. He wasn’t playing at the level he was in 2009, but his career was far from…

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8 Dead From Exposure on East Coast: Here’s How to Survive Extreme Winter Weather

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8 Dead From Exposure on East Coast: Here’s How to Survive Extreme Winter Weather

Posted By Daisy Luther On November 19, 2014 @ 2:53 pm In Editor’s Choice,Featured,News,Survival and Preparedness | 4 Comments

Last night,  Buffalo, New York reported almost six feet of snow, and the storm is still howling over the area. Thus far, 8 people have died in New York, New Hampshire, and Michigan during the extreme winter storm that has struck the North Eastern part of the United States. You could literally see a veritable tsunami of snow moving across the lake towards Buffalo.

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Roofs are collapsing under the weight of the snow.  Doors to homes and businesses are caving in. Motorists are stranded as traffic has completely ground to a halt. One of the victims of the storm died when he froze to death under several feet of snow after his…

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Indonesia: ‘Virginity Tests’ for Female Police

Originally posted on My Blog for WOMENinSHADOW:

Indonesia: ‘Virginity Tests’ for Female Police

‘Testing’ Applicants Is Discriminatory, Cruel, Degrading
November 18, 2014
“The Indonesian National Police’s use of ‘virginity tests’ is a discriminatory practice that harms and humiliates women. Police authorities in Jakarta need to immediately and unequivocally abolish the test, and then make certain that all police recruiting stations nationwide stop administering it.”
Nisha Varia, associate women’s rights director

(Jakarta) – The Indonesian government subjects female applicants for Indonesia’s National Police to discriminatory and degrading “virginity tests,” Human Rights Watch said today.

Human Rights Watch interviewed female police and police applicants in six Indonesian cities who had undergone the test, two of them in 2014. Applicants who “failed” were not necessarily expelled from the force, but all of the…

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Folterfall Bakary J.: Psychiatrischer Gutachter maß Köpfe in Gars

Folterfall Bakary J.: Psychiatrischer Gutachter maß Köpfe in Gars

Irene Brickner
18. November 2014, 18:22

Wegen Schädelmessplänen an Drogenkranken war Norbert Loimer in den 1990er-Jahren umstritten

Wien – Im 480.000-Euro-Entschädigungsverfahren für Bakary J., der 2006 von drei inzwischen entlassenen Polizisten in einer Lagerhalle schwer misshandelt wurde, sorgt das umstrittene Gutachten des Psychiaters Norbert Loimer für einen zusätzlichen Rechtsstreit: J.s Anwältin Susanna Kurtev aus der Kanzlei Nikolaus Rast hat einen Befangenheitsantrag gegen die im Wiener Landesgericht für Zivilrechtssachen zuständige Richterin Julia Kömürcü-Spielbüchler eingebracht. …


Ferguson Officer Arrested for Raping a Pregnant Woman in Jail

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Help us end segregation and abuse of children

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Help us end segregation and abuse of children

Disability Rights International (DRI) is spearheading an international effort to protect children who are put away for a lifetime in orphanages and other institutions. Learn more about DRI and our Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children.

We need your support to bring an end to the problem of segregation. Children are the most vulnerable members of any society – especially poor and disabled children. An estimated 10 million of children are shut away in orphanages and social care facilities around the world. Over several decades and in dozens of countries, DRI has documented the cruelty, neglect and torture institutionalized children are subjected to for their entire lives. Most children in orphanages around the world, an estimated 90-95%, actually have families! Much…

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