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  • Atheists and IRS Against the US Constitution

    08/20/2014 1:28:03 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 13 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The American tax authority, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), will monitor churches for electioneering in a settlement reached on 18 July with an atheist group, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). In 2012 the FFRF filed a lawsuit alleging that "the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the FFRF and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues, or proposed legislation. As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity." Monitoring what is said in houses of worship is a clear violation of the First Amendment, since no law can be...
  • Supreme Court Blocks Gay Marriage In Virginia

    <p>According to USA Today, on Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court blocked gay marriages from happening in the commonwealth, putting on hold the recent decision by the federal appeal’s court last month. That ruling ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.</p>
  • Open Carry at North Texas Love's

    08/20/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article, I mentioned that I was doing a favor by moving a lady and her possessions across the country.   The trip became a bit more memorable near the end.   In the last hundred miles before the drop off point, I was informed that a prominent outlaw motorcycle gang  had found out that she had been in Arizona, and now knew that she was moving back to the Midwest.   I was told that she had been instrumental in putting one of the officers of the group in prison for a few years.   I was assured that...
  • States Of Depression: Employment Rates in Most States Still Lag 2007 Levels

    08/20/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT · by MRourke85 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/20.2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It is difficult to have a surge in homeownership for the 25-54 year old bracket when not a single state in the US has shown improvement in employment rates since 2007. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, employment rates for 25- to 54-year-olds were lower in 29 states in fiscal year 2014 than in 2007, before the Great Recession. Percentage-point Change in Employment Rate, CY 2007 to FY 2014 statesemp A state-by-state comparison of calendar year 2007 with fiscal 2014 shows: 1) No state reported employment rate gains for 25- to 54-year-olds. 2) 29 states had statistically significant decreases. 3)...
  • The Upper and Nether Millstones

    08/20/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by mojito · 1 replies
    PJ Media/Belmont Club ^ | 8/19/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Michael Brown and the paramilitarized Ferguson Police Department are two sides of the same coin. They are the joint product of the politics of grievance and the growing expansion of government. The taxes that made the mobs dependent also armed the paramilitary police that contain them. You have one government department handing out Obamaphones and another handing out MRAPs to the cops. HHS gives out Obamacare and the IRS enforces it. A giant bureaucracy tasked with providing all “positive rights” rumbles on, even as progressive politics unleashes more “community organizers” while erecting a giant political machine to meet those same...
  • CNN Commentator: ISIS Killed Journalist Due to Fear of Obama

    08/20/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | 8-20-2014
    CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona argued that the murder of American journalist James Wright Foley was due to the success of President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy.
  • Job Announcements Don't Equal Job Creation

    08/20/2014 11:31:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/18/2014 | James Hohman
    The campaign season has been filled with claims from candidates that they will create jobs. A common strategy is to target a business or an industry for special state support and to claim credit whenever jobs are added by companies receiving support. A quick look at the job creation and loss figures for the economy as a whole shows that this approach is not a workable one. There is a surprising amount of job creation and loss in the economy. Michigan added 214,000 jobs and lost 194,000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor...
  • What the left believes about the Michael Brown shooting

    08/20/2014 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-19-14 | DrJohn
    The Michael Brown shooting was tragic and it was avoidable. The violence that has occurred in Ferguson MO subsequent to the shooting is just ridiculous. Bordering on the insane is the outrage from the left. The eruption of idiocy from the twin volcanos known as the Rev. Tawana Sharpton and Crystal Mangum Jackson was entirely predictable but it is unfortunate to see the mother of Trayvon Martin make threatening and stupid statements: While we fight injustice, we will also hold ourselves to an appropriate level of intelligent advocacy. If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us....
  • BOOM: Kurds Send All-Female Soldiers To Fight ISIS, The Reason Why is Hilarious

    08/20/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    Clash Daily with Doug Giles ^ | 8/20/14 | Clash Daily???
    Kurdish women are bad-ass. You’ll never guess why they’re the ones on the frontline’s against ISIS. Check this out… The Kurds have adopted a rather unique strategy for not only eliminating their targets, but also humiliating them along the way. According to WZ, Kurds are deploying whole units comprised of female fighters to the front line, which has boosted their recruitment numbers, and given them a psychological edge over ISIS. One female fighter explained why the Kurds have decided to put women in the thick of the battle, and it’s sure to make radical Islamists go crazy. “The jihadists don’t...
  • The right has Rush Limbaugh, the left has....

    08/20/2014 11:00:33 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    8-20-2014
    The right has Rush Limbaugh...The left has Lush Lehmberg...
  • White House’s pathetic reaction to journalist beheading: “we are appalled”

    08/20/2014 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Appalled? That’s it? They should be appalled, because the Islamic State is Obama’s baby. It exists because he abandoned Iraq. James Foley is dead today because of Obama’s disastrous pro-jihad foreign policy.
  • REPORT: Key witness Dorian Johnson now admits that Michael Brown ATTACKED Officer Wilson

    08/20/2014 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 86 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Aug 20, 2014
    A local radio station in St. Louis reported on their Facebook page last night that Michael Brown’s partner in crime, Dorian Johnson, has now admitted to police that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and tried to take his gun:
  • ‘US doomed to relive Ferguson if government does not change tactics’ (Russian agitprop)

    08/20/2014 10:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    RT - TV-Novosti ^ | August 20, 2014
    We have seen incidents like Ferguson almost every summer in the past umpteen years, and more paramilitary teams and tanks just deepen the divide, author and media analyst Daniel Schechter told RT. RT: Another black man was killed a couple of kilometers away from Ferguson, what is this going to do to the situation? Daniel Schechter: Of course it is going to make things more tense. The government is doing its best trying to chill this out, the Attorney General is headed to Ferguson and the White House has said that President Obama has just gone back from vacation and...
  • Van Jones on Ferguson: "This Is Transforming A Generation Of Young Black Activists"

    08/20/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-19-2014
    ANDERSON COOPER: ....You said there is a lot happening behind the scenes that people aren't seeing. VAN JONES: Yeah, absolutely. I think that this is a very sophisticated coalition that has formed behind the scenes. You see that this is the theatrics of it. Behind that, you've got young people who are very, very sophisticated. When they say, hands up, don't shoot, that's not just their slogan, that's the name of their coalition. (snip) JONES: What you're beginning to see now is a new generation of African-American leadership. Million Hoodies Movement, Organization For Black Struggle, Michael McBride is emerging as...
  • In my day, looting actually meant something

    08/20/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dandy Goat ^ | August 19, 2014 | Raymond Hinton
    I look at the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, and I just shake my head. Youngsters have no respect for the art of forming a mob, breaking into a business, loading your arms with as many goods as you can carry, then fleeing — all in the name of political dissatisfaction. In my day, looting actually meant something. When I was a young man growing up disaffected and angry in Los Angeles in the 1960s, I realized systemic racism was to blame for many of my community’s ills, and my friends and I would spend hours each night engaged in...
  • In Ferguson, professional agitators fan the flames as usual

    08/20/2014 10:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/20/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Radical communists, anarchists, even an ISIS flag waver; members of the far left from CA to NY are taking advantage of the death of Michael Brown to foment fury in Ferguson. A revolutionary named Gregory “Joey” Johnson is promoting and agitating local protestors as shown in a Missouri web post by writer Duane Lester. (1) Johnson is wearing a black tee shirt with white lettering: “The System Has No Future. Revolution Does.” He is chanting in childlike, sing song lyrics that say there will be no police brutality, no wars, no oppression when the Revolution comes. Using hatred of America,...
  • Good Riddance, Medieval Moron

    08/20/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The upper photo had recently -incorrectly- been portrayed around the internet as a 'child bride' being forced to marry an ISIS warrior in Iraq and/or sold as a slave, when in truth the girl was crying because she botched a poem the poor thing was called upon to recite at a (clearly frightening) ISIS 'youth rally'.... But unlike most stories involving these 7th-century cretins, this one has a happy ending: the MC above that was terrorizing the little girl got just the killin' he needed when he met up with Kurdish militia group 'YPG'. (exhibit B) . Alas, apparently they're...
  • Union Sends Out Misleading 'Consent Form' When Members Try To Leave

    08/20/2014 9:48:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/19/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Education Association is asking some members of its union who have inquired about opting out under the state's right-to-work law to initial a "Nonmember Informed Consent Form" which lists "benefits" they’d be giving up. Though misleading, the form is entirely optional and has nothing to do with the actual right-to-work process. An attorney compared the list to something people hear from telemarketers when trying to change phone services. The Association of American Educators, a professional organization for educators, called the MEA’s informed-consent form a scare tactic. “We’ve seen tactics like this in other states,” said Alexandra Freeze, spokeswoman...
  • Depression, Chemicals, And Drugs

    08/20/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/20/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The recent death of Robin Williams has put a spotlight on the matters of depression, how it’s treated, and the role of prescribed and illicit drugs. According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities.” Three primary types are identified: bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (clinical depression), and persistent depressive disorder. The Association details typical symptoms… Changes...
  • Seattle jihadi charged with two murders, suspect in third

    08/20/2014 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/20/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Only way down in this article do we learn that Brown is a jihadi, and no details are given. Here is the background: Ali Muhammad Brown was charged with executing two gay men in Seattle. Brown was previously prosecuted federally following an FBI probe into an Islamic group suspected of supporting jihadists overseas. This devout Muslim is also a registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, the same age as Aisha when Muhammad married her. He was previously prosecuted as part of a federal investigation into a sleeper cell thought by investigators to be linked to a terrorism...
  • Greenfield: What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. That same year the Marine Corps saw action against the Barbary Pirates and West Point opened, but even Noam...
  • The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula

    08/20/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 36 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 20, 1014 | Matthew Bracken
    The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula By Matthew Bracken August, 2014 Mohammed’s unchanging formula for conquest is time-proven; variations were also used in history by the invading Mongol hordes among others. Emissaries ride forward of their advancing armies, offering to spare the lives of the targeted population in return for their unconditional surrender and explicit submission to their new rulers. In the Islamic context this submission is exemplified by the fresh converts repeating the Shahada prayer before Muslim witnesses. There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. The Shahada prayer is the first of the Five Pillars of...
  • Why Do Black Leaders Have Preconceived Notions of Guilt When the Races Exchange Roles?

    08/20/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Holder: "Extraordinary circumstances" surrounding Brown's shooting dictated that the feds conduct their own probe If at first you don’t succeed, try - oops; not that one, but it’s very close. The one I’m thinking of when I heard that the cavalry, in the form of two black leaders, not Black Panthers, although that group are certainly present at this roasting; but these warriors heard that a young black boy got shot by a white policeman during the riots in Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and they’re here to make sure some white cop gets not necessarily fair but equal...
  • What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS is an expression of the murderous hate within Islam. We are not only at war with an acronym, but with the dark hatred in the hearts of men, some of whom are in Iraq, Pakistan, and some of whom live next door Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson....
  • Radical Islamist Terrorism emboldened by anti-American Barack Obama

    08/20/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    How long before the terrorists flowing in to the United States unhampered across its southern border get to crow over beheadings conducted right on American soil? The “British accent” of the Islamic State beast who brutally beheaded American photojournalist James Wright Foley serves as the defining moment in the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism. That defining moment underlines in blood how Western leaders who allow the flow of terrorists across their borders have relinquished the safety of their own citizens for convenience, cowardice and political expediency. Western leaders like President Barack Hussein Obama and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron do...
  • The End of Pax Romana: Can I Get a Big Portabella with that?

    08/20/2014 5:49:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-20-2014 | MOTUS
    Before I continue, I would just like to point out an important and widely recognized (unless you are a “Truther”) historical note: It was Bin Laden and his band of merry Islamic Fascists who started the “War on Terror” not George W. Bush.The IFs have been fighting non-Muslims since the eleventh century and show no signs of abating of their own volition. The barbaric genocides, ethno-religious cleansings, wholesale massacres and gruesome video execution of journalists may not be sufficient to get Big Guy to go all-in, butt it does seem to be sufficient to end the Pax Romana. While Pope...
  • Gov. Nixon Calls For ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ Of Darren Wilson

    08/20/2014 5:08:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 114 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-20-2014 | Chuck Ross
    Not content with a regular prosecution or a vigorous investigation, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he hopes that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson will receive a “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. “A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,” Nixon said in a five minute video address posted to his website Tuesday. “The democratically elected St. Louis county prosecutor and the attorney general of the United States each have a job to do,” said Nixon, a Democrat. “Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out...
  • Ferguson protesters say Obama needs to take charge - needs to come to his community “ASAP.”

    08/20/2014 5:00:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Protestors clashing with police over the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager say President Obama needs to do more to solve the racially charged conflict. Obama has already dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate why Michael Brown died at the hands of a police officer who shot him six times. Obama also addressed the issue in careful language on Monday. This has not satisfied protesters who see the shooting as symptomatic of a broader culture of intimidation and civil rights violations by law enforcement. They want the president to make a personal visit to give...
  • Who is Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed?

    08/20/2014 4:06:12 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Aug 20, 2014 | Ray76
    Michael Brown was shot Saturday, Aug 9. The following day Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said she would petition the DOJ for a formal investigation of the shooting.[1] Looks like she got her way. Now Nasheed has launched a petition to remove St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch from the case.[2] Who is Jamilah Nasheed? [1] http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/18-year-old-shot-dead-missouri-witnesses-article-1.1898333 [2] http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/us/ferguson-prosecutor-mcculloch/index.html
  • Hump-Day Humor

    08/20/2014 3:20:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Ronnie to the Rescue!!! More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Orange mom claims daughter was victim of 'knockout game' (Texas)

    08/20/2014 1:01:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | August 19, 2014 | Michelle Heath
    Jackie Dueitt's daughter is afraid to brush her hair. The 10-year-old girl is scared she will accidentally hit the knot on the back of her head. The Orange youngster was hurt on Friday outside a Beaumont store when a teen on a bicycle allegedly rode by her, let out a string of profanities and struck her on the head. Dueitt believes her daughter is the victim of the "knockout game," a violent assault in which the objective is to knock someone out with a single punch. "I think they were trying to [knock her out]," Dueitt said. The "knockout game"...
  • Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum

    08/20/2014 12:35:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History....
  • Atlanta Occupy Lawyers To Observe Protests in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 11:45:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Report ^ | August 19, 2014 | Kathleen Baydala Joyner
    Four Georgia lawyers who have represented protesters affiliated with Atlanta's Occupy movements were headed to Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday as volunteer legal observers. Mawuli Davis of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, who describes himself as an activist attorney, organized the trip. He was joined by Jessica Robinson, Ecleynne Mercy and Shawn McCullers, as well as a legal assistant. Davis said the group was responding to a call from the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the National Lawyers Guild seeking attorneys from around the country to observe protests in Ferguson and report constitutional rights violations by law enforcement. "We will photograph,...
  • "I Said I'll End the War in Iraq... and I Ended It!"

    08/19/2014 10:01:19 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    The 'Islamic State' is also holding a second American journalist, who's fate 'depends on US actions in Iraq'. Obama is just doing super in destroying US morale top-to-bottom (who couldn't see this coming?), and now I guess we get another negotiation where Obama empties Gitmo for one hack who probably shouldn't have even been there in the first place. Appalling forced statement by freshly beheaded  U.S. journalist James Foley -here-
  • To Sir With Mud: "Show Me" A Schmuck

    08/19/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 1 replies
    Self | 8/19/14 | Me
    Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced the world is watching history unfold and that the “Show Me” state must lead the way with a “vigorous prosecution”. So in other words, nothing but a murder conviction will suffice. How commendable! All this from the same man who admonished the police department for releasing a videotape of Mike Brown robbing a convenience store because it supposedly tainted any hope of justice? Hmm, I’m not sure how the truth impedes justice – except to show Mr. Brown was indeed the same criminal who “vigorously” assaulted Officer Wilson just moments later – but it’s...
  • Israel assassinates Hamas rocket division head? Or was it Mohammed Deif?

    08/19/2014 4:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/19/14 | Carl in Jerusaelm
    Smartguy @Gr8_guy Follow The top Hamas commander that was assassinated by the IDF this evening is Mohammed Yassin Dalou (Dalu?) Head of the Hamas Rocket division 2:16 PM - 19 Aug 2014 IMRA @IMRA_UPDATES Follow Speculation on Israel Radio that Mohammed Deif was killed and this explains the massive missile attack 2:15 PM - 19 Aug 2014   Alon Ben-David @alonbd Follow לפני הירי: נסיון חיסול של בכיר חמאס בשייח רדואן. בישראל מסרבים לאשר האם מדובר Translation: Before the firing: An assassination attempt on a senior Hamas member in Sheikh Radwan. In Israel they will not confirm whether it's...
  • Eric Holder's Scandals: A Pictorial

    08/19/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Google Plus ^ | August 19, 2014 | https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/darrin%20walker
  • Man Bites Dog, Ferguson Riots &amp; Privileged White Kids Who Can't Get Jobs...

    08/19/2014 4:25:14 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-19-14 | Vince
    I’ve been told by a black friend that I, as a white person, can’t know the fear that permeates the mind of a black man when they are stopped by a cop, knowing that they can be harassed, arrested or killed simply for the crime of being black. That’s true. I can’t. The truth is, it does happen that innocent black men are sometimes harassed, arrested and even killed by white cops. According to USA today, there were an average of 96 instances of white cops killing black men per year between 2005 & 2012. Author Jim Fisher states that...
  • FL: Couple wins Gunfight with Intruder

    08/19/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The  intruder broke in the back door, which had a deadbolt lock.  He then chased the wife, and started fighting with the husband, who was still in bed when he heard the wife's cries for help.   The intruder, Marquise Trevel  Yates, had a gun, but initially used it as a bludgeon.  It is unclear exactly how many guns were involved, or who fired how often.  From news4jax.com: According to the police report, Coker retrieved his personal firearm and exchanged gunfire with Yates. Coker's wife, Pam, also fired her personal handgun at Yates, who died at the scene. Later, this...
  • Meet the Very White, Pro-Police Supporters of Darren Wilson, Online and in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 19, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has not yet been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and may never be. But just in case, there's already more than $30,800 raised in his name, "for any financial needs [Wilson and his family] may have including legal fees." In one day, the GoFundMe page "Support Officer Darren Wilson" has received more than 800 donations, well on its way to a fund-raising goal of $100,000. "He did his job correctly!" wrote Peter Ilica, who gave $100. "He needs the money now!" The page has become a virtual gathering space for those...
  • Islamic State Supporters Encourage Rioters In Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Islamic State supporters have taken to social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam, the Daily Mail reports. “We have been fighting the oppressive, racist, US government FOR YOU for decades, yet you still call us terrorists! #Ferguson #ISISHERO,” tweeted @AmreekiWitness late Monday, whose account is “dedicated to raising awareness about the upcoming conquest of the Americas, and the benefits it has upon the American people.” Monday night’s riots were accompanied by a glut of pro-IS tweets decrying American injustice and calling on the black population to rise up and join them. “You were never free &...
  • Puff Daddy Tells Obama to Get on a Plane to Ferguson: ‘This [expletive] Ain’t Right’

    08/19/2014 2:43:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    radio.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Marissa G. Muller
    A handful of artists have expressed their outrage over Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in song and on social media — G-Unit, J. Cole, and Jeezy, John Legend and Frank Ocean, to name a few — since the tragic news first broke. Now, Puff Daddy is joining them. Last night, while watching the rising tensions between Ferguson, Mo., police and protestors, the rapper voiced his anger over the situation on Instagram — and called the president to action. “This [expletive] ain’t right,” he said. “Obama, get on a plane — it’s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Ten...
  • The Hangman

    08/19/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Maurice Ogden
    Into our town the Hangman came. Smelling of gold and blood and flame and he paced our bricks with a diffident air and built his frame on the courthouse square The scaffold stood by the courthouse side, Only as wide as the door was wide; A frame as tall, or little more, Than the capping sill of the courthouse door And we wondered, whenever we had the time. Who the criminal, what the crime That the Hangman judged with the yellow twist of knotted hemp in his busy fist. And innocent though we were, with dread, We passed those eyes...
  • WATCH: Washington Redskins take field with hands up in support of Michael Brown, Ferguson protesters

    08/19/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Philip Caulfield
    The Redskins' defensive backs took the field against the Cleveland Browns with their hands raised — a nod to the 'Hands up, don't shoot' pose that has become a symbol of solidarity among protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Washington Redskins players showed support for slain Missouri teen Michael Brown on Monday night by running on to the field with their hands up during the team's introductions. Safety Brandon Meriweather led the team's defensive backs through a tunnel and onto FedEx Field with their hands raised, a nod to the "Hands up, don't shoot" pose that has become a rallying cry for...
  • County Refuses to Pay Medical Bills After SWAT Team Drops Flashbang on Baby in Botched Raid

    08/19/2014 1:58:43 PM PDT · by ControversialTimes · 21 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | AUGUST 19, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    A GA county is refusing to pay for medical treatment for a baby who was badly injured during a botched SWAT raid on a home. On May 28th, a SWAT team executed a raid on a home where a confidential informant (a criminal who trades information for a reduced sentence) told them he bought drugs. The CI said there were no children in the home.
  • Michael Brown Case Exposes The Divided State of America

    08/19/2014 1:40:03 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 20 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    For the past week, we have all watched the events of Ferguson, Missouri unfold with a mixture of anger, frustration, perverse fascination and above all sadness. Regardless of how one feels about the case and the events that led to the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, we are all left with the sobering reality that America is a house divided against itself. It's a division we have all felt for some time, but in the grand modern American tradition of denial, justification and enabling, we chose to push it toward the back of our collective psyche, hoping...
  • Islamic slaughter and displacement of "non-believers" continues

    08/19/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    But the "free world" continues to focus on Israel's "genocide" against "Palestinians" rather than on the Islamist terror groups aligned against her. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EdkH4blIA]Video linkIf the Obama Nation is serious about combating the Islamic State (IS), perhaps it should embed intelligence types with the Vice News teams to get better information on where its forces are located and what they are doing. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvOC50m4EI] Video linkDoes Obama's American really want to prevent the IS' creation of an Islamic caliphate? How about other Islamic terror organizations? Hamas? As observed in an article titled Christians and Yazidis in Iraq – and a World’s Indifference, For the United Nation’s (UN)...
  • Under What Conditions Can The Army Engage American Citizens: The Army's "Civil Disturbances" Primer

    08/19/2014 1:18:51 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/19/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With events in Ferguson deteriorating from day to day, despite the arrival of the Missouri National Guard, some have asked what further escalation steps are possible. As a reminder, the reason Missouri governor Jay Nixon resorted to the aid of the National Guard is due to the limitations imposed by the Posse Comitatus Act which, broadly, seeks to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel, i.e., the Armed Forces of the United States, to enforce state laws. The Act does not apply to the National Guard, nor to the US Coast Guard, although the former will...
  • Regulatory Regime Tries to Put the Brakes on Competition

    08/19/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/15/2014 | Michael Reitz
    Have you ever given a friend, co-worker or babysitter a ride in your car? You could be a criminal. Car service apps such as Uber and Lyft allow a user to request a car, pay the driver and provide feedback about the ride — all using one’s smartphone. Drivers for these car services commonly use their own vehicles and users can specify their preferred vehicle type. Ride-sharing apps have exploded in popularity in recent years. Uber, for example, now operates in 70 cities since its 2009 launch. Whether it’s the novelty of hailing a ride via smartphone, or the responsive...
  • The very familiar story of P.O. Darren Wilson stirs memories of NYCPD Sgt Ed Johnson

    08/19/2014 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has likely never heard of Edward L. Johnson, a New York City Police Sergeant who was killed by an alcoholic psycho on a cold January day more than 54 years ago. But those who passed through the NYCPD Academy during the 1960s remember the story of how Sergeant Johnson died because it was part of the Firearms Training curriculum. As the story goes, Sgt Johnson and his driver were called to a Bowery soup kitchen to back up a team of officers who were attempting to arrest a drunken, psychotic client who was using a...