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  • 2nd Day of Protests in SoCal Follow Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    11/25/2014 6:38:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 11/25/14 | John A. Moreno, Eric Spillman, Christina Pascucci and Melissa Pamer,
    Protesters returned to the streets of Los Angeles Tuesday, a day after three people were arrested in connection with protests held in reaction to a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who killed an unarmed teen. Protests were planned for the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the campuses of USC and UCLA, and Leimert Park in South L.A. About 4 p.m., hundreds could be seen walking with signs through South L.A. Protesters shut down multiple intersections along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, before gathering in front of LAPD’s Southwest Division.
  • Trumka on Ferguson: We Cannot Deny the Perception That the System Is Not Yet Color Blind

    11/25/2014 6:37:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/24/2014 | Kenneth Quinnell
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in reaction to the grand jury decision in the shooting case of Michael Brown:The reactions to today’s grand jury decision in the case of the shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown reflect a deeper feeling that our justice system is biased against communities of color. While we can all agree that justice must take its course, we cannot deny or marginalize the perception that the system itself is not yet color blind. As a labor movement, we have begun working with local community organizations to address issues of racial and economic inequality...
  • Obamacare offers U.S. firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers

    11/25/2014 6:35:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/25/14 | Stephen Dinan
    Under the president's new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare. President Obama's temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare's health exchanges. Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won't have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born...
  • Protesters Block Lincoln Tunnel, Shut Down FDR Drive Following Ferguson Decision

    11/25/2014 6:12:47 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | No Attribution
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Protesters angry about the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri first shut down an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel during the evening rush Tuesday, then shut down both sides of the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive. The FDR was shut down in both directions at East 6th Street as of shortly before 9 p.m. the protesters marched, police said. Protesters tried to go over the Williamsburg Bridge, but police would not allow them to do so, according to witnesses. Some shoving between protesters and police was also observed. Protesters did later begin walking over the...
  • See The Chilling Ferguson Protest Photos From New York, L.A. And Beyond

    11/25/2014 6:12:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    MTV ^ | 11/25/2014 | by Adam Fleischer
    Across the country on Monday night, people took to the streets to protest the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown. From Ferguson, Missouri, where Brown lived, to major cities like New York and Los Angeles, to places in between, the outrage over the decision was palpable. People of all ages and races hit the streets, some with signs, others holding their hands up in what’s become an oft-used way of honoring the late 18-year-old, and others lying on the pavement, outlined by chalk. While the reactions in Ferguson became at...
  • Obama on Ferguson: 'I Don't Have Any Sympathy' for Protesters Burning Buildings

    11/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    With Ferguson, Missouri, bracing for a second night of violence and vandalism in the wake of the grand jury decision, President Obama warned protesters that “nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts.” “I’ve never seen a civil rights law or a health care bill or an immigration bill result because a car got burned,” Obama said at an afternoon event in Chicago today originally scheduled to promote his recent immigration action. "It happened because people vote. It happened because people mobilized. It happened because people organized.” he president, who was briefed earlier today on the situation in...
  • Abbas' book reveals: The 'Nazi-Zionist plot' of the Holocaust

    11/25/2014 5:33:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/25/14 | Ronen Bergman
    "The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance." "Zionism adopted the Nazi selection principle, when it went to save Jews from the slaughter. It made itself the ultimate arbiter regarding Jewish life, deciding who deserves to...
  • Report Reveals US Schools Whitewashing Hamas, PA

    11/25/2014 5:30:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 11/25/14 | Ari Yashar
    Parents groups are up in arms after a recent report found public schools in Newton, Massachusetts presented whitewashed versions of Hamas and Palestinian Authority (PA) charters, as well as other materials posing the destruction of Israel as acceptable. The findings were made through an investigation of classroom materials by the independent watchdog group Verity Educate, which discovered "repeated instances of bias against Israel, bias against the US and its actions in the Middle East, and bias that sanitizes the ideology and actions of terrorists." Parents for Excellence in Newton Schools (PENS), which took part in the research, on Sunday released...
  • White Police Chief Loses It and Tells the Blunt TRUTH About Black Crime

    11/25/2014 5:24:51 PM PST · by tx_eggman · 32 replies
    Recently, the chief of Milwaukee’s law enforcement agency came under attack by black activists.The activists accused Flynn of not taking a recent officer-involved shooting seriously. That shooting ended with a black man named Donte Hamilton dead. The officer was defending himself from a potentially deadly attack by the deranged Hamilton, who had taken a police baton and violently assaulted the responding officer ... They also singled out Chief Flynn as being uncaring and mocked him for being on his cell phone during part of the meeting.
  • Did pressure on Gitmo releases doom Hagel?

    11/25/2014 5:11:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that Barack Obama wants to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, although his zeal for the project has often been questioned. Obama’s first action as President consisted of a directive to close the prison, but almost six years later, it’s still in operation — and relatively popular, at least in contrast with the alternatives. Obama has embarked on a strategy to close Gitmo through default by emptying it of its detainees, but there has been one impediment to that strategy. Congress requires the Secretary of Defense to attest that any released detainees pose no threat...
  • Michael Brown's stepfather at rally: 'Burn this bitch down!'

    11/25/2014 5:05:44 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    (CNN) -- Michael Brown's stepfather consoled the dead teen's distraught mother after Monday's controversial grand jury announcement and then turned to the crowd of demonstrators, saying, "Burn this motherf---er down" and "Burn this bitch down," according to a New York Times video. The comments by Brown's stepfather, Louis Head, came shortly before an eruption of rage by some protesters over the decision not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Michčle Flournoy Takes Herself Out of Running for Top Pentagon Job

    11/25/2014 4:54:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/25/2014 | BY JOHN HUDSON , YOCHI DREAZEN
    Michčle Flournoy, widely seen as the front-runner to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, abruptly took herself out of the running for the job Tuesday, complicating what will be one of the most important personnel decisions of President Barack Obama's second term. Flournoy, the co-founder and CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a think tank that has served as a farm league for future Obama administration officials, would have been the first female secretary of defense had she risen to the position. The news of her decision to withdraw was first reported by...
  • Hillary Clinton hosting New York fundraiser for Mary Landrieu

    11/25/2014 4:53:11 PM PST · by abb · 26 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hosting a New York City fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Monday. snip Clinton, who campaigned at a New Orleans rally for Landrieu before just before the Nov. 4 primary, is hosting the Landrieu fundraiser at the home of long-time Clinton supporters Sarah and Victory Kovner. Tickets range from $1,000 to $12,600, with proceeds going to Landrieu's Senate campaign, the Louisiana Democratic Party and Landrieu's political action committee. Clinton, the former First Lady and New York senator, is the current frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. snip
  • Ted Nugent Shares The Lessons He Thinks America Should Learn From The Ferguson Riots

    11/25/2014 4:50:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    *graphic language* As the community of Ferguson, Mo., devolves into a den of violence and destruction following Monday night’s announcement that charges will not be filed against police officer Darren Wilson, rock legend and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent shared his thoughts on the matter in a Facebook post. Violence and rioting spiked Monday evening, fueled by protesters upset about the death of robbery suspect Mike Brown this summer. Such a vicious response, Nugent contended, is far from appropriate considering the ostensible motivation of the demonstrations. In order to prevent similar scenarios from playing out elsewhere in the nation, he offered...
  • Hagel was Fired for Blocking Obama’s Plan to Close Gitmo

    11/25/2014 4:46:45 PM PST · by kindred · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine. ^ | 11-24-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least that’s what the latest White House leaks seem to be saying. They also credit Susan Rice, an official who shouldn’t even have a job, with engineering his firing. In the view of White House officials, Mr. Hagel has helped to thwart Mr. Obama’s pledge to close Guantánamo with his concerns about the security risks posed by the release of detainees. He recently pulled back from plans to repatriate four Afghans who had been approved for transfer, a decision that annoyed Ms. Rice, officials said. White House officials also expressed annoyance over a sharply critical two-page memo that Mr....
  • Eric Holder Sides With Alleged Cop Killers, Again

    11/25/2014 4:35:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this year when President Obama nominated cop killer advocate Debo Adegbile to head up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder applauded the move. Because of Adegbile's voluntary work on behalf of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal, who brutally murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood back in 1981 ---snip--- Now, Holder has sided with a new set of alleged cop killers in Virginia by taking the death penalty out of consideration for four gang members who kidnapped and murdered Police Officer Kevin Quick.
  • Pope Francis urges Europe to reject ‘throwaway culture’ (tells EU Parliament, "No to Abortion")

    11/25/2014 4:31:27 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    St. Louis Tribune ^ | Nov 25 2014 | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA
    Strasbourg, France • Pope Francis on Tuesday urged European leaders to reject a "throwaway culture" that treats people like "cogs in a machine" too easily discarded through abortion and euthanasia. Francis made the comments Tuesday to the European Parliament during a brief visit meant to highlight his vision for Europe a quarter-century after St. John Paul II travelled to Strasbourg to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain. In a highly critical address amid tight security, Francis blamed "selfish lifestyles" and "uncontrolled consumerism" for promoting alienation and indifference to the poor during a time of economic crisis....
  • **Media Shock**: New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Address Info

    11/25/2014 4:28:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | John Nolte
    UPDATE: The New York Times has posted a correction to the story: "An earlier version of this post included a photograph that contained information that should not have been made public. The image has been removed." However, the "information that should not have been made public," in the Times' view, is not the name of the street where Officer Wilson's home is located. The story still contains that information. The Times has merely removed the photo of Wilson's marriage license from the article. Breitbart News will not link the story or give out the specific information, but the New York...
  • Obama says Ferguson looters and lawbreakers should be prosecuted

    11/25/2014 4:21:14 PM PST · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/25/14 | b wolfgang
    After his appeals largely were disregarded Monday night, President Obama on Tuesday again pleaded for calm and restraint in Ferguson, Mo., and across the country — but this time he also had a warning for those who have resorted to violence, saying looters and anyone else who breaks the law should be prosecuted. “There are productive ways of responding and expressing those frustrations and there are destructive ways of responding. Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it,” the president said during a speech in Chicago. “Those are criminal...
  • Students rally on Low Plaza following Ferguson grand jury announcement

    11/25/2014 4:06:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 11-25-14 | By Catie Edmondson and Nanxi You
    Around 200 students gathered on the Sundial on Monday night following the announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that a grand jury decided police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. The gathering was one of many that erupted across New York City on Monday night, though it was smaller and quieter than the ones that eventually occupied the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Robert F. Kennedy bridges. “We’re here in solidarity with Ferguson. We’re here in memory of Michael Brown—in solidarity with Marissa Alexander. We’re here in memory of Tamar Rice,” Asha Rosa, CC ’16 and a...
  • Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site

    11/25/2014 3:50:39 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | November 26, 2014, 12:03 am TWN | Kelvin Chan
    Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site By Kelvin Chan November 26, 2014, 12:03 am TWN HONG KONG -- Hong Kong authorities began clearing a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district Tuesday, risking confrontation with demonstrators in the neighborhood, a flashpoint for previous violent clashes with police and angry mobs. A total of 80 people were arrested, police said. Twenty-three were detained for contempt of court after police warned them not to interfere with workers and bailiffs enforcing a court order to remove obstructions from part of the protest area, one of three sites in the city...
  • SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 boot December 9th on a floating platform and then reuse it

    11/25/2014 3:44:13 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Octiber 27, 2014 | Next Big Future
    Elon Musk spoke at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's 2014 Centennial celebration. The October 22-24 Centennial Symposium featuring some of the most illustrious names in aerospace reflecting on past achievement, celebrating today’s innovative research and education, and offering their perspectives on what lies ahead. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said his company will make a first attempt to land the booster stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform during the upcoming ISS resupply mission. If the attempt is successful, the company plans to refurbish and reuse the booster stage, making spaceflight history and paving the way for...
  • Remarks by the President on the Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

    11/25/2014 3:41:53 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 24, 2014 Remarks by the President on the Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel State Dining Room 11:10 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: About a year ago, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was visiting our troops in the Republic of Korea thanking them for their service and answering their questions, and they asked about the usual topics, about our national security, the future of our military. And then one soldier, a sergeant from Ohio asked him, what was the most pertinent question of the day, which was what...
  • Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

    11/25/2014 3:35:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11-25-2014 | Staff
    A vehicle reportedly plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager. A solidarity rally and march for Michael Brown, who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was planned Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct building at E. Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue. A Star Tribune reporter who is at the rally says that witnesses say the vehicle started honking at protesters blocking the intersection before running down...
  • St. Paul superintendent apologizes for Ferguson tweet

    11/25/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 45 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-25-14 | josh verges
    The St. Paul Public Schools superintendent apologized Tuesday for a Twitter comment on the Ferguson, Mo. shooting that sparked a flurry of reaction, most of it negative. Authorities announced Monday that a grand jury decided against indicting white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. Soon after the announcement, Superintendent Valeria Silva tweeted, "No indictment for officer Wilson! Very sad day in America. How do I explain this to my black students?" Silva later deleted the tweet and clarified her intent. But her remark offended many, including some who agreed with the grand...
  • Russian Official: Ferguson Highlights ‘Serious Challenges to American Society and its Stability’

    11/25/2014 3:09:24 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    MOSCOW (CBS St. Louis/AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official as images of violent protests in Ferguson topped newscasts around the world. The protests came after a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the...
  • How many K-12 students are illegal immigrants?

    11/25/2014 3:05:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | By Valerie Strauss
    According to the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, 6.9 percent of K-12 students had parents of illegal immigrants in 2012, while far less — 1.4 percent — of all students were illegal immigrants themselves. Nevada had the biggest percentage of students with parents who were illegal immigrants, followed by California, at 13.2 percent; Texas, at 13.1 percent; and Arizona, at 11 percent. The figures come from a new report that says there were an estimated 11.2 million illegal immigrants in the United States in 2012 (the latest year for which there is data), the same as in 2009. (The...
  • PRO RACE-BAITERS GET POUNDED WITH ROCKS: CNN And MSNBC Reporters Get Gased,

    11/25/2014 2:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/25/14
    ... Shot At And Pelted With Rocks It sucks to be caught up in a mess your news station is partly responsible for, huh? News anchors found themselves uncomfortably close to the action during live broadcasts of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri last night, as a CNN reporter was filmed being struck on the head with a rock, two of her colleagues choked on tear gas, and an MSNBC anchor was forced off air by gunfire. While reporting on the angry crowds outside a burning car dealership on Florrissant Avenue, CNN’s Sara Sidner managed to keep composed despite being struck by...
  • WATCH LIVE: Protesters take over the city of Cleveland

    11/25/2014 2:55:01 PM PST · by chrisser · 43 replies
    www.19actionnews.com ^ | Today | Dawn Kendrick
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - On Tuesday around 3 p.m., protesters filled Public Square in response to the recent killing of 12-year-old Cleveland boy Tamir Rice and the lack of an indictment in Ferguson, MO. The growing crowd then walked onto the shoreway, blocking traffic between West 3rd and East 9th Streets. The group is chanting "Hands up! Don't shoot!" They also chanted "No justice! No peace!" and "Whose streets? Our streets!"Chief of Police Calvin Williams is on the scene with multiple units responding. "People need to remain calm and be peaceful," said Williams. Protesters have a united front, encouraging others...
  • China: We Will Continue Building An Island In Disputed South China Sea Waters

    11/25/2014 2:49:05 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 11-25-2013 | Sui-Lee Wee
    Sui-Lee Wee, Reuters November 24, 2014 China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip. China lays claim to almost all of the entire South China Sea, believed to be rich with minerals and oil-and-gas deposits and one of Asia's biggest possible flashpoints. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims. The comments by China's foreign ministry signal that Beijing would firmly reject proposals by any country to freeze...
  • Missouri Lt. Gov. Rips Gov. Nixon Over Lack of National Guard Presence in Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:40:13 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2014, 8:20 AM PDT | Bob Price
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) came under political fire from his Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) for failing to deploy the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson before rioting got out of control. Kinder appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning with Martha MacCallum and expressed strong criticism about the Governor’s lack of action and lack of communication. “You know what the difference is between an executive and a Senator or Member of Congress?” Kinder asked MacCallum. He then answered his own question stating, “You actually have to do something.” Thus began a very angry commentary by the Missouri Lt. Governor against...
  • Flournoy drops out of running for Pentagon job

    11/25/2014 2:25:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Michčle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official who was viewed as a front-runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of contention for the Cabinet post. Flournoy on Tuesday sent a letter to the board of directors for the Center for a New American Security saying she plans to remain in her position as the think tank’s chief executive officer,Foreign Policy reported. Flournoy had previously served as undersecretary of Defense for policy from 2009 to 2012, working under both Robert Gates and Leon Panetta. She was viewed as a possible replacement for Panetta when he announced his...
  • Darren Wilson Tells ABC News He Wouldn’t Have Done Anything Differently

    11/25/2014 2:19:51 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 25, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    George Stephanopoulos cut into ABC programming this afternoon to share details of his interview with Officer Darren Wilson about the Ferguson grand jury decision and his confrontation with Michael Brown.
  • Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power Plant Emissions

    11/25/2014 2:03:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | Brent Kendall
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants, saying it would decide whether the government should have considered how much the rules would cost utilities. The court’s action extends a saga that dates back more than two decades. Congress first required the Environmental Protection Agency to issue regulations in 1990, but the agency’s efforts had been stalled for years because of several factors, including lengthy court battles. The EPA rules, adopted in 2012, require coal and oil-fired power plants to cut...
  • The Clock is Ticking in Switzerland

    11/25/2014 2:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/25/2014 | Peter Schiff
    For most of my career in international investing, I had always placed a great deal of faith in Switzerland's financial markets. In recent years, however, as the Swiss government has sought to hitch its wagon to the flailing euro currency and kowtow increasingly to U.S.-based financial requirements, this faith has been shaken. But this week (November 30th) a referendum in Switzerland on whether its central bank will be required to hold at least 20% of its reserves in gold, will offer ordinary Swiss citizens a rare opportunity to reclaim their country's strong economic heritage. It's a vote that few outside...
  • Under Obama’s action, many of those protected from deportation will also be eligible for benefits

    11/25/2014 1:46:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2014 | Karen Tumulty
    Under President Obama's new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official confirmed. In his speech on Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken system. "We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or [legal] residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay...
  • Ferguson looting: My bakery's window is busted

    Natalie Dubose has no choice but to carry on, one day after rioters smashed the windows of her Ferguson bakery. "I'm baking today," Dubose told CNNMoney, as the sound of broken glass being swept up can be heard over the phone. "We have orders to go out for Thanksgiving. I can't tell the people -- I won't tell the people -- that I'm canceling." Like many other small businesses, her bakery Natalie's Cakes and More was vandalized Monday night in the wake of the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with killing Michael Brown. The shop's main...
  • Exclusive: George Stephanopoulos Interviews Police Officer Darren Wilson

    11/25/2014 1:44:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 25, 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, police officer Darren Wilson breaks his silence about the shooting of Michael Brown. Wilson told ABC News that he did not execute Brown on August 9 but was in fear for his life and was just doing his job. Wilson told ABC News that Brown reached into his car and grabbed his gun. He described how Brown charged toward him and he felt that he had to shoot Michael Brown. Tune into World News Tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST to see Wilson's first public remarks about the fatal shooting.
  • NBC Legal Analyst: Ambiguous Words Like "Charging" Are Racist

    11/25/2014 1:43:21 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 102 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 25, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    LISA BLOOM, NBC LEGAL ANALYST: Now, this issue about charging, which I find to be a racially-tinged offensive word in and of itself, but I would have asked him, what exactly does that mean? Because at one point he says Mike Brown took a step forward. Another time he says, he took a hop, as he was about to run and then he began running. So running is inconsistent with one step forward. So which is it, Mr. Wilson? I mean, you really have to get to the bottom of it. You can't let an ambiguous word like 'charged' get...
  • Brown family lawyer: Why did prosecutor change rules for Wilson & not try hard to get him indicted?

    11/25/2014 1:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, a lot of left-leaning lawyers on Twitter made this point last night during McCulloch’s press conference. Grand jury hearings typically don’t involve testimony from the defendant; the D.A. runs the whole show in deciding who’ll testify, which evidence to let the grand jury see, and which charges to seek. That’s where the old saying that you can get a GJ to indict a ham sandwich comes from — because only the prosecution speaks, it’s exceedingly easy for the state to convince the grand jurors that a crime was committed. Instead McCulloch conducted the hearing seemingly impartially, as...
  • ARMED GUARDS WITH AR-15s Save North St. Louis Strip Mall From Looters

    11/25/2014 1:41:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The “security team” was back out standing guard at the plaza last night. About 20 men with handguns stood guard at the Greystone Plaza last night. The St.Louis Post-Dispatch reported: Along West Florissant just north of 270, in Greystone Plaza, about 20 men with handguns and AR-15 rifles stood around the perimeter of the parking lot, guarding the dozen or so stores. They estimated that 100 cars had come by throughout the night, seemingly to check the place out, but turned away. Mike Cross, the owner of St. Louis Ink at the plaza, said: “There’s nothing in this strip mall...
  • Holder on live tv now about Ferguson

    11/25/2014 1:38:14 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 43 replies
    fox news live
    Holder talking about what DOJ will do about Ferguson.
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Democrats must embrace big government’ to win in 2016

    11/25/2014 1:37:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had some good news for Republicans on Tuesday. Speaking at the National Press Club, the Empire State senator issued a veiled criticism of Hillary Clinton when he insisted that Democrats can only win the White House again in 2016 if they make a convincing case for big government. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... “That same underlying expectation that government should help make life easier for the middle class is as strong as it’s ever been, setting the stage for a Democratic victory in 2016 if, and only if, we can convince people that government...
  • Giuliani slams 'racial arsonists,' calls Ferguson grand jury's decision 'correct'

    11/25/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/25 | Dylan Stableford
    "When the president was talking last night about training the police, of course, the police should be trained," Giuliani said. "He also should have spent 15 minutes on training the [black] community to stop killing each other. In numbers that are incredible — incredible — 93 percent of blacks are shot by other blacks. They are killing each other. And the racial arsonists, who enjoyed last night, this was their day of glory."
  • Giuliani Was Correct About Black-on-Black Crime

    11/25/2014 1:21:08 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/25 | Dominic Carter
    But I must return to my overall point that Giuliani is correct about the problem of black-on-black crime. I have to admit that my major eye-opening experience regarding this serious problem came only just recently. I sat down to do a TV interview with former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who was defending the NYPD's controversial crime-fighting tactic of "stop and frisk." That's when Kelly told me that over 90 percent of murder victims in New York City are African-American, and the person who pulled the trigger is almost always African-American. You may not like what Giuliani said...
  • Bad News Continues to Roll In for Obamacare Nightmare

    11/25/2014 12:21:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Whatever we do, let's not allow ourselves to be distracted from the continuing nightmare of Obamacare by the other nightmare of President Obama's latest abuse of power in furtherance of a terrible policy decision -- this time on immigration. I would be remiss if I didn't provide my periodic update on the Affordable Care Act, lest you grow complacent to its unspeakable egregiousness. So let's review some recent tidbits, shall we? First the good news. Customers who enrolled in the most popular Obamacare plans for 2015 shouldn't expect to see major hikes in their out-of-pocket health expenses compared with 2014,...
  • Ferguson officials: Where was the National Guard?

    11/25/2014 1:12:18 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 55 replies
    St Louie Post Dispatch ^ | November 25, 2014 | Christine Byers & David Hunn
    As ruins of about a dozen businesses here smoldered today, an "extremely frustrated" Mayor James Knowles III was asking what happened to onetime plans to shield vulnerable businesses with a protective line of Missouri National Guard members. "The National Guard was not deployed in enough time to save all our businesses," he said in a press conference just after 2 p.m., calling the delay "deeply disturbing." Earlier, in an interview, the mayor said: “What should have happened last night? They should have had National Guard troops protecting the hard targets in Ferguson and allowed law enforcement to pursue a very...
  • Brown’s Step-Father Urged Protesters To ‘Burn This B**** Down’ [VIDEO] (Warning: Profanity)

    11/25/2014 1:11:24 PM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    Despite calling for peaceful protests even in the event of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old’s step-father was caught on video provoking violence. “Burn this bitch down!” Brown’s step-father, Louis Head, yelled into a raucous crowd in front of Ferguson police headquarters Monday night as St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to indict. Head was with Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden who was being restrained by a friend and yelled “they think this is a f*cking joke!”...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un tours museum of US 'cannibal' atrocities

    11/25/2014 12:49:26 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Leon Siciliano,
    Kim Jong-un tours museum of US 'cannibal' atrocities North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has described Americans as "cannibals" after visiting an anti-US museum in Pyongyang By Leon Siciliano, and AFP, video source ITN 2:36PM GMT 25 Nov 2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, under pressure over Pyongyang's human rights record, has toured a museum dedicated to alleged atrocities by US forces during the Korean War, state media said Tuesday. The visit to the Sinchon Museum of United States War Atrocities was aimed at rousing the whole country "to an all-out anti-US struggle," the state-run KCNA news agency said. It comes...
  • LIVE THREAD- Fergidishu Burrning - DAY TWO

    11/25/2014 12:34:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 427 replies
    Various | 11-25-2014 | TCRLAF
    Protestors blocking I-70 bridge in downtown STL, right now. Ferguson Mayor's Presser just ended. No doubt that events will "Heat up" again tonight. STL County Police Scanner via UStream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/st-louis-county-police-scanner