Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Islamic State targets Americans at home and abroad - Washington Times

Islamic State targets Americans at home and abroad - Washington Times: The vicious Islamic State group now is vowing to broaden its war campaign to include killing Americans wherever and whenever it can.

Tuesday’s horrific videotaped beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was packaged with a new Islamic State posting on social media threatening the United States: “We will drown all of you in blood.”

A visibly angered President Obama gave a stern reply Wednesday afternoon, saying in a televised address that the U.S. and its allies will work together to “extract this cancer” that is the Islamic State.

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Lawsuit asks San Francisco to share pain on green regulations - Washington Times

Lawsuit asks San Francisco to share pain on green regulations - Washington Times: The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain.

A federal complaint filed this week contends that the Hetch Hetchy Project, which supplies water to San Francisco and the Bay Area, has unfairly enjoyed an exemption from the “severe cutbacks” required in rural California in order to save endangered fish species.

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Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source | Fox News

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source | Fox News: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

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Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods - Freedom Outpost

Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods - Freedom Outpost: A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area.

The videographer wrote in the description of the video:

"I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy pulled up, called all of us over, and said he worked with the government. He asked if we had a cell phone or something we could record him with. He said he was on his way out of here and wanted this recorded. I shid you not, and between my research on this government, & history, I'm inclined to believe him. Watch, like, share, tag, flood the news fb pages, WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF TIME!!!"

*Warning – Graphic Language*

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James Foley: US Military Launched Secret Rescue Operation in Syria for Journalist, Other Americans - ABC News

James Foley: US Military Launched Secret Rescue Operation in Syria for Journalist, Other Americans - ABC News: U.S. special operations forces early this summer launched a secret, major rescue operation in Syria to save James Foley and a number of Americans held by the extremist group ISIS, but the mission failed because the hostages weren’t there, senior administration officials told ABC News today.

President Obama authorized the “substantial and complex” rescue operation after the officials said a “broad collection of intelligence” led the U.S. to believe the hostages were being held in a specific location in the embattled Middle Eastern nation.

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Al-Qaeda in Yemen Announces ‘Solidarity’ With ‘Our Muslim Brothers in Iraq’ | CNS News

Al-Qaeda in Yemen Announces ‘Solidarity’ With ‘Our Muslim Brothers in Iraq’ | CNS News: The world’s two most dangerous Islamic terror groups appear to be joining forces.

A statement purportedly by al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch -- al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- expresses support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), the Yemen Times reported on Tuesday.

“We announce solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the crusade. Their blood and injuries are ours and we will surely support them,” the newspaper quoted the AQAP statement as saying.

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Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel - Chicago Tribune

Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel - Chicago Tribune: The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering.

There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A Conversation with Karen Lewis” — an actual candidate.

And while Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union president, said she has not yet decided whether she will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February’s city election, she sounded at times like someone intent on running.

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Karen Lewis “Seriously Considering” Mayoral Run « CBS Chicago

Karen Lewis “Seriously Considering” Mayoral Run « CBS Chicago: In her strongest language yet, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis admitted Tuesday she is seriously considering running for mayor, on the same day she is promised $1 million if she does.

Rahm Emanuel seems to be saying bring it on and Karen Lewis isn’t backing down. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports Lewis was dropping hint after hint about which way she’s leaning and what it would take to convince her to run.

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Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source | Fox News

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source | Fox News: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..

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Obama RELEASED warlord head of ISIS extremist army five years ago | Mail Online

Obama RELEASED warlord head of ISIS extremist army five years ago | Mail Online: WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
The U.S. once had Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in custody at a detention facility in Iraq, it was revealed Friday
Al Baghdadi was among the prisoners released in 2009 from the U.S.'s now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr in Iraq
It is unclear why the U.S. let the merciless al Qaeda leader slip away
Al Baghadadi and his troops took the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi earlier this year and conquered Tikrit and Mosul within the last several days
They are now bearing down on Baghdad, burning down everything that stands in their way and carrying out executions on Iraqi civilians, soldiers and police officers
ISIS posted an image today of an officer's decapitated head tweeted with sickening message: 'This is our ball. It's made of skin #WorldCup'

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Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley - The Washington Post

Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley - The Washington Post: The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a statement in which he called the U.S. government “my real killers.” A second prisoner, said to be Steven Joel Sotloff, like Foley an American journalist who disappeared while covering Syria’s civil war, then appears in the video.







 Both prisoners in the video are wearing orange shirts and pants, similar to orange jumpsuits
worn by detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A
similar outfit, believed to be a jihadist symbol of the prison, was
worn by Nicholas Berg, an American businessman kidnapped in Iraq in 2004 whose execution by an Islamic State precursor organization was recorded on video and posted online.

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Shawn Parcells’ credentials, role in Michael Brown autopsy questioned by doctors | fox4kc.com

Shawn Parcells’ credentials, role in Michael Brown autopsy questioned by doctors | fox4kc.com: A Kansas City man is now front and center in the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Shawn Parcells owns a company that provides autopsy services, and some in the forensic community are taking issue with his involvement in this or any other case.

Parcells owns National Forensic Autopsy and Recovery Services. He says lawyers for the family of Michael Brown contacted him because of his expertise in gunshot wounds.

“I am a forensic pathologist assistant and medical investigator,” Parcells told FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien.

However, that’s something of a dubious title according to forensic pathologist Dr. Erik Mitchell.

“That is a degree that does not exist in my knowledge, except in the mind of Shawn Parcells,” Dr. Mitchell said.

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Looter: 'I'm Proud of Us. We Deserve This' - Minutemen News

Looter: 'I'm Proud of Us. We Deserve This' - Minutemen News: On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles “poor man’s bombs.”

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Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is 'Extremely Conservative' | Media Research Center

Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is 'Extremely Conservative' | Media Research Center: On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur uttered some of the wackiest media analysis you’ll ever hear when, on his Youtube show, he declared: “In American media conservatives dominated almost exclusively before Keith Olbermann turned MSNBC a more progressive direction.”

But then actor Russell Brand, determined not to be upstaged by The Young Turks host, upped the crazy ante as he proclaimed that MSNBC is “extremely conservative.”

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Perry Grand Juror Was A Democratic Party Delegate During Proceedings

Perry Grand Juror Was A Democratic Party Delegate During Proceedings: Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.

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High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed « CBS Charlotte

High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed « CBS Charlotte: A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.

“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner told WMC.

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Up to 30,000 in need of Ebola drugs by now: analysis - Yahoo News

Up to 30,000 in need of Ebola drugs by now: analysis - Yahoo News: Up to 30,000 people would have required Ebola drugs in the west African outbreak by now, according to a scientific attempt to quantify demand for a treatment and vaccine, published Wednesday.

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US Hospitals Have Had 68 Ebola Scares, CDC Says - ABC News

US Hospitals Have Had 68 Ebola Scares, CDC Says - ABC News: American hospitals and state labs have handled at least 68 Ebola scares over the last three weeks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hospitals in 27 states alerted the CDC of the possible Ebola cases out of an abundance of caution amid the growing outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Fifty-eight cases were deemed false alarms after CDC officials spoke with medical professions about patient exposures and symptoms, but blood samples for the remaining 10 were sent to the CDC for testing, the agency told ABC News today.

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Sacramento Kaiser Permanente Patient Being Tested For Ebola After Possible Exposure « CBS Sacramento

Sacramento Kaiser Permanente Patient Being Tested For Ebola After Possible Exposure « CBS Sacramento: A patient admitted to Kaiser Permanente may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, and test are currently being done to determine whether the virus is present, a representative has confirmed to CBS13.

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Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts - NYTimes.com

Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts - NYTimes.com: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “a complete disaster,” and health agencies do not yet grasp its scope, the president of the relief group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

“No one yet has the full measure of the magnitude of this crisis,” the president, Dr. Joanne Liu, said in an interview. “We don’t have good data collection. We don’t have enough surveillance.”

With two treatment centers in each of the three hardest-hit countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — her organization is treating more patients than any other entity.

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US Should Pay More Attention to Internal Race-Related Issues – Russian Diplomat | World | RIA Novosti

US Should Pay More Attention to Internal Race-Related Issues – Russian Diplomat | World | RIA Novosti: The events in Ferguson, Missouri, should sober the US government or race-related conflicts may become more frequent, Russian Foreign Ministry Human Rights Commissioner Konstantin Dolgov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 news channel.

“We think US authorities should pay closer attention to burning internal problems, including those related to ethnicity and race that still exist in the United States. Try to solve them via legal constitutional practices rather than unjustified and inadequate violence,” Dolgov said.

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Sacramento Kaiser Treating Patient Possibly Exposed to Ebola Virus | NBC Bay Area

Sacramento Kaiser Treating Patient Possibly Exposed to Ebola Virus | NBC Bay Area: A patient admitted to a South Sacramento hospital may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, health officials said Tuesday.

The Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test blood samples from the patient.

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Social Media Companies Scramble to Block Terrorist Video of Journalist's Murder

Social Media Companies Scramble to Block Terrorist Video of Journalist's Murder: Twitter and YouTube moved quickly on Tuesday -- but with decidedly mixed results -- to suspend accounts that linked to a jihadi propaganda video purporting to show the murder of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamist terrorists. The crackdown provided a vivid example of the pressure on social media companies to police violent terrorist propaganda, but at the same time it showed the difficulty they have in stopping individuals intent on spreading violent images and rhetoric.

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Cornel West: Obama Is a 'Disgusting' Black President

Cornel West: Obama Is a 'Disgusting' Black President: Tuesday on BBC's "Newsnight," political activist Cornel West hammered President Barack Obama on his reaction to the Michael Brown case calling it "disgusting."

West pointed out the president put out a statement on the death of actor Robin Williams days before he addressed the Brown death.

West railed against the president saying, "His words reek of political calculation rather than moral conviction."

Slamming Obama's reaction as not only "weak and timid," but he added, "I just think it's disgusting. It's disgusting to have a black president unable to keep track about what's going on among the young black youth or any poor youth."

Hammering the "low quality black leadership in America." West then went after Al Shrpton as "an apologist for the Obama administration" who sweeps into these crisis for photo-ops not justice.

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Is Militarization Rational? How Dangerous Is It to be a Police Officer in the U.S.A.?

Is Militarization Rational? How Dangerous Is It to be a Police Officer in the U.S.A.?: This blog has addressed questions about the militarization of the police for a long time. One part of the issue is whether it is warranted by the risks of being a cop. Back when I wrote about two people getting gunned down by multiple police, I asked about how much danger police officers really face. I found a website that put them on the bottom of a top ten most dangerous jobs list, but only for 2010. Usually they don’t make the list. (Roofers, by the way, bravely put their lives on the line every day.)

The Freeman is now addressing the same question: “By the Numbers: How Dangerous Is It to Be a Cop?” It shows that police don’t even make the top ten list any more. The article provides a neat graph showing how many are killed in the line of duty.

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» The Bias of Eric Holder » News -- GOPUSA

» The Bias of Eric Holder » News -- GOPUSA: Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.

As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, Holder has drawn on personal history to make the case that the nation has much work to do to achieve justice for all. It's a legacy he'll likely draw on when he travels Wednesday to Ferguson, Missouri, to supervise the federal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

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Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources | Reuters

Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources | Reuters: Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo.

The security sources in Sinai and Cairo, said residents of Sheikh Zuwaid found the bodies two days after the men were abducted by gunmen while traveling in a car in the town, a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip.

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Illegal Aliens Start Massive Fire on South Texas Ranch

Illegal Aliens Start Massive Fire on South Texas Ranch: HOUSTON, Texas — A group of illegal aliens and their smuggler started a massive grass fire on a ranch in South Texas after being pursued by agents from the U.S. Border Patrol. The fire began at the end of a chase when the car carrying the illegal aliens left the roadway in what is known as a bailout. The car came to a stop on some dry grass and caught fire from the heat of the exhaust system as the occupants scattered into the brush.

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Former Mexican Police Officer Wanted for Murder Arrested in Denver

Former Mexican Police Officer Wanted for Murder Arrested in Denver: HOUSTON, Texas -- A former Mexican police officer, who is wanted in his home country for aggravated homicide, was arrested in Denver on Tuesday.

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 41-year-old Jesus Gabriel Ibarra-Espinoza allegedly shot a man in 2000 while he was on an assignment providing security to a local party in Mocorito, Mexico. Ibarra-Espinoza was apparently "visibly intoxicated" at the time. After shooting a man with his AR-15 police rifle, the officer reportedly fled the scene and subsequently abandoned his weapons.

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Patient Checked, Possibly Treated, for Ebola Virus at California Hospital

Patient Checked, Possibly Treated, for Ebola Virus at California Hospital: Health officials announced on Tuesday that a person who might have been exposed to the Ebola virus was admitted to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in California, and is in isolation while health officials and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) await the results of the patient's blood work.

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Poll: Voters Want Immigration 'Pause,' More Enforcement, Preference Given to US Workers

Poll: Voters Want Immigration 'Pause,' More Enforcement, Preference Given to US Workers: A blockbuster new poll obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a majority of likely voters want to push the pause button on massive immigration, similar to what occurred between 1915-1964, which allowed legal immigrants a chance to more fully assimilate while the middle class expanded as wages increased.

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▶ Real Time With Bill Maher: Blitzkrieg Cop (HBO) - YouTube

▶ Real Time With Bill Maher: Blitzkrieg Cop (HBO) - YouTube

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How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police - NationalJournal.com

How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police - NationalJournal.com: Since 2006, the Pentagon has distributed 432 mine-resistant armored vehicles to local police departments. It has also doled out more than 400 other armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, and 93,000 assault rifles.

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As The New York Times reported in June, the Defense Department has been making use of unused military equipment by giving it to local precincts.

This is despite the fact that violent crime in the U.S. has steadily plummeted since 1993. Between 1993 and 2012, the violent-crime rate dropped by nearly 50 percent.

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2 kids, 2 women still held hostage in Harvey - Chicago Tribune

2 kids, 2 women still held hostage in Harvey - Chicago Tribune: A standoff that began midday Tuesday when a Harvey police officer was shot continues this morning, with two suspects still barricaded inside a home and holding two children and two women hostage, authorities said.

The suspects had been holding four other children, boys between the ages of 1 and 11, but they were released safe throughout the day Tuesday, authorities said. The last of the four, one of two 1-year-olds, was taken by law enforcement from the home late Tuesday.

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The Ferguson Fix Is In | FrontPage Magazine

The Ferguson Fix Is In | FrontPage Magazine: As mass hysteria over the fatal shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown grips the progressive movement, President Obama is sending the most divisive, corrupt race-baiter in his cabinet to the riot-torn St. Louis suburb where the suspect died.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mexico Freaks Out Over National Guard Troops On Border: “No Circumstance Justifies This Measure” - Freedom Outpost

Mexico Freaks Out Over National Guard Troops On Border: “No Circumstance Justifies This Measure” - Freedom Outpost: The Mexican foreign ministry has launched a formal protest in response to Governor Rick Perry’s decision to send Texas National Guard Troops to the southern border.

According to a head-scratching statement released by Mexico, there is apparently no border security problem and the State of Texas has grossly overreacted.

Mexico “reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure,” read a statement from the foreign ministry.

“No circumstance at all or change in border security exists that justifies this measure taken by the state.”

The troop deployment “does not contribute in any way to solving the immigration problem,” and is inconsistent with US-Mexico talks aimed at “building a modern, prosperous and safe border,” the statement read.

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ISIS terrorists: We’re here in Ferguson

ISIS terrorists: We’re here in Ferguson: A sign carried by a protester in Ferguson, Missouri, declaring the presence of the Islamic State, or ISIS, is an act of intimidation, warning Americans they should fear the Middle Eastern Islamic jihadist group, even in their own homes, according to an expert.

Islam analyst Robert Spencer, whose Jihad Watch website website monitors Islamic jihad worldwide, said the sign, which says “IS is here,” is “in line with supporters of the Islamic State taking photos of the Islamic State flag held in front of the White House and other landmarks.”

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I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. - The Washington Post

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. - The Washington Post: A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.

It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No officer goes out in the field wishing to shoot anyone, armed or unarmed. And while they’re unlikely to defend it quite as loudly during a time of national angst like this one, people who work in law enforcement know they are legally vested with the authority to detain suspects — an authority that must sometimes be enforced. Regardless of what happened with Mike Brown, in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not the cops, but the people they stop, who can prevent detentions from turning into tragedies.

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Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected - Washington Times

Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected - Washington Times: Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign.

“It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

“I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.”

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White Privilege: Aiding in the Fundamental Transformation of the Nation - For Truth's Sake!

White Privilege: Aiding in the Fundamental Transformation of the Nation - For Truth's Sake!: In just about any university in America today, the concept of “white privilege” is being taught as a means of eliminating what the left refers to as a “racist America.” The socialists and communists who have infiltrated our education system have skillfully presented a curriculum that portrays our nation as one that has intentionally kept the minorities down in order to benefit the rich.

Forward…..In my last article, I discussed the fact that our national police forces have been exercising increasingly authoritative power. Events that are taking place in Ferguson MO, as well as Louisville KY, prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our local police are armed for, and fully capable of, waging a small war on the public.

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More Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Arrested in Texas Amid Border Crisis

More Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Arrested in Texas Amid Border Crisis: HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, Texas recently apprehended a number of illegal immigrants, two of whom were previously-deported convicted sex offenders from Central America.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) spokeswoman from the Del Rio Sector told Breitbart Texas that the apprehension of convicted sex offenders in the area has increased significantly since last year.

"This year we've already [already] apprehended 26 sex offenders in the Del Rio Sector," she said.

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BREAKING: Hamas Breaks Ceasefire for Eleventh Time, IDF Retaliates

BREAKING: Hamas Breaks Ceasefire for Eleventh Time, IDF Retaliates: JERUSALEM -- Three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Tuesday afternoon, breaking the temporary 24-hour ceasefire more than six hours before it was set to expire, according to IDF spokesman Peter Lerner.

The rockets landed in open areas outside of the city of Beersheba. There are no reports of injuries at this time.

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Diddy Calls Out Obama: 'This Sh-t Ain't Right,' 'Get On A Plane, These Are Your People'

Diddy Calls Out Obama: 'This Sh-t Ain't Right,' 'Get On A Plane, These Are Your People': (Language Warning) Last night while watching the news coverage of Ferguson civil unrest, hip hop mogul Sean John Combs aka 'Diddy' posted an Instagram message for President Barack Obama.

"This sh-t ain't right," Diddy said. "Obama, get on a plane -- it's serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people."

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Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson Slams Media for 'Glamorizing' & 'Giving Platform' to Ferguson Rioters

Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson Slams Media for 'Glamorizing' & 'Giving Platform' to Ferguson Rioters: On Tuesday, Ron Johnson, the captain of the Missouri Highway Patrol, blamed the media for "glamorizing" and giving a platform to violent thugs intent on causing violence and agitating crowds in Ferguson, Missouri.

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As Ferguson Burns, Media Ignore 7 African-Americans Killed in Chicago, 29 Wounded

As Ferguson Burns, Media Ignore 7 African-Americans Killed in Chicago, 29 Wounded: he national media has been focused intently on the unrest going on in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, this week, and some reports noted that two people were shot during the rioting over the weekend. However, during that same weekend 29 African Americans were wounded and 7 were killed in the all-too-common gang violence in Chicago.

Between Friday evening and Sunday night, seven were killed, most in the sort of gang violence often fueled by the drug trade controlled by the Mexican cartels. Twenty-nine were injured.

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Breitbart News Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

Breitbart News Reporter Arrested In Ferguson: Breitbart News reporter Kerry Picket was arrested late Monday afternoon by a Missouri State Trooper and released several hours later with an apology from the arresting officer and his lieutenant.

The State Trooper initially said that Breitbart News, a credentialed media outlet, could not walk directly to a media staging area on West Florissant Avenue and would have to take a detour.

However, a detour did not exist for pedestrians. As Picket began to walk toward the staging area being blocked by the Trooper, she was handcuffed with plastic-ties, with her hands behind her back, and told to get on her knees.

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Missing American Journalist James Foley Reportedly Beheaded By ISIS

Missing American Journalist James Foley Reportedly Beheaded By ISIS: More than a year ago, James Foley, an American photojournalist was reported missing in Syria. Numerous reports claimed he had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. A new video has surfaced that appears to show Foley being beheaded alive by ISIS.

In the ISIS produced video, which is titled "A Message to America," a man identified as Foley is seen on his knees, dressed all in orange, in the desert. He has a small black microphone clipped to his collar.

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MSNBC's Chris Hayes Uses Shooting of Knife-Wielding Man by St. Louis Cops to Stir Anger

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Uses Shooting of Knife-Wielding Man by St. Louis Cops to Stir Anger: HOUSTON, Texas -- A police officer in St. Louis, Missouri reportedly shot and killed a knife-wielding thief on Tuesday afternoon. Almost immediately following the incident, MSNBC attempted to use it to stir controversy.

The shooting occurred after the suspect allegedly attempted to rob a 5-Star Market convenience store in the northern part of the city, according to Fox2Now.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that after the suspect robbed the store, a market employee followed him out, telling him that he would need to pay for the items. When the man refused and continued "acting erratically," an employee called police.

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» Document: Army Preparing to Use Lethal Force Against “Unarmed Civilians” During “Full Scale Riots” in U.S. Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

» Document: Army Preparing to Use Lethal Force Against “Unarmed Civilians” During “Full Scale Riots” in U.S. Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!: A document released by the U.S. Army details preparations for “full scale riots” within the United States during which troops may be forced to engage in a “lethal response” to deal with unruly crowds of demonstrators.

The appearance of the document amidst growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, with the National Guard now being called in to deal with the disorder, is an ominous coincidence.

The 132-page document, titled U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances (PDF), was written in April 2014 and recently obtained by Public Intelligence.

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Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen - Aug. 18, 2014

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen - Aug. 18, 2014: Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.

Anyone who received treatment from a physician's office tied to a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.

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Breaking: #FERGUSON Protesters Chant “BLACK POWER!” and “Hands Up, Fight Back!” (VIDEOS) | The Gateway Pundit

Breaking: #FERGUSON Protesters Chant “BLACK POWER!” and “Hands Up, Fight Back!” (VIDEOS) | The Gateway Pundit: Another Day, Another Ferguson Riot –
Once the sun went down – All hell broke loose…
Armored police vehicles were brought in tonight…
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Loud sirens are going off and there are reports of molotov cocktails being thrown.

Chris Hayes from FOX Channel 2 in St. Louis reported the chants changed from, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” to “Hands Up, Fight Back!”

And, Ferguson protesters were pumping their fists and chanting:
“Black Power!”

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St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect | FOX2now.com

St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect | FOX2now.com: ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says officers warned a suspect multiple times to put down his weapon before they shot and killed him.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLaran and Riverview. Police say the suspect tried to rob the Six Star Market convenience store with a knife. Chief Sam Dotson said the store owner let the man leave the store. A St. Louis City Alderwoman witnessed the man walking erratically around and called police.

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Caller: Officer's side of Ferguson shooting - CNN.com

Caller: Officer's side of Ferguson shooting - CNN.com: Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.

The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, as was a new account of what allegedly happened in the moments immediately before the teenager was killed by a local police officer.

Evidence in the shooting death could be presented to a grand jury as early as Wednesday.

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Q&A: Is It Legal to Use the National Guard in Ferguson?

Q&A: Is It Legal to Use the National Guard in Ferguson?: The decision by Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., to deploy the National Guard to the troubled community of Ferguson has raised a lot of questions about these citizen soldier units. After serving with distinction numerous times in both Iraq and Afghanistan, units of the National Guard are well thought of as military fighting men. Can they also be helpful in situations like Ferguson? Here is some information to help increase understanding of these direct lineal descendants of the Minute Men.

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Poll: Teachers, Public Sour on Common Core Standards

Poll: Teachers, Public Sour on Common Core Standards: Public support for the national education standards known as Common Core is falling, though a slight majority remains in favor, a new poll finds. Less than half of teachers surveyed back Common Core, however.

The poll by Education Next, a journal from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, found that public support for the Common Core standards in reading and math dropped from 65 percent last year to 53 percent now.

Opposition to the education standards doubled, from 13 percent to 26 percent.

The number of teachers who oppose Common Core plummeted: Last year, 76 percent of teachers supported the national standards, with 12 percent opposed. Today, 46 percent of public school teachers say they support Common Core, with 40 percent opposed.

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ConservativeVideos.com / Protesters Throw Rocks At MSNBC's Chris Hayes Reporting Live In Ferguson - ConservativeVideos.com

ConservativeVideos.com / Protesters Throw Rocks At MSNBC's Chris Hayes Reporting Live In Ferguson - ConservativeVideos.com: NBC hosts Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin were reporting live on Monday night when a crowd, who had just been dispersed by police, began pelting the two with rocks.
The hosts were commenting on the relative peace that had just been broken with the arrival of the police. Masked protesters chanted “Tell the true story!” at the reporters, who answered that they were trying to. One protester told Hayes that this was a “civil right movement” which wasn’t just about Mike Brown, but about all people.

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The Nation’s Largest Grocery Store Takes an Unexpected Position In Gun Control Fight

The Nation’s Largest Grocery Store Takes an Unexpected Position In Gun Control Fight: Fresh off of victories at Target, Sonic, Chipotle, and other stores, Moms Demand Action is taking its fight to the nation’s largest grocery store chain.

The gun control group has its sight set on Kroger to get the food store to prohibit guns, or “kindly suggest” shoppers don’t bring their guns into the store.

Recent demonstrations by open carry activists proudly carrying their weapon in Ohio and Texas stores prompted the group to level aim at Kroger, The Huffington Post reports.

Moms Demand Action has pointed to 12 shootings in or around a Kroger since 2012, one in which a 2-year-old was shot “after a customer tried to intervene in an attempted mugging” in a store parking lot, HuffPo reports.

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Roger L. Simon » The Real Villain of Ferguson

Roger L. Simon » The Real Villain of Ferguson: It’s hard to have sympathy for anyone in the Ferguson affair — the cops, the demonstrators, the pontificating politicians, the exploitative media or we its pathetically loyal audience that keeps tuning in. The whole event plays out like the umpteenth rerun of the famous quote from Marx about history repeating itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

By that accounting we should all be at Aristophanes, Moliere or Groucho (pick your favorite farceur) times ten by now.

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Barack Obama Is Secretly Plotting How to Use Dictator Powers

Barack Obama Is Secretly Plotting How to Use Dictator Powers: The New York Times reports on how Barack Obama is secretly plotting his executive orders that, supposedly, will reform immigration. The “most transparent administration in history” just got further from the public view.

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When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.

Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.

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WHOA: Greedy Jesse Jackson Asks for Money in Ferguson, Protesters Tell Jesse to Shove It - The Political Insider

WHOA: Greedy Jesse Jackson Asks for Money in Ferguson, Protesters Tell Jesse to Shove It - The Political Insider: Whenever racial issues hit the news headlines anywhere in America, you can be sure that Al Shaprton and Reverend Jesse Jackson will soon show up to cash in.

Naturally, with Michael Brown- a black man who was shot in Ferguson, Missouri-Jackson hopped on the first plane out there! But when he pulled out his bullhorn and asked for cash for his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the protesters were furious and heckled.

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White House Accused Of Hiding Politically Embarrassing Information - Conservative Byte

White House Accused Of Hiding Politically Embarrassing Information - Conservative Byte: They like their scandals to come out in a certain order so they can cover the previous scandal.
Check it out:

Cause of Action, a conservative legal group, is suing the White House over allegations of interference with executive agencies complying with FOIA requests, The Washington Post reports.

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EXPLOSIVE: Fox News Reporter Cursed Out by Ferguson Protester Live On-Air (VIDEO) - The Political Insider

EXPLOSIVE: Fox News Reporter Cursed Out by Ferguson Protester Live On-Air (VIDEO) - The Political Insider: Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan was confronted Monday night by a demonstrator protesting in a Missouri suburb over the shooting of Michael Brown earlier this month.

Reporting live from Ferguson, Missouri, reporter Steve Harrigan told anchor Shepard Smith that what was occurring at the moment was a “media event, pure and simple.”

“This is people running towards tear gas, running away from it,” he said. “The dignified protesters went home at dusk. This is child’s play right now.”

Then, the unnamed protester yelled:

Say that s**t. Say that s**t. I don’t give a damn you’re on TV, I don’t
care about that s**t. We go through this s**t every day. You tell them
this is just child’s play? Who is the child playing with toys? That’s
them.




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HuffPo Reporter Mistakes Earplugs For Rubber Bullets | Truth Revolt

HuffPo Reporter Mistakes Earplugs For Rubber Bullets | Truth Revolt: There are no words to describe the absolutely incompetent tweet by Huffington Post "justice reporter" Ryan J. Reilly, who tweeted a photo of cheap foam earplugs and asked, “I believe these are rubber bullets, can anyone confirm? ‪#Ferguson”

Of course, Twitter followers picked up on the tweet and made sure Mr. Reilly knew about it. Former Illinois Congressman and current radio host Joe Walsh poked fun at his “justice reporter” status and called him out for his lack of knowledge:

Even though Reilly admitted to the bungling tweet and apologized, people did not let up.

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Huff-Po's Reporter In Ferguson Asks on Twitter If Earplugs Are Rubber Bullets | NewsBusters

Huff-Po's Reporter In Ferguson Asks on Twitter If Earplugs Are Rubber Bullets | NewsBusters: Via Truth Revolt, we learned Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly, one of the reporters who were arrested without cause at a McDonald's in Ferguson, Missouri, made a fool of himself on Twitter by suggesting -- non-humorously -- that ear plugs were rubber bullets. Somehow, he didn't try Wikipedia before tweeting.

Police have used rubber bullets in Ferguson against protesters. On Twitter, Katie Pavlich brought the factual pain:

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BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack | The Gateway Pundit

BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack | The Gateway Pundit: The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.





Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.


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Reporter Blasts Clinton Royalty: 'Who Gets to Hold Her Crown While She Speaks?' | The Weekly Standard

Reporter Blasts Clinton Royalty: 'Who Gets to Hold Her Crown While She Speaks?' | The Weekly Standard: "The price of Hillary Clinton's scheduled speech and UNLV fundraiser could be going up. Las Vegas Review Journal, which obtained Clinton's contract with the UNLV Foundation, reports in addition to her speaking fee of $225,000, Clinton is demanding a private jet, a presidential suite and adjoining rooms for her entourage, and Clinton refuses to mingle with the common folk. She wants to approve any media types attending the event.

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Holder headed to Ferguson on Wednesday, will oversee federal response to shooting - The Washington Post

Holder headed to Ferguson on Wednesday, will oversee federal response to shooting - The Washington Post: FERGUSON, Mo. —Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will travel to this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb to oversee the investigation of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, the White House said Monday.

Holder’s visit was announced as National Guard troops arrived to back up local and state police. On Monday night in Ferguson, an early evening calm gave way to new confrontations as some demonstrators threw bottles at heavily armed police and officers threw stun grenades and tear gas towards them.

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Kurtz: Some Liberal Outlets Creating 'Almost a Lynch Mob Mentality' in Ferguson

Kurtz: Some Liberal Outlets Creating 'Almost a Lynch Mob Mentality' in Ferguson: Former CNN anchor and Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz” host Howie Kurtz criticized some outlets for creating “almost a lynch mob mentality” in Ferguson, MO in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

“Some liberal outlets [are] creating almost a lynch mob mentality around this, the Huffington Post today, screaming banner headline ‘Arrest Him.’ Now, the Huffington Post, nor you or I, knows exactly what happened” he said. And “when you cross that line into becoming an advocate and to demanding that somebody be prosecuted before the facts are in, while the investigation is going on, you’re grandstanding, you’re trying to keep the story alive and I really think it’s troubling.”

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Michael Brown's Grandfather to Obama: 'I Voted for You,' So Come Meet Me

Michael Brown's Grandfather to Obama: 'I Voted for You,' So Come Meet Me: President Obama has become notorious among his Missouri supporters for not visiting the embattled city, and the grandfather of the teen shot by police there a week ago is perturbed over the President's distance. This week he went on TV to remind Obama he voted for him and urge the President to make his way to Ferguson to stand with his family.

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New York Times Sours On Obama Executive Amnesty

New York Times Sours On Obama Executive Amnesty: A new New York Times story detailing President Obama's overtures to the powerful business lobby ahead of planned executive actions on immigration is strikingly negative and suggests the plan continues to lose currency with the liberal intelligentsia in Washington.

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CNN's Granderson, Wall Slam 'Charlatan' Al Sharpton

CNN's Granderson, Wall Slam 'Charlatan' Al Sharpton: Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," network contributor LZ Granderson and political analyst Tara Wall hammered activists like Al Sharpton for being a "charlatans" who come into situations like Ferguson to "make names for themselves."

Granderson said, “I think the black community does a disservice to itself when it allows charlatans to come into these situations, make a name for themselves and then evacuate the situation.”

He continued "Now, I could drop names but I think we all know who I'm talking about," to which Tara Wall said, "Sounds like Harpton."

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Holder DOJ Behind the Suppression of Michael Brown Robbery Video

Holder DOJ Behind the Suppression of Michael Brown Robbery Video: “If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label,” Holder said in a recent interview. “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job.”

The surveillance video that showed Michael Brown robbing a convenience store, was a highly relevant piece of information. The aggression the "gentle giant" displayed toward the store clerk lent credence to Officer Darren Wilson's side of the story - which is that the 6'4" 292 pound Brown assaulted him, and went after his gun while he was inside the police car. It has also been alleged by a family friend and an eye witness that Brown charged the officer after he got out of his car to pursue him.

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The Significance of the Michael Brown Autopsy | Power Line

The Significance of the Michael Brown Autopsy | Power Line: The results of the first of three planned autopsies on the body of Michael Brown were released today by Dr. Michael Baden. Dr. Baden found that Brown was shot six times, with all six bullets coming from the front. This appears to rule out the claim that Brown was shot while running away from police officer Darren Wilson.

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Hundreds Of Taliban Fighters Battle Afghan Forces Near Kabul: Officials

Hundreds Of Taliban Fighters Battle Afghan Forces Near Kabul: Officials: As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign forces pull out of the country.

Militants have this summer mounted increasingly intensive assaults across several provinces, often involving hundreds of fighters, as the country braces to stand on it own feet militarily for the first time in nearly 13 years.

"There are some 700 of them and they are fighting Afghan forces for territorial control and they have also brought with them makeshift mobile (health) clinics," Niaz Mohammad Amiri, the provincial governor of Logar province, told Reuters by telephone.

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Articles: Failure to Call Amendments Conventions Helps Explain Modern Federal Overreaching

Articles: Failure to Call Amendments Conventions Helps Explain Modern Federal Overreaching: If president after president failed to veto bills, would it surprise you if congressional power grew at the expense of the presidency? If the Senate never blocked the president’s appointments, would it surprise you if presidential power expanded at the expense of Congress? If the courts refused to enforce the Constitution’s ban on ex post facto laws, would it be strange if the states passed more ex post facto laws?

And if the states failed to use the Constitution’s “convention for proposing amendments” -- a device inserted in the document to correct and check federal excesses and abuses -- would it astonish you if there were federal excesses and abuses?

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New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters - Freedom Outpost

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters - Freedom Outpost: The new Army manual, known as ATP 3-39.33, provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS).

This document, just published this past Friday, August 15, 2014, promises to change the way the "authorities" deal with protesters, even peaceful ones. The consequences of ATP 39.33 could prove deadly for protesters. Further, the provisions of this Army manual could prove to be the end of the First Amendment right to assemble peaceably.

In section 1-2., the manual states that "Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots." This section of the manual clearly states that protesting is a right protected by the Constitution.

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Famous rock star: My heritage is from Aztlan

Famous rock star: My heritage is from Aztlan: Award-winning rock singer Linda Ronstadt, whose career has been peppered with political controversies, told an Arizona newspaper the U.S. border with Mexico should be wide open.

“There should not be a question of legal or illegal immigration,” she said in an interview with the Arizona Republic published over the weekend. “People came and immigrated to this country from the time of the Indians. No one’s illegal. They should just be able to come.”

She argued the U.S. allows Cubans to come as refugees.

“Well, in Cuba – I’ve been there, you know – people are fed, people are housed, people are clothed. There isn’t violence in the streets.

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Obama Sending Top Racial Enforcer Eric Holder To Ferguson… | Weasel Zippers

Obama Sending Top Racial Enforcer Eric Holder To Ferguson… | Weasel Zippers: At least he’s not sending someone who loves to call his opponents racists… Never mind, I forgot he’s sending Eric Holder.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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At least 105 people out of a job as layoffs hit Remington Arms in Ilion : News : CNYcentral.com

At least 105 people out of a job as layoffs hit Remington Arms in Ilion : News : CNYcentral.com: At least 105 people will be without a job as layoffs hit Remington Arms in Ilion.

Assemblyman Marc Butler confirmed the layoffs, saying, “The latest announcement from Remington Arms, although not unexpected, is still deeply disappointing for our community. This is more than 100 of our friends, neighbors and relatives whose families now face an uncertain future. Our thoughts are with them. “

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The Gaza War: Appearance vs. Reality

The Gaza War: Appearance vs. Reality: Why is Hamas putting its weapons in the middle of homes, schools, hospitals and mosques in the first place?

Palestinian violence has been persistent in violating all rules of engagement, despite the signed Oslo II Interim Agreement of 1995, Article XIV of which states that the West Bank and the Gaza Strip shall be completely demilitarized.

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The Hell That is the Obama White House | RedState

The Hell That is the Obama White House | RedState: Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.

Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible.

A president faced with a scandal created by underlings behind his back would be naturally furious at their misbehavior, and want heads to roll. This didn’t happen in any of these scandals because their point of origin was the White House itself. Promoting the culprits is a way of keeping them quiet.

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Iraqi Women Beg for Death Instead of Facing what ISIS has Planned - Eagle Rising

Iraqi Women Beg for Death Instead of Facing what ISIS has Planned - Eagle Rising: Dueling reports from the Washington Post and the UK’s Daily Mail tell the harrowing stories that are slowly leaking out from the front lines in Iraq. The stories are both heartbreaking and terrifying, as they showcase the brutality of Islam and the pain of families being broken apart in the most violent and traumatic ways possible.

The Daily Mail told the story of a pair of Iraqi Yazidi girls being held captive after their village was attacked, the men slaughtered and the women carried off into slavery.

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Obama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri - Washington Times

Obama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri - Washington Times: Attempting to quell the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama called Monday for protesters and law enforcement to find a peaceful way forward after demonstrations over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager that have been marred with images of violence and military-style force in the streets.

Mr. Obama, who interrupted his summer vacation and received White House briefings on the racially charged clashes, was careful to prod both the protesters and the law enforcement officials deployed there in his most extensive remarks thus far on the unfolding events.

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U.S. police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest | Reuters

U.S. police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest | Reuters: U.S. police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

Demonstrations, mostly peaceful but with spasms of violence by smaller groups, have flared since Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead while walking down a residential street on August 9.

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Celebrities React to Ferguson Shooting, Decry 'Abuse of Power'

Celebrities React to Ferguson Shooting, Decry 'Abuse of Power': It seems that everyone has an opinion, often heated, concerning the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson, MO police officer.

So much is yet to be determined about the shooting, but that isn't stopping celebrities from weighing in on the matter via Twitter. Some are urging caution with pleas for peace, while others say an "abuse of power" is already evident.

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Huffington Post Reporter in Ferguson Asks if Ear Plugs Are 'Rubber Bullets'

Huffington Post Reporter in Ferguson Asks if Ear Plugs Are 'Rubber Bullets': A Huffington Post reporter whose profile has been elevated by his arrest in Ferguson, Missouri while covering protests and riots in the aftermath of Michael Brown's death mistook ear plugs for rubber bullets Sunday.

Ryan J. Reilly, who was arrested Wednesday night after police asked him to leave a McDonald's as protesters closed in, learned the hard way that Twitter can be a place where your thumbs move faster than your mind—and where every mistake you make is saved forever.

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Moms Demand Action Wants Kroger to Ban Guns in Grocery Aisles

Moms Demand Action Wants Kroger to Ban Guns in Grocery Aisles: Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is now pressuring the Kroger supermarket chain to ban guns in its 2,500 stores. Their campaign against the exercise of Second Amendment rights within Kroger kicks off on August 18.

To date, Moms Demand Action has run pressure campaigns against Staples, Starbucks, Chipotle, Chili's, Sonic, Jack-in-the-Box, and Target to try to achieve gun bans. Staples kicked Moms Demand Action off their property, and Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz refused to ban guns but did ask those openly carrying firearms not do so in such a flamboyant manner.

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Missouri GOP: Michael Brown Voting Registration Booths 'Disgusting'

Missouri GOP: Michael Brown Voting Registration Booths 'Disgusting': Republicans are criticizing efforts by liberal organizers to set up voter registration booths at the site where Missouri teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a local police officer.

Reports of the voter registration tables have been reported via liberal activists on social media.

“In front of the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they've set up a voter registration table,” tweeted Jessica Lee, a Human rights attorney at the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote on Twitter.



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Ezell Ford Rally Seeks Justice for African American Shot by LAPD

Ezell Ford Rally Seeks Justice for African American Shot by LAPD: On Sunday, a rally was held in South Los Angeles outside the LAPD’s 77th Division station, where about 100 protesters demanded that justice be done in the case of a mentally challenged 25-year-old who was fatally shot by police on August 11, 2014.

According to KTLA, at the time of the shooting family members said that Ezell Ford was shot in a moment of excessive police force, while he was complying with officers' orders and lying on the ground.

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Lawsuit accuses Obama White House of thwarting release of public data under FOIA - Washington Times

Lawsuit accuses Obama White House of thwarting release of public data under FOIA - Washington Times: A watchdog group on Monday sued the U.S. government, accusing the Obama White House of interfering in and thwarting the release of public documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the group Cause of Action (CoA) names 12 federal agencies that delayed the release of documents so officials could consult with White House under a new process established in spring 2009.

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Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions - NYTimes.com

Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions - NYTimes.com: When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.

Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.

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A Tale of Two Cities? Blacks, Whites Sharply Disagree About Ferguson - Rasmussen Reports™

A Tale of Two Cities? Blacks, Whites Sharply Disagree About Ferguson - Rasmussen Reports™: The shooting incident in a St. Louis suburb is still under investigation, and just over half of Americans are not sure yet whether the police officer involved is guilty of murdering a black teenager. But most blacks have already made up their minds that the policeman should be found guilty. Blacks are also more convinced that the violent protests since the shooting occurred are mostly legitimate outrage rather than criminal activity.

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Buchanan: 60s-like Ferguson Riots Could Cause Trouble For Obama | The Daily Caller

Buchanan: 60s-like Ferguson Riots Could Cause Trouble For Obama | The Daily Caller: President Barack Obama’s passive response to the riots and arson in Ferguson may prompt a November rebuke by the silent majority of American voters, says Patrick Buchanan, who was an adviser to President Richard Nixon during the late 1960s race riots.

The media’s focus on the conflict ensures the “country is being polarized by watching this,” Buchanan told The Daily Caller.

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» DOJ, Communists, New Black Panthers Hijack Ferguson Protests Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

» DOJ, Communists, New Black Panthers Hijack Ferguson Protests Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!: Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz was recorded leading a group of protesters in a chant aimed at Darren Wilson, the officer that shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. “What do we want?” asks Shabazz, to which the crowd responds, “Darren Wilson.” “How do we want him?” asks Shabazz. While some in the crowd respond with “indicted,” others are heard to chant, “dead!”

While many, including members of the original Black Panthers, regard the New Black Panthers as a divisive, militant and occasionally violent organization, police in Ferguson seemingly have no problem working with the group, as shown in the image below of Captain Ronald Johnson coordinating with Shabazz.

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Obama 'Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation' | The Daily Caller

Obama 'Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation' | The Daily Caller: President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source.

“A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.”

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mayor Charged with Bribery | Washington Free Beacon

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mayor Charged with Bribery | Washington Free Beacon: Monticello, New York, Democratic Mayor Gordon Jenkins—a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns—was arrested Thursday on bribery charges, the latest in a long string of legal and ethical foibles by Jenkins.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns is one of several Bloomberg-backed entities dedicated to limiting gun rights. Bloomberg has pledged to spend $50 million this year to build a “grassroots” network of activists supporting his cause, according to the New York Times. Jenkins is one of many members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns to partake in illegal activity.

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Obama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri - Washington Times

Obama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri - Washington Times: Chastising both protesters and law enforcement in addressing the chaos unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama called for a peaceful way forward in the wake of demonstrations responding to the recent shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Mr. Obama said it’s clear the vast majority of protesters responding to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown are peaceful and he understands the passions and anger that exist, but that actions by a small minority are undermining the broader cause.

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Lieutenant Patrick Libertone Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | The Munz ~~ Remembering the fallen

Lieutenant Patrick Libertone Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | The Munz ~~ Remembering the fallen





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Lieutenant Patrick Libertone

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Executive Order 13673 pressures employers to capitulate to baseless demands and meritless claims - Liberty Unyielding

Executive Order 13673 pressures employers to capitulate to baseless demands and meritless claims - Liberty Unyielding: A July 31 executive order from President Obama will make it very costly for employers to challenge dubious allegations of wrongdoing against them, if they are government contractors (which employ a quarter of the American workforce). Executive Order 13,673 will allow trial lawyers to extort larger settlements from companies, and enable bureaucratic agencies to extract costly settlements over conduct that may have been perfectly legal. That’s the conclusion of the The Wall Street Journal and prominent labor lawyer Eugene Scalia.

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Did Hillary Just Pick Her Running Mate?

Did Hillary Just Pick Her Running Mate?: Both Republicans and Democrats whisper and speculate about a Hillary ticket for 2016. The former Secretary of State is likely going to run for the highest office in the land in 2016.

While Hillary can likely deliver much of the female vote for the Democrats, having a woman tied to the disastrous Obama Administration might be a tough sell at a time when Democrat candidates flee from the president to avoid association while campaigning.
To shore-up the attractiveness of the ticket, Hillary has reportedly strongly considered for her running mate incoming Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, an up-and-coming Democrat who is now with the Obama Administration and previously served as the Mayor of San Antonio.

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Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Fighting Off Crime

Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Fighting Off Crime: Detroit Police Chief James Craig says his suggestion last January that law-abiding residents should arm themselves has helped cut crime in his struggling city.

Craig pointed out that crime statistics have dropped overall, but admitted there is no way to know for certain how many crimes were not committed because a potential criminal feared facing an armed citizen.

There have been 37 percent fewer robberies so far in 2014 than the same period in 2013, 22 percent fewer break-ins, and 30 percent fewer carjackings, The Detroit News reports.

Studies have differed on whether armed citizens deter crime, the News reported.

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Top scholar: Here’s why GOP won’t stop Obama

Top scholar: Here’s why GOP won’t stop Obama: The GOP has lost its way and conservatives should work to oust lousy incumbents in the Republican Party – even in the general election – says prominent Vanderbilt professor Carol M. Swain.

Swain, a lifelong Democrat who left the Democratic Party after becoming a Christian, is far from satisfied with the performance of the GOP. The author of “Be the People” sees Republicans too often holding a finger in the wind to determine how regain power.

“The Republican Party has lost its way,” Swain said. “I think it has an identity problem. It doesn’t know what it wants to be. It believes it has to become the Democratic Party to stay in power. I believe that’s a serious mistake.”

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Home Intruders Call Police for being Shot at by Home Owner

Home Intruders Call Police for being Shot at by Home Owner: Just when you think you’ve heard it all, another pair of idiots does something really stupid.

Last month in Coos County, Oregon, two homeless men armed with a baseball bat and several aggressive dogs broke into the home of a 23 year old man. They attacked the home owner and took turns beating him with the bat. After suffering extensive head, face and back injuries, the home owner tried to escape. In the attempt, he managed to grab his loaded shotgun and fired two warning shots into the air.

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Snow set to blast Scotland as forecasters warn of 'coldest August spell in a century' | Mail Online

Snow set to blast Scotland as forecasters warn of 'coldest August spell in a century' | Mail Online: Forecasters have warned that Cumbria and Yorkshire could see the coldest August spell in 95 years
The temperature rose no higher than 8.9C in 1919 and it is expected to dip that low again later this week
Snow is predicted in the mountains of Scotland as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north
Experts are predicting scattered showers, cool temperatures and windy weather for the next two weeks
MeteoGroup has said said there is 'not much to be optimistic about' as the Bank Holiday weather looks 'disappointing'

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County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system - The Washington Post

County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system - The Washington Post: Michael Brown was shot in the head and chest multiple times, according to Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner.

While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front.

In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

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Report: Nixon Did Not Give White House ‘Heads Up’ He Was Calling In National Guard « CBS St. Louis

Report: Nixon Did Not Give White House ‘Heads Up’ He Was Calling In National Guard « CBS St. Louis: Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, and he reportedly did so without first telling the White House.

Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring peace and order” to Ferguson, where protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer entered their second week. Police said they acted Sunday night in response to gunfire, looting, vandalism and protesters who hurled Molotov cocktails.

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WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings

WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings: The World Health Organization on Monday urged all countries affected by Ebola to do "exit screening" of individuals at all international airports, seaports and major land crossings.

—By Reuters

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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race | TIME

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race | TIME: Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?
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The answer can be found in May of 1970.

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Sheriff Mark A. Hecker Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | The Munz ~~ Remembering the fallen

Sheriff Mark A. Hecker Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | The Munz ~~ Remembering the fallen





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Sheriff Mark A. Hecker

Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 2014



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Guess What ‘King Putz’ was Doing During the Funeral of Major Gen. Greene

Guess What ‘King Putz’ was Doing During the Funeral of Major Gen. Greene: Major General Greene is first general and highest ranking officer killed in the line of duty since the Vietnam War. It’s bad enough that after his death, Obama did not make an immediate statement. He waited until he was signing a bill to mention Major General Greene as a side comment. But, if you didn’t think Obama’s insult to the military and General Greene’s legacy and family could get any worse, you were wrong.

Byron York tweeted an update for the American people to confirm what Obama was doing during the funeral since he was not in attendance.

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Critics of George W. Bush's foreign policy now taking heat themselves - Washington Times

Critics of George W. Bush's foreign policy now taking heat themselves - Washington Times: Dogged critics of President George W. Bush’s foreign policies suddenly have found that managing the world, and radical Islam, is not as easy as it looked from the outside six or more years ago.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, as a senator and ex-senator, was perhaps Mr. Bush’s most punishing reviewer. He said of the Bush administration in 2007: “It is my opinion that this is one of the most arrogant, incompetent administrations I’ve ever seen personally or ever read about — the most arrogant in history.”

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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times - NYTimes.com

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times - NYTimes.com: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.









In short the man was ATTACKING  The officer



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