Front Line Ferguson: See this tragedy unfold through my eyes running with the wolves through the treacherous streets of Ferguson MO
Front Line Ferguson: See this tragedy unfold through my eyes running with the wolves through the treacherous streets of Ferguson…
FRONT LINE FERGUSON:The Protests turned violent and quickly became an orgy of insanity, the militarized police and violent protesters made…
Front Line Ferguson: The Protests taking place in front of the Ferguson Police Department on November 25th 2014 angered many…
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The grand jury 12-person panel consisting of five woman and seven men began hearing evidence over three months ago in…
Front Line Ferguson: See this tragedy unfold through my eyes running with the wolves through the treacherous streets of Ferguson MO
FRONT LINE FERGUSON:The Protests turned violent and quickly became an orgy of insanity, the militarized police and violent protesters made life in Ferguson a very dangerous place.
Front Line Ferguson: The Protests taking place in front of the Ferguson Police Department on November 25th 2014 angered many people for a reason other than the mike Brown verdict all who saw the shocking incident involving a woman that was having a heart attack she was being carried by five protesters towards the Ferguson Police seeking help from officers, the men carrying her are heard screaming in the video to “she is having a heart attack!”, they promptly responded by launching tear- gas and flash bang grenades at the protesters while carrying the woman, they quickly dropped her on the street and ran leaving the woman on the ground, she was dragged off some time later, her status is unknown at this time.
See this tragedy unfold through my eyes running with the wolves through the treacherous streets of Ferguson MO
The grand jury 12-person panel consisting of five woman and seven men began hearing evidence over three months ago in St. Louis County; the Grand jury agreed that there is “no probable cause” to bring a criminal Indictment against Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Mike Brown.
Commentary: The Darren Wilson verdict and the police shooting of a 12 year old boy in Cleveland will fuel the rage of people that will soon pour into the streets in Ferguson and St Louis to protest what they see as injustice.
The Senate is currently considering a massive immigration reform bill, the “Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and immigration Reform Act of 2007″ (S. 1348). This bill would grant amnesty to nearly all illegal immigrants currently in the United States.
The fiscal consequences of this amnesty will vary depending on the time period analyzed. It is expected that many illegal immigrants who are currently working “off the books” and paying no direct taxes will begin to work “on the books” after receiving amnesty, and therefore tax payments will rise immediately. By contrast, under S. 1348, benefits to these immigrants from Social Security, Medicare, and most means-tested welfare programs (such as Food Stamps, public housing, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) will be delayed for many years. In consequence, then, the increase in taxes and fines paid by amnesty recipients may initially exceed slightly the increase in government benefits received. In the long run, however, the opposite will be true. In particular, the cost of retirement benefits for amnesty recipients is likely to be very large. Overall, the net cost to taxpayers of retirement benefits for amnesty recipients is likely to be at least $2.6 trillion. Continue Reading
Commentary: The $2.6 trillion dollars Obama plans to spend is coming directly from cuts to the military thus gutting our military capabilitys, this dangerous plan puts all Americans illegal or otherwise in grave danger.
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(CNN) — A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday.
The shooting Saturday afternoon came as the nation nervously awaited a grand jury decision on whether to charge the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.
The attorney for the family of the Cleveland youngster, who also was black, downplayed any possible racial connotations to the shooting.
“This is not a black and white issue. This is a right and wrong issue,” attorney Tim Kucharski said.
Police were summoned to the scene outside a recreation center by a 911 caller who said someone — possibly a juvenile — was pointing a gun at people.
“There’s a guy in there with a pistol, you know, it’s probably fake, but he’s like pointing it at everybody,” the caller said, according to audio provided by CNN affiliate WEWS.
“He’s sitting on a swing right now, but he’s pulling it in and out of his pants and pointing it at people,” the caller said. “He’s probably a juvenile, you know?”
When the two officers arrived, the boy did not point the weapon at them or otherwise threaten them, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba of the Cleveland Division of Police told reporters early Sunday.
But he did reach for the weapon, Tomba said.
“The officers ordered him to stop and to show his hands and he went into his waistband and pulled out the weapon,” he said.
Tomba showed reporters the weapon — a large, black BB- or pellet-type replica gun resembling a semiautomatic pistol. An orange tip indicating the gun was an air gun had been removed, police said. Continue Reading
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The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats.
One police wife told KTVI that she’s received threats over the phone and she’s been paranoid for her and her young daughter’s safety ever since.
‘Did they follow me here?’ she told the station. ‘Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home?
Tensions are rising in Ferguson as a grand jury decides whether to charge white Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, 18.
In one recent message, a caller says: ‘Would you rather hear me coming out, coming out and robbing your house? And it would be like, it’d just be like silence man, you couldn’t hear nothing.’
‘It’s very frightening,’ said the police wife, who asked to not be identified.
‘Most people who have a family member who’s a police officer are very proud of what they do.’
She added: ‘This is real and people actually do know how to find us and they do want to harm us.’
The police wife says some officers’ relatives have been leaving town to protect themselves — but she plans on staying.
‘I’m very worried about what’s going to happen to the citizens and what’s going to happen to the businesses and what’s going to happen to the police officers,’ she told KTVI.
‘This is a good community with a long history and they love their community.’
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Saturday Night Lives hilarious spoof on the lawlessness of Obamas executive order on immigration, SNL also exposes the presidents ignorance of the process which laws are passed in America.
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The FBI arrested two men Thursday night accused of purchasing explosives they apparently planned to use during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement source told CBS News.
The men, who live in the St. Louis area, are allegedly members of the new Black Panthers. They were arrested as part of an FBI undercover operation near Ferguson and intended to use the explosives in pipe bombs, the source confirmed.
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FERGUSON, Mo. — When protests broke out here after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August, James Bass knew he had to hit the streets. His father lived in Ferguson, he lived close by, and like many young black men in the St. Louis area, Mr. Bass wanted his voice to be heard.
Amid the chaos of tear gas and police orders to disperse one night, Mr. Bass, 22, was trying to get away from the crowd, only to find officers chasing him, he said, and ordering him to the ground. He spent that night in jail. He was released only after he called his manager at the swimming pool company where he worked, who in turn got the company’s owner to post Mr. Bass’s roughly $500 bond.
“At the time when I did get arrested, my job was in jeopardy because I had work the next day,” Mr. Bass said. “I was like, ‘I’m going to try to avoid getting locked up.’”
With his sole source of income at stake, Mr. Bass said he was unsure whether he would join a new round of protests, expected after the grand jury decides whether to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, 18. That decision is expected to come any day.
Across the St. Louis area, activists, students and clergy members have been planning their responses to the grand jury’s decision. They have made it clear that they plan to again take to Ferguson’s streets, no matter what the grand jury concludes.
Far less clear is which path young men, like Mr. Bass, will choose. They took to the streets spontaneously this summer; some because they believed they could have been shot as easily as Mr. Brown, some because their friends were there, and others to seize an opportunity to confront the police.
Three months ago they faced down lines of heavily armed police officers, but today they again are juggling the day-to-day realities of life. Continue Reading
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The men display several guns in the video.
Via Tactical Sh*t:
A group of black protesters holding weapons put together a video this week threatening to kill “mother-f*ckers” if Officer Wilson is not indicted. It’s hard to understand but at one point they say, “Niggas aint out here playin no more.” And, “We gonna bring it to your front door.”
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Protesters anxiously awaiting the St. Louis grand jury decision relating to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown have been training activists all weekend in preparation for the day the grand jury makes an announcement about whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death.
In a small room located on South Jefferson Avenue in a building used by IUOE Local 148, organizers like Rev. Osagyefo Sekou are instructing groups of individuals about tactics relating to resisting police commands during demonstrations. Sekou is a St. Louis native who grew up in the area but now lives in Massachusetts.
Topics covered by organizers like Sekou as well as Deray McKesson and others included decentralized protest actions, jail support, first aid, legal issues, as well as staying safe on the streets during demonstrations.
McKesson explains, “Today we’ll talk about what it means about decentralized actions. So one of the four parts of what we’re doing is we are not actually telling you where to go or what to do or anything to do with most of your actions. We have some central things planned, but the power of this movement has been with really strong decentralized actions.”
Sekou however, kicks off the training with audience responses to questions he asks.
Sekou says to the group, “Our task in part is, in addition to all the information is get a sense as to why we are here. We are part of the guiding principles for this movement. It’s militant non-violent civil disobedience. Can you please say that?”
Attendees respond, “militant non-violent civil disobedience.”
Sekou continues, “And we use the word ‘militant’ as opposed to the word ‘passive’ non-violent civil disobedience, because we are about a direct encounter with the state to create drama to show that we are willing to take a risk in confronting the state because of injustice. Right?”
Attendees reply, “Right.”
“We break unjust laws, because it’s the morally right thing to do. That’s why we do it. And there’s a tradition of that,” Sekou says to the group of mainly white attendees–many who are at least 50 years old.
“And militant non-violent civil disobedience gave us the 8 hour work day It gave us women’s right to vote It gave us the possibility of me standing here in this room with you without the relative fear of arbitrary violent because this meeting would have been historically illegal 50 years ago. That’s what militant non-violent civil disobedience gave us. We are angry, but we will not allow the anger to have the last word,” says Sekou as the protesters-in-training answered him positively with rousing congregational “yeahs” after each sentence. Continue Reading
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The two attackers are cousins Rassan and Uday Abu Jamal, close relatives of a Hamas terrorist who was released in 2011 as part of the exchange deal for the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit
Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, described as a 'pillar of the community', was born in Liverpool and held a dual British-Israeli passport.
Mr Goldberg, 68, is a grandfather who lived in Golders Green in London before moving to Israel and was a regular visitor to the synagogue.
Friend David Osborne told Jewish News: 'He was the most wonderful person you could meet, a pillar of the community. I was on my way to the synagogue when I heard screams and shots being fired, I knew instantly it was bad.'
The others killed in the attack have been named as Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Rabbi Arieh Kopinsky, 43, and Rabbi Calman Levine, who were all dual US-Israeli nationals. The two terrorists were shot dead after the attack by police.
A Foreign Office spokesman told MailOnline: 'We are aware of the death of a dual British-Israeli national in Israel on 18 November 2014.' Eight people were left injured by the assault, including two police officers.
The horrific attack at the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue on Agasi Street - the deadliest in Israel since a Palestinian assailant killed eight students at a Jewish seminar in March 2008 - follows weeks of rising tensions and the death of a Palestinian bus driver yesterday that many say is suspicious. Continue Reading
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard on Monday afternoon.
According to a news release, the role of the National Guard is to “…support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.”
“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Nixon said in the release.
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Nixon’s order also established that the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis County Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will operate as a unified command to keep members of the public safe and protect property, while allowing citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.
Under the executive order, the St. Louis County Police Department will have command and operational control over security in the city of Ferguson in areas of protests and acts of civil disobedience, should such activities occur.
“All people in the St. Louis region deserve to feel safe in their communities and to make their voices heard without fear of violence or intimidation,” Nixon said in the release.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has said publicly that an announcement of the grand jury’s decision will be made later this month.
The U.S. Department of Justice, which is conducting both civil and criminal investigations of the death of Michael Brown, has not announced when its investigations will be concluded.
“Our department, like other police departments in the region, has a full time job keeping our neighborhoods safe. We are used to working with other agencies in times of necessity,” said St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson in the release. “Having the support of the National Guard available will enable local officers to continue to respond promptly to calls for service.”
“We have taken tremendous strides over the past three months, as our officers have undergone thousands of hours of additional training and reached out to build strong relationships across the community,” said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar in the release. “These additional resources will enhance our ability to achieve our key responsibilities: keeping the public safe, protecting property and enabling people to exercise their constitutional rights.” Continue Reading
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The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case.
The published map shows expected landmarks like the Ferguson City Hall and the County Courthouse.
But it also marks things that have NOTHING to do with the Michael Brown situation, like Anheuser Busch and Boeing.
Most telling thing is the mark for Emerson Electric. Emerson has been in Ferguson for at least 50 years, long before Ferguson became a minority municipality. Yet not only do they mark Emerson they make note of the CEO’s salary. Maybe they’re mutating into an extortion group straight out of the playbook of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition?
Below is the published list of potential St. Louis area targets.
• Robert McCulloch’s office
• St. Louis County Justice Center
• Stephanie Karr’s office
• Olin Corporation Headquarters
• Judge Maura McShane’s courtroom
• St. Louis County Police Department
• Governor Nixon’s Office (Wainwright Building)
• Clayton School District Office
• Department of Justice
• Dean Plocher’s office
• Ronald Brockmeyer’s office
• Dan Boyle’s office
• Thomas Flach’s office
• Regal III Market
• Canfield Green Apartments
• Ferguson Police Department & Jail
• West Florissant Quick Trip
• Missouri Botanical Gradens
• Powell Symphony Hall
• Monsanto Headquarters
• Peabody Energy Headquarters
• Anheuser-Busch Headquarters
• Emerson Electric Headquarters
• Steve Stenger’s lawfirm
• St. Louis Art Museum
• Gateway Arch
• Peabody Opera House
• Ritz Carlton
• Lambert International Airport
• Mayor Slay
• St. Louis City Police Department
• St. Louis Galleria
• Plaza Frontenac
• Six Stars Market
• Colonel Jon Belmar
• Senator Roy Blunt
• Senator Claire McCaskill
• St. Louis City Justice Center
• St. Ann Police Department & Jail
• Clayton City Hall
• GCI Security, Inc.
• St. Louis County Council
• Clayton Police Department & Jail
• Ferguson City Hall
• Lacy Clay’s Office
• Husch Blackwell LLP
• Martin Insurance Group LLC
• Stone, Leyton & Gershman
• University Square Company
• Stone & Alter Real Estate
• Carey & Danis LLC
• The Law Firm of Thomas C Antoniou LLC
• Hammond & Shinners Law Firm
• Collinsville Acquisitions Inc
• Thompson Coburn
• Commercial Bank
• Greater St. Mark Family Church
• Veterans for Peace Office
• St. John’s Episcopal Church
• St. Louis University Hospital
• SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
• SSM St. Mary’s Health Center
• Barnes Jewish Hospital
• St. Alexius Hospital
• Kindred Hospital
• Southwest Medical Center
The Ferguson Mike Brown protesters are not ruling out violence or looting.
“Rioting and looting are the tools of those without a voice. The rioting and looting, while I didn’t participate in it, was necessary. Without it we would not be standing here today.”
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The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean? And why is the president meeting with the violent Mike Brown protesters before a verdict is reached in the court case?
The New York Times hid this in the 21st paragraph of their report:
But leaders here say that is the nature of a movement that has taken place, in part, on social media and that does not match an earlier-era protest structure where a single, outspoken leader might have led the way. “This is not your momma’s civil rights movement,” said Ashley Yates, a leader of Millennial Activists United. “This is a movement where you have several difference voices, different people. The person in charge is really — the people. But the message from everyone is the same: Stop killing us.”
At times, there has been a split between national civil rights leaders and the younger leaders on the ground here, who see their efforts as more immediate, less passive than an older generation’s. But some here said relations have improved in recent weeks.
Some of the national leaders met with President Obama on Nov. 5 for a gathering that included a conversation about Ferguson.
According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has appeared frequently in St. Louis with the Brown family and delivered a speech at Mr. Brown’s funeral, Mr. Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating. He said he hopes that we’re doing all we can to keep peace.”
Obama wants the protesters to stay on course? Unbelievable.
Commentary: Why would the President of the United States meet with this bunch of radical America haters BEFORE a court decision has been reached in the Brown Case? This is a dangerously Incestuous relationship between the president and the radical left in Ferguson, Most people do not understand why he would do this because most people don’t know who this man really is, let me remind you Obama is a Chicago community organizer/ Street General, these are Obamas roots this is why he just can’t help interjecting himself into the fight in Ferguson, what the President did when he meet with this group was basically give the green light to “stay on course.” In other words Riot because in his mind the ends justifies the means. And this would make for a great distraction while he self imposes immigration on the nation.
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The ‘Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’ has issued a warning to the professional protesters massing in Ferguson, Missouri, ahead of a Grand Jury report about the Michael Brown police shooting: If you do violence, it will be met with violence.
Vice News reports that the KKK has put out a flyer on social media about its neighborhood watch efforts, with the following message to the out of town protesters:
The local KKK franchise started the neighborhood watch effort last spring before the Brown shooting. At the time, the local ‘Grand Wizard’, Frank Ancona, told The Riverfront Times:
“They should actually feel more comfortable. People think a Klansman is this big bad evil person that’s looking to lynch and kill everyone that’s not white. That’s completely false. We’re not targeting any certain race, we’re targeting criminal activity. When we see it happen we report it to law enforcement.”
Commentary: This is going to be one big hate fest.
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The Don’t Shoot Coalition, a mix of radical far left grievance groups, they held a press conference yesterday and answered questions from concerned St. Louis residents.
The entire St. Louis region is on pins and needles waiting for the court to release their decision on the Mike Brown case. In August protesters looted and vandalized over 100 local businesses. These protests have cost the city of Ferguson $5.7 million dollars so far. The city and the police are burnout after three months of continued protests.
The protests have been 99.5 percent nonviolent. But we are also being purposefully militant and disruptive. Change has not come through the courts, through politics or through gentle persuasion. We cannot wait any longer for whole segments of our society to gain freedom from abuse. Civil disobedience exposes tensions that already exist below the surface. Our society will not heal if we do not address issues that many people want to keep buried.
Excerpt from the St Louis post-dispatch:
What good does it do to disrupt businesses and people’s lives, when these people are not part of the problem?
Your question does not reflect the whole picture. This involves all of us. It’s wrong to simply draw arbitrary boundaries around issues like fair policing, and decide that most folks are not involved. Many people — especially white folks — feel they can ignore the problem. People who benefit from or are not impacted by this unfair system have a duty to speak up and not be complicit. Ferguson has shifted the boundary line. It is not enough to say, “I’m not racist” just because you have suppressed your conscious biases. The protests are designed to make people feel uncomfortable and spur us all to end society’s structural biases.
Will you be happy (and go home) if Darren Wilson is indicted?
An indictment would be the first step in a long journey. But jury trials have been used before to put on a “show trial” that is destined to end in acquittal. So, we certainly aren’t putting all our eggs into one basket. The cause protesters are fighting for goes far beyond this one case. We are fighting for “No more Mike Browns.” That means an overhaul of the system — and many more battles till victory is achieved.
What will it take to make you stop, then?
We want justice. The Don’t Shoot Coalition has a list of recommended systemic reforms that includes effective civilian review, more state oversight, decertification of police departments, a revised Missouri racial profiling bill, a strengthened Police Officer Standards and Training Commission, and much more. But if you want to see the system work, take action to make it work. Don’t put the onus on the protesters. Your involvement makes the difference. If you want peace, work for justice.
Commentary: Will the weather play a factor in how many protesters pour out into the streets? Remember this is not a 90 degree sunny day in mid-august not only do the protesters have extreme weather to deal with they will also have municipal, county, state and national guard troops to contend with, they have been feverishly preparing to counter whatever the mob throws at them.
Photo by Robert Patrick of the Post-Dispatch
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The Radical RbG Black Rebels which claims to be “Political Action Group and Urban Militia” posted photos of the 7.62 and 9mm ammo they are stockpiling in anticipation of the St. Louis County Michael Brown decision. RPG Balck Rebels are the same group that posted a bounty on Darren Wilson and his family members.
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Shocking footage has emerged showing a Palestinian knife-man murdering a young Israeli woman, as it was revealed she survived a similar terrorist knife attack at the same location nine years ago.
The video shows Dalia Lemkus, 25, being run over and repeatedly stabbed by a man identified as 30-year-old Mahar al-Hashmalud outside the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion area of the West Bank yesterday.
Two others were injured in al-Hashmalud’s knife rampage, which took place shortly after another Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in a separate attack at a Tel Aviv train station.
The disturbing CCTV footage emerged as it was revealed South Africa-born Miss Lemkus had survived a terrorist stabbing in Gush Etzion in 2006, when she was among a group of three hitchhikers attacked by a Palestinian extremist. Continue Reading
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Over 300,000 Americans have already been infected with the potentially fatal ‘kissing bug disease’ called Chagas but U.S. healthcare workers lack of knowledge about the illness is letting many cases of the parasite unnoticed. Some doctors are calling it the ‘new AIDS’ because of the way it develops.
Researchers who gathered on Tuesday at the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in New Orleans said that if caught early the disease can be cured however sometimes the disease can be asymptomatic and there is a dearth in medication for the condition.
The CDC reports that the initial symptoms of the disease caused by a parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, which is spread through the feces of kissing bugs includes fever, fatigue, body aches, rash, diarrhea and vomiting. One of the first visual signs can be a skin lesion or a purplish swelling of the lid of one eye.
The disease can develop in the body causing eventual heart failure and other deadly complications that by the time they are realized cannot be helped with medicine.
Chagas is being called the new AIDS because of its asymptomatic beginnings that can turn to a fatal end if the disease progresses.
‘We were astonished to not only find such a high rate of individuals testing positive for Chagas in their blood, but also high rates of heart disease that appear to be Chagas-related,’ said Nolan Garcia, an epidemiologist at the Baylor College of Medicine.
The CDC has said that they believe most of the people infected with Chagas got the parasite in Mexico or South America before coming to the U.S. Continue Reading
Commentary: The ‘Kissing bug’ disease has already infected OVER 300,000 people in the US…most of whom don’t even know they have the parasite referred to as ‘the new AIDS’ The spread of the parasite Chagas is due to the open U.S. southern border, the very same border our government refuses to secure? Chagas has direct connections to the wave of illegal children from Nicaragua and El Salvador as being the carriers of the bug that has infected over 300,000 Americans already?
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation of America’s nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it.
The cracks appear not just in the military forces equipped with nuclear weapons but also in the civilian bureaucracy that controls them, justifies their cost, plans their future and is responsible for explaining a defense policy that says nuclear weapons are at once essential and excessive.
It’s not clear that the government recognizes the full scope of the problem, which has wormed its way to the core of the nuclear weapons business without disturbing bureaucracies fixated on defending their own turf. Nor has it aroused the public, which may think nuclear weapons are relics of the past, if it thinks about them at all.
This is not mainly about the safety of today’s weapons, although the Air Force’s nuclear missile corps has suffered failures in discipline, training, morale and leadership over the past two years. Just last week the Air Force fired nuclear commanders at two of its three missile bases for misconduct and disciplined a third commander.
Rather, this is about a broader problem: The erosion of the government’s ability to manage and sustain its nuclear “enterprise,” the intricate network of machines, brains and organizations that enables America to call itself a nuclear superpower.
What have been slipping are certain key building blocks — technical expertise, modern facilities and executive oversight on the civilian side, and discipline, morale and accountability on the military side.
The shortfalls are compounded by tight budgets and what experts call a decline in political support for the nuclear system. In the absence of a headline-grabbing nuclear accident in recent decades and receding fears of nuclear war, these problems generally are paid little heed.
The scientific and military capability is arguably the best in the world, but its underpinnings have weakened gradually.
The White House and Congress have paid little attention, allowing the responsible government agencies to “muddle through,” according to a congressional advisory panel. This is the case despite the fact that the U.S. still has thousands of nuclear weapons — more than it says it needs — and is approaching decision points on investing enormous sums to keep the arsenal viable for future generations.
“This lack of attention has resulted in public confusion, congressional distrust and a serious erosion of advocacy, expertise and proficiency in the sustainment” of the nation’s nuclear weapons capabilities, the panel on “Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise” said in a report in April that is expected to be updated soon.
The panel was led by retired Adm. Richard Mies, a former commander of U.S. Strategic Command, in charge of all U.S. nuclear forces, and Norman Augustine, a retired chairman of Lockheed Martin Corp. Continue Reading
Commentary: I don’t think people realize that without these facilities’ operating efficiently we would have no deterrent in place, to protect us from the enemies that would attack us if they believed they could get away with it. America’s nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it, this fact should once again prove these politicians we presently have in power never think of the future because they only live for today. This fact should scare the hell out of every American.
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On Wednesday morning, after his party had suffered spectacular losses in the US mid-term elections, Barack Obama told his country what all defeated political leaders must: “I hear you.” The trouble was that what he had heard was somewhat different from what the electorate had said.
As his press conference progressed, it became apparent that what Mr. Obama believed that voters across the country were telling him was that they were fed up with the whole of the federal governing class in Washington for its failure “to get things done”. In other words, it was the obstructionism of the Republican Congress as much as his White House that was the object of national frustration and anger. Which might cause you to wonder why people did not simply stay at home to express their disgust rather than vote so overwhelmingly for Republican candidates.
But we must see the Obama interpretation of events not as outraged vanity (well, not entirely): in fact, it is remarkably consistent with the world view of Left-liberal politicians in other places. Indeed, the difficulties of Ed Miliband’s Labor leadership have some striking parallels with the Obama delusion. The nub of it was captured neatly by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky who rode home to victory on the Republican wave and is now most likely to become Senate Majority Leader. He diagnosed the collapse of the Democrats’ popularity as being caused by “…a government too busy imposing its views on those who don’t share them”. The Left has always been comfortable with “imposing its views” on populations, large proportions of which do not share them, because it genuinely believes that those views represent the only possible social good: they are not simply one side of an argument in which your opponents can be seen as conscientious and well-meaning (even if mistaken).
Left-liberal ideology is based on the notion that its programmer is the inexorable face of the future: the force of enlightenment engaged in a fight to the death with the benighted past. Those ordinary people who cannot see the light, because they have been deceived by the wicked and self-serving (“class enemies” in the original Marxist formulation) who exploit their ignorance and trick them into voting or agitating against their own true interests, must have this righteous vision imposed upon them for their own good.
It is this doctrine of inevitability that puts Left-wing politics in a realm of its own and justifies its casual attitude to democracy: if you resist, you are pitting yourself against the future. You must realize your error. If you don’t, you may justifiably be dismissed as irrelevant (or worse). Those who refuse to accept the righteous path or who attempt to obstruct it can be assumed to be deliberately malign. Note the similarity here to arguments now being made in Britain by social liberals who insist that anyone who does not accept their prospectus must be ruled out of public discourse. Continue Reading
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A man in North Carolina, who calls himself “Pazuzu Algarad,” murdered two prostitutes in a sacrificial ritual dedicated to the Middle Eastern demon Pazuzu, and then ate their flesh. When investigators entered his home they found, not only a very tense and dark presence, but also Arabic script spray painted throughout the place. The media payed little to no attention to this, but we at Shoebat.com did an investigation of our own. What we found is quite startling: this evil monster was a huge supporter of the Islamic religion and jihadism, and followed numerous jihadist groups on the internet.
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