DICTATORSHIP

Aug 21 17:51

Constitutional Rights Essentially Suspended in Ferguson as Police Raid Homes Door to Door

police or National Guard troops are now sweeping houses door to door in Ferguson, MO. : Ryan J. Reilly

Aug 21 16:22

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.

WEBMASTER NOTE: Right now the corporate media is shoveling ISIS at us as hard as they can, in an obvious propaganda campaign reminiscent of the similar campaign about "Al Qaeda" and "Osama Bin Laden" that preceded 9-11. Given how desperate the US Government is to revive the war agenda, we should be concerned that a new false-flag attack, bigger and bloodier than the World Trade Towers, is being considered.

Aug 21 15:54

Raytheon & the NSA will now be recording everyone's license plate in Massachusetts

Technology and defense giant Raytheon was recently awarded a $130 million contract to install all-electronic tolling systems on the Massachusetts Turnpike and at several local tunnels. A unit of the company’s Integrated Defense Systems business will install the system over the next year and a half.

Aug 21 15:03

Officer fired 9 times in bar shooting - Two innoncent bystanders were shot, 1 killed

Deadly officer-involved shooting in downtown Orlando.

Aug 21 14:03

Police SWAT Lobbyists Mobilize to Cover Their Assets

As a certain level of outrage takes hold, lobbyists for SWAT teams across the country have swung into action to protect the flow of sweet federal military armament heading to police station near you.

Aug 21 13:48

SEC aggressively investigates media leaks

The government agency sends a clear warning to any employee who speaks to a journalist: Shut up

Aug 21 13:42

‘Media Pen’: Journos sidelined on the streets of Ferguson

Police in Ferguson arrested at least 6 people overnight during peaceful protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen. Demonstrators want to see prosecuted the police officer who gunned down Michael Brown while the 18-year-old had his hands up.

Aug 21 12:29

Gaza severely short of water for drinking and bathing

Almost all the Gaza Strip’s 1.8 million residents are suffering from a severe lack of water for drinking and washing, since Israeli bombs seriously damaged the Strip’s water, electricity and sewage infrastructure. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/YFaQiA

Aug 21 12:27

Israel’s Genocidal War Continues; BDS Continues

Palestinians are today's Native Americans. Israel continues genocidal war against them. It's been ongoing for decades. Unless stopped, potential extermination is possible. It happened in Haiti, America and elsewhere. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/VGWUmt

Aug 21 12:24

ATTENTION: Free Palestine billboard removed from Melbourne

Free Palestine banner removed barely up for 48 hours, Australians for Palestine was told that due to "unprecedented complaints" the decision was taken to remove the banner. Take Action here: http://sabbah.in/1z7Rq0W

Aug 21 12:22

Look who’s being pushed to the sea now

The disappearing land, the continuos war and the extreme restrictions imposed on Palestinians makes them the ones being driven into the sea. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1wenhki

Aug 21 12:20

Gas Chambers, Chemical Warfare, Blindings, Mass Bombing and Shelling Civilians — Where do you Draw the Line?

Dear U.S. Supporters of Israel in Gaza, If you believed that the IDF could destroy Hamas by employing portable gas chambers or chemical weapons to publicly Gazan civilians, would you favor doing so? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1tvcoFg

Aug 21 12:18

What would Israel do in Hamas’ shoes?

What would Hamas benefit if it succeeded to kill the prime minister or the chief of staff? Wouldn't we have found substitutes? Would Israel have renounced its leadership? Bowed its head to its leaders' assassins? Would Israel have hastened to build them a deep-water seaport and airport in Gaza? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/XDqFpG

Aug 21 11:05

The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls

Why would a Jew post vile anti-Semitic comments? Because normal people are offended by – and don’t want to be associated with – pure, naked anti-Semitism, and so they will avoid such discussions. If the discussion was originally criticizing a specific aspect of Israel policy, the discussion will break down, and the actual point regarding policy will be lost.

Similarly, anti-Semitic posts weaken websites by making them seem less reputable. Indeed, Common Dreams says that the troll’s anti-Semitic comments drove away many of that site’s largest donors … dealing a severe blow to its continued viability. That’s exactly what trolls spewing anti-Semitic bile are trying to do: shut down logical discussion and discredit and weaken sites which allow rational criticism of policy.

Aug 21 11:03

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs

The plight of Kenya's Sengwer people shows that carbon offsets generated by 'sustainable' forest management are empowering a corporate recolonisation of the South backed by the World Bank against its own guidelines, writes Nafeez Ahmed. Indigenous forest peoples are at risk of genocide while corporations let rip.

Aug 21 11:02

And Now… Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS, Mexican Cartels

So what you have here is some sort of scam designed to get Americans to accept a “solution” that wouldn’t be accepted under anything like normal circumstances. The poor immigrants are being used as props.

Aug 21 10:35

Got weapons? Nude body scanners easily defeated

Researchers are delivering a paper at a security conference Thursday highlighting how easy it is to get weapons through the nude body scanners that have been removed from US airports but have been placed at other government installations across the globe.

The report, given at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, highlights the insecurity of the Rapiscan Secure 1000 Single Pose "backscatter" scanner that once was used throughout the nation's airports but are now deployed at US prisons and courthouses, as well as airports in Africa. The paper, "Security Analysis of a Full-Body Scanner," from researchers at the University of California-San Diego, University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University, confirms what even laymen researchers had already discovered: hiding weapons on the side of one's body defeats the machine (PDF).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This whole TSA thing is a huge money-making scam!

Aug 21 10:30

PICS+ Video - #NYC Solidarity w/ #Ferguson #FreeGaza

COOL! TWO PROTEST GROUPS/ACTIONS MERGE IN NYC.

Large flag dropped from the Manhattan bridge during the Justice for #Palestine march in NYC

Aug 21 10:05

Chaos! Orchestrated Or Coincidental? It Sure Is Focused And Wide Spread!

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ERIC "FAST AND FURIOUS" HOLDER GOES TO FERGUSON

Aug 21 10:04

Americans are waking up to Lamestream media finally....

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People outside CNN's headquarters Atlanta, protesting against the company's coverage of the Ferguson unrest.

Aug 21 09:38

From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel

Many prominent Jewish figures over the past century -- from Albert Einstein to holocaust survivor Primo Levi -- have opposed the idea of an ethnically exclusive Israeli state.

"I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime." --Albert Einstein, 1947

Aug 21 08:28

Veteran Cop: 'If You Don't Want To Get Shot,' Shut Up -- Even If We're Violating Your Rights

There it is folks! Submit to our will our tyranny or we will kill you all!
Submission and terror! If these mattoids win the entire planet will die!

If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you," he writes. "Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?"

Aug 21 08:15

Money And Power: The Real Reason For The NSA Spying On Everyone

We noted that Booz Allen Hamilton (yes, the last employer of one Ed Snowden) had hired former NSA director and also Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell as its Vice Chairman. He was the leading voice out there screaming about the threat of "cyberwar" getting on TV and having lots of opinion pieces in big name publications -- all of which mentioned his former government jobs, but almost none of which mentioned that his current employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, stood to make billions selling "solutions" to the government. And, indeed, Booz Allen has been raking in the cash on "cybersecurity."

Aug 21 07:05

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from companies supplying Israel, Bahrain and Egypt

When tear-gas was first fired into the streets of Ferguson, Missouri at people angry at the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Palestinian activists sent out messages on Twitter giving people tips for how to deal with tear gas’ effects.

And there was another direct connection between events in Missouri and the West Bank, as Palestinian activist Mariam Barghouti noted: the company that supplies the Israeli army with tear gas is the same company supplying the police in Ferguson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people are being treated by the US police the way the Palestinians are treated by the IDF.

Aug 21 07:02

Ferguson Police Raid Church, Continue Arrests

Police raid church that acted as medical station for protesters, make 47 new arrests overnight

Aug 21 06:58

Riding on the Grief Train across No Neck Planet

This is an age of epidemic BS proliferation. The only other forces I know of that match it are ignorance, denial and self interest. Talk about your lethal combinations, when you got all of these that is one toxic cocktail. Bottoms up! Literally.

Aug 21 06:16

Tennessee Targets Gun Rights Group

The Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Division is attempting to reclassify political advocacy organizations as “charities” which would allow increased oversight into the operations of these organizations. It might also might be a pretext to obtain increased oversight and perhaps even for the basis to claim the authority to inspect the books of organizations critical of Governor Bill Haslam and the state legislature. The Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Divisions issued a specific written demand in July that the Tennessee Firearms Association register as a “charity” even though the TFA does not act as a charity nor is it recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS
Read more at http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/08/20/tennessee-targets-gun-rights-group/...

Aug 21 04:54

Good News: Minnesota Supreme Court comes down hard on search and seizure

The Supreme Court has come down hard on search and seizure. Rochelle Olson’s Strib story says, “In two unanimous rulings, the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday curbed law enforcers’ ability to search and seize personal possessions. The more significant ruling, written by Justice Christopher Dietzen, extended U.S. constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure to Minnesota civil, not just criminal, matters.”

In Amy Forliti’s AP story she writes, “Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office is considering its options, which include arguing before the appeals court or appealing the entire case to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Aug 21 04:25

Vancouver man creeped out by drone buzzing near his 36th-story condo

This week, a Vancouver man called the police about a drone flying near his 36th-story window, marking the latest incident in a string of such reports in recent months, police say.

Sgt. Randy Fincham of the VPD told the Vancouver Sun that police have received 13 drone-related complaints this year—10 of those since May 2014. Galway’s incident was the most recent: he was having dinner on the patio of his condo when he spotted the drone at around 8:30pm and then again two hours later.

Like the United States, Canada does allow drones to fly without any official authorization so long as they are for recreational or leisure purposes.

However, Fincham also told the Sun that a drone operator could face prosecution on voyeurism charges if that drone was shown to have been recording someone who “is in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Aug 20 22:53

De facto martial law in Ferguson, Missouri

The state of Missouri, with the full backing of the Obama administration, has responded to continuing protests against the police murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by imposing de facto martial law on the largely working class city of Ferguson.

Aug 20 18:19

School police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons in Compton, California

As Compton students head back to school Monday, residents are expressing concern about a school board policy passed in July that allows campus police who pass an internal selection process to buy semi-automatic AR-15 rifles and carry them in their patrol car trunks while on duty.

Aug 20 18:16

Kajieme Powell St. Louis Police Shooting Graphic VIDEO Near Ferguson

Breaking VIDEO: COPS SHOOT & THEN HANDCUFF #STL CITIZEN THAT DIED! Powell Shooting (Cell Phone Camera)

LIVE: #Ferguson Continues to Protest
http://12160.info/page/watch-live-ferguson-continues-to-protest-michae...

Aug 20 17:52

'I just asked a question!' Canadian reporter arrested in Ferguson

Veteran CTV ccorrespondent, Tom Walters is arrested and manhandled by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri last night.

Aug 20 17:32

Ferguson is not Gaza … yet

U.S. law enforcement maintains extensive relations with Israel, but militarized policing is largely homegrown

Aug 20 14:40

Last Night America was Just 1 'Squeeze' Away...

It came this close... raised & pointed at civilians & journalists on a sidewalk. Captured by indy journalist RebelZ

Cop said "I will fcking kill you!" #Ferguson - POINTED GUN #OfficerGoFuckYourself

Aug 20 14:27

I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me."

Aug 20 14:16

Twitter Steps Up, Suspends Accounts That Share Horrific Beheading Video

Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Company CEO Dick Costolo made the announcement early Wednesday morning on his own Twitter feed, after a video of the alleged beheading emerged Tuesday on YouTube.

Aug 20 14:10

Video Collection: Militarized Police Execute American Nationals Indiscriminately

These are just a few among the thousands of American nationals executed

Aug 20 14:01

What Military Gear Your Local Police Department Bought

Since President Obama took office, the Pentagon has transferred to police departments tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

Aug 20 13:58

The 35.4 Percent:

109,631,000 on Welfare

Aug 20 13:51

Exclusive 16 min Rare interview with Ron Paul

Exclusive full interview with Ron Paul. We talk about libertarian history and the economics of Kaynesianism. The inherent libertarian beliefs that all people are born with. We also discuss foreign policy and the moves against Russian banking with the threat of BRICS countries against the dollar. And how the media has treated Dr. Paul

Aug 20 13:44

High school student says he was arrested for killing dinosaur in class assignment

A 16-year-old Summerville High School student says he was arrested Tuesday morning and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun. -- It's a shame that common sense isn't part of the test for a teaching certificate.

Aug 20 13:41

Watch MICHAEL RIVERO on "AMERICA'S BOOK OF SECRETS - "The Gold Conspiracy"

“The Gold Conspiracy” It is one of the most precious metals in the world. A glittering commodity so rare that people will go to great lengths to obtain it. But who sets the price?

Aug 20 13:06

Furious About Ferguson? Work to Free Shaneen Allen

Whatever we eventually learn about what happened in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, Michael Brown is beyond mortal help. The same is not true of Shaneen Allen, a 27-year-old working mother of two and robbery victim who faces an eleven-year prison term for the supposed offense of carrying a legally licensed firearm.

Like the late Mr. Brown, Allen – a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- is an African-American. She has no criminal record, and her case is untainted by allegations that she had committed a violent crime.

Aug 20 12:23

The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S.

Former Congressman – and Cleveland mayor – Dennis Kucinich wrote a must-read post yesterday:

Aug 20 11:52

Inspector General’s Report Highlights The IRS’s Ongoing Circus

If one needs further evidence that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has veered out of control, look no further than last week’s Treasury Inspector General’s repor

Aug 20 11:34

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #12)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1oRXt9E

Aug 20 11:32

Why #GazaUnderAttack ceasefire talks collapsed?

Rogue terror states operate this way. Israel is one of the worst. It's a democracy in name only. It treats Palestinians like subhumans. It considers its Arab citizens fifth column threats. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pLuFyY

Aug 20 11:31

And Then, There is Israel

Israel shows little regard for International Law and yet insists on being blessed and excused by the world. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1q0SGkc

Aug 20 11:25

AVAAZ spreads Tutu’s message to divest from Israel and free Palestine

It's a tremendous thing for us to once again stand alongside Archbishop Tutu in standing up for justice, but out of a love for all people that refuses to fall victim to the fear and ignorance that is our universal enemy. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1qqHsmE

Aug 20 11:19

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 45

LIVE BLOG | Day 45 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel continues its massive offensive operation #ProtectiveEdge on #GazaUnderAttack . #Palestine . Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pNtM8H

Aug 20 11:17

Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza

These are the top 5 myths the American media left the public with about Israel's brutal offensive of Gaza. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1lhWRK7

Aug 20 10:30

Passengers overcharged after TSA hikes ‘security fees’

Airlines and ticket agents are warning that hundreds of thousands of travelers might be getting overcharged on airline tickets to Alaska, Hawaii, and foreign destinations because of computer problems related to higher Transportation Security Administration fees.

Aug 20 10:27

Army to Continue ‘Black Helicopter’ Training Over Twin Cities Despite Anger

The U.S. Army is set to continue training exercises involving low flying “black helicopters” over Minneapolis and St. Paul tonight despite residents and local officials expressing outrage at the danger posed by the unannounced drills.

Aug 20 10:24

Study: TSA Full-Body X-Ray Scanners Miss Guns, Explosives, Knives

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University maneuvered weapons past the full-body X-ray scanners that were deployed at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013 – at a cost of more than $1 billion.

Aug 20 10:23

Government's Response To Snowden? Strip 100,000 Potential Whistleblowers Of Their Security Clearances

The government swears it protects whistleblowers but the efforts it makes undermines its assertions. Telling people the government is targeting them for reasons it doesn't seem to be able to put into words is called a "criminal act." But here's the most surprising fact from Evanina's profile.

One crisp action taken following agency auditing after Snowden’s exposure: 100,000 fewer people have security clearances than did a year ago, Evanina said. “That’s a lot.”

This looks like the proper response to someone like Snowden. Handing out too many security clearances undermines security. But it's more than that: it's a consolidation of power. By stripping 100,000 people of their clearances, the government eliminates 100,000 potential whistleblowers. With fewer eyes watching surveillance programs, odds of abuse multiply. Someone has to watch the watchers and sometimes that someone is nothing more than a government contractor.

Aug 20 10:20

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

A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

Aug 20 10:17

CNN Anchor Suggests Police Use Water Cannons On Ferguson Protesters

In discussing seemingly less-violent options for crowd control, Rosemary Church wonders why the largely white authorities in Ferguson haven't considered using water cannons on the the largely black crowds. Once her co-anchor Errol Barnett processed what she just said, he looks at her like she's gone insane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All I can think of is the song line, "Don't know much about history..."

And it is very obvious that Ms. Church is blissfully unaware of the the civil rights movement and struggle in this country in the 60s, when peaceful African-Americans protestors got routinely hit with water cannon attacks so hard, they literally fell to the ground.

As reported at wikipedia.com:

As the jails and holding areas filled with arrested students, the Birmingham Police Department, led by Eugene "Bull" Connor, used high-pressure water jets and police attack dogs on the children and bystanders.

But when you look at this corporate presstitute, whose job it is not to report the news, or do any due-dilligence fact-checking, but to skew the news in any direction the Federal government wants it to be skewed, what she said was both completely logical, and throughly, outrageously stupid and insensitive at the same time.

The Corporatocracy has spoken: either stop protesting, or such protest will be brutally repressed.

But I think the real reason Furgeson has been so over-run with reporters, etc., after this horrifically tragic incident of the shooting of Michael Brown, is to look at creating a national wave of protest which would give Obama the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights nationally, and invoking martial law. Or at the very least, creating a racial issue for the Democrats to ride into the November elections.

Who know, perhaps, even postponing the mid-terms in November indefinitely?!?

As an observer of the geopolitical scene for some time now, I do not have the luxury...of believing in "coincidences".

Aug 20 08:59

ISIS are Sunni Impostors & Saudi-CIA Shills

John McCain in a meeting with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!

An effort is being made to paint ISIS as a "Sunni" movement in order to suggest that they may have a far larger following and can ignite a major conflict.

AbuBakr.jpg(America's latest Bin Laden, after meeting with handler John McCain)

But nothing could be further from the truth. ISIS are Salafis, a manifestation of a modern phenomenon in Islam which scholars have referred to as "Revivalism." The Islamic revivalists have two important things in common: they have always been British-sponsored, and are marked by a rejection of Islamic legal tradition.

Aug 20 08:51

The Militarization of America's police

Here's how it all happened. A little-known Pentagon program has been quietly militarizing American police forces for years. A total of $4.2bn worth of equipment has been distributed by the Defense Department to municipal law enforcement agencies, with a record $546m in 2012 alone. In the fine print of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1997, the "1033 program" was born. It allows the Defense Department to donate surplus military equipment to local police forces.

Aug 20 08:50

City of Des Moines Begins Homeless Camp Evictions

The City of Des Moines said it gave about 50 homeless people living in camps along the river fair warning. On Monday, city crews went from site to site making sure the campers had packed up and moved.

“Today they’re going to come down and take everybody’s stuff and throw it in the dump,” said Don Welch.

Welch was kicked out of a camp site under the George Washington Carver Bridge.

The city brought in a garbage truck and end loader to remove the trash and belongings left behind. Crews are targeting about a dozen remote campsites along the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers. Officials said most of the campers had already left on their own. Police were on hand to deal with any problems with the few who remained.

“If you don’t leave, they’re going to put you in jail,” warned Welch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Phil Delafield, I call grade-A, bovine excrement on that last statement of yours.

and what about Don Welch's warning that if these people don't move, they will be jailed?!?

If this is not the criminalization of homelessness, I don't know what the hell is.

That these people only have the choice between moving out of sight, or jail, says a lot about the current moral, and fiscal, state of Des Moines; and I can tell you, neither perspective is very pretty right now.

Aug 20 08:43

Officer involved shootings escape FBI scrutiny

Demonstrations are popping up across the US to protest not only the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, but a host of other police killings of unarmed persons. Over 400 citizens are shot by law enforcement every year in the US, according to the FBI, but this figure is widely believed to be inaccurate due to inadequate reporting procedures by law enforcement.

Aug 20 08:34

Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

Congress Is For Sale to the Highest Bidder

Americans of all stripes oppose the militarization of U.S. police forces.

For example:

A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far

A new Pew research poll shows that a plurality of people think that the police have gone too far in Ferguson, Missouri

So why does Congress continue to approve militarization? For the same reason that Congress members vote for NSA spying on Americans and go easy on Wall Street criminals: money.

Maplight reports that congress critters opposing Congressman Grayson’s bill to demilitarize police receive 73% more money than those voting for it:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Federal Government, through its collective actions, both domestically and internationally, has lost all credibility and all morality.

Its policies have left this country morally and fiscally bankrupt, and warrants absolutely no faith whatsoever from the American people.

We the people, have become expendable and useless to the American political process, because by the time candidates are vetted at the state and national level, the corporations funding their campaigns have told them, very clearly, what the quid pro quo is for their funding.

Aug 20 08:29

Does THIS Explain the “Snipers” Shadowing the Occupy Protests?

Was the Government Prepared to Deploy Snipers If the Occupy Protests Gained Momentum?

TruthDig reported last year:

“Did the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders?” asks investigative reporter Dave Lindorff at WhoWhatWhy. “What did the Feds know? Whom did they warn? And what did the Houston Police know?”

A Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund yielded an FBI document containing knowledge of a plot by an unnamed group or individual to kill “leaders” of the Houston chapter of the nonviolent Occupy Wall Street movement.

Here’s what the document said, according to WhoWhatWhy:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the policy of extrajudicial assassinations has been very much alive and well in this country for quite some time.

Aug 20 08:28

Is Portugal Next in Line for Wealth Confiscation?

The pattern should be seared in your memory by now. If you fail to recognize it, you could be struck with a huge financial blow.

It’s a pattern that has played out over and over throughout history: a government gets into financial trouble, then denies there’s a problem, which is followed by a surprise wealth grab.

That’s exactly what happened when bank deposits in Spain and Cyprus were raided. We’ve also seen retirement savings confiscated in some form in Poland, Portugal, and Hungary. Capital controls have been imposed in Cyprus and Iceland.

Of course these aren’t the only examples of blatant government thievery. These examples are just within Europe and just within recent years. They can and will happen anywhere.

Aug 20 08:25

Why cops have a bad reputation

Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Civil Rights are a matter of principle, and I would like to remind this officer that the United States Supreme Court ruled in John Bad Elk vs United States that when the police are acting outside the law the citizen has a legal right to resist, up to and including the use of lethal force.

Aug 20 08:07

Sadistic cop keeps tazering unresponsive man

Aug 20 07:52

BUSTED! Gov. Running #Ferguson Twitter Psyop

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a fact that the US Government has spent millions of your tax dollars buying special software that allows government propagandists to create and use hundreds of fake identities to flood social media with US Government propaganda.

That they are provably using this system now to fan up the racial tensions tells us that indeed Ferguson is an operation to try to trigger mass race riots leading to martial law. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!

Shortly after exposing the government propaganda accounts, this poster was issued a warning form Twitter, implying that calling attention to these manufactured government accounts would suspend his own twitter account!

Aug 20 07:49

WATCH THIS, THE LOCALS KNOW THE FERGUSON RIOTERS ARE PAID

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!!!

Aug 20 07:38

Officer points gun at me and other media on W. Florissant #ferguson

Aug 20 07:37

OfficerGoFuckYourself

Aug 20 07:32

UK police probes MP Galloway for anti-Israel remarks

British police have questioned prominent UK lawmaker George Galloway over his critical statements of the Israeli regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving that the government of Great Britain is just as much a slave to Tel Aviv as the US Government is!

Aug 20 06:07

ISIS, Israel and US duplicity

Mainstream media wants us to believe ISIS sprung up out of a hole in the ground and became powerful enough to take over large cities without any assistance from the big powers. The ineptitude of that narrative is an insult to everyone’s intelligence.

The US government claims it has launched several air strikes against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants in Iraq. These are the same ISIS militants that the US and its client states are supporting in Syria; the same breed and stock of militants they let loose like wild dogs to lynch Gaddafi and wreak havoc in Libya.

It is traditional US diplomacy to play a double game — on the one hand training, arming and financing terrorists to overthrow or destabilize non-compliant governments, while at the same time condemning those same malcontents when it is convenient to do so.

Aug 20 03:32

Cop Points Gun at Journalists: “I’m Going to F***ing Kill You!”

Shocking footage out of Ferguson, Missouri shows a police officer pointing his gun directly at protesters and press

Aug 20 01:47

VIDEO: Caleb-Michael Files -Officer points gun at me and other media on W. Florissant #ferguson

As myself and other media were attempting to get to action. We were approached by this officer who was wildly wielding his gun.
Caleb-Michael Files

As myself and other media were attempting to get to action. We were approached by this officer who was wildly wielding his gun.

Aug 20 00:47

VIDEO: ID this Cop said "I will fcking kill you!"#officergofuckyourself #Ferguson - POINTED GUN

"I will fucking kill you" says cop on @Rebelutionary_Z livestream. Gave his name as Officer Go Fuck Yourself. #Ferguson

Aug 19 23:42

Lessons from Ferguson: Prepping for Civil Unrest and Martial Law

Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the event.

Aug 19 23:18

Movement! The Tide is Returning

"Don't hate the media. Become the media!" ~ Jello Biafra

Aug 19 23:17

Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Aug 19 23:11

Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

This was no ordinary defeat for Mr. Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against the Second Amendment” group. Losing to a local sheriff in a county dominated by Democratic Party voters just might have set his futile movement back to a point of no recovery.

Aug 19 22:41

Boston PD Tested Facial Recognition Software By Recording Every Face At Local Music Festivals

Concertgoers at last year’s annual Boston Calling music festivals weren’t just there to watch the show — they were watched themselves as test subjects for Boston police’ new facial recognition technology, which reportedly analyzed every attendee at the May and September two-day events.

Aug 19 22:29

Cops cleared more than 400 times each year for justified homicides

More than 400 fatal police killings a year are sanctioned by local, state and federal authorities as justified homicides, but the FBI doesn’t specifically track how many times officers are prosecuted for improperly causing a person’s death.

Aug 19 22:25

Database Shows What Military Equipment Your Local Police Department Has Been Stockpiling

We know that the Department of Homeland Security has been buying up billions of rounds of ammunition, military grade rifles, armored vehicles, riot gear and a host of other supplies. But local police stockpiles have remained fairly hidden from the public, save for the brief peeks we get during mass policing actions like those in Ferguson, Missouri over the last week.

But if you’re interested in what your local county has been stockpiling compliments of The Department of Homeland Security, a database from the military’s Defense Logistics Agency can help.

Aug 19 22:06

Suspect dead after officer involved in shooting near Ferguson

A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers midday on Tuesday, less than four miles from the protests in Ferguson. The man was brandishing a knife, witnesses said.

Aug 19 22:03

The Militarization of the Police Has Produced a Murder Machine — Paul Craig Roberts

Perhaps this is the way Americans have always been. However, it seems to me that it is much worse today than I remember from earlier decades. However mindless Americans might have been in the past, they seem much more so today.

Aug 19 19:33

The Pros And Cons Of Militarizing The Police

PROS:
Same tactics used successfully in Afghanistan, Iraq
Modern law enforcement simply cannot do their job properly by relying on handguns, tasers, and tear gas alone
A real shot in arm for nation’s ailing weapons industry.......

CONS:
Most police officers have proven fully capable of violently subduing protesters without any military-grade weapons......

Aug 19 17:57

Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far

A new Pew research poll shows that a plurality of people think that the police have gone too far in Ferguson, Missouri

So why does Congress continue to approve militarization? For the same reason that Congress members vote for NSA spying on Americans and go easy on Wall Street criminals: money.

Maplight reports that congress critters opposing Congressman Grayson’s bill to demilitarize police receive 73% more money than those voting for it:

Aug 19 17:42

My prediction about Facebook came true

"The company is too important as a data-mining asset of the intelligence community to let it fall into disrepair and chaos."

Aug 19 16:03

Holohoax Survivors Getting In On The Michael Brown/ Ferguson, MO Action

Just when you think this circus couldn't get any more ridiculous, the obligatory "holocaust survivor" pops up to insert herself into the latest newsworthy crisis- just in case the 20th century's top (alleged) atrocity was being overshadowed by current racial strife.

Aug 19 15:34

New Audio: Listen to Edward Snowden Defend Whistleblowers

Edward Snowden beamed into DC from Russia

Aug 19 15:31

'Less-than-lethal' ammunition makers profiting off unrest from Ferguson to Israel

So-called less-than-lethal munitions used on protesters in Ferguson have become not only a symbol of a militarized mindset among law enforcement in the US, but have galvanized bonds between struggles against state aggression, from Missouri to Palestine.

Aug 19 14:48

California “Kill Switch” Bill Could Be Used to Disrupt Protests

This week’s events in Ferguson, Missouri highlight the risks of abuse all too clearly. Police have repeatedly attempted to disrupt protests and ordered both demonstrators and press to turn off recording devices. If the California bill were in place in Missouri, these officers might deploy the government kill switch alongside tear gas and rubber bullets, using the mandated technology to stop coordination between protesters, cut off access to outside information, and shut down video recordings that can deter police misconduct.

The purpose of the California kill switch bill may be to turn stolen phones into worthless “bricks,” but in its current form it could be used to brick protests that police disapprove of. Such a measure is unnecessary, and highly dangerous to the exercise of civil liberties.

Aug 19 14:43

Who Needs SOPA? US Court Wipes Sites From The Internet For 'Infringement' Without Even Alerting Sites In Question

TorrentFreak has the exceptionally troubling story of a federal district court in Oregon issuing an incredibly broad and questionable order, effectively wiping a bunch of websites out, without ever letting the websites in question know that they were being "tried" in court. The request came from ABS-CBN, a giant Filipino entertainment company arguing infringement, of course. But the argument against these sites is somewhat questionable already, made worse by the demand that the whole thing be done under seal (without alerting the site operators). Then Judge Anna Brown granted the temporary restraining order, basically deleting these sites from the internet, without even a sniff of an adversarial hearing.

Aug 19 14:26

6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."

Aug 19 13:48

Massachusetts Governor Tightens Rope on Gun Owner Rights

According to Governor Patrick, ‘Our communities and our families are safer when irresponsible gun sales and use are reduced. This legislation moves us in that direction.”

One wonders how he can prove this.

Aug 19 13:10

Swat Team Raided with Immigration, Tibetan Monks for over extended visas while they were on a Peace Mission in U.S.

SWAT teams in the U.S. are militarized and are being used for the most basic purposes now. They raid homes for the smallest reasons.

In 2006, they raided Tibetan Monks on a Peace mission for expired visas with immigration officials.

Now are they going to do this for illegals here now that commit crimes or just go against the American citizens?

I found this as I have been doing research about SWAT teams in the U.S. and if they are privately owned mercenaries and found this information.

Aug 19 13:06

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated #11)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1lfDKAl

Aug 19 12:52

How I beat a Speeding Ticket in California Superior Court of Appeals (Without A Lawyer)

I always encourage everyone to fight their traffic tickets and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket instead of surrendering it to the corrupt state. I've beaten about 15 tickets since I learned how to properly fight the revenue agents in 2001. One victory which was particularly gratifying was a speeding ticket I received in Upland, CA in 2002. I was initially convicted of speeding, but appealed and won in California Superior Court of Appeals, when a panel of three Superior Court Appellate Judges ruled for me and threw out the phony conviction. This was pretty easy to do, and I encourage everyone else to do so. I finally got around to scanning my 4-Page legal brief and the Appeals Court 7-page decision.

Aug 19 12:40

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma

You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1vdWxfI

Aug 19 12:39

The spirit of humanity shines bright in Palestine

We must demand that Palestinians, like Israelis, are able to live free from fear, in dignity and with equality. The spirit of humanity demands no less. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/YvJQlt

Aug 19 11:58

For the last 15 years, at least $77 million in sophisticated counterfeit $100 bills have flooded into the country from Israel.

Government breaks up ring that circulated counterfeit $100s for 15 years

Aug 19 11:53

24/7 Online Live Stream From #GazaUnderAttack (Israel resume airstrikes)

Israeli air strikes and rocket fire resume as Gaza negotiations collapse . Watch live streams from #GazaUnderAttack here: http://sabbah.in/1zNYQta

Aug 19 11:52

Ferguson Police Have Body Cameras… But Don’t Wear Them

While many are crying out for the use of body cameras to be adopted in towns such as Ferguson, Missouri, the Wall Street Journal reported, “Police in Ferguson have a stock of body-worn cameras, but have yet to deploy them to officers.“

Aug 19 11:46

The US War Culture Has Come Home to Roost

Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17, 2014, a police force using armored vehicles and military tactics fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful protesters who had been demanding justice against Darren Wilson, a killer cop who took the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. According to an autopsy, Michael Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head; one of the bullets that penetrated his head came from above him, which could indicate an “execution style” for the killing attributed to Wilson. A return to violent tactics rather than the community policing promised by the authorities to the people of Ferguson, and a decision by Governor Jay Nixon to call up the National Guard were very much part of an escalation.

Aug 19 11:42

Sonic Weapon Used to Push Back Reporters, Protestors

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The model for a civil police force is that the guilty are caught and punished while the innocent are left unmolested. The worst aspect of the militarization of the US police is that they target large masses of Americans without regard to who is actually engaged in wrongdoing. This i snot policing. This is repression.

Aug 19 11:26

Tennessee Sate Highway Stromtroopers Shakedown and Steal Innocent Citizens Property through "civil asset forfeiture"

Aug 19 10:54

‘Raid & Detain’ Is Now The Standard Procedure For Internet Trash-Talk?

An innocent elderly woman’s home was raided by SWAT when she was suspected of using the internet to trash-talk and post threats toward the local police. In response, gun-wielding assailants breached her doors and windows in a violent search for electronic evidence. The hair-raising incident took place at the household of Louise Milan on Powell Street. It was the place where she and her husband had raised their six children, and had lived for three decades. On June 21, 2012, the solitude of the familial home was shattered — along with numerous doors and window panes.

Aug 19 10:42

How Foreign Militaries Share Responsibility for What’s Happening in Ferguson

Abby Martin remarks on the growing militarization of America’s local police forces in the midst of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, highlighting a program known as Urban Shield, where US police forces train and learn military tactics together.

Aug 19 10:23

The Ferguson Police Have a Card up Their Sleeve

The Ferguson Police Department has a plan for how to improve their image to a world stunned by the unfolding story of the shooting of Michael Brown: Make their new boss from the state highway patrol look bad. Make Michael Brown look bad. Make the protesters look bad. Make the entire Ferguson community look bad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The media is still trying to spin Ferguson as a whites versus blacks issue.

It isn't.

As these photos from the Occupy Wall Street protests show, the real issue is ALL Americans, of every color, against a brutal government.




Aug 19 09:53

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

Oh! My gosh! He was full of the devil weed. He had Reefer Madness! One more nail in the cop's BS story!
If you really want the protests to go away it's simple Governor! Arrest the police officer for murder and jail him with no bond. Arrest and or run the Poverty Pimps and the federal agent provocateurs outa Missouri.
SHOW ME! Governor!

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.

Aug 19 09:05

#FergusonUnderFire ~~ 90 YEAR OLD HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ARRESTED

Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest

Aug 19 08:46

Cost of Medical Bills for Baby Hit by SWAT Grenade? Over $800,000. County's Refusal to Pay? Priceless

Remember back in May when a gang of uniformed thugs from the Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby?

Well, stellar group that they are, they've refused to pay the over $800,000 in medical bills for the child that they permanently disfigured and nearly killed. That's right. They aren't paying the bills and are leaving the family to try and cover the costs for the toddler's care.

Aug 19 08:40

Ferguson, MO and the “Israelization” of America’s Police Force

Ferguson, Mo is not about the militarization’s of America’s police force. It is and should be about the “Israelization” of America’s police force in equipment, training, ideology, perception and doctrine.

Aug 19 08:07

Intercept Reporter Shot With Beanbags and Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

Intercept reporter Ryan Devereaux was arrested this morning while on the ground covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson, who witnessed the apprehension, Ryan and a German reporter he was with were both taken into custody by members of a police tactical team. They were handcuffed and placed in a wagon, and Carson was told they were being taken to St. Louis County jail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police seem to be targeting reporters more than the protesters!

Aug 19 07:18

A cure for the common queue at the airport

TSA is seeking “Next Generation Checkpoint Queue Design” proposals to speed along people who have enrolled in its PreCheck program. Travelers who pay $85 and submit ample personal information and their fingerprints can bypass semi-strip-downs, routine groping and the nudie X-ray whole-body scanners. More than 400,000 people have paid up, providing TSA with a windfall of more than $30 million.

However, even a political scientist could recognize TSA PreCheck’s perverse incentive. The worse the TSA abuse of average travelers, the more people will pay $85 to avoid degradation at airport checkpoints. TSA can thereby profit every time a video showing it mauling innocent passengers goes viral on the Internet. Since the TSA is a federal agency, charging extra for PreCheck cannot be considered extortion.

Aug 19 07:12

Globalizing Gaza

Globalizing Gaza in both military and legal terms raises the slogan "we are all Palestinians" from one of political solidarity to literal accuracy. Its collolary also highlights a key element of international politics of which we must be keenly aware: our governments are all Israel. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1rkar1Q

Aug 19 07:11

Is the Control of Gaza’s Offshore Gas Reserves a Factor in Israeli Military Operations?

As Israel's energy issues become more pronounced, repeated military incursions into Gaza show that dominating and exploiting its offshore gas reserves is an increasingly important issue. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1BxEBkk

Aug 19 07:10

The U.S. Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC

The majority of the American people believe that they are governed by their elected representatives in Congress which in reality is more akin to a Knesset serving the interests of war criminal AIPAC Israeli Zionists. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1n5yMRJ

Aug 19 07:09

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long?

Aug 19 07:08

UN #GazaUnderAttack Emergency Situation Report as of 18 August 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 18 August 2014, 0800 hrs) Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1kRDx5F

Aug 19 06:15

Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia Suspicious of U.S

Poland has joined the Czech Republic and Slovakia in pondering a defense strategy independent of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and United States security guarantees of dubious value. “The Polish-American alliance isn’t worth anything,” Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said recently on a secretly recorded audiotape released to the world by what he calls “criminal gangs”—likely intelligence agencies trying either to weaken the Polish government or strengthen America’s position in Europe.

Sikorski went on to predict that Poland may find itself in a military confrontation with Russia or Germany:

“It is downright harmful, because it creates a false sense of security . . . Complete bullshit. We’ll get in conflict with the Germans, Russians and we’ll think that everything is super, because we gave the Americans a blow job. Losers. Complete losers.”

Aug 19 06:09

New trailer for banned documentary on DC pedophile ring

No trailer for the suppressed documentary Conspiracy of Silence, a treatment of the so-called Franklin Scandal, has previously existed. This trailer (featured above) has been created to call attention to a vitally important documentary.

The film, scheduled for broadcast by the Discovery Channel on May 3, 1994, was suddenly pulled by the station at the last minute without comment or explanation.
The film documents a sordid and criminal element of pedophiles and child rapists which reaches the highest levels of government, long before the story broke in 2004 of Washington DC male prostitution rings run by White House reporter Jeff Gannon.

An investigation by a committee of the Nebraska State Legislature, focused on allegations coming out of the famed Omaha institution Boys Town, was thwarted by federal authorities, who successfully sought to portray and prosecute the victims of a child sex abuse ring as perjurers.

Aug 19 04:50

Crowd Gathers at CNN Headquarters to Protest Missouri Shooting (Photos and Tweets)

Protesters held a rally outside CNN in Atlanta Monday night to “demand radical change.” The #ItsBiggerThanYou protest urged protesters to wear their “Sunday best” and graduation gowns to ask the world, “How good must we look to be considered innocent?”

CNN doesn't report it.

See also:
http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/downtown/2014/08/18/atlanta-fe...

Aug 18 22:52

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

But the pathologist said the team that examined Michael Brown can't be sure yet exactly how the wounds were inflicted, citing the need for more information.

Aug 18 22:49

‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguson, Mo., residents say

FERGUSON, Mo.
Anger and frustration over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer has been expressed through prayer vigils and peaceful protests throughout this St. Louis suburb.

During the daytime.
When the sun goes down, violence has reigned.

No one is more frustrated than local residents and leaders.

“The people causing all the trouble, they aren’t from Ferguson,” said resident Mike Marion, 26. “They’re from all over. They’re not trying to make things better or stand up for Michael Brown. They’re just taking advantage of the situation.”

Aug 18 22:29

LIVE Updates: Protesters and the National Guard in Ferguson

VIDEO FEED:

Missouri Governor Nixon ordered the National Guard into a St. Louis suburb early Monday morning. Over the past week demonstrations have erupted over the police shooting death of Michael Brown.

Aug 18 22:25

Police fire tear gas on protesters near QuikTrip in Ferguson; shots fired at scene

Updated at 11:56 p.m. with more details of tear gas; shots fired
When protesters defied police orders to leave the parking lot of the burned-out QuikTrip, police fired tear gas Monday night after repeated warnings.

Just before midnight, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters shots had been fired at Canfield and told the media to go to the command center about a quarter-mile away.
The St. Louis County Police Chief, Jon Belmar, echoed Dotson, telling reporters to move back to the command post because of gunfire.
Police fired at least three tear gas volleys near the QuikTrip as emergency vehicles sped to the scene. Police also used tear gas to break up protesters near West Florissant and Northwoods Estates.

"They're gassing our kids," one protester shouted.
At several points during the night, police warned off protesters by beating the pavement with their night sticks.

Aug 18 17:24

100 Years of Tear Gas

Ovrr the past two decades, sales of tear gas, and less-lethal weapons more broadly, have grown substantially. Just as tear-gas salesmen in the 1920s monitored news headlines, today’s chemical executives receive market reports informing them, for instance, that “civil unrest has become commonplace in many regions of the world, from protesters in Brazil to activists in the Middle East. Governments have responded by purchasing record amounts of non-lethal weapons.”

In the 100 years since it was first developed, tear gas, advertised as a harmless substance, has often proven fatal, asphyxiating children and adults, causing miscarriages, and injuring many. The human-rights organization Amnesty International has listed tear gas as part of the international trade in tools of torture, and Turkey’s medical association has condemned it.

Yet while tear gas remains banned from warfare under the Chemical Weapons Convention, its use in civilian policing grows.

Aug 18 17:08

Rep. Hunter Criticizes Police Use of Battlefield Equipment

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican and military veteran who represents east San Diego County, has joined lawmakers criticizing the militarization of police forces in the wake of rioting in Ferguson, MO

Aug 18 15:39

Michael Brown shooting: Private autopsy results revealed

The last 2 shots were fired at a downward angle. One in the top of the skull ranging downwards,no mention of exit. The second headshot ranging downwards through the right eye,through his face downward into his collar bone.
Some are now suggesting that Mike Brown lowered his head like a bull and charged head down into the 2 bullets that killed him. More likely he was on the ground with head facing his shooter who popped him once in the top of the head and once through the right eye,jaw and out into the collar bone. It took over 30 minutes to be called in. Plenty of time to clean up!

FERGUSON, Mo. - A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know."

Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said Monday that an preliminary results of an independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

Aug 18 14:34

Guard troops into Ferguson -- taking the situation "to the opposite extreme of community policing,"

Police in the Ferguson area, just like many all over the country, have military equipment, which they used last week. So why bring in the Guard at all?

Aug 18 14:04

Why Twitter's new verified feature is disastrous for #Ferguson

In an effort to encourage its verified users to engage with one another, Twitter announced mid last week that its verified users would get a new set of tools that lets them screen out conversations from non-verified users. The system essentially builds an underclass into the most democratic social network ever made, by giving its verified users preferential treatment.

Aug 18 12:20

Stirring The Pot: DOJ Sends ‘Marshals’ To ‘Coach’ The Protesters In Ferguson

according to the head of Judicial Watch, the Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics”.

Aug 18 12:12

Block The Boat Protesters Confront Police (Raw Footage from 8-16-2014)

PLUS - Block The Boat Protesters chant "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT!" at Oakland Police

GOOD STUFF!

Aug 18 11:41

BEX ALERT - The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

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?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is trying to sell the idea that what happened in Ferguson is all about black versus white. It isn't. What is really fueling the rage in the streets is all of the American people, of all colors, fed up with a repressive regime that uses the police to intimidate us all.

Aug 18 09:56

TUTU: My plea to the people of Israel – Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1uNSb1c

Aug 18 09:55

Netanyahu: Israel’s Pinochet

Netanyahu heads Israel's rogue government. He exceeds the worst of Ariel Sharon and previous hardline leaders. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1taGcc4

Aug 18 09:53

The Fall of Gaza’s Temple

The eminent author claims that the people of Gaza are those who destroyed the Strip in the recent Israeli attack. Are the Israeli Air Force pilots Palestinians from Gaza? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pzSeKD

Aug 18 09:52

Nothing will come of Israel’s quiet

Israel want quiet and the hell with the surrounding noise and its causes. Let Gaza suffocate and the West Bank bow its head, as long as we have quiet. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/Vzve2X

Aug 18 09:50

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated-10)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. http://sabbah.in/1uNQukx

Aug 18 09:35

‘What else do we need to give them to arrest the killer of my child?’ - Brown’s mother on private autopsy

The 2 head shots were both fired at a downward angle indicating they were coup de grace shots. Executed for jaywalking or stealing Swisher Sweets or fighting with the cop. Take your pick. They have a million stories! Nothing this kid did was a capital offense. He was denied the most basic right of due process!

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday, held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the preliminary autopsy and the number of bullets fired at their son.

Aug 18 09:27

Report: White House Had No Idea Gov. Nixon Deployed National Guard

White House blindsided on National Guard callout?

The National Guard will "help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson,"

Aug 18 09:03

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

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 peaceably assemble.

Aug 18 08:43

County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenade

To all you people who think it's okay for the cops to brutalize Americans! To hell with the lot of you!

Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year.

Bounkham 'Bou Bou' Phonesavanh was just 19 months old when a Habersham SWAT team initiated a no-knock warrant at his family’s home at around 3 a.m. on May 28. Bou Bou was asleep in his crib at the time, surrounded by his family and three sisters. The toddler was severely injured when SWAT team officers broke through the house’s door and threw a flashbang grenade that ultimately landed in the Bou Bou’s crib.

Aug 18 08:42

It's time for officials to stop feigning surprise at what's happening in Missouri. They've created a total monster

More Fergusons are coming: Why para-military hysteria is dooming America

Aug 18 08:39

Billionaire Found in Middle of Bribery Case Avoids U.S. Probe

In the thriving business of global bribery -- which the World Bank says amounts to $1 trillion in illicit payments annually -- guilty pleas like the one by Alcoa’s unit are rare

Aug 18 07:22

Autopsy reveals Michael Brown was shot SIX times in the front of the body by police officer Darren Wilson - including twice in the head

The last shot was while he was down on the ground. It's called a coup de grace!

Michael Brown was shot six times - including a final bullet to the head as he fell to the ground - according to the first autopsy results released in the controversial police-shooting death.

Aug 18 06:29

Americans’ optimism is dying

It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.

And now it is gone.

Aug 18 06:02

How Various Law Enforcement Agencies Could Hack Your Computer Via YouTube Videos

"..Companies such as Hacking Team and FinFisher sell devices called “network injection appliances.” These are racks of physical machines deployed inside internet service providers around the world, which allow for the simple exploitation of targets. In order to do this, they inject malicious content into people’s everyday internet browsing traffic.

One way that Hacking Team accomplishes this is by taking advantage of unencrypted YouTube video streams to compromise users. The Hacking Team device targets a user, waits for that user to watch a YouTube clip like the one above, and intercepts that traffic and replaces it with malicious code that gives the operator total control over the target’s computer without his or her knowledge. The machine also exploits Microsoft’s login.live.com web site in the same manner.."

Aug 18 05:16

Poroshenko expands police powers

Special means and firearms now can be used without warning

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a law Aug. 18 that expands the powers of police in what the country calls the anti-terrorist operation (ATO).

“The document gives the right to law enforcers to apply without warning measures of physical effect, special means and firearms against persons who are recognized terrorists under the Law of Ukraine [called] ‘On [the] struggle against terrorism,’” a presidential statement said."

Aug 18 02:19

You Have ‘Near Zero’ Impact On Policy, Determines Princeton Study

Is America really the most free country on the planet? Despite what patriots may tell themselves, several new studies say ‘no.’ A shocking new report from Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page found that the average American has a “near-zero” impact on U.S. policy, both domestic and foreign.

Aug 18 01:38

Iowa Students to Wear Heart Rate Monitors

Public middle and high school students will have to wear heart rate monitors in gym class to make sure they are actually being physically active.

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