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Nov 26 11:33

We can still get justice for Mike Brown: end the government's reckless 'ghetto' policy

Now the jury is in: police can continue to shoot unarmed black youth without being prosecuted, and Darren Wilson says he has a “clear conscience”. It is a national tragedy – a moral disgrace – but this is not the end.

I had urged and hoped that the reaction to the grand jury’s decision would be peaceful, but the political and legal authorities have mostly said and done all the wrong things – and the protesters are not crazy.

The community is reflecting hopelessness, but there remains hope in the quest to achieve justice for Michael Brown.

Nov 26 11:09

The CIA and Homeland Security want to delete almost all their emails

Usually, deleting emails is a no-fanfare, one-click affair -- but not when you're the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. Both agencies have recently submitted proposals to the National Archives and Records Administration that outline their plans to delete years' worth of emails, which the Archives has already tentatively approved. The CIA apparently turned one in to comply with the administration's directive, ordering federal agencies to conjure up viable plans to better manage government emails by 2016. If approved, all the correspondences of every person to ever be employed by the CIA will be flushed down the digital toilet three years after they leave. All messages older than seven years old will also be nuked, and only the digital missives of 22 top officials will be preserved -- something which several senators do not want to happen.

Nov 26 11:09

The top 400 households got 16 percent of all capital gains in 2010 "This is what oligarchy looks like."

In 2010, the IRS reports that the top 400 households — or the top 0.0003 percent, for those of you keeping score at home — took home 16 percent ofall capital gains. That's right: one out of every six dollars that Americans made selling stocks, bonds, and real estate (worth more than $500,000) went to the top-third of the top-thousandth percent of households.

Nov 26 11:02

What The People Who Are Telling You What 'The Media Isn't Telling You' Aren't Telling You About Ferguson

Reposted lest any try to confound the issue further by saying that this is a somehow ill-chosen battle -- and implying (or stating outright) that common sense, armed with the facts, would find that Wilson's use of undue and lethal force ending the life of Brown without cause, was in some way arguable or justified

***148 FEET***
(NOT 35)

When the police came out the morning after Mike Brown was killed and deliberately included the distance between the SUV and the shooting, it successfully created a very particular narrative. The arc of their initial story, magnified in importance by the absence of even one official report, is that Darren Wilson shot and killed a young man who, in a short distance from the SUV, posed him grave harm. How far Mike Brown actually fled, how far Darren Wilson chased him, and where each of them were in relation to each other and to the SUV, are facts of paramount importance. If Mike Brown fled over 148 feet away from Darren Wilson, it clearly suggests that Brown—unarmed, shot, missing a shoe, in lounge clothes—feared for his life and not the other way around.

Excellent analysis of photo evidence, and video (h/t Daily Kos), as well as police, autopsy, and ballistic reports. Let's not get confused here.

Nov 26 10:43

Police killing of 12-year-old sparks outrage in Cleveland

Further adding to the anger of the African-American community is the Saturday killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of Cleveland, Ohio police. Officers shot and killed the young man after mistaking his BB gun for a threat, and claim he acted aggressively. Local residents, however, disagree.

Nov 26 10:38

Israeli Ruthlessness 101

Israel has more crimes on its rap sheet than mere mortals can count. Going back well before its so-called War of Independence.

Continuing multiple times daily. Week after week. Month after month. Year after year. By rogue leaders and likeminded officials.

More extremist now than earlier. Mocking rule of law principles and then some. Committing slow-motion genocide against millions of Palestinians.

Nov 26 09:45

Bill Holter - Gold will be the Last Man Standing

Bill Holter of Miles Franklin says one of the overarching issues in global finance comes down to trust. Holter explains, “The Russians, Chinese and Indians are all acquiring gold. We have a Swiss referendum coming on Sunday. They want to repatriate their gold. This is about central banks not trusting central banks. Interesting enough, the leading party in the polls in France is talking about repatriating French gold. Why are there all these repatriations all of a sudden? The reason being is central banks are not trusting other central banks. It’s all about trust, and gold is trust. . . . It’s going to be the last man standing.”

Nov 26 09:24

Chinese and Japanese deflationary economies

Do not underestimate the significance of the Asian downturn. Japan saw a dramatic rebirth after WWII and China was transformed into an industrial powerhouse from the “Free Trade” debacle

Nov 26 09:07

Amnesty treason and dumb down public acceptance

The Rubicon has been crossed. The demented tyrant declares he is now Caesar. The Senate remains silent and the dependency crowd continues to spend their Food Stamps on Red Bull.

Nov 26 09:05

A Brief History of Jerusalem

The most recent Zionist reiterations of the claim to “eternal” Jewish ownership of East Jerusalem—as part of an “undivided, eternal capital of Israel” as specified by a “Basic Law” passed by the Israeli Knesset in 1980—make me want to review the Bible tales about Israel and specifically the city of Jerusalem.

Nov 26 09:03

DC Comics Suing Spanish Soccer Team, Claims to Own Trademark to Bats

According to a report from Yahoo Eurosport, DC Comics is suing the Spanish soccer team Liga Giants Valencia over their logo, which apparently resembles Batman's logo in that it also features a bat. Unfortunately, according to European reports, the bat has been a symbol used in Spain for about 800 years. There's even a fucking Wikipedia page about it. And the soccer team's bat logo has been in use since 1919, before Batman was first published.

Nov 26 08:57

"Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into a 'business' by charging for things such as baptisms, blessings and Mass intentions -- calling it a scandal that's hard to forgive."

“It is interesting: the people of God can forgive their priests, when they are weak; when they slip on a sin, the people know how to forgive them,” the Pope told mass attendees in the Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse on Nov. 21.

Nov 26 08:56

More National Guardsmen Sent To Ferguson Than U.S. Soldiers To Iraq

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said today that he was going to send more than 2,200 National Guardsmen to Ferguson, Mo., after last night's protests and violence.