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A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson!

25 November 2014 - 11:28 PM

In addition, the circumstances surrounding Mr. Brown’s death are more complex than those surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen killed by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in 2012. That makes it even more important and urgent that a president put them in the proper context for the nation, writes Brian Beutler in The New Republic. Unlike the Martin case, the Brown shooting involves a cop. It raises questions of the racial disparity between Ferguson’s largely white police force and a largely black population. It points out the difficulties of establishing exactly what happened in a moment filled with fear and anger for all involved.

“This is Obama’s first opportunity ... to use the bully pulpit to steer the national agenda in a positive direction since the slaughter at Newtown, Connecticut, and it’s the first time since he became a national figure that he’ll be able to address a racially charged issue without an election in his future to deter him,” Mr. Beutler writes. But it’s also possible the president would just get in the way. Not everyone believes in the power of presidential rhetoric. “Is there a term for this passion for speeches – this pundit-class faith that it is inspiring words from a paternal figure that drive the engine of social change?” writes Jesse Walker at Reason.com. The split-screen image on many news channels Monday night showed Obama speaking from the White House on one side and violent protests in Ferguson on the other. The words didn’t seem to be getting through to those burning Missouri businesses, Mr. Walker points out.

“This is the news, not ‘The West Wing.' Words are cheap,” he writes. Not everyone thought Obama’s words were all about calm. Some on the right saw them as an incitement. In essence, Obama was saying that the normal investigative process was followed in Ferguson, but it’s understandable that some Americans are still angry about the result, writes Jazz Shaw at right-leaning Hot Air.


In saying that a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color, as the president did, he’s validating a violent response, implying that the lack of an indictment was clearly an act of racism, according to Mr. Shaw.

“That speech was a thinly veiled call to action, not to improve the nation, but to reinforce the idea that the legal system is not be trusted,” writes the Hot Air correspondent.

In saying that a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color, as the president did, he’s validating a violent response, implying that the lack of an indictment was clearly an act of racism, according to Mr. Shaw.

“That speech was a thinly veiled call to action, not to improve the nation, but to reinforce the idea that the legal system is not be trusted,” writes the Hot Air correspondent.

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) ordered additional National Guard forces to Ferguson to protect the police station, which has been the focus of protests. With protests planned outside the courthouse in nearby Clayton, the area remained on edge after a night in which at least a dozen buildings burned.


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Should President Obama go to Ferguson? Racial Unrest?

25 November 2014 - 11:23 PM

The events in Ferguson could be an opportunity for President Obama to make a personal attempt to heal the nation's racial divide. But it’s also possible he would just get in the way. Should President Obama go to Ferguson, Mo.? Notably, Mr. Obama did not rule out that possibility on Monday night when he appeared in the White House press room to urge calm in the wake of the decision by a grand jury to not indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. “Let’s take a look and see how things are going,” Obama said when asked whether his presence might make a difference. He pointed out that Attorney General Eric Holder has already made a number of visits to the area. Obama’s going to Chicago Tuesday to try to bolster support for his immigration actions, so he’ll already be in the region. Would his presence help things cool down? Or would it inflame the situation? Some pundits were vehement on Tuesday that the president needs to seize this opportunity for a personal attempt at healing the nation’s continued racial divide. As the son of a black father and a white mother, he’s uniquely positioned to speak to this enduring schism of American life, writes National Journal’s veteran analyst Ron Fournier. Obama should reemphasize the point that the nation’s rule of law needs to be respected, according to Mr. Fournier. Then, he could remind whites that the nation’s African-American communities are bedeviled by real problems, not imaginary ones. He could remind blacks that the United States is not static and that progress has been made on racial issues. “Obama should go to Ferguson because he is uniquely skilled and situated to this time. After failing miserably to unite the reds and blues of U.S. politics, Obama can still bring calm and understanding to the racial shades of America – the whites and blacks and browns, etc.,” Fournier writes.

In addition, the circumstances surrounding Mr. Brown’s death are more complex than those surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen killed by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in 2012. That makes it even more important and urgent that a president put them in the proper context for the nation, writes Brian Beutler in The New Republic. Unlike the Martin case, the Brown shooting involves a cop. It raises questions of the racial disparity between Ferguson’s largely white police force and a largely black population. It points out the difficulties of establishing exactly what happened in a moment filled with fear and anger for all involved.

“This is Obama’s first opportunity ... to use the bully pulpit to steer the national agenda in a positive direction since the slaughter at Newtown, Connecticut, and it’s the first time since he became a national figure that he’ll be able to address a racially charged issue without an election in his future to deter him,” Mr. Beutler writes. But it’s also possible the president would just get in the way. Not everyone believes in the power of presidential rhetoric. “Is there a term for this passion for speeches – this pundit-class faith that it is inspiring words from a paternal figure that drive the engine of social change?” writes Jesse Walker at Reason.com. The split-screen image on many news channels Monday night showed Obama speaking from the White House on one side and violent protests in Ferguson on the other. The words didn’t seem to be getting through to those burning Missouri businesses, Mr. Walker points out.

“This is the news, not ‘The West Wing.' Words are cheap,” he writes. Not everyone thought Obama’s words were all about calm. Some on the right saw them as an incitement. In essence, Obama was saying that the normal investigative process was followed in Ferguson, but it’s understandable that some Americans are still angry about the result, writes Jazz Shaw at right-leaning Hot Air.

In saying that a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color, as the president did, he’s validating a violent response, implying that the lack of an indictment was clearly an act of racism, according to Mr. Shaw.

“That speech was a thinly veiled call to action, not to improve the nation, but to reinforce the idea that the legal system is not be trusted,” writes the Hot Air correspondent.

In saying that a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color, as the president did, he’s validating a violent response, implying that the lack of an indictment was clearly an act of racism, according to Mr. Shaw.

“That speech was a thinly veiled call to action, not to improve the nation, but to reinforce the idea that the legal system is not be trusted,” writes the Hot Air correspondent.

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) ordered additional National Guard forces to Ferguson to protect the police station, which has been the focus of protests. With protests planned outside the courthouse in nearby Clayton, the area remained on edge after a night in which at least a dozen buildings burned.


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Pentagon Insider Details: 7 Things Every American Must Own in Coming Currency Crisis

18 September 2014 - 11:19 PM

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Rickards is a financial lawyer with a doctorate and multiple advanced degrees. He serves as an advisor to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the CIA, the NSA, and 14 other U.S. intelligence agencies.And he probably knows more than anyone else in America about the inner workings of the government, the economy, and the U.S. banking system. That’s why he…Was involved in negotiating the release of the American hostages held in Iran in 1981.Helped the CIA investigate the stock market "tells" that preceded 9/11, when al-Qaeda associates bet against airline stocks before the attacks.In short, Jim Rickard sees some big, major changes ahead for the United States.In fact, he’s predicting a complete collapse of the international monetary system. But… and this is important… Jim Rickards says—it’s not the end of America and certainly not the end of the world. Rickards explains that we’ve had these types of currency collapses three times already in the past century. Now, it’s about to happen again. And you absolutely must know how to adjust your finances. This is especially important for Seniors and retirees, who depend so much on their savings and investment income.


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Obama Changes Direction Of US Military Command, Fires 9th General In His Purge

18 September 2014 - 11:04 PM

Have you been paying attention to all the changes that Obama has been making in the US Military? I mean beyond all the political grandstanding and doing stupid things like locking the chaplains out of their posts during the government shut down (for which a Catholic priest in now suing the president). It seems that Obama has been engaged in his own private ‘purge’ of generals and other leaders at the very top of the US Military.

On October 12th, this story was even noticed by Dianne Sawyer of ABC News. You see, there have 9 top level military leaders and commanders fired or relieved of duty since April. Is Obama preparing things for some sort of big event? Nine top-level generals and commanders could definitely be considered a purge of sorts. Perhaps Obama is thinking about some options that the majority of Americans would be loathe to even consider? Several Pentagon Officials have been trying to warn the people to expect radical changes very soon. The Chinese are also thinking about getting out of the dollar and forming their own currency alliance. There is even the strong potential for 16 US States being shut down and handed over to the federal government due to such high levels of debt. Could martial law be coming?

There have also been reports that seem to indicate Obama has a litmus test for military officers these days. Apparently, he only wants officers who do not have trouble firing on US citizens. Several of these now retired officers have come forward and said that they think Obama is preparing for war against the US. We have also heard Obama himself talk about ‘My Military.’ Whatever you think might be happening, it is certainly clear that Obama is looking to change and move things in a different direction.

By the way, these 9 top military officers and commanders were this that Obama has fired or replaced or relieved from duty just in 2013. It does not include a rather long list of those who were also relieved of duty last year (and the year before that). Even Dianne Sawyer felt that this is bizarre and wanted to try and get to the bottom of it.

Take a look at some of the nine who have been fired or relived of duty. General Carter Hamm, US Army, served as the head of the US African Command and in charge during the Benghazzi incident. After being extremely critical of Obama (calling him a liar about reinforcements in the area), he was ‘resigned and retired’ in April. Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, US Navy, Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three was in charge of aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea on the night of September 11, 2012. He was fired and relieved of duty for ‘utterance of a racial slur.’ And there are plenty more examples, all within the year.

This is an incredibly alarming series of events. It is one of the largest and fastest purges of military commanders that has ever been recorded. These ‘purges’ even included two heads of nuclear strategic commands. This has even made veteran reporter Dianne Sawyer step up and public ask what is the next step that Obama is planning. This is something that every American should be asking themselves as we watch the evidence of what is happening.

What do YOU think? What is the reason for this purge of the military? Can the firing or relieving of duty of 9 top-level generals and admirals this quickly be considered a mere coincidence? What do you think Obama is planning? Why does he want to remake the military to HIS liking? Will the military some day be called upon to fire on US citizens?


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