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What is most interesting about the events in Ferguson is the number of true journalists bringing truth to the Internet with live stream broadcasts. This is world-changing. We have access to much more truth today than is normally available through mainstream television.
On Aug. 21, 1992, agents of the federal government shot down 14-year-old Sammy Weaver and the Weaver family dog, setting off what has become known as the “incident” at Ruby Ridge. It turned into a multiple-day siege in which federal agents, using arrest warrants based on fabricated evidence and a stack of lies from scurrilous government informant sources, revealed the burgeoning police state in America.
Former U.S. Army combat engineer Randy Weaver moved his family to northern Idaho in the 1980s to escape what he saw as a corrupted world. The family built a cabin and began home schooling their children. He appeared on the radar of Federal law enforcement agencies after a neighbor with whom he had a land dispute wrote letters to the Federal government and local law enforcement saying that Weaver had threatened in the mid-1980s to kill the pope and President Ronald Reagan.
Is it possible that what we’re seeing in Ferguson, and in hundreds of other small towns and cities across the country, is a deliberate plan to transform local police departments into well-armed agencies of the central government?
As his second term matures (or festers, if you prefer), President Obama is leading the executive branch into closer alliances with lobbying interests and partisan donors. But he’s doing so at the expense of traditional political alliances.
African-Americans are mad as hell. And at least some of that blame must fall on the shoulders of President Barack Obama, who promised blacks racial healing along with economic prosperity in his 2008 presidential campaign and then miserably failed at delivering either.
Mission creep is slowly escalating President Barack Obama’s new war on Iraq, as it always does in these cases. What ostensibly started out as a “humanitarian” mission to rescue people trapped on an Iraqi mountain is morphing into a search and destroy mission.
Many in the mainstream media seem absolutely mystified as to why there is so much anger in Ferguson, Missouri. But this anger did not erupt out of a vacuum. Economic conditions in Ferguson, and for African-Americans as a whole, have been deteriorating for years.
As Michelle Obama goads party donors with hopes that Democrats can retake a majority in the House of Representatives this fall, people who get paid to forecast election outcomes just aren’t seeing it.
More than half of Americans believe kids should get trophies only for competitive activities in which they’ve placed or won. But nearly half also think trophies should go to any kid who simply shows up, regardless of whether they excel or fail.
On Aug. 13, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald’s quickly enough while on a break from covering the protests. Since then, police actions against journalists in Ferguson have escalated in severity and frequency. Many have been tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets, and at least nine more have been arrested.
It should go without saying that these arrests are a gross violation of the reporters’ 1st Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are downright illegal. Freedom of the Press Foundation documented each journalist arrest and is filing public records requests for the arrest records of the journalists who have been assaulted, detained and arrested in Ferguson. All requests are publicly available on MuckRock.