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  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri — It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free — the basement of a St. Louis couple’s home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 146 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • What Darren Wilson testimony leak means for the Ferguson movement

    10/18/2014 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The St Louis American - leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community ^ | October 18, 2014 | Reverend Osagyefo Sekou For The St. Louis American
    Leaked testimony from Officer Darren Wilson contains nothing more than the same tired tropes of menacing black rage that have been used for centuries to brutalize black youth. As Ferguson and the nation waits for a Grand Jury announcement on whether Officer Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown, a well-timed leak about the ‘violent attack on police’ and his ‘fear for his life’ are straight from the playbook we see every time police murder one of our black children. Classically, we see the murder, the re-murder in the form of character assassination and the demonization of a grieving...
  • Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle

    10/18/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2014 | by Justin Glawe
    A grand jury may decide not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. If that happens, Ferguson will explode again. The Rev. Carlon Lee, pastor of Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, Mo., was sending out links to a New York Times story Friday night to friends, family and community members who have spent the last two months absorbed in the events surrounding the death of teenager Michael Brown. The story cited forensic evidence offered by federal officials that showed Brown’s blood on officer Darren Wilson’s uniform and gun, which was found to have been fired inside Wilson’s patrol car....
  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    10/18/2014 12:10:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 1:29 AM EDT
    The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. […] The Times reported that the account of Wilson's version of events came from government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked racial unrest and weeks of protests, some of which turned violent. Wilson is white and Brown black. …
  • Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

    10/17/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 17, 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATT APUZZO and JULIE BOSMAN
    WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter. The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm;...
  • ATF involved in Friday Ferguson shooting at apartment complex

    10/17/2014 2:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joe Millitzer
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County police confirm there has been a shooting near the intersection of Ferguson Road and Sharondale. The shooting occurred on Friday afternoon near the Park Ridge apartments. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are involved in the incident and police are on the scene. They are looking closely at a black Chevy car parked on the grass near the apartments. Officers can be seen taking pictures of the vehicle and looking inside. FOX 2 reporter Chris Hayes says law enforcement was involved in the shooting at the vehicle...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Witness May Have Just Turned Protestors’ Key Claim Upside Down

    10/16/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT · by walford · 60 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 16, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    If he actually said to the grand jury what he told a St. Louis newspaper, this reported eyewitness to the shooting of Michael Brown may have just provided testimony that helps clear police officer Darren Wilson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports today on its extensive interview with a man who says he testified before the Ferguson grand jury investigating whether Wilson should be indicted in the killing of Brown. This man, says the newspaper article, claims that he saw first-hand something that would contradict what other so-called witnesses to the crime have insisted happened on that fateful day in August....
  • Royals head to World Series after sweeping Orioles in ALCS

    10/15/2014 4:17:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 15, 2014 | BY ANDY MCCULLOUGH
    In the moments after the Royals won the pennant, after their 2-1 victory carried them to a sweep over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, joy flowed like the fountains beyond this ballpark’s outfield fences. The last embers of afternoon sunshine still illuminated Kauffman Stadium. The voices of 40,468 revelers merged with a fireworks display. Greg Holland jumped into the arms of catcher Salvador Perez. Lorenzo Cain flung his glove skyward and skipped like a child. In the center of the diamond stood the Kansas City Royals, conquerors of the American League, ready to contend for their first...
  • The Ferguson Insurgency

    10/15/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | D. W. Wilber
    Demonstrators and activists in the St. Louis area declared the Columbus Day weekend as a weekend of protest, aimed at bringing attention to the shooting of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. Protestors fanned out across this Midwestern metropolitan area to demonstrate in a variety of venues and promote the cause that “black lives matter”, to quote one of the placards being waved around.Since August 9th when Michael Brown committed a strong arm robbery and was confronted by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, a confrontation which ultimately resulted in Wilson shooting and killing Brown, Ferguson and the...
  • Ferguson Has Awakened a Larger Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice in America

    10/15/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Root ^ | October 15, 2014 | Peniel E. Joseph
    There’s a social-justice movement taking hold across the nation. Michael Brown’s death, which turned Ferguson, Mo., into a battleground this past summer, has helped catalyze a larger struggle for racial and economic justice in America. And St. Louis, where 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, has witnessed roiling street demonstrations that recall the heyday of the civil rights and black power eras. Taking a page straight from the civil rights era, activists launched a “weekend of resistance” that featured civil disobedience, direct action protests, tense standoffs with police and arrests. The issues raised—ending...
  • Principal: Students Leaving Lunch Hungry

    10/15/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | October 14, 2014
    Children are going hungry because their schools are forced to throw out uneaten food rather than let kids have second helpings, warns the principal of Storm Lake Elementary School. “Monday is always the worst,” Principal Juli Kwikkel told the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune. “Often we have kids who haven’t eaten much for the weekend. After lunch, they are still going to be hungry.” Kwikkel fears the problem is not poverty but misplaced priorities of some parents. “I look at the expensive cars that pick up these kids in some cases. We’ve made home visits and seen families with a 62-inch...
  • Jefferson County official says she meant 'no ill intent' to Obama in Facebook post

    10/15/2014 7:48:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 24 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 10/15/14 | Leah Thorsen
    HILLSBORO • Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan said Tuesday that she used a poor choice of words on a post on her personal Facebook page that some are interpreting as an attack on President Barack Obama. “I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know...
  • Black voters in St. Louis County direct their anger at the Democratic Party

    10/14/2014 5:51:10 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/14 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Darren Seals experienced waves of disbelief and anger after Michael Brown’s death, but two months later he has found a way to channel his emotions: Focus on changing an elected leadership that seems deaf to the concerns of African American residents like him. So on Nov. 4, the 27-year-old assembly line worker and hip-hop musician from a deeply Democratic community plans to take bold action. He says he will vote for a white Republican. “Just because they’ve got the D next to their name, that don’t mean nothing,” said Seals, who lives a few blocks from where...
  • Gunpowder residue found on 18-year-old in St. Louis police shooting

    10/14/2014 3:38:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 60 replies
    Los Angeles tomes ^ | Oct 14,2014 | Matt pearce
    TThe black 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis metropolitan police officer last week had gunpowder residue on his hands and clothes, according to forensic information released Tuesday.
  • Moving: Ferguson Protesters Interrupt St. Louis Symphony With Michael Brown Requiem

    10/14/2014 9:15:56 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    youtbe ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Sam Seder
    Ferguson protesters disrupt the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with a moving Michael Brown requiem which receives applause from the musicians and looks of shock from the audience...
  • Ferguson Protestors Are Deluded Fools

    10/14/2014 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Jack Dunphy
    They took to the streets in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, coming by the thousands to march in protest. And what was the festering grievance that cohered these marchers, the noble cause that brought them from every corner of the country to the Gateway City? Was it the new war in Iraq? Global warming, perhaps? Or was it a higher minimum wage they were seeking? No, it was none of these things. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells it [1], they came “to protest the death of Michael Brown and call for an end to police violence nationwide.”
  • Lefty Rock Critic: Killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Result of ‘Hatred’ for Obama

    10/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.
  • #FERGUSON PROTESTERS Hold Surprise Rally at Upscale Plaza Frontenac Shopping Mall – Harass Shoppers

    10/13/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Monday, October 13, 2014 Ferguson #MikeBrown protesters stormed the upscale Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis on Monday afternoon. The mall includes Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Talbots, Tiffany & Co. and several upscale stores. The protesters harassed and screamed at shoppers at Plaza Frontenac.(Go to the site for video and pictures)(snip)
  • Protesters training for more civil disobedience after night of arrests

    10/12/2014 1:28:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 58 replies
    Fox2Now St Louis (KTVI) ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | Roche Madden
    Ferguson October organizers, the group behind a weekend of marches and panels criticizing and discussing recent police-involved violence, say they are planning more direct action Monday after another night of clashes between police and demonstrators. Seventeen people were arrested. On Sunday, the group was training protestors for more nonviolent, civil disobedience action
  • Never let a protest go to waste

    10/12/2014 7:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide. The events remained peaceful but boisterous gatherings into the night. Vietnam-era peace activists, New York City seminarians and hundreds of fast-food workers bused in from Chicago, Nashville and other cities marched alongside local residents, spurred by a national campaign dubbed Ferguson October.
  • Attorney gains firearms permit for man disqualified for gun ownership;

    10/12/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Madison-St. Clair Record ^ | 10 October, 2014 | Record News
    Dr. George L. Kraft III, a chiropractor in St. Louis County, is now the owner of a .357 revolver with a six-inch barrel after his attorney successfully challenged Missouri statutes and federal classification that prohibited Kraft from owning a firearm. The state of Missouri disqualified Kraft from the right to own firearms after he suffered a stroke in 2005 until attorney Christopher J. Zellers of the Zellers Law Firm, LLC, gained a judgment in St. Louis County Circuit Court overturning the disqualification after an 18-month legal process. “My client was deemed incapacitated because of a stroke and as a result...
  • Saturday Night Unintelligible English and Cursing at the Police in Ferguson (live feeds)

    10/11/2014 8:04:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Various Feeds ^ | 10/11/2014 | Various Feeds
    Live feeds: Sting Wire Rebelutionary BassemMasri #FergusonOctober occupythemob St.Louis Police Scanner
  • “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson takes disturbing turn: How did communists get involved in this?

    10/11/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The large scale protests in Missouri are back in force as people take to the streets in what’s being variously called the Weekend of Protest or Ferguson October, depending who you ask. And the media is once again out in droves. Tense but peaceful protests over Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere stretched across the St. Louis region Friday as organizers urged hundreds of participants to avoid arrest so that they could return for a weekend of demonstrations.The four-day event called Ferguson October began Friday afternoon with a march outside the St. Louis...
  • Harris-Perry Guest Favors Prison Abolition, Tweets 'F--- The Police'

    10/11/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry proudly portrays her MSNBC show as "Nerdland." But has it devolved from a cozy academic coffee klatsch for lefties into something else? To discuss the issue of relations between police and black Americans, with the backdrop of Ferguson and a shooting this week in St. Louis, Harris-Perry had as a member of her panel Mychal Denzel Smith. On the one hand, Denzel Smith would appear, as a writer for The Nation, to fit the Nerdland bill. But a review of his Twitter feed reveals that two days ago Denzel Smith tweeted: 'F---.The.Police." And late last month he tweeted...
  • FYI Live Stream from St.Louis, Protesters

    10/10/2014 8:32:24 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 144 replies
    #FergusonOctober at #Ferguson PD ^ | #FergusonOctober at #Ferguson PD
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  • Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob Revival

    10/10/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 10, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob RevivalPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 10, 2014 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments Police in Ferguson, Mo. are preparing for the mayhem and deadly violence that radical activists are promising if a grand jury declines to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown two months ago.A grand jury is expected to determine next month if Wilson, a decorated white policeman, will face criminal charges for killing Brown, an 18-year-old black man who reportedly attacked him minutes after robbing a convenience store. The St. Louis suburb has been...
  • Rand Paul meets with black leaders in Ferguson

    10/10/2014 9:03:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    With racial tensions flaring anew on the heels of another police shooting of a young African-American man, Republican Sen. Rand Paul came here Friday for a “listening session” with local black leaders. The Kentucky senator, who has made GOP outreach to minorities a cornerstone of his message for a likely 2016 presidential campaign, met with 20 local black leaders. It was the first time a White House hopeful of either party has visited this town of 21,000, which dominated headlines over the summer after a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American. Paul met...
  • Malik Shabazz Calls for Black Rebellion Against Tyrannical America if Darren Wilson Not Charged

    10/10/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10, 2014 | Pam Key
    This week on Fox News Radio, host John Gibson had a heated exchange with Malik Zulu Shabazz, the former head of the New Black Panther Party and current head of Black Lawyers for Justice who called for a “rebellion” if Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson is not indicted on murder charges. Several times Shabazz explained he is calling for a, "rebellion" against America and the "wicked world order," explaining "we have as much right to rebel against America society as America did against the British." ...more (w/audio)...
  • Kansas City council changes 'Baltimore Avenue' to 'Royals Avenue' in honor of ALCS

    10/10/2014 10:20:27 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 11 replies
    MLB.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Matt Monagan
    As you probably know, the Royals are taking on the Orioles in the ALCS this weekend. It's the first time in 29 years that Kansas City has been in this position and players, fans and local church groups are all very excited. But there was still one major issue going into Friday's Game 1: The city had a street named Baltimore Avenue. On Thursday, that issue was corrected: Yes, you can now drink "Moose Drool" on Royals Avenue while watching Friday's game. And hopefully Mayor Sly James is there because Sly James is the best mayor name in all the...
  • Here we go again. Another Police shooting in Missouri

    10/09/2014 8:50:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In what is already being cited by the media as a flashback to the events in Furguson, there has been another shooting in the St. Lois area involving a white police officer and a black teenager. This one has several twists, however, which at least initially make it sound like a different set of circumstances. But the resulting protests look eerily similar. Another police-involved fatal shooting of a teenager, this time in south St. Louis not far from the Missouri Botanical Garden, led to hours of protests overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as an angry crowd gathered quickly...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • St. Louis Shooting Victim Vonderrit Myers, Jr. “No Stranger” to Law Enforcement – Had Ankle Monitor

    10/09/2014 10:29:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    An 18 year-old teenager was shot by a police officer in St. Louis City Wednesday night. The suspect reportedly shot at the officer during a chase. A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene. The shooting took place around 7:30 PM CT.Hundreds of protesters, including Ferguson protest leaders, took to the street after the shooting. (Matthew Wyczalkowski)Once again, the grievance mongers in the St. Louis region are calling for a revolution, a war against police. Its going to b a civil war the police against the people @SLMPD when the police approach us we need 2 shoot first ask ?...
  • Jury Finds Accused Cop Killer Guilty Of Murder [#NotFerguson]

    10/09/2014 4:29:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    A jury has reached a verdict in the retrial of accused cop killer Andrew Rolle. Rolle, 28, was charged with murder for the 2008 shooting death of 30-year old Miami Detective James Walker.... ...the jury came back with a verdict of guilty for both counts of first degree murder and attempted murder. Rolle faces a life in prison when he’s sentenced.
  • Police officer fatally shoots teenager in south St. Louis

    10/09/2014 1:34:45 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 9, 2014 | Fred Barbash
    Update, from 1 a.m. media briefing: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer was patrolling the neighborhood for a private firm at the time of the shooting. He confirmed that the victim was 18 years old. Dotson said the officer was in a car when he saw three males and one of them started to run away but stopped. The officer did a U-turn and then all three ran. He drove through streets following them and then chased them on foot. He then got into a physical confrontation with one that escalated into gunfire. The teenager had a...
  • Tensions run high after officer-involved shooting in south St. Louis

    10/08/2014 9:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | October 8, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Police said a suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting in south St. Louis Wednesday night. Authorities said the shooting occurred in the 4100 block of Shaw. According to police, an officer, who was off duty, but working a security detail for a company, drove up to four men. Authorities said the four men ran as the officer got out of his car. According to police, the officer then chased after them. "As he exited the car, the gentlemen took off running. He was able to follow one of them before he lost him and then found him again...
  • Officials erred in reporting voter spike in Missouri suburb where teen was shot

    10/08/2014 4:23:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2014 | by Mary Wisniewski
    A reported spike in voter registration numbers in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was the result of an error by election officers, state officials said on Wednesday. The St. Louis County Board of Elections reported earlier this month that nearly 3,300 Ferguson residents had registered to vote between Aug. 9 and Sept. 30, in time for the Nov. 4 election. But election commissioners ran the wrong report, said Laura Swinford, spokeswoman for the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. There were in fact just 128 newly registered voters in the...
  • The Criminalization of Heartland Christianity

    10/08/2014 11:38:19 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/7/14 | Rick Plasterer
    The coercive program of homosexual liberation, cloaked as always in the language of love and justice, and backed ultimately by court edicts and intense political and social pressure, is now working its way into the American heartland, just as it is working its way into the church in this and other Western countries. Last year IRD reported on controversy in Springfield, in southwestern Missouri, where a proposed ordinance for homosexual rights prompted a dispute between local clergy over the meaning of the gospel as it pertains to homosexuality, and an eloquent defense of Biblical morality by Dr. George O. Wood,...
  • For some Ferguson whites, racial fault lines exposed by shooting come as a surprise

    10/08/2014 7:15:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/7/2014 | Robert Samuels
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Alice Singen had always seen her home town as an integrated, harmonious place. Like many other white residents, she prided herself on staying here even when others began to leave. But since the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, some African Americans are calling it segregated and racist. Now Singen has found herself talking in terms of “us” and “them,” “we” and “they.” “I didn’t have any problems with anybody or any color, and all of a sudden it feels like we are being held responsible for something that’s...
  • Protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’

    10/06/2014 3:18:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2014 | Robert Samuels
    Ferguson, Mo. — Protesters rallying over the slaying of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown left the streets on Saturday night, put on sports coats and fancy dresses and sat in on the St. Louis Symphony. During the intermission of a performance of Brahms Requiem, the 23 protesters sitting in various parts of the auditorium stood up and sang, “Requiem for Mike Brown.” “Justice for Mike Brown is Justice for us All, Which side are you on friend? Which side are you on?” As they began to sing, protests unfurled banners from the balcony that encouraged symphony patrons to “join the...
  • Missouri Abortion Activists Won’t Challenge 72-Hour Waiting Period on Abortion

    10/06/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Missouri abortion advocates threw a massive temper tantrum about how horrific conditions would be for women wanting abortions if the state legislature overturned Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a pro-life bill for a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion. The legislature overrode the veto and now abortion advocates in Missouri say they will not file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law. The pro-life law, which will help women have more time to consider the implications of abortion and to obtain alternatives, is set to go into effect this week. Waiting periods have been proven to help reduce abortions and...
  • PALESTINIAN GROUPS PLAN 'WEEKEND OF RESISTANCE' IN FERGUSON

    10/05/2014 12:02:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The cable news klieg lights, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson may have moved on, but residents of Ferguson, MO continue to experience nearly nightly unrest stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown. Eye witnesses have told Breitbart News that pro-Palestinian and other Muslim activist groups are a growing presence in the protests. On October 10th, a number of these groups, named "The Palestine Contingent," are planning to join a "Weekend of Resistance" in Ferguson to highlight the connection between the midwest community and Gaza. From its call to action: "Local groups including the Organization for Black Struggle and the...
  • Despite lack of any evidence, journalists positive Hong Kong protesters are mimicking Ferguson

    09/29/2014 9:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The worldly and elite journalistic caste indulged in a little cultural chauvinism last night when many determined that the Ferguson protesters were the first group of human beings in history to put their hands up with their palms forward as a gesture of supplication. As massive demonstrations engulf Hong Kong, protests which have been ongoing for weeks since the Chinese government revealed its intention to vet candidates for elected office in the former British colony for the first time since unification in 1997, demonstrators began marching with their hands up in a display of submission to police. The similarities...
  • In Secret Service, Some Blacks See a Flawed Shield for the President

    10/03/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in...
  • Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

    10/04/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in black circles,”...
  • Missouri Judge Side With Married Same-Sex Couples

    10/03/2014 3:36:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2014 | By BILL DRAPER
    A judge struck down part of Missouri's gay marriage ban for the first time on Friday by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples "for no logical reason." The order means such couples will be eligible to sign up for a wide range of tax, health insurance, veterans and other benefits now afforded to opposite-sex married couples. The decision comes in a lawsuit filed by 10 same-sex couples who legally married outside the state, including Arlene Zarembka and Zuleyma Tang-Martinez. The St. Louis couple, who...
  • Kansas City Police Hilariously Ask Citizens A Favor During Royals Game

    10/02/2014 6:46:55 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/2/14 | Ron Dicker
    Cops can be fans, too. While the Kansas City Royals fought for their playoff lives Tuesday night in a 12-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Police had a teeny request for citizens.
  • Just another Bam scandal [No bid contract for Dem fundraiser and SEIU union official]

    12/10/2011 8:05:41 AM PST · by Brilliant · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2011 | NY Post
    <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has officially called on the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general to investigate a suspicious $433 million no-bid contract for a dubious smallpox vaccine.</p> <p>Frankly, just about everything connected with this one smells.</p> <p>The contract was awarded to Siga Technologies, a New York-based company whose principal investor is megabillionaire — and key Democratic moneyman — Ron Perelman.</p>