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  • Teachable Moment on Baltimore Missed

    07/02/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s what so-called “teachable moments” in academia generally miss—the decade those moments are in. “There is a revolution taking place in the United States,” Stanford researchers Travis Bristol and Claude Goldenberg write of their Edutopia course “Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor.”* “What started in Ferguson, Missouri has marched on to other cities and, as Pedro Noguera notes, ‘widespread poverty, chronic interpersonal violence, and a nonfunctioning economy where work is scarce’ are the root causes.” “Even while we, as a country, have barely begun to address the troubling meaning behind the incidents of violence between law enforcement and U.S. citizens of...
  • Montana man seeks license for second wife

    07/02/2015 4:00:36 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | Jul 1, 2015 10:44 PM EDT | CBS News/AP
    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy - holding multiple marriage licenses - but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. "It's about marriage equality," Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. "You can't...
  • Bagnell Dam opens flood gates at Lake of the Ozarks [Drought alert]

    07/01/2015 1:00:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    KY3 ^ | 7/1/15
    Ameren Missouri has opened the flood gates at Bagnell Dam at Lake of the Ozarks. Consulting engineer Alan Sullivan said 11 of the dam’s 12 flood gates were opened to 10 percent after the area recorded three inches of rain in the overnight hours. More than 40,000 cubic feet per second are flowing through the gates. Operators also ordered Truman Dam to close its gates to relive the pressure downstream on Bagnell Dam. Sullivan said Ameren is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the impact of the flooding on farmers and property owners downstream, but added that...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • A college balks at Hillary Clinton’s fee, so books Chelsea for $65,000 instead

    06/30/2015 8:31:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    WA Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman
    When the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline its gala luncheon marking the opening of a women’s hall of fame, one name came to mind: Hillary Rodham Clinton. But when the former secretary of state’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials at the public university balked. “Yikes!” one e-mailed another. So the school turned to the next best option: her daughter, Chelsea. The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance Feb. 24, 2014, a demonstration of the celebrity appeal and marketability that the former and possibly second-time first daughter employs...
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
  • Democratic senator TRASHES Bernie Sanders (McCaskill, the Hitlery lover)

    06/25/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 18 replies
    Just how worried is Hillary Clinton over the suddenly-surging Bernie Sanders? Concerned enough that key supporters are taking to MSNBC to attack the Vermont senator. But will it work, or backfire? Fellow US Senator Claire McCaskill, a Clinton supporter, delivered a scathing assessment of her colleague during today’s Morning Joe, repeatedly calling Sanders “a socialist” and accusing the media of giving him “a pass”. As co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out, however, most of Bernie’s supporters already know he’s a socialist and are quite happy about it. Did Senator McCaskill consider whether calling attention to that on MSNBC would actually hurt...
  • Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”

    06/25/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by Unedited · 26 replies
    uneditedpolitics.com ^ | 6/25/15 | Unedited
    Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”
  • Sanger Fan Hillary Talks Race in Ferguson

    06/24/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ventured to Florissant, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the “hard truths” about race and racial injustice in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston South Carolina. One of those hard truths is that one of her role models was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, someone who believed, as did the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, that the black race should be exterminated.
  • Hillary Called ‘Racist’ For Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

    06/24/2015 3:52:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself on the receiving end of a politically correct firestorm after speaking on race issues at a church in Florissant, Mo., near Ferguson. What caused the outcry? Three words: all lives matter.What do you think? While speaking at the United Church of Christ, Hillary said:What do you think? The truth is equality, opportunity, civil rights in America are still far from where they need to be. Our schools are still segregated. In fact more segregated than they were in the 1960s. Nearly 6 million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Confederate Flag ‘Shouldn’t Fly Anywhere’ (new Democrat talking points!)

    06/23/2015 8:29:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | By AMY CHOZICK
    As lawmakers across the South spoke out against the Confederate battle flag and the nation’s largest retailers pulled items with its image from their shelves, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called the flag “a symbol of our nation’s racist past.” Speaking at an African-American church just outside Ferguson, Mo., an impoverished black community where protests against a mostly white police force erupted in violence last summer, Mrs. Clinton made a forceful plea to remove the Confederate flag wherever it flew. And she encouraged other retailers to follow Amazon, Walmart, eBay and Sears in discontinuing sales of items that display the...
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • A National Tragedy and a Partisan Response

    06/19/2015 3:03:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why do black lives only seem to matter when white people take them? Why does the president of the United States think it’s proper to take a horrible racial tragedy in Charleston South Carolina as an excuse to bash America as the violence capital of the “advanced” world, and a prop for Democrats’ lust for gun control legislation in a state that already has it? Last year 82 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. 16 of them died. The victims and the shooters were black.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • Bill Clinton: We Can't Just Have People Walking Around With Guns, You Know

    06/16/2015 7:08:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Clinton: The Baltimore thing came on the heels of what happened in Ferguson, what happened in New York City and all these other places. And there is a big national movement about whether the lives of young African-American men count. CNN anchor Jake Tapper: Black Lives Matter, yeah. Clinton: Yeah. You can't have a bunch of people walking around with guns. I used to tell people when we did Bosnia, Kosovo, anything like that: You get enough people with weapons around, and there will be unintended consequences. People make mistakes. People do wrong. Things happen.
  • Poll: Was it improper for Missouri Gov.Nixon to accept a $50,000 donation from UAW

    06/15/2015 3:03:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon received a $50,000 donation from the United Auto Workers international headquarters in Detroit days after his June 4 veto of a bill that would stop employers from having workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
  • Missouri Dem Gets 50K Of Union Cash Right After Killing Right-To-Work Bill

    06/15/2015 5:29:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 14, 2015 | connor d. wolf
    Despite not running for office, Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon received a sizable campaign contribution Wednesday from a major union less than a week after killing a bill that would have ended forced union dues in the state. House Bill 116 was signed by House Speaker John Diehl and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, both Republicans, in late May and would have made Missouri the 26 state to ban forced union dues or fees as a condition of employment. The policy, known as right-to-work, tends to be heavily favored by the right but opposed by those on the left...
  • NYPD Commissioner Says He Can't Hire More Non-White Officers Because So Many Of Them Are Criminals

    06/10/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 6-10-2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Barbara Tasch June 10, 2015 New York police commissioner William Bratton said he'd like to hire more non-white officers but most of them have criminal records and therefore, he can't, The Guardian reported. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can’t hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication. For this high number, Bratton blamed the "unfortunate consequences" of stop-and-frisk policing carried out on young non-white men over the last few years in New York. A felony conviction, domestic violence charges,...
  • Ferguson still everywhere if you're black

    06/11/2015 1:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | June 11, 2015 | Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O
    It's been 250 days since our fallen brethren Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot in Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson got rich, famous and a vacation after killing Mike Brown, a phenomenon that is occurring all too often across the United States. In fact, an MXGM (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement) study has reported that every 28 hours a black person is killed by police. Accountability is the key. Accountability is the answer. As you may remember, Wilson was not indicted and the community of the St. Louis and St. Louis County region still...
  • Most signatures on petition to recall Ferguson mayor invalid: official

    06/09/2015 4:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2015 | by Mary Wisniewski
    A group that wants to recall the mayor needs to try again, after more than half the signatures on the recall petition were declared invalid, an official said on Tuesday. The group of activists pushing for the recall of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III submitted 1,008 valid signatures - 806 short of the 1,814 needed to get a recall on a city ballot. A total of 1,125 signatures were declared invalid for various reasons - 562 were not registered voters in St. Louis County, and 366 were not registered voters in Ferguson. An organizer known as "Ferguson Activist Phil" said...
  • Hiroshima pilot's grandson to command nuclear-capable bombers

    06/09/2015 12:21:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2015
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers. Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV takes command of the 509th Bomb Wing during a ceremony Friday at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, replacing Brig. Gen. Glen VanHerck, who has led the wing since February 2014. Tibbets, 48, was previously deputy director for nuclear operations for the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in...
  • AFDI Rolls Out New Free Speech Billboard Campaign Featuring Muhammad Cartoon

    06/08/2015 2:09:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>The human rights advocacy group the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has announced a new billboard campaign to defend freedom of speech and stand up to violent intimidation.</p>
  • After switching positions, Gephardt lobbying firm have taken $8 million from Turkish government

    06/07/2015 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 6/7/15 | Chuck Raasch 39
    As a member of Congress, Dick Gephardt often spoke passionately about the need for the United States to recognize as genocide the mass deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians under the Turkish government that began one century ago. But as a lobbyist for Turkey since leaving Congress in 2005, Gephardt, a Democrat, has taken the opposite side. His behind-the-scenes work has been cited as a factor in the annual failure of Congress to recognize the Armenian genocide. Justice Department records show that Gephardt’s lobbying firm has been paid more than $8 million since 2008 to fight the declaration...
  • Two Black Panthers, Advocates for ISIS, Admit Plot To Bomb Ferguson and Saint Louis Police…

    06/04/2015 3:49:38 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 02, 2015
    This story is interesting both for the content the media share and for the content the media avoid sharing. Both Saint Louis suspects are admitted members of the New Black Panther organization; both suspects are also admitted Islamist Radicals and believers in ISIS jihad….
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihan’s prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for Action,” Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Protestors Plan Rally in Ferguson in Support of Boston Terror Suspect

    06/05/2015 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | June 5, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson" Black Lives Matter protest group has planned a rally Friday in Ferguson in support of Usaama Rahim, the ISIS-inspired terror suspect who was shot dead in Boston after pulling a knife on officers. On a Facebook page called "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson," the activists have announced that the rally will take place June 5 at 5pm CDT in front of the Ferguson Police Department and will include a "FREE Halal BBQ dinner." The purpose: to show that #BlackLivesMatter and to protest "murder and profiling of our black brothers." Here's the complete announcement:
  • STL Dem Mayor Francis Slay seeks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020...

    06/03/2015 10:47:30 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 10 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 02 JUN 2015 | Jacob Kirn
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is looking to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020. Missouri’s current minimum wage is $7.65 per hour. Slay’s proposal, expected to be formalized in a bill before the Board of Aldermen by next week, would include exemptions for small businesses that employ 15 people or fewer and those that do less than $500,000 in annual sales, Alderman Shane Cohn, who’s expected to sponsor the legislation, said in an email. “There’s obviously a lot of discussion that will be taking place in the coming weeks, and (I) look forward...
  • Obama’s DOJ tells Police Officers to STOP CHASING SUSPECTS to Prevent Police Shootings

    06/02/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 6/01/15 | Katie McGuire
    How interesting. Obama’s DOJ would apparently like America to just be overrun with criminals who think they can do whatever the heck they want, because, hey, Obama told the cops not to bother chasing them, because we have to reduce police shootings? Hell no: The Washington Post decided to investigate and come up with a tally of all the police involved shootings for 2015, apparently to not only answer the burning demands of the public, but to pick apart the data and draw some conclusions. I was expecting a deafening volume of hyperbole out of this report – and there...
  • Al Sharpton sets sights on Republican National Convention in Cleveland speech

    06/01/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | May 29, 2015 | John Harper
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland's 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour. "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
  • Academics Fix Another Problem

    06/01/2015 7:58:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    How many academics does it take to fix America’s criminal justice system? Twenty. That’s how many participated in a National Research Council (NRC) study of U. S. prisons and their effect on inner cities. They study was conducted under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). “After decades of stability, U.S. federal and state prison populations escalated steadily between 1973 and 2009, growing from about 200,000 people to 1.5 million,” they found. “The increase was driven by changes in policy that imprisoned people for a wider range of offenses and imposed longer sentences.” “Has this greater reliance on...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • The Ten Cracka Commandments

    05/31/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    Shades Of White ^ | 5/22/2015
    What’s a white person to do? Recently, I had the pleasure to participate in the Interplay Hip Hop Symposium at Lehigh University. The event was hosted by the inimitable hip hop theatre pioneer Kashi Johnson and keynoted by brilliant lyricist and hip hop educator Asheru. I gave a lecture about white appropriation of rap. My lecture led to a discussion about how white people fit into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Together, we came up with these, the ten cracka commandments for 2015: 1. #AllLivesMatter won’t matter until #BlackLivesMatter. This commandment is a litmus test and the greatest commandment. 2. Always remember...
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to “certain untruth” is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their system’s credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Left’s current chief flag bearer,...
  • Catholic School (St. Louis University) Removes Statue Of Priest Because He’s White

    05/31/2015 7:40:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A Catholic university in St. Louis has taken down a statue of a Catholic missionary over complaints that its depiction of Catholic conversion efforts represents a legacy of white supremacy, The College Fix reported. The statue at Jesuit-run Saint Louis University (SLU) is of Jesuit missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet, who evangelized American Indians during the 1800s and has several cities and schools in the U.S. named after him. It shows him holding a crucifix aloft as he ministers to two American Indians, who both look up to him in awe. The statue stood in front of SLU’s Fusz Hall...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • "Ferguson Effect": America's New Crime Wave Is All Part Of The Plan

    05/30/2015 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Wall Street Journal is calling the dramatic end of America’s two-decade-long drop in crime “The Ferguson Effect.” Led behind the scenes by President Obama, America’s fraudulent civil rights leaders (Al Sharpton) and the mainstream media (especially CNN), worked together — starting with their lies in Ferguson — to launch hate campaigns against the police.
  • The black lives that don’t matter to progressives

    05/29/2015 4:38:14 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about black lives per se so much as scoring points against the police. When there is some awful tragedy involving a cop shooting or harming a young black man (sometimes justifiably, sometimes not), they muster every ounce of their moral dudgeon and stage demonstrations eagerly covered by a sympathetic media....
  • Ferguson Protesters Were Promised Up To $5,000 A Month To Protest, Demand Payment

    05/26/2015 6:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    HNGN ^ | May 26, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group reportedly promised to pay protesters $5,000 per month to stir up civil unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer.Last year's protests in Ferguson, Missouri were attended by hired protesters who were promised thousands of dollars per month to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement, but the hiring organization never paid those protesters, and now they are speaking out. The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group, which succeeded the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations...
  • GOP’s demonic new crusade:Right-wing zealots look for crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage

    05/25/2015 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | May 25, 2015 | Joan Walsh
    [full title] GOP’s demonic new crusade: Right-wing zealots look for even crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage Happy Memorial Day! But if you’re in Wisconsin, and relying on food stamps, remember that Republicans don’t want you to have ketchup on your hamburger. They’d probably rather you didn’t have a hamburger at all, but Wisconsin farmers and ranchers have clout, and so proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program made room for Wisconsin products. But they still don’t want you to have “crab, lobster, shrimp, or any other shellfish.” Or ketchup. Or spaghetti sauce. Really. For now, that’s...
  • PBS Star Ken Burns Rants About Racist America, Where Cops Guns Down Blacks 'Almost Weekly'

    05/23/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2015 | 12:07 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    “Today, there’s nothing new under the sun,” intoned hallowed PBS filmmaker Ken Burns as he lamented the persistence of racial inequality in the United States in a commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis. So reported USA Today College. Recalling the lofty text of the Declaration of Independence, Burns reminded his audience that Jefferson, the declaration’s author, owned more than 100 slaves. Jefferson’s hypocrisy is alive and well today, opined Burns, in the form of “color-blindness” that he believes ignores the reality of structural racism. Burns -- a dogmatic liberal who made a shameless Ted Kennedy-boosting Democratic convention film...
  • Town Erects Memorial in Honor of Mike Brown. Here’s What a Former Police Officer Has to Say About it

    05/22/2015 9:02:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/22/15 | KARA PENDLETON
    After the repeated destruction of memorials to Michael Brown, the Brown family and the town of Ferguson have agreed on a more permanent structure. In September 2014, the makeshift memorial to Brown, which was in the middle of the street, was set on fire and destroyed, writes CBS News. Rebuilt, it was again destroyed, this time intentionally by a vehicle the day after Christmas Then a memorial tree was planted in April, only to be cut down one day later Now, the most recent memorial to Brown has been removed by officials, with the items put in storage, reports Fox...
  • Slavery is Over: Hired Ferguson Protesters Demand Pay

    05/21/2015 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 31 replies
    WND ^ | May 19, 2015 | WND
    “Black Lives Matter” protesters who were apparently hired to cause a ruckus in Ferguson, Missouri, are angry because, they say, they haven’t been paid for their hard work. So they’ve launched a #CutTheCheck hashtag on Twitter and held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE – the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, in Missouri.
  • This Woman Has a Fiery Message for the Post-ACORN Org That Won’t Pay Her for Protesting in Ferguson

    05/21/2015 8:02:25 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/20/15 | CHRIS MARTIN
    Last month’s protests in Baltimore are still fresh in the minds of Americans. They evoked images of similar, often violent demonstrations that took place last August in Ferguson, Missouri, after the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Well, there are still protests happening today in Ferguson – but they’re a little bit different. Here’s the first part of a statement released this week by the Millennial Activists United: “On May 14, 2015 many individuals and organizations of the protest movement that began in Ferguson, Missouri organized a sit-in in the office of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). The...
  • Ferguson unveils permanent Michael Brown memorial plaque to be drilled into the road where he..

    05/20/2015 8:27:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 20, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Full Title: Ferguson unveils permanent Michael Brown memorial plaque to be drilled into the road where he was shot dead on the day he would have turned 19 Michael Brown Sr unveiled steel and gold plaque on what would have been his son's 19th birthday He acknowledged the makeshift memorial of toys and flowers was a safety hazard and helped to remove it The mayor told crowds the plaque will be drilled into the road as they resurface Canfield Drive Brown was shot dead on August 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson and sparked Black Lives Matter movementA permanent...
  • Pure Kabuki: Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/20/2015 7:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/20/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    The riots in Ferguson were pure kabuki for the network cameras, employing tactics as old as the days of LBJ. “Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they’re upset the checks haven’t arrived yet,” Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall. “Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing “protestors” using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments:” On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid...
  • DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

    05/19/2015 1:53:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    This lunacy is mainstream thought at the Department of Justice. Vanita Gupta, head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, has told a lawyers group in Colorado that slavery and Jim Crow helped fuel the Ferguson and Baltimore riots. The last few days have seen a number of fanciful stories with the Obama administration seemingly questioning the authority of local police. I’ve long maintained that the administration is nakedly seeking to federalize policing standards — but get rid of local police? No way, that sounds like something broadcast from a shortwave station in Austin, Texas. But then up steps...
  • Huh: It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/19/2015 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they're upset the checks haven't arrived yet. Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing "protestors" using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments. On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to...
  • Ferguson Rent-A-Mobs Exposed

    05/19/2015 4:46:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 19,2015 | Mathew Vadum
    ACORN’s successor group in Missouri has been paying protesters $5,000 a month to generate civil unrest in Ferguson, the troubled St. Louis suburb where black youth Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer last August. We know this because some of the protesters haven’t been paid and, now, they are demanding what they were promised. They held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) and posted a demand letter online.
  • ‘We gonna just **** you up’- Black #Ferguson Activists Threaten White Liberals for Protest Pay

    05/16/2015 11:29:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-15-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    #CutTheCheck. That’s the hashtag for Black activists demanding payment from white liberals for taking part in the months-long protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the police shooting death of unarmed Black teenaged criminal Michael Brown in a confrontation with white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August. Black activists held a sit-in at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share. During the sit-in,...
  • BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid $5,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

    05/16/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | 5-16-2015 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Earlier this week black protesters staged a protest at at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.</p>