Nov 21

Jaselyn Grant: Memphis Police Officer Charged With Murder In Wife’s Shooting

A Memphis police officer charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting her wife has pleaded not guilty.

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Authorities charged 34-year-old officer Jaselyn Grant on Wednesday in the death of 29-year-old Keara Crowder. Police say Grant was also charged with attempted murder because she tried to shoot Crowder’s 12-year-old son.

Defense attorney Dewun Settle said after Grant’s arraignment on Thursday that his client “was defending herself.”

Police said the shooting occurred during a domestic argument at the home where the women lived. Investigators said in an affidavit that Grant’s claim of self-defense did not “corroborate other witness statements or the crime scene.”

Records show that the couple had a history of domestic violence, with Grant’s “stressful” job as a police officer possibly playing a role.

“This is a very, very stressful job,” said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong.

“I don’t think being a police officer exempts you from any of the other pressures of life. We’d hope none of our members would result in violence, especially to the level this particular case has,” Armstrong added.

Grant, who resigned from the Memphis Police Department on Thursday, is currently in jail on a $500,000 bond.

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Nov 21

137 shots by 13 cops plus two dead unarmed civilians equals taxpayers on the hook for $3 million

“The result was a protracted high-speed chase that put the public and officers in danger, the death of two unarmed people – one a totally innocent passenger – and a circular firing squad that nearly killed several of their own.”

Cleveland, Ohio – Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were driving near downtown Cleveland on November 29, 2012, when Russell’s car backfired. Police in the area apparently mistook the sound for gunfire and gave chase.

What took place next was a stunning car chase that involved over 60 police cruisers and lasted almost a half hour.

It’s unclear exactly why Russell didn’t pull over, but what is clear is that when the chase ended, Russell and Williams were killed in a hail of gunfire after 13 officers unloaded 137 rounds into the vehicle in an elementary school parking lot.

Russell, the driver, was shot 23 times. Williams was shot 24 times while sitting in the front passenger seat. Neither one of the victims were armed, which was confirmed after no weapons were found in the bullet riddled vehicle.

Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter, he was released on a $10,000 dollar bond. Brelo is accused of firing 49 of the 137 shots. Randolph Daley, Michael Donegan, Patricia Coleman, Jason Edens and Paul Wilson were all charged with misdemeanor dereliction of duty.

Brelo unloaded 49 shots, the last 15 as he stood on the hood of Russell’s car firing through the windshield well after the chase was over and the other officers on the scene had stopped firing. The actions of Brelo that day are nothing short of sociopathic.

Of course police union officials have attempted to denigrate the murder victims by calling them criminals and labeling the incident as a “good shoot.”

While the majority of the officers involved only got a slap on the wrist, it’s heartening to see that Bralo is being held accountable for his actions.

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Nov 21

A whole new class of cancer-causing flame retardants detected in bodies of Americans

(NaturalNews) A new finding that Julia Brody, PhD, Executive Director and Senior Scientist at Silent Spring Institute, says “provides more evidence that our homes are a primary source of exposure to toxic flame retardants,” has yielded the shocking discovery that several flame-retardant…

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Nov 21

What’s Spanish for ‘dumb?’

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA/President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office.

Sometime between the moment I’m writing this and the moment you read it, President Barack Obama will have granted amnesty from prosecution to somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million criminals. While we can generally agree that Obama has wandered well off the Constitutional reservation, at some level, you almost have to admire the sheer gall of the guy. With the roar of the electorate’s disapproval still echoing through the Washington air, Obama is doubling down on his own imperial delusions. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest can make all the “badge of honor” jokes he wants, but the idea of a president attempting to rule by fiat isn’t actually all that funny. The idea of a presidential spokehole turning his arrogance into a standup routine is even less so. And that’s why the overwhelming majority of Americans stopped laughing quite a while ago.

According to most reports, Obama plans to issue a long-threatened executive order granting a get-out-of-jail-free card to a group of lawbreakers the size of metropolitan Atlanta. By the time you read this, he’ll have told you as much — unless you’re among the dozens, if not hundreds, of millions of taxpayers who didn’t catch his speech because it didn’t air on any of the channels most of us watch. Interestingly, Obama’s speech will be aired live on Spanish-language Univision during the Latin Grammy Awards, lest you think the most cravenly partisan administration in history would pass up a chance to pander shamelessly to the lowest common denominators among its zealous base. It’s worth noting that following the White House’s announcement of the coming presidential decree, the major networks declined to carry it, with one network insider telling Politico’s Mike Allen: “There was agreement among the broadcast networks that this was overtly political.” Try to wrap your head around the idea that NBC is skipping an Obama speech because they don’t think it’s bipartisan enough.

Scant weeks have passed since every aspect of his platform — which he personally welded to his party’s campaign by reminding voters to “make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them” — was resoundingly repudiated by his employers. Mere days have passed since Jon Gruber, the key player in the construction of Obamacare, admitted that some fairly high-ranking members of the administration ought to be preparing not for the next two years in office but for the next five to 10 years upstate, setting the stage for a Supreme Court spanking next year that may well send Obama’s biggest bust to the boneyard. And the Democrats have spared no quarter in reminding us that they think their detractors are suffering from some sort of intellectual defect.

So of course Obama chose this moment to announce his plan to wildly overstep his executive authority and unilaterally abrogate federal law on behalf of federal lawbreakers. The People have done everything but engrave “disapprove” on the White House door; current polling data show fewer than 4 out of 10 Americans support unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens. However, the Wall Street banksters and Obama’s cronies think it’s a swell idea, as do Obama’s political allies for whom race — racism — is the primary motivating factor. Even victims of Common Core’s tortured arithmetic can add simple sums. The Democrats are on the canvas after Obama tied their hands together for the 2014 midterms. The People’s opinion of the President has slipped from “mild distaste” to “nauseated.” There’s an odds-on chance that Obamacare, already in ICU, is going to meet that great death panel in the sky next year. The number of people out of the workforce has reached record high numbers, and the jobs that are being created are largely the same low-paying gigs for which Obama’s 5 million new best friends will now be openly competing. And the one sector of the economy that Obama promised to rein in is doing better than ever. In a twisted sense, it’s fitting that Obama would now turn his back on the people who pay his salary despite a job performance that includes high crimes, misdemeanors and outright abuse of the law-abiding populace for whom he purportedly works. It’s even more fitting that he would abandon them on behalf of the millions of illegal aliens whom he plans to make legal with a stroke of the imperial pen.

With his party’s political future now looking very much in doubt, his own legacy crumbling like the house of cards it has always been and America’s position in the world tottering precariously as a result of Obama’s almost impossible incompetence, he’s going to deploy what Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called a “partisan bomb.”

Of course, we didn’t really need another reminder of Obama and his accomplices’ low opinion of us. As we learned from Obamacare architect Gruber, who was paid up to $400,000 to perpetrate Obama’s signature fraud on an unwilling nation, not only do they think we’re all morons; they count on it to impose their twisted ideology despite our repeated demurrals. Though he’s now struggling to earn better approval ratings than Senator Harry Reid in a grade-school parking lot, Obama was elected and re-elected by a majority. It is, therefore, possible that a great many of us aren’t as bright as we think. However, Obama’s party just suffered through a visit to the electoral woodshed, and he is responding by booking it a return trip. It’s more likely that the Democrats aren’t as bright as they think.

–Ben Crystal

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Nov 21

The Site Almost Hit The 20 Million Views Mark! Some questions readers often ask me.

Hey this is really overwhelming. My site is about to hit the 20 million viewers mark. Let me say thank you to each and every one of you for visiting. I really appreciate having others come to visit with the same interests. A little known fact, the first few posts I made on this site five years ago were actually poems of city life getting 5-10 views a week. I don’t often talk about myself, because I’m insignificant, alien evidence is more important. Also I want to stop for a second and answer some common questions about me. I owe you that. I am sorry I can’t answer every email, but I am very busy lately as a teacher in Taiwan, teaching and getting the classrooms ready for Christmas.

1. Why do you do this site? Most people ask me this and they never seem to like the answer. I do it to raise the level of awareness of humanity about the things around them.

2. Are you making money with this site? No, not at all. No Google adds or anything. If you see adds on the videos, it makes money for Youtube or some other person who posted the video, not for me. Money is not important to me…learning is. I chose to become a teacher back in 6th grade.

3. Did you made this site to make money with your books? LOL, no! I wrote the books to impress my son…which failed miserably. I used his name as the main character, except the UFO book. I get checks from the publisher. I cashed the first few. I have more than 8 un-cashed checks and probably a lot more laying around the house in places. Yes its in the thousands. Why not cash them? Its not why I wrote them.

4. If you don’t make money, what are you gaining from all this? Knowledge. I am learning with you. Every year of posts makes me better and better at understanding aliens. I am trying to find the faces of most alien species out there so we can know them, even if they hide from us. Also I may catch the ear of aliens out there who may see these posts on the Internet…It would be nice to meet an alien species.

5. Why don’t you debunk UFO sightings to help others tell which are real and which are not? Well, I have a masters degree in Counseling Education and yes I use it on the site. What I mean is if I mention a hoaxer and announce to the world that he is a fraud, it only elevates his fame on the net. As Madonna said back in the 1980s, any publicity is good publicity. She was right, so I refrain from talking about the numerous sites and Youtube video channels that make fake sightings. Instead I try hard to avoid them altogether and focus on the honest ones. The hoaxers are only trying to get their own reality show or money from adds.

6. Have you ever had a UFO sighting? Yeah, a few, but I never had a camera to catch the biggest ones. The biggest was in 1989-1990 in Rapid City, SD with more than 25 glowing florescent orbs about 25 meters across, strange the EAFB where I worked (15 miles away) base never sent any fighters to investigate. I did however catch some small ones. In 2012 I recorded the first UFO of 2012 during New Years in Taipei…oh and hundreds of others uploaded their videos after I did of it. Right now I carry two cameras everywhere I go. A cell phone and a Sony camcorder.

7. Whats an easy way to catch a UFO? Take 30 minutes for 7 days to watch the sunset. Record anything unusual and look at it later the computer. The larger computer screen allows you to see more detail and UFOs are most often seen during sunset. The setting suns angle is 90 degrees more on one side of the UFO causing it to become visible for 30 seconds to 12 minutes. Also, the term “sun dog” was invented by the US govt to confuse the public from knowing the truth. Those so called sun dogs are actual UFOs.

8. I have a video, how do I send it to you? Its best to send it to the world by uploading it to Youtube. Also put it on in HD and put the words “UFO Sighting” with the location, date, time and at least one paragraph of your eyewitness testimony of what you experienced. Most UFO researches search Youtube daily for the newest videos.

9. Can I use information, photos, videos from this site? Yes. I give full permission to use anything on this site to help spread the word about the existence of aliens. Use it for sites, news, TV shows or whatever. I do not need credit, but if you mention the my sites name that would be cool. This site has spawned a lot of fans who told me they made their own UFO site after being a faithful reader here. I think thats awesome. The more the merrier.

10. Why do you teach? I wanted to be a teacher since I was in 6th grade. I have always wanted this. Just last week another teacher saw me here in Taiwan and asked me why I was always smiling. I told him I love what I do. When I graduated from ISU as a teacher I had a single thought in my head, to change the world. I did, and I am still changing it for the better by teaching classes with kids ages 3 to 15 English. Hey, and this site makes a big change itself, but this site is more all of you than just me. Its all of us, looking for the truth on our own.

If I missed your question, post it here and I will answer it ASAP.

Thanks,
Scott C. Waring
UFO Sightings Daily
Taiwan

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Nov 21

Russia invades Ukraine, again, and again, and yet again … using Saddam’s WMDs

Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday [August 27], sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory. The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week.

None of the photos accompanying this New York Times story online showed any of these Russian troops or armored vehicles. The story continued:

The Obama administration … has asserted over the past week that the Russians had moved artillery, air-defense systems and armor to help the separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk. ‘These incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway’, Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said. At the department’s daily briefing in Washington, Ms. Psaki also criticized what she called the Russian government’s ‘unwillingness to tell the truth’ that its military had sent soldiers as deep as 30 miles inside Ukraine territory.

Thirty miles inside Ukraine territory and not a single satellite photo, not a camera anywhere around, not even a one-minute video to show for it. “Ms. Psaki apparently [sic] was referring to videos of captured Russian soldiers, distributed by the Ukrainian government.” The Times apparently forgot to inform its readers where they could see these videos.

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Nov 21

‘We will hunt you down’: KKK threatens to shoot Anonymous mask-wearing ‘n***** lovers’

A bitter war of words between hacker collective Anonymous and the Klu Klux Klan risks spilling over into real violence, with the right-wing hate group allegedly threatening to shoot dead activists wearing the Guy Fawkes mask in southern Missouri.
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Nov 21

The Fallacy Behind the Pledge of Allegiance

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“I pledge disallegiance to the Fed(eral Reserve) of the Disunited States of America, and to the Oligarchy for which it stands, one Nation under Obama, divisible, with tyranny and injustice for all.”

Do you unconsciously regard dogmatic, or bandwagon, propaganda as the truth without question?

Is the United States of America, genuinely, a Republic? Is ‘God’ the statist government?

Do the multitude of government partitions and religious sects counteract the interpretation of ‘indivisibl[ity]‘ within the Pledge of Allegiance?

Are both liberty and justice served in the imminent, yet already effective, police states of America?

Andrew Demeter, a young American political activist, amateur filmmaker, and journalist, discusses the fallacies of the pledge.

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Nov 21

Gohmert: ‘An Offense to the Constitution’; Bachmann: ‘Contempt’ for Americans

President Obama’s executive action on immigration is “outrageous”.

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Nov 21

Ferguson Cop Advises Residents To Get A Gun: “We Will Not Be Able To Protect You Or Your Family”

Ferguson Cop Advises Residents To Get A Gun: “We Will Not Be Able To Protect You Or Your Family”

Things are about to get real in Ferguson, Missouri, regardless of the decision of the Grand Jury in the Michael Brown case.

So real, in fact, that the governor of Missouri has already declared a State of Emergency and called in the National Guard.

So real, in fact, that at least some of the local cops believe citizens need to arm themselves, because they know they won’t be able to protect them from the chaos that is sure to ensue.

A post on a local forum, St. Louis Cop Talk, is all the buzz right now. Someone posting under the username “A Concerned Cop” wrote:

“If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family,” he wrote. “It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”

Shortly after the post was picked up by the alternative media on Vocative.com, the forum was disabled.

The locals are taking the warnings seriously. One gun store owner reports a massive increase in sales in during the past week.

“These people are afraid,” said Steve King, the owner of Metro Shooting Supplies in nearby Bridgeton. King says his store typically sells 30 to 40 firearms a week. This week, it has sold 250. “One hundred percent of them are buying because of Ferguson.” (source)

Of course, those of us who are into preparedness have known this all along. As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.” This will be especially true in the event of an eruption of civil unrest, fueled by racial tensions.

Back in August, when the shooting occurred, violence, looting, and rampaging broke out across the Ferguson area, spilling over into nearby towns. This time promises to be even worse, if the panic stoked by the mainstream media and government press releases is anything to go by. The FBI has released its own warnings about the expected situation:

“The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI says in an intelligence bulletin issued in recent days. “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”

Those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations with the intent to incite and engage in violence could be armed…

The FBI bulletin expresses concern only over those who would exploit peaceful protests, not the masses of demonstrators who will want to legitimately, lawfully and collectively express their views on the grand jury’s decision.

The bulletin “stresses the importance of remaining aware of the protections afforded to all U.S. persons exercising their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.” (source)

If the government wanted a reason to crack down, tens of thousands of people rioting through the streets, setting fires, and committing crimes would definitely have people begging for protection. Whether this unrest is genuine or manufactured, the result is the same – in the next day or so, this part of Missouri will be under seige.

Perhaps, like me, you aren’t confident in the ability or urgency of others to care for your family. It’s time to prepare your defenses.

I wrote about this previously, but here’s a refresher on what you can expect during periods of civil unrest and rioting, and how you can best prepare to protect your family.

Make sure to have enough supplies

The most preventable issue in the event of civil unrest is running out of supplies.

If you have to “run out to the store” that makes it far more likely that you will become the victim of a crime. The best advice I can give in all of this is to STAY HOME. But if you have no food and water, it’s difficult to do so.

Here is a general list of supplies to have on hand. Remember that sometimes power supplies are lost during situations like this. Occasionally officials do this to gain more control over the populace and sometimes it happens as a side-effect of the wholesale destruction by the rioters. Keep the potential for a down-grid situation in mind when preparing.

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Necessary prescription medications
  • A well stocked pantry – you need at least a one-month supply of food for the entire family, including pets
  • An off grid cooking method (We have a Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Grill, an outdoor burner, and a woodstove inside)
  • Or food that requires no cooking
  • A tactical quality first aid kit
  • Lighting in the event of a power outage
  • Sanitation supplies (in the event that the municipal water system is unusable, this would include cleaning supplies and toilet supplies)
  • A way to stay warm in harsh winter weather
  • Over-the-counter medications and/or herbal remedies to treat illnesses at home
  • A diverse survival guide and first aid manual (hard copies in case the internet and power grid are down)
  • Alternative communications devices (such as a hand-crank radio) so that you can get updates about the outside world
  • Off-grid entertainment: arts and craft supplies, puzzles, games, books, crossword or word search puzzles, needlework, journals

Secure your home.

The best way to win a fight is to avoid getting into that fight in the first place.

Secure your home and lay low, but be prepared if trouble comes to visit.

Here are some tips to make your home less of a target:

  • Keep all the doors and windows locked. Secure sliding doors with a metal bar. Consider installing decorative grid-work over a door with a large window so that it becomes difficult for someone to smash the glass and reach in to unlock the door.
  • Keep the curtains closed. There’s no need for people walking past to be able to see what you have or to do reconnaissance on how many people are present.
  • Don’t answer the door. Many home invasions start with an innocent-seeming knock at the door to gain access to your house.
  • Keep pets indoors. Sometimes criminals use an animal in distress to get a homeowner to open the door for them. Sometimes people are just mean and hurt animals for “fun”. Either way, it’s safer for your furry friends to be inside with you.

If, despite your best efforts, your property draws the attention of people with ill intent, you must be ready to defend your family and your home

  • Don’t rely on 911. If the disorder is widespread, don’t depend on a call to 911 to save you – you must be prepared to save yourself. First responders may be tied up, and in some cases, the cops are not always your friends. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, some officers joined in the crime sprees, and others stomped all over the 2nd Amendment and confiscated people’s legal firearms at a time when they needed them the most.
  • Be armed and know how to use your weapon of choice. When the door of your home is breached, you can be pretty sure the people coming in are not there to make friendly conversation over a nice cup of tea. Make a plan to greet them with a deterring amount of force. Whatever your choice of weapon, practice, practice, practice. A weapon you don’t know how to use is more dangerous than having no weapon at all. Here’s some advice from someone who knows a lot more about weapons than I do.
  • Have a safe room established for children or other vulnerable family members. If the worst happens and your home is breached, you need to have a room into which family members can escape. This room needs to have a heavy exterior door instead of a regular hollow core interior door. There should be communications devices in the room so that the person can call for help, as well as a reliable weapon to be used in the event that the safe room is breached. The family members should be instructed not to come out of that room FOR ANY REASON until you give them the all clear or help has arrived. You can learn more about building a safe room HERE. Focus the tips for creating a safe room in an apartment to put it together more quickly.
  • Plan an escape route. If the odds are against you, devise a way to get your family to safety. Your property is not worth your life.

It’s very important to make a defense plan well before you need one.

Expect violence for the sake of violence

Not every criminal frolicking through a WROL zone is there to steal. Some people want to hurt people just for the rush of power it gives them.

There is no pacifist answer to an encounter like this. If someone wants to do harm because they find it enjoyable, or because they are swept up in a mob mentality, you have to meet force with greater force.

In these situations, firearms are the great equalizer.

I can’t repeat this enough: you must practice. Frequently. If you don’t know how to use a firearm, you shouldn’t have it. When you handle your weapon awkwardly, it’s very obvious to a person who is trying to intimidate you. Likewise, if you are so comfortable with your weapon that it looks like a natural extension of your arm, that is also very clear. It sends a message that you mean business and that you know what you’re doing. No one wants to get shot. Most thugs will search for an easier target.

Of course, it’s better still to avoid these encounters. When your city is under siege, it’s far safer to stay home. Don’t go to work or send the kids to school. Wait until normalcy returns to go about your business. It isn’t worth risking your life.

Expect destruction of property

Of enormous concern in these situations is the destruction of property.

For some, vandalizing and destroying property is the order of the day. Often, times of civil unrest give people of a certain mentality the excuse they need to seek vengeance against those who have “more” than they do. Tensions erupt between the “haves” and the “have-nots”. When this occurs, often destruction of property is the way these people choose to show their “power”.

While this starts out as purely a property crime, the situation can quickly turn violent. If someone is outside bashing the headlights of your vehicle, it isn’t a far stretch to think that they’ll bash on you if you confront them.

How to respond to this is a very individual decision, and depends to a great extent on your personal skill levels and confidence.

If you are a person who is unaccustomed to physical confrontations, you may be better off staying inside and calling your insurance company after the fact. No possession is worth your life or the lives of your family.

Alternatively, in some situations, it won’t stop with the destruction of your property. You may have to defend your home. Fire is of enormous concern in these types of scenarios. Fire is a cowardly attack that doesn’t require any interaction on the part of the arsonist. It flushes out the family inside, leaving you vulnerable to physical assaults.

Be ready for the potential of fire.

Expect cops and soldiers to be harsh

The reality is this:

While many of the officers involved most likely just want to resolve the situation and go home to their families, the methods being used are not methods most of us wish to encounter.

In a highly charged situation like this, police and military are trained to use the most efficient methods to speedily shut down a conflict. These methods can include tear gas, sound cannons, and outright physical assaults on citizens. It’s important to note that fear can be a powerful motivator when deciding how much force is appropriate when addressing a threat. Cops are just as subject to fear as the rest of us. 20 cops with shields and batons would be quite reasonable to fear an angry mob of hundreds of shouting people.

Your safety when interacting with officials during a martial law situation does not rely on the intentions of police officers and military. It really doesn’t matter if they are trying to crush your rights under a jack-booted heel, or whether they are trying to benevolently keep people safe and re-establish peace and harmony.

Here are some suggestions to help keep you safe when dealing with cops and soldiers.

  • Avoid crowds. If you are in the midst of a crowd, you’ll be considered part of the crowd and treated exactly like everyone else in that group. If they get tear-gassed, so will you. It’s guilt by association. If the crowd is violent, and you are part of the crowd, you will also be considered violent, and you’ll be dealt with accordingly. Legally, you are actually guilty if you are part of a group that is violent. GO HOME.
  • Be polite. If you have to interact with officers, be courteous. You won’t restore the Constitution by arguing with them or threatening them. It’s fine to assert your rights – you don’t have to allow them to search your house without cause, for example, but do so civilly. Belligerence will get you nothing but a beat-down.
  • You don’t get to explain. In a highly charged situation, the cops probably aren’t going to listen to you when you try to explain that you’re just taking that baseball bat in your hand over to your nephew’s house so he can hit some balls in the backyard. No matter how innocent your intentions are, if you’re walking like a duck, you’re going to be treated like a duck. Training will kick in, and perceived threats will be immediately neutralized by whatever means the cops find necessary.
  • Stay home. It really isn’t worth risking your physical safety to go see what’s going on.

Underneath the uniform, cops are human. I’m not justifying the brutality, the methods they’re using, or the assaults on journalists. Cops are just as likely to be swept up in a herd mentality as thugs are during a high stress situation. By understanding this, you can be better prepared.

Just stay home.

I really can’t repeat that often enough. It’s the number one way to keep yourself safer from every single threat mentioned in this article. If you find yourself in an area under siege, the odds will be further on your side for every interaction in which you avoid taking part.

Every single time you leave the house, you increase your chances of an unpleasant encounter. Nothing will be accomplished by going out during a chaotic situation.

Resources:

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months

How to Build a One Month Food Supply…Fast

How to Create a Safe Room in Your Home or Apartment

The Anatomy of a Breakdown

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

Wise Company Emergency Food Supply 1 Month

Bayou Classic SP10 High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker, Propane

Total Breakdown In Less Than 24 Hours: Images and Videos of Missouri Riots and Looting

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

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Nov 21

What those Muslims were chanting at Washington National Cathedral

On Nov. 14, 2014, the Washington National Cathedral in D.C. — an Episcopal Christian church that calls itself “the spiritual home for the nation” — hosted a Muslim prayer service that was by invitation only. I’ve posted about how the Muslim … Continue reading

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Nov 21

‘Say Thanks’ videos from Facebook let you send video messages to friends, family

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On Wednesday, Facebook announced “Say Thanks” videos, a way for users to create personalized videos to celebrate friendships.

The videos will include the user’s photos and posts in a slideshow that features highlights of the friendship.

Users can share the “Say Thanks” video with a close friend, family member, coworker or an old friend. There is no limit to the number of personalized videos users can create.

“Say Thanks” videos and facebook.com/thanks arrive just before Thanksgiving, so be prepared for lots of “Say Thanks” videos in your News Feed over the next week or so.

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“Millions of people use Facebook every day to connect with the people and things that matter to them most. Your friends are at the core of your Facebook experience, and we are always looking for new ways to help you celebrate those friendships,” Facebook said in a statement.

Facebook launched a similar campaign to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Over 200 million people created “Look Back” videos. According to Facebook, half of those videos were shared with family and friends.

How it works (From Facebook):

To create a “Say Thanks” video, visit facebook.com/thanks. Choose a friend and Facebook will generate a preview of the video. You’ll have the ability to select a different theme and edit photos and posts that represent your friendship.

When you’re satisfied with the video, click “Share” — you will have the option of writing a personalized message before posting. The video will post on your Timeline and your friend will be tagged, so it will show up on their Timeline as well.

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Nov 21

Dirty Needle in the Halloween Candy Bag? Nobody Panic

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Oh how I cackled! Reason TV’s Jim Epstein and I
posted a video of me in a witch hat explaining
“The Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween.”
One way
was with over-hyped fears of poisoned candy.

But recently, a reader informed me that this year, two children found needles in their
candy
up in Canada. What did I have to say about
that?

A lot, as it turned out. Mostly about keeping risk in
perspective, which can make a gal sound truly witch-like. See, if
you fan the flames of hysteria—”No child is safe!”—you are seen as
a caring individual. Or at least a caring TV correspondent, with a
special report at 11. Stay tuned! But if you fan the flames of
rationality, you risk sounding heartless. As I wrote on my blog, Free-Range Kids:

We can dutifully tell kids not to eat a single bite of candy
till they bring it home and we “vigilantly” comb through it, as an
article about the pins-in-candy suggests. But I believe we are
actually allowed to say, “The chance is so infinitesimal, let’s not
worry about it.”

Those words are almost blasphemous in a world that warns about
every horror that happens anywhere, no matter how rare or remote.
But the alternative—actively fretting about each incredibly slight
chance of disaster—is a warped way to live.

Warped, yes. But popular. Now all of Canada is worrying about
two needles, despite the fact that more than $2 billion worth of
Halloween candy is sold throughout North America. Assuming each
dollar buys just five pieces of candy (and way more of the cheap
stuff I buy), the odds of finding a projectile in any one of them
is 1 in 10,000,000,000.

Those are good odds.
So good, you’ll never hear them on TV. That is what’s so
scary.

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Nov 21

A Simple Solution to Fix Illegal Immigration

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Nov 21

November 23

Shark fin soup
Nov. 23, 2004: Sixty nations agree to a ban on shark finning in the Atlantic Ocean. Tens of millions of sharks die each year for the benefit of shark fin soup (at right), an Asian delicacy.

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Nov 20

Killer or Artist? Why Rap is on Trial.

Prosecutors’ use of rap videos and lyrics as evidence is chilling artistic speech.

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Nov 20

A Regular Guy Not the Media Found Gruber Video Clips about Obamacare

Comments by Jonathan Gruber about how the lies of Obamacare were there all the time. The media, like they refused to dig into Obama’s college and law school records and his personal history but went after Mitt Romney over a high school prank haircut, also refused to dig into those who were really behind the Affordable Care Act.

All of this reminds me of Monica’s semen-stained blue dress story that almost brought down a president. “News of the scandal first broke on January 17, 1998, on the Drudge Report, which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff exposing the affair.”

The media probably know more about Obama than we know but are not releasing the material until he is out of office. Someone will make a big book deal to “tell it all.”

The Gruber video clips were found by a man who lost his insurance and wanted someone to confront about the issue. Through perseverance, Rich Weinstein, a Philadelphia investment adviser, found a series of talks by Jonathan Gruber. He painstakingly wanted hours of video, and voila, pay dirt.

But that’s not the end of the story. It was the media response that really irritated and frustrated Weinstein. There was no response from any of the media outlets.

So Weinstein went to alternative media, and as a result we know the lie that is Obamacare:

The following is from Howard Kurtz at Fox — a day late and a dollar short, but at least it’s a report “He found the Jonathan Gruber videos — and no media outlet would call him back.”

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The man who changed the ObamaCare debate was at a gas station when I reached him, and he wasn’t dying to talk.

“I really want to stay out of the limelight,” said Rich Weinstein, a Philadelphia investment adviser. “This is not about me.”

But it is about him in the sense that if not for one slightly obsessed citizen, we wouldn’t have the videos of Jonathan Gruber saying the health care law was deceptively designed and its passage depended on the stupidity of the American public. And it is about his frustrating struggle to get that information out to the media.

Still, Weinstein would not be coaxed into an on-camera interview, or even provide a photograph. He doesn’t want his 15 minutes.

“I think people are going to look for a target. I don’t want to be Rich the Plumber,” he told me.

Weinstein is up front about the fact that his motives were personal. His insurance policy was canceled, he says, because of the Affordable Care Act, and his premiums wound up doubling.

He started out searching for another administration adviser and then switched to Gruber. He sat through hour after tedious hour of video taken at academic conferences and in other settings.

This helps explain why a self-described regular guy was able to unearth what the media could not. Few news organizations could afford to have a reporter spend a long period searching for a needle in an online haystack, especially without a tip that the needle existed at all. Maybe everything that Gruber had to say about the law he helped devise was boring. But Weinstein kept at it, although he did give up the search for awhile during his kids’ lacrosse season.

Last December, Weinstein found one video in which Gruber, an MIT professor, said that ObamaCare subscribers wouldn’t get tax benefits if their states didn’t set up health care exchanges, meaning they would be losing out to those in states that did create the websites.

That’s when Weinstein used every means he could think of, from Facebook to phone calls, to get the attention of journalists. He says he tried getting messages to Fox News, Forbes, National Review, Glenn Beck and a network affiliate in Philadelphia where a friend worked. Nobody bit. Nobody called back.

“It was so frustrating,” Weinstein said. “I tried really hard to give this to the media. I had this and couldn’t get it to anybody that knows what to do with it.” All he wanted, Weinstein says, was a train ride to D.C. for him and his lawyer, and “I was going to give them everything for nothing, no money, all I wanted was autographed pictures of the people I was working with to hang on my office wall.”

Crickets.

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Nov 20

Russian boy electrocuted by lamp post acquires magnetic powers

A schoolboy who was almost killed when knocked out by a massive electric shock now claims the accident gave him superpowers like those of X-Men’s Magneto.

Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, had been walking home after school when he lent briefly against a lamp post that was live from a faulty wire, and was blasted across the pavement.

He said: ‘When I came round I felt groggy but managed to get home and told my mum what had happened.

‘When I woke up the next day and got out of bed I found some coins that had been lying on the mattress had stuck to my body. Then when I was having breakfast and dropped my spoon, it stuck to my chest.’

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Nov 20

Don’t trust the FCC to regulate the internet — they’ll only screw it up

The principle of net neutrality is easy to understand and support; to treat the delivery all data equally. This has been the status quo. Works great. Few oppose that, but supporting the principle of net neutrality is not the same thing as supporting the government’s plan to enforce that principle.

The alleged problem that the government claims needs fixing is that Internet service providers (ISPs) want to charge different rates to websites for different levels of data usage, often referred to as fast lanes. Simply put, ISPs want the opposite of net neutrality and the corporate-run FCC supports this plan.

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Nov 20

Taking the Blue Pill Will Not Save You From Being On the Red List

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