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3 votes

Obama tells Ferguson not to resort to violence while he sends more troops, guns and bombs to Iraq...

and Afghanistan. Am I missing something here? Is this not a prime example of hypocrisy? The warmonger has no business telling the city of Ferguson to talk things out and begs them not resort to violence and destruction. "Nothing of benefit results from destructive acts," the president said.

What a charade!

7 votes

Rand Paul on Ferguson: Politicians' Wars on Drugs and Poverty are to Blame

The latter half of this op-ed by Rand Paul sounds thrillingly like a nominating convention acceptance speech. As the only presumptive presidential candidate to even visit Ferguson, Rand has more cred when discussing this issue than any other Republican. And people are taking note.

Kevin Glass commented on Rand's article on TownHall.com, saying, "Sen. Rand Paul is perhaps the Republican politician most attempting to create positive change out of the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri. He has consistently made the case that it is government dysfunction and mismanagement that created the backdrop for the sense of injustice in the St. Louis suburb."

In the search for culpability for the tragedy in Ferguson, I mostly blame politicians. Michael Brown’s death and the suffocation of Eric Garner in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes indicate something is wrong with criminal justice in America. The War on Drugs has created a culture of violence and put police in a nearly impossible situation. […]

8 votes

Can Police be punished? Is it possible?

I've read about a mayor* who plainly admitted that he couldn't ever go after corrupt police. He confessed that if he did, the entire force would harass him and his family and other public workers related. E.g., follow them home from restaurants for DUI arrests, bust their kids for pot, invent prostitution charges etc.

The stiffest allowable punishment for a cop is probably a paid vacation.

In a case where a cop shoots somebody, the people who collect the evidence and investigate are co-workers of the cops. Maybe even his friends. And they are likely to protect their own fraternity. After all, if you are one of them, it might be your own investigation that needs help some day.

Once a case goes to court, it's the judicial system vs. the judicial system. At a practical level, they need the cops' support and participation like no other group.

They need a stream of criminals and convictions. Cops bring this. The court's income is at stake. Every organization's primary objective is to survive and grow. This is the court's mission, well above dispensing justice.

You hear about the growing prisoner population, but not so much about a growing court business. But if prisons are getting larger, so must the courts.

9 votes

Heavy Police Presence In Ferguson To Ensure Residents Adequately Provoked

Ahead of a grand jury’s decision over whether to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police in the city of Ferguson have reportedly heavily increased their presence this week to ensure residents are adequately provoked.

13 votes

Wow...these Denver newscasters surprised me

I don't know much about posting, but wanted to share this video. http://kdvr.com/2014/11/24/denver-police-accused-of-excessiv...

23 votes

Wow, I Feel So Accomplished!

Hey everyone, I'm so ecstatic right now. I have this natural high that you can't get from any drug. I'm just so proud of myself and only my DP Family can fully appreciate why.

I've been doing a few projects around the house lately to alleviate some stress and boredom. In October, I decided I was finally gonna start a garden and become a little more self-sufficient. I started collecting 5 Gal. buckets from work and picking up potting soil every week. I planted and I hoped, and it grew and grew.


1 Week

11 votes

Help me here...What is going on. Gold up $250 in 20 minutes?

Can somebody tell me what just happened???
Something JUST happened...Is something broken with this site??
This site has to be broken....

http://www.goldseek.com/

14 votes

Diabetes And Milk

Years ago, my husband and I saw a study published that indicated milk was probably a culprit in the onset of juvenile (type 1) diabetes. The study was soon scrubbed, and the insulin manufacturers continued with their highly profitable business. Similar studies can now be found:

http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20080501/new-clue-to-milk...
(although the CDC continues to deny the link.)

Years ago, I had a lot of stomach problems. No need to get graphic, just know that any sort of issue that can occur in a digestive tract was going on in mine. I heard that changing to raw milk might help, so I tried it. I found IMMEDIATE relief from all symptoms. Hallelujah!

In recent years, a LOT of marketing has been done to promote "probiotic" foods. This morning, I see that yogurt is being touted as a preventative for adult onset (type 2) diabetes. "Probiotics" are beneficial micro-organisms that we pasteurize out of raw milk, then grow in a lab to put into yogurt.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/20903/20141125/yogurt-may-...

21 votes

Putin reopened the "Gold Window". And he didn't ask anybody for permission.

Grandmaster Putin's Golden Trap

In 1971, US President Richard Nixon closed the 'gold window', ending the free exchange of dollars for gold, guaranteed by the US in 1944 at Bretton Woods.

In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reopened the 'gold window', without asking Washington's permission.

9 votes

If history repeats itself, Cosby’s legacy will be fine and his accusers forgotten

Even in the cases where the male celebrity actually went to jail? When they were actually convicted of a crime? It rarely affects their career or legacy.

Mike Tyson went to jail for raping Desiree Washington.

Tupac Shakur spent time in jail for orchestrating the gang rape of Ayanna Jackson.

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary spent three months in jail for taking “sexual liberties” with a 14 year-old girl. He was later given an official Presidential pardon by Jimmy Carter!

Roman Polanski plead down to “unlawful sexual intercourse” with the then 13 year-old Samantha Geimer at the home of of Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston. He never went to jail, but he sure did win an Oscar, and pretty much every celebrity you know and love has come forward to defend him. By the way, he was also accused of sexually assaulting then 16 year-old English actress Charlotte Lewis.

7 votes

The REAL Ferguson Conspiracy

The REAL Ferguson Conspiracy

HOW DID THIS CASE GET PICKED???

Everyone has been railroaded by the media into a box canyon. Yes, there are thousands of bloodthirsty killer-cops out there. No, Darren Wilson is not one of them and the verdict was correct.

We were all duped, the innocent Gentle Giant walking while black gunned down in cold blood....

We were roped in.

Then the other facts dribbled out: Brown was stoned. Brown robbed the cigar shop. Brown attacked the cop. Etc.

YOU ARE SHEEPLE! You should have given up the ghost a long time ago.

20 votes

Woody Harrelson: 'I'm an anarchist'

NEW YORK — Give Woody Harrelson a piece of yarn, and he'll knit you a full-on, multicolored sweater. Here's his take on playing crafty mentor Haymitch Abernathy sober, as opposed to falling-down drunk in the past two Hunger Games films.

"I wanted to give him a little more of a tortured expression: Jesus Christ, sobriety! Honestly, when I was first playing him — I will generally go over the top if allowed," says Harrelson, who credits directorial restraint for his more muted performance in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 (opens today in select cities and Friday nationwide). "A guy who's an alcoholic, a lot of times you have no idea they're drunk."

One heavy drinker of Harrelson's acquaintance, "he was big on grapefruit and vodka, with very little grapefruit. He could carry the thing and never spill a drop. He was so functional. It was impressive. He has since passed. He was a good character."

13 votes

Buying a house...

Ok, so I would like to buy a house. What kind? How big? Who cares. Anything with a couple bedrooms is fine, but this is practically off topic.

My question deals with the economy. What I would like to know from the experienced minds on here is when you think the housing market may crash again. Tough to say yes, but I would like to hear you opinions.

Second question, what would be the difficulty of getting a home loan after the crash versus now and what sort of interest rates are we going to be seeing?