Just saw this on twitter.
* POLITICO* Ron Paul: Local police not 'warriors'
By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 8/18/14 1:39 PM EDT
Former Rep. Ron Paul on Monday called for the elimination of the Defense Department program that has transferred billions of dollars in surplus military equipment to local and state agencies.
“It should be gotten rid of,” the Texas Republican said on MSNBC of the Pentagon 1033 program, which has come under increased scrutiny because of the equipment used by St. Louis County police forces in Ferguson, Missouri.
Rob Schneider Blames Parkinson's Drugs for Robin Williams' Death, "One of the Side Effects is Suicide"Submitted by happygirlapps on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:08
Actor Rob Schneider has blamed his good friend Robin Williams' tragic death on a drug he was taking to combat the early symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Schneider, 50, who has been friends with the Mrs. Doubtfire star for the past 20 years since they first met on Saturday Night Live, took to Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 14, to talk Parkinson's drugs and the role they played in his pal's death.
"Now that we can talk about it. #RobinWilliams was on a drug treating the symptoms of Parkinson's. One of the SIDE-EFFECTS IS SUICIDE!" he wrote.
As if the theft of ammo by the Israeli military wasn't enough...it was only the "Tip of the Proverbial Ice-Berg":
"For the last 15 years, at least $77 million in sophisticated counterfeit $100 bills have flooded into the country from Israel."
For those who may be skeptical of the Israeli Government's "involvement" in this activity?
Here's a very telling quote:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar |Aug. 17, 2014
Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?
The answer can be found in May of 1970.
Over the weekend Missouri Governor Jay Nixon instituted a curfew from midnight to 5am. The curfew didn’t exactly go over without incident. Many protesters did not agree with the curfew and in a show of defiance they stayed out past the midnight curfew. St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a person was critically injured in a shooting and police used tear gas during the early hours of Sunday morning.
by Ron Paul | August 17, 2014
We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack.
This month, yet another US president – the fourth in a row – began bombing Iraq. He is also placing US troops on the ground despite promising not to do so.
The second Iraq war in 2003 cost the US some two trillion dollars. According to estimates, more than one million deaths have occurred as a result of that war. Millions of tons of US bombs have fallen in Iraq almost steadily since 1991.
This is my first post for Blue Republican Minnesota. Here is a PUC hearing and rally that we attended a few weeks ago
If Tribes Say “NO”, U.S. Treaty says Sandpiper Pipeline Must be Rerouted…
Blue Republican Minnesota interviews Michael Dahl of Honor the Earth and Sandra Skinaway at the Sandpiper Pipeline rally August 7th in St. Paul. (Links below)
Doing my morning check of Net News I hit Drudgereport.com as usual and almost spit coffee out of my nose when I saw the front page picture from Missouri:
Policing the Police- Training, retraining, and yet more training are not the way to stop police brutality.Submitted by Desertjedi on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:53
An interesting article on SLATE I post here for informational or discussion purposes.
To change police brutality 3 things must be done.