August 13, 2014 10:15 pm
A suburb of St. Louis, Missouri has been under a dramatic siege since Saturday, when a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. In the wake of the killing, protests have engulfed the community — drawing a heavy-handed police crackdown with St. Louis County Police officers armed with assault weapons and outfitted with military equipment. Many of the striking images have come from reporters on the front lines, but also from citizens and their smartphones.
This is an old article, but I found it very interesting and compelling. Interesting that greek society even saw property rights as a religious type of ceremony, held to the highest of importance in society.
[Please don't let this happen to the Daily Paul.]
Justin.tv, one of the streaming video world’s most recognizable names, has shut down. Justin.tv made the announcement on its homepage.
According to the site, the company that runs both Justin.tv and Twitch.tv, the super-popular video game streaming site, decided that it was in its best interest to divert more resources towards Twitch.tv. As a result of this decision, Justin.tv appears to be the sacrificial lamb, providing even more sustenance for the monster that is Twitch, which was recently purchased by Google for a cool $1 billion.
Justin.tv users will likely be displeased with most of the side effects that come about as a result of the shutdown. Justin.tv accounts have been suspended, and are inaccessible. On top of that, videos on Justin.tv can no longer be downloaded, though video archiving and VODs were disabled back on June 15. Pro account holders will get refunds shortly, if they haven’t already.
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The Impact of American Sanctions on Russia and Russian Sanctions on America
17:15 - 21:45 the U.S. is miscalculating the impact that sanctions on Russia and their retaliatory sanctions will have on the United States. They have the potential to cause price inflation in the U.S.
Obama Scoffs at Russia
In a revelation that will come as a surprise to very few who are educated enough to know how the political/crony capitalist system works, a new study due to come out this fall has found that the average citizen in the United States has virtually zero impact on public policy or those who create it. From The Hill:
FAA Implements No-Fly Zone in Ferguson Amid Unrest Over Killed Teen
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Police say their helicopter was shot at multiple times Sunday
The Long, Tangled Roots of the Michael Brown Shooting
Obama Calls Michael Brown Death ‘Heartbreaking’
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday at the request of the St. Louis County Police Department.
Health Coverage to End Without Proof of Citizenship or Legal Residency
Obama Administration Gives Applicants Until Sept. 5 to Submit Documentation
By LOUISE RADNOFSKY CONNECT
Aug. 12, 2014 3:06 p.m. ET
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to cut off health insurance for up to 310,000 people who signed up through the HealthCare.gov system unless they can provide documents in the next few weeks showing they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
by Wynton Hall | 12 Aug 2014
A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."
The startling study, titled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens," is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here.
Noted American University Historian Allan J. Lichtman, who highlighted the piece in a Tuesday article published in The Hill, calls Gilens and Page's research "shattering" and says their scholarship "should be a loud wake-up call to the vast majority of Americans who are bypassed by their government."
By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 8/12/14 | Politico
After remaining quiet about recent U.S military action in Iraq, Sen. Rand Paul, whose foreign policy views have ignited a debate within the Republican Party, says he has “mixed feelings” about the American airstrikes.
The Kentucky Republican, who has come under fire within the GOP for what has been called his isolationist approach, noted that many supporters of strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants also called for airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime last year.
California lawmakers are considering waiving a more than four decade old environmental statute as they attempt to entice Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 Billion dollar battery factory in the state. The plan is being negotiated in the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. In addition to granting Tesla a waiver that would exempt the company from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the governor’s sales pitch also includes tax breaks that could be worth as much as $500 million (10% of the project total cost.)
Japan’s economy contracted the most since the record earthquake three years ago as consumption and investment plunged after an April sales-tax increase aimed at curbing the world’s biggest debt burden.
Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 6.8 percent in the three months through June, the Cabinet Office said. That was less than the median estimate of 37 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News for a 7 percent drop. Unadjusted for price changes, GDP declined 0.4 percent.
By Richard Johnson | NY Post
The biggest surprise among the intellectual elite at the East Hampton Library fund-raiser — co-sponsored by liberal Alec Baldwin — on Saturday afternoon was the conservative triumvirate of Rand Paul, Bill O’Reilly and George Pataki, who all showed up as guests.
While Hillary Clinton was at a fund-raiser for the Clinton Foundation in nearby Water Mill, collecting up to $50,000 per couple, Sen. Paul (R-Ky.) was schmoozing for free and getting tips on where to go in Montauk for a lobster roll.
Charles Hugh Smith | August 7, 2014)
Bulls must explain why their rationalizations don’t mark this as the top of an asset bubble.
Is this stock market decline the "real deal"--the start of a serious correction of 10% or more--or is it just another garden-variety dip in the long-running Bull market? Let’s start by looking for extremes that tend to mark the tops in Bull markets.
Extremes Eventually Revert to the Mean
Matt Walsh writes a brilliant article bringing the reality of suicide back on track. Please take the time to read the entire article before posting your disagreement or agreement.
If you are thinking about suicide, don’t keep it inside. Tell someone.
Never give up the fight.
There is always hope.