10 votes

Urgent Updates from E. Ukraine

Russian humanitarian aid distribution begins in E. Ukraine.

With heavy fighting underway in south-eastern Ukraine, the distribution of humanitarian aid from Russia has started in the city of Lugansk, which is besieged by the Kiev forces.

The first 12 points distributing food have already begun working. The minimum offering includes rice, buckwheat and sugar, three canned meats, a packet of tea and 10 liters of water, Novorossiya news agency reports.

Kindergartens, schools and other social facilities were the first to receive the aid.

6 votes

This doesn't happen to white people

(CNN) -- I am a 54-year-old black woman -- a mother, lawyer and law professor. I teach at the Washington University in St. Louis Law School and live 12 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

The median household income in my suburb is $85,000 per year. In Ferguson, it is $36,000. In my suburb, 3.5% of the people are black. In Ferguson, almost 70% are black. These are stark contrasts. Yet I share things in common with black people in Ferguson and, indeed, throughout the United States.

9 votes

Two numbers that show how badly America’s middle class is hurting

Two recent reports show that almost seven years after the economy tumbled into recession, the middle class is a long way from recovery.

At The Upshot, Neil Irwin summarizes new data from Sentier Research, which shows that in June, "the median household income was $53,891, down from $55,589 in inflation-adjusted dollars when the economic expansion began in June 2009." So the middle class is poorer today than they were five years ago.

Scarier yet: that puts median household incomes today below where they were in 2000. "The middle-income American family is worse off, in other words, than it was 14 years ago," writes Irwin.

12 votes

HAHAHAHA... watch this, How We Fight & Win

Going through the Free Keene stuff bcs of boredom, this is what happens when you have no TV, I came across this video, I laughed my socks off, these poor coppers were left with one cop car... check it out.


http://youtu.be/FZmivupHksU

When following the 2012 Ron Paul election campaign it dawned on me that the sheep only come out on mass for big elections, that is why the delegate stragedy was so successful until the elite had no choice but to cheat.

6 votes

Secret Weapon

Sits in his perch rolling with a convoy of hurt
Joined to protect liberty not kill Iraqis

Suicide bombers
IEDs

Secret Weapon: Bottle of Whiskey

Now at a desk selling his soul for a check
Loaned to start a business not cripple with interest

Subprime mortgages
Making dollars off cents

Secret Weapon: Antidepressants

Walking to his car parked under the stars
Badge hands an envelope. "Sign so she can elope"

Isolation
DU left him sterile

Secret Weapon: Mouth over Barrel

Facing the Light judging if he lived right
"Despite your intent you seem Hell-bent"

14 votes

We are winning. Read Cornel West's comments.

We are winning. With comments like Cornell West made, we can appeal to the THINKING black demographic. "We asked for John Coltrane and we got Kenny G with a brown face." Brilliant.

http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cornel-west-obama-counterf...

21 votes

Snowden: The Surveillance Engine, How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants.

6 votes

The New Misery Index - 4 Charts Showing Economic Trends Using Gov't/Fed Numbers: We Are In Trouble

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-25/new-misery-index
Charts 1 & 2 - The participation rate: the percentage of the working-age population with a job


Chart 3 - Real (adjusted for inflation) median household income: an imperfect, but still useful measure of purchasing power.
Labor share of the non-farm economy: how much of the national income is going to wage-earners

49 votes

I Am Going Through My Second Divorce, Ten Years After The First.

My wife filed for it last week, after only five years of marriage.

The fact is I do have personal issues that have made her unhappy for longer than she can handle.

She is a mother and I am a father. We must give each other happiness, first, for our kids' balance.

I love her with all my heart, and I know she is still my friend because she is very supportive of me for my taking better care of myself.

7 votes

Foley video with Briton was staged, experts say

Staging an event to whip up war fever thoughout the population? TPTB wouldn't do THAT! lol.

Note: Part of this article is behind a pay wall but enough is viewable to get the jest of it.

ARTICLE:
video of a British jihadist beheading an American hostage was probably staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera, according to forensic analysis.

Footage of James Foley’s death at the hands of a man with a London accent provided a powerful propaganda tool for Islamic State — formerly Isis — when it was uploaded on to the internet and broadcast around the world last week.

11 votes

Sellout alert: JPFO set to merge with Second Amendment Foundation

Sellout: JPFO to be handed off to SAF — unless we stop it
http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2014/08/22/se...

Will JPFO Sell Out?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/will-jpfo-sell-out/

Save JPFO from being absorbed into SAF

The board of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) has secretly made a plan to hand the organization off to the Second Amendment Foundation.
http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.6075

SIGN THE PETITION -

26 votes

Missouri Oath Keepers Warn Governor Nixon in Open Letter

Governor Nixon:

The events in Ferguson have shown us daily that the looting and violence by a few is not being stopped, while the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition government for redress of grievances is not being respected. The current riot control tactics of the local police, rooted in outmoded techniques developed in the 1950’s – and only made worse by the ongoing militarization of our police – are failing the people of Ferguson, giving them a false choice between rampant looting on the one hand, and hyper-militarized police and curfews on the other (which also fail to stop the looting, leaving the mistaken impression among many of the American people that even more militarization and curtailment of free speech and assembly is needed). Our local boots on the ground, made up of retired police officers, military veterans, and intelligence workers (with critical input from current serving Missouri police officers) have answers that could provide the people of Ferguson the relief they need and deserve while respecting their rights. It is time to change a losing game.

8 votes

The Collateral Children

THE COLLATERAL CHILDREN by Gideon Levy

"After the first child, nobody batted an eye; after the 50th not even a slight tremor was felt in a plane’s wing; after the 100th, they stopped counting; after the 200th, they blamed Hamas. After the 300th child they blamed the parents. After the 400th child, they invented excuses; after (the first) 478 children nobody cares.

Then came our first child and Israel went into shock. And indeed, the heart weeps at the picture of 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman, killed Friday evening in his home in Sha’ar Hanegev. A beautiful child, who once had his picture taken in an Argentinean soccer team shirt, blue and white, number 10. And whose heart would not be broken at the sight of this photo, and who would not weep at how he was criminally killed. “Hey Leo Messi, look at that boy,” a Facebook post read, “you were his hero.”

11 votes

No Humans Allowed

"With so called “public lands” a balance must be struck between the people who mix their efforts with the land to produce wealth, and “sustainability” concerns. Just because someone in Washington DC decides that a pretty piece of land should be devoid of human impact doesn’t mean that the state suddenly has the moral authority to kick people out."
http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2014/08/feds-shut-down...

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