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A black president couldn’t
stop the Ferguson race riots

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/18/2014 8:28:03 AM

Violence continues in Ferguson, Missouri. It began on August 9 with the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager cut down by a white cop’s bullets. Peaceful demonstrations turned into looting, the local police went in with rubber bullets and tear gas, all hell broke loose and, eventually, Missouri’s governor pulled out the local police and sent in state officers instead. But the rioting only paused; it didn’t cease. [Snip] Observers might ask, “How can this be happening in an America that has elected a black president?” How can black kids still get killed by white cops and how

Click and read on for two important reasons:

1. Stanley compliments Jonah G, describing him as a"highly respected" conservative writer and quoting a remark he made on the Ferguson farago; and

2. Stanley provides some extremely damning statistics which we rarely, if ever, see. You want material to bring home your points? This is where you´ll find some good, solid examples.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: K620, 8/18/2014 8:42:12 AM     (No. 9970116)

OP, you are kidding, right?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpop, 8/18/2014 8:49:30 AM     (No. 9970127)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/18/2014 8:51:42 AM     (No. 9970133)

"Why has electing a black president not changed all of this? One answer is that while Obama is a president who is black, he has never sold himself as an expressly black president..."

Say what? Maybe he hasn´t sold himself as such, but his comments and actions speak otherwise. Open your eyes, Tim.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/18/2014 9:03:18 AM     (No. 9970147)

I expect many more riots in many more cities as long as Obama´s philosophy is ruling the black neighborhoods. I don´t think the author grasps the depth of the problems.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Otheym, 8/18/2014 9:04:49 AM     (No. 9970148)

why would he even try to stop the riots, they fit his agenda perfectly. If you haven´t read Kareem´s piece on the race war to come you should. Fifty years of the Great Society, Affirmative action etc have accomplished nothing positive and in fact are resented as failures because blacks are still in poverty and it´s all the fault of the white race. If you´re white you´re guilty period...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/18/2014 9:12:31 AM     (No. 9970162)

The black community should heal itself - Black leaders should tell the hip-hoppers to pull up their pants, quit talking smack, get a job and marry their girlfriends before they get them pregnant.

Until that happens, the situation will only get worse.

For the record, I´m not holding my breath that this will happen anytime soon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/18/2014 9:13:17 AM     (No. 9970165)


That Jonah Goldberg is a highly respected conservative writer?

No, absolutely not kidding.

That the article contains some rarely-seen statistics useful for discussions?

No, not kidding. (You may have a different purpose for which to use said statistics; total agreement with Stanley doesn´t have to be one of them. Keep the baby, chuck the bathwater.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/18/2014 9:15:16 AM     (No. 9970168)

First paragrph tell us the writer is an idiot just mouthing words and has no real understanding of this guy who we elected to be President.

Øbama is a classic black racist of the worst kind.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: walcb, 8/18/2014 9:18:47 AM     (No. 9970178)

A few things need to happen before Ferguson can hire more black cops. Blacks have to apply, they can´t have an extensive arrest record and they have to meet some basic qualifications--like education of some sort.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/18/2014 9:23:02 AM     (No. 9970183)

We will never know if obama could stop the rioting because he has not tried to do so.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/18/2014 9:29:05 AM     (No. 9970192)

Listen to this entire audio. How are they ever going to escape their poverty?


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Reply 12 - Posted by: jinx, 8/18/2014 9:30:31 AM     (No. 9970194)

Bottom line:Our Black President and his wife and our AG are racists. They want the chaos to happen and use it politically to get the Black vote and power for themselves. They know that the Blacks in the cities don´t really understand that they are being exploited by the President and the Al Sharpton´s. It will continue to get worse before it gets better if the Black Panther´s and the racist Blacks don´t back off.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dngriffin, 8/18/2014 9:34:50 AM     (No. 9970201)

From the first riots in 1960´s until today, rioters demand and are rewarded with amnesty for breaking the law. Until they are held accountable, it will not end.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: AltaD, 8/18/2014 9:44:48 AM     (No. 9970217)

About a year ago a white KC firefighter was killed on his wedding night by an off duty cop, did the white people of KC riot? Did his fellow firefighters loot local stores? No, they didn´t, because unlike the thugs in MO they don´t live to destroy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/18/2014 9:45:24 AM     (No. 9970218)

A "crisis in black fatherhood" indeed.

They don´t seem to have any trouble procreating. The crisis is in behaving like human beings, not animals.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: congar, 8/18/2014 9:46:25 AM     (No. 9970221)

Until and unless the black culture arrives at the point that it doesn’t regard hard work and education as being too white or square, you’ll still be reading the same lopsided numbers, and no welfare effort will help anything but make it worse. Today there are many highly successful blacks, but they are a small minority. Every one of them works hard at what they do (excepting our presidente role model).

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Reply 17 - Posted by: flybynight, 8/18/2014 9:47:47 AM     (No. 9970222)

Funny how answers are so simple for liberals.
Detroit is a burned out war zone because... Racism. Blacks murder each other by the hundreds in Chicago because...racism. Blacks destroy black-owned businesses in Ferguson because...a robbery suspect got shot...because, racism.

What rubbish.
Chinese were brought here, worked demeaning jobs for slave wages, in appalling conditions, for a generation or two. They formed communities, families, started businesses, got educations, and have become extremely successful. Despite prejudicial name calling, different color skin. Italians came here by the boatloads, with nothing, worked sweatshops in appalling conditions, formed families, businesses, and did well. Despite being called names and discriminated against. More recently, Vietnamese immigrants came with nothing, not even a language in common with their new home. different color skin, different customs, dressed funny....plucked chickens, swept foundry floors, and did spectacularly well. They insisted that their kids do well in school, did chores, joined churches, obeyed the law. A generation is all it took.

So, why, since other ethnic groups have done so very well, despite hardships and economic deprivation, and cultural differences, do blacks continue to tolerate their criminal subculture´s attempts to revert to a tribal jungle? Generation after generation, job preferences, welfare, free this and that handouts...what will it take? How many generations to civilize this people?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/18/2014 9:50:00 AM     (No. 9970226)

Regarding the comment by #5, Kareem indicts himself since he is clearly a member of the top 1%. Kareem has no basis for blaming the 1%, whoever they are, for all the racial problems that exist in the US. It certainly is not the fault of those so-called 1% that many of the low income Americans did not choose to get an education when they each had nearly two decades of opportunities to do so.

Surely Kareem is not suggesting that basketball and his height are the only reasons he is a member of the 1% and not an uneducated member of the poor in our nation.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/18/2014 10:03:24 AM     (No. 9970244)

Note to Hispanics: This will be your future under democrat rule. Something to think about. If you want to live the Ghetto life, sign on to the Democrat Party. They welcome will welcome you and train you to live the entitlement victim life while they live successful lives. Go down that path and there will be a Ferguson in your future.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/18/2014 10:29:18 AM     (No. 9970284)

His race isn´t the problem. His ideology is the problem. Colonel Allen West would have been excellent president

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Reply 21 - Posted by: M2, 8/18/2014 10:33:46 AM     (No. 9970294)

The stats are shocking. But it isn´t the system that is to blame, it´s the Democrat Party, a goal of which is to destroy the black family, which leads to a lack of male influence in the household, a lack of cohesiveness of the family unit, and the use of abortion as birth control. It also makes them wards of the Democrat Party and thus a perpetual voting bloc (until blacks figure out that it is really Democrats who keep them on the plantation, not whites.)

I found this comment amazingly dull-witted:

All of this is made worse by a police and judicial system that seems not just imbalanced against blacks but actually designed to put more of them in prison.

Of course it´s "imbalanced" because a disproportionate number of blacks commit crimes and those crimes tend to be more violent than crimes whites commit.

More to the point is why blacks commit more crimes than whites: You cannot blame their crime rate on poverty, as would have us do. Poverty doesn´t create criminals. Talk to any poor black who made it out of the ghetto and to success in white America.

Ironically, the black culture is one of excess. There is too much emphasis on expensive "things" rather than on education. There is too much sexual activity rather than restraint. There is too much profanity and not enough sanctity. There is a culture of death rather than life. There is too much coarseness rather than decency.

I want to know how this gets fixed other than Stanley´s vapid solution, as follows:

But what he [Obama] was never going to be was someone who would confront racism head on or seek a substantial redistribution of power and money of the variety that many civil rights leaders feel is necessary to help the poor.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: M2, 8/18/2014 10:34:06 AM     (No. 9970297)


No, he never did "confront racism head on". He perpetuated it behind closed doors by encouraging criminal behavior not just by blacks in his own Administration (Susan Rice, Holder, Jarrett et al) but in the black community by allowing Holder to say that black-on-white crimes will not be prosecuted. That is a checkered flag.

The statement that Obama didn´t "seek a substantial redistribution of power and money" is bizarre: That is the first thing he said he wanted to do before he was elected. He has continued his attempts to do just that. Has Mr. Stanley been paying attention?

How does a POTUS confront racism head on? He could be a real leader and tell his own people that he will not tolerate rioting nor will he tolerate people who go around the law. He can´t do that, though, because his own DOJ is doing exactly that. So are the New Black Panthers, which Obama could "confront head on" by disavowing their tactics.

Has he? He wouldn´t dare; it doesn´t fit his plan to destroy America´s tranquility and strength and to exacerbate racial tensions in order to create chaos. To confront the NBPs would be to risk being called an Oreo, and he doesn´t want that. He needs those black zombie votes.

Obama and his DOJ have given the green light to blacks in America to do as they please to get back what they were deliberately led to believe is being stolen from them.

This is Reparations, and this is why "a black president couldn´t stop the Ferguson race riots." He simply doesn´t want to.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/18/2014 10:36:52 AM     (No. 9970304)

This racist president DID NOT try to stop the Ferguson race riots. He throw gasoline on the fire. Listen to his speech.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/18/2014 10:38:18 AM     (No. 9970305)

Maybe having a ´black bresident´ was the proximate cause.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/18/2014 10:56:25 AM     (No. 9970334)

This will be Obama´s legacy...that rather than being a post-racial President, he in fact became our most racial President. Everything he and his partner in crime (literally), Holder, have done has made race relations in this country infinitely worse. It will take generations to repair the damage they have done.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 8/18/2014 11:07:28 AM     (No. 9970349)

If Obama had a son, the kid would be a jaywalking, cop-defying, thieving thug.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/18/2014 11:08:17 AM     (No. 9970350)

OP, useful article for the stats and scope. Thanx. I do, however, have a criticism for Mr. Stanley and a question for Mr. Goldberg.

Stanley writes: "When Trayvon Martin was shot dead by vigilante George Zimmerman...." VIGILANTE?! Bias there, methinks.

And he quotes "Jonah Goldberg, a highly respected Right-wing columnist (why not just "highly respected"?)...´the idea that police forces shouldn’t take into account the racial or ethnic make-up of their communities when it comes to hiring [is] bizarre.´”

Jonah, is it probable that the majority of public school "educated" blacks couldn´t pass the police entrance exams? Of course, we could then lower the requirements. That would surely lead to a better police force.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msjena, 8/18/2014 11:34:57 AM     (No. 9970384)

Couldn´t stop them? He caused them, or at least fanned the flames.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: trapper, 8/18/2014 11:38:59 AM     (No. 9970390)

11 million. 14 million. 20 million. No one really knows how many illegal aliens are in the United States. And how many millions of them are sucking up unskilled, temporary, part time, and entry level jobs that American citizens, black and white, so desperately need to support themselves and their families, or to gain the job experience needed to move up the ladder? High black unemployment? Illegal immigration hurts black Americans the most because so many blacks are at the bottom of the ladder. How or why they are at the bottom makes little difference if the very way TO the ladder is blocked by five illegal Mexicans.

Amnesty is the litmus test in 2014 and 2016. Any candidate who has EVER been for amnesty (code words – “pathway to citizenship”) is disqualified. The rallying cry should be “Deport Now!”

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/18/2014 12:34:04 PM     (No. 9970534)

Well I´m going to do my part in the racial agitation business. I haven´t watched even one pro baseball game this year. The same for pro basketball. Track and field is off my personal agenda and so is Midnight Basketball.

Pro football is out. I´m tired of reading about bar fights, gay players and wife beaters. In fact, all sports sold by the media is out. The exception is Pro Golf, a mostly non team sport in the Pro area. The men wear pants and the ladies wear shorts and mini skirts. What is not to like.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 8/18/2014 12:37:24 PM     (No. 9970538)

Let history record this eight-year spate of urban disorder as the Holder-Obama Riots.

Or thw HO-Riots, for short.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/18/2014 12:47:12 PM     (No. 9970559)

Why? Because he lives for this kind of story so the Libs can further their agenda...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/18/2014 12:47:27 PM     (No. 9970560)

Why doesn´t Obama take some time off from playing on the privileged white enclave of Martha´s Vineyard and take Michelle and the girls to Ferguson ?
They could walk the streets and see first hand how their supporters live .
Sasha and Malia could interact with their fellow black teens.
Dorian Johnson and Malia could discuss their teen angst.
Michelle in her thousand dollar shoes could empathize
with the mothers in public housing.
The healing in Ferguson could finally begin with the blessings and presence of the Obamas.
As George Bush was roundly criticized for not personally visiting New Orleans after Katrina ,
the same should hold for Barry.
Especially since he claims to identify with the plight of average black folks.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: NessunDorma, 8/18/2014 1:07:23 PM     (No. 9970588)

No doubt there would be more blacks in law enforcement if there were more qualified blacks interested in law enforcement. Too many in the black community view "working for the man" as a betrayal and too few have the rudimentary skills and abilities required for the job.

Communities like Ferguson rot from within. We can not change their character or culture from without.

Most of this column is claptrap, not in the least bit "excellent."

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lana720, 8/18/2014 1:34:49 PM     (No. 9970632)

A couple of good points, but there were no rubber bullets fired! A so-called journalist mistook earplugs for them!!!

Poster #17 is possibly the post of the day! Thanks.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: molly101, 8/18/2014 3:28:49 PM     (No. 9970776)

Well, I give up! Black people have been pampered more than any other race and they act like sub-humans every chance they get to rob and loot.
They could care less about the facts in a case, but would rather have race pimps like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton giving them the go-ahead to act like stupid idiots.
I was never racist in my life until Obama got elected but now I resent the attitude of the trouble makers that commit the crimes, yet complain because so many of their darlings are in jail What are we supposed to do with them? Can someone answer that?
Enough is enough and I´ve had enough!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: strike3, 8/18/2014 3:37:31 PM     (No. 9970781)

Stop? Obama´s only work experience is in community agitation. He´s involved to add fuel to the fire.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/18/2014 4:04:07 PM     (No. 9970810)

How can black kids get killed by cops? By committing crimes, then challenging authority and fighting arrest. You threaten a policeman´s life, what is he to do? Let you kill him because you´re black?
Way too many people in this country speak without processing the thoughts and words through their brains!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/18/2014 4:22:48 PM     (No. 9970831)

First Blacks should overcome the concept that we owe them a living plus free reign socially because their ancestors were slaves.
Americans did not ply the slave trade the same way the black slavers did -- selling their own race for profit.
American people thought they were fighting to grant former slaves normal civil rights-- nothing was included granting them a free ride for life.
The article mentioned black business owners were making strides-- of course they were until the envy looting ruined all they put together.
As to encouraging riots and sestruction -- what a way to dish out a little terrorism

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Reply 40 - Posted by: uno, 8/18/2014 5:34:42 PM     (No. 9970899)

This one´s pretty easy actually. The simple answer is that racism pays and pays well! If the concept of racism vaporized off the planet today, there would be one heck of a lot of people outta work tomorrow!
The election of a Black President spelled the end of racism and Blacks weren´t about to lose their massive, half-century long meal-ticket-government-train-ride of welfare and entitlements!
Gotta keep racism alive and well in order to keep the spigot open... and besides, division works to the advantage of a commie-organizer creating unrest and chaos to weaken America any way possible!
There never was any intention to resolve race issues, only to fan the flames. People like sharpton, jackson and the Obamboozler are walking proof of hoe to make a career off "racism".

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Reply 41 - Posted by: xcenturion, 8/18/2014 6:04:37 PM     (No. 9970925)

Obama is only BLACK when it serves him. His mother was a cracker, remember?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/18/2014 6:12:09 PM     (No. 9970936)

FTA- “How can this be happening in an America that has elected a black president?” The writer´s reasoning is complete hogwash, exhibiting a profound ignorance of what has gone on in this country for the last decade. We on the other hand live here and cannot afford to be far removed from reality. 0bama´s way to power was cleared precisely so he may exploit racial divisiveness in a manner not possible for a white chief executive. And he has done it very effectively and ruthlessly. It is not a question of he couldn´t stop it. He does not WANT to stop it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: catfur27, 8/18/2014 6:26:15 PM     (No. 9970952)

..c´mon people..you can´t expect a black president to solve these problems when he has to be on vacation playing golf...riding his bicycle...dancing...and drinking at his $100,000/week resort on an elitist island

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Reply 44 - Posted by: dodge boy, 8/18/2014 7:22:57 PM     (No. 9971010)

Why didn´t Brown simply follow the officer´s instructions and quit walking in the street in traffic. So if Wilson had just fired say two bullets into the kid as Brown charged him, everyone would be happy? Unfortunately for Brown, his challenging authority in this particular case and the manner in which he challenged this authority cost him his life. I wasn´t there but what else was Wilson supposed to do? How do you suppose Brown would have behaved if a black officer would have given him the same instructions to get off the street?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: strike3, 8/18/2014 8:09:17 PM     (No. 9971066)

Excellent points, #17. Chinese, Italians, Poles, Vietnamese were at some level of civilization when they were brought to America, many even ahead of Americans. They could relate to the American way of life and quickly learned that it was to their advantage to work hard and to assimilate into the culture while still retaining their values.

Blacks were at some level of the Stone Age when they were taken out of Africa. The level is unknown because the era lasted about three and a half million years. The spear, their principal weapon, was in use for most of that period. Very few African tribes had progressed beyond stone and bone tools or practiced agriculture. Being dragged into the future obviously took its toll. Some have assimilated very well and have made remarkable contributions to society, while some, as demonstrated by many of the people in Ferguson, LA, Detroit, etc. will never get there. Maybe their best choice is to return and mature.

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 8:41:11 AM     Post Reply
Pentagon officials are finding it difficult determining how effective US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria are because of ´significant gaps in intelligence´. Senior current and former US officials have told the Associated Press that American aircraft are running under less restrictive rules than those governing drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. Despite this, they are having difficulties determining the effectiveness of the bombing missions targeting Al-Qaeda and ISIS due the lack of intelligence assets on the ground. These assets identify targets before an airstrike and conduct an after action battle damage assessment.

´We need tax cuts for hardworking
people´: Cameron promises no income
tax paid on the minimum wage and
40p tax rate to kick in at £50,000*
Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Chorley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 7:44:23 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron today put two major tax cuts at the heart of his bid for re-election, promising to dramatically raise both the amount workers earn before paying income tax and before being dragged into the higher 40p rate. [Snip] And to huge cheers in the auditorium, he announced the point at which the 40p tax rate is levied will rise from around £42,000 to £50,000--a huge boost for middle class families. Mr Cameron declared ´I love this country´ as he pleaded for another five years in Downing Street to ´finish the job´ of turning the country around.

Ministry of Defence contracts
secure 7,500 naval base jobs
Telegraph [UK], by Ben Marlow    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 7:27:44 AM     Post Reply
The government has awarded £3.2bn of contracts to maintain the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines at the Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth naval bases, in a move that secures 7,500 jobs. [Snip] The new government contracts will secure around up to 4,000 posts at Devonport, more than 2,000 at Portsmouth and a further 1,500 jobs at Faslane on the Clyde. The contracts come amid huge uncertainty for Britain’s shipyards after BAE announced last year it was ending shipbuilding at Portsmouth with the loss of 900 jobs and cutting a further 800 across Scotland. The announcement was a big blow to Portsmouth,

First Ebola victim in America
was sent home with antibiotics
Telegraph [UK], by Nick Allen*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 6:42:12 AM     Post Reply
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in America was initially sent home with antibiotics after doctors failed to recognise the symptoms of the deadly disease. A desperate search has now been launched to find other people in Dallas, Texas who the man could have infected. [Snip] He is now critically ill and in isolation at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The ambulance vehicle used to transport him has been quarantined. Three paramedics who were sent to get him are being kept isolated at their homes and will be monitored for three weeks, the incubation period of Ebola, to see if they

Kim Jong-un ´so fat he
has fractured his ankles´
Telegraph [UK], by Colin Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 6:31:33 AM     Post Reply
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, has become so fat while in office that his ankles have fractured under his own weight, it was reported on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who has looked increasingly portly since taking power, had to undergo a hospital operation after putting too much strain on his ankles during a gruelling round of official engagements. [Snip] Unlike other members of North Korea´s political elite, for whom a sudden absence from public life often means they have been killed or imprisoned, in Kim Jong-un´s case it is said to be down to Elvis-style weight gain as a result

Prime Minister Will Ask Obama:
Don´t Cooperate with Iran on ISIS
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Gil Ronen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/1/2014 3:18:12 AM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington Wednesday with US President Barack Obama--in their first meeting in seven months. Netanyahu will talk to Obama about the current tensions between Israel the Palestinian Authority, and is also expected to ask Obama not to cooperate with Iran as part of the campaign against the Islamic State (aka ISIS), reports IDF Radio. Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State terrorists, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. Netanyahu arrived in the United States Monday

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Breitbart National Security, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 9/30/2014 7:44:05 AM     Post Reply
A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at

Secret Service let armed felon
ride in an elevator with Obama

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Fox News, by Chad Pergram    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 8:41:39 PM     Post Reply
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Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying
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Daily Caller, by Joseph Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:24:44 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down with a whole new lie — both of which are easily, publicly proven false. On Sunday, Obama said the intelligence community had underestimated the rise of ISIS, saying in an interview

Jimmy Carter says he would have
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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 10/1/2014 11:36:03 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980.

State Dept. On Obama Intel Briefings:
´He Receives Those Whenever He Can´

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Breitbart National Security, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 10/1/2014 7:04:43 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration found itself scrambling on Tuesday to defend President Barack Obama for his lackluster 42% attendance record on daily intelligence briefings, a finding from a new report issued by the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI). When asked about the GAI revelation on Fox News, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki appeared flustered and unprepared. "Well, I have no validation of those statistics," said Psaki. "There are a range of ways that you can get your intelligence briefings on the road, in the White House, and I know that he receives those whenever he can."

Dallas´ Ebola case confirmed
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Dallas Morning News [TX], by Sherry Jacobson*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/30/2014 4:58:09 PM     Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the media at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation. The federal agency scheduled a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. from its headquarters in Atlanta. Dallas County officials are expected to participate. Dallas County went through a day-long anxiety attack Tuesday, waiting to hear if the first Ebola diagnosis in the nation would happen here. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded virus. Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a

CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient
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WFAA-TV [Dallas, TX] **, by Janet St. James & Josh Davis *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 5:35:31 AM     Post Reply
Dallas - A patient in a Dallas hospital was confirmed Tuesday to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. (Snip) September 19: The adult patient boards a flight to the U.S. in Liberia after being screened for Ebola symptoms - September 20: The patient arrives in the United States - September 24: Patient shows first symptoms of Ebola - September 26: Patient seeks initial medical care - September 28: Patient admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas - A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokesman said the patient has been in isolation since he arrived on Sunday,

Tea Party revolt imperils Kansas
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The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/1/2014 12:10:11 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 12:51:45 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by Piers Morgan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/1/2014 2:29:50 PM     Post Reply
President Obama this week committed professional suicide. Let me explain. There is a theory in politics that once a leader has fired 50 or more people from his or her administration, he or she is finished. The reason being that by creating so many enemies ‘outside the tent’, the tent itself becomes too deluged with poisonous bile to avoid sinking into a quagmire of back-stabbing ignominy. Obama went a lot further than firing 50 people. He managed to single-handedly alienate 200,000 employees in the American intelligence agencies by going on 60 Minutes and ruthlessly chucking them all under a bus

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/1/2014 6:34:24 PM     Post Reply
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Alton Nolen´s Mother Apologizes
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Breitbart Big Government, by Kelli Serio    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/30/2014 8:42:17 AM     Post Reply
Alton Nolen´s mother and sister posted a video on Facebook where they apologized to the families of victims in Nolen´s alleged attack last Thursday in Moore, Oklahoma. The two women insisted that Nolen was acting outside of his character because he believed in God and was not a violent person. Nolen, whose Facebook page indicates that he recently converted to Islam, is accused of attacking co-workers Colleen Hufford and Traci Johnson after he was reportedly fired for "personnel issues" from a Vaughan Foods factory. He reportedly beheaded Hufford, 54, and stabbed Johnson, 43, multiple times before being shot by reserve police officer

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