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      by Published on 08-25-2014 08:42 AM
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      An interview with this guy

      "...Then he remembers the police lining up in riot gear. He remembers batons beating on shields, officers pushing protesters back. “It looked like something you’d see in a movie,” he said. He doesn’t understand why police started firing rubber bullets (or wooden pellets, it’s unclear which) and all of the smoking canisters. He insists he saw no guns among protesters, no homemade bombs, no projectiles of any kind. And, at that moment, he was angry. “Why,” he thought, “are you all shooting people?” Then came a boom, like a cannon going off. And an impact, just feet away. “It landed so close,” he said. “I didn’t know what it was. It was on fire. It was spinning... throwing it wasn’t an act of rebellion, he said. It was instinct. ...”
      by Published on 08-25-2014 07:38 AM

      Vacations and Vocations
      As the president golfs the days away, Senator Paul puts his medical skills to use on behalf of others.

      By Kevin D. Williamson
      AUGUST 24, 2014 4:00 AM

      President Barack Obama is spending his vacation golfing on Martha’s Vineyard. Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending her vacation in the habitual Clintonian mode, making a vulgar spectacle of herself in the Hamptons. Joe Biden, not that anybody cares, is off to Grand Teton.

      Senator Rand Paul, on the other hand, is spending his vacation in Guatemala, performing eye surgeries on poor children who need care. (Eliana Johnson wrote about the trip here.) As the Washington Post points out, this is not a new thing for the senator-surgeon; on this trip, he saw two patients he’d first treated 15 years ago.

      For once, the Washingtonian term “optics” is entirely apt.

      Senator Paul will come out of his vacation looking pretty good. Given the political class’s endless appetite for self-serving theater, I found myself wondering why President Obama, Mrs. Clinton, or Vice President Biden did not choose to spend their vacations in a similar way, offering to put their skills and abilities to use on behalf of others. And then I realized that this was a deeply stupid question on my part.

      What the hell would they do?

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      by Published on 08-25-2014 06:34 AM
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      This is an Assault on the Bill of Rights
      There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. - Marine General Smedley Butler – Two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor.

      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, ...
      by Published on 08-25-2014 05:30 AM
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      I don't know who else has read the article Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote on Ferguson (see here: http://time.com/3132635/ferguson-com...class-warfare/ ) but he insists, and I agree, that we not only need to express our anger over police shootings and misconduct but we also have to articulate what we want changed. The only way to really change the discussion is to be specific about what we want and present it to the population in a way they can absorb and understand.

      In that vain, I have taken it upon myself to create a .jpg of the (first round) of laws I want changed in regards to police militarization and police brutality. I wanted to be specific while at the same time conveying the message in as few words as possible.

      My only request is ...
      by Published on 08-24-2014 05:35 PM

      By Courtney Coren
      Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 12:26 PM

      Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has been openly critical of the militarization of local police forces by the federal government that has come to light during the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, wants to know why Homeland Security has spent $8 million in Fargo, North Dakota to fight terrorism.

      "Homeland Security gave $8 million to Fargo to fight terrorism," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

      "I say, if the terrorists get to Fargo, we might as well give up," he told NBC's Senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing.

      "I say that as a joke, but what are we doing spending $8 million in Fargo? What are we doing sending a tank — there's an armored personnel carrier in Keene, New Hampshire?" the Kentucky Republican asked.

      The Kentucky Republican wrote an opinion piece for Time Magazine on Aug. 14 criticizing the use of military equipment in Ferguson, Missouri to fight back the protests and riots that broke out following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

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      by Published on 08-24-2014 02:30 PM

      Many of the best vacuum cleaners will be taken off the market from next month when a new EU rule comes into force banning the most powerful models

      Households that need a powerful vacuum cleaner should ‘act quickly’ before all of the models currently available sell out, consumer watchdog Which? warned.

      From September 1, manufacturers will not be able to make or import vacuums with a motor that exceeds 1,600 watts.

      Continued: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/new...rns-Which.html
      by Published on 08-24-2014 01:25 PM
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      New documents show the agency missing a massive number of violations. And that's before it set up a new program with virtually no oversight.

      Also, ODNI claims that the FISC-authorized internet dragnet has been shut down. "As previously stated, this internet communications metadata bulk collection program has been discontinued." But during precisely the same weeks when NSA's general counsel was busy not finding the illegal data in virtually every internet dragnet record, NSA piloted a new program to permit its analysts to do the same kind of analysis on the metadata of U.S. persons collected under an executive order (Executive Order 12333). NSA expanded the program to all of NSA in early 2011, before NSA shut down the internet dragnet program.

      That means ...
      by Published on 08-24-2014 12:22 PM

      By LUCY MCCALMONT | 8/24/14 12:17 PM EDT

      Sen. Rand Paul says Democrats are afraid his stance on war and foreign policy would attract independents and "even some Democrats" if he were to run against Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

      “I think the American public is coming more and more to where I am and that those people, like Hillary Clinton, who—she fought her own war, 'Hillary’s war,' you know?" Paul said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

      "And I think that’s what scares the Democrats the most - is that in a general election, were I to run, there’s going to be a lot of independents and even some Democrats who say, ‘You know what? We are tired of war. We’re worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war because she’s so gung-ho.’"

      by Published on 08-24-2014 11:17 AM

      Radio interview and article:
      Kurt Wallace: This is Kurt Wallace and our guest today on Rare is Clint Didier, two-time Superbowl champion and congressional candidate in the 4th congressional district of Washington State, and Clint thanks for being with us today on Rare.

      Clint Didier: Kurt, thank you very much for having me on your program, and it’s nice to be on a brand new program named Rare.

      Kurt Wallace: Well, we have a few things we want to discuss today a couple things we want to talk about. First you’re a farmer and you’re also a football player so we’re going to talk about both of these issues that you have a lot of experience with. First thing is right now we’re seeing the highest cost for food in the United States that we’ve ever seen.

      Clint Didier: Yes, and that’s a tribute to the regulatory action that’s being thrown down on the American farmer. If you look across the country you’ll see the San Joaquin Valley in California was really taking the water was taken away from the farmers due to a, there’s a little bit of an argument about the length of this, two-inch sucker fish some say it’s a four-inch sucker fish – well it’s a fish. And the water was taken away from these farmers the San Joaquin Valley in California was all over the news a couple years ago. This is basically dried up to be a desert.

      Now down in the clam basin in Oregon they are taking the water away there for the fish and here in the Columbia basin where I farm they are now saying that this endangered species that we did a study at Idaho State University. It’s called the White Bluffs Bladder Pod, it’s a plant, it flowers a yellow flower and they U.S. Fish and Wildlife says this is a uniques species of its own. We said no it’s not, we took all the Bladder Pods throughout our states, the two bordering states or Oregon and Idaho we took samples from there. We had a DNA analysis done and it all came back as the same plant. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife says well we can’t recognize your study because it wasn’t done by an official agency. They then took the threatened species and listed it as endangered and attributed its demise to the Columbia Basin irrigation project. So, here we go they are trying to take our water away. Now, people want higher and higher food costs? Well you keep taking away these bread baskets that grow the food and raise the food the cattle and this is exactly what you’re gonna get.

      - See more at: http://rare.us/story/redskins-clint-....tXB7ecbC.dpuf

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