•April 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment
by Awareness · April 14, 2014
Who can forget this iconic image from 2011 of a California cop callously drenching OWS protesters with pepper spray. The picture shocked many around the globe and the fact that the young people were bound together at the wrists with no way to protect themselves made the act even more perverse.
Yet, it’s the cop, Lt. John L. Pike, who was recently awarded $38,056 for emotional suffering!
He not only got a paid vacay during the 8 months it took to investigate the obvious, receiving his full yearly salary of $122,000, but now the University of California has again rewarded Mr. Pike’s bad behavior with this settlement.
Lady Liberty weeps … ~KT
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•April 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment
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•April 3, 2014 • 6 Comments
BY HAYES BROWN ON MARCH 31, 2014 AT 4:50 PM
March 2014 marked the first time in more than a decade that there were zero U.S. fatalities among American troops engaging in combat, according to numbers from the Department of Defense.
After a decade at war in the post-9/11 environment, with major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and smaller conflicts in the various other countries where the U.S. uses more covert methods to fight against terrorism, the lack of combat deaths in March 2014 marks a milestone. In Iraq, the death toll reached 4,474 before the last soldier fell in November 2011. For years after the war’s launch in 2003, no months passed where at least one American didn’t die in battle and then only towards the end of the conflict did the numbers taper off enough to have a month where the only fatalities were non-combat related.
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•April 2, 2014 • 2 Comments
It’s hard to find ones way through the clouds of distortion that surround President Obama’s White House. I’m still amazed at the muddy water propaganda constantly hurled in his direction. It’s like a climb through sludge to get a positive word in edgewise.
But the truth underlying the corporate-owned hype is that President Obama is at the top of the list as far as American presidents go. His brilliant mind, compassionate heart and visionary spirit are often lost in the spin cycle but it doesn’t change the fact that this president has masterfully navigated unprecedented storms and brought us through many great challenges. All while deflecting racists and haters also of unprecedented numbers, many in positions of power they use relentlessly to try and bring him down. It is my view that with such ignorance they will ultimately do themselves in.
The sentiment stated here by Frank Shaeffer is the truth I feel that historians will note, in spite of the thick layer of bs being spread all around, bogged down in policy, lies and innuendo. The changes the President has already implemented on behalf of the American people may seem unsung yet “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” – MLK
We’re fortunate to have such a president during the trying times of today. The best we can do is to keep our wits about us and make every effort to not give in to the hype.