Thursday, August 14, 2014

I can't imagine it is easy surrendering to the law, either. So, what is the hurry with the guns?

We only have two arms. Not four. So, I don't know how this message becomes any clearer. It is the person receiving the message that has the problem. It simply is. When one person expresses no resistance to law enforcement and isn't honored to that reality, what is wrong with the other party in this?

For god's sake, what is everyone seeing?

This is Wesley Snipes. He was pursued and eventually was arrested for all non-violent charges. He served time and is out performing again. What is there to be afraid of? He is a citizen, did something wrong and surrendered to police. He is alive today after he served his time. I don't know what other people see and I don't know why a police officer believes it is okay if people are dead when they wanted to live and accept their circumstances.

I think Governor Nixon is concerned for the community in Ferguson.

We can't bring Mike Brown back, but, we can stop the insane reaction by police to young black men. Governor Nixon is correct in that this is a national problem. We know it is and we have to find a way forward.

Protest is a necessary part of our society and the Governor stated "...people have to be heard. And not just that they are talking, but, as they speak we open our ears." He is absolutely correct. The only way out of the maze of tensions that spawned some of the most aggressive police tactics to date is communication. Sincere and honest communication to bring about understanding by the community and the authorities. I can't believe there are SWAT teams delivering legal documents to citizen's doors. That has to stop wherever it is instituted. 

Our national and even state funding programs for law enforcement have to be realistic. When the day to day life of people become bizarre there is something really wrong. I am sure the USA can do better. 

I am sure it doesn't matter much, but, I had tears in my eyes while the Governor spoke. Mike Brown's loss is felt by many across this country and it is being repeated. It has to stop. I look forward to the Governor being successful as well as the community to bring forth their grievances and having their problems solved.

FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon (click here) announced Thursday that the Missouri Highway Patrol will take control of security in Ferguson and that the unit in the embattled town would be overseen by a native son, Capt. Ron Johnson

"What's gone on here over the last few days is not what Missouri is about. It's not what Ferguson is about. This is a place where people work, go to school, raise their families, go to church," Nixon said. "But lately it's looked a little bit more like a war zone and that's unacceptable."

Johnson, who grew up in Ferguson, said people need to show respect to each other.

"It means a lot to me personally that we this break cycle of violence, heal tension and build trust," Johnson said....      

It's sexier being a ISIL radical. It is a populous movement to save the people of Syria.

I suppose arming the Syrian rebels and abandoned USA munitions and hardware was a gift from god. Well done, McCain.

Egyptian Islam Yakin who has joined the jihadist Islamic State group. Cairo: A gym freak, a fan of rap music and a philanderer, Islam Yakin, 22, has recently raised many eyebrows in his homeland Egypt after joining the Islamic State, an Al-Qaida splinter group in control of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.PHOTO COURTESY:ORGANISER

August 14, 2014
By Ramadan al Sherbini

Cairo: A gym freak, (click here) a fan of rap music and a philanderer, Islam Yakin, 22, has recently raised many eyebrows in his homeland Egypt after joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), an Al Qaida splinter group in control of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.
Yakin studied high school at the French Lycee la Liberte in the eastern Cairo quarter of Heliopolis and earned a law degree at Ain Shams University in the Egyptian capital.
Months after his graduation in 2013, the multilingual man disappeared from Egypt only to surprise his friends later with posts on social media saying he is in Syria fighting along with Islamist militants against troops of President Bashar Al Assad....

Well, of course, CEO McMillion wants stronger sales, so when is he going to raise the pay rates of his employees?

I hardly call $1.21 per share poverty. When are the Walmart employees going to be recognized in their collective bargaining organizations to provide better wages and benefits?

The average Walmart employee earns $19,105 per year while the former CEO earned $20 million per year.

Jim Walton (click here) is ranked by Forbes as 11th WORLD'S billionaires with a net worth of $34.6 billion.

What is wrong with the USA economy? Walmart. It currently employs 2.2 million globally and is the largest employer of Americans paying them poverty wages.

Walmart met analyst expectations (click here) for the second quarter with earnings per share of $1.21 and a 0.6% profit increase.

Walmart reported $4.1 billion in net income Thursday. The retailer posted $119.3 billion in net sales, up 2.8% from last year's $116.1 billion.

Analysts expected earnings per share of $1.21, according to FactSet.

Sales at Walmart U.S. stores open at least a year were flat, continuing a weak trend for the retailer at home. Prior to this quarter, Walmart's U.S. stores had seen five straight quarters of sales declines and six straight quarters of customer traffic declines.

CEO Doug McMillon said in a company statement that he wants to see stronger sales in the U.S. but overall is pleased with the results....      

This has been happening across the USA. Michigan communities were flooded by same storm.

This is an improvement over Palestine.

How many did the USA personnel find dead?

August 14, 2014
By David Wroe

US military advisers (click here) say there are ‘‘far fewer’’ refugees stranded on a mountain in northern Iraq than previously thought, meaning the prospects of an immediate international rescue mission have receded.

After a small team of fewer than 20 US troops landed on Mount Sinjar to assess the refugee crisis, the Pentagon issued a statement saying that ‘‘an evacuation mission is far less likely’’ than previously thought.

US Defence Department officials said that air strikes and Kurdish fighters had broken the mountain siege, allowing thousands of trapped Yazidis to escape, The New York Times reported....

Police Chief Thomas Jackson needs to resign.

You've got to be joking.

Jackson has a grossly out of balance number of minorities in his police department and a death of a young black man by the gun of a police officer and this is his response?

The officer involved needs to be suspended and the investigation opened up to the public with daily reports that include eyewitness reports.

I suppose he believes this aggressive front by the police is going to improve relations with the community. Well, guess what, it's not. Learning anything yet, Jackson?

Those young black men in this community need good jobs, when are they going to be able to enter into law enforcement to their communities?

Everyday that goes by and there are violent confrontations with police it tells the community the police department has already decided it wasn't their problem. You see all those young black men? Yes? You know what their thinking? That is Jackson's first mistake. He should know what they are thinking. But, let me make a guess, "If I am going to die with a police bullet then I'll do it tonight." In mass. Every young black man in Ferguson is now shot by a police officer and going to make it real.

Enough. Jackson needs to go.

(Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, (click here) fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to disperse some 350 protesters late Wednesday, the fourth night of racially charged demonstrations after police shot to death an unarmed black teen.
Some demonstrators hurled rocks at police as others scattered, while smoke engulfed the area. A Reuters reporter saw two young men preparing what looked like petrol bombs in a bus-stop shelter, their faces covered by bandanas. Police said protesters had thrown petrol bombs at officers.
Protesters have gathered every night since Saturday when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death in the mostly black suburb of St. Louis, during what authorities said was a struggle over a gun in a police car. Some witnesses say he was outside the car with his hands up.

Police have deployed camouflage-clad officers in body armor, including one manning a rifle on a tripod atop an armored car, to Ferguson....