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A good reason to stock up: Ammunition pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes

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DailyMail: Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators stormed one of the stores and formed a barricade outside another.

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Bosses in Ferguson and nearby Maplewood revealed they took the precaution in fear of looting and violence as racial divides in the Missouri city show no sign of resolve.

It is the first time Walmart has taken such action since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, when assault rifles were removed from shelves in Connecticut.

Addressing Ferguson, Walmart spokesman Brian Nick told KMOV-TV: ‘If there is a history of violence and looting and other activity that are going on or things that are putting associates and customers at risk – then yes, decisions can be made based on those circumstances.’

Customers who wish to buy bullets will have to discuss their intended purchase with a sales assistant, he said. 

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The move came just days before a report was leaked revealing Darren Wilson told a grand jury he shot Brown because he feared for his life – a claim that has stoked renewed anger across Ferguson.

Protesters have taken to the streets every week calling for Wilson’s resignation.

On Monday, more than 43 people were arrested amid protests – many inside the Maplewood Walmart. The protests were held in memory of John Crawford, a black man who was killed in an Ohio Walmart days before Brown’s shooting in Missouri.

Demonstrations are expected to escalate today after the news that a grand jury has heard an account of the shooting that shines a favorable light on the police officer.

In it, Wilson claims he was sat in his SUV on patrol when the teenager leaned through the window, punching and scratching his face. He insists he feared for his life, which prompted him to shoot twice from inside the car. However, he does not acknowledge subsequently shooting Brown four times outside the vehicle.

A number of witnesses agree that Brown and Wilson were embroiled in a physical fight through the car window, but few had an accurate vantage point to see what was happening.

They insist, however, the teenager was trying to flee and holding up his hands.

DCG

Report From The NY Times About Officer Wilson’s Shooting Of Michael Brown.

Here’s a story from the NY Times about testimony Officer Darren Wilson gave investigators about his struggle, and fatal shooting of Michael Brown. It definitely shows a struggle and 2 shots in the car. From there we’re left with state of mind and witness’s testimony. Not enough to indict in my mind, but then again what’s the saying…”You can indict a ham sandwich” It won’t be pretty.  

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Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

This is the first public account of Officer Wilson’s testimony to investigators, but it does not explain why, after he emerged from his vehicle, he fired at Mr. Brown multiple times. It contradicts some witness accounts, and it will not calm those who have been demanding to know why an unarmed man was shot a total of six times. Mr. Brown’s death continues to fuel anger and sometimes-violent protests.

The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.

The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck.

In September, Officer Wilson appeared for four hours before a St. Louis County grand jury, which was convened to determine whether there is probable cause that he committed a crime. Legal experts have said that his decision to testify was surprising, given that it was not required by law. But the struggle in the car may prove to be a more influential piece of information for the grand jury, one that speaks to Officer Wilson’s state of mind, his feeling of vulnerability and his sense of heightened alert when he killed Mr. Brown.

Police officers typically have wide latitude to use lethal force if they reasonably believe that they are in imminent danger.

The officials said that while the federal investigation was continuing, the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson. To press charges, the Justice Department would need to clear a high bar, proving that Officer Wilson willfully violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights when he shot him.

Rest of Times Story Here.

~Steve~

Obama Names New Ebola Czar. Wait A Minute I thought We Had One.

Trust me you will want duct tape.

Trust me you will want duct tape.

I’ll be commenting in purple to help you try and make sense of this mess.

Now friends this may get confusing so I’ll try and do my best. You’ve been warned that duct tape should be applied at least 2 wraps.

Now today Skippy names a new Czar who is a sleazebag with no medical knowledge what so ever. His name is  Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/17/obamas-new-ebola-czar-does-not-have-medical-health-care-background/

OK, I’ll get back to Klain in a bit.

Now did you know we kinda sorta had one of them thar Czar people already in place for such a thing? Yup, and her name is Nicole Lurie. Let me introduce you, and show you it right in her title.

She’s the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is “to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies.”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/101514-721986-where-is-obama-administration-preparedness-leader-nicole-lurie-since-ebola.htm

I just looked Dr Lurie up and she certainly seems qualified. So where is she, as the link from investors.com asks, and why bring in this new schmuck ?

Because it is all politics now. They are playing politics with every Americans life right now.         sangry_blowsupheart_100-100 (2)

See HERE!

OK, now Klain has no Medical Background and get this….

“Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances. “

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/17/white-house-ebola-czar-was-key-player-in-solyndra-scandal/

~Steve~

PS I know this post is confusing as heck, but I tried. Use the duct tape.

Novelist John Grisham says child porn sentences too harsh

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KOMO: Novelist John Grisham says the United States is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child pornography offenses to men who probably just had too much to drink and “pushed the wrong buttons.”

Grisham told Britain’s Daily Telegraph that U.S. prisons were “filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who have never harmed anybody, would never touch a child.”

He said many of those jailed “got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”

In an interview published Thursday to promote his latest legal thriller, “Gray Mountain,” Grisham said he had “no sympathy for real pedophiles” but that others were being punished too harshly.

He went on to share the story of a friend from law school who was caught in a “sting” operation and served time in prison for downloading child pornography.

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labeled ’16-year-old wannabe hookers’ or something like that’. … So he went there. Downloaded some stuff — it was 16-year-old girls who looked 30. He shouldn’t have done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And, God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people — sex offenders — and he went to prison for three years.”

He did add, “I have no sympathy for real pedophiles,” he said, “God, please lock those people up. But so many of these guys do not deserve harsh prison sentences, and that’s what they’re getting.

Youth protection charities now are slamming the blockbuster author for his “irresponsible,” “inaccurate” and “dangerous” comments.

Jon Brown from the U.K.’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children told WENN, “There is no excuse for viewing images of child abuse. Is it OK to beat someone up and say it was a one-off or that you were drunk? No. Sex offenders will often use the ‘I was drunk’ excuse but alcohol is simply revealing their true nature.”

Mr. Grisham’s comments send a dangerous message that ‘just looking’ at images online causes no harm. In fact, every image is a real child who has suffered and every time these images are clicked on or downloaded it creates demand that ultimately fuels more child abuse.”

Child protection charity ECPAT UK’s spokesman, Bharti Patel, added, “John Grisham’s statements are entirely irresponsible. With the rise in abusive images of children across the globe, there is a need to strengthen laws and to criminalise those that access abusive images of children. … There can be no excuse or leniency in this. His statement clearly sends out the wrong signal …

Viewing abusive images of children is child abuse and a violation of the rights of children. His statement is also inaccurate as there is evidence which shows that those who access abusive images of children frequently go on to groom children online through social media and chat rooms, as well as initiate contact abuse.”

After the bad press backlash he received for these statements, Grisham issued an apology:

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography—online or otherwise—should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” he wrote in a statement on his website.

He continued: “My comments… were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children. I can think of nothing more despicable. I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all.”

With the release and promotion of his new book, I’m sure he does regret having made these comments speaking in defense of his friend.

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DCG

Remember All Those Kids Coming Across Our Open Border?

Well they’re  still coming , and bringing some nasty virus’s. I don’t know why, but with everyone watching Ebola it seems we forgot about this junk. Hmmmm You know Skippy. Always have to watch the left hand while he waves the right.

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WND EXCLUSIVE

CDC DENIES ENTEROVIRUS LINK TO ILLEGAL-ALIEN KIDS

Disease common in Latin America was rare in U.S.

JEROME R. CORSI

NEW YORK – The CDC denies a causal link between the surge of illegal-alien children from Latin America and the enterovirus D-68 outbreak in the United States, but government data show the virus was rare in the U.S. before this year.

“There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States; we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus,” the CDC emailed WND in response to a request for comment.

The CDC argued EV-D68 is not new to the U.S., having been identified in California in 1962.

“In previous years, it has not been as commonly identified as other enteroviruses,” CDC said. “This year’s increase in confirmed cases is not due to a recent introduction in the United States.”

However, evidence buried in peer-reviewed medical journals provides support for the argument enterovirus D-68, or EV-D68, in the United States was a relatively rare disease. The EV-D68 epidemic occurred only after the surge this year of unaccompanied alien children illegally crossing the border from Latin America, a region where the virus is more prevalent among young children.

The CDC records nearly 700 people who have been diagnosed with the virus this year. Five children have died while infected.

As WND reported Tuesday, EV-D68, believed to cause polio-like paralysis in addition to flu symptoms, is widely suspected to have a direct connection to the Obama administration policy of placing across the U.S. tens of thousands of minors who have been allowed to enter without a health screening.

D-68 surge coincides with illegal aliens

The surge in EV D-68 in the U.S. became evident in mid-September when the CDC first reported it had reached epidemic levels in six U.S. states: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri.

The surge in unaccompanied minors was also evident in September, with the numbers jumping from 16,067 apprehended in Fiscal Year 2011 to 24,481 in FY 2012 and from 38,833 in FY 2013 to 47,017 in the first eight months of FY 2014.

Currently, a page on the CDC website dedicated to “Enterovirus D68 in the United States, 2014″ discloses, “The United States is currently experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness.”
Rest Of WND Story HERE!

~Steve~

Evil clowns terrorize California valley after dark

Imagine seeing this ↓ at night in your town.

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Or this  standing at an intersection while you’re driving home.

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Or this  in front of a supermarket — at midnight.

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Or this ↓ outside your home, at night.

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The above are some of the pictures taken by residents of California’s San Joaquin or Central Valley who are being terrorized by sick people dressed as evil clowns roaming the streets after dark.

The AP and the Daily Mail report that people dressed as evil clowns and roaming through towns in the middle of the night are causing a stir in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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The latest after-dark sighting came Saturday (Oct. 11, 2014) night, when police in Bakersfield responded about 8 p.m. to a report of a clown holding a firearm, according to The Bakersfield Californian.

Officers searched but didn’t find anyone.

The latest sighting came after a week during which police received numerous calls about scary or mischievous clowns. “We’ve had multiple of these clown sightings all over town,” Lt. Jason Matson of the Bakersfield PD, told The Californian. “He was gone by the time we arrived.”

In the town of Wasco, some 30 miles away from Bakersfield, local residents have reported sightings of clowns in different costumes and props since October 1.

“I just seen him about three times already,” Anthony Garza, of Wasco, told KGET. “But yeah—he’s creepy.” “Some of the residents go in cars searching for him,” Noah Sanchez told KGET. “They have flashlights and try and spot him in neighborhoods after he posts to Twitter.”

Nobody really knows who the clowns are. Some people think it’s one person, others say it’s several.

KGET reports that one child says he was chased down the street by a clown carrying an ax. A deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office told KGET that there have been reports of crimes committed in the neighborhood by people in clown costumes. But so far, none of the clowns has been actually linked to any crimes.

“We have had no reports of any assaults by a clown nor have we any arrests of any clowns at any time I have been here and I have been here two years,” Sgt. Ian Chandler told KGET.

Despite creeping plenty of people out, the stunt strikes some locals as a big Halloween joke. “It’s kinda fun though to get us in the Halloween spirit and all of us in the community,” Sanchez told KGET.

Police said they have arrested one minor who acknowledged dressing up and chasing younger juveniles. One local Wasco resident, who requested anonymity, told KGET that he dressed up as the clown as part of a a year-long photography project with his wife. He said he didn’t “expect to start a trend, and did not mean to cause any harm.” The couple plans on posting more pictures on their social media accounts throughout October.

Update (Oct. 18, 2014):

The evil clown phenomenon has spread nationwide, with reported sightings in Florida, Indiana and New Mexico.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/10/17/Creepy-clown-sightings-go-nationwide/1921413565012/

~Eowyn

A couple of Austrian teen girls think they know it all, ISIS smacks them with reality

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NY Post: Two Austrian teens got way more than they bargained for when they abandoned their homes and families to become “poster girls” for ISIS terrorists, and now they desperately want to come home.

Samra Kesinovic, 17, and friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, would love to press the undo button on the last six months, during which they traded their comfortable existence in Europe for a life of evil engineered by terrorists. The teens are believed to be married, pregnant and living in the ISIS-controlled city of Raqqa in northern Syria, Central European News reports.

That’s a change of heart from the April note they left behind for their parents that read: “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah, and we will die for him.”

For weeks, social-media accounts believed to belong to the girls had been posting pictures and information that seemed to suggest the young duo enjoyed living a life of terror. The pictures showed the two girls smiling and wearing their new Muslim garb, sometimes while flanked by armed fighters. Some of the images appeared to show the girls carrying weapons.

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But authorities in Austria say it was all an elaborate plan set up by ISIS to persuade the world that the two wanted to be the poster girls for jihad in Syria.

Some of the images may have been faked, including some that were taken years earlier of other women and re-posted on the girls social-media pages, Austrian authorities said. “It is clear that whoever is operating their pages it probably is not the girls and that they are being used for propaganda,” said one Austrian security official.

The teens apparently were lured to ISIS by propaganda preached at their local mosque. Clerics told them that the only way to know true peace was to head to Syria and take part in the holy war, officials said. The girls had started lecturing schoolmates about their lifestyle and were even suspected of being behind a vandalism attack at their school calling for jihad.

Now Kesinovic and Selimovic have had enough and are eager to return to their families, according to CEN. The girls reportedly managed to get word to their families they want to come home.

But reports also said the teens don’t feel they can flee because too many people now associate them with ISIS savagery. “The main problem is about people coming back to Austria,” said Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck. “Once they leave, it is almost impossible.”

Kesinovic and Selimovic are among the bevy of women ISIS has recruited from around the world. Although its strict interpretation of Islamic law limits a woman’s place in society, women are often recruited into vital support roles through aggressive social-media campaigns that promise devout jihadist husbands.

In May, 16-year-old British twin sisters followed their older brother to Syria so they could marry jihadists, according to London’s Daily Mail. Several weeks ago, a 16-year-old was arrested at a French airport under suspicion she was traveling to Syria to join Islamist rebels.

A 15-year-old French girl named Nora, the daughter of Moroccan immigrants, was lured by Syria through Facebook, according to her brother Foad. She has said she wants to come home, and Foad traveled to Syria — but he was not allowed to leave with her. “As soon as they manage to snare a girl, they do everything they can to keep her,” Foad said. “Girls aren’t there for combat, just for marriage and children. A reproduction machine.”

Could have said, “I told you so…”, but you know how well that sits with teenagers.

DCG