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HOLY CRAP...Obama halts hellfire missiles to Israel

Report: US halted transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel
Shipment of aerial anti-armor missiles stopped after White House, State Department learned that IDF requested transfer directly from Pentagon without asking for their approval, according to Wall Street Journal report.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4558615,00.html



Today, many administration officials say the Gaza conflict—the third between Israel and Hamas in under six years—has persuaded them that Mr. Netanyahu and his national security team are both reckless and untrustworthy.



A senior Obama administration official said the White House didn't intend to get into a "tit for tat" with the Israelis when the war broke out in Gaza. "We have many, many friends around the world. The United States is their strongest friend," the official said. "The notion that they are playing the United States, or that they're manipulating us publicly, completely miscalculates their place in the world."

A senior Obama administration official said the weapons transfers shouldn't have been a routine "check-the-box approval" process, given the context. The official said the decision to scrutinize future transfers at the highest levels amounted to "the United States saying 'The buck stops here. Wait a second…It's not OK anymore.' "

The last straw for many U.S. diplomats came on Aug. 2 when they say Israeli officials leaked to the media that Mr. Netanyahu had told the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, that the Obama administration was "not to ever second-guess me again" about how to deal with Hamas.



MORE HERE:
http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sway-over-israel-on-gaza-at-a-low-1407979365
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/14/1321492/-HOLY-CRAP-Obama-halts-hellfire-missiles-to-Israel

Arrested WaPo Reporter to Scarborough: Put Down Your Starbucks and Come to Ferguson

Joe Scarborough- Still an Asshole
Posted by John Cole +0 at 9:13 am
Aug
14
2014

Wesley Lowery is quickly becoming my favorite reporter. Here he is responding to Joe Scarborouogh, who earlier chided Lowery for not being more compliant with the cops as they illegally detained him for sitting in a McDonalds:

I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting sipping his Starbucks, smugly. I would invite him to come down and talk to the residents of Ferguson where I’ve been since Monday afternoon having tear gas and rubber bullets shot at me, having mothers and daughters crying, a 19-year-old boy crying — he had to run and pull his 21-year-old sister out from a cloud of tear gas, thinking she was going to die. I invite Joe Scarborough down here to do some reporting on the ground. Then maybe we can have an educated conversation about what’s happening here.

Let me be clear about this: I have little patience for talking heads. This is too important. This is a community, a community in the United States of America, where are things on fire. This community is on edge. There’s so much happening here, and instead of putting more reporters on the ground we have people like Joe Scarborough running their mouth and have no idea what they’re talking about.


That will leave a mark.


VIDEO & MORE:
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/arrested-wapo-reporter-to-scarborough-put-down-your-starbucks-and-come-to-ferguson/http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/08/14/joe-scarborough-still-an-asshole/



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JoeScar: Reporters Detained In Ferguson Just ‘Want To Get On TV’

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough said Thursday that the two reporters who said they were arrested in a McDonald’s near the site of heated protests in Ferguson, Mo. should have listened to police and just “want to get on TV.”


VIDEO & MORE:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/joe-scarborough-reporters-arrested-ferguson

WTF IS WRONG WITH US AMERICA!?!

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αηιs @theblogpirate
Jow?! Citizens of U.S.!? Imagine what this little girl from #Ferguson learned about her country and its police today.
9:46 PM - 13 Aug 2014

https://twitter.com/theblogpirate/statuses/499779088081760256

Where Are The 2nd Amendment Zealots To Defend People Actually Being Attacked By Out Of Control Gov?

At the Bundy ranch, white anti-government militia wanna-bes pointed loaded firearms at federal employees and law enforcement officers in the support of a criminal, and nothing happened.

In Ferguson, MO, a young African American was killed by a police officer for jaywalking, and the city and county police have attacked the mostly African American citizens with baton rounds, tear gas, armored vehicles, and riot gear while threatening them with automatic rifles.

Where are all the 2nd Amendment open carry zealots to defend people who are actually under attack by an out of control government?

Yeah, I thought so.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/08/14/open-thread-1846/


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Remember: if some White Right Wing a**hole aims a high-powered rifle at a cop...





.....they're A HERO

A PATRIOT

A ACTIVIST

A MINUTEMAN

A OATH KEEPER

A ANTI-FASCIST

A FREEDOM LOVER

A SOVEREIGN CITIZEN

A LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN

A DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION

A REBEL AGAINST TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT FORCES

A REAL AMERICAN



But an unarmed negro in t-shirt and jeans? DANGEROUS SAVAGE THUG. Better safe than sorry. Can't take no chances.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/13/1321404/-Remember-if-some-White-Right-Wing-a-hole-aims-a-high-powered-rifle-at-a-cop#



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Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown’s



Anonymous has obtained and released St. Louis police dispatch audio from the day Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police Department officer. The audio is largely unedited and contains police codes throughout the recording.

It appears that Ferguson police called for additional cars, officers and K-9s from different precincts to control crowds—and waited several hours before calling in an ambulance for the 18-year-old Brown. His body lay on the ground for hours, uncovered before it was attended to. Shooting

http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/police_dispatch_tapes_from_michael_browns_shooting.html

"Yup, We Tortured some folks."

WED AUG 13, 2014 AT 06:50 AM PDT
Cartoon: Homespun charm offensive
byMatt BorsFollowforComics
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/13/1321144/-Cartoon-Homespun-charm-offensive?detail=hide

Iraq Is Also Clinton's War


Iraq Is Also Clinton's War

by tristero

Lest we forget:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/opinion/maureen-dowd-its-the-loyalty-stupid.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region®ion=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=1

Hillary Clinton was one of the 29 Democratic senators who voted to authorize that baloney (Iraq) war.


It seemed very clear to me at the time that Clinton was going to vote for it not because she personally agreed with it; she probably thought it was a bad idea, privately. Rather, it seemed that she had determined that, politically, the war was unstoppable, that Bush had enormous popular support, and therefore there was no reason to fight a battle that could only be lost, no matter how obviously nutty Bush's plans were to most of the world.

I was so freaked out that I did something I hadn't done since college: I joined a protest outside Clinton's Manhattan office. No dice. Then, I emailed every single person I knew to send me a letter opposing the war. I printed them all out and overnight fedexed them to Clinton's office in DC.

In addition, Michael Moore circulated a petition that read in part:

We call on the Democrats in Congress to oppose a war on Iraq, to vote "No" to Bush's war cries. We pledge to never again vote for any Democratic member of Congress who supports George W. Bush's war against Iraq. To the Democrats in Congress, we give you fair warning: You are either with us, or you are fired.

I signed this petition without hesitation. But nothing I, nor anyone else could do, could get her to change her mind. After the vote, in response to my letter-writing campaign, I received a form letter filled with gobbledygook and some of the most twisted rationalizations I have ever read.




And the war came.




http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/iraq-is-clintons-war-by-tristero.html
http://www.flybynews.com/cgi-local/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1034003998,56799,

The Song Remains the Same

“The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us… had better be the business of all of us.” ~ Mamie Till, 1955





http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/08/13/the-song-remains-the-same/
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/how-computer-hackers-changed-the-ferguson-protests/article_d81a1da4-ae04-5261-9064-e4c255111c94.html


From Maddow:

Anger in Ferguson follows record of racial disparity

Rev. Al Sharpton, MSNBC host and president of the National Action Network, talks with Rachel Maddow about turning outrage over the shooting of Michael Brown into change to correct the evident racial disparity in how laws are enforced.

Part of the report?

She’s talking about a whistle blower in the St Louis County police depart. They had a “Lets have a black day”. A day where cops were to arrest as many black people as they could.


http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/anger-in-ferguson-follows-record-of-racism-317652547718

just saying,
kp

Zelda Williams: "You - you alone have the stars...no one else has them..I'll try to keep looking up"

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Zelda Williams ✔ @zeldawilliams
9:12 PM - 11 Aug 2014https://twitter.com/zeldawilliams/statuses/499045688559165440

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-daughter-tweet_n_5670661.html

ROBIN WILLIAMS: "What will your verse be?"

He had one hell of a verse

by David Atkins

This scene had one hell of an impact on me as kid:

What will your verse be?

To me, it's the most important question in life: "What will your verse be?" You can enrich yourself and live only for your own pleasure and aggrandizement if you wish. But was it a verse worth telling? Did it have meaning to anyone but you?

Robin Williams had one hell of a verse. He meant something. He still does.
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/he-had-one-hell-of-verse-by-davidoatkins.html

"The Republican Healthcare Plan For America's Wilderness Areas"

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/12/1320722/-Cartoon-Getting-burned
http://www.alternet.org/environment/congress-lets-western-states-burn-fails-find-funding-combat-wildfires
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