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Editorial: [The] First Amendment…LOVE it, CHANGE it OR REARRANGE it!

AN EDITORIAL:

I am on a first amendment, free speech kick this week. [So you’ll have to pardon me while I express myself per the dictates of the law.] And I hate with a passion those who would infringe on my right of free speech, and THEN have the temerity to say, “but we want you to exercise your free speech, just so long as you exercise it in this way”.

And then when you ask them for specifics as to how exactly that should be, they say to you, “I don’t know, but I know what you are doing is against the law, and if you keep it up, it won’t bode well for you [in the end].”

To which I respond, “I’m just exercising my right of free speech and attempting to redress grievance with my government. If you don’t like how I’m doing it, then you need to elect politicians and Presidents who would be willing to change it or rearrange it…”

And this is my editorial challenge to all who read this blog post. It’s the First Amendment people…LOVE it, CHANGE it OR REARRANGE it!

Dr. James Madison, M.D., PhD., Ed.U. - a quotation from him on the first Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, PA. U.S.A.

Dr. James Madison, M.D., PhD., Ed.U. – a quotation from him on the first Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, PA. U.S.A.

Elect people and Presidents of the United States of America who are truly interested in having something called a “Constitutional Convention,” a gathering together of our nation’s elected representatives to scrap the United States Constitution, the one that we have had for nearly 240 years, in its current form, and write a new one.

Our nation’s founding fathers and modern-day hay-makers have as much as called for us to do it, especially if and when a majority of us are not happy with it in its current form. (In fact, “they” dare us to do it!)

A quote from Constitutional Scholar and Professor of Law and Government Dr. Larry Sabato, Ed.U. & PhD.

A quote from Constitutional Scholar and Professor of Law and Government Dr. Larry Sabato, Ed.U. & PhD.

Otherwise, we should just keep the one we have.

Have the courage of your convictions. Stand up for yourselves. Stand up for what you believe in, and make a new law and government, OR shut your mouth, and keep law and government that you have been blessed with as is.

Thank you.

— Rhett E. Column

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The 3 Icky Things That Happened This Week

There were three things that happened this week, that in New York and Washington, D.C. Media Green Rooms are considered icky.

And here they are in no particular order:

  1. Donald Trump told a breast pumping mother, an Attorney at Law, that she was, “disgusting for having pumped her breasts in his presence.”
  2. The Huffington Post, Political Section revisited the fact that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, and 2016 Democratic hopeful for President is a, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, “self-avowed Socialist”.
  3.  An American Dentist went on Safari in Africa and killed the most famous lion in the World.

And these things are icky because the Main and Alternative Media in New York and Washington says its icky.

— Rhett E. Column

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Mr. Edward J. Snowden...

The White House’s “We the People,” Petition Site Responds to the “Pardon Edward Snowden,” Petition

Editorial:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The other day The White House formally responded to a recent petition that was posted on its “We the People,” petition site encouraging President Obama to pardon Edward J. Snowden, the former NSA Contractor who has been on the run from the federal government for the better part of three years now for, “leaking classified information to the World”.

The response, while genuine, failed to address our request, and when I say our request I’m including myself in that request, because I want President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden – I signed that petition.

I was particularly awestruck by the responder of this petition, BECAUSE it wasn’t our President that did the responding. Instead it was some inter-office person named Lisa Monaco, U.S. Homeland Security Adviser to President Obama, that did the responding.

Monaco Speaks

The Honorable Lisa O. Monaco, U.S. Homeland Security Adviser (photo courtesy of C-SPAN, 2015) …

Normally. I’d be for what the White House has to say. But this is Edward Snowden, and then this is the public, almost a million of us to be exact, that are petitioning our government for redress of grievance, and you willfully elect to not do what we ask you to do. Troubling to say the least. [But let me see if I can clue President Obama in.]

Now. I know what you’re thinking, and you’re probably right. The President is in Africa. So he couldn’t very well have responded personally. Well. How about the Vice President? What is Joe Biden now, chopped liver? I mean the Vice President of the United States can’t formally respond when and if the President is decidedly unavailable for comment? Especially on the Snowden issue. C’mon Joe!

But instead the powers that be tapped Ms. Monaco on the shoulder and said, “respond” and dutifully she did.

After winding through the most immediate why-we-won’t-pardon-Ed Snowden-screed I found this portion, the last, to be the most telling on where the President and the White House fall on this subject.

If he felt his actions were consistent with civil disobedience, then he should do what those who have taken issue with their own government do: Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and — importantly — accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he’s running away from the consequences of his actions.

“He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime…”

Wow! Way to insult Russian President Vladimir Putin and Edward Snowden at the same time Mr. President, I mean Ms. Monaco. Since Edward Snowden is under asylum in the former Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Russia or U.S.S.R.R.

Here’s the Thing: President Obama, respectfully, you work for us. We the People. Petition site name not withstanding. And the main law of our land doesn’t start off with, “We the People of the United States of America…” for nothing!

Nearly one million people, yours truly included Mr. President, added their names to the Pardon Edward Snowden petition. And when one million people or one people say do this, that, thus or so you do it. Because it’s per the dictates of the main rule of law of this our sweet land of liberty! You don’t argue. Question. Or Voir dire the witnesses sir. You shut up. You listen up. And you do it. Point blank and the period.

It would be different if the roles were reversed and the President was in charge of us and he petitioned to have Edward Snowden pardoned. He would expect us to do it, now wouldn’t he?

I mean it just stands to reason people! The boss, in this case We the People, comes to you and says employee Barack Obama do X. Do X or exit left! The subject is not up for debate or discussion.

It would be one thing IF what Mr. Snowden did do was to quote, unquote “Compromise National Security” by all means tag, bag, and gag that mother f$&%k#@!

But Edward Snowden is a national hero. A hero for those who otherwise haven’t the courage to come forward and say this, that, thus or so.

Edward Snowden speaks for us! Speaks on behalf of We the People. A true public servant and servant of the public.

And when we say employee Obama give employee Edward Snowden a raise in pay, a parking spot and the keys to the executive washroom that needs to be done without fail or exception.

Mr. President! Pardon Edward J. Snowden Immediately. Thank you…

— Rhett E. Column

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Ms. Caroline Small...

INVESTIGATE the MURDER of Caroline Small!

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Ms. Caroline Small, slumped over in the front seat of her car after police had shot at her multiple times on June 18, 2010 (photo courtesy of Daily Kos, 2015) …

GLYNN COUNTY, Georgia – On the afternoon of June 18, 2010 Caroline Small of Glynn County, GA. found herself between a rock and a hard place. Alone. Scared. Confused. And without the aid and comfort of family and friends Caroline Small began what would be her last days on this earth.

Before last week I had never ever heard the story or read any accounting of the out-and-out eventual murder of Caroline Small. But the accounting of her murder as written by the Daily Kos explains in quite graphic and obligatory detail of the slaughter of a lonely and deeply troubled woman.

WARNING: I think it only fair to warn you that the details of what you are about to read are both graphic and horrible in nature. If you have small children or are weak of personal constitution then you shouldn’t read anymore past this paragraph. If not? Then I welcome you into further reading…

On June 18, 2010, an unarmed mother struggling with a mental health breakdown was executed by two Glynn County Police officers in southern rural Georgia. Hyperbole aside, it was a firing squad. It shouldn’t have happened. The officers who did it weren’t threatened and they should be in jail right now for the murder of Caroline Small. Not just tragic and disturbing, what happened to her was criminal and the fact that the two officers who killed her are still in law enforcement shows just how outrageously corrupt the system is. It’s not broken, though—it’s working just how those who are running it intend. – By Shaun King, “The disturbing police execution of Caroline Small, an unarmed [M]other in need of [M]edical [A]ttention” written on Monday July 20, 2015

 And thus begins the painting of a very disturbing portrait into the life of a cornered woman, a mother, literally.

Caroline Small Crime Scene Photos 2010

Crime scene photo(s) in the execution of Caroline Small on June 18, 2010 by Glynn County Sheriff’s Deputies (photo courtesy of Daily Kos, 2015) …

Alone and battling severe bouts of depression and alcoholism, according to this A.J.C. Investigations report from earlier this year, on the slow, agonizing, and painful death of Caroline Small.

This poor soul never stood a chance! And as Glynn County Sheriff’s Deputies, who shot and murdered Small, bragged to each other about their ‘expert marksmanship’ and the ‘top of Caroline Small’s head exploding’ it becomes clear that Glynn County’s finest neither cared to aid and assist Caroline Small much less allow her to live and get some much-needed medical attention.

“If she moves the car, I’m going to shoot her,” an officer yelled. […]”

But this has come to be rule rather than exception throughout the Peach State. Shoot first. Ask questions later. Compassion. Consequences. And the Rule of Law be damned.

And even though Caroline Small’s shooting and eventual death, a death by the way that took five days in a medical facility, was thoroughly investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or G.B.I. – and later ruled ‘justifiable homicide’ –  almost immediately a cover up ensued by Glynn County Officialdom in the hopes of ‘letting this one blow over’.

Now retired. Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Special Investigator, Michael McDaniel, who supervised the 2010 Investigation into Caroline Small’s death told WSB-TV 2 News, Atlanta that it was quote, “[…] one of the worst cases that I’ve ever investigated… it was a bad shoot.” No basic milk of human kindness was allowed to be rendered by a bystander that was medically trained. Police forbid them, according to this Special Report from WSB-TV 2 News, Atlanta.

“She’s D-O-A (dead on arrival). I got her right between the eyes,” Simpson tells an eyewitness, who was a former emergency medical technician who wanted to render aid.

But instead of checking to see if Small was alive, the officers discussed their marksmanship.

“I hit her right in the face,” Sasser remarks on the recording.

Simpson replies, “I watched the bridge of her nose. I pulled the trigger and I watched it hit her at the same time.”

Small lived for five more days without ever waking up.

“They were acting more like they shot a deer or were out hunting,” said McDaniel. “It’s not what I would expect an officer’s reaction to be after they were in fear of their lives and shot somebody.” – Taken from WSB-TV 2 News, Atlanta Special Investigative Report on this 2010 Shooting

It shouldn’t get any more disturbing than that, BUT unfortunately it does, BECAUSE what follows is the biggest cover up since the Bombings of Birmingham, AL. during the Civil Rights Movement.

Lies. Distortion. Tampering with Evidence. Etc. All lead Investigators, Attorney’s and Members of Caroline Small’s own family on the wildest goose chase known to modern man.

At the same time the GBI conducted its investigation, Glynn County police were doing their own and questioning the witnesses, as well.

“Looking back at it now, I’m pretty sure they were trying to interfere with us and keep us from doing our job,” said McDaniel.

He remembers one officer telling him the department only called in the GBI for public perception.

That’s something Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering firmly denies.

“If an officer said that, it’s inaccurate,” said Doering, “I don’t call the GBI in for public appearance. Now if they felt that, that might have been what they felt, but I never expressed that to anybody.”

GBI Director Vernon Keenan said he’s never seen another agency behave like the Glynn County Police Department.

“They wanted to argue with us about investigative steps that we were taking, and they were criticizing agents’ actions,” said Keenan.

Keenan says he changed the state agency’s policy as a result of the conflict and controversy in this case, and he now keeps local departments at arm’s length during these kinds of cases. 

Doering said his agency has a good working relationship with the GBI, but he did complain about how one investigator treated his officers.

“You have to be impartial and you have to make certain that you don’t become accusatory when you interview an officer, even if you personally feel an officer’s actions was unreasonable and inappropriate,” said Doering.

The chief also defended an animated video his department created, which shows Small easily steering her car through a gap between the patrol cars and running over officers in the process.            

McDaniel says it was misleading. “Those measurements in that cartoon are not correct. They’ve got the car turning coming through at the officers, which you and I know can’t happen,” McDaniel said.

Plus, Simpson’s patrol vehicle, which was parked somewhere in that gap, was moved before the GBI arrived at the scene. It’s not pictured in the animation at all.

But Doering says that’s not relevant.

“I felt the officers following the law, as I know the law to be, were justified,” said Doering, “That’s what I ruled then and I rule now.”

A year after the shooting a grand jury agreed and, in a split decision, voted to clear the officers.

But when Channel 2 Action News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution started digging through the records, there were contradictions.

“There was nothing in my mind that justified them shooting her,” said former Waycross District Attorney Rick Currie, who reviewed the case as a second opinion for the Glynn County district attorney.

 He cites Trooper Malone’s heroic actions, indicating he was not in fear for his life at that time, or he wouldn’t have run up to Caroline’s car. He only retreated when he looked up and saw officers Sasser and Simpson pointing their guns in his direction.

 “They should have been prosecuted, there’s no doubt about that,” said Currie, “Everything was right there on the tape; I really don’t know how the grand jury didn’t indict.” – Taken from WSB-TV 2 News, Atlanta Special Investigative Reporting on this 2010 Shooting, all under the Subtitle of “A Tainted Investigation?” 

But it doesn’t end there, as IF Caroline Small doesn’t have enough nails in her crypt. Enter Glynn County District Attorney Jackie Johnson.

Atty. Jackie Johnson Holds A Gun

Glynn County, GA. District Attorney Jackie Johnson, holding a gun, (photo courtesy of 11 Alive News, Atlanta, 2013) …

Attorney Johnson is known to all in Glynn County as ‘friendly’ towards police, even going so far as to ‘cut deals with police’ and keeping grand juries from seeing all of the evidence for cases against police, but most especially against the officers involved in shooting and eventually killing of Caroline Small on that June 2010 day.

Known as ‘Tacky Jackie Johnson’. She will cut a deal for a cop quicker than she will hear confounding and compelling evidence and eyewitness testimony in a case(s) similar to that of Caroline Small where someone in Glynn County, GA. has ended up dead or severely hurt at the hands of state and local law enforcement.

What’s even more troubling is that she will be in her place of power until the year 2024 when she is presumably up for re-election, according to the Daily Kos report.

 “She definitely wasn’t pushing for an indictment, no question about that. It kind of seemed like she wasn’t trying to prove anything.” — Mr. Chuck McManus, Grand Jury Member in the Caroline Small Case, 2010

Ms. Caroline Small...

Ms. Caroline Small…

So the deck was stacked from start to brutal finish.

No matter how much Caroline Small begged, pleaded, hinted she needed help, her cries, from the depths of her soul, went unanswered by mortal man. Willfully.

A woman, who once had hopes and dreams as big as all outdoors, a wife, a mother, and now just another number, statistic or notch in the law enforcement community’s utility belt because they felt threatened. Threatened by what? A multi-mile low-speed chase that started in a hotel parking lot? An empty Mountain Dew bottle on the front seat of a nearly broken-down-anyway car perhaps? The sad, lonely look of a person at their last notch on life’s rope, with but a finger tip grasp?

“I want to be productive. I want to give back to the community that for so long so freely has given to me…That was what I ultimately wanted to do, to escape [whenever I did drugs or drank too much alcohol, I just wanted to escape it all. And I now know and understand that, that was wrong, and that by doing that I not only hurt myself I also hurt the ones that I love, and that love me.]…” — Caroline Small, 2005 Drug Court Graduation Quote, Courtesy of WSB-TV 2, Atlanta 

All Caroline Small wanted was for someone to listen. Someone to help her to help herself. No qualms. Or strings attached. Just help her. That’s all. And instead of being helped she was hurt, violently, and left to die, a slow and agonizing death because a member(s) of the law enforcement community for Glynn County, GA. ‘felt threatened’.

And because they felt threatened. And because Glynn County’s finest knew that the Lady D.A. would protect them, regardless, they decided to hunt down, maim, and destroy a very kindhearted, but deeply troubled soul that was simply seeking a shoulder to cry on, and deliverance from personal and social ills brought on by a bitter divorce from her husband, the loss of a child to protective services, loss of her home, her job, her car, family and friends.

Boxed In...Caroline Small's means to an end (photo courtesy of the Daily Kos, 2015)...

Boxed In…Caroline Small’s means to an end (photo courtesy of the Daily Kos, 2015)…

Alone! Cornered on a quiet, unassuming street in the The City of Brunswick, GA. Caroline Small had come to the end of a road not of her own making.

And that is the sad fact of it all. Police didn’t have to shoot her, they didn’t even have to chase her. Had the officer who first confronted her in that hotel parking lot, where they were called because Caroline was suspected of doing drugs there by hotel staff, which she wasn’t, just setting their, in her car, drinking a Mountain Dew, and minding her own business, elected to help instead of confront Caroline, chances are she would still be alive, and getting well today. Instead this officer elected to spook her, and she ran.

imageShe meant no harm. She was simply trying to get help. She was down on her luck and needed a helping hand. Nothing more, nothing less.

But police couldn’t bring themselves to do that. To offer that helping hand to a fellow human being. That would never do. And what with Glynn County’s finest having a reputation to maintain of shooting first, and asking questions later one has to wonder why the officer who confronted her in the hotel parking lot didn’t go ahead and kill her right then and there?

No! And instead they had to begin to end the life of Caroline Small simply because they were called on suspicion and they felt threatened. [The hunt was on!]

SWAT, Saint Louis County Police

The law enforcement gathers at a staging area, late last night, in Ferguson Township, MO. U.S.A. …

Caroline Small’s story is indicative of the kind of shoot first ask questions later mentality that has entered the hallowed halls of the law enforcement community almost overnight. She is but a microcosm of a macrocosm. A reed on the killing field of Police State USA.

But in a nation where civil discourse, passion, compassion, and empathy are removing the lethal liquid of deadly force altogether. Ferguson. Baltimore. Cincinnati. Cleveland. Arkansas City, KS. Salt Lake City. And even Chicago. Citizens are awaking and arising to a fact that is stranger than fiction itself. The Protect and Serve Community is killing US one by one and that MUST BE STOPPED!

They are drawing a line of demarcation in the sand of human frailty and saying, “Enough that is enough. You only get to go so far, and no farther. You have proven yourself unworthy of the opportunity to protect and serve us…”

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Representative of the 12-year-old children who organized the burning of Charm City, U.S.A. in 2015 (photo courtesy of Al Jazzera English)

Folks! Caroline Small’s head, and face were blown off her skull. Her brain was exposed. Sinuses. Naval passages, teeth and more were exposed as well. She had a sucking chest wound, and her left jaw had been severed at the front and rear of her face, her jaw could be seen hanging by tendons and bone fragments.

Any mortal man would have died in an instant, but not Caroline Small. She lingered, for five days, unconscious, in a hospital before she succumbed to her injuries. No family. No friends. No one came to see about Caroline Small. She died alone, in her hospital bed, with not a penny to her name.

This still is the United States of America folks! And no one, should be or go without in this country. Even if it’s a person who has proven otherwise in the nature and nurture business. That human being has a right to Life, Liberty, to be Happy, Secure, and I might add, to not be shot by police because of this, that, thus or so!

Caroline Small was rendered moot and faceless by the bullets of ‘expert marksman’. She never, ever got to tell her side of the story, BUT we should. We should speak for Caroline and all those who cannot speak for themselves.

And today I’m inviting you to do exactly that by add your name to this petition imploring Federal, State, and Local Authorities to Reopen this Case.

There is absolutely no reason why Caroline Small should not be alive, and getting well today. To this day! She should have a voice. Have the opportunity, as she said in 2005, “..to be productive … to give back to [my] community that for so long so freely has given to me.” What an amazing quote. From, what I believe, to have been an amazing person. A person that, when given the chance I believe, would have given back. Would have been a productive member of civil society. But we will never know for sure. But at the very least, maybe, just maybe, we can give Caroline’s daughter the chance to succeed. A chance to be that productive member of society that her mother wanted to be?

But we must act fast! Time is ticking away. The window of opportunity closes a little more every day for that little girl. Join me in helping her to pick up where her mother, unfortunately, left off in the area of productivity. Add your name to this petition today. Thank you!

#RIPCarolineSmall

— Rhett E. Column

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Trump far ahead by Rasmussen

Rhett E. Column, #SayWhatNews, #AXJ, #FreePress:

#USNews: Latest poll numbers for the GOP Primary has Mr. Donald J. Trump ahead, quite comfortably. Thank you to Mein Heir Strehl Benjamin for the opportunity to share!

— Rhett E. Column
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Originally posted on strehlspresidentialelection2016:

Trump: 26%
Walker: 14%
Bush: 10%
Cruz and Huckabee: 07%
Carson, Kasich and Rubio: 05%
Paul: 03%
Christie and Perry: 02%
Fiorina, Graham, Jindal, Pataki and Santorum: 01%

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/trump_is_well_ahead_as_first_debate_looms

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Israeli Army Holds Surprise Massive Military Drills

Rhett E. Column, #SayWhatNews, #AXJ, #FreePress:

#WorldNews – Israeli Defense Forces hold their own #JadeHelm15 Exercises according to this fantastic piece from my friend and fellow blogger Socio-Economics History.

— Rhett E. Column
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Originally posted on Socio-Economics History Blog:

  • Published on Jul 28, 2015
    The Israeli army is conducting a three-day military drill to test its abilities in possible war situations. Israeli officials say the massive war games that began on Monday are part of a series of planned military preparations for this year. But some analysts believe, Tel Aviv is trying to magnify its capabilities and intimidate Palestinians. Our correspondent Mona Kandil reports from Ramallah.

http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/ This Satanic symbol has nothing to do with King David, the greatest king of Israel. It is the Satanic Hexagram from which we get the word ‘Hex’ ie. to curse or cast a spell ! Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.rt.com/news/310833-idf-israel-military-drills/ Click on image for article.

http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/23-september-2017-how-rare-is-the-revelation-12-heavenly-sign-once-in-7000-years/ Click on image for article. http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/23-september-2017-how-rare-is-the-revelation-12-heavenly-sign-once-in-7000-years/

http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-fulfilment-of-revelation-12-the-plan-to-force-palestinians-into-sinai/ The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible!
Remember: Revelation 12:6…

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There Were 10 Things That Happened In The World, and You May Not Know About It; #AnonymousHQNews

Editorial:

I love Anonymous. No matter where you’re at in the World or in your day there is always somebody watching out for your and my best interests.

Say what you want or will about their tactics, strategies and methods. They get the job done, and bring you news, views, and information that you may not even know about.

And for that they should, at the very least, be applauded.

Recently Anonymous sat down and shared some interesting news, ongoing in the world, in a kind of Top Ten List. This list is informative, and maybe even a little scary.

From President Obama’s Freudian Slip about the U.S. Military training I.S.I.L to hackers taking over German Patriot Missiles.

 “..the fall of Ramadi has galvanized the Iraqi government.  So, with the additional steps I ordered last month, we’re speeding up training of ISIL [Iraqi] forces, including volunteers from Sunni tribes in Anbar Province…”

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg folks!

And you should begin to see even more, as Anonymous warns, hazardous and scary signs that could have a far-reaching and far lasting impact on all our lives through the remainder of 2015 and beyond.

Take note, prepare, and make peace with whatever you call God or not in your daily life.

— Rhett E. Column

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[USNews – A David vs. Goliath Story] Louisiana Man Takes a Stand Against a Petrochemical Giant | Sierra Club

A Modern-Day David

MOSSVILLE, Louisiana – The Sierra Club’s Tom Valtin shared a remarkable and troubling story out of Louisiana about a modern-day David vs. Goliath Story.

Meet Mr. Stacey Ryan the last in an entire family that is left to fight a GIANT petrochemical company out of Africa.

He is quite literally fenced in as he wages a one man war against the petrochemical company Sasol.

Sasol has slowly but surely bought all the land around Mr. Ryan and an unincorporated community founded by Mr. Charles Moss, one of the last (slaves) Freedmen in the United States of America.

The Sierra Club’s Tom Valtin reports that Mr. Ryan is essentially having to live off the grid because state and local utility companies refuse to offer him basic services. His home and property have been tampered with and destroyed by outside agitators for Sasol, and the State and County are attempting to take his home and property away from him via Eminent Domain.

Mr. Ryan is [essentially] alone [in this fight because he is the last in a long line of family to own this property], BUT he does have friends. And his story is worth a read/share via this link – Louisiana Man Takes a Stand Against a Petrochemical Giant | Sierra Club.

#SaveStaceyRyan

— Rhett E. Column

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Terror-tied CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze Is Now Deputy Sheriff

Rhett E. Column, #SayWhatNews, #AXJ, #FreePress:

F. Y. I. – Thanks to Reclaim Our Republic for the opportunity to share!

— Rhett E. Column
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Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:

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July 24, 2015 By Pamela Geller

How does someone with no law enforcement background get to be Deputy Sheriff? And more to the point, how does someone with Hamze’s background get to be Deputy Sheriff?

It’s coming down fast, folks.

Keep in mind that the UAE has designated CAIR a terrorist organization. The United States government named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history. And recently, another Florida CAIR leader was jailed in a major child sex trafficking ring.

The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is routinely presented in the mainstream media as a civil rights organization. Its consistent pattern of encouraging Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement is never mentioned. Reporters citing CAIR as a source or authority almost always fail to mention that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the…

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Help SAVE OAK FLAT, An Ancient & Sacred Indian Burial Ground; #SaveOakFlat

SUPERIOR, Arizona – After carefully reading through today’s emails I came across this post from the Daily Kos talking about an ancient and sacred Apache Indian burial ground belonging to the Native American Tribe at San Carlos. According to reports from this and other news sources there is an effort under way in both the Congress and the White House to take that land away from them via Eminent Domain.

Eminent Domain is one of the worst devices ever wrought on the American people by Democratically Elected Government. It is the taking away of private property, by the Government, for the purpose of any use that, “they” deem fit. It is nothing more than glorified encroachment by the public as well as private sector. Granted, by law, you are supposed to be compensated, BUT the compensation much less the encroachment onto private property belonging to you is by no means tolerable.

And for thousands of years the Native North American has long endured encroachment from the Anglo-Saxon. This is WRONG and it has to stop!

That is why I am asking you to join me in adding your names to this petition that I started on Change.org on behalf of the Apache Tribe at San Carlos.

Calling upon the President and the Congress to support and sign into law the “Save Oak Flat Act,” OR H.R. 2811 as purposed by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, Representing District 3 there.

Congressman Grijalva is calling upon his colleagues to help him STOP a recent rider amendment to another National Defense Authorization Act that Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake attached, last-minute, to seize and sell the Oak Flat land to an Australian-British Based Mining Company for the purposes of mining and excavating the land of rich and precious natural resources.

For hundreds of years the Apache Indian Tribe at San Carlos has used the Oak Flat land as a burial ground, a place to pray, hold festivals, encampments and “ghost dances,” that are native to their tribe and culture.

To any sensible human being this proposed encroachment would be both wrong and stupid SINCE this and other lands were long promised and set aside by the “Great White Father,” or President of the United States ,and the American Government for the Native American to do with as he or she pleased.

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Of late though, it would appear that the American President and THIS CONGRESS wishes to renege on the long ago enacted; Treaties, Promises, Decrees and Edicts of American Presidents and Federal Governments long past.

WHY? What would be the purpose? Best guest? Money. That’s right. M-O-N-E-Y. Because as luck would have it both the holdings and interests of Senators Flake and McCain stand to make a tidy sum IF this last most recent defense authorization act gets read and signed into law by President Obama.

But there is a chance, albeit slim, to stop this encroachment. Please join with me today in reading, signing, and sharing this petition to the “Great White Father,” and His Congress and lets, together, WORK to SAVE OAK FLAT from encroachment. Else our history be doomed to be repeated. Thank you!

Sign identifying the Oak Flat Campground in the Tonto National Forrest near Superior, AZ. USA. (photo courtesy of Think Progress, 2015) ...

Sign identifying the Oak Flat Campground in the Tonto National Forest near Superior, AZ. USA. (photo courtesy of ThinkProgress, 2015) …

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Remembering the Eastland Disaster on its 100th Anniversary

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ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY – At the time one of the worst domestic ship wrecks was recorded when the U.S.S. Eastland overturned in the Chicago River. The story of the Eastland and the lives lost is a fascinating read, and one, until today, that I had never ever heard of.

#RIP

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Originally posted on Give Me Liberty:

This is from Mental Floss.

This disaster happened one hundred years ago yesterday.

I do not recall ever hearing of the Easton Disaster. 

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At around 6 a.m. on July 24, 1915, as 2500 passengers were boarding the S.S. Eastlandwhere it was docked in downtown Chicago, the ship began to list. The boat, which was to take employees of Western Electric Company on a cruise of Lake Michigan to Michigan City, Ind. for a company picnic, leaned starboard, then port, then back to starboard. At around 7:25 a.m., it listed to port more severely; then, slowly, it tipped over, coming to rest on its left side in 20 feet of water. Passengers were thrown from the deck into the river, and many below deck drowned in their cabins. In total, 844 people died, making it the worst disaster in Great Lakes history.

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