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"Putin's Revenge

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the kitties are going to love this new toy..........

Pittsburgh man writes police chief after witnessing police brutality; sees immediate coverup

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The blood of Devon Davis, covering the snow on the Pittsburgh streets after being brutally beaten by Pittsburgh police

Earlier this week Samm Hodges bore witness not only to an extreme case of police brutality, but the quick coverup and lies that police often spin to cover their tracks. So disturbed by what he saw, he wrote this letter to the Pittsburgh Chief of Police, Cameron McLay - who became a viral hit himself after holding up a sign stating that white silence to racism needs to end.

My name is Samm Hodges. Me and my family have been living here in Pittsburgh for 8 years. Our house is on Federal St, and we really really love this city.

Today, I saw something which horrified me. I work downtown at First and Market. I was leaving with a friend of mine to get coffee when we saw and heard sirens. Suddenly, a young black man who I now know as Devon Davis ran within yards of us, being chased by police officers with guns drawn. He was almost immediately tackled by between 6 and 12 officers. A whole swarm, I didn’t count.

But then, as he lay pinned to the ground, the officers began beating him viciously with batons while yelling to ‘stop resisting.’ He wasn’t resisting, and he kept saying ‘I’m not doing anything.’ They beat him for a long time and when they were done, he was laying in a pool of his own blood with what news reports say is a broken leg. I was only 30 yards away. The had to carry him to the police van.

The official statement from the office of Public Safety is quoted in the Post Gazette and Trib Live says that 'they found him severely injured in a pool of blood'

That’s completely not true. He was tackled and then beaten severely while pinned to the ground by a whole swarm of officers. I saw him running very quickly, his leg was not broken prior to being tackled. Then he was tackled and beaten viciously in the legs. Then he had to be carried away. There was no blood on the ground where he had been running before. He had no limp before.


I know that you won’t stand for this kind of dishonesty and brutality. I’m very shaken up by what i saw, and I lost a lot of respect for the men and women I trust to keep me and my family safe. Please make this right. I am willing to testify or do whatever it takes to see justice is served.

Thank you in advance for handling this situation with justice and thoughtfulness.

Samm Hodges



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/27/1367284/-Pittsburgh-man-writes-police-chief-after-witnessing-police-brutality-sees-immediate-coverup
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2015/02/25/At-least-three-sent-to-hospital-from-two-vehicle-crash-Downtown/stories/201502250241

Governor Walker - Be sure to check Birkenstocks for incendiary devices...

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http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/414512/scott-walkers-awful-answer-isis-jim-geraghty
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367228/-Scott-Walker-s-ISIS-gaffe-causes-explosion-of-mocking-images
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/walker-unions-isil-cpac

$20 Million A Year to Lie to America



O’Reilly, 65, is one of the most influential figures in American broadcasting and publishing. He is paid a reported $20m a year to host his show, the O’Reilly Factor, which consistently ranks among the most-watched current affairs programs in US cable TV. He has also authored several bestselling books and memoirs.

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A spokeswoman for Fox News declined to respond to detailed questions about O’Reilly’s recollections of the Los Angeles riots. She said in a statement that claims casting doubt on his statements were “nothing more than an orchestrated campaign by far left advocates”

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/another-shoe-drops-bill-oreillys-ex-colleagues-call-his-l-a-riot-stories-completely-ficticious/

Billy O'Reilly Going Down In Flames: "Don't You Know Who I Am?"

WE DO NOW:

Bill O'Reilly's LA riots 'bombardment' stories disputed by former colleagues
Fox News host, whose stories of past reporting exploits are under renewed scrutiny,
claimed ‘we were attacked by protesters’ when covering the 1992 riots



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https://twitter.com/afdx/status/571112084831801346

worth the read:
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/26/bill-oreilly-former-colleagues-la-riots-bombardment

LOL: Bill O'Reilly: I Said I Saw Nuns Being Shot Because I Saw Photos Of It

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday explained that he previously described seeing nuns "get gunned down" in the 1980s in El Salvador because he had seen photographs of such incidents.

O'Reilly was responding to a report by liberal watchdog Media Matters on Wednesday, which accused the Fox host of saying contradictory things about whether he had witnessed nuns being killed in El Salvador while covering a war in the 1980s.

O'Reilly talked to Mediaite later on Wednesday, saying that what he meant in those statements was that he had seen "images" of nuns being killed, not that he had witnessed them himself.

“While in El Salvador, reporters were shown horrendous images of violence that were never broadcast, including depictions of nuns who were murdered," he told Mediaite.


Ok then
MORE PLUS VIDEO PROOF:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/oreilly-nuns-el-salvador-response

The graying of President Obama's hair, in one chart


http://www.vox.com/2014/10/7/6935167/obama-gray-hair-aging-study-chart-pnis

"Hero of 9/11".....my ass



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Giuliani’s disgust with our first African-American president is deeply rooted in his own security-business interests, which depend on magnifying the potential danger from terrorism and gang violence to the highest extent possible.

Seen in this context, the Giuliani flap is a simple case of a reactionary businessman angry that his market is threatened by a rival. Kind of like the Mafia.

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http://www.thenation.com/blog/199025/giulianis-love-his-country-equal-money-he-makes#

George W. Bush - September 17, 2001: "Islam is Peace" Says President

George W. Bush the anti-American

After addressing the media, President George Bush talks with his hosts during his visit to the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Sept. 17, 2001. "And it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They're outraged, they're sad," said the President during his remarks. "They love America just as much as I do.". White House photo by Eric Draper.

by digby

This happened one week after 9/11:

September 17, 2001:

"Islam is Peace" Says President

Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.


3:12 P.M. EDT After addressing the media, President George Bush talks with his hosts during his visit to the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Sept. 17, 2001. "And it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They're outraged, they're sad," said the President during his remarks. "They love America just as much as I do.". White House photo by Eric Draper.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much for your hospitality. We've just had a -- wide-ranging discussions on the matter at hand. Like the good folks standing with me, the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday's attacks. And so were Muslims all across the world. Both Americans and Muslim friends and citizens, tax-paying citizens, and Muslims in nations were just appalled and could not believe what we saw on our TV screens.

These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it's important for my fellow Americans to understand that.

The English translation is not as eloquent as the original Arabic, but let me quote from the Koran, itself: In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. For that they rejected the signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule.

The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war.

When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace. And that's made brothers and sisters out of every race -- out of every race.

America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect.

Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes. Moms who wear cover must be not intimidated in America. That's not the America I know. That's not the America I value.

I've been told that some fear to leave; some don't want to go shopping for their families; some don't want to go about their ordinary daily routines because, by wearing cover, they're afraid they'll be intimidated. That should not and that will not stand in America.

Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don't represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.

This is a great country. It's a great country because we share the same values of respect and dignity and human worth. And it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They're outraged, they're sad. They love America just as much as I do.

I want to thank you all for giving me a chance to come by. And may God bless us all.


http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010917-11.html


Why did he hate America so much?
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/george-w-bush-anti-american.html

Just WHO Is The Real Thug Here?


https://twitter.com/etanthomas36/status/570322854761373696
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