SC Father Concerned After Son Attacked And Arrested As Aggressor At Confederate Flag Protest…

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Media has been ignoring that the attacker was an Anti Confederate Flag protester.

Via Fox 13 Tampa Bay

A Hernando County father has several questions for South Carolina law enforcement after his son was beaten, then arrested at a Confederate flag protest even though he never threw a punch.

South Carolina Department of Public Safety arrested Nicholas Thompson, 25, charging him with disorderly conduct.

Thompson was part of a convoy of pro-Confederate flag demonstrators that drove by an anti-Confederate flag rally Monday night at the State House in Columbia.

As police officers directed traffic to keep moving, Thompson got out of an SUV to retrieve a Confederate flag that was stolen from a car in front of him, he said.

“I was wrong for getting out in the middle of the road. I understand that,” Thompson said. “I got out, and all I did was point and say to the officer, ‘can I please get my flag back that he stole’. Before ‘stole’ got out of my mouth, I got punched in the mouth by the guy right next to the cop.”

Video posted to YouTube shows Thompson get socked in the face right before a group of people pounced on him.

Another man helped Thompson off the ground

“I got beat up by about nine people, and the cop broke it up and put me in handcuffs and charged me,” Thompson said.

During a news conference Tuesday, law enforcement acknowledged Thompson didn’t throw a punch but stood by the initial charge and said Thompson was the “aggressor.”

His father, Mike, doesn’t understand how his son can be the aggressor when he didn’t instigate violence.

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Russia ‘Reviewing’ The Legality Of Baltic States Independence

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Meanwhile while everyone has been looking elsewhere, Russia continues trying to return to the Soviet Union.

Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of the independence of the three Baltic countries from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The move drew a furious reaction from Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, who said, “No one has the right to threaten” our independence.

Two lawmakers from the majority United Russia party argued in their appeal to prosecutors that decisions by the State Council of the Soviet Union, which granted independence to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were illegal.

The lawmakers claimed that the decisions “brought great harm” to the country and should therefore be qualified as “state treason”, according to the appeal which is now under review.

The Prosecutor General’s office is “reviewing the request by lawmakers in accordance with Russian law,” a spokesman told AFP.

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US Blocks Attempts By Arab Allies To Arm Kurds With Heavy Weapons In Fight Against Islamic State…

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The one solid force against ISIS and U.S blocks what they need. Unbelievable.

Via The Telegraph

The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.

Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.

They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.

High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month.

The officials say they are looking at new ways to take the fight to Isil without seeking US approval.

“If the Americans and the West are not prepared to do anything serious about defeating Isil, then we will have to find new ways of dealing with the threat,” said a senior Arab government official. “With Isil making ground all the time we simply cannot afford to wait for Washington to wake up to the enormity of the threat we face.”

The Peshmerga have been successfully fighting Isil, driving them back from the gates of Erbil and, with the support of Kurds from neighbouring Syria, re-establishing control over parts of Iraq’s north-west.

But they are doing so with a makeshift armoury. Millions of pounds-worth of weapons have been bought by a number of European countries to arm the Kurds, but American commanders, who are overseeing all military operations against Isil, are blocking the arms transfers.

One of the core complaints of the Kurds is that the Iraqi army has abandoned so many weapons in the face of Isil attack, the Peshmerga are fighting modern American weaponry with out-of-date Soviet equipment.

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After SCOTUS Ruling, Tennessee Hardware Store Owner Puts Up ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign…

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Nick note: Wrong reaction. There is nothing impinging upon his freedom of religion. But he can expect the social media hordes to descend upon his store.

Via WBIR

An East Tennessee store owner is using what some call a controversial sign to express his beliefs following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

Several WBIR 10News viewers brought this story to our attention on Facebook.

Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, added the ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign because gay and lesbian couples are against his religion.

Amyx, who is also a baptist minister, said he realized Monday morning that homosexual people are not afraid to stand for what they believe in. He said it showed him that Christian people should be brave enough to stand for what they believe in.

“They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I? They believe their way is right, I believe it’s wrong. But yet I’m going to take more persecution than them because I’m standing for what I believe in,” Amyx said.

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Blame Rises With The Body Count In Baltimore

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Via Daily Beast:

It’s been two months since violent protests burned a path of destruction through some of Baltimore’s worst neighborhoods. While some sense of normalcy has returned to the streets, the legacy of Freddie Gray—whose death in police custody sparked the unrest—remains a defining feature of the landscape.

On walls and marquees across West Baltimore, Gray’s name shares space with signs calling for an end to the rash of violence that has plagued the city since May. A large mural depicting Gray’s likeness at the corner of Fulton & Presbury in his neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester calls on police to “Stop Killing Us” while making a plea to the community for peace and love in 2015.

In June, all six Baltimore Police Department officers who were indicted in Gray’s death pleaded not guilty to multiple charges and were ordered by a judge to stand trial on October 13 for crimes ranging from second-degree murder to misconduct in office. A leaked autopsy report obtained this week by The Baltimore Sun shows that Gray died from a “high intensity” injury likely sustained as he was driven around unrestrained in the back of a police van.

In the areas hardest hit by the rioting, dozens of looted stores remain boarded up. Some may never reopen. When asked for their thoughts on what happened, many residents respond angrily, recounting how police stood by and watched their neighborhood burn.

Some black Baltimoreans who are old enough to remember the last time the city erupted into flames—in 1968 after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.—say it’s time to turn those emotions toward reconciliation.

“People are getting tired,” said Sylvia, 57—who sported a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt last Sunday at Baltimore’s annual African American Festival, and identified herself as a member of the Empowerment Temple AME Church, where Gray’s funeral was held. “Right now we are trying to bring people together to work with police to try to heal and stop the violence.”

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The police made it very clear that the Mayor told them to stand down. The Mayor herself confessed the she had given the looters ‘space to destroy’. Finally even City Councilman Nick Mosby (State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s husband) said he and other officials had told the police to stand down.

SCOTUS Opened The Closet Door, Montana Polygamist Family File For Marriage License…

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The next ‘civil rights’ movement.

Via KRTV

Given the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own.

We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, “Sister Wives.”

The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners.

Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality.Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine.

On Tuesday, Nathan and Christine traveled to the Yellowstone County Courthouse to see if they would be awarded the right to marry under the Marriage Equality Act.

Polygamy is illegal under Montana state law, and recognized as a misdemeanor offense.

“We just want to add legal legitimacy to an already happy, strong, loving family,” said Nathan.

As the two filled out their marriage application they were met with questions.

“There’s a spot on there where you put the dissolution date of your previous marriage and we put ‘not applicable,'” said Christine.

In fact, the couple was met with varied reaction from employees, who were caught off guard.

“So, are you legally married, you didn’t get divorced?” asked one clerk.

“We’ll have to deny that, let me go grab the other supervisor real quick so I can get confirmation but as far as I’m aware you can’t be married to two people at the same time,” said another clerk.

The Colliers were initially denied the license, and the clerk later returned to tell the couple that they would have to check with the Montana Attorney General’s office.

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Drone Captures Video of Russian Base Inside Ukraine

Via FreeBeacon:

Newly released drone footage appears to show a large military buildup at a Russian base inside Ukraine.

Dnipro-1, a pro-government volunteer regiment in Ukraine, released two sets of drone footage on Tuesday that was filmed two weeks apart. Over the two-week span, construction at the Russian base accelerated, the Daily Beast reports.

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#Charleston PD To Charge White Guilters With Public Burning Of Confederate Flag And Climbing On A Monument…

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Another group for DeRay to agitate for.

Update to this story.

Via Charleston Post and Courier

Charleston police will cite protesters who torched flags in Marion Square on June 21 for open burning and climbing on a public monument.

Police observed several white men standing on the John C. Calhoun monument waving Confederate flags around 6:20 p.m., according to the report. It’s against a city ordinance to climb on the monument, and signs are posted.

When officers arrived, about 30 people were standing around watching two men spraying two Confederate flags with Off! bug spray and lighting them on fire, according to the report. Officers told a representative of the group they weren’t allowed to climb on the monument, and they got down. Officers stayed back from the crowd during the protest, planning to get names after the event so charges could be filed later, according to the incident report.

After the Confederate flags were burned and speakers finished, a man took an American flag out of a bookbag, sprayed it with bug spray and pulled out a lighter to ignite it. Deputy Chief Tony Elder tried to warn the man that open burning was prohibited, but the man kept moving away from Elder trying to light the flag, according to the report. Elder and another officer took the flag from the man and started moving away from the crowd, but another man grabbed it back.

Elder told the officers to move away from the crowd. The protesters gathered around the monument again, and the man who originally tried to burn the flag managed to light it on fire, according to the report.

Two of the officers were wearing the new VieVue body cameras and recorded portions of the incident, according to the report. Another officer recorded the man burning the American flag on his patrol car’s camera.

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11th Time Fiber Optic Cable Has Been Intentionally Cut in California

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No security issues here…

Via The Blaze:

For the 11th time within a year, a purposefully severed fiber optic cable was found in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The latest attack was discovered Tuesday morning in Livermore, California, joining other attacks dating back to July 6, 2014.

The FBI in connection with local law enforcement is investigating the vandalism that has occurred in Fremont, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Berkeley, San Jose and now Livermore.

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CNN’s Cuomo Compares Interracial Marriage To Same-Sex Marriage…

And he’s serious.

Not-So-Fun Fact Of The Day…

Scary shit.

Kerry On His Once Firm Deadline For Iran Nuke Deal: “We Have Our Own Sense Of Deadline”…

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What does that even mean?

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North Carolina Shark Attacks Blamed On . . . Wait For It . . . Global Warming…

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You knew this was coming.

North Carolina’s “Perfect Storm” for Shark Attacks– National Geographic

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Clueless: Obama Claims “Everybody Who Has Health Insurance Benefited” From Obamacare…

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You know, except for the millions who had their health plans cancelled (despite Obama’s repeated promises they could keep them).

“I think it’s important to remember that everybody who has health insurance benefited and continues to benefit from this law, even though a lot of folks don’t know it. If you have health insurance through the job, you are able to keep your child on health insurance up until they are 26 years old because of this law.” (Applause)

Obama Admin To Oppose New NFL Stadium In D.C. Unless Redskins Change Their Name…

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Absurd to say the least.

Via SB Nation:

The Obama Administration will not support a new Washington football stadium unless the team changes its name, according to Jonathan O’Connell of the Washington Post. Washington currently does not play in D.C., but there has been a push to get a new stadium approved and built there.

RFK Stadium occupies the site where Washington has targeted a potential new stadium. However, a lack of support from the current administration would be a serious roadblock to the efforts. While the Obama Administration can’t make the ultimate decision on whether a new stadium is built, it can put pressure where it’s needed, and there’s already plenty making things complicated for the RFK Stadium site.

The National Park Service owns the parcel of land where the stadium would need to be built, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser that the NPS was unlikely allow for the construction of a new stadium unless the name is changed, according to the report. Jewell also deals with treaty relationships with Native American tribes.

Washington’s stadium since 1997, FedEx Field, is located in Maryland. The team holds training camp in Virginia, where there is talk of a new stadium being built as well.

Finally, The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For . . . Obama Sings Davy Crockett…

And I use the term “sings” lightly.

State Department Asserts Privilege Against Benghazi Committee

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Let the cover up continue!

Via Washington Examiner:

The State Department has informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi that it is withholding “a small number” of documents from investigators on the basis of “important executive branch institutional interests.” The statement, made in a letter from Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, amounts to a de facto claim of some form of executive branch privilege.

Frifield made the claim in a letter turning over 3,600 pages of Benghazi-related documents from three current and former administration officials: Susan Rice, Jake Sullivan, and Cheryl Mills. Rice, a former United Nations ambassador, is now national security adviser, while Sullivan and Mills are close aides to Hillary Clinton who worked at the department when she was secretary of state.

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Jim Messina: Barack Obama Is The New Ronald Reagan…

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Yeah, no.

Via Politico:

Barack Obama’s former campaign manager Jim Messina is confident that after the president’s big week, the country is marching in lockstep with the Democratic Party’s values, almost ensuring Hillary Clinton the presidency in 2016.

“President Obama in many ways has helped start the same kind of political revolution that Reagan did,” Messina told POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast on Wednesday. The change, he argued, has been “driven by demographic changes and driven by President Obama” himself.

Messina mentioned huge shifts in public opinion on major issues including LGBT rights, immigration, income inequality and climate change that make the 270 electoral votes necessary to secure the White House simply out of reach for Republicans.

But he added that Republicans aren’t doing themselves any favors with outlandish comments in their already cacophonous primary: “Every day they send me a gift basket of crazy stuff.”

Messina’s point was echoed by Evan Wolfson, the founder of Freedom to Marry, who is now winding down his pro same-sex marriage organization in the wake of a historic Supreme Court victory securing same-sex marriage across the country.

Hoax: Black Man Arrested For Placing Racist Messages Outside Of Black Church In Denver

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Via CBS Denver:

A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church.

Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct.

The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.”

The messages had the congregation on edge.

“We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church, it’s just… I’m speechless,” said Pastor Roland Joyner.

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Macy’s Celebrates Diversity! . . . By Dumping Donald Trump…

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Via CNN:

Macy’s is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate’s recent controversial remarks created a public uproar.

The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries “killers and rapists.”

In a statement Wednesday morning, Macy’s said the company “stands for diversity” and that it had no tolerance for discrimination.

“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s said. “In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”