What’s Going on in Ferguson?


Do the happenings in Ferguson, Mo seem normal to anyone? It’s been ten days! The reaction of the citizens of this predominantly black Missouri town is bordering on fanaticism at this point in time. Why are they still marching? Why are they still looting? They’ve had two autopsies, and Eric Holder is requesting another one at the Federal level. Holder is coming to their rescue. The Governor spoke out calling for an aggressive prosecution. Obama took time from his vacation to speak on the matter. It looks to me like everything is going in their favor…except for the facts as I understand them.

But for Obama, Ferguson is a splendid gift of a distraction.

Here is an interesting blog that I read on Red Flag News. It was written by Wayne Allyn Root of WMD…

There is something very wrong. I can feel it. Can’t you?

The unrest and rioting is getting worse in Ferguson. Get used to it. More unrest is on the way … soon to a street near you. Obama never lets a good crisis go to waste. For Obama, this is the perfect crisis.

August 9. That was the day that a young black male was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri. That was 10 days ago. The situation has smoldered for 10 long days. Monday night two people were shot, 31 arrested.

This situation could have been defused 10 days ago with an appearance by the president. Barack Obama isn’t just any president; he’s the first black president. The young man killed by police was a black male. The smoldering town is predominantly black. The angry crowds are black Americans. A few words from Obama while standing on the ground in Ferguson could have put this smoldering fire out days ago.

Obama could have stopped this fire from getting out of control at any time of his choosing. So where was Obama? Why doesn’t he want to put the fire out?

My new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class,” is all about the accelerating decline and destruction of America under Barack Obama. Nothing Obama does is by mistake. Everything has a purpose. Everything fits an agenda to “fundamentally change America.” Obama never lets a crisis go to waste. He uses every crisis to distract the people. Don’t look now, but Ferguson is the perfect crisis, at the perfect time. This one came on a silver platter!

What is Obama distracting us from? Pick a story, any story. America is crumbling on all fronts. Jobs. The economy. Immigration. Obamacare. Israel. Putin. ISIS. It’s all going bad. Fast.

The economy is in crisis (there’s that word again). The decline for middle-class Americans gets worse by the day. The only jobs being reported by government and their media lapdogs are crummy part-time jobs that keep the employee dependent on government. Obamacare is a disaster. Health insurance premiums are up 88 percent in California. They are up more since Obamacare took effect than in the eight prior years COMBINED. Obamacare is bankrupting the middle class ad therefore destroying the economy.

The Southern border of the United States is under attack. Obama refuses to put up a wall. He refuses to deport the thousands showing up every day. He’s assigning them lawyers. He is relocating thousands of illegal-alien gang-bangers at the border into middle class neighborhoods and schools near you. These aren’t sweet kids. They are hardened criminals and drug dealers with tattoos from head to toe. At the same time Obama chose to release tens of thousands of violent illegal alien felons from America’s prisons.

And worldwide, the meltdown is even worse. The world under Obama is on fire. Pick a zone, any zone. Israel, Syria, Iran, ISIS in Iraq, Ukraine. Disaster is unfolding across the globe. America, American interests, American exceptionalism, Christianity itself … they are all under attack. Obama is the first president in history to put a hold on arms shipments to Israel in the middle of a life-or-death conflict. Our enemies are emboldened.

So how do you hide and distract the masses from this unfolding multi-pronged disaster? How do you try to change landslide losses in the upcoming midterm elections? You change the game. You create strife and division. Racial division. It’s the perfect cover.

Watch tonight’s news. Count the minutes on all these stories versus Ferguson. It’s Obama’s dream come true! The perfect distraction. Heck, not only is Ferguson eating up all the air in the room, but Brian Williams and the NBC national news was coming from Ferguson last night. Can you imagine if unrest, rioting and looting spreads to cities across America? It will dominate the news for weeks, pushing all Obama’s disasters off the air.

Obama has stirred the pot for six years now. Black against white. Rich against poor. Men against women. Republicans against Democrats. Private sector against public servants. Taxpayers against the tax takers. Obama needs “division.” Race warfare. Class warfare. Anger. Resentment. Civil war. America is bursting at the seams. It’s all part of the agenda. It’s all part of the Cloward-Piven plan we learned as classmates at Columbia University, Class of ’83. Obama desperately needs to distract the people to carry out his plan to destroy this country. He is following the plan to a T.

Enter Ferguson, Missouri. The first black president has had 10 days to defuse unrest among black protesters in Ferguson. He could have ended this any time in the last 10 days.

Obama has had 10 days to point out that thousands of blacks are killed by other blacks every year – with no protests, no unrest, no crowds. Ten days to point out that in one weekend in Chicago there are often 25 blacks killed by other blacks and dozens shot and injured – without a word of protest.

Ten days to point out that there are no facts in about this case. That no one knows if this kid (Michael Brown) was in fact innocent, or if he was charging a police officer, high on drugs, after a strong-arm robbery, and after already punching the cop and trying to grab his gun. Obama could have pointed out that this is no cut-and-dried case of police brutality or racism. There isn’t a shred of evidence to indicate race had anything to do with this shooting.

But that’s not part of the plan. Ferguson just happened to come along at the perfect time. It’s exactly what Obama needed. Ferguson is the perfect match to light the fire. Here is the perfect opportunity to divide the nation, to incite unrest and violence across America.

If the American people are fighting each other, they won’t see what is really happening to the country. And think of the bonuses here. Obama could use spreading unrest to declare martial law. This crisis could accelerate Obama’s plans times a thousand. Cloward and Piven are smiling. Saul Alinsky is nodding. Karl Marx is applauding.

Ferguson is just the start. Obama has lit the match. America is on fire.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/obama-lit-the-match-in-ferguson/#z0RpbS0tQFGbGmDj.99



A New Definition of Poverty


There has been a presumed “poverty” line – but this article would seem to indicate the government is getting more creative about how they define or characterize “poverty”. But I have to admit that when I look around subsidized housing complexes and I see very nice cars, kids in expensive clothes and shoes and most people moving in with big screen TVs – I have a hard time rationalizing that they need a rent that is subsidized by taxpayers…. what do you think??

Government Defines Poverty Upward, Media Don’t Notice the Trick

While the reliable and original formula for the government to calculate who lives in “absolute poverty” is still in place, another measure has been introduced that enables the government to determine how many people live in “relative poverty,” a term often used to describe the concept of “income inequality.”
According to Mickey Kaus of the Daily Caller website, this new “supplemental” concept is “an audacious, slimy bait-and-switch by liberal activists inside the government anti-poverty bureaucracy.” And, as would be expected, it’s gone almost totally unnoticed in the establishment left-wing press.

Kaus added that the new system is “a complicated measure produced by formulas that are barely understood by poverty experts” and includes millions of people in a new “near poor” category, a  loaded term designed to “suggest to most people a level of material hardship that doesn’t exist.”

Of course, “the regular old, still-official poverty line is simple and understandable,” Kaus stated:

It is the level that bought a minimal market basket of food in 1963-4, adjusted for subsequent inflation and multiplied by three. As such, it measures what people think a poverty line measures — how many people fall below certain absolute living standards, whether basic human needs are being met.

“We’ve been using it for decades,” he added, “so while it may be too high or too low, people have a rough feel for what it is and what it isn’t.”

“For most Americans, the word ‘poverty’ suggests destitution: an inability to provide a family with nutritious food, clothing, and reasonable shelter,” said Robert Rector of the National Review

“But only a small number of the 40 million persons classified as poor under the government’s current poverty definition fit that description,” he added. Most of America’s poor live in material conditions that would have been judged comfortable, or even well-off, two generations ago.

However, Kaus stated that the new formula has resulted in sensational headlines across the country stating that the number of people in poverty has suddenly mushroomed, an indication that “new” does not necessarily mean “better.”

For example, the reporter pointed to a story run online with an opening paragraph that read:

As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.

Also, veteran federal poverty analyst Richard Bavier stated on the Brookings Institution website that the new program is “carefully designed so that the public will think it is one thing when it really is something else.”

Kathleen Short, a U.S. Census Bureau economist, recently produced a report on the new formula and noted in a news release that “there are several important differences between the official and supplemental poverty measures.”

Among those differences are the “value of in-kind benefits,” such as food stamps, and deducting the cost of several “necessary expenses,” including taxes and medical care.

“The current poverty measure counts absolute purchasing power — how much steak and potatoes you can buy,” Rector noted. “The new measure will count comparative purchasing power — how much steak and potatoes you can buy relative to other people.”

“Under the old line, ‘poverty’ could be eliminated as society got richer — an achievable and widely shared goal,” Klaus stated. “But the new poverty line will rise as society gets richer (‘adjust for rising levels and standards of living’).”

As a result, “the newly measured poor will always be with us in substantial numbers.”

In fact,  Rector indicated, the only way to reduce poverty under the new, relative measure is to have those at the bottom gain income faster than anyone else, an unlikely trend.

“Maybe it’s just me, but the Census’s deception seems more flagrant than anything Susan Rice did in the wake of the Benghazi attacks,” Klaus added. “They can’t say they were badly briefed. It’s their report. Like General Petraeus, they know what they did.”

It’s clear to me that this new “supplemental” system is an attempt to expand the role of the government in the lives of people who are mostly doing well without this kind of help. Once the foot is in the door, federal officials can slowly phase out the simpler, more reliable system and replace it with something they can point to when calling for bigger government.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/2012/11/28/new-supplemental-poverty-line-called-audacious-slimy-bait-and-switch#ixzz2DmIXN6xN

Photo From – http://vaperforms.virginia.gov/indicators/economy/poverty.php