A Close Look At Baltimore Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Signs Reveals A Big Problem

The largely rudderless Black Lives Matter movement that emerged in the wake of Ferguson, Mo., suspect Michael Brown’s death last year has sparked a wave of anti-police rhetoric. Some speculate that recent violence against law enforcement in communities across the nation was inspired by the race-based campaign.

A major rallying event for the movement’s adherents occurred Wednesday when court proceedings began in the case against six Baltimore, Md., police officers charged in connection with the death of suspect Freddie Gray.

A group of protesters gathered near the city courthouse in the ostensible pursuit of “justice.”

Though the demonstration was largely peaceful, reports indicate protesters blocked traffic and at least one was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

While such disruptions have become commonplace in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson in recent months, it was an obvious – and repeated – spelling error on protesters’ signs that attracted increased social media attention for the latest demonstration.

People’s Power Assembly, a local group described by Weasel Zippers as “a radical leftist organization,” produced signs that misspelled Gray’s last name.

Reaction to the story varied, with one online critic suggesting that when protesters “were in the planning stage they should have run a draft of the signs [sic] text past one of their guilty white liberal supporters for editing and approval.”

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Watch: Guest Tried To Feed Megyn Kelly Lies About ‘Black Lives Matter’- HUGE Mistake

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly recently slammed the media for its blatant double standard on how it has reported on the tea party movement–constantly calling it “dangerous”–and how it is now reporting on the race-based “Black Lives Matter” by calling it a righteous social justice movement–even though it has spawned riots, property destruction and murders.

As the body count of murdered policemen continues to grow across America and as riots and violence spreads, many are starting to see the connection between the hate-filled rhetoric of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and this wave of crime and violence. But many in the media have refused to even question the overheated rhetoric of Black Lives Matter, even as those same pundits viciously attacked the tea party despite a total lack of negative actions by its members.

Kelly called out this absurd reaction by the media establishment when liberal Fox News contributor Richard Fowler gave excuse after excuse on Kelly’s show for the Black Lives Matter groups.

“Richard,” Kelly began, “the people on the left we just showed were very quick to blame violence that happened in the country on what they alleged were a couple of tea party comments that they found to be racist or incendiary. Why are they not as outraged now when, as you point out, ‘Okay, maybe it was just Minnesota, maybe it was just those new black panthers–maybe it’s just that one roasted pig,’ but suddenly, the actions of a few do not apply to the many. Why the double standard?”

Fowler refused to entertain the point and went on to claim that Black Lives Matter operatives are “non-violent” and that “all they want to do is end the disparities.”

But the fact is no tea party group ever sponsored a riot, ever destroyed their neighborhood, ever chanted that they wanted to kill cops or fry them like “pigs in a blanket,” or ever said that only the lives of one race matter.

Kelly is exactly right, of course. Nearly everyone in the old media establishment slammed the tea party, calling them racist (despite the fact that no race-based comments were made by tea partiers), saying they were dangerous (despite the fact that no riots or destruction were ever sponsored by the tea party), and attacking them as disruptive to the nation and our political system (even though the tea party groups endeavored to organize and do things within the political system and not act like a rioting, angry mob).

And yet, we have real, tangible violence – even murders – tied directly to Black Lives Matter and the media refuses to even suggest a link.

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What Russia’s And China’s Militaries Are Doing Together Raises Major Warning Flags

Russia and China are cooperating more than ever before, but their moves are leaving U.S. leaders wondering about the purpose of such cooperation and worried about the end game scenario.

The two countries are holding large-scale joint military training exercises in the Pacific. They have been in the Sea of Japan for a few weeks, according to The Free Beacon. The operation includes 22 warships, 20 aircraft, submarines, and more than 500 marines.

This is the second time they have done such a maneuver – Russia and China performed similar exercises last April in the Mediterranean Sea.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was open with journalists about the exercises when the plans were first announced in 2014. Shoigu said both countries are troubled about the United States attempting to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We also expressed concern over U.S. attempts to strengthen its military and political clout in the APR,” he said. “We believe that the main goal of pooling our effort is to shape a collective regional security system.”

The problem, according to U.S. leaders like former Congressman Allen West, is that the U.S. is not increasing its presence in the Pacific or anywhere else. It is shrinking its military. The downsizing of the Navy is dangerous, West said in a 2014 blog.

“Those who have served in the military and have studied military history know a nation’s power is projected not by its army — but rather by its navy,” West wrote. “The Roman fleet, the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, British and Japanese all knew the power of a navy and its ability to project national presence — as well as secure the sea lanes of commerce for trade and economic growth.”

The Pentagon announced in 2014 that it had plans to shrink the United States Army to pre-World War II levels, citing budget cuts and the ending of costly wars. Military officials were not pleased, stating the move left America unprepared if there were ever a need to carry out two large-scale military operations simultaneously.

In raw numbers, the reduction of the Army will be about 13 percent, declining from today’s number of 520,000 soldiers to around 440,000 fighting men and women. Sequestration could reduce that number to as low as 420,000. The Marines could also see a reduction. Some of the cuts will come from retiring aircraft and up to half of the Navy cruiser fleet.

Russia and China are cooperating in other ways that also threaten U.S. security and interests. The latest is that both countries are reportedly reviewing hacked data in an attempt to identify U.S. spies and government operatives, according to the Los Angeles Times. Both Russia and China have been blamed for cyber attacks on the U.S. in the past. The White House has not formally blamed either country in the latest cyber hack.

The two countries also made an energy pact where Russia supplies China with its energy needs, and both countries agreed on Russia’s invasion into the Ukraine.

With such cooperation on so many levels, many U.S. officials say the alliance could cause security problems for the United States. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said aggressive and collaborative actions from Russia and China are leading to global instability and jeopardizing U.S. interests.

“Russia’s military actions are undermining regional security directly and through proxy forces,” Dempsey said.

Still, others say the United States will remain strong in its power.

“I think the energy deal between Russia and China does represent geopolitical pushback against the United States, but the hegemonic impulses behind Russia’s annexation of Crimea and China’s aggressive claims to disputed islands and airspace are pushing their smaller neighbors to embrace the United States,” said Thomas Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to Russia. “That’s why I still think the United States’ geostrategic position remains strong relative to Russia and China.”

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Duggar Daughter Coming Under Brutal Attack Over What She’s Set To Do

The Southern Women’s Show decision to include Jessa Duggar Seewald, former star of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, is stirring controversy.

The organizers stated in an announcement in July concerning Jessa’s appearance that: “Guests are welcome to ask Jessa questions on her wedding details, life as a newlywed, her pregnancy and how she is preparing to be a first time mom when she appears on stage. After Jessa appears on stage, she will greet guests, sign autographs and take photos.”

On the Southern Women’s Show’s Facebook page, many have not held back their opinions about the decision to have Jessa as an upcoming speaker.

“Can you please explain to me how Jessa Duggar is in any way, shape or form is considered a viable speaker? I’m having a very difficult time wrapping my head around the concept that Jessa even remotely has anything valuable to contribute. She was raised in a culture where women are devalued as equals and are viewed as second class citizens, whose only true purpose is to breed. She’s not a proud Southern woman, not by my standards,” one commenter wrote.

“I would have loved to come to this event but I am boycotting anything that includes the Duggars. Your choice of including an uneducated, judgmental and arrogant Duggar as a guest speaker has made it impossible for me to attend any more of your events,” another added.

“I’d be insulted if I were a Southern woman. Jessa is NO role model for women. No college education No work experience. Making excuses for her molesting brother. There are so many strong, accomplished Southern women out there making a difference. Jessa or any of the Duggars are an awful choice,” wrote still another. 

Not all the feedback has been negative, however. “I cannot wait to attend and see Jessa and Ben!! I have yet to ever attend one of these show[s], but I am definitely going since they will be there,” one enthused.

Organizers responded to one of the complaints on Facebook writing: “We understand that sometimes the special guests may not appeal to everyone, which is what the Southern Women’s Show is all about … we aspire to bring a variety of programming, features, shopping and events to appeal to a variety of tastes. Jessa will appear on Saturday which leaves 3 additional days to experience all the fun that YOU love!”

As reported by Western Journalism, the Duggars made headlines last month, after it was revealed that Jessa’s brother Josh was a subscriber to the online spouse cheating service Ashley Madison. Josh admitted: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

While their parents have expressed heartbreak over the matter, Jessa has taken a firmer stance by sharing an article that her father-in-law wrote on her social media accounts, which takes Josh to task for his deeply duplicitous lifestyle.

She also shared a sermon on Monday entitled The Passions that Prevent Adultery.

“In three minutes, John Piper explains how God cures our heart’s broken desires for sin. When the Bible calls us to live…

Posted by Jessa Seewald on Monday, August 31, 2015

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Democrat Senator Became 34th Crucial Vote In Support Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress will likely fail to block the Iran nuclear deal now that Maryland Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski has announced her support. In a press release she said:

No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime. I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal. However, Congress must also reaffirm our commitment to the safety and security of Israel.

Reaction to Mikulski’s announcement showed that the upcoming vote will not be the end of disputes over Iran. Cory Fritz, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said:

The White House may have convinced just enough Democrats to back an agreement that legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, trusts the regime to self-inspect and offers amnesty to terrorists, but this deal is far from being implemented.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer and New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez are the only two Democratic senators who have publicly opposed the deal. Senator Schumer wrote:

I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power.

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