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SORT OF EYEWITNESS SAYS FREDDIE GRAY SELF-SEVERED HIS SPINE

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THE ONCE HONORABLE WASHINGTON POST On the front page of this morning’s Washington Post we were treated to the following headline:
‘Prisoner In Van Thought Gray Was “Trying To Injure Himself.”
Look, I know that I can be cynical but even the headline is bloody suspect.Since when do prisoners make reliable witnesses?Here’s how the article begins:
“BALTIMORE: A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls of the vehicle and believed that he was intentionally trying to injure himself “ according to a police document obtained by the Washington Post.”
So far so good I guess, if a bit self-serving for the current police narrative.Seems like we have an eyewitness at the right place at the right time.But wait.The article goes on to state that there was a metal partition between them and that the “eyewitness” couldn’t see Gray.The name of the prisoner has not been released “because the person who provided it feared for…

ANOTHER DEAD BLACK MAN

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RIOTS IN BALTIMORE

Yesterday’s riots, looting and burning in Baltimore, MD, are being forcibly condemned by the city’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland state governor Larry Hogan and virtually everyone who is breathing.For the sake of argument, that’s a very understandable reaction to the gangs of youths who rampaged through West Baltimore streets following the funeral of Freddy Gray torching a couple of police cars, injuring 16 officers, setting fire to a CVS and several more establishments.Baltimore’s Mayor has declared a state of emergency, instituted curfews and hundreds of Maryland State Police and 500 Maryland National Guard troopers – with another 5,000 available for deployment - are now patrolling the streets.The situation is a mess.

 Lost in all the pubic condemnation, angst and teeth knashing over the riots, looting and flames however, is the reason why they might be taking place.  That reason is the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray last week under suspicious circum…

SOME OF US AMERICANS ARE AWARE OF THIS MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

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BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH - ESPECIALLY FOLKS WHO KEEP VOTING FOR REPUBLICANS


The Pay Gap Between CEOs And Workers Is Much Worse Than You Realize
I find this article truly disturbing.  It is inconceivable to me that Americans are so uninformed about this issue.  Sure, between 1980 and 2011, when the Occupy Wall Street folks took to the streets, we weren’t talking about obscene CEO pay, or wealth inequality or the shafting of America’s Working and Middle Classes.  But thanks to OWS, now we are.  Or at least I thought so.  Is it Fox viewers and Rush listeners who aren’t aware of this? If so, I mean, OK, I would understand.  But how can it be that such a large slice of the adult population isn’t aware of the tremendous increase in CEO compensation compared to the rest of us over that past thirty years? 

From the Washington Post
Americans might think they know how bad inequality is, but it turns out they actually have no idea.
A new study conducted at Harvard Business School found that Americans b…

ARE ENTITLEMENT MOOCHERS DESTROYING AMERICA?

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THE REAL DEAL ABOUT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE



All of us certainly recall the famous video clip taken by a service worker (I hope God has blessed this individual with enormous wealth and happiness) at one of Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign gatherings of the rich-beyond-anything you or I could ever imagine where Romney stated that he would not receive votes from the 47% of Americans who got taxpayer funded welfare benefits.Actually he would have been fine if he’d stopped right there – that was a reasonable assumption on his part – but he had to go on and demean those 47 percenters by calling them “moochers.”Although deriding folks who receive public benefits is not exactly a new theme in the conservative world, Romney’s remarks caused an explosion of right wing commentary about the disastrous impacts that result from “living off the government” dole.And in this round of presidential run-ups it’s the same old public outrage about the “Entitlement Society” that is blamed for destroyi…