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The black HIV epidemic: A public health
mystery from Atlanta’s gay community

Washington Post, by Jeff Guo

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/5/2014 8:51:40 AM

ATLANTA — In the early 2000s, a young researcher at the Centers for Disease Control named Greg Millett set out to solve an epidemiological mystery. Nobody could explain why black Americans, particularly black gay men, had such high rates of HIV infection compared to the rest of the population. How were they putting themselves in so much danger? What were they doing differently from everyone else? Millett began with a survey of the published research, but that only seemed to raise more questions. Study after study seemed to arrive at the same conclusion: Black gay men take fewer risks in the

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At least they aren´t blaming it on Ronald Reagan anymore.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: philsner, 8/5/2014 8:58:36 AM     (No. 9953807)

Of course, lack of health care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 8/5/2014 9:01:11 AM     (No. 9953810)

I cannot reconcile these two passages from the article:

1. Black gay men take fewer risks in the bedroom than white gay men. They are just as, if not more, consistent about condom use and STD testing. They have fewer sex partners. They are less likely to abuse injection drugs.

...and

black men are more likely to have other STDs like gonorrhea or syphilis, which increases one’s risk of contracting HIV. The sheer prevalence of HIV in the community means that despite getting tested just as frequently, black men are still more likely to have an undiagnosed infection, a circumstance that makes them more likely to pass on the disease. Lack of healthcare access raises another issue, in that those who do have HIV are less likely to be on the antiretroviral therapies that could make them less infectious to others.

They are so careful, so judicious in their choice of partners, much less sexually active, yet they have more STDs, undiagnosed infections and haven´t gotten their act together on health care.

How can you be so careful about your sex life while at the same time have more STDs, undiagnosed infections and a seeming lack of prior planning about health care?

Sorry, this "study" needs study.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 8/5/2014 9:05:18 AM     (No. 9953817)

Really hate this kind of writing. Get to the point, will you. You have no clue except that most black gay men have sex with other gay men? Is that the answer? Gibberish

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 8/5/2014 9:08:42 AM     (No. 9953826)

Sadly, I just don´t care.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/5/2014 9:19:02 AM     (No. 9953848)

If half the houses on a street burn down within a month, it is a safe assumption that they are being torched.

The problem with so much of CDC/NIH research these days is...political correctness of course. The researchers are biased, the numbers flawed, the results debated from an ideological perspective.

FTA: "As a child he dreamed of becoming a civil rights lawyer, of putting the ghosts of racism and inequality on trial." An inadvertent admission of the truth: the civil rights business (and it is a business) is chasing ghosts while attempting to convince the masses the ghosts are real.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/5/2014 9:22:32 AM     (No. 9953852)

HIV / Aids is an equal opportunity ´infecter´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: simpleman, 8/5/2014 9:24:01 AM     (No. 9953856)

FTA:
"...Despite all this, black men—gay, straight, or bisexual—are 6 times more likely than white men to contract HIV in a given year."

This article is what I refer to as intellectual idiocy.

First: there is no such thing as bisexual; once you jump in that cesspool your dirty, doesn´t matter how long you stay, how much you like it or how many times you return.
Second: there has been NO CHANGE in the risk assessments for contracting HIV. The two major at risk groups have always been and will always remain homosexual men and intravenous drug users sharing needles. HIV is caused by the ripping of flesh and the transmission of blood types in that act. No mystery genius.
Third: its a violent act, maybe, just maybe its how these "partners" are interacting is what makes the difference, condoms rip.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 8/5/2014 9:28:15 AM     (No. 9953861)

The "big" conclusion seems to be they associate in cluster groups with others with studs and aids. But don´t talk about it

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Reply 9 - Posted by: anonymous, 8/5/2014 9:39:23 AM     (No. 9953877)

Concentrated, promiscuous sexual activity amongst human beings results in a loss of herd immunity and thus increase your chances of catching something.

For instance, if I were to accumulate 20 partners from a group of the same 50 people over a period of a year, I would likely catch something from one of them over that duration. However, if I were to accumulate 20 partners from a much larger group of 10,000 people over the same period, I would be less likely to catch something.

A lot of reporting fails to note that concentrating promiscuity - as is the case for segregated sexual cultures - increases your chances of catching a venereal disease. Having a black-to-black sexual paradigm within the male-to-male paradigm is concentration upon concentration, and has a double-amplification effect on disease transmission.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ziel, 8/5/2014 9:45:56 AM     (No. 9953888)

HIV effects 85-90% of man and only 10- 15 of women regardless of race.

The only conclusion we can make is that virus
is homophobic and racist.

Virus simply hates black homosexual man.

Correction:
HIV likes (or better is married to) black homosexual man and wants to spend his entire life with them.
For better or worse till the end.

Erick Holder to the rescue.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lancer12, 8/5/2014 9:50:37 AM     (No. 9953896)

Possibly,angry, abusive infected people chose vulnerable people who respond to their own low self-esteem and are easily flattered and dominated.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/5/2014 9:51:51 AM     (No. 9953899)

Maybe this might not be a problem if these men stopped ´following too closely´...

"AIDS: Gays And Minorities Hardest Hit"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/5/2014 9:54:46 AM     (No. 9953903)

FTA: What were they doing differently from everyone else?

I had to stop reading right there.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jackson, 8/5/2014 9:56:24 AM     (No. 9953906)

Gosh! Engaging in filthy practices can make you very sick. Who knew?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimS, 8/5/2014 9:57:24 AM     (No. 9953907)

Call Rev. Al. Call Jesse.
This looks like a racist genocidal plot to rid society of black men.
Must be the Tea Party behind it.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ribicon, 8/5/2014 9:58:02 AM     (No. 9953909)

FTA: "Black gay men take fewer risks in the bedroom than white gay men."

I suspect the writer is doing a linguistic dance here. In common parlance, what he says of "gay" men (i.e., those who identify as such) may well be true, but it´s contradicted by the line near the end about black homosexuals being less likely than their white counterparts to discuss HIV status.

Rather, the big issue in the black community is the "down low" culture, which gave rise to the term "men who have sex with men," or MSMs, because these folks have sex with other men in places like Man´s Country in Chicago, but do not view themselves as homosexual, and do not use condoms because only sissy white boys catch the AIDS. Couple down low with prison and promiscuous sex in general, and there´s your higher rate of every STD in the black community.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/5/2014 9:58:31 AM     (No. 9953911)

and Bathhouse Barry is off "golfing" with his buddies.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 8/5/2014 10:00:56 AM     (No. 9953913)

somehow it would look like either
1. condoms are not near as effective as thought
or
2. gays only use them when having sex with people who know and admit they are HIV positive

Having sex with a HIV+ man and trusting a little bit of latex to protect you, or trusting a casual pickup that he is HIV- so you can go bareback? that kind of thought process just screams out "Obama voter".

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Reply 19 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/5/2014 10:04:57 AM     (No. 9953921)

My take-away: Bad behavior gets the money and resources that could otherwise go to medical conditions that have nothing to do with behavior. Even for homosexuals. Regardless of whether it is a choice or not, the model is one partner and fidelity. It would work for homosexuals too. As with heterosexuals, some stray but it drastically reduces the chances of spreading disease. Thus it is simply bad behavior. I find the subject of the article disgusting from the waste of precious resources and those who are acting badly believe they should get a bigger bit of that apple. Very selfish.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/5/2014 10:07:20 AM     (No. 9953927)

There are so many sweeping, unsubstantiated (no footnotes) generalities in this article that it is hard to wade through. And the author has tossed in the old chestnuts - the Tuskegee syphyllis experiment, for example - as reasons why blacks might not seek medical treatment.

I will throw in my own sweeping generality based upon things I´ve read about blacks not trusting white doctors and there not being enough black doctors in their communities. I´d say that black men are not big on taking care of their health. So we have diabetes, heart disease and....HIV. And the "safe sex" that Millett says they are practicing may be a fabrication from his mind or from self-protecting self-reporting. More fabrication.

The only thing that makes any sense is the probable correlation between having other STDs and getting HIV. That is a no-brainer.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/5/2014 10:08:02 AM     (No. 9953930)

#20 cont´d.

Like every Liberal on the planet, Millett believes more money needs to be diverted to black HIV:

The key message was that money had to be shifted toward the people at highest risk—gay men; black men and women; Latinos and Latinas. Minorities are the face of the epidemic these days, their tightly clustered social networks helping HIV to flourish. Invoking Millett’s own body of work, the report warned readers not to blame the victim: “Many individuals in [minority] groups may not engage in greater risk behaviors than others, but they still can be more likely to become infected with HIV. Research has shown that the higher risk for these groups is associated with the sheer number of HIV-positive persons in the communities where they live.”

How does Millett or anyone else know that blacks do not engage in "greater risk behaviors" than others? If the "sheer number" of Hiv-positive persons in the communities where they live is higher, and they confine their activity to those of the same ethnicity, then they are engaging in greater risk behavior.

I see no mystery here.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 8/5/2014 10:09:39 AM     (No. 9953933)

Eric Holder has a plan to address the disparity in HIV rates with an Obama Executive Order requiring mandatory infection of enough white gay men to bring the white and black rates of infection into alignment.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/5/2014 10:18:57 AM     (No. 9953946)

Long term CDC testing from Provincetown to Greenwich Village to Key West to Castro Street has shown a steady 52% of sexually active homosexual males in the US are HIV positive. I don´t know where he gets his 14% and 44% from.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 8/5/2014 10:32:27 AM     (No. 9953961)

Well that was a waste of time.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mamafrog, 8/5/2014 10:38:21 AM     (No. 9953975)

I see many posts from younger people on Facebook. The white folks are posting pictures of their cats, dogs, children, guns, friends and political pictures. The Black folks are posting pictures that look like advertisements for sex. This is true whether they are gay or straight. If you have a lifestyle that is centered on monogamy whether you are gay or straight you are much less likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases. I realize this is overstating the obvious.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/5/2014 10:38:59 AM     (No. 9953976)

Those who put this bogus analysis together will probably be at the next State Dinner or seated next to Mooch at the next SOTUS. "Good job!"

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Science magazine called it the “Breakthrough of the Year,” and it has birthed a new catchphrase in the prevention community. “Treatment as prevention” describes an approach that puts attention on those who are HIV positive—identifying them and giving them medication so they are less contagious. The phrase also refers to using drugs—“treatment”—preemptively in healthy people to prevent HIV infection. This was the recommendation of another set of breakthrough studies that showed a once-a-day dose of anti-retrovirals, if taken regularly, could reduce the risk of HIV infection by 90 percent. Together, these drug-based strategies jigsaw happily with the White House’s mandate to deliver more funding to those with greatest need. Instead of sprinkling prevention dollars on everyone indiscriminately, the latest programs target groups with the highest rates of HIV, black gay men especially.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: relyabill, 8/5/2014 10:47:32 AM     (No. 9953984)

Clearly the black gay community isn´t as careful if their infection rate is 6 times higher... Please stop the "I´m just a victim" diatribe. After decades of HIV research there´s no evidence of discrimination.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BillW., 8/5/2014 10:52:24 AM     (No. 9953993)

#4: EXACTLY!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/5/2014 11:04:46 AM     (No. 9954009)

HIV/AIDS are fairly easy to avoid. They are deliberately exposing themselves.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: gramma b, 8/5/2014 11:25:09 AM     (No. 9954037)

The bottom line is that we are supposed to give them individual counseling, and put all of them on anti-retrovirals, paid for by the taxpayers, of course. There is no end to the money they expect us to cough up to make the world save for sodomy.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gramma b, 8/5/2014 11:25:54 AM     (No. 9954038)

That´s "safe for sodomy."

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/5/2014 12:04:28 PM     (No. 9954076)

They don´t understand why any gay male is passing HIV on to their ´friends´? Apparently they wern´t paying attention in class when passing on infections were discussed.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: velox, 8/5/2014 12:05:11 PM     (No. 9954077)

I would think white liberals would try and save black men by volunteering to "take it".
That would broaden the pool and lessen the chances of a black man contracting HIV.
It´s the least they can do.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: DW626, 8/5/2014 12:07:06 PM     (No. 9954079)

This has got to be a CIA plot to destroy the black man.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 8/5/2014 12:09:37 PM     (No. 9954083)

The only logical conclusion is that black homosexual activity doesn´t involve condoms as much as such "research" claims.

I suspect that the research is based upon polling, and of course, no one ever lies on poll questions.

So there´s more "ridin´ dirty" than the black gay advocates will admit to.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/5/2014 12:22:19 PM     (No. 9954103)

Well right at the top of the article we get this gem:

Editor’s note: Several passages have been removed from this story because the source of those passages, Mickyel Bradford, has admitted to fabricating them. The passages include descriptions of a lunch in Bradford’s town and a ball that Bradford claimed he attended with a man identified as Seth. Bradford now confirms that neither of those events occurred as described. Additionally, Bradford admits the two men never discussed getting tested for HIV. All passages concerning the two men have been removed.

So what else is fabricated. And they seem to have left out the effect of the large percentage of black men who have done prison time. Thanks to the ACLU there can be no segregation between inmates with HIV/AIDS and those not infected. With the term "rape culture" having originated in men´s prisons you can see where that leads. The article and study are very flawed. Just fluff.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: harper, 8/5/2014 12:52:21 PM     (No. 9954134)

Saintly, wise, all-knowing black males, obvious pillars of any community: this article could have been written by any one of those gormless droids writing scripts on any letter network.

I liberal BS cured AIDS, we would never have heard of it.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/5/2014 1:11:08 PM     (No. 9954147)

As is often the case ,for P>C> reasons, I cannot post what I really think about this situation. Actually, I am more concerned with the possibility that some of the leaders of the U>S> may be truly psychotic, as is noted in other articles.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: gnosticsrus, 8/5/2014 4:50:57 PM     (No. 9954357)

Hmmm, let´s examine this. The human body has a certain canal that is uses to get rid of that which it can´t use or is harmful. These people use that canal as a sex organ. It´s not made for sex, so the sides rupture, opening a vector directly into the place the entire body is trying to prevent it from going, the bloodstream. These people happen to get sick with STDs at about six times the rate of the rest of the population. Let´s see, how hard is this to figure out??? But always remember: homosexuality is a civil rights issue, not a public health issue. This, my friends is the key to the entire problem. Once they got our woefully ignorant country to accept the idea that homosexuality is a civil rights issue, they won the entire argument. Now we are left with smart people unable to see what is right in front of their eyes.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 8/5/2014 5:42:29 PM     (No. 9954396)

Hmmmmmm....... Do ya spose the high infection rate has something to do with having sex with multiple male partners?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/6/2014 1:43:20 AM     (No. 9954734)

And the winner is # 16

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President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. According to a White House transcript of the speech, Obama said the following: “All around the country, wherever I see folks, they always say, oh, Barack, we’re praying for you – boy, you’re so great; look, you got all gray hair, you looking tired. (Laughter.) We’re praying for you. Which I appreciate…” Here’s the video:(Snip for video)Obama must only be getting his feedback on the golf course as the rest of the country doesn’t think he’s so great these days. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week had

The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist
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National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/27/2014 5:50:19 AM     Post Reply
We’re being had. Again. For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in its name. Now, the president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated.” The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual

How big could the House
Republican majority get in
November? Maybe the biggest
its been in 85 years.

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Washington Post, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/27/2014 11:02:10 PM     Post Reply
In an update on Friday afternoon, one of the country´s leading independent political handicappers broadened its assessment of how many House seats Republicans are likely to win this fall. "Regardless of whether you want to call it a wave," wrote the Rothenberg Political Report´s Nathan Gonzales -- the sort of qualifier that will keep Democratic operatives up at night -- "the fight for the House continues to creep into Democratic territory." Talk of a Republican tsunami made us wonder: Where could the 114th Congress stand on the list of the most-lopsided Houses in history? After all, the party has rolled

Oklahoma Beheader Linked to Al Qaeda
Leader Awlaki, Boston Bomber´s Mosque

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/27/2014 8:06:29 AM     Post Reply
Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen -- the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism, including a previous. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda

Michael Brown´s mom:
"I don´t want words, I want action"

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/27/2014 6:46:15 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer. Brown´s mother, Lesley McSpadden, called for Chief Tom Jackson to be fired, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., said rather than an apology, they would rather see Officer Darren Wilson arrested for the death of their son on Aug. 9. "An apology would be when Darren Wilson has handcuffs, processed and charged with murder," Brown Sr. said. The young man, who was black,

Obama says Michael Brown’s
death in Ferguson ‘stains the
heart of black children’

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/28/2014 7:27:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American justice system that “stains the heart of black children.” Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night, Mr. Obama said the death of Michael Brown “awakened our nation” to a reality that black citizens already understood. “In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law

Wallace to Ben Carson: Wouldn’t You
Just Be Another Inexperienced Obama?

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/28/2014 5:14:07 PM     Post Reply
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked neurosurgeon and GOP novelty Ben Carson, who is very vocally teasing a presidential run, if his inexperience disqualified him from the office, especially given the results of Obama’s alleged inexperience. “After looking at Barack Obama and what’s happened with his lack of political experience over the last six years, wouldn’t putting Ben Carson in the Oval Office be akin to putting a politician in an operating room and having him perform one of your brain surgeries?” Wallace asked. Shockingly, Carson said no. “I think what is required for leadership is wisdom and the

Ferguson police officer shot
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KSDK-TV [St. Louis, MO], by Jimmy Bernhard    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/27/2014 11:12:25 PM     Post Reply
Ferguson, Mo. – A police officer has been shot in Ferguson, Missouri. Police say the shooting occurred while the officer was on patrol at the Ferguson Community Center. Tim Zoll with the Ferguson Police Department told NewsChannel 5 that the officer has been shot in the arm and transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital. The officer is expected to be okay. The suspect is described as a black male with dreadlocks. The suspect is still at large. West Florissant Ave is shut down from Chambers Rd. to I-270 in both directions. No other information is available at this time. We will update this story when more information is

What´s a war without a code name?
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Washington Examiner (DC), by Charles Hoskinson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/27/2014 3:48:05 AM     Post Reply
When the U.S. military strikes, its leaders often choose colorful code names for the operation that sometimes stick in history, like Operation Overlord or Rolling Thunder or Desert Storm. Not this time. The U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria doesn´t have a name. "I know of no plans at this point to name it," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Thursday. Since World War II, almost every U.S. military operation, large and small, has had a code name. And that name usually sticks when veterans talk about the conflicts in which they participated, such

ISIS planning attack on New York City,
Canadian terrorist claims: U.S.-based
fighters ´ready right now to make
an operation in your land´

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New York Daily News, by Meg Wagner & Corinne Lestch    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/28/2014 6:23:10 AM     Post Reply
A Canadian member of the loathed Islamic State claimed the group is plotting an attack on New York City — and will one day fly its flag over the White House. Days before Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned of terrorist plots on subways in New York City and Paris, a video emerged showing an ISIS shill named Farah Shirdon widening the scope of the threat. “God willing, we will make some attacks in New York soon,” he said in a video interview with Vice News last week. “A lot of brothers are mobilizing there right now.” He vowed that U.S.-based fighters are “mobilizing for a brilliant attack.”

By Disrespecting Its Base,
GOP Risks Electoral Flop

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Rick Manning    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/27/2014 12:51:21 PM     Post Reply
Political pollsters have a tough job. They have to create formulas to determine if the person they are interviewing is likely to vote, and it is within this calculation that their reputations are made. Typically, those who are likely to vote in an off-year election are pretty set. They are the people who always vote in elections — with some motivated by specific issues. In a wave election, the number of those motivated by specific issues escalates, changing the electoral landscape as the candidates who are beneficiaries of this increased participation sweep to victory. The 2014 election is rapidly looking like something new

Corporate Business Abandon Ferguson –
Kmart Leaves, Looted and Destroyed
Quick Trip Store Still Undecided To Rebuild

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/27/2014 1:01:09 PM     Post Reply
This Kmart store was looted during the August riots. This is a typical consequence by corporate businesses as they view “high risk” neighborhoods and communities. The operational risks, crime, lawsuits, et al, are too high to remain in business – and the actuaries recommend closure.In addition Gateway Pundit shares - On Wednesday, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told reporters the QuikTrip convenience store that burned down would rebuild in Ferguson. Not True. QuikTrip has no plans to rebuild in Ferguson, Missouri. A QuikTrip representative wrote The Gateway Pundit on Friday in response to Captain Johnson’s comments: “Thank you for asking.


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