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Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks
Grappling With Problems and Promise

New York Times, by John Eligon

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/25/2014 11:30:20 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God. Mr. Brown was a prankster, so his father and stepmother chuckled at first. “No, no, Dad! No!” the elder Mr. Brown remembered his son protesting. “I’m serious.” And the black teenager from this suburb of St. Louis, who had just graduated from high

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: melanie, 8/25/2014 11:36:25 AM     (No. 9980061)

Major Barf Alert.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lana720, 8/25/2014 11:41:59 AM     (No. 9980073)

Hallucinations from drug use?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/25/2014 11:43:25 AM     (No. 9980079)

FTA: ".....Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God."

Bwahahahahahahaah

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 8/25/2014 11:43:30 AM     (No. 9980080)

And so the deification.begins. I wonder how long it too for the race hustlers to concoct this laughable story. The robbery video shows who the devil was.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/25/2014 11:43:59 AM     (No. 9980083)

I´m speechless!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mizzmac, 8/25/2014 11:47:11 AM     (No. 9980089)

A new prophet for the Nation of Islam, perhaps?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/25/2014 11:47:54 AM     (No. 9980092)

"And the angel had a handful of Blunts and a huge bag of weed! Talk about Heaven!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/25/2014 11:48:37 AM     (No. 9980097)

And he spent his last moments assaulting a man half his size and then "grappling" with a police officer when he should have been working, not smoking pot and parading down the middle of the street. He´s dead because he´s a thug. Period.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/25/2014 11:50:54 AM     (No. 9980103)

A young man using increasing amounts of marijuana. Hallucinations. A well-known characteristic of marijuana use.

Wouldn´t you think the NYT would think of that? Or does it not fit the narrative they are pushing?

People can experience hallucinations when they´re high on illicit drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine, LSD or ecstasy. Hallucinations can also happen during withdrawal from alcohol or drugs if you suddenly stop taking them.

Drug-induced hallucinations are usually visual, but may affect other senses. Hallucinations include flashes of light or abstract shapes, or may even take the form of an animal or person. More often, visual distortions occur that alter the person´s perception of the world around them.
These hallucinations can happen on their own or they can occur as a part of drug-induced psychosis. After long-term use, they may cause schizophrenia. Read an account of a drug-induced psychotic breakdown.

Some people take cannabis to "calm themselves" and relieve their psychotic symptoms, without realising that in the longer term, the cannabis makes the psychosis worse.


http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hallucinations/Pages/Introduction.aspx#drugs

For those who might be unfamiliar with terms, cannabis is marijuana.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trackman999, 8/25/2014 11:59:27 AM     (No. 9980131)

the ny times, being an arm of the dems, libs , does not report news. it prints agenda.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: richwill, 8/25/2014 12:06:18 PM     (No. 9980145)

Creative writing at the elementary level.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2014 12:08:19 PM     (No. 9980149)

Att: NYT..was that dream before or after he put his pic on FB with a wad of cash in his mouth, booze on the table and a Glock in his hand?
Sure the pic has been scrubbed, but too many people saved it first.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/25/2014 12:10:45 PM     (No. 9980158)

Move over, Saint Treyvon, there´s a new kid on the block.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/25/2014 12:49:00 PM     (No. 9980234)

I think Bill Ayers wrote this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: web, 8/25/2014 12:50:22 PM     (No. 9980237)

If this is true, then apparently God was sending him a message to repent and turn his life around. He didn´t listen.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/25/2014 12:51:18 PM     (No. 9980242)

Eligon is trying to make the dead thug look like Forrest Whitaker instead of Mike Tyson.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/25/2014 12:57:59 PM     (No. 9980256)

This puff piece is about 90% positive and 10% negative about Mike Brown.

But given that it is from the NY Timewaster, that is about 9.9999% more negative than I would have expected.

Until someone gets their hands on his juvi file (if one exists), we have no idea what he was really like as a kid.

The only factual thing we have to judge him on is the tape, and that showed him to very clearly be a very big bully thug. It also gives a reasonable expectation of what his mindset was a few minutes later when he had his meeting with the officer.

All the nice words from his family aside, we want facts. And the NY Timewaster sure didn´t provide much of those...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/25/2014 12:58:59 PM     (No. 9980257)

I wonder if the Slimes ever gets tired of being wrong about absolutely everything.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/25/2014 1:11:48 PM     (No. 9980279)

There are a lot of nuggets about the ´gentle giant´ buried in the story:
-[P]olice say he was caught on a security camera stealing a box of cigars
-he dabbled in drugs and alcohol.
-He had taken to rapping in recent months, producing lyrics that were by turns contemplative and vulgar
-As a boy, Michael was a handful.
-Brown was accused of stealing an iPod.
-Mr. Brown showed a rebellious streak.
-There were times when her son would talk back
-Mr. Brown occasionally hinted at frustration with his family.
-Mr. Brown was not the best student. His grades were kind of edgy
-He occasionally smoked marijuana and drank alcohol


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Reply 20 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 8/25/2014 1:30:56 PM     (No. 9980305)

For the sake of Brown´s eternal soul, I hope he did come to believe. God´s fingerprints are in all of creation and He reveals Himself in many ways to those who seek Him. He certainly knew Brown´s days on earth were short. Perhaps He chose not to wait for Brown to meet a preacher or a mentor to show him the way.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/25/2014 1:43:20 PM     (No. 9980322)

...and they say marijuana is less harmful than alcohol.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/25/2014 1:46:03 PM     (No. 9980329)

This man was a potential cop killer and CNN and the media have been eulogizing him as if he was a head of state ,
a man of peace like Gandhi or the Pope.
CNN has absolutely been the worst.
The funereal music used to introduce every piece about Brown the past two weeks has been beyond maudlin.
Today Carole Costello of CNN reverently asked for silence as Michael Brown´s father entered the church.
After a couple of minutes , she had to admit that the man she thought was Michael Brown´s father
was actually Trayvon Martin´s father.
Oops .
Brown´s bio , even after being sanitized by the NYT could be written about many if not the majority of black teens.
The story begins with unmarried teen parents and takes the familiar path of dysfunction , poverty, poor grades, rap music, no ambition ( He " planned " on going to trade school.
He " talked about " getting a job at a grocery store )
no life skills , gangs, drugs , alcohol and " tussles " with others.
And until that dynamic is changed ,
the cycle will continue.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 8/25/2014 1:49:47 PM     (No. 9980338)

We don´t know if he saw these things or not. Could be true, I don´t know. I have to say I agree with all the comments here (some of them very funny)...on a serious note, I hope he is resting, whole, in the arms of Jesus.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/25/2014 1:54:28 PM     (No. 9980346)

Agree with #17 - opening his juvenile file could be very helpful in understanding how this poor little underprivileged "angel" behaved so badly for all to see on the store robbery video.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/25/2014 2:09:57 PM     (No. 9980387)

Re #22, yes. The mother (now 34) would have been only 16 when she gave birth to Michael Brown. The father (now 36) would have been 18, Michael´s age. They never married.

Dad was hit with court action for failing to pay child support and was arrested (in 2007) on drug charges.

Michael did not live with his mother and her shackup boyfriend. He did not live with his father and his new wife. He bunked with buddies; he sometimes visited grandma. He was a throwaway kid for how long?

As with Trayvon Martin and his egg and sperm donors, Michael is worth more to his "parents" now than he was when he was alive. That is what is really sad here. That and the unwarranted condemnation of Officer Wilson for simply doing his duty and protecting himself after he´d already been seriously assaulted.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/25/2014 2:10:55 PM     (No. 9980388)

I´m so inspired by this young man´s life!

From now on - - when I refer to St. Michael - - I won´t mean the archangel - - I´ll mean this genuine human inspiration.

What a loss for the human race!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Daylily, 8/25/2014 2:40:40 PM     (No. 9980428)

John Eligon, what have you been smoking? Forced myself to read the whole article, and then realized it was nothing but a much too long fairy tale. Have you no respect for your readers?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: cactus, 8/25/2014 3:01:24 PM     (No. 9980458)

It´s too bad he didn´t run into a couple such as Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy at a young age. He might have been another Michael Oher with the right guidance. Wishful thinking probably but a real indictment of the problems inherent in the black community brought about by the lack of intact families and a distant father. Good things happen to boys and young men when there are good men in their lives. I´m thinking of the Little League teams at the World Series this year and the impact of coaches and interested families.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 8/25/2014 3:07:19 PM     (No. 9980467)

And the beat goes on....the beat goes on.

Sonny & Cher

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/25/2014 3:29:40 PM     (No. 9980498)

His juvie file is sequestered in the same vault as Zippy´s birth certificate and college transcripts.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/25/2014 4:31:36 PM     (No. 9980587)

Dude, the satan chasing the angel was YOU!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: saguni, 8/25/2014 4:49:54 PM     (No. 9980614)

I´m surprised the Scheme Team hasn´t released a PhotoShop of that cell-phone picture, with the caption "actual cell-phone captured photo that led to Michael Brown´s conversion to Christianity, just days before his tragic death"

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The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet. The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to

Obama Must Get Congress’s
Backing for the Fight Against ISIS

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New York Times, by Tim Kaine    Original Article
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Washington - The current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle. Our Constitution reserves to Congress the power to declare war and designates our president as the commander in chief, but our recent history has been characterized by executive overreach and legislative abdication in the initiation of military action. The current crisis gives us an opportunity to restore the proper balance between the branches. America’s history since 2001 should compel us to fix the way

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola
danger zone as Obama administration
shuffles military´s mission in Africa

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

Can We Talk --- About Pot?
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Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/16/2014 8:42:55 AM     Post Reply
Bill Clinton never inhaled. Rush Limbaugh says he never smoked it. Marco Rubio won´t answer whether he ever did smoke pot but Sarah Palin admitted she smoked it in her youth and didn´t like it. Those pushing to have more states legalize marijuana consider this drug rather harmless, medically beneficial and liberal politicians consider this issue one that will attract voters. I don´t blame Rubio for not discussing whether he indulged n his youth or not. He is a public official with young children and carries a different responsibility than the rest of us. My own experience with marijuana was somewhat similar


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