April 4, 2013
According to a Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown co-conspirators,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the [...]
They work for some of the biggest businesses in the United States, yet they are among the country’s lowest-paid workers.
On Thursday, fast-food workers staged walkouts at McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell and other restaurants in New York City to call attention to their plight. Organizers scheduled the job actions to commemorate the day Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago in Memphis, where he was supporting a strike [...]
Gas-like smell reported across metro area
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Widespread mystery odor reported across New Orleans area — Oil, natural gas suspected — Coast Guard investigating (VIDEO)
EIA estimates that there are 2,203 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas that is technically recoverable in the United States.
Release of 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide caused mystery odor in New Orleans? Report: Actual amount is “far more”
Published: April [...]
The markets are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
With that in mind, we’re stepping back from our usual daily analysis of the markets to address the big picture for the investment landscape in 2013.
Popular Delusion #1: The investment world believes China will engage in another massive round of stimulus.
This will not be the case. China’s new ruling party has stated point blank that the country will [...]
London Gold Market Report
from Ben Traynor
Monday 21 January 2013, 07:00 EST
Gold “Holding Its Own”, But Futures Market “Not Looking Particularly Confident”
WHOLESALE gold bullion prices fell back below $1690 an ounce Monday morning in London, having rallied above that level earlier in the day, while stocks also edged higher and the Euro traded sideways against the Dollar, with US markets closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Silver hovered just below $32 [...]
The following clips are from 2002. Obama is speaking in a church at a 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service.
The full speech is here, and by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking responsibility for our actions, and the audacity of hope. He levels barbs at the wealthy and unempathetic, but also criticizes [...]
DENVER, Clorado (KUSA) - Police are investigating a vicious beating at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Denver.
Shannon, who asked us not to use her last name, was the victim of an attack on May 9 just before noon.
She called our sister station KUSA 9News, and asked for help finding her attackers.
“I don’t feel safe anymore,” Shannon said.
The attack happened in the middle of the busy lunch hour at the McDonald’s on 3300 Colorado [...]
A second grade student in Colorado was forced to leave school after he wore black face paint to dress up like Martin Luther King Jr for a class project.
Sean King and his family say the principal of Meridian Ranch Elementary in Colorado Springs asked him to remove the makeup because it was offensive. The family says the principal was acting on a complaint from the teacher.
But Sean, who is white, [...]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A second grader in Colorado Springs got in trouble at school for dressing up like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Colorado Springs TV station KRDO showed a picture of Sean King.
He showed up at Meridian Ranch Elementary school Wednesday wearing black face paint for a school project. But the principal told him he needed to wash his face.
(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com …
An Egypt-styled “Arab Spring,” which has put radicals in charge of the government, will be launched in the United States this spring with a war on “corporate power, Wall Street greed and the political corruption of the 1 percent,” according to the group headed by former Obama green aide Van Jones.
“They’re really not going to like the 99 percent Spring,” said Rebuild the Dream in an organizing email Friday.
Comparing the [...]
Civil-rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson took the microphone shortly before noon today at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville and pronounced slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin to be a martyr.
“Martyrs have power,” Jackson said near the end of his hour-long sermon. “He represents all of us.”
Dressed in a dark gray suit and blue tie, Jackson began his address with a chant: “Stop the violence. Save the Children. Keep hope [...]
The Excavator Blog
March 18, 2012
“Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.” – American founding father Benjamin Rush.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
The KONY 2012 phenomenon was a fire that consumed itself. The propagandistic film went viral because of its sensationalism and [...]
Patrick Brown, executive director of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, peeks into the windows of TD Bank in Burlington on Monday during a protest against the bank remaining open on Martin Luther King Day on Monday Jan. 16, 2012. / EMILY McMANAMY, Free Press
After a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Burlington’s City Hall Contois Auditorium Monday, about a dozen demonstrators marched on the TD Bank branch [...]
Allen West asked this morning, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, that the President not play the race card in 2012. After all, his election was the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, West said, and “how devastated would Dr. King be to know the Americans who are still fomenting racism at the highest levels are the very people for whom he fought for and died?”
(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com …
By Rachel Manteuffel, Friday, January 13, 4:44 PM
Five months ago, in this space, I wrote that something was wrong with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The quotation inscribed on the monument’s left flank had been so badly excerpted that a modest statement of King’s was turned into a boast.
At the time, it wasn’t clear how or why this had happened, but what seemed likely, at least to me, was that nothing would be done about it. [...]
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift in White House tactics on the cusp of an election year, President Barack Obama isn’t shying away these days from saying that many of his policies were designed with African-Americans in mind.
Until now, the nation’s first black president has carefully avoided putting any emphasis on race, ascribing to a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats approach to governing. That has drawn heavy criticism within the black community, [...]
We May Be Witnessing the First Large Global Conflict Where People Are Aligned by Consciousness and Not Nation State or Religion
Suddenly, the United States looks like the rest of the furious, protesting, not-completely-free world. Indeed, most commentators have not fully grasped that a world war is occurring. But it is unlike any previous war in human history: for the first time, people around the world are not identifying and organising [...]
Like a fever, revolutions come in waves. And if this is a revolution, then it broke first on November 4, 2008, with the election of Barack Obama, second, on February 19, 2009, with the explosion of anger by Rick Santelli, giving birth to the Tea Party, and third, on September 10, 2011 with the #Occupy movements that are now spreading across the United States.
The souls in these movements must now decide [...]
From Washington Post:
Valerie Green-Thomas sees them every day in her classes at the Bronx middle school where she is a special education teacher. Kids hungry, anxious, living in the dark because the electricity in their homes has been turned off.
“I really wanted to come to this country, but I am so disappointed,” she said in her Jamaican accent. “To realize that the dream is [...]
By RICK KLEIN (@rickklein)
Sept. 8, 2011
Speaking in the months after her husband’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him.
“I just can’t see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man’s terrible,” Mrs. Kennedy said, as part of an oral [...]
The 30ft-tall statue, which forms the centrepiece of a $120 million (£73 million), four-acre memorial to Dr King, opened to the public on Monday on the National Mall in Washington. It is the only memorial on the Mall that does not honour a president or fallen soldiers.
Standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the statue shows Dr King [...]
At his campaign-style town hall meeting in Decorah, Iowa, President Obama compared the criticism he has received from Republicans and other political opponents to the troubles faced by President Abraham Lincoln during the civil war. “Lincoln,” the president said, “they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”
The president’s remarks came in response to a question from a woman who [...]
Cornel West, shown speaking last year in Martin Luther King Jr.’s former church, labeled President Obama ‘a black mascot’ and ‘black puppet’ during an interview.
By Matt Viser, Globe Staff
Cornel West, a Princeton University professor and leading black intellectual, is harshly criticizing President Obama, a candidate he once supported but now calls “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate [...]
SPOKANE, Wash. â€“ A federal law enforcement official says a man has been arrested in the case of a bomb placed at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane in January.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that federal agents arrested the man Wednesday and are preparing to search a location tied to the man.
The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized [...]
1) States Warned of $2 Trillion Pensions Shortfall (CNBC)
“US public pensions face a shortfall of $2,500 billion that will force state and local governments to sell assets and make deep cuts to services, according to the former chairman of New Jerseyâ€™s pension fund.”
2) Philippine Bonds Decline as 20-Year Debt Sale Fails; Peso Falls
“Philippine bonds dropped for a third day as the government failed to sell all [...]