This 85-Year-Old Nun Just Spent Two Years In Prison For Protesting Nuclear Weapons - http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/22/3661534/nun-willing-die-prison-protest-nuclear-weapons/
OK - Now I am going to be fair. Even though Obama endorses Nukes, NSA, TPP, and the BANKSTER AGENDA, he is also supporting the dismantling of coal plants, to allay global warming. I agree with this. But Alex Jones, and all the rest over there, see this as an attempt to control and euthenise everyone, especially Texas. People on Left and on Right both make these kinds of ridiculous assumptions, in order to further their stance. The whole push-back against global warming has been obscene and embarassing. Here is an article supporting Obama, in my view - Huge Insurance Company Cites Climate Change As Reason For Divesting From Coal - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/22/3662053/axa-insurance-coal-divestment/ - NOTE that BANKS and insurance companies have already been divesting, due to pressure from innovative progressive pressure groups. I have to think that this wouldn't be moving forward so well if Obama and administration, who have a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, (ergo controlling the world), were not urging and pressuring this on! That's the kind of Chicago politics that is GOOD.
Regarding Cleveland: There were police and military build-ups in the area, preparing for possible mass riots. (But, if I had posted about it, I would have been called a right-wing conspiracy theorist). Now, the judgement has come down - not guilty. It is really looking to me that there is a habit of getting the info on jury, (or grand jury), inclinations or decisions off to the Feds, before the decisions are publicly released. My suspicion is that this is written into some National Security Crap legislation somewhere. In fact, it is probable, to me, that jurors may be told to sit waiting for a few days after their decision, so it gets to the Feds, who then install plans and movements, before releasing their decision in court. Federalising the jury box.
I happen to listen to Cleveland radio virtually every night. ("Coast-to-Coast"). So, I get all the nonsense on LaBronze James, or whoever. And DeflateGate. Regarding Cleveland: It is interesting how many national stories are coming out of there these days, lately. - As opposed to, say, Columbus, which has more people, or Cincinnati, etc. The one great thing that Cleveland has going for it is the Cleveland Clinic - but also the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But it is looking to me that Cleveland is acting like Detroit in its final throes of life.
What I recently learnt about Ohio: First of all, I have always noticed that a LARGE amount of USA presidents have come from Ohio. Why? This question was answered for me recently, on some radio interview. A lot of 1776 revolutionaries moved there. In addition, Dayton ended up being a hot bed for American innovation and industrialism around the turn of the previous century, and beyond. Dayton is a big Democratic town, right on the outskirts of Cleveland.
(I have always been interested in the radicals, and the Loyalists, who moved into Tennessee, and then NC).
So, I guess that Cleveland is a another bit of dying Americana. No more industrial base. Things fall apart.
Regarding Baltimore: Here is a city which, a few decades ago, had a strong vision for the future. It was even progressive, in the Catholic way, investing in local neighbourhoods. Somewhere along the way, there was some kind of disconnect in communications.
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