crymore, Obama has had zero to do with the economy, nada, zip, nothing!! The Federal Reserve with zero money, printing presses running 28 hours a day is what's holding this together. Just wait until the day the Fed just raises rates .25% and panic be in the streets. Any economist will tell you this if you were not tone deaf. Even at that, this has been the longest, slowest recovery since the depression. Clearly you don't watch Fox either, as if you did, you would know your lying. Wake up, Obama and his party of clowns tearing this country down, apart. Don't you ever read polls? People are waking up to this nightmare they voted in just because he was a 50% and looked black. Grossly unqualified to be president and everyday he proves it.
Last Updated Nov 21, 2014 8:02 AM EST
Police and protesters clashed outside Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters Thursday night.
Protesters lined up and chanted, taunting 31 officers, mostly from St. Louis County, for about an hour, as the officers secured the perimeter of the police station.
But, according to a CBS News producer on-scene, demonstrators then moved into the street and blocked a handful of cars. That's when things turned ugly.
Police charged at protesters, trying to move them back toward a nearby parking lot. They then charged at protesters with pepper spray, batons, bean bag rifles and shields.
Several protesters were thrown to the ground, and at least three were arrested.
Witnesses say at least one man was shot with a bean bag gun and ran off.
A number of liberal leaning networks keep reporting the on going demonstration have been 'for the most part' peaceful. However this rarely the case with continued taunting directed at officer, bottles etc being tossed. Bottom line, the so called protesters are gearing up to cause as much damage as they can.
FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– Department of Justice representatives have come to Ferguson in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. They’re making strong demands they don’t appear to follow themselves.
Activists often complain about officers without name tags. Department of Justice representative Christy Lopez jumped on the issue in a recent public meeting saying, “That’s a problem. We need to fix that.” A police wife told us that officers agree they should not be anonymous, but said they`ve lately faced extreme circumstances that have caused some to remove their name tags at times.
The police wife said officers have been, “screamed at by protestors, “we`re going to go to your house. We`re going to rape your wives then we`re going to kill them and we`re going to kill your children” and this is being screamed at them in the presence of Department of Justice agents.”
Those agents said a name tag is non-negotiable, regardless of the threat.
At a public meeting Christy Lopez said, “Especially when it`s tense.”
The police wife said DOJ agents are “not there to guide, they`re there to harm.”
She says a DOJ rep. criticized an officer who said he was afraid for his family. The police wife explained, “The person was told, by the Department of Justice agent, if they`re afraid of the citizens of Ferguson, they shouldn`t be police.”
Yet Federal Agents appeared to be afraid when they called Ferguson police for help. An incident report, obtained by Fox 2, reveals a series of tense moments on September 25th. DOJ was meeting inside a business when a 911 call revealed subjects “stopping at (that business).” Then another 911 call describes “DOJ inside coffee house, requesting escort out of building.” Fox4
For a president to toss aside such deep traditions of governance is a radical, imprudent step. When a president in day-to-day operations can decide which laws to enforce and which to ignore, where are the limits on his power? Where are the checks and balances so carefully constructed in the Constitution?
If a Democratic president can cancel existing laws on immigration, what is to prevent the next Republican from unilaterally canceling laws on health care?
A bad way to start with new Congress
Coming on the heels of midterm elections that were a clear call for a change of course in Washington, starting in the White House, this is also a discouraging way to open the final years of this presidency. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds that by 53-40%, Americans feel positive about the election results; by 56-33%, they want Congress to set policy for the country, not the President; by 57-40% they favor a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants but by 42-32%, they disapprove of Obama overhauling immigration through executive order. Why isn't the White House listening to the public?
In retrospect, it would have been far better if coming out of the elections, the President had said he had promised he would act through executive order before the end of the year, but in light of the election results, he would work with the new Congress for six months. If there were no legislation, he would act on his own.
That would have been a much fairer proposition, would have started out with Republicans on better footing, and would have rallied the public behind him if the GOP refused to cooperate.
Sadly, we instead have an action from the White House that will cast a dark shadow over prospects for legislative cooperation, falls short of what the immigrant population had hoped and steers us into deep, unknown waters in our governance.
The White House has repeatedly pointed to immigration-related executive orders issued by past presidents, notably Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, to support the legality of President Obama's order and to palliate its partisan sting.
Both the executive orders cited, however, can be distinguished from the case at hand. Reagan granted amnesty to 100,000 undocumented immigrants to close a loophole in the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed in 1986.
Bush's order, which granted amnesty to at most 1.5 million people (although the actual number who benefited is likely much smaller), also attempted to clean up a piece of legislation. As Mark Krikorian writes in National Review, the Reagan and Bush examples were presidents trying to implement congressional directives, as is constitutionally permissible, whereas the current action is the President telling Congress "I'm going to implement my own directives."
While the President's impatience is understandable and his anger at Republican intransigence is well placed, that does not justify an abandonment of traditional ways of addressing hard public problems.
Against the spirit of the Constitution
One can argue whether this executive order is legal, but it certainly violates the spirit of the founders. They intentionally focused Article One of the Constitution on the Congress and Article Two on the president. That is because the Congress is the body charged with passing laws and the president is the person charged with faithfully carrying them out.
In effect, the Congress was originally seen as the pre-eminent branch and the president more of a clerk. CNN
You see the game on ALDW today? Got in $17 after it made a low after checking if any news. Just hedges & traders playing games.
Can anyone come up with a better name than 'Homeland Security'? Somehow it no longer seems to have any meaning as 'Security'. I am not sure any department under this administration has any meaning as to what they were legally designed do. Seems in six years they all have morphed into something else.
Started adding a long position on CVRR today, 23.67 1k. The four I watch the most, CLMT, NTI, CVRR & ALDW don't look like they primed for a big sell off. ALDW might be the exception but will buy it $17 even & under. Will also buy NTI if it can get under $24. Seems weak spot oil has done about all the damage it can to those stocks. I had hope for a bigger sell off after EX and might still get one but odds against. With EX 2/06/15, and if we get the January effect we should get a good pop. Not easy to make money in this sector as it is to lose money.
(Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday.
People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official.
After 18 months, the Secretary of Homeland Security will assess whether the protection should be extended, based on the level of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
The move is a response to the Ebola epidemic, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives, mostly in the three West African countries. Reuters
" too risky". I hear that!! Not easy making money in this beat down sector when your fight the tape. Everything look so cheap when you compare them to just six months ago, but problem we find ourselves in is it keeps getting cheaper. You buy a bargain and month later look like a fool. I keep going back five years on charts trying to get an idea of bottoms. A big concern here is the oil sector starts cutting back on distribution! Only good thing is we don't have to be concerned about SPO's. LOL
Eric Holder, who dropped the New Black Panther case and almost had a defender of cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal as an assistant, takes the death penalty off the table for four alleged Virginia cop-killers.
When cops are the victims instead of the accused, a different standard of social justice seems to apply.
Waynesboro, Va., is not Ferguson, Mo., and 45-year-old reserve Virginia police officer Kevin Quick is not Michael Brown, shot and killed by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.
In February, officer Quick never made it after he texted his girlfriend that he was on his way to see her.
According to police, Quick was set upon by three siblings and a fourth man, and was carjacked, kidnapped and taken from bank to bank to withdraw money using his own debit card at gunpoint before being shot to death.
His body was found in a wooded area in Goochland County six days later.
Siblings Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton and Mersadies Shelton have been charged along with a fourth man, Kweli Uhuru, in a federal indictment that lists them as members of a street gang called the "99 Goon Syndicate," an offshoot of the infamous "Bloods" gang, and allegedly committed the murder to climb in the gang ranks.
The alleged killers now await trial, which is currently set for May 4, 2015.
Federal prosecutors say that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has taken the death penalty off the table in this case and that the four co-defendants will instead face the possibility of life without parole.
No official reason has been given in this case of premeditated murder. But we suspect the reasons include Holder's opposition to the death penalty and his sharing of the belief that the death penalty in particular and the justice system in general are skewed against minority defendants such as these four accused. (If white then what)?
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LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil slipped towards $78 a barrel on Wednesday as data showed Saudi Arabia increased crude exports in September despite signs of an oversupplied market and producers appeared divided ahead of an OPEC meeting to discuss output.
All eyes are on OPEC's response to a drop in oil prices of nearly one-third in recent months, with some smaller members calling for production cuts at the Nov. 27 meeting in Vienna.
OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia has so far shown no indication that it will support a reduction in OPEC production.
Diplomatic and market sources say Saudi officials said in recent private briefings that the kingdom could live for some time with current, or even lower, price levels.
Even seasoned OPEC veterans say they do not know how the cartel will respond to the collapse in oil prices this year.
"For the first time, I really do not know what is likely to happen at the meeting. It is not clear," one long-serving senior OPEC delegate told Reuters.
Brent was down 10 cents at $78.37 a barrel at 0815 GMT, after settling 84 cents lower in the previous session. Yahoo
See what happens with OPEC as about all the negativity already been dumped. SDRL for now is a reasonable play for EX. I don't want to own it if breaks $20. NADL, that's another thing and looks like it might flat line in the $2-$3. See nothing to prop it up. Sometimes a sector will get so beat up you just have to buy into it. Yet, I continue to keep my powder dry for an over due correction. That's my big concern here, has been for couple years.
Today got long SDRL in the 20.50's with a tight .50 mental stop. Looking to play this for less than two weeks with EX in mind. If breaks $20 I don't want to be around.
Long CVRR, short NTI when spread was $2+ and holding until I make my $2 when PPS get even.
Thinking the little bump in the sector is some wishful thinking OPEC will do a meaningful cut. Doubt it.
When it comes to racially lopsided arrests, the most remarkable thing about Ferguson, Mo., might be just how ordinary it is.
Police in Ferguson — which erupted into days of racially charged unrest after a white officer killed an unarmed black teen — arrest black people at a rate nearly three times higher than people of other races.
At least 1,581 other police departments across the USA arrest black people at rates even more skewed than in Ferguson, a USA TODAY analysis of arrest records shows. That includes departments in cities as large and diverse as Chicago and San Francisco and in the suburbs that encircle St. Louis, New York and Detroit.
Those disparities are easier to measure than they are to explain. They could be a reflection of biased policing; they could just as easily be a byproduct of the vast economic and educational gaps that persist across much of the USA — factors closely tied to crime rates. In other words, experts said, the fact that such disparities exist does little to explain their causes.
"That does not mean police are discriminating. But it does mean it's worth looking at. It means you might have a problem, and you need to pay attention," said University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, a leading expert on racial profiling.
Whatever the reasons, the results are the same: Blacks are far more likely to be arrested than any other racial group in the USA. end
This is an easy answer, yet excuses and head scratching seems to miss the obvious. Don't do the crime and you won't get arrested!!
Now you guys know you miss Craigie and hope he comes back. Rest assured, he's always tuning in on this forum to see how much he's been missed. You just took the bait, hook, line and sinker.
President Obama has long declared he does not have the legal authority to do what he is about to do on immigration: bypass Congress and extend legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants through an executive order.
“I am president, I am not king. I can't do these things just by myself,” Obama said Oct. 25, 2010.
“I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed,” he declared three years later on Feb. 14, 2013.
Later that year on Sept. 17: “[I]f we start broadening that [the deferred action program for undocumented immigrant youth], then essentially I would be ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally," he said. "So that's not an option.”
How could the president now do what he plainly said was illegal as recently as last fall?
That’s what I asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at today’s White House briefing. In what appears to be a rare acknowledgement of a presidential flip flop, Earnest explained “obviously there are some things that have changed on this.” USA Today. Look it up as it's funny reading exchange with Josh Earnest trying to explain how Obama has made himself 'king'.
With protesters still gathering daily around the Ferguson police station, small business owners say business has dried up almost entirely since the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is anxiously awaiting the grand jury ruling as to whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged in Brown’s fatal shooting. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard ahead of the decision.
“There’s been a very dramatic financial impact on the small businesses that are throughout the West Florissant corridor, as well as several businesses in the South Florissant area,” said Rebecca Zoll. Zoll is president of North County Inc., a business and economic development organization focused on Ferguson and its neighboring towns, such as Dellwood and Jennings.
Immediately following the shooting, rioting and looting caused many businesses to shut down operations for as many as fifteen days, Zoll said.
“Several employees couldn’t get to the business or they were afraid to come to the business,” she added.
And business owners say that traffic is still light in the areas close to the police station.
“Business is down 40% to 60%,” Corners Frameshop & Gallery owner Robin Shively said. “I still see Ferguson residents walking in and about – I’m at a very busy corner … but I don’t see a lot of people from out of the area coming in.”
Shively said customers just don’t want to deal with any potential commotion. But others say fear is the factor.
“Business has dwindled down. Our lunch business and night business are down, I would say by 80%,” said Mimi’s Subway Bar manager Linda, who declined to give her last name. “People are afraid to come out and they’re also afraid to cross the protesters.” Mimi’s Subway Bar in Ferguson has been in operation for 20 years.
Linda said there has been no pick-up in business as time has passed.
I do the tr#$%$de when the spre#$%$d is or gre#$%$ter th#$%$n $2.00. I #$%$m in 5K on both sides #$%$nd did the tr#$%$de l#$%$st week, but not #$%$ll #$%$t once #$%$s 5k c#$%$n muck the PPS fills up. I buy & sell the stocks, not using options, though th#$%$t c#$%$n work too. I just don't like to give the MM's the spre#$%$ds when I h#$%$ve the c#$%$sh for the tr#$%$de. This wh#$%$t I h#$%$d on l#$%$st qu#$%$rter. I #$%$m looking to close one side or both when both PPS get even. NTI seems to h#$%$ve #$%$ stronger EX run, so good ch#$%$nce depending on time I m#$%$y hold longer for EX run. At le#$%$st th#$%$t's the pl#$%$n for now, though I #$%$m in must more e#$%$rly th#$%$n I like. This little pop in the sector I #$%$m thinking m#$%$ybe some expecting OPEC to cut. I don't, #$%$nd going into winter glut just going to get worst. Right now everyone seems to feel $75 is bottom #$%$nd we could get #$%$ surprise #$%$fter OPEC.
Gold/Pl#$%$t only $20 #$%$w#$%$y from being on p#$%$r. Love th#$%$t pl#$%$y. IF TASR gets in #$%$ little dip, going to try Dec c#$%$lls.