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Happy Thanksgiving From EOTM Media Group!

Published by EOTM News Editor on November 26th, 2014 - in Breaking News, EOTM Exclusives, Trending, World News

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This is one of our favorite holidays of the year. Not just because of the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and deserts that put on pounds, but being with family and friends we love and be thankful for the blessings bestowed on us. Here are a few things we are thankful for:

1. Good health. You cannot buy it. You have to be blessed with it and then it’s up to us to maintain it the best we can.

2. Family. They are always there when we need them the most.

3. Friends and Colleagues – they are #priceless.

4. Loving what we do. Even when days get a little tough, we get up in the morning and look forward to coming to work.

5. Our advertisers, the Network and our syndicated programming suppliers. Without you, we cannot do what we do.

6. Our readers. Even when they tell us what they don’t like (and at times very direct), we need to hear from them, good or bad.

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Journalists that Reported On Bill Cosby “MK-ULTRA Rape Demon” Censored

Published by EOTM News Editor on November 24th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Trending

VANCOUVER, Nov. 22, 2014 – Jon Kelly, a veteran CBS producer who spent four years as Vancouver UFO Examiner, and Alfred Lambremont Webre, an international journalist and war crimes judge and former Seattle Exopolitics Examiner, announced today on ExopoliticsTV they are launching a new “Inside-Out” News agency with mainstream access, after concluding both their reporting accounts had been terminated as a result of covert censorship by a CIA/Operation Mockingbird unit at Examiner.com.

Bill Cosby - Image credit: Getty

“Inside-Out” News

“Inside-Out” News agency will be a cooperative of Truth journalists with contractual rights to mainstream access and whose mission is to investigate and report news that turns the Matrix and consensual reality “Inside-Out”,  and to deconstruct the memes of the Matrix, which is the mission of the current mainstream.

CIA censors Jon Kelly exposé of Bill Cosby as CIA MKULTRA disinfo asset

A “news censorship and blacklisting timeline” (See below) shows that on Nov. 20, 2014 Examiner.com canceled and blacklisted Jon Jon Kelly.  Mr. Kelly writes, “Status: Highly plausible offering context for an attempt by Examiner.com to silence disclosure of Bill Cosby’s CIA MKULTRA relationship (cited in the article) in mainstream news, deny access to the publishing platform and journalistic affiliation while inflicting economic damages upon the author. In 2003, Jon Kelly was blacklisted from Coast to Coast AM for attempting to report Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as a CIA operative prior to the California elections.”

CIA censors Alfred Webre exposé of Barack Obama (Barry Soetoro) as 3rd generation CIA operative, member of secret 1980s Mars teleportation program

On Nov. 22, 2011, while Alfred Lambremont Webre was sitting as a Judge on the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal delivering a judgment holding U.S. President George W. Bush and Tony Blair guilty of Nuremberg level war crimes for the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq, the CIA/Mockingbird unit in Examiner.com deleted Mr.Webre’s expose of Barack Obama as a secret member of the CIA and its 19080s Mars teleportation program on grounds that he was “publishing false news” and blacklisted him from Examiner.com.

Ironically, Webre the wrote “This judgment convicting George Bush Jr. came on 11/22/11, 48 years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on 11/22/63 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, TX., where George Bush Sr., then an undercover CIA agent, was photographed next to the Texas School Depository. George Bush Jr. is now subject to arrest, prosecution and conviction of war crimes by any one of 117 nations that are states parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.  The wheels of Justice grind slowly but they grind exceedingly fine.”[1]

Solution: “Inside-Out” A news agency with mainstream access

As their conversation unfolds(See video above), a solution to more widespread awakening among the population is to ensure that the “Inside-Out” news that Truth movement journalists such as Jon Kelly, Alfred Lambremont Webre are creating have access to a wider arena in the mainstream media.

Both Kelly and Webre have a strong You Tube, Facebook, and website presences in the awakened communities. “Inside-Out” News will operate on the basis of the same sort of mainstream access other news aggregators like Examiner.com have, thus allowing their stories on topics enter mainstream newspapers.

Launch details for Inside-Out News will be announced in the near future.

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1. CIA CENSORED EXAMINER.COM ARTICLE BY JON KELLY

Bill Cosby’s Secret Messages Disclose MKULTRA ‘Rape Demon’

Bill Cosby’s Secret Messages Disclose MKULTRA ‘Rape Demon’

November 20, 2014 6:02 AM MST

By Jon Kelly, YourInnerVoice.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved

Note: This article was first approved as “news” by Examiner.com’s editorial staff, who then inexplicably reversed their position and pulled the article down citing “it’s innapropriate [sic]” content and cancelled the 4.5 year-old column. A Google-driven search of the Examiner.com website reveals hundreds of published articles using uncensored versions of terms only alluded to below. A Mockingbird-inspired agenda is clearly at play in light of how the following report deepens existing public conceptions of Bill Cosby’s CIA MKULTRA affiliations. 

Exclusive new video published to YouTube on November 20, 2014, purports to reveal unconscious sleep talking-like disclosures from Bill Cosby in which the beloved activist and comedian seemingly reveals involuntary forensic details of rape and abuse. 15 women now allege they were victims in a decades-long pattern of sexual assault claims involving the “Cosby Show” star. An Associated Press interviewpublished on November 19, 2014, offered audio samples as the basis for this controversial independent study promising to reveal secrets behind the cryptic way in which one of the reported wealthiest entertainers in history responded to questioning.

The Wall Street Journal emphasizes how NBC, Netflix and TV Land have distanced themselves from the increasingly toxic Bill Cosby brand in cancelling both a proposed new series and a stand-up comedy special while pulling a “Cosby” rerun marathon from the Thanksgiving schedule as well. The former star of “I-Spy” played the target of psychiatric MKULTRA-like brainwashing assassination attempts during a 1966 episode titled “It’s All Done with Mirrors.” Now he is the subject of online mirror-reflected audio studies that attempt to discern indelible truth encrypted within human speech and findings that indicate unmet needs for healing, justice and closure.

The following analysis relies upon applied phenomena of reflection that mirrors audio from the exchange with Bill Cosby across the soundtrack timeline on a digital audio workstation. Effectiveness of this procedure has been publicly demonstrated in applications where military and forensic-grade intelligence concerning events of the Iraq War, identification of the BTK Killer and UFOs in Edward Snowden’s NSA data cache was released prior to widespread acceptance as matters of public record. The partial transcript below reflects spoken on-camera comments of Bill Cosby during the taped November 6, 2014, exchange with the Associated Press and the encrypted messages detected therein.

In the a-hole did business daddy. Arrest n-gger: “I know I didn’t say anything but I’m asking your integrity since I didn’t want to say anything but I did answer you. In terms of I don’t want to say anything of what value would it have?”

I win. The rape man will get a series: “I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious that it will not appear anywhere.”

They pass out. Just f-ck and deal with them. The women choke:“And we thought, by the way, because it was AP that it wouldn’t be necessary to go over that question with you.”

You know she was sobbing. Abuse. Suck him slow. I f-ck that a–: “If you will just tell your boss the reason why we didn’t say that up front was because we thought that AP had the integrity to not ask.”

Help a demon destroy. Sick. I’m awful: “And I think you need to get on the phone with his person immediately. Okay, thank you.”

Striking parallels can be drawn between the testimonies of alleged victims and the unconscious, almost confessional language of the beleaguered star. Janice Dickinson told ET that “The last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain,” as if describing painful involuntary intercourse experienced under the influence of drugs. The supermodel spoke further of “passing out” as did abstract expressionist artist Barbara Bowman who recalled having “blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone.”

In reference to choking the former aspiring actress told MailOnlinehow Bill Cosby “used his forearm to pin me down by the neck” while assaulting her on a bed. Barbara Bowman believes that he “manipulated her into believing he was a father figure” in order to exploit her youth and vulnerability. While the polite press notes demons haunting one recent biography, bloggers are citing Bill Cosby as a “Luciferian secret manipulator of men, CIA MK ULTRA master and handler” while portraying the 1997 shooting death of son Ennis Cosby as a Russian mafia hit.

The seeming Bill Cosby fixation with eroticized violent choking invokes the deaths of David Carradine and Robin Williams by asphyxiation. Both actors were found hanging under circumstances suggesting failed attempts at autoerotic mechanical breath control. Repeated asphyxiation followed by immediate resuscitation is said to be a form of torture employed alongside anal intercourse in MKULTRA disassociation-focused programming intended to produce Manchurian candidate assassins. As writer, star and producer for what may be his semi-autobiographical 1987 spy comedy “Leonard Part 6,” Bill Cosby is re-recruited (read: resurrected) by the CIA to save the world from evil.

While Hollywood lampoons an emergent surveillance state the non-fiction reality of MKULTRA is well known to Canadians as the independent student newspaper McGill Daily article “MK-ULTRAViolence Or, how McGill pioneered psychological torture” chronicles CIA and Government of Canada co-sponsorship of illegal programs targeting vulnerable populations that provided foundational research for widely-used torture manuals. Regarding current sexual abuse allegations, corporate attorney for Bill Cosby John P. Schmitt says “The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”

In his 1977 comedy track “UFO” from the album “My Father Confused Me… What Must I Do? What Must I Do?” Bill Cosby portrayed real intellectuals as people afraid to show their feelings citing the taboo accompanying discussions of experiential contact with extraterrestrials. In declining to clear the air surrounding disgusting allegations of sexual assault, the celebrity has invoked a personal code of secrecy destined to shroud the twilight of his career in the kind of repugnant darkness reminiscent of President Kennedy’s 1961 memorable warning. The president instructed “The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society.”

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NO INDICTMENT: Decision From Ferguson Grand Jury on Officer Darren Wilson…

By Carla B.

UPDATED @6:22pm PST -Announcement of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision – Verdict: NO INDICTMENT

A prosecutor is set to unveil a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.

The announcement is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.


The grand jury, which considered evidence for three months, had the option of returning a charge as severe as first-degree murder against Wilson, 28. They also had the option of a lesser charge, or no charge at all.

SEE ALSO: Black Panthers Olajuwon Ali, Brandon Muhammad, Indicted For Allegedly Making “Straw Man” Purchases of 2 hand guns

Ferguson and neighboring communities were on edge ahead of the announcement. Businesses boarded up windows, and schools closed early for the following day. Police beefed up patrols, and Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard.

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Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

ST. LOUIS — A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and the county prosecutor’s office are expected to hold news conferences later Monday, and prosecutors have notified the family of Michael Brown — the teen who Wilson killed — that the grand jury’s decision will be announced Monday night, family attorney Benjamin Crump said.

Crump and other sources gave no indication of whether Wilson, 28, will face state charges in the August shooting death of Brown, 18, which triggered a frank conversation about race and police interaction with African Americans.

The grand jury’s decision is the latest turn in a case marked in the national consciousness by the stunning images of clashes between protesters and police wearing riot gear and deploying tear gas in the days after Brown’s death. Details of the grand jury’s deliberations have leaked out in recent weeks, angering the Brown family and protesters who saw it as a signal that no charges would be filed.

Although a parallel federal civil rights investigation of the shooting is continuing, federal investigators have all but concluded that they do not have a case against Wilson, law enforcement officials have said. Federal investigators are also conducting a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department.

If Wilson is not charged, government officials are bracing for protests in the St. Louis area and nationwide. They have discussed emergency plans in the event of a violent reaction, while protest and community leaders have mapped out their response in hopes of avoiding the unrest that exploded after Brown was killed.

In an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday, President Obama called for calm.

“Well, I think, first and foremost, keep protests peaceful,” he said. “You know, this is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust. But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are.”

Wilson has been on paid leave since the shooting, and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Thursday that the officer was unlikely to return to work regardless of the grand jury’s decision. That reversed an earlier declaration that the officer would be welcomed back if not indicted.

Since Brown’s death, Wilson has not been seen in public, and few details about his life have emerged. His representatives had no immediate comment on the news of the grand jury’s decision. The officer reportedly testified before the grand jury and spoke with federal and local investigators.

Wilson shot Brown during a confrontation on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, blocks from the apartment of the teenager’s grandmother. The panel of grand jurors convened in mid-August, days after the shooting, and spent weeks considering the case.

RELATED: Becca Campbell Accidentally Killed Herself With Guns She Bought For #Ferguson Unrest

Impatience and pressure for a decision have been building among residents and business owners, as well as police officers, who have been working 12-hour shifts with all leave time canceled since Saturday, said Jeff Roorda, business manager for the City of St. Louis Police Officer’s Association. That schedule will continue through the aftermath of the grand jury decision.

“We have staffed up for civil disobedience, and now the guys are just waiting for an announcement,” Roorda said. “I imagine it’s just as tough on the Brown family and their supporters. The waiting is not easy on anybody.”

The St. Louis Police Department is projecting it will spend three times the amount of money budgeted for overtime this fiscal year ending in July, according to Roorda. Since the shooting, the city has paid out $1 million in overtime pay, officials said.

“We just can’t get through this until we get to it,” Roorda said. “There’s a certain psychological toll that battle-readiness takes on a person.”

At some businesses on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, sales have been down as much as 40 percent since the killing of Brown, because people have been nervous about shopping in the neighborhood, said Sonny Dayan, owner of a cellphone store called STL Cordless.

“We’re waiting for the verdict to come out, whatever it will be — we just want to move on,” Dayan said Saturday.

The grand jury’s decision comes amid growing tensions in recent days between state and federal authorities, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. privately expressing his displeasure over the way Missouri handled the run-up to the grand jury’s decision.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard, which prompted a top Holder aide to call the governor’s office and indicate that the move may have escalated tensions, officials said.

The panel of grand jurors convened in mid-August, days after the shooting, and spent weeks considering the case. Discussions could have stretched on even longer; the group had been granted an extension through early January.

The closed-door grand jury process, much like the initial investigation, has been controversial throughout. In early October, for example, allegations of misconduct arose after a Twitter user wrote that a friend sat on the panel and didn’t think there was enough evidence to arrest the officer. (The woman later said she’d been hacked.)

In recent weeks, the most vocal protesters and local organizers had insisted that they never believed Wilson would face charges.

“It’s not if the officer isn’t indicted,” protest organizer Dhoruba Shakur said during an interview in early October. “It’s when. There will be no indictment, we know that.”

The Justice Department civil rights investigation was announced days after the shooting, with Holder traveling to Ferguson, where National Guard troops had been deployed amid an increasingly chaotic scene. In early September, Holder also announced that the department would review the Ferguson police department, investigating claims that officers might have engaged in a pattern of racial profiling or using excessive force.

“Anecdotal accounts underscore the history of mistrust of law enforcement in Ferguson,” Holder said. “As a result of this history, and following an extensive review of documented allegations and other available data, we have determined that there is cause for the Justice Department to open an investigation.”

Following the fatal shooting, protesters responded by gathering in the streets of Ferguson, calling for justice in the Brown case and broad reform on a municipal level. Hundreds spent their August nights following grainy livestream feeds from West Florissant Avenue, as activists and residents were hit with tear gas, and police in riot gear flooded the streets. Many who were arrested later claimed they had done nothing to prompt police action, and questioned law enforcement’s aggressive response to the unrest.

Authorities defended their actions, saying they were trying to keep order while respecting the public’s legitimate right to protest.

Clashes continued throughout October, occasionally spilling out of the St. Louis suburb where Brown was killed. St. Louis Cardinals fans confronted protesters outside of Busch Stadium during an ugly incident before a National League Division Series matchup, and demonstrators unfurled banners during a Rams game at the Edward Jones Dome.

Early on, there were calls for Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor, to step down from the case. Activists, troubled by McCulloch’s personal and professional ties to law enforcement, demanded a special prosecutor. But Nixon wouldn’t ask McCulloch

to recuse himself, and McCulloch declined to step aside.

“As I have stated repeatedly,” McCulloch said in a statement. “I have no intention of walking away from the responsibilities and duties entrusted to me by the people of this community.”

Ferguson officials announced in September that they would make changes to a number of municipal fines and fees, which many said unfairly targeted those living in poverty. The city got rid of an administrative charge for towing vehicles, said it would start a citizen review board, and decided to tweak its court procedures, which previously penalized residents who missed court dates.

Still, tensions remained. Jackson, the police chief, didn’t apologize to the Brown family until nearly seven weeks after the shooting, in a taped statement. Jackson later tried to join in protests outside his own department, an ill-fated effort that only led to more clashes.

Brown’s shooting triggered a national debate about race, in part because it followed a string of incidents in which black men were killed under controversial circumstances. In July, Eric Garner was killed in New York when an officer put the 43-year-old man in a chokehold. There were similar outcries after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was killed by George Zimmerman in Florida.

Jordan Davis, 17, died during a 2012 argument about music in Florida; he was shot in a gas station parking lot by Michael Dunn, a white man. The 2009 death of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who was killed in a California rail station, inspired a film.

News Source: Washington Post

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Black Panthers Olajuwon Ali, Brandon Muhammad, Indicted For Allegedly Making “Straw Man” Purchases of 2 hand guns

By Carla B.

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Members of the new Black Panther Party, Olajuwon Ali aka Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Muhammad aka Orlando Baldwin  have been indicted on weapons charges in federal court for allegedly attempting to make straw purchases of two handguns at the Cabela’s sporting goods store in Hazelwood, Missouri.The indictment outlines how the men purportedly lied on forms submitted during the purchase, claiming to be buying two Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols for themselves when they were actually acting as a straw purchasers for someone else. The indictment doesn’t identify the intended recipient of the handguns.

In this August 14 photo, Olajuwon Ali, left, helps direct traffic during a celebratory protest in Ferguson. Ali, whose legal name is Olajuwon Davis, was indicted last week on weapons charges.- Image credit: Danny Wicentowski


Citing an anonymous police source, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that a months-long investigation uncovered their plans to acquire weapons, “to do harm to law enforcement and the public.” Yet other news media, including Reuters and ABC, cite their own anonymous sources to report that the FBI arrested Baldwin and Davis for allegedly planning pipe bomb attacks to take place during future Ferguson protests. KMOV also mentions the alleged pipe bomb plot, but its report doesn’t make an explicit connection to the men.

RELATED:FBI warns law enforcement about violence after Ferguson ruling

Interestingly, CBS News scrapped its initial story on the arrest — “FBI arrest 2 men for buying explosives near Ferguson.” That headline was later changed to “FBI arrests 2 men on firearms charges near Ferguson” and mentions of explosives were removed from the story. (Briefly, the story included a formal retraction.)

The CBS story was revised yet again early Saturday morning, and it currently cites a “law enforcement source” to corroborate allegations that the duo purchased explosives.

However, as IJ Review has reported, the New Black Panthers aren’t the only antagonizers in Ferguson. In August, we profiled a communist agitator who was trying to provoke a confrontation with police. The KKK has also been threatening to cause violence as well.

In a statement posted to Facebook, the National Central Committee of the NBPP showed their support for Olajuwon Ali, Brandon Muhammad:

NBPP OFFICIAL STATEMENT: ON OLAJUWON ALI AND BRANDON MUHAMMAD CHARGES AND ARREST
It’s being widely reported via right-wing Internet sources, that allegedly members of the St. Louis chapter of the New Black Panther Party, Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Baldwin were arraigned on Federal charges in the court of US Magistrate Tom Mummert for trying to purchase pipe bombs.

According to our reports this allegation is a complete BOLD FACED LIE and FRAME UP attempt toward the local St. Louis organization and membership, in an effort to stop the organizing capability of the local party, under false pretenses of “Straw Purchases”. Reports direct from the court proceedings reported the charges listed as alleged, ‘ intent to purchase a firearm under fraudulent circumstances
also known as making straw purchases of two handguns,which if proven guilty is a federal crime. Alcohol can also be a straw purchase when,” in most jurisdictions when a person under the legal drinking age requests that a person above the legal age purchase alcohol for the underage person, and the straw purchaser knows or might reasonably assume based on the circumstances that the person is under the legal age.”
This is defined as a firearms purchase where a straw purchaser of a firearm willfully lies about the identity of the ultimate possessor of the gun, and is charged with making false statements.

Also, mortgage loans when straw buyers, in exchange for a cash payment apply for mortgage loans on behalf of other parties; and knew before submission of the application that the loan would not be paid as agreed.

It has not been proven, that Olajuwon Ali ( s/n Davis) or Brandon Muhammad ( s/n Baldwin), had any intent to be deceptive in regards to where the firearm was going or who it was going to. Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad were reportedly attempting to make a purchase of a legal firearm at a reputable dealership. It is also notable, that Olajuwon Ali, is a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America and defines his Nationality, as a Moorish American.

The allegations that the two were in, ” preparations to destroy the arch by blowing it up as a sign of white racial oppression as well as killing as many cops as they could during the impending unrest in Ferguson after the grand jury decision is announced” we believe is TOTALLY UNFOUNDED, and is against the rules and regulations of the New Black Panther Party.

The New Black Panther Party, does not teach, endorse, or allow its members to commit acts of violence against anyone regardless to the circumstance unless in imminent danger and in Self- Defense.

We do not condone aggression in deed or action! The men accused are innocent until proven guilty, and no matter what must be handled as such- until the facts are presented.

We believe the reports of an alleged confession/s to any illegal action are baseless and have no merit. False reports spreading online or via media, only serve to confuse the issue and heighten an already tense situation in Ferguson, MO.

We make clear the New Black Panther Party, does not condone and distances itself from all illegal actions or acts of terror aimed at coercing individuals through violent means; for political reasons or otherwise!

We defend Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad’s right to a fair trial; as defined by the Bill of Rights in the sixth amendment of the United States. We say they must be judged by a jury of their peer group and the facts weighed evenly without slant or bias.

If it is true that Olajuwon Ali , or any member of the New Black Panther Party, is guilty of illegal acts and has violated the rules of our Party; he/she will be expelled from our ranks and membership terminated into perpetuity.

We believe that the charges against Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad to be trumped up and baseless; and believe that the two men will be cleared/vindicated of any alleged wrong doing.

National Central Committee
New Black Panther Party

Ali is the chairman of the St. Louis chapter of the New Black Panther Party. Last year he released a video inviting local blacks to join his group. (see below)

He also explains how to become a sovereign person, separate from the corporate structure.

Notices of sealed search warrants suggest federal agents searched three locations during their investigation. Those warrants were not made public and did not identify the person for whom the guns were allegedly being purchased or for what purpose.

SEE ALSO:Birth Certifactes Strawman & Sold Into Slavery In 1932


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Country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman come out as gay

By Dorothy Frazier

There are plenty of country songs about how to be a man. One way is to face the music, and two country crooners did that on Thursday.

Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as being gay.

Ty Herndon (left) and Billy Gilman (right), both country music singers announced publicly they are gay. (Photos: Ty Herndon/Twitter, Billy Gilman/YouTube)

Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight. His revelation inspired Gilman to do go public as well.

Gilman posted a message to YouTube, thanking Herndon for breaking the ice. He preferred telling his fans directly, from the comfort of home, to sitting down with the press, he said.

But an encounter with a journalist also prodded him to spill the beans before someone else did. The reporter bumped into Gilman in a public place and snapped a photo of him — with his partner.

“It was in that moment that I knew that I’d rather it be from me than you reading it somewhere else,” Gilman told fans. He also feared being ripped over his sexuality in an article.

Country and LGBTQ

In the genre of country, Thursday’s tune was a tough one to sing, Gilman said. “Being a gay, male country artist is not the best thing.”

At age 26, he’s had a long career, having rocketed up the charts at age 11 with his then silky, pre-voice-change alto pipes, according to his biography on AllMusic.com.

But currently, he’s hitting snags.

Rumors about his sexual orientation have been going around, he said, and he thinks major music labels may have thumbed their noses at him over it.

“I knew something was wrong when no major label wanted to sit down and have a meeting and listen to the new stuff,” he said.

In his video, he turned directly to fans with his latest song, giving them a preview on his laptop of the music video to “Say you Will,” which is still in edit.

Facing fans on Monday

“Today, I get to tell the world that I’m an out, proud and happy gay man,” he told “People.” But he’s worried how fans will take the news.

He may find out in just three days, when he performs at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium.

It’s home to the Grand Ole Opry.

Herndon is playing a Christmas charity bash for children in need along with Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, Andy Griggs and Jamie O’Neal.

The Ryman has said the concert would be sold out.

Herndon, 52, is hopeful he won’t face outrage, because he thinks attitudes are changing in the country scene.

Singer Chely Wright came out in 2010 and the open-minded Kacey Musgraves has a song titled “Follow Your Arrow” that was just named the Country Music Association song of the year.

“I felt so proud of my city,” he said. “I hope that trend continues; I pray it does.”

Faith and fear

As a child, Herndon, a devout Christian, was stricken with fear over his sexual feelings.

“I was 10, sitting in church and horrified that I might be a homosexual. Whatever that word meant, I knew that I probably was one,” Herndon told “People.” “And I know there’s a lot of those kids still out there. Telling my story is an opportunity to help just one of them.”

He started coming out to family members in his 20s. But the “What Mattered Most” singer, who had a number of hits in the 1990s, kept the news close to the vest.

It wasn’t until he attended a Tony Robbins seminar in 2009 that he decided to become more public, he told the magazine.

“I realized I had an incredible story that could possibly help someone’s son or daughter or grandchild’s life not be as difficult as mine has been,” he said. “Maybe they wouldn’t have to go through as much pain and suffering. It’s time to tell my truth.”

Dropping hints?

Some of the conflict between Herndon’s sexuality and his faith bled through a song he published last year — “Lies I Told Myself.” A sign with the word “Equality” has the most prominent place in the music video.

“Yeah, praying’s just a waste of time, so why even start,” the last verse begins. “The good Lord ain’t got time for guys like me. Forgiven’s something you won’t ever be.”

A handwritten sign appears in that verse. It reads, “I’m a sinner.”

Herndon has since reconciled who he is with God, he said. He loves God, and God loves him back.

One of the lies he told himself, he said to “Entertainment Tonight,” was that he can’t be gay and be in country music at the same time.

Now, he thinks that’s not true.

News Source: FOX31

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President Obama heads to Las Vegas to rally support for immigration overhaul, report

Published by EOTM News Editor on November 20th, 2014 - in Breaking News, News and Politics, Politics, World News

By Tammy Blanks

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President Obama: “I’ll introduce my own immigration bill if Congress doesn’t move”

Determined to go it alone, President Obama will head to Nevada on Friday to sign an executive order granting “deferred action” to two illegal immigrant groups- parents of United States citizens or legal permanent residents who have been in the country for five years, and young people who who were brought into the country illegally as of 2010.

Obama: I'll introduce my own immigration bill if Congress doesn't move

Obama will sign the executive order at the same Las Vegas high school where he unveiled his sweeping blueprint for a national immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.

Hispanics are a growing and powerful constituency in Nevada and the state serves as fertile ground for the president to rally public support.

During a 15-minute primetime speech Thursday, Obama said his administration will start accepting applications from illegal immigrants who seek the deferred actions.

Those who qualify will be granted protections for three years, Obama said, as he laid out his sweeping plan to the public Thursday night from the East Room of the White House.

“Mass amnesty would be unfair,” Obama said during the primetime address. “Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character.”

Obama, who pitched his plan as a “commonsense, middle ground approach,” said “if you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law” but warned “if you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported.”

The president did not specify how many in each “deferred action” group would be granted the new status. According to recent reports, the parental group could involve upwards of 4.5 million immigrants, with those brought into the country illegally making up close to 300,000 new applications. There are an estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

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But Republicans have been quick to criticize and say the executive action is an example of Obama stretching his powers as president.

Even before the speech, conservatives said they were willing to do whatever was necessary to stop Obama’s plan.

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will become the majority leader in January when the new congressional class is sworn-in, said Obama would regret choosing to ignore the will of the American people.

McConnell, who made his statements from the Senate floor Thursday morning, has led the charge against the president and has promised a legislative fight when Republicans take full control of Congress in 2015.

“If President Obama acts in defiance of the people and imposes his will on the country, Congress will act,” McConnell said.

Utah Rep Jason Chaffetz, who will replace Rep. Darrell Issa as chair of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News that the president’s timing on announcing the plan was “crystal clear.”

“It’s all about politics,” Chaffetz said. “He just got slaughtered in an election.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an op-ed in Politico Wednesday that if Obama acts, the new GOP majority in the Senate should retaliate by not acting on a single one of his nominees – executive or judicial – “so long as the illegal amnesty persists.”

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FBI warns law enforcement about violence after Ferguson ruling

By Tanya Blake

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Authorities in the central U.S. state of Missouri are not the only ones worried about potential violence as the city of Ferguson awaits a grand jury decision in the fatal police shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

Supporters of the late Michael Brown confront Pattie Canter, right, who backs police officer Darren Wilson, in a street demonstration in Clayton, Missouri, Nov. 17, 2014.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said the announcement in the racially charged case “will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure.” The agency issued the warning a few days ago in a bulletin obtained by news outlets.

A grand jury decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson is expected this month. The August 9 shooting has already ignited racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb and spurred violence, as Brown was black and Wilson is white.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday ahead of the decision. The order authorizes the National Guard to be deployed. Officials said the troops will serve in a backup role to assist police.

Demonstrators prepare

Demonstrators gathered Monday in Clayton, Missouri, in anticipation of the grand jury’s report. The grand jury has been hearing evidence there.

The FBI warned those looking to exploit public demonstrations could be armed. But it underscored its support for lawful protests, stressing “the importance of remaining aware of the protections afforded to all U.S. persons exercising their First Amendment rights.”

The grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Wilson has the potential to inspire public outbursts no matter which way it rules. But officials are particularly concerned that no indictment could trigger violence.

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Brown was unarmed when Wilson shot him. The officer reportedly stopped the teen and a friend as they were walking in the middle of a street.

Witnesses said Brown had his arms raised in surrender and was shot multiple times even though he had run from Wilson.

But a review of the 18-year-old’s official autopsy report found Brown may have been reaching for the officer’s weapon as police officials have reported. It indicates Brown’s wounds were consistent with Wilson’s reported claim that he and Brown struggled inside his police car.

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One Direction and U2 Gather To Record ‘Band Aid’ single For Ebola

By Dorothy Frazier

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LONDON – Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa.

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The single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, was first recorded 30 years ago after musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof inspired a host of stars to come together under the Band Aid name to help those affected by famine in Ethiopia.

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The song has been given a makeover, with words to the original version which he co-wrote with Midge Ure changed to reflect the current crisis.

“The record, it’s a song, it’s a track but it’s an event, and the next stage now is to turn it into a phenomenon like it was in the 80s,” Geldof told BBC TV as he arrived at a recording studio in west London.

He said he had spoken to British finance minister George Osborne who had agreed to forego the usual tax owed to the government from sales of the record.

Rhapsody Music Service“It very much reminds me of 30 years ago. Everyone’s bleary, pop singers, as George Osborne said, are not very good in the morning,” said Geldof, who was frontman for Irish new wave band The Boomtown Rats.

The original song from 1984, which raised 8 million pounds ($11 million), featured some of the era’s biggest acts including U2′s Bono, George Michael and David Bowie. It has been re-recorded twice in 1989 and 2004.

Bono will be joined this time by Robert Plant, frontman of rock band Led Zeppelin, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and singers Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

“It’s huge to be involved,” Niall Horan from One Direction told the BBC.

“Hopefully it goes to number one and raises a lot of money for a really worthy cause.”

Geldof earlier this week decided to remake the single after the United Nations contacted him, saying help was urgently needed to prevent the disease from spreading beyond West Africa.

Ebola has killed more than 5000 people since it broke out in West Africa earlier this year according to the World Health Organization, mostly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

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