Exclusive: Read the DHS bulletin on Thursday’s “Nationwide Day of Rage” #ferguson

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I have obtained an Information Bulletin that originated in the Threat Management Division (TMD) of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS.) I have posted the whole bulletin online here and also embedded it at the bottom of this post. The bulletin is unclassified but For Official Use Only (FOUO.)

The information bulletin number is FPS HQ IB-006-2014.

Here’s the overview section:

Anonymous is calling for a “Nationwide Day of Rage” on Thursday, August 21. The demonstrations are
purported to protest the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, and subsequent police actions. Currently, there
is no information to indicate there will be civil disobedience at these protests.

From the details section:

Information has been received from various law enforcement sources, other federal agencies as well as open
source outlets indicating Anonymous has issued a call to action, calling for a “Nationwide Day of Rage” on
Thursday, August 21.

Anonymous is an asymmetric associated international network of hacktivist and activists entities known for a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious and corporate websites as well
as with individuals associated with the group wearing Guy Fawkes masks. Anonymous members have
garnered law enforcement attention for activities targeted against US government agencies, media, military
contractors, military personnel and police officers.

The demonstrations are purported to protest the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, the subsequent police
actions against protesters in the city as well as in support of the demonstrators demanding the prosecution of the
identified police officer.

Currently there is no indication that protests are expected to become violent. However, recent protests in
Ferguson have resulted in violence, property damage and subsequent arrests.

The details then list event locations and times for events in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Carson City, Chicago, Columbus (OH), Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Durham, Lansing, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City (Manhattan),  Newark, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington, DC.

More on the bulletin can be found below.

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ISIS video shows beheading of reporter James Wright Foley

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I am not showing or linking to the video of the beheading of American reporter James Wright Foley here. He was beheaded by ISIS, who also threatened another American journalist in a statement on the video.

More from ABC News:

A disturbing video posted online appears to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while covering the Syrian conflict in 2012.

In the video a man who appears to be Foley, dressed in orange, kneels beside an armed man clad in black. Foley delivers a statement condemning U.S. action in Iraq and says that the U.S. government is his “real killers.”

“For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality,” Foley says in halting speech. “I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope of freedom of seeing my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American.”

Seconds later, the figure dressed in black brandishes a knife and identifies himself as with the Islamic State, the name the brutal terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took on after its leader declared himself the leader of all Muslims.

“Today your military air force has attacked us daily… Your strikes have caused casualties amongst Muslims,” the figure in black says. He then addresses President Obama directly, saying “any attempt… to deny the Muslims their right to live in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.”

Foley is then killed. The video continues, showing American Steven Sotloff, who has written for national publications like Time, also dressed in orange and on his knees.

This minor league manager gets ejected; watch what happens next

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Watch the video below to see more on this meltdown, as reported by WMBF:

The Pelicans are in the national spotlight again, and if the viral video from Saturday’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans away game is any indication, you don’t want to get on Manager Joe Mikulik’s bad side.

While arguing a call at home plate with umpire Adam Beck during the fifth inning of the game against the Salem Red Sox, Mikulik was ejected – he angrily points at the umpire’s face, throws his helmet, and kicks dirt at the umpire’s feet. Mikulik even reenacts the play by Luis Mendez, sliding feet first into home plate twice.

It’s what happens next that made national news: Mikulik proceeds to remove his shoes and baseball jersey, and lays them over home plate, before making a defiant “Safe” signal and storming off the field.

“That’s enough, Joe,” the announcer says as the animated Pelicans manager walks off, barefoot.

Here’s the video:

Chick-fil-a adds chicken and waffles to breakfast menu

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Chick Fil A has added several items to its breakfast menu for a limited time, but only in middle Georgia. This potentially means they are market testing the items there.

AJC.com reports that the  items include:

  • maple waffles- “baked with real maple syrup inside and a caramelized sugar crunch (300 calories)”
  • multigrain oatmeal with fresh fruit- “steel cut oatmeal is slow-cooked and has flax, whole wheat and buckwheat ” (140 calories)
  • cinnamon swirls- “cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing (310 calories)”
  • egg white chicken grill- “toasted whole wheat English muffin with grilled chicken, egg whites and American cheese” (300 calories)”
  • greek yogurt parfait- “honey-flavored greek yogurt topped with fresh berries and your choice of Harvest Nut granola or chocolate cookie crumbs (110 calories)”
  • chicken and waffle- “pressure cooked in 100 percent peanut oil served with the maple waffle  (440 calories)”

ABC News shocked to discover the Pope is Catholic

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Johee Choo of ABC News, reporting from South Korea:

During his trip in South Korea today, Pope Francis stopped to pray at a monument for aborted children, a rare gesture as he has been known to avoid such culturally sensitive issues.

Just because Johee Choo was either not paying attention (or is just going with what the media narrative is regarding Pope Francis) doesn’t mean he has ignored “culturally sensitive issues” since he became Pope.

Some (not even close to all) previous statements on abortion made by Pope Francis after he became Pope (there are plenty of others made when he was still a Cardinal) are below. A longer, but still incomplete, list is also online.

June 16, 2013:

All too often, as we know from experience, people do not choose life, they do not accept the ‘Gospel of Life’ but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others.

…As a result, the living God is replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death.

July 17, 2013

Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.

July 28, 2013:

All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.

August 6, 2013:

Human life must always be defended from its beginning in the womb and must be recognised as a gift of God that guarantees the future of humanity.

September 20, 2013:

Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection. And every elderly person…even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded, as the ‘culture of waste’ suggests!

Additionally, there are plenty of other statements by the pontiff on other “sensitive” subjects, including same-sex “marriage” since he took office and while he was still Cardinal.

American Catholics say a special prayer for peace in Iraq in Mass today

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A statement from the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops from August 7:

The chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the U.S. bishops to invite the people of their dioceses to pray for peace in Iraq on Sunday, August 17. Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, made the request, August 6, sending the bishops the text of a prayer written by the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako. Bishop Pates recounted the struggles of Christians and others in Iraq who have faced the destruction, burning and looting of churches, homes and businesses and, under threat of the Islamic State (ISIS) to join their extremist brand of Islam, have fled for their lives. Accordingly, he urged Catholics to let their elected representatives know of their concern that humanitarian assistance reach Christian and other religious minorities who are suffering in Iraq, Syria and other countries.

Patriarch Sako’s prayer:

Lord, The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening. Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience, and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope. Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy. Glory be to you forever.

“Florida Man” Trifecta

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ActionNewsJax.com:

Jacob Jaquett was startled as he was trying to help a friend move in Mayport. He saw a naked man with a 3 to 4 foot sword.

“I was honestly kind of scared because I didn’t know what he had with him or what was going on,” Jaquett said.
He says the man charged at people and screamed at them, as seen in viewer-submitted video.

Action News called the sheriff’s office multiple times to get more information.

Officials could only say there was a call to service at the complex and couldn’t tell us anything else.

Jaquett says other members of the complex were able to get the man to put the sword down.

NY Daily News:

A South Florida man busted stealing thousands of dollars- worth of loot from a store told police and a judge his name was “Ima Thief.”

Police in Sunrise say the brazen bandit was trying to skulk out of an electronics store on North University Drive with two stolen TVs and other gear on Thursday when he was stopped by security, NBC Miami reported.

Police arrived and the man tried to flee, but was arrested.

At a bond hearing Thursday, the man told Broward Judge John Fry the same thing he told cops — his given name was Ima Thief.

ABC News:

A sleeping driver awakened by police at a Florida intersection led authorities on a chase before being arrested in a gated community.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 21-year-old Joslet Jean-Charles was asleep behind the wheel of a 2003 Ford Taurus at a busy intersection in Greenacres, Florida, about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

When a patrol car pulled in front of Jean-Charles, he awoke, drove around the police and fled. He abandoned the vehicle in front of the Waterway Village development.

Police did not initially find Jean-Charles, but arrested him at an address found on a bill inside the car.

Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the BVM for Roman Catholics. It’s a Holy Day of Obligation (this a reminder to all Catholics reading this that you need to go to Mass today.)

Here’s the definition of the Assumption as defined infallibly by Pope Pius XII in 1950 in Munificentissimus Deus:

The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory

Jimmy Akin has 12 facts about the Assumption if you want to read more on the topic.

Prayer for the Assumption of Mary:

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Navy orders Navy Lodges to put Bibles back into rooms

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Stars & Stripes has the breaking news:

Gideons Bibles are going back into Navy lodges.

The Navy on Thursday ordered the Bibles returned to rooms and said it is reviewing a decision by the Navy Exchange to remove them from its worldwide network of military hotels.

Atheists had cheered a victory after a complaint prompted the exchange to begin moving the Bibles to its lost-and-found bins this summer, but the Navy said the decision was made without consulting senior leadership.

“That decision and our religious accommodation policies with regard to the placement of religious materials are under review,” Navy spokesman Cmdr. Ryan Perry wrote in an email to Stars and Stripes.  “While that review is under way, religious materials removed from Navy Lodge rooms will be returned.”

This is a loss for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and for Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Notre Dame named most delusional college sports fan base

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CollegeSpun.com rates Notre Dame Football Fans as #1 in The 10 Most Delusional Fan Bases In College Sports:

Is there a more overrated team in all of sports? Over the last 20 years, the Fighting Irish are a woeful 3-10 in the most important games of them all — bowl games. Plus, they posted an 0-4 record in BCS bowl contests, including a 42-14 whooping at the hands of Alabama in the 2012 BCS title game. They haven’t won a national title since 1988.

Despite these blatant facts, Notre Dame fans still consider the Fighting Irish to be an elite program. Need more proof? Notre Dame has only two 10-win seasons since 1994. Northwestern also has two 10-win seasons since 1994. That’s all you need to know.

The fans of the Fighting Irish are as delusional as any in all of college sports. They view their team as an elite and respected program even though they have had relatively no real success for an entire generation. Obviously Notre Dame has an extensive history, one of the grandest in all of college football, but that history is buried deep in the past. But good luck getting any Fighting Irish fans to admit that.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Notre Dame Football Fans
  2. Kentucky Basketball Fans
  3. Arkansas Football Fans
  4. Indiana Basketball Fans
  5. Oregon Football Fans
  6. Syracuse Basketball Fans
  7. Alabama Football Fans
  8. UCLA Basketball Fans
  9. Michigan Football Fans
  10. South Carolina Football Fans

I have to also excerpt the #10 entry in the list since the state of South Carolina was named #1 for college football thanks to the Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers:

The Gamecocks’ fans see their beloved program as one of the best in the SEC. But in order to be the best, you do have to win some big bowl games, right? Sure the Gamecocks have won three consecutive postseason games, but not once in the entire 16-year era did they even play in a BCS contest. Furthermore, in the 22 years that SC has played in the SEC, they’ve finished with a losing record in-conference 12 times. It’s only been the last three seasons, which all featured 11 wins, that South Carolina has put up double-digit victories since moving conferences.

Many South Carolina fans consider the Gamecocks an elite program but it is far, far too premature to put them in that category. They have had some big personalities come through Columbia lately, including the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft Jadeveon Clowney and their current coach Steve Spurrier. The attention that these personalities have received, much of it off the field, has helped build South Carolina fan’s delusion considerably.