Do the other two guys own a house and are they panhandling for money to buy land? One lady from my Facebook page thinks they might have a house over by Kennedy High School (which is a nice part of town).
Do you give money to panhandlers?
Do the other two guys own a house and are they panhandling for money to buy land? One lady from my Facebook page thinks they might have a house over by Kennedy High School (which is a nice part of town).
Do you give money to panhandlers?
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) — Getting foot traffic into Westdale Mall has become a big priority for city leaders who want to see it thrive. “The west side is one of the fastest growing sides of town,” says Mayor Ron Corbett. Banking on those numbers, real estate developers in talks with the city want to put 90 million dollars into tranforming the half-empty complex, currently being held together by stores like JC Penney and Younkers. Developers want to take that 90 million dollars and create what they describe as a city within a city. The two big stores J.C. Penney’s and Younkers would stay and they would build around those with condos, retail stores, a park and maybe even a hotel. City Council members will vote on the 90 million dollar plan at Tuesday’s council meeting.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) – Investigators say a puppy found dead outside a Cedar Rapids school died from natural causes. Last month, several viewers called CBS 2 believing the puppy was killed by kids outside of Taylor Elementary. The puppy was transported to ames for further investigation. This afternoon, the Cedar Rapids School District told CBS 2 the results of that examination turned upno evidence of abuse. They say the puppy had a significant amount of heart disease and likely died of heart failure.
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/ FOX 28)—The Cedar Rapid’s Animal Care and Control group held their third annual PAWS for the Holidays Bazaar and Silent Auction Saturday in hopes of raising money to care for the city’s stray and surrendered animals.There was fine jewelry, Christmas baskets, and more than a dozen volunteers dressed as elves at the event. Shoppers browsed more than 120 items, shelling out big bucks for homeless animals. “This money helps get it that extra special veterinary care.” Webber says the city’s $800,000 budget just doesn’t cover the shelter’s needs. “Some of the stuff has to come through donations,” Webber said. The money isn’t just for medical care but also for making more room for the animals. The shelter houses approximately 150 stray dogs and cats and surrendered pets per day.
They’re hoping some of the money will go toward the new shelter they’re opening October 2013 at Kirkwood Community College.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) — It’s the end of the school day at Taylor School on the southwest side. Children rush to the buses and others to cars with their parents. At school district headquarters, a joint press conference with school leaders and police.“It is a school persons worst nightmare,” says Dr. Dave Benson, Superintendent.The nightmare, Dr. Benson referred to stems from the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. District leaders took time Friday to easethe minds of Cedar Rapids parents, reminding them of the safetymeasures the district takes to keep schools safe. “We do have a lock door policy and a buzz in policy,” says Benson. District leaders say while they can’t go into detailed specifics of the Active Shooter Response and Awareness plan, they can tell us police response teams are constantly training and ready. Police and school officials are also urging parents to have an appropriate conversation with their children about protecting themselves at school. “We’re not wanting to create fear or paranoia amongst our community but to better prepare it, the only way we can prepare for something like this is to educate,” says Sgt. Cristy Hamblin.
Since I am apparently locked out of my Facebook account I have a little extra time to do a blog about an environmental catastrophe that isn’t being discussed in the mainstream media across the nation that both fascinates me and frightens me at the same time. The Louisiana Sinkhole is located in the Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish in the State of Louisiana. I hope I said that right. Some people don’t think a little sinkhole in Louisiana will impact us here in Iowa but there is a lot of speculation on the internet that this sinkhole could impact people across the entire country because it sits near the New Madrid Fault Line.
Not only has Brandon Raub been kidnapped by the government but he has been moved three hours away from his family and isn’t being allowed phone calls until they figure out where they want to put him they being the State of Virginia.
I watched the “Fox News Report” and I am not impressed with their reporting. I am thankful that the Rutherford Institute is defending Brandon Raub, a Marine Veteran who exercised his First Amendment rights, his Freedom of Speech. The more I learn about him the more interested I am in seeing him set free.
Here is the story as Fox News perceives it: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/20/outcry-after-military-veteran-detained-for-anti-government-facebook-posts/ http://video.foxnews.com/v/1797150992001/
First of all the “special guests” aren’t psychiatrists, and that guy, Fred, he is a former federal prosecutor who had to at some time swear to uphold the Constitution himself! I wonder if he’s ever fought in a war or if any of his children served? It’s no wonder Raub’s mother didn’t trust the Mainstream Media to give her son a fair shake.
Here are some highlights from their interview:
“Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia’s Chesterfield County questioned him Thursday evening about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.””
A little research from the news would have been good! That quote is from a song “Sharpen up my ax I am back, I’m here to sever heads” is from a song called “Bring me Down” by Saigon. I’ve seen thousands of posts of people quoting songs. I know that my own kids have done it. I’ve questioned them. No one questioned Brandon but turned him in? Who turned him in?
“The big concern, Whitehead said, is whether government officials are monitoring citizens’ private Facebook pages and detaining people with whom they disagree. “Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said there was no Facebook snooping by her agency.”
“We received quite a few complaints about what we’re perceived as threatening posts,” she said. “Given the circumstances with the things that have gone on in the country with some of these mass shootings, it would be horrible for law enforcement not to pay attention to complaints.””
Who did they receive these complaints from? Did the people complaining go down and fill out the proper paperwork to have Brandon committed? Clearly, they did not. I wonder if these complainers ever met Brandon? Now if they had and had worries then I wouldn’t feel so strongly about my wish for him to be let go!
“Raub’s supporters characterized the detention as an arrest, complaining he was handcuffed and whisked away in a police cruiser without being served a warrant or read his rights. But authorities say it wasn’t an arrest because Raub doesn’t face criminal charges.”
HE WAS ARRESTED FOR RESISTING ARREST!
“Col. Thierry Dupuis, the county police chief, said Raub was taken into custody upon the recommendation of mental health crisis intervention workers. He said the action was taken under the state’s emergency custody statute, which allows a magistrate to order the civil detention and psychiatric evaluation of a person who is considered potentially dangerous.”
“He said Raub was handcuffed because he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody.”
This is nothing but rhetoric to justify the upcoming arrests of more of our troops who question/criticize the government. This is wrong and there is nothing “free” about a country that arrests people for disagreeing with them and their policies. ESPECIALLY when these people WENT TO WAR to “protect our freedom”!
Thankfully, we have realistic journalism with Ben Swann and the “Reality Check”
Help Brandon and others like him who’ve had their constitutional rights violated! Donate! https://www.donation-net.net/donation/donation1.cfm?dn=1034&source=8&CFID=15298476&CFTOKEN=62079510
Judge orders release of detained Marine Veteran: http://wtvr.com/2012/08/23/brandon-raub-judge-orders-release-of-detained-marine-veteran-freed/
As this story grows I will continue it on this post.
It started with this video for me:
But it was the story that was on #ABCWorldNews was what caught my attention when it comes to this particular story. Apparently people in Russia have become restless and the leaders have arrested a few of their leaders to send a “message to the masses”
Then there was his Mothers plea that nearly made me cry when I read it aloud:
I ask that you pray for our country and my son Brandon Raub. He has been arrested by the FBI and Secret Service for his CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to express his FREEDOM OF SPEECH on Facebook.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
He is a decorated US MARINE that served in 2 wars for our country.
He is being held for psychiatric evaluation to see if he is “fit for society” they will not tell me where he is and they will not return my phone calls.
I know what they are trying to do, and they will not win. They will try to SLAP PTSD on him, they will say he is unstable. THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT!
Is this what it comes to? Is this MY AMERICA I grew up in? Where are those that are weary of the deliberate stripping and tearing down of our US CONSTITUTION! Were are those that will stand and rise and say “enough is enough” we want out country back. Where are those that adhere, embrace and stand up for the US CONSTITUTION.
I will not be silent, I will not PASSIVELY stand back and do nothing. I will hold the Constitution high and remind our government of our rights. I will lift it up to my Father in heaven and cry GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!
I AM PROUD OF MY SON. He his one of the most logical, clear-minded, stable, LOVER OF GOD and COUNTRY men that I know.
HE is a Patriot whose time has come. Wake up America! Wake UP!
Here is the original video I was having difficulty seeing it so I turned it
Why was Raub Brandon Arrested? Was he “detained” for a mental evaluation?
Here is a link to that story (press here)
There was a picture on Facebook that explained that there would be a radio show on this story.
PATRIOT TAKEN FROM HOME WITHOUT CHARGES
SPECIAL REPORT From WTPN Liberty Hour
10:30pm EST- 7:30pm PST
WTPN will be publishing a Liberty Hour radio show special with Brandon J Raub’s brother and mother this evening! Brandon is a WTPN partner and we will stand by him in all ways possible! This is NOT a NDAA issue or is it the result of a bogus CIA list circulating across FaceBook! All available information will be revealed by our guests this evening so please resist the temptation to spread half truths and false information as this will only serve to make this very important story lose all credibility! Thanks for your cooperation and understanding !!! Listen here: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-118018/TS-657110.mp3
Posted by Brent Raub,
Last night, August 16th 2012, around 7:30pm I came home to find Chesterfield County Police cars and civilian looking cars surrounding my home. By the time I arrived my brother was on our porch already in handcuffs.
There were multiple Chesterfield Policemen as well as FBI and Secret Service agents. The agents were in street clothes and some had on sunglass which they refused to remove. I never saw a FBI badge at any point. I have video of a police officer stating it was indeed FBI and Secret Service.
My brother was put into a Chesterfield Police car and driven away. Their reason for taking him specifically is due to facebook posts that are apparently seen as an act of terrorism.
To those of you who question my brother’s motives I say this. He is the most logical and sound minded person I have ever known. Not to mention a Marine and decorated war Hero. His mind is focused and his heart is pure.
He was taken away because he spoke the truth. And, also because someone reported him to the police as a potential threat. To this person, I say shame on you. How dare you. This person does not know my brother and holds no authority to speak on his character.
The truth is Bankers control our Government’s agenda. My brother is a true patriot, who is only attempting to change the country he so dearly loves for the better. Do not shun is methods for he is the true voice of the people.
Now is the time to act and CHANGE this corrupt system that butchers good men.
Brandon is being held for 72 hours for evaluation by the powers that be. If you’re able to donate to his legal defense fund here is a link to do so: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8LqA0?psid=30813f268825455cb13753f3ef838728
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“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
I cannot believe they are going to hold him for another thirty days! UNREAL!
Cathleen Thomas talks to Adam Kokesh
Adam Kokesh interviews Brandon Raub
Are you free? Can you say whatever you want? Do you really have “freedom of speech” in the United States of America? Are you being watched? Can you be arrested for something you type in the heat of the moment? Can you be arrested for posting lyrics to a song that you didn’t write?
The answer to all those questions is YES. You’re free to do all those things but if government officials interpret your postings as a threat they will disrupt your life to detain and study you.
Sadly, in America, not only has someone been arrested for posting lyrics to a song that he didn’t write but he has been detained without any referral by friends or family members. Yes folks, big brother can come and take you from your family to have you evaluated.
Brandon Raub is a Marine Veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Brandon was recently arrested by the FBI and local police for “resisting arrest”. He is being held for thirty days so that the government can study him and conduct an “mental evaluation” all because they didn’t like what he was saying on Facebook.
Where is the mainstream media on this? Well the family clearly doesn’t trust them but they spoke to Adam Kokesh with Adam vs The Man in this exclusive interview.
Brandon Raub’s sister Brittany said “Brandon Raub is the most sane person I know, there is no question about his sanity in anyway” “He loves his country, he is a true patriot.” “He is willing to stand up when others will walk away”. Raub’s brother, Brent Raub, said “the people need to know that they need to question everything, I am not even trying to convince you right now, I would ask that you take this and you go question it” “do not believe everything you hear do not believe the media”
Cathleen Thomas, mother of Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub continued saying “alternative sources and places to look for the truth instead of Fox, CNN, and NBC, listen
“they’re all bought” okay, they’re all bought, they’re all sold out, and they’re all in bed with “big brother” and they’re not going to tell you the truth and they don’t want to tell you the truth, they want you to be comfortable keeping you where they want you. With emphasis she continues by saying “they create everything that you want to see and they call that truth”
“It’s a dangerous time for our country” said Cathleen. “There are stories going on all over our country, and I mean horrific stories from mothers that I’ve spoken to where their children are being detained, this isn’t new, they’re trying to shut people up.”
The Rutherford Institute is stepping up and offering Raub legal assistance. The Rutherford Institute, is a nonprofit civil liberties organization, that provides legal assistance at no charge to individuals whose constitutional rights have been threatened or violated.
According to a press release written By Ray Daudani of WWBT NBC12 “Law enforcement officials have stated in press reports that Raub was not arrested. However, as attorney John Whitehead points out, if the police have put handcuffs on you and you’re being held against your will, that qualifies as an arrest. In a hearing before a judge on August 20, government officials again pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration. Ignoring Raub’s explanations about the fact that the FB posts were being read out of context and his attorney’s First Amendment defense, the judge agreed that Raub should be incarcerated at a VA hospital for up to 30 more days. Rutherford Institute attorneys are working to challenge Raub’s detention and the highly unconstitutional nature of the government’s actions.”
Here is a telephone interview Adam Kokesh with Brandon Raub at the John Randolph Medical Center near Richmond, Virginia.
What’s the buzz about anyway? Here is a link with Brandon’s Facebook rants in a video (for those who couldn’t see his Facebook because you refuse to have one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4yXCzhsZs
How many other people have been detained for making comments about the government? How many of our vets undergo “mental evaluations” by the government due to their Facebook rants? This is something we should all be alarmed about! There is no liberty. What happened to our Freedom of Speech and expression? Have we lost our way? What are we going to do to get it back? Life is too short to live without liberty!
Rebekah Yocum in a support group on Facebook said: “In case you guys haven’t heard: BREAKING NEWS ABOUT BRANDON. He is being transported away from his family, they are trying to make it difficult for his family to contact him. We need to spread this word now.
In the meantime, the admins of this page are busy breaking this news to everyone we know. And we know many. So if you see a problem arise with someone saying anything on here that you don’t agree with, instead of answering them or talking to them, just leave it be. Continue your talks in other areas, on other status’. If we did’t have much time before now to sit and take care of these issues, please keep in mind we have a lot to care for at this exact moment.
WE MUST SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT BRANDON. HE IS BEING MOVED TO THE VA HOSPITAL IN SALEM VA. PRESS PLEASE CONTACT NISHA WHITEHEAD.” 1-434-426-6168
Here is something he wrote in November 2011:
by Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 7:00am ·
America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave. This is the land of Thomas Jefferson. This is the land of Benjamin Franklin. This is the land of Fredrick Douglas. This is the land of Smedley Butler. This is the land John F. Kennedy. This is the land of Martin Luther King. This is the land where the cowboy wins. This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top. This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can suceed and build a better life for you and your family. This is the land where every race coexists peacefully. This is the land where justice wins. This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns. This is the land where we help the poor, and people help eachother. This is land where people beat racism.
The federal reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of gread and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.
We have allowed ourselves to be devieced and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The federal reserve is artificially manipulating interests rates and creating phony economic data. This thing has decieved our entire nation.
They created it 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies. They operate of greed and fear.
There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the feedoms of other people.
I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment. This system we have created works. It really works.
There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.
Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of goverment.
Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.
We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts. They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress. They have monopolies on everything.
This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.
These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.
They are controlling your media. They have dumbed you down through your school systems. They have systematically dismantled the constitution. It is in rags.
The bill of rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.
Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are loosing their limbs. They are loosing their lives. They are loosing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.
They have done some extroadinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They decieved our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!
September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.
Your leaders betrayed you.
You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.
These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate facism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.
There is hope. BUT WE MUST TAKE OUR REPUBLIC BACK.
It’s no wonder Brandon’s mother didn’t want Fox News doing this story. They painted him in a bad light and didn’t even do their homework. All the more reason not to see them as credible. Here is the story: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/20/outcry-after-military-veteran-detained-for-anti-government-facebook-posts/
Here is the song:
Are the thought police going to lock up every veteran who quotes songs on Facebook?
I am a delegate from Linn County Iowa. I am a Ron Paul supporter and I feel like my candidate has been ignored since coming second in the Iowa Straw Poll on August 13, 2011.
I have seen Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul in person. Of all the candidates, Ron Paul is the one that resonated with me. He made so much sense! He touched on almost all the issues that really matter to the average American.
I wonder if only radical pro-life people participate in the grueling platform process? Perhaps the average Republican is really pro-choice? All I know is the people that attended the platform committee I was at were people who are totally against abortion. They spent hours and hours debating life issues on March 10, 2012. I have a difficult time believing any true ‘pro-life’ person is comfortable with the establishments pick, pro-choice advocate, Mitt Romney.
Are American’s shallow? Mitt Romney is probably the prettiest candidate in the running on the republican ticket but is he even a republican? I wonder if he’s even read the Constitution!
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Our troops are Ron Paul’s top contributors!
The only true pro-American, pro-life, pro-liberty, conservative candidate in the running is Congressman Ron Paul. Ron Paul has rock star status! Ron Paul’s campaign has energized the youth vote. He relates to the average American. His support is swelling on the ground and the republican’s are still stuck on the frontrunner picked by the mainstream media!
While the mainstream media touts Mitt Romney as the “front runner”, Ron Paul supporters all over the country are taking over the Republican Party from within. Will there be a brokered convention? Chances of that happening are high.
The mainstream media is stuck in the rut with Romney.
If the true goal was to “beat Obama” than why are the establishment Republican’s running with someone who is parallel to Obama?
Anyone paying attention knows that there is something fishy about this presidential nomination!
In Alaska the new GOP Chair prevailed victory for Ron Paul.
In Louisiana, Ron Paul won the caucus but there isn’t any real media coverage.
Then there is Maine, need I say more?
The gig is up.
Romney is no different than Obama. If the Republican Party really wants to “beat Obama” then we need to elect Ron Paul.
The media has picked enough presidents. It’s the people’s turn to pick our president!