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Trayvon Martin, died age 17

It seems as though everyone has heard of (and has an opinion) about the Trayvon Martin story. There are apparently only two sides of the story one can take without ridicule; (1) Martin was murdered by an over-zealous, racist, George Zimmerman for doing nothing other than being black, or (2) George Zimmerman was a victim of a failed system which lead to an unsafe neighborhood he felt the need to defend.

I do not take either side, because neither side is completely correct. Only two people  know what truly happened that fateful night; one of them is alive and the other isn’t. We must only examine the evidence.

The Police Report. When Sanford police arrived on the scene, they reported that there were 6 witnesses–3 men and 3 women–most of them described as “white” and the last described as “other.” The witnesses’ reports all seem to reach about the same conclusion: there was a certain amount of scuffling, cries for help from one or both parties, a gun shot, and silence. There are some who claim that the cries were that of Martin due to the fact that they stopped immediately after the gunshot. Though, this is simply speculation, it leads the general population to believe that Zimmerman confronted Martin without justification, and in a paranoid frenzy killed the young man.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency released a statement today that they are developing contracts for emergency housing camps, that are equipped to house emergency workers and “displaced citizens” within a 72-hour set-up period. These camps are available to primarily emergency workers, but allows displaced citizens opportunities of employment within the camps. The camps provide housing for up to 2,000 people per camp.

FEMA puts out contract for emergency camps to house “displaced citizens”

Sounds nice, eh? Here’s the problem:

Define “displaced.” The definition, in this case according to Google, of this word means “taken out of its usual place.” Of course, FEMA is implying that these situations which will take citizens “out of place” would be emergencies, i.e., a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, etc. And not to mention all of the false-flag operations the United States’ government has approved and executed, no pun intended, these disasters are hardly put into effect within a timely manner.

Comparisons of the 9/11 disaster to Hitler’s Reichstag Fire

In 2005, the failure of city, state, and federal government was all-too real for the people of New Orleans and several other Gulf-coast towns after Hurricane Katrina. Third-world-like conditions made the people of America sick to their stomach; bodies rotting in the street, lack of evacuation, lack of food and water for weeks at a time, and the list goes on. These people were displaced, yes. But who is displaced today?

Homelessness. In the Orlando area, and many other metropolitan areas in Florida, it is nearly illegal to be homeless. It is illegal to feed the homeless without a permit. It is illegal to wash one’s face, shave, or wash one’s clothes in a public restroom in the Orlando Metropolitan area. This legislation, only helping the rich yuppies Orlando wishes to promote, is not only harming the homeless, but causing them to continue within their homelessness. For every smell the homeless possess, they are given a dirty look. For every spot or hole in their clothing, they are looked down upon. But the fact of the matter is, that within months, that could be you and me.

The average American is nearly 6 months away from homelessness. With the current debt status, loan-sharking, and floundering dollar, we are left living paycheck-to-paycheck with little-to-no savings. Without a savings account, or area within one’s budget, everyone is one check-engine light, one broken arm, one layoff away from being homeless.

Yet, we separate ourselves by using the terms “they” and “us.” The only difference between the average homeless person and the average person is one word. And once someone has lost their home, are they not… displaced?

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‘Don’t Tread on’ Ed Dillard has taken the Ron Paul community by storm, though has barely been mentioned throughout mainstream media. On Tuesday, after an incident involving Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, Dillard was left with a fractured foot and ruffled feathers, but no apology, even though it was requested by Jesse Benton, spokesperson for the Ron Paul Campaign.

“They say the culture of an organization is a reflection of its top executive and today’s deplorable behavior against Ron Paul supporter Eddie Dillard in Florida reflects very poorly on Congressman Gingrich,” said Mr. Benton, “I call on Congressman Gingrich to publicly apologize to Mr. Dillard.”

Credit to MSNBC Media

But has an apology come? Not one. A word from the Gingrich Campaign? Nada.

As I personally searched the web under any tag I could possibly think of, I found minimum articles pertaining to the incident, and only a singular article mentioning the fact that Mr. Dillard’s foot was fractured:

Ron Paul supporter says Gingrich security officer fractured his foot

Of which, hardly mentions the severity of the situation.

Is this what our political campaigns have come to? Obvious schoolyard-like bullying tactics that result to obvious ignorance among public media and little-to-no reaction among voters?

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Credit to The Texas Tribune

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again. All one sees anymore are campaign commercials. Even from the other room we are inundated with “I’m so-and-so, and I approve this message.” In Florida, the Republican Primary Campaign has taken over, leaving little room for the idea of an Obama-won Florida, and (through recent polls) an assumed Romney win. But why does everyone care so much about the little Sunshine State? Delegates.

A delegate is simply this; a member of the pre-election Electoral College. Each state is allowed a certain number of delegates, typically corresponding to the percentage of population a particular state has in comparison to the rest of the country, and Florida holds the largest amount of delegates we’ve seen in any other caucus this year: 50, however, only in a winner-takes-all situation.

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