January 19th, 2015
David Crowley, wrote and directed the movie, "Gray State." The trailer for the film shows FEMA agents spying on and killing hundreds of Americans.
The tagline for the film is "The Second American Revolution may not be remembered."
The entire family was found dead in their home, with Christmas presents lying on their front porch....and the front door ajar
A couple and their child were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Apple Valley, police said Sunday.
The three bodies were found Saturday in their rambler home on Ramsdell Drive, after Apple Valley police were called about 1 p.m.
Police would not identify the victims Sunday. A neighbor who discovered the bodies said they were David Crowley; his wife, Komel; and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani.
The neighbor, Collin Prochnow, said he had a passing acquaintance with the family. His wife, Judy, said, "Our grandkids would go over and play with their daughter."
It isn't known exactly when the three died, but the Prochnows believe it was near Christmas. That's when they stopped seeing signs of life in the house.
"I assumed they had gone somewhere for Christmas," said Collin Prochnow.
The neighbors became suspicious last week when they noticed the same lights on in the home day and night.
Collin Prochnow decided to check on them Saturday. As he approached the front door, he noticed Christmas presents sitting unopened on the doorstep.
He peered into the house and saw three bodies and a handgun on the floor and then called police.
According to police radio messages recorded by MnPoliceClips.com, police reported finding the "obviously deceased bodies" on the first floor of the home, along with a "very angry dog."
"That dog looked thin, and he was already skinny to begin with," Prochnow said.According to David Crowley's LinkedIn profile, he served in the U.S. Army. "After five years I had had enough, and left to pursue filmmaking," the profile says.
Crowley, who attended the Minnesota School of Business, wrote and directed a movie, "Gray State." The trailer for the film shows FEMA agents spying on and killing hundreds of Americans. The tagline for the film is "The Second American Revolution may not be remembered."
YouTube videos show him promoting the film at several events, including at a Ron Paul rally in Florida in 2012.
Twin Cities actor Charles Hubbell starred in the trailer for "Gray State," which appears to appeal to conspiracy theorists.
The bodies of David Crowley, his wife, Komel Crowley, and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani, were discovered in their home at 1051 Ramsdell Drive, Apple Valley, in an apparent murder-suicide. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)
Hubbell said he doesn't believe that Crowley, whom he described as efficient, disciplined, passionate and inspirational, believed fully in all the conspiracy theories of government takeover that make up his film.
"When we talked about 'Gray State' I told him I'm not really into conspiracies," Hubbell said Sunday. "I told him I'm a Buddhist/atheist/tree-hugging liberal, and with a wink in his eye, he said, 'I'm just trying to get something out there.' He always had that wink in his eye. He told me he had found a niche, a target audience and could feed off that niche."
The Crowley family would come to the Hubbell house for dinner and when they left at the end of the night, Hubbell said he and his wife would stand in the doorway watching the couple leave and say, "It's always great to have young, gorgeous people come to our house and look as happy as they are," Hubbell said. "They were gorgeous, and they had this happy and bubbly and talkative child."
David and Komel Crowley met and married within three months, Hubbell said.
The pair met in Texas, where Komel lived and where Crowley was stationed. They married shortly before Crowley deployed to Iraq.
"They knew right away that they were a team and that their marriage was going to happen," Hubbell said.
Crowley's LinkedIn profile shows he was in the military from June 2004 to August 2009 and was stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany, as well as Texas.
After the couple moved to the Twin Cities, Komel, who was a registered dietitian, received a master's in public health in nutrition from the University of Minnesota in 2012, according to her website, www.mindbodydietitian.com</a>.
The Crowleys had talked to the Hubbells about moving to Los Angeles, where Komel could pursue a career as a dietitian and Crowley could work as a writer and filmmaker.
Hubbell said he was "blindsided" and "shocked" by news of the deaths.
"He seemed more grounded and focused than would lend itself to anything chaotic," Hubbell said. "The entire time I worked with him there was nothing aggressive or chaotic or strange or abnormal. He was one of the ones I was hanging my hat on, one who was going to succeed."
Twin Cities director and filmmaker Paul von Stoetzel said that David Crowley and his colleagues were good people and had huge dreams for their film careers. Von Stoetzel had met with Crowley early on about possibly writing the script for "Gray State."
Von Stoetzel said people liked and respected Crowley and his business partner, Mitch Heil, who ran a video production company with David Crowley and also co-owned with Crowley the Bullet Exchange, a company that trained actors to use weapons and military and police gear in film.
Heil said Sunday he was "heartbroken" over the deaths.
"He's been one of my best friends since high school," he said.
He said the couple had a "great marriage."
The two men were friends in high school and then joined the Army together. After basic training, they were stationed in different places but came back together again in the Twin Cities to form their actor-training company.
Heil hadn't spoken to Crowley since September when they parted ways in business. He said it was normal for Crowley to hunker down to write and then surface several months later, so he didn't think it was odd that they hadn't spoken.
Crowley was a charismatic leader and creative person, Heil said.
"When it came to business stuff, he was the brains behind everything. I was just there assisting him to reach his vision."
Although Crowley had met with people in California about getting "Gray State" made, nothing had panned out, Heil said.
"He was a great person, a great friend," he said.
Police didn't issue any other details about the crime. The investigation continues, with the help of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County sheriff's office.
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January 19th, 2015
Martin Luther King III recently criticized the Ferguson riots and violence against police for being contrary to what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned.
King stated in an interview with the Washington Times:
“My father’s approach to the most brutal and unambiguous social injustices during the civil rights struggle was rooted in nonviolence as a morally and tactically correct response. In no way do I, nor would my father, condone any ‘ends justify the means’ behavior.”
After deciding not to file charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, violence broke out in Ferguson, leaving seven citizens and four police officers injured.
In Brooklyn, two NYPD officers were murdered.
In his interview, Mr. King emphasized the importance of nonviolence and communication:
“I would say to these young people, you are not unheard. Your disillusionment deserves to be addressed inside and outside the university through cross-cultural dialogue, which should include a greater understanding of oppression. Only then can your anger be positively redirected through the time-honored process of nonviolence my father utilized to obtain his greatest moral victories in seeking justice and fairness for all.”
Mr. King has also advocated for communication across party lines. He thinks that liberal blacks should reach out to and engage in dialogue with members of the Tea Party. In an appearance on MSNBC he stated, “The only way you change is you have to at least be communicating.”
h/t: The Washington Times
January 18th, 2015
UK Daily Mail
By David Rose for The Mail on Sunday
The Nasa climate scientists who claimed 2014 set a new record for global warmth last night admitted they were only 38 per cent sure this was true.
In a press release on Friday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) claimed its analysis of world temperatures showed ‘2014 was the warmest year on record’.
The claim made headlines around the world, but yesterday it emerged that GISS’s analysis – based on readings from more than 3,000 measuring stations worldwide – is subject to a margin of error. Nasa admits this means it is far from certain that 2014 set a record at all.
Yet the Nasa press release failed to mention this, as well as the fact that the alleged ‘record’ amounted to an increase over 2010, the previous ‘warmest year’, of just two-hundredths of a degree – or 0.02C. The margin of error is said by scientists to be approximately 0.1C – several times as much.
As a result, GISS’s director Gavin Schmidt has now admitted Nasa thinks the likelihood that 2014 was the warmest year since 1880 is just 38 per cent. However, when asked by this newspaper whether he regretted that the news release did not mention this, he did not respond. Another analysis, from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, drawn from ten times as many measuring stations as GISS, concluded that if 2014 was a record year, it was by an even tinier amount.
Therefore it is impossible to conclude from our analysis which of 2014, 2010, or 2005 was actually the warmest year… the Earth’s average temperature for the past decade has changed very little.’
Scientists disagree over its significance, but there is little doubt that the rapid warming of the 1980s and early 1990s has slowed – although greenhouse gas emissions have surged.
Bob Ward, of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change, said the new figures showed the notion that global warming had ‘stopped’ was a ‘myth’, although it had ‘temporarily slowed’. Since 1951, he added, the long-term trend was for warming of 0.12C per decade, and in his view, it would ‘pick up again unabated’ if emissions continued to rise.
However, if the long-term rate is 0.12C per decade, this would mean the world would be 1C or so warmer by the end of the century, not 4C-5C as some have claimed.
Climate sceptics insisted that the new figures showed the warming ‘pause’ had continued. Dr David Whitehouse, of the Global Warming Policy Forum, said ‘there has been no statistically significant warming trend since 1997’ – because the entire increase over this period was smaller than the error margin....
January 18th, 2015
"I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction"~ Barack Obama in The Audacity of Hope
By Barry Secrest
In light of the suspicious absence of any of America's top leadership (from the Obama Regime) at last week's stand by world leaders against Islamic extremism, in Paris, comes several news stories making headlines largely outside of the US media, over the last several days.
These stories speak to the dangerous spread of ISIS, the Islamic State, into two new nations.
Both Pakistan and Afghanistan are now experiencing an influx of ISIS fighters, while the Iraqi leadership has simultaneously ramped up criticism of the Obama administration for its mediocre efforts in defeating the dangerous threat now spreading across the Mideast.
The stated goal of ISIS is the birth of an Islamic Caliphate, which would spread both its influence and mission across the planet, while installing Shariah law as its governing principle.
However, despite protests in Paris and increased international attention on defeating Muslim extremism, the quickly growing Caliphate has largely been ignored. Most European nations Now under the threat of a stated jihad against the West by ISIS, have largely ignored the fighters of the Caliph, which is even now being established.
Despite repeated warnings from none other than Saudi Arabia, which is now building a 600 mile-long wall to keep ISIS out of Saudi Arabia, the Obama regime has waxed mostly uninterested in defeating ISIS, even while it remains a relatively minor military force.
The question on many expert's mind, regarding Obama's disinterest, is why?
Despite both US DOD and JCS warnings by former Defense Secretary Hagel and JSOC General Martin Dempsey, Obama's stance has consistently bordered on highly agitated ambivalence at best, with regard to decisive action against ISIS.
"This is an organization that has an apocalyptic, end-of- days strategic vision and which will eventually have to be defeated," Dempsey stated in August of 2014, while Hagel maintained that the terrorist organization was "beyond anything we've seen."
Shortly after these warnings, Defense Secretary Hagel was fired, in November of 2014. Now many are hearkening back to the President's odd assertion, in August of 2014:
"We don't have a strategy yet" ~President Barack Obama on 8/28/14
The rumblings, after the Paris shock, in which US Attorney General Eric Holder flew out of Paris, while the stand against Islamic extremism was being waged by world leaders, has effectively drawn criticism even from the President's most stalwart defenders.
Many within Obama's most vocal opposition-- regarding his affection for Islam--are even now being substantiated in their assertions that Obama's stance is rapidly being defined as clearly on the side of Islam, and against interests of the West, as the winds now 'shift in an ugly direction.'
In fact, Obama has been releasing Islamic extremist prisoners from Gitmo at an accelerated rate, despite one former prisoner's release who eventually became the founder and leader of ISIS, and is responsible for the rise of the newly forming terrorist Caliphate.
The rest of the story from Reuters:
Iraq has told President Barack Obama's envoy that the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State needs to do more to help Iraq defeat the jihadists controlling large areas of the north and west of the country.
"Until now our feeling is that the international support is not convincing," Jabouri told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. "We might see participation here or there, but it is not enough for the tough situation we are passing through."
Islamic State fighters swept through north Iraq last June, seizing the city of Mosul in a lightning offensive and approaching the capital Baghdad as Iraq's army disintegrated.
The Sunni Islamist advance was contained by Shi'ite militia allied to the Baghdad government and Kurdish peshmerga fighters, backed by U.S.-led air strikes. U.S. soldiers who withdrew from Iraq in 2011, eight years after invading to overthrow Saddam Hussein, have also returned to help re-train Iraqi forces.
But Jabouri, one of Iraq's most senior Sunni politicians, said he told Allen that the international community must "activate its role" because Iraq feels that, despite air strikes and other assistance, it is fighting largely on its own.
Jabouri's frustration echoed the more guarded comments issued by Shi'ite prime minister Abadi after his own meeting with Allen on Tuesday.
A statement from Abadi's office after the talks said US-led alliance should "increase the tempo of the effective air strikes on Islamic State positions", and also called for the training program for Iraqi security forces to be expanded.
Abadi's official Twitter account said the two men had agreed on both those points.
For his part, Allen painted an optimistic picture on Wednesday of the ongoing war against Islamic State.
"Our global coalition to counter (Islamic State) grows stronger as does our collective commitment to the people of Iraq and the country of Iraq," he told reporters in Baghdad, describing his travels to build an international alliance against Islamic State.
The war in Iraq started one year ago amid clashes between then Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-dominated security forces with Sunni protesters and tribesmen in western Anbar province.
Islamic State, which already controlled swathes of eastern Syria, took advantage of the violence to move into Anbar's two main cities of Falluja and Ramadi.
In June, Islamic State seized the north's largest city of Mosul and towns across northernIraq fell to the militants. The jihadists also expanded their control of large swathes of Anbar.
After Islamic State nearly overran Iraq's Kurdish region in the first week of August, President Obama ordered air strikes on Islamic State and assembled a coalition of western and Arab countries against Islamic State. The US government has described Iraq as the central battleground in the war.
A former US official recently described the White House's approach to Iraq as " passive tough love" - not allowing the United States to get to drawn into Iraq, but still helping the country defeat Islamic State.
January 17th, 2015
As Muslim countries attempt to exploit the Paris terror attacks to their own ends with the “Istanbul Process” to criminalize speech, it’s possible that they did not factor in the backlash from European countries in response.
In the case of Czechoslovakia, a small crowd grew spontaneously into a rather large crowd that included signs demanding that Europe “wake up” and “Islam is evil” in response to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo.
According to on Czech report (translated):
At Hradcany Square in Prague on Friday afternoon brought together hundreds of people to the last events in France in particular have expressed their opposition to Islam. Demonstration organized by an association of Islam in the Czech Republic were attended by various celebrities. Anti-Islam protests in recent days occurred even in neighboring countries.
At the beginning of the event at four o’clock in the afternoon on the square hundreds of protesters gathered estimate, police estimated their number at 400. During the event, however, more people came and final participation apparently approached 2000. Various celebrities and organizers spoke to a spontaneous crowd assembled near the statue of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk. There appeared a very small crowd of supporters of Islam.
People brought banners that said things like, “Europe, wake up!” or “Islam is evil!” Opponents of the demonstrations, which were only a few, while on the banner brought Islam must sign in CR want. The event began with people exclaiming, “Islam in the Czech Republic we do not want!,” followed by applause and the Czech anthem performed by son Charles blacks and Deputy Dawn Mark blacks. Followed by a minute of silence for the victims of attacks in Paris.
“I do not see fascists and xenophobes, but met with the people who love freedom,” he said with strong applause, one of the organizers of the demonstration Martin Pot. The crowd, of which there was that Islam is terror, he uttered the words about how the government and the media in his lie when they claim that terrorists are “some bad Muslims”. Prophet Muhammad as “a sadistic psychopath” and alluded to “blind obedience to Islamic”.
“Islam against us since the seventh century by the war,” said Konvička. Muslims urged to leave Islam: Czechs is said then to take and protect.
Click Here to see the video from the protest-- although it’s not in English, it’s easy to pick up on the sentiment and take in the crowd size