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The FAA Just Closed Low-Flying Airspace Over Ferguson

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The Ferguson "revolution" may be televised courtesy of straight to YouTube cell phone clips, but any chopper-based TV crews will have to find a different vantage point, as will any and all low flying aircraft (with the exception of US government drones of course), because moments ago, the FAA announced that starting 1315 UTC through 2000 UTC on August 12, "No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described). ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF ST." The Reason? "TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES." Because TV crews recording every incident put "law enforcement" in jeopardy?


The full statement:


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To summarize, in addition to the heavily militarized police presence, and the barring of journalists and protestors, the government just prohibited news helicopters. Which, of course, is simply government code that tonight Ferguson may get "turbulent."


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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:17 | 5083519 RacerX
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I feel safer already.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:20 | 5083541 Citxmech
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Are they trying to keep the news helicopters out?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:20 | 5083547 Slave
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What? Why? They can't fling poo that high.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:22 | 5083559 john39
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someone wants this to get much worse....  posting twitter messages to pilage white neighborhoods:

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:24 | 5083585 y3maxx
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...and here come dem drones...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:26 | 5083595 linniepar
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And so it begins...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:26 | 5083605 nope-1004
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I feel safe.... I think?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:29 | 5083637 Richard Chesler
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I'm sorry to interrupt this important putt Mr. Pressident...


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:32 | 5083666 chumbawamba
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I pray that those good folks who were valiantly defending the Bundy Ranch make their way to Ferguson to protect the people there from looters and from the defective "law enforcement" that caused this whole fucking mess.

Something is going to go down shortly and it won't be pretty, unless the people stop what is coming.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:35 | 5083685 camaro68ss
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Don't want those news choppers catching drone attacks on tape now do we

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:42 | 5083737 Pladizow
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Test run for the continent!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:50 | 5083799 StackShinyStuff
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Roll in the Storm Trooperz, Bitchez!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:56 | 5083827 camaro68ss
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Drop a pallet of air jordens and Nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:58 | 5083840 Liberal
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The whole Ferguson incident shows why we need to confiscate people's guns in this country. 

Just imagine not having guns.  The police will never feel threatened by us and treat us like neighbors.  There will be hugs and high-fives all around.


Hugs and high-fives, not guns. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:11 | 5083928 SumTing Wong
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I'll turn in all the guns that govco knows about, and you should do the same. Let them shoot your ass.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:15 | 5083950 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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At least the Negroes have the courage to do something, albeit pointless looting. The Caucasians just roll over and spread their ass-cheeks while they moan "More please sir."

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:25 | 5084017 TheMeatTrapper
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The Caucasions that showed up at the Bundy ranch stood face to face with with heavily armed Feds, and didn't flinch. They also didn't loot liquor stores.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:29 | 5084057 Herd Redirectio...
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You know its OK to call yourself a Proud White Person?

I am actually receiving word in my ear piece that ITS NOT OK, apparently. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:33 | 5084087 Headbanger
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Dear Liberal


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:41 | 5084125 MarsInScorpio
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OK, he missed the /sarc label - lighten up.


I see a politically oriented MDB being born.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:44 | 5084135 Headbanger
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Yeah I'll lighten up..

my magazine by putting  afew round down range at em..

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:05 | 5084241 Son of Loki
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Those pro-Russian rebels sure do get around.....

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:50 | 5084433 Keyser
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Now we know the reason for this NOTAM... The "natives" of Ferguson were shooting at Police helicopters...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:08 | 5084498 nmewn
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Yeah and anything else flying over head. Mayhem & chaos doesn't know what skin pigment is.

And they will not go into the burbs. How do I know this? Its a minority of a minority doing stupid shit, like accidently shooting a grandma walking her daughters kids home.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:46 | 5084926 Elvis the Pelvis
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I lived through Hurricane Katrina.  Some of the looters were shooting at the police helicopters.  Just saying.  Bitchez.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:12 | 5084520 Citxmech
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How does excluding everybody other than police aircraft make police aircraft safe from ground fire?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:36 | 5084610 Thorny Xi
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Lambert Airport reports the flight restrictions for commercial aircraft over Ferguson — imposed by the FAA after riots — have been lifted.

Lambert Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge previously said that at the urging of police, the FAA had ordered no flights over Ferguson for the time being.

“There had been a shot in the air sometime Sunday evening, there had also been a helicopter flying over,” she said. “It doesn’t mean it was shooting at the helicopter but there was a shot into the air, so they put this temporary flying order in place.”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:20 | 5084820 Quus Ant
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Just saw 43 cops with lights on heading down 70 from the airport direction towards downtown. Apparently over the scanners they have told everyone to switch to Riot.


Reddit- So who knows.  But could the airspace have been restricted because someones were flying in? 


My spidey sense is tingling and my tin foil hat is well secured.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:54 | 5084977 HardAssets
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Can you believe a damned thing 'reported' by the media or by the government ?

Next they'll say Putin supplied the looters with an anti air missile battery.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:12 | 5089153 forensicator
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Perhpas Israel should restrict flights to Misouri ... /Sarc

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:30 | 5084069 cossack55
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And how close was the nearest liquor store in Utah?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:02 | 5084229 Blano
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Nevada, doofus.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:01 | 5085529 ceilidh_trail
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Or break into stores and steal big shiny wheels and rims! Trinkets and shiny every time...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:13 | 5083943 PT
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But the police will NEVER give you their guns ...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:23 | 5084306 Pairadimes
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The suppression will not be televised.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:30 | 5084356 RECISION
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Sure they will.

From their cold dead hands...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:14 | 5083948 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:24 | 5084007 Jethro
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We really need a sarcasm font type.  I almost thought that was a real comment.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:37 | 5084106 Lore
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Is this guy 'Liberal' extremely naive, or just writing tongue-in-cheek?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:10 | 5084513 nmewn
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Tongue-in-cheek. He's actually improved, much better the MDB ;-)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:28 | 5084039 Sirius Wonderblast
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Nikelear war?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:25 | 5084324 ebworthen
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:45 | 5084409 Reptil
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Nike them from orbit?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:43 | 5086004 California Nigh...
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Drop a million 20-dollar bills. The looters will kill each other to get their share. Only a few will survive. They'll be rich. No more looting in Ferguson. Problem solved.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:56 | 5083829 Ying-Yang
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Hey... gotta clear the way for the DRONES

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:37 | 5084109 saints51
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Maybe they try an EMP. Then move in military style. This way nothing goes to youtube. Just speculating.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:48 | 5084167 deflator
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 I was wondering if they shutdown the cell phone towers in that area as well.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:52 | 5084181 saints51
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Good question. Made me chuckle thinking about the old man arrested rolling down the interstate with a signal jammer.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:26 | 5084329 ebworthen
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I see phone numbers.

Find a pay phone and call and ask if you can fly your drone there.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:12 | 5084266 logicalman
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I bet TPTB are kicking themselves for not getting the smartphone kill switch in place before all this.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:36 | 5083694 espirit
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Humanitarian Aid.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:41 | 5083730 knukles
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Now that is cold....

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:43 | 5083750 espirit
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...on to Chicago.

...on to Detroit.

Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:51 | 5083804 pods
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East St. Louis = Mogadishu on the Miss.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:20 | 5083981 Bay of Pigs
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They could raze all those shitholes, and nobody would even notice.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:20 | 5083984 Dublinmick
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You are not kidding, I have been through there. I was going to Michigan and asked directions. This joker directed straight through the heart of the most crime infest area of the city.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:22 | 5083999 The Gooch
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Clark Griswold.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:05 | 5085542 Oliver Klozoff
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My old neighborhood.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:27 | 5084031 Slave
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Why would anyone drive to Mishitgan?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:45 | 5084145 bunzbunzbunz
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UP is nice this time of year, eh?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:09 | 5084249 Blano
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Just to visit, then escape.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:37 | 5084079 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Is that place still standing? I got lost around there about 10 years ago. Even then it was a wasteland. All those missionaries feel compelled to go to Africa when the same conditions can be found within 100 miles of their congregations... Willful ignorance and denial doesn't even begin to describe it.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:19 | 5084303 Whoa Dammit
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Ferguson in the North St. Louis suburbs., It's not anywhere near East St. Louis. 

White people are very phobic about blacks in St.Louis. Any neighborhood where you might possibly see a black face is consisdered to be a bad place to live. So I think there might be a bit of overreaction going on there. 

That being said, looting should never be tolerated.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:45 | 5084403 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Unless of course you are white and work for Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan and only loot in the tens of millions of dollars. Don't kid yourself, HFT is looting.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:33 | 5084598 ajax
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HFT is looting? Don't stop there: All 'high finance' is looting.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:49 | 5084426 Keyser
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Overreation? I think not... The reason this NOTAM was issued was because the "natives" of Ferguson were shooting at Police helicopters... 


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:23 | 5084568 Citxmech
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How does closing airspace to all aircraft other than police aircraft keep police helicopters safe?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:04 | 5085538 ceilidh_trail
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Clear airspace for air to ground ordnance delivery.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:30 | 5084348 MrTouchdown
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I dunno.. Everybody knows Freedom is delivered via US Military drone.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:47 | 5083769 El Vaquero
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Well, I guess I had better get the reloading bench cleared off, even though I'm nowhere near there.  I am near Albuquerque though, and shit tends to happen here too.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:53 | 5083810 espirit
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With you all the way.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:11 | 5083929 max2205
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MO is a shithole

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:17 | 5084538 stormsailor
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hey vaq, i'm old school with the imr-4895.  just curious what your favorite flavor is

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:34 | 5084089 mbutler101
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I was at Bundy Ranch, but they also employed the same scheme of restricting airspace, in order to control media and the narrative. The last thing TPTB want is aerial images of masses of pissed off people.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:52 | 5084157 Lore
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Note how indymedia jumped on the announcement. It's like waving a big red flag in front of a bull: "SOMETHING ABOUT TO HAPPEN HERE THAT WE DON'T WANT FOLKS TO SEE." It's an INVITATION to anyone with a camera.  Lesson from other recent boondoggles: RECORD IT ALL FOR POSTERITY IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:41 | 5084388 Nick Jihad
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They need to control the media, because the media are morons (well, journalism majors to be precise, but why quibble). During the Rodney King riots in LA, KTLA news choppers were hovering over the city making broadcasts like "we are at Slauson and Normandy, where looters are carrying away stereos and TVs, and there are no cops in sight!".  They were practically cheering the looters on.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:54 | 5084450 Kassandra
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Looks like they closed airspace through August 18?? WTF??

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:30 | 5083645 General Decline
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Just practicing those heavy handed police state tactics. The heavily militarized police force needs lots of practice before its for realz.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:38 | 5083697 Syrin
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They just don't want people to record the choppers that drop the Ebola virus into the 'hood.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:17 | 5084539 Pure Evil
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If they just dropped dime bags of weed and purple drank this whole situation would be solved in under an hour.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:57 | 5087565 RaceToTheBottom
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Read the news reports, it was started by Jaywalking.  


We just need to get the epidemic of Jaywalking under control.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:22 | 5083996 Kirk2NCC1701
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We feel totally safe, frolicking on a beach, near La Hoya, CA.

Oh, wait... the place is changing into a total riot... with the little people screaming and going nuts.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:27 | 5083615 Keyser
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Hmm, perhaps Puff the Magic Dragon is about to make a pass... 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:29 | 5083641 pupdog1
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Well, that would make MRAPs look pretty tame.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:29 | 5083635 cougar_w
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Beginning of the end, maybe. At some point we trip over into a much darker world.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:31 | 5083650 McMolotov
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This is the beginning of the end of the end of the beginning, which means we're getting close to the middle.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:37 | 5083704 cougar_w
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... said one jaw of the vise to the other.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:45 | 5083761 espirit
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"The End Justifies the Means."

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:50 | 5085826 Ginsengbull
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Unless you have a harbor freight vise.


The jaws break off, and one falls to the floor.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:34 | 5083679 msmith9962
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seems like 9 weeks and 5 days.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:30 | 5083649 Cognitive Dissonance
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Can you say 'agent provocateur"?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:39 | 5083715 cougar_w
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Do I get to say it with a fake French accent?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:18 | 5084296 Cognitive Dissonance
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Depends on what you're wearing. Give me a hint.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:40 | 5083723 McMolotov
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Like the underwear?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:34 | 5083675 pods
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I wonder if this is twofold. First, won't be any pesky third party reporting of how the riot cops handle things and second, wont be any repeats of the Reginald Denny beating that would portray a certain demographic as less than civilized.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:49 | 5083793 espirit
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The Proles needed to redirected away from Putin's humanitarian mission in Ukraine.

Flapjacks for the hungry, civil uprising for the circus.

Didn't Rome burn?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:58 | 5084209 Slave
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All we're going to have is shitloads of vertical cell phone videos.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:34 | 5083677 RafterManFMJ
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BS - I'm vacationing in Ferguson as part of my Dystopia tour.

If this is true why do I see Malaysian airliners flying overhead at 2500 feet, every 60 minutes?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:44 | 5083754 knukles
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He the one Chemtrailing the nano-borne hepC, scurvy, influenza, infertility and polio stuff?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:43 | 5084401 lakecity55
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"Don't Drone me, Bro!"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:29 | 5083631 pupdog1
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dey drones.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:34 | 5083678 DeathProof
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Would those pussies really take it to the white neibourhoods? 

Don't white Americans own guns and have a strong sense of Private Property???

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:48 | 5083775 chumbawamba
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The ones who aren't fags and liberals do.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:26 | 5084026 SilverRhino
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No they won't take it to white neighborhoods,  we're fucking armed to the teeth by now. 

When you see black people digging out their Tec-9's, AK-47's and other shit and firing on the police?  THEN you'll know they are ready to fight.  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:48 | 5085823 Ginsengbull
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Those are inaccurate.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:38 | 5083719 Villageidiot777
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Something smells fishy. Non-white people writing understandable english.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:46 | 5083758 knukles
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ummm ummm yeah...
Just like those pre-printed professionally made signs and flags that pop up all over the world during times of spontaneous uprisings.
Big tell, MF, big tell... great catch

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:59 | 5083852 Karl von Bahnhof
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Thanks god we have the chocolate coloured president who will put a quick end to this nonsense!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:07 | 5083900 Jethro
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Is Victoria Nuland in St. Louis?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:18 | 5083976 BlindMonkey
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Somebody has to bring democracy there.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:29 | 5084043 Harbanger
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Democracy? I would guess at least 115% of those democrats voted for Obama.  Look around folks, this is why I will never be impeached.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:36 | 5084099 BlindMonkey
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"Supersonic Democracy" only guarantees the right outcome. If democracy results in a result the deep state doesn't like it is ignored. (See elections in Gaza, Crimea and Donetsk for reference.)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:39 | 5084116 Harbanger
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I've heard it said, they won't impeach him for fear of race riots.  What do you think?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:45 | 5084151 BlindMonkey
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9 out of 10 brick throwers in St Loius would agree.

I never considered it but that would make sense. I thought it was to ensure a R win in 2016 but nobody could lose against Joe. That would be the other logical explanation.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:55 | 5084189 Harbanger
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I'm not saying this was done for political reasons, it's just interesting that race riots has really been proposed as a reason to not impeach him.  In that case we're being held hostag.  They have more than enough cause to impeach even if it doesn't actually remove him.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:45 | 5084405 Nick Jihad
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Hmmm, have you considered the possibility that a Democrat-controlled Senate influenced the decision?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:12 | 5084521 Harbanger
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I think it's actually the no opposition Repubs that are afraid to impeach.  The argument used is that it will motivate the Democrat base or in the extreme case, cause riots.  That's why I don't think he'll ever be impeached even if Repubs win the Senate in November.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:18 | 5083968 awakeRewe
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On a related note they are looting miles away from Ferguson. Love it or hate it this is some sound strategy from the usual suspects.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:50 | 5083796 SFGM
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I usually take Infowars with a grain of salt, but this one's looking more like conspiracy fact:


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:12 | 5084525 Clycntct
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"I usually take Infowars with a grain of salt"

Common man! Odds are in favor of the truth when you have a ratio of a grain to a shaker.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:23 | 5084011 Beowulf55
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surprised they can spell "neighborhoods" without ebonics.....

Maybe texting improves spelling?



Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:38 | 5084382 ImReady
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Text prediction can make anyone look smrt. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:46 | 5084413 Nick Jihad
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Not when I was at the auto rental counter, and texted my brother "please come over so I can add you as a cod river"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:03 | 5084481 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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No surprises every 2 bit shit stirrer is going to use this to their advantage for secondary agendas. They always do.

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:11 | 5084524 Rentier88
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Bad idea for fools stupid enough to do that, not sure what laws are there for firearms.  But, in FL. doing something stupid like that get you killed real fast.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:21 | 5084555 sleigher
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There would be a pile of bodies on my front porch.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:46 | 5084925 HardAssets
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A guy defended his gun store and neighbor's tatoo parlor with his AR-15. Looters went to easier targets. - - - - This guy said that things had quieted down a great deal, especially after the mother of the kid shot asked for an end to the looting.

There seems to be a helluva lot of hype out there.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:23 | 5083572 Mr Pink
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Thanks Slave. I needed a good laugh

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:28 | 5083626 Winston Churchill
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Malaysian Airlines take note.


Looks like someone is planning a Waco type example.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:49 | 5083790 knukles
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Geez, Winnie, they do a Waco in Ferguson and the whole domestic army Obie promised us has to go into action for that billion bullet suppression...

Oh just a teeny weenie addition to the other shit designed to stress the system.
Our Cloward-Piven Tax Dollars at Work

And here's one for you conspiracy theorists...
Explains the whole DUMBS stories...
uh huh....  uh huh...    uh huh...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:23 | 5083576 Squid Viscous
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unless Anderson Pooper was flying in for a live interview with the folks on the ground?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:24 | 5083584 NoDebt
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Slave- that is so wrong and so racist.  I'm ashamed of you.  I tried to down-vote you but I think I clicked the green arrow purely by accident.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:33 | 5083673 espirit
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:23 | 5083577 cougar_w
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"keep the news helicopters out?"

Of course.

They learned some lessons from the OWS protests. They want a clean run this time, in and out quickly, no pictures, no backlash, no UN involvement.

Time you all start paying attention. Whatever you think about the looters set that aside for a moment, this is becoming Ground Zero of the rise of the Fascist US police state.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:38 | 5083716 Quus Ant
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True that, Cougar.  I was at the worst of the OWS shenanigans and the press was the only thing keeping the cops from cutting loose and cracking serious cranium!

Whatever rationale the city gives the net effect= mayhem. 

Get out of that city pronto.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:06 | 5083888 Honey Badger
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14 CFR 91.137(a)(2) - Provide a safe environment for the operation of disaster relief aircraft.

THAT is the rationale - disaster relief aircraft!  If it wasn't so fucked up, it would be too funny.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:30 | 5090285 StychoKiller
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Meh, you don't care anyway!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:15 | 5083938 bob_stl
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The TFR isn't big enough to hide from the media's zoom lenses. Besides, the media hasn't covered any of this with helicopters in the first place. At least, not at night when the burning and looting has been occuring. They just aren't well equipped for nightime helicopter news casts, TFR or no TFR. This has to do with Lambert International Airport right next door and not having airliners and numbskulls like me in C172's having to dodge police helicopters that are in pursuit of looters.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:23 | 5084032 Quus Ant
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I live in an area that routinely experiences civil unrest and riots.  We have two major airports nearby, constant air traffic, and they never shut down the airspace. 

At least the cops will be safe.

Good luck out there in no-fly-over-country.


Edit:  The restriction isn't so you won't collide with a police helicopter. 

The decision to request the FAA’s help in securing flight restriction ”was made immediately when our St. Louis County Police helicopter was fired at multiple times on Sunday night,” St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman told The Daily Caller.

“Due to the hostile scene, they called for the restriction for the safety of those flying,” Schellman said. “As soon as [police commanders] feel it is safe to resume so, they will lift the restriction.”

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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:17 | 5084541 Clycntct
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"St. Louis County police spokesman"

Hmmm? shifts tinfoil.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:08 | 5085550 bob_stl
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It doesn't matter what the police spokesman said. The FAA gives the reason for the NOTAM as "To Provide a Safe Environment for Law Enforcement Activities." The cops may have been shot at, but a TFR isn't going to make the cops less likely to be shot at.

The TFR goes out to airmen. If the danger was of their aircraft being hit by gunfire, that's what the reason would be.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:39 | 5083721 NotGrokkingIt
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They still have their Obamaphones

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:29 | 5084053 Kirk2NCC1701
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Even Ferguson is not the real thing. It's just a full dress rehearsal for what's to come.

The old "Let no crisis go to waste".

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:16 | 5083965 BlindMonkey
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"Are they trying to keep the news helicopters out?"

Nope. Barry mistakenly armed the mob with MANPADS. It is hard to keep track of those things when you hand them out like cans of RedBull at a Rave.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:20 | 5083985 PT
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Citxmech re "Are they trying to keep the news helicopters out?" :

No, they're free to fly over at 4000 feet and above - just no low flying aircraft.  Better get a better zoom lens.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:31 | 5084589 Buck Johnson
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They are going to cordon off the area and keep everyone where they are at.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:36 | 5084613 ajax
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Here's how it's done:

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:16 | 5086041 A Nanny Moose
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Whirly birds are so 1990's Watts riots. We got dronez, 0'Bammy phonez and can stream it all to Qik or Livecast...until the subpoenas appear.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:19 | 5083542 So Close
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Can't afford to have an eye in the sky recording those, "protecting and serving."

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