Friday, November 21, 2014

SOCIETAL COLLAPSE: Ferguson's Barnes Christian Hospital Preparing For Mass Casualties Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision - FBI Sends 100 More Agents; Protesters Demand The Death Of Police Officer Wilson; Police Families Hiding In Fear For Their Safety; School District Cancels Classes; Widespread Violence Expected!

The August 9 killing of Brown triggered weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding Wilson be indicted. Tensions continued
on Thursday and required police in riot gear to keep the peace (pictured)

- Prosecutors made preparations to announce the eventual decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager and some local schools said on Friday they would close next week in anticipation of unrest. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged police to show restraint in handling any protests that flare after the grand jury's decision as tensions simmered in Ferguson, Missouri, over a case that has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations.

The grand jury deciding whether to indict Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in the St. Louis suburb met behind closed doors. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said it was preparing for a news conference, the first time it has disclosed such plans, but added that it had no date or time for the decision announcement. Officials have said a decision is expected before the end of the month.

Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August.

The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest leaders say.

Wilson, who is white, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in a Ferguson street on August 9. The death sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests, and hundreds of arrests. The grand jury decision on whether to indict Wilson is imminent and police fear another wave of violence if he is not charged. Tensions in Ferguson and the St. Louis area are running high.

The lawyers, some from as far afield as New York and California, have responded to calls from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and protest groups in Ferguson to monitor police behavior in the wake of the grand jury decision. They will also take an aggressive legal posture, the attorneys said, filing quick fire lawsuits to fight potentially shoddy jail conditions, onerous bail bonds and civil rights abuses.

"We will be using the sword as well as the shield," said Justin Hansford, a St. Louis University law professor who is part of the legal team. "We have lawyers from Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. They won't just be observing. They will be filing lawsuits."

Prominent civil rights lawyer Vince Warren, executive director of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has been in Ferguson since Monday. Nicole Lee, an international human rights lawyer from Washington, arrived on Wednesday.

Warren said 280 lawyers and law students had answered emails and have volunteered to travel to Ferguson. The lawyers are taking instructions from the CCR, the National Lawyers Guild, the Missouri Chapter of the ACLU and the NAACP Legal defense Fund.

"We are in a crisis situation and we are here to ensure police let people voice their anger and frustration and don't crack down on protesters as hooligans," Warren said.

Anger in Ferguson remained high on Thursday as Wilson said he is 'confident' he won't be charged by the grand jury

Diane Balogh, of the Missouri ACLU, said the organization had held a dozen training sessions with 100 legal observers in recent weeks. The ACLU is providing them with a mobile phone app allowing them to upload video of police behavior to a secure central database. Ferguson police have been wearing video devices since September.

Protest leaders have held meetings, and conference calls, with John Belmar, the St. Louis County Police chief, Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and St. Louis City police chief Sam Dotson since mid-October, protest leaders and police say.

The focus of the talks has been on 19 "rules of engagement" proposed by the Don't Shoot Coalition, an umbrella group of 50 community and protest groups. The police have agreed to about a dozen of the rules, but have stayed silent on the use of tear gas and riot gear.

"The area we are most concerned about is the militarized response, and we are still waiting to hear on that," said Denise Lieberman, a lawyer and co-chair of the Don't Shoot Coalition.

Tory Russell, a founder of the protest group Hands Up United, said he had only been asked to one meeting with police officials, in late October, which he attended.

"All they wanted to know was where we are going to be after the grand jury decision," Russell said. "They didn't tell us where they were going to be. It was just a dig for information. We don't trust them at all."
The St. Louis County Police, city police, and the Missouri Highway Patrol, did not respond to requests for comment. - Yahoo.

School district cancels classes

FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

 FBI Agents are seen in this Aug. 16, 2014 file photo investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the location where
he was killed on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images

The FBI has sent about 100 agents to the St. Louis area to help deal with any problems that could arise from the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.

In addition to the FBI, other federal agencies have also mobilized staffers to get to St. Louis today, sources told ABC News.

A decision by the grand jury is expected soon, but St. Louis authorities said today that the grand jury is still meeting. The panel will decide whether or not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Brown, who was unarmed, on Aug. 9.

Authorities are braced for a recurrence of angry protests that turned violent at times during the summer.

The FBI has ordered its Ferguson contingent to mobilize and arrive in the St. Louis area today. In addition to FBI personnel already in the St. Louis area, about 100 more are being dispatched, law enforcement sources said. Additional FBI personnel have been put on alert so that they could be called in as part of a second emergency wave if necessary, ABC News has learned.

The FBI is opening up its special St. Louis intelligence center today. This facility will be in constant contact with the Missouri and St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center.

The FBI declined to comment.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency earlier this week and activated the Missouri National Guard to help keep order if necessary.

Michael Brown Sr.
, the father of the slain teen, issued a videotaped appeal this week for protester to remain peaceful whatever the verdict. - ABC News.

Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! How Do We Want Him? Dead!’

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets and chosen not to wait for a grand jury’s decision before clashing with police once again. A grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is accused of shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, in the coming days. But protesters made their voices heard outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday night shouting, “What do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!”

Protesters gathered on South Florissant Road outside the police department and halted traffic. ​ Police responded by coming out of the station and forming a line behind the barricade protecting the department. The protesters grew visibly angry and began challenging the police officers. In this video, a protester verbally assaults a police officer who is filming the demonstration outside the department. Warning: Video contains foul language.

WATCH: Ferguson protesters erupt outside police department.

Some women protesters taunted a couple of female police officers by yelling, “Who’s taking care of your husband?” This video shows another protester, who threatened a police officer in a K-9 jacket by saying he would go get his own dogs and start a dogfight. Warning: Video contains foul language.

WATCH: Ferguson protesters erupt outside police department, "Let's have a dogfight".

Eventually protesters moved back into the street and disrupted traffic once again.

Police came out of the department after protesters first started blocking traffic, including this bus:

WATCH: Ferguson protesters block traffic.

When protesters did not disperse from the street, the police advanced, cuffed a few protesters, and then took them back across the street and into the station.

WATCH: Ferguson protesters apprehended by police.

Soon after police advanced, many of the protesters got in their cars and left. Far fewer protesters braved the cold weather to protest at the police department on Thursday than had attended the protests on West Florissant Street in the summer. But the grand jury’s decision will likely spark angry protests regardless of the outcome. - National Review.

Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town after receiving assault and death threats

The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats.

One police wife told KTVI that she's received threats over the phone and she's been paranoid for her and her young daughter's safety ever since.

'Did they follow me here?' she told the station. 'Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home?

Police families in Ferguson, Missouri, say they're receiving threats and remain afraid for their lives as the city simmers in tension over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown

In one recent message, a caller says: 'Would you rather hear me coming out, coming out and robbing your house? And it would be like, it'd just be like silence man, you couldn't hear nothing.' 

'It's very frightening,' said the police wife, who asked to not be identified.

'Most people who have a family member who's a police officer are very proud of what they do.'

She added: 'This is real and people actually do know how to find us and they do want to harm us.'

The police wife says some officers' relatives have been leaving town to protect themselves — but she plans on staying.

'I'm very worried about what's going to happen to the citizens and what's going to happen to the businesses and what's going to happen to the police officers,' she told KTVI.  - Daily Mail.

Hospital Prepares Three Floors For Rioting Victims - Medical Workers Put On Alert

Infowars reporters Jakari Jackson and retired Army Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs talk with David Knight from Ferguson, Missouri where news has just broke concerning a hospital that has begun to prepare for the worst possible scenario.

WATCH: Hospital prepares for rioting victims.

- Info Wars.

Ferguson's Barnes Christian Hospital Preparing for Mass Casualties

To: Concerned parties
In Re: Ferguson update, Trauma Treatment

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The following is from two private, confidential sources, who don't know each other:

Trauma treatment for the soon-to-happen riots will be handled by:

Barnes Christian Hospital
11125 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

Three floors have been cleared out in anticipation of the victims of rioting:

One floor for injured police
One floor for injured protesters
One floor for injured police family members

The following from one private, confidential source:

Eight members of the Grand Jury have delivered something St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McColloch. While the source did not know what exactly was delivered, it's a short list.

- Natural News.

FUK-U-SHIMA: Twice As Much Fukushima Radiation Near California Coast Than Originally Reported - Highest Levels Found Anywhere In Eastern Pacific; Scientist Declares "Very Little We Can Do,... It's Unprecedented,... God Forbid Anything Else Happens,..."; Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen Reveals Multiple Plumes Now Along West Coast, "Will Be Coming For Century Or More"!

November 21, 2014 - PACIFIC OCEAN
- Mike Priddy, supervisor of Washington’s Environmental Sciences Section [wrote] in an email exchange today: “… if the water has radioactive material in it at any level, coming into contact with it will cause the contamination to transfer. That said, the levels… pose no real health affects… whether you come in contact with the water or somehow casually ingest it. The levels I have seen in seawater are interesting from a scientific point of view, but well below health concerns.” - Nov 11, 2014 (emphasis added) - Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (10:00 in)
: In winter time… offshore waters might move inshore… I’m hoping to get samples… as this plume moves its way maybe on to shore - Nov. 12, 2014 - KHUM.

: The thing that I read that did do a good job of reassuring me was a comparison to a dental x-ray. Maybe tell us that one? Buesseler: We’re comparing to a dental x-ray because that’s something people experience and choose to do The risk is never zero, any additional radioactivity can cause additional cancers… There’s really very little we can do once its in the ocean. Fukushima was an unprecedented event… God forbid something happens today, it’s pretty unstable off Japan - Nov. 14, 2014 - Take Two Show.

[Dan Sythe, CEO of International Medcom] shares Buesseler’s concern that the federal government is not monitoring… Some people are “on edge” about the prospect of Fukushima radiation reaching them, he said. The radiation now reaching California is at the front edge of the plume, and Buesseler said the concentration is expected to increase [for] the next two to three years. But it’s worrisome, he said, that what’s happening now in Japan will reach North America in about three years - Nov 11, 2014 - Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — Current Results:
  • Nov. 10, 2014 — Sample F#5049 (offshore Calif.): Cs134 @ 0.8 Bq/m³; Cs137 @ 6.9 Bq/m³
  • Nov. 15, 2014 — Sample F#5049 (offshore Calif.): Cs134 @ 1.7 Bq/m³; Cs137 @ 6.9 Bq/m³
[In addition to the radioactive plume off the Canadian coast], there’s also another plume heading a little bit further south, down near Oregon coast into California… We are not at the peak, it’s still coming, and it will continue to come as long as Fukushima continues to bleed into the Pacific, we’re seeing the beginning of this… The problem is that the fish that live in that water bioaccumulate that material - Radio Ecoshock, Oct. 29, 2014 (23:30 in) - Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen.

[Fukushima is] going to bleed for decades, if not centuries [into the Pacific]… There will still be a huge residual amount of radiation in the soil and in the groundwater so that the site will continue to bleed into the Pacific a century or more. - Nuclear Hotseat, Nov. 12, 2014 (31:45 in) - Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen.

Nuclear Hotseat interview HERE | Radio Ecoshock interview HERE

- ENE News.

CONTAGION: Bandits In Guinea Steal Blood Samples Believed To Be Infected With Ebola, Officials Plead For Return - Ebola Deaths Near 5,500 As Virus Still Rages; Rate Of Transmission Intense In Three West African Countries!

Medical staff members of the Croix Rouge NGO put on protective suits before collecting the corpse of a victim of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia.
Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

November 21, 2014 - WEST AFRICA
- Nearly 5,500 people have died from Ebola, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that the rate of transmission remains intense in the three West African countries at the center of the epidemic.

In an update, the United Nations health agency said 15,351 confirmed, suspected or probable cases of Ebola had been reported in eight countries that have been affected by the disease. Most of the cases were concentrated in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

A total of 5,459 people have died of Ebola since the outbreak began, the WHO said. On Wednesday, the WHO reported 15,145 cases and 5,420 deaths.

The update came on the same day the WHO declared the Democratic Republic of Congo free of the disease after the country went 42 days—twice Ebola’s 21-day incubation period—without reporting a new case.

The outbreak in the DRC, which is separate from the epidemic in West Africa, killed a total of 49 people.

Also on Friday, a Cuban doctor infected with the Ebola virus arrived in Switzerland from West Africa for treatment. The doctor is being treated at a Geneva hospital at the request of the WHO.

Ebola’s true overall toll is difficult to gauge because some hard-hit villages are remote and urban centers have showed resistance toward clinics. The WHO has said its count may greatly underestimate the toll and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it believes the actual count could be between two and four times the WHO numbers.

Ebola causes high fever and internal bleeding. The disease spreads via bodily fluids and the corpses of its victims can be contagious. - WSJ.

Bandits in Guinea steal blood samples believed to be infected with Ebola

The Canadian Press - In this picture taken Thursday Nov. 20, 2014, an MSF Ebola heath worker is sprayed as he leaves the contaminated zone at the Ebola
treatment centre in Gueckedou, Guinea. Officials in Guinea say bandits during a roadside robbery stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to
have Ebola, from a vehicle traveling from Kankan prefecture in central Guinea to a test site in Gueckedou, in the south.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the taxi during its 265-kilometre (165-mile) trek on winding rural roads from the central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou.

The samples, stored in tightly wrapped vials tucked into a cooler bag, were in the care of a Red Cross courier who was among nine passengers sharing a taxi when three bandits on a motorbike led the attack near the town of Kissidougou, a local Red Cross official said.

The robbers forced the passengers out, stole mobile phones, cash and jewelry, and fired into the air as they demanded the handover of the cooler bag, said Saa Mamady Leno of the Red Cross in Gueckedou. The courier, Abubakar Donzo, was later questioned by police.

Faya Etienne Tolno, a spokesman for the Guinea Red Cross, said the aid group had a shortage of vehicles for transport, which explains why a taxi was used. No one was injured in the incident, which took place on a road known for banditry.

"We don't understand why they stole the blood sample. Perhaps they thought there was cash hidden in the flask," Tolno said.

Dr. Barry Moumie, who heads patient care for the national Ebola response co-ordination committee, told The Associated Press: "We have informed the security services. If these thieves handle this blood, it will be dangerous."

Ebola is spread primarily by contact with infected bodily fluids including blood, feces and vomit.

"I can assure you, however, that the sample-transportation procedures will now be strengthened to avoid such disappointments," Moumie said.

The theft underscores how hazards abound and hiccups remain in the aid response, despite millions of dollars' worth of international support pouring into West Africa to fight a virus now responsible for more than 5,000 deaths in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Dr. Hans Rosling, who is advising Liberia on its Ebola response, noted the difficulties of transporting such samples, saying countries and groups like the United States and the United Nations have rules about moving such hazardous materials.

In Liberia, "we use specifically allocated motorbikes and cars. We use what's available and what's reasonable. We have to organize things as we go along," he said. "It may have been the correct decision in Guinea (to use a taxi) and the robbery was just a sad mishap."

"There's no way we can secure transport in all of this area," Rosling said. "It was a good initiative to try to get the sample out."

International assistance has been increasing in Sierra Leone, where the World Health Organization has warned about an "intense" surge in cases.

The United Nations Children's Fund was working Friday to ramp up the number of community care centres in order to isolate more suspected patients. A total of 10 community care centres with eight beds each have been opened in the northern district of Bombali, one of the areas hit hardest in Sierra Leone. The outbreak in Sierra Leone alone is believed to have killed more than 1,200 people.

Five more centres will open in the next week, UNICEF spokesman John James said Friday.

The community care centres, built after consulting local officials and traditional leaders in rural areas, are part of an effort to break transmission by isolating more suspected patients, James said.

Such centres are critically important in halting the spread of the disease. A WHO report released Wednesday indicates that Sierra Leone has the lowest percentage of Ebola patients who have been isolated — only 13 per cent.

"It's a way to isolate people, give them basic care in the area where they live. And it's easier for families to see them," James said. Those patients who test positive for Ebola will ideally be transferred to treatment or holding centres, he added.

A Dutch naval vessel arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, on Thursday stocked with medical supplies and two laboratories that will be staffed by Dutch experts and managed by Save the Children and the U.K.'s foreign assistance arm. The supplies were provided by nine European Union countries, according to Hans Docter, the Dutch special envoy for Ebola.

The Dutch government will soon announce an additional 10 million euros ($12.4 million) for NGOs working on the Ebola fight, Docter said.

WHO announced Friday that Congo's separate Ebola outbreak was officially over after 42 days passed with no new cases. The outbreak, unrelated to the one in West Africa, was concentrated in northwest Equateur province and killed at least 49 people, according to local officials. Congo declared the outbreak over earlier this month. - Yahoo.

Tracking the EBOLA Virus Outbreak

FIRE IN THE SKY: Was It A Bird, A Plane Or A Meteor - Unidentified Flying Object Spotted Off Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada?!

On November 17, Blanche Ward of Charlottetown sighted an unidentified object flying slowly across the sky.
She initially spotted two trails of smoke before identifying a small red dot with her camera. © Blanche Ward

- When Blanche Ward of Charlottetown stepped outside her door on Monday afternoon, she spotted something unusual: there were two small trails of smoke slowly flying high across the sky.

Ward immediately rushed back into her house and grabbed her camera. When she zoomed in and took her shot, she saw a small red dot with the two lines of smoke trailing behind.

She says the object remained in the sky for one or two minutes before dropping below the horizon and out of view.

It is presently unconfirmed what the object was. Ward immediately suspected that it was a meteorite or a piece of space debris.

It is a strong possibility that the object was the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower which peaked on November 17 - the day of Ward's sighting.

On the other hand, if it was a piece of space debris, Ward does not believe it would have landed anywhere near Charlottetown given its apparent altitude.

She has spoken with other locals in Charlottetown, none of whom actually spotted the object. - The Aurora.

THE AGE OF OBAMA: Going Rogue, The Quantum Entanglement Of The "Renegade" And The End Of The United States Corporation - President Obama Uses Executive Power To Enforce Immigration Overhaul, Removing The Threat Of Deportation For Over 4 Million People; Could Result In A Monumental Constitutional Crisis, And Ultimately Revolution!

"...If Anubis represents the primary attendee during the weighing of the scale during the "Weighing Of The Heart" to the Underworld, then by correspondent synchronicity and the usage of the 44 symbolism, Obama, represents the Priest Class' quantum entanglement or elemental magic on the geophysical level at the doorway to our future - the blocking or opening of the subatomic changes that will lead to the upliftment of fallen humanity and the ascension of the spirit..." - The COSMIC Spirit.

The United States Secret Service uses code names for U.S. presidents, first ladies, and other prominent persons and locations. President Barack Obama opted for the moniker "Renegade" after being presented with a list of names beginning with the letter "R."
- TIME | Wikipedia.

November 21, 2014 - UNITED STATES
- Barack Obama put the cat among the pigeons Thursday night, but he may be surprised by how big that cat could get, and with it a big cat’s appetite for more than pigeons. His “executive orders” demanding a stop to deportations is no doubt good news for millions of illegal immigrants — 5 million at last count — he wants to preserve and protect for Democrats looking to replenish a depleted constituency. But it’s not such good news for anyone who appreciates law and order on the border. Amnesties can be good, but they must be written carefully lest they invite more of the same misery that led to amnesty. The president’s invitation to the millions south of the border — “Come on in, I’ll find a way to make you legal later” — guarantees that hell on the border will continue, and probably get worse. The hell on the Potomac will get a lot worse.


 The president and his lawyers are clever. By not actually issuing an executive order called an executive order — he can call it a “memo” to his prosecutors but it’s still an order from the executive — he will make it more difficult for the Republicans to find a way to overturn it.

Just the anticipation of the president’s big speech set off cries and celebrations. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, having abandoned her dream of ascending once more to speaker of the House, and who knows no more of the nation’s history than the president apparently does, got lost Thursday afternoon in a history book. She mistook Barack Obama for Abraham Lincoln, and his immigration amnesty for the Emancipation Proclamation. “Does the public know that the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order? she asked. (Does the public know that the Emancipation Proclamation preserved slavery in the four slave states still in the Union, and freed no slaves in the departed Confederate states? The public could look it up.) The only similarities in Mr. Lincoln’s proclamation and Mr. Obama’s order is that neither was intended to resolve anything, but to set loose that cat among the pigeons. The Civil War circa 1861-1865 ground bloodily on, and the immigration system circa 2014 is still broken and bleeding, and probably farther from resolution than ever.

Civil war is the metaphor of the day. Phyllis Schlafly, who almost single-handedly defeated the feminist crusade for an equal-rights amendment, now calls Mr. Obama’s executive order “a modern-day Fort Sumter.”

Pat Buchanan, the columnist and onetime presidential candidate, hints not of civil war but of revolution. “Our rogue president has crossed a historic line,” he says, “and so has the republic. Future presidents will cite the ‘Obama precedent’ when they declare they will henceforth not enforce this or that law, because of a prior commitment to some noisy constituency. We have just taken a monumental step away from republicanism toward Caesarism. For this is rule by diktat, the rejection of which sparked the American Revolution.”

Mr. Obama’s “prior commitment to some noisy constituency” has already set off noisy celebrations. Watch parties of the noisy constituency were held in Hispanic communities across the land, with many people who know better, or should, gloating that Mr. Obama’s signature puts an end to the argument over amnesty. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said he had two words for the dissenters: “Stop whining.”

“Mitch McConnell,” he told NBC News, “they should stop whining, and start legislating, and start saying what they’re going to do. They have an incredible victory in the Senate, an incredible new majority in the House of Representatives. Use it to do something constructive.”

Geraldo Rivera, the former Jerry Rivers, who identifies himself as senior correspondent of Fox News, celebrated with screeds against the very idea of securing the border, lest it stem the flood of more illegals. “The Grand Old Party,” he says, “has zero intention to do anything on immigration except build higher fences and hire more border guards my only beef is that he is late, but better late than never.”

The president will dispatch Cabinet officers and other high administration officials to strike out across the country to promote his executive orders alias memorandum. If these are open meetings, and not carefully plotted closed meetings, they’ll get an earful.

Mr. Obama invites that earful. The construction of his orders — “memos,” as he insists — hints that he expects the Republicans to eventually deploy the “nuclear option,” and having had so much to say about his “racist” enemies, invites a showdown that he can cast as racist. The impeachment talk has so far been the talk of Democrats, not Republicans. But it’s not difficult see that he is setting up the ultimate shootout: “You want to impeach a black president? Bring it on.” - Washington Times.

WATCH: President Obama’s FULL Address To The Nation on Immigration.

Rogue President crosses historic line.

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.

He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards.

Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right.

Thus does our constitutional law professor-president “faithfully execute” the laws of the United States he has twice swore to uphold?

Our rogue president has crossed an historic line, and so has the republic. Future presidents will cite the “Obama precedent” when they declare they will henceforth not enforce this or that law, because of a prior commitment to some noisy constituency.

We have just taken a monumental step away from republicanism toward Caesarism. For this is rule by diktat, the rejection of which sparked the American Revolution.

The political, psychological and moral effects of Obama’s action will be dramatic. Sheriffs, border patrol and immigration authorities, who have put their lives on the line to secure our broken borders, have been made to look like fools. Resentment and cynicism over Obama’s action will be deeply corrosive to all law enforcement...

...When the world hears of the Obama amnesty, millions more from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East will be coming. And if they cannot get in legally, they will walk in, or fly in, and overstay their visas. Why not? It works.

That this action will be as much a part of Obama’s legacy as Obamacare is certain. The unanswered question is how the Obama amnesty will be remembered by history. His aides think that it will be seen as a second Emancipation Proclamation. Perhaps...

Running in 2008, Obama said he intended to become a “transformational president.” With this decision, he succeeds.

He has accelerated and ensured the remaking of America. Now when the wives and children of the illegals arrive, and their extended families apply for and receive visas, and bring their wives and children, we will become the Third World country of Obama’s dream, no more a Western nation.

But then, the community organizer did not much like that old America. - Pat Buchanan / WND.

Idaho Congressman: Obama Immigration Plan Could Trigger 'Constitutional Crisis'

 Idaho's congressional delegation wasted little time Thursday evening to begin blasting President Barack Obama's primetime address to the nation in which he said he was prepared to use his authority to lift the immediate threat of deportation for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch said Obama's plan only reflected the president's "refusal to enforce the laws on the books today." And U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo said Obama was not "respecting the voices [of voters] in the last election," and instead was imposing "his deliberately divisive action."

Rep. Raul Labrador tagged Obama a "failure as a leader on immigration. Instead of finding common ground with Congress, he chose to bail out his bankrupt presidency through an order he has already admitted he cannot legally take." And Rep. Mike Simpson offered the most inflamed rhetoric when he called Obama's actions "illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to the way in which the American people expect the president and Congress to interact. They have the potential to throw us into a constitutional crisis."

Obama’s executive actions will defer for three years deportation for people who came to the U.S. as children and for parents of children who are citizens or legal permanent residents. Meanwhile the Department of Homeland Security would expand options for foreign entrepreneurs who meet criteria for creating jobs. Additionally, there would be greater protections for graduates of U.S. universities in science and technology fields. DHS would also streamline the visa process for foreign workers and their employers, giving them more so-called "portable" work authorization.  - Boise Weekly.

Sen. Sessions reacts: We must stop Emperor Obama

Americans defeated President Obama's disastrous amnesty plans both in Congressand at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order.

President Obama's executive amnesty will provide an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with the exact benefits Congress rejected, in violation of federal law. His order will grant them social security numbers, government-issued ID's, legal status and work permits. Illegal immigrants will now be able to take jobs and benefits directly from struggling Americans in a time of high unemployment and low wages. They will be able to take jobs from Americans in all occupations, ranging from truck drivers to power company workers to jobs with city government. Many illegal immigrants will also be able to obtain green cards and become permanent residents, allowing them access to almost all federal programs, to receive citizenship and sponsor foreign relatives to join them in the U.S.

In addition to providing formal amnesty benefits for 5 million illegal immigrants, President Obama has also eliminated virtually all enforcement with respect to the other nearly 7 million illegal immigrantsin the United States. As the president's own former ICE Director, John Sandweg said: "if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero."

All you have to do is get into the country from anywhere on globe — whether through the border or by overstaying a visa — and you are free to remain, take jobs and receive benefits. This year alone, the White House has released into the United States more than 100,000 illegal immigrants who simply showed up at the border and demanded entry.

And now, with a single pen stroke, President Obama is obliterating what little remains of Americans' immigration protections. Not only will millions of low-wage illegal immigrants rush into the labor market, but they will collect billions in taxpayer dollars as well. These costly government benefits range from child tax credits, to public housing to the likelihood that amnestied immigrants will rely on taxpayers for medical and retirement benefits.

Only a short time ago, President Obama himself admitted this action would be illegal and unconstitutional: "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own" he explained, adding "that's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written." President Obama also said that: "The problem is that I'm the president of the United States, I'm not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."

Apparently, America now has its first emperor.

And he has issued an imperial order to dissolve America's borders. Millions more will enter and demand the same amnesty benefits as those who came before. The entire moral foundation and consistency of our laws will have been eviscerated. Law enforcement officials have repeatedly warned that the president's new amnesty will unleash a "tidal wave" of illegal immigration. The impact on our jobs, wages, hospitals, schools, police departments and neighborhoods will be crushing.

A second hammer blow will be dealt by the president's unilateral increase in foreign worker programs for large corporations, including technology corporations. Currently, two-thirds of all new jobs in the IT industry are being filled by foreign workers — and yet the president wants to dramatically surge foreign worker admissions even further. This at a time when the Census Bureau tells us more than 11 million Americanswith science, technology, engineering and math degrees don't have jobs in those fields.

- Sen Jeff Sessions / USA Today.

Sheriffs: Obama Amnesty Is ‘Destruction of Our Democracy,’ ‘Gaping Hole’ for Terrorists

"Criminals are becoming more emboldened" by Obama's amnesty plan.

Sheriffs from Maryland to Massachusetts warned of the extreme danger of Pres. Obama’s plan to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the U.S.
Speaking out on Monday, they said amnesty would spell the beginning of the end of democracy in America and would embolden both terrorists and violent criminals.
Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, Frederick County, Maryland:
“In my opinion, based on what I’ve seen, every county in America will become a border county. This is absolutely going to worsen the crisis.

What we’re going to see is not only the cost to healthcare, social programs, and education, but the increase in criminals coming into our country, you’re going to see increases in crime, infiltration from transnational gangs, the drug trade and human tracking.”
Sheriff Paul Babeu, Pinal County, Arizona:
“The law applies to you and I as citizens, and yet it appears there is no law when it comes to illegals. The message the President’s action will send is this: if you can get to the border, you’re home free. It completely undermines the rule of law and makes the job of every law enforcement officer – which is already difficult – impossible.

We already have our hands full because the border is not secure: imagine what the situation will look like when the President gives executive amnesty to those already here. It would unleash a tidal wave of illegal border crossings, overwhelming law enforcement. It will be open season for the cartels. Again: the border is not secure now – to give a presidential amnesty would be to make matters dramatically worse for our officers who are trying to do the job the President won’t.”
Sheriff Tom Hodgson, Bristol County, Massachusetts:
“It will dramatically increase the draw for illegal immigrants to come into our country, because you have the President of the United States sending out a message that we have no problem with people ignoring our immigration laws. They’re looking for a wink and nod that says ‘yeah, come on in’ – we’ve seen it with the DACA. It is the worst message you can possibly send. Come in, don’t worry about the laws, don’t wait your turn. You invite people to ignore our laws. We have no knowledge of these individuals’ background or criminal histories. We [have] minors coming in right now who have confessed to murder. We in these communities are left trying to find out: who are these people? If didn’t learn anything else post-9/11, it’s that we need to know who is in our communities and what they’re purpose is. The President’s planned order is a formula for national disaster and public safety.

Every predator who is out to commit crimes is looking for the weakest link in our system. Having large illegal immigrant populations creates a safe haven for criminal activity. Criminals are becoming more emboldened.

I run the homeland security task force in Bristol County. When you start diverting resources with in ICE – this administration has been watering down investigative resources, failing to deport people who need to be deported – you create a very dangerous situation. When the President issues this executive amnesty, you’re going to see people being diverted away from investigating terror threats and towards issuing this amnesty. It’s going to put our communities at much greater risk. The scary part about all of this is that we know that terrorists have been trying to infiltrate the US. It’s opening a gaping hole for terrorists to walk right into the country and strike at innocent people.

When the President of the United States is sending a message that he’s not concerned with lawbreaking, those words are the beginning of the destruction of our Democracy. When you have the President saying you can come in unlawfully without consequence, basically the President is saying to do the world: don’t respect our laws. That’s I worry about: if you don’t protect the framework of Democracy, then you risk losing Democracy itself.”
Sheriff Eddie Guerra, Hidalgo County, Texas:
“We are going to see what I’m seeing here on the border in larger and large numbers, which is a huge increase in illegal immigration coming across our border. An amnesty order is going to create more people an incentive to come into the US. The drug cartel will exploit any opportunity to come into the United States, and this will create the cover for them to continue exploiting our porous border. This will create the opportunity for kidnapping, trafficking, sexual abuse, prostitution, and smuggling. These smugglers have no regard for human life. They destroy private property. They have no respect for law enforcement. They circumvent US checkpoints. It’s a terrible situation.”
Sheriff Sam Page, Rockingham County, North Carolina:
“Human trafficking, drug trafficking and criminal activity are coming through our borders, but not staying near our borders – it’s getting into every part of the United States. This is a public safety issue – a terrorist or any other kind of criminal may cross our borders. We just don’t know who is coming across.

“If the President issue his executive amnesty, you’ll see a dramatic surge of people coming in from all countries, including Central America– and again we won’t know who’s coming in: gangs, drugs, cartels, public health threats, human trafficking. We’re not catching but a small percentage of those coming across. This will place public safety in our communities in danger, and taxpaying citizens will be left picking up the tab.”


ALL ABOARD! Over 100,000 More Expected To Flood The Border

The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds.

“We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration. The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of adults with children once again surge this spring,” said Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas S. Winkowski.

In advance of the president’s new pro-immigrant announcement set for Thursday night, ICE is readying its strategy for next year when over 100,000 illegals are expected to flood over the U.S.-Mexico border.

The agency said in a statement that it hopes illegal immigrants look at what they are doing in building holding facilities like the 2,400 bed center in Dilley, Texas, and will decide the trip isn’t worth it.

“These facilities help ensure timely and effective removals that comply with our legal and international obligations, while deterring others from taking the dangerous journey and illegally crossing into the United States,” he said.

But the construction of the facilities has not slowed the waves this year.

When Dilley opens in December, it will have 480 beds, but “ultimately” will hold 2,400, said ICE. It will be among the nation's largest. The town's motto is, "A slice of the good life." - Washington Examiner.

PARADIGM SHIFT: The Rise Of The BRICS, Precursors To The End Of The Petrodollar And Collapse Of The U.S. Corporation – Russia-China Trading Settlements In Yuan Increases By A Monumental 800%!

Reuters / Jason Lee

November 21, 2014 - RUSSIA/CHINA
- Settlements in yuan between China and Russia have increased ninefold in annual terms between January and September 2014, says the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development.

"The settlement in national currencies between China and Russia in bilateral trade amounted to about 2 percent in 2013. There has been a significant growth in 2014.

In particular, the use of the yuan in mutual settlements increased nine times in the first nine months of 2014."

TASS quotes Lin Zhi, head of the Europe and Central Asia Department of the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development.

"About 100 Russian commercial banks are now opening corresponding accounts for settlements in yuan. The list of commercial banks where ordinary depositors can open an account in yuan is also growing."
the official said.

On November 18 Russia’s Sberbank became the first Russian bank to begin financing letters of credit in Chinese yuan.

Half of the trade between Russia and China could be carried out in yuan and rubles provided China removes restrictions on currency transactions for Russian banks, said Deputy Finance Minister Aleksey Moiseyev in September.

The restrictions don’t allow Russian banks to keep yuan received from exporters for a long time.

Russia and China have been boosting cooperation primarily in the financial and energy sectors and are planning to have a trade turnover of $200 billion by 2020.

Switching to settlements in domestic currencies can largely contribute to balancing the global economy by reducing the impact of the dollar on the world financial and energy markets, President Vladimir Putin said at the APEC Summit last week. - RT.

PLANETARY TREMORS: "Looks Like Someone Hit Our County With A Shotgun" - Earthquakes On The Rise In Oklahoma; Scientists Warn Of Larger Quake Possibilities; USGS Tracking, But Unable To Predict Seismic Behavior!

November 21, 2014 - OKLAHOMA
- While the actual quakes may be centered just north of Oklahoma City, the state capitol has been the epicenter lately.

This study held by Oklahoma lawmakers was looking into the connection between oil and gas activity and earthquakes.

WATCH: Earthquakes on the rise; scientists warn of larger quake possibilities.

"It looks like someone hit our county with a shotgun with as many holes that are being punched in payne county with hydraulic fracturing and injection wells," said one speaker.

It's been such a dramatic increase the state and seismologists like Austin Holland can barely keep up.

With 4,600 quakes this year alone so far, it averages to 14 quakes a day.

"It's pretty remarkable how many significant earthquakes we've had," Holland said.

While the state's biggest quake remains at a 5.6 that hit Prague back in 2011, large quakes are happening more often. Holland says the trend doesn't bode well for the state.

"It is concerning, just for one reason, the more small and moderate sized earthquakes we have, the more likely we are to have a larger, potentially damaging earthquake, so as these earthquakes continue at this rate, we become more and more likely to have a significant earthquake," Holland said.

It's something the United State Geological Survey is tracking as well.

Seismologist Robert Williams it's something they're tracking specifically -- watching for any sign the next big one is coming, but says that's tricky.

"We really don't know the behavior and really can't predict the behavior," Williams said.

While scientists say they obviously cant predict an exact time or size of quakes, they say studying quakes that have happened and their patterns help predict patterns of future quakes.

And Oklahoma has given them plenty to work with.

"We want to be able to use these different patterns of earthquakes and timing to get a sense of the range of possibilities and be able to, make estimates and probabilities of earthquakes to occur in the future," Williams said. - FOX 25.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Ice Age Now - Buffalo Snow Impacts; At Least 13 DEAD, As Residents Now Prepare For Snowmelt And Flooding; More Than 30 MAJOR Roof Collapses Reported! [STUNNING PHOTOS + VIDEOS]

Men trying to clear snow from the roof of their house on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) 

- Days after a major lake-effect snow event dumped more than seven feet of snow on areas of New York south of Buffalo, at least 13 people are dead and dozens of structures are failing under the heavy weight of the wintry precipitation.

Wales Center, New York, recorded the highest combined snow total from the two events this week, with 85 inches of snow on the ground. Erie County Deputy Executive Richard Tobe said in a Friday morning news conference that two more deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 12 for the week.

Later Friday morning, word came that a 50-year-old man's body was discovered in his snow-buried car in Cheektowaga, WKBW-TV reported, increasing the death toll yet again.

WATCH: Views from an epic snowstorm.

Tobe also said there have been more than 30 major roof collapses due to the weight of the snow, and nearly three times as many minor roof collapses.

Snow also fell in other Great Lakes states, including northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where up to two feet of snow blew ashore. The lake-effect event ramped up again Thursday.

Once the snow stops, temperatures are expected to rise, and though officials don't expect a major flooding event, some flooding is expected, even in areas that don't normally see flooding from snowmelt, Tobe said.

Snow is cleared from a street in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Ryan O'Shei clears snow from his driveway on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Drew Ahmed makes his way through nearly five feet of snow on Nov. 19, 2014, in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y. (John Normile/Getty Images)

A man walks with a gas can along Como Park Blvd. in Lancaster, N.Y. as he looks at a minivan go by with snow on its roof, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Mike Jason cuts a path with his snowblower after another 15 inches fell last night in East Aurora, N.Y. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms
on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Ryan O'Shei clears snow from his driveway on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

A plane negotiates its way through the snow at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, N.Y., as a lake-effect snowstorm with freezing temperatures
hit the area Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Here's a recap of what's happened in each state affected by this event.

New York

At least 13 storm-related deaths were reported in the Buffalo, New York area, authorities announced. The t1wo most recent deaths were elderly people who died while being transferred from Garden Gate Nursing Home overnight Friday, Tobe said during a news conference.

A 30-year-old Pennsylvania man died in Cheektowaga, New York, when a high lift attempting to free a vehicle stuck in snow accidentally pinned the man to the car, killing him, according to the Cheektowaga Police Department. An eighth death was announced by Erie County officials Thursday morning – a man in his 60s who died while using a snowblower, according to the Associated Press.

Mark Poloncarz, Erie County executive, reported two fatalities late Thursday afternoon, contributing them to exposure to the elements, WIVB-TV said.

Five additional deaths were reportedly due to cardiac complications.

“If people have underlying heart disease, even if it’s well controlled with medication, or high blood pressure, please don’t go outside and shovel the driveway, ” Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein told WIVB. “The additional stress on your heart, of being outside in the cold, in addition to shoveling that heavy snow, and it is heavy, can cause people to have heart attacks.”

The Batavian reports that one of the people who died from cardiac-related issues was a Genesee County, New York, highway department worker who had a heart attack while snow blowing a parking lot at the Sheriff's Office.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 10 counties, including Erie County, most impacted by lake-effect snow. The declaration mobilized more than 1,000 transportation personnel, including 526 snow plows, 74 large loaders and 21 snow blowers. The declaration also ordered 150 National Guardsmen into the Buffalo area to assist with recovery efforts.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's office announced Wednesday the Connecticut DOT will help Buffalo with the cleanup process by sending three jumbo snow blowers, three plow trucks and 22 employees, the Hartford Courant reported.

"Help got here yesterday, and more help is on the way today," said Cuomo during a Thursday morning press conference. The Buffalo News reported more than 5,000 people from Syracuse, Rochester, Long Island and Albany came to the aid of Buffalo, helping with various activities.

Plow crews experienced slow progress as abandoned vehicles littered the roadways, according to The Buffalo News. Dan Amatura, the Lancaster town highway superintendant, expressed frustration with motorists ignoring driving bans, saying, "People don't understand the driving ban. You would think it was still a Saturday afternoon the way they're driving around."

Thursday morning, Cuomo said in a press conference that he believes all drivers have been removed from vehicles along the state's Thruway.

Up to 150 vehicles were abandoned on the Thruway (I-90), and numerous vehicles were abandoned on roads throughout the Buffalo metro area on Tuesday. Emergency personnel worked throughout the night to rescue people stranded in their vehicles using snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.

Of those trapped Tuesday night, WIVB reported that 24 members of the Niagara University Women's Basketball team were stuck on a bus on I-90 for hours. The team's bus finally was able to move after snow plows cleared a path for them, and after more than 24 hours, they finally were able to return back to campus, ABC News reports.

The American Red Cross opened several shelters to assist those in need in affected areas, WIVB-TV reported. These shelters will stay open until further notice for those seeking aid.

The New York State Department of Transportation urged people to stay off roads in western New York, as white-out conditions and snow accumulations on roads made travel impossible across a large area of the region.

Snow was so heavy that it collapsed roofs, doors and windows across the Buffalo metro area. In one such case, WKBW reports that a roof collapsed at a warehouse in Cheektowaga, New York. There are currently concerns that the collapse could spread to the entire building and spark a gas leak.

Snow also plowed through doors at Chrissy Hazard's home in Cheektowaga. A rush of snow ripped a pair of French doors off the walls and inundated a room in the house. No one was injured in the incident.
According to a press release from the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, several state offices will be closed Friday:

Hundreds of businesses, schools and government offices remained closed Thursday because of the snow. Several flights at Buffalo International Airport were canceled Thursday, according to the airport's website.
Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets had to be postponed to Monday night and will be played in Detroit.

A plow truck clears an opening from a side street on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Annabella Hopkins peeks over a snowbank piled high at this intersection in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

A Rite Aid store is covered in snow in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Dump trucks wait to unload snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms
on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Brian Cintron walks in his snow-bound south Buffalo neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 photo, Joel Sanchez, of Watertown, N.Y., wipes snow from his face while walking down Arsenal Street on his way
to help a friend shovel in Watertown. (AP Photo/The Watertown Daily Times, Justin Sorensen)

Jets vs. Bills moved to Monday night in Detroit: (Photo: @BuffaloBills)


Roads all across the state were slick from snow and ice
, according to the Michigan State Police. Road conditions sparked multiple accidents across the state, including in western Michigan, where reports that there have been dozens of accidents and slide-offs.

A semi-truck driver was injured when the truck slid off of westbound M-6 and into a ditch, setting the truck ablaze. On Tuesday, a crash involving at least 11 vehicles closed all lanes of US-131 between Cedar Springs and Rockford for two hours as crews cleared the accident, Michigan, WoodTV reports.

WATCH: 2015-2035 Mini Ice Age - Infrastructure Breakdowns in NY State from Record Snow.


Lake-effect snow led to dangerous conditions on the U.S. 20 Bypass near South Bend, Indiana. The St. Joseph County, Indiana, Police Department said there were multiple crashes on the road Tuesday morning that forced the closure of eastbound lanes near S.R. 2, reports.

Three people suffered injuries when their vehicles collided on the Bypass. Three firefighters responding to the crash were injured when a semi collided with the fire engine on the Bypass. The firefighters were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. - TWC.