Forrest City is a city in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States; about 47 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. It calls itself the Jewel of the Delta.
Based on the number of Pigford II claims, they might be buying a lot of jewels.
According to the 2000 census, Forrest City had 14,774 residents. Of that total, 60.93% were black; a total of 9002 black residents
How many residents of Forrest City claimed under penalty of perjury that they were discriminated against when they attempted to farm and filed Pigford 2 claims with the US government?
Forrest City residents filed 1,265 claims. That’s $65,250,000 in claims total and it means that 14% of the Black residents filed.
It becomes even more suspicious when you look at the actual number of farmers in St. Francis County.
Let’s look at the 2002 Census of Agriculture. The total number of farmers in 2002 in all of St. Francis County–not just Forrest City–was 347 farms. And of those farms, 84 of them were owned by black farmers.
So to recap : 84 black farmers in all of St. Francis County in 2002 but Forrest City alone has 1265 late filer claims.
That’s 1,506% more Pigford II claims in one city than black farmers in the entire county.
We have no idea how many of those claims in Forrest City were actually paid. What we do know is it a few weeks ago, $1.2 billion in checks were mailed out to 18,000 successful Pickford II claimants
It’s happened again.
WARNING: This video is gruesome.
In September, a small Christian village north of Damascus, Syria was attacked by rebel forces including al-Nusra Muslim jihadists. The village of Maaloula is an ancient tie to Christianity and it’s one last places where Aramaic is spoken.
This past week, another small Christian village north of Damascus was attacked by combined forces including the Free Syria Army (FSA), al-Nusra and ISIS (Islamic State Of Iran and Syria) rebels.
Sadat, like Maaloula, has a population of about 3,000. It’s also one of the few places on earth where Aramaic, the language Jesus probably spoke, is used. Sadat is mentioned in the Bible; it’s on the boundary of the ancient land of Canaan.
Like Maaloula, some details are sketchy. Reports say thirty vehicles swept into Sadad on October 21st and took over the hospital and government buildings. The rebels are said to have ordered people back into their homes. The Syria Army took back the village but nine villagers were said to have been killed.
But the video speaks for itself: FSA rebels (John Kerry’s “moderates”) are standing over corpses and shouting Alluha Akbar (the phrase John McCain said is the same as “Thank god!”)
Why was Sadat targeted? Watch the video. It’s same people who attacked Maaloula.
When I went to Lebanon a few weeks ago, I interviewed survivors of the Maaloula attack. They were clear about the attack on their village; people were killed in Maaloula for no other reason than that they were Christian.
This is a crisis.
I’m planning to go back to the Middle East in December to cover this story. Please donate if you can.
Rumors have been swirling about a possible investigation of Jefferson Country, Ohio prosecutor Jane Hanlin, who led the initial stage of the infamous ‘Steubenville rape case’ that led to the arrest and eventual conviction of Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond.
The rumors are true.
There are people who would love to see Mrs. Hanlin brought down. She was the subject on intense discussion when the Steubenville rape story went national. Over 2,500 people signed a petition at Change.Org to have her disbarred. The petition was based on the false rumors promoted by blogger Alexandria Goddard and Anonymous, including baseless accusations that Hanlin was part of a massive cover-up.
For an exhaustive debunking of the falsehoods spread by Goddard and others, visit my separate Steubenville blog.
Apparently influenced by the false Goddard / Anonymous narrative, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine convened a grand jury months ago and it’s led to two indictments so far. Some people were asking if the murmurings of a Hanlin background check meant Hanlin herself was next to be indicated.
Now it can revealed: Jane Hanlin HAS been under investigation for weeks.
At 12:45pm on October 28th, the world can finally know the results of the intensive background search…
Jane Hanlin has been sworn in as a Federal Prosecutor.
At least 2,500 people owe Mrs Hanlin an apology.
The smear campaign against her was a failure. Her amazingly successful record as a prosecutor spoke for itself.
Congratulations to Jane Hanlin. She endured months of vile falsehoods and even direct threats.
But the assault and harassment against innocent people in Steubenville that Alexandria Goddard started continues.
And now it’s being helped along by Mike DeWine and an investigation that many in Steubenville say is abusive.
This post is for busy people who may have heard a little about Brett Kimberlin but may not totally understand exactly who he is or what it true or not true about him
This post is for independent people who want to make up their own minds.
It’s for honest people who want to find as objective a set of facts as they can find.
It doesn’t matter what your political beliefs are.
Brett Kimberlin recently sued 20 different people and organizations. I’m one of the people he’s suing. Others include top conservative personalities and writers including Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin .
A lot of conservatives have written about the Brett Kimberlin story, as a quick Google search will show you. It’d take hours and hours to dig through all the stories. This is partly my fault, because I had an idea called Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. A virtual army of conservatives did their own research and wrote about him.
Ignore them all for now.
With just two (2) links, you can learn a lot about Brett Kimberlin. In fact, just one of the links may be all you need. It wouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. Neither one is from a conservsative blogger.
Read them, consider the sources and make up your own mind.
[note note_color=”#b6fc8c”]Link #1 : The Kimberlin v. DeWalt decision. Link #2 : Reporting on the Indianapolis Star.[/note]
If you only have time to read ONE thing, read this: Kimberlin v. DeWalt.
It’s a court ruling from 1998 and goes into a fair amount of detail about Brett Kimberlin and his history. It’s a legal ruling, written by the appeals court judges.
You’ll see in Kimberlin v. DeWalt.:
- Brett Kimberlin has a number of convictions for criminal conduct including drug dealing and a series of bombings.
- One result of Kimberlin’s bombing that a man named Carl DeLong , who had one leg blown off. Later, DeLong committed suicide.
- DeLong’s widow was awarded a civil judgment.
- Kimberlin, mostly acting as his own attorney, began a series of lawsuits against the widow, witnesses, and anyone else he could.
- After released from prison, Kimberlin was sent back in 1997 for refusing to the obey the parole commision’s order he pay the widow.
- His parole officer said Brett Kimberlin failed to “indicate any concern or empathy for the victim.”
[note radius=”10″]Summary Takeaway from Kimberlin v. DeWalt : Brett Kimberlin is a violent criminal who files meritless lawsuit after meritless lawsuit against people he sees as his enemy. This isn’t a person who turned over a new leaf. He was as agressively unrepentant about his crimes in 1998 as he is today. [/note]
The next link is original news reporting that goes into greater detail on Kimberlin’s crimes from the Indianapolis Star newspaper. What Kimberlin did is actually much worse than you see from the DeWalt ruling.
You’ll learn from the Indianapolis Star newspaper:
- Kimberlin was a large quantity drug dealer who had a drug gang that imported thousands of pounds of marijuana. When they were caught had a cache of weapons.
- A woman named Julia Scyphers was worried about Kimberlin having an inappropriate relationship with her pre-teen granddaughter.
- Julia Scyphers was murdered by someone identified in court as an associate of Kimberlin’s.
- Shortly after the murder, Kimberlin began his bombing spree.
- Kimberlin wanted to kill witnesses against him and the prosecutor.
[note radius=”5″]Summary Takeaway from Indy Star Reporting : Brett Kimberlin is both extremely dangerous and highly vindictive. [/note]
Do these sources seem credible to you?
Brett Kimberlin is currently suing people for reporting on exactly the facts you see in that court filing and from the Indy Star.
By filing his newest lawsuit, Kimberlin is doing exactly what he’s always done for over 30 years: trying to destory people who he sees as his enemies, legally or otherwise.
Now Go Read Some Of The Conservative Bloggers
Interested in reading more?
Here are a few suggestions – head to their sites and do a search for Kimberlin for a wealth of information.
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Here’s an excellent piece quoting from the book Citizen K about Brett Kimberlin.
Cotton Plant is a tiny city in Woodruff County, Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 649. They had 960 residents in the year 2000 and back in 1980, the population of Cotton Plant was 1,323. According to the 2010 census, 74.06% of residents are black.
Cotton Plant is about an hour from Memphis, Tennesse — the home of the BFAA.
If we use the 2000 census numbers and assume the percentage of black residents is about the same, Cotton Plant has a black population of a little over 700.
So, how many of the residents–men, women and children–filed Pigford II claims and swore under penalty of perjury that they attempted to farm but were discriminated against by the USDA?
Based on the list of Pigford II claimants — 296. Around 41% of the town’s black population.
That’s $14,800,000 in claims for the residents of Cotton Plant.
According to the USDA Census from 1982, there were 16 black farmers in all of Woodruff County. That’s not just Cotton Plant, but the whole county.
We have no idea how many of these claims were paid. We do know that 18,000 checks went out a few weeks ago for a total of 1.2 billion dollars.