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HEY AMERICA! (Lies In The War against “ISIL”)

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YOU GOT OBAMACONNED!!!

AGAIN

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Before we get to today’s news, KP’s Kate Brannen has an interesting tidbit on how the air campaign against the Islamic State is being fought. When the Obama administration announced the start of a U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria last month, much was made of the five Arab states recruited to confront the group. According to Kate, the role these nations are playing in the coalition is now less transparent.
“In fact, the Pentagon won’t be talking about allied contributions anymore at all: On Tuesday, in a quiet change, the Defense Department said it would no longer provide daily information on what its coalition partners were doing in the fight against the Islamic State.
“U.S. Central Command announced the shift Tuesday in its daily update about airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. ‘Beginning with this news release, out of respect for participating nations, U.S. Central Command will defer to partner nations to publicly comment on their airstrikes against ISIL in Syria and Iraq,’ the release said.
“The policy change comes after a week’s gone by without any mention of participation by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan or Bahrain in airstrikes in Syria. The last day it noted help from coalition partners was Oct. 14.”

 

The Bigotry of the “White Privilege” Crowd

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The notion of White Privilege is inherently racist.

Those who push this bigoted screed are accusing every living White Person in America of treating White People better than people of other races. You are accusing all White People of being racists.

It’s a generalization. It’s nonsense. It is simply not true.

They are also saying that my accomplishments whatever they may be are based not upon my own sweat and tears but upon the color of my skin.

My only answer to that is not a nice one so I’ll not type it here.

It’s not “White Privilege” as it has nothing to do with color. It is being a member of a majority. It could be called “majority membership privilege.”

This notion that I am privileged because I am White is nonsense. If I were born White in Asia, it would not be a privilege to be White. Were I born White in Africa, I would belong to no privileged majority unless I was born in the nation of South Africa.

I was born White in America. Therefore, I am a member of the dominant race. It was not a privilege. It was an accident of birth.

I was born into mild poverty. We weren’t destitute. We were poor. I was not privileged to have been born or raised poor. I was not privileged when I basically had two choices after High School — the Military or likely imprisonment.

This “privilege” to which I am supposedly privy as a White person in America has nothing to do with my color. It has everything to do with being born a member of the majority group in America.

Certainly, by looking physically similar to others in the majority group, I am treated differently. However, this is not always a positive and this does not always work. Nor does this “privilege” extend to all members of the majority group. For instance, White Homosexuals are treated extremely poorly by the majority group. Explain to a White Homosexual how they are privileged. I’m sure you’ll get a tart reply.

There are more White Americans in poverty, more White American Children who are homeless and hungry, etc.

Being a member of the majority group anywhere will always have it’s advantages. However, this can take one only so far.

So, pls, stop trying to tell me how privileged I am because I’m White. I’m not buying it now nor will I ever buy it. It’s a stale, moldy piece of propaganda that serves no purpose except to turn me off to the plight of others.

That I do not believe in “White privilege” does not blind me to prejudice, bigotry or racism. I know that these things exist. I know that these things do harm to minorities and women and others. However, that I am not prejudiced against by some White Americans does not mean that I am not discriminated against in America or in the wider world.

Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice are not unique to America. Not every American has spent the whole of their lives in America protected from the wider world.

This is one of the basic assumptions of White Privilege. My white skin doesn’t carry the same credit in all places. In some places & in some situations, my white skin is a liability. This is the same for the fact of my citizenship. Being an American does not make me universally loved nor does it open doors for me everywhere I go. In some places, being White and/or American has closed doors to me.

I suppose if one has lived all of one’s life in America and has had to deal with only American challenges, a “White privilege” may exist to one extent or the other.

That being said, when I was a child, I was treated often as though I had no worth. Teachers treated me this way. This was due to my “class” and not my color. The kids from affluent families were treated well. The Black kids were treated differently by some of my teachers. The poor White were treated like “po’ White trash.” Perhaps this was a Louisville, Kentucky thing. I heard a few teachers talking about it. “He comes from a poor part of town. He’ll never amount to much.”

I have known prejudice.  I have known bigotry. I have known racism. I have experienced each first hand. Inside and outside of America.

To tell me that I am privileged and to act as though I have never experienced hardship due to my race is to deny my life experiences. The notion of “White privilege” diminishes me as a human being.

All of this nonsense is going to backfire one day. There will be a backlash. People are going to grow tired of being told that they are inherently evil and owe people whom they have never seen an apology for things which they’ve never done.

Peggy McIntosh, the inventor of White privilege, is obviously an affluent White person who does not interact with people of other races or economic classes much if at all.

I can, if I wish, arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.

(This is not true of all White people. This is mostly true of folks in the Northeast. How is one “White privileged” if White is the only race with whom you live, work, etc.)

I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

(This is not true of all White people)

When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.

(One cannot change this fact. This is being part of the cultural majority. If one lives in Asia and is White, this would not be true.)

Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial reliability.

(This is not true of all White people.)

I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race.

(This depends on the region, city, area. Not all areas, cities or areas are White dominated. Over 50% of my First Sergeants in the Army were Black.)

I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.

(She seems to be oblivious of school systems wherein White kids are sent to predominantly Black schools as part of “Bussing.” I had many friends who had to be extremely aware of race when I was growing up. If they weren’t, it could mean a trip to the hospital.)

Most of her examples are that of a privileged AFFLUENT White person (Woman) and not the experience of the AVERAGE White person. I’ve read Peggy’s propaganda and her knapsack nincompoopery. Her experience is not that of “White America” but her own experience. I’ve never been able to NOT interact with people of other races. I’ve always lived near and interacted with people of other races. I’ve always been around Black Authority figures…my whole life. This started with my First Grade teacher who was a Black Woman. In the military, I always had Black persons in my chain of command. Both of my Drill Sergeants in Basic Training were Black. Post Military, my last two immediate supervisors were Black.

I left the military over a decade ago. My Boss at this job is Black. My Deputy Program Manager, to whom I directly reported, at my last place of employment was a retired Colonel who was Black. The last two guys whom I replaced were Black. My last five immediate supervisors non-White.

No, this is not the experience of everyone (every American). Neither is Peggy McIntosh’s experience or her “White privilege.”

The thing is that people can read the McIntosh nonsense for what it is — ridiculous White guilt propaganda that Peggy dreamed up to make herself feel better about her life of affluence and being born with a silver spoon. People can also spot ignorance and self deception when I see it.

Other Issues in the Ferguson/Mike Brown/Darren Wilson Tragedy

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I agree that race is involved in these kinds of cases. However, race is not involved in all of these cases.

The Police kill White people as well.

Black Cops kill non-Black citizens. Are those shootings affected by race? I couldn’t say.

I’m not saying that race is not AN important issue in the MB shooting.

I’m saying that it is but one issue.

Another important issue is the total lack of police accountability (aka qualified immunity). That’s an important one as well. Police can shoot the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time for the wrong reasons BUT simply because the Cop felt threatened can get away with murder.

A Cop can literally walk into a Citizens house with intent to take anything he wishes and shoot the owner. The Cop can say that he smelled marijuana giving him probable cause. The Cop can shoot the Citizen who confronts him and claim that he felt threatened…that his life was in danger. The Cop can take a kitchen knife out of the Citizens kitchen drawer and lay it at the side of the Citizen.

This is a plausible scenario.

Cops have and do plant evidence.

Cops have and do enact character assassination.

Cops have and will shoot just about anyone.

Yes, race is an issue. Yes, race is an important issue. However, race is not the only issue.

If they take the rights of all Citizens away by destroying the US Constitution, race won’t matter a wit.

Everyone will be oppressed.

Darren Wilson ultimately shot a teenager for being in the middle of the street.

Brown probably attacked him. Brown may or may not have had his hands up.

How did it come to pass that Brown attacked Officer Wilson? How did Wilson put himself in position to be attacked? How did the situation escalate? Did Officer Wilson aggravate the situation? What did Officer Wilson say or do, if anything, that enraged Mike Brown enough so as to commit what amounts to a suicidal act in America (violent confrontation with Police forces)? These are important questions as well.

Why are Americans so Scared of Everything?

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I have often wondered why Americans seem so fearful. So easily “fear-mongered.”.

I read and speak to folks in America and I watch the media sensationalize everything into an unhealthy fear of the unknown. I say unknown because it is obvious that these folks have no experience outside of America. I’m not counting that two week vacay to Aruba.

I travel quite frequently to places like Cambodia, Egypt, Turkey. I work in places like Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, etc. Any time I discuss these places with my mother, I’m assailed with information and emails about how “dangerous” each place is. Many (most?) Americans seem to be of the same mind. To them, every place outside of America is fraught with danger. They seem to believe that one should just stay home…where it’s “safe.”

Having traveled widely in the world, I can say that none of these places are as dangerous as, it seems, the average American believes. I want to say grow a pair but having thought about the issue, I realize that it’s more ignorance of the world and inexperience than courage or lackthereof. Americans seem to be in their own little world. They also seem to be uninterested in the world about them. Only when something violent occurs in a country or upon news of some crisis do Americans learn of the wider world. Usually, the knowledge comes to them from the American Media.

This seems to produce in Americans some fear of the world and a hatred and distrust of the peoples therein. I can tell you from experience. The world is not as bad as Fox, CNN and MSNBC make it seem. The only way to learn this is to do one’s own research and to travel the world and meet its inhabitants first hand.

However, Americans historically have no interest in travel outside of America. I suppose this means that Americans will always be easily led by special interest parties who can lie to them and fearmonger Americans into hating, distrusting and cursing the peoples outside of America’s borders.

This is a shame for the world is a better place when America has courage.

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American Police Are Wrong. The Mike Brown Incident is a tale of Police Incompetence and complete loss of the Public Trust


Brown’s blood found in Darren Wilson’s car, evidence doesn’t support civil rights charges, so NOW WHAT?

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I have maintained since the beginning of this lunacy that this whole incident was caused by poor training.

1. “Get the fuck out of the street” is not a proper way for a “Public Servant” to speak to citizens.

2. How does an interaction between a Police Officer and a Citizen escalate from a request for a teenager to vacate a low traffic street to a shooting?

3. How does a Police Officer become the victim of a car attack from an 18 year old citizen?

4. Why do so many incidents between Police Officers and younger citizens escalate to shootings?

5. Why are Police trained to shoot to kill? Why is shoot to kill a first option for any Police Officer?

6. There are so many incidents of corrupt Police Officers across the US that it is inevitable that the Police are distrusted and that Citizens on the margin will react to the Police as if they will either be shot or treated in an unjust manner.

There are so many issues with today’s Police that it is a wonder that Citizens aren’t shooting first when Police come upon the scene of an incident.

SWAT teams are only 33% successful in finding any criminality. The rate of failure should make America’s Leaders re-think their options and actions. However, it seems that the Police and the Leaders of American Cities and other localities only re-trench and continue to treat Americans as if the Citizenry is the enemy.

As long as the Police view the populace as the enemy and America as a Warzone, as evidenced by SWAT teams, tactical gear and attitudes of Police, these escalated incidents of violence will continue to increase.

This needs to be halted. The American police and other civil leaders and politicians need to re-evaluate their attitudes and tactics in dealing with crime and the American citizenry.

The Media needs to highlight these actions and work to resolve this challenge to American Liberty.

It should not matter if a Citizen is shot or otherwise injured. Injustice is injustice. When Police restrict or completely ignore the Law and the Constitution and these actions are upheld by the Courts, America has lost LIberty. All of us lose. This isn’t merely a case of criminals or thugs losing Liberty. The is a loss of liberty for the whole of the American citizenry.

We must put a stop to injustice for all Americans.

Bottom line:  Mike Brown may well have been a thug. That matters not. The Police, in general, and Darren Wilson, specifically, are acting no better than Statist Thugs constantly. We cannot trustthe American Police to do the right thing. As long as this is the case, Police will be distrusted and will not deserved the Public Trust.

After all, Kanye West is a complete buffoon. That doesn’t mean that he deserves to be executed by State Thugs.

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Bigotry

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Bigotry begins when you force your idea that “same sex marriage is one of many wrongs” onto others.

It’s fine that you have your beliefs. Your beliefs are yours.

It’s really rather simple. Keep your beliefs to yourself and do not force others to act on or become a part of your belief system by enshrining them into law, etc.

For instance, I believe that people who force their beliefs, esp. religious, onto others should be taken outside and beaten to within an inch of their lives and then deported to Saudi Arabia with a blaring loudspeaker announcing their beliefs that Jesus is Lord and Savior and Muhammad is a pedophile and that Islam is apostasy hanging around their necks.

That would bring me great joy.

Beheadings are scheduled every Friday on Jami Square.

However, I would never act on that belief nor would I demand that it be codified into law.

Dear Black People…and the rest of America

13914-1 I know.  I know…I’m racist because I said “Black.”  Anyway… Dear Black People, Pls wake the fuck up. It’s the 21st Century. You have to take what you want. You can’t be a victim. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are wrong. Not every Black American who finds success in “White America” or who joins the GOP is an Uncle Tom. The Police are corrupt and have always been corrupt. This corruption affects everyone in America. It does not only affect Black people.

Most White people are no more racist than most Black people.

Cops are Cops. Many, if not most, are corrupt, ignorant, bigoted, ill trained assholes.

Stop blaming White people. It’s long past due that this is a viable complaint.

I travel the world. Everything that Black people in America complain about has happened to me in the wider world. It’s not a White thing. It’s not an American thing. It’s a human thing.

Get over the race card. Not everything is about racism. Some of it is about what you do or do not do in this world.

Opportunity does not just come to people. People have to seek opportunity.

I work with quite a few Black people who don’t sit back and wait for someone to hand them an opportunity. They go out and make it happen.

Lots of people do this and find successes and failure. The best of us do not blame someone else for our failures. We get up and try again. We do not let failure immobilize us and blame the World or the Man or the Government or our Mommy or our Daddy. We get up and start again.

I get so tired of hearing whining little welps cry about what’s holding them back. Everyone in this world has something holding them back. I come from a family wracked by poverty and alcoholism and abuse. I got out of there and did my own thing. I made it happen for me. I made it happen and am making it happen where I am a minority and where many folks do not like me simply because I am American and White. I’m not whining about it or laying down. I’m making it happen for me and mine.

When Americans start lopping off heads with machetes and/or smashing heads with sledgehammers or shooting Black people simply because they are Black, then I’ll see a real issue. As it is, we have Cops who react violently towards Black people in a Government headed by a Black President with a Black Attorney General.

Perhaps, the problem is more complex than simply White on Black crime. Especially when 90% of crime against Black people is committed by other Black people. But…I know…we don’t want to talk about that. We only want to talk about White on Black crime which is less than 10% of the issue.

The lack of dialogue about Black on Black crime is disturbing and is racist on the part of Black Leadership. Let’s ignore the larger problem and talk about the small issue because it’s easier and there is an easy target. Let’s ignore the elephant in the room because that one is too difficult to solve and we can’t blame that one on some outsider like White folks or “The Man.” All that said, I look forward to seeing Dear White People. Apparently, there are a lot of ignorant White folk out there who haven’t a clue. However, that is America and Americans — Black and White Americans. Most of the idiots who live in America are pretty darned clueless. They’ve never been further than the largest city in their State much less the wider world. Americans need to travel. They need to get out of their little towns and their neighborhoods in their big cities. The world is amazing. It’s also a dangerous, beautiful, deadly, lively, incredible, breath taking place. The world can kill you. It can bring you life. It can give you perspective. Perspective is what most Americans lack.

This is exactly why Americans can feel guilty about events, circumstances and history that is common to the whole of the human race and feel uniquely smug and self satisfied at feeling said guilt. Americans think that America is so unique that their racism is exceptional and that their crimes are special. To many Americans, racism is America’s special shame. They feel this way due to their own ignorance of the wider world. Americans feel exceptional not only in that they feel that America has a special prerogative to dictate to the World but that we feel especially bad about the past and the actions of our ancestors. Americans actually believe that they are unique. The reality is that there is nothing unique about America. This has all been done before by Rome, Britain, the Mongols, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Phoenicians (who might well have come from Africa) and a whole host of Empires across the ages. Every good we have done and every evil we have committed is a repetition of earlier Empire…even our special, exceptional arrogance. American Blacks are not special either. Every trial and tribulation through which they have passed and through which they will pass is a repetition. This is the World. This is humanity.

And I find it especially humorous that the racism in America is so horrid, so wretched that one of the greatest complaints that Black Women have is that people touch their hair out of curiosity.  Then again, there is the terrifying stereotype about Waffles and Chicken. Though, I have had Black friends since I was 5 years old and am now 45 and have never heard of this nonsense. OH…THE HUMANITY!!! Who do Americans try so hard to be offended by…well, anything. It’s impossible that so many could be so offended by such trivial nonsense. It’s a profession now. We have professional Outrage Commissars who tell Americans exactly when and by how much we should be offended.  WOT WOT!!!

In summation…GET OVER YOURSELVES, AMERICA!

These girls are cute. I mean really, really cute. They made me laugh and, better yet, smile. I hope I have daughters who are as intelligent and precocious and beautiful as these two gals.

I’ll leave you with a prophet.

This Applies to the Middle East as well as the Far East

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We must be very careful when we speak of exercising “leadership” in Asia. We are deceiving ourselves and others when we pretend to have answers to the problems, which agitate many of these Asiatic peoples. Furthermore, we have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 of its population. This disparity is particularly great as between ourselves and the peoples of Asia. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships, which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world benefaction…

In the face of this situation we would be better off to dispense now with a number of the concepts which have underlined our thinking with regard to the Far East. We should dispense with the aspiration to ‘be liked’ or to be regarded as the repository of a high-minded international altruism. We should stop putting ourselves in the position of being our brothers’ keeper and refrain from offering moral and ideological advice. We should cease to talk about vague — and for the Far East — unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.

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People Are Funny

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People are funny.

Christians are committing the same old sins such as burning witches alive today in Africa. Christians have murdered in America in the name of Jesus. I know this is not the message of the Christ.  However, it is done. Abortion clinics have been fired and abortion doctors have been murdered. Other freaks are out there murdering in the name of Jesus. The KKK were using Christianity as pretext for their actions and still do.  Though the KKK is or has been fairly non-violent as of late.

Of course, America is a modern nation.  As such, our people are, on whole, better educated and less prone to outright violence in the name of religion. However, it happens and it will happen. Islam is 700 years younger than Christianity. It is going through a period similar to the Wests Dark Ages or Medieval Age. We had it.  They’re having it now.

Imagine what they were saying about us in our dark age. Fortunately, the West and Christianity did not have today’s technology. We were far, far more violent than they have been thus far. We are actually still more violent.  The Muslims have done nothing close to World Wars 1 & 2, yet. I love how we, in the West, point to others and call them savage and barbaric when the West have nearly destroyed ourselves twice.

What is worse?  A couple of hundred beheadings or the bombing campaigns that the US has going all over the Middle East and Central Asia.

“Hey, I’ve got a brilliant idea.  We’ll stop ISIS from murdering people by murdering more people!  Brilliant.”  lol

People are funny.

I’m not excusing anything. I’m simply saying that no one is innocent. If all Muslims are guilty of the actions of a minority of Muslims, all Christians are equally guilty of the actions of a minority of Christians. Thus, we have no room to speak.

You can’t have it both ways.

BUT!

People are funny.

Your sins are horrific. Mine are excusable even if they were worse.

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Now, let’s go drone some ragheads!

Cancer, Marijuana and Big Money

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According to what I’ve read across the internets, etc, it seems that there have been two known cure possibilities for cancer (Vitamin B17 & 3-BP) and one known symptom alleviating substance (THC). All three have been legislated against by the US Government at the behest of Corporations such as #BigPharma and Dupont Chemicals.

The Cancer Industry would dwindle from a 100 Billion USD per year profit making machine to a mere 100 Million USD per year profit machine if 3-BP and Vitamin B17 were allowed to be fully tested and placed on the market.

B17 is found in nature (Apricot seeds and unpasteurized almonds, etc).

Marijuana, of course, could be grown right in someone’s backyard like bananas in Hawaii.

Marijuana and Hemp have thousands of other possibilities and could be used to make paper, plastics, etc. Big Oil and Chemical companies lobbied to legislatively criminalize marijuana and hemp in the early 20th Century and continue to do so now. Also, the logging industry has no great love of the potential of hemp as it would further erode their profit potential.

American citizens and the rest of the world are being swindled out of a healthy and environmental friendly replacement for petroleum and trees as well as being allowed to die by the criminality of the US government (GOP & DNC) and it’s Corporate Sponsors.

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Was Jesus “the Way” and the only Way (path) to Heaven (the father)?

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He told a truth. Not the only truth.

However, the Christian Church misunderstood and bastardized that truth. Jesus was talking about his message of Faith, Hope and Love. That is the path. Criminals and despots took that message and warped it. Thus, it became Jesus himself who was the way and the door to eternity.

Live a life of love and the GoDs will adore you. Heaven will be yours. The religion does not matter.

The American Police and American Military

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“…they want to go home to their children.”

I have a huge problem with this attitude.

If a Cops first instinct and greatest concern is this, he should not be a Cop.

I have worked in Combat Zones and sure, I want to go home to my family as well. I’m working in a Combat Zone now. If that were my first and greatest concern, there is no way that I could do my job.

I would make poor decisions constantly.

As a matter of fact, I believe that part of the reason that we have lost the initiative in Afghanistan is due to our risk aversion. General don’t want to have casualties. We don’t go out there to the Afghans. We don’t take the battle to the enemy. We sit on FOBs and let the enemy come at us.

We’re cowards. I think that is the problem with many police and much of the police leadership. They are fearful.

Corruption, poor training and fear has led to a Police Force that is practically worthless to the American people.

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The Dumbest General in American History

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Many of the American Police are little better trained than this guy.

America is either a Nation of Laws or it is not. Police cannot be above the Law.

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On March 23, 2005, I lost a good friend. He was a rookie Police Officer. He’d been on the job about a year.

I helped Pete build up the courage to ask out his future wife who is one of my best friends. Pete was a good guy.  A moral man who would have been a good Cop.  I’m not sure if that would have helped or hindered his career. I would have hoped that he’d have risen through the ranks and tackled the hard questions of Policing in modern day America. I would hope that he’d have done some good and, perhaps, even gone on to bring change and accountability to the Police force of Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky.

However, his life was cut short. I would blame this on poor training. Pete wasn’t equipped, yet, to be out there on his own and survive. He wasn’t trained to survive. Like most officers, he was trained to respond and to “shoot first.” However, he wasn’t equipped to deal with a mentally ill 16 year old with a death wish. Because of that, he died. The Louisville Metro Police Department failed Pete massively.

I have an Uncle who is a career Cop. Another Uncle has been a Sheriff of a small locality right outside of Louisville proper.

I’ve spent 3 years in Afghanistan training Afghan National Police forces and working with amazing people who happen to be Police.  Some of them decry the State of the Police forces in America. Some of them…well, they are part of the problem.

By no means do I hate Police.  What I absolutely abhor is the corruption inherent in our American Police forces.

I was asked by Afghan Police constantly how they could combat the corruption that is rife within their Police Forces. I never had a good answer. Cops who fight corruption die. They are killed by fellow Officers. They are allowed to be placed into dangerous situations that lead to their deaths so as to rid the corrupt Cops of the rat. A good Cop who tries to do something about corruption is ostracized.  They’re run off the job. They are bullied. This is American Policing.

I have spent a good deal of time researching American Police. What I have found is rampant corruption and Cops who believe that they are above the law. The problem is that the US Courts have given them qualified immunity. This, in fact, does place them above the law.

This must change or America can not be a nation of laws or a nation of Liberty.

Random Thoughts on the Destruction of American Liberty

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The DNC and GOP are evil.

Neither are good for the country.

Both are good for their respective Lobbyists and Special Interests.

Both target key demographics and lie to them to get elected.

Unions represent the interests of their respective organizations. Police Unions represent the interests of Police. They lobby for legislation that will benefit the Police. Laws such as COPS and 1033, qualified immunity, confiscation, etc.

The Wars on Poverty, Crime and Drugs were initiated by Democrats. All of these so-called wars benefit the Police, empower the police and destroy the rights of the Citizens.

The War on Terror was initiated by Republican Bush 2. However, Obama has taken that war and run with it. He’s made it his own. The NDAA, NSA spying, police militarization, assassination, rendition, invasions and occupations…all of these things were started by someone other than Obama, the Democrat. Yet, Obama has taken them and injected elephant steroids into these programs and gone about the business of destroying the Constitution.

Any Political Party that centers on the corruption that are American cities is bound to be corrupt.

Police have, historically, been Democratic run organizations. Not Republican.

Military members joining the police forces enmasse is a recent phenomenon. This is happening recently as a result of the terrible economy and programs put in place by respective Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama DOJs.

Our current volunteer military is only 30 years old. Prior to the “All Volunteer” military, our nations military services were made up of careerists who retired after they left service and draftees who were mostly poor. These draftees left the service and went into all career fields and some into none as most were from the poor or lower middle class.

This preposterous idea that the Police forces in the military are made up of mostly ex-military is patently false. I looked it up and it can’t be proven or disproven because no one (not even the DOJ) keeps statistics.

I have been researching American police forces for some time now because of Obama’s continuation of Bush’s War on Liberty. Police come from predominantly working class familes. They enter the police force between the ages of 21 and 24. That does not give the majority of them time to enter the Military, ETS and then join the police as a goodly majority of Police have at least 2 years of college. This is a prerequisite for some, if not most, Police forces.

Police Brutality, of late, is a direct result of the Bush/Obama war on Liberty and the Constitution.

Both the Military and the Police are tools of the State.

Police forces have been given qualified immunity. This means that they are not accountable to the citizenry and not held to the same law as the rest of the citizenry. They are, in fact, above the law. Bush and Obama have brought this about via legislation, “Wars on…,” and court appointments.

This must change or America will no longer be a free nation but, instead, little better than Maoist China.

The Democrats are no better than the Republicans. They are the same. This is an age old tactic. Divide and conquer.

By choosing D or R, you are defeating yourselves and destroying America.

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RETARDED and the Liberal Narrative Control Aspirations (Political Correctness)

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Retarded is a valid word.

What is better about the word “challenged?”

One should not call this girl “retarded” but her mental capacity is retarded.

Retarded means less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one’s age.

It also means foolish or stupid.

It’s all about context.

In point of fact, this little gal is “retarded” as she is less advanced in mental, physical or social development than is usual for one who is her age.

Retarded is a word. Words are assigned value by humans who create them and use them. The mere fact that one person uses the word in a derogatory manner does not mean that the use of the word is universally derogative in nature.

However, the insistence by the Left to assign permanent value to language is a bit of a sign of their cultural and societal retardation.

Language evolves. Constantly. Language is nearly always in flux.

The word “Ball” is perfectly illustrative of this phenomenon.

Ball has been used over the centuries to denote:

1. A round or other shaped object used in playing games.

2. An organized dance or other social gathering.

3. Fun or having fun

4. The act of playing basketball well.

I am certain there are more examples that I could use here.

In short, get over it liberals. Words are words. They have only the power that we assign them. Liberals are all too eager to assign to words some negative connotation and to thrust that definition on to society as a means of forcing conversations and controlling the narrative. We need no new victims. We need empowered humans who aren’t afraid to face the world.

America and Oil Independence (Dollar Diplomacy)

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If it weren’t for oil, our military presence would not be necessary.

I say this as a Ten Year Military Vet, Logistics Subject Matter Expert, Author of a book on Afghanistan and a person who has spent the last decade in/arnd & studying the Middle East & Central Asia and American Strategy/Foreign Policy.

If our addiction to oil could be kicked, we would not need a military presence in the Gulf.

If we could kick that addiction to oil, we could nix our relationship with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the origin of 90% of Islamic Terrorism. ISIS and al Qaeda are funded by Saudi Arabia.

Imagine if we funded Hemp Farms. Hemp could replace much of the petroleum industry in so far as plastics and such are concerned.

Imagine solar power being the source for all Federal and State Agencies as well as Home Electricity. Supplement that with Gas & Oil that is produced in America.

There are also immense energy production capabilities from our rivers, wind, the ocean currents, etc.

We could halve (at least) our dependence on fossil fuels if we would be smart about it.

Halve our oil dependence and we do not need any outside oil resources.

Also, it is not oil which necessitates our large military. It is the “petrodollar.” You should look that up if you don’t know what it means.

Leo Buscaglia

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I have read Love by Leo Buscaglia about a hundred times.  I’m sure.  I’ve flipped through it even more.  It’s my Bible.  If I’m feeling down, uncertain, lacking confidence or energy or faith in the future.  When I need a dose of Hope, Faith or Love, I read this book.  I only wish it was available digitally.

I’ve also loaned this book out to people.  Mailed it to people.  Bought it for people.  When folks feel down or I sense that they are troubled, I’ll send this book to them.  I’ve sent it out to a couple of dozen people.

If you haven’t read it, you should pick up a copy.  Check it out.  Read it and think on it.  Let it soak into your soul.  You won’t regret it.  Leo is a beacon of hope.

Peace be with you, people.  Cheers!