Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Re: Zimmerman

Great piece of writing....thanx for posting.
 
In a message dated 7/16/2013 6:05:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, michaelj@america.net writes:

Zimmerman
The Joy of Hopelessness
July 15, 2013
Fred Reed

The Zimmerman affair warms the cockles of a curmudgeon´s heart. (I´m not sure what a cockle is, but I want mine to be at the right temperature.) Never have I seen such sprawling, cacophonous, indignant ignorance and frightful stupidity as that being exhibited by the American public. We are doomed.  I am delighted. Curmudgeons love doom.

Has there ever been such focused inattention as the case has produced? Nothing of importance is noticed, and everything lacking it is. The crucial fact to come out of the whole adventure­crucial, and therefore utterly overlooked--was that  Rachel Jeantel, a prosecution witness and black girl aged nineteen years, can´t read. The grim implication of this fact is confirmed by the illiteracy of tweets from blacks regarding the case. "Ima kill dat dumass cracker be racis." Here we see as neatly displayed as if in a jewelry box why so many young blacks will go nowhere in the remaining fifty years of their lives. They can´t read, or barely can. In a fading techno-industrial civilization­I use the latter word frivolously­this consigns them to a life on charity. Is this not of more note than who started what?

No. The educational disaster that will leave Rachel and millions of her confreres in meaningless lives on welfare pales in importance compared to the question: Did Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman have the proper racial attitudes? This is what exercises the vast endocrine boobitry howling with empty-headed rage and self-righteousness.

Of course racism was involved in the shooting. The prosecution established this beyond doubt. Trayvon referred to Zimmerman as a "creepy-ass cracker," "cracker" being a highly pejorative term for low-class whites living in decaying trailers in the pine barrens and Everglades of Florida. So Trayvon, a racist, didn´t like white people. So what? Most blacks don´t.

A measure of the limitless hypocrisy that pervades, that almost constitutes American political life is that Travon´s clear racial hostility­"creepy-ass cracker"­is ignored. Only whites can exhibit racial antagonism. Yet perhaps twice a week on the Drudge Report one encounters cell-phone video of young blacks seriously beating whites because they are white. Here you have to understand that racial attacks are not racial. The local police chief invariably says that race wasn´t involved, when in fact nothing else was, and the papers will speak of "teens."

But what persuaded me that humanity really did descend from monkeys, and would do well to ascend back to them, was the public´s near-perfect lack of grasp of anything involved in this national soap opera. From the vacant visages of over-coiffed network babes, from the empty minds and overhanging orbital ridges of anchor men, came a veritable Pacific of incomprehension. I was fascinated. Reasonable behavior is not very amusing.

For example, from these clouded minds there drizzled drastic drivel to the effect that Zimmerman "profiled" Martin. By this is meant that Zimmerman noticed that Martin closely resembled the young black males who had been burgling homes in the neighborhood, it being the duty of a neighborhood watch to notice exactly this.

But "profiling," whatever network marsupials may think they think they mean by it, assuming that they think at all, is not a crime, and Zimmerman was not charged with it. "Following" is not a crime, and Zimmerman was not charged with it. Having attitudes that CNN doesn´t like is not yet a crime. Second-degree murder is a crime, and that, and only that, is what Zimmerman was charged with. The rest is irrelevant.

As best I could tell, this was far too difficult a concept for the talking heads.

Or was it? My Mexican wife, having compared the testimony in the trial to what the American media were saying, commented that the latter seemed to be trying to start a race war. Granted, she is not qualified to comment on the case, as she is not an idiot. Despite this debility, she appeared to be on to something.

Watching as much of the television coverage as I could bear, I saw that Zimmerman was being heavily packaged as guilty -- of exactly what not being specified -- with the strong implication that should he not be convicted, it would constitute a racially motivated miscarriage of justice. The duty of the jury was not to try him, but to convict him.

The coverage was so craftedly witless and dishonest that it was easy to suspect a conspiracy. Stupidity beyond a certain point can only be a work of intelligence. It was certainly dangerous behavior. In the cities there are large black populations who get all their news from television. These can easily be incited to violence. In California, someone called Zulu Shabazz, of the New Black Panther Party, is indeed calling for a race war against whites. The strategic brilliance of declaring war on those who grow your food and sign you checks might be lost on Sun Tzu. Oh well.

I have known people in the media for the forty years in which I pulled my oar in the triremes of print. I can attest that the talking heads do not want to provoke war. They want to display their virtue by engaging in exhibitionism disguised as confession. As a Catholic does not question the divinity of Christ, so a journalist does not question the racial guilt of whites. For everything, probably to include sunspots. It would result in ostracism, and one has to go daily to the news room.

Zimmerman´s defense was self-defense. How many of those bubbling and fuming indignantly have read Florida´s statue on self-defense? It is online. How many of those emoting about who threw the first punch have read Florida´s case law on the question? For good reasons, it doesn´t matter who punched whom first.

(You don´t like my looks and spit in my face. I punch you in the nose. You pull a switchblade and lunge at me, whereupon I shoot you dead.  That´s legitimate self-defense, because I believed myself to be in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm, this being the threshold for use of deadly force. That I threw the first punch doesn´t matter.)

Anyone of sufficient intelligence -- IQ 3 should do it- -- can see that race relations in America are bad and getting worse. However, to judge by commentary regarding Zimmerman, very few meet this demanding intellectual standard. People achieving a lesser standard, partial sentience perhaps, can see that until blacks    decide to essay literacy, even education, things will stay the same or deteriorate. The latter of course is the assured outcome. Why Mssrs. Jesse and Al don´t point this out to their constituents is, unfortunately, obvious, the purpose of race hustling being to profit the hustler.

But it isn´t my problem. Being a licensed curmudgeon, I think I´ll go to Tom´s Bar for a cold Tecate and the pleasure of an hour´s morbid reflection.


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Zimmerman
The Joy of Hopelessness
July 15, 2013
Fred Reed

The Zimmerman affair warms the cockles of a curmudgeon´s heart. (I´m not sure what a cockle is, but I want mine to be at the right temperature.) Never have I seen such sprawling, cacophonous, indignant ignorance and frightful stupidity as that being exhibited by the American public. We are doomed.  I am delighted. Curmudgeons love doom.

Has there ever been such focused inattention as the case has produced? Nothing of importance is noticed, and everything lacking it is. The crucial fact to come out of the whole adventure­crucial, and therefore utterly overlooked--was that  Rachel Jeantel, a prosecution witness and black girl aged nineteen years, can´t read. The grim implication of this fact is confirmed by the illiteracy of tweets from blacks regarding the case. "Ima kill dat dumass cracker be racis." Here we see as neatly displayed as if in a jewelry box why so many young blacks will go nowhere in the remaining fifty years of their lives. They can´t read, or barely can. In a fading techno-industrial civilization­I use the latter word frivolously­this consigns them to a life on charity. Is this not of more note than who started what?

No. The educational disaster that will leave Rachel and millions of her confreres in meaningless lives on welfare pales in importance compared to the question: Did Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman have the proper racial attitudes? This is what exercises the vast endocrine boobitry howling with empty-headed rage and self-righteousness.

Of course racism was involved in the shooting. The prosecution established this beyond doubt. Trayvon referred to Zimmerman as a "creepy-ass cracker," "cracker" being a highly pejorative term for low-class whites living in decaying trailers in the pine barrens and Everglades of Florida. So Trayvon, a racist, didn´t like white people. So what? Most blacks don´t.

A measure of the limitless hypocrisy that pervades, that almost constitutes American political life is that Travon´s clear racial hostility­"creepy-ass cracker"­is ignored. Only whites can exhibit racial antagonism. Yet perhaps twice a week on the Drudge Report one encounters cell-phone video of young blacks seriously beating whites because they are white. Here you have to understand that racial attacks are not racial. The local police chief invariably says that race wasn´t involved, when in fact nothing else was, and the papers will speak of "teens."

But what persuaded me that humanity really did descend from monkeys, and would do well to ascend back to them, was the public´s near-perfect lack of grasp of anything involved in this national soap opera. From the vacant visages of over-coiffed network babes, from the empty minds and overhanging orbital ridges of anchor men, came a veritable Pacific of incomprehension. I was fascinated. Reasonable behavior is not very amusing.

For example, from these clouded minds there drizzled drastic drivel to the effect that Zimmerman "profiled" Martin. By this is meant that Zimmerman noticed that Martin closely resembled the young black males who had been burgling homes in the neighborhood, it being the duty of a neighborhood watch to notice exactly this.

But "profiling," whatever network marsupials may think they think they mean by it, assuming that they think at all, is not a crime, and Zimmerman was not charged with it. "Following" is not a crime, and Zimmerman was not charged with it. Having attitudes that CNN doesn´t like is not yet a crime. Second-degree murder is a crime, and that, and only that, is what Zimmerman was charged with. The rest is irrelevant.

As best I could tell, this was far too difficult a concept for the talking heads.

Or was it? My Mexican wife, having compared the testimony in the trial to what the American media were saying, commented that the latter seemed to be trying to start a race war. Granted, she is not qualified to comment on the case, as she is not an idiot. Despite this debility, she appeared to be on to something.

Watching as much of the television coverage as I could bear, I saw that Zimmerman was being heavily packaged as guilty -- of exactly what not being specified -- with the strong implication that should he not be convicted, it would constitute a racially motivated miscarriage of justice. The duty of the jury was not to try him, but to convict him.

The coverage was so craftedly witless and dishonest that it was easy to suspect a conspiracy. Stupidity beyond a certain point can only be a work of intelligence. It was certainly dangerous behavior. In the cities there are large black populations who get all their news from television. These can easily be incited to violence. In California, someone called Zulu Shabazz, of the New Black Panther Party, is indeed calling for a race war against whites. The strategic brilliance of declaring war on those who grow your food and sign you checks might be lost on Sun Tzu. Oh well.

I have known people in the media for the forty years in which I pulled my oar in the triremes of print. I can attest that the talking heads do not want to provoke war. They want to display their virtue by engaging in exhibitionism disguised as confession. As a Catholic does not question the divinity of Christ, so a journalist does not question the racial guilt of whites. For everything, probably to include sunspots. It would result in ostracism, and one has to go daily to the news room.

Zimmerman´s defense was self-defense. How many of those bubbling and fuming indignantly have read Florida´s statue on self-defense? It is online. How many of those emoting about who threw the first punch have read Florida´s case law on the question? For good reasons, it doesn´t matter who punched whom first.

(You don´t like my looks and spit in my face. I punch you in the nose. You pull a switchblade and lunge at me, whereupon I shoot you dead.  That´s legitimate self-defense, because I believed myself to be in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm, this being the threshold for use of deadly force. That I threw the first punch doesn´t matter.)

Anyone of sufficient intelligence -- IQ 3 should do it- -- can see that race relations in America are bad and getting worse. However, to judge by commentary regarding Zimmerman, very few meet this demanding intellectual standard. People achieving a lesser standard, partial sentience perhaps, can see that until blacks    decide to essay literacy, even education, things will stay the same or deteriorate. The latter of course is the assured outcome. Why Mssrs. Jesse and Al don´t point this out to their constituents is, unfortunately, obvious, the purpose of race hustling being to profit the hustler.

But it isn´t my problem. Being a licensed curmudgeon, I think I´ll go to Tom´s Bar for a cold Tecate and the pleasure of an hour´s morbid reflection.


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Holder implicated in #IRS Cover Up





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You know who Treyvon is, but who am I ?




 

 

Why don't you know me? 

 

Could it be my skin color.....:-\

 

You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.

My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media doesn't care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me - so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller - I no longer have my life.

So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice for me too. Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon

 





 

 



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John Bolton: Israel should have attacked Iran 'yesterday'







John Bolton: Israel should have attacked Iran 'yesterday'

John Bolton (Photo: REUTERS)    http://unitycoalitionforisrael.org/news/?p=9574



"Israel should have attacked Iran yesterday – every day that goes by puts Israel in greater danger, every day Iran makes more progress," John Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Monday.

"I can understand why Israel wants us to take action, but the longer Israel waits for something that is not going to happen, the greater the danger Israel is in," the senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute said.

The US and Israel cannot expect to have perfect intelligence about Iran's nuclear capabilities, but if Israel attacked Iran after it gained that capability, there could be "nuclear retaliation," he said.

During his first term, President Barack Obama implied that the US would not resupply Israel with weapons used in attacking Iran, Bolton said. He added that overwhelming congressional support would have forced the issue of resupplying Israel in any case.

Now he thinks the situation has changed and the issue is whether the US would take the necessary measures to make the case that Israel was acting legitimately in self-defense.

The interview, coming a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Iran was approaching the red line he set out at the UN last September, constituted a warning that Israel could attack Iran as a last resort to prevent it from gaining nuclear weapons capability.

Asked about the chances that the US president would order an attack before any Israeli one, Bolton responded skeptically, "It would take a character transplant for Obama to order a US attack."

Bolton believes that the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian president will serve as a trap for the US, which will lull it into a false sense of security and more negotiations, inevitably leading to a nuclear Iran.

One can already see this by the reaction of the EU and the White House to Rouhani's election, he said.

"The idea that Rouhani will negotiate seriously shows that this administration is on a different planet."

There have been more than 10 years of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and it has just kept building "a broad and deep infrastructure," he said.

"Rouhani is a snare for the unwary and we fell right into it," said Bolton asserting that the main difference between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the "moderate" president-elect is only rhetorical.

"The moderates say, 'Stop talking about it,' and the radicals don't stop talking about it." In fact, "Rouhani boasted repeatedly about how he had suckered the EU during negotiations."

Regarding the regional fallout of an attack on Iran, Bolton said it is important that Israel and the US are politically aligned and sharing intelligence.

And regarding US policy on Egypt and throughout the region, Bolton said the policy is "incoherent" because Obama does not understand the nature of radical Islam and the risk it poses. Obama believes that talking about Islam would be perceived in the region as attacking the religion even though Muslims are aware of the radical Islam issue.

Bolton said that the only mistake the Egyptian military made so far was allowing Mohamed ElBaradei, the former director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, become vice president.

And on Syria, he said that at this point the principal US interest is that chemical and biological weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorists. The country is going through a great tragedy, Bolton said, but he does not see supporting the opposition as a viable option.

Asked about speculation regarding a presidential run in 2016, Bolton responded that he has not made a decision about running, but if he were to, it would be to get national security issues back to the center of political debate. International issues have "dropped under the radar screen," and he would try to reverse that trend, he said.

 



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Amazing camera...can see you anywhere!!!






Amazing and somewhat scary. Freedom of Assembly?  I have seen this before where the photo was at Obama's Inauguration. The picture had hundreds of thousands of spectators but yet you could zoom in on a clear picture of the President. I suspect this is an outcropping of our satellite program. ASKAL

         

So  you thought you might hide in the crowd.............

This picture was taken with a camera 70,000 x 30,000 pixels (2100 MegaPixels).

It can identify a face in a multitude.

The cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in strategic locations.  (This one is in Canada)

Place the cursor in the multitude of people and left double click a couple times. It will continue to show  the people much closer, when you double left click again or click more if needed.  Amazing!!

There were thousands of persons and yet one can spot and recognize any face.

Imagine what this means...  both police and  Army have it.

http://www.gigapixel.com/image/gigapan-canucks-g7.html

 

 

 



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Even Unions Are Turning on Obamacare




 

 

It all depends on whose ox is being gored!

 

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Morning Bell: Even Unions Are Turning on Obamacare

Amy Payne and Chris Jacobs

July 16, 2013 at 7:01 am

It's not every day that union bosses sound like policy experts at The Heritage Foundation.

But the beginning of the Obamacare letter from the heads of three major unions—the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and UNITE-HERE—to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is eerily similar to our experts' writings.

The unions, of course, were heavy supporters of Obamacare, but even they can't deny its effects now.

"When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act, you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them," they wrote. "Sadly, that promise is under threat."

It gets worse:

The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios: First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees' work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers' hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.

We couldn't agree more. In fact, not only did Heritage experts predict these outcomes, but the non-partisan Medicare actuary also concluded the law would raise health costs by hundreds of billions of dollars. The Congressional Budget Office noted that Obamacare's employer mandate "will probably cause some employers to respond by hiring fewer low-wage workers."

Naturally, it's on the question of solutions that we diverge from the unions.

The union leaders' "solution" to these problems involves yet more government spending. They want to make union-run health plans eligible for Obamacare's subsidies—subsidies that were supposed to go to people with no health coverage. In other words, increase taxpayer spending even more because of the consequences of bigger government.

If ever there were an argument to defund Obamacare in its entirety—to do away with both the spending and the costly regulations—it's this one. The union letter accuses Obamacare of "shattering" hard-earned benefits and destroying the foundation of the middle class. In short, "We have a problem."

The many ways liberal leaders keep marching forward, insisting nothing's wrong, are becoming laughable. Appearing on "Meet the Press" Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that "Obamacare has been wonderful for America." And despite the Obama Administration's multiple implementation failures, the Health and Human Services Department just released a video yesterday proclaiming that Obamacare is "on schedule."

Even the law's strongest supporters aren't buying it any more.

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Barry The Hero [Video]





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Re: Florida Law will not allow a civil suit against Zimmerman

(Please note that there is no, "May"  or "Can" in §   776.032(c);  the statute specifically says: "The Court 'Shall'  award reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses incurred by the defendant in defense of any civil action brought by a plaintiff if the court finds that the defendant is immune from prosecution as provided in subsection (1)."

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Keith In Tampa <keithintampa@gmail.com> wrote:
No speculation here Plain Ol;,  it's Florida Law:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0776/Sections/0776.032.html

 


On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM, plainolamerican <plainolamerican@gmail.com> wrote:
they will be footing Zimmerman's legal fees and bills.
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the ACLU is often involved in litigation against governmental bodies, which are generally protected from adverse monetary judgments; a town, state or federal agency may be required to change its laws or behave differently, but not to pay monetary damages except by an explicit statutory waiver. In some cases, the law permits plaintiffs who successfully sue government agencies to collect money damages or other monetary relief. In particular, the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Award Act of 1976 leaves the government liable in some civil rights cases. Fee awards under this civil rights statute are considered "equitable relief" rather than damages, and government entities are not immune from equitable relief.[22] Under laws such as this, the ACLU and its state affiliates sometimes share in monetary judgments against government agencies. In 2006, the Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act sought to prevent monetary judgments in the particular case of violations of church-state separation.[23]

The ACLU has received court awarded fees from opponents, for example, the Georgia affiliate was awarded $150,000 in fees after suing a county demanding the removal of a Ten Commandments display from its courthouse;[24] a second Ten Commandments case in the State, in a different county, led to a $74,462 judgment.[25] The State of Tennessee was required to pay $50,000, the State of Alabama $175,000, and the State of Kentucky $121,500, in similar Ten Commandments cases.[26][27]


On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:59:31 PM UTC-5, KeithInTampa wrote:
As the fact finder,  the jury in a civil trial would be determining whether there was in fact "justifiable use of force".  I don't think the Martin's will sue, because if they lose, under Florida law, they will be footing Zimmerman's legal fees and bills.

 

 


On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM, plainolamerican <plainol...@gmail.com> wrote:
http://winewomenpolitics.blogspot.com/2013/07/crying-again-he-did-not-get-his-way.html

On Monday, July 15, 2013 2:39:51 PM UTC-5, Travis wrote:




 

 

When the defense of liberty becomes a crime, tyranny is already in force. At that point, failure to defend liberty makes slavery a certainty.

 

 

Lots of talk of **civil suits*  related to the Zimmerman case.
So, thanks to Steve for sending in this information that shuts that avenue down.
I only see one problem in all of this -  The present *court* system ignores most all laws that don't agree with their agenda.  And they have been all too willing to MAKE UP THE LAW they want to use.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0776/Sections/0776.032.html

The 2012 Florida Statutes

 

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 776
JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE
View Entire Chapter

776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.
(1) A person who uses force as permitted in s.
776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(14), who was acting in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer identified himself or herself in accordance with any applicable law or the person using force knew or reasonably should have known that the person was a law enforcement officer. As used in this subsection, the term "criminal prosecution" includes arresting, detaining in custody, and charging or prosecuting the defendant.
(2) A law enforcement agency may use standard procedures for investigating the use of force as described in subsection (1), but the agency may not arrest the person for using force unless it determines that there is probable cause that the force that was used was unlawful.
(3) The court shall award reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses incurred by the defendant in defense of any civil action brought by a plaintiff if the court finds that the defendant is immune from prosecution as provided in subsection (1).
History. s. 4, ch. 2005-27.

 



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