Friday, April 29, 2016

Where Gun Control Ought to Start: Disarming the Police

April 29, 2016
by Paul Krane

On February 5, 2015, Jeremy Lett was physically attacked, then shot in the torso five times while walking outside his apartment. He died in the hospital the next day. His attacker, David Stith, had a history of violent, erratic behavior – at one point a little over a year earlier, Stith entered a Girl Scouts of America office and began “acting aggressively and screaming obscenities”. On February 27, a grand jury cleared Stith of all wrongdoing in the shooting.

David Stith was (and still is) a police officer. There’s a lot of discussion going on right now about gun violence. There’s also a lot of talk about police brutality. Why, then, are the two issues raised together so rarely? In most instances, police violence is gun violence, and in a significant percentage of cases, gun violence is police violence. According to the Guardian, over one-thousand people were shot and killed by the police in 2015.

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Trump Democrats might ruin Clinton

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A Democratic strategist and former presidential campaign advisor is predicting that Republican Donald Trump would beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by a landslide in the general election with the help of working class whites leaving the Democratic Party in droves.

Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, who served as senior advisor to John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign, made the prediction during a recent interview with The Daily Caller.

“I know a ton of Democrats — male, female, black and white — here [in southern Virginia] who are going to vote for Trump. It’s all because of economic reasons. It’s because of his populist message,” Sunders told the website.

According to the strategist, working class whites in the north who’ve held on to the Democratic Party because of strong union values are poised to join white southern Democrats who left the party long ago for social reasons.

“It’s compelling for working class people who have always followed their union to hear a guy who’s pro gun and pro economic fairness,” Saunders told The Daily Caller.

Saunders added that beyond her voter weaknesses, Clinton has yet to face serious political attacks.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Power Of Makeup

Things that Make You Go Hmmmmmm

Double Standard ? Where is the Equality?

Vaccinated Harvard Students getting Mumps

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(NaturalNews) In case you hadn't heard, there is something going on at the Harvard University campus that isn't supposed to happen: There is a widening outbreak of mumps, and all the students who have contracted the disease thus far had already been vaccinated for the disease.

As reported by CNN, the most recent mumps outbreak began with a whimper in February, after two students were confirmed to have developed the disease. But within a few weeks, the number grew to 16, then 30, and now there are about 40 students with confirmed cases of mumps.

Dr. Paul J. Barreira, director of the Massachusetts university's health services, told the student newspaper that the rise in cases is disconcerting.

"I'm actually more concerned now than I was during any time of the outbreak," Barreira told The Harvard Crimson. "I'm desperate to get students to take seriously that they shouldn't be infecting one another."

Obamacare bankrupting health insurers, too: Largest insurer loses $1 billion a year, says it's going to drop coverage to save itself from bankruptcy

(NaturalNews) Americans who are suffering rate increases and higher out-of-pocket expenses thanks to the healthcare "reforms" of the "Affordable" Care Act, are about to get hit with even higher costs, after the nation's largest health insurer announced recently that it was pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges after losing a whopping $1 billion since 2014.

As reported by The Associated Press – which tried to spin the departure in a good light for consumers (more on that in a moment) – UnitedHealth said that its losses had caused it to limit participation in the exchanges to just a handful of states next year, after expanding to 34 in 2016, though officials with the company would not be more specific about 2017 plans.

Through the end of March, UnitedHealth covered 795,000 people, or about 6 percent of the 12.7 million people who had signed up for coverage through the public exchanges by 2016. UnitedHealth's decision came after nonprofit health cooperatives that were created by Obamacare also reported deep losses last year, while other major insurers like Aetna have begun to question the long-term viability of the exchanges – a key element in Affordable Care Act's drive to expand exchanges even further (and, therefore, double down on their failure.

The AP said that industry watchers believe other health insurers will – in the AP's vernacular - "adjust their exchange participation" in the coming months, which is a roundabout way of saying more companies are likely to bail in the future.

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‘All He Could Say Was Sex Sex Sex’ Wave Of Refugee Sex Attacks Hits Austria

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted by a refugee at a bus stop before he chased her with his trousers down in one of a string of migrant sex attacks to hit Austria.

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The crimewave is seeing a sharp rise in the far-right in Austria in protest of mass immigration.

In the latest shocking incident a 27-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted while waiting at a bus station in the village of Grinzing on the outskirts of the capital Vienna.

She said: “He was Arabic looking and had a cord around his waist instead of a belt.

“All he could say was ‘sex, sex, sex’ and then he pulled out a condom from his trouser pocket.”

The attack comes just days after Norbert Hofer, candidate of the anti-migrant Freedom Party (FPO), took pole position in the presidential elections.

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MORE COLLUSION: GOP Elites and Anti-Trump PACs Join Forces in California to Take Down Trump

The two campaigns announced the development on Twitter.
Gateway Pundit | Jim Hoft - April 28, 2016

On Sunday the Cruz and Kasich camps formed the Cru-sich Alliance to stop Donald Trump.

The two campaigns announced the development on Twitter.

Now Republican establishment funded Super PACs are joining forces to take down Trump in California.

Our Principles PAC (OPP) bought over $16 million in ads against Donald Trump so far this year. The group also admitted that they were working to steer Republican delegates away from Donald Trump.

This week OPP announced they are colluding with the anti-Trump Victory California to take down Trump in California.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

A national group that is trying to stop Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination is combining forces with a California anti-Trump group on a seven-figure effort expected to start in early May in the state.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Legal Rights Women Have that Men Don't ----- Where is Ferminism on these Issues?

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Trump 2016

Trump Sweeps All 5 States

George Carlin ----- Why I Don't Vote

Vaccine Injury Suspected In Prince's Death

This State Just DECLARED WAR On Obama & His Muslim Refugees!


The state of Tennessee is not happy with President Barack Obama’s Muslim refugee resettlement program… And they are taking action!

The Tennessee General Assembly just voted to sue Obama’s Federal government over the refugees, based on the 10th Amendment. It passed in the state house by 69 to 25, and the state senate by 29 to 4.

It’s clear that elected leaders in TN are looking out for the safety of their citizens, and are ready to stand up to Obama in a huge way:

Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News.

“The General Assembly clearly understands the importance of public safety and state sovereignty as demonstrated by the overwhelming support of this Resolution for which we are thankful. The Syrian surge heightens our sense of urgency to get this properly before the courts, and we urge the Attorney General to act without delay,” Norris adds.

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47 Percent Of Americans Cannot Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit

Michael Snyder

(RINF) – If you had to make a sudden visit to the emergency room, would you have enough money to pay for it without selling something or borrowing the funds from somewhere? Most Americans may not realize this, but this is something that the Federal Reserve has actually been tracking for several years now. And according to the Fed, an astounding 47 percent of all Americans could not come up with $400 to pay for an emergency room visit without borrowing it or selling something. Various surveys that I have talked about in the past have found that more than 60 percent of all Americans are living to paycheck to paycheck, but I didn’t realize that things were quite this bad for about half the country. If you can’t even come up with $400 for an unexpected emergency room visit, then you are just surviving from month to month by the skin of your teeth. Unfortunately, about half of us are currently in that situation.
Earlier today someone pointed me toward an excellent article in The Atlantic that discussed this, and I have to admit that The Atlantic is one of the last remaining bastions of old school excellence in journalism that you will find in the mainstream media. Of course I don’t see eye to eye with them on a lot of things philosophically, but there are some really hard working journalists over there.

The article where I found the 47 percent figure comes from The Atlantic, and it is entitled “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans“. It was authored by Neal Gabler, and he says that he can identify with the 47 percent of Americans that don’t have $400 for an unexpected emergency room visit because he is one of them…

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More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools

Apr 26, 2016

Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. “Janissa! Janissa, you okay?” a student asked before exclaiming, “She landed on her face!” In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, “Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors.”

This senseless attack on a student is immediately reminiscent of video taken by kids at a South Carolina high school in October. While classmates looked on, school resource officer (SRO) Ben Fields slammed a 16-year-old student to the ground and then dragged her by her hair across the floor after she refused to hand over her cellphone.

At times like this, media talking heads and editorial boards wring their hands over “bad apples” in the police department—both Kehm and Fields have since been fired. Yet, the problem of police violence goes deeper than just a few rogue cops. Deeply rooted institutional racism and sexism

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Joke of the Day

Ted and His Dirty Tricks

Cop beats old Man over a Tomato ----- man had receipt for tomato

6 Corrupt Police Forces That Didn't Even Pretend to Give A F

In the last few years, there seems to have been a drastic increase of police violence plaguing the United States, as if everyone with a badge is auditioning to become Mad Max in the pending societal breakdown. However, the even more depressing truth is that things haven't really gotten worse. Quite a few cops have been dragging their asses way over the thin blue line since time immemorial. For instance ...

#6. The Denver Police Force Straight-Up Robbed People

Most people know about the widespread corruption of the Los Angeles Police Department in the late '90s, thanks to pop culture touchstones like The Shield, Training Day, and Demolition Man. For a time, the LAPD had decided that the only way to handle gangs was to become an even bigger, more dangerous gang -- one which could arrest, attack, and even rob criminals with impunity. What most people don't know is that almost the same thing happened with the Denver Police Department 30 years prior, except that they didn't even bother with the "fighting fire with fire" shtick. Nope, they cut out the middleman and started robbing businesses themselves.
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#5. A Cop (And KKK Member) Frames Dozens Of Black Texans As Drug Pushers

It's hard to tell how exactly a bona fide Klansman would ever be allowed to carry a gun and badge, but that's exactly what happened in Tulia, Texas. In 1998, literal card-carrying racist Tom Coleman unleashed his backwards prejudice on a slew of innocent people like a bigoted hurricane.
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In an investigation that lasted a little over a year, Coleman hauled 46 drug dealers to prison. Did we say drug dealers? We meant "completely innocent people who happened to be black." In a small town of 5,000 people with only around 400 black residents, we're sure that wasn't a coincidence. Fortunately for Coleman, his position as an unsupervised drug enforcement agent / dude with a mustache and a gun didn't really require him to have a motive, reason, or even evidence to arrest people.
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Coleman simply made his own evidence by lying his ass off in court repeatedly, claiming "suspects" sold him drugs even when they had ironclad alibis, like being at festivals miles away from Coleman or having time cards which proved they had been at work when he swore they were selling him drugs. He would even invent suspects and then simply arrest any black person he felt like arresting, even though they didn't fit his own description. But before you start thinking the good state of Texas would ignore this monstrous behavior, rest assured that Coleman was given the Texas Department of Safety's 1999 Outstanding Lawman of the Year award -- though they did let Chris Rock host the 2000 OLY's to prove that they themselves weren't racist.

Eventually, after a retired district judge started digging around, Coleman's cases were finally exposed as bullshit. Most of the "felons" he arrested were pardoned and compensated, seeing as how there wasn't a single shred of evidence against them. You might now be wondering why you never heard of any famous trial against the KKK cop. That's because that part never happened. In 2005, Coleman was finally convicted ... for perjury. He was then sentenced to 10 years probation, which means he only would have gone to jail if he had committed another crime. Luckily, it seems a guy like Coleman can't get arrested in Texas.

#4. D.C. Police Try To March Prostitutes Into The Next State

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In June of 1989, the Washington, D.C. police force was fed up with all the professional sexing going on in their jurisdiction, so they decided to gather up 24 local prostitutes and make them march their way over the state line into Virginia. Maybe they believed this meant no one would ever sell sex to a politician ever again, thereby creating more job opportunities for ambitious interns. Either way, in the painfully early hours of the morning, an army of leather mini-skirted women walked over 1.4 miles at the behest of a handful of police officers who told them it was walk or be arrested. Perhaps these law enforcers didn't realize there's a specific law (appropriately called the Mann Act) which forbids the transportation of prostitutes over U.S. state lines. So in addition to being lousy cops, they were also technically sex traffickers.
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May is 5 days away ------ Spring in Maine

Flint woman suing over poisoned water crisis found shot to death in home

Apr 25, 2016

A woman involved in a lawsuit over the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan was reportedly found shot to death in her home along with another individual.

On Tuesday, police found the bodies of two women inside of a townhouse, where they also found a one-year-old who was unharmed. Both women were shot, and have been identified as Sasha Bell and Sacorya Reed, though police only said their ages are between 18 and 20 years old, WJRT reported. The child was taken into protective services.

Police are treating the deaths as homicides and have a suspect in custody, but no charges have been filed.

Notably, the Flint Journal reports that Sasha Bell was one of the first individuals to file a lawsuit over the water crisis in Flint, which saw city water become contaminated with lead after officials chose to switch to the Flint River as its main drinking source. According to the outlet, Bell claimed that her child suffered from lead poisoning as a result of the switch. Police haven’t stated whether Bell’s child is the one they discovered in the aftermath of this week’s twin shooting.

“Sasha was a lovely young woman who cared deeply for her family, and especially for her young child,” her attorney Corey M. Stern told the Flint Journal. “Her tragic and senseless death has created a void in the lives of so many people that loved her. Hopefully, her child will be lifted up by the love and support from everyone who cared deeply for Sasha.”

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Illinois Police Department Pulls Plug On Body Cameras Because Accountability Is 'A Bit Burdensome'

Published: April 25, 2016

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Police body cameras aren't the cure-all for bad policing. However, they are an important addition to any force, providing not only a means for accountability (albeit an imperfect one) but also documentation of day-to-day police work. They can help weed out those who shouldn't be cops as well as protect officers from bogus complaints.

It's not enough to just have the cameras, though. Effort must be made to keep them in working order (and to prevent intentional damage/disabling). The footage must also be preserved and provided to the public when requested. This does mean there's additional workload and expenses to be considered, but the potential benefits of increased documentation should outweigh the drawbacks.

Not so, apparently, for the Minooka Police Department in Illinois. The agency has decided to end its body camera program because accountability and transparency are just too much work

Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer said Friday the issue was not with the functionality of the cameras, but that it became a burden for staff to fill the many requests for video footage. How much of a burden?
"I was happy [with the body cameras]," Meyer said. "It just became a bit burdensome for our administrative staff." That's all it takes to let cops off the accountability hook: "a bit" of a burden. King Camera has been overthrown and the public's access to information is first against the wall.

Chief Meyer might want to hire a spokesperson because he's not exactly doing a great job explaining how burdensome the cameras were. 

Meyer described a hypothetical example of the extra work it created for department staff.

"You could have four officers on a call for a domestic incident," Meyer said. "If they are on scene for an hour -- whether there's an arrest or not -- that's four hours of video that has to be uploaded." Meyer could possibly be referring to redaction efforts, which could be time-consuming. He couldn't possibly be referring to the "burden" of uploading film because that's, well, non-existent.
The cameras could record up to nine hours of continuous footage with 16 GB of storage. They were plugged into a USB port at the department after a shift to collect the footage and recharge the battery.

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Letter from ----- Dot Fitzgerald

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I never thought I would say this but I am disappointed in the new members of the town council. Seems like it did not take them long to join the 'good old boy's club' and green light everything on the towns', Ryan Leighton and Brooks', want list. 

Just to let you know. I will be voting NO, TOO LOW on the school budget in June. When school scores are published and Lisbon scores are low, you are so ready to blame Mr.. Green and the school committee. You are running the schools by setting school budget ultimatums, yet the sky's the limit on the town budget. 

Dot Fitzgerald
A Lisbon Concerned Citizen

Monday, April 25, 2016

Thank you Canada

Do you believe the mass media or do you believe your own eyes?

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And now the cover-up murders begin in Flint, Michigan:

 Water treatment plant foreman found dead... young mom murdered in her home after filing lawsuit against Michigan government

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(NaturalNews) For those who wonder why, as the editor of Natural News, I carry a loaded weapon with me at all times, consider how often whistleblowers who threaten to expose government conspiracy crimes end up dead. In just the last few days, a water treatment plant foreman who could have testified against the corrupt government of Michigan was found dead in his home. On the exact same day, Sasha Avonna Bell, who spearheaded a lawsuit against the government over the lead poisoning of the Flint water supply, was found murdered.

"She was identified Thursday, the same day the death of a Flint Water Treatment Plant foreman who was wanted for questioning in connection with the crisis was announced," reports the Daily Mail.

Local government, state government and federal government all conspired to systematically poison the water supply of a predominantly black community, carrying out their criminal scheme for many months -- and poisoning countless children -- with extremely high concentrations of brain-damaging lead in the municipal water.

Deliberate mass poisoning of a black community, covered up by those in power

While the EPA says the limit of lead in public water is just 15 parts per billion, at times the water coming out of the tap in Flint, Michigan registered a jaw-dropping 13,200 parts per billion (13.2 ppm), according to Scientific American.

The great cholesterol con finally unravels: Researchers find lowering cholesterol has NO EFFECT on risk of heart disease or death

(NaturalNews) Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.

The most recent study was conducted by researchers from the universities of North Carolina and Illinois, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, and published in the British Medical Journal. It found that while a diet that replaced saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat did cause blood cholesterol to drop, this led to no change in the risk of heart disease or death.

Except among the people who had the greatest drop in blood cholesterol. Those became more likely to die.

Cholesterol? Saturated fat? Probably fine

The researchers re-analyzed data gathered from the 1970s Minnesota Coronary Experiment, in which 9,423 residents of state mental hospitals and a nursing home were randomly assigned to either keep the same diet or to replace butter and other saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats (in the form of margarine and corn oil).

Lawmakers optimistic secret 9/11 pages will soon see release

“It’s just more and more spotlight on the issue, and that’s really what we’ve been hoping for..."

Lawmakers are growing increasingly optimistic that the federal government will soon release 28 pages of secret documents rumored to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The lawmakers say renewed scrutiny on the pages from the 2002 congressional report about 9/11 has given momentum to their argument that the documents should be released.
“All this has helped us,” Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), the author of a bill pressing the White House to release the pages, told The Hill on Wednesday.

Jones said he and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), an author of the 2002 report who has vigorously pushed for the pages to be released, will meet with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper next month to push for the analysis to be declassified.

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Constitutional Carry Approved by New Hampshire Senate

Bill makes the Second Amendment your concealed carry permit...

For the second time in two years, lawmakers in New Hampshire are on the verge of sending a bill to make the Second Amendment your concealed carry permit to the governor.

Last fall, staunch anti-gun Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a measure placed on her desk to codify the right to carry without first being issued a permit. A new proposal this session passed the House with a 206-146 vote earlier this year and the Senate 14-10 this week.

“This is our opportunity to ensure the Second Amendment rights of our constituents are upheld,” said supporter Sen. Gary Daniels, R-Milford, on the Senate floor.

The legislation, HB 582, keeps the state’s current concealed carry permit system that has been in place since 1923. However, it makes clear that the fact those permits exist does not prohibit unlicensed transport or carry of a concealed pistol or revolver in a car or on one’s person if the carrier is an adult legally able to possess a firearm. Retaining the option of issuing permits would allow state residents to carry while traveling to other parts of the country that honor New Hampshire’s current licenses.

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Clinton's Cough Returns ---- Is She Sick?