In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo Tiffany Hartley (l.) (click title to entry - thank you) and family members, lay a wreath near the site where her husband, David Hartley, was shot last month on Falcon Lake in Zapata, Texas. U.S. and Mexican authorities said Tuesday, Mexican state police Commander, Rolando Flores, has been killed while investigating the death of David Hartley.
There are two murders, but, to the extent they are related is yet to be known. '
According to what I am looking at on Google Earth, Falcon Lake is connected to the Rio Grand on the Texas - Mexico border. That is trouble. Falcon Lake is a 'no-go zone.' Most people would understand that. So considering a man riding a jet ski is killed, why does that indicate the death of an innocent man and why is that automatically connected with the death of an investigator.
Tamaulipas is known to be on of the most corrupt areas in Mexico with known drug cartel violence. In all honesty. Mr. Hartley was in a dangerous area and if he was that naive then vacationers are sincerely being stupid about the Mexican border and probably don't know how to read and doesn't watch television reports of the on going civil war between the drug cartels and the sovereign Mexican government. At least is was still sovereign last time I looked. I am not convinced Hartley is an innocent man. I would imagine a 'drug deal, gone bad' could be at the center of his murder. Not that it should be ignored and it should not be investigated, but, let's get real here.
I see absolutely no reason why another 'singular' Mexican investigator has to be dispatched to investigate anything. I believe the USA and Mexico has a real problem here. It is a measure in need of military intervention and be prepared for more deaths before this is all over.
The Rio Grande is a 'given' as a route to drug tafficking. What are vacationers doing there at all. I believe Mr. Hartley's spouse wants to find her husband, but, to believe investigator after investigator can be dispatched only to have them found dead is a realistic outcome is non-sense.
I find the entire dynamics very suspicious. There is no way the area can be secured without major intervention by the National Guard well armed. Actually, it would have to be more like 'Swat' National Guard to even begin to assess the area. I don't imagine the investigations will be resolved soon, but, the violence visiting the area cannot be ignored.
It's Texas. What else is there to say? The Wild West. Everyone carries a gun and is free to use it in self defense. You know, Second Amendment Rights and all that. People are their own justice. The Governor needs to take these issues seriously. But, all Perry wants to talk about is politics and seceding from the USA. That might be a good idea if Perry can't maintain 'domestic peace' on his agenda. Texas as an autonomous nation would give the USA a nice 'DMZ' between Mexico and the 'civilized' USA.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Rhee (click title to entry - thank you) is expected to announce she'll resign, effective at the end of October, during a press conference to be held in the East Room Mayflower hotel in downtown Washington at 10:30 a.m....
It seems as though the Right Wing can't get a lot of things done. They can't control Wall Street to preserve the USA economy in every venue imaginable. They can't generate an independent small business economy. They can't stop the sucking sound from China of our national treasury. They can't solve the health care crisis as demonstrated by the 'Contract with America from 1994. I mean let's face it, in 1994 the Republicans were suppose to have all the answers. "W"rong. The result is the economic, health care and educational crisis we face today.
Rhee is just another example of how high powered and high payed administrators are nothing more than just that. They have no real answers for any crisis.
No surprise here.
By Bill Turque
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 12, 2010; 9:33 PM
..."I'm a serial monogamist, not a job hopper," she said over breakfast in June 2008, citing the 10 years she spent running the New Teacher Project, the nonprofit group she founded before coming to the District.
The defeat of Rhee's political benefactor, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), abruptly curtailed that scenario. But embedded in planning documents, speeches and D.C. Council testimony is the unfinished business of the Fenty-Rhee era. Some of it remains obvious and beyond dispute....
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The National Security of the USA depends on many things, but, to put the USA military on a political 'gaming' field is NOT a good idea.
The Justice Department has NO GROUNDS to appeal. The USA Defense Department is 'in the process' of implementing such a directive. The process the military is engaged in under Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mullens is well managed and provides FAR GREATER security to the USA.
The men and women that serve our country are vital to its protection. If they are chronically on an emotional roller coaster that only adds to the instability of a 'ready' force.
I believe at this point the antiquated and bizarre, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is dead in the water. Congratulations to the USA military in having yet another hideous political directive defeated under the leadership of President Obama. We are grateful to him and too all those that serve. I wish all those wishing to return to service, but, were dismissed under the old policy would seek redress and come back to the USA military that desperately needs them.
PROFESSIONALS. The USA is an all volunteer military lined with men and women that are professionals and know their jobs and career choices. I doubt sincerely any problems will result. Quite the contrary, the military will run smoother and advancement of 'the best' will proceed without incident providing a ready and expert fighting force.
...The federal government (click title to entry - thank you) has 60 days to appeal, but Justice Department attorneys have not said whether they will.
"Defendants United States of America and the Secretary of Defense immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Act, or pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 654 or its implementing regulations, on or prior to the date of this Judgment," U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips wrote.
In September, Phillips said the policy banning gays did not preserve military readiness, contrary to what many supporters have argued, and that evidence shows that the policy in fact had a "direct and deleterious effect" on the military. She also found that "don't ask, don't tell" violated the 1st Amendment.
Phillips said at the time that she would issue an injunction barring the government from enforcing the policy....
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