Monday, May 04, 2015

Today in Baltimore another young black man entered into a hopeless state in life. He was arrested.

Big Brother. That's what is going on in Baltimore. A video camera that picked up a gun. There was no crime committed. 

This is unfortunate.

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What is the rational in Baltimore to confiscate guns? I know if this was Arizona and cows there would be no end to the anger over removing guns.

Maryland is being sued by other states over it's strict gun laws. They don't look strict to me. They look reasonable.  What business is Maryland Gun Laws to West Virginia? Political? Got a point to prove regarding how weak state's rights are? It makes no sense for any state to sue another over gun regulations.

November 21, 2015
Led by West Virginia's attorney general, (click here) 21 states have joined a legal effort seeking to overturn Maryland's tough new gun control law.
The Maryland statute has no effect on gun laws in their states, but the attorneys general argue in an amicus brief filed this month that Maryland's law was written too broadly and violates the Second Amendment rights of their citizens.
"States must band together in times when they see citizens' rights being diminished or infringed upon," West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in statement released when he filed the brief. "If the courts decide this law passes muster, it would undermine a core part of the Second Amendment."
Morrisey, who declined to be interviewed, said Maryland's ban on the sale of military-style weapons is akin to "trying to impose a content-based ban on speech. It simply cannot be done."
A federal court ruled that Maryland's ban on 45 types of semiautomatic rifles is constitutional. The coalition of gun owners and gun-rights groups that challenged the law is appealing the decision by the U.S. District Court of Maryland. The attorneys general have joined that effort....
...Maryland's gun law, proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and passed by the General Assembly in 2013, was among the most stringent enacted after the massacre of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. It is one of three, all passed after Newtown, that gun-rights activists are fighting in federal courts.
Judge Catherine C. Blake upheld Maryland's ban in August, rejecting the argument that military-style weapons are in common use for self-defense and therefore protected by the Second Amendment. Blake wrote that she considered the ban a legitimate way to improve public safety....

Community leaders need to hold Town Halls with the people of their neighborhoods. There is a compliant NPR (click here) wrote about and the lack of communication with young people and their leaders.

But, people in Baltimore cannot simply go back to living life as it was before, Baltimore is different today. People have to own guns legally in Baltimore. I don't really appreciate the idea street cameras are causing arrests in the neighborhood that normally wouldn't happen. I think this is a reality we all were concerned about and now we are there. Big Brother is patrolling the streets in Baltimore around the clock every day of the year.

I haven't found special gun laws in Baltimore anywhere on the net, but, there needs to be equity in the way summons and arrests are handed down.

I think the police have a right to be concerned for their safety, but, there is a limit to what people have to put up with, they aren't rats in a cage.

I also witnessed a very good newspaper and media presence in Baltimore. I believe they have high moral content and understand the community.

That said, if men are arrested on a regular basis because of cameras that record their every move they become hopeless. Once a record for illegal possession of a gun is attached to one's name, the ability of a man to qualify for a job is out the window. This is part of the problem in Baltimore. Okay? There is a high degree of hopelessness with 50% unemployment. The unemployment is partly due to criminal records these men have accumulated for whatever reason that occurred. 

I don't expect the police to put their lives on the line for freedom in a troubled neighborhood, but, police have to also realize the one reason men in these neighborhoods can be dangerous to themselves and police is because they are not presented with opportunity in the world. I have never, ever heard of a city with 50% unemployment. The city has to take responsibility for that level of unemployment and disseminate the causes while invoking realistic rehab programs.

I can't tell you how this is very troubling to me. Baltimore's unemployment rate is a national emergency. There needs to be projects TODAY to assist the men back into function.

There was a time in my life, after my husband became involved with substance abuse and alternate lifestyles (he was a white man) I was alone and unable to provide an income for myself and my two very young sons. It is devastating to look at yourself in the mirror and feel valueless in society except the ability to be a parent. I didn't have a criminal record. I lived a clean life.

But, my circumstances is not the point. What WORKED for me was to attend the local Vocational School for Adults and learn skills that would provide a job upon graduation. It took 11 and a half months to graduate. During that time, my sons received childcare after school and I received a daily stipend of $10.00 for every day I was in classes and achieving my new lifestyle. My tuition was paid and I was provided a clothing allowance to obtain an appearance suitable for my CHOSEN profession.

THAT IS WHAT THESE NEIGHBORHOODS NEED in Baltimore. The men need to learn skills and capture a craft like carpentry or masonry and then rebuild their neighborhoods. They need this. This is not an option. 

Currently, in order to provide a safer street the Baltimore police intervene on camera footage. The men are defining their masculinity with guns. Their idea for their lives is not a long term goal. They are deprived of a life of value that will see them into their old age.

The confrontation between the men and the police will continue and the high tensions that brought about depersonalization of these people to regard them as nothing more than animals is so unhealthy for the city and it's goverrnment there is no word to describe it. 

An immediate intervention in the case of men with guns is for the city to institute a "Gun Buy Back" initiative. It is the best way I know to bring about safer streets and reduce criminal content from a citizen's life. 

This is not a productive city. The moral content is very poor and hopelessness defines it's very borders.

Former President Bill Clinton is beyond reproach.

Some time ago, what's his name? He is on FOX at 8PM. Well, no matter. His political agenda included someone who was suppose to be an expert on body language. So, that smile on President Clinton's face can be interpreted in a number of ways depending the political leanings of the translator. 

Wow. Chelsea looks a lot like her dad. I didn't realize how much she resembles him.  

But, I think it would be a mistake for the former president to resign from HIS foundation. When Hillary is in the White House he might want to take a leave of absence for awhile until the American people are confident his work is very important and he would do nothing wrong to achieve better lives for the people the foundation seeks to serve. 

The Foundation is primarily a service organization. But, eventually, he will want to return to his work, no different than Former President Carter carries out even in his advancing years. Former President Carter and his wife Former First Lady Rosalynn are instrumental in their organization. I don't see that changing for President Clinton simply because he has an ambitious wife that wants to serve the country. I think the fuss is inappropriate and possible because the Clintons don't promote the organization publicly, because ads at the Superbowl costs a lot of money. 

I don't really see Bill Clinton as a garden guy. He might be great at getting to know military families though. I think I'd like that. He would make a very interesting advocate for military families and veterans. He would probably like that. 

You know what he needs to tackle when he is "First Gentleman," the student debt issue. Those two areas are grossly neglected by Congress. They have been very slow and even selective about helping our veterans. He would be great as an advocate for military families, veterans and our students requiring loans to complete their education.

Former President Bill Clinton, center-left, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, center-right, are shown around a herb garden by pupils and staff of the Farasi Lane Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 1, 2015. Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are in the East African nation of Kenya as part of a wider tour of projects run by the family's Clinton Foundation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

May 4, 2015
By Lisa Lerer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton (click here) is publicly musing about his life in a future Clinton administration, saying he would consider stepping down from the foundation that he founded more than a decade ago, if his wife wins the White House.
But he doesn't plan to stop giving the high-priced speeches to private corporations, foreign governments, and non-profit organizations that have been a mainstay of his post-presidential life. "I gotta pay our bills," he said, in an interview aired Monday on NBC's "Today" show. "And I also give a lot of it to the foundation every year."...

Princess Charlotte, named after her grandfather. Very nice.

Behind the Name: (click here) Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Charlotte. French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Bronte sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.

I hope she wears her name well. If she is as pretty as her mother, grandmothers and great-grandmother, she'll be the heart throb of the planet.

May 4, 2015
By Gordon Rayner and Rosa Prince

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honoured (click here) both royal tradition and the most loved women in their lives by naming their baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
As well as the anticipated tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales and the Queen, the choice of name includes a wealth of connections to the Middleton family, striking a perfect balance between the two sides of Princess Charlotte’s family.
By choosing Diana as a middle name, the Duke ensured his mother’s memory will live on in the next generation of the Royal family, making his daughter a living tribute to the mother he lost when he was just 15.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said that the names “spoke for themselves”. The fourth in line to the throne will be officially known as HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge....

This is on Huffington Post about Carson.

Public speaking is not his forte. He makes inflammatory comments continuously. I am curious about something. I haven't been able to find the information online. How many Medicaid patients and Medicare patients does he have? What does he think of the infamous "Doc Fix?"

October 13, 2013

...Back to the specific point (click here) of Carson's transitive historical principle. If it's valid, then because Joseph Stalin himself ordered all abortions outlawed in the Soviet Union in 1936 (except in cases where the life of the mother was in jeopardy), it must follow that to oppose abortion in America today makes you a Stalinist.
To be clear, I don't actually think that's true at all. Opposition to abortion doesn't make you a Stalinist, just because Stalin himself outlawed it. But it's a fair reminder of what passes for historical analysis on the right these days.
Back to the Lenin quote. By now it shouldn't be a surprise to learn that -- leaving aside whether the quote itself has any probative value relative to the Affordable Care Act -- in all likelihood, Lenin never said it....
Her make up is too heavy. 

Techies? We don't need any more robo-soldiers.

This is the first week of May and there is double digit departures from normal temperatures east of the Mississippi.

 May 4, 2015
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The Weather Channel's US Departure from Normal Low Temperatures.

The double digits west of the Mississippi is also accompanied by negative changes around Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming. The wider the change the greater the chance of turbulent storms.
May 4, 2015
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The Weather Channel US Departure from Normal High Temperatures

And the UNISYS water vapor satellite below shows the accumulation of water vapor at the very spot where negative temperatures occur. That system also extends into Arizona where the temperatures moved into the negative category as well. Now these are negative changes, not negative temperatures.

May 5, 2015
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of US (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

The map below shows where the anticipated rain will occur and in the amounts expected.

May 4, 2015
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The Weather Channel 48 hour precipitation map.

Where this gets interesting is realizing how dry and hot Earth has actually become. 

Recently I noticed the water vapor of Earth is primarily accumulating over the oceans. The continents are very dry and absent of water vapor. This is a view from some very talented people that built this computer program. But, it shows the North Pole. The continents are mostly absent of water vapor. 

The Drought Monitor of New York
April 28, 2015 (Released April 30, 2015)
Valid for 0800 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) (click here)

So, the question is how can New York State be under a fire danger watch with all the turbulent storms they have been receiving? Drought is a long term emergency and doesn't end because a severe storm rolled through the area. 

The drought in New York State is early onset. It is only beginning. It is considered abnormally dry and summer hasn't arrived yet.

Greenland has clouds simply because it has a large ice sheet. The ice is melting and providing water vapor.

Interestingly, the Inter tropical Convergence Zone is repopulated with water vapor. There is a very clear division in northern water vapor and the tropical region. Interesting. There is somewhat of a Bermuda High in the Atlantic.

May 4, 2015
UNISYS North and West Hemisphere Water Vapor Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

There is an injection of water vapor into the continental system just south of Hawaii.

There is also a huge circulation center south of Mexico. That's a bit unusual. 

US Congressman Pete Sessions, leader of the House rules committee and Representative from Garland, does important work.

May 3, 2015
By Marie Loti

Several incidents have occurred (click here) in the past few months with Glocks being left out in the open by absent-minded security. In January, a Glock and its magazine were found jammed in a toilet seat cover holder at the Capitol Visitor Center. In March, a young boy found one in John Boehner’s Capitol suite bathroom. Most recently on April 15, a third Glock was found by a custodian at the Capitol Police HQ. This time, the gun wasn’t found in a restroom stall but left out in the open and was easily spotted. Glocks were designed without the traditional external safety locks and can instantly fire if the trigger is pulled.

According to Roll Call, the officer from the January 29 incident was recommended to receive a six-day unpaid suspension while the other two remain under investigation. House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions said he wanted Capitol Police to “retrain everyone that carries a gun.” The new training system should include a little jingle the security officers can learn to sing to themselves before leaving the bathroom. Something like, “Keys, Wallet, Phone, Glock.” Maybe that will help them to stop losing their guns.

He is the author of "Fast Track." Yes sirree bob, Representative Sessions certainly has his finger on the pulse of America. 

April 26, 2015
By Pete Sessions

As a strong believer in American exceptionalism, (click here) I know that when America competes across the globe, America wins. That is why I was proud to work closely with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to introduce the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, more commonly known as trade promotion authority (TPA).

TPA is a vital part of House Republicans’ free-trade agenda because it is the key legislative component to securing trade agreements that grow the economy, create good-paying jobs and lower prices for American consumers. It is based on simple constitutional principles: that Congress and the White House must work together on trade policy and that trade agreements cannot change U.S. law without an up-or-down vote by Congress....

I knew hate speech about President Obama would come in here somewhere.

February 27, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) (click here) accused President Barack Obama and Democrats Thursday evening of continually releasing undocumented immigrants who are murdering Americans.
"Every day, all along border states, maybe other places, there are murders by people who have been arrested coming into this country, who have been released by the Obama administration, I believe in violation of the law, who are murdering Americans all over our cities," the Rules Committee chairman said at a meeting while discussing Obama's deportation relief policies. "We hold the Democrat Party and the president personally accountable for this action."
The comment came during a discussion of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which many Republicans believe needs to include measures to block Obama's executive actions on immigration. Congress must pass funding for DHS by the end of Friday to avoid a shutdown, and House Republicans are planning to vote on a three-week bill.... 

Rep. Sessions is his own journalist because the people of his district don't appreciate "The Lame Stream Media."

April 8, 2015
By Pete Sessions

...Micropac Industries (click here)
On Wednesday I was in Garland and visited the Micropac Industries headquarters. Micropac Industries has been providing innovative and integrated electronic product solutions for “Mission Critical” applications to the Military, space, medical and industrial markets from their headquarters in Garland for more than 50 years. From the gyro sensor used in Hellfire missile guidance systems to radiation-shielded satellite power distribution systems, and everything in between, Micropac Industries delivers the cutting edge technology that keeps our country moving forward. I was delighted to tour the facility, learn more about their operations, and see their products up close....

Mission Critical. Damn. That sounds important. Did "Mission Critical" receive 10 percent cut during "The Sequester."

Congresman Pete Sessions 'sets the ground rules' for his classroom visit. He states the young people in the classroom have "...great teachers...."

Governor Perry should order both hate groups to do public service together.

"Morning Papers" 

The Rooster


Leave it to Garland, Texas to have their own civil war. There is a reason why there are no gun laws in Texas, wackos need self-defense. At least the attendees weren't disappointed in their purpose. Maybe secession will work next presidential election.

May 3, 2015
By Liam Stack

Two gunmen were killed (click here) after they opened fire Sunday evening outside an event hosted by an anti-Islam group in Garland, Tex., featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, local officials said. According to the authorities, the two assailants shot a security guard and were, in turn, shot and killed by police officers.
Officials did not name the gunmen or assign a motive for the attack. A spokeswoman for the F.B.I. in Dallas said the agency was providing investigative and bomb technician assistance to the Garland police.
The City of Garland confirmed the episode in a Facebook posting....

I agree with the police officer, this one is a real head scratchier. No SWAT Team? I suppose that would be a waste of money in Garland. 

Let me guess, Ted Cruz is their favorite Senator.

The Demographics pretty much explains it. Americans with too much money and time on their hands.

It would be better if Garland, Texas would simply legalize "Cock Fights." Children would not end up on Social Security after a cartoon even.

I'd think more of the event if it were a religious cartoon gathering. This was organized specifically to bring angry people together. They were asking for trouble. Now, I suppose they want to declare war on somebody, right? "President Obama will say no and they'll call him a Muslim." And these people make national news. What next? 

In the meantime, the people of New York State fear for their lives in a different way with a "Dangerous Weather Watch."

What was it that woman said? Oh, yeah, the "Anti-American" hate group received public funding for their organization and held their meeting in a public building. Hm? Money, huh? That is a good motivator for any one in Texas.












"Good Night, Moon"

Full Moon

14.7 day old Moon

100 percent lit

May 2, 2015
By Amina Kahn

It’s official: (click here) NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has ended its mission to Mercury with a bang.
The spacecraft ended its four years in orbit by smashing into the tiny planet’s surface sometime around 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, scientists confirmed Friday. That time and the crash’s location are a best guess, because Messenger crashed on the far side of Mercury, with no way to phone home.

“On behalf of MESSENGER, thank you all for your support,” officials tweeted from the mission’s Twitter account. “We will continue to update you on our great discoveries. We will miss it.”

Even though the spacecraft met its end alone, scientists in the mission control room at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland said they mourned the passing of the spacecraft, whose observations have significantly altered our understanding of the sun-scorched little planet....