Friday, December 11, 2015

Benjamin Crump has picked up the African American experience where Martin Luther King, Jr. left off with his assassination.

For whatever reason Attorney Benjamin Crump has set his path on justice for African Americans where most litigators leave off.

He came to the forefront of the African American struggle when Trayvon Martin was murdered. I thought for as wonderful he was then we would never see him again in a high profile case. He must have felt defeated when Trayvon's murderer went free. 

Every time there is a defeat for justice, especially in minority communities, it can be devastating. I have watched him invest in the efforts to raise America's minorities above doubt to fight the good fight. He has recruited many other African American attorneys and it seems as though the number marching the legal fight is endless. 

Rape, be it Caucasian or minority is nearly an impossible case to win. I applaud him for his demands for justice in the face of profound racism and oppression of the truth. I admire him.  

Jannie Ligons, (click here) left, one of the victims of sexual assault by former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, smiles as attorney Benjamin Crump holds up her arm during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Ligons, whose report launched the police investigation into Holtzclaw, said he picked the wrong lady to stop that night. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) 

December 11, 2015
By Matt Sedensky and Sean Murphy

Oklahoma City (AP) — The rape convictions (click here) that could put a fired Oklahoma City police officer behind bars for life are vindication for some of the women he targeted, and also a reminder of how difficult it is to achieve justice in such cases.
Most victims never report sexual assaults, and those who accused ex-officer Daniel Holtzclaw were even more vulnerable as poor black women, many with checkered histories of crime and addiction.
A grandmother's bravery in telling her story made all the difference this time. After Holtzclaw pulled her over, forced her to expose herself and perform oral sex, she filed a complaint that triggered a search for other victims.
In this case at least, it changed a narrative all too common in sex crimes: The jury found him guilty of rape.
"I didn't do anything wrong," the grandmother said Friday, showing her face on camera and revealing her name as Jannie Ligons. "So all I can say is, I was innocent and he just picked the wrong lady to stop that night."...

Boeing has a new jet.

December 12, 2015
By Julie Johnson

Boeing's latest 737 (click here) airliner is gliding through development with little notice, and that may be the plane's strongest selling point.
Even the customary fanfare accompanying a new plane's public debut has been muted. While the 737 Max's rollout is being celebrated Tuesday in private ceremonies outside Seattle, the first plane actually slipped out of a Boeing factory to the paint shop on Nov. 30, meeting to the day a timeline set four years ago....

August 21, 2015

A video has captured (click here) the exact moment a lightning bolt hit a plane while on a runway in Atlanta.
The Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900ER was to be queuing for take-off when the bolt of lightning hits the top of the plane near the tail.
According to Jack Perkins, who shot the video, said his plane was grounded because of the severe weather and he took the footage to show his wife just how bad conditions were when the strike happened.
The plane was carrying 111 customers and six crew when the lightning bolt hit, according to Global News.
However, thanks to some clever engineering, any damage to the aircraft or injury to passengers and crew was avoided.

It's competition is the Airbus A320.

Okay, I've had enough of the agonizing over Donald Trump.


There is no story here. 

The numbers for the Republican Debates tell the story. 

Donald Trump has had a following for a long time. He has been proving his leadership for years. There is an entire segment of people that have confidence in his decision making. 

Statistics for polls are based on a 'pool of people' representative of the Republican base. 


Donald Trump is an outlier. The only thing that he has to worry about is making himself about his direction of this leadership in complicated government situations. He has to draw in his existing base which is much bigger than anyone else. His base knows how they feel about him from years of leadership, but, they have to decide how they feel about him in the presidency.

NOW. Can we please move on to other issues that actually matter and haven't already been decided?

I hope everyone has been evacuated from this storms path. It will be pushing a huge storm surge.

40' to 45' waves (click here)

5 hours ago
By Renee Duff

A potent storm (click here) that will cross the Aleutian Islands of Alaska this weekend could become the strongest recorded storm to impact the region.
This storm comes a little over a year after ex-Super Typhoon Nuri became the most powerful system on record to cross Dutch Harbor, Alaska, which is located in the Aleutian Islands, with a central low pressure of 924 millibars (27.29 inches of Hg).
The intensity of a storm is measured by the central pressure, with lower pressure equating ...

That is a very low central pressure and the storm already looks well formed with a very condensed central 'eye.'

Fishermen and women need to moor the boats and ships with safety. With this storm surge there will probably be ripped from their moorings....

Female polar bear, body index 1, on very open drift ice in Hinlopen Stretet, Svalbard, July 26, 2015. (Kerstin Langenberger)  

60-80% of polar bears are in Canada (click here)

Ministers and other leaders from the five polar bear range states met in Moscow for the first International Forum on Polar Bear conservation. The leaders made significant commitments to address issues of polar bear habitat, research and trade. This event was supported by WWF.