Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Both Mr. Trump and Secretary Clinton gave good speeches today.

Both covered topics their constituents value. I thought I heard cheering and applause.

When is the media going to get it right?

Their measure of speeches lacks connection to the a real appreciation of the audience/electorate. 

Everyone knows women are compromised at FOX.

The necklines, the boobs crammed into the smallest space possible, the tight skirt, the ridiculously high heels (never flats) and the forever crossed legs at the level of "Basic Instinct" on the curvy couch. This is just a natural progression, isn't that right, Mr. O'Reilly.

The Blond Bombshells at FOX really do try to pinch an aspirin between their thighs to protect their dignity.

July 6, 2016
By David Bauder

New York (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson (click here) sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was fired after she refused his sexual advances.
Fox News representatives did not immediately return requests for comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in Superior Court in New Jersey's Bergen County.
Carlson, the former host of a daytime show at Fox, alleged Ailes had retaliated against her because of complaints she had made about discrimination and harassment. The 11-year Fox employee was anchoring a 2 p.m. show when she said she was fired on June 23 at the end of her contract....

The Freedom Festival turned into Bleed Fest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This is a prime example of "Be careful of what you ask for." In that is expressly failed government.

The people attending a public gathering with their guns obviously are not as familiar with safe operation of their side arm. Government isn't suppose to make it easy to be stupid in cases of life and death.

July 6, 2016
By Corey Jones

The second victim (click here) of suspected celebratory gunfire during FreedomFest thought he had been smacked in the face with a baseball bat as he walked back to his car after enjoying the annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
The force of the impact made Branon Vaughan stumble left, then to the right, finally dropping to a knee with his arms on a wall to brace himself. The 35-year-old wondered if he had walked into a street sign. Seeing none in the area, he reasoned it might have been a beer can thrown at him.
Another person handed him a towel to stanch the bleeding....

Wall Street is not a welcome value with impoverished communities.

There is a pattern that needs to be researched regarding the deaths of Black men.

If I may?

There is a huge cultural gap between the Black community and it's police AND it's policing.

The anniversary of the WRONGFUL death of Eric Garner occurs on July 17th. He was smothered to death by something like six officers. Some of the officers were from the federal agency ATF. Evidently, the AFT doesn't bother chansing down contraband into the USA, it find it more convenient to attack unarmed Black Americans.

Mr. Garner was an incredible American. He raised two children in a marriage he valued. In his impoverishment linked with his desire to educate his children out of poverty he took up the much maligned practice of "Selling Lucys." Did I get that right, "Lucys?" Single cigarettes. He was charging $1.00 per cigarette which included the tax he paid for the pack he was selling from.

This is a practice conducted all over the country, including out of some convenience stores in impoverished neighborhoods.

Mr. Garner was not selling Lucys for the purpose of obtaining drugs that might kill him by Fentanyl anyway. Dying at the hand of ruthless, dog hating drug cartels was not his ambition. Mr. Garner was selling Lucys to support his family and bring about college educations for his two children.

Mr. Sterling was selling CDs from the street. He was respected by the people of the community. His wife is devastated at his death and his magnificent son is now fatherless and will experience the fact he is the oldest man in the family. The community will attempt to fill in the gap left by the death of a man gunned down unnecessarily. The Black Community in the USA is amazing. They do not accept the decisions of government as law when such incidents occur. They fight very hard to end such deaths in their community.

But, both Mr. Sterling and Mr. Garner were gunned down without valuing human life when the person exhibits black or brown skin. The viciousness of police are not welcome in these communities and that should be respected.

While law enforcement is necessary in any life of Americans, the Black Community throughout the USA exhibits what can be called 'illegal behavior' in their DAILY lives. 

Mr. Garner was known as a reliable source of Lucys and an upstanding person in his community. He was dearly loved by his wife and children. The ambitions within his life were admirable and necessary. He was innocent of causing real problems for the function of business in the USA.

I simply don't know enough facts about Mr. Sterling to comment about his values and life, but, there is every indication from his wife and son, he was extremely valuable to them and it is correct the community is upset and demanding justice.

There is however a further justice beyond the gunning down of these two men.

The next hurdle for the Black Community in the USA is to identify what DEPRIVATION OF ECONOMY and WEALTH has resulted in various activities to fulfill the hopes and dreams of the people caught in impoverishment. 

Neither Mr. Sterling or Mr. Garner was a threat to the people. They were engaged in commerce that supported their lives and ambitions. To put this into perspective, I present an entry on the net about Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.:

...Cecil replies:

Cecil doesn't ordinarily (click here) go in for this People magazine stuff, but Lord knows I like dishing the dirt as much as the next guy, and Joe Kennedy is a target the size of all outdoors.

J.P. was what we call an operator. He made his money by (1) pulling various hustles before it had occurred to anyone to make them illegal, and (2) possibly pulling other hustles that were definitely illegal but generally winked at. His stock-market shenanigans were an example of the former, his Prohibition liquor business (never proven, by the way) an example of the latter. That said, let's not get ridiculous. He didn't sell opium to the Chinese; the British did. Nineteenth century. Very famous. Trust me....

The Communities of these neighborhoods knows what goes on. They should be tapped for information as to THEIR PROBLEMS. That is not to say there can't be intelligence gathered to combat drugs and illegal guns, etc. Lord knows Chicago does not need anymore illegal guns coming from other states. But, these deaths of very important men in their community has to end. 

Every gunning of an innocent Black person needs extreme scrutiny to their lives, their values, the community's value of them and their ambitions and how they were achieving those ambitions. These are good people. Their lives should be uninterrupted.

The ATF could ask to the source of the CDs without harassment. The ATF ends their investigation of a person like Mr. Garner at IMPORTANT questioning. The life of Mr. Garner continues without interruption. Mr. Garner was the lucky person in the neighborhood that could actually go into a store and purchase at least a pack of cigarettes to sell them individually. His service to the community was valued.

The enforcement of Wall Street laws do not belong in these communities. As a matter of fact, Mr. Garner increased the income to the tobacco industry.

If I recall correctly, Michael Brown grabbed two boxes Cigarellos when exiting the convenience store. Status probably, but, Cigarellos may be less expensive than a pack of cigarettes. 

These dead Black Americans are mostly known to the community. Such issues as petty theft should not result in a police brigade to the scene. You mean to tell me the city was so quiet there was no other serious crimes being committed? In the case of Ferguson we know the corruption that resulted in the death of Michael Brown was systemic and the people were suffering under fiscal oppression. 

I could go on and on, but, the common denominator in all these cases is called ABUSE OF POWER.

This abuse of power does not limit itself to the Black Community either, we witnessed a homeless man gunned down by a SWAT team, including a dog, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

These are atrocities of 'power' and result because legislation is used to exert social values. Power of any kind is responsible when it actually makes a difference. There is no defense for a city, a state or a nation to use power when it attacks innocent Americans LEFT IN A DEAD END in their lives.

See that is what happened with James Boyd, Eric Garner and Alton Sterling, they dead ended in opportunity to even stay alive in the case of James Boyd. They were FORCED to seek an opportunity outside the law. That is a legitimate defense of Americans. In the case of Eric Garner he was providing a valued service to the community.

The USA has all sorts of people living within it's capitalism economy. The impoverished are vulnerable to law breaking to make it through the day and in the case of Ferguson were exploited, even extorted for the purpose of supporting the very law enforcement that killed Michael Brown.

The Black Community in the USA has to conduct very important research to bring better community outcomes. 

The SPENDING of government has to demand focus on real problems such as importation of drug cartels and poppy culture products to the USA. The ATF should not be allowed to harass people such as Eric Garner. See, the answer to the question, "Where did you get those Lucys you are selling?," would be a store and not contraband imported from sources outside the USA borders. Eric Garner paid the tobacco tax. That should end the ATF investigation. If this is all the ATF has to investigate the real question, "Do we actually need the ATF?" comes to mind.

This needs to end and it needs to end for real reasons impoverished Americans find themselves by no fault of their own. These dead Americans had every right to their life. The mentally challenged should not end up in a grave simply because they were homeless. Such realities is an abuse of power and abandonment of Americans that profoundly need government to be uplifting while guarding their lives.

It is still a slap on the wrist.

July 6, 2016
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius (click here) has been sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius, 29, who was dressed in a dark suit, hugged members of his legal team, a witness said, before he sat down to hear his fate.
Steenkamp's mother and father, who said Pistorius had to pay for his crime, were also in the court.
Pistorius was freed from prison in the South African capital Pretoria last October after serving one year of a five-year term for culpable homicide - the equivalent of manslaughter.

There is no reason to keep American troops in Afghanistan.

The USA has overstayed it's welcome. I would think bombing a hospital is enough for any President to bring his soldiers back to USA soil.

The above statement by me was made before the announcement by the President. He once again bows to the military and allows more American troops to remain in Afghanistan. 

My opinion remains the same. The USA is unneeded in Afghanistan.

These announcements by President Obama are made as if there was a vacuum of power in the region. The Afghan region is one of the most heavily militarized regions in the world, save the Pacific Ocean.

I think my point of view is supported and self explanatory. The USA military gets that 'warm and fuzzy' feeling of knowing what every country in the region is doing.

Troops out now!

That warm, fuzzy military feeling is in anticipation of action and potential war. There is no productive reason for it and it inhibits peace!

Peace is a legitimate goal and it is time it is viewed as such.

The USA military did nothing to end the poppy economy in Afghanistan. How is it that fifteen years, nearly two decades, a generation of Afghan people, is considered an important milestone for the USA military to continue?

The United Nations Security Council needs to view the USA military for what it is, an autonomous influence in global instability. I remind there are now two major illegal and immoral wars that have been conducted by this lonely superpower; one in Vietnam and one in Iraq. Both have left the region in shambles and increased instability in a global profile.

Which country in the Pacific is sited by North Korea as it's reason to continue to escalate it's nuclear profile? A simple speech by a Neocon President caused North Korea to remove it's seals on what was a viable non-proliferation agreement. It is time the USA military is viewed as a danger to global stability and not an enhancement. The simple change of President has brought about hubris filled political wars.

There is no ethical reason for the US House to conduct yet another investigation of Secretary Clinton.

The FBI did an extensive investigation and has reported honestly in their findings. 

There is now a record to bring legislation forward IF IT IS NECESSARY. The operation of government is never perfect. My opinion is that further legislation is not necessary. There are numerable rules and CONDITIONS put in place after Secretary Clinton served in office.

The US House Speaker needs to be indicted in conducting public hearings for political purposes. The emails in question are classified. There is no reason for a public hearing. If there are questions about the EVIDENCE prepared by the FBI, it should be conducted in a closed session.

The US House keeps sending money unnecessarily and that is the words of their own Chairman Gouti.

Enough of the politicking at the country's expense.

Where is Jindal, useless as ever?

While the country was gossiping about a tweet, it was still experiencing violence against it's Black people.

July 6, 2016
By Maya Lau and Bryn Stole

Alton Sterling, (click here) a 37-year old man who sold CDs, was shot and killed by a Baton Rouge police officer Tuesday morning outside a convenience store on North Foster Drive after “some type of altercation” with two officers, officials said.
Baton Rouge police did not provide much information about what escalated the incident between the officers and Sterling or what prompted an officer to fire his weapon. A witness, however, described police as “aggressive” and said Sterling was armed but was not holding his gun or touching his pockets during the incident. Police later retrieved a gun from the man’s pocket, said the witness, shop owner Abdullah Muflahi.
Around 12:35 a.m., Baton Rouge police responded to the Triple S Food Mart at 2112 N. Foster Drive after an anonymous caller indicated that a man in a red shirt who was selling CDs outside the store pointed a gun at someone, telling them to leave the property, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William “Beau” Clark said the initial results of an autopsy performed Tuesday show Sterling died due to a homicide and suffered multiple — meaning more than two — gunshot wounds to the chest and back....

In Alabama the community is stating Mr. Moore was unarmed and murdered. They remain resolute and oppose an investigation from police internal aairs. The community wants an independent investigation.

June 23, 2016
By Lawrence Specker

Michael Moore has been laid to rest. (click here) For some – including a roster of civic leaders and elected officials -- questions about the circumstances of his death have not.
Several investigations are under way, and there have been indications that it might be months for results are announced. Here's what we know now....
...The gun: Though Hurst reported that the confrontation escalated when he saw a handgun at Moore's hip, it was not recovered at the scene. Instead, according to police, it stayed in Moore's waistband as he was handled at the scene and transported to the hospital. Investigators recovered it there. Police Chief James Barber has described this as a breakdown in proper crime-scene procedure; among Moore's supporters, it led to widespread suspicions that the .40 caliber Smith & Wesson was planted. One of the men in the car with Moore has since given an interview in which he said Moore possessed the gun at the time of the incident – though he questions whether Moore reached for it.
The cameras: Because Hurst was on his way to roll call, he was not yet wearing his body camera, and this has been a point of contention with many. Mobile City Councilman C.J. Small has said that he and Councilman Fred Richardson pushed hard for Mobile police to be equipped with cameras and felt there had been some foot-dragging on the subject...

These cases always end up the same way, the families are paid off no different than in the war zones of the USA. The federal government always steps in to carry out an investigation. The local authorities are not trusted by the communities for the same reason that comes out when there is a death of an unarmed Black citizen, manipulation of the truth.

There are many, many Americans that carry guns on their person with or without a concealed carry permit. There are state now that do not require permits. It is always someone from the Black community that is dead. It is an issue and denial is not at all appropriate. The Black community is correct in continuing their protests and demands for "The Right to Live." They are correct because this doesn't end. It continues and Black men are continuing to fall in what should be a simple act of law enforcement.