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Mac the Knife is back: The demand for injustice

J'accuse! The phrase of Emil Zola, that shook a nation because it demanded justice for a falsely accused man, the phrase that will ever be remembered, as will the man who wrote it, is a phrase now used to condemn people, without trial, without fair hearing, without right of reply, without justice. The phrase "I accuse" is now not a demand for justice but is considered proof of any accusation that follows it; it has become a demand for injustice.

"I accuse X of this." "A accuses B of that."

The Media (suitably horrified) calls out, "Horror! Horror! The social fabric is coming apart. Hang him. Hang her. Hang them all!"

The consumers of this information, the mass of the people who have been robbed of their reason and can react only as unthinking automatons, dutifully react,

Comment: While there seems to be a liberal faction that has become involved in many of the allegations, only time will tell where exactly the truth lies. There are far worse individuals than some of the celebrities currently accused. Stay tuned to Sott to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.


Mr. Potato

Kooky Hillary boasts Bill never tweeted policy during presidency which was 16 years before Twitter invented

We don't know which is worse. The fact Hillary actually said it or the fact that the brainless droids in the Arkansas audience wildly applauded.

Mindless Clinton sycophants.

Hillary bragged on Saturday that Bill Clinton never messed around on Twitter during his presidency. Instead? He just got things done.

Clinton was elected in 1992 and served two terms until 2001.

Twitter was invented in 2006.

Hillary is apparently using the same math which helped "lose" $6 Billion in cash from the State Department when she was secretary of state.

That money just up and vanished. Never to be seen again.

Handcuffs

Former Florida Democratic Rep Corrine Brown pleads for mercy after being convicted of stealing funds from children's charity

I'm sure most folks who watch the news knows who Roy Moore is but do you know Corrine Brown, the former Democrat 24-year Congresswoman from Florida? She was convicted not just accused, of 18 fraud counts which could put her behind bars for the rest of her life (maxium 277 years.) She doesn't deserve special treatment. She knew what she did and did it over and over again. To me, each time she did it again she insulted all citizens and those who stood by her innocence.

Brown reminded the judge she is 71 years old when she made her plea for mercy. Age didn't matter when she was stealing money from children so it shouldn't matter when she is locked up. She will never be punished for what she did our justice system will fail us all when they let this liar and thief walk.

Just to let you know how bad Brown really was, more than $800K was deposited into the One Door for Education, the Virginia-based "charitable foundation," but only $1,200 went to charity. Over $200K went to NFL tickets, luxury vacations, plane tickets and lavish events, but she wants mercy and compassion. Give me a break!

Comment: It seems as though the Democratic Party is rotten to the core: The Democratic Party is dead, time to clean house


Dollar

NYC subway is cutting mechanics while managers receive $300,000 salaries

During a long-ranging investigation, The New York Times interviewed more than 300 people and poured over thousands of documents to sketch out the history of neglect, abuse and mismanagement that fostered the New York City subway's current state of crisis in what's probably the most comprehensive explanation of the woes plaguing the MTA.

Century-old tunnels and track routes are crubling, but the Times found that the MTA's budget for subway aintenance has barely grown, in inflation adjusted terms, since 1992.

Signal problems and equipment failures are occurring twice as frequently as they did a decade ago - a sign of just how rapidly the transit system is deteriorating.

What's worse, is that hundreds of mechanic positions have been cut even as the century-old system groaned under the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Meanwhile, compensation for managers has ballooned to nearly $300,000 a year.

Daily ridership has doubled in the past decade to 5.7 million people. Yet, New York City is the only city in the world with fewer miles of track than it had during World War II.

Given the unconscionable state of neglect paid to its budget, it should come as no surprise that New York City's subway system has the worst performance of any major urban transportation system in the world. Only 65% of weekday trains make it to their destination on time.

Red Flag

Indian charity attempts to highlight problems of child trafficking through online game

An Indian children's charity has released an online
interactive game which aims to highlight the problem
of child trafficking in the country.

Comment: See also:


Book 2

It's a 'war on men': Southern pastors support Roy Moore

© Marvin Gentry / Reuters
Judge Roy Moore participates in the Mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day Program in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, U.S., November 11, 2017.
Pastors across the southern US are coming to the defence of Republican senate candidate Roy Moore amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades, with some citing a "War on men" while others allege it's just the Democrats playing dirty.

Approximately 50 pastors signed a letter of public support for Moore back in August, before the allegations came to light, so this may be an exercise in PR damage limitation from both Moore and the pastors.

"More women are sexual predators than men," said Pastor Franklin Raddish of the Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries, as cited by Al.com, who also alleges that the current wave of accusations of sexual misconduct indicates a "war on men" is underway. "Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don't hear about that because it's not PC."

"No one told Trump to stand down, what about the allegations against Clinton and his extramarital affair? The Democrats made a laughing stock out of those women. And now Al Franken is keeping his job," Raddish continued.

Comment: More on Moore:


Handcuffs

Texas woman with 'F--k Trump' bumper sticker released from jail one day after sheriff threatens charges

© KTRK
A Texas woman who donned a "F--k Trump" sticker on her truck was released from jail Thursday night, a day after a local sheriff threatened to press charges against her for the display.

Mike Fonseca said his wife, Karen, was picked up Thursday afternoon for an outstanding warrant from August. He posted her bond Thursday night, and she was released from jail about an hour later.

Records show Karen Fonseca is accused of fraud. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said they made the arrest after getting a tip about the warrant.

Karen Fonseca made headlines Wednesday after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls threatened to arrest her for the anti-Trump sticker on her pickup. Records show Karen Fonseca is accused of fraud.

The sticker says "F--k Trump and f--k you for voting for him."

Arrow Down

Surrogate mother loses custody of 18-month-old baby to gay parents after trying to keep him

© West Coast Surfer / Global Look Press
A surrogate mother has lost custody of her child after a court ruled he would be better placed with the gay couple who arranged for her to have the baby.

A senior judge said that the child's "identity needs as a child of gay intended parents" would be better fulfilled if he lived with the couple.

The woman signed a surrogacy agreement with the men, who she had she met online, and travelled to Cyprus in September 2015 to have an embryo transferred.

But the two families fell out and the woman and her husband changed their minds about giving the child up.

Comment: This goes to show that just because it can be done with science, it doesn't mean it should be. The early development of a child is critical, and it's not so easy to just 'change parents' at 18 months old. There's no such thing as fluid parenthood. It looks as though all the adults in this baby's life are primarily concerned with themselves, and he will suffer the most because of it.


Pistol

White supremacist convicted of murdering 3 best friends, shooting another in Washington state

© Clark County Sheriff's Office
Brent Luyster is a White Supremacist known to the Anti-Defamation League.
A white supremacist, largely covered in Nazi tattoos, has been convicted of brutally killing his three best friends and shooting a fourth in the face in Woodland, Washington.

On July 15 of last year, Brent Luyster, 37, fatally shot his best friend Zachary David Thompson, 36, his friend Joseph LaMar, 38, and LaMar's partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43, at LaMar's home southeast of Woodland. Thompson's partner, Breanne Leigh, 32, was shot in the face but survived. She later identified Luyster as the shooter, the Columbian reported.

Prosecutors believe Luyster killed the three because he was unhappy about felony charges in a different case that could land him back in prison. "We can't know the defendant's thought process. But we do know that he was stressed, that he was unhappy, that he was concerned, and we know that he was drinking," Deputy Prosecutor Laurel Smith told the jury ahead of the verdict on Wednesday.

Eye 1

15 prisoners have convictions reversed in Chicago over crooked cops

© Jim Young / Reuters
A Chicago police officer attends a news conference. Jim Young / Reuters
Fifteen men who were framed by a corrupt team of cops in Chicago have had their convictions thrown out en masse, leading to calls for hundreds of other cases linked to the team led by disgraced former officer Ronald Watts to be investigated.

The 15 had their convictions quashed Thursday, and hours later, seven cops allegedly part of Watts' team that "terrorized the Ida B. Wells housing projects in Chicago for over a decade" were removed from street duties while their conduct is under investigation, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Following the mass exonerations, believed to be the first of its kind in the history of the Windy City, Joshua Tepfer, lead attorney for the 15 vowed to review as many as 500 other convictions linked to the crooked squad.

"It needs to be investigated and vetted about how many of those are appropriate to overturn," Tepler said. "We are very much in the process of doing that."