Of Two Minds
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:55 UTC
Just as the "war on drugs" criminalized and destroyed large swaths of African-American and Latino communities, the "war on cash" will further criminalize the few remaining avenues to financial independence and freedom. The introduction of "entitlement" welfare in the 1960s generated a toxic dependency on the state that institutionalized worklessness, a one-two punch that undermined marriage and family in America's working class of all ethnicities.
The "war on drugs" launched in the 1970s turned millions of American males into felons with severely restricted rights and opportunities in mainstream America.
Now we see the same destructive pattern repeating with "disability" being the new "welfare" and "legal" synthetic heroin (oxycotin etc.) being the new street-smack that lays waste to entire communities. Once you're dependent on the state for disability and synthetic smack, you are owned by the government, lock, stock and barrel.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:22 UTC
The unusual incident happened about 3 p.m., Wednesday as heavy rains and winds whipped through the area. Melbourne Police Lt. Steven Sadoff said the unidentified man was driving along the Eau Gallie Causeway when he stopped and got out of the vehicle.
"He pulled over and took off all of his clothes on top of the causeway. Then he started running around yelling, 'I am God,'" Sadoff said.
Comment: More crazed, naked people stories:
- People disintegrating: Naked man climbs on top of metro bus In West Hollywood, uses it like a catwalk
- Another naked person going off: Man leads Italian police on chase while shouting 'praise to Allah'
- Texas: Crazy, naked woman dancing on truck shuts down highway traffic
- Disintegrating? Naked man takes over Times Square; demands a meeting with Trump
- Why are enraged naked people going on the attack all around the world?
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:22 UTC
In one incident, a wooden house was allegedly set on fire in Bergedorf, one of the boroughs of Hamburg, according to NDR. Multiple refugees from Afghanistan and Iraq are living in similar houses in the area.
Some 50 firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but one man was taken to a hospital with inhalation burns. A 31-year-old woman was detained by police even before the fire was brought under control, NDR reported. The woman, said to be residing in the house, is known to police for attempting to commit other arson attacks.
Given that the suspect has mental issues, "political background" was ruled out as a motive.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:04 UTC
On February 16, a 6-foot by 2-and-a-half-foot sign depicting a Klansmen with an outstretched hand and the words "Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall" was posted high on a prominent building in the middle of Dahlonega, Georgia, along with several Confederate and KKK flags.
At first, officials thought the sign may have been placed there by one of the tenants of the building, but they soon discovered that the owner of the building, Roberta Green-Garrett, had posted them.
The sign was quickly taken down, because it violated the city's sign code by not having a permit, and the flags were later removed by an unknown citizen. However, as Mayor Gary McCullough said Friday, if the owner of the building obtained a permit, there would be nothing he could do to stop the sign from being posted.
"If it meets the requirements, we can't regulate what it says," McCullough told the Dahlonega Nugget. "The US Supreme Court says so."
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:53 UTC
The full statement follows:
Experts explain that the administration appears to have overlooked several crucial details
"In this situation, CBP was assisting ICE in locating an individual possibly aboard the flight that was ordered removed from the United States pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To assist ICE, CBP requested consensual assistance from passengers aboard the flight to determine whether the removable individual in question was in fact aboard the flight. In the course of seeking this assistance, CBP did not compel any of these domestic passengers to show identification. With much-appreciated cooperation from these passengers, CBP was able to resolve the issue with minimal delay to the traveling public."Passengers of a domestic Delta flight from San Francisco to New York were told to show their identity documents to uniformed agents of the Customs and Border Protection agency upon their arrival at John F. Kennedy airport on Wednesday evening.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:43 UTC
Investigators with the state fire marshal and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives believe a fire at the Islamic Society of New Tampa's Daarus Salaam Mosque in Thonotosassa, Florida, was intentionally set, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 2:10am local time, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. The fire was quickly extinguished, and no injuries were reported. Only the interior of the mosque was damaged, that being from sprinkler water.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:28 UTC
"He was very shook up about it. He has never been treated like this before," attorney Chris Mancini told RT. "He didn't know what was going on, and asked [immigration], 'Why are you doing this? My father is Muhammad Ali' and they just didn't seem to give a crap."
"He sat there for two hours, and then they let him go," Mancini added.
Muhammad Ali Jr., was traveling back from Jamaica with his mother, Ali's second of four wives, Khalilah, on February 7. They flew into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when immigration officers stopped them.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:24 UTC
"She only said in general that somebody asked her to do this activity. She only said in general she met with some people who looked Japanese or Korean," Indonesia's deputy ambassador to Malaysia, Andriano Erwin, said after a 30-minute meeting with the 25-year-old, who told the diplomat that she didn't want her parents to visit her in custody. "According to her, that person gave her 400 ringgits ($90) to do this activity... She only said she was given a kind of oil, like baby oil."
Malaysian police say that the "baby oil" was in fact VX, a powerful poison classified by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, which is prohibitively expensive and mostly manufactured in state-sponsored military facilities.
Los Angeles Times
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:17 UTC
"It's just a nightmare," said Drake, who practices in West L.A.
Drake was trained not to reveal her personal beliefs, but now will agree with clients if they say they don't support Trump.
"If this were just another session, if this weren't such a big thing, if this weren't so evil, I wouldn't," she said. "But I have to stand for what I stand for and that does cross over into politics."
Therapists nationwide say they've been overwhelmed by the strong feelings triggered by one of the most divisive figures in modern political history.
Comment: And now a bit of satire:
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:39 UTC
New Jersey is trying a new algorithm to fix its broken bail system, a flashpoint for criminal justice advocates who argue that court-assessed fines can discriminate against low-income and highly policed communities—most often, people of color.
Guidelines for how judges set bail vary across the country, but generally use a combination of a bail schedule, which prices out fees for specific offenses, and their own assessment of whether the defendant will appear at their hearing or commit a crime before their trial. If you can't pay up, you stay in jail until your trial date, sometimes for up to a month.