SCOTUS nomination

Well this is news that I have been dreading since the GOP already stole one seat on the  current SCOTUS bench.

Of course Mitch McConnell wants to get a speedy vote on this. He knows that the country is pissed at his slimy thieving ass.

We are seeing that federal court nominees are not even wanting to answer questions about landmark cases. They are getting away with it, why? because the GOP does not care about justice and constitutionality, just drive the dollars in the correct direction.

We know that the GOP is pushing for the youngest judges that it can get, regardless of qualifications.

Regardless of the damages, Thank you Justice Kennedy for all of the years that you have given to the bench.

After this current political storm calms

Regardless of your feelings on the 2016 elections, I think that we have uncovered a hole that is not covered on a constitutional level.

What is the appropriate remedy for a fraudulent election?

We need to have this gap filled. For the sake of argument, let’s say that we discover that a foreign nation was found meddling in our election. and that a candidate and staff was involved. We had to ponder this with the birther movement. I know I contemplated it. What if we found out that the President was not eligible to hold the office?

Considering the damage that can be done by this fraud of a President, what is the best remedy? Yes, we have an impeachment process for high crimes and misdemeanors, but that is just a removal from if the Senate so decrees it.

I think that it should be more serious. I think that the Presidency should be voided. all appointments rescinded, even if they were confirmed by the Senate. It is fruit form the poisonous tree.  Void all executive orders, and any bills that the fraudulent President signed would be placed on hold pending the swearing in of the new president.

The tricky is this… do you install the other Presidential candidate? it seems to be the most fair process. Since the normal path of succession would place the Vice President int he Presidency, this would not work since they are enjoying that same poisoned fruit.

This is not an easy issue to wrestle with. Of course we know that in our current situation we are not going to see any change. This needs to be written now, and once the current administration is out, we can put it forth. I think that after this calms we have a shot seeing both side being able to tackle this objectively. I hope that it would never be used.

Why can people not follow directions from the police?

We have had another incident of police shooting a man.
The man was black, not that color really matters to me.
The blood looked the same as any other that I have seen spilled.

We realy need another statistic being kept in the police shooting database.
That stat should be, “Was the decedent following police officer instructions? [Y/N]”

The video of the Terence Crutcher case was obscured, both form the air, and from the dash cam. It cerainly LOOKS like he may have been reaching into his car window. I cannot be sure.

If he was reaching in, he sealed his fate.

Each of the cases that I have seen video of recently involved individuals NOT responding to police instructions. Perhaps there is something different in the culture, but my white ass will listen to instructions from an officer.

The ALCU is very clear on this subject:
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Do stay calm and be polite.
Do not interfere with or obstruct the police.
Do not lie or give false documents.
Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested.
Do remember the details of the encounter.
Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated.

In fact, their message is so important, I am going to link to their page:
https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/what-do-if-youre-stopped-police-immigration-agents-or-fbi

If you do not listen to the instructions given by police, you may very well DIE.
Follow the instructions so that you may live to file a complaint after you are safely released from custody.

Why is this concept such a challenge to understand?

I am very sorry, that another family and collection of friends have to mourn the loss.
From the outside, this seems like it is a tragic waste of life.

Isn’t it interesting that facts get lost

Last week 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for a “bomb”.

The media spotted the blatant racism and thrust him to the spotlight. The attention to overcome the horrible breaches of citizen’s rights was interesting to watch.

Another point of interest was that the facts about the device seemed lost upon the media. Perhaps it would have detracted from the hyped story.

Yes, the school was stupid.

Yes, the police need to be sued shitless for their denial of access to parents for a minor in questioning.

But the device that he had was a clock that “he made”. Would it be a point of interest that it was just a commercial clock removed from its case?

He tucked the power cord in so it would “not be suspicious”. That is an odd thought for a young teen.

In the end, he has an invitation to the White House, Facebook HQ, and an engineering job offer at NASA in response to the electronic version of plagiarism.

WOW!

On the criminal justice aspects I am behind the kid, as the police and school screwed the pooch on this. They MUST be held accountable.

 

Fallacy in Justice

 

Paying a debt to society

There is a concept that I heard all of my life in relation to people in of after prison. The phase “paying their debt to society” or “paid their debt to society” are bantered about. To this is a crock, that debt is much like poorly managed credit card debt. You keep paying and paying, but some never become debt free. Sure, in the case of misdemeanors where you sit in county lockup, the debt is easy. Once you are released, you go get a new job and resume life.

When you are convicted of a felony, it is not so simple. You serve your time and get out. is the debt paid? nope, you are further penalized by having a hard time getting a work or a place to live. The person has been branded so they continue to pay. For some crimes (yes, more serious to a society) they have to announce where they live and perhaps work.

 

 

Ferguson, yes I have views too

So the world has been watching to see where this went.

Before I begin, I was not there, nor was I in the grand jury, so I know only what the public knows.

I am in a different camp than Wil Wheaton, and others. I am probably in the minority of Anonymous, as the vocal side is stomping their feet that this was such a travesty.

I do not know what factors told the officer that deadly force was the best reaction.  Perhaps he SHOULD have used a non-lethal.

Am I racist? no, will I be called racist, could be.

We knew that the chance was high that there was going to be trouble either way tonight.  How many riots or destruction has occurred after winning a pro ball game or hockey game? People get overly excited and lose their common sense.

The bottom line is that the grand jury did not see enough to compel ANY of them to put forth charges. Not ONE!

We know from the strong arm robbery shortly before his death, that he was not in his right mind. He may have been kind and gentle normally, but not that day.

Sorry, this was blown way out of proportion, and most of us knew it in August. So much money and time spent. I will not call it it a waste, because our society seemed to feel the need for it to be intense. So be it.

We also knew in August that the masses were no going to accept the outcome.

Now it will go to a civil case where you don’t really have to prove a case. At least not anywhere near as conclusively.

God help those who have been directly impacted; family, friends, the community, even the police…

To those protesting: Please do not rip up your communities…

One school shooting you WON’T see on the national stage or in the media.

The best way to deal with a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.

http://bearingarms.com/good-guy-with-a-gun-armed-school-officer-stopped-arapahoe/

 

So why won’t the media give praise to this officer, when they are more than willing to condemn gun owners for one persons actions when it isn’t stopped quickly?

What the hell is wrong with the judicial branch?

This is a blatant rip off from Ultra-Violet, but I am giving them full credit.

Seems like this is a case where the ends justifying the means…

 

I just want to get the information out there so that those concerned can take action:

 

“Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists.”

That’s a real headline. And it’s true.1

Deric Lostutter, also known as KYAnonymous, helped expose the now-infamous Steubenville, Ohio teen rape case and cover-up.2 Without his work, we don’t know if Jane Doe would have ever received justice.

Lostutter tracked down photos and tweets from teenagers who witnessed the rape and joked about it. He then posted a video threatening to out those who joked about the rape unless action was taken.3

Until Lostutter exposed those photos, tweets, and posted his video, authorities in Steubenville had been slow-walking the prosecution. His posts focused a national spotlight on the case and created enough public outcry that authorities were forced to act.4

Now, he’s facing 10 years in prison for his role in “hacking” and uncovering this awful crime–while the actual rapists will serve no more than 2 years.5

This is flat out wrong, and outrage is building ever since news of this story broke on Friday. The U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice could decide not to prosecute Lostutter, reduce the charges, or take prison time off the table. Public pressure is what brought justice in Steubenville in the first place, and public pressure can help end this witch hunt against Lostutter. Can you sign the petition telling the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice that Lostutter is a hero, not a criminal?

Tell the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice not to prosecute Deric Lostutter.

Lostutter is a 26-year-old internet security consultant. He lives on a farm in Eastern Kentucky, where he likes to fish and ride his motorcycle. He read about the Steubenville teen rape case in the New York Times but didn’t think he could do anything about it until a friend sent him the tweets and photos by teens who witnessed the attack. He told Mother Jones that he decided to post them online because “I was always raised to stick up for people who are getting bullied.”6

By then, it was December of 2012–four months after the assault–and two boys had been charged with the rape but there was no trial for months, and the police were dragging their feet on the investigation. Witnesses weren’t talking and evidence had been erased.7

The tweets and photos exposed by Lostutter and other hackers he worked with sparked public outrage, including petitions signed by nearly 150,000 UltraViolet members demanding justice for the survivor. National media descended on the town and started asking tough questions of local authorities who were trying to sweep the whole incident under the rug.8

Now, Lostutter tells Mother Jones that Steubenville officials are behind the FBI investigation. “They want to make an example of me, saying, ‘You don’t [expletive] come after us. Don’t question us,'” he told the magazine.9 Town officials have resented the attention on the case since the beginning, but the truth is that without the public pressure that Lostutter helped create, the two rapists might have gotten away with it.

It’s wrong that a rapist can serve just 1 year for a brutal assault on a 15-year-old girl, but the hacker who helped uncover the crime is facing up to 10 years in federal prison. We should be applauding Deric Lostutter, not sending him to jail. Outrage is already building over this case, and if we all speak out now, we can pressure U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice not to prosecute Lostutter. Can you sign the petition?

Sign the petition.

Thanks for speaking out.

–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Malinda and Karin, the UltraViolet team

 

Sources:

1. Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists, Business Insider, June 7, 2013

2. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013

3. Ibid.

4. Rape Case Unfolds on Web and Splits City, New York Times, December 16, 2012

5. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013.

6. Ibid.

7. Rape Case Unfolds on Web and Splits City, New York Times, December 16, 2012

8. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013

Online outrage over Ohio rape case prompts city website, CNN, January 5, 2013

9. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013

Government Oppression

At what point does our government slip from a republic to a police state?

There is an argument that during the Bush years it had slid to more of a monarchy (yes, even with Congress in place.)

So where does this question come from? Well this week we had the protest at the Walmart distribution center where the local police brought out an LRAD (Long Range Audio Device) and it was used as a threat against the protesters. LRAD are deployed on cruise and merchant ships to repel pirates. They will damage the ears and make you physically ill. It is my understanding that they can be fatal if used incorrectly (or perhaps I should say in a manner not for crowd dispersing).

While I was reading more about the LRAD, I found that the Chicago police have one and threatened to use it at the G-8/NATO meeting protest. The Pittsburgh police have one and they actually did deploy it against citizens that were protesting the G-20 meeting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV88Ndffr1c You can hear what it sounds like there.  This over-reaction has resulted in lawsuit over the hearing damage to bystanders. LRAD have been provided all over the country for use against citizens.  http://www.infowars.com/lrad-sonic-weapons-to-be-deployed-throughout-america-for-crises/

I also discovered a military field manual that was disturbing as a vet, and a citizen.

http://info.publicintelligence.net/USAMPS-CivilDisturbanceOps.pdf

I still have to finish reading this manual, but to this point, I have to wonder where our government is going.

Before you start the Obama bashing, this manual was put into place in 2006, during Baby Bush’s reign. Of course some blame is to be had, but not stopping it after taking office.

We are seeing the pendulum swing back to the direction of the government and local police departments. Rights are under assault, but our legislators are useless fucks and don’t give a shit. Their short dicked club, is in it for their best interests, not the country’s.

We have to pay attention, speak, and be heard.

Why should our military be planning on killing citizens on us soil?

We know that we found out about their exercises to seize the firearms from citizens if we were to get too uppity about illegal immigrants.  They yielded when it was leaked and changed the exercise. Fuck you, government you work for us. You have gotten too big, you are reaching too far, you are spending too much overseas, hell you are spending too much in general.

You are to protect the citizenry, not make plans to eliminate it should it exercise its rights.

Fan-Flippin’-Tastic!

So the Supreme court has come in on the Arizona law SB1070

SCOTUS rejected some parts, but allowed the police to be able to ask about immigration status.

My opinion is mixed, but find that the court’s decision is sound.

Let the rest of the country follow Arizona’s lead.

What say you?

 

 

Oh and this was also sent to me from ALIPAC

ALIPAC Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona & Vows to Spread Law to More States

For Immediate National Release

June 25, 2012

Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
(866) 703-0864 WilliamG@alipac.us

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is celebrating the decision of the US Supreme Court announced this morning which upholds the key component of Arizona’s enforcement only approach to deterring illegal immigration! ALIPAC is vowing to pass improved versions of Arizona’s law in more states as soon as possible, to protect American workers, students, taxpayers, and voters from illegal immigration.

“This Supreme Court ruling in our favor is an historic victory for Americans fighting against the corporate sponsored illegal alien invasion of our homeland,” said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. “This ruling is a great blow to the Mexican government and Barack Obama’s efforts to sustain the invasion. We believe that we now have the momentum to pass versions of Arizona’s SB 1070 law in many other states since the court upheld the most important provision in the bill!”

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has over 40,000 national supporters and has helped to pass immigration enforcement laws in many states while stopping legislation designed to give taxpayer benefits like in-state tuition in more than 20 states. ALIPAC’s platform seeks to stop and reverse illegal immigration in America through the adequate enforcement of America’s existing border and immigration laws, instead of any changes in the law that would allow illegal aliens to form a new voting bloc that would destroy America.

“Obama has forced America into some new form of dictatorship to try to stop the mass exodus of illegal immigrants that should be following this ruling,” said William Gheen. “We plan to release new activist and legislation efforts in the coming weeks that will make it clear to illegal immigrants that departing the United States on their own volition as soon as possible, is their best course of action.”

National polls show that 81% of Americans support local police enforcing immigration laws and news reports indicate that illegal immigrants flee areas where local police can enforce immigration laws.

The Supreme Court did reject some of the other less important provisions in the Arizona law and ALIPAC found it disturbing to hear the same kind of illegal immigration supporting rhetoric used by globalists in the Obama and Bush administrations coming from some members of the court. They sound more concerned about illegal immigrants than suffering states, American workers and taxpayers.

For interviews or more information on ALIPAC’s plan to pass improved versions of Arizona’s law in more states please visit www.alipac.us